The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomed a new Chairman and new Directors to the SIA Board of Directors during ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The SIA Board of Directors ratified the selection of Scott Schafer, Principal at SMS Advisors LLC, as SIA Chairman of the Board during an organisational meeting of the Board held at ISC West. “I thank the Security Industry Association for entrusting me with the responsibilities of SIA Chairman of the Board,” said Schafer. “As a longtime member of SIA, I understand the value the association has delivered to its members the importance of driving even more value though great execution of our strategic plan going forward. I would like to thank Denis Hebert for his many contributions to SIA during his term as chairman. We look forward to his future engagement with the SIA board.” SIA executive committee Following the ratification, the SIA executive committee for 2018 now includes:These leaders will help SIA navigate through emerging opportunities while ensuring the association’s programmes are achieving their full potential" Chairman: Scott Schafer, SMS Advisors Vice Chairman: Dan Moceri, Convergint Technologies Treasurer: Rich Cillessen, Siemens Industry Secretary: Pierre Trapanese, Northland Controls Immediate Past Chairman: Denis Hebert, Feenics Voting members The SIA membership ratified new voting members of Board of Directors (listed alphabetically by last name): Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Solutions & Services, Axis Communications Janet Fenner, Director, Business Development, Dahua Technology Mike Foynes, Senior Director, Global Security, Microsoft Corporation John E. Mack III, Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Investment Banking, Imperial Capital, LLC Tom Nakatani, Vice President, IT, Customer Monitoring Technology, ADT The Chairman and Directors of the SIA Board serve two-year terms. “SIA members will continue to be well-represented through an impressive set of directors who are well-respected within the global security industry,” said SIA Chairman Schafer. “Collectively, these leaders will help SIA navigate through emerging opportunities and challenges while ensuring that the association’s programmes and events are achieving their full potential for all of our members.”
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected James Marcella, Director, Industry Associations, Axis Communications Inc., as 2017 SIA Committee Chair of the Year for his work with the SIA Education Committee. With this award, SIA honours Marcella for his work in strengthening education programming for the security industry through SIA Education. SIA Chairman Denis Hébert will present the 2017 Committee Chair of the Year Award to Marcella at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, scheduled to occur on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, during ISC West in Las Vegas. “I am humbled and honoured to be recognised for my work with SIA,” said Marcella. “SIA serves as a keystone for the security industry, connecting many different companies together in a common cause." "It serves as a powerful platform for promulgating the latest industry education, whether to share news of regulations and best practices or to update professionals on the latest developments in state-of-the-art technology. I look forward to continuing to guide SIA course offerings as the association’s Education Committee Chair.”James shares instructions on how to maximise the efforts to bring value to SIA and its members Security education expertise Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Solutions and Services, Axis Communications, said, “James takes every opportunity to educate our current and new team members on the mission and values of SIA and the importance of being involved in moving our industry forward to meet the challenges we face. He is a great internal teacher as well." "He instructs us on our work with SIA and how to maximise the efforts with various other committees to bring value to SIA and its members. He has made us all better in that work.” SIA CEO Don Erickson said, “I very much appreciate the time James has put into leading the Education Committee and working with SIA. I recognise there are many different places he could spend his time with associations and the fact that he has made so many important contributions to help educate the industry in this role is greatly appreciated!” Contributions to SIA The contributions Marcella has made as SIA Education Committee Chair include: Co-creating the curriculum for the Systems Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree in Security Systems and Technologies, and serving as the main instructor Leading the update of the Security Project Management Common Body of Knowledge Guidebook Serving as a member of the ISC Education Conference Advisory Board Assisting with the development of Securing New Ground executive conference program content Championing the Certified Security Project Manager certification Promoting SIA across the security industry Hébert will present SIA award recipients, including the SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award, Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award and SIA Chairman’s Award, at The Advance, held during ISC West 2018 in Rooms 505/506 of the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, April 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The AXIS FA Series enables cost-effective and highly discreet indoor surveillance of four areas using one camera system Axis Communications, a manufacturer of network video cameras has announced the AXIS FA Series with modular cameras for highly discreet, cost-efficient video surveillance, and three new additions to the AXIS P13 Series that offer 4K resolution in full frame rate and that enable coverage of large areas with high image detail. ISC West product reviews In Axis’ booth at ISC West, the company will be previewing a selection of products that will be launched later this year, including new high resolution fixed domes in the AXIS M30 Series, AXIS P32 Series, and AXIS Q35 Series. Most notably, Axis will be previewing their newest technology, AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector – an outdoor motion detector with radar technology that can provide cost-efficient perimeter protection and decrease false alarms. The new network radar is a great complement to existing surveillance solutions in smaller outdoor areas, such as warehouse perimeters and construction sites, that need monitoring after-hours. “We are excited to attend ISC West and to showcase our products and solutions there,” said Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, Inc. “AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector, our newest technology will be on display and can provide accurate and reliable day and night detection, fewer false alarms, which lowers costs and can also integrate into existing security and surveillance systems.” AXIS FA Series The modular AXIS FA Series consists of separate units that comprise the AXIS FA54 Main Unit, AXIS FA1105 Sensor Unit with a standard lens, AXIS FA1125 Sensor Unit with a pinhole lens and AXIS FA4115 Dome Sensor Unit with a varifocal lens. The Series enables cost-effective and highly discreet indoor surveillance of four closely situated areas using one camera system. The new network radar is a great complement to existing surveillance solutions in smaller outdoor areas AXIS FA54 Main Unit can stream at full frame rate HDTV 1080p videos from four connected sensor units simultaneously using one IP address. It captures video with Wide Dynamic Range- Forensic Capture (WDR) that is optimised for low light and motion. AXIS FA54 also has the capacity to support advanced video analytics, and has an HDMI output for connection to a surveillance monitor, making the system ideal for retail applications. The sensor units are small enough to be built into surfaces, structures or devices, and can be installed discreetly at eye level. The sensor units come with a 26 ft. cable for connection to an AXIS FA54. AXIS FA Series will be available through Axis’ standard distribution channels in Q2 2017. AXIS FA54 Main Unit will have a suggested retail price of $449, and the AXIS FA Sensor units will range in price from $139 to $179. AXIS P13 Series The indoor AXIS P1367 and outdoor AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1368-E network cameras are additions to the highly-respected AXIS P13 fixed-box Series, which is ideal for city surveillance, transportation and retail environments. With improved light sensitivity, better image quality and higher frame rate, these cameras can provide up to 4K resolution images in large open areas with challenging light conditions, such as train stations, crowded city areas or parking lots. Built-in camera rails increase the flexibility of the camera, allowing larger zoom lenses to be installed, delivering greater detail AXIS P1367/-E support CS and i-CS lenses, while the 4K AXIS P1368-E is delivered with i-CS lens as standard. AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1368-E have specifically been designed for outdoor use. They have an innovative mechanical platform which allows for easier access to connectors and cabling and provides additional space for optional lenses. Built-in camera rails increase the flexibility of the camera, allowing larger zoom lenses to be installed, delivering greater detail. “AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1386-E are among the first products to be released with Axis’ newest chipset, ARTPEC-6,” said Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Solutions & Services, Axis Communications, Inc. “The ARTPEC-6 chip is 160x more powerful than the original ARTPEC-1, making AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1368-E among the highest performing network cameras on the market today.” The new additions to AXIS P13 Series will be available through Axis’ standard distribution channels in Q2 2017 at a suggested retail price ranging from $799 to $1099.
Jemez Technology awarded “Technology Innovation Partner of the Year” again by Axis Communications Jemez Technology’s Eagle-i Edge advanced video analytics solution for real-time threat detection and tracking has been deployed as an integral part of the security technology selected by The City of Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security to protect the more than one million fans expected to experience the 10-day Super Bowl LIVE event at the city’s 12-acre Discovery Green Park. Unparalleled system performance Houston selected Axis Communications video and audio systems to provide surveillance at and around the event’s venue. Axis thermal cameras are equipped with Eagle-i Edge Perimeter Surveillance software with unparalleled system performance optimised for Axis camera networks. Bud Michael, Jemez Technology VP Corporate Strategy, stated, “We are proud to help maintain public safety every day and at special events such as Super Bowl LIVE. Jemez is honoured to partner with Axis in this critical work.” Axis 2016 Technology Innovation Partner of the Year Award The City of Houston’s deployment of Jemez Technology’s embedded Eagle-i Edge analytics for Super Bowl LIVE highlights Jemez Technology’s unprecedented honour as Axis 2016 Technology Innovation Partner of the Year Award for the second year in a row. This award was bestowed at the 11th annual Axis Connect & Converge Conference (ACCC). Axis, the global leader in network video, presented these annual awards to top channel, software and technology partners. “Jemez is an award-winning technology partner in delivering 24/7 situational awareness for our customers. Installations like Discovery Green Park clearly demonstrate the power of intelligent security solutions that combine advanced perimeter detection with our state-of-the-art thermal cameras. These technologies offer great advantages to law enforcement agencies that manage challenging environments like Super Bowl LIVE,” said Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Solutions & Services, North & Central America, Axis Communications, Inc. Highly-accurate perimeter surveillance Eagle-i Edge, built upon the Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP), incorporates the power of Jemez Technology’s field-proven image processing technology into a powerful and highly-accurate perimeter surveillance offering with capability that until now has not been possible in an edge-based camera application.
Orion’s turnstiles are customised to deliver the perfect solution for any-sized deployment Orion Entrance Control, Inc., a manufacturer of high-end entrance control turnstile solutions, will share its company story, opportunities, and challenges with a group of hand-selected experts and a live audience to gain valuable feedback and advice at the New Hampshire High Tech Council Entrepreneur Forum to be held December 7. Advising Orion Entrance Control, Inc., at the forum will be Scott Dunn, Senior Director of Business Development at Axis Communications; Doug Cubell, Business Development Manager, Embedded Solutions at HID Global; and Mark Schnepel, President of FlexEnergy Inc. The kick-off theme will be going global, an issue Orion faces as the company looks to expand its reach to the worldwide market. Growth and success “What makes our Entrepreneur Forum series different from other business advisory programs in New Hampshire is how we hand-tailor our advisory panel to complement the presenting organisation,” said Matt Cookson, Executive Director of the Council. “The committee members who organise this event work tirelessly to identify and secure a panel of advisers with the right background, skills and philosophy to ensure the presenting company will receive tremendous value from the experience of sharing their entrepreneurial journey with all in attendance.” "In just seven years, Orion Entrance Control, Inc., hasmore than tripled ourworkforce, expanded salesto nine countries" “In just seven years, Orion Entrance Control, Inc., has more than tripled our workforce, expanded sales to nine countries, and has made a name for itself by gaining market share in the competitive security access control and turnstile industry,” said Orion ECI President and Founder Steve Caroselli. “We are excited to be participating in the popular New Hampshire High Tech Council and we look forward to gaining some helpful information from our peers in security who have also experienced incredible growth and success.” Robust turnstiles and entrance control solutions The Entrepreneur Forum will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at FIRST Place in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tickets are $15 for members, $30 for non-members, and $5 for students. Entrepreneur Forum is sponsored by: Autodesk; Cook Little Rosenblatt & Manson; Dyn; Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire; Howe, Riley & Howe; NH Business Review and TD Bank. Headquartered in New Hampshire, Orion Entrance Control, Inc., is an American manufacturer of robust turnstile and entrance control solutions. Supported with the latest in beam scanning optical detection and Infinity remote lane software and security integrations, Orion’s line of turnstile products is customised to deliver the perfect solution for any-sized deployment in architecturally-pleasing, high-quality finishes. Found on Autodesk Seek, Orion’s award-winning products proudly display the ETL and CSA markings, with compliance to UL 2593 and CE. Save
Axis Communications, the global leader in network video surveillance, announces its first corner-mount fixed network camera. The new AXIS Q8414-LVS features a stainless steel anti-grip casing and is extremely impact resistant, supporting the IK10+ 50 joules rating as well as the IP66/NEMA 4X rating for water resistance. The 24/7 indoor surveillance camera provides superb image quality both day and night with capabilities like Lightfinder technology, which enables life-like colours in low-light conditions, and built-in invisible IR LED illuminator for video surveillance in complete darkness. “High security environments like correctional facilities and psychiatric wards present unique security challenges and a growing need to prevent self-harm and conflict,” said Scott Dunn, director of business development, Axis Communications, Inc. “Specifically designed to meet these needs, AXIS Q8414-LVS lacks ligature points, features an anti-grip design and is extremely vandal resistant. The camera delivers superior HDTV video in any lighting, day or night, for increased image usability.” The new anti-ligature AXIS Q8414-LVS is ideal for video surveillance of small rooms in premises like correctional facilities, interview rooms, psychiatric wards and medical observation rooms, as well as in elevators and stairwells. Thanks to a built-in microphone and the possibility to integrate the network camera into an alarm system via its I/O port, AXIS Q8414-LVS becomes part of the overall surveillance solution, an important tool to protect and secure the safety of people in high security environments. In addition, privacy masks ensure restricted areas are not monitored for privacy reasons or to protect personnel. Available in two colour versions, powder coated white (AXIS Q8414-LVS White) and brushed stainless steel (AXIS Q8414-LVS Metal), the corner-mount network camera offers 1.3 megapixel or HDTV 720p video stream. It features P-Iris control for an optimal depth of field, resolution, image contrast and clarity. The horizontal angle of view up to 105° covers the entire room without blind spots. Capabilities such as remote zoom and focus facilitate the optimisation of the captured view during the installation. AXIS Q8414-LVS features a unique design that has been developed to be perceived as softer and less provocative than that of other security installations in correctional facilities and psychiatric wards. Working closely with prison and health authorities in several countries as well as system integrators and installers, Axis designed AXIS Q8414-LVS to feature as few cavities and holes as possible to make the camera easy to clean, as well as prevent prisoners and patients from lodging items inside them. AXIS Q8414-LVS Network Camera is supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner Program and AXIS Camera Station. The cameras include support for AXIS Camera Companion, AXIS Camera Application Platform, AXIS Video Hosting System and ONVIF for easy camera system integration and for application developers to provide the camera with intelligent capabilities.