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The requirements from hospitality vertical are no longer merely focusing on traditional surveillance and access control deployments, despite it is widely recognized that blending in the surrounding decoration is the baseline for hotel security installation. In today's market, a unified solution that effectively assists hotel operation and staff management is much more popular and desirable. ... Full story

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Protection One partners with I-View Now to offer cloud-based services

Channel Players

Protection 1, the second-largest business and home security company in the U.S., has partnered with I-View Now to enable cloud-based video services. The integration of the I-View Now technology enables receipt of alarm video – both pre- and post-alarm - in Protection 1's security automation system by alarm center agents, as well as simultaneous delivery to customer mobile devices and event storage

Bosch president update from Essen 2012

Business Talk

This year's security fair takes place at a time that is characterized by worldwide political and economic challenges. Security is an all-important factor here, meaning that our market is experiencing incredible dynamics in many regions and more subdued investment activity in others. In 2011, growth in the world market for security technology amounted to a little more than 3 percent. China, the ASE

VC firm Blackstone to acquire HA service provider Vivint for $2.0B

Business Talk

Vivint and Blackstone announced a definitive agreement under which a fund managed by Blackstone on behalf of its private equity investors, Blackstone Capital Partner VI, L.P. (collectively with its affiliates, “Blackstone”), will acquire Vivint from its existing shareholders, including Goldman Sachs, Peterson Partners, Jupiter Partners and other minority shareholders for in excess of $2.0 billion.

Reshaping residential intrusion prevention business model

Business Talk

Securewatch 24 (SW24) is entering into the US residential intrusion market with a twist to conventional wisdom — no long-term monitoring contract, a move that will add convenience and portability for its customers. Customers will not be asked to sign a long-term contract; instead, the company said customers can select from several lifestyle intrusion packages, own their wireless equipment outright

Channel positive energy into ASEAN

Business Talk

Compared to the other markets in the Southeast Asian region, Thailand's channel structure is rather mature. One can easily find capable master distributors/integrators that have a nationwide network of consultants, dealers and installers, serving respective cities or regions with different solutions tailored to specific project requirements. As the prospects of an integrated economic community eme

Thai market spiced up

Business Talk

Talk to any business professional in Thailand, and the term AEC — ASEAN Economic Community — is bound to come up, as the entire country prepares itself to be the center of (and driving force behind) this thriving economic entity by year 2015 when zero tariffs on almost all goods and free flow of human resources are legally and officially permitted. It is estimated, according to US Commercial Servi

From guarding with eyes, to guarding with systems

Channel Players

Security services, and providers of such, in Thailand have come a long way. Back in the 1980s, there were only foreign companies (such as Chubb and Secom) operating locally. We started as a guarding services company with less than 100 people, and have grown to be a force of more than 15,000 (thanks to assistance and support from our friends at Certis Cisco in Singapore), encompassing guards, pe

IT background helps in physical, electronic security

Channel Players

Here is another success story from a Thai value-added distributor and system integrator.

When Advance Integrated Technology (AIT) was established in 1993, the company started as an IT system integrator, providing customized hardware, software, solutions and services. In 1997 as the Asian financial crisis hit, we shifted our focus to digital surveillance, working with Korean and Taiwane

Who You Know, What You Know

Channel Players

In Thai security, the business culture is such that relationships between local partners and local governments or users are valued most. Other than the three southern provinces that are experiencing social unrest and are directly monitored (via thousands of cameras) by the central government, solution providers or distributors are advised to foster and build rapport with individual provincial g

Change or Perish

Channel Players

We started in the 1970s, selling office automation products (hence the company name). About 15 years ago, we began to dabble in physical security, with Samsung Techwin cameras. It was not easy selling the security surveillance concept and breaking into new market segments, so we approached hotels and condominiums with existing, old equipment (mostly European, American and Japanese brands) and

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