Security communication

PSA Appoints Ric McCullough As Chief Operating Officer

PSA has named Ric McCullough chief operating officer for the company as of February 1, 2018. McCullough has served as the vice president of sales and customer service for PSA since 2012 and was responsible for the daily sales and customer success operations for the company. With his appointment to COO, McCullough will expand his role to also oversee marketing, vendor relations and educational programs and services for the company. McCullough brings over 30 years of operations, sales and custome...

Viking Launches K-1900-7-IP Vandal Resistant VoIP SIP Hot Line Panel Phone

Viking’s K-1900-7-IP is a durable, attractive, and easy to use VoIP SIP hot line phone, capable of withstanding harsh conditions and abuse. “The K-1900-7-IP provides a vandal resistant aspect that most VoIP SIP phones fall short of. Plus, it’s easy to use and program.” – James Catt, Engineer, Viking Electronics, Inc. The K-1900-7-IP calls a number when the handset is lifted. Once the call is answered two-way communication is established. If the first number is busy...

TE Connectivity Named 2017 Top 100 Global Innovator By Clarivate Analytics

TE Connectivity Ltd., a connectivity and sensor solutions company, has been named a 2017 Top 100 Global Innovator by Clarivate Analytics. The annual report highlights the most successful organizations in the world that are active in innovation through research and development, protection of their IP and the achievement of commercial success. This is the seventh consecutive year TE has been recognized. "Innovation is at the heart of our culture and our company values, so we are proud to be recog...

ShotSpotter And Verizon Collaborate To Enhance Gunshot Detection Through City Street Lights

ShotSpotter announced an agreement with Verizon to bring the ShotSpotter solution to cities by leveraging Verizon's Light Sensory Network, an IoT platform deployed on street lights. Verizon’s Light Sensory Network is part of Verizon’s Smart Communities technology, which offers a range of services to cities including lighting control, traffic analytics, parking optimization, public safety support and now gunshot detection. By utilising a city's lighting infrastructure, it will now be...

Airbus Deploys Cybersecurity Operations At The French Ministry Of The Armed Forces

Airbus has been awarded the Symphonie contract by the French joint services directorate for defense infrastructure networks and information systems (DIRISI) for a period of seven years. It is part of the Descartes program designed to modernize the telecommunication networks of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces. Transition From ISDN to VoIP Symphonie will offer 270,000 users at the Ministry of the Armed Forces a telephony service at 1,500 sites in metropolitan France, the overseas territo...

Genetec Receives US DHS’s SAFETY Act Certification For Anti-Terrorism Technology

Genetec Inc., provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has announced that Genetec Security Center, its unified security platform, has been granted the SAFETY Act Designation and Certification by the U.S Department of Homeland Security. Built on an open architecture, Genetec Security Center technology combines video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics in one unified system. D...

Round Table Discussions

Does The Political Climate Affect Spending On Security Systems?

The world of politics, like the world of security, is an environment of constant change. But do changes in one have an impact on the other? Governments around the world are involved in buying a wide variety of physical security systems, so how those governments operate certainly affects how they spend money on security. But in a broader sense, governments (and the associated political forces at work) also impact how their citizens and those in the private sector view threats and, as a logical ex...

When Does It Make Sense to Share Video from a Private System?

More cameras today are providing more video than ever, but how much of the video is available when and how it is needed? The question often comes up when law enforcement entities are seeking to access video from private systems to help solve a crime. There are many more private video systems than public systems, but is the video available when needed? And what about privacy: In what situations is it acceptable to share private video for the public good? We took these questions to this week&rsquo...

What If A Customer Expects More Than A Security System Can Deliver?

Sometimes customers expect more out of a security system. A brand new security system just doesn’t perform as the customer expected it would. In fact, one might argue that the many variables in today’s complex systems make it more likely than ever that some element of a system might not measure up to a customer’s expectations. What happens then? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What happens if a customer’s expectations of system performance are greater...