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Allan B. Colombo,. Administrator

It’s not uncommon for alarm dealers and security integrators to have an overstock situation  when finished with an installation. Security & Fire Buy or Sell was developed to provide a marketing outlet  for authorized members. If you’re an alarm dealer or security integrator and you’d like to join us, please fill out the form at the end of this  presentation to receive more information.

At present, members of our technology forum have the following items for sale (note: these images do not coincide with the adjacent offerings):

Jason has three pull station STI Stoppers, model 1100.

Chris has 4 LNL-500 boards with cobox micros installed, 1 LNL-2000, and a spare cobox micro.

Chris also has 3 Honeywell model 8280 keypads: 1 white, 2 silver; and several NS2 boards.

Jason has a Honeywell Netaxs NX1mps single door in steel can access system, model NetAxs 123 NX1mps.

Brandon has some older Bosch cameras and accessories.

Jared has a bunch of Axis, Avigilon, Bosch, Hikvision and Hanwha cameras for sale. Some used, some brand new.

Al has 3 Transit Connects for sale, all good solid trucks that have been maintained well. 2013 with about 85K, 2015 with about 99K and a 2016 with about 45K.Kyle has a CDVI A22 unit that has everything but the card readers and the package of cards that came with it.

Cameron as 5 new custom built 12’ trailers, in addition to (45) 21’ telescoping mast that can be used to mount surveillance cameras, lighting, antennas etc.
Brian has a new Optex Redscan RLS-3060SH + Laser walk test detector unit. New in box. Never installed, setup, demo’d.

Wayne has the following security camera equipment for sale on the forum:
16 ch AV TECH dvr
1tb hardrive
16 ch camera power box 24v
10- Pelco indoor 2.8-12 mm dome cameras 12v/24v

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Will cameras take over the market for perimeter #security?

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Will #cameras take over the market for perimeter #security? | #ESC_LLC #VideoSurveillance | How will perimeter security look in the future? Most of the experts that Detektor and securityworldmarket.com met up with believe that cameras will not take over completely, but there are exceptions http://ow.ly/Q9mb30qQSV5

OPINION: Many years ago I wrote an opinion piece for the ISIO where I described intrusion detection/security at some future time. Here it is in a nutshell: 1) Cameras will be wireless, 2) they’ll be peel and stick, 3) they will provide a 360 forward view, 4) you can choose your view in software. 

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Secondly, there will be no switches on doors or motion detection. There will be no access control card readers, no smartphone entry options, etc. Traditional security will be replaced by video surveillance systems that uses AI with facial recognition. Anyone approaching the door who is known by the system, authorized at that door and that time  period will be automatically granted access. Tailgating also will be handled by the AI portion of the system. 

After hours, someone breaking into the facility will be met by an alarm and the perpetrator will be investigated by a roving  mobile unit equipped with audio and video. Police (if they will exist) will be alerted straight away. 

Those that press a button on a door speaker will have an opportunity to converse with the AI in an attempt to ascertain who they are and what they want. If they proceed to pry the door open, jimmy the lock, etc., the police will be notified and an alarm will sound locally.

Incidentally, if the Left is successful in having all law enforcement defunded and removed from protecting our communities; after the murders, rapes, robberies and other crimes rise sharply, police will be brought back to protect the innocent. Either that or warlords and community militias will spring up across the land and the world will be cast back into a dark ages-style environment.  –Al Colombo

67% of US broadband households own and use at least one internet-connected video device

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67% of US broadband households own and use at least one internet-connected video device | #TpromoCom #Parks #Broadband #Internet | Industry report examines device and technology platform strategies for large players Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Google, Roku, Samsung, and Sony

New research from Parks Associates finds 67% of US broadband households own and use at least one internet-connected video device, either a smart TV, streaming media player, internet-connected gaming console, or connected PVR/DVR. The firm’s Connected Entertainment Ecosystems: Competition & Cooperation notes that these devices get plenty of use but also have lengthening replacement cycles, which is driving manufacturers to explore new strategies, including software and service offerings, exclusive hardware-content bundles, and open ecosystems. The challenges and thin margins in the CE are also narrowing the field of competitors.

“The connected entertainment space is moving towards a smartphone model, in which a handful of platform players control the operating system, UX, and consumer access to services and features,” said Kristen Hanich, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “These platform players stand to win big as consumers increasingly choose to sign up for their OTT service subscriptions through storefronts like Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV Channels, or Roku Channel Premium Subscriptions.”

Connected Entertainment Ecosystems: Competition & Cooperation profiles the product ecosystems and market strategies for Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Google, Roku, Samsung, and Sony. It analyzes benefits and drawbacks of closed versus open device and app ecosystems and offers insights on consumer expectations for their devices as content consumption shifts toward streaming service options.

“Major changes in content distribution and consumption are affecting the CE market, notably the rise of OTT services and decline in pay-TV subscriptions,” Hanich said. “The increasing fragmentation in the content services market means there’s no single path to reach consumers. These factors, along with the consumer demand to access their content when and where they are, are pushing the connected entertainment market slowly but steadily in favor of open ecosystems where consumers can access most, if not all, of the services they want on the device they want regardless of which platform they decide to use.”

The report notes that in 2019 alone, 6.4 million US consumers cut the cord on their traditional pay-TV service, transitioning to OTT streaming and/or broadcast television, both of which continue to rise in adoption and usage.

For information about the Connected Entertainment Ecosystems: Competition & Cooperation, contact sales@parksassociates.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Rosey Ulpino at rosey@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0233.

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New facial recognition and fever detection systems for safe work environment launched

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New facial recognition and fever detection systems for safe work environment launched | #Verdafero #VideoSurveillance #FacialRecognition #COVID19 | Biometric companies around the world are working on releasing advanced solutions to identify people when wearing masks, to introduce contactless tech to ensure environment safety and to develop fever detectors to assist global containment efforts.

Cali Group subsidiary PopID has partnered with Wasserstrom to launch a biometric facial recognition and temperature screening platform for companies to enable a contactless working environment, writes Kiosk Marketplace. https://lnkd.in/ejQVu_S

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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

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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

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.

To read this news story, click here!

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The Importance of a Technical Education in Security and Fire

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There are generally three levels of knowledge that security and fire field personnel  exhibit in the form of assumed titles:

  1. Wire Puller
  2. Installer
  3. Service Technician

Tech working on Network (image)From the time that someone enters the field knowing very little or nothing about this business, the aim of all concerned above them is to educate them in the intricacies of the post to which they were employed. For the Wire Puller, the Installer is striving to teach them which cable to pull for what device:

  • 4-conductor, 22 – 18 AWG cable for motions
  • 6-condctor, 18 AWG cable for card readers
  • 6-conductor, 18 AWG cable for zoned smoke detectors
  • Etc.

The Installers on each crew also strive to teach their more more promising Wire Pullers where and how to level and mount each device as well as how to install the main alarm control panel. And where  programming is done on site, the task eventually turns to the art of  programming all the intricate data into each location in programming.

testing a fire alarm panel (image)It’s usually the Operations Manager that makes the decision as to which Wire Puller to move from one level to the other in the hopes of one day giving that man or woman their own van and installation crew. This is necessary because the same Ops Mgr is working to move his/her installation foremen upwards into the position of a seasoned, knowledgeable Service Technician.

On a personal note, after decades of managing Wire Pullers, Installers, and Technicians, I have to say that the best Techs that I’ve  had, had some exposure to training in the electronics field. I, myself, became an Associate Electronics Engineer, trained for the manufacturing world early on. I was able to use that training to my advantage as an Installer and Service Technician right from the start as I worked in the field for 15 years before becoming a full-time trade journalist and later an Operations Manager.

working on a burglar alarm installation (image)One way to derive an education for  your technical staff without paying an arm and a leg is to use an educational portal called Alison (http://bit.ly/32Gn8I1). The wonderful thing about this opportunity is that it’s free as each student can monitor the course. If they pass it, that’s when you can invest in a Certificate of Education for that specific student.

The value to you, as a manager, as an owner, is that you can use that ultimate goal (your willingness to purchase the Certificate) as an incentive for them to study on their own time, their own dime. Those who do not pass a course will not receive a Certificate, but the  main benefit is that they walk away with some of what they studied, which can only help them on the job.

Use this handy link to enroll your first student: http://bit.ly/32Gn8I1

–Al Colombo

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