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This is the system setup of Rocky Branch elementary school.

Wheelock 7002T
In hallways and other areas not noted

Gentex SHG
The art classroom, the preschool classroom and the elementary adjustment classroom

Amseco BZ-54VT+SB Select a Strobe
The music classroom and the early childhood center

Siemens U-HNH
The OT/PT office

Wheelock MT
The reading classroom and the cafeteria and gymnasium hallway

SpectrAlert Advance
The emotional behavioral disorders classroom, the assessment center and the learning and language disabilities classroom
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Northville Shopping Mall was built in 1997 and had a very rich history

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It was originally built in 1997 as Ville Shopping mall and was built by James Properties Corp. The system was a Simplex 4002 panel with 5 Simplex 4009-9201 panels due to the large size. Signals were Simplex 2901-9838s on 4903-9101 light plates. Pulls were Simplex 2099-9754 T bar stations. Smokes were 2098-9642 smoke/heat combo detectors. In 1998 James Properties Corp went bankrupt and then the mall was sold to Kate Mall Industries. (For info the anchor tenants are as follows: Belk, Dillards, Sears, JCPenney, and Sam's Club). JCPenney had for their system Wheelock MT horn/strobes set on bell, a Fire-Lite Miniscan 424A, and BG-10s. Belk has Wheelock AS horn/strobes, A*T BG-12s and a Fire-Lite MS-10UD-3. Sears has a Fire-Lite MS-10UD-3 fire alarm control panel. Sam's Club had a Silent Knight 58008 panel with Bosch T bars. Signals are Spectralert Advance Ceiling mount horn/strobes with about 3 EH horns scattered around. There are also Gentex SHGs for emergency doors. Dillards had a Fire-Lite MS-9200UD with Fire-Lite BG-10s and Wheelock EH horns for signals. In 2001 a EH in the Sam's Club broke and was replaced with a Classic spectralert.
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The final school in the River Falls school district that there is to do is Westside elementary school. This is how the system for the school has the horns placed.

Simplex 4041+4050-80
In hallways and other areas not noted

Wheelock 7002T
The OT/PT classroom, the nurse’s office and the hallway that leads to the cafeteria and gymnasium

Simplex 2901-9806+2903-9101
The art classroom and the preschool wing (which also includes the enrichment classroom)

Gentex SHG
The sole first grade classroom in the kindergarten wing

Simplex 4903-9822
The literacy classroom and the music classroom

Simplex 4903-9238
The speech classroom, the ESL classroom and the emotional behavioral disorders classroom
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McGull Middle School was built in 1971 as a two story, 400 student building. In 2007, a 2-story classroom addition, and a new gym was built. At that time, the school was completely renovated.

Fire Alarm
Panel
  • Current System: Simplex 4100U INFOALARM - Voice Evac in the gym, cafeteria, and auditorium
  • Original System: Simplex 4207
Annunciator
  • Current System: Simplex 4603-9101
  • Original System: None
Initiating Devices
  • Current System: The main pulls here are Simplex 4099-9002s, many of which are under Stopper II covers. Smoke detectors are all Simplex 4098-9714s. Heat detectors are all 4098-9733s. AHUs have Simplex duct detectors.
  • Original System: There were 4251-113 and 2099 pulls in some areas of the school, along with a single EST 278 in the media center. Mechanical heat sensors were installed in a few areas, along with a Simplex 2098 smoke detector in the weight room.
Notification Appliances
  • Current System: The main signals here are Simplex 4906-9127 horn/strobes. These are installed in all classrooms, the front office, hallways, and the media center. Areas requiring strobe coverage (i.e. restrooms, etc) have 4906-9101 strobes. The gym, cafeteria, and auditorium have 4906-9151 speaker/strobes. Outside, there are Wheelock ASWP horn/strobes.
  • Original System: Hallways, media center, and auditorium had Simplex 4050 horns with dual projectors. A few classrooms had GXS strobes installed in the late 90s. The cafeteria and gym had Siemens U-HN-S110-AC horn/strobes replacing broken 4050s. There was a Wheelock MT4-115-WM in the front office and a SHG in the art room.
Intercom
Head-End Equipment
  • Current System: Rauland Telecenter VI
  • Original System: Dukane
Admin Phones/Mics
Current System: Rauland TC6434 in front office. TC6402 in ESE office and clinic.
Original System: Realistic Mic next to rack

Speakers, Call Switches
  • Current System: All classrooms have Rauland ACC1400 speakers with TCDPB2 call switches. Hallways, the cafeteria, and auditorium have Rauland ACC1208 speakers. The media center and offices also have Rauland ACC1400 speakers. Both gyms have Rauland Horn Speakers. Outside, there are Rauland ACC1141 speakers.
  • Original System: The hallways, media center, cafeteria, auditorium, and gym had Tandy power horns. The band and choir rooms had Tandy Power Horns and Handsets. Other classrooms had Simplex clock/speaker combo units with call buttons.
Bell
  • Current System: Chime tone over intercom
  • Original System: Hallways, the media center, and cafeteria had Simplex 4090-1 bells, each next to the fire alarm horns. The auditorium and gym had Simplex 4080 bells. There are also 4080 bells outside.
Master Clock
Master Time Panel
  • Current System: Midwest Time Control MTC-6000D
  • Original System: Simplex 6100 replacing an older Simplex model.
Clocks
  • Current System: There are DSC200 clocks throughout the school
  • Original System: There was a mix of Simplex and Lathem analog clocks.
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This is how the Newmarket elementary school has their system set up.

Simplex 4051+4050-80
In hallways and other areas not noted

Simplex 2901-9806+2903-9101
The music classroom, the cafeteria hallway and the resource classroom

Space Age Electronics 2DCD+AV32
The literacy classroom and the behavioral specialist office

Edwards 892-2B
The psychologist's office

Wheelock NS
The library and the main office

SpectrAlert Advance
The reading classroom, the science classroom and the OT/PT office
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North Middle School is a middle school built in 1986. The school has two stories (Three if you count the basement) and has about 60 classrooms, A media center, A computer lab (That was abandoned when the students all got their own Macbooks and turned into a third grade class) A lunchroom, a gym, and also an auditorium. The school also had a renovation in 1994 that fixed up the FA system.

Panel:

Current: Simplex 4020 installed in 1994
Original: Simplex 4002

Initiating devices:

Current: Simplex BG-50s and combo smokes
Original: Simplex T bars with combo detectors.'


Horn/strobes:
Current: Simplex 2901-9838s
Original: Simplex 2901-9833
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Little Chute middle school has a system that is set up like this.

Standard 450+Standard 450
In hallways and other areas not noted

Simplex 4051+4050-80
The wrestling room, the STEM lab and the strength and conditioning center

Faraday 6120
The biology lab and the library

Wheelock 7002
The multi-purpose room

Classic SpectrAlert
The band classroom and health classroom

Space Age Electronics VA4
The metals lab, the woodshop lab and the ceramics classroom
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Lockwood Elementary School is an elementary school built in 1989
School facts:
# of classrooms: 110 classrooms
Basement: No
Second story: No
Grades: Pre-K to 5th grade
Auditorium: Yes (Contains its own system)

MAIN SCHOOL SYSTEM:
PANEL:
Simplex 4006 in main office next to Starlink dialer
Simplex NAC extenders in each hall's electrical room

INITIATING DEVICES:
Simplex conventional T bars
Simplex truealarm detectors
Fire doors that close in fire alarm

SIGNALING DEVICES:
Simplex 2901-9838s on Simplex 2903-9101 light plates
Simplex 4904-9101 remote strobes in restrooms

AUDITORIUM:

Panel:
Simplex 4100 with voice evacuation

Initiating devices:
Simplex 4099-9001 MAPNET t bars
Simplex truealarms

Signaling devices:
Simplex 4903-9146 speaker/strobes

Intercom system:

Main control center:
Dukane Head rack with 2 cassette tape slots built in (Based off of my old middle school.)

Speakers:
Indoor speakers are Dukane 6A650 8" ceiling mount speakers
Outside speakers are Dukane 5A30 15 watt paging horns

Phones:
Dukane 4000 plus phones in most areas
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I know present to you two high schools. The first one is BMC Durfee high school. The second one is the Jared J. Bergling high school. I will do Durfee first.

Simplex 2901-9833+2903-9101
In hallways and other areas not noted

Faraday 5505
The wellness center, the reading classroom and the band classroom

Simplex 2901-9806+4903-9101
The computer lab and the art room

Gentex GMS
The wrestling room and the aviation lab

Siemens U-MMT
The journalism classroom and the math interventionists office

SpectrAlert Advance
The culinary arts restaurant, the gymnasium locker rooms and the main office
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A shopping complex was built in May 1999. The complex has all of the strip center store with one type of system while the big box stores have their own.

Strip center system:
PANEL:
Current: Radionics fire/security combo with Bosch D1256R annunciators by the units front door. Next to the D1256R keypads are a D1255 security keypad
Original: From May 1999 to June 1999 the strip center had a Fire-Lite 424A that sadly blew up in June due a large hurricane that hit the town.

Initiating devices:
Current Radionics D325 T-Bars and also some Bosch FFM-7045-D T-bars
Original: Fire-Lite-BG-10s

Signaling devices:
Current: System Sensor Spectralert Classics and some Advances too
Original: Wheelock AS horn/strobes

Wal-Mart system:

Panel: Simplex 4020 addressable FACP

Initiating devices: Simplex 4099-9001 T bars

Signaling devices: Simplex 2901-9838s on 4903-9105 light plates

Best buy:

Panel: Fire-Lite MS-9200UDLS FAC
Wheelock SAFEPATH 4 voice evacuation panel

Initiating devices:

Fire-Lite BG-12LXs
1 A*T BG-12 by the stockroom exit

Signaling devices:
Wheelock ET-1080-LS-24-EFW Speaker strobes
Wheelock RSS strobes in restrooms

Office Depot:

Panel:
Potter PFC-6030 FACP

Initiating devices:
Potter Metal T Bars

Signaling Devices:

Potter SB24 Bell/Strobes

General signaling devices:
Potter CSL24L-BW that goes off in march time whenever something not purchased comes through the Sensormatic scanners.

A random buffet called "China Buffet":

Panel:
Fire-Lite MS-5-UD

Initiating devices:
Fire-Lite BG-8s

Signaling devices:
Wheelock VR-17 Bell/strobes
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As promised, this is the system of the Jared J. Bergling high school.

Siemens U-HNH
Hallways and other areas not noted

Wheelock 34T+Space Age Electronics AV32
The hospitality lab, the ROTC classroom and the photography classroom

Gentex SHG
The pool room and the computer technology classroom

Federal Signal 450D+VALS strobe
The planetarium

Simplex TrueAlert
The orchestra classroom and the the engineering classroom

Edwards Genesis
The cosmetology lab, the library and the lecture hall
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A Publix grocery store was built in 1997. Here is the system:

Panel:
Bosch D7412GV2 Fire/security combo system
Radionics D1256R Annunciator by the front doors
Radionics D1257 for staff to "cycle" through the alarms or troubles. Mounted on Bosch dialer
SECURITY PANELS:
(Connected to the D7412GV2)
Bosch D1255B keypad by pharmacy
Bosch D1255 in managers office

Initiating devices:
Radionics D325 Metal T bars
Radionics photoelectric smoke detectors

Signaling devices:
One Radionics D455A in break room
Radionics D434-18-31s cover most of the shopping area
3 Wheelock NS horns in the bakery/deli
One Faraday 6116L-W-14-120-60 Horn strobe in the pharmacy
Wheelock MTs cover the rest of the building
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The Santa Fe elementary school was built in the mid-to-late 90s to serve grades K to 5 with one preschool classroom. Here is the system set up.

Gentex SHG (combination of first and second generation)
In hallways and other areas not noted

Wheelock 7001T
The music classroom

Space Age Electronics 2DCD+AV32
The computer lab inside of the library

Siemens U-HNH
The life skills classroom

Classic SpectrAlert
The preschool classroom, the in-school suspension classroom and the science classroom

Gentex Commander 3
All around the exterior of the school
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A 5 bedroom/3 bathroom house was built in 1999. The ########## city fire code was changed on 1987 to where all houses in the ########## area have to have a fire alarm/burglar alarm. Here is the system (They also have 3 floors, a basement and garage, and a pool/hot tub):

Panel:
Fire system:
Silent Knight 5820XL FACP along with a SK 5600 in the 3rd floor closet due to expansion problems. And also a SK4 Annunciator by the garage door

Initiating devices:
Silent Knight SD500 pull stations. One in the lobby, one in the basement, one in the garage, one in the 2nd floor and 1 on the 3rd floor. One PS-DAKT is by the SK 5600 panel
Silent Knight SK-PHOTO smoke detectors. One in the living room, 3 in the basement, 4 upstairs on the 2nd floor along with 2 on the 3rd floor.

Signaling devices:
Wheelock MT horn/strobes cover the basement. They are set on bell tone with one in the gameroom on siren. Spectralert Classics are covering the 1st level (excluding the garage)
Wheelock AS horns are in the garage and 2 outside. One by the pool and one by the front door
Wheelock EH horn strobes are on the second level and are set on bell
Wheelock MT horn/strobes set on code 3 are on the 3rd floor
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A middle school that was built in the mid-to-late 80s and has 4 floors with a mainly Edwards system, this is what the fire alarm system Groton middle school consists of.

Edwards 792
In hallways and other areas not noted

Edwards 892
The music studio, the dance room, and a hallway off the cafeteria

Faraday 6120
The band classroom and the northern end of the administration hallway

Simplex 2901-9806+2903-9101
The gym vestibule

SpectrAlert Advance
One of the stairwells and the entrance vestibule

Gentex GX-90
The emotional behavioral disorders classroom, STEM lab and academic intervention classroom
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