Surveillance & Security News for October 2016

ASSA ABLOY Access Control appoints David Smyth as Technical Engineer

David will be responsible for managing technical enquiries, helping to resolve any issues quickly and efficiently ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a manufacturer of door opening solutions, has strengthened its technical support expertise with the appointment of David Smyth. Responsibilities David will be responsible for managing technical enquiries, helping to resolve any issues quickly and efficiently, whether over the phone or by a site visit. He wil...

Designing an IP/PoE network infrastructure: Factors to consider

If one component within the infrastructure changes, other components may need to be changed too Developing a bill of materials for an infrastructure is not difficult if you have the right information. One word of caution: Infrastructures are unique. Each is individual, so don’t depend on drop-down menus; it simply will not work. If one component within the infrastructure changes, take the time to check and see if the rest of the components need to be changed, too. Let&...

Cloud-based surveillance spearheads growth in security as a service

The global market for security as a service is set to grow from $921 million in 2016 to $1.49 billion by 2020 The global security as a service market is made up of video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) and access control as a service (ACaaS). With video surveillance as a service, the user pays on a yearly, quarterly or monthly basis for the ability to view live or recorded surveillance data. Using access control as a service, the customer pays a subscription to have a server...

Why Hikvision is suddenly front-page news: The company responds to security concerns

Hikvision has been in the news in the United Kingdom recently, including a front page news story in The Times. SourceSecurity.com offered Keen Yao, Vice President at Hikvision’s International Business Centre, a chance to set the record straight regarding concerns expressed about hacking of cameras, the company’s ties to the Chinese state, and its role as the biggest video surveillance equipment manufacturer in the world. Hikvision has come a long way in the past few ye...

Panasonic showcases latest access control solutions at Smart Buildings 2016

Panasonic VL-V900 multi-door system offers a significant level of integration with existing building infrastructure Panasonic is exhibiting at the UK’s biggest Smart Buildings trade show with its comprehensive range of video intercom systems. The Panasonic stand at the show (SB2/313) features the company’s video intercom technology, which is set for a full European launch following the range’s success across Asia. VL-SWD501 single door system The range in...

Middle Atlantic Products appoints Megan Knedler as Director of Product Management, Furniture

Knedler brings more than a decade of successful strategy and creative direction to her new role Middle Atlantic Products announces a new promotion within its product management organisation as part of the company's commitment to enhancing design and delivering innovative solutions to truly meet the system infrastructure needs of today's diverse AV spaces. Investment in furniture portfolio Megan Knedler, formerly Middle Atlantic's director of marketing communications, will now...

COPS Monitoring commends dedicated staff for 12.4-second response times during hurricane Matthew

To improve its reliability, COPS opened its second central station in Arizona in 2004 After devastating the Caribbean, Hurricane Matthew headed toward the Florida coast as a Category 4 storm packing heavy rain and winds between 130–156 mph. As the entire Southeastern seaboard was stocking supplies, boarding up their windows, bracing for impact, or evacuating, the team at COPS Monitoring was busy enacting an emergency preparedness plan that began over a decade ago. "When...

VCA launches VCA IPT-1000MR Intelligent People Tracker that reduces queuing times at checkouts

The VCA IPT-1000MR offers a highly accurate method of measuring customer-waiting times at the point of sale or ATMs Combining 3D imaging technology with sophisticated footfall analysis software, the new VCA IPT-1000MR Intelligent People Tracker provides an easy to install, low cost solution for retailers who want to improve the customer experience by minimising queuing times at checkouts. The VCA IPT-1000MR offers a highly accurate method of measuring customer-waiting times a...

Connected Technologies launches new ScanPass® Mobile Credential that prevents hacking

ScanPass® Mobile Credential is engineered to remove the prevalent issues associated with card-based cyber threats Cyber threats and hacking are consistently in the news, and recent reports have circulated that indicate that some access control readers can be easily compromised. ScanPass Mobile Credential is purpose built to prevent the three primary methods with which card-based access control is circumvented: skimming, eavesdropping, replay attacks and tampering. Skimmi...

Who should be ‘In the Room’ when deciding to buy security systems?

We in the physical security market tend to watch closely how the buying decision is made. If anything, the buying process has become more complex in recent years. We have seen the impact of security systems extending beyond the core security department, and with greater impact come more stakeholders. “Buying by committee” is more the rule than the exception, and the committee is getting rather large in some situations. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Who should be...

ExtraHop announces two new integrations with VMware's vRealize Suite

New integration with VMware vRealize Suite delivers real-time visibility and control over software-defined environments ExtraHop, the first and only provider of streaming analytics that transforms network data into actionable insight, announces two new integrations with VMware's enterprise-ready, cloud management platform, VMware vRealize Suite. The integrations with VMware vRealize Orchestrator and VMware vRealize Operations Manager deepen the company's strategic relationshi...

Wavestore appoints Robert Turner as Regional Sales Manager for South UK

Robert Turner will work to identify and support new opportunities for Wavestore's independent and open platform VMS Wavestore, a British manufacturer of Video Management Software (VMS), has further strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Robert Turner as Regional Sales Manager for the South of the UK.Reporting to Glenn Fletcher, Sales Director, Robert will be working closely with Wavestore’s Systems Integration, Distribution and Consultant Partners to identif...

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