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Delivering the right message

In an emergency situation, one broad reaching message does not always apply to every floor or section of a facility. Also, different scenarios demand different messages. The forthcoming NFPA 72 code will allow mass notification systems to take precedence over fire alarms. For example, these systems will be able to override the fire signal and tell people to remain in a building to protect them from terrorists outside, or to move to a shelter for protection from an impending tornado.

Notification for education

School systems are also starting to install speakers and audio evacuation with messaging instead of standard horn strobes. In a personal emergency situation at a school; for example, a school shooting, a station can be triggered that delivers messages such as “stay in your classroom” and “close the doors” or perhaps “exit via windows.

The sound of safety

The NFPA 72 code guidelines also address the issue of intelligibility. Approaching node connections using a simple twisted wire pair affords systems the marketplace’s greatest degree of intelligibility and fidelity, according to Gamewell-FCI project engineer, Dick Aldrich. He explains, “The sound reproduction is near high fidelity quality, so that messages are delivered clearly and better understood. The speed of the message delivery is also unsurpassed – the system can be ready to broadcast a voice message within one or two milliseconds for near-instantaneous communication. Also, a system with a fiber optic communication network defies jamming or any other kind of outside interference.”



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