Security Systems News

DEC 2017

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As a security surveillance system installer you know the #1 reason customer's purchase — to watch over and protect what they value most! Whether it's a business, personal residence, or warehouse - they want to know that their valuables are secure. But can you assure them that their data is secure? Some of our competitors send customer's data to China, leaving their data vulnerable. Speco Technologies ® provides FREE U.S.-based DDNS servers, which means customer's are less likely to be victims of a cyberattacks. Speco products ensure that all data stays safe and lives right here is the U.S. Don't you want to give your customer that peace of mind? DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CUSTOMER'S DATA IS BEING STORED? You May Be Surprised! 1.800.645.5516 • Stat S Continued from page 2 mutually beneficial relation- ship." He added: "Basically, it allows the entrepreneur to secure sales before they've even made the product." According to IHS Market, the revenue numbers for DIY and consumer-grade prod- ucts in the security space are comparatively low. The research firm observed that the DIY segment accounted for 2 percent of global intru- sion equipment revenues in 2016 and less than 9 percent of the video surveillance market that year. The report also noted interoperability as a key concern among consumers. "Consumers are now more wary of purchasing prod- ucts that will not be able to integrate with their existing security/smart home devices. Future start-ups will need to allocate additional developer resources to ensuring that their systems are as open as possible," it read. SSN By SSN Staff NEW YORK—Reed Exhibi- tions on Nov. 14 announced the launch of Unmanned Security & Safety Expo 2018, set to take place Nov. 14 & 15 in New York City, along- side next year's ISC East show at the Javits Center. The launch is an expansion of the Unmanned Security segment at Reed Exhibitions' ISC West event. " T h e a l l - n e w e v e n t i s focused on drones and robot- ics for commercial and gov- ernment security and safety use-cases and drone detection/ anti-drone solutions," Reed said in its announcement. "We're excited to launch this cutting-edge event co- located with ISC East in New York in 2018," Will Wise, ISC group vice president, said in a prepared statement. "Reed Exhibitions' security portfolio strives to provide the indus- try with the latest products, technologies and education in security and safety. Unmanned Security & Safety Expo direct- ly embraces an essential need in the industry for address- ing the in-depth issues and opportunities of security and safety for UAVs and UGVs. In line with this launch and continued rapid expansion of unmanned security and safety coverage across our portfolio of events, we're enthusiastic to also announce a collaboration with the Commercial Drone Alliance." "Our Commercial Drone A l l i a n c e h a s b e e n h e a v - ily focused on security con- cerns and the growth of the drone security market, and we're thrilled to support the Unmanned Security & Safety Expo at ISC West & ISC East in 2018," Gretchen West, co- executive director, Silicon Valley - Commercial Drone Alliance, said in a prepared statement. SSN By SSN Staff SILVER SPRING, Md.—President Donald Trump recently signed into law the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act, P.L. 115-78, culminating a yearlong effort led by SIA to preserve an important provision in federal energy effi- ciency requirements critical to the operation of security and fire alarm systems. "The PASS Act provides much- needed certainty to manufacturers, installers and service providers who are among thousands of Americans that work in the security industry … but ultimately it benefits the mil- lions of American consumers that depend on such security and life safety systems." Jake Parker, SIA director of government relations, said in the SIA announcement. Drafted with assistance from SIA and in collaboration with the energy efficiency community, the PASS Act extends a policy exempt- ing security and life safety external power supplies (EPS) from having to meet a "no-load mode" energy efficiency standard, since they must always be connected and in active mode by design and no efficiency gains would result. The new law makes the exemp- tion essentially permanent by removing the July 1, 2017 expira- tion date on the exemption and providing the U.S. Department of Energy with authority to retain the common-sense policy in any future updates to energy efficiency stan- dards governing external power supplies. SIA led a coalition of industry groups in working with Con- gress to secure the exemption in 2011, which included a "sunset provision"—a common way of ensuring a new policy set forth in legislation is reviewed by Congress before becoming more permanent. Preserving this exemption was a key concern for security manufac- tures and systems integrators, SIA said, noting, "Without it, product redesign and adjustments to man- ufacturing processes would need- lessly increase the cost of the equip- ment by 200-300 percent according to industry estimates, affecting not just manufacturers but the entire value chain." SSN SIA applauds enactment of Power and Security Systems Act Reed announces Unmanned Security & Safety Expo SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS D ECEM b ER 2017 NEWS 7

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