Security software

Why Video Management Software Is Integral And Interwoven Into 2018’s Security Outlook

  The record-breaking attendance at the 2017 industry trade shows was a clear indication of a growing need for and interest in security. While cybersecurity was a main theme, with encryption and automatic-updating technology taking center stage, customized solutions and visible examples of increased manufacturer’s support were also highlighted. These latter two are interwoven through activities such as manufacturer’s training seminars that highlight the advan...

Dahua Technology Takes Measures Based On The OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to improving the security of software, has released the latest 2017 OWASP Top 10. This list, produced every four years since 2003 consists of the ten most critical web application security risks and is complied with the aim of keeping pace with the ever higher demands on cyber security and interconnected operating systems. The 2017 OWASP Top 10 list is based on the examination of over...

3xLOGIC adds push notification feature to infinias access control software

3xLOGIC, Inc., provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, announced that a new, no-cost feature has been added to their infinias access control software: push notifications. “Customers today understand the value of being able to receive a push notification based on an event.  In the security world, instantly viewing recorded and live video of an access control event, and potentially taking action, for example unlock t...

Top 10 mergers and acquisitions in the security industry for 2017

Rapid changes in the physical security market this year have largely overshadowed one arena where change has slowed down in 2017 – mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Although there were no “mega-mergers” as in years past (such as Axis-Canon and Johnson Controls-Tyco, M&A activity still made headlines last year on SourceSecurity.com. In 2017, we wrote about M&A news involving companies such as HID Global, Eagle Eye Networks, ADT, and Honeywell. ...

Redvision Launches VOLANT PTZ Rugged Dome Camera For Outdoor Security

Redvision, a UK manufacturer of high-performance, rugged CCTV cameras and housings, has launched IP and analogue VOLANT rugged domes. The VOLANT is by far the fastest, quietest and most accurate rugged PTZ camera available in today’s security industry. Identical Web Interface For VOLANT And X-SERIES Stephen Lightfoot, technical director at Redvision, explains, “The VOLANT draws on Redvision’s extensive experience of building cameras for tough, hazardous and corrosive, outdoor...

Vanderbilt’s Milestone Plugin Augments SPC Intrusion Detection System

Vanderbilt, a provider of state-of-the-art security systems, has announced the release of a Milestone plugin for SPC intrusion system. Cloud-enhanced intrusion detection SPC protects businesses, properties, and assets for users who want an intrusion detection system that offers versatile operation and comprehensive alarm management functionality. Using cloud services, end-user apps, and a dedicated software suite, SPC is at the forefront of modern intrusion detection. The SPC Milestone plugin...

Round Table Discussions

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...

What Is An Acceptable Life Cycle For A Physical Security System?

Companies in fast-moving industries tend to want half or more of their revenue to come from products released in the last three or so years. The logical extension of that philosophy is the demise of product "cash cows" that remain in a company's portfolio for many years. Where better to witness the shortening life cycles of technology products than in the smart phone market, where most of us buy into the hype of the "latest and greatest?" But does acceleration of new product introductions transl...

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...