Top 5 Reasons Your Business Should Have Video Surveillance

Top 5 Reasons Your Business Should Have Video Surveillance There are a number of compelling reasons to have a video surveillance in your organization. Norris has talked with you before about the importance of life-safety and security systems including fire , intrusion detection, access control, emergency notification and, of course, surveillance. The following 5 reasons to have a [...]

November 23rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Top 5 Thanksgiving Safety Tips (and a bonus tip!)

Top 5 Thanksgiving Safety Tips (and a bonus tip!) It’s that time of year again. Halloween is behind us and “The Holiday Season” is here, complete with Christmas music on the radio, decorations in the stores and Black Friday sales being touted. However, before Christmas, Yule, Solstice, 8 Days of Hanukkah, the 29-30 days of [...]

November 16th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Norris Inc. Employee Profile: Alan Jochem

Norris Inc. Employee Profile: Alan Jochem Norris Inc. prides itself on hiring the best people around. Norris has a nearly 40-year tradition of building a strong team that cares about country, community and giving of self to help others. In a continuing segment, Norris will take a look at the team members who make the [...]

November 12th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

Emergency notification system doesn’t work as drilled, leads to anger

Emergency notification system doesn’t work as drilled, leads to anger   In recent news from, a phoned-in threat against a local community college lead to a campus-wide lockdown and at least a little anger at the way things were handled.   When someone anonymously phoned in a threat of violence against Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, Mass, [...]

November 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Norris Surveillance Video of the Month

It’s that time of year again! Time to help your kids put together a costume, maybe dress up yourself, and hit the streets on Halloween for some trick or treating. Norris always likes to play it safe, so please remember flashlights, reflective clothing and walking on sidewalks. But remember to have fun, too. One of [...]

October 29th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Norris helps protect rescued horses at MSSPA

Norris has been working very closely with the Maine State Society or the Protection of Animals for the last couple years. They have been working hard, meeting with the client on a regular basis to understand their special and evolving needs. Norris has designed and installed communications, life-safety, and video-based security systems for the Society’s newly [...]

October 26th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

Security Industry Association publishes 2018 Megatrends List

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its 2018 edition of its Megatrends list. The list is an annual top 10 of the major trends shaping the security industry and pushing integrators to make customers sites safer and to provide more value. This year the top 10 trends were all about connection, integration and evolving [...]

October 19th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Students helping protect lives and property!

In heartening news from out of Spokane, some students recently decided to help out by volunteering to install smoke alarms in area homes. The story notes that the students wanted to raise awareness about fire safety on campus and in the community. Students partnered with the local fire department, the Red Cross, Whitworth University, [...]

October 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Norris Chief Operations Officer Honored With Patriot Award

Norris Chief Operations Officer Craig Elkanich got a surprise recently. Unbeknownst to him, he had been nominated for a prestigious Patriot Award from the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of Guard and Reserve program. The ESGR program grants these awards to employers/managers who make life easier on National Guardsmen, Reserve members and their families. Elkanich was [...]

October 11th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

National Emergency Alert Test Scheduled for Today

Norris has learned that a national test of a new Presidential Alerting System that was previously scheduled and postponed will occur today at 2:18 Eastern Time. The news of the test, published on the Government Technology website, comes at a time when emergency preparedness and emergency management are paramount on everyone’s minds. We’ve discussed before [...]

October 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments