1. Double circuitry is a wiring methodology which has been replaced with
a) Positive and negative in and out
b) End-of-line dry cell batteries
2. UL 1641 is the standard for:
a) Boat Security Systems
b) UL 2050 Security Systems
c) Access Control Systems
d) Residential Burglar Alarm Systems
3. Proprietary Burglar Alarm Systems and Units are found in what UL standard?
a) UL 365
b) UL 1076
c) UL 1026
d) UL 681
4. What type of burglar alarm systems often require runner response?
a) Holdup Alarm System per UL 636
b) Medical alarm systems
c) UL central station certificated burglar alarm systems
d) UL local certificated mercantile burglar alarm systems
5. A three-day notice of cancellation is generally required for these types of transactions:
a) Residential systems
b) Commercial systems
c) Proprietary systems
d) Hybrid systems
6. What is the primary purpose of having a daily test signal transmitted into a central station that is not supervised?
a) NFPA 72 compliance
b) Life safety 101
c) Record of activity
d) To supervise the signal
7. What is foreseeable during a burglary?
a) Forcible entry
b) The intruder will not trigger the alarm system
c) Roof entry
d) Wall entry
8. What is ringer equivalence?
a) In telecommunication, a ringer equivalence number (REN) is a somewhat arbitrary number that denotes the electrical load a telephone ringer has on the line. In the U.S., this is determined in accordance with ANSI/TIA-968-B August 2009 and in earlier editions
b) The resistance of the wiring between the RJ-31X telephone jack and cord and the network interface device (NID)
c) In telecommunication, a ringer equivalence number (REN) is a somewhat arbitrary number that denotes the electrical load a telephone ringer has on the line. In the U.S., this is determined in accordance with ANSI/TIA-968-B August 2001 and in earlier editions
d) The load on the VoIP modem
9. ECP is defined in the walarm industry as:
a) Electronic Article Surveillance
b) Electronic Control Pointing
c) Enhanced Control Protocol
d) ECP is a term of for UL-Listed Beam Detectors in accordance with NFPA 13
10. Under NFPA 72, maintenance shall be included by the contractor when …
a) The fire alarm system is installed
b) It depends on the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ)
c) When delegated by the subscriber in writing to the contractor
d) The fire alarm system is 12 months old
11. A terabyte (TB) holds how much information?
a) A TB-sized hard drive holds the same amount of information as 6 1/2 netbook computers with 160GB hard drives.
b) A TB-sized hard drive holds the same amount of information as 13 netbook computers with 160GB hard drives.
c) A TB-sized hard drive holds the same amount of information as 21 netbook computers with 160GB hard drives,
d) A TB-sized hard drive holds the same amount of information as 66 netbook computers with 160GB hard drives.
12. Level I and Level II CSAA Certification relates to:
a) Security guards
b) Installation of burglar alarm systems
c) Installation of fire alarm systems
d) Central station operator monitoring
13. How many modes of operation does a waterflow switch have?
a) One: alarm when the water flows
b) Three: normal/alarm/supervisory
c) Two: normal and alarm
d) Two: trouble and alarm
14. Fire alarm system equipment shall be maintained in accordance with:
a) The customer’s requirements
b) The insurance company requirements
c) The manufacturer’s instructions
d) National Electrical Code
15. Reliability of a fire alarm system comes from how many system elements?
a) Two: NFPA 72 and the AHJ
b) Two: NFPA 70 and NFPA 72
c) Four: NFPA 70, NFPA 72, LS-101 and NFPA 74
d) Four: design, equipment, installation and maintenance
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Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, DABFET, CHS-III, SET, RI, is a forensic alarm industry expert and President of Teaneck, N.J.-based IDS Research & Development Inc. He can be reached at (201) 287-0900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This column is not intended as legal advice and should not be construed as such.