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Submitted on July 28, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
As the mouthpiece of the electronic and networked security industry SE&N has a long history of moaning about licensing but this latest development is hard to see as offering any improvement, while disempowering our industry associations to the detriment of...
Submitted on June 29, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
Something happened during the month just gone that will change alarm monitoring in the short term and monitoring companies and industry associations need to be paying serious attention. That’s because Telstra, which owns the nation’s switched PSTN infrastructure, has signed...
Submitted on June 6, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
If it’s any consolation to those in charge of the security function’s purse strings in government departments across the nation, it’s that the confusion is universal. That’s because while electronic security has become something completely different it has remained very...
Submitted on May 9, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
The chat is not just coming from suppliers either, it’s coming from end users. It is never a great surprise to us when security software manufacturers talk up the strength of their video analytics play but it’s more telling when...
Submitted on March 6, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
At all levels of the industry, multiple technologies are in a battle to death. On one hand DVRs, NVRs and Flash memory are slugging it out, while over in the corner, proprietary and open architecture security management systems grapple with...
Submitted on February 7, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
The big question industry commentators are asking is just who those providers are going to be. Will alarm monitoring stations step in? Will a new breed of surveillance installer start building a bureau of MVaaS clients in cooperation with a...
Submitted on January 12, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
And there are other factors. The performance of network infrastructure – LANs and WANs – is improving and over the next year will get better still. And storage is getting bigger much faster. A recent release from Samsung is a...
Submitted on January 11, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
Perhaps it’s just the aftertaste of Security 2009 but the electronic security market seems to be bubbling again after a period of tedious quiet. As the year ripens a slew of new kit has hit the streets and much of...
Submitted on January 11, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
ON one hand we have HD – think Dallmeier’s lovely new end-to-end HD range. And there was also the world’s first HD PTZ camera courtesy of Sony. We were familiar with Axis’ HD camera already and it was there, too....
Submitted on January 11, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
But over the past 5 years things have changed significantly. A plethora of highly flexible security management systems from companies like Cardax, DVTel, Genetec, Milestone, Inner Range, GE, Lenel and others, are changing the way security teams handle the management...
Submitted on September 7, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
Yes, that’s right. At present there’s no question that most digital surveillance systems are a local proposition only – despite significant improvements in network bandwidth worldwide. Clearly there’s a significant and ongoing playoff between potential performance and cost that hamstrings...
Submitted on September 1, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
“In 2009 the association’s best product mantle went to Mobotix’s new Q24M hemispherical camera and we think ASIAL’s technical brains trust got it right. This new Mobotix camera has a broader view than a philosophy professor” AFTER enduring 12 months...
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