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Access control in the cloud

November 15, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—On the residential side of security, the idea of using your phone to disarm your alarm, open your door or just check on things remotely has not only become expected today but demanded, as both manufacturers and dealers have embraced this new wireless world we are all living in. But on the commercial side of the business, especially within access control, that same kind of convenience, ease of use and access to resources and data at your fingertips is not quite there yet, although...

Brivo, Denis Hébert, Feenics, HID Global, Hilding Arrehed, Isonas, Melissa Stenger, president, Ralph Shillington, Steve Van Till


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Guest Commentary: Cloud computing tackles emerging cyber threats

August 30, 2017Paul DiPeso

OTTAWA—Cyber threats and ransomware attacks are no match for cloud computing design-built from the ground up for information technology security.In physical security, particularly access control, the history of hacking formerly focused solely on stopping unauthorized users from duplicating or cloning information housed on cards and other devices. Now, it's all about stopping criminals from gaining access to or attacking a customer's network and its data through vulnerabilities in their physical...

Cloud, Feenics, guest commentary, Paul DiPeso


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Feenics expands headquarters

October 18, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

OTTAWA, Ontario—Feenics, a company that provides on premise and cloud-hosted integrated access control and security management solutions, recently doubled its headquarters' footprint here to accommodate growth, including the additions of Denis Hébert, president and equity partner, and Fadi Hajjar, Canadian sales director, as well as additional engineers and software developers."The revenue growth has really been the driving factor, which has brought on the need for faster deployment of feature...

Denis Hébert, Feenics, Paul DiPeso


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Denis Hébert named president of Feenics

August 3, 2016Martha Entwistle

OTTAWA—Denis Hébert, current chairman of the board of SIA, and the former CEO of HID Global, today was named president of Feenics, a cloud-based access control manufacturer.“Feenics takes a cloud-based approach to access control. I believe that's where the future lies,” Hébert told Security Systems News.“The cloud model is the ideal approach,” he said. Hébert said that Feenics “has a number of different characteristics that make it a much more attractive model.”For...

Denis Hébert, Feenics, HID Global, Paul DiPeso


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SSN readers look online for news

January 20, 2016Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—News happens daily in the security industry, and most of Security Systems News' readers stay current through online sources and what's sent out through email, according to SSN's latest News Poll.When it comes to news, “[The] preference is on relevance—what will help the company be better positioned for business growth now and in the immediate future and what solutions will best fit our customers and their long-term strategy,” John Wilkinson, general manager...

Anixter, Brian Matthews, Brinton Electric Security Services, Feenics, Jason Brinton, John Carmichael, John Wilkinson, News Poll, RFI Communications and Security Systems, Security Systems News


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With managed services and the cloud: The integrator needs to be focused on the ground

September 23, 2015Sam Shalaby

Software as a Service (SaaS) is becoming an increasingly prevalent delivery model, as technologies that support these services mature. Yet, getting security system integrators to adopt this business model has proven to be challenging.As a rule, the security industry has been very slow to adapt to new technology and thus, integrators have been inclined to follow and never lead. New technology creates new responsibilities and these responsibilities may seem to outweigh the benefits. However, I believe...

Cloud, Feenics, SaaS, Sam Shalaby


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Commercial

Strategic Security likes the simplicity of cloud

September 2, 2015Martha Entwistle

RALEIGH, N.C.—As Strategic Security managing partner Jay Slaughterbeck makes plans to grow his business and expand geographically, he's undertaken an initiative to expand his cloud services.“I personally would like to see everything in the cloud for the sake of RMR,” Slaughterbeck said. “[With cloud you're] able to offload that hardware and operating system maintenance and it makes life simpler for everyone.”Slaughterbeck said he's a newer convert to cloud. “I...

BluB0x, Brivo, cloud-based security systems, Feenics, Jay Slaughterbeck, Strategic Security


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SSN News Poll: PSIM definitions matter

July 21, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Definitions matter when talking about PSIMs, said 48 percent of Security Systems News' readers in the latest News Poll—it's difficult to sell what isn't understood, they said.A majority—60 percent—said a physical security information management system [PSIM] needs to be vendor agnostic and bring together disparate systems.“PSIM is a very unique and exact term in my opinion. It is a vendor that produces a 'manger of managers' type of platform,” said...

Anixter, BCQ Integration Services, Brian Henry, Brian Matthews, Feenics, Hank Goldberg, John Carmichael, Mark J. Young, PSIM, Secure Global Solutions


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Feenics 'built by a VAR for VARs'

July 18, 2014Martha Entwistle

OTTAWA—Feenics, a new cloud-based access control platform launched earlier this year, has named Paul DiPeso as VP and GM, and is attracting the attention of some integrators who are demoing or getting ready to install Keep, which is Feenics' first product.DiPeso is an industry veteran who was with Lenel before starting with Feenics in January.The name Feenics is derived from the fact that it's a fee-based (managed) service and “it's also a play on the [phoenix], a rebirth of access control,”...

Anthony Shalaby, Dave Charles, Feenics, Keep, Koorsen Security, Paul DiPeso, Ralph Shillington, Sam Shalaby, Shannon Martindale, Skip Sampson


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Feenics: Led by industry vet, attracting integrators' attention

June 18, 2014Martha Entwistle

Have you heard of Feenics? It's a new cloud-based access control platform that's being run by an industry vet and that attracted the attention of some integrators who are demoing, or getting ready to install “Keep” which is Feenics' first product. Paul DiPeso, who was most recently with Lenel, is running the show for Feenics as VP and GM, and this week he's at the Feenics' office in Ottawa conducting a “voice of the customer” meeting with some integrators, including Alpha...

cloud based access control, Feenics, FST, Keep, Koorsen, managed access, Paul DiPeso, Sam Shalaby, security systems integrator, Shannon Martindale


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