Politics, Lobbyists and Predatory Sales Tactics Are Biggest Threats to School Safety

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The school safety and security sector, valued between $2 billion and $3 billion, remains largely unregulated despite increased funding since 2018. (Funding for school security often increases after a major tragedy.) A school is lucky if it has a dedicated safety director with the experience to assess and prioritize needs as they sift through the myriad daily sales pitches from companies …

Snap One to Demo Security, Networking and AV Components at InfoComm 2024

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Snap One announced that it will demonstrate an expanding ecosystem of commercial integration solutions at InfoComm 2024 in Las Vegas, NV. Exhibiting in booth #C9477 the company is presenting a complete overview of how its fully compatible control, AV, surveillance, remote system management and networking solutions create one-stop shopping experiences for dealers with class-leading performance and capabilities. “Our Partners …

Window and Door Security: A Growing Concern for Campus Safety Professionals

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Glass doors and windows are a growing security concern for K-12 schools, school districts, institutions of higher education, and healthcare facilities, according to the 2024 Campus Safety Glass Security and Safety Survey. More than half (51%) of this year’s nearly 300 survey respondents believe their glass doors and windows are the perimeter security systems that would most likely fail and allow an intruder …

Cloud Technology Opportunities and Challenges for Security Integrators

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It’s never easy to give up control, especially when you’re talking about turning over proprietary data about your company, business or home to a third party. Even so, security systems integrators are starting to have more success in getting their clients to transition to cloud-based access control and video surveillance services, whether that means through an on-premise, offsite or hybrid …

AMG150/155 Series of PoE Injectors Offer Cost Effective PoE Power

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BIGGLESWADE, U.K.—AMG Systems of the United Kingdom and USA, has just introduced its AMG150/155 series of cost-effective single-channel industrially hardened PoE injectors. The company states that its new PoE injectors can support Ethernet speeds from 10Mb to 10Gb and inject 30-watts, 60-watts, or 90- watts power for use by PoE powered devices. Models within the series offer a wide range …

RMS Extends Smart Home Amenities Outdoors

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LANCASTER, Pa.—Providing the owners of an outdoor entertainment space in Central Pennsylvania the opportunity they had always dreamed of, the integration company RMS elevated this homeowner’s backyard home entertainment experience experience through new smart home components from Snap One’s family of brands. Serving as the foundation for this smart home system is a Control4 automation system that RMS extended from the inside of the …

Hanwha Q Series Cameras integrate into Genetec Security Center SaaS

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TEANECK, N.J.—Hanwha Vision, a global manufacturer of video surveillance products and technologies, has announced that its Q series cameras will be fully compatible with Genetec Security Center SaaS. Hanwha Vision states that Security Center SaaS is the company’s newly announced unified software-as-a-service solution and it is described as an enterprise-grade solution that incorporates access control, video management, intrusion and communications …

Verkada AI-Powered Search Capabilities now in Beta

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SAN MATEO, Calif.—Verkada, a developer of cloud-based physical security solutions, has announced it will offer customers a new AI-powered search in Beta. The company states that its AI-powered search capabilities leverages a large language and large vision model, and the new search capabilities will enable customers to use everyday language to search their video security camera footage for people and …

Eagle Eye 911 Camera Sharing Empowers Emergency Response Professionals

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AUSTIN, Texas—Eagle Eye Networks, a global developer of cloud video surveillance, recently launched Eagle Eye 911 Camera Sharing, a solution the company calls a first-of-its-kind technology that gives Emergency 911 professionals instant access to security cameras during an emergency. According to the company, this new solution empowers emergency response professionals to deliver critical incident information to first responders through a …

RGB Spectrum Announces New Product Training Courses

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ALAMEDA, Calif.—RGB Spectrum, a developer of mission-critical video solutions for real-time decision support, reaffirms its product education and training by launching comprehensive training courses tailored for end-users, integrators, manufacturer representatives, consultants, and other partners. RGB Spectrum’s training curriculum covers a number of topics through modules including the popular 201 and 301 series of products. The Calif.-based company states these modules …

Security-Conscious Homeowner Gets Priceless Peace of Mind With Snap One

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The primary task of any security camera is keeping a close eye on a home, property and loved ones. Some cameras, as one homeowner found out, are a better fit for certain installations than others. Related: Snap One Expands Security Line With New Luma NVRs, VMS Platform It wasn’t until after the integration team at Jennings AV …

VIVOTEK and Kisi Announce Integration Partnership, Collaborate at ISC West 2024

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Global IP surveillance solution provider VIVOTEK recently announced its integration partnership with Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Kisi, showcasing the integration during ISC West 2024 in Las Vegas in VIVOTEK’s booth. Related: VIVOTEK Launching ‘Make Tomorrow Easier, Today!’ Campaign During ISC West 2024 “Kisi is a modern cloud-based access control solution to secure physical spaces dedicated to providing a …

Arcules Emphasizes Dealer Support at ISC West 2024

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IRVINE, Calif.—Arcules, a provider of unified, intelligent cloud-based video surveillance solutions, showcased its latest partnerships, as well as its newest artificial intelligence technologies at ISC West 2024. During the show the company underscored its commitment to the continuous success of its integrators, concentrating on a cohesive sales and consulting strategy to offer immediate and long-term benefits to end users through …

Resideo Bolsters First Alert VX Series with VX5 Indoor Camera

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Resideo Technologies, a global provider of solutions for home comfort, security and safety, recently unveiled its First Alert VX5 Indoor Camera at the ISC West 2024 show. The indoor camera is the latest addition to the company’s First Alert VX  Series, which includes the First Alert Outdoor Camera and Video Doorbell. Resideo states the VX5 Indoor Camera incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) …

Hanwha Vision Announces Strategic Partnership With SAVI Controls

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CHANGWON-SI, South Korea and DALLAS – Advanced security and video surveillance systems provider Hanwha Vision has announced a strategic partnership with commercial AV control, automation and management solutions designer and manufacturer SAVI Controls. The collaboration “marks another significant expansion of SAVI’s offering, giving commercial integrators a comprehensive one-stop shop for leading commercial audio, video, lighting, and, now, security solutions,” according …

QuadView IPX and SuperViewIPX Augment RGB Spectrum Zio Platform

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ALAMEDA, Calif.—RGB Spectrum, a developer of mission-critical video solutions for real-time decision support, has announced enhancements to its Zio AV-over-IP platform through two new budget-conscious multiviewers: the QuadView IPX and the SuperViewIPX. According to the company, multiviewers have become an indispensable tool for consolidating diverse data sources onto a single screen, variously used for enhancing situational awareness and improving workflow …

Oakland East Bay Installing Almost 500 Surveillance Cameras to Deter Crime

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OAKLAND, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently unveiled details for installing 480 high-tech cameras in Oakland and on state freeways in the East Bay to crack down on crime in the city, according to a report by KRON. The camera network “will use technology to attribute license plate numbers in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol and the Oakland …

i-PRO Now Supports Genetec Security Center SaaS

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TOKYO—i-PRO Co., Ltd. (formerly Panasonic Security), a global manufacturer of professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety, recently announced support for Genetec Security Center SaaS. According to i-PRO, the alliance between the companies will enable Security Center SaaS support in its new edge AI-enabled cameras while also releasing an app for existing cameras in the field at no cost. …

The Evolving Role of AI Embedded Cameras

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This represents a fundamental change in mindset when designing, deploying, and managing physical security systems across virtually every conceivable application. AI is driving this trend with new, faster, and more complex algorithms that provide more proactive and pre-emptive automated solutions. Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of video analytics. Advanced video analytics delivers a much higher level …