How long has that been there? It looks pretty dusty inside.
And is that rust on the screw terminals?
IPVMU Certified | 02/23/17 09:41pm
The fact nothing is wired to it could be an indication its a bad panel and someone didn't take it down. Is another panel being used somewhere else for these sensor points?
I see what looks like a coiled phone handset cord, maybe there is a sign on front of panel:
"In case of fire, open, call 911"....
Can we add a "Scary/WTF" button to the options for a response?
This happened to us last year. 400+ points on a fire system, they asked us to come take it over. The salesman didn't have access to the panel itself, but did have the prints, and we confirmed there were no troubles on the system at the annunciator.
Our team gets out there to take it over, opens up the panel, and every single point was strapped out. The tech grabbed his phone, took a picture, closed the enclosure, and backed away slowly....
There is a lot to be said for the panel, but with no LED's, it has no power; no info on the annunciator. With everything jumpered out, you should have green lights all over. But you don't have any lights. It would appear to be DOA. If this is how you found it, you found it just in time. From my experience, I would be leery that the owner is telling you the whole story. I suspect they know a lot more than they are telling you.
You have every right to be concerned about the Inspector. If he is worth his salt, he will force them to correct it or post a fire watch, and this will fall on you. Your hands are on it and you own it. Likely you will have to install a new panel (or at least an expander module with a NAC power supply) and interconnect the two so that both panels can be monitored by either alpha. That is the standard. If you silence an alarm in one wing, the other wing can see it on their annunciator.
Good news is the batteries should hold that thing for longer than required (though they're probably deep discharged)!
Was it submerged in water at some point?
Did a contractor possibly gut the wiring? If so, they were either smart enough to place the eol's in the panel to shut it up, or the orig installer was dumb enough to put them there originally!