Emergency warning systems are integral parts of many businesses’ safety systems. They enable everything from the safe evacuation of employees and customers in case of a natural disaster to the safe direction of those people during the process.


As crucial as these systems can be, not many people know how they work. Despite the OSHA regulations that govern these systems, and the various standards that these systems must meet, such as ISO standards, the finer workings of the machines that meet these regulations and standards remains a mystery to many outside of the industry.


As experts in sound management, Building Systems Solutions knows emergency warning systems like the back of our hands. Though as complicated as these systems can be, we firmly believe that it’s important for businesses in all industries to know a bit about them for the sake of the safety of their employees. We explain the basic parts of an emergency warning system below.

All Emergency Warning Systems are Individuals

Every company makes these machines a little bit differently. Even within the same make of machine, there exist customizable features that make every emergency warning system unique. Therefore, we can’t speak for every emergency warning system in existence when we talk about the way this technology works. However, we can specifically discuss a few features present in our emergency warning systems and what purpose these features serve.


●        A console | From here, a designated tone or message is activated and broadcast throughout your facility. Some consoles, like the ones we offer, can even be distributed through multiple buildings.

●        A speaker system | What good is an audio message if nobody can hear it? Our speaker systems play your designated message or sound loud and clear, which motivates your employees and customers to act.

●        A computer system that serves as a control panel | This system is set up to make system adjustments and to keep an eye on your emergency warning system for problems.

●        Extra capabilities | Certain emergency warning systems, like ours, might even support a text-message or radio function. The applications of the technology used in emergency warning systems are nearly limitless.


Curious about Emergency Warning Systems? We at Building Systems Solutions would be Glad to Help you Out

We’re a Blaine provider of everything from emergency warning systems to emergency paging systems. We’d be thrilled to show you what our technology can do for your business. Give us a call now at 763-502-1515.