Surveillance & Security News for April 2016

Arecont Vision Costar megapixel cameras slash healthcare video costs & increase quality and coverage

Hospitals, medical centres, university training centres, clinics and other healthcare institutions are exposed to legal liability, ethical concerns and are subject to litigation and lawsuits, as well as changing regulation worldwide. Facilities have drugs and medical equipment onsite, making them a tempting target for crime.  Healthcare industry challenges At the same time, aging populations in developed nations will drive increased demand for patient treatment. Rising populations and eco...

MOBOTIX camera helps researchers monitor equipment at unmanned station in Antarctica during winter

Temperatures ranging between -40°C and -5°C, storm wind speeds of more than 100 km/h, constant daylight during summer and darkness during winter. This must be Antarctica. This is where the Belgian Princess Elisabeth Antarctic base is situated, the first "zero emission" polar research station which was designed, built and operated by the International Polar Foundation (IPF). Since the station went into service on February 15, 2009, it has been already hosting a multiple of scientific pro...

OT Systems Ethernet-over-coax solution transforms analogue security to IP at the Grand Indonesia

The Grand Indonesia's shopping malls and business office centres recently modernised its CCTV system taking its surveillance capabilities from analogue to IP by integrating OT Systems' Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) transmission solution to existing infrastructure. Upgrading to IP surveillance The Grand Indonesia is a multifunctional complex in Jakarta, consisting of the Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall, BCA Tower, Kempinski Private Residences and Hotel Indonesia and covering an area of 640,000 m2 (6,9...

Security industry challenges: From security education to meeting customer expectations

There are many challenges currently facing the security marketplace, and I asked several industry players recently to reflect on those challenges. Their comments highlight familiar subjects to us all: The need for education. The challenge to meet customer expectations. The dilemma of combining old technologies with new ones. Security education and training Education is a big issue, especially as it relates to the transition to IP systems. “I think there are a number of integrators who...

Remote power management of networked systems offers uninterrupted security services & new business opportunities

By adding remote monitoring to service contracts, dealers and end users bothbenefit from substantial cost savings while reducing potential downtime Whether upgrading an existing surveillance and/or access system from analogue to IP, or installing a completely new system using structured cable, the ability to communicate, monitor and control IP devices delivers significant operational and economic benefits. The vast amounts of data these systems generate are useful in many ways...

Boon Edam Swinglane 900 turnstile improves access control for Shell Chemical building in Texas

The Boon Edam Swinglane 900 uses a single, swinging panel of glass to control the flow of authorised users Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, recently announced that Shell Chemical LP, located in Deer Park, Texas, has installed seven Boon Edam Swinglane 900 turnstiles to improve access control between their administrative building and the production facility. Securing access points to building The decision to install Boon...

Middle Atlantic configuration tool, Configurator, designs control system racks at Marine Corps University, Virginia

Middle Atlantic’s configuration solution is accessible anytime, anywhere from any Web-enabled device and is available to all registered users Middle Atlantic Products recently announced that the Configurator, its award-winning Web-based configuration tool — included in the extensive resources available to registered users of Middle Atlantic's website, is the program behind planning the large-scale A/V installation at the Marine Corps University (MCU) in Quantico, V...

Benefits and challenges of omnidirectional cameras in video surveillance market

As the technology in omnidirectional cameras continues to improve, they are becoming increasingly more affordable to a wider segment of the video surveillance market Just a few years ago, omnidirectional cameras were a novelty. Today, however, this technology has taken the leap to the mainstream. Think about how ubiquitous Google’s Street View is, and you can gain a better idea of the power of omnidirectional cameras. Even consumers are starting to see many forms of omn...

Pelco by Schneider Electric’s Sarix professional camera now with low-light capability & modular design

Pelco by Schneider Electric, a leading provider of intelligent video surveillance and security management platforms, announced enhancements to its Sarix™ Professional camera line. The upgrades enable users to capture high-quality imagery to enhance security, safety and operational strategies. With resolutions of 1.2MP to 5MP, the Sarix Professional range of surveillance cameras deliver high-resolution images while providing video coverage of larger areas with a single camera. Sarix advanc...

Qognify Situator VMS and analysis tools installed at TIM Brasil stores across Brazil

Qognify solution analyses and manages data, in order to anticipate and mitigate risks Qognify, formerly NICE Security, recently announced that TIM Brasil, one of the largest Brazilian mobile phone operators, has implemented a new security and operations solution in its physical stores throughout Brazil. In order to care and provide better security for its customers and staff, the operator will be the first in Brazil to use the Qognify solution to analyse and manage data, in or...

Port of New Orleans CEO, Gary LaGrange, to speak at International Port Security 2016

International Port Security returns to London with its best ever speaker line-up featuring international ports SMi are delighted to announce that Port of New Orleans will be speaking at International Port Security 2016 which takes places in London on the 1-2 June. Protection of ports from modern threats In its 7th successful year, International Port Security returns to London with its best ever speaker line-up featuring international ports from across the globe. This year&rs...

Y-cam Indoor HDS home security camera ensures residential nursing care safety

If people are weighing up the options facing an older relative who needs more care, either from old age, sickness or have noticed the early signs of conditions like dementia, there are several solutions one can put in place to ensure they can remain living independently for longer, but are also safe in their own home. With costs of residential care soaring, many given the opportunity select an “In Home” care package. Naturally this can lead to concerns about the welfare of the relati...

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