Fire and Life Safety
The 17700 Crystal Drive building fire alarm system is standard for high rise office buildings – a prerecorded public announcement is made and strobes are activated on the floor sensing smoke, the floor above and the floor below. If smoke or fire expands to other locations, additional devices are activated and alarms sound on additional floors for evacuation. Only floors where the announcement is heard and strobes are flashing need to be evacuated. By limiting evacuation to floors where a device is activated and to the immediately adjacent floors, evacuation is orderly, without the entire population of the building crowding the stairwells at once.