SourceSecurity.com RSS - Intruder detectors news SourceSecurity.com RSS - Intruder detectors news from SourceSecurity.com http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/pc/detectors.html Copyright (C) SourceSecurity.com 2014 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT New NERC standard to guide security of bulk power systemshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9526-ga.14685.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9526-ga.14685.htmlExpert CommentaryTue, 29 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 230px; height: 331px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong> </strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>On April 16, 2013, snipers fired for 19 minutes on PG&amp;E Corp.'s Metcalf electric power transmission station near San Diego, California, knocking out 17 giant transformers that supply electricity to Silicon Valley. At least 100 rounds were fired from at least one high-powered rifle. The power grid was rerouted to avoid a blackout, but it took 27 days to make repairs and get the substation back up and running.</p> <p>The incident got the attention of regulators and security professionals in the utility industry. There are some theories the...ADT closes acquisition of Reliance Protectron, Inc.http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-74-ga-co-10492-ga.14668.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-74-ga-co-10492-ga.14668.htmlCorporate NewsFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 57px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The acquisition will significantly strengthens ADT's business in Canada</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/adt-security.html" class="blue_bold">ADT Corporation</a> recently announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/reliance-protectron-inc.html" class="blue_bold">Reliance Protectron, Inc.</a> (Protectron), from Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership, a portfolio company of investment funds managed by Alinda Capital Partners. ADT acquired Protectron...ADT Pulse® Voice smart home security app now availablehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-74-ga-npr.14664.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-74-ga-npr.14664.htmlNew Product ReleasesFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Leading security and home automation provider ADT recently announced availability of ADT Pulse&reg; Voice, a new app that combines the ADT features customers know and love with the security and convenience of personal voice commands. ADT Pulse Voice technology is the first of its kind in the smart home space, enabling homeowners to log in and log out of the Pulse Voice app via custom technology that recognises unique voice signatures. Once logged in, users can arm and disarm their Pulse security panel, control their home&rsquo;s lighting, adjust thermostats, lock and unlock doors, and check the overall status of their home &ndash; all verbally and virtually touchless through an iOS or Android smart phone. It&rsquo;s a new frontier in the world of smart home technology, and it&rsquo;s brought to consumers first by ADT.</p> <p>ADT recognises consumers&rsquo; increasing need for easy-to-use technologies that can adapt to the pace of today&rsquo;s lifestyles. From long hours at the...United Central Control implements latest Central Station Software Stages by Secure Global Systemshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12142-ga-npr.14622.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12142-ga-npr.14622.htmlNew Product ReleasesFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>For over thirty years, the team at United Central Control, Inc. (UCC) in San Antonio, Texas has been providing premier alarm monitoring services. Over that time, UCC has built a reputation in the industry for excellence. In October of 2013, UCC committed to future excellence by converting to the Secure Global Solutions&rsquo; (SGS) stages&trade; central station automation system. UCC&rsquo;s CEO, Don Munford, stated, <em>&ldquo;The UCC Team invested two years of research to identify the right automation system and another year to implement. We take a lot of pride in the services we provide. We were committed to bring our dealers a strong automation system with the tools to enhance their businesses and streamline operations.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>Teresa Gonzalez, President stated, <em>&ldquo;The decision to switch to stages&trade; was rooted in the mission to provide UCC and its dealers with a state-of-the-art technology platform. The open architecture and integration capabilities...Genetec integrates its unified security platform with Digital Monitoring Products’ Command Processor™ panelshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2673-ga-co-2566-ga-npr.14657.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2673-ga-co-2566-ga-npr.14657.htmlNew Product ReleasesThu, 24 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Genetec&trade;, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions, recently announced a new integration between its unified security platform, Security Center and the Command Processor&trade; panels from Digital Monitoring Products (DMP). The first panels to be integrated will be the XR100N, XR500N and XR500E, with additional integrations expected in the future as this technical alliance evolves.&nbsp; By centralising access control, video and intrusion systems into one unified platform, security operators will be able to make decisions based on a more complete view of their security environment. Additionally, intrusion events and alarms tagged with video will help reduce false alarms and their associated costs, while increasing the overall efficiency of security teams.</p> <p>The DMP intrusion panels can be quickly and easily connected to Security Center over any IP network, thereby avoiding the need for additional wired connections, facilitating deployment and ensuring...IPSA signs historic agreement with the Qatar International Centre for Safety and Securityhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-930-ga.14652.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-930-ga.14652.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 24 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The agreement provides for graduates from QICSS security related courses to be automatically enrolled as individual members with IPSA for 12 months</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>On 25th June 2014 the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/international-professional-security-association.html" class="blue_bold">International Professional Security Association (IPSA)</a> signed a historic agreement in Doha, Qatar with the Qatar International Centre for Safety and Security (QICSS). The agreement provides for...British Security Industry Association announces winners of Apprentice Installer Awardshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-306-ga-co-408-ga-co-1007-ga-co-1350-ga-co-4109-ga.14651.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-306-ga-co-408-ga-co-1007-ga-co-1350-ga-co-4109-ga.14651.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 24 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 281px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>All four winners were presented with their awards by Guest of Honour, The Rt. Hon. Baroness Smith of Basildon</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Four outstanding young apprentices from the UK&rsquo;s private security industry were recently presented with national awards in recognition of their academic and practical success in the field of electronic security installations.</p> <p>Awarded by the <a...British Security Industry Association (BSIA) presents award to a cash-in-transit courier guard for braveryhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-306-ga.14593.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-306-ga.14593.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 17 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>Nick was presented with a Special Award for Outstanding Service during BSIA&rsquo;s Annual Luncheon</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>A security guard has been presented with a prestigious award from the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/british-security-industry-association-bsia.html" class="blue_bold">British Security Industry Association (BSIA)</a> for his immense bravery following an incident where he was attacked on shift while on duty as a cash-in-transit courier.</p> <p>Nick Lyons has been working as part of a...BSIA chairman Pauline Norstrom recognises contribution of individuals and organisations to its ongoing successhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-306-ga-co-309-ga-co-512-ga-co-625-ga-co-7962-ga.14587.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-306-ga-co-309-ga-co-512-ga-co-625-ga-co-7962-ga.14587.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 17 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>BSIA's chairman&nbsp;Pauline Norstrom selected winners from various cateogries</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Newly-elected Chairman of the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/british-security-industry-association-bsia.html" class="blue_bold">British Security Industry Association</a>, Pauline Norstrom, has personally recognised the significant contributions made by five individuals and organisations to the ongoing success of the UK&rsquo;s private security industry.</p> <p>Presenting the annual...SANS to offer information security courses in Estoniahttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-8483-ga.14384.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-8483-ga.14384.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 17 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"> <p><strong>The Sokos Hotel Viru will welcome students from the 1st to the 6th of September for the 6-day courses led by SANS Instructors</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/sans-institute.html" class="blue_bold">SANS</a> will be offering three vital information security courses in Estonia this September. The Sokos Hotel Viru in Tallinn will welcome students from the 1st to the 6th of September for the 6-day courses led by world-class SANS...Verified electronic security provider Sonitrol announces opening of central monitoring station in Honoluluhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11568-ga.14563.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11568-ga.14563.htmlCorporate NewsMon, 14 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 48px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The central station is equipped with the SONIP monitoring platform</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/sonitrol-security-services-inc.html" class="blue_bold">Sonitrol</a> of Hawaii, the leading provider of verified electronic security to businesses, schools and homes throughout the Hawaiian Islands, announces the opening of a new central monitoring station located in Honolulu.</p> <p>The central station is equipped with the SONIP monitoring...How sensors can complement video systemshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-682-ga-co-1261-ga-sb.14551.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-682-ga-co-1261-ga-sb.14551.htmlSecurity BeatMon, 14 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>The security market it clearly sold on the value of video, but customers shouldn&rsquo;t depend solely on video to protect their premises. Rather, they should implement a combination of video systems and other sensors for a more effective approach overall.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s a message I heard when I visited the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/optex.html" class="blue_bold">Optex </a>booth at the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/ifsec-2014.html" class="blue_bold">IFSEC </a>show. The supplier of many different types of sensors says a &ldquo;deeper and wider&rdquo; integration of video with sensors provides a higher level of security required by end users in critical infrastructure protection applications, such as power plants and telephone infrastructures. Optex also employs its technology at railroad crossings, tunnels, and canals, among other places.</p> <p>Even in residential applications, sensors add value, for...Improving security system installations with Acceptance Testinghttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10786-ga.14184.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-10786-ga.14184.htmlExpert CommentaryFri, 11 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <strong><em>Significant technological advancements have created endless possibilities in how security is not only deployed, but also leveraged by the end user &ndash; the customer. For example, customers can now view surveillance at eight different offices in eight different states from a single, central location. A security director can manage an enterprise-wide access control system, including revoking or granting access control privileges, for 10,000 global employees from a company&rsquo;s headquarters. <br /></em></strong> <p><strong><em>However, with that increased level of system sophistication comes an added level of complexity. After successfully completing the installation of a security...PSA Security Network integrates with Xentry Systems Integration to provide enhanced value to end usershttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3292-ga-co-12031-ga.14540.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-3292-ga-co-12031-ga.14540.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 10 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 100px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>As a PSA-aligned integration firm, Xentry will gain access to the organisation&rsquo;s purchasing power</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/psa-security-network.html" class="blue_bold">PSA Security Network</a> is pleased to announce the addition of <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/xentry-systems-integration.html" class="blue_bold">Xentry Systems Integration</a>, a security systems integrator focused on delivering...TDSi's integrated security solutions attract increased visitors at IFSEC 2014http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11099-ga-co-306-ga-co-625-ga-co-755-ga-co-11899-ga-co-7909-ga-co-1151-ga-co-1645-ga-co-1661-ga-co-8096-ga.14506.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-11099-ga-co-306-ga-co-625-ga-co-755-ga-co-11899-ga-co-7909-ga-co-1151-ga-co-1645-ga-co-1661-ga-co-8096-ga.14506.htmlEvents NewsTue, 08 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 1px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>IFSEC 2014 offered TDSi the opportunity to engage with more customers and partners<br /></strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Integrated security manufacturer <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/enhanced-company-listing/tdsi.html" class="blue_bold">TDSi</a> attracted visitors with its powerful integrated security solutions and a new range of readers at the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/ifsec-2014.html" class="blue_bold">IFSEC International 2014</a><span class="blue_bold"> </span>security show &ndash; resulting in higher numbers of visitors...Quintron Systems unveils its latest access control and intrusion detection software AccessNsite version 7.9.4http://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2867-ga-npr.14468.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-2867-ga-npr.14468.htmlNew Product ReleasesFri, 04 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>Quintron Systems, Inc., the recognised leader in advanced interoperable voice systems and physical access control/intrusion detection systems, has released AccessNsite version 7.9.4 to its dealer channel for immediate deployment. The 7.9.4 version of access control and intrusion detection software brings a multitude of new features including enhancements to Escort, Access Level Groups, and native Mercury MPL support.&nbsp; Also, usability enhancements include expanded filtering capabilities, simplifying and speeding up database queries.</p> <p>AccessNsite was written from the ground up as a Java application giving it unlimited system scalability, flexibility, and reliability.&nbsp; With AccessNsite, any facility, from a small business to a large enterprise, can be protected against unauthorised access.&nbsp; Its intuitive user interface makes accessing personnel profiles and setting up permissions, managing alarms and events, and running simple to complex reports easy, even to...Security Industry Association builds on historic role developing security industry standardshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-8173-ga-co-1508-ga.14477.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-8173-ga-co-1508-ga.14477.htmlExpert CommentaryThu, 03 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 170px; height: 325px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The best standards are often baseline, common-denominator standards that leave room for innovation</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <strong><em>The collaboration between <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/onvif.html" class="blue_bold">ONVIF</a><span class="blue_bold"> </span>and SIA to develop new access control standards is just the latest standards-related news from the <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/security-industry-association.html" class="blue_bold">Security Industry...Xentry Systems Integration expands its joins PSA Security network to expands its customer basehttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12032-ga-co-9725-ga-co-3292-ga-co-12031-ga.14467.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12032-ga-co-9725-ga-co-3292-ga-co-12031-ga.14467.htmlCorporate NewsThu, 03 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 110px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>As a PSA-aligned integration firm, Xentry will gain access to the organisation&rsquo;s purchasing power</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/xentry-systems-integration.html" class="blue_bold">Xentry Systems Integration</a>, a security systems integrator focused on delivering best-in-class security systems and services, has announced that it has joined <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/psa-security-network.html" class="blue_bold">PSA Security Network</a>, the...IFSEC 2014 round-up in pictureshttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9787-ga-co-609-ga-co-9756-ga-co-823-ga-co-6308-ga-co-10238-ga-co-4108-ga-co-3458-ga-co-1261-ga-co-3322-ga-co-1437-ga-co-7870-ga-co-1090-ga-co-1708-ga-co-8421-ga-co-1795-ga-co-4687-ga.14409.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-9787-ga-co-609-ga-co-9756-ga-co-823-ga-co-6308-ga-co-10238-ga-co-4108-ga-co-3458-ga-co-1261-ga-co-3322-ga-co-1437-ga-co-7870-ga-co-1090-ga-co-1708-ga-co-8421-ga-co-1795-ga-co-4687-ga.14409.htmlEvents NewsWed, 02 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT<p>The <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com" class="blue_bold"><em>SourceSecurity.com</em></a> team attended&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">this year's&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/ifsec-2014.html" class="blue_bold">IFSEC International 2014</a>&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">with great anticipation to view the new innovations first-hand&nbsp;on show and see how the move to London would impact visitor experience.</span></p> <p>To capture the show, we have provided a summary of IFSEC in pictures above.</p> <p><strong>Highlights from IFSEC 2014</strong></p> <p>We saw an overwhelming number of people and products; here is a snapshot of our IFSEC experience for 2014:</p> <p><strong>FLIR</strong></p> <p><em>SourceSecurity.com</em> attended <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/flir.html" class="orangebold">FLIR</a>&rsquo;s press briefing which took place on the first day of the show. FLIR...Oliver Kinross to host The Latin America and Caribbean Security Summit 2014 in Miamihttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12092-ga.14427.htmlhttp://www.sourcesecurity.com/news/articles/co-12092-ga.14427.htmlEvents NewsThu, 26 Jun 2014 08:00:00 GMT<table style="width: 46px; height: 268px;" border="0" cellspacing="8" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smalltxt" valign="top" align="center"><strong>The event will showcase the latest technology, equipment and services at the forefront of the security industry</strong></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/companies/company-listing/oliver-kinross.html" class="blue_bold">Oliver Kinross</a> will be hosting <a href="http://www.sourcesecurity.com/events/free-event-listing/latin-america-and-caribbean-security-summit-2014.html" class="blue_bold">The Latin America and Caribbean Security Summit 2014 </a>in Miami, Florida, following the success...