Areas of rescue are required in many modern buildings under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. These specialized areas are designed to provide individuals with mobility issues with a safe place to await the arrival of first responders if a fire or other life threatening event should occur. The ADA outlines strict requirements about the location and configuration of these areas of rescue. At Securecomm Technologies, Inc. we can provide you with the most advanced solutions for all your Beaumont and Houston business security systems and fire alarm protection needs.
Does My Building Require an Area of Rescue?
We can provide you with specific recommendations regarding the legal necessity for establishing an area of rescue for your building. According to the provisions of the ADA, areas of rescue are required for all exits from public buildings. Some buildings with automatic sprinkler systems may not be required to establish these areas of rescue anywhere other than at the elevator lobby. Exits that require the use of stairs and that do not have a ramp must also be equipped with an area of rescue.
Requirements for Area of Rescue Implementations
Your area of rescue must be equipped with an emergency communication system that connects with operators or maintenance personnel. This intercom or phone system can be used by disabled individuals to alert your building staff of their presence in the area of rescue and to ensure that firefighters and other first responders can act to provide them with a safe method of leaving the building in an emergency. Proper signage must also be in place to ensure that disabled people and their caregivers can identify the areas of rescue on every floor of the building.
Comprehensive Support for Your Houston Commercial Security Systems
At Securecomm Technologies, Inc., we can provide you with the most accurate information on areas of rescue and whether they are required for your facility. We can install comprehensive Houston industrial security systems complete with areas of rescue, communications systems and signage designed to help keep people safer inside your facilities, retail establishments and other buildings. Our team of experienced and professional technicians will work with you at every step of the way to ensure that you receive the Houston video surveillance and access control solutions needed to ensure absolute security and protection in emergency situations.
Securecomm Technologies, Inc. is an established leader with proven experience in Houston Hospital Security Systems solutions and commercial fire alarm systems. We offer intercom installation, sound reinforcement systems and Houston access control designed with your needs in mind. Call us today in Houston and Beaumont at 281-290-8383 to schedule a consultation with our team of security technicians. We look forward to evaluating your area of rescue requirements.