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How are open standards driving the security intercom market?

Part 4 in our Intercoms in Security Series The ONVIF standard makes it simple to integrate the intercom with other ONVIF-compliant video management systems, access control solutions, and cameras Open standards are enabling new capabilities in the intercom market, some of it driven by the transition to systems based on Internet protocol (IP). Today’s most-used phrase in the intercom business is interoperability, given that the intercom is integrated with solutions s...

Innovation in the intercom market drives more access control capabilities

Part 3 of our Intercoms in Security Series: Zenitel’s Call Access Panel manages intelligible critical communications through a security operations centre or control room Greater connectivity, security software enhancements, more customisation, and better sound quality are some of the enhancements driving the intercom market.An advantage now offered on Code Blue’s emergency speakerphones include self-diagnosing software that monitors the status of the phones an...

Intercoms increasingly popular in education, campuses and multi-tenant housing markets

Part 1 in our Intercoms in Security Series Lambert-St. Louis International Airport uses Code Blue intercoms Organisations are demanding a new level of interoperability among mission-critical security systems. Intelligible audio, the ability to hear, be heard and be understood, is critical to communication, which is essential to the core security processes within an organisation, as well as to emergency situations. Intelligible audio provides a platform to optimise various...

Aiphone upgrades GT Series multi-tenant video entry intercom system

GT Series upgrade has improved video quality, new slim tenant stations and VMS recording connectivity available Aiphone, the international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, announces technology upgrades to its most popular product line, the GT Series multi-tenant video entry intercom system. New video entry system features Improved video camera quality in three new video entrance stations makes identifying visitors easier and more precise than ever. Two...

Aiphone launches IX-PA IP addressable paging adaptor for IX Series network security system

The IP Addressable adaptor pages up to 50 stations for faster and more effective emergency communication Aiphone announced the release of the IX-PA IP addressable paging adaptor for their IX Series, a network-based communications and security system. The IX-PA paging adaptor allows any IX Series master station or IX Mobile app to page up to 50 stations as well as making it easier to integrate with third-party amplifiers. The adaptor provides both a 600 ohm output to connect t...

Aiphone’s QuikSpec helps system specifiers design and assemble emergency systems

Aiphone's QuikSpec solution generates a complete equipment list based on the answers to a few questions Aiphone Corp., an international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, has updated QuikSpec, a free online design tool to help system specifiers easily and accurately design and assemble complete emergency systems using both the Aiphone IS Series and IX Series. QuikSpec features The solution generates a complete equipment list based on the answers to a few q...

Aiphone introduces IX, an IP network based intercom system for communication with infinite number of doors

Aiphone has launched IX, a new IP network based intercom system which provides communication with an infinite number of doors and is designed to interact with other IP devices and security systems. The IX system offers video entry security, internal communication, emergency stations and multicast paging. All of these functions can be implemented between remote locations over large areas and distances, making IX an ideal solution for any type of application involving multiple locations such as a...

Parking facility security offers new opportunities for system integrators

Security cameras provide live, real-time videoto assist security personnel in spottingpotential or real problems Efficient security systems for parking structures deter criminal activities and anti-social elements from destroying property. Over the years, security companies have responded to this need and developed a range of security systems for parking facilities, such as audio intercoms, access cards and video analytic solutions. Systems integrators who want to add new ser...

Integrators should foster relationships to increase primary/secondary education sales

Integrators must understand that the primary/secondary education market has a unique and urgent need for access control, but with limited budgets Systems integrators play a key role delivering effective security solutions to the kindergarten through 12th grade (primary/secondary) education market. Schools certainly depend on an integrator’s expertise regarding which electronic products to choose. However, schools also rely the benefit of an integrator’s experience...

School security: Communication and controlling access

Readily available security technology can help officials take control of their campuses Two top priorities for school security are the ability to communicate within a facility, and the ability to control access of who comes and goes. Paul Timm, president of RETA Security, an independent school security consulting firm, acknowledges the value (and popularity) of video cameras for school security, but that value is almost completely realised in terms of forensics – reactin...

Impact of school shootings on demand for security systems

School administrators are now choosing products that make the biggest, long-term impact on campus security Well-publicised events such as the U.S. school shootings at Columbine and Sandy Hook lead to an increased demand of security equipment to protect kindergarten through 12th grade (primary/secondary) education campuses. But do they also result in buying decisions made on impulse that don’t necessarily meet a school’s most pressing security needs? Increase in de...

Addressing the unique security challenges of primary/secondary schools

Schools are unlike commercial buildings or other facilities in several ways, and the differences impact how they should be secured. For one thing, the inhabitants are mainly children and won’t carry card credentials. Also, schools have distinct traffic flows and are open all hours of the day for after-school activities and evening and weekend usage. “Security solutions must take into account this flexible and fluid schedule,” says Minu Youngkin, vertical marketing manager, Alle...