Security Dealer & Integrator

JUN 2018

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36 Security Dealer & Integrator / www.SecurityInfoWatch.com June 2018 motion detection less than a year ago. at said, alternatives to radar are emerging, including LiDAR, (Light Detection and Ranging), which uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure variable distances from and generate precise, three-dimensional information about objects (read more in the sidebar on page 34). Aerial Drones 88033000 Opinion: Medium Industry Impact Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are still finding their place among the arsenal of security integrators; how- ever, evidenced by their growing pop- ularity on security trade show floors, they are becoming more and more viable by the day. In addition to their obvious applica- tions for perimeter security, some inte- grators are even leveraging the power of drones to simplify the site survey and surveillance installation process (read more at www.securityinfowatch. com/12400910). ■ » Steve Surfaro is Chairman of the Public Safety Working Group for the Security Industry Association (SIA) and has more than 30 years of security industry experience. He is a subject matter expert in smart cities and buildings, cybersecurity, forensic video, data science, command center design and first responder technologies. Follow him on Twitter, @stevesurf. Paul Rothman is Editor-in-Chief of SD&I. Opinion: High to Medium Industry Impact With LED components on the tariff list, impact on the security industry can either be high or low, depending on whether it applies to LED assem- blies and lighting systems purchased as a package from China, or if they are applicable to only LED components purchased from China and made part of assemblies sold in the United States. Products using LEDs, corporate campuses and properties using LED and smart lighting, as well as portable lighting products used by first respond- ers and security guards will be affected. Visible light and infrared illumina- tors used in IP video and other systems requiring augmented illumination also contain LED components. Multi-mode fiber optic transceivers use LEDs for transmission. Also, of course, are LED monitors that are used in control cen- ter and monitoring environments. Electrical Components, Touchscreens, Enclosures 85365090, 85369085, 85371060, 85371080, 85372000, 85381000 Opinion: Medium Industry Impact Switches, touchscreens, electrical component-level temperature sen- sors, enclosures, equipment consoles and rack assemblies commonly used in security applications all fall under these categories. Many of these tariffs would apply to devices using control switching relays, such as access con- trol, lockdown and life safety systems. Radar Systems 85261000, 85291040, 85299016, 85299019, 85299073, 85299095, 85299097 Opinion: Medium Industry Impact Radar systems have become more pop- ular for perimeter protection; in fact, Axis Communications introduced a Network Radar Detector for outdoor In any case, this would be signifi- cantly bad news for the ICT and secu- rity industries. Since cellular towers rely on fiber optic infrastructure to aggregate communications data, it is conceivable that this could have an even wider-ranging impact on the cellular data, data center and cloud hosting industries. LED Lighting & Components 85414020, 85414070, 85414080, 85414095, 85415000, 85416000, 85419000: LEDs, Photosensitive semi- conductor devices and transistors. The Money Issue Cover Story Market Impact: Gaming What do Las Vegas and China have in common? Macao is a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China – an autonomous region bor- dered by mainland China and known for its casinos and luxury hotels. Its gaming revenue has been the world's largest since 2006 and GDP per capita pur- chasing power is higher than that of any country in the world. Several large Las Vegas casi- no owners generate more than half their revenue from Macau and also purchase some of the largest security and surveillance systems in the United States. Should the China tariffs be fully approved, it is conceivable that U.S.-based companies doing business in Macau may be affected, reducing their ability to potentially fund surveillance and security proj- ects back home in Las Vegas and other gaming-friend- ly markets.

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