Code Compliance

Fulfilling Code Requirements for Two-Way Communication

As fire regulations continue to evolve, high-rise buildings and institutional facilities are finding it necessary to be in compliance with regulations involving two-way communication in areas of refuge.  Pro-Alert™ 480 helps fulfill the following requirements as a comprehensive two-way communication system that allows callers to call for help from Areas of Rescue Assistance:

  • NFPA 101 - requires that all means of egress be equipped with a system that provides communication between the area of refuge and a fire command center or central point
  • NFPA 72 - if the central control point is not staffed, the system must be able to communicate off-site with a supervising station, communications center or other approved monitoring location
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - in multi-story buildings each floor is required to have an area of rescue assistance with a means for two-way communication