Genetec has achieved a CAGR of 28 per cent year-on-year over the past 5 fiscal years, with significant growth in North America as well as Latin America, Caribbean, Middle East & Africa, Europe and APAC.
“We are growing,” Genetec CEO Pierre Racz said at a recent press conference in Montreal. “In 2017, we expect to welcome our 1000th employee in one of our nine offices around the world. The company is expanding and renovating its headquarters here and recently moved its Paris office to a larger space.
“A lot of what we are focusing on here during the summit is that video management is not our only trick,” he said. “Video is certainly integrated very tightly into everything we do, but we also have emerging products, such as Synergis for access control, and we are certainly going to be one of the top 10 access control companies this year.”
SOON to be released, Inner Range’s IR-996008 is an Inovonics RF LAN module compatible both the Integriti and Inceptions systems.
Designed to act as a gateway between the Inovonics EchoStream one-way security transmitter and the Integriti and Inception systems, the RF LAN module allows exciting and innovative wireless solutions to be built utilising the Inner Range’s multi-award winning Integriti and Inception platforms.
Additionally, the product feature set includes a supervised connection between the receiver and the Integriti/Inception platforms with the ability to have up to 99 modules on the LAN each with 32 wireless zones and wireless Inovonics EchoStream user pendants only limited by Integriti’s user licencing.
The Inovonics module is available from CSD Nationally 1300-319-499 or csd.com.au ♦
ACCORDING to Hikvision (North America) president, Jeffrey He, Hikvision is a public company that is partially owned by 2 SOEs.
“In China, there are millions of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) at the state, provincial and city level,” He told Security Sales and Integration. “Hikvision is not itself an SOE but like many other companies in China, it is partially-owned (42 per cent share) by 2 SOEs.
“While they’re much less common here, the U.S. and Canada have many companies with some contractual ties to the government. For example, there’s Boeing Aircraft, which sell 26 percent of its products to China.”
VIDEO Alarm Technologies has joined SecTech Roadshow, which hits Sydney on May 4, Melbourne May 9, Brisbane May 11, Adelaide May 18 and Perth, May 23, and will include a seminar on securing network-connected security devices as well as a series of camera shootouts – including 30x PTZs in Sydney!
During 2017, Video Alarm Technologies will be re-launching Videofied into the New Zealand market and the company is very excited to announce it will be expanding its electronic security product lines beyond the highly successful Videofied video verification solutions.
SecTech Roadies now include Camera Shootout sponsors Hills and Genetec, as well as Video Alarm Technologies, Bosch Security Products, LSC, CSD, Pelco, Video Security Products, C.R. Kennedy, Hikvision, ICT, Dahua, Mobotix, Tyco Security Products, BGWT, NX Witness and Q Security Systems.
ALAN Whitehead has been appointed to the role of state manager, Qld, at BGWT, with additional staff also sought.
Whitehead has been with BGWT as a BDM for approximately 2 years and prior to this held management and sales roles with Chubb and Merit Lilin.
“Alan has been a well-known and trusted person in the QLD security market for over 20 years and along with Alan’s work ethic, positive attitude and high level customers service made the appointment and promotion to State Manager an easy one” said Robert Meachem – GM for BGW Technologies.
“We are also recruiting for 2 additional roles in QLD to help service the upswing in customer and market activity. This adds to the further announcement earlier this month of additional people being recruited for NSW, VIC and SA.” ♦
Hikvision has 8000 engineers in Hangzhou, expanding into U.S.
HIKVISION will open a research and development center in Montreal as well as a research institute in the Silicon Valley, marking the first time the company has established such facilities outside of China.
Expected to open in 2017, the R&D center in Montreal where Hikvision Canada is based will focus on engineering development, while the Silicon Valley Hikvision Research Institute will focus on broad technology research.
“These 2 major investments underscore Hikvision’s R&D ‘glocalization’ — being global, thinking local — strategy and the commitment to providing innovative, cutting-edge technology products tailored to the needs of our worldwide partners and customers,” Hikvision CEO, Yangzhong Hu, said in a press release.
OVER the past couple of years, it has been repeatedly brought home that electronic security solutions are being conceptually liberated by the digital transition, allowing them to incorporate a wide range of lateral technologies that will expand the challenges and opportunities of the future.
Alongside this liberation of technology runs a hunger for cost reduction among end users, as well as an increased threat profile that applies to population centres as much as to commercial and government organisations. Ordinary citizens globally feel connected to concepts of security surrounding empirically proven threats.
Drones for perimeter alarm response, remote guard tours
Alarm monitoring is likely to get increasingly funky over the next couple of years as the impact of home automation continues to ripple through the market. But there’s more to it than mere comms. Some of the new technology coming through is likely to see alarm monitoring really take off.
WHEN SEN started compiling this month’s cover story on the products and technologies we’d be likely to see in 2017, our imaginations had not reached the heights of the teams at Alarm.com and Qualcomm, which have announced plans to develop autonomous, video-enabled drones for smart home and business security. The drones will use the company's new Insights Engine multi-sensor learning capability teamed up with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight drone platform, to investigate unexpected activity.
Wheatstone seeking perimeter security fencing and gates
THE Wheatstone LNG Plant has gone to tender seeking perimeter 12km of security fencing and 19 gates.
According to Wheatstone, management is developing a potential bidder list for permanent fencing service to be provided by a single company.
The subcontractor will be required to provide all materials, labour, tools, equipment, surveying services, supervision, consumables and temporary facilities required to install the permanent Wheatstone LNG perimeter fencing and gates.
Wheatstone’s onshore facility is located at the Ashburton North Strategic Industrial Area, 12km west of Onslow in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The foundational project included 2 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million metric tons per annum and a domestic gas plant.