(54) COMPUTER-ENABLED, NETWORKED,
FACILITY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION,
MANAGEMENT AND ALARM SYSTEM
(75) Inventors: Tommy D. Reyes, Port Angeles, WA
(US); Garry O. Thompson, Port
Angeles, WA (US) (73) Assignee: Incident Alert Systems, LLC, Port
Angeles, WA (US) ( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35
U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/862,929
(22) Filed: Sep. 27, 2007
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2008/0048851 Al Feb. 28, 2008
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation-in-part of application No. 11/228,817, filed on Sep. 16, 2005, now Pat. No. 7,277,018.
(60) Provisional application No. 60/656,198, filed on Feb. 24, 2005, provisional application No. 60/610,810, filed on Sep. 17, 2004.
(51) Int. CI.
G08B 23/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 340/573.1; 340/506; 340/521;
340/531; 340/541; 340/572.1
(58) Field of Classification Search 340/506 531,
340/539.1, 539.18, 573.1, 574, 541; 455/404.1;
379/38; 709/223-224 See application file for complete search history.
(56) References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
Secure, verifiable, computer-enabled, LAN/WAN/Wireless networked, facility emergency notification, rapid alert management, and occupant alarm systems for public, private, and government buildings, and outdoor areas for which there is a need for rapid alerts to occupants or attendees of the occurrence of impending or in-progress dangerous or threatening events. The inventive system is a highly flexible rapid alert initiation, management and archival system comprising computer-enabled and network-linked apparatus, software, and methods enabling rapid dissemination from a central station or decentralized location of alerts of the occurrence of threatening or dangerous events in a series of hierarchical, increasing levels of directed action to be taken by the occupants, and permits monitoring and controlling activity of occupants during the event, archiving event data, including audio or/and video recordings until the situation returns to normal and an all clear signal is given. Databases provide site plans to assist in the response planning and execution.
20 Claims, 16 Drawing Sheets