Amcest, an alarm monitoring company, will begin providing Cernium Corp.'s CheckVideo intelligent video verification software to its dealer network, the company has announced.
March 25, 2010
Ackerman Security Systems has received the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) Five Diamond certification, acknowledging 100 percent of the company’s monitoring operators...
March 16, 2010
The term “alarm factor” is often used in different circles in the alarm industry and it can have varied meanings depending on whom you ask.
By Mark Matlock · January 31, 2010
RSI Video Technologies, a French company with U.S. operations based out of White Bear Lake, Minn., has introduced some innovative, award-winning security products through its Videofied brand.
Scott Goldfine · December 10, 2009
Throughout the years electronic security, and especially central station monitoring and remote services, has evolved to become much more than just about detection and protection.
By Peter Giacalone · November 30, 2009
Only someone living under a rock the past couple of years would not have noticed the increased activity in modern security CCTV applications. I would go so far to say that the progress of security video is, or shortly will be, evolutionary in the security industry.
November 30, 2009
With the current economic climate, it is becoming crucial for systems integrators to place greater emphasis on providing value to their customers, and not just a technological solution. The technology is part of that value, for sure, but equipment is becoming more of a commodity while that necessary value proposition remains more elusive.
November 30, 2009
In September's "Fire Side Chat" we talked about false alarms and how they can overwhelm public agencies, such as firefighters and police personnel, impact municipal budgets, and how end users are often fined to offset the negative monetary effects.
October 31, 2009
End-user organizations that supply their own in-house proprietary monitoring and services usually cause contract security providers to retreat and move on to the next prospect. However, in this time of economic challenges and cost-cutting pressures, most organizations would indeed consider an alternative if it met their logistical, fiscal and security requirements.
By Peter Giacalone · September 30, 2009
Marking SSI's 30th anniversary, I'm reminded as our industry matures I sometimes lose sight that some of the newer entrants to the electronic security trade were not around in the time before wholesale change came to the traditional "burglar alarm" business.
By Peter Giacalone · July 31, 2009