Edwards Signaling Blog

Protecting Pella Casement or Awning Windows

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Pella Casement or Awning WindowsPella casement and awning windows may have two separate pieces of glass or one Thermopane. It is very important, therefore, to take extra care when drilling the mounting holes to avoid the glass.
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Protecting Recreational Equipment

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Recreational EquipmentMotorcycles, bikes, recreational vehicles, boats and other items can be protected with the Sentrol Magnapull. For commercial applications, pull armored switch lead through a row of items to be protected.
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Protecting Revolving Doors

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Revolving DoorsSteel or aluminum revolving doors can be secured in several ways, depending upon their material and the availability of mounting space.
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Protecting Roof Entry - Protecting Drop-Down Stairs - Attic Entry

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Roof Entry - Protecting Drop-Down Stairs - Attic EntryOften the entry door from the garage to the house will be alarmed and the garage door will be left unsecured. An intruder can gain access to the garage door, enter the attic via the drop-down stairway, cut a hole through the ceiling between the joists, and drop into the house, all without triggering the alarm.
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Protecting Roof Entry - Protecting Hinged Skylights

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Roof Entry - Protecting Hinged SkylightsProtecting against unwanted intrusion through a hinged skylight using surface-mount magnetic contacts.
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Protecting Roof Hatches

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Roof HatchesEntry via a roof hatch can be thwarted by using Sentrol surface mount switches. The switch used will depend upon the mounting method required by the space available and the connection into the alarm circuit.
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Protecting Sliding Aluminum Doors

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Sliding Aluminum DoorsProtecting sliding aluminum doors against unauthorized entry.
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Protecting Sliding Aluminum Windows

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Sliding Aluminum WindowsThis page and the following two pages provide installation instructions for protecting sliding aluminum windows with recessed or surface mount Sentrol switches, or a combination of both.
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Protecting Steel Doors with Recessed Top

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Steel Doors with Recessed TopSome steel doors are recessed at the top, creating a large gap which must be overcome when using a concealed magnetic contact. This page and the next two pages give three methods for solving this problem.
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Protecting Steel Doors with Threshold Contacts

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Steel Doors with Threshold ContactsFor steel doors with aluminum thresholds, it is sometimes convenient to mount the magnet in the bottom of the door and the switch in the hollow space beneath the threshold.
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Protecting Thin Frame Windows

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Thin Frame WindowsSecuring Pella or sliding aluminum windows or doors which have thin window frames and limited space for mounting the switch. Sentrol’s 1145-W ultra- miniature surface-mount magnetic contact, with regular or wide gap operating distance, is ideal for this application.
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Protecting Trucks and Trailers at Loading Docks

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Trucks and Trailers at Loading DocksTrucks and trailers can be secured with Sentrol’s MagnaPull at loading docks. Extend a Sentrol 2105A or 2115A standard Magnapull unit from the perimeter loop on each loading dock. There are two different mount methods.
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Protecting Truck Tailgates

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Truck TailgatesRoll-up truck tailgates can be protected with magnetic contacts that have sufficient durability, gap and vibration resistance.
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Protecting Wood Door Thresholds with Recessed Contacts

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Wood Door Thresholds with Recessed ContactsFor wood doors with aluminum thresholds, it is sometimes convenient to mount the magnet in the bottom of the door and the switch in the hollow space beneath the threshold.
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Protecting Wood or Steel Doors with Roller Plunger Contacts

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Protecting Wood or Steel Doors with Roller Plunger ContactsWood and steel doors can be protected with roller plunger contacts that can be installed without removing the door from its hinges. The versatile Sentrol 3005 and 3008 Roller Plunger Contacts can also be used on windows and sliding patio doors.
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Replacing Mechanical Recessed Type Switches in Doors

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Replacing Mechanical Recessed Type Switches in DoorsFloating magnet-type mechanical switches can fail due to corrosion (unit is not hermetically sealed), uneven wear of the plastic body, or crushing of the unit between the door and frame. The use of a Sentrol switch is an attractive alternative.
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"Silent" Alarm for Banks and Jewelry Stores

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
"Silent" Alarm for Banks and Jewelry StoresBanks, jewelry stores, and other retail facilities with cash and valuables can be protected with a manually operated Interlogix switch. Sentrol’s 3040 and 3045 feature internal magnetic contacts and an actuating lever with a magnet cradled in it.
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Silent Panic Switch and Emergency Alarm

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Silent Panic Switch and Emergency AlarmBanks, jewelry stores, homes, and other places where people and property are at risk can be protected with a manually operated, silent panic/emergency alarm switch. The Sentrol 3040, with its LED and latching circuit, is ideal for retail outlets and medical care facilities.
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Silent Panic Switch for Walk-In Freezers

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Silent Panic Switch for Walk-In FreezersInstalling a silent panic switch in a walk-in freezer to prevent accidental lockup or intentional imprisonment of a person inside a walk-in freezer. The Sentrol 3040CT, 3045CT, 3050CT and 3055CT have been specifically modified for low-temperature use in walk-in freezers.
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The Sticking Reed Switch Problem

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Sticking Reed Switch ProblemWhen Interlogix magnetic reed switches are wired in line with relay devices with coils, the reverse voltage spike generated when current is removed from the relay can fuse the switch contacts together.
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Ventilating Windows with a Wide Gap Magnet

Edwards Signaling 10/2/2018
Ventilating Windows with a Wide Gap MagnetVenting sliding windows and doors using two magnets and one wide gap Sentrol switch. It is possible to obtain up to 5" (12.7 cm) ventilation with a 1-1/2" (3.81 cm) gap between the magnets and switch.
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200 Class Modular Stacklights

Edwards Signaling 8/3/2018
200 Class Modular Stacklights200-Class signals from Edwards take the versatility of stacklights to a whole new level with modular convenience in five different sizes that deliver the stacklight you need in a matter of seconds - without the use of tools or special keys.
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Adaptatone Mini Mi

Edwards Signaling 8/3/2018
Adaptatone Mini MiLow profile and low cost, Mini-Mi’s modular design delivers the perfect solution for any application: speaker/amplifier, stand-alone tone generation, or field-recorded voice operation. Weatherproof and available with RS485 connectivity, Mini-Mi delivers a lot of signaling in a small 6" x 5" footprint.
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Color-Neutral 70mm Stacklight Modules

Edwards Signaling 8/3/2018
Color-Neutral 70mm Stacklight ModulesEdwards Signaling is pleased to announce an ingenious new variation on its popular 200-Class stacklights that make them even more visible in high ambient light conditions. Now 200-Class 70mm modules are available with colorless outer lenses and colored LED lamps.
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Conventional Panels and Accessories

Edwards Signaling 8/3/2018
Conventional Panels and AccessoriesEdwards incorporates features designed to simplify installation, operation and maintenance. These include front panel programming, one person walk testing, and selectable IDC and NAC types.
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Evacuation Systems

Edwards Signaling 8/3/2018
Evacuation SystemsFor evacuation and plant-wide signaling, Millennium System Master is a fully supervised personnel notification control system. 65 tones, 4 voice messages, and microphone- and PBX paging, and RS485 addressability make Millennium the flexible choice.
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Intelligent Addressable Devices

Edwards Signaling 8/3/2018
Intelligent Addressable DevicesEdwards brand intelligent addressable detectors are meticulously engineered to deliver high-performance features, superb reliability, and unbeatable quality. With their highly stable design, these detectors resist air movement caused by heating and air conditioning, making them reliable performers ideally suited to modern building interiors.
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MEDI Interface Components

Edwards Signaling 8/3/2018
MEDI Interface ComponentsSchedule signals for events as mundane as lunch or deliver emergency voice communications - all without leaving your desk - with the Millennium Event Driver Interface (MEDI). This windows-based software package provides command and control of remote signaling devices throughout your facility.
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Millennium Industrial Intercom

Edwards Signaling 8/3/2018
Millennium Industrial IntercomIndustrial and hazardous locations are no match for the 5570 Intercom and speaker. This heavy-duty, two-way communications device is available in 120/240VAC 50/60Hz and 24VAC/DC, so it can fit into just about any communications infrastructure. Voltage input for the 120/240VAC model is internally switch selectable for easy configuration.
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Notification Appliances

Edwards Signaling 8/3/2018
Notification AppliancesGenesis notification appliances are high-performance devices finely tuned to deliver maximum output in exchange for the lowest possible current draw. Covering the entire spectrum of life safety applications, these devices are durable, dependable, and virtually maintenance-free.
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Remote Booster Power Supply

Edwards Signaling 8/3/2018
Remote Booster Power SupplyThe Remote Booster Power Supply is a self-contained 24 Vdc power supply designed to augment fire alarm audible and visual power requirements as well as provide power for auxiliary, access control and security applications. The booster contains all of the necessary circuits to monitor and charge batteries, control and supervise four Class B or two Class A NAC circuits and monitor two controlling inputs from external sources.
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Signal Beacons

Edwards Signaling 8/3/2018
Signal BeaconsWhen you need to alert, warn or communicate, you need the wide line of visual signals from Edwards. Designed for safety first, our signals deliver a clear message every time - making all your industrial, commercial and security applications just a bit more safe.
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New stacklights from Edwards Signaling excel in performance and quality

Edwards Signaling 2/1/2018
New stacklights from Edwards Signaling excel in performance and qualityEdwards Signaling is pleased to announce the introduction of its new 200-Class stacklights. This innovative family of signals take the versatility of stacklights to a whole new level with modular convenience in five different sizes that deliver the stacklight you need in a matter of seconds – without the use of tools.
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New Lightweight Portable Loudspeaker Now Available

Edwards Signaling 9/16/2017
New Lightweight Portable Loudspeaker Now AvailableThe Edwards Signaling MN-HSPB, is a self-contained, portable loudspeaker that weighs a mere 15 lbs. Despite its light weight, the Edwards Signaling MN-HSPB packs a peak acoustic output of 144dB for an intelligible communication range of more than 2,450 feet (750 m).
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New beam smoke detector now available

Edwards Signaling 1/20/2017
New beam smoke detector now availableThe new Kidde KC3000 is an end-to-end infrared optical beam smoke detector that comprises an infrared transmitter, receiver, and controller.
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FX hits 1k point milestone

Edwards Signaling 11/10/2016

FX hits 1k point milestoneKidde FX Fire alarm Control Panels have been expanded to accommodate 1,000 intelligent addressable devices, making them an ideal system to protect small to medium sized facilities.

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New detector can take a punch

Edwards Signaling 8/24/2016
New detector can take a punchThe new Edwards Signaling 30-3013 explosionproof smoke detector is a high performance optical smoke sensing device that is Class I, Division 1 and IECEx Zone approved for use in hazardous locations.
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Functional overhaul for ANS puts you in the driver's seat

Edwards Signaling 7/27/2016
Functional overhaul for ANS puts you in the driver's seatMajor enhancements to our popular ANS audio notification system makes it easier to use and more adaptable for all your installations.
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