Adaptive evacuation

Safer, quicker evacuation - Improving the safety of evacuation routes

Adaptive signage enables building owners to direct people out of the building in the safest way as and when the nature of the threat changes. The danger posed by fires, acts of terrorism and natural disasters will change as the event unfolds; Eaton's adaptive evacuation signage allows building occupants to be redirected to the safest exit route available should such an event occur.


Central power supply white paper

This white paper provides guidance and information relating to the correct selection and application of emergency lighting central power supplies.

The difference between static, dynamic and adaptive emergency lighting*

Research into crowd behaviour and advances in scenario-modelling technology have highlighted the need for evacuation strategies that are more adaptable to differing circumstances.

Building upon decades of expertise in the delivery of life safety systems, Eaton has developed a highly innovative adaptive evacuation system.

*According to ZVEI Explanatory leaflet on Adaptive Escape Routing - 33013:2017-01


Exit sign luminaries designate the escape route out of the building always in the same direction, independently of a danger situation.


Exit sign luminaries block unsafe escape routes in evacuation situations, thereby guiding people evacuating the building via safe escape routes.


Exit sign luminaries block unsafe escape routes and release these as soon as they become safe again. This enables adaptive response to changing risks (e.g in case of fire or attacks).

See the Adaptive Evacuation system in action with our quick one minute overview

See the Adaptive Evacuation system in action with our quick one minute overview

With buildings now more technologically sophisticated than ever before, and more people travelling to new and unfamiliar places, it’s important to know how safe evacuation technologies are constantly evolving.

John Robb, Commercial Buildings Segment Director, Eaton