Were you at the ISC West 2021 (International Security Conference & Exposition) trade show? Held July 19–21 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, the industry event had a lot to offer. As with many trade shows, there were great people for networking; insightful sessions; cool swag to grab; vital coffee setups; and, of course—when professionally appropriate (wink, wink)—booth beer.
Then there were the ever-important security products themselves.
Whether you couldn’t attend ISC West or didn’t quite get to see everything while at the event, fear not: We at Total Security Advisor walked the entire showroom floor (I have the foot blisters to prove it!) and mined our inboxes to collect a bunch of company announcements covering the products either unveiled or showcased at the industry gathering.
To help stay up to date on what’s new, check out our product roundup from the ISC West event below. However, please note it is by no means an exhaustive list of all the awesome gadgets and solutions that were on display.
NAPCO Security Technologies Inc. showcased its new AirAccess cloud-based access control solution. The company says AirAccess allows NAPCO and its dealers and integrators to generate recurring revenue from access control jobs, helps eliminate the need for expensive upfront hardware costs to end users, and uses cellular communications. Additional new products showcased included the new electrified mortise and cylindrical Lectra Locks from NAPCO’s Marks Division and E-Access from Continental Access. More info is available here.
Allegion US showcased its Overtur solution, a cloud-based environment where project team members can collaborate on the specification, design, and construction of door security and openings from anywhere. The company says existing features like Overtur Mobile, Punch List, and Site Survey simplify and streamline the gathering of on-site information all in one platform. Allegion also recently expanded its Schlage networked product portfolio to include the new Schlage RC Reader Controller. More info is available here.
Quantum and Pivot3
Quantum Corp. announced an agreement to acquire the video surveillance portfolio and assets of Pivot3, a specialist in hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and intelligent software solutions for the security and surveillance markets. The acquisition, whose purchase price totals approximately $8.9 million in cash and stock, adds to Quantum’s current line of network video recorder servers, the StorNext File System, and ActiveScale object storage. More info is available here.
Bullistic Barriers displayed its Rapid Deployment Bullet Resistant Riot Fence, “RaDeBuRe,” designed to assist law enforcement and security forces in providing an effective means to protect buildings, assets, and people, especially in light of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The company says RaDeBuRe is tested in accordance with UL-752 standards by NTS, an independent ballistic testing facility, and a security team can erect 100 feet of barrier in an hour. More info is available here.
Kami Vision, provider of an edge-based vision artificial intelligence (AI) platform, displayed its range of device-agnostic, vision AI solutions designed for businesses and their customers, including the Kami Fall Alert System for seniors and Kami Home Security hardware with built-in intelligence and software apps to inform the user of possible threats. More info is available here.
Honeywell previewed its latest upgrades to its security and fire safety products. The company says these solutions provide streamlined operational efficiency, real-time response, predictive analytics, and flexible integration that can ultimately reduce costs and increase revenue. The products include the Pro-Watch Integrated Security Suite, Pro-Watch VMS (Video Management System), NOTIFIER Self-Test Detector, and NOTIFIER INSPIRE. More info is available here.
SmartRent, an enterprise smart home and smart building technology platform for real estate owners, managers, and residents, unveiled its own in-house intercom offering. The new Smart Intercom can be installed on any building entry point, such as lobby doors or perimeter gates. To further expand its access control offerings, SmartRent also launched Alloy Access Solo, a single door access control solution that can be retrofitted on virtually any door. More info is available here.
Seoul Robotics, a 3D computer vision company using AI and machine learning for intelligent robotic perception systems, launched Voyage, a plug-and-play LiDAR perception system for security industry and other applications. The company says this all-in-one deployment kit—equipped with proprietary software SENSR2, LiDAR sensors, and a computer—allows customers to simply unbox the product, plug it in, and start seeing real-time results. More info is available here.
Identiv Inc. showcased its recently expanded visual intelligence and operating expense (OPEX)-focused solutions. The company says Velocity Vision, a unified, open-platform VMS, provides data-enabled security and real-time visual intelligence in a single pane of glass. Subscription-based Freedom Cloud access-control-as-a-service (ACaaS) powers remote access, and cloud-based Hirsch Velocity Cirrus ACaaS allows users to control, manage, maintain, and update their security management system via a Web-based user interface on any device. More info is available here.
Alcatraz AI, a developer of frictionless access control technology, showcased its biometric and tailgating solutions. Powered by machine learning, Alcatraz’s Rock solution operates autonomously to recognize your face as your credential and relies on 3D sensors and deep neural networks to authenticate users in real time, creating a touchless access experience. The Rock can be paired with any badge reader and has an ability to effectively mitigate tailgating by detecting breaches in real time and sending an alert to the access control system. More info is available here.
Transition Networks Inc., a provider of IoT and edge connectivity solutions, showcased products to assist security integrators in video surveillance, physical security, and smart city applications. For example, the company says its newly announced Secure Remote Access (SRA) solution allows rapid deployment of encrypted bidirectional VPN tunnels between a network operations center (NOC) and remote sites. More info is available here.
Shooter Detection Systems
Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company, featured its indoor gunshot detection solutions at the show, introduced attendees to new developments in enterprise-level software enhancements, and highlighted Guardian Wireless, the patent-pending wireless/battery-powered gunshot detection sensor and the latest innovation to join the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection line of products. More info is available here.
Telguard, a security and life safety communications company, displayed the TG-7FE for commercial fire and the TG-7E for commercial intrusion solutions. Both products are dual path and offer the option to use Internet connectivity and 5G LTE-M cellular. They also power directly from the panel’s 12V or 24V auxiliary power supply or via an included plug-in transformer. More info is available here.
March Networks introduced its new VA Series IP Cameras, a comprehensive line of seven new 2MP and 4MP cameras featuring advanced encoding technology and built-in video analytics. The company says the VA Series cameras deliver a range of features for indoor and outdoor applications, and their Ambarella chipsets make them fully compliant with the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and power the cameras’ video analytics, including tripwire, abandoned object, loitering detection, intrusion detection, and object removal. More info is available here.
3xLOGIC Inc. demonstrated its security solutions, including its new Gunshot Detection Solution. Rather than utilizing microphones, infrared sensors, or complex analytics, the self-contained device relies on simple concussive force recognition sensors to detect gunshots, helping allow first responders to de-escalate an active shooter situation quickly. The company also showcased its VX-5M20-B-RIAL license plate capture camera, which is designed for scaled-down applications in which post-event investigations require precise imaging to identify license plates. More info is available here.
Award-Winning Solutions …
Want to learn about even MORE products that were showcased at the ISC West event? The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently crowned the winners of the 2021 SIA New Product Showcase Awards, the flagship awards program presented in partnership with ISC West recognizing innovative security products, services, and solutions. Check out that SIA announcement here.