With a “green” design that produces more energy than it consumes, Ethernet-connected lighting, total building integration down to the towel dispensers, and a hoteling app that assigns workspaces on an as-needed basis, the Edge Building in Amsterdam is widely touted as “the smartest building in the world.”
From security to public safety to crowd management and beyond, video analytics are increasingly being used to reduce risk, enable efficiencies, reduce costs, ensure compliance and provide faster access to stored video.
Electronic locks have come a long way, offering significant energy savings and increased performance over their predecessors. In this Q&A, SDM talks to two industry experts about low powered locks and the benefit they can offer security integrators.
As technology continues to advance, security dealers are finding new opportunities in residential security. Five dealers told SDM about the tactics they use to make the most of these and other opportunities and offered their take on five key trends we see in this area.
Given today’s world of fast-paced, constantly changing, and disruptive technologies, there’s more to planning and implementing strategies for future success than traditional methods. Let’s look at what can be done to stack the odds of future success in your favor.
The new Sanford Medical Center facility includes state-of-the-art medical and communication technology to deliver efficient patient care. Another key part of the construction was the installation of advanced physical security to ensure the protection and safety of people and assets.
In football, good coaching becomes more important in the fourth quarter than it is at any other point in the game. As you bear down for your next fourth quarter, here are a few thoughts on how to maximize your fourth quarter revenue.
We’re sure we don’t have to tell you about the many choices end users now have when considering protecting their homes. We’re still in the early stages of our research, but the data seems to be indicating that giving potential customers more choices than a security package and a two- to six-year contract will actually help with increased conversions.
The question is, why is The Edge featured on our cover?
November 1, 2017
If only I lived in Amsterdam; I would definitely want to work at The Edge. It is certifiably the greenest building in the world with a 98.36 percent (BREEAM-NL) sustainability score. It also may be the most connected office space in the world.
Honeywell announced the results of its comprehensive portfolio review, including its intention to separately spin off its Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution business, as well as its Transportation Systems business, into two stand-alone, publicly-traded companies.
While there are no quick or easy fixes that will harden a physical security network, there are a few key best practices that can be implemented to strengthen the security of the network infrastructure.
PSA has expanded its Cybersecurity Solutions Providers through the inclusion of TechMIS, an end-to-end cybersecurity company. TechMIS has provided cyber services to U.S. Department of Defense clients and brings that expertise to commercial clients, PSA described in a press release.
ABCO Fire Protection, Cleveland, Ohio, has purchased all the assets of Trico Security Inc. in Broadview Heights, Ohio, a commercial security integrator in N.E. Ohio specializing in card access and IP video systems for national and international corporations.
Monitronics International Inc. (MONI Smart Security), ranked No. 4 on the SDM 100, has filed a lawsuit in the district court of Dallas against Nationwide Security Solutions Inc. and one of its owners, alleging breach of their contractual obligations to MONI, specifically including their non-competition agreements.
Loudoun County, Va., becomes the latest municipality to go live with Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), a technology that automates communication between alarm monitoring central stations and 911 centers, resulting in improved accuracy and speed of emergency response.
PSA announced the new roster of committee members as well as chair and vice chair appointments. Overall, there are 18 PSA integrator companies represented including three first-year owner companies, Preferred Technologies, SGI Matrix and Security Centres International Limited.
During the first half of 2017, Midstate Security Company employees raised more than $6,000 through 442 hours of volunteer work running concessions at various Van Andel Arena events. All the money raised through their efforts went directly to Family Promise of Grand Rapids to fight homelessness.
New research in an IHS Markit article explores the increasing number of security industry startups in the security industry, attributing this growth to the entrance of several multi-system operators such as Comcast, easy access to OEMs, increased interoperability, and easier access to funding.
Babel Street, an advanced multi-lingual search and data analytics company, has formalized a partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) during its participation at the Project Stadia Sports Security Senior Management Training Course that took place at Interpol Headquarters in Lyon, France, last week.
MONI Smart Security, ranked No. 4 on the SDM 100, will provide a professional monitoring service for Nest Secure. In addition, MONI will be the only major security company offering Nest Secure with professional monitoring.
Samsung, a provider of home automation, and ADT LLC, a home and business security provider and ranked No. 1 on the SDM 100, together announced a new professionally monitored, self-installed life safety solution powered by the SmartThings platform.
Hikvision Corporate recently announced a $1.49 billion investment plan to construct four new R&D centers and two new industrial bases to expand surveillance equipment manufacturing and general R&D in various Chinese cities.
Research Nester, a market analysis organization, released a report, “IT Managed Services Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2023,” which revealed that increasing demand for CCTV and video surveillance systems is expected to be the main driver in in the growth of the global electronic security market.
HID Global announced a new standards-based identity and access management (IAM) solution for government agencies to more easily comply with the mandate to improve physical access and digital identity security. At the heart of this IAM solution is the new HID Crescendo Temporary Access Card, which gives visitors a more secure credential to enter government buildings.
S2 Security announced S2 Cumulus. This new cloud-based service is a major step in connecting the S2 ecosystem, enabling administration and monitoring of S2 products as well as critical communication between people, devices and third-party systems.
Paxton announced the integration of its networked access control system, Net2, with Invixium’s biometric software, IXM WEB. The integration allows for real-time synchronization between the two applications, removing the need to enter user data in two places and dramatically reducing setup time.
PSA has announced the newest addition to the PSA Business Solution Providers: ERP Advisors Group. This partnership will provide PSA members and owners a resource to discover and implement the ideal enterprise resource planning management information system (ERP) for their company.
RS2 Technologies LLC announced the integration of its Access It! access control software with two product offerings: Invixium, a manufacturer of high quality biometric products; and Telaeris’ XPressEntry, a mobile authentication and mustering system.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of a successful partnership between Mercury Security, a global leader in the supply of OEM access control hardware and Open Options, a leader in open platform access control solutions.
Axis Communications introduced its new AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector. Radar technology is used for accurate and reliable area detection of moving objects in different light and weather conditions.
Digital Watchdog (DW) announced the release of the latest build of DW Spectrum IPVMS. New version 3.0 takes a quantum leap forward in design and operability, delivering the most advanced capabilities while making the user interface (UI) simpler to master than ever, the company described.
AMAG Technology’s latest release of SymmetryWEB v3 is a web client version of Symmetry Access Control software that allows users to operate Symmetry and perform key functions via a tablet or smartphone. SymmetryWEB eliminates the need to install software, and a built-in web server makes set-up easy while lowering operating costs.
AMAG Technology announced the release of the Symmetry M4000 Intelligent Controller. The new controller, the first available in a full range of controllers, is the next generation Symmetry panel to the Symmetry M2150 controller.
Genetec unveiled new additions to its Streamvault line of turnkey security infrastructure solutions. Streamvault physical security infrastructure appliances provide a turnkey experience for installations of all sizes.
Southwest Microwave expanded its high-reliability digital microwave sensor array with the INTREPID Model 336-33464, a standalone volumetric perimeter sensor for maximum-security sites such as nuclear power plants, government laboratories and military installations.
The IOM Access200 by Princeton Identity provides an access control platform for businesses leveraging the accuracy of biometric authentication to improve security, performance, and service while reducing risk and fraud.
Honeywell announced its new iOS app redesign for Honeywell Total Connect Remote Services. This release lets you provide your customers with the perfect solution to control their security, automation, video, GPS and more.
Raytec released its new range of VARIO2 IP hybrid illuminators that combine four key technologies into a single package. Each illuminator combines infrared, white-light, IP connectivity and PoE technology into a single networked package — designed to deliver the right light for any situation, at any time.
As the cover asserts, this year may be a tipping point for access control sales — with big data, cloud, cyber and more causing customers to rethink and retool their access control and identity management systems.
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