Central Station And Monitoring Standards

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 53

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An MFVN is required to have 24 hours of power supply capacity for MFVN communications equipment located at the communications service provider’s central office.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The false alarm factor is calculated by multiplying the number of times the police respond to an alarm by the number of alarm dealers in their jurisdiction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A remote station system does not include which of the following requirements?
    • A. 

      Record keeping

    • B. 

      Service agreements

    • C. 

      Dispatching the appropriate authorities

    • D. 

      Being acceptable to the AHJ

  • 4. 
    A central station is required to have _____.
    • A. 

      One monitoring agent per 1,000 subscribers

    • B. 

      At least three people on duty at all times

    • C. 

      Their operators certified by the Central Station Alarm Associations Operator Level 1 Course

    • D. 

      At least two qualified operators on duty at all times

  • 5. 
    According to NFPA 72, the term immediately is intended to mean _____.
    • A. 

      Within 30 seconds

    • B. 

      Without unreasonable delay

    • C. 

      Within 90 seconds

    • D. 

      As soon as possible for the signal to be handled by the operator

  • 6. 
    The Central Station Alarm Association soon will be renamed the _____.
    • A. 

      Monitoring Association

    • B. 

      American Alarm Monitoring Association

    • C. 

      Critical Events Center

    • D. 

      Remote Events Monitoring Association

  • 7. 
    Record keeping of all signals shall be maintained for at least _____ year(s).
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      5

  • 8. 
    Which of the following provides the highest level of protection?
    • A. 

      Central station

    • B. 

      Remote station

    • C. 

      Local monitoring station

    • D. 

      Proprietary station

  • 9. 
    The requirements for a remote supervising station alarm system first appeared in the Code in _____.
    • A. 

      1952

    • B. 

      1961

    • C. 

      1973

    • D. 

      1993

  • 10. 
    Because the terms placarded and certificated are so widely understood, the 2013 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code continues to use them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Alarm companies are permitted to remotely program a fire alarm system _____.
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Only to do minor (less than 10 percent) changes

    • C. 

      Only when a technician is on site

    • D. 

      Whenever the AHJ requires it

  • 12. 
    VoIP consists of two major categories:
    • A. 

      Dedicated and non-dedicated

    • B. 

      Facilities based and non-facilities based

    • C. 

      Static IP and DHCP

    • D. 

      Digital and analog

  • 13. 
    A technician is required to respond to a monitored remote station alarm system _____.
    • A. 

      Within two hours of a fire alarm even if it resets

    • B. 

      Within two hours of a fire alarm only if it needs resetting

    • C. 

      Within two hours for a fire alarm or trouble signal and four hours for a supervisory signal

    • D. 

      Nobody is required to respond

  • 14. 
    MFVN systems are outlined in _____ of NFPA 72, 2013 Edition
    • A. 

      Section 3.3 General Definitions

    • B. 

      Chapter 26, Section 12, MFVN

    • C. 

      Chapter 29, Supervising Station Systems

    • D. 

      Various locations throughout the code

  • 15. 
    MFVN providers include cable operators and telephone companies but do not include Internet-based providers that use the public Internet to carry calls.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False