Surveillance & Security News for May 2016

DSC PowerSeries Neo 1.2 offers new dimensions in residential and commercial security

PowerSeries Neo is designed for busy small to mediumcommercial and residential customers and their installers Tyco Security Products introduces DSC’s PowerSeries Neo version 1.2, an integrated, feature-rich hybrid security platform that serves users’ needs now and into the future. PowerSeries Neo offers the reliability of a hard-wired security system with the flexibility, scalability and advanced features provided by its PowerG wireless intrusion technology. H...

DSC launches smart home security programme featuring PowerSeries Neo for homebuilders and developers

The programmes provide value kits for model homes and large qualified developments DSC announces the launch of a new programme geared towards homebuilders and developers looking to deliver best-in-class smart home security and technology to homeowners. Two-tier security programme The program is comprised of two tiers – The Model Home Programme and The Community Programme, both featuring home security and automation packages including features such as lighting and tempe...

Avoiding the cybersecurity risks of cloud-based security solutions

Cloud connectivity can provide a linkage between the mobile users and the facilities and systems they want to interact with From enterprise applications to small businesses, schools, health care facilities and beyond, investments in physical security systems provide valuable resources to help protect people, property and assets – and ultimately the financial security and well-being of the organisation. As need and demand for better security has dramatically increased ove...

Sovereign Fire and Security releases room observation system for detention and healthcare facilities

The ROS consists of a high-security camera inside the secure room paired with an Audio Visual Unit (AVU) outside the monitored area Sovereign Fire and Security has released a room observation system (ROS) to promote the welfare of vulnerable people in secure hospitals, mental health units, immigration centres and any kind of detention facility. The product will oversee duty of care but at the same time protect staff from spurious claims of mistreating or neglecting inmates. E...

CIVSEC 2016: Science and evolving security technologies for working in high risk environments

Speakers Dr. Paul Johnson and Todd Smithson will speak on science, technology and high risk situations in national security CIVSEC’s Protection and Security Seminar will highlight the largely unheralded contribution of the Department of Defence’s Science and Technology Group (DST Group). The Group makes a significant contribution to Australia’s national security through the specialist R&D it undertakes for its Defence and other Government stakeholders. C...

LOCKEN electronic key-centric access management solution secures Lincoln's Inn, one of London’s most historic buildings

LOCKEN’s cylinders allowed 21st century technology to be installed in doors over 100 years old Lincoln’s Inn is the earliest of the four Inns of Court in London, which houses a society of lawyers and judges, and is recognised as one of the world’s most prestigious professional bodies of barristers. With its origins dating back to the 1400s, all of the buildings and architecture are of huge historic significance, which is why security and access control at the...

GOM UK protect lone working engineers with StaySafe lone worker app

The StaySafe smartphone app offers high level of security, without the expense of additional security technology Optical measuring solutions provider GOM UK, whose clients include many major automotive & aerospace companies, is utilising innovative lone worker security solution, StaySafe. The app, which tracks an employee’s location via GPS and alerts their manager if they do not check-in within a specified time, will be used to ensure that GOM’s engineers are...

Attendance of influential Police Chiefs from Thailand and Malaysia for IFSEC International 2016

IFSEC is seeing an influx in attendance of influential government officials and senior decision-makers from the private sector IFSEC International 2016, which takes place 21-23 June at ExCeL London, has confirmed that Thailand’s Chief of Police and Malaysia’s second-highest ranked police official will attend this year’s event. The president of the Asia Pacific Security Association’s (APSA) Malaysia chapter has also confirmed that he will attend Europe&...

Redvision appoints security industry leader Dermot Grace as MD

Dermot will continue to grow sales in both domestic and international security markets Redvision is pleased to announce the appointment of Dermot Grace as its new managing director. Dermot will continue to grow sales in both domestic and international security markets for the successful UK CCTV manufacturer. Security industry experience Dermot brings with him a wealth of security industry experience. As sales director for Norbain, Dermot played a pivotal role in growing the...

Why surveillance professionals find H.265 video compression so appealing

Though primarily developed for consumer electronic devices, the advantages ofH.265 compression technology make it ideal for the world of physical security Ever since digital video systems were introduced the race was on to develop compression technologies to reduce runaway bandwidth and storage consumption. We’ve watched the industry roll out MJPEG, MPEG and H.264 advanced compression standards in direct response to each innovation. With adoption of HDTV and 4K solutions...

New capabilities to drone technology reflect expanding range of commercial security applications

Drones can satisfy five commercial needs, today: surveillance, patrolling,incident response, mapping and site assessment The military uses drones. So do the police. Drones serve as weapons and surveillance tools.Today, businesses and institutions are applying drone technology to a variety of private security surveillance challenges. Private uses include patrolling facilities and installations such as pipelines from the sky. To be sure, private contractors sometimes weaponise d...

Lost for words? Automated lip reading technology deciphers speech in silent CCTV images

Automated CCTV lip reading is challenging due to low frame rates and smallimages, but the University of East Anglia is pushing the next stage of this technology Scientists at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, are working on the next stage of automated lip reading technology that could be used for deciphering speech from video surveillance footage. The visual speech recognition technology, created by Dr. Helen Bear and Professor Richard Harvey of UEA’s S...

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