ESP’s assistance alarm range is part of the company’s Beacon product range, which includes disabled refuge and assistance alarm products. The assistance alarm kit is designed to meet the criteria of care standards that are set out in Part M building regulations BS 8300.
The Beacon assistance alarm range includes two kits, as well as a number of individual products that can be bought separately. The simple to install three-part kit comprises an Indication Module, Pull Cord Module and Reset Module and features a battery back-up function (battery included). The kits are available in a white or stainless steel finish.
The Indication Module includes an 80db distinctive tone alert sounder with clear LED alert triangle indication for when the alarm has been triggered. The Pull Cord Module features an anti-ligature mechanism and has a distinctive red pull cord supplied with two handles, including an LED alert triangle. The Reset Module features a clear LED alert triangle indication with internal sounder to reassure the user the alarm has been raised and assistance is on the way. The Alert triangle acts as push button to reset the alarm and is clearly indicated in tactile lettering on the module.
The modules that make up the standard white kit are manufactured to include antimicrobial properties – making it useful in hygiene sensitive applications. The modules are also available to purchase as separate items.
The compact design makes the products suitable for many interiors and the system is expandable to include additional indication and pull cord modules if required. All three modules are designed to fit a standard 1-gang box.