News 2018-06-09T09:36:26+00:00
  • Bosch Leads $28M Funding Round for AI Start-Up AnyVision
    TEL AVIV, Israel — AnyVision, based here, has closed a $28 million Series A funding round led by Bosch. In June, Bosch acquired a 9% stake in the startup, which provides artificial intelligence (AI)-based person- and object-recognition technology. AnyVision’s software is a plug-and-play solution for new and existing systems that ... read more
    Source: Security Sales IntegrationPublished on 2018-07-20By SSI Staff
  • Residential Remodeling to Remain Robust Through Mid-Year 2019
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The good news for residential dealers and A/V integrators just keeps coming on the remodeling front. The latest data from the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University expects increased home remodeling activity through the middle of 2019. The data from ... read more
    Source: Security Sales IntegrationPublished on 2018-07-20By Jason Knott
  • Red Hawk Fire & Security Opens New Office in Pacific Northwest
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — Red Hawk Fire & Security, based here, has opened a new office in Spokane, Wash., to serve commercial customers in the growing areas of eastern Washington state and Idaho. The addition of the new Spokane district office is the latest example of Red Hawk’s sustained focus ... read more
    Source: Security Sales IntegrationPublished on 2018-07-20By SSI Staff
  • FF: Jacked Up
    I love this Fixed-it Friday photo - it reminds me of my husband's efforts to secure one of our doors. Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-07-20By Lori
  • HID Global Helps Streamline Fire and Safety System for Iconic Manhattan Skyscraper
    HID Global announced that 85-year-old fire protection provider RAEL Automatic Sprinkler Company and integrator Automated Decision have deployed HID Trusted Tag Services at one of Manhattan’s most iconic skyscrapers. The combined solutions help secure, digitize, automate and streamline inspection and maintenance of the building’s massive fire and safety sprinkler system. ... read more
    Source: SDM MagazinePublished on 2018-07-20
  • ADS Security Expands Alabama Presence With 4th Acquisition of 2018
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — ADS Security, a regional security and automation company based here, has acquired the customer accounts of Systems By Design in Oxford, Ala. ADS will retain the Systems By Design office located at 1335 Butler Street in Oxford, Ala. This will be the eighth branch in Alabama for ADS and the 24th ... read more
    Source: Security Sales IntegrationPublished on 2018-07-19By SSI Staff
  • LifeShield Adds Home Automation Capabilities to Wireless Security System
    LANGHORNE, Pa. — LifeShield announces it has added home automation capabilities to its wireless home security system at no additional cost to customers. LifeShield says its S30 base is now certified to work with all Z-Wave compatible smart lights, locks, thermostats and garage doors through iOS, Android and web applications. Smart devices connected ... read more
    Source: Security Sales IntegrationPublished on 2018-07-19By SSI Staff
  • Pelco Releases New Wall-Mounted Fisheye, Updates VMS
    FRESNO, Calif. — Pelco by Schneider Electric announces the release of its latest camera, the Evolution 180, which is said to provide a dewarped view without blind spots to capture areas of great interest. Pelco says it’s well-suited for crowded areas like banks, hotels, malls, schools and eateries, as well as hospital and clinic ... read more
    Source: Security Sales IntegrationPublished on 2018-07-19By SSI Staff
  • Health/Life Safety Glossary
    One of the difficulties faced by those of us advocating for code-compliant school security is the public perception that many states are allowing classroom barricade devices. This is not true...Read More... ... read more
    Source: I Dig HardwarePublished on 2018-07-19By Lori
  • Las Vegas Lawsuit Raises Security Liability Questions
    On July 16, 2018; MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay Casino & Hotel, filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 Las Vegas mass shooting victims in an effort to avoid liability in legal actions related to the gunman who opened fire on an outdoor concert from his Mandalay ... read more
    Source: Security MagazinePublished on 2018-07-19
  • August Celebrates 1 Million User Milestone
    August officially hit the 1 million user mark for its smart locks and doorbell cameras.  ... read more
    Source: SDM MagazinePublished on 2018-07-18
  • Amazon Web Services Tests Out Two Tools to Help Keep the Cloud Secure
    Amid frequent customer data exposures, Amazon Web Services is pushing to spot errors and promote access control. ... read more
    Source: WIRED SecurityPublished on 2018-07-18By Lily Hay Newman
  • Nest CEO Steps Down as Company Folds Into Google’s Home Division
    In a bid to allow better synergy between its growing slate of smart home devices, Google has announced its Nest division is being combined into Google’s home and living products team. Previously, Nest was in its hardware division. Also, as first reported by CNET, Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz is stepping down, but will remain an ... read more
    Source: Security Sales IntegrationPublished on 2018-07-18By Jason Knott
  • Find Out If Your National Electric Code Skills Are Electrified
    For many high-voltage, low-voltage, security and life safety installers, the NFPA 70: National Electric Code (NEC) provides critical guidelines to be followed on the job site. The problem is that many probably need a primer on these all-important codes. Takes this quick quiz to determine how well you know the ... read more
    Source: Security Sales IntegrationPublished on 2018-07-18By SSI Staff
  • LVC Empowers Employees to Help Guard Against Growing Pains
    As part of experiencing 84% growth over the past three years, also come the growing pains that may include challenges with maintaining company culture, allocating available resources, staying committed to customer service, aligning business practices to marketing strategies, and more — all of which LVC has dealt with head-on. The ... read more
    Source: Security Sales IntegrationPublished on 2018-07-18By Arlen Schweiger