Emergency Communication Systems (ECS) should have the flexibility to control message output by floor, zones, or the whole building, to notify occupants to evacuate or lock down so the risk to human life can be minimized. When you attend a Silent Knight Tech-Ed Knight School training class, a hands-on experience with the 5820XL-EVS panel will be provided to learn how messages are recorded and activated.
The Intelliknight 5820XL-EVS panel has a unique feature where messages can be recorded onsite. Silent Knight has just completed new videos on how to erase a message and how to record a message using the microphone. They are short 3 minute videos that will play on your smart device. For these and other helpful videos, please visit the “How To Training Videos” page on SilentKnight.com. Additional videos will be added throughout the year, so be sure to return to the website for valuable information.
Emergency communication systems are becoming a major part of our everyday lives. Increasingly, buildings and facilities are installing combination Fire/ECS as an alternative to a dedicated fire alarm system. ECS growth will continue to occur on a global scale over the next few years due to code requirements that, sadly, often times develop from tragic events. Current code includes Chapter 24 in the 2010 and 2013 editions of NFPA 72 for Emergency Communication Systems and UFC (Unified Facilities Criteria) for the design of Mass Notification Systems (MNS), which is used by the Department of Defense for primarily military facilities.
About the Author
Brian Brownell joined Honeywell in 2011 and brings 30 years of fire alarm industry expertise to his current role as a Technical Trainer for Silent Knight.