Visual Alarm Device (VAD) Selection Guide

To help define your VAD requirements in line with the new EN54-23 standard, we have developed an easy to use online guide.
Simply enter the dimensions of your space and ambient light conditions and the tool will provide a guide to the appropriate number of devices*


To Start, Choose Your Fire System

About EN54-23

EN54-23 is a new European Fire Standard outlining the performance requirements for Visual Alarm Devices (VADs), It outlines minimum light output in order to ensure safe evacuation for all building occupants. Compliance became mandatory from January 2014.

EN54-23 affects all fixed installation pulsing or flashing devices that use software for their operation, e.g. LED, Xenon or rotating beacons.

* This tool is intended as a GUIDE only. Other factors such as room configuration will have an impact on the overall number of devices required.