Surveillance & Security News for February 2014

Electronic Security Association’s latest fire certification approved by Louisiana Life Safety & Property Protection Advisory Board

Louisiana is the latest state to approve the ESA's newest fire certification Louisiana is the latest state to approve the Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) newest fire certification, Certified Fire Alarm Designer – Level III (CFAD), as an acceptable form of education to meet the requirements for fire alarm contractors in the state. Louisiana joins Iowa and Tennessee as the third state to approve the designation as an education requirement since it launche...

CBC (America) Corp. welcomes Alan Green as its Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Imaging Technology Division

Mr. Green will be responsible for identifying growth opportunities in IP surveillance for the East coast of the US CBC (America) Corp., a premier manufacturer of intelligent video surveillance systems is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Alan Green as Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Imaging Technology Division. Mr. Green is an industry veteran bringing extensive channel management skills to CBC along with a strong background in the growing IP surveillance market segment...

CyberLock electronic access control system ensures security at Elia Transmission in Belgium

Elia Transmission replaced their mechanical cylinders with electronic CyberLock cylinders Elia Transmission develops, operates, and maintains the high-voltage power grid throughout Belgium. The grid is comprised of more than 5,000 miles of underground cables and lines, eighteen thousand radio towers, and 644 transformer stations. Elia is responsible for ensuring that only authorised personnel gain access to high voltage areas and was struggling with key management issues. Wit...

FLIR appoints Thomas A. Surran as its Chief Operating Officer

Thomas A. Surran will be responsible for FLIR's global commercial and government operations FLIR Systems, Inc. recently announced that William A. Sundermeier, President of the Company's Government Systems Division, has resigned to pursue other personal and business opportunities. Thomas A. Surran, most recently President of the Company's Commercial Systems Division, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, and will assume responsibility for FLIR's global commercial and gove...

Brivo Labs introduces its first market offering, OKDoor glassware application

Brivo Systems LLC, leader in cloud applications for security management, announced that Brivo Labs has introduced its first market offering, OKDoor. Brivo Labs is a business unit of Brivo Systems bringing new areas of innovation to the security industry in the form of social identity, mobile applications and trust networks. Using social identities, Brivo Labs enhances the everyday experiences of entering physical places with products and services that allow people to interact with the physical w...

FLIR Systems announces its Q4/2013 financial results

FLIR introduced several new products and technologies in the fourth quarter of 2013 FLIR Systems, Inc. recently announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013. Revenue was $400.3 million, up 4% compared to fourth quarter 2012 revenue of $386.4 million. Operating income in the fourth quarter was $37.8 million, compared to $100.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, and was impacted by $31 million in pretax charges related to previously announced re...

Axis announces nine promotions in its North American team as a direct result of its U.S. Expansion Plan

Axis promotes its area sales managers to business area managers Axis Communications, the world leader in network video, recently announced nine promotions in its North American team as a direct result of the recently unveiled U.S. Expansion Plan designed to bring the company closer to its partner network and mutual end-customers. Axis’ three National Sales Managers have been promoted to Business Area Managers and are responsible for the planning and execution of all ope...

Barix IP Paging system installed at Washington Family Ranch in rural central Oregon

The Barix IP Paging solution includes Annuncicom PS1 master paging station, and Barix Exstreamer 205 IP audio decoders The Washington Family Ranch in rural central Oregon had a problem last summer:  With 400 youth guests per week, the Young Life-owned ministry camp’s expensive, network-based paging system was failing. Receivers were transmitting live pages in a staggered manner, creating unintelligible messages - along with guest confusion and complaints. Based on...

exacqVision A-Series hybrid servers secure Ridley College’s campus in Ontario

With the hybrid server, Ridley College utilised their existing infrastructure and analogue cameras Ridley College is Ontario’s largest co-educational boarding school. Since 1889, Ridley College has prepared students for university. The school currently has an enrolment of more than 600 students from 35 countries. The Challenge Find an open architecture system that would allow them to utilise their existing analogue cameras and integrate with their current Keyscan acces...

Eneo opens up application opportunities with new Candid boxed IP, Fixed dome camera, and LCD/TFT industrial monitor

The task: Full coverage surveillance of a foyer with only one camera. At the same time, close up shots are to clearly identify persons who enter through a side door. You say: “Logical; PTZ”? We say: one fixed camera is enough. When it’s a new Candid or Callisto with Smart Motion Zoom and Pointing Zoom. Because these innovations make fixed cameras’ zoom mobile and fully enlarge every point in the image frame. And this opens up new opportunities for applications and savings...

Axis introduces camera extension for SketchUp 3D CAD software

Axis Communications, the world leader in network video, recently introduces the Axis Camera Extension for SketchUp providing interactive 3D models of Axis Network Cameras to aid in the planning and design of video surveillance systems. Users can place cameras directly into CAD building plans and visualise the areas the cameras will cover. The new SketchUp extension from Axis allows users to see exactly how the cameras fit into the building layout and to easily spot if camera views are obstructe...

Videx introduces its versatile Portal Plus networkable access control system

Videx Security’s Portal Plus networkable access control system is one of the most attractive and versatile systems of its kind currently available. It is designed for use in buildings with multiple entrances and is expandable to provide control over an unlimited number of doors with the ability to support up to 15000 users. Many establishments are recognising the advantages of the Portal Plus networkable access control system as offering many advantages over securing entrances by lock and...

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