Since 2006, The Monitoring Association (TMA) has been recognizing the top performers in monitoring with its TMA Monitoring Center Excellence Awards (previously called the Central Station Awards). The Excellence Awards, hosted by TMA and co-sponsored by SDM Magazine, recognize exceptional personnel and monitoring centers in the industry (both TMA members and non-members) that are certified by an approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Though many projects have been proven with pilots and real-case deployments, artificial intelligence (AI) in the security industry is in the relatively early stages and its role in video surveillance is as varied as the vertical markets that implement it.
Networks have transformed over the years from disparate, hardwired systems to integrated multi-layered systems with a combination of hardwired and wireless access points, and an amalgamation of devices all going back to the same place.
The 2018 World Cup required the involvement of a significant number of service providers and installers, complex integrations, and years of planning to provide physical security to the stadiums. Here’s a peek at a slice of that work.
The World Cup is one of the biggest international sporting events. Almost half of the world’s population tuned in to watch the month-long 2010 World Cup in South Africa, according to FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association).
SDM recently spoke with Richard Ginsburg, president and CEO of Central Security Group (CSG), Tulsa, Okla., a company that is ranked No. 9 on the SDM 100 Report for 2018. Ginsburg refers to CSG as the largest security company you hear from the least often, and that’s with good reason, SDM found. The company, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, is laser-focused on providing the best customer experience possible to end users, along with consistent and reliable performance.
This year’s Excellence Awards have a slightly different name as the newly branded TMA Monitoring Center Excellence Awards (formerly the CSAA Central Station Excellence Awards), but the awards — now in their 12th year —
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".