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Former FDNY commissioner: Mass notification would have helped during 9/11

December 11, 2013Amy Canfield

NORTHFORD, Conn.—It has been more than a decade since two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, changing the lives of Americans forever, and resulting in the deaths of 2,750 people.Could it happen again? Thanks to the evolution of situational awareness technology and mass notification systems, the mass casualties could be mitigated, Tom Von Essen said at a press conference at Honeywell Life Safety, based here.Von Essen was the commissioner of the New York Fire Department during 9/11 and...

9/11, FDNY, Honeywell Life Safety, Tom Von Essen, World Trade Center


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Boston Marathon bombing could accelerate video surveillance spending

April 30, 2013SSN Staff

WELLINGBOROUGH, U.K.—In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, spending on video surveillance equipment may experience a spike that augments already lofty expectations for the market, according to a statement from IMS Research, a market research firm based here. History suggests that high-profile events of terrorism can drive global sales of video surveillance equipment. Worldwide revenue for the market is projected to rise to $20.5 billion in 2016, up 114 percent from $9.6 billion in 2010,...

9/11, Boston Marathon bombings, FEMA, IMS Research, London Underground bombings, video surveillance


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Collaborating and constantly adapting: The World Trade Center security team at work

September 8, 2011Martha Entwistle

NEW YORK—The World Trade Center security team of engineers from Ducibella, Venter & Santore and integrators from Diebold spend a lot of time together. They have official meetings at least twice a week to track progress. Since the collaboration began early this spring, long days have been the norm. And, with the Sept. 11 opening of the Memorial site approaching, longer days along with unofficial dinner and breakfast meetings are increasingly common. “Normally when you work with an integrator...

9/11, 9/11 Memorial, Brian Coulombe, CBRN, Diebold, Ducibella, DVS, Enterprise Security Systems, Frank Santamorena; Kathryn Bartunek; and John DeGeorge, Kevin Engelhardt


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Fire Systems Installation

ECS = 'A brand new industry'

September 8, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Before Sept. 11, 2001, few people saw the need for a comprehensive emergency communications system, according to Peter Ebersold, marketing director for Notifier by Honeywell. However, he said, that was before first responders at the World Trade Center were not able to communicate well with each other because of such factors as the Twin Towers' structure and the early damage they sustained, and because the buildings' occupants did not receive the emergency information they...

9/11, Bob Farm, Bob Kaczmarek, ECS, Emergency Communications Media Forum, emergency communications system, FireTron Inc., Great Lakes Building Systems, Jack Poole, John Wojdan


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September 11 transformed fire industry

August 16, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and BRONX, N.Y.—The Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center killed nearly 3,000 people at that site, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers. This September marks the 10th anniversary of the attack, and the vice presidents of two New York City fire companies recently spoke to Security Systems News about how they believe the tragic event in their city changed the industry, leading to increased safety standards. “The key word since 9/11, in my opinion, is...

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