Commercial security system

How important is packaging in the commercial security market?

High-quality products are the building blocks of successful physical security systems. How they are packaged may sometimes be seen as an unimportant detail or an afterthought. But should it be? Effective packaging can serve many functions, from creating a favorable customer impression to ensuring the product isn’t damaged in transit. Packaging can also contribute to ease of installation. On the negative side, excess packaging can be an environmental concern, especially for customers who ar...

The road forward for Arecont Vision after bankruptcy and acquisition

Arecont Vision is a company in transition to say the least. With its balance sheet burdened with debt, the company is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and simultaneously being acquired by a private equity firm. The ‘new’ Arecont Vision that will emerge after several months when the process is complete will have a new owner, a clean balance sheet, and be poised to succeed in the competitive world of video surveillance, says Raul Calderon, Arecont Vision CEO and General Manag...

Electronic Security Expo 2018 to focus on life safety and monitoring solutions

Electronic Security Expo 2018 has added booths to the expo floor, accommodating influx of vendors wanting to meet with passionate security professionals this June. “We’re finding companies are excited to have a focused show where they can have quality interactions with real decision-makers from some of the most influential security, life safety, and monitoring companies around,” says ESX VP of Business Development, Jessica DaCosta. The recent expansion adds space for new exhi...

Electronic Security Specialists & Cabling purchases commercial fire alarm accounts from Frase Protection

Memphis-based Electronic Security Specialists (ESSC), a licenced low voltage contractor that installs and services electronic security equipment spanning burglar and fire alarm systems, CCTV systems and Access Control Systems, has announced the purchase of required commercial fire alarm accounts from neighboring Frase Protection.  A required commercial fire alarm system - one that is required by the local fire department to obtain a Use Permit for a building - is typically quite complex an...

Sony unveils SNC-HMX70 security camera with 360-degree hemispheric view

Sony’s latest SNC-HMX70 security camera maintains an all-round 360-degree hemispheric view with no blind spots – ensuring full situational awareness in a wide range of indoor surveillance applications. The camera's fixed lens and high-resolution 12-megapixel CMOS sensor stream crisply detailed, high-resolution video at a smooth 30 fps. This assures that people and objects are seen clearly, even in challenging lighting conditions.  Harshly backlit windows, lobbies and entrances...

IC Realtime appoints Jorge Perez as President and head for Ella Intelligent

IC Realtime, a provider in digital surveillance and security technology appoints Jorge Perez as President of Global Business Development and the new head of the Ella Intelligent Video Search business unit. Video search engine  Within the new role, Perez will be responsible for the oversight of new features and app roll outs under Ella. Additionally, Perez will oversee operations and staffing within the Ella intelligent video search division of IC Realtime. Ella is a deep-learning video se...

Round table discussions

How important is packaging in the commercial security market?

High-quality products are the building blocks of successful physical security systems. How they are packaged may sometimes be seen as an unimportant detail or an afterthought. But should it be? Effective packaging can serve many functions, from creating a favorable customer impression to ensuring the product isn’t damaged in transit. Packaging can also contribute to ease of installation. On the negative side, excess packaging can be an environmental concern, especially for customers who ar...

How many megapixels are enough in video surveillance?

Higher pixel count is better. It’s a basic tenet of the video surveillance market, or at least it is the implication as manufacturers continue to tout their latest products offering ever-higher pixel counts. But the reality is more nuanced, as our Expert Panel Roundtable panelists explain this week. Pixel count shouldn’t be seen as an end unto itself, but rather as a factor in determining what camera is applicable to which application. Pixel count is just one factor of several to con...

Which non-security uses of video are catching on?

For many years, generally speaking, the use of video surveillance has been seen as an extension of an end user customer’s security system. However, recently, we have also heard about how video can help customers more generally, providing benefits that extend beyond security and encompass better operations and management. Easier economic justification is one important aspect of looking more broadly at the benefits of video surveillance to the enterprise as a whole. Better return on investme...