Surveillance & Security News for November 2013

Cooper’s security solutions installed at Westgate School in Berkshire

Cooper Security recommended local security partner, DA Security Systems, to install a personal alarm system The Westgate School first opened its doors in 1958 and now serves a wide geographical area to the west of Slough in Berkshire. It is currently expanding its student numbers and by 2014 it will deliver high quality comprehensive education to over 1,000 11-19 year olds. The Westgate School has levels of achievement above the average for all schools nationally. A polic...

Smiths Detection receives $14.1 million order from the Department of Homeland Security

Smiths Detection will maintain X-ray cargo scanners deployed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Smiths Detection recently announced a $14.1 million order from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for supplies, parts and services to maintain X-ray cargo scanners deployed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The maintenance will be performed on HCVM and HCVG scanners, high energy systems that screen vehicles and freight for explosives and contraband at ports and...

Axis thermal and network cameras protect unmanned power substations from copper wire theft

Axis thermal network cameras protect the perimeter and can detect potential intruders at night Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, announced a model project for National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month by highlighting the City Utilities (CU) of Springfield Missouri’s use of thermal and pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) Axis IP cameras to protect unmanned power substations from copper wire theft and improve staff safety to ensure continuous fl...

CyberLock access control system secures west coast zoo in North America

The zoo expanded CyberLock to other habitats and is using it to limit who has access to which animals Security in wildlife parks and zoos is important for the protection of not only the animals, but the employees and visitors, too. A west coast zoo in North America installed the CyberLock system in an effort to better manage access to habitats of dangerous animals, starting with the reptile exhibit. Even before CyberLock, enclosures housing venomous snakes have been marked wi...

Videx’s S-Prox proximity access control system delivers advance features

For residential or commercial properties requiring a high specification, stand-alone shadow card proximity access control system, Videx Security now offers S-Prox. Designed for up to two entrances, it can be used where residents or staff need access to a property through a single door or through front and back doors. The entrance mode can be set as required. The S-Prox is ideally suited for smaller applications where there are around 100 users, although it can cater for up to 4000. Typical prop...

Xtralis launches its converged Xtralis-E portfolio of products at London gala

On November 14, 2013 Xtralis held a private launch of its converged Xtralis-E portfolio of products at a gala in London, UK. The event was attended by representatives from the City of London Fire Brigade, the US Homeland Security Investigations Department, Head of Security for the Bank of England, and over 130 customers from the UK, Ireland, and Europe. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 marks the global launch of the Xtralis-E portfolio. With the expansion of its VESDA & ADPRO portfolios, Xtrali...

Custom Consoles introduces new version of its Media Wall

Custom Consoles is introducing a new model of its Media Wall. Widely used by broadcasters, in security centres and in industrial process control suites, Media Wall is a robust and efficient multiscreen mounting system. Available from Q1 2014, the new version features a series of improvements including narrower front-to-back depth, reduced from 600 to 500 millimetres. "A floorspace saving of 100 millimetres may sound trivial but will be greatly appreciated by many studio system designers," comm...

VIVOTEK’s distributor Alarm automatika to hold "Designing IP video surveillance systems" seminars in Croatia

The seminars are organised in partnership with the Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineer VIVOTEK is pleased to announce the start-up of a seminar series under the theme “Designing IP video surveillance systems”. The seminars, convened by VIVOTEK’s official distributor Alarm automatika, Ltd in Croatia, will run from November 2013 to March 2014. Organised in partnership with the Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers, the events are a great opportunity...

Dallmeier provides security for World Poker Tour and Backgammon Championship at Merit Crystal Cove and Merit Park Hotel & Casino

Dallmeier's IPS 2400 NVR and high resolution HD cameras were installed at the hotel Sand, sea and twelve days of top quality poker: The necessary overview of the “World Poker Tour” at the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel & Casino in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was delivered courtesy of a video system from Dallmeier. The backgammon tournament that was held almost concurrently in the Merit Park Hotel & Casino next door also featured Dallmeier technology....

Navtech Radar to showcase its AdvanceGuard AGS1600 EXTREME radar at Intersec 2014

Navtech Radar will also demonstrate wide area surveillance for airports and its advanced control software suite, Witness At Intersec 2014, Navtech Radar will showcase its award winning AdvanceGuard AGS1600 EXTREME radar, specifically developed to cope with the environmental and climate conditions found in oil & gas exploration and production. The solution will be showcased with the company's advanced control software suite, Witness, at the exhibition which takes place on J...

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games announces list of 19 security suppliers, including 8 members of the BSIA

BSIA members will play an integral role in delivering solutions at the Commonwealth Games Security arrangements for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have taken a major step forward, as the event’s organising committee announced a list of 19 security suppliers who have been invited to tender for a range of Games-specific security contracts. Among the 19 companies invited to tender are eight members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), whose proven trac...

Genetec appoints Reflex Systems as a Systems Integrator (SI) partner

Reflex Systems will be offering Genetec’s technology as part of the systems it designs, installs and supports Reflex Systems, one of the UK’s leading integrated security system specialists, has been appointed as a Systems Integrator (SI) partner by Genetec Inc, one of the world leaders in unified IP video surveillance management (VMS) and security solutions. The company carried out a review of the technologies available across the market and identified that Genete...

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