Emergency lighting ensures that people can safely exit your building in an emergency.

Emergency lights and emergency exit lighting are installed in your building to light escape routes in the event of a power cut or mains failure. Emergency lights automatically turn on during mains failure and using battery backup they light egress routes.

Emergency lighting is required to operate fully automatically and give illumination to enable people to evacuate the premises safely – not in complete darkness!

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It is a requirement for most buildings that are compliant to the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) to have lighting and signage on all escape routes in an emergency.

Emergency lighting and emergency exit lighting are listed on your building compliance schedule as:

  • SS4 Emergency lighting systems

  • SS14/2 Signs for systems

  • SS15/4 Signs for communicating information intended to facilitate evacuation

FSS has your emergency lighting and exit lighting sorted

Fire Security Services will take care of all your emergency and exit lighting requirements. From routine compliance inspections and service works, right through to system design and installations – Fire Security have the skills you need to get your job done.

Emergency lighting and exit lighting building compliance

  • Monthly routine inspections for central battery systems.

  • Six monthly routine inspections for single point battery backup systems.

  • Annual routine inspections for central battery and single point battery systems.

  • Monthly and annual inspections for all signs related to specified systems.


Did you know that if your system has been upgraded to a single point system where each emergency light has its own backup battery, you are only required to complete 6 monthly inspections of the lights? If your routine inspection frequency is still monthly, it is very likely your compliance company has not updated your compliance schedule to reflect the upgrade. Fire Security Services can update your compliance schedule with a Form 11 issued to your local territorial authority/council and decrease your routine inspection frequency – saving you time and money!

Emergency lighting and exit lighting service and installation

Here at Fire Security Services, we offer the following emergency lighting and exit lighting services:

  • Emergency lighting & exit lighting upgrades – central system to single point system.

  • Emergency lighting & exit lighting design.

  • Emergency lighting & exit lighting changes – additions to suit new layout.

  • Emergency lighting & exit lighting replacements, replacing old and damaged lights to new LED type fittings.

  • Emergency lighting & exit lighting fault finding, repair damaged and faulty circuits.

  • COC electrical code compliance certificate issued for works completed on your systems.

  • Reactive call outs – 24/7 service to all regions.

  • Remedial works following compliance inspections.

  • Emergency lighting & exit lighting installations – everything from small systems right through to multi circuit programmable systems for large commercial / industrial applications.

Emergency and exit lighting experts

Our team of trained technicians includes qualified electricians and qualified IQP’s who are experts at servicing and installing your emergency lighting systems. Fire Security Services use supervised and qualified staff to complete our works, this reduces risk and ensures we are operating under legislative requirements – keeping everyone safe.

Fire Security Services is your one stop shop solution when it comes to all your fire protection and building compliance requirements. We take great pride in knowing that our solutions offer complete peace of mind and that peace of mind, doesn’t need to cost the earth. FSS are a passionate team of likeminded individuals who thrive on exceeding customer expectations and our team are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to service your needs.