NORTHFORD, Conn., Feb. 28, 2014 - Silent Knight by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today releases the Pro-Alert™ 480 Area of Rescue System to enable facilities to meet new code requirements, and satisfy the communication needs of the United States’ growing population of healthcare facilities with the Pro-Alert™ 610 Nurse Call system.
Both products are manufactured by Jeron and fit well into the Farenhyt line of fire alarm and emergency communication systems, enabling Farenhyt Distributors to offer facilities more comprehensive life safety solutions.
New changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and International Building Code (IBC) requirements have created stronger demand for communication systems within facilities mandated to have an area of rescue (a.k.a. area of refuge) for those physically impaired individuals unable to evacuate a building during emergencies. High-rise buildings, and assisted living, office and apartment complexes, are commonly required to provide an intercom-type system to allow those awaiting help within areas of rescue to communication with building management, first responders and/or a central monitoring station.
Unlike common intercom systems, the Pro-Alert 480 is fully-supervised, meaning facility management will always be immediately alerted by the central station of any system faults or issues to ensure the system is kept fully operational. The Pro-Alert 480 Area of Rescue intercom system also offers an optional interface to allow offsite calls.