Posts Tagged ‘C.O.P.S.’

The new central station

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 9:33 Be the first to comment

Central station evolving to ‘hub’ and ‘information-processing center’ By Daniel Gelinas The security industry is a technology-driven ecosystem. This year’s ISC West show in Las Vegas is proof enough of that. There were new technologies on display and talk everywhere about new technologies that integrate the information from disparate technologies into a single interface (physical [...]

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Bigger ISC West means more networking

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:46 Be the first to comment

By Daniel Gelinas YARMOUTH, Maine—A recent poll conducted by Security Systems News shows many are pleased with ISC West’s announcement that booth space for the upcoming Las Vegas-based trade show was nearly sold out, and ABI Research has said the bigger show means great things for the industry. Security Systems News, in a Jan. 26-Feb.3 [...]

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What value does hot-redundancy provide?

Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:38 Be the first to comment

Multi-site monitoring centers talk disaster recovery and more in their case for hot-redundancy; others say the value is overblown By Daniel Gelinas C.O.P.S. Monitoring—with monitoring centers in New Jersey, Florida and Arizona—recently trumpeted a big improvement in response time to high-priority alarms. Ad materials from the company claim a nearly 17 percent improvement, cutting 2.69 [...]

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What is the value provided by multi-site monitoring centers?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:10 Be the first to comment

Hot redundancy, disaster recovery lead the discussion By Daniel Gelinas C.O.P.S. Monitoring—with monitoring centers in New Jersey, Florida and Arizona—recently trumpeted a big improvement in response time to high-priority alarms. Ad materials from the company claim a nearly 17 percent improvement, cutting 2.69 seconds from 2009’s average response time of 16.09 seconds and accomplishing an [...]

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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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Special report: The IP central station: ‘Why would anybody do this?’

Thursday, January 7, 2010 11:44 Be the first to comment

IP technology has been “coming” to security—mostly accompanied by fanfare—for a while. As numerous reports have made clear, IP opens up all kinds of new opportunity for the security industry in the form of new services and added value for the end user—both of which translate to more revenue. It also, however, opens up new worlds of complexity and expense in the form of new infrastructure needed, more training for personnel, and the convergence of security and IT.

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