Intrusion detection

ISC West 2018 focuses on physical security along with IoT and cloud-based solutions

Friday marked the closing day of ISC West 2018. ISC West, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the largest converged security event of the year, experienced its biggest and most successful year to date. On the heels of ISC West being named to Trade Show Executive’s Next 50 List for Attendance Growth in 2017, this year included a larger show floor with more exhibits than ever before (an additional 4K square feet from last year), growth in featured areas (Unmanned Security...

Impact of sophisticated IT technologies on the security market

Over the course of the past few months, I have discussed a myriad of topics, from Big Data, the Internet of Things and emerging video surveillance-use cases, to analytics, storage complexities and IT technologies like virtualisation and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). All of these trends have a significant effect on the security market, and in April they were highlighted in spades at ISC West. It’s great to talk about these trends but it’s far better to see how they are being l...

Honeywell showcases connected home and building technologies at ISC West 2018

Honeywell invites attendees to ISC West 2018 and visit Honeywell’s booth #14025 from April 11 to 13 in Las Vegas, to see the latest connected home and buildings technologies. Visitors will get an early preview of Honeywell Home’s next generation security solutions –from All-in-One to Tower versions – featuring smart designs to keep users safe and connected. Dealers can experience how Honeywell’s voice, video and mobile solutions integrate with today’s connecte...

Z-Wave Alliance highlights smart automated security solutions at ISC West 2018

The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organisation dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, will host the Z-Wave Pavilion at ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada with member companies in home security. In its fourth year at ISC West, the Z-Wave Pavilion will feature a variety of member companies who will exhibit their smart home solutions and products, focusing specifically on the smart home security space. The Alliance is also announcing a unique partnership wi...

Small business owners reduce losses with smart video surveillance

Small business owners work hard. They are often the first ones there in the morning and the last to leave at night. Even then, they likely bring their work home with them. During that time, everything they do is aimed at making their business as successful as possible. Because of this, many business owners don’t take vacations, and if they do, they spend a lot of time worrying about their business while they’re away. In both cases, the potential for burnout is tremendously high. Th...

Bosch focuses on data and IoT-enabled integrated security solutions at ISC West 2018

At ISC West 2018, Bosch Security and Safety Systems will showcase new hardware and software products and tools to make installations and upgrades easier and more attractive for integrators, integrated security systems that deliver significant business benefits for end users, and solutions to further increase data security in video surveillance. Visitors to the Bosch booth will see a new app that makes planning and pre-configuration of video systems more efficient, an enhanced communicator for up...

Round Table Discussions

Was 2017 a good or bad year for security?

The end of the year is a great time to take stock of one’s accomplishments during the year, and to reflect on successes and failures, where we are and where we’re going. 2017 brought a lot of change to the physical security market, but were the changes positive or negative? Our Expert Panelists tend to be a thoughtful and reflective group, so we wanted to get their thoughts and insights at year-end about 2017 in the security market. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable:...

How do customers under-utilise their video security systems?

Video systems today offer more capabilities than ever. Consequently, the systems can be used in new ways. For a variety of reasons, however, many customers don’t take full advantage of the capabilities of their video systems and therefore are leaving value on the table. Education and training are tools to alleviate the situation, but the first step is to identify the new ways that video can be used. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How do customers under-utilise their vi...

What is an acceptable life cycle for a physical security system?

Companies in fast-moving industries tend to want half or more of their revenue to come from products released in the last three or so years. The logical extension of that philosophy is the demise of product "cash cows" that remain in a company's portfolio for many years. Where better to witness the shortening life cycles of technology products than in the smart phone market, where most of us buy into the hype of the "latest and greatest?" But does acceleration of new product introductions transl...