Public sector security

Cybersecurity concerns temper optimism on ISC West 2018 day one

ISC West in Las Vegas kicked off with a bang on Wednesday, reflecting a healthy physical security industry with an overall upbeat outlook on the future. Driving the optimism is a pending new wave of product innovation, propelled largely by developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning. Some of that new wave is evident at ISC West, but much of the talk still centres on what’s to come. Attendees flocked to the first day of the show to check out the newest technologies, and t...

Panasonic to exhibit end-to-end security and evidence management solutions at ISC West 2018

Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America will showcase its latest innovations and a diversified technology portfolio of end-to-end security and evidence management solutions at ISC West 2018 Booth 10037, April 11-13, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. Expanding upon the broad collection of fixed, mobile and body-worn hardware and software surveillance platforms unveiled late last year, Panasonic will exhibit a collection of highly-integrated products and services...

BQT Solutions to showcase access control innovations at ISC West 2018

BQT Solutions, a manufacturer of high-security card and biometric readers and locks, will be exhibiting at ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas on April 10-13 at booth 20134. The company is proud to be showcasing a selection of new innovations this year including the YG10 Roller Door lock, which is also featured in ISC West’s new product showcase. BQT Solutions provides a wide range of both off-the-shelf products and customised access control solutions. BQT is trusted by some of the most high-risk...

IDIS strengthens technical service operations by appointing Chris Morss as Support Technician

IDIS, South Korea’s largest surveillance manufacturer, has strengthened its UK customer service operation with the appointment of Chris Morss as Support Technician based out of the company’s European headquarters in Brentford, London. Chris joins a growing team offering on-site technical support, telephone advice and training to IDIS’ customers and partners. He will report to Billy Hopkins who this year was promoted to the position of Senior Technical Manager. Chris joins the...

Avigilon to preview Appearance Search video analytics technology at ISC West 2018

Avigilon Corporation (‘Avigilon’), provider of trusted security solutions, announced it will preview the next evolution of its award-winning Avigilon Appearance Search video analytics technology at ISC West 2018. Available in its upcoming Avigilon Control Center (ACC) 6.10 video management software, Avigilon Appearance Search technology will allow users to initiate a search for a person by selecting certain specific physical descriptions, including hair and clothing colour, gender,...

How security education and industry partnerships will help us prepare for a safe future

When asked about what the market should be thinking about in 2018, I am left offering an answer that serves as an urgent call to action: prepare yourself for change! The security industry is soon likely to see a dramatic shift from the traditional segmentation of commercial and residential security. Smart phones, mobile technologies, cloud computing, and having everything provided ‘as a service’ in peoples’ lives means users of buildings have a new set of expectations. In many...

Round Table Discussions

Expert views on PSIM, analogue HD, video analytics and more

Some Expert Panel Roundtable topics are more challenging than others. Occasionally a question will “stump” the panel – i.e., no one will choose to answer it. Other times, only one or two panellists will step forward to answer a question. One comment does not a “panel” make. Taken together, however, these varied comments offer their own range of insights into the evolving physical security market. Let’s look at some of these assorted Expert Panel comments over...

Who should be ‘In the Room’ when deciding to buy security systems?

We in the physical security market tend to watch closely how the buying decision is made. If anything, the buying process has become more complex in recent years. We have seen the impact of security systems extending beyond the core security department, and with greater impact come more stakeholders. “Buying by committee” is more the rule than the exception, and the committee is getting rather large in some situations. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Who should be...

Is there a seasonal impact on security system sales?

Any business sees its share of highs and low, of flare-ups and lulls. In the security market, several factors can impact general business trends, whether at the macro level or for an individual manufacturer or integrator. The economy is always a factor in the business climate, but are there others? We asked our Expert Panel to assess the impact of another variable – the seasons. Specifically, we asked this week’s Expert Panel: What is the seasonal impact on sales of security technolo...