A mass notification system is a system, which is used for providing real-time information and instructions to users during emergencies. Mass notification systems (MNS) are crucial systems in catastrophic natural disasters including earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes, and other situations that can accuse threats to life such as bomb explosions. The upsurge in the adoption of mass notification systems in both developed and emerging economies for public security. The global mass notification systems market focuses on seven regions namely North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific excluding Japan, and MEA.
The global mass notification systems market is expected to surpass US$ 16,133.6 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2028.
Inconsistent policies on disclosure of threats across various organizations are expected to boost the global mass notification systems market growth during the forecast period
There are several inconsistent policies on disclosure of threats across various organizations. For instance, in April 2014, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University paid federal fines of US$ 32,500 as directed by the U.S. Department of Education. This was due to the University’s failure to provide adequate warning to its campus community at the beginning of 2007 mass shooting in the U.S. A mass notification email was sent to students, staff, and other facilities over two hours after the first shooting incident. By the time most people on the campus had read the notification, casualties were high, resulting in numerous deaths. Various universities in the U.S. invested substantially to ensure better safety for its students and employees on the campus. This, in turn, leads to increasing adoption of mass alerting systems and is expected to drive growth of mass notification system market across various organizations and institutes. Thus, these factors are expected to drive growth of the market in the near future.
Growing adoption of duress-based solutions across educational and healthcare end-use verticals
Certain institutions such as education and healthcare lay emphasis on adopting duress-based solutions in order to aid in ongoing operations and ensure safety on its premise. For instance, in June 2014, Ascom Integrated Wireless Pty Ltd. deployed a complete wireless nurse call duress system at Wyndham Private Medical Center in Melbourne, Australia. In September 2013, RF Technologies installed ‘Help Alert’ staff duress solution at Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) in Panama City, Florida, U.S., to ensure the safety of students and staff. Furthermore, in October 2013, Bouman Mental Healthcare in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, installed mobile duress solution in order to protect employees in case of staff duress and other violent incidents.
Stringent regulatory policies regarding access to individual data are expected to hinder the global mass notification systems market growth
Accessing an individual’s private data is sensitive issues and there numerous regulatory policies that restrict such accesses. There have been cases of exploitation of private data, leaving the entire systems in jeopardy. Hence, such factors are expected to hamper the global mass notification systems market growth over the forecast period.
Global Mass Notification Systems Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
Globally, as of 4:34pm CEST, 15 September 2021, there have been 225,680,357 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 4,644,740 deaths, reported to WHO. Use of mass notifications systems during this pandemic can help healthcare facilities to send communications that reach all stakeholders with updates. Mass notification systems can connect to various technologies in these facilities to connect to these devices and activate them simultaneously to share messages. Thus, emergence of Covid-19 is expected to boost demand for mass notification systems.
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Western Europe Trends
Major players focus on setting up and utilizing dedicated data centers within the region in order to comply with stringent government regulations. For instance, In April 2016, BlackBerry Ltd. announced plans to deliver AtHoc hosted crisis communication platform from its data center in Europe, in order to comply with European data security regulations. Moreover, in October 2015, xMatters, Inc. set up a data center in Switzerland, in order to provide data security for regional clients.
Key mass notification systems solution providers lay emphasis on partnering with regional IT service providers in order to expand their respective presence in domestic markets. In May 2013, MissionMode Solutions partnered with UnoTelos Ltd., a leading IT services provider in West and Central Africa, in order to promote its emergency notification and incident management solutions across the region. In October 2011, xMatters partnered with CA Southern Africa, in order to expand its presence in sub-Saharan countries.
Key players operating in the global mass notification systems market are AtHoc, Inc.–(BlackBerry Limited), F24 AG, Eaton Corporation plc, xMatters, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Omnilert, LLC¸ IBM Corporation, Mir3, Inc., Siemens AG, Metis Secure Solutions, LLC, and Everbridge, Inc.
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