cover installation requirements for local fire indicator panels (or alarm panels) that provide information to staff when a fire alarm is activated.
(2) Clauses S23C8 and S23C9 describe requirements for connecting residential sprinkler systems in Class 2 and 3 buildings, or a residential care building, to a fire station or other approved monitoring service.
from an extra-low voltage power source originating at a local fire indicator panel with a battery back-up facility.
(2) A smoke detector complying with AS 1670.1 Clause 2.1.2(a)(ii), (xi) or (xv) may be substituted for a smoke alarm, provided an audible alarm device is associated with each detector.
(3) The sound pressure level provided by a warning device must be equivalent to that required in Clause 3.22 of AS 1670.1, except that the sound pressure level need not be measured inside a sole-occupancy unit, provided that a level of not less than 85 dB(A) is attained at the access door to the unit.
(1) The local fire indicator panel must be located in a central area, such as a reception area, so that it is readily accessible by staff at all times.
(2) The local fire indicator panel must be fixed wired.
(3) The local fire indicator panel must incorporate the following:
A suitable mains power supply with battery back-up (capable of operating the system for 12 hours) for the local fire indicator panel and extra-low voltage smoke alarms supplied directly from the local fire indicator panel.
Terminals for input signal conductors from the smoke alarm and residential sprinkler system and, if the signal source is from a low voltage smoke alarm, external isolation must be provided.
Visible indication of the alarm zone in which the actuating device is located.
Automatic audible and visible indication of the following faults:
A break in the wiring of any circuit between smoke alarms or sprinkler alarm switch and the local fire indicator panel.
Low battery condition.
Automatic visible indication of mains power failure.
Initiation of any ancillary control facilities such as smoke door release or air-conditioning shut-down.
Local operation of individual smoke alarms, in the event of alarm zone isolation at the local fire indicator panel.
(4) If the local fire indicator panel is also used for other non-fire related purposes such as security, then these functions—
must be on separate and distinct circuits; and
when disabled or isolated, must not interfere with the operation of fire alarm circuitry.
(5) The local fire indicator panel must comply with AS 1670.1.
(6) The local fire indicator panel must have the capacity to incorporate heat detectors deemed suitable in accordance with AS 1670.1 on either the same or separate alarm zones as the smoke alarms.
(2) All extra-low voltage wiring must be red sheathed 0.6/1 kV stranded, with conductors having a cross sectional area of not less than 0.75 mm2.
(3) Clear and concise "as-installed" single line drawings to a suitable scale, showing rooms, external and internal walls, fixed partitions, doorways etc., are to be provided for each installation at the local fire indicator panel.
(4) Drawings must also include the actual location of fire alarms, smoke alarms, sprinkler flow switches (where installed), alarm connection points and local fire indicator panel, to enable easy identification of alarm system elements and their relationship to the building layout.