Alarm Verification Facility ("AVF")

Alarm Verification Facility ("AVF")

Alarm Verification Facility ("AVF") is the function of the control and indicating equipment that verifies an alarm signal so that a spurious signal does not initiate an alarm signal to the monitoring service, alarm control facility ("ACF") functions and warning systems.

AVF Type A Dependency

AVF Type A Dependency is a configuration of fire detection control and indicating equipment ("FDCIE") that provides an automatic reset or equivalent function of an initial alarm signal and that only permits a subsequent alarm signal to initiate a fire alarm condition.1

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