b'Every device on the security system reportsexpected so the transmitters circuitry is safe. back to the control panel with supervisoryThe probe is then mounted a few inches of the signals and alarm signals. An FACP panel can beground so that the flood is detected as early as connected with a central monitoring station bypossible. Flood detectors are typically installed many different alarm communication pathsin basements, cellars, bathrooms, laundry making it a monitored fire alarm system, or itrooms, and anywhere else where theres can be a local fire alarm system used for lifepotential for water damage. safety only.When the central monitoring station receives a FACPs can also be conventional or addressable.flood detector alarm, the central station Conventional FACPs have fewer zones asoperator calls the client to inform them there multiple devices can be programmed to a singlehas been a flood. zone, while addressable FACPs have many moreForce Arm: To activate the intrusion detection zones as each alarm device is programmed tosystem in spite of the presence of faulted zones. its own zone. Addressable FACPs therefore, areIf a faulted zone is secured during the armed much easier to troubleshoot. Every device isperiod, that zone is automatically armed by the connected with a fully supervised loop so whensecurity system. a problem is detected it alerts the central monitoring station to the exact zone that needsFreeze Sensor: A security system device that service.sends an alarm when a preset low temperature Fire Alarm System: A security system consistingis reached. Different from temperature sensors, of a fire alarm control panel, alarm devices,freeze sensors are only able to detect alarm notification devices, fire alarm controlabnormally low temperatures. panels, fire annunciators, power supplies, andFreeze sensors are most commonly used to wiring. Most fire alarm systems, because theymonitor the ambient temperature of a room are life safety devices, must be designed andwith water pipes to prevent the pipes from installed to the codes of the local jurisdiction.bursting. When the central monitoring station Fire Annunciator: A fire alarm system devicereceives a freeze sensor alarm, the central that provides remote control capability ofstation operator calls the client to inform them critical system functions such as system reset,of the dangerous temperature range. signal silence, acknowledge, and drill.Fully Supervised Loop (FSL): A hardwired Many fire annunciators have LCD screens orconnection in which the current is constantly LEDs to provide system status indicators for ACflowing through the wire; any disruption in this power, alarm, trouble, supervisory, and alarmsignal will signify an alarm event. If you have a silenced conditions. Annunciators are typicallydevice connected to an alarm control panel installed outside of a building to giveusing an FSL, the panel is constantly polling that information to the fire department when theydevice and as soon as the signal is lost it will are responding to a fire alarm before they entersend a trouble signal. the premises.FSLs are typically used for alarm devices on Flood Detector: A security system deviceaddressable fire alarm control panels. consisting of an alarm transmitter and a probeGeneral Packet Radio Service (GPRS): GPRS is a that detects the presence of water. Thepacket based wireless communication service. It transmitter can be hardwired or wireless and isis based on Global System for Mobile typically mounted well above where water isCommunication (GSM) and complements 83'