Surveillance & Security News for December 2014

Arecont Vision’s high resolution megapixel cameras help protect Posco-Malaysia steel mill in Malaysia

Posco-Malaysia Sdn., Bhd. is the first electro-galvanising steel mill in Malaysia, operated by the world's fourth largest steelmaker, Pohang Iron & Steel Company (Posco) of Korea. A pioneer in electro-galvanising steel technology in Malaysia, the company built the new Posco-Malaysia factory in Pulau Indah, Klang, an island off the west coast of Selangor, Malaysia. It represents a significant development in the Malaysian steel industry, whose growth is driven by the international export marke...

EVVA's AirKey provides safe and sustainable security solution

The idea for the Solar Decathlon originates in the USA. Since 2002, the competition has been bringing together universities from around the world with the objective of designing and operating an energy-efficient, solar-powered house. The aim is to support solar technologies in buildings. Each year the competition is hosted alternately in Europe and America. In summer 2014, it was held in Paris Versailles for the first time. Twenty pavilions that had been designed by teams of students from 16 nat...

Milestone Systems’ IP video management technology helps Taminco USA manage employee safety and federal regulation

Milestone Systems’ open platform IP video management technology is helping Taminco USA to manage employee safety and to uphold federal regulations for the production and transportation of hazardous materials. Taminco manufactures compounds and solutions for agricultural, personal and home care, energy and water treatment chemicals. To research and develop these essential compounds, Taminco uses a wide variety of solutions, powders and other substances for its manufacturing sites. The Depa...

Impact of 4K cameras to accelerate in 2015

Over the past year Sony has expanded its product lineup to include a range of capabilities Sony 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: Many would agree that one of the most important trend in 2014 has been the emergence of 4K. We’ve already seen the first 4K security cameras hit the market, at a premium price. Sony is already a champion of 4K technology, which offers a resolution that is four times greater than Full HD (1080p), making for a sharp and detailed visual image. 4K w...

Security in the cloud...and beyond cameras and doors

Time will tell regarding how fast public cloud applications will be fully adopted in the security space Sureview 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: The continued movement to “cloud” or “distributed” applications will further impact how security manufacturers and integrators market and position their solutions and offerings. To the traditional security organisation, this brings an entirely new go-to-market and pricing strategy as well as a completely diffe...

Growing confidence in security industry as business leaders look to 2015

The SIA Security Market Index rose to 74.6 in November 2014, up from 72.3 in September SIA 2014/2014 Review and Forecast: The Security Industry Association (SIA) has begun to conduct a bimonthly survey of select SIA members to measure confidence in the security industry through the SIA Security Market Index. Using a scale of 1-100, the SIA Security Market Index reflected growing confidence among security industry business leaders throughout 2014 and into 2015. The SIA Securi...

Transition to IP opens market to solutions from IT

The rise of IP based security systems has also opened up the market for new systems solutions from the IT market Viakoo 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: There continues to be a sizeable increase in activity across the professional security industry in the United States as the economy grows stronger. One of the strongest segments is commercial construction, which is an influential driver for the purchase and installation of security systems. Based on this trend, along with s...

Quality and service will transcend price in security marketplace

A return to quality and service will transcend the overall desire for price in the marketplace in 2015 ACT 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: 2014 has proved to be a positive year that displayed an increase in activity. The perception of an expanding U.S. economy has provided the impetus for corporate America to release capital security projects that have been held in abeyance for an exceedingly long time. Also, large-scale capital expenditures have become available for the first...

Strategically expanding security’s role in the enterprise

Organisations are looking to emerging technologies to enhance security and communications Verint 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: The overall economy was solid in 2014, with large regions and industries continuing to grow and emerging markets revealing even greater opportunity. We are seeing emerging signs of strength in industries like Higher Education that are expanding their security horizons, or taking note of global events. Additionally, security organisations continue to...

Focusing video on the SMB market and beyond

There was significant growth in the video surveillance market in 2014 for Hikvision Hikvision 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: In 2014, we saw a great deal of economic growth in North America, and in correlation, significant growth in the video surveillance market. We’re observing a lot of greenfield projects as well as upgrades to existing security infrastructure across multiple vertical markets. Particularly we’ve seen a significant uptake in education, banking/fi...

Credentials on mobile devices to accelerate in 2015

Credential form factors include mobile devices that provide a better way to open doors HID Global 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: High-profile credit card breaches during 2014 raised the profile of low-security solutions while highlighting the need for more secure smart cards. There were no real surprises, as the industry steadily continued its large-scale transition to access control platforms based on open standards. This transition sets the stage for unprecedented innovatio...

Addressing confusion about competing HD transport solutions

How will the industry address the confusion about competing HD surveillance local-site transport solutions? HDcctv Alliance 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: 2014 was another good year: Video surveillance equipment unit sales continued to grow slightly above the 7 percent compound annual growth rate of recent years. Notably, 2014 was the first year that HD cameras that are as reliable, as convenient, and as affordable as sub-HD NTSC cameras became widely available. As a result,...

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