Behind the Headlines with school shootings becoming a sadly common news story, integrators like Michael Ruddo from Integrated Security Technologies are being increasingly called on the help. Working in the K-12 market can present both challenges and opportunities.
The author and his team interviewed more than 500 people to gain insights into intelligibility, interoperability and other factors affecting the performance of critical communication equipment, with the goal of constructing a scorecard for benchmarking the technology.
When it comes to new advances in video analytics, it’s not so much a question of what but more a question of how — as in how the technologies changed and how they’re being used for innovative applications.
A question that frequently arises is the rights of a tenant against an alarm company where the tenant has no agreement with the alarm company but the alarm company provides service pursuant to an agreement with the landlord.
I was sitting in a leadership meeting , planning for the upcoming year, when our chief intelligence officer (CIO) came in and said what every business owner would love to hear: “I believe I can grow revenue 30 percent without hiring anybody.
After 18 years, SecurAlarm Systems Inc., a provider of commercial integrated security systems in the western Michigan area and beyond, opened its new doors at 921 47th Street SW in Grand Rapids, Mich. Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
ScanSource Inc., a global provider of technology products and solutions, announced new leadership for its worldwide barcode, networking and security segment with the appointment of two seasoned channel executives, Paul Constantine and Tony Sorrentino, to the role of worldwide co-president.
CEDIA has named the 2016 volunteers of the year. Each has contributed significant time and lent their expertise to help develop and refine CEDIA programs and offerings. Each year CEDIA recognizes three individuals: a new volunteer, a training volunteer and an overall volunteer.
Convergint Technologies, a global provider of service-based systems integration, acquired Go Security Solutions. Founded in 2009, Go Security Solutions is a full-service systems integrator specializing in electronic access control, video surveillance, alarm systems and mechanical security solutions.
My Alarm Center, a residential security and home automation provider and No. 11 on the SDM 100, secured $10 million in additional funding led by Ironwood Capital and supported by Alcentra, Saratoga Investment Corporation, NXT Capital and OFS Capital.
ADS Security (ADS), a regional electronic security and automation company headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. And ranked No. 21 on the SDM 100, has acquired customer accounts from Sanders Security of Dothan, Ala.
Mission 500, a non-profit charity focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, raised more than $55,000 at its second annual Security Softball Game on August 20 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York.
In an effort to improve cyber-threat information sharing and analysis, Johnson Controls, a global provider of energy efficiency, integrated solutions and building controls, announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.
ADT, a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses and ranked No. 1 on the SDM 100, announced a new affiliation with MetLife Auto & Home to enhance its protection and savings for small business owners.
ISC West unveiled plans for the all-new Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West, launching April 5-7, 2017, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The Unmanned Security Expo will take place within the larger ISC West event, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), and will focus on aerial drones and ground robotics for security applications.
ISC East 2015, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), was honored on Friday night by Trade Show Executive magazine at the annual Gold 100 Gala. ISC East took home the Grand Award for the Best Turnaround in 2015. This is the second award for ISC East this year; the show was also named as one of the Fastest 50 growing tradeshows.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) named Dr. Lou Marciani, director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, the 2016 recipient of its SIA Insightful Practitioner Award.
ADT has joined the Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR), a public-private partnership comprised of electronic security stakeholders from law enforcement, the home and property insurance industries, and the security alarm industry, as a full industry member.
The FBI has released the 2015 edition of its annual report Crime in the United States. Highlights of the report include a 2.6 percent drop in property crimes (the 13th straight year of decline in this area) and a 3.9 percent increase in violent crime in 2015.
Transition Networks announced availability of its Ethernet Over Coax Extender with PoE+, which reduces cost and accelerates time to service by utilizing existing coax cabling infrastructure to upgrade from analog to IP-based surveillance cameras or connect other IP devices to the Ethernet network.
SpeakerCraft, from Core Brands expanded its AIM Series 2 family of architectural speakers with the launch of two new in-wall left-center-right speakers, the AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and the AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2.
Speco Technologies released the newest addition to the Speco Connect family of Wi-Fi solutions, the WIFIMOD, which effectively transforms any Speco IP camera to Wi-Fi, adding complete flexibility to installations.
Interlogix introduced new powerful video offerings that take advantage of the advanced H.265 video compression standard, requiring less network bandwidth and hard drive space to transmit and store surveillance footage.
Speco Technologies released an update for its robust SecureGuard Video Management Software that features multiple new additions that not only provide users with an extra level of security, but also makes the software more convenient and accessible.
The coming Milestone Husky M550A server-grade NVR delivers a guaranteed recording performance of 1400 Mb/s and unlimited external storage because of the use of features normally only seen in enterprise servers.
The general outlook across the industry is highly optimistic as dealers and manufacturers ride the wave of integrated technologies and consumer interest to more and more growth. But there are also cautionary notes. Read more about SDM February Issue.