Security Products magazine, the only integrated product magazine reaching the entire security market, announced the winners of its 2010 New Product of the Year Award at the publication’s premiere Virtual Event today.
Every month, more products pour into security magazines and catalogs. We see a torrent of innovation and evolution continually adding features and reducing costs along the way. We need to step back from the tsunami of progress and ask, “So what?” What is the purpose of all this effort? Is there some technical nirvana we can bask in when we finally reach 100 megapixels, or ultimate peace when mesh networks consume our geography? Or is it all simply a pointless game of live fast and die? It is time to step back and consider the true goal.
- By Keith Jentoft
- Sep 01, 2010
The company's VB-C60 IP video cameras, installed at the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, are helping scientists monitor animals' behavior and rehabilitation while also educating the public.
"The VideoFOCUS Pro v3.1 annual subscription system is exactly the same as the existing version, which is in use by hundreds of investigative agencies in over 20 countries and throughout the United States," said Laura Teodosio, president and CEO of Salient Stills.
The addition of new distribution organizations and the augmentation of sales operations with four new personnel will help ensure the company is set up for continued rapid sales growth, the company said.
On Wednesday the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) awarded its Maximum Impact Award Recipients on its largest exhibit show floor ever.
At Goodwill Industries locations in Illinois, Milestone Systems XProtect open platform IP video management software is operating with mobiDEOS MobileCamViewer for mobile access to video surveillance and remote video on BlackBerries, to monitor and reduce shrinkage.
The latest buzz on interactive system control revolves around the use of popular consumer devices, such as the BlackBerry, iPhone and iPad, to view incidents when system events occur.
- By Dean Mason
- Jun 01, 2010
According to a new report from IMS Research, remote video monitoring is forecast to be the fastest growing service within the remote monitoring market. The remote video monitoring services market was worth nearly $250 million across the Americas and EMEA in 2009, and is experiencing impressive growth which will continue to accelerate as the global economy recovers and technology improves.
Diebold Inc., a security integrator, can now help its customers mitigate the risk fires pose to their people, facilities and physical assets. The company has launched Diebold Fire Detection Solutions and Services, a service delivering fire detection hardware, software, monitoring and services to facilities nationwide.
Honeywell recently announced it has joined the Crestron Electronics Inc. Integrated Partner Program.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has halted funding for the Secure Border Initiative-Net, a system of towers, cameras, radar and sensors initially hailed as "the most comprehensive effort in the nation's history" to assist northern and southern border agents with curtailing illegal immigration.
- By Sherleen Mahoney
- May 01, 2010
GTCR, a private equity firm, announced recently it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Protection One, a national provider of electronic security alarm monitoring services, for approximately $828 million, including assumed debt.
Having narrowly averted a high-alert situation, officials at Connetquot Central School District in Islip, N.Y., decided that a more proactive, district-wide surveillance strategy was needed to help the community quickly neutralize any threats to students and staff.
- By Fredrik Nilsson
- Apr 01, 2010
Customs officials used to have to rely on traditional screening technologies that are ill-suited for the customs mission and have produced mixed results. Today, advanced imaging technology in the form of millimeter wave imagers and other devices are emerging as the newest tools in a customs officer's toolkit.
- By Dana Strawser, Troy Techau
- Apr 01, 2010
Day one of ISC West 2010 is officially in the books, and there’s no denying that the show is busy -- and buzzing.
- By Megan Weadock
- Mar 25, 2010
A small high-tech company wants stronger and more robust access control system to help protect trade secrets, but they don't want the responsibility of installing, monitoring and maintaining a system.
- By Daiva Wood
- Mar 04, 2010
Fine Airport Parking in Tulsa, Okla., is much
more than just a parking facility.
- By Courtney Dillon Pedersen
- Mar 03, 2010
Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, is now using thermal security cameras to look after its newly renovated football field. The 28-year-old sod was removed, a new drainage system was installed and new grass was laid in early 2009. The renovation took approximately five months to complete and cost more than $1 million. University administrators and campus police turned to thermal security cameras to safeguard this significant investment in their state-of-the-art facility.
Technological refinements and cost effectiveness in video surveillance systems are changing the security industry as we know it. Just about every aspect of a surveillance installation benefits from enhanced capabilities.
- By Mark Oliver
- Feb 01, 2010