Archive for March, 2010

IMS Research Stat of the Month: IP Storage Market

Friday, March 12, 2010 16:39 Be the first to comment

By IMS Research According to IMS Research, over the next four years, enterprise and IP storage used for video surveillance is forecast to garner in excess of US$7 billion worth of revenues globally. Slowing growth in the enterprise DVR category will be more than made up by the profusion of use of IP SAN solutions [...]

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How will new frequency standards change the fire alarm business?

Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:35 Be the first to comment

Louder? How about lower? Studies show lower frequency alarms are easier to hear; carries implications for new sounders, power supplies and mass notification systems By Martha Entwistle If you can’t hear a person speaking, you’ll typically ask them to speak up. Louder is easier to hear, right? That’s not necessarily the case with smoke alarms. [...]

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Poll: With product certifications on the rise, are you willing to pay?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 13:08 Be the first to comment

Start Date: Feb. 23 End Date: Mar. 10 Short Answer: A recent trend finds product certifications increasing in importance–and price. Are you willing to pay for product training and certification? Please leave your name and contact info for follow up in our April issue. Total Votes: 137 Are you willing to pay for product training? [...]

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Improved tech, wider acceptance of people screening portals offers opportunity

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 12:58 Be the first to comment

By Daniel Gelinas A Feb. 18 report from the Homeland Security Research Corporation reports the failed Christmas day bombing of Northwest flight 253 revealed lapses in the security measures employed at airports across the globe and triggered a rush to institute new, more stringent, guidelines and improve technology. According to the report, the flurry of [...]

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As video monitoring makes strides, is a video-specific standard needed?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 11:25 Be the first to comment

YARMOUTH, Maine—In an IP world, where advances in technology lead to more frequent improvements in the cloud and better hosted services, it’s getting easier for dealers to differentiate and make more RMR through offering video surveillance and monitoring. As video becomes less of a rare specialty or self-contained CCTV system and more of a de rigueur, a la carte offering, is there any push for a category for standards listing? Is there a real need for such a category, or will IP-based video monitoring remain an unregulated niche of a few high-tech, specialized, video-monitoring firms?

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