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Siedle USA CEO Showcases Next Generation Intercom Security Technology

Siedle USA CEO, Karl Lamprecht at Paragon Siedle USA CEO, Karl Lamprecht recently stopped by to showcase the next generation of Intercom security technology including 3D face recognition, touch panel, mobile phone video connectivity, and many more features.

3D FACE RECOGNITION

Adatis TouchEntry / FaceEntry biometric features such as the face are unique and identify a person without any doubt. Face detection also provides a high level of acceptance because it€˜s safe, quick and easy to use. It requires no contact and is therefore harmless and hygienic. The technology which is used by Adatis is based on latest research results, working with a three-dimensional acquisition of the face in the invisible infrared range. When a face in front of the camera is detected, it is measured three dimensional and the extracted features are compared against features stored in a database of the unit. All this takes less than one second. As only abstract features are stored a reconstruction of a face from the features is not possible. Operation does not require any user interaction: If the person standing in front of the door is enrolled, i.e. in the data base, the door opens automatically.

ACCESS CONTROL – TIME AND ATTENDANCE

Adatis TouchEntry / FaceEntryFor small installations with a single door or a few doors FaceEntry-XT/TouchEntry-XT operates in stand-alone mode without a server. Authorized and enrolled staff members are stored in an internal database. If several systems are installed at a site, operation in server mode is recommended: Access data is centrally stored and managed in a server database. For integration into existing or large installations the system works in reader mode: User data is gathered via biometry, RFID card or PIN code and transmitted to a centralized management system. Communication is accomplished either via Ethernet (TCP/IP) or via a serial port with appropriate protocols. The management system grants or denies access and controls the FaceEntry/TouchEntry terminal. The flexibility of the LCD touch screen allows the system also to be used for time and attendance.

BIOMETRY, RFID, PIN-CODE

FaceEntry® allows the combination of biometry using 3D face detection, RFID and PIN code. So you can enhance the security according to your requirements or migrate from traditional access cards to a state-of-the-art biometric system

INTUITIVE TOUCH INTERFACE

Ever since the proliferation of smartphones, everyone knows the benefits of touch technology. By pointing a finger you ring the door bell or choose a contact from the phone list – nice to have this now also available for your entrance.

DOOR COMMUNICATION

Visitors either choose their desired point of contact directly using the built-in phone book – or ring the door bell for the receptionist. As the unit is networked, distance does not matter any more and the receiving station can be anywhere in the world. The high quality echo cancellation allows for natural voice communication, without loosing a word. At the same time you will see the person and the situation in front of the door, live and in color, anytime, even if no one is ringing.

Contact us to learn more about Siedle’s next generation of Intercom security technology. The Paragon team can help make the most of your security investments with an integrated system solution. 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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Newtown Welcomes New Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Newtown, Connecticut opens new Sandy Hook Elementary School four years after a mass shooting in the town shook the country. The design of the new school was created with input from security experts, community members, first responders, teachers and parents. Architects from Svigals + Partners and the Consigli Construction Company completed the building in 2015.

The 86,000 square-foot building, bears no resemblance to the old building where the tragedy took place.

The new $50 million school includes innovative security features, such as state-of-the-art video monitoring. All classroom doors are 350 pound stainless steel, painted to look like wood, and automatically lock from the outside. All windows are bulletproof. And there is also a buzzer system installed in the front entrance that requires visitors to pass through two sets of doors.

The grounds have been landscaped to ensure anyone approaching the school is visible to those inside and can enter via one of three pedestrian bridges that cross the landscaping. As well as three courtyards, study spaces designed to look like treehouses and a moat-like raingarden.

“The space is beautiful. The children are very excited for their new school,” Sandy Hook Principal Kathy Gombos told the Los Angeles Times. “The adult reactions are a little bit less because they have a sense of why we are here. You can’t stand in this space without thinking about the 26 people who lost their lives.”

When it comes to education, it is essential for students to have a safe but welcoming environment, in which to grow. Schools have long struggled with finding the right balance in creating this learning environment. The challenge is in maintaining the flow of day-to-day academic activities while still protecting students against unauthorized entry and access to the facilities. The tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary school served as a sobering reminder of the importance of safeguarding our schools against such dangers.

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Customer Needs Drive Security Innovation

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This article written by Roie Telyas was originally published to the Brivo blog as Innovation Secures Our Future. Paragon is a proud retail provider of Brivo products. 

Innovation Secures Our Future

Customer needs drive every business, and this has never been more true than in the security and locksmith industry. As the world becomes more digital and fast-paced to accommodate our busy lives, the security industry has moved with it. The industry is shifting toward high-tech solutions. Cutting-edge security brands like Brivo work to keep homeowners and office managers ahead of the curve.

Mastering classic security measures has been a hallmark of successful businesses in the past, but combining them with electronic systems protects us from unwanted guests in the digital age. High-tech security solutions aren’t just for corporations in summer blockbusters—they are very real, and very affordable for homeowners too.

When it comes in full force, the Internet of Things will revolutionize the way that we protect our homes and offices. It will become an era of unprecedented interconnectivity. What will it look like? You don’t need to guess—you can already find advanced security and locksmith products on the market.

Wireless locks add convenience

Don’t you want a key that only you can use? That’s what wireless locks do—they recognize your digital signature as you approach, meaning that you choose exactly who can access your building who cannot.

Say goodbye to changing your lock every time someone loses a key! This innovation is here to stay because it keeps us a few steps ahead of unauthorized visitors.

Wireless locks are among the most common and reliable digital security products available, as natural extensions for low-tech locks. They can unlock as you approach and automatically lock behind you while you carry groceries inside, as well as letting only certain people inside based on the corresponding authorization on your phone or keychain. They’re as important as traditional locks now, intertwining security for the home and the personal device. When everything is connected, everything needs to be secure.

Cloud-based cameras provide peace of mind

Not everyone lives according to the popular 9-5 schedule, and those who do can’t always spend much time at home. Monitoring our safest places can give us the security we need when we can’t be there in person. Even low-tech offices frequently have affordable cloud-based cameras installed in the event of a theft, altercation, or vandalism. Setting up a cloud-based camera gives you added layers of security, accountability, and the ability to respond quickly during emergencies.

Connect to your workplace computer and even your phone with real-time updates of the camera feed. This is particularly useful to keep tabs on teens, shops, or even just to secure your home while away on vacation.

Access control systems

Its real value is in having control over your home, whether it’s for an intercom system, the temperature, or security. These systems bring every facet of your home in front of you like a dashboard. When it comes to security, you need to have all the details in front of you. They work with wireless locks, cloud-based cameras, and your devices, all of which will connect our homes to the Internet of Things in the near future.

Access control systems don’t just rely on physical keys as we know them, either. Installing one can change the very way you access your home and everything in it. They work with facial recognition, key codes, fingerprints, card keys, and even proximity readers. Most of these measures can’t be stolen or illegally copied like physical keys, making them the next logical step in security.

Installing even one of these security features goes a long way toward protecting your home or office. Customer needs drive the industry, and those needs call for security measures that can’t be faked, stolen, or duplicated.


ABOUT BRIVO

Brivo Inc. is the worldwide leader of cloud-based physical access control systems. Currently servicing over eight million users, the company’s award-winning Brivo OnAir® provides unmatched scalability and centralized security management for global enterprises, while retaining the ease of use for small and medium sized customers. The Brivo OnAir security management system is unique in providing combined access and video management in a single cloud platform. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Brivo was founded in 1999.

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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.

KISI
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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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Winter poses significant challenges to home security

Frigid weather, icy sidewalks, snow-covered driveways and frozen locks can all create major security problems in winter, especially since many homeowners take security shortcuts when faced with such annoying weather conditions. According to a recent release from SecuritySystemsReviews, there are simple things that consumers can do to ensure they can maintain security despite the challenges presented by winter.

One simple way to improve security is to always clear driveways and sidewalks of snow. The news source said that unplowed areas are a sign of nobody being home to burglars. As a result, individuals who leave their sidewalks and driveways unplowed create an environment where their home could become a target.

Taking the time to properly lock doors when leaving is also important. According to the release, many people get so anxious to get out of the cold when leaving the house that they do not properly lock access points. This can create major problems down the road.

Advanced access control systems, such as mobile applications, can help homeowners overcome this challenge. Mobile security solutions allow individuals to control locks remotely. As a result, a person can quickly go to the car to escape the cold and use the device to lock the door properly.


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We’re On The Move In November!

Paragon Security’s New Home: 24 West 8th St., NY NY

New Location, Same Great Customer Service

Once Every 20 Years

As one of New York’s leading locksmith and security companies, Paragon has been operating from the same location at 86 Christopher Street NY, NY 10014 in the West Village, Manhattan for more than 20 years. The move to 8th St. in Greenwich Village represents a major step forward for expanding and improving Paragon’s business and services to New Yorkers.

Founded 1988, Paragon Security has grown to become New York’s trusted security business. Offering everything from standard locksmith services, to commercial security services, intercom and security systems installation, security products for sale, and much more, Paragon Security is proud to help make New York safer. Paragon Security serves customers all across New York, including in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, The Bronx, and more.

New Location, Same Great Customer Service

The company move to a location will allow Paragon Security to better serve customers, with a larger space, more accessible location, more modern facility with better key shop and more room for inventory storage. Speaking on behalf of Paragon, founder and president Yaniv Zohar commented,

“We’re very excited about our new and improved office location at 24 West 8th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues) and believe this block is going through very positive change powered by our landlord Buchbinder & Warren and other landlords on the block. Doing business on Christopher street for more than 20 years, this is a major change for our business, and we are sure our customers will follow us to the new location and will help us continue to expand our business and serve our clients and community.”

Paragon’s office move will be complete on November 1st, so stop for a cup of coffee or free security consultation.

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Businesses Use Intelligent Key Management To Reclaim Assets

Minimizing loss associated with accidental damage, theft, and personal injury is a top priority for successful business. Where better to begin than by eliminating unauthorized access to company assets and resources by reclaiming the keys to commercial castle.

Unfortunately, when a conventional key is stolen, mislaid, or inadvertently taken home, company security is compromised. Even if nothing is stolen, and no damage done, the cost and inconvenience of fitting new locks and the impact on productivity can be significant.

The vulnerability lies in the access. The use of keys for any physical asset, including buildings, facilities, equipment, and vehicles can be much better managed with an Intelligent Key management systems, like Traka Touch.

‘Clever keys’ vs conventional keys
Traka’s solution is simple. Keys are effectively electronically tagged with a tamper proof security seal to a metal iFob. The iFob, with keys attached, locks into a receptor strip within the key cabinet until released by an authorized user, turning conventional keys into ‘Clever Keys’.

  1. Sophisticated intelligent touch screen Key Management
  2. Keys are readily available 24/7, but to authorised users only
  3. Standalone ‘plug & play’ system with embedded Windows® software
  4. Full audit capability, to retain a complete history of all key and user transactions
  5. Quick on-screen search for keys that are ‘out of system’
  6. View reports directly on screen or export via USB port
  7. Fast to configure and easy to use
  8. No network connection, PC or external database required


Paul Mazaher of Traka demonstrates the benefits of Traka Touch Intelligent Key Management Systems.
Traka Touch is an innovative solution in key management for offices, retail, factories, small industrial units and schools. Using touch screen technology, the Traka Touch is a stand alone, plug & play system. The entire system is self contained with user & key definitions and full reporting facilities, all managed entirely from the touch screen. This is a powerful key management solution –
Stop by any of Paragon’s 11 locations to discuss the which is the best Intelligent Key management system to suit your budget.

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New security devices in Nebraska schools

According to a recent article in Thejournal.com, the North Bend Central School District has started using a high-tech surveillance system with security cameras and video surveillance to help protect the school children and decrease incidents of vandalism.

The school buildings are a part of one of the most advanced integrated security systems available. Access control systems allow the appropriate personnel and students admittance to all buildings. Instead of having to rely on someone to be available with a key, the doors are programmed to automatically lock and unlock based on the school schedule. The times can be changed as often as desired to accommodate evening meetings or times outside of the normal school hours.

The employees will use card readers to let themselves in and out of the building. If their employment status changes, their readers can be remotely deactivated. There are discreet dome network cameras inside of the school and fixed network cameras to provide security footage of the outside perimeter of the building.

Take the steps to ensure that your family and properties are safe. Paragon Security NYC provides advanced access control security solutions for both residential and commercial establishments.

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Upgrading Security in Camden High Schools

The Camden City School District has unveiled $1.4 million high-tech security systems at Camden and Woodrow Wilson high schools just in time for the new school year.

Students will be much safer thanks to new, high-resolution digital security cameras and security doors that require ID swipe cards to open, philly.com recently reported.

The technology, paid for with state and federal funding, is welcomed by students. About half of them reported feeling unsafe in recent surveys. The district reported 163 cases of violence, including 18 with weapons, during the 2012-13 academic year.

Each high school had more than 80 entry points and doors were often open. Each school will now allow access to fewer than 10 areas. An alarm system will sound if unauthorized doors are open and surveillance cameras will be monitored.

The plan aims to keep out intruders and unauthorized visitors while keeping students and staff safe so they can focus on academics rather than worrying about danger.

This kind of security monitoring is important not only in schools, but in other areas of the community as well. Call Paragon Security NYC for integrated security systems that provide access control for your home or business.

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