Designing Emergency Warning & Paging Systems

Get a Custom Emergency Warning and Paging System for Your Space

The ability to quickly and clearly inform staff and visitors of an emergency is critical to ensuring the safety and security of all individuals within your facility. Intelligible announcements delivered through an emergency warning and paging system help to inform staff of the emergency situation and instruct them to calmly follow the proper procedures for that situation.

Our custom-designed emergency warning and paging systems are engineered for your facility’s unique needs, and are guaranteed to meet national and international codes regarding intelligibility. Keep your employees and customers informed and safe – contact us today to get started!

Features of Custom-Engineered Emergency Warning and Paging Systems

At Building Systems Solutions, we have over 25 years of experience designing customized emergency warning and paging systems for corporate clients, as well as industrial and manufacturing facilities. Our emergency warning and paging systems go beyond the typical siren and strobe light alarms to deliver clear, intelligible voice instructions.

In addition to their designated function as emergency communication devices, our emergency warning and paging systems are capable of playing background music and broadcasting important announcements during the normal work day.

All our systems are engineered using only the highest-performing components and are specifically designed to work in each facility’s unique environment and meet the OSHA and NFPA intelligibility standards. For more information, please reach out to us via phone or email.

The Benefits of Installing an Emergency Warning and Paging System
  • An emergency warning and paging system designed specifically for your space contributes to the safety of all your building’s occupants.
  • Emergency warning and paging systems go beyond the typical siren and strobe light alarms to deliver clear, audible voice instructions.
  • Studies have shown that audible and clear voice instructions are more effective than traditional siren alarms at keeping occupants informed and safe. Contact us today to get started!
Designing Emergency Warning Systems for a Multi-Building Campus

Our cutting-edge technology allows emergency warning systems to function both on-campus and off-site.

  • Our systems can be supervised and monitored over existing computer networks.
  • Emergency messages and signals can be distributed corporate-wide or to a single facility.
  • Single or multiple workstations can receive notifications of any failures within systems.
  • Computer-aided design software ensures that each building has a system that can deliver intelligible messages and tones throughout a facility or facilities and meet the latest safety codes.
  • Our systems can deliver messages and tones via two-way radios and cell phones, ensuring that employees are notified of emergency conditions through multiple communication systems wherever they are located on campus.

To receive more information on our intelligibility testing services for emergency warning and paging systems, or to book a testing please contact us via phone or email.

Intelligibility Testing

Two sound concepts contribute to an effective emergency warning system: audibility and intelligibility.

It is imperative that voice instructions are audible to all building occupants so they are informed and safe. The intelligibility of the emergency message is also essential to occupant safety. A message is intelligible if someone is able to understand the announcement, not just hear that a message is being broadcast.

In addition to audibility and intelligibility, several other factors contribute to the effectiveness of an employee warning system.

  • Background and ambient noises: Voice intelligibility is dependent on the level of background noise in your space. The more background noise that exists, the harder it will be for your building’s occupants to hear voice instructions. Factors that contribute to ambient noise include HVAC systems, mechanical and equipment rooms, printers, conversations, and mail rooms.
  • Echoes and reverberations: Echoes occur when speech bounces off hard surfaces and can make speech unintelligible, as can reverberation, which blurs words.
  • An ineffective loudspeaker system: Your current system may not be adequately powered to overcome existing background noise.

We will measure the impact of all of these factors in your space, then design a custom employee warning system that will emit audible and intelligible voice instructions. Contact us to get started!

Schedule a Testing

To receive more information about our emergency warning and paging systems, or to schedule an intelligibility testing, please contact us via phone or email.

Words From Satisified Customers

We have worked with BSS on several sound masking projects for our clients with successful results. The process begins with a well-designed layout and an accurate budget. That way the client knows exactly what they are getting and can adjust as needed. Their team is responsive and great to work with during the install process. After install BSS schedules a tutorial with the client on how to use their new sound masking system. Because BSS is a leader in product and design the client receives an intuitive system thus another satisfied client.

Heather Weerheim
Greiner Construction