ADI, Melville, N.Y. plans to expand its access control product offering to include biometric IP-based products from Suprema Inc. This will give dealers in North America access to the full line of biometric fingerprint technologies to offer a complete, cost-effective, high-level access control system, ADI stated.
Napco Security Technologies introduced the new Napco Fusion™ total security solution, including some of the industry’s best-known brands: Napco Gemini, Continental CardAccess®, Alarm Lock Trilogy® and Marks USA.
It’s a $38 billion a year business. It’s a residential community of 2.3 million men, women and children, with a population gain of more than 500 percent over the past thirty years. There are bedrooms, dayrooms, exercise rooms, hospital facilities and even gardens.
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions Inc. (Stanley CSS), Naperville, Ill., launched a new line of cloud services and mobile applications. The new offerings include eVideo Cloud Storage, Web-based time and attendance; smart phone security alarm control, in-motion iris biometrics and dynamic enhancements to Stanley’s eServices eExecutive Dashboard and eServices Mobile Apps — all were unveiled at ASIS International 2011 in Orlando.
When it comes to perimeter security, clients’ needs vary widely — sometimes within the same project. There is definitely no single approach that works for all. However, certain trends do seem to be emerging. Biometric technology appears to be truly coming into its own as a single solution, in many cases without being attached to cards at all. Other solid approaches include video analytics, security fencing, and an upgraded layered approach to security that takes into account more systems processes than ever before.
Tired of all those silly laws? Weary of the tax-sapping and job-killing regulations? Critical of bureaucrats that make decisions but don’t know or care about your business? Listening too much to the cable and radio talking heads spinning out doom and gloom?
In an age in which tech-savvy consumers have come to expect smarter, better and more efficient technology and quick-to-market products, the security industry is sometimes at a disadvantage. The combination of the economic downturn and slower-than-expected adoption of new technologies recently has hampered R&D efforts as well as integrators’ and dealers’ ability to sell upgraded systems as end users cling to what they have and make do with last year’s (or in some cases, last decade’s) technology.