The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR) announced that Tyco, a part of Johnson Controls, has joined the organization as a full industry member. With the addition of Tyco, as well as ADT in September, and long-time industry member STANLEY Security, PPVAR now has the three largest companies in the electronic security sector as part of its 77-member roster.
Rave Mobile Safety, provider of critical communication and data platform solutions, announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has formally recognized Rave Alert, Smart911 (the Rave 911 Suite) and Rave Panic Button as qualified anti-terrorism technologies through the award of both SAFETY Act Designation and SAFETY Act Certification. Through this award, key components of the Rave Platform are now on the DHS SAFETY Act’s Approved Technologies list.
NTT Security issued its quarterly Threat Intelligence Report, which underscores the need for more advanced tools to protect organizations’ data and networks from the evolving tactics, techniques and procedures used by cyberattackers. A topic of considerable public attention is the ability to determine the source of cyberattacks to determine their credibility and motivation.
This year’s Super Bowl in Houston depended on several security solutions and companies to ensure safety, including situation management and data correlation capabilities by Vidsys and high-resolution network cameras by Axis.
Bucks County, Penn., became the first municipality in Pennsylvania 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.
WeText, a mobile communications technology company based in Orlando, Fla., has been selected by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses to provide an SMS/Text-based emergency alert system for internal communication during 2016-2017 Tournament of Roses events.
After a signal disruption affecting more than 10,000 ADS radio transceivers resulting from what ADS called a “bad packet” of data from AES technology, the two companies have taken steps to correct the issue and ensure the network does not experience further disruptions.
The video surveillance market is evolving with changing technology and greater integration. Integrators such as Sonitrol of Evansville's Chris Dingman are finding these opportunities as the market continues its upward trend. Read more about SDM February Issue.