June 2019

Gunshot Detection
Gunshot Detection

Tech Deep Dive: Gunshot Detection

June 12, 2019
How the products work and integrate with other systems
For more than two decades, Matt Powell has worked in the security industry, experiencing the market as an end-user, manufacturer, and integrator. He specializes in transportation security, leading Convergint’s transportation market efforts. To learn more about Convergint Technologies, visit www.convergint.com.
Gunshot Detection

Integration Tips: Gunshot Detection Technology

June 12, 2019
Convergint's Matt Powell on how to work with clients to choose and deploy the technology
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AI-powered people counting analytics can tell school administrators how many students entered the school that morning and how many exited the building during an evacuation.
Video Analytics

AI on School Campuses

June 12, 2019
Outlining the benefits of facial recognition, people counting, perimeter detection and LPR in the education market
Greg Kessinger has been the fire alarm and codes expert and a regular contributor to Security Business magazine for more than 15 years. Please email him your fire & life safety questions for potential inclusion in this column at greg@firealarm.org.

Fire & Life Safety: School EVAC System Rules

A fire alarm system primer for new educational occupancies
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Video Surveillance

Industry Roundtable: Video Surveillance Trends, Sponsored by Hanwha Techwin America

June 12, 2019
From the cloud, to cybersecurity, to standardization – find out what technologies and issues are affecting integrators the most

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Paul Rothman is Editor-in-Chief of Security Business magazine. Email him your comments and questions at prothman@securitybusinessmag.com. Access the current issue, full archives and apply for a free subscription at www.securitybusinessmag.com.

Editor's Note: Best Buy is Betting on PERS

June 12, 2019
Residential security integrators face more competition, this time from evolved big-box retailers
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The colors, materials and finishes entrance control products will impact both the look and functionality of a facility.
Perimeter Security

Security Entrance Product Evaluation Tips

June 12, 2019
Eight factors to consider when helping your customer choose access control technology
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If you attended ISC West in April, you were almost certainly bombarded with the industry buzz term and marketing tactic du jour: artificial intelligence (AI).
Video Analytics

Tech Trends: Going Deeper on Deep Learning

June 12, 2019
The challenge for integrators is sifting through the marketing buzz to get down to real-life uses
Chris Peterson is the founder and president of Vector Firm (www.vectorfirm.com), a sales consulting and training company built specifically for the security industry. To request more info about the company, visit www.securityinfowatch.com/12361573.

Modern Selling: Modern-Day Networking

June 12, 2019
Six ways to maximize your number of new business connections
Photo: iStock
While security integrators have become accustomed to offering cloud-based services to their customers, the same technology can be a major benefit to their own company
Business Services for Security Dealers & Integrators

Is Your Security Business Ready for the Cloud?

June 12, 2019
While security integrators have become accustomed to offering cloud-based services to their customers, the same technology can be a major benefit to their own company
Ric McCullough is COO for PSA Security Network. To request more information about PSA, please visit www.securityinfowatch.com/10214742.

Insider Intelligence: 5S in the Digital Era

June 12, 2019
It may be almost a century old, but 5S can still be used today to help you stay relevant and organized
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Central Station Alarm Monitoring

AvantGuard Monitoring announces third central station

New facility will eventually become part of company's redundancy infrastructure

NC4 launches cybersecurity company, Celerium

May 29, 2019
Company to bring innovative cyber defense solutions to market
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Security Industry Services

Distributor Synnex introduces new security programs and benefits

May 29, 2019
Offerings include cybersecurity program management tool, expanded Network Operations Center (NOC) offering, security management support and next-gen tool to assess emerging technology...

Resideo acquires energy efficiency technology from Whisker Labs

May 29, 2019
Acquisition expands smart-home comfort offering
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Authorized Dealer Programs

ADT launches Authorized Provider status for elite dealers

New tier designed to give all ADT dealers an incentive to grow their businesses; SafeStreets USA first to achieve designation
Authorized Dealer Programs

Alula launches AlulaConnect partner portal

May 29, 2019
Upgraded portal gives dealers mobile set-up, support, troubleshooting and more efficient communications with customers
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Industry Trade Associations

NJESA announces winners of Youth Scholarship Program

Two honorees eligible for national award from the Electronic Security Association
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Fire & Life Safety

NFPA 2019 Conference & Expo set for June 17-20

May 29, 2019
San Antonio event to feature more than 120 educational sessions and 325 exhibitors

NSA’s David Hogue to Keynote Cyber:Secured Forum

Hogue will address fostering innovation and public-private partnerships in cyber defense at the second annual cybersecurity educational summit for the security industry July 29...
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Schneider Electric has finalized the sale of Pelco to U.S.-based private equity firm Transom Capital Group.

Pelco sold to U.S.-based private equity firm

May 28, 2019
Terms of the deal not disclosed
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Temporary concrete barriers, such as those pictured here, are increasingly being utilized to prevent vehicle attacks in cities around the world. They are but one of a myriad options city leaders and organizations have at their disposal to mitigate vehicle attacks.
Personnel & Vehicle Barriers

Key considerations in mitigating vehicle attacks

May 28, 2019
Combining design best practices with the latest tech solutions is paramount
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Nortek Security & Control President Mike O’Neal has left the company.
Alarm Systems & Intrusion Detection

Mike O'Neal leaves Nortek Security & Control

May 28, 2019
Search underway for new leader following president's departure
Ascent Capital Group announced last week that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Monitronics International, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a restructuring effort that will eliminate $885 million in debt from the company’s balance sheet.

Monitronics plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

May 28, 2019
Restructuring effort expected to eliminate $885 million in company's debt
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Alarm Annunciators

STI-SA5500 & SA5600 Select-Alert Sirens/Strobes

A highly effective way to alert to unauthorized use, theft or vandalism, as well as unwarranted exits and entries
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AXIS C8210 Network Audio Amplifier

May 24, 2019
makes migration from traditional to network audio systems smart and easy
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Installation Tools & Equipment

Platinum Tools EXO Termination Kits

May 24, 2019
Features the EXO Crimp Frame with the EXO-EX and the EZ-RJ45 interchangeable dies
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Power Systems & Supplies

LifeSafety Power Gemini RGL

May 24, 2019
New product lets systems integrators customize a power drawer in a rack mount configuration for added specification flexibility
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Smart Home

Control4 Smart Home OS 3 from SnapAV

May 24, 2019
Designed to unify hundreds of connected devices within the home and control them all from a single platform
Control4's new release of its Smart Home OS 3 solution is stepping up to meet all challenges consumers might face when it comes to designing, implementing and servicing their smart home systems.
Smart Home

Control4 plays it smart with new home systems platform

May 23, 2019
Company's new Smart Home OS 3 solution steps up to meet all challenges of designing, implementing and servicing a smart home system
Vintra has built its proprietary deep learning-powered video analytic solution, FulcrumAI, from the ground up, and has optimized its machine learning models to take advantage of the latest GPU hardware and acceleration techniques.
Video Analytics

Vintra integrates with Genetec to enable AI-powered video analytics

May 23, 2019
The company’s solution can now be easily deployed to augment the majority of enterprise-grade security, safety, and productivity needs and scenarios
Security 101, one of the nation’s fastest-growing security integrators, has opened a new office in San Antonio. Jeff Ye is the owner and general manager of the office.
Dealers, Integrators & Installing Companies

Security 101 opens office in rapidly growing San Antonio

May 23, 2019
The San Antonio market is an ideal location for a security integration firm
The Pro 2MP Micro includes a lens that can be placed up to 20 feet away from the power supply as well as wide dynamic range to balance scenes where bright backlighting can be a challenge.
Covert & Hidden Cameras

JCI Pro 2MP Micro camera

Powerful technologies are built-in to the Pro 2MP Micro to increase confidence and savings.
PlateSmart Technologies recently entered into an agreement with video management software (VMS) provider IPConfigure, Inc. to integrate the PlateSmart ARES automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) software into IPConfigure’s Orchid VMS.
License Plate Detection

PlateSmart announces partnership with IPConfigure

Partnership will integrate PlateSmart ALPR with IPConfigure Orchid VMS
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Milestone Systems has named Tom Bjerre as its new Vice President for Research & Development.
Video Management Software/VMS

Milestone Systems appoints new VP for research and development

May 17, 2019
Tom Bjerre to expand development capacity and innovation in company’s R&D team
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SecurityInfoWatch.com recently caught up with Robert Chefitz, Managing Partner at Egis Capital, to get his thoughts on what security industry technologies and services are trending up and what characteristics his firm looks for when it comes to investing in companies in the market.

An investor's perspective on the physical security market

May 17, 2019
Egis Capital Partners’ Robert Chefitz shares his thoughts on industry trends in this Q&A interview
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Last week, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed into a law a bill sponsored by State Sens. Paul Bailey and Steven Dickerson that prohibits local governments from requiring alarm companies to collect or pay alarm permit fees and also bars them from issuing fines to dealers for false alarms suffered by end-users.
Alarm Systems & Intrusion Detection

Industry leaders weigh in on new Tenn. alarm law

May 15, 2019
Measure prevents cities from charging dealers for false alarms, collecting annual alarm permit fees
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The new Alexa Guard feature turns Amazon's Echo devices into acoustic security sensors.
Smart Home

Amazon’s new 'Alexa Guard' feature turns Echo devices into security sensors

May 15, 2019
Feature enables Echo speakers to alert users to the sound of glass breaking, smoke detector alarming
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This latest round of tariffs will not only mean higher prices for American consumers, but will also significantly impact industries across the board, including security.

Costs continue to mount for security businesses in escalating U.S.-China trade war

May 14, 2019
Solar power systems, other widely used industry components added to tariff list
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Researchers at the Belgian university KU Leuven recently demonstrated that they could fool the human detection capabilities of AI video analytics with something as simple as a printed color patch
Video Analytics

Researchers hack AI video analytics with color printout

May 10, 2019
Simple experiment demonstrates potential vulnerabilities in machine learning solutions

CBC America forms alliance with robotics provider Turing Video

Companies to introduce an autonomous security robot powered by video analytics; Demos announced for next week
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Smart Home

Smart Home providers SnapAV and Control4 announce merger

May 10, 2019
Two industry leaders combine to empower professional integrators with better service and better solutions to more effectively serve the growing demand for connected homes and ...
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Allegion a leading provider of security products and solutions, announced Identiv’s Hirsch Velocity Software and Mx controller now integrate with Schlage® wireless electronic locks for a highly scalable access control offering. The integration supports Schlage LE wireless mortise locks, pictured above, as well as Schlage NDE wireless cylindrical locks and AD-400 wireless locks.

Allegion, Identiv announce integration of Schlage LE, NDE and AD-400 wireless locks

May 9, 2019
Integration offers scalable security management solution for facilities of all sizes
Stanley Black & Decker today announced their STANLEY Security business, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions, joined a global services agreement with Alarm.com, the leading platform for intelligently connected property.
Alarm Systems & Intrusion Detection

STANLEY Security announces partnership with Alarm.com

May 9, 2019
Company to leverage the Alarm.com platform for small business customers
Honeywell is expanding its Performance Series Video line with the launch of six new cameras and upgrades to 11 existing products.

Honeywell's Performance Series Video 2/4/8 MP IP Solution

The Performance Series Video cameras feature new Face Detection and Smart Search tools
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Though data privacy and security legislation are important, it doesn’t come without challenges for smaller U.S. businesses. The Senate Subcommittee hearing on data privacy legislation that took place this past March dug into these unique challenges that small businesses face when trying to comply with data privacy laws that are made with larger companies in mind.
Information Security

The impact of data privacy regulations greater on small businesses

May 7, 2019
Considering the cost of compliance and the infrastructure needed to implement, new privacy laws create concern
Vector Security has announced the recipients of its 2019 Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) scholarships, which provide financial support to loss prevention professionals seeking to obtain Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) and Loss Prevention Certified (LPC) certifications.

Vector Security announces 2019 Loss Prevention Foundation scholarship recipients

May 7, 2019
Over $23K awarded to support loss prevention continuing education
IntelliVision this week introduced its video analytics for the Ambarella CV22 IP Camera SoC, based on Ambarella’s new CVflow architecture which includes hardware support for deep neural networks.
Video Analytics

IntelliVision introduces video analytics for Ambarella CV22 SoC

May 3, 2019
New CVflow architecture results in 10-100X performance improvement at lower power
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Johnson Controls recently combined its video surveillance and access control product teams to form the new “Tyco Access Control and Video Solutions” business unit.
Video Surveillance

Johnson Controls merges its video surveillance and access control product teams

May 1, 2019
Company to focus on the pillars of unification, cloud, cybersecurity, and automation in its products moving forward
Supra Trac Mini
Access Control Power Units & Controls

Supra's TRAC-Mini Controller

April 30, 2019
Provides access control in offline locations
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As shown in the figure above, in 2024, about 7.3% of MDUs in the United States will have at least one smart-home device installed in their units.
Smart Home

IHS: Adoption of smart home tech poised for growth in multi-family dwelling units

April 30, 2019
More than seven percent of U.S. MDUs expected to have at least one smart home device installed by 2024
Designed for schools, campuses, construction sites, clubhouses or other locations with a changing, fluid population, Mobile Badge puts credentialing identification management on the user’s phone, similar to a traditional physical badge.
Access & Identity

Connected Technologies Mobile Badge

April 29, 2019
Mobile Badge in the Connect One app is used in place of a physical badge and is conveniently accessed from the login screen
New i-Pro EXTREME H.265 Multi-Sensor Camera – WV-X8570N

Panasonic new video additions

April 8, 2019
Panasonic will exhibit new integrated products and services to help dealers and integrators expand their product offerings at ISC West 2019