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Re: Interesting / Unusual Alarm System Vids

Post by Simplex 4051 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:56 am

Gasp. How did you know about that? How did you figure it out? Are you a mind reader!? Get out of my mind!!!!

LOL :mrgreen:

Anyway back to the videos about fire drills on YouTube. Now that I got that out of my system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSzgdWOtvyE

Simplex 9838s and a ceiling mount Genesis.
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Post by Simplex 2903-9101 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:48 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clpc3REUgps

Interesting not because of the system (Simplex 4903's that aren't even visible), but because of what happened. A light fixture caught fire, and one of the kids goes to pull the fire alarm. It takes quite a while for the system to activate.

Either the system has a long alarm verification period, or the kid thought he pulled the alarm when he simply opened the Stopper cover.
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Post by idontwannaknow » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:18 pm

Simplex 2903-9101 wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clpc3REUgps

Interesting not because of the system (Simplex 4903's that aren't even visible), but because of what happened. A light fixture caught fire, and one of the kids goes to pull the fire alarm. It takes quite a while for the system to activate.

Either the system has a long alarm verification period, or the kid thought he pulled the alarm when he simply opened the Stopper cover.
Wow! Someone pulled the fire alarm because of a fire? What mythology...
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Post by Simplex 4051 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:40 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbe25jF-ha8

9838s, TrueAlerts and AS's all in a cacophony of loud and chaotic noises.
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Post by Simplex 2903-9101 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:06 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuKjlXnPCeM - Space Age AV-32 + 2DCD in slow march time.
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Post by Simplex 4051 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:14 pm

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Post by Simplex 2903-9101 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:43 pm

A system test in an abandoned school building. Starts with SpectrAlert Advances; later in the clip, you'll see ADA MASS's. The reason this is "unusual" is that the MASS's are doing a weird, synchronized slow whoop. How this is accomplished, I don't know, but it's not march time as there's no pause between whoops.

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Post by jm2014 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:55 pm

My best guess for that is seeing that the Advances are synced, the MASS's are probably on the same circuit as the Advances and the sync protocol will send invisible pulses to keep the strobe synced but can only be picked up by Advances and the MASS's are basically sounding on sync pulses. Notice how it's on for a second and ceases for a millisecond and continues that same pattern. Most sync protocols use that setup when power is cut, the strobe will flash or vice versa.

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Post by Simplex 4051 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:20 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mwzru5Ruog

Edwards 792s. You can even hear a pitch change in them at one point!
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Post by mjb1124 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:54 am

Compiled some videos I found of Rutgers dorms:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wTODM-qTRA
Livingston Apartments Building B. TrueAlert speakers/strobes with standard 4100U whoop/message, plus the rooms have sounder bases in continuous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7K1A9EaC8M
Livingston Apartments Building C. Sounder bases in continuous again, but this time with both indoor and outdoor TrueAlert horn/strobes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN44K9bEIYA
Richardson Apartments, from outside. A slightly older non-voice system; you'll hear the outdoor Wheelock MT (modern style) set to March Time outside (inside are TrueAlerts doing the same pattern), along with the sounder bases in continuous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qt-F66WN-g
Quad 3, again from outside, but this has an outdoor TrueAlert doing code 3 along with the other TAs, while the sounder bases are still in continuous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VLJ6KC1UXo
Back to voice evac, but a mid-90s system with the 4100 whoop and no sounder bases. Though I never lived in this building, this is what fire drills sounded like for my first three years. Can't really see them, but I know there are LifeAlarm speakers and 4904-9105 remote strobes in the hallways, as well as TrueAlert remote speakers in the bedroom.

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Post by Simplex 4051 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:55 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9aZmOLefLs

Edwards 792 horn/strobes in continuous with an Integrity in code-3 in the background.
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Post by idontwannaknow » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:12 am

mjb1124 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7K1A9EaC8M
Livingston Apartments Building C. Sounder bases in continuous again, but this time with both indoor and outdoor TrueAlert horn/strobes.
Those have got to be TrueAlertES. Since they are more high pitch, I’m gonna assume that.
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Post by Simplex 4051 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:34 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhyWkB9AlQ8

Faraday 6120s that are ceiling mount along with a Wheelock AS somewhere.
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Post by wiley209 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:48 pm

I know this mall very well. They have a Simplex 4100 system set up as conventional, with 2901-9838 horns on 4903-9101 strobe plates sounding on Continuous. Some stores have TrueAlert horn/strobes (you can't hear them in this video), while other stores don't have alarm signals. This doesn't count the anchor stores' own systems.


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Post by Fire Alarm Fan » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:26 pm

https://youtu.be/mPcOaUiyEeg

EM and 2 Advances, one set to T3 and the other continuous. The EM sadly seems to be on its last legs and seems to die out during the video, or maybe the fire got to it...
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