UFC 3 -520-01
June 10, 2002
AUXILIARY AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS
FIRE ALARM AND DETECTION SYSTEMS .
Provide fire alarm and detection systems in accordance with MIL -HDBK-
Provide auxiliary power support for such systems in accordance with NFPA
72, Fire Alarm Systems, except that primary (non-rechargeable) batteries are not
authorized for use. If the fire alarm and detection system is installed in a facility
equipped with an auxi liary generator for supplying emergency lighting power (such as in
a hospital), design this system to also supply auxiliary power for the fire alarm and
detection system. If a central stationary battery provides emergency lighting power, this
system can s upply auxiliary power for the fire alarm and detection system. Design the
capacity of the selected auxiliary power source to include the fire alarm and detection
SECURITY SYSTEMS . Guidance for the design and installation of intrusion
detection, electronic entry control, and alarm assessment systems, where authorized, is
provided by the following sources:
MIL -HDBK-1013/1A, Design Guidelines for Physical Security of Facilities.
TM 5-853-1, Designing for Security.
TELEVISION SYSTEMS (TV).
TV antenna systems should be provided only when the facility cable TV
system does not provide adequate coverage or is not accessible at the new facility.
Install antennas on buildings only when signals are not available from an
installation distribution system. Antenna masts must be supported, grounded, and
guyed in accordance with the NEC. Coordinate roof penetrations with the architectural
Article 810 (2002 Edition) and NFPA 780 Article 3 -17.
Locate exterior mounted antennas and supports as unobtrusively as possible
for minimum aesthetic impact.
For multi -outlet systems, amplifiers and splitters should be utilized to obtain
uniform and adequate signal strengths at all outlets. Community antenna television
(CATV) or TV outlets should be located in recreation areas, dayrooms, and lounges of
barracks. In bachelor officer quarters, outlets should be located in the livi ng rooms of