Confused about Smart Sirens...

ibby

Member
May 28, 2010
143
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So heres the deal,


Im a volunteer EMS member, and have my POV set up with lights.I have 2 spaarate brookings switch boxes (1 for my Lightbar, 1 for the rest of the lights) AND i have a hand held siren switchbox (it has capabilities to hook up lights to it but im going to be taking it out soon, knock off brand)


A buddy of mine recommended a Smart Siren, and when i started looking into it, i confused myself with all the different types.


Could someone be kind enough to explain the differences (ss2200, s, sm, etc.) and maybe recommend one for me?


Below is a list of equipment i have:


LED LB with directional on back


LED TIR 4 Grill Lights


LED TIR 4's to sides


LED TIR 4's to the rear


HLF/TLF


Strobe HAW in HL, TL, and Fog Lights


I apologize if this post has been explained in the past, i tried doing a search for it at the old forum but couldnt find anything useful.


Thanks in advance,


Ibby
 

topflight

Member
May 22, 2010
370
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
An ss2000 is a standard smart siren, an ss2000-sm has the arrowstick function and 4 extra buttons on the top of the control head for the arrowstick, they have the same sirens and light features just one has the arrowstick and one doesn't.
 

unlisted

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May 20, 2010
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It should be noted the arrowstick has to be hard wired to the unit, it is not able to be used with a third party flasher. (so make sure you like the boring fedsig arrowstick patterns first!)


Make sure someone does not rip you off if you buy a used one- stay away from any that say Vision or GE in the model #.


A smartsiren will be able to control all your lights and have them on seperate buttons (well clustered) so all your grille lights could be on one switch, etc.
 

ibby

Member
May 28, 2010
143
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Thanks for your replys!


So if my lightbar already has the arrowstick function built in, i have to disconnect it and wire it directly into the sm? wont that mess up the flash patterns on the lightbar?


Also, what exactly is the issue with the ones that say Vision or GE in the model number? Are they fake? old? Defective?


Thank You
 

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Ge version is for GE radios- only can be controlled by a radio- not a smart siren keypad. (GE Orion radio)


I have one, (GE system) have yet to install it, but overall its pretty neat. Great if you need a radio, and smartsiren and have next to no space to equipment.
 

VolEms

Member
May 24, 2010
2,112
NY, USA
You need to make sure is says SMART Siren not Vision. If you have a vision siren the siren will work fine but you will have a 20 second dely turning on and off the lights. I just installed a vision siren into a 2001 Impala, it has the delay for the lights. I am looking for 2 Green boards out of a old vision lightbar to make it work. A lot of Vollies I know put in a used Vision siren and hook their lights to a diffrent switch. Again its meant to work with the visoin V bar.
 

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