Disabled Refuge Systems (DRS)

Emergency Intercommunication - What is it?                            

Secure, monitored audio communication compliant to Australian Standards, typically a Red Fire Telephone:

Warden Intercom Point (WIP).

  • Warden Intercom Points (WIPs) are used to communicate between floor wardens and the main Emergency Evacuation Panel.
  • ABS Plastic.
  • Fire Engine Red
 
 

Disabled Refuge Systems (DRS) - What is it?

Secure, monitored audio communication system, compliant to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), these system include:

Master Control Panels

  • Available to suit various sized systems:
    • Mini Panel: 8-way to 32-way.
    • Standard Panel: 48-way to 64-way.
    • Large Panel: 80-way to 128-way.
  • Typically fitted in the Building Management, Security Control or Fire Control Room area's of a Building.
  • Receives Call or Occupancy signals from the remote units.
  • Provides voice communication with the remote units on the system
  • Display system status.
  • Can be Surface or flush mountable.

Disabled Refuge System (DRS)

  • Self-powered from line.
  • Green or stainless steel finish.
  • Single Button push to activate.
  • Hands-free, speech steered operation.
  • Volt free contact to operate over-door lights, etc.
  • Call reset at control panel or key switch on remote.
  • Full duplex speech.
  • Heavy duty enclosure.
  • Surface or flush mountable.

Red Fire Telephone System

  • Rugged red handset with hearing aid compatible earpiece.
  • Heavy duty enclosure.
  • ‘Push door’ or ‘slot lock’ versions.
  • Full duplex speech.
  • Door latch initiates call.
  • Self-powered from line.
  • Red or stainless steel finish
  • Surface or flush mountable.

Emergency/Steward Telephone System

  • Rugged red handset with hearing aid compatible earpiece.
  • Heavy duty enclosure.
  • ‘Push door’ or ‘slot lock’ versions.
  • Full duplex speech.
  • Door latch initiates call.
  • Self-powered from line.
  • Green or stainless steel finish
  • Surface or flush mountable.

Combined Fire Telephone & DRS

  • Combined unit featuring a fire telephone and disabled refuge in one housing.
  • Same features as individual the outstations.
  • Seen as one point on the control panel.
  • Heavy duty enclosure.
  • ‘Push door’ or ‘slot lock’ versions.
  • Full duplex speech.
  • Door latch initiates call.
  • Self-powered from line.
  • Red or stainless steel finish
  • Surface or flush mountable.

Advanced Disabled Refuge System

  • Built in induction loop (hearing impaired).
  • Front panel features Braille, Tactile and luminescent text..
  • Volt free contact to operate over door lights etc..
  • Full duplex speech.
  • Reset via control panel or remote unit.
  • Self-powered from line.
  • Green or stainless steel finish
  • Surface or flush mountable.

Repeater Unit

  • Enables connection of 3-part toilet alarm kit to the emergency Intercommunication System / DRS.
  • Acts as a booster unit to allow cable runs to exceed 200 metres.
  • ‘Push door’ or ‘slot lock’ versions.
  • Zintec steel finish
  • Surface or flush mountable.

Disabled Toilet Alarm (DTA)

  • Three-part Toilet Alarm Kit
  • Connected to the loop via a Repeater Unit
  • Self-powered from line.
  • Up to Two (2) Toilet alarm Kits can be connected to a Repeater.
  • Call reassurance facility
  • White or stainless steel finish
  • Components available separately, allowing for combinations of White/Stainless steel finish. 

 

Emergency Intercommunication & Disable Refuge Systems - Why are they needed?

To conform with national standards and building codes.
To communicate with ‘emergency personnel’, ensuring a controlled evacuation.
To communicate with ALL occupants within a building, to assist and reassure throughout an emergency.
To communicate with occupants of ‘Refuge Areas’.

 

Minimises panic and confusion

 

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)

 
Who is responsible? Public service providers or building occupiers/management.
Key Point? “Accessibility for ALL”.
What does this mean? Access to all goodsfacilitiesservices of a company must be available to all.

 

There must be “no discrimination”

 

Typical System & Cabling

 

Loop Wiring

  • Typical System Placing any type of remote unit on a single loop.
  • Typically 20-30 remote units per single four (4) Core Loop
  • Disabled Toilet Alarms are connected to the system via a repeater unit.

Network Systems

  • Typical network system providing both local control or complete system control from a Master Control Panel

 

Cable Requirements

  • Enhanced Fire Rated Cable - Four (4) Core Screened LSOH, 1.5mm.
  • Maximum cable runs can be extended by using a repeater unit

 

 

  

Typical Cable Runs

Cable Diameter Number of Remotes Total Cable Length
1.5mm 10 2200 m
1.5mm 15 1900 m
1.5mm 20 1300 m
1.5mm 25 900 m
1.5mm 30 600 m
  • The above distances refer to a loop wired intercommunication system and assume that there is a break in the cable and the system is running off a near-discharged battery.