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Despite being deafening, fire alarms have
many shortcomings. Walls and floors
hinder the ability of these alarms to do
their jobs. Also deaf persons, can't
hear these alarms and the strobe lights
aren't visible unless someone is out in the
hallways or near an alarm.
I propose a low pitched
beat that not only
can be heard but felt. That way, the sound
can travel in the walls and floors and get
to everyone regardless of hearing or not.
The beats would be timed allowing for
sympathetic vibration enabling sleeping
humans to be jolted awake.
This would make the high pitched and
strobe alarms complete.
(?) Joe's Subwoofer Superstore
Store with many different large subwoofers [SupremeJackass, Jan 02 2005]
|I like this. It would certainly heighten the sense of panic during an alarm.
|Nice one. It should have some sort of device to measure the "thickness" of the smoke, and increase the speed of the alarm's beat when the fire is really a big one. This way people can know whether they should find the source of the fire and try to extinguish it or run for their lives.
|Those are good suggestions. It should
probably also give off a frequency low
enough to rattle a bed mattress. So it
would be a high pitch, low pitch and a
really low pitch. But you get the pitch.
|Perhaps beat from the Jaws theme could be used... (Why cause I always thought it was a bit alarming)
|[increase the speed of the alarm's beat when the fire is really a big one]
Thats a different idea... Even better would be the alarms at different points in a building sending out different signals depending on the proximity of the fire. If they are far away they send out a slower signal...