It has been an exciting year for Norris Inc; a year full of advanced technology, first-time technological deployments, major growth, and recognition for hard work, well-done.

In keeping with the tradition established with our 2018 Top 5, we’d like to close out the 2019 News Cycle with a look back at the Top 5 News Stories from Norris Inc.

Number 1
Norris Deploys Large-Scale, First-of-its-Kind IP-Based Paging/Intercom and Video System in Vermont. Norris in 2019 pulled out all the IP stops and helped modernize life-safety, security, and communications at Mount Abraham Unified School District in Bristol, Vermont. The project was lead by Norris Systems Integrator Dame Diette and shepherded on the school district side by Facilities Director Joel Fitzgerald. The large, integrated IP system consists of a 6-school paging/intercom system and a new district-wide IP CCTV system, as well. Further, the system is a first of its kind in Vermont. According to Norris Systems Integrator for Vermont Diette it was an intricate process.

Number 2
Norris Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board Honored by ASIS Maine Chapter. Brad Norris and his brother Harty co-founded Norris Inc. nearly 40 years ago with the following mission: “Norris Inc. strives to help businesses and organizations create a safe environment by providing quality engineered systems for security, life safety, and communications along with unparalleled service and support.” Norris’ devotion to his professional development included his active participation in the security industry’s leading professional development society the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), particularly focusing close to home in the Society’s Maine Chapter. On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Norris was honored by the Maine Chapter at their monthly meeting for all of his selfless and tireless energy and time working on behalf of the society making the security profession more professional. Of the honor, ASIS Maine Chapter Assistant Regional VP Bruce Lewis said Norris was well-deserving.

Number 3

Norris Honored With 2019 Diamond Award At Annual Notifier Regional Celebration Night. Norris Inc. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, was honored with the Diamond Award at Fire Alarm Manufacturer Notifier’s annual Regional Celebration Night. The evening was an opportunity for Notifier to recognize successful partnerships but was served another important purpose according to Norris Chief Sales Officer, Peter Reed, who noted that networking made the fun event even more valuable. “It’s always nice to be recognized for our year-long efforts and commitment to the brand, but the night is about much more than that,” Reed explained. “Spending an evening mingling with your peers in the industry, discussing service and sales models, sharing new ideas on workflow, and overcoming old pain points and frustrations – that’s what we appreciate most from these get-togethers.”

Number 4

Norris Inc’s New Year’s Resolution? 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.

Number 5

Norris Showcasing Life-saving Products and Technologies at Upcoming Events.
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 were 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 presented Bi-Directional Amplifiers (BDA) and SWIFT Wireless technologies to the New Hampshire Fire Prevention Society. Next, Norris presented the BDA technology, its AES radio network, and its powerful emergency notification platform and integration engine Vigilance at the Maine Fire Chiefs’ Association Professional Development Conference at Sunday River Ski Resort. 

The life-safety and security experts at Norris are second-to-none, experts in our field. Drop us a line today to see how we can help to keep you, your customers, students, staff, visitors and interested parties safer.

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. Want to become part of the Norris family? We’re hiring!