Are Alarm Systems Energy Efficient?

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SDM Magazine 5-Minute Tech Quiz, April 2013


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Batteries are composed of toxic material that cannot be recycled.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    One disadvantage of lithium ion batteries is that they
    • A. 

      Are heavier than lead acid batteries.

    • B. 

      Have a tendency to create a “memory” when not depleted completely.

    • C. 

      Have a much shorter shelf life than other types of batteries.

    • D. 

      Are more expensive than other forms of batteries.

  • 3. 
    Remote access of security systems via telephone apps or computer interfaces allows such features as arming and disarming as well as thermostat or lighting control.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Older types of alarm systems used direct wire or McCulloh Loops to transmit alarms. Voltage was induced on the line that was carried from point A to point B. In most places today these are not possible any longer due to
    • A. 

      The demise of the phone company.

    • B. 

      Upgraded fiber optic installations.

    • C. 

      The introduction of radio systems.

    • D. 

      Nothing. Actually, they are still widely used across the country

  • 5. 
    The larger the gauge wire used, the higher the heat produced.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Of the following, which is not a type of technology used for home energy management associated with alarm systems?
    • A. 

      Zigbee

    • B. 

      X-10

    • C. 

      Z-Wave

    • D. 

      GPRS

  • 7. 
    Using energy management systems to operate equipment such as water heaters, lighting controls, and thermostats is actually not cost-effective due to the high cost of the initial investment of electronic equipment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      A continuous metallic underground water piping system

    • B. 

      An iron rod driven six feet down with a resistance of 25 ohms or more

    • C. 

      A buried plate with an area of no more than 1 square foot

    • D. 

      An electrical outlet grounding screw

  • 9. 
    An advantage of a fluorescent bulb over an incandescent bulb is that it 
    • A. 

      Is easier to install.

    • B. 

      Utilizes less wiring.

    • C. 

      Is easier to dispose.

    • D. 

      Is more efficient.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Always make a “service loop” at the point of connection.

    • B. 

      Make the connection to a known ground source.

    • C. 

      Run it to the closest cold water pipe.

    • D. 

      The smaller the wire, the easier it is to fish into the wall.

  • 11. 
    Alarm systems should not have additional features, such as energy management, integrated with them due to the increased risk of false alarms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Due to the high cost of maintaining legacy systems of transmission, the 2010 Edition of NFPA 72 eliminated the use of older technologies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The most energy-efficient CCTV cameras are those that 
    • A. 

      Require sodium pressure lighting for visibility.

    • B. 

      Use IR illumination.

    • C. 

      Are considered night time or starlight cameras.

    • D. 

      All draw the same power.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Lighting controls

    • B. 

      Thermostat controls

    • C. 

      Irrigation controls

    • D. 

      Drapery controls

    • E. 

      Both c. and d.

    • F. 

      They all can be integrated.