In our stance with the industry during the Covid-19 crisis, we are offering select CEU courses free of charge to extend the opportunity for the industry to learn new topics and to work toward certification or licensing while many may have reduced workloads. Other courses that are free include Codes and Standards Refresher, Job Safety Reminders, Methods to Reduce False Alarms, Troubleshooting Intrusion Alarm Devices, and Asking the Right Questions to Identify Your Client's Needs.
This one-hour online course provides students an overview of power and alarm panels. Topics will include transformers, review of power supplies, determining the proper power supply, review of back-up batteries for power supplies and review of wiring.
After completing this course you will be able to:
Using a manufacturer’s specification sheet read and interprets the manufacturer’s specifications (voltage, permissible load, etc.).
Using the NTS worksheet (found in the NTS Dictionary) and the manufacturer’s specifications, the student will be able to determine the minimum size power supply needed.
Using an NTS worksheet and the manufacturer's specifications, the student will be able to calculate the size battery needed for a system to a operate for a specified number of hours (4, 24, 60, and 72) without primary power.
Using the NTS worksheet and manufacturer’s specifications, the student will be able to calculate the size battery needed for a system to operate without primary power as required by NFPA and UL requirements.
Select the proper transformer for power supply as well as install and wire the transformer.
After determining the proper battery, list reasons for its failure for a given system.
What to Expect in the Online Course:
The course is delivered using a presentation style that is built off the exact same content covered in our instructor led course. The presentation includes text, audio, graphics, videos and activities to help you absorb the information presented. This course has a short quiz at the end which you will be required to pass with a 70% or greater to complete the course.
NOTE: Not all state regulatory agencies allow online courses for licensing or CEUs. Please check with your licensing agency prior to taking this course for licensing.
AL-Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure (AESBL)
LA-Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal: Life Safety & Property Protection Advisory Board (LSPPA)
Louisville, KY-Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD)
MS-Mississippi Office of the State Fire Marshal: Electronic Protection Systems Division
NC-North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Alarm Systems Licensing Board (NC DPS-ASLB)
NJ-State of New Jersey: Division of Consumer Affairs
TX-Texas Department of Public Safety: Private Security Bureau (TX DPS-PSB)
TN-Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance: Alarm Systems Contractors Board
WA-State Department of Labor & Industries - Electrical Board. IMPORTANT: To get credit for this course in WA, it must be taken as part of the following bundle: