Surveillance & Security News for November 2017

Choosing a storage system to meet IP video surveillance requirements

The number of security cameras in use today is growing exponentially. At the same time, resolutions are getting higher and higher. These two factors are placing heavy demands on servers and storage equipment. Of course, the capacity of these systems is also increasing, but that alone does not make the equipment truly suitable for the most demanding applications - such as camera surveillance. A video stream is not comparable to 'normal' data, for which storage systems are usually designed. This a...

The future is here: Artificial intelligence to become standard for smart cities

A tipping point is defined as: “The point at which a series of changes becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change”. In the same way that IP video changed surveillance a decade ago, our industry is now feeling the impact of recent developments in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data, and Intelligent Video Analysis. Keyword definitions Let’s start with a few more definitions. Artificial Intelligence (AI) deals with the sim...

Qognify's Situator Situation Management solution enhances integrated security at Gardermoen Oslo Airport

Qognify, a provider of big data solutions for physical security and operations, announced that it has recently expanded its security solution at Gardermoen Oslo Airport with Situator, the company’s market-leading situation management solution. Avinor, the group responsible for managing Norway’s airports, decided to not only expand and upgrade Oslo Airport, but unify its different systems to create a unified security platform.   Extending to Situation Management A Qognify...

Luxul introduces AC3100 dual-band gigabit router with built-in remote management software

Luxul, an innovator of IP networking solutions for technology professionals, introduced a new AC3100 dual-band gigabit router with a host of built-in features. Packed with the latest technology for a superior Wi-Fi experience, the new Epic 3 integrates Luxul's wireless controller with Roam Assist, remote network monitoring and management from Domotz, and cloud-based content management and parental controls from Router Limits. Remote network monitoring With the Epic 3, installers can now create...

Microsemi developed SyncServer S80 NTP physical security networks with integrated GPS antenna, receiver and time server

Microsemi Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced its new SyncServer S80 server integrating a GPS antenna, receiver and Network Time Protocol (NTP) timing server into a single ruggedised, environmentally hardened unit ideal for outdoor installation with physical security systems. The high-reliability device, well-suited to synchronise timing for IP security cameras, Access Control Devices, Digital Video Recorder...

How does the IT department influence security purchases?

In recent years, information technology (IT) departments at end user companies have often been seen as adversaries of traditional security departments – or, at least, as a thorn in their side. One of the issues is territorial: As physical security products have migrated to use of Internet protocols and the network infrastructure, the IT and security departments have clashed – erm… make that interacted – more and more often. New realities such as cybersecurity have made i...

GJD expands team with Salvador Torras as Sales Consultant for Spanish and Portuguese markets

GJD is pleased to welcome Salvador Torras as the company’s Spanish and Portuguese Sales Consultant. The incorporation of Salvador will strengthen the company’s export sales team and demonstrate GJD’s commitment to increasing its presence in Spain and Portugal. GJD distribution networks Salvador has worked in the security industry since 1995 in various senior product management roles. Salvador brings direct experience of providing local commercial support, as well as creating...

Pivot3 records high sales for HCI solutions and video surveillance in Q3 2017

Pivot3, a technology provider of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions for the software-defined data centre, has announced that the company experienced a more-than-50-percent increase in bookings from Q2 to Q3 2017, including a record number of million dollar orders. Following the April 2017 launch of its new Acuity HCI platform that features a NVMe flash datapath and advanced policy-based management for multiple mixed-application workloads, Pivot3 saw deals supporting multiple use cases...

Nick Bartlett joins RBH Security Group as Business Development Manager, UK

New to RBH Security Group Ltd is Nick Bartlett, who joins as Business Development Manager to the UK. Nick has over 20 years’ experience in the industry, specialising in access control, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to an already strong and progressive RBH team. Caine Jenkins, UK Operations Manager for RBH Security Group said: “We are delighted to welcome Nick on board; his vast knowledge of the industry will be invaluable in promoting and supporting the Axiom prod...

Siklu’s Etherhaul mmWave radios enhance surveillance network for Burnley Town Centre

Siklu Inc., the global market leader in millimetre wave solutions, announced its Etherhaul mmWave radios have been installed as part of an extensive upgrade to the town centre surveillance network in Burnley, which is located in Lancashire, England. The 18 high capacity point-to-point mmWave links from Siklu deliver interference-free connectivity for 40 newly installed HD IP CCTV cameras from Hikvision to provide fibre-like performance, low latency and real-time HD quality that is now enabling...

Perpetuity Academy introduces ‘Technical Surveillance Countermeasures for Security Managers’ eLearning course to combat surveillance threats

Perpetuity Academy, one of the UK’s leading developers and providers of security management training, has launched its new ‘Technical Surveillance Countermeasures for Security Managers’ Accredited Level 4 eLearning course in collaboration with the TSCMi. Perpetuity Academy is part of the Linx International Group, a consultancy providing security, risk management and training. Developed in collaboration with the Technical Security Countermeasures Institute (TSCMi) and delivered...

Three top criteria for effective video surveillance storage

Video. It’s a central part of everyone’s lives — whether it’s streaming content to your home television, sharing your own recorded movies on social media or transforming video into actionable intelligence in the business environment — and the value of video from all aspects and markets in the world continues to expand. Use cases are growing as well: Employee training, student learning evaluations, marketing reviews, drone video capture for real estate sales and cu...

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