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The technology at the heart of the Wisenet Biometrics and Retail solutions, which have been jointly engineered by Hanwha Techwin and analytic specialists A.I Tech, has won the Business Intelligence category in the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018. The awards are designed to recognise and reward innovative thinking and the delivery of benefits through advanced security solutions. They are run by Benchmark Magazine, the monthly publication which is widely regarded as the “Which”...
The rise to prominence of smart cities should not go unnoticed. To the untrained eye, you might not realise just how connected your city is and how it’s helping your everyday life. From crossing the road to monitoring water levels, technology is allowing cities to think quicker and act smarter. Data-driven decisions A recent whitepaper by ABI Research has revealed that the total global cost-saving potential offered by smart cities stands at more than $5 trillion. This shows how technolog...
Since women and girls are subject to the threat of sexual harassment and violence worldwide, this May, One Mega Event 2018 will host a special session titled, Metropolitan strategies to achieve Safe Cities for women and girls: The NUA and SDG as a real opportunity at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. On 23 May, the networking event will share the first results of a research initiative carried out by Metropolis Network, and Women in Cities International (WICI) to map existing policies, programmes, and...
More crowded aisles and productive conversations continued to set the tone on the second day of ISC West in Las Vegas. No big technology breakthroughs have surfaced, but there is plenty of interest, and some degree of curiosity, about whether (and when) the recent hype about artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning will translate into usable products. Vertical market solutions “Yesterday we saw a tremendous amount of traffic in the booth, and today is more of the same,” said...
With the ever-growing availability of video data thanks to the low cost of high-resolution video cameras and storage, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning analytics now have become a necessity for the physical security industry, including access control and intrusion detection. Minimising human error and false positives are the key motivations for applying AI technologies in the security industry. What is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence is the ability of machines to...
HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, is driving the connected workplace with new HID Location Services for workplace optimisation capabilities that help ensure the safety of building occupants, facilitate compliance and increase operational efficiencies. The company has added robust features to its HID Location Services portal to help organisations better understand who is in a building at any given time. The latest converged credential incorporates access control and...
Pelco by Schneider Electric, a global provider of surveillance and security, announced a new initiative to deliver fully-integrated, scalable solutions incorporating predictive and automation capabilities. The solutions-led approach helps end users better leverage technology to solve specific application problems, improve their organisations’ effectiveness and respond to a wide range of challenges using Pelco’s VideoXpert video management system software. The company will be showcasing a variety of solutions targeting specific markets including traffic management, law enforcement, transportation, oil and gas, casinos and education at ISC West 2018, booth #20031, from April 11-13. By focusing on end user problems in all functional areas, we can offer tailored solutions that provide cities and enterprises a more complete view" Tailored solutions for safe city surveillance “Today’s world is being driven by the convergence of data from multiple management systems to form a single operational picture of a city, a road network or a facility,” said Robert Beliles, Pelco Chief Marketing Officer. “By focusing on end user problems in all functional areas, not just security, we can offer tailored solutions that provide cities and enterprises a more complete view, enabling them to be more effective and responsive to the needs of their citizens, employees and customers.” Traffic operation managers and engineers often rely on a patchwork of video cameras and third-party platforms to help keep traffic moving and pedestrians safe. A slowdown at one intersection often has a ripple effect, effectively backing up traffic along main thoroughfares and increasing commute times exponentially. VideoXpert video management system The combination of Pelco’s VideoXpert video management system with the wide range of Pelco cameras and video analytics helps cities deploy sophisticated traffic management solutions in a fraction of the time with a lower total cost of ownership. Using this solution, traffic engineers can respond appropriately to congestion - whether that means adjusting signal timing or dispatching emergency services. They can also begin to predict pedestrian and traffic patterns to improve traffic flow. By leveraging Pelco’s city surveillance expertise and integration of video and analytics with various communication tools and emergency response platforms, law enforcement officials are able to protect against and rapidly respond to criminal activity, traffic incidents and a variety of other threats. This same approach can be applied to numerous vertical markets supported by Pelco today. Pelco is also introducing enhancements to its popular, award-winning VideoXpert (VX) video management system platform Improvements in detection technology, cybersecurity Pelco is also introducing enhancements to its popular, award-winning VideoXpert (VX) video management system platform, which supports the company’s move toward tailoring solutions to meet the needs of its customers. Included in the VX Pro 2.0 and VX Enterprise 2.2 software releases are advances in detection technology, IT management, cybersecurity, automation, and operational efficiency. Additionally, customers will find a few ‘throwback features’ such as motion pixel search to identify and alert operators to motion within specific camera field of view areas and full de-warping capabilities on the VXPortal webview without having to administer all the client software. Security education sessions at ISC West 2018 In Booth 20031, conference attendees can experience Pelco’s advanced solutions in action and learn how its solutions can be customised to meet industry and application-specific needs. Attendees can also hear more about Pelco’s point of view and solutions-based approach to security during the following education sessions: Another Brick in the Firewall: Security leaders discuss the elements of complete cyber protection – Wednesday, April 11 at 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Interoperability: The Engine Running Safe Cities – Thursday, April 12 at 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
The Linx International Group has announced that it will be delivering its award-winning security management programmes from the new training centre of the Security Industry Regulatory Authority in Dubai - SIRA. SIRA was created in 2016 and is the government department responsible for setting the regulations, training and enforcements of security within Dubai. Training will be delivered to international students by expert tutors at SIRA’s new training centre, which includes state-of-the-art technical workshops designed in collaboration with the Linx International Group company – Tavcom. Security professionals will study and complete internationally recognised and fully-accredited (BTEC and City & Guilds) security management courses including: Security Management Risk Crisis & Disaster Management Managing Security Surveys Managing Security Risks in the Oil & Gas Sector Kidnap and Ransom Management Sea Port Security Management Security training partnership SIRA Training Centre Director, Mr. Ahmed Albalooshy comments, “Through partnership with the Linx International Group we are providing the very best-in-class training at SIRA’s state-of-the art training centre. Together, we are delivering an exceptionally high-calibre of training, to create experts whose talents are in demand in Dubai, the wider Middle East.” Managing Director of the Linx International Group, David Gill states, “Dubai is a major global hub and well respected as a centre of excellence, especially in areas of technology, security and policing. The Linx International Group is proud to be working with SIRA to provide security professionals and those seeking to develop a career in security management in the Middle-East, with the UK’s premier security management training.”
Internet of Things (IoT)-based attacks are already a reality. A recent CEB, now Gartner, survey found that nearly 20 percent of organisations observed at least one IoT-based attack in the past three years. To protect against those threats Gartner, Inc. forecasts that worldwide spending on IoT security will reach $1.5 billion in 2018, a 28 percent increase from 2017 spending of $1.2 billion. Factors such as Endpoint Security, Gateway Security and Professional Services will be the main drivers of spending growth Externalising network connectivity "In IoT initiatives, organisations often don't have control over the source and nature of the software and hardware being utilised by smart connected devices," said Ruggero Contu, research director at Gartner. "We expect to see demand for tools and services aimed at improving discovery and asset management, software and hardware security assessment, and penetration testing. In addition, organisations will look to increase their understanding of the implications of externalising network connectivity.” Factors such as Endpoint Security, Gateway Security and Professional Services will be the main drivers of spending growth for the forecast period with spending on IoT security expected to reach $3.1 billion in 2021. Hindrance in IoT security Despite the steady year-over-year growth in worldwide spending, Gartner predicts that through 2020, the biggest inhibitor to growth for IoT security will come from a lack of prioritisation and implementation of security best practices and tools in IoT initiative planning. This will hamper the potential spend on IoT security by 80 percent. "Although IoT security is consistently referred to as a primary concern, most IoT security implementations have been planned, deployed and operated at the business-unit level, in cooperation with some IT departments to ensure the IT portions affected by the devices are sufficiently addressed," explained Mr Contu. "However, coordination via common architecture or a consistent security strategy is all but absent, and vendor product and service selection remains largely ad hoc, based upon the device provider's alliances with partners or the core system that the devices are enhancing or replacing." Gartner expects specific and stringent regulations, especially in heavily regulated industries such as healthcare and automotive Security by design While basic security patterns have been revealed in many vertical projects, they have not yet been codified into policy or design templates to allow for consistent reuse. As a result, technical standards for specific IoT security components in the industry are only now just starting to be addressed across established IT security standards bodies, consortium organisations and vendor alliances. The absence of 'security by design' comes from a lack of specific and stringent regulations. Going forward, Gartner expects this trend to change, especially in heavily regulated industries such as healthcare and automotive. IoT impact on industrial security By 2021, Gartner predicts that regulatory compliance will become the prime influencer for IoT security uptake. Industries having to comply with regulations and guidelines aimed at improving critical infrastructure protection are being compelled to increase their focus on security as a result of IoT permeating the industrial world. "Interest is growing in improving automation in operational processes through the deployment of intelligent connected devices, such as sensors, robots and remote connectivity, often through cloud-based services," said Mr Contu. "This innovation, often described as Industrial Internet of Things or Industry 4.0, is already impacting security in industry sectors deploying operational technology, such as energy, oil and gas, transportation, and manufacturing."
Dahua Technology, a major solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, has just released its 2017 annual report, which reports substantial growth in the past year as well as a promising outlook. According to this report, Dahua’s revenues reached RMB 18.84 billion in 2017, indicating a year-on-year growth of 41.38%. Meanwhile, the net profit attributable to shareholders of the company amounted to RMB 2.37 billion, indicating a year-on-year growth of 30.33%. High investment in core technologies In 2017, Dahua invested RMB 1.789 billion (accounting for a YOY increase of 25.55% and 9.49% of this year’s total revenue) in R&D, which allowed the company to keep the leading position in core new technologies such as AI, big data, cloud computing and chipsets. (It’s worth mentioning that in 2017, Dahua ranked NO.1 for three times in ICDAR competition and one time in KITTI competition.)Compared to selling products alone, providing solutions brings higher gross margin and higher loyalty to the company Dahua’s strong innovative capability to develop and commercialise these cutting-edge technologies, while leading and reshaping the industry, also creates new opportunities for growth of the company with various new applications and solutions. Driven by diversified needs of customers, Dahua has transformed itself into a provider of comprehensive solutions now widely applied in smart cities, public transportation, intelligent buildings, finance, energy, manufacturing, education, communication, etc., as well as SMB owners and individual consumers. Compared to selling products alone, providing solutions brings higher gross margin and higher loyalty to the company, which in turn gains deeper insight from big data and develop accordingly new service modes supported by advanced technologies. Cross-culture management 2017 overseas revenue reached RMB 6,807,205,320.54 (accounting for 36.12% of total revenue and an increase of 34.64% year-on-year). By the end of 2017, Dahua products and solutions have been serving customers in more than 180 countries and territories and Dahua has set up 42 subsidiaries and representative offices. Nearly 2,000 employees now work overseas for Dahua’s technical and sales teams, directly meeting the needs of high and middle end local markets. With international sales and management teams maturing and localised sales and service centres being established, Dahua expects to gain larger share of overseas market.Dahua management always embraces a spirit to take on challenging tasks and put in place a clear incentive mechanism On the path to globalisation, Dahua has developed an efficient cross-culture management system that fully respects different customs and practices of different countries and peoples and formed competent localised teams on the basis of mutual respect. Dahua management always embraces a spirit to take on challenging tasks and put in place a clear incentive mechanism to encourage employees to bring values to customers. Enabling safer and smarter living “We have plenty of reasons to believe in an even brighter future,” Mr. Fu Liquan, Chairman of Dahua, said, “Indeed, the overall economic environment is turning better. The market is getting more diversified, calling for better tailored and smarter solutions, through which I believe Dahua’s core competency will be further highlighted.” Dahua’s many security products and solutions powered by big data, AI and IoT, such as smart city, intelligent building, machine vision, industrial drones and newly launched Lechange products, will bring new business opportunities to the company as well as greater benefits to customers. To enhance supply chain productivity and product quality to support the global sales and application, Dahua Smart (IoT) Industrial Park has put to use in Fuyang District of Hangzhou in June 2017. As a global video-centric smart IoT solution & service provider, Dahua cores in innovation, quality and service. With businesses well aligned with the world's megatrends in urbanisation, visualisation and intelligentisation, Dahua creates values for its global customers and partners in a smoother manner, solidifying the company's mission of enabling a safer society and smarter living.
On Booth 1339 from 30 April to 03 May at OTC Houston, E2S Warning Signals, a global independent manufacturer of audible and visible warning devices, is featuring its market-leading LED beacons technology. Along with multiple operating modes, the LED units offer extended operating life of more than 60000 hours, lower current requirements and higher output levels. The typical light output level from the LED units is a very bright 338 candela, significantly higher than the 120 candela effective intensity of a 5J Xenon tube unit. The LED beacons have five flash rates for warning beacon applications: 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 Hz and double and triple flashes. They also offer high and low steady outputs for status indicator use.The field-replaceability of the lens filters enables the reassignment of beacon function to be a simple and quick process Field-replaceable lens filters DC voltage versions feature three remotely selectable stages, enabling multiple warnings to be signalled from one device. The same light engines and control electronics are common across all different product families: the STEx 316L stainless steel, the GNEx and E2x GRP and BEx and D2x marine grade LM6 aluminium enclosures, which provide a variety of mechanical protection, corrosion resistance, weight and price to suit different environmental requirements and applications. For all families, the Amber, Blue, Clear, Green, Magenta, Red and Yellow Polycarbonate, UV stable lenses are available as separate items; whilst enhancing the light output, the lens filters are also field replaceable without disassembly, enabling the reassignment of beacon function to be a simple and quick process. ATEX and IECEx compliance Also, on show will be two manual call point families, the latest additions to E2S’s SIL2 capable products that meet the remote monitoring and testing requirements of SIL2 systems. The spark-resistant, corrosion-proof GRP GNExCP6 and the marine grade, copper free LM6 (A413) aluminium BExCP3 explosion-proof manual call points, which meet the design requirements of EN54-11, are available in break glass, push button or tool reset versions, are certified to ATEX and IECEx standards, carry many other local certifications and are approved for use in Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 hazardous areas for the initiation of fire and gas alarm systems.
The Middle East security market provides a healthy opportunity for manufacturers who can capitalise on the region’s key verticals. Intersec’s 20th edition show focused more on solutions than on products, including solutions for the growing retail sector and an infrastructure market requiring ruggedised equipment to stand up to harsh environments. Intersec hosted security, safety and fire protection exhibitors from over fifty countries at Dubai’s spacious International Convention and Exhibition Centre on 21st - 23rd January. For the security market, the show was an opportunity to demonstrate how the industry’s latest technologies can benefit end-users in the UAE and globally. While the show hosted many impressively-sized stands from key security players, these tended to reflect the ongoing shift from a product-centric market to a focus on customer problems and solutions. Rather than filling the floorspace with an abundance of products, many brands chose to showcase how their flagship solutions could function in real-world applications. Retail surveillance delivers ROI Numerous companies opted to highlight their retail solutions – a key vertical for Dubai, which is known for its elaborate city shopping hubs. The Axis Communications stand allowed visitors to experience its network video offerings for the retail sector, including integrations with Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) and Point of Sale (POS) technologies. Solutions on show reflected how security systems are increasingly expected to provide a tangible return on investment: With options for queue management and people counting, Axis video technology can be used to provide business intelligence and improve the customer experience, as well as enhancing safety. IP video manufacturer Vivotek also showcased its latest retail offering, including fisheye cameras with built-in crowd detection and heatmap technology, which can help retail managers analyse customer traffic patterns and highly frequented areas. The panoramic nature of Vivotek’s IP cameras makes them ideal for collecting comprehensive data from retail stores. MOBOTIX CEO Thomas Lausten demonstrates how the company’s dual modular camera delivers high-quality images in extreme weather conditions IP video in extreme conditions The MOBOTIX stand was also less product-driven than at past shows. Instead, the focus was on how the manufacturer combines intelligent IoT technology and robust materials to address real end-user needs. CEO Thomas Lausten, who joined the company in June 2017, was on-hand to demonstrate how the company’s dual modular camera continues to deliver high-quality images in extreme weather conditions including ice, rain and sand. Rugged solutions were a big theme across the show floor. This is unsurprising given Intersec’s location in Dubai – the Middle East provides ample opportunity for the security market to capitalise on large outdoor projects, including the oil and gas industry. Video surveillance manufacturer Videotec showcased its latest HD PTZ cameras built to withstand harsh outdoor environments. The stand hosted an immersive ‘Experience Centre’, where the company’s flagship PTZ cameras moved in sync to a rolling video, demonstrating their use in vertical markets including oil and gas, marine surveillance, and critical infrastructure. Video surveillance manufacturer Videotec showcased its latest HD PTZ cameras built to withstand harsh outdoor environments MENA security market requirements Storage provider Promise Technology showcased its latest portfolio of surveillance solutions, including a cloud-based infrastructure optimised for growing IP video requirements. The manufacturer also introduced its new Vess A700 network video recorder series. This latest NVR offering specifically targets medium- to large-scale applications such as banking and industry. Such a solution is ideal for the growing Dubai market, where strict legislation requires a video retention time of 180 days. Intersec is set to return to Dubai from 20th - 22nd January 2019. Organisers expect over 1,300 exhibitors from across to globe to come together for a bigger, wider ranging and more innovative show.
Milestone Systems, an open platform company for IP video management software (VMS), has announced a collaboration with NMS Security, SpotterRF, Canon, Dell, Utah's Hogle Zoo, and Polar Bears International to implement a unique video surveillance solution that helps the city of Churchill, Manitoba, to keep citizens, sightseers and polar bears at a safe distance from each other. Every year, nearly 10,000 tourists pour into this small town of 1,000 to view the polar bears that migrate along the shores of Hudson Bay. The impact of modern climate change is forcing many polar bears to wander into populated areas in search of food. With more than 300 polar bear response calls made in 2016, city managers and conservationists alike were looking for a way to use technology to safely manage the situation. "At Polar Bears International, part of our mission is to be involved with helping to prevent conflicts between polar bears and humans," said BJ Kirschhoffer, Director of Field Operations, Polar Bears International.The system does a great job of tracking polar bear movement and giving workers enough of a warning to pack up and get out Intrusion detection radar Milestone’s partner firm, NMS Security from Anchorage, Alaska, already had experience with protecting oil pipeline employees from with polar bears. They worked with SpotterRF to deploy and fine-tune the use of an innovative intrusion detection radar system as a solution at Churchill. “The system does a great job of tracking polar bear movement and giving workers enough of a warning to pack up and get out," said Ed Knoch, Director of Security Technology Solutions, NMS Security. "We’ve been doing this in Alaska for a few years now, and we've gotten really good at it." Polar bear warning alarm A Canon VB-R10VE vandal-resistant, outdoor PTZ dome camera and two SpotterRF radar units were installed. A Dell server runs the Milestone VMS platform with the Spotter XProtect plug-in interface installed. The radar units provide warnings at about 200 meters out from the shoreline, giving people enough time to get into the community centre and away from a bear. When a bear is detected, the system is triggered to automatically send out email alerts and sound a bear warning alarm throughout the community. Through the Milestone Mobile client application, the system can send notifications directly to the bear alert system and to wildlife officers, so they can see the radar screen and camera views on their smartphones. "We're very happy with all the elements of the project. The radar units, the camera, the Milestone video management software, everything is working well," said Kirschhoffer. "NMS Security did a fantastic job of getting us set up. All the pieces are pretty complex, and it's important to have a partner like that when doing these projects."As conservationists, we need to look at different strategies to help people and wildlife coexist Camera-radar surveillance With the camera/radar system up and running and yielding positive results, there is no doubt among the team that there is great potential for Churchill and for replicating this system into more polar bear impacted communities, as well as in environments around the world where humans and wildlife come in conflict. "There are many habitats around the world where humans and wildlife are sharing the same space and competing for water and food. As conservationists, we need to look at different strategies to help people and wildlife coexist," said Liz Larsen, Director of Conservation, Utah's Hogle Zoo who also help sponsor PBI initiatives.
Senstar is pleased to announce its FiberPatrol ranging fibre optic intrusion detection system is successfully securing the perimeter of the US headquarters campus of a major international oil and gas company. FiberPatrol has been successfully up and running along the site’s 40,000 ft (7.57 mi) perimeter, consisting of three fence types and 40 gates, for several months. “Going into the project the customer was no stranger to perimeter security with various sites around the world using fence-mounted intrusion detection systems. However, the performance of the previously-installed systems was not always up to the customer’s expectations, particularly in regard to the nuisance alarm rate (NAR),” said Nancy Marshall, Executive Director of Business Development for Senstar. “With FiberPatrol, we were able to address the issue of NAR, as well as meet a number of other strict requirements. The system is working extremely well and the customer is very happy with the results.” Detect and locate intrusion attempts FiberPatrol’s advanced fibre optic technology detects and locates intrusion attempts along fences, offering the lowest NAR and highest Probability of detection (Pd) on the market. It also offers accurate location of intrusions even when there are multiple simultaneous intrusions or in the presence of non-localised environmental noise that would overwhelm the location capability of other long-range fibre optic sensors, and built-in cut immunity, meaning when set up in cut immunity configuration, it continues to provide detection on the full perimeter after a cable cut. FiberPatrol also passed the project’s mandatory penetration testing. The implementation of this project was a team effort, with Senstar working with integrator Kratos Public Safety and Security Solutions Inc. (PSS) and installer W-Industries Inc.
BASF is one of the world’s leading chemical companies. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. The company has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885 and currently is one of the largest foreign investors in the Chinese chemical industry with major investments in Nanjing, Shanghai and Chongqing. Need for protection According to BASF’s Greater China Report published in 2012, local production enables more intensive collaboration with customers based in Greater China, and improves resource efficiency. BASF posted sales of over $6.8 billion in 2012 and employed 7,305 people. Protecting BASF’s chemical facilities demands high levels of security because of the nature of the operations and their potential for being the target of threats and/or criminal activities. To help safeguard people, property and assets, BASF’s security management has implemented a layered security approach that starts with perimeter protection. Fences and intrusion detection systems only provide limited protection, and false alerts create additional security issues. To provide more comprehensive and actionable coverage, BASF China needed real-time, visual monitoring of the perimeter on a 24/7 basis, without adding any additional lighting.To help safeguard people, property and assets, BASF’s security management has implemented a layered security approach Megapixel solution Working in collaboration with Tyco Fire and Security China, the BASF security team selected Arecont Vision’s 3-megapixel (MP) AV3135 colour cameras to meet their video security needs. The dual sensor AV3135 also has a 1.3MP true monochrome sensor that provides low-light performance. As the ambient light diminishes, the AV3135 switches to the monochrome sensor to deliver clear, high resolution surveillance images for identification and recording purposes. The Arecont Vision AV3135 megapixel cameras also provide an increased coverage area for better situational awareness compared to analogue or IP VGA cameras; and improved functionality including the ability to digitally zoom into live scenes and recorded video while maintaining high resolution. And because of the cameras’ superior day/night capability, no expenses were incurred to install additional lighting. No local power sources needed Another cost saving benefit of the Arecont Vision AV3135 megapixel cameras is that they are Powered over Ethernet (PoE) which eliminates the need to install local power sources. The AV3135 megapixel cameras are part of Arecont Vision’s H.264 MegaVideo® line of cameras that offer bandwidth and storage efficiency of 10x greater on average over traditional megapixel counterparts. The proven results laid to rest management’s concerns about storage space. BASF’s corporate security team was highly impressed with the quality and coverage of the Arecont Vision megapixel cameras when images were compared to analogue cameras. “Arecont Vision megapixel cameras provide the extremely clear images that are needed for security monitoring of the facility perimeter," said Raylene Xie, Global Account Manager, Tyco Fire and Security China. "Even BASF corporate was excited about the difference in quality between the megapixel and analogue images." The increased image quality of megapixel video played the largest role in providing superior perimeter security for the BASF facility. Expanded coverage areas and day/night capability of the Arecont Vision AV3135 cameras also contributed to a successful and effective new system.
SALTO Systems has been chosen to provide its smart access control solution for the new global headquarters of Life Sciences giant Abcam at their Cambridge biomedical campus. The construction company Kier has appointed SALTO Inspired Business Partner GBE Fire & Security to carry out the installation and commissioning of the system, as well as providing Fire, Gas Suppression, Disabled Alarms, CCTV and Data Network systems for the state-of-the-art £46 million office and laboratory scheme. Abcam Cambridge biomedical campus The new site consisting of a three-storey laboratory building and a four-storey office building, connected by an atrium link, will combine Abcam’s current facilities in Cambridge and will house the group’s UK innovation and manufacturing capabilities, laboratories, logistics, sales, marketing and corporate functions. It will also be the company’s European distribution hub. GBE will be working with partners SALTO, Gent, Baldwin Boxall and Pelco to implement the project, with GBE’s work commencing in October 2017 with a scheduled completion in August 2018. Steve Rossiter, Key Accounts Manager SALTO Systems Ltd, says “SALTO access control is in use at a number of bio-medical facilities around the world and we are very pleased that GBE has selected us for this prestigious new campus in Cambridge. Security measures in such places need to be robust and effective and SALTO will provide them with total control over who can access what, when and where at all times.” GBE’s Business Development Manager Paul Walsh said of the appointment “This is another prestigious contract win for GBE and we are very proud to be part of this leading, biotech construction project.”
Harland and Wolff uses AC2000 Security Hub for alarm and CCTV event management CEM Systems, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, announced they have successfully won the contract to secure Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries sites in Belfast, Northern Ireland. G4S were selected as integrator to install the AC2000 security solution throughout the Harland and Wolff sites. Harland and Wolff is a heavy engineering company to the maritime, offshore oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors. Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Harland and Wolff is one of Europe’s largest heavy engineering facilities. Purposely developed to create some of the world’s largest ocean going vessels, the world class facilities can handle the largest of structures in a safe, productive, and cost effective environment. AC2000 security management system Environmental Health and Safety management is a vital element of Harland and Wolff’s business, and ensuring the safety of their personnel is paramount. To protect their employees and secure valuable equipment across their vast site, Harland and Wolff installed AC2000 security management system and a comprehensive range of CEM’s innovative access control readers. “Our site presents a range of unique security and safety challenges; we therefore required a solution that would provide more than access control. We needed a complete security management system that would also help us improve efficiency and ensure the safety of all our employees. CEM’s AC2000 was the ideal solution, and combined with their range of sophisticated access control readers we have a system that meets our security and business requirements” said Chris Neill, Security Operations Manager, Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries. Security Hub application "CEM’s AC2000 was the ideal solution, and combined with their range of sophisticated access control readers we have a system that meets our security and business requirements" CEM Systems AC2000 is a powerful access control solution that comes with a comprehensive range of software applications that enhance site operations. Harland and Wolff uses AC2000 Security Hub for alarm and CCTV event management. Security Hub is the new centralised command and control application for AC2000. It seamlessly blends IP security surveillance systems and alarm processing into a single, simple, and intuitive user interface. Security Hub is a flexible and highly configurable central command and control application that manages all events and alarms within the AC2000 access control system and its integrated sub-systems; including video, fire, intruder, and building management systems. Harland and Wolff also make use of range of other key AC2000 applications including Time and Attendance, Mustering and Zone Monitor, to ensure that all their additional security and business needs are met. S610 and S3040 access control readers A broad array of CEM access control readers, to suit specific door locations and security and access requirements, are also in place across Harland and Wolff’s immense and diverse site. Using S610 readers installed at turnstiles and S3040 portable readers at dry dock areas, in combination with AC2000 Mustering and Zone Monitor applications, Harland and Wolff successfully reduced their mustering time from an evacuation drill from 45 minutes to 9 minutes on rigs with up to 1,200 people. "Going beyond security,CEM Systems is able tohelp Harland and Wolffbecome more operationally efficient" S610 readers are deployed throughout the main Harland and Wolff building, providing card and PIN access to key areas. emerald intelligent access terminals are installed at the Harland and Wolff reception building. emerald’s LCD touch screen enables Harland and Wolff to improve corporate branding on entry points to the building where they are regularly working with high value clients. The built in audio intercom also allows visitor communication with the reception desk and remote door opening. TS300F fingerprint readers High security areas including the server room and equipment warehouse are secured with emerald TS300F fingerprint readers, requiring biometric verification for the entry of select authorised staff. In the equipment warehouse, emerald’s Checklist feature allows Harland and Wolff to prompt staff on exit to sign the register if they are removing any tools or equipment. This provides Harland and Wolff with details of who accessed their warehouse, and helps prevent the loss of valuable equipment and tools. “Harland and Wolff is an iconic company in Northern Ireland with a rich history, and we are delighted to secure their vast site with AC2000 security management system and a range of CEM Systems access control readers, including emerald. Going beyond security, CEM Systems is able to help Harland and Wolff become more operationally efficient, saving them both time and money and assisting them in ensuring the safety of all their staff and equipment,” said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems. Save Save
LUKOIL Neftochim Burgas, based in Bulgaria, is the largest oil refinery in Southeastern Europe, processing 9.5 million ton of crude oil per year. The Lukoil oil production sites are vital to the Bulgarian economy, but also present a significant risk. To make sure its critical infrastructure is protected against unwanted intruders, the company called upon FLIR Systems for a fail-proof perimeter security solution centred around thermal imaging cameras. “Lukoil Neftochim Burgas is a strategic site for Bulgaria. That’s why the security requirements are so demanding. We do everything we can to achieve these requirements,” says Petar Bakalov, Executive Director at Lukom-A, Lukoil Neftochim Burgas’s dedicated security agency. Cost-effective perimeter protection Until recently, Lukoil Neftochim Burgas had used two independent systems for perimeter security: two fences with sensor cable systems about five metres separated from each other. While they delivered quality results, the installation was quite expensive: digging, cabling, and visual cameras and lighting for visual verification of the detected target. According to Lyubomir Dimov, Project Manager at Lukom-A, the company therefore investigated alternative solutions: “We decided to try thermal cameras, because they provide us with the opportunity to control the entire territory with a relatively small number of cameras. When a movement is detected, we receive an alarm in our control room. The difference is that, with the sensor cable system you need cables, lighting along the perimeter, a video camera at each 60 m – all this is more difficult to implement and more expensive. With thermal cameras, we always see directly what happens, regardless of lighting, daytime or night time. Better vision, night and day Lukoil Neftochim Burgas discovered the power of thermal imaging by testing a small set-up. The company learned that thermal cameras not only outperform visual cameras at night, they’re also highly effective during the day. Lyubomir Dimov: “Three years ago, we decided to install cameras to guard a torch, an installation with a high level of explosion risk. We were able to perform tests with a thermal imaging camera from FLIR and discovered that even during the day, with a normal colour camera, intruders can get lost in the greenery, when they wear the same colour of clothes. In contrast, thermal cameras can still follow them when they hide behind the bushes. This really convinced us that thermal imaging technology was the way forward.” Telelink & 2 Plus Bulgaria recommendedFLIR thermal imaging cameraswith advanced video analytics Powerful thermal imaging and video analytics For its petrochemical plant in Burgas, Lukoil Neftochim Burgas called on main FLIR distributor for Bulgaria, Telelink EAD, a leading system integration company in South-East Europe, and its partner system integration company 2 Plus Bulgaria AD. Together, they proposed FLIR’s FC and F series cameras in combination with advanced video analytics software for achieving a higher level of perimeter protection. Ivan Ilchev, systems technician at Telelink, comments: “The sensor cable system that Lukoil Neftochim Burgas is using has its merits, but it requires extensive maintenance and the system’s false alarm rate is relatively high. Also, a visual CCTV camera system has its drawbacks. If you consider that the Lukoil Neftochim Burgas site has a very big perimeter for surveillance – more than 22 kilometres, then you actually would need more than 400 standard CCTV cameras. However, we knew that with one thermal imaging camera, you can easily replace six or seven visual CCTV cameras. That’s why we advised Lukoil to use thermal cameras from FLIR Systems in combination with advanced video analytics. This is a so called thermal fence, which is indeed a very cost-effective solution. What is so amazing about thermal imaging cameras is that you can use them in almost any condition, at night, during fog, rain, hard environments, like here, with no clean surface and with bushes and trees.” Thermal cameras: An investment that pays off The benefits are very clear for Lukoil Neftochim. The investment for thermal cameras is much less than for lighting and visual cameras around the entire perimeter. Petar Bakalov comments: “Thermal cameras have proven to be the best solution for us, because of the specifics of the secured area. The Lukoil refinery is located in an area where there is no lighting and most of our problems occur at night. That’s why thermal cameras are extremely convenient for us.” “The most important benefit is the reliability of the FLIR cameras – you can see the object day and night. Shortly after we had installed the thermal cameras, we were already able to capture two groups of intruders who were trying to enter the Lukoil Neftochim Burgas territory with the intent of stealing scrap metal. For me, FLIR is one of the best camera providers in the world and I will recommend it to our management so we can continue our cooperation with FLIR in the future.”