Surveillance & Security News for January 2019

7 steps to make VMS system design and installation easier

For those of you old enough to remember, video matrix switchers were once the heyday of surveillance camera control. These cumbersome antiques were at the heart of every major video surveillance system (CCTV at the time) in premier gaming properties, government installations and corporate industrial complexes. They required more physical labour to construct and configure than perhaps the pyramids – maybe not – but you get the picture. And then digital video made its way in to the ma...

Debunking the myths of the security of access control systems

It’s not surprising that people are nervous about the security of newer technologies, many of which are part of the Internet of Things (IoT). While they offer greater efficiency and connectivity, some people still hesitate. After all, there seems to be a constant stream of news stories about multinational corporations being breached or hackers taking control of smart home devices. Both of these scenarios can feel personal. No one likes the idea of their data falling into criminal hands. A...

Pivot3 appoints Rance Poehler as the vice president for company’s growth strategy and talent acquisition

Pivot3, a provider of intelligent infrastructure solutions, announces that it has named Rance Poehler as vice president of global sales and chief revenue officer. In this role, Poehler will be responsible for Pivot3’s global sales organisation and executing on the company’s growth strategy and talent acquisition. Poehler joins Pivot3 from Dell Technologies where he served as vice president of worldwide sales for its cloud client computing team, an $800 million line of business that...

Vistacom promotes Dan Gundry to position of Director of Sales and Marketing

Vistacom, global provider of audiovisual and communications solutions, has announced that it has promoted Dan Gundry to serve as Director of Sales and Marketing. Gundry will be responsible for leading the sales and marketing teams with developing new business opportunities in existing and emerging markets, as well as collaborating closely with key clientele to deliver innovative solutions. Interactive video and unified communications Vistacom’s sustained growth, fueled by the demand for...

MedixSafe launches KARE XL cabinet to safeguard and track access to sensitive keys

MedixSafe, a manufacturer in the access control cabinet market, is pleased to introduce the KARE XL. The 36”H x 14”W x 9”D Key Access Ready Enclosure has an increased key storage capacity of 192 – 224, depending on the configuration. It’s an ideal solution for dealers and integrators to specify for security directors and end users of all kinds to safeguard - and track access to - sensitive keys. KARE XL connects to an existing access control system and features an...

iluminar achieves a milestone of completing a decade in the security industry

iluminar is proud to announce that January 2019 signifies a decade in business. Ten years ago, Eddie Reynolds and Joni Hamasaki came together to launch iluminar with a mission to supply high-quality and reliable lighting and license plate recognition products to the video surveillance market, backed by unsurpassed customer service. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Business Employment Dynamics report, less than one third of all small businesses make it to the 10-year mark....

Magenta Security Services’ Abbey Petkar highlights need for security industry to support public services

A combination of uncertainty over Brexit negotiations and recent cut backs in other areas of police funding has highlighted an opportunity for the private security industry to support public services. “Brexit is putting an incredible strain on resources of all types across the UK, including the police force, who are preparing contingencies for a host of challenges ahead of March 29. When combined with the selling off of police assets and the reduction in officers on the street, it makes l...

CDVI announces unveiling of innovative access control solutions

CDVI, global access control manufacturer firm, announced new innovative products to its extensive range of access control solutions. From Bluetooth keypads and stylish DESFire readers to their ATRIUM Online Access Control, this one-stop-shop offers its UK and Irish customers cutting-edge and efficient solutions for private and public buildings.   “Our experience as an access control manufacturer truly makes CDVI the installer’s choice. Thanks to innovative products answeri...

Bosch installs MIC IP fusion 9000i camera at Oooguruk drill site to spot polar bears

Oooguruk drill site (ODS), is an important location for Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC. Over 30 million barrels of oil have already been produced from Oooguruk since 2008, but the drill site in Alaska’s North Slope region is also frequented by polar bears. An intelligent security system helps to spot them. The technology has to recognise the animals as early as possible and function reliably. This entails defying the extreme conditions north of the Arctic Circle in temperatures reac...

Nedap provides physical access control and long-range readers for vehicle identification at the AZ Zeno medical care

Technology company Nedap has provided physical access control and long-range readers for vehicle identification at the new AZ Zeno medical care centre in Knokke-Heist (Belgium). AZ Zeno, which opened in April 2018, consists of a hospital with rehabilitation centre, an outpatient clinic, auditoria, public event space and a heliport. Nedap Identification System and Nedap Security Management have worked together on this extensive project.    It is AZ Zeno’s highest priority to guar...

The basics of Artificial Intelligence and deep learning in physical security

AI Is currently a buzzword in the physical security industry, and it is also a force that has the potential to transform the industry. Following are the basics of AI (and the related term “deep learning") in part one of our AI series. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the broad computing category referring to intelligence that is displayed by a machine, as opposed to a living creature. Informally, AI refers to machines that mimic the cognitive functions we associate with living creatures, s...

The oil and gas market: how technology is powering safety, compliance, and efficiency

The oil and gas market is driven by a number of technology trends, political issues, waves of supply and demand, and regulations. At times, it seems like the market is in a constant state of ebb and flow, with business affected by traditional drivers, such as government mandates and operational efficiencies, and other non-traditional markers, like challenging weather conditions (consider the 2017 hurricane season as an example). Additionally, the global economy continues to grow, propelling incr...

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