Responsive voice alarms versus traditional alarms

Responsive voice alarms versus traditional alarms

Different establishments have different emergency procedures to match the demands of either their services, business or the architecture of their building, however, voice alarm systems have much more engagement than traditional alarms.

In the following article, we look at a comparison between a typical sound alarm system versus a newer voice alarm system.

A typical sound alarm system is loud and ear-catching, perfect to act as a deterrent in any given situation, startling trespassers, burglars or any potential threat actors, however, these alarm systems cannot convey any information apart from exclamation.

During a more complex situation, such as a fire scenario, voice alarms need to calmly direct individuals from one location to another, reassuring them to stay in line, not to use the elevators and guiding individuals into the hands of first responders on the scene.

A voice system is also better suited to a more complex establishment, being able to give tailored messages to suit hotels, football stadiums, schools and more.

The flexibility of a voice system means that it may take somewhat longer to set up within an establishment, however, the benefits of a voice system elevate it far beyond that of a traditional alarm system, especially within a situation such as an evacuation scenario.

An example of one of these voice systems would be Honeywell’s public address call stations. Find out more information about the difference between voice systems and traditional alarms through the upcoming Fire Middle East magazine!