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Surge protection for security installations: 2017 saw increased investment
Surge protection for security installations: 2017 saw increased investment

In 2017, DITEK saw how power surges from the many natural disasters that took place damaged many businesses. In a natural disaster, or even everyday business operations, a facility’s entire investment in security, life safety and surveillance systems technology can be disabled or rendered useless in a few seconds. Surge protection solutions can mitigate those risks and protect security investments. Proactive approach to risk mitigation Throughout 2017, we also witnessed a change in how enterprises view surge protection, which included how investments are being made in surge protection to protect valuable security, life safety and surveillance systems, while also reducing downtime, manpower costs, liability vulnerabilities, and possibly compliance issues that can force businesses to actually cease operations. Effective security management is about mitigating risks. But risks cannot be mitigated without a proactive approach. Enterprises and integrators, who take the time to assess risk and to develop a strategy to incorporate effective detection, deter and response criteria to protect physical assets will be successful in 2018. 2018 and beyond That strategy includes designing surge protection into new security systems, while also adding surge protection to existing systems. Enterprises and security integrators who implement a surge protection strategy during security planning processes – or after – will be exercising prevention and mitigation, and they will be successful in 2018 and beyond.  Surge protection devices have an untapped potential for enterprise surveillance and security systems In 2017, Ditek continued to offer security end users a solid surge protection solution. We also successfully educated system integrators, who are seeking value-added products or services to incorporate into their portfolios, on the importance of surge protection devices. Educating security integrators We believe that surge protection devices have an untapped potential for enterprise video surveillance and security systems, because they can and do meet safety and security challenges that have been rarely identified in the past. We are looking forward to 2018, when we will continue to develop new surge protection products – including a new product engineered to protect up to twelve individual fuel dispensers, which is critical to the financial operation of convenience stores. We will also continue to educate security integrators about the importance of including surge protection in the design/build RFP, to not only secure an enterprise’s valuable security equipment, but also to help integrators to differentiate their capabilities and knowledge from the competition.

Adaptive transmission systems evolve with advanced communications
Adaptive transmission systems evolve with advanced communications

The security market in 2016 saw an uptick in the economy, the introduction of new technologies, increased compliance requirements in key verticals, and rising concerns over the need for greater security. Users interested in upgrading or deploying new systems consistently chose networked system platforms. This trend further drove the demand for adaptive transmission solutions as a means of repurposing existing analogue infrastructure to accommodate IP devices on a networked platform. As this migration accelerated, product feature sets continued to evolve with the inclusion of advanced communications that let you monitor, control and report power/diagnostics from anywhere. These new products have also helped to stimulate new business opportunities for integrators by expanding their service offerings to include remote monitoring of these devices as a new source of recurring monthly revenue (RMR). PoE and adaptive transmission solutions In last year’s 2016 forecast, we discussed the integration trend and how PoE and adaptive transmission solutions with network communications were rapidly gaining traction and market share. As the year progressed, the trend increased with customers migrating towards systems that provided more data, faster transmission rates and more versatility, and accessibility anytime from anywhere. Altronix responded with more advanced product solutions. This growing trend makes it more critical than ever for the core power and transmission infrastructure that make up the foundation of these systems to include network communications for true integration. As effective and efficient as integrated IP systems have become, the cost to upgrade or install new networked systems can be prohibitive. In 2017, security professionals will require expanded options to capitalise on existing infrastructure while accommodating IP devices with new levels of performance. These new products will greatly reduce installation and maintenance costswhen deploying orupgrading systems We will see the introduction of new products that offer greater levels of integration with bundled capabilities such as PoE, network switches, versatile adaptive transmission capabilities to accommodate different types of cabling, greater bandwidth and speed, and management capabilities. These new products will greatly reduce installation and maintenance costs when deploying or upgrading systems. Altronix 2016 business overview Altronix’s evolution as a designer and manufacturer of versatile power supplies and accessories – and the addition of innovative PoE and adaptive transmission solutions with network communications – was significant in 2016. We have continued to deliver new products incorporating advances in power and communication technologies that solve real-world installation issues with the highest levels of performance and cost-efficiency. One of the most significant technologies contributing to our extensive portfolio of power and adaptive transmission products is our innovative LINQ™ Technology, which provides remote control of power, along with monitoring and reporting of diagnostics from anywhere you have internet access. LINQ completes the network communication cycle for networked systems by providing true integration for power supply and adaptive transmission products that are the foundation of every system. Altronix will continue to design, manufacture and introduce new power and adaptive transmission solutions in 2017 that live up to our longstanding reputation for outstanding quality, performance and reliability. See the full coverage of 2016/2017 Review and Forecast articles hereSave Save

Extenders convert media for longer video distance runs
Extenders convert media for longer video distance runs

IP/PoE systems eliminate the need for local power, thus saving installation costs Cost considerations are an important reason to use existing installed cable as part of a new system infrastructure. Extenders in the form of media converters can help. For almost three decades, video surveillance systems existed in the form of analogue systems. Video coaxial cable was the primary method of transmission with a limited distance of about 750 feet. Analogue systems required separate power supply located at each security camera site. Today, new technology often solves one problem and creates another. Internet Protocol/Power over Ethernet (IP/PoE) systems eliminate the need for local power supply, thus saving installation costs. The drawback is the restriction to only 328 feet and the required use of Cat 5e or above cable. Extended transmission distance So tens of thousands of video surveillance cameras are waiting to be converted to IP, and have been transmitting over coax at distances two-and-a-quarter-times greater than the Ethernet limit. The advent of extenders helps to solve this problem. In addition, the use of extenders for Cat cable and even single-pair alarm wire helps to add to the types of IP/PoE conversions while extending distance as far as three thousand feet. Tens of thousands of camerasare waiting to be converted to IP,and have been transmitting overcoax at distances two-and-a-quarter-times greater than theEthernet limit Considerations while using extenders Use of extenders requires taking several considerations into account. First and most important is a careful reading of specifications. A statement can be true while not applying to your applications. Let’s take IP/PoE transmission over coax as an example. A manufacturer’s product can state it has this feature and will meet your transmission requirement of X number of thousand feet. However, a careful reading reveals that achieving this requires RG 6 cable while you have RG 59 installed. You need to maintain a 100Mbps bandwidth and provide your cable with 12.95 watts of power. But as both bandwidth and power decrease with distances obtainable from many types of extensions, you realise that both are much less at the extended distance you require. In short, just depending on a product to make a simple specification statement is not enough when it comes to infrastructure considerations and especially with regards to extenders. Save Save

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BWA DiSCAN PTZ robot analyses video content from various panoramic cameras
BWA DiSCAN PTZ robot analyses video content from various panoramic cameras

The BWA DiSCAN PTZ robot is a compact speed dome system that analyses video content from multiple highly sensitive panoramic cameras providing real time PTZ intruder tracking. Equipped with an unobtrusive housing, it has been designed for continuous 24/7 operation under minimum street lighting. An integrated emergency power supply is available as an option. A detection radius of 50 to 120 meters can be achieved depending on the number and viewing angles of the internal cameras in the system. This allows for the control of an area of as large as one hectare (2.5 acres) with a single observation unit. The resolution of the visual coverage corresponds to a CCTV camera distance of roughly three to five meters. The optical system is preconfigured and ready for immediate deployment. It can also be modified to match local conditions for providing more efficient in securing extended or asymmetrical areas through varying camera angles.An integrated H.264 encoder allows for capacity-saving FIFO video recording on up to two independent NAS units (Network Attached Storage) while simultaneously recording on an optional internal mini-SDHC card. With internal storage installed, full triplex DVR functionality via LAN is supported. An additional analogue video output allows for easy integration with CCTV equipment such as a spot monitors or DVRs.

Leading European multibrand distributor VIDEOR confirms its attendance at IFSEC 2009
Leading European multibrand distributor VIDEOR confirms its attendance at IFSEC 2009

  VIDEOR, one of the leading European Multibrand Distributors at IFSEC 2009VIDEOR will be an exhibitor at IFSEC in Birmingham again in 2009. But with more this time: VIDEOR will increase its booth area by a good 40% to cater better for its new concept. Designed as a lounge, the extended area offers much room to discuss current products and, of course, product innovations in a cosy atmosphere away from the hurly-burly from the fair. And the continuously growing product portfolio gives enough to talk about: just a short time ago another important supplier was won over with Sony which perfectly expands the multibrand portfolio. Over twenty brands are now covered by the VIDEOR product range, which includes the ideal product for nearly every application: AGNeovo, Aimetis, Axis, Basler, Bosch, BWA, Dallmeier, Derwent, eneo, Fujinon, Fujitsu, GE Security, Heitel, JVC, Lumenera, Netavis, NITEK, OT Systems, Pelco, Raytec, Salesmark, Sentech, Sony and Tamron. A clear company positioning as one of the leading European Multibrand Distributors for Video Security Products.Michael Haas, VIDEOR Managing Director for the Sales, Marketing and Purchasing Divisions said on this: "Europe is our most important market. Therefore attendance at a trade fair with international dimensions is fully natural for us. We want to be on the spot at IFSEC as a reliable local representative for our customers, and of course present ourselves as a strong partner for our brands and suppliers. This can also be seen in our booth concept that is aimed on the one hand at clearly at communication with our customers, and on the other hand it spotlights the significance of our partners on the supplier side."The new positioning of Stand D30 in Hall 5 is also ideal by the way: it cannot be missed as it is placed directly at the main entrance.

BWA highlights at Security 2008
BWA highlights at Security 2008

  BWA at Security 2008 in Essen, GermanyThe industry's top safety trade fair at Essen had been successful and lots of visitors have attended the booth of BWA in order to be informed about the current novelties.A live UMTS video broadcasting directly from the BWA booth with connection to Google Maps had been the highlight.  The new firmware update for the DiREX-Pro recorder does not only allow recording almost at real time but also offered support for USB-GPS receivers.  The video streams had been transferred via 3G/UMTS.  Thanks to the new Multi-Vision software not only the roadmaps of Google Maps but also the satellite images of the fair hall had been accessible online via the T-Mobile HSDPA Internet access.  The efficient video compression as well as the server client broadcasting which had been adapted to narrow strip networks provided for simultaneous monitoring of three other places which had been installed at Munich and Hanover.  All three places had been accessible online via the mobile 3G/UMTS router MR-36 respectively DSL in spite of the unfavorable fair conditions.The public's reaction to the product presentation of the DiREX-M.SD had been positive.  We are working on it under intense pressure to launch the new compact real time recorder with full PAL resolution before the end of this year.  We would like to thank our customers for the confidence shown to us - the first production batch is already almost sold out.  Our sales partners are looking forward to receiving your advance orders.As a particular thank you we present you the BWA specials - new special promotion and advantageous offers which provide more service at less cost.  Please find further details on our website.