FCI MS-2 Institutional Pull Station

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Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:41 am

I saw this in an eBay listing. I've always wondered what the institutional version of the MS-2 looks like!
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Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:23 am

Thats really cool!
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I actually own one and I have to say as nifty as it is, it's a bit of a pain to use. Obviously, it requires a key to activate, but in order to be able to reset, you have to leave the handle unlocked, which requires leaving one key in the top lock while opening the bottom. Therefore, resetting this pull station requires two keys. On top of that, for some reason, closing this pull station will NOT automagically reset the switch, unlike most MS-2 pull stations. FCI seems to know this as well; there's a small sticker on the backplate saying "switch must be manually reset." Which I find odd given that it seems nearly identical to the MS-2 except for the key on the pull handle to lock it shut and the lack of a lift gate on the top.
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Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:21 am

I assume an institutional pull station is what would be used in mental institutions?
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Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:06 am

Simplex 4051 wrote:I assume an institutional pull station is what would be used in mental institutions?
it's a pull station that requires a key to activate, used in prisons, mental health facilities or parts of hospitals where mental health patients are kept (usually dementia wards), etc.
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Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:26 pm

Installed anywhere you don't want the "clients" messing with the fire alarm. I've seen Simplex, FCI, and just recently EST versions. It is interesting because every staff member will carry around a pull station key, and that same key will open fire extinguisher cabinets. The place with the EST version, nobody had a key and the Cat45 key would not activate the station. Whereas Simplex will use the B key and FCI the PK625 key.
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Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:50 pm

SAFETECH just did a video where the alarm system he was testing was in a former mental health center so the pulls were only able to be operated by key so this would be the second time I saw such a thing that existed.
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Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:21 am

I recently got one of these NIB, and it seems like a modified MS-2 with extra labels applied and an L written after the regular model number in pencil. Its very unique.
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