Surveillance & Security News for January 2017

VIVOTEK delivers optimal security coverage at USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California

Decommissioned in San Diego, California, the USS Midway served from 1945 until 1992, as the longest-serving American aircraft carrier of the 20th century. The historic naval ship museum opened to the public for tours on June 10th, 2004, and receives 1,000,000 visitors annually. The USS Midway’s mission is to preserve, inspire, educate, and entertain visitors as well as serve as America’s living symbol of freedom. Video surveillance system Throughout USS Midway’s 47 years of s...

Arecont Vision cameras, Milestone Systems VMS integration improves prison security at Roumieh Prison, Lebanon

Roumieh is the largest prison in Lebanon, holding thousands of prisoners within its walls. The size of the prison population of Roumieh and the challenges authorities face around internal crime, corruption, contraband, and inmate unrest have led to the continued notoriety of the facility. The prison consists of five buildings and hosts a variety of convicts and detainees. Its population ranges from individuals held on remand to terrorists and high-risk prisoners who pose great challenges to sec...

OPTEX PIRs and laser detectors protect vulnerable council depot in Dudley

A council depot in Dudley experiencing up to 80 false alarms in 45 minutes when opening every morning has practically eradicated the problem by reviewing the existing sensor locations and deploying OPTEX laser detection technology. Perimeter security threatThe site requires a security system as, historically, intruders have broken through one of the perimeter walls and stolen central heating boilers and piping, and also climbed up on to the roof and entered the building through the skylights....

Key critical thinking skills for security professionals

Successful critical thinkers are judged by results that almost always involve deliberation and intuition, logic and creativity Security and safety practitioners responding to evolving threats make decisions every day based on uncertainty, insufficient information, and too few resources for textbook solutions. Unsurprisingly, Chief Security Officers report that critical thinking, decision making, and communications skills are key characteristics for job success. But do we reall...

Next generation video analytics: separating fact from fiction

Real-time search analytics addresses one of the most important control room tasks - locating a person of interest If you have been to any of the many security industry tradeshows this year you will undoubtedly have seen and heard the phrase ‘next generation video analytics’. Is it just a catchy marketing phrase or is there more substance behind it? Video analytics as a technology has been with us for many years, but there has always been an air of confusion and mys...

Increased power grid security tackles natural and man-made threats

Utility security staff have a responsibility to ensure they can identify risks associated with security threats Protecting North America’s power grid is a thankless job. Day in and day out, the good citizens of the United States and Canada wake up with the assumption that when they get out of bed each morning and flip on the lights, the room will illuminate, the coffee pot will come to life and their mobile phone will have been fully charged. After all, we live in a mode...

Protecting cultural and hospitality venues from terrorist attacks

Cultural and hospitality venues are attractive targets for terrorists due to their public accessibility Over the past 40 years there have been numerous attacks carried out against cultural and hospitality venues in the furtherance of religious, ideological, criminal or political beliefs. By default, cultural and hospitality venues are attractive targets for terrorists due to their public accessibility, the volumes of visitors and guests or because of what the venue represents;...

Combining mechanical and electronic systems to enhance door security

Customers are increasingly requesting both mechanical and electronic services for their doors In most buildings, security is a hybrid solution of both mechanical and electronic security products. Locksmiths take care of the mechanical door hardware and the integrators focus on the electronic security technology. However, for consumers, this traditional division of labour means they must deal with two different companies for the same door - one to design, install and service a...

Wavestore welcome Zak Thompson as new Regional Sales Manager for North of UK

Zak will be working to support new opportunities for the company’s independent and open platform VMS Wavestore, the British manufacturer of Video Management Software (VMS), welcomes Zak Thompson to its UK & Ireland sales team as Regional Sales Manager for the North of the UK. Zak will be working closely with Wavestore’s Northern UK-based Systems Integration, Distribution and Consultant Partners to support new and existing opportunities for the company&rsqu...

Videalert CCTV platform deployed by Bournemouth Borough Council to stop school parking problems

The system combines ANPR with video analytics to deliver the highest productivity at the lowest operational cost Bournemouth Borough Council is taking the first steps towards a fixed deterrent to reduce the increasing incidents of inconsiderate parking outside schools by deploying Videalert’s fully hosted CCTV-based enforcement platform. Six cameras will be deployed as part of a year-long pilot scheme at an initial three school locations where illegal parking on the yell...

Jorge Domecq to talk on need to enhance the investment in Defence research at HOMSEC 2017

The European Commission will invest 90 million euros in Defence research between 2017 and 2019 This HOMSEC 2017, the Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency, Jorge Domecq, will give a Master Conference in which he will expose the need to enhance the investment in Defence research. Investigation of security challenges For the veteran Spanish diplomat, investigating security is essential in a time defined by the challenges the European Union currently faces; i.e. the in...

ACT365 Cloud-based access and video management deployed by London Fields office facility

Vision Security Services operates as an integrator across access control, video surveillance, intruder alarms and barrier systems London Fields is now using ACT’s recently launched ACT365 Cloud-based access control and video management system. The site is a co-working and private offices facility in east London and is run by Work.Life. Members are provided with hot-desking, meeting rooms, visitor greeting service and retreat areas. Work.Life operate additional London pre...