PART 1.0 - GENERAL
A. This section of the specification includes the furnishing, installation, connection and
testing of the IPGSM-4G Communicator.
B. The IPGSM-4G Communicator shall comply with requirements of NFPA
Standard No. 72 except as modified and supplemented by this specification.
C. The IPGSM-4G Communicator shall be manufactured by an ISO 9001 certified
company and meet the requirements of BS EN9001: ANSI/ASQC Q9001-1994.
D. The IPGSM-4G Communicator shall be manufactured or supplied 100% by a
single U.S. manufacturer (or division thereof).
E. Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) – USA
F. The installing company shall employ NICET (minimum Level II Fire Alarm
Technology) technicians on site to guide the final check-out and to ensure the systems
G. The IPGSM-4G Communicator shall meet requirements of UL ANSI 864 Ninth
IPGSM-4G Communicator shall be installed in accordance to the project
specifications and drawings.
B. Basic Performance:
1. The IPGSM-4G Communicator connect directly to the primary and secondary
analog UL Listed Fire Alarm Control Panel telephone ports.
2. The Communicator will communicate to GSM networks in the area including 2G,
3G and 4G. The multi-GSM platform technology automatically detects and
chooses the best network in the area based on signal strength and immediately self
adjusts for operation.
3. Supports both dynamic (DHCP) or Public and Private Static IP addressing.
4. Communicates over any type of customer-provided Ethernet 10/100 Base network
connection (LAN or WAN), DSL modem or cable modem.
5. Data transmits over standard contact-ID protocol is secured with the industry’s
advanced encryption standard (AES 256 bit).
6. Dual path communications: Uses Internet or GSM as primary.
User programmable: 7720P Programming Tool
8. Diagnostic LEDs: Signal strength and status indications.
9. IP and GSM tested everyday
10. All circuits shall be power-limited, per UL864 requirements.
C. BASIC SYSTEM FUNCTIONAL OPERATION
When a fire alarm condition (Alarm, Supervisory or Trouble) is detected, the Fire
Alarm Control Panel goes off-hook to dial the central station. The IPGSM-4G Dialer
Capture Module detects the off-hook condition and provides the fire panel with a dial
tone. When the fire panel detects the dial tone, it begins dialing the central station.
The Dialer Capture Module considers the three second period after dialing as the
number dialing has been completed. After the dialing is completed, the Dialer
Capture Module returns a handshake to the fire panel.
The fire panel then sends the contact ID reports to the Dialer Capture Module, which
in turn sends a kiss-off after the report is successfully received from the fire panel.
The Dialer Capture Module sends the contact ID reports to the iGSM
communications module. When all the reports are sent, the fire panel goes on-
hook. The iGSM communications module then transmits the messages to the central
station (either over the internet or the GSM network).
1. Two copies of all submittals shall be submitted to the Architect/Engineer for
2. All references to manufacturer's model numbers and other pertinent information
herein is intended to establish minimum standards of performance, function and
quality. Equivalent compatible UL-listed equipment from other manufacturers
may be substituted for the specified equipment as long as the minimum standards
3. For equipment other than that specified, the contractor shall supply proof that
such substitute equipment equals or exceeds the features, functions, performance,
and quality of the specified equipment.
B. Shop Drawings:
1. Sufficient information, clearly presented, shall be included to determine
compliance with drawings and specifications.
2. Include manufacturer's name(s), model numbers, ratings, power requirements,
equipment layout, complete wiring diagrams and conduit layouts.
1. Submit simultaneously with the shop drawings, complete operating and
maintenance manuals listing the manufacturer's name(s), including technical data
Wiring diagrams shall indicate internal wiring for IPGSM-4G Communicator
and the interconnections between the items of equipment.
3. Provide a clear and concise description of operation that gives, in detail, the
information required to properly operate the equipment and system.
All work performed and all material and equipment furnished under this contract shall
be free from defects and shall remain so for a period of at least one (1) year from the
date of acceptance. The full cost of maintenance, labor and materials required to
correct any defect during this one year period shall be included in the submittal bid.
A. Maintenance and testing shall be on a semi-annual schedule or as required by the
local AHJ. A preventive maintenance schedule shall be provided by the contractor
describing the protocol for preventive maintenance.
B. As part of the bid/proposal, include a quote for a maintenance contract to provide
all maintenance, tests, and repairs described below. Include also a quote for
unscheduled maintenance/repairs, including hourly rates for technicians trained on
this equipment and response travel costs for each year of the maintenance period.
Submittals that do not identify all post contract maintenance costs will not be
accepted. Rates and costs shall be valid for the period of five (5) years after
expiration of the guaranty.
1.6. POST CONTRACT EXPANSIONS:
A. The contractor shall have the ability to provide parts and labor to expand the
system specified, if so requested, for a period of five (5) years from the date of
B. Submittals that do not include this estimate of post contract expansion cost will not
1.7. APPLICABLE STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS:
The specifications and standards listed below form a part of this specification. The
system shall fully comply with the latest issue of these standards, if applicable.
A. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - USA:
No. 13 Sprinkler Systems
No. 70 National Electric Code (NEC)
No. 72 National Fire Alarm Code
No. 101 Life Safety Code
No. 38 Manually Actuated Signaling Boxes
No. 217 Smoke Detectors, Single and Multiple Station
No. 228 Door Closers–Holders for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
No. 268 Smoke Detectors for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
No. 268A Smoke Detectors for Duct Applications
No. 346 Waterflow Indicators for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
No. 464 Audible Signaling Appliances
No. 521 Heat Detectors for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
No. 864 Control Units for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
No. 1481 Power Supplies for Fire Protective Signaling Systems
No. 1610 Central Station Burglar Alarm Units
No. 1638 Visual Signaling Appliances
No. 1971 Visual Signaling Appliances
No. 2017 General-Purpose Signaling Devices and Systems
The IPGSM-4G Communicator shall be ANSI 864, 9th Edition Listed.
B. The system and its components shall be Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. listed
under the appropriate UL testing standard as listed herein for fire alarm
applications and the installation shall be in compliance with the UL listing.
C. Local and State Building Codes.
D. All requirements of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
A. The system shall have proper listing and/or approval from the following nationally
UL Underwriters Laboratories Inc
CSFM California State Fire Marshal
PART 2.0 PRODUCTS
2.1. EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL, GENERAL:
A. All equipment and components shall be new, and the manufacturer's current model.
The materials, appliances, equipment and devices shall be tested and listed by a
nationally recognized approvals agency for use as part of a fire protective signaling
system, meeting the National Fire Alarm Code.
B. All equipment and components shall be installed in strict compliance with
manufacturers' recommendations. Consult the manufacturer's installation manuals
for all wiring diagrams, schematics, physical equipment sizes, etc., before
beginning system installation.
C. All equipment must be available "over the counter" through the Security
Equipment Distributor (SED) market and can be installed by dealerships
independent of the manufacturer.
2.2. CONDUIT AND WIRE:
1. Conduit shall be in accordance with The National Electrical Code (NEC), local
and state requirements.
2. Where required, all wiring shall be installed in conduit or raceway. Conduit fill
shall not exceed 40 percent of interior cross sectional area where three or more
cables are contained within a single conduit.
3. Cable must be separated from any open conductors of power, or Class 1 circuits,
and shall not be placed in any conduit, junction box or raceway containing these
conductors, per NEC.
4. Conduit shall not enter the fire alarm control panel, or any other remotely
mounted control panel equipment or backboxes, except where conduit entry is
specified by the Fire Alarm Control Panel manufacturer.
Conduit shall be 3/4 inch (19.1 mm) minimum.
1. All IPGSM-4G Communicator wiring shall be new.
2. Wiring shall be in accordance with local, state and national codes (e.g., NEC
Article 760) and as recommended by the manufacturer of the IPGSM-4G
3. All wire and cable shall be listed and/or approved by a recognized testing agency
for use with a protective signaling system.
4. Wire and cable not installed in conduit shall have a fire resistance rating suitable
for the installation as indicated in NEC 760 (e.g., FPLR).
5. All field wiring (with exception of external communications Ethernet) shall be
electrically supervised for open circuit and ground fault.
C. Terminal Boxes, Junction Boxes and Cabinets:
All boxes and cabinets shall be UL listed for their use and purpose.
2.3. IPGSM-4G COMMUNICATOR:
The Communicator shall be a Fire-Lite Alarms Model IPGSM-4G. Central station supervisory equipment shall be a Honeywell’s
AlarmNet Network Control Center listed to UL-864 standards.
IPGSM-4G Communicator is connected to any Fire Alarm Control Panel DACT telephone ports, the system shall be capable of transmitting Contact ID formatted alarms, supervisory or troubles to a Honeywell’s AlarmNet Network Control Center equipped with a Honeywell AlarmNet receiver via Ethernet over a private or public WAN/LAN, Intranet or Ethernet.
C. System Capacity and General Operation
The IPGSM-4G Communicator shall include connections to the Fire Alarm Control Panel’s phone outputs and shall convert the contact ID protocol into Ethernet
2. The IPGSM-4G Communicator shall be completely field-programmable locally
from a 7720P Programming Tool.
3. The IPGSM-4G Communicator shall be capable of transmitting events in contact
4. Communication shall include vital system status such as:
- Independent Zone (Alarm, trouble, non-alarm, supervisory)
- Independent Addressable Device Status
- AC (Mains) Power Loss
- Low Battery and Earth Fault
- System Off Normal
- 24 Hour Test Signal
- Abnormal Test Signal (per UL requirements)
The IPGSM-4G Communicator shall support independent zone reporting
via the Contact ID format. This format shall enable the central station to have details concerning the location of the fire for emergency response. The IPGSM-4G Communicator shall be capable of providing simulated phone lines to the Fire Alarm Control Panel. The IPGSM-4G Communicator shall communicate over IP or GSM primary and shall be transparent to the Fire Alarm Control Panel normal operation over phone lines.
6. The supervising station shall consist of a Honeywell’s AlarmNet Network
Control Center receiver.
The IPGSM-4G Communicator shall be housed in a UL-listed cabinet.
The back box and door shall be constructed of steel with provisions for
electrical conduit connections into the sides and top.
E. Power Supply:
The main power supply shall operate on 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 0.50Amp and shall
provide all necessary power for the IPGSM-4G Communicator.
2. Positive-Temperature-Coefficient (PTC) thermistors, circuit breakers, or other
over-current protection shall be provided on all power outputs. The power
supply shall provide an integral battery charger. Battery arrangement may be
configured in the field.
3. The main power supply shall continuously monitor all field wires for earth
Upon loss of Primary (AC) power to the IPGSM-4G Communicator, the battery
shall have sufficient capacity to power the IPGSM-4G Communicator for required
standby time (24 hours) followed by 5 minutes of alarm.
B. The battery is to be completely maintenance free. No liquids are required. Fluid
level checks for refilling, spills, and leakage shall not be required.
PART 3.0 - EXECUTION
A. Installation shall be in accordance with the NEC, NFPA 72, local and state codes,
as shown on the drawings, and as recommended by the major equipment
B. All conduit, junction boxes, conduit supports and hangers shall be concealed in
finished areas and may be exposed in unfinished areas.
The service of a competent, NICET level II technician shall be provided to technically supervise and participate during all of the adjustments and tests for the system. All testing shall be in accordance with NFPA 72.
A. Before energizing the cables and wires, check for correct connections and test for
short circuits, ground faults, continuity, and insulation.
3.3. FINAL INSPECTION:
A. At the final inspection, a minimum NICET Level II technician shall demonstrate
that the system functions properly in every respect.
A. Instruction shall be provided as required for operating the system. Hands-on
demonstrations of the operation of all system components and the entire system
including program changes and functions shall be provided.
B. The contractor or installing dealer shall provide a manual indicating
"Sequence of Operation."