Equus’ new i1087TW NVR high-performance video surveillance workstation is a video management system (VMS) viewing workstation that can support multiple video feeds on several monitors and high performance storage servers with a hard drive capacity up to 48 terabytes. Featuring four hot-swap drive bays and optional Dual SSD for OS and live view storage, the unit supports three displays: HDMI, display port, and VGA. It is also equipped with dual 1GB Ethernet and additional dual/quad 1GB or 10GB. The i1087TW NVR uses the Windows 10 Professional or Windows 10 IoT operating systems, and also features RAID (redundant array of independent disks) level configurations 0, 1, 5, and 10.
S2 Security's Magic Monitor Version 5 unifies access control, video surveillance and forensics, digital signage and live Internet sourced real-time data and information feeds in a single user interface. Version 5 introduces Dynamic Cells, which allow users to program any Magic Monitor with interactive content. This version also includes enhanced S2 NetBox access control and event monitoring system integration and additional third-party video management system support. With Dynamic Cells, Magic Monitors can be customized to meet unique operational requirements. By programming any Magic Monitor with dynamic content, users can create interactive floor plans as well as follow events on screen by navigating through one camera feed to the next. In addition, Dynamic Cells support touch screen-capable, responsive digital signage for general use throughout the enterprise in public areas such as lobbies and cafeterias.
The FLIR Systems FB-Series O fixed bullet thermal security camera is designed for short to mid-range perimeter protection. The FLIR FB-Series O offers plug-and-play integration with FLIR United VMS and certified by other major third-party video management solutions. The camera features a 320x240 resolution thermal imaging sensor that detects potential intruders in total darkness, and through sun glare, smoke, dust, and light fog. Three separate lens options – 93, 49 and 24-degree field of views – provide narrow-to-wide coverage of fence lines, building perimeters, and open areas. The FLIR FB-Series O integrates with FLIR analytic encoders such as FLIR ioi TRK-101 that help distinguish humans and vehicles, and FLIR ioi TRK-101 P PTZ Tracker that hand-off targets to thermal or visible pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ)-enabled cameras on the same network. Simultaneous IP and analogue video outputs are also available for use with network and legacy analogue systems. Advanced automatic gain control (AGC) and FLIR's Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) provide optimal image quality in all scenes.
Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras from Pelco by Schneider Electric are integrated with more than 20 of the industry’s leading Video Management System (VMS) solutions. Pelco Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras are integrated with the following VMS solutions and more: Exacq exacqVision VMS ; Genetec Security Center; Milestone XProtect Enterprise, Expert, and Corporate VMS; OnSSI Ocularis; Qognify VisionHub; Verint Enterprise VMS; Vista qulu. Optera Panoramic Multi-Sensor Cameras are preloaded with advanced analytics including: abandoned object, intrusion detection, camera sabotage, wrong direction, loitering detection, object counting, object removal, and stopped vehicle. Additional performance features include: a frame rate of up to 12.5 frames per second (fps) at full resolution or 30 fps at a reduced resolution; Pelco Smart Compression Technology, which reduces bitrate usage to generate up to 70 per cent savings on storage; and availability in a variety of colours and mounts. All models also feature a 3-year warranty.
G4S Virtual Patient Watch raises an alarm the instant a patient either attempts to get out of bed, or begins demonstrating escalating behaviour requiring immediate medical attention. G4S Virtual Patient Watch has a wide range of potential security and safety applications in a healthcare setting, including the provision of enhance monitoring and security of patients suffering from psychiatric illnesses or chronic conditions such as dementia. Central to the system is a high-resolution bedside camera with infra-red capability that allows it to function in the semi-dark of night time units. The camera senses the movement of a patient who is preparing to get out of bed or who is escalating in behaviour, triggering an alarm to alert security or medical staff. A speakerphone system allows for direct contact with the patient or clinical staff who can be alerted for immediate assistance.
With the Bosch Video Management System (BVMS) 7.5, Bosch has expanded its range of VMS software with the introduction of the BVMS 7.5 Viewer - a new variant aimed at small and medium-sized applications. This entry-level and free of charge version of Bosch’s existing Video Management System enables small business owners to view multiple live video streams of their surveillance cameras in high resolution from their computer screen. It also allows replaying recorded videos, and carrying out forensic searches of video recordings. The BVMS 7.5 Viewer can be downloaded free from the Bosch website. To access live and recorded video only, two configuration steps are necessary: First, users assign their selected devices to the system, and then organize and cluster them as needed.
The MR832 outdoor bullet camera from LILIN Americas features a 4mm fixed lens with an IP66 environment rating, an operating range of -40° to 122°F, along with 30M IR LED illumination and Day/Night imaging. LILIN MR832 IP cameras feature 2D wide dynamic range, which provides accurate video capture in high-contrast lighting, and use 3D Noise Reduction for maximum clarity in low light conditions. Energy-efficient IR LEDs automatically illuminate scenes in complete darkness for discovering subjects at a range of up to 30 meters (98 ft.). To save installation time, the MR832 camera is designed with a multi-angle adjustable wall/ceiling mount bracket for flexibility and ease of use. In addition, the camera supports ONVIF Profile S and is powered by either PoE or DC12V. The MR832 delivers full 1080P HD resolution at 30 FPS while being compact and lightweight for wall or ceiling mount applications.
Qblock is a turnkey NAS VMS solution from Qognify designed for the surveillance industry. Qblock is a unique offering built on industry’s leading technology from Dell EMC, bringing together NAS and VMS technologies to create a solution that addresses today’s and future growing needs. Combining the VisionHub VMS, Dell EMC’s Isilon storage and PowerEdge compute, Qblock features an IT Grade solution with zero data loss, low risk deployment, centralized management, and expansion and scalability without the need for re-architecture.
With Full HD and 3 megapixel video quality, the Vigilance Full HD PoE Dome Network Camera (DCS-4603) provides surveillance in a variety of lighting conditions. Suitable for installations in hotels, retail locations, restaurants, offices, and schools, the D-Link DCS-4603 can be mounted indoor on walls or ceilings, with a 3-axis gimbal to precisely position the lens.
The exacqVision M-Series expands the All-in-One Recorder category with the LC-Series PoE+ recorder. Similar to the higher-capacity, higher PoE power LC-Series, the M-Series includes integrated PoE camera ports and exacqVision START video management software, which can be upgraded to the Professional or Enterprise software. Users can connect up to eight IP cameras per recorder and can view and administer live and recorded video directly from the recorder using the included exacqVision client or remotely using a web browser or exacqVision client on a separate computer.
Avigilon announced the expansion of its H4 camera platform with the addition of the H4 PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera line.
To “better serve its integrator partners who serve the small and medium business (SMB) market”, Hikvision says it is offering kits in North America for the first time.
LTS says license plate details captured at night are no longer lost with the Platinum VF motorized lens LPR Network IP camera 2.1MP, CMIP7923LPR.
The AutoVu SharpV is a new fixed ALPR (automated license plate recognition) camera with onboard processing from Genetec.
Designed for operation in any space, the On-Q IP Dome Camera from Legrand is triggered by motion sensors to take pictures, capture 1080p HD video and send e-mail alerts to homeowners. Once alerted, or at any other time, users can log into the camera via the On-Q IP Camera App to observe what’s occurring on their property via live video feeds.
The Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key combines biometric performance and 360-degree readability with anti-spoofing technology and fingerprint activated collaboration capabilities. Designed to meet Windows Hello security requirements, the key allows users without a fingerprint sensor in their computers to enjoy the benefits of the faster, more secure login that Windows Hello affords. Businesses whose employee computers do not have biometric authentication capabilities, can deploy the fingerprint key without having to replace an entire fleet of laptops.
Visitor Pass Solutions, a division of Data Management Inc., has developed a new brand for its temporary badge product line. The company says the One Day Time-Expiring Visitor Badges bolster security protocols and simplify visitor management at schools, healthcare facilities, corporate campuses and more. The new badges change colour overnight to display the word “VOID,” preventing reuse the next day. Visitor Pass Solutions says this means the badges don’t need to be collected at the end of a visit. The product will be formally unveiled at ASIS 2017, September 25-28, in Dallas, Texas.
The iSTAR Ultra LT Door Controller from Software House is a special edition iSTAR Ultra door controller that provides a full IP architecture and enterprise level features for small to mid-sized access control deployments. iSTAR Ultra LT centralizes all access control decision processing and secures network communications while allowing end users to use existing infrastructure and Power over Ethernet capabilities. iSTAR Ultra LT features a scalable architecture that includes support for up to eight card readers and 500,000 cardholders. The control module maintains the local access control database and makes all access decisions, centralizing access control management for operators. iSTAR Ultra LT can be shared with several Ethernet door modules. Its encryption and authentication ensure that communications between access controllers and doors are cyber secure.
C•CURE 9000 v2.60 offers advanced access control policy enforcement and customization, after-hours reader groups, expiring clearances and other notable features, as well as increased operational efficiency. This latest version of the C•CURE 9000 security and event management platform also supports IPV6 address protocols for the iSTAR Ultra door controller and introduces a new C•CURE 9000 Web Client user interface. Enhancements give end users the ability to configure the platform to create a new event after a number of consecutive rejections. With this feature, end users can define the threshold for event creation by configuring the number of consecutive retries allowed within a given time period.
The OBSG-LG-CV-Wave Turnstile from Orion Entrance Control is an Optical Barrier Swing Glass-Low Glass-Clear View Wave turnstile with an open look – accentuated by 3/8-inch transparent glass on the sides and 3/8-inch tempered swing glass. Integrated into the pedestal is the Safran MorphoWAVE biometric reader that captures fingerprints with one contactless movement or “wave.” The throughput yield is one person per second which provides any lobby with a modern option for turnstile security. Also offered by the company: Infinity Remote Lane Control Software (IRLC-SW) and Surface Pro 4 Touchscreen/Armodilo Case.
NetBotz 250 from Schneider Electric is a scalable rack access control and environmental monitoring appliance that proactively monitors critical IT assets in real-time, protecting against physical threats, environmental risks or human error that can disrupt IT operations and reduce reliability.
Galaxy Control Systems has received new FICAM certification for its System Galaxy software and for its CS Infrastructure System Galaxy software. Both are now listed on GSA’s Approved Product List (APL) under the PACS Infrastructure category. Also approved is the Validation System for Galaxy Control Systems-Endpoint in the PACS Validation System category.
The CEM Systems AC2000 Security Hub is an alarm management application for centrally managing events within the AC2000 access control system and its integrated sub-system including video, fire, intruder and building management systems. AC2000 Security Hub from Tyco Security Products offers a single, central interface for all command and control functions.
3xLOGIC Inc. has launched an updated, integrated website and completed the re-branding for its infinias product line.
The Safran MorphoAccess SIGMA Series access control high speed biometric and card reader features the MorphoWave Tower. Using this technology, C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management platforms are now able to deliver contactless access control.
The IOM Access Control Tablet for mainstream access control applications fuses an access control reader, biometrics, keypad, intercom, camera and other capabilities.
Vanderbilt continues with its strategic expansion plans to strengthen its access control business and product portfolio. The security systems provider has agreed to acquire Access Control Technology Ltd. (ACT), based in Dublin, Ireland.
Princeton Identity Inc., formerly a line of business of SRI International marketed under the SRI Identity brand, launched in late August as an independent company. Princeton Identity will focus on identity management and biometric authentication. It will continue to build on SRI’s successful legacy of biometric technologies for a wide range of government and commercial applications, as well as for mainstream physical identity access management (PIAM) applications.
Version 5.5 of Genetec’s Security Center, the company’s open architecture, unified IP security platform, combines access control, video surveillance, ALPR, and communications.
Trove access and power integration enclosure systems integrate Altronix power and accessories with access controllers from the industry’s leading manufacturers.
Alarm Lock has expanded its Trilogy T2 Series electronic standalone access locks. Standalone Trilogy T2 electronic keyless access locks provide vandal-proof all metal keypad and longest-life battery operation, lock models have a rugged clutch and fingertip tool-free programming, plus feature BHMA Grade-1 installation. The Trilogy T2 series now includes the DL2700 standalone digital cylindrical lock; new DL2700LD cylindrical lock with lockdown, suitable for schools and campus security with remote keyfob and bright visual lockdown indicator bar; and new mortise locks for high-security mortise locking, in either DL2700 CR classroom or DL2700DB deadbolt functions.
The new X-iT Series Narrow Stile Exit Device, M8800, from Marks USA is now available. These durable, Grade 1 exit devices are suitable for high impact applications, such as schools, universities and other institutional or commercial buildings, and retrofit all popular preps. The exit device is designed for use on all types of narrow stile single and double doors, of either 36” or 48” door width, and conveniently, non-handed for installation flexibility.
Stanley Security Solutions Taiwan has initiated a voluntary recall in the United States of certain door locksets due to a risk of entrapment in an emergency.
Kwikset will expand its patented SmartKey security to the automotive accessories industry through a partnership with Horizon Global Corp., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded towing and trailering equipment.
Medeco Security Locks has developed environmental product declarations (EPD) for nine of its mechanical and electronic locks and locking systems products.
The SureWave CM-330 Series of active infrared, hands-free switches from Camden Door Controls are wireless ready.
The AES-300 electric strike from Alarm Controls has a small body design which eliminates the need to cut out the dustbox, saving time and eliminating a majority of potential mistakes during installation. Its small size means it fits neatly into any size cutout, making it suitable for retrofit in medium duty applications.
ABLOY Security offers a new Bluetooth key for Abloy Protec2 CLIQ. It is operated by an app that can be downloaded to any Android or Apple phone. The critical tasks and access rights for the Bluetooth key can be updated by pairing the key to the app on a users’ phone. This will help eliminate the need for mobile and wall mounted programming devices for traditional key programming.
This touchscreen deadbolt from Kwikset is keyway-less, removing the threat of lock-picking and lock bumping. In the unlikely event the four AA batteries run out of power, backup power can be supplied via a 9V battery.
Medeco High Security Locks was recently presented with its ISO 14001:2004 certificate from Intertek, affirming that the company’s Salem, Virginia, operation adheres to the internationally-recognized standard for environmental management in the design and manufacture of locks and locking systems.
Camden Door Controls is now offering two-day air shipping to all cities in the U.S., at the same cost as standard ground delivery. The company believes it is the only manufacturer providing this option.
Alpha, a Japanese manufacturer of locks and access systems, will acquire ASSA ABLOYs car access/security business for €17.0 million. The car lock business has operations in the Czech Republic, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland and the People’s Republic of China.
Smart lock manufacturer Weiser has added support for Google Weave, Thread and Apple HomeKit™ Internet of Things (IoT) platforms to its smart lock portfolio, in addition to expanding its Kevo™ platform.
Camden Door Controls has introduced its new CX-ED2079 kit, a low profile ‘Universal’ grade 2 strike, with three stainless steel faceplates included.
Weiser’s SmartCode 10 Touchscreen is a keyless, touchscreen deadbolt and the newest product to offer Weiser’s patent-pending SecureScreen technology to consumers.
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.
Summer vacation is a time for everyone to relax, but when a home is empty due to summer travel, the threat of a burglary rises.
AlarmNet 360 is a new cloud-based management platform from Honeywell designed to help security dealers and central stations drive business growth, simplify account management and streamline installations.
Millworks Custom Manufacturing in Toronto has installed a complete security solution using DSC PowerSeries Neo from Tyco Security Products to integrate a wireless intrusion system throughout its custom millworks facility.
Pelco by Schneider Electric today announced that its VideoXpert video management system is now integrated with iTrak, the latest incident management solution from iView Systems.
Senstar's FiberPatrol-PL, an advanced security system for buried pipelines, is optimized to detect third-party interference (TPI). FiberPatrol-PL uses fibre optic cable buried along the pipeline to detect and locate ground vibrations and acoustic signatures associated with TPI activity. A single FiberPatrol-PL processor can detect and locate TPI over a distance of up to 72 km (45 mi) and within 10 m (33 ft) accuracy. FiberPatrol-PL detects TPI activity that threatens pipeline integrity: machine or manual digging, heavy machinery operating nearby, and even people walking in the vicinity of the pipeline. The system’s advanced detection algorithms optimize the detection of TPI activity while rejecting nuisance alarms. It can also reject vibrations caused by traffic on roads and railways running parallel or perpendicular to the pipeline.
Rex Plus II, the electronic watchdog alarm from STI, provides a way to deter burglars, without the problems of owning a real dog. With his electronic radar eyes, Rex II can “see” through thick doors, walls and glass. When movement is detected, he starts to emit the selected sound (Dog 1, Dog 2, 2 Dogs together – Ding, Ding Dong, Chirp – Siren 1, Siren 2). The closer an intruder gets, the more frequent the barking becomes. As the intruder backs off, the barking decreases in frequency, stopping completely when movement is out of range. Water resistant flip top provides easy access to the controls. Simply plug unit into a standard electrical outlet or power with six (6) C batteries. Detection range: adjustable up to 26 feet (range reduced through obstructions), detection angle: 150 degrees. Easy setup with voice messages or prompts.
Bosch Security Systems' Commercial Series family of motion detectors expands the Bosch portfolio of wall-mount motion detectors, which includes Blue Line Gen2 for residential and small commercial applications and the Professional Series for mid-sized to large commercial environments.
Smarter Security has announced the availability of a new line of four SmarterBeam passive infrared (PIR) motion detectors. Already designed with precision engineering to deliver the highest levels of alarm accuracy, SmarterBeam has features that vastly lower its vulnerability to defeat, including a second PIR sensor that eliminates the creep zone.
Honeywell announced the release of the 5800C2W Convert to Wireless Module, a device that enables retrofitting existing 12-volt security control panels of virtually any type or brand by converting wired sensors to Honeywell’s 5800 Series wireless technology. Up to nine hardwired zones can be easily converted to 5800 wireless protection zones—eliminating the cost of adding transmitters. The 5800C2W is a reliable solution that lets security professionals expand their connected home and building portfolio by offering Honeywell’s LYNX series of self-contained security systems to more users.
The STI Clock/Bell Damage Stopper helps protect clocks and bells against vandalism and damage.
The latest version of Honeywell’s Pro-Watch security management system expands the services dealers can provide to their customers. The Pro-Watch 4.1 security management system adds support for Honeywell’s Vindicator high security intrusion detection system, as well as SALTO disconnected readers and Mercury Security control panels.
Gallagher's Z10 Dynamic Tension Sensor offers the next generation of taut wire type technology to perimeter security. The sensor overcomes shortcomings in conventional taut wire technologies, providing outstanding fence wire disturbance detection.
Willem Ryan, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Bosch Video Systems, discusses several recently released products including the IP 2000, IP 5000 and High Line camera solutions
Per Hanssen on Totus Solutions' outdoor LED lighting security platform
Eaton introduces its new line of Wheelock Exceder LED3 notification appliances, compliant with the latest National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code requirements for flash duration. The Wheelock Exceder LED3 line includes strobes, horn strobes, horns, speakers, speaker strobes, low frequency sounder strobes, and sounders for ceiling and wall-mount indoor applications. High-fidelity speakers provide leading intelligibility for mass notification and emergency communications. The line has been UL/ULC listed as compatible with all fire alarm control panels and accessories determined to be compatible with Wheelock RSS strobe-based products. Exceder LED3 strobes can also be installed in the same notification zone and field of view with any Wheelock RSS strobe model.
Honeywell released its first-ever professionally installed and monitored wireless combination smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detector for homes. The 5800COMBO is easy for dealers to install and helps to protect homeowners from multiple dangers through continuous central station monitoring, compared to unmonitored detectors. The battery-powered 5800COMBO contains a built-in transmitter that allows central stations outside the home to monitor alarm events in the home – such as smoke and CO gas – as well as monitor for maintenance conditions. It alerts occupants to the danger and transmits a smoke or CO alarm signal to the panel when smoke is detected or when specified levels of CO are reached in the home. The device uses both voice and visual display to alert occupants. Voice notifies the occupant of the threat and announces what action should be taken. A multi-color LED light ring is visible from all sides and angles, providing visual annunciation when there is danger.
Altronix’s LINQ Communication Platform enables power to be monitored, controlled and reported from virtually anywhere, with multiple devices at multiple sites able to be integrated and managed remotely.
QuikSpec is a free online design tool to help system specifiers design and assemble complete emergency systems using both the Aiphone IS Series and IX Series. The solution generates a complete equipment list based on the answers to a few questions.
BEST SHELTER from STANLEY Security, is a lockdown solution, designed specifically for educational K-12, business and health-care environments. The SHELTER fob by BEST allows for quick communication with the SHELTER wireless system to initiate a lockdown and third-party notification of an event. This multi-purpose fob permits a fast and easy lockdown of one door, hallway or entire building. With assistance from an integration resource, the SHELTER network components can be configured to initiate a signal to a pre-installed access control system or alarm systems, allowing immediate communication with first responders. When the lockdown is initiated from the fob, it is communicated to an attached lockset called the BEST SHELTER 9KX Cylindrical Lockset (9KX).
Nortek’s 2GIG® Smoke Detector Sensor is available to dealers and installers looking to provide their customers with a smarter layer of protection for their interconnected smoke detector system via a retrofit solution.
A host of enriched features and functionality in Zetron’s updated computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system may improve the ways public safety agencies are able to collect and use incident information. This can result in faster, more accurate responses to events and improved incident management, says Zetron.
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software, has a years-long partnership with Bosch Security Systems in both the Camera Partner Program (CaPP) and as a Milestone Solution Partner (MSP).
In recognition of their sales leadership in 2015, Status Solutions has announced that Northeast Protection Partners, Inc. (NEPPS) is its U.S. Valued Business Partner of the Year for 2015, with Unity Connected Solutions named as the 2015 VBP of the Year for Canada.
A B.C. family had a harrowing experience with carbon monoxide poisoning on Jan. 15, and credits their survival to the cries of their fifteen-month-old daughter.
E2S Warning Signals is launching two brand new families of alarm horn sounders and light strobes. The new premium ‘STEx’ stainless steel enclosure explosion proof warning signal range offers outstanding corrosion resistance in aggressive environments combined with outstanding performance.
Qolsys has added the IQ Temp & IQ Siren to its expanding portfolio of connected sensors and smart devices.
Audio specialist manufacturer TOA Corporation announces its new Voice Evacuation System, which complies with both American and Canadian standards UL 2572 and CAN/ULC-S576 listings.
The STI Select-Alert mini controller protects important devices and can also help alert anyone of an urgent situation. It is a multipurpose strobe and alarm, offering a choice of 32 distinct tones.
BluePoint Alert Solutions announces BluePoint Medical, a new pull-station system designed to directly alert medical response teams when people are requiring emergency medical attention. The system works similar to the BluePoint integrated safety system that speeds response times of law enforcement/first responders and notifies building occupants when life-threatening incidents occur. Similar to a standard “fire alarm,” occupants can activate a BluePoint pull station and instantly notify first responders and building occupants of an emergency situation to expedite a rapid response. BluePoint complements physical security systems and addresses the growing need to speed response times when an organization’s most valuable asset – its people – are in harm’s way.
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.
STI’s commercial grade Wireless Musical Chimes require no electrical wiring and no through-the-wall drilling. All units offer an operating range of up to 500 feet between transmitter and receiver. Select one of 10 sounds (with multiple volume levels) with the push of a button. Because they are compatible, numerous transmitters can link to the same receiver. Distinguish between front and back doors by selecting a different sound on each. UL/cUL Listed, FCC Certified, 433 MHz. Four models are available: STI-3350 (Wireless Doorbell Chime with Receiver); STI-3360 (Wireless Entry Alert Chime with Receiver); STI-3610 (Wireless Motion-Activated Chime with Receiver) and STI-3300 (Wireless Doorbell Extender with Receiver).
The UltraSync SmartHome system from Interlogix provides home automation and professional-grade, UL-listed security features to keep homeowners in touch and in control.
Leviton has announced the development of new Decora Smart Apple HomeKit-enabled lighting control accessories for use with an iPhone or iPad, including in-wall dimmers and switches.
The newest release of Honeywell’s Total Connect Remote Services Software app includes push notifications for iOS devices, and it also integrates with Apple TV, giving homeowners new ways to keep tabs on their dwellings.
The Vantage RadioLink EasyTouch II keypad from Legrand is a two-button, programmable keypad that provides wireless, full scene control. The keypad is suitable for transition areas such as corridors and hallways in modern luxury homes, hotels and offices.
The ZigBee Alliance and the Fairhair Alliance have signed a liaison agreement to collaborate on driving higher levels of product interoperability and standards unification in smart commercial buildings. The two organizations will explore opportunities to combine their technical specifications and take advantage of the ZigBee Alliance’s extensive testing, certification and branding resources and expertise to simplify the development and deployment of lighting and building automation systems based on a common, IP-based network infrastructure.
The Open Connectivity Foundation, sponsor of the IoTivity open source project, and AllSeen Alliance, which provides the AllJoyn open source IoT framework, will merge under the OCF name and bylaws. This merger will advance interoperability between connected devices from both groups.
The smart home market continues to expand, with 47 million connected smart home devices shipped globally in 2015. The market is projected to broaden at a compound annual growth rate of 60 per cent, reaching 477 million devices in 2020, according to IHS Markit, a global information and analytics firm.
Fibaro SWIPE is a wireless gesture control pad that creates shortcuts for users to control the smart devices in their home with a wave of their hand. With a simple design and advanced technology, SWIPE can act as a picture frame on a tabletop surface or sit behind the wall and give you invisible smart home control.
In an effort to stay abreast of technology for the connected home and its relationship to the integrated security, fire, and life safety market, an association of electronics installers has partnered with SecurityCEU.com to launch an enhanced training program for its members.
DSC has launched a new program geared towards home builders and developers looking to deliver smart home security and technology to homeowners.
The Z-Wave Alliance is now accepting applications for the 2016 Z-Wave Labs competition. This accelerator-style program gives winners with an innovative idea in IoT product or service design access to the large Z-Wave Alliance ecosystem, partners and resources as well as the Z-Wave IoT-ready 500 series development kits.
Vivint Smart Home, a provider of smart home technology and services, will receive a US$100-million equity investment co-led by tech investor Peter Thiel and investment firm Solamere Capital. The strategic investment will help fuel Vivint’s growth and product innovation.
Millions of smart home devices are shipped annually in North America, but the smart home market is highly fragmented and confusing for end-users concerned about brand longevity, customer care and reliability.
The Epson LABELWORKS PX LW-PX700 industrial label maker from K-Sun creates durable, custom and compliant labels, wire markers and more up to 1” wide.
The EasyLobby Solo visitor management system for small- to medium-sized organizations functionality based on HID Global’s enterprise-class EasyLobby Secure visitor Management (SVM) solution for larger organizations.
Safran Identity & Security will open an innovation centre in the Silicon Valley at the end of 2016 with a specific focus on digital payment, digital identity and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Idesco Corp. will be a security provider for the 70th Little League World Series, youth baseball and softball competition in the world taking place August 18-28 in Williamsport, PA. Idesco has provided The Little League Baseball with the XXL 2.0 ID card printer for free, to use until the conclusion of the event.
HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has acquired DemoTeller, a leading provider of instant issuance solutions for the financial market. With the acquisition of DemoTeller, HID Global is now able to address the needs of financial institutions and retailers for instant issuance of personalized financial or payment cards, such as a “chip card,” with a fully integrated solution.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is testing a biometric identity solution supplied by Unisys at the Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego to help identify certain non-U.S. citizens leaving the country.
Morpho (Safran)’s biometrics authentication solution has been certified by the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance. The company says its “selfie”-based solution provides a viable and highly secure alternative to passwords for authentication.
Checking IDs is an important way for businesses to protect against fraud and comply with the law. But frontline workers at places like restaurants, banks, convenience stores, and mobile phone retailers also perform many other tasks, and may lack the specialized training to confidently check IDs. Businesses need a fast, accurate and easy-to-use way to determine whether IDs are genuine.
HID Global's vanGO is a visual security solution that enables universities, enterprises and government agencies to create and issue personalized, secure IDs with higher levels of protection.
Suprema, Inc. has launched a fingerprint scanner software development kit (SDK) for Android operating system (OS).
S.I.C. Biometrics, a Montreal-based company, announced the launch of the first fingerprint reader running on the Apple mobile devices.
ADT has released the first Sensormatic pinless anti-shoplifting tag. The Sensormatic UltraLite PT can help retailers protect a broad range of items including jeans, leather goods, shoes and handbags that might be more difficult to tag with traditional anti-theft tags, which are pinned to products.
Zebra Technologies Corp. recently launched the Zebra ZXP Series 8, a retransfer printer designed for high-security ID cards, driver’s licences, gift cards and financial cards. According to the vendor, the Zebra ZXP Series 8 produces photo-quality cards, such as smart cards, polycarbonate cards for security applications and biopolymer cards, even on uneven surfaces. The printer is available in single- and dual-sided printing configurations with a full portfolio of magnetic encoding, smart card encoding, single- and dual-sided lamination, and connectivity options. An XML-based software development kit is available to support a broad array of features and technologies, making it easier and faster to integrate the ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer with host of enterprise applications. Standard and optional features of the ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer include: magnetic stripe encoder; combination smart card contact and contactless encoders; contact station; USB or Ethernet connectivity; and security mechanical locks. Planned future options include support for UHF Gen 2 RFID encoder, single- and dual-sided laminator, and 802.11g wireless connectivity.The Zebra ZXP Series 8 retransfer printer will be sold primarily through Zebra’s network of channel partners. Zebrawww.zebracard.com
HID Global has introduced the Fargo HDP5000 card identity system which includes the hardware, software and materials needed to create secure, professional ID cards with superior print quality using retransfer technology. The HDP5000 system joins HID’s suite of Fargo all-in-one systems that also includes the DTC550 and the DTC400 card printing systems.
The self-contained SKE 12 pad series can mount directly to a single gang switchbox.
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.
S2 Security, a developer of complete enterprise security solutions, has launched S2 Cumulus, a cloud-based service that enables the administration and monitoring of S2 products, as well as critical communication between people, devices and third-party systems.
This 42” Plastic Enclosure (ENP4250) from Legrand is transparent to radio frequencies to enable placement of wireless devices into traditional structured wiring installations without interference or reduction of signal coverage. Made with a durable ABS plastic, the enclosure features a universal mounting grid that maximizes its compatibility with third-party products without requiring additional brackets. The unique design also allows it to be utilized for surface- or recess-mounted applications. Extra venting along the door for heat dissipation and staggered mounting tabs allow multiple enclosures to mount in adjacent stud bays. The enclosure features an extended cover that adds 1.2” of depth for cable headroom and third-party device flexibility. The metal hinge on the cover attaches to either the right or left side of the enclosure without the need for tools. The enclosure can be locked using included screws.
Antaira’s LNP-1604G-SFP is the latest industrial Gigabit PoE+ unmanaged Ethernet switch series that offers 12 gigabit Ethernet ports with a PSE maximum of 30W per port and four SFP gigabit fibrer slots for long distance connectivity.
The 2GIG Vario Hybrid Security System consists of a security control panel with on-board hardwire inputs and outputs, which can add wireless capabilities to take advantage of 2GIG’s existing wireless solutions.
The iTrak Incident Reporting & Risk Management System Version 6.0 release from iView includes feature updates such as the collaborative Case Management and automated iDispatch Security Kiosk Modules.
The TS-x31P NAS series from QNAP Systems includes the TS-131P, TS-231P, and TS-431P. Powered by an AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-212 dual-core 1.7GHz processor, this series provides a secure private cloud NAS solution tailored for home, SOHO and workgroup users.
Power protection designed to protect valuable equipment such as desktop computers, file servers, network devices, security systems, and voice communications equipment is available from the Minuteman Entrepid Series of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) from Para Systems.
The Thread Group has announced its intention to expand the Thread networking specification beyond the connected home and into the commercial building and professional sectors, to unlock valuable new use cases for its members.
Operating in the 60GHz band, the new EtherHaul-500 V-band radio from Siklu is characterized by licence-free spectrum, minimal reflections and narrow beam-width that enable dense link deployment. This makes solutions operating in 60GHz suitable for upgrading 5GHz networks, where spectrum is increasingly scarce.
The Vidsys Enterprise 2017 converged security and information management (CSIM) software platform includes advanced features and expandable infrastructure purposely built for the Internet of Things (IoT). It can support customers with regional, national, and global foot prints where enhanced enterprise data visualization and business intelligence are critical features for real-time and historic reporting.
Siemens has opened its "cyber security operation center" (CSOC) for the protection of industrial facilities, with locations in Lisbon, Munich and Milford, Ohio. Siemens industrial security specialists based at these sites monitor industrial facilities all around the world for cyber threats, warn companies in the event of security incidents, and coordinate proactive countermeasures.
The FM1300 OTTO radio offering from Fluidmesh Networks is dedicated to point-to-point long distance/high bandwidth transmissions, allowing high data throughput. The FM 1300 OTTO is designed and manufactured for backhauling mission-critical video, voice and data. The FM 1300 OTTO can be used to create point-to-point links with a throughput up to 500 Megabits per second (Mbps) and links over 10 miles. Its metal enclosure shields against co-location interference. Suitable applications include: Long range links exceeding three miles without heavy dish; architecture where multiple radios are co-located (e.g., backhaul of Point-to-Multipoint); and backhaul of large networks at a data transfer rate over 150 megabits per second.
With the addition of NexGen Storage, Pivot3 broadens its product line of solutions for data centre challenges. Pivot3 is an innovator in the development of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). NexGen Storage provides hybrid storage appliances, dynamic all-flash arrays and Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities.
In recognition of its contributions to solving the compatibility challenges and connectivity issues facing the network surveillance market, the DirectIP surveillance platform from IDIS was awarded highest honors at the first Korea High-Tech Safety Industry Product & Technology Awards.
The SR-500 line of radars for critical infrastructure protection is suited for perimeter security of airports, seaports, government facilities, correctional facilities, power sub stations, and more.
Senstar has successfully delivered perimeter electronic security systems (ESS) to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for its rapidly deployable military camps. The systems were shipped over the past few months and training on the systems will be completed in the first quarter of 2017.
The U.S. presidential debate on Oct. 19 in Las Vegas, NV, was the first such debate monitored not only for ground threats but also aerial threats, by using SpotterRF’s new A2000 CSR created especially for monitoring low-flying UAVs (drones). The U.S. Department of Homeland Security deems presidential debates to be National Special Security Events (NSSE), as they may be a potential target for terrorism or other criminal activity.
A Canadian company that ranks as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) is celebrating 35 years in business. Headquartered in Ottawa, Senstar was founded as a spin-off from Computing Devices Co. of Canada Ltd. (ComDev), which still exists as part of General Dynamics.
Senstar’s FiberPatrol-PR fence-mounted fibre optic intrusion detection system now detects and locates intrusions over a distance of up to 24 km per processor, a 50 per cent increase from the previous capability of 16 km.
Farpointe Data has announced its new P-900 proximity reader that lets customers access a variety of up to 20-inch (508 mm) read range applications, from the parking lot to an inside door. With the reader, users can deploy Farpointe's Pyramid Series proximity cards and tags as well as support certain legacy HID and/or AWID 125-KHz proximity cards and tags.
Proximex introduces Surveillint Essentials, an entry level physical security information management (PSIM) solution for those seeking the latest technology in an easy-to-use, quick-to-implement format.
Raytec have expanded their flagship range of VARIO illuminators to include a new, all-in-one Infra-Red and White-Light solution - VARIO Hybrid.
Honeywell's 5800C2W Convert to Wireless Module is a device that enables retrofitting existing 12-volt security control panels of virtually any type or brand by converting wired sensors to Honeywell’s 5800 Series wireless technology.
HGH Infrared Systems, a global provider of 360 degree thermal imaging systems, announces the debut of the SPYNEL-X, a very high definition IRST. The SPYNEL-X captures in real time, full panoramic images with a resolution of up to 120 Mpix.
VidSys' version 7.6 of its software platform provides enhanced functionality, increased operating efficiency and an expanded suite of product security tools and features.
Larson Electronics has developed a new Frac Pad LED Lighting Trailer System that contains 6 carts and umbilical cable system for pad areas 300 feet by 500 feet in size. This system includes transport trailer with air compressor and generator, six portable cart LED light towers and the umbilical system that carries air and power to each cart.
Elpas will unveil its new Eiris Go mobile application at ASIS 2013 Security Exhibition, September 24-27, 2013 in Chicago. This mobile app for both Android and Apple smartphones is designed for use with Elpas’ Eiris RTLS Management Software. Eiris Go brings Eiris real-time location alert monitoring and management to first responders, anywhere anytime.
Need to know when motion is detected in a monitored area? STI’s new Wireless Indoor Motion Detector Alert with 4-Channel Voice Receiver (STI-V34700) lets you know when the sensor detects movement.
Linear's Copper Cop is a new copper theft security solution designed to protect commercial HVAC units. Copper Cop includes a unique wire harness and patent-pending spring-loaded clips enclosed in a durable bright yellow casing that provides "Protected by Copper Cop" warning signage to deter would-be thieves. If breached, Copper Cop connects to a local siren while also transmitting an alarm signal to a Linear or other security system which then alerts the proper authorities. Since it is an alarm activation device, licensed security system installers can retrofit existing HVAC units without needing an HVAC installer's or an electrician's licence.www.linearcorp.com
The Horn/Strobe/Speaker Damage Stoppers are UL/cUL Listed guards designed to protect System Sensor SpectrAlert Advanced series of notification appliances.
E2S has introduced beacons with output enhancing field-replaceable colour lenses and LED light sources. These latest features, previously introduced with the GRP GNEx and stainless steel STEx families, have now been applied to the LM6 alloy BEx family.
Napco Security Technologies says it has just super-sized their StarLink tradeup incentive with the new “Free For All” program, which will reduce equipment costs on installations.
The StarLink Series Cellular and IP alarm communications solutions line from Napco Security Technologies now includes original StarLink Intrusion Radios, StarLink Fire Dual Path cellular and/or IP models, Mercantile (Metal) Models, and StarLink Connect Communicators.
The EV-700 Digital Announcer from TOA Canada can be operated in conjunction with a variety of external devices. When incorporated into an existing TOA PA system, it provides benefits including, manual or automatic distribution of timed and repeated announcements, background music, along with other audio programs. Users can easily create or update sound source files and programs directly or remotely via a network. Should an emergency arise, prerecorded emergency messages are ready for priority broadcast. This product features 35 preinstalled sound source files, with a storage capacity of 32,768 sound source files and 26 audio programs. Dedicated software enables the user in any networked location to create, edit, store and activate broadcast programs from a PC. Programs can be synchronized so that they are broadcast simultaneously across the network. A R.E.M. (Recording Endless Message) function enables repeated playback of emergency announcements to ensure occupants are quickly notified or evacuated when an emergency arises.
AXIS C3003-E Network Horn Speaker is an easy-to-install outdoor loudspeaker that provides clear, remote audio. Integration into a video surveillance or an IP telephony system allows operators to deter unwanted activity anytime, from anywhere with live and pre-recorded audio.
The SRMW-24R Sunlight Readable HD LCD monitors are designed to operate in direct bright sunlight, or in other high ambient-light conditions.
When choosing speakers to project public address system broadcasts, two qualities are of paramount importance: sound clarity and durability. AmpliVox Sound Systems meets the highest standards of each with its indoor/outdoor PA speaker products, the S1270 Paging Power Horn and the S1271 Line Transformer PA Speaker.
Aiphone Corporation, award winning manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, announces the release of their latest innovation, the JP Series Touchscreen Video Intercom.
Fluidmesh Networks introduces its 5.1-5.8 GHZ POINT-TO-POINT KIT. Complete with two radios, two mounting brackets and two Power over Ethernet (PoE) injectors, the Fluidmesh PONTE-50 is designed to quickly and cost-effectively create simple wireless links.
Honeywell has announced that Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 now supports four languages, including French Canadian, Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese, in addition to English.
The Wireless Universal Alert with Single Channel Slave Receiver (STI-34409) is designed to work in conjunction with a control panel. If a monitored site is tripped, the transmitter sends a wireless signal to the control panel, efficiently alerting of use.
The STI Stopper Station button with shield (SS-21A4X) has a local alarm that sounds when cover is lifted, drawing immediate attention to the area.
Fluidmesh Networks announces the release of its FM4200 MOBI. Designed specifically for mobility projects, the FM4200 MOBI radio is based on Fluidity, a Fluidmesh technology that offers broadband connectivity and enables data/video streaming in mobile environments, such as in trains, buses, ferries and cars, even at high speed.
Leviton has announced the release of the 20A30-1 Omni Notifier, adding immediate e-mail notification to your smartphone or tablet.
The NV series switch based miniature joystick from APEM offers 4 directional outputs plus a 5th center pushbutton option providing a positive, tactile feedback in all directions for precise and secure fingertip control.
Platinum Tools announces that the EZ-DataLock Locking Strain Reliefs are now part of the Platinum Tools’ line of EZ-RJ45 network solutions.
Platinum Tools announces that it will launch a new Tone and Probe Set during 2015 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 15-17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, booth #5036.
Platinum Tools will debut the Net Prowler Pro Test Kit during 2015 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 15-17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, booth #5036.
Video Mount Products announces that its PDS-LCM2B dual large flat panel ceiling mount adapter now accepts flat panels up to 80 inches.
Ideal for the security and electrical industries, the new Intelligent Battery Tester range from ACT Meters Ltd offers a practical and accurate solution to testing lead acid batteries commonly used in back up systems.
Platinum Tools announces the launch of the PRO 6-in-1 Screwdriver (p/n 19002C & 19003C).
Platinum Tools announces the launch of the 9-Inch Ergo Crimp Tool (p/n 16500).
Platinum Tools' new 10Gig Termination Kit (P/N 90170) exceeds the 10Gig performance standard requirements for streaming high bandwidth across Cat6E, Cat6A, and Cat7 cable.
Platinum Tools introduces the EZ-RJPRO Termination Pod, a complete turnkey field kit (P/N 90173).
Platinum Tools announces the launch of the 22-in-1 Security Screwdriver Kit (p/n 19105). It is designed specifically for security professionals. The set provides optimal versatility for both security and traditional applications.
VIVOTEK announces the launch of the Design Tool app for iOS and Android platforms. The app enables VIVOTEK’s global customers to directly acquire precise and detailed product information based on their specific installation and project design requirements from their mobile devices anytime, anywhere.
Axis Communications, has introduced Axis Camera Families, a collection of 3D surveillance camera models to be used with Autodesk Revit software.
Honeywell has released the 7845i-GSM, which allows communication via the GSM (Global System for Mobile) network combined with the Internet. It communicates using GPRS, but automatically switches to SMS if GPRS is unavailable, and offers data reporting, uploading and downloading to most Honeywell control panels. Features include tamper protection, a built-in power supply, six input zones which can be configured for +V, -V, or EOLR triggering, web-based programming, 256-bit AES encryption, and remote services capability.
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