BrivoWe are in Las Vegas and with a level of excitement to match this happening town, Brivo just made a major announcement about its entry into the IP video surveillance market with a major new addition to its award-winning SaaS access control solution â€” an integrated, online video recorder (OVR) that streams IP video from customer locations to a secure Web hosting facility. OVR WebService™ was launched at ISC West, and is entered into the SIA New Product Showcase.
Brivo built the video hosting platform in response to what it sees as a large, under-served market for Video-as-a-Service, particularly among small businesses and geographically distributed enterprises with widely dispersed assets. “OVR WebService is the first and only fully integrated, online access control plus video service,” said Steven Van Till, Brivo president and CEO. “It adds built-in, hosted IP video functionality to Brivo’s award-winning ACS WebService™ hosted access control at a fraction of the cost of a dedicated DVR.”
Developed in partnership with Axis Communications, the new video service requires only an Axis network camera to be located at the customer site. From Brivo’s ACS WebService application, customers can then remotely view live and event-tagged video using a standard Web browser. “We are excited about the relationship with Brivo and providing an integrated, hosted SaaS model based on the Axis Video Hosting System,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager of Axis Communications Inc. “The ease of installation as well as Brivo’s hosting will make network camera surveillance systems very cost efficient for smaller enterprises and provide a great recurring revenue opportunity for dealers and central stations.”
Matching Brivo’s own network architecture with the Axis Video Hosting System capabilities, the OVR service streamlines the installation and management of integrated video surveillance capability. Cameras “phone home” with no on-site network provisioning necessary, thereby reducing the labor and skill requirements for installation. This approach also makes video accessible anywhere on the Internet without making changes to local firewall policies.
Brivo’s second partner in the product launch, Dell Inc., worked as part of the infrastructure design team for this ambitious project. Dell provided the server and storage engineering skills required to meet Brivo’s performance requirements, and brought in their own technology partners as needed.
The OVR service allows customers to add cameras at a very reasonable price. While OVR supports up to four cameras per typical broadband connection, it can support thousands of cameras at hundreds of sites across an enterprise, regardless of their location. The new service is available on a subscription basis through authorized Brivo dealers.
Arecont VisionArecont Vision announced today a significant price reduction on its megapixel H.264 MegaVideo® cameras as well as a formal restructuring of its market pricing. The announcement was issued by Arecont Vision’s executive vice president, Scott Schafer, to maintain and support customer expectations for the high value of Arecont Vision’s innovative megapixel technology and products.
Arecont Vision’s product development team has achieved a significant cost reduction for the company’s entire line of H.264 MegaVideo® cameras by employing new advanced chipsets on its core platform. Advances in design and manufacturability of the product line have lowered the overall cost which is being passed on to its customers. This has allowed Arecont Vision to reposition its H.264 line of cameras in the marketplace, further closing the price gap with MJPEG cameras. All 1.3, 2, 3 and 5 megapixel color and day/night H.264 MegaVideo® cameras are available at Arecont Vision’s newly reduced price points.
“Arecont Vision is committed to doing whatever it takes to help new and existing clients succeed,” said Schafer. “We are committed to expanding the utility of our H.264 megapixel camera solutions. Reducing the cost of our H.264 technology is only one of the many ways we are continuing to explore solutions that offer options for installations with varying budgetary needs. I’m confident that in conjunction with our customers, integrators, and dealers we will find new and innovative megapixel solutions that go beyond traditional security applications.”
In addition to significant price reductions, Arecont Vision is restructuring their go-to-market pricing platform even further based on an MSRP price list with associated discounts depending upon clients’ buying level. This will standardize Arecont Vision’s pricing at all levels and result in across-the-board reductions for many customers.
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MonitronicsAlarm-monitoring leader Monitronics and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Mixed Martial Arts Champion Chuck Liddell are set to welcome security dealers on April 1 to ISC West. Dealers interested in expanding their business are invited to drop by Booth 16077 to learn more about Monitronics, recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2008 North American Alarm Monitoring Service Provider of the Year Award, and “The Dealer Support Program that Gives You More.” Monitronics executives will be on hand to describe the services and dealer-support programs that make it easy for companies to build market share, taking business to the next level. Liddell will also be available, taking pictures and signing autographs alongside Shana Prevette, Miss Hawaiian Tropic USA 2008, and Hawaiian Tropic’s Charity Hodges, who will be collecting entries for an end-of-conference drawing for an all-expense-paid tropical get-a-way.
Pixim IncPixim Inc., a provider of image sensors and processors for enterprise security cameras, will be joined by 50 of its more than 120 Pixim® Partners at ISC West, showcasing Pixim’s Digital Pixel System® technology. Every 30 minutes throughout the show, Pixim will give away a Pixim-powered security camera at its ISC West booth, #3109 Cameras awarded to attendees who register at the Pixim booth will be from Clinton Electronics Corp., deView Electronics, Digital Watchdog, GSP America, Infinova, Jeico Security Inc., March Networks and Vitek Industrial Video Products. In addition, everyone who registers will be eligible to win a grand prize from OpenEye: a 16-channel embedded DVR system with four Pixim-powered dome cameras.
“In both the number of Pixim Partners exhibiting and in our exciting camera give-aways, Pixim will make a big statement at ISC West about the strength and popularity not only of our unique Digital Pixel System technology, but also of our highly successful partner program,” said John Monti, vice president of marketing and business development, Pixim. “The Digital Pixel System technology brand logo has become a clear signal to system integrators, dealers, distributors and end users that the security camera they specify or purchase meets the highest standards of image quality.” Pixim’s Digital Pixel System technology enables video security cameras to achieve the highest levels of performance, delivering unparalleled image quality, natural color and lower compression rates across all lighting conditions, the company said. Pixim chipsets are incorporated into hundreds of thousands of security cameras installed around the world.
Bosch Security Systems IncBosch Security Systems Inc. plans to create the ultimate Bosch experience at ISC West at booth 18011. ISC West attendees can participate in a number of activities: challenging Bosch’s undefeated Intelligent Video Analysis technology, partaking in interactive product demos, and attending educational presentations on the latest security technologies. At Bosch’s main event, IVA vs. You, attendees can attempt to reach the booth’s football field end zone without being detected by the video content analysis technology monitoring the scene. Bosch cameras featuring embedded Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) will issue an alarm to the person monitoring the area when a challenger is detected on the field – keeping the end zone secure. This event gives attendees the opportunity to understand behaviors the advanced technology can identify.
Multiple interactive stations throughout the booth will showcase devices for improving facility security. At the Bosch Conversion Center, the company will demonstrate how to maximize security investments by converting from traditional analog technology to the latest in IP connectivity. Bosch’s “dark room” will reveal how cameras can overcome night-time conditions to deliver crisp, clear images for reliable 24/7 surveillance. Other locations will explain how license plate capture and recognition help to create a reliable vehicle access control solution, as well as how tough cameras can withstand severe temperatures, dust, water, and hazardous environments.
During daily educational sessions, Bosch experts will also provide technology overviews on using Intelligent Video Analysis to aid in forensic search, choosing between direct-to-iSCSI recording technology and network video recorders, and how infrared illumination ensures optimized performance of IP video systems. Additional session topics will focus on the advantages of license plate capture cameras over megapixel cameras, the integration of video with access control for enhanced security, and the benefits of sensor data fusion to intrusion detection.
To become immersed in the ultimate Bosch experience at ISC West, register for the conference and exposition at http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/AboutUs/TradeShows/.
Digital Monitoring Products (DMP)Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) invites security professionals attending ISC West to see the newest advancements in alarm panel hardware and software. New products being shown further expand DMP’s leadership position in panel-to-central station communication, enabling dealers to offer customers more security options, the company said. These communication options also provide dealers with new opportunities for additional revenue from cellular service and monitoring services. DMP technology available for hands-on demonstration at ISC West includes:
• Entré™ Access Control and Alarm Management Software
• The newest version of the XT Series™ Burglary/Fire/Door Access Panel
• The latest version of the XR500 Command Processor Panel™
• New cellular communication options
“Visitors to our booth at ISC West will see how DMP products provide higher levels of security, combined with remarkable ease of operation,” said vice president of sales, Jeff McAleer. “We provide dealers with opportunities to increase both their system sales and on-going revenue. Take a look at the technology in the DMP booth, and you’ll see how we’ve provided opportunities for both.”
Videx Inc.Videx Inc. will be hosting a free drawing at ISC West. A complete CyberLock Access Control System will be given away to the lucky winner. The drawing will be held on the final day of the show in Booth 14137. CyberLock is a great value to any organization that is searching for a powerful, yet affordable access control system, the company said. Be sure to stop by the Videx booth to learn more about CyberLock and enter to win.
This year ISC West lucky show attendees will have several chances to win $150 Visa® cash cards courtesy of Altronix by registering NOW to participate in a special promotion. To enroll, simply send a text message from your cell phone with the word “POWER” to 30364. Five times during the course of the show, you’ll receive a Power Number via text message that is your drawing entry – along with instructions to visit the Altronix booth 19077 to see if you’re a winner.
By enrolling, you’ll also be able to take advantage of great show specials on new Altronix products. The company also will send you a free ring tone the first day of the show of “I've Got The Power.”
Altronix is a designer and manufacturer of quality low-voltage electronics for security, fire, CCTV, access control, nurse call, and automation markets. More information about the promotion is available at www.altronix.com/mobile.
Cypress Computer Systems Inc.
The result of this effort is a comprehensive family of mobile and fixed wireless readers for ID verification and physical access.