Surveillance & Security News for April 2017

Vehicle attacks: Security professionals must protect pedestrians

On 19th December, 2016, the news exploded with information about a vehicle attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed at least 12 people and injured more than 50 others. Less than a month before, the US State Department had warned about such attacks in public places throughout Europe, saying that extremist groups including the Islamic State and Al Qaeda were planning to focus on such locales during the Holiday Season. Two types of vehicle access point To stop these attacks, security pr...

How can real-time location systems protect assets and people in an emergency?

Today's threat landscape is bigger and more broad than ever before, with an increasing number of emerging risks falling on the shoulders of security professionals in a variety of markets. Many of these leaders face the growing concerns of finding efficient, integrated solutions that provide protection from threats, but also can be used in everyday communications to streamline operations, provide access control, and automate workflow. One way today's enterprise organisations, citie...

How are open standards driving the security intercom market?

Part 4 in our Intercoms in Security Series The ONVIF standard makes it simple to integrate the intercom with other ONVIF-compliant video management systems, access control solutions, and cameras Open standards are enabling new capabilities in the intercom market, some of it driven by the transition to systems based on Internet protocol (IP). Today’s most-used phrase in the intercom business is interoperability, given that the intercom is integrated with solutions s...

Innovation in the intercom market drives more access control capabilities

Part 3 of our Intercoms in Security Series: Zenitel’s Call Access Panel manages intelligible critical communications through a security operations centre or control room Greater connectivity, security software enhancements, more customisation, and better sound quality are some of the enhancements driving the intercom market.An advantage now offered on Code Blue’s emergency speakerphones include self-diagnosing software that monitors the status of the phones an...

G2E Asia 2017 features Integrated Resort Experience (IRE) to attract a market beyond pure gaming enthusiasts

Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia), Asia’s casino and gaming conference and trade show, will kick off on May 16 this year at the Venetian Macao. While its finger firmly remains on the pulse of the Macao gaming industry, the three-day event will feature an Integrated Resort Experience (IRE) at the core of its 2017 offerings, in direct response to the Macao government’s call to attract a market beyond pure gaming enthusiasts. Integrated Resort Experience (IRE) Along with developing n...

ZKAccess introduces ZKBioSecurity3.0: All-in-one web-based security platform software

ZKAccess recently announced its new all-in-one web-based security platform software—ZKBioSecurity3.0. The software, which supports the ZKAccess Pro Series of panels and readers, contains four integrated modules: access control, video integration, elevator control, and visitor management. Equipped with an optimised system architecture designed for high level biometric identification and a modern user-friendly UI, ZKBioSecurity3.0 provides an advanced solution for a whole new user experience...

Genetec to distribute STid RFID access control readers through Global Network of Resellers

With STid readers, customers can manage their own secret keys to read Desfire EV1 cards Genetec, a provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions announced it has added STid, a French developer of RFID door controllers to its growing ecosystem of supported access control partners. Through this agreement, the STid Architect series of ergonomic and highly secure RFID readers, which is supported by the Genetec Synergis access control system in Genetec Security...

Panasonic VL-VN1900 full IP video intercom system boosts integration between different building systems

The system supports up to 2,000 SIP devices using standard PoE, with the addition of a control box Panasonic has launched a new, full IP video intercom system, aimed at meeting the increasing demand for integration between different building systems. The new IP-based model, the VL-VN1900, works with a wide range of devices, including networked CCTV cameras, SIP phones and network video recorders. Supports up to 2,000 SIP devices Using Power over Ethernet, the system can be c...

Morphean expands Videoprotector Video Surveillance as a Service solution to include physical access control

The AXIS 1001 delivers true interoperability and best-of-breed choices for present and future requirements Morphean will enter the physical access control market. Over the last year, Morphean have seen increasing demand from their Video Service Providers and end customers to expand their successful video surveillance and business intelligence solution Videoprotector to include managed physical access control. Many end customers are building strong partnerships through the Vid...

Axis launches three new explosion-protected cameras for incident management and business efficiency

Axis Communications announces three new explosion-protected cameras for use in sensitive industrial areas Three new explosion-protected temperature alarm and thermal network cameras allow plant operators to monitor remote, inaccessible, and sensitive areas, allowing for rapid incident response and protection of employees, machinery and critical industrial infrastructure. Based on industry standards and open protocols, and protected with a heavy-duty enclosure, the new cameras...

Security Institute enters into Group Membership arrangement with Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The deal will enable all the senior members of their security team to obtain Professional Membership status The Security Institute announced at their Annual General Meeting, held on Tuesday 25th April, that it has entered into a Group Membership arrangement with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Professional Membership status The deal will enable all the senior members of their security team to become members of the Institute and obtain Professional Membership statu...

Open Options appoints Chris Gouge as new Southwest US Sales Manager

Gouge has a decade of experience in physical security consulting, manufacturing, and integrator sales Open Options, a provider of open platform access control solutions, announced the appointment of Chris Gouge as the company’s new Southwest US Sales Manager.Experience in physical securityGouge joined the industry in 2007 with HMA Consulting, and now has a decade of experience in physical security consulting, manufacturing, and integrator sales. Gouge also holds a certif...

New 3D printed Stealth Key prevents duplication

Technology is a valuable tool for increasing security, but occasionally technology can create a threat. An example is the threat 3D printing technology poses to one of the most mature security technologies, mechanical locks and keys. The ability of 3D printing to duplicate keys presents new challenges for lock manufacturers, and new vulnerabilities to end users. Keys that could previously only be duplicated by skilled thieves can now easily be copied using off-the-shelf technologies and informat...

EyeLynx introduces latest mobile pack fitted with EPR-500 radar and all-in-one Pharos PTZ camera

The EPR-500 radar with SharpView detects, tracks and records moving objects in a 120° field of view A security software expert has created a portable system to demonstrate instantly the range of its latest radar unit—able to identify predatory vehicles at up to 700m.EyeLynx has designed a mobile pack fitted with its EPR-500 radar and all-in-one Pharos PTZ camera on top of a tripod and challenged security managers to book a free demo to prove it can detect potential i...

Rajant collaborates with Mitsui USA to jointly develop and market Kinetic Mesh wireless networks

Optimising network infrastructures is a key requirement toward realising business objectives Rajant and Mitsui USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, announced that they will jointly develop and market Rajant’s Kinetic Mesh wireless networks, and extensive information assurance and security expertise to solve the advanced communications challenges of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), drones, V2V (vehicle to vehicle), and other au...

Robotic Assistance Devices to debut Canada1 RADBot at Security Canada East 2017

RAD is the exclusive North American distributor, and production and development partner for SMP Robotics Robotic Assistance Devices will debut Canada1, Canada’s first RADBot, at Security Canada East 2017 in Laval, Quebec, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Sheraton Laval, Booth #615. The largest security industry trade show in Quebec, Canada Security East provides RAD with the opportunity to expand the reach of its robotics solutions throughout this strategic region.Canada...

Airport Show 2017 attracts significant interest from regional Airport Buyers

Massive investments in the region driving global aviation growth Massive investments by Middle East airports toward expansion continue to drive global aviation growth and attract global manufacturers and suppliers to explore tremendous business opportunities in aviation sector in the region. Over $100 billion worth of airport projects, intended to address capacity gap, are underway and planned across the Middle East, according to a recent report from business intelligence ser...

Senstar launches Flare Real-Time Locating System to boost staff security in high threat environment

Flare operates in protected frequency bands that use dedicated spectrum, avoiding the potential for interference Senstar introduced the next generation of the Flare Real-Time Locating System which instantly identifies and locates personal duress alarms at the touch of a button. Designed for reliability in institutional and industrial environments, Flare uses patented, proven, cost-effective technology to help keep staff safe. Indoor emergency alarms “The technology beh...

General Dynamics’ RVSS designed with PureTech Systems’ Geospatial VMS achieves "Full Operating Capability" designation on southern U.S. Border

(Click here for larger image)  An important component of the RVSS system is PureTech Systems’ Geospatial Video Management System The recent designation by the U.S Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) granted “Full Operating Capability” of General Dynamics’ Remote Video Surveillance Systems (RVSS) deployed for protection across the southern border of the United States. An important component of the RVSS sy...

ABonAir launches the AB405 wireless video system at NAB 2017

AB405 is designed for ENG teams and for video assist where link stability cannot be compromised ABonAir, the provider of wireless microwave link solutions for professional cameras that holds the industry record of 7msec video delay, reveals at NAB 2017 its new system - the AB405. This new wireless video system enables camera teams to wirelessly transmit video directly from cameras to media centres or OB vans. AB405 is designed for ENG teams and for video assist where link sta...

Equus Compute Solutions showcased advanced scalable video surveillance High Density Storage Server Solutions at ISC West 2017

Equus Compute Systems, a custom computer manufacturer, offers extremely competitive prices Equus Compute Solutions, one of America’s manufacturers of custom computer hardware systems, to showcase its advanced scalable video surveillance High Density Storage Server Solutions at International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West), which will be held April 4-7, 2017 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit Booth 18132 to see the actual server and storage chas...

IoT Asia 2017 to showcase Singapore’s first-ever “internet-ready human” live chip-implant performance

Singapore’s first-ever “internet-ready human” live chip-implant performance sets stage for new era of disruptive technology IoT Asia is the region’s award-winning trade platform for Asia in addressing challenges and identifying real opportunities within the regional Internet of Things (IoT) landscape. The 2017 edition of IoT Asia will be officially opened by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister-in-Charge of...

Trigion reports stable turnover for past fiscal year and gears up for accelerated growth in 2017

Trigion offers all security services in-house and has its own control centre Following a period of investment in its commercial department and supporting structure, Trigion has reported a largely stable turnover for the past fiscal year as it gears up for accelerated growth in 2017. Manned security and the electronic security both maintained previous margin levels, but a change in the proportion of turnover in favour of the electronics division has led to a 39 per cent improve...

Tyco Security Products launches HD Video Solution to ensure superior video quality

The Holis HD Tribrid video recorders feature up to 12 TB of storage and 1080P real time-recording across all channels Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, introduces its HD Video Solution, a new value-based solution that provides superior video quality while leveraging analogue infrastructure. The cost-effective Holis HD Tribrid video recorders support SD analogue cameras, Illustra Essentials IP cameras and a brand-new line of HD cameras, allowing customers to ach...

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