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General Alarm. A term usually applied to the simultaneous operation of all audible alarm signals on a system to indicate the need to evacuate a building.

Ground Fault. A condition in which the resistance between a conductor and ground reaches an unacceptably low level.

Ground Fault Detector. Detects the presence of a ground condition on system wiring.

Guard Signal. A supervisory signal monitoring the performance of guard patrols.

Guard's Tour Reporting Station. A device that is manually or automatically initiated to indicate the route being followed and the timing of a guard's tour.

Guard's Tour Supervision. Devices that are manually or automatically initiated to indicate the route being followed and the timing of a guard's tour.
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