Cornell 4800 Series

Tek-SAFE® Area of Rescue Assistance System (Area of Refuge)

Tek-SAFE® Area of Rescue Assistance System is an emergency intercom system that allows people who are unable to reach safety by themselves to summon assistance from rescue personnel. Tek-SAFE® meets the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for area of rescue assistance systems (previously called area of refuge systems). Check local codes for additional requirements.

Tek-SAFE Area of Rescue Assistance System (Area of Refuge)

Tek-SAFE® provides audio communication between area of rescue remote call stations (in protected stairwells) and the building lobby. Calls are indicated at the lobby master station by both visual and audible signals. The master station has sensitive 2-way communication to the remote call stations, and can also initiate call tones to them. The standard NC150R master station accommodates up to 8 remote call stations; other sizes may be special ordered.

Read the article about Tek-SAFE® from the August 2003 issue of The National Locksmith. (PDF format.)

Cornell 4800 Digital Area of Rescue and Refuge Assistance System

cornell 4800 series area of rescue refuge

Area of Rescue Assistence - Some International Codes - Adoption By State 2013.pdf 

Area of Refuge and Rescue Assistance System

The 4800 Digital Emergency Communication Systemcornell Area of refuge is designed to provide fully supervised, two-way voice communication, between each area of refuge call station and the Main Control Panel.  Optionally, up to (4) Remote Control Panels can also be installed throughout the building to allow alternate locations to respond to a call for assistance. An internal modem, operating at the Main Control Panel, connected to a Analog “POTS” dedicated telephone line, provides an automated-timed dial-out capability to a monitoring location.


The 4800 Digital Emergency Communication System shall poll (supervise) 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 the 40 character LCD four line display, at each Control Panel location. Each 4800 V 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.

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