Inaxsys Security Systems | 04/30/15 03:47am
FA release= fire alarm release
Refers to the requirement for any door that is equipped with a magnetic lock must be released automatically when the evacuation system of the building is activated. The power supplies for the magnetic locks are equipped with a fire alarm release input that is connected to the dry contact of the fire supervision/evacuation panel. When there is a fire alarm, the mag locks must unlock.
Emergency pull= emergency pull station
Refers to one of 2 things: either a red fire emergency pull station (most probably) seen at exits of just about any building or (less probably) a blue emergency pull station which exists only as an emergency unlock for mag locks (these are used in Canada but I don't think they are common anywhere else). Blue pull stations are NOT a code-approved alternative to a UL-APPROVED electro-mechanical panic bar.