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North American MNS becoming saturated

Market will still grow, especially software

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.

Vigilance is up and running

New emergency notification system developer looking to broaden footprint

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.

Emergency communications systems not mainstream—yet

Regulations and social media may quicken ECS buy-in

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.

Silent Knight trainings include new technologies


NORTHFORD, Conn.—Silent Knight by Honeywell is offering introductory and advanced fire alarm training in 20 states, the company recently announced.

Cooper Notification connects to FEMA alert


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,

IMS: Demand for mass notification systems expected to soar


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.

Fire-Lite’s mass notification system earns UL Listing


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.