Daily Report – 4/17/15

DW Security Update: April 17, 2015 

Top Stories 

Albuquerque neighborhoods hiring private security – KRQE
In the middle of an Albuquerque Police officer shortage, neighborhoods are trying something new to stay safe. They’re hiring private security to keep guard when officers can’t. (read more)

Gyro-Copter Landing on Capitol Grounds Raises Questions About Security NBC News
The bizarre stunt pulled off by a man who managed to steer a small aircraft onto the U.S. Capitol lawn has raised yet more questions about security at the most important installations of the federal government. (read more)

When Security Screening Crosses the Line – The Atlantic
How intrusive is airport security these days? For ten or eleven male passengers, normal TSA screening protocol was so indistinguishable from a predatory stranger arbitrarily groping their genitals that none of them even complained when that happened. (read more)

 

 

ISC West

Lenel’s new VMS spotlighted at ISC West – Security Watch Info
Lenel Systems International, Inc. has announced the newest version of its advanced, intuitive video management software, Prism 1.2, with performance enhancements and increased functionality that make it an ideal video monitoring system (VMS) for demanding video environments. Lenel is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (read more) 

Small commercial, residential highlight Interlogix offerings – Security Watch Info
Interlogix, a global leader in security and life-safety solutions, is highlighting products that make home and small business security stronger and more convenient at ISC West, April 15-17, booth #18019, in Las Vegas. On display are the Interlogix ZeroWire self-contained, wireless security and lifestyle enhancement hub, the Advisor™One touch screen panel, and the new ITI wireless siren. Interlogix is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (read more)

Moxa unveils rugged 360 PTZ dome IP camera at ISC West – Security Watch Info
Moxa, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of communications equipment for harsh environments, yesterday unveiled at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC) the new flagship of its IP network video surveillance family: the VPort 66-2MP. The 1080p PTZ dome camera is scheduled for production by July 1st and has been specifically designed for mission-critical video surveillance applications in industries such as transportation, oil and gas, energy, and factory automation, as well as in challenging outdoor locations. Moxa presented a fully operational unit at the show with final technical specs. (read more)

Dortronics emergency pull stations offer multi-purpose functionality – Security Watch Info
At ISC West, Dortronics Systems, Inc. (booth #1038), the industry’s leading provider of standard and custom finish access control products, is showcasing its Emergency Pull Station series designed to make it easier for occupants to quickly exit a building. (read more) 

Sielox’s Pinnacle access control platform opens new business opportunities for integrators – Security Watch Info
Sielox is demonstrating the unique performance features and benefits that make its industry-proven Pinnacle® Access Control Platform the go-to solution for Small-to-Medium Business (SMB) applications with 1 to 20 doors. Pinnacle’s ability to provide SMB’s with a high performance and cost-efficient access control solution provides integrators with numerous opportunities for new business development. (read more)

Retailer Tommy Bahama reduces LP investigation times using March Networks Searchlight – Security Watch Info
Tommy Bahama, the island-inspired clothing and home furnishing retailer based in Seattle, WA, has selected March Networks’ comprehensive retail solution to gain faster, more robust loss prevention (LP) capabilities, improve recovery and apprehension rates with higher-quality video evidence, and better safeguard customers and employees at 130  stores worldwide. (read more)

Altronix’s LINQ Network Communication and Control Solution – Security Watch Info
Altronix continues to lead in power and transmission technologies for the professional security industry with the introduction of the LINQ™ Network Communication and Control Solution here at ISC West. LINQ provides remote IP access to real-time data from power supplies and distribution devices to help keep systems up and running at optimal levels. An innovative new communication solution for networked systems, LINQ facilitates fast and easy installation and set-up, minimizes system downtime, and eliminates unnecessary service calls, which helps reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Early intervention, preventative maintenance and service calls can be handled with higher degrees of accuracy, which improves overall security at users’ locations.  For integrators looking to expand their service offerings, LINQ can effectively create a new source of Recurring Monthly Revenue (RMR). (read more)

SightLogix SightTracker now autosteers Axis HD PTZs – Security Watch Info
SightLogix, the established leader for smart thermal camera security systems, announces the integration of its SightTracker GPS-based auto tracking pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) controller with Axis Communications’  IP-based dome network cameras. The integration, which combines SightLogix accurate, long-range detection with AXIS Q60-E Series, delivers a complete security solution for protecting perimeters and outdoor assets. (read more)

Arecont Vision expands feature set with MegaBall G2 IP cameras – Security Watch Info
Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has enhanced the performance of its MegaBall® all-in-one indoor Day/Night H.264 megapixel camera series. (read more)

Dealers: Grow through differentiating, new technology – Security Systems News
Brand awareness and embracing technological advances like video verification, home automation and the cloud are among the main challenges facing mid-size security dealers today, according to three dealers attending the DMP Owners Forum here. (read more)

 

 

Security Industry

Iris ID certified under Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program – BioMetricUpdate.com
Iris ID Systems Inc. announced it has received Lenel factory certification by joining the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP), enabling the company’s IrisAccess iCAM iris recognition products to interface with the Lenel OnGuard access control system. (read more) 

Alarm.com releases new upgrades to Partner Services Platform – Security Watch Info
Alarm.com, a leading technology platform powering the Smart Home, has announced enhancements to its Partner Services Platform to give its Dealer Partners more tools to grow, support and manage their Smart Home Security business. The industry-leading Partner Services Platform now includes new sales tools, installation apps, customer engagement and upsell programs, and training resources. (read more)

Novatel Wireless develops 3G cellular upgrade solution for Icontrol One Dealers – Security Watch Info
Today Icontrol Networks, the company behind the most widely distributed interactive security and home automation platform in the industry, announced a partnership with Novatel Wireless, Inc., (Nasdaq: MIFI), a leading provider of wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Through this collaboration, Novatel Wireless enables Icontrol One dealers to integrate MiFi® Secure, a 3G cellular upgrade communication board, , with the Icontrol One interactive security solution. This unique offering provides independent security dealers a simple solution to migrate existing 2G cellular network dependent alarm panels to 3G in addition to offering Wi-Fi and Z-Wave capabilities for home automation services. (read more)

Vidsys secures the USA Pavillion at 2015 Worlds’ Fair – Security Watch Info
Vidsys has been selected to provide the security software platform for the USA Pavilion at this year’s world’s fair, Expo Milano 2015. With the theme “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet,” the USA Pavilion programming will highlight innovation on a wide range of topics, including food security, sustainability and mobility. With its culture of continuous improvement and constant innovation, Vidsys PSIM was a natural partner to provide security solutions for the USA Pavilion. (read more)

How Brivo OnAir Mobile App Helps Simplify Cloud-Based Access Control – Security Sales & Integration
The smartphone has become the go-to interface for home control, so why not for access control too? Advancements in cloud technology has enabled Brivo Systems to open up a broad new realm for integrators in access control, targeting small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) with manageable and expandable two- to four-door systems with recurring monthly revenue (RMR) potential. (read more)

Canadian Technology Firm Phybridge Purchases NVT – Security Sales
Phybridge, an IP transmission products provider, has announced its plans to purchase IP and PoE transmission products provider NVT. (read more)

PowerHouse Alliance Adds Clare Controls To Its Line Card – SourceSecurity.com
The PowerHouse Alliance announced recently the addition of Clare Controls to the organization’s line card. PowerHouse member distributors are pleased to offer full support for the Clare Controls line-up to dealers nationwide. Training has begun for PowerHouse personnel on the Clare products they will carry immediately, including media distribution, Class D amplifiers, IP CCTV solutions and more. PowerHouse will offer Clare automation later this year, starting in areas where the ClareHome Builder Program is most active, and only to qualified dealers. (read more)

Antaira Expands Industrial Gigabit Networking Infrastructure Family With LNX-0702C-SFP Series – SourceSecurity.com
Antaira Technologies is a leading developer and supplier of industrial device networking and communication solutions for harsh environmental applications and is proud to announce its expansion in the industrial gigabit networking infrastructure family with the LNX-0702C-SFP series. (read more)

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