Security Systems News

MAY 2017

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industry professionals and are responsible for more than $3.5 billion annually in security, fire and life safety installations. In addition to a comprehen- sive education lineup and training and certi- fication opportunities, PSA TEC will show- case more than 100 leading security and audio-visual product manufacturers at the exhibit hall, open for one day only on May 10. SSN: How is PSA TEC 2017 shaping up? What are some the highlights of this year's conference? B O Z E M A N : P S A T E C i s shaping up really well, and we are excited about the show. In terms of numbers, we do a fairly volume 20, number 5 may 2017 n $7.00 Commer C ial & Sy S tem S i ntegrator S n Northland Controls opens new HQ office page 14 n Paladin and Criterion form mega- company page 14 m onitoring n I-View Now partners with COPS Monitoring page 22 n Rapid Response plans to hire 125 employees page 23 r e S idential Sy S tem S n OneEvent brings predictive analytics to fire detection page 24 n TechSec 2017 panel: The future of IoT page 24 Supplier S n Dahua opens new facility in Massachusetts page 27 n Princeton Identity unveils first product under its new name page 27 n AMAG integrates technology with BioConnect page 29 alarm. C om see page 28 stats Disruption in the smart home market See page 2 products What's new in home automation? See page 29 Record crowds at ISC West An inside look at the PSA Security Network p S a see page 15 i SC see page 7 By Paul Ragusa WESTMINSTER, Colo.—As the PSA Security Network—one of the largest electronic security cooperatives—gets ready for i t s a n n u a l s e c u r i t y conference, TEC 2017 in Westminster, Colo., M a y 7 - 1 1 , S e c u r i t y Systems News caught up with the organiza- tion's president and CEO, Bill Bozeman, and director of mar- keting, Kim Garcia, to get their thoughts on the show, the network and the integrator community as a whole. The PSA Security Network is owned by integrators through- out North America, and com- bined, PSA members boast more than 300 branch locations, employ nearly 6,000 security President and CEO Bill Bozeman talks PSA TEC, industry trends and new technology By Spencer Ives and Paul Ragusa LAS VEGAS—Many of the compa- nies Security Systems News talked with on the ISC West 2017 show floor noted on the good attendance. Following the show, Sherida Sessa, industry vice president for ISC Events, told Security Systems News that "All of the metrics are up." The show had more than 30,000 attendees, a 3 percent increase from previous years and a new milestone for the show, according to Sessa. The show had more than 1,000 exhibitors, more than 200 of which were new to the show this year. Will Wise, group VP for Reed Exhibitions' security portfolio, is new to the organization. He joined Reed weeks before ISC West 2017. Prior to his current role, Wise More than 30,000 pros attended, show floor had 200 new exhibitors By Paul Ragusa TYSONS, Va.—, which provides a platform for the connected home and b u s i n e s s , a n n o u n c e d t h e acquisition of substantially all of ObjectVideo Inc.'s busi- ness, including the company's products, technology portfo- lio and personnel. The business, now called ObjectVideo Labs, will accel- erate's research and development of video services and video analyt- ics applications for both the residential and commercial markets, and will continue to provide advanced research and engineering services for federal government custom- ers. " W h a t w e l i k e d a b o u t ObjectVideo is the company started doing high-end, very sophisticated analytics in the late '90s working on military and government research- type projects," Jeff Bedell, chief strategy and innova- tion officer for, told Security Systems News. "So when they came on the market, we looked at them and said these guys are a great fit for the company, plus they were located close to us." Founded in 1998 by scien- tists and program managers from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the ObjectVideo t e a m a v e r a g e s m o re t h a n 15 years of experience and Company purchases ObjectVideo, video analytics specialist worked with IoT media, research and events. "The energy and com- mitment across the show is what really stood out to me, and how many elements come together— from the big exhibitors to the start- ups," he said. Over the years, the show has con- sistently focused on industry trends and new technologies that impact By Paul Ragusa Y A R M O U T H , M a i n e — Companies across industries are increasingly leveraging the cloud for security applications, with 42 percent of respondents in a new study commissioned by Schneider Electric indicat- ing they currently run security applications in the cloud and the security space, according to Sessa. "The makeup of exhibitors that you see on the show floor is very different than what you've seen in the past. [We've] definitely still have remained true to our core; our access control, our video, our camera manufacturers, our alarm manufacturers. … But, we've really added to that base with some very new and interesting technologies," Sessa said. "We're at a very exciting time in security in general. There's a lot that's changing, a lot of new tech- nology that's available—just what we saw last week: with all of the artificial intelligence that's coming online and especially the drones and robots," she said. "It's really the C loud see page 21 acquires analytics company stats .......................................2 s pecifically speaking........6 How i use my system........10 editorial .............................11 special report ..................21 five questions ...................31 databank .............................31 Bill Bozeman Adoption of cloud inevitable New study sees continued adoption of cloud-based solutions "We're at a very exciting time in security in general. There's a lot that is changing, a lot of new technology." — s herida s essa, isc e vents

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