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CCTV market headed for growth, changes

June 19, 2015Spencer Ives

NOIDA, India—The CCTV market is poised for growth, according to a RNCOS report, with a 7.5 percent CAGR expected in North America from 2014 to 2020, and a 12.2 percent CAGR globally during the same time period.RNCOS expects the North American CCTV market to rise from $3.5 billion in 2014 to $5.3 billion by 2020, Shushmul Maheshwari, founder and CEO of RNCOS, told Security Systems News.Though the North American market will grow, its overall share in the market will decrease, according to Maheshwari.“North...

CCTV, RNCOS, Shushmul Maheshwari

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Fike solution: Security and fire detection in one camera

May 14, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

SPARKS, Md.— Fike's SigniFire Server recently received ONVIF certification, making that cost-effective NVR-based early warning detection solution more broadly available, according to Rick Jeffress, sales manager, Americas, for Fike Video Image Detection.The SigniFire Server-based solution enables CCTV cameras to do double duty as security and fire detection cameras, and can be an upsell RMR opportunity for security dealers, according to Jeffress.“We recently got ONVIF certification for...

CCTV, Fike Video Image Detection, NFPA, Rick Jeffress, SigniFire Server, SSN

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Cancer hospital employees better not go where they don't belong

October 29, 2013Amy Canfield

BOSTON—An upgrade of its access control system has enabled the Dana Farber Cancer Institute here to introduce Wi-Fi locks without building a new system to manage them, has provided more information about cardholders and provides automatic reports.That's all without making a huge dent in the renowned hospital's security budget.The new Wi-Fi locks did not require “a new computer in a room for someone to look at,” said DFCI manager of security services Ralph Nerette.Typically, integrating...

access control, CCTV, CCure 800, CCure 9000, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Kenneth Rasmussen, physical security, Team AVS, Tesla Systems, Tyco

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Resi grows fast at Custom Alarm

October 9, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

ROCHESTER, Minn.—Now in its 45th year, Custom Alarm, based here, is finding residential security to be one of the fastest growing aspects of its business, said Nikki Johnson, the company's vice president and director of marketing.Johnson cited interactive services as an important driver of that growth.“We've sort of changed our model like a lot of security companies have,” she explained. “Back in the day it was security alarm, fire alarm or monitoring, that was it, and now...

access control, CCTV, Custom Alarm, Leigh Johnson, Nikki Johnson, Residential Security

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Axis stays atop IHS video surveillance rankings, claims top spot for video encoders

June 21, 2013SSN Staff

CHELMSFORD, Mass.—Axis Communications, a provider of network video surveillance solutions, retained the top spot in IHS Research's annual rankings of the top video surveillance companies, according to a news release. Ranking just behind Axis in the same category were the Japanese electronics giant Panasonic and China-based Hikvision, according to the recently released report, titled “CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment - World - 2013.” In addition, Axis for the first time claimed...

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Honeywell adds Vermont company to dealer network

June 13, 2013SSN Staff

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell has added Countryside Lock & Alarms, based in Mt. Holly, Vt., to its First Alert Professional Dealer program, according to a company statement. Countryside provides a range of security and life safety solutions to families and businesses in New England. The company specializes in fire and burglar alarms, access control solutions and video surveillance systems. Countryside also offers control of cameras, Z-Wave thermostats, lights and shades with Honeywell's Tuxedo Touch...

access control, CCTV, Countryside Lock & Alarms, fire safety, First Alert Professional Dealer program, Honeywell, intrusion detection, physical security, SSN

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G4S expands western footprint

May 15, 2013SSN Staff

OMAHA, Neb.—G4S Technology, a systems integrator based here, is expanding its western presence by opening up a new regional office in Seattle, according to a news release. The team in Seattle will focus on providing electronic and physical security solutions to current and potential clients in the Pacific Northwest area. “The opening of the Seattle office has allowed G4S Technology to expand our market presence in the Pacific Northwest region, and to provide additional support for current...

access control, CCTV, G4S Technology, intrusion detection, physical security, security integrators, SSN, video analytics, Washington State Ferries

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Three security companies land FPS contracts

April 25, 2013SSN Staff

WASHINGTON –Three area security companies in the nation's capitol region received contracts from the Federal Protective Services to install alarm systems, closed circuit television systems and intrusion detection systems, according to a Department of Homeland Security statement. Contract recipients include Severna Park, Md.-based Affiliated Services Inc., Chantilly, Va.-based Energy Technologies Corp., and Lorton, Va.-based In its solicitation, the DHS said the security requirements...

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General Dynamics awarded contract to enhance security at LAX

February 4, 2013SSN Staff

FAIRFAX, Va.—General Dynamics Information Technology was awarded a $27 million contract by the city of Los Angeles to enhance the closed-circuit television and video management system at the Los Angeles International Airport, according to a company statement. General Dynamics will design, install, configure and integrate a video management and storage system, including more than 2,500 interior and exterior cameras and 120 workstations throughout the airport. The CCTV and video management system...

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Samsung spotlights DIY home security

October 24, 2012SSN Staff

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Samsung Techwin America, a leader in consumer video monitoring and security products, recently announced the introduction of two new, all-in-one CCTV kits, the SDE-4003 and SDE-5003, which the company says will make home and business security more accessible.The do-it-yourself kits have high resolution, indoor/outdoor, night vision cameras, a DVR with a surveillance class SATA hard disk for 24/7 recording and the ability to remote access from anywhere at any time, the...

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