Digital Shuffle: May 2012
One of the primary goals of the the Security industry Association (SIA) is being a constructive resource for obtaining information on the security industry. SIA members expressed that they benefit greatly from information they get from other SIA members, the association stated. Through the Security Industry Blog, SIA members and leaders will have a forum in which to provide insight on trends and events that have an impact on the industry. The blog will also be a source of information on SIA’s current projects to influence decision makers at all levels of government on behalf of its members and the industry. Members can suggest topics as well as contribute blog entries by contacting SIA’s manager of communications, Rob Traister, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volutone, a distributor of security solutions, celebrated 110 years in business with the development of a new website based directly on the participation and feedback of its dealer and integrator customers. Custom designed widgets allow customers to see multiple category levels in one view, and special prices are shown whenever available through bulk discounts, instant rebates and open box availability. The new site also introduces new AV, networking, security and lighting available today with improved and attention-grabbing graphics.
This year at ISC West, a keypad touchscreen won the New Product Showcase award in the Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention Solutions category.The iBridge™ Keypad/Touchscreen Tablet from Napco Security Technologies Inc. is the first product in NAPCO’s iBridge® Remote Services Suite. The Keypad/Touchscreen is a slim full-color, internet-enabled tablet computer and uses 802.11 WiFi. iBridge controls Napco Security Systems, local & iSee Video™ video cameras and will shortly also control thermostats and lighting via Z-Wave™ devices. Wireless and portable, the IBR-TAB 7” TFT Color Tablet touchscreen also includes time, weather apps and selectable color-scheme palettes, as well as an easy, magnetic on/off combination wall-mount & power-docking station. A desktop stand is also available.
Honeywell Power Products released a new web app. The Power Supply Selector Web app helps installers and equipment wholesalers’ sales staff determine the appropriate power supply for fire alarm, video, intrusion and access control systems. The app can narrow down power supply options based on voltage and amperage requirements and provides product photos and descriptions, along with data sheet links and installation manuals for more than 200 power supplies.