Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in access control and video surveillance news, Milestone Systems enhanced its NVR series, Sony adds a 4K camera, Axis Communications unveils a new camera and an installation tool, and Genetec announces cloud-based license plate recognition and updates to its Security Center VMS.
IP SECURITY MAGAZINE ARTICLES
Integrator Tasked With Challenging Video Surveillance Project
Successfully deploying an ad hoc wireless video network helped forge a long-term relationship with a major marathon.
Best Channel Vendors 2015
How were the Best Channel Vendors survey and special report generated? For a seventh consecutive year, we relied on the wisdom and experience of Penn State University to help ensure the survey’s statistical accuracy. Back in 2009, Penn State agreed with our philosophy of conducting a Web-based survey (as opposed to a phone-solicitation survey) of our subscribers to capture significant data from our most active resellers. The technology categories were determined by the Business Solutions magazine (BSM) editorial staff.
Best Channel Vendors 2015 - ECM Hardware, ECM Software, General Computing, Video Surveillance/Access Control, & VoIP
Video surveillance and access control technologies continue to be great line-card additions for networking VARs looking for additional revenue streams. This year’s winners represent a good starting point for anyone interested in getting involved. Axis Communications and Honeywell are two well-known names in the physical security world, and Cisco’s enterprise networking experience is unquestionable.
IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY
The Top 4 Access Control Trends
A look at the technology innovations that are poised to enhance the industry.
6 New Trends In Video Surveillance
The security industry is ever-changing, with innovators striving to come up with the next big thing in access control, video management, central stations and a number of other security must-haves. But nowhere is there more change and innovation than in the world of video surveillance. From advanced multi-directional cameras to intelligent systems and other emerging technology, today’s video surveillance industry is poised to take IP cameras to the next level.
The Biggest Threat To The Channel? Manufacturers That Sell To End Users
The biggest threat to the channel is the same as it has always been — manufacturers. Businesses are constantly seeking growth and expansion. Part of this formula requires keeping investors and shareholders happy. The need for manufacturers to always have constant and accelerated growth has become the new normal but there are only so many ways in which this can actually occur. Being a channel friendly company allows manufacturers to sell their products or services through the channel without dealing with end users.
6 Reasons To Offer Financing To IT Customers
Regardless of size, IT is a critical component to running a business. However, computers, servers and other IT equipment can get expensive. This often drives businesses to delay replacing hardware in order to reduce operating expenses. Yet, what if they didn’t have to pay for their IT purchases in a single payment upfront?
5 Ways To Win The Best Employees In A Talent Shortage
Talent. It’s hard to find and even harder to retain. The more specialized your field, the fewer qualified people there are to select from. And even if you’re fortunate enough to be located in a top tech hub saturated with talent—Silicon Valley, Seattle, Washington D.C., Boston, and Sacramento according to Forbes — you’ll have to work hard to keep competitors from luring away your best players.
IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES
Shuttle Customizes Computers For ScholarChip Solution
Knowing where students are at any given time is of vital importance for teachers and school administrators. Keeping track of attendance is an essential part of a school’s budget, including state and federal financial support, and in some cases, even teacher performance.
The Four T’s Of Marketing
There are so many elements to modern day marketing. From direct mailers and blogs to newsletters and emails, the modern day marketeer has a lot of things to consider when developing a marketing strategy. While there’s no magic 8 ball with all of the answers to your marketing questions, there are ways to make the whole process easier.
The Top 10 Myths About Sales
No matter what point that you look back to in history, you can always find a notable deal, trade, or sale that shaped our world to what it is today. Even with its notoriety, sales is an industry that mystifies most of the general public. Is it about relationship building? Closing no matter what? Tricking someone into doing what you want?
PHYSICAL SECURITY EVENTS
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ABOUT ACCESS CONTROL & VIDEO SURVEILLANCE
Access control & video surveillance includes physical security technologies such as access control devices, IP video cameras, video management software (VMS), and video storage devices and systems.
Access control usually refers to a device or system that restricts access to a place or other resources based on individual credentials. Individuals allowed to access the place or resource verify their authorization through human monitoring (such as a guard), physical keys, electronic login information, biometric identification, electronic keys, or a combination of methods. In the physical security world, access control is used to restrict access by unauthorized personnel to a property, building, or a room.
IP video cameras (Internet protocol cameras or IP cameras) are a type of digital video camera often used for surveillance. They differ from analog closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras by being able to send and receive data over a computer network or via the Internet. There are two types of IP cameras, centralized and decentralized. Centralized require a central Network Video Recorder (NVR) while decentralized do not. Decentralized IP cameras have built-in recording functionality and store video locally on flash memory, network attached storage (NAS), or hard disk drives.
Video management software (VMS) is a component of a video surveillance solution which consists of cameras, network infrastructure, storage, and the VMS. Unlike analog cameras, IP cameras operate over a standard computer Ethernet network such as LAN, WAN, or the Internet. Because of this a computer on the network must have video management software installed in order to handle recording and other functionality for all the cameras on the network. Some systems load video management software onto the cameras themselves, letting the user access and control cameras with only a smartphone or tablet app.
Video storage can be done in multiple ways, either with direct attached storage or detached storage. Direct attached storage is the most common solution for small to medium-sized installations, where the computer running the video management software stores video directly to its hard drive. Detached storage can consist of either network attached storage (NAS) or a storage area network (SAN). A NAS system is a single devices directly connected to a LAN that provides storage to the entire network. A SAN is a specialized network designed for storage and connected to a server, providing user access through the server and offering high scalability.
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Mercury Discusses Recurring Revenue At Channel Transitions West
For Business Solutions magazine readers who couldn’t attend Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA, Jake West, who manages Mercury’s business development team, shares in this video what he discussed with conference attendees, including finding recurring revenue streams for your business.
GFI MAX Discusses Tools For MSPs At Channel Transitions West
Todd Haugland, lead sales engineer for GFI MAX, discussed tools for managed services providers with conference attendees at Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA.
F-Secure Meets SaaS Channel Members At Channel Transitions West
Michael Wong, systems engineer at F-Secure, summarizes what he discussed with conference attendees at Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA.
AIM Meets Bar Code, Mobility Channel Members At Channel Transitions West
For Business Solutions magazine readers who couldn’t attend Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA, Doug Hall, business development director of AIM, the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, shares on video what he discussed with attendees at the conference.