ECS-16 EWIS

Code : EWIS / ECS16

Product availability : Australia Wide
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  • Clear, easy to use intuitive operation
  • Modular, easy to wire system
  • High cabinet density
  • 25W, 60W, 120W and 240W D class amplifiers
  • High level alarm inputs from compatible fire alarm panels
  • Fibre & Wire Networking options for site wide interconnection
  • Touchscreen LCD for time saving service operations
  • Up to 120 minutes of digital audio storage, with flexible playback options
  • On-site programmable for configuration
  • Approved to AS4428.16:2020 and AS4428.4:2016
  • ActivFire Certified

ECS-16 Emergency Warning System (EWS) is designed to facilitate the orderly evacuation of occupants in a building in the event of an emergency. ECS-16 is a Grade 1 EWS with a wide range of functions and optional modules that provides a cost effective evacuation solution for medium to large buildings and multi-building infrastructure such as commercial buildings, office blocks, hospitals, shopping centers, airports and educational campuses.

ECS-16 allows fire wardens or emergency services personnel to easily control and coordinate an orderly building evacuation. The ECS-16 as an EWCIE generates and controls audible warning signals via dedicated amplifiers and loudspeakers covering each level or zone of a building. Supplementary Visual Alarm Devices (VAD) – flashing beacons can be located in areas where the background noise level may be high or hearing impaired people are often present.

The ECS-16 is usually connected to the fire alarm system, so that when a fire is detected it can be automatically triggered and the building evacuated. Manual Call Points (MCP), ECS-16 inputs or user keys may be used to trigger non-fire emergencies (eg gas leaks, extreme weather events, lockdown events) so that different emergency tones and messages may be given to the occupants.

For high rise and other special types of buildings, the ECS-16 offers automatic evacuation phasing. This ensures the areas in immediate danger are evacuated first, followed by other areas at predetermined time intervals, until the whole building is evacuated in an orderly manner. An emergency public address microphone allows the broadcast of verbal instructions to building occupants in all or selected areas.

The ECS-16 complies with equipment standards AS4428.16:2020 and AS4428.4:2016, and can be installed to AS1670.4 and NZS4512.