2015 Cloud+ News

Microsoft's Michael Korgan to keynote Cloud+

Korgan to discuss how physical security integrators, end users and manufacturers can profit from cloud

by: Martha Entwistle - October 23, 2015

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—Michael Korgan, Microsoft National Security Officer, will be the keynote speaker at Cloud+, the first ever physical security conference dedicated to cloud-based security technology, conference organizers announced today. Cloud+ will take place here in Silicon Valley, Dec. 7-8.

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Herve Fages to head new VSaaS company

MultiSight, owned by Schneider Electric, includes hardware, storage and service

by: Martha Entwistle - October 21, 2015

CLOVIS, Calif.—Herve Fages, former CEO of Pelco, has a new job heading up MultiSight, a new VSaaS company owned by Schneider Electric.

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A Bold move to the cloud

by: Spencer Ives - October 7, 2015

Bold Technologies has launched its new cloud-based automation platform, Manitou Cloud Services, and is working to add 30,000 accounts to it by the end of the year, Rod Coles, Bold’s president and CEO, told Security Systems News.

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Brivo 'Mobile Pass' brings smartphone access control to all

Brivo's digital credential enables smartphone door access without hardware upgrade

by: Martha Entwistle - September 23, 2015

BETHESDA, Md.—Cloud-based access control provider Brivo Sept. 21 introduced a new "mobile pass" that will enable 7 million current Brivo users to use their smartphones for access control.

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With managed services and the cloud: The integrator needs to be focused on the ground

Guest Commentary: Feenics' Sam Shalaby on SaaS

by: Sam Shalaby - September 23, 2015

Software as a Service (SaaS) is becoming an increasingly prevalent delivery model, as technologies that support these services mature. Yet, getting security system integrators to adopt this business model has proven to be challenging.

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Dice has 200k accounts in the cloud

With 200k accounts in place today, Dice sets sights on 1 million accounts

by: Spencer Ives - September 15, 2015

BAY CITY, Mich.—Dice has added more than 200,000 accounts to its cloud-hosted monitoring center platform this year, said Cliff Dice, company president and CEO.

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Convergint likes LPR

Integrator signs PlateSmart

by: Martha Entwistle - September 9, 2015

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Systems integrator Convergint Technologies will begin selling PlateSmart license plate recognition (LPR) technology, PlateSmart announced Sept. 8.

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Strategic Security likes the simplicity of cloud

by: Martha Entwistle - September 2, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C.—As Strategic Security managing partner Jay Slaughterbeck makes plans to grow his business and expand geographically, he’s undertaken an initiative to expand his cloud services.

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Dice adds 200k accounts to cloud-hosted center

by: Spencer Ives - August 19, 2015

Dice has added more than 200,000 accounts to its cloud-hosted monitoring center platform this year, the company announced today, and has a 24-month goal of reaching 1 million accounts total.

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Clearing up cloud confusion

The promise of the cloud, definitions, trust

by: Martha Entwistle - August 17, 2015

Cloud pioneers—security manufacturers who say they're fully committed to cloud-based systems—believe it's only a matter of time before all security systems rely, to some degree, on the cloud.

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Many manners of monitoring

Third-party, proprietary, cloud: What's the difference?

by: Martha Entwistle - August 5, 2015

YARMOUTH, Maine—Central station monitoring comes in a variety of flavors. What's the difference between an installing company that does its own monitoring and a proprietary central station?

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A conversation with BluB0X

by: Martha Entwistle - July 22, 2015

In the course of putting together the educational program for our new Cloud+ conference, I've been talking cloud almost every day and last week I met a new cloud provider called BluB0X.

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New tech, like the cloud, coming to central stations

by: Spencer Ives - July 15, 2015

Even a few weeks past it, I'm still thinking about ESX and what resonated with me about some of the panels. One in particular, "Central Station Technology—The Latest and Greatest," has kept me thinking.

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Drako pays $50m cash for Brivo

Barracuda Networks and Eagle Eye Networks founder buys cloud-based access control company, said move to cloud-based systems is accelerating

by: Martha Entwistle - June 10, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas—Dean Drako, founder of Barracuda Networks and Eagle Eye Networks, today announced his purchase of Brivo Systems for $50 million cash.

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Drako-Brivo deal and 'the new security dealer'

by: Martha Entwistle - June 10, 2015

There's been a lot of talk about cloud services and managed services proliferating in the security industry, but "to a large degree it has been a head fake," according to John Mack, EVP and co-head of investment banking at Imperial Capital.

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Bradley Builds ECD Systems

MDU, health care and high-end commercial are building blocks for integrator

by: Martha Entwistle - June 9, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz.—Systems integration firm ECD Systems is up and running in its new headquarters here, with a goal of moderate growth for its first couple of years…. Bradley said that he sees "cloud storage and cloud-based access control as nice growth markets for us."

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Diebold innovation eased by APIs

Eagle Eye integration with SecureStat and monitoring center complete

by: Martha Entwistle - June 8, 2015

NORTH CANTON, Ohio—Systems integrator Diebold is touting its recent integration with cloud-based video provider Eagle Eye

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Peace of Mind Technologies' bold vision

Growing at 30 percent annually, integrator's goal is to be No. 1 NYC integrator by 2020

by: Martha Entwistle - June 5, 2015

In addition to 24-hour service, POM offers remote updates, remote visitor management, remote video monitoring, managed access and cloud video. "The cloud video is a brand new technology for us but it's growing," Ecker said.

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3xLOGIC purchase of Infinias completes cloud offering

Business intelligence capabilities sealed three major deals

by: Martha Entwistle - March 11, 2015

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—With the purchase of cloud-based access control provider Infinias, 3xLOGIC has acquired the missing piece of its integrated security solution.

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Oncam Grandeye to offer analytics, cloud service

Jumbi Edulbehram is new head of the Americas for 360-degree camera provider

by: Martha Entwistle - March 4, 2015

LOWELL, Mass.—Jumbi Edulbehram said he didn't join 360-degree camera provider Oncam Grandeye just to sell cameras. "I've done enough of that," he said. He's interested in expanding Oncam Grandeye into video intelligence and cloud service.

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Global physical security market to top $100 billion by 2019

North America will be biggest contributor 2014-2019

by: Spencer Ives - January 20, 2015

LONDON—The global physical security market will more than double in value to more than $100 billion between 2014 and 2019, according to a report from TechNavio. North America will remain the largest contributor to the market.

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Cloudy distinctions with off-site and hosted access controlShare on email

by: Kenneth Z. Chutchian - December 30, 2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—The question of whether cloud-based security systems are synonymous with Web-based access control or hosted systems is one that still hangs over the security industry—like a cloud. It's not a dark cloud, but sometimes it gets in the way of clarity.

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