Life Safety Communication Platform


CareHawk<sup>®</sup> CH1000(LT)

The Future of Life Safety Communications is Here

With an evolutionary design philosophy, CareHawk® offers state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly and affordable systems built to alert and communicate efficiently.

Ideal for Educational, Healthcare, Commercial and Correctional Facilities, CareHawk®’s carefully engineered life safety communications platform is used for sending out emergency messages, paging, district-wide alerts, clocks, video surveillance and more. The customizable platform monitors and analyzes sites for increased efficiency and security.

The CareHawk® CH1000 uses a distributed cabling architecture that reduces the cable requirements by 2/3rds.

The CH1000 delivers better audio clarity and lower energy consumption due to its class D amplifier. The built in Digital Signal Processor (DSP) eliminates noise and shapes the sound quality in acoustically-unfriendly environments. 

The CH1000 supports CAT5, CAT3, twisted pair, shielded or unshielded cable environments.

Any PBX or VoIP telephone system can be integrated into the CH1000 to allow paging and any other function from facility telephones or outside cell phones.

All CareHawk® systems are backward compatible to enable future upgrades and expansion with minimal cost.

One platform built to use market-specific software and accessories, allows facilities to tailor for any need. In addition, the platform can be retrofitted to accommodate existing systems.

The CH1000 series is designed to grow to 256 audio points and can be networked with up to 7 other systems to a maximum of 2048 audio points.

The CH1000 supports CAT5, CAT3, twisted pair, shielded or unshielded, fibre optic cable environments.

The CH1000(LT) delivers better audio clarity and lower energy consumption due to its class D amplifier. The built in Digital Signal Processor (DSP) eliminates noise and improves voice intelligibility in acoustically-unfriendly environments.

Built in North America, quality tested and equipped with a standard 5-year warranty, it's the most affordable installed system on the market without compromising service or functionality.


The CH1000 with market specific software and accessories can be tailored for education, healthcare, corrections, or industrial/commercial applications.

Communicate effectively with superior audio intelligibility.

The CH1000 uses a modern 300-Watt class D amplifier with a built-in Digital Signal Processor (DSP) for superior audio intelligibility. Messages are heard and understood every day and in times of crisis.

Simple and cost-effective installation.

The CH1000 is a hybrid platform designed to use standard CAT5(e), CAT3, shielded or unshielded cable. There is no need to replace existing cabling. It’s distributed architecture reduces cable and conduit materials by up to 2/3rds of a traditional system resulting in significant savings of both installation and material costs.

Always on the cutting-edge.

All new features are backward compatible, providing access to future life safety innovations.

Respond quickly and clearly to emergencies.

Add custom WAV files so emergency announcements can be pre-recorded in a calm, clear, and concise manner. Users can trigger these announcements via panic buttons, security sensors, PC software, telephone codes, or cell phones.

Users can call for help in several ways.

Call switches, panic buttons and scream sensors can be used to initiate emergency calls back to a security office or administrative location. Virtual call switches or panic buttons (VcallTM) can be used from a PC when telephones or other call means are out of reach or compromised.

Easily connect access control and security systems.

Streamline emergency functions to improve critical emergency response time. Trigger lockdowns that not only alert, but automatically lock doors and signal a central monitoring station.

Remote support and access is available from anywhere.

Configurations and system diagnostics can be monitored or changed via the Internet with no need to visit the site of installation, saving labor costs and service interruption.

A system designed for users.

The user-friendly AssistantTM software puts users in control with a visual tool that simplifies complicated tasks.

Stay on schedule.

The user-friendly CalendarTM software allows users to schedule unlimited events now or in the future. Play pre-recorded messages and tones, distribute music, activate cameras, activate relays to lock doors, signal other systems on a schedule, and more.

Always on-time.

The integrated Master Clock keeps any facility running effortlessly, on-time and in-sync.

Customize the platform to the unique needs of any facility.

Configure 64 page zones, 32 call-in groups, unlimited events, unlimited schedules and choose from 25 built-in tones or import 75 more of your own.

Administrators have control when and where they need it.

The platform includes any combination of PBX ports or Administrative Phone (AP1) ports up to a combined maximum of 8.

Employ safety accessories and functionality.

Each Security Switching Card (SS16/SS32) port can be used with speakers, call switches, security sensors, and cameras simultaneously. A single CH1000 supports up to 256 audio points and up to 2048 in a network configuration to grow with the needs of an expanding facility without the need for a forklift upgrade.

Facility-wide to district-wide communication.

The Security Switching Card(s) (SS16/32) can be located up to 2700ft from the central cabinet using a single CAT5(e) cable.

One of the greenest communications systems available today.

In some cases the CH1000 uses hundreds of pounds less material than other contemporary systems. Furthermore, the class D amplifier saves power consumption and is produced with a smaller carbon footprint than the traditional class B amplifier.

Piece-of-mind and support.

Each CH1000 is backed by a 5 year industry-leading warranty and world class customer support.

Key Features

  • Paging
  • Supervised Paging
  • Intercom
  • District Wide Communication
  • Mass notifications
  • Emergency Communications
  • Scheduling
  • Access Control
  • Security
  • Synchronized Clocks
  • More...

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What's the difference?

Each CH1000 system is based on the same state-of-the-art technology platform. To best meet the needs of our customers there are 3 base system models to get started.

CareHawk<sup>®</sup> CH1000(LT)


Lite Version

This system is perfect for smaller schools and facilities.

  • 3 Admin Phone / 1 Telephone slots
  • 64 ports
  • 64 Page Zones
  • 1 Intercom Channel
  • Single Install
  • AssistantTM / CalendarTM Software
  • 5 Year Warranty
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Full Version

This system is best for medium to large scale projects.

  • 8 Admin Phone / Telephone Slots
  • 256 Ports (2048 networked)*
  • 64 Page Zones
  • 1 or 2 Intercom Channels
  • Network Install (up to 8 systems)*
  • AssistantTM / CalendarTM Software
  • 5 Year Warranty
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Correctional Facilities

This system is designed for prisons and correctional facility needs.

  • 8 Admin Phone / Telephone Slots
  • 256 Ports
  • 64 Page Zones
  • 1 or 2 Intercom Channels
  • Full System Supervision
  • AssistantCRTM Software
  • 5 Year Warranty
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*Networked systems are available as a Dual System setup (2 systems) or a Master-Client system setup (1 Master and up to 7 clients). For more information please call a sales representative at +1 (888) 223–5816.

VOIP Telephone

Administrative Telephones

System control at your fingertips with the AP1 Administrative Phone.

The control center for paging, intercom, security, video and telephone communications with the CareHawk® CH1000(LT).

  • Backlit display turns red to indicate emergency communications
  • One-touch emergency page and 9 custom speed dials
  • Visual and audible indicator for incoming calls
  • System status with real-time status line icons
  • Easy to use wizard-based menu system with soft keys
  • Built-in speaker phone for hands-free VOX-based communication
  • Optional push-to-talk functionality
  • Independent volume control for handset, speaker and ring
  • Powered by CAT5(e) or CAT6 up to 1000ft. from CH1000(LT) and up to 4000ft. with local power supply

VOIP Telephone

classroom telephones

Keep connected to the classroom.

The VTM keeps teachers and staff connected in the classroom with VoIP telephones.

  • Classroom phones can access CH1000(LT) system, conveniently keeping system functionality at your fingertips. Authorized access is based on the phone or user.
  • Add virtually unlimited classroom phones
  • Classroom phones feature off hook transfer and duress for added student and staff safety during crisis situations.
  • Full FreePBX included (all the features of a PBX system)

VCall Software


Increased safety in the classroom.

A network of CareHawk® Virtual Call Point software (VCall™) is part of the CH1000 Platform and provides school staff the ability to place a normal or emergency call using a PC. The VCall™ software resides on the computer desktop as a tool bar that is unobtrusive to the user but is easily and quickly accessible using a mouse.

Security in the classroom is increased with VCall™ simply due to the covert nature of a PC based call point. When an intruder enters a classroom the telephone is the obvious device to disable, followed by preventing anyone from going near the call switch on the wall. VCall™ becomes the hidden alarm button giving the teacher another means of communication.

Tone Alerts


Ensure emergency messages are sent quickly and clearly!

ToneAlerts™ is an unobtrusive desktop toolbar that is quickly accessible using a mouse. Save precious seconds in notifying building occupants of a pending threat to health and safety, like severe weather emergencies.

The ToneAlerts™ allows users to broadcast emergency tones or WAV file messages throughout a facilities’ speakers. Up to 9 tones or WAV files may be selected for one-click activation.

Web Calendar

WebCalendar™ / Calendar™

Easily keep your school running smoothly with organized schedules.

WebCalendar™ is a browser based version of the PC based Calendar™ scheduling tool used with the CH1000 Platform. WebCalendar™ provides everything you need to schedule tones, programs, video surveillance, and other output events through the CH1000.

All of the required steps to schedule a timed event on a CH1000 are presented in an easy to understand wizard format. WebCalendar™ uses a standard day-month-year calendar. Events can be scheduled years in advance and are displayed in a graphical calendar view which makes keeping track of things easier.

Let our experts help tailor a solution that fits your needs.