Surveillance & Security News for June 2007

MOBOTIX cameras help optimise warehouse management operations

‘Just in time' is one of the most important standards used to evaluate logistics services.  Raw materials have to be at the production location, products have to leave the production halls, and the goods have to be delivered to the customer, right on time.  The requirements can only be met by the most modern logistics and warehousing systems, which also have to guarantee maximum availability. Leading supplier With more than 700 reference facilities throughout the world, MAN L...

Video over IP products integrated into Milestone’s XProtect IP video management suite

Bosch Security Systems and Milestone Systems have strengthened their strategic alliance by extending the range of integrated hardware and software products. Bosch Security Systems is a global leader in IP cameras and encoders.  The IP cameras are based on the award-winning Dinion, FlexiDome and AutoDome Modular cameras.  Milestone's XProtect IP video management suite is one of the market-leading open platform IP video management system, with an extensive global presence. ...

Innovation in video surveillance emerging technology Bosch IP video solution earns Frost & Sullivan award

Bosch Security Systems today announced that Frost & Sullivan, a global growth-consulting organisation, has awarded the company its 2007 Video Surveillance Emerging Technology of the Year Award.  Bosch's Direct-to-iSCSI RAID recording solution received the award because of its value to customers and IT personnel and its competitiveness against the networked video recorder (NVR).  Bosch is a foremost pioneer in iSCSI-based recording technology, which uses the IP-based storage sta...

Rainbow in retail watchdog system

Privately funded CCTV systems in public areas are gaining increasing acceptance, with more and more neighbourhood or special-interest groups pooling funds to install cameras.  Eureka (California), Zurich in Switzerland, the London Borough of Enfield, and Belfast in Northern Ireland have all seen surveillance equipment sponsored by businesses and neighbourhood watchdogs.A current example is occurring in south side Milwaukee where a major thoroughfare, National Avenue, is benefiting from day-...

G4Tec hires Kevin Anderson as UK Head of Marketing

Group 4 Technology (G4Tec), a world leading manufacturer of security management systems for the commercial market, welcomes Kevin Anderson to the marketing department.  Kevin is the new UK Head of Marketing, and is responsible for the strategic and tactical execution of all UK marketing activity within G4Tec and G2IS.  He reports to Vice President of Marketing, Kim Loy.His responsibilities include a plethora of activities to drive the business forward including:Identifying an attractiv...

COE X-Net® supports incident detection in Italian road tunnel upgrade

COE Group Plc, the developer and supplier of advanced video systems, has been selected supplier of choice by Distelco, Italy, for the supply of high resolution video codecs for the Martignano Tunnel project in the Trentino region.  The COE X-Net® G3 MPEG4 codecs form the core of the video encoding and transmission system and will make up part of the overall safety system which also incorporates Citilog's MediaTunnel automatic incident detection across 26 of the 43 cameras located within...

Australian growth in remotely monitored CCTV

It is encouraging to see that remotely monitored, detector-activated, CCTV is really taking-off in other parts of the world.  One Australian supplier I spoke to recently, who was visiting the IFSEC exhibition in May, reported an upsurge of interest resulting in a doubling of connections year-on-year - and with 60% of business coming from customer recommendations -  this ties in with what I have been saying for over a decade now regarding the real benefits of this technology for site sa...

Urmet Domus Installer of the Year Awards announced at IFSEC 2007

Sutton and Birmingham based JLG Security were awarded the accolade of UK Installer of the Year.  West Country Security, whose head office is in Plymouth, was chosen as the southern region Installer of the Year with the same award being given to Manchester based Fibre Optics UK Ltd for the northern region."The judging was carried out by an independent panel of judges," said Mark Hagger, Urmet Domus's Sales Director.  "The judges told us that it proved to be a major ch...

Harry has a ruck

Harry Whale, Winsted's recently appointed General Manager, played in a charity rugby match on the 16th June to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Falklands War and managed to tear two hamstrings and acquire some broken ribs in the process."Like most ‘friendly' rugby matches, this one was competitively fought, and perhaps fittingly ended in a draw of 33- 33," said Harry.  "We did however achieve our objective of commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Falk...

Sanyo passes the Test at 'The Home of Cricket'

One of the world's finest cricket coaching venues, the MCC Indoor Cricket School, is capitalising on the very latest CCTV technology from SANYO to help future Test and County stars hone their skills. The SANYO technology is a part of the School's Performance Analysis Suite, which was recently completed and has already been used by top cricketers including England's Alastair Cook.Founded in the 1970s, and re-built in the 1990s, the School, which is situated within Lord's Cricket G...

Macau Police Invest in IndigoVision IP-CCTV

IndigoVision's complete IP-Video system is providing a comprehensive CCTV surveillance solution for the Police Service in Macau, one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China, along with Hong Kong.  The new system has revolutionised how Macau Police monitor their operation and has provided them with faster video analysis and improved incident response.  IndigoVision was chosen following a successful test evaluation of competing systems by techn...

Mirasys celebrates 10th anniversary

Mirasys Ltd, a leading provider of video surveillance software for the security industry is this year celebrating its ten year anniversary.Since its founding as a small IT startup in 1997, Mirasys Ltd has grown to become the Scandinavian market leader and a leading provider of surveillance software in Europe and North America.  Today, Mirasys software is used to monitor sites ranging from New York State school districts to holding cells in Queensland, Australia, and from diamond m...

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