LoneProtector services help keep vulnerable lone workers safe. G4S of Jupiter, Florida, offers a custom monitoring solution that includes advanced technology and geographically redundant monitoring centers. A discreet GPS device that looks like an employee ID enables the employee to alert G4S of trouble and allows G4S to check on the employee’s welfare. Monitoring centers can notify authorities if necessary and provide the GPS location of the device. “Man-down” technology notifies monitoring centers if the device detects a fall or if the employee is immobilized.
Sargent (Assa Abloy)
SARGENT Manufacturing of New Haven, Connecticut, offers the SARGENT Profile Series v.N2 lock with Aperio Technology, which makes it easy and cost-effective to bring access control to additional doors. Local wireless communication between the lock and an Aperio hub connects to an online access-control system, eliminating wiring at the door. The lock features HID iCLASS 13.56 MHz smart-card technology and ANSI/BHMA Grade-1 hardware. Aperio is a wireless platform from ASSA ABLOY, available across a range of locking hardware to address a variety of applications.
Detex Corporation of New Braunfels, Texas, has introduced a maximum-security, multipoint lock with three-bolt construction. The ECL-230X-TDB is designed with a larger deadbolt that goes deeper into the frame than other locks in the category. Connecting rods are solid steel. Life safety- and code-compliant, the lock serves as both panic hardware and a maximum-strength locking device. It includes a photoluminescent sign, 100-decibel alarm, and three locking points per door; a model with six locking points and 10,000 pounds of holding force is also available.
GVI Security of Carrollton, Texas, offers 4-, 8-, and 16-channel versions of its new razberiMP, which simplifies IP video deployment by combining the functions of a network video recorder, switch, network router, and video management software in a single device. It automatically configures cameras for motion detection and automatically starts recording. Plug-and-play operation allows customers to deploy a megapixel IP video system quickly, and multiple units can be networked together to build larger systems with fiber connections to accommodate longer distances between units.
American Dynamics (Tyco)
The Victor from American Dynamics of Boca Raton, Florida, is a unified security and surveillance solution that lets users view, manage, and control recorded video from Intellex digital video management systems and VideoEdge network video management systems, as well as live streams from analog and IP cameras. The new version includes faster and better search capabilities, an integrated virtual and analog matrix, HDVR integration, still-image capture, and investigator mode. A command-center video wall enables operators to share information for live monitoring, event management, and investigations.
The Avigilon H.264 Analog Video Encoder from Avigilon of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is designed for high-definition performance. It offers a cost-effective way to benefit from HD surveillance while leveraging legacy systems. The unit minimizes bandwidth and storage requirements. ONVIF compliance provides interoperability with multiple software platforms. The four-port analog encoder integrates analog cameras into an IP system. It supports NTSC and PAL video standards and includes an RS-485 interface for pan-tilt-zoom support, an external I/O interface for alarms and relays, and four audio jacks.
The autoIP NHP-5118W IP PTZ dome camera from GVI Security of Carrollton, Texas, features 18X optical zoom with 2-megapixel HD Resolution. The pan-tilt-zoom camera can pan 400 degrees per second and offers automatic flip, return to home, endless pan, and proportional pan-tilt that adjusts pan and tilt speed based on zoom level. True day/night function with ICR filter, wide dynamic range, noise reduction, and digital slow shutter improve image quality in various light conditions. The camera has an IP66 antivandal housing and heater for outdoor use.
University of Maryland University College of Adelphi, Maryland, offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in cybersecurity. Delivered completely online, the programs provide the practical and theoretical training needed in both the public and private sectors. They focus on integrated and coordinated security measures while recognizing the industry’s growth and changing needs. The university has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.