The Commander siren control system offers both secure activation and status monitoring of any alert and notification system. From Giant Voice to Mechanical and Intelligent siren systems, Commander is designed to control, monitor, and link your warning system. 
Federal Signal Commander continues to evolve to meet the challenging demands of customers throughout the world to provide a system unmatched in its features and ease of use. Commander offers Emergency Managers and system operators complete, secure activation and status monitoring of any siren system. From siren activation to in-building alerting, this system is designed to provide your facility with complete alert and notification capability. 
From controlling 1 siren to 511, the system can expand to accommodate  your changing needs. Federal Commander provides an easy to use activation screen. Administrators can program 50 Hotkeys to activate all sirens, zones,  or individual sirens. Each Hotkey can be programmed to include a text, email, or voice message. A single Hotkey can activate sirens and send informational  messages simultaneously. 






Operating System

Windows 10 Professional
Windows Server 2012-2019 R2 

Server operating system recommended.


Microsoft .NET Framework 4


CPU / Speed

Intel Xeon or i7
2.8 GHz or higher


Memory (RAM)

8 GB or higher


Hard Drive

250 GB or higher

Solid State (SSD) Recommended.

Optical Drive

DVD+RW, DVD-RW drive

For software installation/optional backup.

Network Adapter

100/1000 Mb Network Interface Card



HD 1920x1080

Widescreen HD monitor/video card recommended for CommanderAssist applications.

Sound Card

Simple Stereo Sound Card

Required for local servers initiating text-to-speech audio, to convert text to speech for radio devices.


RS-232 Serial Port

Required for local server to SS2000 interface to radio or direct serial interface to digital radios. Not required for 100 % IP-based siren system.


Two PCIe Slots

Required for optional GPS time synchronization card and/or optional I/O card.


Four (4) USB 3.0 ports

For use with external powered speakers, mouse and keyboard.


AC Surge Suppression Device or Uninterruptible Power Supply

UPS recommended.


 CommanderOne Prerequisites:

  • Commander (SFCDWARE) version 14.6 or greater.
  • Internet access at the Central Control Unit (base station computer running Commander)
  • Static IP address assigned to on-premises Commander CCU/CCUs.
  • Required network ports: 80, 443 bi-directional to commanderone.net




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Ordering Information

Model Types
Model Description
SFCD10 Federal Commander two-way status monitoring software, 10 site license
SFCD25 Federal Commander two-way status monitoring software, 11-25 site license
SFCD255 Windows® application software for up to 255 sites
SFCD512 Windows® application software for up to 511 sites