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...

SightLogix and CNL Software announce technology partnership

Integration empowers security operations with accurate outdoor video detection to aid situational awareness and incident resolution SightLogix, Inc., the leading smart thermal camera manufacturer for perimeter security applications, and CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, announce integration of SightLogix' outdoor video analytics system with CNL Software's IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM platform.SightSensor video analytic ca...

ADT installs intruder prevention technology from Bandit UK to prevent theft at Om Sai Jewellers

ADT works with Bandit UK to install its intruder prevention technology, Fog Bandit Theft of equipment and assets is a problem that plagues businesses of any size, sector or specification; from boutique retailers to large distribution warehouses.  Jewellers can usually hold assets worth hundreds of thousands of pounds and this can lead to stores becoming established hotspots for intruder crime.  This is especially true if they lack the necessary deterrents and securit...

MEESEC 2012 to provide platform for global security professionals in energy sector

Security professionals discuss on global energy issues at the 7th MEESEC in Abu Dhabi Over the past year, the recent turn of events in the Middle East has radically altered the thought process of security professionals. Turmoil in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and to a certain extent Kuwait and Oman has forced businesses to rethink their strategies, exercise security, business continuity and emergency response frameworks within a relatively short span of time. Following the ov...

DVTEL to showcase intelligent IP video surveillance solutions at Expo Seguridad 2012

DVTEL showcases partnership with EMC Corp. and HTS at Expo Seguridad 2012 in Mexico DVTEL, INC., IP video surveillance technology innovator, recently announced that it will showcase its partnership with EMC Corp., a market leading provider of storage solutions, and HTS, a supplier of license-plate recognition software, at Expo Seguridad 2012, being held April 24-26 at the Banamex Center in Mexico City. The close collaboration between DVTEL and its partners enables the develop...

LILIN to showcase its HD IP technology solutions at IFSEC 2012

LILIN to unveil NVR Touch at IFSEC 2012 LILIN, world-class video security manufacturer, is using IFSEC 2012 to showcase four innovative HD IP technology solutions. The NVR Touch, with touch-screen operation; the iMEGAPRO low-light camera range; the simple-to-install IP camera kits; and the VD-022 four channel HD decoder. The NVR Touch will be unveiled at the show. It is the world’s first, standalone NVR to enable simultaneous recording of up to 16 HD IP video channels a...

Milestone’s XProtect® Smart Client 7 bags a Platinum Govies Award 2012

Milestone achieved Security50 global listing for the second time Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has won two more accolade.  The newly streamlined version of its VMS user interface called XProtect® Smart Client 7 was awarded a Platinum Govies Award 2012. The company also attended the first-ever Security50 summit, having attained the Security50 global listing for the second time. Milestone Systems has won a Govies Aw...

Videx introduces a new VR Vandal Resistant Ex Series keypad to its keypad range

Videx Security has introduced a new VR Vandal Resistant Ex Series keypad to complement the EX keypad range. The keypad features a tough 12 gauge stainless steel fascia, which fits into the company's 4000 Series modular vandal resistant door entry systems.  The VR Vandal Resistant EX Series keypad is designed for both external and internal installations and includes backlit metallic keys. The keypad can be either surface or flush mounted and combined with an intercom, video intercom or sta...

Axis Communications launches dual PTZ network cameras

Axis Communications recently announced a series of outdoor-ready, dual PTZ network cameras. The cameras offer pan/tilt flexibility and simultaneous video streams from a visual camera and a thermal camera, and allow detection, recognition and identification from one single unit even in darkness and difficult light conditions. The combined visual/thermal camera unit provides a powerful surveillance solution, making it ideal for round-the-clock surveillance of restrictive areas, building premises a...

Lenel Systems launches security management platform OnGuard 2012

Lenel Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software, integrated systems and access control systems, recently launched OnGuard 2012, the latest release of its industry-leading security management platform available to Lenel’s Value Added Resellers (VARs) in the third quarter 2012. Customers can benefit from OnGuard’s stronger integration capability and increased functionality. Lenel is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies...

IP and analogue video solution provider LILIN launches new HD, IP camera kits

LILIN, world-class manufacturer of high-quality IP and analogue video solutions, has launched a ground-breaking range of HD, IP camera kits. The four camera, Network Video Recorder (NVR) kits are entry level solutions, ideal for those looking to confidently enter the IP market. Installers are then able to take advantage of the network connectivity, HD image quality, remote monitoring and viewing, PC recording and scalability the kits offer. Jason Hill, Group Vice President of LILIN, explains, "...

Surveon releases SMR2000 Series desktop megapixel hardware RAID NVR solution to meet surveillance needs

Surveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, offers the SMR2000 Series, an all-in-one desktop megapixel hardware RAID NVR solution ideal for professional security projects. Providing excellent cost efficiency and designed to meet the needs of megapixel video surveillance, the SMR2000 systems feature up to 16 channel local display of 1920x1080 resolution in a single compact NVR solution with professional features including local live viewing, real-time analytics, video bookmarking, playbac...

Bosch releases new iPhone application - The Bosch DVR Viewer App

An iPhone application called The Bosch DVR Viewer App has been released and is now available on the iTunes app store. The Bosch DVR Viewer lets you watch video or still images from cameras connected to a Bosch Video Recorder 440/480 and 600 Series located in homes, offices or businesses, from anywhere in the world. In addition, the app can even control the focus, pan, tilt and zoom on selected PTZ cameras. Combined with Bosch state-of-the-art DVR and camera solutions, this App gives the securit...

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