Cell phones aren't just for games, music and text messaging any more. They're also good for video surveillance. The Honeywell Total Connect can send images and video for the purpose of verification or just to check on your child coming home from school.
Also in the Honeywell booth: Former NY Knicks guard John Starks was signing autographs. Apologies for the blurry photo, but tradeshow photography isn't a slam dunk.
What's a security show without the Pelco Mobile Product Showcase truck? Their location right outside Javits was a nice a place for CCTV installing integrators to escape the tradeshow noise and get a lock on hot video technologies.
iControl's web-based system and connection technology now links up with GE Security's Simon alarm panels, and will be offered through Monitronics (among others). President/CEO Reza Raji was on hand to showcase this technology for extending the reach of home security and monitoring.
Video surveillance without having to run the wiresÂ is the theme at VisualGate Systems, which uses powerline video transmission. Generally, this technology is considered for temporary security needs or for facilities where boring holes through walls to run cables isn't acceptable.