Private sector security

UCC appoints Tom McNeil as National Account Executive

United Central Control (UCC), a contract monitoring company, has appointed Tom McNeil as National Account Executive. Based in Chicago, McNeil will put his 13 years of industry experience to use, in helping alarm-installing companies in the Midwest and Northeast. “What sets UCC apart from other alarm monitoring services is a genuine commitment to quality and customer relationships,” said McNeil. “I feel fortunate to work for such a high-quality company. I look forward to workin...

Hikvision launches Turbo HD 4.0 camera with PIR for accurate detection

Hikvision, a supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has launched a new addition to its Turbo HD 4.0 analogue range with PIR technology to give it even more accurate detection. The PIR (Passive Infra-Red) sensor, which has a detection range of 11 metres, senses movement in an area. It has been added to four models (DS-2CExxD8T-PIR(L) series), so it is available in three form factors – bullet, dome and cube. Filtering our false alarms The sensor can filter out f...

ISDEF 2017 celebrated 25 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and India

The 8th edition of ISDEF took place on June 6-8, 2017, and successfully solidified the shows reputation as the largest defence and security event in Israel. As in previous years, the focus of the exhibition was on interoperability and the diverse use of products by end users for various purposes. The expo was opened by a speech from the Israeli Deputy Defense Minister, Eli Ben Dahan; and visitors included both procurement and end users from the public and private sectors. Attendees had the oppo...

Drone terror: How to protect facilities and people

The use of drones has increased dramatically in the last few years. Indeed, by 2021, the FAA says the number of small hobbyist drones in the U.S. will triple to about 3.55 million. With that growth, drone capabilities have increased while costs have decreased. For example, the DJI Phantom 4 can deliver a 2-pound payload to a target with 1.5m accuracy from 20 miles away for the less than $1000.00. This is an unprecedented capability accessible to anyone. This new technology has created an entirel...

Johnson Controls supports National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October

Johnson Controls, which offers a holistic system approach to cyber security through its Cyber Protection Program for security products, is pleased to support National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October. Now in its 14th year, National Cyber Security Awareness Month presents an opportunity for businesses and individuals to become educated on the importance of cyber security and seek partners that can offer the tools and resources to reduce the risk of vulnerabilities. Five weekly educat...

How to use video analytics and metadata to prevent terrorist attacks

Today ‘terrorism’ has become a word we use and hear every day. The goal of terrorism is a media product - information delivered to nearly every house in the world. So, the weapon of terrorism is information. Therefore, the way we defend and prevent terrorism must also be based on intelligent processing of information - and an early awareness of potential threats and effective preventive action may eliminate most attacks. Video analytics, automated surveillance and AI decision-making...

Round Table Discussions

Expert views on PSIM, analogue HD, video analytics and more

Some Expert Panel Roundtable topics are more challenging than others. Occasionally a question will “stump” the panel – i.e., no one will choose to answer it. Other times, only one or two panellists will step forward to answer a question. One comment does not a “panel” make. Taken together, however, these varied comments offer their own range of insights into the evolving physical security market. Let’s look at some of these assorted Expert Panel comments over...