As anyone who’s ever started or seriously contemplated starting their own business knows the going can be tough, particularly in the beginning. However, the roots of entrepreneurship run deep in Oliver Keeling’s family — his father teaches on the subject at Iowa State University, and several relatives own and operate their own businesses. U.S. Air Force and Army veteran Keeling said he was fortunate to have this strong support system when he left the large national security company where he’d grown comfortable in his role as a local technician and founded Astra Security LLC in July 2013.
Security convergence software specialist AlertEnterprise, Freemont, Calif., announced that it is partnering with fast growing integrator Convergint Technologies to resell its line of Logical-Physical Security Convergence Software.
ContinentalAccess released new CA3000 version 2.9 software, which provides access control functionality and seamless integration with alarms
July 15, 2014
This version provides additional support for sister division, Alarm Lock’s Trilogy Networx locks, in both cylindrical and mortise models, with the utilization of a door position contact and “request-to-exit” button feature.
“Gone are the days of the rubber number pad,” says Qolsys vice president after the company announces an over-the-air software update to activate a built-in panel camera within the company’s seven-inch touchscreen panel.
SV3 from Building Intelligence Inc. took the top honor among the Security Industry Association’s 2014 New Product Showcase.
May 20, 2014
SV3 — Secure Visitor, Vehicle, Vendor — is a cloud or enterprise software application that integrates with local access control, handheld devices, license plate and driver’s license readers. SV3 validates the identity of the three Vs for approval of their access onto a campus or into a building, parking structure or loading dock area.
New functionality and advances in central station scripting, phone systems, reporting and more supports innovative service offerings.
January 23, 2014
Central station automation software is becoming more sophisticated, often adding functionality similar to what has been pioneered in other industries. For example, scripting capability built into new central station software prompts operators to ask the right questions in much the same way that “wizard” functionality helps people use other types of software.