CCTV surveillance

Hikvision enhances HEOP programme with expansion of Technology Partner Program during IFSEC 2018

At IFSEC 2018, Hikvision will introduce a major expansion of its partner programme. This will offer partners a wealth of technical and commercial resources, including go-to-market support, in-depth technical support, development and integration toolsets, and streamlined communications with Hikvision experts. The expansion to the TPP is being announced in the run-up to the Q3 launch of a strengthened Hikvision Embedded Open Platform (HEOP) programme, with online licensing accessible. The HEOP, w...

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia integrates safety, security and service

The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament is bringing 32 national teams and more than 400,000 foreign football fans from all over the world to 12 venues in 11 cities in Russia. Fans are crowding into cities including Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan. Given continuing global concerns about terrorism, security is top-of-mind. Protection of the World Cup games in Russia is focusing on an “integrated safety, security and service approach,” according to officials. Combining the term “sec...

Setting goals, business travels and radioactivity: Success secrets from Tiandy's John van den Elzen

John van den Elzen is the General Manager of Tiandy Technologies Europe. He is responsible for managing the European activities of Tiandy related to sales, marketing and operations. His main tasks include building the infrastructure, creating and maintaining the eco partner environment and developing local sales & marketing activities in the region. Prior to joining Tiandy Technologies, he was General Manager, Worldwide Surveillance Business Unit of Promise Technology, and the Managing Dir...

Hanwha Techwin demonstrates maritime security solutions at Korea International Boat Show 2018

Hanwha Techwin participated in the ‘Korea International Boat Show 2018’ from May 24th-27th at KINTEX in Goyang, South Korea. One of Asia’s top three boat shows, the 11th edition of the grand event was the largest in scale in the show’s history. Hanwha Techwin, the sole global security company to participate in the exhibition, is Korea’s eminent video surveillance company and a global leader in the sector. With the rise of the marine leisure industry, Hanwha Techwi...

TDSi appoints Abbey Trudgett as Customer Care Advisor

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Customer Care Advisor, Abbey Trudgett. Abbey’s role is to support TDSi’s customers with purchasing products, managing returns and supporting them throughout the ordering and delivery process.  TDSi’s Managing Director, John Davies commented, “Customer Care is a vital part of our business, so we take pride in providing an excellent level of service. With a wealth of customer-focus...

Redvision unveils Digifort-powered VMS1000 open-platform control system

Redvision, UK-based manufacturer of high-performance, rugged, CCTV cameras and housings, has launched a new, open platform control system, the Redvision VMS1000.  Stephen Lightfoot, technical director at Redvision, explains, “The Redvision VMS1000 is both a video management software and analytics solution. It is powered by market-leading, Digifort software and offers unique features for Redvision’s rugged PTZs, such as analytics on presets; point and click operation; and contro...

Round table discussions

How should your security company measure total cost of ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...

What is an acceptable life cycle for a physical security system?

Companies in fast-moving industries tend to want half or more of their revenue to come from products released in the last three or so years. The logical extension of that philosophy is the demise of product "cash cows" that remain in a company's portfolio for many years. Where better to witness the shortening life cycles of technology products than in the smart phone market, where most of us buy into the hype of the "latest and greatest?" But does acceleration of new product introductions transl...

Why should a customer continue to buy “premium” surveillance cameras?

Remarkable changes are happening in the video camera market for surveillance applications, including the emergence of lower-priced products that offer features that previously were only available at a much higher price point. Deflating prices of cameras are sometimes referred to as a “race to the bottom” – foreshadowing a market of low-cost cameras that all provide similar features. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable to comment on camera pricing trends and how c...