Surveillance & Security News for October 2009

Axis Communications and Proxim increase safety and security on one of Greece’s most rugged motorways

The missionEgnatia Motorway wanted to develop a wireless traffic surveillance project along the 9 km of the motorway that runs from the Metsovo interchange to the Peristeri interchange. Despite being only 9 km in length, this route has the most difficult and varied terrain on the motorway, hence the need for surveillance cameras. The solutionEgnatia Motorway installed a total of 14 AXIS 213 PTZ Network Cameras to monitor traffic flow and provide surveillance and security at the point of the two...

New integrated video- and intercom-over-IP solution for Düsseldorf Fire and Rescue Service

The Düsseldorf fire and rescue service replaced its ten-year old video and intercom systems with a new integrated video- and intercom-over-IP solution from manufacturers Geutebruck and Schneider Intercom (also known as Commend International).  The system links twelve fire stations via the existing municipal IP network and serves two functions.  Some of the cameras monitor the emergency call points outside the fire stations which the public can use to raise the...

Axis improves carbon-footprint with new security solution from HID

The search for greater energy efficiency Green initiatives and reducing carbon footprints are at the top of many organisations and according to the Carbon Trust Organisation, by simply switching machines off after use or turning the heating down in warm weather, a real savings of energy can be made. Just reducing energy usage by 20 percent could add as much as the same amount to your profits as a 5 percent increase in sales. Axis Communications, the global market leader in network video, is on...

Montgomery County public schools standardise on IQeye cameras

With more than 200 schools and facilities, 138,000 students, and over 21,000 employees, security is a critically important undertaking for the Montgomery Country (MD) Public School system, the 17th largest in the US. MCPS maintains its own central alarm control centre-monitoring perimeters, boilers, water flow, refrigeration, breakage of windows, and more-that receives over 36,000 separate alarms throughout the year. The MCPS Department of School Safety and Security oversees 200 plus security s...

El Fresno tunnel traffic sure to be safe and sound

First AID for the El Fresno Tunnel Getting to the beach is about to get a whole lot easier. A new highway, the A-63, is currently being built on the northern coast of Spain in the mountainous region of the Principality of Asturias. The road is intended to cut traveling time between the capital, Oviedo, and the coastal city of Canero. Just the section of the highway between the cities of Grado and Doriga alone will reduce an auto- mobilist’s journey by more than ten minutes. Advancing at s...

TeleEye CX784 video recording server widely used in a UK-based largest bank

One of the UK-based largest banks in the world has recently specified TeleEye CX784 video recording servers for its ATM sites, including self-banking centres all over the Asia Pacific region.  They have commenced the installation in Hong Kong and the project will be continued in other Asia Pacific countries. Some of the main reasons for selecting TeleEye CX784 are listed in the following: 1) Efficient compression Our proprietary SMAC-M compression in CX784 is proven to be...

RemGuard emphasises need for winter ‘HEALTHCHECK’

RemGuard Visual Management - part of AD Group - is urging users of remotely monitored, detector activated, CCTV to follow a simple five point winter 'healthcheck' of their sites, to stay safe and secure, as the nights draw in and Britain's weather becomes even more unpredictable.Said Alan Collinge, Operations Director at RemGuard: "A few simple checks now can avoid headaches later. Undoubtedly, winter is a challenge for any sort of equipment. Just as you would have your car or boiler inspec...

Ten network video surveillance companies participate in ONVIF interoperability test

  Axis was among ten companies to join the first ONVIF plug fest and participate in interoperability tests in Tokyo Ten companies active in the network video surveillance market joined the first ONVIF developer's plug fest in Tokyo, Japan on September 1-3. At the event, the participants tested their product implementations of ONVIF core specification 1.0. The testing included video encoders, network cameras and video management software, verifying interoperability between the...

Axis Communications announces its first network video camera with ONVIF support

  Axis' firmware version for AXIS P3301 fixed dome network camera has support for ONVIFAxis recently announced firmware version 5.10 for AXIS P3301 Fixed Dome Network Camera. The new firmware includes support for ONVIF, the global interface specification for network video products. "This demonstrates our commitment to supporting the ONVIF specification in our products," says Erik Frännlid, Director of Product Management at Axis Communications. "At the same time, thi...

Reports show Axis Communications has experienced a continuous increase in sales

  Sales for Axis Communications have increased continuously over the first nine months of the yearNet sales during the period amounted to SEK 1,642 M (1,474), and sales amounted to SEK 568 M (543) for the third quarter. Operating profit during the period totaled SEK 188 M (291),and operating profit totalled SEK 95 M (131) for the third quarter. Profit before tax during the period amounted to SEK 187 M (291),and profit before tax amounted to SEK 94 M (131) for the third quarter.Profit a...

Samsung Techwin introduces new SPU range of weatherproof fully functional speed domes

  All the Samsung Techwin dome cameras in the SPU range have a tough IP66 weatherproof housingAll models in the SPU range come pre-installed inside a tough IP66 weatherproof housing, which simply twist-locks into the supplied easy-to-wire back-box making installation extremely simple. Designed to offer powerful functionality as well as ease of installation, the SPU range provides customers with a choice of highly featured 27x, 33x, and 37x zoom optical camera modules, including version...

New Siemens holistic security management system simplifies security management

 Siemens' new security solution combines access control, video surveillance and intrusion protectionSiveillance Fusion is a holistic security management system now introduced by Siemens' Building Technologies Division. As a centralised solution (top-down approach) it combines access control, video surveillance and intrusion protection on a single platform. Using the existing IT infrastructure and .NET Framework, Siveillance Fusion allows for complete interoperability. The platform...

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