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Axis acquires video analytics provider Cognimatics

June 7, 2016Martha Entwistle

STOCKHOLM—Several days after purchasing an audio company, network video giant Axis Communications on June 3 acquired Cognimatics, a video analytic provider that specializes in retail applications.Based in Lund, Sweden, Cognimatics was founded in 2003 and has 12 employees, two of whom are based in the U.S.In an email interview with Security Systems News, Axis VP Americas Fredrik Nilsson described Cognimatics as a “leading company of store-optimizing solutions targeting the retail sector.”The...

2N, Axis Communications, Citilog, Cognimatics, IP video, retail, video analytics

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Managed services: In-house or out?

October 28, 2013Leif Kothe

YARMOUTH, Maine—In the eyes of many in the industry, bringing managed services expertise in-house offers a way to gain a competitive edge and keep pace with the convergence of IT and security. Some recent acquisitions, such as Vector Security's August acquisition of IRG, or Skyhawk's purchase of Big Networks, reflect the expansion of this philosophy.Our readers tend to see value in the approach as well. In SSN's November News Poll, 55 percent indicated that bringing managed services know-how...

Big Networks, IP video, irg, IT infrastructure, managed services, physical security, SAFEPORT Security and Surveillance, Skyhawk Group, SSN, Vector Security

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Pelco offers eight new IP video accessories

September 23, 2013SSN Staff

CLOVIS, Calif.—Pelco by Schneider Electric is offering eight new IP video accessory products designed to help customers find solutions for all environments and applications, the company announced Sept. 18. “Pelco by Schneider Electric continues to expand its IP camera offerings and deliver on our promise to be an IP-driven, customer-focused company with these new video accessories, part of many new IP solutions to be released this year,” said Herve Fages, senior vice president,...

Herve Fages, IP video, Pelco by Schneider Electric

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BRS Labs announces summer seminar series

June 19, 2013SSN Staff

HOUSTON—Behavioral Recognition Systems Labs, a developer of security solutions software and artificial intelligence, has announced its 2013 IP Video Surveillance Academy summer seminar series. Presented in conjunction with IPVSA, a best-practices organization for video surveillance practitioners, the seminars are designed for security professionals seeking to integrate intelligent surveillance into large-scale safety and security technology deployments, BRS said in a news release. The seminars...

behavioral recognition, BRS Labs, IP video, IP Video Surveillance Academy, physical security, SSN, video surveillance

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Genetec launches cloud-based video surveillance powered by Windows

June 17, 2013SSN Staff

MONTREAL—Genetec, a provider of IP security solutions, has announced the availability of Stratocast, a video surveillance system powered by Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud-computing platform. After a five-month beta program at more than 40 customer test sites, including several small businesses and security systems integrators, the solution is now available in North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. The solution features packages starting at less than $10 a month per camera....

cloud-based computing, Genetec, IP video, Microsoft Azure, physical security, security integrators, SSN, video surveillance, VMS

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NAV revenue up 10 percent in 2012

April 9, 2013SSN Staff

BRICK, N.J.—North American Video, an integrator based here, reported a 10 percent revenue increase in 2012, a result of its resurgent gaming business and growth in some new verticals.The company expects the trends to continue and to be led by gaming, a market that struggled periodically during the recession.“Continued growth in our core gaming business is being driven by a combination of our expanded offerings and new jurisdictions as states approve or expand gaming to raise tax revenues,”...

access control, IP video, Jason Oakley, Laurie Smock-Jackson, North American Video, Valley Forge Casino Resort

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Mobotix adds Building Technologies as distributor

April 5, 2013SSN Staff

NEW YORK—Building Technologies, an Edmonton, Alberta-based security provider, has joined the Mobotix Global Partner Network as an authorized distributor, according to a statement from the network-based surveillance systems company. “We are pleased to be an authorized distributor for the Mobotix product line in Canada and will work closely with area integrators and installers to understand their projects' requirements to help build a customized Mobotix solution,” Christian Findt,...

Building Technologies, IP video, Mobotix

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Security for art's sake

April 3, 2013Leif Kothe

NORWOOD, Mass.—Installing a high-tech security system in a museum styled like a Venetian palace presents some unusual challenges for integrators. In the process of installing such a system in Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, CGL Electronic Security, based here, had to make considerations both technical and aesthetic.“As you can imagine, the most difficult part of this was aesthetic, and maintaining the architectural integrity of the building,” said Mike McGuirk, sales manager...

access control, CGL Electronic Security, IP video, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Rembrandt, Vermeer

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Red Hawk joins Samsung Techwin's IP partners program

March 7, 2013SSN Staff

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Red Hawk Fire & Security, an integrator based here, has joined Samsung Techwin's Certified IP Partners Program, and will add Samsung's line of IP video, analog and hybrid systems to its technology portfolio, according to a company statement. “Red Hawk's team of industry experts delivers integration services, customer focus, and a high level of technical expertise that will ensure effective integration of Samsung's products into seamless, high performance solutions,”...

Ardy Azhir, Frank De Fina, IP video, Red Hawk Fire & Security, Samsung Techwin

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Hospital deploys DVTEL's IP video system

March 5, 2013SSN Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, based here, has deployed DVTEL's IP video surveillance system throughout its facility, according to a company statement. The system leverages high-definition Quasar cameras and Latitude VMS to secure high-risk areas. The hospital employs more than 100 security officers, and has a 415-camera video surveillance system. “We wanted to transition to IP,” Dan Arnett, assistant director of security and transportation, said in the...

Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Dan Arnett, DVTel, IP video, Latitude VMS, Quasar cameras, VMS

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