Surveillance & Security News for June 2009

Cumbria Police battles anti-social behaviour and football-related violence with TSS mobile CCTV

A major operational task for the CCTV vehicle is monitoring the behaviour of football fans travelling through the cityPatrolVu Mobile CCTV technology from TSS (Traffic Safety Systems) - part of AD Group - is proving to be extremely effective on the ground for Cumbria Police, helping to tackle anti-social behaviour in key hot spot areas across the force's Northern Command area - specifically Carlisle city centre - and to deliver a rapidly deployable resource to assist with crowd control on match...

Biometric passport technology to be implemented by all EU states

 All EU states including the UK, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland are to issue biometric passportsTop security experts from Shred-it warn of the need to be vigilant as the UK Identity and Passport Service commits to embrace fingerprint and face recognition technology at its borders.As of 29 June 2009, all EU states, including the UK, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland, are required to begin the process of issuing new passports containing biometric elements, including facial images and...

LEGIC® partners with BadgeCom for new smart card solutions

 Ron and Gabriel Shiller from BadgeCom and Hanspeter Kündig, Area Sales Manager at LEGICBadgeCom GmbH, supplier of card printers, credentials and personalisation services, is a new partner of LEGIC Identsystems Ltd. The results of the partnership are new printer and chip card solutions, which incorporate the LEGIC contactless smart card technology. BadgeCom is thus reacting to the constantly high demand in Europe for LEGIC based products.As a supplier of comprehensive card solutions, B...

Samsung Techwin bolsters Russian and CIS team with two new appointments

Maxim Saveliev, Sales Manager and Ivan Zharkov, Technical ManagerSamsung Techwin's professional security division has further expanded its team to provide support for the company's growing list of customers in Russia and CIS.Maxim Saveliev joins Samsung Techwin as Sales Manager having previously worked with Pelco for three years as Project Sales Manager. Prior to Pelco, Maxim was Sales Manager for Luis+.Ivan Zharkov, who has been appointed Technical Manager, has considerable technical knowledge...

Group 4 Technology Symmetry™ compatible with Bosch Security Systems IP cameras

 Group 4 Technology's Symmetry Security Management System integrates with Bosch IP camerasGroup 4 Technology announces that its Symmetry Security Management System (SMS) now integrates with Bosch Security Systems' IP cameras. This integration cements Group 4 Technology's strategic partnership with Bosch and provides customers with another best-in-breed IP partner solution.Along with Bosch's Divar 9- and 16-channel digital video recorders, Symmetry SMS now supports several models of Bosch IP...

Milestone provides high security to exclusive hotel

 The exclusive Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa provides state-of-the-art hospitality and securityChallengeThis award-winning hotel for top echelon guests needs to ensure the utmost in security and privacy for important clientele. Valuable artwork must also be protected. Constant overview of all the staff shifts and activities ensures top operations.SolutionCamsecure implemented Milestone XProtect Professional IP video software with an upgrade to XProtect Enterprise, managing almost 80 n...

IndigoVision ‘serves up’ comprehensive surveillance solution for Argentinean tennis tournament

IndigoVision's complete IP-CCTV solution was deployed during the Copa Telmex 2009 tennis tournamentIndigoVision's complete IP-CCTV solution was deployed during the Copa Telmex 2009 tennis tournament in Buenos Aires to provide security surveillance throughout the event. Copa Telmex is one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in Latin America and is an ATP World Tour 250 series event. The competition is staged every year on clay courts at the 5,500 capacity Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club loca...

SALTO provides keyless access for housing complex

Hazel Court has chosen a SALTO access control system to provide advanced security managementHazel Court a new housing development offering 21st century style and innovation in Swansea, Wales, has chosen a SALTO access control system to provide advanced security management.Operated by Family Housing Association (Wales) Ltd, Hazel Court is designed to provide a new way of living for the over 55's. It is an apartment complex that is intended to be part of the community - not a community apart - and...

New BSIA vice-chairman appointed

 Julie Kenny CBE DL has been appointed vice-chairman of the British Security Industry AssociationJulie Kenny CBE DL has been appointed as the new vice-chairman of the British Security Industry Association.Julie Kenny has been involved in the BSIA for some 17 years including two stints as Chairman of the Security Equipment Manufacturers Section. Julie is Managing Director of Pyronix Limited, and Chairman, CEO and major shareholder of its parent company Secure Holdings Limited.John Bates, BSI...

MOBOTIX sponsors French Federation Golf Tournament

MOBOTIX proudly sponsored the French Federation Golf TournamentOn 12 July 2009, in the beautiful country side of North Eastern Lorraine, France, MOBOTIX had the honour of taking matters one step further. The French Federation of Golf had authorised the "Number 1" IP camera manufacturer 18 holes on one of the most amazing courses in Bitche, France. The Tournament was open to the public and registration was completed by 6 July. The price for the event was 55 Euro that was&...

Controlware secures The Oldham College through flexible surveillance solution

Leading IP CCTV specialist Controlware has supplied an advanced surveillance solution to The Oldham CollegeWorking with partner Telewest Business, leading IP CCTV specialist Controlware has supplied an advanced surveillance solution to The Oldham College that delivers improved flexibility, cost savings and video quality over their previous system.The Oldham College is in the process of producing strategy that will see 70% of the college's building portfolio being re-built with plans for a £...

RISCO Group USA announces strategic partnership with Milestone Systems

 RISCO Group USA's security management system integrates with Milestone's IP video softwareRISCO Group USA and Milestone Systems recently announced their domestic partnering agreement, integrating RISCO Group USA's advanced security management system with Milestone's open platform IP video software. The newly developed integration solution combines Milestone's XProtect IP video open platform as a recording engine for the SynopSYS™ Integrated Security and Building Management Syste...

Security Industry Association appoints new sales manager

 Alain Taylor brings extensive association experience to the Security Industry AssosiationThe Security Industry Association is pleased to announce that Alain Taylor has joined the organisation as its sales manager. Alain will be responsible for selling the security industry resources offered by SIA as well as sponsorships at SIA events.Prior to joining SIA, Alain worked as the director of corporate relations for the Direct Marketing Association, where he spearheaded...

Prestigious Roman music academy preserves national musical heritage with Milestone network video technology

The Challenge of protecting musical treasuresAs the crown jewel of the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Rome, the Academy of Santa Cecilia is one of the oldest and most important musical institutions in the world. Its position and fame have steadily grown since it was founded in 1585. Today, it is internationally renowned, both as a venue for symphony orchestra concerts and as the custodian of a heritage of inestimable value, which makes it a landmark for academics and music lovers.Unique...

Hikvision enhances security of Janakalyan Sahakari Bank in India

Janakalyan Sahakari Bank adopted Hikvision's DS-7004HI-S Network DVR to get high-quality surveillance 24/7 The increasing risk of theft and crime has made physical security a major concern for the banking and financial industry in India. Janakalyan Sahakari Bank, which has shown steady growth over the past three decades, is putting efforts to maintain a more secured environment by applying high-performance surveillance products to enhance the security of its premises. Challen...

Alton Towers goes digital with the Honeywell Fusion DVR

The client:Alton Towers is amongst the top five tourist attractions in the UK. Located in 500 acres of grounds in Staffordshire - it attracts on average 2.5million visitors per year, making it the most visited theme park in the UK and the 11th most visited in Europe. Honeywell Fusion DVRs have been installed at the Alton Towers Resort to enhance the security of employees and visitors.The situation:During the summer of 2008 the Resort recognised that the video surveillance system needed bringing...

Vicon protects London's history

Vicon's reputation for providing complete CCTV solutions has been reinforced by the decision of Museum of London to award the company a contract to fulfil all its camera, digital recording and video control equipment requirements."CCTV has always played a major role in protecting our exhibits as well as assisting us in creating a safe environment for our visitors and staff," said Steven Cox, the Museum's Head of Security. "Our previous analogue CCTV system was installed many years...

Casino Duisburg ensures a win with Panasonic Security System

Situated near the rivers of Rhine and Ruhr, the city of Duisburg in Germany has been enjoying the fruits of energetic investment in its urban development for quite some years now. One of the major projects now embellishing the city centre is the CityPalais. The project has seen the construction of Germany's most modern casino, owned by WestSpiel, which has an elaborate and sophisticated interior with a ‘Las Vegas' feel. In addition to its unique environment, the casino offers an extensive...

Dallmeier video security technology for City of Dreams

The "City of Dreams" in Macau is a "must experience" integrated urban entertainment resort that will combine electrifying entertainment, stylish nightclubs, an amazing array of accommodation options, top-notch regional and international dining, world-class shopping as well as a spacious and contemporary casino. The initial opening was in early June this year, and when fully opened, City of Dreams will offer approximately 2,200 guest rooms, a wide range of restaurants and bars...

Bosch Security Systems' MIC cameras eye up Big Brother TV series

Now in its tenth successful year, the UK's popular Big Brother reality TV series uses Bosch's MIC Series PTZ cameras.MIC cameras are synonymous with Big Brother, having been used from the programme's start in 2000. Images of the cameras are used to promote the series and to bridge links in the programme itself. To help get the first series on the air the team from Forward Vision, who designed the MIC cameras - and who were acquired by Bosch Security Systems in 2008 - worked closely with Big Brot...

Concept Smoke Screen produces 1500 cubic meters of 'smoke' a minute

The use of Concept Smoke Screen has become common-place in jewellers, offices and high street stores across the country but its application is even more widespread and is used to cover a variety of leisure and entertainment facilities. American Golf shops had been suffering losses at their sites across the country until Concept Smoke Screen offered a solution. Installing the E series to protect the stores stopped the losses almost instantly.The E series range has advanced signalling capability,...

Alpro provides cost effective solutions at Reading FC

Alpro Hardware recently installed its "Swift" range of auto door operators on doors located at Reading FC. As part of the new Disability and Discrimination Act 2004, doors between the football stadium and hotel needed to be easily accessible by all. The Alpro "Swift" range fitted the bill. Easy to install and aesthetically pleasing the Swift 02 operators allowed the doors to be automatically operated when approached from either side. The Swift solution to the problem was both...

Sony chosen by MK Dons to provide cutting edge network video monitoring system to stadium

Sony Professional, a division of Sony United Kingdom Limited, is delighted that MK Dons FC chose a cutting edge network video monitoring system for their new high quality stadium. The highly innovative, reliable and scalable system will enable MK Dons to meet UEFA standards for safety and security while retaining the flexibility to expand the system as the venue grows."We selected Sony for its high quality, reliable and innovative network video monitoring solutions. We now have an...

New VINGTOR IP infotainment and CCTV solutions astonished delegates at Nor-Shipping 2009

 Zenitel successfully exhibited new IP infotainment and CCTV possibilities for onboard ships at Nor-Shipping 2009Zenitel, international market leader in integrated communication solutions for the professional market, successfully presented a number of new IP entertainment and CCTV possibilities for onboard ships at this year's Nor-Shipping. Zenitel Marine's IP Infotainment solutions and CCTV systems were presented by Zenitel representatives and colleagues from Singapore, Croatia, Germa...

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