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The U.S. has more tornadoes thananywhere else in the world.
Are you Tornado Ready?
Antiquated siren systems lack Multi-Channel and Audible Voice Broadcast capabilities.
Genasys Emergency Warning
Unified Multi-Channel Tornado Warning System ensures everyonereceives the information they need to stay safe
Outdated Technology Puts People at Risk
Communities in many states understand the limitations of outdoor siren systems. Most are mechanical devices that emit loud siren tones but are incapable of delivering information specific to tornado warnings or other life safety events.
Decades of wear and tear on these weathered mechanical devices can make them unreliable. System repairs are expensive, if replacement parts can be found. Many antiquated systems require manual activation (drive to each siren, flip a switch, or turn a crank), or use 30+ year-old UHF / VHF radios for siren activation. It’s time to bring tornado sirens and emergency warning systems into the 21st century.
Sirens carry the least specific type of information. Sirens cannot convey clear instructions about the nature of the hazard and the appropriate protective action recommendations to a population at risk.
– Michael K. Lindell and Ronald W. Perry
Antiquated Sirens Can't Speak...
When sirens sound, is it a tornado warning or only a test? Most sirens are incapable of delivering audible voice information on the timing and direction of a tornado and the actions necessary to save lives. Genasys' highly intelligible voice/siren emergency warning systems help keep people safe before, during and after tornadoes and severe weather events by broadcasting life-saving alerts, warnings, notifications, instructions and directions.
Multi-Channel Alerting and Voice Broadcast Systems...
Genasys fills the critical gap in community tornado warning systems by combining sirens, audible voice notifications and geo-targeted cellphone alerts in a cloud-based, unified system.
Genasys Voice/Siren speaker arrays feature solar power, satellite connectivity and battery back-up options to ensure system operation when telecom and power grids go down.
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Genasys Tornado System
Receives alerts and warnings on easy-to-use dashboard and activates notifications.
Send geo-targeted SMS, Text, Cell Broadcast, Email, and Social Media
Notifications sent through TCP/IP, Satellite, WiFi, GPRS/GSM, Fiber, Radio
Broadcast audible sirens and clearly understood voice messages over local or large areas
Genasys Emergency Warning Systems
Keeping People Safe Throughout Critical Events
Voice Intelligibility and Area Coverage
The Genasys 360X delivers highly intelligible voice and warning siren broadcasts with uniform 360° coverage over distances up to 5.3 sq. kilometers. Genasys 360X emitters can be stacked four high to produce industry-leading audio output and area coverage. Easily mounted on buildings and/or standalone poles.
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Compact Form Factor and Customizable Area Coverage
Powered by Genasys’ proprietary XL driver technology, the DS-60XL has a 60° 900-meter range. When configured in a 360° ring array, the broadcast coverage area extends to 2.5 sq. kilometers. DS-60XL horn systems provide area customizable communication solutions with 60° – 360° broadcast directionality.
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Tornado Warning Systems Resources
Outdated Tornado Sirens are Putting Lives at Risk
Sirens make noise, sometimes...
Voice Broadcast Speakers
Antiquated tornado sirens are a critical gap in many communities' emergency warning systems. Most of these sirens, if they work, must be operated on site. None of these sirens can emit intelligible voice messages.View PDF
San Angelo, Texas
After the City of San Angelo removed its warning sirens last year, many San Angelo residents did not receive the city's text messages and virtual alerts before a severe storm rolled through the Concho Valley.Read More
In the middle of a severe weather season, the city of Nickerson is having issues with its sirens. “Even the last tornado we had about a year ago, the sirens did not sound,” says Mayor Peggy Ruebke. “That is when it hit me that we had some major issues.”Read More
Outdoor Tornado Sirens Malfunction
Antiquated tornado sirens are a critical gap in many communities' emergency warning systems. Most of these sirens, if they work, must be operated on site. None of these sirens can emit intelligible voice messages.Watch Video
Tornado Sirens fail during another test in Marion County
After a handful of tornado sirens failed last week in Marion County, the sheriff’s office scheduled another test this week to make sure all the issues were addressed.Read Article