General Sound - Dallas Texas - Fire Alarm Systems, Security, Sound, CCTV
General Sound - Dallas Texas - Fire Alarm Systems, Security, Sound, CCTV
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    Full Service Fire Alarm Contractor- General Sound
    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
    Industry Leading Suppliers
    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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    Full Service Fire Alarm Contractor- General Sound
    Fire Alarm Panels & Networks
    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.
  • Security
    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.
  • Sound Systems / Sound Masking
    Access Control 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. 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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    LEADING BRANDS FROM General Sound

    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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NOTIFIER Fire Alarm Systems

Largest Engineered Commercial Fire Alarm System Manufacturer

Fire Sentry Corporation - Electro Optical Fire Detection systems distributed by Koetter Fire Protection - Dallas, Texas

Each quality NOTIFIER fire alarm system is manufactured in a state of the art facility in the United States, Australia, Italy or United Kingdom. Each facility is ISO-9001 certified - the highest recognition in engineering and manufacturing. NOTIFIER manufactures products to meet virtually every international approval, including UL, FM, EN54, LPC and Lloyd's where applicable. NOTIFIER is part of Honeywell International's Automation & Control Solutions Group (ACS), in the Fire Solutions Group. Learn more

NOTIFIER Fire Protection Products by Application

Fire Alarm Control Panels

  • Intelligent Fire Control Panels
  • Onyx™ Series Fire Alarm Control Panels
    Intelligent series of Fire Alarm Control Panels designed for smoke and fire detection in virtually any building application
  • FireWarden Series
  • Conventional Fire Panels
    NOTIFIER offers a complete line of conventional and releasing fire panels. From smaller buildings with 2-zones up to large conventional panels that have 120 zones, we have a solution.
  • FlashScan™ Technology
    In a fire emergency, seconds can mean the difference between a disaster and a controlled situation. In the late 1980s, NOTIFIER helped pioneer the intelligent market with the AM2020. A host of products have followed in its footsteps, all of which have used a common communication platform, referred to as CLIP (Classic Loop Interface Protocol). Even though this platform has proved effective for years, NOTIFIER has pioneered the market with its patented FlashScan™ protocol. Using this revolutionary protocol platform, our FlashScan™ family of products can poll devices up to five times faster than before. Likewise, FlashScan™ products' ability to activate outputs is increased in the same way. As a result, the time it takes a FlashScan™ panel to detect an alarm and turn on the notification devices is dramatically decreased.

Audio/Visual Devices

System Sensor's newest line of Audio/Visual products, the SpectrAlert Series has paved the way in the industry for innovation and reliability. System Sensor offers a full range of Audio/Visual devices including: fire horns, strobes, horn/strobes, Fidelity-Quality speakers and speaker/strobes and Ceiling and wall-mount versions of all their speakers and strobes.
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Communicators

  • Universal Digital Alarm Communicator
    Compact, simple-to-use UDACT works with a variety of NOTIFIER's fire alarm control panels. The UDACT is designed to transmit system status by point or zone, providing specific information regarding the fire location to the fire department. The UDACT communicates to UL-listed central station receivers via the public switched telephone network.
  • IP Communicator
    NOTIFIER's IP Communicator transmits fire alarm signals faster, more securely and more economically by using the Internet or a customer's intranet. It adds functionality and performance while improving emergency response times and reduces monthly monitoring costs by taking the place of at least one dedicated line.
  • 411 and 411UD Series
    The 411 and 411UD models provide three and four monitoring channels (inputs) respectively. These slave DACTs are a cost-effective solution for applications that require an existing (or new) Fire Alarm Control Panel to transmit system status to an off-site monitoring facility for Central or Remote Station compliance.

Advanced Fire Detection Products

  • HARSH (Hostile-Area Smoke Head) HPX-751 smoke detector
    Provides early warning smoke detection in hostile environments where traditional smoke detectors are not practical. Using a small air intake fan and a high-performance replaceable filter, air and smoke are drawn into a photoelectric sensing chamber, while unwanted airborne particulate and water mist are removed. This feature allows HARSH to operate in difficult applications, such as textile and paper mills, which due to environmental conditions tend to cause nuisance alarms with standard smoke detectors.
  • LPX-751 VIEW™ Laser Smoke Detector
    The unique design of this detector, combined with enhanced AWACS™ algorithms in the NOTIFIER AFP-300/AFP-400 and AFC-600 fire control panels, allows smoke detection sensitivity that is 10 to 50 times higher than present photoelectric technology (clean environments). This can provide very early warning of slow smoldering fires.
  • Acclimate Plus
    Over time, facilities are often used for many different purposes, forcing choices in fire detection that can mean reduced sensitivity or increased nuisance alarms. Acclimate Plus™, the intelligent multi-criteria sensor, offers the perfect alternative.
  • RFX (Radio Frequency Control Detection)- Wireless Smoke Detection
    Plans to add fire detection equipment are often halted because of wiring challenges created by ceiling or wall designs. Our wireless RFX smoke detection system can be the solution. The RFX-R receivers monitor wireless signals from up to 80 wireless smoke detectors. They transmit the status of those detectors via communication wiring to the RFX gateway which in turn connects to a NOTIFIER intelligent panel.

Fire System Networks

NOTIoFIREoNET™ Fire System Network
Allows each fire alarm control panel to maintain its own area of protection, while monitoring and interacting with other nodes. Fire Alarm Control Panel nodes react to network events with coordinated programmed responses.

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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