Honeywell Security IP Dome Cameras(19)
Designed to deliver interoperability between any IP-based physical security product, the 1080p models will allow installers and end users to design and build network video systems with devices from any manufacturer. For added peace of mind, the indoor and outdoor pendant cameras also capture video on a micro Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) memory card providing back up to mitigate against any failure with the network. Equipped with a 360 degree rotation function and a zoom lens, the cameras are capable of delivering exceptional image quality and as such are ideally suited to environments that require detailed surveillance, including cities, roads, airports, government facilities, schools, campuses and industrial sites. They can capture pictures of up to two million pixels with 20 x optical zoom functionality, providing the sharp detail required for accurate identification. The HDZ PTZ dome camera range is also versatile, specifically built to deliver high quality performance in challenging environments. All models are equipped with wide dynamic range to cope with high contrast and changing light conditions. It is also capable of operating reliably in extreme climates and weather conditions. The outdoor model has a temperature range of -45°C to 55°C, and is protected from dust and rain in an IP66 rated housing with tamper-resistant fixings and a vandal proof polycarbonate bubble. Easy and secure installation is also central to the products’ design and several mounting options are available, allowing an installer to adapt to the end user’s specific site requirements. For added flexibility of installation the cameras also have a bracket accessory available included for in-ceiling mounting. “In designing the HDZ range, we focused on providing flexibility of installation and operation, including interoperability with IP-based products from other manufacturers, without compromising on superb image quality,” comments Mark Openshaw, Product Manager EMEA at Honeywell Security Group. “The result is a range that is easy to install, and capable of protecting ple and assets in a range of different environments.” The HDZ’s user interface is available in eleven languages. For more information about the product or other Honeywell solutions, please visit www.honeywellipsolutions.ocomAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1920 X 1080 TVL resolution, PTZ, 0.05 lux, Pendant mount, 24 V AC / PoE, HD, Megapixel, 400 o/ sec pan speed, Outdoor, 0.5 ~ 84 o/ sec tilt speed, 4.7 ~ 94, 256, M-JPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 ~ 1/10k sec, >50 dB, x2, x20, 10/100 Mbps, 25 ~ 30, 50 W, (dia)192 x 275.07, 2600, -45 ~ +55, 10 ~ 90, IP66, Windows 7, Internet Explorer (8.0+)Add to Compare
The new ACUIX™ series of high performance pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) speed dome cameras feature multiple housing configurations and four integrated high-resolution, auto-focus camera/optic systems.ACUIX works seamlessly with all current and future Honeywell video and surveillance products. The series incorporates Honeywell's proprietary Intellibus™ protocol for high-speed performance and effortless upgrades. Intellibus allows camera settings such as labels, presets, tours and privacy zones to be uploaded to a new camera/optics package if required, affording the ultimate protection of the dome's settings. Because Intellibus allows users to remotely upload firmware to a single dome or an unlimited number of user-selected domes, ACUIX offers major time savings for dealers and end users.The series includes a True Day/Night model with a 35X zoom featuring Wide Dynamic Range and Electronic Image Stabilisation for superior images that overcome unstable mounting and difficult lighting conditions.Benefits:Save all camera configurations and settings to the head end systemRemotely update camera firmware without interrupting camera serviceEasy installation with standard mounting systems and compatibility with existing ceiling mounting methodsUTP ready with active outputFeatures:35X, 530 TVL, 128X Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), True Day/Night Motion Detection and Electronic Stabilisation (HDXG Series)18X & 26X, 530 TVL, 128X Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), True Day/Night (HDXJ & HDXF Series)18X Colour, 460 TVL, (HDXA Series)ACUIX IP offers MPEG-4 compression and 25 fps at 4CIF, 2CIF, and CIF resolutionsIndoor in-ceiling and pendant housingsIP66 outdoor pendant and rugged housingsRemote firmware updatesSecure back-up of all camera settingsActive UTP video output standard in all domes4 dry contact inputsUp to 150 user-defined presets16 preset tours of 64 presets each32 Dynamic Privacy ZonesPassword protection prevents unauthorised users from altering system settingsBuilt-in surge and lightning protectionMenus are provided for English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Polish, and SpanishAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1920 X 1080 TVL resolution, PTZ, 0.05 lux, Pendant mount, 24 V AC / PoE, HD, Megapixel, 400 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor/Outdoor, 0.5 ~ 84 o/ sec tilt speed, 4.7 ~ 94, 256, H.264, MJPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 ~ 1/10k sec, >50 dB, PAL , x2, x20, 10/100 Mbps, 25 ~ 30, 20 W, 192 x 275.07, 2,600, -45 ~ +55, 10 ~ 90, IP66, Windows 7, Internet Explorer (8.0+)Add to Compare
Honeywell has released a rugged, indoor/outdoor mini-dome IP camera that provides three times the image resolution of standard analogue cameras, yet with similar network bandwidth requirements. The HD4MDIPX is the latest addition to Honeywell's line of high-definition, IP cameras that provide high-quality images The true day/night, vandal-resistant, fixed mini-dome provides 720p resolution at full frame rate. It also helps save money with its low power-consumption rate and ability to be retrofitted on many existing digital and network video recorder installations without requiring additional storage capabilities. This dramatically decreases the cost of infrastructure and total cost of ownership. "When it comes to video surveillance, the top two things on end users' minds today are picture quality and cost," said Roberto Testani, Product Manager, Honeywell Security Group. "HD4MDIPX is another example of how Honeywell continues to deliver on the promise of IP by addressing both of those concerns. It provides extremely crisp images at minimal bandwidth, reducing the number of hardware servers needed to manage the system." Like the indoor-version HD3MDIPX, which Honeywell released earlier this year, the HD4MDIPX features an externally accessible web-based menu that lets operators view and control cameras from virtually anywhere. It also features built-in motion detection capabilities and camera tamper detection features that notify users when the camera's field-of-view is altered, obstructed or blurred. The HD4MDIPX also decreases installation and training costs through its simplified set up, which includes the same programming requirements as interior cameras. Because of this, operators can cover a wider range of applications without having to learn new products. In addition to the HD4MDIPX and HD3MDIPX cameras, Honeywell's growing line of IP video technology includes a complete selection of recording solutions and the MAXPRO® VMS video management platform. The company will soon expand its camera line to include a bullet camera and box camera options. To see how Honeywell's growing line of IP video solutions can help organisations transition from analogue-based video to digital systems, please visit http://www.honeywellipsolutions.com/.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1920 × 1080 TVL resolution, Continuous Rotation, 0.09 lux, Digital (DSP), Wall, Pendant mount mount, 24 V AC, HD, Indoor/Outdoor, 3 ~ 9, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/30 ~ 1/130,000 sec, >50, PAL, NTSC, 1 Vpp, 75 Ohms, RJ45, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP, ICMP, DHCP, Bonjour, IGMP, Telnet, 25 ~30 fps, 5 W, 156 x 118, 1,300, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85, Windows XP, Windows 7, Internet ExplorerAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1920 x 1080 TVL resolution, 0.09 lux, Continuous Rotation, Digital (DSP), Pendant, Wall mount, 24 V AC, Indoor, 3 ~ 9, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/30 ~ 1/130,000 s, >50, PAL, NTSC, 1 Vpp, 75 Ohms, RJ45, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP, ICMP, DHCP, Bonjour, IGMP, Telnet, 30 fps, 5 W, 125 x 124, 470, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85, Windows XP, Windows 7, Internet ExplorerAdd to Compare
Honeywell has announced the addition of six IP cameras to its existing equIP® IP product series. The new true day/night cameras are split into two ranges - 1080p and 720p wide dynamic – with each range incorporating three different models; an indoor only mini dome, a vandal resistant mini dome and a box camera. A core benefit of the new IP cameras is progressive scan video which enables improved detail on moving objects such as faces and car number plates. Furthermore, dual streaming allows each video stream to be configured with an individual resolution whilst Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) results in significant storage savings without sacrificing image quality in low light. The cameras can also be fully integrated with Honeywell’s MAXPRO® NVR SE and XE 2.0 ranges to offer an efficient all Honeywell IP system. The high resolution of the 1080p cameras allows operators to digitally zoom for superior detail and to cover nearly three times the horizontal area compared with standard fixed analogue cameras, potentially reducing the number of cameras required to monitor a fixed space and lowering costs. The 1080p cameras’ superior image detail and ability to highlight small details, such as facial features, means they are suitable for installations that require enhanced detail when zooming in, and the highest possible resolution. The 720p cameras use wide dynamic technology to improve image visibility even in high contrast environments where objects are hard to identify due to severe backlight or shadows. This allows security personnel to identify subjects in challenging environments such as areas with strong back lighting or abrupt changes in illumination, or when looking from a well lit area into a darker one. The technology delivers video with near-perfect exposure in the harshest of lighting conditions enabling the operator to see recorded events more clearly for use as evidence or to inform decisions. “Successfully using IP technology to improve the quality, detail and resolution of video recording, particularly in challenging environments, is a constant focus for security manufacturers,” comments Mark Openshaw, Product Manager for Honeywell Security Group EMEA. “Helping installers and end users monitor wider areas and use video footage more effectively is driving the evolution of, and demand for IP solutions.” For more information regarding these and other Honeywell solutions, please visit www.honeywell.com/security/ukAdd to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 0.09 lux, Continuous Rotation, Digital (DSP), Pendant, Wall mount, 24 V AC, Built-in IR LED, HD, Indoor, 3.3 ~ 12, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MJPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/60 ~ 1/24,500, 50, NTSC, PAL, 1.0 Vp-p @ 75 Ohms, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP, ICMP, DHCP, Bonjour, IGMP, Telnet, 30 fps, 3.5 W, 124 x 125 x 47, 448, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 0.09 lux, Continuous Rotation, Digital (DSP), Pendant, Wall mount, 24 V AC, Built-in IR LED, HD, Indoor/Outdoor, 3.3 ~ 12, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MJPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/60 ~ 1/24,500, 50, PAL, NTSC, 1.0 Vp-p @ 75 Ohms, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP, ICMP, DHCP, Bonjour, IGMP, Telnet, 30 fps, 3.5 W, 118 x 155 x 67, 1,300, -30 ~ +60, 0 ~ 85Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 0.11 lux, Continuous Rotation, Pendant, Wall mount, 24 V AC, HD, Indoor, 3.3 ~ 12, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MJPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/24,500, 50, PAL, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, 3.5 W, 448, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 0.11 lux, Continuous Rotation, Pendant, Wall mount, 24 V AC, HD, Indoor, 3.3 ~ 12, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MJPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/24,500, 50, PAL, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP*, 25 fps, 3.5 W, 448, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 520 TVL resolution, 0.01 lux, Variable focus, Digital (DSP), In-ceiling mount, 24 VAC, Built-in IR LED, 0.10 ~ 480 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor/Outdoor, 0.10 ~ 240 o/ sec tilt speed, 3.4 ~ 119, 260 (horizontal), 5 ~ 90 (tilt), 150, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/2 ~ 1/30,000 sec, >50, Internal / AC line clock, PAL, Active UTP, x35, RS485, PTZ, 29W, 170.21 x 206.45 (dia), 2,720, 0 ~ 50, 0 ~ 95, IP66Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 540 TVL resolution, 0.1 lux, Variable Focus, Digital (DSP), Wall mount, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, HD, Indoor/Outdoor, 2.8 ~ 10, MPEG-4, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/100,000, 50, Internal, PAL, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, Internet Explorer 6.0, IPv4, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, ICMP, UDP, IGMP, up to 25 fps, 8 W, 154.97 x 50.4 x 117.5, 1.3 kg, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85, IP66Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 540 TVL resolution, 0.1 lux, Variable Focus, Digital (DSP), Wall mount, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, HD, Indoor/Outdoor, 2.8 ~ 10, MPEG-4, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/100,000, 50, Internal, PAL, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, Internet Explorer 6.0, Windows XP 2000, IPv4, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, ICMP, UDP, IGMP, up to 25 fps, 8 W, 154.97 x 50.4 x 117.5, 1,300, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85, IP66Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1280 x 720 TVL resolution, 0.1 lux, Continuous Rotation, Digital (DSP), 24 V AC, HD, Indoor/Outdoor, 3.3 ~ 12, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/30 ~ 1/87,000 sec, > 50 dB, PAL, NTSC, 1 Vpp, 75 Ohms, RJ45, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP, ICMP, DHCP, Bonjour, IGMP, Telnet, 25 ~ 30 fps, 5 W, 156 x 118, 1,300, -25 ~ +55, 0 ~ 85, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2K8Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 0.11 lux, Continuous Rotation, Pendant, Wall mount, 24 V AC, Indoor/Outdoor, 3.3 ~ 12, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MJPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/24,500, 50, PAL, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP*, 3.5 W, 1,300, -20 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85, IP66Add to Compare
ACUIX™ IP PTZ domes from Honeywell are the combination of world-class video and leading-edge IP networking technologies to provide dual streaming of MJPEG and MPEG-4 images in 4CIF, 2CIF, and CIF resolutions with rates up to 25 fps for PAL systems.With an open architecture and single Application Program Interface (API), ACUIX IP domes work consistently across IP-based systems.The range offers multiple housings and high-resolution, auto-focus cameras for virtually any application. The colour camera is available with an 18X zoom lens with 460 TVL PAL of resolution. The Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and True Day/Night (TDN) models feature 18X, 26X and 35X zoom lenses with up to 530 TVL PAL of resolution. The 35X model also includes electronic stabilisation for improved image quality in unstable mounting situations.With advanced compression and digital functionality, users can stream and view live or recorded images over a network or the Internet. The cameras are supported by a Web browser and a variety of video management systems including Honeywell's MAXPRO® VMS.Visit Honeywell's homepage.Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 520 TVL resolution, 0.09 lux, Variable focus, Digital (DSP), In-ceiling mount, 24 VAC, Built-in IR LED, 0.10 ~ 480 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor/Outdoor, 0.10 ~ 240 o/ sec tilt speed, 3.4 ~ 119, 260 (horizontal), 5 ~ 90 (tilt), 150, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/2 ~ 1/30,000 sec, >50, Internal / AC line clock, PAL, Active UTP, x35, RS485, PTZ, 29W, 170.21 x 206.45 (dia), 2,720, 0 ~ 50, 0 ~ 95, IP66Add to Compare
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ISC West continues to innovate and adapt to the changing needs of the security marketplace. In 2019, there will be 200 new exhibitors, 100 new speakers and an expanding mix of attendees that includes more end users and international attendees. The International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West) will be held April 10-12 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Among the more than 200 new exhibitors on the show floor will be Dell Technologies, Resideo, SAST (a Bosch IoT startup), Belkin International, NetApp, Lenovo, Kingston Technology and many others. The event continues to see more and more solutions in the area of IoT/connected security, a surge in barrier/bollards exhibitors, an increased number of start-up companies, and an emphasis this year on stadium/major events security. Plus, the new exhibit area of ISC West, Venetian Ballroom, will include a mix of solutions from mid-sized domestic and international companies, and is the home of the Emerging Technology Zone – back for its second year with 50-plus start-up companies expected. The International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West) will be held April 10-12 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas “ISC West is no longer just about video cameras, access control systems and alarms,” says Will Wise, Group Vice President, Security Portfolio for Reed Exhibitions, which produces and manages ISC West. Embracing and stimulating the market dynamic of comprehensive security for a safer, connected world, solutions on display at the show reflect convergence across physical security, IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology). The ISC West expo floor includes specialised featured areas such Connected Home, Public Safety & Security, Connected Security, Unmanned Security Expo and the Emerging Technology Zone. Plus, complimentary education sessions in the Unmanned Security Expo theatre will include topics such as drones, counter-drone solutions, ground robotics and regulations/policies that support autonomous technology. This year’s event will feature more than 1,000 products and brands covering everything from video surveillance, access control and alarms/alerts, to IoT, IT/cybersecurity convergence, AI, embedded systems, drones and robotics, smart homes, smart cities, public safety and more. The ISC West expo floor includes specialised featured areas such Connected Home and the Emerging Technology Zone Elevating the Keynote Series Over the past few years, ISC West has elevated its Keynote Series (open to all attendee types) to include more speakers and dynamic content covering relevant topics. Attendees should be sure to head to the Keynote room Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. before the expo floor opens at 10 a.m. Relating to attendance, ISC West continues to diversify and grow the attendee universe by attracting additional enterprise government end-users across physical and IT/OT responsibilities. The show also continues to attract and grow the channel audience, and there will be an increasing number of International attendees. “Years ago, ISC West was known exclusively as a dealer/integrator/installer show, but not anymore,” says Wise. “Today, the demographic mix continues to evolve as the event diversifies its product and educational offerings, embracing the current market reality of collaboration among integrators/dealers/installers, end-user decision-makers, and public safety and security professionals.” When planning for the show, be sure to view the list of special events and take advantage of the additional connection-making opportunities Within the SIA Education@ISC West conference program, there are over 100 new speakers. Through ISC West’s strong partnership with the Security Industry Association (SIA, the Premier Sponsor of ISC), the SIA Education@ISC West program has expanded and become increasingly dynamic and diverse over the last three years. In addition, ISC West and SIA are hosting a Women in Security breakfast on Friday morning April 12th. Women in Security is a new track for the education program. “Our attendance data reflects the demand for a mix of physical security integrator and end-user content, a balance of technical and management/strategic topics, and diverse topics incorporating IoT and cybersecurity/physical security convergence, and analytics expertise,” says Wise. “Last year was a record year for conference program attendance, and 2019 will yet again set new benchmarks.” Mobile apps, information desks and ease of registration ISC West is also focusing on the attendee experience. Need advice on what exhibitors are a fit for your business needs and interests? The Information Desk adjacent to the main expo entrance will provide customised recommendations based on the information attendees provided during the registration process. Attendees can download the official ISC West mobile app and create a MyShow account through the ISC West website Attendees can download the official ISC West mobile app and create a MyShow account through the ISC West website to research exhibitors and product categories, receive exhibitor recommendations that best fit business needs, review complimentary educational opportunities as well as 85-plus sessions from the paid SIA Education@ISC program. There are many networking opportunities being offered at the show this year. When planning for the show, be sure to view the list of special events and take advantage of the additional connection-making opportunities. Whether attendees want to network with peers or customers at an awards ceremony (Sammy Awards, Fast 50, New Product Showcase Awards), Charity event (AIREF Golf Classic, Mission 500 Security 5K-2K Run/Walk), or an industry party (SIA Market Leaders Reception, ISC West Customer Appreciation Party at Tao), there are a variety of special events offered, all designed to help you make new connections. Make sure to check out the ISC West website for all the Special Events taking place at ISC West.
Video surveillance across the world is growing exponentially and its major application is in both public safety and law enforcement. Traditionally, it has been fixed surveillance where cameras provide live streams from fixed cameras situated in what is considered strategic locations. But they are limited in what they can see given by their very definition of being "fixed." The future of video surveillance includes the deployment of more mobile video surveillance with the benefits it offers. Instead of fixed cameras, this is the ability to live stream from mobile devices on the move such as body-worn cams, drones, motorbikes, cars, helicopters and in some cases, even dogs!Sending drones into the air, for example for missing people or rescue missions, is much more cost-effective than deploying helicopters Advantages of mobile surveillance The advantage of mobile surveillance is that the camera can go to where the action is, rather than relying on the action going to where the camera is. Also, sending drones into the air, for example for missing people or rescue missions, is much more cost-effective than deploying helicopters. The ability to live stream video from cars and helicopters in high-speed pursuits can be used to take some of the operational issues from the first responders on the ground and share that “life and death” responsibility with the operational team leaders back in the command centre. This allows the first responders in the pursuit vehicle to focus on minimising risk while staying in close proximity of the fleeing vehicle, with direction from a higher authority who can see for themselves in real time the issues that are being experienced, and direct accordingly. In addition to showing video live stream from a pursuit car or motorcycle, by using inbuilt GPS tracking, the video can be displayed on a map in real time, allowing a command chief to better utilise additional resource and where to deploy them, through the use of displaying mapping information with real time video feed. It allows police chiefs to make better informed decisions in highly-charged environments. The 4G phone network can now be used with compressed video to live stream cost effectively Application in emergency situations The same is true of first responders in many different emergency situations. Mobile surveillance opens up a new area of efficiencies that previously was impossible to achieve. For example, special operations can wear action body-worn cameras when doing raids, fire departments can live stream from emergency situations with both thermal and daylight cameras, and paramedics can send video streams back to hospitals allowing doctors to remotely diagnose and prepare themselves for when patients arrive at the hospital. How can special operations and emergency first responders live stream video from a mobile camera with the issues of weight, reliability and picture-quality being considered? H265 mobile video compression Law enforcement insists on secure transmissions, and it is possible to encrypt video to the highest level of security available in the public domain The 4G phone network can now be used with compressed video to live stream cost effectively. The issue of course is that 4G is not always reliable. Soliton Systems has mitigated this risk of low mobile quality in certain areas, by building an H265 mobile video compression device that can use multiple SIM cards from different cellular providers simultaneously. H265 is the latest compression technique for video, that is 50% more effective than conventional H264, and coupling this with using multiple “bonded” SIM cards provides a highly reliable connection for live-streaming high-quality HD video. The 400-gram device with an internal battery can be connected to a small action cam, and can live-stream simultaneously over at least three different cellular providers, back to a command centre. Latency is typically less than a second, and new advance improvements are looking to reduce that latency further. Encrypted video transmission What about security? Law enforcement insists on secure transmissions, and it is possible to encrypt video to the highest level of security available in the public domain, i.e. AES256.What about integration into existing video infrastructure at the command centre? It is not untypical for a police force to have an existing video management system (VMS) at their command centre such as Milestone System’s Xprotect. The Soliton range of products are ONVIF-compliant, a standard used by video surveillance cameras for interoperability, allowing cameras and video devices that are ONVIF-compliant to simply “plug&play” into existing video management systems. These mobile transmitters are deployed with law enforcement and first responders across the globe. Their ability to provide secure, full HD quality and highly-reliable video streaming within a small unit, and to enable it to be integrated into the current eco-system that is already installed at the receiving end, has made them a favourite choice with many companies and government agencies.
Over the course of the past few months, I have discussed a myriad of topics, from Big Data, the Internet of Things and emerging video surveillance-use cases, to analytics, storage complexities and IT technologies like virtualisation and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). All of these trends have a significant effect on the security market, and in April they were highlighted in spades at ISC West. It’s great to talk about these trends but it’s far better to see how they are being leveraged in real-world applications. That’s really where we can all see the true value of new solutions and concepts. We’re lucky enough to work with some leading organisations that want others to benefit from their experience and I’m happy to have the opportunity to share two of these applications with you. Protecting educational facilities UCF has adopted advancements in technology, particularly video surveillance solutions, to help ensure stronger security on campus Educational institutions face an increasingly complex risk environment. Recent high-profile incidents emphasise these risks and magnify the vulnerabilities that educational facilities face. These incidents have led to more public demand for improved security solutions across campuses. The primary mission of these organisations is to deliver quality education to students, and they face the challenge of balancing between a highly secure facility and one that supports open interaction. The University of Central Florida is no different. This organisation, one of the largest universities in the country, has adopted advancements in technology, particularly video surveillance solutions, to help ensure stronger security on campus. Active shooter incidents In March 2013, UCF faced an active shooter situation in which a former student planned to pull the fire alarm in a residence hall and then attack his classmates as the building was evacuated. However, the shooter’s gun jammed, and as officers were closing in on the gunman, he took his own life. During the university’s response to the incident, accessibility to critical video data was a major issue. Educational institutions face an increasingly complex risk environment UCF had cameras in the area where the incident took place, but first responders had no way of viewing the footage without being at the physical location of the video recorder. At the time, UCF had a wide variety of standalone systems in place, including non-integrated video surveillance, access control and intrusion systems. As a result, there was no way to centralise video management, viewing and analysis. Upgrading from analogue systems Altogether, its security system consisted of older analogue platforms that were reaching end of life, 58 standalone servers, 12,000 access points and a wide variety of DVRs — all being managed in a siloed manner. UCF needed a solution that would allow officials to centralise system management, store video data more effectively and reliably, and enable the security team to deliver situational awareness to responders when needed. Security leaders sought a way to further modernise its security, surveillance, access control and IT infrastructure The university deployed an HCI solution, one that is optimised for demanding, data-intensive workloads like video surveillance. Using standard off-the-shelf server hardware, the system aggregates the storage and compute resources from multiple servers into a single unified pool that all cameras can access, which maximises performance and storage capacity utilisation. The platform also hosts the university’s video management solution, which serves as a centralised source to manage video and effectively protect its security data. Because of the growing demand for video across UCF's campuses — for both safety and business purposes — the HCI solution’s ability to eliminate the opportunity for data loss and easily scale were key components in its selection. Protecting air travel and airports In 2012, Charleston International Airport embarked on an ambitious upgrade project dubbed the Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program. The $200 million initiative was designed to modernise and expand the facility to meet increased passenger demand. While the aesthetics and amenities of the airport were under construction, security leaders sought a way to further modernise its security, surveillance, access control and IT infrastructure. The IT and security teams needed to address the challenges of their existing standalone server environment, which included siloed systems, management complexity and high administrative and equipment costs. Charleston International Airport embarked on an ambitious upgrade project dubbed the Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program Considering the high value of the airport’s video, security and IT data, it required a solution that could deliver reliable data protection, system resiliency and fault tolerance. The airport is required to store video for 30 days, but it seeks to expand its retention time to 60 days. Therefore, technology that can scale simply was key in the selection process. Storage system updates It also required a storage platform that could manage the demanding and write-intensive nature of its nearly 250 IP surveillance cameras — a challenging task for traditional video recorders. The airport deployed HCI appliances to better manage captured video data and expand its archive capability for video surveillance. Users rely on video to validate whether something did or did not happen - and this is essential in airports HCI surveillance solutions are designed to provide industry-leading resiliency. Even if multiple hardware failures occur, including an entire appliance, video management servers will remain online and recording, and any previously recorded video will continue to be protected and accessible. Reducing expenses and costs The solution also reduced total cost of operations by consolidating servers, storage and client workstations into one enterprise-class solution that is easily managed from a single user interface, without the need for specialised IT skills. These use cases demonstrate the value emerging technologies bring to these types of modern environments. And they show that solutions like HCI are no longer simply much-talked about technology trends. Video, IT and security data is critical to organisations of all types and they need to ensure their investment in capturing this data is protected. From a security standpoint, users rely on video to validate whether something did or did not happen. If that video data isn’t protected, they lose a very valuable investigative tool. That isn’t an option in today’s complex environment. That’s is why it is paramount to understand how new technologies can help expand current capabilities and evolve security operations. This can’t be left to chance.
Honeywell Commercial Security is among the companies working to develop security systems that are more proactive than reactive. “Our biggest opportunity moving forward is the ability to have security solutions that do a better job of detecting and predicting threats,” says Tim Baker, Global Marketing Director, Honeywell Commercial Security. Greater use of analytics and intelligence can reduce human error and simplify processes by providing a more unified view for greater situational awareness. Artificial intelligence and deep learning “We’re reaching a maturity level in terms of algorithms and hardware to drive new capabilities in a cost-effective way,” he says. Baker sees a continuing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning in the physical security market, used in video analytics and also for intrusion and access control. "We have challenged ourselves to move from reactive solutions to develop a set of proactive solutions that determine potential security threats before they happen,” he says. An overarching theme is the need to focus operator attention on “what matters” rather than requiring operators to keep track of the growing number of sensors in newer systems. A remaining hurdle is to streamline the deployment of analytics systems, which can require expensive customisation during the commissioning phase. Credential-enabled access control reader The reader can support any card format and also enables “frictionless” access control That’s where Honeywell is investing and focusing its attention, seeking when possible to “pre-teach” algorithms based on data gleaned from a large installed base. Fortunately, there will be plenty of data from a growing variety of sites to build from. Honeywell offers a full ecosystem built around enterprise security needs and a second ecosystem built around the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). In the enterprise space, the trend is toward smarter edge devices, such as Honeywell’s OmniAssure Touch, a mobile credential-enabled access control reader. The reader can support any card format and also enables “frictionless” access control. A user can gain access by touching the reader, with no need to take his or her smart phone (which has the credential) out of their pocket. The reader is fully backwards compatible, which is a Honeywell hallmark. Honeywell’s OmniAssure Touch can support any card format and also enables “frictionless” access control. Designed to be cloud-enabled On the enterprise software side, Honeywell has invested in further development of their Pro-Watch access control system and MAXPRO VMS (video management system), tying them together into a single security console, along with intrusion and other systems such as human resources (HR) data. For the SMB market, Honeywell is building and expanding their MAXPRO Cloud system. As existing hardware has evolved to be cloud-enabled, the company has also been introducing new control products that are designed from the ground up to be cloud-enabled. Honeywell’s biggest vertical markets include banking, healthcare, gaming, energy infrastructure and airports The new MAXPRO Intrusion system, which can be configured over the cloud, will be introduced in the first quarter. MAXPRO Access, to be introduced in late November, can be deployed using an embedded web interface, a cloud interface, or as an on-premise solution. On the NVR side, an embedded NVR works alongside Honeywell’s new 30 Series video cameras, providing secure and encrypted end-to-end connection. Networked security system A challenge for Honeywell is to keep up with broader trends happening in the industry, whether geopolitical (e.g., relations between China and the United States) or regulatory such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Baker acknowledges an industry-wide increase in awareness about cyber security, driven largely by the enterprise market. IT departments are getting more involved in the purchasing decision; indeed, the chief information officer (CIO) is often the ultimate decision-maker. In response, Honeywell is emphasising “cyber security by design” from the beginning to the end of a project. Also, they are using white-hat hackers to test products before they are released into a live environment. “We are doing everything we can to make sure products are cyber secure,” says Baker. Honeywell’s biggest vertical markets include banking, pharmaceutical, healthcare, gaming, energy infrastructure and airports. NDAA-compliant video cameras Compliance is a common thread throughout the verticals. Honeywell sells to the government mostly in the access control and intrusion space and built around their Vindicator networked security system. (They also introduced the line of NDAA-compliant video cameras, made in Taiwan, at the recent GSX show.)
Securing large campus environments can be particularly demanding and requires a range of technology solutions. In effect, a campus may represent a dozen or more individual facilities to be secured, in addition to protecting the overall environment. Seeking more insight into the number and variety of needs of securing a campus, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the security challenges of protecting large campus environments?
One of the common characteristics of trade shows is booths with walls and walls of new products. Sometimes exhibitors seem intent on displaying everything in their portfolio, even though the displays appear cluttered and may not be welcoming. In an age of system sales, in particular, the emphasis on products can seem off kilter. Discussions with exhibitors at this year’s GSX show reveal a new awareness of the need for less cluttered booths, but the equipment walls persist. Here’s a review of Day 2 from the show floor. Allegion embrace more open booth design At GSX 2019, Allegion is among the exhibitors embracing a new, more open booth design that encourages engagement with customers and puts less emphasis on product displays. Discussions at the Allegion booth have centred around the value proposition and lower complexity of network-connected access control systems. The approach has been gaining a higher profile at Allegion since the company acquired Isonas, whose system configuration involves a reader-controller connected to the network via power-over-Ethernet cable. “Customers are also asking about Bluetooth technology and mobile applications,” said Jonathan Mooney, Allegion sales leader. Allegion is looking to deploy the Isonas software in other products in their portfolio; it will be offered in the range of Schlage wireless locks by the middle of 2020.The benefit of the cloud and network is to remove a lot of complexity and unnecessary costs for access control" “The benefit of the cloud and network is to remove a lot of complexity and unnecessary costs for access control,” said Mooney. Bosch offer complete security solution Bosch is introducing 55 new products at GSX 2019, but when it comes down to it, the company’s overarching message is not about individual products but about how they can be combined into a larger system. “At the end of the day, the message from Bosch is ‘how do I create a complete security solution?’” said Paul Garms, Bosch Director, Regional Marketing Security. “That’s what we are trying to demonstrate: How do all these things integrate?” Most of interest to attendees are actual demonstrations, which are a unique aspect of the trade show experience. “It’s nice at a show where we can really demonstrate what we are talking about when we say ‘integrated solution,’” said Garms. “And people can say, ‘oh yeah, if I trip this video analytic, the speaker will warn me I am approaching a restricted area.’ Or, when the manager signs in on the intrusion panel, now the associate can access a door he wasn’t able to before. It’s that integration and the complete solution that resonates. People are also interested in new products. At a show, they like to see them in operation.” At the Bosch booth, there is a big wall that illustrates some integration possibilities. An array of cameras was among the 55 new products introduced by Bosch, which also emphasised systems. Machine learning and advanced video analytics One implementation featured on the wall is Bosch’s Camera Trainer machine learning system. The system can “train” a camera to recognise a car in a parking lot, for example. Among the new Bosch products is the Autodome 7000i, the next generation of a best-selling camera, now with H.265 encoding and analytics such as line crossing. There is also an outdoor panoramic camera that is adjustable to 180-degree or 360-degree views. The new, less expensive 3000i series cameras provide an affordable option with edge analytics and Bosch’s data security protection included. Integration from Honeywell as well as 'the bigger picture' At Honeywell Security Group, Senior Product Manager G. Eric Green said the show seems to be much better attended than last year, “and we have had a lot of interest in our products.” Even end-user attendees typical of the GSX show are interested in the details of technology, as well as “the bigger picture,” commented Green. “Some of our booth visitors want to get into the weeds,” he said. “They say they want this piece of hardware. But they also also interested in the big picture. How things are interacting is very important.” Honeywell announced the 30 Series IP cameras, which can be used as part of video systems that comply with National Defense Authorization Act Section 889" “Most customers have installed products from other vendors that they expect us to work with. So integration is always at the top of the list. Can you work with these guys? Do you have an API? Do you support this piece of equipment? We always hear that a lot,” said Green. “There are customers who want best-in-breed products, but they’re not necessarily concerned about that coming from one manufacturer,” he said. “Other customers want ‘one throat to choke.’ When something goes wrong, they don’t want any finger-pointing.” Web-based security console and frictionless access control Honeywell is showing a beta version of its Pro-Watch 5.0 product, which is coming out in Q1 next year. It is an integrated security console that provides a map view of access control, video management, intrusion and other third party systems. The web-based platform offers access to each element, all controlled by permissions. “We are also building in an incident workflow engine that allows an operator to see exactly what steps he should take when something occurs as defined by the supervisor or a security director,” said Green. “It can literally walk you through, and it is completely freeform. Whatever you want it to say, it will say. This works in conjunction with access control, video, and all the things we talk to.” The Honeywell booth was a busy place on day two of GSX 2019 Another new Honeywell product is the OmniAssure Touch reader, a “frictionless” device that can read a credential off a smart phone in a user’s pocket. The user merely touches the reader, and it scans the area for a nearby mobile device that is authorised, and you can walk through the door. Honeywell also announced the 30 Series IP cameras, which are encrypted and can be used as part of video systems that comply with National Defense Authorization Act Section 889. They are made in Taiwan. Arcules' cloud security solution “There are fewer people here at GSX 2019, but we have seen a lot of really big companies looking for a cloud service,” said Andreas Pettersson, CEO of cloud video company Arcules. At previous shows, questions about the cloud often seemed out of curiosity. Now, potential customers are more decisive: They say “we want to move to the cloud.” Pettersson theorised that concerns about a possible weakening economy may prompt some companies to avoid the large capital expenditure of procuring a new on-premise system and instead opt for the minimal investment needed for a cloud system. Monthly operating expenses of a cloud system are also predictable and more easily managed, said Pettersson.At previous shows, questions about the cloud often seemed out of curiosity. Now, potential customers are more decisive Arcules is proactive on the subject of cybersecurity and has a two-page handout that summarises the cybersecurity advantages of their system. They are eager to talk about cybersecurity as it relates to cloud systems, said Pettersson. He said that, in his experience, on-premise systems tend to have more cybersecurity issues, whether because ports are left open or a firewall is implemented incorrectly. Users may also seek to bypass the firewall — a dangerous practice that is not an option with cloud systems. Security patches may not have been implemented; in a cloud system, such updates are pushed out automatically. The recurring monthly revenue (RMR) aspect of cloud systems are a windfall to integrators who embrace the cloud. “One integrator said he went on vacation for the first time in years because he had the extra money coming in,” said Pettersson. Control room integration from Vistacom "We're still fairly new to GSX, as our first show was 5 years ago, but what we have noticed is that the show continues to attract valuable attendees and drive critical conversations around what companies like ours must bring to the table in order to be successful in this space," said Dan Gundry, Director of Sales and Marketing, Vistacom. "We've had so many chances to learn from and share with potential customers and partners, and as a result, we continue to forge great relationships.” Vistacom is highlighting its control room integration and the value enterprise organisations can gain from implementing one in their facility. The company works alongside end-user customers and security integrators to build a command centre space, taking into account video wall display technology, operator consoles and furniture, audio and lighting considerations, as well as temperature and more, in an effort to optimise these centres. Stay tuned for the full GSX 2019 show review.
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