Surveillance & Security News for November 2016

MOBOTIX video technology secures Highland retreat, the Torridon Hotel

Set in 58 acres of parkland at the end of a magnificent sea loch, the Torridon Hotel and Inn boasts one of the most spectacular and idyllic locations in the country. As the only hotel in Scotland to win the coveted Automobile Association “Hotel of the Year” twice, the Torridon has attracted a number of high profile guests and the location for several films and a TV series. Customer service and privacy Although originally built as a shooting lodge for the first Earl of Lovelace in 1...

Aperio® brings wireless access control to Norway’s new Stavanger Concert Hall

A leading orchestra, admin staff, 200 contractors, and thousands of music fans all need access at various times. Auditoriums, rehearsal rooms, wardrobes, offices, a sauna, the canteen and an archive all need securing. The requirement at Stavanger Concert Hall was for dependable access control with maximum flexibility. The answer was Aperio® wireless technology from ASSA ABLOY. The new Stavanger Concert Hall, designed by RATIO Arkitekter, required a modern access control system to match its...

Internet of Things trends boosting the commercial security industry

The single largest group of consumer IoT devices being deployed is for home automation and residential security Business and technology analysts are in unanimous agreement that the number of IoT devices will explode into the many 10’s of billions within the next five years. These billions of new computing devices will produce enormous volumes of data about ourselves, our society, and our physical environment. The security industry is at ground zero of this upheaval. In f...

Holiday season loss prevention plans for retail

The holiday season generates 34% of annual sales for retailers but accounts for 37% of annual losses It is that time a year again, when shoppers and shoplifters converge on our retail outlets looking for that all important deal or steal. Peak shopping season This year, the National Retail Federation estimates holiday spending will rise 3.6% from 2015 to more than $655 billion. While the peak shopping season used to be defined as the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas Ev...

Tackling security market commoditisation with innovation

Innovation is not an end goal but an ongoing process that must be sustained Regardless of market, the challenge of commoditisation is very real for manufacturers as companies producing lower-end products continue to imitate the most advanced technologies. This creates a perception among customers, and the marketplace in general, that even leading-edge products with greater features, functionality, and value are indistinguishable from others on the market. As a result of commod...

Building integrator/provider partnerships for enhanced VMS solutions

Merging objectives into a business relationship requires ongoing communication along with a shared vision and values A myriad of books has been written on business relationships. From establishing and maintaining business relationships to compensation issues and contract terminations, there’s a how-to book out there on most every aspect of business. While I have never published a business “how-to” book, I do have the benefit of experience in successfully navi...

Moxa ioLogik E1200 I/O modules updated with EtherNet/IP and RESTful API support

With the addition of EtherNet/IP the ioLogik E1200 presents a highly reliable, cost-effective alternative to expensive and proprietary I/O modules Moxa, a provider of network infrastructure solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announces a major firmware update for its ioLogik E1200 line of remote I/O modules that introduces support for EtherNet/IP and a RESTful API. With the addition of EtherNet/IP, one of the most popular communication protocols in industri...

Video Surveillance Technology to have biggest impact on security businesses in 2017, Capital One survey finds

Over two-thirds of security professionals expect to complete one or more acquisitions in the coming year A Capital One survey found that more than half (52 percent) of security professionals see video surveillance as the technology trend that will have the biggest impact on their businesses in the coming year—a significant increase from 2015 when only 23 percent of respondents answered similarly. Growth of interconnected devices (the “Internet of Things”) was...

AFA Protective Systems appoints Mike Putman as Regional Sales & Business Development Manager in Atlanta

Mr. Putman will be responsible for expanding AFA’s business in the southeast territory AFA Protective Systems, (AFA) a New York based super regional fire safety and security systems integrator, announces that the company has appointed Mike Putman as the Regional Sales & Business Development Manager in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Putman will be responsible for expanding AFA’s business in the southeast territory and leveraging the long-term customer relationships that...

ONVIF hosts 15th ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest in Taipei, Taiwan

The Taipei Plugfest drew 42 technical experts from 15 companies from around the world ONVIF, a global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its 15th ONVIF Developers’ Plugfest (ODP) between 9th-11th November in Taipei, Taiwan, at the Fullon Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf in the city’s Tamsui District. With multiple testings of ONVIF conformant products, the Developers’ Plugfest included interoperability testing for five ON...

Middle Atlantic introduces LT Series Rackmount LED Work Light

The LT Series Rackmount LED Work Light from Middle Atlantic is a simple solution for a faster, more efficient integration experience Middle Atlantic Products is now providing integrators with an innovative new way to improve rack installation and servicing experiences. The company's new LT Series Rackmount LED Work Light is the only rack light to mount vertically or horizontally anywhere in the rack, providing illumination anywhere needed when working inside racks, furniture,...

Hitachi's cutting-edge technologies to be available for prototyping with customers at new open-laboratory

The open-laboratory will begin operations from December 2016 Hitachi, Ltd. announced the establishment of an open-laboratory within the Yokohama Research Laboratory (YRL) to conduct prototyping and proof-of-value with customers—a part of the collaborative creation process—to realise open innovation. Operation will begin from December 2016. The open-laboratory is composed of three laboratories to develop new application technologies for specific business areas, and...

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