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Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:45 am

This next middle school (2 out of 3) is the Hingham Middle School
In most of the school, the alarms are Gentex GMS horn/strobes

Located in the distance learning center, family and consumer science and third floor computer lab are Gentex SHG horn/strobes with the DLC having a newer version and the FACS and computer lab having the older ones

Two rooms. the library and the language lab have Faraday 6120 horns on Space Age Electronics AV34 strobe plates

Over in the weight training classroom, there is a Standard 450 horn on a Standard 450 light plate original to the school but since that room didn't have to have an ADA-compliant alarm in there, it stayed

The nurse's office and the carpentry lab have Wheelock MT horn/strobes

Finally, the speech lab, first floor computer lab and second floor computer lab have Edwards Genesis horn/strobes
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:23 pm

Yes, i'm bumping but I have a cool system.

McLane Elementary was once the city's high school, however with the arrival of a new building, the elementary school was moved to this building.

Building was built in the mid-1960s, and none of the original alarms remain. Original alarms were Simplex 4050s that were eventually replaced over time. Pulls were Chevron pulls, however, for an unknown reason, a pull rod was installed in the cafeteria and remains, however not connected to the system.

In 1997, A building renovation occurred in the 11th grade wing due to a roof leak. All alarms in that wing were replaced with EST Integrities, and pulls were replaced with Edwards SIGA pulls. The panel at that point was upgraded to an EST panel.

In 2003, the High School was moved out of the building and the Elementary moved in. It was at that point that the Chevrons and 4030s were phased out and replaced with Simplex TrueAlerts. Pulls became Simplex break glass pulls. A Simplex 4010 was also installed in another part the building to power the TrueAlerts and Pulls. It was linked to the EST panel.

In 2005, the EST panel became inoperable and was replaced with a EST QuickStart 4. Some of the Edwards devices in the building were also converted to Simplex devices during the upgrade. All smoke and heat detectors were changed to Simplex 4098-9714 TrueAlarms at this time as well, and linked to the 4010.

In 2017, most alarms in the building (Pulls, detectors, door closers, notification appliances, etc.) were removed and replaced with new Simplex TrueAlert ES equipment. The Simplex 4010 was replaced with a brand new Simplex 4100ES, the QuickStart 4 remains in the office, while powered down. It may be re-introduced to the system at some point to power a few Edwards devices left behind in the upgrade. In the classrooms, Simplex 5900 Series LED alarms were placed, Larger classrooms have Multi-Tone TrueAlert ES devices. In the hallways, Addressable Speakers were placed. In the place of a PA system, Simplex 4902-9721 speakers are used. In the small classrooms, one speaker is placed in the center of the classrooms, large classrooms have two, placed in the West and East corners. In the hallways, two speakers are mounted across from each other on the wall every 25 feet. Auditorium, Gymnasiums, Cafeteria, and Computer Labs (soon to be phased into special education classrooms) have an addressable speakers. For PA, The auditorium has two 4902-9721s, Gyms have four, cafeteria has four, and special education classrooms have three.

In the future, the Edwards devices will either be replaced or re-introduced, however no foreseeable solution has occurred.
Welcome to Northern Michigan! Where will you not find a building with an EST Genesis?
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:18 am

This will be the final middle school that I am doing before I go and do three high schools. This is the setup of East Middle school and how their system is put together.
In most of the school, the alarms are Siemens U-HNH horn/strobes

Located in the carpentry, computer technology and in-school suspension classroom are Amseco BZ-54VTs on Space Age Electronics AV32 strobe plates

Two areas, the dance floor and the drama classroom have Faraday 6120 horn/strobes

Over in the library, there is a Wheelock 7002T horn/strobe

The family and consumer sciences kitchen and the band classroom have Gentex Commander 3 horn/strobes

Finally, the STEM lab, weight room and public speaking classroom have Classic SpectrAlerts
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:50 am

East Rockwell high school was built in 1983 with a simplex 2001-8001 system. The system consisted of simplex 4251-20 pulls and simplex 2903-9001+2901-9833 horns installed in each classroom and in hallways.

In 2006-2007, the school put in a career and technical education (CTE) wing with a new system controlling that wing due to the lack of available expansion on the 2001 and due to the age of it (this would be an issue for the new panel due to both of them being 24 years apart and due to incompatible hardware, would cause both panels to randomly trip each other often). In that wing, an est fire shield was installed with Edwards 270-SPO pulls and est genesis horn strobes installed in each classroom and in hallways.

in 2017, both systems were replaced with a single panel. An EST 3 was put in to replace both panels and to keep the building up to code. The new system consists of SIGA-278 pulls and EST genesis speaker strobes with the default message and fast whoop ;however, the genesis horn strobes and the pulls from the fire shield system were re-wired to the EST3.
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Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:12 pm

This is the first of three middle schools that I am doing, which is Brookfield East high school.
In most of the school, the alarms are Edwards 892-2B horn/strobes

Located in the gymnasium foyer and the family and consumer science kitchen are Standard 450 horns on Standard 450 light plates

One office, the math interventionist's room has a Simplex 4051 horn on a 4050-80 light plate

Over in the resource classroom, there is a Gentex SHG

The media center and the health classroom have Classic SpectrAlerts

Finally, the computer science classroom has a Wheelock NS
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