Fire alarm codes vary from one jurisdiction to another. Permits and inspection are usually required for commercial facilities. Fire Codes sometimes require monitoring with daily communications test. It is important to choose a company that can help you negotiate the complicated BOCA and local Fire Codes to insure you meet all requirements without last minute surprises from inspectors, State Security’s experienced staff works with local officials to give you confidence that your fire alarm system meets all codes to adequately protect your property. Improperly designing a system frequently results in delay in obtaining a certificate of occupancy from the building inspector.
Different facility uses dictate types of systems required.
“Automatic” means a system utilizes smoke or fire detection devices.
“Manual” means fire pull stations only.
All systems must signal (audibly or visually) in every part of the facility. They also must be heard over the ambient sound.
“Signaling devices” usually include audible and visual devices.
“Initiating devices” indicates equipment that detect some type of signaling of a fire i.e. smoke detectors or heat detectors or photo electric beams.
We sell and service many brands, however, we like to specify Firelite, and Ademco for smaller systems.