Multiple forces for change are at work, but in a historically slow-moving market, what will break through first? In this access control-themed issue, check out the many articles that can help you keep tabs on trends in access control technology and business models. Check out more in 2017 April's Issue.
It was a good year — for many even a great one. But more and more, when it comes to access control it is a tale of two markets: the small business and small/medium enterprise SMB/SME market and the large enterprise.
As integrated systems become more common in security, one of the more recent buzzwords gaining traction in the industry is “unified systems.” There is a general understanding that this has something to do with systems that work together well, but first things first: What, exactly, is a unified system?
Software programs help security integrators engage customers with intuitive experience.
April 1, 2017
End user dashboards are software-based, Web-based or cloud-hosted programs offered by security integrators, which allow their commercial end user customers to manage their security systems in a holistic manner.
Hikvision Canada Inc. launched a French language website to better serve its growing customer base in French-speaking Canada and to continually expand its footprint in the North American security market.
One of the things that will turn a security salesperson pale is to hear a prospect say, “I’ve met with two of your competitors and both will do it for less money.” Or, “Nice presentation. We’re going to shop around. We’ll get back to you.”
The new hyper-converged IP environment is upon us and it is complex. No one provider can do it all anymore. But most integrators have shallow partnerships with other providers. And that does get a lot of network integrators by — barely.
The workplace is changing. As a 39-year-old myself and being in the ad/marketing industry for more than 17 years, I’ve seen a lot of change within the tech & creative industry, especially within the past 10 years.
In an interesting case regarding prohibited ordinances, plaintiffs operated a fleet of standalone trailers that were specially constructed to display signs or banners, which the company used to advertise its burglary alarm services, as well as other products and political causes.
Alarm.com, a platform solution for the connected home and business, completed its previously announced acquisition of two business units, Connect and Piper, from Icontrol Networks after announcing it had reached a settlement with Honeywell, which had sued to stop the deal.
Hitachi Insight Group, which is responsible for driving the global unified Internet of Things (IoT) business and go-to-market strategy for Hitachi Ltd., unveiled new video analytics software to enhance and extend its Smart City and Public Safety solutions portfolio.
Point Blank Enterprises announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract by the North Miami City Council to provide the North Miami Police Department with IRIS Cam body-worn cameras, together with a collaborative case management system from Genetec Inc.
Connected Technologies LLC offers the Connect ONE Cloud-Hosted Service, including the capability to add voice-initiated system control through home and mobile platform systems such as Siri and Google Assistant.
Honeywell has enhanced several key commercial products with cloud-based, video alarm verification (VAV) technology to help verify alarm severity and combat one of the security industry’s most common challenges: false alarms.
Yale Locks & Hardware announced that its Yale Real Living deadbolts and levers with Z-Wave or ZigBee are compatible with Amazon Alexa when used in conjunction with a Samsung SmartThings Hub or Wink Hub.
LENSEC announced a complete redesign of Perspective VMS, an enterprise-level HTML5-based software delivering surveillance video and information to customers from IP cameras and physical security devices.
Video Mount Products’ new ERWEN-6E 19-in. wall rack enclosure features a welded steel construction, 16 in. of usable depth, vented top and bottom, top and bottom cable routing knockouts, removable hinged back panel, adjustable front and rear rails, removable locking side panels, and reversible hinged tempered glass front door.
Platinum Tools announced the launch of the next generation VDV MapMaster 3.0 cable tester. Made in the U.S., the VDV MapMaster 3.0 tests Cat7, Cat6A, Cat6, Cat5e, Cat5, Cat4, and Cat3 shielded and unshielded cables, voice and coax.
George Risk Industries (GRI) purchased a new stripping and crimping machine allowing the company to accurately and efficiently add Molex, AMP/TE, and other connectors to its security switches and environmental sensors.
AES Corporation announced the launch of IntelliNet 2.0. The powerful IntelliNet 2.0 platform applies cutting-edge advanced security protection, enables future-ready capabilities, provides simplified unit programming, and is engineered for backward compatibility with legacy systems.
Gone are the days when cybersecurity was someone else’s problem. With savvy and tenacious hackers who can use almost anything connected to a network to access systems, and evolving and seemingly implacable threats, just where does the security industry stand on the cyber preparedness spectrum? Read more stories in September Issue 2017.