Surveillance & Security News for March 2020

Linx International announce discounts on Tavcom and PerpetuityARC Training to enable professional development

Linx International Group, a globally renowned provider of security training, has announced that it has reduced the cost of all online courses provided by Tavcom Training and PerpetuityARC Training by 25%, for three months, including BTEC and IQ accredited courses. Last week, the company reported a surge in demand for its online courses from security professionals and employers around the world, as they look at ways to continue to support learners whilst in lockdown. Director of Sales and Market...

Digital Barriers releases real-time remote fever scanning solution with remote monitoring facility

Digital Barriers, a provider of edge-intelligent surveillance and security technologies, announces the release of a real-time remote fever scanning solution that adds remote monitoring to this capability. Fever scanning cameras help safeguard frontline workers against potential infection. The addition of Digital Barriers’ government-grade remote monitoring enables this to be carried out without the need for close human contact, thereby cutting the risk of transmission. Providing both a th...

NSI supports UK government’s categorisation of essential key workers at this time of crises

With recently introduced social distancing measures, Key Workers essential to the running of public and other services across the UK including the NHS and critical infrastructure, have been categorised by Government. The intent is to ensure health and safety for the public at large during the pandemic and efforts to control COVID-19. NSI’s view is clear: approved companies working in security and fire safety deliver every day essential services ranging from a wide variety of guarding serv...

Antaira Technologies unveils compact LNX-C800 and LNX-C800G series 8-port ethernet switches

Antaira Technologies, globally renowned developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices and communication solutions for harsh environment applications, is proud to announce the expansion of its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LNX-C800 and LNX-C800G Series. LNX-C800 and LNX-C800G series Antaira Technologies’ LNX-C800 and LNX-C800G series are 8- port industrial compact unmanaged Ethernet switches embedded with 8*10/100Tx RJ45 ports (8*10...

System Surveyor upgrades intelligent system design platform for expanded product catalogue capabilities and Google Earth functionality

System Surveyor has upgraded its intelligent system design platform created to digitise and streamline the industry’s historically manual approach to site surveys and design. Driven by customer feedback, these upgrades include expanded product catalogue capabilities and enhanced Google Earth functionality. Expanded product catalogue Both updates augment the virtual, collaborative elements central to System Surveyor and used by security professionals, deemed “essential critical infr...

AI-based solutions from viisights help recognise behavioural patterns among people to help curb Covid19 spread

Coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic has hit the world unprepared for its consequences on the healthcare system and economic life. As a result, the number one priority for countries and states is to flatten the infection curve and provide them with time. Essential policies adopted to achieve this are directed at changing and controlling human daily behaviour. AI-based solutions viisights has Artificial Intelligence-based solutions to help authorities enforce those policies, help prevent the virus sp...

Hikvision introduces a range of seamless, high-definition and customisable LED display product line

Hikvision, a globally renowned provider of innovative security products and solutions, has launched a full range of LED displays, providing seamless, high-definition and colorful imaging. Developed and manufactured internally, Hikvision’s LED displays offer indoor fine pitch LED, indoor fixed LED, outdoor LED, and transparent LED technologies to cover a wide range of customisation needs. Hikvision has years of experience in providing monitoring screen displays for surveillance centers, an...

Hikvision offers free online training courses in using thermal cameras for fever screening application

Hikvision UK & Ireland has announced offering security installers, integrators and end users the opportunity to undertake free online training on its fever screening thermal products and solutions. Hikvision thermal cameras Hikvision’s newly developed thermal cameras can be configured to aid high level screening by detecting elevated skin-surface temperatures, and are suitable for use in rapid preliminary fever screening in office buildings, factories, railway stations, airports and...

How have standards changed the security market?

A standard is a document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes, and/or practices. Standards surround every aspect of our business. For example, the physical security marketplace is impacted by industry standards, national and international standards, quality standards, building codes and even environmental standards, to name just a few. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How have standards changed the security market as we know it?

Face recognition: Privacy concerns and social benefits

News reports and opinion columns about face recognition are appearing everyday. To some of us, the term sounds overly intrusive. It even makes people shrink back into their seats or shake their head in disgust, picturing a present-day dystopia. Yet to others, face recognition presents technology-enabled realistic opportunities to fight, and win, the battle against crime. What are the facts about face recognition? Which side is right? Well, there is no definitive answer because, as with all powe...

Platinum CCTV unveils PT-BF5421-T Thermal/Visible Hybrid IP Security Camera that identifies individual body temperatures

Platinum CCTV has announced the development and release of a unique body temperature sensing security camera designed to help protect against pathogenic community spread by rapidly pre-screening individuals before they enter a facility. The new thermal body temperature camera identifies individual body temperatures in addition to providing visual security, which is an innovative tool to rapidly pre-screen individuals for fevers when entering a facility and help fight future pandemic spread. PT-...

SSAIB CEO pledges to support registered firms as a response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

With the Government directives brought into action earlier this week, Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has had to change certain aspects of their working practices, while also ensuring that it doesn’t impact negatively on the registered firms and the level of service that the company provides to customers. UKAS accreditation SSAIB is fully aware of the uncertainty and worry that our firms will be facing at this difficult time" Security Systems and Alarms Inspection B...

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