The GFC Professional 4K video camera from Pelco by Schneider Electric delivers 8 MP resolution detail for demanding video security applications with heavy foot and vehicular traffic. The GFC Professional 4K is also designed to support challenging lighting conditions which are typical in city surveillance, airports, seaports, traffic, gaming facilities, corrections, commercial, and hospitality deployments. The camera delivers high definition video at 30 Frames Per Second (FPS). Customers can use one camera to cover a large area and digitally zoom-in for detailed information like license plate numbers and faces. By pairing 4K video resolution with H.265 video coding and Pelco’s Smart Compression technology, the GFC Professional 4K Camera minimizes network bandwidth and storage costs. The camera is available in both dome and bullet versions.
The DH-IPC-HFW4239TN-ASE 2MP Fixed Bullet and the DH-IPC-HDBW4239RN-ASE 2MP Fixed Dome enable extended long-range transmissions and allow for the interchangeability of devices regardless of infrastructure. Dahua Night Colour Technology cameras use a high-performance sensor and ISP and an achromatic, large aperture lens (F1.0) to produce crisp, clear colour images in low-light environments. This light-sensitive technology allows the camera to remain in Colour Mode and to capture more available light to reproduce colour images with superior detail and contrast in applications with at least 1 lux of ambient or artificial light. Night Colour Technology cameras are recommended for applications where saturated, full-colour images are produced in very low ambient light applications. The DH-IPC-HFW4239TN-ASE 2MP Fixed Bullet and the DH-IPC-HDBW4239RN-ASE 2MP Fixed Dome do not require external IR or white-light illumination, for truly covert surveillance. Night Colour Technology is also an economical option, consuming 1/3 to 1/2 of the wattage required by cameras with IR illumination. Dahua’s Night Color Technology Network dome or bullet cameras incorporate back-illuminated pixel technology and a 1/2.8-inch STARVIS CMOS sensor to deliver clear colour images suitable for identification-level monitoring.
The new iteration of the Pro-Watch security management solution for enterprise and critical infrastructure markets from Honeywell, Pro-Watch 4.3.5, is a connected buildings enterprise management platform. It equips organizations with the tools to protect their people and assets by combining access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection and other business critical functions. Pro-Watch 4.3.5 now features support for both iOS and Android and improves operator efficiency by allowing facility managers to control badging, badging verification and manage door controls via smart phones and devices. The solution uses an encrypted open standard communications protocol — Security Industry Association’s OSDP — in its reader communications and integrates with third-party solutions, including CASI/iSTAR controller replacements, biometric readers and mobile credentials.
SpotterRF has released a new aerial surveillance line optimized for low altitude aerial perimeter protection and interdiction. The new A-Series features the A3000 radar, a solid state radar with a larger coverage area for detecting small drones. The A3000 also provides drone detection and tracking for small hobby drones and protects an aerial perimeter greater than 85 football fields, the company says. Each radar is about the size and weight of a small textbook, requires less than 20W of power, and mounts on existing infrastructure.
The Kensington Keyed Cable Lock for Microsoft Surface Pro provides non-invasive locking technology supported by Kensington’s common keying system. Designed specifically for the Surface Pro, Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4, the product also features a strong lock head that meets industry standards for tamper-resistance, reliability and durability, a 5mm keying system and a register and retrieve program that offers free and secure cloud-based key replacement.
Avigilon Corporation’s new integrator cloud service platform, Avigilon Blue, is a subscription-based platform for security and surveillance, purpose-built for Avigilon partners and their customers.
HES introduces the K20 and KP20 cabinet locks, which secure stand-alone doors and drawers in residential, commercial and institutional facilities. The K20 offers card reader technology while the KP20 allows keypad control for instant flexibility for access or denial.
The Avigilon H4 IR PTZ (Infrared Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera line combines Avigilon patented self-learning video analytics with zoomable infrared (IR) technology to provide broad coverage and high image quality in a range of lighting conditions and environments. Using its built-in self-learning video analytics, it can detect and alert users of a person or vehicle of interest. The camera’s zoom lens and IR technology allows users to see up to 250 meters in complete darkness. Available in 1.3 and 2 megapixel camera resolutions, the camera features continuous 360-degree rotation, up to 45x optical zoom, Electronic Image Stabilization, electronic de-fogging image processing capabilities, built-in tamper detection and more.
Johnson Controls introduces its multi-functional Software House TST-100 Touchscreen Terminal, which provides an enhanced end-user experience at the door. Featuring an intuitive touchscreen user interface, native intrusion functionality and compatibility with legacy and IP-based door controllers from Software House, the TST-100 Touchscreen Terminal allows users to have more flexibility and control at the reader level, the company says. The 4.3-in. graphical LCD touchscreen comes with a range of colourful icons and custom command menus.
STI’s see-through polycarbonate cabinet offers protection for Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units. The cabinet comes with Select-Alert alarm/strobe (STI-735AED), which allows the AED to be highly visible while the alarm helps guard against theft and vandalism. It mounts on the wall and is secured with a thumb lock. With independent strobe and siren timing (15, 30, 60 seconds or continuous), the alarm length can be adjusted for multiple settings.
Altronix has expanded its Trove Access and Power Integration Solutions series. New additions to the Trove series include Altronix integrations with Bosch, DMP, Honeywell, Kantech and Sielox access. These new models join the line of Trove solutions which accommodate AMAG, CDVI, HID/Vertx, KABA/KeyScan, Mercury and Software House access controllers. The Trove2 Access and Power Integration Solutions are designed for larger applications and allow Altronix power/accessories combined with access controllers from manufacturers to be wired and pre-tested prior to on-site installations. Meanwhile, the Trove1 Access and Power Integration Solution, a more compact version of the Trove2 for smaller applications, accommodates CDVI, HID/VertX and Mercury access controllers. All Trove enclosures include a cam lock, tamper switch and mounting hardware.
Genetec Inc. has added new additions to its Streamvault line of turnkey security infrastructure solutions, including turnkey high-performance rackmount appliances that scale up to over 2,000 cameras, and workstations designed to provide smooth playback of high-resolution video streams. Each unit is delivered pre-installed and pre-tested with Genetec Security Center, the company’s open-architecture, IP-based unified security platform. Featuring the latest cybersecurity standards, each product is delivered pre-hardened to safeguard security systems and their supporting networks against cyber threats. A variety of storage options are also available, including Direct-Attached Storage (DAS), Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN).
Lyric Gateway allows consumers to control their home security and automation systems on their personal devices. It is designed for the mobile lifestyle, including renters, condo and second home owners, and those who frequently move. The Lyric Gateway integrates with AlarmNet 360 and can be placed anywhere in the home using the included desk stand. Through the Honeywell Total Connect® Remote Services app, consumers can control all aspects of their Lyric connected home system.
The Connect ONE cloud-hosted security management platform offers detailed management and accountability of intrusion, access control, mobile credential access, video, critical environmental monitoring and energy management services from an interface accessible anywhere with an Internet connection. Connect ONE also supports Bosch Remote Connect Cloud Services, DMP, ELK, Honeywell Vista panels and Nest.
Platinum Tools has launched the new RJ45 Cat6A stranded 10Gig connectors (p/ns 106195, 106197C, 106198C). Features and specifications include: Max cable jack OD: 8.5mm/0.335 inches; Max cable conductor OD: 1.35mm/0.053 inches; Exceeds 10-Gig performance standards; Individual conductor OD range: 0.042 inches - 0.053 inches (1.07mm-1.35mm); Wire gauge range (AWG) 24—22; Uses 0.35 mm (.014 inches) contact; works for CAT6e, CAT6A, CAT7; and is UL and RoHS compliant.
Building a safe and secure environment for school campuses can be overwhelming when you consider what is at stake.
Emergency vehicles in Surrey, B.C. should have an easier time getting through intersections thanks to Global Traffic Technologies Canada (GTT), which recently contracted with the City of Surrey for the implementation of its Opticom traffic preemption solution. This system works alongside intersection controllers to help “ensure emergency vehicles can move through intersections rapidly and safely”.
Delta Scientific, the manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems, says 20 Delta MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers have been ordered by the U.S. Secret Service to protect participants and observers from terrorists using vehicles as a weapon. Provided through Global Access Control Systems (Pittsburgh), these mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers carry a K8 rating (M40 ASTM rating), stopping 7.5 ton (6400 Kg) vehicles traveling 40 mph (64 kph), according to the company.
Chicago’s Soldier Field has upgraded its security system to include Axis Communications’ high-resolution network video cameras. Axis partnered with Convergint Technologies and Genetec to create the solution for the venue that hosts the Chicago Bears and many other events throughout the year.
Groupe Partouche, a casino and hotel group in France, has partnered with MeReal Biometrics in for a real-world test and case study to transform its business using the MeReal Biometrics smart cards. The initial test will take place in two of the group's 42 casino and hotel properties.
Kiwanis Village Lodge, a care facility for seniors in Nanaimo, B.C., has selected a new IP-based access control system from Kantech that features one-button door controller enrollment and the ability to leverage the facility’s existing infrastructure to ensure continuity of services to the lodge’s residents.
Architects, specifying engineers, designers and building owners can receive an overview of Legrand products that contribute toward LEED certification with the “LEED with Legrand Product Guide.”
The Atlanta Police Department (APD) is purchasing 1,015 Axon Flex and Body 2 cameras from Axon, a division of TASER. APD secured a five-year unlimited subscription to the Axon cloud solution, Evidence.com, to help store, manage and share data from the body cameras and other digital evidence sources. The department has requested an eight-month staged deployment starting in 2017.
Baseball teams from around the world converged on Williamsport, Penn., in late August for the 70th annual Little League Baseball World Series championship. And, as it has for the past 18 years, security systems provider Lenel was there to help keep the iconic summer event safe and secure.
To better serve and support its professional customers who design, build and maintain living and work spaces, Legrand North America has launched a new, mobile-friendly website.
Tenants in Toronto Community Housing can no longer access their buildings’ televised “lobby channel” unless they subscribe to Rogers cable network. The Toronto Star reports that the change is the result of Rogers upgrading its cable networks at more than 200 Toronto Community Housing apartment properties.
A multi-sensor, fixed chemical detection system has been installed in a Manhattan building to protect the asset and its tenants from a targeted terrorist attack or accidental release of toxic industrial chemicals.
Implant Sciences announced that its QS-B220 desktop explosives and drugs trace detector has been deployed to more than 160 airports across the United States and Europe over the past twelve months.
An innovative solution to prevent criminal activities will be deployed during the 2016 Olympic and Paralymic Games in Brazil this year. Security authorities responsible for safeguarding the events have chosen Altave’s Altave Omni Aerostats as a key surveillance technology.
A seamless integration of Kantech access control, DSC intrusion and exacqVision video from Tyco Security Products now protects Camosun College’s two campuses in Victoria, B.C.
SP&T News asked its new-look Editorial Advisory Board to answer a simple two-part question: What are the biggest challenges currently facing Canada’s security installer community and where do the greatest opportunities for future success lie?
What’s the best way to stay within a tight budget when it comes to installing new security products and systems? Just keep it simple, according to Peter Dyk with Tyco Integrated Fire & Security Canada.
The stage is set. Cloud computing continues to rise in deployments, with users citing economic advantages, speed, agility, flexibility, elasticity and ongoing innovation.
My experience is that most “pure” alarm companies (where the object of the business is primarily installing and monitoring alarm systems) do not make much money along the way — despite paying their owners’ below market salaries — even if they have more than 1,000 accounts.
Although still a minority, the number of Canadians who believe the private sector has the highest obligation to help veterans find jobs more than doubled from five per cent last year to 12 percent in 2016, according to a new national survey conducted by Nanos Research Group and released by Commissionaires.
In the Middle East, as populations and infrastructure grow, public and private stakeholders are looking for new ways to protect people and property. With solutions ranging from large-scale homeland security strategies to risk-specific equipment and products, leading suppliers from the United States and Canada will compete for defense and security business at Milipol Qatar in Doha, October 31 through November 2.
After a recent telephone system upgrade, Huronia Alarm & Fire Security found itself with telephone equipment it no longer needed. The previous system would no longer sync with the new technologies installed in the company’s offices and 24/7 monitoring station.
Monitronics has a new relationship with AARP, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization. The relationship names the company as the exclusive AARP-branded provider for professionally installed residential security monitoring. Monitronics will provide a discount on residential security services for members AARP.
Sonitrol has launched a new brand image to the market, updating its logo, website, literature and sales tools.
Whether a security company is just starting out or has been around for a while, it can be difficult to know how to build the business.
An installer of home security alarms is being investigated for identity theft after an Alberta man discovered fraudulent charges on his credit card following the installation of a home security system.
Are you looking to hire the best and the brightest students out there? Do you sometimes feel lost in a sea of booths at a career fair and wonder if you’ll really get noticed?
We all have a job to do and frankly, are too busy to do it. That’s why you need to find a value that hits home with your client. This could either from the technical side, found within product features, or from the help your products and services provide.
It’s a war out there; a war for talent. In order to make sure you are best equipped to find the best talent, take a moment to assess your organization’s practices with a Recruitment Scorecard.
When targeting large corporations, you may run into the person (or people) responsible for deflecting salespeople. They are there for a reason: to screen and restrict all suitors from reaching the key decision makers — an off-limits area known as the C-suite.
Wireless technology has revolutionized many industries and the security industry is no different.
Communication is the backbone of any successful organization, be it communicating with their customers and prospects or staff and influencers.
My columns in SP&T News up to now have mostly focused on issues regarding the sale of a family business to a third party in an arm’s length transaction.
I have been involved in buying and selling security companies in Canada for more than 20 years, and owning and running a brokerage business like Harding Security for the past decade has given me invaluable insight and experience into how fire, guard and integration companies are valued and sold. Here are some insights I have gleaned. I hope many of you might profit from my experience.
At CANASA, we have identified a number of initiatives for 2019 that will see the association increase our influence and efforts within the profession and the public as we continue to build awareness of the issues revolving around all things security.
VaaS stands for Video Surveillance as a Service.
As another year draws to a close, here are some best practices you should take with you into 2019.
Peter Young has made his mark on SP&T News and the security industry
Security Canada Central, held in Toronto Oct. 24-25, smashed all previous attendance records. The largest security event in Canada kicked off with a robust keynote address delivered by David Shipley of Beauceron Security focusing on cyber security issues. And then the doors opened seeing large crowds fill the exhibit hall as exhibitors displayed all the latest security products and services.
Video surveillance systems are becoming more intelligent every day.
Innovation in the technology sector is rapid and often unpredictable, which makes it difficult for government regulation to keep up.
If you read papers on mergers and acquisitions as I do, one statistic pops up all the time.
Security Canada Central, on Oct. 24-25, will feature an exhibit floor, special keynote and education
New influences are challenging the way people view their systems and technology
Canon first announced it was creating a new spin-off company based on Milestone Systems technology back in June 2017 (Canon acquired Milestone in 2014).
According to a report from Ovum, AI Assistant Tracker: 1H18, Amazon’s Alexa is leading in the AI assistant market, but Google Assistant is catching up and poses a threat.
August 15, 2018 — According to a new report from Tractica, “Voice and Speech Recognition,” the global market for voice and speech recognition software will increase from $1.1 billion in 2017 to $6.9 billion by 2025.
According to an IHS Markit analysis, the number of security start-ups and security options available to homeowners are higher than ever before.
IHS Markit has released an analysis of safe cities, noting the concept will become increasingly important as more migrate to urban areas across the globe.
According to a new study commissioned by Schneider Electric, companies across industries are “increasingly leveraging the cloud for security applications”, with 42 per cent of respondents indicating they currently run security applications in the Cloud and almost half (45 per cent) stating they are likely or extremely likely to transition security operations to the Cloud in the future.
IHS Markit says disruption is coming to the professional smart home market and that fast growth and low penetration means opportunity remains for everyone.
IHS Markit has issued insights from the Appliance & Electronics World Expo 2017 in China, noting smart connected home appliances are becoming appliance makers’ strategic products but interoperability is still a barrier.
Tripwire, a global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, has announced the results of a study that looked at the rise of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) deployment in organizations, and to what extent it is expected to cause security problems in 2017.
Researchers in the U.K. have found children are at “risk of dying in house fires because they often remain asleep when smoke alarms sound”, according to a recent Guardian article.
A global study by Citrix and the Ponemon Institute has highlighted global trends in IT security risks and reasons why security practices and policies need to evolve, finding technology is all too often outdated.
According to recent research by IHS Markit, the penetration of smart home systems will reach 3 per cent of global households by 2018 and 7 per cent by 2025.
In a new report from IHS Markit, analyst Jimmy Dearing says globally in 2017, the access control market will increase by 6.8 per cent and exceed $4.2 billion. Here is more from Dearing on the highlights of his study:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has revealed the findings from its 4th annual State of Security Operations Report, which discusses the trends, capabilities and maturity levels of organizations’ security operations centres (SOC).
The IPSO Alliance’s (IPSO) Security, Privacy and Identity (SPI) Working Group has published its charter, which provides a framework for the group to help the industry address the challenge of secure IoT interoperability by identifying and describing best practices for the authorization, authentication, privacy, integrity and confidentiality services of IP-based smart objects, as well as object life cycles.
A new analysis form IHS Markit says Chinese supplier branded consumer video surveillance equipment accounted for approximately 5 per cent of U.S. market revenues in 2016. However, the report warns the recent explosion of supply and demand for consumer video in the Chinese domestic market is a “potential ticking time bomb” for American market stakeholders.
Canadian Technical Security Conference
April 2-4, 2019
ICT Canada — Presented by BICSI
April 8-10, 2019
April 10-12, 2019
Security Canada East
April 24, 2019
May 7, 2019
Security Canada Ottawa
May 8, 2019