Museum surveillance

Vicon's V940 bullet and dome cameras facilitate efficient video surveillance

Vicon Industries, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, announced the addition of new 5 MP models to its V940 camera line, which includes both dome and bullet style cameras. The V940 line, which features motorised Varifocal Auto Iris lens, enhanced wide dynamic range (WDR) and Smart IR technology, is designed for premium performance in every possible lighting condition. Triple streaming video The cameras provide triple str...

Surveillance in 2017: 360-degree cameras a primary device for total situational awareness

The physical security market continues to experience growth as users look to capitalise on the promises of emerging technologies and because of this, 2017 proved to be a great year for Oncam. In fact, this year was the best year in Oncam's history in terms of sales, as 360-degree fisheye cameras have gone from being a “specialty” camera used only in certain applications to a primary device for enabling total situational awareness. Today, many of our customers leverage 360-degree ca...

Vicon introduces new video encoder to convert analogue camera input into streamed IP video data

Vicon Industries, a designer and producer of security surveillance solutions, introduces a 16-channel H.264 video encoder model that converts analogue camera inputs into streamed IP video data. The encoder incorporates high-quality H.264 video and audio encoding and compression technology and is specifically designed to support 960H, AHD and TVI analogue cameras. Perfect solution for hybrid systems The ENC-H264-16 encoder is the perfect solution for hybrid systems, as it simplifies the migrati...

Protecting cultural and hospitality venues from terrorist attacks

Cultural and hospitality venues are attractive targets for terrorists due to their public accessibility Over the past 40 years there have been numerous attacks carried out against cultural and hospitality venues in the furtherance of religious, ideological, criminal or political beliefs. By default, cultural and hospitality venues are attractive targets for terrorists due to their public accessibility, the volumes of visitors and guests or because of what the venue represents;...

How museums employ security measures to counteract art thefts

Major art heists often feature audacity that defeats even the most thorough security protocols  Museum security, like art, is ever-changing. Traditional security practices like manned guarding alone are not sufficient to keep thieves at bay. Modern security technologies such as video surveillance, motions detectors, intruder alarms and other physical security devices also play an equally important role in securing museums and its art work. Regrettably, having all the...

How to succeed at security outsourcing

To succeed at outsourcing, the relationship between the organisation and the outsourcing company has to be an equal partnership Can you save money on security by outsourcing? Maybe, maybe not, according to William J. Powers III, CIPM II, CIPI. “Considering the way I approach outsourcing, I’m not sure if it saves money,” says Powers. As director of facilities at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., Powers oversees facilities,...