PSA Security Network News

PSA announces STEPS program to help people resume work during the COVID-19 Pandemic

PSA, the consortium of professional systems integrators, announces the addition of the STEPS program to its network to assist in bringing people back to work during the COVID-19 Pandemic. STEPS, powered by bSMART® Entry Assessment, produces a straightforward plan that can be operationally effective in two to 30 days. Mitigating business liability “COVID-19 halted business as we know it earlier this year and many integrators are struggling to get their teams back to work as well as s...

PSA Security Network announces strategic partnership with thermal imaging solutions firm, Infrared Cameras Inc.

PSA Security Network (PSA), the globally renowned consortium of professional systems integrators, has announced the addition of Infrared Cameras Inc. (ICI) to its network. Infrared Cameras Inc. is an innovator in the infrared products space with a line of thermal cameras as well as multi-spectral infrared cameras and complete package systems. “The COVID-19 pandemic forced an unprecedented acceleration in demand for thermal monitoring devices,” said Bill Bozeman, Chief Executive Offi...

PSA adds Johnson Controls’ Tyco Cloud services to the Managed Security Service Provider Program (MSSP)

PSA, the consortium of professional systems integrators, announces the addition of Tyco Cloud to its Managed Security Service Provider Program (MSSP). Tyco Cloud is a cloud-based physical security management suite from Johnson Controls developed for video surveillance, access control, intelligence, and integration services on an open and modern micro services architecture. “Tyco Cloud has more than 20 years of experience providing cloud-based security services,” said Tim Brooks, PSA...

PSA adds SiteOwl to the network to provide members with managed and profitable projects

PSA, the consortium of professional systems integrators, announces the addition of SiteOwl to its network. SiteOwl is a pioneer real-time platform for security system management. “SiteOwl’s platform provides tremendous benefits to security systems integrators,” said Anthony Berticelli, PSA’s vice president of operations. “This partnership greatly benefits PSA’s members and owners by giving them access to more efficiently managed and profitable projects.&rdquo...

PSA adds Mobile Pro Systems to the network to provide optimal mobile surveillance solution

PSA, the consortium of professional systems integrators, announces the addition of Mobile Pro Systems to its network. Mobile Pro Systems offers a family of different network/IP based mobile video surveillance systems utilised by many government and commercial entities. “Mobile Pro Systems’ technology is a great addition the PSA’s line card,” said Tim Brooks, PSA’s vice president of sales and vendor management. “They provide flexible and mobile solutions for p...

PSA enters into a strategic partnership with Videox appliance manufacturer Arxys

PSA, one of the world’s largest consortium of professional systems integrators, announced the addition of Arxys to its network. Arxys solves complex industry application challenges by leveraging a deep understanding of the complete environment to create a purpose-built, highly optimised appliance solution. “We are pleased to welcome Arxys as a vendor partner,” said Tim Brooks, PSA’s Vice President of Sales and Vendor Management. “Their VideoX line provides an elega...

PSA partners with ConsorcioTec to expand business and reach more systems integrators in Latin America

PSA, the consortium of professional systems integrators, announces a new partnership with ConsorcioTec, part of Latin Press, for PSA and USAV. ConsorcioTec is the first pan-regional buyers consortium for local low-voltage integrators specialising in Electronic Security, DataCom Networks, Custom Electronics, Building Automation and Controls, Systems Integrations, and Multimedia Installations. “Our partnership with Latin Press and ConsorcioTec will help PSA and USAV reach more systems integ...

PSA cancels TEC 2020 event due to COVID-19 outbreak and announces new dates for TEC 2021

PSA, the security and systems integrator consortium, announces it will cancel TEC 2020 due to COVID-19. Originally PSA’s leadership team sought to reschedule the April 2020 event for later in the year but has resolved to cancel altogether after more examination. “It was a very difficult decision to cancel TEC for 2020 and our team worked hard to find other solutions,” said Candice Aragon, PSA’s director of marketing. “Ultimately, with the uncertainty in the world r...

What’s the next big thing in video image quality?

Superior image quality has been the “holy grail” of the video surveillance business for several years. A transition to 4K images and a race to ever-higher pixel counts have dominated product development conversations for a while now. However, it’s now possible that the tide has turned. These days, data is sometimes more important than image quality, and increasing use of smaller-format mobile devices has helped to make image quality variations moot. As the industry changes, we...

How have standards changed the security market?

A standard is a document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes, and/or practices. Standards surround every aspect of our business. For example, the physical security marketplace is impacted by industry standards, national and international standards, quality standards, building codes and even environmental standards, to name just a few. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How have standards changed the security market as we know it?

How does audio enhance security system performance?

Video is widely embraced as an essential element of physical security systems. However, surveillance footage is often recorded without sound, even though many cameras are capable of capturing audio as well as video. Beyond the capabilities of cameras, there is a range of other audio products on the market that can improve system performance and/or expand capabilities (e.g., gunshot detection.) We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How does audio enhance the perf...

PSA and SIA announce CyberTEC track and innovation keynote from Alec Ross at PSA TEC 2020

PSA, the internationally renowned security and systems integrator consortium, and the Security Industry Association (SIA), global trade association for global security solution providers, has announced CyberTEC powered by SIA, an exclusive cyber security track for PSA TEC 2020. CyberTEC will feature sessions on cyber-attack risk mitigation, cyber security managed services, cyber hygiene compliance and more. PSA TEC 2020 PSA also announced TEC 2020 keynote speaker Alec Ross, a New York Times be...