FireFighter Product Overview

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In this video, Joe explains the FireFighter Life-Safety Sensor Takeover Module. This device listens for the temporal sound of an activated smoke detector or ...


hi Dale arse joy from alarm read and today we're going to talk about the firefighter 345 now the FF 345 what it does is it allows you to integrate a smoke detector or a smoke Annunciation system into your main alarm system with this intermediate device they make a few different models of this and they make them for different frequencies also for example you can buy them that work on the three nineteen point five megahertz frequency which will work with most Simon and neurologic panels you can also get them that work on the 345 megahertz frequency this will work on most wireless Honeywell panels and they also make them on the 433 megahertz frequency which will work on most Wireless DSC panels at least the newer ones now the devices they come in two different models there's the rectangle version and then there's a circular version the rectangular version is the older unit and this is only going to pick up the temporal three pulse from a smoke detector the newer version the round version this is also version 1.5 this is not only going to pick up the temporal three pulse from a smoke detector but it's also going to pick up the temporal four pulse from a CO detector if you program it to do so the way that these work is that let's say you have an existing smoke in your home right and then you have your alarm system now let's say the existing smoke is a standalone smoke detector that works on battery and there's no way for it to be programmed into your main alarm system you purchase the the firefighter or the 345 that's going to work with your alarm system and you mount it six inches from the smoke detector what this does is there's a little microphone inside of the unit that's going to listen for that smoke detector going off and when it hears it two times in a row so beep-beep-beep beep-beep-beep this will activate send a fire signal to your to your main alarm system and it will trigger a fire alarm the nice thing about the new one is that this one unit can listen for smoke and CO alarms so if you have a combination smoke co unit and you mount this next to it depending on which alarm is going off on that unit this will be able to send that signal to the system and give you the appropriate alarm for what is going on in the home there's a couple things though that you want to be careful of when you do mount these in your house or location one is that you want to try to mount it near a smoke detector that hasn't clustered around a whole bunch of other smokes so it doesn't get confused from all the noise that's going off an example of this is let's say you have a hallway and you have a bunch of bedrooms in the hallway and you have smokes going all the way down the hallway you're probably better off putting this on either end of the hallway as opposed to right in the middle so it doesn't get confused now there's some problems that you may run into if you have battery-operated smokes they're not all going to go off at the same time so you kind of have to work and figure out which one is the most important one or ones that you want to install your FF 3:45 next to keep in mind you can have more than one of these on the system so if you have battery operated smoke surround the house you can certainly install as many of these as you like in newer homes many homes now have a hardwired smoke loop in the house what this means is that they have smoke detectors that are connected by a wire and they work on a hundred twenty volts and when one goes off they'll all go off in that situation you really don't have to put this near one that is in your bedroom as it's going to be able to get triggered by any of the smokes as they're all going to trigger when one of them goes off and you can install it wherever you'd like there's also tamper and low battery supervision on this device so that if somebody opens it or if the battery gets low it's going to send that signal to your alarm system and you'll be able to resolve the issue it's not going to monitor for any issues with the smoke detectors though that you mount it next to so you will want to check the smoke detectors that are in the house just to make sure they're working that the battery is good periodically because this is not going to do that for you lastly on the FF 345 they have a test mode if you take the battery out and then reinstall it for an hour this device will be able to get triggered by one temporal three pulse or one temporal four pulse that means that when the smoke detector goes off beep beep beep that's gonna activate the unit and send that send that signal to your system to trigger the alarm as I said before a normal operation has to here two rounds of that for it to actually trigger oh one more important thing about the device it won't work on voice annunciated smoke or CO detectors so if you have any smoker ciose or if you're going to purchase new ones there's voice enunciation on them make sure that you can turn that off or have it only do the temporal pulse also it won't work with this device a lot of the newer smoke and SEOs that do have voice enunciation they'll do the temporal three pulse once and then say smoke alarm or fire alarm or something of the sort that won't work with the ffs 345 and it's an important thing to keep in mind if you have any questions about the ffs 345 how they work away to install them feel free to head over to our website send us an email to support at alarm vidcom or give us a call at eight at eight eight one eight seven seven two it you enjoy the video feel free to subscribe and if you want to get notified when we post future videos hit the notification button below and we'll send you an update when we do so thanks for watching and have a great day