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Cop Security releases July price list complete with new products and solutions
Cop Security releases July price list complete with new products and solutions

COP Security, the professional trade only CCTV security products distributor, have released their new July 2017 Price List. Filled with a selection of brand new products it featuring Dahua’s upgraded IP NVR’s, and HDCVI DVR’s. Cop have added Vigilant Visions’ brand new 4K and AHD compatible monitor ranges. Cop have also increased their IRLAB range, by adding a range of NVR’s and HDCVI DVR’s. This means customers can now purchase full plug and play systems from IRLAB. Cop’s security product offering is amongst the most comprehensive the UK, with full availability and next day delivery on all items. Alternatively, same day collections are available from COP’s trade counter. “The new range of recorders from IRLAB really allow our customers to offer a lower priced alternative to their customers” says James Bentley, Product Manager at COP Security. “The IP recorders offer full plug and play with all of the IRLAB IP cameras, and the HDCVI Recorders offer the latest pentabrid technology, meaning they can detect 5 signals on the single device, HDCVI, HDTVI, AHD, Analogue & IP.”

OnSSI’s Ocularis 5.0 and C2P integration enhances security systems
OnSSI’s Ocularis 5.0 and C2P integration enhances security systems

On the heels of the release of Ocularis 5.0, OnSSI has now announced the introduction of several new technology integrations for its recently released VMS with C2P’s software solution. Ocularis 5.0, which is based on a new recorder, maximises HDD storage effectiveness with dynamic data management for automatic storage load balancing, End-to-End 256 bit AES Encryption and edge recording support. The newly certified integrations with Ocularis 5.0, provide security professionals with valuable situational information across a wide range of applications including banking, access control, asset tracking, license plate recognition and point-of-sale. “The correlation of video and data creates an extremely effective and intelligent security solution,” said Ken LaMarca, VP of Sales and Marketing, OnSSI. “Ocularis’ open architecture not only makes this integration possible, it results in a powerful tool that meets a variety of demanding applications and delivers comprehensive intelligence across multiple platforms. Most important, beyond the power of these integrations, the systems provide vital information, better enabling the operators to assess emerging situations and provide them with information to choose an appropriate course of action.” Details on these integrations are as follows: Banking Integrations with Diebold and Fiserv for teller terminals and ATM deployments allow for TCP/IP text and/or events to be streamed live directly to Ocularis in the form of JPEG images. The TCP/IP data is also stored as texts for forensic searches afterwards. All banking transactions are time synchronised with area video surveillance in real-time and includes real-time charting of specific events. Access control These integrations with Axis, DMP, DSX, FST21, Hirsch, ISONAS, Keri Systems, Keyscan, and RBH provide for real-time access control activity and user defined, real-time on-screen event annotation. The seamless integration with OnSSI provides real-time analytics which enables users to define rules based on the text received from the access control system. These rules are then used to engage the full power of the Ocularis Event Fusion engine to push video of the event to predefined client screens, lock/unlock doors, blow horns, turn PTZs, send email and SMS alerts, etc. The C2P framework also includes a powerful text search tool, linking all texts received from the access control system with stored surveillance video. Reports are available for export as CSV files and also as video evidence. Asset tracking Traditional asset tracking is enhanced by this integration, allowing users of Visonic RFID or generic bar code readers to see real-time onscreen notifications of asset activity, as well as email and SMS alerts. The information can be exported for video evidence or as a CSV file for reporting purposes. License plate recognition This LPR integration with ELSAG, HTS, Inex/Zamir, Mango, PlateSmart and Vigilant Solutions provides users with real-time onscreen confirmation of LPR activities, the ability to graph specific events, and time synchronisation of all license plate reads with area surveillance video. Onscreen event connotation, email and SMS alerts, a powerful search tool for all LPR text, and stored video are included. Exports include reports as a CSV file or video evidence. Point-of-sale Integrations with IBM RMS, LOC, Micros, NCR Radiant, and POSitouch provide for all POS transactions to be time-synchronised with all Ocularis surveillance video. Real-time features include onscreen POS terminal activity, time graphing of specific events and POS transaction analytics enabling users to quickly find activities of interest. User-defined event annotation via onscreen messaging and push video, email and SMS alerts are also included. Video evidence can easily be exported as CSV files or displayed onscreen as a camera view. “Working with OnSSI to accomplish this integration has been a smooth and positive experience thanks to the open architecture of Ocularis 5.0,” said Paul Eaton, President and CTO, C2P. “The solution efficiently addresses the complexities of bringing together video and data for highly effective use in security applications.”

Key considerations in CCTV monitor selection
Key considerations in CCTV monitor selection

Heat, connectivity and resolution are just a few of the key criteria to consider when selecting a new CCTV monitor When looking for a new CCTV monitor, buyers want to consider more than just the size. This buyer’s guide highlights some key facts to keep in mind when choosing and comparing different types of monitor units. Power consumption Where ever possible, it is best to choose an LED rather than an LCD monitor. A LED panel uses less power, and is therefore cheaper to run than a similar sized LCD panel. LED monitors use up to 46% less power over the life of the unit. Heat One of the main reasons for the failure of an electrical device is the build-up of heat in the chassis. To combat this, monitor buyers should select, where possible, a monitor with an external PSU. This will greatly reduce the heat generated inside the unit and extend its longevity. LED monitors give off less heat than LCD monitors because they use less power. Where ever possible, it is best to choose an LED rather than an LCD monitor Connectivity A CCTV monitor is a display device that is usually connected to a feed from a surveillance video recording device. Systems can be “future proofed” to a certain extent by using a monitor with multiple inputs. Most DVR and NVR devices have a VGA connection, while some have HDMI or DVI connections. Fewer and fewer digital devices use an analogue BNC style connector as an output to the display, and it is unlikely that this trend will reverse. Buyers should select a monitor that will provide the most flexibility going forward. See larger image Release of new technologies into the consumer market, like 4K televisions, will soon have an impact on the industrial market Resolution When shopping for a monitor, it is important to select the panel that will suit the maximum resolution of the device -or more commonly- the connection cable. Most standard HDMI and DVI cables will support a resolution of 1920 x 1080.  The future New technologies like the OLED and 4K televisions have been released to the consumer market, and these could have some significant impact on the industrial market. In any case, if these new technologies gain in popularity, advances in camera, DVR, and NVR, technology and cabling, are likely to follow. John CampbellVigilant Vision Ltd