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For Streaming Security Videos To Succeed In 2018, HTML5 Must Replace Flash

  There are many notable trends on the horizon for the physical security and surveillance industry. In the growing area of low-latency live video streaming applications, we will see the continued move to HTML5 playback. For the security industry, live video streaming is an enabling technology that provides many opportunities for dealers and integrators to leverage additional services for the customers. Flash’s Loss, HTML5’s Gain To be effective, the technology ne...

CES 2018: Security Technologies Influencing The Consumer Electronics Market

Security is more-than-ever linked to consumer electronics, especially in the residential/smart home market. CES 2018 in Las Vegas is therefore brimming with news that will have a direct impact on the security market, today and especially looking into the future. Products for the future of security   CES is a giant trade show for consumer electronics with 2.75 million net square feet of exhibitor space and featuring more than 3,900 exhibitors, including 900 startups - in contr...

Johnson Controls Supports Apple HomeKit With DSC Iotega Wireless Security Solution

Johnson Controls is pleased to announce that the DSC iotega wireless security and automation solution is adding support for Apple HomeKit, enabling consumers to manage not only their security system but also other home automation abilities using Apple’s Home app or Siri on their iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. The recently launched iotega system, from DSC, is an intuitive, completely wireless and fully secure system, using encrypted, long-range wireless PowerG sensors, which provides homeo...

ADT Adds Video Alarm Verification Services To Its Award-winning ADT Pulse Platform

ADT, a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in North America, has announced the availability of video alarm verification services that have been specifically designed for small and medium-sized businesses through its ADT Pulse solution. Video-enhanced Alarm Systems A multi-step verification process, which includes video alarm verification, has the potential to vastly cut down on false alarms and increase police response. Video-enhanced alarm systems can provid...

Hikvision Provides Enhanced Security For Men’s Shelter In Fayetteville

Hikvision USA Inc., a leading provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and the world’s largest manufacturer of video surveillance products and solutions, worked with integrator Holmes Security Systems to provide a security system for ‘The Lodge’ at Operation INASMUCH Men’s Shelter in Fayetteville, N.C. A brand new transitional residence for homeless men, the Lodge helps visitors regain independence, offering job tra...

Honeywell Lyric Controller Home Security System Supports Apple’s Smart Home Platform

Honeywell, a leading Connected Home solutions provider, announced that its Lyric Controller Home Security System is now certified for use with Apple HomeKit. Honeywell’s offering is the first professionally installed and monitored security system to support Apple’s smart home platform, which enables homeowners to control their Lyric Controller security system with the Apple Home app or by simply asking Siri. “Smart home technology has made consumers more reliant on their mobil...

Round Table Discussions

Is The Security Industry Shifting Toward End-to-end Solutions?

Products are the building blocks of systems and solutions. How those products are combined, and where the integration happens, is a variable in the physical security market. Before the advent of open systems, a single manufacturer typically combined his own products, using proprietary connections, into end-to-end solutions for customers. Open systems undermined that paradigm to some degree and made it possible for customers to pick and choose products from multiple manufacturers to be integrated...

What Are The Pitfalls Of Do-it-yourself Security Systems?

“Don’t try this at home.” It’s a common warning, but how does it apply to security systems? With today’s systems becoming easier to install, and with customers becoming more tech-savvy, there is a growing market for “do-it-yourself” or DIY home security systems. The trend also extends beyond the home security market: Business end users may also think they can forgo a professional installer and handle installation in-house. The customer may save money by...

What Are The Physical Security Challenges Of “Safe Cities”?

Cities are increasingly connected using information and communication technologies, a trend often referred to as “smart cities.” In much the same way, “safe cities” initiatives are uniting businesses, city officials, law enforcement and other stakeholders in an effort to maximize the safety of businesses and citizens and to minimize theft and crime. Safe cities programs seek to leverage a variety of resources, including public-private partnerships, to make urban communiti...