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...

Agent Vi launches Channel Partner Programme to boost sales of its video analytics solutions

 Agent Vi relies on its channels to be active and effective players when reselling their video analytics productsAgent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi), global leader in video analytics solutions, has announced the launch of its new Channel Partner Programme (CPP), designed to support its growing sales channel network. The CPP will enable system integrators and distributors to become authorised members of Agent Vi's sales channel network, and thereby increase their product offering a...

Mirasys’ video surveillance solution helps Thailand’s Mass Rapid Transit Authority with transport security

Mirasys' surveillance infrastructure helps to monitor CCTV footage on-site and remotely via a central control roomMirasys Ltd, a leading provider of open platform digital CCTV and video surveillance solutions, announced that the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has installed a centralised Video Monitoring System coupled with Mirasys NVR recorders across 18 disparate underground stations to protect the underground construction, tunnel and train system. This surveillance infrastruct...

PSIA speeds up development of IP-based specifications to increase interoperability of IP security devices

PSIA is committed to developing IP specifications for all product segments including IP video and access controlThe Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA), a global consortium of physical security providers focused on promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled devices, is ramping up development of its entire range of IP-based specifications to achieve system-wide interoperability of IP security devices.PSIA is committed to developing IP specifications for all product segments inclu...

SALTO's access control products make a positive impression on visitors at the Security Essen 2010

Several new access control products from SALTO were launched into the German marketSALTO Systems, together with long term partner EVVA, report that this year's bi-annual Security Essen event was their best ever. With SALTO product representation on their own and the EVVA stand, both companies were consistently busy from the first to the last day of the show.Security experts, specifiers, end-users and security product installers alike made a point of specifically coming to visit both stands...

ASIS 2010 draws over 20,000 security industry professionals to Dallas

Nearly 700 companies exhibited a wide array of security solutions for the event's attendeesMore than 20,000 security professionals from more than 90 countries, attended the ASIS International 56th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, held in Dallas, Texas, October 12-15. Hosted by ASIS, the leading organisation for security management professionals worldwide, this annual forum is the most comprehensive education and networking event in the security industry. "Security practitioners from around the...

Optelecom-NKF’s to showcase video server range for demanding security applications at Expoprotection 2010

Optelecom-NKF will show its complete range of ONVIF-compliant, 1080p/720p high-definition camerasOptelecom-NKF, Inc., manufacturer of Siqura® advanced video surveillance solutions, announced its intention to participate in the Expoprotection 2010 trade show in Paris, France.As visitors traverse the various booths at Expoprotection 2010 exhibition, they might very well notice that Optelecom-NKF's Siqura surveillance solutions display something unique among the diverse exhibits. Optelecom...

Konnetix relies on LILIN's IP Video products for latest installation

LILIN offered Konnetix the expertise and IP Video solutions to integrate with their productsHaving joined the LILIN Certified Partner Programme and successfully completing an intensive training course, Konnetix, the Data Cabling and Network Build specialist, is rolling out a new security infrastructure using LILIN IP Video products.Providing installations services throughout the UK and Europe, Konnetix serve large corporate companies, data centres and telecoms providers and are accredited and ap...

LEGIC’s access control solutions integrate with Lenel’s integrated security solutions under license agreement

The agreement will benefit applications such as access control installations for business and campus sitesLenel Systems International, Inc. and Switzerland based LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, a leading manufacturer of contactless smart card technology for personal identification, have entered into a license agreement. The relationship allows for integration of Lenel's integrated security solutions with LEGIC advant technology for contactless identification for a wide variety of applications such as ac...

Dallmeier’s H.264 DVRs are now integrated into Dorlet’s DASS management software

DASS permits the connecting up of security cameras as well as the playback of image materialDallmeier recorders of the DMS series "In Memory of Leonardo" as well as the recorders in the DLS range can now be controlled with the DASS management software from Dorlet. The recorders are integrated into the software and can be used in a full range of functions.For example if movement in predefined alarm zones is registered, actions can automatically be implemented, such as the monitor displa...

ISO Integration helps Chapman Medical Centre to improve hospital security with IP surveillance system

The project is allowing IP cameras from Avigilon to operate alongside existing analogue cameras at the hospitalISO Integration, the installation arm of Rainbow CCTV, has recently completed a camera surveillance project for the Chapman Medical Centre in Orange County, California.The project is allowing newly-installed IP cameras from Avigilon to operate alongside existing analogue cameras at the hospital that are still fit for purpose. ISO Integration has been able to protect its client's investm...

SALTO and GES Security to upgrade access control system at Hargreaves’ properties

SALTO's access control solution will provide robust and reliable security to the Hargreaves Group SALTO UK and GES Security have won multiple contracts to remove and replace existing access systems in several Hargreaves Group properties in SE England.The Hargreaves Group specialise in commercial and residential property development, investment and management throughout South East England.They have developed over 2,500 homes in East and West Sussex, and developed and retained&n...

Milestone’s XProtect surveillance software busts crime ring at ASIS 2010

Around 10 p.m. on Tuesday night October 12, a few of the cleaning crew did more than just vacuum and dust on the evening tour of duty: they also swiped computer equipment from exhibitors' booth displays. However, failing to notice that the convention had gathered the best of the security industry meant this was the last time they would be performing that job.At the ASIS 2010 security trade show held week before last in Dallas, Texas, several exhibitors discovered missing electronics on the secon...

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