Not being a New Yorker I know I am not qualified to answer the intricate question about "THE SUPER SAYS THIS IS A CODE VIOLATION."
    The only thing I can come up with is that they
 1-    Mounted EMT with screw, not compression watertight fittings.
2-     Did not enter and exit the conduit through approved fittings with anti short bushings etc.
3-     Mounted conduit on the exterior of a building in which the lessee or owner restrictions prohibit       exterior mounting of devices. attached to the building.

     Or perhaps there is a statutory reason why it cannot be done.
 So much for the time on my hands on a Friday.
Joel Kent
    re:  Camera question from end user - conduits and building violations
    In response to the End user on the CCTV question. If the contractor or building owner who installed the system never checked the building code requirements for your jurisdiction or attain the proper permits to install the system, then you are in violation and can be fined and be required to remove the system that's in violation.  A properly licensed and insured contractor is required to install the system to the building codes in effect in your jurisdiction. And any legitimate contractor knows that permits and inspections for any job is required or they risk loosing their license and can be fined for not doing so. Bottom line here is you got what you paid for.  A job that will cost you a lot more than bargained for. 
A properly Trained, Licensed ,Insured, Legitimate Contractor
    We would like to clarify a few things with regard to fire alarm system design. On larger projects the Architect or Engineer firm hires an electrical or fire protection engineer to put together FA plans. So, in essence, they appear to be the designer of record and stamp and seal the drawings. Now, if the specification calls for the fire alarm contractor to produce their drawings and have a NICET level IV or an engineer sign the drawings as well, we have a case where we have two engineers stamping potentially two different designs. Who is bearing the burden of the risk? Who is the engineer on record? Does anything change if the original designer of the owner has to approve the FA contractors design? The A/E-DOR team is calling it a delegated design.
     Thank you,
Orlando, FL
    I have to defer to the fire alarm experts to answer this one.  There are at least 3 companies listed in The Alarm Exchange under the Technical Support category that specialize in fire alarm drawings.  
    Fire alarm plans and specifications need to be filed with the AHJ.  Each jurisdiction specifies the credentials needed to sign off on the plans and specifications [P&S].  In some states it's an architect or engineer, and in other states the alarm company can sign off.  There is only one AHJ accepted P&S.  If for any reason the P&S have to change then there would be an amendment to the original P&S filed with the AHJ.  I am not clear on why a contractor would have to produce drawings signed by a NICET Level IV or engineer.  
    Another issue, at least I think it's another issue, is perhaps comparing approved P&S with actual built to plans.  How can this happen?  The AHJ thinks the approved P&S were not adhered to and requires a built to P&S and if they don't match there is a problem.  What if the FM or building inspector tells you to do something other than what's on the P&S?  Better get it in writing.
    Hopefully one or more of the fire experts will assist with this issue.