Integrators are aware that anything they put on the network could be vulnerable to cyberattack, but many are stymied by where to start to create a plan to fix it. Experts from inside and outside the industry know how.
Cybersecurity concerns are everywhere. From Target to Home Depot, to the Social Security Administration, to the recent [possibly foreign] hacks of the U.S. Democratic National Committee, it is almost impossible to turn on the news or read a paper without seeing something about cybersecurity.
The SDM 100 Gala took place during the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Fort Worth, Texas. Now in its ninth year, ESX is an event that draws top decision-makers and influencers from among electronic security and life safety professionals.
September 1, 2016
ESX provided a blend of stimulating networking opportunities, peer-developed and peer-delivered educational sessions, thought-provoking business and industry presentations from the main stage, and next-generation products and services on the show floor.
A new brand transition, such as the one undertaken by Securitas Electronic Security as it transitioned from Diebold Security, is a significant undertaking and requires a tremendous amount of coordination and actions, much like a large-scale enterprise security project.
In February 2016, Diebold Security, one of the largest security providers in North America, became part of Securitas AB, an $8 billion plus global provider of guarding and other security services and solutions.
Which suppliers do the largest systems integrators use? This Top Systems Integrators brand-usage report lists the top manufacturers and distributors that earn the business of the largest systems integrators in the physical security channel.
It takes guts for traditional security integrators to face the fact that they must become cyber experts. But without question they need a goal, or they will risk falling short of winning their clients’ business.
Paxton, a provider of electronic IP access control and door entry solutions, announced the integration of its networked access control system, Net2, with Intreba’s visitor management solution, Arke. The integration provides a personalized and user-friendly service to fulfill differing visitor requirements at various sites.
Delaware County, Ohio, is the latest municipality to go live with Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), a technology that automates communication between alarm monitoring central stations and 911 centers, resulting in improved accuracy and speed of emergency response.
As visitors step through the doors of Dahua Technology USA headquarters in Irvine, Calif., they are greeted with a poster of a local landmark — the Ferris wheel at the nearby Spectrum Center — proclaiming, “Hello Irvine!” Dahua (pronounced Dah-Hwah) has indeed embraced the Southern California way of business since establishing its North American headquarters in November 2014.
NTT Security Corporation, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, started its operations as a specialized security company of NTT Group on August 1, 2016, bringing together NTT’s advanced analytics technologies, threat intelligence and security experts.
ProTech announced the addition of VideoWave Networks to its family of perimeter security system companies. VideoWave is a developer of surveillance software based on advanced video analytics that detect and track objects in outdoor environments.
The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) International announced that the National Monitoring Center locations in Lake Forest, Calif., and Irving, Texas, has obtained the CSAA Five Diamond Central Station Certification.
On July 13, 2016, ESA’s National Training School (NTS) and the Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association chapter lost a dear friend and instructor, John Frederic. Frederic died unexpectedly leaving behind his teaching partner and wife of 53 years, Mary Ann.
Doyle Security Systems Inc., a regional provider of residential and commercial security, life safety and medical monitoring systems, has announced the acquisition of all alarm accounts from Murphy’s Lock and Alarm.
Select Security, ranked No. 37 on the SDM 100, has purchased Bluemont, Va.-based 5 Star Security. This purchase expands Select Security’s presence in the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., suburbs.
ADS Security (ADS), a regional electronic security and automation company headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., and ranked No. 21 on the SDM 100, achieved $3 million in recurring monthly revenue earlier this year.
ONVIF, a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has released Profile Q, the specification that features quick and easy discovery, setup and configuration of conformant devices as well as advanced security features.
3xLOGIC Inc., a provider of integrated intelligent security solutions, announced a significantly expanded 3xLOGIC University training schedule and locations, a new, larger headquarters and an expanded Florida Innovations Center facility.
HID Global, a global provider of secure identity solutions, released a mid-year update to its top 2016 security trends, based on customer insights into key market developments across enterprise, healthcare, banking and government markets.
Galaxy Control Systems, a provider of integrated access control and security solutions, published a new whitepaper titled “The Current State of Access Control,” which explores the potential of access control systems to help organizations improve the efficiency and effectiveness of physical and virtual security.
Tyco Security Products introduced the latest version of its EntraPass Security Software from Kantech with integration to ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless lock technology for deeper door density and reduction of wiring costs as well as a new Connected Partner Program for integration with third-party partner technologies for a more holistic solution.
Arteco, a global provider of event-driven intelligent video management solutions, announced the integration of Arteco’s suite of video event management software (VEMS) with Contact-ID, an alarm protocol for intrusion, fire and building automation alarm systems.
Jenne Inc., a value added distributor of technology products and solutions focusing on voice, video, data networking, premise security and the cloud, has been named by Accutech to distribute its ResidentGuard line of wander management systems.
Technical experts on ASTM International’s Committee on Homeland Security Applications (E54) are doubling an existing suite of 15 standard test methods for “response robots” that help enhance public safety and protect lives of emergency responders.
LILIN launched the newest addition to its IP video surveillance portfolio, the IRS1304 PTZ IP camera, which is able to capture 1080p HD video in near total darkness without the need for external IR illuminators.
Kantech’s EntraPass 7.0 security software integrates with ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless lock technology to bring the flexibility of wireless locks to any door in a facility including cabinets, drawers and server racks with little to no operational disruption.
Version 4.9 of the American Dynamics’ victor Video Management System and VideoEdge network video recorders (NVR), features more powerful, intuitive capabilities designed to put greater system functionality and key information in the hands of security system operators and administrators.
Speco Technologies released the next camera in its Speco Connect line of Wi-Fi solutions, the O2CP2 ― a 1080p H.265 Wi-Fi pan/tilt IP camera, which the company said is perfect for residential and small business applications.
Tap2Open is a smartphone access service that gives residents and their guests entry into gated communities, office buildings, storage facilities, or anywhere else a telephone entry system would be used.
Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, is offering a new line of 960H analog dome cameras that provide a 34 percent increase in resolution over comparatively priced D1 analog cameras and more than 500 percent larger than CIF cameras, the company stated.
D-Link announced two new HD IP cameras, expanding its line of professional IP surveillance and security solutions ― the full HD outdoor PoE mini dome camera (DCS-6212L) and the HD covert network camera (DCS-1201).
Vidsys announced the release of its latest Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software platform, Vidsys Enterprise 2017, with capabilities for large-scale, widely dispersed customers.
To certify Ethernet speed performance of cable runs, the Net Chaser conducts bit error rate (BER) tests by sending data packets down specified cable runs at defined data rates to check for errors at the maximum throughput of the link.
Version 3 of the Keep by Feenics, cloud-hosted access control and security management platform, provides the option of traditional on-site server deployment or fully cloud-based specification, giving systems integrators and end users choices.