2GIG FF1E-345 - Install Guide Rev. B
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The FireFighter sensor is designed to listen to any smoke, carbon, or combo
detector. It is one of the e-Series devices from Nortek Security & Control providing
enhanced security with encrypted communications to the control panel using
the 345Mhz frequency. Once confirmed as an alarm, it will transmit a signal to
the alarm control panel which, if connected to a central monitoring station, will
dispatch the fire department.
WARNING: This audio detector is intended only for use with
smoke, carbon and combo detectors but it does not detect the
presence of smoke, carbon, heat or fire directly.
INSTALL BATTERY (See Image 1)
Install battery (packaged separately) into FireFighter sensor base with correct
ENROLLING (See Image 2)
To enroll the sensor, set your panel into program mode. Refer to your specific
alarm panel instruction manual for details on these menus. For control panels
with an automatic learn feature press and release the “Learn” button located in
the center of the circuit board next to the tamper switch. Do not use the tamper
switch to enroll FireFighter. Alternatively, the serial number can be manually
entered into the panel. The number printed on the device is the serial number for
the smoke detection portion, whereas for the CO portion, you simply add one (1)
to that number. See Image 1 above for location of learn button.
To enroll for fire signal detection, press and release the learn button. Repeat
as required. This uses Loop 1 of the serial number printed on the device.
To enroll for Carbon Monoxide signal detection, press the learn button for
2 seconds. Repeat as required. This uses Loop 1 of the serial number plus
1. Program the panel zone type as either “CARBON MONOXIDE” (type 14).
The equipment code is “2069” for 2GIG systems See Image 3 for location of learn
CLOSING SENSOR (See Image 3)
After battery is installed and sensor is Enrolled, close sensor as shown in Image3
and fasten together with two (2) screws (packaged separately).
MOUNTING (See Images 4 & 5)
Included with this device is a mounting bracket, hardware and double sided
tape. For proper operation ensure the side of the device with the small holes is
directly facing the sounder holes on the smoke detector. Secure the mounting
bracket to the wall or ceiling using the two mounting screws or double sided tape
provided. Secure the sensor to the mounting bracket by sliding tabs into base of
FireFighter must be mounting within 6 inches of the detector for optimal
operation as shown in Image 5.
WARNING: Non-interconnected smoke detectors require an
audio detector by each smoke detector sounder.
This equipment should be installed in accordance with Chapter 2 of the
National Fire Alarm Code, ANSI/NFPA 72, (National Fire Protection Association,
Battery March Park, Quincy, MA 02269).Printed information describing proper
installation, operation, testing, maintenance, evacuation planning, and repair
service is to be provided with this equipment. Warning: Owner’s instruction
notice: ’Not to be removed by anyone except occupant.’
During the first hour after powering up, the FireFighter is in test mode. This allows
you to use the test button on the Smoke, CO or Combo unit to test the system.
After the first hour, the FireFighter requires at least two valid patterns from the
detector to validate the alarm, which may not be possible via the detector test
button. To test the audio detection, press and hold the detector’s test button for
at least 30 seconds to ensure that FireFighter has had sufficient time to identify
the alarm pattern and lock into alarm. For combo units, the detector will typically
sound the smoke temporal then the CO temporal pattern. In test mode, the
FireFighter will detect both and send two transmissions to the panel. Ensure the
FireFighter sensor cover is on and that you wear hearing protection.
NOTE: It is possible that FireFighter can hear other detectors in close
proximity so it is important to choose and to install the FireFighter
close to a detector that is relatively isolated from other detectors of
the same type. If this is not possible, FireFighter will still function,
however it will take longer to register and transmit an alarm to the
panel. Detectors to avoid are typically ones mounted in hallways
outside of bedrooms that will also have additional detectors nearby.
NOTE: This system must be checked by a qualified technician at
least once every three (3) years. Please test the unit once per week
to ensure proper functionality.
FIREFIGHTER SENSOR BASE
INSTALL SENSOR TOP
INSTR,INSTL,2GIG-FF1E-345 - P/N: 10024471 B - INK: BLACK - MATERIAL: 20 LB. MEAD BOND - SIZE: 8.500” x 11.000” - TOL.
0.125”- SCALE: 1-1 - SIDE 1 OF 2
LINE UP WITH
LINE UP WITH
Smoke Detector This Side
DOUBLE STICK TAPE
Smoke Detector This Side
LINE UP SPEAKER
1. HOOK SENSOR
TOP INTO SLOT
2. SNAP CLOSED
3. INSERT TWO SCREWS
SENSOR SIDE VIEW
Image 4 2
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Legacy Smoke Detectors
All Smoke detectors should be replaced after 10 years. If you encounter a smoke
detector that does not support Temporal 3 pattern, that smoke detector should
be replaced as per the manufacturer recommendation. If replacement is not an
option, the FireFighter can be programmed to detect non-temporal detectors.
In this mode, the FireFighter must not be located near any other audible device,
like a security keypad or sounder. Those can be misconstrued as a valid smoke
To enter this mode, press and hold the tamper switch while inserting the
battery. Release the tamper switch and note the LED. Repeating this action will
switch the FireFighter operating mode from one to the other.
You can verify the mode FireFighter is in by simply removing the battery and
replacing it. The LED will flash once or twice depending on the mode it is in.
ONE flash: Only Temporal 3 and 4 signal will trigger an alarm (Default).
TWO flashes: Generic listening mode. Will trigger after 30 seconds of continuous
REPLACING THE BATTERY
When the battery is low a signal will be sent to the control panel. To replace the
Slide Sensor in direction of arrow to remove from mounting plate. (See Image 6).
Remove 2 screws from sensor base. Remove the top cover to reveal the
battery. This will send a tamper signal to the control panel.
Replace with a Panasonic CR123A battery ensuring the + side of the battery
faces as indicated on the device.(See Image 1).
Re-attach the cover, you should hear a click when the cover engages properly.
Re-install the two screws holding the sensor together.
WARNING: While the audio detector monitors its own battery,
it does not monitor the battery in the smoke detectors. Batteries
should be changed as per the original smoke detector manufacturer’s
instructions. Always test the audio detector and smoke alarms after
battery installation to confirm proper operation.
One 3Vdc lithium
CR123A (1550 mAh)
Alarm; Supervisory; Low Battery
6 inches max
32° to 120° F (0° to 49° C)
5-95% RH non-condensing
2GIG Control Panel
64 min (approx.)
Maximum current draw
23mA during transmission
We, Nortek Security & Control, LLC of 5919 Sea Otter Place STE 100, Carlsbad, CA 92010,
declare under our sole responsibility that the device, 2GIG-FF1E-345 complies with Part 15
of the FCC rules.
FCC & IC Notice
TThis device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and Industry Canada license exempt
standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference received
that may cause undesired operation.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio
exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes:
l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et
(2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si
le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician to help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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This Nortek Security & Control product is warranted against defects in material and workmanship
for two (2) years.
This warranty extends only to wholesale customers
who buy direct from Nortek
Security & Control LLC or through Nortek Security & Control LLC’s normal distribution channels.
Nortek Security & Control LLC does not warrant this product to consumers.
inquire from their selling dealer as to the nature of the dealer’s warranty, if any.
There are no
obligations or liabilities on the part of Nortek Security & Control LLC for consequential damages
arising out of or in connection with use or performance of this product or other indirect
damages with respect to loss of property, revenue, or profit, or cost of removal, installation,
All implied warranties for functionality, are valid only until the warranty expires.
This Nortek Security & Control LLC Warranty is in lieu of all other warranties express or implied.
All products returned for warranty service require a Return Authorization Number (RA#). Contact
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The Firefighter sensor does not detect the presence of smoke, heat, or fire directly. It relies
solely on the presence of an audio alarm signal generated by an existing smoke or fire detector
in proximity to the Firefighter sensor to make such a determination. The Firefighter™ sensor
must be used with smoke detectors certified according to UL Standards, and in strict accordance
with the installation and operation instructions provided with such detectors. It is the owner’s
responsibility to ensure that smoke or fire detectors used in conjunction with the Firefighter
sensor are maintained and tested on a regular basis in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions. Nortek Security and Control expressly disclaims any responsibility for the failure of
the Firefighter sensor to detect the presence of smoke or fire due to the failure of any smoke
or fire detector used in conjunction with the Firefighter sensor to operate properly due to any
condition, including improper installation, operation, maintenance or testing of such smoke or
2GIG-FF1E-345 Installation Instructions
SENSOR MOUNTING PLATE
MOUNTED TO CEILING
IN DIRECTION OF
ARROW TO REMOVE
FROM MOUNTING PLATE
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