Surveillance & Security News for August 2018

Catholic school installs SafeDefend Active Shooter Response System to protect students and staff

St. Mary Catholic School in Newton, KS has installed the SafeDefend Active Shooter Response System. Responding to recent school shooting tragedies, Principal Philip Stutey and his safety team had vetted numerous approaches to increase the security of their students and staff. After much review, the decision to adopt the SafeDefend system was an easy one.  The SafeDefend Active Shooter Response System was developed by a former elementary principal. As a father of three and with 475 students...

Oprema appoints new Business Development Manager for Midlands region

Multidiscipline distributor Oprema has appointed Mark Elligott as Business Development Manager for the Midlands region. Expert in security distribution Mark, brings over 20 years of business development and sales experience, having previously worked for ADI and Norbain. His wealth of security distribution experience has been gained through undertaking all aspects of account management, most recently at ADI, where he spent over 9 years. In his new role, Mark will form part of the Oprema nation...

Paxton launches Connect admin app to manage its IP access control system Net2

Paxton Access, a provider of electronic access control and video intercom solutions, announces the launch of its new app, Paxton Connect Admin to manage its IP access control system, Net2. The app provides easy and flexible site management on a smartphone for Net2 System Engineers and Operators. It contains five features in one smart user interface and enables users to manage multiple sites remotely. Provides advanced functionality The features include: Open Door – Open a door direct...

Genetec releases File Request feature for Clearance making it easier for public to upload crime evidence

Genetec, a provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions announces the new ‘File Request’ feature for its Clearance digital evidence management system. The feature is designed to make it easy for the general public and private businesses to contribute to crime-solving efforts by sharing relevant video and photos from their cell phones and surveillance systems with law enforcement agencies.  The new feature is simple to use: investi...

Hanwha Techwin unveils Wisenet TNU-6320 Network Positioning Camera

Hanwha Techwin has further strengthened its Wisenet T camera series with the addition of the 2-megapixel Wisenet TNU-6320 network positioning camera. Wisenet TNU-6320 Cameras within the Wisenet T series are designed to capture high definition images in challenging environmental conditions and the Wisenet TNU-6320 is no exception. With a robust aluminium die cast exterior, the Wisenet TNU-6320 is able to work effectively even when the ambient temperature is as high as 55°C, or as low as mi...

How to choose the right storage card for video surveillance systems

With increased demands being placed on safety and security globally, and supported by advancements in IP cameras and 360-degree camera technology, the video surveillance industry is growing steadily. Market research indicates that this worldwide industry is expected to reach an estimated $39.3 billion in revenue by 2023, driven by a CAGR of 9.3 percent from 2018 to 2023. Video surveillance is not just about capturing footage (to review an event or incident when it occurs), but also about data...

What’s new “on the edge” of security and video surveillance systems?

By definition, an edge device is an entry point to a network. In the physical security industry, edge devices are the cameras, sensors, access controllers, readers and other equipment that provide information to the IP networks that drive today’s systems. In the Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing refers to an increasing role of edge devices to process data where it is created instead of sending it across a network to a data center or the cloud. In our market, edge computing takes the...

Preventing workplace violence: considering the instigator's perspective

A complex set of biological, psychological, sociological, contextual and environmental factors are involved when a perpetrator decides to commit an act of workplace violence. In many cases, the perpetrator doesn’t really want to become violent; rather, they are seeking to achieve an outcome and mistakenly believe violence is their only option. An underused approach to preventing workplace violence is to consider the issue from the perspective of the instigator, to seek to understand their...

Vanderbilt releases VR mullion card reader to provide enhanced user interaction

Vanderbilt, a provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announces the release of its new VR mullion card reader. Designed for today’s bright, clean interiors, Vanderbilt’s VR mullion card readers are easy to install, use and maintain. The reader, with keypad, maximises the user interaction with arming, access and messaging that results in enhanced user interaction ‘at the door’. "One of the really nice design features we have implemented with these new readers," sta...

Hytera supports rescue operations following Indonesia's Lombok earthquake

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake hit the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Bali at around 6.45pm on August 5, 2018, with more than 90 people dead and hundreds more injured. The immediate focus is search, rescue and meeting the basic needs of people affected by the earthquake. To help improve collaboration efficiency in the search, rescue and evacuation, Hytera donated communications equipment in the first minute to Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), the Indonesian Red Cross. Mobile communications support...

Viking Electronics announce the completion of interoperability testing with Yealink

Viking Electronics, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of communication and security products, is excited to announce the completion of interoperability testing with Yealink, a unified communications (UC) terminal solution provider. These companies have worked cooperatively to ensure successful integration of Viking’s innovative VoIP products with Yealink’s communication solutions. A mutual dedication to quality and extensive experience in their respective fields makes this the next...

HID Global appoints two high-profile senior executives to HID leadership team for customer relevance and innovation

HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, today announced the appointments of two high-profile senior executives to the HID leadership team to support growth targets, continued market expansion, customer relevance and innovation.  The new executives bring extensive experience, business acumen and technical prowess to HID Global: Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, who was formerly the Executive Vice President of the Citizen Identity Business Unit at IDEMIA, has joined HID as VP...

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