Mobile communications

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...

Learning to combine the cloud and on-premise security in 2018

This time last year, we predicted 2017 would be the year digital identities began transforming trusted access and other interactions in physical and online environments. Continuous authentication experience Demand grew for unified identity and access management systems supporting both cards and mobile devices. Trusted identities began bridging the gap between connected workers and smart buildings. We saw new IoT use cases that employ location services technologies to create a continuous authe...

Aiphone enhances emergency tower design for accurate incident management

Aiphone Corp., a manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, has announced enhancements to its emergency enclosure products. Towers and wall boxes now feature built-in UL Listed electrical boxes to easily satisfy local electrical codes. The new modular tower designs also include an optional CCTV camera arm module. Now a second camera can be mounted to the top of the towers, providing security personnel with a second line of sight to more accurately assess and respond to situation...

Axis introduces smart background music and public-address network audio offering

Axis adds to its growing offering for smart, network based audio solutions for use beyond traditional security. A new network audio bridge allows integration between analogue and network audio systems and lets customers benefit from the advantages of a network-based system, while keeping current analogue hardware. Axis also introduces a new network microphone console that, when paired together with Axis network speakers, creates a complete public-address system. The latest additions from Axis C...

Critical Communications MENA 2017: Sponsor Nedaa to showcase core strategies for supporting public safety enforcement

H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, headed the opening rites of Critical Communications Middle East and North Africa 2017 (CCMENA) Conference and Expo at Dubai World Trade Centre. Professional Communication Corporation - Nedaa, the Dubai Government security networks provider, is participating as the event’s major sponsor (Host Operator) for the fifth consecutive year and will demonstrate its core strategies for supporting pu...

Nedap introduces SENSIT enhancements along with new generation of smart parking products

Nedap, global provider of parking detection technology, launches a brand-new generation of smart parking products. With a new smart parking sensor, parking guidance app and gateway, Nedap continues to innovate the leading smart parking platform: SENSIT. The platform contributes to the optimisation of parking guidance and traffic flows in city centers and retail environment all over the world. Resulting in: less congestion, reduction of emissions, safer streets and thus a more attractive city for...

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...

Does the security market really understand the meaning of 'cloud?'

There’s a huge cloud hanging over the physical security market, but in a good way. Cloud-based systems, whether for video, access control or another category, are on the verge of taking the industry by storm. The benefits of that mythical “cloud” are well-known, or certainly well-touted, in the market. It’s almost as if the word “cloud” has become a buzzword that can mean different things, or at least whatever the customer wants it to mean (as long as they buy...

What surprised you most at ISC West 2017?

Once again, ISC West has come and gone. The show continues to please exhibitors and attendees. Reviews are generally glowing and enthusiastic. For all its successes, however, there is a certain repetition from year to year – a lot of the same players, the same technology trends (not to mention the same venue every year, but who doesn’t like Vegas?) But even among the repetition, there is usually at least one element that is surprising. Perhaps it’s the unexpected elements that...