Surveillance & Security News for December 2015

Nedap's Global Client Programme helps Danfoss transform its unified company strategy into a value proposition for security

Enabling a global strategy Before Danfoss introduced its ‘one company, one way’ strategy, decisions around real estate, security and access control were made independently by the company’s many business units. Now, these areas are centralised and take a global approach. Danfoss has established one overarching department for real estate, which takes care of its physical security and access control across the world, and has appointed a global head of physical security. This depa...

OPTEX detectors protect against theft of expensive machinery at an arable farm and neighbouring windfarm in North Lincolnshire

The success of a security installation using OPTEX detectors to protect against the theft of expensive machinery and equipment at an arable farm in the North West of the UK has led to a similar system being deployed to protect turbines at a neighbouring windfarm. Edward Fowler and his brother run the arable farm in the same region and had experienced a number of break-ins, with diesel being stolen and damage caused to farmyard machinery. Comprehensive and advanced system They approached local...

AXIS P1435-E and P1435-LE HDTV IP cameras for 24/7 video surveillance

AXIS P1435-E and AXIS P1435-LE offer high image quality with full HDTV 1080p resolution at frame rates up to 60 fps, and feature Axis’ Lightfinder technology as well as Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) - Forensic Capture, allowing them to master even the most complex and challenging light conditions. The new cameras are ideal for video surveillance of city squares, railway platforms, cargo loading bays, airport terminals and retail showrooms with large window fronts. Masters difficult light condi...

Security industry’s top 10 mergers & acquisitions of 2015

For the second year in a row, Canon made the biggest M&A move in the security marketplace in 2015. How could Canon top the industry shockwaves it created in 2014 when the Japanese giant acquired VMS company Milestone Systems? That’s easy: They bought Axis Communications for $2.8 billion in 2015.   Although the Canon-Axis deal grabbed the most headlines and was easily the most shocking M&A announcement of 2015, it was certainly not the only big news on the mergers...

Solar and wireless video surveillance technologies continue to revolutionise security market

Video surveillance technologies such as solar and wireless security which are cost-effective and sustainable have witnessed increased adoption. Innovative end-user focused security companies will flourish in the coming years as new market verticals are looking to address security issues.   Evolution of surveillance Looking back over the past year, it is easy to see how the security industry has continued to realise substantial gains. Some of these gains have been financial, s...

Hardening perimeter security by integrating more access control technology at entrances

At 2015 year-end, we are continuing to see a trend toward hardening the perimeter for buildings and property. I believe we are approaching a tipping point with respect to C-suite awareness of the perils of unauthorised entry, often called “piggybacking” or “tailgating” in security vocabulary. Top executives are becoming more aware of the threat and the potential cost of such threats, and they’re motivating their organisations to take action. Role of trusted consult...

Surveillance technology advancements in 2016 to see greater accuracy in analytics applications

Overall, 2015 was an interesting year for the security industry and Panasonic. We’ve seen some exciting advancements in surveillance technology, including a strong uptick in body-worn cameras for law enforcement. The transition to IP cameras continues; but with economic ups and downs, we also saw customers hanging on to existing systems longer than expected, so providing support and helping them migrate at their own pace will continue to be a priority for us. From a global perspective, the...

American Integrated Security Group opens new office in Brooklyn Heights, Ohio

The new addition brings the total number of AISG offices to six locations throughout the United States American Integrated Security Group (AISG), North America’s fastest growing full service security systems integrator, is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Brooklyn Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, OH, for the convenience of the growing customer base in Ohio and Midwest U.S. The new addition brings the total number of AISG offices to six locations throughout...

Vanderbilt Aliro IP access control solution V1.15 with new roll call feature

Vanderbilt, a global leader in providing state-of-the-art security systems, has announced a new version of its innovative Aliro Internet protocol (IP) based access control solution. Aliro Market Package 1.15 provides a range of refinements to the previous product (originally launched at the end of 2014), while introducing new features to improve functionality within small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This is the first rebranded access control system from Vanderbilt since its acquisition o...

Wavestore V5.52 video management software maximises ROI

Wavestore has introduced an updated version of its Video Management Software (VMS), that includes a long list of new features as well as improvements to existing functionality, to ensure that Wavestore’s customers worldwide can maximise their return on investment in new or existing security systems. Active Directory support Among the many new attributes of the version 5.52 is Active Directory support, which means users can now be set up to be a member of a Wavestore group within the Acti...

Tyco security solution integrates access control, video surveillance systems at WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa

The casino’s security personnel are better able to manage live and recorded video directly from video devices Tyco Security Products announced recently that WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa, has deployed a complete security solution using victor Unified security management platform to integrate its access control and video surveillance systems for use throughout its recently expanded casino facilities, hotel and parking lots. Provide single user interface In...

Glen Greer appointed Vanderbilt Director of Product Lines

Greer will work closely with the engineering team to improve product development Vanderbilt, a global leader in the delivery of innovative, highly reliable technologies that help organisations ensure safety and security, recently announced the addition of Glen Greer as Director of Product Lines. Greer comes to Vanderbilt with a deep understanding of business and product strategy, and will work closely with the engineering team to improve product development. Background G...

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