Surveillance & Security News for June 2006

The IKEA Pilot Store 'homes in' on loss prevention using Milestone IP video surveillance integrated with retail transaction data

The IKEA Pilot Store in Delft, The Netherlands, has upgraded their analog security approach to modern digital surveillance using networked technology.  Milestone XProtect software integrates IP video images with transaction data from their Navision Microsoft Business Solution to give effective monitoring and analysis of their retail activities, resulting in better security, improved service levels, and reduction of shrinkage.The IKEA Pilot Store has increased the capabilities of its general...

TDSi goes on the road with the Norbain live roadshows

As specialists in integrated security solutions, TDSi will be featuring the latest in user-friendly software innovations at this year's LIVE 06.  TDSi's eXguard PRO meets the needs of even the largest access control networks, with the unique integration and expansion features offering numerous possibilities to integrate with the latest CCTV and biometric technologies.  eXguard PRO also supports, as standard, the ever popular MicroGarde® controller adding even more potential.TDSi's...

RISCO Group expands into Access Control by acquiring Keyware SA

Keyware access control systems to be part of RISCO Group's integrated security and building management solutionsRISCO Group, a leading provider of Integrated Security Solutions, has acquired Keyware SA from its previous owner, Keyware Technologies NV.  The company, based in Brussels, Belgium, is a leading European manufacturer of access control systems.  The acquisition is another step RISCO Group is taking to increase its range of solutions and competitiveness in the security and...

Yash Patel celebrates 20 years with JVC

Yash Patel, Executive Director, CCTV Europe at JVC Professional Europe has worked at the company for 20 years and celebrated his anniversary at JVC's new head office on 9 June 2006.  Yash has won several industry awards including the Premier Award for Outstanding Achievement and holds the prestigious Guild Member status with The Company of Security Professionals.  "It's been an enormous privilege to work with JVC.  I've made life-long friends and relationships in...

Norbain claims PSI Premier Award for second year in a row

Norbain SD, one of Europe's leading distributors of CCTV, Access Control and Intruder Detection equipment, has been voted Distributor of the Year for the second year running by readers of Professional Security Installer."I was delighted to accept this award on behalf of everyone at Norbain", says Dermot Grace, Commercial Director of Upperpoint Distribution, parent company of Norbain.  "It recognizes our continued and total dedication to customer service within the CCTV di...

The University of Technology and Economics in Chur opts for multi-functional campus card

Students and also professors and staff at the College of Technology and Economics in Chur (HTW Chur), Switzerland, are profiting from the contactless LEGIC smart card in the form of a student and staff ID.  This has brought their identification IDs into line with the very latest state of the art, and also gives them many advantages besides the visual ID.  Thanks to the solution realized by EVIS AG and Kaba AG, the HTW Chur is placing new trails in both student and staff identification,...

VMC: Multi function LEGIC smart card fuels efficiency for global oil company

Integrated smart card functionality is helping ‘fuel' efficiency at the international headquarters of Petro-Canada, one of Canada's largest oil and gas companies.Around 250 staff benefit from the user friendly system that combines e-payment technology with access control at a newly refurbished London office block where workers could in the future also be using their individual cards for computer log on.The new technology was introduced in May 2005 and followed a move to new premise...

Reducing forecourt theft

Control Z Computers gained approval on a proposal to install eight Axis network cameras Axis IP-Surveillance equipment cuts ‘drive offs' and thefts at Hindmarch & Co Garage by more than £15,000 per year Hindmarch & Co had invested in a traditional analogue-based CCTV system in 1994 but found the images it recorded were not of sufficient quality to make number plate and facial recognition possible.  Although crimes were recorded in progress, the ga...

Bewator launches comprehensive buyer’s guide and price list

Access security specialist, Bewator has just launched a comprehensive and combined Access and Video Products Buyers Guide and Price List.  For the first time the brochure will provide customers with all the necessary pricing and integration information for both access and video products in one easy to follow document. The Buyer's Guide and Price List reflects Bewator's ethos of providing its customers with cost effective and easy to use solutions, and combines access and video product speci...

Top venue aims to attract VIP events with security as a key selling point

One of the UK's leading event venues, Manchester's G-MEX & MICC (Manchester International Convention Centre) has modernised its CCTV system as part of plans to attract a wider range of prestigious events.G-MEX/MICC, which will be hosting the annual Labour Party Conference this autumn, has been equipped with two of the new-generation Kollector PRO digital video recorders from Vicon.  The system, installed by Con-Tec Solutions Ltd, also comprises 23 dome cameras, a Vicon keypad and t...

Sukhi's Angels

Security firm makes triple appointment to strengthen operation Octavian Security has announced three new appointments at its Nottingham headquarters, following a sustained period of growth, taking its total staff head count to 287.The first new appointment, Gwen Durban, joins Octavian as its new business development and marketing coordinator, and will be working as part of the team focussed on European development.  Armed with a degree in Law, experience of working in the communications dep...

Honeywell Video Systems announces UK marketing leader

Honeywell today announced James Somerville Smith has been appointed UK marketing leader for Honeywell Video Systems, part of Honeywell Systems Group.  Based at the Runcorn office, James is responsible for developing and marketing the full Honeywell Video Systems range to meet customer needs in the UK, as well as exploring the integration capabilities of the full Honeywell Security product range.  James's career in the security industry spans more than 10 years and he joins Honeywel...

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