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Norris Team Strengthens Safety Program During Pandemic

The pros at Norris have always been devoted to safety (we even have our own safety mascot, Safe-T-Rex), and these unprecedented times of global pandemic and increased social distancing have allowed the company to focus on developing new safety programs and protocols and bust out an impressive safety record so far. As of mid-May, the company's [...]

May 26th, 2020|Blog, News|0 Comments

Mass Shooting Prompts Mass Notification Discussion In Canada

A recent mass shooting north of the border has Canadian authorities discussing the correct way to safely and effectively implement guidelines for mass notification systems. The discussions are covered in a May 3 story from the Calgary Sun, which notes that the mass shooting has left some criticizing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and [...]

May 11th, 2020|Blog, News|0 Comments

Norris, Inc. Helping To Keep Vermont Schools Safer

Though schools are currently practicing remote learning to follow government guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Norris is hard at work with two school systems in the Green Mountain State. They are providing valuable upgrades to life-safety and security systems to prepare for the eventual return of students, faculty, and staff. Norris is [...]

April 29th, 2020|Blog, News|0 Comments

Residents Alive Due to Fire Alarm’s Warning

In a news story out of the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, a properly functioning fire alarm is once again being thanked for saving lives during a recent blaze. At Norris, we have discussed the importance of having regular tests and inspections conducted and also to conduct regular home smoke detector tests. The April 26 story from local NBC affiliate [...]

April 29th, 2020|Blog, News|0 Comments

Covid-19 Forces Suspension of Annual Spring Smoke Detector Check

Covid-19 has affected virtually everyone's life in one way or another. To add to the list, the York Nebraska Fire Department has announced they will not carry out their regular spring smoke detector check for senior citizens. You can read the original article here: York News-Times. The suspension of the smoke detector checks is due to [...]

April 24th, 2020|Blog, News|0 Comments

Up To $50 Million To Schools For Security Upgrades

Norris Inc. is helping schools throughout New England access the $50 million in federal grant money set aside for the school violence prevention program. Public and private schools are currently eligible for security upgrades. The grant funding is through the federal COPS School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP). Norris Inc. is Northern New England's premier commercial life-safety [...]

April 24th, 2020|Blog, News|0 Comments

Would-Be Thieves Foiled By Burglar Alarm

In the news from the Butler Eagle, located in Butler County Pennsylvania, two would-be thieves were foiled in their burglary of a local convenience store. When the would-be thieves tripped a burglar alarm breaking in to steal a safe that contained $6,000. "A burglar alarm just before 6:30 a.m. alerted officers, who spotted the suspected crooks [...]

April 24th, 2020|Blog, News|0 Comments

Norris Completes BDA Deployment at Historic New England University

Northern New England's premiere life-safety and security company Norris Inc., a Minuteman Company, recently completed a retrofit deployment of a Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA) system, a new life-saving technology, at UNH's historic Hamilton Smith Hall. The BDA system was put in place to ensure that first responders in the building always have a life-saving line of [...]

April 2nd, 2020|Blog, News|0 Comments

Security Robots Used to Enforce Curfew, Help Prevent Spread of Covid-19

In a story from Arab News, live-video-enabled security robots are patrolling the streets of Tunisian capital Tunis to help enforce a curfew."The unmanned ground vehicles are called P-Guard and locally developed by Enova Robotics," the story reads. "They are being used by the Ministry of Interior to enforce its lockdown of Tunis."   The robots patrol the streets [...]

March 31st, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Responsible Citizen, Installed Burglar Alarm Help Catch Would-Be Bad Guy

In recent news from Eureka, California ABC affiliate 7 KRCR News, an observant and civic-minded citizen called the police and notified them that something seemed fishy when an unknown man tried to enter her home and, unsuccessful, moved on to a neighbor's open garage. "The caller said an unknown male attempted to open her front door [...]

March 25th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments