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.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Video analytics is clawing its way back from a bad reputation caused by early cases of overpromising and under-delivering and one manufacturer predicted the technology would go “mainstream” within two years. Those were some of the views on video analytics shared by experts during a panel discussing the topic at this year’s TechSec conference.
BEDFORD, Mass.—VideoIQ CEO Ed Bednarcik said funds from a Series C round announced Jan. 10 will be used to expand the company’s geographic reach and for R&D efforts aimed at bringing its products “to the masses.”
Also in September, VideoIQ named Ed Bednarcik as its new CEO. Bednarchik, who is known for readying companies for IPOs, replaced Scott Schnell.
The company, which makes IP cameras and encoders with on-board storage and built-in self-calibrating analytics, said funding will be used to expand sales and product development teams. It also announced "record growth" over the past year. I’m currently enroute from the ESI Forum in Dallas to Maine, but am looking forward to getting more details from Ed Bednarcik during an interview tomorrow. I’ll have more on this deal, and the ESI Forum, in stories later this week.
ORLANDO, Fla.—There was plenty of news being made at ASIS 2011, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center Sept. 19-21. Below are some editor round-ups from ventured out onto the show floor to collect news and other goings-on.
BEDFORD, Mass.—VideoIQ’s new CEO, Ed Bednarcik, who is known for readying companies for IPOs, outlined steps he’ll take to take VideoIQ “to the next level,” during a Sept. 12 interview with Security Systems News.
BEDFORD, Mass.—In a union that principals expect will be particularly useful for multiple-site businesses that want to add a single camera or a small number of them to their existing access control systems, VideoIQ on May 24 announced an integration with SoftwareHouse CCURE 9000, a security and event management system.
MARIETTA, Ga.—Altec Systems “dipped its toe in the water” of managed services about four years ago, and today it offers not only hosted access control and remote guarding, but a number of IT services, such as hosted desktop, phone, email and servers as well.
BEDFORD, Mass--VideoIQ, a provider of video surveillance innovation, on Sept. 22 announced the addition of Holly Tsourides to its corporate team in the position of vice president of worldwide sales. In this role, Tsourides will be responsible for driving global sales and distribution of VideoIQ's line of intelligent video surveillance systems, including iCVR-HD cameras, iCVR dome cameras, iCVR encoders, and iCST line of streaming cameras and encoders.