Nine Out of Ten Consumers Excited About the ‘Smart Home’ Say Security and Privacy Issues Abound

Consumers foresee the arrival of the smart home as even more imminent than that of smart cars or wearable technology. And while they welcome it, their enthusiasm is tempered by some confusion around the smart home concept, as well as concerns about price, ease of use, and physical and data security, according to new research from iModerate, a leading qualitative research firm.

While consumers aren’t quite sure if the smart home is a product, a series of products, or a comprehensive system they can purchase, they envision the smart home as a means to solve numerous problems and issues they face on a daily basis. Study participants said they think a smart home would be most beneficial when they’re away from home: specifically, they said a smart home would alleviate worries of leaving an appliance on (72%); help lower energy bills (71%); and reduce burglary worries (58%).

New Opportunities Arise in Video Surveillance for Ethernet Switch Manufacturers

Large Ethernet switch manufacturers have traditionally tailored their products to cater for general information technology (IT) needs. However, this could change as new, fast-growing markets provide Ethernet switch manufacturers the opportunity to diversify.

Rob Lydic, President of IP Security Reps Named to Prestigious “30 in Their Thirties” List Published by Detroit’s DBusiness Magazine

IP Security Reps Inc. (IPSR), the premier security manufacturer’s representative firm, is pleased to announce Rob Lydic, IPSR’s President has been named to the “30 In Their Thirties” list published by DBusiness Magazine, Detroit’s Premier Business Journal.

DBusiness magazine is recognizing business professionals in their thirties who have achieved notable success in their respective field.

ONVIF Launches Education, Enforcement Campaign To Ensure Product Conformance

ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that it is launching a proactive education and enforcement campaign designed to ensure that all claims of ONVIF conformance by manufacturers of IP-based physical security products are valid. The education and enforcement initiative aims to further protect the ONVIF brand and more preemptively […]

Genetec Expands Appliance Offering Through New Partnership With BCDVideo

Nova recording servers from BCDVideo now preconfigured with Genetec’s Security Center software for an easy-to-deploy, certified, highly-scalable, turnkey solution. Genetec™, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions today announced a strategic partnership with BCDVideo giving Genetec exclusive rights to resell BCDVideo servers and storage equipment. Through this agreement, Genetec channel partners and integrators now […]

Four Innovations That Could Revolutionize Camera Industry

Good or bad, photography as a medium is closely tied to the technological heritage of our cameras. As a result, technological developments often influence the type of gear we use and the type of photographs we take. With that in mind, here are some areas of innovation that are likely to create even more change […]

IMS: Ethernet Switch Manufacturers Move Into Video Surveillance Market

With a maturing IT industry becoming ever more consolidated, manufacturers of Ethernet switches are looking for new market segments to diversify. A recent report from IHS points to the video surveillance industry as a potentially lucrative answer. A prolonged migration from analog to network video surveillance equipment and the continued worldwide expansion in the use […]

Samsung Techwin Announces New Business Development Executive

Jorge Gomez has been appointed Vice President of Business Development for Samsung Techwin for Europe, Russia, and CIS. Jorge is a seasoned security industry professional whose expertise and extensive knowledge of video surveillance and integrated security solutions has been acquired during successful spells at some of the industry’s leading players, including Honeywell, Thales, and General […]

Costar Technologies To Acquire CohuHD

Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTC Markets Group: CSTI) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CohuHD, the camera products and video solutions division of Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU). The purchase price for CohuHD, including potential earn-out payments, is expected to be $10 million in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments set forth in […]

PSA Announces New National Deployment Program

PSA Security Network, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative, has announced a National Deployment Program (NDP) uniting PSA integrators in acquiring, installing, and servicing nationwide projects. The program consists of a network of certified PSA security integrators who are vetted against 120 different qualification criteria and listed in a repository database with mapping capabilities. Manufacturers, […]

Body-Worn Cameras Herald New Era Of Police And Citizen Accountability

The trial of body-worn cameras by several police forces will herald a dramatic drop in complaints against police if a similar trial in California is any measure. Video surveillance manufacturers will certainly watch with interest at the prospect of this nascent surveillance market burgeoning. Roughly the size of a cigarette packet and manufactured by Taser, […]

The PSIA Releases Draft Proposal Of Physical-Logical Access Interoperability Specification

Cost effective, automated synchronization of physical and logical identities, privileges and credentials took a major step toward becoming an industry standard today, with the Physical Security Interoperability Association (PSIA) releasing a draft proposal of its Physical-Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) specification. “We’re excited about the potential the PLAI specification has for reshaping physical and logical identity […]

High Growth Of Surveillance Market Cannot Sustain All Manufacturers

Despite high growth in the video surveillance market, Memoori’s Jim McHale says that it is simply not enough to sustain all of the industry’s camera manufacturers. World demand for video surveillance is strong but it is skewed by high demand in China and Asia, where local products dominate. Demand in developed markets is running at […]


PSA TEC @ ISC PSA Security Network is dedicated to providing systems integrators with the necessary training to be successful in business, service, system design, installation and deployment. Join PSA in their full track of sessions on Tuesday, April 1st: The Top 10 Lessons Learned Implementing IP Centric Solutions 8:30 am – 10:00 am Implementing IP centric solutions can involve multiple system types and opportunities for all kinds of custom options. This session focuses on the top 10 lessons learned by integrators and other solutions providers for implementing IP centric solutions. Join us to educate yourself on the most common pitfalls in IP implementations, how to remedy a mistake and prevent your team from making the same mistakes others have made before it’s too late. Learning Objectives: Identify and avoid the most common pitfalls in IP implementations. Get back on course after a mistake or “Please return to the highlighted route. Develop prevention strategies to help your team avoid the common pitfalls. Dealing with the GC Dilemma 10:15 am – 11:15 am Moderator:   John DeGeorge Speakers: Jim Henry, Phil Aronson, Chad Parris, Daniel M. O’Neill It is not uncommon for a security project to be well conceived, competently designed, and properly specified. Manufacturers, specifiers and integrators of choice may well be on the same page, only to have the project fail in its goal of providing the level of security envisioned. Why? Often, it’s because the owner has delegated the oversight responsibility to a third party representative or […]

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