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    Are you prepared for a power outage?

    As the active 2019 hurricane season is winding down in the Atlantic, sweeping man-made blackouts are affecting hundreds of thousands of California residents as the utility company cuts power in hopes to prevent new fires being caused by downed live utility lines. Early season snow has hit the Rockies and the Midwest, sending a reminder of the problems winter weather will soon be bringing to many throughout central U.S.

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    Topics: Natural Disaster, emergency communication system, security plan, power

    Technology spurs upgrades from mass notification to emergency communication systems

    College campuses and military installations are among the first sites that come to mind as having embraced mass notification systems, but the need to quickly communicate vital information to large numbers of people is being recognized by many verticals such as manufacturing plants, public gathering spaces and even entire municipalities. The impact of severe weather outbreaks, fire emergencies and other tragic events can be mitigated with improved communications.

    Current technology, often centered around mobile devices, has pushed traditional mass notification systems (MNS) toward the “old school” category, being upgraded in many cases to emergency communications systems (ECS). Two main elements separate traditional MNS from advanced emergency communications.

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    Topics: mass notifications, Security Systems, audio, emergency communication system

    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

    Topics: Cybersecurity, national cybersecurity awareness month

    Tailgating is an often overlooked security risk

    Topics: Access Control, needs assessment, risk management, tailgating

    Nominations are Open for the 2020 Gift of Security

    Topics: gift of security, team101, corporate social responsibility, corporate giving, nominations