Surveillance & Security News for February 2012

Panasonic improves the functionality of i-PRO SmartHD WJ-NV200 Network Disk Recorder

Panasonic System Networks Company of America has enhanced the intelligent functionality of the i-PRO SmartHD WJ-NV200 Network Disk Recorder with an expansion kit that adds age and gender estimation, visitor counting, and other functions to the NVR's embedded face matching technology. The i-PRO SmartHD WJ-NVF20 advanced intelligence expansion kit enables new security and business management functionality to be added to installed WJ-NV200 recorders using a firmware update based on an installation...

Automated key control and management systems boost electronic access control

  An automated key control system bridges the gap between mechanical and electronic access control systems The vast array of doors, entrances and restricted areas securing semi-public locales are increasingly demanding the need for effective and easy access control management. In this article, Fernando Pires, VP Sales and Marketing at Morse Watchmans, highlights the effectiveness and convenience offered by automated key control systems that have narrowed the gap...

US Transportation Security Administration: SightLogix analytics 100% accurate at Buffalo Airport

The TSA recently tested the SightLogix IP Thermal SightSensor outdoor video analytic camera system at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The SightLogix system, comprising Thermal SightSensor video analytic cameras for detecting and tracking intrusions over large areas and SightTrackers, which automatically steer Pelco PTZ cameras to zoom and follow detected targets, was tested by the TSA at the airport from March 7-11, 2011. Fixed SightSensors were installed to protect critica...

CNL Software appoints three engineers to expand its US operations

 Jonathan Barker, Mitch Mershon and Darren Monroe will help commercialise CNL's PSIM softwareCNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its US operations with the addition of three engineers to support knowledge transfer within its partner network.The addition of Jonathan Barker, a senior software development engineer along with Mitch Mershon and Darren Monroe as solutions engineers, is affirmation of...

Fujinon's CCTV telephoto zoom lens deployed at Scotland's Dolphin Conservation Society

  Pyser SGI Limited to supply Fujinon's CCTV cameras to a secialist Inverness based company WIldlife-for-all A Fujinon D60x16.7SR4DE-V21 extreme long rame long range, high definition CCTV, day/night telephoto zoom lens, supplied by UK/Ireland distributor Pyser-SGI Limited to specialist Inverness based company Wildlife-for-all, is being used in a land-based remote controlled camera system in NE Scotland for watching whales and dolphins off shore in the North Sea.The viewing system ha...

NICE installs over 1000 NICE Inform information management solutions across the world

NICE Inform helps security operations in various industries manage incident information such as video dataNICE recently announced that it has installed more than 1,000 NICE Inform incident information management solutions globally. NICE Inform was the world's first such solution for the security sector, capturing and fusing diverse multimedia content, thereby enabling authentic and synchronised incident reconstruction and case management for investigations, debriefings and training purposes.&qu...

Genetec wins Montreal’s Top Employers award for the seventh consecutive year

 Genetec's unified IP security technology and solutions are used across a wide range of vertical marketsGenetec, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a leading provider of world-class unified IP security solutions, announced recently that it has been selected for the 7th consecutive year as one of Montreal's Top Employers. The annual competition profiles employers in Greater Montreal who lead in providing not only exceptional workplaces but also the most progressive and forward-t...

IEI Technology launches WAFER-CV-N26001/D27001 embedded computer board

IEI Technology Corp. (IEI), the global industrial PC innovator, announced the launch of the WAFER-CV-N2600x/D2700x. This 3.5- embedded computer board is based on new options for the Intel® Atom? processor N2600 and D2700 series. The WAFER-CV-N26001/D27001 supports resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 with the Chrontel CH7511 DP to LVDS converter. It has an operating temperature range of -20°~ 70°.IEI's WAFER-CV-N26001/D27001 embedded computer board includes an Intel Atom processor N2600 or...

Idesco introduces secure access control reader to the market

Idesco is delighted to be introducing a pinnacle achievement in secure access control: the Access 8 CD 5 2.0 AES. Why is this reader so much more secure? Quite simply, a 128 bit AES cipher encrypts any data travelling from this already extremely secure access control reader to its hosting system's controller. Furthermore, all access control or security key data processed outside the reader housing is also encrypted. (In our next issue we will present our revolutionary innovation that securely de...

Bosch upgrades its access control solution with new Access Professional Edition (APE) 2.1

With the release of Access Professional Edition (APE) 2.1 Bosch Security Systems further enhances its widely-used access control solution for small and medium-sized companies. Thanks to new interfaces, an even larger number of devices and operating systems are now compatible.Since its initial launch, the easy-to-use, scalable access control software APE meets an extensive range of security requirements and assures an easy integration of access control with a variety of security functions, such a...

TDSi releases a module for true TCP/IP integration from its EXgarde PRO software suite

TDSi, a global leader in access control systems for all sizes of businesses and organisations has launched a module for true TCP/IP integration from its EXgarde PRO software suite to alarm specialist Texecom's Premier range of Intruder Alarm panels.  The solution allows full integration of Texecom's Premier range of panels to other serial based devices such as IP CCTV, TDSi's VUgarde NVR providing visual verification of Intruder Alarms through TDSi's EXgarde PRO.John Davies, Managing Direct...

IndigoVision introduces situation management software, SMS4 release 4 to safeguard evidence

SMS4 release 4, launched recently, adds system integrity assurance, a continuous assessment of the health of the system to ensure every part is operating correctly. This safeguards the evidential chain and brings peace of mind that when a situational response is called for the system is ready and capable.Operators are now alerted the instant there is a problem, whether camera, storage or network-related, letting them see what is wrong and where. Automatic escalation ensures that no integrity ale...

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