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ISC West 2019 preview – Part 1

The latest installment of ISC West is right around the corner. The annual security industry event, hosted in Las Vegas, Nev., April 10-12, is a showcase for new and upcoming technology and trends.

March 6, 2019  By  SP&T Staff

Each year, the conference draws over 30,000 security professionals and showcases more than 1,000 exhibitors on the show floor. Here is a preview of what attendees can expect to see in the exhibit hall area, with information supplied by some of the major security manufacturers and service providers scheduled to appear.


Aiphone introduced an updated JO Series video intercom which enables homeowners and small businesses to control front-door access onsite or from virtually anywhere using a cloud-based mobile app. The new entry-level unit also has built-in options for recording visitors. The updated JO Series provides door access using the best of both worlds — a hard-wired, in-home master station with 7-inch screen for instant contact with visitors or wireless control inside or outside a home or business via the mobile app. The Aiphone monitor acts like a video answering machine with built-in memory to store up to 10 audio and video recordings. If more memory is needed, there is space to add up to a 32GB Micro SD card. The only added cost is that of the SD card; there are no other storage or access fees. Up to eight smart devices can be connected to a single JO Series system. The app gives active, on-the-go users the ability to see and talk with visitors and unlock their door from both Apple or Android devices. The app also features a smart new way to unlock doors — a sliding button. This requires a purposeful motion intended to prevent users from accidentally unlocking their door.




Altronix’s NetWay Spectrum PoE+ Switches incorporate optimized charging specifically designed to support Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries, which have significant advantages over sealed lead acid types. Efficiency is realized through a 10-year shelf life, over 5,000 charge cycles and reduced weight. This new series of switches uses a single LifePO4 battery for PoE backup, reducing service and maintenance. NetWay Spectrum features SFP ports, up to 8-PoE ports, LINQ Network Power Management and a lifetime warranty.



The Arcules Integrated Video Cloud Service combines untapped video and sensor data with the latest technologies in cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver actionable business and security intelligence for modern organizations. The cloud-based service is designed to ensure security, scalability, streamlined operations and bandwidth management — all from a single interface. All video and sensor data are stored securely in the cloud. With Arcules, you can add or reduce the amount of storage needed, reducing (or eliminating) the reliance on traditional, complex server environments. The Arcules service also reduces the burden and cost of system management, providing automatic software updates, maximizing system uptime and ensuring the most up-to-date version is available to users through the cloud-based interface.



The Arecont Vision Total Video Solution is a comprehensive product offering for traditional local video surveillance recording or for modern, cloud-enabled video recording, distribution and administration. It includes the original MegaIP single-, dual-, and multi-sensor megapixel cameras, as well as the new ConteraIP single- and multi-sensor cameras, advanced ConteraVMS software, cloud-managed ConteraCMR video recorders, and ConteraWS web services. Customers can select a complete system from Arecont Vision Costar, or integrate their choice of components with existing cameras, VMS or NVR systems, and infrastructure via ONVIF compliance. The Technology Partner Program and MegaLab test facility has also been used by dozens of other vendors to go beyond ONVIF standards, ensuring the best possible integration with Arecont Vision Costar products.



Arteco’s Video Event Management Software (VEMS) allows organizations to identify the most relevant video and security information at any given time. This focus on highlighting the event enables users to analyze critical areas of interest, rather than sifting through hours of non-critical video footage. Arteco’s latest cannabis integration will be on display, which allows facilities in this market to combine VEMS with a seed-to-sale platform to create a comprehensive grow house management solution. This then transforms video security from a cost centre to an operational tool that gives cannabis facility managers more oversight and control. Arteco will also showcase its latest software solutions, including Arteco Face Recognition, which leverages deep learning and 3D technology to deliver rapid, accurate and scalable face recognition capabilities to meet evolving security and safety needs.



At ASSA ABLOY’s booth, visitors can learn how the latest developments in access control technology can help them address some of today’s biggest challenges, such as attack and threat resistance, cyber security, energy efficiency, and credential migration/mobile access, according to the company.

ASSA ABLOY says its range of solutions can help to:

• Expand access control systems with the flexibility of the IN Series PoE and WiFi locks from ASSA ABLOY Group brands Corbin Russwin and SARGENT

• Support existing credentials while providing an easy migration path to higher security credentials and mobile access

• Provide the real-time control of online access control with the IN100 Aperio wireless lock from ASSA ABLOY Group brands Corbin Russwin and SARGENT

• Protect students, faculty and staff with ASSA ABLOY’s Attack Resistant Opening featuring School Guard Glass

• Protect and enhance the performance of access control systems with Securitron AQ series power supplies

• Increase productivity and profitability in competitive bids with the all-in-one integrated options of Securitron EcoMag electromagnetic locks

• Upgrade perimeter access control in K-12, health care and commercial facilities with the increased compatibility and industrial design of HES 9000 Family electric strikes

• Think beyond the traditional door and secure openings of all types from pharmaceutical cabinets to data center server cabinets with HES cabinet locks

• Integrate solutions to electrify narrow stile aluminum openings with Adams Rite exit devices, trim and electric strikes including the new Adams Rite 7800 electric strike

ASSA ABLOY will also host its 15th annual Systems Integrator Breakfast where attendees will hear how security innovation is being used to protect against cyber-security threats and related physical security risks surrounding one of the largest sporting events in the world.



This year at ISC West, Avigilon will be showcasing some of its advanced video, artificial intelligence, video analytics, access control and cloud solutions. Avigilon will be demonstrating how these latest technologies are redefining how customers consume data in order to help them gain actionable information, according to the company. Through the power of video analytics and AI, Avigilon says its new products and technologies can help customers verify potentially critical events and act faster. On display at booth 22031 will be the launch of Avigilon’s latest video management software and a preview of the future of its flagship camera line, featuring its most advanced video analytics to date.

Avigilon will also be joined by parent company Motorola Solutions. Together, they will be showcasing how the integration of Avigilon’s video management software with Motorola Solutions’ suite of software provides a solution for the rapidly evolving needs of public safety.



The AXIS Q6215-LE PTZ Network Camera is a heavy-duty camera. It has a ½-inch sensor and delivers image quality in HDTV 1080p resolution with 30x zoom. Its built-in OptimizedIR infrared illumination allows for viewing range in total darkness (up to 1,300 ft.). Axis Lightfinder technology ensures performance in low-light conditions, and WDR provides forensic detail even in scenes with both extremely dark and extremely bright spots.

The camera’s robust design can withstand tough weather conditions including wind speed up to 150 mph, making it suitable for open-area surveillance in, for example, harbours or airports. AXIS Q6215-LE is compliant with MIL-STD-810G, IP66, IP68, IK10, and NEMA 4X. It can be mounted facing up or down and comes equipped with a wiper to remove excess water, rain or snow. The camera comes with AXIS Guard Suite analytics pre-installed, including AXIS Fence Guard, AXIS Motion Guard and AXIS Loitering Guard for detecting motion, intrusion and loitering. Axis Zipstream technology reduces the bandwidth and storage requirements.


Boon Edam’s Circlelock “Solo” is a turnkey, mantrap portal solution that installs quickly and provides a high level of security for sensitive locations, such as data centres, according to the company. Only one user can pass through the Circlelock due to the reliable near-infrared and optical detection technology of StereoVision 2.  The company states that guard supervision is no longer needed, providing a swift ROI. The Circlelock Solo supports multi/two-factor authentication, including a wide variety of biometric technologies, ensuring that both the credential and identity are confirmed.


BOSCH – BOOTH: 11053

Bosch FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i fixed dome cameras enable simple installation and remote commissioning, detailed image capture in challenging light conditions, and smart data analysis for improved security and delivery of business insights.

The remote commissioning functionality of the FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i range enables users to work smarter. Now, using a tablet or smartphone with the Bosch Project Assistant app, the pan, tilt, roll and zoom (PTRZ) can be adjusted to set the required field of view without touching the camera. This can be done even post-installation should requirements change.

With a water resistance of IP66, vandal resistance of IK10+ and an operating temperature range of -50 to +60 degrees Celsius, the new FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i range is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. There is also a high-quality, dual layer coating for added protection against corrosion.

Built-in intelligent video analytics help to increase the accuracy of the security solution by distinguishing between genuine security events and known false triggers caused by challenging environments (snow, wind, rain, hail, and water reflections). This makes it a suitable solution for high security applications and providing automatic object detection over large distances such as perimeter protection of airports, critical infrastructures, government buildings and traffic observation.

Another advantage presented by the ability to interpret video data at the source with intelligent video analytics is the monitoring of consumer patterns to deliver valuable business intelligence insights.


This story appeared in the March 2019 edition of SP&T News Magazine.

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