10 ISC West 2015 Exhibitor Previews

Find out what leading vendors like Allegion, Hikvision and NAPCO have planned for booth visitors come April 15.

Although there is a lot of vendor hype leading up to the industry’s biggest security dealer/integrator trade show, ISC West, most play it very close to the vest and wait for the actual event to reveal product/technology details. However, I managed to cobble together 10 of the leading suppliers showing their hands a little more than most. What follows is a glance at what those exhibitors have in store April 15-17 in Las Vegas. Take a look, and be sure to also visit the Security Sales & Integration booth (No. 17144).

Allegion (Booth 18063)

Allegion will showcase one of the industry’s newest connectivity platforms, ENGAGE technology, at ISC West. The platform is designed to connect people, openings and access together for cost-effective intelligence and efficiency within a facility. Schlage NDE Series wireless locks with ENGAGE technology are Wi-Fi enabled, allowing them to connect to an IT network for automatic daily updates. With the introduction of the ENGAGE gateway during the conference, Allegion will now offer the ability to manage, update and monitor in real-time when connected over RS485 or IP to an alliance member system.

Digital Watchdog (Booth 25089)

Digital Watchdog will show the DW Spectrum IP VMS, what the company calls the easiest to use and most powerful software in the industry. See what 30fps looks like from a multisensor 180° view camera, MEGApix PANO at 1080p, 8MP and 48MP total resolution. The company suggests checking out the MEGApix 5x PTZ for its speed and image clarity. Also available at the booth will be the MEGApix CaaS (camera as a system) edge offering, and AHD (analog high definition) line including STAR-LIGHT AHD cameras and VMAX AHD DVRs.

Genetec (Booth 10053)

Genetec plans to demonstrate upcoming new features of its flagship Security Center, an open-platform IP security system that merges IP video management, access control and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR). In addition to a preview of Security Center version 5.3, Genetec will showcase the unified communications capabilities of its SIP-based intercom management module, Sipelia, and its new Cloud Archives Service.

Hikvision (Booth 18051)

Hikvision will showcase its newest video surveillance products and solutions. They include a 4K bullet camera, LightFighter PTZ, which according to the company offers groundbreaking 140dB high WDR, and TurboHD, a line of high definition analog cameras and recorders. Hikvision will also present “Thought Theater,” a stage offering educational presentations on the firm’s VMS software, Smart Series, and more. Stick around to play a security industry-themed “Jeopardy.”

IDIS (Booth 11053)

Having established its presence in the European and Middle East, IDIS will launch its DirectIP video surveillance solution for the Americas at ISC West. Comprising a range of IP cameras, NVRs and monitors – including 4K UHD and H.265 capability – DirectIP is said to deliver plug-and-play simplicity combined with high-quality performance, compatibility, and a low total cost of ownership. The DirectIP framework tackles compatibility and the issues associated with existing protocols.

March Networks (Booth 26041)

March Networks will show Searchlight 4 for Banking, a video-based business intelligence solution that provides banks and credit unions with insights into customer service, operations and marketing. It is also designed to deliver powerful search and investigation capabilities that enable financial institutions to reduce costs associated with ATM skimming, cash harvesting and other fraudulent activity. The product extends the benefits of integrated data by incorporating intelligent analytics from March Networks’ MegaPX indoor analytics dome cameras.

NAPCO (Booth 12043)

NAPCO Security Division will debut additions to the iBridge Connected Home line, including the iBridge Messenger SMS/MMS text and video alert notifications and a wireless CO detector for the Gemini & Commercial Systems lines. The company will also introduce an expanded StarLink cellular communications lineup. NAPCO’s Alarm Lock Division will show new decor-customizable ArchiTech Networx designer wireless access control locks. Its Marks USA Division will feature Lifesaver health-care locking. Both locking divisions will exhibit new tiered LocDown solutions for K-12, colleges and universities.

Pelco (Booth 18037)

Pelco by Schneider Electric is introducing several significant new products at ISC West. They include the release of VideoXpert, a powerful next-generation VMS platform, Dragonfly high-performance panoramic cameras, MultiSight VSaaS cloud recording service, and many other new products and technologies.

Vicon Industries (Booth 22053)

Vicon Industries’ presence will reflect its new strategic focus for the company dedicated to empowering its team-based partner ecosystem and delivering greater value to the channel. In addition to creating a density of talented partners and innovative solutions, Vicon will focus its own efforts and product development on empowering the team ecosystem. New initiatives and the specific details of the new strategy will be unveiled by CEO Eric Fullerton during the show. Vicon merged with IQinVision last year and just announced launch of an access control offering.

VIVOTEK USA (Booth 8073)

VIVOTEK will feature the IB8367-R bullet camera, said to be the first outdoor network camera designed with built-in PoE extender, allowing multiple cameras to be daisy-chained sharing one single power source and extending PoE distance up to 300 meters. Also showing will be the FE8181 fisheye fixed dome network camera, featuring a removable IR-cut filter designed to maintain clear images 24 hours a day. It has built-in IR LEDs to provide 360° surround illumination.

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About the Author


Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration. Well-versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is nationally recognized as an industry expert and speaker. Goldfine is involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), ASIS Int'l and more. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the SIA Marketing Committee, CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee, PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council and Robolliance. He is a certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast. Goldfine joined Security Sales & Integration in 1998.

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