Surveillance & Security News for December 2015

Hikvision Darkfighter IP dome cameras provide low-light surveillance for Salford City Council

When Salford City Council began upgrading its public space CCTV cameras with Hikvision's Darkfighter models, video operatives reported some unusual results: they were suddenly able to see crystal clear night time images. Previously low-light surveillance images were murky and suspicious activity hard to make out. Now, armed with Darkfighter cameras from Hikvision, Salford's control centre is able to offer true 24/7 active monitoring while simultaneously reducing bandwidth requirements. The City...

Hikvision IP security video solution protects new Islamabad shopping mall development

A building development can fairly be described as ‘iconic’ when it changes the very skyline of a city. That was the case in Islamabad, Pakistan, for Centaurus, a three-skyscraper complex –the tallest buildings in the city – all linked by a prestigious shopping mall. When the four-storey mall housing over 250 shops needed a powerful and effective surveillance system, they turned to Hikvision for high quality IP security video. Centaurus is a mixed use real estate developm...

MOBOTIX hemispheric cameras keep track of Iceland Post

With a history stretching back to 1776, Iceland Post was founded following a decree from King Christian VII of Denmark, demanding an Icelandic postal service. Two years later, biannual sailings were introduced between the two countries, establishing a connection which continues to this day. In 1873, the first Icelandic stamps were issued and the postal system was placed under local administration, finally becoming an incorporated company in 1998. With a distribution network that reaches 99.5% o...

Dahua provides video surveillance solution for Villa d’Este hotel in Italy

The Villa d’Este hotel The Villa d’Este has been nestled in Cernobbio for almost 150 years. It was built in 1568 as a private residence and was transformed into a hotel in 1873. The Villa itself is a great example of Renaissance architecture and its luxurious rooms are located majestically along the shore of Lake Como. For years, many international awards have been bestowed upon Villa d’Este as the most wonderful hotel in the world. It has received numerous prestigious intern...

Nirvana Spa relieves surveillance system stress with SurroundVideo panoramic megapixel cameras from Arecont Vision

Customer Nirvana Spa is located about an hour outside of London in the Berkshire countryside. The award-winning facilities feature a variety of amenities including treatment rooms for hands-on healing, a gym, cafes, and 14 natural mineral water pools designed for pleasure, relaxation, or therapy. Nirvana Spa has a well-deserved reputation for luxury and first class service that has attracted a diverse range of clientele seeking to relax and unwind in secure and pampered comfort. Challenge Vi...

Security and video opportunities to bloom amidst global threats and migrant crisis

As the world faces new threats and challenges at the end of 2015, the security market looks more and more attractive for companies and employees around the world. Digital technology increasingly is replacing a traditional physical security approach, upgrading old-school analogue alarms and CCTV. Attractive security projects From AxxonSoft’s point of view, security projects seem very attractive because they normally can bring up to 30% profit for a standard security system installation....

3xLOGIC on the value of “dark data” collection from video, access control, intrusion and biometrics

2015 was one of the more stable of the last five years. We’re seeing a fundamental increase in confidence that is freeing up capital spend. There’s a good bit of pent-up demand, and larger projects are being funded. We’re seeing more M&A deals, not an explosive change, but a marked increase and more quality deals. These deals reflect an interest and demand for services and solutions. The commoditisation of cameras and NVR/DVRs is putting pressure on long-term players as we...

5 basics for implementing effective physical security

Deadly terrorist attacks on buildings have highlighted the need of a well-designedand well implemented physical security programme What constitutes a well-designed physical security programme? Deadly terrorist attacks on buildings such as the San Bernardino Administrative Centre, Riverside Countyin California., have highlight the need of a well-designed and well implemented physical security programme. S.Steven Oplinger, Chair of the ASIS Physical Security Council, outlines 5...

Terrorism drives global demand for crash-resistant barriers, barricades and bollards at embassies and consulates

As terrorism continues to rear its ugly head, we at Delta Scientific have been upgrading high-profile embassy and consulate facilities for several major counties around the world. 2015 was a strong year for us. We saw an increase in manufacturing output on our complete line of vehicle barricades and guard booths. 2016 shows no signs of slowing down.    Increased global security measures for explosive-laden vehicles  The Middle East is a particular hotbed for increas...

Hikvision $3.1 billion line of credit - will this shake up the security industry?

We don’t usually report on financial news here, but a recent financial move by up-and-coming industry leader Hikvision warrants attention. Specifically, Hikvision in Hangzhou, China, has secured a $3.1 billion line of credit from the government-owned China Development Bank. Companies use a variety of financing tools to provide the currency they need to fuel growth, so in that regard, Hikvision’s move is to be expected. Given their ambitious growth timeline, both in China and throug...

Networking and advanced integration trend to see large technology companies enter security market in 2016

Overall, 2015 has yielded positive results across the professional security industry due to the global demand for enhanced and expanded security in response to greater risks and threats. Over the past year, Altronix has participated in the industry’s growth with new technology offerings and an expanded reseller channel. The need to effectively respond to system trouble and remotely manage devices has become increasingly important to maintain security around the clock. More large technolo...

Tyco Security Products’ home automation access control solutions to be showcased at CES 2016 in Las Vegas

Tyco will highlight its IQ panel, a robust wireless smart home solution, at the event in Las Vegas Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, will showcase its connected home solutions in its debut appearance at the 2016 CES show, January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas. The world’s gathering place for consumer technologies provides an ideal platform to feature the company’s expanding range of techn...

Hikvision Singapore wins Gold Award at One Asia Awards 2015 for sales success in Asia

The Gold Award recognised Hikvision’s outstanding sales success in the Asian market Hikvision Singapore, a subsidiary of Hikvision Digital Technology – the worldwide leader in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has won the prestigious Gold Award in the 2015 One Asia Awards. As well as recognising the company’s outstanding sales success in the Asian market, the One Asia judges also commented positively on the Singapore office’s localis...

Quality video stream, longer retention time boosts performance for HD cameras in 2015

How did the overall economy impact the security marketplace in 2015? In as much as security is more and more becoming a necessity, it would be difficult to gauge whether the economy had any direct effect other than at a budget level. With the introduction of 4K technology, video storage with longer retention time has become the need of the hour. Being a manufacturer of IP video storage solutions, BCDVideo has been able to work with security integrators and camera manufacturers from around the wo...

Matured 4K technology and growth of next generation 4K in 2016

2015 has been a mixed year. There’s been aggressive competition in the security industry and difficult market conditions in some parts of Europe. The market has slowed down, but at the same time there is still a huge demand for new solutions coming into the market. As a manufacturer, we continue to see strong demand for innovative products. Overall, the industry has matured this year. The full HD market is established now, and more security professionals are now looking beyond that. 4K an...

FLIR TCX PTZ thermal camera with onboard video motion detection analytics launched

FLIR Systems, Inc. recently launched the FLIR TCX PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom), the first thermal PTZ camera that is both compatible with the industry’s top video standards and includes onboard Video Motion Detection (VMD) analytics. The FLIR TCX PTZ outperforms standard visible light cameras by using a thermal camera to provide the industry’s most accurate alarm assessment and visual verification. Using thermal, security professionals can see clearly in complete darkness, in challenging lig...

FLIR, DJI to develop DJI Zenmuse XT stabilised camera for commercial drone operators

FLIR and DJI announced plans to develop DJI Zenmuse XT stabilised camera featuring FLIR’s thermal imaging technology FLIR Systems, Inc. announced new technology collaboration with drone industry leader DJI Innovations. Under the strategic arrangement, the companies also announced plans to develop their first joint product, the DJI Zenmuse XT stabilised camera featuring FLIR’s thermal imaging technology for DJI’s Inspire 1 and Matrice aerial platforms. Combin...

Continued growth of thermal imaging cameras for perimeter security

The security market was affected by the economic situation in 2015. However, the penetration of thermal products for security applications continues, and FLIR is seeing strong growth. The company saw the use of thermal imaging cameras continue to develop in perimeter security. End users and integrators are experiencing excellent results by combining high-quality thermal cameras with video analytics. The take up of thermal cameras is increasing for security applications as the industry recognises...

Tyco's version 8.1 of Proximex Surveillint PSIM solution enables faster security operations

Tyco Security Products has announced the release of version 8.1 of its Proximex Surveillint PSIM solution, which offer new capabilities for faster configuration, deployment and management of alerts so security operations personnel can respond more quickly and appropriately to events. Under the user-friendly centralised deployment and configuration wizard, integrators can create and configure event and video integration modules, manage sensors, zones or areas, and design operator tasks and confi...

Videonet develops CitizenEyes app for video surveillance via smart phone

Lars Ehlin, CEO of Videonet is very pleased with the development of Videoneteyes, a platform for the transfer, presentation and recording of live video from smart phones. "With this platform, we can revolutionise the safety of both companies and society at large. Using CitizenEyes, virtually all people can contribute to a safer society. All they need do is to download our free app. That means that they are prepared in case something happens that quickly needs to be documented", states Lars Ehli...

TDSi offering free authorised training sessions internationally

The company has already completed training sessions in France and South East Asia Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is offering a programme of free authorised training sessions internationally to meet demand from installers, partners and customers around the world. The company has already completed training sessions in France and South East Asia with further dates to be announced. Offering latest technology trends and opportunities Kevan Fry, Senior Export Technical Supp...

Security and IT convergence accelerates technology advancement and innovation

We in the industry have talked about IT’s growing influence in security technology decision-making for a number of years. This year, we have seen the trend accelerate rapidly. Significant changes are occurring in data centre infrastructure technology, creating major disruption to the large enterprise server and storage providers. This is fundamentally changing the way the security industry thinks about IT. 2015 trend – emergence of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) One of the bi...

ZKAccess to sponsor ESA 2016 Leadership Summit

The Summit will be held February 1st through February 3rd at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler ZKAccess, a leading provider of biometric and RFID security solutions, is proud to announce sponsorship of the 2016 ESA 2016 Leadership Summit, along with other industry-leading manufacturers. The Summit will be held February 1st through February 3rd at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, AZ.  Developing leadership skills Now in its 8th year, t...

ISD Tech expands senior team with appointment of Graeme Currie, Gary Sturge, and Sarah Stanton

ISD expanded senior team to meet growing UK and global demand for its fully integrated fire detection and security solutions After increasing 2015 turnover by 40%, security systems integration specialist ISD Tech has expanded its senior team to meet growing UK and global demand for its fully integrated fire detection and security solutions. The company attributes its growth surge to an agile partnership approach that enables a painless transition from costly, cumbersome o...

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