Security Dealer & Integrator

NOV 2018

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18 Security Dealer & Integrator / www.SecurityInfoWatch.com November 2018 SECURITY WATCH COMPILED BY PAUL ROTHMAN Fresh Off the Wire / News from around the industry Alarm.com Introduces Video Analytics Technology monitors video streams in real-time and alerts property owners about important events Alarm.com has released an artificial intelligence (AI) architecture and video analytics service for both residential and business subscribers that can monitor video streams in real-time and alert property owners about important events while ignoring routine movement. Optimized to address a variety of smart security applications with video cameras on the edge, the company’s computer vision research team trained the AI engine with millions of frames of video donated from field-deployed cameras, and extensive feedback from service provider partners and beta program participants. Object classification and object tracking can distinguish between people, vehicles and animals, determine an object’s direction of movement, and measure the duration of activity. For example, the system can monitor for vehicles coming and going, lingering visitors, pet/animal monitoring and vendor validation. It can also work with automation systems to set lights and other scenes when analytics detect a person entering the backyard, for example. ■ Z-Wave Fall Summit Focuses on Smart Home Evolution Sessions focused on insurance incentives, artificial intelligence, IoT adoption trends, data and privacy, and more Z-Wave Alliance member companies and partners met in September at the Z-Wave Fall Summit in Philadelphia to discuss the next opportunity around the smart home. Attendees listened to and participated in a series of panels, fireside chats, and workshops led by industry leaders and peers on smart home and IoT. This year’s summit tackled a few different key themes, including insurance, artificial intelligence, IoT adoption trends, as well as data and privacy. With the growth of smart home and buzz around the adoption of high-profile products like Google Home and Amazon Echo, insurance providers are looking at ways to incentivize their customers to adopt certain types of tech in their homes. American Modern Insurance, in fact, presented a case study at the Summit on its year-long pilot in Alabama, Colorado and Ohio, where they offered a program that provided smart home products in manufactured and owner-occupied homes coupled with an incentivized insurance package. The event also featured a case study presentation from Evolve Controls on its success with smart home solutions for the hospitality industry, as well as an overview of the MDU (multi-dwelling unit) opportunity by Felicite Moorman, CEO of Stratis/Bulogics. Moorman focused on how the connected home is moving beyond individual residential deployments to multi-family dwellings and apartment complexes and what elements to consider. Read more about the summit at www.securityinfowatch.com/12434113. ■ SecurityInfoWatch Online Features Breaking Through Security’s Glass Ceiling The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named industry veteran Edwina (Eddie) Reynolds, president and CEO of Iluminar Inc., as the 2018 recipient of the inaugural SIA Progress Award, celebrating individuals who pave the way to success for women in the security industry. While Reynolds will receive the award as part of SIA Honors Night, Nov. 14 in New York City, take a closer look at her rise to success in the security industry in this interesting profile. www.SecurityInfoWatch.com/12434841 Cyber-Hardening of Security Products Underwriters Laboratories says the cyber-hardening of security products is improving, but much work still remains. In this exclsuive Q&A, Editor Joel Griffin met with Gonda Lamberink, UL’s Cybersecurity Senior Business Development Manager, to discuss the progress of the UL 2900 standard and how far the industry still needs to go to ensure the cybersecurity of products. www.SecurityInfoWatch.com/12433285 Inside the Merger of Lenel and S2 Security UTC recently acquired S2 Security and announced its plans to merge it with Lenel as part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security under the name “LenelS2.” Editorial Director Steve Lasky caught up with UTC’s Alex Housten to get the inside scoop on the merger. www.SecurityInfoWatch.com/12432494 Reynolds

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