Views from ASIS Show Floor

Views from ASIS Show Floor

The Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center was filled to the brim with security experts, integrators, end users and more on day one of ASIS 2017 creating an atmosphere of innovative collaboration right in the heart of downtown Dallas. It was quiet a sight to see!

In case you might have missed it, we’ve wrangled up (A cowboy pun is a must - you’re in Dallas for goodness sake.) moments from day one that you might have missed. These moments were caught on our Live From page viewable at this link:

Costar Video Systems and Christie Brimberry of Gas Monkey Garage

On day one of the show, Costar Systems Video invited out Christie Brimberry, assistant to Richard Rawlings at Gas Monkey Garage, as seen on Fast N’ Loud, the Discovery Channel television program.

Costar has a wonderful working relationship with Rawlings, Brimberry and Gas Monkey Garage as they help him to secure his facility with their StarNET video management software. The powerful processing capabilities of StarNET allows it to manage multiple video streams from both analog, HD-TVI, and IP cameras. The StarNET platforms allows for a decentralized management structure, which does not require a central point of access.

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Rawlings will be at Costar’s booth (2209) to sign autographs and take some selfies. While you’re there, ask for a demo of StarNET, the people at Costar are more than happy to help.


Tom Galvin Speaks on Hardening Surveillance Cameras Against Cyber Attacks

Tom Galvin, CEO of Razberi Technologies gave an insightful and educational talk on how to harden security cameras against cyber attacks, something that we, unfortunately, are having to deal with as an industry has hackers become more and more informed on the vulnerabilities of the hardware.

During Galvin’s session, he highlighted three important takeaways: expect cyber attacks against surveillance systems, identify and protect the attack surfaces and apply automation and tools to get consistent results. Fortunately, Razberi has just the product to help you thwart the cyber criminals.

CameraDefense automates and scales your efforts by hardening cameras automatically so they don’t become a liability. Next, it will use the unique capabilities of Razberi ServerSwitchIQ™ to isolate cameras in a distributed appliance architecture and set up a VLAN. After that, you can take advantage of ongoing health monitoring for proactive alerts to act before it is too late.

Open Options Announces New Version of DNA Fusion

Open Options has so much to offer security professionals this year at ASIS through the announcement of Version 7 of DNA Fusion and all of the integrations that make it great. The new platform offers an updated user interface, increased functionality, and new integrations with security industry leaders.

Version 7 includes expansive integration of third-party systems through Open Options Flex API (Application Programming Interface), which provides opportunities for external parties to develop an interface to the Fusion software. Version 7 introduces solid integrations with the ISONAS Pure IP line, thyssenkrupp and Otis elevator dispatch systems, Traka asset management solutions, and an updated intrusion detection integration with Bosch.

Open Options will be showcasing the new version in booth 625 all week. Stop by for a demo, you’ll be glad you did.

Salient Demos CompleteView VMS

Salient has brought their A-game to ASIS this year, the company is showing off several of their products including LPRTracking, ViewPoint and a sneak peek of their next-gen VMS. The highlight of the day for Salient, however, was the demonstrations for CompleteView which seemed to always have a gaggle of people surrounding it every time I walked by.

Salient’s CompleteView VMS delivers both the simplest path to move from analog to digital video, and the power to control your security installations all from a single platform.

Salient provides an innovative and unique pricing model to deploy best-in-class video surveillance capabilities. Whether you are a small facility, a large campus, or something in-between, our CompleteView VMS platform brings deployment simplicity and unmatched scalability to support your requirements, both today and tomorrow.

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