IP security solutions

Vicon Valerus 18 offers H.265 support and simplified VMS experience

Vicon Industries, Inc., designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, has announced the release of Valerus 18, the most significant update yet to its popular video management software. With the latest release, Valerus provides enhancements to its user interface, new data backup and security options, and support for H.265 cameras. It also introduces a new module, Valerus/ViconNet Gateway, which provides a simple and affordable...

BREAKING: Motorola to acquire Avigilon in billion dollar deal

Motorola Solutions has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire video surveillance provider Avigilon in an all-cash transaction that will enhance Motorola Solutions’ portfolio of mission-critical communications technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, Motorola Solutions will acquire all of Avigilon’s outstanding shares for CAD$27.00 per share. The enterprise value of the transaction is approximately US$1.0 billion ...

Vanderbilt hires Alan Nydes as new Northeast Director of Sales to enhance sales team

Vanderbilt, provider of state-of-the-art security systems, has expanded the capabilities of its sales team through the appointment of Alan Nydes as Northeast Director of Sales. In his new position with Vanderbilt, Nydes will oversee the implementing and managing of sales activities in his target region, identifying new market opportunities and defining the actions required to build revenue. Access control and video security expert Nydes is an access control and video security expert with expe...

Intersec 2018 focused on AI, robotics, security, safety and fire protection technologies

The latest trends in artificial intelligence and robotics in policing societies, along with major projects fuelling growth in the Middle East commercial security landscape, were among many talking points, as Intersec concluded its 20th edition in Dubai. Live demonstrations for attendees The world’s leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection featured 1,337 exhibitors from 59 countries, while 29,532 visitors from 129 countries stopped by the Dubai International Convention...

Matrox showcases AV-over-IP video recording solutions at Integrated Systems Europe 2018

Matrox Graphics Inc. will be at Integrated Systems Europe 2018 (Stand #11-D120) demonstrating the ease with which any data source can be seamlessly captured, streamed, recorded, extended, displayed, and controlled—with exceptional quality and performance on standard 1 GigE networks. Matrox Maevex 6100 Series quad 4K enterprise encoders, Mura IPX video wall 4K capture and IP encoder/decoder cards, Extio 3 IP KVM extenders, and Monarch streaming and recording appliances will be the centrepi...

Suprema showcases advanced biometric-based centralised access control solution at Intersec 2018

Suprema, a global biometrics and security company, showcased CoreStation, the world's most advanced biometric-based centralised access control solution at Intersec 2018. At the show, Suprema also showcased showcased its fingerprint reader and RFID/keypad readers, as well as updated BioStar 2, an access management software. Intelligent Door Controller The new Suprema CoreStation is an intelligent door controller, which provides advantages of biometric-enabled security over centralised access c...

Round Table Discussions

What are the security challenges of the enterprise market?

Enterprise customers provide a large, and very lucrative, business opportunity for the physical security market. These customers include big global companies with plenty of revenue to spend and employees and facilities to protect. As a group, enterprise customers also tend to be a demanding lot, requiring systems that are large, scalable, that can operate across a wide geographic area, and that provide top-notch system performance. Enterprise customers set the standards of performance for the en...

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:...

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...