Surveillance & Security News for August 2015

Airport security to school safety – effective access control measures

Airport security has tightened ever since the September 9/11 catastrophic event. Post-incident investigation of such events often brings to light a particular weakness in security. As a result, security and safety protocols are developed in reaction to such traumatic events. Similar to the security measures adopted by airlines, school safety systems have also undergone major changes with a variety of electronic and mechanical access control products that prevent assailants fr...

Behaviour monitoring and the role of video analytics in understanding casino behaviour

In casino surveillance, there must be an understanding of the behaviour of thieves and cheats. In particular, casinos must understand how the behaviour of a casino adversary differs from that of a legitimate guest. The end result of the understanding is that only threatening or fraudulent behaviour is challenged, leaving other guests free to simply enjoy their visits to the casino. Responding to behaviour anomalies requires understanding that comes from analytics capabilities...

Vanderbilt MAGIC dual motion detectors receive European NF, INCERT, IMQ and VdS approvals

Vanderbilt, a global leader in providing state-of-the-art security systems, has announced that its innovative range of MAGIC dual motion detectors has been awarded four prestigious European approvals. The popular range has gained approval in line with the latest editions of the relevant French NF standards, as well as the TO-14 (INCERT) standards that are applicable in Belgium and the Netherlands, the Italian IMQ and the German VdS accreditation. Considered one of the most important approvals i...

Airbus DS awarded €130m airport surveillance sensor contract from Australia's Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group

The radars will provide enhanced input into the Australian National Air Traffic Management Surveillance picture Airbus Defence and Space has received two contracts worth approximately €130m from Australia’s new Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group to equip and support nine military and civil/military Australian airfields with the world’s newest and most powerful airport surveillance sensors. Under the project “AIR 5431 Phase 2 – Fixed Defe...

IHS publishes 2011 - 2015 trend report on smart home energy management devices

Report analyses market potential for smart home energy management devices as well as in-depth analysis across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia According to a recently published IHS report (Smart Home Energy Management Devices Report – 2015) analysing the market for demand-response enabled smart home energy management devices, in-home displays and smart thermostats will lead the way in terms of installed base numbers but will generate less revenue than smart appliances &ndash...

Sercomm Corporation helps Siklu reach $18 million Series-D funding for expansion and growth

Siklu is poised to capture this market through a range of competitively-priced solutions Siklu Inc., the global market leader in the millimeter-wave technology, announced recently that it has closed $18 million in Series-D funding to further accelerate the company's already impressive growth and market leadership. The new investor in this round Sercomm Corporation, was joined by existing investors Argonaut Private Equity, Evergreen Venture Partners, DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures,...

Milestone XProtect IP VMS improves school security for San Diego Unified School District, California

Milestone XProtect VMS open platform allows schools to manage 1,169 video cameras from a mix of manufacturers Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) has greatly improved security for the second largest school district in California. The San Diego Unified School District’s previous video surveillance solution presented a number of problems. It required two management servers in which most settings had to be replicated, which was awkward and cum...

BSIA publishes Form 144 and Form 288 lone worker guide revisions

The revised guides reflect recent changes in the Lone Worker services market The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published revisions to two of its Lone Worker guides. The revisions have been made to Form 144 – A Guide to Buying a Lone Worker Service and Form 288 – Lone Workers – An Employer’s Guide, to reflect recent changes in the Lone Worker services market. Form 144 – A Guide to Buying a Lone Worker Service provides end users...

All-over-IP Expo’s 2015 Storage, Networks, Cloud Conference for IT vendors in Moscow, Russia

Conference agenda will unveil advanced storage and networking strategies for HD video surveillance applications All-over-IP Expo 2015 sees most influential IT vendors who lead the way towards the next big thing in data storage and networking for the first time gathering at Storage, Networks, Cloud Conference on November 19, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. The conference features a line-up of speakers from Dell, EMC, Hitachi, Quantum, Schneider Electric, Microsoft, Western Digital, TE...

Redvision software development kit (SDK) integration with Veracity COLDSTORE

Redvision's Full HD RV30™ is now fully integrated with a VMS system which exploits Veracity's COLDSTORE™, the world's only storage system designed specifically for digital video surveillance. Veracity, the speciality manufacturer of video surveillance transmission, storage and display products, used Redvision's newly released software development kit (SDK) to enable the integration. Kingsley Greenman, Director of Technical Projects at Veracity UK, explains, "The COLDSTORE-partnered...

Honeywell Digital Video Manager R600 helps enhance security system management

Honeywell recently announced enhancements to Honeywell Digital Video Manager (DVM). The latest release, DVM R600, will enable organisations to more efficiently manage their security system with enhanced mobile capabilities and voice command, and mitigate business risk via support for current IT platforms. Enhanced operator efficiency Major updates to DVM include enhanced system access and usability, which are designed to improve operator efficiency and reaction time. Security personnel can no...

SALTO and partner EMS Distribution to exhibit Clay wireless locking solution at MLA Expo 2015

Clay is a secure cloud based wireless locking solution that provides locksmiths with a smart access control system SALTO Systems, together with partner EMS Distribution, will be presenting Clay by SALTO on Stand 217 at this year’s MLA Expo, at Telford International Centre 2 – 4 October. In a world where everything is getting smarter, people are looking for new solutions that make sense in an increasingly digital world. They want to substitute mechanical locks with...

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