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.
Stanley Convergent Security Solutions Inc. (Stanley CSS), Naperville, Ill., has expanded its strategic partnership with Lenel Systems International Inc. in order to support the Picture Perfect and Facility Commander™ Wnx product lines. Lenel is a business of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. According to the company, Stanley CSS continues to deepen its already best-in-class security integrator presence in the industry, extending and strengthening its product delivery platform for its valued customers with this addition.
Pixim Inc., a provider of imaging chips for enterprise security cameras, announced the acquisition of Advasense Technologies Ltd., a developer of next generation CMOS image sensor technology located in Ra’anana, Israel.
The Security Industry Association (SIA), Alexandria, Va., will host the Airport Security Keynote Lunch at the Government Summit at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Scott Broyles, president and chief executive officer, Safe Skies Alliance, will discuss ways manufacturers and integrators can participate in the Aviation Security System Integrated Support Testing (ASSIST) program.
Diebold Inc. earned the coveted Central Station of the Year Award in CSAA’s Excellence Awards competition, it was announced yesterday during the awards presentation held at ESX in Charlotte, N.C. Diebold operates monitoring centers located in Uniontown, Ohio and Honolulu, Hawaii.