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ISC West 2019 preview – Part 3

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.


New OutSmart technology on all LifeSafety Power boards gives a quick and reliable visual indication of the voltage for each output using dual colour LEDs, helping minimize errors during installation. Outputs at 12V will have a green output LED, while those at 24V will show a blue output LED so installers know at a glance what they are working with. Highlighted products at ISC West include:

•Multi-Site Manager-Enterprise (MSM-Enterprise) is the new way to manage and control enterprise power solutions through one single interface/GUI and a PC-driven, web-accessible platform. The MSM-Enterprise lets security dealers and integrators leverage in-depth analytics and continually assess system power operations for optimum operation — with charts, graphs and other analytics for proactive systems management.


•NetLink Network Communications Module continuously polls and reports on the health and status of the host power supply and battery set allowing many service functions to be performed remotely, reducing costly truck rolls and onsite servicing.

• ProWire Unified Power access management systems are a blueprint for consistent, streamlined power installations. ProWire makes it possible to create a connected power campus, eliminating installation variability for consistent, repeatable and professional results.

•Designed for seamless failover protection with automatic backup switchover of AC or DC power, Helix Armour reduces the risk of system downtime or outage and features network management for predictive reporting that optimizes and maintains high levels of performance.

•FlexPower Gemini RGM Series is LifeSafety Power’s rackmount solution that integrates both power and a mechanical housing for access control hardware. Gemini is configured to save space and provide installation efficiencies. It can be scaled in four-door increments, limited only by the controllers’ total door capacity.



March Networks’ new ME3 and SE2 PTZ cameras offer security for large indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as features for reliability, clear image capture and storage efficiency.

Suitable for large-footprint environments such as parking lots, big box stores and transit stations, the cameras incorporate electronic image stabilization and HDR. Universal Power over Ethernet (UPoE) ensures redundancy and zero downtime by switching to PoE when a camera loses power. And built-in PTZ auto-tracking uses motion detection to automatically track a person or object, keeping the image centred and in focus. Software updates are quick and easy to apply using the mass management feature available in Command Enterprise software, while PTZ-optimized motion histograms speed search capabilities.

The 3MP PTZ model includes a 40x zoom lens to capture objects 25 per cent further away than industry-standard PTZs, and IR LEDs for uniform illumination in total darkness at a distance of more than 200m. The 2MP PTZ models come with a 30x zoom lens to provide wide-area coverage, and all models offer low bitrate compression to improve bandwidth and storage efficiency by as much as 50 per cent when the cameras are in their home position.



Matrix Comsec will be showcasing its range of IP video surveillance, people mobility management, access control and time-attendance solutions at ISC West.

Matrix Comsec will unveil COSEC ARGO — the next generation door controller. The new door controller is equipped with features like 3.5” IPS Touchscreen LCD with Gorilla Glass, Powerful Processor for user identification, Intuitive User Experience, Vandal Resistant (IK08). COSEC VYOM is a scalable, cloud-based time-attendance and access control solution. The solution also includes COSEC ARC — an IP-based access control panel with multiple benefits. Being PoE based, it eliminates complex wiring and local power requirements.

Matrix SATATYA is an IP video surveillance solutions portfolio which includes network video recorders (NVRs), IP cameras and a centralized video management system. It is positioned as an enterprise grade solution. Matrix Comsec will showcase Professional Series IP cameras powered with SONY STARVIS series sensors and EXMOR technology. This technology provides low light performance, consistent image quality during varying light conditions (True WDR), better bandwidth optimization and other features. Matrix SATATYA offers centralized video surveillance with add-on applications such as Command & Control, Parking Management, Weighbridge Integration and Cognitive Response Engine. SATATYA’s flexible architecture and range of features are designed to cater to industries including BFSI, retail, services, hospitality, manufacturing, transport, ports & logistics, research laboratories, data centres, defence and government.



Maxxess InSite merges security, communications, business intelligence and data integration into a single, easy-to-use platform. It combines systems intelligence and human intelligence to detect and respond to unfolding events in real-time — all queued, organized and displayed on an intuitive user interface. Maxxess InSite enables early action, allowing IT, operational technology and physical security departments to correlate data and improve response co-ordination. Maxxess InSite integrates solutions from more than 50 different manufacturers, and is capable of employing any combination of software modules and hardware to deliver users a highly customized solution.



The first Milestone XProtect video management software (VMS) release of 2019 extends the usability of the Smart Client and takes it outside the control room with support for both one-way and two-way audio in the Mobile Client. This is beneficial for on-the-go security personnel, whose tasks sometimes require them to be away from the desktop Smart Client.

One-way audio allows users to listen to audio captured by the microphone connected to the camera, directly from their mobile phones using the Milestone Mobile application. Users can also increase their situational awareness when video is not available, for example in extreme darkness or when an incident happens outside of the camera’s viewing range.

Two-way audio takes the audio capability a step further with Push-to-Talk (PTT), a feature that allows users to speak through the camera-connected speaker directly from their mobile phones. This enables security personnel to use their VMS systems preventatively for things like access control, crowd warnings, and intruder alerts — all available on mobile.

The 2019 R1 version of XProtect also includes support for two-way audio in the Web Client. Two-way audio allows users to speak through the camera-connected speaker directly from the Web Client. This transforms the VMS system into an interactive tool and helps users to respond quickly to things like access control requests and incident prevention, without having to be physically present in the control room or on premise.

XProtect 2019 R1 takes the system’s resistance to cybersecurity threats a step forward by encrypting all communication between the recording server and other servers and clients connected to it. Certificate-based encryption requires that all components communicating with the Recording Server — including third-party solutions integrated with the VMS system — follow a strict certification process, enabling the system’s resistance to cybersecurity threats.



Morse Watchmans’ AssetWatcher features built in RFID technology to track assets that are placed in or removed from lockers. It is suitable for use in schools, universities, casinos, hospitals and other high-security applications.

AssetWatcher’s RFID technology uses non-contact wireless radio links to recognize tagged assets. It is compatible with many types of RFID tags and can be used with many different types of assets. Multiple items within a locker can be tracked, including electronics and metal objects, and features an audible confirmation when a tag has been read.

Morse Watchmans KeyWatcher Touch is a modular, scalable key control and management solution with intuitive, time-saving features. Users interact with KeyWatcher through a large, seven-inch touch screen interface. KeyAnywhere enables return of a key to any KeyWatcher in the enterprise; KeyFind lets the user locate which KeyWatcher a specific key is present in, or determine who has it out; My Keys Out allows users to see which keys they have out, if any of their keys are overdue and when their keys will become overdue. Full reporting functionality allows administrators to automatically run scheduled reports and receive them via email.

Morse Watchmans is introducing KeyWatcher Fleet which offers fleet managers a wide array of tools to maintain and optimize vehicle usage while reducing many operational costs. Managers can create user role-based “Pools,” or groups of vehicles, to automatically assign each vehicle accordingly. Flexible booking workflows enable customization to balance usage, ensure vehicle availability and more.



Nortek’s 2GIG Smoke Heat Freeze Detector is a new sensor that is designed to recognize smoke from synthetic materials and decrease nuisance alarms from cooking.

While traditional smoke detectors identify smoke and trigger an alarm when the smoke density has reached a specific level, the 2GIG Smoke Heat Freeze Detector uses advanced algorithms and a sophisticated optical chamber to recognize the difference in smoke particles created by synthetic materials versus normal cooking events. It triggers the alarm faster if the synthetic smoke is detected, which leads to fewer nuisance alarms than traditional smoke detectors.

The 2GIG eSeries, the next generation of the 2GIG security and control ecosystem, includes two all-new GC2e and GC3e panels and a unique encrypted sensor feature.

Compatible encrypted 2GIG sensors include the Standard D/W Sensor, Motion Sensor, Glass Break Sensor, Key Fob Sensor, Recessed D/W Sensor and CO Detector Sensor, with more to come in the future.

The new GC2e panel includes a larger 5” touchscreen interface, while the GC3e features an updated, easier to use interface on its 7” touchscreen. Both panels have front-firing speakers for audio performance. Both panels support all traditional 2GIG sensors and other legacy 345 sensors for easy system upgrades.

The GC3e panel includes the 2GIG Smart Areas feature, a new functionality that enables security panel partitioning that makes it easier to set up “zone groups” in homes. Smart Areas enables greater personalization and functionality for the end user, while simplifying installation for the installer.


ONCAM – BOOTH: 34103

The Oncam Evolution ExD Explosive Environment camera range is a 360-degree single-sensor camera with an explosion-protected housing. The range is designed to safeguard environments in markets such as oil and gas production and refineries, power and utilities, wastewater treatment, grain handling and storage, and other hazardous materials facilities. The Evolution ExD Cameras have been designed for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, harsh and hazardous environments. The camera housing is manufactured from Stainless Steel 316L which is suited for use within both offshore and onshore applications. Its IP66, IP67 and IP68 ratings make it resistant to harsh environmental conditions. The camera is ATEX approved for use in Gas Zones 1 and 2 and Dust Zones 21 and 22, as well as being IEC and IECEx certified.



Key enhancements for OnSSI’s Ocularis v5.7 VMS include a new recorded video backup feature that provides additional copies of the recorded video data that can be saved to another location on the system, at no additional cost. Applicable to many vertical markets, the copied video can be accessed through all Ocularis Clients, providing an additional copy of the video data at a central or separate location. This can be helpful if video needs to be moved for long-term storage or if a video copy is required by law. Another new feature provides mirrored recordings (available in Ocularis Ultimate), featuring simultaneous recordings of all cameras to ensure that video is never lost from hardware failure of the primary recording server. Ocularis Desktop, Web and Mobile Client updates include the ability to schedule when users can log in and restrict user access during off hours, allowing administrators to control when and which users are in the system. TLS 1.2 encryption has also been enhanced for stronger system security. Additional features in Ocularis Client include a new “Export Alarm Recordings Only” function for faster video export; smooth video streaming option that helps when connecting to low bandwidth remote sites; faster log in time on large systems; added Smart Camera Drivers and functionality enhancements that support H.265; and expanded two-way audio support to now include Bosch cameras.


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

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