Per an agreement made with the City of Denver, the museum was allowed to open its 12,000-sq-ft facility with just a basic fire detection system. The museum would, however, eventually need to upgrade its fire and life safety systems to compensate for the lack of an adequate water supply and fire department access. When the time came to make good on this agreement, museum management enlisted the help of System Sensor and several Denver area installers and consultants, among others, to get the job done.
Surrounding all this is System Sensor's ExitPoint directional sound system, which, in the event of an emergency, is activated in conjunction with the building's other fire and life safety systems for enhanced personal protection. The system deploys a series of sounders along a perimeter route that emit non-verbal cues, which evacuees intuitively know to follow to reach an exit. The system operates very effectively in all conditions, particularly in smoke-filled environments where visual signage would be difficult, if not impossible, to see.