Honeywell announces the release of Silent Knight, a low frequent emergency voice solution that features sounders and sounder bases.
The Silent Knight solution features an amplifier, which provides backup power capabilities for the IntelliKnight 5820XL-EVS emergency voice system.
The solution also features SpectrAlert Advance low frequency sounders and sounder bases. According to a statement by Honeywell, these technologies “emit a 520 Hz tone, which studies have found more effective at waking building occupants, including those with mild to severe hearing loss. The expanded line includes speakers and speaker/strobes, as well as sounder bases compatible with Silent Knight smoke, heat, and fire/carbon monoxide detectors.”
The Silent Knight solution also follows current NFPA 72 standards and the International Building/Fire Code.
The statement by Honeywell also says that existing Silent Knight detectors and sounder bases can be upgraded by replacing bases with the new low frequency version.
“Survivability is a code-required function of fire and voice evac systems, and we’re seeing more specs calling for more power to back-up these systems,” said David Pakech, sales leader, Silent Knight-IntelliKnight. “These voice systems are getting bigger and wall space is at a premium, so the backup amp will soon be a commodity for most jobs.”