November 2013 Digital Shuffle
The latest security apps and websites
Google has yet to announce a definitive release date for its new “Glass.” A limited number of pairs exist in the world now, primarily in the hands of app developers and technology writers. One such lucky developer is one of IQinVision’s engineers, who was granted a pair through participation in Google’s Explorer program. According to IQinVision, that makes it the first security company to develop apps for this new product. Among the apps currently in development, IQinVision created a focus tool that will help installers focus and optimize IQeye cameras — hands free. Another is designed to be used by security officers to relay information in case of break-ins and confrontations, easily perform “tours” and receive pop-up alerts with associated video during an alarm event.
Exacq Technologies Inc. released Exacq Mobile version 3. The free Exacq Mobile app allows users to view live and recorded video from exacqVision servers on most smartphones and tablets with Android, Apple iOS and Windows Phone 8 operating systems. The new version offers improvements such as support for Windows Phone 8 devices, simplified camera selection and soft-trigger steps on one-server systems and significantly improved video streaming performance. A video demo is available on Exacq’s You Tube channel at www.youtube.com/user/exacq.
Vitek released two apps. The Envi IP Camera app allows users to view HD IP camera video from an iPhone or iPad. Features include zooming in and out using pinch-zoom gesture control, take advantage of a customizable eMap interface on the iPad and to archive screen snapshots directly to the device. The second app, the On Cue Series HD DVR Viewer for Apple iOS and Google Android delivers both live and recorded video in 2 MegaPixel (1080p) quality, from anywhere with a Wi-Fi or 3G connection, with exceptional ease of use.
Leviton announced the migration of the company’s Security & Automation website to www.Leviton.com from Homeauto.com. Product information, news and resources for Leviton Security & Automation, formerly Home Automation Inc., can now be found on one site providing visitors with a central source for wide-ranging automation controls and security offerings for residential and light commercial applications. Leviton Security & Automation solutions are now shipping from Leviton’s centralized warehouse facility and are available through Authorized Leviton Security & Automation distributors. Select products are also available through the Leviton e-store at store.leviton.com.