The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools is getting ready to release school safety guidelines at ISC West. There has never been an industry standard for safety in education so these guidelines are the first of their kind. They seek to help schools take a tiered approach to school safety while working within their given budgets. Read more
The MNEC market goes beyond the one- and two-way emergency communications systems that currently dominate the industry's applications. MNEC requires integrators and technical/design consultants to interface with a diverse group of professionals, including architects, electricians, engineers, IT consultants, security managers and more. Survey respondents noted that the greatest obstacles to this market are the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), who are either uninformed or not up-to-date on standards that should be included in specifications. Growth of this emerging market is fueled by demand for increased emergency notification and life safety applications in public venues.