Surveillance & Security News for November 2010

Alvarion's transmission system improves public security in Ivory Coast

The recorded CCTV images are transmitted via Alvarion's wireless network to a central control roomAbout Basic SecurityA leader in the field of security solutions in the Ivory Coast, Basic Security provides its customers with a wide range of services including; video surveillance, monitoring using alarm systems, fleet management, and geolocation VIP protection. Basic Security supports its customers from the initial planning stages through customising the solution, installation and ongoing support...

CASSIDIAN links up digital radio control stations in Berlin with the help of concentrators

Berlin is the first federal German state to commission such a concentrator solutionNetwork management, training and maintenance included in scope of deliveryCASSIDIAN is the new name of EADS Defence & Security Cassidian has been commissioned by Berlin’s IT service centre to link Berlin State’s 28 control centres to the digital radio network of its public safety authorities and organisations (BOS) via two concentrators. This will make the control stations’ access to the dig...

Counter-terrorism community on high alert after recent IED discoveries

Security of airfreight has long been considered the soft underbelly in the overall aviation security regimeThe recent discovery of two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) already in transit to target through the airfreight transportation system, has prompted a near global clampdown on the movement of cargo from Yemen, fear that more such devices may be en-route or have reached target and a manhunt for the master bomb maker thought to be responsible.The devices, founded en-route to the United Sta...

APT Skidata upgrades access control technology for car parks at Bullring

The upgrade includes structured secure Ethernet network, Parking.Logic V1.4 software and digital VoIP intercomAPT Skidata, one of the UK's leading parking systems specialists, has won the contract to upgrade its parking technology at Bullring Birmingham's three car parks. Every element of the parking system is set to be replaced, with APT Skidata's state-of-the-art Park.Logic software platform and Power.Cash pedestrian pay stations.APT Skidata's technology was first installed in t...

Andy Ellis appointed as Managing Director of ADT UK & Ireland

Andy Ellis is instrumental in the growth of ADT's residential security business in the UKADT Fire and Security, a Tyco International company, announced the appointment of Andy Ellis as Managing Director of ADT UK and Ireland, the region's leading provider of electronic protection services for homes and businesses. Mr. Ellis succeeds Brian McDonald, who recently became Chief Operating Officer for Tyco Fire Protection Services.Mr. Ellis joined the industry as an engineer in 1984 and has risen thro...

BSIA reinforces need for security partnership after recent student protests

Mick Lee, Chairman of the BSIA's Police and Public Services Section which represents private security companiesAs the clear-up continues at Conservative Party headquarters following last week's violent student protests against tuition fees, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is highlighting the important role that the private security industry could play in avoiding future clashes. Wednesday's protest, initially expected to attract 20,000 protestors, was in fact attended by an esti...

RFID – One system for a host of healthcare applications

With healthcare facilities facing budget cuts and reductions in personnel, it is increasingly difficult to maintain high quality care around the clock.  Employing technology to help in the process is now commonplace, with Siemens RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tracing solutions adopted by many facilities throughout the world. Modern wireless technology allows the determination of the location of any object or person in real time.  In hospitals or other healthcare facilities, th...

Counter Terror Expo 2011 to bring forth advanced counter surveillance tools for end-users

Counter Terror Expo's new look website delivers in-depth information for participantsCounter Terror Expo is shifting to the prestigious Grand Hall at London Olympia next year. The move has been prompted by unprecedented demand from exhibitors and delegates alike and marks Counter Terror Expo out as being the premier global event for professionals at the sharp end in delivering a robust defence against the threat presented by international terrorism."The counter-terrorism world is dynamic an...

Pelco's video security cameras and systems integrate with STENTOFON

The STENTOFON / Pelco interface works by linking all cameras, monitors and intercom stationsPelco by Schneider Electric and Zenitel, supplier of the STENTOFON® brand of security communication systems, are announcing the integration of STENTOFON with a wide range of Pelco video security cameras and systems, including the Pelco Endura Video Surveillance System. This integration provides a comprehensive "interactive" security system that allows security personnel to both see and hear...

NAV’s video surveillance system implemented at Las Vegas CityCentre

The CityCentre sees the deployment of a standardised surveillance platform designed by NAVLocated between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo Resorts on the famed Las Vegas Strip, the new CityCentre is big, even by Las Vegas standards. It features luxury hotels, residential buildings, retail and entertainment districts, a parking garage and a fire station as well as the development's centrepiece - the 61-story, 4,004-room ARIA Resort & Casino. And to help ensure the safety and security of the site,...

Honeywell Galaxy Dimension intruder alarm panel undergoes integration with control room software

The integration further strengthens Honeywell's commercial security offeringHoneywell announced that its Galaxy® Dimension intruder alarm panels can now be fully integrated with Initsys Merlin 3 advanced control room software. This integration further strengthens Honeywell's commercial security portfolio by allowing integrators and end-users looking for remotely monitored solutions to combine their intruder alarms with new or existing CCTV networks, enhancing ce...

Chubb Fire renews contract to service fire alarms for the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Chubb Fire service fire detection systems quarterly at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service HeadquartersChubb Fire has extended its contract with the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to include the servicing of fire alarms at the brigade headquarters and 37 stations. Chubb Fire is a business of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.Chubb has been servicing and supplying fire extinguishers to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for six years and was approached by...

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