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Archive: January 2018


Suppliers

Umbo Computer Vision unveils new AI-based camera

January 31, 2018Paul Ragusa

SAN FRANCISCO—Umbo Computer Vision, a provider of autonomous video security technology based here, announced today the release of Umbo SmartBullet, its new AI-based camera designed for integrators, businesses and governments looking for autonomous video security capabilities and a simple end-to-end user experience.“This camera is built with cloud infrastructure in mind, which enables the cameras to further offer the capability of AI,” Shawn Guan, CEO at Umbo Computer Vision, told...

Shawn Guan, Umbo Computer Vision


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General News

How I Use My System: Gene Miller

January 31, 2018Spencer Ives

Gene Miller, sales representative with Cen-Signal, has been with the company for 19 years, originally starting as an operator with the wholesale monitoring center. The company is based in Columbus, Ga. Miller talked with Security Systems News in mid-December about the security system he uses at home.What kind of system do you have?I have a Honeywell Linx Touch 5100. It's an old system but it's a [good one]. It runs off a Wi-Fi card and I also have the Z-Wave smart card in there, and definitely have...

Cen-Signal, Gene Miller, How I Use My System, Security Systems News (SSN)


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Suppliers

Hikvision and Eagle Eye Networks launch new solution for Texas schools

January 31, 2018SSN Staff

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas—Hikvision USA and Eagle Eye Networks on Jan. 19 announced a video surveillance solution—now available—that enables Texas school districts to immediately comply with the video surveillance requirements set forth in Texas Senate Bill 507 (SB-507). "Hikvision is pleased to work with partners like Eagle Eye to provide solutions that make a positive impact for teachers, parents and families," Alex Asnovich, Hikvision North America's head...

Alex Asnovich, Dean Drako, Eagle Eye Networks (EEN), Hikvision USA


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Monitoring Matters

Registration open for new TMA event

January 31, 2018Spencer Ives

VIENNA, Va.—Registration is now open for The Monitoring Association's recently announced “TMA Technology Summit,” an inaugural event to be held March 19-21, 2018 in Salt Lake City. The event is coordinated by TMA's Technology Committee, which is co-chaired by Sascha Kylau, vice president of sales, Onetel Security and Steve Butkovich, CTO, CPI Security Systems. “We invite CTOs, CIOs, and IT directors of monitoring companies to participate in the first TMA Tech Summit...

Sascha Kylau, Steve Butkovich, The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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On The Editor's Desk

Smart home, we have a problem

January 31, 2018Paul Ragusa

The rise of the smart home has generated a lot of attention among security dealers lately, as it has disrupted the way potential customers look at and are willing to pay for security. But it comes as no surprise that all is not golden in the world of the smart home. It turns out, more than one in three U.S. adults experience issues setting up or operating a connected device, according to data released from the Customer and Product Experience 360 (CPX 360 ) Survey by iQor, a global managed services...

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Commercial

Northland opens new office

January 31, 2018Paul Ragusa

FREMONT, Calif.—Northland Controls, a global security systems integrator and managed services provider based here, recently opened a new office in Rochester, N.Y., which will be home to a technical training center with engineers focused on product testing and evaluation, as well as a redundant outsourced global security operations center (GSOC) to accommodate growing customer demand.CEO Pierre Trapanese pointed out that with companies such as Lenel and Bosch taking root in Rochester, and with...

Northland Controls, Pierre Trapanese


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Commercial

Consumerization comes to cloud

January 25, 2018Spencer Ives

AUSTIN, Texas—At Security Systems News' third annual Cloud+, held here in late November, four executives addressed the consumerization of cloud—customers' expectation of innovation and services on the consumer level elsewhere in their lives.Steve Van Till, CEO of Brivo and the panel's moderator, pointed out that each of the panelists works directly with end users. Van Till said, “One of the key themes that we're going to be looking at here today is what are they hearing today, what's...

Brivo, Cloud+, Interface Security Systems (ISS), Jeff Frye, Jeremy Brecher, Northland Control Systems, Pierre Trapanese, Securitas, Steve Van Till


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Suppliers

Sigma Designs unveils next gen Z-Wave 700 platform

January 24, 2018SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—Sigma Designs, a provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for smart home IoT, unveiled at CES earlier this month its new 700-Series Z-Wave platform, which includes numerous performance and technological enhancements in energy-efficiency and RF performance."Sigma's Z-Wave 700-Series chip will completely reshape the meaning of smart home. It solves for many of today's technological barriers, while being the most flexible, interoperable platform, bringing smart home functionality...

Raoul Wijgergangs, Sigma Designs


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General News

Readers weigh in on top trends in AI, access control, and IT

January 24, 2018Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Ahead of Security Systems News' upcoming 2018 TechSec Solutions conference, it asked readers about several of the topics from this year's program, including artificial intelligence, the next tech for access control, and how IT is impacting the integrator.These three areas—AI, access control and IT—are going to be covered at Security Systems News' 2018 TechSec Solutions conference among other tech topics in the security industry.“As AI becomes more embedded...

News Poll, Security Systems News (SSN)


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General News

Specifically Speaking with Samuel D. Trotman

January 24, 2018Paul Ragusa

What's your role at the company?I serve as the lead technical consultant and senior business development manager for the Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson (KLJ) Integrated Technology practice with a focus on structuring and strategically growing the KLJ regional Integrated Technology market into a national footprint. My current responsibilities include serving as the technical design lead driving innovative technology solutions within projects across various business groups (e.g. smart cities, intelligent transportation...

Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson Integrated Technology, Samuel D. Trotman, Security Systems News (SSN), Specifically Speaking


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