Surveillance & Security News for December 2006

New IP video integrated analytics suite

IndigoVision has released a suite of advanced analytics integrated within its complete IP Video solution.  These algorithms run both in real-time on live video and also on recorded video using ‘Control Center', IndigoVision's enterprise video and alarm management software.  Real time analytics are located at the edge of the network, i.e. at the camera, making the solution totally scalable.  CCTV operators can now detect events as they happen such as congestion, stolen object...

Changing views on surveillance

When it comes to the use of measures such as CCTV and ID cards the approach taken by individual countries has, in the past, been markedly different.  Recent developments however suggest a growing convergence in approach. In France for example the use of ID cards - although not compulsory - is a long established practice whereas, until relatively recently, CCTV was tightly controlled, driven by a desire to uphold privacy.  When it comes to Britain the experience is very much the reverse...

Magal's DreamBox to safeguard water supply in multiple sites from hazardous threats and malicious activity

Magal recently announced that a major water authority based on the east coast of the US has selected Magal's DreamBox solution to safeguard the utility's multiple-sites from hazardous threats and malicious activity.  The order was placed by a nationwide system integrator, which will also install and provide full support for the product.DreamBox is a state-of-the-art, intelligent video, and audio and sensors management platform.  As an integrated solution of hardware and softwar...

Remote vision to arrest arson attacks

Sadly in many areas of the UK arson accounts for a worryingly high proportion of fires.  In some locations this can amount to 70% of all incidents, causing tens of millions of pounds worth of damage and disruption every year.  Fortunately, protection against the threat of criminal attack, and specifically in this case arson, can be provided by remotely monitored CCTV - particularly overnight. This is especially important given that, according to the Arson Prevention Bureau, 84% of &lsq...

Octavian recruits director to strengthen international arm

The Octavian Group of Companies, the parent company of internationally operating security company, Octavian Security, has appointed solicitor Avi Pawar as its director of global strategy & compliance.In this new role, the litigation and employment law specialist will head up the Octavian Group's HR and Legal teams as it expands internationally in Dubai, Holland and beyond. Avi joins Octavian from leading West Midlands law firm, Pickerings Solicitors with five years experience as a practi...

Milestone Systems Inc. expands with four new managers to handle business growth

Milestone Systems, the world market leader for open platform IP video management software, is buttressing its phenomenal growth in the USA by hiring new managers in its Americas subsidiaryDemand for IP video surveillance solutions is growing fast worldwide, with projections for double-digit annual growth in the security industry over the coming years.  In the USA particularly, Homeland Security has heightened the focus and support in this area, shoring up security initiatives nationwide.&nb...

Innovative vending solutions thanks to partnership between DBS and LEGIC®

LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, the leading manufacturer of contactless smart card systems for personal identification applications, and DBS, the supplier of technical institutional vending solutions, have entered into a licence partnership. DBS is now working directly with LEGIC as an independent system integrator.DBS stands for the German equivalent of "Service, Budget and System".  The name says it all: the company provides cost-saving technical solutions for catering in industry, in h...

Million toys for tots - the Pelco drive to provide for its community

From grassroots beginnings in 1993 by three employees and a mere 808 toys, the Pelco Toys for Tots Drive has turned into a year-round, company-wide effort that today celebrated its one-millionth toy donated to the Toys for Tots program.The equivalent of 14 NFL stadiums across the country filled to capacity with a needy child in every seat, the Pelco donations over the past 13 years are the result of year-round hard work done by Pelco employees to collect the mountains of toys for the U.S. Marine...

COE Group plc appoints Finance Director

COE Group plc, the developer and supplier of advanced video surveillance systems, announces that it has appointed Ian Jefferson to the Board as Finance Director.Mr Jefferson is currently Group Financial Controller of the 600 Group plc, an international manufacturer of machine tools, and was formerly Finance & Operations Director of Mila Hardware, a subsidiary of Heywood Williams Group plc.  He is a qualified accountant with audit experience at Robson Rhodes and also has degrees in physi...

IP video analytics ensures Airport safety

Schiphol, Amsterdam's International Airport, is using IndigoVision's advanced IP Video analytics to prevent accidental or malicious intrusion onto runway and hangar areas.  With over 20m passengers passing through the Netherlands' busiest airport each year, the airport operators were keen to deploy the latest technology to help improve the safety and security of aircraft movements. The analytics algorithms, which are part of IndigoVision's complete end-to-end IP Video soluti...

iNNOVATION event introduces HID Connectâ„¢ to EMEA

HID Connect, the partnership arm of HID Global, a leading manufacturer in the access control industry, was proud to hold its first EMEA region iNNOVATION conference on November 29-30, 2006.  Introducing HID Connect to development partners in EMEA, the event followed the success of the iNNOVATION2006 conference held in San Diego in September 2006.More than 20 development partners participated in the two-day event held at the Radisson SAS hotel at London Stansted airport.  To supplement...

Technion University boosts school security and safety with ioimage intelligent video

Technion University's school security program uses ioimage intelligent-video for protection from attacks and more The Technion Israel Institute of Technology is the oldest university in Israel.  Founded 1924 the university campus is located in Haifa's Neve Sha'anan neighbourhood on Mount Carmel.This post secondary school encompasses 1,325,000 square meters, which includes approximately 85 buildings. The university's landscape and terrain presents several security challenges.  The secur...

Axis' network cameras included in major investment to improve public-transport security

Axis Communications is one of the suppliers included in a major subway and commuter train security project being undertaken by the Greater Stockholm Public Transport Company Limited (SL).  SL has decided to install Axis' AXIS 225FD network cameras.  The value of the initial order is estimated at approximately SEK 2 M, with the potential for additional installations.The Greater Stockholm Public Transport Company Limited (SL) has decided to install Axis' network cameras in the su...

Bosch continues success of London underground upgrade

Bosch Security Systems reports the continuing success of its three-year programme working with London Underground - and more specifically Metronet Rail and Tubelines - to deliver complete CCTV solutions across the entire network.  The programme includes not only assistance with the design and commissioning of the technology deployed, but also its ongoing service and maintenance.Central to each solution are various Bosch cameras, domes, and video matrix technologies linked to multi-channel d...

France's Grenoble Transport Authority selects Verint networked video solution

Solution to enhance transit security and ensure safe travel environmentVerint Systems Inc., a leading provider of analytic software-based solutions for security and business intelligence, recently announced that France's Grenoble Transport Authority has deployed Verint's Networked Video solution across its network of trams to ensure a safe and secure travel environment for tourists and local residents.Grenoble, located in the French Alps, is a major tourist centre and attracts visitors from...

IP Video Analytics ensures Airport safety

Schiphol, Amsterdam's International Airport, is using IndigoVision's advanced IP Video analytics to prevent accidental or malicious intrusion onto runway and hangar areas.  With over 20m passengers passing through the Netherlands' busiest airport each year, the airport operators were keen to deploy the latest technology to help improve the safety and security of aircraft movements. The analytics algorithms, which are part of IndigoVision's complete end-to-end IP Video soluti...

DFDS Transport safeguards customer goods with Milestone IP video surveillance

"All customers - and ourselves as well - have been screaming for a user interface where you can integrate all your security elements so you have an overview of all your buildings at once.  Milestone is the solution!" - Christian Larsen, Technical Director at installation partner Plahn Systems. ChallengesThe DFDS headquarters cover 150,000 square meters in a suburb of Copenhagen where 11-12,000 shipments occur daily.  Customers demand the highest security for their goods, but...

Belfast's Translink installed with CEM's webEntry™ security system

Translink is Northern Ireland's public transport provider and one of the largest companies in Northern Ireland with a turnover in excess of £100m.  Over 75 million passenger journeys are made on Translink services each year.  In summer 2005 Translink's new £11.4 million Belfast train cleaning facility was installed with CEM's webEntry™ security system by CEM approved reseller Fire and Security Ltd. The 170 metre long, 30 metre wide and 10 metre high train...

Paxton Access signs up distributor in Hungary

Paxton Access Limited, a market-leading manufacturer of intelligent access control solutions, has signed up Aspectis Kft. as a distributor in Hungary.  This is Paxton Access's first venture into the Eastern European market and is part of its expansion strategy.  The Hungarian market is growing rapidly with an ever-increasing demand for security solutions.  Aspectis Kft. is the leading value added distributor of networked video solutions in Hungary with a reseller network...

Migrating to IP Video

Dr Oliver Vellacott, CEO of IndigoVision, outlines how investment in existing CCTV systems can be safeguarded when migrating to an IP Video solution. The IP Video market is growing rapidly, having been accepted as a mature technology with a field proven record.  IP networking of CCTV, access control and intruder alarms will eventually penetrate the majority of the market - it has too many cost and performance advantages not to do so.  But what does this mean for legacy systems? How ca...

New UK & Ireland Sales Manager

Videotec, leading manufacturer of CCTV products, has recently appointed Bob Groom as UK & Ireland Sales Manager.  Groom will be responsible for British and Irish markets and will develop existing and future business in the area.  With a very good experience in the CCTV and security industry, Groom joins Videotec having worked for Sanyo, specifically involved in the sales and marketing of CCTV products.Groom said of his appointment:"I am very excited about this new ch...

Pelco receives Edge Marketing Supplier Award

Pelco is proud to announce that it was recognized recently by the Edge organisation at their 15th Anniversary Conference held in St. Louis.  Pelco received the Supplier Growth Award for exceeding Edge's annual goals for supplier growth."This achievement exemplifies the strong working relationship the Edge distributors have with Pelco, and the extraordinary results that come about with strategic planning and working together throughout the year," says Ronald Meyers, Chairman of...

Agent Vi names Russel Salmon CFO and COO

Agent Video Intelligence Inc (Agent Vi), the global leader in enterprise-grade video analytics, today announced the appointment of Russel Salmon, CPA, as Chief Financial and Operations Officer, effective immediately.  "The addition of Russel Salmon as CFO and COO rounds out our leadership team as we expand our presence and capabilities as a global company," stated David Anthony, Chairman of Agent Vi's Board of Directors and Managing Partner of 21Ventures, the company's lead invest...

Panasonic takes new technologies on the road

Launches cross-country tour to showcase new products & technologies to dealers.Panasonic Security Systems, a division of Panasonic System Solutions Company (PSSA), announces a 24-city Road Show tour across the U.S. beginning late November 2006 through February of 2007.  The Road Show is designed to provide reseller partners with demonstrations and training on Panasonic's latest video surveillance products and technologies."Continued training and education on new video surveilla...

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