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Alert Beacon

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Alert Beacons® are designed to serve campuses, military bases, and other large facilities that presently lack an in-building emergency notification system and where retrofitting a conventional voice public address system is impractical and cost prohibitive. Alert Beacons are most effective when wall-mounted in prominent locations throughout the facility. In the event of an emergency, these devices flash and sound to capture the attention of building occupants at a distance and display a custom message about the nature of the emergency and how to respond.

Key Features

  • Integrated: Designed to integrate with external devices, including LED marquee displays, panic buttons, and text-to-speech fire alarm interface

  • Interoperable: Unified activation with most other mass notification solutions via Common Alert Protocol (CAP) and open Alertus API

  • Reliable: Immediate response that is not dependent on congested cell phone towers or the Internet. Can be connected to the Alertus server via ethernet, WiFi, FM Radio, or pager

  • Affordable: A fraction of the cost of a conventional voice PA system with no recurring fees

  • ADA Compliant: Notifies everyone using both visible and audible alerts to accommodate the deaf and hard-of-hearing

  • Zoneable: Notifications can be sent to all or select Alert Beacons across facilities depending on whether the emergency event is isolated

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The Alert Beacons sound, flash, and display a message when an emergency notification is dispatched, which has established better communication and coordination between the Boston University and Boston Medical Center.
— Steve Morash, Director of Emergency Response Planning, Boston University

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  • Strobes: 8 High Intensity LED strobe clusters, 8 flash patterns; remotely configured and controlled; multi-color
  • Sounder: 8 tones; 106 decibel max; remotely configured and controlled
  • Communication Paths: PoE enabled Ethernet, FM Radio Subcarrier (RBDS), WiFi 802.11, Telemetry Paging
  • Security: AES encryption; proprietary secure protocol between server and Alert Beacons
  • LCD Viewing Distance: 10-15 feet
  • Power: Low voltage, 12-24 volts AC or DC; Power-over- Ethernet (PoE 802.3af) standard
  • Mounting: Secure wall-mount brackets for flush or surface mounting or desktop stand
  • Durability: High impact ABS polycarbonate blend
  • Battery Backup: 8-24 hr backup, automatically recharges
  • Programmable Buttons: Selectively enabled for acknowledgment and other special requirements; otherwise disabled
  • Code Compliance: NFPA72-2010, ADA, UFC-MNS, OSHA, FEMA, and FCC standards
  • Activation Methods: Alertus Activator (UI), third-party software via open API or CAP, ThreatWatcher automated alerts, and React (if configured)
  • Accessibility: On premise Windows-based server; user interface (UI) accessible on network and remotely if enabled
  • Warranty: Standard warranty plus optional 20-year warranty