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IoT, drones to drive wireless video surveillance market

Twenty percent CAGR expected in Americas, 21 percent CAGR globally

DALLAS—The wireless video surveillance market will grow across the globe, according to market research firm Technavio, and IoT and drones will play a big role in that growth.

New tech, like the cloud, coming to central stations

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Even a few weeks past it, I’m still thinking about ESX and what resonated with me about some of the panels. One in particular, “Central Station Technology—The Latest and Greatest,” has kept me thinking.

Panelists included Jay Hauhn, CSAA’s executive director, Jens Kolind, VP of external partnerships for IBS, and Chris Larcinese, cloud-based services market manager in the Americas for Bosch Security Systems. Joe Miskulin, proprietary central station manager for State Farm, served as the moderator.

First off, Kolind brought up the cloud. He said it brings certain technological efficiencies, such as when upgrading systems or not needing as big an IT staff on hand.

Hauhn said, “The promise of cloud is quite attractive.” This is especially true for proprietary centrals, he said, and predicted the number of proprietary monitoring centers would increase.

An attendee asked about the risks of using the cloud. Jens answered, saying that there is a larger risk of a data breach. Those looking to the cloud should make sure that the cloud provider is encrypting important information, he said.

The panel addressed two interesting sides to the technology coin; what is on the upcoming horizon, and what might be sunsetted.

Larcinese pointed to “wearables” as an emerging technology.

According to Hauhn, new entrants should be the ones to look out for; it is movement’s like DIY or the smart home that will define what is going to be monitored in the future.

This begged the question: what kind of weight does a self monitored dispatch carry? Hauhn said it’s very credible, the home owner might have a better idea of who should or shouldn’t be in that house than the operator.

The ASAP to PSAP is also an emerging trend. Hauhn said that program is cloud-friendly.

As toward what technology might be sunsetted soon, Kolind said the age of IP might inhibit the end of the traditional receiver. 

North American perimeter security market to grow

Growth across all sectors, higher in some

DALLAS—Technavio predicts growth in North America’s perimeter security market to be about $5.7 billion by 2019, up from $4.1 billion in 2014, a 39 percent increase.

The biggest and the newest at ISC West

IDIS, a newcomer to ISC West, has one of the ten largest booths at the show

LAS VEGAS—At the 2015 ISC West show, exhibitors put a lot of thought into their booths—rather literally with Hikvision’s “Thought Theater”—and some companies, like IDIS, are using big booths at ISC West to introduce themselves to the industry.

Icontrol adds 11 devices to growing OpenHome ecosystem


REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Icontrol Networks, a provider of connected home technology and innovation, announced June 11 that it has certified eleven new devices through its OpenHome Partner Program.

Global Link adds monitoring for Bosch systems


TORONTO—Global Link, a monitoring and security services company based here, is now offering monitoring services for Bosch intrusion detection systems out of its two central stations, according to a news release.

Emergency messaging explained

New guidelines to help installers and end users in all 'rapid onset events'

QUINCY, Mass.—Emergency communication systems (ECS) were developed because a fire alarm alone is not always sufficient to tell building occupants what to do in case of an emergency. But what exactly should an ECS message say? There have been no guidelines for that—until now.

Cyber security a recurring theme at PSA-TEC

Drako: ‘Where was your DVR made? Is it connected to the Internet?’

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—The data breach that brought down Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel is being used as a cautionary tale here at PSA-TEC.

Ontario monitoring company now supports Bosch IP communications


VAUGHAN, Ontario—With installation of a CONETTIX D6100IPv6 Communications Receiver/Gateway, service provider a.p.i. Monitoring now supports IP communications from Bosch intrusion systems, the company announced Jan. 22.

Lanvac now monitors Bosch systems


MONTREAL—Lanvac, a Montreal-based company offering third-party wholesale contract monitoring, now monitors Bosch intrusion detection systems, Bosch announced Jan. 8.