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North American MNS becoming saturated

July 22, 2015Spencer Ives

DALLAS—The North American market for mass notification systems is getting saturated, IHS said, projecting the MNS market in the entire Americas region to see a CAGR of around 5.3 percent. However, MNS software is still driving the market's growth.“One of the issues with North America is that it's a pretty mature market for mass notification technologies.” Jared Bickenbach, IHS Research market analyst, Access Control, Fire & Security, told Security Systems News. “After September...

IHS, Jared Bickenbach, mass notification systems, MNS


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Suppliers

Vigilance is up and running

June 22, 2015Spencer Ives

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine—Vigilance, a relatively new player in the ENS market based here, already has a Northeast presence with hopes of greatly expanding its footprint.“Our intent is to be nationwide by the end of this year,” Vigilance CEO Jason Roberts told Security Systems News.Vigilance started offering its software-based system in March. Development first started one year prior, with the idea of creating a cost-effective and easily installed alternative to traditional panic buttons,...

Brad Norris, Intermed, Jason Roberts, mass notification systems, Matthew Cook, Norris, Vigilance


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Emergency communications systems not mainstream—yet

March 26, 2015Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—Providers and integrators of emergency communication systems (ECS) face a number of challenges when trying to establish or grow markets: It's not cheap to expand a fire alarm system into an ECS. Private companies are not required by law to have multi-faceted ECS or mass notification systems (MNS). And it's difficult to get excited about a security system designed for worst-case scenarios that nobody really wants to think about.Some ECS developers remain undeterred. Campus shootings...

Bob Kaczmarek, ECS, emergency communication systems, Farenhyt, Firetron, Honeywell, IHS, Jared Bickenbach, Justin Siller, Loren Schreiber


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Also Noted

Silent Knight trainings include new technologies

January 7, 2014SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Silent Knight by Honeywell is offering introductory and advanced fire alarm training in 20 states, the company recently announced. This year's curriculum has been expanded to include Silent Knight's multicriteria fire and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as its emergency voice system. Demand for carbon monoxide detection is rising because of new legal requirements, and because it's cheaper to combine fire and CO detection in one device, according to the news release. In addition,...

carbon monoxide detectors, mass notification systems, Shawn Burke, Silent Knight by Honeywell, training


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Cooper Notification connects to FEMA alert

June 11, 2013SSN Staff

LONG BRANCH, N.J.—Cooper Notification, a supplier of life safety and mass notification systems solutions, is offering its customers the ability to send alerts directly from their Roam Secure Alert Network to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's mobile alert system, according to a company statement. The Commercial Mobile Alert System, FEMA's public alert and warning system, is the government's latest development to communicate to the public in an emergency by sending specially formatted...

CMAS, Commercial Mobile Alert System, Cooper Notification, FEMA, IPAWS, mass notification systems, Roam Secure Alert Network, Scott Hearn, SSN


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IMS: Demand for mass notification systems expected to soar

May 24, 2013SSN Staff

LONDON—In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing manhunt, as well as the Sandy Hook massacre, governments, schools and other organizations are turning to mass notification systems to protect public safety, which is expected to fuel a 30 percent spike in demand for the North American market, according to IMS Research, now part of IHS.The research firm expects spending on MNS in North America to rise to $2.1 billion in 2017, up from $1.6 billion in 2013, according to a new report...

Boston Marathon bombings, Department of Defense, Fort Hood, IHS, IMS Research, mass notification systems, physical security, Sandy Hook, SSN


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Fire-Lite's mass notification system earns UL Listing

May 23, 2013SSN Staff

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell announced that its new Emergency Command Center mass notification system is the first non-proprietary line to be listed to Underwriter's Laboratories' 2572 standard, according to a press release. In October 2011, the formal 2572 standard for control and communications units of mass notification systems was published by the American National Standard Institute as a standard for which mass notification systems should be designed and tested. In addition...

ANSI, ECC, Fire-Lite Alarms, Honeywell, mass notification systems, NFPA 72, SSN, Underwriter's Laboratories


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