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ISC West: 150 companies to debut

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03/18/2013

NORWALK, Conn.—More than 170 new companies will make their debut on the ISC West show floor, according to a statement from the organization.

Back in the saddle: Gearing up for Vegas and ISC West

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ISC West can bring on sensory overload, from the din of the crowd to the glitzy displays to the lower-limb fatigue that comes with keeping yourself upright for eight hours at a stretch. Throw in the never-ending (and endlessly varying) spectacle that is Las Vegas and you have a lot to wrap your head around.

It’s quite a scene, especially for industry newcomers. That was the boat I was in last year for my Vegas initiation, which I’m glad to say resulted in little long-term damage. Aside from sleep deprivation blamed on three nights of frat house auditions in an adjacent hotel room, I emerged none the worse for wear.

Now it’s time to gear up again.

The emails with “ISC West” in the subject line are already flying and appointments are being penciled in. For those who haven’t taken a close look at the calendar lately, it might come as a surprise to learn that a return to the Sands is only seven weeks away. April will be here before you know it, with much to prepare for in the meantime.

With that in mind, I started an ISC planner yesterday. It’s quickly filling up. The educational sessions alone are enough to keep attendees focused squarely on the show instead of what might await after-hours. Here are a few sessions that drew my interest:

— “Staying Connected: Leveraging the Cloud and Mobile Applications for Enhanced Security.” Everything in the world, security included, is going mobile. If you don’t believe it, ask anyone with a smartphone—assuming they’ll look away from it long enough to answer you.

— “Counterfeit Products in the Security Industry: A Very Real Problem for All of Us.” If you don’t think they’re out there, you’re wrong. And like other knockoffs, they’re probably only going to get more difficult to detect.

— “60 Sites, 50 Miles and 5 Key Lessons Learned: How One School District Made the Move to IP Video Surveillance.” In the wake of Newtown this will be a hot-button issue, with an obvious upside for security interests.

— “The Great Debate: What to Use, What to Lose.” Technology is exploding, but "assets" deployed improperly can become expensive liabilities. Jay Hauhn of Tyco Integrated Security and Fredrik Nilsson of Axis Communications will help attendees learn from others’ mistakes and successes.

There are more than 60 educational sessions planned, starting on April 9 and running for three days. There also will be three rotations (April 10-12) of networking on the 200,000-square-foot show floor, so heels are strictly optional (for this writer, anyway). Other common-sense advice for first-timers includes not skipping breakfast—it’s easy to go through a day at the show and realize at 5 p.m. that you haven’t eaten anything—and bringing a water bottle to stay hydrated. For a complete schedule and more survival tips, go to www.iscwest.com.

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.

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