Surveillance & Security News for February 2019

Gira appoints Steffen Zimmermann as the new Managing Director

Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, is pleased to announce Steffen Zimmermann as its new Managing Director. Steffen Zimmermann will reinforce the management of Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Radevormwald, and he will succeed Alfred A. Bulitz, who has retired from the family business after 17 years as Managing Director. Steffen will develop and manage the Gira supply chain, with a view to secure...

What technology trend will have the biggest impact on physical security in 2019?

The year ahead holds endless promise for the physical security industry, and much of that future will be determined by which technologies the industry embraces. The menu of possibilities is long – from artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things to the cloud and much more – and each technology trend has the potential to transform the market in its own way. We tapped into the collective expertise of our Expert Panel Roundtable to answer this question: What technology trend will...

Kinesis offers Lincolnshire Security total visibility of its mobile operation

Kinesis vehicle telematics is giving Lincolnshire Security complete visibility of its mobile operation. The recently implemented tracking system gives the Boston-based company round the clock monitoring of mobile staff for resource planning, incident response, customer reporting and health and safety responsibilities. Manned guarding and mobile security Lincolnshire Security services include alarm response and key holding, mobile patrols, static guards and special event security Offering a wid...

DHF announces more robust procedures for companies wishing to join its membership

DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) announces that it has introduced more robust procedures for companies wishing to join its membership following a ‘bumper year’. The Tamworth-based trade association is renowned industry-wide for its tireless and on-going efforts in raising standards and levels of safety across the sector, and this latest pronouncement is further testament to these continuing endeavours. Legally compliant products The new procedures, which started on 1st October...

Ivory Egg’s Gira S1 allows users to remotely connect KNX smart home with total security

Delivering secure remote access to the smart home with KNX, the Gira S1, available from Ivory Egg, enables users to remotely connect to their KNX smart home with total security. How? The Gira S1 ensures that all communication is encrypted and secure as the server for the Gira device portal is located in Germany and is subject to German data protection laws. This ensures that stringent data protection standards are applied so all Gira customers are fully protected with safe and secure technology...

LENSEC expands global sales and management team with new additions

LENSEC is adding to their regional management team around the globe. Below are a few of the professionals covering relationships with partners and manufacturer reps. LENSEC's staff is comprised of physical security experts who interface with partners and their customers. They bring solid expertise in security deployment solutions using Perspective VMS. Integrated security and asset protection Bob has extensive experience in building channel partners for security and asset protection hardware an...

ELATEC to demonstrate flexible RFID reader at HIMSS Global Conference and Exhibition 2019

User authentication deficiencies, endpoint data leakage and excessive user permissions are the three most common cybersecurity risks facing health systems and hospitals, according to new data from Clearwater CyberIntelligence Institute. At the HIMSS19 Global Conference and Exhibition, February 11-15, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, ELATEC will be demonstrating its uniquely flexible radio frequency identification (RFID) reader, which mitigates these issues by strengthening user authentication for acce...

Camden Door Controls launches CM-TXLF-1LP Lazerpoint RF and CM-TXLF-2LP Lazerpoint RF key fobs

Camden Door Controls, a provider of door activation and locking devices, is pleased to announce the expansion of its Lazerpoint RF product line. New introductions are the CM-TXLF-1LP Lazerpoint RF recessed one-button key fob and the CM-TXLF-2LP Lazerpoint RF recessed two-button key fob. While Lazerpoint RF fobs have always been designed for ADA applications, these new fobs are now also ideally suited for security/access applications. In addition, they cannot be accidentally activated while in p...

3xLOGIC and Sonitrol Great Lakes install video surveillance system at Flint Boys and Girls Club

3xLOGIC, Inc., a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, announced that the Flint (MI) Boys and Girls Club now enjoys significantly improved safety and security with its newly-installed 16-camera video surveillance system. Safety concerns Tauzzari Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of Flint Boys and Girls Club, spent his early career working at clubs in Chicago, “Oftentimes, these were rough neighbourhoods, so the impor...

Damasec Global Group becomes distributor of Rosehill Security’s HVM barriers and perimeter security products

Rosehill Security, a global manufacturer of perimeter security solutions, announced a product distribution agreement for Denmark and Sweden with Damasec Global Group for the company’s innovative range of hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barriers and perimeter security products. To address the growing need to protect crowded spaces and perimeters in light of recent vehicle borne attacks worldwide, Denmark-based Damasec has added Rosehill Security’s range of perimeter security solutio...

Why ease of installation & flexibility matter for video surveillance

There’s almost no installation that goes 100-percent smoothly in the field of video surveillance. Unexpected issues routinely arise that can increase time on the job, cost of the project and frustration. Manufacturers work on the product side to help ensure their products are easy to install and – when troublesome situations do arise – are flexible enough for installers to quickly find a remedy. Importance of ease of installation Ease of installation is a very important part o...

Open Supervised Data Protocol (OSDP): the gold standard for access control installations

Today’s security industry technology standards create a common framework for achieving predictable performance. Systems are made more secure and easier to install, use and integrate with other devices. Standards are also intended to be living documents, open to continual refinements to benefit manufacturers, integrators and end users. An excellent example is the Open Supervised Data Protocol (OSDP), which is now the industry’s gold standard for physical access control installations....

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