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...

Today’s CCTV Systems: Would George Orwell approve?

Orwell’s 1984 depicts a post-apocalyptic dystopia in which camera surveillance is used to oppress the individual The phrase “Big Brother” has been in our vocabulary for eight decades now. Its use is linked exclusively with negative images of a surveillance state (and, of course, a bad reality television show). But would George Orwell, a non-religious democrat, be happy with the way the anti-CCTV lobby has appropriated the phrase? The fact is, Orwell would app...

IDIS appoints Billy Hopkins as Regional Sales Manager

Billy brings over ten years' experience from across the security buying chain IDIS has announced the appointment of Billy Hopkins to the role of Regional Sales Manager based out of the IDIS European headquarters in Brentford, London. Billy will manage distribution sales in South East England to meet increased demand for next generation DirectIP™ high-definition (HD) surveillance solutions. Taking responsibility for leveraging and nurturing new and existing distributi...

PSA Security Network announces new vendor partnership with Alertus Technologies

Alertus has been engineering netcentric emergency alert systems for universities and colleges PSA Security Network recently announced a new vendor partnership with Alertus Technologies. Alertus leads the industry in unified facility notification and has been engineering netcentric emergency alert systems for universities and colleges, K–12 schools, corporations, industrial sites, medical centres, the Department of Defense, and other government organisations for more than...

ASSA ABLOY acquires Silvana and Metalika in Brazil

Silvana and Metalika represent the Group’s first major acquisitions in the large Brazilian market ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Silvana, a leading lock company, and has acquired Metalika, a leading steel fire door company, both located in Brazil. The acquisitions significantly increase the Group’s footprint in Brazil. "I am very pleased that Silvana and Metalika are joining the ASSA ABLOY Group. Silvana and Metalika represent the Group’s firs...

Tyco International Ltd announces merger with subsidiary Tyco International plc

Tyco also announced its new global headquarters is the same as its global business services center in Cork Tyco International plc recently announced the completion of the merger between Tyco International Ltd. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Tyco International plc, a company incorporated under the laws of Ireland. As a result of the merger, each shareholder of Tyco International Ltd. received one share of Tyco International plc for each share of Tyco International Ltd. held i...

OPTEX to demonstrate complete detection and access control solutions at Transport Security Expo 2014

The OPTEX products include thrown object detection systems to protect controlled areas OPTEX will be exhibiting complete detection and access control solutions tailored for the transportation sector. This includes high security intrusion detection systems for perimeter protection; access control, directional analysis and thrown object detection systems to protect controlled areas; and obstacle/people detection for railway safety applications. Intrusion detection is paramount...

BORDERPOL appoints Ms. Janice Kephart as Director of the Americas Program

Ms. Kephart is a border and ID security expert who served as counsel to the 9/11 Commission BORDERPOL is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Janice Kephart as the Director of the Americas Program. Ms. Kephart brings her extensive experience in border security systems and her international credibility to BORDERPOL. Ms. Kephart is a border and ID security expert who served as counsel to the 9/11 Commission and was a key author of the Staff Monograph, 9/11 and Terrorist Tr...

Pelco announces availability of latest Esprit Series in full 1080p High Definition

Pelco by Schneider Electric recently announced that its industry-leading Esprit® Series integrated positioning system is now available in full 1080p high-definition (HD) with the new Esprit HD Series. The Esprit HD Positioning System provides users with crystal-clear, live streaming of images through a standard web browser, a Pelco VMS or integration to other video systems via an API or ONVIF S to deliver on the industry’s need for excellent performance and image quality in all setting...

U.S. Security Associates ranks among "the global elite" in training and development programmes

This is the ninth consecutive year the security company has been selected as one of the 125 leading training organisations Training magazine ranks U.S. Security Associates among “the global elite” in employer-sponsored training and development programs. On November 18, Training magazine announced the finalists for the annual Training Top 125. This is the ninth consecutive year the security company has been selected as one of the 125 leading training organisatio...

Milestone announces extended availability of Husky Series of network video recorder appliances in Latin America

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), announces extended availability for the Milestone Husky Series of network video recorder (NVR) appliances in Latin America. These NVR appliances are pre-installed with globally leading Milestone XProtect® video management software (VMS). The Milestone Husky Series of NVRs has already been introduced in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The entire line of models is now available in all of the Americas, and will b...

Fluidmesh launches new POINT-TO-POINT KIT

Fluidmesh Networks, a worldwide leader in wireless systems for security, industrial, and mission-critical applications, is pleased to announce the introduction of its 5.1-5.8 GHZ POINT-TO-POINT KIT. Complete with two radios, two mounting brackets and two Power over Ethernet (PoE) injectors, the Fluidmesh PONTE-50 is designed to quickly and cost-effectively create simple wireless links. It provides up to 50 Mbps of real throughput up to two miles in Line of Sight (LOS). The radios operate on the...

Bringing Consumer Appeal to Home Security

The residential intrusion alarm market in the Americas is expected to grow by 9.5% in 2015 Interactive makes services more relevant With behemoths such as AT&T Digital Life, Comcast Xfinity and now Google promoting interactive services, the traditional security industry has become the default beneficiary of deep-pocket competitors who dole out big bucks to advertise their solutions. Whether or not this competitive caterwauling in television, print and social media will...

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