Office security

Dahua implements Intelligent Industrial Park Solution at WANHUA Borsodchem in Hungary

Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., a solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, signed a strategic cooperation agreement with BORSODCHEM ZRT, a chemical manufacturer top ranked in the field of MDI. This agreement means Dahua Technology will, together with its authorised local distributor, realise the implementation of its Intelligent Industrial Park Solution for the very first time in Europe. Witnessed by management teams from both sides, this agreement was signed by Vice P...

Videx launches IP intercom door entry portfolio for commercial applications

Videx has launched its new IP intercoms that are ideal for a wide range of installations including office blocks, apartment complexes, hospitals and commercial buildings enabling the door entry system to utilise existing networks saving both cost and installation time. The Videx IP system is available as a convenient kit and as an expandable system which can be customised to suit the needs of any building. 12 gauge, 316 grade stainless steel vandal resistant entrance panels are available along...

How effective security departments bust multi-million dollar crimes

It had been a particularly slow night. The plant security guard had just made his rounds on this Sunday evening shift. As soon as he passed the weighing scales, he could enter the guard shack and get off his feet. Challenging a curious incident However, on this night, he noticed the waste vendor’s truck sitting half on and half off the scale. He stopped dead in his tracks to see if the truck would back up and completely sit on the scale. It never did. The observant guard walked up to the...

Matrix introduces COSEC access control software for medium and large-scale enterprises

Matrix Access Control Management is a comprehensive and flexible solution designed to meet access control needs of medium and large enterprises. This access control software allows controlling access on three dimensions simultaneously – user, zone and time, by answering three fundamental questions about who, where and when. In addition, the software ensures security of employees and assets with the help of value-added features like Anti-Pass Back, 2-Person Rule, First-In User, Blocked Use...

QNAP Systems' unmatched switches improve network performance

QNAP Systems, Inc. has released the QSW-1208-8C (twelve-port) and QSW-804-4C (eight-port) 10GbE/NBASE-T unmanaged switches to help home and small business users upgrade their networks to accommodate 10GbE speeds for bandwidth-demanding tasks. The NBASE-T-based switch delivers a cost-effective solution for improving network performance while using existing Cat 5e, 6 and 6a cables. The QSW-1208-8C has twelve ports, including four SFP+ (fibre) and eight SFP+ (fibre)/ RJ45 (copper) combo ports whil...

PSIA addresses Physical Logical Access Interoperability specification at ISC West 2018

A critical issue for security officers today is how to make sure temporary or permanent employees are removed from the employee directory system when they are no longer working for the company. This situation arises especially in large enterprises, which may have different Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) supporting different offices or company operations. It is not uncommon for a company to make an acquisition and have two or more incompatible PACS systems. The simple way to address this...

Round table discussions

What are the security challenges of the enterprise market?

Enterprise customers provide a large, and very lucrative, business opportunity for the physical security market. These customers include big global companies with plenty of revenue to spend and employees and facilities to protect. As a group, enterprise customers also tend to be a demanding lot, requiring systems that are large, scalable, that can operate across a wide geographic area, and that provide top-notch system performance. Enterprise customers set the standards of performance for the en...

What will be the biggest surprise for security in 2018?

The new year presents new opportunities for the physical security marketplace. In many ways, 2018 will undoubtedly see further development of trends we saw in 2017. In fact, some of the trends determining the future of the physical security industry have been in place for many years. However, not every event in 2018 can be foreseen or easily predicted. To be sure, it is sometimes the surprises that keep life interesting! We asked this week Expert Panel Roundtable: What will be the security marke...

What elements make an effective video system user interface?

One of the things all security systems have in common is that they depend on human operators, to one extent or another. But how often is the human factor overlooked in product design? Sometimes, more focus is aimed at increasing the functionality of a system, even at the expense of usability. That’s how we get systems that have more capabilities, although accessing that functionality may be hopelessly complex. Creating effective graphical user interfaces (GUIs) is an ongoing challenge for...