Surveillance & Security News for March 2018

How can you get the most out of ISC West?

A big trade show, such as the upcoming ISC West, has a lot to offer for attendees. How, can attendees maximise the value they get out of ISC West? For advice, we go to our Expert Panel Roundtable, all seasoned veterans of many big trade shows. Specifically, we asked the panel: How can attendees get the most out of a big trade show like ISC West?

ISC West 2018 preview: Cyber, smart homes and drones

A few friends from the security industry will gather this April to see, hear and touch the latest technologies to make the world a safer place. Actually, more than a few: there will be more than 30,000 security professionals gathering at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas April 11-13 for the International Security Conference and Exposition, usually known as ISC West. Many of the attendees will be returning to what has become a yearly ritual. The site, the players, the pace and even atmosphere of ISC...

Qognify ISM, a PSIM solution, to be launched at ISC West 2018

Qognify, the provider of in big data solutions for physical security and operations, will be presenting a new packaged solution, Qognify ISM - Intelligent Security Management, at ISC West 2018. Qognify is introducing a Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) based solution, featuring pre- or auto-configured components, to minimise the time and cost of implementation, reducing the time for the security organisation to gain value from this unified operational system. Compared to standard...

How smart access control will improve rental and landlord security

Until recently, the convenience and security of “smart” electronic locks have been exclusively enjoyed by owners of homes, with renters largely being left out in the cold. Locked out by the temporary nature of their living arrangement, and not allowed to make structural changes to their temporary abodes, these renters have been unable to enjoy the many benefits of these connected devices. But today, smart lock capabilities are becoming available to renters and rental property owners...

ONVIF IP security standards and safe city deployments at ISC West 2018

ONVIF®, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that it will speak at ISC West 2018, April 10-13, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., as part of SIA Education@ISC, the Security Industry Association’s educational program held in conjunction with ISC West. ONVIF will also be hosting the ONVIF Lounge at Booth L0 within the Sands Expo, where attendees can relax and recharge their mobile devices. Interoperability vital for city surveillanc...

How security education and industry partnerships will help us prepare for a safe future

When asked about what the market should be thinking about in 2018, I am left offering an answer that serves as an urgent call to action: prepare yourself for change! The security industry is soon likely to see a dramatic shift from the traditional segmentation of commercial and residential security. Smart phones, mobile technologies, cloud computing, and having everything provided ‘as a service’ in peoples’ lives means users of buildings have a new set of expectations. In many...

Hanwha Techwin America exhibits Wisenet stainless steel cameras at ISC West 2018

At ISC West 2018, in booth #14079, Hanwha Techwin America, a global supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, is scheduled to announce the release of four new Wisenet stainless steel cameras. Three vandal-resistant dome cameras and a PTZ dome camera will be on display. Part of the Wisenet X series, all of the new stainless models utilize the powerful Wisenet 5 chipset featuring high frame-rates, day & night (ICR), advanced WDR (150dB), H.265/H.264/MJPEG multiple streaming codec...

ADT acquires Acme Security Systems to enhance security solutions

ADT, a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, announced the acquisition of Acme Security Systems. Acme will join forces with recently acquired Aronson Security Group (ASG) to further drive commercial growth and expansion. Headquartered in San Francisco and founded in 1974, Acme is among one of the largest privately held security systems integrators in the Bay Area, focusing on electronic security systems, access con...

ISC West 2018 to focus on cyber protection for surveillance and physical security with industry experts

In today’s highly interactive and interconnected world, cybersecurity is not restricted to the IT department – it threatens and affects every connected device in every department. As connectivity continues to expand, the risks will increase. In this environment, surveillance and physical security systems will continue to play a critical role in keeping organisations, staff and visitors safe. It is vital to understand what the cybersecurity threats are to physical security systems, ho...

Securitas UK awarded Business Superbrand status for intelligent security solutions

Securitas UK has announced it has been awarded Business Superbrands status for 2018. Tracking and celebrating the UK’s leading brands since 2001, the Business Superbrands are identified by surveying 2,500 business professionals from across the UK and a voluntary Superbrands Council, comprised of leading business-to-business marketing experts.  The process, managed by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA) in partnership with Research Now SSI, saw just over 1,500 brands from across 62 c...

SIA's ISC West, ISC East to be awarded at Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50

ISC West and ISC East, both sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), were named to Trade Show Executive's Fastest 50 Lists for extraordinary growth. Both shows will be honoured at TSE’s Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, taking place June 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. ISC East was named one of the “Fastest 50” growing shows in the country by Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space. ISC West was included in the “Next 50” list for its impressive growth in tot...

ABLOY UK's Hillsborough BR4 ballistic doors secure London’s O2 Arena

Abloy UK has supplied the O2 Arena in London with Hillsborough BR4 ballistic doors. The aim was to enhance the security of the venue as well as offering protection to its occupants from specialised weapons or gun fire. The O2 Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in south east London. It has the second highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the UK and in 2015, the arena was the busiest music arena in the world in terms of ticket sales, handling 1,819,487 tickets. This presents...

CNL Software to exhibit latest IP Security Center PSIM solution at ISC West 2018

CNL Software, global pure play Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software provider, will be showcasing its latest IP Security Center PSIM solution at the Connected Security Expo at ISC West in Las Vegas April 11-13, 2018. CNL Software will demonstrate how its PSIM technology helps law enforcement, government agencies and the military, owners and operators of public and private critical infrastructure, large corporations and school districts, colleges and universities, and transport...

BAPCO 2018: Multitone Electronics to unveil Appear Crew and Ambulance Apps for emergency teams and first responders

Multitone Electronics plc, a specialist in the design, manufacture and implementation of integrated communication systems, will premiere its new Appear Crew and Ambulance apps for emergency teams and first responders, on stand J7 at the BAPCO 2018 conference and exhibition. Appear Crew mobile app Appear Crew uses Multitone’s highly successful Appear mobile platform, to assist emergency crews with reliable and secure messaging. As a complement to a pager, the Appear Crew app registers a r...

QNAP ships first 3-bay TS-328 RAID 5 NAS, a cost-saving and efficient backup solution with greater data protection for home users

QNAP Systems, Inc. rolled out the TS-328, the first quad-core 3-bay NAS that allows for building a RAID 5 array using only three drives. Compared with 2-bay NAS that only allow for building RAID 1 arrays, the TS-328 provides the choice of RAID 5 and can optimize available space while providing high data protection. The TS-328 provides feature-rich multimedia applications and video transcoding capabilities and is an ideal solution for home users to centrally store, backup and manage files and dat...

Wavestore VMS deployed at three of the largest football stadiums in Montevideo, Uruguay

Wavestore, the British manufacturer of open platform video management solutions is helping to detect the presence of hooligans at three of the largest football stadiums in Montevideo, Uruguay. Working in conjunction with Systems Integrator partner DDBA, Wavestore’s VMS has been deployed at the Centenario, Penarol and Nacional stadiums to enable the police and security personnel to identify known troublemakers and prevent them from gaining entry to any of the grounds. Facial recognition t...

Secutech 2018 to include six intelligent solution pavilions featuring cutting-edge security solutions

Secutech, the leading annual trade fair show for the security industry has announced details of six “intelligent solution pavilions” that have been designated to link the industry with key vertical markets. The pavilions will make it easier for buyers and exhibitors to connect during the show and facilitate greater ease of navigation. The pavilions will also highlight business opportunities and encourage cross-sector collaboration.  Secutech, which covers advanced industry tech...

ISONAS to exhibit new IP-Bridge 2.0 access control solution at ISC West 2018

ISONAS Inc., IP access control manufacturer, has announced that the company will be unveiling its new IP-Bridge 2.0 at booth #11121 at the ISC West trade show, the largest security event in the world. The ISC West show will take place on April 11th – 13th at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV. At the show, ISONAS will be featuring its pure IP family of hardware and software products, along with the launch of the next generation of its access control encoder; the new IP-Bridge 2.0. ISON...

How artificial intelligence is aiding first responders in natural disaster relief

The year 2017 saw some of the worst natural disasters in North America, with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaking havoc on Houston, Texas, and the Caribbean with force of which we haven’t seen before. While many people chose to evacuate these areas, many were left to deal with the devastation and first responders had the difficult job of assessing the damage, rescuing trapped victims and delivering food and supplies. AI-enabled drones and robotics to assess damage In addition, more than 1...

Exhibitors, managers, engineers and industry professionals line up for Infrarail 2018

Exhibitors from the full range of sectors working across infrastructure equipment, products and services to the rail industry are now lining up to be at the forefront of Infrarail 2018, the influential biennial trade event. Infrarail 2018 will take place at ExCeL London from 1 May to 3 May. The event provides a platform for rail industry professionals to meet, network and do business on a global stage. 2016’s show attracted visitors from 51 countries, including managers, engineers and ind...

Vicon appoints Kirk Schatzle as regional sales manager for multiple US States

Vicon Industries, Inc., designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, has announced the expansion of its U.S. Sales team, with the addition of Kirk Schatzle, who will serve as the Regional Sales Manager for the US States of Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, North Dakota and South Dakota. Kirk has over 30 years’ experience within the security industry, during which he has demonstrated an ability to cultivate existing and de...

Senstar's VMS division relocated to new state-of-the-art facility in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Senstar is pleased to announce its video management software (VMS) division (formerly Aimetis) has a new home. Remaining in Waterloo, Ontario, the heart of Canada’s Technology Triangle and a 1.5-hour drive west of Toronto, Senstar has relocated to an 8,500 square foot state-of-the-art facility. The new facility offers comfort and convenience to both employees and customers, as it is located adjacent to one of Waterloo’s new Light Rapid Transit stations and features a dedicated train...

BeyondTrust recognised as leader in Forrester Wave: Vulnerability Risk Management, Q1 2018 report

BeyondTrust, global cyber security company dedicated to preventing privilege abuse and stopping unauthorised access, announced that it has been named a leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Vulnerability Risk Management, Q1 2018 report. According to the report, “BeyondTrust supports a robust set of features at an incredible price point.” Researchers added, “If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution for scanning your infrastructure with risk and compliance reporting, this...

Johnson Controls introduces latest version of Kantech EntraPass Security Software

Johnson Controls introduces the latest version of its Kantech EntraPass Security Software with new features developed to streamline scheduling and account maintenance. Available in EntraPass Corporate and Global Editions, operators managing premise access control can add to security capabilities by creating actions and tasks on a daily, weekly or monthly basis with the new Action Scheduler under the Operation menu. The Action Scheduler is ideal for locations where meetings can happen at spora...

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