Professional voice evacuation solutions to manage building-wide security

Voice evacuation systems provide clear vocal instructions in emergencies so that facilities can be evacuated in an organised, controlled and calm way. This avoids panic and the related consequences such as stampeding towards exits, which present risks of injury and bottlenecking at exits. These systems are often integrated with the facility’s fire detection and access control technology as part of an emergency strategy. For daily use it is also integrated with background music systems and manual announcements to operate as a regular public address system.


Clayton Communications’ projects team work with engineers, consultants and our customers to design the most effective voice evacuation systems that are fully compliant with international safety standards. EN54-16 are the EU safety standards that set out how a system should be designed and installed, and these are quickly being recognised throughout the world as the benchmark that voice evacuation systems should meet. Insurance companies are increasingly demanding these standards are adhered to in order to minimise both the risk of fatalities and damage to property, as well as to provide legal protection to facilities managers on charges of negligence in the event of a tragedy occurring.


Our installers and programmers deliver the solutions in line with EN54 standards, and our maintenance teams operate under service level agreements to service, maintain and repair the technology to ensure it is fully functional and ready for use in the event of an emergency. Our trainers provide full training on the operation of the systems for all of our customers’ key personnel.
Maintenance and service level plans are offered on all of our voice evacuation system installations. This helps security and facility managers to budget for the maintenance and operational costs of their systems, and ensures that the systems are maintained in optimum condition so the technology is always ready for when it is needed.


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