Residential security systems

National Security Inspectorate appoints Robert Conlon as Head of Standards

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), UK’s renowned independent certification body specialising in the security, guarding and fire sectors, announces the appointment of Robert Conlon as Head of Standards. This newly-created position demonstrates NSI’s commitment to continually enhancing its technical know-how and expertise within the industry in which its approved companies operate to recognised British and International standards.  In his new role, Conlon will oversee NSI...

DSC PowerSeries Neo intrusion panel from Johnson Controls receives NF & A2P cybersecurity certification

Johnson Controls has announced that the PowerSeries Neo intrusion panel from DSC is the first intrusion alarm panel to be awarded the NF & A2P certification for cybersecurity protection from CNPP, the French national authority for risk prevention and control. The groundbreaking NF & A2P certification was awarded to DSC PowerSeries Neo under a newly created category that evaluates and certifies a security product’s cybersecurity readiness. The certification recognises PowerSeries N...

Viking expands VE-Series surface mount boxes

Viking’s family of surface mount boxes has expanded to include low profile boxes in a variety of sizes and colours, making the VE-Series even more versatile for your surface mount application. “This is an upgrade that our customers have been asking for. These low profile boxes are tough, yet aesthetically designed for hallways, store fronts and building entry, or any crowded area.” – Geoff Heintz, Engineering Manager, Viking Electronics. Viking’s rugged surface mo...

Nortek Security & Control acquires IntelliVision to expand presence in Artificial Intelligence and video analytics market

Leaping to the forefront of the rapidly growing fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and video analytics, Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC), a global provider of smart connected devices and systems for residential, security, access control and digital health markets, announced the acquisition of San Jose, California-based IntelliVision Technologies Corp., a pioneer and leader in Artificial Intelligence, smart cameras and deep learning-based video analytics software. IntelliVision will o...

Electronic Security Expo 2018 to focus on life safety and monitoring solutions

Electronic Security Expo 2018 has added booths to the expo floor, accommodating influx of vendors wanting to meet with passionate security professionals this June. “We’re finding companies are excited to have a focused show where they can have quality interactions with real decision-makers from some of the most influential security, life safety, and monitoring companies around,” says ESX VP of Business Development, Jessica DaCosta. The recent expansion adds space for new exhi...

KWIKSET unveil convert Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit

Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, global provider of residential security solutions, announced the availability of its Kwikset Convert locksets, its new Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit. Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit Kwikset Convert will turn mechanical locks, even non-Kwikset locks, into smart, electronic locks. The Conversion Kit replaces the interior half of an existing lock without changing the exterior. Consequently, Kwikset Conve...

Round Table Discussions

How does the residential/smart home market impact commercial security?

The residential/smart home market is undergoing revolutionary transformation, with a flood of new products and technologies helping to make our homes more connected, easier to manage and, yes, smarter. These massive steps forward provide challenges, and also opportunities, for the security industry, which has played a major role in protecting homes and residents for decades. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How are changes in the residential/smart home market impacting securit...

What are the pitfalls of do-it-yourself security systems?

“Don’t try this at home.” It’s a common warning, but how does it apply to security systems? With today’s systems becoming easier to install, and with customers becoming more tech-savvy, there is a growing market for “do-it-yourself” or DIY home security systems. The trend also extends beyond the home security market: Business end users may also think they can forgo a professional installer and handle installation in-house. The customer may save money by...

When does it make sense to share video from a private system?

More cameras today are providing more video than ever, but how much of the video is available when and how it is needed? The question often comes up when law enforcement entities are seeking to access video from private systems to help solve a crime. There are many more private video systems than public systems, but is the video available when needed? And what about privacy: In what situations is it acceptable to share private video for the public good? We took these questions to this week&rsquo...