Basics


The Integrator’s Best K-12 Security Practices

Friday, January 08, 2016 by John Mosebar | News & Articles · News · Basics ·

The Integrator’s Best K-12 Security Practices
John Mosebar of Aiphone discusses how commercial integrators can help enhance K-12 school security. Read more.

8 Methods for Layered Emergency Notification

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Michael Zuidema | News & Articles · News · Basics ·

8 Methods for Layered Emergency Notification
These mass notification technologies will ensure everyone in your school community has the information they need to stay safe during a crisis. Read more.

Hitachi Touts Alert Feature in Networked Projectors

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by MNEC Staff | News & Articles · News · Products · Basics ·

Hitachi Touts Alert Feature in Networked Projectors
Campus Notification System feature makes projectors an important part of an MNEC eco system. Read more.

How to Conduct a Mass Notification Risk Assessment

Monday, July 29, 2013 by Lisa Nadile | News & Articles · Basics · Codes & Standards · NFPA ·

How to Conduct a Mass Notification Risk Assessment
With the latest news reporting such tragedy, many organizations are thinking about what they can do to add protection for staff. The first step toward incorporating an emergency communications system is to identify the risks your people are facing. Read more.

Intelligibility Problems Abound with Fire Alarm Speakers

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by David McNutt | News & Articles · Blogs · Basics ·

Intelligibility Problems Abound with Fire Alarm Speakers
Fire alarm audio bandwidth isn’t designed for speech, it’s designed for that annoying fire alarm buzzer. Even if you’ve installed better loudspeakers as an extension of the fire alarm system, you still may not be receiving a proper audio signal. Read more.

6 Points to Consider About Physical Security Information Management

Monday, April 22, 2013 by Debakshi Dey Sarkar | News & Articles · Photos · Basics ·

6 Points to Consider About Physical Security Information Management
Using Physical Security Information Management means making security data available to IT for an analysis of security design and whether or not it is a success. It provides users with the ability to watch whomever has moved to certain areas and to take that information and have security or IT analyze for patterns, access trends, etc. Learn more about PSIM here. Read more.

Digital Signs Can Provide Weather, Emergency Warnings

Monday, April 08, 2013 by Daniel P. Dern | News & Articles · Blogs · Basics ·

Digital Signs Can Provide Weather, Emergency Warnings
Emergency sirens, horns, and audio announcements may be a good way to get people's attention, but digital signage is a good way to notify employees of any concerns in an authoritative manner. Read more.

When Seconds Count, Does Your Emergency Communications System Measure Up?

Friday, May 18, 2012 by Joel Shore | News & Articles · Blogs · Basics ·

When Seconds Count, Does Your Emergency Communications System Measure Up?
Emergency notification, or mass notification, has many options, but integrating your warning "systems" and networking them is the latest solution. Another is to use a hosted solution, in which you place much of your system off-site. Read more.

Behind the Scenes of Mass Notification & Emergency Communications

Friday, March 09, 2012 by MNEC Staff | News & Articles · Around the Web · Basics ·

Behind the Scenes of Mass Notification & Emergency Communications
Mass notification systems have received a lot of attention in recent years and represent a growing market for installing life-safety system contractors. Find out how this area developed, where it differs and overlaps with emergency communication systems, and where this market is heading. Read more.