Surveillance & Security News for December 2010

Keeping commerce afloat in Southeast Asia

Every second counts Over a million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of cargo go through the bustling Port of Bangkok each year. This harbour in Thailand's capital city has become a major centre of commerce in the political and economic organisation called Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Thailand supplies south east Asian nations with items such as rice, timber, and produce. As result, every minute that goods spend at the Port of Bangkok is of critical importance. Thus, the Po...

TDSi secures RYA’s new Portland House facility

Working in close partnership with installation partner CSG, TDSi has supplied a complete access control solution for the Royal Yachting Association's (RYA) multi-purpose facility in Portland that will be the hub of performance sailing in the lead up to and during the 2012 Olympic Games and an investment in the long-term future of the sport. Portland House was built and fitted out to an exceptionally high standard and will provide accommodation and a conference centre for the Brit...

Major Printing Press chooses RISCO Group’s security solutions for protecting sensitive materials

 Printing press chooses RISCO Group's security solution to provide intrusion protectionOne of EMEA's largest printing presses specializes in printing valuable and sensitive, documents such as checks, credit cards, phone cards, smart cards, driver's licenses shopping vouchers, and other confidential documents. They wanted to secure these materials from the hundreds of employees and visitors who access the site.The challenge The printing press site is comprised of a large complex that recentl...

Axis network cameras upgrade IP surveillance system at Freightliner's Manchester terminal

 Freightliner improved surveillance at its Manchester terminal with 13 AXIS 211 and AXIS P1343 Network CamerasAxis Communications, the global leader in the network video market has provided a new IP surveillance system at Freightliner's Manchester terminal which allows users to quickly search and access vital footage and boost security operations. Freightliner, a leading intermodal rail freight operator in the UK, has improved surveillance at its Manchester terminal by replacing a...

UK Border Agency keeps security arrangements upgraded with the support of SSG and Cortech

 SSG and Cortech have been upgrading the existing security operations for the UK Border Agency in recent monthsThe UK Border Agency (UKBA) is responsible for controlling migration into the UK.  They manage border control for the UK, enforcing immigration and customs controls. Security Services Group (SSG) and Cortech Developments have worked with the UKBA over a number of years managing their evolving security requirements.  SSG operates as a business unit within Defence Esta...

Panasonic's President Bill Taylor elected to Security Industry Association Board of Directors

 PSNA President Bill Taylor, elected as member of the Board of Directors of the Security Industry Association Panasonic System Networks Company of America (PSNA) announced that its president, Bill Taylor, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Security Industry Association (SIA).The leading trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security market, SIA protects and advances its members' interests through a variety of pro-active activities including...

IP dome cameras of March Networks utilise Pixim's Seawolf chip technology

 March Networks has selected Pixim's Seawolf chip which is ideal for no-compromise IP dome camerasPixim Inc., a leading provider of imaging chips for enterprise security cameras, announced that global IP video solutions provider March Networks® has introduced a new fixed IP dome camera integrating Seawolf, Pixim's latest chip technology. The compact VideoSphere® CamPX MicroDome is an ONVIF-compliant, standard-definition camera with the industry's proven best wide dynamic range...

German Federal Ministry of the Interior to convey business ideas at Security Printing 2011

 Security Printing 2011 will highlight the latest data and expert insight in security printing technologiesPira International are pleased to announce that Andreas Reisen, the Head of "Passports and Identity Documents, Identification Systems" Division in the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany, will be speaking at Security Printing and Alternative Solutions in Central & Eastern Europe and Russia 2011, taking place 25-27 January 2011, in Zagreb, Croatia.Mr Reisen...

Facing airport security issues with various projects and solutions

Uwe Karl, BT Head of Airport Solutions at Siemens, addresses some of the security issues faced by airports Q: Can you tell us more about the security solutions Siemens has to offer? The main focus for Siemens is an integrated approach to airport security, one that seeks to recognise all the threats throughout the process rather than looking at them simply in isolation.  This means considering all the angles, from the perimeter protection of the airport through to preventing thefts f...

H.264 video compression standard for video compression: Improvement or buzzword?

 H.264 has become the compression standard of choice in the security industry The rising popularity of the H.264 video compression standard has established H.264 as ‘the buzzword' within the video surveillance industry. With all this talk of the possible enhancements brought to the fore by H.264, Kate Huber, Peter de konik and Piet Nieuwets of Optelecom-NKF present the true benefits and shortcomings of this popular standard in the first of a three-part review.H.264...

Minneapolis' transit services deploy Verint's Nextiva Transit surveillance software onboard

VerintSystems Inc. announced that the Metropolitan Council in Minneapolis / St. Paul is implementing the Nextiva Transit video solution from Verint Video Intelligence Solutions. The Metropolitan Council, which oversees transit operations in the Twin Cities' seven-county metro area and already leverages Verint's Nextiva Transit on its Metro Transit bus and rail system, invested in the video security technology in August 2009 to help enhance passenger and operator safety onboard its para-transit M...

Sepura signs security contract with the Bangladesh Police

 Bangladesh Police have deployed a digital TETRA communication system to enhance country's security Sepura has announced its first prestigious contract with the Bangladesh Police in Dhaka. The sales success was made possible by Comintel Sdn Bhd and their partner company Transonic Communication Ltd., based in Dhaka.As part of a major recent modernisation project, the Bangladesh Police deployed a digital TETRA communication system in major cities in order to provide secure communica...

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