What our Customers say

We've experienced a ton of improved efficiencies and response times due to the installation. Our customer service response has improved dramatically. They integrate with all of our other systems, and without them it would be hard for us to manage what we do. It makes our job and having contact with the public that much easier.- Dan Birbeck, Dallas County Hospital District Police Department
In the planning phase of the WEBS Contact installation we made a list of some of the most common situations in which you would need to broadcast a message. Even though some of our prerecorded messages are unlikely, we can rest easy knowing we have a prerecorded response to a majority of situations. The entire process was very simple for us and the learning curve was really small.- Shawn Woods, University of the Sciences
They’ve always functioned correctly and don’t require any maintenance. We test the units periodically and we never have problems. I’ve seen other competitor’s units fail after one or two storms. These Talkaphone towers have been working without problems for six years strong- Don Gussler, Emeryville Marina Harbor Master
We perform fire and earthquake drills. We wanted a system that could help us better organize our response and communication with the community. These units have done just that.- Nathan Moore, Chabot College
We wanted to install a solution which we knew would operate without error, each and every time.- Adam Adcock, Carolinas HealthCare System

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Talkaphone is the industry’s leading designer and manufacturer of security and life safety communication products and solutions for customers all over the world.

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  • SDM Magazine featured Talkaphone in “Today’s Mass Notification Systems”

    SDM Magazine has featured Talkaphone deployment in their December 2017 issue. Below is an excerpt from the “Keeping in Touch” story by: Derek Rice. The full version can be found in the printed magazine or online: http://www.sdmmag.com/articles/94660-mobile-and-integrations-drive-todays-mass-notification-systems   Today’s Mass Notification Systems While mass notification and emergency communication may be mirror images of each other in terms of the direction of communication, the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. “The same devices could do both but the function is either from the far end in to the professional or from the professional out toward the edges,” says Samuel Shanes, CEO, Talkaphone, Niles, Ill. Regardless of the communication path, the truth is that these systems are rapidly evolving to take advantage of the latest in technology. Of particular note in driving this evolution are mobile technologies and the ability — not to mention the necessity — to integrate a wider array of systems into mass notification systems (MNS) and emergency communication.   Going Mobile With cord-cutting continuing to be a growing trend, it’s not surprising that mass notification and emergency communication solutions are increasingly relying on cellular and other wireless technologies. The ubiquity of smartphones provides greater convenience. “Smart devices and cellphones offer many pros... Read more →

  • Talkaphone Partners With Funds To Reach New Heights

    Celebrating its 83rd anniversary, Talkaphone is excited to announce it is joining forces with two prominent Midwestern private equity funds: Capital For Business ® (“CFB”), St. Louis, MO; and Northcreek Mezzanine (Northcreek), Cincinnati, OH. Talkaphone is the industry’s leading designer and manufacturer of security and life safety communication products and solutions for customers all over the world. All current employees and management of Talkaphone are continuing with the company, and dedicated to the newest phase in this historic company’s development. Samuel Shanes, CEO of Talkaphone, and Steve Broun, Managing Director of CFB jointly addressed the Company’s employees around the country with this exciting news on December 28, 2017. This business development will enable Talkaphone to accelerate its organic growth, as well as provide the opportunity of growth through acquisition. Samuel Shanes will remain CEO of Talkaphone, as well as a member of the Board of Managers, which will include Talkaphone management, CFB, and Northcreek. Bob Shanes, Vice President of Sales, very well known throughout the security industry, emphasized that this new stage of the Company will enable significant growth in his department. “The timing aligns just right for the company, as Talkaphone plans to expand its current product line in... Read more →

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