Security alarm systems
Global surveillance business Synectics announces that its Synergy 3 command and control software now integrates with NEC’s NeoFace Watch facial recognition system to support person of interest (POI) tracking. Synergy 3 is an open architecture command and control platform that monitors, manages, and records surveillance video, alarms, and events from multiple subsystems, and non-security transactional data. Synergy 3 is the system of choice for many of the world’s most challenging su...
The total UK electronic security market, comprising of products - electronic access controls, intruder alarms and closed-circuit television (CCTV) - and associated services, was estimated at approximately £2.35 bn in 2017. This was an increase of around 5% during the year and followed two years of strong growth in 2015 and 2016. Growth was driven by technological advancements boosting replacement demand and improving new build and RMI expenditure across key market sectors. Expansion of CC...
I-View Now, an award-winning monitoring station video and signaling interface, is proud to announce an updated and improved integration with monitoring station automation software platform partner, MASterMind, a division under United Technologies Corporation. This updated integration improves signaling by utilising a dedicated MASrecv I-View Now Receiver. Built in conjunction with MAS, these processes employ dedicated and proprietary signal types and signal formats which provide richer contextua...
As we approach National Safe Schools Week (October 21-27), it is appropriate for a conversation to begin regarding establishing standards for K12 school security. Currently no standards exist for assisting schools navigate the complexity of understanding what they need, how much it will cost and how they will secure their learning environments. Security industry experts The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) is one of the organisations at the forefront of establishing security standards...
Deep Sentinel delivers an unrivalled, next-generation approach to home security., released results of a new study that focuses on the lack of response to home security alarms within key metro areas across the United States. Deep Sentinel surveyed major American cities and sampled a portion of surrounding metro areas on their alarm response policies and found that every day, tens of millions of people run the risk of having their alarm calls go unanswered. Ranked by the number of residents poten...
COSEC VEGA FAX is engineered with careful blend of aesthetics, size, connectivity, reliability and ease of use for modern enterprises. It is a perfect fit for Access Control and Time-Attendance solution for modern organisations. COSEC VEGA FAX Moreover, COSEC VEGA FAX is an open system allowing integration with third party hardware. Using auxiliary input and output ports, Fire Alarm system and Video Surveillance system can be connected without any need for external hardware modules. Motion sen...
HSI Sensing (HSI), an Oklahoma-based manufacturer of custom reed switch and sensor technology, announced at Global Security Exchange (GSX) that its high-security sensors product line – Sentinel – now includes retrofit models. Sentinel Retro is compliant with existing models on the market to facilitate the ease of replacing outdated sensor technology with the newest innovations from HSI. “Our company is innovative, solutions-centred and responsive, so when we heard of clients struggling with upgrading their sensor systems, we knew we immediately needed to create the Retro Model,” said Ryan Posey, CEO of HSI Sensing. “Utilising Sentinel’s tried and true technology, the Retro Model makes it easier than ever for clients to achieve top-of-line security with a simple swap of sensors in an existing location.” Designed for anti-tamper features HSI launched its Sentinel sensors line in 2017 as an enhanced technology for high-security intrusion detection. Sentinel sensors utilise Solid State technology and are designed with a wide range of anti-tamper features allowing them to resist physical, electrical and magnetic tampering. It is intended to be a door contact sensor and entry-point alarm where failure is not an option, like at government facilities, prisons, banks, power plants, weapon sites and other high-security areas. The Sentinel Retro sensor also comes in a dual alarm version and a dry circuit version The Sentinel Retro models feature the same screw hole patterns as other high-security sensors currently in the field, allowing the models to be drop in replacements for existing uses. The Retro Models, just like the rest of the Sentinel line, have received the highest high-security standard listing available - a UL 634 Level 2 listing. Achieving this puts the products in an elite tier and requires 16 additional standards to be met beyond the initial 40 for a UL 634 listing. Dual alarm and dry circuit version To further extend the Retro Model uses, the sensor also comes in a dual alarm version and a dry circuit version. The Sentinel SM2 Retro Dual Alarm is designed with two alarm outputs, making it the ideal choice when a secondary circuit is needed for an indication light, access control system or other addition. The Sentinel SM2 Retro Dry Circuit is designed to convert the alarm and tamper outputs from a digital signal to a dry contact signal, internally changing the two-wire output signal to a set of SPDT switches. These also have a UL 634 Level 2 listing for exceptional security performance.
Eagle Eye Networks, the global provider of cloud-based video surveillance solutions, and mozaiq, a marketplace for IOT services, announced a technology partnership that will add Eagle Eye surveillance video to the mozaiq market. The Eagle Eye CameraManager video surveillance system is now available in the mozaiq market, so businesses, alarm companies, security integrators, and individuals can more easily integrate their IOT and security systems to Eagle Eye CameraManager. Real-time video access on mobile With the ability to combine services and enhance current features, mozaiq makes it simpler and easier to deliver integrated solutions Participants in the mozaiq market are now able to access the cloud-based features of Eagle Eye CameraManager, which include real-time access to live and historic video from their mobile devices and computers. “We are excited to offer video surveillance functionality integrated into the mozaiq market. We believe that a fully open API provides tremendous benefits to our customers and this is a prime example of making integrations easier for them.” says Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. For IoT products and services, mozaiq creates a market for companies to offer their solutions directly to other IoT partners. With the ability to combine services and enhance current features, mozaiq makes it simpler and easier to deliver integrated solutions. Users of the mozaiq market are able to develop new service packages and product bundles by combining their solutions with the cloud-based video surveillance from Eagle Eye Networks. Services available all over the Europe Among others, the mozaiq market includes alarm systems, smart home, and business solutions. Also, being part of the market, Eagle Eye video can now be easily linked and delivered to the customer when alarm or home events occur. On the mozaiq market, companies can partner their devices, services, or data with other company's services with minimal effort or investment “With the power of collaboration, we jointly reach a wider group of companies seeking to provide interoperable products and services,” stated Axel Godoy, CEO of mozaiq. “On the mozaiq market the new service will be available for our customers and partners over all of Europe.” On the mozaiq market, companies can partner their devices, services, or data with other company's services with minimal effort or investment. mozaiq works behind the scenes to ensure the companies’ products work together in the cloud, giving businesses the freedom to create and launch their next idea. mozaiq helps device manufacturers, service companies, and data suppliers bring new products to market at a faster pace, with lower development efforts and lower project costs than ever before.
Vanderbilt, a provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announces the release of the latest version of ACT Enterprise. The new updates to the access control software were previewed at the IFSEC tradeshow in London in June and received a wave of positive feedback from visitors. These new features include integration with Vanderbilt’s award-winning SPC intrusion system, a rules mapping engine, and a smartphone app. Outlining the versatility of the new ACT Enterprise feature set, Ross Wilks, Vanderbilt’s Head of Marketing Communications, starts off: “Our Apple and Android compatible apps mean real-time monitoring, user management and administration from your smartphone. You can enable and disable alarms, lock and unlock doors, authorise users and check who’s in and who’s out – wherever you are. Security has never been more convenient, and you’ve never been more in control.” Integration is a key priority, with significant focus placed on enhancing Vanderbilt’s functionality and reach in the market" Significant focus The ability to integrate with SPC further highlights the depth that the new feature set brings to the product’s strength. “Integration is a key priority, with significant focus placed on enhancing Vanderbilt’s functionality and reach in the market. As such, Vanderbilt’s SPC intrusion system now interfaces into the Vanderbilt ACT system,” outlines Andrew Fulton, Head of Access Control Product Line at the company. “Now on one screen you can have high-quality graphical maps showing all access and alarm points from both systems and you can control all devices with the click of a button,” summarises Fulton. Intrusion system events One of the key features is the ease-of-use and simplicity of ACT Enterprise’s rules mapping to enable advanced configurations of triggers. These can be actioned on events such as system input and output change, and card swipe outcomes across the access control system as well as other elements of an integrated system such as intrusion system events. The ACT Enterprise rules mapping engine offers the customer an intuitive method to create rules based on access control events and Boolean logic" “The ACT Enterprise rules mapping engine offers the customer an intuitive method to create rules based on access control events and Boolean logic,” states Michael Moyna, Technical Product Marketing Manager at Vanderbilt. “It does this by permitting the creation of logical relationships between system elements through a drag-and-drop interface.” Rules mapping engine “For the end user,” explains Moyna, “the addition of rules mapping ensures that system interactions can be seamlessly introduced on a system-wide basis, thereby enabling a higher level of added value to be realised, both for security and business-based functionalities,” he concludes. The ACT Enterprise rules mapping engine ensures intuitive, easy-to-use I/O management for trigger detection with compatible devices. These devices are usually attached to a door or an automated electrical that closes the circuit on the I/O unit. When this circuit is closed, an alarm is sent over the network and that is captured by ACT Enterprise. ACT Enterprise will be featured at Security Essen 2018, Sept. 25-28, in Essen, Germany, in Hall 6, Stand 6D90
Hikvision, global provider of innovative security products and solutions, has introduced a new range of intrusion alarm solutions to the security market. Combining Hikvision’s vision and world-class capabilities with over 30 years of Pyronix’ intrusion expertise, the new range of alarm solutions supplies professional installers with innovative and reliable security systems for every requirement. Hikvision intrusion alarm solutions With sleek, stylish and discreet designs, the extensive range provides advanced alarm solutions which support all market segments, including residential, commercial and industrial applications. Compatible with the entire Hikvision video portfolio, the range integrates via iVMS and the Hik-Connect smart device application, with Cloud connectivity as standard. This new and innovative combination offers highly reliable and proven alarm and video capabilities, alongside full remote control and monitoring with IVaaS (Intruder Verification as a Service) for video verification of events. Intrusion-video surveillance tech synergy A synergy of intrusion and surveillance technologies enables end users to arm, disarm, view, record and interact with their security via one platform A synergy of intrusion and surveillance technologies enables end users to arm, disarm, view, record and interact with their security like never before via one platform; helping security professionals target new market applications to grow and maximise their business potential. “We are extremely pleased to deliver the next generation of fully integrated, one-platform alarm solutions that fuse world-leading innovation and proven intrusion technologies,” said Jiang Feng Zhi, Head of Hikvision’s alarm division. He continues: “A big advantage of the new Hikvision alarm range, is that it provides intrusion and video technologies that have been developed and designed to work in perfect harmony, to deliver market leading advantages and performance to our partners globally.” iVMS and Hikvision-Connect smart devices “By delivering one-platform systems via our iVMS and Hik-Connect software and apps, we are maximising the value and effectiveness of security systems to both installers and end users, through feature-rich and innovative products.” Comprising both wireless and wired systems, each support multiple communication paths to enhance flexibility and security. These can then be fitted with the extensive portfolio of wireless and wired Hikvision peripherals, to deliver security and life safety solutions across multiple markets.
Hikvision, a global provider of innovative security products and solutions, released news of the latest product range to hit its portfolio, the AXHub intruder alarm system. AXHub intruder alarm system Part of the Hikvision AX-Series, the brand-new wireless system caters to residential and small commercial applications by seamlessly connecting security and video on one-platform. “Hikvision is pioneering the one-platform revolution for security systems that enables HD video verification of events, remote control to arm and disarm the alarm, as well as the ability to switch between alarm system and video like never before,” said Jiang Feng Zhi, Head of Hikvision’s alarms division. Integration is at the core of the AXHub, utilising Cloud technology to combine intrusion and video like never before Video verification This advanced synergy of technologies is delivered in a small, compact and discreet panel that delivers multi-configuration methods, full control and setup via Hik-Connect smart device application and iVMS as well as video verification through revolutionary Intruder Verification as a Service (IVaaS). Integration is at the core of the AXHub, utilising Cloud technology to combine intrusion and video like never before. IVaaS Where other video verification methods on the market are reliant on sending low-quality static imagery to confirm events, IVaaS links previously separate video and intruder systems to one platform, providing a 7 second clip in the event of an alarm; 5 seconds pre-alarm, and 2 seconds post alarm. To achieve this, there are two options; via the cloud, or innovatively connecting up to two cameras directly to the AXHub for on-board video verification. Hikvision’s video and intrusion systems Hikvision’s video and intrusion systems seamlessly deliver video footage directly to the user through Hik-Connect or iVMS This enables Hikvision’s video and intrusion systems to seamlessly deliver video footage directly to the user through Hik-Connect or iVMS, or directly to a Central Monitoring Station (CMS). By delivering video to users or a CMS via email, smart device and desktop applications, they can switch to Full-HD live streams to verify action that can be taken much faster and more reliably in the event of an activation. Hik-Connect compatibility also allows full control of the system from anywhere; enabling users to remotely arm, disarm and monitor, as well as check history and receive push notifications of any events. Video and intruder systems “When one manufacturer provides the components for each part of the system, we don’t need to try and make things work together; we aren’t ‘integrating’ systems,” said Jiang. He continues: “The video and intruder systems are designed to work seamlessly with each other, and this is what we have achieved in the AXHub.” Compatible with any Hikvision video or intrusion device, this allows the ideal security solution to be fitted every time; covering every vantage point.
Dortronics continues to enhance its portfolio of smart door interlock and mantrap solutions with their highly versatile and economical 4800 Series Intelligent Interlock Controllers and 4900 Series PLC Mantrap Controllers, which are both prominently featured in the company’s new exhibit at GSX 2018 (booth #714). Door interlocking solutions Our enhanced line of door interlock and mantrap controllers are designed with the latest features and capabilities" “We are continuing to see heightened interest in door interlocking solutions for implementation across a wide range of vertical markets as end-users look for more efficient and cost-effective ways to protect people, property and assets,” said Bryan Sanderford, National Sales Manager, Dortronics Systems, Inc. “Our enhanced line of door interlock and mantrap controllers are designed with the latest features and capabilities that our reseller partners in the field need, and we will continue to listen to their invaluable input to build products that meet their customers’ door control needs.” The 4800 Series Door Interlock Controller accommodates up to five doors, including doors with automatic openers. The unit features adjustable timers for propped door time, panic release unlock time, and unlock pause time for REX unlock time. Additional features include 12 inputs for door status, request for access, interlock override and emergency unlock. The unit features PLC logic that allows only one of multiple interlocked doors to be unsecured at a timeThe unit’s 17 outputs control door locks (fail-safe or fail-secure), traffic lights and mirror door status with alarm outputs. Additional features include a watchdog circuit to monitor operation, LED input/output status indication and voltage spike/surge protection. The 4800 Series is available as a controller board only or with a 4-amp power supply. 4900 Series PLC Mantrap Controllers The 4900 Series 4900 PLC Mantrap features 12/24V selectable outputs for increased scalability and higher cost-efficiency in large installations with multiple door locks and alarm devices. This highly versatile off-the-shelf mantrap solution is compatible with any access control system or guard station controls. The unit features PLC logic that allows only one of multiple interlocked doors to be unsecured at a time. Simultaneous requests for access or requests for access while any single door is open are denied maintaining the highest levels of security. Additional features include: single I/O module to handle 8-inputs and 8-outputs; selectable relays for 12 or 24 Volts; expandable to accommodate over 100 inputs and 100 outputs; and special programmed logic for custom solutions. Each output includes: wet/dry jumper; pluggable terminals; fuse protection; TVS kickback protection; and normally open or normally closed relay outputs.
Brazilian infrastructure company Companhia Energética de Pernambuco (CELPE) is the main supplier of electricity in the country’s Northeastern state of Pernambuco. Headquartered in the state capital Recife, one of the most important economic and urban hubs in the country, CELPE serves a population of more than 8,8 million inhabitants in the 184 municipalities of Pernambuco. As part of the Brazilian government’s commitment to clean energy, the CELPE grid also contains several hydropower plants at rivers across the state. Detecting and deterring power thefts Providing electricity to private customers and industrial clients in the expansive region requires a 136,762 kilometers distribution network and 4,386 kilometers of transmission lines. As critical parts of the power infrastructure, CELPE operates 240 substations across Pernambuco. But as most of these stations are located in remote areas, the last few years saw an alarming increase of vandalism and theft of expensive power cables. Looking to safeguard its vital infrastructure, CELPE needed an integrated security solution that achieved three goals: firstly, keep out criminals and alert police upon security breaches. Secondly, provide seamless access control for the 300 maintenance teams in the field. And thirdly, connect fire alarm, communications, and voice evacuation on an integrated system that allows for remote management from CELPE headquarters. Bosch video security and intrusion detection systems For video security, Bosch installed its AUTODOME IP starlight 7000 HD cameras, integrated via the Bosch Video Management System (BVMS) As a one-stop solutions provider, Bosch won the contract for equipping sixteen substations with video security systems, access control, communications, fire alarm and voice evacuation as well as intrusion alarm connected on the Building Integration System (BIS). For video security, Bosch installed its AUTODOME IP starlight 7000 HD cameras, integrated via the Bosch Video Management System (BVMS). The fire alarm revolves around smoke and heat detectors, while for voice alarm and evacuation, Plena Mixer Amplifiers are connected to driver loudspeakers. All systems and cameras are monitored by security personnel at the company’s control center in Recife. IP cameras with built-in video analytics For added security, selected cameras feature built-in video analytics to automatically set off intruder alarms and alert authorities. The system also fulfills the key customer requirement for remote management via the management system BIS (Building Integration System), including administration of user credentials and access rights for the 300 maintenance teams serving various substation sites. Successfully installed at sixteen stations in Pernambuco, the Bosch solution has proven to be an asset for CELPE and its personnel. Aside from safeguarding valuable infrastructure against criminals, the system has also streamlined communications among the service teams in the region by including elements such as conferencing and automatic alerts for fires and intrusions through a messenger system. The remote management of user access rights at the substations has enhanced the overall service level and prevented security breaches. Satisfied with the end-to-end solution, CELPE has now commissioned Bosch to equip approximately 240 electrical substations over the next years.
AxxonSoft technology speaks to product simplicity, ease-of-use and advanced functionality during the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Within the framework of preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, AxxonSoft's tech support customised settings on more than 1,350 video channels at 3 stadiums and at a central monitoring station to meet the Ministry of Internal Affairs' needs through a centralised monitoring system. AxxonSoft, in collaboration with this global high calibre event, launched this state-of-the-art technology system within just 1 month, utilising team members to rollout. Videos were streamed from stadiums and surrounding territories, fan zones, and other locations deemed critical from the point of security Situational video analytics AxxonSoft's Intellect software managed a total of 960 video surveillance channels at Samara Arena, Mordovia Arena, and RZD Arena — the latter of which was used as a training base for referees. 250 of those channels employed AxxonSoft's situational video analytics to monitor the stadiums, 41 license plate recognition channels to monitor vehicle traffic, and 9 facial recognition channels to monitor for individuals prohibited from accessing the stadiums. Video monitoring was also integrated with access control, fire and security alarm systems. The Ministry of Internal Affairs' central monitoring station, powered by AxxonSoft's Intellect PSIM platform, pooled over 390 video channels from all 11 World Cup host cities with video feeds displayed on an interactive map. Videos were streamed from stadiums and surrounding territories, fan zones, and other locations deemed critical from the point of security for participants and guests of the World Cup. Integrated access control software The World Cup stadium security project included requests to integrate access control software, as well as develop a screen manager to adaptably manage camera layout and the video wall. These functions were successfully implemented at the World Cup stadiums and will be incorporated in Intellect 4.11.0. Over 9,000 Intellect-powered video surveillance cameras were used to monitor the security of over 2 million spectators The Intellect PSIM platform was employed in various areas of 10 out of the 12 stadiums where 49 World Cup matches were played. Over 9,000 Intellect-powered video surveillance cameras were used to monitor the security of over 2 million spectators who attended the games. AxxonSoft software was also widely used at training camps, fan zones, transportation infrastructure, and other sites where teams and fans arrived and moved around the country. Advanced stadium security technology “The team at AxxonSoft were really excited to be part of a project of this calibre. We were able to demonstrate product simplicity, ease-of-use and advanced functionality through our stadium security technology. The FIFA World Cup was a great success in Russia and just proves how we can work together with top agencies and companies to provide a safe environment for all,” says Global Marketing Director for AxxonSoft, Colleen Glaeser. FIFA president Gianni Infantino called the 2018 World Cup the best in its history. In addition to commenting on match attendance and television viewership numbers, Infantino gave high praise to the quality of infrastructure and security.
Located in the Northern Italian town of La Spezia, the Biblioteca Civica Pietro Mario Beghi is a state-of-the-art public library with an extensive collection of books and media across three floors. The 1,560-square meter facility with its bright, modern interior architecture was completed in April 2017 in a historic building remodeled by the architect’s firm 5+1AA. It continues the region’s long literary tradition: The harbor town is situated on the “Golfo dei Poeti” (meaning “Poet’s Golf”), named for the many writers and poets who have lauded the coastal area throughout history. EN 54 fire detection and alarm system standard Aside from a self-service book lending station, a child reading room and a 72-seat auditorium, the Beghi library is also home to the La Spezia Institute for the History of the Resistance and the Contemporary Age. With so many valuable books and original documents under one roof, end-to-end fire protection according to the high demands of the European Union’s EN 54 fire detection and fire alarm system standard – plus demands by the local fire brigade – was a prime requisite from the start. Choosing a fire alarm and evacuation solution for the library in an open tender, the municipality of La Spezia had an open ear when local system integrator Bagnone SNC proposed a comprehensive solution: An interface between a high-end fire alarm system and evacuation system delivered by Bosch as the single provider. Convincing the officials, the Bosch system could be installed discretely without disturbing the library’s upscale interior design. Addressable Fire Panel 1200 Series The comprehensive solution enables automated alarm messages and public addresses over wall-mounted speakers After receiving the contract, Bagnone SNC installed the Addressable Fire Panel 1200 Series from Bosch interfaced via a serial connection with the Plena Voice Alarm System, supporting also multi-stage evacuation. The comprehensive solution enables automated alarm messages and public addresses over wall-mounted speakers from Bosch that match the library’s color palette. The system accurately detects fires via automatic optical fire detectors and three beam smoke detectors strategically placed across the building. Alarms can also be triggered via manual call points, while in the case of an emergency, pre-recorded messages, sounders and strobes direct building occupants to safety. As a result of the interfaced solution, the Biblioteca Civica Pietro Mario Beghi benefits from highly accurate fire detection and efficient evacuation in an aesthetically pleasing package from Bosch as the single provider. “Our expectations have been exceeded in a major way. Everything went as planned from both a technical and a management point of view,” said Claudio Canneti, Technical Public Works Manager, La Spezia Municipality.
As prime targets for criminals, banks have always faced major security challenges. But today, when banks are pressed to increase revenues, improve operational efficiency, and mitigate risk, defending against security threats is increasingly expensive. Two key drivers in the banking sector are customer trust and operational efficiency. Both are significantly strengthened by a quality integrated ‘smart’ banking security solution. Smart banking security solution A robust security strategy is of the highest priority and is usually embedded within the bank’s Risk Management Plan. This enables banks to manage operational risk and compliance demands. The modern approach to bank security design incorporates IT, Channel Management and Identity and Access Management systems into one solution. At the heart of Vanderbilt, systems are compliance with some of the highest industry and regulatory standards. These systems impact all bank functions and help deliver greater trust, operational efficiencies, and excellent customer experience. Vanderbilt video surveillance Vanderbilt can provide live video surveillance that continuously monitors and provides quality images should a suspicious event need to be investigated In the bank’s self-service area, Vanderbilt can provide live video surveillance that continuously monitors and provides quality images should a suspicious event need to be investigated. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt’s Seismic detectors protect ATM's 24/7. These detectors give immediate and reliable alerts of attacks on the enclosure, but unlike other detectors, do not register false alarms triggered by passing traffic or the vibrations of the ATM itself. Seismic detectors and interlocking Electronic security measures are also used in other banking situations – for example, when a customer claims he tried to withdraw cash from an ATM and was issued a receipt, but no cash – the bank can check with a specialised data department to ascertain whether the money was deducted from the customer’s account. When a staff member unlocks the vault, the door to the secured area simultaneously locks Unique codes grant workers who fill ATMs access to secured areas and the ability to unlock ATM's. The worker's code over-rides any ‘delayed unlock function,' so he can immediately access the ATM and fill it. There are set time limits for the work to be done. The ATM buzzes for a pre-determined time before the machine is due to auto-lock. If the worker needs more time, he can delay this. Once the job is done – the ATM automatically locks. Another example of bank security involves interlocking. When a staff member unlocks the vault, the door to the secured area simultaneously locks. This prevents anyone else from gaining entry until the vault is once again locked. This ensures the safety of staff members and the security of vault contents. Electronic security There are many layers of electronic security protecting the bank. If the manager arrives early, he uses his card to gain access to the branch office and a PIN to disarm the alarm. His code disables the office and secure area, but the ATM's, vaults and safe deposit boxes remain armed. A Central Monitoring Station is alerted to the early entry. They need to know whether the entry is routine or under duress. The monitoring station views the manager on live video as he executes a pre-determined security procedure and until he hits an ‘All is OK' button. If there is a problem – the manager can send a silent ‘Duress Alarm' rather than the ‘All is OK.' The Monitoring Station can listen in – and if necessary can call the police. Security in banking is an essential issue. It requires thoughtful attention and procedure while allowing room for agility, adaptability, and dependability – flagship traits of the Vanderbilt brand. Banks wish to operate in an open and friendly layout while ultimately safeguarding their customers, staff, and assets. Vanderbilt's solutions respond to these expectations and enable active safeguarding foundations to be laid.
3xLOGIC, Inc., a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, announced that Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. (parent of Panda Express, Panda Inn, and Hibachi-San) has completed deployment of 3xLOGIC’s VIGIL Trends Business Intelligence software to all of its North American locations. Interface Security Systems, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is the integrator and overall project manager for this ambitious endeavour. Panda Express is the largest family-owned restaurant in America, with more than 2,000 stores globally, 35,000 associates and $3 billion in sales. Since it was established in 1983, Panda has steadily grown with roughly 125 stores opening each year. Privately owned and operated, the restaurant is guided by the core values of its co-founders and co-CEO, Andrew and Peggy Cherng and is dedicated to developing its team members and giving back to the community. As of today, Trends is deployed at 1,960 locations and has been integrated with existing Interface video surveillance and alarm systems Business intelligence solution “As an industry leader, Panda Express’s culture sets an expectation of best-in-class results,” explained Lyle Forcum, executive director of asset protection at Panda Express. “Accordingly, we needed a state-of-the-art business intelligence solution to provide us with truly actionable information. Intelligence we can act on is central to Panda’s business strategy, which focuses on meeting high standards through continuous operational improvement.” Starting in August 2017, 3xLOGIC and Interface Systems worked with Panda Express to customise Trends to meet the company’s unique, comprehensive needs. Interface began system deployment in QI 2018 with the first location going live in March 2018. As of today, Trends is deployed at 1,960 locations and has been integrated with existing Interface video surveillance and alarm systems. Integration with intrusion and video systems “It was impressive that we were able to integrate Trends so seamlessly with existing intrusion and video systems,” said Sean Foley, senior vice president of national accounts at Interface Systems, “and the entire solution was rolled out without a single technician visiting any store.” Unlike many retail BI implementations, the focus at Panda Restaurant Group is not solely on loss prevention, but also on tracking and improving all operations at every store. Here are some of the key elements of store operations that Trends enables Panda to monitor, track, and improve: Trends provides intrusion data, which shows when stores are opened and closed, deliveries are made, and whether the store is being remotely armed and disarmed People Development. To set its people up for success, store managers are able to review all transactional behaviour and address opportunity areas with employees within two days. Comparing Store Performance. The store managers’ Trends dashboard shows very clearly how the restaurant is performing compared to other stores in the region and to their prior month’s performance. Optimising Store Efficiency. Trends visually displays how many people are working per hour, what job they are facilitating, and the revenue generated per hour. Monitoring Intrusion Data. Trends provides intrusion data, which shows in a very simple display when stores are opened and closed, deliveries are made, cleaning is done, and whether the store is being remotely armed and disarmed. Tracking Cash. Panda Express can track currency, how much is in the safe and when it was last counted, as well as petty cash spend along with scanned receipts for purchases. Custom Dashboards. The system provides an array of dashboards for all levels in the organisation that give an at-a-glance or drilled-down overview of an employee’s priorities and responsibilities. “At Panda, safety and loss prevention are key priorities in executing great operations,” said Lyle Forcum, executive director of asset protection at Panda Express. “We worked with 3xLOGIC and Interface for over a year to implement a highly-customised solution to meet these priorities. Now, we have a cutting-edge tool deployed across the entire enterprise that we can all be proud of.”
Property is one of the biggest targets for crime in the UK, especially open land. There are thousands of acres worth of property across the UK which aren’t effectively secured, as a result of which they have become hot-beds for crime, anti-social behaviour, and not least fly-tipping. Security therefore must be a top priority for property owners, too many of whom tend to favour traditional methods such as fencing or hiring security guards. But, these methods come with a premium budget, with manned security running at a cost typically of some £300 per day. Nor is it possible to guarantee that every inch of a property is monitored. An increasingly adopted solution is Ad Hoc Property Management’s Smart Tower Security System and Smart Alarm System. Ad Hoc’s Smart Camera Security Tower sits six metres tall with a 36x optical zoom magnifying distances of up to 150 yards Ad Hoc Smart Camera Security Haringey Council contacted Ad Hoc Property Management after one of its industrial sites, Rosebery Industrial Estate in London, was repeatedly being targeted by fly-tippers over the course of many years. Every time the property was dumped with waste, it was costing the council hundreds of pounds to have their waste contractor called out to clean-up. By November 2017, they had expensed literally hundreds of thousands of pounds. By the end of the month the first Ad Hoc Smart Camera Security Tower was deployed, since then costs and incidents have plummeted. In fact, there have been no major incidents and local residents and tenants alike are delighted, welcoming the improved local environment. Ad Hoc’s Smart Camera Security Tower sits six metres tall with a 36x optical zoom magnifying distances of up to 150 yards, and a 12x digital zoom to enhance optical performance. Using state-of-the-art SMART technology (the same technology used in monitoring US Defence Centre, The Pentagon), the tower boasts a 360 degree camera which can be programmed to move zones at set intervals for 24/7 monitoring. Utilising wireless technology, the camera is able to filter large objects from those that are small, ensuring the alarm is only triggered when there is a clear threat. Ad Hoc’s Smart Cameras have been deployed successfully by numerous property owners around the UK" Ad Hoc's property security solutions “Open land is one of the biggest targets for waste dumping, but it doesn’t have to be. Ad Hoc’s Smart Cameras have been deployed successfully by numerous property owners around the UK, preventing anti-social behaviour and, more importantly, reducing opportunity for property-related crime,” said Darren Tubb, General Manager, Ad Hoc Security UK Limited. Land owners aren’t the only ones who can benefit from Ad Hoc’s security solutions; property owners of retail spaces, industrial buildings and homes who traditionally look at hiring in security guards, can benefit too, deterring fly-tipping and other anti-social crimes. As it stands, if a property is fly-tipped and no one is caught, it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove the waste legally at their own expense, which means hiring in a company licensed to remove these materials. However, as more property owners become aware of the technology available to them through Ad Hoc, not just in protecting the property but in helping police to identify the culprits, we could see property damage and fly-tipping become a thing of the past.