How can security integrators help their clients see the value of a unified, open architecture security system to their organizations? Security consultants and their fellow integrators show them how.
You may not be familiar with some of the latest technology in the biometrics field — but it recognizes you.
Security providers weigh in on trends, products and suggestions for choosing, designing and installing parking and gate systems.
Matching expectations with functionality will set you — and your customer — up for success.
Video Mount Products, Booth 1065 – The TCA-1 Truss Ceiling Adaptor is designed to attach ceiling mounts to a wide variety of trussing or pipe.
System Sensor, Booth 11039 – The new WFDN Series Waterflow Detector is fully redesigned to meet the needs of today’s fire sprinkler professional.
Bosch Security Systems, Booth 14051 – Approved for combination burglar and fire alarm applications and featuring integrated access control, the new B9512G and B8512G security control panels offer a single system to learn, install and maintain.
Axis Communications, Booth 14059 – Axis has launched the new AXIS C3003-E is an open-standard network loudspeaker for remote speaking.
Dealer programs are offered by manufacturers, financial firms, monitoring centers and other dealers. Some buy and sell accounts, while others focus on back-end support, marketing and sales support, financial assistance, training help, or product volume commitments. Some require you to sign a contract, while others don’t. What is in or not in that contract matters, of course, but there are some greater considerations that industry experts suggest dealers look into before ever signing on the dotted line.
Securing New Ground® (SNGTM), the executive conference presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA), connects you with the most influential security practioners and supplier partners in the industry. SNGTM is where you learn about strategies to help you achieve future success for your customers.
The shooting death of a young, unarmed African-American in Ferguson, Missouri has polarized racial tensions in the country more than any event since the Trayvon Martin shooting death in Sanford, Florida over two years ago. Some argue that in Ferguson it was a case of self-defense on the part of the police officer, others that it was a clear cut case of someone gunned down because of their skin color, and related to that the perceived, rather than real, danger he posed to the officer. What is missing in all this is any video evidence of what happened between the two individuals.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is beginning to make its rounds through the security industry. It is very touching to watch the videos of security professionals who have accepted the challenge, as they acknowledge their own personal ties to the disease.
The ASIS Foundation will offer 10 security industry professionals the opportunity to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree from its academic partner, University of Phoenix.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office successfully deployed a mobile identification solution that allows officers to capture and search fingerprints against state and national FBI databases from any location. The solution, supplied by the U.S. company MorphoTrak, part of the global Morpho (Safran) group of companies, consists of a Morpho Maestro gateway for system communications and 65 cell phone-size MorphoIDent mobile devices for capturing fingerprints in the field.
Delaware Technical and Community College offers educational opportunities for the community, including career/general development, transfer education, workforce training, and lifelong learning. Life safety is a priority for the 147-acre Owens Campus in Georgetown, which spans 10 different buildings and educates over 5,000 students. In order to maintain a high standard of safety, the college decided to install new fire alarm systems with emergency communications (ECS) and mass notification (MNS) capabilities.
Gallagher — a global leader in integrated access control, perimeter security, and intruder alarms — has been chosen to assist the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in securing a terminal cross-border facility on the West Coast. This new development will use the FIPS 201-2 compliant Gallagher PIV Solution, implementing integrated access control with video surveillance through one management platform.
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Platinum Tools, Booth 5037 – With its steady tone, push-to-scan button and a clear loudspeaker, the TP150 Tone and Probe set quickly traces and identifies cable locations on jacks or through walls.
Midwest Wholesale Hardware, Kansas City, Mo., announced its board of directors has named Chris Casazza as the company’s chief executive officer, effective April 21, 2015.
When the Lawrence, Mass. Police Department noticed that the city’s unlawful activity periodically changed locations rather than remain rooted in a fixed area, they decided that a mobile unit would be the most efficient and cost-effective solution to ensure safety. Hikvision USA, City of Industry, Calif., a leader in video surveillance products and solutions, and Eagle Eye Networks, Austin, Texas, a cloud security camera video management system provider, partnered with the police department to create a mobile surveillance solution. Hikvision cameras installed in a police van are linked to the Eagle Eye Security Camera video management system (VMS) to provide high quality, secure remote access to live and recorded video. This installation allows the police to provide cutting edge video surveillance in areas that need it the most, while eliminating expensive infrastructure.
Time is running out to apply for SDM’s Systems Integrator of the Year: You have until April 30th to nominate a systems integrator for this prestigious award. The SDM Systems Integrator of the Year award is open to all companies in the systems integration industry, regardless of their size or market niche.
I-View Now has integrated devices by FLIR Systems Inc., into the I-View Now platform. FLIR’s expanding line of recorders and thermal and visible cameras will be compatible for use with I-View Now’s video verification services.
HID Global’s iCLASS and 125kHz ProxCard users can now integrate the Zwipe Access biometric card, eliminating the need to add biometric readers to an existing HID Global iClass or Prox-based system.
System Sensor’s Aspirating Smoke Detection Application Guide is available for download. It covers detailed application guidelines, codes/standards, and installation/maintenance, as well as common troubleshooting methods.
United Central Control, Inc. (UCC) is driven to be the best wholesale alarm monitoring company in the country. It is UCC’s mission to exceed our dealers’ expectations and drive value to their companies.
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In the April 2015 edition of SDM we look at alarm systems as a part of our State of the Market series. Also, get a look at cutting-edge biometrics products to be showcased as ISC West and learn the 7 keys to helping customers get the most out of their mobile surveillance features.
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April 8, 2015
The House of Representatives in Tennessee has added and approved an amendment that would ban bringing fake guns within 150 feet of schools.
April 1, 2015
The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) members have been developing a school security assessment tool and a set of school security guidelines to be revealed at ISC West ...
April 1, 2015
People are prone to worry. Sometimes there is good reason for concerns. Sometimes legitimate fears grow to irrational levels.
SDM 100 Report
The SDM 100 Report ranks U.S. companies that earn their revenues from the sale, installation, service and monitoring of electronic security systems - such as intrusion and fire alarm, access control, video surveillance, and related low-voltage systems - to residential and non-residential customers.
June 25, 2015
We invite you to join us for the 10th Annual Gala on June 25, 2015 in Baltimore, MD held in conjunction with ESA and CSAA's Electronic Security Expo (ESX). This social event honors and celebrate an incredible group of leading security executives from the nation’s largest installing and monitoring companies ranked on the SDM 100 Report.
May 4, 2015
From basic technical training to advanced management and new IT and technological advancements, PSA-TEC proudly boasts the industry's finest education for security systems integrators.
April 28, 2015
Learn how to safeguard your applications from the costly, dangerous, and potentially life-threatening consequences that can result from a crashed server taking down your security systems. Specific topics include: degrees of availability, risks associated with of server downtime, less obvious costs you can incur and the different types of availability solutions.
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