Surveillance & Security News for November 2007

RemGuard assists Premier Waste (UK) Ltd with replica gun incident

Premier Waste (UK) Ltd has adopted the latest remotely monitored, detector activated, CCTV service from RemGuard Visual Management - part of AD Group - to secure its extensive waste management and recycling site in Hyde, Greater Manchester.  The facility hit the headlines in September when CCTV images were shown in the media of a teenager aiming what appeared to be an AK47 rifle from the adjacent Newton Railway Station.            ...

IndigoVision protects Scotland's national heritage

IndigoVision's IP Video technology is providing CCTV surveillance for Edinburgh Castle, Scotland's number one tourist attraction and part of Edinburgh's World Heritage site.  Historic Scotland operates and maintains the Castle and the associated exhibitions but part of the castle continues to be occupied by the army.  This dual role means the Castle has to be open to over 1 million visitors a year, but still maintain the levels of security expected on a site with military presence.As p...

Frost & Sullivan to host briefing on Convergence of Physical Security with IP in the European Market

Frost & Sullivan will host a conference call on Tuesday 4 December 2007 at 14.00 GMT to provide industry participants with an overview of the recently published study focusing on Convergence of Physical Security with IP in the European Market.As technology advances in the security industry from analogue to digital, and to IP, vendors and customers are reviewing opportunities to secure facilities more comprehensively through multi-layered or integrated technology instead of isolated security...

Stephen Nicolle joins March Networks as acting Chief Operating Officer

March Networks™, a leading provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced recently that Stephen Nicolle has joined the March Networks senior management team in the position of acting Chief Operating Officer (COO), reporting directly to Peter Strom, President and CEO.                      Mr. Nicolle has more than 22 years of experience working in the comm...

SANYO welcomes new Regional Sales Manager

SANYO Security Systems, a division of SANYO Fisher Company, has announced the appointment of Mr. Robert Schindler to the position of Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast region.Mr. Schindler brings more than 25 years of security industry experience in managing sales and market development for Toshiba, Sony and Panasonic.  Robert's appointment, which is effective immediately, was announced recently by Mr. Frank Abram, Vice President and General Manager, SANYO Security Products Division.&...

Smoke Screen used by Boots to literally stop would-be thieves in their tracks

The challenge  Boots is one of the best-known names on British high streets.  In recent years there has been a move to retail parks situated on the edge of towns.  As a result thieves have targeted the stores seeking to steal well-known brands of perfume and cosmetics. Options Stores have been fitted with ‘conventional' security; CCTV, monitored alarms and physical security such as shutters and grilles.  These have failed to stop the increasing losses to burgla...

Improving trade for retail

BT Redcare provides comprehensive security solutions for retailers - helping them protect premises and stock, reduce theft and shrinkage, and improve operational efficiency. BT Redcare provides a range of secure alarm signalling and CCTV solutions appropriate to the level of customers' risk and specific business problems.  Our Loss Prevention Solution has been specially developed to help retailers reduce shrinkage and improve profitability. We can help retailers reduce theft & fraud b...

Rainbow in store and healthy

Vari-focal lenses from US manufacturer Rainbow have been installed at thirty Holland and Barrett stores including sites in London, Birmingham and Amsterdam.  The lens is Rainbow's 3-8mm model, which is notable in that as a day-night unit it corrects the focus shift that occurs when using IR lighting. At the Holland and Barrett stores the lenses are operating within Rainbow's own dome camera assemblies.  The client is recording digitally using DVRs by Videoswitch with removable trays a...

Minding the shop with network video

Axis network video provides a solution for the small business owner needing to keep control  Mission HiQ Lifestyle is a fitment centre in Germiston, South Africa fitting tires, batteries, shock absorbers and exhausts.  Like most such centres, it is wide open to the public and a hive of activity most of the day, with customers coming and going and staff constantly handling stock that has wide appeal and is highly tradable.  Also like most such centres, control of stock to prevent...

Winsted appoints new consultant

Control room furniture specialists Winsted announce that they have retained the services of PhD student Hina Keval. Hina will act as a consultant on all new major projects to ensure that advice offered to Winsted's clients in respect of the design of their control rooms takes into account important ergonomics issues."We have always taken great pride in our ability to offer our clients expert advice on how control rooms can be customised to meet specific operational requirements," said...

Smoke Screen secures large warehouse environment

ProblemExpansys are Europe's largest online retailer of PDAs and accessories.  One of their warehouse became a target for persistent through the wall break-ins.  Each break-in resulted in an approximate loss of stock in excess of £80,000.00.  The ‘risk' area is absolutely enormous and measures some 100m x 100m x 15m.OptionsThe site had tried upgrading to monitored CCTV with audio challenge, manned guarding and concrete barriers at likely points of entry.  Things d...

The Village at Breckenridge deploys Brivo ACS with new XML data integration capabilities

Brivo Systems, LLC, the leader in Web applications for access control and security systems, today announced that The Village of Breckenridge Homeowners' Association (HOA) is employing the new Brivo-developed OnPark™ online parking reservation system to improve parking management, increase revenues to the HOA, and enhance security.  The new OnPark system uses Brivo's XML Application Programming Interface (API) to connect with the community's existing ACS WebService™ online access...

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