Round table contributions
In today’s global economy, goods are manufactured all over the world and shipped to customers thousands of miles away. Where goods are manufactured thus becomes a mere detail. However, in the case of “Made in China”, the location of a manufacturer has become more high-profile and possibly more urgent. The U.S. government recently banned the use in government installations of video system components from two Chinese manufacturers, presumably because of cybersecurity concerns. A simmering trade war between China and the United States also emphasises other concerns related to Chinese manufacturing. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Should "Made in China" be seen as a negative in the video surveillance marketplace? Why or why not?
We are living in the age of Big Data, and businesses are inundated with large volumes of data every day. Success depends on capturing, analysing and ultimately transforming that data into information and intelligence that can be used to improve the business. So, it is with today's physical access control and video systems, too, which also generate unprecedented levels of data. But how can we make the data useful to end users and how can they realise its full value? We asked this week's Expert Panel Roundtable: Relating to physical security systems, what is the value of data and how can that value be measured?
By definition, an edge device is an entry point to a network. In the physical security industry, edge devices are the cameras, sensors, access controllers, readers and other equipment that provide information to the IP networks that drive today’s systems. In the Internet of Things (IoT), edge computing refers to an increasing role of edge devices to process data where it is created instead of sending it across a network to a data center or the cloud. In our market, edge computing takes the form of smarter video cameras and other devices that store and/or process data locally. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What’s new “on the edge” of security and video surveillance systems?
High-quality products are the building blocks of successful physical security systems. How they are packaged may sometimes be seen as an unimportant detail or an afterthought. But should it be? Effective packaging can serve many functions, from creating a favorable customer impression to ensuring the product isn’t damaged in transit. Packaging can also contribute to ease of installation. On the negative side, excess packaging can be an environmental concern, especially for customers who are sensitive to green factors or to minimising waste. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Is packaging of products important in the commercial security market? Why or why not?
Finding the exact right technology to solve an end user’s problem is challenging, but the rewards are great when an integrator gets it right. A wide range of available product types, price levels and added features increases the likelihood of identifying a technology to solve any problem. But with so many technology and product choices in the marketplace, identifying that one solution can be akin to finding a needle in a haystack. We wondered whether a vast range of product choices is always a good thing. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Are security integrators and end users overwhelmed by “too many choices” related to security equipment and systems? How can they make sense of it all?
GSX 2019 got off to a jaunty start Tuesday. The show was humming with activity much of the day, and most exhibitors said they were pleased with the numbers and types of potential customers visiting their booths. There seemed to be less emphasis on product introductions than at the ISC West show in the spring (although there is much that is on the new side), while the trend toward system sales is continuing. Here's a review of Day 1 from the show floor. Dahua continues to educate market “Traffic-wise, the show is better than last year,” observed Tim Shen, Director of Marketing at Dahua Technology USA, at midday on Tuesday. “We met more people from Latin America,” he added. Shen theorised that Chicago is at the center of a larger territory of customers than last year’s location (Las Vegas). Dahua’s presence at the show makes a statement: We’re still here" Dahua has faced some negative publicity in the last year since they were banned from procurement by U.S. government customers by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Dahua’s presence at the show makes a statement, says Shen. The statement is “We’re still here.” Shen said only one visitor to the Dahua booth even mentioned the NDAA on the first day of the show, and the visitor was misinformed about the provisions and implications of the law. “There is a lot of misinformation,” he says. “We need to continue to educate the market.” Facial recognition, video metadata, and people counting New at the show is the Dahua Analytics+ line of cameras that feature more in-depth analysis of data such as facial attributes, video metadata, and people counting. For example, the cameras can identify 128 points in a face, with an additional 256 attributes analysed by the back-end recorder. Analysis can provide information such as age and gender, which can help a retailer analyse the demographics of their customers, for instance. Dahua is also adopting some of its consumer line of products for sale through the commercial channel. These include a flood light camera, a 2-megapixel WiFi camera and a doorbell camera. The products might be used outside of a retail store, for example, to complement Dahua commercial cameras that are used inside the store, says Shen. Dahua previewed a new multi-sensor camera that also includes a speed dome. The multi-sensor component combines eight views, each 2 megapixels, for a total of 16 megapixels. Below the multi-sensor camera is mounted a speed dome that can zoom in on regions of interest in the larger multisensor view. The camera will be launched in the fourth quarter. The show was humming with activity much of the day, and most exhibitors said they were pleased with the numbers and types of potential customers visiting their exhibits ACRE report continued North American growth “The industry’s momentum will continue to grow,” predicted Joe Grillo, Principal of ACRE. New areas such as cloud and mobile credentialing have the fastest growth rate, but are starting from a much smaller base, he said, so momentum in those categories will take time. ACRE sees continued rapid growth with no slowdown in the North American market Grillo noticed the first morning of GSX was busy, although there was a bit of a lull at midday. In terms of the business outlook, Grillo sees continued rapid growth with no slowdown in the North American market, although there have been some negative elements creeping into the outlook in Europe. Cybersecurity concerns in access control I caught up with Grillo at the booth promoting RS2, a Munster, Ind., access control company that Acre acquired last May. It is the only Acre company that is exhibiting at GSX. RS2 is one of two access control companies acquired by Acre in the last year — the other was Open Options, Addison, Texas. Grillo said the two acquired companies are complementary, especially in terms of their sales channels and geographic strengths. Although both are national companies, RS2 tends to be stronger in the Midwest, while Open Options sales emphasis is centered in Texas and emanates to the rest of the country. Concerns about vulnerabilities are a growing issue in access control, said Grillo, and more large endusers are conducting penetration testing of systems. The industry should welcome the scrutiny, he added. Cybersecurity also represents an business opportunity in access control, noted Grillo. Concerns about the vulnerabilities of legacy technologies such as 125Khz proximity cards and the Wiegand protocol will likely accelerate the pace of companies upgrading their access control systems There seemed to be less emphasis on product introductions than at the ISC West show in the spring (although there is much that is on the new side) Eagle Eye Networks and cloud-based VMS Ken Francis of Eagle Eye Networks had already realised some new client opportunities during the first day of the show, although he was not optimistic at the outset. In contacting potential clients to meet at the show, he had heard that many were not attending. Among Eagle Eye Networks’ news at the show is full integration of body-cams into their cloud-based video management system. “It’s the most unique thing happening from a video management perspective,” Francis said. Previously, if someone needed a video clip from a body cam, they had to use a separate software system.Five years from now, at least 80 percent of all VMS systems will be cloud-managed" Francis continues to be bullish on the subject of cloud adoption of video management and made a bold prediction: “Five years from now, at least 80 percent of all VMS systems will be cloud-managed.” Eagle Eye Networks is doing its part with “rocket growth” that is reflected in an increase of company employees from 27 to 165 or so. Economies of scale have enabled Eagle Eye Networks to lower subscription prices by up to 45 percent. Genetec's release self-service PIAM system Many of the “new” products at GSX 2019 are slight variations on what was introduced at ISC West last spring. An exception is Genetec’s introduction of ClearID, a self-service physical identity and access management (PIAM) system that enforces security policies while improving the flow of people within the organisation. The new system is integrated with the Genetec's Security Center Synergis access control system. PIAM systems have historically been customisable, complex to install and costly, which is why a lot of companies have not used a system. Genetec’s differentiator is that it is an off-the-shelf, out-of-the-box solution for a broader base of customers. “We scanned the market and found a lack of off-the-shelf identity management systems,” said Derek Arcuri, Product Marketing Manager, Genetec. “Targeting the mid-market, we are providing an accessible, ready-to-go cloud-based system that is ‘baked’ for the average company but can be integrated and expanded to include other systems.” The trend toward system sales at the show is continuing ClearID will simplify operation for the security department, which was previously tasked with a lot of administrative work in response to various departments. ClearID “pushes down” the authority to use the system to stakeholders (such as IT and/or facilities directors) and provides a system they can use themselves without involving security. “It empowers stakeholders and employees to work directly through the system rather than going through security,” says Arcuri. “It gives employees access based on stakeholder policies and improves the flow of people through an organisation. The security director is relieved of administrative work and can work on ‘real’ security.” I saw some other things today, too, which I will share in a future GSX article... And more about the show tomorrow.
Dahua Technology, a video-centric smart IoT solution provider, has announced the addition of targeted vertical market solutions in the North American market. Vehicle inspection is one area where contemporary technology is rising to address a critical need. Preventing restricted items from entering high-security environments has traditionally been limited to the use of mirrors and police dogs, where blind spots and human error put detection at risk. In order to combat this problem, Dahua Technology offers two models of its Under Vehicle Surveillance System (UVSS). The system can provide license plate capture using a compatible LPC camera. The large field of view (approximately 180°) of the UVSS can capture the entire undercarriage of a vehicle when it’s driving through, which it then generates into an image in less than one second for immediate scrutiny. A portable version (DH-MV-VDM5021E-00) is built for ease of use, and an in-ground version is also available. Both options are well-suited for airports, prisons, and border control. IR License Plate Capture cameras Both LPC cameras have 1/2.8-in STARVIS CMOS sensors, dual-stream encoding, Ultra Wide Dynamic Range (140 dB) and True Day/Night (ICR)Two high-performing partners to the UVSS are Dahua Technology’s 2MP IR License Plate Capture (LPC) cameras. These cameras capture clear images of license plates from up to two lanes of traffic at once, providing 1080p resolution at 30 fps for users to discern plate numbers. Both LPC cameras have 1/2.8-in STARVIS CMOS sensors, dual-stream encoding, Ultra Wide Dynamic Range (140 dB) and True Day/Night (ICR). Model DHI-ITC237-PW1B-IRZ has a 2.7 mm to 12 mm motorized vari-focal lens and can capture images of license plates from vehicles traveling up to 12 MPH. Another model, DHI-ITC237-PU1B-IR, boasts a 5 mm to 50 mm vari-focal lens and can capture license plate images of vehicles travelling up to 25 MPH. Coupled with a Dahua NVR or Digital Surveillance Software (DSS) Video Management System (VMS), LPC cameras become a complete traffic management or parking solution. Remotely managing NVRs Dahua Technology’s enterprise-level DSS takes VMS to the next level. The all-in-one platform is preloaded with powerful software to improve system scalability. It lets users remotely manage off-site NVRs and other Dahua devices with real-time monitoring and playback. With a unified Dahua solution, integration worries are eliminated and installation and configuration become simpler. DSS offers a broad range of advanced features, including POS integration, Video analytics (IVS) and system redundancy DSS offers a broad range of advanced features, including POS integration, Video analytics (IVS) and system redundancy. The platform doesn’t require channel licensing, which is hard to find on other VMS systems. The DSS7016DR-S2 model is perfect for medium to large systems, with a variant that supports mobile recorders for fleet vehicle management, while the DSS4004-S2 is perfect for smaller systems. EVS for IP video surveillance Rounding out the latest additions to the Dahua portfolio is Enterprise Video Storage (EVS). Increasing the scale of storage, the high performance of EVS is ideal for medium-range to high-end IP video surveillance applications that demand flexibility, reliability, and centralised storage management. It is compatible with numerous third-party devices, making it the perfect solution for surveillance systems with or without a VMS. Its open architecture supports multi-user access and is compatible with ONVIF 2.4; it also uses Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) protocol for data transmission. It is available with 24 HDD (DHI-EVS7024S-R) and 16 HDD (DHI-EVS5016S-R) options: the former supports 768 IP camera channels with 1536 Mbps of incoming, recording, or forwarding bandwidth; the latter supports 512 IP camera channels with 1024 Mbps of bandwidth. Meeting specific vertical requirements Dahua’s capabilities are becoming wide-ranging in the US, especially when it comes to a complete end-to-end solution"“This expansion of our product portfolio demonstrates that Dahua Technology not only serves the general video surveillance market but also meets specific vertical requirements,” commented Tim Shen, director of marketing at Dahua Technology USA. “Dahua Technology’s capabilities are becoming wide-ranging in the US, especially when it comes to a complete end-to-end solution or vehicle-related security products.” These solutions, along with Dahua Technology’s other innovative video surveillance products, were featured last week at Dahua’s booth at ISC West, April 10-12, in Las Vegas.
The excitement of ISC West 2019 continued until the very end – almost. Exhilarated by the first two busy days of the show, attendees and exhibitors seemed to welcome a slower third day. There were no complaints about booth traffic, and still plenty of thoughtful conversations taking place, everyone determined to maximise the value of face time with customers until the last second. Building an IoT ecosystem in SAST At a show lacking in high-profile new technology announcements, the biggest news is perhaps the possible long-term impact of first-time exhibitor Security and Safety Things (SAST), a Bosch startup. SAST is building a new Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem for the security and safety industry, including an app store, an open and secure camera operating system, a software developer environment, and a portal for integrators. SOCs (system-on-chips inside cameras) are becoming much more capable" Their 1,800-square-foot booth was big for a first-time exhibitor, and the American football theme was well received, as was the substance of the company’s effort to drive innovation in a highly fragmented industry. Seeing actual cameras and apps on display at the ISC West booth is “more real than PowerPoint,” says Hartmut Schaper, CEO of Security and Safety Things (SAST). “For us, seeing is believing,” says Schaper. “It was important for us to show cameras and apps for the first time. People are surprised at how far down the road we are.” “This dynamic will change in the industry,” says Schaper. “SOCs (system-on-chips inside cameras) are becoming much more capable. Soon there will be more processing power on the edge. People will find a way to use the extra processing power.” “Seeing is believing” at the SAST booth at ISC West 2019, where CEO Hartmut Schaper showed several manufacturers’ cameras whose functionality can be expanded using Android apps Developing more apps Several large manufacturers are already involved in the initiative, but there are some holdouts. “We are having ongoing talks with everyone to convince them to join,” Schaper says. “Some of the bigger ones will come around. We are not a camera manufacturer, and not a threat. We are owned by Bosch but are managed completely separately. There will be more and more apps developed, and momentum will increase.” “A year from now we will have successful customers we can talk about, and more camera manufacturers on board,” he says. “This year we are taxiing on the runway, but next year we will have cleared the tarmac and be climbing.” If the approach succeeds, their first appearance at ISC West will be remembered as historic. Future of surveillance cameras Off the show floor, in a nearby meeting room, chip maker Ambarella demonstrated technologies that will be driving the future of video surveillance cameras, including more intelligence at the edge. “People have been using more traditional video analytics approaches, though most of them have been disappointing,” says Chris Day, Ambarella VP of Marketing and Business Development. “What is ground-breaking now is the use of neural networks and real artificial intelligence, which has increased capabilities 100x. "You will see camera products coming out over the next year that are massively better than before. It’s not just incrementally getting better. Cameras will be coming out later this year with analytics that are absolutely amazing based on [the new chips.]” Larry Anderson, editor-in-chief of SecurityInformed.com, talks about Ambarella HDR and Low Light Solutions with Jerome Gigot, Senior Director of Marketing for Ambarella. (Source: Ambarella) New systems-on-chips Ambarella has introduced four new systems-on-chips (SoCs) in the last year, with emphasis on computer vision (video analytics). The newest is the S6LM Camera SoC with 4K imaging technology, unveiled at ISC West. The S6LM includes Ambarella's latest high dynamic range (HDR) and low-light processing technology, highly efficient 4K H.264 and H.265 encoding, multi-streaming, on-chip 360-degree de-warping, cyber-security features, and a quad-core CPU. People shouldn’t forget what a good camera is, and there doesn’t have to be a tradeoff" “With so much focus on AI and computer vision, I’m concerned the industry has taken focus away from low light imaging, wide dynamic range and image quality,” says Day. “You have to see the details in an image. People shouldn’t forget what a good camera is, and there doesn’t have to be a tradeoff, it’s all included in one chip.” From products to systems With a new general manager on board (Daniel Gundlach, formerly of Bosch), FLIR Systems Security Division is continuing its transition from a product company to a solutions provider, removing internal silos to clear the path. FLIR offers a strong end-to-end portfolio for Smart Cities applications, including the TruWITNESS line of body worn cameras and newly acquired Aeryon drones. FLIR’s historical strength as the top thermal imaging provider continues, but today they are much more than a thermal imaging company, offering visible day/night cameras, infrared pan-tilt-zoom cameras, video management systems and other technologies to provide a broader platform. FLIR's Saros security cameras combine multiple security technologies, including thermal sensors, high-resolution visible imaging, IR and visible LED illuminators, onboard analytics and two-way audio and digital input/outputs. Products in critical infrastructure applications In addition to Safe Cities, FLIR installs a range of products in critical infrastructure applications, such as oil and gas and electric utilities. Ports also tend to combine traditional security with an emphasis on perimeter protection, a FLIR strength. Existing perimeter protection applications can open opportunities for the broader platform. For example, installing a complete system in an airport that already uses FLIR’s thermal technology represents “low-hanging fruit” for the company, says Fredrik Wallberg, FLIR Director of Marketing – Security and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Ambarella demonstrates its latest imaging technology for video security during ISC West 2019 (Source: Ambarella) Integrated solutions Bosch's focus At the Bosch booth, there was an emphasis on integrated solutions and the customer experience. A mock retail store setup demonstrated systems such as overhead cameras for people counting and alarm communication to provide an alert if a refrigerator door is left ajar. A wireless panic button generates a silent alarm, communicates with a 2-way radio, and triggers a camera to focus on the area. An AVIOTEK IP camera alarms if there is a fire, based on observing actual flames rather than smoke. A new Bosch fixed dome camera series offers wireless remote commissioning capabilities that reduce installation and set-up time by up to 75 percent. Set-up only takes three steps: install the mounting bracket, connect the cables, and attach the camera module. Commissioning can be done wirelessly or remotely with no need for ladders or lifts. Dahua marks five years in the U.S. An IR illuminator is attached to each lens module to ensure there is always illumination in the field of view Time flies in the security industry, and it has already been five years since the Dahua brand entered the U.S. market. Today the company offers products through ADI and some 20 distributors, and has more than 30 technical consultants and technical support employees and 50 or 60 sales people in the field (including independent rep firms). “We are growing,” says Tim Shen, Director of Marketing at Dahua Technology USA. “It’s exciting for the company.” At ISC West, Dahua introduced a line of Multi-Flex panoramic cameras with lens modules that can be repositioned along an internal track for 180-, 270- or 360-degree views, providing flexibility for integrators. An IR illuminator is attached to each lens module to ensure there is always illumination in the field of view. Cost savings come from ease of installation (one camera instead of four) and only one VMS license (instead of four). AI and night colour cameras Dahua is also emphasising its Night Colour cameras that remain in full colour mode regardless of how dark it gets. There is no IR illumination or IR cut filter – the camera stays in color mode and displays any visible image in colour with as little as 1 lux of illumination. The 2 megapixel version is on display at ISC West, and a 4 megapixel version will come in the fall. A year ago at ISC West, Dahua emphasised its initiatives in artificial intelligence (AI) in order to position the company as a technology leader. This year, the message was more general – ‘Power Through Technology.’ The range of Dahua technologies includes AI, Night Colour, Starlight low-light imaging, fifth-generation HDCVI, and e-POE (Enhanced Power over Ethernet). Dahua USA's Director of Marketing says "the market itself likes AI", and expects more AI applications to follow (Source: Dahua USA's LinkedIn) “When we present AI to customers, they are happy, but when it comes to the budget they don’t have it,” says Shen. “The market itself likes AI, and it’s very much a buzzword. But we still need a proof of concept that it can do something good for end users. We need time to develop broader applications. The ‘smart retail’ market and education are good places to start.” he says. “AI is for project business,” adds Jennifer Hackenburg, Dahua’s Senior Product Marketing Manager. “Projects that are looking at AI haven’t come to fruition yet; they are still in the pipeline. It’s not for your everyday business. They are implementing it, but not as fast.” Access control beyond doors Access control should extend beyond doors. That’s the message I heard at the ASSA ABLOY booth, which displayed a variety of physical locks and intelligent access systems. An example is traffic cabinets, those metal boxes in public locations that could potentially be accessed to invade an internal network. ASSA ABLOY emphasises the need to secure the variety of enclosures, cabinets, drawers and small spaces ASSA ABLOY emphasises the need to secure the variety of enclosures, cabinets, drawers and small spaces throughout an enterprise. The company’s ‘security continuum’ message draws attention to the need for the right level of security for the right opening, using existing infrastructure as well as new electronic technologies. “Customers face a combination of non-traditional access control and questions on how they can secure things that are not doors,” says David Corbin, ASSA ABLOY Director of Access Control Accessories. The security message is resonating beyond the traditional security department to involve other stakeholders in an enterprise, including IT directors. There is new awareness of vulnerabilities that have been there forever, such as traffic cabinets that can be opened with a key purchased on eBay.
Dahua Technology, a video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, showcases a wide range of competitive product portfolios and smart solutions to top security professionals during the International Security Conference and Expo (ISC West) at booth #14039 from April 10th to 12th. Dahua will also celebrate the fifth anniversary of its USA subsidiary on Wednesday evening, showing strong commitment to the local markets. Running with the theme ‘Empowering through Technology’, the Dahua products and technologies exhibited during ISC West are comprehensive from every aspect covering major surveillance market demands with the most advanced technologies. Competitive product portfolios Facial Recognition - Dahua Facial Recognition technology integrates face recognition, blacklist alarm, stranger alarm, VIP recognition, face tracking, face search, metadata search and other functions to offer a series of smart products including the exhibited AI Smart Capture Camera, 4MP Starlight Face Recognition IR Dome AI Network Camera and IVSS series for various scenarios and customer demands. Low - light Technology - Featuring advanced Starlight technology, Dahua starlight+ products are able to provide excellent colourful image and rich details even at night, solving the problem of poor colour reproduction of images under low illumination environment with image colour reproduction, large aperture, ultra-high sensor, white light and other technologies. Dahua Smart Thermal Series Cameras can be widely used for security monitoring, fire prevention and temperature measurementThermal Technology - Through a new integration of visible-light and thermal-light and a variety of AI-enabled intelligent functions, Dahua Smart Thermal Series Cameras can be widely used for security monitoring, fire prevention and temperature measurement. Combined with the back-end storage NVR and DSS PRO, Dahua Technology can provide an all-in-one system with front-ends, storages, and intelligent analytics to meet the requirements of customers. Smart Tracking - Dahua radar system consists of radar and speed dome camera (PTZ). On the basis of traditional CCTV security system, it combines the accurate target tracking performance of the radar products to provide a complete solution with front-end data acquisition, edge computing and back-end storage for a wide range of applications such as prison perimeter, airport runway, industrial park, energy pipeline and other important protection areas. Wide Area Security - The Dahua Multi-sensor Series Cameras can be used for large scene monitoring, target tracking, simple management and multi-service convergence. The Dahua 4x2MP Multi-sensor Cameras possess ground-breaking flexibility that can simultaneously move each sensor module around the internal track for a 180-, 270-, or 360-degree panorama, minimising blind spots for an improved situational awareness, which is ideal for parking lots, supermarkets and intersections, etc. HDCVI 5.0 - The recently launched Dahua HDCVI 5.0 brings five core values: Perimeter Protection, Face Recognition, Metadata Search, Active Deterrence and Starlight & Full Colour. Perimeter protection can identify humans and vehicles while filtering less important objects, face recognition let authorised persons to pass freely and can do immediate action to strangers, with the latest AI technology we make video surveillance more efficient and easy to use. AI-enabled Intelligent Solutions Featuring the above technologies, Dahua Technology also presented integrated solutions for a variety of vertical markets at the Expo. Intelligent Retail Solution - Dahua Smart Retail Solution applies video intelligence technology to specific retail business scenarios. According to the scenarios of large chain supermarkets, we have developed five smart application scenarios including smart entrance and exit, shelf advertising, cashier loss prevention, operation analysis and remote shop patrol to help retailers optimise store layout and product display, improve storage efficiency as well as attract traffic flow. Intelligent Logistics Solution - Dahua Intelligent Logistics Solution takes Dahua video technology as the cornerstone, combine intelligent analysis technology, machine vision technology, big data technology, etc. to further divide into five sub-solutions including machine vision DWS solution, video tracking solution, vehicle entrance solution, park surveillance solution and logistics vehicle solution for different application scenarios. Intelligent Residential Solution - Dahua Intelligent Residential Solution provides an integrated and economic solution with multi-level protection including personal entrance, vehicle entrance, public area, unit security, home protection and control center to make people’s life more convenient, safer and smarter while improving operation efficient and saving energy for property owners. Intelligent Critical Infrastructure Solution - Dahua Intelligent Critical Infrastructure Solution offers an end-to-end solution featuring perimeter protection, thermal measurement, access control, video surveillance and auto-tracking system for electric power stations, oil and gas industries to ensure the safety of their daily operations, timely detection of terrorist threats and fire, quickly and easily viewing station status. Intelligent Education Solution - Dahua Intelligent Education Solution brings a new concept of pre-warning for campus administrators. The solution incorporates important scenario applications empowered by AI technology such as perimeter, entrance, public area, building and classroom to realise threat prediction, effective management of people and vehicles, establishing a secured and smart system for students and teachers while improving operation efficiency. Reliable security solutions Dahua Technology empowers our dealers and integrators to stay at the top of their field by providing the latest security solutions to their end-users" Empowering signifies Dahua Technology’s dedication to promoting customer satisfaction and partner development. While market demands are constantly evolving, Dahua Technology’s offering is also evolving to meet current and future needs, giving partners and end-users the assurance that they’ve selected competitive and reliable security solutions on the market. “Dahua Technology empowers our dealers and integrators to stay at the top of their field by providing the latest security solutions to their end-users,” Tim Shen, Director of Marketing at Dahua Technology USA, explained. “In addition, the resources we make available to our dealers ensure that they are up-to-speed on their knowledge of our technology and fully trained on the products.” To further address Dahua Technology’s social commitment locally, a group of the staff from Dahua Technology USA will participate in The Security 5KRun / 2K Walk organised by charity group Mission 500 on the morning of April 11th. With a mission of ‘Enabling a Safer Society and Smarter Living’, Dahua Technology will continue to focus on ‘Innovation, Quality, and Service’, to serve partners and customers around the world.
Dahua Technology, global video surveillance solutions provider, is celebrating its fifth year of local operation in the North American market. Established in Irvine in 2014, the North America office has grown from one employee — President and CEO of Dahua Technology USA, Tim Wang — to more than 100 employees in the span of five years. Today, the Dahua Technology USA team includes sales representatives and technical consultants spread throughout every region of the United States and Canada. The company attributes its success, in part, to its commitment to empowering its customers. As such, “Empowering through Technology” is Dahua Technology’s theme at this year’s ISC West show, April 10-12, in Las Vegas. “Dahua Technology empowers our dealers and integrators to stay at the top of their field by providing the latest security solutions to their end-users,” Tim Shen, Director of Marketing at Dahua Technology USA, explained. “In addition, the resources we make available to our dealers ensure that they are up-to-speed on their knowledge of our technology and fully trained on the products.” Learn Dahua online training platform These resources include Learn Dahua, an online platform available to Dahua Technology USA’s registered dealer partners, which offers video tutorials and courses on Dahua technology. Dealer partners also benefit from monthly webinars. The DahuaWiki is an extensive public resource that includes side-by-side product comparisons, manuals, how-tos, live camera demos, software, and firmware. It has received seven million hits since its launch, and currently averages approximately 16,000 hits a day. Dahua Technology was the first company to introduce penta-brid technology in its digital video recorders Dahua Technology’s advanced technology is the fruit of more than 50% of the research and development engineers at company headquarters. Dahua Technology is known for its proprietary video compression codec, Smart H.265+, as well as its cutting-edge Starlight technology. Multi-Flex panoramic cameras Dahua Technology was the first company to introduce penta-brid technology in its digital video recorders, allowing the five most common transmission formats to integrate into one system. The latest offerings include the new Multi-Flex panoramic camera, Night Color technology for detailed, full-color images in near-complete darkness, and Extended Power over Ethernet (ePoE) technology, which is compatible with both coaxial and IP cabling. All of these products and more will be on display at booth 14039 at ISC West. “Dahua Technology’s forward-thinking approach keeps us at the leading edge of video surveillance technology, which in turn allows our dealers to sell and install our products with confidence,” said Wayne Hurd, VP of Sales at Dahua Technology USA. “Our technology is constantly evolving to meet current and future needs, giving dealers and end-users peace of mind that they’ve selected the most advanced security solution on the market.”
ONVIF, global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products held its annual membership meeting in early November this year, with an overview of important activities of 2018 and perspective on the year ahead. Attendees heard presentations on the final release of Profile T in 2018, an advancement which represents how ONVIF keeps pace with technological advancements that affect product development and interoperability between IP-based physical security products. Profile T for advanced video streaming In an acknowledgement of its 10th anniversary, ONVIF chairman, Per Björkdahl highlighted the forum’s achievements over the past decade, including an overview of the six ONVIF profiles, with emphasis on the newly released Profile T for advanced video streaming. Collectively, the profiles provide support for the more than 10,000 conformant products that are increasingly included in various bid and specification processes in projects around the world. Björkdahl also cited the continued involvement of ONVIF as part of the work of the International Electrotechnical Commission’s TC79 for international standardisation. ONVIF also recognised the contributions of four individuals from various ONVIF technical committees for their work on different profiles and committees. Fredrik Svensson of Axis and Dora Han of Hikvision were recipients of the ONVIF award, which acknowledges individuals and companies who have made significant contributions to ONVIF. As chairman of the Profile T Working Group, Svensson was a leading force in the development and successful final release of the Profile T specification. Han received the award for her extensions to the specification, and for supporting the development of other members’ extensions to the specification. 2018 ONVIF Distinguished Service Awards recipients One of two 2018 ONVIF Distinguished Service Awards was given to Baldvin Gislason Bern of Axis One of two 2018 ONVIF Distinguished Service Awards was given to Baldvin Gislason Bern of Axis for his role in developing and proofing the evolution concept as chair of the Technical Services Device Test Tool Evolution. Joining him in receiving this award is Dr. Hasan Timucin Ozdemir of Panasonic, who served as chairman from 2009-2018 of the ONVIF Video Enhancement Working Group, which is responsible for formulating and prototyping new features for the ONVIF specification. “All of our honorees have shown their significant and long-term commitment to the organisation as a whole, and in turn have directly and positively impacted the work of ONVIF,” said Björkdahl. “The success of our organisation would not be possible without the innovative contributions and hard work of our members, and for that, we say thank you.” Defining video surveillance and access control standards ONVIF Technical Committee Chairman, Hans Busch of Bosch, spoke to members about the specification development roadmap and its alignment to the standardisation activities within the IEC TC 79 working groups for video surveillance and physical access control standards. Technical Services Committee (TSC) Chair Andreas Schneider of Sony gave an overview of the committee’s work on new and existing profiles, client and device test tools, updates to the conformance process and tools and Developers’ Plugfests. Founding members Axis, Bosch and Sony automatically retain seats on the Steering, Technical and Technical Services CommitteesONVIF Communication Committee Chair, Tim Shen of Dahua provided a recap of ONVIF communication efforts in 2018, with a continued focus on market education about the specific profiles through presence at industry events and media activity. He also reported on the success of the first ever ONVIF Open Source Spotlight Challenge that took place earlier this year. The results of the annual elections for committees of ONVIF were announced by Kevin Schader, ONVIF Executive Director. Re-elected to the ONVIF Steering Committee were Mayur Salgar of Honeywell and Stuart Rawling of Pelco by Schneider Electric. For the Technical Committee, Hanwha Techwin’s Sujith Raman, Pelco by Schneider Electric’s Steve Wolf, and Tyco Security Product’s Stephen Serplus were re-elected, while Hikvision’s Dora Han joined the committee as a new member. Bob Dolan of Anixter and Giri Guntipalli of Honeywell were re-elected to the Technical Services Committee, along with new member Marwan Obeidat of Pelco by Schneider Electric. Tim Shen of Dahua, Jens Berthelsen of Hikvision and Xinming Kang of Honeywell were re-elected to the ONVIF Communication Committee, while Cathy Zhou of Huawei joined the committee as a new member. Founding members Axis, Bosch and Sony automatically retain seats on the Steering, Technical and Technical Services Committees. IP-based physical security solutions expert Founded in 2008, ONVIF is a leading and well-recognised industry forum driving interoperability for IP-based physical security products. The organisation has a global member base of established camera, video management system and access control companies and more than 10,000 profile conformant products. ONVIF offers Profile S for streaming video; Profile G for recording and storage; Profile C for physical access control; Profile Q for improved out-of-the-box functionality, Profile A for broader access control configuration and Profile T for advanced streaming. ONVIF continues to work with its members to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions that ONVIF conformant products can provide.
ISC West in Las Vegas kicked off with a bang on Wednesday, reflecting a healthy physical security industry with an overall upbeat outlook on the future. Driving the optimism is a pending new wave of product innovation, propelled largely by developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning. Some of that new wave is evident at ISC West, but much of the talk still centres on what’s to come. Attendees flocked to the first day of the show to check out the newest technologies, and they were rewarded with a wide range of innovations. Tempering the optimism are ongoing concerns about ensuring the cybersecurity of IP-based physical security systems. Cybersecurity standards for physical security At least one news announcement is related to cybersecurity at the show: Johnson Controls is the first company to achieve UL (Underwriters Laboratories) certification 2900-2-3 for cybersecurity of life safety and security products and systems for their VideoEdge network video recording platform from American Dynamics. The UL brand ensures that the certification involves a standards-based and scientific approach to evaluating cybersecurity, and that JCI’s certified products meet the requirements. “We were able to be first because we understand issues of cybersecurity, and the UL standard matches very closely to what we have been doing in cybersecurity,” says Will Brown, Senior Engineering Manager, Cyber Protection at Johnson Controls. Tempering the optimism are ongoing concerns about ensuring the cybersecurity of IP-based physical security systems Neil Lakomiak, Director of Business Development and Innovation at Underwriters Laboratories, says relatively few companies have invested sufficiently in cybersecurity, and much of UL’s work in the physical security market is to help manufacturers develop a roadmap to meet cybersecurity goals. “A lot of companies have not invested, but Johnson Controls has,” said Lakomiak. He speculated that it could be some time before another security company achieves the certification; there certainly won’t be a rush of additional companies to do so in the near term, based on the progress he has seen to date, says Lakomiak. “Cybersecurity is a topic that has hit the Board of Directors level,” says Lakomiak. “They are definitely inquiring about it and trying to understand what their posture should be. The leadership teams of companies will be asking a lot of questions.” In terms of cyber-consciousness among the integrator community, Brown estimates about 10 percent are “on board” with the issue. Among the manufacturing community, more than half of the companies are pursuing cybersecurity goals, although the levels of those efforts run a full gamut, says Lakomiak. Vertical markets that are especially cyber-aware are enterprise, government, and critical infrastructure. Financial and retail companies are also coming on board, as well as companies — even small companies — in regulated industries such as utilities Cybersecurity is a topic that has hit the Board of Directors level Cybersecurity in the cloud Another company emphasising cybersecurity at ISC West is access control company Isonas. “What’s really new at the show for us is that we are being very transparent about the levels of cybersecurity we are applying to our cloud software platform and our IP network hardware,” says Rob Lydic, Isonas Global Vice President of Sales. “The levels of complexity we are putting into our cybersecurity, including the fact that we host our software on Amazon web services, ensures a really high level of security. We are taking painstaking efforts to subject ourselves to third-party penetration testing to give us the visibility of what is going on with our cybersecurity — are we actually as cybersecure as we believe?” The answer: “They have come back to us to say we have an amazing strategy for cybersecurity; the surface that is attackable is minuscule, and the complex layers underneath really prevent anybody from hacking the product.”We are being very transparent about the levels of cybersecurity we are applying to our cloud software platform" Lydic says he sees higher levels of awareness about cybersecurity at the show, especially among end users. Several other exhibitors agree. Because edge devices have often been targeted in cybersecurity attacks, they are especially an area of concern. “We’re raising that conversation, saying we are a cloud service provider that uses edge devices, and it is core to us to make sure we have a great cybersecurity profile, so the customer can be assured we are doing what we say we are doing and delivering on those promises,” says Lydic. Awareness is filtering through channel: Isonas is seeing many customers who want to have that cybersecurity conversation at the show. “We have had probably 20 or 30 conversations with end users at the show who want to understand what it means to be in the cloud, to understand how the level of communication is encrypted between devices,” says Lydic. Many end users at ISC West want to understand what it means to be in the cloud Ambitions for growth Successful companies often increase their ISC West booth size as a reflection of their ambition to grow as a company and their success in sales so far. One such company is Paxton Access Inc., which has increased its booth size from a 20x40-foot booth last year to a 30x50-foot space this year. Beyond the show, another reflection of Paxton’s growth is addition of personnel to cover 11 U.S. sales territories that have been newly restructured. New regional sales managers will work with dealers locally. At the show, Paxton is introducing its Net2 Entry Premium monitor, the latest addition to the company’s Net2 Entry line of door entry products. “The show is definitely a great way to promote who we are and what we offer,” says Linda Soriano, Paxton Marketing Communications Coordinator. “It’s great to meet new customers and interact with existing customers, to build new relationships. It’s an opportunity to promote the new things we have going on.” Paxton measures success at ISC West in terms of how many people they interact with at the show. In addition to welcoming booth visitors, the company is signing up attendance at free training through a show promotion. Anyone who signs up for training at the show is entered into a drawing for a $500 Visa gift card and a $1,000 discount off MSRP of Paxton products. Tim Shen, Director of Marketing at Dahua Technology USA, one of the larger exhibitors, says the company is emphasising solutions at ISC West, just one element of the successful international business model they are bringing to the United States.With AI and business analytics in transportation and retail markets, we are letting the market know that we can build solutions" Another topic for Dahua is artificial intelligence. “With AI and business analytics in transportation and retail markets, we are letting the market know that we can build solutions,” he says. Dahua sponsored a keynote address Wednesday on AI, including a presentation from Intel about AI trends. “AI is the future, but what can we use it for now?” asks Shen. “We need to give a very clear strategy of what we think about AI.” Dahua will bring AI cameras and an AI network video recorder to the U.S. market in the second quarter; in effect, they will be testing the water to see how well the AI concept is embraced here. Other new products from Dahua include multi-image and thermal cameras. In the thermal category, Dahua has developed their own chipset to help bring the price down and provide affordable thermal cameras to the U.S. market. Another focus will be e-POE (extended Power over Ethernet), which Dahua sees as a big differentiator. [Main photo credit: Abbey Masciarotte | Larry Anderson]
ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its annual membership meeting in late October, providing an update to members on the accomplishments of ONVIF in 2017 and its outlook for the year ahead. Attendees heard presentations on the final release of Profile A in 2017 and the ongoing development of Profile T for advanced video streaming, activities which are enabling the growing prevalence of the nearly 9,000 ONVIF conformant products in bid and specification processes in projects around the world. International standards inclusion In the webinar’s opening remarks, ONVIF Steering Committee Chairman Per Björkdahl highlighted collective achievements of ONVIF since its founding in 2008, including the continued inclusion of ONVIF in international standards from organisations such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), on its IEC TC 79 standard for video surveillance and physical access control standards. Björkdahl also cited the progress of ONVIF on a system-to-system approach for interoperability between various management systems, work which is happening in tandem with continued development of additional profiles to keep pace with the changes of the industry. "As a member-driven organisation, it’s importantto recognise members who contribute many hours of service to the work of ONVIF" Significant contributions award Björkdahl also recognised the extensive contributions of three individuals to various ONVIF technical committees. Arsenio Vilallonga, former Vice President, Networked Systems, FLIR Systems, Inc. and Nicholas Brochu of Genetec, one of the most active participants in the development of Profile T, were recipients of the 2017 ONVIF Award, which recognises individuals and companies who have made significant contributions to ONVIF. Sriram Prasad Bhetanabottla of Canon Inc., was recognised with the 2017 ONVIF Distinguished Service Award for his role as an active, contributing core member to the Device Testing activities of the Technical Services Working Group’s and Profile T. “Arsenio, Nicholas and Sriram have made significant contributions to the development of Profile T, our newest release candidate for advanced video streaming, as well as to the ongoing work of ONVIF,” said Björkdahl. “As a member-driven organisation, it’s important to recognise members who contribute many hours of service to the work of ONVIF, and contribute to fulfilling our mission. Thank you for your service and congratulations.” Development roadmap Hans Busch of Bosch, Chairman of the ONVIF Technical Committee, spoke to members about the specification development roadmap and its alignment to the standardisation activities within the IEC TC 79 working groups for video surveillance and physical access control standards. Technical Services Committee (TSC) Chair Andreas Schneider of Sony gave an overview of the committee’s work on profiles, test tools, the conformance process and Developers’ Plugfests, and highlighted the new conformant product database launched earlier this year. ONVIF Communication Committee Chair Jonathan Lewit of Pelco by Schneider Electric followed the TSC with a recap of the internal and external communications of ONVIF in 2017, activities designed to promote the adoption of ONVIF Profiles. Re-elected to the ONVIF Steering Committee were Mayur Salgar of Honeywell and Stuart Rawling of Pelco by Schneider Electric Annual election results The results of the annual elections for committees of ONVIF were announced by Stan Moyer, ONVIF Executive Director. Re-elected to the ONVIF Steering Committee were Mayur Salgar of Honeywell and Stuart Rawling of Pelco by Schneider Electric. For the Technical Committee, Hanwha Techwin’s Sujith Raman, Pelco by Schneider Electric’s Steve Wolf, and Panasonic’s Hasan Ozdemir were re-elected, while Tyco Security Product’s Stephen Serplus joined the committee as a new member. Bob Dolan of Anixter, Andrew Downs of Pelco by Schneider Electric and Giri Guntipalli of Honeywell were re-elected to the Technical Services Committee. Tim Shen of Dahua, Mike Mao of Honeywell and Jonathan Lewit of Pelco by Schneider Electric were re-elected to the ONVIF Communication Committee, while Hikvision’s Jens Berthelsen joined the committee as a new member. Founding members Axis, Bosch and Sony automatically retain seats on the Steering, Technical and Technical Services Committees.
ONVIF is a sponsor of CCPSE, which is the largest security exhibition in the southwest region of China ONVIF, a standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that it will speak at China Chengdu International Community Public Safety and Security Products and Technology Exhibition (CCPSE), to be held 13th – 15th April, 2017, at the Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Chengdu, China. ONVIF is also a sponsor of the Chengdu event, which is estimated to draw more than 50,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors. ONVIF standardisation activities ONVIF spokesperson Tim Shen of Dahua Technology will be speaking on ‘ONVIF: An Evolving Standard’ on April 13, 2017. The presentation will focus on the benefits provided by ONVIF in security systems with multiple brands, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and in smart city municipal security systems. The presentation will also include an overview of the history of ONVIF, its evolution as an organisation and current and upcoming profiles, as well as opportunities for involvement with ONVIF standardisation activities. “The ONVIF value proposition of interoperability between IP-based physical security products is a strong one that benefits all segments of the global security industry,” said Per Björkdahl, ONVIF Steering Committee Chair. “As China’s market share in physical security continues to grow, it is critical for ONVIF to advocate and impress the vital role that ONVIF and other standards can play in the physical security community.” Largest security exhibition in Southwest China Tim Shen is the Marketing Director at Dahua Technology USA, where he manages marketing strategies and inside sales, overseeing marketing communication, channel marketing, graphic design, and content creation. “It is critical for ONVIF to advocate and impress the vital role that ONVIF and other standards can play in the physical security community” ONVIF also is a sponsor of CCPSE, which is the largest security exhibition in the southwest region of China. The event is hosted by: the Chengdu Municipal Public Security Bureau, Sichuan Municipal Public Security Bureau and the Chengdu Municipal Economic and Information Technology Commission. Driving interoperability Founded in 2008, ONVIF is a leading and well-recognised industry forum driving interoperability for IP-based physical security products. The organisation has a global member base of established camera, video management system, and access control companies and more than 7,000 Profile conformant products. With Profile S for streaming video; Profile G for recording and storage; Profile C for physical access control; Profile Q for improved out-of-the-box functionality and the Release Candidate Profile A for access control configuration, ONVIF continues to work with its members to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions ONVIF conformant products can provide.
Per Björkdahl announced the recipients of the 2016 ONVIF Award at the annual membership meeting ONVIF, a standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its annual membership meeting on October 25, 2016, updating members on ONVIF’s accomplishments of 2016 and its outlook for the year ahead. ONVIF member companies heard presentations on the final release of Profile Q in 2016 and the ongoing development of Profile T for video, in addition to learning about the growing prevalence of ONVIF’s more than 7,000 conformant models of products in bid and specification processes in projects around the world. IEC 62676-2-3 standard In the webinar’s opening remarks, ONVIF Steering Committee Chairman Per Björkdahl highlighted ONVIF’s collective achievements over the past 12 months, including the organisation’s continued work with the International Electrotechnical Commission on its IEC 62676-2-3 standard for network video clients and video transmitter devices. Björkdahl also cited the formation of the ONVIF Use Case Working Group as a significant step in increasing opportunities for member input. Björkdahl announced the recipients of the 2016 ONVIF Award, which recognises individuals and companies who have made significant contributions to the industry and to ONVIF. The 2016 ONVIF Award winners are: Sriram Bhetanabottla of Canon, Robert Haraldsson of Axis Communications and Hiroyuki Sano of Sony. Physical access control “Sriram, Robert, and Hiroyuki have made significant contributions to the development of our Device Test Tool, Device Test Specification, and Profile Q, our newest profile for improved out-of-the-box functionality,” Björkdahl said. “As a member-driven organisation, it’s important to recognise members who contribute many hours of service to the work of ONVIF.” "As a member-drivenorganisation, it’s important to recognise members who contribute many hours ofservice to the work of ONVIF" Hans Busch of Bosch, Chairman of the ONVIF Technical Committee, spoke to members about the specification development roadmap and its alignment to the standardisation activities within the IEC TC 79 working groups for video surveillance and physical access control standards. Technical Services Committee Chair Andreas Schneider of Sony gave an overview of the committee’s work on profiles, test tools, the conformance process and Developers’ Plugfests, and also provided additional information on the development of future Profiles. ONVIF Communications Chair Jonathan Lewit of Pelco by Schneider Electric followed the TSC with a recap of ONVIF’s internal and external communications in 2016. Results of annual committee election The results of ONVIF’s annual elections for committees were announced by Stan Moyer, ONVIF’s Executive Director. Re-elected to the ONVIF Steering Committee were Mayur Salgar of Honeywell and Stuart Rawling of Pelco by Schneider Electric. For the Technical Committee, Honeywell’s Ramesh Subbaiah, Pelco by Schneider Electric’s Steve Wolf, and Panasonic’s Hasan Ozdemir were re-elected, while Hanwha Techwin’s Sungbong Cho joined the committee as a new member. Bob Dolan of Anixter and Andrew Downs of Pelco by Schneider Electric were re-elected to the Technical Services Committee, joined by new committee member Giri Guntipalli of Honeywell. Tim Shen of Dahua was named to ONVIF’s Communication Committee as a new member, while Mike Mao of Honeywell and Jonathan Lewit of Pelco by Schneider Electric were re-elected to the committee. Founded in 2008, ONVIF now consists of nearly 500 member companies in six continents and more than 7,000 Profile conformant products. With Profile S for streaming video; Profile G for recording and storage; Profile C for physical access control; Profile Q for improved out-of-the-box functionality and the Release Candidate Profile A for access control configuration, ONVIF continues to work with its members to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions ONVIF conformant products can provide. Save Save
Tim Shen of Dahua Technology and Qian Zhou of Huawei will speak at Security China 2016 about the benefits of ONVIF ONVIF, a standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that representatives from member companies Dahua Technology and Huawei will be speaking on behalf of ONVIF at the 13th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security 2016 (Security China), to be held in Beijing, on October 25-28 at the China International Exhibition Centre. In addition to the presentation to attendees, ONVIF will be a sponsor of the 2016 Security China event.Internet of ThingsTim Shen of Dahua Technology and Qian Zhou of Huawei will speak to Security China 2016 attendees about the benefits provided by ONVIF in municipal security systems, in security systems with multiple brands, and in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Their presentation is part of Security China’s 2016 China International Security Technology Development Forum and will be held on October 25. The presentation will also include an overview of ONVIF’s history, current profiles, and opportunities for industry involvement within ONVIF’s standardisation activities.“ONVIF’s strength is in its membership, so it is fitting that Tim and Qian will be speaking together at Security China 2016 about ONVIF’s continued growth and applications in IoT and safe/secure cities,” said Per Björkdahl, ONVIF Steering Committee Chair. Founded in 2008, ONVIFnow consists of nearly 500 member companies in six continents and more than 7,000 Profile conformant products “As the adoption of IP-based physical security products continues to grow and the demand for interoperability heightens, standards like ONVIF’s become increasingly important in integrations between multi-brand devices and clients and between physical security and other types of IP-based systems.”Profile conformant products Qian Zhou is a Senior Engineer in the Industry Marketing & Solution Department for Huawei and is the ONVIF Use Case Working Group Chair, an internal committee charged with developing real-world use cases in response to current market demand. Tim Shen is the Marketing Director at Dahua Technology USA, where he manages marketing strategies and inside sales, overseeing marketing communication, channel marketing, graphic design, and content creation.Founded in 2008, ONVIF now consists of nearly 500 member companies in six continents and more than 7,000 Profile conformant products. With Profile S for streaming video; Profile G for recording and storage; Profile C for physical access control; Profile Q for improved out-of-the-box functionality, and the Release Candidate Profile A for access control configuration, ONVIF continues to work with its members to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions ONVIF conformant products can provide. Save
More than 57 senior technical experts representing state-of-art IP-based manufacturers from around the world attended the event Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China recently hosted the 13th ONVIF Developers' Plugfest. Participation from around the world The 13th ONVIF Developer’s Plug-fest was held at Dahua Headquarters in Hangzhou, China from November 11th to 13th. More than 57 senior technical experts representing state-of-art IP-based manufacturers from around the world attended this testing event. As a full member of ONVIF, Dahua was honoured to host this important annual event. ONVIF is a non-profit, leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products that was founded in 2008. Its members include manufacturers, systems integrators, end users, members of the security media, specifies and other security professionals. The ONVIF standard currently addresses IP video surveillance and access control. The Plugfest consisted of two parts: peer-to-peer testing and user scenario testing. This format enabled manufacturers to test devices for conformance to the ONVIF standard and also provided a chance to simulate a real-world operation environment for testers. For example, the testing included testing interoperability between multiple brands’ devices operating at the same time as one system, working together. Interoperability testing As a full member of ONVIF, Dahua Technology tested both devices and clients for conformance with Profile S, Profile G and Profile Q. During the three-day testing, the manufacturers present tested their systems’ interoperability with Dahua’s systems. The test results show that both Dahua clients and servers conform to the ONVIF Network Interface Specification Set, version 2.4.2, and also that Dahua front-end and storage devices can support recording control, search, replay, and many other functions with conformance to Profile G. Dahua’s devices are also capable of supporting extended features such as video analytics and OSD in addition to basic features such as video, PTZ, event and live streaming. “At the 13th ONVIF Developers’ Plug-fest, several manufacturers tested devices and clients for conformance to three profiles: Profile S, Profile G and Profile Q. This is a reflection of the growing adoption of ONVIF’s standards in the market,” said Takahiro Iwasaki, Chairman of ONVIF’s Technical Services Committee Taskforce, Developers’ Plugfest. “The Client Test Tool Clinic that was held during the event was also popular with client manufacturers, who were able to speak with our CTT vendor directly and ask any questions they may have had about the tool.” “IP is the key point of development for Dahua now and in the future and we are happy to share our experience and knowledge with ONVIF,” said Tim Shen, Marketing Director at Dahua Technology. “Dahua is more than just a member of ONVIF – we are devoting ourselves to being a positive influence in the industry that can help bring standardisation to a new level.”
The latest in video surveillance equipment at ISC West this week is reflected by the numbers you hear repeatedly on the show floor, numbers like 4K and H.265. Big players like Panasonic have joined the 4K bandwagon in a big way. Sony introduced a 4K camera with a larger sensor size (1-inch) to increase light sensitivity, displaying the better view alongside a “Brand X” competitor in the Sony booth. “Sharper and smarter” Promoting a theme of “sharper and smarter,” Avigilon is combining higher resolution cameras with video analytics, and introduced the PRO 5K camera providing a 16 megapixel image, along with a 4K (8 megapixel) camera. The cameras ship with “self-learning analytics technology” as standard, and work with Avigilon Control System 5.6 to offer new intelligent motion search and other features. Avigilon also introduced a 7K camera (featuring 30 million pixels), combined with High Definition Stream Management (HDSM); and also added a 6K (24 megapixel) camera. Avigilon’s LightCatcher technology (image processing) combines with larger pixel sizes (using larger CMOS imagers) to increase low-light sensitivity. Full HD solutions Chinese manufacturer Dahua introduced a line of bullet cameras that use H.265 compression, part of a full H.265 solution for the market, including front end and back end; they introduced the H.265 network video recorder (NVR) at last year’s Essen show in Germany. Dahua is demoing a 4K H.265 camera whose bandwidth needs are only slightly higher than an HD camera using H.264. Dahua is also highlighting the Starlight series network camera, offering low-light functionality and adapting to the needs of the individual scene, whether low-light or wide dynamic range. Dahua’s HDCVI Lite series (analogue HD) offers better resolution and longer transmission distances, leveraging a new chipset, and provides an “economy” solution with 1080p full HD (the DVR will now cost 30 percent less). Dahua’s Eco-savvy 2.0 camera combines better resolution and lower power consumption. Dahua U.S. office announcement Dahua also announced opening of a U.S. office in Los Angeles to enable them to stay closer to existing customers, and provide end-to-end solutions to vertical markets. “We are expanding beyond distribution (of individual products) to a project-based business in vertical markets,” says Tim Shen, Dahua’s overseas marketing director. Multi-sensor cameras Panoramic, multi-sensor cameras are also more popular than ever. In addition to the new model introduced by Axis on Wednesday, Pelco is showing the view from its four-sensor panoramic camera in its booth, and all four images are stitched together perfectly for a complete, seamless and colour-corrected view. Arecont Vision previewed its SurroundVideo G5, a 5 to 20 megapixel four-sensor 180 degree or 360 degree camera, now with remote focus and Arecont Vision’s STELLAR low-light architecture. A new Bosch panoramic indoor camera offers a full 180-degree or 360-degree overview of a particular area with 12 megapixel resolution (one sensor) at 30 frames per second combined with a fish-eye lens. “Pixels need perspective” Signs from Genetec placed around throughout the exhibit hall proclaimed “Pixels need perspective,” thus highlighting Genetec’s role paving the way to use the newer, higher resolution cameras popular this year on the show floor (including 4K, multi-sensor panoramic cameras and higher resolution 360-degree view cameras). Genetec is helping to manage the new cameras’ impact on the network infrastructure, including a new Hardware Acceleration feature on its Security Center Version 5.3, which shifts the “heavy lifting” of image decoding to graphics processors. The approach preserves smooth operation of existing CPU workstations, which are often the last components to be upgraded. Genetec continued to advocate strongly for cloud solutions, including its new CloudLink, an embedded “enabling technology” that allows video and/or access control systems to combine use of the cloud with on-premises equipment, all operating seamlessly together. The new Synergis CloudLink offers such flexibility to Genetec’s access control customers. CloudLink is also part of the company’s video systems and can even be embedded in third-party equipment, including Vivotek cameras (which are already using the technology).
HDCVI 2.0 is now the standard analogue HD interface for surveillance video At ISC West 2015, security video standards organisation the HDcctv Alliance will show visitors that the HDCVI 2.0 standard facilitates migration to 720p/1080p surveillance – and beyond. HDcctv Alliance executive director Todd Rockoff said HDCVI 2.0 is now THE standard analogue HD interface for surveillance video. “HDCVI 2.0 provides the easiest possible migration from legacy NTSC or PAL video to 720p or 1080p surveillance,” he said. “HDCVI 2.0 compliance ensures 100% multi-vendor plug ‘n’ play remote control. HDCVI 2.0 is the only analogue HD solution based on issued patents with a published specification and a rigorous compliance certification methodology.” Future versions of HDCVI 2.0 The Alliance is also already looking ahead, and has developed a roadmap for the subsequent versions. When the next-generation HDCVI 3.0 standard is introduced, it will provide for cost-effective 4K surveillance video transmission, while remaining backwards compatible with HDCVI 2.0. The HDCVI 2.0 standard in final preparation has been adopted by a number of semiconductor manufacturers, including California-based Exar, who will feature on the Alliance’s booth, alongside surveillance equipment manufacturing powerhouse Dahua and fast-growing American security brand Gen IV. HDCVI 2.0 compatible recorders: Dahua is a world-leading advanced video surveillance solution provider and the inventor of HDCVI technology, and will demonstrate the HDCVI 2.0-compliant, versatile eight-channel DVR HCVR7208A-S2 during ISC West, as well as the HDBW2220R-Z fixed camera. Exar product demonstrations: Exar delivers high performance mixed-signal integrated circuits and advanced subsystem solutions to the video surveillance market. The company will showcase its portfolio of HD video surveillance products, including new PCIe DVR add-in cards for both 960H and HDCVI cameras, as well as new IP and HDCVI camera modules. Exar’s commitment to the HDcctv Alliance and the global HDCVI standard continues with two new video processors for HDCVI encode and decode in addition to the camera modules and DVR add-in cards. "HDCVI 2.0 is the only analogue HD solution based on issued patents with a published specification and a rigorous compliance certification methodology.” Tim Shen, Director of Overseas Marketing at Dahua, said: “Dahua is delighted to participate in the HDcctv Gallery at ISC West 2015. As more and more semiconductor manufacturers adopt the technology, it is increasingly clear that the HDCVI 2.0 standard is the security industry's only real choice for analogue HD local-site transport.” Colin Earle, Senior Director, Product Marketing at Exar, said: “ISC West is an outstanding venue to demonstrate Exar’s prowess as a mixed-signal semiconductor company focused on the video surveillance vertical market segment. Our latest HDCVI offerings at both ends of the cable enable our customers to upgrade to true HD video at distances over 500m for their existing coax installed-base.” Zachary Spradlin, Vice President at Gen IV Technology, said: “As America’s first distributor of HDCVI equipment, Gen IV Technology is excited about the progress the HDcctv Alliance is making for the industry. The Alliance has been and will remain instrumental in maintaining interoperability and quality standards in this ever-evolving HD surveillance world. We’re pleased to return as sponsors of the Alliance ISC West demonstration, and we increasingly value our role as Manufacturing Members of the Alliance.” Telecom & Security's BNC connector: “At ISC West we will introduce our brand new BNC connector, the ideal solution for the new 1080p HD analogue cameras..." Also exhibiting on the Alliance booth will be coaxial connectivity products manufacturer Telecom & Security. Giovanni Pugliese, CEO of Telecom & Security, said: “At ISC West we will introduce our brand new BNC connector, the ideal solution for the new 1080p HD analogue cameras. All our connectors work with our patented CaP System technology: one quick, easy and reusable connector for any cable size. CaP System yields optimum results for HDCVI 2.0 transmission.” At ISC West 2015 the HDcctv Alliance will be exhibiting on Booth 4116, where visitors are encouraged to meet Alliance members, see the latest technology in operation, and discover more about the benefits of HDCVI 2.0 ISC West 2015 takes place at Sands Expo, Las Vegas, April 15-17.
Dahua HD network cameras were selected to provide a secured environment for bank’s business and employees AB DNB Bank is part of Norway’s largest financial services group that provides financial services to its customers in 19 countries worldwide. DNB stands for long-term relationship that creates value to its customers, employees, shareholders and society. In addition, the bank has one of the biggest branch networks in Lithuania with 82 branches, and cooperated with SEB VILNIAUS BANKAS bank to operate the largest ATM network in Lithuania. AB DNB Bank is also the third largest bank in the country. In order to safeguard customers, employees and assets, AB DNB bank decides to level up its security system, including its 26 branches throughout Lithuania. The project selected not only network cameras but also NVRs. Dahua’s network cameras for AB DNB Bank include HD network (motorised) IR-bullet cameras and HD WDR network cameras in order to protect every corner of the bank. Dahua network camera features high resolution of the camera images. It features better compression performance to transmit image data efficiently and to reduce storage requirements. Among those IP Cameras, HDBW3300P, full HD vandal-proof network (IR) dome camera is IP66-rated weather-proof and dust-proof which ensures the cameras can withstand even the harshest weather environments. Furthermore, IK10-rated vandal-proof can effectively prevent violent destruction. The products are used in 26 branch offices of AB DNB Bank in Lithuania. Mainly upgrades the most important areas of the bank as desk, counter, lobby and ATMs etc. With the most advanced technology, Dahua DH-NVR4216 Network NVR can provide high-quality video with 1080P real-time live view, so that the staffs can get access to the security status immediately in the surveillance centre. “Security in banking system requires the highest level solution among different verticals,” said Tim Shen, Marketing Director at Dahua Technology. “Dahua’s solution provides the specific features that bank requires, such as WDR, HD as well as real-time playback. With Dahua’s video surveillance system, AB DNB Bank is capable of enhancing its security to provide a secured environment for the business and the employees,” Shen added.
As a professional sourcing destination, Secutech Thailand attracted thousands of local and international visitors Secutech Thailand successfully concluded its fourth edition with 145 exhibitors showcasing the latest safety and security products and technologies. The show, held from 26 – 28 November 2014 at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre, attracted over 3,000 visitors from 22 countries and regions. The show was organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Media Business Ltd and its new partner, Asian Exhibition Services (AES). Additional support came from various Thailand official bodies and industry associations. Opening the event was Mr Mom Rajawongse Sukhumbhand Paripatra, the Bangkok Governor (Bangkok Metropolitan Administration). He discussed Bangkok’s safe city projects and surveillance initiatives, and how they are expanding to other parts of the country. Mr Paripatra commented: “Bangkok has established itself as a hub destination for the MICE industry here in Southeast Asia. There has been no better time than now to welcome the Thailand edition of Secutech, as Bangkok leads the way with safe city infrastructure developments.” Fellow guest Mr Nopparat Maythakulchai, the President of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), agreed by stating: “Secutech Thailand is well established in Thailand, and is set to expand and develop along with the market’s rapid expansion. TCEB has been pleased to support the show’s organisers in developing their global marketing campaign through exhibitions to reinforce Thailand as the regional hub for their events.” Mr John Shi, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt New Era Media Business Ltd, further noted: “As Thailand’s political environment is becoming more stable, government-funded infrastructure and transportation projects are resuming after a pause last year. Effective city surveillance, smart access controls, safety and security are major focuses that will lead to a surge in the demand for high-quality related products and integrated solutions. Secutech Thailand serves as a holistic platform where engineers, system integrators and importers can connect with overseas exhibitors. As a result, they can learn about and acquire next-generation technologies.” Industry professionals regard show as a networking and trade hub Recognised as a premier trade networking and trade hub for Thailand’s security industry, exhibitors from 16 countries and region joined to display their solutions over 3,000 sqm of fairground space. For returning exhibitor, Dahua Technology Co Ltd from China, the fair offered an important opportunity to broaden their business network in Thailand. Mr Tim Shen, Marketing Director for the company’s Overseas Business Centre, shared: “Dahua entered the Thailand market a few years ago and we see the potential for new projects in the public sectors. Secutech Thailand 2014 has attracted a larger crowd of local visitors than the last edition. On the show’s first day, we acquired a number of contacts from professionals and industry insiders. This forming of more partnerships and dealerships is imperative for promoting our brand and extending our network.” "Secutech Thailand 2014 has attracted a larger crowd of local visitors than the last edition" Leadtek Research Inc from Taiwan was a first-time exhibitor, and specialises in integrated security and data management solutions for hospitals and healthcare centres. Mr Kevin Tay, Sales Manager in the Broadband Communication Product Business Unit, expressed: “With the growing trend of medical tourism in Thailand, we noticed that the demand for intelligent solutions in hospital and healthcare centres is increasing. It is the right time for us to enter the market, so we decided to participate in Secutech Thailand. We are hoping to network with local industry players, and we are delighted that Taiwanese products are well-received by local professionals. We are always busy dealing with enquiries during the show. Hopefully we can close distributorships with the new leads generated here. The results are satisfying and we will consider exhibiting at the fair again.” Fellow exhibitor, Coretech Corporation Co Ltd, is a leading supplier of comprehensive security products and solutions. Coretech took part in various large-scale public facilities projects, one of which involved the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. Mr Nuttawaj Chieobangyang, the company’s CEO, shared: “Secutech Thailand is popular among local security industry professionals, making it a must-attend event for us. We have exhibited at Secutech Thailand many times and it is always a remarkable occasion for meeting new customers, existing partners and end-users. This year, Coretech presented a full series of IP cameras and visitors are very much interested in our showcase. Here, we hope to promote not only our concepts and products, but also the importance of security in domestic and industrial sectors. We are happy with the results so far and look forward to participating in the next edition.” As a professional sourcing destination, Secutech Thailand attracted thousands of local and international visitors. Among attendees was A2MG from Hong Kong, an exporter of security products to Europe and Africa. Mr Arnaud Keyren, Trade Agent for A2MG, came to Bangkok solely for Secutech Thailand. He said: “I came to source CCTV products, such as IP cameras and NVR from suppliers in China, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. I also want to learn more about the market and how it will develop in the near future. At the fair, I have met some manufacturers and suppliers which I am already quite familiar with who carry some interesting products that I am interested in. The fair is effective for sourcing since I can meet them under one roof.” Mr Kiatchai Chirapornsuk, Senior Product Development Manager at Computer Union Co Ltd from Thailand, was also impressed with the fair. He noted: “My clients are mainly from the banking sector. They are demanding high-quality surveillance systems, access controls and related security products. I came to source new IP-based solutions needed to upgrade my customers’ existing analog systems. I am interested in products from China, Taiwan and other overseas countries, where the markets are more mature. I have acquired some good contacts and it is highly possible that I will “The fair is certainly helpful to our business since it gathers all important industry players in one place" place orders after the show. This trip was fruitful and I will attend the show again.” Global Digital Surveillance Forum (GDSF) Thailand delivered market intelligence The annual GDSF Thailand was held alongside Secutech Thailand on 26 November, adding value to participants’ experience. Leading brands were invited to share the latest news and their opinions on market trends. These brands included Hayagriva, Hikvision, Osram, WD and others. Mr Adam Zhan, Asia Business Team Project Manager of Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd (China) in Thailand, held a presentation on his company’s latest Video Management Software (VMS) for CCTV systems. He mentioned: “The fair is certainly helpful to our business since it gathers all important industry players in one place. GDSF Thailand offered us a chance to promote our VMS, which potentially brings more convenience to end-users from different industry sectors. I hope to start thought-provoking discussions among attending system integrators and potential partners, so we can exchange ideas on how we can meet their expectations and demands with our technologies and services. The results have been positive.” Seminar attendee Mr Kyaw Lwin Oo, Managing Director of May Tech (Myanmar) Co Ltd, affirmed that he gained a wealth of knowledge from the event. He noted: “The presentations were informative and I am particularly impressed by the session with Hayagriva. It talked about the implementation of their face recognition technology in CCTV systems and their newly launched mobile application which generates smart incident reports. All the technologies presented were new to me, and I am pleased to have learned more about the brand's concepts and latest innovations. The seminar has been helpful to my business.” The next edition of Secutech Thailand is scheduled to take place from 25 – 27 November 2015 once again at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC).
The HDCVI Gen II camera features high performance sensor and Dahua in-house chipset DH5000 Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China introduced HDCVI Gen II cameras, taking a step up into HD over Coax 2.0 era. “HD over Coax 2.0 is a concept but also a fact that Dahua plays a leading role in HD analogue innovation,” said Tim Shen, Marketing Director at Dahua Technology. “The inspiring market acceptance and feedback drive us to keep innovative to bring out more benefits to the market.” HDCVI Gen II camera features high performance sensor and Dahua in-house chipset DH5000, which combines Image Signal Processor (ISP) and TX chipset, rendering an impressive performance improvement. The new cameras can not only provide clear and crisp images at 1080p and 720p, but also an outstanding night visual effect. Moreover, their wider dynamic range can better cope with places of strong lighting contrast. Meanwhile, Gen II inherits convenient functions of previous HDCVI models, such as HD/SD switch and OSD menu. As for camera types, in addition to the fixed lens cameras, the CVI family adds 2.7mm to 12mm motorised (-Z) and vari-focal (-VF) series this time to further meet the market demand. As for motorized ones, which have been expected for a long time by the market, Dahua adopts optimized algorithm to realize faster and more accurate focus for instant and convenient adjustment. On top of that, there are seven models in total in various designs, including eye-balls, IR-bullet and domes with IP66 waterproof and IK10 vandal-resistance helps cameras to withstand strict environment condition and sabotages. HDcctv Allinace HDCVI 2.0 standard is based on HDCVI technology, which is to say, Dahua dedicates to a 100% sure plug ‘n’ play remote control of any camera from any compliant DVR among manufacturers. “Dahua advocates interoperability, and the cooperation with HDcctv Alliance accelerates the development to HD, which, undoubtedly, helps our growing customer to enjoy more of the benefits of HD surveillance,” Shen added. The latest HDCVI family will be displayed at Security China 2014 from 28th October to 1st November. Visitors are encouraged to have a hand-on operation and face-to-face communication to enjoy real and easy analogue HD solution.
The first certified HDcctv 2.0-compliant products will be shown by Dahua and Shany Surveillance video standards organisation the HDcctv Alliance will host a technology and product Gallery at Security China 2014, in Beijing October 28-31. The first certified HDcctv 2.0-compliant products will be shown by Dahua and Shany. Intersil and Semtech will demonstrate long-reach solutions considered for the HDcctv DT 3.0 standard. The HDcctv 2.0 standards – ratified in February 2014 – have been developed and agreed for HD surveillance equipment designed to deliver high-fidelity HD video within secured buildings. The specialised HD transport solutions codified by the HDcctv standards deliver significant advantages in surveillance applications, with 100% multi-vendor plug ’n’ play (PnP) capabilities, including control over cable. HDCVI 2.0 (previously known as HDcctv AT 2.0) equipment delivers HDTV signals over any legacy CCTV coaxial cabling, along with PnP remote control capability, while HDcctv DT 2.0 (Digital Technology) equipment adds PnP remote control up-the-coax to the underlying bit-perfect HDcctv 1.0 format. In the HDcctv Gallery shared by Alliance Members at Security China 2014, Dahua and Shany will demonstrate HDCVI 2.0-compliant cameras plugging and playing with a compliant DVR. Intersil and Semtech will showcase new, HDcctv DT 2.0 and DT 3.0-related technologies and equipment. Telecom & Security will demonstrate its uniquely cost-effective cable termination solutions. Todd Rockoff, HDcctv Alliance executive director, said: “Support for the HDcctv local-site transport standards has made HD surveillance as reliable, as convenient, and as affordable as sub-HD surveillance. The migration to HD surveillance is taking place practically overnight, thanks to the specialised local-site transport technologies transforming our industry. Security China 2014 is the largest trade show in the history of the surveillance equipment industry and a fitting venue to demonstrate the first-ever 2.0-compliant products.” "Support for the HDcctv local-site transport standards has made HD surveillance as reliable, as convenient, and as affordable as sub-HD surveillance" The Alliance has made the decision to adopt “HDCVI 2.0™” as the compliance mark for HDcctv AT 2.0 in order to provide buyers with a simple guide to PnP interoperability. At its press conference during the show the Alliance will reveal the winners of its awards for innovation and compliance certification leadership, as well as unveiling an important commercial announcement. The Alliance will further deliver a keynote presentation on ‘The Global Battle for the HD Surveillance Local-Site Transport Market’ as part of the China International Security Forum. The seminar will be held in Room 2F W201 at 10.15am on Wednesday, October 29. Companies exhibiting on the HDcctv Alliance stand at Security China 2014 include: Dahua - A world-leading advanced video surveillance solution provider and the inventor of HDCVI technology. The company’s product portfolio includes a full system series of front-end, back-end, and display equipment, as well as software and intelligent traffic solutions. Dahua will demonstrate the new HCVR7808S ‘tribrid’ DVR, an 8-channel DVR that supports HDCVI, analogue, or IP video inputs on each channel. Shany – A leading supplier of surveillance cameras. At Security China, Shany will demonstrate PnP with three HDCVI 2.0-compliant camera models on the various ports on an HDCVI 2.0 DVR. Shany will also demonstrate PnP with an HDcctv DT camera on the various ports of an HD-SDI DVR. Intersil - A global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductors for HDcctv cameras and DVRs, delivering a variety of high-performance digital HD solutions. Intersil will demonstrate long-distance digital transmission capabilities. Semtech – A leading supplier of high-quality analogue and mixed-signal semiconductor products. At Security China, Semtech will demonstrate their next generation of long reach, low cost DT transmitter and Quad receiver chip sets, with integrated HD-VLC, providing unprecedented levels of cable reach performance, and enabling long-distance transmission of high quality all-digital HD. Telecom & Security – An innovative manufacturer of coaxial connectivity products for the coaxial cable-based installations. T&S will demonstrate unique, easy-to-use cable terminator technology. The Alliance has made the decision to adopt "HDCVI 2.0™" as the compliance mark for HDcctv AT 2.0 in order to provide buyers with a simple guide to PnP interoperability Tim Shen, Director of Overseas Marketing at Dahua, said: “We are witnessing a historic transition for our industry. Today is Day One! It may take 6 to 9 months before a full range of 2.0-compliant cameras, DVRs, and accessories is available worldwide through distribution: we must certify each individual product as compliant, implement any adjustments required to achieve compliance in our manufacturing line, re-label the housings and gift boxes, update our websites and collateral, and help customers, as well as our own sales force, to transfer their love of CVI to a love of HDCVI 2.0. There is also an obvious educational process which needs to take place throughout the Industry over the coming months. ” Gareth Heywood, Market Segment Manager at Semtech, said: “We are proud to have contributed to opening the market for specialised HD transport solutions through our pioneering work with HD-SDI and HDcctv 1.0 and our early support for the HDcctv Alliance. Semtech is committed to delivering innovative technology and solutions for the next generation of all-digital HD surveillance video transmission.” Raman Sargis, Product Line Director at Intersil, said: “Intersil is committed to providing digital solutions for HD surveillance local-site transport that deliver higher quality video transmission than alternative solutions. The power of the HDcctv standards lies in the ability of our customers to show that their compliant products meet performance expectations, and interoperate. The video surveillance market has historically relied on equipment from a wide range of suppliers interoperating with one another. With the rapid growth of HD surveillance, it is imperative for the deployed technologies to also interoperate seamlessly between different equipment suppliers. HDcctv standards are the foundation for interoperability and we’re committed to continued participation and contribution to the Alliance.” At Security China 2014 the HDcctv Alliance will be exhibiting in the international hall on stand E1Y39, where visitors are encouraged to meet Alliance members, see the latest HDcctv technology in operation, and discover more about the benefits of HDcctv 2.0. Also, Alliance executive director Todd Rockoff will be presenting “The Battle for the HD Local-Site Transport Market” in room 2F W201 at 10:15am – 10:35am on Wednesday, 29th of October. To book a meeting at Security China, or simply to find out more about HDcctv 2.0, email: email@example.com. Security China 2014 takes place at China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing, October 28-31.
Highlighting China’s Video Surveillance Giants, this is the second in a series of articles on the growing international presence of China’s top three video surveillance/CCTV companies. Check out articles on Hikvision and Uniview, which are also part of the series. Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. is a Chinese video company with roughly 75 percent of its revenue coming from the huge domestic Chinese market. The rest reflects Dahua’s growing international presence in the video surveillance/CCTV market. Dahua's technology breakdown for overseas in 2014 is about 20 percent analogue, 50 percent IP, and 30 percent HDCVI, which is a new higher-definition analogue system catching on especially in the Southeast Asia and Latin American markets. Dahua standard for HD video transmission: HDCVI Developed in-house by Dahua, HDCVI (High Definition Composite Video Interface) is a standard for HD video transmission over coaxial cable that allows long-distance HD transmission at a lower cost. The technology can render either 1080p or 720p formats to provide megapixel and uncompressed image quality. Dahua introduced the concept of HDCVI about two years ago, and the first products shipped last September (2013). The newer technology, which provides HD quality using existing UTP cabling, is also catching on in Europe, especially Germany, Spain and Italy, where HDCVI provides an easy way to upgrade from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) using existing infrastructure. Dahua’s HDCVI fibre transceivers, matrixes and converters enable the technology to leverage fibre optic cabling to transmit signals in large-scale and longer distance scenarios. HDCVI has been embraced by the HDcctv Alliance, a non-profit, global consortium that develops and promotes HDcctv standards. HDCVI has been proven reliable and workable and Dahua has completed several HDCVI projects around the world Tim Shen, marketing director, Overseas Business Center, Dahua Technology, says that testing has confirmed the good HD performance and image quality of HDCVI, which provides the benefits of HD but is more affordable than IP solutions. Although the market share is low, HDCVI is growing, says Shen. The industry has definitely noticed the new HD alternative, which Dahua has been promoting for five to seven months as an available, affordable solution for analogue HD. “We are showing the options and solutions to the market. Meanwhile, we hold an open attitude to manufacturers to use HDCVI technology,” says Shen. In general, HDCVI's ease of installation makes it preferred in regions of the world that have a less-skilled base of installers, says Shen. The technology also lends itself to small and medium sized applications, especially if the video system does not need to integrate with other systems. It's an easy install in the casino and banking markets, for example. HDCVI has been proven reliable and workable and Dahua has completed several HDCVI projects around the world. Dahua has shipped "more than 1.5 million" HDCVI units to date, says Shen. “We have a clear roadmap of HDCVI and believe the technology will have greater acceptance in the world,” says Shen. Promoting IP surveillance and 4K camera technology On the IP side, Dahua has been involved in many large citywide projects. Dahua is also among the leaders in emergence of new 4K camera technology in the IP market, and is shipping its first 4K units in August (2014). Incorporating 4K into HDCVI is also in the supplier’s technology roadmap. Highlighting the company’s investment in new technologies, Dahua has over 3,000 research and development (R&D) engineers working at its headquarters. The company’s development of HDCVI reflects its commitment to technology leadership. The latest IHS Research market share report places Dahua as number two in the global market, right behind Hikvision, another giant Chinese manufacturer, and ahead of perpetual industry leader Axis. In all, Dahua sells video equipment into 140 countries. The latest IHS Research market share report places Dahua as number two in the global market, right behind Hikvision Shen rejects any talk in the market about Chinese cameras having lower quality. “If we were low quality or offered bad service, why would people buy?” he asks. Shen says Dahua and the other top Chinese camera manufacturers are working to overcome the lower-quality stereotype of Chinese products. “We are the exception,” he says. “Many of manufacturers are improving a lot.” Dahua has increased its presence at global trade shows, with large exhibits at ISC West 2014 in Las Vegas and IFSEC in London. Shen says the company attended IFSEC because of the large number of European customers visiting the show. Dahua’s higher profile is intended to reflect the Chinese manufacturer’s commitment to support either its OEM or channel partners and to provide better service. Dahua plans to set up a support office in the United States to sustain sales through its OEM/distribution agreements. The facility will include stepped up technical support and a delivery warehouse, says Shen, and it will also support sales of Dahua-branded products in Canada.
Smartwares Security will add Dahua HDCVI products to its portfolio Dahua HDCVI Academy officially has Smartwares Security as its distribution partner. As HDCVI reveals a new chapter, offering the industry with a new HD solution, and in a heritage way, HDCVI provides high definition quality at analogue price. HDCVI technology is exact the optimal solution to the market. “Benelux is a very important market to us and Smartwares Security is one of the most influential distributors in the region, its long history and professionalism win the company a good reputation, which is what we appreciate most.” Said Tim Shen, Marketing Director at Dahua Technology. “And we are happy that Smartwares Security made this wise move, I mean, to join the HDCVI academy, we will definitely go together and do whatever we can to serve the market.” “We are very excited to add Dahua HDCVI products to our portfolio” said Michel Cauwenberghs, Video Product Manager at Smartwares Security. “We are convinced that HDCVI will be the best choice for easy installation of HD or Full HD solutions. Tribrid systems can make it easier for installers to adopt the latest technology in existing analogue systems without re-cabling or other costs to have Full HD implemented. As for end-users, they will get a lot of benefits of HDCVI including much more detailed images and all this at an affordable price similar to analogue systems.”