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ASIS 2016 Day 2 highlights: New product releases, technology innovations & data

The ASIS show has not traditionally been a big forum for new product introductions -- those happen mostly at ISC West in the spring. Even so, there is plenty of technology to see at this year's show, and many exhibitors now say the products they were talking about last spring are now ready to ship. On Day Two of the show, it seems a lot of the attendees are ready, too. Video camera technology The technologies of video cameras march on, and Hanwha Techwin America has embraced the new H.265 cod...

Tyco Security Products C•CURE 9000 access control solution deployed by King County, Washington for enhanced security

King County is using the C CURE 9000 platform to integrate its many access cards, cameras and doors Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced recently that King County, Washington, has deployed the C•CURE 9000 access control solution to provide a single management platform for increased security across the region. Integrated security system The most populous county in the state of Washington...

Tyco and Johnson Controls merger driven by convergence of security with smart building technology

As industry consolidation continues, we can expect a number of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the next several months, but the first M&A story of 2016 is a whopper. This week, Johnson Controls and Tyco have announced their merger into one company with annual revenue of $32 billion. The new Johnson Controls will be almost a direct reflection of one of the industry’s biggest trends – the move toward technology convergence and smart buildings. Johnson Controls has previousl...

Open Options promotes key management personnel, expands sales team

Open Options makes key appointments to accommodate continued growth in the competitive security market Open Options, the open architecture leader in access control, has promoted key management personnel and has added new team members to accommodate continued growth and success in the competitive security market. “Open Options has changed dramatically over the last 18 years and we have positioned ourselves in the access control market for strong continued growth,”...

Fluidmesh meets surveillance needs to upgrade campus security at Western Wyoming Community College

 To face harsh wind and cold weather was the greatest challenge for in-campus surveillance security system SimplexGrinnell was called upon to design and specify a camera system for the Western Wyoming Community College parking lot, but the project presented some specific challenges. Among them were very harsh wind and cold-weather conditions, power problems, and coming up with a way to get network to the cameras.Challenge:The cameras needed to be mounted on existing light poles lo...

Purdue University adds another engineering excellence in its campus of engineers, OnSSI's Ocularis surveillance software

Ocularis allows multiple video systems to be unified onto a single IP-based network platformSeeking a powerful solution providing centralised security management and coordination, Purdue University turned to the Ocularis DS video-centric physical security information management (PSIM) system from On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI). Purdue chose Ocularis DS because its open architecture allows them to maintain the value of existing physical security investments at their 2,400-acre campus i...