Security Systems News

MAR 2017

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■ Custom Branding ■ NAS/DAS Archiving ■ 2-Way Audio ■ Audio Streaming ■ Email Notifications on Event ■ Watermark on Export ■ Dual Stream Support (for DVRs, NVRs and Hybrid Units) SecureGuard® comes full circle. We offer FREE hands- on training at Speco headquarters using our powerful SecureGuard® security console. Join us at booth 20043 at ISC West and learn from our technical savvy and experienced SecureGuard® team and become an expert yourself! Speco has released exciting new updates for our robust SecureGuard® Video Management Software that features multiple new additions that not only provide users with an extra level of security, but also makes the software more convenient and accessible than ever. Speco provides full support surrounding our robust SecureGuard® VMS. Along with our free software updates and design service, no camera licensing fees, apps for mobile devices and Apple TV, we offer custom configured servers that come preloaded with SecureGuard® VMS. ■ User Access Management ■ Batch Export Event Clips ■ Tag Sites of Interest ■ Backup, Repair & Restore Database Select Security's Joe Mitton talks about his home security system setup w hen Joe Mitton, Select Security's director of marketing and communications, joined the company about six years ago, the company had around 80 people. Now, it has close to 200. Security Systems News talked with Mitton about the alarm system he uses. What kind of security system do you have? At home, I currently have a Qolsys panel, with the Alarm.com backend to power the many Z-Wave devices in my house. In addition to cameras, we have an Alarm.com thermostat, door locks, garage door openers, and hardwired light switches because we use it for the home automation and convenience side more often than the security. Why this particular setup? The setup at my house changes over time. The particular setup we have is because, here at Select Security, we have what we call our Strategic Vendor Committee, which makes a lot of the vendor and product decisions for the entire organization. As the co-chair, I like to test and evaluate the products and services in a home setting for potential use. What is one aspect of your security system that you wouldn't want to live without? Originally, my wife and I used it solely for arming and disarming, but as we added more of the advanced devices, it turned into much more of a lifestyle and convenience thing. … I can't believe how fast the technology is evolving and how much I wouldn't want to live with that part of it anymore. Where do you see security going next? What are some big trends? I think, at this point, everyone kind of agrees that the consumer is looking for more integration and interactive services, even on the commercial side of things. I think the next evolution is going to be how service providers can match the iterations with the hardware with the data being collected to create unique customer experiences and conveniences that are ultimately seamless to the consumer. —Spencer Ives How I Use My s yste M Mitton uses a Qolsys panel. New S Poll Continued from page 3 Master Lock, said that drones are useful in several areas. "I like the idea of drone protection for residential use, but these kinds of technologies first need to become mainstream in the commercial space before they are economi- cally adapted for home use," he said. "Despite the very quick adop- tion of drones for public events and other kinds of surveillance work, they aren't m a i n s t r e a m for a few more years—mostly d u e t o c o s t . A really good drone needs to be steady in flight and can withstand wind gusts— those models aren't affordable for the masses yet," Bartucci contin- ued. One reader believes that drones have obstacles to overcome before they see wider adoption. "I feel that drones have many potential uses in the market place. Just going to have to get the regula- tions and guidelines for usage taken care of," he or she said. Drones could change the way that security is viewed. "Drones make the threat environment three dimensional," Doug Haines, owner and CEO of Haines Securi- ty Solutions said. "Security profes- sionals will need to adapt from the two dimensional environment." When asked what other tech- n o l o g i e s a r e a l s o s h o w i n g promise, 46 per- cent said they s e e p o t e n t i a l in smart home a s s i s t a n t s / A I . " M y A m a z o n E c h o i s p h e - nomenal with VR and I foresee that technology getting increas- ingly better relative to being able to interact with other devices in and around the perimeter of the house, enabling real time security threats to be monitored and acted upon," Bartucci said. Thirty-two percent said that robots are also proving to be use- ful in security. Twenty-two percent said they are not sure, or have a different opinion. SSN "Drones make the threat environment three dimensional. ... Security professionals will need to adapt from the two dimensional environment." —Doug h aines, h aines Security Solutions SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS Ma RC h 2017 www.securitysystemsnews.com NEWS 7

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