Surveillance & Security News for October 2013

Dahua megapixel surveillance system helps Bacau County improve safety and security

Moinesti, a city in Bacau County, Romania, recently upgraded its municipal surveillance system for the sake of its safety improvement and criminality prevention by installing Dahua Megapixel surveillance system. With strong support from Dahua’s local distributor and system integrator, KMW Systems and Mobilis, the project has been successfully implemented to safeguard city of Moinesti. Monitoring multiple sites The challenge of this project is covering multiple monitoring sites from roads...

Hikvision’s vandal-proof network dome camera secures SOFITEL Arc de Triomphe Hotel in Paris

When both domestic and international travellers arrive in Paris, they expect luxury and privacy – with both surrounded in a quiet blanket of unobtrusive security. Yet, for hoteliers, this is a dichotomy not easily overcome. However, the Parisian sense of fashion provides an apt roadmap: an elegant suit should not draw attention from the individual; instead it should highlight them. This is an analogy Hikvision has taken to heart. And in this specific case, for Paris’ SOFITEL Arc d...

MOBOTIX cameras monitor conservation efforts on Skomer Island, Wales

Over twenty years ago, very few people knew about the hidden, underwater world off Pembrokeshire, on the west coast of Wales. However, in 1990 the creation of Skomer Marine Nature Reserve (MNR) covering the waters off the headland and around Skomer Island, gave the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) a golden opportunity to study and protect this marine environment. Skomer’s waters are famed for their amazing range of underwater marine life. Situated on the boundary where northern and sou...

Oncam video surveillance solution boosts hospital security at various levels

According to the US Census Bureau 2012, the annual revenue total of the healthcare industry is $1.668 Trillion. There are 5,724 registered hospitals in the US (American Hospital Association). Each one is estimated to be worth between $100-500m in terms of total asset value (building, staff, and equipment). In the 2012 Hospital Security Summary, 25% of respondents reported an overall increase in attacks and assaults compared with more than 7% reporting a decrease; 34% reported an increase in pat...

Bosch Advantage Line mini-PTZ cameras secure retail chain

Retail chain needs improved surveillance A major retailer required better surveillance video in many of its locations throughout the East Coast. Previously relying on a range of capabilities across its stores, the retail chain followed the recommendation of security integrator Setronics and now operates systems of similar design in approximately 25 locations in the region. The new blended systems feature numerous Bosch VEZ-400 mini-PTZ analogue cameras from the Advantage Line installed in the...

VIVOTEK’s network IP cameras secure toll stations in India

Background A reliable surveillance system plays an important role in the management of toll station operations. Data such as traffic volume, fare collection and license plate numbers need to be clearly recorded for inspection when requested. Besides, whenever unexpected incidents occur, video footage can be the most valuable evidence to check. Late in 2012, International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD), the world-leading traffic management solution integrator, conducted an Indian toll station project...

Security by design or designed for security?

Utilising the principals of IT security can help developers create a secure physical system that meets an organisations needs Secure Systems start with secure design and smart planning. In this article, Albert Derckson, Research and Development Director at Nedap, discusses the necessary design elements for building a more secure system based on security principles.  These principles of physical security, many of which can be drawn from proven principles of IT security, su...

Matrox announces upgraded version of MuraControl for iPad

Matrox® Graphics Inc. recently announced the immediate availability of a new, upgraded version of the Matrox MuraControl™ for iPad® app optimised to run on the latest iOS 7 mobile operating system from Apple®. This free remote control application for Matrox Mura™ MPX-powered video walls offers an easy way to navigate between existing layouts and generate new ones. New functionality includes the ability to select and display layouts created with Matrox MuraControl 2.0 for...

IQinVision announces installation of exacqVision-IQinVision Indianapolis based community health network

The exacqVision client software is installed on a video wall in the network operations centre IQinVision, market leader in high-performance HD megapixel IP cameras, recently announced that Indianapolis-based Community Health Network has installed an exacqVision-IQinVision combined solution to meet their video surveillance needs. Koorsen Security Technology provided complete design and installation services for the project. Established in 1956, Community Health Network is a le...

Aronson Security Group returns to host The Great Conversation event in Seattle, Washington

This year’s event will explore themes around leadership and change and importance of a common operating picture Aronson Security Group, the premier independent integrator of risk, resilience and security solutions, announced their return to Seattle’s Bell Harbor International Conference Center on March 4 to host The Great Conversation. This year’s event will explore themes around leadership and change, the importance of a common operating picture as well as k...

Talkaphone announces new features for VOIP-500 Series Phone / WEBS Paging Module

Talkaphone announces new self-diagnostic and reporting features of the VOIP-500 Series Phone / WEBS Paging Module. With Talkaphone’s latest public release of the VOIP-500 firmware, these devices can now perform a number of self-diagnostics on a scheduled basis: Check the status of the built-in button(s); Check the status of the built-in microphone and built-in speaker; Check the status of the WEBS speaker array; Report via an email, a phone call, or an activation of the Auxiliary Out...

Moxa’s serial bus communication components deployed at Major USA Aircraft Maintenance and Logistics Center

Moxa will supply 200 NPort serial-to-Ethernet servers to connect the various testing devices to PC for data recording One of the largest maintenance and logistics centres for USA government aircraft has selected Moxa as a supplier of serial bus communication components for their next generation of black box testing stations. Moxa will be supplying 200 NPort serial-to-Ethernet servers to connect the various testing devices to a PC for data recording, analysis, and reporting. T...

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