NAPCO Security Technologies Announces School Security Project at Tyler Independent Schools in Texas | #ESC_LLC #NAPCO #School #Security | NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. today announced that its products are being used in a school district security project at the Tyler Independent Schools in Tyler, Texas.
AMITYVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. (NSSC), one of the world’s leading solutions providers and manufacturers of school safety lock down systems, Internet of Things (IoT) connected home, video and fire systems, as well as enterprise-class access control and door locking products, today announced that its products are being used in a school district security project at the Tyler Independent Schools in Tyler, Texas. The district has approximately eighteen thousand students.
The project includes the installation of NAPCO ‘s Continental Access division Access Control products at the district’s two new high schools, Robert E. Lee High School and John Tyler High School. The access control system will control access to over sixty doors in both schools utilizing the new CA4K software and associated hardware. Features of the CA4K software program include the fastest processing times currently available on the market today, rapid door opening times, full data downloads in minutes, email and SMS alerts and control of up to 32,000 doors. It is a truly one box solution that is easy to use, program, deploy and maintain.
Richard Soloway, CEO of NAPCO commented “We are very happy to report another school security project at the new high schools in Tyler, Texas. NAPCO continues to grow its presence in the school security vertical and we expect that the growth opportunity remains robust in this area. We have seen new legislation passed which directs funding to schools for security which we believe will be a positive tail wind for us. We would like to thank the Tyler Schools for choosing our products.”
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New study identifies key trends in pay-TV and non-pay-tv video entertainment spending
Average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018 | #TpromoCom #Entertainment #Report #Television | Research from Parks Associates finds the average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018, when consumer-reported monthly spending on pay TV declined from $84 to $76.
According to 360 View: Entertainment Services in the US, pricing pressure for consumer services is forcing increasing conflict in carriage negotiations, which in turn fuels the interest among providers in continued vertical and horizontal consolidation.
Self-reported expenditures on non-pay-TV home video entertainment also declined 30% per month over the past seven years, peaking at nearly $40 in 2014 to slightly over $20 at the end of 2018, according to the study. Spending on DVD and Blu-ray packaged media has steadily declined since 2012, while spending on movie theaters declined by 50% from 2014 to 2018. Spending on internet video is the only category to hold steady throughout the time frame, staying at $8-9 per month since 2014, showing the power of streaming and downloaded content from the internet.
“Traditional pay-TV providers (MVPDs) have faced continued subscriber losses due to increasing consumer choice from OTT services, so they are deploying skinny bundles and vMVPD services to create more choice among viewers,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “For pay-TV service providers, traditional and online, they are exploring new areas in content ownership and development, and to be successful in these efforts, understanding consumer activity and motivation related to adoption and use of their services is critical.”
“Subscription online video is the only growth category for consumer-paid video entertainment beyond pay TV. Operators, struggling with declining ARPU for standalone pay-TV services, are anxious to leverage this trend,” said Brett Sappington, Senior Research Director and Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. “Operators are taking differing approaches. Some, including Comcast and DISH, are offering subscriptions to third-party OTT video services and are integrating them into their discovery interfaces. Partnering gives operators a chance to serve as content aggregator, a familiar position. Others, including AT&T and DISH, are expanding their competitive reach online and have introduced vMVPD services.”
360 View: Entertainment Services in the US provides a comprehensive view of the US marketplace for pay-TV services, including changes in adoption, services taken, churn, and spending among key consumer segments, including upgraders, downgraders, new subscribing households, cord cutters, cord shavers, and OTT subscribers. It also assesses demand for entertainment service features and compares perception, demand, and use among leading US operators. Other highlights:
20% of US broadband households do not have a pay-TV services.
NPS for traditional pay-TV services is weaker than for other content service types.
In 2018, the average number of connected devices per broadband household, excluding smart home devices, reached 8.4.
12% of US broadband households eliminated pay-TV service (cut the cord) in 2018.
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About Parks Associates
Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.
The company’s expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.
Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.
Cisco ‘Knowingly’ Sold Hackable Video Surveillance System to U.S. Government | #TpromoCom #Hacker #VideoSurveillance #Legal | Cisco Systems has agreed to pay $8.6 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of knowingly selling video surveillance system containing severe security vulnerabilities to the U.S. federal and state government agencies.
The lawsuit began eight years ago, in the year 2011, when Cisco subcontractor turned whistleblower, James Glenn, accused Cisco of continue selling a video surveillance technology to federal agencies even after knowing that the software was vulnerable to multiple security flaws.
According to the court documents seen by The Hacker News, Glenn and one of his colleagues discovered multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco Video Surveillance Manager (VSM) suite in September 2008 and tried to report them to the company in October 2008. (click here)
Editor’s Note:For many years, I sought to warn security dealers of the risks of using specific brands recently named by the U.S. Government as being off limits to all federal applications. At the time, as the administrator with the CCTV Security Technicians Forum on Facebook, many members suggested that this only pertains to government use, which is correct, so they were going to continue selling those specific brands. My message to all dealers now as it was then, is that in the end analysis, if a CCTV system you sold and installed is hacked, and you knowingly sold it to the client, you could possibly be susceptible to legal action on the part of the client. –Al Colombo
Capital One Breach Affects 100M US Citizens, 6M Canadians | #TpromoCom #Hacker #CyberCrime #Bank | The breach exposed credit card application data, Social Security numbers, and linked bank accounts, among other information.
Another massive data breach has struck the US financial sector: This time it’s Capital One, which has officially confirmed a breach affecting about 100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians.
On July 29, 2019, the bank and credit card issuer reported an unauthorized intruder had gained access to several types of personal information belonging to Capital One credit card customers and people who had applied for credit cards between 2005 and early 2019. The FBI has arrested and charged one suspect, who is now in custody.
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ASIS International Announces Recipients of GSX 2019 Innovative Product Awards | #TpromoCom #GSX19 #ASIS #Event | Award highlights innovative, cutting-edge, and forward-thinking security solutions.
Alexandria, VA (July 30, 2019)—ASIS International, the world’s largest membership organization for security management professionals, announces the recipients of its 2019 Innovative Product Awards (IPA) for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019, to be held September 8-12 in Chicago.
The ASIS IPA competition, formerly known as Accolades, recognizes the security industry’s newest, most innovative products, services, and technology solutions. These peer-distinguished solutions address critical industry trends and reflect the best of the innovation shaping the security industry.
The program saw a 17% growth in entrants over last year, receiving 35 product submissions from across the globe in this year’s competition. Product entries had to represent a technology that was introduced within the last year. A group of judges comprised of end users and experts in security technology selected the top winners based on level of innovation, unique attributes and the benefit the product or service brings to the security industry.
“Developing a new security solution or service can be a difficult challenge, and as such we are excited to highlight the dedication, expertise, and sheer hard work of our deserving winners,” said Ronald Lander, CPP, Chief Specialist, Ultrasafe Security Solutions and Co-Chair, ASIS IPA Committee. “This year’s competition was the closest in the eleven-year history of this competition, with contributions from several new security sectors. We congratulate all honorees and look forward to showcasing each winning solution at GSX this year.”
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The Memoreyes Video Safety System Prevents Crimes | #Memoreyes #CrimePrevention #Safety #SituationalAwareness | Memoreyes™, the Video Safety System that thinks and acts like a human, fights crime by being aware of its surroundings.
“I like to call it SAT, which is an acronym for Situationally Aware Technology,” says John Collings, founder and CEO, Memoreyes of Atlanta. “The system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor the environment and to then deter unwanted behavior when necessary. Our system not only detects and documents events at high resolution for future use, but it’s designed to see the right thing at the right time.”
The underlying premise behind the Memoreyes system is SAT, and that’s achieved through the use of a highly effective sensor package comprised of thermal imaging, radar, and sound. In a word, it enables the AI portion of the system, which is called ‘The Director,’ to literally see a 360-degree area. In fact, the Memoreyes system is built upon the understanding that ‘There’s more that goes on outside a camera’s field of view than in it.’
Using a cellular App, the Model 360, the ‘All Property’ system, is able to differentiate between people who belong and those that do not. Once authentication takes place, the Director is able to track unknowns in relation to known individuals. The system makes decisions based on multiple criteria, such as interception paths, velocity of an unknown versus a known target, sounds, and others things.
“The Memoreyes system networks with other cameras in the system to follow an event to its conclusion. Each camera knows where to look all by itself,” says Collings. “No ordinary video system can do that!”
The Memoreyes App enables authenticated users to request that the system ‘follow’ them as they proceed through an outdoor area. A good application for this might be a young lady heading for the dorms as she leaves the library on a college campus. She can get immediate help as well by pressing the panic button. Another application is a retail store manager carrying a money bag as they make their way through a dark parking lot to their car for a drive to a local bank.
The Memoreyes system doesn’t wait for an authorized user to request help. If it ‘sees’ that an unknown target is moving at a high velocity in an intercept path with a known individual, the Director will begin flashing lights and issuing audible warnings. The Memoreyes Model 100, ‘Entrance System,’ is equipped with seven HD cameras–four that provide a 360-degree view, and three for license plate reading.
Emergency Notification Software Market 2019 : Global size, Share, Trends, Innovations | #TpromoCom #Emergency #BadWeather #Explosion | Emergency Notification Software Market Report is a exclusive/rare collection of Market Size, Share, Trends, Constraints and drivers of Key Industry.
Beginning with an examination on the current state of the Emergency Notification Software market, the research clarify the dynamics affecting each segment within it. The report has been established using a unique research methodology specifically designed for this market.
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Bringing Mobile Devices Into Emergency Management | #TpromoCom #Emergency #Mobile | When emergencies strike, there’s really no time to plan your next move. By then, the time for planning is past and now you’re forced to second guess your next action.
If you’re in a position of responsibility for the safety and security of visitors, workers, and others within a structure, campus, or some other venue of mass importance, “Bringing Mobile Devices Into Emergency Management” is a must read. To download your copy of “Bringing Mobile Devices Into Emergency Management,” click here.
Artificial Intelligence Is Making Increasing Headway In The Enterprise Back Office | #TpromoCom #AI #ArtificialIntelligence #Software | Artificial intelligence is making some of the most remarkable progress in back offices of enterprises of all types.
The back office is where business operations that support the main customer-facing parts of the organization operate. It handles finance and accounting, human resources, supply chain and logistics operations, IT and support technology, and all the other bits and pieces of the enterprise that are needed to make the rest of the operation work smoothly.
The back office is the place where everything happens that doesn’t directly deal with customers. This can be anything from research, scheduling the receipt and making of payments, or management of facilities. Much of these operations involve human activities and business processes that can be improved and expedited through the use of intelligent, AI-enabled technology and systems.
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