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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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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, Firetron, Honeywell, IHS, Jared Bickenbach, Justin Siller, Loren Schreiber, mass notification systems, MNS, Paul Vautour

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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...

AtHoc, Aviv Siegel, Guy Miasnik, mass notification system, MNS, Patent

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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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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...

Honeywell, mass notification, MNS, Physical Security, Shawn Burke

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High-profile bombing, shootings drive MNS market

June 5, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

AUSTIN, Texas—The Boston Marathon bombing, the Sandy Hook school massacre and other high-profile incidents are a key reason why demand for mass notification systems is expected to spike 30 percent within five years, according to a new report from IMS Research, now part of IHS. The need to help protect the public will help drive spending on MNS in North America to $2.1 billion in 2017, up from $1.6 billion in 2013, the report says. “Very few people die in a building fire anymore”...

Boston Marathon, Emergency Mass Notification Systems, IHS, IMS, MNS, Omar Talpur, Sandy Hook

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School security after Newtown: Readers debate guards and guns

January 22, 2013Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—SSN's News Poll for February clearly struck a chord, with more than 230 readers responding to our questions about school security in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. But like the debate in the public at large, consensus about solutions—especially the use of armed guards—was hard to find.One point that a majority of poll respondents agreed on was the security solution that school officials would most likely choose in the aftermath...

ECS, MNS, Security Systems News (SSN)

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