Security monitoring system

SecuriThings’ Two-Click Deployment enables organisations to protect IP cameras against cyber-threats

SecuriThings, provider in IoT security, unveiled a new capability that enables system integrators to rapidly deploy the SecuriThings solution onto operating IP cameras for immediate monitoring and remediation. Using common video management software (VMS), SecuriThings agents are quickly uploaded to existing video surveillance deployments, with no additional configuration necessary. IP cameras are crucial components of any physical security or safe city deployment. However, these devices are vul...

The benefits and challenges of in-camera audio analytics for surveillance solutions

Audio is often overlooked in the security and video surveillance industry. There are some intercom installations where audio plays a key role, but it’s not typically thought about when it comes to security and event management. Audio takes a back seat in many security systems because audio captured from a surveillance camera can have a different impact on the privacy of those being monitored. Audio surveillance is therefore subject to strict laws that vary from state to state. Many state...

Integration of surveillance and video management solutions for safer cities

A deep native integration of Bosch cameras with software from ISS proactively catalyses the best in security and surveillance, while providing advanced intelligent video tools. ISS SecurOS provides intelligent enterprise video management solutions with emphasis on providing scalability and flexibility to meet the customer’s needs. Deeply integrating built-in video analytics from Bosch cameras improves operator efficiency and situational awareness to manage complex environments. ISS Secu...

IDIS to launch ruggedised mobile network video recorders for transportation sector at IFSEC 2018

Ruggedized mobile network video recorders (NVRs) will be introduced by IDIS for reliable, high definition recording in the transportation sector on the company’s stand C-140 at this year’s IFSEC International. The DR-6308PM and DR-6361PSM recorders are ideal for use in public transport and other applications where interior and exterior vehicle activity needs to be captured in dependable, high resolution. Featuring a durable, anti-shock and anti-vibration design (U.S. military MIL-ST...

Moxa launches EDS-P506E-4PoE series switches to power IP video surveillance cameras in harsh environments

To construct flexible and cost-effective IP video surveillance systems, integrators often take advantage of Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches, especially in outdoor locations. The challenge lies in ensuring that PoE switches can provide high power output and sufficient network bandwidth while remaining highly available and reliable, even when operating in conditions of extreme temperatures, harsh environments, high environmental noise, and potential cybersecurity risks. To meet this challenge,...

Hanwha Techwin demonstrates maritime security solutions at Korea International Boat Show 2018

Hanwha Techwin participated in the ‘Korea International Boat Show 2018’ from May 24th-27th at KINTEX in Goyang, South Korea. One of Asia’s top three boat shows, the 11th edition of the grand event was the largest in scale in the show’s history. Hanwha Techwin, the sole global security company to participate in the exhibition, is Korea’s eminent video surveillance company and a global leader in the sector. With the rise of the marine leisure industry, Hanwha Techwi...

Round table discussions

Is the security industry shifting toward end-to-end solutions?

Products are the building blocks of systems and solutions. How those products are combined, and where the integration happens, is a variable in the physical security market. Before the advent of open systems, a single manufacturer typically combined his own products, using proprietary connections, into end-to-end solutions for customers. Open systems undermined that paradigm to some degree and made it possible for customers to pick and choose products from multiple manufacturers to be integrated...

How many megapixels are enough in video surveillance?

Higher pixel count is better. It’s a basic tenet of the video surveillance market, or at least it is the implication as manufacturers continue to tout their latest products offering ever-higher pixel counts. But the reality is more nuanced, as our Expert Panel Roundtable panelists explain this week. Pixel count shouldn’t be seen as an end unto itself, but rather as a factor in determining what camera is applicable to which application. Pixel count is just one factor of several to con...

Securing churches and places of worship - balancing openness and protection

An eruption of violence at a church in Charleston, S.C., this June has increased awareness of the potential for such incidents at our houses of worship. On June 17 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in downtown Charleston, a 21-year-old attacker wielding a Glock 41 .45-caliber handgun took the lives of nine people. But it was far from the first security breach at a house of worship. In fact, since 1999, more than 500 people have died a violent death on church or faith-based prop...