Surveillance & Security News for November 2011

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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