Corporate News

Comcast Business Developing Video Surveillance, Storage Product

Count this one among the no-brainers for Comcast: the cable giant is preparing a new offering called Comcast Business SmartOffice, which bundles IP-cameras for video surveillance with a cloud storage service and professional installation. It’s a simple package that appears to be targeted at small-to-midsized businesses needing basic video security. Users can view live and recorded video on a web-based platform or through mobile apps. Pricing is listed as starting at $140 per month for a package that includes four cameras and 30 days of cloud storage.

Daniel Elvin And Abhishek Kumar New Regional Directors For Oncam In India/APAC Markets

Oncam, the leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announced the promotion of sales leaders Daniel Elvin and Abhishek Kumar to Regional Directors in the APAC and South Asia regions, respectively. The move is in response to the overwhelming growth of the security and business intelligence markets in these dynamic regions, and increasing demand from target customers in both the private and public sectors. In these roles, Elvin and Kumar are tasked with developing and implementing strategic sales and business development plans to increase market share that supports the overall corporate strategy in 2017

Schneider Electric Study Highlights Cross-Industry Trend To Move Security Applications To The Cloud

According to a new study commissioned by Schneider Electric, companies across industries are increasingly leveraging the cloud for security applications, with 42 percent of respondents indicating they currently run security applications in the cloud and almost half (45 percent) stating they are likely or extremely likely to transition security operations to the cloud in the future. Organizations utilize the cloud for existing applications including data storage, human resources, email, and security are eager to continue adopting it for security operations.

Alarm.com Announces ObjectVideo Acquisition

Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM), the leading platform for the connected home and business, today announced the acquisition of substantially all of ObjectVideo, Inc’s. business, including the company’s products, technology portfolio and personnel. ObjectVideo is a pioneer in the fields of video analytics and computer vision, with technology that extracts meaning and intelligence from video streams in real-time to enable object tracking, pattern recognition and activity identification. The business, now called ObjectVideo Labs, will accelerate Alarm.com’s research and development of video services and video analytics applications, and will continue to provide advanced research and engineering services for federal government customers.

John Steele of Johnson Controls Is SIA’s 2016 SIA Committee Chair Of The Year

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected John Steele, Senior Director of Government Relations, Johnson Controls, as 2016 SIA Committee Chair of the Year for his work with the SIA Government Relations State and Local Policy Working Group. With this award, SIA honors Steele for his work in advocacy on behalf of the security industry in dialogs with state and local governments. SIA Chairman Denis Hebert will present the 2016 Committee Chair of the Year Award to Steele at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, scheduled to occur on Tuesday, April 4, 2016, during ISC West.

Advances Propel Storage Technology To New Markets

LTO storage technology expanded its reach in 2016 effectively addressing many data intensive markets including cloud, entertainment, video surveillance, hyperscale data centers, High Performance Computing (HPC), and the Internet along with large-scale data intensive applications such as big data, backup, recovery, long-term archive, disaster recovery, and government compliance while positioning for the unknown appetite of the IoT. The LTO tape industry has been fueled by a decade of strong technological development and continues to play a major role for its traditional backup and disaster recovery services in addition to effectively addressing many new large-scale storage requirements. Demand for LTO tape is being fueled by unrelenting data growth, significant technological advancements, LTO tape’s highly favorable economics, low energy requirements, and the growing regulatory and business requirements to maintain “access to data forever.” Steady improvements have made LTO tape technology the most reliable storage medium available, now surpassing the reliability of HDDs by three orders of magnitude. Disk technology has been advancing, but LTO tape’s progress over the last ten years has been even greater.

Mark D. Steele, Former NeoStrata CEO, New SightLogix Board Director

SightLogix, Inc., the technology leader for smart thermal cameras that protect outdoor areas, announces that Mark D. Steele has joined the Company’s Board of Directors. Steele joins a distinguished Board of industry leaders in their pursuit to deliver a new level of accurate outdoor security to protect critical assets and commercial businesses around the world. Steele is a 30-year veteran of the consumer products and management consulting industries.

Richard Brent To Chair New SIA International Relations Committee

The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced its establishment of the SIA International Relations Committee, chaired by Richard Brent, CEO, Louroe Electronics. The announcement of SIA’s International Relations Committee was announced from Mexico City in conjunction with the opening day of Expo Seguridad, the largest security exhibition in Mexico, and in partnership with ISC Events. A primary goal of the committee is to collaborate with global security trade associations in efforts which align with the SIA membership’s strategic goals.

Ken Mills Of Dell EMC Recognized With 2016 SIA Chairman’s Award

The Security Industry Association (SIA) salutes Ken Mills, General Manager, Surveillance and Security, Dell EMC, with the 2016 SIA Chairman’s Award for his leading work on cybersecurity initiatives in the security industry. With his service on the SIA Board of Directors and the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board, Mills has been a highly visible proponent of cybersecurity measures for physical security devices on networks as well as the rapidly developing Internet of Things. SIA Chairman Denis Hebert will present the SIA Chairman’s Award to Mr. Mills at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, scheduled to occur on Tuesday, April 4, 2016, during ISC West.

Community Security Service Launches App To Counter Threats To Jewish Community

In the face of growing reports of threats on Jewish people and institutions nationwide, the Community Security Service (CSS) is launching a new app called the Jewish Security Application (JSA). JSA empowers individuals to report suspicious activity and document anti-Semitic incidents quickly and accurately from their smartphones. JSA also provides a panic button to alert local authorities to immediate threats.