Thousands of security professionals gathered Nov. 14-15 at the Javits Center in New York City to explore new products, solutions and technologies, network with security luminaries and obtain high-quality industry education. ISC East, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), is the Northeast’s largest security industry event; more than 7,000 security professionals attended or exhibited at this year’s conference. Following day 1 of ISC East, SIA gathered industry luminaries and experts for SIA Honors Night, an annual event featuring a cocktail reception, a gala dinner benefiting Mission 500, engaging entertainment and an awards ceremony recognising industry leaders. Sold-out event SIA Honors Night 2018 was a sold-out event held at the Current at Chelsea Piers. The awards presented at SIA Honors Night 2018 were: SIA Progress Award (presented by SIA’s Women in Security Forum) – Eddie Reynolds, president and CEO, iluminar Inc. Women in Biometrics Awards (co-founded by SIA and SecureIDNews and co-presented with sponsors FindBiometrics, IDEMIA and SIA’s Women in Security Forum) – Kelly Gallagher, senior account manager at NEC Corporation of America; Lisa MacDonald, director of the Identity Management Division in the Office of Biometric identity Management at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Colleen Manaher, executive director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Lora Sims, senior biometric examiner at Ideal Innovations, Inc.; and Anne Wang, director of biometric technology research and development at Gemalto Cogent SIA Insightful Practitioner Award – Guy M. Grace, Jr., chair of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools Steering Committee and director of security and emergency planning for Littleton Public Schools in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colorado Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award – Larry Folsom, co-founder and president, I-View Now George R. Lippert Memorial Award – Pat Comunale, retired security industry veteran, former member of the SIA Board of Directors and former CEO and president for Tri-Ed Distribution, an Anixter company Standout keynotes SIA Honors Night also highlighted Mission 500, a charity that advocates for children and families living in extreme poverty in the United States Honors Night guests enjoyed keynote remarks from Bonnie St. John, a Paralympic ski medalist, Fortune 500 business consultant, Rhodes scholar, former White House official and best-selling author. St. John discussed her journey to become the first African-American ever to win medals in Winter Olympic competition despite having her right leg amputated at age five and shared her top lessons from mentors and her advice for cultivating resilience. SIA Honors Night also highlighted Mission 500, a charity that advocates for children and families living in extreme poverty in the United States; each year, SIA Honors Night raises funds for Mission 500. SIA presented 26 engaging education sessions through the SIA Education @ ISC East program, including two standout keynotes and four hands-on workshops. Hundreds of conference attendees participated in these sessions, with impressive speakers like Valerie Thomas, ethical hacker and executive consultant at Securicon; Pierre Bourgeix, president at ESI Convergent; Scott Swann, president and CEO of IDEMIA National Security Solutions; and Jumbi Edulbehram, regional president – Americas, Oncam. SIA sponsored Infosecurity North America’s Keynote Stage, the central hub of the event Confronting emerging threats Highlighted education sessions at this year’s conference included: Friend or Foe? Technology Disruption and the Physical Security Industry, a keynote address by Philip Halpin, senior vice president and head of global security at Brown Brothers Harriman, one of the country’s oldest and largest privately held financial firms 21st Century Best Practices: Reporting From the Front Lines on How Law Enforcement and the Security Industry Are Confronting Emerging Threats, a keynote address by James A. Gagliano, a retired FBI supervisory special agent, CNN law enforcement analyst and adjunct assistant professor at St. John’s University Cybersecurity professionals ISC East 2018 was co-located with two additional conferences – Infosecurity North America and Unmanned Security Expo Additional cutting-edge topics covered in the education sessions included the move to smart cities, convergence in the security industry and the use of artificial intelligence in video analytics. ISC East 2018 was co-located with two additional conferences – Infosecurity North America and Unmanned Security Expo. SIA sponsored Infosecurity North America’s Keynote Stage, the central hub of the event, which featured a presentation from world-famous hacker Kevin Mitnick, insights from Dave Hogue of the National Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center, a discussion on the cyber skills shortage gap and ways to attract, develop and retain talented cybersecurity professionals and more. Handle sensitive data Additional events at ISC East 2018 included: A breakfast presented by ISC Security Events and SIA’s Women in Security Forum featuring a panel discussion celebrating women in security and supporting the participation and advancement of women in the industry Paid hands-on workshops providing cutting-edge information and valuable insights on the most current business trends, technologies and new developments in security Free exhibitor product training sessions sharing live, in-depth demonstrations A meeting with SIA’s Data Privacy Advisory Board, which provides information and best practices to help SIA members handle sensitive data in a safe and secure manner to protect the personally identifiable information of their employees, partners and customers from potential breaches
I-View Now, an award-winning monitoring station video and signaling interface, is proud to announce an updated and improved integration with monitoring station automation software platform partner, MASterMind, a division under United Technologies Corporation. This updated integration improves signaling by utilising a dedicated MASrecv I-View Now Receiver. Built in conjunction with MAS, these processes employ dedicated and proprietary signal types and signal formats which provide richer contextual information and video. I-View Now-MASterMind integration We are thrilled to further our partnership with MASterMind and offer these enhanced features to monitoring stations and their customers" “We are thrilled to further our partnership with MASterMind and offer these enhanced features to monitoring stations and their customers. This integration enables the distribution of better information to end users, operators, and first responders,” says Larry Folsom, President of I-View Now. “We’re very proud of this integration allowing for true collaboration between all parties. Our ultimate goal is to catch the bad guy more often, while greatly reducing unwanted false alarm dispatches.” The MASterMind Auto-Notification and Verification Interface with I-View Now integration provides mobile verification to central station customers. This process allows the end user to cancel the alarm, request dispatch, and call the monitoring center. Alarm monitoring stations “A key value at MAS has always been to help alarm monitoring stations streamline their dispatching processes and provide better service to their customers,” says Shin Voeks, general manager, MAS, a division under the United Technologies Corporation. “The MASterMind integration with I-View enables users to conveniently cancel or confirm an alarm using their mobile devices and allows monitoring stations to respond to alarms more effectively.”
Bosch DIVAR IP recording solutions and IP cameras are supported by the I-View Now platform I-View Now has integrated intrusion control panels, IP cameras and digital recording solutions from Bosch Security Systems with its platform for video alarm verification. A Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, I-View Now’s video verification interface brings security system signals, video sources, and internet-connected devices into its cloud platform to give central station operators, authorised emergency responders, and end users better information to prioritise their resources. It allows monitoring personnel to look in and assess the cause of an event at a site using video clips that include pre-alarm footage. Improved situational awareness With the integration, security dealers and integrators can now program Bosch B and G Series Intrusion Control Panels to report alarms to the I-View Now cloud service as well as to the central monitoring station receiver. This allows Bosch dealers to offer these video alarm verification services to end users, creating new recurring monthly revenue opportunities. Bosch DIVAR IP recording solutions and IP cameras are also supported by the I-View Now platform. With this integration, central station operators benefit from the highest quality of IP video images as they work to determine the source of an alarm at a monitored facility. Bosch IP cameras are designed to deliver detailed images even in difficult lighting conditions—providing central station operators more information surrounding events for improved situational awareness. Video alarm verification “With our Integration Partner Programme, we strive to give our customers greater choice in the security platforms they use with Bosch IP cameras, recording solutions, control panels, and more,” said Brad Eck, Integration Manager – North America, Bosch Security Systems. “We strive to give our customers greater choice in the security platforms they use with Bosch IP cameras, recording solutions, control panels, and more” “This integration enables Bosch dealers and integrators to grow their businesses with video alarm verification services offered through I-View Now monitoring centre partners. As a result, end users will benefit from a solution that combines high quality and reliable security systems from Bosch with video alarm verification services that provide local authorities with important information when responding to an alarm.” Central station video services "We're thrilled to further our relationship with the premier brand Bosch and provide their dealers the opportunity to enhance their solutions with central station video services which helps create more valuable accounts for their businesses," said Larry Folsom, President of I-View Now. For more information on the integration of Bosch intrusion control panels, IP cameras or digital recording solutions visit the I-View Now booth #25151 at ISC West 2017.
Addition of ADT as a PPVAR member marks a significant change in the electronic security industry The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR), a public-private partnership comprised of electronic security stakeholders from law enforcement, the home and property insurance industries, and the security alarm industry, announced that ADT has joined the organisation as a full industry member. The addition of ADT, the largest security alarm company in North America, as a PPVAR member marks a significant shift in the direction of the electronic security industry.Alarm verificationSince its establishment in 2012 to promote the value of verified alarms and prioritised police response, PPVAR has been a leading educator on the enhanced efficiency, cost effectiveness, and the corresponding impact of alarm verification on public safety. ADT, which merged with Protection 1 in May 2016 has closely followed the growing appreciation for the benefits of alarm verification from the public, law enforcement, insurers, and security providers, and is implementing video monitoring technology and best practices to its standard alarm services.“ADT strongly believes in the process and the values of PPVAR and its members,” said Don Young, Chief Information Officer at ADT. “The emergence of high-quality video and intrusion detection technology, and the resulting rise in efficiency of central monitoring practices, has been undeniable in the effectiveness of alarm verification for protecting the public and law enforcement alike. We believe it is important to contribute in a meaningful way and align ourselves with PPVAR as we continue to evolve the security industry.”Reducing false alarm ratesGaining ADT as a full industry member is viewed by PPVAR and its members as a victory, as much as it is the natural progression of a powerful industry trend towards widespread adoption of alarm verification technologies and priority verified response policies.“We’re pleased to have ADT on board with our organisation as it signals another solid step in the right direction—a direction that is consistent with the naturally evolving arc of our industry towards the adoption of verification technologies,” stated Larry Folsom, President of PPVAR. “We’ve persisted in building momentum over the past four years, and now, with the largest security company in North America helping to focus attention on alarm verification, we can press on with greater confidence and influence towards our goal of reducing overall false alarm rates, while increasing the safety of both first responders and the citizens of our communities. ADT will strengthen the voice of PPVAR’s membership and will add even more credibility to our dialogue with law enforcement as we align our priorities and find common ground on which to build standardised processes for acting on verified alarms.”