Gentex minihorn horn/strobe in a small restroom stall at ear level.

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Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:24 pm

A Belk department store at a local mall has a Gentex minihorn horn/strobe located in a three stall restroom on the wall in one of the small stalls. When you walk into that stall the horn/strobe is at ear level with your ear right next to it. Yes, minihorns aren't that loud, but still.
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:35 pm

Well... The local Belk has a Wheelock AS in the bathroom.... Yep, cruel. I do not want to be in there when it goes off.
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:46 pm

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Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:35 pm
Well... The local Belk has a Wheelock AS in the bathroom.... Yep, cruel. I do not want to be in there when it goes off.
So does my school... I don't understand why since there's usually a horn/strobe right outside the restroom!

Did I mention that there's a hallway that has 6 AS's in it? There's an identically-shaped hallway right below that only has 4 AS's.
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:44 am

Reminds me of the time that I went to New York on a bus trip and we stopped at a rest center somewhere in either Connecticut or New Jersey. Anyway the bathroom not only had a Classic SpectrAlert horn/strobe in it but on of the stalls had a SpectrAlert ADVANCED horn/strobe in it almost at ear level.

What were they thinking!?
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:19 am

randomperson wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:46 pm
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:35 pm
Well... The local Belk has a Wheelock AS in the bathroom.... Yep, cruel. I do not want to be in there when it goes off.
So does my school... I don't understand why since there's usually a horn/strobe right outside the restroom!

Did I mention that there's a hallway that has 6 AS's in it? There's an identically-shaped hallway right below that only has 4 AS's.
Uhhhh, That is very strange. All of my schools all just have 2 horn/strobes or 3. Thankfully the mall has Wheelock LSM strobes in the restrooms.
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:30 pm

All of my schools had two or three horn/strobes or in the case of my middle school horn/lights in the corridors.
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:36 pm

Here's the Belk store I am talking about. Someone made a YouTube video of the elevator in it. In the video you can see one of the Gentex minihorn NAs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ATO70hJ7A
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:24 am

Doesn't look like it is mounted at ear level in the video. I guess it was only for the the restrooms then.
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The Ellicott Complex at SUNY Buffalo's original fire alarm system consisted of Simplex 4050s mounted about 5 feet above the ground behind a mesh panel, sometimes next to a T-bar. When I was a student, one part of the complex retained this system, with the dorms having been converted to EST3 EVAC systems.
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:14 pm

Did you hear the 4050s go off or are you just assuming they were?
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