Safety and Security

Mastering the Ever-Evolving Security Industry Landscape

Over my three decades in the security industry, the one constant I have observed is its continuous nature to evolve. My career kicked off somewhat unexpectedly following high school when I assumed a summer role as an administrator for a small security distributor. I initially intended to pursue an education from a university, but rather quickly I found myself deeply committed to what has become a rewarding career in the world of security product and service distribution. This industry embraces people like family and creates an environment that’s hard to leave.

Edwards Continues to Push Boundaries of Innovation with Launch of Breakthrough Optica™ Duct Smoke Detector

Edwards is showcasing its unwavering commitment to fire and life safety innovation with the launch of the Optica™ Duct Smoke Detector at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo, taking place June 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida. Edwards is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions.

Ensuring the Security of Critical Infrastructure: Challenges and Innovations

Critical Infrastructure Security and Surveillance is essential to safeguarding the systems and assets that are vital to the functioning of our society and economy. These infrastructures include, among other things, public health services, communication networks, transportation systems, and utilities (gas, water, and electricity). A complete strategy, comprising risk assessment, preventative measures, ongoing surveillance, and efficient incident response is required to ensure their security.

Edwards Fire & Life Safety Announces ModuLaser EST4 Integration

Edwards has announced the availability of its latest advancement in early smoke detection – the all-new ModuLaser® integration for EST4 panels. The integration is specifically engineered for complex environments like data centers, warehouses, and hospitals, where traditional spot detectors often fail to capture early warning signs.

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.

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.

Town of Braselton Teams Up with Comcast Smart Solutions to Enhance Safety and Security in Parks and Recreational Areas

Comcast Smart Solutions announced that it will provide the Town of Braselton, Georgia, smart video camera technology with AI capabilities to improve public safety and emergency response. The deployment of smart video camera technology at the Town Green and Braselton Park will provide the town with real-time visibility into its community spaces, insights into traffic patterns during events, and will increase peace of mind for residents.

Latest Synergy Release takes Incident Collaboration Beyond the Control Room

Tools for improved incident management and team collaboration dominate the features list, with a new mobile app, simplified web-based system access, and remote camera sharing among the latest additions. Synergy’s new mobile app delivers coordinated security management beyond the control room. The app offers seamless task management. Users can easily assign and schedule tasks, streamlining operations for routine security checks along patrol routes or responding to Synergy alerts.

ZBeta Launches Innovative Enterprise Security Risk Practice to Transform Security Consulting Services

ZBeta has announced the launch of its Enterprise Security Risk Practice, setting a new standard in security consulting services. This initiative represents a significant leap forward, providing tailored, data-driven strategies, assessments, and solutions to meet the complex security needs of businesses today and form the baseline for creating a strategic security program and infrastructure.

Anviz Unveils Innovative All-in-One Intelligent Security Solution for SMBs at ISC West 2024

Poised to reaffirm its position as an innovator in converged intelligent security systems, Anviz takes center stage at ISC West 2024 to launch its latest prevention-focused innovation, Anviz One. An All-In-One Intelligent Security Solution, Anviz One is designed to meet the needs of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) across various sectors, including retail, food and beverage, K-2 campuses, and gyms.

Kidde Commercial Launches Optica Duct Smoke Detector at ISC West 2024

Kidde Commercial announces the launch of the OpticaTM Duct Smoke Detector which features a revolutionary new design, specifically created to address unique HVAC System smoke detection challenges while reducing nuisance alarms. Optica’s New Duct Smoke Detector design is built to address the moisture and dust challenges found in the HVAC environment and provide best-in-class detection that customers can trust.

Shooter Detection Systems to Showcase the Latest in Gunshot Detection Innovations at ISC West 2024

Shooter Detection Systems will be displaying the latest developments in our “Active Shooter Intelligence” at ISC West in Las Vegas, April 10-12, 2024. Attendees visiting Shooter Detection Systems booth #23045 can learn more about exciting new developments in gunshot detection, including an introduction to the market’s only platform offering video, access control, shot detection, and remote monitoring all in one solution.

Edwards Expands Genesis LED Series with Two New Appliances

Edwards has announced the availability of Genesis™ LED Mass Notification and Genesis™ LED Outdoor Notification Appliances. These new appliances expand Edwards’ Genesis LED series with enhancements that address critical needs in the market to help provide protection in severe weather conditions and efficient emergency notification in commercial settings.

Wavestore v6.36: Elevating Operational Flexibility and Enhancing Automated Security Management

Harness the full potential of on-screen event triggers and responsive client actions with Wavestore v6.36 – now ready for install on specialized, ruggedized hardware platforms. In our ongoing commitment to innovation, Wavestore is proud to announce the release of v6.36, advancing our vision for a video management system that adapts to your operational needs and enables solutions for a world we can’t yet see.

An Eye on Protection: Back-end Security Monitoring Centers Heighten Jobsite Security

The cost of building materials has skyrocketed, up almost 40% over the last 4 years. At the same time, vandalism and theft at construction sites are at an all-time high; now costing the industry more than a billion dollars per year. Due to these factors, among others, the need to secure commercial construction sites has never been greater. To combat the issue, much of the focus has long been on the first line of defense. Items like physical barriers, access control points and closed-circuit TV cameras have been enlisted with some degree of success.

VIVOTEK Delivers Comprehensive Security Solutions for Denmark’s World’s Largest Indoor Go-Kart Track

Racehall, located in Aarhus and Copenhagen, Denmark, is renowned as the world’s longest indoor go-karting track facility, providing an unparalleled experience to all its visitors. Racehall is for everyone, big or small, amateurs or professionals; it is dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of visitors’ experience is exceptional. This commitment includes maintaining high standards of quality equipment, prioritizing safety, and offering top-notch service.

AI-driven Siren 14 Simplifies Search and Introduces Officer Safety on Mobile

Siren, the company that provides an all-in-one investigation platform to Police and Sheriff’s Departments, Intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies, Fusion Centers and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas programs (HIDTAs), has launched a new AI-Powered search capability and mobile access as part of its new Siren for Law Enforcement and Siren Forensics bundles.

Chad Michael Murray and LenelS2 Launch School Safety Program

LenelS2 joins forces with National PTA and actor & father Chad Michael Murray to help inform and empower parents to take action There is an urgent safety issue facing children today – school security. Nearly two out of five parents of school-aged children in the U.S. say they fear for their child’s safety.1 To help address […]

Kidde Commercial Launches KESMobile to Optimize Fire and Life Safety Systems Management

Kidde Commercial, has announced KESMobile, the next generation in remote fire and life safety systems management. This innovative cloud-based service productivity tool provides service providers with enhanced real-time data access, allowing them to optimize the management of individual systems, sites, and site groups with data for informed decision-making and resource optimization. Kidde Commercial is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions.

KIDDE COMMERCIAL Introduces Kesmobile To Optimize Fire And Life Safety Systems Management

Kidde Commercial announced KESMobile, the next generation in remote fire and life safety systems management. This innovative cloud-based service productivity tool provides service providers with enhanced real-time data access, allowing them to optimize the management of individual systems, sites, and site groups with data for informed decision-making and resource optimization.