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Honeywell Helps Detroit Lakes Connect With Residents and Parents, Improve Emergency Response

May 13, 2009

Notification System Provides City and School Officials with Direct, Reliable Communication to Any Device

MINNEAPOLIS, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that the City of Detroit Lakes, Minn., and the Detroit Lakes School District have recently implemented the Honeywell Instant Alert(R) notification service. Instant Alert enables the city and school district to quickly contact residents, business owners and parents with direction and detail during emergencies.

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Instant Alert is a Web-based notification service that replaces call trees and other traditional forms of communication, helping organizations deliver clear, consistent messages to any communications device — phone, cell phone, e-mail, pager or PDA. The service can deliver up to 200,000 30-second phone calls and 125,000 text messages in 15 minutes, and is capable of storing pre-scripted alerts to help ensure a rapid and measured response in a crisis. In addition, the system is hosted off site and uses a series of distributed, redundant call center networks to disseminate information. As a result, it is one of the most reliable means of communication.

The City of Detroit Lakes and Lakeview Township are using Instant Alert Plus, a version of the service designed for cities, government, universities and business, to connect with more than 8,000 year round-residents, as well as the additional 12,000 seasonal residents who own summer homes in the area. Instant Alert Plus allows the city to reach residents no matter where they are — on the lake, inside their homes or out of town — and gives them the information they need in the event of an emergency.

Since implementation in March, city officials have already used the service to inform the community about severe weather, road closures and water restrictions. Most recently, Instant Alert was used to inform area residents of recent flood relief efforts in Moorhead, Minn. and Fargo, N.D.

“We offered transportation to Detroit Lakes residents who were interested in helping fill and stack sandbags,” said Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena. “Without Instant Alert, we would not have been able to get the word out so quickly. We coordinated the event in the morning and had nearly 50 volunteers ready to go that evening.”

The Detroit Lakes School District is using Instant Alert for Schools, a K-12-specific service that will help the district connect with parents of more than 2,700 students. Instant Alert for Schools allows administrators to deliver both emergency and routine messages, as well as send messages targeted to specific sub-groups, such as sports teams and grade levels.

The district has been using the service since January and has sent a variety of messages around weather-related delays, event cancellations and the like. It also used Instant Alert to immediately contact parents when an ultimately-harmless-but-noisy prank explosion created a disturbance at Detroit Lakes High School.

“The Instant Alert message explained the situation and assured everyone that the kids were safe,” said Doug Froke, superintendent of Detroit Lakes School District. “Without Instant Alert, the details would not have reached parents so soon and misinformation could have complicated the situation. With the push of a button, we were able to control the rumor mill.”

To use Instant Alert, a designated representative for the school district or city initiates a message through a secure Web site or by phone. The message is instantly relayed to all contact points provided by parents or residents. Instant Alert is integrated with the district’s student information system and pulls contact information directly from the database, while residents of Detroit Lakes are asked to opt in through the city’s Web site.

“This service is helping Detroit Lakes proactively prepare for emergencies and improve communication,” said Paul Orzeske, president of Honeywell Building Solutions. “An organization could have the most detailed response plan in place. However, if they have no way to contact the community, or provide parents and faculty with critical updates, the plan is irrelevant.”

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com. Honeywell Building Solutions is part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions business group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Building Solutions, access www.honeywell.com/buildingsolutions.

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