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...

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