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Mass Warning Siren Systems

Applications:

  • Natural Disaster Warning - Bushfire, Flood, Cyclone, Earthquake, and Tsunamis
  • Public Safety, Community and Campus Warning
  • Mine Blast Warning, Industrial Site and Nuclear Facility Evacuation,
  • Site Security

Early warning for an immediate threat or impending catastrophic event can mean the difference between successful escape or entrapment for people in hazardous environments or disaster prone areas. Similarly, companies, utilities, and government agencies may need to notify staff and general public about operational events in open areas on a per event basis such as emergency drills or regularly scheduled events such as mine blasting.

The two main types of Mass Warning Sirens are:

  • Electromechanical – typically Cyclone Sirens
  • Electronic – High Powered Speaker Arrays (HSPA’s)

Mass Warning Sirens are often referred to as: Community Warning Sirens Systems, Large Area Warning Systems, Outdoor Warning Sirens, Base Audible Alert Systems, and of course Mass Warning Siren Systems. These names, rightly or wrongly, are all used interchangeably and they all refer to the same type of system with the only distinction being whether they are Electromechanical or Electronic devices. Electromechanical Sirens are only capable of generating a limited range of audible tones, whilst Electronic Sirens are capable of both tone and voice messages.

Mass Warning Sirens save lives, save time, and save money.

The applications for Mass Warning Sirens are wide and varied:

  • Natural Disaster Warning - Bushfire, Flood, Cyclone, Earthquake, and Tsunamis

These are typically large, multi-siren installations that cover specific geographical or community areas (such as towns, flood zone, or coastal region). Usually they are interfaced with emergency services systems and can take trigger information from external monitoring systems like flood gauges.

  • Public Safety, Community and Campus Warning

With recent attempts at terrorist activities, government and public agencies are increasingly looking for methods of rapidly warning or instructing large areas of the population or an entire campus during these incidents. Mass Warning Sirens are able to effectively get messages and instructions’ across clearly to maintain public order and safety.

  • Mine Blast Warning, Industrial Site and Nuclear Facility Evacuation,

The Commercial and Industrial environments also see applications for Mass Warning sirens. Mines have strict procedures to clear blast areas and account for personnel and public during blasting and emergency evacuations. This can be achieved effectively by employing Mass Warning Sirens in conjunction with current radio communications systems. Industrial and Nuclear facilities utilise Mass Warning Sirens to quickly and clearly notify and manage personnel if an incident occurs.

  • Site Security

Correctional facilities, hospitals, and schools use Mass Warning Sirens to direct large numbers of people during incidents.

CommsGlobal can design a Siren system specifically tailored to your requirements. The system can be triggered via VHF/UHF radio, SMS, DTMF tone, POCSAG paging, satellite, or Ethernet. Power is supplied via either solar or mains depending on the site availability and activation requirements.

 

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CommsGlobal have spent considerable time researching Mass Warning Siren Systems from manufacturers and suppliers around the world and are proud to be associated with American Signal Corporation (ASC) to distribute and support their Siren Warning Systems in Australia.