We have a project with a unique strobe situation.
New installation into an existing building, Department of Defense so we're under UFC criteria.
The new fire alarm and mass notification system uses Alert strobes (as is common), but in some portions of the building there are blue security strobes. These are used as a warning with non-classified personnel are in the area.
These blue strobes flash at the same rate as the fire alarm/mass notification strobes, but they are not synchronized. The blue security strobes are manually activated at an attendant's desk.
Is there a requirement to synchronize these different systems, from UFC criteria or elsewhere?
Fundamentally, the strobe synchronization issue and potential epileptic exposure is the same concern whether or not it's a concert, fire alarm system, security or dancing club - I certainly understand that we don't want the hazard from the strobes. I do wonder if any of you have come across this, and/or what your opinion might be to handle the situation.
We're on closeout for the project and there has been explicit requirement to override, synchronize or shutdown either the fire alarm or security strobes.
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