Surveillance & Security News for February 2006

Biometrics - A path toward security and convenience

Biometrics help secure airports around the world, but the protection doesn’t stop there.  Nathan Cummings explores the application of Biometrics further. Travel to the United States, and chances are good that at the gate, you’ll be greeted by a machine rather than a person. Like a customs agent reading a passport, these machines use physical features to confirm that you really are who you claim to be – except that unlike a person, they can’t be fooled, bribed or caj...

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University is a land grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution located at college Station, Texas.  The university's enrolment numbers approximately 44,000 students studying for degrees in 10 academic colleges.  The school has a 5,200-acre campus among the largest in he nation with more than 100 buildings, a 324-acre research park and a campus value exceeding $1 billion. The Challenge For any university creating a safe environment, around the clock, for student...

Ease of use prompts switch

Park Avenue Bank standardizes on March Networks TechnologyThe vast improvement in the quality of evidence obtained from digital video recording (DVR) systems is helping security executives in the banking sector resolve more and more incidents of fraud and theft.  Equally significant, says Larry Hale, assistant vice president of Park Avenue Bank, is the dramatic improvement in the speed of retrieving video evidence."Now, it's just a matter of typing in the date and time and selecting a...

PowerFence™ perimeter fences that have no false alarms, deter attack and are always armed are vital in the corrections industry.

Gallagher PowerFence™ systems provide a complete deter and detect solution 24 hours a day, seven days a week.The fence secures a remote section of the perimeter that is not so easily seen from the guard towers.Perimeter Solutions for CorrectionsCorrectional Institutes are challenged to protect the public, protect their staff, and ensure a safe, secure and humane environment for offenders.  Gallagher PowerFence™ systems provide the perimeter solution to meet these requirements wi...

Don’t expect nirvana

The view that ‘dodgy' guard people will be on the way out and prices will rise for guard providers is rose-tinted, according to Douglas Greenwell, Marketing Director, of G4S Security Services (UK).  He spoke of his firm putting through price increases of about two per cent, to recover from licensing, and meeting some resistance from customers.  He said: "That's to reinforce the message - the only way prices are going to go up, or the only way we are going to improve our returns,...

ADI extends distribution network with Gardiner acquisition

ADI, a leading low voltage and security distributor, today announced its parent, Honeywell would acquire Gardiner Groupe Europe from Electra Partners Europe, a private equity firm, to strengthen ADI’s scope in security distribution throughout Europe.  The company anticipates completing the transaction in the first half of 2006, subject to regulatory review.Gardiner Groupe Europe, with their headquarters based in Paris, France is a leading distributor of CCTV systems, fire alarm,...

HID Promotes Frankie Man to Sales Director, Asia Pacific Region

HID, the premier manufacturer of contactless access control cards and readers for the security industry, today announced that Frankie Man has been promoted to sales director for the Asia Pacific region, reporting to Lester Doig, managing director of HID Asia Pacific Limited.  In his new position, Mr. Man will be responsible for expanding HID's market share and increasing the company's sales network in Asia Pacific.  By working with HID customers at all levels, Mr. Man and his t...

Biometrics: A Path Toward Security and Convenience

Biometrics help secure airports around the world, but the protection doesn’t stop there. Nathan Cummings explores the application of Biometrics further.Travel to the United States, and chances are good that at the gate, you’ll be greeted by a machine rather than a person. Like a customs agent reading a passport, these machines use physical features to confirm that you really are who you claim to be – except that unlike a person, they can’t be fooled, bribed or cajoled. Th...

K-12 education solution

Enhanced security in our nation's schools presents a set of challenges DVTeI is very familiar with: DVTel has more than 20 advanced network video installations at the high school and university level- Columbine and other violent school incidents changed everything.  No longer ran a Superintendent or Principal be content with a few cameras recording to outdated VCR technology.  The good news is that most school districts have IT or other personnel who are Familiar with lP network techno...

DHL delivers in Sweden with Siemens Building Technologies Security Products

When 4.2 million customers rely on you to fulfil more than 1 billion shipments every year, you had better ensure that your security is the best.  The solution for DHL Solutions Örebro warehouse in Sweden was a unique system that fully integrates intruder alarms, access control and fire warning systems, not to mention personal attack alarms and environmental functions such as lighting.  Further integration of a video surveillance system using more than 120 cameras brings the Ö...

G4Tec helps create safe hospital environment

In the day and age of terrorism and high crime, facilities of all kinds are taking drastic security measures to protect their employees and the public.  Whether an office building, staff room, or manufacturing plant, precautions are taken to keep out unwanted guests and track those who have access.  City hospitals fall high on the list of facilities that need to take extra precautions with their security.  Liberty Health encompasses three hospitals in eastern New Jersey, U.S.A:&nb...

Wild Wings

Restaurant chain's DVR systems keep profits from disappearingSmothered in one of 14 signature sauces from Asian Zing to Mango Habanero, and served up "Smilin', Sizzlin' or Screamin'," Buffalo Wild Wings are a popular American treat.  Meaty, tender and packed with flavour, they are a specialty of the house at 400 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar restaurants across the U.S.For franchisees, wings and profits are one and the same, so making sure they don't fly out the back door makes...

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