What do the digital dialer, passive infrared detector, first microprocessor-based control, and chip camera all have in common? These technologies each in their time changed the security industry. And each were winners of product achievement awards in the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS).

SIA’s New Product Showcase is an internationally recognized promotion and awards program, held each year at ISC West. The program is designed and refined by the NPS committee that I have chaired for more than 20 years. It is produced by SIA in collaboration with Reed Expo/ISC management and made possible by the supplier entrants whose products are judged by some of the most prestigious and knowledgeable product buyers, reviewers and installers in the industry.

Judges are volunteers and represent a cross-section of industry buyers and influencers. They include central station alarm companies, systems integrators, consultants/specifiers, distributors, and high-profile end users.

For attendees at ISC West, the New Product Showcase provides a valuable resource. While it may seem that three days is sufficient to fully explore the ISC West show floor, as the show has grown in size so has the challenge of finding and distinguishing what is new from everything else. Walking a show floor is difficult, and the one product that may just change your business or solve a customer problem is one that you may overlook. Referencing and using NPS as a guide allows ISC West show attendees to instantly find what’s new among products, services and technologies.

“There are so many manufacturers, and so many new products, it becomes difficult for a buyer to keep up with technology and know what is real and what is worth looking at,” says Shelly Binder, vice president of Tech Systems Inc., a systems integrator, and a veteran NPS judge. “NPS is a way for a buyer to see new products and new trends without having to sort through mountains of brochures, e-mails, spec sheets and vendor presentations.”

Another advantage for buyers is that NPS sometimes highlights products that might otherwise be overlooked. You expect to find some of the best products offered by the well-known and respected suppliers at the show. But some of the hidden treasures and future industry-transforming products may just as frequently be found at the smaller booths, too. Indeed, many of the past NPS winners have come from these smaller vendors on the trade show floor.

Technology Foundations

NPS is often a reflection of where the industry is moving, what is shaping it and current customer demands. Reflecting on past NPS entries and winners reveals the certainty that the only thing that has remained constant about security technology is change and innovation.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, products submitted to what was once the College of New Products (the predecessor to NPS) were most often developed for the burglar alarm market. This included alarm control panels, magnetic contacts, more compact speakers (for replacing bells), and wireless devices.

These products created the foundation for the security market, but not until the introduction of the digital dialer did the market thrive. The digital dialer connected to a customer’s existing telephone line and made emergency event communication affordable for the masses — not just for the elite or very wealthy.

The 1980s was a great decade for the security industry, during which time products improved, prices decreased, and more devices were introduced through NPS. Electronic access control systems began to grow and mature. The industry began to see the first passive infrared sensors. These PIRs provided more reliable and affordable space protection, but still were expensive and far from trouble-free. It was not until dual-technology detection devices that these become real solutions, again enabling the market to expand.

The next major technology shift in the 1980s was heralded by microprocessor-based products, as well as what could then be called the beginnings of “convergence” (or “integration,” because it was more hardware- than software-centric). Intrusion alarm and access control systems were vying to become the head end for a unified system that blended security, fire, access control and intrusion detection.

The 1990s typified an explosion in video products. We saw the phenomenal growth in DVRs, as well as many of the specialty cameras we use regularly today. There was nothing like it before, yet it was just the beginning of innovation and options in the video market.

With the first decade of the 21st Century more than halfway elapsed, what will we say about the current trends? Several forces have changed the market and driven technology advances. The two most significant were the tragic events of September 11 and the growth of the Internet. Add these to the continued sophistication of buyers, their importance within their organizations, global expansion, and the drive for conversion — and you have the makings for the next technology wave.

What’s Now & what’s Next?

Software platforms, video analytics, smart sensors, biometric devices, smart cards, a new communicator? Which will change the industry enduringly? In some cases it may be too soon to say, but through NPS in the past several years, some definite trends have emerged.

“Though we see new products each year that seem to run the gamut in terms of new technologies, there does seem to be a particular focus most years,” Binder says. “A few years ago it was intelligent video; then it was improvements and enhancements in the digital camera product line. Now the emphasis is on IP products and true, integrated, networked systems. Because these areas are relatively new in the industry, and because there is still so much improvement to be recognized, I expect the focus to remain in these areas for the next few years.”

 Joseph Verber, manager of loss prevention for Yum Foods, another NPS veteran judge, remarks, “Security technology is changing rapidly. Simplicity and integration will be the key. Manufacturers and integrators will position their business to accommodate end-user needs with cost effective life-safety and security products.”

In the past two years, he adds, digital video has really come to the forefront as a big new technology for end users. “DVRs today are compact, fast and solve a multitude of problems,” he says. “They are capable of integrating with entire security networks and offer the ability to manage remotely. Organizations enhance security, provide safer workplaces, and reduce cost, adding value to the bottom line.”

And indeed, NPS supports that thinking. In 2006 there were just shy of 100 products entered in the NPS program. Of the 18 awards presented, 11 were for video-related products. An interesting comparison is with the 2000 NPS, when there was a greater emphasis on access control products.

Only time will tell what security products will be featured in the New Product Showcase by decade’s end. Personally, I think we will continue to see advances in video (especially network/IP devices), access control products that address the use of smart cards and the Internet, plus innovative products that will help better enable convergence of IT and physical security products and markets.

With the shift to digital, a continued focus on convergence, and the entry of network devices into the security market, our industry has seen a large and rapid increase in the number of new products and technologies.

This year SIA NPS developed new submission and award categories, including commercial audio; IP devices, products and software; urban security; and video analytics. Will one of this year’s submissions change your business, change the industry, or just make your job a little easier?

When you visit this year’s ISC West show (March 28-30, 2007 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas; www.iscwest.com), be sure to pick up the NPS directory, or visit us online at siaonline.org. Results of this year’s awards will be announced at 3:00 p.m. on March 28.

The 2007 SIA New Product Showcase entrants are...

INTEGRATION SOFTWARE HAS FACIAL SURVEILLANCE CAPABILITIES

3VR introduces nCode integration software bringing facial surveillance to the broad commercial market. nCode enables organizations with distributed sites, standard cameras and poor network infrastructure to achieve unparalleled accuracy and operational effectiveness. nCode software transforms existing PCs into intelligent edge devices that automatically extract, optimize and transmit high-quality face images to a central management system with minimal network impact.  Banks, retailers and other distributed organizations can share face watch lists and conduct instant searches across sites.
3VR Security
www.3vr.com

DVRS FEATURE REMOTE ADMINISTRATION SOFTWARE

The Falcon DR series recorders are Linux-based embedded DVRs from Advanced Technology Video designed for real-time display and recording of nine and 16-channels of video and two-channel audio. The series features new remote administration software allowing up to 64 remote connections with an integrated map. The DR series offer MPEG4 recording up to 120-ips and selectable record resolution (672 or 336 pixels), high-image quality, digital zoom and multiple archiving options using the internal CD-RW, DVD-RW drive or flash drive. 
Advanced Technology Video
www.atvideo.com

INTERCOM SYSTEM EQUIPPED WITH PICTURE MEMORY

The JF Enhanced System is available in three sets. The Enhanced System supports up to two door stations and three inside stations (audio only or audio/video) with the addition of these features: picture memory to record visitors; voice memo to leave messages on the inside monitor; and message for entrance to record a message for visitors when speaking to them is not appropriate. All these features are in a monitor that is only 1-1/4 in. thick.
Aiphone
www.aiphone.com

TOOL HELPS MINIMIZE SETUP TIME

Designed to help dealers and integrators maximize the potential of the Arteco Intelligent Video Solution (IVS), Optimizer aligns end-user’s needs with a vast array of technological applications that affect processor usage, network bandwidth, size of recordings and hard-drive management. When used as an integral part of the sales process, the program helps dealers and integrators achieve system balance while minimizing setup time. This innovative tool helps Arteco dealers navigate through successful sales and installation of the Arteco IVS. 
Arteco Vision Systems
www.artecous.com

CAMERA RECORDS ENTIRE SCENE EVEN WHILE ZOOMED

With greater resolution than 50 conventional surveillance cameras, Avigilon’s 16-megapixel surveillance camera with digital PTZ is ideal for monitoring large public spaces. Unlike conventional PTZ systems, which are unable to monitor the surrounding scene when zoomed in on an area of interest, Avigilon’s camera records the entire scene even when zoomed into a specific detail. With full PTZ capabilities provided by the Avigilon surveillance recorder, details can be extracted after an incident has occurred.
Avigilon
www.avigilon.com

NETWORK CAMERA PROVIDES VGA RESOLUTION

Axis 212 PTZ network camera is ideal for surveillance and remote monitoring, offering overview images and instant one-click pan/tilt/zoom control. It combines two-way audio with a 3-megapixel sensor and wide-angle lens, providing VGA resolution. Without any moving parts, this camera offers guard tour functionality without wear and tear. Built-in Power over Ethernet support implies reduced cabling and installation costs as well as consolidated power for higher reliability.
Axis Communications
www.axis.com

DAY/NIGHT CAMERA FEATURES TWO-WAY AUDIO

Axis 223M network camera is a high-performance, 2.0 megapixel camera using a CCD imager, designed for day and night surveillance with exceptional image detail, with MJPEG and MPEG-4 compression. Power over Ethernet reduces cabling and consolidates power. Two-way audio support, including detection alarm, increases the monitoring options. Offering the highest level of network security, 802.1x port-based network control and HTTPS encryption, Axis 223M is ideal for securing bank offices, airports, city and traffic surveillance.
Axis Communications
www.axis.com

CAMERA SYSTEM SWAPS OUT COMPONENTS

Bosch’s AutoDome camera system revolutionizes dome cameras, featuring interchangeable modules that allow users to quickly and cost-effectively swap components to enhance functionality, adapt to changes in an application or upgrade system features. No longer will users have to replace an entire camera system. AutoDome offers a variety of features including automated motion tracking and TCP/IP connectivity for a host of indoor and outdoor applications.
Bosch
www.boschsecurity.us

INTRUSION DETECTOR USES TRI-FOCUS OPTICS

With proprietary sensor data fusion technology, Bosch professional series intrusion detectors interactively process data from up to five different sensors. This provides intelligent performance that virtually eliminates false alarms while improving catch performance by 35 percent. Bosch uses tri-focus optics: three custom-engineered lenses that provide two times the signal to noise ratio. With twice the information entering through the lenses, images are sharper and brighter, making it easy to distinguish intruders from false alarms.
Bosch

www.boschsecurity.us

MANAGE ACCESS CONTROL VIA WEB

Access Easy Controller (AEC) from Bosch is a browser-based system that makes access control easy and convenient. With no software to install and no dedicated PC required, startup is simple and cost-effective. AEC is a self-hosted Web server whose built-in network interface makes navigation as easy as surfing the Internet. Remotely manage AECs from anywhere in the world using any Windows or Mac PC via the Internet or a dial-up modem.
Bosch
www.boschsecurity.us

CAPTURE ID INFORMATION FROM 45 COUNTRIES

The Snapshell camera scanner is a revolutionary new tool for capturing driver’s license information. Powered by software featuring optical character recognition to accurately read cards from all 50 states and over 45 international countries, the Snapshell uses a three megapixel camera built into its base to “snap” high-quality digital images of ID cards, populating the card’s text into appropriate fields within two to three seconds.
Card Scanning Solutions
www.card-reader.com

PORTABLE COMPUTER COMBINES BIOMETRICS, GPS, VOICE, VIDEO

The Catcher device delivers breakthrough performance for everything from digital audio/video capture to biometric sensors, fingerprint scanning, rapid communication technologies and more. Best of all its lightweight, rugged construction makes it the ideal “all-in-one” unit for command and control situations in extreme conditions. This unique, rugged, mobile, convergent, computer includes just about every feature necessary to bring command and control capabilities to the field while eliminating the need to carry multiple devices.
Catcher Inc.
www.catcherinc.com

OPEN PLATFORM ALLOWS ANALOG AND DIGITAL COMPONENT INTEGRATION

Cware, an advanced next generation open management platform, boasts entirely open architecture enabling users to integrate analog and digital components:  i.e., analog cameras, IP cameras and codecs, within an advanced and feature-rich platform. Companies using analog-based CCTV systems easily integrate and benefit from the introduction of IP components into their networks without loss of investment. Companies invested in IP components benefit from the development of next generation solutions and services regardless of equipment vendor.
Controlware Communications Inc.
www.cware.com

MINIDOME LOADED WITH FEATURES

Dallmeier is setting new standards in video camera technology for security applications with the DDF3000AV, an IP67 rated, waterproof and vandalism resistant, high-resolution, ultra wide dynamic range, color day/night minidome. With its Cam_inPIX technology, the picture information of each individual pixel is converted digitally at the point of capture and processed in the most optimal way. Therefore, even situations with a great range in contrast can be recorded and documented in picture qualities previously unseen.
Dallmeier electronic USA
www.dallmeier-electronic.com

CARD SCANNER FEATURES 600 DPI RESOLUTION

From Decryptek comes the government issued identification (ID) card scanner that simultaneously scans the front and back of IDs in 600 DPI resolution color and infrared. Authentication software package validates security features and extracts barcode (PDF 417), OCR, and picture images such as face and signature regions. Advanced database software package manages the scanned data (optional), or uses a Software Development Kit (SDK) to integrate and add scan capabilities to your existing software package or platform.
Decryptek
www.decryptek.com

CCTV CONSOLE CONTROLS UP TO 99 CAMERAS

The Dedicated Micros NetVu console is a ruggedized remote CCTV console with traditional joystick control that allows users to deploy an additional viewing station with minimal installation requirements. The solution allows a traditional telemetry keyboard and composite monitor combination to be placed anywhere the customer requires with no need to retrain operators. The unit controls up to 99 cameras from up to 20 NetVu connected DVRs or servers.
Dedicated Micros
www.dedicatedmicrosus.com

DVR INCLUDES GPS LOCATION TRACKING

Designed for public transportation applications, TransVu Media DVR is encased in a ruggedized metal chassis to withstand heavy vibrations and provide uninterrupted in-vehicle security. This eight-channel unit includes GPS location tracking, built in accelerometer, intelligent power management facility, and driver panic button. Advertising messaging can be fed through the monitors using a GPS system. The messaging can be location-specific, advertising shops or attractions on the vehicle’s route, and can provide a source of revenue for the user.
Dedicated Micros
www.dedicatedmicrosus.com

GPS LOCATOR PROVIDES JOBSITE SECURITY

DeWalt offers a unique line of security products designed for the construction jobsite. These security products are built to offer the end user jobsite durability, quick set-up time, and rapid wireless communications. DeWalt is featuring Mobilelock a GPS locator with anti-theft alarm, an innovative, wireless system designed to monitor valuable mobile assets wherever they are located. Mobilelock provides a flexible, portable solution for jobsite security and 24/7 asset management.
DeWalt
www.dewalt.com

GSM COMMUNICATOR TRANSMITS DIRECTLY TO IP RECEIVER

The GS3055-I is a universal GSM communicator that is compatible with any panel that transmits using the Contact ID format for full reporting of alarm signals. Unlike competitor solutions, the GS3055-I transmits directly to an IP receiver (Sur-Gard System II/System III) of a monitoring station receiver. If the monitoring station is without an IP receiver alarm signals can be optionally dialed out from CONNECT 24.
DSC
www.dsc.com

INTEGRATE WITH HOME AUTOMATION PRODUCTS

The new IT-100/120 integration modules allow for DSC PowerSeries control panels to interface with the latest home and building automation products and audio distribution systems to create seamless, fully integrated control solutions. IT-100/120 accepts commands and sends event-driven or state-change commands to third-party applications to create shared functionality.
DSC
www.dsc.com

ACCESS CONTROL AND VIDEO SOLUTION PROVIDE PLUG-AND-PLAY DEPLOYMENT FOR IP

DVTel’s Universe ISE is a unified access control and video standards-based solution that includes a Linux-based network appliance and software platform. It is a unique, network-centric architecture, which provides plug-and-play deployment for IP video and IP access control requirements. This out-of-the-box solution supports multiple applications including IP-to-the-door for access control; video monitoring and recording of IP cameras; and video analytics with the processing done at the edge.
DVTel Inc.
www.dvtel.com

MANAGE NETWORKED ACCESS CONTROL VIA THE WEB

The Edge access control system is a centrally managed, networked access control system utilizing the Internet or any other TCP/IP-based network. The Edge ACS is comprised of a Web-hosted management utility called EdgeWeb and low-cost, single-door IP controllers. Using EdgeWeb from any Web browser, you can remotely configure and manage all aspects of the Edge ACS, which can also be configured like an alarm panel to route signals to a central station.
Edge Integration Systems Inc.
www.edge-integration.com

POCKET-SIZED SYSTEM OFFERS ONE-TOUCH RECORDING

A pocket-sized video and audio recording system utilizing solid-state recording media combines Elmo micro-camera technology, an MPEG4 digital recorder and a built-in color TFT 2.2-in. LCD monitor. The compact camera head (3.3-in. long by 0.7-in. diameter) and recorder/monitor body (3.54 by 2.2 by 0.9 in.) and 0.6-lb. weight make it usable as a handheld or body-worn surveillance, evidence-gathering and school bus security device. One-touch simplified recording permits hands-free operation.
Elmo USA Corp.
www.elmousa.com

TECHNOLOGY ELIMINATES WASTED LIGHT

Extreme CCTV’s Black Diamond technology, engineered for technical surveillance in today’s digital world, literally reshapes the art of security lighting. Black Diamond delivers high-fidelity lighting, specifically shaped to match the high-definition requirements of megapixel surveillance. Combining asymmetrical optics, surface-mount technology, LED science and micro-refraction, Black Diamond doubles illumination range and improves image quality while reducing wasted light to zero. Using aspect-optimization, which enables illumination angles up to 130 degrees wide, Black Diamond provides important new capabilities for critical applications.  Patents held and international patents pending.
Extreme CCTV International Inc.
www.extremecctv.com

WINDOWS-BASED SYSTEM INTEGRATES ACCESS AND ALARM MANAGEMENT

Cardax FT is a comprehensive Microsoft Windows-based security system. It integrates access control and alarms management, intruder alarm monitoring, remote digital imaging, intercom, and photo ID badging. The system stores information about cardholders, the site and system activity. It can be integrated with other systems for both security requirements (i.e. DVR and CCTV) and facilities management (including HR and ERP). Cardax FT is manufactured and marketed by Gallagher Security Management Systems, a division of the Gallagher Group Ltd.
Gallagher Security Inc.
www.gallaghersms.com

ONE PLATFORM ENABLES SYSTEM-WIDE SECURITY

From Gallagher Security Management Systems, PowerFence Trophy FT integrates the unique advantages of advanced PowerFence perimeter security with the sophisticated security integration platform provided by Cardax FT. Key features of PowerFence Trophy FT are its scalability, network compatibility, integration possibilities, system architecture and ability to implement Cardax FT electronic access control and intruder alarms. The integrated solution enables sites to manage system-wide security through one management platform and one single-user interface.
Gallagher Security Inc.
www.gallaghersms.com

KEYPAD BLENDS AUDIO AND INTERCOM

GE SmartCom is a fantastic addition to your residential new construction offering, blending multi-room audio and intercom into one attractive room station keypad. Each SmartCom room station works out of the box or can be customized with unique room titles and source names. SmartCom is easy to wire and install, using standard Cat 5, speaker cables and double gang trim rings. Modules are designed to fit in the GE Smart ConnectionCenter drive intercom and audio functions.
GE Security
www.gesecurity.com

IP-BASED ACCESS CONTROL SOLUTION OFFERS SCALABILITY

Synergis is an enterprise IP access control solution designed with end-to-end IP connectivity, from access reader to workstation. Its innovative and unique architecture revolutionizes how organizations secure their facilities by providing unparalleled hardware choice, scalability and intelligence. As an integral member of Genetec’s suite of IP security solutions, Synergis provides seamless integration of all aspects of any organization’s security operations within a single unified security console.
Genetec
www.genetec.com

LOCALLY OR REMOTELY MANAGE IP-BASED ACCESS CONTROL

Edge Solo is HID Global’s cost-effective, stand-alone, single-door IP-based access control solution. This easy-to-use solution enables remote management and report generation via standard Web browser. Edge Solo has a high ROI due to its ability to migrate to a host-based access control system (locally or remotely managed). Bringing intelligence to the door, the flexible design includes an integrated iClass reader or allows connection to any Wiegand or most clock and data readers.
HID Global
www.hidcorp.com

BUSINESSES CAN HANDLE SECURITY NEEDS VIA THE WEB

Imron Corp., a leader in systems integration solutions for security and access control, has developed IS100, a Web-based application that resides on the latest hardware platform by HID, VertX. This simple but powerful application empowers businesses to manage all security needs with a simple browser interface. IS100 fully integrates access control with video, including DVRs and NVRs, IP-based cameras, burglar alarm systems, central stations and telephone systems.
Imron Corp.
www.imron.com

END-TO-END ‘PURE IT’ SECURITY SOLUTION ANNOUNCED

Intelli-M Integrated, a seamlessly integrated access control and digital video software system, enables a “pure IT” end-to-end security solution. Integral Technologies’ DigitalSentry and Intelli-M Supervisor Plus combine to become an unmatched scaleable security solution. Intelli-M Integrated provides users an open architecture software configuration to easily administer and manage their security from one location. This industry first solution is driven by the innovative technology of Power over Ethernet (PoE).
Integral Technologies Inc.
www.integraltech.com

ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM CAN COMMUNICATE VIA ETHERNET

IEI’s Max 3 access control system is a secure, networked solution that is faster, easier to install, and has more user functionality. As part of IEI’s Secured series product line, the Max 3 communicates over standard RS485 networks as well as across a LAN/WAN using IEI’s SEG-M secure Ethernet gateway. Up to 64 doors per network connection can be supported with unlimited sites. No interface module is required for Wiegand front-end readers.
International Electronics Inc.
www.ieib.com

IP CAMERA EQUIPPED WITH ANALYTICS

The ioicam wdc100dn combines high-performance video analytics and a state-of-the-art wide-dynamic-range IP camera, introducing a unique all-in-one professional surveillance solution that makes intelligent video easier to deploy, integrate, operate and maintain. The camera includes ioimage’s high-performance DSP-based video analysis applications for automated detection and tracking of intruders, unattended baggage, vehicles and removed items. Designed for simplicity, all applications can be set up and operated within minutes, either via Web interface or control software.
ioimage Ltd.
www.ioimage.com

MEGAPIXEL CAMERA HAS BUILT-IN ANALYTICS

The ioicam mmp100 combines high-performance video analytics with a state-of-the-art, three megapixel IP camera, introducing a unique, mission-critical, all-in-one edge-device that makes high-resolution intelligent video easier to deploy, integrate, operate and maintain. The ioicam mmp100’s built-in analytics automatically detect and track intruders, vehicles and threats, without requiring any server side processing. Leveraging exceptional image resolution, the ioicam mmp100 delivers electronic PTZ capabilities to autonomously zoom and track objects, enabling unparalleled surveillance automation and threat verification.
ioimage Ltd.
www.ioimage.com

NVR ACCEPTS ANALOG AND IP CAMERAS

The JVC VR-N900U is a network video recorder with pre-installed Milestone XProtect enterprise software for intuitive operation. The NVR operates as a stand-alone system or an edge device for an XProtect Enterprise network solution, and features convenient VCR/DVR-like operation with front panel jog/shuttle controls and RGB monitor output. It supports MJPEG/MPEG-4 recording and has a built-in 250 GB HDD with optional external storage available. Hybrid recording with built-in four-channel encoder accepts analog and IP cameras. The VR-N900U has nine-channel fully licensed camera inputs.
JVC
www.jvc.com/pro

OPERATING SYSTEM PROVIDES FLEXIBILITY

Legic’s newest operating system, V2.0, provides ultimate flexibility for the Legic Advant SM-2570 fully integrated hybrid reader module. The module consists of the Legic OS controller, the user programmable application processor and the RF chip. V2.0 fully supports ISO 14443 and 15693, reads the FASN number of FIPS 201/PAC compliant transponders, and reads the UID of HID iClass and Inside Contactless transponders. The SM-2570 provides outstanding support for 13.56 MHz multifunctional contactless smart card projects.
Legic Identsystems
www.legic.com

CONVERGING MARKETING AND SECURITY

The I-PVM is a security product that can effectively market the same merchandise it protects.  Multiple video inputs, external speakers, and an internal multimedia player that can play video files sent directly to the monitor from a secured Internet connection make this an ideal monitor for marketing. The built-in camera deters theft by showing the video surveillance feed in a PIP window upon motion.
Lekson Video
www.leksonvideo.com

ENTRY SYSTEM HAS DATA TRANSFER CAPABILITY

Linear introduces the AE-100, a cost- effective, feature-rich telephone entry system for smaller gated communities, office buildings and multi-tenant residences. AE-100 is easy to install using familiar dual-programming methods with time-saving tenant data transfer capability in a multi-unit network. AE-100 has user-friendly programming interfaces with a multi-line back lit LCD display, keypad with scrolling search functionality, help button for verbal instructions selectable in four languages, and ADA-compliant for hearing impaired users.
Linear
www.linearcorp.com

INTERCOM INSTALLATION USES STANDARD WIRE DESIGN

DMC-10 structured wire intercom system is the latest intercom system addition to M&S Systems, a Linear brand. DMC-10 offers a variety of advanced features and functions, while being easy to install and use. Installation is simplified by using standard structured wire design. DMC-10 will support a mix of up to 16 room, door and patio stations. User-friendly interface enables easy operation of all functions, while a sleek, contemporary design offers a new look.
Linear
www.linearcorp.com

NETWORK CAMERA PROVIDES ANALYSIS OF POTENTIAL THREATS

Lumenera’s intelligent cameras are designed for security applications with large, high contract environments. The Li045 ultra wide dynamic range intelligent network camera has on-board video analytics, which provide automated, real-time detection, identification, tracking and analysis of potential threats and events, such as a person/vehicle entering a restricted zone, or a foreign object left unattended. Reliable, robust monitoring greatly reduces the possibility of false alarms, providing instant threat notification, as well as the potential to interrupt a crime or attack in progress.
Lumenera
www.lumenera.com

IMAGE SENSOR CAN RUN 30 FPS

For security cameras to be successful, they need to capture what is happening in an entire field of view and also be able to focus in on small but important details. At five megapixels, Micron’s MT9P031 CMOS image sensor is capable of running full resolution at 15 frames per second and sub-windowed regions of the field of view at 30 frames per second. For high-resolution, evidence-quality single frames and continuous video, design in Micron’s MT9P031.
Micron Technology Inc.
www.micron.com

HYBRID SYSTEM SUPPORTS UP TO 64 ZONES

Napco’s Freedom F64 is a 64-zone talking custom alpha hybrid security system that supports four areas, between eight and 64 zones, and provides code-free, false alarm-free operation with zero exit/entry delays. F64’s easy-to-use, multifunction touchpad will take its cues from the consumer, activating with either an existing deadbolt or automatic garage door. Labor-saving features include the Touchpad’s built-in 25-foot pet PIR, adaptive occupancy sensor, UL burg/fire siren, wireless deadbolt receiver and four-zone expander on-board.
Napco Security Group
www.napcosecurity.com

FAULT-TOLERANT SERVERS PROVIDE 99.999 PERCENT UPTIME

NEC Express5800/ft series of servers provide an innovative hardware solution to achieve continuous availability for access control and all of your mission critical security management applications. Fully redundant, NEC’s fault-tolerant (FT) servers provide up to 99.999 percent uptime, hot-swap modular components, operational simplicity, and a low total cost of ownership.
NEC Corp. of America
www.necam.com

ACCESS CONTROL FOR LESS THAN 30 MINUTES PER DOOR

Incorporating the latest in secure wireless communication, Novation reduces total installation to less than 30 minutes per door – providing all features expected in a wired system, while reducing dealer installed cost by as much as 90 percent. Unique software folder concept and online help provide system operation by non-security personnel. Also available is the ability to interface and expand wired systems and time/manual control of functions.
Novation Wireless Security Systems
www.novwireless.com

ADVANCED CONTENT ANALYTICS CONTROLLED THROUGH PLATFORM

Automated detection and analysis of events, objects and movement patterns is enabled through a variety of advanced content analytics modules, controllable from within OnSSI’s NetDVMS IP video surveillance platform. These scalable modules, which require very low bandwidth and no extra hardware, can be easily integrated with external applications, physical devices and databases. Available modules include directional (wrong-way) movement, no-motion detection, mass crowd management and motion tracking and classification of moving objects.
On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc. (OnSSI)
www.onssi.com

MINIDOME HAS PROGRESSIVE SCAN CCD

Panasonic Security Systems continues to expand its successful i-Pro series and build on its established reputation as an industry leader for networked video surveillance solutions. The new i-Pro WV-NF284 color network minidome camera has MPEG-4/JPEG dual-stream output capable of 30 fps, a progressive scan CCD for superb color reproduction, PoE, a 3.6x variable focal lens that operates in 1.5 lux low light, a built-in microphone, and video motion detection.
Panasonic Security Systems
www.panasonic.com/i-pro

DVR INCLUDES UPDATED FEATURES SUCH AS FASTER RECORDING

The Pelco DX8100 DVR delivers superior video clarity, high-performance search capabilities and reliability, along with new features including additional storage, faster recording in 2CIF and 4CIF mode, scheduled video delete, multicasting capabilities and network time protocol (NTP) time-server compatibility. The DX8100 is interoperable with existing Pelco DX8000 units and features an optional 16-channel video input expansion box that makes it easy to add cameras as security needs grow.
Pelco
www.pelco.com

DVR FEATURES FUNCTIONALITY OF A STANDALONE UNIT

The Pelco DVR5100 ushers in a whole new era in digital video recording, combining powerful search and export, easy operation, and video performance previously reserved for extremely high-end systems. Now the power and performance of the DVR5100 can be utilized as part of a full Endura system. Endura users have full access over a DVR5100 without compromising the functionality of the DVR as a standalone unit.
Pelco
www.pelco.com

NOWHERE TO HIDE

The Esprit TI thermal imaging system provides the highest level of threat detection that a camera can deliver. The extremely powerful, high-performance FLIR thermal camera technology, packaged within the Pelco Esprit integrated camera positioning system, results in a “dream team” combination for video security applications. From intruders to unauthorized vehicles, it’s almost impossible to escape the eye of Esprit TI.
Pelco
www.pelco.com

CONNECT WITH CONVENIENCE

The Pelco UTP series active receivers incorporate Pelco’s unique adaptive technology, modifying video signal to compensate for long run lengths — up to 4,000 feet in full motion color/black and white — and eliminating the need for manual adjustments. Pelco UTP products can be used to connect cameras, DVRs, matrix switches and video multiplexers, as well as transport video signals from point to point in applications where coax could be installed.
Pelco
www.pelco.com

PERIMETER SECURITY MADE EASY TO INSTALL

The Modular Taut Wire (MTW) fencing system is a redesign of traditional taut wire perimeter security systems. Modular panels with vertical wires drop into place and configure themselves. MTW’s modular design, self-configuration, and ability to function in any weather fits the needs of today’s mobile military, most commercial customers, and even the schoolyard.  Simplified electronics make MTW easy to install, highly reliable, accurate to within 10 feet, and eliminates false alarms.
Perimetronics
www.perimetronics.com

‘UNDOCK’ FRAMES WITH THIS ACCESS CONTROL SOFTWARE

Access It! Universal is the latest access control software by RS2 Technologies. Access It! Universal combines the features of the company’s popular Ultra and Enterprise software into a single, universal software package. Users are able to select the feature sets they need, making it ideal for applications ranging from small systems to enterprise class operations. Access It! Universal has a number of unique new features, including the ability to “undock” frames into separate, re-sizeable windows that can be placed on separate monitors.
RS2 Technologies
www.rs2tech.com

ONE SYSTEM INTEGRATES AUDIO AND INTERCOM

ComPoint is a stand-alone intercom that integrates with any multi-room audio system. It offers point-to-point communication and paging from any system keypad. ComPoint also includes unique features such as a do not disturb mode for zone privacy, a listen mode for monitoring between zones and an optional door strike release (DSR) module for remote entry control. With ComPoint, users enjoy the convenience of intercom communications and the benefits of multi-room audio, all easily integrated together.
Russound
www.russound.com

STYLISH READER COMPATIBLE WITH MOST ACCESS SYSTEMS

Form and function combine in this e*Tag contactless smart card reader, ET8-RO-W-D, the “Decorator” reader. Designed to mount into a standard electrical box and use a Decora-style faceplate, this e*Tag reader is discreet and stylish and is available in white or ivory. This reader works with DES-encrypted cards and key tags from Secura Key. The industry-standard Wiegand output makes this reader compatible with most access control systems.
Secura Key

www.securakey.com

MONITORING WITH SITE-TO-SITE REDUNDANCY

SentryNet has developed true site-to-site redundancy and site roll-over capability that can be activated within moments. Once the determination is made that a “roll” is required, every phone line controlled by SentryNet can be moved to the alternate site within moments. With subscriber data being backed up real time between their two locations, when the traffic arrives the data is current. This capability ensures subscribers of their monitoring service the highest level of reliability.
SentryNet
www.sentrynet.com

INTELLIGENT VIDEO MADE FOR THE OUTDOORS

SightLogix introduces a completely integrated outdoor intelligent video solution. Designed to eliminate false alarms in challenging outdoor conditions, it is easy to install and operate. Key to its effectiveness is a powerful edge architecture that pre-integrates quality imaging, multi-DSP image processing and video analytics to provide real-time intruder GPS location right from the network’s edge. This secure IT system eliminates video-analytic servers, seamlessly integrates with existing NVRs, enables low-bandwidth wireless communications and solar-power operation.
SightLogix
www.sightlogix.com

ACCESS CONTROL IN A DOOR HANDLE

Electronic access control that fits entirely inside the door handle and looks beautiful at the same time; the SV1 cylindrical lock installs easily without wires, modifications to the door or frame, or degrading the décor. Wireless operation is accomplished with a standard transponder, biometric transponder, or keypad. The SV1C brings the control and convenience of timed operation, audit records and multi-level access control and can be configured and monitored individually or through a wireless network.
SimonsVoss Technologies
www.simons-voss.us

EVENT MANAGEMENT INTEGRATES BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

C*Cure 9000 event management system transcends traditional access control through convergence and systems interoperability. C*Cure 9000 provides greater situational awareness by integrating core access control functionality with a wide variety of business applications using standard IT tools and processes. Using a powerful platform that utilizes Microsoft .NET’s object-oriented managed code, C*Cure 9000 provides distributed computing capability, simplified development and superior memory management, all of which translate into a tremendous increase in productivity and effectiveness.
Software House
www.swhouse.com

CO DETECTOR DESIGNED FOR SYSTEM OPERATION

System Sensor’s CO1224 carbon monoxide (CO) detector is an industry first – a detector specifically designed for system operation. The 12/24-volt detector, which is built for use with security and fire panels, uses electrochemical sensing technology to accurately measure CO levels. CO1224 is UL 2075 compliant with SEMS terminals that facilitate wiring supervision and code required trouble relay. Failure of one detector in a zone won’t prevent the operation of other detectors on the circuit.
System Sensor
www.systemsensor.com

MOBILITY UNIT FEATURES ZERO-DEGREE TURNING RADIUS

The T3 Series personal mobility unit is targeted to the U.S. law enforcement and security sectors.  Like no other tool on the market today, the T3 Series provides performance, safety, and agility in the form of a three-wheeled, state-of-the-art upright vehicle. The T3 Series high-performance features include a zero-degree turning radius, top speeds of 25 m.p.h., an 8-in. raised platform, integrated LED lighting, and is powered by two rechargeable, field-swappable batteries for unlimited range.
T3 Motion Inc.
www.t3motion.com

KEEP A WATCH ON ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES

Most people experience increased heart rates when they engage in illegal activities, whether they are a victim or criminal. Third Eye Inc. has proprietary technology that allows employers to monitor employee heart rates with a special wristwatch. Third Eye’s wristwatch has a biosensor underneath the watch head. It is wireless, yet integrated into your closed-circuit video system and triggers your cameras to zoom in while alerting employers of potentially illegal and/or life threatening activities.
Third Eye Inc.
www.thirdeyesurveillance.com

FINGERPRINT TERMINAL FULL OF FEATURES

Union Community Co. Ltd., which has a full fingerprint product line-up, released a fingerprint terminal: VIRDI 4000. VIRDI 4000 is an all-in-one fingerprint terminal with various additional functions, which are not only for access control but also T&A, meal control, video door phone, etc. Features include auto sensing without pressing any buttons; built-in fake fingerprint detection; 1:N fast matching speed; warning alarm against forced opening of terminal; and real-time monitoring and log data management.
Union Community Co. Ltd.
www.unioncomm.co.kr

FINGERPRINT TERMINAL WITH FUTURISTIC DESIGN

Union Community Co. Ltd.’s VIRDI 430FP is a fingerprint doorlock – mortise type – with futuristic design, which has a built-in keypad and smart card function (optional). VIRDI 430FP is well fitted in both office use and home use. Features include fingerprint capacity of up to 30 users (up to 100 users extendable); waterproof certification IPX3; door knob built-in; strong resistance against ESD and electrical shock; firm exterior against vandalism and physical impact; and the ability to unlock the door by remote controller (optional).
Union Community Co. Ltd.
www.unioncomm.co.kr

WIRELESS INTRUSION SYSTEM REPORTS ALARMS

The first totally wireless intrusion alarm reporting and video verification system is available. Supervised two-way wireless integrated PIR/zero lux cameras, alarm points and keypads communicate via encrypted spread spectrum RF. The control/communicator/transceiver operates on batteries for up to four years and does not require AC power. It can even communicate wirelessly to the monitoring station via cellular GPRS. Competitively priced, the Videofied VIA-Pro creates a new paradigm for highly featured, rapidly deployed alarm systems with video capability.
RSIalarm Inc.
www.videofied.com

AUTO-DETECT OPERATIONAL FAILURES ON NETWORK CAMERAS

The plug-and-play iPulse PoE is a patent-pending compact add-on that automatically detects operational failures on network PoE (Power over Ethernet) cameras and restores them to a working state – eliminating the need for human intervention. Once the camera is operational, iPulse PoE returns to its “silent watchman” mode. iPulse PoE is self-powered through the Ethernet cable and can also monitor non-PoE cameras.
VideogeniX
www.videogenix.com

LINUX AND WINDOWS BASED SERVICE ALLOWS FOR REMOTE VIEWING AND RECORDING

VideoProtein delivers the future of video over IP today with a Linux- and Windows-based solution. An enterprise class hosted and site licensed service enables remote viewing and recording, distributed storage with full DVR functions, a single-user Java interface and XML integration with other security equipment, by using a secure hardware and software independent Web Services 2.0 platform that operates behind the firewall for one to thousands of cameras.
VideoProtein
www.videoprotein.com

CONTROL CENTER ELIMINATES HUMAN ERROR

Vigilant Technology’s powerful version of its NetView Control Centre slashes human error to virtually nil. Security system operators obtain mission-critical views and data instantly from the field; anywhere, anytime, all the time, with the intelligent NetView IT-enabled security and surveillance system. Personnel can track, view, map and identify potential threats, in real-time over multiple monitors from unlimited numbers of cameras. Immediately when an incident occurs, operators receive audio, visual, screen message or e-mail alarms.
Vigilant Technology
www.vigilanttechnology.com

VIDEO ANALYTICS SERVER TRACKS TARGET OBJECTS

CamSmartz 3.0 - PTZ AutoTracker Edition from Vigilant Video is a multi-channel (up to 8) video analytics server that provides full automation of PTZ cameras by tracking target objects on a single PTZ camera. Each pre-set position incorporates unique detection and classification rules to perform video content analysis. CamSmartz analytics engine accurately provides video information based on pre-defined zones and alarm rules. Supporting Pelco P&D protocols, CamSmartz 3.0 includes complete PTZ controls, an open API and an unprecedented ease of use.
Vigilant Video
www.vigilantvideo.com

AUTOMATICALY SEARCH LICENSE PLATE DATABASES

Car Detector (CDM) is key for the next generation patrol car. CDM supplies technology to enable this new vision of active license plate recognition (LPR) within moving patrol cars. CDM allows for LPR results that are automatically compared to a “hot” list associated with stolen autos or any other law enforcement license plate databases. CDM technology can be employed within a DSP-based system allowing for a smaller in-car-footprint than PC-based systems.
Vigilant Video
www.vigilantvideo.com

SOLUTIONS FOR THE FIRE INDUSTRY

Viking Electronic Services offers a complete hardware and software solution for the fire industry. If you’re in the business, Viking is the only solution you need: eLAN fire control panel, 127 panels, 100,000 addresses on a TC/IP based network; VoiceAlert hi-rise voice evacuation system; 5300 Series, 6- and 12- zone panels with UDACT; eSP Web-based software suite for system quoting, remote configuration, comprehensive reporting, and more. Ask us about our Quick Start dealer program.
Viking Electronic Services
www.vikingservnet.com

SPEAKERPHONE BOASTS BUILT-IN CCTV CAMERA

Viking’s E-50 series are compact (mounts in a single gang electrical box), vandal and weather-resistant hands-free speakerphones with a built-in CCTV color camera. Available in five finishes with an operating temperature range of –30 F to 150 F, the E-50 operates up to 150 feet on Cat 5 cable and can share a phone line with house or office telephones when used with a Viking controller. Pushing the call button rings all house/office phones. Any phone can then communicate with the entry phone.
Viking Electronics Inc.
www.vikingelectronics.com

VIDEO MOTION DETECTION SYSTEM SECURES PERIMETER

Vision Fire and Security has launched the Adpro Presidium, an easy-to-install video motion detection (VMD) system that is designed to deliver the maximum detection performance and minimum false alarm probability in the most demanding outdoor perimeter and area protection applications. The Adpro Presidium utilizes flexible lighting compensation, multiple scene models and practical object filters to give the highest likelihood of detecting intruders under a wide range of conditions.
Vision Fire and Security
www.vision-fs.com/adpro

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE USES POWERLINE-EMBEDDED IP TECHNOLOGY

The PL-VUE system provides a secure, professional-grade video surveillance solution utilizing Powerline-embedded IP technology. This easy-to-install, plug-and-play system transmits digital video over existing AC wiring, offering increased portability, scalability and signal protection. Supporting up to 16 cameras at 30 fps per camera, the network video monitoring, recording and management software will allow advanced search and retrieval, smart motion detection, multi-level access and remote viewing. Hybrid solutions can be created with PL-VUE’s ability to use both Powerline and Ethernet functionality.
VisualGate Systems Inc.
www.visualgatesystems.com

Sidebar: Why Should You Participate as an NPS Judge?

If you have been in the industry for even five years you have experienced the market’s growth and the challenge of finding the right products. That is why NPS has become even more invaluable — so much so that some of the industry’s most respected end-user organizations, consultants, installation companies, distributors and technology writers participate in NPS as a judge. They volunteer and often offer to continue as a judge, year after year.

“There are several reasons I participate as a New Product Showcase judge,” says Dini Jones, president of Security Products Company, a wholesale distributor. “It truly is a great way to get an overview of what’s really ‘new’ in the industry, regardless of how the product comes to market. For me, personally, NPS is a wonderful networking opportunity and a great way to listen to the viewpoints and opinions of some truly exceptional industry participants. It’s an opportunity to look at a product from several different views. Each judge brings their own experience and expertise to the table and we all share knowledge.”

Being an NPS judge allows Shelly Binder, vice president of Tech Systems Inc., a systems integrator, to “see the trends in technology firsthand. Not only do I see new products from the existing vendors, but I also see offerings from new manufacturers that I might not otherwise be aware of.”

If you are interested and qualified in becoming a NPS judge please contact Leigh A. McGuire at lmcguire@siaonline.org.