The booths should not be installed in a way that impedes visual or audio alarms in the event of an emergency. While the booths do reduce sound significantly, they have been designed so that alarms are both audible and visible through the ceiling and door.
Booths should not be installed within 18” of a sprinkler head. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) require that shelves and stacked materials not exceed the height of 18 inches below sprinkler heads [29CFR1910.37(a)(4); 29CFR1910.159(c)(10); NFPA 101, §184.108.40.206, §9.71.4, and §9.7.5; NFPA 13, §8.6.6; NFPA 25, §2-2.1.2].
Sprinklers need to be installed in obstructions that exceed fixed 4' wide obstructions, per NFPA 13, §220.127.116.11.1. The Zenbooth Solo is intentionally designed to be less than 4' x 4' wide so that it does not trigger this requirement. Further, fire marshals in some jurisdictions may not consider the booth a fixed obstruction, rather movable furniture. The Zenbooth Duo is larger than 4' wide. If a sprinkler is required by a local authority, the booth can be easily modified. We also have a Zenbooth fire suppression option you can check out.
Our customers would typically only purchase this option if required by their building or local authorities. This will vary depending on the building and city. This option can be purchased after your initial purchase & installation if you later find out it's required by local inspectors.
Where a flammability rating applies, all surfaces and materials are rated class C or above.