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Dubhe Beinhorn describes AtHoc, Inc, winner of GSN’s 2012 award for “Best Mass Notification Solutions,” as a company that operates in one sector only: critical communications for crisis management....

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Thu, 2017-01-19 06:23 AM

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CHICAGO Jan. 17, 2017 Solacom Technologies, a leading Next Generation 9-1-1 solutions developer, and RapidSOS, an advanced emergency technology company, today announced a strategic partnership to...
Wed, 2017-01-18 01:45 AM

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WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today launched the “Stop! Trains Can’t” ad targeting young male motorists and encouraging them to act cautiously at railroad crossings. The...
Tue, 2017-01-17 02:52 AM

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HOUSTON Jan. 13, 2017 LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, announced a donation of $100,000 to fund specialized emergency training for six...
Fri, 2017-01-13 10:21 AM
YEHUD, Israel Jan. 12, 2017 Magal Security Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAGS) today announced it has recently won a series of projects, amounting to over $5.5 million.
Fri, 2017-01-13 10:17 AM
Jan. 12, 2017 Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in Mass Notification Systems, announced the installation of a new emergency Public Address (PA) System at the Ohio River Bridge...
Fri, 2017-01-13 09:56 AM

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ATLANTA Jan. 12, 2017 LaaSer Critical Communications (http://laaser911.com/) announces that its proprietary caller location determination technology has received a second United States patent (US...
Wed, 2017-01-11 06:48 AM

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LONDON Jan. 10, 2017 CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced it has won a new three year, £5 million, contract with England's Environment Agency to design, deliver and run England's new Future Flood...
Tue, 2017-01-10 08:23 AM

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ROWLEY, MA Jan. 9, 2017 Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), the world leader in gunshot detection technology, today announced that a major international airport in the United States has selected the...
Mon, 2017-01-09 08:06 AM
WASHINGTON Jan. 7, 2017 Passengers should be able to count on TSA and local and state law enforcement authorities to protect them. The principal lessons from Lockerbie, 9/11 attacks, and the Brussels...
Mon, 2017-01-09 07:51 AM
DUBAI Jan. 6, 2017 The Directorate General of Civil Defence, Dubai, has announced an agreement with Avaya to transform its communications capabilities and increase user satisfaction with the...
Mon, 2017-01-09 07:47 AM

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WASHINGTON Jan. 5, 2017 Clements Worldwide, a leading international insurance provider for individuals and enterprises operating overseas, announced the launch of new, high-limit Emergency Evacuation...
Thu, 2017-01-05 06:58 AM

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By Steve BittenbenderEditor, Government Security NewsA commuter railroad train failed to stop properly at a Brooklyn terminal during Wednesday morning’s commute, injuring more than 100 passengers....

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By Ann Coss and Ronald BearseSince the attacks of 9-11, our nation has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on strengthening its homeland security and domestic disaster response and recovery capabilities.   Despite these expenditures, individuals and families are concerned that they now have to think seriously about being prepared to be self-reliant for as long as a week, based on assumptions about disaster aid from external sources. And so they should be. 
By Esther Ndichu and Dale Herzog  Meteorologists sometimes can predict disasters with a high degree of certainty days, if not weeks, before they make landfall. Other times, however, the public is warned within mere minutes; and then there are those events that can’t be predicted at all. 
The security industry has a long history of protecting and saving lives, as well as a list of heroic achievements. Now, one more can be added to the list.
When an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, Japanese nuclear safety experts were quick to call for potassium iodide to be rushed to people in affected areas. Potassium iodide, or KI, lowers the risk of people developing thyroid cancer as a result of radioactive iodine exposure.
The disastrous results of the Boston Marathon bombings are testimony to the ineffectiveness of current security systems to predict and help avert devastating attacks. Although Boston’s security infrastructure was quite effective at post-disaster forensics, enabling the identification and neutralization of two suspects only days after the bombings, the community still had to suffer hundreds of injuries, loss of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars in collateral damage. 
 

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