Norris Inc. is about protecting lives and property. We’re technology experts who bring the latest and greatest to bear on the problem of how to best protect your customers, your students, your employees, and visitors. We don’t stop in our quest to learn all we can about new tools and tech in that pursuit.

To that end, Norris personnel and partners will be on hand at a couple of upcoming events to showcase the latest and the greatest in life-safety and security technology and discuss the Norris difference which comes down to know-how and service. 

First up, Norris will be giving a presentation to the New Hampshire Fire Prevention Society:

NH Fire Prevention Society:

March 27th, presentation by Ricky Houde, Notifier Regional Sales Manager

Assisted by Bob Bridges, Norris Inc. System Integrator

Houde and Bridges will present Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA) and SWIFT Wireless technologies:

    Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA) are high gain, high power band-selective signal boosters/bi-directional amplifiers. Designed and customized to meet all public safety frequency band ranges, they are intended to provide reliable two-way radio signal coverage inside buildings, tunnels, and other structures. The band’s selective design delivers reliable performance in even the most challenging RF environments.

   SWIFT Wireless:

  •  The SWIFT® (Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology) Wireless System can be applied in many situations that are problematic for traditional wired devices. In cases where areas of a building are difficult or impossible to wire, visually sensitive, or have restricted access, SWIFT wireless sensors provide an efficient, reliable solution.

Next, Norris will present the BDA technology, its AES radio network, and its powerful emergency notification platform and integration engine Vigilance:

Maine Fire Chiefs’ Association Professional Development Conference, Sunday River Ski Resort

March 28th and 29th, vendor booth

Attended by Norris Inc.’s Paul Bennett (Service Sales) and Craig Elkanich (COO)

Bennett and Elkanich will display and demo:


   AES Radio

  •  Mesh radio technology is conceptually simple. Signals that need to get from a monitored alarm panel to the central monitoring station may either go directly from the AES subscriber at the alarm panel to the AES receiver in the Central Station or it will “hop” through other AES subscribers along the way via one of many possible routes until it gets a confirmed delivery at the Central Station.

     Vigilance Software:

  •  Emergency Notification System with alerts via mobile, desktop apps, text, email, phone and more
  •  Integrates with existing life safety systems


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.