Security Systems News

MAR 2018

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Children and families in crisis across the USA need our help – and yours. And as a 501(c)(3) organization, Mission 500 now has even greater flexibility to work with local charities to better support existing and new sponsors and volunteers. But even with over 1100 children sponsored and many acts of charity performed to date, there's still a great deal of work to be done. Get involved today! Visit mission500.org for more information. Supporting Families Across America NEWS By Spencer Ives YARMOUTH, Maine—Several companies in the security indus- try used CES 2018 as a platform to launch new products and offerings, including ADT, Vivint and Medical Guardian to name a few. Security Systems News asked its readers if they attended the show and what they thought about it. "The lines between physi- cal security and IT/technology are blurring and the end user of today is more and more tech savvy and tech hungry. A show that offers to float high-tech security offerings on the rising tide of technology in general is a boon," Dan Gelinas, business development representative for Norris Inc., said in a response. Fifty-three percent of poll respondents said they attended SSN News Poll: Security is increasingly interested in CES the show. Thirty-seven percent said that they didn't attend CES this year, but were following reports coming out of the show. Eleven percent said they are not interested in CES. Attendance from the security industry could be going up. A few years ago, in early 2015, SSN asked its readers about CES, and 28 percent attended the show, while 69 percent chose to fol- low reports. Three percent didn't show interest in the show. A first-time attendee said they were impressed. "I'd heard how big that show is but you can't truly appreciate that unless you see it first hand. We weren't looking just for home gadgets, of which there were plenty; also we were interested in wearables (mPERS and other) and poten- tial new sources for RMR in gen- eral. We weren't disappointed!" When it comes to technolo- gies at CES, 47 percent said that they were most interested by the home automation gadgets being displayed. Thirty-seven percent were focused on AI and machine learning. Drones and robotics caught the eye of 16 percent. "Home automation and AI were both of major interest," Thom Meyer, COO of Secure Global Solutions, said. How does CES benefit the industry? Most respondents—53 percent—said that the show generates buzz around smart home products and offerings. Thirty-seven percent said that more security companies are using the show to launch new products. Eleven percent said the show doesn't benefit the industry. SSN Did your company attend CES 2018? What areas were most interesting? How does CES benefit the industry? News Poll based on answers provided by respondents in January and February. Due to rounding, figures may not add up to 100 percent. Kastle's Mark Ein discusses home security M a r k E i n , chairman of Kastle Systems, recently told Security Sys- tems News about the security sys- tem he has at his home. W h a t k i n d o f security system do you have? I h a v e a K a s - t l e S y s t e m ( o f course!) that is c o m p r i s e d o f KastlePresence, a h a n d s - f r e e m o b i l e a c c e s s control platform, a n d K a s t l e V i - deo, an award- winning cloud- b a s e d , s m a r t video platform. Why this particular setup? The combination of integrated access control and video sur- veillance provides unparalleled security coverage for my home and gives my family and I peace of mind. What is one aspect of your security system that you wouldn't want to live without? It's a tossup between being able to use my phone as my key with KastlePresence, and getting notifications from KastleVi- deo when there is a person or vehicle present—and NOT get- ting false notifications or "noise" from wind, shadows, or small animals. Where do you see security going next? What are some big trends? At Kastle, our pursuit is to make security even more effective and efficient while, at the same time, more convenient and less intrusive. To do this, we are leveraging trends including accel- erated movement to mobile and the cloud, using security data for business intelligence and operational improvements, and integrating access with identity management, which enables a much more convenient visitor experience. —Spencer Ives How I Use My s yste M Ein uses KastlePresence, KastleVideo at home. More SSN readers appear to be attending the show Together we can Educate Inspire Heal Nourish Children and families in crisis across the USA need our help – and yours. And as a 501(c)(3) organization, Mission 500 now has even greater flexibility to work with local charities to better support existing and new sponsors and volunteers. But even with over 1100 children sponsored and many acts of charity performed to date, there's still a great deal of work to be done. Get involved today! Visit mission500.org for more information. Supporting Families Across America SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS Ma RC h 2018 www.securitysystemsnews.com NEWS 5

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