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COMMUNICATIO

NS AND SIGNAL
SYSTEMS

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1.0 COMMUNICATIONS & SIGNAL SYSTEMS
1.1 General 3. Time Equipment
clock and program equipment
1.1 General 1.1.1 Types of
1.2 Fire Alarm
Communication & Signal 1.1.2 Parts of the
System Systems Communication & Signal
1.3 Intrusion 1. Surveillance and Signal Systems
(Burglar) Alarm Equipment
System
Fire, smoke and intruder detection 1. Detectors
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm and alarm systems
2. Control Unit or Panel
1.5 Industrial In general, all signal systems require
Building Security a surveillance system to process 3. Alarm Devices
System information including transmitting it
and a means of indicating the signal, 4. Wiring or Circuitry
1.6 Television
either audibly, visually or
Antenna System
permanently on hard copy.
1.7 Sound
Amplifying Systems 2. Audio and Visual
or Public Address Communication Equipment
System telephone, intercom, public TV and
closed circuit television (CCTV)
1.8 Telephone and
Intercommunications
Systems
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1.2 Fire Alarm System b) Coded Manual Stations
Each manual station is coded and
this code is received at the control
1.1 General 1.2.1 Types of Fire Alarm
panel, processed and transmitted
1.2 Fire Alarm
Systems audibly on the system gongs. The
System code usually comprises of 3 to 4
1. Automatic System digits; the first number may identify
1.3 Intrusion uses detectors to trigger the alarm the building number, the second the
(Burglar) Alarm system. building floor and the third the
System
individual station.
2. Manual System
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm
uses visual detection and the alarm
1.5 Industrial is triggered by hand.
Building Security
System a) Non-Coded Manual Stations
the station locations are not
1.6 Television identifiable at the control panel when
Antenna System it is manually triggered. An
annunciation panel, however, can be
1.7 Sound
Amplifying Systems added to the system, to convert
or Public Address each station as a non-coded
System indicating zone. Beyond 10 stations,
coding should be considered.
1.8 Telephone and
Intercommunications
Systems
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1.2.2 Detectors b) Rate-of-Rise Unit
activates when the rate of ambient
1. Temperature Detector temperature differential exceeds a
1.1 General
the most common is the predetermined amount. This unit
1.2 Fire Alarm Temperature Detector called the may be combined with the fixed
System thermostat temperature unit in a single housing
such as in the case of an automatic
1.3 Intrusion resetting unit.
a) Fixed Temperature Unit
(Burglar) Alarm
System triggers a set of contacts when a
present temperature is reached.
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm This unit is available in a one-time
non-renewable design that uses a
1.5 Industrial low melting alloy fusible plug.
Building Security
System

1.6 Television
Antenna System
Detectors are rated by temperature
1.7 Sound
and coverage. For example in
Amplifying Systems ordinary rooms, detectors are rated
or Public Address at 135 deg F per 200 sqft. For
System kitchens, attics and basements
where ambient temperature is
1.8 Telephone and higher, units are rated at 190 deg to
Intercommunications
200 deg F.
Systems
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2. Photoelectric Detector 4. Flame Detectors
These detectors react to the These detectors are of two types;
obscuration of a light beam by the Infrared (IR) and Ultraviolet (UV)
1.1 General
smoke. They are best applied where Detectors. Applications are generally
1.2 Fire Alarm fires produce considerable quantities industrial and are highly sensitive.
System of smoke and gas, such as those
caused by slow burning plastics.
1.3 Intrusion
(Burglar) Alarm
System

1.4 Sprinkler Alarm

1.5 Industrial projector sensor


Building Security
System
3. Ionization Detector
1.6 Television These detectors operate by
Antenna System detecting ionized particles in the air.
They do not detect fires producing
1.7 Sound heavy smoke but few particles such
Amplifying Systems as alcohol and plastic fires.
or Public Address
System
Photoelectric and Ionization
1.8 Telephone and Detectors are classed respectively
Intercommunications as early warning smoke and fire
Systems detection devices.
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1.2.3 Control Unit or Panel

1.1 General the function of the control panel is to


energize the audible devices (bells,
1.2 Fire Alarm buzzers, gongs) upon receipt of a
System signal from the detector. Other
functions include shut-off of oil and
1.3 Intrusion
gas lines, shut off of attic fans to
(Burglar) Alarm
System prevent fire spread, and turning off
of lights. Most units are serviced
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm with an emergency standby battery.

1.5 Industrial The typical control functions in the


Building Security Fire Alarm Panel are:
System

1.6 Television 1. Non-Coded Systems


Antenna System These are continuous ringing
evacuation type alarm devices,
1.7 Sound manual or automatic, which can be
Amplifying Systems zoned and identifiable by means of
or Public Address an annunciator.
System

1.8 Telephone and


Intercommunications
Systems
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1.1 General

1.2 Fire Alarm


System
2. Master Coded Systems
1.3 Intrusion
(Burglar) Alarm
This system is also called the
System common coded or fixed coded
system and generates 4 rounds of 3. Zone Coded Systems
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm code. When the code is set to ring Manual stations are grouped by
the bells at 108 strokes per minute, circuit into zones which transmits to
1.5 Industrial the alarm is known a march time the panel and ring the zones code
Building Security because of the rhythmic cadence. on the single stroke gong or chimes,
System thus immediately identifying the
This alarm best applies in the rapid
evacuation of a building and is station.
1.6 Television
Antenna System frequently used in schools.

1.7 Sound
Amplifying Systems
or Public Address
System

1.8 Telephone and


Intercommunications
Systems
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1.1 General

1.2 Fire Alarm


System

1.3 Intrusion
(Burglar) Alarm
System
4. Dual Coded Systems 5. Selective Coded Systems
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm This system is a combination of the This is a fully coded system in which
non-coded and the zone coded all manual devices are coded and all
1.5 Industrial systems. When an alarm device automatic devices are arranged to
Building Security operates, it initiates two different trip code transmitters at the panel.
System functions an identifying coded
alarm located in the maintenance 6. Pre-signal System
1.6 Television
office and a continuous ringing When it is desired to alert only key
Antenna System
evacuation alarm for the whole personnel, a system called pre-
1.7 Sound building. signaling is used, where it is also
Amplifying Systems selectively coded. The personnel
or Public Address can immediately investigate and turn
System on the general alarm manually.
1.8 Telephone and
Intercommunications
Systems
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1.2.4 Alarm Devices

1.1 General usually audible such as, bells,


buzzers, gongs and horns. Most
1.2 Fire Alarm common is the a-c vibrating bell and
System a weatherproof external bell to alert
neighbors and passersby
1.3 Intrusion
(Burglar) Alarm
System
1.2.5 Circuit Design
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm

1.5 Industrial
A system which is usually de-
Building Security energized and functions only when
System activated is called an open circuit
system. An open circuit system
1.6 Television which integrates a trouble light to
Antenna System indicate a malfunction is called a
supervised system.
1.7 Sound
Amplifying Systems
or Public Address
System

1.8 Telephone and


Intercommunications
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1.3 Intrusion 1.4 Sprinkler Alarm
(Burglar) Alarm
Water flow switches are installed to
1.1 General System
monitor the flow of water in a
1.2 Fire Alarm sprinkler head and when triggered
System Intrusion detection is similar to the
will trip a coded transmitter, setting
fire detection system, except that
off a sprinkler code to show up on a
1.3 Intrusion instead of thermal detection, devices
sprinkler annunciator board (called a
(Burglar) Alarm such as metallic tape and micro- and
System sprinkler alarm panel).
magnetic- switches are used to
detect door and window motion and
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm
glass breakage. An eye or a laser
1.5 Industrial light beam may also be used to
Building Security detect movement once blocked.
System

1.6 Television
Antenna System

1.7 Sound
Amplifying Systems
or Public Address
System

1.8 Telephone and


Intercommunications
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1.5 Industrial Building 2. Personnel Entry Control
by use of a card reader
Security System
1.1 General
a) The first level is by simple
1. Door and Exit Controls
1.2 Fire Alarm insertion of a card by the holder to
These cover electrified security door
System an electric device which grants entry
hardware that triggers an alarm
when a card is inserted into it for
1.3 Intrusion when a door is opened without
identification.
(Burglar) Alarm authorization, such as, in exterior
System doors and doors to restricted areas.

1.4 Sprinkler Alarm

1.5 Industrial
Building Security
System

1.6 Television
Antenna System

1.7 Sound
Amplifying Systems
or Public Address
System

1.8 Telephone and


Intercommunications
Systems
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3. Watchmens Tour Equipment
this type of station allows a guard to
call in through an intercom and
1.1 General
permits a general alarm to ring
1.2 Fire Alarm through operation of a key.
System

1.3 Intrusion
(Burglar) Alarm
System

1.4 Sprinkler Alarm

1.5 Industrial
Building Security b) The second level requires the
System encoding of a three-digit number
simultaneously with the insertion of
1.6 Television
Antenna System a card. This bars the entry of
unauthorized card holders.
1.7 Sound
Amplifying Systems c) The third level involves an
or Public Address attendant who compares card data
System through a computer screen with the
persons appearance providing a
1.8 Telephone and
Intercommunications further check.
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1.6 Television 1.7 Sound Amplifying
Antenna System Systems or Public
1.1 General Address Systems
The system functions by amplifying
1.2 Fire Alarm the signal received by the TV
System Consists of the following:
antenna and by means of a special
1.3 Intrusion cable, distribute these amplified 1. Microphone
(Burglar) Alarm signals into the various wall outlets. to pick up the sound and convert it
System A system with two or more outlets to an alternative electric current.
generally needs a booster amplifier.
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm
2. Amplifiers
1.5 Industrial amplifies and controls the current.
Building Security
System 3. Loudspeaker
converts amplified electric current
1.6 Television back into sound much louder than
Antenna System the original sound entering the
microphone.
1.7 Sound
Amplifying Systems
or Public Address
System

1.8 Telephone and


Intercommunications
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1.8 Telephone and
Intercommunications
1.1 General Systems
1.2 Fire Alarm
System 1. The intercom
1.3 Intrusion
system comprises
(Burglar) Alarm one or more master
System stations
(administrative) and
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm several remote
stations (staff), one of
1.5 Industrial which monitors the
Building Security
System
front door. The master
station allows
1.6 Television selective calling while
Antenna System remote stations
operating through the
1.7 Sound masters are non-
Amplifying Systems selective.
or Public Address
System

1.8 Telephone and


Intercommunications
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2. The Private Automatic
Branch Exchange or PABX is
based on solid-state technology,
1.1 General
thus the entire system can handle
1.2 Fire Alarm up to 500 lines and trunks, 4
System operator consoles, and over 140
simultaneous conversations plus
1.3 Intrusion full intercom facilities, all
(Burglar) Alarm occupying a cabinet 0.60 M x
System
0.70M x 1.8 M. The operational
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm features of this system include:

1.5 Industrial direct internal and external


Building Security dialing
consultation hold ( ability to hold
System
an outside call while making an
inside call)
1.6 Television conference call capability for
Antenna System internal and external units
call transfer and camp-on feature
1.7 Sound automatic call back
Amplifying Systems call forwarding
or Public Address distinctive ringing for different
System functions
paging, executive priority,
1.8 Telephone and dictation access, personnel
Intercommunications location and other options
Systems
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1.8.1 Elements of the 2. Protector
generally required in residential
Telephone Installation telephone lines to protect against
1.1 General lightning. When a conduit entrance
1. Service Entrance and an interior conduit system are to
1.2 Fire Alarm the service connection from a pole be installed, it is desirable to provide a
System
or other outside terminal location to cabinet to accommodate the protector
1.3 Intrusion a point of entrance into the building usually a metal box of same type used
(Burglar) Alarm in electrical work. Located as close as
System The service entrance may be: possible to the point of entrance, one
protector is required for each pair of
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm a) Overhead with overhead exposed telephone wires entering the building
wires.
1.5 Industrial 3. Main Terminal Cabinet or Room
Building Security The serviced wires end at the main
System b) Underground with concealed
underground wires in conduits. The terminal cabinet. Small sized wall type
terminals are mounted to metal
1.6 Television service conduit is usually of rigid iron
cabinets attached to or recessed in
Antenna System same for electrical works. Minimum
walls or columns. Large sizes of wall
size of service conduit is round. type terminals and frame type
1.7 Sound There should be a clearance of not
Amplifying Systems terminals (terminals mounted in
less than 6 between telephone frames accessible from both sides)
or Public Address
System service conduit and the electric should be located in rooms which are
conduit. intended for the purpose and
1.8 Telephone and constructed of fire resisting materials.
Intercommunications
Systems
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Protector
1.1 General

1.2 Fire Alarm


System

1.3 Intrusion
(Burglar) Alarm
System

1.4 Sprinkler Alarm


OVERHEAD
1.5 Industrial
Building Security
System

1.6 Television Protector


Antenna System

1.7 Sound
Amplifying Systems
or Public Address
System

1.8 Telephone and


UNDERGROUND
Intercommunications
Systems
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4. Vertical Riser Conduits or Riser Risers whether conduits or shafts,
Shafts require central locations in relation
to floor area served. Buildings with
1.1 General a) Riser Conduits large floor areas or with floors so
are used in medium sized planned so as to result in two or
1.2 Fire Alarm
installations and consist of a series more distinct areas will probably
System
of metal cabinets called splicing need a separate riser for each area.
1.3 Intrusion cabinets aligned vertically through
(Burglar) Alarm the building, one on each floor and 5. Splicing Cabinets or Splicing
System connected by a vertical conduit. Closets
permit the riser cables in the riser
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm b) Riser Shafts shaft or conduit to be spliced or
are required for very large interconnected to the cables or
1.5 Industrial
Building Security installations and consist of a series telephone wires to the various floors.
System of individual full length
interconnecting closets called 6. Floor Conduits
1.6 Television splicing closets which are aligned connects the splicing closets or
Antenna System vertically one on each floor and each cabinets into the distribution terminal
fitted with a fire proof access door. cabinets and to floor ducts, wall
1.7 Sound
Slots on the floor, forms a clear and outlets, etc.
Amplifying Systems
or Public Address broken opening from top to bottom
System of the building.

1.8 Telephone and


Intercommunications
Systems
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1.1 General

1.2 Fire Alarm DISTRIBUTION RISER


System CABINET SHAFTS

1.3 Intrusion WALL


(Burglar) Alarm OUTLET
System RISER
CONDUITS
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm

1.5 Industrial
Building Security
System SPLICING
FLOOR CABINET
1.6 Television CONDUITS
Antenna System

1.7 Sound
Amplifying Systems MAIN TERMINAL
or Public Address TELEPHONE CABINET
System

1.8 Telephone and


Intercommunications
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1.8.2 Types of Telephone 2. Small Business Multiple-Line
Phones. A small business that has
System
moderate-to-large phone traffic will
1.1 General
need a phone system that can
1. Single-Line Phones. These are
1.2 Fire Alarm handle all calls efficiently. A multiple-
basic telephones, just like the ones
System line phone with two or more
in an average home, that can be
extensions (depending on how many
1.3 Intrusion bought at an appliance store and
people are in the office), along with
(Burglar) Alarm have no additional extensions, no
a digital line hookup, can manage a
System transfer capabilities, and are analog
small office effectively. A voice mail
units that hook up directly into a jack
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm system with 2-10 ports can be used
in the wall. These are best in home
to keep the office from missing
offices or businesses that do not
1.5 Industrial phone calls.
need multiple lines. Additional
Building Security 3. Large Business Multiple-Line
System features can be added through your
Calls. A business that has over 50
local phone company, such as call
employees with a large number of
1.6 Television waiting and three-way calling. If you
phone calls needs a large phone
Antenna System prefer not to utilize your phone
system, one that can hold up to
company's voice mail service, an
1.7 Sound hundreds of outside lines, with an
answering machine can be
Amplifying Systems even larger number of extensions.
purchased to handle missed phone
or Public Address Through this phone system, one or
System calls.
more T1 lines (see below) are
necessary to effectively handle the
1.8 Telephone and
load, and the voice mail system will
Intercommunications
Systems
need a large number of ports.
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1.8.2 Types of Phone Lines If your phone system has either of
these, and your business is not big
enough to merit the use of a T1 line,
1.1 General Analog. An analog line has four
then a digital line is for you. In an
grooves on the center of the
industrial building, however, most (not
1.2 Fire Alarm connector, in which the middle two
all) PBX's can connect to digital lines,
System conductors, known as the "tip" and the
so confirm this with building operations
"ring", connect a phone line, while the
1.3 Intrusion before trying to run a digital line.
outer two would be for a second line.
(Burglar) Alarm All modems require an analog line.
System Phone lines that are in an industrial T1. This is a powerful phone line that
building will connect to a PBX, a acts as a tube to funnel information at
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm telephone switch within the building, a fast rate. A T1 line consists of 24
and analog lines always work on a channels, each channel handling
1.5 Industrial 64,000 bits per second. Each channel
PBX. If you are using phones that do
Building Security can be configured to your
System not have multiple lines or digital
displays, then an analog line will work specifications, whether it is for voice
for your system. mail or data traffic. In business, T1's
1.6 Television
are popular as a leased line, which
Antenna System
Digital. A digital line has 6-8 grooves means that they are a permanent
1.7 Sound on its connector, and is used for telephone connection set up between
Amplifying Systems phones with multiple lines and phones two points (for example, if your
or Public Address with digital status indicators. business has offices in different
System buildings in a business complex, a T1
connection would be necessary for
1.8 Telephone and direct access). T1 leased lines are
Intercommunications always an active line between the two
Systems places.
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1.8.2 Phone System Individual Units. For each person
who will have an extension in your
Hardware office, an individual phone will be
1.1 General needed. An individual unit can have
PBX Server. The PBX server is a multiple lines, but depending on the
1.2 Fire Alarm private telephone switchboard that number of employees your company
System serves a designated group of users has, each unit may not have all of the
(like a building). The server provides lines available to them. Everybody in
1.3 Intrusion
on-premises dial service and can the company does not need to have a
(Burglar) Alarm
provide local and trunked phone unit that has all incoming lines
System
communication network connections. available, as this could reach up to
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm several hundred lines in a large
The Control Unit. A control unit is company.
1.5 Industrial the nerve center of a phone system
Building Security within your office, where all of the IP Telephony. This is the latest
System individual lines connect and all calls technology in phone systems, where
get routed. While a residential phone your server would run through your
1.6 Television line may be hooked up to an analog computer network. One of the options
Antenna System service, a small business server is of this is a PBX server on a disk. One
usually handled digitally, with larger of the early problems with this system
1.7 Sound
businesses requiring a T1 line. is that other systems on your network
Amplifying Systems
Depending on the size of your (e.g., a printer) may clog up your
or Public Address
System company and the telephone usage of system, causing phone calls to be
your business, this will decide whether missed because they can not get
1.8 Telephone and analog or digital would be best. through the system. This is a problem
Intercommunications that should be fixed within the next
Systems couple of years.
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1.8.2 Phone System Call Attendant. A call attendant
handles all phone calls directly before
Features transferring the calls to extensions.
1.1 General Through this, a list of all employees'
Call Waiting Or Multiple extensions can be given (allowing
1.2 Fire Alarm Lines. Depending on the system that callers to transfer to the right
System you use, your phone may either have extension), calls can be put on hold if
call waiting or multiple lines. If all lines are busy, or could send calls
1.3 Intrusion individual units only have one line, to voice mail if the extension
(Burglar) Alarm then call waiting is necessary to keep transferred to does not answer. A call
System lines clear. Multiple lines avoid this attendant is set up to even play
problem, as long as calls on each line background music while callers are on
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm
can be put on hold. hold.
1.5 Industrial
Building Security Conference Calling. Conference Hands Free Calling. Hands free, or
System calling gives a person the ability to add speaker phones, give a person the
a third party to a phone call. This gives opportunity to talk on the phone
1.6 Television the user the ability to hold long- without holding the receiver, not only
Antenna System distance meetings without the need to giving the user the option of moving
have two of the parties in the same around the office while talking, but also
1.7 Sound place. When two people are on the allows for several people to hear a
Amplifying Systems phone and a third is on hold, the third phone call at once.
or Public Address can be entered into the conversation
System through this service. The service can
also allow the first party to disconnect
1.8 Telephone and
and let the second and third parties
Intercommunications
Systems continue talking. .
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1.8.2 Phone System Number Blocks. Number blocks
keep employees from taking
Features advantage of the phone. A number
1.1 General block will block out calls to specific
Speed Dialing. This feature allows area codes (such as 900 toll calls),
1.2 Fire Alarm the user to keep multiple phone and can keep phone calls limited to
System numbers saved, allowing one-button interoffice if necessary.
dialing. Speed dialing is best for Voice Mail. Along with a company
1.3 Intrusion domestic long distance and voice mail on the control unit, each
(Burglar) Alarm international numbers, where individual unit has its own personal
System additional codes must be dialed, but it voice mail. These voice mailboxes can
also is great for numbers that are be coded to keep other employees
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm dialed constantly. from hearing messages, and both the
Redial. Like speed dial, redial saves control unit and the individual units can
1.5 Industrial
Building Security time by allowing you to simply press transfer messages directly into a
System one button to make a call to the last mailbox. Individual voice mailboxes
number dialed. gives employees the ability to check
1.6 Television Caller ID. Know who is calling before their individual messages from outside
Antenna System you pick up the phone. Caller ID will of the office, and also allows the
tell you who is calling by showing employee to leave a personalized
1.7 Sound what phone number or extension the message for incoming calls. Another
Amplifying Systems call is coming from, on a digital display option to voice mail is a call log, which
or Public Address usually within the phone unit itself. If it keeps a numeric log of calls you
System is important to have knowledge of missed and allows the user to return
outside phone numbers, make that an the missed call with the press of a
1.8 Telephone and
extra that must be on the system. button.
Intercommunications
Systems
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1.8.2 Phone System Surge Protection. Like a computer,
an electrical surge can damage a
Features phone system, causing memory and
1.1 General important codes to be lost. Surge
Call Transfer. This feature allows protection prevents this from
1.2 Fire Alarm calls to be sent directly to specific happening.
System extensions. This way, only one phone
number is needed for the company, Battery Backup. This allows the
1.3 Intrusion and if there is no single person at the phone system to operate for a short
(Burglar) Alarm company to answer phones, anyone period of time if power leaves the
System can answer the line and transfer the building. Usually a backup will keep
call to the appropriate person. It also is phone use for anywhere between 30
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm helpful when one person needs to minutes to an hour.
speak to several people within your
1.5 Industrial
company. On a control unit, a "night"
Building Security
System switch can be used to directly send
calls to voice mail when there is no
1.6 Television one in the office.
Antenna System
Remote Door Entry. This allows the
1.7 Sound phone user to allow access to the front
Amplifying Systems door from the phone with the push of a
or Public Address button. This is best for companies that
System do not want open access to their
business, or one where valuables
1.8 Telephone and need to be protected.
Intercommunications
Systems
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1.8.2 Accessories Message Keyboard. This is a tool
used to send messages from one
Headsets. An option to hands-free employee to another when the
1.1 General
calling is headset equipment, which receiving party is on another call or
1.2 Fire Alarm allows the user to keep the in a meeting. Through a code
System conversation private without having system and a regular keyboard,
to hold the receiver. Headsets are a users can send text messages
1.3 Intrusion instantly and receive replies without
health advantage as well, as they
(Burglar) Alarm interrupting their call.
System have also been known to decrease
neck pain for users who bend
1.4 Sprinkler Alarm awkwardly to rest the phone receiver
on their shoulder.
1.5 Industrial
Building Security Intercom System. An intercom
System
system can page employees away
1.6 Television from their own phone. This is
Antenna System popular for in service-oriented
businesses, where employees might
1.7 Sound not be sitting in an office in reach of
Amplifying Systems a telephone.
or Public Address
System

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