Notifier NCS Network Control Station(1)

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Network Control Station 51095 Revision B1 02 074 Alarm System Limitations a fire alarm system may lower insurance rates it is not a substitute for fire insurance automatic fire alarm system made up of detectors heat detectors manual pull stations audible devices and a fire alarm control with remote notifica capability provide early warning of a developing fire a system however does not assure protection against damage or loss of life resulting from a fire Manufacturer recommends that smoke and or heat detec be located throughout a protected premise following the of the current edition of the National Fire Association Standard 72 NFPA 72 manufac recommendations State and local codes and the rec contained in the Guide for Proper Use of Smoke Detectors which is made available at no to all installing dealers A study by the Federal Emer Management Agency an agency of the United States indicated that smoke detectors may not go off in many as 35 of all fires While fire alarm systems are to provide early warning against fire they do not warning or protection against fire A fire alarm sys may not provide timely or adequate warning or simply not function for a variety of reasons detectors may not sense fire where smoke cannot the detectors such as in chimneys in or behind walls on or on the other side of closed doors Smoke detectors may not sense a fire on another level or floor of a building second floor detector for example may not sense a first or basement fire of combustion or from a developing fire not reach the sensing chambers of smoke detectors Barriers such as closed or partially closed doors walls or detectors do not sense particles of combustion and only when heat on their sensors increases at a predeter rate or reaches a predetermined level Rate of rise detectors may be subject to reduced sensitivity over time this reason the rate of rise feature of each detector be tested at least once per year by a qualified fire pro specialist Heat detectors are designed to protect not life Smoke detectors must be installed in the room as the control panel and in rooms used by the sys for the connection of alarm transmission wiring communi signaling and or power If detectors are not so a developing fire may damage the alarm system crip its ability to report a fire warning devices such as bells may not alert people these devices are located on the other side of closed or open doors or are located on another floor of a building warning device may fail to alert people with a disability or who have recently consumed drugs alcohol or medica Please note that Strobes can under certain circumstances cause seizures a fire alarm signal do not respond or comprehend the of the signal It is the property owner responsi to conduct fire drills and other training exercise to people aware of fire alarm signals and instruct them the proper reaction to alarm signals rare instances the sounding of a warning device can temporary or permanent hearing loss Studies have shown that certain people even when they people with conditions such as epilepsy may inhibit particle or smoke flow Smoke particles may become stratify and not reach ceiling or upper walls where detectors are located Smoke particles may be blown away from detectors by air Smoke particles may be drawn into air returns before the detector amount of present may be insufficient to alarm detectors Smoke detectors are designed to alarm at levels of smoke density If such density levels are not by a developing fire at the location of detectors the will not go into alarm detectors even when working properly have sensing Detectors that have photoelectronic sensing tend to detect smoldering fires better than flaming which have little visible smoke Detectors that have ion sensing chambers tend to detect fast flaming fires than smoldering fires Because fires develop in different and are often unpredictable in their growth neither type detector is necessarily best and a given type of detector not provide adequate warning of a fire detectors cannot be expected to provide adequate of fires caused by arson children playing with especially in bedrooms smoking in bed and violent caused by escaping gas improper storage of materials etc fire alarm system will not operate without any electrical If AC power fails the system will operate from standby only for a specified time and only if the batteries have properly maintained and replaced regularly used in the system may not be technically com with the control It is essential to use only equipment for service with your control panel lines needed to transmit alarm signals from a to a central monitoring station may be out of service temporarily disabled For added protection against tele line failure backup radio transmission systems are rec most common cause of fire alarm malfunction is inade maintenance To keep the entire fire alarm system in working order ongoing maintenance is required per manufacturer recommendations and UL and NFPA stan At a minimum the requirements of Chapter 7 of NFPA shall be followed Environments with large amounts of dirt or high air velocity require more frequent mainte A maintenance agreement should be arranged the local manufacturer representative Maintenance be scheduled monthly or as required by National and local fire codes and should be performed by authorized pro fire alarm installers only Adequate written records all inspections should be kept Precau L 3 2002 fm Precautions to the following will aid in problem free installation with long term reliability Several different sources of power can be to the fire alarm control panel Disconnect all of power before servicing Control unit and associ equipment may be damaged by removing and or insert cards modules or interconnecting cables while the unit is Do not attempt to install service or operate this until this manual is read and understood System Reacceptance Test after Software To ensure proper system operation this product be tested in accordance with NFPA 72 Chapter 7 after programming operation or change in site specific soft Reacceptance testing is required after any change or deletion of system components or after any modifi repair or adjustment to system hardware or wiring all solid state electronic devices this system may erratically or can be damaged when subjected to light transients Although no system is completely from lightning transients and interferences proper will reduce susceptibility Overhead or outside wiring is not recommended due to an increased sus to nearby lightning strikes Consult with the Techni Services Department if any problems are anticipated or AC power and batteries prior to removing or circuit boards Failure to do so can damage circuits all electronic assemblies prior to any drilling filing or punching of the enclosure When possible make cable entries from the sides or rear Before making modifi verify that they will not interfere with battery trans and printed circuit board location not tighten screw terminals more than 9 in lbs may damage threads resulting in reduced ter contact pressure and difficulty with screw terminal designed to last many years system components fail at any time This system contains static sensitive Always ground yourself with a proper wrist strap handling any circuits so that static charges are from the body Use static suppressive packaging to electronic assemblies removed from the unit the instructions in the installation operating and pro manuals These instructions must be followed to damage to the control panel and associated equipment operation and reliability depend upon proper installation authorized personnel Requirements digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits radiation noise emissions from digital apparatus set in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian of Communications present appareil numerique n pas de bruits radi depassant les limites applicables

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