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Archive: September 2015


Monitoring Matters

FMC does more than its name says

September 30, 2015Spencer Ives

Fire Monitoring of Canada has been working to increase awareness of its offerings outside of fire monitoring, Kevin Allison, GM for FMC told me. “Obviously, we do installations of fire alarm monitoring, sprinkler monitoring—those are our primary focus, in terms of what we do,” he said, “But we also do—and the thing people might not know about us just given the [company's] name—typical security installations and monitoring, CCTV, both IP and analog [services], access...

Fire Monitoring of Canada, Kevin Allison


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News and Notes

Icontrol says it is victor in patent fight with Alarm.com

September 30, 2015Amy Canfield

Icontrol Networks says it has won its patent fight with Alarm.com. Alarm.com says the solution to the "fight" was the result of a settlement with icontrol dated Jan. 1, 2014. In the latest activity, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this month canceled claims to Alarm.com's claims to a patent about the use of a mobile app in smart home systems, saying the system was developed instead by icontrol. Icontrol has been issued a new patent, covering methods and systems...

alarm.com, Bob Hagerty, iControl, Richard Mosher, Security Systems News


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Suppliers

SGS patents cybersecure connectivity device

September 30, 2015Spencer Ives

MEQUON, Wis.—Secure Global Solutions, a provider of central station technologies like its Stages platform, has patented its Network Navigator, an easy-install device ensuring a secure connection for communications.The device encrypts data sent through it, Lisa Pettay, chief strategy officer for SGS, told Security Systems News. After being set up, users “have this secure communication tunnel that ensures that whatever is being sent over it has not been tampered with and can trust the...

Lisa Pettay, Network Navigator, Secure Global Solutions, SGS


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Monitoring

CryWolf to help New Orleans false alarms

September 30, 2015Spencer Ives

NEW ORLEANS—CryWolf False Alarm Solutions gained a contract to manage New Orleans' false alarm management program, which entails issuing and collecting fines, permit fees, and compiling alarm system data.When CryWolf starts working with a city, “We see an almost immediate 40 to 60 percent reduction of false alarms,” Jean Schommer, director of marketing for Public Safety Corporation, told Security Systems News.CryWolf offers its solution in two ways. “An agency can purchase...

CryWolf False Alarm Reduction Solutions, Jean Schommer, New Orleans, Public Safety Corporation


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Monitoring

Numera releases activity tracking platform EverThere

September 30, 2015Spencer Ives

SEATTLE—Numera is rolling out EverThere, a new proactive activity tracking platform attached to its Libris mPERS, allowing users or family members to track activity levels, note trends and set alerts.The EverThere platform offers alerts based on events such as low activity of the mPERS user or the device being left in its charger.“It's about giving information to both the senior and their care providers, family members, neighbors, close, personal friends or a professional health worker—insight...

EverThere, Libris, Nortek, Numera, Tim Smokoff


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Suppliers

Lenel and AlertEnterprise now allies

September 30, 2015Martha Entwistle

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Access control provider Lenel and physical identity and access management (PIAM) software provider AlertEnterprise on Sept. 28 signed a strategic alliance that will enable Lenel VARS to resell AlertEnterprise's solution to its customers.Lenel president Ron Virden and AlertEnterprise CEO Jasvir Gill told Security Systems News that this deal represents a big opportunity for their integrator partners.While AlertEnterprise and Lenel's OnGuard's platform have been integrated for...

AlertEnterprise, Jasvir Gill, Lenel VARS, PIAM, Ron Virden, Security Systems News


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Residential

Good news for dealers: Consumers still disappointed with DIY cameras

September 30, 2015Amy Canfield

LOS GATOS, Calif.—Consumers' disappointment with DIY home security cameras could become a “renaissance” for traditional dealers, according to John Feland, CEO of Argus Insights. Customers need some help, he said, and dealers are positioned to do just that.While consumers are slowly becoming more satisfied with smart home devices, they still are disappointed in their DIY security cameras, according to a September report from Argus Insights, Feland told Security Systems News.Following...

Argus Insights, Canary, DIY, home automation, home security cameras, John Feland, Nest, Security Systems News, SimpliSafe


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Also Noted

Four women receive Karen Marquez Honors

September 29, 2015SSN Staff

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.—Four ASIS members have been recognized with Karen Marquez Honors, presented by ASIS International's Women in Security council. The third annual awards honor women whose contributions have furthered the growth of women in the security industry, according to a prepared statement from Hikvision, sponsor of the awards. This year's winners were Sandie Davies, executive director of IFPO International; Victoria Ekhomu, managing director of Trans-World Security Systems; Julieta...

ASIS, Julieta Munoz Cornejo, Karen Marquez, Sandie Davies, Susan Walker, Victoria Ekhomu, Women in Security Council


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Also Noted

ONVIF reports milestones in products, new access control profile

September 28, 2015SSN Staff

SAN RAMON, Calif.—ONVIF now has nearly 5,000 compliant IP-based physical security products and more than 500 member companies across six continents and has developed its fifth profile speculation—Profile A for advanced access control. ONVIF, a global and open industry forum to standardize communication between IP-based physical security products to ensure their interoperability and facilitate their integration, said in a prepared statement that its continued growth signifies its “development...

access control, IP-based physical security, ONVIF, Security Systems News


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On The Editor's Desk

ASIS in Anaheim 2015

September 28, 2015Martha Entwistle

Wednesday, Sept. 30, Day 3 at ASIS 2015 The show is done! A very quick wrap-up of Day 3 follows. I'll be expanding on some of this next week. I stopped by to talk to Perry Levine at cloud access control provider BluB0X and also got to catch up with Dakota Security's Eric Yunag. Spoke to Wayne Arvidson at Quantum, a 35-year-old storage technology company that specializes in handling unstructured data like video. Quantum's presence in the physical security space is growing, he said. I saw a demo of...

ASIS 2015, Day 1, Security Systems News


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