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1

T or F: A PIR detector is adjustable in increments of 9 or 10 ft.

False

2

T or F: The purpose of an RJ-41X jack is to seize the phone line attached to the dialer of a security system when an alarm is activated.

False

3

T of F: When installing a magnet into a steel door, the magnetism of the magnet is drained.

False

4

Multiple Choice - the BEST that completes or answers: Which standard was created by ANSI/SIA for the security industry?
a. FA-956 c: CP-021
b. CT-05 d: CP-01

d: CP-01

5

Multiple Choice - the BEST that completes or answers: Which of the following are NOT potential causes of false alarms on security systems?
A. Birds hitting windows
B. Popcorn noise
C. Screaming kids
D. Baseballs thrown through a window

a. A&C c. C
b. B d. None of the above

c. C - Screaming kids

6

Complete the statement:
______ temperatures at the same levels of the human body in a room effect the visual image a PIR sees.

Ambiant

7

Complete the statement:
A DACT uses the _____ feature to frequently test the phone line to make sure it is active.

AHTO test

8

Define the term "Dual technology/Combination detector"

Uses sound and vibration shock before triggering an alarm

9

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.
____ Protects one specific object
____ Provides protection of the perimeter area of a building, area, or facility.
____ Protects one specific location

C Emphasis placed on specific point which might allow entry or exit from a secure area.
B Protects one specific object
D Provides protection of the perimeter area of a building, area, or facility.
A Protects one specific location

10

Match each of the following types of protection to their definition:
a. Tempered d. Plexiglass
b. Plate e. Wired
c. Laminated
____ Breaks into large jagged pieces
____ Used as a high security application
____ Glass between two thick pieces of plastic film
____ Shatters into thousands of tiny pieces
____ Made of plastic and snaps easily

B Breaks into large jagged pieces
E Used as a high security application
C Glass between two thick pieces of plastic film
A Shatters into thousands of tiny pieces
D Made of plastic and snaps easily

11

Explain why certain types of contacts should not be installed in wood products in new construction settings.

Wood shrinks and swells with weather changes

12

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

Shock

13

What type of contact should be selected for a door that is loose fitting in its frame?

Wide gap

14

An RJ-31X jack needs to be installed for a security system in a building with no available lines of service. How would you alleviate this problem with a customer that is unwilling to add a dedicated line for the security system?

RJ31 x jack f-x, fire alarm second line

15

Name and define the three most common types of alarm systems

Local - define
Supervising station - define
Central station - define

16

Describe why instructions for installing a roller plunger contact calls for it to be installed on the hinge side of a door.

Less false alarms, door can be off but will still work correctly.

17

List five things that may cause false alarms for a PIR.

warm room, pets, traffic, fires, lights, decorations

18

What are the three most likely points of entrance for a burglar? (List in order of highest percent to lowest)

front door
window
back door

19

What type of glass break sensor must be placed in direct line of sight of the glass to be protected, and why?

Accustic - why?

20

Who is responsible for the majority of false alarms?

The home owner.