Why replace old motor-driven sirens with new modern electronic sirens?

Why replace old motor-driven sirens with new modern electronic sirens?

There are many good reasons to change and replace your old warning system. However, how to embrace change if it is hard to understand why the change is necessary?

When a life-threatening situation is approaching, minutes or even seconds can make a real difference. Thanks to the sirens and early warning systems manufactured by the Telegrafia Company, millions of people can rely on the fact that they will receive the right information at the right time in case of an emergency. By the implementation of a new outdoor warning system, the response time will be shorter, and more lives will be saved.

Apparently, the installation of a new warning system is a significant investment, both financially and logistically. Those who are to make such decision should know what is “wrong” with the old system.Firstly, old motor-driven sirens consume much energy and require a permanent electric power supply to operate correctly, while electronic sirens have batteries that are continuously recharged with very low energy consumption. Therefore, siren operators can rely on a backup power source during power failures, which frequently happen in emergency situations. The installation of a backup power source for motor-driven sirens would be comparatively much more expensive.

Secondly, when it comes to the sound of the traditional “air-raid” type of siren, a warning signal is produced by an electric motor with a specially designed siren head that emits sound while rotating. Therefore, motor sirens are capable of generating only oscillating tones or tones at specific frequencies. In contrast, electronic sirens are capable of reproducing various warning signals in all directions and also broadcasting live-voice announcements. With electronic sirens, you can warn the population in a potentially endangered zone more efficiently, using live-voice streaming, alarms, or various types of pre-recorded announcements.

Another major disadvantage of mechanical sirens is their manual operation. They are not capable of communicating with smart devices, which means it is impossible to connect them to a computer or any modern device. Moreover, they cannot communicate with each other either. Electronic sirens are regarded as smart devices themselves.

These are only a few benefits that you will gain from embracing the new and keeping up with changes. Aside from these, you will find out that being technologically upgraded can facilitate your work, save your time and, most importantly, save human lives.

Understandably enough, it is tough to keep up with the latest trends, and in the technological field changing so rapidly in particular. Our development department always comes up with new solutions to problems and develops new products and technologies. The 4th generation of our sirens is fully programmable and adjustable to any conditions and project requirements. With over 26 years of professional experience, we listen to our customer needs carefully and create solutions customised for them from scratch.


The article was written by

Monika Siserova

Monika is an international business manager for Balkan, Benelux and Scandinavian states. She worked with a diverse range of organisations, including government institutions, IGOs in the field of migration, private sector and non-profits. The mentioned experience laid a sound foundation for a challenging and meaningful job she has in the Telegrafia Company. Therefore, she is very excited about bringing you the latest news from the field of early warning and notification systems.


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