In the midst of mergers and acquisitions, there is still plenty of innovation and energy within the security industry, and enterprise security executives are in a position to benefit. As more and more end users attend the annual ISC West conference April 15-17 in Las Vegas, more focused solutions find their way to the forefront of booths, as manufacturers outline not only the technical aspects but the integration possibilities, risk mitigation benefits and problem-solving features of their new solutions for active end users.
As you prepare your must-see list for this year’s show, check out a few of our top picks for new and noteworthy solutions on the horizon. What could these products help you achieve? And while you're at the show, don't forget to stop by ISC West booth #23141, where you can meet Securityand SDMmagazine staff, pick up your complimentary copy of either magazine or the ISC West Show Daily.
Connect Power/Supply Chargers to the Network
LINQ2 modules from Altronix
These modules enable Altronix eFlow Power/Supply Chargers to communicate over the network, providing real-time data to facilitate early intervention and response in handling system issues accurately and effectively. This minimizes system downtime, eliminating service call costs and creating RMR opportunities. The module provides email and SNMP trap message notifications to report issues with an event log, and it allows users to control and reset devices remotely.
For more information, visit ISC West booth #18071
Respond to Incidents through Video Calling
Sipelia from Genetec
At ISC West, booth visitors can test out the Sipelia communications management module, which allows security personnel to respond to and record calls through live voiceover IP and video. The system is integrated inside the same user interface as Security Center. The newest version of Genetec's video management system Security Center will also be on display at ISC West 2015, and it includes new hardware acceleration capabilities that can help decode more video streams per workstation to manage more ultra-high-resolution video streams.
Find out more at ISC West booth #10053 or visit www.genetec.com
Verify Alarms at the Central Station
Honeywell Total Connect Remote Services with I-View Now
This third-party, cloud-based interface will be integrated into Honeywell’s service offerings this year to help central station operators determine if alarms are caused by legitimate security threats. The capabilities allow an operator to access a Total Connect IP camera to verify whether an intruder triggered an alarm, then, armed with situational insight, the operator can facilitate the appropriate response.
Check out this solution at ISC West booth #14025
or visit www.security.honeywell.com
Limit False Alarms with Motion Detecting Thermal Cameras
T43 Thermal Security Cameras from FLIR
These cameras feature built-in Video Motion Detection (VMD) to provide high-performance intrusion detection of humans or vehicles. When combined with a FLIR NVR or DVR, motion detected using the camera is sent as an alert to the FLIR cloud, or, alternatively, the cameras can be used with other third-party analytics. The cameras are available in mini-bullet, bullet or pan-tilt-zoom dome styles.
Learn more at ISC West booth #20053 or www.flirsecurity.com
Use Smartphone Gestures as an Access Solution
HID Mobile Access from HID Global
This system enables smartphones and other mobile devices to securely open a door or gate with a close-range tap or longer-range “Twist and Go” method on new iCLASS SE or multiCLASS SE readers. Both Android and iOS operating systems are supported for easier deployment throughout an enterprise, and the mobile solution enhances operational efficiencies with the ability to manage mobile IDs online.
More information is available at ISC West booth #11063 or at www.hidglobal.com
Use Surveillance to Support Situational Awareness
SNF-8010 and SNF-8010VM Fisheye Camera from Samsung Techwin
These cameras offer 5-megapixel definition with pan-tilt-zoom capabilities, intelligent video analytics and on-board storage up to 64GB. The cameras are a good fit for projects with requirements to monitor activity 24/7, such as banks, offices, retail locations and warehouses. Intelligent motion detection allows the cameras to detect motion while ignoring small, repetitive motions that could generate false alarms.
Learn more at ISC West booth #14079 or at samsung-security.com
Manage Keys Faster for Efficient Controls
SmartKey Reader from Morse Watchmans, Inc.
This new addition to the KeyWatcher Touch product line grants users the ability to add or delete information such as key names and locations from the software, removing extraneous data and clutter from the system simply by inserting the SmartKey into the reader. This component is also compatible with the KeyBank Touch Auto, so users can remotely enter vehicle information. It is purpose-built in stainless steel and connects to the computer through a USB port.
Find out more at ISC West booth #17109 or visit www.morsewatchmans.com
Eliminate Infrastructure with a Battery-Powered Camera
Outdoor MotionViewer from Videofied
Designed for easy installation at remote facilities, this wireless outdoor camera/sensor does not run on Wi-Fi, but operates for up to four years on AA batteries and communicates on Videofied’s encrypted spread spectrum 900 MHz wireless radio. The camera delivers instant video alerts of unwanted activity to a command post or central station for immediate response. New features introduced this year include VGA color, 4x IR illuminated night vision, privacy masking capabilities, increased battery life and tamper detection.
Check out the camera at ISC West booth #3109 or visit www.videofied.com
Clearly Capture Fast-Moving Objects for Better Video Evidence
FLEXIDOME IP Panoramic 7000 MP from Bosch
This discreet camera delivers 360-degree panoramic surveillance with 12-megapixel resolution at frame rates of up to 30fps. This enables security operators to capture fast-moving objects in high detail that makes the different when collecting video evidence. The 360-degree view provides a wide field of view while eliminating blind spots. The camera features electronic pan-tilt-zoom capabilities to focus in on image details without losing the bigger picture.
Learn more at ISC West booth #14051 or visit www.boschsecurity.com/hdsecurity
Transition from 960H Analog to IP Systems
HS DVR from Speco Technologies
This hybrid DVR allows users of 960H analog systems to have a cost-effective solution when migrating to IP by enabling recording and playback of high-resolution images, delivering enhanced recording performance and providing greater camera configuration flexibility. The DVR allows all channels to be fully configurable for 960H or IP, supporting real-time 30 frames per second recording per channel. With dual network ports for isolating IP camera network and remote network traffic, bandwidth issues are less challenging.
Find out more at ISC West booth #20031 or visit www.specotech.com
Integrate Sound into your Security Suite
Verifact AGC (Automatic Gain Control) Microphone from Louroe Electronics
This microphone can automatically regulate the volume of the signal, reducing decibel levels if the signal is stong and raising them if the signal is weak. This helps to eliminate overdriving, popping and clipping, resulting in improved audio quality. The microphone is compatible with surveillance cameras and DVRs, allowing security personnel to have a complete security surveillance solution. By integrating audio monitoring, you can gain access to additional evidence, verification and live monitoring.
Learn more at ISC West booth #8038 or at www.louroe.com
Arm Lone Workers with Emergency Calling
Lone Worker Emergency Call Transmitter from Elpas, part of Tyco Security Products
This emergency call solution ensures that personnel who may be subject to attack or injury when working on their own can send alerts about their situation so responders can be dispatched to the exact location of the incident. The Elpas Real-Time Location System monitors the location of the worker's tag and may be used to manage emergency response efforts, especially in high-risk environments such as correctional facilities, petrochemical plants, or some healthcare facilities that face high workplace violence risks.
Find out more at ISC West booth #20011 or visit www.elpas.com
Gain Business Insights through Video
Searchlight4 from March Networks
This video-based business intelligence solution helps retailers elevate store performance and drive profitability by providing the insights they need to improve customer service, marketing and operations, as well as loss prevention and security. This scalable system combines video, alarms, point-of-sale transaction data and business analytics in a browser-based dashboard so retail teams can run customized reports quickly, which allows them to analyze and compare store performance and customer behaviors, identify trends and discover opportunities for improvement. Store owners, managers and loss prevention teams can use the system to detect and investigate potential losses faster.