Surveillance & Security News for January 2014

MOBOTIX camera system replaces outdated analogue setup at the National Museum of Iceland

The National Museum of Iceland safeguards and displays some of the most valuable objects that the Icelandic nation owns. Here, where present meets the past, as the objects represent Icelandic cultural heritage from the nation’s earliest settlement through to the modern day, it became clear that the surveillance system needed to undergo an update so that the degree of security was up to comparable standards. Surveillance and counting system in one "Our old system was simply not up to the...

Milestone surveillance solution helps monitor Jefferson County Waterway’s vessel traffic

The Sabine-Neches Waterway runs 55 miles through Jefferson County, Texas, to the Gulf of Mexico, and includes the number-one commercial and military out-load port in the United States. It is the fourth largest port in terms of processed tonnage. A vast waterway traffic-monitoring network has been deployed to ensure all vessels (civilian, military and commercial) can safely navigate the waters with minimal interference such as collisions or other traffic stoppage. A new surveillance system also m...

SALTO RFID locks installed at Murata Power Solutions in Mansfield, Massachusetts

Murata Power Solutions is a leading supplier of board mount power electronics to manufacturers of telecommunications equipment, data management systems, industrial controls, transportation electronics, energy systems, and more. The company has recently upgraded its security technology with the installation of SALTO RFID locks at its Mansfield, Massachusetts, site. Background When the global electronics innovator, Murata Manufacturing Corporation, acquired the Massachusetts-based Power Electron...

MOBOTIX IP video surveillance system monitors production at STO AG in southern Germany

The grains that annoy Ulrich Frechenhäuser are tiny. They are almost invisible to the naked eye. The largest samples have an average diameter of just 1.2 millimetres. Typically, though, they are just a fraction of a millimetre thick. STO AG, located in Kriftel near Frankfurt am Main, uses quartz sand to produce adhesives for thermal insulation. This raw material is small yet powerful:­ the grains of sand burrow into the tiniest cracks bringing gigantic machines to a creaking halt and c...

HID’s NFC and RFID solutions help improve productivity and quality of finished product at Bodega Norton in Argentina

Located among the foothills of the lush Andes Mountains, Bodega Norton boasts a magnificent heritage of over 100 years, and a mission as lofty as Andes themselves: “To be the best winery in Argentina known for the quality of its wines, professionalism and honesty of its team, while continuing to maintain its characteristic passion and excellence in wine production.” The winery cultivates 1,730 acres (700 hectares) of vineyards and harvests grapes from almost the entire spectrum of g...

CITeR working to make face, iris and fingerprint recognition systems better

There are new biometrics on the horizon, but much of current biometrics research centres on improving the biometrics we have, especially the face, iris and fingerprint recognition systems commonly deployed in the field. These systems are effective and provide good accuracy, but their usefulness is often limited by the conditions under which data is captured. Research is looking for ways to make face, iris and fingerprint biometrics more accurate in more real-world situations....

ASUSTOR to exhibit its series of NAS devices at CeBIT 2014

ASUSTOR will also be demonstrating its Portal platform and ADM 2.2 NAS operating system ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, will showcase its innovative series of NAS devices at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover, Germany, from March 10th– 14th. ASUSTOR will be exhibiting its 6, 3, and 2 series NAS devices along with its brand new 7 Series models which consist of enterprise-class rack mount devices. ASUSTOR's exhibit will also be featuring li...

Matrox to display its Mura MPX video wall controller boards and Maevex H.264 encoders/decoders at ISE 2014

Matrox’s Mura MPX and Maevex will also be featured in action by Advantech, Bilfinger Mauell, Polymedia and VuWall at the event Matrox Graphics Inc. recently announced that the Matrox Mura MPX Series of output/input video wall controller boards will be used by Advantech, and Polymedia and VuWall to drive a variety of video wall configurations at ISE 2014 (Amsterdam RAI, Feb. 4-6). The Matrox Maevex 5100 Series H.264 encoder will be used by Bilfinger Mauell to encode video...

Salient Systems announces integration of its CompleteView VMS with SureView Systems’ Immix platform

Salient Systems Corporation, a leading provider of hybrid video management systems is pleased to announce the integration of CompleteView VMS with SureView Systems’ Immix platform, which organises and manages unlimited monitoring activities into a single platform. Central stations can now leverage the flexibility and power of an enterprise level video management system for remote monitoring within Immix through a seamless integration that produces high quality live video, playback, search...

Aimetis Corp. welcomes David Almasi as its Vice President of Global Sales

Almasi has 20 years of leadership and sales experience in technology and physical security companies Aimetis Corp., a global leader in intelligent network video management software, recently announced that it has named David Almasi to serve as vice president of global sales. Almasi brings more than 20 years of leadership and sales experience in technology and physical security companies. Most recently, he was regional vice president at Stanley Security Canada, overseeing the...

Cloudview introduces world’s first corporate-grade surveillance solution

Cloudview has recently announced the launch of the world’s first corporate-grade surveillance solution designed to deliver the benefits of IP and cloud-based technology without the associated costs or complexity. The global CCTV market has been expanding at a CAGR of around 20% since 2012 and is expected to reach almost $23.5 Billion by the end of 2014. Unlike other rapidly developing markets, however, CCTV users remain stubbornly attached to analogue with digital IP systems still account...

Exacq Technologies introduces S-Series Enterprise line of networked video storage servers

The new S-Series Enterprise line of networked video storage servers from Exacq Technologies allows users to add extended storage and archived storage to any exacqVision server running the exacqVision Professional or Enterprise Video Management System (VMS). In addition, S-Series Enterprise servers can be used to archive video from exacqVision Edge IP cameras. exacqVision Edge is a full-featured VMS that runs directly on compatible IP cameras. Systems running exacqVision Professional and Enterpr...

IHS releases its first industry report on the mechanical and peripheral locking devices market

IHS estimates the world market to be valued at $5.2 billion in 2013, including products such as electromagnetic locks, and exit devices IHS has recently released its first industry report on the mechanical and peripheral locking devices market. IHS estimates the world market to be valued at $5.2 billion in 2013 which includes products such as electromagnetic locks, electric strikes, mechanical locks, exit devices, and accessories. Mechanical locks accounted for the largest...

Zwipe’s biometric card installed at leading Norwegian law firm to manage access to doors and printers

The Zwipe biometric card is DESFIRE EV1 and MIFARE Classic compatible Zwipe, which provides contactless smart cards with on-card fingerprint reading, recently announced that Simonsen VogtWiig, a well reputed law firm located in the middle of the financial district of Oslo, is deploying the Zwipe biometric card for managing access to doors and printers. The Zwipe biometric card quickly reads the user’s fingerprint in less than a second. Eliminating the problems of solely...

Axis Communication's P5534-E PTZ network camera helps Simon King Wildlife capture burglary suspect

Simon King originally installed Axis’ IP recording camera and iCatche software to monitor a family of urban foxes Simon King Wildlife captures burglary suspect in the act thanks to the PTZ P5534-E camera from Axis Communications, the global market leader in the network video. Authorities are pouring over footage of the incident, which was captured in crystal-clear high definition by former BBC Springwatch presenter and Axis camera user, Simon King, who had installed Axi...

TDSi Directors highlight security and access control trends for 2014

With the integration of different security, IT and building services, 2014 looks to be a year of evolution rather than revolution Access Control continues to innovate by embracing new technology in 2014 - by John Davies, Managing Director & Mike Sussman, Engineering and Operations Director at TDSi. Last year saw a big rise in integrated systems in the security sector and 2014 looks set to follow this pattern with a number of technologies and trends coming to the fore. With...

VIVOTEK cameras ensure safety of employees at Tosse Reza factory in Quom Province, Iran

A total of 32 VIVOTEK cameras across six different models were chosen for the project Background Tosse Reza is a private Iranian company located in the Quom Province. A front runner when it comes to polymer production, the company provides materials for shoe manufacturers. Their factory is comprised of seven salons, three warehouses, and various other large open areas. The company, along with their success in business, needed a comprehensive surveillance system on site. Tosse...

ASSA ABLOY Group brands announce latest addition to their hardware finishes

ASSA ABLOY Group brands Corbin Russwin, McKinney, Norton, Rixson, Rockwood, SARGENT and Yale are proud to announce the latest addition to their hardware finishes – a permanent Dark Oxidized Satin Bronze (10BE/613E). As rich and warm as the original oil rubbed 10B/613, this durable new finish will maintain its original color and not fade or wear over time. “For us, design and details go hand in hand, and creating a durable, cost effective, everlasting finish demonstrates our commitme...

AXIS launches Q60-S PTZ network dome cameras for surveillance and remote monitoring applications

The new top-of-the-line AXIS Q60-S PTZ Dome Network Cameras in nitrogen-pressurised stainless steel casings are ideal for surveillance and remote monitoring applications in marine, mining, oil and gas environments, as well as food, medical and clean room manufacturing facilities. The rust-free cameras can resist the corrosive effect of sea water and cleaning chemicals, and withstand high-pressure steam cleaning. Pressurised nitrogen prevents internal condensation. Axis Communications, the world...

HID Global’s iCLASS SE access control platform installed at Academy of Art University in San Francisco

HID Global’s iCLASS SE platform has delivered a number of benefits during the upgrade process HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced that its iCLASS SE access control platform has been used by the Academy of Art University in San Francisco to secure almost every door of the institution, across dozens of geographically dispersed buildings that house expensive equipment and high-value student work product. The iCLASS SE platform has...

Eaton integrates with Cooper Security to provide customers with wider product portfolio

Cooper Security’s website, packaging, catalogues and brochures have already started to adopt the Eaton name Power management company, Eaton, has announced that Cooper Security is now Eaton. This important development will provide customers with a wider and more diverse product portfolio, which is backed up by unrivalled levels of knowledge and expertise. The integration process so far has been seamless and installers have experienced no changes to the levels of product...

AdvanIDe strengthens its growth opportunities for secure access, identity, and transaction market segments

AdvanIDe recently announced it has expanded its senior management team and re-organised operations AdvanIDe, the leading independent provider of semiconductors for the smart card and RFID industry, recently announced it has expanded its senior management team and re-organised operations to strengthen growth opportunities in established and emerging market segments for secure access, secure identity, and secure transaction solutions. As part of the re-organisation, industr...

CEM’s AC2000 Lite access control system deployed at Midpark Hospital, Scotland

CEM's AC2000 Lite is one of the most accomplished security management solutions available CEM Systems, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco can recently announce that the CEM AC2000 Lite access control and security management system has been installed in Midpark Hospital, Scotland. The system was installed by CEM Approved Reseller Scotshield Fire & Security. The £27 million health facility opened to the public in early 2012. Midpark Hospital repla...

Octavian Security expands property portfolio by opening new offices in Central and North London

The offices provide better access to clients’ sites in order to continue building on Octavian’s industry-leading customer service Award-winning security provider Octavian Security has expanded its property portfolio by opening new offices, located in both Central and North London. Octavian now has presences in Farringdon, close to the boundary with the City of London, and Waltham Cross. The Nottingham-headquartered company announced this strategic move, which...

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