A new organization is bringing security manufacturers, central stations and dealers together with law enforcement officials and insurance companies to reduce property losses resulting from burglaries and increase arrests that get criminals off the streets.
Alarm Capital Alliance (ACA), a nationwide security company ranked No. 11 in the SDM 100, partnered with Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), a global investment firm with $3.7 billion in capital under management.
ONVIF hosted its fitfth interoperability Demonstration on Thursday, March 29, during ISC West in Las Vegas. Attendees had an opportunity to network, see the newest of ONVIF’s 1,600 conformant network video products at work, and hear about the organization’s plans to future-proof the security industry.
First Alarm, Aptos, Calif., ranked No. 31 on the 2011 SDM 100, a jump from spot no. 36 in 2010. The super regional Bay area dealer worked hard at making strategic acquisitions and reevaluating its attrition programs to minimize the impact of the recession.
Walking through the aisles at the International Security Conference (ISC) West this year, attendees will notice some surprising new additions, starting with a new 20,000 square foot Convergence Pavillion hosted by Ingram Micro and its North America Physical Security Business Unit. As the physical security marketplace broadens to include more and more IT functions, convergence is top of mind for many in the industry and Ingram Micro and ISC West have partnered to lead this crusade in Las Vegas next week.
At BCD Video, Northbrook, Ill., Jeff Burgess, president, and Tom Larson, director of global accounts, represent the business model that makes this company unique: the successful blend of IP and IT. A core competency in both of these areas allows the company to work with systems integrators in building storage solutions for their projects.
Two U.S. cities announced new non-response policies for unverified alarms in 2011. The Detroit Police Department enacted its policy in August and the San Jose, Calif. PD, followed by announcing a very similar plan a few days before Christmas. As law enforcement budgets are cut across the country and many look to reduce false alarm dispatches to boost efficiency, California and Michigan alarm companies are not the only ones watching these policies.
As the cover asserts, security systems integration work is in demand from all corners of the market, giving 2020 Top Systems Integrators boundless opportunities in traditional systems as well as on fast-growing hosted/managed security solutions.
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