Integrators have more options for wireless video surveillance than ever before. However, there are choices to be made, including licensed and unlicensed solutions, transmission distance, number of cameras supported, and more.
Despite the wide range of options for wirelessly connecting video surveillance cameras, video professionals agree on one thing. Where it is feasible to use a wired solution, integrators should choose that option, they say. As John Estrada, CEO of Cernium, explains, “If you already have wiring, you should use it; it’s more reliable.” Cernium is a Reston, Va.-based video camera manufacturer that does business as CheckVideo and offers both wired and wireless products.
The Upgrade Incentive Program rewards dealers with up to $25 when they replace any manufacturer’s (including Telguard’s) installed 2G cellular alarm communicator with one of Telguard’s solutions for 3G/4G networks.
VingCard Elsafe, a global company that specializes in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, announced an integrated product solution with Lutron Electronics, designer and manufacturer of light and shade control solutions for commercial and residential applications.
Honeywell, Northford, Conn., announced its IP (Internet Protocol) and cellular fire alarm communicator has been found to be compliant with Government Services Administration (GS) security policies following an extensive evaluation by its Public Building Service (PBS) IT Security Team.
AirPatrol Corp. (www.airpatrolcorp.com), Columbia, Md., recently unveiled ZoneDefense, a new mobile monitoring and policy enforcement technology that lets enterprises support the use of consumer and mobile devices on premises while also ensuring that end users are adhering to company security policies.
When an environmental health and safety company in Carlsbad, Calif., changed locations to a new, large commercial building, it redesigned the top floor of the two-story, 75,000 square foot building it was relocating to with high-performance structured cabling system from ICC, La Mirada, Calif.
Alarm Detection Systems of Aurora, Ill. will be retiring its last Wells Fargo CMP Polling Computer — a technology that Bob Bonifas, president and chief executive officer of ADS, believes is the last such working device in the country.
No longer just a solution for remote accounts, cellular now is the preferred alarm communications method for many alarm dealers. Here’s what dealers need to know about their cellular choices — and what’s new with the technology.
How people communicate with one another has undergone enormous changes in the last few years — and as a result, the home phone line that for decades was a cornerstone of customers’ alarm systems has begun to seem like an endangered species. According to the Federal Communications Commission, about two-thirds of U.S. homes now have a broadband connection such as DSL or a cable modem. And increasing numbers of Americans are also using that connection to support voice service using VOIP. Combine this with the near-ubiquity of cell phones and we now have a situation where many households have no traditional telephone.