Surveillance & Security News for May 2006

Group 4 Technology awarded Microsoft Gold Partner status

Group 4 Technology (G4Tec) is proud to announce that it was awarded Microsoft Gold Partner Status for 2006.  Gold Certified Partners represent the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies, and have the closest working relationship with Microsoft.  G4Tec will receive Microsoft direct technical support and advanced information about Microsoft product releases.  This will enable G4Tec to continue to react quickly with the support of the latest Micros...

EverFocus organization restructuring

As per May 29th 2006, EverFocus Electronics AG announced the restructuring of the Management Board as follows:   Mr. James Weng - Chairman of the Management Board Mr. Dirk Reinders - PresidentJames Weng has been working for EverFocus Electronics Corp. for five years.  So far, he has run the US branch office and has taken over the position as Chief Operations Officer in our EverFocus head office in Taipei, Taiwan.  In order to globalize the EverFocus efforts and...

The Porsche Arena and the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle use CES locking systems with LEGIC® technology

"No key leaves the building!"An events centre, which is the only one of its kind in Germany, is currently being created in the west of Stuttgart.  Here for the first time, it will be possible to use two connected halls - Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle and the Porsche Arena - either individually or together for all types and sizes of events.In order to adapt the events and the available space to the greater demands placed on capacity and comfort, safety, flexibility and multi-function...

Axis recognises Gardiner for IP-Surveillance sales growth at Axis Global Distributor Conference in Mauritius

Axis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, recognised Gardiner for its achievements over the last 12 months in growing the IP-Surveillance market in the UK, at Axis' annual global distributor conference held in Mauritius on 3rd-6th May 2006.Gardiner was awarded ‘UK Distributor of the Year' for its commitment to building the IP-Surveillance market and a corresponding increase in sales of IP-Surveillance equipment. Steve Gorski, managing director, Axis Commun...

Rainbow in store with Asda

Vari-focal dome cameras from Rainbow have been installed at an Asda store in Dagenham, north-east London, as part of a pilot programme.The lenses have a focal length of 3.3-12mm.  This is an unusual range for a dome camera unit and the versatility allows installers to adjust the field of view in order to accommodate end-users who may have varying ceiling heights within the same property.  The unit frees installers from the constraints imposed by fixed lens domes.The Rainbow cameras are...

ACTi enable U.S. school to upgrade into IP-based surveillance

ACTi's Video Server, SED-2100R, and Transcoder, SED-3200, has enabled California's high school incorporate IP based CCTV systems.  Incorporating with customer's current DVR system, the new system solves the distance limitation between analog camera and DVR.  By deploying a hybrid CCTV+IP system, it provides simple and cost effective solution over LAN environments.There has been DVR system in the school already and the DVR system is planned to extend to remote cameras, which...

IP video protects Santa Monica landmarks

IndigoVision's complete IP Video solution is providing the innovative technology behind the new $1.3m City of Santa Monica Public Security Video System.  Installed by Federal Network Services, the 123-camera system is fully integrated with the City's existing security network.  The advanced CCTV system helps local officials detect and investigate suspicious activity, including potential acts of terrorism, around the Pier and Third Street Promenade - Santa Monica's popular l...

Rainbow in store with Asda

Vari-focal dome cameras from Rainbow have been installed at an Asda store in Dagenham, north-east London, as part of a pilot programme.The lenses have a focal length of 3.3-12mm.  This is an unusual range for a dome camera unit and the versatility allows installers to adjust the field of view in order to accommodate end-users who may have varying ceiling heights within the same property.  The unit frees installers from the constraints imposed by fixed lens domes.The Rainbow cameras are...

Catching the car thieves

Car crime continues to be a major problem for the police, particularly in certain "hotspots" so it is encouraging to see that mobile CCTV systems are being used at the heart of new measures to catch unsuspecting criminals red-handed.The latest technique involves the parking-up of covert unmarked cars in areas where car theft is prevalent.  The real beauty of this solution is that from the outside the unmarked vehicle looks like any other car so criminals are caught completely unaw...

SECOM Plc., TDSi Access Control and Fujitsu Europe Ltd. join forces to sell Biometric solutions

A three way working relationship has recently been announced as part of Fujitsu Europe Ltd's ongoing strategy of enterprise business development through new product offerings.  Their PalmSecure product will now be made available in Europe through the combined expertise of TDSi Access Control and SECOM.TDSi will work based on Fujitsu PalmSecure technology to develop the security product for SECOM to integrate into a complete security service offerings which will be made available directl...

CBC reports increase in business at IFSEC

CBC has reported a significant increase in the number of customers visiting its stand at Ifsec this year.The manufacturer of Computar and Ganz branded surveillance products says serious business leads at the show were up by around 15% compared with last year, with enquiries from security installers and system designers showing the most significant rise."We're very pleased because we took a more strategic approach to our stand design and qualifying visitors", says Marketing Manager, Bin...

ADPRO FastTrace helps protect the Co-Op staff from violent assault

An innovative security solution including live video monitoring and public address technology is being trialled by the Co-operative Group to protect its staff and cut down on shoplifting.Two sites, in Goring-on-Sea, Worthing, and Scala, Bath, are taking part in the trial using Vision Systems ADPRO FastTrace Multi-Site Video Security System - a secure, cost-effective and reliable remote off-site video transmission and verification technology that enables rapid access to live events and insta...

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