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Siemens’ PACS grants access to interoperability

May 19, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

MUNICH, Germany—As one of the eight Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) partner companies to participate in the Virtual PLAI Experience, Siemens is excited to demonstrate how their SiPass integrated physical access control system (PACS) can safely and reliably share identity data in a multi-PACS environment. “The goal of the Virtual PLAI Experience is to show that PLAI does function as described and to demonstrate how these disparate systems can share the same data, without...

physical access control, Physical Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI), Physical Security Interoperability Alliance, PSIA, Siemens, Virtual PLAI Experience


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Five Questions with Rich Reidy

February 12, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Rich Reidy, acting security segment head, Siemens, recently chatted with Security Systems News about life, the industry and new trends that are impacting and shaping security today.Are you married? Any kids? Pets? Yes, I'm married, coming up on 25 years. I have two daughters, both of them in their early 20s, and, at present, I have two animals — a dog and a cat — but sometime in the relative past, we were a family that had five animals.What's something your coworkers might not know about...

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Arcules and Siemens partner

November 5, 2019SSN Staff

IRVINE, Calif.—Arcules, an innovator of integrated cloud-based video and access control services, announced their partnership with Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) to provide its Integrated Video Surveillance Service to modern enterprises. The collaboration is intended to be global, starting across North America.This partnership demonstrates the increasing importance of cloud-based security solutions, which have recently experienced tremendous growth. By offering the Arcules Service, Siemens...

access control, Arcules, Cloud, cloud based access control, Siemens, Siemens Smart Infrastructure


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General News

News Poll: The future of biometrics

February 17, 2016Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Most respondents to Security Systems News' latest poll said they install biometrics solutions at least occasionally, and some readers raised concerns about the technology's cost, false acceptance rate, and security of biometric data.Biometric solutions have barriers to overcome, according to 45 percent of respondents. “Reliability (consistency) remains a concern and, speaking for what I've seen in my geographic area, there still seems to be a bit of reluctance from users...

biometrics, IBERIABANK, Mike Wilson, News Poll, Rick Zies, Security Systems News, Siemens, Vector Security, Warren Bujol


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Monitoring Matters

PE firm, Siemens exec look to fire detection acquisitions

September 2, 2015Spencer Ives

Private equity firm Huron Capital Partners is working with long-time Siemens executive Terry Heath to build a fire detection platform company. Huron will work through holding company Sciens Building Solutions. Huron defined the ideal acquisition as a Canadian or US fire detection provider to large commercial buildings, generating at least $15 million in revenue. Huron Capital announced this Tuesday, listing “products, inspection and test services, ongoing maintenance and monitoring” as...

Huron Capital Partners, Jim Mahoney, Siemens, Terry Heath


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On The Editor's Desk

Siemens to OEM Milestone's VMS

January 21, 2015Martha Entwistle

Siemens announced this morning that it has entered into a "long-term strategic partnership" with Milestone and will be OEMing Milestone's VMS software for its Siveillance VMS. Siemens said Siveillance includes "software-based security platforms and modules that are used in critical infrastructures and by enterprise customers." It is also working with Milestone on "another application for the video technology ... Desigo CC management platform for building and security technology." The Siveillance...

Milestone, OEM, Siemens, Siveillance, VMS


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Fire Systems Installation

Siemens recalls audible fire alarm bases

September 24, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.— Siemens Building Technologies, based here, is recalling about 9,000 audible fire alarm bases because they can fail to sound an alarm, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Sept. 18.The name of the product is the SBGA-34 Audible Fire Alarm Base, typically used in commercial facilities, not homes, company spokeswoman Allison Britt said in an email interview. It “is part of a professionally installed fire alarm system, not a self-contained product...

fire security, physical security, Siemens, SSN


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Emergency messaging explained

May 13, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—Emergency communication systems (ECS) were developed because a fire alarm alone is not always sufficient to tell building occupants what to do in case of an emergency. But what exactly should an ECS message say? There have been no guidelines for that—until now.The Fire Protection Research Foundation in April announced the release of such guidelines. They are designed to help system designers, building managers and emergency personnel create and disseminate the most effective...

Bosch, Eaton Cooper Notification, ECS, NFPA, physical security, Siemens, SimplexGrinnell, SSN, Tyco, UL


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Also Noted

Siemens showcases enhanced technologies at 2013 NFPA

June 11, 2013SSN Staff

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.—Siemens is highlighting a range of new and enhanced fire and life safety technologies at the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo, being held this week in Chicago. According to a company news release, the overarching theme of Siemens' booth—which features an interactive touch screen for customers to learn more about the products—is encapsulated in a slogan: “From simple to sophisticated buildings, Siemens' technologies make them safe.” “With our portfolio...

Brian O'Mahoney, FireFinder XLS, NFPA, Siemens, SSN


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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

First day at NFPA: SimplexGrinnell and Tyco split; Siemens guarantees no false alarms; and social media ROI

June 13, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

How the Tyco International split this fall will benefit SimplexGrinnell; Siemens' no-false-alarm guarantee; and how to maximize your ROI using social media are among things I learned about at my first day here at the annual NFPA Conference & Expo, being held in Las Vegas this week. I started Tuesday morning at a pre-show reception where SimplexGrinnell president Bob Chauvin talked about Tyco International's pending split into three publicly traded companies Oct. 1. The new companies will be ADT North...

Bob Chauvin, Lauren Backstrom, Michael Hazell, NFPA Conference & Expo, Ron Ouimette, Security Systems News, Siemens, SimplexGrinnell, Tyco International


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