Alarms on TV/Movies

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Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:12 pm

They had those Adaptahorn light plates at a local office/retail building that is now demolished. They were mounted horizontally (vertical light). One of them had the Adaptahorn replaced with a 34T, but seeing it with a 7002T is really unusual.
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Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:07 pm

The 2012 Lunchables "Feed Your Great Ideas" commercial has Edwards Integrity horn/strobes and a 270-SPO pull visible in the school. Also, a Simplex 4090-2 6" bell can be heard at the start.
This commercial is infamous online for having the song the kid plays be replaced with something else (usually something more vulgar.)
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Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:16 pm

Here is a very interesting video from the 1970's and going by that date in roman numerals in the beginning this is from 1978 although it looks a bit older. It features a Sears Early One smoke detector. You have to fast forward between 9:00 and 9:11 to see it. This video is called Harm Hides At Home and features a woman who poses as a superhero and shows kids the importance of safety around the home. This looked interesting for it's time. Hope this video is able to post. If anyone here knows more about this video let me know.



https://youtu.be/dvbZi7L3srg
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Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:52 pm

The woman's name is Karen Kingsley (aka Superwoman or Guardiana) I just looked this up on Imdb and says it is from 1974 not 1978 which it looks more like it. I think 1974 was also the same year the Sears Early One came out. Bye the way those alien voices at the beginning are hilarious although they sound more like the chipmunks. Sorry for the double post but I accidentally posted it under "Rare Smoke Detectors".
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:04 pm

I've noticed that 270-SPO's are by far the most common one when it comes to them getting pulled. However, I've seen things as diverse as STI push models... Also, it bugs me when on the Flash the guy rips the 270 off the wall and the alarm stops. Chances are there's a panel.
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:57 pm

In the infamous "Captain Planet" episode "'Teers in the Hood," a chemical explosion/fire occurs in the Planeteers' high school, and the alarm consists of a combination of a Simplex 4090 6" vibrating bell in Continuous and some kind of fast hi-lo tone.
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:31 am

Jurassic Park has one by the electric fence that sounds like a loose '9838, '9846 or a '9833 in slow march time!

(Just like a '9838 I tapped lightly on a wall before, where it was loose enough that I can hear it move!)
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:55 am

In the second episode of Criminal Minds, three RSG pull stations are pulled. And it’s actually quite accurate. The handle does not spring back up and the sprinklers don’t activate.
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:27 pm

[Isaaaakkk] wrote:In the second episode of Criminal Minds, three RSG pull stations are pulled. And it’s actually quite accurate. The handle does not spring back up and the sprinklers don’t activate.
For once, the producers get it right!
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:47 pm

A Wendy's commercial for some spicy burger back in like 2014. An office employee grabs a fire extinguisher and pulls an edwards 270-spo in the hallway.
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Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:33 am

At the 0:03 mark, a Simplex 4090 6" vibrating bell is heard.

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Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:57 pm

I can't believe I didn't share this yet! A hilarious Robot Chicken segment involving a fire drill at the Justice League that Batman was unaware of just as he was in the bathroom and wearing nothing but his mask. The alarm is a 10" bell in Continuous (you'd think for a place like the Hall of Justice, they'd use a more modern fire alarm these days.) I especially love how Batman yells "WHO THE HELL PULLED THE FIRE ALARM?!"

Of course since this is "Robot Chicken," it's NSFW (some minor foul language and (censored) male nudity.)

With the fire alarm testing at Anthro New England this past weekend, I couldn't help but think of this segment! I even called out "Who the hell pulled the fire alarm?!" at one point (since last year a drunk con attendee pulled the alarm at 2 AM.)
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Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:56 pm

While my parents were watching "Survivor," I heard a promo for another CBS show from the other room and at one point I heard what sounded like a classic SpectrAlert sounding on Code-3. Anyone know what the promo or what show it was for? (This could be a heads-up to let someone here know about an upcoming TV episode with an accurate fire alarm for once.)
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Sat May 19, 2018 12:34 pm

I am sorry for bumping an old topic, but the Goosebumps TV show episode "Click" in the school there is a 270-SPO and in the episode "The perfect school" there are bells and I think Mircom pull stations.
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Tue May 22, 2018 7:48 am

I can't believe no one has talked about this yet, but in the movie Resident Evil(original movie) when the Red Queen makes the fire system activate, one room had a SpectrAlert Classic sounding in Code 3.
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