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Revenue classified as North American systems integration revenue rose from $6.29 billion in 2012 to $7.36 billion in 2013 — even though seven fewer companies are included in the report. However, for comparison purposes, SDM measures the top 100 companies’ 2012 integration revenue ($6.25 billion) against the top 100’s 2013 integration revenue ($7.33 billion).
For years, the most common integration method has been for one manufacturer to get another’s application programming interface (API) or software development kit (SDK) and make the two systems talk.
Like any technology, embedded analytics can come with its own set of challenges. For Mark Ring, director of Integration Services, Xentry Systems Integration, Miamisburg, Ohio, the challenges are not selling or promoting analytics but the simple everyday logistics of nature and the different areas to be monitored.
Even with its advanced compression ability, HEVC will still need a help from cameras themselves using video analytics to make transmitting 4K video across networks as efficient and manageable as possible, Edulbehram says.
With the added mobility, smaller form factors, wireless communications, and integration with apps, GPS, and geo-fencing, the solutions are more acceptable and effective than ever before. Here are just a few of the advancements in today’s “next-generation” PERS.
In terms of lead generation, Facebook is a bit limited because company pages are stationary: only individuals can visit, like, and/or friend a company page. Additionally, few individuals care to use their personal Facebook accounts for work, so there isn’t the kind of mining you find on Twitter.
Another benefit of the shift to IP is that more information can be communicated across the network than with analog systems. Managed PoE and UPS systems use this capability to send alerts about the system.
Following the symposium will be the National Forum titled “Threat of Terrorism at Sporting Events: A Discussion of Terrorism’s Changing Face and Broad Impact,” moderated by James Ammons from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
For us, we learned a valuable lesson, which is to provide our clients with a complete follow-through system when it comes to going after an request for proposal (RFP), pitching a large account or just helping them stand out from the competition by having the guts to be unique and stand out.
Top-floor management often assumes that if sales were better, so would cash flow be. There is some logic to this kind of thinking, but it often isn’t the answer to the problem. On the flip side: employees tend to blame management for poor business practices when there are cash flow problems often because they feel the stress of limited resources and services that make it difficult to do their jobs.
When Ultra HD/4K first arrived on the tech scene two initial concerns were offered, the first being available content. Sure, the 4K resolution sounds great but if the content is not 4K than what’s the point?
The articles in this issue demonstrate that not only does the electronic security industry offer a high value proposition, but that new and improved technologies alone are never enough to strike success. They must fit into the overall picture of market need/acceptance the competitive environment, and — crucially — the business requirements of dealers and integrators.
During the court case, the defendant requested clarification from the Department of Labor (DOL), specifically requesting the views of what work was “covered” by the statute and therefore entitled to the payment of prevailing wages and what work was not.
Our CIO is a member of Mensa, which means his IQ is in the top 2 percent of the population. There are approximately 110,000 documented Mensa members in the world, so when he talks, we listen. He is always stretching our minds.
The integration of the Mobotix ExtIO module with the dealership’s existing public address system enabled the system to automate the playing of two customized audible messages. From 9 p.m. to midnight, a female voice welcomes guests to the dealership but lets them know the lot is being monitored. Another message is played from midnight to 6 a.m.
Find out the latest apps, websites and browsers you should be using to build a better security business.
Xentry Systems Integration, Miamisburg, Ohio, announced the completion of its acquisition of Acree Daily Integrated Systems, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Both Xentry and Acree Daily have been dedicated to servicing customers in the greater Ohio area for more than 35 years.
MorphoTrak, a Morpho (Safran) company based in the U.S., partnered with Identity One as integrator to deliver a seamless biometric access and time-and-attendance system to a large North American freight railroad network company.
ASSA ABLOY announced its partnership with StarRez, a provider of student housing software solutions. The partnership enables seamless integration between ASSA ABLOY’s PERSONA Campus™ software and StarRez’s student housing solution, making it possible to manage electronic access control for student housing via the same StarRez platform used for other housing management functions.
Jack McNamara of Bosch Security Systems Inc. has been named President of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA), an organization dedicated to improving the quality, reliability and value of fire and life safety systems.
Iverify, a provider of real-time remote security monitoring services, and Trans Alarm Security Services, a provider of life safety and property protection solutions, announced a merger resulting in one of the most comprehensive security product and service suites in the industry. Additionally, Securitas, announced it has made a minority investment in Iverify, which will result in an ownership position in the combined operations of Iverify and Trans Alarm.
Imperial Capital announced the successful completion of a $115 million senior contingent cash pay notes offering for Interface Security Systems, a portfolio company of SunTx Capital Partners, by its parent company, Interface Master Holdings Inc. Interface is a national provider of bundled physical security and secured managed network services to primarily large, commercial multi-site customers. It ranks as No. 12 on the SDM 100, with $8.4 million RMR on Dec. 31, 2013.
Alert Alarm Hawaii (“Alert Alarm”), the largest security alarm monitoring company in Hawaii, announced today the successful completion of its acquisition of Sentinel Silent Alarm Co., Inc. (“Sentinel”), the second largest market participant in the state.
Xentry Systems Integration, a systems integrator focused on delivering security solutions and healthcare technologies, announced the appointment of John Nemerofsky as President and CEO, effective immediately.
Hikvision USA, a North American provider of video surveillance technology, and Milestone Systems, a designer of open-platform IP video management software (VMS), announced the successful implementation of a large-scale project that aims to provide secure environments for hundreds of schools throughout Montreal.
Designed for quick and seamless integration with OpenEye network and hybrid recording solutions, this PoE camera includes features such as 1080p resolution, H.264 video compression and dual-stream transmission. With its PoE capabilities, the OE-C6112 reduces cabling and installation costs.
Users can manage and monitor their various businesses remotely through iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
If used with Cablesys high-performance patch cords, they will surpass channel or permanent link performance standards per ANSI/TIA-568. All RJ-45 ports are rated to withstand 750 times of repeated insertions.
As a completely passive system, the SPYNEL-X is invisible to intruders and cannot be tricked by camouflage or jamming.
Audiovisual feedback occurs when motion is detected within the detection zone. It comes in both single-gang and mullion versions.
Integrators can easily upgrade existing systems from analog to HD by simply replacing the old analog cameras and DVR with the HD-COAXINATOR camera and CVR digital video recorder series.
The SK-FIRE-CO’s sounder base (B200S) offers two different tones to distinguish between fire and CO detection.
The Rialto analytics appliances enable users to add intelligent video analytics and storage to their existing Avigilon or third-party video surveillance system. Rialto products are available in three models and are compatible with IP, analog or thermal cameras for maximum protection.
This version provides additional support for sister division, Alarm Lock’s Trilogy Networx locks, in both cylindrical and mortise models, with the utilization of a door position contact and “request-to-exit” button feature.
Working in conjunction with IndigoVision’s compact NVRs, each NVR can record up to 20 cameras, all at full frame rate and full resolution.
It is equipped with a fast (large maximum aperture) and motor-driven P-iris megapixel varifocal lens, which allows for the convenient adjustment/configuration of the focal length, focus and iris via the Web browser.
This keeps the sound level during operation down to 61 decibels, which is normal conversation level.
It includes a built-in 24VDC power supply for use with accessories and offers a variety of functions such as hold open from 0¬¬ – 30 sec., a door-closer mode for manual usage, an electrified hardware and access control interface and a push-and-go operation.
The software platform is now fully compatible with innovative facial recognition and access control solutions from Herta Security.
The sensor may be placed as far as 1,000 ft. (line of sight) away from the receiver in a home. It is able to receive up to four signals from additional transmitters.
C•CURE 9000 SiteServer is a complete single-box access control solution, enabling everything from designing and printing badges for new employees, to monitoring day-to-day personnel activity via the Web interface.
Keyscan Aurora features optional licenses and add-on modules for enhanced integration and overall system functionality which include Web client, Active Directory, CCTV integration, intrusion alarm integration and much more.
The ETP-SML surface mount is constructed of vandal-resistant stainless steel and features a protective hood designed to withstand outdoor elements.
The NW8 models feature dual-gigabit Ethernet ports that support up to two IP connections and allow for multiple IP cameras to be aggregated onto the wireless network. The NW8 also supports optional IEEE802.3at PSE for powering PoE-connected devices.
Video is stored and transmitted while supporting continuous data recording to ensure no crucial footage is lost. The WS-E4S NVS also features system diagnostics and remote maintenance access.
The polycarbonate housing is backed by a three-year guarantee against breakage in normal use and one year on electro-mechanical and electronic components.
Event, manual or continuous recording is programmable, and up to 64 GB of data can be recorded on a micro SDXC memory card. Video is recorded in either H.264 or MJPEG formats.
Each of the three products — EVO10, EVO30 and EVO50 — come with a number of pre-installed licenses and include data storage starting at 1TB.
In addition to these new features, Ocularis 4.0 offers comprehensive video surveillance and access control event management for streaming, recording and managing an unlimited number of cameras at multiple sites combined with PSIM functionality.