todayannounced the release of the
RemoteTelephone Zone Module (RTZM)
, designed to provide authorized users remoteaccess to send out emergency notifications through a facility's
EmergencyCommand Center (ECC)
system via any phone. Secure system access and simplemenu options, ensure facility managers and security officials get appropriateemergency information and instructions to building occupants quickly inreal-time.
Imaginea mall security guard patrolling the parking lot or a school principal wantingto warn their facilities' occupants of a nearby tornado or some other type ofthreat. Precious minutes could be lost trying to reach a PA system or typingout emails. The presence of an ECC system with the RTZM can provide them aninstant means of alerting occupants in a specific area or throughout a wholebuilding. TheEmergency Command Center (ECC) is a mass notification system that ties into virtuallyany brand of fire alarm system to provide an economical solution forcommunicating critical messages, as well as general announcements. While astraightforward user interface makes the ECC easy-to-use, the ability to sendout live messages called-in from any cell phone or landline is invaluableduring emergencies."Everyonehas a cell phone on them today," said Richard Conner, marketing director forFire-Lite Alarms. "It's secure and the phone menu is straightforward, sothere's little room for user error when deciding what message to send and towhere."AuthorizedECC users call the ECC's phone line and are granted access either by entering asecure PIN or are identified as a valid user through caller-ID. Numerousindividuals can be setup with 4-digit PINs, or as many as five phone numberscan be setup with caller-ID access.TheECC's phone menu offers simple options, which enables callers to make the rightchoices quickly to broadcast live voice messages or a pre-programmed alerts toall or specific areas within a building. The phone menus can be in English,Spanish, French or Portuguese.TheECC's scalable design enables building owners to purchase only what is needed,with ample capacity for future expansions. The RTZM is a small circuit boardmade to fit easily inside any ECC panel enclosure and requires basicconfiguration. With as many as 24 speaker zones per ECC system, dealers canprogram its operation to be as basic or as sophisticated as needed."Wewant to offer customers beyond what code requires to keep their facilitiessafe," Conner exclaimed. "The RTZM's unique call-in feature also offers dealersa competitive advantage, allowing them to spec something no other systemoffers."AllFire-Lite Alarms products are non-proprietary and sold over-the-counter atsecurity equipment distributors nationwide, commonly making parts readilyavailable and competitively priced. For more technical information on ECCsystems and the RTZM, visit
.To experience how easy it is to fit an ECC system to a facility and train staffon its operation, download the
for iPads.EDITORS NOTE: High- and low-resolution images of the RTZM, ECC and other Fire-Lite Alarms products are available in the online press room.