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JAN 2018

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briefs january 2018 SEC ur IT y S y STEMS n EWS suppliers 26 By Spencer Ives CHICAGO—Occly, a manufac- turer of a monitored wearable body camera alarm system founded in 2015, is now look- ing to build out a national dealer network, Marc Harris, company co-founder, told Security Systems News. The four cameras on the Blinc system covers about 280 degrees around the user, when the device is worn on a user's arm. The current model operates through a Bluetooth connection with a smartphone. Occly is currently developing a cellular version, which it hopes to release in mid-2018. Occly launched the Blinc system in June in the consumer space and since then has rec- ognized a potential in offering it in more commercial settings, Arteco announces integration with Bosch Security Systems FAENZA, Italy—Arteco, a global provider of event-driven intelligent video manage- ment solutions, announced recently that its Video Event Management and Video Intelligence Solutions are now integrated with Bosch Security Systems IP cameras and security devices. The close integra- tion between Bosch technologies and Arteco's NEXT video event management system (VEMS) will support more of Bosch's core functions, leading to stron- ger security and advanced capabilities to build advanced intelligence. "Our partnership with Bosch and our ongoing efforts to develop a wide inte- gration library demonstrate our collective commitment to providing customers with a variety of technology options that allow users to realize unmatched video qual- ity, ease of management and simplified deployments," Giampaolo Sabbatani, CEO, Arteco, said in the announcement. Joint customers can now leverage the full power of Bosch video surveillance cameras through the Arteco VEMS plat- form, enabling higher levels of situational awareness, easier video search options and image de-warping, according to the press release. Additionally, the combina- tion allows for a wide range of functional- ities including 4K Ultra HD video stream- ing and recording, automatic discovery, bi-directional audio support, I/O monitor- ing and Bosch embedded Essential and Intelligent Video Analytics. Open Options, OnSSI announce integration ADDISON, Texas—Open Options, a leader in open platform access control solutions, and OnSSI, a provider of video management solutions, have expanded their existing technology partnership to provide a two-way integration between the Ocularis and DNA Fusion applica- tions, allowing access events to be shown in the VMS client. Open Options has supported an inte- gration with OnSSI for several years that allows DNA Fusion users the ability to pull up live and recorded video based on access events, utilize video tool tips from the camera tree, view video graphics on maps, and handle PTZ camera controls all through the DNA Fusion interface. "This integration between Ocularis and DNA Fusion provides users with the ability to easily combine access control and video into a powerful, effective, and intelligent solution that increases both security and situational awareness," Mulli Diamant, VP of international busi- ness development, OnSSI, said in the announcement. "Because Ocularis and DNA Fusion are both built on open architecture plat- forms, this integrated solution is capable of delivering more robust intelligence across multiple platforms." Body camera company opens dealer network By SSN Staff WA L K E R S V I L L E , M d . — Galaxy Control Systems, a manufacturer of access con- trol, announced that it has enhanced the level of inte- gration between its System Galaxy Access Control and Cloud Concierge products and Schlage NDE and LE wireless locks from Allegion, a global security products and solu- tions provider. "This new integration is a win-win for both integrators and security end users," Rick C a r u t h e r s , e x e c u t i v e v i c e president, Galaxy Control Systems, said in the announce- ment. "We are thrilled to part- ner with Allegion once again to offer all of our customers an advanced, cost-effective product." System Galaxy is a com- plete, enterprise-class access control and security manage- ment solution. The company's Cloud Concierge is a powerful suite of cloud-based access control services that provides a range of capabilities for real- time monitoring, management and control from anywhere via PC, tablet, or mobile phone. The Schlage NDE and LE wireless locks are designed to be easy to install, connect, manage and use. They were developed for facilities that want to upgrade to electronic credentials for improved secu- rity and efficiency, and are ideal for interior office doors, common area doors and sensi- tive storage spaces. The enhanced integration will offer end users and secu- rity integrators a solution that is mobile, creates operational efficiencies with security staff- ing and delivers cost-effective access control, yet is easy to install and use. "We are excited about this latest integration, which pairs the sophisticated security features of System Galaxy with the security and con- v e n i e n c e o f t h e S c h l a g e NDE and LE wireless locks," R o b e rt G a u l d e n , d i re c t o r of aftermarket & electronic sales, Allegion, said in the announcement. " O u r w i re l e s s s o l u t i o n s using electronic smart creden- tials are ideal for customers looking to implement or grow access control. Add in the enhanced monitoring capabili- ties offered by Galaxy, and cus- tomers have a fully integrated security solution." SSN particularly with the upcoming cellular model. Occly's market strategy will be "primarily dealer focused," Harris said; it has a direct to consumer channel currently, which will be phased out as the dealer net- work expands. " We h a v e just complet- e d a d e a l e r portal where, once they sign up with us, they have online access where they can come build hardware and sign up new customers," he said. The company uses a third party monitoring center and is looking to integrate with others as well, Harris noted. In addition to security deal- ers, the company is also looking for dealers among commercial safety suppliers. "For both of these different groups, whether it be security or safety, Occly is an opportunity for them to expand their customer base," Harris said. Occly's sys- tem has more uses than per- sonal safety, Harris noted. "In addition to it being an employee safety tool, we also offer a host of worker management tools. So, we do GPS tracking, we actu- ally have an indoor tracking solution in the works," he said. "We allow employers to look into cameras, if they want this service, to see what employees are seeing. Employees can actu- ally hit a button and upload video to the cloud, so that their management can see it." The system is applicable to a range of different verticals, according to Harris, including armed and unarmed security contractors, hospitality indus- tries and railroads, among others. The company's Blinc system can have a deterrent effect for consumers, similar to the yard sign for a security system, "As the device grows [in popular- ity] and people become more aware of what these things are, and criminals start to figure out what they are," Harris said. H e e n v i s i o n s e n t e r i n g international markets, such as Canada and Europe in the future, as early as 2018. SSN in the cloud and remotely control their cameras from t h e s m a rt p h o n e a p p o r from the Manything web- site. " We ' v e b e e n w o r k i n g with the Manything team to help them integrate their cloud software with our latest platform of IP cam- eras," Jason Yang, general manager, Hikvision UK, said in the announcement. "They provide a brilliant cloud storage solution, which can work along- side the Hikvision NVR for additional back up." According to Manything, t h e p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h Hikvision is "game chang- ing" for both installers and distributors in the security industry, as Manything's service can work along- side an NVR for additional offsite back-up or remove the need for a physical NVR completely; instead, users can easily save and view video content via the cloud. "On top of that, installers and distributors of Hikvision cameras can initiate a new recurring monthly revenue stream by reselling Manything sub- scriptions to their custom- ers," the company noted. Through just a few simple taps in the Manything iOS or Android app, a user can setup a comprehensive secu- rity camera network with no need for port forwarding or router configuration. M a n y t h i n g o v e rc o m e s cybersecurity and band- width challenges associ- ated with moving tradi- tional CCTV systems to the cloud, according to the company, noting that "all Hikvision cameras running Manything are non-discov- erable and have UPnP and NAT disabled. When videos are viewed they are trans- mitted over an encrypted TLS or HTTPS channels. Manything also intuitively adjusts frame rate, bit rate and resolution to ensure recorded events are sent to the cloud even in poor network conditions." Manything, which stands for 'monitor anything,' was founded in 2012 and has attracted more than one million users globally. SSN Galaxy Systems, Allegion enhance product integration Manything and Hikvision team up for cloud service Occly makes a monitored body camera alarm system for personal and commercial use "Occly is an opportunity for them to expand their customer base" —Marc Harris, Occly Continued from page 1

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