Panasonic System Communications Company Europe News

Panasonic’s facial recognition technology helps Jumbo Ten Brink Food win the safest store award in the Netherlands

Jumbo Ten Brink Food introduced the face server into their store environment in March 2017 after discovering that almost 80% of shoplifting took place via large shopping bags. Since then, Jumbo has installed 80 Panasonic cameras in-store, helping them to win the award. Previously recognised by the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) as the most accurate on the market, Panasonic’s face server uses deep learning technology which maximises the performance of the core engine to...

Panasonic opens customer experience centre in Bracknell to showcase its B2B solutions

Panasonic Business opens the doors to its new Customer Experience Centre in Bracknell, showcasing its range of cutting edge B2B solutions both physically and virtually. Situated at the new UK headquarters on Western Road, Bracknell, the Customer Experience Centre is experienced as two zones. The first is an immersive 270 degree interactive presentation space, built around eight separate virtual vertical environments, and a demonstration space that allows customers to get hands-on with the lates...

Panasonic's new upgrade to EVA1 camera features HEVC H.265 codec

Panasonic has announced its third firmware upgrade to the EVA1 camera which provides greater cost efficiency and futureproofing for the handheld cinema camera. The free upgrade is available this month, with a key feature being a new HEVC H.265 codec that can record in 4K 50p/60p video with 4:2:0 10bit video sampling. Compared to the H.264 codec in version two, this allows up to twice the amount of compressed data, while maintaining the same high-quality video resolution. EVA1 camera upgrade N...

(US) ONVIF holds 10th Annual Meeting to elect new committee members and recognise individuals from its technical committees

ONVIF, global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products held its annual membership meeting in early November this year, with an overview of important activities of 2018 and perspective on the year ahead. Attendees heard presentations on the final release of Profile T in 2018, an advancement which represents how ONVIF keeps pace with technological advancements that affect product development and interoperability between IP-based physical security products. Profile T for...

TCA installs Panasonic CCTV cameras with ClearSight coating, saving thousands of Euros

TCA, the provider of security services for North Lanarkshire Council, has seen savings of around £50,000 a year, after installing 300 Panasonic CCTV cameras, waterproofed with a unique ClearSight coating. Located east of Glasgow, North Lanarkshire has challenging weather conditions for any technology, which has previously hindered the provision of cost-effective security in the area. High levels of rain resulted in watermarks, dust spots and condensation, which meant heavy maintenance bur...

Panasonic’s cyber security and secure communication platform felicitated at IFSEC Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018

Panasonic’s secure communication platform has been named as the holistic security system of the year at IFSEC’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018. Cyber security deterrents The package of cyber security deterrents was developed to mitigate the risk of attacks on IP surveillance systems and protects against video tampering, altering, spoofing and snooping. All firmware is encrypted to reduce the possibility of it being downloaded from the manufacturer’s website and d...

Zetes installs turnstiles with Panasonic’s facial recognition technology at RWD Molenbeek

Season-ticket holders at Belgian football club RWD Molenbeek will soon find it easier to enter the stands at their stadium, thanks to facial recognition technology that is set to be introduced at the turnstiles. Although the project is still in the test phase, fans ordering their season tickets on-line can already upload an ID photo. This photo will be compared in real time with images taken by two cameras installed in the season-ticket holders’ queue at the stadium entrance, allowing sup...

Panasonic to demonstrate facial recognition technology with Genetec Security Center at Security Essen 2018

Panasonic, global provider of facial recognition solutions, will showcase its technology features in the Genetec stand (Hall 5, Booth #G30) at Security ESSEN 2018, the world’s most important trade fair for security in Germany. As a technology partner in the Genetec ecosystem, Panasonic will demonstrate the benefits of facial recognition with Genetec Security Center, engineered to benefit end-users with innovative solutions for security camera analytics. FacePRO facial recognition system F...

Pointer becomes first UK integrator to achieve ‘premium partner’ status with Panasonic

Pointer Limited has become the first UK integrator to achieve ‘premium partner’ status as part of the newly relaunched Panasonic security partner programme. The Japanese manufacturer refreshed its channel partner programme earlier this year and installers and integrators involved in video surveillance installations were invited to participate, with status determined by level of product training, sales volume and end user feedback. Electronic security systems Premium partner status...

Genetec unveils Security Essen 2018 show lineup

Genetec Inc., global manufacturer of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced its show lineup for Security Essen 2018. In its 21st year of delivering global innovation for physical IP security, Genetec will demonstrate Security Center, its scalable, open-architecture security platform that unifies video surveillance, access control, automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec will also feature its family of...

Five best practices for protecting video surveillance systems against cyber threats

There’s no denying that cyber-crime is one of the biggest threats facing any organisation with the devastating results they can cause painfully explicit. Highly publicised cases stretching from the US government to digital giant Facebook has made tackling cyber security a necessity for all major organisations. The consequences of breaches have just become more severe, with new GDPR rules meaning any security breach, and resultant data loss, could cost your organisation a fine of up to four...

UBM announces a successful IFSEC International 2018 with 27,353 visitors and 10% increase in visitor density

UBM EMEA is proud to announce yet another successful IFSEC International. 2018 marked the show’s inaugural year of change following an intensive customer-led insight project, which saw demands from the security industry steer the show towards a high level integrated security summit. As evidence of its success, IFSEC International 2018 welcomed 27,353 visitors and a 10% increase in visitor density. Gerry Dunphy, Brand Director of IFSEC International commented, “It’s a privilege...