UTC Climate, Controls & Security has agreed to acquire S2 Security, a developer of unified security and video management solutions. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a provider of fire safety, security, building automation, heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration systems, and is a unit of United Technologies Corp. Enhanced service capabilities "This move is well aligned with our strategic focus to grow our core business and increase innovation," said Alex Housten, VP & General Manager, Fire & Security Products, a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security. "We look forward to providing enhanced service capabilities and offerings for our customers, and accelerating our access control and video-centric solutions for intelligent buildings across the globe." John Moss, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, S2 Security said, "Considering the complementary customer bases and product portfolios of our two companies, this is a natural step that will benefit our customers, employees, and channel partners." The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
S2 Security, developer of complete enterprise security solutions, announced the release of S2 Mobile Security Professional, a security management app for smartphones and tablets. S2 Mobile Security Professional allows both security managers and staff to operate their S2 access control and video management systems from anywhere, dramatically improving productivity, decision-making and response time. The new app is a complete reimagining of the award-winning S2 Mobile Security Officer. With a striking, user-friendly interface, S2 Mobile Security Professional enables users to monitor events and alarms, view live video, review surveillance video, share video snapshots via email or text message, manage evacuations, remotely unlock doors, capture photo IDs and more. S2 Mobile Security Professional is available for Android and iOS devices. “Mobile Security Professional gives its users uncluttered control of the tasks they typically do in the mobile setting,” said John L. Moss, CEO, S2 Security. “An additional app in the 2018 programme focuses on servicing the “user’s users” who are ordinary employees and not security professionals. Our investment in the mobile space has grown by 3X this year.” S2 Mobile Security Professional is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Make sure to visit S2 Security at Intersec Stand S1-G50, January 21 - 23, 2018, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai, UAE.
S2 Magic Monitor enables security and safety content to be displayed anywhere throughout the enterprise S2 Security, the provider of IP-based access control, video management and mobile security management systems, has released version 3 of S2 Magic Monitor video display and digital signage solution. S2 Magic Monitor enables security, safety and informational content to be displayed anywhere throughout the enterprise. Version 3 increases digital content control, enhances integration with S2 NetBox systems and offer plug-and-go appliance options. S2 Magic Monitor Version 3 updates S2 NetBox integration: S2 NetBox activity log with active controls including viewing of cardholder photo ID, video event replay and more. Remote content control: Remote control over displays and video streams across multiple Magic Monitors. Dynamic content widgets: Dynamic content options such as time zone clocks, weather, traffic, news scroll ticker and RSS feeds. Plug-and-go appliances: New plug-and-go appliances support solution options ranging from single displays to expansive view walls. Increased situational awareness “Version 3 really shows off what Magic Monitor is all about,” said John Moss, CEO, S2 Security. “It gives you real control over situational awareness in security and safety situations.” Versatile and responsive, S2 Magic Monitor solves a wide range of security and operational problems. Whether in an operations centre, in public areas, at the front desk, or in the field, S2 Magic Monitor delivers the visual information needed for virtually any situation. Beyond live surveillance and video forensics, S2 Magic Monitor can project digital signage, images, RSS feeds, television and promotional videos to any Magic Monitor on the network. Digital content is easily shared in real time, whether on command or triggered by events and alarms. S2 Magic Monitor Version 3 will be featured at ASIS Booth 1740, September 12 – 14, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Save