February 20, 2024

Why do you need a fire safety panel in your building ?

Most buildings require a fire safety panel, but if you’re not sure wheather yours does, so you can check some documents from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) or the International Building Code (IBC) to find out. The specific requirements may vary based on the type of business that’s in the building and its occupancy, but generally you can expect to need a fire safety panel as part of your overall fire alarm system.

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The point of a fire alarm control panel (fire safety panel)is to activate a quick emergency response when there’s a fire so everyone in the building has a chance to get out safely. Different fire safety panels on the market have different features, so the capabilities of this panel can vary. For example, a basic fire safety panel might sound an alarm to alert everyone of the danger. Some fire safety panels also call the fire department, and some even activate the building’s sprinkler system to try to put the fire out fast. The capabilities depend on which fire safety panel you decide to buy.