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Buying an emergency light monitoring system? Think again.

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Words by Safety Path Support

November 8, 2021

February 10, 2021

Safety Path exit signs continue to improve safety while reducing costs, emissions and disruption for building managers and owners. This includes enabling building managers to eliminate costly emergency light monitoring systems that are used to monitor a building’s electric-battery exit signs.

Electric-Battery Exit Sign in Warehouse
Electric-Battery Exit Sign in Warehouse

With nearly 70 Bunnings stores already improving their safety and sustainability using Safety Path exit signs, Safety Path is now supplying its reliable life saving signs in a broader range of commercial and industrial buildings across Australia.

Recurring feedback from property managers is that the monitoring systems and software being used by major commercial building managers to monitor their exit sign fleet can cost more than refitting their buildings with Safety Path exit signs. If they did retrofit with Safety Path exit signs they could eliminate the need for the monitoring software – forever – and obtain many more savings as well.

The electric-battery exit sign industry incrementally eats away at budgets, with building managers often unaware of the true costs;

  • purchase and installation of every electric-battery exit sign
  • 6-monthly 90-minute inspections by a qualified electrician
  • regular purchase and installation of new signs to replace failed signs (every electric-battery exit sign is replaced on average every 3 years)
  • increased risk while waiting for broken/failed electric-battery exit signs to be replaced
  • disruption and risk to operations during the replacement process
  • disposal fees for eWaste.

When your exit sign fleet is large and failures frequent and disruptive, building managers install monitoring systems. That requires:

  • upgrading every exit sign to network versions
  • installing supporting networking IT to connect the signs (eg wifi or hardwiring)
  • licensing and installing appropriate software from the software supplier
  • internal resources or consultants to add every exit sign to the emergency light monitoring system.

Using a Safety Path Exit Sign with SmarterLite technology eliminates failure prone electric batteries from the exit sign. In fact, using Safety Path’s Environmental Exit Signs, there’s no electricity in the sign either.

With no electricity and no battery in Safety Path Environmental Exit Signs there’s no need for a monitoring system for exit signs at all. No emissions, nothing to break-down – a safer building, safer people, lower costs, no emissions and no eWaste.

If a sign is required in a darker area or room with energy saving lighting, then a Safety Path Hybrid LED Exit Sign that uses a low-powered high-efficiency LED can be used that uses dramatically less electricity than a traditional electric-battery exit sign, with simpler more reliable circuitry. High quality LED’s are used to reduce the chance of failure. You have reduced electricity consumption, reduced emissions and no battery to fail.

How do I avoid an expensive emergency light monitoring system?

Tell your electrician to install Safety Path exit signs whenever an electric-battery exit sign fails. Don’t accept excuses – if major Corporates across Australia are installing the technology, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be too.

Safety Path Exit Signs are commercially viable. Simply replacing failed electric-battery exit signs with Safety Path Exit Signs will eliminate electric-battery exit signs from your buildings within three to five years. And you will never need that emergency light monitoring system for your exit signs if using Safety Path Environmental Exit Signs.

If you are considering a new or upgraded emergency lighting monitoring system, then instead check out our range in our online store or give us a call on 1300 244 569 to find out how to save money.

Safety Path specialises in safety using world-leading Smarterlite technology that provides reliable light when you need it most – in an emergency.

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