Mercury Notifications, an industry-leading B2B life safety solutions provider and product manufacturer of the n.FORM® Mass Notification System, is excited to announce it has been named a Finalist in American Security Today’s 2021 AST Homeland Security Awards Program.
This year marks the 6th year for the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program which continues to recognize the outstanding innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.
The Program is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today.
Championing the Award Program is American Security Today, a publication committed to providing readers with the information they need to keep our nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
Embracing the importance of providing a true eco-system and emergency notification platform, Mercury Notifications entered the n.FORM® Mass Notification System into the Awards Program.
After initial review by the judging committee, Mercury was selected as a finalist for providing a one-stop solution for life-safety communication.
Noteworthy capabilities that caught the award committees’ attention included n.FORM’s ability to provide all of the hardware, software, controls, and fire alarm control panel integration, as well as Mercury’s abilty to meet codes and standards (NFPA72 and UL2572) specifically set for mass notification systems.
(Curious about how a mass notification system can reach everybody in the case of an emergency, this video will show you how we do it. Courtesy of Mercury Notifications and YouTube.)
When it comes to product development, standards form the fundamental building blocks that give us confidence a product is safe and will perform properly.
Standards like UL, establish consistent testing metrics, processes, protocols, and benchmarks for performance and for all intents, make us confident that the products we are buying, meet stringent standards, and have been tested thoroughly.
Standards help establish consistency that can be universally understood and adopted while making it easier to understand and compare competing products.
So the next time you are considering what mass notification system to implement as part of your life-safety strategies consider the following.
Mercury’s n.FORM’s mass notification system features:
A system that meets established industry codes, like IBC and NFPA, and that are designed with a clear set of parameters as set by these codes.
Once a product meets these codes, it can further be listed to a UL standard.
In the case of Mercury’s n.FORM mass notification system, the entire system and all components of the system have met these stringent requirements and have been tested to be listed to UL2572 – which is the designated standard for hardware and software specifically for mass notification., as well as UL864 for fire alarm control panel integration.
Mercury offers a one-vendor solution for true Mass Notification that includes audio distribution, digital and visual notifications, on-site and cloud based controls, and FACP integration capabilities.
Also offered is a full suite of cloud-based software and controls that enable virtual location controls, prioritized messaging, and a host of other features such as:
Send audio & digital messages out to many different channels to reach 100% of your intended audience, 100% of the time
This cloud based service enables you to “Pop” into your system from anywhere to monitor & perform system diagnostics across town or around the world
Provides the ability to do targeted zone messaging with up to 3 audio sources to relay appropriate messaging for each affected zone.
Tie several buildings together with FieldMesh which allows you to make coordinate pre-recorded messages between buildings & share event information.
Track activity during an emergency using occupancy sensors and microphones with FieldTrack.
Mercury understands that when it comes to safety, compliance should never be optional, and “value engineering” safety is not something anyone wants to do.
They therefore manufacture:
Headend equipment that meets the UL2572 standard and is a complete communications control center for mass notifications. The system comes fully loaded with pre-recorded messages, text-to-speech, variable audio inputs, Field PoP (CLOUD), zone controlling, and more. The headend also leverages an open protocol platform for integrating with third-party devices.
A full DRMNS (Distributed Recipient Mass Notification System) capable of all types of digital, electronic notifications such as: emailing, texting, telephone calling, utilizing social media & more.
A Network Distribution Audio Platform that meets UL 2572 and is a robust component that reproduces audio while monitoring speakers and the health of the system. It is used to distribute the various communication messages to assigned outputs. The Networked Amplifier is designed to provide clear, intelligible messaging no matter what device is connected.
Mercury Notifications’ comprehensive line of engineered indoor and outdoor speakers creates unmatched audible intelligibility and the n.FORM system can also deliver signals through digital signage, sirens, strobes, and more.
The n.FORM system helps to ensure the message is received and has the capability to reach occupants throughout a facility, in other buildings, across a parking lot or around the world.
Remember, standards exist to set an acceptable metric for safety and performance. Many times the standard is considered a trusted barometer for performance. When your focus is on protecting your people, your property and your company or school brand, having a mass notification system that does NOT meet established standards is just risky business.
The ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program will be a prominently featured Special Event on the opening day of the ISC East show, and the event expects to draw thousands of government, security industry, and public safety professionals who will convene to meet with experts from over 350 industry-leading innovators, manufacturers and technical reps, at the Northeast’s largest physical and IT security trade show, to check out the latest in security technologies.
As in previous years, the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and winners will be announced during the ISC East show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City on November 17, 2021.
On the finalist selection, Todd Eddy, Chief Sales Officer for Mercury said, “We feel fortunate that our commitment to offering a complete solution for life-safety and emergency communication is being recognized by American Security Today and other top security industry leaders.”
“The importance of having benchmarks for safety within the life-safety ecosystem, like those set by UL for mass notification is critical, and we look forward to helping the industry understand this value.”
For more about the ‘ASTORS’ Awards program and to see the complete list of finalist announcements, click here.
Specializing in life-safety technologies, Mercury Notifications, and their n.FORM® Mass Notification System is a complete, end-to-end, supervised solution that provides the hardware, software, integration, and controls needed for your mass notification and emergency communication systems.
No matter the situation, Mercury Notifications keeps the line of communication open enabling targeted messages via distributed audio, wide area speakers, phones, email, SMS/Text, Twitter, Skype/Teams,
desktop alerts, digital signage and more.
As a UL 2572 and UL 864 rated platform, Mercury integrates with Fire Alarm Control Units and provides
complete emergency and non-emergency communications by zone, by building, by campus, or over a series of buildings anywhere in the world.
Additionally, the company offers a complete suite of cloud-based software that enables building-to-building communication, prioritized messaging, and the ability to address, manage and monitor all your facilities from a single access point.
Mercury’s n.FORM® Mass Notification System is made in the USA and the n.FORM® System is installed in millions of square feet around the globe.
For more information about Mercury, please visit mercurynotifications.com, contact email@example.com or call 516.802.0011.
Mercury Notifications Named a Finalist in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards
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American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is today in its Sixth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
American Security Today is pleased to announce TSA Administrator David Pekoske, will join the organization as a featured speaker at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon, on November 17, 2021 at ISC East in New York City.
“On the heels of an unprecedented global pandemic, continued unrest in our cities and potentially catastrophic cyberattacks on our nations critical infrastructure, the focus of the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon will be on the latest, state-of-the-art innovations that are driving investments in new public security and safety technologies and systems,” said AST Editorial and Managing Director Tammy Waitt.
“As a recognized expert in crisis management, strategic planning, innovation and aviation, surface transportation and maritime security, David Pekoske’s message highlighting his top priorities and challenges for the TSA based on his years of wide-ranging experience will be critical to our attendees internalizing the critical nature of these escalating challenges, and realizing innovative new approaches to meet them.”
The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by AMAROK, Fortior Solutions and SIMS Software, along with Returning Premier Sponsors ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.
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