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Audible notification requirements in sleeping areas were changed in the 2013 edition of NFPA 72. The 2010 edition first stated that as of January 1, 2014, audible notification appliances in sleeping area would be required to produce a 520 Hz tone.
Code Question — My AHJ wants me to put a strobe in an office area with two desks. Is this a requirement of the IBC or NFPA 72?
Meeting the minimum standards set forth by the codes ensures compliance and provides an appropriate level of life safety.
Code Question – I am designing a fire alarm system. Do I use the IBC or NFPA 72 for initiating device requirements?
If you are a NICET test taker, your focus is on specific editions of the codes that are used in the exam. In the real world, your AHJ may be using these code editions, or they may be using the newer editions.
Who Is NICET? NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) is a part of the NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) that provides a path to certification for engineering technicians working engineering technology areas. NICET...
With the explosion of residential DIY security solutions, numerous alarm dealers are looking elsewhere for opportunities grow. Commercial fire alarm system sales are a natural migration path with few barriers to entry. First, let’s define some industry terminology....
NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code) defines spacing requirements for visible notification appliances (strobes) in Chapter 18, Notification Appliances. Tables 126.96.36.199.1 (a) states wall mount visible notification requirements based on size of the room and number of strobes (1 or 4). Table 188.8.131.52.1(b) states ceiling mount visible notification requirements based on size of room and mounting height of the strobe.
NFPA 72, 2019 Edition, incorporates the requirements of NFPA 720 (Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment). This incorporation recognizes the increased frequency of incorporating CO detection into fire alarm systems.
Positioning devices allow a camera to the moved to a specific position for better viewing of a scene. Positioning devices allow the user to change the direction of view of the camera and even the field of view. The most common positioning device used in video security...