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Axis debuts 3D surveillance camera models

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02/06/2013

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Axis Communications, a provider of network video surveillance solutions, is introducing a collection of 3D surveillance camera models to be used in conjunction with Autodesk Revit software, according to a company statement.

New UL standard will rate camera performance

UL 2802 out in February; some products will be certified before ISC West
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01/30/2013

NORTHBROOK, Ill.—Underwriters Laboratories is launching the first digital-camera performance standard in February and plans to have some cameras certified in time for ISC West, Bob Jamieson, UL general manager, life safety and security industries, told Security Systems N

Hertel to head new CSAA Video Committee, oversee subcommittees

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01/11/2013

VIENNA, Va.—Morgan Hertel, vice president of operations at Rapid Response Monitoring Services, has been named chairman of the new CSAA Video Committee, according to a statement from the organization.

Interoperability a focal point of ONVIF’s annual gathering

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01/03/2013

CORAL GABLES, Fla.—ONVIF, a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, recently held its annual gathering of members here to “set the stage for continued progress toward interoperability of IP security devices in 2013,” the organization sa

Axis wins Wall Street Journal innovation award

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10/19/2012

LUND, Sweden—Axis Communications won a Wall Street Journal award for innovation in the Physical Security category for its Lightfinder technology, which makes it possible for digital cameras to capture detailed images at night.

Axis takes aim at small-business applications at ASIS

Network video provider targets small-camera count applications, debuts encoder with 60 fps
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09/26/2012

PHILADELPHIA—Among a slew of new offerings that network video provider Axis Communications was showing at the September ASIS show were a new 60 frames-per-second encoder and an updated version of its free software client Axis Camera Companion.

Sonitrol of Evansville launches video company

Action Security has suite of video verification products and services
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08/29/2012

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—After “dabbling” with different video verification products and services and seeing that grow into a profitable initiative, Sonitrol franchise owner Ken Krapf this month launched a new integration company called Action Security.

ASIS' product awards

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ASIS on Aug. 27 announced its choices for its "ASIS Accolades," what it considers the ten most innovative products/services/solutions that will be shown at the Sept. 9-12 ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Philly.

AlertEnterprise, Booth #3859
Alert-n-Prevent
Alert-n-Prevent enhances security through behavior and predictive analytics with risk-scoring capabilities. Critical Infrastructure Protection is enforced by monitoring physical access as well as logical access that includes both IT systems and SCADA systems controlling plant operations. A rules-based engine ensures enforcement of security policies while ensuring compliance with regulations.

ASSA ABLOY Americas, Booth #1708
HES K 100 Cabinet Lock
The HES K100 battery-operated cabinet lock with Aperio™ technology makes it easy to bring access control and asset protection to cabinets, lockers and drawers. It communicates wirelessly with existing access control systems & offers real-time communication without the inconvenience of wiring. K100 offers seamless integration with existing iCLASS® credentials.

ASSA ABLOY Americas, Booth #1708
Securitron ICPT Wireless Power Transfer
The Securitron ICPT Power Transfer ports power wirelessly and invisibly across the door gap to run electrified hardware on the door. The ICPT can be installed at the latch side or hinge side of the door and transfers power without pins or wires, eliminating points of vulnerability and wear … and no need to core the door!

Axis Communications, Booth #2622
Axis Camera Companion
AXIS Camera Companion is the market’s easiest IP video surveillance solution for small systems up to 16 cameras. The system is an all-in-one, easy-to-use IP-based surveillance solution consisting of Axis cameras and/or encoders, SD cards, a switch or router and free recording software - no DVR, NVR or computer is needed for operation.

CAST Lighting, Booth #4239
CAST LED Perimeter Light
The CAST LED Perimeter Lighting System is comprised of low-voltage lighting fixtures that provide an extremely cost-effective highly-targeted region of illumination along perimeter fence lines. Mounted directly on the fence at 20 or 30-foot intervals, these 7W LED fixtures are glare-free and provide sufficient illumination for intruder detection and deterrence.

D3 Security Management Systems, Booth #2024
Geospatial Intelligence Analytics (GIA)
D3’s GIA is the next generation security management system created to protect organizations from internal, external, local and global threats. It provides security professionals with the situational awareness and information they require to assess risks and react appropriately and effectively to deal with threats or emergency situations.

Gamma Two Robotics, Booth #1463
Vigilus™ Mobile Camera System
The Vigilus™ Mobile Camera System is your robotic partner in patrol and report security, carrying IP-ready devices such as cameras and authentication tools. Using voice commands or the (supplied) Command Console interface, the robot is your reliable, affordable asset on the ground, where you need it, when you need it.

HID Global, Booth #1509
iCLASS Seos™ Card
HID Global’s iCLASS Seos™ smart card is based on a secure, standards-based technology to manage and authenticate identities within the Seos ecosystem. This breakthrough credential leverages HID’s Security Identity Object™ (SIO); streamlines migration by concurrently supporting multiple technologies; and can store data for multiple applications on a physical card or mobile device.

iView Systems, Booth #1901
iGWatch® IP iDentify Face Search
The iDentify biometric solution automates database person searching, by instantly narrowing down possible subjects from 1000s, to one or more individuals in seconds. This solution replaces manual systems such as operator comparison of known subjects to “mug” books, providing a real-time aid in the identification of persons of interest.

SpotterRF, Booth #1244
SpotterRF C40 Compact Surveillance Radar
The Spotter C40 is an IP Radar that makes PTZ cameras smart by providing 20 acres of automatic tracking and cueing in a package that weighs a mere 1.5 lbs. The C40 is the first of its class and makes radar as inexpensive and easy to use as IP cameras.

Hottest security trend in the palm of your hand

Mobile devices top the list at a CSAA-sponsored webinar
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08/06/2012

VIENNA, Va.—It should come as no surprise to anyone in the industry who owns a smartphone or tablet: That mother lode of technology you constantly find glued to your hand is the hottest trend in security.

The best of ESX: And the winners are ...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Just off the show floor after a very busy Wednesday at ESX, starting with the CSAA Excellence Awards Breakfast. There were a number of great seminars throughout the day and the floor was abuzz with networking. I assume everyone saved a little energy for the ESX Crawl …

I’m about to get out there myself to sample a little of that Nashville hospitality, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the award winners who highlighted the day. For those who might have missed it:

CSAA Central Station of the Year: Vivint
Honorable mention: United Central Control

CSAA Central Station Manager of the Year: Amy Becht, Vivint
Honorable mention: John Williams, Alarmco

CSAA Central Station Operator of the Year: Gale Gordon, The Protection Bureau
Honorable mention: Jorge Rodriguez, Monitronics

CSAA Central Station Support Person of the Year: David Palacios, UCC
Honorable mention: Kate Brickner, Vivint

ESX also announced its Maximum Impact Award winners for 2012. Hats off to the following:

Overall winner: 2GIG Technologies Go! 2.0

Best Access Control/ID Systems—Access Control System: Interlogix TruPortal

Best Access Control/ID Systems—Biometrics: 3M Cogent MiY-Card

Best Access Control/ID Systems—Telephone Entry Control/Intercom Systems: Optex iVision Plus

Best Accessories & Aids—Dealer Company Software: DICE Matrix Tech Service

Best Accessories & Aids—Mobile Applications: SedonaOffice, SedonaFSU Web Edition

Best Accessories & Aids—Installation Tool/Tester: Salient Systems, Salient University eLearning

Best Alarm Equipment—Alarm Signal Transmission Equipment: Telguard Cellular Communications for 3G/4G Networks

Best Alarm Equipment—Annunciators, Bells, Sirens, Strobes: Metis Secure Solutions, Metis Secure ENS

Best Alarm Equipment—Enhanced Video Alarm: Videofied-RSI Video Tech, IP Upgrade Kit with Videofied Free

Best Alarm Equipment—Intrusion Alarm Control Panels: Interlogix Simon XTi

Best Alarm Equipment—Intrusion Sensors/Detectors: Honeywell Security Group 5816OD

Best Alarm Equipment—PERS Hardware: SilverFox Link Watch/Pendant PERS System

Best Alarm Equipment—Wireless Alarm Systems: 2GIG Technologies Go! 2.0

Best Central Station Equipment—Central Station Software: DICE Matrix Fire Inspection

Best Central Station Equipment—Remote Video Monitoring Equipment/Software: SureView Systems Immix Cloud

Best Services—Alarm Monitoring: Bold Technologies UniversalConnector

Best Services—Dealer Marketing Services: BlueStar Security Solutions FUSION

Best Services—Security as a Service (SaaS): Honeywell Security Group MAXPRO Cloud

Best Services—Video Monitoring Services: I-View Now

Best Video Security—Cameras: Altronix eBridge IP over Coax Adapters

Best Video Security—Video Analytics: CheckVideo, CheckVideo HD Megapixel IP Bullet Camera (CV135)

Best Video Security—Video Surveillance System: Axis Communications, AXIS Camera Companion

That’s it for now. The weather prognosticators are calling for a summer stew over the next couple of days in Nashville, so the ESX show floor will be the place to be. See you out there …

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