The VIGILANT Building Occupant Warning System (BOWS) is a self-contained AS 2220 or ISO 8201 Alert and Evacuate tone generator, with integral power supply, digitised speech messages, and PA microphone. It has been designed to connect directly to a fire alarm panel, but can also be used as a stand-alone unit. Zone-based non-emergency paging options, IP remote audio connectivity and multiple audio connectivity make the VIGILANT BOWS a versatile unit ideally suited to a variety of building occupant warning applications.
The VIGILANT BOWS provides a fully featured, yet cost-effective solution for small to medium sized buildings. It is available in three configurations: 50W audio output for smaller buildings (expandable to 2 x 50W outputs), 100W audio output, and 2 x 100W audio output (10A PSU).
For emergency situations it supports stand-alone operation with automatic change-over from the alert tone and spoken message, to the evacuate tone and a different message; plus operator controlled evacuation key switch and in-built microphone for making emergency public address announcements.
For everyday use it provides a background music input; zone-selectable paging options using the in-built microphone and a front panel zone selection switch, or a remote 4-zone paging console with integrated microphone; and a remote audio input with a control input for external sources such as external paging, LAN connected audio-over-IP announcement, etc