Surveillance & Security News for April 2009

Sentry 360 cracks the code of 360-degree panoramic video surveillance

 Sentry 360 Security, Inc. publicly released its open architecture SDK to the IP Video security industry The point of 360-degree panoramic video is to solve the problem of blind-spots and poor resolution by reducing camera (CCTV) counts and delivering complete situational awareness.Two forms of Sentry 360's SDK have been developed; a high-level and a low-level API. The High level API is designed to work exclusively with Sentry 360 devices. By combining the best megapixel sensor technol...

International CTIA WIRELESS 2009® keynote remarks from Al Gore identify wireless as the solution to key challenges faced

 International CTIA WIRELESS 2009® International CTIA WIRELESS 2009® closed after a riveting keynote address by former Vice President Al Gore, who emphasized that the wireless industry is “one of the great success stories in the American economy.” The continued development of wireless infrastructure is a key indicator fueling the communications revolution. Gore noted that the U.S. has the most competitive wireless industry of any nation in the world, and “because o...

Security provider VSG expands its facilities for training and more

 VSG expands its facilities at headquarters in NorthamptonA commodious and well-equipped new Training Academy is the centrepiece of the massive office extension recently completed by VSG, the UK's fastest growing provider of security services, at its headquarters in Northampton.Implemented in response to the rapidly increasing demand for the company's services in both the manned guarding and electronic security sectors, the extension provides VSG with an additional 7,500 sq ft of floor spac...

SIA panel identifies three data communication standards

 The Security Industry Association (SIA) has identified three data communication protocols as standards for electronic security devicesThe Security Industry Association (SIA) has identified three data communication protocols as standards for electronic security devices as part of an effort to improve the ability of the devices to work with each other.Access control, video surveillance and other components of security systems often use communication formats that are incompatible with each ot...

The security market is changing: security industry must also change

  New strategies emphasize video solutions provider's commitment to service, simplicity and integration SAMSUNG | GVI Security announced that it has reconfirmed its commitment to providing exceptional  service and support during a time of off-shore product expansion, rapid technology change, increasing supply risk and a widening gap for reliable and quality support. GVI considers simplifying this increasingly complex environment to be a top priority. "Our channel par...

AES-IntelliNet selects Sales Manager for South Central USA Region

 AES-IntelliNet announced that Jerry Phillips has joined as Sales Manager for South Central USA RegionAES-IntelliNet announced that Jerry Phillips has joined their sales team managing the South Central USA Region. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Jerry's territory will include Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. In this capacity, Jerry will be responsible for reaching out to e...

Bosch Professional Series of motion detectors wins award at the XIV International Forum & Exhibition

 Bosch Professional Series of motion detectors wins award at the XIV International Forum & ExhibitionBosch Security Systems' Professional Series of motion detectors has won a prestigious award at the XIV International Forum & Exhibition on Security and Safety Technologies.This event, which is held annually at the Crocus Expo Moscow, took place this year on February 3 to 6. Within the framework of the event, a competition is also held for the best innovative solutions in security and...

Cogent Systems and Keyscan Inc. announce distribution partnership for North American access control market

 Cogent Systems and  Keyscan Inc announced distribution and OEM partnershipCogent Systems and Keyscan Inc., a market leader in manufacturing premium access control hardware and software, announced today a distribution and OEM partnership. As part of this agreement, Keyscan will provide an extensive North American-wide distribution network for Cogent's BioGate line of commercial biometric readers for physical access control (PACs) solutions.Keyscan's distribution network...

Axis network IP security solution protects A9.CittàSicura (SafeCity)

Over 130 Axis network cameras offer concrete protection and prevention to ensure citizen safety MissionSic1, a public company founded in October 2005 on the initiative of the Director of Information Technology of the Municipality of Chiaravalle (in Ancona province of Italy), sought to implement and develop technologically innovative projects geared towards the city residents, companies and public administrations.The 9 municipalities in partnership with Sic1 needed to monitor strategic poin...

Brazilian Subway goes digital with VIVOTEK network IP surveillance system

Alpha-Digi, VIVOTEK's authorized distributor in Brazil, suggested to deploy a full digital surveillance system in all stationsMissionSince its establishment in early 2000, the Brazilian subway system, which carries an average of 140,000 passengers everyday, has become indispensable to Brazilian citizens. However, the growing number of passengers has brought various security and management problems to the Brazilian subway company. In the past, the company relies on security patrols to maintain s...

Transcend Optronics goes fully digital with VIVOTEK IP network security system

 Transcend Optronics installs VIVOTEK's network cameras and video servers to the existing analog system MissionYears ago, Transcend Optronics (YangZhou), a LCD module maker, installed a CCTV system in its factory for security purposes. As the company's business continues to grow, the existing CCTV system has become inadequate. Initially, Transcend Optronics wanted to expand the system with more analog cameras, but they found cabling to be very cost- and labor-intensive, and the CCTV system...

ioimage intelligent video solution saves car rental giant $1 million a year

 Hertz Corporation deploys ioimage IP-based video surveillance systemWith million-dollar inventories located in outdoor lots, rental car companies are lucrative targets for vandals and thieves looking for low-mileage vehicles and a wide choice of auto parts. The financial losses caused by the theft or destruction of even a single vehicle can be tremendous for these businesses - whether they are small, local operations or world leaders like Hertz Corporation.As a result of criminal activitie...

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