Vanderbilt announced the release of SPC Connect 2.6. SPC Connect is a hosted cloud-based solution designed for installers to monitor, manage, and maintain SPC panels remotely from any location. The latest features revolve around creating an ecosystem for installers and system users that will allow them to work together better. The feature is highly refined, with installers having the choice of which system users receive the message, such as panel managers.
Sonitrol announced the completion of the latest version of our mySonitrol customer website, and it is scheduled to go live in early May. Currently, the website is in beta testing with key Sonitrol end user customers. The new, fully-rewritten user interface was accomplished using responsive design, which changes the behavior of the site depending on the resolution of the device accessing the page. This responsive design gives users an experience consistent with modern web browsing standards and it scales dynamically from device to device.
Boon Edam announced the launch of security entrance instructional videos designed to deliver instant access to installation procedures for service technicians in the Americas. Any registered technician working on a Boon Edam security entrance with internet access can watch these videos within a few clicks, ensuring a smoother installation and improving overall customer service. To obtain access to the videos, technicians affiliated with Boon Edam distributors or projects are encouraged to contact Boon Edam Inc. in advance to obtain their credentials and a link to the videos.
Medeco Security Locks, a division of ASSA ABLOY N.A., has announced that “intelligent” installation instructions for many of its cylinder and deadbolt products are now available on the BILT mobile app. The fully-interactive, voice narrated step-by-step guides simplify installation and shorten the time it takes to accomplish the job.
Vicon Industries, Inc. attributes its dedicated A&E Support Tools as a key component in supporting Coffman Engineering Inc. in its security technology design for the City of Spokane Valley City Hall. The light-filled 65,712 square foot facility stands three stories, with a full underground basement, and was designed to accommodate the community’s anticipated needs for the next 50-100 years with minimal expansion.
Moscow continues to bring video surveillance security to the next level, through a partnership that brings artificial intelligence technology in ways that will make facial recognition more accurate and more intuitive. Moscow’s Department of Information Technologies has recently finished deploying a city-wide, 160,000-camera video surveillance system that integrates facial recognition technology from NtechLab. Yet only a portion of those is currently active, due to the cost of implementing the technology.
Surveon Technology is pleased to announce that one of Malaysia’s leading healthcare services provider has deployed Surveon’s solutions as their partner for security application. With Surveon’s end-to-end surveillance solutions, including 32 cameras with three different form factors, two professional NVRs with RAID protection for 30-days of recording, and Surveon Enterprise VMS (CMS) with video analytics for active alarm, the offices, warehouse, cold storage, and the perimeter of factory are under solid surveillance protection to ensure safety and the services can be delivered with the best quality.
Siklu announced that its MultiHaul™ auto-aligned radios, were selected by the City of Wichita to provide the wireless connectivity for 72 fixed bullet, dome and PTZ cameras from Axis Communication which make up the surveillance network deployed in the city’s Old Town district.
Boon Edam announced that the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has recently completed a major renovation project featuring a new South entrance with a Boon Edam manually revolving door called the BoonAssist TQ. A major expansion designed by Frank Gehry in 2008 with lead support from the family of Ken Thomson makes the AGO a highly-photographed architectural landmark. The AGO has been undergoing improvements and renovations for a number of years and the most recent project was an ambitious one. In a joint effort with the City of Toronto and the local community, the AGO worked to revitalize Grange Park, a 4.5 acre green space located behind the Gallery.
Amazon recently announced Amazon Key, a new service allowing for delivery when homeowners aren’t home by giving drivers a special digital key. With the help of a compatible smart lock and security camera, delivery drivers will be able to unlock the front door and deliver the package inside, all while the customers watches from their smartphone.