Surveillance & Security News for March 2014

Nedap’s access control system prevents unauthorised access at Marc O’Polo

Some 600 employees enter and leave the premises each day at the headquarters of Marc O’Polo in Stephanskirchen. Steady growth over recent years made it necessary to improve the process of access control. A system was needed that provided multiple functions and met the requirements. Marc O’Polo wanted a user-friendly system to prevent people from accessing the premises unauthorised, without causing inconvenience to employees. Flexible working hours, flexible system Flexible and vari...

Arecont Vision megapixel cameras capture essential images at New York State Police Station

Customer The Police Department of Monroe, New York is a fully staffed law enforcement agency that is committed to providing the town’s residents with the most professional and courteous police service possible. In addition to a chief of police, staff includes supervisors, a patrol unit, a detective unit, communications (dispatch) and support personnel. The Town of Monroe, New York is located in Southern Orange County and in close proximity to the metropolitan New York City area. The town...

NVT’s UTP video transmission solution suitable for various prison and detention centre environments

Within the unique high-security environment of Prisons and Detention Centres, CCTV images can be used not only to prevent unauthorised access but also to detect violent confrontations, smuggling of contraband, self-harm / suicide attempts, escape, and to protect prison infrastructure from vandalism. In modern Detention facilities, images can prove vital for evidential purposes of events during arrest procedures – to assure the safety of both detainees and officers. In order to protect pri...

Delta’s vehicular control protection systems help maintain safety at various Airports

Before 9-11, perimeter security was used to provide an extra barrier of protection for an airport and its people typically from hijackers and vandals. Although that is still true today, there is now an added threat. In our present environment, we cannot afford to let a terrorist or deranged attacker get near our airport facilities, people or passengers. In all too many cases, getting near is all they have to do. Though every effort is made to ensure the safety of air travellers, what is being d...

High Chelmer Shopping Centre chooses SALTO security solution

One of the lightest, brightest and most cheerful shopping centres in the county, High Chelmer Shopping Centre welcomes over 10 million shoppers per annum to its 80 shops and stores counted electronically by infra-red beams strategically located at each of the three mall entrances, and provides a convenient, modern under-cover shopping experience close to the town's car parks. As part of a refurbishment programme, the centre owners decided to upgrade the on-site security equipment in the service...

Delta Scientific's barricades and crash-rated bollards stop truck bombers at various US Embassies

In 1998, at the U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, a crash-rated, moveable barricade prevented the attacker’s vehicle from entering the rear compound of the building and, thus, reduced the loss of lives and damage to the facility. Unfortunately, they were not used at the embassy in Nairobi, Kenya when it was bombed the same day. However, by September of that year, 14 barriers, including moving wedge barricades and crash rated bollards, were shipped to these two embassies.  At t...

HID Global’s pivCLASS Registration Engine enables FEMA to register PIV cards for its employees and visitors

Challenges The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides the foundation for disaster planning and response in the United States when local and state government agencies require support. Now part of the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA’s headquarters is in the heart of the nation’s capital, bustling with activity, and is considered one of the busiest federal facilities. The Washington, D.C. office is visited by hundreds of people each day, with a high number of cross-o...

Genetec to support ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless lock technology in its Synergis IP-based access control solution

Genetec™, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions, today announced it plans to support the ASSA ABLOY® Aperio wireless lock technology in its Synergis IP-based access control solution. With an expected general availability in calendar Q2 2014, this integration will allow the Synergis Master Controller (SMC)—the intelligent IP door controller of the Synergis solution—to manage Aperio-enabled locking hardware, offering customers wireless lock capabilities within a...

Vicon and IQinVision enter definitive merger agreement

Vicon Industries, Inc. and IQinVision, Inc., a privately held California corporation, announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement that is expected to create a global provider of integrated solutions to the video security market. Vicon is a designer and producer of video security and surveillance systems. IQinVision designs and produces high performance HD megapixel IP cameras.   The merger has been approved by the boards of directors of both comp...

Tufin Technologies’ wins multiple awards at 2014 Global Excellence Awards

The award for Best Deployment, EMEA was awarded to Tufin for SIX’s deployment of SecureApp Tufin Technologies, the market-leading provider of Security Policy Orchestration solutions, recently announced that Info Security Products Guide has named Tufin’s Orchestration Suite and Tufin’s SecureApp as winners of its 2014 Global Excellence Awards. Tufin’s Orchestration Suite™ was honored as a Gold Winner in the Tomorrow’s Technology Today cat...

Zwipe appoints Robert Bob Fee as Director of Sales for North America

Fee has more than 20 years of sales and marketing leadership experience Zwipe recently announced that Robert (Bob) Fee will help smartcard OEMs in North America, their integrators and end-users to leverage the Zwipe biometric card, a contactless smart card credential with on-card fingerprint reading. With the Zwipe card, organisations can have users authenticate themselves directly on the biometric card through something they are, a fingerprint, without having to add biom...

AMAG Technology releases new SymmetryWEB access control software

End users can now manage security alarms with AMAG Technology’s new SymmetryWEB client software. SymmetryWEB allows an unlimited number of users to use the Symmetry™ access control software and manage specific functions from a web interface. The new alarm management feature offers a dynamic view of all new and updated alarms. Security personnel can receive and view real-time alarms, receive live updates, see instructions, enter comments, view card information and clear alarms via Sym...

Aimetis announces launch of new A10D Thin Client™

Aimetis is pleased to announce the launch of its A10D Thin Client™. The Aimetis A10D is a secure, reliable and cost-effective PC alternative designed to easily display 1080p video from 30+ network video manufacturers. It’s the perfect solution for users who need more functionality than a traditional decoder but less complexity and maintenance than a PC based solution. The device is ideal in space constrained environments due to its compact design, easy setup, and flexible installatio...

Legic enters into partnership with Tyco Fire & Security

Tyco relies on working with LEGIC to implement local solutions based on LEGIC's smartcard technology Tyco Fire & Security (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. has entered into a partnership with LEGIC. Acting as a system integrator, Tyco Fire & Security realises turn-key projects in the business areas of fire prevention and firefighting, surveillance and security systems for public and private buildings, theft protection, traffic management and RFID. For identification solutions, the c...

Cassidian receives 40m euros order for the supply of vision equipment

The optical and optronic equipment will be integrated into Leopard 2 A7+ battle tanks and PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers Cassidian Optronics GmbH, a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, has received an order valued at more than 40 million euros from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG and Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH, for the supply of vision equipment. The optical and optronic equipment will be integrated into Leopard 2 A7+ battle tanks and PzH 2000 s...

Avigilon’s HD surveillance system secures Rolex flagship boutique in Tel Aviv, Israel

Avigilon 2 MP H.264 dome cameras defend against customer and employee theft at the Rolex boutique Located in one of the largest cultural hubs in Tel Aviv, Israel, the Rolex flagship boutique caters to some of the city’s most fashionable and affluent clientele. The Rolex brand is world-renowned for their high-quality, designer watches. In a store where the average item retails for thousands of dollars, ensuring the highest level of security is a top priority. The Avigilo...

TDSi to showcase its integrated security software solution EXgarde 4.2 at Security TWENTY 14

Security TWENTY 14 will be an ideal time for delegates to meet the TDSi team and to discuss ongoing requirements Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi will be exhibiting at the Security TWENTY 14 Conference South at the Marriott City Centre Hotel in Bristol on Wednesday 23rd April. With the recent appointment of the company’s new Director of UK Sales, Adam Norris, TDSi will be talking about its new UK channel strategy as well as showcasing the new version of i...

Genetec plans “continuous integration” approach to manage changes to cloud services

The impact of the IT department on physical security has been a source of discussion for years. Generally, the influence of IT on purchasing and technology decisions related to physical security systems has been seen as increasing with no end in sight. One industry leader thinks otherwise. Pierre Racz, president, CEO and founder of Genetec, sees the clout of the IT department waning in the age of “bring you own device,” cloud services and greater intelligence at...

Axis launches AXIS Camera Station 4.0 video management software

AXIS Camera Station is a complete video monitoring and recording solution for small and midsize installations that takes full advantage of Axis’ leading network cameras and video encoders. The 4.0 release combines easy installation and a new intuitive user interface with powerful features for effective investigation and high definition identification. Axis Communications, the world leader in network video, today launches a new release of its video management software AXIS Camera Station....

StarChip releases its second generation of smart card development tools, StarBox V2

StarChip®, experts in designing, qualifying and industrialising Smart Card integrated circuits (IC), recently announced the release of its second generation of Smart Card development tools, the StarBox V2. StarBox V2 is the development platform supporting StarChip’s next SIM product family and Banking & ID products. Based on Keolabs’ Raisonance brand hardware and integrated development environment solutions, the StarBox V2 includes all the tools necessary to develop high-qua...

LEGIC releases its 4000 series reader chip for a wide range of contactless smartcards

High flexibility that allows everything. The reader chips of the LEGIC 4000 series support a variety of different applications on a wide range of contactless smartcards. Thus, the operator has the freedom to adapt the system to his needs. Although the 4000 series is designed for LEGIC advant transponder chips, it also supports LEGIC prime and most third-party transponders such as MIFARE. The chips are characterised by an integrated application management and a low power consumption. The multi-f...

Green Gate Access Systems introduces new O&O K12 anti-terrorism bollard, ‘The Oak’

Green Gate Access Systems are delighted to announce that they will be introducing the new O&O K12 anti-terrorism bollard, named ‘The Oak’, to the market, following its UK crash testing and approval by MIRA. Italy based O&O’s CEO, Stefano Valzania, flew into the UK last week to collect the K12’s certificate of conformity and in addition, meet Green Gate Access System’s Managing Director, Neil Sampson, to discuss the newly authorised product, which is the most...

Vigitron to showcase its complete line of IP infrastructure products at ISC West 2014

Vigitron will showcase its Vi3026, the industry's first network PoE switch designed for IP cameras Vigitron invites ISC West 2014 attendees to visit its Booth 6128 to see the most complete line of IP infrastructure products designed for IP CCTV. The company will be showcasing its newest and exciting products and technology. The Vi3026 is the industry's first network PoE switch designed for IP Cameras. Its 525W power supply accommodates the highest number of ports at...

ONVIF to showcase at ISC West 2014 for the first time

ONVIF will also showcase Profile S for video and audio streaming, its first and most widely adopted profile ONVIF, the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced recently plans for its first-ever exhibit at ISC West, scheduled for April 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At Booth 23135 in the New Exhibitor Pavilion, ONVIF will display the recently released Profile C, which extends the functionality of the ONVIF global interface specif...

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