Dahua Technology, a video surveillance solutions provider, announces two new additions to its eco-friendly patented enhanced Power over Ethernet (ePoE) product family. The DH-IPC-HFW4239TN-ASE 2MP Fixed Bullet and the DH-IPC-HDBW4239RN-ASE 2MP Fixed Dome are the latest offerings in the industry’s most flexible line of devices, enabling extended long-range transmissions and allowing for the interchangeability of devices regardless of infrastructure. Dahua Night Color Technology cameras use...
Paxton, the global brand of electronic access control and video intercom systems has announced that its cloud-based access control solution, Paxton BLU now integrates with Ivideon, a cloud-based video surveillance company. The integration between Paxton BLU and Ivideon allows dealers to provide their customers with a powerful and flexible security solution. The two combined offer centralised management, video verification of access events, and increased system functionality. Users can log into...
When a child goes missing in a large, crowded mall, we have a panicking mom asking for help from the staff, at least a dozen cameras in the area, and assuming the child has gone missing for only 15 minutes, about 3 hours’ worth of video to look through to find the child. Typical security staff response would be to monitor the video wall while reviewing the footage and making a verbal announcement throughout the mall so the staff can keep an eye out for her. There is no telling how long it...
D-Link has unveiled its first 100% wire-free camera kit, the mydlink Pro Wire-Free Camera Kit (DCS-2802KT-EU), offering customers a flexible full home surveillance experience, without the inconvenience of needing to drill holes for cables or place cameras near a power source. Powered by high capacity lithium batteries which allow months of operation without the need to recharge, the cameras can be placed virtually anywhere one might need them. The cameras feature 1080p Full HD video and built-i...
Honeywell will showcase Connected Buildings technologies that aim to minimise response times and eliminate human delays in critical situations at the Global Exchange Security Conference and Expo (GSX) in Las Vegas 2018. The company will demonstrate products that help commercial buildings detect threats early, respond to incidents faster, centralise decision making, and allow management from anywhere. These solutions are part of Honeywell’s Connected Buildings portfolio designed to turn bui...
In a move to expand the reach of in-depth locally based technical and sales support, 360 Vision Technology, the UK-based CCTV manufacturing company, is delighted to announce that it has appointed Pascal Wojciechowski to the role of Business Development Manager for France. Vast experience in integrated solutions Bringing a wealth of high-performance visual imaging experience to his new role, Pascal will be supporting customers across France and French-speaking countries, including Belgium, Swit...
Hikvision USA Inc., the global supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, will showcase new technology and its extensive integration capabilities at the GSX 2018. Central Management System To highlight unique features and demonstrate how products can be combined to address the specific needs of end users, HikCentral—Hikvision's Central Management System (CMS)—will be the centerpiece of the Hikvision showroom. "End users and integrators come to GSX to figure out how to solve security problems and run businesses more efficiently. For integrators, building a solution that addresses customers' specific pain points has never been easier," said Eric Chen, general manager, Hikvision North America. "Our video wall display will provide a live demo including remote monitoring outside of the conference centre, showing how HikCentral provides a totally integrated solution for all Hikvision and partner products." TurboHD 4.0 cameras Well suited for complex projects in a variety of vertical markets, HikCentral is easy to use and configure. New products in several categories will be on display including: Value Express Series entry level IP and Turbo cameras, access control with UL294 certification, residential two-wire intercom and multiple PanoVu cameras including the new 32 MP 180° Panoramic, PanoVu 180°/360° IR PTZ, and PanoVu mini cameras. TurboHD 4.0 cameras enhanced with power-over-coax (PoC), panoramic view camera, and higher 5MP/8MP image resolution will be showcased, along with Hikvision's PTZs, ranging from 1” or 2.5” mini DE series to the advanced DF series. In addition to cameras, Hikvision’s access control product line will be demoed with HikCentral. The Hikvision showroom is located at the Westgate Las Vegas Pavilion #9 and will be open during exhibit hall hours.
Soliton Systems K.K, a Japanese technology company specialising in IT security and mobile surveillance products, has successfully completed the certification of the Zao-S with Milestone’s XProtect video management platform. Mobile video transmission Utilised on a global stage with many law enforcement, first responder and emergency services, Soliton Systems manufactures the “Smart-telecaster Zao-S”, that allows instant encrypted video live streaming from remote mobile situations such as body worn actions cams, police surveillance vehicles, drones, helicopters and in some cases live streaming from dogs. This is achievable by the miniature device utilising multiple 4G connections simultaneously to live stream video reliably back to a command centre. The Zao-S, a lightweight yet powerful HEVC (H.265) mobile video transmission device, is used by many global law enforcement agencies The Zao-S, a lightweight yet powerful HEVC (H.265) mobile video transmission device, is used by many global law enforcement agencies and other public safety agencies to live stream for a variety of different applications such as public event surveillance, security, covert operations or live streaming from a body worn camera during police operations. In conjunction with Milestone’s XProtect VMS, it can be used to live stream high quality video that can then be displayed in real-time and recorded in the VMS environment with low latency and in full HD quality. XProtect VMS platform In addition to the Zao-S, Soliton have developed the “Zao Media Gateway” that is a receiving platform to recreate the H.265 stream from the multi-linked mobile networks and create IP video streams which for XProtect would be the H265/ONVIF over RTSP. The Zao Media Gateway can be operated in the cloud or in a customer’s own network (on-premises) and is used to stream to the VMS platform, or it can live stream to any destination in the world as required including laptops, tablets and smartphones. Regarding this partnership, Henrik Sydbo Hansen, Group Manager, Devices & Integrations commented as follows: “We are dedicated to working with partners in order to give our joint customers the perfect solution. At the same time, we are delighted to expand our mobile solutions portfolio with a partner like Soliton.” Surveillance cameras The Zao-S can be used with many off-the-shelf action cameras or surveillance cameras that supports HDMI or SDI The Zao-S can be used with many off-the-shelf action cameras or surveillance cameras that supports HDMI or SDI to live stream in full HD, with a latency typically of between 500ms to 1 second from the remote camera to the XProtect VMS back at a command centre. Henrik Sydbo Hansen continues: “We see a rapidly raising interest for highly mobile solutions, and the open platform approach in XProtect, means that we can present more and more partners meeting this demand.” Official support begun end of August 2018 when the Soliton solution was included in Milestones XProtect device pack version 9.9.
Videotec is launching NVX, an IP Full HD super low-light camera with high corrosion resistance. This camera incorporates the DELUX imaging and encoding technology for recording incredibly clear colour video day or night. Its extremely sensitive light sensor works with the DELUX technology to provide high colour rendering and maximum noise reduction in very low light conditions of 0.006 lux, or 0.0006 lux in black and white. Full HD video streams Video images can be transmitted via network with H.264/AVC, MPEG4, MJPEG or JPEG compression, and it’s possible to have up to 3 simultaneous and independent Full HD video streams. NVX has exceptional corrosion resistance, a wide operational temperature range and IP66/IP67/IP68/IP69 protection The NVX external housing is made entirely from AISI316L stainless steel and has a compact and lightweight design that, along with the rapid connectors, helps installation and maintenance. The wiper and the modular bracket for wall/ceiling/parapet mounting come as standard features. Corrosion resistance NVX has exceptional corrosion resistance, a wide operational temperature range and IP66/IP67/IP68/IP69 protection. NVX is designed to perform perfectly in the sea and rail sectors, motorway tunnels and industrial applications – such as the food industry. Discover the new NVX at SECURITY Essen on Booth 5G40 from 25th-28th September 2018.
Axis Communications has continued to listen to industry needs and announces two new camera models for corner-mount usage, with specific design features to meet particular use cases. The AXIS P9106-V Network Camera Brushed Steel model has a design that is perfect for blending into the aesthetic in elevators, whereas the AXIS P9106-V Network Camera White model is ligature-resistant (also known as anti-ligature), ideal for, among others, the healthcare sector. The 3 MP cameras are specially designed for out-of-the-box optimised corner-to-corner coverage. They can cover up to 130 degrees horizontally and 95 degrees vertically, without blind spots. Overcoming challenges “For niche applications such as surveillance in elevators, interview rooms, and psychiatric wards, our clients face very specific challenges and seek to achieve specific benefits that are not commonly addressed by standard products available in the market” said Michael Chen, Global Product Manager at Axis Communications. Network audio can be added by pairing AXIS P9106-V with AXIS T6112 Audio and I/O Interface and its portcast technology, so it can also record dialogue “But thanks to our strong partnership network globally, we are able to work alongside system integrators and end-users to ensure our new cameras’ designs serve their needs and exceed their expectations in aesthetics, usability and durability. In our dedication to innovating and creating cameras for long-term use, we are proud to present these two new cameras that will help our clients utilise our technology in even more industries.” Recording dialogue with portcast technology The white ligature-resistant model eliminates the chances for vulnerable people, such as those in mental health care or police custody, to use the device for self-harm. Network audio can be added by pairing AXIS P9106-V with AXIS T6112 Audio and I/O Interface and its portcast technology, so it can also record dialogue, which is very useful in applications such as police interview rooms. Additionally, the camera can be re-painted to match any environment, decreasing the chances of it standing out and upsetting or irritating vulnerable persons. If the camera is defaced, its abrasion- and chemical-resistant front window is easy to clean with the help of detergents or simple graffiti remover. The brushed steel model is designed to blend in with elegant elevator environments, such as in high-class establishments in commercial environments. The camera benefits from no visible screws, adding to its elegant design feature. If the camera has been affected or targeted by vandalism, the durable front window is easy to clean or replace, as per the white model. IK10 and IP66 rated corner cameras Both models are IK10- and IP66-rated for protection against impact, dirt and water ingress Michael adds, “Specifically in the elevator application, customers expressed the cumbersome procedures involved if any camera maintenance would require access inside the elevator shaft. To address this, we have designed the camera to be fully accessible from inside the elevator, reducing maintenance time and costs, while keeping the camera compact and discreet, to blend into elegant spaces.” These new corner cameras are easy to install alone, thanks to innovative screw gaskets. They also come pre-focused, helping installers complete the set-up quickly and correctly, which decreases installation costs. Both models are IK10- and IP66-rated for protection against impact, dirt and water ingress. The hardened cameras are compatible with multiple connectivity options to allow installation in environments where infrastructure requirements are unique. Choose between: PoE, PoE over Coax, and PoE over 2-wire connections (separate connectivity devices required). The latter of these is common, e.g. in travelling cables along elevator shafts. The cameras will be available in Q4 2018 through Axis distribution channels.
In a proactive response to the increasing convergence of the physical security and professional A/V industries, XtraSales, Inc., a manufacturer’s representative serving the professional / commercial security sector, and On the Road Marketing, a professional A/V manufacturer’s representative firm serving manufacturers in the commercial Audio & Video industry, have announced a strategic alliance. Sophisticated security systems Demand for integrated and sophisticated security systems and professional A/V solutions are redefining how manufacturers go to markets and paving the way for stronger partnerships between security and professional A/V manufacturers to better serve the needs of clients. “Serving the needs of our security manufacturers has allowed us the honor of representing some of the most well-respected manufacturers in the security industry for over 20 years,” says Peggy Caruso, president of XtraSales, Inc. “We’re looking forward to extending that same commitment to the Pro A/V Industry.” Integrated security solutions The trend toward integrated security and professional A/V systems is a significant one, notes Mark Medling, Principal, On the Road Marketing. “We are proud to partner with XtraSales. Integrated solutions between our various manufacturers is a win-win for all, and further highlights how manufacturer’s reps continue to bring value and innovation to the industries they serve.”
Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi), the global provider of video analytics solutions, announced the launch of innoVi Enterprise, an innovative Deep Learning-powered video analytics software designed to meet the high-end security and safety needs of multiple vertical sectors. innoVi Enterprise includes a comprehensive suite of real-time detection rules as well as an autonomous real-time Anomaly Detection capability. Agent Vi’s breakthrough Anomaly Detection capability, which does not require any pre-definition or configuration by the operator, is a robust, continuously-learning capability that instantly alerts users to irregular incidents, particularly in complex scenarios or very large installations where implementation of standard detection rules is not applicable. Real-time automated detection innoVi Enterprise automatically detects and alerts to security and safety incidents in real-time, helping users to uncover otherwise hidden events Powered by Deep Learning technology, innoVi Enterprise boasts a highly accurate object classification methodology that learns to accurately classify and distinguish between various object types such as persons, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, buses and static objects. This powerful technology allows users to fine tune system alerts to very specific objects of interest and opens the door to much broader opportunities for implementation of video analytics, especially in large-scale outdoor surveillance installations. innoVi Enterprise eliminates the need for continuous human monitoring of surveillance cameras. It automatically detects and alerts to security and safety incidents in real-time, helping users to uncover otherwise hidden events, generate insights, and provide situational awareness to effectively manage incidents and enable effective responses, as events unfold. Connecting ONVIF/RTSP cameras innoVi Enterprise is a centrally managed software, available as an Agent Vi Hosted service or as a Customer Hosted (on-premise) solution, that is ideal for distributed and/or remote sites. The service is easy to setup and configure, is constantly updated and can scale from small to large, seamlessly. Any ONVIF/RTSP cameras can connect to innoVi via the innoVi Edge appliance which transforms any camera into an intelligent, video analytics-enabled device. Agent Vi will present innoVi Enterprise at booth #2251 (Axis) at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) conference, Las Vegas, NV, Sept. 25-27, 2018
The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is the first Ambulance Service to trial body worn video cameras in a scheme that launches this week. Approximately 40 of the Trust’s frontline staff will be trying out the use of body cameras in a bid to offer them greater support against the rise of incidents of violence and aggression. Alan Gallagher, Head of Risk, said: “The health, safety and welfare of our staff are of utmost importance. We want to take every precaution possible to ensure that our employees are safe whilst at work.” NEAS staff adorn body worn cameras “Our staff are reporting more incidents of this nature and we are working closely with the police and other partners to respond to those perpetrators with warning letters and, where necessary, criminal action. From previous reports, we know that most of these circumstances happen away from CCTV covered areas so using body worn video cameras will mean that our staff can record evidence of abuse or assaults when they happen, such as when they are in a residential property attending to a patient." We will continue to work on measures to reduce assaults and liaise with police colleagues" "This move is designed to help us bring more prosecutions against people who put our staff at risk and reduce the assaults and abuse they are currently facing in the line of their work. There really is nothing more disheartening than being hurt by someone that you’ve gone to help, particularly when they already work in such challenging circumstances.” Fighting crime “We will continue to work on measures to reduce assaults and liaise with police colleagues to ensure action is taken following any criminal acts against staff or the Trust. We encourage all valuable NHS colleagues not to tolerate such behaviour.” The number of reported physical assaults on NEAS staff has increased by 23% compared to last year. The numbers of addresses across the North East flagged for the potential caution or violence has also increased. This sits against a backdrop of more than 350 prosecutions that have been brought for attacks on ambulance staff over the last year nationally. The scale of the problem is believed to be much greater. Emergency workers’ safety This follows a new law that was recently introduced, the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill, in which individuals who assault, or attack emergency workers will face longer jail terms if found guilty. The Bill was designed to recognise the debt of gratitude the public feels towards emergency services, and for the courage, commitment and dedication they show every day in carrying out their duties. Footage will be admissible as evidence in the court of law utilising Edesix VideoManager software platform Mr. Gallagher continued, “We welcome anything that will help to deter people from abusing or assaulting our staff and we hope that by reporting incidents and providing credible evidence where we can, courts might be able to be much tougher when sentencing those found guilty of assaulting and threatening our staff, prosecuting those people to the full extent of the law.” Edesix VideoManager software Footage obtained in the event of an assault or abuse will be admissible as evidence in the court of law utilising the features available in the Edesix VideoManager software platform. It will only be used for the purposes of providing evidence to the Police in any enquiry intended for the health, safety and protection of staff. The tamper proof cameras, software and support for the three-month trial have been provided free by Edesix. Richie McBride, Chief Executive Officer of Edesix commented, "We're pleased to provide the North East Ambulance Service with our cameras to enhance the protection of staff and to deter any aggressive behaviour towards NEAS workers."
Recife’s urban trains system carries around 400 thousand passengers a day – it is the third largest railway operator in number of users in Brazil. To ensure a safe journey for passengers, it is imperative to increase the subway security with modern technologies and monitoring equipment. The main challenge was to adapt the technology to the specific conditions such as lighting, people flow and speed of a subway station while not interrupting the transportation service. Therefore, ease of operation, installation and high availability of the system were prerequisites for choosing the surveillance solution. Surveillance operation development With a contribution of BRL 61.5 million to invest in the improvements for the Pernambuco subway, Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos (Brazilian Urban Trains Company, CBTU) has started a recovery plan for stations, trains, electrical systems and permanent pathways last year. It then inaugurated a new phase of the surveillance operation with the acquisition of 1380 high-resolution cameras from Dahua Technology for the deployment of the surveillance system. The Dahua intelligent surveillance system with embedded video analytics monitors 52 places scattered all over the 71 km of the railway line The Dahua intelligent surveillance system with embedded video analytics monitors 52 places scattered all over the 71 km of the railway line at the capital and the metropolitan region. The project led by Grupo Avantia from the publication of the bidding contest until the installation combines four models of network cameras from Dahua: DH-IPC-HF5231EN-Z-S2; DH-IPC-HF5231EN-S2; DH-IPC-HDBW8231E-ZS2; and DH-SD65F230FN-H – all equipped with H.265 compression and video analytics. Efficient processing format These cameras work every day capturing and identifying images. With an amount of data that needs to be analysed daily, the H.265 video compression pattern, a format twice as efficient as its predecessor (H.264), is essential since it uses only 50% of the bandwidth, maintaining the same quality. The equipment using the main features of Dahua (H.265 compression, analytics, Starlight) has reinforced the security of the Central and Southern lines of the Pernambuco Subway and has allowed the operators to obtain detailed views of the subway operations, especially at peak hours or during tourist events, such as Carnival. Starlight surveillance solution Day and night, under difficult lighting conditions and even in points with extreme low light, Dahua exclusive Starlight cameras deliver sharp and colorful images to the surveillance center to guarantee the best performance in conditions of very low luminosity (0.005 Lux). Technology strengthens user protection in a general way, because it avoids intrusions into vital areas of operation, depredations or other occurrences that could hinder the passenger transportation. With video analytics, even if the video surveillance operator is not tracking the images of a specific camera, the system automatically identifies and alerts a detected movement in a restricted region, for example. In addition to the high technology, Dahua also provided professional technical support to guarantee the success of the installation process Professional technical support In addition to the high technology, Dahua also provided professional technical support to guarantee the success of the installation process, which did not hinder the operation of the subway. As revealed by Avantia’s Operational Director, Mr. Hamilton Valentin, “The partnership with CBTU has been very successful, due to the peculiarities of the implementation of the security system. It was a major deployment challenge, since all the systems of the stations were in full operation. It was a result of an outstanding team effort with the full support and partnership of the client, so that the implementation would occur in the best way possible and with minimal interventions in the subway system". With the help of Dahua network cameras, the coming and going of passengers from Central and Southern lines now have the protection of the security teams in multiple locations throughout the subway’s operation. The new video surveillance system was designed to operate in a centralised management, which differs completely from the previous single-management model. Thus, with this change, it became possible to take better advantage of the human resources of the security team at the 37 stations. Improved quality of service The whole system of Dahua video surveillance was thought to ensure not only the physical safety of each user, but also to avoid a common problem that causes a high impact to the quality of the service: vandalism. On some occasions, a window broken by a user can delay the routine of thousands of passengers. With the video surveillance cameras, it is possible to identify suspects, trigger the maintenance service in a more agile way and minimise the impact on the operation. The video footage of occurrences that happen inside the System of Urban Trains’ facilities can be shared with the Military Police which, if necessary, can conduct searches in the image database and use resources such as Zoom to capture details that help in the investigations. The operators themselves can alert the authorities depending on the incident. This is the first CBTU project, which also manages the urban rail transport in other Brazilian capitals, such as João Pessoa, Maceió, Natal and Belo Horizonte Smart video surveillance system This is the first CBTU project, which also manages the urban rail transport in other Brazilian capitals, such as João Pessoa, Maceió, Natal and Belo Horizonte. “With this case, Dahua Technology ratifies once again its expertise in projects for the public segment. The solution offered will enable the end client to have a fully smart video surveillance system that will provide optimal lighting in dark environments, 24h protection of restricted areas, occurrence alerts and high performance to operators. All this will focus on prevention and alerting possible situations that endanger the subway system as well as the security of its users", Fabio Lopes, Channel Sales Director of Dahua Technology Brasil. “The cameras are being installed and monitored centrally, in a control room. In the future, we intend to achieve a cost reduction for the company, since with the cameras we were able to reduce in local surveillance at some subway stations, but the great advantage will be seen in the safety of our passengers. The images help us identify crimes in the stations and send this information to the law enforcement. We are in the implementation phase and starting to operate with smart technology, the results have already started to be seen – we have already managed to identify and arrest suspects, forwarding them to the police. We are employing all efforts to train and hire new agents and I am sure we will achieve greater gains in the future”, commented Leonardo Villar Beltrão, CBTU Recife Superintendent. Minimal interventions for deployment “The partnership with CBTU has been very successful, due to the peculiarities of the implementation of a state of the art security system. It was a major deployment challenge, since all the systems of the stations were in full operation. It was a result of an outstanding team effort with the full support and partnership of the Client, so that the implementation would occur in the best way possible and with minimal interventions in the subway system", said Hamilton Valentin, Avantia’s Operational Director. “This project is of extreme importance to Spectra. We have been close to Avantia and Dahua Technology throughout the implementation process, providing them with all the necessary support in the delivery of solutions”, Reginaldo Mattos, Director of Spectra Systems.
Sonitrol, the provider of verified electronic security, announces the successful implementation of a Sonitrol TotalGuard system for 4EverReady Home Care, located in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. TotalGuard, innovated by 3xLOGIC, has alarm verification capabilities that detected an incident outside the premises, which led to a successful resolution of a potential false alarm situation. 4EverReady Home Care is a privately-owned home care agency based in Dayton, Ohio. The organisation is committed to providing clients with the highest quality care possible, while allowing them to maintain both freedom and independence in the comfort of their homes. Incident triggered alarm 4EverReady has two locations, in Cincinnati and Dayton. Late on a recent evening, surveillance video from inside the Cincinnati location showed a person standing outside the office when suddenly a car drove by the intersection. The person in the video made a hasty retreat from the building and crossed the street. What had happened? “We recognised the man in the video, he’s often in the neighbourhood and because our offices are all glass looking out to the street, we can observe him and others walking up and down the nearby sidewalks,” recounted Lisa Roberts-Rosser, Executive Consultant for 4EverReady. “Because this incident triggered an alarm from our system, Sonitrol of SW Ohio brought the video to my attention, I was the first person called. I knew the man in the video, and I’d never seen him move that fast.”Sonitrol operator was able to quickly determine that the offices were not in danger of a break-in, therefore, this was not an active alarm Area under protection The Sonitrol operator was able to play the video with the related audio to figure out that the passing car had actually fired (turned out later) a paintball gun at the man in front of 4EverReady’s offices, causing him to flee. More importantly, the Sonitrol operator was able to quickly determine that the offices were not in danger of a break-in. This incident occurred outside the area under protection; therefore, this was not an active alarm so no further action was necessary. “We installed the Sonitrol TotalGuard system back in April and our system’s two cameras give us all the visibility we need. Our office is essentially one big room and the cameras give views in the office and through the windows into the immediate neighbourhood,” Roberts-Rosser explained. Motion detection technologies In addition to video surveillance with video and audio alarm verification, the TotalGuard system includes glass break detection and motion detection technologies. 4EverReady has also installed a Sonitrol Cloud Access, which provides key fob entry through the office main entrance. Roberts-Rosser and any other staff with privileges can remotely arm and disarm the TotalGuard system with a smartphone through the available Sonitrol mobile app. “TotalGuard provides us complete alarm verification capability, and the mobile app definitely works well for us,” she explained. “If there is a time that someone has forgotten to arm the system upon exiting at the end of the day, I can arm the system from home or wherever I am.” Legitimate alarm situation 4EverReady has a consultant that uses the office space for meetings after hours, to prevent any interruption of the normal daily work flow. Roberts-Rosser can program the TotalGuard system from anywhere, at anytime, to grant the consultant access when it is needed. The sensitivity of our system is impressive, when it was first installed it was alarming because of loud music outside, cars backfiring, and other loud noises In addition to TotalGuard picking up an incident outside the area of protection, Roberts-Rosser said there has been a process to calibrate the system to be as effective as possible. “The sensitivity of our system is impressive, when it was first installed it was alarming because of loud music outside, cars backfiring, and other loud noises. Once a neighbourhood child pulled on the door while horseplaying around and that definitely caused an alarm. Working with Sonitrol, we’re able to verify all of these incidents to make sure we are only contacting the police when it’s a legitimate alarm situation.” Highly-effective system As is becoming abundantly clear in recent years, police forces are not unlimited resources. Sonitrol TotalGuard has proven to be a highly-effective system in cutting costly, even dangerous, false alarms. “TotalGuard is a technology package no other company is offering security customers, it is a genuine game changer, and this incident proves the technology goes above and beyond in protecting customer’s property, even if the action is well outside the area under surveillance,” said Alison Shiver, Marketing Manager, Sonitrol of SW Ohio.
Vicon Industries, Inc, designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, announces that its SN673V-B Cruiser PTZ Camera with 20X optical zoom and 1080p HD video has been deployed in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, as part of the Coastal Conservation League’s novel project, ‘The Pelicam.’ The Pelicam is a weather-resistant Vicon camera, mounted on a pole along with solar panels, battery back-up and a wireless transmission system, on an isolated strip of land within the harbor. Wray Lemke, Founder and Vice President of electronic and security services company Mount Pleasant Radio, volunteered his time to bring this project to fruition. Conservation league The Pelicam’s location is a popular spot for pelicans and other shore birds to build nests and raise their young because it is inaccessible to raccoons, coyotes and other natural predators. The Vicon camera’s 20X optical zoom provides close-up video of the birds, allowing biologist from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the public to witness behaviours that would not normally be observable by humans. Conservation League makes use of the camera’s presets to quickly change between scenes, live-streaming on YouTube video of the most interesting wildlife The Conservation League makes use of the camera’s presets to quickly change between scenes, live-streaming on YouTube video of the most interesting wildlife on display at any given time. Video recorded to the camera’s local SD card is available for DNR biologists to review and study. Andy Hollis, Data and GIS Analyst for the Conservation League, says, “The quality of the new camera is great. It pans and zooms exactly as it should and its high magnification gets us in really close.” Building public awareness In addition to supporting the research needs of the DNR, the Pelicam is hugely popular within the community, garnering regular coverage in the local media and receiving more web traffic than any other page within the organisation’s website. Mr. Hollis explains, “As an advocacy organization working with local and state level government to enact programs and laws to support conservation, the Pelicam is one of the most highly effective tools we have for building public awareness and enthusiasm for our mission.”
Cathexis Technologies is exceptionally proud to have played an important security role in Pope Francis' visit to Ireland last weekend. Cathexis worked alongside its Dublin-based, Gold Channel Partner, Mongey Communications, and the Irish Garda, to facilitate the critical role of surveillance management. With an official itinerary that was jam-packed with meetings, visits and official engagements, all within a two-day schedule, His Holiness, had a whirlwind visit through Dublin, which included the World Meeting of Families and Festival of Families at Croke Park on Saturday 25 August. Fully-integrated CCTV IP cameras Cathexis worked with Mongey Communications to provide a fully-integrated 24/7 surveillance management solution Cathexis, a global video management software developer, worked in partnership with Mongey Communications, a renowned supplier of security equipment such as CCTV IP cameras, to provide a fully-integrated 24/7 surveillance management solution that would effectively manage the entire visit. The CathexisVision IP video management software suite provided an around the clock CCTV surveillance solution, which supported three linked control rooms to ensure an immediate response to any situation of potential security threats. Video management software solutions Cathexis is a headquartered in Durban, South Africa, with operations spread throughout the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. “We are exceptionally proud to have played a role in the Pope’s World Meeting of Families visit,” says Mark Ross, managing director of Cathexis Europe. “Cathexis is committed to providing the most efficient and effective, tailored video management software solutions, to provide maximum return on surveillance investment,” he added. CathexisVision gained global industry recognition when it took top honours for the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 Cameras & surveillance management The Cathexis Europe Technical team worked alongside Mongey throughout the design, build up and operations over the weekend to ensure that CathexisVision was providing optimal performance, and to provide additional cameras and surveillance management to the police service of the Republic of Ireland (Gardai). Earlier this month, CathexisVision gained global industry recognition when it took top honours for the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018, when it was announced the overall winner in the Video Surveillance Software category. “We are delighted that we had the opportunity to play a part in the Pope’s historic visit to Ireland at the weekend, and are exceptionally honoured for the ongoing international recognition,” concluded Ross.
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