Non-fire alarm systems--elevator shutdown and release of electrically locked doors, for example--can work in harmony with a building's fire alarm system, if code provisions are properly applied. Adhering to these requirements ensures vital fire protection and provides important building emergency control functions, says Wayne Moore in his latest NFPA Journal column.
Moore also discusses how NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, guides this process. "Fire alarm systems provide a vital fire protection function when they interface with non-fire alarm systems to provide important building emergency control functions or to monitor the safe operation of industrial processes," he says.
Learn more in the March/April issue of NFPA Journal.