Surveillance & Security News for May 2016

Panasonic assures privacy with people masking cameras and software

The people masking solution is available for the 3, 5 and 6 series cameras as well as the WV-SFN480 and for the WV-SFV481 4K cameras Protecting personal data Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act protects individual’s rights to privacy in reference to the handling of their personal data. This means that surveillance images that identify individuals are strictly prohibited by law. The Act is expected to become national law across all EU countries. Panasonic's peop...

Top trends driving expansion of home automation in the security industry and beyond

It’s the 21st century already. Isn’t it time we all lived in smart homes? For technophiles everywhere, the smart home can’t come soon enough. The same might be said for the security marketplace, which is well positioned to thrive in the coming era of home automation. The wait could be shorter than we think, given some recent trends and events we are seeing in the home automation market. Let’s consider several of them: 1. Home automation is getting attention from Silic...

How can smart camera features address concerns about privacy?

Ensuring privacy is often a concern for video surveillance systems, especially in situations where a system intended for “public” surveillance could somehow, perhaps inadvertently, view private areas or situations. The classic example is an apartment building whose windows are within the range of a video surveillance camera. How can you provide video surveillance without invading the privacy of the apartment dwellers? Integrators and end users often turn to technology for a solution....

Camden Door Controls Universal Grade 1 strikes with stainless steel faceplates

Camden Door Controls CX-ED1079L and CX-ED1079DL electric strikes for cylindrical locksets are setting the new industry standard for quality, features and affordability Camden Door Controls, a premier provider of innovative, high quality and competitively priced door activation, control and locking products, is pleased to introduce two new ‘Universal’ Grade 1 strikes. They come with three stainless steel faceplates designed for ANSI square, round and wood frame...

Matrix COSEC ARC access control solution receives 2016 SECONA Shield award

Matrix COSEC was shortlisted for the award on various parameters like quality, features and design Matrix recently bagged the prestigious SECONA Shield award for its access control hardware solution – COSEC ARC. The award is given in recognition of excellence in the security and fire safety industry in India. Matrix COSEC was shortlisted for the award on various parameters like quality, features and design. SECONA is an independent security consultants' association estab...

HID Global “one card” student ID solution secures George Mason University

HID Global's comprehensive “one card” solution enabled the university to migrate their existing card system HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced that offerings from its broad portfolio have been chosen by George Mason University to upgrade its Mason ID card to a more secure and flexible, student ID system. Single ID for multiple applications and services HID Global Seos® smart cards,  multiCLASS SE® rea...

2016 PSA Security Network Vendor Award and Customer Service Award Winners announced

JR Andrews accepted the Superstar award for Altronix from Bill Bozeman, President & CEO of PSA Security Network PSA Security Network, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative, has announced the 2016 PSA Security Network Vendor Award and Customer Service Award Winners. The Vendor Award winners were selected by PSA owner companies based on rankings for pricing, shipping, support, lead generation, returns and product performance. PSA’s custom...

TeleEye launches GN DVR Series with WQHD resolutions and enhanced H.264 video compression technology

TeleEye, a leading supplier in video surveillance solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of GN Series, a new generation of DVRs with WQHD resolutions. WQHD is a video resolution standard equivalent to 2560 x 1440 pixels, which is also 4 times the resolution of 720p HD. The new GN Series DVRs are capable of recording higher quality video footages than 1080p full HD systems, providing much more useful information for post-incident investigations. Nevertheless higher resolution videos lead t...

Tyco Security's PowerSeries Neo and DSC Touch selected for Monitronics authorised dealer programme

 Addition of these products allows Monitronics to offer a portfolio of reliable security and home control devices   Tyco Security Products is pleased to announce that Monitronics has selected the DSC PowerSeries Neo platform and the DSC Touch all-in-one smart panel to be part of its authorised dealer programme, a network with more than 600 dealers from throughout North America. A portfolio of up-to-date security devices The addition of these two products is pa...

Qognify, formerly NICE Security, to showcase next-gen VisionHub video management system at IFSEC 2016

Visitors will also experience Qognify’s Situator 8.0 PSIM including Operational Intelligence Center and Suspect Search video analytics software Qognify, formerly NICE Security, will be showcasing its market leading and multi award-winning portfolio at IFSEC International. Visitors to stand F950 will experience Qognify’s new next-generation video management system (VMS) - VisionHub, the latest Situation Management solution - Situator 8.0 (including the Operational...

CCTV specialist Hadrian Technology creates unique customer service solution for Bells fish restaurant in Durham

The system utilises flatscreen television monitors, a mobile tablet and advanced analogue HD CCTV technology Sunderland-based CCTV specialist, Hadrian Technology, have teamed up with Durham’s renowned Bells fish restaurant and takeaway to create a unique customer service solution. Table monitoring to improve customer service The pioneering system utilises flatscreen television monitors, a mobile tablet and advanced high definition technology. With the ability to zoom i...

Arecont Vision expands Technology Partner Program with IP video surveillance lens specialist Theia Technologies

Theia’s portfolio of high performance 4K and megapixel lenses are available in the Arecont Vision MegaLab Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced that Theia Technologies, the IP video surveillance lens specialist, has joined the Arecont Vision Technology Partner Program. Theia lenses are available in the Arecont Vision MegaLab™. Arecont Vision expands Technology Partner Program “Arecont Vision has cons...

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