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Alarm Delay Facility ("ADF")

Alarm Delay Facility ("ADF")

An alarm delay facility is a configuration of Fire Detection Control & Indicating Equipment ("FDCIE") used to reduce nuisance fire alarm conditions in certain Class 2, 3, and 4 residential buildings by providing a local warning which if not cleared after a defined delay, will escalate to a fire alarm condition.

See also

  • Residential Buildings: FDCIE Alarm Delay Facility (ADF)
    An Alarm Delay Facility (ADFs) may be provided in certain Class 2, 3, and 4 residential buildings, discussing their role in reducing unwanted nuisance fire alarms and the requirements outlined by Australian Standard AS1670.1:2018 for smoke detectors.



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