Metis Secure Introduces New Emergency Help Station

Metis Secure Introduces New Emergency Help Station

MARCH 3, 2011

Point Park University’s Urban Park is the first deployment of the Emergency Help Station and the beginning of a campus-wide deployment of the Metis Secure Solution.

Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011

Metis Secure Solutions, an innovator of location-based emergency notification systems, today introduced their Emergency Help Station. This new innovative alerting device, with an environmentally hardened exterior, expands the application of their award winning patent pending emergency notification system to locations such as outdoor parks, underground tunnels and parking garages.

The first customer of the Metis Secure Emergency Help Station is Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA), which will utilize the notification system in the Urban Park being built as part of the Academic Village at Point Park University, a $244 million campus and neighborhood improvement plan. According to Point Park University Vice President of Operations, Bill Cameron, “We selected Metis Secure because we were impressed with the speed and effectiveness of the solution and wanted one single emergency notification platform across campus. The park is only the first phase. We plan to implement the Metis Secure system throughout the rest of our campus to inform and protect our students, faculty, staff and visitors wherever they are.”

Mark Kurtzrock, President and CEO of Metis Secure said, “The Emergency Help Station uniquely enables Point Park to communicate with park visitors and advise them to seek shelter indoors if there is a severe weather event or some other local emergency. It also allows park visitors to quickly and easily reach university police in the event of a medical emergency or accident.”

In the same way that the Metis Secure in-building devices alert with voice instruction, text display, lights and sirens, the New Emergency Help Station will breakthrough outdoor noise and deliver emergency information to people in need, or University Police in seconds, not minutes. All communications are monitored, delivered and recorded utilizing the Metis Secure Command Center software, which enables University Police dispatchers to view the status and location of the Help Stations through campus maps and building floor plans.

Intertech Security, a security systems integrator, will install the Metis Secure system during the park construction over the next several months. The Mellon Institute on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in Oakland and Slippery Rock University also utilize the Metis Secure system to ensure they can inform and protect students, residents, employees and visitors during times of emergency.

About Point Park University
Founded in 1960, Point Park University is a comprehensive master’s level university with a strong liberal arts tradition. Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park enrolls more than 4,000 full-and part-time students in 85 undergraduate programs and 11 graduate programs offered through its School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication and the Conservatory of Performing Arts.

About Metis Secure Solutions
Metis Secure Solutions delivers breakthrough emergency notification that strengthens existing mass notification systems by filling critical security gaps to assure everyone gets notified in an emergency. Our triple-redundant communications network, comprehensive command center and rapid two-way communications allow security personnel to gather accurate information and notify people and responders with specific instructions within seconds – the fastest time in the business. The system can operate independent of telephones, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Internet and power, so it is the last line of communication when all other systems fail. More information about the Metis Secure system can be found at

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