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MAY 2019

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26 Security Business / www.SecurityInfoWatch.com / May 2019 ISC WEST RECAP | SECURITY WATCH Product News Alarm.com Launches Upgrades to Business Solutions Products Alarm.com announced enhancements to its commercial business- focused security products – Alarm.com for Business – at ISC West, including enhancements that consolidate access control and video monitoring for multiple sites, saving time and improving awareness. Now, users can view, group and manage a business’ doors, cameras and access schedules for up to thousands of locations from a single dashboard, with enterprise and single-system level permission hierarchies determining the specific locations and features that different users within the business can control. “These enhancements bring a new level of control and efficiency,” says Alarm.com subscriber Jill Erber, who uses the systems to secure four Cheesetique restaurant chain locations that employ more than 160 people across the Washington, D.C., area. “I can manage custom access schedules and permission levels for four different teams with a single dashboard. I can also monitor live video from anywhere in my business at any time, right from my computer or phone.” “These features give larger, multi-site business managers complete visibility and control over their operations,” says Dan Kerzner, Chief Product Officer. Enterprise Access Control enables subscribers to manage and customize employee access for multiple business locations – with sophisticated schedules and permissions – from one centralized dashboard. Users can easily set up, view, update or revoke employee access across any or all business locations; and find access-related events and video footage with ease via integrated activity timelines. With support for Z-Wave locks and card readers, no custom integration work is required. Enterprise Live Video enables subscribers to view live video streams and manage security camera groups at multiple locations from a centralized video dashboard, optimized for viewing through a web browser. Users canv iew up to four security camera streams from multiple locations simultaneously, create, view and customize multi-location camera groups, and quickly find any camera in any location across the business with a keyword search. Enterprise Access Control and Enterprise Live Video are fully integrated with Alarm.com for Business, and are accessed and managed through Alarm.com’s single interface and cloud platform. Both enhancements are available now to authorized dealers. ■ New video and access control functionality in the Alarm.com for Business platform will make security management easier for multi- location business customers. Axis Launches Next-Gen Chipset Axis Communications, which for the past few years has focused on surveillance-adjacent technology introductions at ISC West, returned to its roots in 2019 – launching the ARTPEC 7 chipset, which promises to serve as the backbone for the company’s next generation of video surveillance products. Fredrik Nilsson, Vice President of the Americas for Axis, said during the company’s annual ISC press breakfast that the ARTPEC chip – the first generation of which made its debut 20 years ago – gives the company the ability to build in a variety of new capabilities in surveillance products moving forward, such as enhanced intelligence/analytics and improved compression and image quality. “This is really a big deal for us,” Nilsson said. “We haven’t really talked about our chipset too much in the past, but we figured in this day and age, it is important to show what the difference is when you control your own technology.” Improved image quality features thanks to the new chipset include: • Lightfinder 2.0, featuring more realistic colors in low-light scenes; • Forensic WDR, providing clearer images of moving objects, as well as enhanced detail in back-lit scenes, or scenes with big differences between the lightest and darkest areas; and • Increased light sensitivity, which significantly extends the range of illumination for Axis cameras with IR. ■ Fredrik Nilsson unveiled the company's new chipset at the annual Axis ISC press breakfast.

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