Guide to AVTECH Light Towers

Avtech Light TowerAdding an external light tower to your Avtech Room Alert can be quite complicated. This guide is here to help you find the right solution for your requirements.

What is a Light Tower

A light tower is used as a visual and sometimes an audible indicator that some alarm condition has been met. Within the context of an environment monitoring system, that would usually indicate that some environment variable like temperature in a server room is too high or too low.

Light towers are often used to indicate to non-technical personnel like a security guard that something is wrong without them needing to understand what. The security guard would typically then escalate the problem to second line support.

Light Tower Choice

First the simple case. The Room Alert 4E and 4ER have a Light Tower connector built-in to the unit meaning you can just buy the AVTECH External Light Tower with Audio and simply plug it in.

Things get a little more complicated for the rest of the Room Alert range.

The Room Alert 3 WiFi does not support an external light tower.

The Room Alert 3E, 12E, 12ER, 32E & 32W plus the new PRO range including the Room Alert 3S12S, 12SR & 32S do support the Light Tower but do not have a Light Tower connector built-in. Fortunately, an adapter is available for connecting the external light tower to the units without a connector. The Light Tower & Relay Adapter (SKU: LT-32-ADP) connects an External Light Tower to the Room Alert 3E, 12E, 12ER, 32E & 32W.

Avtech have recognised the difficulty of purchasing an external light tower for the units that do not support the dedicated light tower port and have created a bundle that includes the light tower and the necessary adapter. The External Light Tower with Audio & Adapter is available to help you source the correct product for your Room Alert monitor.

Room Alert Monitor Supports Light Tower Light Tower SKU
Room Alert 3 WiFi No Not supported N/A
Room Alert 4E & 4ER Yes External Light Tower with Audio ST-RYG-LT
Room Alert 3E, 12E, 12ER, 32E & 32W Yes External Light Tower with Audio & Adapter ST-RYG-LT/A
Room Alert 3S, 12S, 12SR & 32S Yes External Light Tower with Audio & Adapter ST-RYG-LT/A

Extended Distance

By default each external light tower is supplied with 4.5m of cable. This means that your Room Alert must be within 4.5m of the location where you wish to place your light tower. Sometimes the location you wish to place your light tower is a long way from the location you wish to place your Room Alert monitor. AVTECH have recognised this and are able to supply an extender cable for this purpose. The AVTECH 7.5m Light Tower w/Audio Extension Cable can be coupled together up to a total distance of 30m.

What Now

If you still have questions about how a light tower can be integrated into your environment monitoring system, please get in touch.

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