Central Monitoring

FLIR releases Saros dome outdoor perimeter security cameras at IFSEC 2018

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced six FLIR Saros dome cameras at the 2018 IFSEC International in London. The FLIR Saros dome cameras are the first group of products introduced to the FLIR Saros family of outdoor security cameras that include patented and patent pending technologies that can deliver accurate, actionable alerts, and verified alarm data for outdoor commercial perimeters. Saros dome cameras Saros dome cameras integrate multiple technologies in one device, including two low-cost FLI...

Matrox Graphics launches Extio 3 Series IP KVM extenders at InfoComm 2018

Matrox Graphics Inc. is pleased to announce that Matrox Extio 3 Series IP KVM extenders are now available. Extio 3 IP KVM extenders are the world’s first to deliver unrivalled 4Kp60 4:4:4 video performance—alongside extended keyboard, mouse, USB 2.0, and audio—at unprecedented low bitrates on a standard one Gigabit Ethernet network. At InfoComm 2018, Extio 3 N3408 4K/quad-monitor and Extio 3 N3208 dual-monitor IP KVM extenders will showcase their class-leading extension and sw...

EDESIX to highlight integration of body worn cameras for VMS market at IFSEC 2018

Edesix, providers of Body Worn Cameras (BWC), will be showcasing its integration to leading Video Management Service (VMS) platforms at IFSEC 2018. VideoManager software ONStream integrates Edesix's VideoManager software with existing VMS, traditionally used to showcase fixed IP camera footage. This software enables ONVIF compliant VMSs to display Body Worn Camera footage, allowing live feeds from wearable cameras to appear alongside CCTV footage, meaning captured video can be instantly shared...

IDIS to launch ruggedised mobile network video recorders for transportation sector at IFSEC 2018

Ruggedized mobile network video recorders (NVRs) will be introduced by IDIS for reliable, high definition recording in the transportation sector on the company’s stand C-140 at this year’s IFSEC International. The DR-6308PM and DR-6361PSM recorders are ideal for use in public transport and other applications where interior and exterior vehicle activity needs to be captured in dependable, high resolution. Featuring a durable, anti-shock and anti-vibration design (U.S. military MIL-ST...

Impact of U.S. House’s passage of ban on Chinese surveillance cameras

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted 351-61 to ban federal agencies from buying Chinese-made surveillance cameras. The measure was passed May 24 as an amendment to House Bill 5515, the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is the funding plan for the military that also maps out a variety of policy priorities. The bill is at least several months away from becoming law, and it must still be considered by the Senate and then by a House-Senate conference committee...

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 do privacy issues and GDPR impact physical security systems?

You could say concerns about privacy are “trending” in our increasingly data-driven world. Unease about how Facebook and other high-tech companies use and share data dominates the news, and the full impact of new European Union (EU) regulations is about to be felt around the world. By May 25, companies that collect data on EU citizens will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data, as enumerated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But how do t...

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...

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...