Analogue Cameras

360 Vision Technology’s ruggedised CCTV cameras facilitate effective temporary surveillance

Fulfilling the demand for rugged build quality and all-round performance, 360 Vision Technology reports that their British designed and manufactured ruggedised CCTV camera technology has seen a rapid increase in demand for use by many leading temporary surveillance equipment manufacturers. “As the applications for video surveillance expand and the requirements for CCTV in diverse areas increases, temporary surveillance is fast becoming a security industry growth sector,” says 360 Vi...

Hanwha Techwin Europe collaborates with ADI Global Distribution to promote Wisenet video surveillance solutions

Hanwha Techwin Europe has teamed up with ADI Global Distribution to create a Pan-European marketing campaign to raise awareness and highlight the advantages Wisenet cameras, recording devices and video management software offer to installers and system integrators. The two companies will conduct a wide range of marketing activities including live demonstrations of the comprehensive range of Wisenet video surveillance solutions at roadshows and seminars, the placement of advertisements in leadin...

Eagle Eye Video API Platform augmented to support advanced system integration

Eagle Eye Networks, Inc. has announced the enhancement of the Eagle Eye Video API Platform to support large scale deployments with advanced integration requirements. The Eagle Eye API Platform delivers a robust set of enterprise wide APIs for customers’ use in easily integrating storage, analytics, indexing, and 3rd party interfaces with both live and recorded surveillance video. The Eagle Eye Video API Platform can be used for integration, analysis, big data research, or the development...

Viking Electronics’ RAD-1A makes paging as simple as a phone call

The RAD-1A remote access device connects existing paging systems with today’s most common analogue interfaces. “There’s no standard way to page anymore. Advancements in VoIP/SIP and cellular technologies can leave applications wide open, so we made a simple interface to bridge the gap.” – James Catt, Engineer, Viking Electronics, Inc. Security Code feature prevents misdials and unauthorised access The RAD-1A allows users to bring their existing paging system...

IndigoVision introduces Control Center v15.1 for enhanced security

Security needs come in all shapes and sizes. From small to large installations, 10 to 10,000+ cameras, or basic security monitoring to pursuit mode or alarm escalation, there has never been more requirement for a security system to be flexible. Trusted since 1994 by over 15,000 installations globally, this latest release from IndigoVision gives you flexibility, with realigned software tiers, support for the soon-to-be-released BX130 8/16 Channel Encoder which enables easy migration of analogue...

Why surveillance will reach a wider consumer audience in 2018

In 2017 we foresaw the emergence of video surveillance as a service. We also predicted an increase in intelligence in cameras, greater adoption of analytics, and more content aggregation. We saw biometrics taking increasing importance as a measure to prevent massive data breaches. We took on more projects that were larger in scope and size. More implementations involved higher-resolution cameras and longer retention times leading to greater adoption of multi-tier storage. Looking ahead to 2018...

Round Table Discussions

How many megapixels are enough in video surveillance?

Higher pixel count is better. It’s a basic tenet of the video surveillance market, or at least it is the implication as manufacturers continue to tout their latest products offering ever-higher pixel counts. But the reality is more nuanced, as our Expert Panel Roundtable panelists explain this week. Pixel count shouldn’t be seen as an end unto itself, but rather as a factor in determining what camera is applicable to which application. Pixel count is just one factor of several to con...

How can security integrators replace revenue in the age of commoditisation?

As more security equipment categories become commoditised, a previously rich source of income for integrators and installers – markup – is becoming harder to come by. Less expensive products with little to no perceptible value differentiation leave integrators with few options, not to mention the growth of pricing transparency that comes courtesy of the Internet. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Given the increase in commoditised hardware (i.e., lower profit margin...

What are the physical security challenges of “safe cities”?

Cities are increasingly connected using information and communication technologies, a trend often referred to as “smart cities.” In much the same way, “safe cities” initiatives are uniting businesses, city officials, law enforcement and other stakeholders in an effort to maximise the safety of businesses and citizens and to minimise theft and crime. Safe cities programmes seek to leverage a variety of resources, including public-private partnerships, to make urban communi...