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Alertus Alert Beacons®

Product Description

Product Description

Alert Beacons® are designed to serve campuses, military bases, and other large facilities that presently lack an in-building emergency notification system and where retrofitting a conventional voice public address system is impractical and cost prohibitive. Alert Beacons are most effective when wall-mounted in prominent locations throughout the facility. In the event of an emergency, these devices flash and sound to capture the attention of building occupants at a distance and display a custom message about the nature of the emergency and how to respond.

Key Features

  • Integrated: Designed to integrate with LED signs, Text-to Speech, electronic door locks, or other external equipment to extend functionality for any location requirement

  • Interoperable: Unified activation with most other mass notification solutions via Common Alert Protocol (CAP) and open Alertus API

  • Reliable: Immediate response that is not dependent on congested cell phone towers or the Internet. Can be connected to the Alertus server via ethernet, WiFi, FM Radio, or pager

  • Affordable: A fraction of the cost of a conventional voice PA system with no recurring fees

  • ADA Compliant: Notifies everyone using both visible and audible alerts to accommodate the deaf and hard-of-hearing

  • Zoneable: Notifications can be sent to all or select Alert Beacons across facilities depending on whether the emergency event is isolated

  • Green: Consumes <5 watts (1/6 of a fluorescent light)

  • Redundant Communication Capable: Receives notifications from the on-premise server through one or multiple pathways: Ethernet (standard), WiFi, FM Radio Subcarrier, or RF Paging


  • Dimensions: 7.2" / 183mm x 5.9" / 150mm

  • Strobes: 8 High Intensity LED strobe clusters, 8 flash patterns; remotely configured and controlled; multi-color

  • Sounder: 8 tones; 106 decibel max; remotely configured and controlled

  • Communication Paths: PoE enabled Ethernet, FM Radio Subcarrier (RBDS), WiFi 802.11, Telemetry Paging

  • Security: AES encryption; proprietary secure protocol between server and Alert Beacons

  • LCD Viewing Distance: 10-15 feet

  • Power: Low voltage, 12-24 volts AC or DC; Power-over- Ethernet (PoE 802.3af) standard

  • Mounting: Secure wall-mount brackets for flush or surface mounting or desktop stand

  • Durability: High impact ABS polycarbonate blend

  • Battery Backup: 8-24 hr backup, automatically recharges

  • Programmable Buttons: Selectively enabled for acknowledgment and other special requirements; otherwise disabled

  • Code Compliance: NFPA72-2010, ADA, UFC-MNS, OSHA, FEMA, and FCC standards

  • Activation Methods: Alertus Activator (UI), third-party software via open API or CAP, ThreatWatcher automated alerts, and React (if configured)

  • Accessibility: On premise Windows-based server; user interface (UI) accessible on network and remotely if enabled

  • Warranty: Standard warranty plus optional 20-year warranty

Product Details

CSI Division: 27 51 29
CSI Division Title: Emergency Communications Systems
Product Cut Sheet/Specs/Demo: https://www.alertus.com/alert-beacon

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Alert Beacon Demo (02:37)

This video provides a demonstration of the Alert Beacon, including emergency message displays, light colors, flashing patterns, and audible tones.