Pelco by Schneider Electric, a global leader in surveillance and security products and technologies, has initiated a massive Roadshow Tour across the USA and Canada commencing this summer. The extensive Road Show schedule covers more than 25 cities featuring both half and full day sessions. The complimentary roadshows offer the opportunity for attendees to engage with product and technology subject matter experts to learn about new Pelco solutions, and experience the latest Pelco products and technologies.
Bosch expands its LECTUS secure card readers to support new functionalities and highest level encryption. Bosch has extended the flexibility and security of its LECTUS secure Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP)* series with a new card reader and added functionality. Taken together, these expansions enable both economical adoption of the series and continuous encryption from controller to card.
Facility managers and security professionals often must choose between enterprise-level access control systems that are too expensive and complex for their needs, or key-based mechanical locks that don’t offer any accountability or audit trail. Many situations, especially older buildings and door-dense environments, require the management of brass keys and key sets, and this is difficult for tenants, employees, visitors and contractors to access areas and maintain an appropriate level of security.
Camden, a premier provider of door activation and locking devices, has just introduced its second generation of restroom control and emergency call systems, specifically designed for universal restroom applications. These additions and enhancements offer a new range of design options and exclusive product capabilities.
Total Recall Corporation, a Convergint Technologies Company, will showcase its video surveillance and citywide safety solutions – including a new 180-degree CrimeEye unit – at the 27th annual ASIS NYC Security Conference and Expo to be held on June 7-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City. CrimeEye-RD-2 with 180-degree Axis camera—The CrimeEye-RD-2 with optional Axis Q3708-PVE offers a fixed-dome video surveillance camera with multiple sensors, resulting in a 180-degree panoramic view. Although the unit has three sensors, it only uses one IP address. The 180-degree camera features enhanced light sensitivity as well as WDR-Forensic Capture, which allows for expansive coverage
Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, announced that Louroe Electronics has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. Louroe Electronics is a world leader in audio monitoring technology, and its products are now available in the Arecont Vision MegaLab™ as a result of the collaboration. Focusing on a wide range of the sound spectrum, Louroe’s products offer many benefits including perimeter protection, access control, alarm verification, deterrence/loss prevention, additional evidence, and quality assurance when integrated into commercial security systems.
HEVC Advance and VIVOTEK Inc. announced that VIVOTEK has become a Licensee of the HEVC Advance HEVC/H.265 Licensing Program. As a Licensee, VIVOTEK gains access to a large portfolio of valuable patents essential to implementing the HEVC/H.265 video compression standard. HEVC/H.265 offers the next generation video compression that delivers twice the efficiency of H.264. VIVOTEK, a leading IP surveillance solution provider, is among those companies leading the effort to bring HEVC/H.265 video compression technology to the IP surveillance marketplace through its comprehensive H.265 solutions and strategic alliances.
Smart Cities Council gathered inventors and technologists and pioneers and civic leaders in the innovation capital of the world last week for a preview of what’s ahead for the cities of tomorrow and the technologies that will shape them. Conference participants had a deep-dive into some of the new technologies that will drive smarter cities, including what breakthroughs in artificial intelligence will mean for cities, how leaders can prepare for the arrival of self-driving cars, new technologies that are helping tackle homelessness and the latest advances in 3D urban modeling, among many others.
We have all heard the phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Security and fire prevention professionals across the country can attest to this as they routinely see losses in the tens of thousands of dollars that could have been prevented with the installation of a surge protection device. Fire alarm and other life safety and security system failures often are the result of power surges caused by events such as lightning strikes on unprotected systems. Schools, businesses, hotels and many other businesses are subject to a large number of lightning strikes and —without proper protection— these strikes can wreak havoc with daily operations and budgets.
Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), an innovator in artificial intelligence and robotics, announced the release of the third edition of An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence by Steve Reinharz, CEO, RAD. The book explores the many benefits and uses of artificial intelligence, and provides readers in-depth insight into this quickly developing and expanding technology segment.