Emergency Communication: Rath 2-Way

Two-Way Emergency Communication – What Is It? 

The Area of Refuge emergency communication system provides a hands-free, two-way communication with an audible and visible signal to indicate communication has occurred and also indicate to the receiver the location sending the signal.  These systems are placed in Areas of Refuge, typically in stairwells and elevator landings.

How does it work?

When the emergency button is pushed on the call box, the call goes to a central Rath Base Station.  If the call is not answered, it is then transferred to a 24-hour location staffed by emergency personnel.  When the call is received, the individual(s) at the area of refuge will hear audible dialing and a location message (which plays when the call is answered), along with a visual indicator.  On the location message has commenced, two-way communication will occur.  The calling party in the Area of Refuge cannot stop the call once the button has been pressed; only the called party can terminate the communication.

DPSI is currently installing Rath equipment in various construction projects.

The Rath 2-Way Emergency Communication System complies with IBC, NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), and ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibilities Guidelines).