PA/VA Voice Alarm

 Many venues with large numbers of people or multiple floors, (eg. sports venues, theatres, leisure attractions and shopping centres), are advised to have a PA/VA or Voice Alarm System.  The main differences from a standard public address system are that;

  • it  includes stored messages triggered manually or via the fire panel instructing the public on what action to take, (eg. standby for further instruction or evacuate).
  • it has battery backup allowing the system to function long enough for evacuation.
  • the condition of all parts of the system are continually monitored electronically, (eg. speaker lines, amplifiers, messages, microphones and back up batteries).

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The installation needs to comply with British Standard BS5839 Part8 and more recently European Standard EN-54.  This requires a very high level of design and specification which inevitably results in a higher overall cost.

 

We currently support several PA/VA systems including that at The Eden Project, The  Hall for Cornwall and Devonport Dockyard.

 

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