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Overview

Public address systems (sometimes called PA systems or Tannoy systems) are used in many public buildings and workplaces such as factories, schools, houses of worship, retail, auction houses, offices and civic buildings, distribution centres, sports and leisure facilities, doctors surgeries and transportation hubs.

When these systems are designed and installed by experienced installers they can provide an efficient method of communicating to staff, customers and the public throughout any size of building or on a zonal basis.

What can a Public Address System do?

These systems are very versatile and have the ability to be adapted to suit the needs of any establishment. Our team have the experience and knowledge to design a system that can:

- Integrate your PA System with existing phone lines to allow announcements to be broadcasted from an internal phone.

- Integrate with control equipment to form a classroom or shift change system and have the ability to alert people to emergency situations or to a school lockdown.

- Pre-record messages to play at scheduled intervals that can be triggered to play in certain situations, such as if there are advertisements, safety announcements or if a fire alarm is triggered. 

- Play from a variety of local music inputs, Bluetooth connectivity, or DAB radio tuners and can be fully integrated with background music systems.

- Integrate your public address system into security and CCTV installations to create a live presence and an early deterrent- if this is something that you require, we can install the CCTV system or adapt your existing one. 

Previous Installations

Our team has a breadth of knowledge and experience in designing and installing a variety of Public Address Systems in factories, places of worship, retail, offices, distribution centres and sports grounds.

During these installations, we have designed various setups for a vast array of scenarios and buildings, allowing the system to be a multi-functional asset.  Our positive reputation and expertise allow us to regularly work in a variety of establishments and at big events including installing the public address system at the Ashes Cricket Test Matches in 2019.   

Public Address Service and Maintenance


If there is one lesson we learn every day, it is that a little maintenance can go a long way. We regularly attend to faults and failures which could have been averted if the system had been properly and regularly maintained. Small faults and niggles can quickly escalate to full-blown system failures which can then be costly and inconvenient to repair.  

Many issues with public address systems are primarily due to poorly designed or badly installed setups and a lack of routine maintenance. Setups that are crackly, intermittent, or just not set to the correct volume level will have a significant adverse effect on listeners.

Annual check-up service

Having your systems serviced regularly is important, and we offer all new and existing clients access to our Maintenance and Annual Check-up services. We have been contacted regarding Public Address systems that have been encountering issues with their reliability and performance, and many of these issues could have been prevented with routine maintenance and servicing.

We have attended to systems that have had layers of dust and grime sat on the equipment which can hinder the system cooling correctly and can damage the fans, amplifiers and control equipment resulting in a shorter life span of the system, reducing the return on your investment and costing you more money. This scenario demonstrates how our maintenance and servicing will have a positive effect on your investment and ensure that it operates correctly. 

Contact our team

If you want to discuss a new sound and communication installation, or want your existing systems servicing or repairing then we would love to hear from you. No job is too big or too small. If you have any queries about our services or would like to discuss a job with us our friendly and dedicated team will help in anyway they can. 

Our phonelines are open Monday- Friday 8.30am - 6pm. If you are contacting after this time, please email us or use our contact form and we will ring you back when we are able to.

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Where we have worked

We are really proud of some of the projects that we have been involved in and that many high profiled clients put their trust in us.
Loom Loft
Loom Loft
Barrow, Clitheroe
Emirates Old Trafford Cricket
Emirates Old Trafford Cricket
Stretford, Manchester
Muse
Muse
Manchester City Centre
Trent Bridge Cricket Ground
Trent Bridge Cricket Ground
West Bridgford, Nottingham
St Peter's RC Church
St Peter's RC Church
Lytham St. Annes
Northcote
Northcote
Langho, Blackburn
Stonyhurst College
Stonyhurst College
Hurst Green, Blackburn
Caffè Nero
Caffè Nero
Old Trafford, Manchester
Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn
Trafford, Manchester
Mahdlo Youth Zone
Mahdlo Youth Zone
Oldham, Greater Manchester
St Peter's Stonyhurst
St Peter's Stonyhurst
Hurst Green, Blackburn