Whether you’re a security executive, systems integrator or a residential alarm dealer,you will inevitably be impacted in one form or another by the technology trend that has become known as the Internet of Things or IoT for short.The belief is that in the not too distant future, nearly every device or sensor that people use,no matter how miniscule,will be connected to the Internet.In fact, research firm Gartner predicts that the market for IoT technology will be worth $1.9 trillion by 2020.
The security industry has already seen this to an extent with the advent of IP video and access control products,but many people believe that this technology evolution will not stop there. In fact,one company that has been firmly behind this trend for several years now is Cisco,which has developed a complete portfolio of physical security solutions around what the company refers to as the “Internet of Everything.
Right now,we’re living in a very interesting point in time with a lot of different factors in terms of technologies and market trends coming together to create a perfect storm of very unique inflection points,said Roberto De La Mora,Cisco’s senior director of marketing for IoT solutions.At Cisco,we’ve been working on the Internet of Things for a while now and we have a whole Internet of Things portfolio for different vertical markets and industries.
According to Brian Apgar,senior director of engineering IT software and Cisco Systems, the company has developed its customers' needs quickly "on the problems they are trying seen deal with its security solutions to complex and want to scale to implement systems much larger than in the past.
His problems are issues around Internet,Apgar said.How large installations,distributed systems that can be scaled? How video sensors are linked together to manage to create meaningful information? How to control the flow of management data from the edge of the network to define the information that really matters, to save and to act? and how data on people who need it most,so you can make decisions and create value and optimize their? business processes see this in all vertical markets we look whether oil and gas, transportation,education,projects the city safe and protected or retail.
To address these growing complexities, Cisco announced several new products and capabilities at the ASIS 2014 conference in Atlanta including:
- Video Surveillance Manager (VSM) Version 7.6 – the latest version of the company’s video management software features two capabilities to address problems associated with the Internet of Everything. First, scalable application management at the edge allows users to manage millions of end points using the federation capabilities in VSM 7.6. Secondly, the new version now has an end-to-end, high-availability capability, which is required for IoT applications.
- New camera models – the 6500PD 1080p HD IP camera and 7530 5-megapixel dome IP camera offer advanced video analytics at the edge. This new level of intelligence at the edge provides end users with the ability to analyze data from the cameras and determine if it is essential to security personnel.
- IPICS (IP Interoperability and Collaboration System) update – the company can now link mobile devices that leverage either the Android or iOS platforms with real-time dispatch and voice communications connected to the rest of the IPICS networ
You really have to look at the architecture of a system from scratch to design can be impossible to reach, only the scale, but also provide points of integration of various third-party technologies to be allowed to go and I think we work particularly relative good with VSM out to provide a very strong architecture providing multiple points of integration for partners to solve these problems.