On Oct. 9 Axis Communications held a grand reopening of its Axis Experience Center (AEC) in Chicago, which was expanded and revamped to focus on solutions that go beyond just network video to also include network access control and network audio systems, and how they all integrate with products from Axis’ technology partners. Highlights of the AEC are the new Solutions Lab where visitors can get hands on with technologies from Axis and its partners and the new Security Operations Center that emulates the platform used by the city of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management, which monitors more than 30,000 cameras.
View the champagne toast and ceremonial ribbon cut here.
Posted: October 15, 2019
At Connect 2018, held November 15-17 in Marco Island, Fla., awards were presented to a variety of security dealer companies and individuals both during the general sessions and at the Honors Banquet, held on the last night. The following is a recap in pictures of the awards:
Anixter, a global security distributor, recently hosted a Media Day at its headquarters in Glenview, Ill. Focusing on who Anixter is, especially since the recent acquisition of Tri-Ed, and what they do, Media Day gave visitors a clear picture of the company and its capabilities in general. Visit the blog.
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Security journalists from around the world, including SDM’s Editor, Laura Stepanek, were guests of Hikvision at its world headquarters in Hangzhou, China, in October 2015. The tour included a visit of the company’s headquarters and factory, as well as the 2015 China Public Security Expo, and many cultural and historic sites throughout the country.
Axis Communications, headquartered in Chelmsford, Mass., hosted a grand opening/ribbon-cutting party at their brand new Irvine, Calif. location on Tuesday, September 29. This location is part of an ongoing effort to offer “Axis Experience Centers” (AEC) in strategic locations throughout North America. These showplace facilities feature technology centers for a variety of verticals, allowing potential partners and customers to see the solution in action. Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, North America, Bill Wentlandt, business area manager for the U.S., West, and Martin Gren, Axis co-founder and director of the board, led media, partners and customers on a tour around the facility. SDM was there for the media tour and after party. Here are some photo highlights from the evening.
AiN (Authorized Integrators Network) Group, now in its 13th year, held its first stand-alone conference in late January at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla. AiN is the managing partner of GE Home and Security Technologies (GEHT), a network of about 200 dealers who are authorized to sell and install GE-branded security systems from Interlogix, as well as sound systems, lighting, home automation, central vacuum, and other technologies from approximately 30 approved vendors.
John Potthast was the first, and for some time the only, employee of SCI Alarm, South Bend, Ind. He recently retired as the company’s vice president of operations, but not before leaving a big history lesson behind for the company’s next generation of security experts. This photo gallery shows 37 devices commonly used in the 1960s, 70s and 80s that now comprise SCI Alarm’s new “museum” collection, curated by Potthast. The devices were collected by the company throughout its 32 years in operation as its customers upgraded old systems.