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The Visiplex AlertWave™ Wireless Emergency Notification System helps you reach people across your facility during emergency situations. Providing instant audio/visual alerts and mass notification messaging, this system helps keep everyone safe, protected and informed. The AlertWave system offers a variety of emergency alert options, ranging from a simple panic button to a desktop base station supporting thousands of wireless PA speakers, beacon lights and LED message boards with text messaging capabilities.

Wireless Emergency Notification System

Advanced Wireless Emergency Notification System

The AlertWave emergency notification system offers, in addition to wireless voice paging, many additional features, such as:  SMS text notifications, public visual alerts, text messaging to LED message boards, automated emergency alerts and more. In addition, this system is capable of monitoring multiple wireless panic buttons to initiate a facility-wide, audio-visual emergency alert.

To learn more about the VS4820 paging base station – click here.
To select wireless PA speakers to match your needs – click here.
To select wireless LED message boards – click here.
To select wireless visual alert devices – click here.
To select wireless wall-mounted/wearable panic buttons – click here.

Direct Wireless Emergency Alert System

Visiplex offers a variety of wireless panic buttons that are designed to initiate emergency alerts, activate an audio-visual event or send a detailed message to LED message boards. These panic buttons are offered as a fixed, wall-mounted device or as a wearable pendant or belt clip device.

To select wireless wall-mounted/wearable panic buttons – click here.
To select wireless PA speakers to match your needs – click here.
To select wireless LED message boards – click here.
To select wireless visual alert devices – click here.

Wireless Emergency Alert System

FAQ

Wireless emergency alert system will always be more cost effective when compared with a hard wired system given the costly wiring that could be a major part of the overall system installation cost. Foe example, a basic alert system that include a CT157 wall-mounted panic button and a single VNS2620 wireless PA speaker, will cost about $450. Expanded emergency notification system that include a VS4820 base station, handset and a single VNS2620 wireless PA speaker will start at $1600. The actual cost of each wireless alert system solution is mostly based on the amount of PA speakers, LED message boards and beacon lights that are needed to provide full area coverage.

A Visiplex wireless emergency notification system can cover a small commercial building up to an entire town with one transmitter! The Visiplex systems uses a FCC approved paging band to send the voice and data information to all of its wirelessly controlled devices and use the needed transmission power, to provide full coverage to any facility size. Visiplex systems are installed in some of the largest commercial sites, universities, medical centers and government facilities in the country utilizing one transmitter to provide full radio transmission coverage.

A wireless alert system coverage is impacted by construction materials, certain shielded areas, antenna positioning, antenna height and overall transmitter power. For example, an small commercial building of up to 10,000 SF, could be covered with a low-power transmitter. A large or multi level building such as high school will need a medium power transmitter. A large area or multi-building site will require a high power transmitter. To get a better idea about your system power needs, please call our sales representatives.

Most of Visiplex wireless systems can be installed without the need of professional installers. Since the entire system is wireless, all of the remote components such as speakers, message boards, intercom stations and visual alert devices, can be installed without any professional assistance – connecting to AC power or POE power source is all that needed. A desktop base station system that use an indoor antenna can be installed with a simple magnetic antenna mounting procedure. If your system is designed to cover a large area, it is recommended to use a professional installer to install the transmitter antenna on the roof, and choose the best location for the transmitter. If you need or choose to install the system by a professional, Visiplex can offer professional installation services by our staff or recommend one of our resellers in your area.

Visiplex offers a built-in power backup option to most of its wireless products to ensure full functionality during power outage situations. It is recommended that all other system components such as the base station and external transmitters will be equipped with a power backup UPS.

One of the most significant advantages of a wireless alert system is the ability to add more wireless devices and expand the system as needed. For example, a basic alert system system can later be expanded to provide additional coverage by adding wireless PA speakers, LED message boards can be added for text messaging, wireless beacon lights can be added for public visual alerts, and more.

Visiplex is an experienced wireless product manufacturer for over 25 years. Visiplex uses its expertise to provide an elegant adaptation of proven wireless, high powered and FCC approved technology into a selected line of speakers, 2-Way intercom stations, LED message boards, beacon lights, clocks and more. Visiplex offers an expanded line of competitively priced products suitable for installations ranging from small grade schools that require a small wireless system, to large university centers and industrial complexes needing a powerful networked wireless system with thousands of wirelessly controlled devices. As a well known manufacturer, Visiplex has hundreds of resellers nationwide that can provide professional installation and maintenance services, if required. With more than 20,000 installations nationwide, Visiplex’s customer base is very large and makes choosing us a simple choice.
All Visiplex products are field-tested, use UL approved parts and are compliant with Department of Defense United Facilities Criteria (UFC), speech intelligibility (STI-PA) standard 2003 IEC 60268-16, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), OSHA, ADA, and NFPA standards and codes.

All Visiplex products can be ordered directly from us or a reseller in your area. You can call (847) 229-0250 to talk to our sales representatives, order online using our website www.visiplex.com or E-mail your order to sales@visiplex.com.

AlertWave™ Emergency Notification System for Instant Alerts and Mass Notifications

  • Provide audio-visual emergency alerts throughout your facility, regardless of size
  • Send emergency notifications quickly and easily from a main base station or over the phone
  • Enhance safety with automated weather alerts and panic button wall-mounted stations
  • Add wireless PA speakers, LED message boards and beacon lights to improve safety and efficiency

  • Easy system expansion, relocation and cost-effective wireless installation

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The main advantages of the Visiplex AlertWave™ system:

Visiplex’s AlertWave™ is the premier solution for wireless emergency notification system applications, providing an effective means of audible and visual alerts for virtually any facility, regardless of size. This emergency notification system eliminates the need to rely on costly outside, subscriber-based services that may still operate by slow and ineffective phone, text or e-mail technologies.

In the event of an emergency situation such as severe weather, natural disasters, civil emergencies or acts of terror, an emergency notification system is a must. College campuses, schools, commercial plants, industrial complexes, residential communities and government facilities all demand the ability to communicate with the masses. Through instant, well-directed live or pre-recorded voice messages, the AlertWave™ mass notification system instructs people on how to react to a variety of emergency situations.

When compared to other emergency notification technologies, the main advantages of the AlertWave system are:

  • Wireless Design – When compared to any wired solutions, the AlertWave system is fully wireless, making installation, expansion and relocation of speakers, LED message boards and beacon lights, easy and cost effective. Based on one central transmitter, the system can provide an effective means of audible and visual notification for virtually any facility, regardless of size.
  • Zone Specific Alerts – The biggest disadvantage of emergency notification systems that are based on email, text or phone alerts, is the inability to instantly alert everyone in a specific area/zone and instruct them what to do. In addition, these type of systems are based on a subscriber database, so people on site that are not on the database, without their phones, phones are muted or without reception – could not be notify. The AlertWave system is capable of issuing audio-visual alerts to any indoor/outdoor specific area, zone, room, floor or building, notifying only those who needed to be alert, and instruct them what to do based on their location.

  • Live Voice Announcements – Emergency notification solutions that are based on text, email, phone or local Fire Alarm system, are lacking the ability to provide live voice announcements to notify about an emergency situation and keep people updated during and after the emergency event. The AlertWave system provide administrators with the ability to make a live voice announcements from the base station microphone or over the phone, telling people what just happened, instruct them how to react and provide real time updates.
  • Remote Device Supervision – Emergency notification system that uses IP network, wired speakers or local fire alarm system, can’t provide real time status of each speakers, LED message boards and beacon lights. Scheduled  routine tests are lengthy and requires dedicated staff members, resulting in high maintenance costs. The AlertWave system offers a unique supervision feature for each of its wireless speakers, message boards and beacon lights. From the system base station, an administrator can find out the current status of each remote device, or generate a daily status report for all devices on site.

  • System Expansion & Device Relocation – The AlertWave system is based on a modular design, where remote devices such as wireless PA speakers, LED message boards and beacon lights, can be installed or relocated individually, requiring an AC outlet, POE or solar power to operate. Expanding the system is simple as adding more wireless devices to provide full coverage throughout the facility, regardless of size.

  • Voice Intelligibility – Most emergency notification systems that are based on IP, fire alarm system or high-power outdoor speakers, offers a very poor voice intelligibility, due to poor network performance (IP based), limited speaker size (IP & fire alarm speakers) or over driven audio (outdoor high-power speakers). The AlertWave system speakers are designed to provide the right level of audio for the specific area they are installed, providing even distribution of voice messages with minimal distortion and according to OSHA guidance.

  • Connectivity & Power Backup – Emergency notification systems must keep operating during power outage,  network down time and cell tower overload. The AlertWave system is using a certified, user dedicated, FCC approved RF band for minimal interference and reliable communications, without being dependent on wired or wireless network connection. Each of Visiplex wireless PA speakers or LED message boards is offered with a built-in power backup option, that will provide many hours of operation, during power outage situations.