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AUG 2017

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Lars Thinggaard, president and CEO, Milestone Systems, said in the announcement, "We are proud to deliver the technology and know- how that ARCUS Global Inc. will use as their foundation. The spin- off allows us to continue to grow Milestone's leadership position within on premise and private cloud video management solu- tions, where we continue to increase our invest- ments." Currently, ARCUS Global Inc. has 20 employees, and "we will be ramping up to 100- plus within the next three years," Nordenlund Friis told Security Systems News, noting that he sees major opportunities for the company and for customers leveraging cloud-based solutions. "We see this market com- ing together right now for rapid growth, which is why we launched this venture," he said. "We see a volume 20, number 8 A u G u ST 2017 n $7.00 Commer C ial & Sy S tem S i ntegrator S n Mountain Alarm unveils new HQ facility p AG e 14 n Titan Alarm buys two, expands footprint p AG e 15 m onitoring n AICC opens annual survey on communications p AG e 19 n MONI prepared for Fourth of July alarm spike p AG e 19 r e S idential Sy S tem S n CSG gains $40 million in additional funding p AG e 22 n Owen Security receives $5m line of credit p AG e 22 Supplier S n Hikvision stays on top in global market share p AG e 26 n Pelco launches professional VMS for SMB market p AG e 26 n OnSSI secures growth capital investment p AG e 27 alarm see page 25 stats Global VMS market growing See page 2 products What's new in biometric technology See page 29 Security robots go on tour Canon's new company to harness the cloud C anon see page 27 robot S see page 14 By Paul Ragusa LONDON—Canon announced on June 27 a new business based in California called ARCUS Global Inc. Owned by Canon Europe and built on the intellectual property, technology and expertise of Canon Group company Milestone Systems, ARCUS Global Inc. will address the significant unmet global market demand from large enterprises for "Video Cloud IoT as a Service" for security and business optimization. "We are excited to launch our new company ... and to introduce Video Cloud IoT as a Service not currently offered to the global enterprise market," Lars Norden- lund Friis, CEO of ARCUS Global Inc., said in the announcement. "We have a clear competitive advan- tage by drawing on the strengths of Milestone Systems and partnering with global leaders in public cloud infrastructure and IT technology." By Paul Ragusa ATLANTA—U.S. Security Associ- ates (USA), a full-service safety and security solutions provider based here, has announced that it is the first private security company to be an authorized reseller of the Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicles, and will be host- ing exclusive demonstration events across the U.S. this summer. "In addition to acting as an addi- tional deterrent for criminal activity, the real value new technologies like the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV offers is mining site-specific data in areas inhospitable or too cumbersome for traditional officer patrols and pro- viding insights, compliance and rec- ommendations that maximize the 'Total Value to Protect,'" Richard U.S. Security Associates now authorized reseller of Sharp A-UGVs By Paul Ragusa YARMOUTH, Maine—The n e w S a n d y S p r i n g s , G a . , alarm ordinance, which as of press time was set to be voted on July 18, is alarming many in the security industry as it looks to force alarm dealers to pay their subscriber's false alarm fees and fines. "This makes as much sense as a car rental company being responsible for paying your speed- i n g t i c k - e t s i f y o u get caught speeding in their car," D a n G o r- don, presi- dent of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Security Asso- ciation (GELSSA), and owner of Ga.-based Gordon Security, told Security System News. Gordon, as well as many security companies working in Georgia, including LOUD Security and Ackerman Secu- rity, are rallying others in the industry to pay attention to what is going on in Sandy Springs. "If Sandy Springs passes this, which city goes next?" J o h n L o u d , p re s i d e n t o f LOUD Security Systems, told SSN, noting that he does not think this ordinance will help Sandy Springs reduce false dispatches. " T h e y o u t s o u r c e t h e If passed, new alarm ordinance will put the burden on dealers L. Wyckoff, president and CEO of USA, said in the announcement. He continued, "Robotics that enable data-driven technologies By Spencer Ives OGDEN, Utah—AvantGuard on June 29 announced chang- es in its executive team; Justin Bailey, the company's COO, will also be its president, and former president Josh Garner will retain his role and title as AvantGuard's CEO. "This transition's been, in www.securitysystemsnews.com should be a key consideration when putting together a comprehensive security and safety program. Robot- ics and drones will increasingly play a major role in complementing a traditional officer force and USA intends to expand our capabilities to ensure leading edge technology is available to our customers." The Sharp robots utilize a naviga- tion surveillance platform to patrol predefined routes, extending the property coverage and impact of a traditional security force, accord- ing to the press release. In addition to standard information gathering tools, optional observation and sen- sor equipment is available, and is configurable to meet a customer's changing safety needs. bailey see page 21 Sandy Springs set to fine dealers STATS .......................................2 Specific A lly S pe A kin G ........6 How i u S e my S y ST em..........7 G ue ST commen TA ry ...........10 edi T ori A l .............................11 five que ST ion S ...................31 d ATA b A nk .............................31 Nordenlund Friis AvantGuard names new president Justin Bailey, the company's COO, takes on the new role John Loud U.S. Security Associates is taking Sharp A-UGVs, pictured here, on tour this summer. Photo provided by Sharp

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