Emergency Communications Systems by Honeywell
Learning and Solutions for ECS and Mass Notification

ECS and Life Safety

Honeywell Life Safety is committed to sharing experience and knowledge in Emergency Communications Systems and Mass Notification through this site by:

Providing timely information on the growth of ECS and MNS
Reporting on ECS codes, standards, grants, and requirements

Presenting a wide range of ECS solutions for campus, military, and industry

ECS Updates

Recently, Beth Welch, PR manager for Honeywell Fire Systems, moderated a media forum addressing emergency communications. The session featured Jack Poole, principal of Poole Fire Protection in Olathe, Kan.; Bob Farm, project manager for United Fire Protection in Kenilworth, N.J.; Bob Kaczmarek, vice president of sales & marketing for FireTron Inc. of Stafford, Tex.; John Wojdan, president of Great Lakes Building Systems in Buffalo, N.Y.; and Peter Ebersold, marketing director for NOTIFIER.
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Timely Warning vs. Emergency Notification: What’s the Big Difference?
Knowing when and how to apply these two different requirements will help you to comply with the Clery Act.

The emergency notification requirement added to the Jeanne Clery Act in 2008 is much more than a quicker version of the longstanding timely warning requirement that has been a part of the law since it was first enacted in 1990. Read Article (Campus Safety) >

Solutions to Your Common Emergency Notification Problems
Planning, policies, coordination with other stakeholders and education will help to ensure everyone on campus is appropriately alerted during a crisis. Read Article (Campus Safety) >

ECS = ‘A brand new industry’

Demand has grown for emergency communication systems since 9/11, panel of experts says

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Restructuring the fire alarm code

NFPA 72-2010 features significant changes to benefit system design and installations.

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Mass Notification Know-How

Understanding the mass notification and emergency communication codes, planning process and available technologies can open a new market of opportunities for dealers. Conducting a thorough risk analysis and making the most of its findings is key.

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Silent Knight

Silent Knight Introduces Fire Alarm & Emergency Communications System

Silent Knight by Honeywell introduces the new Farenhyt ECS (Emergency Communications System) line, providing both cutting-edge fire protection and a system for broadcasting real-time communications within a facility, big or small.

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New Emergency Communications Offerings Provide Cost-Effective, Remote Control Capabilities

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GAMEWELL-FCI Expands Emergency Communications Offerings

Integration of Audible, Visual Alerts from Alertus® Enhances Emergency Notification Capabilities

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Can You Hear (and understand) Me Now?

Ten key issues affecting the intelligibility of voice communications.

Read the full article in the NFPA Journal®

Are you ready to be compliant with the 2008 Clery Act Amendments?

Effective July 1, 2010, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) adds a statement of “emergency response and evacuation procedures” to the Clery Act annual security report (ASR) produced by institutions of postsecondary education.

Changes to Clery Act impact emergency plans, require drills

Summary of The Jeanne Clery Act

NOTIFIER BY Honeywell Installs First Emergency Communication Speakers on UCSB Campus

A Notifier Mass Notification System, designed and manufactured by Honeywell, is being installed on the UCSB campus. For details, read the full UCSB press release.

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