The new National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association has launched a website, www.naorca.org, to serve as a worldwide online platform for networking, education, training and awareness.
In order to better understand which labels fit into specific retail environments, a new approach was developed leveraging categories that serve to simplify, categorize and reinforce Checkpoint's vast EAS product portfolio. Each category is represented by a specific graphic icon and includes the Economy, Enhanced, Specialty and Exclusive classifications.
Pittsburgh, PA - Vector Security recently launched a new web site with content, products and offers tailored to home security, business security and national accounts. You can view the new site at www.vectorsecurity.com.
"The new web site supports our recently updated brand look and positioning in an easy-to-navigate format," says Art Miller, Vice President of Marketing for Vector Security. "We wanted to build a web site and online presence that reflects who we are, what we do and represent the customers we serve everyday across North America."
Visitors of the site can enter their zip code to find available promotions and offers in their area. The site also features a comprehensive look at the products and services that Vector Security offers to business and national account customers in addition to residential consumers.
In the coming months, Vector Security will add additional resources and information to the site to keep it fresh and up to date. Miller adds, "We will continue to build a valuable online resource for consumers of security and security-related products and services based on the feedback and needs of our customers."
About Vector Security
For more than 40 years, Vector Security, Inc. has been a premier provider of intelligent security solutions tailored to the needs of the customer. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company offers a full suite of electronic security services for residential, business and national account customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of branches and authorized dealers. Vector Security is a sister company of the Philadelphia Contributionship, a private insurance company founded in 1752, and currently provides cost-effective, technology-based security solutions to more than 260,000 homes and businesses.
Axis Communications received The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for its Lightfinder technology in the Physical Security category. Lightfinder enables outstanding performance in network cameras during difficult light conditions, specifically low light.
Lightfinder is an unrivalled technology that enables network cameras to see detail and color—even in dark conditions. Colors can be maintained at night with no need for artificial lighting. Axis launched this technology globally in 2011. Lightfinder is a revolutionary improvement for video surveillance cameras and was the only winner in the Physical Security category.
"We're delighted and honored to get this award," says Ray Mauritsson, president and CEO at Axis Communications. "It verifies our strength as an innovative company and proves that Axis is a driving force in network video."
In a Wall Street Journal interview, William Webb, chief technology officer of Neul Ltd. and an Innovation Awards judge, said that Axis put together a few different ideas to put more intelligence into how the camera works—ideas that stuck out.
A total of 536 applications from 24 countries were submitted to The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards competition in 2012. A team of editors and reporters reviewed applications and forwarded the 172 most promising entries to an independent panel of judges from venture-capital firms, universities, and companies. From that pool, the judges chose 37 winners and runners-up in 18 categories.
Other awards that Axis received for its Lightfinder technology include the Private Security Award (2012), ASIS Accolades (2011), and GSN Awards (2011).
About Axis Communications
As the market leader in network video, Axis is leading the way to a safer, smarter, more secure world — driving the shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Offering network video solutions for professional installations, Axis' products and solutions are based on an innovative, open technology platform. Axis has more than 1,000 dedicated employees in 40 locations around the world and cooperates with partners covering 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based IT company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website www.axis.com.
BERLIN, CT, September 26, 2012 - Corbin Russwin, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand, introduces the Access 800® IP1 intelligent Power over Ethernet (PoE) access control locking solution.
The Access 800 IP1 integrates ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 Corbin Russwin hardware with a contactless reader, door status monitoring, and controller into a single device, making it an ideal solution for corporate campuses, schools, healthcare facilities and other buildings looking for a cost-effective, easy-to-install, and sustainable solution for bringing online access control to more doors.
Corbin Russwin's Access 800 IP1 PoE lock uses a single Ethernet cable for both power and data, eliminating the need for any additional power supply or electrical wiring. It uses existing IEEE 802.3af PoE infrastructure to streamline the installation process, reduce costs, enable real-time communication, and minimize power consumption. With a maximum power consumption of 7 watts per activation at each lock, the IP1 uses 50% less power than traditional access control solutions using PoE. It also uses significantly less power in standby than traditional access control.
Using the Local Area Network and HID® 125 kHz proximity or 13.56 MHz iCLASS® credentials, the Access 800 IP1 offers complete access control features such as built-in door status monitoring and real-time configurable alarm notifications. Local decision-making ensures operation regardless of network status.
The Access 800 IP1 PoE lock is available in cylindrical lock, mortise lock, and exit device configurations. The lock supports 2,400 users and a 10,000-event audit trail. It is also available with a keypad option for two-factor authentication, and a variety of finishes and Museo® decorative levers for a consistent design aesthetic.
About Corbin Russwin
For over 160 years, Corbin Russwin has been the premier manufacturer of architectural hardware, providing exceptional security and design solutions for institutions nationwide. The company's wide range of products includes access control solutions, life safety solutions, a wide range of locksets, exit devices, levers, trim and more.
About Assa Abloy
Assa Abloy is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience.
In this podcast of our July-August 2012 cover feature, Amber Virgillo asks the controversial question: are retailers feeding the ORC phenomenon? She investigates retailers' buying habits and shows how retailers can avoid buying back their own stolen goods.
Many in the LP industry were shocked by the unexpected passing of David Merrick, 60, marketing director for Vector Security, on July 31st. In the weeks prior to his death, Merrick had been working with the magazine on a story about Vector's new business strategy and rebranding efforts that appeared in this column in the July-August issue.
Merrick was an early supporter of LP Magazine as well as other industry initiatives such as certification that have contributed to the professional advancement of loss prevention.
"Dave was one of the genuine leaders who sincerely believed in helping to elevate our profession through education," says Gene Smith, president of the Loss Prevention Foundation. "He was very passionate about giving back to the LP community as evidenced by his efforts in leading the Vector Security LPQ-LPC scholarship program."
Merrick was not only known as a true professional and diligent marketing executive, he was also a personable, considerate individual. "I considered Dave a friend as well as a client," says Bonnie Dodson, LP Magazine's advertising manager. "Before we discussed Vector's advertising plans, he never failed to ask me about life in the mountains. I will truly miss him and the pleasant conversations we shared."
Merrick began his career in the electronic security industry in 1979. Since that time he held various sales and marketing management positions, first with Automatic Detection Systems and then Triple A Protection, a Pennsylvania-based regional supplier of residential and commercial electronic security and uniformed guard services. In 1999 he became part of Vector Security, holding the position of director of marketing for Vector Security's National Accounts Division.
Active in the security industry, Merrick served as a board member of the Pennsylvania Burglar & Fire Alarm Association and was the recipient of the NBFAA 2002 President's Award.
He authored a variety of sales and marketing-related articles in a number of industry magazines and was an editorial board member of Security Systems News. Merrick's work has been featured in various industry magazine articles, merited three SAMMY nominations, and captured the honor twice. He was also the author of the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association's (NBFAA) Reassuring America Program.
"Dave was an extremely creative and talented professional," says Michael Grady, LPC, executive vice president of Vector Security. "His many positive contributions to the security and loss prevention industry will be felt for years to come. Dave will be greatly missed."