Surveillance & Security News for October 2017

Vanderbilt’s SPC Connect helps monitor buildings for Odense council, Denmark

The municipal council of Odense, Denmark’s third biggest city, uses Vanderbilt’s SPC Connect to help monitor and maintain public buildings such as schools, libraries, museums, gyms, housing, and government offices. Remote and instant access Due to the number of buildings under their authority, the municipality of Odense needed a security solution that would provide remote and instant access to deal with potential alarms from any location, at any time. For example, a janitor in cha...

Milestone Community Days in South Africa brings together networked video security professionals

The events in Johannesburg and Cape Town brought together some of the most successful networked video systems integrators, resellers and distributors in the region. Participants exchanged information about industry trends and challenges, learned about the many applications of the Milestone Systems network video management software, and explored the solutions that are made possible through their strong partnerships. Community in focus The community received a warm welcome by Armand Steffens, C...

IDIS launches DR-1204P Network Video Recorder, with new essential features

IDIS, South Korea’s largest surveillance manufacturer, has launched is latest network video recorder, the DR-1204P, which packs an array of essential and easy to use features. DR-1204P features and functions The DR-1204P supports up to 5MP high definition (HD) recording and one month’s footage retention and utilises IDIS Intelligent Codec, delivering significant savings on bandwidth and storage particularly when used with Motion Adaptive Transmission (MAT), in areas where there is...

ISONAS new hires drive customer interaction and product development for Pure IP access control

ISONAS, a Pure IP access control system manufacturer, has announced that the company has expanded its team and added three new hires to its roster. ISONAS continues to foster a customer-centric philosophy throughout the company and created a new Account Executive and Senior Java Engineer positions to focus on deepening customer interaction and product development efforts. Driving feature and function Olivia Peralta was recently hired as an inside sales Account Executive responsible to create p...

Hikvision releases Fisheye Dewarping Solution for Milestone XProtect customers

Reinforcing the benefits of security technology collaboration, Hikvision, the supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, has announced a Multiple Fisheye Dewarping Solution for Milestone Systems XProtect with Device Pack 9.0 (and later). Milestone Systems is a strategic partner for Hikvision, and is dedicated to delivering quality business video solutions through partnerships. 360° wide-area surveillance coverage This new dewarping solution allows Hikvision’s fisheye netw...

Hikvision names Chuck Davis Director of Cybersecurity in North America

Hikvision USA Inc., the North American provider of video surveillance products and solutions, announced that Chuck Davis has been named director of cybersecurity for Hikvision North America. Extensive cybersecurity experience With more than 20 years’ experience building world-class cybersecurity programmes for large enterprise organisations, Davis comes to Hikvision from IBM, where he worked as an executive security architect. He designed and managed the global malware defence and vulner...

NW Systems IP video unlocks multiple security & operational efficiencies at Chester Zoo, UK

Chester Zoo has grown rapidly since its foundation in 1930 so that today it is spread across more than 125 acres, and is home to more than 15,000 animals and 500 different species. It attracts more than 1.9 million visitors each year - making it the most popular UK visitor attraction outside London.  With further growth planned, Chester Zoo began a site-wide vulnerability assessment, led by the zoo’s then head of security, Nigel Peers, out of which flowed a series of recommendations...

Coca-Cola trusts Matrix to secure manufacturing units at Pirangut and Kudus in India

Coca-Cola’s history began in 1886 and it has since become one of the most valued brands, with a net worth $74 billion. The company owns and markets more than 500 beverage brands across 200+ countries. Over the last 23 years, ever since its re-entry to India in 1993, the company has gone on to establish an unmatched portfolio of beverages. Along with its bottling partners, through a strong network of over 2.6 million retail outlets, the company has touched the lives of millions of consumer...

Traka UK offers the key to success with new London Underground key management system

Traka UK has installed a bespoke key management system at London Underground to ensure the safekeeping and accountability of service vehicle and tool keys at all times. The world famous public transport system called upon the services of Traka after an intense search to establish a key management solution, and help ensure a smooth running service, for the benefit of staff and passengers. Intelligent key cabinets installed Traka installed intelligent key cabinets that automate the key issuing p...

Boon Edam revolving doors fight problem weather at Andamar Shopping Mall in Veracruz, Mexico

Since opening in October 2014, Andamar Lifestyle Center struggled to contain strong Veracruz winds, which consistently left its swinging doors open and exposed the facility to heat, humidity, and sea breezes. In turn, this allowed the shopping centre’s air conditioning to escape, resulting in a second challenge: higher electricity expenses. Retail door access challenges Andamar Lifestyle Center is home to over 100 different stores spread throughout the nearly 2 million square feet of ret...

Dahua takes first place in two challenges at ICDAR Competition 2017

The International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) is an international academic conference which is held every two years in a different city. The ICDAR Robust Reading Competition has been held five times previously; in 2003, 2005, 2011, 2013 and 2015. The competition is organized around challenges that represent specific application domains for robust reading. On October 17th, Dahua Technology took first place in Task [Word Recognition] of Incidental Scene Text Challenge...

Genetec exhibits new public safety technology and solutions at IACP 2017

At the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference, Genetec, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, will showcase new and existing technology solutions, analytics, and initiatives designed to facilitate collaboration between law enforcement agencies, security departments, and the public, facilitating more effective first response and investigations. Genetec welcomes all law enforcement partners and integrators to vi...

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