Deaf Message Service (DMS) is a new fire safety product that informs the deaf or hard of hearing when a fire alarm sounds in a public place and helps employers comply with the Disability Discrimination Act

When a deaf or hard of hearing person enters a building where the service is installed, they will see clear signage asking them to text a location code to the DMS number. Once that text has been sent, the person will be connected to the service for that location.

When a fire alarm sounds, the DMS controller unit, which is hardwired into the fire panel, triggers a process that within seconds sends a text message to all people connected to
that location.

The advantage of DMS, says the manufacturer, is its simplicity - a DMS controller unit can normally be installed in under half an hour and, unlike pager systems, it utilises what people already have with them, namely a mobile phone.

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