Surveillance & Security News for March 2009

CCTV specialist AD Group appoints Pauline Norstrom to Group Board

AD Group announces that Pauline Norstrom has been appointed to the main Group Board CCTV specialist AD Group - the parent company of Dedicated Micros - announces that Pauline Norstrom has been appointed to the main Group Board.Pauline's new role will incorporate her existing responsibilities for the direction of Worldwide Marketing but in addition she will now contribute directly to the overall strategic direction of the Group.Commented Nigel Petrie, AD Group Chairman: "I am delighted that...

Mirasys appoints new Chairman - Adam Wiseberg to bring wide-ranging expertise

 Adam Wiseberg joins Mirasys as ChairmanMirasys, one of the world's leading providers of open platform digital CCTV and video surveillance solutions, appointed Adam Wiseberg as group chairman following its Annual General Meeting in Helsinki yesterday. Wiseberg was most recently a main board director at CCTV manufacturer AD Group, where he spent 12 years and helped in growing turnover from under £1 million to nearly £90 million in 5 years, winning widespread industry recogni...

Hikvision digital video recorders provides prime security for 2008 Olympics

 Hikvision was selected to provide its high-definition DVRs and technical supports to enable the monitoring solutions for the GamesOlympics 2008, celebrated from Aug. 8 to Aug. 24, 2008 in Beijing, China, gathered hundreds of thousands of athletes, state officials, as well as journalists and tourists. Naturally, security is the top priority to guarantee a safe and smooth Olympic Games.ChallengeThe priority in security for Olympics is to have a centralized platform to manage the surveillance...

Alvarion® builds broadband wireless public safety network for Operation Green Light in the city of Lenexa, Kansas

 Electronic Technology Inc. chose Alvarion's BreezeACCESS VL and BreezeACCESS 900 product lines to build the entire OGL networkThe challengeFor some time, officials in Lenexa wanted to extend the fibre and other wired infrastructure to meet the broadband needs of the growing city, however the cost of expansion proved to be prohibitively high. As a result, city officials sought a cost effective solution to provide wireless broadband access for a public safety network, mobile broadband for mu...

Alvarion's award-winning Sailor Network connects public agencies throughout Maryland

 Alvarion's point-to-point and point-to-multipoint BreezeACCESS suite extended the sailor networkAfter extensive research, Sailor realized that using broadband wireless technology was the only way to bring multi-megabit speeds to Maryland's 24 counties, many of which are rural. To design and install this point-to-point wireless backbone network, the Sailor Operations Center in Baltimore contracted with Business Information Group (B.I.G.) of York, Pennsylvania. Since providing wireless links...

Hikvision digital surveillance solution secures burger king in United Kingdom

 Burger King decided to use the Hikvision's digital surveillance products to secure the restaurantBurger King, one of the biggest worldwide fast food chains, has over 11,300 restaurants in 69 countries. And in Glasgow, United Kingdom, approximately 90 percent of Burger King Restaurants are operated by independent franchisees in different locations, which have been providing convenience of food for hundreds of people every day. Ensuring the security of restaurants as well as offering unified...

Lieutenant General Kenneth A. Minihan to keynote at Public Security & Safety Expo at ISC West

 Lieutenant General Kenneth A. Minihan, former NSA director to discuss the Comprehensive National CyberSecurity initiative at ISC West 2009Lieutenant General Kenneth A. Minihan, former director of the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency, will deliver the keynote address at Public Security & Safety Expo at ISC West on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 11:00 am in the Sands Expo Center Room 602 in Las Vegas. Lt. Gen. Minihan will present on the challenges and opportuniti...

WD enters solid-state drive market with acquisition of SiliconSystems, Inc.

 Western Digital Corp. announced that it has completed a $65 million cash acquisition of SiliconSystems, IncWestern Digital Corp., a world leader in hard drive storage for computing and consumer electronics applications, announced that it has completed a $65 million cash acquisition of SiliconSystems, Inc., Aliso Viejo, Calif., a leading supplier of solid-state drives for the embedded systems market.Since its inception in 2002, SiliconSystems has sold millions of SiliconDrive® products...

City of Naucalpan de Juarez (Mexico) selects SAMSUNG | GVI Security video camera system

 SAMSUNG | GVI Security's video camera system covers over 70% of one of Mexico's most crime-ridden citiesSAMSUNG | GVI Security recently announced that Naucalpan de Juarez, a city of over 1 million people on the outskirts of Mexico City, is using SAMSUNG | GVI Security cameras to help better police the city, one of Mexico's most industrialized municipalities. Because of the accelerated development of its industry, today Naucalpan is considered one of the most important municipalities i...

Alvarion's broadband wireless network used for video surveillance in Italian City

  Cost effective Alvarion wireless network  provides connectivity for monitoring trafic in the cityThe challengeAfter consulting Essentia, a value added distributor with expertise in system integration, Molfetta Multiservizi realised that building a wireless broadband network to provide connectivity between the cameras and the control center would be the cheapest, quickest and most cost-effective option.The solutionTo help build the network, Molfetta Multiservizi contacted Alvario...

Samsung Techwin to showcase new access control and RFID product ranges at IFSEC show

 Samsung Techwin's ambition to be a total solutions provider will be further advanced at IFSEC 2009Samsung Techwin's stand at IFSEC 2009 (stand C70, hall 5) will be almost twice the size of last year's stand, which is just as well, as the company, which is one of Europe's fastest growing professional security brands, is planning to have a vast array of new products on display."Installers and system integrators looking for a competitive  edge will have the opportunity to see demons...

Cognitec exhibitor at ISC West show

Cognitec Systems GmbH exhibits its latest products at the ISC West to be held at Las Vegas, USACognitec Systems GmbH, - a leader in face recognition technology and systems, will be presenting its latest products at the ISC West International Security Conference and Exposition to be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA, April 1st - 3rd, 2009.Cognitec's presentation includes:♦ A new version of Cognitec's biometric face recognition software for video surveillance:...

Pelco megapixel cameras among new products on show at ISC West 2009

 Pelco megapixel cameras among new products at ISC West 2009Leading the security industry with end-to-end IP HD systems, Pelco is pleased to announce several new additions to its product line. As an open systems advocate, Pelco welcomes integration and development partners to view the new products that will be exhibited at the ISC West 2009 show in Las Vegas. The following are slated for display at the show (Pelco booth No. 14041).Sarix-based ID series - mega performance IP dome camerasExpe...

SAMSUNG | GVI Security to showcase new Samsung Electronics A1 video chip at ISC West

  SAMSUNG | GVI Security to preview new Samsung Electronics A1 Video Chip at ISC West SAMSUNG | GVI Security recently announced that it will preview some of the new products that incorporate the new Samsung Electronics A1 video chip at ISC West. The new chip provides a host of new benefits for security surveillance products and systems that will be available in the near future. The forthcoming products will be on preview at the SAMSUNG | GVI Security booth 12041 in the San...

Danish Intelligence Chief to speak at ASIS International European Security Conference

 The theme of the conference will be "Taking security management to the next level"ASIS International has announced that Mr. Jakob Scharf, Head of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) will be a keynote speaker at the 8th ASIS International European Security conference which will be held in Montreux, Switzerland on 26-29 April 2009. Mr. Scharf will discuss the increased terrorist threat in his country following the publication in 2005 of cartoons depicting the prophet...

Axis Communications announces commitment to IFSEC 2009

 Axis Communications will showcase new range of video surveillance products at IFSEC 2009Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, will showcase at IFSEC 2009. The event is very important to Axis, as the European market is such a key territory for the company. The event is also highly regarded as an important platform to announce and demonstrate a range of new innovative products based on the H.264 standard. Axis will continue with its commitment to drive the accel...

Hertfordshire County Council installs an Xtralis's ADPRO remote security technology to cut down on vandalism in schools

   Hertfordshire County Council installed Xtralis's ADPRO remote security technologyThe challengeAs with many educational establishments across the United Kingdom, schools in Hertfordshire are experiencing increasing levels of crime. The main issues tend to be vandalism of property and theft of high value items such as computers and other learning equipment.Robert Holgate, the CCTV Control Room Manager for Stevenage Borough Council explains "Initially we were just looking to reduc...

SCT Transport company choose Xtralis's ADPRO state of the art security solution to monitor its vast facilities

   Using the Xtralis's ADPRO security system, SCT can now trace freight from start to finish of its journey across AustraliaThe challengeSCT Transport is a privately owned logistics business formed in 1974. It is now one of the leading privately owned logistic companies in Australia.They were the first company to break the century old Government monopoly of the interstate rail network in Australia. Their success is attributable to their willingness to embrace technology and innova...

Xtralis's ADPRO multi-site video security system installed on wireless network to protect Swindon neighbourhoods

  Xtralis ADPRO multi-site video security system decreases criminal activity in Swindon neighbourhoodThe challengeThe Crime and Disorder Act was introduced in the UK in 1998. This placed a duty on local government and other organizations to work to reduce crime and the fear of crime.Swindon neighbourhood groups were dissatisfied with the level of property vandalism, drug-related crime and general safety of residents within their area. The five Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cabled sy...

Alvarion® wireless IP network solution enables UNESCO world heritage site to support and conserve species

  Alvarion's wireless network provide connectivity for different environmental control applicationsThe challengeDoñana National Park was looking to interconnect the control and recording system near the Doñana Palace and establish a video surveillance system for transmitting real time data in order to monitor and control the migration of birds and habitat conditions of protected species throughout the park. Using conventional radio links such as GPRS and GSM, the park sou...

Security service provider Axis Security goes green

  Axis Security, has been awarded the internationally recognised ISO 14001 environmental accreditationAxis Security, one of London and the City's fastest growing security service providers, has been awarded the internationally recognised ISO 14001 environmental accreditation, in recognition of its firm commitment to help the environment and reduce the environmental impact of its processes.ISO 14001 is the international management standard for the environment, providing businesses with...

Arecont Vision welcomes Scott Schafer as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Arecont Vision appoints Scott Schafer as Executive Vice President of Sales and MarketingArecont Vision, the industry leader in megapixel IP camera technology, has appointed Scott Schafer as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In the new position, Mr. Schafer will manage the company's global strategy to market IP-based high-resolution megapixel video surveillance solutions throughout its domestic and international markets.Mr. Schafer brings extensive executive management sales a...

Going critical: How to design advanced security networks for the nation's infrastructure

 GarrettCom, Inc sponsors webinar giving information and tools required to design security systems for challenging environmentsOverview: Physical security management is now a fundamental element of overall Critical Infrastructure Protection, applicable to any major industries with distributed and potentially vulnerable outside assets. Capabilities and expectations for security systems have risen greatly, even in more traditional industrial security applications.Reliance on these systems is...

Siemens provides interoperable system to protect historic library in Leipzig

  Important library archive made safe by Siemens technologySiemens Building Technologies has designed and installed a complete safety and security solution for one of the oldest and most important library archives in the world.Siemens has supplied a fully interoperable system comprising intruder detection, video surveillance, fire detection and a danger management system to protect Bibliotheca Albertina, the main building of the University Library in Leipzig, one of the oldest German u...

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