HD CCTV

Hanwha Techwin launches low storage H.265 Wisenet dome cameras

The five new dome cameras, which have been added to the award winning Wisenet X camera series, are designed for environments where there may be limited space, such as in lifts, entrance lobbies, stair wells and small shops, whilst three of the new models are built to withstand vibrations that may occur in transport environments.  These latest additions to the Wisenet X range, which are all vandal-resistant, are able to capture superb 2MP high-definition images. They are supercharged by the...

Axis unveils comprehensive range of IR-enabled cameras for video surveillance

Infrared (IR) illumination provides a highly-effective enhancement for video surveillance in complete darkness. Axis Communications unveiled several new network cameras featuring its IR functionality, including pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) and fixed dome cameras, bullet, fisheye and panoramic cameras, and discreet sensors units. Together, these bring IR capability to almost any surveillance environment and answer an increased market demand. IR’s ability to allow cameras to literally ‘se...

Ambarella: Neural network approach to revolutionise video surveillance analytics

Ambarella is a big player in the video surveillance market, but not a familiar name to many buyers of security cameras. They don’t make cameras, but they make the computer chips inside. Founded in 2004, Ambarella began in the broadcast infrastructure encoders market and entered the market for professional security cameras in 2008. More recently, the company has also entered the market for automotive OEM solutions. Between 2005 and 2015, the company has produced a progression of advanced c...

OpenView to preview IP-based concierge system as part of smart living solutions at Housing 2018

OpenView Security Solutions, the UK’S largest privately owned independent security company and a national supplier of electrical and mechanical services, is showcasing its comprehensive range of smart living solutions on stand D44 at Housing 2018. This will include a preview of a new IP-based concierge system developed with stand partner Appello that will deliver a unique range of capabilities. Efficient care and health services According to Andy Ward, Sales Director at OpenView: &ldquo...

FLIR introduces Saros outdoor perimeter security camera for commercial businesses

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced the Saros line of security cameras, its next-generation outdoor security product line that combines multiple traditional perimeter protection technologies into a unified solution. This approach is designed to deliver accurate, actionable alerts and verified alarm data. The FLIR Saros camera line enables commercial businesses to implement state-of-the-art outdoor intrusion detection in a cost-effective manner. Traditional perimeter security systems can require su...

Hikvision launches new Turbo HD 5.0 security solutions comprising AcuSense DVRs and ColorVu cameras

To bring HD clarity to analogue surveillance systems, Hikvision launched its first-generation Turbo HD DVRs and cameras in 2013. Since then, subsequent generations of Turbo HD products have delivered a wealth of innovations, including ultra-low-light video recording and super-efficient bandwidth and storage usage – helping Hikvision customers to enhance their security and perimeter protection. Building on these revolutionary security advances, Hikvision has now announced the Turbo HD 5.0...

Round Table Discussions

Has the gap closed between security fiction and security reality?

Among its many uses and benefits, technology is a handy tool in the fantasy world of movie and television thrillers. We all know the scene: a vital plot point depends on having just the right super-duper gadget to locate a suspect or to get past a locked door. In movies and TV, face recognition is more a super power than a technical function. Video footage can be magically enhanced to provide a perfect image of a license plate number. We have all shaken our heads in disbelief, and yet, our indus...

What are the challenges of body-worn cameras for the security industry?

Body-worn cameras are becoming more common every day, driven both by needs of the marketplace and technology developments. However, questions remain about the usefulness of the devices, and their future role in promoting safety and security. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the challenges of body-worn cameras for the security industry?

What is the impact of standards on security systems and technologies?

Industry standards make it possible for systems and technologies to connect and work together. Standards enable today’s integrated systems. But does adherence to standards stifle innovation? Does the necessity to interface using an industry-wide standard slow down the implementation of newer (and possibly not standards-compliant) capabilities? Or do standards eliminate extraneous variables, empower more integration and encourage greater innovation? We asked this week’s Expert Panel R...