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  1. If you are good with Linux it would be advisable...

    If you are good with Linux it would be advisable to use. I am not well versed in it and when I do use it, I buy an Exacq server prebuilt from Exacq (its a custom version of Ubuntu). Yes it cost...
  2. I use i5 for most servers with less than 32...

    I use i5 for most servers with less than 32 cameras running exacqvision and milestone no issues. The price has come down for some i7's, compare costs.

    I'm not a fan of W10. Ensure the software...
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    What's the requirement for- Line smokes or a full...

    What's the requirement for- Line smokes or a full fire alarm?

    They require a FA with forces notification here if there is any type suppression system regardless of occupancy/assembly classification
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    +1. If the building code does not require a...

    +1.

    If the building code does not require a FA, the mechanical code may just require a CO interlock with gas valve not a smoke/CO combo. And there may need to be a shunt breaker depending on the...
  5. I use ssd minicards (msata) on the motherboard...

    I use ssd minicards (msata) on the motherboard for the highest possible reliability. Also do not store anything else on it. Limit its use to the OS- don't run any other programs off it if you will...
  6. Yes if at all possible do not mix cameras on the...

    Yes if at all possible do not mix cameras on the network. Even on Gbit- VLan is ok but physical separation is imperative if you are talking about 50+Mbps. If there is VOIP on the network the...
  7. Windows server is overkill IMO. You don't need...

    Windows server is overkill IMO. You don't need the Xeon class processor for that few cameras, but it won't hurt. Ensure the OS Drive is on an SSD not HDD.

    If a 2nd GBit NIC is cheaper you don't...
  8. If the customer will generally use mobile devices...

    If the customer will generally use mobile devices to view (not desktop) and rarely have to pull footage use a HIK recorder and their cameras.

    If they will routinely be reviewing footage use exacq...
  9. exacq works with Linux, but it also has license...

    exacq works with Linux, but it also has license fees. But it also just plain works every time without major issues or troubleshooting. Milestone is similar.


    What are the project requirements...
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    Google Ubiquiti Nanostation or Picostation for...

    Google Ubiquiti Nanostation or Picostation for LOS PtP. If you can, use the nanostation to send a wired connection to a POE switch. (They also sell those) then add the camera and an exterior wifi...
  11. It depends- If your customers are looking for...

    It depends-

    If your customers are looking for professional grade IP surveillance your camera choices are limited to a half dozen brands that you get what you pay for- Axis (they are the #1...
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    Excellent point, I drive two states every day and...

    Excellent point, I drive two states every day and that was forgotten long long ago
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    You won't need a CDL but the truck needs a DOT...

    You won't need a CDL but the truck needs a DOT number for 10000lb gvw and over. This doesn't account for state regulations.

    ....aaaaand the driver needs a DOT Medical Exam and Commercial Motor...
  14. Do you know approximate age and the brand? Are...

    Do you know approximate age and the brand?

    Are they on a dedicated circuit or tapped off lighting?
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    Yea, very hush hush, it came out a few days ago,...

    Yea, very hush hush, it came out a few days ago, it's kind of a big deal considering it just stops working without notice. They aren't offering any compensation either.

    The Vista21IP burg panels...
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    It's a fairly serious firmware issue- their is...

    It's a fairly serious firmware issue- their is now a patch from Honeywell just released. This a link just for the ipgsm4g

    http://go1.honeywell.com/gJ0Rg7X0d30pJX0rR000ibA

    It's really a crappy...
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    Don't bother arguing with them. If there is a...

    Don't bother arguing with them. If there is a single pair, twisted or not, go to IP over coax. Actually POE over any two conductors-
    ...
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    You are correct, Vonage is not a MFVN, and they...

    You are correct, Vonage is not a MFVN, and they have a big ol disclaimer on all their paperwork saying do not connect any alarm to it. Yes, it will work, but who knows if the last panel had the...
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    The final outcome of this scenario-. The owner...

    The final outcome of this scenario-. The owner brought the insurance company's fire protection specialist in, after everyone else kept saying basically who cares, but I kept pushing back with - I...
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    It will take longer than a smoke. It will be a 4...

    It will take longer than a smoke. It will be a 4 wire device and could be fed by two separate circuits and probably has a shield that has to be made up and isolated from ground. A smoke could be a 4...
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    Correct. Not all states have a direct...

    Correct.

    Not all states have a direct prohibition against PE's practicing outside an area they have no proficiency. It's much more vague like- follow professional standards blah blah blah.... But...
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    We are a sub, the primary contractor showed us...

    We are a sub, the primary contractor showed us the EE's drawings with this note. This note and the omitted items were conveyed. We then got a contract for what is on their shop drawings, those...
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    The job was not accepted assuming a change order,...

    The job was not accepted assuming a change order, I am only responsible for the items on the shop drawing. Anything I have to provide above and beyond is a change order.

    I'm trying not to get...
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    Yes it will, and it's my professional duty to...

    Yes it will, and it's my professional duty to address this. I'm looking for perspective from others that may have have slightly similar situations and how it was handled.
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    ignore the code becuase AHJ is indifferent?

    We are subcontracted to do a new fire alarm install. Building owners EE drafts plans. Primary contractor, does shop drawings (they won't get reviewed by the EE.). We are being paid for install...
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