natural disaster or severe weather can occur at any time. While regular tone
only sirens can do the job, consideration should be given to a voice option
ALERT and then
INFORM. Tourists, visitors and others may
not understand the significance of a tone only siren even if the local
populace has been trained on the meaning of certain types of tones.
The most effective way
to alert everyone is to issue a warning tone, followed with a clear,
powerful voice message . .
Whelen Engineering's two-step approach,
INFORM, eliminates confusion, restores order and ultimately saves
lives. Tone-only sirens fail to inform. The diverse populace of a local
community will not know what to do without the ability to inform.
Whelen Engineering's pre-recorded voice
message capability is unmatched. Distortion-free voice messages,
pre-recorded at the factory in studio like conditions, optimized for power
Voice messages as well as musical renditions of various lengths can be
recorded in digitally formatted audio for crystal clear reproduction and
intelligibility. Digital voice recordings in multiple languages.
Live public address. Deliver
critical communication specific to the event with the use of a microphone at
the emergency operations center.
Every community is different. A
community warning system can be customized to meet your needs.
Engineering's and Mid-State's approach to warning the public is
serious business. We will not compromise on quality. Unlike any other
alert system manufacturer, Whelen
Engineering's products are designed, preassembled, pre-wired and
tested at their facility in the United States to ensure product quality and reliability.
Town of Malta, NY
Malta uses 3 Whelen Vortex R4, 129db Warning Sirens
to provide the town alerting of weather and potential hazmat situations. The
sirens are activated by UHF radio.
Schoharie County chooses Mid-State Communications for its County Wide Flood
Schoharie County is using a combination of Whelen®
Outdoor Warning Sirens to alert residents in the flood plain of potential flooding.
In the extremely unlikely event of a dam failure or other flooding event all
sirens can be set off with a single short burst "all call" via radio from
the county E911 control center as well as a backup site.
||Siren layout and rough coverage area
The majority of the approximately $400,000 Outdoor Warning Siren system has sirens that are tone
alert but 3 sirens are voice alert. The voice alert sirens are used near
camp grounds where campers may be from outside the area and not aware of the
purpose of the tone alert. The voice siren will announce a prerecorded
message explaining the situation and provide instructions. The siren systems
are equipped with battery backup in the event of a power failure.
|Steve Barrie, Outdoor Warning Specialist inspects a Whelen Siren
prior to its installation.
The Flood Outdoor Warning Siren
System is just one of the county's public alerting methods and is a part of
its overall emergency preparedness plan. More information on this system can
be found at the
Schoharie County web site.
Bhutan's Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) Iridium®Based
Early Warning System
systems integrator has purchased 18 Whelen Omni OA-1 Sirens from Mid-State
Communications for use in the Royal
Government of Bhutan's flood warning system.
integrator designed the sirens to operate from an Iridium satellite phone
with solar and battery power.
Other Mid-State Communications customers
Outdoor Warning Sirens
Village of Mannville, Alberta, Canada
County of Monongalia, West Virginia
National Electric Light and Power
Honeywell for the United States Navy
Outdoor Warning Sirens are designed and proudly manufactured
in the USA!!
Outdoor Warning Siren systems will perform as
specified within the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) CPG-1-17,
Guidance for Outdoor Warning Systems.
Communication's Outdoor Warning Siren or High Power Voice System Specialist
can call or meet with your organization to design a specific Outdoor Warning
Siren or Voice Warning System that meets your needs.
Master Distributor we can provide a turnkey price with installation or
we can work with your local electrical contractor or radio dealer.
High Powered Voice Warning Systems, Outdoor
Warning Sirens, Campus Mass Notification Systems, Emergency Sirens, Student
Alert, Student Warning, Lockdown, Campus Alert, Fire Sirens, Public Warning
Sirens, Community Warning Sirens, Power Plant Emergency Warning Sirens,
Campus Safety Warning Sirens, Emergency Weather Warning Sirens and more.
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