Surveillance & Security News for November 2010 News

Video analytics comes of age

   Are we about to see the first truebreakthrough for video analytics? Daniel Wan, Channel Marketing Leader UK at Honeywell Security Group, assesses the development of video analytics from a perceived premium add-on to a cost-effective and key component in video surveillance and several other security applications. Its proven benefits in perimeter protection, increasing the efficiency of manned guarding services and the ROI it delivers, particularly in preventive...

BSIA welcomes sentencing of cash-in-transit robbers caught with the help of CCTV footage

Police were assisted in this case by use of modern technologies, such as face mapping on CCTV footageThe British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has welcomed the sentencing of four cash-in-transit robbers, which took place at the Old Bailey recently. The offenders, who were responsible for several robberies in London netting them £100,000 and targeting late night cash deliveries to cash machines, received hefty sentences totalling 27 years. James Kelly, BSIA Chief Executive, comments:...

Avigilon named Best New Exporter in the 2010 BC Export Awards

The BC Export Awards recognise the valuable role exporters, such as Avigilon, play in the BC EconomyAvigilon, the performance and value leader in high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, announced that it has been named Best New Exporter in the 2010 BC Export Awards. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the BC Export Awards recognise the valuable role exporters, such as Avigilon, play in the BC Economy...

G4S forms Iraq Advisory Board for further development of its Secure Solutions business

The Advisory Board will bring together senior members of the G4S Iraq business and senior Iraqi leadersG4S Risk Management, a leading provider of risk mitigation and secure support services, announces the formation of an Iraq Advisory Board to assist with the development of its Secure Solutions business in the country. The Advisory Board will be chaired by Michael P Wareing CMG, formerly the British Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Reconstruction in Southern Iraq and Chairman of the Basra Deve...

Xserius adds SeeTec's video surveillance software to its portfolio

SeeTec solutions interoperate with network cameras and video encoders of all leading manufacturersThe Dutch IP security distributor Xserius B.V. has chosen to cooperate with SeeTec AG because they offer the most powerful video surveillance software products in the market. SeeTec solutions are hardware-independent and interoperate with network cameras and video encoders of all leading manufacturers. Their flexibility, innovation and reliability are outstanding and video quality is unsurpassed (Fu...

Axis Security wins contract to provide manned guarding service at Komatsu

Axis Security officers are charged with patrolling the grounds, controlling entry and monitoring Komatsu's CCTVAxis Security, one of the UK's fastest growing providers of integrated security solutions, has secured the contract to provide manned guarding at Komatsu UK's manufacturing facilities in County Durham. The site employs nearly 600 people and covers approximately 202,000 square metres of land, where medium sized crawler excavators are produced. Axis Security is to provide an around-t...

Axis enables optimum surveillance for City Inn Manchester

MissionFollowing a spate of thefts that its existing analogue-based CCTV surveillance system failed to pick up, City Inn in Manchester, UK, decided to upgrade its system for a higher quality, more advanced solution. The hotel approached Axis partner Kings Security to provide a solution with extensive camera coverage and increased recording capacity. As the analogue system was a recent investment, the hotel was keen to adapt it rather than start from scratch.SolutionThe solution recommended...

Gallagher to sign Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security

The Memorandum will strengthen Gallagher's position in a growing Asian marketGallagher Security Management Systems is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security strengthening the company's position in a growing Asian market. GSMS representatives recently met with Institute of Professional Electronics & Mechanical Engineering Director, Mr Nguyen Thanh Bien, to discuss future security projects throughout Vietnam's government divisions. Mr Bien express...

Hikvision moves up two places to rank 10th in Security 50

This is the fifth consecutive year that Hikvision has been named in the Security 50For the fifth consecutive year, Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd was ranked in Security 50, a market survey recognising the top 50 security companies around the world. Moving up from last year's 12th place ranking, Hikvision was placed 10th this year, following a year of dynamic growth of over 20%. "I am grateful for the recognition we have received from Security 50," said Yangzhong Hu, President of...

Genetec is 425th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2010 Technology Fast 500™

Technology Fast 500™ recognises innovative companies that have broken down barriers to successGenetec, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a provider of world-class IP security solutions, announced that it ranked number 425 on Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte's ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the pe...

Suprema's biometric access control reader selected by Polish Police for criminal AFIS operation

The RealScan-F live scanner has been qualified for the highest standard of FBI certificationSuprema, Inc., a global leader in biometrics and ID solutions, announced that the company's RealScan-F, palm-print live scanner has been selected for AFIS systems of Polish National Police and Lithuania's Citizenship & Migration Affairs.Until end of 2010, Polish National Police (Komenda Glówna Policji) will be provided with Suprema RealScan-F palm-print live scanner for its nationwide criminal...

BSIA analyses how enlisting the help of private security industry can be pivotal in dealing with flood

Private security industry can do much to help in the aftermath of catastrophic eventsIn the aftermath of the severe flooding that affected the Cornwall area on Tuesday and Wednesday, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) analyses how the private security industry can help the police force cope with the challenges brought on by natural disasters, recalling the successful partnership that was formed when dealing with the devastating effects of the Gloucestershire flooding in 2007.The he...