Eagle Eye Networks Releases 2022 Cloud Video Surveillance Report

Eagle Eye Networks released its second annual Cloud Video Surveillance Camera Worldwide Statistics report, delivering data and insight into security camera usage and trends globally and regionally.

The report analyzes aggregate data from a sample set of 200,000 cameras and includes more than 150 camera manufacturers. The report covers a wide range of industries including corporate enterprises, retail, restaurant, warehouse, industrial, education, healthcare, hospitality and multifamily dwellings.

Key data includes:

  • Increased adoption of higher resolution cameras, audio-enabled cameras, and regional differences in usage across the Americas, EMEA and APAC
  • Relative level of use of the four most common video analytics
  • Flexibility of true cloud systems to support hundreds of camera types and manufacturers around the world
  • Growth in number of camera manufacturers
  • Preferred video recording location and recording retention duration
  • Regulated industries’ usage of cloud video surveillance

“Organizations moving to cloud-based video surveillance make key deployment decisions across several factors,” said Dean Drako, founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “We are sharing the most common implementation configurations and trends with a goal to help everyone moving to cloud security camera systems make better decisions.”

To download the report, go here.

ADI Opens New Global Headquarters on Long Island

ADI Global Distribution has opened its new global headquarters and welcomed the team’s recent return to office.

Located a few miles from its previous headquarters in Melville, N.Y., the new ADI Support Center site was designed to foster innovation and encourage a collaborative work environment, according to a press release.

The new office serves as the home to more than 120 ADI team members across numerous departments including marketing, operations, finance, IT and more. Occupying the fourth floor of the building, the 30,000-square-foot area features floor-to-ceiling windows and houses a variety of spaces including individual workstations, meeting rooms, huddle spaces, wellness rooms, a state-of-the-art training room and kitchen area. Additional building amenities available to ADI team members include an onsite cafeteria, fitness center and electric car charging stations.

“Opening our new headquarters is part of ADI’s global vision and strategy to modernize our workplaces and optimize our business for continued growth. We’re focused on designing work environments that incorporate a collaborative spirit and promote productivity, while having a positive impact on our teams,” said Rob Aarnes, president of ADI Global Distribution, a Resideo company. “Our Melville Support Center is an important site for ADI as it serves as our global headquarters. And we’re excited and proud to welcome our teams back to our new facility.”

The new ADI Melville Support Center is said to feature an environmentally sustainable design with eco-friendly lighting with natural light, LED bulbs, motion sensors and fixtures crafted from recycled cardboard, an energy-efficient heating and cooling system, reusable products, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, refillable water stations, energy star appliances, recycle stations and more.

ADI Support Centers represent the company’s corporate offices that provide support to its global business operations. In addition to its new Melville Support Center, ADI recently opened new Support Center sites in Dallas; Oldham, U.K.; Breda, Netherlands; and San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The company also said it has begun construction on remodeling its Support Center in Louisville, Ky., which is scheduled to reopen later this year.

Ohio ECC Goes Live as 109th ASAP-to-PSAP

On Monday, May 23, 2022, the Licking County Regional Communications Center (LCRCC) OH became the 109th ECC in the United States and the 6th ECC in the state of Ohio to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP).

Licking County went live on Monday, May 23rd with Rapid Response Monitoring, Vector Security, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Securitas, Alert360, United Central Control, Guardian Protection, Stanley Security, Quick Response, Affiliated Monitoring, National Monitoring Center, Vivint, Security Central & Brinks Home Security followed by Protection One on Wednesday, May 25th. ADT will be added in the near future.

NAPCO Introduces New Pro NAPCO HD Video WiFi Cameras & Doorbell

NAPCO Security Technologies is excited to introduce its new Professional NAPCO HD Video WiFi Cameras & Doorbell, which are now in-stock and available. Put video accounts online in less than 10 minutes with affordable pro video and gain incremental RMR from residential and SMB accounts. The NAPCO HD video WiFi cameras & doorbell offer top features, including Night Vision or New Ultra StarLight Night Vision, 2-Way Talk and HD Resolution Video, up 30fps@2.0MP (1920x 1080). Easily scan and enroll in seconds, just scan the QR code and connect to any 2.4GHZ wireless router. Plus, 12-months of cloud-based video storage and access is included, thereafter it’s only $1.25/mo.

Integrate cameras with New Gemini Security/Video/Access and iSecure Connected Home Alarm Apps, or use Standalone iBridge Video App, to offer accounts access from anywhere, from any smart device. Apps offer live video view 24/7, 32GB HD Local Stored Video (SDHC), plus MMS or Push notification videoclip alert notifications on smart devices.

For more information on new HD Video WiFi Cameras & Doorbell contact your local Sales Rep, visit www.napcosecurity.com, contact NAPCO at 1.800.645.9445

COPS Monitoring Reinvests More Than $500M in its Employees

COPS Monitoring announced that it has reinvested over $4 million in permanent annual wage increases and another $1 million in additional employee benefits.

“For the past two years, the entire country has been faced with an unprecedented crisis related to hiring and retaining qualified employees,” said COPS’ founder and president Jim McMullen. “While the ‘Great Resignation’ and other factors have certainly affected nearly all employers, these challenges impact our industry more acutely because hiring and training a dispatcher is a rigorous and time-intensive endeavor that can take up to 18 months before a dispatcher is thoroughly trained and completely vested in our industry. This fact places extraordinary importance on not only attracting the right talent, but also retaining our dedicated employees.”

In its continuing efforts to attract new recruits and reward its seasoned team, COPS Monitoring has implemented the following:

  • Three separate wage increases in the past 9 months for hourly employees (more than 600) exceeding $4 million annually
  • Reinstatement of Club 6 events, an all-expense paid quarterly reward enjoyed by all top-level dispatchers totaling more than $200K annually
  • Restoration of seasonal company functions, management educational retreats, and elaborate in-person year-end holiday celebrations at each of its 6 locations
  • Seasonal parties/outings
  • An impromptu one-time bonus to all employees to help mitigate the impact of inflation

Together, the hourly wage increases and additional benefits total roughly $5 million, just in the first year.

“We are fortunate to be in the position to be able to make these investments,” continued McMullen. “Not only does it make us competitive as an employer, but it also gives us the ability to retain the best and most dedicated team members, which translates to better service. I’m proud to say that the average tenure of a COPS dispatcher that has passed the one year mark is over 5 years, and that our most seasoned dispatcher has been with our company for a remarkable 26 years.  What’s more is that 96% of our staff in supervisory to senior-level executive roles have all started in an entry-level position with COPS. These facts all indicate that we’re doing something right and we’re confident our investments will continue to provide enduring benefits to our dealers and their customers.”

Oneida County NY ECC, TMA’s 108th ASAP-to-PSAP Site

The Oneida County NY Department of Emergency Communications 9-1-1 Center became the 108th Emergency Communications Center in the United States and the 7th agency in the state of New York to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). Oneida County went live on Monday, May 16, 2022, and Tuesday, May 17, 2022 with Vector Security, Rapid Response Monitoring, Guardian Protection, Security Central, Stanley Security, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Protection One, Amherst Alarm, Doyle Security, National Monitoring Center, Affiliated Monitoring, Brinks Home Security, Vivint, Securitas, and ADT. 

FirstNet Authority Board Approves Network Investment

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) is boosting in-building coverage on FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network.

Meeting today in New Hampshire, the FirstNet Authority Board approved an investment to expand services for network coverage via small-cell technologies. The investment aims to increase FirstNet coverage where public safety agencies operate indoors, such as police headquarters, fire stations, Emergency Communication Centers, and other critical sites and field locations.

The FirstNet Authority conducted robust engagement and market research with the public safety community – including the Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) – to develop the investment and inform the Board’s action.

“Public safety is at the center of our investment process – the FirstNet Authority is laser focused on making sure the network continues to provide the communications they need for their mission,” said FirstNet Authority Board Chair Steve Benjamin. “Through our dialogue with public safety, they point to in-building coverage as a top priority for FirstNet. With this investment, we will enhance indoor coverage, provide an additional layer of network resiliency, and give public safety the ability to deploy this service where and when they need it the most.”

The FirstNet Authority Board passed Resolution 113 “Network Investments” at today’s quarterly Board meeting. The resolution directs the FirstNet Authority to issue a task order to its network contractor, AT&T, to make an indoor-coverage enhancing service – a RAN (Radio Access Network) extension – available to primary FirstNet subscribing agencies.

This service would enable stronger in-building access to the network, including mission critical services and priority and preemption. Users will have the capability to deploy small-cell technology where and when they need it to enhance Band 14 coverage for in-building locations where they operate, including temporary field locations.

“The FirstNet Authority has a strong partnership with public safety so we can make investments that advance the network to benefit their operations,” said FirstNet Authority CEO Ed Parkinson. “In-building coverage routinely tops the list of their desired improvements for FirstNet, so we are thrilled to be investing in a service that will help public safety deploy more localized and focused coverage solutions.”

Today’s action follows previous investments by the FirstNet Authority to increase network coverage by expanding the FirstNet’s fleet of deployables. The FirstNet Authority has also invested in initial generational upgrades to the network core for 5G capabilities.

The FirstNet Authority’s investments are made possible through a sustainable business model that enables the organization to continually improve and advance the network. The investments align with the FirstNet Authority’s Roadmap, which outlines the key priorities and activities for advancing and evolving the network beyond current contractual commitments. In addition, the FirstNet Authority established a set of investment principles to further guide the decision-making process for network investment.

About the First Responder Network Authority

The FirstNet Authority is an independent entity within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Created in 2012, its mission is to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of the nationwide broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities

Three Minnesota ECCs Go Live with ASAP-to-PSAP

The City of Bloomington MN, Dakota County MN, and Rice-Steele Counties MN respectively became the 105th, 106th, and 107th Emergency Communications Centers in the United States and the 3rd, 4th and 5th agencies in the state of Minnesota to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP-to-PSAP).

The City of Bloomington went live on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, Dakota County went live on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, and Rice-Steele Counties went live on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Each PSAP went live with Vector Security, Rapid Response Monitoring, Guardian Protection, Security Central, Quick Response, Stanley Security, United Central Control, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Protection One, Brinks, Affiliated Monitoring, Vivint, National Monitoring Center, and ADT.

Dean Belisle to Serve as DMP’s New National Sales Trainer

DMP is pleased to announce Dean Belisle has accepted the position as our new National Sales Trainer. Dean will work to help enhance the sales skills of DMP authorized dealers, leading to higher levels of support and in turn, increased dealer success.

“I can’t say enough to express how excited we are to bring Dean into our team,” said Mark NeSmith, Vice President of Sales. “He’s bringing a lot of knowledge to the table; we know he’ll be able to elevate our dealers’ expertise and provide valuable insight.”

Before accepting his role at DMP, Dean worked in a similar capacity in training and consultation. He started in the security industry working at his family business, gaining a deep understanding of management and sales, as well as installation and technical knowledge.

“I joined DMP because I wanted to make a difference,” said Dean. “Working alongside dealers and their sales teams on the frontline is an exciting challenge. My goal is to provide the training and expertise to take them to the highest level of effectiveness and success.”

Contact Information:
Dean Belisle | National Sales Trainer
Direct Cell: 417-299-7027

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