Public Address and Voice Evacuation System
A Public Address (PA) and Voice Evacuation system (EVAC) – also known as a Public Address & Voice Alarm system (PA-VA) – is an invaluable tool to both large and small organisations. Studies have shown that it greatly improves communication with your staff, customers and members of the public, saves time and improves efficiencies – all of which leads to increased profitability. At IntelliSEC all our PA and EVAC Systems are IP based and can be integrated with your CCTV system. This means that you can also access the system remotely; enabling you to directly communicate with intruders and unexpected visitors outside normal working hours.
In times of emergency the system can provide a significant advantage in warning your employees and members of the public. It can provide them with accurate, up-to-date information and help ensure their health and safety. The system can also be integrated with your fire detection system or any other linked security device to broadcast a prerecorded warning message which can significantly improve the chance of survival.
Benefits of a Voice Evacuation System
Research carried out by the Fire Research Centre, in the United Kingdom and the in Swedish Fire Research Board showed that in the event of an emergency just 13% of people reacted to bells and sounders but this increased to 75% when there were joined with live or prerecorded warning messages. Additionally without voice prompts, people generally rushed towards the access point which they first used to enter the building (even if this point was not the closest point of exit). This caused bottle necks and significantly slowed the exit time from the building.
At IntelliSEC we can provide both standalone and fully integrated Public Address (PA) & Voice Evacuation systems from the world’s leading manufacturers like Bosch, TOA and Honeywell. All our systems have been approved for use in all government organisations throughout South Africa and in commercial buildings including hospitals, stadiums, retail stores and airports. We can also supply various add-ons to meet our customers’ compliance requirements. These include induction loop amplifiers for hearing impaired personnel.
No matter your requirements, we can provide you with a customised solution to meet your needs. We also provide maintenance contracts so that you can be reassured that your systems remain in optimum condition. No matter where you are located in South Africa, we can support you. We have branches in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Richards Bay and Port Elizabeth.