Johnson Controls Detect 360 Area of Refuge System

An Area of Refuge solution that’s easier to install, more reliable, and more effective. 


An “Area of Refuge” or “Area of Rescue” is a location that’s designed to keep building occupants safe during a fire or emergency until they can be evacuated. The need for an Area of Refuge is particularly acute when immediate evacuation is impossible or there are occupants with mobility challenges. The Detect360 Area of Refuge Communications System provides a reliable and effective code-compliant Area of Refuge solution that enables occupants to remain safe and stay informed, and provides the information rescuers need to get them quickly evacuated.


Easier installation at lower cost


Like many of our life safety solutions, the Detect360 Area of Refuge Communications System is addressable. That means you can connect all remote call stations to the command panel on a single circuit rather than wiring each one individually. With NFPA 72 (2016) mandating that emergency communication system cabling be two-hour fire-rated, a single wiring circuit can significantly lower installation and maintenance costs.


Simple operation


In an emergency situation, it’s important that a communication system be intuitive and easy to operate. With its streamlined user interface, the Detect360 Area of Refuge Communications System makes two-way communication as simple as pressing a button.


Superior audio quality strengthens communications


The Detect360 Area of Refuge Communications System employs high-quality components that preserve audio clarity, even in the presence of background noise. With crisp, clear two-way communication, responders and occupants alike can more effectively navigate stressful emergency situations.


First responder access helps speed rescues


The Detect360 Area of Refuge Communications System enables building occupants to communicate directly with emergency assistance personnel (either security desk or remote emergency dispatch) to help ensure that building occupants will be able to reach emergency staff even if the main Command Panel is unmanned.


Easier installation and maintenance • Addressable design helps reduce wiring costs • Greater reliability helps ensure peace of mind • Superior survivability helps improve protection • Enhanced audio quality helps minimize stress and confusion • Earlier notification means faster rescues




Detect 360 Area of Refuge System Features & Benefits


-     Enhanced audio quality helps minimize stress and confusion

-     Better communication can help speed rescue

-     Compliant with IBC and NFPA Area of Refuge requirements.

-     User-friendly operation.

-     Simple cabling scheme features single-run, daisy-chain wiring.

-     All remote call stations are fully-supervised.

-     Optional telephone dialer automatically calls a monitoring location or 911.