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SIA, NSCA to release school safety guidelines, tools at ISC West

Ronald L. Hawkins, manager of special projects and partnerships for SIA, talks about the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools

One of the members of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) likens the effort to enhance school security to the move decades ago to establish fire prevention, alarm and suppression standards for schools.

Mass notification goes mainstream

Recent interest spurred by factors such as codes and extreme weather

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 that includes everything from an ice cream plant to K-12 schools, according to industry experts.