Surveillance & Security News for November 2011

MESSOA ensures a safer nightlife for customers at Sorbonne Rotterdam

Sorbonne is a popular dance café located in the center of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The two-storey pub opens 7 days a week, offering dining services during lunch/dinner hours and turning into a lively nightlife venue late in the evening. However, situated in the heart of the most unsafe city in the country, the owner of Sorbonne is concerned with any crime-related incidents that are likely to happen in the block, as well as within the pub. To protect his customers and employees, he was...

Over 40 MESSOA SDF416U cameras secure Port of Haifa in Israel

The Port of Haifa is the largest of Israel's international seaports. A huge crane is used to move cargo. Operating the crane is difficult, so the MESSOA SDF416U has been installed to help control it. The SDF416U was chosen because it delivers reliable IP67 waterproof housing. It is suited for the rough outdoor environment of a seaport. Surveillance is crucial to prevent theft and ensure the safety of the goods moving through the port. Coastal weather can wreak havoc on cameras. One of the great...

MESSOA SCR505 ANPR/LPR traffic cameras safeguard a gated community in Spain

The MESSOA SCR505s, ANPR/LPR traffic cameras, were installed by MESSOA's local partner, Delnta, to secure a gated community in Spain. The crisp images captured by SCR505 worked perfectly with their ANPR software. The superior surveillance performance ensures community safety around the clock. A gated community in Zaragoza San Lamberto, Spain needed to install a surveillance camera near their front gate. This camera had to capture all information about a vehicle. License plate, make and mod...

MOBOTIX secures Donbass Arena for 2012 European Football Championship

The Donbass Arena in Ukraine was opened on August 29, 2009 with a sensational party which was attended by the Ukrainian president himself. This arena was the very first Eastern European football stadium to fulfill the UEFA criteria for an elite stadium and will host an important venue for the 2012 European Football Championship. The most important factor is always to ensure maximum security for the guests. In an emergency, it would take 8 minutes to evacuate the entire stadium, which seats 51,5...

MetroNational helps Houston community shop, play and work using Proxim hotspot

When MetroNational, a billion dollar real estate investment, development and management company based in Houston, Texas, set out to renovate the local shopping mall, it had working parents in mind. Looking to keep people in touch while providing a place to shop and play, MetroNational turned to CDW and Proxim. CDW, a value-added reseller, recommended wireless technology to outfit the mall. The Memorial City Mall in Houston has deployed Proxim's AP-4000 Access Points to deliver Wi-Fi hot sp...

Medical University of Gdansk Choose MESSOA to secure modern medical centre

The Medical University of Gdansk, the largest medical academic institution in Northern Poland, inaugurated its state-of-the-art Academic Centre of Invasive Medicine in September, 2011. A six-storey building with a total area of over 64,000 sqm, the medical centre is furnished with the most cutting-edge medical equipment. It will serve as the country's leading research and clinical institution specialising in a broad range of surgery practices and intensive care.To ensure the safety of those valu...

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System protects passengers and critical assets with Avigilon HD Surveillance System

Recognised as one of the nation's most efficient metro transit systems, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) is continually redesigning its transportation network and business operations to create a reliable, affordable, and commuter-focused system. Serving more than 82 million annual passengers on 80 bus routes covering a 570 square mile area in San Diego County and on its 53 mile trolley system, SDMTS has a history of embracing innovation to deliver the best service possible, and...

Women’s Security Council to award women in the field of physical security

 Women's Security Council will award women who have made it in the field of physical security The Women's Security Council, a network of successful security professionals focused on promoting the advancement of women in the industry, this week unveiled its Women of the Year awards programme. The inaugural initiative aims to recognise the top female professionals in the physical security industry in a variety of categories.The WSC Women of the Year Award recipients will be honoured during IS...

Physical Security Interoperability Alliance releases Area Control V1.0 specification

 Area Control v1.0 specification is the fourth system-oriented specification from PSIA The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) has announced the release of its Area Control v1.0 specification. This specification will standardise the communication into access control and intrusion products, making them truly interoperable with the overall security system. The Area Control spec gives an integrated solution that the industry needs to optimise security operations. This is the fou...

Synectics’ Synergy and PSN range now fully conformant with the ONVIF core specification

 The ONVIF specification is generating increased interest for security productsSynectics has demonstrated its commitment to providing customers with interoperable solutions by achieving ONVIF conformance.Synectics' Synergy™ security management software, Simplicity HVR/ NVR and the Primary Storage Node (PSN) range are now fully conformant with the ONVIF core specification 1.02.This guarantees full compatibility with any 3rd party ONVIF conformant IP cameras and video servers - a pool o...

Avigilon video surveillance systems ensures Indiana-based Xpress Cargo’s asset protection

Additional Avigilon HD cameras were installed in the parking lot to protect docked trailers Avigilon, a leader in high-definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, recently announced that Indiana-based Xpress Cargo, Inc., a commercial trucking company that specialises in team transportation of dry goods, refrigerated goods, and specialty freight across the United States, deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system to ensure asset protection, effecti...

Surveillance solutions provider CBC makes further investment within its customer support operation

The move includes a commitment by CBC to higher levels of staff training across the company Leading surveillance solutions provider CBC (Europe) is making a significant further investment within its customer support operation, which looks after the company's clients in both Britain and international markets, including Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The move includes a commitment by CBC to higher levels of staff training across the company, with one immediate example being the compa...

HID Global and Sony collaborate to develop contactless smart card reader platform for laptop and mobile devices

HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, and Sony Corporation announced a jointly developed contactless smart card reader platform that embeds secure access control capabilities and Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality into laptops and other mobile devices.  The platform holds a secure element that stores cryptographic keys, which secure the authenticity and integrity of user credentials. It supports widely used contactless technologies for appl...

SightLogix’s cost-effective SightSensor produces sharp thermal images and better analytics

SightLogix, the leading supplier of outdoor area and perimeter security video systems, announces a new generation SightSensor that takes thermal video analytics to mainstream pricing. The new SightSensor builds upon its heritage of accuracy in the outdoors to produce the clearest thermal images and even better analytics at a greatly reduced cost. This significant price reduction brings thermal analytic capability mainstream with pricing per foot on par with fence sensors and visible cameras...

Idesco’s Access 8 AH upgraded to 2.0 supports PROX technology reader

Whether one's a supplier, system integrator, installer or consultant, the challenge of finding an alternative PROX technology reader has been made a little easier. Idesco's Access 8 AH, upgraded to 2.0, is a low frequency (125 kHz) technology reader that not only reliably supports PROX technology but also comes in an enviably wide variety of sturdy housing and user interface options. The Access 8 AHpin 2.0 sports a pin pad for settings requiring higher security and Access 8 AH 2.0 conveniently a...

Genetec announces its latest version of Plan Manager

Genetec, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a leading provider of world-class unified IP security solutions, announces the availability of its newest version of Plan Manager, the interactive map-based command and control feature of its unified security platform, Security Center. This latest Plan Manager offering is supported by Genetec's latest version of Security Center 5 and comes with a variety of new improvements including the addition of an advanced 3D map technolog...

Hikvision introduces new auto tracking dome in the market

Hikvision released an auto tracking high-speed analogue dome camera, which allows users to protect wide-area locations without on-site manned operation. Among the most notable features, the auto tracking capability in the iDS-2AF1-517-B camera can recognise unusual objects in a scene that are consistent with an intruder or abnormal activity such as entry, exit and loitering etc, and adjust its current pre-defined patrol or pattern to track the object as though the camera were being operated by...

Samsung introduces HD-SDI camera and DVR range into the market

Until now, the capture, viewing and recording of high definition images has been synonymous with IP network systems. The technology however built into Samsung's new HD-SDI cameras and DVR allows the transmission of uncompressed and non-packetised Full HD (1080P) video over analogue cabling.One of the main benefits of HD-SDI technology is that there is zero loss of image data and zero latency when viewing images. This makes Samsung's new SCB-6000 fixed camera and SCD-6080 internal dome ideal fo...

Security and Safety Technologies XVII International Forum set to take place in February 2012

 Security and Safety Technologies XVII caters for the security community in RussiaSecurity and Safety Technologies XVII International Forum (SST Moscow) is the major event for exhibitors, visitors, purchasers and government officials involved in the security community in Russia, introduces a dedicated promotional campaign for new security products, services, brands, and installations. Multiple opportunities are available for all the exhibitors. The SST will take place February 14-...

SecuGen’s fingerprint products added to GSA’s FIPS 201 Evaluation Program Approved Products List

 The fingerprint products are compliant with NIST's standards for Personal Identity Verification - FIPS 201 SecuGen, the world's leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that the SecuGen Hamster IV v2 and the iD-USB SC/PIV v2 have been added to the General Services Administration's FIPS 201 Evaluation Program Approved Products List. The SecuGen Hamster IV v2 is an updated version of SecuGen's widely deployed FBI Certified, single fingerprint reader while the iD-USB...

BSIA hosts roundtable meeting to discuss role of private sector in security services

The wider issue of elected Police and Crime Commisioners was also discussedThe British Security Industry Association (BSIA) hosted a lively roundtable meeting in the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday (22nd November), bringing together Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum to discuss the future of policing and the role of the private sector in delivering essential services. Chaired by Aidan Burley MP, the discussion generated a lively debate that took into account the benefits and...

Axis certifies AFI’s PoE mini-switches for use with their outdoor IP surveillance solutions

 The outdoor PTZ cameras include heaters/blowers consuming 60 watts of powerAmerican Fibertek, Inc. (AFI) announced that its innovative Series of 3-port and 4-port PoE mini-switches (also known as "fibre optic PoE midspan devices") have been certified by Axis for use with the company's Q60XX-e Series (Q6032-e, Q 6034-e, and Q6035-e) outdoor PTZ cameras. The outdoor PTZ cameras include heaters/blowers which require 60 watts of power. To facilitate high powered PoE operation in hars...

Mission 500 seeks applicants for the 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility award

 Mission 500 CSR Award is to honour  security industry firms who make vital contributions to those in needMission 500, a non-profit initiative focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, is seeking applicants for the 2012 "Mission 500 CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Award" and "Humanitarian Awards". The Awards will be presented at a special cocktail reception on March 29, 2012 during ISC West in...

Compro camera firmware version 2.04 due for release in November

With the huge success of Apple's iPhone and iPad in recent years, the user base of the Mac is growing by leaps and bounds. In the meantime, as network cameras become more affordable and widely deployed, their compatibility with the Mac platform has risen in importance. With an aim to become the leading provider of innovative technology, Compro sees the latest market trend and is quick to jump on the Macintosh bandwagon. Come the camera firmware version 2.04, which is due for release in Novemb...

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