Vision Technologies Adds Emergency Notification to Physical Security Offering

Vision Technologies Adds Emergency Notification to Physical Security Offering

APRIL 12, 2011

Strategic Agreement with Metis Secure Solutions Completed

GLEN BURNIE, MD and PITTSBURGH, PA – April 12, 2011 – Vision Technologies Inc., a leading IT services company for the commercial and federal markets, and Metis Secure Solutions, LLC an innovator of emergency notification systems, today announced a strategic reseller and integration partner agreement. As a result of the agreement Vision Technologies will market, sell, implement and support the Metis Secure precision emergency notification system.

“Vision Technologies can now provide a broader physical security solution, in addition to the access control and video surveillance systems we currently design and implement for our customers. This unique system can be easily integrated with existing notification and security systems to ensure full preparedness for building lock downs and active shooter scenarios.” said Al Saxon, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Mark Kurtzrock, President and CEO of Metis Secure Solutions said, “We are very excited to have such a significant partner with such strong national coverage of 325 employees in 18 states, as well as a world class reputation to represent our company, its products and services. We are looking forward to working with Vision Technologies to strengthen our position in various markets as the right solution to address significant gaps that exist in other emergency notification systems. As a young company this relationship will play a critical role in our future growth and development.”

The Metis Secure system is an integrated hardware and software solution that combines comprehensive Command Center software, rapid two-way MS-5100 Alerting Devices and triple-redundant 900 MHz wireless mesh and IP communication networks to ensure security personnel can communicate to anyone or everyone, in seconds not minutes. “With unprecedented speed, reliability and targeting, Metis Secure is the solution for discerning security professionals who want to keep people safe in any situation”, said Saxon.

The system is in use today at Carnegie Mellon University and Slippery Rock University and is currently being implemented at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.

About Vision Technologies, Inc.

A systems integrator with national and global reach, Vision Technologies is helping to reshape the way commercial clients and federal agencies use technology to improve the quality of services they deliver. Our seasoned staff has keen insight into trends and emerging technologies that are changing the way we work, communicate, and protect our society. Vision Technologies provides our clients with innovative solutions, carefully crafted to deliver integrated wired and wireless systems from the datacenter to the desktop for security, access control, surveillance, emergency notification, audio-visual and teleconferencing systems. Our enterprise architects, systems engineers and technicians ensure that the systems maintain critical uptimes and service levels. Vision is committed to flawless execution and 100% Customer Satisfaction. Founded in 2000, Vision Technologies now has 325 employees in 18 states, supporting our client’s missions. For more information about Vision Technologies, contact Al Saxon, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at 410-691-3109 or visit

About Metis Secure Solutions, LLC

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 or by contacting Amy Baker, Director of Marketing, 412-828-3700, ext. 1218.

See Desktop Alert’s Metis Secure emergency notification system in action