Evacuation Alert Systems


Introducing EVAC-ALERT – C-TEC’s BS 8629:2019+A1:2023 compliant evacuation alert system specifically designed to assist the fire and rescue services in evacuating high-rise residential buildings in fire emergencies. British-built and comprising a range of evacuation alert panels, single and multi-way flat interface units, self-testing evacuation alert sounders and Equality Act-compliant visual indicators and vibrating pillow pads, EVAC-ALERT facilitates the safe and orderly evacuation of buildings containing flats.

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Key Features


Powered by C-TEC’s powerful CAST open protocol technology


Comprises a comprehensive range of C-TEC UK manufactured evacuation alert panels supplied in robust GERDA manufactured vandal-resistant cabinets to STS 205 and EN 1303 as required by BS 8629


Manual controls allow firefighters to operate evacuation alert devices located inside flats on a zone by zone or floor by floor basis


Facilitates the safe and orderly evacuation of a building should Stay Put / Defend in Place fail or if the FRS cannot bring enough resources to an incident.


Multiple evacuation panels can be interconnected for larger installations and to reduce wiring costs


Wide range of flat interface units – single way and four way (extendable to 8 way) versions to accommodate new build and retro-fit installations


Multiple evacuation alert devices including self-testing 100dB sounders (allowing tests to be carried out by service personnel without having to enter flats), visual indicators and vibrating pillow pads for Equality Act compliance


ENVISION© Enabled – fully compatible with C-TEC’s dynamic cloud based data management software which can be used to provide duty holders with a verifiable audit trail of system activity & device testing


Utilises the same technology as a C-TEC simultaneous-evacuation system – if such a system is fitted as a temporary measure in a tower block with flammable cladding, it can easily be converted to an EVAC-ALERT system once the cladding has been removed – very cost-effectively!


Reliable hard-wired technology (scroll down to download a copy of C-TEC’s white paper on the suitability of radio alarm devices on evacuation alert systems).

Case Studies

Here are just two of the 100+ sites where Evac-Alert is providing vital facilities that the fire and rescue services can call on should a building need evacuating.

Delaney Heights, Salford

Joyce Newman House, London

Attend the seminar

Want to know more about EVAC-ALERT or the standard that calls for such systems? Why not attend our free CPD certified ‘Guide to BS 8629 Evacuation Alert Systems’ seminar – available online or, subject to numbers, at your premises.

Email evac-alert@c-tec.co.uk for details.

Download the White Paper

C-TEC has produced a White Paper exploring the suitability and implications of using EN54-25 certified radio alarm devices on BS 8629 evacuation alert systems compared to BS 5839-1 fire detection and alarm systems. Click below to download a copy.

Ready to specify

Seen enough and want to include EVAC-ALERT in your next high-rise residential project? Download our EVAC-ALERT consultant’s specification here. Remember if you need any further guidance C-TEC’s technical sales team is here to help. Simply email evac-alert@c-tec.co.uk and we’ll be in touch.

EVAC-ALERT Product Demonstration

Click below to see a short Evac-Alert product demonstration from C-TEC’s Projects Director Andy Scott.

Evacuation Alert Systems