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Archive: January 2022


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SIA to assume leadership of National Capital Region Security Forum

January 20, 2022SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) and the National Capital Region Security Forum (NCRSF) have announced that NCRSF will become part of SIA in 2022. SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,100 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. NCRSF (formerly the Northern Virginia Security Forum) is a community of security...

Dan Connole, Dhira Bluestone, Don Erickson, National Capital Region Security Forum, Security Industry Association (SIA), Wayne Esser


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Johnson Controls introduces Tyco Sprinkler Shields to protect ESFR sprinklers

January 20, 2022SSN Staff

MILWAUKEE—Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has introduced the Tyco Model ES-1 and ES-2 Sprinkler Shields for the protection of in-rack early suppression fast response (ESFR) sprinklers in storage facilities and warehouses. The all-metal shields work to protect sprinkler elements from cold soldering, which occurs when cascading water from ceiling-mounted and high-mounted in-rack sprinklers cool down and inhibits the operation of in-rack...

Don Ricca, Johnson Controls, Tyco


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Gallagher security for SMB launches in U.S.

January 20, 2022SSN Staff

HAMILTON, New Zealand—Gallagher, a leading provider of integrated security and site management solutions, has launched its cloud-based solution for small and medium businesses in the United States - Gallagher security for SMB. Designed to simplify security operations, Gallagher security for SMB provides business owners with the freedom to manage their security from anywhere, with an easy-to-use mobile app. Its intelligent functionality enables users to arm and disarm alarms,...

Gallagher, Scott Elliott, Steve Bell


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Comcast Technology Solutions launches VideoAI service for global customers

January 20, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

DENVER—Comcast Technology Solutions, a division of Comcast Cable that provides media and entertainment technology to content providers, operators, and advertisers, announced the launch of a new service, Video Artificial Intelligence (VideoAI), for customers across the globe. VideoAI is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) that can help companies understand and analyze video (live and on-demand), audio, and closed captions to create actionable metadata around content assets, generate and manage...

Bart Spriester, Comcast Technology Solutions, Fraser Stirling


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Monitoring Matters

Smarter Choices, Smarter Homes

January 19, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

Smart home devices have become commonplace in the residential landscape for the better part of a decade now. Streaming devices, TVs, appliances, thermostats, and of course, security devices such as Wi-fi cameras, video doorbells and door locks are all considered to be “smart” in the sense that they can be controlled to perform tasks around the house that offer convenience, peace of mind and cost savings to homeowners. To offer a clearer picture of the current smart home device landscape,...

Mitchell Klein, smart home technology, Z-Wave Alliance


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ADT and Ford form joint venture, Canopy, to fortify vehicle security

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ADT and Ford form joint venture, Canopy, to fortify vehicle security

January 18, 2022Cory Harris, Managing Editor

DETROIT, LONDON and BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT Inc. and Ford Motor Company today announced an investment in a new joint venture called Canopy that combines ADT’s professional security monitoring and Ford’s AI-driven video camera technology to help customers strengthen security of new and existing vehicles across brands. Canopy will bring ADT’s industry-leading professional monitoring to vehicles for the first time. “We believe everyone deserves to feel safe at home AND...

ADT, Canopy, Elliot Cohen, Ford, Franck Louis-Victor, Ted Cannis


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Qognify unveils VMS management platform Umbrella for Ocularis

January 18, 2022SSN Staff

PEARL RIVER, N.Y.—Qognify, a provider of physical security and incident management solutions, has announced the launch of its web-based central VMS management platform - Umbrella - for Ocularis. Ocularis customers with large or distributed video surveillance installations can now use Umbrella to centrally monitor and remotely manage and configure every VMS installation across their deployment. As video surveillance projects become larger and more complex, they also demand more resources...

Ari Robinson, Qognify


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Iris ID introduces new identity authentication readers to speed travel

January 18, 2022SSN Staff

CRANBURY, N.J.—Iris ID, a global leader in iris recognition technology for over 20 years, has introduced two IrisAccess authentication readers – the iCAM D2000 and the IrisBar (OU60B). The readers were unveiled at this week’s Intersec trade show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Both readers are designed to quickly and conveniently move large numbers of people through airports, across borders or accessing many other locations. Both compact and touchless readers accurately identify...

Iris ID, Mohammed Murad


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IDC Spending Guide predicts double-digit growth for investments in edge computing

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IDC Spending Guide predicts double-digit growth for investments in edge computing

January 18, 2022SSN Staff

NEEDHAM, Mass.—Worldwide spending on edge computing is expected to be $176 billion in 2022, an increase of 14.8 percent over 2021, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Edge Spending Guide. In addition, the Spending Guide forecasts that enterprise and service provider spending on hardware, software, and services for edge solutions is expected to sustain this pace of growth through 2025, when spending will reach nearly $274 billion. The IDC Worldwide Edge Spending...

Dave McCarthy, International Data Corporation (IDC), Marcus Torchia


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BCD launches Customer Loyalty Program

January 17, 2022SSN Staff

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.—BCD, a global video data infrastructure manufacturer composed of the BCDVideo, Video Storage Solutions and BCDOEM brands, announced it has officially established a Customer Loyalty Program for its valued security integrators. As the new year begins, BCD is striving to continue expanding and developing relationships with dedicated customers. In an effort to accelerate the success and growth of its partners, BCD launched the Customer Loyalty Program as a rewards program...

BCD, Jason Glover


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