Greenpeace have posted footage on their Facebook page of them flying a drone into a French nuclear facility. The group have claimed the stunt was performed to highlight security issues around the facility. The facility was reportedly "at no time worried about the drone or attempted to intercept it". It was crashed into the tower in Bugey, a town around 30km away from the major city of Lyon. With the use of drones growing exponentially, now is the time to act against the potential negative threa...
Everyone can agree the convergence trend is in full force in the electronic security industry and organisations are pushing more and more for integrated solutions that can not only enhance ROI but also solve problems that have traditionally been out of the realm of electronic physical security systems. This leaves system integrators and other solution providers in a difficult position as they scramble to be competitive especially when faced with an industry dominated by a few power players. Tack...
Hikvision, the world's premier supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has launched a range of groundbreaking face recognition terminals. Hikvision’s face recognition terminals are embedded with deep-learning algorithms for access control and office scenarios for improving building operations, workforce management and safety operations. Hikvision's face recognition terminals Three face recognition terminal models are available, each one uniquely and flexibly des...
As one of the year’s key trade fairs for safety and security products, GPST together with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology is preparing to welcome over 220 leading manufacturers and solution providers to the China Import and Export Fair Complex from 9 – 12 June 2018. Regional and international security industry players will converge in Guangzhou to do business, learn about new market trends and take inspiration from leading industry brands across 15,000 sqm of exhibition spac...
Western Digital Purple microSDAs announces the adoption of 4K Ultra HD video, emerging artificial intelligence (AI) applications and analytics drive the rapid growth and evolution of data in surveillance, Western Digital Corp. unveiled the Western Digital Purple microSD card, purpose-built for the complex and dynamic data demands of modern surveillance cameras and edge systems. Surveillance system operators can count on the robust Western Digital Purple microSD card to support a continuous surv...
ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a provider of door opening solutions, is launching a new range of high-performance timber doors for the public, commercial & high-end residential market. The new SMARTec timber door range has been developed to offer a complete doorset solution of high-quality, high-performing doors and frames complete with all ironmongery solutions. The doors are suitable for an extensive range of applications, including offices, high-end residential b...
The rapid adoption of employee scheduling and workforce management software SmartTask gathered pace last year with record levels of growth in the UK and internationally. In particular, there was an 81% increase in the number of field service businesses using the system during 2017, which now includes over 100 manned security providers and 15% of the ACS Pacesetters. “Over the past few years we have worked hard to understand the needs of the manned security industry to develop a solution that possesses the right mix of employee scheduling and workforce management functionality,” explains Paul Ridden, CEO of SmartTask. “This has enabled us to achieve impressive growth last year both domestically and worldwide, with our software now being used in 15 countries and successful trials underway in mainland Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.” Intelligent rostering functionality The number of locations that are now coordinated using SmartTask grew by 160% in 2017 to over 16,000, across a 17,000-strong employed and subcontracted workforce. In fact, the variety of managed sites expanded significantly to include: Football stadiums, national museums, retail developments, industrial estates, science parks, schools, universities, factories, airports, banks, hospitals and even a F1 racing team.The intelligent rostering functionality is being used to schedule almost one million hours of work per month SmartTask continued to help manned security providers to gain visibility and control over customer sites with more than 250,000 patrols monitored, over 5.5 million NFC checkpoints scanned, and 50,000 electronic Smartforms processed during 2017. Meanwhile, the intelligent rostering functionality is being used to schedule almost one million hours of work per month, as well as calculating £40 million of employee pay and £50 million of customer billing over the past year. Towards cloud-based solutions A number of new innovations were introduced in 2017 in response to changing needs within the security marketplace. Using its established expertise within the sector and taking advantage of the latest technological developments, SmartTask introduced a new vetting capability to simplify appropriate employee screening and background checks. A comprehensive trial of Smartbeacons was also undertaken as part of a project to extend patrol monitoring and proof of presence options. “2017 saw the number of businesses depending on SmartTask expand by more than 80%. This record growth is down to our ability to develop a highly adaptable, scalable and affordable cloud-based solution that achieves proven business and operational benefits for manned security providers. We are looking forward to building on this success and expect to continue this growth trend through 2018 and beyond.”
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connects all technologies, systems, and components involved in the industrial value creation process to each other as well as to company networks and the Internet. With connectively playing a critical role in this scenario, BitFlow announced it is shipping a new I/O device for machine vision which provides an unprecedented 36 inputs and 36 outputs in a compact, DIN-rail mounted form factor supporting TTL, LVDS, open collector, opto-isolated and 24V signaling. Amazingly simple to deploy, the BitFlow BitBox is controlled solely by a BitFlow frame grabber, using the same API, driver and manual -- reducing space requirements and flattening the learning curve for customers. It contains 12-pin connector blocks that are added or removed easily, yet still lock securely in place for factory floor reliability. Blocks are logically grouped by signal type and have snap-in connectors that allow the fabrication of a harness without directly wiring the BitBox. Machine vision monitors production processes "In IIoT environments, machine vision helps in the monitoring of production processes to pinpoint weak spots and optimisation potentials, along with the technology's traditional duty of identifying faulty parts; the challenge is connecting machine vision with other systems," said Donal Waide, Director of Sales for BitFlow. "Our new BitBox is a cost-effective, reliable way to connect and control dozens of devices such as strobes, solenoids and actuators, while acquiring data input from equipment ranging from photo detectors to triggers. It is the ideal solution for high-density networked systems."In IIoT environments, machine vision helps in the monitoring of production processes to pinpoint weak spots and optimisation potentials" Until now, Waide explains, the answer for connecting machine vision components has been to purchase an I/O card. However, this step requires additional costs, software, system complexity, and the use of a PC slot. In addition, traditional I/O cards put all transmitters and receivers on the actual board in the PC, thus requiring wires to travel from their sources all the way back to the PC, which is often located quite a distance from other equipment. Besides being added potential points of failure, this extended wiring can cause signal lag, and even lead to employee trip-and-fall accidents. Maximum flexibility In contrast, the BitBox contains all transmitters and receivers with a small high-speed 15-wire cable running between the BitBox and the frame grabber. Maximum length cable is a generous 10 metres, providing maximum flexibility in positioning equipment within the machine. This arrangement isolates noisy, high-voltage signals generated by the PC away from the machine where they could cause data drops, video problems, malfunctions and random network errors. The BitBox was designed with maximum flexibility in mind. For example, outputs can be elected to be driven either to the static level via software API or configuration files, or from a frame grabber's internal signal generators. Likewise, inputs can be routed to a number of different blocks on the frame grabber. Input signals can also be routed to other outputs, including to the camera where it can also cause an interruption, or start/end acquisition.
The annual trade fair for the security industry, Secutech 2018, will once again be held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan from 25 – 27 April 2018. Moving beyond traditional security devices and solutions, this edition will cover the most advanced security and safety, IoT, artificial intelligence, big data, intelligent video analytics and smart identity technologies from over 400 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions. These companies will be grouped into seven intelligent solutions pavilions showcasing their most in-demand applications for the growing vertical market sectors. This includes: Smart street lighting, safe city and intelligent transportation, smart retail, smart factory, intelligent healthcare, smart living and smart disaster prevention. AI and IoT-based surveillance Held in conjunction with the exhibition are a number of activities to invigorate the industry’s connection with the market and immersive technologies. One of the major highlights is the Security + AI Forum. As suggested by the name, the forum will focus on how AI drives the transformation of the security industry. The two-day forum will break into individual sections addressing different security and AI applications, and AIoT technology (key components).The two-day forum will break into individual sections addressing different security and AI applications, and AIoT technology There will also be a Key Components Pavilion and a business matching session scheduled during the forum to enhance interaction between the experts and users in the related fields. Meanwhile, a new Software Innovation Zone will feature various recognition systems such as 2D and 3D image recognition, facial recognition, licence plate recognition, deep learning, machine vision and other powerful solutions for the industrial, agricultural, healthcare and business management sectors. Smart home to secure living The advancement of smart home devices has quickly evolved to match with the growing desire for smarter living. As an international smart home business sourcing platform, the concurrent SMAhome Expo 2018 will provide solutions for a better and efficient smart home living through five main applications: Smart Home, Telecare, Smart Office, Staff-less Shop and Smart Hotel. Visitors can also learn more about the latest technologies for smart house, safe house and comfort house in the Scenario Demo Area and from the SMAhome Premier Product Awards demo area. Industry experts will be present to explain the integration of smart home devices with Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit, and Google Assistant.The International Fire & Safety Expo will demonstrate IoT, big data, cloud, and integrating smart applications for fire safety, disaster prevention, and rescue Integrated fire safety Another concurrent event is the 17th edition of the International Fire & Safety Expo, which will demonstrate IoT, big data, cloud, and integrating smart applications for fire safety, disaster prevention, and rescue. The Asia Pacific Smart Disaster Prevention Summit will be held during the event to provide insights in intelligent applications, disaster prevention and fire protection within the region. Secutech, organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd, is a platform that provides optimum opportunities for gaining a foothold in dynamic growth markets all over the world. Presently Messe Frankfurt organises events in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America.
Widely used in over 180 countries and regions around the world, Dahua’s products and solutions must be able to meet the demands of tough environments such as snowy mountains, plateaus, deserts, wetlands, rainforests and coastal regions. In order to achieve robust performance in the environment for which they were designed, Dahua’s products have undergone rigorous tests to meet very tough standards which in most cases exceed the normal industry practice and the datasheet specifications. The purpose is to provide sufficient margins to ensure the product provides the utmost reliability expected of Dahua products when performing in the field. Toughness: withstanding physical impact whether natural or man made Dahua video surveillance solutions, such as Smart City and Intelligent Building, are widely applied in many countries worldwide. Installed everywhere in our life, Dahua cameras may be exposed to physical impact. For example, when installed outdoors, the cameras are exposed to numerous risks, ranging from being hit by a basketball, small stones blowing in strong wind, to getting scratched by tree branches. Indoor cameras may be damaged by daily use or people intentionally throwing things at them. As shown by the test results, Dahua vandal proof cameras withstand the challenges in these scenarios, thereby reducing the cost of maintenance. Dahua vandal proof cameras withstand the challenges in tough scenarios, thereby reducing the cost of maintenance Product Validation: Outdoor cameras have passed IK10 test (standard IEC62262) in which a steel ball weighing 5 kg is dropped from 40 cm above, generating 20 joules of impact energy on five separated spots on every exposed surface (including 3 impacts to the lens). For indoor cameras, the test level ranges from IK06 to IK10 (both standard IEC62262), which covers most possible scenarios. Vibration: life span is unaffected In some cases, Dahua cameras are required to work somewhere with high frequency vibration. For instance, places near railways, bridges with fast driving cars and strong crosswinds, or construction sites with piling. Dahua cameras, not only guarantee smooth operation, but also able to maintain the same lifespan. Even in extreme circumstances, such as car accidents, earthquakes or hurricanes, cameras will remain safely attached to the poles. Due to their strong structures, the possibility of accidents caused by falling cameras is eliminated. Product Validation: All cameras are tested against a frequency of up to 200 Hz with 1G acceleration from X, Y, Z axes for 4.5 hours, ensuring they can function as usual. When it comes to hanging dome cameras, in order to make sure they won’t fall down in even some extreme cases, an extra test which triples the vibration rate is conducted whereby Dahua’s cameras can endure several times longer than the standard average. The cameras are designed to enjoy long working lifespan against tough temperatures Temperature: reliability 10 degrees beyond the standard range Inevitably, Dahua cameras are sometimes installed in extreme heat and freezing environments, be it factories that are hot during processing, or chilled-storage warehouses that are maintained cold, or deserts that are scorching hot during the day and freezing cold at night. Coldness and heat will cause shrinkage, which may very likely to shorten a camera’s lifespan. In addition to long hours of usage, the cameras are also designed to enjoy long working lifespan against these tough temperatures, saving the costs of repairing and replacing. Product Validation: All Dahua cameras have been through low and high temperature, continuous operation test for no less than 16 hours (standard IEC62599-1) with spec temperature to guarantee product performance. Besides, all Dahua cameras have gone through intensified HALT (High Accelerated Life Test) and ALT (Accelerated Life Test) tests, to ensure that the cameras can properly work in -50℃ to 80℃, 10 degrees beyond the standard range (-40℃ to 70℃). This aims to trigger potential product failures from increased extreme environmental stress, helping to locate and improve the weaknesses and identify potential defects of our cameras at the earliest possible stage. No less than 3 cold starts were required in each of the tests. Via these unique tests, Dahua’s cameras come out as extra tough when used in practice. Even when installed in the most extreme environments imaginable, Dahua cameras bring along smooth and condensation-free operation Humidity: not a hindrance Extreme temperature and humidity are major threats to the smooth day-to-day functioning of intricate devices. But this is not the case for Dahua cameras. Even when they are installed in the most extreme environments imaginable, a snow mountain like Mount Everest, a tropic rainforest like Amazon Rainforest, or a desert like the Hobq Desert, where there are dramatic weather shifts, exacerbating humidity issues, they bring along smooth and condensation-free operation. Product Validation: For fully enclosed cameras such as PTZ cameras, Eye Ball cameras, and Bullet cameras, Alternating temperature and humidity tests (damp heat cyclic) With temperatures varying between 25℃ and 55℃ and relative humidity reaching a maximum of 100% (camera surface allow condensation) were conducted for two cycles lasting a total of 48 hours. For cameras not fully enclosed, Steady Damp-heat Tests at 40℃ and 93% humidity (no condensation) were conducted for 96 hours. Both tests have been developed on the basis of International IEC Standards, ensuring that all cameras are capable of working with the humidity varying from 0 to 100%. Dahua cameras are able to resist long time waterfall as well as intentional or accidental manmade sprays Waterproof: natural rain or man made spray Working in regions and countries like northeast Indian, Burma and Sierra Leone which are known for abundant rainfall, or Asian cities that experience weeklong plum rains, Dahua cameras are able to resist long time waterfall as well as intentional or accidental manmade sprays. Product Validation: Outdoor cameras are required to go through IPX6 or IPX7 tests. Standard IEC62262 IPX6 test requires camera surface to be sprayed by 100±5 L/min of water for 3 minutes. It is worth mentioning that Dahua cameras are tested for at least 10 minutes in the same conditions, 3 times tougher than the standard one. In addition, Dahua has developed its own standards which include tests where, 5±0.5 L/min of water (equivalent of middle rain in plum rain season) was sprayed to cameras for 192 hours from above. On top of the water ingress tests, every Dahua camera needs to go through an airtightness test, too, to make sure that it is sufficiently water-proof. Corrosion protection: quadruple of IEC standards Dahua Port Solution and airport solution require the cameras to be installed in seaports and airports where it’s highly likely to be wet and salty. Salt spray and electrochemical effects may result in serious corrosion on metal surfaces, which may cause the fall of the cameras. However, Dahua cameras won’t be bothered by this problem. All of these tests ensure Dahua to deliver lasting performance for customers all over the globe Product Validation: A salt water solution of 5% NaCl and pH 6.5 to 7.2 was sprayed for 2 hours, then a 40℃ and 93% damp heat test for 166 hours per cycle for 4 cycles over a period of 28 days, a remarkable performance of quadruple the International IEC Standards. It was in an effort to simulate the cyclic salt spray environment in coastal cities and to identify the likelihood of a camera falling following possible metal corrosion. Tests ensuring lasting performance In addition to the tests above, Dahua cameras have also passed a Drop Test that decreases the risks of damage during transportation; a Life-span Test that promises a life of at least 4 years in normal conditions; and a Dust Resistance Test ensuring a performance undisturbed by dust. Together, all of these tests ensure Dahua to deliver lasting performance for customers all over the globe. Demonstrating the mission to enable a Safer Society and Smarter Living, Dahua will continue to focus on “Innovation, Quality, and Service” to serve partners and customers around the world.
Dahua Technology, a solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, announces the release of DSS Pro - its Windows-based VMS (Video Management System) product. Utilising an advanced modular design, DSS Pro is a powerful central management system featuring high flexibility, advanced scalability, and superior reliability. DSS Pro is a Security VMS Software developed by Dahua using Client Server(C/S) architecture. It enables the flexible deployment of multiple modules to meet customer needs. Product features Easy Access: DSS Control Client, DSS Web Client, and DSS Mobile form the suite of DSS clients, enabling users to enjoy instant, around-the-clock access to video surveillance, and giving them the choice of a viewing interface that best suits their needs. DSS Control Client provides easy and powerful daily operation and surveillance task handling. GPU decoding and multi-screen support allows the simultaneous display of multiple types of content. DSS Web Client offers convenient DSS access from any Internet-enabled PC browser. DSS Mobile enables users to view feeds from up to 4 cameras simultaneously. It also supports remote playback of recorded footage from selected cameras and control of PTZ cameras. Embrace Openness: Aside from its support for the full range of Dahua products, DSS Pro is designed for 3rd party device integration through standard ONVIF. The DSS SDK for 3rd party VSS integration supports Windows, IOS, and Android. Easy Expansion: DSS Pro supports easy performance upgrades via distributed hardware extensions, easy functionality upgrades via add-ons, and easy capacity expansion via license subscription. DSS Pro also integrates an alarm system, POS, Face Recognition, and ITC for advanced security applications. High Reliability: DSS Pro supports hot standby which ensures system reliability for critical applications. When abnormal behavior is detected, the detection service will automatically restart the server to ensure service stability. Quality Service: To optimise user experience, Dahua offers quality aftersales services including Dahua Software Upgrade Program (SUP) to provide users with access to the latest Dahua software, Dahua Software Support Plan (SSP) which offers free post technical support, and Custom Development that ensures customised solutions are supervised by Dahua professionals to guarantee quality and performance. Dahua DSS Pro is an ideal choice for those who desire an easy-to-use, customisable, and centralised video management solution Application Scenarios: Beyond its basic application as a CCTV management system, DSS Pro can be used in many vertical industries such as retail, banking, transportation, and Safe City with the use of add-ons. Add-ons are separate software components installed on top of existing DSS video surveillance systems, providing users with extra powerful functionalities. Business Intelligence: In addition to its powerful surveillance capabilities, DSS also provides advanced business analysis functionality. Intelligent analysis features help department stores, outlets, and other businesses improve customer satisfaction, provide a secure shopping environment, and better plan store layout &consumer routes to grow business. LPR: The LPR module features automatic number of plate recognition (ANPR), vehicle image capture, vehicle list management, and more. It has a wide range of applications in the fields of parking and traffic management. Face Recognition: Face Recognition is beneficial for various applications such as monitoring the entrances and exits to railway stations, metro stations, airport terminals, commercial buildings, seaports, schools, factories, and offices. Centralised video management solution Dahua DSS Pro is an ideal choice for those who desire an easy-to-use, customisable, and centralised video management solution with high quality aftersales services. The release of DSS Pro is well in line with Dahua’s value proposition of providing innovation, quality, and service. With a mission of “Enabling a Safer Society and Smarter Living”, Dahua will continue to focus on its value propositions to serve customers and end users around the world.
Not only does Thailand benefit from having Southeast Asia’s second largest economy, but it is also at the heart of an evolution in smart cities and ‘green’ buildings. Thanks to the government’s recent Infrastructure Development Plan (2015 – 2020), an even stronger emphasis has been placed on further developing this sector in Thailand. These factors have resulted in many international government authorities, builders, project owners, and real estate developers become more and more appealed by the country’s work in smart security solutions – particularly for the likes of high-rise buildings, hotels, homes, factories, and retail. Visitors and exhibitors This is reflected in the 2017 edition of Secutech Thailand, where more than 150 international companies have gathered in 7,000 sqm of space at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre, which is a huge 133% increase in size compared to the previous edition. Taking place from 16 – 18 November, an estimated 15,000 trade visitors from 31 countries and regions are expected to attend the fair, as well as seven trade delegations from the ASEAN region. Serving as a hub for the sector’s most innovative developments for a smart and safe city, Secutech Thailand will cover the most vital aspects of the region’s security industry. This includes intelligent video, fire and safety, access control, IoT platforms, high speed and wireless transmission, and efficient storage. For this year’s edition, six individual zones have been established to highlight where attendees can find the sector-specific solutions they are looking for, and each associated with the smart security market. These are: Smart City, Smart Home, Smart Retail, Z-Wave Pavilion, UL Pavilion and Intelligent Video Gallery. Three special areas willbe formed to highlight the essential elements in the smart home sector New show element Keeping in line with the industry’s shift towards implementing more smart safety solutions, the 2017 fair features a Smart + Safe City Demo Area. This section will open up opportunities for the likes of security solution providers, global tech ecosystem providers, IT giants and system integrators to meet up and bring their latest discoveries to the fair’s visitors in a dedicated area. What’s more, continuing the success of SMAhome at Secutech Taipei, this area will also take part in the Thailand show for the first time. The showcase will feature various solutions for smart home security, ambient living, energy saving and automation for homes. Three special areas will be formed to highlight the essential elements in the smart home sector including: Smart Home Solution Centre Selected representative manufacturers will present the complete supply chain of the smart home sector in this area, including home security, comfort living and energy control. Also included will be various live product demos. Z-Wave Pavilion SMAhome Thailand and the Z-Wave Alliance have cooperated to hold the first ever Z-Wave Pavilion in Southeast Asia, aiming to introduce the latest smart home solutions from the international leading Z-Wave makers to the Thai market. Smart Lock Solution Display Here, international first-tier lock manufacturers will exhibit smart lock solutions. The display provides a complete procurement reference for local travel agencies and builders in Thailand, but also a platform for the manufacturers to connect with the Thai market. "The comprehensive coverage at Secutech Thailand once again reflects the region’s current trends" Ms Regina Tsai, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media, says Secutech Thailand’s topical themes this year have attracted an international presence to the region’s booming smart security market. “The comprehensive coverage at Secutech Thailand once again reflects the region’s current trends, thanks to the joint efforts with our partner Worldex G.E.C., as well as the local authorities and our industry counterparts. These new elements of the show serve as a bridge between the international security suppliers, local government authorities and construction companies. Not only that, but they also provide a gateway to businesses in the promising ASEAN market at the same time.” Fire safety and security for hotels and factories An intensive fringe programme with 12 conferences and seminars will be held alongside the fair. Each of these will deliver new ideas and updates from a smart and safe city perspective. These include: Thailand Smart City Master Plan Conference This conference will introduce the roadmap of developing smart cities in Thailand with key technology applications and successful case studies. Vision for the Development of Smart Industrial Estate in EEC This seminar will focus on the development of energy saving and management, and deploying Industry 4.0 into smart parks in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The Challenge of Security & Safety in Public Building Representatives from the BMA will explain the policies on public safety, and the requirement of intelligent security technologies in high-rise buildings and case studies. Industry 4.0 Conference: Making Factories Smarter and Safer This discussion looks at hot topics related to the Industry 4.0, the intelligent security technologies to facilitate it, solutions for industrial IoT development, and smart and safe factories. Smart Hotel Solution Day With the great support from the Hotel Security Association of Thailand, this conference dedicated to smart hotel management, and intelligent security and smart home solutions to facilitate smart hotels.
Ellams, a global manufacturer and supplier of telephone scratch cards based in Nairobi, Kenya, required a foolproof security solution, integrated with access control and video surveillance for their manufacturing units. Matrix provided Ellams with an Integrated Access Control solution comprising of Card based Entry and Exit Readers. Established in the year 1977, Ellams primarily started off as a Security Documents Printer and Business Forms Manufacturer. In the year 2001, Ellams started off with the new venture of developing Telephone Scratch Cards for local telecom and cellular operators. Ellams has two manufacturing units based in Nairobi that supply secure pre-paid scratch cards to Central, Western, Eastern, and Northern Africa. Security being crucial for Ellams with respect to its manufacturing unit, the company was on a look out for a vendor who could meet the below mentioned requirements. Challenges: Dual verification of credentials at main entrance Allow entry or exit to a user in an employee zone if a guard is present in his cabin Guard does not leave while employees are present in an employee zone Keep a check on employees’ movements – whether they enter after gaining access or not, etc. Access Control in each department Pre-defined number of users allowed in a department When a user enters an area, the event is recorded till he/she leaves Generate alarm on violation of access rules Solutions: Web-based access control solution with card-based entry and exit readers Integration with beam detector for checking user availability in an area after entering the premises Man-Trap feature to open one gate at a time Employees allowed access only if guard is present Occupancy control to ensure defined number of people are allowed in the respective zone Camera remains on in presence of employees in a respective zone and turns off in their absence Instant alarm notification to take immediate action upon violation of access rules Benefits: Improves security with integrated solution Real-time alarm notification helps take immediate action upon violation of access rules Ensures the guard continuously monitors entry and exit of employees Products: COSEC DOOR CAP - RF card based premium door controller COSEC PATH RDCE – EM proximity card-based reader COSEC PANEL LITE- Site controller for multiple door controllers COSEC CENTRA GE- Application software for 100 users, expandable up to 500 users COSEC GE ACM- Access control module for COSEC CENTRA GE
Security and surveillance systems are becoming critical to manufacturing plants and factories by helping to address the theft of raw materials, the theft of IP, and the tampering of equipment, machinery and cargo. They can also serve as an effective monitoring tool for overseeing assembly line production and worker safety. A Micron/Repon case study Repon, a manufacturer of high-quality ball bearing slides used in various industries including server- and rack-mount systems, office/home furniture, white appliances, tool boxes and medical carts, recently deployed an advanced security and surveillance system—an edge storage solution—at their newly built manufacturing plant in the south of Taiwan. Their system architect, Apogear, integrated Micron’s industrial microSD cards into this solution. In the case of Repon’s deployment, 24x7 operational requirements needed to be met while minimising the risk of data lossIn this case study, we discuss why Repon implemented an edge storage solution and how they will benefit—from a total cost of ownership (TCO) perspective—with Micron’s industrial microSD cards. Why edge storage? The simple answer: to enhance overall system reliability. In the case of Repon’s deployment, 24x7 operational requirements needed to be met while minimising the risk of data loss. Edge storage—the recording of video and storing it at the camera—provides recording redundancy, helping to reduce the risk of data loss. By storing a second copy of recorded video in a microSD card, edge storage provides backup in case there are any issues with the primary network storage (including network reliability issues). In the event the primary network storage goes offline, video continues recording in the microSD card. The recorded video can then be synchronised to network video recorders (NVRs) or video management systems (VMS) after the primary system is restored. Selecting the right industrial microSD Card Historically, memory manufacturers sell the lowest quality NAND flash (media grade) memory to the memory card market. While this quality of NAND can be sufficient for storing pictures and video (where data is written to once and stored), using it in microSD cards for edge storage (where data can be written and rewritten to often) is not recommended. Figure 1: Edge Storage for Recording Redundancy Edge recording with memory specifically designed to support 24x7 recording over a long period of time requires a new understanding of how that memory is made— from silicon selection, to manufacturing flow, to product design, to qualification testing. Many microSD cards available in the market today are intended for consumer use in digital still cameras (DSCs), car dash cams, or home cameras; they are not designed for commercial and industrial edge storage in IP video surveillance cameras. As such, edge storage can often be viewed as ‘unreliable’ by system integrators and installers.Users may not understand that the lifetime and quality of a microSD card can vary significantly depending on the quality of the card Users may not understand that the lifetime and quality of a microSD card can vary significantly depending on the quality of the card. Selecting the wrong quality of microSD card can result in costly field failures, often occurring within months after deployment. The importance of selecting the right memory card in an edge storage solution is illustrated in Apogear’s analysis of Repon’s edge storage solution. The analysis also shows the cost savings Repon anticipates from using Micron’s Industrial microSD cards in their solution. Project cost analysis and assumptions Apogear’s total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis (below) is reflected in relative percentages, and not on actual dollars and cents given regional and vendor differences. To create an understanding of the project scale, the TCO was estimated at approximately $850,000 USD over a three-year contract term in regards to deploying a 600-camera system at Repon’s manufacturing facility using Micron Industrial microSD cards. Figure 2: Cost Distribution Data, as provided by Apogear Figure 2 provides the percentage of costs during the estimated lifecycle of the edge storage system. The cost per system phase amounts to: Equipment cost (68%) - the cost of an IP camera, networking equipment (switch, cables, etc.), accessories, NVR and central monitoring system (CMS), and storage (HDD and microSD card). Deployment cost (20%) - the cost of installation, configuration and integration. Design cost (2%) - the cost of consulting and system architecture design. Maintenance cost (8%) - the cost of planned, regular and additional maintenance services. Decommission cost (2%) – the cost of dismounting and recycling equipment at the end of its lifetime Why Micron’s industrial microSD card? Micron’s solution is backed with a 3-year product warranty under professional surveillance use casesThe importance of product reliability is often underestimated when considering the cost of maintenance and field service. When a retail-grade microSD card fails, the card must be replaced. Not only are there direct costs of sending a crew to service and replace the card, but there are also outage times that can result in significantly more costs. By implementing Micron’s industrial microSD card, which is designed for 24/7 video surveillance edge storage usage, it is estimated that Repon will see an approximate $141,000, or about 16%, improvement in TCO compared to using an off-the-shelf retail microSD card1. High reliability and quality, lower maintenance and replacement costs Micron’s industrial microSD card supports 3 years of high-quality continuous 24/7 video recording with a quality specification of 2 million hours mean time to failure (MTTF) and 0.44% annualized failure rate (AFR) —2X better than a typical HDD today. Additionally, Micron’s solution is backed with a 3-year product warranty under professional surveillance use cases, helping to keep maintenance and replacement costs to a minimum. Figure 3: Maintenance and Replacement Cost Comparison, as provided by Apogear Advanced features minimise risk of data loss Micron’s industrial microSD card contains firmware optimised to provide stable performance for 24x7 high quality video recording with minimal frame drops.Micron understands the unique needs of this market and has developed deep application-level expertise In addition, Micron’s industrial microSD card offers a health monitoring feature for IP camera integration that reports card usage and lifetime remaining. Systems can integrate this feature into their software to alert predictive maintenance service. Micron’s industrial microSD card comes with password protected lock/unlock features to keep the device secure. Conclusion The move to edge recording and high endurance storage is happening across the Industrial IoT landscape. Targeted solid state storage solutions are emerging, and with it, new entrants into the security and surveillance ecosystem. As a leader in automotive and industrial memory solutions, Micron’s new product line of industrial microSD cards are built to meet the requirements of this industry. As a trusted advisor to its embedded customers for more than 25 years, Micron understands the unique needs of this market and has developed deep application-level expertise and a portfolio designed with that in mind. Most importantly, it brings to the market a mindset to deliver sustainable value to its customers.
JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. is an automotive tyre, tubes and flaps manufacturing company based in Delhi, India. The company is the only tyre manufacturer offering the entire range of four-wheeler radials for trucks, buses, and cars. JK Tyre has a worldwide customer base in over 80+ countries. With production facilities in nine plants, total production capacity is almost 20 million tyres per annum. Employee shift and visitor management JK Tyres have its biggest manufacturing setup in Mysore. The premise consists of a manufacturing unit as well as the administrative department. Since the plant runs 24×7 and there are numerous shifts of workers, they found it difficult to manage multiple shifts manually. Managing visitors was also a problem for the company. So, they required a software that would help them keep a record of visitors on time-to-time basis. Creating a visitor’s identity in the form of visitor pass and generating reports of visitors on a monthly basis was a tiresome process. JK Tyres was looking for a vendor who could offer them a complete solution related to time-attendance and visitor management. Matrix time-attendance solution Matrix offered a time-attendance solution, which centrally handled multiple shifts of workers and employees. Numerous shifts were created to manage time-attendance of over 500+ workers. Moreover, they provided employee self service, which helped the employees view day-to-day attendance, apply for leave/tour, etc. JK Tyres further required a record of visitors so Matrix delivered visitor management software, which helped them create a visitor pass, fetch visitor records, and generate reports of the same. Results: Reduction in cumbersome HR tasks Automatic maintenance of visitor records on day-to-day basis 40% increase in productivity of employees and workers
Surveon, the enterprise NVR solutions provider, announced a factory in Kuwait City has deployed Surveon’s IP surveillance solutions as their partner for security application, including 100+ megapixel cameras and 10 enterprise-grade network video recorders, which not only fulfill the need of 180-day non-stop recording, but also ensure a strong protection for the safety in the factory.Ensuring long-term video retentionWhen it comes to an effective surveillance system for factory application, megapixel solutions offer significant benefits for surveillance purpose as the clarity of images offers efficiency in monitoring and help prevent possible events such as intrusion in forbidden areas like production line or operation station.However, it’s challenging to plan a reliable system with sufficient storage to cope with large number of cameras that cover every critical area for 24/7 recording requirement. With Surveon NVR7316, these problems can easily be solved. Supporting up to 128CH 1080P full HD cameras with non-stop recording and 16-bay hot-swappable HDDs, NVR7316 is an ideal solution for industrial application. In addition, NVR7316 is able to expand the storage via local SAS port or iSCSI interface, making it suitable to projects that require long-term video retention.Wide-range monitoringDue to its spacious environment and the limited number of security guards, not all the places in the factory can be well monitored. Surveon 3MP cameras, CAM3461LV and CAM3471HEV, provide 1.5-times larger monitoring range at 30 FPS and allow the whole production line to be seen clearly, giving the factory cost-effective options without installing other cameras for wide-range monitoring.Meanwhile, Surveon 5MP cameras, CAM3571VP and CAM4521LV, ensure all details can be seen without any missed, even under the low light conditions such as the gateway of factory. All Surveon megapixel cameras are with industrial-grade components to ensure product reliability for long-term operations.Affordable yet professional solution"Surveon can always provide the affordable yet professional solutions for our projects. Without searching other solution providers for months, Surveon's total solutions have met all of our expectations and delivered the performance that is tailored to our needs," said the Project Partner, Advanced Technology Company for Computers ATCC.Surveon is dedicated to offering a variety of end-to-end video surveillance solutions catering to different vertical applications, giving partners reliable options for their projects.
Aperio E100 online escutcheons were installed with DDS electronic access control system at new Ashkelon plant As a manufacturer of security, safety and fire doors for commercial markets, Reshafim know what it takes to secure a property. To protect their own new manufacturing site, their choice was Aperio® wireless locks from ASSA ABLOY, integrated with the DDS access control system from Ardan. Around 30 battery-powered Aperio® E100 online escutcheons have been installed at the new Ashkelon plant. Each is linked to a DDS electronic access control system using a network of wireless communications hubs. With no wires, no expensive electrical cabling work was needed for the installation, which helped Reshafim control costs for the project. Wireless access control for Reshafim site security “As part of a large investment at the site, we demanded an access control system that worked online and around the clock,” says Gabi Gavriel, IT manager at Reshafim. “Aperio wireless technology met our access control and security needs perfectly.” Employees at the Reshafim plant now open doors using standard RFID technology, in this case with HID smartcards. Deployment was straightforward, and can easily be extended should needs at the manufacturing site change or Reshafim wishes to extend access control to bring more company locations into the same system. Aperio® components fit Reshafim’s security doors, standard doors and fire doors. With the Aperio® connected online to the access control system chosen by Reshafim, facilities managers can conduct access audits on demand. They can issue or revoke an individual’s access rights instantly, which is crucial in maintaining site security if someone loses a card. And with Aperio® online, all changes can be made in real time using the access control software and communications hub, without the need to visit every door with a portable updater.
The video system is synchronised with automatic conveyor belts used to transport the shipments throughthe building Introduction Over 78% of the German population has bought something over the Internet. And it‘s not just in Germany that the convenient way of shopping with just a few clicks has grown in popularity over the years, thanks to the wide range available and the attractive prices. A large part of the success of e-commerce is down to the parcel carriers, because without them, a reliable and speedy delivery of the goods ordered online would be unthinkable. So it is no wonder that the market for courier express and parcel delivery services has grown faster in the last 15 years than the German economy as a whole. The project Business has also developed very positively during this time for DPD in Germany. As one of the leading suppliers of parcel delivery services in Germany, the company operates 75 hubs across the country, where shipments are collected and distributed to the deliverers. At peak times, some of these centres are handling up to 100,000 shipments a day. In order to be able to handle such an amount of shipments efficiently, the hubs are equipped with the latest technology, such as automated parcel conveyor and scanning systems. Since reliability and security are amongst the most important quality criteria in the parcel logistics industry, DPD has been deploying video-based systems for some time in order to be able to track individual parcel movements within the hubs at all times. As part of the modernisation of the DPD hub in Heilbronn, it was decided to install a video solution for documenting the sorting and handover processes. Initially, the planning basis was a specification document that had been drawn up by DPD for earlier projects, which to a large extent was oriented around the possibilities offered by analogue video technology. However, it very rapidly became clear that modern IP-based video systems, e.g. those using cameras with HD resolution, can support the processes in the distribution centre even better. So a new list of requirements was put together that also included the possibilities offered by IP technology. As well as providing shipment tracking that was as simple to operate and as user-friendly as possible, for clarification in cases where parcels had gone missing and for optimising the organisational processes, the solution deployed was also to cover the monitoring of the site, including loading bays and access roads. The complete parcel processing within the distribution centre is recorded in video system using HD network cameras The solution During discussions between DPD and M.N.O. Stühler GmbH & Co. KG, who has been providing DPD hubs with video management systems for years and who has extensive experience in this area, the focus therefore turned to SeeTec. The company, with its headquarters in the Karlsruhe Technology Region, not only offers scalable and extremely powerful VMS software, together with M.N.O it has developed an industry-specific video solution, tailored specifically to the needs and processes of parcel logistics companies. Those responsible for deciding on the choice of system were particularly impressed by the system-concept prepared by M.N.O. and SeeTec for equipping DPD locations, because of the use of just one server for the complete system, which was able to reduce energy costs by up to 50% compared with a recorder-based system. The flexibility of the SeeTec Multi-Solution Platform means that the system can be extended at any time through the addition of new modules, for example if intelligent image analysis needs to be deployed to secure the perimeter fence or if the vehicles driving onto the site are to have their number plates automatically identified and recorded. Manfred Gugel, MD at M.N.O. points out a further benefit: “By separating hardware and software, system components can be exchanged or extended independently of each other. This way, technological innovations, such as more powerful servers can be taken into account at any time, which makes the investment sustainable going forward.” The result The solution from M.N.O. and SeeTec was integrated seamlessly into the processes at the DPD hub. The complete parcel processing within the distribution centre, from delivery through sorting and distribution to the final handover to the delivery companies is documented and recorded in the video system, using network cameras with HD resolution. The flexibility of the SeeTecMulti-Solution Platform meansthat the system can be extendedat any time through the additionof new modules In addition, the video system is synchronised with the automatic conveyor belts used to transport the shipments through the building. All incoming parcels are recorded and automatically processed in the system as they are unloaded. If the final delivery transaction is missing or faulty, the shipment number is recorded by the ERP system in an error report that then serves as the basis for the manual investigation. As a rule, the error report is processed once a day by the DPD employee responsible for tracking missing shipments, by selecting the corresponding shipment numbers through the search screen in the SeeTec Logistics client. Since the video system can use the scan data and is also aware of the operating speeds of the conveyor belts, it always “knows” when a parcel is within the viewing range of a monitoring camera and displays the corresponding preview pictures. Starting from the last image where the shipment was visible, the employee can now localise the error source quickly and easily. The customer Thanks to the jointly conceived solution, it is easy to trace where a single parcel was at any given point in time. So for example, wrongly sorted parcels can easily be located again, which keeps losses to an absolute minimum - a convincing argument for the parcel logistics service provider. DPD is also happy with the fact that in addition the modern IP solution saves energy and therefore costs in comparison to conventional recorder systems. Heiko Köger, manager of the Heilbronn DPD hub stresses the importance of this: “For DPD the responsible use of resources plays an important role. The fact that this aspect could be taken into account as part of the introduction of an innovative IP video system to support our business processes makes it even better!” DPD is convinced by the implemented concept, and together with M.N.O. as its partner is equipping further depots in Germany with the SeeTec logistics solution.”