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AtHoc wins patent for innovative MNS

August 7, 2014SSN Staff

SAN MATEO, Calif.—AtHoc, a leader in network-centric interactive crisis communication systems, announced in late July that it has been awarded a patent centered on the use of mobile alerting and safeguarding information security throughout the alerting cycle. The patent, formally titled “Mobile Alerting System Using Distributed Notification Delivery,” was filed in November 2010, according to a company news release. AtHoc customers have been using this invention to advance their...

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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

The Washington Navy Yard shootings—and mass notification?

September 18, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

After a gunman killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, news reports say Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will be reviewing physical security and access at all Defense Department installations around the world. Presumably, he'll be looking at whether those facilities have mass notification systems (MNS)—because it's not clear whether the Navy yard had one. Even if it did, it may need improvement, because news reports indicate that only fire alarms were sounding and people inside...

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Mass notification and risk analysis: Readers favor doing your homework

June 20, 2012Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—Designing and installing mass notification systems is a growing segment of the security and fire market. But is it really worth conducting a risk analysis before starting a project, or is it just a waste of time and resources?Security Systems News posed that question in a monthly poll and found that most readers—nearly three-quarters of those who responded—said that risk analysis was a valuable and even essential part of the process.The non-scientific survey of 55...

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