TDSi Launches New GARDiS Software


TDSi announced the launch of its new GARDiS Access Management software. The powerful solution is available for free download to registered users, directly from the TDSi website. The GARDiS Access Management Software is a new user-friendly solution which improves secured accessibility. It offers ease of installation and features a user-friendly interface that has been developed specifically to accommodate many varied users, from security installers to IT managers.

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Arecont Vision Costar Increases Southern Coverage With TMG Sales Agents

Arecont Vision Costar

Arecont Vision Costar announces the signing of TMG Sales Agents, Inc. (TMGSA) as a new Authorized Manufacturer’s Representative. TMGSA will be focused exclusively on increasing sales support to customers and prospects in the state of Florida. Proven Manufacturer’s Representative Firm Will Focus on Growing Sales in Florida Market. The company’s portfolio is focused on leading products in the security, access control, surveillance, fire safety systems, structured cabling, and other low voltage industry products.

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Bosch Grows With Connected Energy And Building Solutions


Bosch is growing with connected energy and building solutions. Last year, the Energy and Building Technology business sector sold some 13 million web-enabled devices – everything from connected heating, cooling, and ventilation systems in office buildings, to smart home applications. Bosch is also focusing on platforms and partnerships in its energy and building technology activities.

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Rick Caruthers Appointed President At Galaxy Control Systems

Rick Caruthers

The Board of Directors of Digital Systems Corporation, the parent company of Galaxy Control Systems, a leading provider of integrated access control and security solutions, announced the appointment of Rick Caruthers to the position of President at Galaxy Control Systems. Effective immediately, this appointment reflects the company’s long-term planning and succession strategies.

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Shine A Light, Our 2018 Award-Winning Esprit Enhanced Camera Just Got Even Better!

IR and white light

Pelco announced four new combination IR / white light illuminator models to the award-winning Esprit Enhanced PTZ camera product line. These new models provide IR-only and white light / deterrent modes of operation to give you the ability to overtly capture clear full color images when using white light direct illumination or covertly with clear black and white images when in IR-only mode. The four new models are offered with wiper, without wiper and pressurized unit, in both 48VDC and 100-240VAC power versions.

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Risks And Opportunities In The Internet of Things

The new vulnerabilities and complexities of the IoT will introduce a number of novel challenges to understanding, assessing, and managing risk. The scale and scope of change is so significant that the IoT is being described as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (Industrie 4.0 Working Group, 2013). In this early phase of IoT implementation, it has already become clear that these innovations will prove disruptive on a number of levels.

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New Realities Risks In The Virtual World

‘The new realities’, a term coined by futurist and author of this report, Amelia Kallman, covers augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) technologies. While gaming has been a focus of these technologies thus far, businesses are increasingly looking to use them. This increasing uptake by businesses, and the new risks the technologies pose to them and society in general, represent a potentially substantial new market for insurers, as well as a means by which they can improve their own products and services.

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Fourth-Edition Guidelines Expanded To Address Growing Security Challenges Facing Today’s Schools


The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released the fourth edition of its Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools, which provides school administrators, school boards and public safety and security professionals with guidelines for implementing a layered and tiered approach to securing and enhancing the safety of school environments. The fourth edition of the guidelines is completely revised under a simplified structure and greatly expanded to now cover best practices on a district-wide level.

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WatchGuard Now Enables Zero Touch SD-WAN Deployments Through Firewall Appliances

WatchGuard Unified Security

WatchGuard Technologies announced version 12.3 of its Fireware® operating system for its Firebox Unified Security Platform appliances. Key to this update are added dynamic path selection capabilities that allow organizations to optimize WAN resources across complex, distributed networks while securing branch locations with a UTM platform focused on defense in depth. Businesses and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can utilize this new SD-WAN functionality to seamlessly upgrade site-based security.

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The Middle East Surveillance Market Set To Benefit From The Launch Of COLDSTORE Colossus

Panoramic view of Business bay and Lake Tower, reflection in a river, Dubai, UAE.

At Intersec this year, on stand SA-J31, Veracity will be demonstrating and launching COLDSTORE Colossus, the 4U, 45-bay, 630TB video storage solution. COLDSTORE Colossus is engineered to meet the long-term retention needs of the Middle East. The COLDSTORE family offers unique benefits including a 10x increase in hard disk life and power savings of 90%+. In fact Colossus, with 630TB and 45 disks, consumes less than 80W of power!

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