What good is a fire alarm if you can not hear or identify it?
Our text relay service system sends an instant message
that can alert the 11 million people in the UK who are
deaf or hard of hearing within seconds of an alarm activation.
As an emergency alert message service the HFAS is the perfect system for informing within seconds, staff, visitors, fire safety advisers and fire marshals, that an incident has taken place therefore enabling them to react and respond instantly, even when off site.
Don't let a fire be a deaf trap.
With 17 years experience in assisting and providing solutions we are able to offer the most cost effective product available without compromising performance
and WITHOUT pagers.
Our solution allow Deaf or Hard of Hearing people to use what they always have with them, a mobile phone.
All Mobile Phones have a Vibrate Facility.
The British made HFAS system is exclusive to Alarmscom.
Many testimonials can be provided on request.
We offer the very best price structure along with
first class customer service.
Amongst our numerous installed sites are many well known
Academic and Halls of Residence buildings plus major Corporates.
The Text Relay Service has a proven service availability.
It helps comply with the Equality Act 2010, which includes the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
The Act states that providers must undertake reasonable adjustments including:-
"Provisions for deaf and hard of hearing people."
To meet this legislation, the system has been developed to send an emergency text alert to the users mobile phone once registered to that location. ie: Public access buildings, which include schools, colleges, universities, halls of residence, shopping centres, hotels, libraries, Museums, Sports & Leisure centres and the workplace.
People have concerns that they could remain unaware of an emergency situation in a public place, as 1 in 6 are classified as deaf or hard of hearing and with currently over 76 million mobile phone subscribers in the UK, this is a lifeline to them.
Text is a global success story, so its not surprising that this innovative application has been built on top of Text Relay Service Technology.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new Law effective from 25 May 2018 to replace the current Data Protection Act.
The Hearing Fire Alert System (HFAS) complies with the new GDPR legislation.
The only data the system uses is a mobile phone number, which is not attached to a name, address or any other data of the owner or user of that number.
This is stored on a secured server and is never sold or distributed to any third party and is not used for any other use other than the intended emergency text alert purpose.
This number can be removed from the system at any time by simply texting "stop (location code)".
"Deaf people absolutely use mobile phones as a communication tool, probably even more so than other people"..."and I feel safe knowing that a System will alert me to a fire alarm instantly"
Sarah Lawrence,(Deaf since age 3) for nearly 10 years was the on-screen interpreter/signer
for ITV Wales.
"We recenty introduced the Alarmscom system to our offices. If the fire alarm is activated then it sends a text message alert to our deaf member of staff. It was a relatively simple addition to our existing fire alarm system but plays an important role in making sure our staff are kept safe and alerted quickly in the event of a fire."
Clive Douthwaite, NEBOSH, Leicester
"A straight forward efficient installation of a cost effective system by a company with a personal touch, which ensures we can support our students with hearing disabilities in an emergency."
Brian Wade, HS Adviser,
London College of Fashion.
"The unit helps Vicarage Field Shopping Centre support our "Duty of Care" to the deaf & hard of hearing visitors and as the fire text message is activated within seconds of alarm activation this also strengthens our access & Emergency Policies.. as an added bonus the controller also sends a message to our staff announcing that the fire alarm is sounding even when they are off the premises ....
Andre Philipsen, Asst Centre Manager,Vicarage Field Shopping Centre.
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