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? Is the building sprinkled? How many occupants in the building? What is the jurisdiction of the building? What type of occupancy will the building have? 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.