Posts Tagged ‘G4S’

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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Guard firms moving toward technology

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 11:03 Be the first to comment

Some are acquiring integrators, others partnering with manufacturers, in move to avoid commoditization By L. Samuel Pfeifle They are often on the industry’s front lines, the faces the public sees. Yet they are also the industry’s punchline. For every shooter stopped at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC there seems to be another Paul [...]

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Does uptick in managed access use show acceleration in adoption curve?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 10:37 Be the first to comment

Integrators and manufacturers are reporting an increased acceptance of managed access control. Is this an actual new trend, or just the same thing people have been doing for years? By Daniel Gelinas YARMOUTH, Maine—Honeywell in March announced it had doubled the number of its dealers offering managed access control services over the course of 2009, [...]

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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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The mainstreaming of video monitoring

Monday, October 19, 2009 13:24 Be the first to comment

Advances in analytics, infrastructure, have people jumping on board By L. Samuel Pfeifle How well accepted is intelligent video-based monitoring becoming? Despite persistant industry doubt, Chubb Insurance has been equating intelligent video with an in-person guard since 2006. Visentry has been using video analytics to monitor customers like car dealerships since 2004. Stanley Convergent Security [...]

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