Surveillance & Security News for August 2018

Videx launches online Product Builder with a 6-step wizard to create access control solution

Videx, the experts in door entry and access control, has launched its renowned Product Builder application online. It includes all the features in the original CD Product Builder that enables you to create an access control solution to meet your specific needs, in an easy-to-use step through wizard. Commenting on the introduction of the online version, Rob Sands, Technical Director at Videx UK, said: “The online Product Builder is both desktop and mobile friendly and can be used with any...

GSX to address employees' right to store firearms in vehicles

One factor aggravating concerns about workplace violence in corporate America is the easy availability of firearms. In many states, citizens, including employees, have the right to carry firearms onto a company’s property even though firearms are prohibited in the workplace. In effect, an employee prone to violence may have a firearm as near as their vehicle in the company parking lot. Currently, 23 states in the U.S. have so-called “parking lot storage” laws, which enable em...

How can security manufacturers improve after-sale service?

What happens after the sale is complete, after the contracts are all signed and sealed? That’s when an abundance of variables can kick in – variables that can mean the difference between a successful security system or a case of buyer’s remorse. The features and value of equipment involved in a security system are well known before the sale closes, as hopefully are the integrator’s and end-user’s expectations about after-sale service. But what is the reality of afte...

Code Blue Corporation promotes Katie Petre to position of Director of Distribution

Code Blue Corporation, the industry pioneering manufacturer of emergency communication solutions, has promoted Katie Petre to Director of Distribution.  In the newly created role, Petre will be responsible for leading sales, marketing and customer service projects with non-enterprise business partners for the organisation. Her objectives will include unifying the processes and policies utilised by each department to increase efficiency and enhance Code Blue’s relationships with custo...

SALTO XS4 One escutcheon is a standalone electronic lock with comprehensive RFID capability

The new SALTO XS4 One escutcheon is a revolutionary stand-alone electronic lock that packs a lot into an attractive, slim and functional handle set. Electronic lock with RFID capabilities It brings together the convenience of an offline point, with easy installation to almost any door and no wires, with virtually the same kind of power and performance of an online point. It offers comprehensive RFID capability including DESFire, DESFire EV1, Mifare Classic, Mifare plus, Mifare Ultralight C and...

ASSA ABLOY’s CLIQ Connect App provides a secure and efficient access solution for facility management

ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the premier global provider of door opening solutions, has launched its new CLIQ Connect app, a simple and cost-effective way for facility managers to control the security permissions of a mobile workforce from their smartphone. Facility managers can update, amend, revoke or renew access rights remotely from the CLIQ Web Manager software and the latest Bluetooth technology paired with a mobile phone. Mobile workers then simply need to...

Dahua hosts roadshows to demonstrate products, technologies and solutions to local markets

Dahua Technology, a solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, held a series of highly successful international roadshows in the first half of 2018, demonstrating the success of its cutting edge technologies, products and solutions to local markets. In order to establish and enhance long term mutually beneficial relationships with its customers and partners all over the world and improve its brand image, Dahua Technology organised these roadshows in a variety of manners. Uniq...

Kwikset releases SmartCode 914 and SmartCode 916 deadbolts with Z-Wave 500 series chip

Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, provider of residential security, announces the availability of the contemporary versions of the company’s popular traditional deadbolts: the SmartCode 914 Deadbolt Lock and SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt. With their updated, modern designs, these new stylish versions of the industry’s leading wireless, access control locks continue to utilise Kwikset’s Home Connect technolo...

ThinkReps appoints Kenneth C. Kraemer as new sales representative to reach into the A&E community

ThinkReps LLC, a security manufacturers’ rep firm in the New York Metropolitan area, announces that the company has expanded and added a new team member, Kenneth C. Kraemer to its roster. ThinkReps is a manufacturer's representation firm based in New York and focused on enhancing the sales and market awareness of the best physical security solutions in the industry. The company is committed to providing top notch sales and support to its customer base and continues to raise the bar on sal...

BrainChip partners with Telesikring to deliver AI-powered video analytics solution across Scandinavia

BrainChip Holdings Ltd. (‘BrainChip’ or the ‘Company’), a developer of software and hardware accelerated solutions for advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications, announced it has entered a strategic partnership with Telesikring, Denmark’s largest Danish-owned installer of security solutions for small, medium and large companies. The companies will jointly address the growing needs of law enforcement and end users to efficiently classif...

Integrated security systems for medium and large-sized offices

If you’re responsible for a medium or large-sized office, it’s more important than ever that you have access to a means of ensuring people’s safety, managing risks and fraud, and protecting property. Any security system that you employ must therefore meet the most demanding commercial requirements of today’s offices, and tomorrow’s. This means thinking beyond a basic intrusion system and specifying a comprehensive solution that integrates smart features like access...

Hikvision and Dahua respond to U.S. government ban

Two giant video surveillance companies have responded to a United States government ban on use of their products included in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Both Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company and Dahua Technology Company are mentioned by name in a section buried in the giant military reauthorisation bill. A ban on use of their products will take effect “not later than one year after” the law is enacted. Response from the manufacturers Hikvision&r...

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