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Virtual roundtable: Monitoring in the cloud

September 7, 2016Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—In the past few years, several providers have introduced monitoring center software that will enable central station infrastructure to sit in the cloud. Proponents of this software say it can reduce the cost of entry for new monitoring stations to start up, bring new capabilities to existing monitoring stations and make it easier for end users to set up proprietary monitoring stations.Security Systems News invited three central station software providers—Rod Coles, CEO,...

Bold Technologies, Cliff Dice, Cloud, dice, IBS, Jens Kolind, Rod Coles

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IBS improves its personal safety app

January 27, 2016Spencer Ives

DALLAS—IBS, a central station-focused software company, has made improvements to its Safe and Secure offering, a panic button app designed to give monitoring centers an entrée into the personal protection space and more RMR.“It's a nice addition to our existing customers that allows them to … enter into a market very, very simply,” Jens Kolind, vice president for IBS, told Security Systems News. US Monitoring started using the app in June 2015 and discussed its advantages with...

IBS, Jens Kolind, Safe and Secure

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Monitoring Matters

New tech, like the cloud, coming to central stations

July 15, 2015Spencer Ives

Even a few weeks past it, I'm still thinking about ESX and what resonated with me about some of the panels. One in particular, “Central Station Technology—The Latest and Greatest,”�has kept me thinking. Panelists included Jay Hauhn, CSAA's executive director, Jens Kolind, VP of external partnerships for IBS, and Chris Larcinese, cloud-based services market manager in the Americas for Bosch Security Systems. Joe Miskulin, proprietary central station manager for State...

2015, Bosch, Chris Larcinese, cloud adoption, Electronic Security Expo (ESX), IBS, Jay Hauhn, Jens Kolind, Joe Miskulin, State Farm, The Monitoring Association (TMA)

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General News

News Poll: Cloud is security's future

April 13, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Cloud offerings are proliferating in the security industry. Recently, Dice and IBS launched cloud-hosted monitoring and 3xLOGIC acquired cloud-based access control provider Infinias. In the latest News Poll, Security Systems News asked readers whether cloud is here to stay. Just over half of respondents—52 percent—said yes.“Cloud is clearly inevitable and the integrators that are experimenting with it now will be the victors,” said one respondent.It may...

3xLogic, B.C. Electronics, Brad Zellers, Bruce Cree, BSN Security, Cloud, dice, IBS, Infinias, News Poll

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UL certifies first cloud-based automation platform, SBN Cloud

January 28, 2015Spencer Ives

DALLAS—Innovative Business Software, a provider of central station software, says its SBN Cloud could reduce the amount of infrastructure needed for a UL-listed central station, cutting costs of building a new monitoring center by up to 75 percent.SBN Cloud became UL- listed on Jan. 15. This is the first cloud-based monitoring software certification of its kind, said UL engineering manager Steve Schmit.“By putting automation and receivers in the cloud [a central station could consist...

Andrew Conrad, Bay Alarm, IBS, Innovative Business Software, Jens Kolind, SBN Cloud, Steve Schmit, UL

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