Surveillance & Security News for May 2009

QED’s SpiderEx endorsed by Eurotunnel

 SpiderEx is useful in CCTV, Detection and Alarm systems as spiders like to create their webs on PIR's and CamerasQED, national distributor of security consumables, developed SpiderEx early last year. The product is an aerosol spray specifically formulated to deter spiders from any area it is sprayed. This is particularly useful in CCTV, Detection and Alarm systems as spiders like to create their webs on PIR's and Cameras.SpiderEx has since been sold into the UK and Europe security market t...

Tobacconists in Tuscany take the path towards greater security with Axis cameras

50 Axis network cameras monitor more than 30 bars and tobacco shops in the city of PratoMissionThe small merchants of Prato in Tuscany provide services on behalf of the municipality by acting as collection centres. To increase the level of security in and around their stores and facilities, they required the involvement of the local administration. The pressure for increased security led the city of Prato to analyse the possible solutions and technology options.SolutionTo satisfy the merchants'...

Sony SNC-RZ30P cameras keep an eye on the Parliament of Asturias

Sony IP cameras and RealShot Manager protect the Parliament buildingBackgroundThe Junta General del Principado de Asturias is the autonomous parliament of Asturias in northern Spain. The headquarters of the parliament are located in Oviedo.Customer challenge/ business needsAfter 12 years, the technical services team of the Parliament of Asturias realised that the building's security system needed to be replaced. As the headquarters of the autonomous parliament of the region, the tender...

Sony Network Video Monitoring helps combat vandalism at local recreation grounds

Sony's network cameras and surveillance software installed at recreation facilitiesBackground Shinfield Parish Council represents the communities of Shinfield Rise, Shinfield Village, Spencers Wood, Ryeish Green, Three Mile Cross and Grazeley, just south of Reading. It is responsible for maintaining a number of playing fields and recreation facilities in the area.Customer challenge / business needsIn a world dominated by television and computer games, playing fields have a vital role to pla...

Video surveillance gets smarter with Sony in Verbania

The Sony video solution in Verbania uses 10 SNC-RX550 cameras, 2 NSR-100s and 3 RSM clientsThe challengeVerbania, the capital of the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, was created when the towns of Intra and Pallanza merged. As one of the most idyllic and famous tourist destinations on Lake Maggiore, the town relies heavily on holidaymakers to fill its streets and generate income.The regular influx of visitors means greater attention must be given to the security of people as they go about their...

TAB systems smarti® ELECTRA wins Access Control Product of the Year at IFSEC 2009

TAB Systems smarti® ELECTRA wins Access Control Product at IFSEC 2009 On Monday night the 11th of May, the IFSEC Security Industry Awards 2009 were handed out to the deserving winners at a black-tie gala dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The product of the Year in the Access Control category is smarti® ELECTRA. Organised in association with the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the awards acknowledge the people, products and technological advanc...

SANYO HD camera wins CCTV Product of the Year category at IFSEC Security Industry Awards

   SANYO's VCC-HDN4000P HD network camera won CCTV Product of the Year at the IFSEC 2009 Awards The prestigious award was announced at a ceremony on May 11 at the Metropole Hotel, NEC, which was presented by John Sergeant and was attended by over 500 representatives from the security industry.Commenting on the VCC-HDN4000P winning the highly coveted CCTV Product of the Year award, SANYO's Doug Gwilliams said: "Our design engineers deserve considerable praise for developi...

DSC Security announced winner of 'Experience the SPEED of the Install' contest

 DSC Security announces Kevin Gaylord as the winner of the Experience the SPEED of the Install contestDSC, in partnership with Big White and Silver Star ski resorts, announced the winner of the Experience the SPEED of the Install contest.Kevin Gaylord, of Gaylord Security in Renton, Washington, through his distributor, Tri-Ed USA, has been selected from a random draw as the winner of a Winter Wonderland Adventure for four in super, natural British Columbia at Big White and Silver Star ski r...

Datacard Group announces collaboration with Vedas and Abba Electronics

 Datacard group announces collaboration with Vedas and Abba Electronics Datacard Group, a leading provider of secure ID and card personalisation solutions, is pleased to announce its participation in a collaborative effort with financial card industry leaders Vedas and Abba Electronics to better serve the local needs of the Middle East market.Building on successful implementations in the past, the companies will now focus on the localisation of solutions for the financial market (EMV, Inst...

SIA publishes revisions to Control Panel Standard draft

 SIA released revised standards for security system control panels to reduce the incidence of false alarmsThe Security Industry Association has released a draft set of revised standards for security system control panels and their associated arming and disarming devices that are intended to reduce the incidence of false alarms.The "Control Panel Standard - Features for False Alarm Reduction" is meant for use by manufacturers in the design of control panels and alarm signal re...

Bosch Praesideo voice alarm control indicating equipment gains new European accreditation

Bosch's latest Praesideo technology has become the first to attain the new EN54-16 accreditation Bosch Security Systems' latest Praesideo technology has become the first Public Address and Voice Alarm System to attain the new EN54-16 accreditation - a qualification that brings PA/VA systems in line with the most stringent fire alarm standards in the world. EN54-16 is the successor to the former British Standard (BS) 5839 and requires all new product to be independently tested...

Certification requirements on Pelco Endura Encoders lifted with immediate effect

 Pelco announced the removal of Endura certification requirement for selling Endura EncodersPelco is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, it has removed the Endura certification requirement for selling Endura NET5301T and NET5308T Encoders. Now, Pelco's line of Endura IP video encoders is also available for use with non-Endura recording and management devices.This is good news for customers who want more choices for keeping their existing analogue dome cameras while migrating to...

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