Cost-optimised digital technologies are the fastest-growing digital licensed mobile radio (LMR) technology, as global LMR users migrate to digital. Deployments of cost-optimised digital technologies increased by 16 percent in 2017, reaching more than $1 billion in revenue, compared to an average of 7 percent growth for the overall LMR market. More than 3 million users adopted cost-optimised digital technologies for the first time in 2017, and the installed base of these types of soluti...
As solutions proliferate in the access control market, interoperability has never been a more pressing topic. A recent industry report finds: "91% (of professional respondents to a survey) agree integrating security systems with each other and with other building technology has become noticeably more important in the last five years." Agreed standards are one powerful integration tool. Among the most important lock standards is the OSS Standard Offline (OSS–SO) from the Open Security Stan...
Siklu Inc., the global supplier of mmWave wireless solutions, has awarded Convergint Technologies, worldwide service-based systems integrator, as their Top Security Systems Integrator Partner in North America in 2017-2018. This decision was based upon the successful partnership between the companies over the past 2 years. Siklu wireless fiber solutions Siklu’s wireless fiber solutions were chosen by Convergint in a number of video surveillance projects across North America, includi...
Nice S.p.A., the Italian international home automation and home security company, has announced continued expansion into the smart home category with the acquisition of FIBARO, global brand in the smart home and home automation industry. The transaction, which was public as of Friday, July 13 is valued at €63 million/$73 million US and includes the entire share capital of Fibar Group S.A., including its US subsidiary. Founded in 2010, FIBARO has established itself on 6 continents and in ov...
A series of major integration projects by SECOM Plc and iC2 CCTV were highlighted at IFSEC with a special award ceremony on the IDIS stand C140. At the presentation, EET Europarts Ltd was given special recognition for its excellent service in distribution over the last twelve months. Global Partner Summit Each year IDIS recognises key achievements by partners with an event on its IFSEC stand followed by a drinks reception. This is just one of a number of initiatives by the company – incl...
Matrix has been a consistent participant at Safe South and will be participating at the Hyderabad event this year as well. The company will be unveiling their recently launched Extreme series of NVR. They will also be exhibiting other video surveillance, time-attendance and access control solutions at the event. Matrix will be unveiling their new Extreme series of Network Video Recorder (NVRX) at the event. These NVRs are equipped with 4K decoding capacity and characteristics like cascading (up...
Hikvision, a global supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, will have an unmissable presence at IFSEC International 2018. With the largest stand at the event (D300), visitors will have the opportunity to view and examine the latest technology that is defining the surveillance industry. Hikvision’s innovations include self-learning Artificial Intelligence (AI), deployable across a wide range of vertical market sectors. On demonstration will be queue and crowd management, a powerful new Video Management System (VMS), DarkFighter ‘low-light’ superior technology, and thermal imaging powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) – as well as a host of other technological advances for a multitude of applications and environments. Hikvision’s stand will highlight the intruder alarm solutions of Pyronix, and feature additional technology partners who will show ‘value added’ features that complement Hikvision solutions to provide an enhanced level of performance or a greater return on investment for the end user. See first-hand, how AI is revolutionising the surveillance technology landscap Revolutionary AI surveillance technology Visitors at the D300 stand will see first-hand, how AI is revolutionising the surveillance technology landscape, with Hikvision demonstrating a variety of new products in its AI Series: Queue management technology: Live queue information analysis providing real time alerts with the ability to provide data reports/analysis, for optimisation of business service and operational efficiency. Deep in mind: Crowd density analysis - optimise, analyse and generate alert levels of crowds with detailed reports in different time frames. Reduce false alarms (up to 90%) by distinguishing target type, improving the efficiency of perimeter defense and operational costs in monitored applications. Deep in view: Deep learning algorithm for human behavior analysis (loitering, falling down) and demonstrating highly accurate face capture. Technology that delivers information regarding vehicular activity, such as illegal parking detection will also be on display. Deep in ciew facial recognition: Deep Learning facial recognition technology integrated with access control will allow people quick and convenient entry to offices using secured biometric identification. Thus, ensuring a convenient system for quick access Another AI-powered product on display at IFSEC 2018 will be Hikvision’s Deep in View Thermal camera, which can distinguish objects based on target type, reducing false alarms by up to 90% and providing appropriate notifications.HikCentral brings multiple technologies into one intelligent platform, utilising the advanced benefits offered by the AI Series Innovative video management systems Hikvision’s new video management system, HikCentral, brings multiple technologies into one intelligent platform, utilising the advanced benefits offered by the AI Series to deliver complete integrated surveillance solutions in one comprehensive, simple-to-use package. Intelligent surveillance solutions There will be a host of other products and solutions on display at the Hikvision stand. These will include: Intelligent traffic system solutions: Deep Learning-based check point systems and smart parking management solutions. Thermal solution: A feature demonstrating the wide-ranging benefits of thermometric and bi-spectrum thermal technologies. Turbo range: The revolutionary 5.0 generation of Hikvision’s Turbo HD range, with AI technology built-in. Access control and intercom: All the latest developments in access products and systems. DarkFighter X: The latest, most powerful addition to the ultra-low light camera range. Mobile and portable solution: With leading AI technologies built-in, the mobile solution delivers functionality such as driver behaviour analysis and passenger counting in conjunction with iVMS-5200P. Easy IP 4.0: New products and solutions from the simple-to-install Easy IP range. Panovu/PTZ: The award-winning multi-sensor range of powerful, full scene coverage products including multi-sensor, panoramic and PTZ models. Hikvision can introduce new products and features to the market rapidly and efficientlyHikvision multi-level R&D system Hikvision can introduce new products and features to the market rapidly and efficiently as a result of its continued investment dedicated to research and development. Hikvision now has more than 20,000 employees, including more than 10,000 R&D engineers. The company invests 7 to 8 percent of its annual sales revenue in research and development for continued product innovation. Hikvision has established a complete, multi-level R&D system that includes every operation from research to design, development, testing, technical support, and services. Based at its Hangzhou headquarters, the R&D teams operate globally, including centres in Montreal and Silicon Valley, as well as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Wuhan in China. Hikvision video surveillance technology Hikvision UK & Ireland Sales Director, Gary Harmer, says: “We are delighted to be attending and supporting IFSEC again this year as the global leader in the video surveillance industry. We are excited to share our latest technologies with new and existing partners and their clients. We’ll be featuring 10 product areas and will be discussing the latest innovations and applications in Artificial Intelligence. We’ll also be taking part in IFSEC’s ‘Show Me How’ initiative, where we will be displaying live demonstrations of our solutions. Keep your eye out for more impressive surprises with Hikvision during 2018 as we continue to grow in the UK market.” Hikvision’s stand will also showcase the work it does with its technology partners, including Seagate, Eagle Eye, Western Digital, Optex, Milestone Systems, IPS, and Netgenium Hikvision partner presence Hikvision’s stand will also showcase the work it does with its technology partners, including Seagate, Eagle Eye, Western Digital, Optex, Milestone Systems, IPS, and Netgenium. Representatives of each of these partners will be available to talk with visitors about how their solutions integrate with and complement those of Hikvision. Pyronix intrusion detection solutions Intruder alarm specialist Pyronix is part of the Hikvision group of companies, and at IFSEC International 2018 will be showcasing the latest innovations in its control panel range on Hikvision’s stand. The new range includes the ProControl+ app, which brings video and intrusion together on one app, and features integration with Hikvision cameras for the first time. Pyronix’s new range of WIFI cameras will also be on show, demonstrating the total WIFI solution, designed largely for residential and small commercial applications. Pyronix will be showcasing future developments to this range, with exciting new features coming in the future to further enhance the user experience and drive value to installation companies. EZVIZ smart home security Visitors will also have the chance to see the latest from Hikvision’s consumer brand, EZVIZ, a premier provider of smart home video technology, alarms and cloud services. EZVIZ offers a broad range of smart home video security solutions for multiple applications EZVIZ offers a broad range of home video security solutions for multiple applications, all of which have features such as 2-way audio, night vision, local, network and cloud recording, plus other specific features such as whole room coverage, auto tracking and active alert (siren and strobe alert built in to the camera to deter unwanted activity). Other products in the range include smart alarms, doorbells and security lighting, all of which integrate though a single app. The EZVIZ range of smart home video cameras can be directly integrated with Google Assistant and Alexa, with a range of Apple Home Kit products becoming available later this year. Amazon Echo Show and Spot allows users to stream their camera footage to their devices. All an EZVIZ user needs to do is simply say, "Alexa, show me the camera in the living room," and the feed from an Internet-connected camera will send the video to the Echo Show or Spot. Hikvision IFSEC prize draw All visitors to the Hikvision stand who submit business cards during Tuesday and Wednesday of IFSEC will be entered into a prize draw, the details of which will be available on the stand. The winners of the prize draw will be announced on Wednesday evening during the show. Visit Hikvision on Stand D300 to be in with a chance of winning.
Swann, a global provider in DIY security, has launched Swann Security Month in tandem with National Safety Month to bring awareness to the need for home security in keeping one’s residence and loved ones safe. Multimedia content for safer homes Throughout the month of June, Swann will be offering consumers educational multimedia content in the form of videos, infographics, and tips for safety that they can implement straight away to make their homes safer. This content will be shared on Swann’s website and social platforms. Swann will also offer exclusive promotional deals on home security both online and in store, as well as competitions and giveaways. DIY home security In addition, Swann will also be offering retailers promotional specials and strategic partnerships to help grow industry-wide awareness and put home safety at the forefront of national conversation. “During the summer months, when families are often spending time outside the residence or travelling, our homes are left vulnerable to a break-in. With National Safety Month in June, we want to be sure that homeowners are taking home security into consideration when it comes to overall safety. Swann is excited to present Security Month and hopes to educate consumers and collaborate with retailers on the importance and convenience of DIY home security,” said Dennis McTighe, Senior Vice President of the Americas. New technologies for increased security Swann also plans to launch groundbreaking video surveillance technology during the month of June, including Google Assistant voice activation on wired surveillance systems and Amazon Alexa voice activation on the Wire-Free Smart Security Camera and forthcoming Wi-Fi series cameras. This adds a new layer of convenience as end-users can ask to see live video from cameras on their TV or Smart devices. There is also a new solar charging panel for the Smart Security Camera meaning one doesn’t have to manually recharge.
Opengear, global provider of solutions that deliver secure, resilient network access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, has announced significant momentum across EMEA including new senior leadership and supporting staff. The continued acceleration in revenue growth, approaching 40% year-on-year, is being driven by increased demand and an enlarged channel community. “Our increased investment in EMEA is a response to the fantastic growth we’ve seen in the region over the last few years,” says Gary Marks, CEO of Opengear. “To support this acceleration of the market, we are strengthening our team on the ground along with exciting new partner agreements in Central and Eastern Europe.” Opengear has experienced impressive growth in the region and is quickly becoming the de facto technology innovator" Opengear Opengear has appointed Alan Stewart-Brown as its new VP of Sales for EMEA with responsibility for overseeing all sales, channel development, and marketing activities across the region. Stewart-Brown is a highly regarded and experienced executive with career spanning 25 years across the technology sector, including Wireless LAN, Enterprise Software, BI Analytics and e-Commerce. Before joining Opengear, Stewart-Brown spent 8 years at Xirrus where as VP of Sales EMEA he was responsible for the region’s year-on-year double-digit growth. In addition, Opengear has strengthened its EMEA footprint with the creation of a UK-based inside sales team, and an additional direct sales manager in Western Europe along with the onboarding of several new resellers including, S-Connect and IP Xchange in the Netherlands, Delo in Italy and Teneo in the UK. Commenting on his appointment, Stewart-Brown added, “Opengear has experienced impressive growth in the region and is quickly becoming the de facto technology innovator and leader within the critical infrastructure management space. With a future embracing emerging areas like SD-WAN and NetOps, the strategy is to grow our addressable market and enlarge an already sizeable channel community into new territories and vertical markets to maximise Opengear’s full potential.” Partner Portal Opengear has launched a new Partner Portal to provide a smooth interface with its expanding channel partners To further support its growth agenda, Opengear has launched a new Partner Portal to provide a smooth interface with its expanding channel partners. The portal is available to Preferred Partners and includes automated deal registration, a library of product information and easy access to channel-specific promotions. “Our commitment to EMEA is recognition that the challenges that organisations face when managing the complexities of critical IT infrastructure are truly global,” says Marks. “Through technical excellence and innovation, Opengear will continue on its path to help organisations overcome these challenges and deliver more reliable and easier to manage networks.”
As most of us are well aware by now, from 25th May 2018, every EU country will be subject to the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), changing the way personal data is handled by strengthening compliance requirements and introducing strict penalties for failing to adequately protect personal data. All UK businesses must be conscious of the new rules and make the necessary changes, since non-compliance can result in data breaches and massive fines of up to 20 million Euros, or 4% of turnover - whichever is highest. The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) holds that there are a staggering six million active CCTV cameras currently being used in the UK. Most businesses of all types and size will be using some type of CCTV, whether it be for security purposes, health and safety or monitoring. People’s rights and freedoms cannot be overridden, as employees at work still have a right to privacyRight to privacy What businesses need to be aware of though, is that the images and footage of people captured by their surveillance system is classified as personal data under GDPR, which means that those who operate this type of surveillance must ensure that they are complying with the new regulations. Under GDPR, those who operate CCTV cameras must be able to demonstrate that there is a strong, transparent, ‘fair’ reason for doing so. People’s rights and freedoms cannot be overridden, even at work – employees still have a right to privacy. If you haven’t done so already, you should immediately conduct a full data privacy impact assessment, as recommended by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) code of practice. This will help you determine if there is a legitimate reason for processing data through CCTV footage, while ensuring that you are not excessively impacting the privacy rights of the people captured. Justifying privacy impact assessments If you are unsure of how to carry out a privacy impact assessment, there are experts out there who can help you An example of legitimate justification would be a construction site owner introducing wireless CCTV cameras to monitor and secure their site from would-be criminals. In this case, to meet legitimate purpose, the footage must be of sufficient quality and the images captured must be readily available for police examination if such a request is made. An illegitimate reason, on the other hand, would be the installation of CCTV purely to track the behaviour of employees, which could be viewed as an invasion of privacy. However, if you can say it is there for health and safety purposes, with evidence to back this up, you might then have a justifiable explanation. If you are unsure of how to carry out a privacy impact assessment, there are experts out there who can help you. Maintaining transparency Under GDPR, ‘transparency’ is important when processing data, which means data subjects, i.e. those whose images are captured by CCTV, are entitled to know that they are being filmed, which means you must inform them of the CCTV presence. To best ensure you are upholding this rule, it is a good idea to display prominent, unambiguous signs within the CCTV area to communicate that you are capturing footage and give people a number to contact for more information. Not only does this inform people that they could be under surveillance, but by placing prominent signage you are also helping to deter trespassers, who are less likely to enter a premises if they know might be filmed. Those whose images are captured by CCTV are entitled to know that they are being filmed Data retention One of the main aspects of GDPR is that personal data cannot be stored forever; it must only be kept for as long as its purpose requires (usually 30 days is recommended). As such, every camera your business operates will have to be assessed in order to ascertain how long footage is to be retained and why. Each case will be subjective and there are no hard and fast rules as to the ideal retention period. It is up to you to determine an acceptable period, taking into account people’s rights when deciding what is best. The upside is most modern CCTV cameras will allow the operator to set specific data retention limits. Individuals can request access for free under the new GDPR, making the likelihood of requests higherResponding to data requests As it falls under personal data, people can request access to CCTV footage which relates to them and the CCTV operator is required to disclose it. However, you must ensure that the person requesting to see the footage is the person who is present in it. By providing access to the footage, you must be wary not to disclose any personal data of other people, which may mean blurring out sections of the footage (e.g. containing number plates or images of other people) is necessary to avoid data breaches. Moreover, once a request for data access has been made, this must be provided without delay and within one month at the latest. This can be extended by two months where the request is complex or numerous. As such, you should ensure that there are appropriate policies in place within your working environment to ensure that employees know how to respond to individual data requests. Under the old rules, there used to be an admin fee for such requests, but this has been scrapped and now individuals can request access for free under GDPR, making the likelihood of requests higher. GDPR awareness among security service providers It’s always important to use a highly reputable security service provider who should be well aware of the GDPR rules Under GDPR, security suppliers are ‘data processors’, which means that the clients of them should have contracts in place outlining what the security supplier can do with the data. As such, you must ensure that sub-contractors working for your business, such as security suppliers, installers or engineers, are following the rules too. You will be opening up your business to potential data breaches if you are allowing such third parties to access, remove or distribute personal data captured by the CCTV. This is why it’s always important to use a highly reputable security service provider who should be well aware of the GDPR rules. If you don’t know, just ask! Ensuring fair usage The introduction of GDPR is certainly going to pose some interesting challenges for all businesses and how it unfolds is yet to be seen. The tighter regulations show that it is no longer acceptable to not be aware of or not understand the rules surrounding personal data and that such breaches will be taken seriously. However, they should certainly not discourage CCTV use, but instead operators should seek to guarantee fair usage is upheld and take steps to ensure that people know how and why they are being recorded.
Johnson Controls introduces the new iotega wireless touchscreen, an easy to install Wi-Fi enabled solution that gives customers the freedom to manage and monitor their smart security and home automation platform from a full seven-inch touchscreen display. Iotega wireless touchscreen Designed for residential and small business properties, the iotega wireless touchscreen is part of the iotega line of safety, security and lifestyles solutions. With state-of-the-art encryption, the iotega wireless touchscreen securely connects to the iotega panel wirelessly. Installers can wall mount the touchscreen virtually anywhere or, using an optional table stand, locate it on a bedside table or an office desk. Users can securely control their encrypted security system, automation system, lights and locks, and also view video cameras with a simple touch of a finger on the iotega wireless touchscreen display. Wireless connectivity The seven-inch wireless touchscreen features a high resolution capacitive display with 1024 x 600, offering one of the clearest screens available on the market. Its wireless connection enables greater ease of placement, providing a scalable solution with the ability to install up to four touchscreens with the iotega platform. The iotega wireless touchscreen is capable of receiving remote software updates, saving installers from labor-intensive customer visits and providing a virtually future proof system where new features and periodic updates can continue to enhance the end user experience.
Secutech 2018 opens this week as demand for advanced products and solutions in the safety and security sectors continues to grow. Renowned as an influential driving force behind the fast-changing security market, the upcoming three-day show will take place at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from 25 – 27 April, and will welcome 427 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions. As the show opens its doors for the 2018 edition, buyers from around the world will have the opportunity to source the latest innovations in safety and security related software and technology from leading global brands, including Hikvision, LILIN, Dahua, Hi Sharp, Seagate, Honeywell, NEXCOM, Network Optix, iCatch, Klacci, and many more. Intelligent and customised security solutions Artificial intelligence, IoT, intelligent video analytics and smart identity technologies that enable intelligent safety and security solutions are expected to be in high demand this year, as the market continues its trend towards intelligent and customised security solutions. System integrators, manufacturers, distributors, security service providers, exporters and numerous other categories of buyers are expected to be in attendance. Seven ‘intelligent solution pavilions’ have been designated as focal points at the show, for the key vertical markets of smart factory, smart retail, intelligent transportation, smart street lighting, smart living, software innovation, and cross boundary video applications and solutions. These pavilions will allow buyers to easily source products and solutions across vertical markets and explore opportunities for cross-sector collaboration. The Security + AI forum will focus on how artificial intelligence is being increasingly adopted to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of video analytics and facial recognition in video surveillance systems Security plus AI forum Ms Regina Tsai, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd spoke of the benefits visitors can expect to gain at the show: “In today’s fast-paced market place, it’s vital for buyers to be able to keep abreast of the latest technologies that can solve their complex security challenges. Secutech captures these up to date technologies and allows buyers to source industry leading products and solutions under one roof. The series of fringe events laid on here at Secutech will also add to visitors’ experience by allowing them to broaden their understanding of market developments.” Among other benefits, the comprehensive array of fringe events set to be held during the show will provide attendees deep insights into the key challenges and transformations taking place in the safety and security industry. The Security + AI forum, for example, will focus on how artificial intelligence is being increasingly adopted to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of video analytics and facial recognition in video surveillance systems. Leading companies including NVIDIA, Kneron, Hikvision, Qognify, Umbo CV, VIVOTEK, Cyberon, SkyREC, LILIN, DT42, AMTK and Viscovery will lead discussions on topics such as ‘Smart City: A Public Security AI Innovation’, ‘A.I. analytics for retail stores’ and ‘How to transfer AI from dream to real project?’ The forum will also cover the opportunities available for applying AI and deep learning technology across a variety of vertical markets. Secutech 2018 will include the launch of ‘Mobility Asia’ to showcase the latest ITS related products and solutions ITS products and solutions Meanwhile, as IoT technologies and government policies continue to drive strong growth in intelligent transport systems and the connected car market, Secutech 2018 will include the launch of ‘Mobility Asia’ to showcase the latest ITS related products and solutions. A highlight of this platform will be the Mobility Asia Seminar which will cover ITS trends and technologies in the Asia Pacific Region. Just some of the topics to be discussed will be future trends in railway transportation, wireless communication solutions, the future of autonomous cars and ADAS solutions. The seminar will also consist of a panel discussion to facilitate dialogue between participants including the MTR Corporation, the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand and the Taipei City Government Department of Rapid Transit Systems. Smart living solution centre In the area of smart home and smart living, SMAhome will host a number of events to engage attendees. Z-Wave Academy Asia 2018, for example will include a conference dealing with topics such as: ‘The Critical 4 Steps of Smart home Implementation Plus’, ‘Market Opportunities in Europe’, and ‘Enhancing User Experience through Eco-system connectivity’. Speakers will represent some of the leading companies from the smart home sector: Z-Wave Alliance, Ezlo, Axalent, and Sigma Designs. Continuing the theme of smart home, the Smart Living Solution Centre will focus on four key areas where smart living technology can be effectively applied. These are: elderly home care, smart office, smart residential communities, and smart hotels & holiday rentals. Products here are designed to facilitate a smart living lifestyle and will include voice command technology assisted by Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. The SMAhome awards will return to Secutech 2018 and comprise of the Top of Excellence Award, the Top of Innovation Award, and the Top of Popularity Award SMAhome awards at Secutech 2018 Wireless transmission, AI, deep learning, facial recognition, access control, software platforms, and whole-home control and integration are among the other technologies that will be featured. Seven providers of these technologies will be present at the Smart Living Solution Centre to bring visitors their latest products and solutions: Full, Tashi, Savant, Opro9, Bpoint, Ardomus and Silicon Labs. Recognising the year’s best smart home and smart living products from these and other leading companies, the SMAhome awards will also return to Secutech 2018 and comprise of the Top of Excellence Award, the Top of Innovation Award, and the Top of Popularity Award. Secutech is organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd and part of a global network of Safety Security and Fire trade fairs.
ProdataKey (PDK), an innovator of cloud-based networked and wireless access control products and services, and Dwelo LLC, a provider of smart-home solutions purpose-built for apartment owners, managers and residents, has announced a partnership that is seamlessly integrating PDK’s cloud access control technology into the Dwelo smart apartment platform. Dwelo’s web and mobile software, which currently offers apartment dwellers the ability to control smart devices such as light switches, thermostats and door deadbolts for their individual units, has added features to manage access to common areas of their building or community, such as entry gates, clubhouse, gym and laundry facilities. These spaces can now be secured by PDK’s cloud access control solution, pdk.io, providing apartment property managers and owners with valuable operational efficiencies. The administrative software interface, not visible to residents, enables management to easily establish and enforce authorised hours of use for common facilities. An audit trail reports all traffic into the property, including any one-time credentials issued by residents, which can be used to assist in investigations in cases of theft or vandalism. When residents move out, their access to unit, common, and perimeter access is immediately deactivated, eliminating the risks that accompany traditional keys that would otherwise remain in circulation. The system is subscription based, with property managers able to recoup the cost in both efficiencies and enhanced revenue Scalable and affordable security solutions Beyond operational efficiencies, residents can unlock perimeter and common doors or gates using the same mobile app they use to control their apartments. In addition, they have the ability to use their phones or computers to generate temporary, one-time credentials that allow visitors, delivery and service people to gain access as needed. These features add to the conveniences afforded to residents living in Dwelo-enabled smart apartments. Both Dwelo and PDK have built successful businesses by leveraging the power of cloud technology to create scalable, affordable solutions that offer unprecedented ease of installation for contractors and simple usability for customers. With their combined areas of expertise in home automation and security, together they see an opportunity to serve a large and generally neglected market sector – apartment renters who desire the same smart home technological conveniences as today’s home owners and seek out communities that offer those smart home solutions. The Dwelo/PDK solution is available for both new construction and retrofits. After an initial per-unit installation charge, the system is subscription based, with property managers able to recoup the cost in both efficiencies and enhanced revenue. Enhanced apartment living “Dwelo is thrilled to be partnering with such an innovative company as PDK. PDK is a technology leader in the electronic access control space, and Dwelo and its customers are already benefitting from their forward-thinking approach to access." Our partnership will bring tangible benefits to all stakeholders involved within the multi-family residential market sector" "The consolidation of smart home control and perimeter and common area access control, in one platform, is a powerful marriage for multifamily property owners. We look forward, with PDK, to crafting more solutions that address the specific needs of these customers,” says Mike Rovito, CEO of Dwelo, LLC. “PDKs solution has been embraced by customers in the commercial sector for its simple ease of use and platform flexibility. Our wireless and PoE options allow for cost-effective takeover of legacy equipment, while supporting new construction projects with all the benefits derived from leveraging the network." "Our mantra, simplicity without compromise, dovetails perfectly with Dwelo’s corporate mission to enhance apartment living through easily accessible IoT technology. Our partnership will bring tangible benefits to all stakeholders involved within the multi-family residential market sector,” says Evan Tree, CEO of ProdataKey.
Multitone Electronics plc, a specialist in the design, manufacture and implementation of integrated communications, will be exhibiting its Eko range of patient and staff protection systems on Stand 404 at the Design in Mental Health conference and exhibition. The event takes place at the National Conference Centre near Birmingham, from 15th-16th May. Multitone will exhibiting its Eko family of safeguarding systems, which includes the award winning EkoTek and EkoCare communications solutions for staff/patient protection and lone workers. The Eko range is an onsite two-way wireless protection system that raises an alarm or summons help at a touch of a button. Matt Byrom, Product Manager at Multitone commented, “The Eko family of products is designed to provide reliable but discreet protection, that is perfect for mental healthcare facilities." "The system has been proven in hospitals around the world, including The Retreat in York, a treatment centre for mental health needs, where it enables staff and patients to easily summon assistance to their exact location using either a portable device or wall-mounted button.” The Design in Mental Health show is the perfect opportunity for anyone in the NHS or private healthcare industry to understand the advantages of Multitone’s solutions" Failsafe wireless technology With separate alarm levels for assist and emergency, alerts are routed via a smart radio-based network of beacons and repeaters. The alert can be forwarded to any device or set of devices including pagers, two-way radios, DECT phones, email or a mobile smart device, via a dedicated and highly secure app. Using wireless, failsafe technology, EkoTek and EkoCare both offer cost-effective installation (with no need for mains rewiring), long battery life and impressive reliability. In the unlikely event of a network repeater failing, the message is rerouted to ensure the alert is always delivered. The devices are also IP67 rated (resisting dirt and cleaning with sprays or disinfectant) and the system can also be integrated with fire alarm systems. Matt concluded, “This event focuses on the design of mental health facilities and creating calm therapeutic environments for the benefit of patients and staff alike, which is precisely the approach of the Eko family of products. The Design in Mental Health show is the perfect opportunity for anyone in the NHS or private healthcare industry to understand the advantages of Multitone’s solutions and to discuss specific requirements with the team on our stand.”
Siklu Inc., a supplier of mmWave solutions, has announced that its radios have been selected by Israel Police as their main wireless fibre solution. These systems were selected for nationwide deployments as well as temporary events for the purpose of backhauling HD video surveillance systems and advanced sensors. The Israel Police, similar to police forces all over the world, face a considerable challenge when it comes to deploying a camera array at a city’s main centres within a short timeframe. Adding to the difficulties in securing these parades, is the legacy communication infrastructure in the old rock-based, mountainous terrain city of Jerusalem. When a wireless communication option is considered, the challenge of a dense urban environment packed with thousands of interfering Wi-Fi networks, needs to be addressed. Putting on a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, the holiest city in the world presented an additional challenge – how fast the city’s technology partners, MER Group, SMBIT and Siklu would be able to design, supply and install the very small mmWave radios at the strategic locations marked by the security experts. The surveillance cameras serve as a deterrent, as potentially disruptive groups are aware that they are being filmed High-quality video streams Operating in the abundant 70GHz band, with 5GHz of continues spectrum, Siklu’s radios were not constrained by the costly and time-consuming frequency survey associated with legacy wireless solutions. At each location, the Police placed 2 HD cameras and simply deployed the Siklu radios back to back, eliminating the need for traditional multiple powering and switching devices. Simplified deployment was enabled by the Siklu EtherHaul radios with their integrated switch and dual PoE out. At each pole and rooftop along the parade route, a single EH-710TX radio was able to power the complete pack of cameras and radios. With these features and capabilities, the whole network was deployed in only 1 day. On the day of the parade, the event gathered four times the number of people (~20K) attending in recent years, and the Police commanders were more than satisfied with the quality of video streams arriving in real-time to the control rooms. The live, high quality video streams enabled real-time response from the Police to any possible provocations. The cameras also serve as a deterrent, as potentially disruptive groups are aware that they are being filmed. Siklu’s mmWave technology, carefully tailored for our security networks, was definitely the right call to make" Wireless fibre links Yoav Ludmer, SMBIT’s CEO stated that “for all city events, we should provide adequate safety measures for the huge crowds expected. The Israel Police tested and deployed Siklu’s mmWave radios a few months prior to the Gay Pride Parade in another sensitive part of Jerusalem, and the solution proved to be rock solid.” For the first time in Israel, Siklu’s mmWave wireless fibre links were deployed in hours to support Police surveillance cameras and sensors. “After experiencing the high-quality video cameras enabled by Siklu’s technology and integrated by the MER Group and SMBIT, we challenged them to deliver a complex solution in very little time for a very sensitive temporary event and the result was impressive” said Israel’s Police Chief Technology Consultant, Avi Gohar. “Siklu’s mmWave technology, carefully tailored for our security networks, was definitely the right call to make. It proved to be a real game changer for us, and indeed for the city.”
Siklu Inc., a global supplier of mmWave solutions, has announced that its wireless radios have been deployed in the City of Lincoln, United Kingdom. These systems provide 14 high capacity wireless data links in support of a modern IP networked CCTV system, primarily to provide surveillance for the city and public spaces. The new wireless network is part of the Vision 2020 project announced last year. Vision 2020 is a three-year plan to build a smart city improving the city’s infrastructure, roadways and parks, and includes investing in a new transportation hub. Previously, the cities CCTV system was transmitted back on traditional analogue fibre circuits, these were both costly and bandwidth limiting. To install the wireless network, the City of Lincoln Council worked closely with security systems integrator Videcom Security Ltd, a company specialising in large multisite Town and City Centre public safety CCTV systems. Videcom chose Siklu as their wireless partner following previous successes in Watford, London Borough Richmond, Ipswich and Cambridge City where Siklu hardware had already been successfully deployed, demonstrating the best cost and performance solution. Ultralow latency combined with high reliability and accurate forecasted uptime and resilience, added weight to the tendered design and installation mmWave EtherHaul E-band radios The project involved installing Siklu’s mmWave EtherHaul E-band radios to deliver 1 Gbps full duplex capacity for the main backhaul resilient ring over the 80 GHz frequency. Utilising Siklu’s Layer 2 switch functionality to deliver resiliency and diversity routing, the network provides ‘mission critical’ up-time with automatic fail-over. In addition, Videcom installed Siklu’s 60 GHz V-band frequency radios to connect 300 cameras at the street level including city wide Urban Traffic Cameras. Ultralow latency combined with high reliability and accurate forecasted uptime and resilience, added weight to the tendered design and installation. Significant cost savings on transmission and reduction in maintenance have also helped to reduce the total lifetime cost of the CCTV system. Videcom city-wide CCTV surveillance “At Videcom, we have always been impressed with the level of support and in particular, Siklu’s commitment to training of our engineers and the ongoing direct support offered,” said Bill Mead, Managing Director of Videcom Security. “We are pleased to work closely with Siklu and are looking forward to the next project.” The recent project with the City of Lincoln Council is part of our commitment to providing the most reliable, interference free mmWave technology"The extended CCTV camera coverage, including the creation of a Safe Zone, utilising Siklu radios connecting high specification Dahua cameras is already providing significant results, both proactively and reactively. Spare transmission bandwidth is allowing the planning of smart services to the City as well as Wi-Fi connectivity and car park data sharing. “We’re pleased to have had such a successful working relationship with Videcom Security on numerous projects throughout the United Kingdom,” said Eyal Assa, Siklu’s CEO. “The recent project with the City of Lincoln Council is part of our commitment to providing the most reliable, interference free mmWave technology available to the market for Smart City and surveillance system networks.”
Siklu Inc., global provider of mmWave wireless solutions, announced that the John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, has deployed mmWave radios from Siklu providing wireless connectivity for a remote building and the airport runway for the purposes of local area network connectivity (LAN, internet, VOIP). The airport, which is the largest passenger airport in central Ohio and second busiest in the state with over 150 flights daily, had a need for a wireless network to connect its Shipping and Receiving Building, which is a detached building located half a mile across the runway. The building receives daily shipments from external couriers. The previous wireless system did not provide a robust, interference-free connectivity or the bandwidth required to support the ever-changing needs of a local area network and Internet connectivity. “There was no infrastructure to support a fibre connection, so it would have been extremely costly and time consuming to run a pathway for conduit and for the fiber, as well,” said Kristina Baker, PMP, Project Manager for Technical Services, with the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. “It’s a very busy building and we needed reliable network connectivity to process shipments received or shipments going out.” The radios can stream many different applications, including HD and 4K video cameras and other IoT sensors Wireless connectivity The location of the building presented connectivity challenges due to the potential for network interference from inclement weather and other airport vehicles moving across the runway throughout the day. Another major concern was regarding planes interfering with the wireless communication as they taxi down the runway. The airport determined that it required interference-free, reliable connectivity to ensure uninterrupted local area network connectivity and smooth operation. Convergint Technologies, provider of service-based systems integration, served as the systems integrator for the project and proposed a Siklu mmWave wireless fiber solution. The company installed two point to point EH-1200FX 70/80GHz Gigabit radios. Transmitting high bandwidth information across security networks, the radios provide interference-free connectivity with 99.999% availability, leveraging narrow beams that are immune to heavy Wi-Fi signals within the airport. Simple to install, the radios can stream many different applications, including HD and 4K video cameras and other IoT sensors. This project with the John Glenn Columbus International Airport demonstrates the full capabilities and reliability of Siklu’s mmWave wireless radios"Ease of installation The radios were tested in heavy rain and found to work perfectly with no degradation to performance. The installation at John Glenn Columbus International Airport took only two days to complete, according to Mazen Moghannan, Account Executive from Convergint Technologies, a relatively simple process even though it was their first time installing Siklu radios. “My foreman and lead technician were very pleased because of the ease of installation of the Siklu radios and the ease of working with the airport.” The airport, which is currently testing the use of high-definition cameras on the Siklu mmWave network, is considering adding cameras to the network in the future. “This project with the John Glenn Columbus International Airport demonstrates the full capabilities and reliability of Siklu’s field proven mmWave wireless radios, especially in high security and interference prone areas,” said Eyal Assa, Siklu’s CEO. “We’re pleased to be selected as the airport’s wireless technology partner of choice and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”
The 9th BRICS Summit was successfully held in Xiamen, China from September 3rd-5th, 2017, where leaders of the five member-countries were in attendance. Building on its success in providing a comprehensive security solution for the G20 Hangzhou Summit in 2016, the 9th BRICS Summit was yet another accomplishment for Dahua. The 2017 BRICS Xiamen Summit demanded high-level protection for national leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. As Xiamen’s city centre is located on an island, the security system required comprehensive surveillance of all roads leading into the area, also known as the “Four Bridges and One Tunnel” network.Dahua provided 1723 bullet cameras, 379 PTZ cameras, 226 vehicle checkpoint cameras, 116 Face Recognition cameras, 10 mobile 4G PTZ cameras Protection through Dahua technology In addition to roads leading into the city, routes to and from the airport, hotels, and the Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center needed to be protected as well. A solution of this proportion would also require an advanced, automated, and centralised system to ensure efficient, coordinated responses. With its cutting-edge IP camera, video cloud, network storage, and transmission technologies, Dahua was up to the task of securing Xiamen and the BRICS venues. In total, Dahua provided 1723 bullet cameras, 379 PTZ cameras, 226 vehicle checkpoint cameras, 116 Face Recognition cameras, 10 mobile 4G PTZ cameras, and many other advanced Dahua products and services used in various areas of the city. The BRICS security command centre, administered by the Public Security Department of the Xiamen, was fitted with a Dahua visual emergency dispatch and command system. The centre’s large display wall was stitched together with Dahua edgeless HD LED panels, enabling a complete picture of all units under command center control during the meeting, greatly simplifying control and responses. The security system surrounding the Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center as well as the visual emergency dispatch and command system in the security command center both adopted a full range of Dahua video surveillance and display solutions. Dahua employed advanced technologies such as intelligent analysis and big data, to increase the efficiency of emergency command and management capabilities Live video security on the road A customised Dahua Mobile Solution with GPS positioning and in-vehicle wireless image transmission system was installed on 228 patrol cars and 72 special cars from the Xiamen Public Security Bureau, which was used to clear the way for Summit leaders. This provided the command centre with a continuous live overview of all areas while providing support for the handling of various emergencies. Dahua contributed to the security of other key areas including the Xiamen Airport, train station, ferry piers, and police checkpoints In order to secure “Four Bridges and One Tunnel” access points, Dahua employed advanced technologies such as intelligent analysis, big data, and video analytics to significantly increase the efficiency of emergency command and information technology management capabilities, providing uninterrupted HD video surveillance and smart road event monitoring on bridges and tunnels. In addition, Dahua also contributed to the security of other key areas including the Xiamen Airport, train station, ferry piers, and police checkpoints. In surrounding Haicang and Jimei districts, Dahua constructed video surveillance on routes and sites which held key activities in the city, achieving full coverage of places such as guarded routes, main roads, key sites, as well as surrounding areas and regions of elevated risk. Dahua securing public safety Dahua also played a role in safeguarding conference-related affairs such as catering, accommodation, and travel. The hotels in which leaders stayed in and surrounding areas were upgraded to HD systems in a short amount of time, making sure the leaders were secure while they rested during the Summit. The mobile law enforcement surveillance system assisted the Xiamen Market Supervision Commission in guaranteeing the provision of safe food during the Summit. The three day BRICS Summit concluded without a hitch. National leaders and their delegations were able to smoothly move about the city and attend the conference while Dahua products prevented threats through a vast network of smart video technologies. In addition, the large-scale project significantly upgraded Xiamen’s city surveillance system and provided a long-term foundation for not only public security-related operations, but also broader public projects such as the Xiamen Wireless Image Transmission System.