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Was Umpqua's mass notification system working?

October 7, 2015Amy Canfield

The mass notification systems at Umpqua Community College in Oregon may have failed when a gunman killed nine people and injured another nine on the campus, according to a newspaper account. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported that three associate professors said they did not receive a notification on their computers, and two of them said that, even being enrolled in campus alert system, they did not receive any text messages as promised under the system. They said they did receive one warning “sent...

active shooter, mass notification, Security Systems News, Umpqua Community college


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Mass notification sets sights on apps over SMS

October 18, 2013SSN Staff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—SMS may have had its day as the preferred delivery method of mass notification. Vendors are looking for new ways to deliver information, and their attention has landed on smartphone apps, according to a new report from IHS. SMS can be compromised in emergencies, the report found. “The reliability of traditional telephone markets has always been a hit-or-miss proposition in the event of an emergency,” said Omar Talpur, security, fire and access control analyst...

IHS, mass notification, Omar Talpur, smartphone apps, sms


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Fire Systems Installation

Silent Knight offers MNS, CO detection training

July 15, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Silent Knight by Honeywell recently announced that its nationwide series of fire alarm training courses has been expanded to cover IntelliKnight's mass notification and carbon monoxide detection capabilities.“This is new for us and it's very exciting,” Shawn Burke, training supervisor for Silent Knight, based here, told Security Systems News. Burke said the expanded training in the company's one-day fire drill course and its two-day tech ed course has been added...

IntelliKnight, mass notification, MNS, physical security, Shawn Burke, Silent Knight, SSN


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Silent Knight expands into mass notification, CO detection training

May 15, 2013SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Silent Knight by Honeywell is announcing that its nationwide series of fire alarm training courses have been expanded to cover mass notification and carbon monoxide capabilities, according to company statement. The mass notification training will cover Silent Knight's new IntelliKnight 5820XL-EVS mass notification system. Both new courses offer participants certificates of completion and continuing education units (CEUs). Both the one-day fire drill course and the two-day tech...

CO detection, Honeywell, IntelliKnight, mass notification, Silent Knight, SSN


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Gamewell-FCI to hold MNS seminars

February 8, 2013SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Gamewell-FCI, Honeywell's fire alarm manufacturing division, plans to host a series of seminars aimed to educate engineers, facility managers and security directors on emergency management planning and response and the most effective use of mass notification technologies, according to a company statement.The half-day seminars, which include 4.0 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for attendees, will walk participants through the initial emergency management planning...

Clery Act, Gamewell-FCI, Honeywell, mass notification, SAFETY Act


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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

Schools need to be armed … with mass notification!

December 19, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

Shock. Grief. Outrage. Those are some of the feelings we've all experienced in the aftermath of the massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Now I'd like to add “frustration” to the list. That's an emotion expressed by some fire installers who say they're frustrated that school officials don't realize how valuable an emergency communications system/mass notification system can be in situation like the one at Sandy Hook, where a young man...

Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, Carter Rierson, ECS, mass notification, Sandy Hook, Security Systems News


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9-11 first responder: Mass notification 'might have made a difference that day'

May 4, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

I just got back from an emergency management seminar in Burlington, Mass. sponsored by Notifier by Honeywell. The May 3 event opened with remarks from Thomas Von Essen, who was New York City's fire commissioner at the time of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, about the importance of mass notification/emergency communication systems. Von Essen spoke for only about 10 minutes, but hearing from someone so involved in the experiences of that terrible day about how mass notification/ECS...

Ara Beurekjian, Jack Poole, Jack Welch, Jim Yantosca, mass notification, Notifier by Honeywell, Peter Ebersold, Security Systems News, Thomas Von Essen


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Mass notification goes mainstream

February 6, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

YARMOUTH, Maine—Military installations and college campuses are the two verticals best known for having mass notification systems. However, as that facet of the industry develops and grows, mass notification increasingly is in demand by a more diverse market, according to industry experts.In upstate New York, for example, industries ranging from an ice cream-making plant to an aerospace manufacturer have added mass notification systems. In the Midwest, commercial buildings are showing greater...

All Systems, Duane Hannasch, Fire Alarm Control Systems, Great Lakes Building Systems, John Wojdan, Keith Senn, mass notification, NFPA, Scott Lord, Time and Alarm Systems


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Fire Systems Installation

Life Safety Designs campus safety partner

February 24, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Life Safety Designs recently won a contract to provide a campus mass notification system for the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. That university is now the third campus in the Florida state university system for which Life Safety Designs is the mass notification provider, according to J.R. Sykes, head of contract sales & inspections for Life Safety Designs, which is based here and does about 60 percent of its business designing, installing and servicing fire...

J.R. Sykes, LIfe Safety Designs, mass notification, University of South Florida at St. Petersburg


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Heeding trend pays dividends for Great Lakes

February 3, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Being ahead of the mass notification curve  has paid off for Great Lakes Building Systems, helping it win contracts worth about $850,000, according to company president John Wojdan. He said that the 10-year-old company, which is based here and is a Notifier Engineered Systems Co. affiliate and a certified Honeywell Commercial Security Systems dealer, realized over the past few years that “the fire guys … would be the leaders in mass notification because our systems are extremely...

Great Lakes Building Systems, John Wojdan, mass notification, Notifier Engineered Systems Co.


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