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Read: Fire Side Chat: Cracking the Code for Elevator Safety

Fire Side Chat: Cracking the Code for Elevator Safety

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.

Read: 7 Ways to Conduct Voltage Drop Calculations

7 Ways to Conduct Voltage Drop Calculations

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.

Read: How a Fire-Intrusion System Can Be a Dynamic Selling Tool

How a Fire-Intrusion System Can Be a Dynamic Selling Tool

Combination fire-intrusion alarm systems are a viable life-safety and security solution, providing they adhere to NFPA guidelines. Key considerations include nothing impeding the fire detection function and that it also supercedes security alarm signaling.

Read: How to Be a Detection Detective

How to Be a Detection Detective

An inquiry concerning a campus-affiliated residential multiple dwelling provides a launching point to explore fire system code requirements. Find out how to solve such challenges and where to turn for further guidance.

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