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Industry report: Marriage of IP Video and VMS

By now, the news of Canon Europe acquiring Milestone Systems has made its way into every nook and cranny of the security industry. While the acquisition itself may not have come as such a surprise, the fact that Canon Europe, a small fish in the video surveillance game, was the acquirer proved to be much more of a shocker. Now, the question of what this means for other video surveillance and video... Full story

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Security Services Providers Set to Embrace IP

Viewpoint

Security services providers (SSPs) are adjusting their business models and marketing strategies to seek more profitable operations as competition heats up. The current trend is the integration of video and alarm systems, for the sake of keeping false alarms down. As responding to every “triggered” alarm can be costly, smarter detection is a boon for integrated video and alarm solutions.

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Security Services Providers Set to Embrace IP (Part 2)

Viewpoint

Over these past few years, the alarm-monitoring industry has undergone such a surge in acquisition activity, according to Allan McHale, Director of Memoori Business Intelligence. Tyco International purchased Broadview Security, followed by GTCR's purchase of Protection One. Monitronics was acquired by Ascent Media as well. Cash flow in the difficult trading conditions of the last two years' eco

Protection One Expands Through New Mexico and Alabama Acquisitions

Channel Players

Protection 1, the second-largest business and home security company in the U.S., announced the acquisition of Las Cruces, N.M.-based Central Alarm Inc., and Montgomery, Ala.-based Advanced Solutions Inc., adding to its impressive portfolio of service-focused commercial and residential security entities.

Protection 1 will gain over 2,000 accounts through these acquisitions and incorpora

Thai Market is More Than Just Bangkok

Channel Players

When Smartcomputer started the distribution operation 14 years ago, none of us would have thought that the Thai security market would get this big. Now, we have two separate teams, analog systems and IP solutions, servicing different clients with varied requirements. The IP team was formed three years ago, to cater to increasing market demand and to demystify that network-based security technol

Memoori: Is There Still Room for Distributors?

Business Talk

The channels of distribution in the physical security industry are changing, particularly in the Video Surveillance sector, where IP network products has taken a major leap forward in the last 3 years requiring new skills for designing and installing systems.

We have been charting the routes to market for physical security equipment since 2006 and there have been major changes acr

Axxonsoft and JVC Partner on IP HD

Business Talk

AxxonSoft has broadened its software support to include integration with the new Super LoLux HD line of IP cameras from JVC, a technology leader in the development and manufacturing of hardware for video management systems.

The Super LoLux HD line of IP cameras uses state-of-the-art JVC Super LoLux CMOS sensors that support 1080p resolution. Super LoLux technology allows capturing colo

Vivotek and Milestone Continue Strategic Channel Collaboration

Channel Players

VIVOTEK and Milestone Systems have collaborated extensively over the first half year of 2012 and will continue to invest in strategic channel cooperation.

Up to today, VIVOTEK has participated in seven sessions of Milestone Partner Open Platform (MPOP) Days, ranging from France to Russia and Spain to Denmark. VIVOTEK will be present for additional upcoming MPOP events, including Turkey

UK Integrator Reliance to Resell Vidsys Software

Channel Players

VidSys allows organisations to resolve business and security situations in real time, announced today that Reliance High Tech, an independent systems integrator that specialises in integrated electronic and software-driven security services and solutions, will resell the VidSys PSIM software. Loughborough University, one of England's leading universities, is one of the first organisations to be

Cisco and Thales Target Global Security and Defense Market

Channel Players

Cisco and Thales, a global technology leader with a unique capability to provide equipment, systems solutions and services that meet the most complex security requirements for defense and security, aerospace and transportation markets, today announced a new partnership to address the global defense and security market.

The new agreement will combine Thales' global industry expertise w

Nedap Expands Retail Partner Network in Poland

Channel Players

Nedap Retail recently expanded their partner network with a new and strong Polish partner, SSI S.A. With this new partner Nedap is able to deliver nationwide service of Electronic Article Surveillance products and the RFID based Store-!D products in Poland.

SSI is one of Poland's largest and most professional supplier of security and low voltage solutions in retail. Nedap Retail contra

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