Surveillance & Security News for November 2014

OPTEX’s REDSCAN laser sensor helps detect documents thrown over passport control area at an international airport in Europe

Take off for new detector of flying passports An international airport in Europe has been chosen to conduct trials regarding the best equipment to detect documents that are being passed or thrown over the passport control area in order to achieve illegal entry; something that has been noticed in airports worldwide. Authorities at the airport have previously tested video based detection equipment to catch any illegal activity, but due to the speed at which objects were moving, these methods pro...

MOBOTIX megapixel cameras enhance security at the Gainsborough Academy

The Gainsborough Academy – previously known as Trent Valley Academy – opened in September of 2008 as a mainstream school created by the merger of two existing secondary schools and the creation of a brand new purpose built facility in Corringham Road, Gainsborough. The Academy has two areas of specialism – Performing Arts and Technology, both of which are exceptionally well-resourced. Gainsborough needed to enhance site security arrangements The Academy’s facilities inc...

MOBOTIX based CCTV security monitors Disposables UK Group’s new consolidated site

Disposables UK Group is a family-owned business, operating for 26 years, based in Meltham, near Huddersfield in the UK. The company manufactures and distributes paper disposables and cleaning and hygiene products for the ‘away from home’ market. Disposables UK Group was the first UK paper converter in the away from home market to gain EU Ecolabel certification on its flagship Bay West range of washroom dispensers and paper products. The Bay West products were also chosen for supply...

TDSi’s integrated security solutions secure all type and sizes of leisure and entertainment clients

With high numbers of people traffic, the leisure and entertainment sector market is a thriving one of the security industry. From hotels to leisure complexes and entertainment venues such as cinemas, sports stadiums/facilities and theme parks, along with the assorted restaurants and customer facilities associated with it, there is a lot the security industry can do to protect people, property and assets. Integrated security provider TDSi has long courted the leisure and entertainment sector, wh...

Arecont Vision deploys megapixel surveillance camera on SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

 NASA utilises the spacecraft to deliver supplies and science experiments to the international space station Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, is providing video surveillance cameras for SpaceX, a private company that designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft for NASA and other organisations. The high performance megapixel cameras from Arecont Vision® are being deployed on the SpaceX Dragon spac...

IdenTrust’s IGC PKI certificates installed at MEDENT

MEDENT is rolling out the IdenTrust IGC PKI certificates to its New York state customers IdenTrust™ (part of HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions) recently announced that it has been selected by MEDENT® to provide IGC PKI certificates, which have been cross-certified to the U.S. Federal Bridge Authority, for MEDENT’s eHR application. IdenTrust will also manage MEDENT’s identity proofing for the issuance of all digital iden...

Hikvision customers visit company headquarters in Hangzhou, China

Customers attended various product presentations from Hikvision’s research staff Hikvision, the world's leading supplier of video surveillance equipment and solutions, recently hosted a diverse group of European customers at the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, China. Thirty-three customers from across Western, Central and Eastern Europe, spent six days in China, where they learned about Hikvision's assortment of unique products, and were treated to cultural outings....

Samsung Techwin shares acquired by Hanwha Group

The controlling shareholders of Samsung will sell their holding stakes to Hanwha Group An agreement has been signed which will see the controlling shareholders of Samsung Techwin, including Samsung Electronics, Samsung C&T and other Samsung Group affiliates, sell their holding stakes in Samsung Techwin to Hanwha Group. “Hanwha Group’s investment in Samsung Techwin will enable us to continue research, design, and development of innovative market leading solutio...

Suprema’s BioEntry W fingerprint access control terminal wins Best Product at 2014 All-Over-IP Expo

BioEntry W provides the benefits of an IP access control system with high-level security Suprema, a leading global provider of technology in biometrics and security, has won an award for its fingerprint access control terminal, BioEntry W, at this year’s All-Over-IP Expo in Moscow. All-Over-IP is one of Russia’s largest exhibitions and conferences devoted to global IT, surveillance and security industries. The award is for ‘Best Product’ in the industr...

Amthal Fire & Security to provide total electronic security solutions across Notting Hill Housing Group’s three offices

Amthal has developed a total security solution, implementing intruder alarms, CCTV and access control Amthal Fire & Security has secured the tender for Notting Hill Housing Group to provide total electronic security solutions and maintenance across the social enterprise’s three office locations in London. Notting Hill Housing Group is a leading London housing association and one of the most innovative in the UK, dedicated to creating 21st century neighbourhoods for...

Remote network monitoring and net neutrality

ISPs are often under-delivering on promised network speeds and bandwidth Regardless of where you stand on net neutrality, there’s a bigger slice to the story – how to monitor the health and performance of a network to ensure system performance. While an Internet fast lane for everyone makes sense, the reality is that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are often under-delivering on promised network speeds and bandwidth. And while the Federal Communications Commissio...

Costs, usability, and support among access control challenges

Access control can sometimes get overshadowed by video surveillance Technology is shifting rapidly in the access control market, but another obstacle is the need to communicate the value of the technology to users. Specifically, access control can sometimes get overshadowed by video surveillanceas it competes for a share of the customer’s security dollars. From a pure security standpoint, electronic access control is better suited than video surveillance to keeping...

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