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South Carolina Burglar Alarm Contractor (2023-08-28)

There are 50 questions in this examination. You will need to answer 35 questions correctly in order to pass. You are allowed 3 hours to complete this examination. NOTE: All Burglar Alarm candidates are required to pass the Alarm Code of Laws Examination and the Burglar Alarm Examination.

1. General Electrical Knowledge (14 Items)

2. Low – Voltage (9 Items)

3. Intrusion Detection and Alarm Systems (10 Items)

4. Alarm Technology (17 Items)

The reference material listed below was used to prepare the questions for this examination.  The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available.  For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

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    Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems 3rd Edition

    Publication Year: 1999
    3rd Edition


    Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, 3rd Edition has seen the alarm industry enter the computer age. With its coverage of micro-computerized controls, sophisticated detection devices, methods of alarm reporting, that second edition broke new ground. Completely updated to reflect the security industry's most high-tech advances, the third edition of Understanding and Servicing Alarm Systems, continues on the road of educating the alarm dealer, installer, and technician. Prepares readers for the practicalities of dealing with customers Takes readers from the basics of electricity to the most modern equipment installation and repair Teaches the pitfalls one might encounter in the alarm servicing profession, along with the approaches for troubleshooting.

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    Security: A Guide to Security System Design and Equipment Selection and Installation

    2nd Edition
    Publication Year: 1992


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    NTC Blue Book, Low Voltage Systems Handbook 2020

    Publication Year: 2020


    The NTC Blue Book is the authority on low voltage systems.  This one of a kind reference provides important information on a wide variety of modern electronic systems.  This book includes application based information.  It is designed to provide workable solutions for the technical challenges presented in the low voltage industry today.

    • Most complete reference for Low Voltage Systems
    • Great training manual for employees
    • Excellent reference, information is easy to find
    • Includes broad range of product categories
      • Security, CCTV, Fire Alarm, Access Control
      • Commercial & Residential Sound Systems
      • Structured cabling, Intercom, Central Vacuum
    • Contains 500 pages of important application based information
    • Basic electronics requirements for low voltage systems
    • Certification testing study reference
    • Includes information from the most current codes
    • Provides new employees with the information needed for success
    • Great tool for teaching sales people technical requirements

    The NTC Blue Book focuses on the requirements for the major categories of systems.  These include Security, CCTV, Fire Alarm, and Access Control.  The security section of the book provides detailed information on specific applications and product which can be employed to provide detection.  The CCTV section covers the major subjects in modern surveillance systems.  This includes proper lens selection, storage requirements and digital video recording and alternative means of signal transmission.  The fire alarm section covers the basic code requirements for fire alarm systems and how to actually employ them in real life jobs.  The access control section focuses on how to design access control systems to meet the need of your customers.

    This book also covers such important product categories like Commercial Sound Systems, Residential Audio/Video Systems, Home Automation, Intercom and Nurse Call Systems.  The NTC Blue Book also covers those categories which may not be at the forefront of the industry, but they play an important role in the industry.  These systems include Telephone Systems, Electronic Article Surveillance, and Gate Entry Systems.

    The NTC Blue Book will become one of the most important tools available to your company and your staff.  It has an easy to use format which makes finding information easy.  The book also uses pictures and diagrams to illustrate the important aspects of systems design and installation.

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    NFPA 70: National Electrical Code Tabs 2020


    A powerful resource for electrical professionals, the NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), Self-Adhesive Index Tabs includes 96 high-quality tabs for easy navigation of the NEC, 2020 edition. You can stick these color-coded tabs onto the pages of the new NEC or the new National Electrical Code handbook to indicate the articles, sections, and content you reference the most.

    NEC Self-Adhesive Index Tabs mark electrical topics by code article and name. For the 2020 edition, tabs are organized by color to help users quickly find the corresponding subject matter. Only the 2020 edition has tabs that are organized by color to help users quickly find the corresponding subject matter. Previous editions are available in black and white.

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    NFPA 70: National Electrical Code 2020

    Publication Year: 2020


    The NEC, 2020 edition, introduces significant new requirements for:

    • The residential installation of receptacle outlets serving island and peninsular countertops and for surge protection of services supplying dwelling units
    • Working space for “housekeeping pads” for electrical equipment, the installation of wiring methods in exit enclosures, sizing supply and load conductors used with adjustable-speed drive systems, and AFCI protection of branch circuits in patient sleeping areas in care facilities
    • Calculating the load of electric vehicle supply equipment with variable current settings
    • Worker safety in identifying the source of power for disconnecting means and for egress from spaces containing large electrical equipment
    • Grounding of disconnecting means installed on the supply-side of service disconnecting means
    • Cables installed exposed on ceiling surfaces and sidewalls
    • Special occupancies, special equipment, and special conditions, including installation of splash pads, the use of “Type P” cables in hazardous classified locations, and the reinspection of swimming pools and other bodies of water

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    Ugly's Electrical References 2023

    Publication Year: 2023


    Ugly’s Electrical References, 2023 Edition is the essential on-the-job reference tool for electrical industry professionals.

    The 2023 Edition provides the most pertinent, up-to-date information used by electricians, including updated NEC code and table change information; mathematical formulas; NEMA wiring configurations; conduit bending guide; ampacity and conduit fill information; transformer and control circuit wiring diagrams; and conversion tables.

    The 2023 Edition:
    • Reflects changes to the 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC)
    • Features expanded coverage of the following topics:
      • Full-load currents for 3-phase transformers
      • Maximum number of conductors in electrical metallic tubing for trade sizes 5 and 6
      • Equipment grounding conductors
      • General lighting loads for non-dwelling occupancies