Lechange, the brand for Dahua Technology’s consumer products, officially launched LOOC, its new active deterrence Wi-Fi camera. With an advanced PIR detector, built-in spotlight and 110dB security siren, LOOC is not only able to provide a proactive warning with accuracy, but also helps create a safer environment for households and business places. LOOC aims to take preventive measures for its customers that not only records the crime scene evidence but drives away threats before they actu...
Small business owners work hard. They are often the first ones there in the morning and the last to leave at night. Even then, they likely bring their work home with them. During that time, everything they do is aimed at making their business as successful as possible. Because of this, many business owners don’t take vacations, and if they do, they spend a lot of time worrying about their business while they’re away. In both cases, the potential for burnout is tremendously high. Th...
The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), a not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community to reduce crime, is continuing from the inaugural success of its first Members’ Day in January with a second Members’ Day on Wednesday 21st March 2018. The event will take place at Trent Vineyard, Nottingham. The theme of the day is ‘Managing Current Business Crime Risks’ Managing current business cri...
Security is more-than-ever linked to consumer electronics, especially in the residential/smart home market. CES 2018 in Las Vegas is therefore brimming with news that will have a direct impact on the security market, today and especially looking into the future. Products for the future of security CES is a giant trade show for consumer electronics with 2.75 million net square feet of exhibitor space and featuring more than 3,900 exhibitors, including 900 startups - in cont...
Recently, ultra-high-definition surveillance cameras introduced 4K resolution to the security industry. However, 4K resolution has yet to achieve wide application, mainly because of the tremendous bandwidth and data storage requirements. Limiting the bitrate of an ultra-HD video feed while retaining a high-quality, 4K-image remains the biggest problem—a problem whose solution will decide the fate of ultra-HD surveillance video. Video transmission balances image quality, transmission capabi...
Technology is changing the look and function of today’s security control rooms. Old-school CRT (cathode-ray tube) monitors are giving way to the thinner, flat screen monitors in the control room environment, but the transition is gradual. Randy Smith of Winsted still sees many control rooms that need to make the conversion, which is a boon to his company’s business. Furniture today is designed differently to accommodate the thinner monitors, often with larger screens. Need for inte...
Based on the client-server architecture, NVR2104 provides high I/O, large capacity, and the overall system stability needed in scalable applications Surveon Technology, the complete enterprise NVR solutions provider, announced the Linux-based NVR2104 is added to the existing Window-based storage subsystem NVR2100 Series, providing an ultimate option for the surveillance application. Supporting up to 64 channels of 5MP recording and RAID subsystem with 12-bay or 16-bay hot-swappable HDDs, NVR2104 is an ideal solution to fulfill the need for remote recording as the storage subsystem could be located on a separate site from the server so as to easily receive recordings from multiple servers. This server-storage subsystem structure provides not only the convenience to arrange surveillance system for different sites, but also efficiency to centralise the video management for mission-critical projects like banking, casino or companies with branch offices. Independent storage subsystem Built-in with the premium-grade RAID subsystem, Surveon NVR2104 is capable of extend its capacity up to 240 HDDs via local SAS storage and iSCSI storage on the remote site for longer video retention periods. The independent storage subsystem allows recording from multiple NVRs simultaneously, giving security staff a centralised control to manage surveillance videos. The controller-based system with a dedicated RAID controller provides the highest performance and reliability with all data protected and backed up to ensure zero video loss. NVR2104 also comes with the SANwatch storage monitoring suite which helps the user easily manage and monitor the status of the storage, ensuring the high availability of recorded video. Paired with Surveon’s feature-rich enterprise VMS, including video analytic functions, the solution not only improves safety and security, but provides robust prevention, preparedness, detection, and quick response measures to avoid possible incidents Excellent system reliability Based on the client-server architecture, NVR2104 provides high I/O, large capacity, and the overall system stability needed in scalable applications. Its cable-less design and redundant components such as cooling fans and power supplies also offer excellent system reliability and easy maintenance. Paired with Surveon’s feature-rich enterprise VMS, including video analytic functions, the solution not only improves safety and security, but provides robust prevention, preparedness, detection, and quick response measures to avoid possible incidents. With Surveon Control Center (SCC) centralised management, operations become easier through TV-matrix wall even under scalable system structure with unlimited numbers of cameras or NVRs. Aside from SCC, Surveon’s unique web-based management tool SurveOne also supports online monitoring to facilitate remote management of the overall system. Highly scalable solution “Reliable, fast, high-performance, well-protected against any video loss, and highly scalable solutions are what system integrators are looking for in the critical surveillance projects,” said Casper Wu, Product Marketing Manager at Surveon Technology. "NVR2104 provides the flexibility to manage all videos on the central site while the recordings are done remotely, reducing the risk of data loss or damaged unexpectedly.” Available with 2U 12-bay or 3U 16-bay Surveon enterprise VMS, NVR2104’s initial shipment is scheduled at the end of November.
AXIS P32 Series supports P-Iris control for optimal image clarity and depth of field Axis Communications, a provider network video solutions, has updated its popular AXIS P32 Series, a range of affordable cameras providing outstanding image quality in any light conditions. The successor cameras combine Axis’ Lightfinder technology, which delivers optimal light sensitivity with colour video down to very poor light conditions, and Axis’ WDR-Forensic Capture technology, which optimises for forensic purposes by providing an exceptional level of image detail in both dark and bright areas of a scene. Many of the models have built-in near infrared (IR) illuminators that allow for capturing high-quality video in total darkness. Easy to set up and maintain, the cameras are ideal for the banking, retail, hospitality and education sectors, and are also useful for medium-sized installations in city surveillance, transport, healthcare and industry applications. "With the updated Mk II models, we further improve our popular AXIS P32 Series, a range of cost-effective cameras for surveillance in any light conditions" Cost efficient“With the updated Mk II models, we further improve our popular AXIS P32 Series, a range of cost-effective cameras for surveillance in any light conditions, which require a minimum of effort to install and operate,” says Petra Bennermark, Global Product Manager, Axis Communications. “The AXIS P32 cameras complement our AXIS P33 and AXIS Q35 Series with attractive alternatives for cost-conscious customers such as retail stores, hotels and local offices, which require high-quality video coverage, day and night.”P-Iris control Reliable and vandal resistant, AXIS P32 Series includes dust and IK08 impact-resistant indoor models, as well as weather and IK10 impact-resistant outdoor models. All have day/night functionality and support P-Iris control for optimal image clarity and depth of field. The cameras’ varifocal lens with remote zoom and focus capabilities provides an efficient way of adjusting the field of view to a specific area of interest.All of the eight successor models support Axis’ Zipstream technology, which allows for considerable cost savings thanks to reduced bandwidth and storage requirements. Just like their predecessors, they support edge storage, hosted video and the AXIS Camera Application Platform.
Hikvision, CP Plus, Dahua, Axis Communications, Honeywell and Panasonic accounted for 78% of the total market in 2015 India has emerged as one of the most promising markets for electronic security systems in last six years. Amongst all electronic security systems, video surveillance systems have captured key share of the market. Video surveillance market in India has increased tremendously in recent years on account of rising security concerns, primarily related to terrorism threats and increasing crime rates. Additionally, India’s video surveillance market is also driven by increasing IT spending coupled with government initiatives. India video surveillance market to grow 13 percent According to 6Wresearch, India video surveillance market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 13% from 2016 to 2022. Until 2015, analogue video surveillance systems captured majority of the market demand owing to low cost and ease of installation. However, analogue video surveillance systems market is gradually becoming matured and is being overtaken by IP surveillance systems. According to Rajat Kharbanda, Senior Consultant, Research and Consulting, 6Wresearch, “IP video surveillance segment is expected to overtake analogue video surveillance segment over the next six years attributed to declining prices, higher flexibility, scalability, remote accessibility and rising IT infrastructure. “In addition to, the government & transportation and banking verticals are shifting highly towards IP video surveillance systems in order to prevent major security threats,” Rajat further added. Government & transportation vertical accounts for major revenue According to Prijo Samuel, Senior Research Analyst, Research and Consulting, 6Wresearch, “Amongst major verticals, government & transportation vertical accounted for major revenue share on account of deployment of these systems for city surveillance and to secure public transportation network, followed by commercial offices, banking and others. “Additionally, in terms of value, players such as Hikvision, CP Plus, Dahua, Axis Communications, Honeywell and Panasonic cumulatively accounted for over 78% of the total market in 2015,” Samuel concluded. The major companies in India video surveillance market include- Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems, CP Plus, FLIR Systems (DVTel), Hikvision, Hanwha Techwin (Samsung), Honeywell, Panasonic, Pelco, Sony, Dahua and Zicom.
AXIS Companion line is a complete professional security system for small businesses helping owners focus on enhancing business Axis Communications will be demonstrating its newly launched video surveillance solution at IFSEC International 2016, the AXIS Companion line, developed to address the small business segment. Responding to the market’s need for a simple, cost-effective solution, it has been crafted for small businesses such as shops, restaurants and offices that have a basic need for video surveillance to secure employees, customers, premises and assets. Axis experts will be on hand to showcase how the Companion line can alleviate the security burden for company owners, enabling them to instead focus on enhancing their core business. AXIS Companion line for small businesses The AXIS Companion line works straight out-of-the-box and has everything a small business requires for a complete, professional security system. At the core of the new line is the AXIS Companion Recorder, an 8-channel network video recorder with a built-in PoE switch for cost savings and ease of installation. The installation process has also been streamlined with an update to the AXIS Companion video management software. The upgrade includes mobile app functionality for iOS or Android devices, removing the need for a PC during system setup. Axis Companion E1000 The Axis team will showcase the new Companion line on stand E1000 at IFSEC, which is being held between 21st and 23rd June at London Excel. Axis experts will also be on hand to offer presentations looking at how the Internet of Things is set to revolutionise the way the security industry operates; the use of video surveillance in the retail environment; how sustainable solutions are the future for the surveillance industry, and how Axis is staying ahead of the competition with solutions, such as Zipstream data compression technology. Axis experts will also be on hand to offer presentations looking at how the Internet of Things is set to revolutionise the way the security industry operates “This year’s IFSEC will be exciting in terms of the solutions being showcased by Axis and its partners,” states Daren Lang, Business Development Manager at Axis Communications. “Today’s security solutions have much higher demands placed upon them in regards of openness and interoperability. Axis will showcase how this looks today with a fully networked and integrated range of cameras, access control, audio and software solutions.” Daren Lang continues, “We’ve entered the small systems market with the fantastic new AXIS Companion line of products, cementing our position in the mid-size market with the introduction of new product areas to complement our current video offering. We’re also continuing to innovate in the enterprise market through work with our development partners. Regardless of where your interest lies, there is something for everyone on the Axis stand at IFSEC.” Three Axis partners will be on hand to discuss their technology and how it integrates with Axis. Morphean will present its Security-as-a-Service solution, VIDEOPROTECTOR, an end-user solution. Avaya will showcase Fabric Connect, a service that helps simplify a network to reduce operational costs, allowing better agility and increased efficiency. Finally, Assa Abloy will be available to talk about how ASSA ABLOY Aperio® wireless lock technology can provide businesses the flexibility to add access control features to almost every opening in any environment.
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, has announced a focused offering to meet the unique security requirements of the small business sector. The offering combines a complete, integrated and highly reliable product solution - the AXIS Companion Line - with comprehensive support to resellers and installers who call on small businesses, called the AXIS Companion Specialist initiative. The initiative makes adopting an advanced network video security system an easier, more cost-effective and a lower risk proposition for businesses such as shops, restaurants and offices that have a basic need for video surveillance to secure employees, customers, premises and assets. “We have seen that smaller businesses are often hesitant to adopt network security solutions due to price and maintenance concerns, as well as perceived complexity of operation. We have responded with a competitive offering of cameras, storage, software and other key components that remove those barriers. It’s literally an out-of-the-box solution based on the same quality and reliability customers worldwide have come to trust from Axis,” said Gilles Ortega, Director of Small Business at Axis. “A key aspect of delivering solutions to this sector is to ensure that qualified and trained resellers and installers are available to support these types of customers, which is the focus of the AXIS Companion Specialist initiative.” Building a complete security solution A key element in the AXIS Companion Line is the AXIS Companion Recorder, an 8-channel network video recorder with built in PoE switch for cost savings at installation. It is a production-proven device which includes a video surveillance grade hard disk and a fan-less design. It also includes a USB port for easy export of video footage and a wireless access point for direct access to the system with mobile devices. The solution leverages the AXIS Companion video management software, which simplifies installation and use via the AXIS Companion mobile app for iOS or Android devices. This removes the need for a PC during the system setup or on-going use. The app allows users to securely access video footage and manage the cameras remotely from their smartphone or other mobile device. “Simplicity and reliability are the underpinnings of this offering. We deliver enterprise-level quality in an easy-to-use solution so business owners can focus on running their operation, not whether their security system is working. The capabilities delivered in the AXIS Companion Line bring peace of mind to small business owners,” added Ortega. The IP cameras available in the AXIS Companion Line provide a range of capabilities for various uses, including day and night video surveillance with integrated infrared (IR) illumination for indoor or outdoor scenarios. All the AXIS Companion Line cameras deliver high video quality in full HDTV or up to 2 Megapixel resolutions and include Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology for challenging light situations. The award winning Axis Zipstream technology is also supported for minimised bandwidth and storage usage. The cameras come with a microSD card slot, which can be used in combination with an AXIS Surveillance microSDXC card and the new AXIS Companion Switch, a 4-port Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch, to seamlessly scale the system or to use as a cost efficient recording solution in scenarios where fewer cameras and shorter retention time is needed. All hardware in the AXIS Companion Line includes an Axis three-year warranty. AXIS Companion Line network cameras and AXIS Companion Recorder are only for use with the AXIS Companion video management software and mobile app. AXIS Companion Recorder, AXIS Companion Dome V Network Camera, AXIS Companion Eye L/LVE Network Cameras and AXIS Companion Switch will be available from Q2 in Axis distribution channels in Northern Europe, Central Europe, Southern Europe and North America. AXIS Companion PC-client and mobile apps for iOS or Android devices are free for download from Q2. IT, security & electricity services for the small business sector With simple setup and installation, and at a competitive price, AXIS Companion Line presents a new business opportunity for resellers and installers that already deliver IT, security and electricity services to the small business sector. To support them, Axis will offer dedicated training and sales promotions, as well as marketing collateral through the AXIS Companion Specialist initiative. Resellers and installers who commit to specific Axis product training and maintain high levels of customer service can be appointed AXIS Companion Specialists. They will have fast and direct access to technical support through a local helpdesk, as well as a dedicated web portal aimed at arming resellers and installers with what they need to sell to and support small businesses.
SpotCam Co., Ltd., announces the SpotCam HD Eva: a complete, user-friendly IP webcam solution for homes and small offices. The HD Eva can pan and tilt its wide-angle lens to monitor pets and loved ones anywhere in the room. Pan and tilt – No dead zones, no missed moments With pan and tilt, SpotCam HD Eva users can eliminate dead zones in their high-quality camera footage with full 360-degree horizontal movement and 70-degree vertical movement. Users can remotely control their camera from anywhere with the SpotCam app or from a web browser. “Many security IP cameras can pan and tilt, though none boast this functionality in a user-friendly, cloud-ready package. SpotCam is excited to offer the only wireless pan/tilt camera designed for continuous cloud recording and, most importantly, for consumers.” Jacky Lin, CEO of SpotCam. The only free continuous video recording plan SpotCam is proud to be the only company offering customers free unlimited 24-hour cloud continuous video recording out of the box. Unlike other camera companies, this plan isn't limited to motion-detected clips: SpotCam users can rewind and review a full 24-hour's footage at any time without paying a subscription. Footage is safely saved in the world's most secure cloud servers from Amazon. HD recording and improved night vision The SpotCam HD Eva provides clean HD 720P video with advanced H.264 compression, so it doesn't hog precious network bandwidth at home. With an improved 18 IR LEDs, it sees more in the dark compared to other indoor wireless IP cameras. Built-in motion and audio detection can be configured to provide instant notification of unusual activity. The plug-and-play wireless cloud camera SpotCam HD Eva sets up in just minutes with apps available for iOS or Android smartphones, tablets, or any computer browser. Once it's recording to the cloud, users can monitor footage remotely using any of these devices. Timelapse and two-way audio SpotCam includes a built-in speaker and microphone for two-way audio to communicate with pets and loved ones. It supports up to 8x digital zoom. Users can also use the SpotCam app to easily make timelapse videos – convenient for reviewing bulk footage in a short period of time, or just for sharing with friends!
Companies that have developed a culture of openness can provide and receive feedback at all levels The nail that sticks out gets hammered down” is an old Japanese saying that encourages an unspoken rule of conformity combined with an authoritarian hierarchical structure. Brent O’Bryan, SPHR at AlliedBarton Security Services, explains that a winning formula for both the organisation and an individual is a culture actively exhibiting healthy behaviours and practices, combined with a zero-tolerance policy for any inappropriate or troubling behaviours. Many metropolitan cities wrestle with significant violence on the streets. In such cities, law enforcement and the state attorney’s offices face the headwind of a “stop snitching” culture. When criminals and bullies are accepted as commonplace and have greater influence than the law, their actions will not be reported, and the perpetrators themselves will ultimately not be held accountable for their actions. An anti-snitching philosophy also infiltrates many workplaces as criminals, or at least those who have yet to be found guilty, and bullies become the employees sitting in the next cubicle or office. Or worse, they become the boss. Aligning organisational culture with policy People who feel they are in a safe and secure environment are capable of achieving great things If individuals see something but say nothing, or if organisations discourage, intentionally or otherwise, the active reporting of concerning actions and behaviours, chances of violence in the workplace increase. So, what can an organisations do to transform from a “see something, say nothing” culture to a “see something, say something” culture? Organisational culture, policy and practices need to be objectively evaluated, and if necessary, changed. The culture of an organisation will always trump policy when the two are not aligned. And, culture is often best defined by the accepted behaviours and practices in an organisation. While the printed or preached culture may be a positive one, if the reality of what is practised every day is not, senior leadership needs to take steps to make the desired culture a reality. Driving an organisational culture change The following are some areas that business leaders in human resources and other senior leadership roles should review, analyse and work collectively to change. Tame Senior Management Bully Squads If leadership fosters a workplace bullying culture, then this attitude and behaviour will trickle down, permeate and dramatically alter the work culture in an extremely negative fashion. Human resource leaders, in particular, need to demonstrate to senior management that the adverse culture fails to foster productivity, teamwork and creativity – three vital objectives that every company wants to fulfil. Human resource leaders may consider corporate wide surveys, implemented by a third party vendor, that poll employees anonymously. If employees know that they can vent their frustrations and share feedback anonymously, without fear of losing their job, real change can start to occur. Companies with a secure work environment increase productivity Create Leadership Development Programmes Nurturing in-house talent with a well-defined leadership development programme makes employees feel more connected to the business, eases the chain of succession and empowers employees to be more creative, connected and engaged. Just as there are companies in many shapes and sizes, leadership development programmes differ dramatically from company to company. The end goal of these programmes is that employees have an opportunity to improve their skills through classes and workshops, have access to promotional opportunities as they arise, and feel a sense of community and kinship with their company. Leadership development begins with recruitment as human resource professionals seek individuals who can successfully lead their company’s mission. Develop Culture of Openness Companies that have developed a culture of openness can provide and receive feedback at all levels. A 360-degree feedback initiative can be a valuable option but is only recommended after a company has begun its journey to developing an open culture. If the workplace still fosters a ‘see something, say nothing’ ideology, employees will not be forthcoming for fear that their confidence won’t be kept, or that the source of negative or constructive feedback will be too easily identified. A third party survey company should be brought aboard to confidentially assess feedback by employees at all levels of the organisation. Establish reporting mechanisms It is important for an organisation to establish clear reporting lines. These should be made especially clear in policies and procedures and communicated frequently. The expectation that employees report inappropriate, violent or suspicious activity can only be realised when there are measures in place that allow and encourage reporting. Leadership effectiveness is dependent upon the ability to gain the trust of the people who work for them. This also assumes that the one holding the trust – the employee – will perform certain desired behaviours, and that the leader has both the desire and ability to “walk the talk.” People who feel they are in a safe and secure environment are capable of achieving great things. It is up to their leaders to tap into this fundamental optimism and allegiance, and move them forward to success. By building a successful culture where employees feel safe, not threatened, and not maligned by their bosses, they will flourish creatively and be more productive. By developing a culture where employees understand the range and varieties of workplace violence and its warning signs, they will feel empowered to do something about it.
Hospitals, medical centres, university training centres, clinics and other healthcare institutions are exposed to legal liability, ethical concerns and are subject to litigation and lawsuits, as well as changing regulation worldwide. Facilities have drugs and medical equipment onsite, making them a tempting target for crime. Healthcare industry challenges At the same time, aging populations in developed nations will drive increased demand for patient treatment. Rising populations and economic growth are naturally driving healthcare expenditures higher in developing markets. The frequency of physician, medial service provider, and hospital/clinic visits are all likely to rise considerably in the future in both developed and emerging markets. All of this drives the need for video surveillance for security and for active medical treatment activities. Arecont Vision megapixel cameras are deployed by healthcare facilities of all sizes and types around the world to increase the quality and coverage of video while driving down costs of installation and ongoing operation. Arecont Vision deployment examples Arecont Vision IP megapixel camera technology, both single-sensor and multi-sensor products, has been proven around the world for a variety of healthcare sector needs. Entrances and exits to buildings, grounds, parking structures, car parks and facilities Office areas, emergency rooms, nursing stations, treatment centres, clinics, operating rooms, procedure rooms, morgues and patient wards Pharmacies, drug storage areas, records storage, store rooms, laundry Public areas, reception, lobbies, hallways, cafeterias, kitchens, retail areas Protection from slip-and-fall, workman’s compensation, malpractice, lawsuits and other litigation and compliance Perimeter, parking surveillance and license plate recognition Facial recognition, people counting, movement monitoring Access control and staff identification Visitor, patient and staff safety What Arecont Vision’s healthcare customers say “Due to the exceptional resolution provided by Arecont Vision’s megapixel cameras, and the deployment of several panoramic cameras, we have easily expanded our coverage capabilities using fewer cameras with outstanding results." The performance of our new surveillance systems has helped us to improve overall security. It has been a win-win situation for Virtua" "The performance of our new surveillance systems has helped us to improve overall security. It has been a win-win situation for Virtua,” said Paul M. Sarnese, System Safety Director, Virtua Health “Performance sold us on Arecont Vision megapixel cameras. We are using the video surveillance system to look for recorded video of suspicious persons after a description is given. We are also using it to review slip-and-fall complaints and to address issues of employee accountability,” said Michael J. Matroni, Emergency Preparedness and Security Manager, Sacred Heart Health System. “The quality of Arecont Vision cameras more than satisfies our requirements for image quality. The system is working very well for us and Arecont Vision is extremely responsive to our needs.” "The International Hi-Tech Healthcare Park will be the first integrated healthcare development in Vietnam to provide a comprehensive healthcare environment employing high tech medical equipment and a professional medical staff. Our new video surveillance system is an important element of that environment," said Lai Voon Hon, General Director of Hoa Lam-Shangri-La, Vietnam
The internet helped revolutionise the security industry, and technology continues to evolve at a speed and depth that is changing the way people protect their premises. Vanderbilt flagship products Cloud technology has resulted in a society that is always connected. For the security industry, this means it is now possible to remotely monitor many locations from hundreds of miles away. This is an area where Vanderbilt solutions carry particular depth. A browser and an internet connection are all that is required to access Vanderbilt’s flagship cloud products, ACT365 and SPC Connect. ACT365 is an integrated access control and video management solution while SPC Connect is one of the strongest intrusion detection solutions on the market. Remote monitoring instant execution Remote monitoring is a backbone feature of these solutions. This ability allows for the elimination of once laborious tasks that are now capable of instant execution through the quick click of a button on mobile phones, tablets, or PCs. For example, Travix, an online travel company that use ACT365 at their London offices, wanted remote connectivity with their site through smart devices. ACT365 is delivering this by giving users control of access points via any major web browser or ACT365’s app. When not at the premises, Travix managers also have visibility of access requests to their external doors and diagnostics for door status throughout their offices.Remote monitoring also means both SPC Connect and ACT365 allow for technical queries to be diagnosed and resolved on the go Diagnosing and resolving technical queries Remote monitoring also means both SPC Connect and ACT365 allow for technical queries to be diagnosed and resolved on the go, delivering ultimate control to site security. This enables site issues to be dealt with efficiently, minimising disruption as these can be addressed immediately and around the clock. SPC Connect provides the ability for a caretaker that oversees maintenance for multiple buildings to manage alarms remotely. If an alarm is triggered at one of these sites while the caretaker is working at a different location and getting to the incident is logistically difficult, they simply take out their smartphone, access the SPC Connect app, view the event, and turn off the alarm. Keeping up with consumer needs Essentially what remote monitoring boils down to is providing ease of use and convenience. Remote monitoring through cloud solutions saves time and money and brings peace of mind. With technology continuing to embed itself into our everyday life, it’s important the security industry proves its agility, adaptability, and dependability in keeping up with consumer needs and remote and instant access to security solutions are an obvious list topper here. In that sense, the remote monitoring provided by SPC Connect and ACT365 are proof that Vanderbilt’s ear is to the ground in 2017. To learn more about Vanderbilt’s SPC Connect and ACT365 solutions, visit www.vanderbiltindustries.com.
The IDIS solution has given MOL the powerful, highly effective surveillance system it required In early 2016, Secom plc, a fire and security specialist, was appointed to deliver a customised high-definition video surveillance solution for a new customer, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL). As one of the world’s leading shipping companies, MOL is listed on the Nikkei and is part of Japan’s Mitsui Group, the major multinational corporate conglomerate.MOL has been navigating the oceans since 1884. During this time, it has grown and developed to become one of the world’s largest full-line marine transport groups. It has done this by anticipating the needs of its customers and constantly innovating to meet the demands of the future global economy. As a multi-modal marine transport and logistics group, its business encompasses an extensive fleet including bulk carriers, container ships, LNG carriers, oil tankers, car carriers, ferries and domestic transport. The company employs approximately 9,600 people worldwide with key European corporate functions based in London.Ensuring state-of-the-art surveillanceMOL needed a comprehensive surveillance solution for new European administrative offices located within an iconic building in London’s commercial city district. Secom’s challenge was to design and deliver a futureproof solution combining resilience, high-quality images, and ease-of-use. Secom prides itself in going the extra mile so it needed to design a solution with the optimal mix of hardware and software guaranteed to deliver consistently reliable performance.It also had to ensure a low total cost of ownership without the high recurring annual licence fees associated with many video management software solutions. Given the importance of usability, a key priority was to specify HD cameras that could easily be configured and operated via very simple intuitive instructions by non-experts to avoid all potential user issues and minimise the need for call-outs. The solution would also need to be integrated with MOL’s internal IT network and offer the built-in flexibility to scale and accommodate future requirements.IDIS Center video management software "MOL had been impressed with all the IDIS demonstrations, but there’s no substitute for the real thing” The Secom surveillance solution comprised a tailored suite of IDIS IP equipment. The solution includes 32 full high-definition (HD) flat dome cameras, a 32-channel network video recorder (NVR) and IDIS Center video management software (VMS), which is bundled as part of the package with no additional licence fees. The Secom team found the solution very straightforward to implement from an engineering perspective. For MOL, ease-of-use has been achieved with a highly intuitive and user-friendly platform that can be easily accessed by in-house personnel. The cameras provide comprehensive visibility throughout the offices and the VMS enables easy retrieval of high-quality HD images, backed by detailed reporting.Flexible, future-proof securityThe solution has given MOL the powerful, highly effective surveillance system it required. "MOL had been impressed with all the IDIS demonstrations, but there’s no substitute for the real thing. MOL were not disappointed. The IDIS hardware and software more than lived up to expectations and everything has been running very smoothly. It is delivering high-quality images, reliable performance, and excellent value – everything that our customer wanted. Furthermore, it was easy to install and is proving very simple for the in-house team at Mitsui OSK Lines to use to meet their day-to-day surveillance needs, both now and for the future,” said Keith Sharman, Regional Sales Manager at Secom.
Samsung Wisenet Q and P series secure the Deansgate building from Hanwha Techwin Samsung Wisenet Q and P series cameras have been installed at Deansgate in Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, a two-storey building built by the Victorians comprising 24,000 sq.ft. offices which have been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard and converted into 24 office suites by local businessman Surj Dhami. “The building used to be an HMRC VAT office. When it became available we saw an opportunity to acquire it as a head office for our own expanding business, but also to provide a high standard of accommodation for companies looking to operate in Wolverhampton,” said Surj Dhami, Managing Director of systems integrator, Security Direct GB Ltd. The property dating back to the 18th century now boasts modern LED lighting, raised floors, passenger lifts, conference rooms and an exclusive 'tenants and guests only' business lounge, as well as parking for up to 82 cars. Building a secured environment Surj’s approach to the rental costs of the luxury serviced offices suites extends to the provision of the very latest network and Wi-Fi technology, VOIP based telephone systems and a totally integrated security system combining access control, intercom, and video surveillance. “Our tenants can be assured that they can run their business in a highly efficient, but also totally safe and secure environment,” said Surj Dhami. “We have capitalised on our previous experience of installing complex systems to ensure all the component parts of the security system at Deansgate work in harmony.” “We have capitalised on our previous experience of installing complex systems to ensure all the component parts of the security system at Deansgate work in harmony” At the heart of the security system is a video surveillance solution from Hanwha Techwin which has been installed as a powerful tool for Deansgate personnel located within the manned reception area, to keep a close eye on all activity within public areas of the building. Camera installations A total of 46 cameras have been installed. In addition to fixed cameras and domes from Samsung Wisenet Q 4MP range, these include 4 2MP SNP-L6233RHP Wisenet Lite 23x zoom PTZ domes and 2 Wisenet P PNF-9010R 4K (12MP) 360 degree cameras. The PNF-9010Rs come complete with licence-free on-board heatmapping and people counting analytics which can be used to identify which areas of the building are most commonly used and at what times. Images captured by the cameras are recorded onto 2 Wisenet X 32 channel XRN-2011 NVRs (network video recorders), whilst reception personnel can view live images or retrieve recorded video on one of 4 SMT monitors via SSM video management software. Complete surveillance solution “As a systems integrator, we had access to products from many of the leading video surveillance product manufacturers, but we decided for this prestigious building we would single source from Hanwha Techwin,” said Surj Dhami. “We have had a great business relationship with the company for over 15 years and knew we could rely on its technical department to work with us to specify the best models from the very latest generation of ONVIF compliant Samsung Wisenet ranges for each location and application throughout the Deansgate building and car parking area.”
More than 100 post offices were under surveillance by Surveon, ensuring the safety & quality of services Surveon is pleased to announce the Egyptian post office has deployed Surveon’s IP surveillance solutions as their partner for security application. With Surveon’ s reliable surveillance solutions, including megapixel camera and professional megapixel recorder, more than 100 post offices were under solid surveillance protection to ensure the safety and their services could be delivered with best quality. Cost-effective monitoring system with improved images Serving people for a century, the Egyptian post office with more than 100 branches in Cairo has developed and explored their services scope with times, providing financial, postal, community, printing and publishing services to the whole country. Due to the open nature and the variety of post office operations, the offices in Cairo needed to upgrade their surveillance system to monitor main entrance and front desks with improved images while being cost-efficient. Providing 24/7 surveillance protection Surveon’s 2MP compact box camera CAM1301 was selected for the main entrance and front desk of the post office, which provided smart WDR and IR LED to ensure clear images under different lighting circumstances. The compact design made the cameras less intrusive for visitors while the surveillance was undergoing. All Surveon megapixel cameras are with industrial-grade components to ensure product reliability for long-term operations. Supporting up to 6-channel with 200 Mbps recording throughput, the Surveon SMR2006 with 2 hot-swappable hard disks and RAID 1 data protection was chosen to provide reliable performance for 24/7 non-stop megapixel recording. Along with the tower design and low power consumption, the SMR2006 provided a simple and cost-effective solution for this case. Paired with Surveon’s scalable enterprise VMS, the solution not only improved safety and security, but provided robust prevention, preparedness, detection, and quick response measures for the post offices. Comprehensive surveillance solutions “We are pleased with the performance of the surveillance system and also impressed with the good quality from Taiwanese products. Surveon’s comprehensive solutions always can provide the affordable yet professional solutions for our projects.” said the project partner in Egypt. 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.
Retailing is a tough business and store owners encounter many challenges. The most obvious of these are theft and inventory shrinkage harming business profits. Security requirements in retail surveillance applications need to be able to protect against intrusion, robbery, and theft, and be able to instantly alert the security personnel. Physical security and business intelligence LILIN offers fully featured retail surveillance solutions to respond to events occurring within retail premises as well as dynamically provide the video data and alarm upon required. LILIN delivers a user-friendly physical security combined with business intelligence software that can be deployed for effectively managing cameras used within a single store or even across a global chain, allowing retailers to see what is happening at any given moment. No need for complex integration solutions LILIN retail surveillance systems have the ability to be incorporated into large networks covering any number of stores, or locations within specific outlets, such as shop floors, warehouses, parking areas, and offices. It seamlessly incorporates intelligent video analytics into one platform, eliminating the need for complex integration solutions and ensuring that retailers have real-time security information and business intelligence right at their fingertips. One-button-click camera configuration by NVR Touch with RAID storage, there’s no need to do any configuration. Surveillance capabilities integrated with POS (Point-of-Sale) systems, you then able to track and avoid losses to deter POS at a register. You can reduce cost on power consumption with LILIN low voltage-based running device solutions as well. LILIN retail surveillance can help retailers to: Have immediate visibility into suspicious events or individuals Increase revenue and improve the in-store experience for shoppers Improve customer service Save money by reducing losses Manage queues, count people, and monitor flow control General surveillance of the building’s exterior and parking lot Prevent shoplifting, employee theft, inventory shrinkage, and staff error
Round table discussion
We asked this week’s Expert Panel: What are the limitations on where video cameras can be placed because of privacy? With hundreds of new cameras installed every day, the likelihood increases exponentially that a camera will be placed in a location where it violates privacy. In fact, threats to privacy are often among the largest objections when video surveillance is proposed, whether in a public area or in the workplace. Allaying fears about undermining privacy is a basic requirement to make such systems acceptable to the public. It’s a touchy subject, but one our Expert Panel is willing to address.
What lessons, if any, are there to be learned from the recent attacks in Paris? Recent events in Paris highlight the deadly and changing face of terrorism in 2015. Two gunmen armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles attacked the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on 7 January, killing 12 people in all, including eight Charlie Hebdo employees and two national police officers. Two days later, the terrorism continued with a hostage crisis at a printing firm at Dammartin-en-Goel and at a kosher supermarket in Paris, where four hostages were murdered before the assailant was killed by police. The world has been shocked by the events, and many are evaluating what we can learn from them to help us prevent or minimise such future attacks. We asked our panel if there are lessons to be learned specific to the security industry.