Surveillance & Security News for June 2019

Hikvision offers queue detection technology to eliminate long waiting time at retail outlets

Today’s shoppers have less time than ever to get their grocery shopping done, and they expect a fast and easy purchasing experience. How does one keep waiting times to a minimum, and react quickly to growing checkout lines? Intelligent queue detection technology could be the answer. Waiting to pay is a huge problem for retailers and shoppers alike. Customers who find themselves in a seemingly endless line may grow intensely frustrated, to the point that they abandon the store. Queue dete...

Allied Universal takes over San Francisco-based manned guarding and security personnel provider firm, Cypress Private Security

Allied Universal, renowned security and facility services company in North America, has announced the acquisition of Cypress Private Security, LP - a San Francisco-based company offering comprehensive security services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Manned guarding “Cypress Private Security is a company that we have long admired and always wanted to partner with,” said Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal. “This security company has built a brand and a culture t...

Essence to exhibit voice-enabled Care@Home Communicator solution at Health+Care 2019

Seniors require and deserve peace of mind, knowing that help is easily available when they need it; they also need their boundaries respected, ensuring their privacy is paramount. Essence’s Care@Home solution delivers both. Essence will present its technology at Health+Care, June 26 & 27 at ExCel, London, to introduce the general availability of its offerings in the UK market. Essence SmartCare, part of the Israel-based Essence Group, is a pioneer in intelligent IoT and cybersecurity...

Senstar to secure five airports with its video management, facial recognition and intrusion detection systems

Senstar, a provider of video management systems (VMS) and perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS), is pleased to announce its products were recently selected to protect five airports in various locations around the world. These sites join the list of hundreds of civilian and military airports currently using Senstar products. “Airport infrastructure and assets represent a vital economic engine for many cities and countries making them prime targets for vandals, thieves and terrorists...

IDIS presents awards to partners SECOM, Johnson Controls and ISD Tech at IFSEC 2019

Advanced video projects delivered by SECOM, Johnson Controls and ISD Tech have been recognised at IFSEC with a special award event on the IDIS stand. Over the last 12 months, large-scale implementations and high definition IP system upgrades, harnessing the latest IDIS technology, have given enhanced video capability at NHS facilities, fashion chains, coffee shops, variety stores, and market leaders in the eating-out sector. Each year, IDIS invites VIP guests to recognise outstanding achieveme...

Gallagher Command Control secures access at New Covent Garden Market

New Covent Garden Market is a London icon with a history dating back to medieval days. Now the largest wholesale market in the UK, it has been feeding and flowering London every day for over 40 years. Brand New Covent Garden Market is the next evolution of the market, transforming the site into a 46,500m2 better, modern trading space during a phased build between 2015-2021. As a place of significance in a highly sought-after central London location, with hundreds of food and flower traders, sup...

Gallagher’s Command Centre central management software deployed at City of Dreams in Macau

In mid-2009, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited opened City of Dreams, Macau – a casino and resort complex that quickly become one of the world’s premier entertainment and leisure destinations. The complex brings together a collection of world-renowned hotel brands, including Crown, Grand Hyatt, and Hard Rock, along with a casino area of approximately 448,000 square-feet and over 20 restaurants and bars. Also comprising an audio-visual multimedia experience, and ‘The H...

University of Stirling launches National Surveillance Camera Day to initiate public debate on CCTV surveillance technology

The world’s first National Surveillance Camera day is being launched by a University of Stirling academic to stimulate public debate about the spread of the technology. National Surveillance Camera day Surveillance centres across England and Wales will be throwing their doors open on Thursday 20 June, in an event planned by leading CCTV expert Professor William Webster. The national day, which is being organised in conjunction with the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, aims to reveal the...

MOBOTIX unveils latest cyber security guide, Cactus Patch

MOBOTIX cameras and solutions rightly have a reputation for being particularly cyber-secure. MOBOTIX customers all over the world trust the reliability of products developed and manufactured in Germany to protect their images and analysis data from unauthorised access and to prevent an insecure interface from offering hackers an opening. The hard work pays off, as evidenced by the fact a MOBOTIX camera has never been hacked. “We are constantly working on identifying possible security gaps...

Door Entry Direct, Comelit’s Gold Partner checks record attendance and sales at installer open day

Comelit’s Gold Partner, Door Entry Direct, has seen record attendance and received significant on-the-day sales at its most recent installer open day, showcasing the latest app-based door entry and facial recognition technology. The dedicated open day saw over 50 people attend in just four hours. It was an exclusive opportunity for the leading distributor of audio and video door entry systems to display Comelit’s stylish new security systems, including its stylish Visto video doorbe...

Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) works on projects in 15 countries to provide enhanced products and services

Security video wall and visual display solutions experts Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) works on projects in 15 countries around the world since its launch nine months ago. UVS changed its name from eyevis UK last September following the acquisition of eyevis GmbH by the Leyard group. Providing turnkey solutions The rebranding has allowed the company to offer an expanded range of products and services The rebranding has allowed the company to offer an expanded range of products and services...

Videx’s app for GSM intercom system simplifies programming and usability for end users and installers

Videx, a manufacturer and supplier in access control and door entry kits, has added a new app to its flagship GSM intercom range, the popular entry systems that provide greater security and freedom to users. The new app simplifies programming and usability for both end users and installers. Available for iOS and Android devices, the app allows you to program the GSM intercom system by automatically creating the SMS messages. Activating door/gate for programmed time Features include the abilit...

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