Our building is constantlly having false fire alarms that are extremely loud. These are beyond the smoke detectors in our home, they are the industrial strobe alarms that can be heard over a block away from our building.
They go off sporadically throughout the day. At times we get an email that warns us, between the hours of 8a-3p they will be going off however, at other times there is no warning. They last about 10-30 seconds, but can happen up to 2-3 times a day, randomly. Then they will stop for a few weeks, and happen again.
Throughout my son's infancy, there has been a lot of "testing" along with accidental false alarms. I am beginning to worry about emotional and psychological consequences from the alarms. His naps are often interrupted and he wakes up scared and confused. Outside of the obvious desensitization and masking of real emergencies, I am more concerned about any stress, hearing loss, or emotional damage that these might be doing to my 7 month old.
I am trying to make a plea to our development to get a better handle on this and would love any insights, evidence, etc. that might effectively communicate my concerns.