As we close the books on Security Sales & Integration‘s 40th year this month, let’s take one more look back to the 1980s when, under the oversight of then Alarm Installer & Dealer magazine Founder Bob Bargert published an amusing industry-themed cartoon each issue month.
Longtime readers no doubt fondly remember those illustrated moments of levity, which were contributed by Joe Lanier, whose son Chris Lanier currently serves as president of the manufacturer’s rep firm LRG.
Several of those golden cartoons are revived in slideshow format here as a tribute to both SSI‘s and Lanier’s legacies. Joe Lanier, 81, has long since retired but was kind enough to provide us with the following background on his second life as a security industry cartoonist …
“My mother was an accomplished water color artist, but what little talent I inherited leaned toward doodling in school. I later served in the military air police, followed by law enforcement work. Then the grass looked greener in the burglar alarm biz, so I became an installing dealer. Later jumped the fence to the wholesale supply side. That was followed by a field sales slot with Moose Products, and later the old FBI firm. Those companies sold to Aritech and Pittway, but I was fortunate enough to establish my own independent sales rep company for 10 years prior to retiring. I was able through most of these backgrounds to enjoy cartooning as a part time hobby with sales to some police and security trade journals. I especially developed a friendship with security publisher Bob Bargert, and he was kind enough to regularly publish my efforts.”
Step back in time and check out the cartoons here!
Pearl River, NY (October 23, 2018) – As part of its recently released Ocularis 5.6 Video Management Software (VMS), OnSSI announces the availability of a new Smart Camera Driver for VIVOTEK H.264 and H.265 Cameras. The new Smart Camera Driver eliminates the need for Ocularis VMS users to wait for drivers to be developed for newly introduced VIVOTEK cameras, as Ocularis 5.6 will automatically build the driver when it senses the new camera in the system.
“With the latest release of Ocularis, users and integrators alike will find our powerful VMS platform even easier to install, implement and use with new capabilities that now include a Smart Camera Driver for VIVOTEK H.264 and H.265 Cameras,” said Ken LaMarca, VP of Sales and Marketing, OnSSI. “In addition to Ocularis automatically accommodating VIVOTEK cameras, OnSSI joins VIVOTEK in supporting Trend Micro’s world renowned anti-intrusion cybersecurity software to provide users with the highest levels of protection for their security system architecture.”
The new Ocularis Smart Camera Driver supports VIVOTEK H.264 and H.265 cameras, including on-board events generated by the cameras’ internal analytics. Also supported are VIVOTEK camera features such as 4K resolution and dewarping for wide area surveillance applications. This latest software enhancement from OnSSI allows the Ocularis Recorder and VIVOTEK IP cameras to communicate with each other using VIVOTEK’s protocol to determine the model and capabilities of networked cameras, and then builds the required driver on the fly, eliminating the need for integrators & users to wait for model-specific drivers to come out. They can use their newest camera models and all of their features, as soon as they are released.
“We are extremely pleased that OnSSI’s industry-leading Ocularis VMS solution now automatically accommodates VIVOTEK cameras,” said David Liu, President of VIVOTEK USA, Inc. “The Ocularis Smart Camera Drivers make it easier and more cost-efficient for users to deploy VIVOTEK’s portfolio of innovative imaging solutions in their systems.”
On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) was founded in 2002 with the goal of developing comprehensive and intelligent IP video surveillance management software. OnSSI’s Ocularis IP security and surveillance VMS platform increases security, reduces operational costs, and helps organizations move closer to prevention. Ocularis delivers open architecture, flexibility, and scalability along with robust cybersecurity protections for a range of applications including education, gaming, government, healthcare, manufacturing, public safety, transportation, and utilities. OnSSI is headquartered in Pearl River, New York and has representation in over 100 countries. With its acquisition of Germany-based VMS company, SeeTec GmbH and the launch of Ocularis 5, OnSSI continues to drive global expansion and technological innovations.
We have made some exciting changes to our TRENDnet Partner Program. We are now setting up the discounts for one year! Instead of changing up and down between levels each quarter, we are setting the level up for a one-year term. Partners can move up during the year, but we will not move them down.
The ATRIUM access control system redefines ease of use and performance. ATRIUM allows you to manage up to 500 doors, proximity card readers, keypads or Schlage® wireless door handles. Setup of these devices is a breeze with ATRIUM’s FREE software. The embedded web server provides instant results using any web browser, smartphone or tablet.
CDVI is proud to announce these fantastic new features in ATRIUM latest release (V4.30).
Here are some key features:
Improved firmware update process (Automatically update firmware, .cuf & .pck files, of all modules at the same time.)
Simplified schedule setting (Web server)
Easily Add/Assign new cards via “Events” window tab
User counter: Set “X” number of times a user can pass through a door(s)
Smart relays: Set a relay to follow a schedule, input or output. Or activate for a set time period.
CDVI is committed to ongoing research and development to incorporate new technology and customer-driven features to provide economical and user-friendly access control solutions.
Because of this commitment, ATRIUM (and all CDVI products) are constantly evolving and are designed with installers in mind.