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Security Center from Genetec: Integrating IP Video Surveillance, Access Control & License Plate Recognition

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 05, 2015

Is security important to your business? Do you have a security platform that is flexible and scalable to your needs? Does your security system seamlessly unify different applications into one easy solution? The Comprehensive Security Solution Genetec’s Security Center is a robust and responsive solution that provides a single platform which unifies third-party security and […]

BICSI Releases Latest Standard for Electronic Safety and Security System Design and Implementation

by Kevin Gillingham | Dec 13, 2013

BICSI is a professional association that provides information and education about the information technology systems (ITS) industry. ITS  encompasses voice, data, and electronic safety, security and infrastructure, as well as audio and visual technologies. BICSI gives courses, conferences, and releases publications to assist ITS professionals and support the ITS industry. Their new standard, ANSI/BICSI 005-2013, […]

Genetec Security Center Enhancements Will Be Showcased at ASIS 2013

by Kevin Gillingham | Jul 23, 2013

Genetec, a leading developer of world-class unified IP security solutions, will be attending the ASIS 2013 conference this year to showcase their latest security solution enhancements. Activo is a proud partner and supplier of Genetec’s innovative security products and solutions. ASIS International is a not-for-profit organization that supports and provides high-quality research and education in […]

Intelligent Video Surveillance is Helping Companies Be Safer and More Productive

by Kevin Gillingham | May 29, 2013

Intelligent video surveillance is smart security. An intelligent video surveillance system is able to make sense of what it sees and records, and then analyze the data based on given parameters. For example, the system could be taught to send an alarm when it observes certain suspicious behaviours, such as someone climbing a wall or […]

Technology Considerations When Moving Your Business: Series

by Kevin Gillingham | Jul 31, 2012

Companies often move locations because they are expanding or contracting their business. In both scenarios the technology they use to operate, such as phone systems and bandwidth requirements, may be affected. Other factors such as timing, new technology upgrades, and budgeting also play critical roles in the moving process. In this six-part blog series, Activo […]

IP Access Control Systems and Solutions

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 23, 2012

A new world of opportunity is emerging with internet protocol (IP) access control systems combined with IP camera systems. IP Access Control An IP access controller is an security device used to identify a set list of users entering and exiting specific controlled points from protected areas. Access controllers provide for building, staff and asset […]

Industry Applications of IP-Based Video, Access Control and Business Intelligence Systems

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 19, 2012

Retail Improve customer experience and reduce theft with IP video and access control. You can analyze customer traffic, set up alerts and remotely monitor customer behavior to make better merchandising, staffing and layout decisions. IP devices are easily integrated with POS and EAS systems and allows remote and local monitoring at any time, from any […]

Activo’s New Design and Experience

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 17, 2012

Activo wants to make sure your experience with us is as great and informative as it can be. In that spirit, we would like to introduce you to the new Activo website and blog. All the great resources Activo has offered in the past are still here, we have just made it easier to find […]

What is an IP- Based Camera and Video System?

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 15, 2012

There are many benefits to having an IP based video network Set-up costs and equipment are now available at competitive rates allowing companies to have a comprehensive security package which includes cost-effective installation, remote video monitoring, improved storage, and a host of other benefits suiting their individual needs. Live network camera feeds are available in […]