The Intelligent Choice for Call Points and AV Devices
A Comprehensive Range of Activation Devices
Advanced Intelligent AV Technology for Systems Integration
New Conventional AV Technology for Fast Installation and Safe Evacuation
KAC Alarm Company is the World’s largest manufacturer of manual call points and evacuation devices used in commercial fire and security systems.
With over 40 years industry experience, we are one of the longest serving brands in emergency evacuation safety and we protect the lives of millions of people globally every year with our intelligent solutions.
We understand that in an emergency every second counts and this is why we innovate intelligent, high-performance devices that guarantee fast and safe evacuation. Our comprehensive range of call points is designed to support diverse industries and customers including hazardous areas, marine environments, smoke vent and mains voltage applications.
We also have one of the widest ranges of AV devices,including new high performance features and compliance with the latest standards for VADs.
Trust your safety to the definitive experts in AV and manual call points.
KAC was founded in 1972 and has manufactured over 35 million call points over the last 40 plus years.
As pioneers of emergency evacuation safety, we innovated the modern “break glass” device concept, revolutionising the industry and creating the platform now used by all manufacturers. Since then, we have consistently set the bar for call point and AV safety product innovation.
Our ethos is to not only meet market needs, but set the industry standard for call point and AV product innovation, and this is a commitment we have honored for over 40 years.
We started as a one man operation and have grown into an international business, employing 170 people at our state of the art manufacturing facility in Redditch.
Why Choose KAC
• Expert customer service
• Bespoke OEM solutions
• Dedicated support team
• Rigorous quality control
• High grade materials
• Continuous improvement processes
• On time delivery
• Flexible order quantities
• Bespoke packaging
Extensive Product Range
• Products for all applications
• Bespoke branding options
• Integrated customer protocols
Ease of Installation
• Fast engineer friendly installation
• First fix option
• Robust design
Mark Thomson, KAC Marketing Manager, outlines the importance of the new standard for Visual Alarm Devices effective January 2014
"Many electrical contractors are aware of the profits available when installing fire detection systems in commercial premises... However, from 01 January 2014 specifiers and contractors need to be aware of an important change when tendering for new fire system work."
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It is 40 years since we innovated the break glass call point as we know it today.
Operations Leader Russull McNamara, Marketing Manager Mark Thomson and company founder Ron Reid, outline how the call point and AV markets have developed over the last 40 years, and review the future challenges facing manufacturers in responding to the rapid evolution of legislative and market needs.
The activation of a fire detection system is achieved either automatically, initiated by a detector, or through a manual call point or pull station.
Although the manual devices are very different in their design and operation, they are both the only Human Machine Interface, HMI, mechanism that an occupant of a building can use to activate the fire alarm system.
This article explains how call points have evolved in recent years.
KAC Devices for Security Applications • June 2015
Shedding light on the new EN54-23 standard
40 Years of Manufacturing Excellence
The manual call point, the human fire detection system
Fast Installation, Safe Evacuation
Our NEW ENscape Range sets the standard for EN54-3 and
EN54 23 compliant conventional AV warning devices for use in fire detection systems.
Offering fast installation and safe evacuation for all building occupants, through high performance technology, ENscape reduces costs for contractors and improves the effectiveness of Audible Visual (AV) alarm devices for end-users.
• Full compliance to EN54-23, EN54-3, CPR and RoHS
• Consistent light coverage at any orientation
• High performance sound output - 32 approved tones
• Wall and ceiling mount for flexible deployment
• Choice of red or white optical flash
• Flexible installation and engineer-friendly design features
New Conventional AV Range
NEW ENscape Beacon Selection Guide
To help define your conventional beacon requirements in line with the new VAD standard, we have developed an easy to use online guide. Simply enter the room dimensions and ambient light and the tool will help guide your selection. The guide uses adobe Shockwave player, The latest version can be downloaded Here
CLICK HERE to open the tool.
New Intelligent EN54-23 Approved VAD Now Available!
Safe Evacuation for All
We have extended our market-leading AV range with the launch of the new
EN54-23 certified Intelligent Visual Alarm Device (VAD).
Approved to EN54-23 C & W categories, the new intelligent ceiling or wall mount VAD utilizes a universal base for enhanced installation flexibility. It is ideal for a variety of applications including those where ambient noise is high and the deaf or people with hearing difficulties may be alone.
CLICK HERE to download full product information.