People and vehicle access control specialist Nortech is now offering a robust long-range reader based on semi active RFID technology, which enables automatic vehicle identification at distances of up to 10 metres and speeds of up to 125 mph. The TRANSIT Ultimate from Nedap is a high-end reader and is designed to perform well in both high security applications and demanding vehicular access control applications. It is also designed to perform under harsh environmental conditions. It is ideal for...
March Networks, a global provider of intelligent video solutions, has announced the March Networks RideSafe RT Series IP Recorder, a new video recording and management platform designed to help passenger rail operators improve security and incident investigation using integrated high-definition (HD) video and vehicle data. Available in two 20-channel models – the RT20E and the RT20EP with eight PoE ports for vehicles that require integrated camera power – the RideSafe RT Series IP R...
Traka is exhibiting at Safety & Health Expo, displaying its wealth of innovative solutions in intelligent key and equipment management, each designed to ensure compliance to the highest health and safety standards. On stand M140, Traka will demonstrate how it can help organisations enforce process and fulfil health and safety requirements, whilst implementing superior management control right from pre-operational safety checks through to loading management. Fault reporting, integrate...
EverFocus, GeoVision, PLANET and VIVOTEK—were the highlights of a press conference at ISC West 2018, organised by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan’s foremost trade promotion organisation. These breakthrough products, with potential to transform the global security market, include a futuristic Virtual Reality 720° camera, a facial recognition dome camera, a cutting-edge Internet of Vehicle (IoV) fleet surveillance system, an IP camera armed with anti...
Sofradir Group shareholders, Thales and Safran announced the appointment of Jean-François Delepau as its new chairman, with immediate effect. Previously managing director of ULIS, a Sofradir Group company, Mr. Delepau will oversee all the defence, aerospace and commercial market operations of the three companies within the Group: Sofradir, ULIS and US-based Sofradir-EC. “Jean-François’ vision, dedication to excellence and the wealth of his experience and career-long ac...
During the Transit Bus Summit 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, Global Traffic Technologies will be talking with transit agencies about how they can help municipalities to move smarter and more efficiently by utilising intelligent ‘Opticom Analytics and flexible Priority Control as a Service’ solutions. The Transit Bus Summit is an event aimed at transportation directors of public transit and university bus systems and provides an opportunity for agencies and suppliers to share ideas and so...
Foot traffic remained at respectable levels during Day Two of IFSEC International 2016 at ExCeL London. Attendees are bombarded with sensory overload as manufacturers look for new ways to stand out from the crowd. The result sometimes seems more like a lot of noise. Everyone is looking for ways to stand out from the noise of competing product features and claims at the show. One exhibitor, Tyco Security Products, is taking a different approach at this year's show, abandoning traditional emphasis on individual products and opting instead to focus on customer solutions targeted to end users. Tyco Security Products’ end-user targeted solutions Peter Ainsworth, Tyco Security Products' Director of Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), says everything at the Tyco stand -- from the layout to collateral material -- is built around the need to answer "so-what" questions from customers. "They want to know how we can save them money and make their lives better," says Ainsworth. A single brochure provides the "ultimate takeaway" for Tyco's visitors at this year's show; the "augmented reality" brochure has images that can be scanned with a smartphone to provide additional information, data sheets, etc. Tyco Security Products is also giving away a "magic cube" that can be configured as a cube showing Tyco's product lines, and then reconfigured into a multi-sided "star" shape that depicts various vertical market applications. There are "trigger points" on the cube that can be scanned using a smartphone app to provide additional information for potential customers, including videos. The design of both the brochure and the cube emphasise the message that Tyco Security Products understands customers' businesses. "This is where we see our product fitting within your establishment," says Ainsworth. "We take them through the journey at our stand." The brochure depicts the same journey and "helps the end customer understand what we can do for them," he adds. "It's not about intrusion, access or video, but about the total solution." "At a trade show like IFSEC, we are one of hundreds of stands," says Ainsworth. "We want something that people will remember us for. It's different and innovative, and reflects who we are as an organisation." TDSi Gardis access control "At a trade show like IFSEC, weare one of hundreds of stands.We want something that peoplewill remember us for. It's differentand innovative. It's not aboutintrusion, access or video, butabout the total solution" In addition to getting customers' attention, some manufacturers have other agendas. Gathering feedback for product development is another way exhibitors can get the most out of IFSEC. For example, TDSi is previewing its new Gardis access control platform at IFSEC, including all-new, intuitive software that is easier to navigate, and a new hardware controller, both conformant to ONVIF Profiles A and C. Two years in development, the system will be easier to integrate with third party systems, using a REST-based application programming protocol (API). The new TDSi products are six months or so away from launch, and TDSi is using the IFSEC show to get feedback about changes customers might like to see as the software is fine-tuned; then it will undergo extensive field trials in the next several months. Getting feedback from potential customers is an invaluable tool for TDSi's development engineers, and IFSEC is an ideal venue to provide the feedback. "We can do an awful lot in three days that would take us weeks driving around in a car or flying around," says John Davies, TDSi's Managing Director. "It's a cost-effective way to achieve the same thing. Also, every year at the show we dig up a couple of projects that pay for the stand. This year we met with a customer that has 900 sites. We're in the early stages of talking with them about the new platform." IFSEC 2016 provides a first look at the new TDSi technology, which Davies says the company will introduce to the U.S. market by 2017, likely as a hardware component of an OEM partner's access control system. The open, ONVIF-conformant strategy makes it possible. TDSi has not been active in the U.S. market for 10 years or more; developing the open-architecture product is a favourable alternative to entering the large market with an older, "me too" product, says Davies. HID Global Seos and Mobile Access solution Also at the show, HID Global introduced new high-definition direct-to-card printers, and showed its HID Mobile Access solution, powered by Seos. The company also emphasised integration of its Seos mobile credentialing system with time and attendance, fleet management and hand-held devices. There is a related managed services offering. A lot of buzz has surrounded Seos since it came on the market in September 2014, and currently there are several hundred mobile access systems installed worldwide, including hundreds of thousands of mobile identities in use in Western Europe and the United States. There have been several notable installations in the United States, especially among colleges and universities. HID Global is currently in the process of building out a "global wallet" in cooperation with chip manufacturer NXP, which is preloading its computer chips with Seos, usable for many applications beyond physical access control. At IFSEC, HID Global announced it has been selected by Vodafone Italy to modernise the company's physical access control system by providing a group of employees a mobile access solution across multiple sites and applications at the Vodafone Village in Milan.
The ESX Innovation Awards celebrate companies bringing groundbreaking technologies to the electronic security industry The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) announced the 2016 Innovation Award winners. Earning an ESX Innovation Award is one of the industry’s highest achievements. The ESX Innovation Awards recognise companies that bring the most impactful and groundbreaking technologies to the electronic security and life safety industry. Companies with emerging technologies, as well as those that have been field-tested are acknowledged through the programme. It identifies both the companies who are driving our industry forward with innovative end user offerings and those forging the path with new or improved tools that help security and life safety companies be more efficient and profitable. Unique TechVision Challenge for winners The winners will be featured at ESX 2016 in the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase on the expo floor. Attendees will have the opportunity to review the award-winning products and services that benefit the end users’ experience, as well as those that benefit top line revenues and bottom line results. In addition, ten of the winners will compete in the TechVision Challenge, an interactive "Shark Tank" style competition, before a panel of top industry experts who will determine the "Best of Show" product or service. George De Marco, ESX Chairman, commented, "The ESX Innovation Awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise excellence and innovation in product and service offerings for the industry, and to reward those companies who are propelling us into the future." And the winners are: AWARD CATEGORY COMPANY PRODUCT / SERVICE ACCESS CONTROL - CARDS & CREDENTIALS Bristol ID Technologies Dual Technology Student ID Card with Prox and MIRARE© 1K Short Range RFID and Low Energy Mag Strip ACCESS CONTROL - CONTROLLERS DMP 96 Doors of Access Control ACCESS CONTROL - ELECTRONIC / MECHANICAL LOCKS Yale Locks & Hardware Yale nexTouch ACCESS CONTROL - TELEPHONE ENTRY CONTROL / INTERCOM Viking Electronics K-1775-IP DEALER SERVICES - COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE / SERVICE CSR Professional Services Readiness DEALER SERVICES - FLEET TRACKING SkyBitz Local Fleets SA3000 Fleet Management Solution DEALER SERVICES - MARKETING SUPPORT SERVICES Alarm.com Customer Connections from Alarm.com DIGITAL HEALTH / WELL-BEING SYSTEMS - MOBILE TRACKING / MPERS Cornell Communications, Inc. Inform DIGITAL HEALTH / WELL-BEING SYSTEMS - PERS Essence VPD - Voice Panic Detector INTRUSION SYSTEMS - NOTIFICATION APPLIANCES Interlogix Interlogix Flood / Freeze Sensor MOBILE APPS FOR CONSUMERS - RESIDENTIAL APP Interlogix Interlogix UltraSync MONITORING (CENTRAL STATION) - DEALER APP MKS Web Dealer MONITORING (CENTRAL STATION) - ENHANCED / VERIFIED MONITORING Secure Global Solutions nextStage™ MONITORING (CENTRAL STATION) - SOFTWARE Bold Technologies Manitou Cloud Services SMART HOME - HOME AUTOMATION / HOME CONTROL SYSTEMS ipDatatel Zigbee ipDatatel BAT-ZKI (ZigBee Keypad Interface) VIDEO SURVEILLANCE - MONITORS EIZO Inc DuraVision FDF2304W-IP DEALER SERVICES - BUSINESS OPERATIONS Honeywell AlarmNet 360™ DEALER SERVICES - FINANCIAL SOFTWARE Perennial Software AlarmBiller FIRE LIFE SAFETY - DETECTION APPLIANCES Honeywell Security and Fire SWIFT® Wireless Fire Alarm Solution INSTALLATION / SERVICE TOOLS - PRODUCTIVITY MOBILE APPLICATIONS Appostle Concepts, LLC. LowVo INTRUSION SYSTEMS - CELLULAR / RADIO COMMUNICATORS M2M Services MiNi01-4G Interactive Cellular Alarm Communicator INTRUSION SYSTEMS - CONTROLLERS & CONTROL PANELS Qolsys IQ Panel 2 INTRUSION SYSTEMS - DIY SECURITY Honeywell DragonFly MONITORING (CENTRAL STATION) - INTERACTIVE SERVICES FOR END USER DICE Corporation Matrix CRM Communications Gateway MONITORING (CENTRAL STATION) - MANAGED VIDEO I-View Now Advanced Video Management & Device Health Monitoring Platform VIDEO SURVEILLANCE Telguard Arlo™ Wire-Free Video System Supported by Telguard
TeleEye would like to present their award winning mobile DVR, specifically designed for the safety of public and transit vehicles applications. The RX538, equipped with TeleEye’s cutting edge technology and a robust design was recognised and awarded the “Best Crime Preventive Product Award” on June 10th 2015 by the Hong Kong Security Association. This 960H DVR is able to withstand harsh conditions such as temperature fluctuations from -25°C - 50°C and power interruptions. As it is difficult to predict the conditions of the roads, the RX538 is engineered with good stability and is not affected by vibrations. Therefore no matter what the conditions are outside or within the vehicle, the RX538 will continue to record smoothly. Efficient streaming for instant response TeleEye RX538 operates on a 3G/4G mobile network. Where low latency and unreachable fixed networks are a concern, this DVR, incorporated with SMAC-M technology ensures that operators in the control room can stream the video footage smoothly without any buffering and disruptions. It is indispensible to provide maximum security, especially for cash-in-transit vehicles by safeguarding against the risks of vehicles heists. As SMAC-M allows real time monitoring and recording without any delays during the transmission of data, security personnel are able to respond instantaneously. Therefore TeleEye successfully addresses the vital safety aspects for the crew and the need for the protection of the valuables in transit. Hacker resistance and data security The events occurring within the vehicles are monitored and recorded as soon as they leave the depot. As an additional, yet crucial element for supplying the highest level of security, the experts at TeleEye have created the TeleEye Hacker Resistant technology. This unique technology has five layers of protection specifically aimed to help safeguard video data when it is being delivered via a public network, as this system is able to separate the video network from an IP network transmission. Hence prevents unauthorised personnel obtaining the video data and viewing the events within the vehicle in order to prevent criminal activities. Physical / GPS checking on vehicle's data The TeleEye RX538 has a GPS tracking function 3G router that allows the operators to easily track and pinpoint the location of the vehicles as they move. With the transportation of high value goods, it is important to guarantee that they arrive safely to the specified destination, and if the vans deviate from designated course then the operators will be alerted. The GPS tracking function is vital for vehicle security, as it will assist in stolen vehicle recovery procedures. Overall activities such as route planning, estimation of departure and arrival times can discourage speeding and contribute to better driving practices, improve efficiency and cut fuel costs. Data retention for future investigation By saving the data onto a separate storage device and releasing the storage capacity, older records can be retained for longer. This means that the video footages can be retrieved later and used to trace evidence for assisting investigations. The TeleEye RX538 mobile DVR, complemented with the advanced TeleEye technology and software, is able to deliver a complete end- to- end security solution ranging from preventative actions, to surveillance operations, assisting in follow up precautions and investigations. Longer recording The DVR is designed to continuously record the happenings within a vehicle over a long period of time. The RX538 is equipped with 2 HDDs, with the large amount of storage capacity; this allows more data to be recorded. The recorded data via the RX538 can also be reviewed and extracted to the central storage server after the vehicle returns to the depot. BS8418 Professional CCTV Compliance TeleEye supplies indispensible and complete end-to-end surveillance solutions that adhere to the BS8418, British CCTV Standards. In case of heists or other threats, the drivers can push a button to send an alarm and seamless video from the RX538 to the central monitoring station. In case of network failure, TeleEye sureSIGHT video management software can easily switched the monitoring from one place to another. Features Max. resolution: 960x 576 (PAL) and 960x480 (NTSC) (33% higher than D1) Real time recording up to 200fps (PAL) and 240fps (NTSC) Dual compression: H.264 & SMAC-M Up to 8 video inputs & 16 alarm inputs Hacker Resistant Remote Video surveillance on 3G & 4G network Automated digital recording initiated by vehicle’s ignition Playback & video extraction via Wi-Fi Fast detachment & shock protection design Support up to 2 x 2.5” SATA HDDs British Standard BS8418 compliant
The TeleEye RX538 was awarded for providing safety of public and transit vehicles security and fleet management TeleEye Holdings Ltd, a pioneer and innovator of video surveillance is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year; the Hong Kong Security Association (HKSA) has recognised TeleEye’s products as one of the “Best Crime Preventive Products” in 2015. The award winning product TeleEye RX538 is a professional mobile DVR designed for the safety of public and transit vehicles security and fleet management. The annual security awards 2014/2015 is organised by HKSA The Annual Security Awards 2014/2015, organised by the HKSA is separated into four categories. TeleEye RX538 entered Category 4 – Best Crime Preventive Product of the Year for Video Surveillance Products. Entries were judged based on product innovation, uniqueness, potential applications and the benefits to users. TeleEye RX538 mobile DVR met all the requirements and was selected by a judging panel composed of all the Executive Committee Members for this prestigious award. DVRs prevents unauthorised access to cash vaults A global leader, specialising in the secure transportation and handling of currency and other high value materials for banks, financial institutions, a variety of other commercial and government sectors, has entrusted the safety of its crew and customers’ valuables to the TeleEye RX538 mobile DVRs. “At TeleEye, we always have the users’ best interest and security in mind. Therefore we are honoured that the TeleEye RX538 is recognised as one of the best crime preventive product,” states Mr. Nevin Ho, Engineering Director of TeleEye. “These DVRs are installed across the fleet of transit vehicles and preventing unauthorised access to cash vaults because they can only be unlocked remotely from the head office via a switch function on the RX538, hence prohibiting any direct access by the drivers or third parties. In case of heist threats, drivers are able to send an alarm and seamless video from the RX538 to the central monitoring station. The RX538 operates on 3G/4G mobile network and where low latency and unreachable fixed networks are a concern, TeleEye SMAC-M allows real time monitoring and recording for the control room operators. The recorded data can be extracted and stored onto a separate storage device and retrieved at a later point in time. The TeleEye RX538 completed with TeleEye SMAC-M provides a complete end to end security solution for crime prevention,” concludes Mr. Ho.
LEGIC's 4000 series reader chip will be integrated into card readers for VISPIRON’s system LEGIC Identsystems Ltd welcomes VISPIRON as a new partner in the field of mobility solutions into its ID Network. The technology company which has its headquarters in Munich divides its business activities between the fields of engineering, measurement systems, energy and fleet management. The latter is the field of activity for VISPIRON CARSYNC GmbH, which is responsible for operational activities in the field of fleet management as an independent company. The LEGIC 4000 series will be integrated into the card readers for the CARSYNC-LOG driver's logbook management system module family. The VISPIRON GROUP is among the leading technology providers in Germany and has won many awards for its growth and its innovative drive. Its core competences are in the development of electric/electronic and mechatronic systems in a variety of industries, including the automotive industry, communications technology, medicine and environmental technology. The CARSYNC division manufactures various hardware and software components which support the flexible and successful management of vehicle fleets. The card reader with a LEGIC reader chip guarantees the authentication of the driver in a vehicle which spans RFID technology as well as driving license checking by means of an RFID security label. Collaboration between VISPIRON and LEGIC In order to guarantee problem-free access to the cars in the vehicle fleet as well as simple and secure driver authentication, VISPIRON CARSYNC GmbH is producing a multi-card reader. This is based on SM-4200M reader chip from the LEGIC 4000 series and shall be installed for the first time in the Stadtwerke Augsburg vehicle fleet. Stadtwerke [public utility companies] rely on the vehicle pool being ready for use at any time for possible emergency use. Thanks to the provision of an electronic key cabinet, the vehicle keys are always available to the employees. The use of contactless technology, e.g. through the use of employee ID cards, makes the necessary process of driver and right to drive authentication easier, both at the key cabinet and in the vehicle. Further car park data will be analysed with the help of telematics in order to ensure efficient utilisation of the car park. CARSYNC-LOG CARSYNC-LOG is a unique driver's logbook management system. A multitude of functions provide the basis for effecting monitoring and management of vehicle fleets. With the intelligent combination of individual modules in one place, it offers a wide variety of possible applications, such as fleet management, driving license checking or pool car booking. The customer decides when and how to put together and implement their complete solution. The motivations for using a telematics system may differ depending on car park requirements. One customer might want tax assurance and legal certainty, another might want transparency in the car park and a third might want to reduce their CO2 emissions. The modules can be put together for all of these, according to each one’s preferences.
The Cassidian-ENERTRAG system only triggers signals such as LED lamps when they are needed Cassidian, the defence and security division of the EADS aerospace group, will be working together with ENERTRAG, a wind power company, on beacons for wind turbines. The companies have signed a declaration of intent whereby a radar from Cassidian will be integrated into ENERTRAG's system of beacons. This system warns pilots about possible collisions with wind turbines, by locating aircraft or helicopters flying towards a turbine at an early stage, and only triggering signals such as LED lamps when they are needed. Disturbances to residents are thus reduced to a minimum.In the coming year, ENERTRAG and Cassidian are planning to equip a pilot project with the new system so as to meet the requirements for official certification of a joint product. The system will be available to all customers in the wind turbine market.
Denmark’s Evotec chose Idesco readers to complete their cargo securing system they had designed for transport companies’ vehicles. Evotec’s system does more than merely preventing cargo theft. Drivers also feel more secure when delivering because hijack risks are also reduced. This is because cargo is robustly secured when drivers leave vehicles behind. Idesco 8 CD 2.0 DESFire readers Evotec selected Idesco 8 CD 2.0 DESFire readers for deployment on delivery vehicles Danish cargo companies had been struggling with regular delivery cargo thefts. Drivers did not feel secure when delivering and financial losses were growing. Evotec decided to develop a novel vehicle security solution for cargo companies. As part of their solution, Evotec selected Idesco 8 CD 2.0 DESFire readers for deployment on delivery vehicles. Idesco readers have since been installed on several hundred Danish cargo trucks and vans. Early in their design process, Evotec had seen a clear need to strictly limit access to vehicle’s cargo space to authenticated personnel only. They had known RFID technology could provide accurate, secure user identification and authentication. They learned that Idesco’s MIFARE DESFire readers, paired with 128-bit AES-encrypted DESFire transponders, would easily repel transponder hacking or cloning. Best of all, they learned Idesco designed many of its readers for installing outdoors, reliably resisting impacts, moisture, dirt and temperature extremes. Security Key Management service Idesco’s Security Key Management service saved Evotec extensive time and resources"Bo Schønning, Evotec Aps CEO, described the subsequent cooperation of Idesco with his company, “We got great assistance in choosing the correct solution for our system”. In addition to coded readers, Evotec ApS also subscribed to Idesco’s convenient Security Key Management Service for ensure compatibility with every vehicle’s readers. Since DESFire demands readers and transponders be encoded with matching security keys, Idesco’s Security Key Management service saved Evotec extensive time and resources, freeing them to focus exclusively on installations for their customers’ vehicles without worrying about managing DESFire keys themselves. “We feel safe when Idesco handles this data for our customers”, says Bo Schønning. The cargo drivers of Evotec’s customers are assigned vehicle specific transponders to carry, which open the cargo space when presented to the reader guarding it. For increased security, the driver cabin locks automatically when the cargo space unlocks. Additionally, cargo doors automatically lock when they close and will remain locked when the vehicle’s engine is running. The system works equally well in vehicles equipped with liftgates. Opening the vehicle’s driver cabin with the ignition key doesn’t affect its cargo space: it remains continuously locked. If needed, a vehicle’s cargo space could be opened remotely via fleet management software. If a transponder is stolen, a vehicle’s readers can be reprogrammed to not recognise the transponders. Fleet management and vehicle tracking Vehicles are also equipped with GPS transmitters that update fleet software with vehicle locations and routes Vehicles are also equipped with GPS transmitters that update fleet software with vehicle locations and routes. The fleet software’s online tracking and route reporting also provides cargo companies a powerful fuel control ability that can reduce fleet costs. “This system has significantly increased drivers’ security at work while reducing costs caused by theft”, notes Bo Schønning, CEO, Evotec ApS. “Fuel costs have also been reduced, as the cars aren’t left idling anymore. It is easier to control the fleet, and our customers can also follow the quality of deliveries with this system”, he continues.” RFID technology Founded in 1989, Idesco is an experienced company in the field of RFID technology. From the very beginning, Idesco was a pioneer in using RFID, deploying it for identification in industrial applications. Down through the years Idesco continued expanding its reputation as a pioneer provider by innovating numerous technological alternatives and multiple technologies for a variety of different application areas. Every day, Idesco devices collect data and enhance security for a variety of access control, vehicle identification, logistics and inventory control systems.
To help comply with industry regulations, boost security, and improve operational efficiencies, Associated British Ports (ABP) needed an advanced, flexible HD surveillance system that could leverage the existing network infrastructure and easily integrate with the port’s current analogue-based system. ABP relies on Avigilon Control Center software with HDSM to seamlessly manage the HD surveillance system 24x7. At the Port of Grimsby, ABP installed two 11MP Avigilon HD cameras to monitor vehicle entry and exit and to provide driver identification and license plate details, and one 3MP Avigilon HD camera for complete coverage of the junction leading to the control room. Six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are used at the Port of Immingham to monitor and control the lockgates, which open and close to allow ships to pass through. ABP relies on Avigilon Control Center software with HDSM to seamlessly manage the HD surveillance system 24/7 Integrated camera system All six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are connected through the fibre network back to the marine control room where the system is monitored live. At the Immingham Bulk Park, four Avigilon analogue video encoders are used to integrate a new analogue PTZ camera and existing analogue cameras into the Avigilon HD Surveillance System for greater performance and manageability. Four 1MP Avigilon HD cameras provide site overview and monitor the entrance and exit to the weighbridges, where cargo is weighed. Four Avigilon NVRs record and store 30 days of continuous footage. The Avigilon HD Surveillance System has helped ABP improve operational efficiencies at the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham. By leveraging its existing network infrastructure, ABP was able to reduce installation time and costs. ABP has also been able to centralise several processes, including weighbridge and lockgate operations, which can now be managed remotely in conjunction with the surveillance system. All six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are connected through the fibre network back to the marine control room where the system is monitored live HD surveillance system to boost security With 21 ports and over 1,500 employees, ABP is the United Kingdom’s largest port operator and leading cruise port operator, moving one quarter of the country’s seaborne trade ranging from coal and containers to iron ore and the import/ export of vehicles. In compliance with industry regulations such as the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, ABP has implemented the necessary security measures to reduce risk by deploying a comprehensive security system across all its sites. As part of this effort, ABP deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System at two locations to boost security and at the same time, improve operational efficiencies to ensure the successful management of international trade through its ports. Surveillance is a critical component of ABP’s overall security initiative, but it also plays a key role in helping to build a ‘safety first’ culture that protects the health and safety of employees and enhances overall productivity. “With the Avigilon HD Surveillance System in place, we can monitor the entire port operations – from loading ships to crane operations – from a centralised location to ensure port security, employee safety, and productivity,” explained Michael Howarth, Humber IT Infrastructure Manager at ABP. “As a result, we can strengthen security, improve operational flow, and reduce costs for better overall operational performance.” Surveillance is a critical component of ABP’s overall security initiative, but it also plays a key role in helping to build a ‘safety first’ culture Network-based IP cameras With the assistance of Global Vision CCTV Ltd., a local provider of surveillance system design, installation, and service, ABP installed the Avigilon HD Surveillance at two of its sites – the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham. “We were not getting the image quality or reliability we needed from our previous system,” said Howarth, who also noted that the previous software was cumbersome to use. When ABP began to roll out its new, more advanced internal network infrastructure, the team determined that network-based IP cameras would more effectively meet their needs. “The Avigilon HD Surveillance System is versatile and flexible enough to support hardware from many vendors – including analogue cameras – and can leverage our existing cabling for a more cost-effective and powerful surveillance solution.” According to Howarth, the very nature of a port’s geography can cause significant challenges when it comes to deploying any technology infrastructure, including surveillance. “When we transitioned over to a fibre network, we matured from having local installations running over coaxial cable to needing a more advanced network-based surveillance solution that can accommodate various types of cameras, including wireless,” said Howarth. ABP deployed the Avigilon Control Center network video management software (NVMS), the only solution designed specifically for high definition surveillance, and installed Avigilon HD megapixel cameras, Avigilon analog video encoders, and Avigilon network video recorders (NVRs) all connected wirelessly and accessible across both ports – a distance of seven miles. ABP installed the Avigilon HD Surveillance at two of its sites – the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham 11MP Avigilon HD cameras At the Port of Grimsby, ABP installed two 11MP Avigilon HD cameras to monitor vehicle entry and exit and to provide driver identification and license plate detail, and one 3MP Avigilon HD camera for complete coverage of the junction leading to the control room. Security personnel use Avigilon Control Center software with High Definition Stream Management (HDSM) to seamlessly manage the system 24/7 and store 30 days of continuous footage on two Avigilon NVRs. Six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are used at the Port of Immingham to monitor and control the lockgates, which open and close to allow ships to pass through, and to ensure that there are no obstructions to prevent the lockgates from opening when required. All six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are connected through the fibre network back to the marine control room where the system is monitored live and footage is stored on one Avigilon NVR. Six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are used at the Port of Immingham to monitor and control the lockgates Avigilon analogue video encoders At the Bulk Park Terminal, four Avigilon analogue video encoders are used to integrate a new analogue PTZ camera and existing analogue cameras into the Avigilon HD Surveillance System for greater performance and manageability. Four 1MP Avigilon HD cameras provide site overview and monitor the entrance and exit to the weighbridges, where cargo is weighed. An additional Avigilon NVR has also been deployed to store footage from this installation. ABP security personnel have been impressed with Avigilon’s image quality and speed of playback, leveraging the advanced features of Avigilon Control Center software to instantly identify details necessary for positive identification, leading to faster response times and more successful investigations. “With our previous surveillance system, we would struggle to identify the details necessary to make a positive ID,” explained Howarth. Image clarity of license plates “In fact, we could not capture license plates or facial details even with very good lighting conditions.” Since deploying the Avigilon HD Surveillance System, Howarth has noticed a huge improvement in his ability to pinpoint a specific event with exceptional image clarity for quick identification and resolution. “Even in the middle of the night, we can zoom in on a specific event and leverage Avigilon Control Center’s digital enhancement features to pull out the detail we need.” Four Avigilon analogue video encoders are used to integrate a new analogue PTZ camera and existing analogue cameras into the Avigilon HD Surveillance System When local law enforcement has been called in to help investigate an incident, ABP can now provide more tangible evidence, faster. “Before, we would spend a lot of time trying to locate a specific event and end up with poor quality footage that was not up to standard,” noted Howarth, who has been very impressed with the speed in which he can now drill down to a specific event for immediate inspection. Before, we would spend a lot of time trying to locate a specific event and end up with poor quality footage" Manipulate image in real-time “Going through footage on our previous surveillance system was cumbersome, leaving big gaps in time between selecting a timeline and displaying the image. Avigilon Control Center’s advanced functionality allows us to manipulate an image in real-time and enables us to track when footage was actually recorded to more quickly and accurately identify the images in question.” said Howarth. With its simple management tools and advanced functionality, Avigilon Control Center has also proven to be very user-friendly. “We have eight full time staff using the system live and four ad hoc uses who can view the system from their laptops,” explained Howarth. “To date, we have been able to easily get them up on the system with no significant challenges.” Installing the system at the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham was also straightforward. “The professional team at Global Vision CCTV installed the system in no time and with help from Avigilon, worked with us to ensure that the solution delivered the highest quality images possible and maximum recorded length.” The professional team at Global Vision CCTV installed the system in no time and with help from Avigilon" Cost-effective solutions The Avigilon HD Surveillance System has not only surpassed ABP’s security requirements; it has also shown to be very cost-effective. “We were able to leverage our existing network infrastructure and cables to reduce installation time and costs,” said Howarth. “But more importantly, the Avigilon HD Surveillance System has enabled us to centralise several of our processes, including the operation of our weighbridges and lockgates, which can now be managed remotely through the surveillance system in one location.” As a result, ABP can contain its operational staff costs at each location. With the Avigilon HD Surveillance System in place, ABP has also invested in a scalable, future-proof surveillance solution that can expand to meet growing needs. Enhanced security and operational productivity Having already achieved a significant improvement in security and operational productivity, ABP has been very pleased with its decision to deploy the Avigilon HD Surveillance System at the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham. “Avigilon provides high quality HD surveillance across a varied infrastructure and is flexible enough to integrate with existing CCTV systems as well as analog-based systems,” concluded Howarth. “Utilising the most advanced technology instead of relying on modified old technology, Avigilon is a fluent system that delivers powerful network video management software combined with superior image quality for dramatic performance gains.”
To secure effective security and management for its fleet of public service buses, the Suez Governorate in Egypt is now operating innovative mobile CCTV systems, supplied by Hikvision, global supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions. One of Egypt’s 27 governates, the Suez Governorate in the northeast of Egypt has a population of over 600,000 residents, concentrated mainly in its urban areas. Supplying reliable low-cost travel across the region, the Suez Governate Public Transportation institution operates and manages its own bus service, with many public transit routes running mainly in and around its highly populated urban areas. In a move designed to further increase the efficient operation of its bus service, Suez Governorate officials approached Caesar Security Services, a Hikvision Silver Value Added Solutions Partner (VASP), to advise on a suitable mobile CCTV solution that could provide reliable and effective surveillance coverage on-board its bus fleet. Power over Coax demonstration Hikvision provided technical personnel and evaluation products to enable a Power over Coax (PoC) demonstration of the proposed system Having collaborated on several projects previously, and as a Hikvision Silver VASP, Caesar Security Services were able to capitalise on direct access to Hikvision technical assistance to liaise on the best specification of surveillance products for the project. In addition, Hikvision provided technical personnel and evaluation products to enable a Power over Coax (PoC) demonstration of the proposed system to the Suez Governate Public Transportation institution’s officials. The PoC trial and direct manufacturer input from Hikvision ensured the technical suitability of the surveillance camera and recording technology specified was proven, and the client assured of its performance within the challenging bus environment. Additionally, the trial allowed Caesar Security Services to test several different camera mounting positions and field of views. This gave Suez Governorate officials several camera scene options to choose from – ensuring the required scene coverage was exactly what they desired, prior to the process of installation and commissioning. Hikvision mobile CCTV solution Caesar Security Services installed the Hikvision-based mobile CCTV solution on-board an initial 15 buses On approval, Caesar Security Services installed the Hikvision-based mobile CCTV solution on-board an initial 15 buses. Connected via coax cabling installed within the bus infrastructure, the specification for each bus included two Hikvision AE-VC211T-IRS Mobile HD-TVI Cameras, a Hikvision DS-MP7508 Series Mobile DVR, and a Hikvision DS-MP1301 LCD Mobile Monitor, allowing the bus driver to view live images from the system. The Hikvision Up the Coax AE-VC211T-IRS Mobile HD-TVI Cameras were selected because of their HD imaging capability and worldwide proven reliability within mobile vehicle applications. Specifically designed for mobile environments, the Hikvision Mobile HD-TVI Cameras provide 1080p resolution via a 2-Megapixel progressive CMOS sensor and true Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) - to deliver the best image quality even under the challenging light source conditions. Additionally, the camera’s tough construction ensures that the unit can handle exposure to the harsh vibration, temperature extremes and dust found in mobile vehicle environments. Hikvision mobile cameras and DVRs Specifying the Hikvision DS-MP7508 Series Mobile DVR ensured simple installation and system set-up Specifying the Hikvision DS-MP7508 Series Mobile DVR ensured simple installation and system set-up - minimising installation time and the time buses needed to be withdrawn from service for the installation to be completed. The DVR’s tensile aluminium chassis construction with a ‘No-fan’ design and aviation-grade connections all contribute to a long service life in the harsh mobile conditions. Additionally, ‘Power-off’ protection and hard disk and SD card recording ensure the recorded images are secure – no matter what the situation. 4G pluggable wireless and built-in Wi-Fi modules provide flexible data transmission options and ensure images can be viewed easily back at the Suez Governorate’s central control room. At the control room, system operators can view live and recorded images from each vehicle in the bus fleet 24/7. In the event of an incident, operators can review the live video footage, advise the driver directly or deploy an immediate managed response if necessary. Bus fleet management Should an incident be reported and require investigation, system operators can access footage wirelessly, directly from the bus’s DVR With the installation of the surveillance solution aboard 15 buses now completed and in daily operation, the system is providing security and safety reassurance to encourage more people to take the bus. From the moment passengers board a Hikvision surveillance system equipped bus, all interior activity is monitored by operators at the Suez Governorate central control room and recorded locally via the Hikvision DS-MP7508 Series Mobile DVR. Should an incident be reported and require investigation, system operators can access footage wirelessly, directly from the bus’s DVR, and view any recorded footage instantly in the control room. Additionally, driver behaviour is also being monitored – to improve their performance, help to protect them in the advent of an incident and clarify their actions. Hikvision HD imaging and LCD video wall The system has brought our operation increased safety and security" Commenting on the success of the project, Mahmoud Abd El Rasol, General Manager, Caesar Security Services said: “We specified Hikvision products because they meet our customer’s requirements, providing HD imaging and reliability at a very competitive price.” Since the system has been in use, the Hikvision mobile technology has proved a great success for both staff and customers of the bus network. Gamal El Sherief, Vice President, Suez Governance comments: “The system has brought our operation increased safety and security. It allows our operators to quickly detect security issues, monitor drivers and significantly reduce the number of problematic incidents. The system also allows us to control the service quality more accurately and ensure our buses do not become overcrowded at busy times by optimising bus allocation.” The initial deployment of Hikvision technology has been so successful that a second phase is now planned – expanding the same scalable Hikvision mobile CCTV solution system across a further 50 buses in the fleet, in addition to the installation of Hikvision LCD video wall technology at the busy Suez Governorate central control room.
The SX-19P delivers crisp display quality as AG Neovo’s AIP technology is effective in reducing signal instability and interference AG Neovo, a leading supplier of security and surveillance displays, is proud to have charted new waters as premium-grade displays are increasingly called upon to serve demanding environments and applications. Its displays are now an integral part of the array of high-tech equipment aboard a Taiwanese fleet of deep-sea fishing vessels sailing to faraway oceans. AG Neovo’s SX-19P is chosen for good reason. Out there on the high seas, it needs to withstand the ingression of moisture and salt against a frequently turbulent setting while performing its duty of displaying information. Most importantly, the duty allows no rest day or night. Durability of the display minimises the disruption of fishing operations caused by the need for any unscheduled repairs. Rigorously selected components and meticulously designed circuitry enable the SX-19P to stand up to its task 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However harsh the sea may be, it is protected by IP22 metal casing that guards against both moisture and dust. This, in turn, is an invaluable capability that makes possible its staying on duty against wild temperature swings on the open sea where deep-sea fishing vessels often must operate months on end. Rigorously selected componentsand meticulously designedcircuitry enable the SX-19P to stand up to its task 24 hours a day, seven days a week AG Neovo’s proprietary NeoV Optical Glass technology features a special kind of double coating that offers resistance to acid or alkali erosion, further bolstering the display panel in the face of a most hostile climatic environment. Another benefit the same technology brings a significant scaling down of display glare and reflection. This is particularly welcome for the skipper who needs to keep his eye on several displays for long hours. Data display is easily affected when the calm of the sea is disrupted, which is more often than not. The SX-19P delivers crisp display quality as AG Neovo’s AIP (Advanced Image Platform) technology is effective in reducing signal instability and interference. To further ensure its nonstop functionality, the display comes with Anti-Burn-in technology to prevent screen burn, or better known as ghosting. To correctly trace schools of fish, the skipper makes use of radar and positioning equipment while also drawing on his years of experience at sea. Only if the displays on board present it all accurately in a reliable manner can the skipper relay to the helmsman the right route to the painstakingly identified spot. “Without competent displays on board, there is no ruling out the skipper’s misinterpretation of the data gleaned from whatever sophisticated high-tech outfits,” says Allan Hsu, Sales Manager of AG Neovo Taiwan. “AG Neovo is happy to have readied the tools for those who want to do a good job either at sea or on land.”
All of the vehicles provided by Nurizon Corporation for the security forces are fitted with the latest technologies Public safety and homeland security solutions providers Nurizon Corporation have provided the latest and most advanced fleet of police vehicles in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the Special Forces patrolling the city of Mecca during the Hajj Pilgrimage.Security multinational Nurizon Corporation is the first organisation to launch such an advanced fleet of emergency service and surveillance vehicles in the region, and the project has already received international acclaim as being a major step forwards in the provision of turnkey local public safety solutions.All of the vehicles provided by Nurizon Corporation for the security forces in Mecca, are fitted with technologies ranging from Mobile CCTV - Video and Audio Surveillance Systems, Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ANPR and MLPR), Mobile Data, Satellite Vehicle Location (AVLS), Vehicle Navigation and Guidance, Mobile Data Terminals (MDT), and Transflective In Vehicle Touch screens.Christopher Riddell, Chief Executive Officer for Nurizon Corporation, speaking at a Press Conference in the Diplomatic Quarter of Riyadh for the vehicle launch said that: "I am delighted to be able to officially launch our newest and most advanced fleet of emergency vehicles here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." Christopher also went on to add that, "Nurizon Corporation is a leader in the middle east for providing integrated homeland security and public safety solutions, and this latest delivery of key market specific technology by Nurizon Corporation, demonstrates our continued commitment to the region, and our partners and customers alike, during what is widely known as one of the most important times of year in the Muslim Calendar".Nurizon Corporation has been working with a number of local and international partners over recent months to bring together the products and technologies, and adapt them specifically for the Middle East, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In Country partners for the project include Saudi Telecom Company (STC), who are providing the high-speed communications data infrastructure to the vehicles, Bravo! (PTC) who are providing the highly acclaimed iDEN Push To Talk services to all of the vehicles, and various other companies such as Al Jazirah Motors Company who have provided the vehicles and support services throughout. The Security Forces in Saudi Arabia have adopted the Nurizon Licence Plate Recognition Systems All of the police vehicles include Arabic and English Licence Plate Recognition technology, which is often also referred to as ANPR (Advanced Number Plate Recognition) or LPR (Licence Plate Recognition). This provides the security and law enforcement agencies with the most accurate and instant verification of vehicle ownership and latest intelligence information, without the need of a police officer having to pick up a telephone or radio, to make a check on the vehicle manually. Officers are automatically alerted by an audible alarm, and a message on the touch screen installed in the vehicle, whenever a vehicle "hit" is discovered.The Security Forces in Saudi Arabia have adopted the Nurizon Licence Plate Recognition Systems as part of a larger strategy of security upgrades across the Kingdom which Nurizon are strategically involved in, including the ATVAM (Automated Traffic Violations and Monitoring) Kingdom wide project. The Nurizon fixed and mobile ANPR solutions form part of a mesh network of intelligence and data gathering systems, which greatly enhance the productivity and time which officers are spending on the streets and on patrol. Security Forces are widely known to have checkpoints spread at key hot spot and strategic locations around the Kingdom, and this technology is just another tool which enhances public safety around the clock, for over two million muslim visitors to Mecca performing Hajj this year.
The ruggedised TransVu mobile digital CCTV recorder from AD Group - the parent company of Dedicated Micros - is playing an invaluable role ensuring the safety and security of the students who travel daily on 100 school buses serving the public schools system in Tallahassee, Florida, with a further 100 planned as part of an ongoing program by integrator North American Video.TransVu - which recently received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category (Britain's most prestigious business award) - has made a big impact on the way CCTV is managed by bus fleets worldwide. Images and incidents are automatically downloaded at the depot, eliminating the need for time consuming manual archiving. Status reports immediately highlight any tampering with the system, such as masking cameras, and it also assures operators that the system is always operating and no incident will be missed. GPS capability allows the vehicle to report its position immediately to base, while intelligent power management controls system operation without intervention by an operator.Said Charles Pendleton, Head of Bus Maintenance at the Tallahassee Public School Transportation Department: "We are extremely pleased with the way that the TransVu system has performed since the first unit was installed back in 2003, and have noticed a major improvement in behaviour on our buses in the last three years. TransVu offers us a powerful tool to provide the safest possible environment for students and drivers by allowing monitoring on the move and the recording of vital evidence to assist school administrators in disciplining disruptive students, responsible for actions ranging from vandalism to assault. Video/audio footage can also be shown to parents and if necessary supplied to law enforcement officials." "Where attacks have been made on buses and their occupants from the outside, images from external cameras have helped us to prosecute the vandals involved. Time and again TransVu has been able to bring clarity to incidents were previously we would have had to rely on conflicting accounts from witnesses." "In cases were there may be issues regarding driver actions such as excessive braking, the information recorded by the TransVu has proved invaluable in accessing the validity of any claims and helping to weed out false accusations. At a fleet management level the system data recorded by TransVu like engine speed, operation of brakes/accelerator and indicators, also helps us to ensure that our drivers are operating their vehicles in a manner which will improve the long-term cost of ownership." Commented John Dolan, Vice President of Business Development at AD Holdings Inc - the US subsidiary of AD Group: "We believe that the advanced TransVu mobile CCTV recorder, which has proved so successful in Tallahassee, is ideally suited to the school bus environment and can help administrators to tackle age-old problems such as dangerous rowdiness, false accusations and vandalism, giving school management a better understanding of student and driver issues."