Burglar Alarm Strobes Guide

Author: Ari Erenthal, Published on Mar 31, 2017

Strobes provide visual notification of alarm incidents, as sirens are used to give audible notification. Using a strobe gives alarm users and alarm responders another way confirm alarms when they cannot hear the sirens. In this note, we examine how to specify and use strobes, including:

  • Conical strobes
  • Add on strobes
  • Siren strobes
  • Flash intensity
  • Strobe colors
  • Flash rate
  • Strobe power
  • Common applications
  • Mounting height
  • Synchronization

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******* *** *****, *** **** ********* ******* *** ******* ***

  • ***** *********
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Mounting ******

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Comments (4)

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