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Fire Alarm Control Panel

Fire Alarm Control Panel
or Fire Alarm Control Unit, one element of a Fire Alarm system for detecting and reporting occurrences of fires within a building based on inputs from automatic and manual fire alarm devices. The system may supply power to detection devices, transponders, off-premises transmitters, or Notification Appliances and transfer of condition to relays or devices connected to the control unit including Fire Suppression Systems, activating, closing fire doors, unlocking exit doors, and automatically activating the Smoke Control System in some situations. The fire alarm control unit can be a local fire alarm control unit for part of a building or a master control unit.

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