[Tagging] fire alarms

Sander Deryckere sanderd17 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 09:22:25 BST 2011


I think this is best:

emergency=switch or emergency=alarm

this describes clearly the difference between one-way and two-way
communication. If you want to be more specific about the service that is
alarmed, you could use something like

switch=fire or alarm=fire (depending on the previous choice)

This schema is also compatible with the previous (with just emergency=phone)
and you can be more specific if you want.  I don't know which one of the two
(alarm or switch) is best to use: you phone with a phone but you alarm with
a switch. So using alarm or switch is pretty much a free choice.


2011/6/4 John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>

> On 4 June 2011 17:44, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 9:10 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> On 4 June 2011 17:02, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
> >>> I don't know of any, but I would go with emergency=phone, and specify
> >>> maybe in another tag phone=fire_alarm or some such thing.
> >>> The description of emergency=phone includes 'making calls to emergency
> >>> services' so it is not necessarily restricted to switches.
> >>
> >> I didn't see any phone, just appears to have a switch you pull to
> >> trigger an alarm.
> >>
> > I'm sorry, I misunderstood - you're saying *your* fire alarms don't
> > have two-way communication.
> > emergency=phone is misleading then, as it implies two-way
> > communication. emergency=alarm would be my intuitive choice too, then.
> We don't have anything like that here, I was just going off the photo,
> it seems from the description it would be an emergency phone for
> someone wanting police, but just a dumb switch for fire.
> As for tagging, emergency:police=phone, emergency:fire=switch maybe?
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