In order to better campus security, a properly designed mass notification system is essential. And since not everyone may have access to a telephone or the Internet when a warning is given, a specified loudspeaker system is crucial in alerting the masses of any imminent threat.
Here are five factors you need to consider when designing, specifying and installing an outdoor loudspeaker system:
- Onsite Acoustic Sound Survey: The size, shape and design of college campuses have a huge impact on the way sound travels (other variables to consider include ambient noise and wind conditions). A sound survey will help you determine the best location for your fixed-speaker system and the sound levels you’ll need to reach your desired audience.
- The Right Equipment Means Everything: Not all loudspeakers are created equal. Be sure to use speakers specifically designed for voice communication. There are other factors to consider as well. So it is best to consult a professional before purchasing any equipment.
- Integration: Loudspeakers are just one part of the mass notification puzzle. Ensuring that everyone gets the same information at the same time requires the integration of several mass notification systems.
- Multilingual is the Way to Go: The use of prerecorded messages in multiple languages is crucial for avoiding confusion and ensuring that your message reaches everyone.
- Off-site Access: You may not always be in a specific location when an emergency occurs. The ability to access your mass notification system from a cell phone, landline, or off-site computer is crucial.
For any questions on Designing Campus Loudspeaker Systems, simply contact ARK Systems at 1-800-995-0189 or click here today.
When you consider how crucial security can be, and when you think of all the options that you’re faced with today, one thing becomes clear. You need a contractor with experience. For assessment, design, installation, testing and service, ARK is the expert across the board.
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