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Optex Overview:

OPTEX (EUROPE) LTD in UK is a sales and marketing company of OPTEX Co., Ltd,  headquartered in Japan. Founded in 1979, OPTEX Co., Ltd is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensing technologies for a number of sectors, ranging from security, entrance systems and factory automation to measuring instruments and transportation safety. The first product – launched in 1980 – was the world’s first automatic door sensor using far infrared rays. OPTEX products quickly earned a worldwide reputation for quality and reliability since then.
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Hikvision enhances HEOP programme with expansion of Technology Partner Program during IFSEC 2018

At IFSEC 2018, Hikvision will introduce a major expansion of its partner programme. This will offer partners a wealth of technical and commercial resources, including go-to-market support, in-depth technical support, development and integration toolsets, and streamlined communications with Hikvision experts. The expansion to the TPP is being announced in the run-up to the Q3 launch of a strengthened Hikvision Embedded Open Platform (HEOP) programme, with online licensing accessible. The HEOP, which is available as part of Hikvision’s edge application, enables partners to develop, integrate and launch new capabilities for Hikvision cameras quickly, easily and efficiently. Adler Wu, Global Technology Partner Alliance Manager at Hikvision, says, “Together, our expanded TPP and HEOP programmes will provide a range of new business opportunities for our partners, while also speeding up innovation and delivery of new, value-added features for customers.” Milestone software offers full support for Hikvision thermal cameras, providing customers with great night-time surveillance capabilities Partner success stories Hikvision is showcasing seven impressive partner solutions at IFSEC 2018 that demonstrate joint successes, and what can be achieved together. Featured partner solutions include: Milestone Systems (VMS) Milestone Systems is showing the innovative license-plate recognition plugin for the Hikvision ANPR cameras. Additionally, Milestone software offers full support for Hikvision thermal cameras, providing customers with great night-time surveillance capabilities. Eagle Eye Networks (Cloud) Eagle Eye Networks has partnered with Hikvision to provide secure, full-featured surveillance in the cloud. With a range of built-in security features, including Camera Cyber Lockdown, the Eagle Eye solution further strengthens protection against cyberattacks reaching Hikvision cameras. IPS (Analytic) IPS VideoAnalytics, which is integrated with the Hikvision Embedded Open Platform (HEOP), supports real-time detection of security related objects or events. IPS also makes deployment of Hikvision 5 series Smart IP cameras easy with easy web configuration and camera-based analytics. OPTEX provides IP intrusion detection sensors that are now integrated with Hikvision I-Series NVRs OPTEX (Detection) OPTEX, leading sensor manufacturer, provides IP intrusion detection sensors that are now integrated with Hikvision I-Series NVRs. The company’s sensors are unaffected by variable lighting and adverse weather conditions, providing extremely reliable outdoor threat detection and activation of security systems. Netgenium Systems (IP PoE Audio speakers) Netgenium has successfully integrated its range of intelligent IP PoE audio speakers into Hikvision’s NVR and CCTV cameras. The integrated solution allows pre-recorded audio files stored on the Netgenium IP audio speakers to be triggered from Hikvision NVR events such as video motion detection and alarm inputs. Western Digital and Seagate (Storage) Western Digital and Seagate provide a range of storage solutions that integrate seamlessly with Hikvision NVRs for a plug-and-play user experience. New TPP, new opportunities “Hikvision TPP and HEOP give our partners a fast-track to commercial success,” says Adler Wu. “IFSEC 2018 is the perfect opportunity to showcase what we can achieve in partnership, and we hope to engage with many more companies who can add to the power of our platform and deliver new, value-added solutions for our customers.”

Electronic Security Expo announces winners of 2018 Innovation awards

ESX has announced the winners of its 2018 Innovation Awards program, which recognises outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward. Judges selected winners from a pool of applications from manufacturers and service providers, serving the industry with innovative end-user offerings and tools that help dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals become more efficient and profitable. The winners selected are recognised as next-gen products and services that offer significant opportunities for growth. 2018 award winners Electronic/Mechanical Locks Yale Locks & Hardware – Nest x Yale Lock Gate/Door Operators Nortek Security & Control – Linear Smart Garage Door Operator Hosted/Managed Access Systems DMP – Virtual Keypad Access Cable & Structured Wiring Comtrend – PG-9172PoE G.hn Powerline Adapter with PoE (Power over Ethernet) Cable & Wiring Accessories - Connectors/Wiring Harnesses/Terminals Mag Daddy – ¾” Bridle Ring with 65# Magnet PERS Essence – Care@Home Communicator Controllers & Control Panels - Analogue/Addressable/Conventional Systems NAPCO Security Technologies – FireLink Detection Appliances - Smoke/Heat/Gas Detection Devices Nortek Security & Control – 2GIG Stove & Grill Guard Sensor Productivity Mobile Applications DMP – Dealer Admin 2.0 Installation and Service Tools/Testers Mag Daddy – Camera Mounting Kit Cellular/Radio Communicators M2M Services – MQ03-LTE Controllers & Control Panels Alula – Connect+ Two-Way Voice Platform Notification Appliances - Monitor/Contacts/Environmental OPTEX – WFX-360 Series Outdoor Detection OPTEX – Fitlink Series Commercial App for Security/Life Safety Systems DMP – Virtual Keypad 6.0 Residential App for Security/Life Safety Systems Honeywell – Honeywell Lyric Controller and Apple Homekit Enhanced/Verified Monitoring NMC – Proactive Video Monitoring Home Automation/Home Control Systems Interlogix – Interlogix Command Button Internet of Things (IoT) Device Interlogix – UltraSync Doorbell Camera Drones Nightingale Security – Robotic Aerial Security Hosted and Managed Video Systems (VSaaS) DICE Corporation – Cloud Video Recording IP Cameras Hikvision USA Inc. – Thermal Bi-Spectrum Camera System Megapixel/HD Cameras Honeywell – Honeywell Total Connect Wireless HD Video Camera Family Monitors EIZO Inc. – DuraVision FDF2304W-IP Video Analytics Dahua Technology – 2MP AI Network Box Camera (IPC-HF824FN-FR) The standard-setting awards program was judged by a panel of industry professionals in the following areas: Features and functions Innovation End-user experience Ability to solve a problem Revenue growth potential Impact on company value and efficiencies Compliance with regulations The top ten category winners will compete in the TechVision Challenge – a live, Shark Tank-style competition judged by industry experts at ESXTop-10 winners in TechVision Challenge The judges for the 2018 Innovation Awards were: Don Childers of Security Central; Michele Monheim of Eastern States Sentinel Alarm Services, Inc.; Mike Moritz of RFI, Steve Paley of Rapid Security Solutions, LLC; and Mark Sepulveda of USA Alarm Systems. Winners will be featured on the show floor at the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase in Booth 707 during expo hours, June 20-21. In addition, the top ten category winners will compete in the TechVision Challenge – a live, Shark Tank-style competition judged by industry experts at ESX. The judges for the 2018 TechVision Challenge will be: Steve Firestone of Select Security, Robert Few of The Connection Xchange and Melissa Brinkman of Custom Alarm.

Hikvision displays the capabilities and power of Artificial Intelligence at IFSEC 2018

Hikvision, a global supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, will have an unmissable presence at IFSEC International 2018. With the largest stand at the event (D300), visitors will have the opportunity to view and examine the latest technology that is defining the surveillance industry. Hikvision’s innovations include self-learning Artificial Intelligence (AI), deployable across a wide range of vertical market sectors. On demonstration will be queue and crowd management, a powerful new Video Management System (VMS), DarkFighter ‘low-light’ superior technology, and thermal imaging powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) – as well as a host of other technological advances for a multitude of applications and environments. Hikvision’s stand will highlight the intruder alarm solutions of Pyronix, and feature additional technology partners who will show ‘value added’ features that complement Hikvision solutions to provide an enhanced level of performance or a greater return on investment for the end user. See first-hand, how AI is revolutionising the surveillance technology landscap Revolutionary AI surveillance technology Visitors at the D300 stand will see first-hand, how AI is revolutionising the surveillance technology landscape, with Hikvision demonstrating a variety of new products in its AI Series: Queue management technology: Live queue information analysis providing real time alerts with the ability to provide data reports/analysis, for optimisation of business service and operational efficiency. Deep in mind: Crowd density analysis - optimise, analyse and generate alert levels of crowds with detailed reports in different time frames. Reduce false alarms (up to 90%) by distinguishing target type, improving the efficiency of perimeter defense and operational costs in monitored applications. Deep in view: Deep learning algorithm for human behavior analysis (loitering, falling down) and demonstrating highly accurate face capture. Technology that delivers information regarding vehicular activity, such as illegal parking detection will also be on display. Deep in ciew facial recognition: Deep Learning facial recognition technology integrated with access control will allow people quick and convenient entry to offices using secured biometric identification. Thus, ensuring a convenient system for quick access Another AI-powered product on display at IFSEC 2018 will be Hikvision’s Deep in View Thermal camera, which can distinguish objects based on target type, reducing false alarms by up to 90% and providing appropriate notifications.HikCentral brings multiple technologies into one intelligent platform, utilising the advanced benefits offered by the AI Series Innovative video management systems Hikvision’s new video management system, HikCentral, brings multiple technologies into one intelligent platform, utilising the advanced benefits offered by the AI Series to deliver complete integrated surveillance solutions in one comprehensive, simple-to-use package. Intelligent surveillance solutions There will be a host of other products and solutions on display at the Hikvision stand. These will include: Intelligent traffic system solutions: Deep Learning-based check point systems and smart parking management solutions. Thermal solution: A feature demonstrating the wide-ranging benefits of thermometric and bi-spectrum thermal technologies. Turbo range: The revolutionary 5.0 generation of Hikvision’s Turbo HD range, with AI technology built-in. Access control and intercom: All the latest developments in access products and systems. DarkFighter X: The latest, most powerful addition to the ultra-low light camera range. Mobile and portable solution: With leading AI technologies built-in, the mobile solution delivers functionality such as driver behaviour analysis and passenger counting in conjunction with iVMS-5200P. Easy IP 4.0: New products and solutions from the simple-to-install Easy IP range. Panovu/PTZ: The award-winning multi-sensor range of powerful, full scene coverage products including multi-sensor, panoramic and PTZ models. Hikvision can introduce new products and features to the market rapidly and efficientlyHikvision multi-level R&D system Hikvision can introduce new products and features to the market rapidly and efficiently as a result of its continued investment dedicated to research and development. Hikvision now has more than 20,000 employees, including more than 10,000 R&D engineers. The company invests 7 to 8 percent of its annual sales revenue in research and development for continued product innovation. Hikvision has established a complete, multi-level R&D system that includes every operation from research to design, development, testing, technical support, and services. Based at its Hangzhou headquarters, the R&D teams operate globally, including centres in Montreal and Silicon Valley, as well as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Wuhan in China. Hikvision video surveillance technology Hikvision UK & Ireland Sales Director, Gary Harmer, says: “We are delighted to be attending and supporting IFSEC again this year as the global leader in the video surveillance industry. We are excited to share our latest technologies with new and existing partners and their clients. We’ll be featuring 10 product areas and will be discussing the latest innovations and applications in Artificial Intelligence. We’ll also be taking part in IFSEC’s ‘Show Me How’ initiative, where we will be displaying live demonstrations of our solutions. Keep your eye out for more impressive surprises with Hikvision during 2018 as we continue to grow in the UK market.” Hikvision’s stand will also showcase the work it does with its technology partners, including Seagate, Eagle Eye, Western Digital, Optex, Milestone Systems, IPS, and Netgenium Hikvision partner presence Hikvision’s stand will also showcase the work it does with its technology partners, including Seagate, Eagle Eye, Western Digital, Optex, Milestone Systems, IPS, and Netgenium. Representatives of each of these partners will be available to talk with visitors about how their solutions integrate with and complement those of Hikvision. Pyronix intrusion detection solutions Intruder alarm specialist Pyronix is part of the Hikvision group of companies, and at IFSEC International 2018 will be showcasing the latest innovations in its control panel range on Hikvision’s stand. The new range includes the ProControl+ app, which brings video and intrusion together on one app, and features integration with Hikvision cameras for the first time. Pyronix’s new range of WIFI cameras will also be on show, demonstrating the total WIFI solution, designed largely for residential and small commercial applications. Pyronix will be showcasing future developments to this range, with exciting new features coming in the future to further enhance the user experience and drive value to installation companies. EZVIZ smart home security Visitors will also have the chance to see the latest from Hikvision’s consumer brand, EZVIZ, a premier provider of smart home video technology, alarms and cloud services. EZVIZ offers a broad range of smart home video security solutions for multiple applications EZVIZ offers a broad range of home video security solutions for multiple applications, all of which have features such as 2-way audio, night vision, local, network and cloud recording, plus other specific features such as whole room coverage, auto tracking and active alert (siren and strobe alert built in to the camera to deter unwanted activity). Other products in the range include smart alarms, doorbells and security lighting, all of which integrate though a single app. The EZVIZ range of smart home video cameras can be directly integrated with Google Assistant and Alexa, with a range of Apple Home Kit products becoming available later this year. Amazon Echo Show and Spot allows users to stream their camera footage to their devices. All an EZVIZ user needs to do is simply say, "Alexa, show me the camera in the living room," and the feed from an Internet-connected camera will send the video to the Echo Show or Spot. Hikvision IFSEC prize draw All visitors to the Hikvision stand who submit business cards during Tuesday and Wednesday of IFSEC will be entered into a prize draw, the details of which will be available on the stand. The winners of the prize draw will be announced on Wednesday evening during the show. Visit Hikvision on Stand D300 to be in with a chance of winning.