Security Systems News

FEB 2018

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35 Print or digital format! FREE SUBSCRIPTION sion detection systems and other sensitive capabilities. This real-time solution will provide the State Department with actionable information for immediate reaction and response to high-level threats in critical loca- tions around the globe. The PSIM system will enable the Department of State to realize orga- nizational efficiencies and improved secu- rity posture through increased awareness, and allow for reduced response time, improved situa- tion awareness, and enhanced event monitoring and reporting. John Rezzonico, Edge360 CEO, said that this project is exciting because it not only volume 20, number 1 january 2017 n $7.00 CommerCial & SyStemS integratorS n Cunningham Security acquires two companies page 16 n Sentry Security Solutions secures funding page 16 monitoring n PERS company rebrands and refocuses page 20 n Connect America acquires two companies page 20 reSidential SyStemS n Vector Security receives $300 million in credit page 22 n CONNECT Panel: Company branding in the digital age page 22 n Vortex Security secures $3 million in funding page 23 SupplierS n Safran Identity and Security to open new location page 31 n Schalge survey looks at millennial renters and smart homes page 31 HiKViSion see page 32 SPECIAL REPORT Honeywell CONNECT wrap-up See page 27 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT What's new in PSIM solutions? See page 30 Z-Wave aims to secure IoT Edge360 to integrate system for State Dept. edge360 see page 17 Z-WaVe see page 25 By Paul Ragusa ASHBURN, Va.—Edge360, a global integrator of security t e c h n o l o g i e s , w i l l l e a d t h e development, integration and worldwide rollout of a Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) system in support of the State Department's w o r l d w i d e u p g r a d e as part of a recently awarded $73 million contract. Edge360 will sup- port prime contrac- tor, Communications Resource, Inc. (CRI), by pro- viding subject matter expertise in the development, integration and installation of the platform that includes geo-spatial aware- ness, 3-D modeling, video sur- veillance, access control, intru- Company to support worldwide rollout of PSIM solution as part of $73m contract By Paul Ragusa FREMONT, Calif.—The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, is adding a security requirement to its long-standing interoperability certi- fication. According to Mitch- ell Klein, Z-Wave Alli- ance executive direc- tor, the Alliance Board of Directors voted to mandate all devices receiving Z-Wave Cer- tification after April 2, 2017 to include the new advanced Security 2 (S2) framework, an important addition to the Alli- ance's certification program New security requirement raises existing standard for interoperability By Paul Ragusa H A N G Z H O U , C h i n a — Hikvision's recent media tour, which included visits to its h e a d q u a rt e r s b a s e d h e re , as well as cultural stops in Shanghai and Beijing, pro- vided a unique glimpse into both a country rich in tradi- tion and history and a com- pany striving to stay at the f o r e f r o n t i n s e c u r i t y technology. As Hikvi- s i o n C E O Ya n g z h o n g Hu pointed out during a press confer- ence at the Security China 2016 trade show at the China Interna- tional Exhibition Center, the company was first started with that idea of innovation in mind. "Hikvision is a technology company started by engi- neers, and our first products proved to be a success in the market and we became profit- able in the first few years we started the company," Hu said through interpreters. "We believe we have a continu- ous endeavor in the develop- ment of new technologies and products, and we would like to grow together with this industry." A t i t s h e a d q u a r t e r s and its booth at Security China 2016, the company's Media tour provides unique glimpse into company's strategy Yangzhong Hu that will require manufacturers to adopt a stronger level of IoT security. "The recent spate of hack- ings and DDoS and other things going on are more or less happy coincidences and not motivation on our part, and the reason I put it that way is because something as complex as the S2 Security pro- tocol that we've estab- l i s h e d h a s b e e n i n development for more than four years," Klein told Security Systems News. "No one can afford to sit on their hands and wait—consum- ers deserve IoT devices in their home to have the strongest By Paul Ragusa N E W L O N D O N a n d DANBURY, Conn.—ACRE, LLC, the holding company that owns Vanderbilt Indus- tries, Mercury Security and recently acquired ACT in Ire- land, announced this week the acquisition of Communication Networks LLC (ComNet), a levels of security possible. IoT smart home technologies that don't act will be left behind." Klein said that the update is backwards compatible, so any devices that are running on the current chip sets can be firmware updated to include S2 without having to make any hardware changes, and the updates can be pushed. "The reason why we moved forward with it is because we wanted to ensure that as we got more and more complex devic- es, and more and more complex systems, that security becomes a base part of all devices and everything in the system," Klein explained. "In order to achieve aCre see page 33 Hikvision CEO gives 'view from the top' stats .......................................2 How I use my system ..........7 specIf Ically speakIng........8 edItorIal .............................12 guest commentary ...........13 specIal report ..................27 f I ve questIons ...................35 databank .............................35 Mitchell Klein John Rezzonico ACRE LLC makes an acquisition Deal adds telecom infrastructure for video surveillance

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