Security Industry Association Announces Winners of the 2020 SIA New Product Showcase Awards

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Security Industry Association Announces Winners of the 2020 SIA New  Product Showcase Awards | #TpromoCom #SIA #Security #Awards | Leica Geosystems took the top honors in SIA’s annual awards program recognizing innovative security products in partnership with ISC West.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2020 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards, the flagship awards program in partnership with ISC West recognizing innovative security products, services and solutions. Top among the winners – who were recognized July 9 during a virtual awards show – was Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, receiving the 2020 Best New Product Award.

Since its inception in 1979, the SIA New Product Showcase has been the security industry’s premier product awards program. New products are reviewed by a panel of judges with extensive industry experience, and in 2020, following significant deliberations, the 30 judges presented awards for technologies covering 23 product and service categories.

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, received the Best New Product honor for its 3D Surveillance With Leica BLK247, submitted in the Emerging Technologies category.

Call TpromoCom for web design and content (image)The 3D Surveillance With Leica BLK247 is “a first-of-its-kind reality capture sensor for building security and operations,” said Leica Geosystems. “It is the latest product in the company’s BLK product line, a collection of reality capture, scanning and photogrammetry hardware and software. The BLK247 offers continuous, 24/7 LiDAR-based 3D monitoring and change detection within spaces. It does this using LiDAR, 3D digital fencing and continuous scanning to monitor buildings and spaces 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

The prestigious Judges’ Choice Award was presented to Suprema Inc. for the Airfob Patch product, submitted in the Access Control Devices & Peripherals Hardware – Wireless category.

“Airfob Patch is the world’s first mobile-to-RF-card signal translator, enabling mobile phones to communicate with the existing RF card readers,” said Suprema Inc. “Wire, batteries nor construction is required for installation. Airfob Patch charges itself by using the existing RF field signals transmitted from the RF reader. It transforms the RF fields into its own power source.”

Additionally, John Spooner – executive vice president at Alarm Detection Systems and an active volunteer judge in the SIA New Product Showcase program – received the New Product Showcase Merit Award, which recognizes an individual or company who, through their support of the New Product Showcase, demonstrates a commitment to the vision and mission of the program, contributes to its success and promotes the advancement of SIA and the security industry overall.

“SIA is proud to present John Spooner with the 2020 SIA New Product Showcase Merit Award; John has not missed a single SIA New Product Showcase event since he began as an active volunteer judge in the program 17 years ago,” said Chris Grniet, chair of the SIA New Product Showcase Committee. “He has always been a fair and honest participant and has never hesitated to jump in and help whenever we need him. He has been exemplary in his commitment, participation and ability to help the group reach consensus.”

“Following hours of panel-driven judging and technology demonstrations, SIA is thrilled to recognize the 2020 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards for their innovative products, services and contributions representing the best new offerings in the market,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “SIA applauds all the honorees who received awards in 2020 and particularly Leica Geosystems and Suprema Inc. for standing out in this highly competitive field of entrants to earn the Best New Product and Judges’ Choice distinctions. Additionally, we congratulate John Spooner on receiving the 2020 New Product Showcase Merit Award in recognition of his many valuable contributions to this premier program.”

SILVER SPRING, Md.July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — To read the original press release, click here.

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NEW Operator Online Level 2 NOW AVAILABLE!

 

The Monitoring Association (image)NEW Operator Online Level 2 NOW AVAILABLE! | #TpromoCom #CentralStation #Monitoring #Security | TMA is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated Monitoring Center Operator Online Level 2. The fully re-written course is designed to provide your team with a common language for success.

The new course builds upon TMA’s popular Monitoring Center Operator Online Level 1 training program by offering six, advanced modules that support skills and standards of professionalism needed to be an effective contributor in the monitoring center. The course is highly relatable and challenges operators to expand their knowledge through a focus on critical-thinking exercises associated with team-building, conflict resolution and more impactful customer care. Through an introduction to leadership, operators will experience a new skillset that reinforces accountability through better communication, cyber vigilance and personal responsibility.

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Module 4: Industry Standards: The Fundamental Building Blocks of Professional Monitoring

Module 5: Telecommunications and Enhanced Technology; and

Module 6: Cybersecurity in the Monitoring Center

The exam passing requirement will match the Level 1 course with an 85% passing rate.  The full Level 2 course will continue to count towards all training requirements for TMA’s Five Diamond program.

In gratitude…

Industry participation in course development is a hallmark of the TMA education program. Numerous subject-matter experts have vetted the content for this course re-write.

TMA is grateful for the many, valuable contributions of the following member companies that brought this new course to completion:

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The Integration of Security And IoT | #Verdafero #Security #IoT #Monitoring |  Security has many faces, whether it’s the hardened, Grade 1 locks on all the perimeter man doors throughout a building, electronic access control, video surveillance cameras, fire detection equipment, or the IoT devices that monitors a variety of critical services, such as  temperature, humidity, air flow, pressure, or the integrity and quality of any one of several utilities that clients depend on.

If there was ever a time when integration between the various facets of security, life safety, and general commercial Internet of Things (IoT) might occur, it’s now.

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In the area of Utility BD, “Verdafero’s Utility and IoT monitoring and analytics platform uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to capture, analyze, report and predict variable, broad-based utility expense information found from many data sources,” says Alastair Hood, Ph.D. and CEO of Verdafero.

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Verdafero’s Cloud-based processing center will utilize  your favorite CMS’ API (Application Programming Interface), thus allowing your CMS to act on alerts issued by the AI platform.

According to Hood, “Using Verdafero, security service providers can now actively analyze and compare the performance of similar client properties and benchmark them  against other properties within their portfolio to help clients better  understand the opportunities to reduce overhead expenses.”

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Strategy Analytics reports the surveillance camera is the second-most popular device overall. Popularity of surveillance cameras in the US, UK, and Germany came in just behind smart thermostats; in France, surveillance cameras were slightly more popular than smart thermostats. Additionally, on average, 60 percent of all smart homes in these countries with at least one camera have two or more cameras.

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Who let the dog out? Video surveillance helps police collar suspect | #TpromoCom #VideoSurveillance #Police #HomeInvasion | Officers with the Provo City Police department arrested a local man after they say he illegally entered a home Wednesday morning.

According to the probable cause statement filed in support of the arrest, officers were called to the Provo residence after the homeowners discovered 27-year-old Thomas David Moore of Provo had been on their property.

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ADT, CellBounce Set to Release 3G Sunset Solution by Summer 2020

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ADT announces the development of a solution for the residential security market’s need to adapt to the 3G sunset, which is scheduled for February 2022. Through a strategic partnership with technology startup CellBounce, ADT anticipates a user-installed, plug-and-play solution for the 3G-to-4G conversion will be ready by late summer 2020.

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