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Carson Sirens SC-1022 Volunteer Firefighter Handheld Siren

Item #:101200
MFG Part #: SC-1022
In StockUsually ships the next business day
List Price: $459.09
Sale: $246.30

Product Description


SC-1022 Volunteer Remote Carson Siren

“A Small Siren with Big Results” in the Palm of Your Hand

This hand held siren from Carson Sirens the most rugged and dependable siren on the market, is here and is making a huge hit with police, fire and EMS. The SC-1022 hand held police siren and fire siren is the lowest cost most featured packed siren out there. If you haven't heard the Carson Sirens mechanical tone yet, you are missing out! The Sc-1022 siren has this traffic clearing siren tone. The Sc-1022 volunteer siren is the best choice for volunteer firefighters period!

Carson SC-1022 Siren is a firefighter's best tool. Sirens in personal vehicles can be obstructive. Most personal vehicles are not designed for installation of emergency vehicle sirens. That's why the Carson SC-1022 Firefighter Siren is perfect for every volunteer firefighter out there who needs true warning power without the size of a console mounted siren.

Another great feature of the siren is the handheld remote. During operation, you simply take the controller and control both your siren and lights. The push buttons are easy to feel without using taking your eyes off the road. This is a huge safety plus to begin with, but there is more! The other benefit is during installation. With the SC-1012, you have to not only wire the siren to the speaker and power, you wire the siren to the several switches that are on the switch panel. This adds sometimes hours to your install. (Depending on your skill level). With the SC-1022 mechanical siren, you simply plug the remote control into the amplifier box and you are done. For the price difference between the SC-1012 and the awesome SC-1022, this along is worth it!

There are two parts to this siren. First, you have the actual amplifier itself. This is the size of a standard siren. This is what powers the siren speaker that you mount in your grill or in the hood compartment. This is a 100 watt siren amplifier that is the same volume and built with the same standards as your standard NFPA certified fire apparatus. The siren amplifier will mount underneath your passenger seat (most common), hidden well away from view. This way it is there when you need it - out of the way when you don't.

The second part to the siren is the remote control. This connects to the amplifier via a coiled cable. It's simply plug and play. Once the controller is connected to the amplifier, you are able to control all functions of the SC-1022. You have 6 different buttons that operate different tones and 2 buttons that operate lighting.

That's right! The Carson SC-1022 has 2 lighting circuits that can be controlled directly from the controller. So let's say that you have the SoundOff Intersector LED Light that clear intersections, a other LED lighting to the front, and SoundOff Undercover LED Inserts in the rear. You can have "lighting stages" set up to where you can activate only the front lighting, only the rear lighting or both for emergency response mode! Each circuit has 20 amps so that you can provide enough power to connect a full size LED lightbar as well. The controller is rubberized, backlit and changes colors when you have a specific function activated.

The final aspect that the Carson SC-1022 Siren offers is it's sound. We all know what a fire truck sounds like. We operate them or hear them everyday. That sound is unique. Reproducing that sound is very difficult (especially since it's patented). But the Carson Sirens SC-1022 Volunteer Siren produces a mechanical siren sound that is just as effective as the classic sound! The SC-1022 includes your standard tones such as wail, yelp, phaser, stuttertone air horn, and the manual ramp up and ramp down, but also includes the best sounding mechanical siren tone that has ever been produced. The "rasp" of this tone is highly effective. We can attest - people will expect a full size engine and will give you the right of way quicker! We have tested this - it works!

SC-1022 - Carson Sirens Quality

As with all Carson Sirens, this siren is built with the quality that we have come to expect; reliable performance, ruggedness, durability and consistent quality make this siren truly tough to the core! If it breaks - we'll fix it or replace it under our5 Year No-Hassle Warranty

Carson SC-1022 Volunteer Features

  • Mechanical Tone: This sirens deep and gutsy mechanical tone allows you to sound just like a fire truck clearing traffic. This siren will set you apart from the rest.
  • Lighted Push button Controls: Two lighted push button switches for controlling auxiliary or emergency lighting.
  • Output Diagnostic Indicator: Sensors at the siren output connector measure when the siren is creating an output to the speaker on the face of the remote amplifier for diagnostic purposes. This provides the service person with the ability to determine if the problem is internal with the siren or external with the wiring and speaker should the system fail to produce a warning signal.
  • Horn Ring Cycler 2: Allow the operator the capability to run the siren tones from the vehicle horn ring or other external switching for hands free tone selection during pursuit or rescue situations.
  • Remote hand held unit with push button controls
  • Compact 100-watt electronic siren amplifier with 20 total amps of light control
  • Two illuminated rockers for light controls./li>
  • Six pushbutton switches for Mechanical, Wail, Yelp, Phaser, Manual, and Air Horn with optional European HiLo/Two Tone siren tone
  • DIP switch programmable tones
  • Power indicator on remote amplifier
  • Horn Ring Cycler (HRC2) for hands free siren tone control
  • Amplifier and light controls fused separately and externally
  • Short circuit, high voltage and reverse polarity protection systems
  • Sound output indicator light for diagnostics
  • Mounting bracket
  • 2" H x 6" W x 6" D
  • No-hassle 5-year limited warranty
  • SC 1022

Carson SC-1022 Comparison Chart

Carson Siren SC-1022 Federal Signal MS4000U Code3 PSE 3900 Remote Whelen Alpha 12M/12R
Mechanical Tone YES! No Yes No
Light Control Outputs YES! No No No
Speaker Diagnostics YES! No No No
Auxillary Input & Horn Ring YES! No Yes No
Flexible Dip Switch Programming YES! No Yes No
5 Year Or Greater Warranty YES! No No No

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Product Reviews

19 Reviews
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21% Recommend this product (4 of 19 responses)
By GBJohn
Simple installation
April 2, 2022
Hardest part of the installing was routing the wires for the lights in the grille and the speaker due to the vehicle’s design. The siren and controller were simple and the wiring terminal block made it easy to make all connections. I used a piece of strong Velcro to attach it to a plastic heater vent under the passenger seat. Used a cigarette lighter plug to provide the 12V switched power for the system. Works great!
ProsSmall footprint Wiring terminal block Simple instructions
ConsShould come with Velcro to mount the siren box
By Roy
Winfield Missouri
Fits great in jeep
October 27, 2021
You don’t even know it’s there hides perfectly under seat. Works great.
By Juan
Puerto Rico
Super Genial
March 27, 2020
La mejor compra que he hecho. Desde joven he reparado sirenas que la gente desecha por no funcionar y las instal? a mis autos. Esta es mi primera compra de una sirena nueva, y me encantan los tonos en especial el tono mec?nico. Soy Policia Estatal de Puerto Rico y radioaficionado.


The best purchase I have ever made. Since I was young I have repaired sirens that people discard for not working and installed them? to my cars. This is my first purchase of a new mermaid, and I love the shades especially the mechanical shade. I am a Puerto Rico State Police and radio amateur.
ProsF?cil instalaci?n. Peque?a para mantener oculta. Accesible atravez del control manual con cable en espiral GOOGLE TRANSLATE: Easy installation. Small to keep hidden. Accessible through manual control with spiral cable
Great product
May 1, 2019
My opinion is it's a great product and very easy to install
By Ryan P.
Carson 1022 Siren
September 8, 2016
By far the best siren out there for the price. I bought one and it definitely moves traffic flawlessly. Wouldn't ask for anything better. Highly recommend this product!
By Chris
Carson 10-22
June 27, 2016
One of the best compact sirens on the market.
By klavins a.
September 2, 2014
très bon vendeur satisfait du produit
By alain
Carson SC-1022
September 2, 2014
vraiment satisfait du produit vendeur très sérieux je vous le conseil a tous
By Franklin M.
Great Siren
May 14, 2014
I have had this for about 6 months and I love it. Purchased the slim speaker with it and it works like a champ. Only thing I would change is the wail. It would be nice to start at a higher frequency. But other then that the unit is GREAT!
By Dalton C.
Handheld siren
February 24, 2014
Was pondering which siren to get from carson but because of the much needed space issue i chose this unit. Great customer service and a great product. No issues during shipping and so far this siren is doing great! Siren has many of options and the light switches on the remote just make everything easier. Very loud also does have an odd horn but the mechanical tone makes up for it!!!

By Jason G.
Carson SC-1022
August 21, 2013
I am thoroughly impressed with this siren! Big performance from such a small package. The mechanical tone is one of the best I have heard from an electronic unit. If your able purchase the holster for the hand held control unit you'll be glad you did. Carson truely made a great siren in this unit and The Public Safety Store is a great place to get it. Great deal all around! Will definately recomend this siren and The Public Safety Store to others....keep up the great work guys!
By Michael C.
SC -1022
June 21, 2013
This siren Installation was a breeze. I got the 84.99 speaker with it, its plenty loud. Havent had a chance to try it out yet. Hats off to the public safety store. I ordered it tuesday afternoon and by the evening it was shipped! Man thats awesome in todays world when nobody keeps any inventory. I got it friday at noon. Took almost 4 hrs to install. I didnt buy the wiring kit. I just went to autozone picked up everything i needed. I would recommend this to anyone.

Thanks michael
By OneCreativeMedia
Works Great..
January 31, 2013
Fast shipping, Great Product.. Just got it installed today and this is a perfect system for anyone who owns a Jeep. The way we have ours installed is: the main unit under the driver's seat, the remote goes perfectly inside the hand rest box as the new re-designed Jeep Wranglers hand rest box has a factory space hole where you can run the cable and the entire system and remove is hidden from thiefs. We got ours installed with a 100 watt Siren Speaker right at the front Grill and it sounds loud as hell... Highly recommend this item for anyone who off-roads. In an emergency situation, this will be your NUMBER 1 call for help.
By Ryan
Great siren for the price
November 29, 2012
This siren unit is great, easy installation, great sound, all for an affordable price. love having the controls right in my hand
By Shawn C.
Sc 1022
July 6, 2012
Very good siren for the price. Easy install and the backlit controls are great at night .
By Ryan H.
Carson 1022 siren
April 7, 2012
Excellent choice, well worth the money and by far the best sounding siren I've heard. Installation was a breeze and you just can't beat the price of this item. For a volunteer firefighter you must have this siren it's so nice to have everything right in your hand when you need it.
By bobby
March 25, 2012
love it
By Brent B.
Best siren ever!
March 20, 2012
This siren is amazing!! The small size is excellent and has an amazing sound. The remote is nice and small, super easy to use when your driving. Not only is the siren nice, but it is awesome having the perfect amount of light controls right in the palm of your hand. It is the perfect switch box/siren combo anyone could ask for. I've had tons of people tell me that they think the ladder truck or engine is coming down the street. Wouldn't think back on my decision for a second!
By Brian B.
Carson Sirens SC-1022 Volunteer Siren
November 17, 2011
I purchased this siren and the small profile speaker. I received the items in a timely manner, however the documentation for the SC-0122 was not in the box. I had to print the instructiions off Carson's website.

Installation went well with no big surprises. I did have a question regarding max start up amps of the light circuit, but the documentation did show me what I needed to know.

If you do use this siren make sure you have enough slack in your wiring so when you install it into the wiring block you have enough room to manipulate it to hook it up to the back of the unit.

For use, the handheld remote is great, just have to get used to which button is what when your responding so you don't take your eyes off the road. Siren sounds are good, but I wish the wail would start a little higher in frequency.