Surveillance & Security News for June 2006

TransVu earns top marks for Florida school bus surveillance

The ruggedised TransVu mobile digital CCTV recorder from AD Group - the parent company of Dedicated Micros - is playing an invaluable role ensuring the safety and security of the students who travel daily on 100 school buses serving the public schools system in Tallahassee, Florida, with a further 100 planned as part of an ongoing program by integrator North American Video.TransVu - which recently received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category (Britain's most prestigious bu...

Casino banks on IP Video

The Gala Hotel and Casino complex in Douglas on the Isle of Man has installed IndigoVision's integrated IP Video solution to provide CCTV surveillance for its gaming operation. The system, installed by Zoom CCTV Limited, uses IndigoVision's ‘Control Centre' enterprise video and alarm management software.  ‘Control Centre' provides control, administration and viewing of the live camera feeds and recorded video over the IP network.  Video recording is achieved...

Siemens Building Technologies Security Products gets to the Heart of Radio Security

BackgroundHeart FM is one of the Midlands' most popular commercial radio stations.  From its studios in a courtyard just off Birmingham's busy Broad Street, it serves a weekly audience of some 778,000 listeners across Warwickshire and the West Midlands, with a core target audience of 25 - 44 year olds.Like all media outlets, it needs to have tight security - especially due to its central location, which offers an open face to the public.  This makes strictly controlling access to all,...

Oxford Street shopping in style and safety thanks to Dedicated Micros

The Challenge One of London's busiest shopping centres has upgraded to a digital security system controlled by three Dedicated Micros' DS2 multiplexers. The Plaza on Oxford Street is a 3-floor complex comprising of 38 retail outlets, a food court and a health club.  With long opening hours and a prime location at the heart of the capital's shopping district, security is a key management issue. The existing VCR-based system could no longer meet the stringent requirements for high quality...

Security on the forecourt

The ClientBoxtone Crawley owns the BP Spar Crawley Avenue service station, in Crawley, Sussex.  Located on a dual carriageway, it serves the busy commercial area and local community.  In addition to a four-lane petrol filling station, the Crawley Avenue service station offers customers a wide range of convenience goods including hot food, alcohol, groceries, drinks, snacks and magazines.  The SituationLike many forecourts the Crawley Avenue service station suffers from crimes such...

Reducing forecourt theft

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 garage was never able to help the police secure convictions using these images. The Solution Hindmarch & Co...

Networked video surveillance: Are we there yet?

Ken Sutherland of Telindus Surveillance Solutions discusses the growth of networked video surveillance over the past ten years and whether the security industry is now ready for this change. Some of the early pioneering companies in the video over IP market are approaching their 10-year anniversaries, but few of them are profitable yet.  Most of these companies became involved in this market by inventing some video encoding technology and then trying to find an application for that technol...

Modern port and harbour security

Efficient Pedestrian And Vehicle Access Control Certified According to ISPSThe port installation at Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft (LHG) received International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS-Code) certification on July 1, 2004.  This code encompasses a wide variety of internationally binding measures designed to improve port safety. Similar to airports, for example, the approximately 600,000 ship passengers passing through Lübeck are required to go through a security gate...

Modern hospital management

In Good Hands Nobody really likes to be in hospital. But knowing that you're in good hands makes everything a little bit easier.  The patients at the Maria Hilf Clinics in Mönchengladbach can be sure of that.  After all, each hospital that the clinic operates, Maria Hilf, St. Franziskus and Kamillianer, has a very thorough approach patient care. The Whole Person "We aim to provide each and every patient with the most modern medical treatment available," said Stefan Bahun...

Progressive Campus Security at Republic Polytechnic in Singapore

Education of the future - Paperless, wireless and safe The Republic Polytechnic (RP) is one of five polytechnics in Singapore - and one of the most modern in the world.  First established in August 2002, the number of students increased from 800 in 2003 to 3,600 in 2005.  The courses of study include communications and automation technology, information technology and applied sciences such as biotechnology and new media. All students and staff at the RP have notebook computers that are...

Efficient airport security at Coventry, UK

Ideal centreKöln/Bonn are just GBP 15.99 (less than 25 €) away.  To visit the leaning tower of Pisa or the Rialto bridge in Venice will also cost the same.  As the first low-cost airport in the UK, Coventry Airport is offering flights to many distances for low cost.  Since 31st March 2004, the TUI subsidiary Thomson-fly.com is utilizing the Coventry Airport located in the heart of the English midlands as the ideal centre for low-cost flights to 17 European cities. &...

Smooth processes in public transport management

Dense NetworkThe city of Kaiserslautern is committed to serving its citizens well.  This is also reflected in the wide network of public transportation the city operates: 13 day bus and six night bus lines as well as approximately 450 bus stops throughout the city make sure that the 105,000 inhabitants of the German metropolis can get conveniently from A to B.  It is no wonder, therefore, that around 13 million passengers use the services of the TWK Verkehrs-AG each year.  This tr...

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