CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q348

Which of the following should be connected to the fire alarm system in order to help prevent the spread of a fire in a server room without data loss to assist in an FM-200 deployment?

A. Water base sprinkler system
B. Electrical
C. HVAC
D. Video surveillance

Correct Answer: C
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
HVAC refers to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning to allow for a zone-based environmental control measure. The fire-alarm system should ideally also be hooked up to the HVAC so that the HVAC can monitor the changes in heating and ventilation.

Incorrect Answers:
A: A water based sprinkler system is designed to extinguish a fire and not to prevent data loss. It can also cause extreme damage to computers and electrical equipment.
B: Electrical systems are not designed to prevent the spread of fire.
D: Video surveillance is used mainly as a deterrent and will not help to prevent the spread of fire.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 378-380