Surveillance & Security News for March 2006

HID Global formed combining industry leading brands HID, Indala, and others to focus on Access Control Channels

New Entity to Deliver the Industry's Broadest Range of Products and Services Specifically Designed for Security OEM, Distribution, and Installation Channels Worldwide ASSA ABLOY's Global Technology Division (GTD) today announced the formation of HID Global, a new business entity focused on providing products and services targeted to the needs of key channels within the access control industry.  The HID Global structure combines the HID and Indala brands of access control readers and...

Swiss-Austrian product wins Italian Design Award

Fiera Milano, the Italian exhibition and congress organiser conducted a "Security & Safety Award" programme at this year's SICUREZZA, SICURITECH Expo and CHIUSURE TECNICHE in March.  The new compact Kaba elolegic cylinder won the special prize in the design category of security products.The aim of the exercise was to reward the best products for their functionality and design and to facilitate higher public awareness about them.  The exhibitors were allowed to enter w...

Rainbow on the Money

Lenses from US-based Rainbow CCTV are being used by a leading foreign currency provider to optimise client service.Rainbow varifocal lenses are part of an innovative solution whereby the accuracy of tellers at branches of FX Currency Services are monitored by a digital recording system.The FX Currency Services locations may be highly populated, with offices often having 50 cameras in an area of 200 square feet. The application uses a pair of colour cameras operating at 16 frames per se...

Direct CCTV and Dedicated Micros 1st for Airwaves Ducati

Dedicated Micros has delivered a range of advanced CCTV systems - including is latest Digital Sprite 2 and Dennard 2060 outdoor dome camera - to installer Direct CCTV to provide an advanced security and entertainment solution for the Airwaves Ducati team competing in this year's British SuperBike (BSB) Championship.  The type of CCTV installed is a first for the high profile series which started at Brands Hatch last weekend and is being screened live on ITV1. Said Pauline Norstrom, Wor...

Shenzhen TsingHua experiment school installed multi-functional LEGIC® smart card system

Shenzhen TsingHua Experiment School, with combined primary, secondary and pre-university, located at BaoAn District of Shenzhen, PR China, has lately installed a LEGIC technology based multi-functional contactless smart card system through TsingHua Mao Wu Co.The system services over 5,000 teachers and students, has one card issuing centre, and manages five major buildings in the campus, the Lecture Building, Office Building, Multifunctional Building, Dormitory and the Gymnasium. ...

Adpro’s local authority security solution reduces crime and vandalism in Herts

Video management technology is helping Hertfordshire County Council reduce vandalism and crimeSchools in Hertfordshire are benefiting from smart thinking and innovative ADPRO security technology to deliver a remote monitoring solution to cut down on vandalism and crime.  The Council is now looking at extending its innovation beyond schools and deploying it to protect any Council owned amenity from Play Centres and Athletic Tracks, through to Car Parks and Cemeteries.At the heart of the solu...

Merit Li-Lin strengthens sales team with key appointment

Midlands Account Manager joins Merit Li-Lin UKMerit Li-Lin UK, Taiwan's largest CCTV manufacturer, announces the appointment of Mike Boughey as Midland Area Account Manager.Following continued growth within the company, the appointment is designed to strengthen Merit Li-Lin's position in the Midlands, providing support to both new and existing customers. In his new role Mike Boughey will be responsible for customer account management and new sales development.  With over seven years...

Hospitals – a place where it’s better to be a visitor than a patient

The administrative district of Reutlingen, Germany runs the Kreiskliniken Reutlingen GmbH, with hospitals in Reutlingen, Bad Urach and Muensingen.  At the beginning of 2005, the newly built Albklinik Muensingen was formally opened.  The clinic, geographically located at the Middle Alb, has 105 beds with main wards for surgery, internal medicine, anaesthesia and gynaecology. The top priority for the personnel at the clinic is to make the stay at the hospital as comfortable as possible f...

Increased CCTV effectiveness with Viseum

Viseum has designed a range of software to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of CCTV systems.  The company has spent a significant amount of time assessing operational CCTV systems, looking at ways of improving their capacity to prevent and detect crime.Most CCTV systems require highly skilled operators to monitor approximately 50 cameras simultaneously.  Due to the sheer volume of information operators are required to process, it is estimated that a proportion of these cameras...

A real world test for camera

How a local authority has gone about putting a new CCTV monitoring system through its paces, in the real world. Luton has a track record of getting the best out of its town centre CCTV scheme.  More than 130 cameras are monitored 24-365 by a team of control centre operators who have collectively played their part in more than 6,000 arrests and who have on several occasions received commendations from the police for their work.  These have included helping to identify a serial rapi...

G4Tec offers free security evaluations

Education establishments across the UK can learn about their security needsAs part of G4Tec’s latest marketing campaign aimed at the Education sector, the company is offering education establishments across the UK the opportunity for a free comprehensive security evaluation of their premises and campuses, simply by filling out a form. The campaign encompasses all sectors of education including, Universities, Private and Public Schools, Specialist Academies and Higher Education Colleges.&nb...

Despite threat, don’t panic

Bob Randall, chief operating officer of Inkerman, took Mark Rowe out to lunch.  The terror threat is as high as it's ever been, he said; but don't panic.  Bob Randall became the corporate risk, intelligence and investigation consultancy's Chief Operating Officer recently (featured in our September issue).  A career Metropolitan Police man, he retired as a detective chief supt.  His work took in counter-terrorism, covert operations, security, major investigations,...

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