Surveillance & Security News for December 2015

QNAP launches first QTS & Android Combo NAS, TAS-168 and TAS-268

QNAP® Systems, Inc. recently announced the world’s first and only QTS-Android Combo NAS – TAS-168 and TAS-268, which support QTS & Android™ dual systems. Both systems share the same storage database, allowing users to simultaneously access media files and documents from QTS and Android™. With a compact mini-tower design, the TAS-168/268 comfortably fits in homes and small offices/workspaces. Coupled with up to terabytes of storage capacity and 4K (H.265 & H.26...

2015 sees rise of drone detection systems and the convergence of physical and cyber security

Physical and cyber security convergence, perimeter intrusion detection systems and fibre optic-based sensors were some of the security trends that picked up pace in 2015 and will continue to grow in the coming year as well. The beginning of 2015 started out slowly as the implementation of security projects by a number of organisations was postponed for various reasons. Mid-year picked up momentum, and the year is ending on a strong note. A significant trend was the gradual progression of conve...

Security market consolidation trending for 2015; cloud, IoT and home automation set to grow further in 2016

2015 was a year of consolidations: The spring of 2015 recorded the highest acquisition rate for a six-month period in 10 years. There were single-digit market growth rates reported in video surveillance due to price erosion affecting revenues. Video solution providers are expanding into access control, and both are slowly but steadily moving into the cloud. Users want the efficiency benefits of converging access control with video verification and unified operation. There are more cloud offering...

Nedap uPASS Reach readers provide hands-free parking access for Del Monte Philippines

Nedap uPASS Reach readers enable Del Monte to control access to the parking facilities to prevent unauthorised car entry Running the largest integrated pineapple operation in the world, Del Monte is one of the leading international food retailers. In order to improve security and provide employees and visitors with convenient access, Del Monte Philippines recently equipped their office with new access control and surveillance systems. Nedap’s uPASS Reach readers were sel...

Kwikset SmartCode deadbolt lock now compatible with Legrand Intuity home automation platform

Kwikset, the leader in residential security, announces that its line of SmartCode™ deadbolt locks is now compatible with Legrand’s Intuity home automation platform, part of the On-Q line. SmartCode locks with Home Connect™ technology are the industry’s leading wireless access control lock solution for the smart home. Home automation security solutions Legrand’s Intuity System brings together a wide array of stand-alone home technologies and devices into a unified...

ZKAccess biometric access control readers to be incorporated into Delta Turnstiles products

Delta will be ZKAccess' exclusive North America partner for sale & distribution of turnstiles under “Powered by ZKAccess” brand ZKAccess, a leading provider of biometric and RFID security solutions, is pleased to announce it has officially entered into a formal manufacturing and exclusive brand partnership with Delta Turnstiles, a leading manufacturer of secured entry products and solutions. Exclusive distribution in North America Delta will continue focusing...

MOBOTIX helps protect Newcastle’s St James’ Park with ultra-reliable and innovative IP-video solution

MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project for Newcastle United FC to provide its St James’ Park Stadium with a comprehensive IP-Video system to protect staff, visitors and property. The customer Since the construction of the first stand in 1830, St James’ Park has grown to become one of the UK’s largest and most iconic of stadia. The 52,000 seat capacity welcomes football and rugby fan...

Nedap and EntryPass provide secure access control for Rimbun condominium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nedap uPASS long-range identification system was installed to provide safe and convenient vehicle access control Located within Ampang Hilir (Kuala Lumpur), the upscale building Rimbun can easily be detected as it stands 17-story tall. In addition to the spacious residential homes and excellent facilities, the developers of the luxurious condominium expressed their desire for secure, manageable access control. Thanks to the combined systems of EntryPass and Nedap, the requirem...

How does the consumer market affect end users' expectations of security system features?

The connected workplace, increase in “bring you own device” environments and even the rise in telecommuting have served to blur the lines between an employee’s private life and his employment. The idea of an executive’s obsessive need to check his Blackberry while on vacation has crept into the popular culture and is now a familiar cliché that is as old as, well, Blackberries. The blurring of lines has also created a blurring of expectations. Now employees expect t...

Security industry in 2016 to see higher megapixel cameras, IT security strengthening and adoption of new technologies

The year 2015 has been notable in several ways. Industry changes include a rise in Chinese manufacturers in the mid- to low-end market, more mobile devices providing video surveillance, and the rise of omnidirectional and higher-megapixel cameras. Unexpectedly, the industry also saw an increase in popularity of do-it-yourself security systems and the speed with which Chinese companies saturated the marketplace with “good enough” products. Omni-directional cameras Oncam welcomes th...

Aftermath of the Paris attacks highlights required tradeoff of privacy in counter-terrorism

Second guessing is to be expected in the wake of terrorist attacks like the recent tragedy in Paris. After such attacks, security and intelligence professionals are prone to soul-searching – and to speaking out on the public airwaves –to address important questions: Could we have prevented it? What should we have done?  There tend to be two categories of second-guessing. The first centres on the idea that the intelligence community should have known about the planned attack and...

Imperial Capital reflects on the FLIR/DVTEL acquisition deal

Imperial Capital estimates DVTEL has revenues of $35 to $45 million, growing at well over 10 percent annually On 30th November 2015, FLIR Systems announced it acquired DVTEL Inc., a provider of enterprise-class security and video surveillance solutions, for $92 million in cash. Commenting on the transaction, Imperial Capital views the announcement very positively. DVTEL is a leader in software and hardware technologies for advanced video surveillance. Imperial Capital estimat...

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