Showing posts with label Cloud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cloud. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Boon Edam Entrances Now Available on BSD SpecLink

Boon Edam Entrances Now Available on BSD SpecLink | #TpromoCom #LRG #BoonEdam #AccessControl #Security | The market leader’s revolving doors and security turnstiles are now available to efficiently create specifications on the SpecLink cloud-based platform

Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that its most in-demand entrance products are now available on SpecLink, an online specification platform to help architects, engineers, specifiers, building owners and designers simplify and improve their approach to creating and collaborating on building project specifications.

Efficient Specification Creation and Workflow

SpecLink is a cloud-based tool created by Building Systems Design, Inc. that streamlines workflow, improves collaboration and increases productivity by bringing stakeholders in the building design process together through a common specification document. The process of creating a building specification is simplified by presenting a comprehensive, generic specification template that allows users to specify by simply “turning on” content to be included in the specification and selecting the manufacturer’s products and options.

SpecLink allows users to:

  • Add, modify, or delete text without affecting the master content
  • Create new paragraphs or sections in the specification using built-in templates
  • Create custom templates
  • Export a specification to a word processing or PDF file format

SpecLink is unique in the market in that it enables “editing by selection”, which can reduce spec production time by up to 70%. There are over 820 sections already included in SpecLink which can be expanded or collapsed, and included or not included in a spec, to provide outline, short form, and full construction specs, without the need to start over at each phase of the project. There are also hundreds of links out to manufacturer websites enabling specifiers to quickly get access to detailed drawings and brochures on products, AIA educational sessions, and more in a single click.

Currently, SpecLink has over 23,000 users across North America.  

Boon Edam Revolving Doors and Security Entrances on SpecLink

  • Boon Edam has recently uploaded several best-selling entrance products onto SpecLink, including:
  • The BoonAssist TQ manual revolving door, which offers a power-assist drive, speed control and door wing positioning, as well as several security options.
  • The Crystal TQ all-glass, manual revolving door, an ever-popular choice among architects for its beautiful, transparent aesthetic that complements any building style from historical to post-modern.
  • The Tourlock 180 Security Revolving Door – the best-selling security revolving door in the industry worldwide that offers high throughput along with tailgating and piggybacking prevention.
  • The Circlelock Solo mantrap portal – used worldwide in sensitive locations such as datacenters and government buildings to prevent piggybacking; ensuring only one person and the right person enters a secure area.  
  • The Turnlock full height turnstile series – all of Boon Edam’s popular full height turnstiles: the Turnlock 100, 150 and 200, are used at the perimeter of secure campuses, parking areas, regulated infrastructure industries and more.
  • The Lifeline Series and Compact optical turnstiles – The Speedlane Swing, Slide and the new Compact optical turnstiles are deployed in supervised lobbies to deter and detect tailgating in a wide variety of applications and industries.

Design professionals and building owners that are interested in more information about SpecLink are encouraged to visit:

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Global hackers raid Verkada’s clients’ video surveillance data

Global hackers raid Verkada’s clients’ video surveillance data | #TpromoCom | More than 150K #security #cameras are breached in a bold cyber-attack on the cloud-based platform (Steve Lasky)

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In yet another jolting reminder of the potential vulnerability of end-point security devices in general and video surveillance cameras in particular, 
Verkada, a cloud-managed and edge-based software platform that integrates video security cameras, access control solutions and other sensor-rich technology, found itself the victim yesterday of a massive breach of its video network as more than 150,000 surveillance cameras were hacked.

A group of hackers accessed and published live video feeds from the likes of Tesla and Cloudflare, along with videos and images apparently taken from a variety of other Verkada clients, such as offices, warehouses, factories jails, psychiatric wards, banks, and schools. Bloomberg News, which first reported the breach, said footage viewed by a reporter showed staffers at Florida hospital Halifax Health tackling a man and pinning him to a bed. (read more)

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

IoT Makes Fire Detection Systems Smarter

IoT Makes Fire Detection Systems Smarter | #TpromoCom #IoT #FireAlarm | A combination of cloud computing, sensors, and an IoT gateway provide valuable intelligence for firefighters before they get to an emergency.

For years, first responders relied on paper maps to reach a fire in an apartment building or office. Incomplete information would delay firefighters from arriving at an emergency, and false alarms would set them on the wrong path altogether. Dispatchers in 911 centers would receive erroneous information on a problem with a smoke detector rather than a sprinkler switch.

“It gets to the point where you don't even trust the data,” said Dick Bauer, fire chief for the Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company in Killingworth, Connecticut.

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Verdafero Expands SaaS Data Analytical Platform to Include IoT 
| #Verdafero #IoT #Security | Verdafero Inc., a provider of cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service), announced the expansion of its analytical service to include IoT sensors and related services. Learn more:

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Verdafero Simplifies Environmental Monitoring

Verdafero Simplifies Environmental Monitoring | #Verdafero #Utilities #IoT #Integrators | The need for real-time monitoring of environmental elements--such as water  level, temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, and others--is fundamental in a variety of applications. This includes industrial manufacturing, water control, energy conservation, museums involving delicate objects of antiquity, and many more.

Verdafero offers the means whereby System Integrators can easily monitor any number of conditions through IoT (Internet of Things) devices that collectively connect to one or more Dataloggers. The Datalogger, in turn, sends detailed time-sensitive data from each device to Verdafero's  Cloud-based analytical SaaS for careful monitoring. 

In short, what happens is Verdafero's processing center, using machine-learning, establishes what is "normal" so when something goes awry, the high-level, high-speed processing computers know about it. An alert is then sent to a security integrator's Central Monitoring Station (CMS) who in turn will act according to a predetermined menu of priorities, much as they already do for commercial clients with respect to video verification and general burglar and access control functions. 

Utility Monitoring

Another benefit of Verdafero's IoT Cloud-based SaaS is the ability to track energy usage on a Client's monthly basis, even real-time if needed. 

For example, using Verdafero, management of the Hilton Concord, a hotel located in the suburban community of Concord in the East Bay of San Francisco,  now has the ability to track, analyze and report on all of the hotel’s overhead utility expenses at the touch of a button. 

"Analyzing large amounts of electric, gas, water, waste data and Carbon Footprint for a large hospitality property on a monthly basis can be very challenging. Individual utilities have inconsistent billing periods and operate on varying billing cycles further complicating the reporting process. Add into the equation different utility providers supplying the same resource, it becomes an even greater challenge" ( 

Another example is the need to monitor the quality and quantity of electrical energy that feeds a  high-priced machine in manufacturing. By using Verdafero's SaaS, it's possible to detect problems well ahead of an actual breakdown, thus saving the client money in additional costly repairs. This allows the client to determine when it's the best time to disrupt production for routine maintenance.

To learn more about Verdafero's Cloud-based analytical processing service, download "Monitoring Utilities and IoT," available here: