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My condo has these devices installed in each bedroom and in the living room; but I have no idea what they're for.

GENTEX plate

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  • Gentex is the up and coming consumer demographic from Texas.
    – Alaska Man
    Dec 25 '20 at 19:28
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It is the Gentex GX90 Remote Audible Signal which can be used as a fire alarm.

It probably is a fire alarm because I could only find references that mention use as a fire alarm, but I presume it could be used for something else. I say that because they also offer a "Fire Alarm Red" color which would imply the off-white version could be used for something other than a fire alarm, e.g. tornado siren.

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  • I'd say the reason it's white is because someone painted the wall and painted over it, not because it's a different model. You can see in the photo there's fresh white paint on it at the top, if those layers are removed there'll be red colouring underneath Jul 3 '15 at 20:27
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    @TomJNowell I dispute that because the data sheet says it comes in Off-White, the walls are a different color than it (and you can see a tiny splotch of paint in the top left), and it is illegal (in the USA where GETNEX is based) to paint fire alarms. Jul 3 '15 at 20:32
  • Yeah, its the most terrible paint job known to man. They painted it to sell it and I wish they had just left it alone. Jul 4 '15 at 7:11
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It's an audible alarm for the buildings fire alarm.

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