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Securing the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Plaza and Pavilion

‘The first instinct is to customize something, but you don’t want to fall into that trap. You stick with proven technologies’
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07/28/2014

NEW YORK—Cameras, access control, intrusion detectors, magnetometers, radio communication: There’s much involved in designing a new facility’s complete security system. When you’re designing that system for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Plaza and Pavilion, which opened in May, it’s even more complicated.

Monitronics, eDist Security team up

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07/01/2014

MAHWAH, N.J.—eDist Security, a wholesale distributor of surveillance and intrusion hardware based here, recently announced a new partnership with Monitronics, according to a news release.

Diebold secures Central American gold mine

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11/04/2013

NORTH CANTON, Ohio—Diebold, Inc. has installed video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection and perimeter monitoring at one of the world’s largest gold mines, the company announced Oct. 31.

Axis enters access control market

AXIS A101 Network Door Controller introduced at ASIS; will launch first in U.S. market, during Q4 of 2013
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09/24/2013

Updated on Sept. 26 with an interview with Fredrik Nilsson, GM Americas for AXIS Communications.

CHICAGO—Network camera provider AXIS Communications is now also a provider of network access control.

Physical security market to reach $85 billion by 2018

New applications for video surveillance, biometrics and access control expected to drive growth in North America
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09/10/2013

PUNE, India—Demand among government agencies, large enterprises and tech establishments is expected to push the global physical security market, currently worth about $55 billion, to a value of $85 billion by 2018, according to a new report by the research company MarketsandMarkets.

Honeywell joins PPVAR

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Over the weekend, the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response, a public-private partnership comprising stakeholders in property crime, announced the addition of a major manufacturer to its membership ranks. The company? Honeywell Security.

After speaking with some in the industry involved with PPVAR, including Keith Jentoft, president of Videofied and RSI Video Technologies, it is increasingly clear to me why this carries major implications for the future of video monitored alarm systems. A recurring theme I’m hearing is that Honeywell’s decision to come on board with PPVAR reflects significant progress toward “mainstreaming” such systems.

In a PPVAR statement, Donald Young, president of PPVAR and chief information officer at Protection 1, said the following: “Honeywell will help us in our efforts to strengthen our partnerships with law enforcement using monitored video alarm as a mainstream solution.” In the same statement, Scott Harkins, president of Honeywell Security Products Americas, stated: “Honeywell is pleased that the PPVAR supports continued police response to all burglar alarms. We also recognize that video verification is an important product category as we look to the future of security.”

If you synthesize these two statements, PPVAR’s message becomes clear. The organization encourages the mainstream adoption of video verification alarm systems in both commercial and residential settings, since this appears to be the trajectory monitored alarms are on. But what’s also apparent in the statement, particularly through Harkins’ quote, is that both the organization and its members remain firmly positioned as allies of the monitored alarm industry and its stakeholders in general—whether we’re talking about video monitored alarm systems or traditional ones. PPVAR's emphasis is on priority response. 

With monitored video alarm systems becoming more affordable, it may only be a matter of time before video verified alarm systems reach a tipping point in their adoption. It’s a development that some in the industry, as well as in law enforcement, will hail—especially as municipalities across the country continue to search for ways to mitigate false alarms.

Honeywell’s membership status with PPVAR only helps advance the industry closer to that adoption tipping point. On that front it is a major illustration of progress. Equally instrumental for achieving broader adoption, however, could be PPVAR’s positioning itself not as a threat to the existing, largely non-video installer base, but as an ally. 

How I use my system: Talking panels and keypads with Dan Krumme of Cam-Dex

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08/14/2013

Dan Krumme, branch operations manager at the Cam-Dex Security Corp. office in St. Louis, is a fourth-generation employee at the company, a Security-Net partner. “I grew up in the industry,” he said.

Monitor America earns UL listing

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07/30/2013

MOONACHIE, N.J.—Monitor America, a provider of security monitoring services technology, based here, has earned UL certification for meeting all required criteria, according to a company statement.

Honeywell adds Vermont company to dealer network

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06/13/2013

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell has added Countryside Lock & Alarms, based in Mt. Holly, Vt., to its First Alert Professional Dealer program, according to a company statement.

Bosch launches new sales team

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06/12/2013

FAIRPORT, N.Y.—Bosch Security Systems has created a new inside sales team to better service its customers with a more “focused approach,” according to a company statement.

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