Visual alarm devices: EN54-23

Published:  01 September, 2014

Hochiki Europe releases a full range of EN54-23 compliant VADs: SEE VIDEO on what the new standard means.

The Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 made the inclusion of VADs mandatory in all public buildings, but they are also a requirement for those working in areas of high ambient noise, such as factories. The British Standards Institute (BSI) introduced EN54-23 in June 2010 in order to set stricter guidelines on the installation and performance requirements of VADs.

Hochiki’s new wall and ceiling beacons are available with either red or white LEDs which provides the installer with additional flexibility when deciding on the requirements of each installation.  The brightness of the LEDs can be adjusted on these models from the control panel (dependent on control panel compatibility), and this can reduce the number of devices an installer is required to stock, as each one can produce up to three different ratings.

‘EN 54-23 marks a seismic shift in the way fire detection products and systems are designed, manufactured, specified and used,’ commented Graham Lowe, sales director at Hochiki Europe. ‘Its impact will be significant and anything that enhances the protection of people should be welcomed.’

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