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Robots of Tomorrow, Today!

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Robots of Tomorrow, Today!

The security industry has always been on the cutting edge of technology. Advancements in the field are constantly enhancing the end product making your security affordable and effective. In recent years, however, AI has added a excitng new dimension to world of security.

AI, or artificial intelligence, is described as "any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal". (Source: Wikipedia) Autonomous robots and drones are taking security to the next level. In situations where it might be too risky or unsafe to send a human, these unmanned security options can add safety and security.

With these technologies burgeoning into the security field, this year at ISCWest they held their first "Unmanned Security Expo". This expo focused on Aerial Vehicles (or drones), Ground Robotics & Vehicles and the various software and applications that support them.  In a happy coincidence this week just happens to be National Robotics Week, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to tell you about some of the robotics I encountered last week.


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There were several drone companies with booths at ISCWest. Highlights included a demo by Nightingale Security where they showed us a live mission taking place in California. Their drones include live video streams, autonomous landing and charging, manual control if needed and a whole lot more! Harwar had an impressive Public Security drone on display. This drone has interchangeable attachments such as high elevation propellers, Lipo batteries and chargers, USB sticks, speakers and more that can be useful for emergency response situations. In addition to these there were plenty of exhibits, education and demos. And interestingly, an anti-drone booth.


Back down on earth were the Ground Robotics and Vehicles. These varied immensely from a friendly robot with a face who asked if you wanted to take a selfie with it to vehicles that looked like they came straight from a Mission to Mars.

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Meet RAMSEE. He's an autonomous security patrol robot. He has video surveillance, infrared vision, laser radar navigation, heat sensors, toxic gas detection and more! While not quite humanoid, he was definitely the most friendly and human like of the robots that I saw.

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Next up is RAD(Robotic Assistance Devices). RAD robotic solutions have an autonomous robotic guard that provides solutions for operational, security and monitoring needs. Its wheels and rugged nature make it ideal for hard to get to places where safety is critical.

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This is K5 by Knightscope. He is an Autonomous Data Machine (ADM) that provides a security solution for routine and sometimes dangerous situations. Through numerous sensors, it's able to determine various threat and concerns. The sleek and futuristic design gives "a commanding but friendly physical security presence."

I enjoyed speaking with some of the exhibitors about their drones and robots so stay tuned for our next podcast episode that will be focusing on the robotics at ISCWest!

As robots become more and more integrated into our society it's very fascinating to see the different ways the security industry is using them. I look forward to the Unmanned Security Expo at ISCWest next year to see what further advancements have been made!

ISC West Highlights

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ISC West Highlights

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Last week ISC West was held in Las Vegas, NV. ISC West, or the International Security Conference & Expo, is a must for those in the security field because it's the largest security trade show in the industry! With over 29,000 security professionals it's the perfect place to network, learn about new and existing companies and discover cutting edge technology.

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The show room floor was immense with some very impressive set-ups from industry giants like HikVision, DW, Avigilon,, United Technologies, Rapid Response, Bosch and more! Some of the 'smart home' displays actually had mini houses built for their displays!

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It was fascinating to learn about some of the up and coming trends in technology such as the internet of things, the cloud, virtual reality, artificial intelligence as well as the continual enhancement of everyday tech.

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My favorite part was the Unmanned Security Expo, where drones, robots and similar technology were housed. I am immensely fascinated by robotics  and was thrilled to meet a few robots face to face and see some drone demos. 

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I was fortunate to be able to get audio interviews with some very interesting folks, so be sure to check out our podcast with ISC West coverage!

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at ISC West and are already counting down the days til ISC West 2018!

To find out more about ISC West go to


Surveillance Cameras Provide Valuable Video Evidence

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Surveillance Cameras Provide Valuable Video Evidence

Surveillance cameras are imperative to crime prevention and for curbing vandalism, but they can also provide video evidence if there's ever accidental damage done to your property.

The following video is from David, one of our clients who used the video footage to prove who was at fault. In the words of David "If a photo is work 1,000 words, the video evidence is worth 100,000."

Don't be left in the dust without any evidence when something like this happens on YOUR property. Get in touch with us today and we'll work with you to find a solution to fit your needs. Call 602-248-8477 or simply click the link below to request a quote.


One Week 'Til ISCWest!

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One Week 'Til ISCWest!

Next week ISCWest kicks off in Las Vegas and we excited to be sending be sending 2 team members there! Representing Phoenix Security and Technology will be Adam Mustafa (Sales Engineer) and Kate Dubinko (Marketing Manager). 

So what exactly is ISCWest and why are we so excited to be going there?

ISCWest (short for International Security Conference) is the largest security industry tradeshow in the US and offers the opportunity to network with over 29,000 security professionals!

Here are a few of the highlights as stated on the official ISC website:

  • New Products & Technologies encompassing everything from access control to unmanned vehicles from over 1,000 Exhibitors & Brands.
  • Working with SIA, ISC also features world class education to learn about every facet of the security industry.
  • NEW! Unmanned Security Expo - an all-new event launching within ISC West focusing on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Robotics & Vehicles (UGVs), and the various software and applications that support them.
  • NEW! Connected Security Expo (CSE) moved to the ISC West Show Floor - as the digital and physical worlds collide, it is increasingly important for industry professionals to protect their organizations and clients from both physical and cyber threats. CSE provides holistic solutions for today’s connected organizations. To get the most out of your trip, Refer your IT Security Colleagues to the Show Here and attend as a buying team.

Who Should Attend?

ISCWest is the place to be if you're involved with the security industry. Their website has a handy list of people who might find ISCWest beneficial.

Physical Security:




End-Users from various vertical markets including Healthcare, Education, Finance, Retail, Transportation/Public Safety, Hospitality & Entertainment, Oil/Gas/Utilities and more.


Architects & Engineers

Central Station

And More

IT Security:

IT Integrators

IT Vars

CISO’s, CIOs & Directors of Cyber & Information Security


Risk & Compliance

And More

See You There!

Like we said, we're thrilled to be going and look forward to networking, learning about new technologies and covering the event via social media and our new podcast! If you see Adam or Kate, be sure to say hi and ask for one of our special giveaways!

Go check out for more info and to register! See you in Vegas!


Retail Businesses and Intrusion Alarms │Surprise

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Retail Businesses and Intrusion Alarms Surprise

Intrusion Alarms Protect Inventory and Property


Commercial retail business owners operating in Surprise, are you aware of the many types of intrusion alarms available to suit the needs of your particular business for protection against intruders and theft?

An intrusion alarm is engineered to note the intrusion of any unauthorized person into your store. Intrusion alarms offer protection against inventory shrinkage and acts of vandalism.

In more sophisticated intrusion alarm systems integration with a closed-circuit television (CCTV) security monitoring system will record criminals in the act of theft or property damage.

Depending on the size of your commercial retail business you may only need a device, which emits a beeping sound; for instance, every time a customer enters or leaves the store. If you own a smallish retail business like a donut or sandwich shop this would be an appropriate and affordable solution.

Larger commercial retail businesses such as large appliance stores may need intrusion alarm devices equipped with security cameras, spotlights, and lasers.

Commercial retail businesses like car dealerships might choose a premises control unit (PCU), or alarm control panel (ACP). These sensor-based intrusion alarms scan inputs and warns whenever there is an intruder.

Grocery store owners might want the protection of an alerting intrusion alarm device. Usually equipped with bells, sirens, or a combination of sirens and flashing lights, it can serve a dual function: signaling an intruder has entered and startling them into leaving.

Many more types of intrusion alarms are manufactured including motion detectors, photoelectric beams, hold up / panic, and door contacts to name some.

An intrusion alarm that meets the needs of your retail business is out there. For more information, and to consult with an intrusion alarm expert, call  Phoenix Surveillance today at 602-248-8477 or click the link below to request a quote.