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 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.
The traditional push-to-speak entry control has been around for years, but with cellular and IP technology becoming so widespread, entry controls are playing an increasingly larger role in a building’s security and connected environment.
Vision & Purpose with 2020 just three short years away, security integrators such as Comtronics' John Campau are forming ambitious plans based on emergent opportunities. More Details in SDM's 2017 Industry Forecast Study projects strong growth this year.