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Ralph’s Personal GSX Product Wrap

I see and learn about myriad products that are about to or have recently hit the security market. The technology is amazing, but at the heart of every tradeshow are the people. As I made my way around the GSX show floor, I found some interesting products I wanted to share, and, I’ll share more in coming weeks.

More than 13,000 Registrants from 85 Nations Attend GSX 2022

More than 13,000 Registrants from 85 Nations Attend GSX 2022

Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2022 has concluded at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Presented by ASIS International, the world's largest association for security management professionals, the event offered discussion and idea exchanges for the global security community.

Metro Transit Authority Will Install Security Cameras in Every New York City Subway Car

Metro Transit Authority Will Install Security Cameras in Every New York City Subway Car

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit has received a $2 million award, through the Urban Area Security Initiative federal grant program, which will provide funding for the installation of cameras across the entire fleet of subway cars, enhancing security coverage, and, most importantly, increasing passenger confidence in mass transit safety.

Commvault Enables Early Threat Detection and Zero Loss Strategy with Metallic® ThreatWise™

Commvault has announced the general availability of Metallic® ThreatWise™ an early warning system that proactively surfaces unknown and zero-day threats to minimize compromised data and business impact.

Versa Networks Receives Highest Score for Large Global WAN Use Case in 2022 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for SD-WAN Report

Versa Networks has announced that Gartner, a company that delivers actionable, objective insight to its executive and their teams, has given Versa Networks (Versa Operating System VOS™) the highest score for the Large Global WAN Use Case, as published in the 2022 Gartner Critical Capabilities for SD-WAN report.

Smart City Revolution

Smart buildings are essential building blocks within the complex smart city ecosystem as they contribute significantly to the sustainability of cities. Many governments’ visions of smart cities include not only making urban environments more sustainable.

Gallagher SMB Security Solution Adds Support for a Wider Range of Doors

Gallagher has today announced an enhancement to their cloud-based security solution – added support for a wider variety of doors including gates, roller doors, and cabinets.

Security Industry Association Announces New Apprenticeship Program for Integrators

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced that it is developing a new apprenticeship program to help address the security industry’s workforce challenges, diversify the talent pipeline and foster career development opportunities within the industry.



Lockheed Martin Expands Global Deployment of its F-35 Flight Simulators with RGB Spectrum’s New Video Technology

RGB Spectrum® has continued its partnership with Lockheed Martin to equip F-35 flight simulators with its latest video processing technology.

Idesco Expands Product Portfolio with Visitor Management Solutions to Better Serve Customers

Idesco Corp. is announcing an expanded offering to include comprehensive Visitor Management solution.

Making the most of your security system’s insights

Making the Most of Your Security System’s Insights

Organizations of every type and size often need to make informed decisions for areas of improvement, enhancement, and change.

Camect Inc. and Netwatch North America Announce Strategic Integration


Camect Inc., a smart hub device is adding artificial intelligence detection to all ONVIF and RTSP security cameras.

Analytics Uncovered

The new world of AI-driven video analytics is a pattern recognition on a massive scale. Known actions and their corresponding reactions analyzed by software, and through the process of machine learning, provided with programs that can detect, analyze new and evolving patterns.

Closing Staffing Gaps

Societal and economic conditions related to increases in operating expenses have created recruiting and retention challenges impacting all employers and increasing guarding costs over the past few years.

Keeping Pace

Keeping Pace

Significant innovations in key technology areas have enabled the development of jaw-dropping new video applications and handed a multitude of opportunities to a wide swath of business segments.

Tips for Homeowners

Tips for Homeowners

Now that summer vacations have come to an end and the skies are getting dark earlier, it’s a good time for homeowners to take a look at their home’s security.

New Benchmarks in Biometrics

New Benchmarks in Biometrics

For too long now, facial recognition technology has been caught in the middle, residing somewhere in between universal and extraordinary.

Harmonizing the Power of Data

Today, financial institutions across the globe focus on security and safety more than ever before. Known threats, such as workplace violence, terrorism, and natural disasters, continue to be significant challenges, while cybersecurity risks have expanded.

Live From GSX 2022: Post-Show Update

GSX 2022 is in the books, and everyone in attendance would agree that it was a rousing success! Attendance and engagement sparked significantly since the show’s tentative post-COVID return in 2021, and the three days were full of collaboration, strengthening existing professional relationships and forging new ones.

An Emergency Voice

An Emergency Voice

In early July, residents living in a South London tower block “found out through WhatsApp” about a fire raging above them because they allegedly didn’t hear any alarms.

Protect Every School Zone

School is back in session, and I could not be happier and more proud of my third grader. School campuses come with their inherent historical risks.

Reducing Overall Costs

Reducing Overall Costs

By design, physical security systems warn security staff of intrusions or abnormal behavior. Unfortunately, they get it wrong most of the time.

After the Dust Settles

My girlfriend and I recently bought our first house, a new-build on the southeast fringes of the DFW metroplex. We moved in at the end of August and, just a few days before I left for GSX, finished transforming the piles of boxes and furniture and odds and ends into our new home.

The Next Evolution

The longstanding practice of watching hundreds and thousands of cameras for suspicious behavior, and then reacting, is over. This method has proven ineffective, especially as surveillance continues to proliferate in home, business, smart cities and other connected environments.

Dispelling the Myths

Dispelling the Myths

We hear the term “best practices” a lot, but the truth is, there are still plenty of bad practices in use that put people and assets at risk every day. Many of those bad practices are grounded in one or more of the following myths that commonly lure people and organizations into a false sense of security.

Maintaining Volunteer Security

The Town of Batavia, New York is a community of opportunity, originally established in 1802 in Western New York. After a fire occurred without any responding fire apparatus, it was determined the town needed its own fire company.

Tackling Traffic Congestion

Tackling Traffic Congestion

One of the biggest drawbacks to living and working in modern cities is traffic congestion. It frustrates motorists. It increases the probability of accidents. It can slow response time for emergency services. And, it lowers air quality.

Transforming Security Infrastructure

While many people look to financial institutions for products and services that fit their budget and improve their life, others can potentially see them as an opportunity for something far different.

GSX 2022 was a smashing success. In fact, all three days were busy and aisles filled with security professionals. A job well done by the ASIS team.

If It Were Not for the Airlines...

GSX 2022 was a smashing success. In fact, all three days were busy and aisles filled with security professionals. A job well done by the ASIS team.

My First “There Was This One Conference When…” Story

I’m still riding a personal high, so forgive me if this comes out a little bit jumbled.

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New Products

  • Compact IP Video Intercom

    Viking’s X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication - all wrapped up in an attractive compact chassis. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3