Intercom : An intercommunication device is usually provided to call to the front desk or to other areas of the building. This system can let volunteers and workers inform other volunteers or customers where the nearest refuge area is. It also lets the refugees communicate with the staff and workers, in case they came to the area on their own. An intercom is a great way to ensure speedy voice calling between the refugees, first responders, and the workers.
At New York Engineers, we design the best intercom system that has the maximum possible taps. Our intercoms let you clearly talk to the other person with zero interruption. The system is integrated deep into the walls so the intercoms don’t fail in the case of a fire or earthquake. We also install emergency fire extinguishing equipment and medical aid to those in need.
Call Station : Our call station is a well-equipped area where the local authorities can be contacted. Usually this is done by the volunteers or helpers. But the refugees can also make the phone call. However, volunteers would know better who to call and ask for help, depending on the situation.
Our engineers are the best at telecommunication. We hard-wire our phones and devices to make them as friendly as possible. We install the phones at a lower height to cater to wheelchair-bound refugees. We also provide a handy list of authorities and fire fighters that will help not only the volunteers but the refugees as well. With our emergency aid system, there is nothing that could go wrong.
Confidence Lights : Confidence lights are indicators of whether a call for help has been received or not. Normally, there are two types of these in every area of refuge. The first is the blinker that indicates whether a call is active or not. This lets people know that help is on their way. The second light indicates that the call for help has been received and first responders are on their way to help. Confidence lights help boost energy and motivation within the refugees. And they help to give reassurance to the deaf or those with vision problems.
At NY Engineers, you get the same confidence by our intricate indicator system. We maintain and install a set of these lights and blinkers. The lights we use are big and visible. This allows people with visionary issues to clearly see the lights. Additionally, we can convert the lights into blinkers to make them stand out more.
Housing Capacity : Finally, the one thing that most people forget is housing capacity. An area of refuge needs to be able to house at least a hundred people, depending on how big the building is. Normally, smaller buildings such as restaurants and hotels need to house up to 50 people. Bigger buildings like mega malls or banks need to be able to house at least 100 people. 150 or 200 is preferred. For hospitals, the amount of people who can’t evacuate safely increases. Thus, this number should be increased to about 300.
With NY Engineers, the math becomes simple. We take handy measurements of your building and suggest an appropriate area for refuge. The size we choose for you is the most optimal, but of course you can expand it any time. We take into account daily customer inflow and suggest a housing capacity based on density of traffic.