Surveon showcases its EMR Series - megapixel hardware RAID NVR solutions optimised with Milestone XProtect®
Surveon showcases its EMR Series - megapixel hardware RAID NVR solutions optimised with Milestone XProtect®

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider and Milestone Solution Partner, recently showcased the full lineup of EMR Series -megapixel hardware RAID NVR solutions featuring Milestone Systems’ industry-leading XProtect® surveillance software, at IFSEC 2012 inBirmingham,UK, from May 14 to 17.  EMR Series offer 2, 5, 8-bay all-in-one desktop recorders and rack-mount NVRs and can support up to 112 hard disk drives and 6 to 2,000 channel megapixel recording with high availability and easy maintenance. Surveon's EMR Series provides high I/O rates, large capacities, and overall system stability necessary to help system integrators easily meet the demands of megapixel environments. Combined with an industrial-grade design, EMR Series offers an ideal solution for any scalable surveillance projects from retail, hotels and schools to building complex, transportation, and urban surveillance. Surveon EMR Product Line-up Model Name EMR2000 EMR5000 EMR8000 EMR9000 DAS EMR9000 iSCSI Max Channels 16 20 48 64 Unlimited Max HDD 2 5 8 12, 24, 36, 48, 64, 112 12, 24, 36, 48, 64, 112 RAID Level HW, 0, 1 HW, 0, 1, 5 HW, 0, 1, 5 HW, 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 HW, 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 Software Milestone XProtect® Recording Days 7+ Days 9+ Days 13+ Days 7 - 112 Days 7 - 112 Days Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop Rackmount Rackmount Designed 100% in-house, the EMR Series provides many advantages compared to commercial off-the-shelf solutions and PC NVR solutions. The EMR Series systems deliver professional video appliances and have gone through a comprehensive QA process including hundreds of hours of rigorous assurance testing on performance and integration validation with XProtect. In addition, the EMR Series is a fully integrated solution that does not require complex assembly procedures and offers high quality and reliability. Surveon’s EMR Series comes with a fully integrated Milestone XProtect solution in the Greater China region. In other regions, XProtect is pre-loaded in EMR and requires an XProtect license from Milestone’s distribution channel. For more information, please visit www.surveon.comor Surveon booth (Hall 4, G120) at IFSEC 2012, Birmingham, UK.

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Surveon expands line-up of Megapixel NVR solutions with the SMR series
Surveon expands line-up of Megapixel NVR solutions with the SMR series

Surveon SMR Series meets demand for megapixel surveillance with a wide range of models that feature eight to 32 channels and accommodate two to eight hot-swappable hard disk drives with hardware RAID protection. Their high-performance recording, optimisation for megapixel cameras, low power consumption and compact sizes make them ideal solutions for entry-level to mid-range megapixel applications in areas such as the retail and hospitality sectors, as well as schools, SMBs and others.The SMR solutions come with Surveon's Enterprise VMS 2.4 to meet the needs of professional CCTV applications, such as virtual matrix, local display, smart investigation, alarm management and remote access. In addition, SMR systems support real-time video analytics, including missing object, forbidden area, intrusion or virtual fence detections. Compared with common off-the-shelf PC-based NVR products, Surveon's SMR systems feature 100% proprietary design and are manufactured in-house, providing optimised integration and reliability.In addition to the support for many vendors' IP cameras, SMR systems can be seamlessly integrated with Surveon's latest Full HD and 3 megapixel cameras. This is part of our commitment to partners to deliver complete, end-to-end solutions that can easily meet customer demand in today's megapixel surveillance market.8/16/32 CH Smart Megapixel Video RecorderBuilt In Intel ICH9R Hardware RAID2/5/8 x Hot Swappable Hard DiskReal Time VI DetectionLow Power ConsumptionIn House Design & ProductionBuilt in VGA for Local Display3 Year Warranty

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Surveon to showcase megapixel SMR solution at IFSEC 2011
Surveon to showcase megapixel SMR solution at IFSEC 2011

Surveon's SMR Series meets demand for megapixel surveillance with a wide range of models that feature eight to 32 channels and accommodate two to eight hot-swappable hard disk drives with hardware RAID protection. Their high-performance recording, optimisation for megapixel cameras, low power consumption and compact sizes make them ideal solutions for entry-level to mid-range megapixel applications in areas such as the retail and hospitality sectors, as well as schools, SMBs and others.The SMR solutions come with Surveon's Enterprise VMS 2.4 to meet the needs of professional CCTV applications, such as virtual matrix, local display, smart investigation, alarm management and remote access. In addition, SMR systems support real-time video analytics, including missing object, forbidden area, intrusion or virtual fence detections. Compared with common off-the-shelf PC-based NVR products, Surveon's SMR systems feature 100% proprietary design and are manufactured in-house, providing optimised integration and reliability.In addition to the support for many vendors' IP cameras, SMR systems can be seamlessly integrated with Surveon's latest Full HD and 3 megapixel cameras. This is part of our commitment to partners to deliver complete, end-to-end solutions that can easily meet customer demand in today's megapixel surveillance market. 8/16/32 channel smart megapixel video recorder Built-in Intel ICH9R hardware RAID 2/5/8 x hot-swappable hard disk drives Real-time VI detection Low power consumption In-house design & production Built-in VGA for local display 3-year warranty   

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Surveon expands new SMR 5000 systems
Surveon expands new SMR 5000 systems

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, recently announced it has expanded the SMR (Smart Megapixel Recorder) Series of RAID NVR solutions with new SMR 5000 systems. Designed to meet the needs of megapixel video surveillance, the new SMR systems feature up to 20 channels with a local display of 1920x1080. The systems enable users to easily deploy up to twenty 3-megapixel cameras in a single compact NVR solution with professional features including local live viewing, real time analytics, video bookmarking, playback, remote monitoring, HTML overlay and domain management. In a compact system design, the SMR 5000 systems accommodate five hot-swappable disk drives with RAID 5 for easy installation and data protection. The all-in-one, compact non-COTS system design offers a highly integrated and proven solution for security integrators, reducing the installation, compatibility and maintenance issues associated with traditional PC+VMS solutions, and enabling them to easily upgrade to professional small- to medium-sized megapixel surveillance solutions. In particular, the systems are well-suited for retail, hospitality, school, SMB, community or manufacturing surveillance. SMR5020 Performance Table EncodingRes.FPSBit RateMax ChannelsTotal Bit RateVI ChannelsLocal LiveH.2641.3M25420804YesH.2642M20420804YesH.2643M15420804Yes* VI = missing object, forbidden area, intrusion detection SMR 5000 Series vs. Traditional PC NVREncodingSMR 5000 SeriesTraditional PC NVRDisk Drives5 (hot-swappable)Usually 2 (internal)RAIDHW/RAIDN/AMegapixel Channels20Usually < 10Dimension225(H) x 175(W) x 245(D) mm436(H) x 200(W) x 478(D) mmIn-house vs. COTS100% In-houseCOTSAs with all of Surveon's NVR solutions, the SMR 5000 systems offer low power consumption to help users reduce energy expenses and contribute to a better environment. In addition, Surveon SMR solutions feature 100% in-house design and production, enhancing product stability and ensuring quality consistency throughout Surveon's comprehensive product line-up.

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Surveon presents all in one SMR8000 NVR series with 40-channel full HD recording and hardware RAID
Surveon presents all in one SMR8000 NVR series with 40-channel full HD recording and hardware RAID

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, continues to strengthen its megapixel recording solutions with the latest Smart Megapixel Recorder (SMR) 8000 systems featuring up to 40 channel Full HD recording, high I/O rates, large capacities, and overall system stability necessary to help system integrators easily meet the demands of megapixel environments. The new SMR8000 desktop hardware RAID NVR is professionally designed for megapixel surveillance, accommodating up to eight hot-swappable disk drives with hardware RAID and 5-time higher I/O performance than common PC solutions that can significantly reduce maintenance efforts and prevent video loss.  The all-in-one form factor offers a highly integrated and proven solution for security integrators, minimising the installation, compatibility and maintenance issues associated with traditional PC+software solutions and enabling them to easily upgrade to professional megapixel surveillance solutions. The new SMR8000 systems are well-suited for mission-critical environments, such as retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, schools, banks and factories. In addition, all SMR models come with Surveon’s intuitive Video Management Software (VMS) and provide enterprise-level features such as real-time analytics, multiple display, mobile (iPhone) client, video bookmarking, instant playback, remote monitoring, HTML overlay, and centralised domain management easily scalable to thousands of channels.

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Surveon presents the latest upgrade of Enterprise Hardware RAID NVR2100 Series for scalable projects
Surveon presents the latest upgrade of Enterprise Hardware RAID NVR2100 Series for scalable projects

The enterprise RAID NVR2100 Series provides high I/O rates, large capacities, and overall system stability necessary for scalable projects. The NVR2100 systems are equipped with Intel quad-core Xeon processors and come with six GLAN and two SAS ports. Enterprise-grade RAID storage controllers offer high performance levels, while hot-swappable, redundant components such as cooling fan modules and power supplies help ensure excellent system reliability and easy maintenance. With the enterprise RAID subsystems capable of more than 5,000 Mbps “writing” performance and the hardware RAID 5 and 6 engines, the NVR2100 offers DAS and iSCSI models to meet user requirements ranging from medium to large surveillance projects. The DAS models offer easy-to-use, all-in-one solutions featuring built-in disk drives that are ideal for 32 to 64 channels. The iSCSI models provide advanced solutions that are designed for centralized storage configurations connected to multiple servers, and are ideal for scalable applications featuring 64 to 2000 channels in sectors such as transportation, building complex, and urban surveillance. Designed 100% in-house, Surveon's NVR2100 Series provides many advantages compared to commercial off-the-shelf solutions and PC NVR solutions. The NVR2100 Series systems deliver professional video appliances and have gone through a comprehensive QA process including hundreds of hours of rigorous assurance testing on performance and integration validation to offers high quality and reliability.  For more information, please visit www.surveon.com

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Surveon presents SMR8000U RAID NVR series with 40-channel Full HD recording
Surveon presents SMR8000U RAID NVR series with 40-channel Full HD recording

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, introduces the new Smart Megapixel Recorder (SMR) 8000U systems featuring up to 40 channel Full HD recording, high I/O rates, large capacities, and overall system stability necessary to help system integrators easily meet the demands of megapixel environments. The SMR8000U hardware RAID NVR is professionally designed for megapixel surveillance, accommodating up to eight hot-swappable disk drives with hardware RAID and 5-time higher I/O performance than common PC solutions that can significantly reduce maintenance efforts and prevent video loss. The all-in-one form factor offers a highly integrated and proven solution for security integrators, minimizing the installation, compatibility and maintenance issues associated with traditional PC+software solutions and enabling them to easily upgrade to professional megapixel surveillance solutions. The rackmount SMR8000U systems are well-suited for mission-critical environments, such as retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, schools, banks and factories. All SMR models come with Surveon’s intuitive VMS ES2.4 and provide enterprise-level features such as real-time analytics, multiple display, mobile (iPhone) client, video bookmarking, instant playback, remote monitoring, HTML overlay, and centralized domain management easily scalable to hundreds of channels. Surveon's SMR solutions feature 100% in-house design and production, enhancing product stability and ensuring quality consistency. 

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Surveon SMR6000H Hybrid-Megapixel RAID NVR features high performance and easy management
Surveon SMR6000H Hybrid-Megapixel RAID NVR features high performance and easy management

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, has announced its new hybrid megapixel recording solutions, the Smart Megapixel Recorder (SMR) 6000H systems, featuring up to 16 channel Full HD with 16 channel D1 recording, high I/O rates, large capacities, and overall system stability necessary to help system integrators upgrade to megapixel environments. The SMR6000H hybrid RAID NVR is professionally designed for analogue-IP surveillance, accommodating up to six hot-swappable disk drives with hardware RAID and higher I/O performance than common PC solutions that can significantly reduce maintenance efforts and prevent video loss.  The all-in-one form factor offers a highly integrated and proven solution for security integrators, minimising the installation, compatibility and maintenance issues associated with traditional PC+software solutions and enabling them to easily upgrade to professional megapixel surveillance solutions. The desktop systems are well-suited for mission-critical environments, such as retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, schools, banks and factories. All SMR models come with Surveon’s intuitive VMS and provide enterprise-level features such as real-time analytics, multiple display, mobile (iPhone) client, video bookmarking, instant playback, remote monitoring, HTML overlay, and centralised domain management easily scalable to hundreds of channels. Surveon's SMR solutions feature 100% in-house design and production, enhancing product stability and ensuring quality consistency. For more information, please visit www.surveon.com.

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Surveon new compact rackmount NVR with 20-channel full HD live view and recording
Surveon new compact rackmount NVR with 20-channel full HD live view and recording

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, today announced SMR4000U, the new Smart Megapixel Recorder (SMR) system, optimised with 20-channel live view, recording and playback capability. The SMR4000U series is the all-in-one rackmount megapixel RAID NVR.  While most NVR systems require high end, high power and expensive PCs to reach 16-channel HD live view and recording, project installers can deploy the SMR4000U series offering a compact size, low power consumption, and professional yet economical megapixel solutions. Designed to meet the needs of megapixel video surveillance, the SMR systems feature 6 to 40-channel local display with 1920x1080 resolution. The systems accommodate up to eight hot-swappable disk drives with hardware RAID that ensures system performance and data protection. The RAID protection also secures zero down time and easy maintenance, reducing problems caused by onsite hard disk failure. The non-COTS system design offers a highly integrated and proven solution for security integrators, minimising the installation, compatibility and maintenance issues associated with traditional PC+Software solutions and enabling them to easily upgrade to small- to medium-sized megapixel surveillance projects, such as retail stores, restaurants, hotels, banks, and SMB. All SMR products are based on Surveon’s VMS framework and provide enterprise-level features, including real-time video analytics, remote management, multi-display, video bookmarking, iPhone and HTML clients. In addition, the VMS centralised management allows easy installation of one to hundreds of NVRs on the same distributed framework, making it possible for SIs to scale the surveillance network to any sizes. Surveon’s SMR solutions feature 100% in-house design, industrial-grade components for 24/7 operations, in-house production, and 3-year warranty to enhance product stability and ensure quality consistency.

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The digital transformation of access control solutions
The digital transformation of access control solutions

The safeguarding of premises through the monitoring of entrance and exit points has traditionally been a very manual aspect of security. Human operators have been relied on to make decisions about who to admit and deny based on levels of authorisation and the appropriate credentials. But the access control business, like many industries before it, is undergoing its own digital transformation; one where the protection of premises, assets and people is increasingly delivered by interconnected systems utilising IoT devices and cloud infrastructure to offer greater levels of security and protection. Modern access control solutions range from simple card readers to two factor authentication systems using video surveillance as a secondary means of identification, right through to complex networks of thermal cameras, audio speakers and sensors. These systems, connected through the cloud, can be customised and scaled to meet the precise requirements of today’s customer. And it’s the ease of cloud integration, combined with open technologies and platforms that is encouraging increasing collaboration and exciting developments while rendering legacy systems largely unfit for purpose. Remote management and advanced diagnostics Cloud technology and IoT connectivity means remote management and advanced diagnostics form an integral part of every security solution.Cloud technology and IoT connectivity means remote management and advanced diagnostics form an integral part of every security solution. For example, as the world faces an unprecedented challenge and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause disruption, the ability to monitor and manage access to sites remotely is a welcome advantage for security teams who might otherwise have to check premises in person and risk breaking social distancing regulations. The benefits of not physically having to be on site extend to the locations within which these technologies can be utilised. As an example, within a critical infrastructure energy project, access can be granted remotely for maintenance on hard to reach locations. Advanced diagnostics can also play a part in such a scenario. When access control is integrated with video surveillance and IP audio, real-time monitoring of access points can identify possible trespassers with automated audio messages used to deter illegal access and making any dangers clear. And with video surveillance in the mix, high quality footage can be provided to authorities with real-time evidence of a crime in progress. Comprehensive protection in retail Within the retail industry, autonomous, cashier-less stores are already growing in popularity The use of connected technologies for advanced protection extends to many forward-looking applications. Within the retail industry, autonomous, cashier-less stores are already growing in popularity. Customers are able to use mobile technology to self-scan their chosen products and make payments, all from using a dedicated app. From an access control and security perspective, connected doors can be controlled to protect staff and monitor shopper movement. Remote management includes tasks such as rolling out firmware updates or restarting door controllers, with push notifications sent immediately to security personnel in the event of a breach or a door left open. Remote monitoring access control in storage In the storage facility space, this too can now be entirely run through the cloud with remote monitoring of access control and surveillance providing a secure and streamlined service. There is much to gain from automating the customer journey, where storage lockers are selected online and, following payment, customers are granted access. Through an app the customer can share their access with others, check event logs, and activate notifications. With traditional padlocks the sharing of access is not as practical, and it’s not easy for managers to keep a record of storage locker access. Online doors and locks enable monitoring capabilities and heightened security for both operators and customers. The elimination of manual tasks, in both scenarios, represents cost savings. When doors are connected to the cloud, their geographical location is rendered largely irrelevant. Online doors and locks enable monitoring capabilities and heightened security for both operators and customers They become IoT devices which are fully integrated and remotely programmable from anywhere, at any time. This creates a powerful advantage for the managers of these environments, making it possible to report on the status of a whole chain of stores, or to monitor access to numerous storage facilities, using the intelligence that the technology provides from the data it collects. Open platforms power continuous innovation All of these examples rely on open technology to make it possible, allowing developers and technology providers to avoid the pitfalls that come with the use of proprietary systems. The limitations of such systems have meant that the ideas, designs and concepts of the few have stifled the creativity and potential of the many, holding back innovation and letting the solutions become tired and their application predictable. Proprietary systems have meant that solution providers have been unable to meet their customers’ requirements until the latest upgrade becomes available or a new solution is rolled out. This use of open technology enables a system that allows for collaboration, the sharing of ideas and for the creation of partnerships to produce ground-breaking new applications of technology. Open systems demonstrate a confidence in a vendor’s own solutions and a willingness to share and encourage others to innovate and to facilitate joint learning. An example of the dynamic use of open technology is Axis’ physical access control hardware, which enables partners to develop their own cloud-based software for control and analysis of access points, all the while building and expanding on Axis’ technology platform. Modern access control solutions range from simple card readers to two factor authentication systems using video surveillance as a secondary means of identification Opportunities for growth Open hardware, systems and platforms create opportunities for smaller and younger companies to participate and compete, giving them a good starting point, and some leverage within the industry when building and improving upon existing, proven technologies. This is important for the evolution and continual relevance of the physical security industry in a digitally enabled world. Through increased collaboration across technology platforms, and utilising the full range of possibilities afforded by the cloud environment, the manufacturers, vendors and installers of today’s IP enabled access control systems can continue to create smart solutions to meet the ever-changing demands and requirements of their customers across industry.

Cybersecurity: what we can do as an industry
Cybersecurity: what we can do as an industry

In 2017, IoT-based cyberattacks increased by 600%. As the industry moves towards the mass adoption of interconnected physical security devices, end users have found a plethora of advantages, broadening the scope of traditional video surveillance solutions beyond simple safety measures. Thanks in part to these recent advancements, our physical solutions are at a higher risk than ever before. With today’s ever evolving digital landscape and the increasing complexity of physical and cyber-attacks, it’s imperative to take specific precautions to combat these threats. Video surveillance systems Cybersecurity is not usually the first concern to come to mind When you think of a video surveillance system, cybersecurity is not usually the first concern to come to mind, since digital threats are usually thought of as separate from physical security. Unfortunately, these two are becoming increasingly intertwined as intruders continue to use inventive methods in order to access an organisation's assets. Hacks and data breaches are among the top cyber concerns, but many overlook the fact that weak cybersecurity practices can lead to physical danger as well. Organisations that deploy video surveillance devices paired with advanced analytics programs often leave themselves vulnerable to a breach without even realising it. While they may be intelligent, IoT devices are soft targets that cybercriminals and hackers can easily exploit, crippling a physical security system from the inside out. Physical security manufacturers Whether looking to simply gain access to internal data, or paralyse a system prior to a physical attack, allowing hackers easy access to surveillance systems can only end poorly. In order to stay competitive, manufacturers within the security industry are trading in their traditional analogue technology and moving towards interconnected devices. Due to this, security can no longer be solely focused on the physical elements and end users have taken note. The first step towards more secured solutions starts with physical security manufacturers choosing to make cybersecurity a priority for all products, from endpoint to edge and beyond. Gone are the days of end users underestimating the importance of reliability within their solutions. Manufacturers that choose to invest time and research into the development of cyber-hardening will be ahead of the curve and an asset to all. Wireless communication systems Integrators also become complicit in any issues that may arise in the future Aside from simply making the commitment to improve cyber hygiene, there are solid steps that manufacturers can take. One simple action is incorporating tools and features into devices that allow end users to more easily configure their cyber protection settings. Similarly, working with a third party to perform penetration testing on products can help to ensure the backend security of IoT devices. This gives customers peace of mind and manufacturers a competitive edge. While deficient cybersecurity standards can reflect poorly on manufacturers by installing vulnerable devices on a network, integrators also become complicit in any issues that may arise in the future. Just last year, ADT was forced to settle a $16 million class action lawsuit when the company installed an unencrypted wireless communication system that rendered an organisation open to hacks. Cybersecurity services In addition, we’ve all heard of the bans, taxes and tariffs the U.S. government has recently put on certain manufacturers, depending on their country of origin and cybersecurity practices. Lawsuits aside, employing proper cybersecurity standards can give integrators a competitive advantage. With the proliferation of hacks, malware, and ransomware, integrators that can ease their client's cyber-woes are already a step ahead. By choosing to work with cybersecurity-focused manufacturers who provide clients with vulnerability testing and educate end users on best practices, integrators can not only thrive but find new sources of RMR. Education, collaboration and participation are three pillars when tackling cybersecurity from all angles. For dealers and integrators who have yet to add cybersecurity services to their business portfolios, scouting out a strategic IT partner could be the answer. Unlocking countless opportunities Becoming educated on the topic of cybersecurity and its importance for an organisation is the first step Physical security integrators who feel uncomfortable diving headfirst into the digital realm may find that strategically aligning themselves with an IT or cyber firm will unlock countless opportunities. By opening the door to a partnership with an IT-focused firm, integrators receive the benefit of cybersecurity insight on future projects and a new source of RMR through continued consulting with current customers. In exchange, the IT firm gains a new source of clients in an industry otherwise untapped. This is a win for all those involved. While manufacturers, dealers and integrators play a large part in the cybersecurity of physical systems, end users also play a crucial role. Becoming educated on the topic of cybersecurity and its importance for an organisation is the first step. Commonplace cybersecurity standards Below is a list of commonplace cybersecurity standards that all organisations should work to implement for the protection of their own video surveillance solutions: Always keep camera firmware up to date for the latest cyber protections. Change default passwords, especially those of admins, to keep the system locked to outside users. Create different user groups with separate rights to ensure all users have only the permissions they need. Set an encryption key for surveillance recordings to safeguard footage against intruders and prevent hackers from accessing a system through a backdoor. Enable notifications, whether for error codes or storage failures, to keep up to date with all systems happenings. Create/configure an OpenVPN connection for secured remote access. Check the web server log on a regular basis to see who is accessing the system. Ensure that web crawling is forbidden to prevent images or data found on your device from being made searchable. Avoid exposing devices to the internet unless strictly necessary to reduce the risk of attacks.

What is AI Face Search? Benefits over facial recognition systems
What is AI Face Search? Benefits over facial recognition systems

When a child goes missing in a large, crowded mall, we have a panicking mom asking for help from the staff, at least a dozen cameras in the area, and assuming the child has gone missing for only 15 minutes, about 3 hours’ worth of video to look through to find the child. Typical security staff response would be to monitor the video wall while reviewing the footage and making a verbal announcement throughout the mall so the staff can keep an eye out for her. There is no telling how long it will take, while every second feels like hours under pressure. As more time passes, the possible areas where the child can be will widen, it becomes more time-consuming to search manually, and the likelihood of finding the child decreases. What if we can avoid all of that and directly search for that particular girl in less than 1 second? Artificial neural networks are improving every day and now enable us to search for a person across all selected camera streamsWith Artificial Intelligence, we can. Artificial neural networks are improving every day and now enable us to search for a person across all selected camera streams in a fraction of a second, using only one photo of that person. The photo does not even have to be a full frontal, passport-type mugshot; it can be a selfie image of the person at a party, as long as the face is there, the AI can find her and match her face with the hundreds or thousands of faces in the locations of interest. The search result is obtained in nearly real time as she passes by a certain camera. Distinguishing humans from animals and statues The AI system continuously analyses video streams from the surveillance cameras in its network, distinguishes human faces from non-human objects such as statues and animals, and much like a human brain, stores information about those faces in its memory, a mental image of the facial features so to speak. When we, the system user, upload an image of the person of interest to the AI system, the AI detects the face(s) in that image along with their particular features, search its memory for similar faces, and shows us where and when the person has appeared. We are in control of selecting the time period (up to days) and place (cameras) to search, and we can adjust the similarity level, i.e., how much a face matches the uploaded photo, to expand or fine-tune the search result according to our need. Furthermore, because the camera names and time stamps are available, the system can be linked with maps to track and predict the path of the person of interest. AI Face Search is not Face Recognition for two reasons: it protects people’s privacy, and it is lightweight Protecting people’s privacy with AI Face Search  All features of face recognition can be enabled by the system user, such as to notify staff members when a person of interest is approaching the store AI Face Search is not Face Recognition for two reasons: it protects people’s privacy, and it is lightweight. First, with AI Face Search, no names, ID, personal information, or lists of any type are required to be saved in the system. The uploaded image can be erased from the system after use, there is no face database, and all faces in the camera live view can be blurred out post-processing to guarantee GDPR compliance. Second, the lack of a required face database, a live view with frames drawn around the detected faces and constant face matching in the background also significantly reduces the amount of computing resource to process the video stream, hence the lightweight. Face Search versus Face Recognition AI Face Search Face Recognition Quick search for a particular person in video footage Identify everyone in video footage Match detected face(s) in video stream to target face(s) in an uploaded image Match detected face(s) in video stream to a database Do not store faces and names in a database Must have a database with ID info Automatically protect privacy for GDPR compliance in public places May require additional paperwork to comply with privacy regulations Lightweight solution Complex solution for large-scale deployment Main use: locate persons of interest in a large area Main use: identify a person who passes through a checkpoint Of course, all features of face recognition can be enabled by the system user if necessary, such as to notify staff members when a person of interest is approaching the store, but the flexibility to not have such features and to use the search tool as a simple Google-like device particularly for people and images is the advantage of AI Face Search.Because Face Search is not based on face recognition, no faces and name identifications are stored Advantages of AI Face Search Artificial Intelligence has advanced so far in the past few years that its facial understanding capability is equivalent to that of a human. The AI will recognise the person of interest whether he has glasses, wears a hat, is drinking water, or is at an angle away from the camera. In summary, the advantages of Face Search: High efficiency: a target person can be located within a few seconds, which enables fast response time. High performance: high accuracy in a large database and stable performance, much like Google search for text-based queries. Easy setup and usage: AI appliance with the built-in face search engine can be customised to integrate to any existing NVR/VMS/camera system or as a standalone unit depending on the customer’s needs. The simple-to-use interface requires minimal training and no special programming skills. High-cost saving: the time saving and ease of use translate to orders of magnitude less manual effort than traditionally required, which means money saving. Scalability: AI can scale much faster and at a wider scope than human effort. AI performance simply relies on computing resource, and each Face Search appliance typically comes with the optimal hardware for any system size depending on the customer need, which can go up to thousands of cameras. Privacy: AI Face Search is not face recognition. For face recognition, there are privacy laws that limits the usage. Because Face Search is not based on face recognition, no faces and name identifications are stored, so Face Search can be used in many public environments to identify faces against past and real-time video recordings. AI Face Search match detected face(s) in video stream to target face(s) in an uploaded image Common use cases of AI Face Search In addition to the scenario of missing child in a shopping mall, other common use cases for the AI Face Search technology include: Retail management: Search, detect and locate VIP guests in hotels, shopping centres, resorts, etc. to promptly attend to their needs, track their behaviour pattern, and predict locations that they tend to visit. Crime suspect: Quickly search for and prove/disprove the presence of suspects (thief, robber, terrorist, etc.) in an incident at certain locations and time. School campus protection: With the recent increase in number of mass shootings in school campuses, there is a need to identify, locate and stop a weapon carrier on campus as soon as possible before he can start shooting. Face Search will enable the authorities to locate the suspect and trace his movements within seconds using multiple camera feeds from different areas on campus. Only one clear image of the suspect’s face is sufficient. In the race of technology development in response to business needs and security concerns, AI Face Search is a simple, lightweight solution for airports, shopping centres, schools, resorts, etc. to increase our efficiency, minimise manual effort in searching for people when incidents occur on site, and actively prevent potential incidents from occurring. By Paul Sun, CEO of IronYun, and Mai Truong, Marketing Manager of IronYun

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Surveon enhances bank security with its video surveillance solution
Surveon enhances bank security with its video surveillance solution

Banks are the places not only giving customers promising futures but also potential risks whenever transaction is undergoing. With the advanced technology, banking security has become more challenging under different operation circumstances, such as ATMs, personal visit to branch offices or self-service banking station. A well-integrated and reliable surveillance solution will help secure customers' financial assets and safety for all people in this environment in every aspect. Centralised management When designing a suitable surveillance system for the banking, the general challenges would be: Reliability for Cameras - Banks require the solution providing sufficient reliability for long-term operations. Besides, the cameras have to support clear images with high quality, regardless of different kinds of environments or applications. Recorded Video Data Retention - The data retention of recorded video is particularly important to the planning and acceptance of bank security projects. Solution Scalability - Banking security often requires a distributed structure with centralised management. In addition, the solution has to be scalable, enabling customers to add cameras at individual locations or expand the coverage of the solution to include even more locations. Video surveillance solutions Surveon Makes the Differences in Bank Surveillance: Well Protect Video with Mask & Watermark Functions - Surveon provides video protection mask and watermark functions, offering higher values for privacy and authenticity needed for banking application. CMS & Remote Monitoring - With the Surveon Control Center (SCC) remote monitoring and centralised management, bank operations become easier and surveillance costs can be reduced. Reliable Compact Cameras - Surveon compact series camera provides excellent megapixel image quality even under complex light conditions, protecting banks and ATMs from potential threats. Long-time Storage - Provide large capacities for 1-year non-stopping recording. Zero Video Loss with Failover & Backup System - Without using spare NVR, Surveon Failover solution allows failover NVR to work normally and only use failover licenses to take over recording from the failed NVR when needed, ensuring no video loss for mission-critical applications like banking surveillance. Surveon is dedicated to offering a variety of end-to-end video surveillance solutions catering to different vertical applications, giving partners reliable options for their projects.

Malaysian government selects Surveon NVR7800 Series for enhanced security of water treatment plant
Malaysian government selects Surveon NVR7800 Series for enhanced security of water treatment plant

The Malaysia government water treatment plant envisions providing the best water treatment with demand of high security protection in the industry sector. Furthermore, the highly reliable platform with flexibility to expand storage by year and budget becomes important criterions to select the ideal surveillance partner. Surveon NVR7800 ensures high video image quality with high throughput capability, in addition to flexible JBOD storage expansion capability. Surveon NVR7800 Series Surveon NVR7800 Series was designed as a recording server with an archiving function Price and performance are always the key elements to help Surveon to win projects. Surveon NVR7800 Series was designed as a recording server with an archiving function that offers multiple advantages compared to traditional system structures composed of recording server plus a separate storage device, making it the top choice for the water treatment plant. The big scale industrial plant installs 50 to 100 cameras at each site in demand of high image quality. The plant needs a reliable system that supports recording with hundred channels and is able to transmit high resolution images smoothly. The NVR7800 Series delivers a high level of recording throughput of nearly 2000 Mbps, supporting recording with more channels, allowing system to receive better video image quality by higher bitrates, and ensuring smooth transmission even with high frame rate. Compatible with 3rd party VMS Support up to 316 drives with high density 4U 60-bay expansion enclosure (maximum capacity of up to 3.6 PB with 10TB HDD). It supports to expand storage through JBOD by year, timeline and budget with best flexibility. This provides the government owned plant to expand facilities by year, timeline and budget. The water treatment plant prefers a solution which is fully compatible with Axxonsoft VMS. The NVR7800 Series is 100% compatible with major 3rd party VMS, including Milestone, Genetec and Axxonsoft VMS with certification. Supports multiple network cameras Based on Milestone test findings, NVR7800 Series supports up to 150 cameras Based on Milestone test findings, NVR7800 Series supports up to 150 cameras, more than twice Milestone’s benchmark level in a non-stop recording scenario. The system is even capable of supporting more than four times the number of cameras estimated by benchmark under the testing scenario where motion detection is enabled, giving medium to large projects the best price-performance solution. "The hybrid server-storage design of NVR7800 Series gives us the best C/P value candidate. The enterprise level RAID engine enables highest level data protection with RAID 1+Spare, 5+Spare, 6+Spare technology to support robust data protection even with HDD error. Further, the flexibility to connect JBOD provides the high flexibility to extend recording time base on project demand. We are very satisfied with the result and look forward to working with Surveon next time." said the administration manager of the water treatment plant.

Surveon logistics solutions provide security for warehouses and distribution centres
Surveon logistics solutions provide security for warehouses and distribution centres

As international trade and e-commerce rapidly grow, trucking and freight distribution centres continuously expand, the surveillance system plays a more vital role in distribution centres to overcome the security challenges and reduce potential damages. Surveon logistics solutions provide superior functions cameras, patent RAID NVRs, foreign object detection, face-identified access control and remote monitoring to solve the most distribution centres' security problems. From HDR cameras, patent RAID NVRs to built-in VA VMS, Surveon logistics solutions provide partners total surveillance solutions to make complicated integration and verification tasks easier. The cameras not only reach real-time performance but also maintain the true HDR with 120dB, giving partners high quality images even in low lux or complex lighting environments such as loading area. NVRs with built-in patent RAID The NVRs ensure non-stop recording with built-in patent RAID and IDR, which can prevent data corruption and drive rebuild, providing reliability to prevent any video loss. Surveon Control Center (VMS) provides partners with an easy remote deployment. Its monitor wall can be set up with any combination of camera views, meaning security staff can be easier awarded every corner's movements even outside parking lot. Surveon NVRs are built-in with 12 video analytics, such as Foreign Object Detection, which can be utilised to reduce misplacement or deliberate abandonment in truck scales area, safeguarding the goods, trucks and staffs. The face recognition can be used for an additional layer of office security to the ID card. Upon identity mismatch, the system denies access and sends security staffs a notification. High quality products with low failure rates We are glad to choose Surveon to safeguard our warehouse and distribution centre" All Surveon products are built with industrial-grade components to maintain low failure rates for 24/7 operations and manufactured at Surveon self-owned ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified production sites, ensuring the highest quality for Surveon partners. Surveon logistics solutions have been successfully adopted in Poland. “We are glad to choose Surveon to safeguard our warehouse and distribution centre since they have met all of our expectations and delivered an advanced and efficient solution that is tailored to our needs,” said the security project manager of logistics company. Surveon is dedicated to offering a variety of end-to-end video surveillance solutions catering to different vertical applications, giving partners reliable options for their projects.

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