Surveillance & Security News for November 2010

IPSA welcomes decision to retain licensing in the security industry

IPSA is also in discussion with purchasers of security servicesThe International Professional Security Association (IPSA) welcomes the Government decision to retain licensing in the security industry, albeit with some changes as to how it is to be regulated. Indeed, as disclosures in the press show, the Government has had a change of heart on licensing, with in some cases press releases changing by the hour, and the industry can be proud of what it has achieved in recent weeks. On behalf of its...

SoleraTec’s video surveillance solution passes test in Intransa’s Physical Security Virtual Test Lab

Intransa VideoAppliance VA210 Server/Storage ApplianceSoleraTec LLC, a provider of innovative video lifecycle management and storage software solutions, has recently completed the initial testing process of Intransa's Physical Security Virtual Test Lab and validated the integration capabilities of the Phoenix RSM surveillance video management solution, along with the Phoenix RSM-ME (Milestone Extension) and RSM-OE (OnSSI Extension) modules.SoleraTec's engineers worked for over a week on the Intr...

Raytec’s IR illuminators strengthen port security at the Lisbon Port

RAYMAX Infra-Red LED illuminatorRaytec's latest generation of RAYMAX Infra-Red LED illuminators have been used to enhance night-time security at The Port of Lisbon, Portugal. The low energy illuminators improve the performance of the port's surveillance system by providing excellent images during the hours of darkness up to 200m (656 feet). Thanks to their combination of reliability and robustness, the RAYMAX illuminators also stand up well to the rigours of the coastal environment including sal...

AfricaCom 2010 set to take the communications industry in Africa to greater heights

Day two will play host to WiMAX Africa stream, with two new speakers providing fresh perspectivesWhile only three weeks remain before the launch of AfricaCom 2010; final adjustments are currently being made to the conference agenda, with additional speakers adding further variety to an already extensive programme. The supplementary speakers allow for greater representation of the broad telecommunications ecosystem (operators, vendors, regulators, OTT providers), with their topics of discussion r...

South African retail outlet reduces number of armed robberies with Xtralis ADPRO system

The challengeEast Rand Retail Park (ERP) is an open mall with all retail outlets facing a central car lot. Many prominent South African retail chains have outlets at ERP: Teljoy, Hi-Fi Corporation, Mr. Price, Dischem, Corricraft and Tekkie Town. Whilst the open mall concept makes for convenient shopping and store selection, it is also an easy target for criminals. ERP were experiencing numerous armed robberies after hours. The criminals would arrive on site, armed with AK47s. They would hold up...

HID Global signs agreement to acquire ActivIdentity to fulfil demand for integrated access control solutions

 The pending acquisition targets accelerating requirements for converged access control solutionsHID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, announced that parent company ASSA ABLOY has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ActivIdentity, a global leader in strong authentication and credential management. The acquisition will widen the scope of HID Global's security industry leadership with incremental capabilities focused on the convergence of...

SALTO launches dedicated UK website for users of its access control solutions

A screen-shot of the SALTO UK websiteSALTO Systems, world leaders in advanced wire free and wireless access control solutions, has just launched a new co.uk version of their main corporate website.Compiled from material featured on the main corporate site as well as specific sections aimed directly at the UK business community, the UK website offers a wealth of information for security specifiers, security consultants, architects, M&E contractors, end-users and more on the latest access cont...

Siemens’ integrated surveillance software solutions launched in the UK market

Siveillance is an innovative portfolio consisting of intelligent command and control security platformsLeading security systems and solutions provider, Siemens, launches Siveillance Command, Siveillance Vantage and Siveillance SiteIQ, an innovative portfolio of intelligent command and control security platforms, for the first time to the UK market. This next generation of command and control technology has been developed to add significant operational value to organisations by not only...

Panasonic’s integrated IP surveillance solutions makes the right waves at IP Expo 2010

WV-SC385 Super Dynamic HD Dome Network CameraAt IP Expo 2010, Panasonic System Networks Europe (PSNE) exhibited their fully integrated IP solutions to the 8000+ visiting IP industry delegates. PSNE solutions from security, telephone systems, document, imaging plus Toughbook ruggedised computers were demonstrated showing true IP convergence throughout data; video and voice applications at Panasonic stand 224 of the exhibition.Steve Gerrard, Head of Marketing UK and Ireland stated: "...

Hikvision’s digital video recorder for mobile surveillance applications wins Award at FSDays 2010

DS-8104HMI-B mobile DVR is ideal for public transit, armored vehicles, police, ambulance and fire fightersHikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd., the leading supplier of digital video surveillance products, has announced that its DS-8104HMI-B mobile DVR won the FSDays (Prague Fire & Security Days) Award at FSDays 2010, an international fair showing the latest trends in fire-fighting and security technologies, systems and services, which was held from September 21 to 23 in the Czech Republic....

NVT’s CCTV transmission system undertakes Redhill School’s surveillance

Network Video Technologies' award-winning unshielded twisted pair (UTP) CCTV camera Hybrid Video™ transmission technology, has been specified by Spectre UK Ltd, at Redhill School in Arnold, Nottingham, England.Dedicated to providing a secure and safe learning environment for its pupils, staff and visitors, Redhill School's management chose Spectre UK for the design and implementation of an integrated security solution that would encompass a site-wide CCTV system, access control technology...

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