UTC Fire & Security, already a formidable player in the electronic security industry, supersized itself by acquiring GE Security, an operation that was created through the acquisition of leading security and fire alarm systems.
By Rodney Bosch · March 31, 2010
February 28, 2010
January 31, 2010
Fast-growing APX Alarm of Provo, Utah, has lately raised indignation from dealers across the country, many of whom claim unscrupulous tactics used by some of its summertime door-to-door sales reps are soiling an entire industry's reputation.
December 31, 2009
The adoption of IP camera standards is considered a vital component to the continued expansion of the IP video surveillance market. A select few groups, including Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF), are leading the charge to create a global standard for interfacing network video products.
November 30, 2009
Despite operating during a severe recession, this year's ASIS Seminar and Exhibits experienced only a slight decrease in attendance, less than 9 percent, compared to 2008, according Michael Cummings, CPP, 2009 president of ASIS Int'l.
October 31, 2009
Michael Pope, president of Safety Technologies Inc. and Audio Video Interiors Inc. of Medina, Ohio, has been charging design fees for his security and high-end A/V installations for almost 10 years.
September 30, 2009
Although Underwriters Laboratories' UL Mark is recognized on innumerable electronics, many people are not aware the Melville, N.Y.-based organization's work dates back to 1894. Chris Hasbrook, vice president and general manager of UL's global fire and security sector, offers more insight about the organization.
By Rodney Bosch · August 31, 2009
HDcctv Alliance, an industry group that launched in June, says it will make its proposed high definition video surveillance standard (HDcctv Interoperability Specification 1.0) publicly available in September. The gist of the consortium is to offer the marketplace a cheaper alternative to IP megapixel cameras. Todd Rockoff, chairman of the HDcctv Alliance, offers further insight.
July 31, 2009
The most prevalent systems trend driving integrated security and surveillance solutions is networking. As security contractors continue adapting network technologies, the industry as a whole continues to define system parameters and standards - and the devices required to meet both.
June 30, 2009