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Why choose a Voice alarm?

Voice alarm systems (also known as PA/VA or Voice Evacuation Systems) are used in many public buildings such as industrial buildings, manufacturing sites, transport hubs, warehouses, hospitals, schools and offices.

These systems help members of the public to find their nearest exit point in emergency situations, therefore the BS5839:8 recommends that voice alarm systems are installed in all buildings over 4 storeys high and in all public buildings.

All of our installations contain fire proof speaker circuits, battery backup and fault monitoring, amongst many other features to allow them to work effectively in various emergencies.

What can a Voice alarm do?

Our team has the knowledge and expertise to integrate voice alarm into your fire alarm system, to provide assistance and broadcast a pre-recorded voice message explaining what is happening, where people need to go and what actions they should take.

Whilst the basic and primary function of Voice Alarm is an emergency evacuation system, when designed and specified properly, it can serve other applications such as providing health and safety alerts, providing passenger information in airports, railway and bus stations, providing advertising messages, playing background music and announcing information for staff or visitors.

Previous installations

We have significant experience gained over many years in this critical sphere of public safety.

Our team have designed, installed and regularly maintains voice alarm systems nationwide in a variety of buildings including theatres, hotels, sports grounds and high-rise city centre office buildings.

As a respected and responsible service provider, we have access to the best equipment manufacturers in the industry, to support us with complex specifications and to offer technical support.

Servicing and maintenance

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.

We have attended various issues regarding voice alarms, with many showing signs of poor maintenance which has contributed towards the demise of a system- with some being almost 25 years old. As a result, these systems have become outdated, and may no longer comply with the updated British Standards, and we regularly find that some components can no longer be supported and therefore may not work as required during emergencies.

In rare cases we have worked alongside our clients to keep systems ‘propped-up’ for short periods of time whilst the necessary decisions are made on capital spending or scheduling. Whilst this approach is not acceptable in the longer term, our decades of experience in this field allows us to use specialist knowledge, our stocks of previously retired equipment and manufacturer support to keep the show on the road in the short term.

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. 

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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