Surveillance & Security News for December 2014

Introducing emerald, CEM System's multifunctional IP access terminal

CEM Systems is part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and Security Company. CEM provides highly advanced security management solutions which include integrated access control, ID badging, alarm monitoring and the industry’s most advanced and flexible range of card readers. From a small facility to a large multi-site facility the sophisticated AC2000 access control system and advanced CEM products provide a solution to meet...

Skillweb launches 'SmartTask' solution for advanced employee scheduling and mobile workforce management

Skillweb has launched the next generation of SmartTask to create an advanced employee scheduling and mobile workforce management solution that helps to better plan and manage security officers. As a result, companies will now be able to take advantage of an integrated tool which combines intelligent rostering, live monitoring and integrated proof of attendance across teams of both static and mobile officers, making sure they are at the right place, at the right time to meet all service requireme...

Embracing big data and discontinuing antiquated systems

Big Data is a challenge that emerging technologies are working to address Quantum Secure 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: As demonstrated by end users’ continued desire to identify and implement technologies that provide the greatest level of protection for people, property and assets, it’s clear that security will always be a necessity. Today, customers demand strong, demonstrable ROI from those technologies and expect solutions to align with their overall business...

AxxonSoft powers security monitoring for Pan-American Highway

Axxon Intellect PSIM was installed at The Pan-American Highway's tollbooths to service and secure the highway The Pan-American Highway is the world's longest motorable road, connecting the U.S. and Canada with Latin America. Extending from the North Slope of Alaska to the southern tip of South America, the highway extends approximately 30,000 miles (48,000 kilometres) – greater than the circumference of the earth. Construction started in 1923 and, in some stretches, cont...

The year in mergers and acquisitions: Top 10 of 2014

2014 was a year for eye-popping merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the security space. The big deals of the year included some of the largest names in the industry. One name is larger than any in the security market – Google, which made not one but two acquisitions this year that could impact the future security market. It was also the year that a smaller player in the video camera market (although a huge familiar brand overall) bought a large, open systems V...

The power of uncoupling hardware and software

Uncoupling software from hardware allows manufacturers to respond faster to changes Nedap Security Management 2014/2015 Review and Forecast:Threats such as Mifare hacking, the European General Data Protection regulation coming in 2016, and the need for security to integrate with other IT-based systems – these are just some of the challenges security manufacturers and system users have to deal with and respond to. External factors such as these do provoke change in physic...

Users need more flexibility, security and longer-range solutions

End users continue to move to smart cards and smart readers, wanting the extra flexibilities they offer 2014 was very good year at Farpointe Data. Significantly, it became part of the DORMA group, which helps cement our standing as a global partner of premium RFID solutions, including proximity, smart card and long-range solutions, for access control professionals around the world. This is a good market as there has been sustained migration among end user customers of Farpoint...

Customers want more data analysis and auditing

2014 saw more organisations making data-driven decisions with insight or foresight provided by intelligent analysis of the data Morse Watchmans 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: 2014 saw a year of continued change in the security marketplace. A healthier economy triggered growth in new projects and helped loosen the purse strings for capital expenditures. From a technology standpoint, the industry evolution to a more network-centric environment created additional opportunitie...

Open standards in access control to increase end user choices in 2015

Open standards for access control and integration will offer end users far greater levels of choice ASSA ABLOY 2014/2015 Review and Forecast: Editor’s Note: This article is based on Mr. Bone’s answers to several questions about the 2014/2015 Review and Forecast posed by SourceSecurity.com.  We will continue to see a two-speed economy in general terms in Europe in the New Year, with the northern countries doing well and the southern countries continuing to be d...

Cannabis and Security: The security challenges of legalised marijuana sales in the United States

The decriminalisation of marijuana has left the security industry apprehensive to collaborate with the industry If ever there was a market tailor-made for security companies, it’s the growing cannabis industry. Although only two states – Colorado and Washington – currently allow the sale of recreational marijuana and 22 other states permit limited medical use, many within the industry believe the tide has turned in favour of legalisation. [After the recent el...

Penton announces International Wireless Communications Expo 2015 keynote speakers

Penton’s IWCE keynote speakers includes Roger Cressey and Dr. Reginald Brothers Penton’s International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has announced Roger Cressey, a counter-terrorism analyst for NBC News and former presidential advisor, will give the Opening Keynote Address for its 2015 show. Dr. Reginald Brothers, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will give the Morning Keyno...

CNL Software's IPSecurityCenter PSIM receives factory certification under Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program

The interface provides security intelligence, allowing organisations to react faster and more precisely to incidents CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software is pleased to announce that its IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM has received Lenel factory certification under the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). The interface between IPSecurityCenter PSIM and the Lenel OnGuard access control, video and intrusion platform provid...

SSAIB appoints Alex Carmichael as Chief Executive

Alex Carmichael will be taking over from Geoff Tate who will be stepping down as CEO after 16 years in the role SSAIB, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary as the UK and Ireland’s leading fire, security and telecare certification body, has appointed its new Chief Executive. Alex Carmichael will be taking over from Geoff Tate, who announced earlier this year that he will be stepping down as CEO after 16 years in the role. Alex Carmichael is joining SSAIB from his cu...

Foxstream announces Samsung Techwin partnership

FoxCounter is Foxstream’s first solution to benefit from this strategic alliance Foxstream, the fast growing software company specialising in real-time VCA (Video Content Analysis) is pleased to announce its partnership with Samsung Techwin. Foxstream’s people counting application can now be run on board Samsung Techwin’s Open Platform WiseNetIII cameras and end users can therefore benefit from a high performance counting application which works fully with S...

BCDVideo certifies new Johnson Controls P2000 video management system

The P2000 VMS helps to navigate between various management systems BCDVideo has announced the certification of Johnson Controls’ newly released P2000 Video Management System (P2000 VMS) on their Nova Series line of enterprise-class storage solutions. This new VMS offers a single, open interface to intuitively navigate between video management, video analytics, system integration, and alarm management. Standard, Professional, and Enterprise editions of the software are cu...

Terrorist threats increase need to protect soft targets

With a growing threat from home-grown terrorists, there will be a greater need to protect soft targets as well as to use portable barriers Delta Scientific 2014/2015 Review & Forecast:In 2014, hard targets, such as government facilities, airports, refineries and similar installations continued to boost sales for Delta Scientific by protecting themselves from car- and truck bombers using crash-rated vehicle access control equipment including bollards, barriers, barricades a...

Multifocal sensor cameras opening up new markets

2015 will see Multifocal sensor cameras opening up new markets for Dallmeier Dallmeier 2014/2015 Review and Forecast:The resolution of megapixel cameras is always going to be higher. But people are starting to understand that resolution is not everything, nor does it solve the problem of the customer. In addition, many megapixels on a single chip have unpleasant side-effects related to things like light sensitivity, lens quality, image rate and bandwidth. What really interes...

Simplifying management of large, geographically complex sites

Developers have made huge strides in the effectiveness, convenience, and reliability of the technologies used in video surveillance AxxonSoft 2014/2015 Review and Forecast:Video technology began with simple CCTV systems, but these systems have gradually become more sophisticated, offering both scene analytics and forensic post-analysis. The payoff is found in today's smart security systems. Video analytics are in use today in real-world conditions – on motorways, underg...

Security systems training course provider Tavcom launches online shop for installation and service engineers

The Tavcom shop includes installation tool kits, fibreglass wire running rod and telescoping poles Tavcom has launched an online shop to provide installation and service engineers with easy access to ‘need to have’ tools and test equipment. Accessible via the Tavcom Training, the online shop offers a wide range of equipment which engineers might not find easy to purchase elsewhere. “Virtually every technician and engineer who attends one of our BTEC accredi...

Matrox to exhibit new C-Series multi-display graphics cards and Matrox Mura MPX video wall controller boards at Intersec 2015

The attendees are invited to see how the latest Matrox products can be used to capture and display video and data in fire and rescue At Intersec 2015 (Dubai, Jan. 18–20) Matrox® Graphics will demonstrate new Matrox C-Series™ multi-display graphics cards and field-proven Matrox Mura MPX™ video wall controller boards on value added distributor NIT’s (Network Information Technology LLC) stand. Show attendees are invited to visit stand SA-J12 to see...

IP access control system manufacturer ISONAS announces Robert Lydic as Vice-President of Sales

Mr. Lydic will be responsible for managing the outside sales team and working to increase revenue ISONAS Inc., the leading pure IP access control system manufacturer, has announced that Robert Lydic has been added to the ISONAS executive team as Vice-President of Sales. Mr. Lydic comes to ISONAS with a significant proven history of leading top performing sales teams in the security and data industries.  In this role, Mr. Lydic will be responsible for managing the outside...

ASSA ABLOY signs agreement to acquire Digi Electronic Lock

The acquisition of Digi Electronic lock will strengthen ASSA ABLOY’s digital door lock segment ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Digi Electronic Lock, the leading digital door lock manufacturer in China. "I am very pleased to have Digi Electronic Lock and its competent personnel joining the ASSA ABLOY Group. Digi Electronic Lock is another strategic step in our expansion into new growth segments in China and other emerging markets”, says Johan Molin, P...

Milestone elevates Samsung Techwin to Elite Partner status

Samsung Techwin is only one of eight Milestone Camera Partners in the world to achieve this status Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has elevated Samsung Techwin to the status of Elite Partner in the Milestone Camera Partner Program (CaPP). To be named a Milestone Elite partner, companies must demonstrate outstanding sales, implementation, consulting and support for Milestone Systems solutions and consistently show excellence...

Smiths Detection announces five-year contract to supply X-ray scanners to U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The advanced scanners will cover a range of operations from screening baggages to examining cargo for contraband Smiths Detection Inc. recently announced a five-year contract to supply X-ray scanners to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for its non-intrusive inspection programme, aimed at protecting points of entry by land, air or sea. The advanced scanners will cover a range of operations, from screening passenger baggage to examining cargo for contraband, including n...

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