Home Security Systems

Mivatek provides Smart Connect platform and devices for Asia Pacific Telecom’s Home Guardian programme

Mivatek Smart Connect (formerly “Mivatek”) announces the signing of a partnership agreement with Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), whereby APT will use Mivatek Smart Connect’s plug-n-play Smart Home solutions and service. Mivatek’s mobile-cloud IoT platform and smart devices will form the foundation of APT's Home Guardian programme - a DIY MIY Smart Home service available to 2.6 million APT's customers. The new APT Home Guardian programme is the company’s first offering...

Oncam announces strategic partnership with BDF Sicurezza Latina

Oncam, global provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, has announced partnership with BDF Sicurezza Latina to provide the company's full suite of products to Italy as the country's first Oncam distributor. The strategic partnership offers customers the ability to incorporate Oncam's innovative technology into their security plan to help increase situational awareness and aid in investigations. The new 180-degree product range delivers something truly unique to...

National Security Inspectorate appoints Robert Conlon as Head of Standards

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), UK’s renowned independent certification body specialising in the security, guarding and fire sectors, announces the appointment of Robert Conlon as Head of Standards. This newly-created position demonstrates NSI’s commitment to continually enhancing its technical know-how and expertise within the industry in which its approved companies operate to recognised British and International standards.  In his new role, Conlon will oversee NSI...

ADT partners with Cofense to provide phishing detection solutions

ADT Inc., a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, and Cofense, provider of human-driven phishing defense solutions worldwide, have announced a partnership to offer phishing detection and response to ADT customers. ADT Cybersecurity provides enterprise and mid-market businesses with managed detection and response (MDR) services to combat advanced cyberthreats in real time. This service is now augmented by Cofense Tr...

OpenView to preview IP-based concierge system as part of smart living solutions at Housing 2018

OpenView Security Solutions, the UK’S largest privately owned independent security company and a national supplier of electrical and mechanical services, is showcasing its comprehensive range of smart living solutions on stand D44 at Housing 2018. This will include a preview of a new IP-based concierge system developed with stand partner Appello that will deliver a unique range of capabilities. Efficient care and health services According to Andy Ward, Sales Director at OpenView: &ldquo...

Secutech Vietnam 2018 to showcase safety and security solutions

The premium sourcing and networking platform is set to fully occupy the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City. The 11th edition will take place from 16 – 18 August 2018 as strong growth in Vietnam’s economy continues to raise demand for safety and security products. The 2018 edition is expected to surpass the attendance figures of previous years as over 300 exhibitors (2017: 270) are estimated to partake in the show in over 10,000 sqm of floor space. A large...

Round table discussions

How does the residential/smart home market impact commercial security?

The residential/smart home market is undergoing revolutionary transformation, with a flood of new products and technologies helping to make our homes more connected, easier to manage and, yes, smarter. These massive steps forward provide challenges, and also opportunities, for the security industry, which has played a major role in protecting homes and residents for decades. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How are changes in the residential/smart home market impacting securit...

Is the security industry shifting toward end-to-end solutions?

Products are the building blocks of systems and solutions. How those products are combined, and where the integration happens, is a variable in the physical security market. Before the advent of open systems, a single manufacturer typically combined his own products, using proprietary connections, into end-to-end solutions for customers. Open systems undermined that paradigm to some degree and made it possible for customers to pick and choose products from multiple manufacturers to be integrated...

What are the pitfalls of do-it-yourself security systems?

“Don’t try this at home.” It’s a common warning, but how does it apply to security systems? With today’s systems becoming easier to install, and with customers becoming more tech-savvy, there is a growing market for “do-it-yourself” or DIY home security systems. The trend also extends beyond the home security market: Business end users may also think they can forgo a professional installer and handle installation in-house. The customer may save money by...