The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI/NEMA SB 40-2015 Communications Systems for Life Safety in Schools. This standard covers the application, installation, location, performance, and maintenance of school emergency communications systems and their components.
SB 40-2015 was developed by NEMA's Signaling Protection and Communications Section (3SB). It defines the means of signal initiation, transmission, notification, and annunciation; level of performance; and the reliability of various types of school communication systems.
"This standard is a great source of information for designers and stakeholders alike. It is definitely something you will want to have in your library of reference materials," said Denise Pappas, business development manager, Valcom, Inc., and 3SB member.
SB 40-2015 may be downloaded at no cost or purchased in hard copy for $27 on the NEMA website.
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