Anyone who owns or has consulted ASIS International’s Protection of Assets (POA) likely understands its role as a vital resource for security professionals. That’s why ASIS put tremendous effort into the latest edition, released in October. The new POA reference has been completely rewritten, and was edited and critiqued by hundreds of security subject matter experts.

POA is available as an online subscription, an eight-volume print set, as individual books, and on Kindle. Visit the ASIS Bookstore online for more information and to order.


The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) released the second edition of its Electronic Systems Technical Reference Manual, a comprehensive guide to residential electronic systems. To ensure this revision was accurate and current, CEDIA recruited more than 30 subject matter experts, and incorporated applicable standards, white papers, and recommended practices released since 2009 when the first edition was published. Each chapter addresses a specific area of industry and presents the information clearly and concisely.

The manual is available at and is priced at $99 for CEDIA members and $149 for non-members.


Hikvision’s ONVIF-conformant IP cameras now seamlessly integrate with Avigilon’s Control Center Software to provide customers with the freedom to choose the specific combination of products to fit their needs. Users now can remotely monitor and control most of the key features of their Hikvision IP cameras, such as PTZ and two-way audio. Advantages of the software include multi-megapixel and high dynamic imaging, HD recording and playback timeline and storage management.