SBC Quick Code Reference - NFPA [2013 - 2022] and IFC [2015 - 2024]

NFPA TOPIC NFPA 72-2013 NFPA 1221-2016 NFPA 1221 - 2019 NFPA 1225 - 2022
In-Building Solution Required NFPA 1 Section 11.10 NFPA 1 Section 11.10 NFPA 1 Section 11.10 NFPA 1 Section 11.10
Permit Required Yes, Section 24.5.2.1.2 Yes, Section 9.6.6 Yes, Section 9.6.6 Yes, Section 18.7
Pathway Survivability for Coaxial Cable Required 2 Hour for Riser Coaxial Cable - Sec. 24.3.6.8 2 Hour for Riser Coaxial Cable - Sec. 9.6.2.1.3 Backbone Cable Routed Through Enclosure Matching Bldgs.
Fire Rating - Sec. 9.6.2.3
Yes, Sections 18.12.3.3, 18.12.3.4, 18.12.3.5, & 18.12.3.6
Plenum Rated Coaxial Cable Required Yes, Riser & Feeder Coaxial Cable - Sec. 24.3.6.8 Yes, Riser & Feeder Coaxial Cable - Sec. 9.6.2.1.1 Yes, Backbone & Distribution Antenna Cables
Sec. 9.6.2.1
Yes, Backbone & Distribution Antenna Cables
Sec. 18.12.3.1
Lightning Protection Required Not Addressed in Section 24.5.2 Yes, Sec. 9.6.3 - Installed per NFPA 780 Yes, Sec. 9.6.3 - Installed per NFPA 780 Yes, Sec. 18.4
Isolation of Donor Antenna Required Yes, 15db - Sec. 24.5.2.3.3 Yes, 20db - Sec. 9.6.9 Yes, 20 db Above System Gain - Sec. 9.6.9 Yes, Sec. 18.3.3.2 & 18.10
Battery Backup Required 12 Hours - Sec. 24.5.2.5.5.2 12 Hours - Sec. 9.6.12.2 12 Hours Battery or Generator - Sec. 9.6.12.2 Yes, 12 Hours Battery or Generator - Sec.18.13.2
Signal Strength & Area Coverage Required -95 dBm Sec. 24.5.2.3
90% General - Sec. 24.5.2.2.2
99% Critical - Sec. 24.5.2.2.1
DAQ 3.0 Sec. 9.6.8
90% General - Sec. 9.6.7.5
99% Critical - Sec. 9.6.7.4
DAQ 3.0 9.6.8
90% General - Sec. 9.6.7.4
99% Critical - Sec. 9.6.7.3
DAQ 3.0 Sec. 18.9
95% General - Sec. 18.8.4
99% Critical - Sec. 18.8.3
Monitoring By Fire Alarm Required Yes - Sec. 24.5.2.6 Yes - Sec. 9.6.13 Yes, Sec. 9.6.13 & Chapter 10 of NFPA 72 Yes, Sec. 18.14 & Chapter 10 of NFPA 72
Cabinets for Equipment and Battery Backup Required Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 4X - Sec. 24.5.2.5.2 Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 4X - Sec. 9.6.11.2 Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 4X & NEMA 3R for Batteries - Sec. 9.6.11.2 Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 4X
Batteries - NEMA 3R - Sec. 18.3.1
Monitor Signal Source Malfunction Required Yes, Donor Antenna - Sec. 24.5.2.6(2)(a) Yes, Donor Antenna - Sec. 24.5.2.6(2)(a) Yes, Donor Antenna - Sec. 9.6.13.2.1(5) Yes, Sec. 18.14.1.2(2)(a)
System Acceptance Testing Sec. 24.5.2.1.2 & 14.4.10 Sec. 9.6.4, 11.3.9 & 11.3.9.1 Sec. 9.6.4, 11.3.9 & 11.3.9.1 Yes, 18.5 & Section 20.3.10.1, See Annex
Listing of Equipment Not Specifically Addressed Not Specifically Addressed Specific Listing Requirement is TBD by the AHJ Yes, Sec. 18.12.1.3
Mounting of Donor Antenna Not Seecifically Addressed Not Seecifically Addressed Not Seecifically Addressed Yes, Sec. 18.3.3
Noise Floor Requirement Not Specifically Addressed Not Specifically Addressed Not Specifically Addressed Yes, Sec. 18.9.3
Compliance with FCC Part 90.219 Not Specifically Listed in the Standard, Required by Federal Law Not Specifically Listed in the Standard, Required by Federal Law Not Specifically Listed in the Standard, Required by Federal Law Yes, Sec. 18.7.2 & A.18.7.2
Also Req. Under FCC Rules in the US
Frequency License Holder Approval Required Yes under FCC Part 90.219 Yes under FCC Part 90.219 Yes, Sec. 9.6.2, 9.6.6.1 & 9.6.6.2 Yes, Sections 18.2.1, 18.7 & 18.12.1.1
Communication Antenna Density/Near Far Not Specifically Addressed Not Specifically Addressed Yes, Sec. 9.6.7.6 Yes, Sec. 18.3.4
Frequencies Required May Include LTE, FirstNet All assigned frequencies & any modulation technology
Sec. 24.5.2.4
All assigned frequencies & any modulation technology
Sec. 9.6.10
All assigned frequencies & any modulation technology
Sec.
All assigned frequencies & any modulation technology
Sec. 18.11
Dedicated Annunciation Required Where Required, Sec. 24.5.2.6.2 Where Required, Sec. 9.6.13.2 Where Required, Sec. 9.6.13.2 Where Required, Sec. 18.14.2

IFC TOPIC IFC 2015 IFC 2018 IFC 2021 IFC 2024 DRAFT
In-Building Solution Required Sec. 510.1 Sec. 510.1 Section 510.1 Sec. 510.1 Note: Exception 4
One Story Buildings less than 12,000 Sq. Ft.
Permit Required Yes, Section 510.3 Yes, Section 510.3 Yes, Section 510.3 Yes, Sec.
Pathway Survivability for Coaxial Cable Required Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510.
Referenced in 2013 NFPA 72 Section 24.3.6.8
Yes, Section 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221
Note: Also See NFPA 1221 TIA 16-2
Yes, Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221 , Where Required in NFPA 1225 2022 Edition
Plenum Rated Coaxial Cable Required Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510.
Referenced in 2013 NFPA 72 Section 24.3.6.8
Yes, Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221 Yes, Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221 Yes, Sec. Reference to NFPA 1225
Lightning Protection Required Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Yes, Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221 Yes, Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221 Yes, Sec. Reference to NFPA 1225
Isolation of Donor Antenna Required Not Specifically Addressed in Sec. 510 Yes, 20db - Sec. 9.6.9 Yes, 20 db Above System Gain - Sec. 9.6.9 Yes, 20 db Above System Gain - Sec.
Battery Backup Required 24 Hours - Sec. 510.4.2.3 12 Hours - Sec. 510.4.2.3 or
2-Hours Battery w/ Emergency Generator
12 Hours - Sec. 510.4.2.3 or
2-Hours Battery w/ Emergency Generator
12 Hours - Sec. or
2-Hours Battery w/ Emergency Generator
Signal Strength & Area Coverage Required -95 dBm Sec. 510.4.1
95% General - Sec. 510.4.1
99% Critical - Not Specifically Addressed in Sec. 510
DAQ 3.0 Sec. 510.4.1.1
95% General - Sec. 510.4.1
99% Critical - Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221
DAQ 3.0 Sec. 510.4.1.1
95% General - Sec. 510.4.1
99% Critical - Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221
DAQ 3.0 Sec.
95% General - Sec.
99% Critical - Sec.
Monitoring By Fire Alarm Required Not Specifically Addressed in Sec. 510 - See 2013 Ed. NFPA 72 Yes - Sec. 510.4.2.5 Yes - Sec. 510.4.2.5 Yes, Sec.
Cabinets for Equipment and Battery Backup Required Yes, NEMA 4 - Sec. 510.4.2.4 (1) & (2) Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 3R - Sec. 510.4.2.4 (1) & (2) Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 3R - Sec. 510.4.2.4 (1) & (2) Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 3R - Sec.
Monitor Signal Source Malfunction Required Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Yes, Donor Antenna - Sec. 510.4.2.4(4) Yes, Donor Antenna - Sec. 510.4.2.4(4) Yes, Signal Source Sec.
System Acceptance Testing Yes, Sec. 510.5.3 Yes, Sec. 510.5.3 Yes, New Systems Sec. 510.5.4
Annual - Section 510.6.1
Yes, Sec.
Listing of Equipment Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Yes, Sec. 510.4 Yes, Sec.
Mounting of Donor Antenna Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Yes, Sec. 510.5.1 Yes, Sec.
Noise Floor Requirement Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Yes, Sec. Reference to NFPA 1225
Compliance with FCC Part 90.219 Yes, Sec. 510.5.4 Yes, Sec. 510.5.4 Yes, Sec. 510.5.5 Yes, Sec.
Frequency License Holder Approval Required Yes under FCC Part 90.219 Referenced in Sec. 510.4 Yes under FCC Part 90.219 Referenced in Sec. 510.4 Yes under FCC Part 90.219 Referenced in Sec. 510.5 Yes, Sec.
Communication Antenna Density/Near Far Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Yes, Sec. 510.4.2.8 Yes, Sec. 510.4.2.8 Yes, Sec. 18.3.4
Frequencies Required May Include LTE, FirstNet Yes, Sec. 501.6.2 Additional Frequencies Made Available by FCC Yes, Sec. 501.6.2 Additional Frequencies Made Available by FCC Yes, Sec. 501.6.2 Additional Frequencies Made Available by FCC Yes, Sec.
Also see NFPA 1225 A3.3.63
Dedicated Annunciator Required Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Sec. 510.4.2 Where Required by NFPA 1221 Sec. 510.4.2 Where Required by NFPA 1221 Sec. Where Required by NFPA 1225
NFPA TOPIC NFPA 72-2013 NFPA 1221-2016 NFPA 1221 - 2019 NFPA 1225 - 2022
In-Building Solution Required NFPA 1 Section 11.10 NFPA 1 Section 11.10 NFPA 1 Section 11.10 NFPA 1 Section 11.10
Permit Required Yes, Section 24.5.2.1.2 Yes, Section 9.6.6 Yes, Section 9.6.6 Yes, Section 18.7
Pathway Survivability for Coaxial Cable Required 2 Hour for Riser Coaxial Cable - Sec. 24.3.6.8 2 Hour for Riser Coaxial Cable - Sec. 9.6.2.1.3 Backbone Cable Routed Through Enclosure Matching Bldgs.
Fire Rating - Sec. 9.6.2.3
Yes, Sections 18.12.3.3, 18.12.3.4, 18.12.3.5, & 18.12.3.6
Plenum Rated Coaxial Cable Required Yes, Riser & Feeder Coaxial Cable - Sec. 24.3.6.8 Yes, Riser & Feeder Coaxial Cable - Sec. 9.6.2.1.1 Yes, Backbone & Distribution Antenna Cables
Sec. 9.6.2.1
Yes, Backbone & Distribution Antenna Cables
Sec. 18.12.3.1
Lightning Protection Required Not Addressed in Section 24.5.2 Yes, Sec. 9.6.3 - Installed per NFPA 780 Yes, Sec. 9.6.3 - Installed per NFPA 780 Yes, Sec. 18.4
Isolation of Donor Antenna Required Yes, 15db - Sec. 24.5.2.3.3 Yes, 20db - Sec. 9.6.9 Yes, 20 db Above System Gain - Sec. 9.6.9 Yes, Sec. 18.3.3.2 & 18.10
Battery Backup Required 12 Hours - Sec. 24.5.2.5.5.2 12 Hours - Sec. 9.6.12.2 12 Hours Battery or Generator - Sec. 9.6.12.2 Yes, 12 Hours Battery or Generator - Sec.18.13.2
Signal Strength & Area Coverage Required -95 dBm Sec. 24.5.2.3
90% General - Sec. 24.5.2.2.2
99% Critical - Sec. 24.5.2.2.1
DAQ 3.0 Sec. 9.6.8
90% General - Sec. 9.6.7.5
99% Critical - Sec. 9.6.7.4
DAQ 3.0 9.6.8
90% General - Sec. 9.6.7.4
99% Critical - Sec. 9.6.7.3
DAQ 3.0 Sec. 18.9
95% General - Sec. 18.8.4
99% Critical - Sec. 18.8.3
Monitoring By Fire Alarm Required Yes - Sec. 24.5.2.6 Yes - Sec. 9.6.13 Yes, Sec. 9.6.13 & Chapter 10 of NFPA 72 Yes, Sec. 18.14 & Chapter 10 of NFPA 72
Cabinets for Equipment and Battery Backup Required Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 4X - Sec. 24.5.2.5.2 Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 4X - Sec. 9.6.11.2 Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 4X & NEMA 3R for Batteries - Sec. 9.6.11.2 Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 4X
Batteries - NEMA 3R - Sec. 18.3.1
Monitor Signal Source Malfunction Required Yes, Donor Antenna - Sec. 24.5.2.6(2)(a) Yes, Donor Antenna - Sec. 24.5.2.6(2)(a) Yes, Donor Antenna - Sec. 9.6.13.2.1(5) Yes, Sec. 18.14.1.2(2)(a)
System Acceptance Testing Sec. 24.5.2.1.2 & 14.4.10 Sec. 9.6.4, 11.3.9 & 11.3.9.1 Sec. 9.6.4, 11.3.9 & 11.3.9.1 Yes, 18.5 & Section 20.3.10.1, See Annex
Listing of Equipment Not Specifically Addressed Not Specifically Addressed Specific Listing Requirement is TBD by the AHJ Yes, Sec. 18.12.1.3
Mounting of Donor Antenna Not Seecifically Addressed Not Seecifically Addressed Not Seecifically Addressed Yes, Sec. 18.3.3
Noise Floor Requirement Not Specifically Addressed Not Specifically Addressed Not Specifically Addressed Yes, Sec. 18.9.3
Compliance with FCC Part 90.219 Not Specifically Listed in the Standard, Required by Federal Law Not Specifically Listed in the Standard, Required by Federal Law Not Specifically Listed in the Standard, Required by Federal Law Yes, Sec. 18.7.2 & A.18.7.2
Also Req. Under FCC Rules in the US
Frequency License Holder Approval Required Yes under FCC Part 90.219 Yes under FCC Part 90.219 Yes, Sec. 9.6.2, 9.6.6.1 & 9.6.6.2 Yes, Sections 18.2.1, 18.7 & 18.12.1.1
Communication Antenna Density/Near Far Not Specifically Addressed Not Specifically Addressed Yes, Sec. 9.6.7.6 Yes, Sec. 18.3.4
Frequencies Required May Include LTE, FirstNet All assigned frequencies & any modulation technology
Sec. 24.5.2.4
All assigned frequencies & any modulation technology
Sec. 9.6.10
All assigned frequencies & any modulation technology
Sec.
All assigned frequencies & any modulation technology
Sec. 18.11
Dedicated Annunciation Required Where Required, Sec. 24.5.2.6.2 Where Required, Sec. 9.6.13.2 Where Required, Sec. 9.6.13.2 Where Required, Sec. 18.14.2

IFC TOPIC IFC 2015 IFC 2018 IFC 2021 IFC 2024 DRAFT
In-Building Solution Required Sec. 510.1 Sec. 510.1 Section 510.1 Sec. 510.1 Note: Exception 4
One Story Buildings less than 12,000 Sq. Ft.
Permit Required Yes, Section 510.3 Yes, Section 510.3 Yes, Section 510.3 Yes, Sec.
Pathway Survivability for Coaxial Cable Required Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510.
Referenced in 2013 NFPA 72 Section 24.3.6.8
Yes, Section 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221
Note: Also See NFPA 1221 TIA 16-2
Yes, Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221 , Where Required in NFPA 1225 2022 Edition
Plenum Rated Coaxial Cable Required Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510.
Referenced in 2013 NFPA 72 Section 24.3.6.8
Yes, Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221 Yes, Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221 Yes, Sec. Reference to NFPA 1225
Lightning Protection Required Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Yes, Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221 Yes, Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221 Yes, Sec. Reference to NFPA 1225
Isolation of Donor Antenna Required Not Specifically Addressed in Sec. 510 Yes, 20db - Sec. 9.6.9 Yes, 20 db Above System Gain - Sec. 9.6.9 Yes, 20 db Above System Gain - Sec.
Battery Backup Required 24 Hours - Sec. 510.4.2.3 12 Hours - Sec. 510.4.2.3 or
2-Hours Battery w/ Emergency Generator
12 Hours - Sec. 510.4.2.3 or
2-Hours Battery w/ Emergency Generator
12 Hours - Sec. or
2-Hours Battery w/ Emergency Generator
Signal Strength & Area Coverage Required -95 dBm Sec. 510.4.1
95% General - Sec. 510.4.1
99% Critical - Not Specifically Addressed in Sec. 510
DAQ 3.0 Sec. 510.4.1.1
95% General - Sec. 510.4.1
99% Critical - Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221
DAQ 3.0 Sec. 510.4.1.1
95% General - Sec. 510.4.1
99% Critical - Sec. 510.4.2 Reference to NFPA 1221
DAQ 3.0 Sec.
95% General - Sec.
99% Critical - Sec.
Monitoring By Fire Alarm Required Not Specifically Addressed in Sec. 510 - See 2013 Ed. NFPA 72 Yes - Sec. 510.4.2.5 Yes - Sec. 510.4.2.5 Yes, Sec.
Cabinets for Equipment and Battery Backup Required Yes, NEMA 4 - Sec. 510.4.2.4 (1) & (2) Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 3R - Sec. 510.4.2.4 (1) & (2) Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 3R - Sec. 510.4.2.4 (1) & (2) Yes, NEMA 4/NEMA 3R - Sec.
Monitor Signal Source Malfunction Required Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Yes, Donor Antenna - Sec. 510.4.2.4(4) Yes, Donor Antenna - Sec. 510.4.2.4(4) Yes, Signal Source Sec.
System Acceptance Testing Yes, Sec. 510.5.3 Yes, Sec. 510.5.3 Yes, New Systems Sec. 510.5.4
Annual - Section 510.6.1
Yes, Sec.
Listing of Equipment Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Yes, Sec. 510.4 Yes, Sec.
Mounting of Donor Antenna Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Yes, Sec. 510.5.1 Yes, Sec.
Noise Floor Requirement Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Yes, Sec. Reference to NFPA 1225
Compliance with FCC Part 90.219 Yes, Sec. 510.5.4 Yes, Sec. 510.5.4 Yes, Sec. 510.5.5 Yes, Sec.
Frequency License Holder Approval Required Yes under FCC Part 90.219 Referenced in Sec. 510.4 Yes under FCC Part 90.219 Referenced in Sec. 510.4 Yes under FCC Part 90.219 Referenced in Sec. 510.5 Yes, Sec.
Communication Antenna Density/Near Far Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Yes, Sec. 510.4.2.8 Yes, Sec. 510.4.2.8 Yes, Sec. 18.3.4
Frequencies Required May Include LTE, FirstNet Yes, Sec. 501.6.2 Additional Frequencies Made Available by FCC Yes, Sec. 501.6.2 Additional Frequencies Made Available by FCC Yes, Sec. 501.6.2 Additional Frequencies Made Available by FCC Yes, Sec.
Also see NFPA 1225 A3.3.63
Dedicated Annunciator Required Not Specifically Addressed in Section 510 Sec. 510.4.2 Where Required by NFPA 1221 Sec. 510.4.2 Where Required by NFPA 1221 Sec. Where Required by NFPA 1225