E2S Warning Signals creates lifeboat launch alert

Bob Forsyth – The Key battleground for client data Bob Forsyth, Chief Executive Officer at Kings Security, discusses new disruptive technologies and their impact on the today's marketplace in his latest blog. Read on »
UK OSPAs winners announced The UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event took place at the Royal Lancaster in central London on 1 March. Over 400 security professionals gathered to celebrate Read on »
James G Brown shortlisted for the 2018 UK OSPAs Lifetime Achievement Award James (Jim) G Brown, Chairman and Founder of Selectamark Security Systems, has been shortlisted for this year's OSPA Lifetime Achievement Award. Read on »
Sunday, 25 March 2018

E2S Warning Signals creates lifeboat launch alert

UK signalling manufacturer E2S Warning Signals has designed and developed a bespoke siren system to alert people nearby when an RNLI lifeboat is launching.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the charity that saves lives at sea. It has 236 lifeboat stations around the coasts of the UK and Ireland. Its lifeboats are crewed by specially trained volunteers, who carry pagers. When the pager goes off, alerting them to an emergency at sea, they drop everything and rush to the station to launch the lifeboat.

The system produced by E2S has special software which produces an alarm tone combined with a voice message to alert anyone within the immediate surroundings about the launch. The siren systems have been extensively tested at a number of locations in conjunction with local communities to ensure their appropriate effectiveness. The new sirens have now been installed at a number of lifeboat stations across the country.

A two-second attention-seeking alarm tone is followed by a pre-recorded voice warning to explain what it means and it aims to warn public on the sea front and nearby boating traffic to the impending launch. The sirens will routinely only be sounded between 7am and 10pm at any location.

Neal Porter, Sales & Marketing Director of E2S, commented: “It has been great to work with the RNLI to support the charity in its lifesaving mission and to assist in promoting the safety of the crew and public during the launch of the lifeboats. Our engineering and product development teams worked closely with RNLI Operations to achieve the specific requirements set out for the signalling solution we eventually provided.”

E2S is the world’s leading independent signalling manufacturer. Based in West London, England the company designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of signalling products for industrial, marine and hazardous area environments. E2S products are available globally via their distribution network, details of distributors are available on the company’s website. Additionally, E2S has a dedicated distribution hub in Houston, Texas for local product distribution and technical support.

E2S Signals Website

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Interconnective Security Products