New Security Technologies Employed To Keep Airports Safe

In news from Fox News, airports around the globe are starting to employ new technologies to protect their assets from rogue drones. The news story notes that sightings of unauthorized drones at London's Gatwick Airport forced a 3-day shutdown which left thousands of frustrated travelers stranded and likely cost businesses countless hundreds of thousands if not [...]

June 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Commercial Surveillance Footage Being Used In Armed Break-In Investigation

In news from News12Connecticut, an armed break-in at an area bakery was foiled by the quick thinking baker and now police are using onsite video surveillance footage to try and catch the bad guys. The armed break-in occurred at around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19. The Baker and his assistant were onsite prepping for [...]

June 27th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Fire Alarm Failure

In recent news from ABC affiliate WJLA out of Washington DC, a small fire alarmed parents of elementary school students at Anne Beers Elementary when the fire alarm failed to activate during the minor emergency. On Monday, June 10, staff discovered a small kitchen fire and activated a nearby pull station. However, the activated device did [...]

June 27th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Employee Profile: Bob Swartz

Norris has some long-time employees in the fold. These are folks that started at Norris and quickly became part of the family. Hard-working people dedicated to doing a good job and making sure that our customers are getting the best in life-safety and security.  Some people do a little extra, too. Take, for example, Norris [...]

June 24th, 2019|Blog, News|0 Comments

New Carbon Monoxide Scare!

In news from local NBC affiliate NBC10, a 2017 carbon monoxide scare at a Cranston, RI school led to the discovery that many schools in the state did not have CO detectors to help protect students, faculty, and staff. One of the parents of the impacted students fought to get a law passed requiring the [...]

June 21st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Norris and Vigilance helping schools combat vaping, bullying epidemics

It's no doubt that the vaping and bullying epidemics are on the rise. In statistics from, 28% of grade 6-12 students admit they have been bullied and only 20%-30% of those confide in an adult. In separate statistics from, 7 out of 10 teens are exposed to vaping and e-cig advertising. Of those [...]

May 30th, 2019|Blog, News|0 Comments

Online deals on life-safety equipment a losing bet

In recent news from The Metro UK, a UK-based consumer watchdog group, Watchdog Which? has tested s few different smoke and CO detectors available for sale through eBay and Wish and found them lacking.The report says that they tested 4 different models which accounted for top sales at both eBay and wish and none of them would have performed [...]

May 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Norris Inc Employee Profile: Brooks Thompson

Norris prides itself, not only on being life-safety and security experts but on attracting and holding onto some of the brightest, most talented and dedicated people around. Interested in joining the Norris Team? Check out some of the positions we have available. In an ongoing series of Employee Profiles, we've been highlighting our greatest assets--our [...]

May 23rd, 2019|Blog, News|0 Comments

Outdated Access Control Systems Present Vulnerabilities

A recent white paper from access control credential provider HID (NOTE: requires registration with HID to download) discusses problems presented by outdated access control systems including weakened physical security at your enterprise. The white paper makes clear how important it is to begin to think of both physical access control and logical access control and how [...]

May 17th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Hundreds of antique cars, motorcycles destroyed in Pittsburgh fire

Norris is your one-stop-shop for all things life safety, security, emergency notification, and communications. We have technology and life-safety code experts on-staff waiting to help you design the most robust detection and notification systems out there. Our expertly designed and installed systems can become the mitigating factor between you and a loss. One warehouse facility [...]

May 14th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments