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How is smart technology making businesses more safe and secure?

It s no secret that founding, growing and managing a business takes a lot of determination and hard work. As a business owner, it s common to feel extremely proud yet protective of the business you ve invested a lot of money and time into from the office building itself, to the furniture inside it and the tech-savvy devices you ve purchased to ensure your employees are able to do the best job possible. Thanks to smart technology, businesses are starting to rely on the latest digital trends and developments to stay ahead in their industries.

But, innovative technology and the Internet of things (IoT) is not only making businesses more efficient, it s also being used to improve business safety and security systems. As home-owners we ensure that our houses are burglar-proof and protected against risks and hazards but, as business owners, are we implementing the same safety measures? In fact, with the amount of expensive technology and equipment businesses have, it could be argued that businesses have more to lose if their properties don t have substantial safety and security measures in place. So, how should businesses be using smart technology to keep their property as safe and secure as possible? Use technology to oversee the office remotely Whether you re out of town for a business trip, working from home or on a well-deserved holiday, it s expected for you to feel concerned about whether everything is in order in your absence. With smart technology, business owners are able to put their minds at ease and oversee the office remotely. Smart security systems that connect to cameras, such as Netgear s security camera, enable you to view areas of your office and property straight from a smartphone from anywhere around the world. As smart security cameras develop, more and more are equipped to detect suspicious activity and notify the owner with a simple text or email to their smartphone, and video recording features mean you can replay and watch back footage too. In a similar way to smart security cameras, smart alarm kits work to keep offices safe and secure except with the use of motion sensors or detectors; as soon as a business owner leaves the office for the evening, the kit can be activated and will instantly notify them via smartphone if the alarms are triggered.

With both a security camera and a smart alarm kit working around the clock to keep your property safe and secure when no employees are at work, business owners can focus on running their business rather than worrying about safety and security measures. Your very own flying CCTV This smart tech device is particularly useful for owners of large businesses that occupy a lot of land, such as a factory. Whilst smart security cameras can be set up all around the area, a flying drone can take security levels one step further. Drones can take on watchdog tendencies and patrol your business property; they circulate the land or follow intruders whilst filming any suspicious activity, which is streamed directly to your smartphone. For businesses that aren t as large, a drone might not be necessary so technology such as a smart security light or even a RoboDog could be better suited for your security needs. Kuna s security light combines both a security camera and a light; it starts recording 10 seconds before an event is triggered so you can see the full footage of any suspicious activity, and you can choose what you want to happen when the device is triggered such as sound an alarm or call the police. No key? No problem If you, or a few members of your staff, are guilty of losing your office keys from time to time causing a lot of issues with the risk of burglars and replacing locks and keys smart locks, virtual keys and geofencing technology could be your saviour. Smart security systems allow you and your team to enter and leave the office without a key, as long as you have a smartphone on your person and, let s be honest, who doesn t?

August s smart lock allows multiple people onto its system and supplies each individual with their own virtual key, so they can all lock and unlock a door with just their smartphone. Similarly, geofencing technology defined as a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area enables business owners to be notified when someone enters or leaves the property, so any out of hours trespassers will be caught out. As a business owner, your time should be spent on growing your business and managing employees and shouldn t be consumed by concerns over your property s safety and security.

We re already seeing smart technology shape security systems that are making our businesses more burglar and hazard proof than ever before, and we can only expect to see this technology continue to advance.

CSL unveils DualCom MiniAir: the smallest radio communicator yet

product launch CSL has launched the smallest radio communicator in the fire and security monitoring market. DualCom MiniAir can use all mobile networks via CSL s WorldSIM to signal an alarm from protected premises. Keyholders can receive alerts direct to their smartphone.

Fitting into any existing or legacy control panel, MiniAir is pitched as affordable upgrade to bells-only systems for residential premises. In common with other CSL products, it is supported by the Gemini platform, which handles more than one billion calls in the security sector each month and helps to protect nearly half a million premises throughout Europe. MiniAir is an easy to install solution saving valuable engineer time, whilst also offering installers a cost-effective bells-only upgrade and the opportunity to increase their valuable monitoring contracts, says CSL sales director Rob Evans.

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How home security is transitioning from a traditional passive model to an interactive paradigm

The professional security market is a mature and stable industry with a proven business model that has successfully worked for decades. In recent years, however, there has been an unprecedented technological revolution that included several factors, such as the advent of smartphones and IoT and the proliferation of cloud-based services all of which has brought improvements in connectivity and new forms of interactivity. This has led the industry towards some major changes.

These changes have caused the traditional security market to shift into more interactive security, providing a combination of professional monitoring services together with interactive capabilities for the end user. According to Strategy Analytics, by 2020 there will be more households with interactive security than traditional security. It is easy to understand why: consumers prefer the capabilities that interactive systems provide. One example is the ability to verify an intrusion with their smartphone after receiving an alert that someone entered the house. While with traditional security, users were passive, and did little more than turn on their alarm when they left the house, with interactive security they have become actively in control of their home s features. Full control But it s not just about security. Interactivity also enables home security solutions to work with other connected living devices, such as smart thermostats or connected light bulbs. This brings together all the benefits of traditional home security with modern, connected, home automation, placing full control of the house into the homeowner s hands. In the words of William Ablondi from Strategy Analytics: Consumers want their security systems to not only protect their families and their homes, they increasingly see them as the foundation of total home control.

Perhaps the path to interactivity started with SMS alerts that warned of a potential burglary every time an alarm went off. But it was the smartphone that turned everything upside-down and set the up-to-now predictable and stable security industry into a furious race towards interactivity. Interactive security has forever changed the traditional business model, and blurred the lines between professionally monitored and DIY security Despite fierce competition, security service providers can now offer the best of two worlds: they get to provide professional monitoring and other traditional services together with new interactive capabilities that make solutions better and more convenient for consumers, allowing them to gain full control over their home, with which they can interact from anywhere in the world. Besides, while the market scope for traditional security was narrowed to homeowners aged over 45 and in the higher-income side of the spectrum, IoT-enabled security has broadened that scope. It has democratised home security, which is now available to all types of users, across all budgets and housing situations, from younger millennials to renters, who can take the system with them as they move to a new house. Also, interactive security solutions can provide service providers with data about user s activity, which could be analysed and used in order to improve user experience and prevent customer churn. Interactive security has forever changed the traditional business model, and blurred the lines between professionally monitored and DIY security, creating several hybrids and flexible, in-between solutions that adapt to the needs of every type of customer, even as those needs change and evolve over time. Although traditional security systems are still in the majority, the exponential growth of interactive solutions shows that interactivity is here to stay and that it will soon surpass the traditional model, fuelled by consumer preferences and the latest technological trends. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals.

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STid wins SIA award for Best Access Control Mobile App 2017

Access control IFSEC exhibitor STid will arrive at London ExceL in June fresh from winning a prestigious award for Best Access Control Mobile App. STid, a leader in high-security access control solutions, was awarded the Gold Trophy for the SIA s Best Access Control Mobile App for its STid Mobile ID app. Used in conjunction with STid Architect Blue readers, STiD s Mobile ID transfers the user s access card onto their smartphone to work alongside or replace their RFID card.

Users can open a door by tapping their smartphone twice in their pocket or by simply swiping their hand against the access reader, even during a phone call or if the phone is in a bag. Mobile ID beat 120 other candidates to the accolade. The Security Industry Association (SIA) awarded STid with its Mobile Apps trophy at ISC West in Las Vegas. The STid Mobile ID app has a lot of potential, said one of the judges in their verdict. What truly sets it apart is its user-friendliness. We were impressed with its various identification methods, allowing the user to open a door without getting their phone out of their pocket. This is a real improvement for organisations in search of simplicity and efficiency. STid CEO Vincent Dupart said: This fifth trophy recognises STid s ability to bring advances to the security industry with its non-proprietary, open technologies that make people s lives easier. The award consolidates our objective to develop new solutions to reach new international markets.

STid is one of the leading developers of contactless identification solutions using RFID, NFC and Bluetooth Smart technologies. STid also recently sealed a partnership agreement with Genetec, under which its RFID access control readers would now be available through Genetec s international reseller network. STid are showcasing their access control solutions on stand F1300 at IFSEC International, taking place 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. Get your free badge now. Can you afford not to attend? Driven by rising concerns over public and private sector safety, the access control market is set to be worth a substantial $8.6 billion by 2018. Register for IFSEC International 2017 to discover the latest products designed to protect your buildings, your assets, and your people.

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Batteries not included: Alarm.com and Qualcomm collaboration could create reconnaissance drones for the home

Batteries Not Included: Alarm.com And Qualcomm Collaboration Could Create Reconnaissance Drones For The Home

In the 1987 sci-fi feelgood classic Batteries not included , the arrival in a hard-up family s apartment of small, sentient spaceships is a solution for the maintenance and upkeep of their home as well as their more serious problems. The flying saucer type objects, which are equipped with cute eyes and robotic arms and legs, quickly set about repairing everything broken in the apartment. They even repair a vandalized caf downstairs and help the elderly couple who run it cook the food and get the orders out.

It s a bit of a stretch to say that Alarm.com and Qualcomm s mooted collaboration reported by CNET might promise similar wonders. For a start the concept whereby camera-equipped drones fly through your home to investigate anomolous activity is more about reconnaissance than conducting repairs themselves. For all the staggering pace of technological change right now, we re not quite there yet. Nevertheless, it s a pretty mind-blowing concept if they make it happen. embedded content We ve seen the migration of video surveillance into the private home, with Wi-Fi enabled models proliferating in recent years. And we ve witnessed the rise of drones as both commercial tools and something for adults and children to play with down the park. But the notion of using them as reconnaissance vehicles within the home is something of a bold idea. Alarm.com, a subscription-based home security provider, is partnering with Qualcomm s Snapdragon Flight Drone Platform to make this happen, CNET reports. The drones, which would be totally autonomous, would fly to, say, the site of an unusual noise or tripped motion sensor, record footage with their on-board camera and send the resulting video to your smartphone.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight platform pushes the boundaries of the drone industry and has led to many new form factors and use cases, says Hugo Swart, senior director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies Inc. Alarm.com, with its security expertise, is taking commercial and residential security systems to the next level by integrating intelligent and cutting-edge drones to its solutions. Alarm.com s Insights Engine , which uses machine learning, would help drones learn how to spot anomalous activity in the home. An Alarm.com representative told CNET that the drones might be showcased at some point this year, but that an official release timetable is not yet confirmed. Download: The Video Surveillance Report 2016 This exclusive report covers the security needs of surveillance systems as shaped by the physical environment including: What do security professionals think about plug-and-play systems Challenges like low-light conditions or large spaces and the threats posed in various sectors Which cutting-edge features such as mobile access, PTZ smart controls or 4K resolution are most important to security professionals What are the most important factors driving upgrades and would end users consider an upgrade to HD analogue Download the full report here.

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