American Signal Corporation (ASC), a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program, has been selected by Shelter Cove, CA to design and implement a Tsunami Warning System for the city.
ASC was chosen for the project thanks to its best-in-class siren products and industry-leading CompuLert™ NEXGen command and control software.
The system includes i-Force 1600 sirens and an EC4 Directional siren, backed by NEXGen software.
i-Force sirens will be placed strategically at the airport (near the coast), while the EC4 siren will be placed on the north side of the city.
“The unique geographic location and elevation of Shelter Cove makes it particularly susceptible to inclement weather and naturally-occurring anomalies like Tsunamis,” said Richard Roe, Vice President at American Signal Corporation.
“American Signal sirens and NEXGen technology will be at the front lines of alerting residents and visitors to the area of impending hydrological threats.”
Critical to the efficacy of the system is NEXGen’s breadth of life-saving features, including its Auto Activation capabilities.
When an NOAA Alert comes in for a tsunami or severe weather, the sirens will automatically activate, encouraging citizens and visitors to get to higher ground, increasing precious life-saving time.
Browser-based, NEXGen is accessible across desktop, tablet and mobile platforms, so officials can manually trigger alerts from wherever they are.
Failsafe P25 communication capabilities and redundant protocols ensure the system is always operational.
If intelligence failover occurs, the system can also disable the auto-activation itself and request for manual alerting process.
NEXGen’s hierarchical logical structure will control all sirens, over roughly 6 square miles.
The system also possesses tie-ins with radio broadcasts, email, SMS text, phone voice, message boards and more, for comprehensive threat notification.
CompuLert™ NEXGen is the only multi-threat detection multi-channel mass notification platform capable of interfacing with virtually any threat detection device and communicate life safety information over a myriad of technologies.
CompuLert™ NEXGen sets itself apart in any further mass notification system comparison:
- CompuLert™ NEXGen’s architecture was developed to support large, nationwide disaster management and emergency communications systems, down to individual small cities and villages. It provides our clients – and system integrators – with the ultimate capabilities to develop specific, robust solutions.
- CompuLert™ NEXGen is a powerful mass notification platform, capable of seamlessly integrating critical communications systems with distributed data collection and sensing equipment, to provide custom life safety solutions.
WHAT CAN COMPULERT™ NEXGEN DO?
CompuLert™ NEXGen provides simple, effective solutions to monitor and control emergency siren systems, while also maintaining a user-friendly administration interface.
From one siren system to thousands of sirens located in separate geographic regions, CompuLert™ NEXGen provides intuitive command and control capabilities.
CompuLert™ NEXGen’s integration capabilities also provide advanced detection and warning capabilities to pre-existing system networks.
The CompuLert™ NEXGen platform includes both hardware and software.
Hardware is fully-integrated with ASC’s full line of emergency warning sirens, and can also be interfaced with numerous sensing and detection devices.
In a mass notification system comparison, no other system offers this level of functional integration.
(Learn about the changes and benefits of CompuLert™ NEXGen. Courtesy of ASC, John Coultas and YouTube)
ROBUST THREAT DETECTION AND ALERTING
From weather to civil defense and beyond, precise alerting requires a collection of integrated capabilities. ASC designs systems with the capability to detect, alert and monitor threats in real time.
- Severe weather: Integrated flood and wind sensors measure the significance of inclement anomalies, reporting and mapping for continuous, up-to-date alerting.
- Civil defense: Chemical and radiation sensors offer early detection, while reverse 911, text alerting, emailing, Wi-Fi alerting and instant messaging offer multi-channel communication.
- Landslide: ASC rainfall monitoring and earth movement sensors provide early detection and anticipation for landslide events in equatorial countries around the world.
ASC CompuLert NEXGen in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, the CompuLert NEXGen will be competing against the industries leading providers of innovative mass notification systems.
Good luck to ASC CompuLert NEXTGen on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!
For more information on any of American Signal Corporation’s emergency alert solutions, please visit the company’s website at http://www.americansignal.com/.