Surveon CAM3371 Full HD Autofocus Bullet Camera with Sony Exmor Sensor for Outdoor Applications
Surveon CAM3371 Full HD Autofocus Bullet Camera with Sony Exmor Sensor for Outdoor Applications

Surveon CAM3371 is a Full HD network bullet camera equipped with 2 megapixel Sony Exmor CMOS Sensors, providing high-sensitivity imaging quality with low noise for continuous clear recording through day and night. Sony’s Exmor CMOS Sensor adopts the "Column-Parallel A/D Conversion Technique" to create images containing more detail than ever before, enhancing the recorded image quality under low light environment. With the progressive Sony Exmor Sensor, 2.8x zoom lens, auto focus, WDR, defog, HLC and 3DNR, CAM3371 is the most ideal choice for professional outdoor projects. Surveon’s Sony Exmor based Full HD cameras feature the individual advanced ISP, making it easy to provide enhanced image functionality, including Edge Enhancement and Low Shutter Speed Control. The cameras also offer rich functionality including 1920 x 1080 resolution, H.264 simultaneous video streams, PoE, D/N and IR LED capability, and provide a variety of product types to satisfy market demands. All Surveon camera models follow the company’s high quality standards, with industrial-grade components, in-house production, and 3 year warranty. CAM3371 supports the ONVIF standards and is fully compatible with Surveon VMS and other 3rd party CMS, giving customers a broad range of solution selections for their projects. And it can be used in combination with Surveon's industrial megapixel RAID NVR series to create highly integrated and reliable solutions that reduce the integration effort for project installers. For more information, please visit www.surveon.com

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Surveon 3 megapixel 30 FPS H.264 HDR camera promises excellent image quality and real-time performance
Surveon 3 megapixel 30 FPS H.264 HDR camera promises excellent image quality and real-time performance

Surveon CAM2441 offers H.264, 3 megapixel at 30 FPS performance, a major upgrade from the standard 3 megapixel cameras supporting a maximum of 20 FPS. The CAM2441 also features HDR with over 100dB, giving installers the high quality and real-time performance well beyond the standard WDR and DWDR. Along with other advanced functions including H.264 high profile, ROI compression method, enhanced 2D/3D noise reduction, and edge enhancement, the CAM2441 is the ideal solution for professional applications such as banking, transportation, manufacturing, public utilities and city surveillance. In addition to the 3 megapixel at 30 FPS performance, Surveon CAM2441 can also be configured to 1080P at 60 FPS for mission critical projects such as traffic monitoring, campus, casino and factory surveillance. With its new encoding engine, the CAM2441 can maintain the lower bit rates while offering the higher frame rates and excellent image quality. The advanced ROI engine also allows users to make eight independent regions, each with the different video quality and frame rate. The lower bit rates and advanced ROI can reduce the network bandwidth and storage demand required for megapixel surveillance, keeping a good balance between image quality and bandwidth. Full HD cameras with 1920x1080 resolution at 30 FPS have become the mainstream in the surveillance market.  Surveon’s new generation cameras offer the 30 FPS real-time performance for 3 megapixel (2048x1536). With its many advanced features, the CAM2441 easily stands out in the massive selections of IP cameras and gives our partners the advanced technology and competitive edges in the market. All of Surveon cameras are designed and manufactured in-house with industrial-grade components, and backed with the 3-year warranty. Surveon’s megapixel cameras also support the ONVIF standards and are fully compatible with Surveon VMS and the 3rd party CMS, giving customers a broad range of solution selections for their projects. The new camera can be used in combination with Surveon enterprise megapixel RAID NVR systems to create highly integrated and reliable solutions that can reduce the integration efforts for project installers. For more information, please visit www.surveon.com

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Surveon’s IP camera products now compatible with ONVIF standard
Surveon’s IP camera products now compatible with ONVIF standard

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, today announced that its IP cameras are compatible with ONVIF protocol standards. By achieving ONVIF compatibility, Surveon ensures that its cameras can be easily integrated in surveillance systems featuring ONVIF-compatible products, thereby further contributing to a transparent market environment beneficial to end-users of surveillance networks.All of Surveon's IP camera products support the ONVIF standard, such as the Sony sensor-based 3M series, the CAM2320 box camera, the vandal-proof 3M WDR dome CAM4365 with 3x optical auto focus, and the 3M IP66 bullet camera CAM3365. The ONVIF standard is also supported by 2M and 1.3M camera products and the D1 series. Surveon's IP cameras feature 100% in-house design and production, including back-end industrial components, and a 3-year warranty to ensure excellent reliability for customers installing Surveon's cameras in security applications.As a complete solution provider, Surveon will also expand ONVIF support to its enterprise hardware RAID NVR, smart megapixel recorder and iSCSI- based IP video storage products. A comprehensive portfolio of ONVIF solutions will enable our worldwide partners to easily upgrade to megapixel surveillance.Surveon is a member of ONVIF. For more information, please visit http://www.surveon.com/.CAM2320 3 Megapixel SONY Low Light Sensor Full HD & Real Time Network Camera Up to 2048 x 1536 Video Resolution H.264/MPEG4/MJPEG 2 Simultaneous Video Streams Surveon Video Intelligent Ready Dual microSD/SDHC Local Storage for Alarm Capture Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) Support DC iris and WDR (Wide Dynamic Range)CAM4365 3 Megapixel SONY Low Light Sensor with WDR Up to 2048 x 1536 Video Resolution Surveon Video Intelligent Ready 3X Optical Zoom and Surveon Auto Focus PoE (IEEE 802.3af) and Day/Night ICR Built-in IR Illuminators, Effective Up to 25 Meters IP66, Wide Temperature, and Vandal Proof for Outdoor ApplicationCAM3365 3 Megapixel SONY Low Light Sensor with WDR Up to 2048 x 1536 Video Resolution Surveon Video Intelligent Ready 3X Optical Zoom and Surveon Auto Focus PoE (IEEE 802.3af) and Day/Night ICR Built-in IR Illuminators, Effective Up to 30 Meters IP66 and Wide Temperature for Outdoor Application

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Surveon 3 MP 30 FPS HDR cameras promise real-time performance and excellent image quality under complicated lighting conditions
Surveon 3 MP 30 FPS HDR cameras promise real-time performance and excellent image quality under complicated lighting conditions

Surveon CAM3471 offers 3 megapixel at 30 FPS performance, a major upgrade from the standard 3 megapixel cameras supporting a maximum of 20 FPS. The CAM3471 also features HDR with over 100dB, giving installers the high quality and real-time performance well beyond the standard WDR and DWDR. Along with other advanced functions including H.264 high profile, ROI compression method, enhanced 2D/3D noise reduction, and edge enhancement, the CAM3471 is the ideal solution for professional applications such as banking, transportation, manufacturing, public utilities and city surveillance. In addition to the 3 megapixel at 30 FPS performance, Surveon CAM3471 can also be configured to 1080P at 60 FPS for mission critical projects such as traffic monitoring, campus, casino and factory surveillance. With its new encoding engine, the CAM3471 can maintain the lower bit rates while offering the higher frame rates and excellent image quality. The advanced ROI engine also allows users to make eight independent regions, each with the different video quality and frame rate. The lower bit rates and advanced ROI can reduce the network bandwidth and storage demand required for megapixel surveillance, keeping a good balance between image quality and bandwidth. Full HD cameras with 1920x1080 resolution at 30 FPS have become the mainstream in the surveillance market.  Surveon’s new generation cameras offer the 30 FPS real-time performance for 3 megapixel (2048x1536). With its many advanced features, the CAM3471 easily stands out in the massive selections of IP cameras and gives our partners the advanced technology and competitive edges in the market. All of Surveon cameras are designed and manufactured in-house with industrial-grade components, and backed with the 3-year warranty. Surveon’s megapixel cameras also support the ONVIF standards and are fully compatible with Surveon VMS and the 3rd party CMS, giving customers a broad range of solution selections for their projects. The new camera can be used in combination with Surveon enterprise megapixel RAID NVR systems to create highly integrated and reliable solutions that can reduce the integration efforts for project installers. For more information, please visit www.surveon.com

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Surveon presents CAM2311P full HD network camera with Sony Exmor Sensor for SMB and Enterprise
Surveon presents CAM2311P full HD network camera with Sony Exmor Sensor for SMB and Enterprise

Surveon CAM2311P is the Full HD network camera equipped with 2 megapixel Sony Exmor CMOS Sensors, providing high-sensitivity imaging quality with low noise for continuous clear recording through day and night. Sony’s Exmor CMOS Sensor adopts the "Column-Parallel A/D Conversion Technique" to create images containing more detail than ever before, enhancing the recorded image quality under low light environment. With the progressive Sony Exmor Sensor, P-Iris, WDR, defog, HLC and 3D NR, CAM2311P is the excellent choice for professional surveillance projects. Surveon’s Sony Exmor based Full HD cameras feature the individual advanced ISP, making it easy to provide enhanced image functionality, including Edge Enhancement and Low Shutter Speed Control. The cameras also offer rich functionality including 1920x1080 resolution, H.264 simultaneous video streams, PoE and D/N capability to satisfy project demands. All Surveon IP camera models follow the company’s high quality standards, with industrial-grade components, in-house production, and 3-year warranty. CAM2311P supports the ONVIF standards and is fully compatible with Surveon VMS and other 3rd party CMS, giving customers a broad range of solution selections for their projects. And it can be used in combination with Surveon's industrial megapixel RAID NVR series to create highly integrated and reliable solutions that reduce the integration effort for project installers.

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Surveon introduces CAM2321 3-megapixel day/night network camera
Surveon introduces CAM2321 3-megapixel day/night network camera

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, offers a complete line-up of 3-megapixel network cameras equipped with Sony IMX036 image sensors, Fujinon moto zoom lens providing a high image quality, and a low light performance. With a maximum 2048x1536 resolution and full HD video performance, combined with features such as DC iris and WDR make Surveon's 3-megapixel cameras ideal solutions for high-level security applications, such as hotel, public utility, transportation, manufacturing, enterprise and other mission-critical outdoor applications.Surveon's 3-megapixel offerings include D/N box CAM2321, as well as bullet CAM3365 and vandal dome CAM4365 models. All cameras are designed with industrial-grade components, whole aluminium housing, and feature a 3-year warranty. The built-in IR LED, IP66 and vandal-proof features are ideal for outdoor applications. Furthermore, to strengthen megapixel focusing, the CAM3365 and CAM4365 come with a Fujinon 3X moto lens for easy backend image focus.To simplify camera deployments, all Surveon cameras support the ONVIF standard. Furthermore, they can also be easily integrated with Surveon's SMR (Smart Megapixel Recorders) Series that offers advanced network video recorder solutions supporting from 2 to 112 RAID-protected disk drives and 6 to 64 channels. Compared to regular PC-based or COTS solutions, this integration provides system integrators ready megapixel solutions that are highly reliable and are fully optimised for megapixel surveillance. 

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How to choose the right storage card for video surveillance systems
How to choose the right storage card for video surveillance systems

With increased demands being placed on safety and security globally, and supported by advancements in IP cameras and 360-degree camera technology, the video surveillance industry is growing steadily. Market research indicates that this worldwide industry is expected to reach an estimated $39.3 billion in revenue by 2023, driven by a CAGR of 9.3 percent from 2018 to 2023. Video surveillance is not just about capturing footage (to review an event or incident when it occurs), but also about data analysis delivering actionable insights that can improve operational efficiencies, better understand customer buying behaviours, or simply just provide added value and intelligence. Growth of Ultra-HD surveillance To ensure that the quality of the data is good enough to extract the details required to drive these insights, surveillance cameras are technologically evolving as well, not only with expanded capabilities surrounding optical zoom and motion range,4K Ultra HD-compliant networked cameras are expected to grow from 0.4 percent shipped in 2017, to 28 percent in 2021 but also relating to improvements in signal-to-noise (S2N) ratios, light sensitivities (and the minimum illumination needed to produce usable images), wide dynamic ranges (WDR) for varying foreground and background illumination requirements, and of course, higher quality resolutions. As such, 4K Ultra HD-compliant networked cameras are expected to grow from 0.4 percent shipped in 2017, to 28 percent in 2021, representing an astonishing 170 percent growth per year, and will require three to six times the storage space of 1080p video dependent on the compression technology used. Surveillance cameras are typically connected to a networked video recorder (NVR) that acts as a gateway or local server, collecting data from the cameras and running video management software (VMS), as well as analytics. Capturing this data is dependent on the communications path between individual cameras and the NVR. If this connection is lost, whether intentional, unintentional, or a simple malfunction, surveillance video will no longer be captured and the system will cease operations. Therefore, it has become common to use microSD cards in surveillance cameras as a failsafe mechanism. Despite lost connectivity to the NVR, the camera can still record and capture raw footage locally until the network is restored, which in itself, could take a long time depending on maintenance staff or equipment availability, weather conditions, or other unplanned issues. Since microSD cards play a critical role as a failsafe mechanism to ensure service availability, it is important to choose the right card for capturing video footage.  It has become common to use microSD cards in surveillance cameras as a failsafe mechanism if an NVR breaks Key characteristics of microSDs There are many different microSD cards to choose from for video capture at the network’s edge, and they range from industrial grade capabilities to commercial or retail grade, and everything in-between. To help make some of these uncertainties a little more certain, here are the key microSD card characteristics for video camera capture. Designed for surveillance As the market enjoys steady growth, storage vendors want to participate and have done so with a number of repurposed, repackaged, remarketed microSD cards targeted for video surveillance but with not much robustness, performance or capabilities specific to the application. Adding the absence of mean-time between failure (MTBF) specifications to the equation, microSD card reliability is typically a perceived measurement -- measured in hours of operation and relatively vague and hidden under metrics associated with the camera’s resolution and compression ratio. Therefore, when selecting a microSD card for surveillance cams at the edge, the choice should include a vendor that is trusted, has experience and a proven storage portfolio in video surveillance, and in microSD card technologies. Endurance, as it relates to microSD cards, represents the number of rewrites possible before the card can no longer store data correctly  High endurance Endurance, as it relates to microSD cards, represents the number of rewrites (program/erase cycles) that are possible before the card can no longer store data correctly. The rewrite operation is cyclical whereby a new stream of footage replaces older content by writing over it until the card is full, and the cycle repeats. The higher the endurance, the longer the card will perform before it needs to be replaced. Endurance is also referred to in terabytes written (TBW) or by the number of hours that the card can record continuously (while overwriting data) before a failure will occur. Health monitoring Health monitoring is a desired capability that not many microSD cards currently support and enables the host system to check when the endurance levels of a card are low and needs to be replaced. Having a card that supports this capability enables system integrators and operators with the ability to perform preemptive maintenance that will help to reduce system failures, as well as associated maintenance costs. Performance To capture continuous streams of raw footage, microSD cards within surveillance cams perform write operations about seventy to ninety percent of the time, whereas reading captured footage is performed about ten to thirty percent. The difference in read/write performance is dependent on whether the card is used in an artificial intelligent (AI) capable camera, or a standard one.   microSD cards deployed within surveillance cameras should support temperature ranges from -25 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees Celsius Finding a card that is write-friendly, and can provide enough bandwidth to properly capture streamed data, and is cost-effective, requires one that falls between fast industrial card capabilities and slower commercial ones. Bandwidth in the range of 50 MB/sec for writes and 80 MB/sec for reads are typical and sufficient for microSD cards deployed within surveillance cameras. Temperature ranges Lower capacity support of 32GB can provide room to attract the smaller or entry-level video surveillance deployments As microSD cards must be designed for continuous operation in extreme weather conditions and a variety of climates, whether located indoors or out, support for various temperature ranges are another consideration. Given the wide spectrum of temperatures required by the camera makers, microSD cards deployed within surveillance cameras should support temperature ranges from -25 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees Celsius, or in extreme cases, as low as -40 degrees Celsius. Capacity Selecting the right-sized capacity is also very important as there needs to be a minimum level to ensure that there is enough room to hold footage for a number of days or weeks before it is overwritten or the connectivity to the NVR is restored. Though 64GB is considered the capacity sweet spot for microSD cards deployed within surveillance cameras today, lower capacity support of 32GB can provide room to attract the smaller or entry-level video surveillance deployments. In the future, even higher capacities will be important for specific use cases and will potentially become standard capacities as the market evolves. When choosing the right storage microSD card to implement into your video surveillance system, make sure the card is designed specifically for the application – does it include the right levels of endurance and performance to capture continuous streams – can it withstand environmental challenges and wide temperature extremes – will it enable preventative and preemptive maintenance to provide years of service? It is critical for the surveillance system to be able to collect video footage whether the camera is connected to an NVR or is a standalone camera as collecting footage at the base of the surveillance system is the most crucial point of failure. As such, failsafe mechanisms are required to keep the camera recording until the network is restored.

Six reasons security integrators should adopt cloud technology today
Six reasons security integrators should adopt cloud technology today

As technology advances, the world is becoming increasingly connected, changing the way users think about and interact with security systems, which continue to evolve across all verticals and applications. With this change comes new opportunity for security integrators; security systems are advancing, creating new needs for products and services — some of which can be met through the adoption of cloud-based service systems. Cloud technology is no longer a dreamt-up version of the future of security — it’s here. If you’re hesitant to make the move to the cloud, consider these six reasons to embrace this new technology now.Cloud technology has created an opportunity for integrators to offer managed services to their customers Increased RMR Cloud technology has created an opportunity for integrators to offer managed services to their customers, producing a new business model that generates more stable and predictable income streams. By offering managed services on a subscription basis, integrators can build a part of their business to provide recurring monthly revenue (RMR), allowing them to scale faster. This business model is especially beneficial for customers who prefer to pay a fixed monthly or yearly rate for services rather than a large upfront fee, which can help attract new business while growing revenue from current customers. Stickier customers Providing managed services fosters a more involved relationship between integrators and their customers, which can help boost customer retention. This is primarily the result of three factors. Firstly, customers who buy managed services are committed for a specified term, which helps develop an ongoing business relationship between them and the integrator. Secondly, providing managed services creates an opportunity for more customer contact — each interaction is an opportunity to build rapport and monitor customer satisfaction.While the functionalities of each system vary, their potential is evident in the cloud-based services available Third, customers who purchase managed services generally tend to do business longer than customers who purchase products or services individually; with the monthly purchase of their services on autopilot, customers get into the habit of receiving these services, which helps reduce the chance that they’ll cancel their subscription while also building customer loyalty. High gross profit margins Cloud managed services create an opportunity for a service and technology to be purchased together, helping to generate a higher gross profit margin from the beginning of the customer relationship. On an ongoing basis, cloud service platforms offer a new level of accessibility to integrators, helping to provide better insight on activity trends to identify opportunities to continuously grow their revenue through subscription-based streams. Easier to provide managed services Traditionally, serving more sites required integrators to hire more technicians to meet the needs of their growing customer base, but the cloud has helped overcome this demand. While the functionalities of each system vary, their potential is evident in the cloud-based service platforms that are available today. When a problem occurs on a site that is managed by a cloud-based system, the integrator can receive a real-time notification regarding the issue The Avigilon Blue™ platform, for example, is a powerful new cloud service platform that helps integrators address the needs of their customer sites using fewer resources by offering the ability to administer system upgrades, fixes, health checks, and camera or system settings adjustments remotely.  The Avigilon Blue platform automatically sends, and stores video analytics highlights in the cloud, which can easily be accessed from any PC browser or mobile device. This data can be used to efficiently manage customer sites and maintain the health of those sites, helping to increase speed of service and expand the capacity to have more sites up and running. Cloud service platforms have the potential to revolutionise the security industry by providing new opportunities for integrators Not only does this help integrators scale their business faster, it creates an opportunity to provide added value to the customer at a lower cost as new upgrades and services come out. Proactively fix problems before they occur In addition to automating notifications and tedious maintenance tasks, cloud service platforms help provide integrators with the information and abilities they need to keep their customer sites running smoothly. When a problem occurs on a site that is managed by a cloud-based system, the integrator can receive a real-time notification regarding the issue — possibly before the customer even notices a disruption in service. They can then identify the problem and determine whether it can be resolved remotely or requires a technician to be deployed. By having the capacity to pinpoint service needs and make certain adjustments via the cloud, integrators can streamline their customer service processes and lower their response times to provide better, more efficient service. Increased valuation of business Companies that utilise cloud technologies are experiencing as much as 53 percent higher revenue growth rates The ability of cloud service platforms to help integrators manage more sites remotely and expand their revenue through subscription-based streams offers a competitive business advantage. Security innovators have harnessed the power of the cloud to enhance integrator efficiency so that they can spare their attention, resources and effort for where it’s needed most. As a service that helps offer scalability and a high gross profit margin while requiring fewer resources to maintain customer sites, cloud service platforms have the potential to revolutionise the security industry by providing new opportunities for integrators that may ultimately increase their business valuation. According to a study by Dell, companies that utilise cloud, mobility, and security technologies are experiencing as much as 53 percent higher revenue growth rates compared to those who do not such technologies. Integrators who adopt cloud service platforms can benefit from numerous advantages — cost-saving maintenance capabilities, the potential to generate new monthly recurring revenue, and user-friendly design and data security — which make them a significant development within the industry as well as a potential lucrative new business model. The dream of cloud technology is no longer a distant idea of the future, it can become a present reality — and integrators who harness its power can reap its business benefits now.

Integrated security systems for medium and large-sized offices
Integrated security systems for medium and large-sized offices

If you’re responsible for a medium or large-sized office, it’s more important than ever that you have access to a means of ensuring people’s safety, managing risks and fraud, and protecting property. Any security system that you employ must therefore meet the most demanding commercial requirements of today’s offices, and tomorrow’s. This means thinking beyond a basic intrusion system and specifying a comprehensive solution that integrates smart features like access control, video management and intelligent video analytics. Because only then will you have security you can trust, and detection you can depend on. Reliable entry management Access control systems have been developed that guarantee reliable entry management for indoors and outdoors Access control is becoming increasingly important for ensuring the security of office buildings, but as the modern workplace evolves you’re unlikely to find a one-size-fits-all solution. Today, it’s commonplace to control entry to individual rooms or restricted areas and cater to more flexible working hours that extend beyond 9 to 5, so a modern and reliable access control system that exceeds the limitations of standard mechanical locks is indispensable. Access control systems have been developed that guarantee reliable entry management for indoors and outdoors. They use state-of-the-art readers and controllers to restrict access to certain areas, ensuring only authorised individuals can get in. With video cameras located within close proximity you can then monitor and record any unauthorised access attempts. The system can also undertake a people-count to ensure only one person has entered using a single pass. Scalable hardware components As previously mentioned, there is no one-size-fits-all system, but thanks to the scalability of the hardware components, systems can adapt to changing security requirements. For example, you can install Bosch’s Access Professional Edition (APE) software for small to medium-sized offices, then switch to the more comprehensive Access Engine (ACE) of the Building Integration System (BIS) when your security requirements grow. And, because the hardware stays the same, any adaptations are simple. APE’s ‘permanent open’ functionality allows employees and guests to enter designated areas easily and conveniently The APE software administers up to 512 readers, 10,000 cardholders and 128 cameras, making it suitable for small to medium-sized buildings. With functions like badge enrollment, entrance control monitoring and alarm management with video verification it provides a high level of security and ensures only authorised employees and visitors are able to enter certain rooms and areas. Of course, there will always be situations when, for convenience, you need certain doors to be permanently open, such as events and open days. APE’s ‘permanent open’ functionality allows employees and guests to enter designated areas easily and conveniently. Growing security needs You switch to the Bosch Building Integration System (BIS), without having to switch hardware (it stays the same, remember?). This is a software solution that manages subsystems like access control, video surveillance, fire alarm, public address or intrusion systems, all on a single platform. It is designed for offices with multiple sites and for large companies with a global presence. Bosch Building Integration System (BIS) manages subsystems like access control, video surveillance, fire alarm, public address or intrusion systems, all on a single platform The BIS Access Engine (ACE) administers up to 10,000 readers and 80 concurrent workplace clients per server, and 200,000 cardholders per AMC. An additional benefit to security officers is the ability to oversee cardholders and authorisations through the central cardholder management functionality and monitor all access events and alarms from every connected site. For consistency, multi-site cardholder information and access authorisations can be created on a central server and replicated across all connected site servers, which means the cardholder information is always up to date and available in every location. Intrusion alarm systems Bosch B Series and G Series intrusion control panels can also send personal notifications via text or email Securing all perimeter doors is vital when protecting employees, visitors and intellectual property. Doors are opened and closed countless times during business hours, and when intentionally left open, your office is vulnerable to theft, and the safety of your employees is compromised. For this reason, intrusion control panels have been developed with advanced features to ensure all perimeter doors are properly closed, even when the system is not armed. If a door remains open for a period of time (you can specify anything from one second to 60 minutes), the system can be programmed to automatically take action. For example, it can activate an audible alert at the keypad to give employees time to close the door. Then, if it is still not closed, it will send a report to a monitoring center or a text directly to the office manager, and when integrated with video it can even send an image of the incident to a mobile device. Customised intrusion systems What about people who need to access your building outside of working hours, like cleaning crews? Your intruder system allows you to customise the way it operates with a press of a button or swipe of a card. This level of control enables you to disarm specific areas, bypass points and unlock doors for cleaning crews or after-hours staff, whilst keeping server rooms, stock rooms and executive offices safe and secure. Bosch B Series and G Series intrusion control panels can also send personal notifications via text or email. You can program the panel to send you opening, closing, and other event alerts, which means you don’t have to be on-site to keep track of movements in and around your facility. Video management system A video management system will add a next level of security to your access control system Every office building has different video security requirements depending on the location, size and nature of the business. Some offices may only need basic functions such as recording and playback, whereas others may need full alarm functionalities and access to different sites. A video management system will add a next level of security to your access control system. For example, the video system can provide seamless management of digital video, audio and data across IP networks for small to large office buildings. It is fully integrated and can be scaled according to your specific requirements. The entry-level BVMS Viewer is suitable for small offices that need to access live and archived video from their recording solutions. With forensic search it enables you to access a huge recording database and scan quickly for a specific security event. For larger offices, embellished security functions for the BVMS Professional version can manage up to 2,000 cameras and offers full alarm and event management Full alarm and event management For larger offices, embellished security functions for the BVMS Professional version can manage up to 2,000 cameras and offers full alarm and event management. It’s also resilient enough to remain operative should both Management and Recording Servers fail. Large multi-national companies often need access to video surveillance systems at numerous sites, which is why BVMS Professional allows you to access live and archived video from over 10,000 sites across multiple time zones from a single BVMS server. When integrated with the BVMS Enterprise version multiple BVMS Professional systems can be connected so every office in the network can be viewed from one security center, which provides the opportunity to monitor up to 200,000 cameras, regardless of their location. Essential Video Analytics Video analytics acts as the brain of your security system, using metadata to add sense and structure to any video footage you capture If your strategy is to significantly improve levels of security, video analytics is an essential part of the plan. It acts as the brain of your security system, using metadata to add sense and structure to any video footage you capture. In effect, each video camera in your network becomes smart to the degree that it can understand and interpret what it is seeing. You simply set certain alarm rules, such as when someone approaches a perimeter fence, and video analytics alerts security personnel the moment a rule is breached. Smart analytics have been developed in two formats. Essential Video Analytics is ideal for small and medium-sized commercial buildings and can be used for advanced intrusion detection, such as loitering alarms, and identifying a person or object entering a pre-defined field. It also enables you to instantly retrieve the right footage from hours of stored video, so you can deal with potential threats the moment they happen. Essential Video Analytics also goes beyond security to help you enforce health and safety regulations such as enforcing no parking zones, detecting blocked emergency exits or ensuring no one enters or leaves a building via an emergency exit; all measures that can increase the safety of employees and visitors inside the building. Intelligent Video Analytics Intelligent Video Analytics have the unique capability of analysing video content over large distances Intelligent Video Analytics have the unique capability of analysing video content over large distances, which makes it ideally suited to more expansive office grounds or securing a perimeter fence. It can also differentiate between genuine security events and known false triggers such as snow, rain, hail and moving tree branches that can make video data far more difficult to interpret. The final piece in your security jigsaw is an intelligent camera. The latest range of Bosch ’i’ cameras have the image quality, data security measures, and bitrate reduction of <80%. And, video analytics is standard. Be prepared for what can’t be predicted. Although no-one can fully predict what kind of security-related event is around the corner, experience and expertise will help make sure you’re always fully prepared.