Remote audible/visual devices offer superior notification because they are loud and bright and more likely to promote a generalized and appropriate human response to an emergency situation
Gas detectors don’t tend to be very large devices and they are generally mounted in areas that are less obvious to potential vandals, thieves and mischief makers. Unless you know where they are, they aren’t always easy to locate, even if their internal audible/visual alarm notifications are actively flashing and beeping.
Imagine being in an enclosed parking garage or large distribution warehouse where many gas detectors are installed throughout the facility and one detector goes off. If you aren’t in the right spot, you might hear it but not see it, or not even hear it. But if you do hear it and can’t see it, you don’t know which device it is… and you want to because that is human nature.
In large applications with many gas detectors, CET recommends installing dedicated, remote horn/strobe devices in several centralized locations throughout the facility. Such placement allows them to be easily seen and heard from multiple directions. Remote audible/visual devices offer superior notification because they are louder and brighter and more likely to promote a generalized and appropriate human response to an emergency situation. No one should be trying to find the particular gas detector that is flashing and beeping without following proper health and safety protocols and confirming the environment is safe to be wandering around in first.
If project specifications are inflexible and detectors with internal audible/visual alarm notifications are a requirement, adding dedicated, remote horn/strobe devices in several centralized locations throughout the facility is highly recommended.
Strobes, horns and combo alarm devices are safety devices that offer a visual and/or audible warning to occupants in the area nearby. Whether you need one, the other or both depends on local building codes, safety regulations and type of application. Check out what we have to offer.
|1.||Remote Strobe||Durable vibration resistant construction, polycarbonate cover and base, IP65 rating||2.4 in dia x 5.2 in H
6.1 cm dia x 13 cm H
|Mount perpendicular to the wall||10 - 30 VDC||TMS-R|
|2.||Remote Horn||Heavy duty die-cast housing, durable
bonderized sage grey finish, UL listed
|5 x 5 x 2.125 in
127 x 127 x 54 mm
|Mount on any single gang box or 3-1/4”, 3-1/2” or 4” octagon box or 4” square box||78 to 103 db at 10 ft / 3 m||120 VAC||HORN 120V|
|3.||Remote Horn NEMA 4X||Heavy duty die-cast weatherproof box, UL listed to NEMA 4X enclosure requirements||4.875 x 4.875 x 2.625 in
124 x 124 x 66 mm
|Mounts on conduit or any flat surface using 3” (76.2 mm) diameter bolt circle, drilled and taped 3/4”, 14 NPT on top, knockouts are provided||78 to 103 db at 10 ft / 3 m||120 VAC||HORN 120V-W|
|4.||Remote LED Strobe & Horn Combo with Mounting Bracket||Polycarbonate, audible and visual alarms can activate together or separately||3.5 in dia / 8.9 cm dia||Comes with wall mounting bracket||100 dB @ 2 ft / 30 cm||24 VDC or VAC||RSA-24V|
|5.||Remote Strobe & Horn Combo with Red, Blue or Amber Lens||ABS / polycarbonate, audible and visual alarms can activate together or separately||4.8 x 2.8 x 1.7 in
123 x 72 x 45 mm
|Mount on a standard electrical box with conduit||99 dB @ 10 ft / 3 m (VAC)
97 dB @ 10 ft / 3 m (VDC)
|24 VDC or VAC||