Aritech Addressable Panel Interface Card (APIC) Jumper expander
Having efficient evacuation systems from a building can literally mean the difference between life and death. Having a fire alarm that is activated when a fire occurs is only part of the solution. Systems need to ensure that staff and visitors are guided away from the fire to safety and avoid any risk that they walk towards the fire and danger.
PAVA provides a solution for safely guiding staff and visitors out of the building in an emergency, adapting the exit route depending on where the fire is located. The system can be programmed so that different zones in a building can give different messages so that different zones can be guided down different routes.
In addition, when there is not an incident, the PAVA system can be used as a public audio system, broadcasting music, voice messages and microphone messages in the right places at the right time.
The PAVA (Public Audio Voice Address) is a full solution dedicated to:
The reaction rate of personnel from voice messages, such as the one Carrier-PAVA solution, is 75%. This rate drops to 13% when a traditional bell system is used. In addition, PAVA is a scenario-based solution. When an incident occurs, the solution adapts the message to a pre-set scenario depending on where the fire is. This makes PAVA an ideal solution for large, complex areas where there is a risk that personnel may run towards a danger zone inadvertently.