Live From GSX 2021 Roundup
- By Matt Jones
- Oct 04, 2021
This year’s Live
From GSX was a huge hit thanks to the support of our sponsors: NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc.; OnSolve; and Salient Systems. All three companies
brought their most innovative solutions—and best and brightest team members—to
Orlando, Fla., to demonstrate ways that the security industry has responded to
the COVID-19 pandemic. We’d like to extend a hearty thanks to each of them for
their support and collaboration.
NAPCO’s launch party for the Air Access, its cell-based
access control system, drew a huge crowd. The product uses an Access Control as
a Service (ACaaS) model to help small- and medium-sized businesses protect
their physical space. The easy-to-use app lets users control functionalities
from the mobile device of their choice, including features like control of
doors, users and lockdown / threat status. It also lets users access real-time
monitoring services and SMS alerts.
Embedded Solution comes as a 1-, 2- or 4-door expendable controller with
choice of super-fast readers NFC, Prox, BLE and HF/Mifare. Other features
include hybrid access control, Secure Remote Management, secure end-to-end
communications and Bluetooth mobile credentials issued automatically with a single
click. Last on display was the DL4100 Privacy
Lock, whose keypad can be disabled from the inside for 10–250 minutes for
privacy and peace of mind. Many organizations have chosen to implement the
solution in private restrooms.
OnSolve took the opportunity to unveil the OnSolve
Control Center, a centralized operating hub that lets organizations
automate workloads and orchestrate workflows for both common and complex
threats in real time. The solution incorporates all three crucial aspects of
security: risk intelligence, communication and incident management. OnSolve and
its team members were more than hospitable between the Tuesday-afternoon Happy
Hour and a convenient espresso booth for some extra pep.
Salient’s big draw was the Salient CompleteView VMS, an open
video data platform that incorporates best-of-breed technologies to expand both
business and operational capabilities. Functions include live video, playback,
the ability to export recorded video, and PTZ control of cameras from a phone
or web browser. No extra licensing or hardware is required.
On Monday, Chief Product Officer Sanjay Challa gave a
presentation called “Petabytes
of Profit: Unlocking the Insights in Video Data.” Challa discussed how
video data can be used in cases beyond security and gave his two cents on
various choices that buyers have to make when choosing a VMS.
Salient’s Tuesday-afternoon Cocktail Hour also drew a huge
crowd, where attendees enjoyed beverages and discussed Salient solutions with
Please contact Security Today if you’re interested in
participating in our Live From program at a future event. The exclusive program
gives you a megaphone to announce what you’re bringing to—and doing at—the
show. We’ll soon be securing sponsorships for future events, including ISC West
2022 and GSX 2022!