Surveillance & Security News for June 2006

The future of train and passenger CCTV

These days train and network operators have a heightened requirement to provide a safe and secure environment for passengers and staff when travelling.  But a passenger's end-to-end experience for their ‘journey' will encompass the car park, concourse, passageways, platforms and onboard the carriages.  So how can you increase confidence whilst at the same time reduce anti-social behaviour across these environments?When looking at CCTV and the surrounding problems encounte...

Top rowing club protected by latest lighting solutions from CBC

Chubb Electronic Security has significantly improved CCTV surveillance at Maidenhead Rowing Club using the latest lighting technology from CBC.Following the attempted theft of two high value coaching launches with outboard motors, the rowing club asked Chubb to upgrade its CCTV system."Although the incident was caught by a fully-functional day\night dome camera it occurred during winter when light conditions were very poor.  As a result the images were of little use," explained Ke...

BBV and Dedicated Micros secure premier award for Pick-a-Point Virtual Matrix

Integrator BBV and Dedicated Micros are celebrating after the market-leading Pick-a-Point Virtual Matrix solution secured the prestigious 2006 PSI (Professional Security Installer) Premier Award for Product Innovation, with the result being announced on June 6 at Moor Park Golf Club, Hertfordshire. Pick-a-Point came top in voting by the readers of PSI magazine from a shortlist, which included contenders from Samsung Techwin, Synectics, CoVi Technologies, GE Security, DVTel and Pelco. The advance...

Rainbow's spear of destiny

Use of CCTV equipment in machine vision applications is not only growing but has become remarkably diverse.  The trend has been underlined by use of fixed focal length lenses from Rainbow in machinery for grading asparagus. The grading units are in operation in ten countries with notable US applications at Gonzales and Castroville in northern California.  Asparagus growers using the equipment in England include farmers near Statford-upon-Avon, Midhurst in West Sussex and Lincolnshire.T...

Rainbow at Bogota Airport

Motorized zoom lenses from Rainbow have been installed at Bogota Airport, Colombia.  The 15-300mm units were selected for the quality of their telephoto performance, compact size and ability to operate amid high levels of dust and fumes. The lenses are allowing air traffic control and security staff to follow vehicle and passenger movement on aprons and runways as well as monitoring for intrusion through the perimeter fence.  In several sectors the Rainbow units are being used at dista...

HID Global recognised as "Access Control Manufacturer of the Year"

iCLASS™ cards and readers also recognised as "Access Control Product of the Year".HID Global, a leading manufacturer in the access control industry, today announced that it was named "Access Control Manufacturer of the Year" by the readers of Professional Security Installer (PSI) Magazine.  Additionally, the company's iCLASS line of cards and readers was named "Access Control Product of the Year" by the publication.   By honouring HID Global as &...

JVC takes home PSI Premier Award

Readers of PSI (Professional Security Installer) magazine nominated and voted for JVC's TK-WD310E (B) wide dynamic range camera to win the PSI Premier Award for CCTV Product of the Year 2006.  The award was presented at a ceremony held on 6 June 2006 at Moor Park Golf Club Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, UK and was combined with the PSI Premier Golf Day. The camera is designed for security users wanting to achieve sharp and crystal clear images in perfect resolution in both the bright and...

Conway on the Yellow River

Conway Security Products has recently supplied pan and tilts and camera housings to a £200m motorway scheme in China, which will stretch as far as Inner Mongolia. Funded by the Asian Development Bank, the Shanxi Province motorway project involves construction of a 1,500 km four-lane toll expressway in northwestern China.  The highway will include a 4.5km bridge over the Yellow River.  The Conway units will be used at tollbooths and for general surveillance purposes on open carria...

Stuttgart invests in IP Video for Football World Cup

The city of Stuttgart has installed an IndigoVision integrated IP Video solution as part of its security system for the 2006 Football World Cup being held in Germany.The new system has upgraded and extended the existing analogue CCTV infrastructure to provide monitoring for the city's transport network in a 16M/30Km radius around the stadium.  The CCTV surveillance inside the stadium has also been updated to IP Video to provide a totally integrated solution that delivers continuous high...

Wireless CCTV - Is the technology ready?

Robert Wint, Marketing Director, EMEA of Verint Systems talks about the growth of wireless CCTV and whether the existing technology is ready to change. With the growth in the acceptance of wireless technologies, we are still yet to see the predicted rise in wireless video – indoor or outdoor.  The technologies are converging and I believe we are on the cusp of a major boom in secure, digital wireless networked video.  The benefits of wireless networking are well documented,...

Pauline Norstrom rewarded for contribution to security industry standards

Pauline Norstrom, the Worldwide Head of Marketing at Dedicated Micros - part of AD Group -has received the 2006 PSI (Professional Security Installer) Premier Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Security Industry. The award was given to Pauline in recognition of her dedication to the creation of effective CCTV standards, in particular as Vice Chairman of the BSIA's CCTV Section - since 2004 - and by heading-up TC/10 a technical committee within the BSIA which looks specifically at CCTV...

Richardson Electronics Security Systems Division changes name to Burtek

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has completed the process to change the name of its Security Systems Division (SSD) to Burtek (Burtek Systems) in the United States.Richardson Electronics is making this change to improve branding consistency of this division and the efficiency of communications with its partners.In 1997, Richardson Electronics SSD acquired Burtek Systems Inc in Canada and encouraged continuing operations under this name. Burtek is a well-known brand wi...

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