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Qolsys, new home security/automation manufacturer, launches in Vegas

‘All in one’ IQ Panel, made by Foxconn, works on and Android

LAS VEGAS—The home security and home automation space has a new player: Qolsys. Based in Silicon Valley, the company introduced its first product, the 7-inch touch-screen IQ Panel, at ISC West today.

Reed opens new conference at ISC West

Event to cover the overlap of IT and physical security

LAS VEGAS—Reed Exhibitions is debuting a new conference alongside ISC West, April 6-8, to focus on IT and cyber concerns in physical security: the Connected Security Expo @ ISC West, complete with its own exhibits, educational tracks and keynotes.

Dealers: Grow through differentiating, new technology

Turn challenges into opportunity in today’s marketplace, they say

LAS VEGAS—Brand awareness and embracing technological advances like video verification, home automation and the cloud are among the main challenges facing mid-size security dealers today, according to three dealers attending the DMP Owners Forum here.

Z-Wave Alliance aims for big debut at big show

Member pavilion at ISC West to feature demo from atop Mount Everest

CARLSBAD, Calif.—The Z-Wave Alliance made its presence known at ISC West in a big way this year—including broadcasting a live home automation demonstration from the top of the world.

On Location: Central Station with Centra-Larm

New Hampshire based company looks to expand nationally

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Centra-Larm Monitoring, a wholesale monitoring company based here, is actively seeking a fourth central station to bolster its national presence, Kevin Helmig, company president and CTO, told Security Systems News.

Is 4K so 2014? Avigilon turns it up to 7K

Monday, April 6, 2015

Some pre-ISC West announcements today were led by news today from Avigilon that it will be showing a single-sensor 7K (30 megapixel) security camera in Las Vegas next week.

Last year every camera manufacturer and his brother unveiled, or announced intent to release, a 4K camera. Avigilon today announced that it will demo a 7K and release a 6K (24 megapixel) HD camera at this year's ISC West show. That's "horizontal resolution exceeding 7,000 pixels and more than 30 million total pixels." Avigilon already has 4K (8 megapixel) and 5K (16 megapixel) cameras.

Known for its mega-megapixel cameras, Avigilon has grown through a number of acquisitons beyond its HD surveillance roots to become an end-to-end provider of: HD network VMS, megapixel cameras, access control and video analytics. 

I have a request into Avigilon for an interview. I'm interested to find out when and where a 7K security camera might be useful, when Avigilon plans to actually release the 7K and how the price compares to other high-megapixel count cameras.   

The company said that the 7K camera uses power, bandwidth and storage efficiently when paired with its Avigilon Control Center software (which uses Avigilon's high definition stream managment technology.)

Avigilon will be at Booth # 22043 at the ISC West.

Dynamark offers sign-on bonus

Amounts of up to $25,000

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark, a third party monitoring center based here, on April 1 started an up-to-$25,000 incentive for dealers to transfer their accounts to Dynamark.