Surveillance & Security News for May 2010

Effective security for freights on passenger flights a key issue at this year's Transport Security Expo

August will see another deadline missed to deliver effective security for belly-hold freight on passenger flightsAugust will see another deadline missed to deliver effective security for belly-hold freight on passenger flights. The news was broken by Gale Rossides, Acting Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in testimony before the Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on Homeland Security in the US House of Representatives in early March.Rossides told the subcomm...

Fabien Haubert's promotion to bolster Optelecom-NKF's video surveillance solution sales in the EMEA market

Optelecom-NKF Inc. is a manufacturer of market leading Siqura advanced video surveillance solutionsOptelecom-NKF Inc., manufacturer of market leading Siqura® advanced video surveillance solutions, recently promoted Fabien Haubert to the position of Senior Sales Director of all of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), a role in which he will increase his responsibilities at a corporate level by entering the company's Leadership Team. Mr. Haubert's new function involves guiding Optelecom...

UK Government places CCTV regulation as key priority

The BSIA has a long track record in working alongside the UK government to advice on CCTVAs the new coalition government publishes its plans for civil liberties in the UK, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA)'s CCTV Section has welcomed plans for a further focus on the regulation of CCTV and calls for the new Government to work closely with key stakeholders, including the BSIA, in its decision making. The coalition document sets out the agreements reached between the Conservatives an...

Milestone adds On-Com as a new distributor for its IP surveillance software

On-Com was founded by security industry professionals with a special focus on network videoMilestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software, has added a new distributor in the growing Russian market: On-Com is a company of IT experts with a focus on the enduring prospects of network surveillance solutions.Milestone Systems is the documented global leader in open platform IP video management software, and has had an international strategy from the start. With headquart...

Craig Schaefer joins Pelco as Director of Partnering and Strategic Alliances

 Craig will be responsible for securing additional alliances and partnerships within the security and IT industriesPelco is pleased to announce that Craig Schaefer has joined the company as the Director of Partnering and Strategic Alliances. "We are very excited to have Craig join Pelco. Our momentum in developing strategic alliances and partnerships is very strong and is a key component to our corporate strategy of open systems. We will be asking Craig to drive the already establ...

Security companies Brickcom and Network Video Systems to host Technology Roadshow

Brickcom will teach how to create a secure wireless IP surveillance system with the BrickOne SolutionBrickcom Corporation, a rising leader in the IP surveillance industry, will join new distributor, Northern Video Systems, a leading distributor of security, surveillance, and networking products in the United States, for four stops on its Technology Roadshow:May 20: New York, New YorkJune 24: Washington DCJuly 22: North Hollywood, CaliforniaOctober 7: Atlanta, GeorgiaThe road show will feature pr...

Xtralis provides CCTV solution for restaurant chain

The challenge With over 1000 sites, McDonald's is one of the leading quick service restaurant chains in the UK. As with many other restaurant and hotel chains in the United Kingdom, McDonald's have had their fair share of unruly patrons, gangs of youths and homeless vagrants who harass or assault staff and disturb restaurant guests. McDonald's wanted to prevent their restaurants from being favoured by these groups. They wanted to proactively protect the safety of their staff and the families th...

Oklahoma vetoes anti-RFID bill

The proposal grew out of fears that the use of RFID technology will have negative effects on privacyThe governor of Oklahoma has vetoed anti-RFID legislation that was opposed by the Security Industry Association. H.B. 2569 would have prohibited the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in drivers' licenses and identification cards in the state. SIA on April 26 wrote to Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry to urge him to veto the bill."SIA members are concerned that HB 2569 co...

Bosch launches new interactive website featuring IP Video Compatibility Zone

The new IP Video Compatibility Zone provides information needed to design dependable surveillance systemsOne source for compatibility of third-party solutions with Bosch devicesSite makes it easier to design systems using best-of-breed productsFirmware and encoder-decoder compatibility tools also providedBosch Security Systems announces an interactive website that details the IP video de­vices, firmware versions and features supported by a variety of software offerings from Bosch and other s...

More airports to benefit from enhanced security with deployment of AIT units

The Transportation Security Administration will deploy AIT units to 28 more airportsUS Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced deployments of advanced imaging technology (AIT) units purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to 28 additional airports - strengthening security at airports throughout the country while boosting local economies."Deploying advanced imaging technology at these airports strengthens our ability to...

Security industry professional, Chris Newman, shows his benevolent side by participating in charity cycle ride

Chris is part of a team of six with many of the group working in CCTV, building management or related sectorsConway Security Products' Managing Director Chris Newman has set off on a 240-mile charity cycle ride from Naphill in Bucks to Broad Haven on the western tip of Wales.Chris is part of a team of six with many of the group working in CCTV, building management or related sectors. James Campanini is the M.D. of Cisco WebEx while Matthew Piercy is an executive with the cloud computing company...

CitySync's new ANPR CCTV camera range unveiled at IFSEC 2010

The ANPR CCTV camera has a high-definition resolution of 1280 x 960 for deployment on wide lanes, toll plazas CitySync, the leading international manufacturer of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) has launched the latest version of the JetCam Fox-i Intelligent Infra Red ANPR camera. The camera is designed for use in situations where it is necessary to process the ANPR images at the camera location to a high level of accuracy.The JetCam Fox-i has an integral 1GHz processor running Emb...

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