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Sentinel™ AOR

Area of Refuge Systems >> Sentinel™ Area of Refuge System

Redefining AOR Emergency 2-Way Communication

Cornell’s newest Sentinel™ area of refuge system elevates occupant safety beyond a code requirement. A replacement to 4800 IP, Sentinel™ AOR is a future-safe investment in the required area of refuge systems for multi-story buildings. Our solutions to emergency 2-way communication using Sentinel™ can accommodate virtually any budget and multi-story facility need.

Hire a market leader with 20,000+ system installations through Cornell. 4800 IP harnessed the power of internet protocols. Now, Sentinel™ AOR introduces the next generation of Area of Refuge capabilities.

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Sentinel™ AOR redefines occupant safety:

  • Use of unprecedented VOIP 2-way voice quality
  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Improved campus expandability
  • Remote monitoring and maintenance for 24/7/365 reliability
  • Rapid adaptation to changing code requirements

New SentinalTM AOR System in Stock Now!

The 4800 IP Area of Refuge System has been replaced by the Sentinel™ AOR.

The NEW Sentinel™ Area of Refuge System is now available for purchase.

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Sentinel™ Area of Refuge System Overview

Sentinel™ AOR is designed to provide fully supervised 2-way communication between for simplified egress out of multi-story buildings in emergency situations.

Main System

An internal modem, operating at the base stations and connected to a dedicated phone line, can provide automated-timed dial-out to an alternate monitoring location. The main system can host 8 devices with more possible via expansion modules. For up to 500 devices and beyond, contact Cornell for a quote.

Base Stations

Sentinel™ AOR facilities communication between each call station and base station through the main system. When a call is initiated from a call station, a call is initiated at the base station through the main system. A ringtone sound will initiate a detailed description of the location of the caller on the screen of the base station.


System Highlights

Easily Updatable and Expandable

  • Can quickly adjust to changing code requirements
  • Supports an unlimited number of POE endpoints and call stations
  • Hardware independent
  • Intuitive web interface facilitates programming

Interoperability Keeps Your Options Open

  • Facilitates the integration of a range of technologies
  • Building Management Services (BMS)
  • Fire panels
  • Cloud systems
  • Mobile companion applications

Single-Source Convenience

  • POE endpoints
  • Call stations
  • SIP touchscreen master stations
  • AOR signage
  • Power supplies
  • POTS, SIP & GSM connectivity
  • Expansion switches
  • Network engineering & design services
  • Available 24/7/365 monitoring & management
  • Technical support

Cost-Effective Simplify Maintenance

  • Cornell or the installer can remotely monitor and manage the system, improving reliability while reducing maintenance costs
  • Features Sentinel™ Fault Notification Detection System to proactively address potential issues
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Preparing for the Future of Occupant Safety

Sentinel™ AOR has the adaptability to keep pace with the ever-changing needs of multi-story buildings. When building codes change, full ownership of the source code for VoIP applications and management or administrator tools allows quick adjustment to stay ahead. The innovative network design can support unlimited POE endpoints and call stations including interoperability with BMS and other technologies.

What does this mean for the future of occupant safety? A future-proof system capable of accommodating facility expansions up to the most ambitious AOR projects imaginable. Choose Cornell for this latest AOR technology on the market.

ADA Area of Refuge System Signage

ADA-approved signage is necessary to ensure personnel can 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. Contact us for more information on available signage.

ADA Signage

Sentinel™ AOR system overview

Sentinel™ Area of Refuge System Components & Product Sheets

Product sheets for the NEW Sentinel™ AOR System can be found below! Contact Cornell for more information on the Sentinel™ AOR System or to place an order.

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Area of Refuge System IBC Requirements by State

Area of refuge IBC regulations are highly nuanced featuring regulation on a local level. A system installed in Wisconsin might not meet Area of Refuge Requirements in Florida. Cornell Communications is here to help design the perfect system for the needs, budget, and operational goals of your 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 Sentinel™ Area of Refuge System.