Surveillance & Security News for March 2007

Arup Security Consulting appoints Sir David Omand

Arup, the global design and consulting business, is delighted to announce the appointment of Sir David Omand GCB to a role as a consultant to Arup Security Consulting.Sir David joins Arup after a long and remarkable career in the United Kingdom public service and academia.  He is currently a visiting Professor at the War Studies Department, King's College, London and a regular speaker and writer on counter-terrorism and security, the ethical dimension of leadership and on the use of sci...

Axis partners with IBM for network-based surveillance

Axis Communications announced today that IBM is offering Axis network video products as part of a new Digital Video Surveillance solution.  The system is an open framework for event-based surveillance that includes advanced indexing and analytics technologies.  It is fully customizable and will support Axis' entire line of network cameras and video servers.Axis network cameras and video servers are currently being used in several pilot projects IBM has installed for enterprise-leve...

Pro Security Ghana Monitors 50 Years of Independence

Hundreds of thousands of people attended Independence Square in Accra, Ghana to celebrate fifty years of independence from British colonial rule on 6 March, 2007.  Designed by Pro Security Ghana Ltd, in what is understood to be the largest IP CCTV surveillance system in Africa, all celebration events were monitored and recorded for safety and security. "Being able to bring back high-resolution CCTV surveillance information from just about anywhere in the city has enormous benefits for...

RAF Museum chooses Net2 for access control

Net2, the network access control system from Paxton Access Limited, a UK market leader in the design and manufacture of electronic access control systems, has been installed at the RAF Museum at Hendon.Opened in late 1972, the RAF Museum at Hendon attracts 180,000 visitors a year to the 15-acre site of former RAF Hendon Aerodrome.  Currently the museum is home to over eighty aircraft, which will increase to more than one hundred later this year.  It is the national museum of aviation a...

TDSi secures the heart of culture in the City

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, situated in the heart of the City of London, impresses not only with its unique location, neighbouring the Barbican Centre, Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue, but is at the same time home to outstandingly talented teachers and students from around the world.Only a complete security system can ensure the smooth operation of the 100,000 square meters complex, spread out over 5 neighbouring buildings with currently around 2,000 peop...

Reebok Sports Club ‘La Finca’ opts for LEGIC® technology at its sports facilities

The club provides a wide variety of facilities to delight members attending the ‘‘La Finca'' Reebok Sports Club in Madrid, Spain.  To meet clients' needs to the full and to optimise all the equipment to the maximum, the club relies on efficient applications supplied by LEGIC based Gantner applications.  Reebok Sports Club ‘La Finca' is located at Pozuelo de Alarcón and is considered to be one of the most prestigious sports clubs in Spain.  Its sports faci...

Securing the galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts uses Axis network cameras and video servers to secure priceless art works in its galleriesBackgroundRAA exhibitions attract more than a million visitors every year, putting the institution consistently amongst the top ten paying-visitor attractions in London.  Amongst its ruling body of Academicians have been some of the country's leading artists over the years including Reynolds, Turner, Constable, Gainsborough and in more recent years Moore, Frink, Blake and Hock...

Dallmeier unveils the first digital matrix security system in the U.S. at Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino

Dallmeier, one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of CCTV systems and established specialist for top solutions in the field of casino surveillance is once again demonstrating its competence in a project of enormous scale and magnitude.  The German company has joined hands with the Barona Gaming Commission in launching the first real-time CCTV/IP system with digital matrix in the United States.  Since its commissioning in September 2006 the fully digital surveillanc...

Transition, transparency, integration and migration fit Nike’s form and function, application and aesthetic philosophy

The Nike Experience You are at the right place, but absent from view are glass-on-glass high-rises compacted together over the typical concrete and asphalt corporate terrain.  But then, this is anything but typical.  You are about to enter the hallowed halls of one of sport's holiest sites.  You have arrived at Nike World Headquarters (WHQ).  The 185-acre campus sprawls out in front of you and the size and complexity is staggering.  Everything would have to be custom...

Dedicated Micros at Bradford National Museum of Film and Photography

The ChallengeBradford's popular National Museum of Film and Photography has had a security facelift with the introduction of new networkable digital CCTV from Dedicated Micros.  The museum is the only one of its kind in the UK and contains some valuable and unique exhibits.  Security proved a key area to address during a recent relaunch and refurbishment.Faced with growing video tape management issues and problems with picture quality, museum management called in John Archbold, sal...

Vicon play a part at Birmingham Hippodrome

The 1,850 seat Birmingham Hippodrome, one of the largest theatre complexes in the UK,  is upgrading to the latest generation of digital video recording using DVRs from the Vicon Kollector Elite range.The move to replace outdated first generation DVRs is part of a two and a half years long project being undertaken by national installer ADT. Birmingham Hippodrome Director of Operations Mike Bradford, said:  "We wanted to modernise the way that CCTV at Birmingham Hippodrome was manag...

Axis to introduce a host of new IP-Surveillance products at IFSEC 2007

Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market , will be introducing a range of new network video products at IFSEC 2007 (Hall 20, stand 15045), giving all visitors the opportunity to investigate the latest developments in IP-Surveillance.  Axis will be demonstrating its new revolutionary video encoder - the AXIS 247S Video Server - at IFSEC this year.  The AXIS 247S Video Server converts one stream of analogue video into high quality, full frame rate Motion JPEG or...

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