Protect Your Customers And Your Business Will Grow: Robert McIntyre

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When you get a positive surge out of what you are doing and the business you are in, challenges can be much easier to deal with. Looking back over the years of the dot com boom, the convergence of analog and IP, and the sexiness of video analytics, sometimes businesses based on the basics can grow into something very special as well. We recently caught up with Rich Mitchell, Technical Sales Director at power surge protection equipment company DITEK and chatted about their company’s growth over the past 30 years. Mitchell has been with DITEK for 28 of those years and has seen the company become a very strong player in power protection.

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Kenneth Minard New ISONAS East Coast Regional Sales Manager

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ISONAS Inc., a leading Pure IP™ access control system manufacturer, announced that the company has appointed Kenneth Minard as the new Regional Sales Manager on the east coast. Mr. Minard will be responsible for growing sales on the east coast in states east of the Mississippi River and work closely with ISONAS partners and customers. ISONAS has built long-term relationships with a team of certified integrators, distributors, and manufacturer rep firms that Mr. Minard will be partnering with and working to expand those relationships to new heights along with their business.

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Pelco Launches VideoXpert Professional VMS For SMB Applications

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Following up on it’s two-year old VideoXpert VMS, Pelco by Schneider Electric is launching its professional Video Management System (VMS) for small and medium business applications with the introduction of VideoXpert™ Professional. VideoXpert Professional provides a video management system platform that seamlessly bridges the gap between mid-market and enterprise platforms by providing a superior user interface and robust feature set that customers demand. Ideal for small to mid-size installations up to 100 cameras, VideoXpert Professional installation is seamless and simple. Uniquely designed with IT friendly windows and menus, users enjoy a familiar experience when using VideoXpert Professional.

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NYC Bill Would Force NYPD To Tell Details Of Surveillance Tools

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Legislation debated Wednesday before the New York City Council would force the NYPD to disclose some details about surveillance technology such as cellphone-tower replicators, X-ray vans, and license-plate readers. The NYPD also would need to adopt what lawmakers say are privacy disclosures similar to those of the Department of Homeland Security and other municipalities. Under the POST Act —short for Public Oversight of Police Technology— the NYPD would need to publicly disclose each item’s current and future “impact and use policies,” seek public feedback, and explain whether court permission is needed for deployment.

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SALTO Completes Acquisition Of Clay And Invests In Poly-Control/Danalock

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Salto Systems S.L., announces the acquisition of the remainder shares in Clay, to become sole owner of the company and the purchase of a significant equity share in Poly-Control, the manufacturer of Danalock. With these important steps, Salto Systems, market leader in electronic locking, executes on its strategy by strengthening its leading position in both Cloud technology and Mobile Access, as well as Electronic Locks for the Residential market.

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DITEK Features Total Surge Solution Lineup At NFPA

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DITEK, a leading provider of surge protection solutions, is showcased its portfolio of Total Surge Solution (TSS) products at the 2017 NFPA Conference and Expo. Designed for complete addressable fire panel protection for AC, signaling, and notification circuits, the TSS lineup is compatible with all major alarm systems. Included in the TSS lineup are nine system-specific models, including 120V AC models with dry contacts so the device can be remotely monitored versus simply visually monitoring an LED.

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Morse Watchmans Demonstrates Soon To Be Available AssetWatcher At IFSEC 2017

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Among the full line of industry-leading key and asset control products and technologies, Morse Watchmans will be demonstrating its soon-to-be available AssetWatcher solution at IFSEC (stand: F1650). Using RFID technology to track assets placed in or removed from lockers, AssetWatcher is ideal for use in schools, universities, casinos, hospitals and other high-security applications. AssetWatcher’s RFID technology uses non-contact wireless radio links to recognize tagged assets.

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OnSSI’s New Ocularis v5.4 Release Sets High Standards

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OnSSI announces the release of Ocularis version 5.4, the latest version to the company’s industry leading Video Management Software (VMS) solution. This newest release further expands Ocularis’ ability to provide end users with a comprehensive yet easy-to-use video management platform that accommodates the latest industry trends and expands on-the-go coverage. New to Ocularis 5.4 is support for H.265 compression for exceptional image quality with less data, and a reduction of video bandwidth usage and storage requirements. Additional features include installation improvements including increased SQL server flexibility; new view layouts in Ocularis Client; and expanded Ocularis 5 Web and Mobile features including M2O™™ (Mobile-to-Ocularis) technology, alert handling, triggers, AVI exporting and Ocularis toast notifications.

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SIA Establishes SecurityPAC To Bolster Advocacy Efforts

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SIA formed SecurityPAC to bolster its advocacy efforts to fully engage within U.S. political process on matters affecting the security industry. The PAC will raise funds solely from SIA members to support candidates for federal office who champion issues important to the industry. And SecurityPAC will support matters pertaining but not limited to issues such as homeland security, cybersecurity, federal procurement and critical infrastructure protection.

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Remote Monitoring With Vanderbilt’s Cloud-Based Solutions

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Cloud technology has resulted in a society that is always connected. For the security industry, this means it is now possible to remotely monitor many locations from hundreds of miles away. This is an area where Vanderbilt solutions carry particular depth. A browser and an internet connection are all that’s required to access Vanderbilt’s flagship cloud products, ACT365 and SPC Connect. ACT365 is an integrated access control and video management solution while SPC Connect is one of the strongest intrusion detection solutions on the market. Remote monitoring is a backbone feature of these solutions.

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