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Avigilon broadens access control portfolio


VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Video surveillance and access control provider Avigilon Corporation on June 16 introduced the latest version of its access control manager (ACM) platform to its product portfolio.

Canon to buy VMS provider Milestone Systems

Deal allows greater pursuit of video enabling, Milestone says

Updated June 16, 2014, with information from an interview with Jacco Leurs of Canon Europa

Who are brightest, rising stars out there?

SDN seeks nominations for physical-security end user ‘20 under 40’ awards

YARMOUTH, Maine—Yes, it’s that time again. Security Director News seeks nominations for its annual "20 under 40" awards to recognize the physical security profession's up-and-coming stars.

PlateSmart takes LPR to the cloud

‘Software-only solution’ uses existing equipment

OLDMAR, Fla.—PlateSmart, which bills itself as the first “software-only license plate recognition solution” is in growth mode as it prepares to launch a SaaS-based LPR solution, according to company CEO John Chigos.

Eagle Eye debuts 'modern, open' API

Drako: ‘You don’t have to use Windows to program’; he hopes lots of non-security applications are developed

AUSTIN, Texas—Cloud-based VMS provider Eagle Eye Networks on May 27 announced the launch of its Eagle Eye Video API, which CEO Dean Drako hopes will be used to “develop lots of applications that are not security-based.”

Samsung leader departs

He takes credit for 'building great team,' but credits team for building business

Samsung Techwin America’s EVP Frank De Fina announced May 28 that he is leaving Samsung for personal reasons.

Disaster recovery within 15 minutes at Delta

Duplicate site and drills ensure business continuity

ATLANTA—If Delta Air Lines’ Operations Control Center is incapacitated due to a fire, extreme weather or bomb, it can set up within 15 minutes at a duplicate facility already in place nearby. That’s been proven during yearly drills.

Emergency messaging explained

New guidelines to help installers and end users in all 'rapid onset events'

QUINCY, Mass.—Emergency communication systems (ECS) were developed because a fire alarm alone is not always sufficient to tell building occupants what to do in case of an emergency. But what exactly should an ECS message say?

MARTA on fast track to increasing security

More cameras, new IOC en route

ATLANTA—The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is in the midst of increasing security in a big way.

Physical security market for data centers to grow rapidly

PSIM, video surveillance and disaster management solutions to generate most revenue

LONDON—As adoption of cloud-based services continues to expand, the need for secure and reliable data computing hubs rises with it.