Norris brings you the life-safety and security headlines


Norris Inc. wants to be sure you’re up to date on what’s going on around the country in terms of life-safety and security news. As Northern New England’s premier life-safety and security company, Norris can help you protect your business or organization with fire alarms, intrusion detection, video surveillance, communications systems, emergency notification, tests and inspections, service and maintenance and so much more.


Fire Alarm News


In news from north of the border, CTV News Kitchner reports that smoke alarms are credited with potentially saving family of six after h ouse fire in Elmira over the weekend. The blaze was battled by 30 firefighters from nearby municipalities and the family was treated on the scene by paramedics. Thankfully, their smoke detectors were in good working order and everyone escaped without injury or loss of life. This story, thankfully, had a happy ending. Norris has reported on what happens when smoke detectors aren’t working properly:  FAULTY SMOKE DETECTORS


Emergency Notification News


In news from, some Illinois schools have set up ‘active shooter’ boxes that look like fire alarm pull stations. These manual activation points, widely called panic buttons, can be an extremely effective part of any organization’s emergency response plan. They can be programmed to carry out a number of predetermined emergency response countermeasures, including notifying police to, locking down perimeter doors, and notifying onsite personnel to the emergency. Norris can perform a free survey and provide a free estimate.


Intrusion Detection News


In news from, a burglary is being investigated, prompted by notifications from the alarm company that was on the job. The victim of the break-in was able to confirm that someone had been at her house and had stolen her car. Police took the proper actions and began investigating. A well-maintained and regularly used intrusion detection system can help mitigate loss. Reach out to Norris to see how they can help!


What is Norris all about?

Norris, Inc.—a South Portland, Maine-based life-safety and security systems integrator with satellite offices in Bangor, Maine; Lee, New Hampshire; and Burlington, Vermont—was founded nearly 40 years ago by two brothers, Brad and Harty Norris. The brothers remain on the board of directors today and continue to help steer the enterprise toward its goal of advancing life-safety, security, and communications while striving to grow in its status as Northern New England’s leading systems integrator. Norris provides fully integrated life-safety and security solutions, comprising disparate systems including fire alarm, intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, emergency notification, and communications.