While many security dealers on the SDM 100 Report describe 2018 as an “average” year, the numbers show 5 percent growth in RMR and some peculiar market forces at work that may be shifting generalist dealers to become specialists.
Business customers’ security systems, particularly video systems, increasingly rely on networked connectivity. One sometimes overlooked benefit of networked systems is that the network can be used to essentially monitor itself and to report problems to the security dealer/integrator.
A city in Wyoming refused to issue a certificate of occupancy to a hotel because the owner failed to install a fire alarm system. The plaintiff, the contractor, submitted renovation building plans to the city stating that a fire sprinkler system would be installed consistent with NFPA Standard 13.
The University of Toronto is located in the downtown area of the city, so the campus has foot traffic from approximately 100,000 students and patrons every day. Ensuring the safety of its students is a tall order, and the responsibility falls on the university’s public safety unit — the campus police.
QuoteAnywhere G2.0 is a fully re-engineered, Web-based version of its popular software tool that allows sales professionals to handle complete in-the-field quote-to-sign functions via their tablet or laptop.
Princeton Identity’s new IOM Access600e iris and face biometric capture device is a premium level unit designed for high volume enrollment and fast, convenient identification in high security, high throughput applications.
Matrix NVRs are packed with high end processors to deliver all the functionalities like high resolution recording, playback, simultaneous local and remote monitoring along with storing for a higher number of days.
Unisys Stealth(identity) is the company’s biometric identity management software for large-scale biometric enrollment processing supporting fingerprint, face, voice and iris recognition as well as behavioral biometrics, with the ability to integrate new biometric modalities in the future.
A compact gateway to the cloud, exacqVision G-Series Micro supports the newly released exacqVision cloud drive storage, giving customers an economical option to store, access and search critical surveillance video in the cloud from up to eight IP cameras.
Metrasens’ mass casualty threat detection solution, Proscreen 900 Plus, provides a higher level of security for stadiums, arenas, event venues, hotels, campuses and other areas where security is paramount.
Allegion, a provider of security products and solutions, announced Identiv’s Hirsch Velocity Software and Mx controller now integrate with Schlage wireless electronic locks for a highly scalable access control offering. The integration supports Schlage LE wireless mortise locks, Schlage NDE wireless cylindrical locks and AD-400 wireless locks.
Aiphone’s eBook, “Best Practices for Keeping Students Safe: A Guide to Campus Security,” provides public and private K-12, college and university campus administrators with proven best practices for protecting an entire campus population.
The upgraded addressable CO detector and low frequency sounder base from Advanced is designed to meet NFPA/UL low-frequency signaling standards for sleeping areas such as hospitals, hotels and multi-occupancy residential applications.
Resideo Technologies Inc. announced details of its Resideo Premier Security Dealer Program for top professional security and smart home dealers. The new, exclusive loyalty program will help dealers expand their offerings in the security and smart home markets, while driving value for homeowners.
In 1919, 100 years ago, World War 1 ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, the Grand Canyon National Park was formed by Congress and the 19th Amendment was passed, giving women the right to vote.
ISC Security Events, PSA Security Network and the Security Industry Association (SIA) have revealed the preliminary agenda for the 2019 Cyber:Secured Forum, a conference connecting the worlds of cyber security, physical security and systems integration. This second annual cyber security educational summit will be held at the Westin Dallas Park Central July 29-31 in Dallas, Texas.
The Monitoring Association [TMA] today announces the introduction of its Five Diamond Dealer Program. An extension of its prestigious Five Diamond Designation, which is the standard of excellence for the monitoring industry, the new program provides the means for TMA Five Diamond-designated alarm companies to share the benefits of its designation with key dealers. TMA is an internationally-recognized non-profit trade associationwhose mission is to advance the professional monitoring industry through education, advocacy, standards, and public safety relationships.
Guardian Protection Services held its 2019 Partner Conference in Las Vegas the week of ISC West, April 8-10. The theme was Beatles-style “Come Together,” and approximately 15 of Guardian’s most successful dealers were in attendance.
The fifth annual MercTech Conference, held March 1-3 at the Loews Coronado Bay resort in Coronado, Calif., brought HID, Mercury’s parent company, ASSA ABLOY and seven of its top OEM partner companies together with security consultants to discuss product roadmaps, industry trends and issues.
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) are collaborating on a joint strategy to help their members identify, recruit and retain qualified employees for a variety of professional roles within manufacturer and integrator businesses.
The RS2 dealer meeting was held at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and included a golf outing, a tour of the Midway aircraft carrier and a dinner cruise.
Dealers “like to learn from each other,” said Gary Staley, RS2 founding partner. Noting that attendees will keep one another in mind when they have a project that covers areas beyond their own geographic area, he said, “the camaraderie they build here goes a long way.”
Resideo Technologies Inc. has acquired Buoy Labs, based in Santa Cruz, Calif. The newly acquired company produces an innovative Wi-Fi enabled solution that tracks the amount of water used in a home, integrating smart software and hardware that can identify potential leaks and intervene to prevent them through its subscription-based app services.
It wasn’t hard to identify an overall “theme” to TEC 2019, held March 11-14 in Denver. Managed services was a dominant topic throughout the event, with multiple sessions covering different aspects — including how to approach it, finance it, train for it and profit from it. Of course there were also many education programs focusing on emerging technologies, critical issues in the industry, and tool development in a variety of disciplines including business management, sales and marketing, HR and recruiting, project management and operations, and installation and service.
Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America (No. 11 on SDM’s 2018 Top Systems Integrators Report, based on 2017 data), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dallas-based security integrator Securadyne Systems (No. 8 on SDM’s 2018 Top Systems Integrators Report, based on 2017 data). The deal is expected to close on April 15, 2019. This acquisition will combine a leading U.S. security services company with a world-class technology solutions provider, which will serve as a platform for providing technology-enabled security solutions on a global scale. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
AMAG Technology announced the integration of its Symmetry Access Control v9.1 software with Suprema’s BioLite N2 and BioEntry P2 biometric readers. The integration allows Symmetry users to gain biometric access to a door using their fingerprint and a credential. Suprema is a long-time member of AMAG’s Symmetry Preferred Partner Program. Both AMAG and Suprema have tested and certified the integration.
The newly established Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA or 'the Alliance'), a non-profit, non-stock corporation formed to outline specifications for a common standardized platform for security and safety solutions, announced that since its formation in Fall 2018, the organization has grown by 50 percent and initiatives are in full swing.
Arcules announced the addition of access control-as-a-service (ACaaS). Arcules now enables customers to centrally manage access control effectively across geographically dispersed business locations in a single, intuitive user interface.
On a mission to create safer communities, companies, and environments, Vintra uses artificial intelligence to augment the established surveillance systems deployed to protect the spaces where people work, learn, and travel. Vintra works with private companies, higher education, and law enforcement to transform visual data from any camera — including mobile sources like drones and dash cams — into actionable, tailored and trusted intelligence with proprietary deep learning algorithms. Backed by investors including Bonfire Ventures, Vertex Ventures and London Venture Partners, Vintra has raised $4.8 million to date.
As the cover asserts,security systems integration work is in demand from all corners of the market, giving 2019 Top Systems Integrators boundless opportunities in traditional systems as well as on fast-growing hosted/managed security solutions.
Also in June, insight on how to choose a thermal camera, "Rethinking Keypads for Better Access Control", and much more.