Surveillance & Security News for August 2016

CLIQ® technology allows flexible access and cuts key management costs at Festival Palace

Keeping track of keys at Festival Place had become a full-time job. With over 170 shops, a cinema, sports centre and restaurants, the large retail complex has an ever-changing roster of permanent staff, cleaners and out-of-hours contractors. Everyone requires secure entry on demand.  At the same time, the public needs open access to a pool and gym, retail outlets and car parks, for 18 hours or more every day. Lockdown was not an option, yet a single lost key could become a security problem...

MOBOTIX cameras safeguard Ampelmann offshore gangways

Ampelmann provides solutions that allow people to safely disembark from ships onto offshore structures. The company has equipped all of its systems with high-resolution MOBOTIX cameras for visual access control, on the recommendation of JB Systems, Ampelmann’s industrial automation partner. High-tech offshore transport Ampelmann was founded in 2008 as a spin-off of the Delft University of Technology. The company developed an innovative platform that compensates for the motion of the sea,...

Dahua solves complex wireless surveillance requirements in Durrat Al Bahrain

Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China, applied innovative wireless solutions to provide extensive surveillance coverage for the Durrat Al Bahrain luxury artificial island chain. Background Durrat Al Bahrain is a luxury artificial island chain in Bahrain, featuring a total of 15 large islands that hold an 18-hole golf course, marina, restaurants and shops, and over 1000 villas in a 21 km2 (13 mi2) area. As th...

CLIQ® mechatronic locking cuts time and money spent on managing vacant council properties

With crime against empty properties on the rise, public authorities aim to minimise the amount of time a council house stands vacant. However, multiple workers require access to prepare for every new tenant. Passing keys securely between all the relevant staff members is a major cause of delay. At Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC), the flexible mechatronic locking system CLIQ® helped streamline these workflows, upgrading security and saving money at the same time. Speeding up ke...

Top strategies for security sales representatives to boost customer engagement

  Winning full engagement from your prospects is tougher today than ever before thanks to the Internet   For months, maybe years, you’ve worked to secure an appointment with a prospective customer.  You’ve utilised your network, and shown persistence. You’ve consulted with your boss, brainstormed with your peers, and even asked for advice from your friends. You’ve given it every ounce of energy you have, and finally… finally, the...

Robolliance’s Cliff Quiroga on advancing robotics in security

There’s no better indication that robots are the next big thing in security than the formation of the industry organisation known as Robolliance. It’s billed as “a forum for technology partners and industry experts in robotics, surveillance and security to advance the understanding and awareness of the Autonomous Robotics marketplace.” Founded by Sharp Electronics Corp, its members include some of the biggest names in security and technology including Bell and Howell, R...

Physical security systems enable compliance to HIPAA and other privacy laws

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) in the United States fosters health insurance coverage for workers and their families, and requires national standards for electronic health care transactions.   The law’s privacy provisions include protection of information related to any individual’s health status, provision of health care, or payment for health care. There are also additional health privacy laws specific to California. Inter...

SpotterRF introduces A2000 surveillance radar for low altitude drone detection

A2000 is the first radar specifically designed for drone detection and defeat applications SpotterRF, a manufacturer of low cost compact surveillance radar (CSR), announced availability of its new A2000, the first SpotterRF radar specifically designed for drone detection and defeat applications. The A2000 has the ability to detect small quadcopters at a range of 1000 meters, the longest range of any other SpotterRF model for that size of target. It is specifically tested in co...

Identiv to showcase RFID, NFC & Inlay Solutions for IOT Show Asia 2016 in Singapore

Identiv will demo prototypes of uTrust Sense Temperature Tracker at the IOT Show Asia 2016 Identiv announced that it will showcase the company’s radio frequency identification (RFID), near field communication (NFC), and inlay solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) market during the IOT Show Asia 2016. Identiv is proud to be a silver sponsor for the IOT Show, Asia's most exciting and emerging technology conference and exhibition. During the IOT Show, Identiv will sho...

Top Florida Judge addresses local courthouse security concerns

The security of courtrooms throughout Florida has gotten the attention of the chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court, who has appointed a “state-wide courthouse security workgroup” to seek solutions to the problem. It’s interesting that there are no security professionals appointed to the group – only lawyers, most of them other judges, and an administrative staff member. Hopefully the workgroup will leverage the expertise of security professionals in their deci...

What is the biggest mistake customers make when buying and installing security systems?

Sometimes you see it coming and want to scream out: “Don’t do that.” We all make mistakes, but it’s hard to sit and watch others as they go down the wrong path. It’s especially difficult when the errant party is a customer, and when their wrong move might somehow end up reflecting badly on you as a technology or security systems provider. Much better to anticipate the problem by expecting the possible mistake before it happens. We asked this week’s Expert Pane...

TeleEye launches JN6 series AHD DVRs with “Lite” for convenient storage

TeleEye JN6 series AHD DVRs are fully compatible with the TeleEye video management software TeleEye JN6 series is a new range of AHD digital video recorders consisting of entry level, standard, and professional models that are able to fulfil different application needs. Supporting video recordings at “1080p Lite” and “720p Lite” with actual resolutions of 960x1072 and 640x720 respectively, these new digital video recorders are designed to record videos...

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