The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), a partnership between NSCA and SIA, released the industry's first standard aimed at creating safe schools. The recommendations featured in the guidelines are product agnostic and offer a tiered approach to life safety technology. 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.