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On The Editor's Desk

Will drones take off within security?

August 7, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

The role of robotics within security continues to increase, as the technology can act as a force multiplier, expand the scope and effectiveness of security around and within a perimeter, including everything from small to expansive areas. Drones, for example, have come a long way in just a couple of years, and are starting to be used in commercial and industrial senarios, as well as in and around home. With drone technology advancing at a fast rate, FAA regulations loosening, and more accessible...

Drones, FlytBase, robotics


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Anti-drone technology takes flight

March 15, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

With drone technology gaining traction within the security space, it only makes sense that the discussion includes anti-drone technology, as the issues of privacy and rules and regulations regarding flight restrictions must come into play. At this year's ISC West in April, for example, the show's inaugural Unmanned Security Expo—which has its own section of the show floor with a “flying cage” featuring ground-based robots and aerial drones in action—will also include an education...

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Drones and robots are headed to ISC West 2017

March 15, 2017Spencer Ives

LAS VEGAS—Drones and robots will have a notable presence at ISC West 2017 with the show's inaugural Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West.Incorporating this new technology fits ISC West's development. “This is part of our regular process here at ISC. We always look at the show as a constantly evolving entity. We never want to deliver the exact same event year after year. We want to constantly be on the forefront with new technology and really reflecting the future of the industry,”...

Drones, ISC West, Robots, Sherida Sessa


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TechSec Solutions 2017 keynote: Drones, robots and things that go bump in the night

March 1, 2017Spencer Ives

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Attendees of TechSec Solutions 2017 started the first morning of the conference here with a look into one drone company, and how the technology could innovate the physical security market, making for cheaper, better and faster solutions.“There are two kinds of change. The first kind is 'incremental.' Like small waves on a shore, the impact of incremental changes are hard to measure at first but [they] add up over time. The second kind is 'major'—and, like a tidal...

Drones, Jack Wu, Nightingale Security, TechSec Solutions 2017


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News Poll: Drones are mostly for the commercial space

March 1, 2017Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—More companies in the security space have been looking at drones; Alarm.com announced its drones at CES 2017 and Sunflower Labs recently outlined a structure for autonomous drones in the residential sector. Security Systems News readers shared their views of the technology in SSN's latest news poll.“Robotic Aerial Security (RAS) will enhance existing security postures with new capabilities like rapid response, efficient large area & perimeter patrol as well as providing...

Doug Haines, Drones, Jack Wu, John Bartucci, News Poll, Security Systems News


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Alarm.com to develop drones

January 19, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com announced at CES in January that it will develop drone applications for smart home and business security that work in tandem with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight Drone Platform, and with the company's newly developed Insights Engine, a multi-sensor learning capability that recognizes and proactively responds to unexpected activity around a property.Alarm.com's Insights Engine applies machine-learning algorithms to the growing data set generated by devices and sensors in...

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New tech in residential security: Drones?

November 16, 2016Spencer Ives

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Sunflower Labs is working on smart lights that have sensors built-in to talk with an autonomous drone that will then fly to take a video of any suspicious activity.Alex Pachikov, Sunflower Labs' founder and CEO, told Security Systems News that he believes most home security systems focus solely on intrusion detection and the interior of the home. “We want to build a system that is primarily concerned with outdoors, and the surroundings of your property,” Pachikov...

Alex Pachikov, Drones, Sunflower Labs


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The robots are coming

May 11, 2016Martha Entwistle

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—The robots are coming, and they represent one of “the biggest game changers” in decades for security integrators, according to PSA Security CEO Bill Bozeman.Sharp Electronics on May 10 announced the launch of Sharp Robotics Business Development. In the works for three years, the current focus for SRBD is developing robots for security. Its initial project is ground-based robots, which are known as UGVs or unmanned ground vehicles.“We believe it will be...

Bill Bozeman, Cliff Quiroga, Drones, Mike Kobelin, PSA Security, PSA-TEC, Robolliance, Security Robotics, Sharp Electronics, SRBD


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Also Noted

New Orleans considers drones

December 11, 2015SSN Staff

NEW ORLEANS—After two recent shooting deaths, both amidst large crowds, the New Orleans police department said it is looking into drones for crowd surveillance. NOPD Cmdr. Jeff Walls commented on the nature of crowds in a Times-Picayune report, a New Orleans news source. “It gives the criminal element the opportunity to do something," he said. “Walls said the use of drones could give NOPD a better vantage point to spot trouble before it happens,” the report read. “Walls...

Drones, Jeff Walls, New Orleans


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Drones have a place in security

November 20, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Drones have applications in physical security, according to 76 percent of respondents to Security Systems News' latest poll. In fact, about half of poll respondents said they are working with drones already.“Drones fill a gap in surveillance for complex environments or where security provisions are [not] available,” wrote Ryan Taylor, principal of Trusys, a security consulting firm.“There is a place for them, but the technology and legislation around their...

AJ Hunter, CannonDesign, Drones, Electronix Systems, Hawaiian Electric Company, Jumbi Edulbehram, Michael Gonzalez, News Poll, Oncam Grandeye, Patrick Mahoney


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