Surveillance & Security News for July 2014

Nedap's AEOS system ensures public security at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands

‘Two years ago, I accepted the position of facility manager for Amsterdam Music Dome Exploitatie. At the time, work had just started on casting the concrete ground floor for the Dome.’ says Ruud Bongers. This was the start of a hectic period for Bongers, which has involved specifying and purchasing all kinds of equipment and furniture varying from items as mundane as tables and chairs to the sophisticated access control and intrusion detection system. In his position as facility...

Arecont Vision megapixel cameras help MetLife Stadium replace its existing IP cameras

Customer Located in the Meadowlands and part of the MetLife Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, MetLife Stadium is home to the New York Football Giants and the New York Jets. The $1.6 billion stadium was financed and built by a joint venture between the two teams, who operate it through the New Meadowlands Stadium Company. The stadium opened in April 2010 and boasts a seating capacity of 82,500, making it one of the NFL®'s largest stadiums. On February 2, 2014, MetLife Stadium pl...

Port of Antwerp chose Nedap's access control system to ensure their logistics processes are always properly secured

Emergencies can seriously disrupt the logistics processes in a port. To prevent major economic impact, good security is crucial.  “We must always know who has access to our buildings, and when. So we’ve fitted all our critical port buildings with access control. We opted for Nedap’s AEOS system back in 2005, because – among other things – we were able to connect our existing fibre optic communication network easily at the time via ethernet. Although the most i...

The science park of the future comes with ASSA ABLOY Aperio technology

The Technology Park Písek is a science and technology centre built inside the Czech Republic’s former Žižkov barracks, in South Bohemia. It opened in autumn 2013, after a total investment at the site of 450 million CZK (Czech Koruna). The Technology Park operates around the clock, 7 days a week. It will be home to multiple businesses in the technology sector, so access control needs to be reliable and security needs to be watertight. Low-security solutions such as mechanical keys w...

Down Hall country house hotel upgrades to IDIS DirectIP surveillance

Down Hall, one of England's most established country house hotels, has installed IDIS DirectIP using a phased approach to upgrade from its existing legacy analog CCTV. On the Hertfordshire and Essex border, Down Hall chose IDIS partner,Rutledge Integrated Systems (RIS), to manage the security upgrade following a refurbishment to include an exclusive gym, sauna and steam room facility. IDIS DirectIP impressed with its HD performance, affordability, and the capability for a fast and simple p...

G4S Technology wins contract to upgrade security for Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport in Killeen, USA

The contract includes command and control centre, access control, integration with the city’s video management system G4S Technology, an award-winning security and communications integrator, has been awarded a $1.8M contract to upgrade security for the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport located in Killeen, TX. The contract, signed in May 2014, includes a Command and Control centre, Access Control, integration with the City’s existing Video Management System, and a...

Security integrator Xentry Systems Integration continues expansion and growth with new management

Xentry has added industry leaders in several markets to help continue the company’s advancement and innovation Xentry Systems Integration, a security systems integrator focused on delivering best-in-class security systems and services, continues its expansion into nationwide markets and service areas, and has recently added new management to foster this continued growth. After its acquisition of Acree Daily Integrated Systems in May 2014, Xentry has positioned itself as...

Security integrator VTI Security announces management changes and promotions

VTI Security has moved to No.17 on SDM's list of top integrators VideoTronix, Incorporated dba VTI Security announces the following management changes and promotions in support of its substantial growth and move to #17 on SDM’s list of top integrators.   “Our investment in the infrastructure and vocabulary of our culture has supported this growth”, said COO, Bryan Viau. “These organisational changes bring a sharp focus and internal accountabi...

Tamron launches near IR-correct varifocal lens for 5MP cameras

Tamron Co., Ltd., a specialised manufacturer of optics and an industry leader in security/surveillance products, announces the launch of a near-IR-corrected Vari-Focal lens for 5 MP cameras. Development concept Cameras for the security/surveillance market have been rapidly shifting gears towards high-pixel-count models, and device manufacturers have been accelerating their efforts to cater to the needs for higher image quality. Recognizing such trends in the market, Tamron vigorously continues...

MOBOTIX introduces thermal sensor modules for S15D with dual flexmount video cable technology

MOBOTIX recently introduced the new thermal sensor modules for the S15D, being the first thermal devices to use MOBOTIX’ revolutionary dual flexmount video cable technology. This is available with all S15D upgraded to software version MX-V4.2.1.43. The flexible video cabling, weatherproof design and tiny footprint allows the two S15D thermal sensor modules to be installed into any location up to two meters away from a single S15D core unit. The advantage of using thermal sensor modules is...

Suprema provides its BioEntry Plus fingerprint recognition terminal to Carrefour Supermarkets in Istanbul, Turkey

Over 500 units of Suprema’s BioEntry Plus were deployed onto Carrefour’s new access control and time & attendance system Suprema Inc., a leading global provider of technology in biometrics and security, recently announced it provided its fingerprint recognition terminal, BioEntry Plus, to Carrefour Supermarkets in Istanbul, Turkey, for a new system of access control and time & attendance. A total of 500 units were provided by Meyer Inc, a local partner of...

Eaton appoints Steve Salter as Quality Manager for its security business

Steve Salter aims to maintain the effectiveness of Eaton’s environmental and health and safety management system Power Management company, Eaton recently announced that its security business has reaffirmed its commitment to manufacturing products and systems that offer industry leading standards of reliability, by appointing Steve Salter as its new quality manager. From Kidderminster, Salter brings his extensive experience in the aerospace industry to his new role. Prio...

IndigoVision celebrates success securing three consecutive FIFA World Cups

IndigoVision’s solution was deployed in order to allow staff to monitor all 12 Brazil FIFA World Cup Stadiums from their control room The World Cup has drawn to a close, and Germany are not the only ones who can look back on a successful tournament. International events of this scale present a massive challenge in terms of homeland security. Not only do such events attract fans from around the globe, they also draw out criminals, increase traffic and are potential targe...

Allegion to educate security partners and school end-users of lockdown products as part of Safe School Week

Allegion's sales team can help school administrators find avenues to fund door hardware upgrades Allegion PLC, a leading global provider of security products and solutions, is celebrating this year's Safe School Week (October 19-25) by encouraging its security/architect partners and school end-users to be aware of new and untested security and lockdown products that could actually put staff and students at greater risk. It's important for school administrators, emergency perso...

The importance of electronic key control solutions in casino security

With so much money flowing in and out in the form of cash and chips, casinos are a highly regulated world when it comes to security. One of the most critical areas of casino security is key control. Physical keys are used for access to all of the most sensitive and highly secured areas of the casino, including counting rooms and drop boxes, so the rules and regulations that relate to key control are extremely important to maintain tight control and minimise loss and fraud.&nb...

HID Global ActivID® mobile banking and multi-factor authentication solutions help secure Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank in Croatia

ActivID® Authentication Appliance and ActivID Soft Token identity assurance solutions have been deployed by Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank in Croatia HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced that its ActivID® Authentication Appliance and ActivID Soft Token identity assurance solutions have been deployed by Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank in Croatia to provide their customers secure mobile and internet banking. Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank ranks in the t...

ASSA ABLOY launches downloadable white paper on cost-effective access control systems for building owners and facilities managers

The white paper discusses how access control systems can be convenient and cost-effective security solutions ASSA ABLOY, Security Solutions has launched a downloadable white paper to discuss how access control systems can be a convenient and cost-effective security solution for building owners and facilities managers, at a time when capex budget is often restricted. The white paper, entitled, ‘How can access control systems improve security and reduce costs?’ is n...

Dahua Technology captures video surveillance market with innovative product developments

Highlighting China’s Video Surveillance Giants, this is the second in a series of articles on the growing international presence of China’s top three video surveillance/CCTV companies. Check out articles on Hikvision and Uniview, which are also part of the series. Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. is a Chinese video company with roughly 75 percent of its revenue coming from the huge domestic Chinese market. The rest reflects Dahua’s growing international presence in the video survei...

Hikvision global leader in the race for video surveillance and CCTV market domination

Highlighting China’s Video Surveillance Giants, this is the first in a series of articles on the growing international presence of China’s top three video surveillance/CCTV companies. See other articles in the series from Dahua and Uniview here and here. For three years now, Hikvision Digital Technology Co. has been ranked as the world’s largest CCTV and video surveillance equipment provider. IHS Research estimates the Chinese manufacturing giant’s global market share in...

Urmet supplies IP video door-entry solution to prestigious development in Kensington, London

The IPervoice system installed at 375 Kensington High Street features a 2-door controller called the "PIO" Controller Urmet is pleased to have been involved in a prestigious, award-winning development by leading UK property developer, St. Edward, which is part of the Berkeley Group. The Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2014 “Best London Home” was awarded to 375 Kensington High Street, a project where Urmet supplied an IP video door-entry solution. Starting at nea...

Smart cities to quadruple within 12-year period according to latest IHS report

There will be at least 88 smart cities all over the world by 2025, up from 21 in 2013 The number of smart cities worldwide will quadruple within a 12-year period that started last year, proliferating as local governments work with the private sector to cope with a multitude of challenges confronting urban centres, according to a new report from IHS Technology. There will be at least 88 smart cities all over the world by 2025, up from 21 in 2013, based on the IHS definition of...

Zwipe deploys biometric card for managing access to door and printers at Simonsen VogtWiig law firm in Norway

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 deploy...

TDSi looks towards education sector security as market for expansion and growth

TDSi’s installation and maintenance partner Frontline Security Solutions recently installed a TDSi solution in a leading private school The education sector has become an important vertical market for the security industry. With recent high-profile cases of security issues in some schools, it is a market that looks set to become even more security focussed. Many educational establishments are looking more closely than ever at the security of their facilities, to protect...

ASSA ABLOY designs and installs range of high performance security doors at multiple London locations

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors supplied its steel doorsets to London Underground’s Bond Street Tube Station ASSA ABLOY Security Doors has designed, manufactured and installed a range of high performance security doors for multiple specification projects across London. From the installation of innovative fire doorsets in the Shard, to supplying the London Underground’s Bond Street Tube Station with its specialist steel doorsets, the company has proved its ability to spe...

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