Test all components of
system together in one room prior to installing
in permanent locations.
Check that Receiver/Paging
Transmitter adapters are plugged in,
switches are in ON position, wire uncoiled, and
antenna is fully open to its full 48" and tight.
Make sure that Repeater and Paging Transmitter
cabled together with no loose connections.
Test individual Detectors
one by one. Turn on one Detector, leaving
others in OFF position. Turn on pager(s).
Light cigarette in view of face of detector and
make sure it signals Receiver and Pager(s).
Turn detector OFF and repeat test with each
Make sure that Detector is
placed in as central a location as possible in
room to be monitored.
If some rooms are not
communicating with Repeater/Paging Transmitter, take Repeater/Paging Transmitter into problem
room(s), plug into AC outlet, and test Detector
to determine if damage occurred during
If Repeater/Paging Transmitter works in problem
room(s) but not in chosen location, see Range
If Repeater/Paging Transmitter works but Pager(s)
do not, check that cable connections between Repeater
and Paging Transmitter are
Make sure the Detector
batteries are changed annually.
Make sure that equipment is
in a secure location and has not been tampered
Make sure that each unit is
free from dust.
The CigaretteBusterTM wireless
communication technology is very reliable. It has
been tested successfully at a distance of 1000’ in
open air. However, more walls or metal in the walls
slightly diminish this range.
If you find that a room is
out of range, first make sure location of RePT
follow guidelines outlined in
Tips for Optimum Placement of Equipment.
Often, choosing a different location nearer to
rooms to be monitored, away from interference,
of higher in the room will solve the problem.
Second, a Signal Repeater
can be added to improve reception to rooms
farther from Repeater/Paging Transmitter. The Repeater is
installed midway between between Repeater/Paging
Transmitter and rooms
where signal reception is poor. The
Repeater is small and can be plugged into an AC
outlet in any closet appropriately located.
It receives radio signals from Detectors and
re-transmits them to the Repeater/Paging Transmitter. Typically,
a Repeater solves 95% of range problems.
Finally, the most reliable
way to solve range problems is to hardwire the
system. This conversion is cumbersome,
requiring wires to be run from each detector
back to the hardwired Receiver. However,
if it is necessary, it can be done at no charge