Surveillance & Security News for January 2011

HID Global in Education: Reykjavik University

Reykjavik University (RU) is a vibrant international university located at the heart of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Reykjavik University is Iceland's largest private university and focuses on research, excellence in teaching, entrepreneurship, technology development and co-operation with the active business community. RU has been happily using HID proximity technology to secure its buildings for many years. About three years ago the university decided to build a larger, more modern and f...

Birmingham school selects CCTV solution from MOBOTIX to allow for offsite caretaker

Mobotix AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project at Jervoise School which has improved the safety of pupils and staff through fully digital CCTV security. The system has also helped the school switch to an offsite caretaker who can now inspect the entire site remotely in the event of alarm activation. Jervoise School is a medium size Primary School with 220 pupils in the centre of Weoley Castle, Birmingham.&nbs...

Multi-application campus card solution based on LEGIC advant® selected by leading Chinese university

Tianjin Polytechnic University (TJPU) has decided on a partnership with Switzerland based LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, a leading manufacturer of contactless smart card technology for personal identification. Its School of Computer Science and Software Engineering will now be able to upgrade more than 3000 POS terminals to the latest LEGIC advant technology and to develop new terminals and access control readers for the whole campus. By integrating different elements of university life, the institute...

Bosch helps University of Glamorgan migrate CCTV system to IP

Sophisticated technology from Bosch Security Systems is playing a central role in a major new CCTV installation by CDS (Computerised & Digital Security Systems) at the University of Glamorgan as it migrates its existing analogue CCTV system over to IP. The system, specified by the University in conjunction with specialist consultants Global MSC Security, is an entirely Bosch-based solution comprising primarily fully-functional high-speed domes and associated transmission and digital re...

VideoIQ’s high definition dome camera selected as 2011 Product of The Year

 VideoIQ's iCVR-HD High Definition Dome Camera honoured as Product of the Year by CE Pro and Electronic HouseVideoIQ, the leader in video surveillance innovation, announced that the iCVR-HD high definition dome camera was selected as 2011 Electronic House Product of the Year in the surveillance camera category. The award was presented by CE Pro and Electronic House during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics show (CES), which took place in Las Vegas on January 6-9th, 2011.The Electro...

Bruce Dawson & Associates and Monfort Electronics merge to form a new company

  The new merger will cover a territory of six states and eleven employees located in five branch locationsTwo of the industry's leading manufacturer's representative organisations have merged to form Monfort Electronics/BDA, a new entity with even greater industry presence and strength than that of the two individual companies. To create this new company, Bruce Dawson and Associates (BDA) of Louisville, Kentucky have merged into Monfort Electronics Marketing of Indianapolis, Indiana,...

Avigilon named in Red Herring’s Global Award list for the year 2010

  Avigilon has been listed in top 100 innovative companies of the world by Red Herring a global media company Avigilon, the performance and value leader in high definition and megapixel video surveillance systems, announced that it has been named to the 2010 Red Herring 100 Global list, a prestigious list honouring the year's most promising private ventures that are leading innovation around the world. The Red Herring 100 Global Award is the fifth award that Avigilon received in 2...

IMS Research examines the future of IP video door phones over the next five years

  Future trends for IP video door phones in the market were highlighted in a report by IMS Research The race to be the first large scale IP video door phone provider is currently underway. In the soon to be published report "World Market for Video Door Phones 2011 Edition", IMS Research examines the potential uptake of IP video door phones over the next 5 years."Very few companies currently offer a full IP video door phone system, and the majority of companies that do ar...

Advanced biometric fingerprint access control readers from Lumidigm and i-Evo enter security market

   i-Evo has kept its biometric fingerprint readers simple, small, easy to operate and low in cost according to the market Lumidigm announced that i-Evo (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) is using the company's multispectral imaging sensors to produce a line of extremely versatile fingerprint readers that can be used both indoors and outdoors, including in harsh environments that render most biometric readers inoperable. The i-Evo team has kept the design of the biometri...

IMS Research predicts High Definition is soon to take over megapixel security camera sales

  There has been a demand for HD in the video surveillance market due to its increased capabilities  Last year may have been HD ready, but how fast did the network video surveillance market move towards higher resolution cameras? It certainly saw significant growth in the number of HD and megapixel network security cameras shipped; however, standard definition network camera shipments still outsold their higher resolution counterparts at a factor of four to one.In IMS Research's &...

Free Amsterdam University uses Lumidigm’s multispectral imaging sensors in fingerprint readers

 Free Amsterdam University students and staff use fingerprint readers for secure access to the school's facilitiesLumidigm announced that Free Amsterdam University (VU), one of Europe's most prestigious colleges, is using the company's Venus Series multispectral imaging sensors in fingerprint readers used by approximately 8,000 students, faculty and staff to enter the school's multiple recreation facilities spread throughout Amsterdam. The switch to fingerprint scanning was done in tandem w...

Infinova honoured as “Outstanding Safeguard” by the Asian Games Organisation Committee

  Infinova's video surveillance and security equipment was installed in a number of venues and stadiumsInfinova announced that the Asian Games Organisation Committee has recognised the company with its "Outstanding Safeguard" Award for its role in keeping stadiums and venues safe during the Asian Games and Asian Para Games which were held in Guangzhou, China between November 12 and December 19, 2010. Infinova video surveillance and security equipment was installed in a number...

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