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APR 2017

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www.securitysystemsnews.com Ap RI l 2017 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 12 Smart access means trust The merger of Dorma and Kaba has formed an industry leader and trusted source for security and access controls. Our combined strengths have allowed us to broaden our product offering to include a full-range of architectural hardware and electronic access control solutions. From this position of strength we will dedicate more resources to develop innovative solutions that create trust and value for you, our customer. Because your trust is our most valuable asset. dormakaba.us 888 539 7226 sPE aking Continued from page 6 of the integrators, which is required by the emergence of megapixel cameras and IP addressable devices. We are seeing cameras as high as 40 megapixels, which have lim- ited use cases at this time. It is getting more common to find a 4K version of a camera in each manufacturer's line. We are seeing an increase of the use of biometric readers in applications where carry- ing a credential is difficult. What is your view on the industry moving forward? We are seeing security being used more and more as an operational tool than the historical security moni- toring system. The ability to confirm that enough conces- sion stands are open to serve the public at a stadium or to identify where in a store the customer travels most are becoming a more com- mon requirement of systems today. As a result of this kind of request we are seeing a convergence of security sub-system into one system for the operators to use. We see more and more integra- tion of access control, video surveillance, intrusion, and intercommunication system at the database level. We are also seeing the need to bring in building management alarms into the converged system. —Paul Ragusa Specifically Speaking features Q-and-A with a different security consultant every month. Con- sultants are provided to Security Systems News by SecuritySpeci- fiers. "The electronic security industry works collaboratively with law enforcement through this Coali- tion. With so many acquisitions in the industry, donations to SIAC have declined and we need to come together to support their extremely important work." She continued, "We encourage all of our members to donate to this worthy cause." ESA Gives Back kicked off the fundraising efforts and accepted $3,290 in donations at its Leadership Sum- mit event in Tampa, Fla., in Feb- ruary. In the announcement SIA noted that SIAC "works tirelessly on behalf of the electronic securi- ty and life safety industry to foster By SSN Staff IRVING, Texas—Each year, the Electronic Security Association's philanthropic ESA Gives Back program engages its members in supporting charitable initiatives. In 2016, the program raised over $10,000 for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, benefitting the families of law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty. ESA is proud to announce that it has chosen the Security Indus- try Alarm Coalition as the recipi- ent of this year's ESA Gives Back fundraising efforts. "We are proud to give back to SIAC," ESA president Angela White said in the announcement. E sa picks sia C as 2017 g ive Back Partner strong relationships with public safety officials. Funded solely through donations, SIAC needs the industry to come together to ensure continued operations. Over the years, SIAC has worked to retain police response in numerous communities; prevent onerous ordinances and policies that would fine alarm companies for their customers' violations. SIAC has also created alarm management committees where law enforcement and the security industry work together towards solutions rather than divisively." Stan Martin, executive director of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition, said in a prepared statement, "Our industry's rela- tionship with law enforcement is based on the shared mission of protecting and serving the pub- lic." SSN

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