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ISC West 2019 preview – Part 2

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.


Delta Scientific’s new DSC1500 portable beam barricade sets up quickly and temporarily to block vehicles and secure locations during short-term events and anywhere a beam barricade is needed for interim security. With a clear opening of 16 feet (4.8 m), the DSC1500 is M30 certified, able to stop a 15,000 pound (66.7 kN) vehicle going 30 mph (48 kph). The DSC1500 tows into position to control vehicle access within 10 minutes. No excavation or sub-surface preparation is required. Once positioned, the mobile barricades unpack themselves using manual hydraulics to raise and lower the barriers off their wheels. A self-deploying trailer with integrated lifting device facilitates rapid installation. The process is simply reversed when the event is over or the time comes to deploy the beam barrier at another location.




DITEK announces the launch of the DTK-WM4 family of wall-mount network surge protectors. These 4-channel devices feature technologies to provide robust surge protection for any desired combination of Ethernet, PoE and PoE Extender circuits, while supporting data speeds up to 10GbE. The compact design offers rapid-replacement surge protection modules with shielded RJ45 connections and is suited for smaller installations that do not require large rack-mounted protection systems.

Two versions are available: DTK-WM4NETS is a 4-channel Ethernet and PoE surge protector, while DTK-WM4EXTS is a 4-channel PoE Extender surge protector. Both versions use the same design as the company’s rack-mount models, but in a compact package. The modular design allows for rapid replacement, and the protection modules are the same as the larger rack-mount devices, so one set of spares will support a full range of installations.

DITEK’s network protection circuitry features a hybrid design with both Silicon Avalanche Diode (SAD) and Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) technologies. The field-replaceable protection modules offer a 20kA per pair surge current capacity. All models are compatible with CAT5e, CAT6 and CAT6A cabling infrastructure.



The 4800 Series Door Interlock Controller accommodates up to five doors, including doors with automatic openers. The unit features adjustable timers for propped door time, panic release unlock time, and unlock pause time for REX unlock time. Additional features include 12 inputs for door status, request for access, interlock override and emergency unlock. The unit’s 17 outputs control door locks (fail-safe or fail-secure), traffic lights and mirror door status with alarm outputs. Additional features include a watchdog circuit to monitor operation, LED input/output status indication and voltage spike/surge protection. The 4800 Series is available as a controller board only or with a 4 amp Class 2 UL 294 power supply.



Farpointe Data’s Conekt mobile access control readers provide an easier way to distribute credentials. Users register their handset only once and need no other portal accounts, activation features or hidden fees. Users don’t need to fill out several different forms. All that is needed to activate a new system is the phone number of the smart phone.

No longer do integrators or users require the use of back-end portal accounts which, for hackers have become rich, easy to access caches of sensitive end-user data.

These older mobile systems force the user to register themselves and their integrators for every application. Door access — register. Parking access — register again. Data access — register again, with each registration requiring the disclosure of sensitive personal information.



At ISC West 2019, FLIR Systems will showcase its new FLIR TruWITNESS solution for safe cities and its FLIR Saros DH-390 Dome camera for perimeter and wide area protection for commercial businesses and alarm monitoring companies.

FLIR TruWITNESS is a wearable sensor platform designed to expand real-time situational awareness for city-level security and public safety operations. Worn on an individual’s body or mounted inside vehicles, TruWITNESS combines video, audio, location data, and IoT capabilities. Together, these sensors send alerts and stream data back to a central command centre running FLIR United VMS for improved incident analysis and intervention from first responders to affect positive outcomes. FLIR offers both visible and thermal sensors for use by cities in security, traffic, and public safety applications, and FLIR United VMS integrates these devices into one comprehensive and scalable system. Adding TruWITNESS to the system extends the reach to virtually anywhere, states the company.

The FLIR Saros DH-390 Dome camera combines perimeter protection technologies into a unified solution that delivers actionable alerts and verified alarm data. Saros DH-390 includes multiple FLIR Lepton thermal sensors, a 1080p or 4K camera, IR and visible LED illuminators, advanced onboard analytics, two-way audio, and digital inputs/outputs. Saros DH-390 is cloud enabled and it also integrates with leading central monitoring software and video management systems. By deploying Saros DH-390, integrators have the opportunity to offer remote video monitoring as a service, creating new streams of recurring monthly revenue.



At ISC West, Genetec will unveil a new version of Security Center, the company’s open-architecture platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic licence plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. With customizable live dashboards, a brand-new map-driven mobile app, and new features that help users keep an eye on the health of their system and adhere to the most stringent cybersecurity protocols, version 5.8 ensures users can optimize their physical security environment while benefiting from greater visibility into their operations.

Security Center 5.8 will enable users to create custom dashboards that will display real-time data, such as video feeds, alarms, reports and charts in a way that is meaningful to them and their specific job function (security, operations, IT etc.).

The data gathered by all connected systems (video, access controls, ALPR, etc.) will be presented in a single dashboard to enable greater operational efficiency.

Security Center 5.8 will also introduce a next-generation mobile app to provide operators complete access to their Security Center system when they are on the move, and turn their cell phone into a valuable contributing sensor to their security system. Security personnel will be able to record incidents from their phone and directly send the video to Security Center, reports incidents, raise alarms, check on location of users, set threat levels, collaborate with colleagues and get a complete view and access to all core functions through map-oriented tools.

Security Center 5.8 will add multiple layers of cyber, data and privacy protection while removing the complexity of ensuring that a security installation is cybersecure. Version 5.8 will automatically track and highlight potential vulnerabilities and guide system administrators to ensure that they follow best practices. With the new camera integrity monitor video analytic feature, the system will also automatically detect potential camera failures, loss of quality and tampering, and alert administrators immediately.



The new Wisenet X series Plus camera line from Hanwha Techwin America features in-camera audio messaging playback, extended temperature handling, removable colour skins, and PTRZ (pan, tile, rotate, zoom) for flexibility. The X series Plus combines Hanwha Techwin X series technology with the convenience of complete modular design.

In addition, cameras utilize magnets to lock sensor modules into the housing for instant configuration. According to the company, is seamless for electricians to run conduit with a single PoE (Power over Ethernet) connection to the housing or backplate, without the camera module, allowing security professionals to snap the camera into place after the job site is clean in minutes. Camera modules are available with options such as PTRZ, IR, and a heater. Housing choices includes indoor, outdoor, and a new compact plenum-rated flush mount.



ISS’ SecurOS UVSS (Under Vehicle Surveillance System) combines advanced software and hardware for under-vehicle surveillance and is natively developed with a number of ISS’ analytic patents and designed to integrate with ISS’ SecurOS v10 platform.

SecurOS UVSS creates a database of high-resolution images of vehicle undercarriages and recognizes vehicle licence plates, making it suitable for numerous venues where underground parking or structured parking facilities are utilized. The ISS SecurOS UVSS can monitor vehicles with high precision, and can be deployed virtually out of the box when interfaced with the ISS SecurOS VMS. Other differentiating features include: automatic vehicle presence detection; automatic comparison of a vehicle’s undercarriage image with reference images stored in the user’s database; simultaneous display of live and archived video from all cameras; built-in machine vision camera; corresponding ISS LPR/ANPR cameras; and interoperability with integrated security and access control systems, traffic lights, barriers, electronic displays and third-party systems. The SecurOS UVSS has a low energy consumption of 30 watts and its platform weight is approximately 29 lbs.



“Recently, there has been an increased emphasis on implementing physical security technology as part of a holistic building safety strategy, as opposed to a siloed set of solutions.

The integration of security and building solutions and how to accomplish a connected security approach will be a main focus for Johnson Controls at ISC West this year and we also anticipate it being a key trend at the show. As the threat landscape continues to grow, organizations need a layered ecosystem of solutions that can help provide visibility into internal and external risks. This means the security industry must be able to offer a security and life-safety approach that can work in tandem with other building systems.

The innovative solutions that Johnson Controls will have on display at ISC West 2019 will further demonstrate the evolution of a connected security approach and offer an opportunity to showcase how we are driving the future of security by helping to identify where our customers can either improve or implement a smarter security strategy.” — Bill Maginas, President, Canada, Johnson Controls


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

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