Verdafero’s Water Utility Monitoring Saves Big!

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Verdafero’s Water Utility Monitoring Saves Big! | #Verdafero #WaterMonitoring #UtilityMonitoring | The overall cost of metered water is rising. Anyone who owns a home or business in an area where water is provided by a municipality knows how true this is.

According to CBS News, “Americans this year will pay an average of $104 per month in water and wastewater bills, up more than 30% in less than a decade” (https://cbsn.ws/3fJxyi4).

As an alarm dealer or security integrator, you may be wondering, “How can I sell Utility Monitoring to an established client when it’s  hard enough to approach them about updating their aged alarm system?” 

The answer to that is simple, you educate them as to what Utility Monitoring can do for them. First and foremost, with Verdafero’s Cloud-based analytics, you can alert them when a leak occurs. This same service also can alert your client when a piece of equipment is in the process of requiring maintenance. 

Because Vertafero’s Cloud-based analytical computing system uses Big Data, Machine Learning (ML), you can monitor several utilities at the same time, such  as: 

      • Water
      • Electricity
      • Natural Gas
      • Propane
      • Fuel Oil
      • and others…

Monitoring is accomplished using IoT-based sub-meters equipped with WiFi or Ethernet, in conjunction with your regular central station. Verdafero also can suggest one if required; and we can help you put it all together!

For more information, watch the following video and fill out the following form: 

To reach out to a Verdafero Utility Monitoring Expert, fill out the following form, or call 650-206-2441:

Alarm Lock Wireless Networx Locks Certified for Lenel Version 7.6 OnGuard® Access Control & Video Platform

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Alarm Lock Wireless Networx Locks Certified for Lenel Version 7.6 OnGuard® Access Control & Video Platform | #TpromoCom #AlarmLock #Napco #AccessControl | Alarm Lock, a division of Napco Security Technologies, Inc., announced today that its increasingly popular Trilogy Networx® Wireless PIN and Prox Access Locks & Keypads are now certified with Lenel Version 7.6 OnGuard® Integrated Access Control & Video Security Platform.

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As a Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program Partner (OAAP), Alarm Lock Networx Access Lock products (PL, PDL and DL-Series) were fully-tested and certified by Lenel’s Quality Assurance Department for use with OnGuard 7.6. Integrated capabilities include configuration of wireless locks for card and PIN-based access control, viewing access control events and status via Lenel OnGuard interface, restricting user to specific areas at specific time, adding / removing or modifying user Access levels, setting access control modes for areas and defining access schedules and holidays.

Alarm Lock Networx, the networked wireless version of Trilogy, the #1 selling standalone lock in their class, feature dependable digital keypad &/or built in smart reader, longest battery life and field-proven low-maintenance. With matching models for all doors, inside and out, and applications from narrowstile, to exit trim, cylindrical & mortise, Lenel-integrated Alarm Lock models and peripherals include: Alarm Lock Networx DL Series Locks (keypad only), PL Series Locks (card only), PDL Series Locks (keypad & card), Exit Trim Series (keypad & card), Netpanel w/ wireless keypads, and customizable designer ArchiTech® Networx Series with infinite trim, finish combos., as well as Networx Gateways and Repeater/Expanders.

This integration makes Alarm Lock Networx models an even more powerful and flexible real-time single-door wireless access control solution for seamless use as part of the popular Lenel OnGuard Platform, this, in addition to integration with sister-division, Continental Access’ CA4K Enterprise Security Management Systems, plus Tyco’s Software House® C•CURE® 9000 platform.

For more information or for availability, please contact your regional Alarm Lock Representative or Alarm Lock Management directly at 1.800.ALA.LOCK or see us online at www.alarmlock.com.

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Parks Associates announces Advisory Board and Topics for third annual Future of Video

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Parks Associates announces Advisory Board and Topics for third annual Future of Video | #TpromoCom #ParksAssociates #Entertainment #Event | Board members include executives from A+E Networks, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, MediaKind, Reelgood, TiVo, Tubi, Verizon Digital Media Services, Viacom International, and The Walt Disney Company

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the Advisory Board for the third annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media, including executives from A+E Networks, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, MediaKind, Reelgood, TiVo, Tubi, Verizon Digital Media Services, Viacom International, and The Walt Disney Company.

The firm’s COVID-19: Impact on Consumer Behavior and Spending reveals that the percentage of US broadband households subscribing to an OTT service increased to 76% in Q1 2020, while adoption of pay-TV services has flattened to 73%.

Parks Associates will host the third annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media, December 14-16, 2020, in Marina del Rey, California, featuring perspectives from analysts and industry leaders on viewer behaviors and preferences, the impact of economic downturns, and challenges for the video industry in meeting the expectations of today’s connected consumers.

“At this year’s event, we will be in a unique position to talk about the consumer shifts in video consumption as a result of the current public health crisis, as well as strategies moving forward as shelter-in-place and work-from-home mandates are lifted,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Ramped-up promotional offers, free trials, historic levels of consumption, and cancellation of sporting and other live events have greatly impacted the video streaming and pay-TV markets.”

2020 advisory board:

  • Lisa Aussieker, VP, Marketing and Communications, MediaKind
  • Paul Cabana, EVP, Multiplatform Programming, A+E Networks
  • Mary Kay Evans, CMO / VP, Marketing, Verizon Digital Media Services
  • Andrea Clarke Hall, VP, Business Development, Tubi
  • Kase Niles, Sr. Manager, Strategic Research and Market Intelligence, TiVo
  • Dan Reich, SVP, Global Multiplatform Product Development, Viacom International
  • David Sanderson, Founder & CEO, Reelgood
  • Elana Sofko, COO, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
  • Nicolas Beraudo, Chief Revenue Officer, Reelgood
  • Kimberly Wilson, VP, Multiplatform Marketing, The Walt Disney Company

“We are looking forward to sharing our consumer and industry research tracking and quantifying the market changes as a result of the pandemic,” said Steve Nason, Research Director, Parks Associates. “Our consumer research this year focuses on pricing trends, new ways consumers are using video devices, and shifts in content consumption and preferences as well as pricing expectations following the bevy of free trial offerings. Our industry research and discussions examine the impact of changes in ad spending, changes in content windowing, and challenges in original content production.”

2020 Topics for Future of Video:

  • The Next Phase in the Streaming Wars
  • OTT Engagement Strategies
  • Shift to Hybrid Business Models
  • Short-form Video: Mobile First
  • Video Livestreaming: An Exploding Market
  • vMVPDs: Finding Success Between Traditional Pay TV and OTT
  • Piracy’s Impact on Service Providers
  • Rising Cost of Licensing and Distributing Content
  • The Age of Video Aggregation
  • Impact of 5G on Video and Gaming Services
  • Data and Decision Making in Video Services
  • Impact of Connected Devices on the Video Experience
  • Rise of Ad-based OTT Services
  • Traditional Pay TV’s Online Video Services: Shifting Revenues
  • OTT Bundling Partnerships
  • Video Distribution and Marketing to the Consumer
  • Retention and Churn in OTT

At Future of Video, Parks Associates highlights in-depth consumer and industry research on OTT services, the value of content, technology innovations, and best strategies for building successful video services.

About Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media

Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media brings together senior leaders to share insights on new trends in the video and connected entertainment industries, with insights on consumer adoption, churn, and spending. The event provides insight into successful OTT strategy deployments, challenges for pay-TV providers, the role of connected CE in the growth of video viewing, new content formats, and the overall impact to the video market.

Future of Video addresses new strategies for cableco, OTT, and mobile service providers to provide high-quality customer service, retain subscribers and attract new customers, and design bundled options through new distribution strategies.

Future of Video takes place December 9-11, 2019, at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, California. For more information, visit www.futureofvideo.us.

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Featuring: Industrial 75W and 95W Power over Ethernet (POE++) Midspan Injector for 10/100/1000TX

Industrial 75W and 95W Power over Ethernet (POE++) Midspan Injector for 10/100/1000TX (image)Featuring: Industrial 75W and 95W Power over Ethernet (POE++) Midspan Injector for 10/100/1000TX | #TpromoCom #POE #MidstreamInjector #Power  | The ComNet CNGE1IPSXXAC series consists of industrial Power over Ethernet midspan injection modules that inject 50-57 VDC at to any network cable.

Operating power and 10/100/1000TX Ethernet data are easily combined on one cable, eliminating the need to install additional power outlets and electrical cabling. The CNGE1IPS95 is fully compliant with the requirements of IEEE 802.3at for Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), and features auto detection of powered devices (PDs).

Transmission distances of up to 328 feet (100 meters) are supported, and this injector supplies operating power for PDs drawing a maximum of 75 and/or 95 watts (model dependent). Ideally suited to fiber optic, wireless, or other networks where it may be difficult to furnish operating power to the PDs, the CNGE1IPSXXAC series offers a true plug-and-play product requiring no user configuration or other set-up.

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Utility Monitoring: A New and Exciting RMR Opportunity for Security Integrators and Alarm Dealers

Utility Monitoring offers a new source of RMR (image)The monitoring of intrusion alarm systems, closed circuit television, access control, fire alarms and other is a common way to create a bountiful and reliable supply of cash flow. Not only does it provide operating capital, but when it comes to retirement, when it’s time to sell the business, it will jack the going price by many times.

Utility Monitoring adds an additional revenue stream to your RMR (image)If you’re a security integrator or an alarm dealer, you can add considerably to the RMR you’re making every month now by adding Utility Monitoring to your list of monitored systems. Believe me, someone’s going to do it, and so why not you?

Find out more about it by contacting me, Al Colombo, a 45-year veteran of the security industry. Fill out the form below and I’ll connect with you on a day and time when we can chat. If you want to chat by phone, be sure to leave your number in the comment window.

Thank you,
Al Colombo

What’s New: Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook

Security and Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook (header graphic)What’s New: Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum on Facebook | #TpromoCom #Product #Sales #Business | The Security & Fire Buy or Sell Forum is a sales-oriented group where professionals only sell, buy and trade  products, in addition to learning new things about the industry they’re in.

At present we have the following items in house and ready for purchase:

    • $50 · Springboro, OH, Advantech, mobile DVR
    • NAPCO Wireless PIR pn# NAPPIR01 for sale, They are 319.5Mhz but DO NOT work with ITI panels. Quantity is 10 at $20 each
    • $50 · Gatineau, QC, two Tycon poe switches $50 each Cnd funds
    • Mikrotik 493G in case Cnd funds, $50 · Gatineau, QC, has Ubnt card in it

There are many others as well.

If  you’re a professional in the security & fire  markets, if you have surplus equipment after finishing a job, bring it over to Security & Fire Buy or Sell and make it available to others.

To review  our member’s products for sale, click here.

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Verdafero of San Jose offers security and fire pros a new source of RMR. The US-based firm is a 3rd party service provider, offering a Cloud-based SaaS Utility monitoring service to pros for their commercial and industrial clients. Go to: https://bit.ly/39nZp2F

Altronix Expands NetWay™ PoE Series with 802.3bt Midspan/Injectors & Media Converters for High Powered Devices

Altronix Expands NetWay™ PoE Series with 802.3bt Midspan/Injectors & Media Converters for High Powered Devices | #TpromoCom #Altronix #Power #POE | New Models Deliver up to 90W per port. 

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Brooklyn, NY (April 7, 2020) – Altronix, the recognized leader in power and data transmission products for the professional security industry, has expanded its popular NetWay™ Series with the addition of new 802.3bt 4PPoE Managed Midspan/Injectors and Media Converters. Designed specifically to accommodate high-powered 802.3bt compliant devices, the NetWay™ BT Series delivers up to 90W per port. New models are available in single, 4 or 8 port models and include battery charging as well as Altronix LINQ™ Technology to monitor, control, and report power and diagnostics from anywhere over the network.

The NetWay Spectrum line of 802.3bt products are also available to accommodate single/multi-mode fiber or composite cable (copper + fiber) in NEMA4/4X rated outdoor enclosures that can accommodate batteries for installations requiring back-up.

“These new additions to our 802.3bt (4PPoE) compliant NetWay Series provide a cost-efficient solution for powering the latest high-power illuminators and multi-sensor PTZ cameras, as well as commercial PoE lighting,” said Alan Forman, President, Altronix Corporation. “Our expanded NetWay and NetWay Spectrum portfolio provides system designers and installers with the best possible solution to meet a wide range of installation requirements.”

The Altronix NetWay BT Series provides PoE, PoE+ and 4PPoE up to 90W (802.3bt compliant) power per port and pass data at 10/100/1000 Mbps. Additional features include port status LEDs, auto detection and protection of legacy non-PoE cameras/devices, and a built-in battery charger.

Altronix NetWay products are manufactured in the U.S.A. and backed by a lifetime warranty.

For more information on Altronix’s extensive line of products, call toll free 1-888-258-7669, e-mail info@altronix.com or visit www.altronix.com.

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NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers

facial recognition, FAA, airlines (image)#NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers | #TpromoCom #FacialRecognition #Airline #Security | The opt-in platform will allow passengers of Star Alliance’s member airlines to move through various checkpoints without the need for a passport or a boarding pass, using only biometric authentication to enter lounges or pass through boarding gates and check-in kiosks at participating airports.

The proposed system is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020. Star Alliance members will be able to let their passengers use a mobile device to enroll in the program, and the latter will only need to do so once to enable biometric authentication when flying with any Star Alliance airline at an airport that supports the biometric technology.

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