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ESA develops electronic security guidelines for schools

June 24, 2013SSN Staff

IRVING, Texas—An Electronic Security Association panel of experts recently completed the ESA Electronic Security Guidelines for Schools, a resource for school officials who are considering adding electronic security systems to existing security programs. Available for free public download at www.ESAweb.org, the guidelines highlight the components of an effective school security program, providing an in-depth assessment of security planning, determining threats, procurement types, contractor...

Capital Fire & Security, Conn., David Koenig, ESA, ESX, Newtown, Sandy Hook, SSN


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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” because...

Boston Marathon bombing, Emergency Mass Notification Systems, IHS, IMS, MNS, Omar Talpur, Sandy Hook, 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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ESX welcomes Newtown, Conn. police chief

April 22, 2013SSN Staff

IRVING, Texas—Newtown Conn. Police Chief Michael Kehoe will be the featured speaker at The Electronic Security Expo's IceBreaker Luncheon, held Tuesday, June 18 at 12 p.m., according to a statement from the organization. The event is part of ESA's Electronic Security Expo, scheduled for June 17-21, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn.A first responder to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Kehoe was pivotal in helping his community cope with the unimaginable tragedy.“I'm glad to participate...

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SIA supports school security initiatives in letter to Obama

February 5, 2013SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Jay Hauhn, chairman of the board of directors for the Security Industry Association, sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging “a comprehensive solution” concerning security in the nation's schools, according to a statement from SIA. In the letter, Hauhn affirmed SIA's commitment to working with the administration, Congress, law enforcement and the education community to develop public policy solutions that may help avert another crisis like the one that...

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MSA Security to host active shooter symposium

February 5, 2013SSN Staff

NEW YORK—MSA Security, a provider of high consequence threat protection and specialized training for corporate and government clients, is hosting a free symposium to help school officials better understand and address an active shooter threat, according to a statement from the organization. The symposium will take place Feb. 22 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. In addition to educational sessions at the symposium, MSA Systems Integration will demonstrate the latest versions of its...

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Security and access control expert pens book on school security

January 25, 2013SSN Staff

APPLE VALLEY, Minn.—Dave Jabas, a specialist in electrified security hardware that ties into card access and fire alarms, has written an e-book exploring ways to improve school security, according to a press release. The book, entitled “We Can Protect Our Children: The Guide to Securing Our Schools and Daycare,” examines ways in which schools can upgrade existing locks and add security hardware to reduce the likelihood of school violence. Jabas, founder and owner of Wholesale Locks,...

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For school shootings, first response should be ECS

January 16, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

YARMOUTH, Maine—The nation's schools need to be armed—with emergency communication systems.That's the message from fire alarm dealers interviewed by Security Systems News after a gunman massacred 20 students and six staff at a Connecticut elementary school late in 2012.And to best protect students and staff, the dealers told SSN, schools also need to have an action plan that addresses such important questions as: Who are the true first responders in school emergencies?“When we look...

Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, ECS, LIfe Safety Designs, NFPA, Sandy Hook, Standard Electronics


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Greenwich schools beef up security after Newtown

January 11, 2013SSN Staff

GREENWICH, Conn.—Greenwich school officials are strengthening security following the shooting deaths of 26 children and educators in nearby Newtown last month, and they're looking at implementing even stricter measures, according to an AP report. For the first time, local police will carry key cards giving them immediate access to all public schools in an emergency, the report said. At other times, officers must seek permission with a buzzer to reach the front office. Schools Superintendent...

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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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