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Alertus Technologies is a developer of emergency mass notification systems for large-area, high occupancy facilities. Solutions include unified mass notification, in-building notification, outdoor notification, and personal notification. Alertus was founded in 2001, following a weather-related emergency incident at the University of Maryland. Alertus products are represented and sold by industry leading firms such as Honeywell Fire Systems and Weatherbug. The company is headquartered in Maryland.[1]

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Following a 2001 tornado disaster that struck the University of Maryland and killed two students, Jason Volk, a Robert H. Smith School of Business undergraduate, founded Alertus Technologies. The company's initial development activities and operations were financed by grants from the State of Maryland.[1]

In 2003, Alertus Technologies was recognized in the University's Third Annual Business Plan Competition. The company received second place in the competition and $15,000 prize money.[2]

Alertus Technologies was recognized by Campus Safety Magazine in 2016 for the Campus Safety BEST Award for their Emergency Mass Notification System.[3][4]

In the same year, the company was voted one of University Business magazine’s Readers’ Choice Top Products.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "AFCEA International". AFCEA International. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  2. "Company Founded by Smith School Undergraduate Wins $15,000 in Business Plan Competition". Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  3. "Announcing the 2016 Campus Safety BEST Award Winners - Campus Safety Magazine". Campus Safety Magazine. 2016-10-07. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  4. VCU, Web Services, Technology Services,. "Alertus | VCU Technology Services". ts.vcu.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  5. "Top Products 2016 | University Business Magazine". www.universitybusiness.com. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  6. "Central State University invests $2 million to boost campus security". daytondailynews. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  7. "Alertus Emergency Notification System - GSU Technology". technology.gsu.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  8. "Alertus+ Desktop & Mobile Application | Princeton Emergency Management". emergency.princeton.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  9. "Purdue Alert - Desktop Popup Alert Service (Alertus)". www.purdue.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  10. "Buying an Emergency Alert System: Emergency Managers Reflect - Campus Safety Magazine". Campus Safety Magazine. 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  11. VCU, Web Services, Technology Services,. "Alertus | VCU Technology Services". ts.vcu.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  12. "IAHSS Boston Chapter". www.bostoniahss.org. Retrieved 2018-07-20.


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