It was March Madness at this month’s Lunch & Learn, as we gave away $50 gift cards to three lucky winners! The mayhem started with our Big 10 Tournament, where we awarded one prize to Tracy Crum of Cushman Wakefield for choosing the winning bracket in our attendee pool. But the craziness didn’t stop there—each person in attendance also received an access control card upon entering. Two of those cards opened the Taylored Systems demo door, where there were two more $50 gift cards waiting for lucky attendees Misty Shearer from The City of Noblesville and Wes Hudson from Wide Open West. Of course, with a delicious lunch catered by City Barbeque, everyone was a winner!
The topic for the day was physical security, namely how businesses can upgrade their existing security platforms to accommodate more flexible, modern solutions. We listened to speakers from three different security manufacturers about which up-and-coming innovations were on the horizon for video management, cameras and devices, and access control readers.
First up, we heard from Darryl Bosak with Milestone Systems. Milestone is an open platform video management solution with over 150,000 installations across the globe. Daryl walked us through the advantages of using an open platform: Milestone software is able to integrate with solutions from over 1,000 technology providers, making the possibilities virtually endless when it comes to your video functionality.
All Milestone products are compliant with the ONVIF open standard for physical IP-based security interfaces, ensuring secure private-to-public video integration. The Milestone interface, known as the Milestone Smart Client, provides access to live and recorded video, and the ability to remotely control pan-tilt-zoom cameras. And that means you can choose the video you want for custom training, customer service and delivery logistics.
Then Sean Qualters from Axis Communications took the podium. Sean gave us a rundown of the qualities that make Axis a thought leader in the business security field. For instance, their company-wide focus on R&D has led to a number of industry innovations; they were the first to bring network cameras, video encoders, HDTV and thermal network cameras to market.
Axis sees the video surveillance industry moving in the direction of consumer video applications. Higher megapixel sensors in Axis cameras and other devices will help propel this change into being while also allowing for higher camera resolutions, improved zoom capabilities and more image detail. Axis believes their policy of listening to customers, partners and employees has been the linchpin of their success, driving them toward flexible, scalable and adaptable open platform solutions.
Last but not least, we gave the floor over to Ken Minnard from ISONAS. Ken outlined how ISONAS’s network-based PowerNet™ reader-controllers deliver an access control solution that is simpler and more flexible, allowing customers to go places they never thought possible. Their patented technology easily integrates with Windows-based software for a network-based, Pure IP to-the-door technology.
Unlike traditional panel-based or IP-panel systems, ISONAS eliminates the need for cumbersome control panels at every access point, which means no more complex wiring and power supplies or burdensome maintenance schedules. The ISONAS IP-Bridge affords a smooth transition from panel systems to a pure IP-based solution, without having to rip and replace.
Mark Your Calendars for June’s Lunch and Learn
Want to get in on the fun? Don’t forget to sign up for our June Lunch and Learn, where we’ll be taking you out to the ball game with hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and more! Join us for a cookout and picnic while we discuss hosted applications for your business. We’ll talk about how your organization can swing for the fences with VoIP, access control, video surveillance, servers, backups, applications, software and other options. Come decked out in your favorite baseball team’s apparel, and you’ll be entered in a raffle for the chance to win some grand-slam prizes!
June 2018 Lunch and Learn: All Things Hosted!
When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
(11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Where: Taylored Systems
14701 Cumberland Road, Ste. 100
Noblesville, IN 46060
Visit our Lunch and Learn page for more information and to register for the seminar. See you there!