PA, Evacuation & Mass Notification

Mass Notification & PA Systems

Internal Mass Notification – PA & Paging

Our specialists can advise and implement the most suitable system for your organisation.

We provide Public Address (PA) or Paging “Tannoy” systems, fixed or PA over IP (networked audio), to suit your requirements.

Systems are typically used internally for Voice Evacuation, Fire and Refuge Alarms, customer facing Induction Loop, Paging, Background Music, Sound Masking or clear Conference and Classroom audio delivery.

We are also experienced with Discussion Systems, including Soundfield for Classrooms. Other Education solutions, include School Emergency Lockdown and Bell Timing systems.

We’re an authorised Bose Pro Public Address Partner for PA installation ensuring the quality of the audio sound experience is of the highest importance, such as background music for restaurants and retail areas.

With the expertise and capability to provide communications solutions across industry and vertical markets, we are focused on ensuring that one size does not fit all and that any solution proposed for your business is the right one for your specific needs.

PA and Paging over IP

An exciting development in Public Address Systems is PA/Paging over IP.

With traditional systems audio is made through dedicated cabling, fixing the component to the system. PA and paging over IP frees you from this cabling, offering more flexibility.

To establish a PA over IP Paging System you can utilise and integrate it with your existing VoIP network or create a standalone Ethernet set up just for your Paging System.

With PA over IP, as the need for cables is removed, with good planning, you can have PA anywhere. Speakers can be deployed wherever the network extends, and enabled to allow staff to put a call out over the public address system speakers via the telephone.

They can be moved, added to or removed with ease.

Internal & External Crisis Mass Notification

AtHoc, Military Grade, Networked Crisis/Critical Communication Application

AtHoc Alert™ is a comprehensive end-to-end emergency notification system that unifies all communication modalities to alert everyone you care about with a single click. Using a single web-based console or smartphone/tablet, emergency managers can provide two-way communication across the entire enterprise or community to virtually any device with real-time speed and assured reach.

Cross Device – Notify Anyone, Anywhere, on Any Device

  • Utilise market-leading tools that streamline your communication from pre-configured templates and custom fields, to geolocation targeting, teleconferencing and many more
  • Integrate your entire crisis communications from access controls and social media to fire panels, sirens, mobile app, desktop, two-way radios and even wearable devices
  • Implement secure public cloud or our patented hybrid deployment to maximise security and privacy while gaining scale and flexibility
  • Leverage enterprise capabilities to delegate system management to local points of contacts (PoCs) while maintaining control and simplify contact management with LDAP integration and self-service portal

AtHoc’s Networked Crisis Communication: Up Close

Crisis communication that only goes one way is yesterday’s technology for businesses where personnel safety is paramount.. With AtHoc, once an alert or message is issued, the people and organisations you care about can respond and interact with the crisis management team. This cutting-edge solution features four key capabilities:

Alert

Communicate with the people you care about across all channels networked computers, mobile devices, PA, sirens, radios, fire panels and digital displays with predefined procedures and two-way communication

Enable every individual in your organisation to communicate and interact 24/7. Anywhere, anytime, from any personal device: mobile phone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer, IP phone, email, text, interface and pager.

Per role and permissions, share map-based situational awareness: e.g., incident location and evacuation route

Collect

Individuals can sound an alarm to alert emergency managers of their location and status then attach photos, video and geo-location of the situation

A single click permits mobile workers to communicate from virtually anywhere

First responders can provide real-time feedback from the field, bringing vital ground- zero insights to the emergency operations centre

Account

Readiness personal accountability (PA), which ensures that geographically dispersed personnel are continuously accounted for and always ready to perform assigned duties

Operational PA, which lets field personnel communicate directly with HQ, so their location and status are always known

Post-Event PA, in which to accelerate operational recovery the system alerts individuals and sends a request for personnel status.

Proxy PA, in which a leader is aware of each team member’s status and reports it to the crisis management team

Connect

Because no crisis happens in isolation, AtHoc enables your organisation to communicate with other emergency management entities a critical and industry- leading advantage. Unifies and integrates your crisis communication system with the community you care about.

Easily see and manage connected organisations. When a critical event occurs, communicate and share essential information to prepare, respond and restore.

All organisations can connect to and benefit from AtHoc Connect even if they’re not AtHoc customers. This promotes and empowers the connected community to manage emergency situations.

AtHoc Mobile App.

The AtHoc Notifier™ mobile app delivers reliable crisis communication anywhere: on your laptop, mobile phone or tablet. Report incidents, obtain situational awareness or launch geo-tagged, rich media alerts.

AtHoc Cloud.

AtHoc’s advanced system architecture supports flexible cloud deployment choices, optimised to your organisation’s security, privacy and integration requirements. AtHoc is offered via SaaS (public cloud), on-premise (private cloud) or a hybrid private/public configuration.

Watch a Recent Video of a Webinar Broadcast Explaining AtHoc

School Emergency Lockdown

Effective & Immediate ‘One Button’ School Security Communications

School Security Alert System

If your facility should face an intruder threat or similar crisis situation you need to simplify and automate the emergency protocol as much as possible to take into account the pressure or panic that may affect human input.

One Button Alert will relay a pre-determined alarm tone or message over the school-wide public address system, informing staff and pupils to initiate the pre-rehearsed school emergency lockdown procedure. If preferred you can tigger an alert to the mobile phones or desktops of staff members and allow them to follow your pre-determined proceedure to reduce panic among pupils.

You can install as many panic buttons as deemed necessary, with software that will indicate from where the emergency alert has originated.

Mix PA and Mass Notification applications for the ultimate emergency lockdown solution.

Trigger notification via the web or a phone call using a landline phone, IP phone, computer or mobile device

Send voice, audio and text notification to a variety of personal and mass communication devices

Recipients acknowledge messages by replying via their channel and device of choice

Admin runs real-time reports on broadcast progress: confirmed, unconfirmed, failed

Multi-Purpose PA System

Although purpose built to satisfy the possibility of a crisis situation the system will double as a fully-functioning PA and Paging system, allowing you to use it for:-

  • Basic PA & Paging purposes
  • Automated Class Change Scheduling/Bell Timing
  • Music Broadcast

In a crisis situation the Emergency Alert System takes priority of any other usage. The other applications within the system can be set to operate in across sites and/or selected areas only, for example, you have the ability to exclude a hall in use for exams, etc.

This system is fully cabled with optional battery back-up to ensure continuous uptime. In additional to permanently sited ‘Panic Buttons’ staff can also be issued with portable, wireless buttons to activate a lockdown.

PA & Mass Notification Case Studies can be found here…

School Safety – Your Questions Answered

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