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Siemens, SDS team to boost public safety during active shooter incidents

December 2, 2021SSN Staff

MUNICH, Germany and ROWLEY, Mass.—Siemens, an innovation leader in safe and secure buildings, and Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an company and the security industry’s leading gunshot detection provider, have integrated technologies to improve public safety in the event of an active shooter situation. The integration between the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System and Siveillance Video system (with possible inclusion of Desigo..., Rich Reidy, Shooter Detection Systems, Siemens

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Siemens updates mass notification system

July 12, 2021SSN Staff

MUNICH, Germany—Siemens recently released the next generation of its Desigo Mass Notification System as part of the Building Technologies Division’s overall Intelligent Infrastructure Solution for the market. This multi-layered alerting system can be used in a single building or across a large campus to communicate a series of emergency and non-emergency messages via visual, audio, and digital notifications. Using a combination of message delivery methods that includes visual warnings,...

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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...

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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...

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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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Fire Systems Installation

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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