Compass Client Spotlight: August 2017

Compass Client Spotlight: August 2017

With summer winding down and the temperatures starting to drop, the beginning of fall brings a fast-paced month of September, as the Compass client base is working hard to prepare for the quickly approaching 2017 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas. As we take a look back at August, we see many intriguing security topics in the news, and in this month’s client spotlight, Vanderbilt’s Mitchell Kane talks to A&S International Magazine about cybersecurity in access control as a service. Scott Brothers from Oncam discusses why customers want more from their capital investments in security systems in‘s round table.

Steve Reinharz, Founder and President of Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD), explains to Security.World how robots and artificial intelligence are being used in the security world, Jana Rankin from VuTeur describes how real-time location services technology can help students in a fire in College Planning & Management Magazine, and Security Info Watch summarizes the Tyne Tunnel’s use of Verint’s VMS platform. Security Today honors Arteco’s Marketing Platform with a 2017 New Product of the Year Award (VuTeur and Pivot3 won, too!) and Baseline looks at how Pivot3’s hyperconverged infrastructure solution helped the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office increase performance and scale.

Additionally, four Compass clients are represented in Security.World’s Fourth Annual Physical Security and Video Surveillance Market Influencers! Congratulations to Arteco’s Steve Birkmeier, Giorgio Bucci and Giampoalo Sabbatini, Verint’s Kevin Wine, Vanderbilt’s Joe Grillo and Mitchell Kane, and RAD’s Steve Reinharz for being nominated. Vote now through Sept. 29.

ACaaS: Benefits Abound for Users, Integrators Alike
Access control as a service or ACaaS, in which a cloud service provider manages an end user’s access control needs, has become a major trend.

Vanderbilt CEO Joe Grillo Eyes More Acquisitions and Says the Cloud Is the Future
Vanderbilt is a big player in access control, intrusion detection and video management and has been a prime mover in the frequent M&A activity witnessed in the security sector in recent years. IFSEC Global recently caught up with the company’s CEO, Joe Grillo, who recently came third in their roll call of the top 10 influencers among security manufacturers/service providers 2017, at IFSEC 2017.

Round Table Discussion: What Motivates Customers to Buy More Security Systems?
The obvious reason to buy security systems is to promote greater security. But in some cases, there are more specific and/or immediate motivators that lead to a security purchase. Everybody wants more security in the abstract, but how willing are we to pay for it?

Oncam Debuts Online Visualization Tool and 360-Degree Dewarping Capabilities
Oncam announced it has added two new functionalities to its website in an effort to enhance the user experience and drive interaction. The Web-based 360-degree dewarping preview and the online visualization tool demonstrate Oncam’s continued focus on innovation and individuality.

Robot Revolution: Uncovering the Real Value of Security Robots
Robots have been in the spotlight lately, as tycoons like Elon Musk discuss the perils of automation and artificial intelligence (AI), and roving robots meet their watery demise. These recent events have unmasked a particularly interesting topic: The value of robots in the broader sense, especially as a security tool.

Discerning the Value of Robotics in the Security Market
Robotics provide real value to leaders across vertical markets through the reduction of risk and the transferable nature of mundane tasks. It is critically important for enterprise organizations to weigh the cost and outcomes of implementing this new and innovative technology to meet basic business needs.

Technology Enhances Fire Security
It’s critical for campus leaders to go further than simply implementing new technology. A key is the willingness to engage with stakeholders across the board, including students, faculty, staff, campus security officials and outside agencies such as fire and police departments, as well as to provide proper training.

Round Table Discussion: How Is Data Changing the Physical Security Market?
As systems become more sophisticated and expand their capabilities, the result is more data; in some cases, a lot more data. But a key question is: What do we do with the data? How do we use it to provide value?

Tyne Tunnel Realizes New Levels of Operational Efficiency and Situational Awareness with Verint Solutions
Verint announced the benefits that Tyne Tunnels in the United Kingdom is experiencing in the areas of traffic management and public safety, following its newest video surveillance deployment of Verint software.

Regional Bank Expands Use of Verint’s Fraud and Security Intelligence Solutions
Verint announced that a regional financial institution in the U.S. has expanded its use of Verint solutions to mitigate fraud, enhance security and resolve liability claims across its bank branch and corporate facility network.

Arteco of Video Management Platform Ensures Campus Safety at Cleveland University
To help alleviate the burden the VMS was placing on the video system, Lee University consulted with a group of trusted vendors and resellers. After evaluating a number of the top brands in the industry, the university opted to deploy Arteco’s Video Event Management System (VEMS).

Security Today 2017 New Product of the Year
Arteco’s Marketing Platform was nominated in the Video Management Solutions and Tools category.

HCI and VDI Rescue N.J. Sheriff’s Office
To accommodate the need for VDI, long-term storage and video arrays, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office chose a hyperconverged infrastructure solution.

Pivot3 Hyperconverged Solutions Certified with VMware Horizon Cloud Service
Pivot 3 announced its vSTAC platform is now certified with VMware Horizon Cloud to provide customers with virtualized desktops that combine the simplicity and rapid deployment of the cloud with the security and control of on-premises infrastructure.

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