A key message from PSA Security Network, Westminster, Colo., at 2014 PSA-TEC, held May 5-9 at the Westin resort hotel in Westminster, was the growth and opportunity provided by its new National Deployment Program.
Throughout the event a comedic mind-reader, Eric Dittelman, provided an element of lighthearted fun. Dittelman appeared on season 7 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2012 where he advanced to the semi-finals.
In this year’s market, growth is coming from newer technologies including emergency communications systems (ECS) and mass notification systems (MNS), carbon monoxide (CO) products and legislation, Internet protocol (IP) and wireless options.
Someone once suggested that to get an invitation to a party you really wanted to attend you should offer to contribute something to the party. If the video market’s predicted strong year in 2014 is the kind of “party” access control is hoping to attend, then the market has tapped into that principle, contributing a strong argument for security systems that integrate both video and access control.
When United Technologies Corp. (UTC), Hartford, Conn., (parent company of Casi-Rusco) announced that it would “end-of-life” its Secure Perfect and Picture Perfect solutions, it sent integrators — and other manufacturers such as AMAG Technology (AMAG), Torrance, Calif. — searching for a solution to provide to end users.
In 2013, LILIN, Arcadia, Calif., announced an integration with Control4®, Salt Lake City, Utah, a provider of personalized automation and control solutions, which meant home automation system users could benefit from direct control of LILIN IP products from the same software platform that controls other appliances in their home or business.
In 1929, Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy proposed the theory that the modern world was “shrinking” due to ever-increasing connectedness of human beings. He believed that any two individuals could be connected through at most five acquaintances, which is the original version of six degrees of separation.
In our August issue, we present "State of the Market: Smart Home". Check out the winners of "The 14th Annual Monitoring Center Excellence Awards" and "3 Recommendations for Making the Most of Today’s Intercoms". Also, check out the "5 Critical Factors for Video Power & Transmission Success".