The Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies recognize September as National Emergency Preparedness Month, encouraging all communities and organizations to plan ahead for crisis management.
AmpliVox Sound Systems supports this initiative with recommendations for affordable, versatile sound systems that improve communication in the wake of any type of disaster.
When emergencies arise in crowded areas, the highest priority of first responders is to quickly move civilians to places of safety.
Whether the emergency is related to accidents, natural causes, criminal activity, or terrorist violence, panic and confusion in the crowd can greatly increase the risk of casualties.
When public safety is on the line, it is vital that law enforcement, fire departments, and other emergency responders have the ability to clearly communicate with large groups of people on a moment’s notice.
In establishing disaster preparedness plans, emergency personnel in all settings should have equipment on hand to guarantee that, whatever obstacles arise, communication lines will remain available. Portable sound systems are an essential tool for responders to have on hand for these unpredictable public safety situations.
AmpliVox offers a wide variety of systems to serve different functions, but one central purpose is common to all: providing reliable, grab-and-go communication to calm, direct, and inform large groups of people in times of crisis. Specialized products serve the following functions:
AmpliVox developed its Radio Hailer system for private security applications for the investment firm Goldman Sachs, allowing management to coordinate safety communication from multiple locations around its New York City and Jersey City offices.
Emergency leadership may need to direct response teams and civilians from remote locations.
The Radio Hailer can provide closed communication networks to cover large areas, using MURS two-way radios and radio-connected hailer speakers.
Multiple speakers can be set up in seconds in locations up to a mile apart, allowing for the broadest communication coverage from a single command center.
The Radio Hailer from AmpliVox uses two-way MURS radios and powerful Hailer loudspeakers for large-scale coverage from a remote, centralized command center.
Mity Meg Rechargeable Megaphones to the American Red Cross to help disaster response teams coordinate emergency services.
Megaphones pack a great deal of versatility and power into compact, portable units.
These easy-to-use sound systems are ready for action when needed, even under harsh conditions.
AmpliVox offers rechargeable megaphones with lithium-ion batteries to reduce weight and provide long-lasting charges, whether in use or on the shelf.
They can deliver voice coverage up to a mile, and also grab attention with on-board horn or siren functions.
AmpliVox’s S604R model features an integrated strobe signal light for added safety and visibility.
American Red Cross teams use AmpliVox’s SB602R Mity Meg Rechargeable Megaphone for clear, powerful voice projection from an easy-to-use unit weighing just 2.5 lbs.
In a chaotic evacuation, people will be looking for visible direction from authorities.
Visibility can be greatly enhanced, even in dark or smoky situations, with simple tools like lighted traffic batons.
AmpliVox’s innovative new S606 Safety Wand Megaphone combines that visual support with an audio loudspeaker to guide people to safety.
Useful in any traffic control or crowd management situation, this versatile product is especially helpful in emergencies.
The AmpliVox S606 Safety Wand Megaphone combines a highly visible LED safety wand with an integrated PA system and detachable microphone.
When covering large areas, AmpliVox’s roof-mounted sound systems on emergency vehicles provide the most mobile and effective means of communication.
The Sound Cruiser features durable, powerful hailer loudspeakers that project voices for up to half a mile. They can be attached in minutes and powered directly from the vehicle.
AmpliVox’s Sound Cruiser provides mobile sound coverage with a range of a half mile.
These examples demonstrate the versatility and effectiveness that AmpliVox Sound Systems offer for emergency responders.
Easy to use and ready to go, these emergency tools improve communication in any crowd control situation – which means improved safety for civilians as well as responders.
Now more than ever, investing in reliable sound equipment must be a central part of any crisis management plan.