Check Out Our Dealer of the Year 2016, with a full-service electric fence offering that has a 97 percent success rate with customers; brand new owners with more capital to invest; and plans to double its staff, Electric Guard Dog is proving the grass is green on both side of the fence. More Details in Good Fences Make Better Business.
Electric Guard Dog’s unique RMR-generating electrified fence model has propelled the company to annual double-digit growth, resulting in both an acquisition by Snow Phipps last June and of its sole local direct competitor in July — just two of many reasons it earned SDM’s 2016 Dealer of the Year Award.
The world of commercial alarms is changing, or rather has changed. With moves almost exclusively to cellular and IP communications, security dealers are tasked with determining what type of security system makes the most sense for each project.
In past articles we have talked about remarketing, but because we are continually evolving and learning from data that comes through our security dealers nationwide, from time to time we like to revisit one of our past articles or give advanced insight into how to use some marketing techniques like a pro.
If you read the kind of stuff that I do, you cannot help but be amazed at the explosive growth of the Internet of Things, IoT for short. With the costs of Wi-Fi interfaces dropping into the range of $1 per device in large volume, more and more “things” are getting connected to LAN networks and the Internet.
Scottsdale, Ariz., hosts numerous high-profile events throughout the year, including the renowned golf tournament, the Waste Management Open, as well as the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction and the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show.
In Michigan, a group of plaintiffs filed an action against the defendant security company claiming that the security company violated the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by failing to pay the plaintiffs time and a half for the time they worked in excess of 40 hours per work week. The defendant security company filed a motion for summary judgment to dismiss the action.
CGL Electronic Security Inc. announced it has moved its corporate headquarters to Westwood, Mass., to a larger, state-of-the-art facility complete with a customer training area, demonstration space, large warehouse and in-house fabrication/testing area.
San Mateo, Calif.-based Movidius, which specializes in embedded machine-vision technology, together with Hikvision announced that Movidius’ Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU) technology will be powering a new lineup of smart cameras.
The Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) National Training School (NTS), in conjunction with the Electronic Security Association of Florida (ESA-FL), has launched a new online course to meet the needs of electrical or fire alarm contractors in the state of Florida.
Middle Atlantic Products announced it has secured patent number 9,301,605 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its Essex QAR series rack. Featuring an innovative approach to rack design that speeds up integration and assembly, the Essex QAR series rack enables AV contractors to focus on multiple projects during their workday, the manufacturer stated.
Arteco reported that it has continued to experience significant adoption of its Video Event Management Solutions (VEMS) in target markets, such as education, critical infrastructure and commercial, and has made a series of critical investments to ensure sustained business success and technology advancement.
Genetec Inc. introduced Genetec Clearance, a case management system designed to speed up investigations by allowing different organizations to collect, manage and share video evidence and other relevant case information.
Bosch Security Systems Inc. announced seamless integration of its IP and high definition cameras and recording solutions with Tyco Security Products’ C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform from Software House.
Several of Hanwha Techwin America’s WiseNet III and Wisenet Lite series cameras have been certified on the Stratocast Cloud Integration for the Genetec Inc. cloud-based video-surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS) solution.
The DirectIP IDIS DR-8364 NVR (and dual-power DR-8364D model) is one of the industry’s most robust recorder offerings, capable of enterprise-level performance on an NVR platform, said its manufacturer.
Equus Computer Systems announced it has launched a unique new 1.5U server with two drive drawers, each supporting eight 3.5-in. hot-swappable SAS/SATA hard drives, delivering up to 160TB of drive storage in a compact form factor.
Optera Series Panoramic IP camera line features 180-, 270- and 360-deg. panoramic cameras, optimizes live and recorded images from each of the four sensors and then seamlessly stitches and blends images at the boundaries to present users with a continuous panorama.
Speco Technologies released an update for its robust SecureGuard video management software. Key features of the new update include: two-way audio functionality, continuous audio streaming, email notifications, ability to tag sites of interest, batch export of event video clips, watermarking videos on export, updated user access control, database backup, and dual stream support for DVRs and NVRs.
IC Realtime announced its new-and-improved I-Sniper camera line, including eight models in total. Available in dome, bullet and pan/tilt/zoom styles, the models integrate the latest in light-gathering technology.
ELK is releasing the ELK-C1M1CDMA dual-path alarm communicator which supports CDMA cellular for areas covered by the Verizon cellular network. C1M1 significantly reduces transmission time of emergency messages.
Model PRV554KLED, a 55-in. 4K ultra-high-resolution LED solution, boasts true 4K resolution with a broad range of connectivity choices for installing simple, sleek and flexible ultra-high-definition deployments.<>
To be successful, threats require two things — surprise and maneuver. Pathfinder eliminates both by covertly detecting, identifying, and monitoring threat activities, movement patterns, route networks, and key locations to determine a threat’s intent and facilitate effective response.
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.