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Anthony51 04-30-2010 02:05 PM

How to connect fire sprinklers to dsc Alexor alarm?
 
I have recently ordered dsc alexor alarm and will be installing it soon. My house is equipment with fire sprinkler all over the house. Any suggestion on how I possible can connect my fire sprinklers to the alarm system? I plan on changing one of my smoke detectors for wireless one so i can connect it to the alarm system but can't figure out how to do it for the fire sprinklers

Thank you for any suggestion.

oldognewtrick 04-30-2010 02:22 PM

Anthony, I think your question would be better directed to the alarm company. They should know the proper method to make connections to their products.

And welcome to House Repair Talk.

Cork-Guy 05-01-2010 04:23 AM

How much of a deduction do you get on homeowners insurance with a sprinkler system in your house?

isola96 07-19-2013 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Cork-Guy
How much of a deduction do you get on homeowners insurance with a sprinkler system in your house?

Not enough to make it worth the money to spend for one. It's not to save your home it's to help save lives.

Austin 07-19-2013 12:16 PM

Which seems like it would make the expense worth it.

Fireguy5674 07-19-2013 07:18 PM

I was a firefighter for 20+ years. The comercial sprinkler systems were tied to the alarm systems by a flow switch in the riser pipe. If you do not have a switch which tells the system water is flowing the alarm system will have no way of knowing the sprinkler system is activated. As suggested, I would talk to the fire alarm system people as I am sure they should have something similar that could be installed and wired in to activate your alarm system in case of water flow. It is also good from the standpoint of having something that would alert you in the event of unintentional water flow from a system failure.

Chris 07-19-2013 10:15 PM

I install the outside of the building (the underground up to the riser) systems for a living, when we do we put a tamper switch on the Detector Check/RP Device and one on the PIV if you have those, otherwise there will be a flow switch in the riser pipe to send the signal to the alarm box. Do you have any of those?

isola96 07-20-2013 05:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Austin
Which seems like it would make the expense worth it.

Yes in that case yes it would!

isola96 07-20-2013 05:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris
I install the outside of the building (the underground up to the riser) systems for a living, when we do we put a tamper switch on the Detector Check/RP Device and one on the PIV if you have those, otherwise there will be a flow switch in the riser pipe to send the signal to the alarm box. Do you have any of those?

Well for residential systems its usually set up for smoke detectors to go off and then sends to control box then to pressure control valve with tamper to send out the alarms. Otherwise if a head goes off from a fire then the pressure loss kicks the system on. A tamper is if some one tampers with the valve or the pressure opens the valve then activated alarms.

speedy petey 07-22-2013 06:33 PM

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