Arteco to Showcase Seed-to-Sale Integration at Cannabis Business Conference

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Arteco Global announces it will be exhibiting at the Cannabis Business Conference, taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center Oct. 8-9. As the cannabis industry continues to grow, so too does its need for proper security solutions.  The industry is expected to reach a revenue of $65 billion dollars by 2023, 90% registered in the USA only. Arteco has …

Plug-n-play EnGenius Outdoor Wireless Surveillance System

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The outdoor wireless bridge basically allows accessibility to the network to IP Surveillance Camera that are at a remote location. EnGenius outdoor wireless bridge extend the wireless network in locations where cabling is not practical and eliminating the expense of cable runs. EnGenius EnStationAC Kit and EnStation5-AC Kit are pre-paired and pre-configured, so set-up is quick and simple. It requires …

‘Amazon Choice’ Cameras Found to Have Huge Security Flaws

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If you are a frequent shopper on Amazon, you are likely familiar with the “Amazon’s Choice” label that appears next to certain products. Nowhere on the site is it explicitly explained what exactly that means. It would probably be safe assume that the label is only applied to products of reasonable quality, right? In general, the label appears on certain …

Geutebrück VMS Integrated With BriefCam Video Content Analytics

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TAMPA, Fla. — Geutebrück, a provider of video security solutions, announces that BriefCam now integrates with its enterprise-class video management system (VMS), allowing for additional options in analytics. The comprehensive video content analytics platform utilizes the extracted and aggregated video metadata such as men, women, children, facial recognition, appearance similarity, vehicles, background changes, size, color, speed, path, direction and dwell …

Survey Spotlights Top Motivations for Most Home Security Purchases

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FORT MILL, S.C. — Newly released results from a survey commissioned by Safety.com reveal the types of home security products and services preferred by consumers, as well as their motivations behind buying protection for their home and family. The website commissioned YouGov to conduct the National Home Security Survey for 2019, with 3,001 adult participants queried from across the United …

Big Questions for Small Business Infrastructure

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The steady growth of home automation has created new security expectations among small business owners, who want the same exciting, innovative and efficient solutions for their businesses as they do for their homes. We’ve talked to customers who have become accustomed to using mobile apps for their home solutions, and yet when they’re ready to secure their small business, they’re still …

Analyzing How Analytics Can Enable New Business

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In recent years the advent of video analytics has made a significant difference not only from a security performance perspective, but also where it comes to a security integrator’s earning potential. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons for this is the enormous potential for Big Data processing combined with the removal of the human element. “Imagine purchasing a medical research book …

NMC’s Netwatch Proactive Video Monitoring Aids Sea Turtle Conservation

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LAKE FOREST, Calif. — It’s not all about helping protect people’s lives and properties for wholesale monitoring provider NMC. You can include ensuring the wellbeing of seafaring turtles too. One of the Cayman Islands’ busiest turtle nesting beaches has been put under around-the-clock video surveillance using NMC’s Netwatch Proactive Video Monitoring advanced analytics to deter poaching and provide information aiding …

Top 10 Security Stories From September 2019: Demise of Interlogix, Vivint Merger & More

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It’s probably no surprise what this month’s top story is. When Interlogix announced it would “wind down” by the end of the year, integrators across the country suddenly had to find a new panel manufacturer. The announcement came despite the fact the UTC-owned company made several big announcements earlier in the year, including the return of the Security Pro dealer …

Tailgating Seen as Critical Threat by Security Professionals, Survey Says

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LILLINGTON, N.C. — Boon Edam, a manufacturer of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has released the results of a recent survey regarding the risks and security threats associated with tailgating. A majority of the respondents, made up of security professionals, believe that tailgating remains a critical threat and does not seem to be abating, according to the company. More …

GSX 2019 Video Gallery: 9 Exhibitors Demo Their Latest Products

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CHICAGO — Global Security Exchange 2019 has now come and gone. However, before we begin to look towards the security industry’s next big show, ISC West, you should make sure you didn’t miss out on any of the new products released at GSX. Senior Editor Rodney Bosch and myself browsed the 550 plus-strong exhibitor-packed show floor in search of the latest …

Intellivision Introduces AI-Based Audio Analytics Library for Smart Cameras

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — IntelliVision Technologies Corp., a subsidiary of Nortek Security & Control and provider of AI and deep learning video and audio analytics software for smart cameras, announces the latest release of its deep learning-based audio analytics library for smart cameras and other devices. IntelliVision says its audio analytics library can recognize and classify: Smoke/fire alarms Glass breaking Loud, …

Interlogix Insider Tells How Things Went Awry

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During the Cold War, the U.S. intelligence community uncovered an interesting way to detect enemy troop movements in the former Soviet Union. They watched the water flow. By observing the amount and flow of water, our intelligence services could uncover the approximate number of combatants and direction of troop movement. Simple but effective. Could a security dealer or integrator have …

Aiphone JO Series Video Intercom Receives Enhancements for Homeowners, Small Businesses

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REDMOND, Wash. — Aiphone, a manufacturer of intercom and security communication products, has introduced several system enhancements for its JO Series video intercom aimed at homeowners and small businesses. Updates include the ability to add a second door station and a new multi app-compatible master station. Performance enhancements to other existing Aiphone systems were also added, according to the company. The new JOW-2D …

An Easy Solution for More Secure Surveillance Installs

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Offering your clients peace of mind is essential and providing solutions that are easy to use and secure allows dealers to build profitable businesses. An overlooked part of a reliable security solution is the ability to keep it safe from external threats. For example, the most hacked device in IoT is the surveillance camera. Most often, remote access is achieved through …

New Orleans Utilizes Genetec Security Center to Unite Thousands of City Cameras

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NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans (NOLA) is known as a city with rich history, as well as hard partying during Mardi Gras. It’s no easy feat protecting its 400,000 residents and 11 million yearly visitors. Several years ago, the city implemented the Citywide Public Safety Improvement Plan, which included the deployment of a new citywide public safety system and the construction of a …

Commercial Security End-Users Discuss Pain Points, Needs

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High-level end-user clientele can elude security dealers and integrators who’ve carved out a comfortable niche serving the small- to mid-sized market. In SSI’s inaugural Commercial Security End-User Forum, four commercial end users/decision makers lend their perspective on what it takes to meet the daunting security challenges that face complex verticals such as K-12 education and healthcare. So integrators take note, …

Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Mystery Person Leaves Old TVs on Neighborhood Doorsteps

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In this week’s Top Surveillance Videos… Televisions are one of those technologies that have gone through a major evolution as far as product design and form-factor go. The first TVs were produced in the 1920s and housed tiny screens inside massive housings. As time went on, the screens grew larger and the footprints got smaller and thinner. The 90’s saw …

8 GSX 2019 Booth Highlights With Product Insights

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CHICAGO — This year’s Global Security Exchange (GSX), formerly the ASIS Int’l Seminar & Exhibits, attracted more than 550 exhibitors to the Windy City’s sprawling McCormick Place. The range of exhibiting vendors covered a broad swath of disciplines — cybersecurity, manned guarding, unmanned systems, electronic and physical security, among other solutions providers. Because GSX is largely geared toward a corporate …