Surveillance & Security News for August 2009

SIA explains what the PASS ID Bill means for security businesses

SIA, DSA to conduct webinar on September 9thSIA, in conjunction with the Document Security Alliance (DSA), will conduct a webinar on proposed revisions to the federal "REAL ID Act" on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. ET.Real ID established new security requirements for driver's licenses in 2005 that have been strongly opposed by many states and privacy advocates. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, has proposed the "PASS ID Act" (S. 1261) to replace REAL ID's mandates with requirements...

Tyco International opens £7m centre of technical excellence for access control

Tyco International's new £7 million centre of technical excellence was officially opened in BelfastTyco International's new £7 million centre of technical excellence was officially opened in Belfast recently, supporting its Electronic Security Products business.In 2006, Tyco announced plans to create a centre of technical excellence in Belfast - supported by Invest Northern Ireland - which would increase the competitiveness of its product engineering and design functions. CEM systems...

Axis publishes interim report January–June 2009

Axis' sales level on each market was essentially unchanged during the second quarter No change in sales trend• Net sales during the period amounted to SEK 1,074 M (931), and to SEK 542 M (494) for the second quarter• Operating profit during the period totalled SEK 93 M (160), and SEK 46 (92) M for the second quarter• Profit before tax during the period amounted to SEK 92 M (160), and to SEK 46 M (92) for the second quarter• Profit after tax during the period totaled SEK 67 M...

BSIA advises industry to adapt to changes resulting from BT 21CN

BSIA members have been provided with information on the latest changes regarding BT's revised plans on 21CN Following last week's announcement of BT's revised plans on 21CN, the industry must quickly get to grips with the changes that a greater emphasis on a fibre infrastructure will bring says the British Security Industry Association (BSIA)."Over the past couple of years the industry has worked hard to work out the impact of 21CN on security equipment," says BSIA Technical Director,...

Pelco appoints new Corporate Spokesperson

Kathleen Rhodes has assumed responsibilities as Pelco Corporate SpokespersonEffective immediately, Kathleen Rhodes has assumed responsibilities as Pelco Corporate Spokesperson. In this new role, Rhodes is available to address all media requests for Pelco corporate news and information, as well as handle all requests for interviews with Pelco employees.As a member of the Marketing Communications Department at Pelco, Rhodes reports directly to Howard Carder, Senior Marketing Communications Manager...

Samsung Techwin introduce large-format professional monitors

Samsung Techwin's 32" SM-320MX and the 40" SM-400MX are designed for professional 24/7 security applications Samsung Techwin has launched two new large-format professional display monitors.The 32" SM-320MX and the 40" SM-400MX are designed for professional 24/7 security applications where reliability is just as important as high-resolution video display. High contrast 1366 x 768 resolution screens ensure crystal clear images whilst a built-in fan ensures reliability and...

CCTV & ANPR installation from Nova Integrated Systems produced sizeable drop in crime

Nova Integrated systems Ltd selected to install a CCTV and ANPR camera system to cover Brackmills estateFollowing approved funding by West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (WNDC) of £345,345 for a crime prevention and safety scheme on the Brackmills industrial estate, which had been hit by a spate of lorry jackings and thefts, Nova Integrated systems Ltd was selected to install a CCTV and ANPR camera system to cover the whole estate. In the past year, cargoes stolen from lorries in...

Bank of China commends Hikvision’s camera products

Hikvision products recognised and approved by one of the four state-owned commercial banksBank of China, one of the four major state-owned banks in China, recently announced the results of the latest tender of video surveillance equipments. Hikvision's camera products, for the very first time, are enlisted due to its prime quality, high performance and stability, as well as company's overall technical advance.The tender is open for all video surveillance companies in the market, and enlisted com...

ViDiCore KG increases activities and consolidates its sales and support team

ViDiCore KG consolidates its European sales team and strengthening of technical and project supportViDiCore KG, European representative of well-known manufacturers in the video security engineering and IP video specialist sector, has announced the consolidation of its European sales team and strengthening of technical and project support.Achim Hauschke, owner of ViDiCore KG: "As a result of the high demand in IP- and megapixel technology, in particular for the Arecont Vision produ...

Dedicated Micros introduces high performance Hybrid SD Advanced digital video recorder

The hybrid SD Advanced builds on the extensive features of the popular SD Range Dedicated Micros - part of AD Group - is targeting the mid-range CCTV market with its new SD Advanced Hybrid DVR (Digital Video Recorder).The hybrid SD Advanced comes in 32, 16 or 8 channel models and builds on the extensive features of the company's popular SD Range with added capabilities such as IP streaming and recording, front panel local control, VGA main monitor support and the ability to configure the Oracle...

Axis Communications UK highlights the importance of network surveillance in protecting UK schools and colleges

Axis cameras help reduce or prevent acts of violence or vandalism in UK schools and collegesWith reports of vandalism, truancy and violence in schools constantly in the headlines, the education sector is keen to find ways to curb destructive acts and unruly behaviour. The increasing use of IP-based network cameras has proven to help reduce willful damage to school property. Refurbishment costs are reduced, delivering a measurable return on investment and staff and pupils benefit from a nice...

Samsung Techwin expand sales team to Spain and Portugal

Samsung Techwin appoints Miguel Cabeza as Technical Manager and Carlos Gomez Lopez as Sales ManagerSamsung Techwin's professional security division has further expanded its European activities with the recruitment of three experienced professionals to represent the company in Spain and Portugal.Alfonso Castano who has been appointed Business Development Manager has most recently been working as a freelance security consultant but was previously with Panasonic for seven years where he w...

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