Pro-Alert™ 480 Area of Rescue Assistance System
Pro-Alert 480: A Comprehensive Communication Solution for Areas of Rescue Assistance
High-rise and institutional facilities looking to fulfill Area of Rescue Assistance code requirements or simply add another layer of security to protect their building’s occupants, have a comprehensive communication solution with the Pro-Alert 480 system. Designed to be flexible and scalable, Pro-Alert 480 provides small to large critical communication solutions for stairwells and other areas of rescue in parking structures, industrial/commercial buildings and residential high rise buildings.
Fulfills ADA and NFPA Two-way Communication Requirements
Multi-level facilities are finding regulations regarding two-way communication in areas of egress to be increasingly common. Pro-Alert 480 meets the Area of Rescue Assistance communication guidelines that are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as those set forth in the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code.
Emergency Call Stations
The Pro-Alert 480 system offers a variety of station options, including highly visible vandal-resistant stations with mushroom-style buttons for easy call placement. Rescue workers can pinpoint the exact location of the caller, allowing them to provide immediate assistance without having to search for the origin of the call.
Off-site Calling Through the Facility’s PBX System
In the event of an emergency, it is critical that every call placed is answered, even if it is during off-peak hours. Using the facility’s PBX system, calls can be programmed to directly route to an off-site number or they can be forwarded if not answered within a predetermined amount of time. Facilities can save costs by not having to staff their command center 24-7 while still having the peace of mind that the building’s occupants have direct access to help.
Simplified Wiring and Flexible, Scalable Architecture
The multiplexed architecture of the Pro-Alert 480 results in less need for conduit, wire and labor which reduces costs and makes it an ideal solution for high-rise applications. The system runs on common Cat-5 wiring, which also simplifies the installation and testing processes. In the event of circuit malfunctions, the fully supervised system notifies the master console of the location of the failure, speeding repair and minimizing downtime.