Daniel will cover the southern UK region, providing support to both existing and new COP installer customers COP Security, the professional trade only CCTV security products distributor, has underlined their continual commitment to supporting UK installers with the highest quality of product support, announcing the appointment of Daniel Williams to the role of new Area Sales Manager. With a broad depth of security industry installation and technical sales experience spanning over 15 years, Daniel’s new role will see him covering the southern UK region, providing support to both existing and new COP installer customers. Previous role Previously employed at Videor UK, Daniel’s knowledge and expertise spans CCTV, access control, intruder alarm, fire, and door entry, analogue and IP products. His experience with the specification of systems for any size or complexity of CCTV application will prove an invaluable asset to develop new business and promote COP’s comprehensive range of professional CCTV system product solutions. “Essentially, I’ll be offering installer customers a comprehensive package of technical sales support,” comments Daniel. “This will encompass everything an installer may need to secure new business. So support with new product knowledge, technical advice and systems design, product demonstrations, site surveys and providing quotations, will all feature in the mix.” On behalf of COP Security, Gareth Rhodes, the company’s Sales & Marketing Manager added: “Daniel brings an extensive degree of technical sales experience to COP. We are delighted to welcome him onboard to a role where he’ll be able to further establish COP’s reputation for supplying great product choice, backed by first class customer service.”
Professional trade only CCTV security products distributor, COP Security, has taken up the gauntlet to assist the UK surveillance industry to embrace the many advantages offered by deploying High Definition (HD) surveillance – via the new Dahua High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI). Offering an extremely simple way to instantly upgrade existing standard definition installations to HD, using existing coax or CAT5 cable, upgrading an analogue DVR to a HDCVI DVR allows a mix of analogue, IP 720p and HD 1080p cameras within the same system. Any standard IP cameras can be included in the camera network, as HDCVI DVRs are compatible with any ONVIF compliant IP camera. Instantly upgrade or expand CCTV systems With HDCVI cutting-edge technology, customers can add to, or replace analogue cameras with HD-quality HDCVI versions when their budget or expansion plans allow. Using this piecemeal approach, end-users can instantly upgrade or expand their CCTV systems as and when they require, advancing to stunning HD quality imagery as they progress, and in a time frame to suit them. HDCVI-based installations are compatible in cost, and often less expensive than analogue equivalents, thanks to the realistic pricing of Dahua HDCVI technology. Also, HDCVI products require no special skills to install, so upgrading to HD video has never been simpler, easier or more cost-effective. “At COP Security, we are focused on future technology and providing the most economical solutions for our customers, without the need to implement expensive infrastructure changes,” says Gareth Rhodes, Sales and Marketing Manager for COP Security. “With Dahua HDCVI technology, we are proactively supporting the UK surveillance industry to make the switch from standard, to high-performance High Definition systems – in the simplest and most cost-effective method available.”
COP recommended cameras and digital recording equipment from the Dahua range Professional trade only CCTV security products distributor COP Security, has begun a long-term contract to supply Dahua cameras and recording equipment to EDM Simulation, for use in their advanced flight and procedure trainers. Based in Manchester, EDM has been trading for over forty years and has a heritage of design proving and modelling. Today, EDM’s operation is split into two specific areas; providing simulated training equipment for commercial aviation, and simulators for military & commercial customers. Covering most modern aircraft types, EDM has an extensive range of training devices, including evacuation and door trainer simulation systems, with three-axis motion and position control systems, through to cabin service training full-size galley and passenger cabin simulators for both narrow and wide-body aircraft. Enhance flight operations EDM Simulation procedure trainers are designed to enhance flight operations utilising an aircraft structure that provides full exposure to all procedures performed by aircrew, under controlled conditions. Procedure trainers allow tasks that would normally be completed on the aircraft to be conducted at a remote training location, thereby reducing cost and releasing the service aircraft for operational use. "We were confident that selecting Dahua cameras and recording equipment would ensure perfect performance", says Gareth Rhodes, Sales and Marketing Manager for COP Security Based on the structure of a full-size narrow-body 737/757, the latest Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET), is the first of a range of CEETs to use a standardised Dahua CCTV installation, researched and specified by COP Security. The 737/757 CEET is used to simulate the real aircraft for training on a host of emergency and operational procedures. This latest variant has been ordered by a major African airline, to be used to train their airline staff in evacuation and safety procedures – whilst totally immersing them in a real world environment. Cabin staffs are trained in evacuation procedures in an array of simulated environments and conditions, such as total darkness and smoke saturation. These training sessions are designed to comply with the stringent CAA and FAA regulations, where training managers are required to assess the way staff deal with a variety of scenarios. For this, they need high-quality evidential footage of the crew’s actions; to review and discuss in subsequent classroom sessions. Whereas CCTV cameras had been used in previous versions, greater coverage, better image resolution and the ability to download footage quicker for classroom review was now the way forward. To fulfill this, EDM enlisted the support of COP Security to advise on and supply a new CCTV specification for the latest CEET. Dahua's cameras and digital recording equipment After a process review and specification testing, COP recommended cameras and digital recording equipment from the Dahua range, recommending the deployment of eight IPC-HDBW5300 3 Megapixel Full HD Network IR Dome cameras, with images archived via an NVR4416-16P-6TB 16-channel Network Video Recorder. Cameras are situated within the simulator to cover all aspects of the interior as well as the exit points on the outside of the fuselage. “Along with the crews being trained, the CCTV system need to perform within massive variations in working conditions, including bright light, emergency lighting, total darkness and a smoke saturated cabin,” explains Gareth Rhodes, Sales and Marketing Manager for COP Security. “So we needed to be confident the product we delivered could excel in all of these challenging environments. As the UK's leading Dahua Technology distribution partner, we were confident that selecting Dahua cameras and recording equipment would ensure perfect performance whatever the conditions. The IPC-HDBW5300 cameras are simple to install and easy to set up, and include a 2.7mm – 12mm variable lens, to make sure the perfect scene coverage is achieved.” The NVR and control for both the CCTV system and simulator function is situated within a control cabin on-board the CEET, where the real-time HD video and audio are archived. From here, the training manager can direct the training session and subject the crew to a wide range of emergency scenarios. During each session, the trainer can view the aircraft simulator’s interior and exterior exits from multiple angles, adjusting the training scenario to test the actions of the crew. Reviewing a particular event in the training procedure "COP’s new Dahua-based specification however is simple and intuitive to use", explains Howard Gregory, Project Manager at EDM When observing a specific training incident to be referred to later on when reviewing the footage in the classroom, the trainer can ‘mark’ the recording by pressing an ‘emergency’ button on the control desk. With this feature, when discussing how the cabin crew performed, individual actions and reactions can be found and replayed instantly – for further review of a particular event in the training procedure. Installed by EDM electrical engineers during the build of the simulators, the cameras are proving their capability during pre-delivery tests, as Howard Gregory, Project Manager at EDM explains: “This system replaces a previous CCTV specification that we found to be too complicated to use effectively within this simulator training application. COP’s new Dahua-based specification however is simple and intuitive to use. For example, it has proved fast and easy to download the real time HD video of the training sessions from the NVR onto a removable drive, for review in the classroom. Each EDM CEET is a bespoke construction to individual customer requirements. Both Boeing and Airbus supply blueprint aircraft information under license to enable EDM to construct each CEET to precise detail - with some even being made from decommissioned aircraft. If required, some customers specify the CEET to be mounted onto a motion platform to simulate aircraft motion such as diving and roll. Screens can also be mounted on the exterior of each cabin window to replicate environmental conditions, different areas of the world, and aircraft scenarios such as engine fire etc. The new CCTV blueprint for this CEET has proved so successful that COP’s Dahua specification will now be used on all future CEET builds at EDM, including the new 787/777 wide-body version.
The guide contains explanations of cost, performance, features and benefits of upgrading from analogue to Dahua HDCVI In a move to assist surveillance installers and end-users to embrace the advantages of High Definition CCTV imagery, professional trade only CCTV security products distributor, COP Security, has released a new and comprehensive guide to utilising Dahua's High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI). The new guide is available to download free-of-charge via the COP Security website, where visitors can also enter a competition to win a 4K smart TV – so the lucky winner will experience the benefits of the best possible screen definition at home too! Benefiting from the HD advantage has never been easier, as the guide steers the reader new to this technology through how to upgrade to a high definition system. The guide contains comprehensive and simple explanations of the cost, performance, features and benefits of upgrading from analogue to Dahua HDCVI – plus cost and performance comparisons with analogue and IP systems. Commenting on the new guide, Gareth Rhodes, Sales and Marketing Manager for COP Security said: “At COP Security we are always focused on the future, and we are proud to be playing a major role in helping to switch the surveillance industry from standard, to high definition systems – whilst making that transition as simple and economical as possible via Dahua HDCVI.”
COP’s Gareth Rhodes, James Bentley, and Martin & Donna Butterworth will be discussing analogue, 4K, HDCVI, HD-SDI or IP product ranges Professional trade only CCTV security products distributor COP Security, is inviting installers to stop by and have an informal chat with them on 9th July, 2015, Thursday, at Security TWENTY 15, Gosforth Marriot Hotel, Newcastle. On hand to discuss any aspect of their analogue, 4K, HDCVI, HD-SDI or IP product ranges, COP’s Gareth Rhodes, James Bentley, and Martin & Donna Butterworth will be available throughout the day long event. As the UK’s No 1 distributor of the Dahua range of surveillance products, at the event, COP will be showing a selection of Dahua HDCVI & IP cameras and HDCVI DVRs. Not to be missed at the event is the impressive Day/Night 2.4MP resolution Dahua HDCVI motorised zoom dome camera. “Supporting COP’s comprehensive range of CCTV equipment, the COP team will be delighted to answer any questions by installers regarding pricing, technical, or new projects business support”, says Gareth Rhodes, COP’s Sales & Marketing Manager. “We look forward to assisting existing and new customers at the event.”
Award reflects company’s position as leading ‘Industry Educator’ for use of WD Purple hard drives Professional trade only CCTV security products distributor, COP Security, has been awarded a prestigious ‘Partnership Award’ by digital information storage manufacturer, Western Digital (WD). The award was presented during the recent IFSEC 2015 exhibition in London and reflects COP Security’s position as a leading ‘Industry Educator’ for the application and use of WD Purple hard drives. To secure greater performance and reliability, all COP Security digital recording solutions employ WD hard drives. Typically, most other DVR manufacturers employ desk-top hard drives that are designed for IT data storage application and to run for only short intervals, and not for the high demand of the ‘always-on’, high-definition surveillance video storage environment. However, WD Purple hard drives are purpose-built for mainstream video-surveillance applications, being designed specifically for the rigorous of video-surveillance applications, where the drive can typically spend more than 95 percent of its time in ‘write’ mode. Long-term technical partnership between the two companies Jermaine Campbell of Western Digital presented the award to Donna Butterworth on behalf of the COP Security team. Reflecting the long-term technical partnership between the two companies, Jermaine said: “WD Purple hard drives represent progressive technology and are at the forefront of reliability. The WD team is continually encouraged by the enthusiasm and commitment of COP Security for their use and recommendation of WD Purple hard drives to its customer base. I firmly believe that our technical partnership and support will assist product performance and the sales growth of COP Security for many years to come.” Gareth Rhodes, Sales & Marketing Manager commented: “WD products have significantly strengthened our recording solutions product range, whilst our long-standing continued relationship with WD illustrates how organisations can work together to ensure installers and end-users receive the best possible product. We look forward to a bright future and continued success with the support of WD.”
COP Security will be introducing over 100 new Dahua products to their portfolio To be seen for the first time at IFSEC 2015 and making their debut in the company’s Summer 2015 pricelist, professional trade only CCTV security products distributor, COP Security, will be introducing over 100 new Dahua products to their portfolio. The UK's leading Dahua Technology distribution partner, COP Security will be extending their comprehensive CCTV range with Dahua’s latest products including; Dahua panoramic IP cameras, IP & HDCVI motorised zoom dome and bullet cameras, P/T internal IP domes, wide dynamic IP and low light IP range, DVR’s, NVR’s, and PTZ domes. HD image quality ‘Ultra-smart’ IP cameras Offering advanced ‘smart’ surveillance, the star attraction will be the latest range of Dahua high-definition image quality ‘Ultra-smart’ IP cameras. Designed for installation within retail, education, financial or transportation locations to name but a few, the new smart cameras feature a host of intelligent features, such as built-in video analytics including people counting, and facial, intrusion, scene change, tripwire and abandoned/missing detection. Ultra-smart cameras also include ultra-wide dynamic range, auto back focus and electronic image stabilising - to provide great all-round imaging performance whatever the application or performance requirement. Gareth Rhodes, COP’s Sales & Marketing Manager says: “Situated adjacent to the main Dahua stand, COP is ideally placed to guide customer visitors through the extensive Dahua range, and demonstrate their products’ performance advantages in action. Afterwards, visitors can return to the COP stand for a chat and a break from the relentless pace of the IFSEC show.” The COP Security stand is located at D1200 and the Dahua stand, adjacent, at E1300.
Martin to build further on their established reputation for supplying great product choice backed by first class customer service Underlining their continual commitment to supporting UK installers with the highest quality of product support, COP Security has announced the appointment of Martin Butterworth to the role of UK Sales Manager. Heading-up an expanding COP sales team and product range, Martin is well known in the security equipment distribution industry, mainly for his many years at Network Video Centre and more recently, DVS. Martin's industry experience With a broad depth of industry experience and a proven track record in CCTV equipment sales, Martin admits to being drawn to the new challenge at COP for many reasons. “I’ve been fortunate to enjoy many successful years developing CCTV suppliers’ businesses into much larger market players,” says Martin. “I aim to bring my skills and experience to COP, and build further on their established reputation for supplying great product choice backed by first class customer service. “In particular, I am very excited about the potential of the expanding NEXUS range and COP’s recent appointment as a distributor of Dahua Technology. This new product range has very quickly proven its performance both in the marketplace and in installations across the country.” COP's Sales & Marketing Manager comments On behalf of COP Security, Gareth Rhodes, the company’s Sales & Marketing Manager added: “We are delighted to welcome Martin to the COP team. His wealth of UK distribution market knowledge and understanding of IP technology applications will prove to be a great asset for the company.”
COP will be showcasing its new "Nexus" range of "Plug & Play" IP cameras and NVR products Professional trade only CCTV security products distributor, COP Security, will be exhibiting at The NSI Installer Summit, Marriott Hotel Country Club Worsley Park, Manchester. The daylong conference being held on Thursday 20th November brings together security manufacturers, industry experts, business solution providers and NSI approved installers. At the conference, COP will be showcasing their new "Nexus" range of high-performance "Plug & Play" IP cameras and NVR products. Easy to install by those familiar with IP and those new to the technology, the range includes static bullet, dome, vandal resistant dome, and PTZ dome cameras, and featuring 1080p H.264 high-bandwidth recording, 4-256 channel version NVRs. On the COP stand, sales and marketing representatives Gareth Rhodes, James Bentley & Donna Butterworth will be available throughout the day to discuss any aspect of the company’s 800+ analogue, HD-SDI and IP products, pricing, technical support and new projects business. “We’re looking forward to meeting customers face-to-face to offer advice and guidance for those looking to achieve best practice installations,” says Gareth Rhodes, COP Security’s Sales & Marketing Team Leader. “The COP range of CCTV cameras, monitors, controllers, IR lighting and peripheral products offers a high-quality, cost-competitive solution for any installation, large or small.”
Complimenting their popular range of analogue and HD-SDI CCTV products, professional trade only CCTV security products distributor COP Security, has announced the release of ‘Nexus’, a brand new range of IP cameras and NVRs. Reinforcing COP’s position as one of the UK and Europe’s leading CCTV distributors, the Nexus IP camera and NVR range offers products suitable for easy installation by those familiar with IP and those new to the technology. Offering Power over Ethernet (PoE), up to 3 Megapixel digital imaging and large storage capability, the high-performance Nexus IP camera range delivers installation flexibility with true ‘Plug and Play’ connectivity. Ensuring compatibility and interoperability between products (regardless of manufacturer), all COP Nexus IP products have been designed to be compliant to ONVIF, the open global standard for the interface of IP-based physical security products. Whether the requirement is for an IR mini dome, vandal resistant dome, IR vandal resistant dome, internal dome or IR bullet camera, each model in the Nexus IP range offers exceptional image quality, in addition to dual streaming and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR). All Nexus IP cameras offer a 1.3 or 3 Megapixel options and a large range of lens sizes, including motorised versions controlled via an NVR. The entire range is also equipped with day/night imaging with IR cut, digital WDR and IP66 weatherproof housing. Higher specification Nexus IP cameras include features such as alarms, microphone input and micro SD card support to afford direct backup in the event that a network becomes unstable. Alongside the range of static IP cameras, COP will also be introducing two new high specification Nexus IP IR PTZ domes. Both PTZ domes feature 2 Megapixel capabilities and offer a 20x optical zoom lens (+16x digital). They also come as standard with powerful IR LED illuminators capable of reaching up to 150m at full power, whilst the top of the range dome also offers an auto tracking feature and wiper. Supporting the range of IP cameras, COP are releasing a range of seven Nexus NVRs. Utilising WD Purple hard drives for the ultimate in surveillance recording, the choice of 4 to 256-channel Nexus NVRs feature a stack of high-performance features. These include, PoE with ‘Plug and Play’ setup, Smart Search, PC/Mac compatibility, range of smartphone/tablet apps, and for ease of installation, all NVRs are supplied with Central Management (CMS) software included as standard. Gareth Rhodes, COP’s Sales & Marketing Team Leader says: “COP has achieved significant growth over the past 12 months so this is the perfect time to build on that success with the launch of the Nexus IP range. We are offering everything required for an IP installation and as usual it will be backed by our extensive warranty and support package.” Details of the new Nexus IP camera and NVR range can be found in COP’s new ‘Autumn 2014 Pricelist’, alongside their entire line-up of analogue and HD-SDI CCTV products.