Access control and video surveillance unite

While access control and alarm systems have been common features with most companies for a long time, video surveillance has often proved too costly to install and operate for smaller and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This is about to change with the advent of fully integrated access control and IP video as a hosted service.

Extending ethernet capabilities

Hailed as a watershed innovation when first standardized in 2003, Power over Ethernet (PoE) offers a way of supplying electricity to network devices over standard Ethernet data cables. A convenient and affordable way to power up network devices such as wireless access points and security cameras, PoE eliminates the need for separate electrical power lines to each device.