The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA), a global consortium of physical security providers headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and focused on promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled devices, has elected Larry Lien of Proximex of San Jose. Calif., as its new chairman and Marine Drive of Honeywell Security Group of Melville, N.Y., as vice chairman.
A while back, Nate Rice faced the big decision: how and how fast to move to IP-based security video while maintaining and not diminishing his investment in analog cameras and legacy digital video recorders (DVRs). It was not, however, ever a question of continuing to grow and scale up the analog infrastructure.
Stanley Black & Decker Inc., New Britain, Conn., and Niscayah, Stockholm, Sweden, a global provider and integrator of security solutions, both announced today that Stanley has made an offer to acquire the Swedish company.
SDM announced the recipients of its fourth annual Channel Partner Awards during ESX in Charlotte, N.C. on June 9. These awards are presented to manufacturers in the security industry based on nominations and votes received from SDM magazine subscribers via a two-part online survey process conducted by Clear Seas Research. The awards recognize the superior support these companies provide to the dealer and integrator channel.
LRG Inc., an independent factory rep organizations servicing the electronic security industry, is celebrating its tenth anniversary in style with $10,000.00 in rewards giveaways. Cash prize drawings are being held every month from January through August 2011 and reward both a distributor salesperson and a dealer with $500 each simply for selling or purchasing any product from sponsor manufacturers Altronix, Denon, EverFocus, Gentex, Remee Wire, Tane, and Winland. Complete contest rules are posted at www.lanrepgroup.com.
How to stay at the top of your game? Stay attuned to change, specifically to game changer technology platforms, including the ones discussed in this article, that are poised to take security from ‘what it is’ to ‘what it will be.’ Almost everyone has heard a version of Isaac Asimov’s famous quote, “The only constant is change,” which is a translated version of a quote by Heraclitus, a 500 B.C. Greek philosopher.
We only install IP,” keynote Domenic Flores, senior project manager for Royal Caribbean Cruise LTD, Miami, bluntly said while discussing the cruise lines’ security philosophy at the Axis A&E Technology Summit 2011. Flores’ presentation illustrated one simple message from Axis Communications Inc., Chelmsford, Mass., and its technology partners during the summit — IP adoption continues to move full steam ahead with stronger business value and a rapidly falling price tag that matches the added features and functionality IP-based systems offer.
Retailers lost more than $37 billion to theft last year, according to an annual survey recently conducted by the University of Florida with a funding grant from ADT Commercial, a security systems integrator. The National Retail Security Survey (NRSS) preliminary results show an increase in theft by nearly $4 billion, from $33.5 billion in 2009 to $37.1 billion in 2010.