Surveillance & Security News for October 2010

Mayflex recruits new talent in its Physical Security division

Neil Jeffrey and Steve Green are the new recruits in Mayflex's Phyiscal Security divisionIP specialist distributor Mayflex has further strengthened its Physical Security division's sales team with the appointment of two new Security Specialists.Neil Jeffrey, who previously worked for Norbain, has been appointed to manage field sales in the South of England whilst Steve Green, who was until recently with Sanyo, will fulfil the role in the North of England.Commenting on the appointments, Mayflex's...

Basler IP cameras become first H.264 network cameras to receive Lenel Factory Certification

The Lenel factory certification is for Basler's IP Camera interface to Lenel's OnGuard video management softwareBasler Vision Technologies, a member of the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Programme, has received Lenel factory certification for Basler's IP Camera interface to Lenel's OnGuard video management software. All Basler IP Cameras with day/night functionality and all camera models with fixed dome housing have been integrated into Lenel's OnGuard software. Among the supported camera functionali...

SALTO’s Aelement RFID hotel lock ensures hotel security at the RRC Hluboká

The Hotel chose SALTO's Aelement RFID hotel lock for its sleek looks and cutting edge designGuests at the RRC Hluboká, a new 5-star hotel and spa complex located in the heart of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic, can now experience the latest in contactless access technology with SALTO's new Aelement RFID hotel lock.The first hotel in Eastern Europe to install Aelement, the RRC Hluboká provides accommodation via 36 elegant and luxuriously appointed rooms where guests can rel...

IEE’s people sensor and access control solution, Tailgate Detector, wins Innovation Award at Security Essen

Tailgate Detector adds an additional security layer to access control systemsLuxembourg-based sensing specialist IEE has won the Security Innovation Award for its Tailgate Detector, an innovative access control solution based on 3D technology at the Security Essen World Forum for Security and Fire Prevention.The award was commemorated at the presentation ceremony held on the evening prior to the fair on Monday October 4, 2010 at the Messe Essen. Applications were assessed by an independent...

ONVIF holds successful IP physical security products' interoperability demonstration at Security Essen 2010

17 security companies demonstrated their ONVIF conformant products at Security Essen17 vendors successfully demonstrated the interoperability of ONVIF120 visitors participated in the eventONVIF annual meeting was also organised to provide updates of ONVIF progress to all membersONVIF, the leading standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, held its third public interoperability demonstration and open reception in conjunction with Security Essen 2010 on October 7 in Essen,...

Iris recognition systems for access control and identity management gain popularity

The use of retinal scans for security applications is increasing The eyes have it. The use of iris recognition technology is expanding around the globe and it is being utilised in a vast array of commercial and government applications ranging from access control to time management. ASSA ABLOY Future Lab examines  how this biometric technology is breaking new ground in identity management and other security applications. Retinal vs. iris scans Often confused w...

BSIA urges Home Secretary to consider all options before deciding the SIA’s future

Independent oversight is key to maintaining public confidence in the private security industryThe British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has called for the Home Secretary to carefully consider the implications of the rumoured abolition of theSecurity Industry Authority (SIA), following recent speculation in the press that the security industry regulator is about to be scrapped. In a letter to Theresa May MP, BSIA Chief Executive, James Kelly, appeals for the Home Office to engage with the...

Axis Communications strengthens team owing to growing demand for network video surveillance systems

The demand for network video solutions is continuing to gather speedAxis Communications, the global leader in the network video market, has strengthened its sales and business development teams with four key appointments in response to the demand for network video.Axis announced the expansion of its global sales and marketing team back in May this year, and since then has created a number of openings within Northern Europe, including the appointment of Fredrik Thor as Sales Manager for the regio...

Honeywell selects Extravision Vidéo Technologies as an Authorised Dealer for commercial security systems

Extravision specialises in security solutions for military and institutional customers in CanadaHoneywell announced it has selected Extravision Vidéo Technologies Inc. as a Honeywell Authorised Dealer for Commercial Security Systems. The programme will provide support services for the Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada-based firm, which specialises in designing security systems for military and institutional facilities, as well as utilities. Having served several Canadian g...

Paul O’Grady wears AD Group race suit on ITV1 during test drive with former ‘Stig’

Ben Collins with Paul O'Grady (wearing an AD Group race suit)CCTV specialist AD Group hit the TV screens last Friday night in the first edition of talk show host and entertainer Paul O'Grady's new prime time show on ITV1 (Paul O'Grady 'Live') when he donned a race suit, festooned with AD Group company logos, for a piece where he took to the track at Brands Hatch to test his driving skills under the watchful eye of the former 'Stig' (and AD Group Motor sport driver) Ben Collins.The suit worn by P...

Quantum Secure SAFE for Airports physical security solution strengthens US Airport’s security measures

The Airport has automated key security policies with the SAFE software suiteQuantum Secure, the leading provider of enterprise software to manage and streamline security identities, compliance and events across disparate physical security systems, announced that it has deployed its SAFE for Airports solution for the San Francisco International Airport.With the Quantum Secure SAFE for Airports solution, SFIA has simplified the management of their entire badging process by automating manual proces...

CEM’s security management system ensures 24-hours hospital security at Saudi Arabian Hospital

King Khalid University Hospital has integrated the AC2000 SE system with a fire alarm systemCEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, announced that the CEM AC2000 SE (Standard Edition) security management system has been chosen to secure access to King Khalid University Hospital, Saudi Arabia. The contract was awarded to CEM Approved Reseller, Best InfoTech Solutions. The dedicated university hospital opened in 1982 provides 800 patient beds, over 20 operating rooms and fully equipped/staffe...