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LENSEC Provides Customer Guidance for Security System Updates Following WannaCry & Persirai Cyber Attacks
Links Below for Microsoft & Micro Trend Recommendations
Release Date: May 15, 2017
Last week and over the weekend, hackers carried out a very large cyber attack that is affecting hundreds of thousands of computers in over 150 countries. The WannaCry ransom ware attack is being considered one of the largest the cyber community has ever seen.
Many LENSEC customers are concerned about the ransom ware attacks on their physical security systems. We share your concern and want to let you know how you can take measures to protect your systems from cyber attack.
This blog from Microsoft spells out the steps that you should take to stay protected. Microsoft is proving a security update for all customers to protect computers running the Windows platform, including Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003. According to Microsoft, the ransom ware attack is not affecting computers running Windows 10.
The security of your systems is an important matter. In addition to the WannaCry ransomware attack, another threat has been detected. Trend Micro announced the discovery of a new IoT botnet called Persirai. This botnet is targeting over 1000 IP camera models. This is affecting approximately 122,000 individual IP cameras.
Trend Micro is recommending that all users should change their default passwords as soon as possible and use a strong password for all of your IP cameras. In addition, users should disable UPnP on your routers to prevents devices within the network from opening ports to the external internet.
As a policy, when LENSEC consults with end-users and security integrators, we do not recommend or use default passwords on any end-user systems or equipment.
LENSEC values our customers and will continue to provide recommendations for supporting the security of your physical security systems. If you have questions about installation or maintenance for Perspective VMS™, our customer support staff is available to help with your technical needs.
For more information about technical support, take a look at our website.
LENSEC Technical Support
PHONE: (713) 395-0800 X1371
LENSEC Certified Partners Receive $25k Value in Software
Upon Certification, Partners Get 100 Free Perspective VMS™ Licenses
Release Date: May 2, 2017
LENSEC is building a partner team around the world. In every major geographic region, LENSEC is pursuing security integrators to resell and deploy Perspective VMS™ in their physical security projects. As part of this worldwide growth, the LENSEC team wants to make sure partners have the proper tools be successful.
As part of the certification program, LENSEC is giving away 100 free Perspective VMS™ software licenses to partners who become certified. This is up to $25,000 in software licenses. Security integrators can use any version of PVMS – Enterprise, Standard, or Express editions.
The free Perspective VMS™ licenses are available for use as long as the partner remains certified. Partner certification renews annually. This is a one-time offer for LENSEC partners.
A major piece of LENSEC’s certification program includes free sales and technical training. Training takes place various regional locations and occurs several times per year. The next PVMS training is scheduled for our Houston, TX headquarters. LENSEC’s Chief Product Officer, Jeff Kellick, will conduct training May 18-19, 2017. This event will be the first public showing of LENSEC’s new headquarters in Houston, TX.
LENSEC Showcases Perspective VMS™ v3.0 at ISC West 2017
LENSEC Will Participate in SIA’s New Product Showcase
Release Date: March 14, 2017
With the release of Perspective VMS version 3.0, LENSEC is showcasing their enterprise-level video management software at ISC West 2017. Every year the Security Industry Association hosts the New Product Showcase during ISC West in Las Vegas Nevada. The event started in 1979 to recognize innovative products, services, and solutions in electronic physical security. As a member of SIA, LENSEC is proud to take part in the New Product Showcase this year.
LENSEC has redesigned their flagship product Perspective VMS, building it exclusively on an HTML5 rich application. While HTML5 is the current standard for web development, it is uncommon to see security applications that achieve true enterprise status by leveraging the HTML5 development platform. This breaks ground in the physical security industry. PVMS allows security integrators and end-users to easily deploy and manage their security video via a thin-client application.
University of Ha’il Keeps Students and Staff Safe at Three Campuses in Saudi Arabia Using LENSEC and Perspective VMS™
Case Study by LENSEC
RELEASE DATE: Marck 23, 2017
Administrators at the University of Ha’il (UoH) have an ongoing desire to provide a secure, safe environment for students on 3 campuses in north-western Saudi Arabia. Prior to deployment of the physical security project, UoH did not have any kind of physical security solution. The security department found it difficult to maintain any level of security or situational awareness on campus.
Administrators at University of Ha’il use Perspective VMS™ by LENSEC to manage and monitor over 900 indoor and outdoor IP cameras. In addition, 150 biometric access control readers are deployed to monitor entrances and exits of several highly-equipped computer and science labs. The security devices are distributed between the education facilities and multi-story buildings. The data center has centralized storage servers capable of providing three months of surveillance data storage retention.
The partnership between LENSEC, Al-Wefaq Arabia for IT, and the University of Ha’il in KSA is providing success
in meeting the security requirements set forth by the university. Campuses are secured by a unified security
platform built on Perspective VMS™. This partnership, with PVMS at the system’s core, is keeping students and
LENSEC Announces Release of Perspective VMS™ Version 3.0.0
Perspective Video Management Software is Redesigned With HTML5
Release Date: February 13, 2017
LENSEC is announcing a complete redesign of Perspective VMS™, an enterprise-level HTML5-based software delivering surveillance video and information to customers from IP cameras and physical security devices. Perspective VMS Version 3.0.0 is a major software release built exclusively on an HTML5 rich application. HTML5 is the current standard for creating web pages and browser-based applications. PVMS leverages the browser language to enable live video streaming, forensic archive management, and flexible administration from one robust and scalable application.
LENSEC Will Demonstrate Perspective VMS™ at Intersec 2017
LENSEC representatives show new features of Perspective Video Management Software
Release Date: December 12, 2016
LENSEC, a pioneer in IP video surveillance software, is presenting new features available in their enterprise software, Perspective VMS™. LENSEC representatives will be in Dubai, UAE in January for Intersec 2017, an international trade show and conference for the security and safety industry. The team from LENSEC will demonstrate key features of PVMS. The exhibit will be at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center in Dubai, UAE January 22-24, 2017. The LENSEC team will be available to demonstrate PVMS and answer questions in Booth #S1-F25.
LENSEC Describes How to Properly Plan Outdoor Surveillance Projects
Article from ASMAG.com
Release Date: October 20, 2016
Outdoor projects can be simple as hanging cameras on the outside of a building and routing cables internally to the network. However, the projects can also get complex very quickly.
In a recent webinar by LENSEC, Keith Harris, Marketing Manager of the company explained the processes involved in properly planning an outdoor surveillance project.
“Where do we start?” says Harris. “We start with the site survey. Talk is cheap and you can talk about a project all day long, but seeing the site location can speak volumes about the scope of the project and what actually needs to be done. Preplanning your project is helpful in order to understand priorities.”
LENSEC Names Jeff Kellick as Chief Product Officer
Kellick Provides Product Experience and Leadership to the VMS Manufacturer
Release Date: September 1, 2016
LENSEC, the manufacturer of Perspective VMS™, has recently named Jeff Kellick to the newly created position of Chief Product Officer. He is responsible for oversight of LENSEC’s products, software utilities, and development operations.
LENSEC recently announced plans to build their brand and portfolio into a strong global presence in the physical security industry. Assigning Kellick as the CPO is a key part of the overall plan. Under Kellick’s leadership, LENSEC continues to develop their flagship product, Perspective VMS.
LENSEC Opportunities Abound With New Ownership
JValley Software Solutions Assumes Ownership of VMS Manufacturer
RELEASE DATE: August 10, 2016
LENSEC, the manufacturer of Perspective VMS™, has recently been acquired by JValley Software Solutions. The companies have a long history of working together. JValley software engineers have worked on software code with the team at LENSEC for many years. The teams have been developing Perspective VMS into an enterprise-level video management software for application in the IP security video market. JValley Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of LENSEC, Basheer F. Al Ghazawi, believes the companies have many strengths that will be built into a strong global presence in the physical security industry.
Time-lapse Photography and Security Video in One Solution
Article from MicroAge
RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2016
When you build something exquisite, you want to share it with the world. The marketing team at a luxury automobile manufacturer knew the construction of a new manufacturing plant was a visual feat worth sharing. When they decided they wanted time-lapse photography of the build, they turned to their IT team.
The company’s senior IT manager and an IT systems engineer called on MicroAge.
MicroAge’s Jason Chinavare recommended LENSEC.
Pflugerville Independent School District Overcomes Security Obstacles in an Enterprise Environment Using LENSEC & Perspective VMS™
Case Study by LENSEC
RELEASE DATE: December 15, 2015
LENSEC has partnered with Pflugerville Independent School District to provide a district-wide enterprise surveillance solution at more than 30 campuses in Central Texas.
LENSEC’s solution is built on an enterprise software called Perspective VMS™. The VMS is easily scaled for Pflugerville ISD’s security system. Easy to use features provide advanced capabilities and power that couldn’t be achieved in the district’s previous security solution.
In all, Pflugerville ISD now has over 2000 cameras streaming video managed by Perspective VMS.
Ottawa University Finds Security Surveillance Success with LENSEC and IQinVision IP Video Solution
Case Study by LENSEC
RELEASE DATE: October 21, 2014
Somewhat ahead of its time, Ottawa University had installed analog video cameras in its residence halls about 10 years ago. The number of cameras and available technology were limited.
The university had a long-standing relationship with the security integrator, Midwest Card and ID Solutions.
The security integration company introduced LENSEC’s IP video management software, Perspective VMS™ and IQinVision megapixel camera technology to officials at the university.
LENSEC Experts Interviewed for September Issue of Campus Safety and Security Sales & Integration Magazines
News Article by Security Sales & Integration
RELEASE DATE: September 10, 2014
The September issues of Campus Safety Magazine and Security Sales & Integration Magazine feature an article on security integration in schools. LENSEC’s Jeff Kellick, Jamie Bradford, & Keith Harris were interviewed by the magazine as experts in the field. The feature also includes a case study on Ottawa University featuring Mike Brimmer and Gary Williams from Midwest Card and ID Solutions.