College Pals From China Became Among Most Prolific Hackers Ever, U.S. Says

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#College Pals From #China Became Among Most Prolific #Hackers Ever, U.S. Says | #TpromoCom #Hacker #CyberSecurity | Justice Department accuses pair of hacking Covid-19 research, military secrets and dissidents

They were former classmates who studied computer technologies at an electrical engineering college in southwestern China’s Sichuan province. But instead of a conventional post-college career path, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi embarked on a global hacking spree that became one of the most prolific ever tracked by the FBI, according to Justice Department officials and an indictment unsealed Tuesday.

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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
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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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  1. Wayne is selling a 16 ch AV TECH dvr with a 1tb hard drive, a 16 ch camera power box 24v, and 10- Pelco indoor 2.8-12 mm dome cameras 12v/24v
  2. Jacqies has a Pima Hunter Pro Alarm Panel and Keypad as well as Alarm Reporting Module and Plug in Reciever,also with a Caddy Nx7 Panel And keypad,Both Alarms powers up,selling both for R300 whatsapp or inbox 0769294618
  3. James is offering several different Lenel parts (around 200 doors worth) that is taking up room in the shop. Here is a couple sets I put together. Is there any interest? If so, make me a reasonable offer.
  4. We have a member looking for a Siemens distributor to work with
  5. Kenneth is selling window bars 150 black flat panels for back doors 100 I have two different style cages one is 150 older model newer model 250 I have two hard seat old school 100 are newer model 125 center console as well 125 Touch screen radio 175 with remote push bar for 100 will install anything I posted for a price. Cage install 125 includes hard seat. siren 200 Window bars and back panels 50.
  6. Brandon has a Honeywell Wireless Home Security Panel – Lynx Plus for sale.
  7. Daniel has a new Adams Rite 8420SE37236 Electrified mortise exit device in dark bronze finish, 36 inch, 1 1/8 backset…  Comes with everything still in the bags, and new 1 1/8 lock in the box.

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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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41% of US broadband households concerned about hackers accessing their devices

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41% of US broadband households concerned about hackers accessing their devices | #TpromoCom #Parks #Hackers #CyberSecurity | Parks Associates and PSA Certified highlight importance of device security and standard frameworks in industry webinar 

Parks Associates research reveals 41% of US broadband households are concerned about hackers getting access to their devices. With concerns higher among households without smart home devices, these fears could contribute to reluctance among consumers to purchase these devices. The international research firm will address the importance of establishing device security standards and certifications in the upcoming webinar “IoT Security: Establishing Frameworks to Protect Consumers,” cohosted with PSA Certified.

The webinar, hosted Tuesday, May 19, 11 AM ET / 10 AM CT / 5 PM CET, will address the value of industry standards and certifications in creating product differentiation, reducing risks, and building consumer trust.

“Connected devices have proven valuable in extending and enhancing many elements of everyday life, including work-at-home, education, entertainment, and health and wellness,” said Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “But the expansion of smart home adoption and online activity also increases consumers’ vulnerability to hackers and cybercriminals. Parks Associates research has repeatedly found safety and security to be fundamental to consumers, so all players would benefit from industry-level solutions that can deliver on the security of connected devices in the home.”

Moderated by Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates, this webinar includes insights from the following panelists:

  • Anurag Gupta, Business Development Director of Platform Security Architecture, Arm
  • Carlos Serratos, Senior Director of Strategy, Brightsight
  • Hector Tejero, IoT Solutions Architect, ARROW Electronics

Parks Associates’ 360 View: Supporting the Connected Consumer tracked the steady increase of DIY setup and configuration among smart home and connected CE products:

  • 64% of smart home device owners report setting up at least one smart home device themselves
  • Approximately 90% of smart light bulb and smart plug owners set up these devices themselves
  • 51% of smart home owners who set up their own devices experienced at least one type of problem when setting up their device

To register, visit http://www.parksassociates.com/arm-may2020. To request data or an interview, please contact Rosey Ulpino at rosey@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0233.

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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!

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