Security management

SmartTask Software Ensures Efficient Workforce Scheduling And Management For Manned Security Providers

The rapid adoption of employee scheduling and workforce management software SmartTask gathered pace last year with record levels of growth in the UK and internationally. In particular, there was 81% increase in the number of field service businesses using the system during 2017, which now includes over 100 manned security providers and 15% of the ACS Pacesetters. “Over the past few years we have worked hard to understand the needs of the manned security industry to develop a solution that...

Umbo Computer Vision announces release of new Umbo SmartBullet AI-based camera

Umbo Computer Vision, a provider of autonomous video security technology, has announced the release of Umbo SmartBullet. Umbo SmartBullet is the bullet-style variant of its learning cameras for businesses, integrators and governments looking for autonomous video security capabilities and a simple end-to-end user experience. Surge In Camera Deployments “Approximately 119 million professional video cameras were sold globally in 2017*,” said Jon Cropley, Principal Analyst in Video Sur...

Connected Technologies’ Connect ONE Facilitates Integrated Security Management

Connected Technologies, LLC is the creator of the Connect ONE cloud-hosted security management platform, which integrates security, access control, mobile credential access, video and critical environmental monitoring in a single solution. Connect ONE interfaces with the complete line of Bosch Security, DMP, Elk Products and Honeywell Turbo controls and provides an easy way to add managed services through its cloud offering. The company provides numerous free, value-added services to its dealer...

Arteco's Newly Revamped Mobile App Available For Download On Apple App Store And Google Play

Arteco, a global provider of event-driven intelligent video management solutions, announced the availability of its redesigned and intuitive Arteco mobile application. The mobile app, which is designed to increase mobility and enhance the user experience, is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Designed for iOS and Android devices, the Arteco app delivers instant access to key functions of the Arteco Video Event Management Software (VEMS) platform and enables users to...

IFSEC Global Appoints Grant Lecky In The Judges’ Panel Of ‘Top Influencers In Security And Fire 2018’

IFSEC Global has appointed Grant Lecky to the judges' panel of 'Top influencers in security and fire 2018'. Lecky, who himself featured in IFSEC Global’s list of top influencers in 2014 and 2017, brings a wealth of industry experience and an extensive network of global contacts to the role. He will help to appoint a diverse range of respected industry experts and thought leaders to the panel of judges and to coordinate the nominations and judging process. Grant Lecky commented: “I w...

NFPA processes provisional public safety standard to prevent active shooter events

A rise in active shooter incidents and the escalating impact of hostile events has prompted the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to process NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events as a provisional standard, which means it would be available for use as early as April 2018. As part of the standards process, NFPA 3000 will be open for input until February 23, 2018. This marks only the second time in NFPA’s 121-year history that pro...

Round Table Discussions

What Are The Security Challenges Of The Enterprise Market?

Enterprise customers provide a large, and very lucrative, business opportunity for the physical security market. These customers include big global companies with plenty of revenue to spend and employees and facilities to protect. As a group, enterprise customers also tend to be a demanding lot, requiring systems that are large, scalable, that can operate across a wide geographic area, and that provide top-notch system performance. Enterprise customers set the standards of performance for the en...

How Does The IT Department Influence Security Purchases?

In recent years, information technology (IT) departments at end user companies have often been seen as adversaries of traditional security departments – or, at least, as a thorn in their side. One of the issues is territorial: As physical security products have migrated to use of Internet protocols and the network infrastructure, the IT and security departments have clashed – erm… make that interacted – more and more often. New realities such as cybersecurity have made i...

How Do Customers Under-utilize Their Video Security Systems?

Video systems today offer more capabilities than ever. Consequently, the systems can be used in new ways. For a variety of reasons, however, many customers don’t take full advantage of the capabilities of their video systems and therefore are leaving value on the table. Education and training are tools to alleviate the situation, but the first step is to identify the new ways that video can be used. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How do customers under-utilize their vi...