Milestone Systems has released XProtect 2018 R1. Milestone is responding to the market’s rising demands for cost-effective video business solutions with this first VMS update this year. In this release, Milestone pioneers the use of multiple NVIDIA graphics cards on top of Intel GPU acceleration (Graphics Processing Unit) to achieve ultra-high performance. The XProtect Smart Client 2018 R1 and Smart Wall now support hardware acceleration, where system performance can be boosted just by adding a supported graphics card to take over the heavy lifting in decoding video, leaving room for the system to handle other tasks.
Milestone Systems announced a new global program for hardware partners in the Milestone community. This unique open program enables hardware manufacturers to ship their servers, clients and storage solutions powered by Milestone XProtect software. The Milestone Channel Partners and customers will benefit from tested and validated hardware configurations from leading hardware manufacturers.
Keri Systems, in conjunction with industry partners Allegion and Comelit, announced a series of traveling road shows, aimed at using their integrated platforms to educate the access control industry and property managers. During these shows, each manufacturer will speak to attendees for about 10 minutes each hour, explaining the features and benefits of their respective products. There will also be a continual exhibit of the unified platform, consisting of access control, wireless locks, and intercom on a single interface.
Milestone Americas aims to support growth of the open platform community with new hires and promotions. Recent months have brought the continued hiring of new resources and developments inside the organization with numerous positions for well-deserved internal upward movement.
We are fortunate to have Darren Giacomini join Security.World as a monthly columnist to share his insights and knowledge on physical security networks and what it takes to deliver the most capable video surveillance network infrastructure. We asked Darren to share with us his background and expertise as a networking system matter expert. We hope you learn as much from Darren as we have.
Building a successful business in the security industry is not for the faint of heart. Consider the fact that 96% of companies fail within a decade. Even for those that don’t, there is no guarantee of continued future success. Today’s fast-paced business climate of technology upgrades, manufacturer offerings, tough customer expectations, and competitive pressure requires you to seek new ways to evolve your sales process to remain profitable and to grow your business. Still, the security industry is healthy, and in no area is this more apparent than in the market for security entrances.
As you are reading this, the chances are pretty good that I’m on the road. Getting to meet new people, seeing their challenges, and helping to develop solutions is one of the best parts of my job. But, while this requires a lot of travel time, it has also afforded me the opportunity to see and know a wide variety of cities and their airports. In my experience, the best airports are those that have created a seamless collaboration between check-in, air-travel, and commerce. When travelers move easily through airport spaces, everyone benefits.
Arecont Vision® announced that the Badger Reps firm has joined the company’s Manufacturer’s Representative Partner program. Badger Reps will enhance the Arecont Vision sales team in the US West region in providing expert pre-sales assistance to end users, systems integrators, and distributors. Badger Reps now has responsibility for California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and Hawaii, and are now actively engaged in providing Arecont Vision sales support to their customers across the US West region.
ASSA ABLOY reflects on the learning moments of 2017 – the areas where the security industry learned, grew and shifted thinking to better provide products and solutions for buildings of all types, across all industries. The result of this reflection is a number of opportunities that ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions is excited to focus on in 2018.
ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware announced that all HES products are now covered by Securitron’s industry leading no-fault, no questions asked warranty. Early this year, ASSA ABLOY united HES and Securitron to create ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware, bringing together the best of both brands including Securitron’s best-in-class warranty coverage.