In 2010, the United States updated existing NFPA-72 codes to include mass communication requirements. The code was updated to address the need to respond to more than just fire related emergencies. The new codes address specific needs of the control apparatus, communication protocols, methods of data exchange and accessories.
The current US standard, UL-2572, will be adopted in Canada in the near future, Look for this in the next Building Code release in 2023.
The following link to the InfoComm White Paper, attempts to clarify the 2010 edition of NFPA and its implications for the AV Industry.
. Stay tuned for our next Mass Notification and Voice Evacuation Article.
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