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Archive: May 2019


Pelco acquired by Transom Capital Group

May 30, 2019SSN Staff

LOS ANGELES—Transom Capital Group (Transom), an operations-focused middle market private equity firm, announced it has acquired Pelco, a provider of video surveillance solutions, from Schneider Electric. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.“As most security industry experts know, Pelco is one of the pioneers of the video surveillance space,” Russ Roenick, managing partner at Transom Capital Group, said in the announcement. “The journey toward creating the next great...

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General News

ESX to welcome Paws and Think therapy dogs to showroom floor

May 29, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS—Back in July of 2000, Baha Men released the song “Who Let the Dogs Out?” that quickly climbed the charts to reach a spot on the Top 40 list in the United States. Since that time, approximately 19 years, when people hear this song, they are still left to wonder who actually DID let the dogs out. Well, looks like SSN has “sniffed out” and discovered the answer! The responsible party? ESX!At ESX 2019 in Indy on Tuesday, June 4th, 4pm to 5pm, and Wednesday June...

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General News

News Poll: ISC West significance, popularity rising

May 29, 2019Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine— With ISC West 2019 wrapping up in Las Vegas in April after another highly successful event, including packed aisles on the trade show floor and in the educational sessions, this month's News Poll gauges SSN readers' experiences at this year's conference and expo.In terms of how this year's show compared to prior years, nearly half (47 percent) of respondents felt that this year's ISC West was the “best ever,” with another 37 percent saying the show “seemed...

ISC West 2019, News Poll

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Also Noted

NY State Police Officer to receive 2019 TMA Public Sector Award

May 29, 2019SSN Staff

VIENNA, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) announces New York State Lt. Rachael VanDeusen is the 2019 recipient of its Public Sector Award. Lt. VanDeusen is credited with leading the efforts to expand access to TMA's ASAP-to-PSAP1 Service via the New York eJustice Information System (CIIS). She will be the fifth recipient of the award, which was established in 2015 to recognize a public sector individual's contribution to the alarm industry and its subscribers. Lt. VanDeusen will receive...

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On The Editor's Desk

Smart home market is growing and maturing

May 29, 2019Paul Ragusa

The smart home continues to grow in awareness among homeowners, with approximately 22 percent of U.S. Internet households reporting owning a smart home device in Q4 2018, up from 17 percent in Q4 2017, according to The NPD Group. Alongside ownership growth, 2018 saw an 18 percent dollar sales growth in home automation devices compared to 2017, and NPD's latest Future of Tech forecast expects the category to reach $2.5 billion by the end of 2019. According to the Connected Home Automation Report from...

home automation, NPD Group, smart home

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Monitoring Matters

Cyber:Secured Forum helps heat up the Lone Star State

May 29, 2019Ginger Hill

Things are heating up here in the Lone Star State which means air conditioning bills are about to go up, water will be consumed by the gallons, the smell of sunscreen and sun block will be everywhere, but most importantly, it means the Cyber:Secured Forum will be here before we know it at The Westin Dallas Park Central, July 29-31. Senior Technical Director for NSA's Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center (NCTOC), David Hogue, will be taking the stage on July 31st, 11:30am to 1:30pm, keynoting...

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LifeSafety Power unveils Gemini RGL for power-centric solutions

May 24, 2019SSN Staff

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.—LifeSafety Power, creator of intelligent power management solutions that provides proactive analytics to access control, security and mission-critical devices, introduced the FlexPower® Gemini™ RGL rack mount power management system, a compact, 19-inch rack tower engineered for data centers, IT closets or other areas where space is limited. It handles any LSP power controller board, giving systems integrators the ability to create a power-centric-only drawer for larger enterprise...

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Vintra integrates AI-powered video analytics with Genetec's Security Center platform

May 23, 2019SSN Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Vintra, maker of video analytics powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence, announced their proprietary FulcrumAI deep learning video analytics solution is integrated with Genetec Security Center to deliver real-time, total-environment intelligence from any camera source, fixed or mobile.Having built FulcrumAI from the ground up, Vintra has optimized its machine learning models to take advantage of the latest GPU hardware and acceleration techniques. The solution...

AI, artificial intelligence, deep learning, FulcrumAI, Genetec, Jordan Jaumeau, Patrick Vermont, Security Center, Vintra

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Honeywell enters into brave new world of AI

May 22, 2019Paul Ragusa

ATLANTA—Following the recent announcement of its technology integration with Intel, which will enable new artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in its MAXPRO connected security platform, it is clear that Honeywell is jumping with both feet into the brave new world of AI.The new security platform, which will support MAXPRO Network Video Recorders (NVR) and Video Management Systems (VMS), will incorporate Intel Vision products that enable advanced analytics, deep learning and facial recognition...

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Guardian Protection unveils new branding; integrated marketing campaign

May 22, 2019SSN Staff

PITTSBURGH—Guardian Protection, a large security solutions provider, announced a new branding initiative and a multi-million-dollar integrated marketing campaign. This brand evolution comes after months of intensive, strategic analysis conducted by senior executives, with input from employees and guardian customers. What resulted is a fresh take on the well-known purple identity, symbolizing the company's commitment to keeping people safe at home and work through smart security solutions installed...

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