Notifier NOTI-FIRE-NET Manual Version V 4 0 & Higher

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Systems Interface Version 4.0 and Higher Manuals Online 51584 51584 B1 03 419 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 panel with remote capability provide early warning of a develop fire Such a system however does not assure protection property 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 manufacturer s State and local codes and the recommen contained in the Guide for Proper Use of System Detectors which is made available at no charge to all dealers A study by the Federal Emergency Manage Agency an agency of the United States government that smoke detectors may not go off in as many as of all fires While fire alarm systems are designed to pro early warning against fire they do not guarantee warning protection against fire A fire alarm system may not provide or adequate warning or simply may not function for a 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 heat may be subject to reduced sensitivity over time For reason the rate of rise feature of each detector should be at least once per year by a qualified fire protection spe Heat detectors are designed to protect property not life Smoke detectors must be installed in the same as the control panel and in rooms used by the system for connection of alarm transmission wiring communications and or power If detectors are not so located a fire may damage the alarm system crippling its 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 s responsibil to conduct fire drills and other training exercise to make aware of fire alarm signals and instruct them on the 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 cham tend to detect smoldering fires better than flaming fires have little visible smoke Detectors that have ionizing sensing chambers tend to detect fast flaming fires better smoldering fires Because fires develop in different ways are often unpredictable in their growth neither type of is necessarily best and a given type of detector may 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 panel It is essential to use only equip listed 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 s recommendations and UL and NFPA stan At a minimum the requirements of Chapter 7 of NFPA shall be followed Environments with large amounts of dust or high air velocity require more frequent maintenance A agreement should be arranged through the local representative Maintenance should be sched monthly or as required by National and or local fire codes should be performed by authorized professional fire alarm only Adequate written records of all inspections be kept Precau L 4 2002 fm Network Version 4.0 Higher P N 51584 B1 10 29 2003 Manuals Online 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 The control unit and asso 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 1999 Chapter 7 any programming operation or change in site specific Reacceptance testing is required after any change or deletion of system components or after any modifi repair or adjustment to system hardware or wiring components circuits system operations or software func known to be affected by a change must be 100 tested addition to ensure that other operations are not inadvert affected at least 10 of initiating devices that are not affected by the change up to a maximum of 50 must also be tested and proper system operation ver system meets NFPA requirements for operation at 0 49 32 to 120 and at a relative humidity noncon of 85 at 30 86 per NFPA and 93 2 at 2 89.6 1.1 per ULC However the useful life the system s standby batteries and the electronic compo may be adversely affected by extreme temperature and humidity Therefore it is recommended that this and all peripherals be installed in an environment with nominal room temperature of 15 27 C 60 80 F that wire sizes are adequate for all initiating and indi device loops Most devices cannot tolerate more than a 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 aerial is not recommended due to an increased susceptibility nearby lightning strikes Consult with the Technical Services if any problems are anticipated or encountered 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 possib

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