Emergency lighting and fire detection combination

August 2019 Fire & Safety, Products

Hochiki Europe has launched FIREscape+, a system which combines emergency lighting, fire detection and wayfinding technology. The solution significantly enhances building occupant safety during an emergency, while simultaneously offering additional efficiencies for building owners.

FIREscape+ features Hochiki Europe’s FIREscape emergency lighting system, as well as its ESP intelligent range of fire detection products. By combining the two ranges and creating dual-function exit signs, Hochiki Europe can now offer integrated life safety and innovative wayfinding technology in one system.

Innovative wayfinding

In the event of a fire, emergency exit signs will illuminate with a red cross to prevent building occupants using an escape route compromised by fire. Meanwhile, in unaffected areas the exit signs will illuminate with the internationally recognised BS EN ISO 7010 green graphic, to safely guide building occupants to the closest available emergency exit. This ensures that building occupants are given the best possible opportunity to escape, even if they are unfamiliar with the building layout.

Intelligent false alarm management

The integration of Hochiki Europe’s Enhanced Systems Protocol (ESP) technology also offers a number of benefits when it comes to false alarm management. Every 24 hours, the system checks for any changes to the environment and recalibrates the sensors to suit. In addition, each sensor can be individually adjusted to match the expected risk of its environment, while alarm verification technology uses time delay algorithms to eliminate unwanted alarms. These features help ensure the life safety system operates at optimum performance at all times.

Efficient installation and maintenance

A single panel controlling both fire detection and emergency lighting units on a single loop, can cut costs by up to 40 percent. Furthermore, the range operates at extra low voltage without the need for mains power, further reducing the cost of ownership.

Paul Adams Watts, marketing manager at Hochiki Europe, noted: “We know that our customers, especially those working with large premises, want to be able to specify and install the most effective life safety solutions at an affordable cost. By integrating our fire detection and emergency lighting technology, we’re able to offer an innovative range that helps them do just that.”

For more information contact Paul Adams, Hochiki Europe (UK), +44 1634 266 568, padams@hochikieurope.com, www.hochikieurope.com

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