SoundAlert is an emergency alert system designed for people who are deaf or hard of hearing or have other communication disabilities. The SoundAlert system consists of a base station; two sound detection modules; one motion sensor module; and a wireless handheld personal digital assistant (PDA), which uses the Microsoft Pocket PC operating system. The sound detection modules are placed in locations where they can detect critical sounds (such as a fire alarm or door bell) and transmit a signal to the base unit. Similarly, the motion detector is placed in an area in which the user should be alerted should there be movement in the vicinity, and it signals the base unit when movement is detected. The base unit utilizes wireless networking technology to transmit emergency messages to the PDA. In addition to receiving alerts from the remote modules, the base unit can be integrated with other communication systems to receive alerts from the Emergency Broadcast System or other Internet sources for weather or news alerts. The base unit can be connected to a computer for configuration and for the download of information such as evacuation instructions. When the PDA receives an alert, it vibrates and flashes the display in a specific sequence depending on the nature of the alert, then displays a text message (or graphic) describing the alert. Evacuation information (as graphics or text) can be displayed to determine the best evacuation route. The user can use the PDA to communicate with emergency personnel via two-way instant text messages. The user can complete a form answering the standard 911 operator questions in advance that can be sent to the 911 operator as a text message. The SoundAlert system can also be set to send automatically an emergency outbound message alerting emergency services to situations such as falls or incapacitation. The PDA can be used as a communication device that will speak pre-recorded messages, such as "I'm deaf, but I can read lips. Where is the exit?" SoundAlert includes setup guide (printed and on CD) and free on-line support and software updates for one year. POWER: The sensor modules, base unit and PDA are battery-powered.
Notes: Pocket PC is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Price: Contact manufacturer.
This product record was updated on March 14, 2011.
This product is available from:
CreateAbility Concepts, Inc.5610 Crawfordsville Rd, Suite 2401
Indianapolis, Indiana 46224
Telephone: 800-484-8401 or 317-484-8400.
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