ONVIF, a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its 21st Developers’ Plugfest late last year in Rome, an event that highlighted the continued demand for interoperable solutions.
American Defense Systems, a provider of smart home security, automation and surveillance systems to commercial and residential customers nationwide, earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2019.
The U.S. Senate passed the Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act. This bipartisan bill, which unanimously passed the senate in the 115th Congress and was reintroduced in May 2019 by Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), calls for the creation of a working group of federal entities and experts from the private and academic sectors tasked with providing recommendations to congress on how to facilitate the growth of connected IoT technologies.
The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place last week, Jan. 6-9, in sunny Las Vegas, and while most physical security companies save their unveilings for March, when the security industry gathers in the same Sin City for ISC West, CES provided an interesting look at what sort of security products are appealing to the consumer right now — especially in the smart home.
DIY security provider Ring today announced its new Control Center alongside six new products at CES 2020 that further expand its whole-home security lineup, enabling users to have more control of their devices and security.
BadgePass Inc. and Alabama Card Systems Inc. announced the strategic merger of the two companies, effective immediately. For BadgePass, headquartered in Ridgeland, Mass., the acquisition of Alabama Card Systems represents the seventh merger or acquisition in the last five years and furthers the company’s strategy to provide credential management solutions across North America.
Pivot3, a provider of intelligent infrastructure solutions, is providing its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software platform to Lenovo Datacenter Group (DCG) to deliver integrated edge computing solutions optimized for mission critical smart city and safe campus environments.
Access control solutions within multi-tenant commercial properties pose unique system management challenges for property managers and tenants alike, as well as for the systems integrators who install and support them.