William F. Lenahan
Articles by William F. Lenahan
The security environment is unsettling and continues to require focus and continuing vigilance to increase security measures. Sensors in active technology systems play an important role in situational awareness, which helps in identifying and responding to emergency situations. As of October 2015, there were 45 school shootings in the United States. There continues to be grave concern about potential “lone wolf”-type events for individuals and businesses. Situational awareness and emergency response preparedness are now more important than ever. In 2015, corporate budgets encountered flat to moderate increases. The overall slow economy has had an adverse impact on security expenditures. Looking ahead to 2016, customers continue to look for innovative solutions to fill holes in their security infrastructure. The market will be driven by companies that can innovate and deliver compelling new solutions. Security systems using advanced sensor technology You will begin to see active technology systems designed to protect employees and valuable assets. Sensor systems are increasing in sensitivity and capability, which means improvements in analytics and accuracy along with making more applications possible at a reduced cost. There will be strong growth utilising the “Internet of Things” (IoT). The use of advanced sensor technology will continue to expand applications that will be deployed as part of security solutions. Customers are looking for innovative solutions to fill holes in their security infrastructure, to protect employees and valuable assets The use of cloud computing will continue to gain acceptance with corporate enterprises, government, education and utilities. New sensor integration between camera and access control systems will continue to mature. OffSite Vision’s 2016 forecast At OffSite Vision Holdings Inc., we continued to expand our product line in 2015. We have focused on providing real-time information to security personnel and first responders to help them identify, respond and mitigate emergency situations. Our product suite now includes: EmergenZ™ Evacuation and Roll Call, Asset Secure, Response and Outdoor Secure. We have secured anchor customers in our key market segments. OffSite Vision Holdings expects significant growth in 2016 through our partners in utilities, pharmaceutical, federal and state government and educational institutions. We bring technological security solutions to our customers to solve specific problems and concerns at price points not available in the past, which will create a high growth opportunity for our investors, partners and vendors. See the full coverage of 2015/2016 Review and Forecast articles here
OffSite Vision Holdings, Inc. (OSVH), specialists in real-time security and safety solutions, recently announced the launch of EmergenZ™ Evacuation, a new product that allows emergency responders and security personnel the ability to account for people during evacuation events by knowing who is left in the building and their location. EmergenZ™ Evacuation allows responders to access real-time location data 24/7 that is never static. Responders can quickly identify and account for everyone that has exited the facility by reviewing real-time reports for every designated entrance/exit location. It continues to provide emergency data in the event of a power outage. The EmergenZ™ Evacuation solution is a critical piece of the puzzle to gain more effective situational awareness in any crisis situation. This cost-effective solution is part of the EmergenZ™ real-time security and safety solutions product suite which provides the vital information that first stand emergency response teams and security personnel need to gain immediate and accurate data to identify, respond and mitigate the situation quickly and effectively. “We are very excited to be launching EmergenZ™ Evacuation to help facilities throughout the world prepare for an emergency situation. Unfortunately, with the increase in workplace violence and active shooter incidents over the last few years, facilities need to be prepared now more than ever in the event of an emergency situation. The key to saving lives is being prepared,” states William Lenahan, OSVH’s CEO. OSVH is committed to delivering real-time security solutions that enhance effective decision-making during complex emergency and security events by connecting technology, people, and data.
Mr. Leu brings a wealth of technical expertise and will be fundamental in assisting OSVH OffSite Vision Holdings, Inc. (OSVH), specialists in real-time security and safety solutions, recently announced that the company has strengthened its executive management team by naming Douglas Leu as its new Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Leu brings a wealth of technical expertise and will be fundamental in assisting OSVH with the technical architecture of its current products and research and development of future products. The decision to expand the company’s core leadership team came from the company’s Co-founders, Mark Eklund and William Lenahan who both share the same vision of exceeding customer expectations with unique state-of-the-art security and safety solutions. OSVH’s main focus is to continue delivering security solutions that provide real-time location intelligence and allows response teams to quickly identify the location of people and assets. In order to successfully implement this vision, they looked for an engineering veteran with the right mix of management and software engineering experience. Mr. Leu fits this model perfectly and will be a huge asset to the company’s executive team. “We are extremely excited to work with Mr. Leu and stay at the forefront of new technological advances for new and upcoming products,” states William Lenahan, OSVH’s CEO. In his career, Mr. Leu has lead the development and deployment of four generations of asset tracking solutions and brings thirty years of software engineering experience to the table. As the former VP of Solutions Architecture for Synovia Solutions, he was responsible for architecting and managing the software development of Synovia’s industry-leading Silverlining SAAS product. Prior to joining Synovia Solutions in 2009, Mr. Leu designed and implemented mission-critical, wire-line and wire-less applications for companies such as Kraft Foods, and Lockheed Martin. Mr. Leu graduated with a BS in Computer Science from the University of Dayton in Ohio and a MS in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University in California.
OffSite Vision has a team of security experts who work with the federal and state government arenas OffSite Vision Holdings, Inc., specialists in real-time security and safety solutions, recently announced that the company is expanding its sales team in the government market. The company has appointed Meg Samek-Smith as Regional Sales Director for government initiatives and is focusing its efforts on delivering unique monitoring solutions to the government enterprise. OffSite Vision has a dedicated team of security experts who work with the federal and state government arenas to help agencies with emergency preparedness and recovery. The company’s cloud-based solution provides real-time information to security and first responders to help mitigate emergency situations quickly to help save lives. Working with security system integrators OffSite Vision has expanded its sales team with the mission of working through security system integrators to find the right partnerships for the government sector. “We are extremely excited about the progress the EmergenZ™ evacuation system is making for both our commercial and government partners,” states William Lenahan, OffSite Vision’s CEO “We are thrilled to have Ms. Samek-Smith join our team and feel confident that she will have significant success in leading our government initiatives.” OffSite Vision works with government agencies to provide real-time location intelligence that allows response teams to quickly identify the location of people and assets in a way that has never been done before. In this new role, Ms. Samek-Smith will be responsible for working through security system integrators to help government agencies prepare for the worst by helping to mitigate emergency situations quickly and safely to save lives by “seeing what can’t be seen”. Ms. Samek-Smith earned a BA from Bucknell University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and will be a huge asset to OffSite Vision.