Latitude NVMS is the platform of choice for corporations and organisations that want to manage video surveillance operations over IP networks in the most effective way. DVTEL’s award winning Latitude NVMS® is an open standards, network-based video management software platform that is designed to be both powerful and versatile. Using the latest technology advancements of an enterprise system, Latitude is part of DVTEL’s cutting-edge Video Security Solution for organisations of all sizes. Latitude replaces antiquated CCTV matrix switches, multiplexers, or DVRs to provide the power of a cutting-edge IP-based physical security solution. From a small business, single server system to a distributed system managing thousands of cameras, Latitude can efficiently support any system size or architecture. Plus, installations can span multiple sites, cities and continents. Latitude NVMS is part of DVTEL’s total Video Security Solution. DVTEL develops, designs, and provides solutions that protect critical infrastructure -- in transportation hubs, city centres, nuclear and power facilities along with buildings and campuses of corporations, educational institutions and government facilities. DVTEL’s Video Security Solutions tie together the most advanced Network Video Management Software with leading edge IP-based cameras and encoders, including built-in analytics capabilities that detect and report security threats, creating a powerful security “edge”. Features of Latitude version 6.3 include remote and central monitoring; failover and redundancy; advanced alarm management; audio handling; SceneTracker™, which stitches multiple scenes together into a panoramic image; and TruWitness™, which enables a smartphone to be used as an IP camera. Now, certain advanced features, such as ActiveDirectory, CaseBuilder and SNMP, are included free of charge, and the prices of some of the existing features have been reduced.Add to Compare
Siemens SISTORE MX NVS is a software package for network recording, allowing the operator to view live images, as well as to support recording, playback and remote access for up to 64 network cameras per installed server. Highlights:Open IP Software for recording and visualization of up to 64 network cameras per serverScalable system architecture from small stand-alone systems to large systemsSupports IP cameras from Siemens and leading manufacturers, including mega-pixel resolutionsIntegrated motion detection and sabotage alarm functionIntegration of new megapixel IP camerasLive audio and audio recording from Siemens and Axis network camerasMulti-monitor support for client and serverImproved user managementMulti-server search from RemoteView client, for applications in logistics for exampleZoom functionality within live imagesSupport of megapixel recording With the continued market growth in the use of IP cameras, SISTORE MX NVS allows integration of the new range of new Siemens network cameras. By supporting audio (both live and recording) from Siemens and Axis network cameras, additional, potentially very important information, can be supplied to resolve incidents. Megapixel recordings contain more information, which can be particularly useful when using the integrated digital zoom feature. Improved user managementSISTORE MX NVS works with a uniquely designed user administration system. By assigning different user rights to reflect specific duties and seniority, each operator can be given access to certain functions, and, importantly, declined access to others. When logging into the RemoteView client, no separate registration on the server is required.Flexible configurationTo enable customers to best view their sites, support for up to four monitors, with flexible configuration, is now fully supported. Approved for financial applicationsSISTORE MX NVS is employed in a wide range of applications including retail, traffic, transportation and banking. For financial institutions, SISTORE MX NVS meets the exacting standards of the German Accident and Prevention Regulations for Banks (UVV-Kassen).Add to Compare
Enhanced features with new version of SISTORE CXIn response to market demand, Siemens has released a new version of the popular SISTORE CX high performance digital video analysis system. It brings a number of new benefits, including the addition of an Object Detection/Removal function. SISTORE CX is an intelligent embedded codec that performs streaming and recording over an IP network. Benefits in the latest version include:Automatic back-upExport/import of configuration informationImproved image quality in playback modeSimplified configurationFault status contactSISTORE Player upgradeSISTORE CX ODR - Object Detection and RemovalOne of the most significant developments is SISTORE CX ODR - a video sensor system using the latest in Siemens algorithm-based technology to detect objects that have been moved or left. This makes it the ideal surveillance solution for a wide range of applications (either indoor or outdoor). In airports, rail stations, sports stadia etc - in fact any public area where potentially explosive devices may be left - ODR can identify abandoned suspect packages and allow for prompt intervention. But equally it can be used to monitor areas where objects must not be left such as emergency exits or ‘staff only' designated areas. In museums and art galleries, the technology also allows the detection of removal of artefacts, as well as alerting security staff to any unattended objects, which could pose a security threat.ODR is a software option that is available for all devices on the SISTORE CX platform.The ODR function is in addition to the Enhanced Detection Solution (EDS) option already available via another software module. EDS offers professional outdoor video motion detection, with object tracking, employing statistical algorithm based technology which continuously analyses the video stream throughout its history, especially useful in applications such as prisons, airports, perimeter surveillance etc.Add to Compare
Samsung's Project Support Team has been set up in response to increased customer demand for knowledge driven help on large or complex integrated projects. The team will focus on Samsung's ability to harness the power of IP network based security solutions, whilst looking to increase the end-users' ROI by highlighting innovative ways the systems can be used for purposes other than security.End-users are increasingly expecting integration to play a key role in helping them achieve maximum return on their investment in a security solution. Samsung are therefore working towards providing system integrators with the ability to almost effortlessly integrate all the component parts of a security system. These could including intruder, fire, access control, perimeter protection and CCTV systems, as well as the opportunity to have them all interact with a building's building management system, and in the process have the freedom and flexibility to choose ‘best of breed' products.John Sayer who is managing the Project Support Team said: "I am delighted to be given the opportunity to head up the Project Support Team which has been established to provide hands-on support for the fast growing pan-European network of installers and system integrators who are recommending Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd's professional security solutions for large scale projects," said John. "With a complete product portfolio encompassing the very latest IP & network CCTV, Access Control and intruder detection products, the Project Support team clearly has a valuable role to play ensuring that our customers are able to specify the best complete solution for the job in hand. We will be available to offer advice and support from project conception and design, through to delivery."John has worked within the electronic security industry for over twenty years, during which time he has performed product management and pre and post sales support roles whilst with Cardkey, Johnson Controls and Maxxess Systems. John's understanding of IP network based security systems includes the design and implementation of video surveillance, access control, perimeter protection, intruder, fire and BMS systems into fully integrated solutions.The formation of the Project Support Team coincides with the introduction of Samsung's Total Security Manager (TSM) software, which enables the integration, monitoring and control of a diverse range of Samsung security systems via a single unified Graphical User Interface. TSM is packed full of features to make true integration possible and has an advanced alarm handling system which forwards information onto appropriate levels of security personnel and management, depending upon the designated importance of an incident.Add to Compare
Chemical manufacturing facilities have always placed a high priority on public and environmental safety but today manufacturers must also now consider the threat of intrusion and attacks. Thanks to Siveillance SiteIQ Wide Area from Siemens Building Technologies Division, security procedures at a chemical manufacturing facility owned by PPG Industries are greatly enhanced.Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global manufacturer and supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fibre glass. Serving customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets, it operates on the leading edge of new technologies and solutions. The company operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. PPG reviewed the surveillance system at one of its largest and uniquely located sites. While the system recorded activity 24 hours a day, accurate real-time surveillance was limited to periods when security guards watched video-feed without interruption. It was a relatively simple matter to realize that the software intelligence built into the Siveillance SiteIQ Wide Area solution from Siemens Building Technologies Division, would enhance protection of the site, with the additional benefit of simultaneously reducing surveillance costs.Siveillance SiteIQ Wide Area is an automated large-scale video surveillance solution that transforms traditional physical security systems by combining camera and other sensor (intrusion, fire detection, access control etc.) input. It provides reliable protection for industrial facilities, transportation hubs and byways such as seaports and airports, water treatment facilities and other critical infrastructure by continuously monitoring sites through intelligent policy zones and virtual barriers – even across water. It detects, tracks, and classifies activity in real time, filtering critical events from camera and other sensor input, displaying the results on a comprehensive digital map of the entire site – on a single screen. This enables operators to see exactly what is happening at any time throughout the whole site. Integrated 3D analytics determine object attributes in absolute “real-world“ coordinates. This requires fewer cameras and helps lower infrastructure cost compared to 2D analytics.At the PPG site, the software-driven nerve center of the Siveillance SiteIQ Wide Area solution takes input from many cameras and provides a live, bird’s-eye view of the entire manufacturing facility, spanning over 1000 acres and including a mile of shoreline as well as railway entry and exit points. This composite view takes the guesswork out of tracking objects that move from camera to camera, so operators always know the accurate location of every object in the facility. Detailed information about anything suspicious is readily available.The perimeter and other sensitive areas are protected by ‘Alert’ zones. This automated triggering of instantaneous alerts substantially reduces the cost of monitoring, giving around-the-clock protection. When anything unexpected occurs, Siveillance SiteIQ Wide Area automatically detects any activity, pinpoints the location and tracks the perpetrators whilst simultaneously alerting guards through audio, video notifications, and e-mail alerts. This ability to efficiently deploy guards rapidly and efficiently helps prevent the escalation of incidents. Alerts are triggered from changes as simple as a vehicle or an individual entering a restricted area, but can also be triggered by object speed or size. Alert areas are easily and instantly set or changed by dragging area boundaries in the composite image of the site and can be adjusted using preset shortcuts. The open architecture enables Siveillance SiteIQ Wide Area to run on standard hardware and software and allows it to be modified and expanded to respond to changing security needs. It easily accommodates site-specific operational conditions and varying security requirements allowing the limiting of access to selected areas or the entire site, the specification of varying security level requirements within the site – and the raising or lowering of security levels in accordance with threat levels or evolving governmental mandates.Planning and implementation of the system at the PPG site was assisted by the skill of Siemens staff and the solution was delivered ahead of schedule. This gave security personnel at PPG time to get practical, hands-on experience before the system went live and after just a single day of training, operators were using the system successfully.Mr. Troy Higginbotham (Sr. Tech Analyst) of PPG says: “I have been working with Siemens’ surveillance software since 2003. In my opinion, the latest Siveillance SiteIQ Wide Area version is the best upgrade since its inception. The ability to track a single object with multiple interrogation cameras and auto-zoom to a factor – based on how far the object is from that camera – is very impressive.”Troy continued: “I have had the opportunity to work with the system for a few hours in order to re-acquaint myself and the advances made have amazed me. Siemens’ professional services team, along with the technical support team, has done everything needed to make this project a successful upgrade.”Shortly after the Siemens’ solution was operational, a mock attack was staged with actors portraying terrorists. Operators tracked, monitored, and recorded the progress of the ‘intruders’ by vessel and on foot, via the screen image of the site. Never before had security officials at the site been able to detect and monitor a potential threat to their facility so effectively. They then dispatched guards to their exact locations. Siveillance SiteIQ Wide Area has now become the foundation of the security program at the site because it seamlessly integrates new and existing sensor types and allows the client to manage all surveillance-related security issues easily from a single point.Add to Compare
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The healthcare sector is a crucial part of a functioning society as it provides life-saving care and reassurance to the population. A key part of ensuring the professionals in this industry have the best work environment is the ongoing security of the facilities. Overcoming environmental challenges Hospitals are challenging environments for security integrators. There is little room for mistakes because staff, patients and assets cannot be compromised. Medical centres and their facilities can be vast complexes and security teams must be confident in their ability to identify and nullify threats as soon as possible. Chubb provided Queensland Children’s Hospital's security team with a simple and easy-to-use tool Chubb Fire & Security offers a range of intelligent video and access control systems to solve these challenges. The Queensland Children’s Hospital in Australia, formerly named Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, is the major specialist children’s hospital for families living in Queensland and Northern New South Wales. The facility not only provides care to the local families but also the state’s sickest and most critically injured children who need highly specialised care. This state-of-the-art hospital, coupled with a leading academic and research facility and the high calibre staff, provides a platform to continue to develop as a leader in paediatric health care, education and research. Comprehensive security solution Chubb developed a solution for Queensland Children’s Hospital that included access control, video management, communications and asset tracking. By creating a common infrastructure for all security systems managed through a comprehensive user interface, Chubb provided the hospital’s security team with a simple and easy-to-use tool that enables them to resolve situations as they happen and action events automatically on command. Chubb also developed a 3D model of the building that allows the security team to respond quickly to a wide variety of events. The protection of patients and staff is naturally a hospital's number one priority Also crucial to the implementation of security systems in a hospital is minimal disruption to its everyday operations. Professionals in hospitals are working 24/7 so there is little time when it comes to disabling security systems for maintenance or repairs. Continued maintenance and upgrades are vital elements to Chubb’s work and key to this is a great deal of collaboration with clinical and operational stakeholders. Securing mission-critical environment Hospital facilities are not always state-of-the-art and often face the slow upgrade process that a limited budget imparts. However, through the audit and update of security systems, steps can be taken to ensure continued operations without external disruption. The protection of patients and staff is naturally a hospital's number one priority and Chubb shares the same commitment to making sure the environment is safe and secure. Carrying out a technically demanding project in a large, mission-critical environment like a hospital takes strong teamwork, including expert strategic partners, and collaboration between stakeholders.
There’s almost no installation that goes 100-percent smoothly in the field of video surveillance. Unexpected issues routinely arise that can increase time on the job, cost of the project and frustration. Manufacturers work on the product side to help ensure their products are easy to install and – when troublesome situations do arise – are flexible enough for installers to quickly find a remedy. Importance of ease of installation Ease of installation is a very important part of the project to the system integrator because the cost of labour is variable Ease of installation is a very important part of the project to the system integrator because the cost of labour is variable and can be very expensive. In some cases, the cost of labour to install a camera can be more than the cost of the camera! If labour costs are high – or are more expensive than a system integrator planned – they can lose a great deal of money on a project. If a cautious system integrator includes too high of an estimate for labour in a project bid, his overall bid will to high and it could cost him the project. The easier the camera is to install, the lower the labour cost, subsequently achieving higher savings for end-users. Hence it is essential that camera manufacturers develop products that are easy to install or are flexible in the field for system integrators and installers who know that time is money. Enterprise projects can involve thousands of cameras installed Simplifying installation of cameras Camera installation typically involves an electrician, the camera installer and the person who configures the VMS (Video Management Software). Of course, one person can play all three roles, and in many cases, does, but enterprise projects can involve dozens, hundreds or even thousands of cameras with teams of individuals involved in an installation. The electrician runs conduit with an electrical or PoE (Power over Ethernet) connection to the housing or the backplate of the camera; the installer then installs the camera at that location, hooking it up to power; and then a configurator adds cameras to the network and makes adjustments – renaming the camera, setting the frame rate, enabling WDR (Wide Dynamic Range), and the like. When it’s a project that involves different players for any of these functions, there is the potential for a bottleneck and delay in project completion. And if a system integrator is paying an electrician, installer and software configurator – and they are all three on site waiting for each other to finish – that’s a system integrator’s worst-case scenario. Enhancement through modular cameras Video surveillance camera manufacturers like Hanwha Techwin are producing products that take different roles Video surveillance camera manufacturers like Hanwha Techwin are producing products that take the different roles of electrician, installer and configurator into consideration, allowing them to complete their tasks independently. With a focus on modular design which includes a USB dongle, a device manager, magnetic module and included accessories, the Wisenet X series Plus is one of the fastest cameras to install, service and upgrade – saving installers time and money. Wisenet X series Plus cameras have a detachable camera module that utilise magnets to lock into the housing for instant configuration. Electricians can run conduit with a single PoE connection to the back plate/housing while the configurator is working on configuring the camera module, allowing security professionals to later snap the camera into place in just minutes. The VMS configurator can then come and add the cameras to the network and program their functionality. Modular cameras offer flexibility In the past, an end user might determine after the camera is installed that there aren’t enough pixels on target, or they need certain different functions like video analytics for example, resulting in the time-consuming replacement of the entire camera. With modular-designed cameras, the camera module can be swapped with a new one without having to focus or replace the camera – even to change the resolution or field of view, also Wisenet X series Plus has optional PTRZ modules that can be remotely adjusted to the field of view and the position of the camera lens. Making camera adjustments in the field is also now easier and perhaps even safer. Installers have been known to climb a ladder and juggle a bulky laptop to access the network to be able to see video of how the camera is positioned. Or they’ve had to use analogue video output to view the video feed on a separate monitor which provides the field of view, but not megapixel quality. Using a smartphone, the installer can wirelessly see full and not cropped quality video directly from the camera Wisenet X series Plus cameras have a USB port that allows installers to connect it to a small dongle that converts the camera to a Wi-Fi device. Using a smartphone, the installer can wirelessly see full and not cropped quality video directly from the camera. It’s a much easier way to evaluate video while at the camera. Eliminating the second person looking at live view on a computer guiding through a cellphone to the installer to accurately point the camera to the proper position. If system integrators can do some of the legwork prior to even getting on site, it can reduce cost and improve efficiency. Imagine having 300 cameras ready to send to a project site. To configure those cameras, a system integrator has to take each camera out of the box, plug each into a switch, configure it, take it off of the switch and put it back in the box. To improve this process, camera manufacturers have now developed packaging that provides access to the camera port without even having to remove it from the box. It’s an innovative solution that saves time. Modular cameras have optional PTRZ modules that can be remotely adjusted to the field of view Software programs help in enhancing installation Whether it’s a one-man show or a team of electricians, installers and configurators, software programs can greatly enhance the installation process. Device managers are important tools in adding multiple cameras to a project. Using that 300-camera project, for example, it’s easier when a manufacturer has a device manager that allows the mass programming and configuration of cameras. Adding 300 cameras one by one is time consuming and leaves room for error when making so many multiple entries. A device manager should be able to scan the network and locate its devices, allowing them to be grouped, configured and much more. Every video surveillance camera project is going to have its ups and downs. But camera manufacturers can do their part in the production process to address the many issues known to slow down progress. It’s impressive that many are taking the lead in producing innovations like modular camera design, flexibility in the field and accessible packaging that can truly reduce installation cost and improve efficiency.
For those of you old enough to remember, video matrix switchers were once the heyday of surveillance camera control. These cumbersome antiques were at the heart of every major video surveillance system (CCTV at the time) in premier gaming properties, government installations and corporate industrial complexes. They required more physical labour to construct and configure than perhaps the pyramids – maybe not – but you get the picture. And then digital video made its way in to the market and everything changed, transforming the physical demands for camera control and management from a hardware-centric to a software driven process. We’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely There’s no doubt that this migration also presented significant challenges as many security professionals often struggled with all things IT and software programming being one of the industry’s soft spots. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely. However, the complexities of today’s VMS functionality can be intimidating for anyone tasked with installing one of these systems given all of the user-defined options available from the simplest camera sequencing and bandwidth allocations to mobile management and enterprise level integration. This is where truly advanced VMS solutions need to shine on both the operations and the design/build sides of the equation. Smart VMS design There are more solutions products labelled “VMS solutions” out there than ever before. The issue is the fact that many of these “solutions” really don’t fall into the category of a true VMS by today’s standards but offer basic camera and NVR control. No doubt that there is a place for such software programs in the market. However, VMS solutions from the likes of OnSSI and other industry-leading companies offer distinct and superior management and control capabilities for demanding security and business intelligence applications. Perhaps of equal importance, these top-tier VMS solutions incorporate provisions for installers, so they have a clear and easier implementation path. OnSSI offers VMS solutions with smart camera drivers Here are seven attributes that can assist with the design and implementation of an advanced VMS solution: 1) Open architecture platform We need the ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth The ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth is largely dependent on a systems platform architecture. Here’s where VMS solutions with open architecture provide a distinct advantage. Open-architecture solutions expand functionality by facilitating greater integration between multiple systems and components. This not only makes VMS solutions with open architecture easier to implement, it makes them extremely cost-efficient by eliminating the need for proprietary solutions. Open architecture systems also provide adherence to industry standards such as ONVIF and PSIA, as well as compression formats such as H.265 and MJPEG, and help ensure system integration and support of an extensive range of manufacturers’ cameras and off-the-shelf hardware. Be wary of VMS solutions with limited camera manufacturer support. 2) Simple licensing processes and pricing Camera licenses and pricing is always a touchy subject, as any misunderstanding of a specific VMS solutions’ licensing terms can prove to be costly after the fact. And it often seems that some VMS suppliers have gone to great lengths to complicate the process as to obscure actual Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Perhaps the most direct, simple and straightforward camera licensing and pricing method is to have one license per IP address used by each camera/encoder on multi-channel devices. These should be perpetual licenses with no required annual fees or subscriptions. Additionally, the licensing agreement should be all inclusive without added fees for multiple clients, failover servers, active directory support, I/O devices, redundant management servers, technical support or security patches and updates. 3) Mixing and matching camera license types The ability to mix and match different camera license types within the same system helps facilitate a seamless and simple migration of new and pre-existing systems with minimal downtime or interruption in operation. The ability to mix and match camera licenses not only saves valuable design and installation time, it can provide considerable savings when integrating large, multi-tenant systems. Mix and match capabilities also allow system designers to apply specific feature sets to specific groups of cameras to best leverage functionality and budgets, as well as providing the flexibility to implement an on-site, virtual, or cloud-based VMS solution, without any additional cost. 4) Auto camera detection and configuration Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements. This functionality allows installers to instantly locate cameras on the network and configure them centrally so they can easily replace older cameras while seamlessly retaining video recorded from them. The auto detection capability should also include the ability to detect and import CSV files, which can then be stored and used to configure camera templates for future camera installation profiles. 5) Smart camera driver technology VMS solutions with smart camera drivers offer valuable assistance during system implementation, and any time new cameras are added to the network or replace older models. Manufacturer-specific smart camera drivers expand the range of model-specific static drivers. Instead of storing the device’s information (codecs, resolutions, frame rates, etc.) statically, a VMS with smart camera drivers queries devices for their capabilities using the manufacturers’ proprietary protocol. All that is required for configuration is that the camera is available on the network. Smart camera drivers eliminate the need to wait for model-specific drivers or installation of driver packs, allowing for newly released cameras to be used immediately. Network security is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers 6) Importance of network security Network Security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today Network security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today. This is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers. New security developments to look for include TLS 1.2 encryption protocols for camera-to-server communications (SSL 3.0 supported for older cameras), as well as server-to-server communications. Additional safeguards to consider include: randomised video databases with no camera identification information to secure recorded data; support for Active Directory authentication; AES encryption between servers and clients; and AES encrypted exporting. 7) Automatic updates Regardless of the supplier you select for your VMS solution, they should be consistently providing new updates and security patches on a frequent if not regular basis. Keeping up with these updates can be a burden and are often overlooked leading to system failures and breeches. Advanced VMS solutions now feature automatic update service checks on a system-wide basis, eliminating the need to manually update individual servers and devices. This ensures that your VMS system always has the latest drivers, fixes and updates which assures overall security while reducing TCO. So next time you’re getting a demo of the latest and greatest VMS solution, remember to ask what it offers in terms of design and implementation tools. Half the battle with new technologies is getting them installed and working properly. Without the right tools to accomplish these critical first steps, all the functionality in the world will do you little good.
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