Surveillance & Security News for December 2017

Video surveillance in 2017: Deep learning and cloud-based analytics broke through

2017 witnessed a continued decline in the cost of cameras. While this creates a challenge for camera companies, it creates two clear opportunities: (1) Product differentiation now relies more heavily on software rather than camera parameters, which drives more focus and rapid innovation on the software side, and (2) cameras have become more affordable which encourages an increase in the adoption rate and size of surveillance projects.   Artificial Intelligence surveillance applications Ad...

ASSA ABLOY joins Z-Wave Alliance’s Board of Directors

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, announces the addition of ASSA ABLOY to the Alliance Board of Directors. Owner of leading and trusted lock brands such as Yale, Mul-T-Lock and ABLOY, ASSA ABLOY joins principal members ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO, Huawei, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, LEEDARSON, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings, and Sigma Designs. Smart security and connected access control “ASSA...

Redvision appoints Stephen Lightfoot as Technical Director

Redvision, the UK manufacturer of the X-SERIES and VOLANT rugged, PTZ dome cameras and Redcop, rapid deployment systems, has promoted Stephen Lightfoot to the position of Technical Director. The appointment is a result of Redvision’s continued growth in UK and international markets and successful expansion of its IP and analogue product ranges. X-SERIES and VOLANT PTZ camera projects Paul Hucker, Redvision director, said, “Stephen’s responsibilities include managing the techn...

Redvision launches VOLANT PTZ rugged dome camera for outdoor security

Redvision, a UK manufacturer of high-performance, rugged CCTV cameras and housings, has launched IP and analogue VOLANT rugged domes. The VOLANT is by far the fastest, quietest and most accurate rugged PTZ camera available in today’s security industry. Identical web interface for VOLANT and X-SERIES Stephen Lightfoot, technical director at Redvision, explains, “The VOLANT draws on Redvision’s extensive experience of building cameras for tough, hazardous and corrosive, outdoor...

FLIR Systems launches FB-Series ID thermal fixed bullet camera with intrusion and perimeter detection

FLIR Systems, Inc. introduces the FB-Series ID, the latest fixed bullet thermal security camera in the FB-Series family. Combining best-in-class thermal image detailing and high-performance onboard analytics, the FB-Series ID is ideal for narrow to wide area perimeter detection and sterile-zone monitoring. Improved analytic performance The FB-Series ID features accurate video analytics that are capable of classifying human or vehicular intrusions. Combined with FLIR’s custom Automatic Ga...

Yale Commercial introduceas A-ALR emergency exit technology to 6000 Series exit devices

Yale Commercial, an ASSA ABLOY group company is pleased to announce its A-ALR emergency exit option for 6000 Series exit devices. Featuring the sleek lines of the original 6000 Series exit device, with the complete features of an alarmed exit device, the new A-ALR emergency exit option for the Yale 6000 Series exit device is suitable for commercial applications concerned with loss prevention, including retail, hospitality and more. The 6000 Series exit device with A-ALR emergency exit option ha...

British Standard Institution revises information security management system norms

BSI, the business standards company, has revised its guidance standard for information security management systems, BS 7799-3 ‘guidelines for information security risk management.’ BS 7799-3 specifically assists organisations regarding the risks and opportunities aspects in the internationally recognised ISO 27001 information technology, security techniques, information security management systems and requirements. BS 7799-3 provides guidance on defining, applying, maintaining and e...

GJD supports Key 103’s Mission Christmas Cash for Kids

GJD announces its support for Key 103’s Mission Christmas Cash for Kids appeal, which aims to make Christmas special for local children. GJD will be hosting its official Christmas jumper day, which is a great opportunity for all staff and visitors to wear their festive jumpers and make a cash donation to support Key 103’s Mission Christmas. In 2016, the appeal generated upwards of £15.5 million in gifts and donations which were distributed to more than 360,000 disadvantaged ki...

How drone detection will protect cyber security in 2018

Over the past year, there was an unprecedented rise in drone incidents. Drones were unwelcome at and threatening the physical and cybersecurity of defence organisations, stadiums, corporations, and data centres, among organisations with critical infrastructure. Legislation is only just emerging now, and laws protecting airspace are hard to enforce, especially if a pilot is unaware of the risks of their flight or is flying with malicious intent. Laws can be circumvented, but detection technology...

Connected, cyber-secure solutions will lead the security market in 2018

2017 was quite an interesting and eventful year for the physical security industry. The economy has been robust and technology has become progressively sophisticated—with interactive services, cloud computing and network-based solutions taking charge to provide new insights to installers and their end-user customers. The Internet of Things is creating increasingly integrated solutions, with a heightened emphasis on total connectivity. Changing security expectations World events have als...

2018 will leverage IoT to integrate security and other sensor-based technology

2017 was a very interesting year within the security industry. Although the overall economy seems to be in a stable and growing state, security spending seems to have become more “thought-out” and strategic as opposed to some of the impulsive spending on the latest pieces of technology to hit the marketplace. Many end users and integrators are thinking more long-term and some of the biggest concerns have been scalability and interoperability. Unified management platforms One of the...

NBCS Consultancy launched to offer law enforcement agencies with security management service

National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not-for-profit organisation that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime, has announced the introduction of a new consultancy service. NBCS Consultancy is specifically designed to help members and non-members alike configure effective security strategies, implement risk based deployment, address loss prevention and online fraud, and deliver effective policy and stakeholder manageme...

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