Digital video surveillance
The ZMR6442AX-P IP dome camera from LILIN serves as a first line of defense for stores, homes, offices and hotels when monitoring suspicious activity indoors and outdoors. With its 4MP video resolution, IR LED long-distance illumination, and P-IRIS support, the ZMR6442AX-P ensures around-the-clock safety and security. The ZMR6442AX-P achieves 2688 (H) x 1520 (V) resolution or roughly thirty percent more area coverage than an 1080p HD camera to help reduce the required number of cameras installe...
Korean video surveillance and technology firm, IDIS, has been confirmed as a double finalist in the 2018 Security & Fire Excellence Awards. The keenly-contested annual award, now in its nineteenth year, highlights outstanding achievements in 26 key security and fire sector categories covering people, projects and processes. Cutting-edge video innovation IDIS has been shortlisted for both the title of 2018 Security Hardware Manufacturer of the Year and that of Security Software Manufacture...
Senstar and Aimetis, a Senstar company, showcases perimeter intrusion detection and video management solutions at Security 2018. New products, including the Security Innovation Award finalist Senstar LM100 hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting system, and Senstar Symphony 7.1 video management software, were on display at Booth 5C09. “Since the last Security show we have introduced exciting new products and have been working hard to transition Aimetis to the Senstar...
In today’s market, efficient use of bandwidth and storage is an essential part of maintaining an effective video surveillance system. A video management system’s ability to provide analysis, real time event notifications and crucial image detail is only as a good as the speed and bandwidth of a surveillance network. In the physical security industry, H.264 is the video compression format used by most companies. Some companies also employ H.264 enhancements to compress areas of an im...
GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, publishes a configuration that simplifies the implementation of Secure Element (SE) specifications for the protection of internet of things (IoT) devices. “At the moment some of the IoT sector are not taking security seriously enough,” explains Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director, GlobalPlatform. “Recent attacks demonstrate that any device can be attacked or infected with malware. Devices can then be used for D...
March Networks, a global provider of advanced video surveillance and video-based business intelligence solutions, is pleased to announce its complete lineup for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2018. In addition to the company’s industry-leading solutions for financial, retail and transportation organisations, March Networks will showcase its newly launched Software as a Service (SaaS) offering for quick service restaurant (QSR) and convenience store (c-store) franchisees, as well as its se...
DW Complete Surveillance Solutions, global manufacturer of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, announces an exclusive distribution agreement with Harco HIS to represent the company in the Middle East and Northern Africa region (MENA). DW-Harco partnership DW consistently receives product inquiries from end user customers in these important markets. The agreement with Harco will assure the company professional representation and support for our complete surveillance solutions. The DW brand has steadily gained market share across North and South America and Mexico“Our agreement with Harco truly represents finding the right partner at the right time,” said Wade Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, DW. “The growing demand for DW products and complete solutions creates opportunities for us to seek out established and successful distributors around the world.” Over the past 10 years, the DW brand has steadily gained market share across North and South America and Mexico. This new agreement with Harco HIS signals DW’s expansion into the broader global market. Turnkey reliable surveillance system “At Harco, we take pride in being able to offer our customers a unique value proposition based on the latest and greatest technologies in the Electronic Physical Security arena,” said Roger Ghostine, Managing Director, MENA - Harco Group, HIS Division. “We are very excited with this partnership with DW, a single-source leading provider of complete surveillance solutions for both Complete IP megapixel and HD over Coax. The partnership, effective immediately, will present the MENA market with new opportunities based on a turnkey reliable surveillance system with significant value for the end-user.”
Quantum Corp announces significant enhancements to the Xcellis scale-out storage appliance portfolio: StorNext 6.2 bolsters performance for 4K and 8K video while enhancing integration with cloud-based workflows and global collaborative environments. NVM storage significantly accelerates ingest and other aspects of media workflows. These enhancements reinforce Xcellis as the solution of choice to ingest, edit, share and store rich media content for thousands of customers worldwide. Modern file systems Quantum’s Xcellis scale-out appliances have long been trusted to deliver high performance to increasingly demanding applications and higher resolution content. The introduction of NVMe storage to the Xcellis appliances offers ultra-fast performance: 22 GB/s single-client, uncached streaming bandwidth. Leveraging Excelero’s NVMesh technology in combination with StorNext, all data is accessible by multiple clients in a global namespace, making it easy to access and cost-effectively share flash-based resources. As more organisations depend on broad collaboration among their staff to meet project deadlines, and workflows extend from on-premise into the cloud, being able to effectively manage and access data across complex, hybrid environments has become a requirement for modern file systems. Greater flexibility StorNext 6.2, Quantum now offers an S3 interface to Xcellis appliances, enabling them to serve as targets for applications designed to write Now with the ability to provide cross protocol locking for shared access across SAN, NFS, and SMB, Xcellis is an optimal solution for organisations that need to share content across both Fibre Channel and Ethernet. With StorNext 6.2, Quantum now offers an S3 interface to Xcellis appliances, enabling them to serve as targets for applications designed to write to RESTful interfaces. Organisations gain greater flexibility to use Xcellis as either a gateway to the cloud or as an S3 target for web-based applications. With storage environments becoming increasingly complex, users need more powerful tools to proactively manage their storage resources. Adjust system configuration Xcellis environments can now be managed with a new cloud monitoring tool that enables Quantum’s support team to monitor critical customer environmental factors, speed time to resolution, and ultimately increase uptime. When combined with Xcellis Web Services – a suite of services that enables users to set policies, adjust system configuration, and more – overall system management is simplified and streamlined. Available with StorNext 6.2, enhanced FlexSync replication capabilities enable users to create local or remote replicas of multi-tier file system content and metadata. With the ability to protect data for both high-performance systems as well as massive archives, users now have more flexibility to protect a single directory or an entire file system. Additional management tools StorNext 6.2 enables administrators to provide defined and enforceable quotas, implement quality of service levels for specific users Organisations that provide storage as a service to departmental users require additional management tools to support their business processes. StorNext 6.2 enables administrators to provide defined and enforceable quotas, implement quality of service levels for specific users, and allows for simplified reporting of used storage capacity. These new features make it easier for administrators to efficiently manage large-scale media archives. The new S3 interface and NVMe storage option are both available today. Other StorNext features and capabilities described in this release will be available by December 2018. Effective foundation Tom Coughlin, President, The Coughlin Group commented “Across multiple industries, and especially in media and entertainment, organisations are continuing to move more workflows into the cloud, which requires storage solutions to efficiently ingest, and offload, data to and from the cloud.” “By building on the existing capabilities of StorNext, Quantum’s new release will help customers maximise the benefits of the cloud and provide a more effective foundation for the industry’s most modern workflows.” Demanding workflows As 4K goes mainstream and adoption rates of 8K media continue to rise, the need for future-proof, high-performance storage is greater than ever before Lior Gal, CEO and co-founder, Excelero said “As 4K goes mainstream and adoption rates of 8K media continue to rise, the need for future-proof, high-performance storage is greater than ever before.” “Excelero and Quantum have partnered to build on the capability of StorNext, the industry’s number one choice for storage, and offer an appliance that can support the requirements of the most demanding workflows for years to come.” High-resolution content Molly Presley, Vice President, Product Management and Global Marketing, Quantum commented “The new economy increasingly requires the ability to manipulate and manage rapid real-time types of unstructured data.” “Whether editing multiple streams of high-resolution content in multiple formats, reams of information produced by commuters on their way to work, or the flood of data from hundreds of sensors on an autonomous vehicle, this broad Xcellis platform refresh provides the storage foundation to effectively preserve, manage, and protect this valuable data.”
National safety is the foundation of a prosperous country, and a strict and complete surveillance system can help the first line army to keep the sensitive military areas safe. Surveon military solutions has been deployed in warships around the globe, providing advanced and reliable performance for military use, ensuring the safety of citizen, soldiers and national property. Surveon military solutions support the world leading maritime and naval CCTV system integrator to win many projects in Northern America, Europe and Far East Asia. 24/7 video surveillance for reliable security Surveon cameras are fully compatible with major 3rd party VMS such as Milestone VMSThe military must need a solution which can provide sufficient reliability for 24/7 operations. From camera, NVR to VMS, each part of system needs to perform well, regardless of different kinds of environment. Surveon is committed to meeting and exceeding the exacting quality demands of partners. Each Surveon product is designed and manufactured with industrial-grade components, circuit, tooling, integration, and validation abilities as well as ISO9001/14001 certified production capabilities, its quality can be proved by the extremely low RMA rate. Military surveillance is required to cover vast areas of land and sea. To do this effectively, you must utilise various and reliable video analytics to remain one step ahead of constantly evolving challenges. Featuring functions such as foreign and missing object detection, forbidden area, intrusion detection and camera tampering detection, Surveon Video Analytics reduce the workload on security and management staff, increasing the situational awareness of monitoring personnel and wide-area surveillance efficiency. Real-time video analytics and military surveillance The project owners are extremely satisfied with the quality and compatibility of Surveon products"The complicated integration and verification tasks consume many invisible resources of system integrators, let alone it contains multiple potential risks of integration. Surveon cameras are fully compatible with major 3rd party VMS such as Milestone VMS, saving the efforts and time to integrate different brands of products. Besides, many 3rd party camera providers have been fully tested for compatibility with Surveon NVR systems, giving partners a broad range of solution selections for their projects. The worldwide leading system integrator had adopted Surveon solution into military usage, including total 424 CAM3371EM, using on 6 different systems. “The project owners are extremely satisfied with the quality and compatibility of Surveon products and we will keep working with Surveon for joint growth. It helps us to win many contracts from large ship builders in Northern America, Europe and Far East Asia.” said the project manager of the SI.
Dahua Technology, global security solutions provider, has officially launched its DH-VCS-TS20A0 Video Conferencing System, which is a revolutionary all-in-one video conference endpoint designed for huddle and small-size meeting places. With the increasing need for global collaboration, video conference becomes an economical way for long-distance visual communication. DH-VCS-TS20A0, as an integrated system, adopts compact design, built-in full-HD camera, Wi-Fi access and strong compatibility, bringing users life-like face-to-face experience at any meeting scenarios. DH-VCS-TS20A0 video conferencing system The TS20A0 is a compact system combining a full-HD PTZ camera, codec, microphone and speaker together in one device. Benefiting from a 1/2.7” 2.1MP CMOS sensor, 1080P full-HD video is always available, and a fast, accurate, and stable auto vari-focal lens with 10x optical zoom and a max. 63° wide-angle also help capture wider images. Meanwhile, it enables real-time information sharing, allowing users to transmit and receive video or documents simultaneously. Without the need for purchase of external expensive MCUs (Multipoint Control Units), the TS20A0 offers smooth connection with various third-party cloud platforms, such as Starleaf, ZOOM, and Bluejeans, which makes meetings access via the cloud easy. Additionally, the TS20A0 supports meeting recording onto USB drives, enabling convenient real-time meeting archive for further reviews. H.265 encoding technology Being equipped with the new generation of H.265 encoding technology, the TS20A0 adapts to different networking requirements Being equipped with the new generation of H.265 encoding technology, the TS20A0 adapts to different networking requirements and provides high quality images even over low bandwidth connections. Moreover, conforming to ITU-TH.323 and IETF SIP communication standards, it supports industry standard A/V encoding technologies and achieves seamless interconnection with products that meet international standards, thus guaranteeing successful global communication. Undoubtedly, for users who need to promote the efficiency of communication and reduce extra operational costs, saving more time which can be spent with family instead of business trips, DH-VCS-TS20A0 Video Conferencing System is an ideal option. With a mission of “Enabling a Safer Society and Smarter Living”, Dahua Technology will continue to focus on “Innovation, Quality, and Service”, to serve partners and customers around the world.
Security 101, one of the fastest growing security integrators in the country, announced it has opened a new office in Cleveland. Security 101 - Cleveland joins Security 101 – Columbus in Ohio and will serve the Cleveland/Akron market. The new office is owned and managed by Matthew Houchen, an Ohio native and experienced security professional. Integrated security services provider Prior to joining the Security 101 team, Houchen worked as a security supervisor for a major online automotive parts company Prior to joining the Security 101 team, Houchen worked as a security supervisor for a major online automotive parts company where he oversaw the integration and maintenance of the company’s security and surveillance system. He has extensive experience training and managing large teams of employees and successfully building client relationships. As a security supervisor, he also developed response plans for natural disasters and active shooter situations and he helped to harden the company’s physical facilities. This is the 39th office Security 101 has opened in the U.S., according to Steve Crespo, Security 101’s chief executive officer. Asset and people protection “We always look for hard working, detail-oriented people to become our franchise owners and Matthew fits that description,” he said. “Cleveland/Akron is an active and growing marketing, so we are looking forward to great things from the new team there.” “We’re looking forward to working in the local community to help provide organisations with the integrated security services they need to protect their people and assets,” added Houchen.
alliantgroup announces that it has been named an associate member of the Electronic Security Association (ESA). Established in 1948, ESA is the largest trade association in the United States representing the electronic security and life safety industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. Federal and State Tax Incentives "ESA is pleased to welcome alliantgroup into our association," said Merlin Guilbeau, ESA Executive Director and CEO. "Their firm's tax consulting services are valuable to companies within our industry and offer our members the potential to explore growth opportunities as well as other strategic business development initiatives." As the largest association representing the electronic security and life safety industry, ESA members are often some of the best candidates for a number of federal and state tax incentives. Among the most valuable of these incentives is the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit - a federal, dollar-for-dollar tax credit that brings in an estimated $10 billion annually to U.S. businesses. Development of Security System Solutions ESA members are often among the absolute best candidates for the R&D Tax Credit" The R&D Tax Credit is designed to specifically reward companies for making technical enhancements to their products or processes - or in the case of many ESA members and other electronic security providers, the technical work and experimentation that is done to design, develop or integrate important electronic security and life systems. For common activities such as the development of security system solutions (be it through design engineering, mechanical fabrication or hardware and software integration) or the integration of smart devices into network applications, ESA members can receive substantial tax savings through the R&D Tax Credit. "It is an absolute honor to be joining a phenomenal organization such as ESA," said alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav. "The integration of multiple systems within a private, residential or public facility is traditionally a necessary practice in the development of a broader electronic security system, and as a result of such technical activities, ESA members are often among the absolute best candidates for the R&D Tax Credit. I look forward to introducing ESA members to this fantastic government-sponsored incentive."
Global provider of digital and analog cable television, broadband internet, and fixed telephony in Serbia, SBB brings nearly a decade of experience in serving the largest customer base in Serbia and Montenegro. SBB is a part of the United Group, which operates in six countries of the former Yugoslavia, with sibling companies Telemach, Total TV, NetTV Plus, and more. Their services bring the most popular news, sports, films, children’s programs, and a variety of other content to their growing audiences. As the world continue to advance in the technological development and use of the Internet, companies like SBB play a crucial role in connecting people with each other and with the rest of the world – in the sharing and enrichment of vast varieties of information. Comprehensive surveillance solution As SBB’s business and customer base grow, so does its need to expand and upgrade the video surveillance systems at its numerous retail locations As SBB’s business and customer base grow, so does its need to expand and upgrade the video surveillance systems at its numerous retail locations. Nowadays, security in and around the locations is a given, while more important uses of video surveillance technology is monitoring and analysing customers coming into the store. With useful analytics on customer numbers, lengths of stay, peak times, and frequency of customer visits, the company will be able to improve human resources management, maximise the efficiency of services in the stores, and minimise security risks, all the while saving on costs. To do this, the company needs to upgrade its video surveillance setup from traditional CCTV systems to automated, smart solutions that not only facilitates state-of-the-art security but also accuracy in people counting, ease of setup, convenient storage, smooth and fast content transfer, and high video quality. It must also be easy to manage for the company’s information and security divisions to do their best at their jobs in this day and age. Netiks-VIVOTEK collaboration to equip SBB Netiks is a global distributor of network and communication equipment in Serbia and Montenegro and has been SBB’s partner of choice to bring its surveillance systems to the next level. The main focus of the current stage of upgrades is installing more than 50 of the latest FD8166A ultra-mini fixed dome network cameras cross the company’s retail locations which get 450,000 visitors every month and setting up the VAST 2 software to make everything work in perfect unison. FD8166A network cameras VIVOTEK’s people counting solution is a smart-edge video analytic function that delivers real-time, bi-directional counting data On the hardware side, the FD8166A has compact, low profile, yet stylish design that fit right into modern, sleek spaces of the retail locations, both on the perimeters and inside the stores. After the easy transition process from traditional equipment, aided by the built-in IEEE 802.3af compliant PoE technology the camera’s 2-megapixel CMOS sensor started capturing 1920x1080 resolution video at 30 FPS. With WDR enhancement and 3D Noise Reduction that come with the cameras, the information and security staffs can tap into crisp and clear images even in extremely bright and dark environments. The defogging capability further defends against adverse weather conditions. VIVOTEK’s people counting solution is a smart-edge video analytic function that delivers real-time, bi-directional counting data across a large field of view. With this function, counting and monitoring data are directly computed rather than relying on a dedicated computer. SBB applied the 2D people-counting solution to count and monitor its visitors. To date, the solution has achieved 98% accuracy. The system stores the data for 90 days and issues push notifications to relevant operators. To ensure uninterrupted access to information on security and flow, the camera supports H.264 compression, which significantly reduces data size, conserving network bandwidth and enabling real-time monitoring of all camera systems across the company’s retail scene. VAST 2 IP VMS Powering this advanced setup at SBB is also the VAST 2 software, which was also introduced to upgrade SBB’s surveillance system. VAST 2 is VIVOTEK’s top-shelf IP video management software (VMS). Behind the stylish, intuitive UI are a suite of functionalities that make the work of the staff easy and effective. VCA report and Smart Search in particular have driven the company's analytical efficiency to unprecedented heights. As central management software, VAST 2 is designed to oversee all surveillance products, which means that the system will be able to scale to more of the company’s retail locations as well as grow with the company's prosperous future expansion.
An upgraded public area CCTV solution using robust video capture technology from IDIS, Korea’s global surveillance technology provider, is safeguarding Leybourne in Kent against anti-social behaviour. The new system, designed and installed by iC2 CCTV, has allowed the parish council to work within a limited budget to deliver extended coverage, improved image quality and no data loss. Leybourne is a village with a strong community feel and an attractive rural character however, with good transport links to the nearby M20, residents were concerned about the risk of crime coming in from outside the area. Budget constraints also meant that data-streaming had to be capped and as a result video evidence was only being recorded part time Devise a solution Prior to the upgrade the village had limited public area surveillance based on outdated analogue technology, but it was proving costly to maintain and difficult to adapt to changing needs. Budget constraints also meant that data-streaming had to be capped and as a result video evidence was only being recorded part time. London-based integrator iC2 CCTV was consulted and asked to devise a solution that would work within the funds available. To achieve the lowest total cost of ownership, iC2 CCTV recommended installing the latest IDIS technology on a 5GHz point-to-point wireless infrastructure. At the heart of the new system is a powerful 64-channel, full HD NVR recorder – model DR-8364D – which offers the important advantage of flexible H.265/H.264 dual codec performance. This feature allows recording in high-definition H.265 but viewing on a variety of older screens using H.2264, so it means existing display equipment can be retained. Significantly improved protection A combination of 3-megapixel and 5-megapixel IDIS domes and bullet cameras mounted on lamp-posts in key locations gives significantly improved coverage and image detail. And IDIS Smart Failover provides the best guarantee against data loss: if Leybourne’s network connection is compromised for any reason, all recordings continue to be stored on SD cards within the cameras and are then automatically downloaded as soon as the connection is re-established. The IDIS technology together with the wireless network, installed over five weeks by iC2 CCTV without disrupting the village, gives Leybourne significantly improved protection without high ongoing costs. Unlike the old analogue system, recordings are now easily searchable with time/date stamped footage and the high definition image quality is ideal for use in investigations and as evidence. IDIS Smart Failover ensures that uninterrupted evidence is always retained in the event of transmission failures Excellent quality data IDIS Smart Failover ensures that uninterrupted evidence is always retained in the event of transmission failures, without the need for time-consuming manual data downloads from individual cameras. “This robust, new video system is proving very popular with Leybourne Parish Council and the community and enables us to provide excellent quality data and images for Kent Police and the local authorities,” stated the chairman of the Parish Council Bob Ulph. “It has already deterred a lot of the anti-social behaviour that councillors and residents were concerned about and is providing reassurance that any crime in the future will be dealt with.” More cameras can now be easily added, or the location of cameras changed as the need arises, says James Min, Managing Director, IDIS Europe, and the system is protected by the IDIS Ultimate seven-year warranty and the assurance that the technology will be forward-flexible to meet future needs.
Genetec Inc., global technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that its unified platform, Security Center has been integrated with Secure Store, a profit protection and exception reporting solution developed by Appriss Retail. With this integration, retailers can now immediately disprove or validate suspicious transactions by accessing the security video evidence associated with suspected fraudulent activity. Security Center and Store integration Secure Store enables retailers to significantly mitigate losses related to fraud, theft, and operational/systemic breakdowns. Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, Secure Store performs advanced exception modeling from multiple data sources and enables immediate corrective action. US-based retailer, DICK’s Sporting Goods, is using the Security Center platform to monitor over 18,000 cameras across 720 stores and manage 230 cameras and 130 doors at its headquarters. The organisation is now using the joint Genetec/Appriss Retail solution to provide immediate insight, reduce shrink, improve profitability and achieve rapid ROI, as Jacob Gillette, Director of Loss Prevention and Operations, DICK’s Sporting Goods explains: Genetec/Appriss Retail solution The Genetec system, combined with the Appriss Retail Secure Store application gives us capabilities that help speed up our investigations" “The Genetec system, combined with the Appriss Retail Secure Store application gives us capabilities that help speed up our investigations, which has been hugely beneficial to our organisation. Our investigation team can now easily retrieve video from Security Center to validate suspicious transactions that are flagged by the Appriss Retail exception reporting system.” Thanks to the integration of Security Center and Secure Store, retailers can now simply click on the video icon within the Secure Store interface to immediately identify and review the security video related to individual transactions. This allows them to evaluate detailed evidence related to all refunds, transaction items, discrepancies between what is being scanned and what is on the bill, and quickly determine if there was indeed a problem. Importance of video evidence in fraud cases The open architecture of Security Center allows us to work with partners like Appriss to provide comprehensive solutions that benefit our joint end users" “When you investigate fraud, you need to be able to validate questionable behavior. This is why video evidence is so critical. Thanks to our partnership with Genetec, we are now able to provide our customers with immediate insights that allow them to make informed decisions and build defensible cases based on hard evidence,” said Corey Adams Vice President of Global Client Services for Appriss Retail. “We’re pleased to be able to assist retailers with integrations that help make their teams more productive and significantly reduce loss. The open architecture of Security Center allows us to work with partners like Appriss to provide comprehensive solutions that benefit our joint end users,” said Scott Thomas, Director of Retail Market Development at Genetec.
Located one hour outside of London, the borough of Runnymede is a local government district with over 80,000 residents in the county of Surrey. It is one of the most prosperous parts of the London commuter belt and home to some of the UK’s most expensive real estate. In order to enhance public safety, the borough council contracted service provider Safer Runnymede. Working with Nottinghamshire-based systems integrator Central Security Systems, the experts installed a platform combining public safety technology with personal safety services such as care solutions for the elderly. Bosch video security system Today, Safer Runnymede coordinates all connected solutions in a Control Room in the town of Addlestone, where a staff of three operators monitor security feeds from over 500 security cameras deployed around various boroughs within Surrey. Next to public streets in the area, the flexible system also monitors schools, hospitals and other public buildings around the clock. Every year, the team responds to 20,000 incidents from cameras, and the video security system has proven an asset in monitoring traffic, preventing crime, as well as providing evidence and following suspects after incidents. But achieving this level of integration was a challenge. Connecting the solutions via the BVMS allowed Runnymede to become one of the first councils to invest in a fully IP-based infrastructure Initially, the video security system consisted of hardware from several different manufacturers including Bosch – making updates or replacements a time-consuming process – that was networked on a Bosch Video Recording Management (VRM) solution. Looking for a future-proof and scalable system built on an integrated software platform, the officials in Runnymede tasked Bosch to design a fully IP-based security camera architecture. IP video surveillance system Since the Safer Runnymede system already included a Bosch monitor wall plus encoders, cameras, VRM and storage devices, system integrators could leverage the initial investment into a full suite of Bosch solutions. The system now combines new high-resolution AUTODOME IP 4000, AUTODOME IP 7000, MIC IP 7000 moving cameras, and FLEXIDOME IP 7000 fixed cameras, plus older Bosch and third-party analog cameras paired with encoders, decoders, and DIVAR IP 3000, 5000, 6000, and 7000 recorders. Connecting these solutions via the Bosch Video Management System (BVMS) allowed Runnymede to become one of the first councils to invest in a fully IP-based infrastructure. The flexible system design and management has provided an integrated approach to our business delivery" As a result, Safer Runnymede has benefitted from superior image quality delivered by the added network video security cameras, without the need of replacing the complete existing analog video security infrastructure; all in a resilient, easily expandable system at a reduced total cost of ownership (TCO). What’s more, the customer has used the flexibility of Bosch solutions in a deployable video surveillance camera at remote locations. Installed in a custom-built enclosure provided by Central Security Systems, it streams video data from an AUTODOME IP 4000 camera via 4G and sends alerts via SMS to the Control Room upon detecting activity such as illegal waste dumping. Bosch video management system Migrating from a fragmented, analog system to an integrated IP network managed via BVMS (Bosch Video Management System) has proven a forward-facing decision. “The flexible system design and management has provided an integrated approach to our business delivery, allowing us to make better operational decisions and become more dynamic and competitive in the video surveillance marketplace, “says Les Bygrave at Safer Runnymede.
Fazakerley High School, a co-educational secondary school in Liverpool, moved into new buildings in 2003 and embarked on a successful transformation programme to raise standards. The school, which is in a challenging catchment area, established a new reputation as a nurturing, well run learning environment. But fifteen years later senior staff found themselves struggling with an outdated video surveillance system that was no longer fit for purpose. Analogue video surveillance The introduction of video surveillance at the time of the move to new buildings was a key step in setting high standards of personal behaviour and protecting students and staff. However, the old analogue video system had become almost impossible to use, with blurred and grainy images, no easy search facility and failing cameras. A recent attempt to upgrade the system also proved disappointing, explains Matt Fleming of Apex Network Solutions: the replacement technology turned out to be difficult to maintain and use, and the user interface was too complex. Apex was asked to re-design the system from scratch and challenged to recommend a solution that was affordable and easy for staff to use as well as delivering high quality images. Internal dome and IR fisheye dome cameras Apex recommended IDIS technology to deliver significantly upgraded video coverage of corridors and key internal areas Apex recommended IDIS technology to deliver significantly upgraded video coverage of corridors and key internal areas. Forty-three full HD vandal-resistant DC-D3233RX-N internal domes were installed to record activity across the site. Easy to install they capture high quality images in all lighting conditions. Four 12MP IR Fisheye domes (model DC-Y3C14WRX) were installed in the dining hall to provide a complete view of the area. With various viewing composition options, and six de-warping view modes, these fisheye units ensure image quality that allow individuals to be easily identified. Video is recorded on two IDIS DR-6332PS-S NVRs and all the cameras can now be viewed in real time by staff using PC monitors and/or tablets, with the system simple to use thanks to the free IDIS Center VMS video management system. IDIS video security solution The IDIS video solution is a significant step up from both the original analogue system, and the more recent upgrade, says the schools network manager Derek Harmston. Image quality is outstanding and by allowing staff to view real-time video on convenient devices, such as tablets, incidents involving groups of pupils are now quickly dealt with before they escalate. Recordings are now easily searchable with time/date stamped footage and the high definition images provide evidence that can be shown to pupils, parents and, if necessary, the police.
3xLOGIC, global provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, has announced, in cooperation with Bates Security, Sonitrol of Lexington, and Sonitrol corporate, the partners have completed a video surveillance and audio detection security upgrade project for The Nest, known formally as the Center for Women, Children, and Families. 3xLOGIC installs video security for The Nest The Nest is located in a somewhat “rough” part of town, so a robust security system is crucial The Nest, located in a Lexington, KY public park, does a little bit of everything, according to Danny Goodpaster, Sales Consultant for Bates Security/Sonitrol of Lexington. It provides needy families with free essential items, offers counseling for domestic violence issues, and has daycare services onsite. The Nest is located in a somewhat “rough” part of town, so a robust security system is crucial. The center had been equipped with a four-camera analog system complete with alarm capabilities, so staff were very aware of the importance of verified alarms in providing a higher degree of safety and security. Goodpaster met with the customer and determined that, at a minimum, eight cameras were needed to provide enhanced visibility of the Center’s surroundings and greater protection. Also, expanded coverage of The Nest’s parking lot and the approach to the entrance were critical. “The Nest just didn’t have the budget for the upgraded system they needed, and we could have installed a much less expensive, non-verified alarm system to save costs,” explained Goodpaster. “But they have been our customer since 1989, and their verified alarm capability plus panic buttons has led to successful police apprehensions at the site on several occasions. Staff understood the importance of Sonitrol brand equipment and our positive relationship with law enforcement. So, in cooperation with our corporate office, we decided to ensure they had the system they truly needed to be able to function more safely and securely.” 3xLOGIC Sonitrol-branded cameras Bates/Sonitrol of Lexington installed a total of eight 3xLOGIC Sonitrol-branded cameras Bates/Sonitrol of Lexington installed a total of eight 3xLOGIC Sonitrol-branded cameras, equipped with full video verification capabilities, and an NVR onsite. There are different camera models to fit the varying surveillance needs, including wide-dynamic range 3MP HD cameras and a 180-degree camera to cover a wider, outdoor area. Most of the cameras are located outside, covering the parking lot and a playground. Two interior cameras cover both of The Nest’s entrances, the office, and the entrance to the daycare facility. The entire upgrade project was completed in April of this year. “One of our biggest concerns,” related Jeffrey White, The Nest Director, “is for our children and staff during operating hours, and us not knowing what is going on in the approach to our building—we need that visibility.” The center has had a number of incidents over the recent past, including a break-in, as well as one of the old analog cameras actually being shot out. NVRs with Smart Search capabilities “The old system was just not doing the job for them,” said Goodpaster. “It was in disrepair, the image quality was poor, and the wiring had deteriorated. We replaced the old DVR with a new NVR that has Smart Search capability, and the entire system is now IP. I was really impressed with the commitment by our corporate office to make sure this important non-profit, doing essential work, has a system that provides them with peace of mind and genuine security. Once we were fully installed, we provided a staff training day that included an orientation for law enforcement as well.”