YARMOUTH, Maine—For students, getting into college can be tough and rising tuition is certainly challenging. For the college itself, figuring out how to enable easy but secure access in and around campus also presents a puzzle. Universities want students, faculty and visitors to have efficient access to public areas, dormitories and classrooms, but access points need to be monitored. And, the security systems need to be designed with the unfortunate possibility of an incident in mind.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—With the goal of offering better service to its growing multi-national client base, Convergint Technologies has acquired security integration firm Beacon Security and Communications, which is based in Crowborough, England.
MIAMI—When Integrated Security Systems moves into its new office in June it will have 11,000 square feet of additional space, a 35-person training center and, possibly, a new revenue stream from its training offerings.
DOVER, Del.—Systems integrator Advantech is expanding its business with a software it developed, a driver that’s like a mini-PSIM of sorts, that uses “traditional detention PLC mapping tools in other applications,” Advantech COO Dave Sweeney told Security Systems News.
YARMOUTH, Maine—The question of whether cloud-based security systems are synonymous with Web-based access control or hosted systems is one that still hangs over the security industry—like a cloud. It’s not a dark cloud, but sometimes it gets in the way of clarity.