The NFPA 72 standard, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, has long been the most highly referenced and respected guide for building managers, AHJs and fire systems contractors alike. The recently adopted 2013 edition contains several important changes to support the mission of protecting lives and property within built environments.
By Shane Clary · July 31, 2012
In response to the increased demand for complex fire alarm and mass notification systems to meet Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC), STAMPSCO has formed a new Fire Systems Design Group (FSDG) division.
November 15, 2011
NFPA 72-2010 includes a section outlining important new requirements for voice evacuation systems. Better understand the concept of intelligibility, learn about the code changes and how they apply to notification systems.
October 20, 2011
Determining fire alarm priorities when elevator emergency phones are involved illustrates the need to sometimes fill in the blanks when situations fall outside the realm of existing codes. Having a third phone line or simply leaving it up to an AHJ are two potential solutions.
By Al Colombo · August 10, 2011
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is requesting proposals for changes to the Standard for Remote Supervising Station (ANSI/ESA SRSS-01-2007).
August 01, 2011
Voltage drop is critical to the proper operation of devices attached to a fire alarm system. Nowhere is this as true as with notification appliance circuits (NACs) that connect to a fire alarm control panel. Seven steps show how to do the calculations.
July 14, 2011
Understanding the mass notification/emergency communication codes, planning process and available technologies can open a new market of opportunities for dealers. Conducting a thorough risk analysis and making the most of its findings is key ...
May 10, 2011
Annual report points up the need for installing security and fire systems contractors to be diligent in providing the latest life-safety products to residential customers. Discover how regular maintenance services and education are helping reduce
May 08, 2011
Wayne Alarm Systems Technical Operations Manager James Keighley has joined the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) Code Committee for NFPA 72.
March 01, 2011
Though not as quick to migrate to IT network signal transmission as other systems installed by security contractors, fire/life safety is nevertheless following suit. Find out the latest technology and code developments in this emerging area.
By Al Colombo · February 13, 2011