Security installation

Orisec introduces compact and easy-to-install Covert Wireless Shock Detector

At less than 1 inch wide, Orisec have launched a Covert Wireless Shock Detector which is small enough to install in almost any location, even concealed within uPVC window and door frames. Orisec designs and manufactures wireless and wired intruder alarm equipment exclusively for professional installers. Founded on invention and innovation with a focus on exceptional design and performance, Orisec has filed more than 100 patents, registered designs and trademarks. Above all, their products are r...

Viking launches K-1900-7-IP vandal resistant VoIP SIP hot line panel phone

Viking’s K-1900-7-IP is a durable, attractive, and easy to use VoIP SIP hot line phone, capable of withstanding harsh conditions and abuse. “The K-1900-7-IP provides a vandal resistant aspect that most VoIP SIP phones fall short of. Plus, it’s easy to use and program.” – James Catt, Engineer, Viking Electronics, Inc. The K-1900-7-IP calls a number when the handset is lifted. Once the call is answered two-way communication is established. If the first number is busy...

Allegion completes acquisition of commercial door manufacturer QMI

Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a global security products and solutions provider, has completed, through one of its subsidiaries, the previously announced acquisition of QMI. Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, QMI is one of the Middle East’s largest manufacturers of commercial steel and wood doors and frames. This product offering is closely aligned with Allegion’s core business and specification capabilities, and it provides customers with full-door solutions in the Middle East...

Hanwha Techwin Europe collaborates with ADI Global Distribution to promote Wisenet video surveillance solutions

Hanwha Techwin Europe has teamed up with ADI Global Distribution to create a Pan-European marketing campaign to raise awareness and highlight the advantages Wisenet cameras, recording devices and video management software offer to installers and system integrators. The two companies will conduct a wide range of marketing activities including live demonstrations of the comprehensive range of Wisenet video surveillance solutions at roadshows and seminars, the placement of advertisements in leadin...

Videx launches new video entry system with 3.5” handsfree colour monitor

Access control and door entry provider Videx has introduced a new video entry system that boasts a 3.5” handsfree colour monitor, integrated optional proximity for up to 50 users, that only requires two wires to link the door panels, videophones and PSUs together. Rob Sands, Technical Director at Videx UK, said: “The wiring of these systems is very simple, meaning installation is quick and easy, so they’re a great door entry solution for houses, flats, apartments and small off...

ShotSpotter and Verizon collaborate to enhance gunshot detection through city street lights

ShotSpotter announced an agreement with Verizon to bring the ShotSpotter solution to cities by leveraging Verizon's Light Sensory Network, an IoT platform deployed on street lights. Verizon’s Light Sensory Network is part of Verizon’s Smart Communities technology, which offers a range of services to cities including lighting control, traffic analytics, parking optimisation, public safety support and now gunshot detection. By utilising a city's lighting infrastructure, it will now be...

Round Table Discussions

Why should a customer continue to buy “premium” surveillance cameras?

Remarkable changes are happening in the video camera market for surveillance applications, including the emergence of lower-priced products that offer features that previously were only available at a much higher price point. Deflating prices of cameras are sometimes referred to as a “race to the bottom” – foreshadowing a market of low-cost cameras that all provide similar features. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable to comment on camera pricing trends and how c...

Is the role of manpower more or less important for security today?

Even the most effective technologies usually require some level of human involvement. What new technologies do, generally speaking, is change the nature of a human’s role. Most jobs in today’s world are vastly different than 50 years ago, in many cases because of the changing role of technology. In the physical security world, what specific impact does technology have on the human element of systems? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Have recent developments in secu...

Are mergers and acquisitions good or bad for the security industry?

Consolidation is a reality in the security and video surveillance market. In the last several years, we have seen a variety of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) involving scores of companies of all sizes. But what is the impact of M&A activity on the companies involved, on their customers, and on the industry as a whole? We posed this question to our Expert Panel Roundtable: Do mergers and acquisitions have a net positive or net negative impact on the security market (and why)?