Surveillance & Security News for January 2013

Concept Smoke Screen suggests security smoke screen as a solution to the US school shooting

Smoke Screen works by instantly filling an area with thick, non-toxic smoke A spate of mass shootings in schools and colleges last year in the US, culminating most recently with the atrocity in Sandy Hook, has left open wounds in many American lives. Everyone is in agreement that this cannot be allowed to continue. What can't be agreed upon is how to tackle this problem. The nation is divided. President Barack Obama recently issued his Gun Control Plan, a list of 23 directive...

Intelligent access control at a fraction of the cost

IntroductionThe Lycée Ismaël Dauphin School in Cavaillon France is a large boarding school with over 1,000 students. Built in 1959, it comprises an extensive complex including administrative offices, 37 classrooms, 8 laboratories and 8 computer rooms together with two language centres. In addition there are conference and meeting rooms along with boarding houses for the students and extensive sports halls.The briefDue to the size and complexity of the site, the existing traditional k...

SpotterRF announces new partnerships and awards as demand grows for its breakthrough radar technology

SpotterRF provides the world’s most advanced compact surveillance radar (CSR) system SpotterRF recently announced new partnerships and awards as demand grows for its breakthrough radar technology. SpotterRF provides the world’s most advanced compact surveillance radar (CSR) system for affordable wide area, all weather perimeter security and small force protection. Incorporated in 2009, the company attained profitability quickly and is ahead of forecasts. SpotterRF...

Datacard Group and DeviceFidelity, Inc. announce new contactless mobile payment for U.S. Bank

Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalisation solutions, together with DeviceFidelity, Inc., leading Near Field Communications (NFC) plug-and-play technology solution provider, recently announced that U.S. Bank will be using technology and personalisation services from the two companies to roll out a new contactless mobile payment beta called U.S. Bank Go Mobile Payment Service. Targeted to frequent travelers, the bank’s pilot new program will offer customers in t...

SightLogix appoints BRC International as representative for Mexico

SightLogix has transformed video analytics technology to deliver accurate, cost-efficient outdoor security SightLogix, the leading smart thermal camera manufacturer for perimeter security applications, has appointed BRC International as manufacturer's representative for Mexico. “BRC International brings best-of-breed capabilities including design, consulting, implementation and training skills to this important geography,” said John Romanowich, SightLogix Presiden...

AMAG Technology security management system certified with latest Salient Systems product

AMAG Technology, an access control, IP video and intrusion detection (IDS) solution provider, announces that Certified Partner, Salient Systems, has certified its CompleteView v4.0 video surveillance management system with AMAG’s Symmetry v7.0.1 Security Management System, which combines the latest generation of video management software with AMAG’s newest version of Symmetry access control software.  AMAG and Salient cooperatively tested and certified this integration. “...

Avigilon voted 2012 Cantech Letter Awards TSX Tech Stock of the Year

The Cantech Letter Awards were hosted and sponsored by the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange Avigilon, a leader in high-definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance solutions, was voted the 2012 Cantech Letter Awards' TSX Tech Stock of the Year. Awarded on January 11, 2013, the Cantech Letter Awards are hosted and sponsored by the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. Voted on by Canada's top technology analysts and the readers of Cantech Letter, t...

Ingersoll Rand Security’s aptiQ multi-technology reader now reads magnetic strip cards

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies announced recently that its aptiQ™ multi-technology reader, which reads both proximity and smart credentials, now also reads magnetic stripe cards to provide users with a simple migration path to increased credential security levels, including various forms of proximity such as MIFARE® Classic, the industry standard for contactless smart cards, and MIFARE DESFire™ EV1, which leverages open global standards for both air interface and cryptograp...

Genetic Announces Synergis Master Controller - a new open architecture IP door controller

Genetec™, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a leading provider of world-class unified IP security solutions, recently announced that its highly anticipated Synergis Master Controller (SMC), an intelligent IP controller based on an open architecture, will be available in early 2013. Currently installed at over a dozen key customer sites around the world as part of a limited availability program, the SMC has been designed to address longstanding customer demand for non-propriet...

Honeywell launches its new ONVIF-compliant HDZ PTZ dome camera range

Honeywell recently announced the first products in its new ONVIF-compliant HDZ PTZ dome camera range. Designed to deliver interoperability between any IP-based physical security product, these 1080p models will allow installers and end users to design and build network video systems with devices from any manufacturer. For added peace of mind, the indoor and outdoor pendant cameras also capture video on a micro Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) memory card providing back up to mitigate against...

ASSA ABLOY’s comprehensive Aperio Technology provides wireless connection to existing 125 kHz access control systems

Aperio now provides mechanical doors with a wireless connection to existing 125 kHz access control systems using radio technology. This brings enhanced convenience and greater security to both users and operators. Mechanical locking systems are often combined with access control systems to secure buildings and control access. This poses a problem: two different systems and a potential security risk due to key loss. ASSA ABLOY’s comprehensive Aperio Technology can provide the solution. In...

iOmniscient introduces audio and smell analysis for Smart Cities

Traditionally video analysis was defined as technologies based on simple motion detection. License Plate Recognition (LPR or ANPR) and Face Recognition were offered by suppliers of biometric solutions for controlled and cooperative environments. iOmniscient has brought together all these technologies so that they work together in uncontrolled non-cooperative environments of the type one confronts in a typical city surveillance situation. Further, the needs of customers have moved beyond just vi...

Future Fibre Technologies adds FFT CAMS™ integration solution to its fibre optic perimeter intrusion detection systems

Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) announced recently that it has released the latest camera integration to its world leading fibre optic perimeter intrusion detection systems. This integration from FFTs PIDS systems to more than 500 different ONVIF compliant security cameras delivers a seamless solution for controlling high quality CCTV images whenever a perimeter intrusion alarm is received.  Alec Owen, International Client Manger of Future Fibre Technologies says, “Driving this IP-ba...

VIVOTEK introduces a new IP8152 compact designed security camera

VIVOTEK recently announced the launch of a new security camera in a unique mini-box form factor, the IP8152. Along with its innovative, highly compact design, the camera’s small size enables it to fit easily into a variety of enclosures with different lens options, while IP8152 offers Supreme Night Visibility technology, which ensures excellent video quality even under low light conditions. The IP8152’s 1.3-Megapixel CMOS sensor enables it to capture 1280 x 1024 resolution video at...

Honeywell announces a new version of Pro-Watch security management system, Pro-Watch 4.0

Honeywell recently announced a new version of its Pro-Watch security management system, Pro-Watch 4.0. The Pro-Watch system is Honeywell’s flagship integrated security management platform that allows large companies to easily manage complex systems that tie together access control, IP video surveillance, intrusion detection and building management technology for tighter security and increased productivity. Pro-Watch 4.0 includes new features such as support for wireless readers, new compli...

AirLive launches outdoor IP camera BU-3025 for professional surveillance

AirLive, one of the most advanced worldwide brands for networking and communication equipment, introduced a new high-end outdoor IP camera BU-3025 designed for professional surveillance. AirLive network camera BU-3025 is equipped with 3Mpix sensor combined with high quality CBC 4.3mm Japan made lens and provides brilliant images with maximum resolution of 2.048 x 1.536 pixels and excellent light sensitivity enabling colour picture recording at 0,05Lux illumination intensity. That is 9x higher t...

Pyronix expands KX wireless range with latest addition KX25LR-WE detector

Pyronix are pleased to introduce the KX25LR-WE, the latest addition to the Enforcer two way wireless range of detectors. With all the same great features as the other KX detectors, the launch of this 25 metre long range detector means that the expanded KX wireless range can fulfil installers every need. The KX25LR-WE is the ideal detector for long range corridor protection, boasting features such as the one push to learn button, and designed with award winning innovation. The KX25LR-WE will pro...

QNAP Systems will ship its newly launched 10GbE Ready TS-x70 Series Turbo NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. recently announced that its latest business-class, 2U rackmount TS-x70 series Turbo NAS start shipping now. The new generation TS-x70 series, including the 12-bay TS-1270U-RP and the 8-bay TS-870U-RP, are aiming to offer the business users a superb high-performance yet budget-friendly NAS solution to smooth daily file operations with low total cost of ownership. The models fulfill various business applications including high speed backup, server virtualisation, iSCSI IP-SAN, v...

Fireco introduces door access technology, Smartbel

Smartbel is the intelligent doorbell that calls directly to your mobile phone or landline, allowing you to speak to visitors remotely before opening your door. With Smartbel you can speak to the person at your door via your landline or mobile phone. So you can leave your home, office or business and never miss another delivery or caller! Smartbel is also perfect for people with low mobility who struggle to answer the door quickly. They can now answer the phone and inform the visitor they will...

NVT Hybrid Video surveillance solution secures University College London

With a history spanning over 180 years, University College London (UCL), is one of the oldest and most well known seats of learning in the UK. Secured with a CCTV system comparable in size to most town centre installations, UCL's security management are now reaping the numerous cost and performance benefits of a NVT UTP Hybrid Video transmission solution, designed to cater for ever-expanding camera numbers. Today, UCL continues to be London's leading multidisciplinary university, with 8,000 sta...

PureTech Systems enters into new reseller agreement with BAE Systems

The agreement will allow customers to purchase PureActiv products, installation and support services from BAE Systems M&DS PureTech Systems, a leader in geospatial video analytics, recently announced that it has entered into a new reseller agreement with BAE Systems. The agreement will allow customers to purchase PureActiv products, installation and support services from BAE Systems' Maritime & Defense Solutions (M&DS) business area.  Headquartered in Arlingto...

Madrid Stock Exchange chooses LILIN's IP cameras

LILIN provided a complete IP camera solution for the Madrid Stock Exchange The brief The video management system of Madrid Stock Exchange requires flexible software integration, featuring rich application, and open system design for its future application. Most of the cameras in the Madrid Stock Exchange building were analogue cameras, they needed analogue-to-IP and HD IP camera solutions. The existing IP cameras also need to be integrated into the new VMS systems.The challe...

MOBOTIX surveillance system ensures safety for Erfurt housing cooperative in Germany

TELEGANT developed an easy-to-use, but comprehensive surveillance system especially for residential complexes During the German Democratic Republic (GDR) times, enormous housing complexes often sprang up overnight - buildings that in their original condition today would be neither architecturally appealing nor offer tenants an attractive environment in which to live. However, it does not have to be this way, as proven by the residential complexes at Györer Straße 1-...

AS&E receives order for its X-ray detection solution for Spain Customs and Excise

Z Backscatter Van is the number one selling cargo and vehicle inspection system American Science and Engineering, Inc. (“AS&E”) a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions announced recently the receipt of an order for the Company’s top-selling, patented Z Backscatter™ Van (ZBV) from Indra Sistemas SA, AS&E’s exclusive distributor in Spain, for use by Spain Customs and Excise, a department within the Spanish Tax Ag...

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