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Brivo Onair Access Control Simplifies NY Fitness Club Operations And Improves Customer Experience

Brivo Onair Access Control

Case study originally published by Brivo as Fitness Center Management Company Simplifies Multi-Site Operations And Improves Customer Experience With Brivo

The Challenge

“We manage seven gyms in seven different buildings. With our old solution we had to access servers remotely via VPN in seven different systems to make sure everything was working properly. I had to open and close multiple applications on my computer multiple times a day. It was confusing to figure out which application was for which gym,” said the Operations Supervisor of a New York fitness club operator. “Our old system didn’t work properly for us. We couldn’t just open doors remotely when a customer forgot their ID. It was difficult to keep our customers happy.”

The Operations Supervisor and her team were unproductive in managing access to their locations as they needed to access multiple unreliable servers in multiple buildings to allow for specific people to enter the fitness center. Unlocking doors for gym members remotely wasn’t possible. They couldn’t afford to watch members walk away from the gym and eventually their membership. They needed to make a change to a more flexible and convenient access control and video monitoring solution that would allow them to manage the systems remotely from one simple interface. This would enable them to remotely monitor their health clubs, and most importantly, open doors remotely for members if they forgot their key fobs.

The team needed to increase their operational efficiency so they could maintain their membership base and provide better customer service by:

• Ensuring that access control and video monitoring technology was working properly at all times
• Facilitating a quick corrective action for maintaining a clean gym with fully functional equipment at all times
• Controlling access remotely
• Unlocking doors remotely if a member forgot their key fob
• Confirming member identities to discourage sharing of fobs
• Ensuring gyms are only accessible during scheduled hours
• Issuing gym passes for specific time periods (e.g. summer passes that expire automatically after 2-3 months)

The Choice

The Operations Supervisor reached out to their access control dealer, Paragon Security, to find an access control and video monitoring system that would better suit their needs. “They immediately suggested that we move to a cloud-based system and recommended Brivo Onair. Brivo Onair allows for true multi-site capabilities without running multiple servers and setting up VPN’s to call into them individually. Brivo Onair allowed us to connect the access control for all of our seven gyms in one interface. It also has a native integration with the Eagle Eye Networks cloud-based video management system. Together this cloud-based package allows me to have full control of our gyms remotely. I can unlock doors for different gyms all from one system. I can confirm member identities by comparing their ID picture with what’s in the live video feed,” explained the Supervisor.

The Change

The Operations Supervisor carries the majority of the burden and handles the responsibility of access control issues and customer complaints. With Brivo Onair, the team is able to be much more responsive to member needs. They can immediately open doors to the gym if members forget their access credentials. With the Eagle Eye Networks video integration, she can confirm that only true members are using the facility.

Since deploying Brivo Onair Access Control System, the team has had no member complaints about unclean facilities. The team can be more proactive in enforcing gym rules and sending team members to make repairs or adjustments. As a result they have experienced decreased member complaints and an increase in gym memberships.

“I used to spend so much time opening and closing different applications to keep track of our gyms. Managing the gyms now takes me a fraction of the time. Brivo Onair has also allowed us to provide our members with additional intangible benefits. Some of our members have gym cost reimbursement benefits from their employers. We are able to email them personalized gym access reports as proof for their employers of gym membership and use, so that they can easily be reimbursed,” elaborated the Operations Supervisor. “All in all, deploying Brivo Onair and Eagle Eye Networks has allowed us to run our gyms more efficiently and provide additional services to our customers. We are opening another gym next month and we are, of course, going to deploy Brivo Onair there to integrate that gym into our operations.”

About Brivo
Brivo is the leader and innovator of cloud physical security for commercial buildings. Currently serving over ten million users, Brivo provides a centralized cloud-based security management system, including access control, video surveillance, alarms and numerous third-party integrations to its customers. As a SaaS company Brivo aims to provide a convenient and mobile first approach to securing buildings. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Brivo was founded in 1999.

About The New York Fitness Club Operator
The Operations Supervisor manages fitness centers in multiple properties for property owners in the New York City metropolitan area. Maintaining and growing their gym membership and being able to provide superior customer service and uninterrupted access to their gyms is of the highest priority.

See for yourself how easy it is to secure your facilities and protect your people with Brivo Onair Access Control System. Call 1-888-688-9771 to schedule a demo.

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Winter Is Coming, Are Your Locks & Door Ready?

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A Little Maintenance Goes A Long Way

When it comes to locks and door systems, the key to avoiding costly problems lies in preventive maintenance. Especially during the cold winter months, when we rely most on our locks and doors to help keep us warm, protect us from snow, wind, and fire, secure us from unwanted intruders and keep businesses open and holiday shopping flowing. But as temperatures drop, worn locks can freeze and door frames can contract, causing alignment to shift, compromising function and hardware. Resulting in a poor fit between the lock and the door itself. Home and business owners may find that they have a hard time getting the key to turn in a deadbolt lock when both locking and unlocking exterior doors. High volumes of traffic can wear out seals, hinges, knobs, and closers on buildings, retail, and commercial doors. If left untreated these problems will only get worse over time and eventually get to the point where they do not work at all.

Winterize Now & Save 10%

So prepare now for the winter ahead. To keep your locks and door systems operating efficiently, call 1-888-688-9771 to schedule an appointment to have your locks and door system evaluated by a qualified expert and enjoy 10% OFF ALL LOCK REPAIRS & DOOR SYSTEM MAINTENANCE. Don’t forget to mention promo code WEATHERPROOF. Paragon proudly services doors across New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Offer ends 11/30/2017.

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Eagle Eye On-Demand Cloud Video Surveillance

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100% On-Demand Cloud Security Camera System

The Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS provides 100% cloud management, 100% mobile and web browser viewing, and if you want – 100% cloud recording. Architected from the ground up to be all cloud all the time. You can click and add a camera at any time. You can click and change how long you keep your recordings. Its ready to go when you are. Pay only for what you need. It eliminates all the headaches of traditional systems. No software to buy and install, no license keys, and no OS to maintain.

Cloud storage, on-premise storage, or any mix

Eagle Eye Cloud-Premise Flex Storage™ gives you flexibility. Cloud storage is great for most video, but sometimes you need on-premise storage as well. The cloud security camera VMS lets you select what video is stored on-premise and what video is stored in the cloud. Choose by camera, by time, by resolution. Record to both locations for reliability and redundancy. Optimize your bandwidth. The interface stays the same regardless of where your video is stored.

100% Web Interface

Use your favorite web browser on your favorite computer. You get the same powerful and complete web interface regardless. No plugins to install. No software to install. Use your existing web browser from anywhere in the world to view your live or historic video. Reduce the hassles and make your video more accessible to more people in more places. Goodbye software. Works on Mac, PC, Chromebook, iPad, and Android.

Mobile done right

Access and control from your phone. The Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS comes with free mobile applications that implement full functions. View live video, navigate and search historic video, turn cameras on and off, adjust camera settings, or email videos.

Max Camera Flexibility

You pick the cameras you want. Digital or analog. We make it work. Works with a broad selection of ONVIF IP cameras. Works with nearly all analog cameras. You have the flexibility to choose the cameras that work for you. Or use the cameras that are already installed.

Interactive Security Camera Mapping

View or record video directly from a physical layout. Robust geographic maps allow the user to create custom floor plans, drag and drop cameras to specify camera location and orientation, and much more.

First Responder Real-Time Video Access

Cameras are Private until Activated. The Eagle Eye Security Camera VMS lets you pre-designate first responders who are able receive immediate real-time security camera access during emergency situations. You can even assign them permission for specific groups of cameras. The cameras are kept private, and only shared when an authorized user activates first responder access.

To learn more or schedule a demonstration call 1 (888) 688-9771 or CLICK HERE and a Paragon representative will be happy to help.

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KEY FREE. BE FREE. ENTR® SMART LOCKS

When it comes to protecting your home and family, safety and security are top priority. But let’s face it, you also need a trustworthy solution that easily fits into the routine of your daily life.

Mul-T-Lock ENTR® SMART LOCK SOLUTION

Mul-T-Lock ENTR® is the intelligent locking solution you have been waiting for. ENTR® combines the protection of a mechanical cylinder together with the convenience of advanced technology − without compromising on performance.

Systems such as the ENTR® from Mul-T-Lock allow you to easily upgrade your existing door lock into an electronic smart locking system, eliminating the need for keys. Giving you the freedom to lock your door or create, duplicate and use virtual keys to open your door right from your smartphone, tablet or Bluetooth-enabled device, such as a fingerprint reader, touchpad or remote control.

Simplicity
Imagine that you have a key-based safe in your home, a key for your office, one for your car, one for the front door, another for the back door, one for the dead-bolt and a few keys for exterior buildings, like a garage and a shed. This isn’t a particularly unusual situation, as many homeowners need at least five or six keys in total when you take vehicles into account. Now imagine it is one in the morning and you are coming home from a party during a thunderstorm. Chances are you don’t want to shuffle through your keychain finding the right key for your door and the dead-bolt to get into your home. You may just leave your dead bolt unlocked if you know you’re going to come home in the rain later, right? An electronic lock makes this process much simpler because it can be unlocked with a simple key fob or even your smartphone.

Mobile functionality
Smartphones and tablets make plenty of things easier in life, and getting into or out of the house is one of them. Many electronic locks are accompanied by mobile applications that allow you to control your lock remotely. This lets you, for example, lock your door and dead-bolt from the comfort of your car on a cold winter morning. Furthermore, this eliminates the dependence on keys to get into and out of your house, making it much easier and more convenient to deal with the multiple locks protecting your home.

Mobile capabilities also eliminate many worries that could surround home ownership. For example, if you go on vacation and think you may have left the door unlocked, you can lock the door from your smartphone. Convenience is key when it comes to home security. Electronic locks that can work with mobile devices delivery this ease of use.

Increased security
Plenty of people take shortcuts when it comes to locking their door because it can be annoying to get back in later. Electronic doors eliminate this need because they offer so much convenience that shortcuts become unnecessary. Furthermore, cheap-looking locks can often make your home a target for a criminal. This is especially true if you live in a housing development or area where one contractor built the majority of the homes, as a contractor who is known to cut corners on things like locks. Burglars are quick to notice these kinds of trends and have been known to target homes based on potentially poor lock installations.

An electronic system may seem like too much high-tech hardware for your home, but the technology has evolved substantially in recent years. As a result, you can often get a simple electronic lock system that is cost efficient enough to fit your budget and not so egregiously high-tech that it no longer seems to fit your house. Refined electronic locks are often simple to use, look almost the same as regular locks and provide a vital layer of protection for homeowners that want to combine convenience with high levels of protection.

ENTR Multlock Smart Lock SolutionExciting News: ENTR Smart Lock Solution won the 2015 Digital Home Gadget Award.

To learn more or schedule a demonstration call 1 (888) 688-9771 or CLICK HERE and a Paragon representative will be happy to help. You will see our prices and know-how are second to none!

 

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Your Key To Security In New York City

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There is a lot to think about, from a security perspective, in the city that never sleeps. As a cultural and financial hub of the world, New York City offers unique security challenges for businesses, residents and visitors. Having the right the right combination of everyday security features in place makes all the difference in simplifying and safeguarding your life:

Access Control Puts Security In Your Hands

Access control systems put every aspect of controlling your home in your hands. They can be integrated to work with wireless locks, intercoms, cloud-based cameras, thermostats and more, all from a single dashboard. Access control systems allow you to control who and when doors can be unlocked, no matter where you are. Entry to specific locations of your home can be narrowed down by person, day of the week, and time of day, using biometic or proximity devices.

Control and Convenience With Keyless Entry

The days of losing keys, forgetting to lock the door or having keys for pet-sitters, contractor or houseguests will soon be a thing of the past. Once a luxury only for the rich and famous, electronic door locks, also known as keyless entry systems or smart locks, can now grace the door to your home.

For NYC residents, especially those who make heavy use of on-demand deliveries, keyless entry systems provide remarkable control and convenience. Log records show the times and dates of all comings and goings of your home. So teenagers can’t sneak in after curfew and babysitters, dog walkers and cleaning people can be better monitored.

Keyless entry systems like Latch, are now being used at a range of properties, from East Village walk-ups to luxury doorman rentals. Another keyless entry provider, Kisi is turning its attention toward residences, with plans to roll out the system at a new 570-unit development on Staten Island.

Intercoms Help Intercept Uninvited Intruders 

In New York City, the intercom is your best friend. It saves you from having to run down to the lobby to let every appointment, delivery person, friend, worker or other visitor in that arrives. It can also be your first line defense against uninvited visitors or intruders. Many of today’s intercom systems have video capabilities, meaning homeowners can ask for identification to check and see if the person has the right credentials, has a parcel under his or her arm or is empty-handed malevolently looking in the window. Individuals should also think about hiring a professional locksmith to change any delicate locks around the house or consult a trusted security systems provider to leverage a silent alarm and round-the-clock monitoring.

Mailbox Security Protects Against Identity Theft

Whether an office, loft, condo, or apartment building, secure delivery of mail is essential to safeguarding confidential information.

There are a wide variety of mailbox solutions to meet both residential and commercial mail security requirements. This includes a variety of shapes and sizes for both indoor and outdoor use. Indoor building mailboxes are sold in individual units or groups to suit apartment buildings and offices. They are typically made of aluminum or steel and come in vertical or horizontal units. Freestanding mailboxes for outdoor use are designed to withstand heavy weather. They can be either column, post, or wall mount styles. The outdoor mailboxes we provide are large enough to accommodate different sized parcels and protect them from both tampering and bad weather conditions.

Among the latest “internet of things” are electronic letterboxes. With the advances of our digital world, they offer an ideal addition to an electronic access control system. Electronic letterboxes know when to expect your mail, notifies when it arrives and locks after delivery. Electric letterboxes can be opened using a fingerprint, code lock or electronic key. Using a companion app, users can check the status of their mail delivery, remotely lock or unlock the box and even dole out virtual keys to allow neighbors to pick up mail in the absence.

24/7 Protection For The City That never Sleeps

Innovations in digital technology and security make it possible for cities like New York to keep ahead of the curve. Advanced security providers like Paragon, turn these innovations into reality for residents, offices, apartment managers, retail businesses, developers, hospitals, schools and city facilities throughout the five boroughs and beyond. The best way to remain secure in the city that never sleeps is working with a qualified, locally trusted security provider. Combining locksmith services with a variety of advanced security solutions, such as access control, high security locks systems, surveillance cameras and alarms, can help create a holistic protection strategy. Paragon Security has been proudly serving customers all across the city including in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island for over 25 years. Don’t miss out on the experience of new locks and keys with the Paragon Security move-in special. Call today for more details 212.203.0821. 

 

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Security Systems Integration In Real Estate Development

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Innovations in digital technology and security make it possible for cities like New York to keep ahead of the curve. Paragon has been busy the last 3 years integrating new systems into real estate development projects. Systems with mobile capabilities are the #1 seller to new developments. As the real estate market strengthens, developers are looking to give buyers and renters more for their money and IOT integrations have been a simple but effective upgrade in quality of life.

Keyless Entry Offers Convenience

Keyless locks like SmartAir from Mul-T-Lock and Latch are being installed in a range of properties, from East Village walk-ups to luxury doorman rentals. Also known as smart locks, they combine the convenience of keyless entry with sleek styling and enhanced control. Building entrances and apartment doors can be controlled remotely via mobile app. Allowing users to remotely control the lock and provide access to guests from anywhere.

Latch Offers Modern Access

Latch is the first smart access product designed for the mortise lock format, the trusted choice for commercial buildings. Latch has an industry standard mortise cartridge at its core, designed to meet and exceed every project requirement. Whether you’re specifying a product for a new building or retrofitting your existing doors, Latch offers a sleek contemporary take on the classic mortise lock.

SMARTair™ from Mul-T-Lock

SMARTair™ from Mul-T-Lock is an outstanding, modern High-Security solution, combining exceptional quality with appealing convenience and stylish design. It is ideal for a wide range of organizations and businesses. SMARTair is friendly from the start, offering extra-easy installation that does away with costly and complex procedures. SMARTair™ customers are convinced that replacing a lost card is much cheaper than replacing a key. And it can be done quicker. SMARTair™ access control doors can simply be reprogrammed. There is no need to replace locks and cylinders. Wireless SMARTair™ access control doors are more cost effective than standard wired access controlled doors.

Intercom Innovations Offer Control

Intercom systems that ring only at your mobile with video, voice and door release features enables end users to leave messages at the front door, record an image of every visitor and see and talk to every delivery person from anywhere mobile service 3G or wifi.

Stay tuned for many more exciting features driving security to the new and smart application base.

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Skip The Hot Water and Try This Frozen Lock Solution

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Throughout the cold and often too long winter season in NYC, it is no surprise that 24-hour emergency locksmith services experience a significant increase in calls due to frozen locks. Ranging from cars, trucks, and boat locks to retail storefronts, office buildings and front door locks, freezing rain, and snow can freeze even the best of locks.

Early morning, after a long and cold night is the typical time to find a frozen car door, house or store lock. A common mistake is using hot water. People will rush to the nearest deli or neighbor to get hot water to pour on the lock in an attempt to melt the ice. While this might offer a temporary fix at the moment, filling the lock with water can lead to serious problems. And increase the chances that your lock will freeze again and again.

A simple preventative for frozen locks is spraying WD40 lubricant into your locks at the start of the season, as well as spraying into frozen locks to unfreeze and keep the lock from freezing again.

For pad locks which are high risk for freezing, spray WD40 into the keyhole and on to moving parts, then place on the heater to thaw.

As an extra precaution, be sure to have Paragon’s 24-hour emergency phone number (646) 604-9026 programmed into your cell phone so that you can reach us whenever you need to. Simply call us and you can expect us to be at your service on site as quickly as possible.

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The First Smartphone Video Intercom Platform: ButterflyMX

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A Revolution in Intercoms

ButterflyMX™ was built from the ground up with developers, property managers and residents in mind. Our cloud-based intercom format is efficient, customizable, and cost effective, providing game-changing functionality to existing and new construction projects.

Plug & Go Connectivity

ButterflyMX™ is simple to install and maintain. Three basic connections are all that is required to get started. And our streamlined, 14×14″ footprint and weatherproof touch screen housing integrate seamlessly with existing PMS systems. Runs on 4 Connections: Internet, Door, 100v Power, Phone (Optional).

Two-way Video Intercom System at a Fraction of the Cost

ButterflyMX™ is more than just a state-of-the-art video intercom system; it’s a cost-saving tool for builders and developers. Instead of expensive legacy systems with significant hardware and installation costs, ButterflyMX™ replaces in-unit hardware with tenant Smart Phone Technology.

Securely Capture & Search All of Your Events in One Place

ButterflyMX™ offers a host of security focused features never available before, including the first ever database of door release events with a time/date stamp and picture of every visitor let in via the system. The building management tools are simple and easy to use. ButterflyMX™ allows property managers and residents to track activity and feel an extra level of comfort.

For Property Management

  • Easy to Manage
    Take control of all building intercom features via intuitive web portal for building managers. Communicate with residents easily by utilizing the building-wide messaging capability. Add tenants to the front entrance touch screen contact directory instantly or via an existing Property Management System (PMS).
  • Integrates with PMS System
    Database level integration with most PMSs allows for automatic updates to the ButterflyMX system Reduce data entry errors and speed up processing time for new tenants by integrating with PMS.
  • Enhanced Security Features
    Keep track of visitors and guests going in and out of the building: A photo and time-stamp will capture and log all door access events.
  • Building-wide Messaging
    Leave a message for residents via the building-wide messaging feature. Communicate with residents easily by utilizing the building-wide messaging capability. Or send a manager message on the intercom panel that the residents cannot miss.
  • Cloud-based Data Storage
    Cloud based database stores all door release events and tenant records. Elastic Cloud allows for virtually unlimited storage of photos and videos.

For Residents

  • “Always Home” Video Access
    Via a video call, residents can use smartphones to receive calls from visitors using the front entrance touch screen intercom. Open front door for a visitor using mobile app, even when not at home!
  • Telephone Backup
    Residents without smartphones receive a phone call via the front entrance touch screen and can still receive messages and view door release events via their web account.
  • Virtual Key Access for Delivery
    Don’t feel safe giving out a pair of keys to your contractor or your maid? Send them a Virtual Key that will expire when you please. Tenants can send timed Virtual Keys to allow timed access (2-24 hours) for guests or service personnel.
  • Multi-function Messaging
    Visitors can send a text or voice message when a tenant is not home or unavailable. Residents receive a text message notification and can view the message on the ButterflyMX mobile app Virtual Key Access for Visitors and Deliveries. Don’t feel safe giving out a pair of keys to your contractor or your maid? Send them a Virtual Key that will expire when you please. Tenants can send timed Virtual Keys to allow timed access (2-24 hours) for guests or service personnel.
  • Electronic Door Time Stamp
    Manage records of guests and service personnel by checking the electronic door time and photo stamp of every virtual key access or door release activity issued by your unit.
  • Easy Smart Phone Interface
    Intuitive and simple mobile app interface for receiving video calls, and opening the front entrance. Keep an organized log of messages and door release history using the ButterflyMX mobile app interface.

Contact us to learn more about the first smartphone video intercom platform: ButterflyMX. Paragon Security proudly serves customers throughout New York, including in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, and elsewhere in NYC.

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Video Surveillance To Drive Global Security as a Service Market Until 2020

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(Originally published: BUSINESS WIRE)–The global security as a service market is expected to grow steadily during the predicted period and generate an impressive revenue of about USD 1.5 billion by 2020, according to Technavio’s latest report.

In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global security as a service market for 2016-2020. The market is further categorized into four end-user segments, including commercial, government, residential, and others, of which the commercial segment dominated the market with 56% of the overall market share in 2015.

Over the past decade, video surveillance solutions have changed in line with the advances in technology, leading to the evolution of video surveillance as a service or VSaaS. “In video surveillance as a service, a customer pays on a yearly, quarterly, or monthly basis for the ability to view live or recorded video surveillance data off-site to the location of the security camera. The video is used for self-monitoring, surveillance, and business applications,” says Amrita Choudhury, a lead IT security research analyst from Technavio.

Advantages of security as a service

Cost reduction: Security as a service solutions help reduce IT support costs by outsourcing hardware and software maintenance. Unlike the traditional software that is sold as a perpetual license with an upfront cost (and an optional ongoing support fee), these solutions come with a subscription fee, most commonly a monthly fee or an annual fee, which is affordable to most organizations
Several systems are supported by security as a service: It has become a common delivery model for many business applications, such as human resource management, customer relationship management, and accounting software
Customization: A customer can request a specific set of parameters that affect a program’s functionality as well as the look-and-feel so that the application appears to be having the customer’s choice of selection

Technavio’s ICT research study segments the global security as a service market into the following regions:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In 2015, with a market share of almost 65%, the Americas dominated the global security as a service market, followed by EMEA with 20% and APAC with over 15%.

Americas: largest security as a service market

The global security as a service market in the Americas is expected to account for a market share of over 64% by 2020. The American Office of the Director of National Intelligence, based in Virginia, US, faced the challenge of identifying threats and transmitting information to law enforcement officials in real time. In order to provide potential threat information and connect in real time, the office designed a new program in June 2016. It is designed to train computers to identify potential shooters and terrorists before they act. The program, called Deep Intermodal Video Analytics, aims to produce a common framework and software prototype for activity detection, person detection, and recognition across a multi-camera network.

The US has always been a major adopter of any new security technology. The adoption of video surveillance systems increased considerably after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Since the 9/11 attacks, government agencies as well as private institutions have been increasingly installing video surveillance systems across the country.

“A key factor that is aiding the growth of the market in the region is the ability of VSaaS solutions to allow for remote viewing of video footage, especially on smartphones. The commercial sector in this region is a major adopter of VSaaS. Many companies use video surveillance for the purpose of measuring productivity,” says Amrita.

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A New Level Of Home Security: Freedom From Keydom

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Keyless touchscreen deadbolts offer enhanced security and convenience

Experience FREEDOM FROM KEYDOM! – Keys have been used to lock our doors for centuries. Finally there is a more secure and convenient way to come home that completely eliminates the need for keys: Keyless touchscreen deadbolts.

No more keys.
Returning from work, dinner, a run, shopping or walking the dog? No need to look for your keys. Just type your code on the keypad and open sesame!

No more lock outs.
KEYFREE living means never having to remember your keys again. No more sitting outside waiting to be let in, simply use a pin code to open the door.

No more spare keys.
Set up a temporary visitor code to let your friends, family, or the cleaner in at any time. After the allotted time the code will expire they will no longer be able to gain entry.

No need to Re-Key.
Roommate moved out, guess it’s time to change the locks, right? Not when you are KEYFREE!  Program unique locking codes for up to 25 users. Delete user code on move out to eliminate user access.

Easy to program.
Its voice-guided operating instructions take the guesswork out of programming and the capacitive touch screen is well-lit and responsive.

Keyless Entry

Yale’s RealLiving™ offers residential, Grade 2, easy to program, touchscreen e-deadbolt locking for up to 25 users. This solution is wire-free, easy to install and comes equipped with Mul-T-Lock’s high security mechanical key override.
  • Sleek aesthetics
  • Operational efficiency
  • Completely eliminate the need to manage keys
  • No need to ever re-key – just set up a NEW access code
  • Increased security

To learn more or schedule a demonstration call 1 (888) 688-9771 or CLICK HERE and a Paragon representative will be happy to help. You will see our prices and know-how are second to none!

 

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Keyless Access In New York City

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Written by By MICHELLE HIGGINS | The New York Times

New York Discovers Keyless Entry Systems

In the next few months, residents at a handful of buildings in the city will be able to walk up to their apartment doors and go inside without fumbling for keys. And if the dog walker or cleaning service comes by while they are out, residents can use an app to let them in remotely. Ditto for deliveries.

Access Control

Keyless entry systems are starting to make their way to your apartment door. While smart locks have been available to individual homeowners for a few years, developers and property management companies have been hesitant to lose the key, citing the cost of upgrading hundreds of locks and the risk of losing money if the technology goes the way of Betamax.

LATCH Access Everywhere.

Latch, a new keyless entry system from a two-year-old start-up with the same name, is being introduced at a range of properties, from a four-unit East Village walk-up to a 431-unit luxury doorman rental in Chelsea, managed by real estate firms that have invested in the technology, like Corigin and Pan Am Equities. KISI, another keyless entry provider that has made strides in offices, is also turning its attention toward residences, with plans to roll out the system at a new 570-unit development on Staten Island in March (installed by Paragon Security).

For residents, especially those who make heavy use of on-demand deliveries, the pitch is control and convenience. Instead of doling out keys to your pet-sitter, contractor or houseguests, you can issue a virtual key. Instead of worrying about extra keys floating around that you lent out but never got back, you can simply disable access.

Landlords and property management companies can track the comings and goings of workers, guests and deliveries. If a tenant moves out, or doesn’t pay his rent, “keys” can be turned off. Access to health clubs, children’s lounges, pools and bike rooms can also be easily added or subtracted.

Designed by Thomas Meyerhoffer, a Swedish-born designer whose early career includes tenure at Apple, Latch is a contemporary take on the classic mortise lock. Perched above the traditional keyhole, a discreet camera sits behind a circular touch screen. Like an unblinking eye, it records who is at the door, so residents can determine whom to let in. Bluetooth technology allows Latch to communicate with your phone.

Once you register and download the app, there are a number of ways to open a door. You can use the app on your smartphone, input a key code on the circular touch pad on the door, or use an old-fashioned key. “We realize that not everyone will want to use it digitally,” said Luke Schoenfelder, the chief executive of Latch. The app can also be configured so that the door unlocks automatically upon sensing the phone in your pocket.

Access via key codes can be issued permanently, temporarily for deliveries or on a set schedule, as for a dog-walker. The system creates a record of every entry so you — and your landlord — can see who has been there and for how long.

Because your custom passcode always lets you in, you won’t get locked out if you leave your phone in a cab. You can also deactivate the code by logging into your account, if your phone is lost or stolen.

KISI Cloud Managed Office Access

KISI, a cloud-based control system, is designed for buildings with doors that are electronically wired. Once it is installed, tenants can download the app to turn their smartphones into their keys. Depending on how the system is configured, tenants either tap a button on the app to enter the building or touch their phone to a reader as they would at an office turnstile. One drawback: Because your phone is now your key, you’ll need to find a workaround if your battery dies before you get home.

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New York Discovers Keyless Entry Systems by Michelle Higgins From The New York Times, Jan 1 © 2016 The New York Times Company . All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this Content without express written permission is prohibited.


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