To help in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, HÖRMANN Warnsysteme has sent a Mobela 150D mobile siren with a public address function to Italy. The city of Bolzano in South Tyrol is using it to enforce a curfew for local residents. South Tyrol has been hit hard by COVID-19. To try and stop the infection curve from becoming any steeper, it was decided to step up efforts to stop the spread of the virus. The Mobela is designed to be mounted on a car roof and can be used as an alert and as a public address system.

HÖRMANN Warnsysteme needed a special permit to make the delivery. ‘We installed and commissioned the systems immediately,’ said Sascha Hofer of Bolzano’s civil protection department. Fire service personnel are now drawing the attention of local residents to the regulations in force in a way that is impossible to miss. In addition to a prerecorded announcement, the driver of the vehicle can address specific people through a spherical loudspeaker.

Hundreds of Mobela sirens are in use with numerous emergency services in Germany and beyond. They are often used to complement existing stationary sirens. Their main strength is that they can be deployed very rapidly as befits the situation.