Airbus has invited journalists to a tour on its stand at Berlin Messe, stands A 70, B 90 and C100, hall 22a, 15 May 2018, 12 o’clock noon May 2018. Under the slogan ‘Intelligence Shared’, Airbus will be showcasing next-generation communication solutions for professional mobile networks at the Critical Communications World (CCW) 2018 in Berlin from 15 to 17 May. As a provider of secure intelligence platforms, Airbus will demonstrate how the application ‘Tactilon Agnet&rsq...
While US market is being sensitive about cybersecurity through their popular camera products, European countries and the UK are preparing for the new privacy regulation to apply in two months’ time. But how would these challenges affect the global security market? What are the main problems in it for the manufacturers? What should investors in security industry look at right now? We’ve all recently heard about acquisitions of market-leading companies by technological ‘monsters...
GJD is pleased to welcome Salvador Torras as the company’s Spanish and Portuguese Sales Consultant. The incorporation of Salvador will strengthen the company’s export sales team and demonstrate GJD’s commitment to increasing its presence in Spain and Portugal. GJD distribution networks Salvador has worked in the security industry since 1995 in various senior product management roles. Salvador brings direct experience of providing local commercial support, as well as creating...
Reed Exhibitions, an event organiser, announced the launch of Unmanned Security & Safety Expo 2018, set to take place November 14 & 15 in New York City. The all-new event is focused on drones & robotics for commercial and government security and safety use-cases and drone detection/anti-drone solutions. The launch is an expansion of the success of the Unmanned Security segment at Reed Exhibitions’ flagship ISC West this past April in Las Vegas. Unmanned Security & Safety Ex...
On October 30th, Seagate Technology LLC and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. held a ceremony to commemorate ten years’ partnership at Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center of China. Dahua Technology VP and General Manager of the Domestic Business, Mr. Zhang Wei, and Seagate Technology Global VP and President of China Region, Ms. Sun Dan, were present at the ceremony to celebrate their ten years’ partnership and join hands in riding the new wave of artificial intelligence in...
Dedrone, a provider of airspace security and developers of the first drone detection software platform, announced their next generation software upgrade, DroneTracker 3. DroneTracker is the industry’s first airspace security solution that includes automated summary reporting for instant diagnosis of drone airspace activity. DroneTracker 3 enhancements Automated summary reporting, enabling security personnel to instantaneously assess and analyse drone threats Enterprise-grade security...
Perfect Display Technology Co. Ltd. has announced the factory has passed its recent ISO9001:2015 audit, improving on the previous ISO9001:2000 standard, showing the company is still the best place to get your commercial grade monitors. Improving processes and products The company spokesperson, Sales Director Liam McShane said, “We are constantly striving to improve our processes and ultimately our products. We can only do this by implementing the proper processes and by listening to and acting on customer feedback. As well as spending a lot of time and money on product development, we also understand the need to constantly improve our internal systems to improve not only quality but productivity too. We have introduced a very strict QC process, right from the goods in to the goods out. This includes a new heat and humidity testing room and various other processes, giving my department, and our partners and their customers, much greater confidence in the quality of the products we provide.” Benefits to business and customers General Manager David He added, “We are very proud that our hard work over the past few months is showing benefits to our business and to our partners and customers. I’m very happy with the Production and QC teams for showing their ability and commitment to our mission to become one of the top suppliers in the industry. I would also like to thank our R&D team of engineers for the constant development of our existing and future products. I can confidently say that we produce the best PVMs in the world because of their hard work and dedication. It takes effort from everyone to build a successful business. As someone wiser than me once said, “It takes many years to become an overnight success!”” Perfect Display Technology Co Ltd have been a supplier of LCD and LED displays since 2006, and proudly provide OEM services to many household names and companies around the world.
iluminar Inc., the specialist manufacturer and supplier of infrared and white light illuminators, announced that it will join Ameristar Perimeter Security’s Perimeter InSite partnership initiative as the expert in perimeter lighting technology. Spearheaded by Ameristar, Perimeter InSite is a strategic initiative that aims to bring together industry leaders from several technology sectors to offer customers integrated perimeter security solutions that address and mitigate a variety of threats. Perimeter InSite technology partners are the top manufacturers in intrusion detection, sensors, seismic-acoustic sensors, gunshot detection, assessment cameras, thermal cameras, engineered gates, automation and perimeter lighting. Improving perimeter security “We are pleased to have iluminar join our partnership initiative,” said Benjamin Shirley, director of marketing for Ameristar Perimeter Security. “Integration of these types of technologies within our fence systems allow our customers to take advantage of a single platform, enhancing the overall effectiveness of their perimeter. We understand that no single technology can provide a turnkey perimeter security solution, but by bringing together each of these technology partners under Perimeter InSite, we are able to provide our clients with unique solutions that deliver a level of project insight unseen in the perimeter security industry.” “We are excited to work with Ameristar and join the Perimeter InSite technology partnership,” said Eddie Reynolds, CEO of iluminar. “Lighting plays a strategic role in perimeter security, whether by acting as a deterrent for trespassers or by providing illumination that enhances video capture and image clarity. Through this initiative, we’ll be able to educate a broader customer base on the advantages of effective lighting and how to deploy it with other solutions for maximum impact.” iluminar’s WL 643-2 Series display Characterised by its impressive LED technology, low power consumption and white light illumination coverage of more than 640 feet, iluminar’s WL 643-2 Series will be showcased in the Perimeter InSite showroom at Ameristar’s headquarters in Tulsa, Okla. Modeled to imitate security situations from various industries, the showroom will feature iluminar’s lighting solutions alongside other technologies– such as barriers, bollards, gate automation and access controls– so that customers can see the advantages of deploying an integrated perimeter solution first-hand.
Altronix, the recognised leader in power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, is showcasing the latest additions to the company’s innovative Fiber Solutions here at ASIS 2017 (booth #2823). NetWay Spectrum Series hardened PoE switches and Ethernet-to-fibre media converters accommodate single or multi-mode fibre, as well as composite cable, which combine fiber with copper to simultaneously deliver low-voltage power and data at distances beyond a mile. New additions include the single port NetWay SP1P Media Converter/Injector and the NetWay SP8A/16A 8 and 16-port Media Converters. “NetWay Spectrum capitalises on the inherent long-distance transmission capabilities of fibre.” said Alan Forman, President, Altronix Corporation. “These new additions to the NetWay Spectrum Series reaffirm our commitment to deliver power and transmission solutions that meet the needs of the market.” Remote monitoring, control and reporting NetWay Spectrum includes rack mount media converters for head-end installation, as well as a wide range of indoor and outdoor models with single or multiple SFP Ports for remote deployment. All NetWay Spectrum PoE Switches feature Altronix LINQ Network Communications Technology for remote monitoring, control and reporting. The latest models added to the growing family of NetWay Spectrum solutions include: NetWay SP1P Single Port Media Converter/Injector which converts Ethernet to Fibre and provides PoE. NetWay SP8A/16A Media Converters provide 8 or 16 ports (respectively) in a compact 1U rack mount configuration for head-end installation that converts Ethernet to Fibre. To complete the fibre solution line of products, Altronix now offers Single-Mode SFP modules – P1SM10 and Multi-Mode SFP modules – P1MM. All NetWay Spectrum Series products carry a lifetime warranty and are made in the U.S.A.
DITEK’s Outdoor Surge Protector for Ethernet Cabling provides a highly effective and cost-efficient solution to protect surveillance and security devices and systems. Featured this week at ASIS 2017 (booth #701), the hardened unit model DTK-MRJPOEX features a NEMA 4X rated enclosure with weatherproof connectors for installation in harsh or outdoor environments. “When an organisation experiences a multi-million-dollar loss after a lighting strike because they didn’t have the proper surge protection precautions in place, the benefits of surge protection are quite apparent,” said Jason Klein, National Sales Manager, DITEK. “The addition of our new outdoor Ethernet surge protector should be a no-brainer for organisations with external surveillance and security systems to protect their investment and ensure these critical systems stay up and running.” Multi-stage technology and hybrid design When used with STP cabling, the DTK-MRJPOEX requires no earth ground and has a field replaceable surge module. Its multi-stage technology and hybrid design provides superior protection for Ethernet devices. It is compatible with CAT5e, CAT6 and CAT6A cabling infrastructure and exceeds the IEEE Standards for PoE. Design features include shielded RJ45 connectors and liquid-tight cord grips. Other specifications include a surge current rating of 20kA/pair; and gigabit data speed with no signal degradation. At ASIS 2017, DITEK will be highlighting the vital importance of protecting security, fire and other building systems from power surges and spikes that can damage or destroy equipment and data. “Loss of security, surveillance and life/safety system operations is costly on many levels,” continued Mr. Klein. “The simple implementation of surge protectors, regardless of the source location, can ensure the continued operation of life/safety and security devices as intended.”
Perfect Display has announced an exciting new offer for any security company exhibiting at trade shows: Free Monitor Rental. The company aims to work with up to 30 partner companies that will be exhibiting at the major security trade shows around the world, providing them with the monitors that they require to showcase their products. Trade show 4K displays Having exhibited at many trade shows around the world themselves, Perfect Display has noticed that many companies use consumer brand TVs and monitors to display their products, but that many of these monitors are not up to the job. Consumer 4K displays usually use upscaled 4K instead of true 4K and suffer from less than perfect image and colour reproduction. Some of the video walls have poor colour uniformity and the rental fees can be extortionate. Trade show displays are only as good as their weakest link, and in most cases the weakest link is something that the user has no control over, like their monitors. Suggested partners Perfect Display proposes to provide selected partner companies with its monitors instead. Ideal partners would be VMS suppliers, camera manufacturers, NVR and DVR manufacturers, distributors, installers and service providers. Perfect Display monitors enable trade show exhibitors to present their products in the best light possible. Monitors available include FHD and 4K in a range of sizes, and certain partner companies may even be able to get a Perfect Display exceptional quality video wall. Those wishing to learn more can contact email@example.com.
FLIR announces the FLIR Duo Pro R dual sensor thermal imaging and mapping system for commercial drones. Featuring a thermal sensor with radiometry, the FLIR Duo Pro R gives professional drone operators the range and image detail needed to capture actionable thermal and visible data in a single flight. The FLIR Duo Pro R ushers in a new era of imaging capability for a wide range of high-performance commercial, industrial, and public safety drone applications. Thermal and video camera for drones The FLIR Duo Pro R allows operators to switch between thermal and video cameras in flight. With the option of a 336×256 or 640×512 thermal resolution sensor and a high-definition 4K colour video camera, the FLIR Duo Pro R uses FLIR’s patented multispectral dynamic imaging, MSX, technology to emboss high-fidelity, visible-light details onto the thermal imagery to improve image quality. Equipped with thermal, visible, and picture-in-picture mode, the Duo Pro R records raw video and stills to two dedicated microSD cards and allows for live digital video output over micro-HDMI and analogue video out for easier integration. Creating maps and 3D models from an airborne platform The FLIR Duo Pro R dual sensors create a self-contained airborne mapping package. The fully integrated GPS receiver, Inertial Measuring Unit (IMU), temperature, humidity, and altitude sensors provide an onboard source for high-fidelity, reliable geo-tagging data required to create accurate maps and 3D models from an airborne platform. “The FLIR Duo Pro R offers class-leading imaging performance and will save drone operators time and effort with the highest quality thermal and visible cameras combined in a single system,” said Jeff Frank, Senior Vice President, Global Product Strategy. “With the ability to select either a thermal or visible camera image in flight, or watch video streams of both simultaneously in picture-in-picture mode, we’re making it easier for drone operators to capture imagery and thermal data from the air.”
Shrewsbury Town Football Club have defied the odds at the start of the 2017-18 football campaign by being well and truly amongst the pace setters with a quarter of the season already gone. No doubt there many reasons for the turnaround in fortunes from what was a dramatic end to last season with the Town finishing near the bottom to being on the crest of a wave this season. One of them could be down to the complete refurbishment of the Club’s Sundorne training facility on the outskirts of the town. The Football Club have invested heavily in ensuring that the quality of the training pitches is equal to the match day playing surface at the Montgomery Waters Meadow stadium. The players, coaching and fitness staff are also benefiting from the computer-based analysing equipment and on-site catering facilities within the complex. Security system installation Needless to say the new training complex required a security system to protect the Club’s investment. One level of security was to install a CCTV system to monitor the site. Shrewsbury Town’s chief executive Brian Caldwell approached one of the Club’s main sponsors Pro-Vision Distribution for assistance. Being a national distributor of CCTV, Access Control and Public Address equipment, Pro-Vision were ideally placed to advise the Club. Following a site visit from local installation company K.J Electronics Systems Ltd, who specialise in CCTV, perimeter protection and intruder alarms the new surveillance equipment was installed. Based on the Samsung Wisenet brand, the agreed specification included 4 x vandal-resistant, true day/night dome cameras, a high definition external bullet camera and a pan/tilt/zoom camera with all recorded data stored on a network video recorder. New training facility secured The true day/night specification ensures that all cameras are able to view images 24/7 irrespective of the amount of natural daylight present and the recorder can accommodate any additional cameras that may be required in due course. Any alarm activation event is sent to a central monitoring station via a secured connection. The Town’s latest asset – their new training facility - now has awarding-winning security equipment to protect the Club’s investment.
Raytec VARIO2 illuminators have been installed in the greater Kruger National Park in South Africa to capture amazing footage of some rather large and wild animals. Raytec illuminators have been used in some of the most challenging and exciting environments globally, everywhere from the Arctic Circle to the jungles of Borneo, and when specialist wildlife film makers WildEarth were looking for a solution for their live night time filming needs they turned to Raytec for support. In the film and TV industry where picture quality is everything, outstanding illumination was essential for producing the best images. WildEarth deployed state of the art 4K cameras to capture high definition images of elephants, lions and leopards. But when it comes to filming at night, ethics plays the most important role in how the images are captured. Using visible white-light would disturb or temporarily blind the animals, or even affect the outcome of their hunts. Therefore, powerful infra-red lighting was chosen which would have no negative effect on the wildlife, but would help the cameras perform over long distances in the dead of night. Choosing VARIO2 i8-3 Highly recommended by other wildlife journalists, WildEarth looked to Raytec infra-red lighting as a powerful yet invisible solution which would allow the cameras to generate outstanding black and white images at night. They chose the ‘VARIO2 i8-3’ which delivers distances up to 600m+ with 5 different angle options that can be changed on site – giving them the flexibility to adapt the illumination at each location. With VARIO holographic lensing, the illuminators produce a highly even spread of light, which allowed WildEarth to capture consistent images of the animals anywhere in the scene with no bright or dark spots. “We’ve been so impressed by the Raytec IR lighting” comments Jeandre Gerding, Head of Camera Operations for WildEarth. “Not only have the illuminators allowed us to film incredible footage in zero light conditions, but the fact that they are low voltage means that we can conveniently power them via battery from our mobile camera vehicles”. Guaranteed lighting power The IR needed to guarantee exactly how much light it would deliver on scene because higher megapixel cameras generally require more light to generate the resolutions they are capable of, and the film crew wanted to guarantee perfect pictures of the animals. Raytec scientifically measure the performance of all their illuminators, and guarantee a recommended 0.35 μW/cm2 of lighting power at the maximum distance of all of their infra-red illuminators – reassuring WildEarth that they would achieve suitably high-quality images every time. All Raytec illuminators are highly robust and can withstand the most extreme temperatures and humidity. IP66 rated, they require zero maintenance and deliver a reliable 10-year life out in the field – perfect for any demanding environment.
The CrimeEye-RD-2 is lightweight, providing easy portability, installation, and superior imaging Total Recall Corporation, a Convergint Technologies Company, has been chosen to work with the City of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Police Department to make their city a safer place. Total Recall will provide them with a citywide safety solution that includes 15 of its outdoor CrimeEye-RD-2 rapid deployment portable video systems, the latest in its CrimeEye line of digital video solutions. Creating a secure environment “Total Recall Corporation and Convergint Technologies are very pleased that the Chattanooga Police Department has selected CrimeEye as the platform for their citywide safety solution,” said Jordan Heilweil, President of Total Recall Corporation. “CrimeEye will allow CPD to respect the privacy of its citizens while also creating a more secure environment.” The Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) has begun installing CrimeEye-RD-2 video units on 15 power poles throughout Chattanooga. The CrimeEye-RD-2 uses Axis Communications dome network cameras—managed by Genetec Omnicast, an IP video management system—to stream HD-quality video within just minutes of installation. All of this video data will be viewed live at CPD’s new Real-Time Intelligence Centre. The CrimeEye-RD-2 is lightweight and self-contained, and it provides easy portability, simplified installation, superior imaging, and intelligent electronics. The unit requires virtually no tools to set up and can be deployed by one person on almost any type of pole with the included mounting hardware. Chattanooga, which is the fourth-largest city in Tennessee and has more than 175,000 residents, is one of several municipalities throughout the United States to choose Total Recall Corporation’s CrimeEye solutions. “The Chattanooga Police Department is now part of an exclusive group of CrimeEye users that includes the Department of Homeland Security, the Statue of Liberty, and some of the biggest police departments in the United States,” said Rebecca Law, Business Development Manager, Convergint Technologies. “We are honoured to be working with Chief Fletcher and the men and women of the Chattanooga Police Department. "CrimeEye promotes crime reduction, community safety and continues building relationships with our community" Promoting crime prevention “CrimeEye promotes crime reduction, community safety, continues building relationships with our community, assists in solving all types of crimes, and aids prosecutors in putting criminals in jail,” said Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher. AXIS Communications and Genetec Inc. are long-time Total Recall Corporation technology partners that have successfully collaborated on many CrimeEye deployments, including providing video coverage for the Statue of Liberty, the national Concert for Valor, and for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in the United States. “Safety is one of the key responsibilities of every city around the globe. We’re pleased that our cameras are part of the CrimeEye deployment in Chattanooga” said Mark McCormack, National Sales Manager, National Accounts, Axis Communications, Inc. “The collaboration between Axis Communications, Total Recall, and the Chattanooga Police Department has been successful in making Chattanooga a smarter and safer city for all.”, said Bob Carter, Business Development Manager for Smarter and Safer Cities, Genetec Inc. “We look forward to serving the City of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Police Department through our partnership with Convergint Technologies, coupling our industry-leading video software solutions for law enforcement with Total Recall’s innovative CrimeEye outdoor video solutions,” added Carter.
IDIS’ integrated surveillance infrastructure provides comprehensive cover at the school’s estate Situated on a World Heritage site within the Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral, The King’s School, Canterbury is England’s oldest school, dating from 597AD. As a co-educational independent school, it offers a 21st-century education within an illustrious historic setting to more than 820 students aged 13-18, including boarders and day pupils. The school estate includes an exceptionally diverse mix of old and new architecture, ranging from medieval Grade 1 listed buildings to brand new premises. Unlike many schools, which typically occupy a single site that can be enclosed with relative ease, the King’s estate includes around 220 separate buildings. They are dispersed across a wide area, many within the public Cathedral grounds and others isolated further afield. Amenities include day and boarding houses, teaching facilities, a music school, recreational centre, sports facilities and staff accommodation. The school also runs security at the affiliated Junior King’s Canterbury, attended by pupils aged 3-13, on an 80-acre estate four miles away. Upgrading safety policies and incident management As at any school, student safety at The King’s School is of paramount importance. In 2015 the management team undertook a comprehensive review of all aspects of security, from safety policies to major incident planning. At the time security was dependent on disparate analogue CCTV systems plus a diverse range of hardware and software from multiple vendors. The school instead wanted a converged surveillance infrastructure unifying systems from a single manufacturer to ensure seamless capability across all sites. However, there were significant challenges, including logistical, engineering and regulatory restrictions on fitting new wiring and equipment within the historic buildings, some with very thick stone walls. Stringent Department of Education (DoE) controls on surveillance in schools also had to be observed. And, of course, the solution had to be cost-effective, ensure ease of use and require low maintenance. It also needed to deliver the flexibility and scalability to support all future plans in line with ongoing school development. "Sunstone Systems and IDIS were extremely creative in overcoming our challenges and the solution exceeded expectations" HD surveillance Security integration experts Sunstone Systems designed and delivered a customised surveillance solution built around a core base platform with IDIS equipment and software. Once complete, the solution will comprise a mix of 120 cameras from the IDIS fixed range, including dome cameras, network video recorders and all the associated software required to deliver an integrated surveillance infrastructure. Combining unobtrusive IDIS IP cameras with IDIS software ensured that high-quality images could be achieved by running HD TVI over existing coaxial cables, significantly reducing the need for extensive rewiring. This in turn eliminated the need for extensive engineering work in old buildings, helping to contain costs while meeting Historic England’s requirements. IDIS software overcame many key challenges, for example, by enabling digital enhancements, digital zoom and privacy masking to enable compliance with DoE requirements while providing comprehensive cover in the most sensitive areas of the estate. Improved reporting and low maintenance The system has been very well received. It is proving easy to use by staff, involves less time and administration, delivers improved reporting and requires minimal maintenance. Excellent HD image quality ensures easy access to indisputable evidence of any incident. At the recreation centre, for example, 23 new IDIS motion-detection cameras enable staff to quickly play back any events that require attention. “Safeguarding students is our top priority so we need surveillance we can trust implicitly. Sunstone Systems and IDIS were extremely creative in overcoming our challenges and the solution exceeded expectations. It does everything we wanted and more to protect students, the school and our reputation for responsible stewardship. What’s more, it provides all the flexibility we will need to meet our security requirements as they continue to evolve,” commented Lee Connelly, Security Manager at The King’s School.
The IRIS Cam system integration with Genetec Clearance allows efficient video evidence collection & management Point Blank Enterprises, a manufacturer of soft body armour and related protective solutions, announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract by the North Miami City Council to provide the North Miami Police Department with IRIS Cam body worn cameras, together with a collaborative case management system from Genetec Inc., a leading provider of open-architecture security and public safety solutions. PBE and Genetec will offer the city of North Miami Police Department an integrated system that combines 120 IRIS Cam body-worn cameras and Genetec Clearance, a case management system designed to accelerate investigations by enabling different organisations to collect, manage and share video evidence. IRIS Cam body worn camera The IRIS Cam is designed to meet the growing demand for law enforcement agencies to provide a visual and audio record of officers’ interactions with the public and help agencies improve evidence collection and enhance officer accountability. Built in a ruggedised enclosure, the IRIS cam provides ultra-high definition recording with a 140° FOV, for getting even closer to the action. Additionally, the IRIS Cam ensures not a moment is missed with 30 seconds of pre-recording. Genetec Clearance case management system The Genetec Clearance case management system is designed to speed up investigations by enabling different organisations to collect, manage and share video evidence, and other relevant case information. It allows police officers, investigators and security managers to gather digital evidence from the IRIS Cam and other sources—such as cell phone footage from bystanders and witnesses and store surveillance video—and easily store, manage, review and share it from a single application. Efficient video evidence capturing The integration of the IRIS Cam system with Genetec Clearance allows for quick and simple uploads, saving officers time at the end of their shift. Post-incident tagging can also be added to the recording, to help with further classification of the event and to aid in locating the file for future searches or investigations. With built-in video redaction, Genetec Clearance protects the privacy of bystanders by allowing identifiable information to be masked, if video must be shared with 3rd parties or when fulfilling public record requests. All user actions initiated within the system, whether internal or external, are automatically tracked to ensure the chain of custody of the evidence is maintained at all times. Streamlined video evidence management “The IRIS Cam system and Genetec Clearance will help the city of North Miami Police Department achieve a streamlined and highly effective process of capturing, managing and administrating video evidence, which will ultimately save the city time and resources in managing cases over the long term,” stated Paulo Motoki, Chief Operating Officer, Point Blank Enterprises. “With over 40 years of trusted service to law enforcement agencies around the world, we are proud to provide a unique hardware/software turnkey solution that will help strengthen accountability and transparency. This will result in more constructive encounters between the police and members of the community,” added Motoki.
IDIS donated a next-generation video surveillance solution to the Cozby Library and Community Commons IDIS announced the donation and installation of a comprehensive video surveillance solution for the City of Coppell, Texas—hometown of the IDIS America regional headquarters—in support of the city’s soon-to-open new library, the Cozby Library and Community Commons. The IDIS donation comprised more than 15 cameras—including two 5MP Super Fisheye Cameras featuring the award-winning IDIS Smart UX Controls—an IDIS 6232-PS-S network video recorder (NVR), and the IDIS Centre and IDIS Mobile video management software (VMS) solutions. Next-gen video surveillance solution Director of Library Services for the City of Coppell, Vicki Chiavetta, is thrilled with the donation from IDIS and said, “Library security is essential to keeping our patrons and staff safe while at the library, and IDIS’s donation of a next-generation video surveillance solution to the Cozby Library and Community Commons was a generous show of neighbourly engagement and support for which we are very grateful. City libraries are particularly special places since they provide gathering spaces for children, families, students, and community organisations, and serve as a centre of learning and contemplation for all who enter. Everyone who comes to the Cozby Library will have more peace of mind thanks to IDIS’s generous donation.” Global social responsibility initiative The donation was made as part of IDIS’s established global social responsibility initiative, which seeks ways to engage with and give back to local communities. The donation was also made with the support of KOTRA Dallas, the regional branch of South Korea’s official trade promotion agency, which is dedicated to building stronger ties between Korean manufacturers and the global marketplace. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to support thefamilies of Coppell and thenew city library with thedonation of an IDIS video surveillance solution" IDIS’s donation, made via the Cozby Library and Community Commons in support of the safety and security of both employees and patrons of the new city library, will be of long-term value to the library as the donated technology comes with standard IDIS DirectIP low total cost of ownership benefits, including a lack of licensing or maintenance fees, no-cost upgrades, and guaranteed backwards compatibility with future IDIS technology. “When IDIS selected Coppell as the location of the regional headquarters for IDIS America, we did so for many reasons, including the storied quality of the community and people of the city,” said Andrew Myung, President of IDIS America. “As our own ties to the community have grown, we have sought the chance to ‘give back’ to a city that has welcomed us with open arms. We are pleased to have the opportunity to support the families of Coppell and the new city library with the donation of an IDIS video surveillance solution, in partnership with integrator Knight Security, knowing we are doing all we can to ensure the safety and security of our shared community.” Secure environment for patrons Noted Albert Gauthier, Chief Information Officer for the City of Coppell, “Ensuring that every Coppell resident and visitor has a safe and secure experience at the library is a priority for all of us working for the City of Coppell. We are grateful to be able to use the latest in video surveillance technology in support of ensuring that all who work within and visit our new city library are able to do so in the most secure and safe environment possible. Should the opportunity arise again, we look forward to working with IDIS again.” Coppell’s new library, located at 177 N. Heartz Road, will hold a grand opening ceremony on Saturday, November 19. Following a 9:00am ribbon cutting, the library will open its doors to the public and host a variety of family friendly activities throughout the day, including performances, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, face painting, and chances for families to meet local police and fire department members. Save