fire alarm control panels


Senior Member
Is there a requirement for fire alarm control panels to be painted red?
Not in the NEC or NFPA 72 (any edition). Siemens XLS panels come standard in black. Some jurisdictions may require red but you'd have to check with the AHJ to be sure.


Senior Member
The NEC only requires ....

760.30 Fire Alarm Circuit Identification
Fire alarm circuits shall be identified at terminal and junction locations
in a manner that helps to prevent unintentional signals on fire
alarm system circuit(s) during testing and servicing of other systems.