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  • Courtesy of IP Video: Tough Love for Open-Platform VMS
    Video management software (VMS) is exactly that — software that manages a video surveillance system. While this used to mean monitoring the video streams from various cameras, open-platform VMS is gaining momentum, riding on the coattails of the IP revolution and catering to the needs of increasingl
    Editor / Provider: a&s International | Updated: 2012 / 2 / 21
  • Home Automation: No Longer Sci-Fi Nor Wealthy Privilege
    “Clap on! Clap off!” It started with the clapper, a device first sold in the 80s that allowed people to turn their lights on and off with a burst of applause. Home automation (HA) has come a long way since the clapper and offers much more beyond lighting control. The global HA and control system
    Editor / Provider: Tevin Wang | Updated: 2012 / 1 / 3
  • Siemens Building Technologies: 15 Trends in Security and Building Automation
    Siemens Building Technologies has high hopes for 2012; it did not provide just 12 trends to watch but 15 of them. Security trends were outlined by Magali Epin, Marketing and Business Development, while building automation trends were discussed by Achim Schaepper, Head of Operational Marketing.
    Editor / Provider: Submitted by Siemens Building Technologies | Updated: 2011 / 12 / 28
  • Johnson Controls: 12 Building Automation and Security Trends for 2012
    In 2012, more businesses will examine how to operate and protect a building and its occupants. There will also be an increased emphasis on designing and retrofitting green buildings. Without the benefit of a crystal ball, Andre Greco, Director of Sales, Security and Fire Solutions for Johnson Contro
    Editor / Provider: Submitted by Johnson Controls | Updated: 2011 / 12 / 27
  • RFID Pays Its Dues
    There is more than meets the eye. In addition to access control and asset tracking, RFID via smart cards is now suitable for cashless vending, transit applications and other stored-value applications.
    Editor / Provider: the Editorial Team | Updated: 2011 / 12 / 27
  • Security Industry Builds on Value and Service
    Uncertainty is the theme for 2012. a&s talks to researchers, solution providers, channel partners and consultants to find out what's next in the year to come. Uncertainty is the refrain of 2012. While the 2008 financial crisis eliminated unfit players in physical security, a looming debt crisis
    Editor / Provider: a&s International | Updated: 2011 / 12 / 22
  • Technology Trends: IP, Cloud and Intelligence
    IP Fallout IP offers tremendous benefits, but presents a high technology threshold to cross over. “The market is highly fragmented,” Holtenhoff said. “As the world moves to IT-fication, we're going to see shakeout.” Scaling the IP learning curve can be lucrative but difficult. “Since the cost o
    Editor / Provider: a&s International | Updated: 2011 / 11 / 23
  • Service-based Approach to Stay Competitive
    The past 10 years of security have been predefined by Sept. 11, 2001. A tremendous boom with double- or even triple-digit growth took place until the recession dampened the market's giddiness. With market uncertainty, what's next for the coming 10 years? We find out more from Security 50 participant
    Editor / Provider: a&s International | Updated: 2011 / 11 / 23
  • Targeting Emerging Markets and Innovations
    Targeting Emerging Markets The seemingly recovering yet shaky global economic conditions required security companies to tighten their belts. Top performers found success in emerging markets, and aimed to increase market presence in these regions through partnerships, acquisitions or new offices.
    Editor / Provider: The Editorial Team | Updated: 2011 / 11 / 23

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