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Remote Station and Protected Premises Fire Alarm Systems

Protected Premises

The System

Fire alarm systems in a building are comprised of three (3) basic components:

input devices, called initiating devices output appliances, called notification appliances control, in the form of a fire alarm control unit In addition, nearly anything Many systems and components that may be interfaced into or controlled by the fire alarm control unit are not necessarily required by law or code, or any other authority. They are installed at the desire of the owner to achieve a specific fire safety goal. Any component that is installed into the fire alarm system has to meet all the requirements of NFPA 72, whether its required or not.that is intended to make the building safer in the event of a fire can be combined or interfaced with the fire alarm system's components or control.

One other point that has to be made regarding systems other than the fire alarm system itself.  Any fire protection system...such as the building's sprinkler system, or the kitchen range hood system that is installed in the building has to be connected to, and report its condition This can mean simply system discharge, such as a carbon dioxide system, which will generate an alarm condition; the fire pump losing its normal power supply, which will generate a supervisory signal; or a break in the circuit wiring, which generates a trouble signal.to, the fire alarm control unit.  This is not a requirement of the fire alarm codes, but is a requirement of the building codes enforced across the lands.
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