Emergency Exit Monitoring

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Brief: I want a system that does automatic emergency exit monitoring to ensure paths are clear.

When human lives are at stake in an emergency, every second counts. Blocked escape routes can, in the most serious of circumstances, be the difference between life and death.

Despite this, they are often blocked. “I’m in a hurry – nothing is going to happen” is often the train of thought.

Even clear fire exit signs don’t change this much. They have little influence when it comes to keeping escape routes clear.

The owner of a building is responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone within. They are responsible for ensuring that escape routes can be always be used and they have to arrange and enforce everything necessary for this.

Before one can act, however, one must first know that an escape route is blocked – this is where an emergency exit monitoring system can be extremely useful.

Solution: Intelligently monitoring emergency exit routes to ensure they are kept clear.

In offices, buildings, schools, event halls, etc. emergency exits can be monitored with a light barrier.

If this barrier is interrupted for a certain period of time (e.g. 2 minutes), a message can be sent via the Loxone Miniserver.

With the “Alarm Chain” Function Block, an extensive alarm chain can be implemented in a few minutes, which when triggered notifies up to 10 participants via call, email or push notification.

The Function Block can also transfer custom text messages. This way, the person being notified is directly made aware of the sensor that triggered the alarm.

An effective emergency exit monitoring system enables the caretaker, for example, to take appropriate measures – hence guaranteeing that escape routes remain clear.

Note: The Caller Service is required so that the Loxone Miniserver can make calls.

Hardware:

Configuration:

Emergency Exit Monitoring - Loxone Config Screenshot

Download the sample file:

Keep Emergency Ways Free

Config 10.3.11.27

The advantages of intelligent emergency exit monitoring of escape routes.

For owners, tenants and customers, blocked emergency exists can be catastrophic.

Rescue services, fire brigades, etc. will be dramatically hindered if they are obstructed by blocked escape routes.

Owners of an office building, for example, are therefore obliged to keep escape routes clear or at least to take all necessary measures to keep them clear.

A comparatively small investment in an emergency exist monitoring system can help to reliably achieve this goal and save human lives in an emergency.

 

Local regulations and standards need to be observed. The contents of this page make certain installation assumptions. The information herein does not replace the contextual know-how of a Loxone Partner. As a professionally-installed solution, please consult with a Loxone Partner to realise any of the functionality listed in this Use Case.

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