One of the many security services offered by FiberPlus are emergency alert systems. These systems are typically located in public areas and provide an instant connection to fire departments, police, or relevant security officers that can respond to an emergency. These systems are useful tools that enable people to call for help quickly and efficiently. If you are curious about just what these systems can do, and where they can help, read on for more information on emergency alert systems.
Features of Emergency Alert Systems
Emergency alert systems are typically tall structures that stand alone as a stanchion or as a wall-mounted unit. These boxes are often painted brightly so they can be spotted easily from a distance. They feature a “mash button” that, when pushed, establishes hands-free communication with the relevant authority being alerted. When this button is pressed, it activates a beacon on the top of the unit designed to attract attention to the location.
Some units contain cameras so the emergency responders can view the immediate area. Some units may have outdoor speakers that allow multiple units to announce emergencies as they happen. The alert systems are designed to be waterproof and weatherproof and must be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure functionality when needed.
Where Emergency Alert Systems May Be Located
While emergency alert systems are becoming especially popular on college campuses, they can be placed in a number of public areas. These places can include stairwells, public swimming pools, fitness rooms, parking lots, and garages.
Emergency alert systems provide visitors to these spaces with a sense of security, knowing that they can instantly connect with an emergency responder.
Emergency Alert System Brand Names
At FiberPlus, we recommend two major brand names in the emergency alert system industry. Code Blue provides equipment for campus environments, and are suited to fit at entry points, heavy-traffic buildings, and open spaces.
Talk-A-Phone also provides security and life safety communication products, call boxes and phone emergency signaling among other services.
How Do These Systems Operate?
Emergency alert systems should, whenever possible, be powered locally from a 120volt power source and connected to a local phone line. However, if this is not possible, a unit can be powered by batteries charged by solar panels. Communications are then established by a cellular or radio signal.
Most of these units are part of a more extensive system connected to a central police or security office. When one unit is activated, the location will be brought up on a bit map of the covered area to facilitate the speedy response of emergency personnel further. An experienced company like FiberPlus can properly install and maintain your emergency alert systems so that they remain functional and beneficial for many years.
Get in Touch with FiberPlus
FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:
- Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
- Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
- Wireless Access Point installations
- Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
- Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
- Support Services
- Specialty Systems
- Design/Build Services
- UL2050 Certifications and installations for Secure Spaces
FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.
Have any questions? Interested in one of our services? Call FiberPlus today 800-394-3301, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our contact page. Our offices are located in the Washington, DC metro area, Richmond, VA, and Columbus, OH. In Pennsylvania, please call Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. at 814-259-3999.