Save Customers Money With AES Network

Norris Inc. likes to give back and to help out the community. Norris also likes to help protect lives and property with the best, engineered life-safety and security systems. We’ve also made a New Year’s Resolution to help our customers save money!

In New Year’s Norris news, Northern New England’s premier life-safety and security experts, have expanded our AES mesh network by 100 new radios in the Greater Portland Maine Area.

Norris has told you about their growing AES Network before. We listened to our customers and heard them saying they were tired of paying for phone lines (which will eventually sunset), and cellular communicators. So we become a communications pathway provider, got our FCC license to send and receive transmissions and established our own radio communications network using AES technology.

Paul Bennett, Service Consultant and AES Network Administrator for Norris Inc. said the addition of the 100 radios establishes a solid communications foundation for all Norris’ customers.

“This means Norris has reached a milestone in its Portland Network, Bennett said. “We have a solid platform where we can cover just about anywhere in the City of Portland and South Portland.”

Furthermore, Bennett said he expected to double the network’s size in the coming year. How does he expect to hit that goal?

“Hard work is going to get us there.  I have a proposal for 48 radios with one account that I’m about 70% confident that it will go through,” Bennett said. “The rest will be striving to do about 8-10 new subscribers a month.”

Bennett also said that the ever-expanding network can reach into neighboring communities as well. Bennett said all Norris subscribers would be helped.

“Our network strength and reliability is improved with each subscriber we bring online,” Bennett said. “This means our customers can drop the expensive telephone lines and switch to our mesh network for cost savings, improved reliability and greater redundancy than wired or cellular systems can provide.”

What’s next for the expanding communications pathway provider?

“We have started hitting Westbrook and Gorham,” Bennett said. “I have recent accounts in both of those towns.  I’m also growing in Scarborough.”

Norris’ network is growing stronger in the Portland/South Portland area

What is AES all about?

AES Vice President of Sales, The Americas Jim Burditt, spoke with Norris previously about the AES pedigree and dependability.

AES is privately held and more than 40 years old. It originally developed security products specifically for the Government market and then created a solution to send alarm signals in areas around the world that did not have phone lines or internet service. Today we still provide security solutions to government facilities and embassies around the world without the need for any public infrastructure. AES-IntelliNet long-range wireless private mesh radio technology, allows alarm companies, such as Norris, the ability to create their own private network with limited public infrastructure. It’s the most reliable form of alarm communications and has delivered under the most severe weather conditions. When cell towers and internet coverage is down, AES-IntelliNet has continued to deliver.

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, communications, and emergency notification and total systems integration via the Vigilance Systems Integration Engine and ENS.