Surveillance & Security News for September 2006

Essex business award for Urmet Domus

Urmet Domus' commitment to achieving success by investing in people has been recognised by the Essex Business Awards. Urmet, who are the UK's fastest growing door entry and access control supplier, were   highly commended in the Best Business Improvement through People category of the 2006 awards held at Braxted Park.Companies submitting entries for the award category had to show how an individual employee or group of employees had made a significant impact on its business...

Ecuadorian Government uses Zebra card printers to protect Galapagos Islands' Ecological Treasure

Identification Cards used to track tourists, control immigration to Galapagos Islands Zebra Technologies, a worldwide leader in card printing and bar code labelling solutions, recently announced that the government of Ecuador has purchased four Zebra P420i printers in order to control tourism and immigration to the Galapagos Islands via secure plastic identification cards.  The ID card printers are being used to print and encode contactless smart cards for all Galapagos residents, and...

Group 4 Technology moves David Hodgkiss to sales department

Group 4 Technology (G4Tec) has hired David Hodgkiss to be the new Regional Sales Manager for the Group 4 Technology Electronic Security Systems group.  His territory includes the West Midlands and North West.  David is responsible for generating new business within his territory and for managing existing customer accounts.  He reports to Mark Robinson, National Sales Manager.David has worked at G4Tec for five years, first as a Senior Installation Engineer and then as a Principal E...

SANYO CCTV cares for hospital patients

In an interesting and unusual application, CCTV cameras supplied by SANYO are being used to monitor hospital patients in the intensive care and high dependency units at the newly expanded Royal Blackburn Hospital in East LancashireInstalled by Romers Electronics who have recently been acquired by TG Baker Ltd, the cameras allow nurses to keep a close watch on patients without having to leave their central staff base on each ward, freeing up their time for other important duties.As the exist...

Optex detection technology helps secure false alarm performance award for Banham

Reliable and proven intruder detection technology from Optex Europe has been praised by a leading security installer for playing its part in winning a significant performance award from the Metropolitan Police for reducing false alarms.The installer, Banham Alarms, received a Gold Award in the Metropolitan Police Service's annual Alarm Performance Awards scheme for the lowest false alarm rate, and highlighted Optex' detectors as being a major contributory factor in their success. Alarms Director...

Redwave proves its point out in the Country!

SSS Systems, a Manchester-based specialist installer, has found an innovative way of protecting a customer's residential premises from unacceptably high levels of false alarms by installing REDWAVE detectors from Optex Europe - thought to be the first time such devices have been used outside of the commercial arena.SSS chose REDWAVE because of its ability to distinguish between genuine alarms and alarms caused by small animals or moving trees - two of the biggest headaches facing installers,...

Registration is now open for visitors as new attractions are set to take centre stage at ISE 2007

Show highlights include educational sessions, new display areas and the largest ever exhibition at the Amsterdam RAIIntegrated Systems Europe today announced that registration is now open for its fourth edition of ISE 2007, which will take place 30th January - 1st February 2007 at the Amsterdam RAI.  With the dedicated support of the three leading associations; CEDIA ®, InfoComm International ® and NSCA ®, this 3-day event will showcase a series of breathtaking special events to...

Artec technologies continues to expand its marketing

artec technologies, located in Diepholz, Germany, continues its course of expansion by further extending the marketing of its products.  For this, the company has been able to win over Paul André de Jong as its new Vice-President of Sales & Marketing.  Beginning on 01.10.2006, he will assume responsibility for all of artec's distribution and marketing activities.  For video branch insiders, De Jong is no stranger.  Most recently he was the sole managing director of...

Dedicated Micros is a double finalist in The National Business Awards 2006

CCTV specialist Dedicated Micros - part of AD Group - has been announced as a finalist in two categories of The National Business Awards 2006, sponsored by Orange, and described by The Chancellor of the Exchequer as "the UK's business Oscars."For The Orange Best Use of Technology in Business it was Dedicated Micros' groundbreaking TransVu Media mobile digital CCTV recording system, for buses and trains, which caught the eye of the first-round judges.  This allows operators to comb...

COE provides IP and recording upgrade to major City Centre CCTV System

COE Group plc, the developer and supplier of advanced video surveillance systems, announced today that it has completed a major upgrade of the Bradford City Centre CCTV system using COE's X-Net and Network Recording systems.COE worked with Bradford's CCTV management team over several months to design and implement an IP-based digital video transmission network and digital recording solution for the several hundred cameras used in Bradford and the surrounding areas.  The existing COE...

CEM AC2000 SE (Standard Edition) receives stamp of approval from immigration centre

Advanced access for high security Hong Kong Immigration Department's headquarters Tyco Fire and Security recently announced that the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has chosen the CEM AC2000 (SE) (Standard Edition) access control system to secure its high security headquarters at the Immigration Tower, Wan Chai.  Thorn Security, Hong Kong was responsible for the entire system installation.With its mission to contribute to the security and p...

Wireless IP video

Oliver Vellacott, CEO of IndigoVision and Ronan Smith, CEO of Wavesight discuss the many advantages that wireless technology brings to IP Video Solutions In the last decade there has been a massive growth in the use of license-exempt radio technology to carry data, voice and video across networks, moving away from the traditional cable route. Inside many organisations, wireless technology is being deployed as extensions to traditional wired infrastructures - e.g. wireless access points connect...

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