Several video manufacturers have participated in the development of a U.K. 'Secure by Default' baseline standard to ensure cybersecurity measures are included in equipment as it leaves the factory. The standard includes ensuring that passwords must be changed from the manufacturer default at start-up, that chosen passwords should be sufficiently complex to provide a degree of assurance, and that controls are placed around how and when remote access should be commissioned. The standard aims to ensure security products are cyber- and network-secure by default and out of the box. The concept is that network video products will ship to installers in the most hardened, cyber-security-optimal form possible, with default settings that provide minimal vulnerabilities on first use. Secure by Default is a self-certification scheme that allows manufacturers to assess their systems for compliance and to apply for the U.K. Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Secure by Default mark. The mark demonstrates to installers and customers that they are a competent manufacturer who takes the security of their products seriously. The Secure By Default mark demonstrates to installers and customers that they take the security of their products seriously Axis, Bosch, Hanwha, HikVision and Milestone Systems participated in developing the standard, which was officially unveiled at the IFSEC 2019 show. “The launch of the standard is not the end of the journey, but rather the beginning of something unique, exciting and vital for the future success of video surveillance,” says cybersecurity consultant Mike Gillespie, who works with the National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales. The standard has been developed so as not to present a barrier to entry The manufacturer standard is intended to lay out the basic areas where all video surveillance systems should be secure, regardless of their intended use, whether in public space or not, says Gillespie. “This is very much intended to be an entry-level standard and has been written with the intention of providing [video] manufacturers with a minimum baseline level all should aspire to,” he says. The standard has been developed so as not to present a barrier to entry for any competent and responsible manufacturer, he adds. The Secure by Default standards form part of a wider set of cyber security proposals from the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for the UK Home Office. Adoption within the industry Hanwha Techwin has embraced Secure by Default as part of its comprehensive approach to cybersecurity. “Although we appreciate security needs to be easy to implement, we do not allow for a default password to be used,” according to Hanwha Techwin. “We consider it essential that a secure password be set up during the initial installation process, which is why we prohibit the consecutive use of the same letter or number and we encourage the use of special characters as well as a combination of letters and numbers.” Hanwha Techwin’s approach has been to make security a fundamental feature of cameras and recording devices. Cybersecurity has been taken into account at the start of the design and development process, and not just treated as an optional feature. Article 25 mandates that organisations put in place appropriate technical and organisation measures Axis is aligned with the Secure by Default principles recommended by the U.K. National Cybersecurity Strategy Code of Practice. Furthermore, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) makes data protection and security by design and default a legal requirement. Article 25 mandates that organisations put in place appropriate technical and organisation measures designed to implement data protection in an effective manner. Gary Harmer, UK and Ireland Sales Director for Hikvision, said the new Secure by Default scheme is a further positive step forward for the industry, one which Hikvision fully supports. “The process of developing these standards has been one of open collaboration between companies across the network video security industry,” he said. “It’s a truly positive and genuine initiative geared towards creating a more secure environment for all stakeholders in the network security ecosystem.”
At IFSEC International 2019, Hikvision, the global supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, will help launch the pioneering Secure by Default initiative, and unveil a host of its new product and technology developments. Secure by Default is a set of minimum requirements which for the first time will provide a guarantee for users that network video security products are as secure as possible in their default settings out of the box. Secure by Default will be launched by UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter as part of the first National Surveillance Camera day, the launch of which takes place on Thursday June 20 from 10am to 10:45am at the IFSEC Key Note arena. Porter’s address is followed immediately by a Hikvision interview panel further discussing Secure by Default and featuring Tony Porter, Detective Constable Patrick McBrearty, who is the Cyber Protect Officer within the Regional Organised Crime Unit for the West Midlands, Norbain’s Jeremy Hockham, and Hikvision’s Gary Harmer. Products and technology developments During IFSEC International 2019, Hikvision will be showcasing a host of its latest products and technology developments, including its: HikCentral Solution Deep Learning Series Panoramic Series Turbo HD Series Pro Series & Ultra Series PTZ Series Access Control & Intercom Series Smart Retail Solution Smart City Solution Smart Utilities Solution DarkFighterX Technology Technology Partner Program Portal Hikvision will also introduce its new Technology Partner Program Portal at the show. The TPP Portal is designed to bring together technology partners and systems integrators, in order to accelerate projects, enhance collaboration and drive the development of more innovative customer solutions. It will provide partner listings, easy engagement with Hikvision’s integration department, comprehensive technical documentation, management of Hikvision Embedded Open Program (HEOP) including license management, and regular updates and increased functionality. Pyronix will be launching a new addition to their all-round perimeter protection solution Intruder alarm specialist Pyronix, part of the Hikvision group of companies, will be present on the Hikvision stand during IFSEC International. Pyronix will be launching a new addition to their all-round perimeter protection solution, adding even greater functionality for additional peace of mind and greater upsell and retention advantages for installers. Hikvision partners on the stand Other Hikvision Technology Partners will also be present on the Hikvision stand, including: Manything Pro will be showcasing their offsite cloud video storage platform and showing how easy it is to add cloud to Hikvision camera installations. Manything Pro cloud storage plans start from £3.19/month, allowing installers and integrators to add margin and introduce a new recurring revenue stream to their businesses. IPS Intelligent Video Analytics will show five camera-based analytics modules for the HEOP. They enable indoor and outdoor real-time detection of motion, intrusion, sabotage and loitering. Seagate will be showcasing Seagate SkyHawk Health Management, with embedded drive monitoring software designed for prevention, intervention, and recovery. Now integrated with Hikvision NVR Plus receive notification alerts from the SkyHawk HDD directly to the Hik-Connect app. Visit Hikvision during IFSEC International 2019 at Stand IF1530. Stop by the stand for 15 minutes daily talks on hot industry topics: 12.00: Dive Into Deep Learning 13.00: HikCentral MasterClass 14:00: Pyronix Powering Business Growth
Hikvision is delighted to announce they have been awarded Cyber Essential Plus status – the highest accreditation in the programme. Operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) the Cyber Essential scheme is an independently assessed accreditation which is supported by the British Government. The scheme is designed to carry out rigorous testing of internet enabled products to ensure when connected to a network they are safe, secure and do not provide a risk to devices on the rest of the network. Highest level of protection In partnership with five independent testing houses, the Cyber Essential Plus accreditation process covers a number of different areas to ensure users of internet enabled devices are assured of the highest level of protection against potential cyber threats and attacks. These independent testing houses assess products through internal testing & vulnerability scanning and a Cyber Essential Plus accreditation is only awarded when they are fully satisfied that the tested products do not pose a risk to the wider network. “Cyber Security is real hot topic in the security industry so naturally we are delighted to have been awarded Cyber Essential Plus status. As the only manufacturer in our industry to have received this level of accreditation this confirms the confidence we at Hikvision have in our products.” said Gary Harmer, Sales Director for Hikvision UK & Ireland Hikvision will continue to work with the National Cyber Security Centre and other authorised bodies to continually maintain, develop and enhance the security of their products. To find out more about Hikvision’s plans for enhanced Cyber Security visit stand D300 at IFSEC International between 19th & 21st June 2018.
Hikvision, a global supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, will have an unmissable presence at IFSEC International 2018. With the largest stand at the event (D300), visitors will have the opportunity to view and examine the latest technology that is defining the surveillance industry. Hikvision’s innovations include self-learning Artificial Intelligence (AI), deployable across a wide range of vertical market sectors. On demonstration will be queue and crowd management, a powerful new Video Management System (VMS), DarkFighter ‘low-light’ superior technology, and thermal imaging powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) – as well as a host of other technological advances for a multitude of applications and environments. Hikvision’s stand will highlight the intruder alarm solutions of Pyronix, and feature additional technology partners who will show ‘value added’ features that complement Hikvision solutions to provide an enhanced level of performance or a greater return on investment for the end user. See first-hand, how AI is revolutionising the surveillance technology landscap Revolutionary AI surveillance technology Visitors at the D300 stand will see first-hand, how AI is revolutionising the surveillance technology landscape, with Hikvision demonstrating a variety of new products in its AI Series: Queue management technology: Live queue information analysis providing real time alerts with the ability to provide data reports/analysis, for optimisation of business service and operational efficiency. Deep in mind: Crowd density analysis - optimise, analyse and generate alert levels of crowds with detailed reports in different time frames. Reduce false alarms (up to 90%) by distinguishing target type, improving the efficiency of perimeter defense and operational costs in monitored applications. Deep in view: Deep learning algorithm for human behavior analysis (loitering, falling down) and demonstrating highly accurate face capture. Technology that delivers information regarding vehicular activity, such as illegal parking detection will also be on display. Deep in ciew facial recognition: Deep Learning facial recognition technology integrated with access control will allow people quick and convenient entry to offices using secured biometric identification. Thus, ensuring a convenient system for quick access Another AI-powered product on display at IFSEC 2018 will be Hikvision’s Deep in View Thermal camera, which can distinguish objects based on target type, reducing false alarms by up to 90% and providing appropriate notifications.HikCentral brings multiple technologies into one intelligent platform, utilising the advanced benefits offered by the AI Series Innovative video management systems Hikvision’s new video management system, HikCentral, brings multiple technologies into one intelligent platform, utilising the advanced benefits offered by the AI Series to deliver complete integrated surveillance solutions in one comprehensive, simple-to-use package. Intelligent surveillance solutions There will be a host of other products and solutions on display at the Hikvision stand. These will include: Intelligent traffic system solutions: Deep Learning-based check point systems and smart parking management solutions. Thermal solution: A feature demonstrating the wide-ranging benefits of thermometric and bi-spectrum thermal technologies. Turbo range: The revolutionary 5.0 generation of Hikvision’s Turbo HD range, with AI technology built-in. Access control and intercom: All the latest developments in access products and systems. DarkFighter X: The latest, most powerful addition to the ultra-low light camera range. Mobile and portable solution: With leading AI technologies built-in, the mobile solution delivers functionality such as driver behaviour analysis and passenger counting in conjunction with iVMS-5200P. Easy IP 4.0: New products and solutions from the simple-to-install Easy IP range. Panovu/PTZ: The award-winning multi-sensor range of powerful, full scene coverage products including multi-sensor, panoramic and PTZ models. Hikvision can introduce new products and features to the market rapidly and efficientlyHikvision multi-level R&D system Hikvision can introduce new products and features to the market rapidly and efficiently as a result of its continued investment dedicated to research and development. Hikvision now has more than 20,000 employees, including more than 10,000 R&D engineers. The company invests 7 to 8 percent of its annual sales revenue in research and development for continued product innovation. Hikvision has established a complete, multi-level R&D system that includes every operation from research to design, development, testing, technical support, and services. Based at its Hangzhou headquarters, the R&D teams operate globally, including centres in Montreal and Silicon Valley, as well as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Wuhan in China. Hikvision video surveillance technology Hikvision UK & Ireland Sales Director, Gary Harmer, says: “We are delighted to be attending and supporting IFSEC again this year as the global leader in the video surveillance industry. We are excited to share our latest technologies with new and existing partners and their clients. We’ll be featuring 10 product areas and will be discussing the latest innovations and applications in Artificial Intelligence. We’ll also be taking part in IFSEC’s ‘Show Me How’ initiative, where we will be displaying live demonstrations of our solutions. Keep your eye out for more impressive surprises with Hikvision during 2018 as we continue to grow in the UK market.” Hikvision’s stand will also showcase the work it does with its technology partners, including Seagate, Eagle Eye, Western Digital, Optex, Milestone Systems, IPS, and Netgenium Hikvision partner presence Hikvision’s stand will also showcase the work it does with its technology partners, including Seagate, Eagle Eye, Western Digital, Optex, Milestone Systems, IPS, and Netgenium. Representatives of each of these partners will be available to talk with visitors about how their solutions integrate with and complement those of Hikvision. Pyronix intrusion detection solutions Intruder alarm specialist Pyronix is part of the Hikvision group of companies, and at IFSEC International 2018 will be showcasing the latest innovations in its control panel range on Hikvision’s stand. The new range includes the ProControl+ app, which brings video and intrusion together on one app, and features integration with Hikvision cameras for the first time. Pyronix’s new range of WIFI cameras will also be on show, demonstrating the total WIFI solution, designed largely for residential and small commercial applications. Pyronix will be showcasing future developments to this range, with exciting new features coming in the future to further enhance the user experience and drive value to installation companies. EZVIZ smart home security Visitors will also have the chance to see the latest from Hikvision’s consumer brand, EZVIZ, a premier provider of smart home video technology, alarms and cloud services. EZVIZ offers a broad range of smart home video security solutions for multiple applications EZVIZ offers a broad range of home video security solutions for multiple applications, all of which have features such as 2-way audio, night vision, local, network and cloud recording, plus other specific features such as whole room coverage, auto tracking and active alert (siren and strobe alert built in to the camera to deter unwanted activity). Other products in the range include smart alarms, doorbells and security lighting, all of which integrate though a single app. The EZVIZ range of smart home video cameras can be directly integrated with Google Assistant and Alexa, with a range of Apple Home Kit products becoming available later this year. Amazon Echo Show and Spot allows users to stream their camera footage to their devices. All an EZVIZ user needs to do is simply say, "Alexa, show me the camera in the living room," and the feed from an Internet-connected camera will send the video to the Echo Show or Spot. Hikvision IFSEC prize draw All visitors to the Hikvision stand who submit business cards during Tuesday and Wednesday of IFSEC will be entered into a prize draw, the details of which will be available on the stand. The winners of the prize draw will be announced on Wednesday evening during the show. Visit Hikvision on Stand D300 to be in with a chance of winning.
Mayflex customers can now benefit from Dahua’s extensive range of end-to-end IP security solutions Dahua Technology leading manufacturer of video surveillance equipment, has signed a partnership agreement with Mayflex, a distributor of converged IP solutions including networking, infrastructure and electronic security products. With its head office located in Birmingham, UK, Mayflex has an exceptional reputation for distributing converged IP CCTV solutions to VARs, installers, integrators and specifiers. The company already works with industry-leading manufacturers in access control, intruder alarms, perimeter protection and video analytics. Mayflex customers can now benefit from Dahua’s extensive range of world-class, end-to-end IP security solutions, including cameras, NVRs, storage, software, display & control solutions and video management software. Innovative, scalable IP-based products Gary Harmer, Director of Sales, Electronic Security, said, “This relationship with Dahua will mean that we can meet an even wider range of client needs and increase our customer base. The Dahua product offering is comprehensive and we’re particularly looking forward to offering truly intelligent products such as their video analytics.” Dahua products are both innovative and scalable, with particular strength in IP-based communication. The new partnership means Dahua will help Mayflex achieve its aim of serving the electronics sector with networking security products that can protect businesses of all types and sizes. Advanced video analytics solutions Jennifer Ma, Account Manager at Dahua Technology UK, said: “This new partnership agreement means Dahua can reach out to an even wider customer base that will benefit from our video surveillance knowledge and expertise. The alliance with Mayflex has only happened after both companies were satisfied that they share the same commitment to innovation, customer service and product quality.” "The Dahua range is extensive and our products are packed with intelligent features, such as advanced video analytics that will deliver enormous benefits to Mayflex customers" Ma continued, “We know that Mayflex has unrivalled distribution capability. The strong technical background of their staff means they can offer a genuine ‘value added’ contribution during the pre-sales process. The Dahua range is extensive and our products are packed with intelligent features, such as advanced video analytics that will deliver enormous benefits to Mayflex customers. Knowing that our distributors will give potential customers the right kind of technical advice is a crucial part of our commitment to excellent working practices. Mayflex met and exceeded our expectations.” The Dahua range will be available to purchase from Mayflex from Monday 26th September 2016.
Mayflex signed an agreement with Entertech to distribute Suprema biometric readers for access control Mayflex, the cabling infrastructure, networking and electronic security solutions distributor has formed a distribution agreement with ENTERTECH SYSTEMS for Mayflex to provide Suprema biometrics for access control to the UK market. Suprema is the premier provider of next-generation IP access control and the global leader in biometric access control systems. ENTERTECH SYSTEMS is Suprema’s official operating partner in the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. BioConnect identity management platform from ENTERTECH SYSTEMS Mayflex will also offer BioConnect, an identity management platform from ENTERTECH SYSTEMS, which makes deployment and use of Suprema biometric readers simple, secure and scalable when integrated with leading access control systems. Instead of having badge records in two different systems (one for the access control panel and another for biometric templates), BioConnect seamlessly syncs users between these two systems. Customers can easily find and manage users, badge records and devices – all from one simple graphical user interface. Introduction of Suprema and ENTERTECH SYSTEMS to Mayflex’s product portfolio Gary Harmer, director of sales, electronic security at Mayflex comments, “We are delighted to be working with this new vendor partner. The introduction of Suprema and ENTERTECH SYSTEMS allows Mayflex to bring another vital piece to an IP security Installation. We already have a number of industry recognised access control solutions in our product portfolio; however with the addition of biometrics we are meeting the demands of those installations that require that additional level of security, such as Data Centres, cash handling offices, or environments where sensitive records such as HR information is kept.” Harmer continues, “The BioConnect identity management platform currently integrates with Paxton access control which is already an established brand for us. This new partnership strengthens our ability to deliver scalable, value for money complete biometric solutions on a single platform which remains a key driver to delivering a return on investment in today's market.” "The introduction of Suprema and ENTERTECH SYSTEMS allows Mayflex to bring another vital piece to an IP security Installation", says Gary Harmer, director of sales, electronic security at Mayflex “We are pleased to be working with Mayflex to deliver Suprema biometric access control solutions and the BioConnect identity management platform in the UK. This will enable our technologies to be seamlessly added to building structured cabling projects,” comments Rob Douglas, CEO of ENTERTECH SYSTEMS. “Mayflex is a strategic new partner because they have very strong knowledge and experience in the distribution of Converged IP Solutions and bring together best in class infrastructure, networking and electronic security solutions to create a compatible, feature rich, value for money offering to meet the demanding needs of business types.” Suprema and ENTERTECH SYSTEMS’ products now available from Mayflex The ENTERTECH SYSTEMS BioConnect identity management platform and range of Suprema biometric readers, including the FaceStation, BioStation T2, BioLite Net, BioEntry W, BioEntry Plus, Xpass and Xpass Slim, are available now from Mayflex.
Gary Harmer Director of Sales at Mayflex feels ISONAS is revolutionising access control Mayflex, the cabling infrastructure, networking and electronic security solutions distributor has formed an agreement to distribute the ISONAS range of access control products. Unlike traditional panel-based or IP-panel systems, ISONAS delivers the one proven access control solution that offers network-based, “Pure IP” to the door technology. Founded in 1999, ISONAS is the first access control company to design and manufacture a cutting-edge, IP-to-the-door solution that eliminates needless complexity, including inconvenient control panels, separate power supply, and dedicated hard-wiring. Gary Harmer, Director of Sales - Security at Mayflex commented, “We are delighted to welcome ISONAS on board. Their access control products are an excellent addition to our already comprehensive IP electronic security portfolio. ISONAS is revolutionising access control with one simple solution and Mayflex are more than happy to be part of this. This significant addition gives installers yet another great reason to source their complete security solution from Mayflex.” Rob Mossman, ISONAS CEO commented, “We are excited to launch our products officially in the UK with a strong partner like Mayflex. ISONAS provides a pure IP panel-less access control solution that gives our customers the freedom to do more with less and be part of the proven revolution. This message aligns perfectly with Mayflex's strength in structured cabling and growing security business. Mossman continues, “The future is now and ISONAS and Mayflex look forward to exposing the UK market to the power of Pure IP access control.” ISONAS products are available immediately from Mayflex in the UK and UAE.