Vicon’s Latest Valerus VMS Release Adds Interactive Mapping, Bookmarks & More

admin camera, security, Video

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Vicon Industries, a designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and cameras, announces the availability of Valerus version 20. The latest version of Valerus adds features designed to expand its overall capabilities while maintaining its core value as the easiest VMS on the market, according to the company. New features include interactive mapping, an event query …

Alarm.com Acquires OpenEye to Expand Commercial VSaaS Portfolio

admin camera, security, Video

TYSONS, Va. — Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM) has acquired a majority stake in OpenEye, a leading provider of Cloud-managed video surveillance solutions for the commercial market for undisclosed terms. OpenEye is said to be optimized for enterprise-level commercial customers requiring expansive video recording capabilities, in addition to remote viewing, administration and diagnostic reporting. Combined with the Alarm.com for Business offering, installing security …

Leviton Receives 3rd-Party Verification for 100W PoE Products

admin camera, security, Video

BOTHELL, Wash. — Leviton announces that its 100-watt Power over Ethernet (PoE) products have been verified by Intertek ETL to meet the IEC 60512-99-002 standard for support of IEEE 802.3bt Type 4 PoE (100-watt) applications. With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital buildings, PoE is poised for unprecedented expansion in the enterprise, according to the announcement. …

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Realtor Attacked at Open House

admin camera, security, Video

In this week’s Top Surveillance Videos… When you think of dangerous jobs, some of the first that may come to mind are police officer or firefighter. But what about jobs that involve you being alone in an empty building with strangers? While realtors may have a decent idea of who their clients are, they have no control over who attends …

ADT Acquires Video Alarm Verification Specialist I-View Now

admin camera, security, Video

BOCA RATON, Fla. — ADT (NYSE: ADT) announced Thursday it has acquired I-View Now, a leading video alarm verification service, for undisclosed terms. Founded by Larry Folsom, I-View Now’s verification technology, paired with the core monitoring strengths of ADT, will help reduce false alarms and optimize priority response from emergency services, the announcement states. “ADT is a purpose driven company. …

Jobs of the Week: Integration Tech, Help Desk Support & More

admin camera, security, Video

Ask any integrator executive what is at the top of their list of most pressing organizational challenges and you may hear some version of, “finding, onboarding and retaining quality employees.” To fill that need, SSI partnered with its sister sites, Commercial Integrator and CE Pro, to create IntegratorJobs.com. Job seekers can post their resumes and receive new job listings by email, while employers can list the specific …

9 Products Making Integrator’s Lives Easier

admin camera, security, Video

The integration business is a demanding job. Not only physically, but you also need to worry about timeliness, margins, profits, customer complaints — it’s a lot of work. And you know what they say, time is money. Fortunately, there are solutions that can help alleviate these demands. Technology companies are creating products than can help integrators save money, gain back …

Pelco Appoints Kurt Takahashi CEO

admin camera, security, Video

FRESNO, Calif. —Pelco, a global provider of intelligent video solutions, announces it has named Kurt Takahashi Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2019. Takahashi previously held the position of President of AMAG Technology, a global end-to-end security management platform. At AMAG, his leadership transformed the company from being an access control focused business into an open, innovative security management solution specializing in access …

TRENDnet Launches New Industrial Fast Ethernet DIN-Rail Switches

admin camera, security, Video

TORRANCE, Calif. — TRENDnet announces it has added three new unmanaged switches to its line of industrial fast Ethernet DIN-rail switches. In addition to a new industrial fast Ethernet PoE+ DIN-rail switch, TRENDnet also adds standard (or non-PoE) industrial fast Ethernet DIN-rail switches. The company launched its first industrial fast Ethernet switch with a 5-port PoE+ version earlier this summer to its existing line …

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Boxing Champ Crashes Ferrari

admin camera, security, Video

In this week’s Top Surveillance Videos… There’s nothing better than a nice sports car. Ferrari has been producing some of the nicest on the planet for decades. Exotic car owners know, though they’re beasts performance-wise, you don’t want to do anything with them that may leave a scratch. If I can offer sports car owners any advice, it would be …

Digital Watchdog Adds Extensive List of Features to Spectrum IPVMS

admin camera, security, Video

CERRITOS, Calif. —Digital Watchdog (DW) announces the release of DW Spectrum IPVMS v4.0, the latest version of its video management software. Version 4.0 delivers new features such as virtual offline cameras, failover for storage and secure video export with updated user experience. “This release opens a world of new opportunities. From the increased scalability and enhanced security to streamlined user enhancements and …

CentralSquare, Genetec Partner to Bring Real-Time Video to First Responders

admin camera, security, Video

Lake Mary, Fla. — CentralSquare, a developer of public safety software, announces it has entered into a partnership with Genetec. The partnership combines CentralSquare’s unified Public Safety Enterprise and Pro suites and flagship products from Genetec to enable public safety agencies across North America to use existing public and private video cameras to reduce the number of victims of crimes and disaster …

Hikvision, Dahua Among Chinese Tech Firms Blacklisted by U.S.

admin camera, security, Video

WASHINGTON — The Commerce Department on Monday added 28 state security bureaus and tech companies in China to a United States blacklist over concerns about their role in human rights violations, effectively blocking those entities from doing business with U.S. firms. Among the entities placed on the list are Hikvision and Dahua Technology, two of the world’s largest manufacturers of …

Jobs of the Week: Access Control/Video Tech, Sales Manager & More

admin camera, security, Video

Ask any integrator executive what is at the top of their list of most pressing organizational challenges and you may hear some version of, “finding, onboarding and retaining quality employees.” To fill that need, SSI partnered with its sister sites, Commercial Integrator and CE Pro, to create IntegratorJobs.com. Job seekers can post their resumes and receive new job listings by email, while employers can list the specific …

Milestone Unveils Centralized Search in Latest VMS Release

admin camera, security, Video

COPENHAGAN — Users of the latest release of Milestone System’s XProtect Smart Client will be able to perform investigations faster and more intelligently than ever before with the introduction of centralized search. In the latest product update of Milestone XProtect 2019 R3 video management software (VMS), the company has introduced several new features and capabilities, according to an announcement. These …

A Guide to Verified Alarm Trends and How to Utilize Them

admin camera, security, Video

The one constant is change. Security, though an old term, continues to evolve and as does what it means. Our industry is on the precipice of being able to progress in a way never seen. Technology and innovation are outpacing our wildest ideas. One of the foundations of our industry’s value proposition is to dispatch police and emergency services in …

Milestone Kickstarter Contest Seeks New Innovations From Developers

admin camera, security, Video

COPENHAGEN — Milestone Systems is calling on innovators to take part in the Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest “to help us create  technology that will make the world a better place,” the company states in an announcement.  The contest is billed as a unique opportunity for coders, developers, individuals and organizations to discover new applications and capabilities that that can “plug …

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Fake Cop Busted By Real Cop

admin camera, security, Video

In this week’s Top Surveillance Videos… They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, there are certain people you should never imitate, for example, first responders. In a strange incident that occurred in New Mexico, an 18-year-old was arrested for impersonating a police officer. Body cam footage shows an officer pull over to assist what looks like …

How WiFi Can Provide Robust and Reliable Wireless Video

admin camera, security, Video

Wireless video offers important advantages for installing security contractors looking to implement surveillance in challenging situations such as multibuilding campuses or large areas like industrial sites or shopping malls. Projects such as these typically require many cameras to be installed, some in specific areas to guard major assets or entry points, and distances to the nearest switch can be hundreds …

Report: Ring Wanted 911 Calls to Activate Its Video Doorbells

admin camera, security, Video

Ring has been on the hot seat ever since a report emerged in July that revealed the company essentially enlisted police departments as salespeople for its video doorbells. The latest development to come out of that partnership is the revelation that Ring considered building a tool that would make 911 calls automatically activate its video doorbells. According to emails obtained by …