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Back Up and Reverse Warning Alarms

Why Back Up and White Sound Alarms?

The rear blind spot is a huge problem regardless of vehicle/machine with reversing vehicles now accounting for a quarter of all workplace deaths. With 90% of reversing accidents occurring off-road (loading bays, truck parks, quarry sites, warehouses etc.) there has never been a greater necessity to carry out effective risk assessments of reversing processes.
Back-up alarms are devices to warn anyone in a vehicle’s path that it is moving backwards. Beeping alarms were introduced to Europe in the 1970s. They provided a vital step forward in safety, yet over time they have been shown to have several inherent issues; specifically concerning their environmental impact, but also in terms of safety – the exact reason they were introduced in the first place. There is now a much better alternative

Brigade Electronics – at the forefront of reversing alarm technology since introducing the first reversing and warning alarm models addressed the problems of the effectiveness of alarms in urban and work environments.

Back Up and Reverse Warning Alarms

bbs-tek® White Sound® Back Up Alarms

  • A range of alarms from 77 to 701 decibels for all environments
  • Instantly locatable sound
  • Eliminates noise nuisance
  • bbs-82 approved for night time use by Noise Abatement Society
  • Lifetime warranty

bbs-tek® White Sound® Noise

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backeye®360 kit with 4 cameras, ecu and a monitor

Heavy-Duty Reversing Alarm

Model

Part Number

BBS-107: 107 dB 0899
BBS-102: 102 dB 0898 
  • 12-24Vdc
  • Size (WxHxD): 172 x 79 x 95mm
  • Lifetime warranty

Features
  • Multi-frequency broadband sound
  • Instantly locatable sound
  • Sound confined to danger area
  • Eliminates noise nuisance
  • Sounder unit: Driver
  • Hole centres (mm): 153
Power
  • Current: Max 1 Amps
Durability & Standards
  • Mechanical vibration: 10G
  • Operating temperature: -40 to +85°C
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
  • SAE J994
Product Data
Model Product Data
BBS-107 View data
BBS-102 View data
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Medium-Duty Reversing Alarm

Model

Part Number

BBS-97: 97 dB 0935
BBS-92: 92 dB 0934
BBS-87: 87 dB 0897
BBS-92: 82 dB 0896
  • 12-24Vdc
  • Size (WxHxD)
    105x65x37mm (BBS-97/92)
    105x65x32mm (BBS-87/82/77)
  • Lifetime warranty

   

Features
  • Multi-frequency broadband sound
  • Instantly locatable sound
  • Sound confined to danger area
  • Eliminates noise nuisance
  • Sounder unit: Speaker
  • Hole centres (mm): 76
Power
  • Current: Max 0.5 A
Durability & Standards
  • Mechanical vibration: 10G
  • Operating temperature: -40 to +85°C
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
  • SAE J994
  • NAS/PIEK approved for night-time delivery (BBS-82 only)
Product Data
Model Product Data
BBS-97 View data
BBS-92 View data
BBS-87 View data
BBS-82 View data
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Back Up Alarm

Model

Part Number

BBS-82HV: Electric Forklift – 82 dB 1322
BBS-92ADR: Petrol Tanker – 92 dB 2165
  • 12-24Vdc
  • 36-80Vdc (HV)
  • Size (WxHxD): 127 x 76 x 65mm
  • Lifetime warranty

Features
  • Multi-frequency broadband sound
  • Instantly locatable sound
  • Sound confined to danger area
  • Eliminates noise nuisance
  • Sounder unit: Speaker
  • Hole centres (mm): 98-108
Power
  • Max Current: 0.3 Amps
Durability & Standards
  • Mechanical vibration: 10G
  • Operating temperature: -40 to +85°C
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
  • SAE J994
Product Data
Model Product Data
BBS-82HV View data
BBS-92ADR View data

SMART bbs-tek® Back Up Alarms

  • Continually adjusts to 5-10 decibels above ambient noise level
  • Ideal for environments with varying levels of noise
  • bbs-tek® technology
  • Lifetime warranty

bbs-tek® White Sound® Noise

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backeye®360 kit with 4 cameras, ecu and a monitor

Self-adjusting Heavy-duty Alarm

Model

Part Number

SA-BBS-107: 87-107dB 1400
  • 12-24Vdc
  • Size (WxHxD): 172 x 79 x 95mm
  • Lifetime warranty

Features
  • Multi-frequency broadband sound
  • Instantly locatable sound
  • Sound confined to danger area
  • Eliminates noise nuisance
  • Sounder unit: Driver
  • Hole centres (mm): 153
Power
  • Current: Max 1 Amps
Durability & Standards
  • Mechanical vibration: 10G
  • Operating temperature: -40 to +85°C
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
  • SAE J994
Product Data
Model Product Data
SA-BBS-107 View data
backeye®360 kit with 4 cameras, ecu and a monitor

Self-adjusting Medium-Duty Alarm

Model

Part Number

SA-BBS-97: 77-97dB 1399
SA-BBS-987HV: Electric forklift – 77-97dB 1398
  • 12-24Vdc
  • 36-80Vdc (HV)
  • Size (WxHxD): 127 x 76 x 65mm
  • Lifetime warranty

   

Features
  • Multi-frequency broadband sound
  • Instantly locatable sound
  • Sound confined to danger area
  • Eliminates noise nuisance
  • Sounder unit: Speaker
  • Hole centres (mm): 76
Power
  • Current: Max 0.5 A
Durability & Standards
  • Mechanical vibration: 10G
  • Operating temperature: -40 to +85°C
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
  • SAE J994
  • NAS/PIEK approved for night-time delivery (BBS-82 only)
Product Data
Model Product Data
SA-BBS-97 View data
SA-BBS-97HV View data

Backchat® Speaking Alarms

  • Clear spoken messages
  • Warnings for reversing, turning and handbrake alarms
  • Bespoke messages
  • Night-time cut-out
backeye®360 kit with 4 cameras, ecu and a monitor

Night Shift® Speaking Alarm

Model

Part Number

BC-01(NS): Single back up message – 90 or 0 dB 0378
BC-01(NS-B): Bespoke single message – 90 or 0 dB 1198
  • 12-24Vdc
  • Size (WxHxD): 122 x 84 x 50mm
  • 2 year warranty
Features
  • Real speech alarm
    * BC-01(NS) message “Ssh! Stand well clear, vehicle reversing…”
  • Custom message up to 8 seconds, under 4 seconds for best speech quality
  • Double engage reverse to cut-out or reduce sound
  • Sounder unit: Speaker
  • Hole centres (mm): 102
Power
  • Current: 0.5 A
Durability & Standards
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
Product Data
Model Product Data
BC-01(NS) View data
BC-01(NS-B) View data
backeye®360 kit with 4 cameras, ecu and a monitor

Speaking Alarm

Model

Part Number

BC-01: Single back up message – 2 wire – 90 dB 0077
BC-01(B): Custom single message – 90 dB 0079
BC-02(B): Custom dual message – 90dB 0083
  • 12-24Vdc
  • Size (WxHxD): 122 x 84 x 50mm
  • 2 year warranty
Features
  •  Real speech alarm
    * BC-01 message “Ssh! Stand well clear, vehicle reversing…”
  • Custom message up to 8 seconds, under 4 seconds for best speech quality
  • Sounder unit: Speaker
  • Hole centres (mm): 102
Power
  • Current: 0.5 A
Durability & Standards
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
Product Data
Model Product Data
BC-01 View data
BC-01(B) View data
BC-02(B) View data
backeye®360 kit with 4 cameras, ecu and a monitor

Speaking Handbrake Alarm

Model

Part Number

BC-01(H/Brake): Single message – 2 wire – 90 dB

0849

BC-01(4W)(H/Brake): Single message – 4 wire – 90 dB

1715
  • 12-24Vdc
  • Size (WxHxD): 122 x 84 x 50mm
  • 2 year warranty
Features
  • Real speech alarm
    * Message “Bleep! Handbrake not applied…”
  • Sounder unit: Speaker
  • Hole centres (mm): 102
Power
  • Current: 0.5 A
Durability & Standards
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
Product Data
Model Product Number
BC-01(H/Brake) View data
BC-01(4W)(H/Brake) View data
backeye®360 kit with 4 cameras, ecu and a monitor

Speaking Side Turn Alarm

Model

Part Number

SS-BC-08: Single side-turn message – 90 dB 1334
  • 12-24Vdc
  • Size (WxHxD): 122 x 84 x 50mm
  • 2 year warranty
Features
  • Real speech alarm
    * Message “Ssh! Caution. Truck turning left…”
  • Sounder unit: Speaker
  • Hole centres (mm): 102
Power
  • Current: 0.5 A
Durability & Standards
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
Product Data
Model Product Data
SS-BC-08 View data
backeye®360 kit with 4 cameras, ecu and a monitor

Vehicle Intercom

Model

Part Number

BC-VI: Normally open channel rear to cab; button press cab to rear 0815
BC-VI-2: Normally closed channel; button press communication 0875
  • 12-24Vdc
  • Size (WxHxD): 122 x 84 x 50mm
  • 2 year warranty
Features
  • Two-way communication system
  • Master unit volume control: 80-95dB
  • Includes master unit, slave unit and 25m cable
  • Sounder unit: Speaker
  • Hole centres (mm): 102
Power
  • Current: 0.5 A
Durability & Standards
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
  • FCC Approved
  • IC Approved
Product Data
Model Product Data
BC-VI View data
BC-VI-2 View data

bbs-TI Turn Indicator Warning Alarm

  • Visual and audible side turn warning for vulnerable road users
  • Synchronizes bbs sound burst with vehicle indicator flash
  • No language barrier from traditional speaking alarms
  • Built-in mute function
backeye®360 kit with 4 cameras, ecu and a monitor

Speaking Side Turn Alarm

Model

Product Number

bbs-TI: Turn Indicator Warning Alarm – 90 dB

6235
  • 12-24Vdc
  • Size (WxHxD): 122 x 84 x 50mm
  • 2 year warranty
Features
  • Multi-frequency broadband sound
  • Activates on side turn indication
  • Sound synchronizes with vehicle indicator flash
  • Built-in turn indicator trigger
  • Built-in timed and latched alarm cut out functions (dashboard switch is required)
  • Sounder unit: Speaker
  • Hole centres (mm): 102
Power
  • Current: 0.5 A
Durability & Standards
  • CE marked
  • E-Marked: UNECE R10 compliant
Product Data
Model Product Data
bbs-TI View data

The Benefits of using

Back Up Alarms

Danger Zone

Sound subsides quickly outside of the danger zone, meaning the alarms do not cause noise-nuisance

- 5 dB Quieter

White Sound® alarms can operate effectively at 5 decibels lower than conventional beeping alarms

Night-time Deliveries

Sound subsides quickly outside of the danger zone, meaning the alarms do not cause noise-nuisance

Lifetime warranty

All bbs-tek® White Sound® warning and backup alarms are guaranteed for life

Awards & Endorsements

Brigade’s bbs-tek® White Sound® back up alarms are endorsed by PIEK and the Noise Abatement Society and have been awarded the Quiet Mark for their environmental benefits.

Instantly locatable sound

Our patented White Sound® alarms are the safest backup alarms in the world and do not cause a noise nuisance. Simple to fit and relatively inexpensive, the ‘ssh ssh’ white noise can be heard extremely clearly in the danger zone, even when wearing headphones or ear defenders or for people who have hearing difficulties. Yet the sound dissipates quickly outside the hazard zone, lessening the environmental impact and the likelihood of noise complaints.

Heard Only Where it Matters

White sound backup alarms use broadband frequencies, giving greater directional information to the ear. This means the sound is instantly locatable – a huge leap forward in terms of safety because even a split-second’s confusion can result in serious injury or death.

Pioneering Back Up and Warning Alarms

Over the decades backup beeper alarms became standard on almost every commercial vehicle. However, concerns began to be raised about their effectiveness in an urban environment or on a work site, where several alarms could sometimes sound at once, making it difficult to establish where the danger was coming from. Additionally, the piercing beeps caused by high-pitched tonal alarms generated countless complaints about noise pollution.

The answer has come in the form of Brigade’s bbs-tek® White Sound® Back Up and Warning Alarms – a revolutionary new generation of alarms that have rapidly superseded the ‘beep beep’ products of the past.

Our bbs alarms are covered by the following patents: AU2007200517, EP1289798B2, CN100488807C, JP4798474B2, NZ522190, GB2345392C, USRE44912

Quiet Vehicle Sounder (AVAS)

Known as an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS)

The Quiet Vehicle Sounder warns vulnerable road users of an approaching electric/hybrid vehicle.

Since 2010, Brigade has been involved in the QRTV (Quiet Road Transport Vehicles) working group to establish requirements for a UN standard.

Brigade has developed a multi-frequency Quiet Vehicle Sounder, integrating the patented bbs-tek® technology. bbs-tek® uses a wide range of White Sound® frequencies. This enables anyone in the direct path of the vehicle to instantly locate where and in what direction the sound is coming from and take evasive action if required. There is no safer alternative.

Back Up & Warning Alarms

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