Refinery security

What are the mainstream uses for thermal cameras?

The high cost of thermal imaging cameras historically made their use more likely in specialised law enforcement and military applications. However, lower pricing of thermal imaging technologies has opened up a new and expanding market for thermal cameras in the mainstream. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the new opportunities for thermal cameras in mainstream physical security?

Affordable drone radar: how Echodyne is reinventing drone prevention

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, present a range of threats, from the careless and clueless to the criminal. While many incidents may seem harmless, the threat to any location at any time depends on a range of factors. Drones are inexpensive for criminals to buy or make, and there are continuously improving battery, airspeed, and payload capabilities. UAVs can also fly without an RF signal to jam or hack. Fortunately, sensor technologies including radar are available for security ag...

Pelco enahnces Esprit Enhanced PTZ camera product line with four new combination IR/white light illuminator models

Pelco is pleased to announce four new combination IR/white light illuminator models to the award-winning Esprit Enhanced PTZ camera product line. These new models provide IR-only and white light/deterrent modes of operation to give you the ability to overtly capture clear full colour images when using white light direct illumination or covertly with clear black and white images when in IR-only mode. The new models are ideal for performance-oriented 24 by 7 operations as well as extreme tempera...

How intelligent IP cameras enhance predictive analytics

For many years, video analytics have enabled end users to detect specific people or vehicles entering restricted areas, capture license plate information, scan crowds for specific individuals and much more. Today’s Video Management Systems (VMS) and IP cameras are built with powerful processing capabilities, helping to drive the development of more advanced analytics to more accurately detect abnormalities in behaviors that trigger alerts – an important component of predictive analys...

G4S Secure announces Tom Walton as Regional Director of Business Development

Tom Walton brings business, sales and training leadership experience to the job G4S Secure Solutions (USA) is proud to announce Tom Walton has joined the company as Regional Director of Business Development supporting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions. Walton brings an extensive safety and security track record combined with impressive business, sales and training leadership experience to the job. “I am excited to be joining the world’s largest security solut...

U.S. Security celebrates 10 years of safety at one of America's largest refineries

The security team has clocked 10 years and 2.5 million hours with no recordable or lost-time injuries at the site U.S. Security Associates reports a safety milestone that showcases the potential for clients with dangerous operations to create safer workplaces in partnership with contract security services companies. At the Texas site of one of America's largest oil refineries, the U.S. Security Associates security team has clocked 10 years and 2.5 million hours with no recorda...