Remote video monitoring

UTC Climate agrees to acquire S2 Security for providing enhanced solutions across the world

UTC Climate, Controls & Security has agreed to acquire S2 Security, a developer of unified security and video management solutions. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a provider of fire safety, security, building automation, heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration systems, and is a unit of United Technologies Corp. Enhanced service capabilities "This move is well aligned with our strategic focus to grow our core business and increase innovation," said Alex Hou...

Allied Universal acknowledges security officers during the fourth Annual National Security Officer Appreciation Week

Allied Universal is proud to recognise security officers during the fourth annual National Security Officer Appreciation Week, September 16 – 22, 2018. “National Security Officer Appreciation Week honours the incredible efforts of our nation’s security officers to create safer and more secure environments,” says Steve Jones, CEO, Allied Universal. “The appreciation week is also an opportunity to profile the many roles security officers fill; debunk misconceptions a...

PureTech Systems works with Skyfront to provide automated drone deployment at an alarm location

PureTech Systems announces its latest capability, which provides for automated dispatch of a security drone to an alarm location. The alarm can originate from sensor sources capable of providing a location including PureActiv geospatial video analytics, radar, acoustic buried/fence sensor, UGS, access control, contact alarm, and user input. High resolution cameras, excellent stabilisation measures, lighter materials and better battery life have combined to make drones efficient surveillance pla...

Milestone to release XProtect VMS R3 with built-in analytics and camera integration capabilities

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), announces XProtect 2018 R3 to be released on October 2. With this third release in 2018, Milestone is continuing to respond to the demands from the partner community. We live in an ever-changing world, and the frequent release cycle ensures that the needs of Milestone stakeholders are rapidly met. Many modern-day surveillance cameras are shipped with advanced analytical functions like motion detection, te...

Viking Electronics’ C-500 advanced entry phone controller is designed with call forwarding, relay control and keyless entry

The C-500 advanced entry phone controller allows single line telephones or a telephone system to share a phone line with two Viking entry phones. This powerful controller provides call forwarding, relay control, keyless entry and more. “It’s a feature rich access controller in a very small package.” – Joanne Minke, Product Specialist, Viking Electronics, Inc. Up to four C-500’s can also be connected in series allowing control of up to eight entry points. Tenants ma...

Steps to develop an integrated retail security strategy

There are many aspects to consider when developing a retail security strategy, including loss prevention, physical security, asset protection, risk management, and IT. All these areas could be the responsibility of just a few people working to secure a handful of stores or each of these areas could be entirely separate departments, as is often the case for major retailers with locations throughout the country. Regardless of the size of the retailer, there are many different technologies that ca...