Videx, the experts in access control and door entry, has enhanced its popular range of hands free colour video monitors with a new matt black soft touch finish. The monitors, which feature a 7-inch-high resolution colour LCD screen, are now available in both a matt black or satin white finish for a number of Videx’s popular door entry systems. Neil Thomas, National Sales Manager at Videx, said: “Video door entry is a very popular access control choice because it enables a resident t...
Videalert, one of the UK’s suppliers of intelligent traffic enforcement and management solutions, is expanding with the opening of a Mobile Enforcement Vehicle (MEV) engineering hub in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. This new regional hub will house a fully-equipped workshop for fitting out and refurbishing MEVs to meet the increasing demand from the company’s expanding customer base. According to Tim Daniels, Sales and Marketing Director of Videalert: "This new MEV hub will enable us...
ADT Inc., a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, today announced that, in addition to being the exclusive provider of security solutions for Tuesday Morning, it has now entered into a chainwide agreement for an extended service plan that includes maintenance for all security solutions. About Tuesday Morning Tuesday Morning, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a national retail chain established in 1974 specialisin...
Veracity, a global designer and manufacturer of innovative IP transmission products, long-term surveillance storage and an advanced, modular integration platform for Command and Control Centers, is a key sponsor of the IAPSC Annual Conference and will be presenting to the attended delegates in San Diego, CA during the three-day event. Veracity will be promoting VIEWSCAPE, their comprehensive Command and Control system. Featuring an advanced, modular integration platform, VIEWSCAPE gives o...
WAMA is pleased to announce the appointment of Surcomtec Limited as its distributor in Nigeria. Since incorporation, WAMA aims to develop a new CCTV ecosystem in which all participants will enjoy the benefits from the company’s growth. Within one year, WAMA has successfully established distribution networks across different regions around the world, with Nigeria being the latest addition to its global presence. WAMA CCTV technology WAMA is a CCTV technology company incorporated in...
Mobile CCTV manufacturer Revader Security will be demonstrating its new and improved re-deployable cameras and mobile surveillance tower at Security and Policing 2018, taking place at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre on 6-8th March 2018. The specialist security products are engineered to perform highly in harsh environments yet are straightforward to install in virtually any location and can be rapidly repositioned to respond to changing security demands. Power opt...
Custom Consoles reports sustained high demand for technical furniture across the broadcast and wider engineering control markets. The past year alone has included major projects for RTL City in Luxembourg, RT's new production studios in Paris, EVS in Liège, TV3 in Dublin, Netherlands-based virtual reality studio Miraga3D and the London studios of satellite broadcaster Al Sharqiya. Custom Consoles also marked its 21st anniversary year with the introduction of the EditOne-Radio desk. "We are seeing growing investment right across the broadcast media business as it responds to the opportunities created by technical advances such as IP-based interfacing, 4K ultra-high definition, high dynamic range and IPTV streaming," stated Custom Consoles's Sales Manager Gary Fuller. "Demand for technical furniture in the broadcast and independent studio sectors remains very strong across Europe, Asia and Australasia.”Completed in partnership with Megahertz, the project was a mix of Module-R and EditDesks plus MediaWalls and MediaPosts Video walls and studio desks "By far our largest project in recent months was for video display walls and very large number of studio desks at the new RTL City building. This was a greenfield-site development with technical facilities on three floors. We designed, manufactured and installed nearly 50 desks, five large MediaWall monitor mounting frames and about 20 standalone MediaPosts." "Our systems integration partner in the project, Broadcasting Centre Europe, made a very careful study of the available furniture products before choosing Module-R and EditOne desks. Samples were sent for evaluation and we also provided constructive ideas based on the high level of design flexibility made possible by combining elements within the Module-R product range.” "We also completed a large-scale studio furniture project for global television news network RT. Located in Paris, this new facility was equipped with two master control rooms, engineering and audio control, audio post-production, two dubbing suites, an Avid ProTools suite, five edit suites, and a graphics suite. Completed in partnership with Megahertz, this was a mix of Module-R and EditDesks plus MediaWalls and MediaPosts.”EditOne-Radio can be configured to match a wide range of audio production environments SteelBase-Lite series "In the wider engineering control sector, we provided desks from our SteelBase-Lite series for a CERN control room assigned to heavy magnet testing. This was our second major order from CERN following the selection of SteelBase and Steelbase-Lite for the LHCb control room and cryogenics control room in 2016." "At IBC 2017, we introduced the EditOne-Radio desk for use in radio interview suites, presentation studios and voiceover booths," adds Custom Consoles Managing Director Neil Reed. "EditOne-Radio can be configured to match a wide range of audio production environments including live radio broadcasting. Developed from our established EditOne edit suite desk, it shares the same modern styling and goes beyond traditional studio furniture construction by using sculpted MDF support panels rather than metal legs." "Studio guest work surfaces can be attached to the left or right side of the EditOne-Radio desk, or on both sides, bridging across to an optional pedestal accommodating up to 11 rack units of equipment."
PSA the world’s largest systems integrator cooperative announced that Glenn Bill, speaker, author, serial entrepreneur, and world-class coach, will be featured at PSA TEC as the keynote presenter. His presentation, “Amplify Your Attitude”, will take place on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM during breakfast. All TEC attendees are invited to attend this general session. Glenn Bill is America’s number 1 attitude speaker and is the author of the Amazon’s number 1 International Best Seller ‘The ABC’s of ATTITUDE: Discover the Secret Formula to Achieve Success in YOUR Personal and Business Life’, ‘Increase Your Emotional Intelligence’ and ‘GET ATTITUDE’. Glenn Bill is America’s number 1 attitude speaker Empowerment for security professionals He has been featured on FOX News, CBS, ABC, NBC, Business Journal, and other network stations. Most recently he established the University of Attitude which is built upon three pillars; personal growth, empowerment for professionals, and education. Starting out as a real estate agent, Glenn has carved his own path as a business owner, high school sports coach, community leader, and family man. “As professionals within the security industry, it’s important that we take time to do a self-awareness inventory,” said Anthony Berticelli, director of education at PSA. “We are excited to have Glenn Bill join us at TEC to help us amp up our attitudes and focus on how our attitude impacts us, our work, and everyone around us every day. We hope that attendees walk away with the tools to evaluate their attitude and reflect on how to achieve the highest level of success.” Event registration PSA TEC will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Denver, CO on March 12-16, 2018. Event registration is currently open for all systems integration professionals. Space is limited in select sessions, so attendees are encouraged to register early.
Checking security credentials on mobile devices, scalable vector graphics, Application Layer High Availability for customers who require Enterprise grade reliability and License Plate Recognition are among a series of new updates available for Inner Range’s intelligent integrated security solution Integriti. The newest developments are possible with an Integriti V18 software update and are available for new and existing customers immediately. Security staff will be able to check the validity of people’s credentials with a new Sky Reader app, which allows staff to use their mobile phone to read security passes anywhere on site. The newest developments are possible with an Integriti V18 software update and are available for new and existing customers Scalable vector graphics When valid cards are read, corresponding photo ID appears for easy checking and security staff can suspend credentials if need be. Scalable vector graphics are also available to help security staff pin point access points, alarms and systems needing attention. Integriti can automatically zoom into a specific area required without manual scrolling or zooming. Customers can also now run multiple instances of Integriti services at the same time. Controllers and clients automatically connect to available nodes to ensure an ‘always on experience’ minimising costly and /or vulnerable downtime. In addition, license plates can now be used as credentials when used with compatible CCTV systems and the update includes more secure methods of reading data with all Sifer readers able to read EV2 credentials. Customers can also now run multiple instances of Integriti services at the same time Integrated security solution Tim Northwood, General Manager for Inner Range Europe, said: “Integriti is already an advanced/state of the art integrated security solution but we are continually looking for ways to enhance user experience and maintain our place at the forefront of changing technology. These improvements will make life easier for our customers and help them do more, more quickly and more reliably.” Integriti delivers an intelligent integrated security solution ideal for managing and controlling single and multiple sites at local, national and global levels. Integrating with a wide range of third party systems as a PSIM system, Integriti manages not only security, access control and building automation but also people and business continuity processes such as HR, payroll, health & safety and other regulations Business improvement Its advanced reporting functionality enables organisations to gain valuable insight and evidence for business improvement and other core business functions.
Veracity, a provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage and display, returns to Intersec 2018 in Dubai with a larger company presence across three partner booths. Stronger customer relationships Since establishing its new office in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Veracity has developed stronger relationships with its customers, partners and its supply chain across the region, fuelling rapid growth. The office has responsibility for the Middle East, southern Africa and Sri Lanka. The team will be demonstrating the company’s portfolio of Transmission and Storage products during Intersec, which runs from 21st to 23rd of January at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Veracity products on show include COLDSTORE™, a video surveillance storage solution for projects requiring longer-term retention. Its sequential storage system delivers much higher-disk reliability and a 90% power saving over equivalent RAID-based systems. With extended product life time and a much-lower total cost of ownership, COLDSTORE provides all the storage security, system redundancy, performance and regional approvals required by this demanding market.COLDSTORE provides all the storage security, system redundancy, performance and regional approvals required by this demanding market COLDSTORE forms part of TRINITY architecture Offered as a 3U, 150TB unit that uses only 0.4W per Terabyte, COLDSTORE also forms part of the TRINITY™ architecture. This eliminates the need for Network Video Recorder (NVR) servers by allowing IP cameras to record directly to COLDSTORE. TRINITY is currently supported by open-platform cameras from Axis Communications and Hanwha Techwin. Visitors will also see VIEWSCAPE™, the comprehensive command and control system on Veracity’s stand at SA-C34. New to the Middle East market, VIEWSCAPE features an advanced, modular integration platform that gives operators flexible and immediate control over complex surveillance and security functions. VIEWSCAPE includes visual information received from IP and deployable CCTV cameras combined with interactive maps and incident management. Its flexibility adapts to new requirements whilst minimising the challenges of integration with legacy systems. “The increased number of projects which Veracity has been invited to tender on in the past 12 months is proof of how important it was to establish our base here in Dubai,” said David Corson, Group Commercial Director of Veracity. “Our solutions and product reliability for common industry challenges are an important differentiator for both the customer and specifier. A good example of this is the interest and demand for COLDSTORE, our long-term storage solution, in the region.” Learn more about Veracity products at the company stand (SA-C34), and also on Mayflex (S1-D37), Anixter (SA-E33) and CP PLUS (SA-A28).
3xLOGIC, Inc., a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, today announced 3xLOGIC and Sonitrol of Evansville are working to provide highly effective security protection for all of Hutson Inc’s John Deere dealerships located in Kentucky and Tennessee. Hutson Inc. is a John Deere dealership with 13 locations. The initial site Hutson focused on in Paducah, KY, has a display lot of over 88,000 square feet and a building with more than 14,000 square feet—there was a lot of territory to protect. Ensure protection of assets At the Paducah location, Hutson decision-makers wanted to protect their building inside and out, during business hours and after hours. Also, covering a large outdoor area can be especially challenging from a security standpoint. Hutson’s management understood that some customers want to be able to walk the lot and view the tractors and other equipment after hours without being approached by a salesperson, but they needed to ensure their assets would be protected. Sonitrol of Evansville was able to secure the buildings with impact-activated audio on a network-based panel and a video surveillance system from 3xLOGIC. Sonitrol Security Consultant, Andrew Beitler, designed a system with outdoor protection; a burglar and intrusion alarm system; and a verified 3xLOGIC CCTV solution that would work by arming just one keypad, which in turn arms the three combined systems. 3xLOGIC cameras are installed at all 13 locations, inside and outdoors, for a total of more than 100 cameras spread throughout all the dealerships. The video verification alarm function is triggered in two ways: yard cord looped throughout display equipment or motion detection located at fence perimeters. The yard cord system is like extension cords looped through the equipment. When a connection is broken along the cord an alarm is triggered signaling the Sonitrol monitoring station, explained Jim Gilliam, Safety and Compliance Manager for Hutson. Improved security in 13 work locations Hutson has methodically been installing and improving security at their 13 locations for the last number of years. “We’ve had some incidents over the years and the system works great,” said Gilliam. “We can look at the system’s activity log and using the 3xLOGIC Smart Search feature tell exactly where the potential perpetrator came from and the path they took through the yard. When equipment goes missing, we almost always get it back. Our cameras provide us with pictures of the perpetrators as well as images of their vehicles, and of course, when video verification is tripped, we have live monitoring of what is going on. We give that information to the police, which leads to arrests—I’m very happy with the system.” Indoor cameras are focused on cash drawers. “We’ve had incidents with stolen credit cards and we can pick up their faces. Our cameras are synced, so we see them at the cash register, then we can follow them outside to identify their car,” said Gilliam. “Another huge advantage of 3xLOGIC’s video verification and Sonitrol’s live monitoring is to cut down on false alarms. This is critical to freeing up law enforcement to focus on real bad guys, instead of wasting time chasing alarms caused by the wind, animals, or any other false trigger.” Priority verified alarm response “As a Sonitrol franchise, we embrace verified alarm solutions,” said Chris Dingman, Sonitrol of Evansville Operations Manager. “Whether it be the impact-activated audio verification or Sonavision verified video, we believe in the Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response’s initiative.” Gilliam and Hutson continue to upgrade their security; they have installed one 3xLOGIC thermal camera as a beta, and they’re looking to install more. “We’re always looking at more functionality and upgrades. Our display lots and our needs change, but so far, so good—we’re achieving our security objectives with Sonitrol and 3xLOGIC.”
Busy couriers are leaving parcels in bins, in gardens and under cars, Christmas 2017 is the year that the Festive Season arrived by mail order. However, in many cases the deliveries aren't quite getting through, and it's driving customers up the wall. That's the findings of a national CCTV installer which has been collecting tales of customer outrage after couriers and postal workers have failed in the final hurdle – trying to find a safe place for a package when there's nobody at home. Britain spends billions of pounds on Christmas mail order According to Yorkshire-based CCTV.co.uk, people have not only had parcels going missing altogether, but have arrived home to find them in the most ridiculous locations, such as bins, flower pots and under cars. "Britain is spending literally billions of pounds on a Christmas mail order, thanks to the internet," says CCTV.co.uk spokesperson Jonathan Ratcliffe, "But there's growing anger that delivery company just aren't delivering." With British shoppers expected to spend around £25bn online in the run-up to Christmas this year, CCTV.co.uk says that perplexed buyers would like to know where their deliveries are ending up. "We pity the couriers who are putting in long days under extreme pressure from their bosses," says Ratcliffe, so often they've got little choice but to think on their feet to make sure the parcel is delivered. "The trouble is, with limited options, their chosen solution is sometimes not the best." Useful tips to ensure safe deliveries Make arrangements with a friend or neighbour to accept parcels when you're not at home Arrange a safe place with the courier company or postman where parcels can be placed out of sight from passers-by Consider a click-and-collect service and receive your parcels at a neutral location at your convenience "Lost deliveries are incredibly frustrating for shoppers at any time of year," says Ratcliffe, "but it can be made many times worse at Christmas when your kiddie's main present doesn't show up or is completely wrecked. Take a few simple steps and your Festive Season won't be spoiled by a failed delivery."
DUOX, the Fermax 2 Wire digital system using stylish VEO video monitors was the system of choice for DUK Construction LTD responsible for the installation of electrical and security systems in this prestigious new development in South London consisting of 88 apartments and 5 communal entrances together with 13 bike and bin storage areas. DUOX access control system The Fermax system combines the modern innovative 2 wire DUOX access control system with high specification 316 MARINE grade stainless steel door entry panels, laser cut at the Fermax manufacturing facility in Valencia, Spain and specifically designed to meet the needs of the project by integrating a stylish proximity access control reader at each entry point. Networked CCTV also provided by Fermax UK completed the site security and door entry system The system provides ease of access for residents, visitors and trades people as well as offering a host of features for residents using the new DUOX VEO monitor installed in each apartment. As well as its elegant design the VEO monitor complete with handset provides the added PHOTOCALLER feature which enables residents to capture and store images of visitors who have called their apartment from the entrance panel while they were away. Networked CCTV also provided by Fermax UK completed the site security and door entry system. Fermax 2 wire DUOX system System design and onsite technical support by the Fermax engineering and commercial team ensured that the project was completed on time and to specification. DUK Construction project manager commented “The Fermax 2 wire DUOX system was very easy to install and we were given excellent support from Fermax UK in the face of very tight schedules and a number of technical challenges. We are delighted with the system solution provided by Fermax.” If you want to know more about DUOX advantages, download our e-book. Discover the power of digital in 2 wires!
Specified to provide a comprehensive security, health & safety and production management tool, SAIC General Motors Wuling (SGMW), is now operating a Hikvision-based HD surveillance system at one of the world’s newest vehicle manufacturing plants. Established in 2002 by a joint venture and investment between SAIC Motor Corporation Ltd, General Motors and Guangxi Motor Corporation, today, SGMW is an annual producer of 1 million commercial vehicles and passenger cars, including MPVs. To meet its ambitious automotive production plans, SGMW recently opened a third manufacturing plant located in Bekasi, Indonesia. Costing 700 million USD, the new factory is built on a massive 60-hectare site and is expected to contribute to the creation of some 10,000 local jobs, producing its first vehicles under the Wuling brand. Along with the adoption of General Motors’ Global Manufacturing System incorporating an advanced production layout, SGMW’s manufacturing philosophy leverages cutting-edge best practice ideas and management systems that capitalise on its available resources - building competitive value within its business operation. To provide the level of intelligent camera functionality and surveillance management required to meet the demands of the state-of-the-art SGMW factory project, the automotive manufacturer enlisted the help of Hikvision distributor, Prima Inovasi Teknologi. Across the entire site, the Full HD Smart camera network provides effective scene coverage and VCA alarm activation Smart Full HD video surveillance Installed by Autojaya, the 172 Hikvision Full HD smart video surveillance camera-based system was designed from the outset to deliver the best quality of imaging and intelligent functionality required by SGMW. Integrating Full HD capture, recording, decoding and display, the system utilises IP transmission over a local fibre Video Private Network (VPN). Using a mix of Hikvision DS-2DF8223I-AEL 2MP WDR Darkfighter IR PTZ cameras with Smart Tracking & Detection, DS-2CD6026FWD/E-L ultra-low light Smart Darkfighters, DS-2CD4A26FWD-IZ 2MP Smart Low Light cameras and DS-2CD6986F-H 8MP Multi-Imager Panoramic Dome cameras with 180° Horizontal View, the HD camera system supplies ultra-detailed imaging of every key internal and external factory location. Across the entire site, the Full HD Smart camera network provides effective scene coverage and VCA alarm activation, providing HD imaging and automated situation alarm handling for the factory’s vehicle production areas, components warehouse, restaurants, data centre, offices, perimeter fence line, and exit & entry points, via a bespoke ANPR subsystem. PoE devices Along with the HD surveillance cameras, the system uses Hikvision DS-3E1318P-E Web-managed PoE Switches, DS-6916UDI HD Decoders and DS-96128NI-I24 128-channel Super 4K NVRs with up to 12-megapixel resolution recording, multi-format video encoding and HDD hot swappable storage to deliver ‘live’ and ‘recorded’ camera images to the factory’s Control Centre. To maximise the high-level of image detail that the HD cameras deliver, the system’s camera images are displayed on two massive video walls, consisting of multiple Hikvision DS-D2055NL-B LCD HD ultra-slim 55” display monitors. In the event of an incident or anything unusual taking place, the operators can react quickly, and select and review video information for analysis iVMS-5200 enterprise software At the Control Centre, SGMW operatives view the entire factory site on a 3D electronic E-Map render, with intuitive Smart control provided by Hikvision’s iVMS-5200 Enterprise Software. Using the 3D site map, operators can easily locate and select any system camera, and control specific camera live or recorded video, along with video preview of triggered alarms, with their precise locations displayed via graphical icons on the factory E-Map. Using the Enterprise Class Hikvision HD camera-based system, operators can monitor in real-time, every stage of the vehicle production line process in finite detail. In the event of an incident or anything unusual taking place, the operators can react quickly, and select and review video information for analysis and reaction to the case, to keep vehicle production safe, whilst maintaining production and management efficiency. Archived video data monitoring The system’s archived video data can be accessed for use by many factory departments, to provide visual information to remedy specific problems and support improved manufacturing and management efficiency, as well as the factory’s health & safety environment. Vehicular traffic is managed by a separate Hikvision ANPR subsystem with automated Whitelist and Blacklist alarm management, to ensure fast and smooth traffic flow in and out of the factory. Using Hikvision Smart camera VCA alarm functionality, the system has been configured to provide the highest level of protection and safety" ANPR subsystem “The Hikvision surveillance system supports SGMW’s site-wide management needs across many disciplines,” comments Bella, lead engineer of SGMW. “Using the cameras for multi-functional applications enriches the efficiency, security and implementation of best practice management across the whole factory, paying back its initial return on investment and operational value many times.” “The system’s end-to-end unified hardware and software delivers advanced situation awareness of the factory’s personnel, vehicle production line, paint shop, data centre, offices and finished vehicles storage,” explains Mr. Arijanto, Director of Autojaya. “Using Hikvision Smart camera VCA alarm functionality, the system has been configured to provide the highest level of protection and safety for factory personnel, assets and site facilities. Any unauthorised access attempt to the site’s perimeter or internal restricted areas are all covered by the system, offering advanced protection whilst reducing the number of security guards needed.”
In early 2017, the Colombian government made its state-of-the-art Army Aviation Logistics Center (Spanish acronym, CLAVE), fully operational. Designed and built by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, CLAVE is an over 9,000 square meter facility designed to provide support for the transportation, storage, distribution, and security of the Colombian Army’s aeronautical equipment. To comply with international standards for aeronautical logistical activities, the implementation of a high-level security system was required, and this included deploying a complete IP CCTV surveillance system of over 100 cameras to monitor the entire centre and its surroundings. Requirement was for implementing an IP CCTV system that utilises the coaxial wiring in their new facility. However, barriers posed by long reach requirements between the cameras and surveillance control centre, and the financial costs associated with installing IDF closets to support the cameras at distances greater than those supported by standard Ethernet switches (328ft, 100m) – caused CLAVE to seek out a solution based on the principles of the Modern LAN, allowing them to deploy the new IP CCTV system quickly, efficiently, and affordably.Not only did the NVTP solution take the signal and transmit it through the wiring, but it also provided power to the camera" NVT Phybridge CLEER24 The Colombian Army was introduced to the NVT Phybridge CLEER24 (Coax Leveraged Ethernet Extended Reach) managed switch solution, by Colombian distributor SAC. The award-winning CLEER24 solution provides Ethernet and PoE+ over Coax with up to 2,000ft (610m) reach. In just 3 quick and easy setup steps, the plug-and-play switches transformed the cabling into the power-packed IP platform needed to support the new IP cameras for distances up to 2,000ft (610m) – 6Xs farther than standard Ethernet, with no need for costly IDF closets. “In our case where distance limitations were a critical issue, NVT Phybridge made all the difference when other solutions on the market could not,” said Paula Rosana Murillo, Business Development Coordinator at SAC. “Not only did the NVTP solution take the signal and transmit it through the wiring, but it also provided power to the camera.” Cost-saving security solution CLAVE was able to smoothly and flawlessly deploy 109 cameras across the entire facility, with virtually no disruption to operations and saving tens of thousands of dollars while doing so. For the integrator, this was a professionally enriching experience, “NVT Phybridge, through its Colombian distributor SAC, facilitated access to technical training and support – ensuring the proper usage of these products and allowing the integrator to have greater confidence in the implementation of NVTP technology,” commented Oscar Triviño, Project Manager in charge of the CLAVE facility construction. “The implementation of the NVTP solutions generated savings in wiring, electrical infrastructure, and manpower that were estimated at $56,000USD – with the connection of all cameras to the power source being achieved in the most effective way possible.”NVT Phybridge technology ensured the quality of all the video content, fully taking advantage of the quality, state-of-the-art cameras used in the project" IP surveillance and remote monitoring With CLEER24 technology, the customer was able to take full advantage of Modern LAN principles, fast-track their IP camera deployment, while eliminating risk and creating a robust platform that can be managed remotely: no Coax replacements, no service outages, no security risks, no network complexity, and no wasted budgets. “NVT Phybridge technology ensured the quality of all the video content, fully taking advantage of the quality, state-of-the-art cameras used in the project and providing an immensely satisfying result for the Colombian Army.”
Prison drone pioneers introduce Government to perimeter savings. The integrated security team behind a British prison’s pioneering war against drones is to share its innovative and cost-saving approach with the UK Government. Les Nicolles Prison on Guernsey became the first in the world to use a new system designed to stop drones smuggling drugs, weapons and other contraband over perimeter walls. A group of four collaborating British companies styling itself as The Perimeter Security Centre of Excellence (PSCoE) installed the comprehensive perimeter protection package, including the new ‘Sky Fence’ technology. Now PSCoE (stand Z35) is exhibiting at the official UK Government global security event, Security & Policing 2018, which takes place from 6 to 8 March at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. A group of four collaborating British companies styling itself as The Perimeter Security Centre of Excellence (PSCoE) installed the comprehensive perimeter protection Latest equipment, training and support The unique three-day event, established over 30 years ago, is the premier platform for UK suppliers to showcase the very latest equipment, training and support, to police services, Government departments, organisations and agencies from the UK and overseas. Binns Fencing, the leading fencing contractor for the Ministry of Justice, led the Guernsey project for the conglomerate, which offers the simplicity and efficiencies of a single line of communication and management from cradle to grave of high-security perimeters. Eclipse Digital Solutions is the second of the collaborators. It created Sky Fence with fellow British company Drone Defence and offers full turnkey security design through to installation. Eclipse’s Joe Vasso said: “Our proposition is all about seamless integration to offer the most cost-effective high-end security for perimeters – whether that be along a border, around a prison, airport or the Olympic Games, or even airborne above ground, on roofs and the like. The beauty of our conglomerate is that our relationships have been formed over years and we’re all friends, so the trust is absolute and we care about each other.” Our proposition is all about seamless integration to offer the most cost-effective high-end security for perimeters" Significant cost savings The other two members are Harper Chalice, an intrusion detection company providing PIDs, electric fencing and RADAR detection, and ISM, which offers integrated security systems, PSIM software and intercom security systems. Together, they believe the UK Government could make significant savings by adopting its proposed model for delivering perimeter security and PIDs procurement and delivery. Their single point of contact for the complete perimeter security package provides greater opportunity for innovation, reduced complexity and no need to manage multiple contractors. PSCoE believes this could offer significant cost savings on PIDs cable installation and contract and project management costs – as with Les Nicolles, where the State of Guernsey that runs the prison saved £1.3 million. The other two members are Harper Chalice, an intrusion detection company providing PIDs, electric fencing and RADAR detection, and ISM, which offers integrated security systems Trusted advice and design State Deputy Mary Lowe said: “The committee decided, following discussions with key staff, that it was possible to continue housing Category B prisoners at Les Nicolles without the installation, at significant expense, of a second fence. While the second fence is advised under UK guidelines for Category B prisons, the committee is comfortable that the current technological upgrade offers security that enables Guernsey to continue housing Category B prisoners. Sending such prisoners off island to serve their sentence comes at a significant cost of approximately £50,000 per year each. The committee decided that these upgrades, which will cost £1.3m less than a second fence, offered a Guernsey-appropriate solution.” Binns MD Adam Binns said: “We have devised this model in consultation with the Government, main contractors and suppliers, to deliver best value and a greater potential to innovate with a single point of contact throughout procurement, delivery and installation. The model will give them trusted advice on design, manufacturing and installation from exclusively British companies with British products from electronic systems of CCTV, detection, video management and access control to physical security fencing, gates and hostile vehicle mitigation.” We have devised this model in consultation with the Government, main contractors and suppliers, to deliver best value and a greater potential" Security & Policing Security & Policing provides a platform for professionals from the UK and across the world to engage with the very highest level of security expertise and the latest technology. It provides the level of industry engagement needed to enable UK Government to procure and deliver its national security priorities. Major specifiers and Government specified users can obtain reference to its products from the Home Office. Normal commercial users can obtain reference to its specialist electronic perimeter security systems on the police ‘Secured by Design’ website. Harper Chalice Group’s products and systems are sold, installed and maintained worldwide via a network of specialist accredited dealers. ISM (Intergrated Security Manufacturing) ISM (Intergrated Security Manufacturing) has been at the forefront of innovation, design and manufacturing excellence in integrated security systems for almost 30 years. ISM operates from an extensive manufacturing and design facility in the United Kingdom, close to Gatwick Airport. It is the UK’s leading developer of integrated security management, intercom and cell call systems.
A security camera provided by Hikvision USA Inc., the North American supplier of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, was installed by Holmes Security to help Spinner’s Pizza in Fayetteville, NC to improve efficiency. Established in 1999, Spinner’s Pizza is a popular restaurant with a dedicated following and a very busy lunch crowd. Owner Spero Poulos thought of using a “Pizza Cam” to streamline operations during their busiest times. “Holmes Security had installed Hikvision cameras for security in and around the restaurant. We decided, why not use it for the service efficiency and accuracy?” said Poulos. Innovative camera-kitchen monitor system The restaurant owner needed to improve efficiency. The combination of a camera with a kitchen monitor “keeps the staff from running to the buffet just to check what needs to be cooked." Poulos noted that when staff members leave the kitchen they’re “invariably stopped by customers and friends that want to chat. That can slow down the replenishment process." Spinner’s analog and IP hybrid system includes mini domes, bullets and turret cameras. Holmes Security recommended and installed the Hikvision DS-2CE56D5T 1080p Turbo HD-TVI Turret camera for the buffet to deliver HD quality over the existing coax cabling. The turret camera is positioned to capture the entire line of pizzas on the buffet. “We’re able to keep the buffet full at all times. When someone is on a tight lunch break, the last thing you want them to do is wait for their food. With the Hikvision camera in place, they no longer have to wait,” said Poulos. The Pizza Cam enables the operation to be run from the kitchen monitor with no downtime. Monitoring the Hikvision Turbo HD-TVI Turret camera from the kitchen improved efficiency since staff can check the status easily and quickly Ruggedised camera for heat tolerance “Heat tolerance was a big consideration based on the camera’s position in relation to the buffet itself. The specs showed that the Hikvision camera’s operating temperature range was 22 below to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, so we knew it could withstand the heat,” Dave Foster, sales and marketing manager for Holmes Security, told Hikvision. Holmes Security is a 109-year old, family-owned company based in Fayetteville, NC. They use Hikvision cameras because “we have found over time that Hikvision provides higher quality, is easier to install, program and maintain. Tech support is great, and the software is consistent as well. Plus, we have great reps and a great rapport with Hikvision personnel,” said Foster. Holmes Security positioned the camera to the upper right of the buffet to capture the entire line of pizzas. Spinner’s kitchen staff can now see the entire buffet from a monitor in the kitchen, allowing the chefs to stay ahead of customer demand. Poulos adds that he gets “comments all the time about what a great idea it is. The customers especially like the fact that they don’t have to wait for new pizzas to be placed on the buffet.” Greater efficiency and improved operations Spinner’s Pizza is delivering a better experience to its customers by keeping its buffet stocked with fresh pizza. Monitoring the Hikvision Turbo HD-TVI Turret camera from the kitchen improved efficiency since staff do not have to run out to the food line to check the status. The system allows servers to concentrate on serving. The Hikvision Pizza Cam delivers ease of operations for the restaurant staff, owner, and patrons. “Our strength in the field is the partnership among Hikvision, our integrators and their customers, collaborating together to find innovative ways to solve real-world problems,” said Alex Asnovich, director of marketing for Hikvision. “Spinner’s Pizza is a great example of applying our technology to achieve business results in a retail restaurant environment.”
Qatari retail chain Al Sulaiman Jewellers is using the latest IDIS technology to upgrade its network surveillance system and comply with rigorous government security standards. Under regulations implemented by the Security Systems Department of the Ministry of the Interior (SSD-MOI), businesses including gold retailers are required to install advanced measures including IP-CCTV systems. All IDIS equipment now complies with standards required by governments across the Gulf region, thanks to ongoing market focus and investment. Al Sulaiman Jewellers, which has 18 branches employing more than 150 specialists, is one of the country’s leading names in high-end gold jewellery, gem stones, watches, pearls and designs. Al Sulaiman’s integrator, A4S, identified IDIS as the best partner to work with after assessing the market, and the two companies have established a close working partnership as this and many other projects have developed. The Sulaiman Jewellers roll-out is due for completion in March 2018. Choosing equipment at regulation standard All the chosen equipment, including the IDIS cameras, NVRs, hard-disks, monitors and video management system (VMS) were quickly approved through the SSD-MOI online process. The system design ensures that cameras will cover all the critical areas, as required, with facial recognition covering all entrances. More than 40 cameras provide complete coverage of the showroom, with a combination of 2MP and 3MP IR domes and a 5MP fisheye camera, the latter being specified by Al Sulaiman as an addition to the mandated system. "We have combined our design and installation expertise to ensure that the Al Sulaiman Jewellers showroom and offices are fully protected," says Harry Kwon For other areas, including offices, the rooftop, the basement, vehicle access points and the perimeter, a further 60 IR cameras, including domes and bullet cameras, are deployed. Network connectivity is ensured with an IDIS 28-Port and 24-Port PoE gigabit switch and storage is handled by the IDIS NVR together with expansion storage equipment. The system is configured with RAID 5 to record 24/7 for 120 days, as required by SSD-MOI. Allowing efficient live viewing and playback the system also includes the latest IDIS 32” screens and 23” workstation monitors, together with the highly scalable and modular IDIS solution Suite VMS. Combination of design and expertise Harry Kwon, General Manager of IDIS Middle East and North Africa, says the close partnership between IDIS and A4S has proved highly successful. “We have combined our design and installation expertise to ensure that the Al Sulaiman Jewellers showroom and offices are fully protected", he said. "This project provides an excellent example of what can be achieved when suppliers and integrators work together.” Based on this success, A4S is now looking to deliver high quality solutions for other customers across Qatar and beyond, confirms Mr Hemant M. Jhaveri, Managing Director, Al Sulaiman Jewellers. “The expertise of A4S and the scalability, forward-compatibility and the assurance of continuing leading-edge system capability are all important additional benefits of working with IDIS. Having the best surveillance solution is critical for us, so it’s great that our chosen partner, IDIS, not only meets our high standards now, but will work with us into the future as our business needs evolve and new technologies come online.”