Surveillance & Security News for July 2017

CLIQ® electromechanical locking system improves staff access at QE Hospital, Birmingham

Complicated key management systems can detrimentally affect nursing care. Staff using older, mechanical key systems find it difficult to keep track of who has the keys. Searching for that person to gain access to controlled drugs can waste much of a nurse’s valuable time. Pharmacy managers at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (QE Birmingham), identified a better solution for secure, quick and convenient staff access to controlled medicines: the PROTEC2 CLIQ® electromechanical lockin...

Vanderbilt’s SPC intrusion detection is a solution worth banking on

As technology continues to catapult forward at a significant pace in the 21st century, banks are increasingly facing new security challenges to safeguard their buildings, staff, customers, and financial operations. Because of this, it is critical that banks invest in security systems that meet the complex and unique requirements of the financial environment. Vanderbilt’s SPC provides this solution through advanced, dedicated intruder detection features and products for banking applic...

Four ways the cloud improves your cyber security posture

Adoption of the cloud is not slowing down. In fact, what’s happening is quite the opposite. According to IDC, worldwide spending on cloud computing is expected to reach $162 billion USD in 2020, growing at a compound annual rate of 19%. This isn’t surprising when you consider that more organisations are looking outside their own environment for solutions that will help them become more agile, maximise resources and save money. Yet, while this study and countless others show that mo...

Seagate SkyHawk partners with Rasilient Systems to protect against frame drop

Frame drop is one of the key problems in IP surveillance systems. The consequence of dropped frames is recording gaps, which translate into lost images that can consequently mean loss of valuable business intelligence or severe financial damages. Integration of Seagate Skyhawk To solve this problem, Rasilient Systems, a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of purpose-built surveillance recording servers and storage systems partners with Seagate to include Skyhawk drives in all their systems. &ldq...

ONVIF Profile A to drive interoperability for access control solutions

The need for interoperability, which is making different types of devices or technologies communicate with one another, is certainly nothing new in our industry. At Anixter, we have been testing interoperability in our Infrastructure Solutions Lab for many years, connecting devices and clients from different suppliers to our test server site to ensure that integrations and multi-supplier solutions are going to work correctly for our customers in real-world scenarios. Open standards in access co...

Download: Future-proof IP surveillance for harsh environments

Sea ports have a long tradition of handling important cargo, including equipment for oil and gas fields. These critical sites require complex security to protect vulnerable areas such as storage locations and unloading areas, as well as monitoring the surrounding waterways for emergency situations. Often, upgrading these sites with a future-proof security system can prove challenging, as there are likely to be expansive legacy systems in place. New systems may also need to be integrated w...

Key practical steps to an effective business security culture

There has never been closer integration between physical and logical security systems, so there has also never been greater importance when it comes to defining and maintaining the security culture within an organisation. Unfortunately, with increasingly complex security protocols required on a daily basis (and used by every employee), a security regime can easily become lax through apathy – which offers the perfect opportunity for potential intruders to take advantage. Whilst security t...

How the cloud reduces physical security system costs

The corporate mantra “Utilise TCO instead of purchase price when making purchasing decisions” means evaluating a project’s Total-Cost-of-Ownership over its lifetime period as the primary cost factor. It requires the corporate buyer to scrutinise the entirety of the investment as opposed to just the upfront purchase price. Like an iceberg, where the majority of the ice is below the surface, the total cost of ownership of a security system is typically much larger than the upfro...

Napco's Continental Access appoints George Zamora as Western Regional Sales Manager

The Continental Access Division of Napco Security Technologies, hires new Western Regional Sales Manager, George Zamora, reporting to Ron Kandcer, Director of Sales. Zamora comes to Continental Access with a successful career of over 20 years in all aspects of integrated systems, access control, video & security, and some of the industry’s largest companies. Developing integrator relationship Based in the Greater Los Angeles area, Zamora will use his expertise developing integrator r...

Milestone Systems 24/7 surveillance solution secures Goyang City in South Korea

Milestone Systems, the provider of open platform IP video management software (VMS), has successfully completed a seamless 24/7 security surveillance solution for Goyang City in South Korea. One of the 10 most dynamically developing cities in the world, Goyang is now safer than ever, as civil safety staff are equipped with Milestone’s integrated IP video solution to crack down on crime-prone districts and blind spots in the city. Goyang City Goyang City, a top tourist destination with a...

Bosch launches In-Store Analytics solution for better visibility on the retail floor

Bosch Security Systems introduces In-Store Analytics, a solution to provide retailers with valuable insights on store traffic for improving operations, customer engagement and sales. As part of the solution, Bosch IP panoramic cameras are installed to provide high visibility of the retail floor. The cameras use on-board Intelligent Video Analytics to create position data of shoppers’ movements. This data is then sent direct to the Cloud where it is further processed without video streams e...

SALTO access control deployed at global headquarters of life sciences giant, Abcam

SALTO Systems has been chosen to provide its smart access control solution for the new global headquarters of Life Sciences giant Abcam at their Cambridge biomedical campus. The construction company Kier has appointed SALTO Inspired Business Partner GBE Fire & Security to carry out the installation and commissioning of the system, as well as providing Fire, Gas Suppression, Disabled Alarms, CCTV and Data Network systems for the state-of-the-art £46 million office and laboratory scheme...

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