Security Systems News

JAN 2018

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annual revenues]. At the same time—doubled the size of our employee population," Bryan Viau, VTI's chief operating offi- cer, told Security Systems News. In addition to Omaha, the company has branch offices in Milwaukee; Den- ver; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Cheyenne, Wy.; Amarillo, Texas; and Dallas. VTI has about 220 total employees across its locations, w i t h t h e m a j o r i t y based in Minnesota and Denver, Viau said. The new space in Omaha has "a full warehouse, elevated dock for receiving large items, a lab for the set-up and deployment of test and beta equipment—or a place for our technicians to settle in, a full office space and then a training center—what we call a learning center," Viau said. volume 21, number 1 january 2018 n $7.00 Commer C ial & Sy S tem S i ntegrator S n PSA TEC conference program announced page 14 n Minuteman Security announces nationwide expansion page 14 m onitoring n TMA unveils new operator training course page 18 n PPVAR looks to new standards, education in 2018 page 18 r e S idential Sy S tem S n Honeywell Connect 2017 wrap-up coverage page 22 n MONI, Skyline Smart Home Protective partner page 22 n Parks Associates looks at role of voice in the home page 22 Supplier S n Body camera company Occly opens dealer network page 26 n Galaxy Controls, Allegion announce enhanced integration page 26 m anything see page 26 vti see page 14 a SS a a B lo y see page 28 editorial TechSec Solutions set for Delray Beach See page 8 products Check out the latest in video surveillance See page 29 ASSA ABLOY: An innovation and sustainability leader VTI Security expands its footprint in Omaha By Spencer Ives B U R N S V I L L E , M i n n . — V T I Security, a national commer- c i a l i n t e g r a t o r b a s e d h e re , is expanding its presence in O m a h a , N e b . , m o v i n g t o a larger office and increasing its employee count in the area. V T I f i r s t o p e n e d an office in Omaha i n 2 0 1 5 , w i t h t w o employees and an 800 s q u a r e - f o o t s p a c e . Now, the company has about 10 employees in the area and is moving to a recently remodeled 5,000 square-foot facility. The com- pany has been building out the space since late 2016 and signed the lease on the space Oct. 1 this year. "We've had steady and con- sistent growth. … In the last roughly five years, we've grown from around $30 million to e x c e e d i n g $ 6 0 m i l l i o n [ i n By Paul Ragusa NEW HAVEN, Conn.—For a company like ASSA ABLOY, it would be easy to rest on its laurels as a leader in the lock and intrusion business for nearly 25 years. But that is not the case with this inter- national company that was formed in 1994 through the merger o f A S S A i n S w e d e n and Abloy in Finland. Since then, the company has grown from a regional entity into an international group with approximately 47,000 employ- ees and annual sales of more By Paul Ragusa OXFORDSHIRE, England— Manything, a British video monitoring software com- pany based here, has joined forces with Hikivison, one of the largest manufacturers of CCTV cameras, to pro- vide a fully i n t e g r a t e d s e c u r i t y s y s t e m that can be c o n t ro l l e d and viewed f r o m t h e p a l m o f your hand. "Cloud has quickly become a buzzword in the security industry; it provides an excit- ing opportunity to add new functionality and recurring revenue to traditional secu- rity systems," James West, Manything CEO and founder told Security Systems News via email. "Our engineers vis- ited Hikvision HQ in China to integrate Manything soft- ware with a range of their cameras—now their installers can offer cloud recording and remote viewing to their end customers." He pointed out that the M a n y t h i n g a p p h a s b e e n "painstakingly developed" to offer the ultimate peace of mind for small and large busi- nesses, as well as homeown- ers. Manything gives Hikvi- sion users the ability to watch live feeds, access video stored Partnership allows for cloud recording and remote viewing Tour of HQ and solar farm provides glimpse into company's future than $8 billion. In addition to the continued innovations in the lock and mobile access arena, the compa- ny is leading in the area of sustainability, from the energy savings that can be attained with its products, to the solar energy farm that helps power one of the com- pany's two manufac- turing plants based in Connecticut. Martin Huddart, president of Access and Egress Hardware at ASSA ABLOY, told Security Sys- tems News during a recent visit to the company's U.S. headquar- By Spencer Ives LAKE FOREST, Calif.—NMC recently hired Nicola Oakie, who previously worked as the general manager with Ameri- can Video and Security and then the director of business development at I-View Now, as the company's new director of national sales. ters based here, that there is a lot of pressure on manufactur- ers today to stay at the forefront of new technology, especially with the pace of change that is going on in the residential space over the past few years. "What is interesting for us is the residential world is moving so fast that it is driving the com- mercial world at a faster pace," Huddart said. "The implica- tions for us as manufacturers, we have to do a better job of making our technology imple- mentable and easier to use. I think we are doing that in the residential world but all of us nm C see page 18 Manything, Hikvision team up in the cloud stats .......................................2 How I use my system..........3 s pec I f I cally speak I ng........6 ed I tor I al ...............................8 f I ve quest I ons ...................31 databank .............................31 New sales director at NMC Nicola Oakie brings more than 20 years of experience to new role James West Martin Huddart Bryan Viau

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