Costar Technologies Appoints Vice President of Global Supply Chain

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LOS ANGELES — Arecont Vision Costar, a provider of network-based video surveillance solutions, announces the appointment of Ernie Duran as vice president of global supply chain for Costar Technologies, based at the new Advanced Technology Center in Clovis, Calif. Costar’s global supply chain organization manages the company’s manufacturing, operations, purchasing, supplier relationships, warehousing and shipping/receiving teams. This includes the CohuHD …

Florida Junior Achievement Facility Receives Hybrid Security System Upgrade

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — 3xLOGIC and Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale recently partnered to complete a security system upgrade for Junior Achievement of South Florida (JASF) at the organization’s JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion (JA World). JASF provides real-world training in financial literacy and skill-building opportunities for young people, enabling them to explore different careers. Students learn how to start businesses, …

Detroit Residents Split on Expanding Surveillance Program to Traffic Lights

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DETROIT — At the beginning of 2016, Detroit initiated a program called Project Green Light in order to reduce crime. Businesses sign up and purchase surveillance equipment, enabling video footage to be live-streamed to the Detroit Police Department (DPD). If a partnering business calls 911, police inside the DPD crime center are alerted and can focus on footage at that location. Police …

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Man Destroys Empty Airport

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In this week’s Top Surveillance Videos… When I was young, I was taught “the golden rule” — treat others the way you want to be treated. In other words, be respectful — both of people and their property. However, much like Rodney Dangerfield, an airport in Glendale, Ariz. couldn’t get any respect when it encountered a man hellbent on trashing it. Surveillance …

Security Dealers: How to Gain New Profits by Expanding Products & Services

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Burg. Fire. Access. Video surveillance. Cyber. IoT. AI. Biometrics. New technologies and applications are being introduced alongside traditional ones all the time. And with them come new product offerings that are hitting the electronic security market at a seemingly record rate. It’s enough to give today’s installing security dealers pause, and question the road-maps that guide their businesses forward. Diversify or …