Synagogue Emergency Alert System

A CASE STUDY

Synagogue Emergency Alert System
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Congregation Shearith Israel Wireless Emergency Alert System

THE CHALLENGE

Congregation Shearith Israel Synagogue was founded in 1904 and serves more than 350 families in Atalanta, Georgia. Jodi B. Salomon, the executive director, was in need of an indoor/outdoor emergency notification system and worked with the local Dekalb County Police Department on their system requirements. The main goals were to improve safety and overall efficiency with a system that can offer instant emergency public alerts, daily PA voice paging, remote phone access, easy installation and simple operation.

THE SOLUTION

Synagogue Emergency Alert System

Visiplex proposed a solution that consisted of a VS4810 wireless paging base station for the main office, a VS101-25 high-power transmitter for complete synagogue building RF coverage, 8 VNS2620 wireless PA speakers with beacon lights for the indoor areas, 2 VNS2204-7 Wireless PA Horn Speakers for the outdoor areas, and 3 CT-104 portable wireless panic buttons that can instantly initiate one of four pre-programmed voice messages.

Also included with the wireless base station was a telephone line interface for overhead paging and instant activation of pre-programmed voice messages from any phone.

The proposed system was fully wireless, eliminating the need to run costly cabling, and only requiring an AC outlet for each wireless PA speaker to operate. The total cost of the complete system was approximately $7,500.

THE RESULTS

  • Emergency alerts and daily PA announcements can be initiated from the main office to specific rooms, zones or entire indoor/outdoor areas.
  • Security and authorized staff members can use panic buttons to initiate a facility-wide alert within seconds.

  • Overhead paging announcements and instant public alerts can be made over the phone.
  • Fully expandable system allowing for indoor/outdoor PA speakers to be easily added or relocated.

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