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The Five Questions Bank Security And IT Leaders Need To Answer About Cybersecurity

Organizations across the world face a new risk paradigm: one that encompasses cyber and physical threats. We’ve heard the stories associated with ATM skimming, identity theft, data breaches, scams, and phishing. Large financial services organizations are often the victim of hackers looking to steal corporate information and transactional data or funds, and criminals continue to become more sophisticated in their approach. Growth In Cyber-Attacks Additionally, cyber-threats have taken a...

How Should Your Security Company Measure Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...

BREAKING: Motorola To Acquire Avigilon In Billion Dollar Deal

Motorola Solutions has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire video surveillance provider Avigilon in an all-cash transaction that will enhance Motorola Solutions’ portfolio of mission-critical communications technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, Motorola Solutions will acquire all of Avigilon’s outstanding shares for CAD$27.00 per share. The enterprise value of the transaction is approximately US$1.0 billion ...

SALTO Systems And Phunware Collaborate To Deliver Residential Access Control Solutions

SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has partnered with Phunware, an enterprise mobile software company, to deliver integrated mobile access control platforms that offer easy-to-use applications for both multi-family residential property managers and residents. SALTO Systems is a global manufacturer in battery-operated RFID locking systems supplying its solutions to a variety of industry verticals including multi-family residential, healthcare, education, transp...

NAPCO Continental Access Announces Release Of Next Generation Access Control Appliance

Continental Access, a division of NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc., is pleased to announce the debut of the next generation Access Control Appliance (model #CA-ASA), based on the popular demand and success of the previous Application Integration Appliance (#CA-AIA). With this super-quick, convenient installation, there's no software to license or install on any client or server; all that’s required is a typical web browser.  Now featuring a reliable 256GB Solid State Drive – 2...

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...

Round Table Discussions

How Should Your Security Company Measure Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...

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...