Combined Beacon Sounders

Combined Beacon Sounders

A combined beacon sounder is an audible sounder with integrated beacon light. These dual function units can come in many different colours and sound tones and can be used in a variety of applications where noise or light can be an issue. By using a combined unit, all areas are covered and provide ample warning/alerts for people.

DG Controls offer a wide range of combined sounder beacons a few of which are highlighted below to show their unique functions:


This small unit packs a punch! It is an IP66 rated, 32 tone sounder with integrated LED beacon. The high intensity LED array is integrated into the horn and it has internal volume control.

Comes in a range of different voltages and has a 2-wire connection with switch selectable third wire for either alternate tone or independent selection of sound or light.


An IP66 rated, LED light with 64 tone sounder beacon. Has internal volume control with a maximum output of 114db. Again, comes in a range of different voltages had as 2-wire connection with third-wire/fourth wire for alternate tone selections.


 A high intensity xenon strobe beacon with a 64 tone sounder, IP65 rated.

The sounder on this unit has internal volume control and a maximum output of 114db.

 Available in a range of different voltages and has 2-wire connection with third-wire for alternate tone selection.

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How Do Combined Beacons & Sounders Work?

How Do Combined Beacons & Sounders Work?

Ensuring the safety of entire business operations may demand more than one alarming device. Now available on the market is a range of single devices composed of an audible and visual warning, which brings higher convenience and many more advantages in the workplace.

Beacon Sounder Combination Explained

Beacons and sounders can have different functions in the workplace when installed individually. They are an effective tool to maintain safety in everyday operations upon facing potential dangers.

Warning beacons are equipped with visual signals and are visible enough on high structures to prevent aircraft collisions. It delivers a clear message to warn everybody ahead of time.

On the other hand, sounders are commonly applied to areas prone to fire due to audible alerts. Prediction of coming danger is also possible with sounders. Its sound range can go beyond the ambient noise level to give a clear warning message.

These tools are now combined in one device. Many industries are taking advantage of the beacon sounder combination because of its versatility. Working areas such as laboratories, factories, aircraft industry, and even road users are better off with these alarm sounders.

How Do Beacon Sounder Combinations Work?

Combined beacons and sounders play a vital role in several industries these days. The fullness of security is certain in areas prone to hazards through the warning device.


Beacon sounders are composed of visual and audible warning signals on which made up of two materials. It includes visual and toned-enabled mechanisms.

Coloured LEDs from low to high-intensity levels are added to the device. They are available in a range of colours, including Red, Amber, Green, Blue and White.

The sounders are made up of various ranges of tones up to the industrial frequency level. Another important spec such as volume control is merged to personally manage the device.


Beacon sounder combinations should be installed to a wider range area, either indoors or outdoors. The goal is to deliver accurate warnings for the entire workroom.

Most beacon sounder series are best installed via the BESA box with the use of wall brackets to keep the device in place. They are equipped with a two-wire connection for tone alteration. The LED colour depends on the user’s choice.

Essential Role of Beacon Sounder Combination

Combined beacons and sounders have a single purpose – to keep a workplace safe from possible hazards. Their role is to convey clear messages in terms of visual and audible signals toward the workplace.

The warning device does not only ensure worker’s safety but also enhances work operations over time. A safer workplace has a great impact on the production and welfare of the labour force, thus proving beneficial overall.

Recommended Products

There are many popular ranges currently being installed in a variety of applications, including:

Each series has something to offer in meeting your need for safety in the workplace. The latest release is the ISB-C Series with 64 tone combinations up to 114 dB volume output and high-intensity lenses of five colour options.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, several businesses are now advancing for combo alarms to ensure better safety in the workplace. Such devices are a useful investment to gain warning features you wish for. They offer visual as well as a high-frequency audible warning in a wider range of the place of work, providing a clear signal.

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Combined Beacon Sounders

Combined Beacons and Sounders

As we know, both warning beacons and audible sounders have been available for some time. For convenience, these units are also available in a combined unit, giving both a visual and audible warning in one single device, which can have many advantages.

The difference between Beacons and Sounders

What are Beacons?

Beacons are visual signals installed in the workplace. They are equipped with light, visible enough for the workforce, or the public, to get notice of a hazard. A popular choice for this application is coloured LED, which is energy-efficient and highly visible.

Beacons also assist the aircraft industry, indicating the location of high structures. This helps prevent collisions and other dangers among the public by delivering a warning signal ahead.

This particular application mainly uses the colour red, as the aviation industry associate this colour with a warning, and it is known to be more visible and clear in giving a warning message.

What are Sounders?

Sounders are signals that produce sound to alert the workforce of a possible hazard or danger. They benefit those working areas prone to fire and other extreme accidents, as the sound range will be above the ambient noise level in a busy workplace.

Sounders can also aid the fire alarm system within businesses, alerting the workforce before greater damage may take place.

These devices, also known as sirens, can also detect coming danger in a workplace through the audible warning.

How Do Beacon Sounder Combinations Work?

The use of beacons is becoming more and more popular over the years. It is an effective tool to prepare a workplace in facing potential hazards in everyday operations.

Beacon sounder combinations are a blend of audio and visual alarms in one device. They can be installed both indoors and outdoors to deliver warnings to a wide range area. Many industries are advised to invest in the said device, as it provides numerous benefits.

The beacon sounder is made of coloured LEDs that render from low to high-intensity levels. It is also built with an electronic sounder that produces various tones at different frequency levels. A volume control feature exists to achieve a maximum output of sound.

Overall, the beacon sounder combination will catch the attention of people in a workplace to give a clear message. Industries looking for a safety solution will be greatly satisfied with this warning device.

Best Beacon Sounder Combinations

A few options available from our range are:

ISB-E Series

This is an IP65-rated beacon sounder combination. It has a total of 64 tones of electronic sounder with internal volume control that produces a maximum output of 114 decibels. A choice of LED colour is available in five options, including white, blue, green, amber, and red. The LED offers a high-intensity level of light.

It is best installed via the BESA box by using either cage guards or wall brackets. The device is equipped with a two-wire connection that comes with a third and fourth wire to alternate tone section.

ISB-C Series

ISB-C Series is similar to the previous model, but this one is IP66-rated. It differs on the maximum output up to 112 decibels. The device is durable with ABS base and clear transparent horn.

It best fits for BESA box installing with a two-wire connection. It comes with a third-wire to alternate the tone selection via its internal volume control.


At last, beacon sounder combinations are a worthwhile investment when considering safety over the business premises. They are space saving, versatile, and consist of all the warning features you could wish for.

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How Do Combined Beacons & Sounders Work?

Beacon Sounder Combinations

Are you familiar with beacon sounder combinations?

What are Beacon Sounder Combinations and How Do They Work?

Beacon sounder combinations are warning devices that have a dual function. As a matter of fact, they are using an audible sounder in order to figure audio visual alarms as well as a beacon lamp. A beacon is a type of device that is specifically designed to draw or attract attention to certain locations. In fact, they are considered as a safety solution for construction industries.

Beacon sounder combinations, on the other hand, come with various tones integrating industry-standard frequency, high frequencies, and low frequencies pattern. These devices have diverse coloured LEDs that offer an improved warning signal.

In addition to that, the beacon sounder combinations have a wide variety of options available for both indoor and outdoor applications, as well as being equipped with volume control features.

What Are Beacon Sounder Combinations Used For?

These warning devices are commonly used in emergency conditions like fire evacuations. As a matter of fact, you will find them in buildings and public areas such as:

  • Institutional buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Laboratories
  • Schools
  • Offices and
  • Institutional Parks


In addition, beacon sounder combinations can be utilised for communication, such as by the rotational colour or pattern of beacons and the status of airports. On the other hand, these warning devices can also be advantageous in noisy environments such as factories or warehouses.

Best Beacon Sounder Combinations

  • ISB-E Series (114dB Multi-Tone Sounder w/ Integrated LED Beacon)


This beacon sounder combination is IP65 rated and comes with 64 tones electronic sounder that has an internal volume control. This product, on the other hand, features a white base as the standard, with red and black options available. A choice of white, blue, green, amber or red LEDs is available.

In addition, it has high-intensity LED array that is incorporated on the horn. Plus it has a maximum output of 114dB. Even so, this beacon sounder combination is ideal for BESA box installing. Either way, the ISB-E series is also well-matched with on hand wall-installing brackets as well as cage guards.

As a matter of fact, this beacon comes with a two-wire connection that has third-wire and fourth-wire for an alternating tone section.

  • ISB-C Series


Similar to ISB-E series, this beacon sounder combination also comes with 64 tone combinations, but it is an IP66 rated warning device. It has a maximum output of 112dB(A) and a high-intensity LED array that is included into the horn. Actually, the clear horn has white, blue, green, amber, or red LEDs. Furthermore, it has a customary white ABS base that has a clear transparent horn.

The ISB-C series features an internal volume control and two-wire connection that has third-wire intended for an alternating tone selection. Either way, it is also ideal for BESA box installing.

  • XFC + IAS-C Series


The XFC + IAS-C Series is a combi-AV Sounder Beacon that comes with a 144dB multi-tone sounder with combined xenon strobe that is 85mm high and a base of 94mm by 188mm.

This beacon sounder combination features a total of 64 tone combinations and an internal volume control. Similar to ISB-C Series, this warning device has a two-wire connection with third-wire that is specifically designed for an interchange tone selection. This device, on the other hand, is available in 230Vac, 12V-24Vdc, and 115Vac models. Also, it is accessible with red (option) or white (standard) base as well as horn mouldings.

  • PSC + IAS-C Series


Another beacon sounder combination, that features 144 decibels multi-tone sounder with incorporated pulsed LED beacon that is 85mm high and 94mm by 188mm base.

The PSC + IAS-C range is IP65 rated and has 64 tone combinations. Similar to the other beacons sounder combinations in this list, it has an internal volume control. It comes with both white horn and base however, there is also a red horn and base available option. Either way, the PSC + IAS-C range is accessible in 115-230Vuc and 24Vdc models with two-wire connection and a third-wire for alternate tone variety.


If you are looking at installing a warning device in your business premises or other buildings, then beacon sounder combinations are worth considering.