Recent public tragedies have often led to the lament, ‘If only there had been some way to warn people.’ New alerting technologies and systems are answering that need in a major way. Find out what you must know to tap into this growing market.
Last month, we covered the basics of the life-safety discipline referred to as mass notification systems (MNS). This relatively new technology area aims to disseminate critical information among a large number of people in quick fashion.
Mass notification was the most notable trend in the fire/life safety industry in 2009, according to SSI‘s 2009 Fire Market Report. The report delves into MNS technologies and codes, and also takes a look at sprinkler monitoring, video fire detection and multiple-sensor fire detection.