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Archive: April 2017


General News

ESX announces speaker for Public Safety Luncheon

April 28, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ESX, which is at the Music City Center here June 13-16, announced the main stage speaker for its Public Safety Luncheon: Miles Brissette, a senior criminal trial attorney based in Fort Worth, Texas, who will look at how video surveillance evidence in the courtroom impacts criminal and civil cases.“Video surveillance is an increasingly important component in ?providing critical evidence in many criminal and civil cases,” ESX chairman George De Marco told Security...

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Monitoring Matters

TMA announces annual meeting details

April 26, 2017Spencer Ives

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The Monitoring Association, formerly CSAA, announced details of its 2017 Annual Meeting—the first since the name change—which will be held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz., October 7-11. Jack Uldrich, a global futurist, speaker and author of 11 books, will deliver the conference's keynote on Oct. 9. Uldrich is a frequent speaker on emerging technology, change management and leadership and has addressed hundreds of corporations, associations...

Jack Uldrich, Pam Petrow, TMA


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On The Editor's Desk

Galaxy Control Systems embracing the cloud

April 26, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

At ISC West 2017 earlier this month, Galaxy Control Systems solidified its commitment to cloud-based solutions with the announcement of its new Cloud Concierge, a cloud-based access control and monitoring solution. Galaxy also just released a new whitepaper this week entitled, “Understanding Cloud Services for Access Control,” further exemplifying the company's commitment to its customers by providing education and awareness. “Galaxy Control Systems recognized early on that cloud...

cloud based access control, Galaxy Control Systems, Lukas Le, Rick Caruthers


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Also Noted

SIA crowns new product award winners at ISC West

April 26, 2017SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—There was an abundance of new products, and new companies at ISC this year, and the SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) award winners (see list below) exemplifies how tech-driven the industry has become and will continue to be moving forward. This year's Best New Product in the SIA New Product Showcase was CrucialTrak's Biometric Access Control System (BACS). In each BACS module, up to four biometric identification technologies are considered: touchless fingerprint, iris patterns, vein...

Don Erickson, SIA New Product Showcase


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Suppliers

Meet the new Pelco

April 26, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

CLOVIS, Calif.—Since taking over as CEO of Pelco by Schneider Electric in November of 2015, Sharad Shekhar has worked tirelessly to create a new identity for Pelco within the larger Schneider Electric organizational structure.“Like many of our peers in the industry, Pelco faced a few significant changes and challenges over recent years,” Shekhar told Security Systems News. “Our transformation as an independent company to a division of a much larger organization affected our...

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General News

Five Questions: Sean Flint

April 26, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

Sean Flint joined Convergint in May of 2016 as senior vice president, Eastern operations. Originally from Massachusetts, he has lived in Rochester, N.Y. since 1998. Security Systems News caught up with Flint and asked him five questions.Are you married? Kids?I am married and have three daughters, 32, 29 and 27, and two grandchildren with two more on the way.What are some of your hobbies?My passion is golf and I am an avid weekend golfer. I love sports in general, and consider myself a passionate...

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Suppliers

Vanderbilt prepares to launch new product in North America

April 26, 2017Spencer Ives

WIESBADEN, Germany—Vanderbilt acquired ACT—Access Control Technology, based in Dublin—in November 2016; Mitchell Kane, company president, talked with Security Systems News about Vanderbilt's expectations for introducing its first cloud-based access control technology in the U.S.ACT 365 is Vanderbilt's new cloud-based access control technology, gained through its acquisition of ACT. The company officially plans to launch ACT 365 later this year, around ASIS 2017, and “the heavy...

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Residential

MONI sees success with signing bonus

April 26, 2017Spencer Ives

DALLAS—At this year's ISC West 2017, MONI began offering dealers a signing bonus, and the company had “tremendous success” at the show, according to Travis Miller, company director of sales.The signing bonus, which is valued at up to $25,000, is not a cash exchange, Miller noted. “Out of the gate, you're going to get a set amount of value in training materials and sales enablement tools to help your business get off the ground and going,” he told Security Systems News....

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Suppliers

ComNet getting into access control market

April 26, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

DANBURY, Conn.—ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, a manufacturer of transmission and networking equipment based here, recently announced its entry into the access control marketplace, the company's first big move since joining the ACRE family of companies back in December of 2016.ComNet is introducing two systems, the CNA100 line, a 2- to 8 door solution for smaller applications and the CNA200 for up to 32 doors for bigger applications; both are network compatible and operate seamlessly...

ACRE, Andrew Acquarulo, Comnet, Skip Haight, Vanderbilt


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General News

Specifically Speaking with Mark Bavousett

April 26, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

What's your role at the company?As a senior consultant for WJHW, I am responsible for security design in stadiums, arenas, as well as the hospitality, corporate and education markets. I am part of a team that offers state-of-the-art design services and consulting in acoustics & noise control, audio, visual, video and scoring displays, broadcast provisions and video production, theatre planning, lighting & rigging, distributed TV and satellite, and tel/data structured cabling.What kinds of systems...

Mark Bavousett, Security Systems News, Specifically Speaking, WJHW


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