Unfortunately, there isn’t a quick and easy answer to this question. There are many factors to consider when determining what type of fire alarm system (if any) is required, such as, how large is the building? Will the building have sprinklers? How many occupants is the building designed for, and what type of occupancy? What is the jurisdiction property? Some of these answers are easy to determine but some will require guidance by the project’s architect. With these and a few more answers, we can determine if a fire alarm system is required.