This is a video I've been meaning to make for a long time, and I finally found some time to December 2nd. I hope this will temporarily satisfy my fire alarm subscribers until I can get my Simplex 4005 up and running, hopefully by New Year's Day, if not right after Christmas. Here you go, a full fire alarm tour of my church pointing out every single (I think) initiating device and notification appliance on the system. This is by far my favorite building fire alarm system, and also the most unique one I've ever seen with the wide variety of different brands and models. NOTE: I am expected to participate in the next test of this system. Also, since we have just merged with another church, and they have moved into our building, I am helping plan a church fire drill, which was my idea, hopefully to be conducted in the spring with me setting off the alarms and evacuating the whole church. To give a little background, this building was built sometime in the 1970's and was quite small at the time. It has had at least one major addition done to it, completed in 1994, and I believe I was told there was another. From what I was told from a friend who has been going to my church long before I was born, the overall area shown at 6:04 in the video to the end of that hall is part of the original building, making the Simplex 4251-20 and the pair of 4255-1 Thermodetectors relics of the original system. I'll probably never know what the original system was, but judging by those three devices, I would guess it could have been a Simplex 2001. Strangely though, those are the only Simplex devices. The rest of the system is composed of Faraday, Wheelock, Gentex, Notifier, and EST devices, all of which were probably replacements or added on with the new parts of the building. I would guess the panel has been replaced at least two times, one time for sure, with the current panel being a modern Notifier SPF-10UD. To my knowledge, the two Thermodetectors are the only automatic initiating devices on the system, IF they are even still active. Who even knows if the wires were cut to them years ago. Besides that, no smokes or anything else, unless there's duct detectors. The 1994 add on to the building, I was told, included the whole foyer/lobby and sanctuary. The original sanctuary was what is now the gymnasium across from the elevator on floor L2. I failed to show the gym in this video, but it has absolutely nothing in regards to fire alarms. What confuses me, though, is why would they install Faraday F1GT chevron pulls and Faraday 6120 horn/strobes in 1994. I guess it's possible, but they seem like really outdated devices for 94. I would expect to find t-bars and electric horns. Not sure where the two Faraday 5505's and Wheelock 7002T's came from. Possibly replacements as well. I'm guessing all three Edwards (EST) 270-SPO pulls were installed as replacement pull stations, and possibly the Notifier BNG-1 in the childcare wing. I have no doubt the Notifier NBG-12 replaced something else, or was added on, and probably within my lifetime too, since I don't think the BG-12 was out in 98 when I was born. I'm guessing all six Gentex SHG horn/strobes were replacements. None were installed correctly. They are all wall-mount devices mounted on the ceiling for some reason, which drives me nuts. They did make ceiling mount versions of these with horizontal "FIRE" lettering, to my knowledge. So with all that said, here is a list of all devices on the system: (x1) Notifier SPF-10UD control panel (Installed 2009-2011?) (x4) Faraday 6120 horn/strobes (Installed 1994) (x2) Faraday 5505 horn/strobes (Year installed unknown) (x2) Wheelock 7002T horn/strobes (Year installed unknown) (x6) Gentex SHG horn/strobes (Installed 1992-1998?) (x1) Simplex 4251-20 pull station (Installed 1970's) (x2) Simplex 4255-1 heat detectors (Installed 1970's) (x5) Faraday F1GT pull stations (Installed 1994) (x3) EST 270-SPO pull stations (Year installed unknown) (x1) Notifier NBG-12 pull station (Installed 2008-2010?) (x1) Notifier BNG-1 pull station (Year installed unknown) Total number of devices: 28 counting control panel.