When disaster strikes, your business’s first priority is to keep everyone inside safe. We at Building Systems Solutions understand this better than almost anyone. After all, our 25 years in the sound management business have taught us a thing or two.
To make sure everyone is safe, you will need a well-trained official to dispense timely emergency protocol. Better yet, you want an emergency warning system that will do it for you. Should you go that route, you’ll need to make sure your sound system is able to broadcast emergency messages intelligibly in the first place.
Getting an emergency system running is a technical and complicated process, but at Building Systems Solutions, we understand how to make the process simple. Let’s discuss the biggest factors we check for when we install emergency sound systems!
Factor One: Audibility
This might seem like common sense, but that’s why it’s worth mentioning. Any good sound management system checks out as far as audibility is concerned. Audibility is defined as how audible your emergency warning system or emergency paging system is – whether your staff and customers can hear it in the first place.
Our products excel in this respect. Innovative programming allows our systems to broadcast any given emergency message either through a single building or through a whole corporation.
We’re also able to send both single tones and emergency messages through cell phones and certain types of radios, meaning that crucial communication is audible no matter where your staff is.
Factor Two: Intelligibility
If audibility is how loudly the message is communicated, then intelligibility is how well your staff and customers can understand it. Intelligibility is as important in an emergency warning system as audibility. After all, how are your employees to take protective action if they do not know when or how it should be taken?
Clearly enunciated instructions prevent misunderstanding and keep your staff and clients safe. These instructions are especially important in a stressful emergency situation where judgment can be impaired and a guiding voice is crucial.
To ensure our systems are intelligible in your individual space, Building Systems Solutions tests for everything from ambient noises to reverberations. We care deeply about your staff and customers and strive to ensure our products protect them.
Factor Three: Visibility
Sometimes, an audible message is not enough. You may have some employees who have a hearing impairment and require a visual cue that there is an emergency. Using strobe lights and your audible warning system is a good way to alert all employees to danger.
Another method to improve your emergency warning system’s visibility is to include an automated messaging system. You can alert your employees to an emergency using an app or text messages. This ensures that your employees understand the severity of the emergency and follow the proper protocols for that emergency type.
Factor Four: Reliability
You must have a reliable emergency warning system in your building. When disaster strikes, you don’t want to endanger your employees’ lives by having a malfunctioning system.
Trying to save money by installing a subpar system will only cause problems when something happens, and the repercussions can be catastrophic. That’s why Building Systems Solutions helps customize your emergency warning system to suit your building’s needs.
Factor Five: Maps
Maps are essential to an emergency warning system. They are an important part of the communication with your employees about where to go and which route to take in case of an emergency.
In addition, guests who do not know your building will know what to do if something happens. Typically a map will include tornado shelter locations, fire exits, and the route to take to exit the building.
Factor Six: Simplicity
During an emergency situation, your crisis team shouldn’t have to fumble with a complicated system to alert building occupants to potential danger. You need an emergency warning system that is easy to use to promptly alert anyone in the building.
For Quality Emergency Warning Systems, Contact Building Systems Solutions Now
Show you care about your staff and customers with a top-notch, custom emergency sound system from Building Systems Solutions. To set a time for a product demonstration, or to request more information, contact us today at 763-502-1515.