Surveillance & Security News for September 2017

Going digital: New technologies for emergency management

In recent years, organisations have transformed the way we prepare, respond to and manage emergency situations globally. Through the rapid uptake of new technologies, organisations can accurately account for their individuals in the event of an emergency and maintain the safety of their employees and visitors. In the event of an emergency in an organisation, an efficient and rapid evacuation is of the utmost importance, as hundreds or thousands of people need to be evacuated as quickly as possi...

AV Costar Megapixel cameras deployed at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, USA

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport opened to serve the state of New Hampshire and the surrounding New England community in 1927, a little over two decades after the Wright brother’s first powered flight. Located three miles south of central Manchester, the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is the fourth largest passenger and third largest cargo airport in New England. The airport is also the busiest in the state, qualifying under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a “small...

Five emerging terrorism trends security professionals must anticipate

What drives terrorism? It's a question asked by governments, individuals, militaries and businesses. Terrorist tactics and tradecraft constantly evolve to respond to external forces that enable, constrain and otherwise shape them. Tracking the influential forces that shape terrorism is crucial to understanding how attacks are conducted and placing an attack in context. But most importantly, understanding the drivers of terrorism helps security professionals anticipate terrorism trends so they...

How IT will help you exceed your video surveillance goals

If I asked you today how your video surveillance environment has changed over the past few years, how would you respond? I bet the answer could include the following options: An increase in the number of cameras The addition of more advanced technologies such as high-definition video, video analytics, 360-degree video devices, cloud-based services and more IT innovations. Demand for more video data to drive business, IT and security initiatives. Modern video surveillance The modernisati...

Checklist to protect empty schools from arson, theft and vandalism

After a lot of studying and getting ready for what seems like an endless stream of exams, teachers and students alike will enjoy having some much-needed time off — whether it’s just for a weekend, a break during the school year or the long summer holidays. Schools that are left empty for a sustained amount of time obviously increases the risk of arson attacks, thefts and vandalism. Staff members at an establishment should therefore work through this checklist before they leave the c...

Video surveillance storage solutions: The good, the bad and the ugly

When a news story of global interest begins to break, reporters across the world will scramble to find CCTV footage of the event, however isolated the incident may seem. Given the average of one camera installed for every twenty-nine people on the planet, it is perhaps unsurprising how often a persistent journalist, investigator or member of the public will actually be able to uncover footage. In fact, this number is estimated to be as high as one camera for every eleven people in mature market...

Six advantages of an effective PSIM solution

PSIMs have had a bad rap in the pro security industry for a multitude of reasons; ranging from suppliers overpromising on integration and control capabilities to complexity of implementation and use. However, there is a silver lining to this story. Today, advanced PSIM solutions are being successfully deployed in commercial applications with the ability to integrate previously disparate professional access, video, notification, building operations and more onto a unified control and management...

Digital Barriers says facial recognition could address Uber safety concerns

Transport for London’s decision not to renew ride-sharing company Uber’s licence has highlighted security concerns within the ride-sharing and broader shared economy, says Zak Doffman, CEO of UK-based Digital Barriers. How do we assure ourselves of the identity and trustworthiness of those delivering or using services organised through smartphones or cloud-based applications? How do we know that the person who underwent the background checks is the same one turning up at our doorstep...

Are your surveillance monitors prepared for the latest video technology developments?

Everybody has been hooked on the discussions about Analogue HD or IP systems, but shouldn’t we really be thinking about WiFi and 5G connectivity, removing the need for expensive cabling? Are wireless networks secure enough? What is the potential range? Even the basic question about whether or not the network is capable of transferring the huge (and growing) amount of data required for High Res Video, which will soon be quadrupled with the advent of 4K and higher resolutions. The future o...

Six best practices of sales management in the security industry

A childhood friend of mine has made a nice career in coaching college football. As with most coaching careers, he’s had to make several moves over the years. He was the Linebackers Coach at a national powerhouse FBS school for a few years before getting promoted to Special Teams Coordinator. From there, he moved into a Defensive Coordinator at another FBS school. Not a national powerhouse, but he was the D.C. – a huge promotion. Although I’ve kept up with his progress, and have...

FERMAX MARINE: Vandal-proof door entry system

MARINE is the vandal-proof door entry panel from FERMAX. This outdoor entry system is made of 316L stainless steel and is 2,5mm wide. MARINE is one of the most resistant pieces of the FERMAX outdoor panels range due to its high quality of both materials and production processes. MARINE features MARINE is a door entry panel for architecture projects requiring a higher level of security or in places with adverse and extreme climates. Thanks to the stainless steel with IP54 IK09 protection, MARIN...

Intersec 2018 prepares for 20th anniversary edition in Dubai

Intersec, the world’s largest trade and networking event for security, safety and fire protection, is set to celebrate two decades of remarkable success when it opens its doors in January 2018 in Dubai. Intersec 2018 exhibitors and visitors The 20th anniversary edition will feature more than 1,300 exhibitors from 58 countries, while over 31,000 visitors from 128 countries are expected to attend as they seek the latest solutions across seven show sections of Commercial Security, Fire &...

Bosch supplies full security and communications solution to Krakow conference centre, Poland

Krakow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland and the International Conference and Entertainment Centre (ICE) Krakow is the business and cultural flagship of this beautiful city. The stunning view from the ICE provides its visitors a glance at some of Krakow’s most famous landmarks. Krakow ICE The ICE hosts conferences, exhibitions, parties, seminars and concerts big and small, with audiences ranging from a few dozen to several thousand. The changing space arrangeme...

Babel Street launches partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security and Project Stadia

Babel Street, an advanced multi-lingual search and data analytics company, has announced that it has formalised a partnership with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) during its participation at the Project Stadia Sports Security Senior Management Training Course that took place at Interpol Headquarters in Lyon, France last week. Safety and security of sporting events “We believe that the safety and security of fans and participants of sporting events arou...

FUJIFILM announces new management and reorganisation of Optical Devices Europe division

As part of a company-wide reorientation and a consistent growth strategy, FUJIFILM Corporation and FUJIFILM Europe B.V., Tilburg (Netherlands) have decided to concentrate their European Optical Devices division from 1 October 2017 into FUJIFILM Optical Devices Europe GmbH, Fujistrasse 1, 47533 Kleve, Germany. FUJIFILM will manage the area of optical devices Europe-wide from this company. New FUJIFILM management The management of FUJIFILM Optical Devices Europe GmbH is being taken over by the e...

Synectics Synergy 3 command and control platform enhances public security for Salford City Council

By upgrading its surveillance solution with Synectics’ Synergy 3 command and control platform, Salford City Council has been able to introduce important new ‘crime fighting’ camera technology, while also boosting incident and evidence management capabilities to better support and partner with the police in making the city a safer place to live. City surveillance success Salford is a city in Greater Manchester with a population of around 220,000 people and, like many other urb...

TeleEye launches new AHD solutions with 4MP IR Cameras and 4MP DVRs

TeleEye, the supplier of video surveillance systems, is pleased to announce the introduction of the new 4MP AHD Solutions, adding AF series 4MP IR cameras and JN series 4MP DVRs into its AF series product family. The JN series 4MP DVRs come in a range of 8- and 16-channel models. Simplest way to upgrade to HD video surveillance  TeleEye AHD solutions provide a simple and hassle free procedure to upgrade from a SD to a 2MP (1080p) / 4MP surveillance system. With TeleEye Analogue solutions,...

Texecom launches new ‘Texecom Connect’ security and automation platform

Texecom’s new connectivity platform, Texecom Connect, allows security installers to deliver enhanced smart solutions for both commercial and residential customers without compromising on core security principles. Premier Elite control panels With Texecom Connect, security installers are able to offer customers a secure system with the additional benefits of automation, smart management and flexible control, all from Texecom’s established and familiar Premier Elite range of control...

VIVOTEK VAST used in successful IP surveillance project at Varun Beverages Ltd.

VIVOTEK has extended its IP surveillance services by improving the efficiency of daily operations at soft drinks franchise Varun Beverages Ltd. Prior to this, Varun Beverages had experienced a number of different issues, despite being under analogue surveillance. These issues included everything from theft to the operational inefficiency of workers. By helping Varun Beverages to realise the shortcomings of analogue surveillance, VIVOTEK brought the plant on par with the evolving security landsc...

Critical Network of Things: Why you must rethink your IoT security strategy

In a world where hacking and denial of service are everyday threats, many feel that it is about time for the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) to undergo a reality check over its strategy and promotion before disaster strikes, reputations are lost and investors pull up stakes and run for the hills.   What is new about IoT? Having made, lost and then re-made my fortune in and around the industry over the past 20-plus years, I cannot help but smile over the level of hype — an...

dormakaba sponsors All-over-IP 2017 in Moscow

dormakaba Group, a provider of access and security solutions, has committed to be a sponsor of All-over-IP 2017 in Moscow, 22-24 November. All-over-IP is a premier networking event that drives business through lead generation, knowledge sharing and highlighting leadership practices across all segments of the IP-enabled world. "These days, when security has become an integral part of IT infrastructure and the corporate strategy that improves business operations and adds value, All-over-IP gives...

OPTEX launches new VX Shield outdoor intrusion detector with easier installation

OPTEX Europe, a sensor manufacturer, has launched an enhanced version of its sensor across Europe, the VX Shield (VXS), with a new housing design and features that make it even easier to install. Outdoor intrusion detection The outdoor intrusion detector, which provides 12m x 90-degree detection coverage, now includes a rotation lock to make it easier to open/close the cover. Sensor adjustment Components are also identified in blue, to make it obvious which parts allow you to manipulate the se...

March Networks demonstrates Command Center Software with intelligent IP video portfolio at ASIS 2017

March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is pleased to introduce its new March Networks Command Center. An enterprise-class software solution, Command Center provides organisations with easy-to-use surveillance video display and control, as well as intelligent alarm management and escalation. Highly flexible, the solution supports advanced monitoring and real-time incident assessment in large-scale security operations centres and centralised video walls to mid-sized s...

ASIS 2017 hot topics: Digitising building systems, cybersecurity and cloud services

End users at ASIS 2017 in Dallas may feel overwhelmed by all the new technology on display, but often their integrator partners can offer a helping hand. Traffic continued through much of Day 2 of the ASIS exhibition, but the foot traffic appeared to slow considerably as the day wore on. Convergint seeks closer manufacturer relationship Integrators are prominent at ASIS and play an important role connecting end user customers with manufacturers' products that meet their need. "We are taking t...

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