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Hot Seat: Interoperability and the Systems Integrator’s Role

Paul Strohm, president and COO of Lenexa, Kan.-based C&C Group, serves as vice president of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, discusses the state of interoperability in the physical security…


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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

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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

Raul Calderon, vice president of strategic relations for Glendale, Calif.-based Arecont Vision, a supplier of megapixel cameras that utilize H.264, discusses the technology. May 31, 2009

The federal stimulus package has allocated $53.6 billion to the U.S. Department of Education that will provide funding for the installation of fire/life-safety systems in ... March 31, 2009

Keith Jentoft, president of RSI Video Technologies, a provider of remote monitoring solutions, assumes the “Hot Seat” this month to discuss issues arising from alarm verification. February 28, 2009

The electronic security industry has proven it is not entirely immune to the more than year-long recession. With good leads and ... January 31, 2009




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