Inspectors are becoming quickly over worked and rely on qualified contractors to complete system maintenance, inspection, and repair. The AHJ relies on reports provided by contractors (system experts) which should state the system meets the minimum code requirements.
Lets take a look at these pictures and ask the question
The cover was removed during investigation to find the system was activated
The question is “does this meet code?”
Lets add the follow up as an inspector, what do you note in your report and what are your instructions to the owner/occupant of the protected property?