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30 years installing, servicing, and testing security, access control, extinguishment, and fire alarm systems


Chair of ULC Working Groups for Fire Alarm Testing (CAN/ULC-S536) and Fire Alarm Verification (CAN/ULC-S537), Executive Director of the Fire Protection Technicians Network (

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Associate in Science; Emergency Systems (University of British Columbia); Aircraft Maintenance Technology (BCIT)

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2017-02-04 Fireex 120-10728 smoke detector:

Squeeze the two tabs on either side of the plug together and pull.  Check the date on the back of the detector (to make sure it's not over ten years old).  If it is, then you'll need to buy a new detector

2017-01-18 CCTV System installation in Tunnels.:

I apologize for not answering your question sooner.  I've just returned from a vacation where access to the internet was extremely limited (not because of where we went, but because my wife insisted I

2016-11-25 False Alarms:

I had a great Thanksgiving.  We celebrate it in October.  :-)    The easiest way to handle your question is for me to send you the latest manual (which includes the programming work sheets as well as more

2016-11-21 False Alarms:

It looks to me like you're going to have to reprogram the keyfob into the system.  This will "enable" the 5132 receiver and should eliminate the tamper on the keypad.  Do you need help with this aspect

2016-11-20 False Alarms:

The fact that you have a keyfob may indicate that you also have a 5132 receiver.  We need to find out for sure whether you do or don't.  The general system tamper could be coming from one of the expansion


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