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What Is The Impact Of Smart Buildings On The Security Market?

We have been hearing about smart buildings for more than a decade, but the increasing profile of the Internet of Things (IoT) expands the possibilities for intelligent building systems and makes them even more attainable. Security is often among the “smart” functions of a building, and the capabilities of many physical security systems can contribute in new ways to building intelligence. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the impact of “smart buildings&...

Twin City Hardware Upgrades Its Access Control Systems From Lock And Key To Vanderbilts ACT365 Solution

Twin City Hardware (TCH) has more than 130 years of experience providing opening and access solutions for commercial, architectural and residential construction projects throughout the United States. It began as an old-time hardware store in 1883, originally known as Twin City Hardware & Heating Co. In 1954, it was bought by George Boomer, Sr., who transformed the business into an opening and access solutions hardware supplier for many commercial jobs around the Twin Cities, including the S...

Vanderbilt’s SPC Connect Helps Monitor Buildings For Odense Council, Denmark

The municipal council of Odense, Denmark’s third biggest city, uses Vanderbilt’s SPC Connect to help monitor and maintain public buildings such as schools, libraries, museums, gyms, housing, and government offices. Remote And Instant Access Due to the number of buildings under their authority, the municipality of Odense needed a security solution that would provide remote and instant access to deal with potential alarms from any location, at any time. For example, a janitor in cha...

Vanderbilt To Preview Cloud-based Access Control And Video Management Solution At ASIS 2017

Vanderbilt, a global provider of state-of-the-art security systems, has announced it will preview its new Vanderbilt ACT365 cloud-based access control and video management platform during the 2017 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits, September 25-28, in Dallas, Texas. The solution meets a need for small- to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) to adopt more comprehensive security solutions into their operations without extensive capital investment.  Vanderbilt Access Control-as-a-Service The&...

Mercury Showcases Open Access Control Platform At ASIS International 2017

Consultants, integrators and end users are demanding industry-leading solutions that are optimized to meet the full range of customer requirements in today’s dynamic market. These solutions are enabled by open architecture–the key for ensuring flexibility, increased ROI and scalability for end user organizations throughout the lifecycle of their access control system.  Interoperable Platform For Systemized Access Control Mercury Security, a global leader in OEM access control...

Does The Security Market Really Understand The Meaning Of 'cloud?'

There’s a huge cloud hanging over the physical security market, but in a good way. Cloud-based systems, whether for video, access control or another category, are on the verge of taking the industry by storm. The benefits of that mythical “cloud” are well-known, or certainly well-touted, in the market. It’s almost as if the word “cloud” has become a buzzword that can mean different things, or at least whatever the customer wants it to mean (as long as they buy...

Vanderbilt Solutions Facilitate Free Movement And Effective Safeguarding Measures For Airports

Airports and ports are subject to a tough balancing act when it comes to security measures. On the one hand, these locations must maximize the movement of passengers and cargo to ensure a happy customer experience, while at the same time exercising security measures that will ensure their safety. Access Points In Transport Hubs Airports and ports are large areas with many access points, a necessity to facilitate the efficiency needed to handle the large volumes of traffic they generate. This a...

How Is Data Changing The Physical Security Market?

Big data is a buzzword, and data – presumably of all sizes – is a driving force in the physical security market. As systems become more sophisticated and expand their capabilities, the result is more data; in some cases, a lot more data. But a key question is: What do we do with the data? How do we use it to provide value? How do we interpret it, and transform it into useful information and/or intelligence? We presented the topic of data to our Expert Panel Roundtable and came away w...

Vanderbilt Video Monitoring System Keeps Traffic Flowing In Kent, UK

The video system needed to aid in locating and dealing with breakdowns, accidents, and other incidents Video equipment supplied by Vanderbilt has provided a versatile and effective basis for a temporary traffic-monitoring scheme devised, installed, and operated by the Serco Group on the busy A282 road (M25 south of the Dartford crossing) in Kent, United Kingdom. Locating And Dealing With Traffic Incidents The video system needed to aid in locating and dealing with breakdown...

Vectis Video Management Provides Enhanced Surveillance For Douglas Borough Council

Vectis DVRs and network video software provided the solution for Douglas Borough Council Douglas Borough Council (DBC) in the Isle of Man developed an innovative concept of delivering video surveillance as a service to public sector users, such as schools, car parks, libraries, and the police. Video Equipment Requirements The video equipment used would have to be very versatile as it would need to work with existing cameras of various types, and it would also have to be scal...

Are We Talking Enough About Cybersecurity?

For many years, cybersecurity was the unmentioned elephant in the room. Possible vulnerability of IP-connected devices to a cyber-attack was seldom, if ever, mentioned, and even the most basic measures to prevent such an attack were not implemented. For the last couple of years, however, the physical security industry has begun talking more about cybersecurity, in some cases with an abounding enthusiasm typical of the newly-converted. Have our discussions sufficiently addressed the long-standing...

Fitness World’s Security Is In Good Health With Vanderbilt SPC System

Vanderbilt SPC intruder alarm system’s flexibility meant that it could be used throughout the entire Fitness World estate Fitness World’s buildings are designed to be accessible and safe places for its members to train. Security is a high priority for the company and ensuring that only authorized members and personnel can enter the building is vital. Flexible Intruder Alarm System Vanderbilt SPC intruder alarm system’s built-in flexibility meant that it cou...