Simplex 4051 wrote:So you said the building with the 9846s was the NEWER building. Did the OLDER building also have 9846s before the ZHs, U-MMTs, MTLs, and AS rebrands?
idontwannaknow wrote:Elementary School had a Simplex System, with Simplex 4903-9219 horn strobes in all of the built hallways and classrooms, which were pretty loud as I presume. I believe they also had these mechanical horns in the bathrooms too, as when I revisited the school when my sister did a tour, I used the bathroom and there was a horn strobe right above the urinals, RIP. Smoke detectors are 2908-9201s and pulls are 2099-9795s.
In the newer parts of the elementary school and the intermediate school there were Simplex TrueAlert 4906-9127 horn strobes in all the hallways and classrooms. These were the ones I and the rest of my class were deathly afraid of and would cover our ears during a drill. There were strobes in the bathrooms thankfully. Smoke detectors are Simplex TrueAlarm 4098-9714s and the pull stations are Simplex 4099-9001s.
Middle School was most likely an Edwards System, with Gentex SHG horn strobes in the hallways and gym, as well as Gentex GX-90 horn/strobes in the classrooms, bathrooms, and pretty much anywhere else you can cram an alarm into, which leads to me seeing a GX-90 in a tiny storage room! In some of the renovated areas, you could see Commander 3s in some areas where the older alarms died, but what was surprising was if an alarm died in a classroom, a Commander 3 strobe would be in there instead of a horn-strobe, which was relieving because I had a class in one of those rooms. I forgot what the smoke detectors were, but all the pull stations were Edwards Signaling MPSRs. One thing I think was is that before the SHGs/GX-90s, the alarms were Federal Signal Vibratone 450Ds with VALS non-ADA strobes screwed in. Why I think this is because in two areas in the hallways, there appears this alarm, one in a long hallway, and one by an exit door. Not only this, but in one of my classes in 7th grade had this alarm INSIDE THE CLASSROOM. I never heard it go off in there, but I did walk past one going off during a fire drill, and it was easily louder than the SHGs.
High School has two buildings, one with a Siemens FireFinder system (it's having issues, the alarms went off 4 times in two weeks), and one with a Simplex 4010 system.
The Siemens building has Siemens ZH ceiling mounted horn strobes in the hallways, classrooms, and one large bathroom. There are occurring wall mounted ZHs as well, and there's an RSS rebranded by Siemens in the boys' locker room. (Originally, the building had U-MMTs, MTLs, and AS rebrands. There were strobes in the classrooms.) Detectors are Siemens HFP-11s and pulls are Siemens MSM-Ks with Stopper II covers.
The other building has Simplex 2901-9846 horns on 4903-9105 strobe plates and TrueAlert 4906-9127s. In classrooms, bathrooms, and smaller areas, the alarms are either 4904-9105 strobes, or TrueAlert 4906-9101 strobes. Newly renovated areas have Wheelock ceiling mounted Exceeder horn-strobes and strobes. Odd alarms are 2901-9840 and 4901-9805s in place of the usual 9846s, a 4904-9137 strobe in a bathroom instead of a 9105 strobe, and a weatherproof Wheelock MT in the pool locker rooms. Detectors are TrueAlarm 4098-9714s and pulls are 4099-9001s with Stopper II covers.
I am so glad I never had to deal with any SpectrAlert Advances in the schools.
Simplex 4051 wrote:I assume the Adapabels are disconnected?
Simplex 4051 wrote:Are they replacing everything in the old system when it comes to the alarms?
Simplex 4051 wrote:Well anything is better than Advances then I should say am I right?
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