An entrepreneurial spirit driven by a desire to service a diverse customer base; a new president/CEO who comes at a time when the company needed to restructure; and a corporate culture that blends personal responsibility with a plan to set employees up to succeed are just a few of the features of this year’s Systems Integrator of the Year.
The use of smoke and CO detectors in customer installations is driven, in large part, by fire protection and life safety codes, which also drive the specifications for the detectors that manufacturers build.
Historically, storage has been a challenge for video system designers and installers, with requirements rising along with camera resolutions. The addition of big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), integrated systems and IT applications to the mix have multiplied storage needs exponentially.
Sonitrol launched a redesigned end-user site. In addition to the revamped look, the verified security company highlights record number of apprehensions — more than 178,800 and counting since 1977 — and a Gives Back program that highlights the company’s charitable police and school efforts throughout the country.
Monitronics (MONI), ranked No. 3 on the SDM 100, is rebranding and trying to execute a turnaround. LVI has produced an e-book that examines MONI’s experiences in an attempt to help businesses learn from all of MONI’s experiences — both the good and the bad.
Midwest Alarm Services’ new website has responsive design that allows visitors to easily navigate the site and learn about Midwest Alarm Services’ integrated life safety solutions, including fire alarm design and engineering, inspections, fire extinguishers, alarm monitoring, wireless clocks, security systems, nurse call systems, area-of-refuge and mass notifications.
About five months ago I was taking out the trash to the alley cans behind the bunker in Bucktown when I spied a telephone company truck with a big roll of cable mounted on the back. I walked over and took a quick glance at the cable, which indicated that the cable was 144-count singlemode fiber optics.
Some folks may not know it but I started my own integration business, The Automation Link Inc. (TALI), in 1989 and put on the side of my van, “The Leader in Home Automation.” I was 20 years ahead of my time.
Legrand’s first fire-rated speaker enclosure, the Nuvo NV-BRKIC-BC, meets ASTM E119 requirements and integrates flawlessly with Nuvo speakers and rough-in brackets to improve speaker performance regardless of where it is installed.
Nortek Security & Control’s two new intelligent and interactive ELAN touch panels leverage face recognition and voice control to deliver more personalization options than ever for controlling the connected smart home.
Nexkey’s smart access platform turns smartphones into digital keys. The platform of hard and software components is compatible with any type of door and can withstand high traffic over long periods of time.
Genetec’s new File Request feature for its Genetec Clearance digital evidence management system is designed to make it easy for the general public and private businesses to contribute to crime-solving efforts by sharing relevant video and photos from their cell phones and surveillance systems with law enforcement agencies.
TRENDnet’s first H.265 HD PoE+ NVRs with support for 4K UHD camera channels allow users to easily centralize comprehensive video controls to view, manage, and store surveillance footage with TRENDnet’s eight-channel H.265 1080p HD PoE+ NVR, model TV-NVR408, or the 16-channel H.265 1080p HD PoE+ NVR, model TV-NVR416.
The new LiftMaster WLED DC battery backup LED Wi-Fi residential garage door opener includes a corner-to-corner lighting system that helps evenly distribute light to fill the entire garage with 3,100 lumens of daylight-like lighting.
The highlights of Dahua Technology’s offerings at the recent Global Security Exchange (GSX) show included thermal imaging, the patented Enhanced Power over Ethernet (ePoE), ePoE cameras with new Night Color Technology, and intelligent solutions for key verticals.
Johnson Controls added two new camera models to the Illustra Pro line, with the Pro Compact mini-domes in 2MP and 3MP resolution, ideal for applications such as retail stores, healthcare facilities and banks where low profile and aesthetics are important.
Honeywell has expanded its line of Performance Series video products with upgraded HQA (high quality analog) and IP cameras — including the line’s first IP PTZ camera — and embedded NVRs. The enhanced products further expand Honeywell’s integrated turnkey video solution, which ensures more efficient, effective safety and security, reduces total cost of ownership, and reduces compliance and liability costs, the company reported.
Guardian Protection Services (ranked No. 5 on the 2018 SDM 100) marked its 11th year of participation in a Pittsburgh-area community event by donating a monitored smart security system to a family in need.
DMP International has initiated a new structure to enhance our ability to service the global electronic security market. As a major part of this strategy, Joe Hurst, previously senior vice president of DMP, will move to the new role of president for DMP International.
Madrid, Spain-based Prosegur announced today that it acquired Viewpoint, a Lowell, Mass.-based remote video monitoring company specializing in intelligent, video-voice security solutions and technology-centric security solutions.
Vanderbilt and Genetec Inc. announced an integration partnership. This strategic relationship is developed through the integration of Vanderbilt SPC intrusion panels with Genetec Security Center. This certified integration will benefit end users with centralized monitoring, control, and reporting of information and events from the Vanderbilt SPC intrusion system inside Genetec Security Center.
Offered at retail competitive pricing for both Alula video cameras and the Alula video cloud, security dealers and installers now have the ultimate flexibility to add video to their business model. Whether giving away the cameras and offering a video subscription, or rolling the subscription cost of video into their existing security monitoring while charging a per camera fee, the professional dealer can create a system that best fits their customers. The line-up features:
Genetec announced that its unified platform, Security Center, has been integrated with Secure Store, a profit protection and exception reporting solution developed by Appriss Retail. With this integration, retailers can now immediately disprove or validate suspicious transactions by accessing the security video evidence associated with suspected fraudulent activity.
Yale Locks & Hardware announced that smart locks from its Assure Lock line can now be connected to Comcast’s Xfinity Home service, its home security and home automation solution, when purchased with a Yale Zigbee Network Module.
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".