Community Warning Solutions
Outdoor Warning Systems and Electronic sirens
Public Alert Systems for Natural Disasters and Homeland Security
- Severe Weather Warnings
- All-Hazard Events
- Tsunami Warnings
- Floods/Down Stream Warnings
- Wildfire Warnings
- Tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfire, releases of deadly gas
- Terrorist attacks
- Border checkpoints, airports, ports, train stations (transportation hubs)
- Parks and zoos
- Stadiums and arenas
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): FEMA provides guidelines and resources for emergency management, including best practices for mass notification systems.
- NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code NFPA 72 provides comprehensive guidance for the design, installation, testing, and maintenance of emergency communication systems, including mass notification systems.
- Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS): IPAWS is a federal alerting system that allows authorized agencies to send emergency messages to the public via various communication channels.
- National Weather Service (NWS) Alerts: Ensuring the mass notification system can receive NWS weather alerts and warnings allows the community to be informed about severe weather events that may impact safety.
- FCC Regulations: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has regulations related to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system.
- Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs): LEPCs and SERCs are established under EPCRA to coordinate emergency planning efforts at the local and state levels.
Typical Case Studies
Indian Point Energy Center
Hudson County Emergency Alert Sirens
- Voice – Superior voice intelligibility and clarity using directional speakers to provide critical instructions/messages.
- Secure – ATI products only use the most secure encryption methods.
- Reliability – High-efficiency, conformal-coated electronics, with automated self-diagnostics to optimize availability.
- Redundancy – Designed with multiple redundant and backup mechanisms to ensure performance and operation.
- Scalability – Modular system design allows for complete flexibility in purchasing and long-term planning.
- Robustness – Fixed and mobile speakers, strobes, gates, signs, pagers, email, telephone and network alerting.
- Versatility – Control centers, push buttons, pull switches, remote controls, and sensors provide easy access.
- Ease of Ownership – Turn-key provider from installation to training, with simplified setup and maintenance.
- Customization – Countless messaging, power, control and operational options for your specific needs.
- Power Flexibility – ATI provides site-specific power designs, and can power speaker stations on or off the grid, using alternative power sources such as solar.
Local and Federal Project Funding Agencies
- Prior to starting the funding application process, contact the appropriate Grants Officer in your Region or County Emergency Management Department for additional information.
- Consult the following grant programs that are funded by the Department of Homeland Security:
- State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
- Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)
- Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP)
- Citizen Corps Program (CCP)
- Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG)
- Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP)
- Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG)
- Port Security Grant Program (PSFP)
- Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
- FEMA Grants (FEMS)
- For more information on grants, see Grants.gov and FEMA.gov/grants