Technologies that headlined ISC West included H.265, drones and biometric solutions that are sure to change the security landscape. SD&I asked a few of the Security-Net group of integration companies to prowl the show floor in search of potential game-changing technologies from the integrator’s point of view.
Here are the products that grabbed their attention:
CrucialTrak Biometric Access Control System: CrucialTrak brings together fingerprint, facial, iris and palm vein technology as part of a single sphere-shaped terminal (read more in our recap of the SIA New Product Showcase at www.securityinfowatch.com/12323116). The technology can be ideal for high-security areas that require multi biometric authentication at the door, and it can be easily mounted to a stand or incorporated as part of an turnstile entry system. It is a “wow factor” solution that can get you into the door to talk to a customer.
Panasonic i-PRO Extreme Line: It provides H.265 compression and full data encryption from the camera to the recorder. Its intelligent auto capabilities saves time and money for installers because it can automatically compensate for changing backlight, eliminating the need for the installer to make multiple trips to modify the camera for lighting changes.
Genetec Clearance: Today’s customers are looking for systems that enable them to manage all of their data. The Clearance Collaborative Case Management System allows users to collect, manage and share video evidence and other relevant case information. Designed for police departments, investigators and security managers, it is a cloud-based solution that simplifies collaboration between departments or agencies. For example, video saved in the system can be tagged as associated with a specific case and include details such as data, time and who has access to this material. The system can incorporate video from mobile phones, surveillance systems and body worn cameras. For security systems integrators, offering this type of solution provides the opportunity to work more closely with police departments and municipalities.
QCIC Group: The security engineering consultancy group has introduced a CAD automation solution that can match up the parts with the CAD drawing, thereby providing greater efficiency in the workflow of a project, resulting in a lower project costs for the customer. The system takes a CAD drawing and maps out the wiring links and hardware schedule for a new access control and surveillance system, for example. A system with 70 readers and 80 cameras would typically take a few weeks to pull together, but this solution can complete the task in as little as 12 hours.
S2 Magic Monitor: It brings together security, safety and informational content into a video device, such as a single video display or a video wall. By dragging and dropping cameras within the user interface, video streams from any S2 NetVR can be directed to any local or remote Magic Monitor display. For customers, the benefit is a unified approach to both video and access control, improving efficiency for security guards, for example.
Tyco Security Products C•CURE Go Reader: With remote applications growing in importance, those in the field are looking for more methods to provide security at all times and at all locations. Tyco’s product is designed to imitate a full-fledged iSTAR door controller – it can be used as a mobile card reader or virtual door, complete with schedules, clearances and holidays. With it, integrators can provide customers a method to validate cards, and can access this info by connecting either to the C•CURE 9000 server while online, or in offline mode using a cached database.
Paul Rothman is Editor in Chief of Security Dealer & Integrator (SD&I) magazine. Access the current issue, archives and subscription links at www.secdealer.com.
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