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1

Which of the following types of detectors is considered an active type detector?
a. capacitance sensor
b. audio sensor
c. break beam sensor
d. none of the above

c. break beam sensor

2

Define the term Dual Technology/Combination Detector.

sound and audio - both have to trip to alarm. It reduced false alarms.

3

When selecting glass break detectors, motion detectors, and door contacts for a security system, is it required that they be made by the panel manufacturer?

it's preferred, but not always. Smart devices: Yes

4

How many sets of contacts are there on a DPDT relay? list them

2 sets 2C 2 N/O 2 N/C

5

Match each of the following types of protection to their definition:
a. specific area c. point-of entry
b. spot d. perimeter

___ emphasis placed on specific point which might allow entry or exit from a secure area.
___ provides protection of the perimeter area of a building, area or facility.
___ protects one specific object.
___ protects one specific location.

C. point of entry: emphasis placed on specific point which might allow entry or exit from a secure area.
D. perimeter: provides protection of the perimeter area of a building, area or facility.
B. spot: protects one specific object.
A. specific area: protects one specific location.

6

Match each of the glass types with their associated features:
a. tempered d. plexiglass
b. plate e. wired
c. laminated

___ breaks into large jagged pieces.
___ shatters into thousands of tine pieces.
___ used as a high security application.
___ made of plastic and snaps easily.
___ glass between two thin pieces of plastic film.

B. plate: breaks into large jagged pieces.
A. tempered: shatters into thousands of tine pieces.
E. wire: used as a high security application.
D. plexiglass: made of plastic and snaps easily.
C. laminated glass between two thin pieces of plastic film.

7

Match each of the system components with their associated features:
a. notification appliance
b. ionizing smoke detector
c. emergency voice/alarm communication
d. photoelectric smoke detector

___ radioactive material
___ uses reversed polarity in an alarm state to operate appliances.
___ pre-recorded or live messages
___ light obscuration

B. Ionizing smoke detector radioactive material
A. Notification appliance: uses reversed polarity in an alarm state to operate appliances.
C. Emergency voice/alarm communication: pre-recorded or live messages
D. Photoelectric smoke detector: light obscuration

8

Name the three most commonly used credential types.

Magstrip, Fingerprint, Proximity

9

What jack is used to seize the phone line attached to the dialer of a security system when an alarm is activated?

RJ-3X

10

When installing a glass break detector to monitor plexiglass, what type of detector should NOT be used?

Glass break - must use shock sensor.

11

What is the difference between a "duress code" and a "hold up alarm"?

Duress Code: Special signal with no siren or alarm. Most turn off at panel.
Hold up alarm: Button under a desk or foot level

12

Explain where the resistor is placed for both an open loop and closed loop door contact.

Open loop - parallel
Closed loop - Series E.O.L.

13

An earthquake is a potential cause for what kind of frequency that may cause problems for a security system?

Shock sensor - Seismic

14

What makes an access control system so beneficial and effective?

Restricts access without altercation, less expensive since you just change codes instead of all the locks, always know who's in the building.

15

What type of access control card has memory?

Smart card

16

What type of access control credential is most difficult to duplicate?

Biometric

17

What term is used to describe when a biometric reader accepts an invalid biometric input?

false acceptance

18

How often should the following systems send an auto test signal to their central station?
Residential:
Commercial:

Residential: weekly
Commercial: daily

19

ADA requires that optical turnstiles be spaced at least how far apart to accommodate wheel chairs?

32"

20

What are the terms used to describe the types of magnetic contacts normal state, and which is the most common?

N/O Closed loop - most common
N/C Open loop

21

Where must a smoke detector be placed in an elevator lobby?

Within 21' of the center

22

Explain the difference between a control module and a relay module used in fire alarm systems.

Supervised and unsupervised
Control Module: To be activated, either manually or through panel programming, on a select zone or area of coverage basis.

Relay Module: Allows the dry contact to be activated, either manually or through panel programming, on a select basis.

23

When installing a smoke/heat detector on a wall, the top of the device shall be how far from the ceiling? Why?

4-12". Smoke "curves"

24

What device is used for two-way communication to the FCC?

fire phone FFT

25

Duct smoke detectors are permitted to generate what two types of signals?

Alarm and supervisory

26

What is the main difference between a Central Station and a Proprietary Supervising Station?

Central: controlled and operated by a person, firm, or corporation done outside of the site.
Proprietary: "Same premises" Owned by a company and supervising station personnel in attendance at all times take action in response to signals

27

What NFPA volume and section covers power limited fire alarm wiring?

70 Section 760

28

A fire alarm system dialer has what requirements for the communication pathways connected to that dialer?

RJ-3X - Two lines - one dedicated and one for the RJ-31X

29

Control relays and modules must be installed within ____ from the equipment they are controlling.

3'

30

Name three factors that may pose a problem for a duct detector.

vibration, dust, humidity, temp, moisture