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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by Gentex SPK4 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:04 am

Destin Heights Apartments, built between 1984 and 1985, originally had an FCI FC-72 fire alarm system for each building. The main signals in the apartment buildings were Wheelock 34T-12 Horns. Pulls were FCI MS-2s. Smokes were mostly ESL brand. As for the clubhouse, they used Wheelock 7002T Horn/Strobes, with FCI MS-2s pulls and System Sensor 2400 smokes. Signal coding was continuous.

In 1993, a Wheelock 34T-12 died and was replaced with a System Sensor MAEH.

In 1999, an MS-2 in the clubhouse was found inoperative and was replaced with a FireLite BG-10.

In 2002, a 34T-12 broke during an inspection. It was replaced with a System Sensor SpectrAlert Horn.

In 2005, a fire broke out on the first floor of building 3, causing significant damage to the units. The whole system was replaced once that building was rebuilt. The new system is a FireLite MS-10UD. Signals are Wheelock AH Horns in the apartments, plus ASWP horn/strobes outside. Pull stations are FireLite BG-12s, and they put System Sensor i3 smokes throughout. Also a water sprinkler system was installed and a Wheelock MB10 was installed outside.

In 2009, the clubhouse upgraded their fire alarm system as a part of a major remodel. The new system is a FireLite MS-9600UDLS with a Wheelock SafePath voice evac panel. Signals are Wheelock E70 speaker/strobes, with Wheelock RSS Strobes in the bathrooms. They put E70WP speaker/strobes outside to serve the tiki bar. Pull stations are FireLite BG-12LXs and there are SD335A smokes scattered throughout. Signal coding is a code-3 tone with the standard male voice evacuation message.

In 2010, an ESL smoke detector was found inoperative and was replaced with a System Sensor i3 smoke with an internal sounder.

In 2011, a 34T-12 broke and was replaced with a System Sensor P2R Horn/strobe.

In 2016, an MS-2 died and was replaced with an EST 270-SPO.

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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by Simplex 4051 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:25 pm

Now we have a middle school that holds 925 students.
Main alarms are Simplex 9838s on 2901 strobe plates

The computer lab has a Simplex 9806 on a 2901 strobe plate

The exceptional children classroom has a Simplex 4903-9405

The drama classroom has a Cerberus Pyrotronics HDC-24C on Space Age Electronics AV32 light plate which flashes in code-3

One of the workforce development classrooms has an Edwards Integrity in code-3

The art classroom has a Wheelock AS in code-3
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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by Gentex SPK4 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:34 pm

A house with a unique 3.5 story design, built around 1975, originally just had old hardwired smoke alarms.

But in 2010, the new owners decided to put in a fire alarm system. The new system is a Mircom FX-2000 with a Sigcom DVS-50 serving the rec room, living room, dining room, and kitchen. Signals are Mircom FHS-340 Horn/Strobes in the hallway, basement, master bedroom, and office room. Each bedroom and bathroom got Mircom Mini horns. System Sensor SpectrAlert Advance Speaker/Strobes are installed in the rec room, kitchen, dining room, and living room. Outside and on the patio, they put System Sensor P2R Horn/Strobes. Pull stations are Mircom MS-700AP. Mircom MIX-2251AP smokes are installed throughout, but Beam200 Smokes are installed in the living room. System Sensor Duct Detectors are installed on the AHU and HVAC Duct in the Attic. Horn/strobes are set to code-3. Speaker/strobes play a whoop tone and a voice evacuation message. The detached garage gets a Silent Knight 5700 fire alarm system, with 2 System Sensor P2R Horn/Strobes, along with RSG T-bars and Edwards heat detectors.

In 2014, a Mircom Mini horn broke and was replaced with a Wheelock HW Horn.

In 2017, a Notifier BG-12 replaced a MS-700AP in the rec room.

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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by Simplex 4051 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:43 am

Continuing on with my middle school kick, we have a 888 student one.
The hallways have Wheelock 7002T horn/strobes

One of the workforce development classrooms has a Federal Signal 450D horn with a VALS strobe

The drama classroom has a Siemens U-HNH

The locker rooms have Gentex SHGs

The art room has a Wheelock MT in code-3 tone

The dance classroom has a Wheelock NS in code-3
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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by thegeet » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:01 pm

Consolidated High School was founded in 1970. The original system was an Edwards Custom 6500 with 270-SPO's and newer 881D DC Adaptahorns and Edwards lights.

In 1973, a new building was added into the school, and there were Faraday 5640 horns behind Faraday light plates. Also, there are Faraday lights in the restrooms.

In 1989, an Adaptahorn was dead, so it was replaced with and Edwards 895B-001 horn/strobe.
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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by thegeet » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:17 pm

(Decided to make another post since I can't edit the other one)

Consolidated High School was founded in 1970. The original system was an Edwards Custom 6500 with 270-SPO's and newer 881D DC Adaptahorns and Edwards lights.

In 1973, a new building was added into the school, and there were Faraday 5640 horns behind Faraday light plates. Also, there are Faraday lights in the restrooms.

In 1989, an Adaptahorn was dead, so it was replaced with and Edwards 895B-001 horn/strobe.[/quote]

In 1996, the system was replaced with a CP-35 System 3. Signals are U-HN-MCS and U-HN-S17S, and in the hallways, U-HN-MCS-C, or U-HN-S75S-C. In the largest classrooms, there are U-MMT-S30S-C's and in the cafeteria U-MMT-MCS's.

In 2003, they went with a renovation and added Wheelock MT-24MCW.
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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by Simplex 4051 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:48 am

This next school rather than being a middle school like I have been doing is actually a high school so we are going up a level. It currently holds 1410 students. This is their system.
The majority of the school has Simplex 4903-9219 horn/strobes

All areas around the gymnasium and the gymnasium itself including the locker rooms have Simplex 2901-9838 horns on 4903-9101 strobes

Two workforce development classrooms, one foreign language classroom and the art classroom have Gentex SHGs horn/strobes

The drama classroom and a third workforce development classroom has Edwards 792 horn/strobes

The health classroom has a vertical Wheelock AS in code-3

A fourth workforce development classroom has a Mircom FHS-240 in code-3
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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by Gentex SPK4 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:01 pm

Wilson Elementary School, built in 1992, originally had a Notifier System 5000 fire alarm system. Signals were Wheelock EHS-EL1 Horn/Strobes installed throughout the school. Wheelock WH3T-24-FR Strobes were installed in the restrooms and in classrooms, and Wheelock 34T-12 Horns were installed outside. Pull stations were Notifier BNG1s and there were System Sensor 2400 smokes scattered throughout. Signal coding is continuous. The bell is a tone over the intercom, which is a Dukane Starcall. The master clock system is also by Dukane.

In 1995, an FCI MS-2 replaced a BNG1 in the library.

In 1998, a Gentex GMH Horn replaced a busted 34T-12 outside.

In 1999, two BNG1s failed to operate and were replaced with Fire-Lite BG-10s.

In 2001, they added 5 portables. A Fire-Lite MS-4 was tied into the Notifier Panel. Signals are Gentex SHG Horn/Strobes, with RSG T-bars and ESL Heat Sensors installed in each.

In 2002, 3 EHS-EL1 horn/strobes died and were replaced with Wheelock NS Horn/Strobes.

In 2003, an EHS-EL1 in the art room failed to sound and was replaced with a Wheelock MT-24 VFR horn/strobe.

In 2004, two System Sensor 2400 smokes broke and were replaced with Notifier FSP smokes.

In 2007, a new classroom addition was built, a Notifier NFS-320 was installed and tied into the System 5000 Panel. Signals in the new wing are Wheelock ZNS Horn/Strobes, with ZRS strobes in the restrooms. Pull stations are Notifier BG-12LXs and there are a few FSP smokes scattered throughout. Everything else was the same. Also two 34Ts were replaced with System Sensor HR horns.

In 2010, the cafetorium was renovated. A Wheelock SAFEPATH panel was installed for voice evac purposes and tied into the existing panel. Signals are Wheelock E50 Speaker/Strobes replacing the existing horn/strobes in the cafetorium. Pulls are Notifier BG-12LXs. Also RSS strobes were installed in a few classrooms to replace broken strobes.

In 2013, a few of the EHS Horn/strobes failed and were replaced with Wheelock HSR horn/strobes.

In 2015, the System 5000 went bust and was replaced with a Notifier NFS2-640. Everything stayed the same.

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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by Simplex 4051 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:08 pm

This next school is an elementary school which has 946 students total attending it.
In most of the school, the alarms are Simplex 4903-9237 horn/strobes

Located in the music room is a Simplex 4903-9219 horn/strobe

One room, media center has a Simplex 2901-9806 horn on a 2903-9101 light plate

Over in the multipurpose room, the alarms are Simplex TrueAlerts because it was redone recently

The art classroom has a Space Age Electronics 2DCD on a AV32 light plate

Finally, the dining room hallway still has the school's original alarms, which are Simplex 4051 horns on 4050-80 light plates
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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by Gentex SPK4 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:38 pm

Marlin Junior High School, built in 1964, originally had a Simplex 4246-4 Fire Alarm System. Signals were mostly Simplex 4048-R Horns. There was one horn at each end of the hallways, two horns in the media center, two horns in the cafeteria, 4 horns in the auditorium, and 4 horns in the gym. Large rooms like the band room had one horn. Under each horn was a Simplex 4251-1 Chevron Pull Station. Signal coding is continuous.
For school bells, they installed Simplex STR 6 Inch Bells, the gym and auditorium, and outside, they used Simplex STR 10 inch bells. Classrooms had Dixie Buzzers in the clocks.

In 1973, a small fire broke out in the woodshop room. The 4048-R in that room was replaced with Simplex 4050 horn, and the STR Bell was replaced with an Edwards 4 inch bell. They also replaced the 4251-1 with a Simplex 4521-20 pull station. They also installed Chemtronics heat sensors in certain areas in case another fire broke out.

In 1978, the 4048-R in the kitchen failed to sound, and was replaced with a Federal Signal 350 horn. Since there was no school bell in the kitchen at the time, a Simplex 4090 series 6 inch bell was installed.

In 1981, they added on a 8-classroom addition to the school. A Simplex 2001 panel was installed and tied into the existing Simplex 4246-4. Signals there were Simplex 2901-9806 Horns in the hallway, with two horns on 2903 light plates. Pulls in the new wing were Simplex 4521-20s. They also installed a few Simplex rebranded ESL smoke detectors in the storage closet and in the hallways, plus a few Simplex heat sensors as well. Signal coding was continuous for the horns, but 90 bpm march time for the two light plates. They also put two Edwards 4 Inch Bells in the hallways, and Dixie Buzzers in the classrooms, as well as 10 inch Edwards bells outside. The master clock panel was upgraded to a Simplex 2350 to accommodate the new wing. Everything else remained the same.

In 1995, the school was remodeled and they decided to upgrade the fire alarm, and the clock/bell and intercom systems. The new fire alarm panel is a Simplex 4120, replacing both the 4246-4 and 2001. Signals are Simplex 2901-9840 Horns on 4903-9105 Strobe Plates installed throughout the school, however some of the classrooms had Simplex 4903-9217 Horn/Strobes. Areas that additional strobe coverage got Simplex 4904 series remote strobes. Most of the smaller classrooms got Wheelock MIZ horns instead. The Auditorium, Cafeteria, and Gym gained Simplex 2902 Speakers on Simplex 4903-9105 Strobe Plates. The new pull stations are Simplex 2099s. Simplex 4908-9847 smokes are scattered throughout, the ESL smokes remained. They also installed a few Simplex 4908 series heat detectors to replace the Chemtronics heat sensors. Signal coding is continuous, and the speaker/strobes play a repeating chime tone along with a voice evac message. They also removed all the interior bells and buzzers and installed new intercom speakers throughout the school. They kept the exterior bells and tied them into the new clock system. The interior school bell is now a tone over the intercom simliar to this: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9zqd7kh349f9 ... =ring1.wav
The new intercom system is a Dukane Starcall, and new LED Clocks are installed to replace the older Simplex clocks.

In 1998, a 4901-9840 in the 7th grade wing died and was replaced with a Gentex GMH Horn.

In 2002, an ESL smoke in the storage closet failed and was replaced with a Simplex TrueAlarm.

In 2005, a Simplex 4903+2901-9840 in the choir room broke down and was replaced with a Wheelock AS Horn/Strobe.

In 2010, two classrooms were remodeled into a technology lab. They installed a TrueAlert Horn/Strobe in each.

Between 2011 and 2013, a few of the MIZ Horns died and were replaced with Wheelock HSR Horn/Strobes.

In 2014, they added a two story addition to the school. A Simplex 4100ES was tied into the 4120 to serve the new wing. Signals in the new wing are Simplex TrueAlert Horn/Strobes (ceiling mounted in the classrooms, and wall mounted in the hallways), along with Simplex TrueAlert remote strobes in the restrooms. Pull stations are Simplex 2099s and TrueAlarm Smokes are scattered throughout. Signal coding in the new wing is Code-3. Everything is still the same.

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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by Simplex 4051 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:46 am

This elementary school has 920 students.
In most of the school, the alarms are Simplex 4051 horns on 4050-80 light plates coded to march time

When a 4051 broke down in the science lab, it was replaced with a Space Age Electronics 2DCD horn on a AV32 light plate also coded to march time

There was a small fire that broke out in the entrance hallway of the school so when it was rebuilt, the alarms were Simplex 2901-9833 horns on 2903-9101 light plates also coded to march time

When the school had two additions put on it, they used Gentex GMS horn/strobes in what would become the K/1 and the 2/3 wings

The media center has Wheelock NS horn/strobes

The computer lab has a Simplex 4903-9236 horn/strobe
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Re: Make Up a System (Jefferson HS)

Post by idontwannaknow » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:58 pm

Here's a system inspired by my current high school, with some assumptions.

Thomas Jefferson High School was built in 1985, and featured two floors. The original structure was quite average- it housed a lot of classrooms, a mid sized cafeteria that cut through both floors, a few science/art labs and two music classrooms. There was also a physical section of the school of course housing a gym and it's locker rooms, but a weight room and two dance rooms are also present. The main doors to enter do not have a front office right away, rather it be the first room on the hallway to the right (it was still big with offices and a nurse room).

The first alarm system the school had was a Pyrotronics System 3. Alarms present were Edwards Adaptabels very spaced apart, each hallway only had one bell (the hallways stretched far). No 'rooms' had a bell except for the gym. One bell was installed outside the school by an emergency exit. Pull stations were Pyrotronics MS-51 under each bell no exceptions, which meant any bell installed above lockers had it's pull put above the lockers or a slim crease between lockers where the pull was placed. There were no smokes at the time.

In 1990, the school built a pool room in the physical section. One Pyrotronics ES0-24S horn/strobe was installed in the room with an MS-51 under it. Coincidentally, a ball hit an Adaptabel in the gym which was then also replaced by an ES0-24S.

In 1993 the cafeteria was renovated, riding it of the second floor and replacing that section with... nothing! There are now windows that shine through where the entrance used to be. The cafeteria was widened and had a hallway leading to the Physical Section on the right. No alarms were replaced because there wasn't anything to replace, but they did install two Cerberus Pyrotronics EH-24Ses on both sides. Pulls are Cerberus Pyrotronics MS-151 under both alarms. The hallway that connected the lunchroom to the Physical Section also received a EH-24S w/ MS-151.

The next year, a whole new section was added to the building on the opposite end from the physical section, which are six new health classrooms and two dance rooms. The other side of the hallway featured three standardized testing rooms, about the size of two regular classrooms. Two Cerberus Pyrotronics EH-24Ses landed into the hallway, same with one in the dance rooms. Pulls are MS-151s under both the NAs in the hallway.

The second building for Jefferson High School was constructed in 1998. It featured a long hallway of nothing but a bathroom stop and a second office towards a triangle shaped hallway that loops, filled with classrooms. The reason behind this is because the school was getting more students than they could handle. A smaller food cafeteria and a smaller gym were also added. This building got a Silent Knight IFP-1000 system, with System Sensor MultiAlerts. Each hallway received 2 horn/strobes, including the intersecting one and the cafeteria. The gymnasium however received 3 horn/strobes (locker rooms got two horn/strobes and one strobe by the bathrooms). Each classroom got one strobe, including the offices, bathroom, and cafeteria kitchen. Pulls are all SK PS-DATKs, and detectors are SK SD505-APS (only one in each hallway and kitchen) Not many ideas were put into this part other than classroom expansion.

In 2002, the first building finally got a fire panel change, which is now a Cerberus Pyrotronics MXL. The only alarms that were still connected were the Cerberus Pyrotronics EH-24Ss and the Pyrotronics ES0-24S in the Pool Room. The gym horn and most of the bells were removed but a few were left intact. All pull stations were removed however, with the creases in the lockers getting replaced by a thinner locker a couple years later. New alarms are a mix between Cerberus Pyrotronics MTL-S15-Ses horn/strobes and S15-Ses strobes in the hallways. The gym got four horn/strobes near each emergency exits, with two strobes installed near both the bleachers. The weightroom got two horn/strobes installed on both sides, and the band rooms received one horn/strobe. The three testing rooms in the health section each got a horn/strobe toward the front of the room. The rest of the building- classrooms, bathrooms, stairwells, lab rooms, locker room bathrooms (locker rooms themselves got a MTL horn/strobe) and the health rooms got a strobe. Pulls are CP MS-151 and smokes are CP ILP-1.

The year after that, second building underwent finalization renovation, the first being the unveiled larger pool than the other building’s, which featured 6 System Sensor SpectrAlert weatherproof horn/strobes, two on the longer walls and one on the shorter walls. The bleacher room connected to the pool got two SpectrAlert horn/strobes by the two large double-doors. Pulls are Silent Knight PS-DATKs under each alarm, with the ones in the pool room covered by Stopper IIs. The pool locker rooms received two SpectrAlert horn/strobes, while the shower rooms had weatherproof horn/strobes and the bathrooms had remote strobes.

The building also got another floor built upon it, going as far to where the connecting hallway reached the first building. The space for the triangle-shaped hallways got classrooms, which had SpectrAlert horn/strobes in the hallways with strobes in the classrooms, bathrooms and the stairwell. The space for the interconnecting hallway was for science labs, larger history classrooms, and teacher offices. Science labs and history classrooms obtained the usual strobe, while the offices were a bit different. There were five sections; english, mathematics, history, world-language, and science. The entrances featured the front-desk and a SpectrAlert horn/strobe, while the hall and actual offices was tied into the older building’s system. The alarms in the hall are Cerberus Pyrotronics MTL horn/strobes, while the alarms in the offices are S15-S strobes. So that means if the fire alarms go off in the first building, those one will go off too, excluding the SpectrAlert. (reasoning behind is the offices were supposed to also connect to the first building, but they decided to make them only connect to the second building).

The final bit is that the gym had expanded further down, so that means that the original half of the gym has System Sensor MASSes, while the new half has SpectrAlerts.

(ALL PULLS ARE SILENT KNIGHT PS-DATK UNDER MOST ALARMS IN THE HALLWAYS, AND DETECTORS ARE SK SD505-APS)

Ever since the new pool was unveiled, the old pool was drained closed down. This all changed in 2005, where the room changed into an extended wrestling room. Two Cerberus Pyrotronics MTSs (Wheelock MT) were installed on both ends with an CP MSI-10B underneath the alarm by the door.

In 2008, the school decided to open up its doors to computer classes by building a 5 computer-lab classroom extension to the first building and a 3 lab extension to the second one.

A lone hallway with barely any classrooms was used for the first building expansion, and so it was also renovated with another newly built hall going out leading to all 10 computer labs. The hallways received Siemens U-MMT horn/strobes, while each one of the computer labs gained a Siemens U-MMT-C ceiling mount horn/strobe in the center of the rooms. Bathrooms are also present, which have U-S17-C strobes. Pulls are Siemens MSI-10Bs

The extension in the other building did not use new hallways, rather it got rid of 6 classrooms to make way for 3 labs. The alarms present in there are System Sensor SpectrAlert Advance ceiling horn/strobes, one for each lab. No pulls were necessary.

In 2012, The second building’s lunchroom was updated, featuring a giant inflation of the normal room. New alarms are white System Sensor SpectrAlert Advance ceiling horn/strobes with a red horn/strobe above the counter to order food. Bathrooms near the lunchroom were also caught in the action and remodeled, but the only change was the MultiAlert strobe was replaced by an Advance strobe. Pulls are Silent Knight BG-12s, while smokes are SK Photoelectric detectors.

Finally in 2018, the first building had a “greenhouse class” extension, where a row of second-floor classrooms got added onto the left side of the building, which were supported by thick pillars. The roofs of the classrooms could be changed by the flick of a switch to open up and show the (hopefully) sunny skies. Hallways received Siemens MTH-HMC-CW-WPs, while classrooms received Siemens MTH-HMC-W-WPs. One classroom got an CW on the wall. Pulls are Siemens MSM-Ks.
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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by Simplex 4051 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:33 am

This next middle school that was completed a few decades ago and had some alarms replaced over time is set up like this.
The school is primarily a Wheelock system with 4 different Wheelock alarms throughout the school with Wheelock 7001Ts being the horn there is the most of

In the art room, the alarm there is a Wheelock 34 on a Space Age Electronics AV32 light plate

Where the school deviates from the Wheelock alarms for a bit is in the workforce development room, which instead has a Simplex 4041 horn on a 4050-80 light plate

The second deviation occurs in the sixth grade wing where the horns are actually Faraday 5505 horn/strobes

Then the school goes back to Wheelock alarms with the exceptional children classroom having a Wheelock MT in code-3 horn

Finally, the band room has a Wheelock NS in code-3 horn
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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by Gentex SPK4 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:50 pm

A small 2 story office building, built in 1986, originally had a FireLite MiniScan 424 fire alarm system. Signals are Federal Signal 450D Horns+VALS Strobes. There was one horn/strobe at each end of the hallway, and one horn strobe in each elevator lobby. In individual offices, they put in Federal Signal 450D Horns. Pull stations are Fire-Lite BG-6s, in each hallway. System Sensor 2400 smokes are installed throughout the building, with the boiler room and janitor’s closet having Edwards Heat Detectors. Signal coding is continuous. As for elevator recall an FCI FC-72 is installed, with ESL Smokes at each elevator landing.

In 1994, a Federal 450D in one office space was found inoperative and was replaced with a System Sensor MAEH horn.

In 1999, a new tenant remodeled one office space. They put in Wheelock MT-LSM horn/strobes in the remodeled office. Everything else remained the same.

In 2005, a BG-6 on the second floor broke, and was replaced with a RSG T-Bar.

In 2008, three offices were renovated. They put in Wheelock ZNS Horn/Strobes and ZRS strobes, along with System Sensor i3 smokes. Also two 450Ds+VALS horn/strobes were replaced with Wheelock ZNS Horn/strobes.

In 2009, the FireLite MiniScan 424 panel died. It was replaced with a Silent Knight 5208 panel.

In 2010, the fire alarm devices were upgraded. The Federal Signal Horns and Horn/Strobes were replaced with Wheelock HSR Horn/Strobes and STR Strobes. They also replaced the pull stations with Silent Knight PS-SATKs and new System Sensor i3 smokes replaced the existing System Sensor 2400s. Signal coding is code 3. Everything else is the same.

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Re: Make Up a System (2.0)

Post by Simplex 4051 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:40 pm

Continuing on my middle school tour, here is another one. This one can fit a total of 592 students.
Most areas in the school have Simplex 2901-9838 horns on 4903-9101 strobe plates

But the locker rooms have Simplex 4903-9219 horn/strobes

The eighth grade wing of the school has Edwards 892-2B horn/strobes

The computer lab has a Space Age Electronic 2DCD horn on a AV32 light plate

In the media center, there is a Wheelock AS

Finally the band room has a classic SpectrAlert
Now where have I seen some of these systems before? Oh right! Right here on the forum! One is based on my elementary school, another is based on wiley's kindergarten school, another on NewAgeServerAlarm's middle school and one on my high school.
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