IDIS will be highlighting the latest advances in deep learning video analytics, with accuracy, at ISC West 2020. Building on its track record of artificial intelligence innovation, IDIS has taken another step forward in neural networks developing what is now one of most accurate AI engines available. Users can easily access a range of advanced AI tools through the latest version of IDIS Deep Learning Analytics (IDLA) technology, either as a service module with the IDIS Solution Suite VMS or via the cost-effective AI in the Box appliance for smaller applications. Korea’s largest video tech manufacturer will be demonstrating the latest AI-driven metadata filtering capabilities, designed to make incident investigation faster and more effective. Incident management This guides first responders to take the most appropriate action and reduces the chance of incidents being missed IDLA makes control room operations more efficient by dramatically reducing false positive alarms and in turn supporting proactive decision making and prompting faster officer intervention during security and life safety events. It can accurately recognise incidents such as intrusion, loitering, and trespassing, all in real-time, and trigger notifications. In practice, this guides first responders to take the most appropriate action and reduces the chance of incidents being missed. IDIS Instant Meta Filtering (IMF) now allows users to exploit the power of metadata to speed up incident investigations. Operators can do this not just through IDLA but also through the totally cost free IDIS Centre VMS via the deployment of new IDIS 6000 Series Edge VA (EVA) cameras. IDLA or EVA cameras record metadata even when an analytic rule is not applied. Person Match tool This allows operators to easily collate footage, with IDIS IMF scanning hours of recorded video from multiple streams, to identify relevant data. This makes it easy to search footage to track a person or vehicle, cutting through large volumes of video data to reveal the movements and last-known locations of persons or vehicles of interest. For example, using the Person Match tool the operator simply highlights the video image of a suspected perpetrator and within seconds IMF provides thumbnails of the person it identifies as being the suspect. The operator can then simply click the thumbnails to view the relevant video clips. Reduce investigation time IDIS will be showcasing its line-up of analytics appliances and specialty cameras IDLA combined with IMF promises to deliver significant labour efficiencies and reduce investigations from days or hours to just minutes. For busy security departments, this means less time spent staring at screens and more time engaged with more important and rewarding duties. IDIS will also be focusing its solutions on important vertical markets. For systems integrators there are now major opportunities to help retailers grow combined online/in-store customer experiences and operational efficiency. DC-C4212RX 2MP micro dome camera To serve this fast moving sector, IDIS will be showcasing its line-up of analytics appliances and specialty cameras which now includes new 12MP Panomorph and 5MP Compact Super Fisheyes, giving complete situational awareness of stores and logistics centres. In addition, the new, compact DC-C4212RX 2MP micro dome camera blends discretely with the aesthetics of high-end locations such as jewellery stores and designer boutiques. IDIS will also demonstrate the new reporting capabilities within its popular retail plug-and-play, VA in the Box analytics appliance. These make it easy for store managers to compile and access business intelligence reports across branches, all through the convenience of a web browser. IDIS Solution Suite IDIS Solution Suite is proving particularly popular as a scalable and affordable VMS In the education sector, IDIS has a growing track record of systems installed at schools and colleges where it is helping to create safer, more positive learning environments. IDIS Solution Suite is proving particularly popular as a scalable, affordable VMS that works with a wide range of robust NVRs and cameras suitable for varied lighting conditions and locations all backed by the IDIS Ultimate Warranty. These offer the advantage of ease-of-use for teachers and administrators, with essential privacy functions and affordable, wide area coverage. “This year at ISC West we’re really making it easy for systems integrators and customers to take advantage of advanced deep learning AI with some practical tools,” says Keith Drummond, Senior Sales Director for IDIS America. Importance of cybersecurity And he adds that IDIS will be reminding everyone about the continued importance of cybersecurity. “Protecting against network attacks through cameras and video infrastructure is no longer just a ‘nice to have’, it’s a ‘must have’. The threats to organisations are too great to ignore, and the consequences of failure are too damaging.” IDIS has been at the forefront in protecting customers with multi-layered cyber-defences, securing data access, transmission, and recording, designing more robust protocols and issuing timely firmware updates.
IDIS America, the regional headquarters of South Korean security technology innovator, IDIS, announces Emily’s Place, as the first recipient of a comprehensive donation of company’s award-winning technology as part of its ‘Create a Better World’ campaign. The campaign, announced at the 2019 ISC West security show in April, is designed to support and better empower community organisations, the facility’s mission of providing long-term, multi-faceted care and support for domestic abuse survivors seeking to permanently leave their lives of abuse behind. The IDIS donation was facilitated and installed with the support of the KOTRA, the Korean trade promotion agency, and security integrator Integrated Lifestyles. Emily’s Place, which provides a shared living environment for women and children for up to 24 months, empowers residents to permanently break from an abusive past through committed and active engagement that includes counselling, case management, internal programs, and the mapping of measurable goals for personal development and a successful transformation of their lives. Corporate mission statement The facility further connects residents with assistance from partners within the larger community, allowing them to build an essential network of support. Additional partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as support from businesses like IDIS, allow Emily’s Place to be a strategic, efficient, and effective “bridge,” from traditional women’s shelters to a truly independent and self-sufficient life. IDIS has spent more than two decades leveraging every opportunity to use technology Keith Drummond, IDIS America Senior Director, noted “IDIS has spent more than two decades leveraging every opportunity to use technology and innovation to make the world a safer and more secure place for all. We believe in it so much, it’s actually our corporate mission statement. And while we’ve helped do some amazing things to that end in the past 20 years, there’s always something particularly special about finding opportunities like this one to help make the world a better place.” Transforming lives “Emily’s Place provides essential, transformative services to those among society’s most vulnerable, and works with a second-to-none alliance of staff, volunteers, local and federal agencies, and partner businesses to do the most important work of all for someone escaping a life of abuse: helping those affected to grow, stand, and truly thrive on their own. Essential to that effort is the provision of a safe and secure living, childcare, and service environment, allowing staff and residents alike to focus single-mindedly on the core mission of transforming lives.” Adds Andrew Myung, President of IDIS America, “At IDIS, we know the important role security technology can play in safeguarding people and places and ensuring the peace of mind that comes with strong security. Our experience with Emily’s Place has been exceptional, and our admiration of the work they do has only grown. We encourage others to familiarise themselves with Emily’s Place and support their important mission however they can, as well as to look for other opportunities they can help to ‘create a better world’ in their own communities.”
Through August 2019, IDIS, the South Korean video surveillance solutions manufacturer will highlight the applicability of its end-to-end Total Solution to the spectrum of challenges facing campus safety and security professionals in the Americas. Campus Safety Conference IDIS America, the regional headquarters for South Korea’s in-country manufacturer of surveillance technology, kicks off several weeks of focus on the unique challenges and concerns related to campus security in the Americas. Beginning with an appearance at the 2019 Campus Safety conference in Dallas and continuing through August with outreach focusing on the unique suitability of the high-performing, cost-effective IDIS Total Solution to meet the widely varying (and, at times, highly specific) needs of campuses, large and small, in the Americas. “There’s no question there has never been a greater time of challenge or urgency when it comes to campus safety and the protection of our nation’s students, faculty, staff and others,” notes Keith Drummond, Senior Director at IDIS America. “You only have to open a newspaper—or even just talk with the students in your life—to know that challenges to campus safety and security run the gamut from traditionally smaller, more familiar concerns like fights, contraband, and unauthorised movement, to worries about lethal threats like active shooters.“ IDIS Total Solution IDIS promise to meet any surveillance need, of any size or complexity with high performing technology" Keith further states, “When you throw in the inherent complication of maintaining full situational awareness in a dynamic campus and the requirements most schools have to build and maintain security infrastructure—often funded with limited taxpayer, grants, or donor dollars—in the most fiscally responsible way possible, campus safety and security professionals must balance a great deal as part of keeping their charge—and no two campuses are ever alike. That’s where we believe IDIS and it’s adaptable, scalable, and complete end-to-end total solution for both analog and IP surveillance makes the difference.” Drummond also points to the IDIS promise to “meet any surveillance need, of any size or complexity” with high performing technology and a low total cost of ownership as key to the company’s unique value proposition for American campuses. The company’s flagship DirectIP range of IP solutions, award-winning for its true plug and play ease of installation and use, next-generation features, high degree of interoperability, forward- and backward-compatibility guarantees, and long (often longest) industry warranties—all with a cost-free, full featured VMS included and total lack of recurring licensing fees. DirectCX analog solution This serves as the base of the company’s solution for campuses, with complementary product lines (including the full product line in the company’s DirectCX analog solution, easily integrated with existing systems or seamlessly incorporated as part of a mixed analog/IP requirement) and sub-ranges (including the IDIS Compact Solution of IP cameras designed to deliver high performance in with lower-profile form factors and a wider variety of price points). “IDIS’s technology makes it possible for those responsible for the design and deployment of campus security solutions to avoid traditional (and frustrating) tradeoffs between quality and performance and cost-effectiveness,” adds Andrew Myung, President of IDIS America. IDIS Compact Solution Our technology is designed and developed through our market-responsive R&D process" “Our technology is designed and developed through our market-responsive R&D process, manufactured in our secure, flexible, and efficient Smart Factory (cited in peer reviewed research and honoured with a Presidential Citation for innovation), and delivered with our industry leading warranties and compatibility guarantees. This allows us to deliver next generation technology, packed with innovative, award-winning features, benefits, and support with a proven low total cost of ownership, without recurring licensing fees.” “That unique mix of factors and advantages is huge for campuses that are both performance- AND cost-conscious, and for whom showing maximum attentiveness to the core mission of keeping students and campus communities safe, as well as strong financial stewardship of taxpayer, grant, and donor dollars is essential.” IDIS cameras Drummond and Myung note, that ultimately, it’s the ability of IDIS cameras, recorders, software to truly meet any surveillance need, no matter the size or complexity of the requirement, that makes the case. That’s why the company’s activities over the next several weeks will include interviews, topical and industry education social media posts and videos, and demonstrations and appearances, beginning with an appearance at the 2019 Campus Safety conference in Dallas, where visitors can discuss specific challenges and requirements with the IDIS team and go hands on with IDIS technology. The IDIS team will also be available for phone, the web, and in person (including demonstrations at the IDIS America demonstration centre, near Dallas) consultations regarding general and specific campus safety challenges.
Opening up new possibilities for competitive video surveillance deployments in retail, restaurant and small business applications, IDIS has launched a compact range of robust, high performance cameras and recorders. The IDIS Compact Solutions series is designed for rapid installations and both single and multi-site roll outs, allowing for the mixing and matching of analogue and IP technologies, making upgrades and system extensions more affordable than ever. IDIS Compact Solutions The new line includes a choice of network and HD-TVI cameras and recorders, all of which are easy to install through one-click network configuration. A highly competitive price point comes without any compromise on IDIS’s signature reliability and performance, while hardened network security protocols provide complete reassurance against hacking risks. The new Compact Solutions line features 4-channel compact recorders that can be conveniently desktop or wall mounted, and for end-users and operators - including branch managers, small business owners and security personnel – the line combines high performance features with simple operation and a choice of client software. The IDIS Compact Solutions range is hard-wearing, making it particularly durable and perfectly suited for busy environments where reliable capture of high definition video images is important. IDIS dome and bullet PoE cameras IDIS’s DC-D4212R dome and DC-E4212WR bullet PoE cameras are perfect for confined spaces yet deliver full-HD performance IDIS’s DC-D4212R dome and DC-E4212WR bullet PoE cameras are perfect for confined spaces yet deliver full-HD performance in live view and playback (including on remote devices such as smartphones) and come with motion detection, tamper alarms, zoned privacy masking, day and night ICR and IR LED up to 20m. A choice of four and eight channel IP or HD-TVI recorders allows fast and trouble-free installation and lets installers take advantage of existing coax cabling. The IP recorders also benefit from H.264 live view which eliminates the need to upgrade hardware peripherals. For highest performance streaming capacity, H.265 and IDIS Intelligent Codec compression deliver bandwidth savings of up to 90 percent, ensuring smoother real-time viewing and full evidence retention. “The new IDIS Compact Solutions line continues our longstanding tradition of market-responsive offerings, designed and developed in house to meet the real-world needs of our industry partners and end-users. This new line of fills an important need in the market, for high value, high performance technology from proven market leaders able to reliably meet highly specific requirements in vertical spaces, such as retail, and smaller business operations,” noted Keith Drummond, Senior Director, IDIS America. IDIS Total Solution As with all IDIS products the Compact Solutions range is backed by industry-lauded technical support and service, including the company’s global technical support operation, co-located with IDIS America’s regional headquarters near Dallas, Texas. The new IDIS Compact Solutions line is the latest offering in the powerful and award-winning IDIS Total Solution—an end-to-end, single sourced offering that delivers unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity (combined with highest-quality performance, compatibility, now featuring the longest recorder warranty in the industry), with a low total cost of ownership.
AMCP, the governing body for the annual Hermes Creative Awards program, has announced that IDIS, South Korea’s largest in-country surveillance technology manufacturer--alongside strategic communications partners Bryant Zamberlan Group and TMF Marketing—is a 2018 recipient of the program’s highest level honour, the Platinum Hermes Creative Award, for the planning, design, and global execution of the company’s year-long 20th Anniversary strategic program. The honour recognises all aspects and stages of the now-completed program, including all results documented and available at the time of submission. The 2018 Platinum award represents back-to-back successes for the IDIS team, who also took home 2017 Platinum honours for the earliest multi-media aspects of the anniversary program. IDIS’s Platinum-award winning ‘Two Decades of Innovation’ strategic program was a year-long recognition of the company’s 20 years in the security and surveillance industry Highlighting IDIS’s contributions and innovations The Hermes Creative Awards program is one of the industry’s oldest and most respected programs, evaluating strategic, communications, and marketing efforts for more than 20 years through a highly-controlled awards competition, judged by fellow industry professionals who, over the program’s lifetime have cumulatively evaluated more than 200,000 entries submitted in more than 100 countries. In 2018, the program received greater than 6,500 entries, from which the limited winners slate was determined. IDIS’s Platinum-award winning ‘Two Decades of Innovation’ strategic program was a year-long recognition of the company’s 20 years in the security and surveillance industry, and highlighted both IDIS industry contributions and milestones, as well as current IDIS technological innovation. The program included a mix of live events, including informative presentations and celebrations, a corporate awards-program recognising partners, customers, and media organisations who’d figured prominently in the manufacturer’s 20-year history. These activities were accompanied by a comprehensive multi-media (including web, graphic, physical, and video elements) campaign designed support and spotlight technology, partners, and customers, while sharing highlights of the IDIS journey. For the 20th Anniversary celebration, IDIS leadership worked closely with R&D, technical, sales, and marketing/PR teams to craft a comprehensive, thoughtful, and informative strategic program" Program showcasing IDIS’s longevity Keith Drummond, Senior Director of IDIS America, reacted to news of the company’s second Platinum honour in as many years, “The IDIS 20th Anniversary was a milestone of exceptional importance for the company, our partners, and customers. Formally reflecting on a year-long theme, ‘Two Decades of Innovation,’ really gave us the platform to speak to the company’s longevity, history of technological leadership, and commitment to market driven innovation. It was also a chance to tell the IDIS story to those whose first introduction to the company began with the launch and expansion of our brand business in 2013. “For the 20th Anniversary celebration, IDIS leadership worked closely with R&D, technical, sales, and marketing/PR teams around the world to craft a comprehensive, thoughtful, and informative strategic program. These both told the IDIS story and celebrated the partners and customers so instrumental along the way. I am thrilled to see this second, back-to-back honour in recognition of the hard work put in by the IDIS team, BZ, and TMF and the contributions of the entire worldwide IDIS family.”
IDIS America, the division of South Korea’s in-country surveillance manufacturer serving the American continents, will spend the month of June highlighting the many applications of the company’s Total Surveillance Solution for retail end-users of all sizes, as part of a post-20th Anniversary program highlighting specific technologies and applications of the company’s end-to-end surveillance offerings. The relevance and benefits of the full line of latest-generation IDIS technologies to the retail space, specifically the flexibility, scalability, and low total cost of ownership of IDIS technology—highly interoperable with existing legacy installations, featuring backward and forward compatibility guarantees and industry leading warranties on many of the company’s offerings—will be featured in demonstrations, social media posts, available partner and customer education, and an appearance at the NRF PROTECT Loss Prevention Conference and Expo (booth 1621), in Dallas, Texas. Among the specific offerings the company will spotlight during its focus on retail solutions are: 12MP Super Fisheye camera The IDIS 12MP Super Fisheye camera, one of the most powerful and distortion free fisheye cameras on the market today, with award winning ease of use via the effortless Smart UX 2.0 controls. The Super Fisheye supports smooth dual side dewarping both on-board the camera and at the client-side with 6 dewarping modes, easy installation with DirectIP NVRs, and a low total cost of ownership. Smart failover, true wide dynamic range (WDR), and IR illumination up to 15 meters round out the impressive capabilities of the IDIS 12MP Super Fisheye. Easy to use surveillance of large spaces without the increased costs Along with the company’s 5MP Super Fisheye offering, IDIS provides (including vandal resistant options) multiple pathways for exceptionally clear, hassle free, and easy to use surveillance of large spaces without the increased costs, risks, blind-spots or difficulty of multi-camera installations. DirectIP DR-1204P 4 Channel Full HD Recorder The IDIS DirectIP DR-1204P 4 Channel Full HD Recorder provides a complete and full-featured recording platform in a compact form factor for small retail spaces. Signature DirectIP ease of setup and installation along with a built-in 4 channel PoE switch and support for 5MP cameras, H.265 with Intelligent Codec, and up to 6TB of storage provide impressive performance at a low total cost of ownership. Free video management software, apps, and zero licensing costs further enhance the value of the DR-1204P for retail applications. DirectIP 8300 Series H.265 4K NVR For larger installations, the IDIS DirectIP 8300 Series H.265 4K NVR is an IDIS recorder that provides enterprise-level performance and security at an NVR cost. With a total incoming throughput of 900 Mbps the 8300 series supports 64 channels of 4K UHD video at 240ips or Full HD video at 1920ips with up to 144TB of unparalleled storage capacity. All data is protected with available redundancy, including RAID 1, 5, and 10 support, and redundant power supply and NVR failover options. VA in the box IDIS VA in the Box helps increase business intelligence giving you a competitive advantage with simple, intuitive People Counting, Heatmap, and Queue Management analytic reports and graphs. IDIS helps retail operations, particularly small and medium-sized retailers, make stronger business decisions based on your customer’s behaviors, needs, and demands in an affordable and easy-to-use way. VA in the Box supports four directly connected IP cameras as well as IDIS DirectIP NVRs. HDMI/VGA Video Encoder The IDIS HDMI/VGA Video Encoder provides powerful scalability and easy integration of data sources—such as individual register outputs and surveillance footage—for increased control and awareness. The HE-1101 is an ideal solution for an integrated monitoring environment, providing secure USB mouse and keyboard control of remote systems, while using the simplicity of DirectIP to send encoded video to a DirectIP NVR for recording. Support for H.265 (w and w/o Intelligent Codec), H.264, and M-JPEG codecs as well as DirectIP, IDIS, and ONVIF protocols simplifies integration with existing installations. Enhancing successful retail operations IDIS delivers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that is modular, customizable, and scalable" Keith Drummond, Senior Director of IDIS America, observed, “The ability to need any surveillance need of any size is a core tenet of the IDIS Total solution. Far from being one size fits all, IDIS delivers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that is modular, customizable, and scalable, able to build on both existing installations and meet new requirements, no matter how complicated.” “This makes the IDIS Total solution ideal to meet retailers’ current and future needs, from single, small store surveillance requirements to multi-state enterprise wide surveillance managements, IDIS provides affordable options for image capture, recording, analytics, and display with a near-limitless application of innovations for retail customers.” “This takes the power of retail surveillance from standard tracking and loss prevention and adds value via increased business intelligence, improved situational awareness, and more—not just protecting, but enhancing successful retail operations.”
IDIS placed partner training and education front and centre at the ISC West 2018 show in Las Vegas earlier this month, highlighting the global surveillance manufacturer’s latest set of flexible, in-depth training and education resources available online at no additional charge to the company’s partners. The three new e-learning modules, focussed on IDIS DirectIP, DirectCX, the IDIS Center video management software (VMS) offerings, are designed specifically for engineers, project managers, and technical consultants. Created to be intuitive and flexible e-learning courses can be used at the right time and place to suit each individual learner and can work both as stand-alone resources, or serve as a complement to/refresher for in-house training offered at IDIS America’s state-of-the-art training centre in Coppell, Texas. With a comprehensive training area dashboard, users can see, at-a-glance, which courses have been started and completed Security training for the trainees The courses include training videos, reviews of equipment operation manuals, and assessments designed to test and confirm the trainees understanding of key concepts of system operation. With a comprehensive training area dashboard, users can see, at-a-glance, which courses have been started and completed. They can also keep up-to-date with the latest information about forthcoming training resources, including webinars and live training events. After completing each course and passing the certification exam (with a minimum score of 75%), the trainee will receive an online certificate. Enhancing skills of engineers and consultants “IDIS has a longstanding commitment to the training and education of our partners,” noted Keith Drummond, Senior Director at IDIS America. “This commitment works hand-in-hand with our well-documented and exceptional ease of use to reduce the time needed to place the full power of IDIS technology and capabilities in the hands of our partners and end-users. “With these enhanced training tools, we are putting control of learning directly into the hands of individual engineers and consultants, building on what we do every day in our physical training centre in the Dallas area. These e-learning modules will help them to increase their skills, or refresh what they already know, at exactly the time and pace that best suits them.”
IDIS returns to ISC West in Las Vegas for the company’s first U.S. trade show appearance following the conclusion of the company’s year-long 20th Anniversary celebration, “Two Decades of Innovation,” with plans to highlight the IDIS technological offerings set to define the start of its “next” 20 years of game changing innovation, in booth #16059. IDIS Total Solution: end-to-end surveillance In 2018, the company’s focus at ISC West will return to one of IDIS’s most powerful differentiators, the IDIS Total Solution. The IDIS Total Solution is the most complete, end-to-end solution on the market today, for any surveillance need of any size. From HDTVI to H.265—including our complete 4K Total Solution—IDIS has you covered from image capture, through recording and display—and every camera, recorder, encoder, monitor and more is designed, developed, and manufactured in house at IDIS facilities in South Korea. Visitors to the IDIS booth will also learn about the IDIS SmartPhone Cam, which helps end-users take the security and power of IDIS surveillance everywhere they go" The IDIS Total Solution the company will feature at ISC West is its most comprehensive, yet, with an expanded 4K Total Solution and the innovative HDMI encoder (which allows for greater situational awareness and improved business intelligence gathering) demonstrating IDIS’s continued commitment to innovation that brings practical and measurable value to its users. IDIS will also feature a complete lineup of H.265 IPC/NVR products—including the enhanced IDIS 12MP Super Fisheye Camera, powerful IDIS DR-8364 NVR, (featuring 900Mbps throughput, redundant power, IDIS Smart Failover technologies, and world-leading IDIS Intelligent Codec H.265/H.264 performance. Each builds upon the company’s flagship DirectIP™ end-to-end IP surveillance platform, popular for its true plug-and-play (self-installing and self-configuring) industry-leading ease of use, and all delivered with IDIS Center, the company’s full-featured VMS, at no charge (for licensing or updates). IDIS latest product developments Visitors to the IDIS booth will also learn about the IDIS SmartPhone Cam, which helps end-users take the security and power of IDIS surveillance everywhere they go, and new Privacy Masking, which enables thorough documentation of incidents and preservation of video evidence while effortlessly protecting those incidentally recorded in the process. IDIS will also highlight the latest developments with the IDIS Deep Learning Engine, which offers nimble monitoring of people, cars and bicycles; and alerts for object detection, loitering and intrusion—all adapted to fit a 16:9 ratio and with performance that outpaces all published academia on the subject. The IDIS Total Solution is a real differentiator, with real-world benefits for our partners and end-users" “No other security manufacturer offers as comprehensive a single-source solution, including a fully robust 4K total solution, and a cost-free VMS,” notes Keith Drummond, Senior Director, IDIS America (speaking of the company’s full-featured IDIS Center, which is included without licensing or update fees). “This allows IDIS to offer industry leading interoperability, backward and forward compatibility, and exceptional warranties on the widest range of products possible, lowering total cost of ownership while delivering signature IDIS performance. “The IDIS Total Solution is a real differentiator, with real-world benefits for our partners and end-users, and in 2018—with the addition of so many additional innovations designed specifically to bring new or added value to the marketplace, including more than a dozen new cameras and our versatile HDMI encoder allowing users to expand their situational awareness and business intelligence gathering in new ways—it’s never been a better time to tell that story.”
IDIS has debuted a powerful suite of features to bring critical failover capabilities and peace-of-mind to users of the company’s innovative technology offerings. Bringing together existing, improved, and new failover features, IDIS addresses multiple threats to crucial video surveillance operations with IDIS Critical Failover, a collection of five capabilities that strengthen the fault tolerance of your CCTV infrastructure. “If any part of video surveillance infrastructure fails, it’s critical to first recognise the failure and then initiate appropriate alternative or redundant technologies to minimise loss of data. Full redundancy of every component in your infrastructure is prohibitively expensive and adds unnecessary complication in most cases, and manual recognition and resolution costs precious time and risks gaps in footage,” notes Keith Drummond, Senior Director, IDIS America, “IDIS Critical Failover reduces both of these issues, through a multi-layered collection of capabilities spread across the devices in your infrastructure.” IDIS Critical Failover features IDIS Critical Failover consists of five parts: Temporary Smart Failover, Smart Failover, Storage Redundancy, NVR Failover, and Dual Power Supply. “If any part of video surveillance infrastructure fails, it’s critical to first recognise the failure and then initiate appropriate alternative or redundant technologies" If you experience a problem with network instability, Temporary Smart Failover starts recording to an internal recording session buffer (of at least 60MB), ensuring there is no break in the data being sent to the NVR. For longer network issues, such as a complete failure of the link between the camera and the NVR, Smart Failover takes over. When the IP camera and NVR become disconnected, the camera instantly begins recording to an internal SD card. It records at the original quality until half of the SD card is filled up and then adjusts the quality to ensure a full 24 hours of footage is captured on just a 32GB card. H.265 cameras add support for SDXC cards, with a theoretical limit of 2TB. Once the network link is restored, all of the data is automatically transferred to the NVR, leaving no incident unrecorded. Storage Redundancy exists inside the NVR (DR-8364D) in the form of native RAID 1 or RAID 5 support. With RAID 1 support, the NVR stores two identical copies of the data, so if one disk fails, the data is retrieved from the second one. RAID 5 stores the data and additional parity data in separate locations, providing the same redundancy, but more efficiently than RAID 1. NVR Failover protects against the failure of the entire NVR, which a standby NVR. Both the primary and standby NVR continuously monitor one another to quickly switch to the functioning NVR during a failure, reducing the risk of data loss and decreasing failover response times. Finally, Native Dual Power Supplies (DR-8364D) provides a redundant power supply in case the first one fails, increasing uptime and reducing the risk of data loss.
IDIS has named Mikal Ranneklev as the company’s regional sales manager for the north central region, further building out its North American sales operation, as the global surveillance powerhouse continues to aggressively expand its regional footprint. Developed and managed by Keith Drummond, IDIS America’s Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, IDIS North American sales have grown steadily since the company’s 2015 debut in the Americas, with operational strength enhanced through the appointment of experienced security professionals to shepherd customer relationships throughout the Americas. Multi-faceted security industry experience Ranneklev brings more than two decades of multi-faceted security industry experience to IDIS. A business graduate of Houghton College in New York, Ranneklev has worked extensively serving partners and end users in both access control and video surveillance manufacturing. A proven manager of sales relationships for projects ranging from small- to mid-size businesses through enterprise level installations, Ranneklev’s extensive experience aligns well with IDIS’s commitment to meeting “any surveillance need of any size” through its comprehensive, end-to-end analogue and IP networked video surveillance solutions. Drummond said, “Since our debut in the Americas in 2015, IDIS has consistently built a team of proven, experienced security professionals to serve as our brand ambassadors in the Americas. Mikal Ranneklev brings an ideal combination of security industry expertise, commitment to customer service, and mid-western ‘can-do’ to the IDIS family. He will be an ideal partner and valuable resource for our customers and I look forward to working with him.” Unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity Ranneklev agreed, “IDIS has been a respected and global leader in the security industry for decades, and its growing presence in the Americas since the launch of its brand business has been admirable from the start. IDIS has been quickly establishing a strong market position in key segments as it grows, and I’m excited to be a part of the team, helping to write that story.” The IDIS total solution offers an end-to-end, single sourced offering that delivers unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity, combined with highest-quality performance, compatibility, and a low total cost of ownership and now features the longest recorder warranty in the industry.
Global surveillance innovator IDIS is exhibiting and sponsoring at its second NRF PROTECT Loss Prevention Exposition and Conference in Washington, D.C. between June 26-28. IDIS is in the midst of a year-long celebration of its 20th anniversary in the video surveillance industry, which it is continuing at NRF PROTECT by showcasing new additions to its Total Solution lineup specifically tailored to the retail industry. IDIS retail surveillance at NRF PROTECT Introduced at last year’s NRF PROTECT exhibition, IDIS plans to build on the successful introduction of its well-received IDIS VA in the Box, a high-performance video analytics suite, including point of sale video text insertion and IP public monitoring. In addition to VA in the Box, IDIS will be featuring the following retail surveillance offerings at booth #525: IDIS 12 MP Super Fisheye Camera: Offering unparalleled clarity and viewing capability, this latest addition to the IDIS Fisheye Camera line features industry-leading, super smooth dewarping technology and is capable of monitoring up to 256 impendent points of interest. IDIS Smart UX Controls v2.0: Recognized as a 2017 Benchmark Magazine Innovation Awards Finalist, this new offering is an enhanced update to the decorated first iteration of IDIS Smart UX controls, adding “Quick Controls” to its super smooth “Rubberband” and “Slingshot” PTZ tracking, allowing users to intuitively identify, track, and respond to incidents in real time. IDIS DirectCX, HD-TVI Solutions: The industry’s most advanced analogue HD over coax solution, IDIS DirectCX solutions include a complete lineup of HD-TVI video recorders (TVRs), cameras, and video management software (VMS) options, providing convenient compatibility and hassle-free installation. IDIS DirectIP™: A complete range of cameras, monitors, network video recorders (NVRs), and accessories able to leverage a revolutionary non-server, NVR-based approach to bring unparalleled simplicity, high performance, and affordability together with zero licencing fees and intuitive plug-and-play installation. IDIS installations at La Familia Insurance IDIS retail solutions have been well received in the Americas by storefront businesses such as La Familia Insurance, a rapidly expanding insurance provider offering auto, home, renters, and commercial insurance in the state of Texas. Faced with a multi-site security requirement, La Familia needed video surveillance cameras capable of capturing wide angle views both in broad daylight and in pitch black night, as well as the ability to capture multiple views to cover continuous cash-handling throughout the day. IDIS equipped La Familia’s expanding locations with cutting edge surveillance technology; initial installations consisted of 10+ NVRs and 75+ cameras, including more than 10 IDIS 5MP Super Fisheye Cameras. Ahead of the exhibition, IDIS America Senior Director, Keith Drummond, remarked, “All of us at IDIS America are very excited to be returning for our second appearance at NRF PROTECT and to continue the celebration of our 20 years of innovation in the video surveillance industry. Since our debut in the Americas, IDIS has been constantly improving upon our surveillance offerings for the retail industry and we look forward to showcasing our new and innovative solutions in Washington, D.C. this June.”
For all its value in the security market, one has to wonder: How much captured video is actually used for security? Among hours and hours of video, only brief segments here or there are ever actually viewed or used for security applications, such as to review an incident or to provide evidence in court. But what about all that other video, much of it stored for 30 or 90 or 120 days or longer? Does it have to be merely a costly consequence of providing the security benefits of video? Not necessarily, based on what I heard from several exhibitors on the second day of ISC West 2017. Video surveillance beyond security Turns out all that video has many potential uses, and in fact represents a huge opportunity for the video surveillance market to expand its value to business operations beyond security. Information from video can provide valuable insights into business operations. Analysing it (using new tools highlighted at ISC) can provide metrics to guide business strategy, reveal customer trends, fine-tune business processes, etc. “Video surveillance as a comprehensive ‘value add’ is coming into its own before our eyes,” said Keith Drummond, Senior Director, IDIS America. “More and more people are seeing and experiencing the benefits of video beyond initial security applications. Modern analytics enable business intelligence with real-world impact on the bottom line in the retail vertical and beyond. The potential of video beyond security has never been more apparent.” IDIS and March Networks’ new surveillance additions Celebrating 20 years in business, IDIS introduced new additions and enhancements to its total solution at this year’s ISC West. They include a complete lineup of H.265 IP cameras and NVRs, a new 12 megapixel super fisheye camera, new low-light and long-distance solutions, enhancements to PTZ controls, and a new retail analytics/business intelligence suite. A 64-channel NVR delivers enterprise-level performance at an NVR price. More and more people are seeing and experiencing the benefits of video beyond initial security applications Developments in the market may be opening new opportunities, but reaping the benefits of those opportunities must begin with identifying a customer’s need. “On the product development side, we should work backwards,” suggests Dan Cremins, Global Leader of Product Management, March Networks. “As a customer, identify what problems you are trying to solve and work backwards from there.” March Networks announced a strategic relationship to use Oncam’s 360-degree camera technology for applications in the banking and retail verticals. For automated teller machines (ATMs), March Networks is announcing a new camera that is a lens/sensor connected by a cable to an encoder; the small size enables it to be installed even in new smaller ATMs; features include high dynamic range (HDR) and 3 megapixel resolution. Finally, March Network’s new 9000 series NVR uses a Linux operating system, provides double the video throughput (6 Mbps) and offers a choice of 32, 48 or 64 channels. Cloud-based access control The impact of new developments on integrators was another theme I heard today at the show. A shift is afoot in the market to cloud-based access control, and integrators and dealers need to be educated to overcome resistance to the changing business models; so says Mitchell Kane, President of Vanderbilt Industries. The fundamental shift is from high-margin “project-based” business to lower-cost installation (with less immediate profit) of hosted solutions, combined with recurring monthly revenue that customers pay for cloud services. Less immediate gratification (i.e., lower commissions) might discourage salesmen from embracing the change, but it is a necessary transition to adapt to the new business climate and to the increasing popularity of cloud systems. There is also some integrator resistance to another big trend – mobile credentials, says Kane. In this case, the concern is that mobile credentials are provided directly from the manufacturer. Integrators are concerned that end-users “being exposed” to manufacturers could result in their being eliminated from the equation, he notes. The scope of integrators’ work is also narrowing in some instances, says Kane. For example, today’s network-based and easy-to-install systems may lead end users to buy the systems direct from a manufacturer and then install the systems themselves (such as by their in-house information technology [IT] department). It is another argument for the value of RMR to help integrators offset revenue losses. The integrator should, in any case, avoid being a barrier to implementation of new technology approaches, says Kane. Vanderbilt ACT365 and Arecont Omni G3 Vanderbilt has a new cloud-based access control system – ACT365 – which has two hardware components, a single device for each door, and a video management system with a Terabyte of storage that supports four IP cameras. The system is hosted in the Azure cloud. There is a strong diagnostics package on the installation page, which ensures simplified installation. Arecont Vision’s SNAPstream Technology can be used to greatly reduce bandwidth and lower storage requirements Making life easier for integrators has been a focus for Arecont Vision. For example, remote focus on its cameras simplifies installation; a technician doesn’t have to stand precariously on a ladder with a laptop to adjust the focus. Now Arecont Vision’s SurroundVideo Omni G3 offers remote motorised positioning of the four individual sensors inside the camera. There are built-in presets providing 180-degree, 360-degree or 270-degree views, and two additional programmable presets. The 12- or 20-megapixel all-in-one omni-directional camera provides easier initial installation and more flexibility for the end user to change camera configurations. For example, a stadium owner could create one preset combination of sensor positions for a sporting event and a second combination for a concert, and then switch back and forth as needed. Arecont SNAPstream Technology Arecont Vision’s SNAPstream Technology can be used to greatly reduce bandwidth and lower storage requirements. Because Arecont Vision cameras have Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology, the new SNAPstream can also be deployed to every existing Arecont Vision camera in the field, simply using a firmware upgrade. The company has also cracked the code on cybersecurity; the megapixel cameras do not have operating systems that can be repurposed for use in cyberattacks. Arecont has also repositioned its product line into “good, better and best” categories. Booth traffic held up well on the second day of the show, with one more day to go and plenty left to see.
Macias & Ramirez are the latest additions in 2016 to IDIS America’s trend of sustained growth IDIS has announced the hiring of Douglas Macias as the newest IDIS America Regional Sales Manager, as well as the addition of Sabrina Ramirez as the IDIS America Sales Operations Specialist. Macias and Ramirez are the latest additions of many in 2016 to the global surveillance leader’s continued maturation of its sales capacity in the Americas, continuing IDIS America’s trend of sustained growth since the debut of its brand business in the American video surveillance market in 2015. About Douglas Macias A veteran of the electronic security industry, Macias has over ten years of experience in video surveillance sales, enterprise project management, and business development. He brings with him a background of relationship building and project management across multiple key surveillance vertical markets, including a variety of successful installations throughout the banking, healthcare, transportation, education, and government sectors. Macias will represent and manage all IDIS accounts in the Southeast region of the United States and will be based out of Weston, Florida. About Sabrina Ramirez The latest addition to the expanding IDIS America sales team, Ramirez has a broad and well-rounded background with experience in account management, customer relations, sales coordination, and quality control. As the IDIS America Sales Operations Specialist, Ramirez will provide direct support to the entire IDIS America sales team, managing relationships with integrators and end users, performing lead follow-ups, and coordinating support for IDIS America’s Regional Sales Managers across the country. She will be based out of the IDIS America headquarters in Coppell, Texas. Continued growth and evolution Both Macias and Ramirez join a sales team led by Senior Director Keith Drummond, who noted, “2016 has been a productive first full year of operations for IDIS America, reflected in the continued growth and evolution of our sales and support team since our 2015 launch at ISC West in Las Vegas. We are very excited to welcome Douglas and Sabrina to our team, and we are equally confident their experience and passion will prove a valuable addition for our internal team and customers alike.”
The IDIS Total Solution has a selection of options for school districts, easily scaled to meet any classroom budget IDIS, a video surveillance solutions provider, and partner PSX, Inc. announced multiple installations of IDIS video surveillance technology for the Edna Independent School District (ISD) in support of the district’s compliance with Texas Senate Bill 507 (SB 507) requirements. The successful installations, covering multiple classrooms and school sites, demonstrate Edna ISD’s commitment to its special needs communities—including students, teachers, and family members—by providing the highest quality in video and audio monitoring in support of meeting and exceeding care and education standards that are second to none.Audio and video surveillanceFollowing a number of high-profile incidents of alleged abuse of sometimes non-communicative special needs students, Texas passed SB 507. SB 507 requires districts to install audio and video surveillance equipment and recorders in select classrooms where special education services are provided if a parent, school board, or staff member requests it. The IDIS Total Solution, differentiated by its ease of installation and use as well as its lack of licensing and maintenance fees, has proven a strong fit for school districts, including Edna ISD, needing to meet this requirement. The IDIS Total Solution has a selection of affordable, highest-quality options for school districts, easily scaled to meet any classroom size, configuration, or budget.IDIS Smart UX ControlsThe IDIS solution crafted by PSX, Inc. meets Edna ISD’s SB 507 compliance requirements with a custom configuration of IDIS cameras and recorders for multiple classrooms and sites. At the heart of the solution is the IDIS DirectIP Super Fisheye Camera, which features breakthrough IDIS technology recognised by the industry for solving common concerns found with many other fisheye models. "The IDIS combination of a fully scalable solution of next-generation technology with a lower total cost of ownership than typically seen in the industry made it the right choice for our needs" The IDIS Super Fisheye offers unparalleled client, camera, and mobile dewarping for a clearer picture and strongest possible assessment and documentation of incidents. It also features the company’s award-winning IDIS Smart UX Controls, which allow for agile real-time pointing and zooming in a simplified and smooth manner previously unheard of in the security industry. Other IDIS benefits, including two-way communication and the powerful recording and storage technology the company is known for, making the solution an ideal one for Edna ISD’s needs.Additional support and protection “In Edna ISD, the safety of our students, teachers, and staff is a key part of our educational mission,” said Robert O'Connor, Superintendent, Edna ISD. “When those in our schools, and the families that love them, know their environment is safe and secure, the educational mission can thrive. We have embraced the SB 507 requirements as yet another tool in ensuring an ideal learning environment for all, providing additional support and protection for our special needs population. We were committed to doing this with only the best technology the industry had to offer, while also remaining responsible to our taxpayers throughout the process. The IDIS combination of a fully scalable solution of next-generation technology with a lower total cost of ownership than typically seen in the industry made it the right choice for our needs.” "We at IDIS are especiallyproud to know that our latest-generation IDIS technologywill be used to help ensure thehighest classroom standardsare met in Edna ISD" Real-time surveillance Alan Morris, Vice President of Sales for PSX, Inc., further added, “Edna ISD has proven themselves to be at the forefront of both security and education through the selection and installation of IDIS technology, including the IDIS Super Fisheye Camera with IDIS Smart UX Controls. While SB 507 compliance has proven a challenge for some school districts, Edna ISD has shown an uncompromising commitment to its special needs students through the selection of technology that provides easy real-time review of classroom behaviour and provides the best, clearest evidence possible should an incident occur. I commend the vision shared by Superintendent O’Connor and the entire Edna ISD in selecting a forward-thinking surveillance system that is both highly technologically advanced and responsibly affordable.” Easily scalable technology Keith Drummond, Senior Director at IDIS America, noted, “At IDIS, we come to work every day determined to offer the best, most feature-rich, and most affordable surveillance technology we can to the marketplace. However, it is projects like these that really bring home the real-world importance and power of what we do. Many of us are parents and we all treasure the diverse student populations in our communities. Our highly customisable, easily scaled technology is ideal for applications such as these, and we at IDIS are especially proud to know that our latest-generation IDIS technology will be used to help ensure the highest classroom standards are met in Edna ISD special education programs and others like it.” Save Save Save
City’s deployment of Edge360 and powerful IDIS mobile video surveillance solutions helped maximise security during the festival Global surveillance powerhouse IDIS and innovative homeland security solutions provider Edge360 have announced the successful proof of concept of the companies’ mobile Public Safety Video System during the City of Houston’s 2016 Freedom Over Texas Festival. The successful deployment of the system by the City of Houston over the 4th of July weekend further confirms the nation’s fourth largest city’s place as a homeland security innovator, with a demonstrated commitment to public safety and the security of both residents and visitors. Public Safety Video System In partnership with the City of Houston, Edge360 deployed their mobile Public Safety Video System, featuring next-generation surveillance technology from IDIS. A rugged and nimble surveillance tool, the system is purpose-built to assist public safety personnel in the coverage of urban events and incidents, especially those of a traditionally chaotic and changing nature. While traditional surveillance set-ups for major community and large sporting events face common challenges related to their dynamic nature, changes within venues—such as the erection of tents, banners, balloons, portable toilets, and vendors—can limit viewing options and unpredictably alter security landscapes. The Edge360 and IDIS mobile system allows for quick and enhanced surveillance that adapts easily and quickly to altered environments, including from interior perspectives. Additionally, added radio frequency noise, which is common in such situations, can create an environment “hostile” to a traditional video system’s responsiveness, a risk that is successfully mitigated by Edge360’s hybrid and wireless technology innovations. Agile and powerful surveillance innovation The City of Houston’s commitment to latest-generation technology and methods in the service of maximum safety and security was easily matched by Edge360 and IDIS’s commitment to agile, powerful surveillance innovation. “The mobile Public Safety Video System provided by Edge360 and enhanced with IDIS surveillance technology really delivered for the people of Houston this weekend,” noted Jack C. Hanagriff of the Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security. “Houston is one of the country’s most dynamic urban environments and our commitment to the safety and security of our people at all times is second to none. This solution successfully delivered a powerful ‘plug-and-play’ video network capable of cellular or wireless backhaul and one that did not interfere with existing video networks or other wireless devices in use.” “Importantly, this solution did not tax more than typical city resources commonly found in most urban communities, and the remote camera control via web browsers greatly enhanced situational awareness for our decision makers.” Addressing concerns for municipal environments “This solution did not tax more than typical city resources and the remote camera control via web browsers greatly enhanced situational awareness for our decision makers.” Scott Frigaard, Vice President of Edge360, stated, “We’re pleased to see the deployment of Edge360’s powerful mobile Public Safety Video System has so successfully proven the value of our technology in the real world environment of the dynamic 2016 Freedom Over Texas Festival. The Edge360 system, built with IDIS technology, addresses ever more urgent concerns for municipal environments as never before. We look forward to partnering further with both IDIS, the provider of key next-generation technology essential to our offering’s performance and success, and the storied City of Houston for future gatherings and major sporting events, such as the upcoming Super Bowl.” “Sometimes surveillance is about more than the numbers,” added Keith Drummond, Senior Director at IDIS America. “There is nothing more important than the safety of our friends and neighbours in an increasingly chaotic world. IDIS is proud to partner with Edge360, allowing them to leverage our most powerful surveillance technologies to keep the people of Houston safe and secure as they gather together to celebrate as a community. We look forward to future projects and to doing our part to make the world a better place.”
IDIS technology ensures a robust safety and security environment for both patients and staff John W. Antonetti, MD, a board certified plastic surgeon, and Clinique Dallas Plastic Surgery have selected IDIS technology to provide an enhanced, state-of-the-art security experience for patients and staff. IDIS surveillance solution IDIS worked with Alarm Integrations, a PSX Inc. security company, to develop and install a surveillance system to enhance staff safety and accountability, increase the practice’s already exceptional quality assurance, and further enhance the physical security of the practice’s patients. Recognising Dr. Antonetti’s ever increasing status as a world-class plastic surgeon and in expectation that high demand for the quality of care he and the practice provide, IDIS and Alarm Integrations crafted a solution that is easy to maintain and easily scaled up for future expansions without difficulty, unexpected cost, or security disruptions. “IDIS’s latest-generation solutions and forward-thinking approach aligned perfectly with Dr. Antonetti’s own reputation for modern, forward-thinking approaches to care,” noted Keith Drummond, Senior Director of Sales for IDIS America. “The selection of an IDIS security solution offers yet another differentiator for one of the Dallas-area’s most respected plastic surgery practices.” Modern security approach Dr. Antonetti agreed, “Delivering the best in forward-thinking and intuitive care is central to our practice and we expect the same from those we work with. IDIS is the definition of a modern, next-generation security and surveillance company and has enhanced our safety and security as a result.”With IDIS’s quick installation and seamless integration, the practice is already seeing benefits, including increased patient security and peace of mind, greater accountability and quality control in patient care, lower cost of ownership, and reduced requirements for system maintenance (and associated downtime).
Coming into ISC West, many in the industry had expected a renewed push toward use of mobile credentials (contained on smartphones, for example) instead of cards for access control. HID Global didn’t disappoint. A highlight of the second day of the show was a press conference in which HID Global announced new elements of its initiative to lead the industry into use of mobile credentials. Uses of smart phone credentials for identity management HID already provides SEOS mobile credentials, and the company foresees continuing movement into areas such as use of smart phones to store secure citizen IDs, cloud-based user authentication, and involvement in the coming Internet of Things (IoT). HID wants to lead the next phase of the mobility journey, while educating the market on the convenience and value of mobile credentialing. Key to the success of mobile credentials is to balance the need for convenience and the need for security, and to provide a smooth upgrade path. The company wants to build on innovation, to expand applications and use cases for mobile, to leverage and expand partnerships, and to develop and implement a solution with connected products and complemented by services. In short, they seek to deliver end-to-end trust. HID Mobile Access Solution The HID Mobile Access Solution provides security with the convenience of using a smartphone as an access credential, with cloud-based management services powered by SEOS. Announced at the press conference were support for Android Wear and Apple Watch devices, and software development kits (SDKs) for third party integration. Also announced was a new strategic partnership between HID Global and NXP’s SmartMX-based secure element devices. Through the collaboration, NXP and HID Global aim to enable the use of wearable devices to open electronic locks at commercial buildings, hotels and workplaces in the future. Additionally, NXP and HID Global are cooperating on a broad range of opportunities to expand the adoption of secure access to more applications and use cases. HID’s goID platform enables secure IDs to be loaded directly over-the-air onto a smartphone. Government IDs around the world will be transitioning to smart phones in some cases. Mobile security system management and data access There are other roles for smartphones highlighted at ISC West, too. More and more manufacturers are introducing mobile apps that provide end users access to the data from their various systems - whether video, access control, intrusion or whatever - using a smartphone. For example, access control company Galaxy Control introduced two apps at ISC West, each available for Apple iOS or Android formats. One app, called PersonPoint, allows authorised users to activate and de-activate cardholders remotely, with the added benefit of viewing e-mail activity reports. DoorPoint is the other app, which allows users to remotely lock, unlock and pulse doors, view door status and view activity report data. In an emergency situation, the app also allows security personnel to activate and reset crisis modes if necessary and to view current crisis mode status. Hands-free identification Galaxy Control also announced a new integration with SRI Identity; an iris recognition biometrics provides dependable, hands-free and touchless identification at a low price point. The biometric system interfaces with Galaxy like any other reader, while providing higher security. SRI Identity’s IOM (Identity on the Move) Access Control Tablet is a viable option to replace card readers in new or existing access systems, and provides advantages over traditional readers. Arecont Vision announced it MegaVideo Flex tethered camera line, providinga variety of resolution options, including 1.2MP, 1080p, 3MP, or 5MP Growing popularity of analogue HD There was video to see on the second day of the show, too, and not all of it was IP. More cameras with analogue HD are now being used, and, as of ISC West, the various analogue HD (1080p) formats - AHD, HD-CVI, HD-TVI - can now be combined into a single system. Advantages of analogue HD include lower costs, no compression or latency and the ability to use existing infrastructures of coax cabling - just replace the cameras and the DVRs. The technology is already popular around the world, and manufacturers expect it to increase in the United States. Korean company Nextchip is at ISC West to help spread the word about AHD and to educate the market on the technology’s capabilities. Nextchip has been coming to ISC for eight years; they make the chips that go into cameras that use AHD technology - they say it is the defacto standard based on their having the largest market share. Nextchip sells to various camera manufacturers; a combination image processor and transmission chip inside the camera interfaces of a matching receiver chip installed in an analogue HD DVR. More than 60 percent of the company’s business is in China - they have a branch in Shenzhen. The overall message: IP video may be popular, but there are alternatives (including AHD) that might be ideal for some systems. On the IP video side, Arecont Vision announced its MegaVideo Flex tethered camera line, providing a variety of resolution options, including 1.2MP, 1080p, 3MP, or 5MP. The H.264 remote focus true day/night indoor/outdoor cameras consist of a low-profile camera sensor attached to the main unit using a USB cable up to 40 feet long. There are also optional IR LEDs available for night viewing. Applications include ATMs; there are many new uses for the versatile cameras. IDIS’s proactive exhibiting approach to ISC West Booth traffic held up well on the second day of the show, but at least one exhibitor vowed not to depend on the show being busy in order for his booth to be busy. Keith Drummond, Senior Director of Sales of IP video manufacturer IDIS, says his sales team focused on setting up appointments, including some with end users, in advance of the show. The result is that the IDIS booth had more traffic on the first day of the show this year than for the entire show last year; and the second day appeared to be about 50 percent higher than that, Drummond commented. Since IDIS’ Direct IP technology was introduced to the U.S. market a year ago, the company has made a lot of progress - there are now repeat customers (in addition to future customers). IDIS facilitated introductions between their dealer channel and end users at their booth during ISC West. IDIS has implemented H.265 throughout its systems; they’re ahead of the curve compared to the rest of the industry that has not embraced the new standard as fast. “End-to-end can embrace technology and get it to market faster, and less costly,” says Drummond. Components “know” each other, and performance and functionality are native throughout, which reduces the burden on integrators. IDIS also has a new 64-channel NVR, and is featuring new pan-tilt-zoom capabilities called “rubber band control” and “slingshot control.” With the former, left-clicking on a mouse makes it easy to follow a target, accurately and rapidly, with the target remaining centred in the frame. The “slingshot” control involves clicking and magnifying a spot on a video screen to automatically direct the PTZ to view that location. In general, the features provide smoother and more effective control of PTZs.
Global video surveillance powerhouse IDIS has unveiled a new Full HD 30x Optical Zoom PTZ Camera, a highest-tech surveillance camera featuring game changing Smart UX Controls. These intuitive “slingshot” and “rubber band” style controls deliver exceptional accuracy and ease of use to users, creating an experience unlike any other available on the market. The IDIS 30x PTZ Camera also supports ONVIF and is compatible with a wide range of recording platforms, including DirectIP™ NVRs and the IDIS Solution Suite enterprise-level VMS. IDIS Smart UX Controls “The IDIS Smart UX Controls featured on the new 30x PTZ Camera provide operators with an advanced yet intuitive user interface when compared to conventional PTZ controls,” noted Keith Drummond, Senior Director of Sales for IDIS America. “The smooth and seamless ‘slingshot’ and ‘rubber band’ PTZ controls allow users to easily follow moving objects in real time with ground breaking accuracy by panning images at different speeds and in different directions literally without lifting a finger. “With simple click-and-drag actions, operators can quickly focus on and track specific objects with absolutely no need for multiple clicks to change direction. The quick and simple operation of IDIS Smart UX Controls enables pinpoint accuracy in any given environment, delivering a critical advantage in security environments.” IDIS digital image stabilisation (DIS) technology The IDIS 30x PTZ Camera also provides superb imaging quality. The 30x optical zoom allows users to capture high-quality, detailed images from great distances, and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) functionality provides clear images even under backlit conditions. Day and night ICR delivers a clear subject image from broad daylight to the darkest night. The 30x PTZ Camera also features IDIS digital image stabilisation (DIS) technology, reducing the jarring effects from vibrations during recording.
IDIS was a new name in the security market in 2015, and we asked the company to comment on interesting trends in the market at year-end. Here is that discussion. SourceSecurity.com: How did the economy affect the industry in 2015? Keith Drummond, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, IDIS America: The surveillance market had been quite resilient as it relates to the overall economy over the 15 years I have been in the industry, and 2015 has been no different. It seems that regardless of the economic gains or losses over any given period of time, our industry continues to grow at a good to great clip. The demand for surveillance is always there, and the request for the end users and channels are always the same – great technology at a fair total cost, that allows them to run their business more efficiently, effectively and safely. SourceSecurity.com: How was the overall video surveillance market in 2015? Dr. Peter Kim, Senior Director, IDIS Co. Ltd.: 2015 saw the rise of more powerful, integrated, end-to-end offerings that simplify the customer experience at every step in the video surveillance lifecycle. We saw a number of mergers—some expected, others not—that clearly showed a new focus on companies adding and shoring up capabilities, and enhancing the completeness of their offerings to the market. We also saw some notable partnerships, as well. So many aspects of our business (such as cameras, recording, and video management software) are, by definition, interrelated. It’s a natural progression to grow one’s business by completing one’s offering. 2015 also saw expectations normalise regarding the rise and adoption of IP technology, allowing all of us in the industry to appreciate anew how the technology is remaking the industry slowly but surely. There’s a lot of innovation continuing to go on in the IP space, and it’s rolling out in a way that is allowing for credible evaluation and adoption of the best the industry has to offer in a smart way. At the same time, 2015 saw a growing interest in HD over coaxial cable, with the image quality over coaxial catching up sufficiently to make full-HD over coaxial an increasingly valid choice for those seeking to leverage existing installations. HD over coaxial cable is an area that might not be getting a lot of attention, but will be a real space to watch in 2016 SourceSecurity.com: Let’s look ahead to 2016: What notable trends do you see playing out in the new year and what will be their impact? Kim: With all the appropriate focus on the excitement of IP technologies, UHD, and the chasing of groundbreaking specifications at every turn, HD over coaxial cable is an area that might not be getting a lot of attention, but will be a real space to watch in 2016. HD over coax has been gaining momentum for a bit in the most budget-conscious segments; however, the game is getting more interesting because the technology is getting better at higher-MP-than-FHD (2MP) — though we may see tradeoffs in either distance or frame rates, meaning now you can potentially achieve things over coaxial cable that was previously only afforded by IP technologies. When HD-SDI came out, it overpromised somewhat and, in reality, had very little impact on our industry. However, many of the factors that made HD-SDI underwhelming, such as distance limitations, have been resolved with latest generation analogue HD technologies, with HD-TVI creating additional and credible pathways to HD quality for many. Now you can potentiallyachieve things over coaxialcable that was previouslyonly afforded by IPtechnologies Don’t get me wrong; IP is the industry’s future, and will enable and implement many exciting things. Still, there is a lot of analogue and existing coaxial cable out there, and as HD over analogue technology has caught up to its early promise, there’s a lot of fast adoption for HD over Coax technologies such as HD-TVI. This will make it an increasingly important part of the mix in the near term, and a definite trend worth keeping an eye out for. The over-designing and over-engineering of solutions will also be worth watching in 2016. We’re at a key point in the evolution of our industry where the pace of technological change and possibility is as exciting as it has ever been, and designing solutions beyond customer requirements is a natural risk as technology matures. Ultimately, it’s always about a balanced approach that will best benefit the customer, which in many cases may be a mix-and-match of innovation and the leveraging of existing technologies. It’s very possible that the market won’t be as receptive to over-designed systems that are ultimately too expensive or hard to maintain and replace versus platforms that work seamlessly across technology and provide varied pathways to customers to achieve their security and surveillance goals in affordable ways. SourceSecurity.com: Who will be the “winners” and who will be the “losers”? Kim: It’s really all about relationships moving forward for our industry, both internally and externally. The winners moving forward will be those who recognise and craft a direct and strategic internal relationship between the real-time needs of end-users and their internal R&D/product development. This means moving beyond chasing theoretically impressive specs and capabilities just to have them and instead delivering powerful analytics, third-party integrations, and the kind of technical compatibility and ease of use that increase value, not complication, alongside legitimate technical innovation. Business intelligence is a specific focal point, as it focuses on the implication and trends of analysed data, beyond a simple quest for accuracy. Things like facial recognition, license plate recognition, and similar technologies are opening up opportunities and funding from departments other than the traditional security/asset protection department. Technologies like facial recognition and license plate recognition are opening up new opportunities and sources of funding The same is true with external relationships: those who continue to craft strategic relationships and partnerships will extend the value and power of their offerings to customers, be most responsive to the market, and clear “winners” as a result. Ultimately, everyone wins when solutions offer the greatest ability to mix and match, scale, and grow simply and flexibly with requirements, without driving up costs prohibitively. SourceSecurity.com: Could you please comment briefly on your company’s successes and challenges in 2015 and looking ahead to 2016. Drummond: 2015 was clearly an exciting year for IDIS, as it was the year our brand business completed its global rollout with the launch of IDIS America at ISC West in April. It was a process that included the opening of a new regional headquarters, warehouse, and training and demonstration space near Dallas, Texas, and the build out of an impressive team of technical and sales talent to cover the Americas. Technically, the launch of IDIS’s powerful new Fish Eye camera (DC-Y1513) and the development of an industry leading next-generation DirectIP™ NVR for 2016 (with support for H.265 and UHD/4K) were real highlights, showing off IDIS’s strong suits, market-responsive innovation and product engineering. We also announced several partnerships and successful integrations this year, which serve the many needs of our industry in specific and needed ways. One only needs to opena newspaper or turn onthe news to know themandate for increasedsecurity never sleeps The challenge we’re most excited about heading into 2016 is the continued building of the already strong market recognition for the IDIS brand business, continuing to link the exceptional reputation and industry regard we’ve cultivated as a top OEM/ODM for nearly two decades to our powerful, current branded offering. SourceSecurity.com: What unrealised potential or other opportunities face our market at year-end and looking ahead to 2016? Kim: It’s always a good time to be in the security market, because of the critical importance our industry plays in keeping people, assets, and information safe and secure. The industry and the work we do are meaningful and needed. All economic considerations aside, one only needs to open a newspaper or turn on the news to know that the mandate for increased security, including through enhanced technologies that allow for smarter, more expansive, and less expensive security solutions, never sleeps. In terms of potential and opportunity for surveillance providers, mission critical infrastructure planning and protection will continue to be a growing requirement and one where high quality surveillance solutions can play an essential part. From a technological standpoint, security and surveillance manufacturing continues to hold near unlimited promise. We are on the verge of an explosion in chip computation power, most assuredly, and how that will exactly manifest in terms of our industry is not yet fully known, but it is clearly exciting. In terms of available and potential technology, we are very much in the right moment in history. In 2016, it will be even more true that “imagination is our only limitation,” and we will have a tremendous opportunity before us to continue to figure out how to leverage next generation technology in ways that are powerful, practically useful, and, of course, affordable. See the full coverage of 2015/2016 Review and Forecast articles here
You couldn’t miss IDIS America at ISC West this year – they had a 2,800-square-foot booth. But who are they? That was a question many attendees asked. The big booth presence, and flood of industry advertising before the show, both reflect that IDIS is not an upstart. The name may be unfamiliar to some in the U.S. market, but IDIS has been making a similar splash all over the world. The high profile reflects the global player’s commitment to being a “game-changer” in the security market. Entering US market IDIS America may be new, but many have come across – and possibly used – the company’s OEM products over the last 18 years. The Korean player decided several years ago to enter the market with branded products, and has previously launched in a big way in Europe and the Middle East. The U.S. market – the crown jewel of markets from a revenue perspective – represents the last remaining element in the emergence of IDIS as a true global brand. “We wanted to make a big splash at ISC, not seem as if we were dipping our toe in the water,” says Keith Drummond, IDIS America’s senior director of sales. “It was a very strategic move to come to the American market as we did.” “The launch of IDIS America is not a new company,” he adds. “It’s a worldwide company bringing its resources to the brand business and entering a new geographic market. The IDIS value proposition involves sale of an end-to-end solutions directly through the integrator channel. All components of the Direct IP System are integrated to work together easily, and the installer doesn’t face time-consuming integration challenges. An emphasis on technical support to the dealer/integrator includes presence of Peter Y.I. Kim, the IDIS Head of Global Technical Support, in the company’s new offices in Dallas, Texas. Kim is building a new technical support team; thus, there are no big time zone differences or need to call overseas for technical support. "We wanted to make a big splash at ISC, not seem as if we were dipping our toe in the water," says Keith Drummond, IDIS America's Senior Director of Sales Multi-tiered integrator partner program In the weeks since ISC West, IDIS America has been building an infrastructure to drive a high-volume business. Having made an initial investment in brand recognition, the next step is to respond to inquiries received at the show, to put demo products and pricing in potential customers’ hands, and to build the sales and integrator channels. A new warehouse in Dallas has some products on hand already, but just a fraction of what will be available to be shipped rapidly once the business gears up fully. IDIS America will also soon be rolling out a multi-tiered integrator partner program, likely before the next big industry show, ASIS in Anaheim in the fall. Drummond says IDIS offers integrators high video image quality, functionality, ease of deployment and a price point they can accept. Ease of deployment does not equate to compromising on performance, he says. “End-to-end solutions today are just as competitive in features and functionality as best-in-breed,” adds Drummond. One-stop shopping allows an integrator to hold one manufacturer responsible for system performance – one “throat to choke” and no finger-pointing if a system doesn’t work as promised. End-to-end solutions Contrary to a perception that end-to-end solutions are more suited to smaller end users, Drummond argues that ease of installation may be even more important on large installations, given the complexity of multiple sites. A single IDIS system can use up to 1024 NVRs, each with 32 channels – so a system could be around 30,000 cameras tied together by IDIS Solution Suite (ISS) software. Using federation capabilities, several large systems can also be combined. The labour component of installing a large system – it could take a month or more just to manage the IP addresses on cameras and servers – can be greatly reduced by using an end-to-end solution. Minimising the labour component can help integrators increase their margins and be more profitable, says Drummond.
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