Surveillance & Security News for February 2011

Siemens and London Borough of Bexley join hands for a crime free and safe environment

Community safety has always been a priority for the London Borough of Bexley (LBB) and they are now the first local authority in the UK to adopt a new outsourced model that will help to further reduce crime and secure the safety of people and places within the borough. The security solutions team at Siemens was chosen to design, build, staff, manage and operate a comprehensive outsourced CCTV service for Bexley for the next 10 years. This new model has been put in place to reduce the long term...

Samsung CCTV solution for SPAR distribution centre

The origins of A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd date back to 1917, when Arthur Blakemore opened a 350sq ft counter service store in Wolverhampton. A.F. Blakemore has grown considerably over the past century and now employs around 5,500 people with a turnover in excess of £700 million per year. Following the acquisition of Tates Ltd in 1994, A.F. Blakemore also has a strong "own-stores" division encompassing more than 200 SPAR shops. The challenge A.F. Blakemore & Son's distribution cent...

Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm receives CCTV monitoring solutions from Siemens

Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm is approximately 25 km off the coast of Suffolk. It has a capacity of 500 megawatts (MW) making it the world's largest offshore wind farm once it becomes operational and Siemens Energy is supplying the 140 3.6 MW wind turbines which connect the wind farm to the National Grid. Greater Gabbard will play a vital part in supplying green electricity to meet the EU target to obtain 20 per cent of energy from renewable sources by 2020.To assist in the safe operation o...

Mobotix AG provides CCTV solutions to Ta’Qali Producers Group in Malta

Mobotix AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a successful project at Ta'Qali Producers Group, an association which represents the interest of farmers in Malta. The solution implemented by Mediterranean Protection Solutions provides 24 hour-a-day CCTV monitoring at 4 sites including 2 retail outlets, a grading station and circa 7,000 sq/f warehouse with an adjoining farmers market.Founded in 2007, Ta'Qali Producers Gro...

Bosch helps Athens International Airport migrate analogue CCTV system to IP for higher security standards

Athens International Airport was opened in 2001 to replace the now-closed Athens (Ellinikon) International Airport. It has become increasingly popular as a gateway to southeast and East Asia. In addition, it is the largest European gateway airport to the Middle East, due to its nearness to the region. Business objective The airport is designed to be upgraded over the ensuing years in order to meet the challenges of the increase in air travel. It is known for its continuous investment in pionee...

Canon helps maintain a high level of security at the Roman Colosseum

As one of the most impressive surviving buildings of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum is also one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world. While the vast majority of tourists, who flock to the site every year, are happy to simply experience one of the wonders of ancient Rome, a few either want to take a piece home with them or to leave their own mark on the monument. A high level of security is vital to ensure the preservation of the amphitheatre, and is therefore a key issue for th...

Innovative water treatment plant Davyhulme secured with high resolution MOBOTIX M24 cameras

Mobotix AG, a leading manufacturer of complete high-resolution IP video systems have released details of an installation by SeSys Limited, a MOBOTIX Solution Partner, that is recording construction of a new treatment process at Davyhulme Wastewater Treatment Works. The project uses an innovative process to be constructed by Principal Contractor Black & Veatch that has generated a lot of interest and prompted the need to record the development of the project from the ground up.The United Util...

Socomec selects HID Global to provide staff with secure and convenient access control solutions

Top reasons why Socomec chose HID Global solutions Easy and cost-effective deployment of logical access control by leveraging the existing HID Prox cards from previously installed HID physical access control. Time-saving solution for Socomec's IT department to manage multiple accounts in shared PC workstations. To enable more convenient and secure online access to employees at Socomec's production site. Leverage HID technology and credentials by using multiple applications such as time an...

MOBOTIX and ecl-ips upgrade CCTV security system at St. Dominic‘s Sixth Form College to save security costs

MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project at St. Dominic‘s Sixth Form College which has substantially improved its CCTV security and reduced running costs. By switching to a digital, hi-resolution implemented and supported by ecl-ips Ltd., a MOBOTIX Advanced Partner, the college has dramatically improved reliability and reduced annual maintenance and support charges by around 20%.St. Dominic‘s...

HID Global fuels E-Passport and e-ID Adoption – technology being deployed in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain

HID Global, trusted worldwide leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, announced that the company's e-government RFID reader technology is being deployed in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain to help create a more robust identity-checking infrastructure in Europe. The company will be deploying its technology through leading system integrators in two additional countries during the first half of calendar 2011. HID's reader modules offer one of the world's fastest solut...

Large Australian bulk liquid terminalling company opts for Genetec's advanced access control solution to protect hazardous petrochemical site

Located in Melbourne, Australia, Coode Island is one of Victoria's major bulk liquid storage facilities. Supplying over 400,000 tons of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals yearly, Terminals Pty. Ltd. (Terminals) is Australia's largest independent bulk liquid terminalling company, receiving liquid products by pipeline from ships, and storing them in the approximately 70 tanks throughout the premises. Terminals shares Coode Island with other bulk liquid storage facilities. The business challeng...

Rail transit system stops security intrusions with SightLogix intelligent thermal analytic cameras

Overview Rail storage yards for a major US metropolitan transit system were being repeatedly broken into during nighttime hours and experiencing repeated vandalism of cars. The perpetrators were able to climb down from an adjacent bridge and gain access to the yard undetected. The existing video system was only able to display evidence of the break-ins after they occurred. The low-light environment also reduced the chances of identifying the vandals. There were sizable costs associated wit...

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