Author: Jay Bartlett

Genetec Expands Global Presence with New R&D Hubs and Experience Centers to Support Rapid Growth

Genetec announced the opening of several new R&D hubs, Experience Centers, and the expansion of several offices around the world. Underscoring its commitment to innovation, Genetec is expanding its global footprint with the establishment and expansion of new research and development hubs in strategic locations worldwide.

IMRON Enhances UnityIS Compatibility with AXIS A1210 and A1610 Network Door Controllers

IMRON to announce a significant expansion in compatibility for its leading product, UnityIS. Now, UnityIS® seamlessly integrates with the AXIS A1210 single-door controller and the AXIS A1610 dual-door controller, offering enhanced flexibility and functionality to users. The AXIS A1210 and A1610 Network Door Controllers offer versatile power options, supporting both PoE+ and DC power.

Morse Watchmans K-12 School Key Control Solutions Improve Operations and Emergency Response Time

Morse Watchmans has a full lineup of key control solutions with unmatched expertise and robust technology that is bolstering security at K-12 schools nationwide, improving security operations, reducing costs, and facilitating better response times after an incident. Highlights include innovations like the Morse Watchmans’ Emergency Key Grab (EKG) Kit, which provides first responders with secure, fast access to keys in the event of a facility lockdown.

FAA Reauthorization Act Extends ASSURE UAS Program and Establishes ASSUREd Safe

The FAA Reauthorization Act 2024, signed by President Biden last week, marks a significant milestone in the advancement of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology and safety. Among its provisions, the extension of the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), FAA’s Center of Excellence for UAS programs, stands out as a crucial initiative driving innovation and collaboration in the UAS industry.

Teledyne FLIR Expands its AI-Enabled Neutrino Ground ISR Series

Teledyne FLIR announced the next mid-wave infrared (MWIR) Neutrino Ground ISR imaging module. The new ITAR-free Neutrino SX8-ISR 35-700 model with 1280×1024 resolution combines Teledyne FLIR’s world-class MWIR camera module and continuous zoom (CZ) lens for integrators developing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems.

Acre Adopts acre Intrusion Branding to Boost Clarity and Cohesion in Product Lineup

acre security announced an initiative as part of its ongoing effort to unify and simplify its product offerings. The rebranding of the SPC intruder detection system to acre Intrusion marks a strategic alignment within the company’s streamlined branding framework. This approach also includes the acre Access Control and acre Visitor Management solutions, bringing a cohesive identity to the entire portfolio.

New Corbin Russwin ML2000 Series Mortise Lock Now Available with Motorized Electric Latch Retraction (MELR)

Corbin Russwin, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand, introduces the newest function for our ML2000 Series mortise lock – Motorized Electric Latch Retraction (MELR). Engineered for demanding commercial, institutional, and industrial applications, these new locks set new benchmarks in security by ensuring compliance, reliability and the enduring style and security you’ve come to expect from Corbin Russwin door hardware solutions.

SARGENT Debuts New 8200 Series Mortise Lock now with Motorized Electric Latch Retraction (56-)

SARGENT, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand, announces the addition of the new 8200 Series Motorized Electric Latch Retraction (56-) mortise locks to its offering of door hardware solutions. Purpose-built for demanding environments such as schools, hospitals, universities, and other venues where security is paramount, the 8200 Series MELR mortise locks are engineered to the highest industry standards to ensure compliance with durability and reliability that stands the test of time.

Magnasphere Complete National Safe Skies Alliance nine-month security Equipment Performance Evaluation

Magnasphere Corp., a Wisconsin based manufacturing company, has announced that its Magnasphere Anti Cut/Climb System (MACS) fence intrusion detection system and their MSK Radar motion sensor have completed a nine-month evaluation by the National Safe Skies Alliance at their outdoor security equipment test facility.

Johnson Controls Launches Facility Explorer FX90 Supervisory Controller

Johnson Controls launches the Facility Explorer FX90 Supervisory Controller, packed with unique, advanced features to make building automation easier, smarter and more cost efficient. The FX90 represents the next generation of Facility Explorer supervisory controllers designed to streamline and automate workflows to increase building automation performance with minimal maintenance.

TDSi Introduces Software Migration Programme for EXgarde Software Platform to Latest GARDiS Software

Integrated Access Control and Security manufacturer TDSi announces the introduction of a new software migration programme from its venerable EXgarde platform to the latest version of its powerful and flexible GARDiS browser-based platform. The software migration programme supports the ‘End of Life’ classification for its EXgarde Software Platform from 1st May 2024 and ensures all its customers have access to the latest TDSi Access Control Software.

Interface Systems Launches AI-Powered Voice-Down Solution with Integrated Remote Intervention

Interface Systems announced the launch of an enhanced intelligent voice-down system. This updated solution now seamlessly integrates with Interface Systems’ Interactive Security Operations Center (iSOC), allowing for immediate intervention by remote specialists to augment AI-powered automated deterrents. As quick-service restaurants (QSRs) and retail establishments continue to battle loitering, vandalism, and burglaries, they are looking for effective solutions to automatically detect and discourage loitering and other suspicious activity.

New NAPCO StarLink Fire Max2 – UL-Listed Dual Sim/Dual Path Universal Commercial Fire Alarm Communicator

Amityville has recently launched its next-gen StarLink Fire Max 2 5G Dual Sim Fire Alarm Communicator, an innovative UL Listed, NFPA 72 compliant dual sim/dual path model that comes with a host of labor-saving features, and a new low equipment cost & monthly rate with instant rebate (nothing to mail in).

The ideal UL 864 Listed solution for maximizing your commercial fire business’ RMR while minimizing accounts’ operational expenses with no hidden extra costs, it is a fast, reliable 5G communications replacement for any 12/24V FACP’s costly pair of dedicated POTs lines. StarLink Fire Max 2 is a dual SIM communicator, supporting both Verizon and AT&T networks, and auto-selecting the best one, shown via a blue or red indicator inside.

Armstrongs, A Becklar Company, Debuts State-of-the-Art Critical Event Monitoring and Data Center in Quebec

Armstrongs announce the grand opening of a state-of-the-art critical event monitoring and data centre in Laval, Quebec. The centre will provide dedicated video monitoring and remote guarding, as well as traditional security, fire and medical alert services. Armstrongs has been providing exceptional wholesale, ULC-listed alarm monitoring services to independent security dealers across Canada since 1989, and this new centre represents a significant investment to expand services further. 

Building Safety Month Gives a Glimpse into the World of Building Safety Professionals

The International Code Council’s 44th annual Building Safety Month campaign continues into its third week insight into the roles and responsibilities of building safety professionals. These professionals enforce code compliance to empower and educate partners to embrace and integrate safety standards in their work and perform safety checks that protect your home from emergencies before fire, flood or disaster strike. They also help keep the existing buildings safe by conducting inspections and adopting the latest building codes.

VIVOTEK Introduces AI Entry-tier 9383-Series Network Camera for All-Around AI Solution

VIVOTEK announces its AI entry-tier 9383-Series network camera, which allows users to utilize AI video analytics services at affordable costs, easily recognize attributes of people and cars, and enhance operation and management efficiencies. Moreover, the camera seamlessly integrates with Core+ AI Network Video Recorder (Core+ AI NVR), or the VAST Security Station (VSS) system.

Axis Communications Enhances Presence in Texas with New Dallas Experience Center

Axis Communications celebrated the grand opening of its latest Axis Experience Center (AEC) in Frisco, Texas on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. The new Dallas-area facility replaces the original Irving AEC location with a larger, state-of-the-art facility built to accommodate the need for a greater Axis presence in North Texas, and to better serve customers as the Axis product portfolio expands and its partner ecosystem grows. The space also offers additional meeting space, with plans to expand staffing in the future.

Liberty Defense Announces Award of HEXWAVE to Latin America

Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd., to announce that its HEXWAVE™ system has been purchased by a Juvenile Correctional Facility in Santiago, Chile, with deployment scheduled for this summer. The system was purchased by Setronix Chile S.A., a leading security company with over 30 years of experience deploying and maintaining cutting-edge technology solutions for security applications throughout Chile.

Quanergy Ushers in New Era of 3D LiDAR Solutions to Achieve Projected 300% YoY Growth

Quanergy Solutions continues to gain momentum since reformulating its business operations to focus exclusively on physical security and business intelligence applications. Quanergy’s groundbreaking 3D LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) solutions provide users with real-time data to detect potential threats and abnormalities for immediate remediation with unparalleled levels of precision and range in virtually any environment or operating conditions.

ISC West 24 Reveals Pain Points of Video Surveillance Retention and How LTO Data Tape with Cozaint’s Marcia is Part of the Solution

The International Security Conference held its annual west coast trade show in Las Vegas on April 10 -12. ISC West is the premier showcase for the latest innovations and solutions spanning a broad range of security technologies for security professionals, system integrators, manufacturers and consultants. This year’s expo featured some 700 exhibitors and more than 35,000 eager attendees who crowded the aisles and booths and created long lines everywhere. In a nutshell, the show was red-hot with lots of cool stuff to see and learn about.