TRI-ED Announces New Logo and Management Changes

Following its recent acquisition by Anixter, TRI-ED Distribution is proud to announce its new logo as well as key management changes. Pat Comunale will now serve as President of Global Security Solutions. James Rothstein will serve as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Dirk Foreman will be responsible for Global/National Integrator Sales, both reporting directly to Pat Comunale.

DefenDoor: Your Personal Butler, Concierge and Security Guard

Ever wondered who was standing on the front porch, ringing the doorbell? Maybe it was the neighbor or the mailman. Maybe it was someone unfamiliar. DefenDoor — the affordable, smart doorbell and camera — is perfect for those moments.

There’s a new system that allows you to screen your visitors just like you screen your calls, keep your home safely monitored while you’re out, and even receive updates when your family members return home safely. Its name is DefenDoor.

Morse Watchmans Previewing New Voice Cues With Full Line of Solutions at ESSEN

Morse Watchmans is giving booth visitors a preview of their new voice cues at this year’s Security ESSEN show. The new feature will be demonstrated along with the company’s portfolio of key control and asset management systems, offering organizations of all sizes a full range of choices to access the benefits of managed key control. The product offerings are easy to implement and all include the same qualities and benefits for which Morse Watchmans products are known – innovative design, reliability and state of the art technology.

Vivint Protects Its Intellectual Property With Intellectual Ventures Partnership

With Vivint this summer launching Vivint Sky, a new cloud-based smart home solution featuring the company’s own control panel and software, an announcement this week that Vivint has taken steps to protect its intellectual property with patents really is not surprising. Vivint has entered into a long-term partnership with Intellectual Ventures (IV), based in Bellevue, Wash., IV announced Sept. 16. The company is one of the nation’s largest patent holders in the world, according to CNNMoney.

Security Partners and WAVE Electronics Announce Collaborative Rebate

Security Partners and WAVE Electronics today announced the introduction of the “4-Star Program,” a collaborative rebate program between the two companies that gives security dealers a profit advantage for products purchased from WAVE Electronics with monitoring services from Security Partners.

Samsung Techwin’s WiseNetIII DSP Chipset Wins Prestigious ‘Rewarding Innovation’ Award

The WiseNetIII DSP chipset was among the winners of nine different categories, including access control, intruder alarm, perimeter protection, infrastructure security, and video surveillance solutions. The winners were announced at an award ceremony which took place on the Benchmark stand at IFSEC International on 18th June and were chosen by a judging panel which included […]

Thecus Announces 10GbE Network Interface Card

Thecus® today launches the 10GbE Network Interface Card (NIC) with a Tehuti TN4010 processor – C10GTR. A followup to the successful C10GT card, the C10GTR is ideal for backend throughput for multiple clients, and with the widespread adoption of 10GbE environments, proves Thecus’ commitment to staying on top of market trends. Under the Hood Powered […]

Dallmeier Opens Another VideoIP Showroom South Of Munich

Following the successful opening of the Dallmeier solution centre at Johanns Systemhaus in Bitburg, Dallmeier can now provide its customers and partners with an on-site showroom in southern Germany. The “Showroom South” at IPPI GmbH was opened with due ceremony in mid-May. IPPI has over 30 years of experience in the planning and installation business. […]

There Is Still Value In ScanSource

For some people, ScanSource ( SCSC ) may appear as though its merry days are over, while for others, they believe there is still some significant amount of value left in this leading specialty technology products distributor. In my opinion, both could be right. I cannot dismiss the fact that ScanSource’s business, which spreads across two major segments, Barcode & Security and Communication & Services, could be boosted by various catalysts, such as increased demand for value added products, and the recent reorganization of its business units from geographical to product-based segments, among others. On the other hand, the company’s revenues seem to be slowing, while margins remain low. Additionally, The company’s stock is trading at new all time highs in terms of P/E, which means, unless there is an improvement on earnings, then it is highly unlikely that the shares could rise any further. Additionally, ScanSource’s shares are approaching its multi-year all time highs, achieved when it traded pretty cheap in terms of P/E. ScanSource, The Business As noted, ScanSource operates across two major business segments, the Barcode & Security segment, which focuses on automatic identification and data capture, as well as Point of sale [POS] and electronic physical security technologies. Communications & Services on the other hand, focuses on communication technologies and services, which include voice and data products like voice recognition and call center management, and IP (internet protocol) communication applications among others. However, note that ScanSource is by no means a vendor of any of […]

Grundig Launches New GCI-K2505B Low-Light Box IP-Camera

By Andy Ball on October 17, 2013 GCI-K2505B Grundig have announced the new GCI-K2505B true day / night box camera as the latest addition to the company’s comprehensive IP range. The high quality IP camera offers outstanding sensitivity at low-light levels. The camera remains in colour mode until 0.03 Lux, before switching to black and white mode, where its sensitivity extends to an incredible 0.005 Lux with no additional IR lighting. The GCI-K2505B uses a 2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with dual shutter and Progressive Scan technology to produce high quality, quad video streams at these exceptionally low light levels. Installers can select a range of resolutions for each video stream. Options include a single, 1080p stream at 50 frames per second (FPS) in H.264 or MJPEG formats; dual streams of 1080p and 720p at 50FPS; and Quad streams of 1080p, 2x 720p and CIF, simultaneously at 25 FPS. Andreas Franusic, product manager at Grundig, explains, “The high ‘frames per second’ rate increases low-light performance and enables real-time video recording from multiple streams simultaneously. The Quad stream technology allows efficient video transmission and storage, whilst saving network bandwidth. The streams can be optimized to suit applications, such as 1080p for NVR recording and lower resolution 720p, D1 or CIF video streams for monitor displays, PCs, tablets and smartphone viewing.” The GCI-K2505B is ONVIF S compatible, comes with a micro SD/SDHC memory card slot for alarm and scheduled image recording and has a power over Ethernet (PoE IEEE 802.3af) option, so […]

Top Trends Impacting The Video Surveillance Industry

IFSEC International, the international security expo organization, has predicted 10 key security trends which will impact the video surveillance industry in coming years. Let’s review the top trends which are already making an impact on the industry. Cost: Cost factor has always influenced the surveillance industry in the past and is also doing it presently. […]

Dutch Calypso Housing Project Relies On IQinVision Megapixel Technology

IQinVision, market leader in high-performance HD megapixel IP-cameras, today announced that the Calypso mixed-use housing development in the Netherlands has installed an IP video surveillance solution featuring IQinVision HD megapixel cameras. Xserius is the value-added distribution company for this project, and installation was completed by Xserius’ partner, Spindler. Calypso is a new apartment building complex, […]

TrendNET TV-IP262PI IP-Camera Review

Priced on the right side of US$250 and equipped with internal LED illuminators for night-time operation, the TV-IP262PI dome IP-camera is aimed at businesses looking for affordable 24-hour monitoring. The camera uses a standard 1/4in CMOS sensor, and 12 IR emitters surround the lens. The lens position and focus must be adjusted manually, which means […]