Surveillance & Security News for October 2005

The Home Depot

The Home Depot builds a strategic advantage with actionable intelligence from Verint Video Solutions Every week, more than 22 million customers visit The Home Depot.  The world's largest home improvement retailer operates more than 1600 stores across North America, with 2002 sales topping $58 billion.  And with a new store opening its doors every 43 hours, The Home Depot is also the country's fastest growing retailer, evidence of its success in offering "the ultimate home improvem...

A simple solution for BP

The ChallengeFollowing software problems with its existing installations, BP was looking to upgrade its security system network without having to embark on a lengthy and disruptive installation and staff training programme.  AGE Electrical Services recommended Dedicated Micros' Sprite Lite multiplexer from Gardiner Security. The SolutionPeter Robinson, Director at AGE explains: "We opted for DM's Sprite Lite because it's the most user-friendly multiplexer on the market, both from an in...

Mitsubishi-Tokyo and Deutsche bank

Access control and in particular visitor control is a very significant concern for the finance and banking industry.  Whilst the threat of covert intruders stealing computer hardware is a legitimate concern, the damage that can be done by a an unauthorised visitor, accessing live systems could be far greater. Many financial institutions recognise this specific threat, and it was no surprise when Mitsubishi Tokyo, the large bank in the world came to AC Controls seeking an access control syst...

Top Marks For Dedicated Micros

The ChallengeUK Watch Ltd, Dudley, recommended Dedicated Micros popular digital product to replace the school's video recorder and matrix. The SolutionA 16-camera Digital Sprite with networking was installed and, by using the existing computer network, images can now be viewed from any networked PC around the school ensuring coverage in all areas.  Dave Parker, managing director of UK Watch explains: "The school wanted to update its security to provide all round cover, but it had to be...

Contactless Smart Card technology delivers easy-to-use, one-card solution for integrated student access and security

Founded in 1926, Mercyhurst College, named one of the “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, is a leading liberal arts college.  Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, Mercyhurst’s 75-acre main campus has 50 buildings and supports over 3,500 students, faculty and staff.  In 1991, the college purchased a 100-year-old seminary for a second campus called Mercyhurst North East. At that site, nestled in the bluffs just west of the New York state...

Fujitsu announces global launch of its Contactless Palm Vein Authentication Technology

New Fujitsu Solution offers Industry-Leading Biometrics Authentication Technology for High- Security applications in Global Markets Fujitsu Europe Limited, one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals and a market leader in document management scanners, today announced the arrival of its new ‘contactless' palm vein authentication device to the EMEA market as part of Fujitsu´s global launch.  With this unique device, Fujitsu is strivin...

ISE and PLASA Sign Cooperation agreement.

Integrated Systems Europe and PLASA forge strong partnership at Europe’s largest AV Systems Integration tradeshowBy combining the best elements of one of the largest trade communities in Professional Lighting and Sound with Europe’s biggest trade show in Audio Visual Systems Integration, the two organisations will augment their knowledge of AV Systems, Lighting and Sound to turn ISE 2006 into the most stunning visual trade event ever held in Europe.This collaborative effort is the re...

Pilot Training Improved Using Derwent Infra-Red

Flight instructors are using Derwent’s MicroLED illuminators to remotely view helicopter crews’ performance under low light conditions.  Leading training providers Thales have recently installed the first Infra-Red lamp in a Lynx helicopter flight simulator for the UK’s Army Air Corps in East Anglia. Thales are so pleased with the results they are now looking to introduce the same technology to other flight simulator users, including military and commercial airlines. ...

Retail Environments: O'Bresky Enterprises, Ltd.

OrganizationO'Bresky Enterprises has been Subway franchisee within the Minneapolis -St.Paul area for the past 13 years and currently owns and operates 16 locations.ChallengeO'Bresky Enterprises installed CCTV systems about 10 years ago but of the recorders were analog VCRs.  Tired of having to deal with high maintenance tape management unreliable picture quality, President Dan O'Bresky began his extensive research on digital recorders.   "The great thing about digital re...

Tough Environments: Grouse Mountain

Meeting the customer's needs Grouse Mountain required a CCTV system to monitor four orphaned grizzly bears inside their dens during the hibernation period. The video data,to be used for understanding the behavior and habits of grizzly bears during winter, then needed to be stored for future evaluation.Factors that had to be taken consideration for the den itself:1) It is a confined area with no illumination and high humidity.2) There are minimal opportunities (if any) to gain access inside the d...

Shop 'til you drop - in safety

The ChallengeWhen a major UK Shopping Centre was looking to overhaul its security system, installers KCR recommended the Digital Sprite from Dedicated Micros.  The Belfry Shopping Centre in Redhill, Surrey, is a massive complex that includes 50 shops and restaurants and welcomes around 25,000 shoppers a day.  As with most multi-store complexes, the Belfry is open for longer hours than most high street stores - until 8.00 pm some evenings.  The existing VCR-based system could no lo...

Marshalls Motor Group chooses JVC domes

JVC partner, Shadow Security has installed JVC TK-C676E dome cameras at the new premier automotive group (PAG) centre in Boongate, Peterborough, UKMarshall Motor Group opened its new 15-million pound PAG Centre in Peterborough and the relocation to this site of its existing Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo businesses in mid July, 2005. Shadow Security, who has had a long history with Marshall Motor Group and extensive knowledge of the automotive and aerospace security has installed around 45 JVC TK-...

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