General Sound - Dallas Texas - Fire Alarm Systems, Security, Sound, CCTV
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    Full Service Fire Alarm Contractor Since 1973
    Headquartered in Richardson, Texas, General Sound is a full-service commercial fire alarm contractor. Our services include sales, installation, inspection and maintenance of fire alarm systems manufactured by the most recognized names in the industry.
    Fire Alarm, Smoke Alarm, Heat Detection Manufacturers from General Sound
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    General Sound is an authorized distributor of fire alarm, sound and security systems manufactured by the most respected brand names in the industry including Notifier, System Sensor, Vesda, Bogen, Atlas Sound, Cambridge and Dynasound.
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    General Sound is a full-service commercial fire alarm contractor. As a NOTIFIER Premier Engineered Systems Distributor, we service all NOTIFIER fire alarm control panels and design, professionally install and support NOTIFIER life safety systems that meet the needs of a variety of customers, including schools, hospitals, networked corporate campuses and more.
    Smoke Alarm Systems from General Sound
    Smoke Detection
    Time is of the essence. General Sound offers the earliest and most accurate smoke detection from industry leaders like Vesda, Notifier, and System Sensor. You can depend on General Sound to install, service and support your life safety systems.
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    CCTV - Video Security from General Sound
    CCTV - Video Security
    General Sound offers a wide selection of video security solutions for commercial applications, such as industrial facilities, schools and corporate offices.
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    Sound Systems
    General Sound offers only the highest quality commercial audio components for all sizes of public address, pro sound and intercom systems. We install these systems in a variety of environments.
    CCTV - Video Security from General Sound
    Sound Masking
    General Sound offers sound masking solutions for a wide variety of commercial uses. Sound masking uses a familiar background sound to "mask" human speech and other sounds in a given area to make your work environment more comfortable.
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    General Sound is an authorized distributor of fire alarm, sound and security systems manufactured by the most respected brand names in the industry. Here is a representation of some of our top manufacturers:
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    Why Choose General Sound?
    Why Choose General Sound?
    We are committed to providing our customers with the best service in the DFW Metroplex. General Sound ensures all of our installations are to the highest degree of quality and efficiency by using our own licensed, factory trained, and NICET certified professionals.
  • Industry Leading Brands

    General Sound is an authorized distributor of fire alarm, sound and security systems manufactured by the most respected brand names in the industry.

  • Industry Leading Brands

    General Sound is an authorized distributor of fire alarm, sound and security systems manufactured by the most respected brand names in the industry.

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Vesda Aspirating Smoke Detection Systems

Very Early Warning Smoke Detection

Protectowire Linear Heat Detection Systems distributed by General Sound Life Safety Systems - Dallas, Texas

All fires have four stages: Incipient (pre-combustion), Visible Smoke, Flaming Fire, and Intense Heat. The incipient stage of smoldering fires provides the widest window of opportunity to detect and control the spread of fire. VESDA smoke detectors can be configured to generate multiple alarms within this window, to provide the time needed to help minimize or prevent fire loss.

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Vesda Applications

  • Where downtime must be minimized
    Computer Rooms, Telecommunications, Hospitals, Clean Rooms ... and more
  • Where smoke is difficult to detect
    Warehouses, Atria, Hangars,Cold Storage, Function Rooms, Indoor Stadiums ... and more
  • Where extreme environmental characteristics have posed a problem for conventional smoke detection systems
    Power Stations, Mines, Public Transport, Automotive, Production, Mills, Manufacturing, Operations
  • Where appearance is important
    Modern Offices, Heritage Buildings, Cathedrals, Museums, Archives, Art Galleries
  • When the trend towards performance-based fire safety systems are requested
    VESDA's modularity and flexibility supports designers in their quest to find the ideal design solution without compromising fire safety.

VESDA Products

The VESDA product line includes smoke Detectors, Programmers, Displays, Remote Devices, Systems Management Software, Design Software, Power Supplies, Pipe and Fittings, and a complete assembly of support material.

General Sound Life Safety Systems - Dallas TX - Fire Suppression Systems Solutions

VESDA LaserPLUS

VESDA LaserPLUS is the main product of the VESDA range. It's modular design allows multiple product configurations to more closely meet customer requirements.

Product Configurations
All smoke detectors come with a head termination card (HTC) with 7 configurable relays, a configurable General Purpose Input (GPI) and VESDAnet socket. Just some of the configurations possible:

  • VLP-000, a standard LaserPLUS blank smoke detector
  • VLP-400, a LaserPLUS smoke detector with Fire and OK LEDs
  • VLP-002, a LaserPLUS smoke detector with Display module
  • VLP-012, a LaserPLUS smoke detector with a Programmer and Display module

VESDA LaserSCANNER™

Similar to VESDA LaserPLUS, however it allows the system to distinguish and identify the pipe carrying smoke, while sampling multiple sectors. The detection of smoke results in the system locating the sector in Alert. The VESDA LaserSCANNER detector will continue to sample from all sectors to monitor the fire growth and maintain full protection.

Specific display modules are available for the VESDA LaserSCANNER configuration. LaserSCANNER's modular design allows multiple product configurations to more closely meet customer requirements.

Product Configurations
All smoke detectors come with a head termination card (HTC) with either 7 or 12 configurable relays, a configurable General Purpose Input (GPI) and VESDAnet socket. Some of the configurations possible:

  • VLS-300, a standard blank LaserSCANNER detector (12 Relays)
  • VLS-700, a LaserSCANNER smoke detector with Fire and OK LEDs (12 Relays)
  • VLS-304, a LaserSCANNER detector with a LaserSCANNER Display module (12 Relays)
  • VLS-314, a LaserSCANNER detector with a Programmer and LaserSCANNER Display module (12 Relays)

VESDA LaserCOMPACT™

The newest product in the VESDA product range! Specifically designed for smaller areas, LaserCOMPACT offers a simple and cost effective solution to protect single environments, and small areas, including critical process tools (equipment).

The LaserCOMPACT supports 5 LEDs: Fire, Pre-Alarm/Alert, Fault, OK, Reset/Isolate. It has 3 relays on the termination card plus VESDAnet compatibility (VLC-505 version only). Possible Configurations: VLC-500 (RO), Relays interfacing only and VLC-505 (VN), Relays and VESDAnet interfacing.   


The System Relay Module (SRM)

A cost effective and flexible alternative for system design, a single System Relay Module can report any fault or alarm condition that occurs on the VESDAnet loop, irrespective of its zone. This provides the end user with a variety of secondary reporting options that make early warning more cost effective at locations remote from the Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP).

Its purpose is to provide the earliest possible warning of an alarm or fault condition of any device on the VESDAnet loop to initiate investigation. For example, where site monitoring is conducted from either a remote gatehouse or central control room the SRM can be installed to drive a warning alarm or sounder without the need for multiple remote displays and relays.

  • System Relay Module
  • Display Modules
  • Programmer Module
  • Hand Held Programmer
  • PC Link HLI
  • Analog Output Module

Accessories

  • VESDA Pipe & Fittings
  • Power Supplies & Batteries
  • Sub Rack Enclosures

VESDA System Management (VSM) Software

An intelligent, Windows™ based graphics communication software; a monitoring and administration tool that supports custom floor plans. VSM allows the user to operate, maintain, program and commission all the VESDA smoke detectors on a single VESDAnet. Real time and historic events for a single detector, an area, or the entire facility can be collected, processed, and presented in either report or graphical format.


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FIRE ALARMS from General Sound
FIRE ALARMS
General Sound is a full-service commercial fire alarm contractor. As a NOTIFIER Premier Engineered Systems Distributor, we are able to service all NOTIFIER fire alarm control panels as well as design, professionally install, and support NOTIFIER life safety systems for a variety of customers.
General Sound offers OFFERING TOP BRANDS
OFFERING TOP BRANDS
General Sound is an authorized distributor of fire alarm, sound and security systems manufactured by the biggest and best brand names in the industry, including Notifier, System Sensor, Vesda, Bogen, Atlas Sound, Cambridge, Dynasound and many others.
General Sound Fire Alarm Systems
Sound Systems
General Sound provides only the highest quality commercial audio components for all sizes of public address, pro sound and intercom systems. We install these systems in a variety of environments.
  • Fire Alarms & Fire Safety Notification from General Sound
    Fire Alarm
    General Sound is a distributor for NOTIFIER, a leader in the fire alarm industry for over 60 years. NOTIFIER's unwavering commitment to continuously develop new solutions that improve life safety has produced the premiere line of fire alarm systems Learn more>>
  • Life Safety Notification from General Sound
    Life Safety Notification
    The broadest line of Audible/Visual Appliances in the industry featuring System Sensor Horns, Horn Strobes, Strobes, Speakers & Speaker Strobes, Chimes & Chime Strobes, Bells, and Weatherproof Appliances.
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  • Emergency Communications from General Sound
    Emergency Communications
    Informing people of an emergency and instructing them to evacuate, relocate or remain where they are, is critical to keeping them safe and out of harms way.
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  • Smoke Detection
    Smoke Detection
    When it comes to life safety, time is of the essence. General Sound offers the earliest and most accurate smoke detection available from industry leaders like Notifier System Sensor and Vesda.
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  • Security and Video Surveillance from General Sound
    Security and Video Surveillance
    Pan, tilt and zoom dome cameras give you a comprehensive view that you can't get from a fixed camera. General Sound offers PTZ camera solutions from top manufacturers, ensuring a wide range of options to suit your needs and budget.
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  • Sound Masking from General Sound
    Sound Masking
    Sound masking uses a familiar background sound to "mask" human speech and other sounds in a given area to make your work environ-
    ment more comfortable. While sound masking is mostly used to protect privacy or confidentiality, it is also used to help increase workers' concentration levels and productivity. Learn more>>
  • Sound Systems from General Sound
    Sound Systems
    General Sound offers only the highest quality commercial audio components for all sizes of public address, pro sound and intercom systems. Regardless of your specific application, General Sound will design a system that will feature audio clarity and ease of use.
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