Broaden Emergency Coverage in Mass Notification with Advanced Fire Alarm Systems

Modern incident management systems should enable fire alarm, mass notification and building integration in one comprehensive emergency communication solution.

Modern incident management systems should enable fire alarm, mass notification and building integration in one comprehensive emergency communication solution. When combining distributed messaging with in-building and wide-scale voice annunciation from the fire alarm system, it becomes possible to deliver system status in real time and facilitate decision-making from anywhere.

In connecting multiple buildings, up-to-date fire panels utilize modular architectures that incorporate innovations in network configuration, audio, circuit survivability and, when connecting to external networks, adequate levels of cybersecurity – all while complying with codes and standards.

This advanced approach is the key to effectively responding to fires, weather emergencies, environmental crises or active shooters. Additionally, when modern fire panel systems are listed to UL 864 and UL 2572, they have been designed and will be installed in a manner that helps ensure alarms and notifications operate as expected.

In addition to comprehensive design and installation standards, these systems are also required to be tested regularly to help ensure functionality when most needed. When creating indoor and campus environments that improve occupant health and safety, having this level of preparation provides the confidence campus managers and students have come to expect. For more information, visit edwardsfiresafety.com.

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