C-TEC has announced a new evacuation alert system, EVAC-ALERT.
The new BS 8629:2019 gives guidance on evacuation alert systems installed in blocks of flats to assist the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) in evacuating part or all of a building in an emergency. The EVAC-ALERT system can be customised to create a BS 8629-compliant solution in any high-rise residential building.
Housed in a vandal-resistant locked cabinet accessible only by the FRS in an emergency, the control panel features an intuitive interface, LED indicators and toggle switches for each evacuation zone. Each panel can connect to evacuation alert devices including sounders, visual alert devices, vibrating devices and pagers to alert the deaf, hard of hearing or mobility impaired. The system is comprised of EN54-2/4 third-party certified components and can be used to create building-specific wired, wireless or hybrid evacuation alert systems in consultation with the relevant FRS.
Andy Scott, Project Director at C-TEC said: “We’ve utilised our time-tested technology and expertise to create EVAC-ALERT, a system designed to meet the requirements of BS 8629 and one which is certain to be of interest to landlords, property managers and local authorities keen to ensure their buildings fully comply with this new standard.”