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IndigoVision's Control Center v15.1

Your security needs come in all shapes and sizes, fact. From small to large installations,10 to 10,000+ cameras, or basic security monitoring to pursuit mode or alarm escalation, there has never been more requirement for a security system to be flexible.

Trusted since 1994 by over 15,000 installations globally, this latest release from IndigoVision gives you flexibility, with realigned software tiers, support for the soon to be released BX130 8/16 Channel Encoder which enables you to easily migrate analog systems to IP, and smarter automatic NVR switching export.

Realigned software tiers

IndigoVision’s software tiers allow you to mix & match any IndigoVision cameras, storage […] Read more

Arteco mobile app

Faenza, Italy, Jan. 10, 2017 – 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 now 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 received alerts and alarms on-the-go. Users can view video on their smart devices […] Read more

Verena Rathjen joins Axis Communications as VP for the EMEA region

As vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Verena Rathjen will take responsibility for Axis’ long-term success in the region and ensuring the strategic direction of the company’s expanded solution offering in a growing market.

“Axis is a fast-growing company, with a continuously expanding portfolio of products and solutions. Naturally, we need to develop our organization to further strengthen our leading position in a growing and changing market. The EMEA region is big and diverse, and shows a lot of opportunities. Verena Rathjen will have vital role in driving the strategic expansion of Axis’ business in this market and […] Read more

Mike Mathes, Jason Ouellette elected as officers of PSIA

(SANTA CLARA, Calif.—January 16, 2018)  The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) today announced it has elected Mike Mathes, Executive Vice President of Convergint Technologies, as its Chairman; and Jason Ouellette, Product General Manager–Access Control for Johnson Controls, as its Vice Chairman. The PSIA membership develops specifications for enabling standards-based sharing of digital data and intelligence throughout the physical security and enterprise ecosystems.

“Mike and Jason bring us strong technology, commercial and industry leadership skills,” said David Bunzel, executive director, the PSIA. “They will be powerful evangelists for how standards-based physical security systems can help the industry create new opportunities for systems […] Read more

SD&I's 2018 Mobile Apps Guide

In the security industry, mobile apps tend to face the end-user. There are hundreds of apps for video surveillance camera viewing and control; apps that empower a mobile phone to become an access control credential; of course, apps to control your customers’ alarm and smart home/business systems; and more.

For security dealers and integrators, these apps are selling points, but what about apps that are targeted at the dealers and integrators themselves? It turns out, there are quite a few offerings in this arena; thus, instead of focusing on security end-customer-facing apps, this year’s SD&I […] Read more

Security industry on a trajectory for increased M&A

Based on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) data collected over the last 17 years on the physical security industry, our annual report shows a general upward trend in consolidation of the industry over this period, with four cycles of rise and fall sometimes exaggerated by a number of billion-dollar mega deals.

In 2017, industry M&A was valued at $6.213 billion, which looks like the start of a new wave of growth. The structure of the industry is still very fragmented with hundreds of small companies finding it increasingly difficult to compete. It looks inevitable that the general trend […] Read more

VIVOTEK and Trend Micro Announce Strategic Partnership in Cybersecurity

CES: Angee camera respects homeowners' privacy

LAS VEGAS, NV – January 9th 2017 – Angee Technologies Ltd. today announced the launch of Angee at CES, its smart home security solution that generated over $500K in pre-orders on Kickstarter. The easy to use solution gives your home eyes and ears to take care of security so you don’t have to.

Angee always knows what’s happening at home so she can effectively watch out for danger while avoiding false alarms. She learns more about your security needs thanks to a combination of smart hardware and cloud intelligence. Simply put, Angee watches out for your home so you […] Read more

Physical security industry comes together to tackle cyber threats

Cybersecurity is the top-of-mind issue in the security industry today. From manufacturers, systems integrators to end-users, it is the one topic that everyone seems to have on their mind as each strives to ensure that video surveillance, access control and other systems are not compromised or used as entry points into larger corporate networks. Those concerns are only reinforced by the multitude of vulnerabilities that have been discovered and reported in various products in recent years as well as the various high-profile attacks, such as the Mirai botnet, which leveraged thousands of unsecured IP […] Read more

Viakoo showcases retail video surveillance solutions at NRF 2018

New York, NY — January 11, 2018 –  Viakoo, which provides reliable cloud-based and on-premises solutions which help enterprises achieve maximum uptime, reliability, and performance of IP security camera video, is exhibiting at NRF 2018 (Booth #638), in conjunction with industry partner Stanley Security.

For retail businesses, IP video surveillance provides a viable security solution for reviewing and investigating incidents, identifying perpetrators and delivering information in real time to first responders. In addition, PCI DSS compliance requires proof of video surveillance working as it should, an audit and compliance requirement that Viakoo helps to automate. […] Read more