ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced the final release of Profile A for broader access control configuration that establishes a standardized interface for access control clients and expands the configuration options of ONVIF conformant access control systems. The release marks the first open specification that allows for the mixing and matching of access control devices and clients within a system, facilitating interoperability for multi-vendor projects.
In 2008, the security industry buzzword was ‘convergence.’ It was a statement on how the market was shifting from analog video surveillance cameras to digital IP surveillance cameras. The experts were saying how the convergence would top 51% percent digital IP by 2009. It took until 2015. If we look at another part of the market, we see the earliest conversations about Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) around 2010.
3xLOGIC, Inc., a leading provider of integrated intelligent security solutions and a Microsoft Gold Partner, announced it is utilizing Microsoft Azure to supercharge the performance of its cloud-based exception reporting platform, VIGIL Trends. 3xLOGIC uses Azure to process over 50 million unique pieces of point of sale (POS) data each day with VIGIL Trends. Azure Table storage serves as the backbone for the entire 3xLOGIC Trends platform, offering a resilient big data storage solution due to its highly reliable, massively scalable, and easy-to-use storage capabilities.
Brivo, the global leader in cloud-based access control systems, announced the release of their new physical security assessment tool created to help businesses calculate the security risk of their facilities. A recent market survey conducted by Brivo discovered a massive gap between perceived safety and actual facility vulnerabilities. The survey found that 61% of facility managers were not concerned about their location’s physical security. Yet 40% were still using lock and key, and 62% used standard keycards and fobs. We feel that this is not a safe approach, especially in a world where technology is prominent and keycards can be easily lost, shared, or duplicated.
Sharp Robotics Business Development (SRBD), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), announced that U.S. Security Associates (USA), the authorized guard services reseller of the Sharp INTELLOS™ Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV), will be hosting exclusive demonstration events across the United States this summer. The demonstration roadshow will begin in July and include the following cities: Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Seattle.
Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, announced a new Video Cloud IoT as a Service business based in California called ARCUS Global Inc. Owned by Canon Europe and built on the intellectual property, technology and expertise of Canon Group company, Milestone Systems, ARCUS Global Inc. will address the significant unmet global market demand from large enterprises for Video Cloud IoT as a Service for security and business optimisation. ARCUS Global, Inc., is a spin-off from Milestone Systems and is headquartered in California.
VuTeur, (formerly PinPoint Initiative) an innovator in emergency management and business intelligence platforms, continues to fuel opportunities for adoption of its technologies across key business segments. As demand for the company’s flagship emergency notification and incident management platform increases, the company seeks out options to expand its partner network and sales efforts to rapidly address emerging opportunities.
Galaxy Control Systems, a leading provider of integrated access control and security solutions, is demonstrating the recently released Galaxy Cloud Concierge solution at their booth (#233) at the 2017 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference & Expo. More than simply a hosted access control solution, Galaxy Cloud Concierge offers end users a complete turnkey, cloud-based, fully hosted and managed access control and monitoring solution that integrates video surveillance, visitor management, elevator control, locks and turnstiles onto a unified platform
Cloud technology has resulted in a society that is always connected. For the security industry, this means it is now possible to remotely monitor many locations from hundreds of miles away. This is an area where Vanderbilt solutions carry particular depth. A browser and an internet connection are all that’s required to access Vanderbilt’s flagship cloud products, ACT365 and SPC Connect. ACT365 is an integrated access control and video management solution while SPC Connect is one of the strongest intrusion detection solutions on the market. Remote monitoring is a backbone feature of these solutions.
ONVIF®, the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced today that Highways England has adopted an ONVIF-centric open standards approach to video technology for the continued expansion and management of its national highway CCTV and traffic system. The use of an open, standards-based CCTV system allows the national transport organization to support existing CCTV cameras while providing a pathway for adding new, ONVIF Profile S conformant cameras from a variety of different vendors to the system.