Severe weather concerns heighten across the Mid-Atlantic

With summer around the corner, severe weather concerns heighten across the Mid-Atlantic as warmer weather from the south clashes with cooler temperatures that push down from the north. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Rising global average temperature is associated with widespread changes in weather patterns. Scientific studies indicate that extreme weather events such as heatwaves and large storms are likely to become more frequent or more intense with human-induced climate change.”

Emergency Mass Signaling Systems are the most effective way to warn the public of severe weather conditions by issuing a tone alert followed by a clear and powerful voice message, a three-step approach called A.I.D.™ – ALERT, INFORM and DIRECT from industry-leader Whelen Engineering. Since 1952 Whelen has been a global leader in emergency mass signaling, and continues to bring innovative new products and enhancements to their complete line of sirens, controllers and high-powered warning systems to help communities, schools and manufacturers eliminate confusion, restore order and, most importantly, save lives.

At Communications Electronics we design, install and maintain a full line of Emergency Mass Notification Systems from Whelen and other manufacturers to alert communities, students and employees of man-made or natural events such as tornadoes, flash floods, severe weather, campus safety issues or a chemical release. Our trained and certified engineers and field technicians have deployed life-saving systems for some of the area’s most prominent universities, enterprises and communities across the Mid-Atlantic.

As a leader of wireless voice, video and data solutions, Communications Electronics recognizes that it is imperative to reliably deliver the right information across multiple devices to quickly alert the right people to best protect residents and minimize the impact to individuals, structures and the environment in an emergency.

In addition, our Mission Critical-Internet of Things (MC-IoT) Early Warning Alerting Solutions from Motorola Solutions collect, analyze and share real-time information from mass notification and alert systems. With event-specific emergency communications sent to targeted audiences over the community’s ASTRO P25 radio network, communication and alerts are more effective. Motorola Solutions MC-IoT enables smarter, more efficient and more proactive communications to keep communities as safe as possible.

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COVID-19 Update & Our Commitment to You

*Last Updated 3/26/20

CE continues operations as an essential service provider

To our valued customers and partners, 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and across the globe, we want to reinforce that Communications Electronics’ number one priority is keeping our employees, partners, and customers safe. Our team has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service while remaining focused on the health and safety of our staff and clients. We are fortunate to have ample technology and significant experience with working remotely.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Motorola Solutions is providing recommended cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for our radios, body-worn cameras and accessories based on our current and best understanding of radio hygiene. You can review their recommended equipment cleaning guidelines here.

Communications Electronics provides a critical service as defined by the Department of Homeland Security. Our business supplies crucial equipment and vital services to fill the urgent needs of telecommunications companies, service providers, emergency responders, law enforcement, and a multitude of private entities throughout the nation. Therefore, we will continue operations at this time and are fully available to serve you.

If you have any questions during this time, please contact your CE representative. We are here to help you.

We thank you for your continued patronage. Communications Electronics will strive to maintain exceptional service to our customers during this difficult time. Wishing you good health.

Roger Cassell
President & CEO



As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and across the globe, we want to let everyone know that Communications Electronics’number one priority is to keep our employees, partners, and customers safe. Here is an update on preparations and steps we have taken to date. Two weeks ago, CE assembled a cross-disciplinary COVID-19 Management Team to actively monitor the situation and make recommendations to leadership. We have been assessing the situation daily, remaining vigilant, and following recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local authorities. We’ve assembled guidance for our employee teams, pursuant to these recommendations.

As you know, the situation is evolving rapidly, and COVID-19 is affecting people differently, depending on their location and situation. As a result, flexible solutions are needed. CE Senior Management is considering all options, including the possibility of asking staff to work remotely.

While we remain focused on the health and safety of our staff and those around us, we also remain committed to serving our customers. Fortunately, we have technology in place and significant experience with working remotely. We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service. Operational teams have been working to identify potential needs and strategies associated with full-virtual delivery of services. Project managers and supervisors are actively having preparedness discussions with our teams. Our IT team has been reviewing and testing systems and protocols, to ensure necessary tools and support for staff to operate virtually. Everyone has a role to play.

If you have questions or feedback, you can reach the COVID-19 Management Team at

Being flexible and able to overcome big challenges is part of what makes us who we are. We have the infrastructure, skills, and desire to support each other, while providing the highest level of service to our customers. Obviously, this is a fast moving, fluid situation affecting our country and the world. We will update our guidance and decisions as the situation changes. Please continue to monitor the CDC Website for updates.

We hope that you and your family are well,

Glenn Lesley
Chief Operations Officer
Communications Electronics