Surveillance & Security News for December 2005

Protecting Financial Institutions

Many financial institutions today still use time-lapse VCRs or first-generation DVRs for lobby, teller line and ATM surveillance and monitoring. Inconsistent recording, questionable reliability, limited  remote access, VCR and videotape management, and time-consuming searches are just some of the issues faced when trying to use this video evidence for important functions like dispute resolution and security investigations.  When it comes to securing people, property, and assets, f...

Ricardo chose the Gallagher PowerFence™ system to protect intellectual property

There hasn't been one instance of attempted break-in at Ricardo since the installation of the PowerFence™ system in 1998. The Gallagher PowerFence™ system has worked for Ricardo Consulting Engineers.  In Sabine's words, "It's absolutely brilliant". For over 80 years the Ricardo Group has been a world authority in the research, design, and development of automotive power train and vehicle systems.  Today, their expertise covers gasoline, diesel and gaseous-fuelled engine...

All systems go for security at London Luton airport

The Challenge The company provides specialist aviation services to regional airlines, business and commercial aviation companies, including fuelling, ground handling, maintenance and fuel purchasing.  The operation manages in excess of 13,000 air traffic movements annually - comprehensive and reliable security is therefore a major requirement. Martin Gould of system installers CAMS Fire & Security PLC explains: "The new aviation hangar has allowed the flight support operator to meet i...

Port video surveillance: security for passengers, property and the bottom line

“The Port of Galveston relies on Verint’s Networked Video Solution to enable security personnel to monitor unauthorised movement, security breaches and sea traffic 24 hours a day, even in low light.” -- Steve Cernak, Port Director, Port of Galveston. Steve Cernak knows that, in many ways, his port is an open door, welcoming industry and visitors into the U.S. But in today’s climate of heightened awareness, Cernak and directors of ports on coasts throughout the world are...

Words Of Wiseberg

Welcome to the very first edition of what I hope will be a regular fortnightly column, giving me the opportunity to offer my own unique perspective on the key security issues of the day across the globe. To start things off I want to give you a flavour of what you can expect in the weeks and months ahead from ‘Words of Wiseberg’. The security sector has to be one of the most innovative and fast moving areas in which to do business and I believe that this column should reflect the ind...

Continental chose the DVTel NVMS

Continental Airlines, the 5th largest airline in the United States, manages thousands of take-offs and landings every day of the year.  The company’s headquarters is located in Houston with hub airports in that city as well as in Newark and Cleveland.  Aside from labor costs, an airline’s biggest expense is fuel.  In recent months, as fuel costs have skyrocketed, the efficient scheduling and management of every aircraft has taken on increased importance because of th...

HID and ViVOtech deliver an end-to-end solution for secure and convenient access control and cashless transactions at merchants as well as vending machines inside campuses without major changes to existing infrastructure.

Gallaudet University is the world’s only university offering exemplary educational programs to deaf and hard of hearing students at all learning levels.  Their programs span from serving infants and their parents and continue through middle and high school.  Bachelor degrees are offered and undergraduate students also have the option of designing their own majors through a self-directed study program.  Additionally, graduate programs and doctoral degrees are offered in a var...

High-Tech Access Control System provides safety and security in advanced scientific research facility

The Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is a comprehensive research base with its main efforts focused on high energy physics, R&D of advanced accelerator technologies, advanced synchrotron radiation technologies and applications.  Taking advantage of the multi-disciplinary research, IHEP carries out the development of new technologies and high tech products with sophisticated science and technologies like radio frequency, UHV, microwave, preci...

Sophisticated Government access solution protects City assets, preserves personal safety and ensures building integrity

City of Los Angeles public offices and employees are located in hundreds of buildings throughout the city including the Civic Center Complex -- which is comprised of Historic City Hall, City Hall East, City Hall South and the Los Angeles Mall -- as well as many other facilities across the greater Los Angeles area.  The city’s General Services Department (GSD) manages these facilities, equipment, supplies, security, communication,   maintenance and other support services for...

Smart Card System update saves time and money, increases security for University students

Murcia University in southeast Spain, founded in 1915, is the tenth-oldest university in the country. And while history and tradition are important characteristics that define the institution, the latest technology systems are required to support the approximately 30,000 students enrolled each year.  One such system is the fleet of buses that transports students around the university and between its two campuses. Challenge Murcia University’s bus fleet is owned and operated by Autocar...

Caught on tape: Iowa School District uses Digital Video technology to curb stop-arm violations

School buses are the safest vehicles on the road – 70 times safer than cars, light trucks and vans. Yet an average of 33 school-aged children are killed each year in bus-related accidents in the United States; the majority of those deaths occur in the “danger zone,” the 10-foot area surrounding the bus, because of passing motorists who disregard a bus’ stop arm. Spencer Community School District, located in northwestern Iowa and serving more than 2,400 students, is one of...

Lord Mayor's residence goes digital

The Challenge The Georgian Town Palace located in the heart of the City of London plays host to ceremonial banquets and international dignitaries visiting the capital.  As a high profile venue, its security facilities need to be of the highest standard.  Therefore, the managing authority for Mansion House - the Corporation of London - specified three Digital Sprite digital multiplex recorders.  Installers, Classic Security Solutions has implemented the upgrade, along with the inst...

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