Small business owners face many challenges, but few can change an entrepreneur’s fortunes as swiftly as a break-in or theft due to inadequate security. Julie Kline, owner of Alma’s Café in Allenton, Wis., recently learned the true value of security after her new 2GIG system helped thwart a break-in with an audible alarm and instant notification.
During the Presidential Alert system test on October 3, 2018, the emergency monitoring industry saw an unprecedented influx of inbound signals from both security and PERS device users. The loud tone produced by devices that received the alert coincidentally matched the frequencies monitored by some security glass-break sensors, causing the sensors to trigger alarms that were reported to monitoring centers nationwide.
Since 1964, Bergen Protective Systems has been serving residents and businesses across New Jersey. Opening its doors in the small town of Leonia, Joseph Cioffi, Jr. moved his company in 1977 to Englewood Cliffs, just across the Hudson River from New York City. His sons, Joe and John, both grew up learning the business, and today, the family continues to meet customers’ needs, using DMP security systems exclusively. Until their recent project at a 28-building gated residential community, John Cioffi says, “It’s not very often that a customer uses the word ‘cool’ to describe their security system. But Virtual Keypad adds that ‘wow factor.’”
Genetec’s Citigraf, its new decision support system for comprehensive response coordination, is designed to help reduce response time to crimes and provide insights and analytics on how crime moves across a city.
ADT announced the nationwide availability of ADT Canopy, a month-to-month contract service with 24/7 professional security monitoring via LG Smart Security. ADT Canopy will also extend their intrusion detection and panic response service offerings through new partnerships with leading smart home and consumer electronics brands, including Samsung, NETGEAR and Glympse.
Sonitrol, a unit of Stanley Black & Decker’s Security division with headquarters in Indianapolis, reported it reached a new milestone by assisting with 175,000 documented criminal apprehensions since 1977, when the company first began recording apprehension statistics.
Xtralis released three new products: ADPRO FastTrace 2X, a hybrid multi-service security platform capable of rapid and easy deployment of new services; Intrusion Trace, a downloadable intrusion detection analytic for the FastTrace 2/2X; and IntrusionTrace PLUS, a security bundle that utilizes Xtralis intelligent PIR detectors in conjunction with IntrusitonTrace to maximize detection rates while reducing false alarms.