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...

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