MACE Inc. Now Offers Metis Secure’s Emergency Notification and Communications Systems

MACE Inc. Now Offers Metis Secure’s Emergency Notification and Communications Systems

NOVEMBER 13, 2012

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA—MACE Inc. has signed a reseller agreement with Metis Secure Solutions, which manufactures highly effective, multi-purpose emergency communications and notification systems.

MACE, a Virginia wireless systems integrator, has seen rapidly growing demand for facility-based emergency notification systems, as well as emergency call systems that enable people at customer sites to immediately speak with security and get help if needed.

“The Metis Secure system is multi-purpose—in an emergency, security personnel can alert everyone at their site to evacuate, shelter in place, or lock down—and they can do it in seconds. And, anyone at the site can press the button on a Metis Secure Emergency Help Station to immediately speak with security and get help,” MACE president Craig Dodson said. “A growing number of customers are asking for this type of system.”

Security and emergency personnel at large or multi-building industrial, research, parking, and university facilities use the Metis Secure system in an emergency to alert and instruct everyone on-site, within seconds. The Metis Secure system includes wall- or pole-mounted Emergency Help Stations that broadcast emergency alerts and instructions via sirens, strobes, crystal-clear pre-recorded voice, and on-screen text. The multi-use system also enables anyone on site to call for help—people can press the help button on any Metis Secure Emergency Help Station to immediately speak with security.

Emergency and security personnel send emergency alerts and receive calls for help with Metis Secure’s easy-to-use map-based Command Center software, which they can access securely from on-site or off-site locations through their browsers. The Metis Secure system automatically supervises the real-time operational status of each Help Station, and immediately alerts system operators in case of tampering, power, or communications issues. It also ties into other security and life safety systems, such as video, access control, IP phones, email/text notification systems, desktop pop-ups, hazardous materials sensors, and many others—so security personnel can monitor multiple systems from one interface. It uses redundant power systems and communications networks, so the system continues to work even if phone, internet, and power fail.

“MACE is a top-quality systems integrator, committed to providing innovative, effective security and life safety solutions for their customers,” said Mark Kurtzrock, Metis Secure president and CEO. “We are very pleased to partner with MACE in the high-growth emergency communications and notification market.”

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About MACE Inc.
MACE Inc. is a wireless systems integrator based in Virginia. MACE has a highly experienced staff, able to design and implement a wide range of solutions. They design, install, and maintain systems of all sizes and complexity. For more information, contact MACE Inc. at 1-888-SEE-MACE, or visit

About Metis Secure Solutions
Metis Secure Solutions delivers breakthrough in-building and outdoor emergency communications systems. Security and emergency management at commercial office buildings, industrial and research facilities, and universities depend on Metis Secure multi-purpose systems for both outbound emergency notification and inbound emergency communications—filling critical security gaps, optimizing emergency response speed and effectiveness, reducing liability, and leveraging pre-existing security investments. The Metis Secure system recently won the 2012 Electronic Security Expo Maximum Impact Award. For more information, contact Metis Secure at 412-828-3700 or


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