Surveillance & Security News for April 2012

Arecont Vision images enable research on European cave salamander in dark and humid environment

 Customer: The Tular Cave Laboratory in Slovenia (Jamski laboratorij Tular) was established in 1960 by Marko Aljancic, a biologist specialising in subterranean species, who populated the laboratory with the European cave salamander (Proteus anguinus). The blind amphibian dwells in the subterranean waters endemic to the Dinaric Karst, where groundwater has carved underground limestone caverns. It spans from East Italy through Slovenia, over coastal Croatia to Herzegovina and part of Bosnia....

Visonic RealAlarm visual alarm verification system outsmarts thieves at a recycling centre in Denmark

It’s widely known that used copper commands a high price on the re-sale market worldwide; and it has turned out to be far higher than expected for thieves who broke into a recycling centre in Denmark to steal copper-based cables. The thieves had taken action to bypass the CCTV system but ended up revealing themselves anyway, thanks to a Visonic RealAlarm™ visual alarm verification system – ending with their capture and arrest. Lars Ellesgaard, from ADI Denmark, tells the story...

Vicon and Firetide join hands to provide an innovative solution to deter crime at Housing Authority of Joliet located in Illinois, US

Crime, loitering and general disorder are common problems at inner-city, public housing sites. Most of the crime is committed by outsiders who typically come into the facility to deal drugs, gamble, drink or congregate. At the very least, this is disturbing to the housing residents and often progresses to include property damage, vandalism and theft. At its worst, residents may be verbally and/or physically assaulted as they enter and leave their homes. Such was the case with the Housing Authori...

Lighting challenges in video surveillance in retail, financial and hospitality sectors

Ambient lighting in hospitality environments pose major challenges for video surveillance Variable lighting conditions pose a persistent challenge in video surveillance applications such as large retail locations, banks and financial institutions, and hospitality environments.Challenges to lighting quality Typically, retail locations, banks and hospitality venues include an abundance of windows. The resulting excessive light can damage video image quality, by flooding the ima...

PureTech integrates PureActiv surveillance solution with MIC Series 550 PTZ camera from Bosch

The ability to automatically follow the intruding target with PTZ cameras intended to free up security pesonnel PureTech Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of video analytic software, recently announced that it has integrated its PureActiv wide area surveillance solution with the MIC Series 550 PTZ camera from Bosch. The integration, performed at PureTech's lab in Phoenix, AZ includes PureTech's PTZ Auto Follow capability and the ability to steer the camera from a map-based...

Panasonic previews its security product highlights to be showcased at IFSEC 2012

Panasonic will showcase its SP500 series full high definition 1080P surveillance cameras at IFSEC 2012  IFSEC 2012 is one of the most important dates in the security industry calendar and exactly the right time for Panasonic System Communications Company Europe to announce its latest security and surveillance solutions. The following announcement previews just some of the many highlights that you can expect from Panasonic at IFSEC 2012 with more information becoming avail...

HID Global network access control solution increases security at major power plant in China

Hid Global deploys a centralised, web-based IP access control solution at Fuxi power plant in China HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, announced today that the company’s network access control solutions and contactless readers have been deployed at the Fuxi power plant in China’s Sichuan province. The new system provides increased security that ensures the operational safety of production and facility areas, offers real-tim...

Commend UK to showcase the first virtual intercom server at IFSEC 2012

Commend's Intercom 2.0 range will be on show at IFSEC 2012 (IFSEC 2012 - Stand F53, Hall 4) Commend UK, leading Integrated Intercom solutions provider, will be exhibiting the first ‘virtual’ software-based Intercom Server at IFSEC International 2012 – a revolutionary addition to Commend’s Intercom 2.0 range, designed specifically to help customers with the latest IT infrastructure.Networks and their supporting IT infrastructure are becoming increasingly...

Optex launches four new intrusion detection products at IFSEC 2012

Optext to showcase a range of  perimeter protection products at IFSEC 2012 Optex®, the leading detector manufacturer, will be showcasing its IP and wireless ready security intrusion detection as well as its high-end perimeter protection capabilities, including four new products that complement its strategy of providing a multi-tiered approach to site protection at IFSEC 2012 (Hall 5, stand B20).Optex will preview the Smart Line™ Series of Quad technology, batter...

HID Global expands Latin America presence with Mexico City office

The office will  enable the company to deliver more comprehensive support and other services to customers in the region HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, recently announced the opening of an office in Mexico City that will enable the company to deliver more comprehensive and responsive support and other services to customers and integrator partners in the region. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of secure identity s...

MIPS 2012: Technological innovation drives UK security exports to Russia

The BSIA helps drive UK security exports to Russia Members of the British Security Industry Association's Export Council have given an exclusive preview of what visitors can expect to see at this year's Moscow International Protection, Security and Fire Safety (MIPS) exhibition, which takes place at Moscow’s Expocentre this week (24th – 27th April).The largest industry event in Eastern Europe and Russia, MIPS brings together major security companies looking to reac...

Manchester businesses advised on the impact of Olympic events

Manchester businesses were given an overview of the security challenges faced by the city Businesses in Manchester were given an exclusive insight into security planning for this summer’s large-scale city-centre events at the annual Manchester Security exhibition and seminar, which was held last week (18th April).Free to attend, the event welcomed a record number of over 250 delegates from local businesses including Morrisons, Selfridges and The Printworks, as well as...

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