Voice Alarm in Commercial Environments

With commercial environments, office blocks and high rise buildings are becoming larger and taller with every new development. There is now a greater need for highly reliable security systems to keep public and staff safe, and to evacuate people quickly and safely in an emergency, such as a fire or security breach.

Voice alarm is used in a phased evacuation, by evacuating a few zones at a time, and is critical in a high rise, or multi-storey, environment. The pre-recorded, spoken voice alarm messages generated by a PAVA system direct people out of a building via a planned exit route, depending on where they are situated. Certain zones or areas of the buildings are also manually selected by emergency services to alert each area one at a time, to avoid congestion of stairwells and exit routes and to prevent panic. Phased evacuations are expertly managed by the storage of multiple messages, whilst keeping tightly synchronized with third party fire safety systems and digital signage.

 

ASL’s Solutions

ASL Public Address and Voice Alarm (PAVA) systems meet the highest possible standards of voice alarm and safety communications. Our systems are suitable for a wide range of commercial premises from factories and warehouses to high rise office blocks and skyscrapers. ASL’s Vipedia rack solution offers a high power, high redundancy system, with ASL’s unique secure loop technology, and automatic standby amplifier switching via the V2000 amplifier range.

Alternatively, ASL’s all-in-one PAVA wall-mount INTEGRA solution suitably caters for high rise buildings, office blocks, and commercial sites that perhaps already have an existing life safety system but require a replacement. The INTEGRA proves a more cost effective solution, with lower installation costs and less storage space required than a rack system.

With IP networking now a more common requirement of commercial solutions, ASL’s IP PAVA solution is highly flexible and uniquely effective by distributing nodes around a building, both vertically and horizontally, allowing for huge savings on cabling costs.

 

Building Management

Further, ASL’s PAVA systems can be combined with ASL’s award-winning iVENCS for comprehensive building management. The control system allows multiple users from various workstations to simultaneously monitor a multitude of subsystems. Typical subsystems found in the commercial environment that can be monitored with iVENCS include fire safety systems, CCTV, access control, telecoms, network monitoring and more, all from one software solution.

 

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