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The November issue of SDM Magazine features the State of the Market covering Video Monitoring and how its proactivity is getting major results. Video verification and smarter central station software are also covered in this issue. Also, check out the latest products, the newest security apps and more!
When video surveillance footage helped lead to the capture of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, supporters of video surveillance emphasized its value, while opponents of video surveillance simultaneously claimed it had failed.
Central station automation software is becoming increasingly sophisticated, often adding functionality similar to what has been pioneered in other industries. For example, scripting capability built into new central station software prompts operators to ask the right questions in much the same way that “wizard”
Because perimeter video systems are used in vastly different — and much less controlled — environments than what we think of as more traditional surveillance applications, the underlying principles of the two are almost in complete opposition.
The general construction market, which impacts the demand for residential intercoms and audio systems, has rebounded after several years in the doldrums. Timing is also good for the retrofit market to benefit the demand for residential intercoms.
When Matthew Petnuch, vice president of sales and marketing, Intertech Security, Pittsburgh, Pa, needed to install access control readers in a pharmaceutical plant, he knew that those readers would have to be chemically washed on a regular basis.
Any form of verification of an alarm is good. When it is possible to determine accurately if an alarm is a real intrusion or event, as opposed to a false alarm, the effectiveness of a security system skyrockets, arrests occur, property is protected and the alarm industry’s relationships with law enforcement and insurance are strengthened.
When watching a football game, there is no more exciting play than when the losing team grabs victory with the last-ditch heave-ho pass that spans the field and results in the winning touchdown.
In this two-part series, Les Gold expertly breaks down a major case for the fire alarm industry involving the Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District.
We’ve discussed the value of developing lists with your Customer Resource Management (CRM) tools. We talked about coding these lists by customer’s buying interests, the industry they’re in (such as education or healthcare), their security risks and other relevant information.
When a partnership is formed between two already strong organizations, it’s kind of like that much-anticipated moment when they first come together. You just know it’s going to be a great relationship.
It has become clear recently that deploying high-performance and reliable wireless networks is a bit of a pain point for integrators. While I believe a physical cable offers higher performance and reliability, there simply are too many products designed to rely solely on wireless in today’s mobile-device-centric world for integrators to solve problems by running new cables.
In this month's Digital Shuffle, SDM showcases the latest apps and websites the security industry has to offer.
Select Security, Lancaster, Pa., founded in 1998 by industry veteran Patrick Egan, is a full-service residential and commercial security company. The company was reorganized in 2003 to focus as a super regional security dealer in central Pennsylvania.
New Perimeter Surveillance Solution Uses Thermal Imaging With Analytics Portland, Ore.-based FLIR Systems used the setting of Chicago’s famous nightclub, Buddy Guy’s Legends, during ASIS 2013 to talk about the company’s new Site Protection Solution (SPS), which it said provides an extremely affordable video security solution for a wide range of applications.
In a move that surprised some, but delighted many industry professionals, Axis Communications, Chelmsford, Mass., announced it has entered the physical access control market with the introduction of its first network door controller: the open, IP-based AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller.
The awards competition recognizes the security industry’s most innovative new products, services, and/or solutions. The 10 winners were recognized at the ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2013), held in late September in Chicago.
At a press briefing on the eve of ASIS 2013, Sony Electronics’ Security Systems Division and Next Level Security Systems revealed they are jointly launching an affordable, scalable cloud-based video surveillance solution: IPELA CLOUD Serviced by NextConnect Video.
System Sensor launched low-frequency notification appliances that meet the NFPA 72 requirements for all commercial sleeping spaces that begin in 2014.
Securitron, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, announced new power products.
Chase Security Systems announced custom designs of a variety of towers, which are uniquely tailored to the customer’s specifications.
Mobile Credential from infinias extends capabilities of the infinias access control solution to user smartphones.
Zenitel AS announced its Video Intercom solution. This weather- and tamper-resistant station is ideal for use as a communication, information or emergency point.
HID Global announced its iCLASS SE Encoder, a desktop solution and developer toolkit (DTK).
STI’s Metal Protective Cabinets are available in a variety of sizes to house significantly sized electronic devices.
The latest capacitive-touch, glass-front touchscreen from Leviton features a 7-in. high-resolution screen for controlling security, energy and entertainment settings in a residential setting.
The Enforcer High-Speed HDMI Cables from Seco-Larm are ideal solutions for a security, home theater, digital signage, or other audio/video installations.