Emergency Voice Communication systems are used to provide two-way communication between those inside a building and the emergency services. An EVC is used in place of the more traditional radio system that can be unreliable and ensures that those in need of assistance during an emergency can get the help they need.
EVC systems are made up of a variety of components including; disabled refuge, emergency telephones and assistance alarms. A master station is installed at the central location point to connect the system together.
The Crisis EVC range includes touchscreen master stations, repeater stations and system expander panels and all panels have a built-in network with a fully fault-tolerant network protocol with dual redundancy.
Crisis EVC control panels operate on the Crisis EVC network to give full, site-wide control from any master station and can provide up to 512 lines of emergency communications.
Crisis EVC Control Panels & Peripherals
The Crisis EVC Master Station is ideal for small buildings which are required to have an EVC system, but which only require a small number of outstations. The Crisis EVC Master Station can support up to eight lines of outstation and includes a master handset, one to four dual line cards and an EN54-4:A2 2006 PSU. The enclosure is made from powder coated Zintec with a smoke perspex door covering the handset.
Lines auto identify by flashing red for emergency voice communication calls, blue for assist calls or green for connected calls as detailed in BS5839-9:2011.
The Crisis EVC Remote Alarm Panel is also available to provide a compact and stylish solution when the Master Station is located within a non-staffed area such as an entrance lobby. The remote alarm panel provides an audible and visual indication of when the system is being used.
Crisis EVC Network Control Panels & Peripherals
Crisis EVC Network Master Stations can support up to eight lines of outstation. They have an intuitive touch-screen layout with four buttons to allow quick access to the main functions, and a permanent display that shows the number of current calls, alarms and faults. It has in-built networking allowing it to form one of the 64 panels on a Crisis EVC Network installation, and a total of 512 outstations can be accommodated.
The Crisis EVC Expander Panel can be used to add additional lines to the Crisis EVC Network master station. Each expander panel can support up to eight lines of outstation and have in-built networking to allow it to be used as one of the 64 panels on a Crisis EVC Network installation. The display on the front of the panel gives the current call or fault status of each line of the local panel, thus aiding fault finding.
Crisis EVC Disabled Toilet Alarm Control Panels & Peripherals
The Crisis Assist Call Master Station accepts and displays emergency assist alarm calls on combined networks. The unit can also accept up to eight lines of outstation as required.
The touch-screen layout has four buttons to provide quick access to the main functions, and permanently displays the number of current calls, alarms and faults. Emergency assist alarm calls can be acknowledged by pressing the icon on screen and will return to alarm if not reset within two minutes. The Crisis EVC Assist Call Master Station also has in-built networking allowing it to form one of the 64 panels on a Crisis EVC network installation.
A Crisis EVC Assist Call Repeater is available to provide remote annunciation and acknowledgement of assist call activation as part of a Crisis network system. This is ideal for mounting within a reception desk or on a wall due to its compact size and pleasing aesthetics. When the Assist Call Repeater is activated, the blue ‘halo’ indication flashes and the buzzer sounds to make the user aware that there is a call. Acknowledging the call provides audible and visual feedback to the occupant of the WC that help is on the way.