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4800 IP Area of Refuge System

Area of Refuge Systems >> 4800 Series Area of Refuge System

Two-Way Emergency Communication System from Cornell

Cornell's digital area of refuge system (area of rescue assistance system) helps those with disabilities communicate with first responders during an emergency. In an emergency, such as a fire, the caller presses the button on the wall-mounted call station to speak directly with staff. Should local staff be unavailable the system automatically connects with two-way voice communication to an off-site 911 center. The system’s simplicity of use is essential in stressful, emergency situations and approved for IBC regulations. Contact us today for a free quote!

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Cornell's area of refuge system:

  • Supports up to 255 call stations and 5 master panels
  • Is perfect for larger buildings
  • Offers two-way communication both in the building and with the 911 center
  • Meets IBC area of refuge requirements adopted by the US in 2015

With the Area of Rescue Assistance System, patrons of office buildings and other multi-story structures can feel safer in an emergency, knowing help is on the way.

New & Improved 4800 IP
System in Stock Now!

The 4800 area of refuge system has been replaced by the 4800 IP.

The NEW 4800 IP area of refuge system is now available for purchase. More specifications and documents will be available soon.

In the meantime, contact Cornell for more information on the 4800 IP system or to place your order today!

Get NEW 4800 IP

  • Allows for as many master panels as call stations
  • Up to 500 call stations
  • Can be desk mounted

Area of Refuge System Overview

The Digital Emergency Communication System is designed to provide fully supervised, two-way voice communication between each area of refuge call station and the main control panel or an off-site 911 center, should the main panel be unattended.

Main Control Panels

An internal modem, operating at the main control panel and connected to a dedicated phone line, dials out to a local control panel or 911 monitoring location. Additionally, up to 4 remote control panels can also be installed throughout the building to allow alternate locations to respond to a call for assistance.

System Supervision

The Digital Emergency Communication System supervises all the call stations, area of rescue control panels, and expansion switches on a continuous basis to identify line faults and defective equipment. Activated call station locations and fault information will be alerted and displayed at each control panel location.

Auxiliary Electronic Contacts

Each 4800V call station is equipped with an auxiliary set of momentary form “C” contacts that can be used to activate external devices, such as a camera, strobe, or tone device.

ADA Area of Refuge System Signage

ADA approved signage is necessary to ensure personnel are able to easily find a safe place in an emergency. 

Cornell offers ADA approved signs for:

  • Directions to the call station area
  • System Operation
  • Room Location 

All signs are either lighted with battery backup or have a photoluminescent system design.

Area of Rescue Assistance System

The International Building Code (IBC) requires two-way communication from the caller to a local control panel or 911 center when the control panel is not responding. If your Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) requires intercom capability to the 911 center, you need Cornell's system.

The area of refuge phone system allows residents and staff to communicate not only with another staff member at the main control station, but also with emergency services. With this emergency intercom system, those waiting for rescue assistance can speak directly with 911, describe their situation, and receive instructions.

Area of Rescue Assistance Sign and System

Area of Refuge System Components & Product Sheets

Product sheets for the NEW 4800 IP System will be available online soon! For more information or to place an order for the 4800 IP System, contact Cornell today.

Area of Refuge System IBC Requirements by State

Area of refuge IBC regulations are highly nuanced and regulated locally. A system installed in Alaska might not meet area of refuge requirements in Wyoming. Cornell Communications is here to help you design the perfect system for your new or existing facility.

Area of Refuge Requirements for:

AL | AK | AZ | AR | CA | CO | CT | DE | FL | GA | HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | LA | ME | MD | MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | NC | ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY |


Contact Cornell Communications for more information on the 4800 Series Area of Refuge System.