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Better Overview. Increased Security. Complete Panorama view from wall to wall and from ceiling to oor thanks to Hemispheric technology

Recording with sound of all activities in front of the door, automatically around the clock

Two-way video worldwide via IP telephony or computer with remote door-opening function

Integrated messaging features for leaving and retrieving messages directly at the door

Keyless entry using PIN code or transponder with intelligent time control

Simple installation optional use of two existing bell wires instead of network cable

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Is this an accident waiting to happen?

False claims are serious business With a network video solution from Axis, you’ll be the first to know if a so-called “accident” was anything but unplanned – and prove it. Our digital cameras record high-quality images you can use to prevent the unscrupulous from filing false claims – or disprove them in court.

And because claims can legally be filed long after an alleged event, images can be stored for long periods without overloading your system. Want to learn more? Put an end to lost liability suits once and for all. For more information: Email: contact-sap@axis.com Call our Bangalore office at +91 80 4111 9331/2 Visit www.axis.com/retail

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Realizing the True Value of Today’s Megapixel Cameras

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IP Video Solutions in BANKING

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How to Achieve Greater Rail Availability Through Smoother Configuration NATIONAL ROUNDUP

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• JVC BLU-RAY/ HDD Combo • Matrix COSEC VEGA Door Controller

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Zicom Secures Vipasana Pagoda

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• Smart24x7 Mobile Application

• eSSL Biocam300 • Zicom Wins ‘Best Security Application in Retail’ Award KritKal Secures Mumbai International Airport • CP-PLUS 850 and 1000 TVL Cameras • Pune RTO Selects Bioenable Solution

AIL – Yogesh Appointed COO • Sellox – Cykey Air

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Delta – Surat Safe City Project

• FSAI’s Knowledge Series

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Finally, a Video Management System that’s truly amazing! Scalable: From small, single-camera systems to large, scalable deployments with thousands of cameras Integrated: Compatible with more than 1,700 IP camera models from leading manufacturers and a large number of access control systems, point-of-sale (POS) systems, and retail and video analytics Powerful Functionality: Digital PTZ from any camera using live or recorded video, client support for leading panoramic cameras, two-way audio, mapping, archiving, enterprise functionality Flexible: Windows or Linux server software. View and administrate all systems from single client interface available for Windows, Mac or Linux. Free Exacq Mobile app for leading mobile devices, or access with leading internet browsers Convenient: Choose from software-only VMS solutions or preconfigured hybrid and IP camera servers. Hybrid servers leverage existing analog cameras. Install exacqVision Edge VMS on compatible IP cameras for server-less solution Cost-Effective: All of this power, simplicity and flexibility with a cost-effective price

www.exacq.com For more information contact: info-tspindia@tycoint.com Š 2014 Tyco Security Products. All Rights Reserved.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE • Aimetis ALPR

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Milestone XProtect® 2014

• Avigilon Rialto™ Analytics Appliances

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Raytec VARIO Hybrid

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ExacqVision IPS3020AP

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Hikvision HD IP Wi-Fi Kit

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Verint Contact Center Solutions

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IndigoVision’s BX100 Encoder

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RGB Spectrum’s Enterprise MCMS

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Redvision X-SERIES Camera

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• Plustek X840P and X880P NVRs • Wavestore ws-E4s Series Server • Tyco Illustra Flex Camera

• Secura Key NOVA.16

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• AXIS M3027-PVE Camera

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VIVOTEK MD8531H Camera

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New JVC BLU-RAY/ Hard Drive Combo Decks Duplicate and record direct-to-disc without a PC

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VCKENWOOD INDIA announced two new models in its successful line of professional Blu-ray/ hard disc drive combo decks. Designed to provide easy duplication and disc authoring without a PC, the SR-HD1350US and SRHD1700US can create Blu-ray or DVDs directly from live video inputs or from video files stored on built-in hard drives With up to 6x dubbing speed with BD-R discs, the SR-HD1350US and SRHD1700US are the fastest JVC combo decks to date. New features include the ability to pause during direct-to-disc

recording, record directly to DVD in DVD-video format, and create BDMV and BDAV discs from live sources. Using a simple, menu-driven interface, videos are transferred to the internal hard drive, assembled into a completed project and output to disc. The units support BD-R or BD-RE (eras-

able) Blu-ray discs, as well as DVD-R (SL/ DL) or DVD-RW DVDs. Unprotected DVD and Blu-ray discs can be easily duplicated as well. Authored discs can be produced with auto-start or repeat playback for retail point-of-sale displays and other applications. Both decks feature a variety of inputs for compatibility with current and legacy equipment, including composite, S-Video and i.Link (IEEE-1394) interfaces, as well as an SD/SDHC media card slot (SDXC memory cards can be read via a USB card reader). HDMI and other outputs provide flexible monitoring options.

Matrix COSEC VEGA Door Controller IP65, Touchscreen and PoE based door controller

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atrix COSEC VEGA door-controllers are premium devices engineered with careful blend of aesthetics, size, connectivity, reliability and ease-of-use. VEGA door controllers are perfect devices for access control and time-attendance solutions for any organization. Fingerprint, RF cards, IP65, PoE, touchscreen and wireless connectivity offer foolproof access control and time-attendance solutions. Excellent Design: COSEC VEGA door controller is a well engineered product

with 3.5� touch screen display, IP65 rating and multiple connectivity options in a compact design. This makes it ideal for any time-attendance and access control applications. Better Capacity: COSEC VEGA door controller supports 50,000 users and 500,000 events storage. It can store 9,600 fingerprint templates in sensor memory and 100,000 fingerprint templates in device memory. This large capacity makes it suitable for any size organization. Advanced ConnectivJune 2014

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ity Options: COSEC VEGA door controller offers multiple wired and wireless options to connect with the central COSEC server. COSEC VEGA has Ethernet, Wi-Fi and 3G/ 4G connectivity option to communicate seamlessly in real-time. Using Power over Ethernet, power can be sent to the device on ethernet without extra power supply. Versatile Readers: COSEC VEGA door controller supports 3 types of credentials- Fingerprint, RFID Card (EM Prox, HID iCLASS, Mifare and UHF) and PIN. This credential can be used in any combinations to use advanced access or attendance features. Easy Operation and Installation:

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COSEC VEGA door controller is having a user friendly GUI perform various times-attendance, access control, user enrollment functions directly from the display. With easy wall mount installation and multiple connectivity options, admin can install COSEC VEGA in few minutes. Various Interfaces: COSEC VEGA door controller has a built-in door relay, door status, exit switch and exit reader ports for access control applications. Auxiliary input/ output ports are used to control various applications like fire alarm, video surveillance etc.

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OSEC VEGA is an ideal timeattendance terminal to mark user’s attendance in real time. The user can

mark their attendance using either fingerprint or card and the raw data will be pushed to COSEC server automatically without any manual intervention. This data are processed in COSEC server and give output in terms of a report, or is integrated with third party payroll software. Many time-attendance features like official/ personal in/ out, short leave in/ out, etc., can be performed from the device display directly.

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ccess control enables the organizations to have controllable but secured security for their employees and assets. The COSEC VEGA door controller decides user entry based on who, when and where he is allowed. Access based on fingerprint and RFID card, plus

many advanced features like 2-Person Rule, First-in User, Guard Tour, ManTrap etc., ensure full-proof round the clock security for the organization.

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ame COSEC VEGA can be connected to cafeteria application in hostels, schools, corporate canteen, manufacturing units etc. Using COSEC cafeteria software, it will display complete menu detail with items on its touchscreen. User has to just select item with quantity and show their credential (fingerprint or RF card) on device for order. USB printer connected with the device will generate a food receipt for reference. This transaction data is transferred to COSEC server and payroll software for salary deduction at the end of the month.

Zicom Partners 20-20 Imaging to Secure

Global Vipasana Pagoda

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uilt Amid the bucolic surroundings, the 16 acre and 325 ft high Global Vipassana Pagoda is a meditation hall near Gorai in northwest Mumbai. The Pagoda was inaugurated by the then President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil on February 8, 2009. The Meditation Hall can comfortably seat 8,000 Vipasana students.

2013, the authorities of Global Vipasana Pagoda felt the need to prevent any such untoward incident in their shrine. Zicom was approached to provide an effective security solution.

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abnormal situation. Zicom Command & Control Centre is equipped with touch based data interaction for alert management and incident management, based on open standards such as CAP (Common Alert Protocol) for alarm messaging, PK7 digital certification for security and service oriented architecture (SOA) developed by its partner company 2020 Imaging India. Features the solution offers: ● Abandoned baggage raises alerts for any baggage left behind in the region of interest of a camera field of view. ● Sterile zone sounds alert for any intrusion in the region of interest.

● Parked vehicle raises alert for any vehicle stopped in the region of interest. ● Face recognition analytics generate alerts against hot listed faces. ● People count analytics keep count on the foot falls at the premises for business intelligence.

mane to a particular incident. All interactions with data are simplified and touch based increasing the ease with which the system can be navigated through. Powerful region of interest workflow allows for visualization of all the alerts and video data of a particular region in one simple touch.

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he Global Vipasana officials can see the information presented on a map pinpointing the place, time and sequence of any improper behavior or anomalous situation. Besides, they can get a whole document with relevant information ger-

he end result is a totally safe and secure atmosphere prevailing in and around the Pagoda consequent upon introduction of 20-20 imaging’s ‘Touch Control’ integrated to Zicom’s IP cameras.

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features full AES cryptography with 128-bit keys, the ideal solution for anyone needing a high-security MIFARE® Plus or DESFire® PIN/ proximity reader. Additionally, the company highlighted its application Elevator Control System, User Identification System, and Parking Management System using its network controller together with its short-range and long-range readers. “This was the second time we parJune 2014

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ticipated in the ADI Expo, and this year we really focused on bonding with old customers, attracting new customers, and brand building,” said Manmohan Kumar, the Rosslare Sales Director for India, “We showcased specific vertical market solutions that implement our products in order to solve specific problems and to overcome unique challenges.” According to Kumar, “Many installers wanted to hear how they can use the AC-225IP controller – in conjunction with the AxTraxNG™ software – as an Elevator Control System, and our Parking Management/ User Identification System with the AY-U900 long-range reader. The Hikvision and Dahua video integration with our AC-series panels was also a crowd puller.”

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Learn how this camera is taking surveillance to the next level at avigilon.com/pro

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High Capacity Hard Drives for Surveillance Applications 3.5-inch HDD provides multi-stream, temperature resistant support for 24/7 storage

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oshiba announces the MD03ACAV series, a high-capacity hard disk drive (HDD) for surveillance applications. Toshiba’s purpose-built line of 3.5-inch HDDs is available in capacities

up to 4 TB. The 6Gb/s SATA drives spin at 7200rpm and support the industrystandard 512n sector lengths with RV compensation to keep performance under multiple HDD configuration, making the MD03ACA-V series best suited

for customers looking for 24/7 video surveillance storage. The robust design of the MD03ACAV series provides storage to various video recorders, including surveillance digital video recorders (SDVR), surveillance network video recorders (SNVR) and Hybrid SDVR, delivering 24/7 operation with a mean time to failures (MTTF) of 1 million hours. With up to 4TB of storage, the Toshiba’s MD03ACA-V enables support for higher resolution data streams, addresses the need for longer surveillance video retention periods, multistreaming capabilities, wider temperature resistance and uninterrupted write applications. “Video surveillance continues to play an important role in broad range

environments,” said Kashiwabara, Senior Manager of Marketing Sec., Toshiba Digital Media Network Taiwan Corporation, “The MD03ACA-V series of drives are for surveillance applications and are designed to deliver high-definition video playback, and operate in 24x7 surveillance environments. Toshiba’s MD03ACA-V series is currently distributing across India through Rashi Peripherals. Rashi Peripherals has emerged to be one of the leading value added distributors in the country with 25 years of presence in IT distribution. Today Rashi has 58 branch offices and 60 centers spread across A, B, C & D class cities of India and more than 9000 partners/ customers in 750 cities/ towns. Their distribution brands comprise world leaders like ADATA, AMD, APC, ASUS, ECS, HP, INTEL, LOGITECH, LENOVO, LEADTEK, NETGEAR, NORTON, NVIDIA, PLANTRONICS, SANDISK, SAMSUNG, TARGUS and TOSHIBA.

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the latest developments that have taken place since the launch of Smart24x7 Mobile Application. Since the day of its launch, more than 70,000 people have downloaded and are using the App. Moreover, the App has become so popular that it has already been reviewed more than 1,000 times and has added more than 80,000 supporters on Facebook which shows the wide acceptance and trust in the application. According to CP Singh, the Founder of Smart Group, “We are pleased to present and share the milestones we have achieved so far since the launch of Smart24x7 Mobile platform. With an eye on public safety, especially for the safety of women, Police services in joint initiative with Smart24x7 Response Services Pvt. Ltd., have launched Smart24x7 mobile safety application to provide a convenient and efficient mode of communication in an emergency. We would like to thank all of them who had the vision about this application and

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have helped us in getting it developed.” This facility has been successfully launched in Gurgaon, Jalandhar and Jammu and is being used by the Gurgaon Police, Jalandhar Police and Jammu Police. Further, the app is about to be launched in Kashmir, Lucknow, Bangalore, Noida and Mehrauli, while discussions are on for Hyderabad, Mumbai, Goa and Rajasthan. In addition, the application is capable of helping two users in real time scenarios who live in different parts of the country. Even though users are not connected in those regions for these services, the system is still capable of helping them during an emergency. The special feature about the safety App is that it helps the victim connect with his near and dear ones, Police/ Fire/ Ambulance services automatically whenever they find themselves in trouble or need to find help for someone around them. It is a prominent approach towards strengthening existing protec-

tion levels. As smart phones today are an integral part of life, they are capable of aiding safety and security at home, at office and during transit globally.

Some of the key features of Smart24x7

● Panic alerts will be sent to designated people whenever the user presses PANIC button during an emergency. ● If GPRS is not working, alert will be generated via SMS. ● You can get instant help from nearest Police, Hospitals, Fire department etc. ● You can add your health information which can be utilized during a medical emergency. ● The Application does voice recording and photographs during the panic situation, and transfers them to the police. ● New features – ‘On the way to Office/ Home’ to inform your loved ones about your status.

Yogesh B. Dutta Appointed COO, Aditya Infotech Ltd.

ditya Infotech Ltd has recently announced the promotion of Yogesh B. Dutta as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the company. In his new role, Yogesh will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and ensuring the company’s wide alignment with competitive strategies to enhance marketing plans, sales strategies and their execution, and service delivery to business and strategic partners. He will manage overall organizational operations, customer experience, marketing, sales and public affairs. Earlier he was the Senior Vice President for Adityas’s Business

Operations. He joined Aditya group in 2003 as National Sales Manager to lead and oversee the expansion of business interests in IT region. He has served in multiple roles throughout the enterprise. On his appointment, Adity Khemka, CEO of Aditya Infotech Ltd said, “The move is aimed at bringing overJune 2014

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all efficiency in the organization and thereby achieving customers’ delight and loyalty. AIL will keep on rolling out its innovative strategies and game plans to drive the Indian security industry.” Discussing his new role, Yogesh stated, “AIL is numero uno in India in the security industry by far; the world is keenly watching us, and for us at AIL it is just the beginning of an exciting era ahead that we envisage for ourselves – to lead Billion+ smiles in a safe and secured world.”

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Cykey Air

Wi-Fi enabled Programmable Smart Key

n April 2014, Sellox changed the landscape of Electronic Locking Systems by formally introducing the ‘Cykey Air’ at the ISC West Security tradeshow in Las Vegas. This Wi-Fi enabled Cykey Air brings real-time capabilities previously restricted to lock-centric systems, to the key-centric Cylock solution enabling wireless updating of schedules, permis-

sions, and access events when the key is connected to an authorized Wi-Fi network. It has memory that contains encrypted access codes, a list of locks it may access, schedules of authorized dates and times it may access locks, and a begin-end date range during which the key will operate. The battery from a Cykey energizes the electronics within a Cylock cylinder when the Cykey comes in contact with the Cylock. This enables locks to be installed

“Investing in retrofitting and upgrading existing mechanical locks to a web based management system not only offers greater control over the system & more functionality but also is more affordable as it comes at a fraction of cost of a wired security system.” – Vishal Maheshwari National Sales Leader, Sellox B.V. (India) virtually anywhere without the need for power or wiring.

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● Real-time key programming. ● Real-time access control. ● Real-time audit reporting.

FSAI Bangalore Chapter Organizes Knowledge Series Program #3 on Basics of Fire Suppression

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n 26 April 2014, FSAI Bangalore Chapter along with UTC Fire & Security, conducted a technical training session on the Basics of Fire Suppression Systems, as an ongoing part of their Knowledge Series. The training comprised detailing the

various suppression systems viz., FM 200, Novec 1230 & the Inert Gas Systems that are available in the market. It covered the basic principles of system design as per NFPA 2001 standards, and its relevance along with applications. Topics that were discussed at length

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were – design concentration, fill density, system configuration, and quantity of agent to be provided, along with case studies. The training also covered the safety precautions while handling these systems from the EHS standpoint, handling the system at site and the installation parameters that needs to be considered there. 26 delegates registered for the said program from the corporate as well as individual members.

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eSSL Biocam300 HD IP Camera

ecent advances in biometrics have revolutionized the manner in which organizations store their employee records. Maintaining payroll, and time & attendance systems along with access to the office floor have become a common scenario these days. Organizations and SMEs are looking into technology beyond the ordinary. The increase in threats, and economic growth have pushed enterprises to install better and more advanced devices at their premises. eSSL, a pioneer in the biometric industry has fused two different technologies to provide maximum safety and security. Biocam is an amalgamation of biometrics and video surveillance, with general access control that has bought forth a new generation device. As the name indicates, Biocam has a feature of biometrics which allows time

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and attendance system, along with video surveillance. The inclusion of access control and face recognition based time and attendance has added an extra edge. Biocam300 is one of the world’s first HD IP camera with embedded facial recognition and display in a single unit. Using latest facial recognition algorithms, it can identify users from a database of 400 faces in less than one second. Users can be identified from a distance of 12.5 feet with built-in IR light source. The Biocam converges IP video and access control, an industry first. Relay I/O connect door sensor, electric lock and REX hardware.

Product features

● IP video surveillance + time and attendance. ● Access control.

● Remote control enrollment and settings. ● Day and night camera with WDR function. ● Auto noise filter. ● 84 degree projection angle. ● Low power consumption with working temperature of -10°C to 50°C.

Zicom Wins ‘Best Security Application in Retail’ Award

icom has won an award for ‘Best Security Application in Retail’ from Indian Retail Congress 2014 organised by Franchise India, the pioneer of franchise sector in India. This is the biggest awards for the retail industry which recognizes the achievements of India’s most successful retailers and brands across multiple categories in terms of business performance, customer experience, innovation and leadership in the retail sector. “We are proud to receive this award because it attracted varied nominations

From L-R: Gaurav Marya, Chairman, Franchise India; Vikram Raizada, Exe. Director & Chief Exe. Officer, Tara Jewels Ltd; Pramoud Rao, Managing Director, Zicom; and Salome Chavan, Business Manager, SaaS Enterprise, Zicom

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across categories from some of the best names in the industry,” said Pramoud Rao, Founder Managing Director, Zicom Electronic Security Systems Ltd., “The recognition is greatly motivating and I extend my gratitude to our consumers across India.” Based on an aggressive marketing campaign and owing to its uniqueness, the attendance for the awards night was remarkable. With a footfall of more than 500 people, various retail stalwarts were honored with prestigious awards at the glorious event held recently in

New Delhi. Zicom Electronic Security Systems Limited, the BSE and NSE listed Rs 6.9 billion security major has come a long way since its inception. The new-age Zicom 2.0 has successfully transitioned from a security company to an IT driven company using the power of IT enabled services effectively since 2010. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Zicom SaaS Private Ltd, as the pioneering provider of the new age mantra for security in India, it introduced

the unique concept of Electronic Security as a Service (E-SaaS) to enterprises and housing societies to provide cloud based remote monitoring systems and business intelligent support. It offers remotely managed security services on a Recurring Monthly Revenue (RMR) model. E-SaaS remotely monitors retail shops, retail chains, bank branches, ATMs, residences/ societies etc., using electronic security equipment and offers security services through state-of-the-art Zicom Command Centre (ZCC).

Mumbai International Airport Entrusts Premises Security to KritKal’s UVSS D

ue to privatization of airports in India, many cities upgraded their respective airports to technologically advance ‘architecture,’ to make the travel experience one of the best in the world. But in recent times, terrorist outfits across the globe are using latest and innovative means to attack high profile buildings and premises, making airports vulnerable to possible terrorist attacks. So in addition to the latest technology and smooth flow of air traffic, enhancing security parameters is topmost priority for airport developers. KritiKal SecureScan (KSS), an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi incubated entity and the leading manufacturer of Under Vehicle Scanning System (UVSS) in India, with over 300 installations, secures the newly built terminal T2 of Mumbai International Airport Limited

(MIAL), by installing several UVSS at the Multilevel Car Parking (MLCP) of MIAL. Spanning across 4.3 million square feet, and with integrated state-of-the-art facilities including multilevel car park for 5,000 cars, makes MIAL one of India’s best International airports. With the growing amount of air-traffic and associ-

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ated vehicular traffic to the airport premises, there was an urgent requirement for scrutinizing vehicles entering at all seven entry gates of MLCP in real time. ZenScan®-Automated under vehicle scanning system by KritiKal SecureScan, coupled with other security and parking systems are installed at MLCP to enable security. As soon as a car comes to the entry point, the first boom barrier goes up and then the car moves on the ZenScan® UVSS, the driver draws a ticket from the parking ticket dispenser, after getting a signal (go ahead) from UVSS operator, the second boom barrier opens and the car goes inside the car parking. Due to real time automated feature and high quality composite image of the underside of the vehicle, ZenScan makes the premise more secure to vehicle borne threats.

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Introduces

CP-PLUS 850 and 1000 TVL Cameras

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P PLUS TeknoLogix Labs rolls out CP-PLUS 850/ 1000 TVL infrared bullet and dome cameras for coverage ranges varying from 20-60 meters. Each camera is equipped with in-built high quality image sensor and features AGC (Automatic Gain Control), AWB (Automatic White Balance) and BLC (Back Light Compensation) for interference and noise free images.

The 850 TVL range offers VF, IR dome and bullet cameras in 20-60 meter range, 850 TVL resolution, and image processing at an illumination of 0.2 Lux. This range features fixed lenses in 3.6,

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6 and 16 mm sizes and vari-focal range in 2.8-12 mm lenses. CP-LAC models have up to 36 LEDs and a maximum 40 meter range. CP-GAC models have array LEDs. CP-UAC models are smart IR with 20 meter range. The 1000 TVL range offers IR bullet cameras in 20-30 meter range, 1000 TVL resolution, and image processing at an illumination of 0.2 Lux. This range features fixed lenses in 3.6 and 6 mm sizes. CP-UAC models are smart IR with up to 30 meter range. In India, Aditya Infotech Ltd. is an exclusive distributor partner of CP PLUS GMBH & Co. KG, Germany for their brand CP PLUS. CP PLUS 850 TVL cameras ● 3.6-16 mm fixed length and 2.8-12 mm MI. ● 17-36 LEDs from 20-40 meter range;

1/2 arrays LED in 40-60 meters. ● Dome, smart IR dome/ vandal dome/ bullet/ array bullet cameras in 20-60 meter range. ● High quality image sensor. ● AGC, AWB and BLC. CP PLUS 1000 TVL cameras ● 3.6 mm fixed length (CP-UACDC10HL2,CP-UAC-TC10HL2), 6 mm (CP-UAC-TC10HL3). ● Smart IR bullets – up to range 20/ 30 meter. ● High quality image sensor. ● AGC, AWB and BLC.

Pune RTO Select Bioenable Fingerprint Scanner for Driving Licence Registration

egional Transport Office of Pune has recently selected Bioenable fingerprint scanner for the driving licence registration in the city. The fingerprint scanner contains biometric software that is used for verification, authentication and identification purposes. With the same, one person would not be able to get a second driving license from another RTO and the authority would be able to put a stop on fraudulent cases. The registration centres at RTO would now have a computer along with related devices from BioEnable Technol-

ogies Pvt. Ltd. including a USB fingerprint scanner, digital signature pad and web camera. The person applying for a driving license would need to be present physically at the registration office. The photograph of the applicant along with his signature and impressions of both thumbs would be stored in a microchip attached to the license. The USB finger print scanners are manufactured by a Korean Company, Nitgen. Experts of the field are of the view that this would eliminate the role of agents when it comes to getting a new June 2014

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license. Pradeep Bhatia, the MD of the company said, “The product is a combination of superior quality and cost efficiency that helps to modernize the market of finger scanner. Under the National e-Governance Plan all state transport offices need to be computerised for managing vehicle registration and issuing driving licences more efficiently. Issuing biometric driving license or smart card driving license is a part of the National e-Governance Plan.” The product is used by Pune and PCMC road transport department to

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issue biometric driving licences. It is applicable for Government and Civil ID projects, corporate identity management, verifications for visitors and members, and computer security by fin-

gerprint enabled logon. The fingerprint scanners by the company are being used for a number of different applications in defence, banking and security in the present times. The

product contains biometrics software that makes it safe to store information. The scanners make identification of the applicant easy without remembering the passwords.

Surat Safe City Project – One Year On Delta’s Video Wall has been the heart of the complete video surveillance system

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fter a year of commencement, Rakesh Asthana, the Commissioner of Police, Surat commemorates the success of Surat Safe City project. He appreciates Delta’s installation for the project, and talks about the current scenario of safety in Surat and the expansion of the project.

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he Surat Safe City project was initiated as there was an ardent need to enhance the safety and security of Surat based on its large population, and concentration of key industries such as diamond, textile, engineering, and oil and gas. The Surat City Police took the initiative and planned a homeland security project of phase wise installation of approximately 5,000 CCTV cameras throughout the city. An effective city

surveillance system with state-of-theart command and control centre was the need of the hour. For the end-to-end execution of the project, an open bid invitation was floated which was won by the Surat-based Innovative Telecom & Softwares Pvt. Ltd. For the project, Innovative placed their trust on technologies from Verint System, IBM and Delta. After understanding the requirements from Surat Police and Innovative Telecom & Softwares Pvt. Ltd., Delta offered its highly reliable LED-lit 67” video wall solution in 9x2 matrix and ICON Pro controllers for this project.

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oday Surat has 104 cameras at 23 locations, mainly at entry and exit

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points – at the airport, railway stations, bus stands, main markets, and at all main traffic junctions. What is shot in real-time by the high-tech cameras with high density resolutions is constantly visible on the huge Delta video walls, that helps in proactively addressing any terror threat, effective traffic management and in-turn, improving the safety across the city. After a year of operation, the crime rate has started declining and Surat is turning safe and secure for its citizens. This project is the best example of the convergence of human and technological capability, and we are expecting that this project will prove more effective in crime detection and dropping the crime rate. The use of such technology and solutions in other areas of public administration will also improve services and quality of life.

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On the significance of Delta’s installation in the project

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elta’s video wall is the heart of the complete video surveillance system installed here that helps us monitor hundreds of CCTV cameras installed across Surat. Any incident including road accidents, crimes etc., are relayed in real time to the control centre. Surat Safe City project has proved to be a force-multiplier for Surat Police and is efficiently supporting the city surveillance tasks. With the help of Delta’s video wall solution, Surat Police is aptly able to manage the crime prevention activities with the minimal force allotment in the field by monitoring vast areas on the video walls from one single location, 24x7.

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elta’s expert engineers have been exceedingly supportive throughout. We haven’t faced any problem related to video wall till now, and have been given an extraordinary service and support from the team.

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he project is being implemented in 5 phases covering an area of 326 sq km and aims to deploy a network of 5,000 surveillance cameras at 500 locations. We have completed the first phase which included installation of 104 CCTV cameras, a command and control center, a data center with 200TB storage, and an integrated phys-

ical security information management system. Phase II of the project has already commenced with the city site survey and location selection for camera installation. There is a complete scope of city infrastructural development and better evolution of this project in the future. It is designed for future expansion and growth of a citywide security monitoring system. It is a new beginning of an era of safe and smarter cities for future secure environments, and the project can be upgraded at any point and for any level of surveillance requirements. Delta’s video wall solution has been an immense help for the Surat City Police in handling safety, traffic and emergency issues and I hope in future as well, we will greatly depend on it.

Aditya Introduces HD Technology Upgrade Offer

ditya Infotech Ltd. has recently launched ‘HD Technology Upgrade Offer’ for the channel partners and system integrators. Under the offer, partners can exchange any old working/ non-working cameras, and get the existing system ungraded to high definition cameras and DVRs from CP PLUS and Dahua. Yogesh B Dutta, COO at Aditya Infotech Ltd said, “The Indian market has a huge installation base, where customers face varied problems such as burnt cameras, short circuits in cameras, poor resolution, poor clarity and grains etc., which

defeat the purpose of surveillance. By introducing technology upgrade offer, we reaff irm our commitment to the industry to bring and maintain high quality and performance, thereby winning customers’ delight and improving their overall surveillance experience. “We strongly feel that HDCVI is going to redefine how people look at surveillance in India. Our system integrators can confidently go back to their old installations and offer them an exchange offer. This will not only increase their business but also add value to it.” June 2014

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Aditya Khemka, CEO & Director at Aditya Infotech Ltd said, “HDCVI is the path breaker in the overall crowded analog market where the customer is always confused which TVL to buy and why? With HDCVI, available in CP PLUS and Dahua, the customer is assured of quality and performance. This is the f irst-of-its-kind offer in the industry which sets a new milestone for the revolution and upgradation in the Indian sub continent. We are committed to endeavour towards the vision of a billion smiles with safe and secured India.”

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VIVOTEK’s Cameras Provide Seamless Security in Khalij Hospital of Bushehr City, Iran Background: Patient safety and medical quality are top priority

tical zoom and pan/tilt functionality, thereby ensuring top security for the nurse station, which is the first line that protects patient safety. The FD8162 is characterized by its use of wide dynamic range (WDR) technology, which offers an extended camera range that covers a larger span between bright and dark areas in the image. WDR cameras are generally used in places with high contrast lighting conditions, such as building entrances and areas near windows. This made the FD8162 the most suitable product to be installed at the entrances of Khalij Hospital. VIVOTEK’s IP8362, designed with a removable IR-cut filter and built-in IR illuminators for both day and night applications and IP67-rated housing, is a top tier outdoor bullet network camera for diverse outdoor applications. As for the speed dome network camera SD8362E, it offers full HD resolution and WDR Pro technology, which enables users to identify image details in extremely bright as well as dark environments. In addition, the SD8362E with a 20x optical zoom lens is able to capture details at top-notch quality. For these reasons, the IP8362 and SD8362E were selected for the outdoor areas of the hospital.

To ensure patient safety and optimize medical quality, a reliable surveillance system is critical for hospitals, especially for those located in highly populated areas. Bushehr is the capital of Bushehr Province, which is located in southeastern Iran. With a population of over 200,000, demands on medical care are high in Bushehr City. As one of the biggest hospitals in Bushehr City, Khalij Hospital endeavors to provide the citizens of Bushehr with top quality medical care. To enhance the security network of the hospital, Khalij Hospital commissioned Pooya Fara Negar (PFN), VIVOTEK’s local distributor, to install a security network in March 2014.

Solution: Outstanding qualities guarantee excellent security For this project, 208 of VIVOTEK’s high quality cameras, including 80 FD8166, 95 FD8136, 15 PZ8121, 1 FD8162, 15 IP8362, and 2 SD8362E were deployed to provide security in various corners of Khalij Hospital. For corridors and indoor areas, FD8166 and FD8136 were installed. FD8166 and FD8136 are the world’s smallest fixed dome network cameras; making them the ideal choice for small spaces. With a setup time of less than 120 seconds, the installation of both cameras was quite quick and easy. With a size of only 90 mm in diameter, VIVOTEK FD8136 and FD8166 are without doubt an all-in-one surveillance solution that fulfills a wide variety of needs for indoor surveillance. PZ8121, a PoE PTZ Network Camera, was installed at the nurse station because of its high-performance network camera that features 10x op-

VIVOTEK ST7501 is a video management software that features reliable recording and easy video management. ST7501 provides functions such as recording, live media data, and instant playback, all of which can be installed and operated on a single computer or separate computers according to the client’s preferences. ST7501 is able to record network video streams at a maximum of 32 channels. For video playback, numerous advanced functions such as searching, browsing, and exporting can be used. These outstanding qualities guarantee excellent security management, an objective that VIVOTEK products proudly met in Khalij Hospital.

Customer Feedback: State-of-the-art technology sustains hospital’s security and reliability Hospital security is highly associated with medical quality. A better medical environment is needed to be created for both medical personnel and patients. The use of VIVOTEK products, which provide state-of-the-art technology, guarantees satisfaction. VIVOTEK anticipates collaborating with more hospitals and medical institutions in the future to increase patient well-being and create a friendlier medical environment worldwide.

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Realizing the True Value of Today’s Megapixel Cameras

Improved imaging technology and lenses, embedded analytics, on-camera recording/ storage and integrated access control make megapixel cameras a cost-effective solution By Wendi Burke and Scott Goldfine

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ver the past 10 to 15 years, advancements in megapixel technology have changed the video surveillance landscape exponentially. With the continuous development of processors, sensors, lenses and edge technologies, surveillance cameras have far surpassed

grators to expand service offerings and cultivate new revenue streams. Brought to you by IQinVision, this article is intended to educate readers about the bold new megapixel world. So let’s see how processing power, imaging technology, more sophisticated lenses, higher resolutions and edge functionality are propelling the industry to new heights.

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n the late 1990s, the initial IP camera offerings did little more than stream low-resolution video from the camera to a DVR for primarily documentation purposes. Captured video provided recorded images but no forensic level detail or legally admissible evidence for prosecution. These cameras carried a hefty footprint, performed poorly in low light and were years away from providing additional on-camera features or applications. Today’s IP cameras have enough processing power to not only provide multistreaming forensic quality video June 2014

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with image optimization and noise reduction, but also run analytics directly on the camera before being pushed over the network. Video is recorded

Evolution of Camera Processing Capabilities Legacy cameras ● Single-core microprocessor. ● Up to 5-megapixel (MP) resolution still images at 3 fps. ● 640 x 480 lines of resolution (VGA) video at up to 30 fps. ● 1,280 x 720 video at up to 15 fps. ● 2D noise reduction. Present cameras ● Faster single-core processors. ● Up to 14-MP resolution. ● Full HD 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps. ● 3 MP @ 20 fps. ● 5 MP @ 12 fps. ● 10 MP @ 3 fps. ● 4 Independent H.264/ MJPEG streams. ● Capable of analytics, digital p/t/z, WDR, 3D noise reduction. Future cameras ● Dual-core processor over 1GHz. ● 32-MP maximum resolution. ● 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160p @ 30 fps). ● Up to eight simultaneous streams. ● Panoramic 180º/360º dewarping with multiple windows. ● Hardware accelerators for analytics, digital p/t/z, virtual cameras, image stabilization, 3D noise reduction.

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any number of ways including NVRs, network attached storage (NAS), oncamera storage, or ‘cloud’-based solutions. Today’s surveillance video is routinely utilized to positively identify persons, objects, vehicles and actions/ events, and is legally admissible for prosecution. In addition to amazing high-definition image quality, cameras are capable of performing real-time video analytics, digital pan, tilt and zoom (p/t/z) and integrated access control applications (although they are often limited to performing one of these functions at a time). Future technologies will continue to push the boundaries of commonly accepted camera capabilities. With the industry’s hunger for more processing power with lower bandwidth consumption over the network, the camera is the critical path within the system solution to address this issue. The development of powerful multicore CPUs and advancements in video compression are enabling many processes and applications to run simultaneously on the camera rather than on a centralized recording server. As the adoption of edge technologies continues to increase in popularity, the ability of the camera to perform highly complex processes while providing the clearest usable video will become the new customer expectation.

Today’s megapixel cameras include features like multizone motion detection that can trigger motion-based recording vs. streaming images 24/7 over a network

better resolution. Better low-light performance is being realized and sophisticated sensors are capable of digital gains and other functionality that enhance the recorded images. In addition, larger images are able to be recorded with higher frame rates than ever before. Lenses are one of the most important, and costly, elements of surveillance cameras. The capabilities of video cameras would not be where they are today, or heading where they will be tomorrow, without major advances in what may be as much art as it is science. Here are three leading considerations: 1. Glass quality – higher quality glass and the polishing of that glass help improve optical resolutions especially when dealing with smaller

pixel sizes. 2. Precision mechanic assemblies help align the lens elements precisely. 3. Lens coatings help the sensor deal with issues such as lens flare. The push to higher resolutions has had a rippling effect on other facets of a video surveillance system as well. Following are three areas requiring special attention: 1. More pixel density means more bandwidth requirements. 2. Select higher quality lenses capable of delivering images with wider dynamic range. 3. Select quality monitors capable of

Evolution of Lens Technology Older lenses ● 3.1-MP sensor. ● 1/2 inch. ● 3.2μm pixel size. ● 61dB dynamic range. Present lens technology ● 3.1-MP sensor. ● 1/3.2 inch. ● 2.2μm pixel size. ● 100dB dynamic range. ● Backside illumination.

displaying the pixels and dynamic range that the camera is capable of producing. The image is only as good as what you can view it on especially when moving to greater than 5 megapixels.

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Pushing technology to ‘the Edge’

The image quality of cameras has expanded tremendously over the years. The resolution for today’s 4K Ultra HD resolution is 27 times greater than what was achievable from the first cameras, enabling larger images to be recorded at higher frame rates to produce clearer image capture

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including increased processing power, on-camera storage and recording, analytics, embedded video management systems (VMS), integrated access control solutions, and more. Let’s take a closer look at these benefits. As discussed, increased processing power allows many functions traditionally handled by the server or NVR to take place on the camera before being pushed over the network. This can result in decreased bandwidth on the network and the server or NVR being able to support additional cameras. On-camera storage can be utilized for recording video in small server-less systems for redundant backup, or in remote locations. This allows cameras to be placed in areas too distant to make it practical to wire or those locations where setting up a network would be cost prohibitive. In more traditional video surveillance architectures, this also enables fault tolerance in the event

of network failures. Analytics can be managed and operated on the camera saving bandwidth and decreasing the amount of video pushed through the server. For example, motion-based recording would be triggered and processed on the camera rather than sending a 24/7 stream of video over the network. For more complex analytics that require more intensive computing, the camera can perform preprocessing on the video and then send the metadata to the server with or without the video. Many cameras are now capable of embedding a VMS on the camera. This eliminates the need for expensive recording servers making server-less, lowcamera-count systems very cost effective. The cost benefits of these types of systems are significant and provide a means of surveillance not previously available. Integrated access control applications are now also available. IQaccess is an on-camera intelligent software that turns select IQeye cameras into a basic June 2014

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access control system or remote attendant/ notification system. Whenever IQaccess is triggered, a video alert window pops up in every IQaccess-enabled Windows PC. It allows the responder to have audio or visual verification of the trigger event and perform an action such as: open a door, activate an alarm, turn on lights or control any other device you have connected to your camera’s relay output. In the example above, if a visitor rings the doorbell on the intercom device, the user, say an office secretary, sitting at a workstation would get a video notification. After visual verification via the camera stream and a verbal conversation over the intercom, the secretary could remotely open the door and authorize the user to enter. All this functionality would be powered by the smart camera.

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ith all of the amazing technological advancements in megapixel cameras, the value proposition continues to increase every day. When one takes into account the full array of benefits available to megapixel camera users today, there is little question that these advancements have enabled users to not only realize huge improvements in image quality and usable footage, but also in cost savings. Soon we’ll see top-of-the-line surveillance solutions consisting of fewer cameras covering larger areas, recording video to high capacity on-camera storage, simultaneously running advance analytics and all while being managed remotely via the embedded VMS. Imagine the cost savings obtainable in such a system.

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Security Cameras Gain 4K Functionality, Though Some Warn About Cloud

By Brian E Walsh Web Design & E-Marketing Specialist

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ecurity professionals will attest to the strength of the modern security camera. Loaded with dozens of features and possibilities, the equipment can help businesses perform tasks from theft prevention to monitoring of equipment. Its prowess continues to grow as companies take advantage of new technological features, though some warn of limitations from certain models.

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ne recent model release concerns the AR1011Hs model camera from Aptina, which is the first security camera that utilizes ultra-high definition 4K image technology. With a oneinch-tall optical image sensor that can adapt to any lighting needs in the average situation, the camera offers 60 frames per second, twice as many as traditional sensors can. In the event that

a user wants 1080p HD video, they can see that framerate leap as high as 120 frames per second. This isn’t the only new release. For users who need to use smaller camera formats, additional new models of security cameras offer half-inch lenses that can increase the average product’s signal-to-noise ratio while lowering the operating power at the same time. These models can operate without sacrificing dynamic range or image quality. It’s expected that implementing cameras like these can lead to a notable reduction in ownership costs for those adopting them, as they work to streamline the average production capabilities of the camera.

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nother recent technology development has provided a lot of improvement for a number of businesses, but ComputerWorld warns that its improve-

ments may not be as great as users may believe. One user of a cloud-based camera noted that at times he’d receive alerts for motion detection without being able to immediately access them. Additionally, having to pay extra for around-theclock monitoring meant he may have had no idea who broke into a location when he checked the alert, with the potential to drop or lose important imaging. While these pieces of technology are by no means worthless, the news source noted that there are a number of additional improvements in other corners of the market that may be better investments. More full-fledged security systems for an overall operation can include mobile functionality for a minor add-on fee, meaning that users won’t just be able to check their cameras but other smart devices as well. This means that a user can lock up a store after closing while sitting in their car, for example. Shopping around may shine light on these new features.

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QinVision’s next generation IQeye Sentinel delivers up to 12MP resolution and is ideal for outdoor applications that typically cover wider fields of view. It offers vibrant, crisp images using cutting-edge imaging sensor and encoder technology capable of producing 4K Ultra HD video at 30 frames per second. The new Sentinel offers approximately 6 times the pixels available in a standard HD1080p camera, enabling greatly increased pixel density

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maintaining the original pixel density. The next generation 12MP Sentinel pushes beyond the boundaries of commonly accepted camera capabilities. It has enough processing power to not only deliver multi-streaming forensic quality video with enhanced image processing and noise correction, but also run analytics directly on the camera before pushing video over the network. The cameras will have general availability later in 2014.

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xis Communications recently unveiled its first 4K resolution camera, AXIS P1428-E. The 4K standard is defined and approved by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and offers a video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30 frames per second. The AXIS P1428-E Network Camera is the top-of-the-line model in the compact AXIS P14 Series, designed for outdoor and demanding indoor environments. The AXIS P14 Series consists of seven network camera models ranging from HDTV 1080p to 4K allowing customers to select the camera that best meets their specific requirements and budget, offering efficient and reliable video surveillance in any environment. The new AXIS P1428-E offers a number of value adding features such as remote zoom and focus, a built-in slot for micro SD/ SDHC/ SDXC memory

cards and I/O connectors for interfacing with external devices. “Simply put, 4K offers four times the resolu-

tion of HDTV 1080p. It is an established industry standard both in motion picture production and for consumer displays with a dramatic pace of market penetration. Now it’s time to make use of this new technology also in video surveillance,” says Erik Frännlid, Director of Product Management, Axis Communications. “An important factor in the development of this first Axis 4K camera was to bring the new industry stand-

ard into a product series intended to be implemented into practical use from day one. Initially, it is likely that most customers will be using a standard HDTV monitor. 4K makes it possible to enhance any portion of the screen without losing details. To manage bandwidth consumption, users can view the live video stream in HD 1080p and take advantage of 4K recordings for forensic purposes.” Axis was among the very first companies to introduce HDTV network cameras in the surveillance market. The introduction of the 4K technology into their product portfolio is a natural step in the journey to respond to customer demand. The AXIS P1428-E Network Camera with 4K resolution is planned to be available in Q3 2014 through Axis’ distribution channels at a suggested retail price of $999.

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4K Ultra HD Camera Technology Optimized 8.3MP resolution at 30fps with unparalleled image quality

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mance in both bright and low light environments. The superior image performance provided by the new 4K camera can reduce overall system costs by covering larger areas with fewer cameras. In fact, one of Arecont Vision’s new 4K cameras can replace several 1080p cameras that produce 2MP images at 30fps.

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IP Video Solutions in BANKING By Sudhindra Holla – Country Manager, Axis Communications India

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ess than a decade ago, conducting a banking withdrawal or deposit meant walking into a retail branch, approaching the teller window and making a standard transaction. Today, most people bank from the comfort of their own home – or office, or train or passenger seat in a car. Mobile banking has evolved over time and, if you ask most consumers, it’s something they’ve come to trust and rely on as usage numbers continue to rise. If consumers have evolved and adopted the Internet as a standard medium for handling banking transactions, why has the banking industry been slow to adopt IP technology as a solution standard for physical security? One reason for the slow adoption is in part based on the proprietary design of existing systems combined with today’s IT departments being

challenged to support disparate systems. This means they have multiple systems with multiple functions to understand all while trying to maintain critical network security and integrity across the entire company. Frankly, to many IT departments in the banking world, IP video is considered yet another disparate system that they must ‘worry about.’ There are many advanced technologies that could improve bank security procedures and system cost – such as edge storage with integrated VMS running in-camera, hosted video solutions that utilize banks’ data centers, intelligent applications and advanced imaging technologies. But before these topics can be even remotely considered, there are five popular myths of IP video solutions in the banking world that must first be addressed.

Myth #1 – IP video isn’t secure

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segment’s main concerns for not wanting cameras and recording devices connected to their enterprise network. This is primarily because most analog system DVRs with network capabilities that they are familiar with come with pre-installed proprietary software with no ability to install Anti-virus software. Without the required IT approval to attach the DVR to the enterprise network, remote functionality is severely impacted. Yet in an environment where the ability to conduct timely investigations is critical, remote connection could make the difference in improved operational efficiencies, retrieving critical video data for law enforcement and closing out investigations in a timely manner. Because of this, physical security managers in banking have started to realize that IP video solutions can not only help augment diminishing security staffs, but can also improve investigation processes in a secure manner. This has been a catalyst to not only educate themselves but also their IT

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counterparts. IP video devices need to be attached to an enterprise network in order to take full advantage of its ability to integrate with other security solutions. Today’s best IP-based security devices should be considered another network appliance to an IT staff with confidence, as they will meet most of the same network security standards and employ multi-level passwords, SSL encryption, VPNs and firewalls. When combined with today’s open technology standards, these devices should be accepted by most IT departments to be easily and securely attached to a corporate enterprise network – without causing any compromises.

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andwidth consumption is the second major concern in the banking segment. The belief is that video – especially high-quality video – running across the network will severely impact the bottom line by slowing business-related traffic. This translates to dollars lost. Although this is a logical concern for someone new to the technology, proper network design and camera configuration by an experienced integrator will show the exact effect that the proposed system with have on bandwidth – which should quell many concerns. With that in mind, many physical security managers have started including their respective IT managers as part of their overall security strategy to better understand bandwidth needs and consumption. This allows them to educate their IT counterparts on video compression advancements, get initial buy-in for future solution strate-

gies and lend assistance with scaling network requirements (and potentially share budgets) to include physical security needs. Ultimately the benefit that has come out of this new collaborative approach is that IT managers are starting to realize that video will periodically need to be accessed over the network. However, with the rise of extremely efficient compression methods like H.264 and edge functionality controls inside network cameras, bandwidth requirements have decreased significantly. Remember, bandwidth consumption is contingent on how effectively the overall system is designed, which takes planning. With the use of eventbased and scheduled recording or local NAS drives, there’s no need to stream countless amounts of video over the network to a remote storage device.

Myth #3 – IP video isn’t cost effective

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ost physical security managers in the banking segment are constantly faced with the challenge of doing more with less. They are very accustomed to sticking with what has been the best solution for their budget: currently analog CCTV. Since an analog camera is essentially a dumb device that can see in a lower resolution, it stands to reason that it would be cheaper than today’s advanced HDTVquality IP cameras. But if you are only comparing apples to apples, analog camera vs. IP camera, you’re neglecting the total cost of the analog system over time vs. what the IP system will cost during the same time period. Unlike an analog camera that is totally dependent on the head end for video processing and management, IP June 2014

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cameras change the game by allowing a new way of designing and utilizing video solutions. An analog system may be the least expensive solution for the first year of deployment, but the bank is then boxed in by having to roll out DVRs that normally have 16 or 32 available ports. If a 16-channel DVR has reached capacity but another camera or two must be added to monitor the lobby, you either have to add an additional expansion module or DVR, which can be very costly. With tight physical security budgets, a more cost effective long-term solution would be to design an IP system with future scalability only limited by the VMS (video management system) selected. Additionally, today’s IP cameras are intelligent devices that allow for video processing within the device. If comparing to analog, it’s the difference between an old flip phone and a smartphone. Both will make a call but one is clearly a more advanced device that can process a plethora of downloadable apps that are constantly being developed and rolled out to take advantage of the smartphone’s capabilities. Value per cost is much in favor of an IP solution. One such value – easy remote control, management and investigations, especially for organizations that cover a wide geographical area – leads to less costly travel and faster incident resolution. This too should be factored into total cost considerations. Also, IP cameras can be leveraged individually, provide distributed video processing capabilities and offer redundant onboard storage in case of a network interruption, which eliminates the single point of failure of a traditional DVR. Routine maintenance and recording failures common with DVRs are eliminated because network

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video updates can often be done remotely and before a failure – again saving time and money. Next consider that the number of remote or kiosk ATM locations is constantly growing. Deploying a DVR solely for one or two analog cameras drastically increases the overall cost for providing video coverage. In a total IP solution, a single camera can be installed with in-camera SD card or local NAS storage (i.e., edge storage) and remotely connected to provide the same intended coverage. Combine all these benefits and the total cost of ownership with benefits gained far out weight the initial investment for the future scalability ahead.

Myth #4 – Going to IP means I have to start from scratch

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he goal for physical security managers is to improve the efficiency of their operation and stay within budget. In financial institutions, physical security departments are a critical expense to the very precious bottom line. It’s no wonder that when most security managers are weighing how to leverage new IP video solutions to improve their overall operations, they are somewhat concerned that it means they must make a huge initial investment to get started. However, with today’s hybrid technology, migrating to a totally IP-based solution is much easier and full of different options. The ability to utilize existing cameras, existing coax cable, video encoders and Ethernet to Coax converters makes it possible to leverage most of an existing system (and investment) while migrating to digital technology as budgets permit. In the banking segment, the physi-

cal security manager can get the best of both, allowing older devices to be replaced over time while providing improved future scalability, image quality and functionality. This ability to envision an acceptable scaled migration plan that can be budgeted for becomes a more realistic strategy, and enables much better use of live and captured video.

Myth #5 – There aren’t very recognizable differences between analog and IP

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n the surface, both technologies perform a core task: record and replay video. Ninety-nine percent of all video surveillance today is deleted before it’s even seen by anyone. Some use this as a point to ask: Why should I switch? If you’re looking to do more with live or stored video, IP video is a marked improvement over analog. With the adoption of HDTV and megapixel cameras, greater levels of detail can be achieved in a captured image. In essence, what’s gained in the banking segment is the ability to have more pixels on target that can be analyzed for incident investigations where the smallest of details are used by law enforcement. The ability to digitally zoom in and maintain a greater level of clarity on a teller line for improved facial recognition is only one of the immediate advantages of IP video. Banks will also gain the ability to take full advantage of video analytics, which can provide better use of the video being captured. With the adoption of the ONVIF IP video standard, overall system integration capabilities are greatly improved allowing for multiple systems to seamlessly work June 2014

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together to enhance the security of retail banking centers, mission critical data centers and card processing facilities. Another ‘difference’ isn’t one that you can see. One of the major challenges for banking security managers is the cost and demand of site visits to conduct system upgrades. This not only requires the cost of sending a technician out to visit each site, it takes tremendous coordination and can sometimes impact standard business operations since DVRs are normally located in secure locations that require someone to provide access. Open standards make it easier to keep end devices up-to-date with remote firmware upgrades pushed out to the edge device as well as the ability to integrate with a wider array of software solutions. Video solutions of the future will not only meet current physical security needs but provide opportunities for overall operational enhancements.

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ith technological innovations continuing to move forward at a faster pace than ever, reality is making IP video surveillance solutions the only viable alternative for meeting today’s and tomorrow’s security demands. Open standards, edge storage, encoders and other cost effective migration options are making it easy for banks and financial institutions to move seamlessly into market-leading technology – but both physical security and IT departments need to be on the same page. Develop a strategy that’s specific to the organization’s need and direction, and examine ways IP video can improve operations and security.

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Aimetis ALPR Offers a Comprehensive Range of Vehicle Management Options

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imetis VE410™ Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) is available as a video engine within the Aimetis Symphony™ VMS and analytics platform. Configured within the Symphony™ user-interface, it offers the perfect solution for detecting and indexing vehicle license plates. The Aimetis ALPR capability is designed for vehicle access control applications, where barriers are lifted (or closed) on recognition of vehicle’s license plate

from a white or black list; traffic control and enforcement applications; toll collection points; border crossings; and as a marketing tool where patterns of vehicle use are logged. The VE410™ provides out-of-thebox Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) functionality for analogue or network cameras. License plates and their corresponding images are stored for reference and subsequent searching. A wide range of actions and alarm sce-

narios can be triggered on recognition of a listed license plate. Key features of the Aimetis VE410™ ALPR system include a low error rate; successful detection in multiple lanes of traffic, either stationary or moving; recognition of license plates from different regions and countries; video search by license plate; white and black list support and easy software configuration within Aimetis Symphony™.

Avigilon Adds Intelligent Video Analytics to its Expanding Product Portfolio with the Introduction of the

Rialto™ Analytics Appliances High-performance analytics and high-definition imaging come together to provide increased protection

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vigilon Corporation announces the addition of the Rialto™ video analytics appliance family to its product portfolio. The Rialto appliances provide realtime event detection and verification, enabling users to proactively identify any unusual activity that occurs in a monitored scene and take immediate action as necessary. Users can effectively lower costs and increase efficiencies, reduce on-site theft and vandalism, and provide real-time crime prevention to secure assets with this technology. Following Avigilon’s recent acquisition of VideoIQ, Inc., this release marks the introduction of industry-leading video analytics to Avigilon’s end-to-end security solution. The patented Rialto technology, when combined with high-

definition video imaging, will provide users with superior perimeter surveillance to help protect property, assets and personnel. The flexibility and ease of installation offer a cost effective way for companies to integrate video analytics into their current analog or IP video surveillance system. “We are truly excited to be introducing the Rialto analytics appliances to address customers’ needs,” said Ian Povey, Avigilon’s Director of Product Management and Product Marketing, “With a prominent team of analytics developers and a broad portfolio of intellec-

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tual property, we are readily integrating best-in-class video analytics technology into our award-winning, high-definition solutions. Additionally, our global sales team is well positioned to take this leading-edge technology to market with our vast network of over 2,000 partners and resellers.” The Rialto™ family of products is optimized by its ‘Teach-by-Example’ functionality, which enables users to give feedback about the accuracy of various alarm events as they are generated. Rialto products are able to learn from this feedback and increase future accu-

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racy, resulting in one of the lowest false alarm rates in the industry. This selflearning technology provides enhanced levels of protection, particularly suited for environments that require perimeter and intrusion theft protection, such as critical infrastructure and commercial installations. Core features and benefits of the Rialto series include: ● Self-learning analytics: Algorithmbased intelligence allows the system to recognize people and vehicles while ignoring irrelevant motion. ● True object classification: The system classifies people and vehicles, while ignoring other objects that are unimportant to the scene. ● High-definition analysis: Analysis

of video up to 1080p resolution allows for more accurate identification of object features to help reduce false alarms. Audio talk-down capabilities: Connects to external speakers for remote talkdown functionality to provide additional intrusion deterrence. Instant notification: Real-time SMS or e-mail notifications enhance on-site security and professional monitoring services. Ease of installation: Plug-and-play setup means quicker installation and near-instant realization of the benefits of analytics technology. Always-on technology: Video analytics are able to monitor an area 24/7, 365 days a year.

● Open platform: The system is designed to recognize third party analog and IP cameras.

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he Rialto™ analytics appliances enable users to add intelligent video analytics and storage to their existing Avigilon or third-party video surveillance system. Rialto products are available in three models and are compatible with IP, analog or thermal cameras for maximum protection. For a full list of model features and benefits, please visit the analytics section of the Avigilon website. Avigilon’s new Rialto™ analytics appliances are available immediately to all partners worldwide.

Hikvision HD IP Wi-Fi Kit brings CCTV benefits to Homes and SMEs

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ikvision makes CCTV surveillance easier and quicker for homes and businesses with the launch of its versatile HD IP Wi-Fi Kit. Featuring a simple 2-step start-up, each kit includes an advanced Wi-Fi camera and DS-7104NISL/W NVR together with Hikvision’s iVMS-4200/4500 video management software that enables users to monitor activity from anywhere, at any time.

The straightforward, wire-free installation and high-performance products make the HD IP Wi-Fi Kit ideal for homes, offices, stores and any smallto-medium sized enterprises. No networking knowledge or experience are required and the automatic Wi-Fi connectivity means users simply need to ‘Turn On’ and ‘Log In’ to begin recording. Connections for all available cameras are established automatically for instant sharing of images via Wi-Fi.

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cameras from Hikvision or third-party manufacturers. The IEEE 802.11b/g/n NVR supports live view, storage, and playback of connected cameras with a resolution of up to 5 megapixels, simultaneous HDMI and VGA output at up to 1080p resolution, and synchronous playback of two channels at 1080p and four channels at 720p resolution.

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home, office or business from anywhere and at any time.

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ive high-performance camera ranges are included in the HD IP Wi-Fi kit, all equipped with motion sensors and 3D DNR, digital WDR and ICR for clear images even under challenging lighting conditions. The DS-2CD2Q10FD-IW mini IR PT network camera and DS2CD2C10F-IW Alarm Pro Cube network camera are both one megapixel units ideal for homes and smaller business installations. Both cameras boast up to 64GB on-board storage capability through the integrated Micro SD/ SDHC/ SDHX card slot and the DS-2CD2Q10FD-IW is also

capable of being configured with up to four ROIs (regions of interest). A choice of higher resolution 1.3 and 3 megapixel, 1/3” CMOS cameras are available in either mini dome (DS2CD25xxF-IW series), fixed dome (DS2CD21xx-IW series) or cube network (DS-2CD24xxF-IW series) configurations. With maximum image resolutions of up to 2048x1536 pixels, each of these six cameras also features zone-configurable backlight compensation.

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he Hikvision HD IP Wi-Fi Kit recognizes that although different consumers and business users share the desire for easy, trouble-free instal-

lation and user-friendly operation, they have individual operational needs. By combining the DS-7104NI-SL/W NVR and video management software suites with a choice of up to eight camera models, Hikvision is ensuring that they can find a configuration that exactly matches their needs.

IndigoVision’s BX100 Encoder Brings High-End Performance to Mid-Range Market

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nnouncing the IndigoVision BX100 four channel encoder, part of the perfect package for migrating mid-range DVRs to IP. “The security industry thinks analogue is dead, but there are millions of analogue cameras still used worldwide. Most are in mid-range systems that are 20 cameras or less.” stated Marcus Kneen, IndigoVision’s Chief Executive Officer. “The mid-range market has been late to adopt IP video, instead using digital video recorders (DVRs) to manage and record analogue cameras. The DVR is usually the weak point, outdated technology with low quality video recordings and the inability to handle high definition (HD) or megapixel IP

cameras. We’re seeing a strong desire to migrate from mid-range DVRs to IP. Until now, the price has been too high or the technology performance too restricted.” The new IndigoVision BX100 four channel encoder is the gateway for midrange installations to an HD ready, future-proofed security system. Marcus continued, “The BX100 is perfectly priced for the mid-range marJune 2014

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ket. It may have a lower price, there’s no compromise on performance. Every camera input gives full frame rate, full resolution and better quality video than a DVR.” “Encoding analogue cameras to IP is just one part of the security system, the video still needs to be recorded and managed,” stated Paul Murphy, IndigoVision’s Head of Marketing, “Other manufacturers focus on either encoding and recording hardware, or management software. IndigoVision develops all of these, and each is optimised to work together, giving a security system that’s HD ready and future-proofed.” IndigoVision’s compact networked video recorder (NVR) is perfect for mid-

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range systems. Each Compact NVR can record up to 20 cameras, all at full frame rate and full resolution, removing video quality and performance issues seen with a DVR. “Used in some of the most demanding enterprise security systems in the world, IndigoVision’s Control Center video management software (VMS) is renowned for its high-end

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performance,” continued Paul, “Other VMS manufacturers limit features for mid-range installations. This limited performance makes operations difficult and slows response time. IndigoVision’s Control Center includes every feature, irrespective of installation size, giving incredible ease of use and ultra-fast response usually only seen in high-end systems.”

Control Center and the Compact NVR both support IndigoVision’s extensive range of HD and megapixel cameras, as well as over 350 third party IP cameras, making the system HD ready and future-proofed. Paul concluded, “With IndigoVision’s new BX100 four channel encoder, it’s time to ditch the DVR and join the IP club!”

RGB Spectrum’s Enterprise MCMS Takes on the World

GB Spectrum, an industry leader in control room solutions, announces the release of Enterprise MCMS, a control room management system that now extends monitoring and control around the globe. Building on the features of its MultiPoint® Control Room Management System (MCMS), RGB Spectrum’s new Enterprise MCMS is an innovative hardware and software platform that integrates disparate systems over IP (LAN/ WAN) without requiring custom software. With Enterprise MCMS, you can now consolidate control of various security subsystems including video management systems (VMS), legacy

DVRs, access control, life safety, building automation, GIS and/or call boxes from multiple sites in hours rather than weeks or months. Combining real-time display with multi-user KVM and extensive remote capabilities, Enterprise MCMS supports source computers and operators located anywhere in the world with 24/7 reliability. The secure, collaborative features of Enterprise MCMS make it ideal for use in mission-critical applications such as Security Operations Centers (SOCs). Enterprise MCMS uses RGB Spectrum’s innovative Video Desktop Adapter (VDA) technology to enable the consolidation of any source, any

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operator, and now, any place, under the control of one intuitive interface. This new control management system allows operators in multiple locations to share access to system resources, both local and remote. Competitive remote desktop control systems typically employ either VNC compression technology that optimizes for text and graphics but not video transmission, or H.264 compression technology, that works well for video but not text. In contrast, VDA devices utilize a proprietary adaptive compression technology that provides excellent high motion video as well as crystal clear text and graphics transmission in near realtime. The VDA is highly secure, using AES-256 and NSA Suite B cryptography to ensure a high level of security over public networks. To support mobile operators, the system encodes and transmits video, keyboard and mouse signals from a control room to remote sites. This provides operators at remote sites with real-time access privileges and shared control over any part of the Enterprise MCMS sys-

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tem for which they are authorized. VDA devices also allow Enterprise MCMS to control computers anywhere in the world. Simply connect a remote PC, with up to 4 heads, to a VDA encoder to allow those signals to be decoded, monitored, and controlled by any MCMS operator, at any site. Enterprise MCMS facilitates multisite collaboration. A hierarchical system of permissions and priorities allows operators at any site to control resources, enabling operators worldwide to share control of equipment, leverage expertise, and work together collaboratively to make critical decisions. To simplify operation and sup-

port a collaborative work environment, Enterprise MCMS’s highly-intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) offers a simple ‘drag-and-drop’ method of placing computer or video sources on control station displays or video wall monitors. The contents of a video wall can be captured on a single screen as part of the GUI and displayed anywhere in the world. This GUI is the cornerstone of the integrated Enterprise MCMS hardware/ software system, making it easy for operators to access resources and share control. Powerful remote capabilities combined with superb image quality, sophisticated control arbitration tools,

and a highly intuitive GUI make Enterprise MCMS the new industry standard for control room management solutions. RGB Spectrum provides innovative solutions for the display, recording, and transmission of computer and video signals. Since its founding in 1987, RGB Spectrum has established itself as a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video/ graphics processors and decision support systems. Company offerings include multiviewers, video wall processors, matrix switchers, codecs, recorders, and integrated solutions for control room management.

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An IP Version of its Hugely Successful X-SERIES™ PTZ and Dome Camera Range R

edvision will launch an IP version of its X-SERIES™ cameras for network-based CCTV applications at IFSEC 2014. Designed and manufactured by Redvision in the UK, the IP X-SERIES™ camera produces three video streams at up to 1080p, real-time, in H.264, MPEG4 or JPEG compression formats. The technologically advanced IP XSERIES™ camera uses a 1/ 2.8” CMOS image sensor, with wide dynamic range (WDR). It has exceptional low-light sensitivity, at 0.35 Lux in daylight mode and 0.05 Lux at night in Infra-Red (IR) mode. Each camera has a 20x optical and 12x digital zoom, 100 pre-sets, 24 tours, 16 alarm contacts and up to 24 privacy masks. Full integration with leading NVR and video management software (VMS) solutions ensures seamless,

network operation in most applications. The IP X-SERIES™ camera uses the same rugged, outdoor design as its well-established analogue counterpart, converting from a dome to a ball PTZ camera by the removal of an optional top cover. Day and night surveillance are enabled with IR or dual light (combined IR and white light), ultra-efficient, LED illuminators. IR and white light illumination are effective up to 150 metres and 120 metres, respectively, with both options providing reliable facial recognition at up to 40 metres. June 2014

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The IP X-SERIES™ camera has a flat, optically-correct, toughened glass camera window for image clarity. Low power consumption reduces the total cost of ownership and a comprehensive range of colours, finishes, mounts and brackets is available.

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Launches NOVA.16

16-door Access Control Panel for SK-NET™ System

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ecura Key announces immediate availability of the NOVA.16 (Model SK-MRCP) multi-reader access control panel. This new platform provides a major technology upgrade to Secura Key’s legacy SK-NET™ system. The NOVA.16 connects to the local area network, and it also connects to a high speed, RS485 peripheral network consisting of up to 16 single-door smart readers, each containing all of the inputs and outputs to control and monitor a single door. This combination of a control panel and smart readers is far more cost-effective than the traditional 2-reader or 4-reader control panel, or even the newer edge devices. It eliminates the labor and cost of cable home runs, and multiple control panel installations. This system architecture is similar to high-end system panels, but it is an entirely new topology for the 1-16 door market. With NOVA.16, expansion is easy and inexpensive: to add individual doors, just connect additional smart

readers and make all door connections at the reader. To go beyond 16 doors, additional NOVA.16s can be added to the network or daisy chained using RS485.

NOVA.16 reduces the number of control panels required for multi-door systems, which is a critical issue for IT, electrical and utility rooms, where space for security electronics is at a premium. NOVA.16 not only communicates with smart readers which are available

in contactless or proximity technologies, but it also communicates with the SKWIO-1 Single Door Wiegand Interface. The SK-WIO-1 allows any Wiegand device to be connected to NOVA.16, including keypad readers, biometric readers, long range readers, and non-Secura Key card readers. The NOVA.16’s RS-485 communications lines are hardened with gas discharge tube surge suppression. The NOVA.16 boasts a 3-Amp heavy-duty power supply with power line noise immunity, and it continually monitors backup battery status. Communications speeds and transaction storage capacity have more than doubled over previous controller models. The ARM platform will enable future feature enhancements and system upgrades. NOVA.16 can be combined with Secura Key legacy 2-door control panels on the same system, since they use the same programming conventions and user interface.

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Outdoor-ready 360° Panoramic Camera for Cost-Efficient Overview Surveillance A

xis Communications has launched the compact and competitively priced AXIS M3027-PVE, a 5-megapixel fixed dome that offers a 360° or 180° overview of wide areas. The IK10 vandal resistant, day/ night network camera is designed for indoor as well as outdoor

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panoramic outdoor-ready video surveillance solution. It offers price-sensitive market segments the option of using just one camera to get the big picture,” says Erik Frännlid, Director of Product Management, Axis Communications, “The camera also has substantial capacity for

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intelligent video applications and supports a wide range of video management software including the complimentary AXIS Camera Companion.” AXIS M3027-PVE, which is the latest addition to the lineup of outdoorready AXIS M30-VE cameras, can be mounted on ceilings, soffits or under porches for a 360° overview and on walls for a 180° view. The camera provides de-warped views such as panorama, double panorama and quad views, as well as view area modes where users can digitally pan, tilt and zoom in on areas of interest. Multiple streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG can be sent simultaneously. AXIS M3027-PVE offers I/O ports for connection to external devices. All cameras in the AXIS M30 Series come focused at delivery, which means short installation time. They support Power over Ethernet (IEEE

802.3af), which eliminates the need for power cables and reduces installation costs.

The new AXIS M3027-PVE Network Camera is outdoor-ready and offers 360° panoramic views

AXIS M3027-PVE offers considerable support for the installation of intelligent video applications through AXIS Camera Application Platform. Further, the camera’s built-in microSDHC card

slot enables several days of recording to be stored locally on a memory card. Using local storage together with the complimentary AXIS Camera Companion video management software provides users with an easy solution to remotely view and manage video from up to 16 cameras per site. AXIS M3027-PVE is also supported by other video management software including AXIS Camera Station, hosted video offerings and third-party applications through Axis’ Application Development Partner program. Client side de-warping of the 360º overview is supported by Axis’ video management software and also by some partners. AXIS M3027-PVE is ONVIF Profile S conformant. AXIS M3027-PVE is now available for order through Axis’ distribution channels at a suggested retail price of $799.

Winsted to Debut New Horizon Console

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eading control room furniture manufacturer Winsted Europe & Middle East will be launching their latest in innovative designed workstations with the new dual sit/ stand ‘Horizon’ console at IFSEC UK 2014. Changing positions throughout the day has been long proven to help minimise physical stress and fatigue improving focus, mood and productivity. Winsted’s new Horizon console takes performance and comfort to new heights

featuring two surfaces that adjust independently of each other at the touch of a button.

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The Horizon is aesthetically designed in a contouring curve and can be adjusted from 27.5” to 47” in height with adjustable monitor mounts for optimal viewing angles and ergonomic sight lines for control room staff. The new console offers further advantages including a flexible modular and ergonomic design. Terry Shough,

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General Manager of Winsted Europe & Middle East enthused, “The new Horizon offers a highly adaptable solution to demanding control room applications. The innovative design is an effective solution for reducing the risks associated with prolonged sitting. Operators can instantaneously sit or stand as they choose while remaining effectively engaged with the demands of the task in hand.”

Winsted’s design services include illustrative walk-through animations demonstrating the multiple benefits of ergonomically designed, modular and ‘future-proof’ solutions such as consoles, media storage equipment and monitor walls. Since its inception in 1963, Winsted has consistently pioneered console design and development. The company’s

product concept and design are driven by industry needs and demands, with many equipped ideas suggested by customers and developed with their inputs. A dominant force in the U.S market for nearly 50 years, Winsted expanded into overseas territories in 1975, primarily in the UK, and in 1976 began concentrated efforts to establish distribution in the Middle East.

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Wireless Perimeter Transmission Solution New NetWave® dual radio model supports wireless redundant ring, and drop and insert wireless network topology

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omNet Europe Ltd of Leeds in the United Kingdom, a division of ComNet Communication Networks, a USA-based manufacturer of fiber optic, wireless and copper transmission and networking equipment, has introduced the NetWave® NW8 wireless Ethernet link that is designed to support redundant ring and ‘Drop-and-Insert’ functionality on a wireless network. The NW8 is a dual radio version of the recently introduced NW series of environmentally hardened wireless Ethernet products. ComNet positions this product as a solution for large-scale perimeter protection for facilities such as airports, border patrol and other large facilities where a wired infrastructure is cost-prohibitive. The NW8 models feature dual gigabit Ethernet ports that support up to two IP connections and allow for multiple IP cameras to be aggregated onto the wireless network. The NW8 also supports optional IEEE802.3at PSE (Power

Sourcing Equipment) for powering PoE connected devices, such as IP PoE cameras and simplifying installation.

“Wireless Ethernet gives our customers an incredible amount of flexibility. Our goal of making wireless as easy as Power, Point and Play was step 1. Step 2 is to start examining different unique use scenarios and developing wireless products that solve those challenges. This dual radio NetWave® NW8 products are the result and solves that perimeter surveillance challenge,” said Steve Clarke, ComNet Europe Managing Director. “One mission at ComNet has always been to demystify transmission, be it June 2014

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fiber optic or Ethernet. NetWave® from ComNet simplifies wireless and gives our customers another solution,” Clarke concluded. With the introduction of NetWave® wireless Ethernet products, ComNet has become a single-source solution offering transmission solutions over all media types. “Our goal has always been to be a one-stop resource for all our customers, offering transmission solutions over copper, optical fiber and now wireless,” said Skip Haight, ComNet VP of Marketing, “We believe having a one place to turn to for USA-made quality solutions as well as an exceptional level of support will be a huge benefit for anyone implementing a transmission network.” ComNet offers an extensive line of fiber optic, copper and wireless video and data transmission equipment that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the security and intelligent transportation system market.

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Milestone Systems Releases

XProtect 2014 ®

New capabilities in Milestone video management software enable the next generation of integration, access control interoperability and optimized user experience

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ilestone Systems announces the release of the Milestone XProtect 2014 VMS product suite for partners and customers. The XProtect 2014 product suite addresses the entire security market regardless of the size, complexity or location of the installation. The Milestone XProtect clients are also optimized and updated to take advantage of the new XProtect 2014 capabilities. The full range of Milestone XProtect 2014 software will be showcased in live presentations at IFSEC International 2014. XProtect 2014 introduces several new advantages for Milestone customers and the Milestone partner ecosystem.

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he Milestone add-on product, XProtect® Access Control Module 2014, makes it possible to integrate different access control systems within the same customer installation. XProtect® Smart

Client provides a consolidated interface for operating integrated access control systems with dedicated functions to effectively monitor access events, manually assist passages and conduct investigations of specific access points or cardholders.

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ilestone introduces an ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface

“I am very excited about this 2014 release and the possibilities it gives both our customers and partners. If you look at the major enhancements we have done to the workflow around evidence handling, you will find that the new Smart Search, combined with Evidence Lock and the new storyboarding capabilities, shorten the time dramatically for producing evidence material. Add the new security capabilities that will make our advanced VMS products even more attractive for large and high-security installations. And this is just half of the story.” – Bjørn Eilertsen Vice President, Corporate Products Business Unit, Milestone Systems June 2014

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Forum) compliant framework for handling and storing video-related metadata for its XProtect advanced VMS product range that includes XProtect® Corporate 2014 and XProtect® Expert 2014. Metadata is any data adding an information layer to video and audio streams. The metadata framework can enable new possibilities for high-level integration: integrators can use metadata to connect with all types of IT systems and Milestone Manufacturer Alliance Partners can use the metadata integration to support cameras with built-in analytics.

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the recording server. ● Evidence Lock is a new function in XProtect 2014 VMS that secures the availability of video recordings for investigations by allowing the retention time for selected video sequences to be extended beyond the defined retention policies. ● The Storyboard function turns video into evidence by documenting a sequence of events. Piecing together video sequences from multiple cameras into a structured flow makes object tracking easy for logical, objective and straightforward review.

ity levels. Dual authentication provides an option for an additional level of system security, where a log-in or access is successful only when a second user approves it.

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ew ease-of-use features in XProtect 2014 VMS are centered on both Milestone partners and end users to ensure a simple and optimized experience working with a Milestone solution. For example, the product upgrade processes are enhanced to reduce time spent

“The 2014 update of the Milestone XProtect VMS suite reflects our dedication to provide solutions that are optimized for different market segments and customer needs. For small to mid-sized installations, the 2014 edition of the XProtect Professional VMS product suite is focused on simplifying every step in the deployment and use of our products. The goal is to provide solutions that meet our customers’ demand for easy-to-use video solutions that are also cost efficient to install and grow.”

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new security feature in XProtect is tiered administrator rights where administrative staff can be granted access to functions based on responsibil-

on maintaining the system. End users will benefit from a new interactive map functionality in XProtect® Essential and XProtect® Express that provides a graphical overview of the entire installation. Tooltips and cus-

tomization possibilities are added to the XProtect Smart Client to lessen the need for end-user training. Video Push with GPS metadata in Milestone Mobile enables first responders and security personnel to use a smartphone as a mobile camera for video coverage of incidents not viewed by stationary cameras. The GPS coordinates together with the video stream are pushed from the smartphone to the XProtect VMS system. Also of note is the Milestone Customer Dashboard, an online system monitoring service that enables Milestone resellers to obtain real-time system status of their customers’ installations. This enables proactive alerts and service to improve the customer experience. Milestone has also taken the open platform to a whole new level, introducing ONVIF-compliant support for metadata and a framework for integrating access control systems with their new XProtect Access Control Module. Both these initiatives empower the ecosystem of partners to develop new solutions and meet customers’ needs. The Milestone XProtect 2014 product suite is available now through the Milestone partner network.

Raytec Launch All-in-one VARIO Hybrid

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alarm via external devices e.g., on detection of a subject, to act as a visible deterrent or to provide additional colour picture information. Illumination on demand is highly effective at deterring crime and also reducing the system’s running cost and environmental impact. The same illu-

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minator can not only provide IR illumination for video surveillance or act as a visible deterrent, butcan also provide a safe and well lit area for pedestrians or workers when they enter the area. “Lighting should not be a static, stand-alone entity when it comes to designing high security systems,” comments Peter Hulme, Raytec’s Lighting Design Engineer, “A good system uses lighting as an interactive tool, fully integrated with other technologies on site to produce a highly responsive and effective system 24/7.VARIO Hybrid

helps system designers to easily and quickly achieve this.” As part of the VARIO family, VARIO Hybrid benefits from the full set of unique VARIO features including ‘Interchangeable Lensing’ to quickly and easily match the beam pattern to the camera FOV, elliptical beam patterns with ‘Hot-spot Reduction Technology’ for enhanced images and greater distances, ‘LED Status Indicators’ for easy diagnostics, and a hand-held ‘VARIO Remote Control’ for easy set-up and adjustment from ground level. Tony Whiting, Raytec’s Managing Director (joint) comments on the expanded VARIO family, “The VARIO range already includes a number of in-

dustry firsts such as VARIO IP PoE – the first ever CCTV illuminator to integrate into a VMS, and it is now further strengthened with the addition of new specialist solutions such as VARIO Hybrid, VARIO Lighthouse Kit and VARIO D-Zoom. Raytec and all our people are proud to be 100% focused on lighting and we always strive to offer innovative solutions with real, tangible benefits to the global market.” “The VARIO family of LED illuminators has quickly established itself as the industry’s first choice when it comes to CCTV lighting and truly offers a lighting solution for any application.”

ExacqVision IPS3020AP

All-in-one IP Appliance for video recording, web/ mobile client hosting and local live video display

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xacq, part of the Tyco Security Products business of Tyco has introduced the exacqVision IPS3020AP IP Appliance. The exacqVision IPS3020AP is a solution for video recording, web/ mobile client hosting and local live video display from the same desktop appliance. Up to 64 IP cameras per appliance which is compatible with over 1800 IP camera models, continuously record up to 200Mbps of video. The appliance includes a powerful VMS. The easy-to-use VMS comes pre-load-

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● Continuous motion, time or alarmbased recording configurable per camera. ● Search recorded video with a graphical thumbnail search, and playback multiple cameras simultaneously. ● View an instant replay of video from

any camera with exacqReplay. ● Easily control PTZ cameras. ● Export audio, video and pictures to be easily e-mailed or saved. ● Local, Remote, Web, Mobile User Interfaces. The device allows you to access live

and recorded video on multiple client PCs with free Windows, Mac or Linux client application. exacqVision web server application is pre-installed on the server to access video through web browser or free exacqVision iOS and Android apps.

Verint Contact Center Solutions

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erint Customer Engagement Optimization brings together Verint’s proven workforce optimization and voice of the customer analytics solutions with advanced customer capabilities from KANA, a Verint Company. This broad array of functionality includes voice recording, voice biometrics, quality monitoring, speech analytics, text analytics, enterprise feedback management, workforce management, performance management, desktop and process analytics, e-learning and coaching, along with compelling multichannel customer service solutions such as agent desktop, case management, knowledge management, and e-mail, live chat, Web self-service, experience analytics, experience community, and social media response management.

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or years, organizations have scrutinized their contact centers to gauge performance, cost, and customer satisfaction. But contact centers are only one factor in the overall customer experience equation. Other areas of the organization, such as branch operations, marketing and customer care, and back-office operations all contribute to customer percep-

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erint’s Voice of the Customer Analytics solution provides a complete set of analytics for examining information from channels customers use to communicate with – and about – your business, including phone, chat, and social media. By leveraging this information, you can respond more effectively to customer and market demands.

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erint Video & Situation Intelligence Solutions help protect people, property and assets. The award-winning Nextiva portfolio features IP video and physical security information management software, integrated analytics, encoders, cameras, wireless devices and intelligent NVRs. Open, standards-based and IT friendly, Verint solutions help organizations realize the benefits of IP video leveraging their legacy video investments.

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erint offers a variety of solutions to help organizations deter fraud, mitigate risk, and enhance compliance with legal, regulatory, and internal requirements, as well as industry best practices. Their solutions can analyze unstructured data to help organizations monitor their premises to detect unauthorized personnel and suspicious behavior; protect and/or limit employee access to sensitive information; capture and analyze customer and employee interactions for sales verification and compliance purposes; deter fraudulent calls in financial services contact centers; and provide insight into business processes and activities taking place on the employee desktop. June 2014

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erint Public Safety products help public safety answering points (PSAPs), emergency communications centers, command and control centers, law enforcement agencies, and government authorities perform a variety of critical tasks, including multimedia recording and quality assurance, workforce optimization, and physical security information management.

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erint is a leader in communications and cyber intelligence solutions that help law enforcement, national security, intelligence, and other government agencies detect, investigate, and neutralize criminal and terrorist threats.

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Announces

X840P and X880P NVRs are now Shipping Standalone NVRs designed for megapixel cameras that deliver true HD video surveillance were demonstrated at ISC-West 2014

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lustek Technology Inc. announced at ISC West 2014 that its two new high-definition network video recorders (NVRs), X840P and X880P, are now available. “These high quality IP surveillance recorders can ensure the safety and security of stores, gas stations, or any small business,” said Karen Ku, CEO of PlustekSecurity, “They are unique in the marketplace because they enable businesses to easily install a HD video surveillance without costly IT and technical knowledge.” With high image quality and ability for remote access, Plustek’s new X840P and X880P are designed to work with

multiple high megapixel cameras, providing efficient live-view and HD video recording. Users are able to manage these cameras directly from the NVR without accessing them individually. Plustek’s new EasyLink application is designed to make remote access a lot easier and more efficient by eliminating the need for DDNS and problematic network configuration. Each X840P and X880P NVR has its unique ID, which enables EasyLink to be found. The NVR ID and EasyLink application are downloaded from the USB port and users simply launch it, which instantly connects to the NVR for live-view browsing and accesses recorded video. The EasyLink

component also has been embedded in Plustek’s mobile app, such as TouchViewer for Android and iTouchViewer for iOS.

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● H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4. ● Resolution at 1920x1080, 1280x1024, 1280x720. ● Dual stream for efficient browsing and high definition recording. ● Up to 10 seconds pre-alarm and 99 seconds post-alarm video buffer. ● EasyLink application for direct connection without DDNS. ● One button installation for hard drive and cameras. ● Android and iOS mobile apps.

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avestoreUSA, a provider of professional digital video and audio recording solutions for video surveillance applications, announces the release of a newly redesigned E-Series, including the introduction the WS-E4S Network Video Server. The E-Series, offering the WS-E2S (NVS), WS-E3S (NVS, HVS HDVS), and now, the WSE4S (NVS), is the most scalable enterprise class of digital video surveillance solutions in the entire WavestoreUSA product line. The WS-E4S Network Video Server provides up to 96 TB of storage, accommodating up to twenty four 3.5” hot-

swappable hard drives. The WS-E4S NVS records up to 128 channels simultaneously from an IP/ megapixel configuration, with a choice of H.264, MxPEG, MPEG-4 and MJPEG compression. Audio recording is also supported. The WSE4S Servers are designed with optional RAID-5 or RAID-6 configurations and can support iSCSI external storage for increased reliability and storage consolidation. The WS-E4S NVS is preloaded with the latest version of Wavestore V5 Video Management SoftJune 2014

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ware (VMS) to allow for direct or remote connectivity offering an easy to install, cost effective surveillance solution. The WS-E4S Server captures, stores and transmits video while supporting continuous data recording during maintenances to ensure no crucial video loss occurs. The WS-E4S utilizes ultra-reliable

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Linux based software which provides a secure, robust and scalable platform for applications that easily supports updates and changes. The WS-E4S NVS also features system diagnostics and remote maintenance access, reducing the need for site visits during emergency upgrades and allow-

ing for scheduled maintenance as time permits. The operating system and applications are also located on a separate solid state drive which runs quieter and offers more stability and reliability. The WS-E4S NVS comes with a full three (3) year warranty. The WavestoreUSA E-Series serv-

ers are built strong for enterprise deployments such as universities, port surveillance, distribution centers, critical infrastructure, casinos, and much more. The fully redesigned E-Series delivers a lower pricing structure, increased storage options and further scalability.

Affordable Wireless Cube Camera from Tyco Security Products

Illustra Flex Wireless Cube Camera T he New Illustra Flex Wi-Fi cube camera from Tyco Security Products is an affordable, fixed color only network camera that provides 720p resolution at up to 30ips for high quality images. H.264 and MJPEG video compression provides excellent image clarity. Wireless connectivity offers ease of installation and eliminates the cost of network cabling when adding this camera to your video surveil-

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lance system. Because of its sleek design and affordable price, this camera is ideal for small to medium size offices, retail boutiques, K-12 schools, or any location requiring Wi-Fi installation of a 720p IP surveillance camera. The Illustra Flex Wi-Fi cube camera provides crisp, clear video quality regardless of lighting conditions. Built-in IR illuminators give you clear video images even in areas such as dimly lit offices,

hallways, and entryways. ● 1MP resolution for true HD quality images. ● Crystal clear images, even in low light conditions. ● Wi-Fi enabled for easy installation and setup. ● Motion detection for instant alerts of intruders. ● Tilting and swivel options to maximize viewing. ● ONVIF 2.2 Profile S compliant. ● Integration into VideoEdge and exacqVision NVRs.

Dahua Tri-brid HDCVI DVR Embraces Interoperability

ahua Technology has introduced tri-brid HDCVI DVR (DHHCVR7000-series), a digital video recorder compatible with three signals – HDCVI, analog and network – to embrace more opportunities. Hybrid DVR was brought to the market at the rise of IP technology, and it turned out to be a good solution for

addressing problems of mixed systems, where both analog and network cameras have been applied. Similarly, as HDCVI technology is spreading by giant leaps, it is deemed a second-to-none alternative for markets that are willing to get high definition surveillance at lower cost. Integrators and installers demand storage devices that can mingle June 2014

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the other two signals. The launch of tri-brid HDCVI DVR is not only a key to multiple signal access, making a momentum to be compatible with legacy cameras as well as megapixel IP signals, but also an improvement in terms of its capability. HCVR7000-series supports 200Mbps network transmission, allowing smooth

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real-time encoding and playback; and dual-HDMI output is supported, as it is a storage device accommodating multiple HD signals. Moreover, with P2P technology adopted, a quick QR code scan on the device could realize monitoring at mobile phone, sparing the trouble of applying for a dynamic domain name. “HDCVI is picking up very promisingly in the market,” said Tim Shen, Marketing Director at Dahua Technology, “In order to be more open to other technologies and to usher in a wider acceptance by more people, we see tribrid HDCVI DVR as the driving force

to achieve greater market share. Even though HDCVI is an in-house innovation, how to keep its interoperability with other technologies is an issue because more people are welcoming our solution. People today all want an open system that can easily upgrade and integrate with one another.” “The point of releasing is to fulfill the existing HDCVI solution,” Shen continued, “Compared with previous DVRs, DH-HCVR7000series has been greatly improved in its connectivity and flexibility, and building on this success, we will keep

refining our HDCVI to meet customers’ demands.”

Launches

The Next-generation Compact Design Mobile Dome Network Camera MD8531H

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IVOTEK announces the launch of its next-generation compact design 1.2MP mobile dome network camera, MD8531H, which is especially designed with several unique features ideal for transportation applications such as cars, truck fleets, freight wagons, buses, trains, and other vehicles. Combined with GPS (Global Positioning System), the surveillance system can further enhance the tracking of truck fleets. The truck fleet dispatcher and managers can get real-time information like drivers’ behavior, location, speed, fuel consumption, routes and conditions on the roads. Dispatcher or managers are able to send out alerts directly and take immediate actions if needed, significantly avoiding loss, reducing the cost, and improving the efficiency and productivity.

VIVOTEK, bearing the market need in mind, and based on its profound R&D resources, developed the compact mobile dome network camera MD8531H with several outstanding features, making it a robust choice for vehicle surveil-

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lance. With full EN50155 compliance, the camera can withstand shock and vibration, maintaining stable and reliable video during vehicle movement. The vandal-proof metal housing and IP66rated housing effectively provide robust

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protection from vandalism and resist humidity, dust, and temperature fluctuations. The intelligent tamper detection feature makes MD8531H a truly robust camera that keeps security staff notified once it suffers video loss from being blocked or spray-painted. More significantly, in order to facilitate on-board storage and data portability, the camera is also complete

with a Micro SD/ SDHC/ SDXC card slot for local recording. In corridor scenario, video rotation feature can provide wider vertical coverage for more depth. More uniquely, VIVOTEK designed MD8531H with WDR Pro technology, which enables the camera to be able to capture clear images around the vehicles under extremely high contrast environment, like in-and-out a tunnel.

Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK stated, “For years, we have completed numerous success transportation projects around the world, including in Hungary, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan and more. With accumulated professional experience and R&D capacity in transportation surveillance, we developed MD8531H, the best choice of camera for transportation applications.”

Urmet’s S-Steel GSM Door-Entry Solution for Residential and Commercial Premises Urmet, the UK’s leading door-entry and access control manufacturer, introduces its easy-to-use access control solution that operates via GSM. The intercom units, which are available with Urmet’s awardwinning S-Steel panel, use a SIM card for communication and access control. When activated, a call is established to a pre-designated number – either a landline or a mobile telephone – creating a line of communication and giving the user the ability to open up to two access points

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he self-contained door unit consists of a door panel, antenna and PSU and will work with a SIM card from any operator, enabling access points to be controlled using a mobile telephone or landline. Installation is quick and there is no need for additional cabling to the unit, apart from mains power. With up to 62 programmable button options available, this solution is ideal for both residential and commercial buildings and is predomi-

nantly used for gate installation where the distance from the gate to the house or building is very large. In a block of flats, for example, the door panel can call a resident’s landline, or divert to their mobile so that they are aware of who is visiting their home. The resident can then answer accordingly. With the in-built technology, the resident is able to open up to two access points in the building using the telephone keypad. This might be the gate to the property and the front June 2014

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door to the living quarters. Users are also able to dial in and, using a password, open an access point when not at the property. By interfacing with pre-existing telephones, costs are greatly reduced as cabling throughout the building and the installation of intercom panels at all points are no longer required. Preprogramming of numbers is also available, reducing installation time even further. The Urmet Group, established over 75 years ago, is the largest manufacturer of door-entry systems in Europe. Urmet UK specialises in audio and video entry systems and has a range of products to cater for almost every application, from simple one-to-one systems through to sophisticated digital and IP IP-based systems.

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How to Achieve Greater Rail Availability through Smoother ConďŹ guration By Enzo Chen – Solution Architect, Moxa

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hen deploying Ethernet technologies, manual configuration is too time-consuming and automatic configuration is too random for rail networks. As a result, making automatic configuration more deterministic by improving on the capabilities of DHCP offers railway operators an ideal solution for physical topology learning. In physical topology learning, the server is always aware of the topological location of the network devices on the network, and so network devices will always be assigned the same IP address as long as they are connected to the same location.

expand, cost-effective to operate, and support sufficient bandwidth. But the novelty of Ethernet in railway systems and unfamiliarity with this technology can make it difficult to fully realize these benefits. In order for any system to work well in a rail context, it must achieve very high availability. Put simply, the trains must run on time, which means that none of the train systems that run on the Ethernet network can experience substantial downtime.

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ow that IP Ethernet technology has transformed networking for many different rail applications, it’s time for railway system builders and operators to explore how to maximize the benefits of working with this attimes unfamiliar technology and minimize the costs. Ethernet technology certainly has the potential to deliver dramatic benefits by making railway systems more safe, efficient, and flexible. Ethernet networks are easy to June 2014

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ail systems follow standard reliability engineering principles by using the RAMS metric: Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety. Of these four metrics, Availability, also known as the mission capable rate, can be considered a cornerstone. Trains achieve safety in part by ensuring the constant availability of their safety and control systems, and highly available systems make it possible for the trains to deliver more consistent service. Availability can be expressed with the following formula: Availability = Estimated Uptime/ (Estimated Uptime + Estimated Downtime) Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) and Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) are quantitative estimates of uptime and downtime, respectively, so another way to express the above equation is: Availability = MTBF/ (MTBF + MTTR) Looking at this formula, we can immediately see that availability can in some sense be described as a function of both reliability (MTBF) and main-

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n an Ethernet network, every Ethernet device has an IP address that is used to identify it to the rest of the network. Every time a device is attached to the network, it needs to set an IP address. This is also true when an existing network device is swapped for a replacement device, as frequently occurs in train maintenance depots: the replacement device will need an IP address. Traditionally, Ethernet devices will be assigned an IP address either manually by an administrator, or automatically by a central server. Both of these approaches present maintenance issues in rail systems, and thus adversely affect availability. Let’s examine each in turn.

(DHCP) to automatically assign an IP address to network devices. The newly connected device is a DHCP client and will send a broadcast query on boot up. Upon receiving this query, the DHCP server will assign an available IP address to the device. This procedure eliminates any need for manual IP configuration. However, DHCP also has its limitations. The DHCP server is comparatively indiscriminate in assigning IP addresses, because DHCP only provides limited mechanisms for deciding which IP address to assign. Generally speaking, a DHCP server will simply give the newly connected device the next available IP address. This is acceptable in enterprise networks, as devices on such networks are generally capable of identifying themselves on higher layers of the network. For example, Bill’s laptop can always identify itself to the network as ‘BillsLaptop’ on the application layer regardless of what its current IP address on that network is. Applications running on this network will know to look for ‘BillsLaptop,’ and not a specific IP address, when they need to send a communication to that machine. However, this is not the case for rail applications and devices. In rail networks and applications, IP addresses are used as the unique identifier. This means that when devices are replaced, rebooted, or swapped, the IP address attached to the same location must remain the same, or else the application will have no idea how to communicate. DHCP is unable to achieve this consistency. If you boot up the same device on a DHCP network in different locations, you may receive different IP addresses.

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In physical topology learning, the server is always aware of the topological location of the network devices on the network, and so network devices will always be assigned the same IP address as long as they are connected to the same location tainability (MTTR). Clearly, availability can be improved by increasing MTBF. This is something that is already well-understood by most rail operators, and immediately makes sense: by using more reliable products, the system will improve its availability. However the second value is sometimes overlooked: MTTR. It is worth pointing out that availability also improves when we decrease MTTR. In other words, for a system to be truly optimized for high availability, it must be very reliable (high MTBF) and also very easy to maintain (low MTTR). Ultimately, even if a system has an extraordinarily high MTBF value, it cannot be said to have truly optimized availability if it takes an unacceptably long time to recover when service interruptions do occur.

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n creating communications networks, rail integrators and operators already understand the important role of availability, and work to achieve high reliability/ MTBF in order to support that ultimate goal. However, the second half of that equation, maintainability/ MTTR, represents an untapped potential strategy to further optimize system availability. This is especially true in the rail market because rail operators and their front-line maintenance

staff are not yet very familiar with operating Ethernet networks. Network maintenance tasks that might only be mild inconveniences in a conventional enterprise setting can become major operational roadblocks in a rail setting. Thus, by making everyday maintenance procedures more streamlined, efficient, and error-free, rail system integrators can dramatically improve the overall availability of the rail operations.

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networks that need to be more specific about which IP addresses are assigned to which devices. The alternative is to forgo the convenience of automatic IP assignment for more laborious, but more precise, manual IP assignment. Typically, administrators can manually assign an IP address to a network device by connecting to that device through a serial, Telnet, or web console. Such a procedure may be feasible when there is a limited number of devices, or when the devices only need to be configured once. Neither is the case in rail networks. In rail networks, there could be tens of network devices just in a single train car, multiplied by the number of cars in a consist, amounting to hundreds of network devices in one system. Each of these devices would need to be assigned a specific IP address every time the system reboots, and also every time a device is replaced. Maintenance time for such a process would be nearly unworkable, especially when one considers that in rail operations, maintenance engineers are rarely also IP networking experts. In addition to the sheer workload, the potential for manual error further erodes MTTR when using manual IP configuration. Manual IP assignment can be made somewhat easier through a configuration dongle that stores configuration information, typically on a USB device. When the device boots up, it will be assigned an IP address through the dongle. The administrator only needs to attach the right dongle to the device. This is an improvement on completely manual configuration, but has its own limitations. Each dongle can only store one configuration, so a unique dongle is needed for each network device. Again, the number of devices involved, and the frequency with which they need to be

assigned IP addresses, makes this approach one that adversely affects availability. This is just considering the case of replacement, not even swapping.

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o, if manual configuration is too time-consuming and automatic configuration is too random for rail networks, how can rail operators improve their availability? The solution is to make automatic configuration more deterministic by improving on the capabilities of DHCP. For rail, the ideal solution is physical topology learning. In physical topology learning, the server is always aware of the topological location of the network devices on the network, and so network devices will always be assigned the same IP as long as they are connected to the same location. For example, the IP camera con-

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Network maintenance tasks that might only be mild inconveniences in a conventional enterprise setting can become major operational roadblocks in a rail setting nected to the second port on the second switch on the network will always be assigned the same IP address by the server. That IP address can then be used as the unique identifier for ‘Camera 2, Car 2’ on the system. By adding physical topology learning, rail operators can achieve the convenience of automatic IP configuration, with the precision and determinism of manual IP configuration, thus improving the availability of their overall system.

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FLI (Flexible, location-based, intelligent) is a convenient auto-configuration technology that automates common configuration tasks while remaining highly deterministic All the network devices will keep the same IP address because they will always be connected to the same topological location on the network. Similarly, any replacement devices will always be assigned the same IP address of the device they are replacing, because they too will be connected to the same location on the network. DHCP already possesses limited information about the physical attachment of DHCP clients, through a function known as DHCP option 82. However, option 82 is of limited utility for rail, because it is only able to identify the physical location of network devices, and is unable to physically locate switches. In car swapping, this is even worse. In this case, the option 82 ID attached to the switches could actually lead to massive mis-configuration. Again, in enterprise systems most end devices will be able to identify themselves on the application layer, such as “BillsLaptop.” By failing to physically locate these devices, option 82 is an incomplete solution for rail networks.

cal location to the server. This allows the server to consistently deliver the same IP address to the IP devices deployed in the same location. Camera 2 in car 2 will always be assigned exactly the same IP address, even after it’s been rebooted or replaced. What’s more, a FLI configuration is able to send network devices their device configurations the same way, not just IP address. For example, camera 2 in car 2 will also always be assigned the same camera privacy mask settings. FLI technology gives rail operators the convenience of an automatic configuration system, without compromising on consistency or determinism. This reduces maintenance time substantially by reducing maintenance workload and minimizing maintenance errors. Furthermore, with FLI, the entire network configuration is centralized in a central location. This makes it much easier to reconfigure the entire network, as the entire network can be reconfigured from a single location instead of individually reconfiguring each individual device.

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aster IP assignment makes it easier to mass-deploy many network devices in a new train system. It is a highly scalable solution, so whether the network needs ten or a hundred devices, the manufacturer only needs to configure a single device: the auto-configuration server.

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ass configuration changes means that during sub-systems testing and verification, changes and tweaks to the system can be made without significant downtime. The network does not need to be reset, device by device, for every new iteration of testing. Faster testing ultimately translates into a much accelerated and less costly commissioning stage.

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uring live operations, front line maintenance personnel can simply swap out a faulty device. Now, a sophisticated understanding of Ethernet networking is not required to perform these common maintenance tasks. This prevents a single point of failure from causing significant network downtime, and optimizes the system availability. Moxa’s exclusive Auto-Configuration technology is included on selected Moxa TN series switches and will be expanded to cover other devices in Moxa’s product portfolio, including Ethernet switches, IP cameras, embedded systems, 802.11 access points, serial device servers, and I/O devices.

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Year Ahead for Access Control

he electronic access control industry saw many changes in 2013 and the next 12 months should be no different. According to IHS Technology, the access control industry could begin to see rapid changes in the short to medium term. In a historically slow moving market (compared with video surveillance) the access control market has seen many new entrants such as Axis, as well as new end-user demand from the residential space and continued adoption of newer technologies such as wireless electronic locks. IHS expects that the market size for electronic access control will top $3.5 billion in 2014, driven by returning growth in the Americas market as well as emerging regions such as Middle East and Africa. For hardware, much of the growth will be driven by electronic locks which can either be offline-standalone, data on card or wireless-online. Wireless continues to see strong growth as end-users

begin to trust and understand the technology. Additionally, IT departments are more involved than in the past and will likely continue to be heavily involved and in some cases, may begin to manage and dictate access control installations. IHS also expects that open standards will begin to take shape for the access control industry in 2014 although wide-

spread adoption may take a few more years. Prior to investing in the R&D, many suppliers are waiting to see how the rest of the industry will adopt and implement standards. Other trends such as NFC continue to garner interest; however, adoption hasn’t been as extensive as originally expected. According to IHS, NFC has not yet been installed for access control purposes and some manufacturers are beginning to look toward other options such as Bluetooth low energy (BLE). Lastly, IP devices are seeing more uptake and are being pushed closer to the edge, allowing for more remote management and reducing installation costs. Overall, this is an exciting time for the access control industry. With continued interest in big data, many are wondering how access control can be leveraged to harness some of this information which is leading to more seamless integrations.

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espite attack levels reaching an alltime low in 2013, falling victim to attack and robbery remains a very real threat for the security industry’s cash-intransit couriers, according to the latest statistics published by SaferCash, the

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industry performs an essential public service, keeping cash moving around the country, supporting banks, retailers and businesses by facilitating millions of transactions every day. The number of attacks on cash-in-

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transit couriers reached a record low last year, with just 270 attacks taking place. This represents a 30% decrease when compared to 2012, and an impressive 75% decrease on the all-time high figure of 1060 attacks in 2009. James Kelly, Chief Executive of the British Security Industry Association comments, “These consistent yearon-year successes are testament to the continued joint efforts of industry, government and Police in tackling this serious and violent crime. However, it is the violent nature of this crime – and its

significant impact on its victims – that is the driving force behind all stakeholders’ efforts to reduce both the number and impact of cash-in-transit attacks, and the statistics contained in this report highlight the vital importance of all stakeholders’ continued commitment to this cause.” Looking closer at the risk of violence faced by couriers, it is clear that – despite an overall reduction in the number of attacks – serious injury is still a very real threat to couriers. While overall injury rates decreased since 2012, almost a quarter of attacks in 2013 (24%) resulted in some kind of injury, and the proportion of attacks where firearms were used or intimated has risen from 10% in 2012 to 14% in 2013. Steve Hurst, Head of SaferCash says, “For couriers going about their daily duties, these figures can never be far from their minds, and it is for this reason that we as an industry, along with our colleagues in Government and Police

forces across the country, cannot afford to rest on our laurels.” Established in 2007, SaferCash is a security initiative which aims to reduce the number of attacks on cash-in-transit couriers through the effective sharing of intelligence between the cash-in-transit industry and Police forces nationwide. Operated by the BSIA, SaferCash provides a national framework for information and intelligence sharing between individual police forces and security personnel, while providing essential and immediate support for cash-in-transit crews who witness a suspicious incident. Establishing a partnership between Industry and Police has given SaferCash the ability to identify linked offences and spot where organised crime groups (OCGs) are active across Force boundaries. In the case of cash-in-transit, these groups are operating on an increasingly nationwide basis, impacting on local communities and often using the proceeds of their crime to fund other criminal enterprises such as drugs or human trafficking.

Contactless Card Shipments Jump Enabling Shoppers Take Advantage of Everyday Payment Convenience Smart Payment Association releases its annual review of the smart payment card market

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ontactless payment card shipments accelerated globally in 2013, according to figures released recently by the Smart Payment Association (SPA). at an opening-day session at the CARTES America conference and exhibition in Las Vegas. In its annual review of the smart payment card market, the SPA reports that contactless technologies were

present on over one-third (37 percent) of all smart payment cards shipped in 2013. By far the greatest increase was experienced in the Asia Pacific region, where contactless shipments grew by a staggering 193 percent compared to 2012. Other regions around the globe experienced strong growth rates, ranging from 45 percent in the Americas to June 2014

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by SPA members in over 30 countries worldwide, demonstrating that the full potential for consumers, providers and retailers is now being realized. Shipments of dual interface cards, incorporating both chip and PIN and contactless technologies, grew by an impressive 115 percent in 2013, largely driven by growth in Asia and Europe. As a result, dual interface cards now represent 94 percent of all contactless shipments. The data*, collated by the SPA – whose six members represent more than 85 percent of the total available market – reveals the migration to contactless payment is a reality in more than 30 countries worldwide. The deployment of contact payment infrastructures, which includes terminals and POS, is paving the way for mobile payments and accelerating the introduction of NFC to mass markets. More than 1.5 billion cards were shipped last year, with the highest increased once again recorded in the Asia Pacific region (up 75 percent) driven largely by China’s migration to chip based payments and the initiation of EMV in India. EMEA’s strong growth of 12 percent was in part driven by SEPA rules which enforce chip and PIN and the growth of EMV in Russia. A substantial 37 percent growth in North America reflects the completion to EMV by Canada and the escalating migration to EMV currently underway in the USA. The drive to increased card security

● 450 million contactless cards delivered by Smart Payment Association (SPA) members in 2013 – twice the quantity that was shipped in 2012. ● 37% of all payment cards shipped to issuers worldwide in 2013 featured contactless technology. ● Contactless growth in all regions: Asia Pacific + 193%, Europe +64%, Americas +45%. ● Now present in over 30 countries, contactless payment infrastructure paving the way for contactless mobile payments and bringing NFC to the mass market. ● Contactless brings convenience and speed, and multi-application possibility: payment, transit, access control etc.

also continued apace in 2013, with adoption rates of Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) mechanisms escalating by over 66 percent to account for more than half of all global card shipments, thanks to the major payment schemes pushing forward with DDA or Combined Data Authentication (CDA) schemes to combat fraud and respond to the increasing adoption of contactless payments. The majority of dual interface cards are now using DDA technology, with significant growth being seen in mature and rapidly maturing markets. Asia Pacific exhibited the greatest increase in DDA adoption (up 155 percent) while the Americas demonstrated strong growth of 77 percent. Meanwhile, CISMEA & Eastern Europe combined registered an increase of 31 percent in DDA-enabled cards. SPA’s review of the smart payment market highlights that EMV is now a truly established, global, secure and interoperable infrastructure, with NFC op-

erating as a contactless extension that’s paving the way for today’s fast evolving connected world. “The data from this report reveals a growing hunger by consumers for the convenience and immediacy of contactless payment, and issuers are responding with innovative payment options, including those with transit features that put them ‘top of wallet’,” says Sylvie Gibert, President of the Smart Payment Association. “The acceleration of contactless payments is, in turn, fuelling demand for mobile payments via NFC, which in itself represents a major mass market transition. The SPA plays a key role in shaping the future of smart payments, not just through its thought leadership but also with its ongoing involvement in the evolution of SEPA, EMV and ISO standards maximizing the very highest levels of interoperability and security, regardless of form factor,” Sylvie added.

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Depending on users’ preference, users can smoothly and flexibly monitor their regions via up to 360Mbps high network throughput among five mainstream browsers (IE/ Chrome/ Firefox/ Safari/ Opera) on Windows OS. In addition, DIGIEVER NVR provides the same user interface design in local and remote monitoring, playback

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and configuration to make surveillance much easier. After a five-step quick installation of DIGIEVER NVR and IP cameras, users can start monitoring their place. DIGIEVER has released 7 powerful DIGIEVER NVR Series from enterprise to SMB and SOHO level, including DS-8200-RM Pro, DS-

4200-RM Pro, DS-4200 Pro, DS-2100 Pro, DS-1100 Pro, DS-4000 and DS2000 series. Moreover, DIGIEVER has successfully integrated with over 90 camera brands and more than 3,000 IP camera models to satisfy various requirements for vertical markets like government, enterprise, education, retailers, leisure, etc.

Dahua Levels Up Mobile Storage Solution

ahua Technology recently upgraded its mobile surveillance solution, introducing two mobile storage devices, one for standard definition application and the other for high definition. Building on the previous version’s performance, the new generation series further levels up from the following aspects. First is an optimized UI: an information bar was added at the bottom to indicate basic information such as time, device temperature, driving speed, plate number, and real-time connection status of Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS and Dahua DSS platform, a professional CMS for mobile surveillance. Second, its menu has been re-categorized, and configurations related to mobile surveillance i.e., 3G, Wi-Fi, speed have been classified under ‘vehicle,’ making setup much easier. Third, with built-in power supply

and UPS, the stability of the system has been greatly improved. Forth, the new series supports 4G connectivity, providing faster and more stable data transmission in higher image quality. Specifically speaking, the 4-channel mobile standalone DVR (DVR0404ME-

UE) supports 1ch @ 960H and 3ch @ CIF real-time recording, the 960H channel could be used for driving behavior or front door condition monitoring, where incidents may occur at higher probability. The device color is classic golden and its size is 1DIN, quite compact and easy to install. June 2014

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As for 4-channel PoE mobile NVR (NVR0404MF-I), it is added with intelligent functions such as numberplate recognition as well as customized identification functions, i.e., illegal parking on bus lane snapshot. The device supports 4ch @ 1080p real-time recording, satisfying applications that post high demand on image quality. “Our mobile solution has been proven in many successful installations around the world over these years such as Russia’s military, oil/ gas pipeline engineering vehicle project etc.,” said Allen Liu, Product Manager at Dahua Technology, “We listen to the market’s voice and keep pace with latest technology; meanwhile, more efforts have been invested to tap the vertical markets, aiming to present the right mobile products and solutions which are more competitive.”

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AMG Partners with NICE

Integration of PanoCam360 with NiceVision Net 2.5 enhances ease of video management and situation handling, and improves the quality and speed of critical decision making and investigation

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MG Systems has completed the integration of AMG-Panogenics’ 5-megapixel 360 degree PanoCam360 cameras with NICE System’s NetVision Net 2.5 – a comprehensive enterprise class, open VMS platform, for end-to-end IP video surveillance applications. The technology integration is a significant move for introducing AMG-Panogenics’ range of cameras into applications in a number of vertical markets including the Transport sector. “The Transport market has always been very important for AMG. It’s where our transmission technology stems from, and the AMG-Panogenics camera range, which includes TotemCam360 and PanoCam360, are particularly well suited for applications in this market. NICE’s sophisticated VMS solution fits a wide range of customers and implementations while ensuring the best total

cost of ownership and unsurpassed reliability. In combination with our camera range, this creates a compelling market offering, and I am therefore delighted to announce this technology partnership,” said Sara Bullock, International Sales and Marketing Director, AMG Group. “NiceVision Net 2.5 provides superior value to security operators, integrators, and IT managers with its focus on evolving market needs. We base our solutions on an open, IT-friendly design which makes it easy for third parties to integrate while still complying with

end users’ IT requirements,” said Yuval Kiselstein, Head of Product Management, Surveillance Solutions, NICE Security Group, “We have found that

AMG’s PanoCam360 lends itself incredibly well to our markets, including many Transport applications, and we look forward to a fruitful partnership that will help users get the most from their video technology.”

Hochiki Europe to Showcase the Latest Life Safety Technology at Firex 2014

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ochiki Europe will be exhibiting at Firex International at its new venue, the ExCeL in London with a brand new larger stand, with more products on display than ever before and an exciting new feature that highlights the global reach of the Hochiki group. The company will be demonstrating

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ditional emergency lighting system does not allow signs to be ‘shut off,’ which can direct people into the path of danger. FIREscape+ addresses this by identifying where in the building the fire is taking place and communicates the safest route. Visitors to the Hochiki stand will

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noise-immune, negating false alarms and providing one of the most robust systems available. The HFP range includes Hochiki’s latest generation of smoke sensors which feature the company’s pioneering High Performance Chamber Technology. The design

also see working examples of both EN and UL approved fire control panels that make up the HFP fire detection system offering. HFP utilises Hochiki’s Enhanced Systems Protocol (ESP), a communication language which is practically

of the optical chamber in these products minimises the differences in sensitivity experienced in flaming and smouldering fires, helping reduce false alarms. In addition to analogue addressable and conventional systems, Hochiki offers products for more specialised environments such as its marine, intrinsically safe and explosion-proof ranges, which are also compatible with the HFP system.

The Cloud Cometh: How SaaS will both Disrupt and Stabilize the Market for Workforce Management Solutions

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he prevalence of cloud-based IT solutions is becoming more and more widespread, with non-critical IT systems in many organizations now hosted on the cloud. Workforce management solutions are no exception to this trend. According to a new report titled ‘Workforce Management Solutions – 2014’ by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the growing adoption of SaaS based workforce management solutions will have a dual affect on the market, acting

both as a disruptive technology shift, and a long term stabilizer for positive market growth. IHS estimated that in 2013 SaaS based workforce management solutions accounted for more than $500 million in revenue, and forecasts this to grow to almost $1 billion by 2018. “Adoption of SaaS in the market for workforce management solutions will be driven by the strategic advantages offered by using cloud-based software.

Cloud enables customers to centralize the management of workforce management solutions over multiple geographic sites, to outsource the IT infrastructure required to host the software, and to pay for the solution as an operational expense rather than a capital investment. These benefits are forecast to aid the market for SaaS based workforce management solutions to grow by more than 80% over the next four years,” said Sam Grinter, Market Analyst at IHS.

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tomers become empowered to shop around for the best deal.

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increases, this is expected to ultimately stabilize growth of the market. Stabilization will come from the regular monthly and annual revenues generated by SaaS, relative to the more fluctuating revenue stream of perpetual license software.

Furthermore, as the life-time cost of SaaS is more expensive than perpetual license software, the increasing adoption of SaaS will ultimately accelerate growth in the workforce management solution software market.

IFSEC Global Security & Fire Portfolio Appoints Gerry Dunphy as Event Director T he IFSEC Global Security & Fire Portfolio, owned by UBM Live, has announced the appointment of Gerry Dunphy as Event Director for the worldwide security and fire portfolio. Taking over full responsibility for all UK and Global events and media products, Dunphy takes up the position with immediate effect in the run up to IFSEC International in June 2014. Dunphy takes over from existing Event Director, Charlie Cracknell who announced his departure from IFSEC after 12 years to head up Gastech at dmg. With over 12 years of experience in the industry and currently Event Director for FIREX International, Dunphy has a wealth of knowledge and is embedded within the market making it a natural step for him to take the lead on this Global portfolio of security and fire events.

After being at the helm of IFSEC for over a decade, Charlie Cracknell will continue to work on IFSEC International until he departs after the show in June 2014. He commented:

culmination of IFSEC moving to London. Gerry has so much knowledge in this market and I’ll be leaving knowing that this world leading event is in very safe hands.”

“I’m delighted to be appointed Event Director for the IFSEC Global Portfolio. As the security and fire markets continue to become more integrated, I’m excited to help these synergies develop to benefit our exhibitors and visitors, providing them with an enriching experience onsite. We’re at the height of planning for IFSEC International in London and this will be the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how we visualise the future of IFSEC. I’m working closely with Charlie until June and really looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.” – Gerry Dunphy Event Director, IFSEC Global Portfolio “Having grown the IFSEC brand and events to be in the successful position it is now in, it seemed fitting to move on to a new challenge following the

Cracknell will be departing at the end of June following IFSEC International taking place at ExCeL London from 17 – 19 June.

Grundig to Profile New CCTV Product and Technology Developments at IFSEC 2014

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er covering fuel stations. A third zone showcases Grundig’s brand new 8MP camera with outstanding image detail. The last zone covers upgrade options for existing analogue installations and features Grundig’s new 1000TVL camera range, 960H DVRs and plugand-play NVRs. The retail zone will profile Grundig’s IP recording and camera solutions, including the new fisheye camera. 1.3MP low light cameras, 2MP and 3MP cameras are all demonstrated in fixed dome, box, bullet, vandal dome and speed dome formats, and controlled using leading, third-party VMS solutions.

Analytics, people counting and facial recognition will also be displayed. Fuel stations are a specialist market for Grundig. This zone will demonstrate how using cameras with higher resolutions saves equipment and installation costs by reducing camera counts. Comprehensive coverage of each fuel pump, payment kiosks and shops is maintained and a camera optimized for license plate recognition and combatting ‘drive-off’ theft will also be displayed. Grundig’s new HD-SDI camera series features in this zone, with outstanding image quality, WDR functionality and enhanced recording capability.

Grundig’s brand-new 8 MP camera has a zone to itself. This new camera delivers an unprecedented 4K2K resolution, producing images with outstanding detail. Finally, the analogue upgrade zone demonstrates cost-effective ways of enhancing existing analogue security systems using the new 1.3 MP, 1000TVL analogue camera range and 960H recorders. The simple upgrade of analogue to IP technology using Grundig encoders and NVRs is covered in this zone along with IP transmission options for fibre, twisted-pair and coaxial cabling.

HID Global Partners Proxama

HID Global’s Trusted Tag Services and Proxama Join Forces to Create Secure, NFC Mobile Coupon and Loyalty Programs

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ID Global® and Proxama, the global platform provider of mobile proximity marketing, mobile wallet and payment solutions, announced that they have partnered to create a solution enabling rapid deployment of secure mobile web-based coupon and loyalty schemes. The solution combines the loyalty capabilities of Proxama’s TapPoint® platform with the security of HID Trusted Tag™ Services to deliver a frictionless consumer experience while eliminating fraud and abuse from retail coupon and loyalty programs. To participate in the coupon and loyalty programs, consumers interact with an authentic Near Field Communication (NFC) tag from HID Global. Trusted Tags feature security and privacy attributes that change on every tap, providing true customer proof of presence and making each tap uncloneable. As a result, Proxama’s re-

● Proxama embeds HID Trusted Tag™ Services in its TapPoint® platform, creating a frictionless, secure retail loyalty and coupon experience. ● Tags use HID Global technology to eliminate fraud and provide true consumer ‘proof of presence.’ ● HID Trusted Tag Services enables unique customer profile insights and campaign analytics. tailers and brands are protected from situations wherein one transaction can lead to rewards being collected multiple times. “The level of security delivered by HID Trusted Tag Services was previously available only on downloadable mobile applications,” said Neil Garner, CEO and Founder, Proxama, “This partnership allows us to offer our retailers easy and June 2014

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highly secure web-based loyalty and rewards programs. It creates an alternative to mobile apps that delivers easier participation and a more rewarding consumer experience.” HID Global’s trusted tags, which do not require special readers or other equipment for authentication, also enable Proxama to provide its retailer clients with robust campaign analytics and customer profile insights. “Convenience, ease of use and a secure interaction are critical to the success of loyalty and coupon programs,” said Marc Bielmann, Vice President of Identification Technologies with HID Global, “We are happy to be partnering with an industry leader like Proxama to bring those qualities to the mobile web-based programs put in place by the leading retailers and brands that make up the company’s client base.”

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PSIM Software Continues to See Strong Growth Despite Increased Competition A

new report from IHS reveals that the world market for PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) software is estimated to have been worth $160.3 million in 2013. The PSIM market, while being a small segment of the larger security & fire market, continues to enjoy 20 percent and higher growth rates, and will do so until at least 2018. This growth is being driven in part by end-users utilising PSIM software platforms as a tool to enforce compliance of both internal policies and external legislative requirements. Despite these growth rates, confusion surrounding what constitutes PSIM software remains. Competing products such as command and control platforms, advanced video management software,

and security integration platforms have muddied the water as their capabilities and functionality have expanded into what was once considered PSIM’s territory of situational awareness and situation management. One of the key selling points in previous years for PSIM platforms was their ability to connect and integrate multiple disparate systems, both security and non-security. It is this connectivity and integration aspect to PSIM which has been eroded over the past two years, with many other products being able to offer various integrations to expand their software’s reach. PSIM software has thus had to shift its USP away from this integration aspect. Customers that are buying PSIM now are really coming with a

top-down view, with a need to improve their security operations in a cost effective, operationally efficient way, while improving the overall security of the environment they are working in. This is where the PSIM value proposition lies. That said however, the market has grown in line with expectations from the previous edition of the report, with the market being $7.5m larger in 2013 than previously expected. However, longer-term growth will be muted compared with previous expectations. The market’s long-term growth is limited by competing products successfully being deployed in the mid-tier, a market that has historically been out of reach for the high-end PSIM software platforms due to their high price tag.

New National Fire Code in China Spurs Use of Aspirating Smoke Detectors (ASD) New code effective May 1, 2014 expected to proliferate ASD for protection of critical infrastructure

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It replaced the previous version, GB 50116-2008, and provides new requirements such as fire detection technology selection and design guides in different environments and applications. For the first time, Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) technology was added to the national code and is listed as a major fire detection system recommended for use in six applications, namely: 1. High air flow environments, typical in the semiconductor and data comJune 2014

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munications industries, where ASD has been the traditional technology of choice used by large and high-end customers. The new code should allow ASD to expand to all customers in these industries. 2. Large open space and other special areas, where point detectors often fail to be effective, particularly where ceiling height exceeds 12 meters or environments with special requirements. ASD will expand to

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these applications across China, instead of being limited to areas where local city codes apply. Low temperature environments like cold storage. Cultural heritage, museums and art centres, where unobtrusive detection is preferred. Power generation and oil & gas processing facilities, especially in areas of limited access. Critical infrastructure, where very early warning fire detection (VEWFD) is essential. Numerous applica-

tions, from healthcare to warehousing to control centres require the earliest notification of an impending threat, to protect lives, assets, and business continuity. The new code should rapidly expand very early warning ASD into applications previously protected by traditional technology like spot detectors. The benefit of ASD – very early warning of a potential threat – provides ample time for local response, increases the efficiency of evacuation, and minimises or eliminates potential

fire damage. “The new fire code will significantly stimulate ASD growth in China through specification of ASD into new vertical markets and customers, and increase applications with existing customers. Xtralis has been actively promoting ASD applications and environments targeted by GB 50116-2013, and this new code will help overcome prior barriers to the acceptance of aspirating smoke detection,” commented Benjamin Qin, VP China and South East Asia for Xtralis.

Seagate Empowers Software Developers with Release of

New Kinetic Open Storage API at the Open Stack Summit

Partners Inktank, SwiftStack and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center show strong support for Kinetic Open Storage-enabled systems

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eagate Technology plc announced it is expanding the open source program associated with its Seagate® Kinetic Open Storage platform to include API (application programming interface) and libraries. By expanding the platform’s open source initiatives, the company is taking the next big step in fully-enabling software and hardware partners to leverage the new key/ value programing interface and integrate it into cloud software stacks, additional devices and new systems. “Seagate is committed to the Kinetic platform and we see enormous potential in opening it up to developers around the world to provide them with the ability to deliver breakthrough cloud storage architectures,” said Mark Re, Seagate’s

Chief Technology Officer, “We believe in driving open source innovation and empowering a vibrant ecosystem of system builders and software developers with the tools they need to deploy cutting-edge storage solutions and drive this truly revolutionary platform.” Following up on contributions to interface specifications contributed to Open Compute Project earlier this year, Seagate is opening the platform’s API, libraries and simulator technologies and enabling the OpenStack community to design, test, and deliver applications and system designs built upon Seagate Kinetic technology. The result is a simple, cost-effective path to object-based solution development at a reduced time to market. June 2014

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“Through community-powered innovation, OpenStack is redefining the cloud and open source is redefining software-defined storage,” said Ben Cherian, Vice President, Strategic Development, Inktank, acquired by Red Hat April 2014, “Inktank is proud to collaborate with Seagate as part of our open software-defined storage ecosystem, and we’re pleased that Seagate shares our belief that ‘open’ is key to driving continued technology innovation.” “SwiftStack provides an Object Storage software system that simplifies the deployment, integration and management of OpenStack’s object storage project. We see head-on rapid growth and adoption of open source technologies by enterprises,” said Joe Arnold,

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CEO of SwiftStack, “Seagate’s Kinetic Open Storage platform is on the forefront of innovation. In particular their development tools for this platform enable next-gen architectures to deploy true software-defined object storage. By introducing these new tools, Seagate has proven its commitment to support open source.” The release of the API and associated libraries will expose source code

for various software development languages enabling storage software to talk directly to a Kinetic drive. The Kinetic Open Storage API encourages both software and hardware suppliers to get involved and integrate Kinetic commands into their solutions. The libraries being released include support for the C++, Java, and Python languages. The open source libraries also encourages developers to leverage the protocol di-

rectly and write their own libraries if desired. Announced in 2013, the Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform is a devicebased open source platform that leverages a traditional hard disk drive assembly while adding the essential elements of both a key/ value API and Ethernet connectivity to enable greater performance, scale, simplicity, and a lower TCO for scale-out storage architectures.

The Global EWC Service and Maintenance Market to Increase by More than $437 Million by 2018

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n its latest study of the $1.57 billion global market for explosives, weapons and contraband services (Design and Analysis, Installation, Service and Maintenance, and Training), IHS found that continued funding shortages in North America and Europe are causing end-users to prolong the life of their aging EWC detection equipment. This, in conjunction with the large installed base of EWC detection equipment, is expected to result in increased service and maintenance revenues in these regions. However, IHS expects the service and maintenance market in the emerging regions (the Middle East and Latin America), to be driven by new equipment purchases which will increase the installed base of equipment. IHS found that the global service and maintenance market was worth $1.06 billion in 2013, and is forecast to increase by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1% over the forecast period, 2013 to 2018. The biggest surprise was the forecasted 7.4% CAGR in the cargo and vehicle market. IHS

estimated the cargo and vehicle service and maintenance market to be the largest of all product types (Baggage and Parcel, Cargo and Vehicle, Hold Baggage, People Screening, Multi-application), in 2013 worth $358.2 million. IHS found that large gantry X-ray equipment and mobile cargo screening vehicles required increased levels of service and maintenance due to the large number of moving parts and the complexity of the technology. Overall, the global service and maintenance market is forecast to see faster growth starting in 2016 and continuing through 2018. IHS expects the transition to Computed Tomography (CT) hold baggage screening equipment in the aviation market to be the main contributor to this increase. CT hold baggage equipment carries a significantly higher cost compared to single or multi-view X-ray equipment and IHS found that service and maintenance cost were also higher compared to other types of hold baggage equipment. With some customers delaying June 2014

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product purchases, manufacturers are looking for new revenue streams in the service and maintenance market and are currently using distributors to service and maintain EWC detection equipment in the emerging regions. In regions with a large installed base of equipment (North America and Western Europe), many manufacturers provide service and maintenance directly to the end-users due to the manufacturer’s large service infrastructure in these regions. Historically, the emerging regions have had a limited installed base of EWC equipment and the cost of developing a local service and maintenance capability outweighed the possible revenues. As budgets decline in Western countries, and emerging regions move to purchase new EWC detection equipment, the service and maintenance market is poised to see continued growth. Therefore, knowing which industries and regions to target first, and how service and maintenance varies by country will provide suppliers with a significant competitive advantage.

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Milestone Systems Eases the Transition from Analog into Digital Video

The new licensing concept for analog cameras connected to Milestone XProtect® gives customers a cost-effective path to future-proof digital video solutions

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ilestone Systems has announced a new licensing concept for analog cameras used with the forthcoming XProtect 2014 family of VMS products. In the new licensing concept, only one hardware device license is needed per analog-to-IP encoder unit, regardless of the number of analog cameras connected to the encoder unit. The new Milestone licensing concept will be in effect from May 21 for all XProtect 2014 VMS products. Based on open platform technology, Milestone XProtect VMS is compatible with more than 200 encoders from over

50 different manufacturers, giving users a wide variety of solutions to choose from. This new licensing concept facilitates a smooth migration to digital video for customers using analog cameras. They can get all the benefits of using IP video management software at a costeffective price, even when using analog cameras. Furthermore, the transition from analog to IP can be done with the most convenient timing for the customer. The analog infrastructure can run parallel to new IP technology, making the transition in a gradual approach. Analog cameras can be swopped for digital cam-

eras as needed. Christian Bohn, Milestone Systems VP Corporate Marketing & Alliances says, “This new licensing model is an evolutionary opportunity for customers using analog cameras. They can get access to all the benefits of digital video management in a cost-effective way while still using analog cameras. Customers can migrate to IP solutions at their own speed while keeping the consistency of one VMS platform that scales easily over time. I see this as the easy way into the digital future with open platform technology.”

Honeywell Adds Hybrid Technology to MAXPRO® NVR Portfolio MAXPRO hybrid NVRs and HVE encoders allow security pros to transition customers from analogue to HD IP video

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oneywell has added hybrid network video recorders (NVRs) to its MAXPRO® portfolio of high-definition IP video technology, and has also introduced HVE video/ audio encoders that allow installers to easily transition their customers’ analogue cameras to IP. The hybrid NVRs convert analogue feeds to IP without replacing analogue cameras, which is ideal for smaller installations that want to keep their existing ana-

logue cameras while adding affordable, high-quality HD IP video to their systems. When installed with an existing NVR, the HVE encoders transition the NVR to a hybrid model that supports a mix of analogue and HD IP video.

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Honeywell’s MAXPRO NVR Hybrid Standard Edition (SE) surveillance system is ideal for migrating small to mid-size installations in a hybrid format, and supports 32 channels of video, including up to 16 analogue. The MAXPRO NVR Hybrid Xpress Edition (XE) accommodates initial entry into hybrid video surveillance, and supports up to 16 channels. “There is growing demand for technologies that marry existing infrastruc-

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ture with the latest high-definition video surveillance capabilities,” said Ulrich Hopfstock, Product Line Marketing Manager EMEA, Honeywell Security Group, “By leveraging MAXPRO NVR Hybrid, Honeywell installers can offer customers an affordable, pre-installed solution that utilizes existing analogue investments, is easy to set-up and provides advanced video features such as high-quality video, better tracking functionality and smarter video search capabilities.” MAXPRO NVR Hybrid supports simultaneous recording and live monitoring for up to 32 cameras and is compliant with the ONVIF Profile S protocol that

enables system customization. Additionally, 360-degree camera support increases situational awareness and improves coverage, and a video surround feature lets users track subjects as they move between areas covered by adjacent cameras. Customers can access the system remotely using Honeywell’s web client and MAXPRO Mobile application. The web client is supported from any standard Mac or PC browser and requires no additional install, provides the value of reduced setup, maintenance and improved compatibility. The interface is simple and intuitive with all the functionality and features that users need for daily surveillance operations, such as live view and playback of record-

ed video. The new HVE video/ audio encoders speed up the analogue-to-IP conversion process by enabling an existing NVR to work with a mix of analogue and IP cameras. For example, a customer with an existing NVR can install the new encoders to transform the NVR to a hybrid model. The encoders can be installed to an NVR remotely and require just one network cable connection to transition analogue events previously stored on the system. Honeywell’s HVE encoders are available in single, four, or eight channels and feature a range of video compression options that reduce bandwidth and storage size.

Pelco by Schneider Electric Updates Lenel NVR Factory Certification Pelco is a member of the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program

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number of newly released Pelco by Schneider Electric Sarix IP cameras have received factory certification from Lenel Systems International under the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program. “We are pleased that the development and certification effort to establish interoperability between Pelco’s Sarix IP camera offering to Lenel network video recorders (NVR) is now complete, which includes Pelco Thermal, Enhanced and latest Spectra HD series,” said Stephane Lantoine, Director of Integration Operations with Pelco by Schneider Electric. “This certification continues a long-lasting track record of maintaining up-todate certifications and continues to dem-

onstrate the Pelco by Schneider Electric commitment toward openness.” Lenel established the OpenAccess Alliance Program to enable its customers to easily interface its OnGuard system to third-party technologies – which now include the Pelco Sarix IP camera family and compatible Spectra HD domes with Sarix technology. “Schneider Electric has completed required factory testing to validate the functionality of the interface of their Pelco Sarix IP network cameras to the Lenel NVR. We look forward to their continued involvement in the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program,” said Gidon Lissai, Director of Strategic Alliances, Lenel. June 2014

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Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in building and security management, energy, industrial processes, and data centers. Focused on making enterprises safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the group’s 130,000-plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011. Pelco by Schneider Electric produces the security industry’s most respected offering of discreet security camera domes and enclosures, video matrix systems, virtual matrix, video management software, next-generation DVRs, full HD LCD displays and HD megapixel cameras, IP cameras and other IP/ IT solutions.

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Halma Acquires Advanced Electronics and Plasticspritzerei

Halma, the leading safety, health and environmental technology group, announces two acquisitions Acquisition of Advanced Electronics Limited (‘Advanced’)

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alma completed the acquisition of Advanced on 14 May 2014. Advanced manufactures networked fire detection and control systems. Advanced’s controllers can be integrated into system solutions using field devices and products from a broad spectrum of suppliers, meeting the increasing diversity of regulatory requirements across the world. Its main manufacturing facility is located near Newcastle in the UK and it has additional commercial offices in the UK, USA and Dubai. Existing management of Advanced

have remained in place and will continue to operate the business. The acquisition, which is expected to be immediately earnings enhancing, has been funded from Halma’s cash and debt facilities. Advanced will operate as a standalone business within Halma’s Infrastructure Safety sector, adding complementary products that will help capture the international growth opportunity in the increasingly regulated Fire market.

Acquisition of Plasticspritzerei Ag (‘Plasticspritzerei’)

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alma acquired Plasticspritzerei on 2 May 2014.

Plasticspritzerei is located in Wolfhalden, Switzerland at the same facility as another Halma subsidiary company, Medicel AG. Plasticspritzerei manufactures plastic components including critical parts for Medicel’s ophthalmic products and has been a close commercial partner since Medicel’s inception. It has supported Medicel’s development into a strong global supplier of devices used to assist in cataract surgery. Plasticspritzerei will be operated by Medicel’s management within Halma’s Medical sector, further expanding Halma’s manufacturing excellence in ophthalmic diagnostic and surgical instrumentation.

Paxton Net2 Access Control Integrates with NUUO, Trusted VMS Solution Provider P axton, UK market leader of electronic access control and door entry solutions, have announced the integration of their networked access control system with NUUO’s video management system (VMS) and video recording server. Net2 now integrates with NUUO Crystal™ 2.0 and Mainsconsole 5.0, to offer a complete user experience with a range of sophisticated features. Integration with the NUUO VMS allows users to link Paxton events directly with surveillance video, define instant actions for each trigger and receive notifications of alarm events as they occur, as

well as perform keyword searches across servers. This integration will provide users with a complete operating experience, reaping the benefits of both access control and VMS under a single interface. Paxton provides industry-leading access control systems which meet the challenges and trends of the security industry. With 30 years’ industry experience, they offer engineering excellence, creating simple, yet intelligent and innovative products with simplicity designed in, ensuring they’re straightforward to install, use and maintain. Founded in 2004, NUUO Inc. is a June 2014

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global leader in surveillance solutions, known for reliability, prompt service and innovative thinking. Focusing on open platform technology, NUUO has long aimed to make its solutions vendor neutral to guarantee easy integration with third parties. Gareth OHara, Paxton Sales and Marketing Director said, “The PaxtonNUUO integration partnership compliments the strengths of both parties. With Paxton’s market leading Net2 access control and integrated video door entry solutions built upon the foundations of being easy to install, configure and oper-

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ate, feeding into the exceptionally flexible, comprehensive NUUO management platform, we believe that we have delivered a winning solution to the market. We look forward to see how installers

and integrators respond to the integration and hope it delivers what many have been asking for.” Graham Goldridge, NUUO Regional Sales Director said, “NUUO NVR and

Paxton access control are highly compatible with one another. The integration of NUUO and Paxton solutions will enable improved efficiency which is extremely beneficial to our mutual customers.”

HDcctv Alliance Provides Europe with First Look at HDcctv 2.0 Technologies and Products at IFSEC 2014 Dahua, Eyenix, Intersil, and Telecom & Security to demonstrate next generation of HDcctv technologies and surveillance equipment

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urveillance video standards organisation the HDcctv Alliance will provide the European security industry with its first look at the new generation of HDcctv 2.0 surveillance technologies and products at IFSEC International 2014. The HDcctv 2.0 standards – which were ratified in February of this year – have been developed and agreed for equipment able to produce high-fidelity HD video, without transmission delay and without the need for IP cameras or new Ethernet cabling within a secured premises – meaning a significant costsaving in many surveillance systems. At IFSEC International 2014, Alliance members – including Dahua, Eyenix, Intersil, and Telecom & Security – will showcase new, HDcctv 2.0-related technologies and equipment. This demonstration coincides with the recent publication of an IHS report predicting significant growth in the HDcctv market segment over the next few years. Todd Rockoff, HDcctv Alliance Executive Director says, “There are two primary variants of HDcctv 2.0: NR and AT. HDcctv 2.0 NR adds plug ‘n’ play remote control up-the-coax to the

underlying HDcctv 1.0 format. HDcctv 2.0 AT, based on HDCVI technology, delivers HDTV signals over any legacy CCTV coaxial cabling, along with the plug ‘n’ play remote control capability. Both variants offer significant advantages over alternative methods for transmitting HD surveillance video.” Companies exhibiting on the HDcctv Alliance stand at IFSEC International 2014 include: ● Dahua: A world-leading advanced video surveillance solution provider and the inventor of HDCVI technology. The company’s product portfolio includes a full system series of frontend, back-end, and display equipment, as well as software and intelligent traffic solutions. Dahua will demonstrate the new HCVR7808S ‘tribrid’ DVR, an 8-channel DVR that supports HDCVI, analogue, or IP video inputs on each channel. ● Intersil: Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductors for HDcctv cameras and DVRs, delivering a variety of high-performance digital HD solutions. Intersil will demonstrate long-distance digiJune 2014

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tal transmission capabilities. ● Eyenix: Eyenix manufactures world-class image signal processors for HDcctv surveillance cameras, providing security cameras with a total solution for capturing, analysing, and transmitting HD video. Eyenix will demonstrate advanced ISP technology including long-distance digital transmission. ● Telecom & Security: T&S is an innovative Italian manufacturer of coaxial connectivity products for the security industry, focused on simple, re-usable, and effective termination solutions for coaxial cable-based installations. T&S will demonstrate unique, easy-to-use cable terminator technology. Yin Jun, Director of R&D at Dahua said, “We’re very excited about HDcctv 2.0 and the flexibility it offers both end users and installers. HDcctv 2.0 AT, in particular, provides the means to upgrade any analogue system to HD quality video with plug ‘n’ play remote control without disturbing the legacy infrastructure.” Jon Hwang, CEO of Eyenix said, “Integrators and installers responsible

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for designing and specifying surveillance systems are now able to work with HDcctv as easily as they worked with analogue CCTV 10 years ago. Certified HDcctv-compliant products from a variety of manufacturers will always interoperate, without the need to test all pair-wise combinations. This means convenience, peace of mind, and freedom of choice for installers and end users.”

Raman Sargis, Product Line Director at Intersil said, “HDcctv 2.0 offers powerful technical options which will accelerate the migration to HD surveillance. Intersil is especially excited about further enabling plug ‘n’ play products by proposing our SMPTE-compliant VC-2 compression technology to the HDcctv standard roadmap for digitally transmitting HD video over longer distances

and even higher-resolutions and frame rates.” Intersil intends to license, under mutually agreeable terms, its VC-2 design intellectual property to other HDcctv Alliance members for integration in their semiconductor technology, thereby facilitating multi-vendor VC-2 compression interoperability and further accelerating proliferation of HDcctv-compliant products.

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New Features for Stratocast Cloud-Based Video Surveillance System and Reduced Plan Pricing Stratocast users benefit from reduced Microsoft Azure storage costs and a range of new features including multi-channel encoder support in this latest update

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enetec™ announces new features and a reduced pricing plan for Stratocast™, its cloud-based video surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS), powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud-computing platform. Stratocast is designed to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses that require a reliable and cost-effective video surveillance solution without the expenses and complexities typically associated with installing and managing on-premise surveillance systems. The new features and pricing model are expected to be available mid-April 2014, including support for multi-channel encoders, a health-monitoring dashboard, integrator branding options, and geo-redundant storage.

customers by lowering the price of its Stratocast annual subscriptions by as much as 20 percent. “Since introducing Stratocast to the market in 2013, the global adoption of cloud-based services has grown in volume and demand, allowing large public cloud infrastructure providers like Microsoft Azure to reduce the cost of cloud-based storage as their system volume and efficiency increased,” said Christian Morin, Director of the Stratocast Product Group at Genetec, “We’re pleased to pass these savings on to our Stratocast customers and invite new customers to take advantage of new features and an even-more-affordable cloudbased VMS.”

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● Support for Axis multi-channel encoders will allow customers to easily migrate their analog system to Stratocast, while still preserving their investment in existing analog cameras

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that continue to be serviceable. ● A new health monitoring dashboard will provide warnings of system events and information about the client and cameras that are affected, allowing channel partners to monitor and facilitate rapid troubleshooting and remote assistance. ● Geo-redundancy in Stratocast provides an advanced failover mechanism in the unlikely event of a failure at the primary datacenter location. This option provides a greater level of resiliency and redundancy by seamlessly replicating recordings to a secondary datacenter hundreds of miles away from a user’s primary location, while remaining within the same region. ● In-app branding allows Stratocast Partners to add their logo within the Stratocast client, as well as customize their Stratocast landing page to increase their company’s visibility to end users.

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Morse Watchmans Receives Lenel Factory Certification under OpenAccess Alliance Program Morse Watchmans’ KeyWatcher Touch Key Management System approved for use with Lenel’s OnGuard® Access Control Security System

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orse Watchmans has received factory certification from Lenel Systems International and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). Morse Watchmans’ KeyWatcher Touch key management system interfaces with the OnGuard® access control system to enable seamless functionality between the systems. The certification ensures that OnGuard will manage functions such as provisioning and administration of the KeyWatcher key control system. “Morse Watchmans has completed required factory testing at Lenel to validate the functionality of its interface to OnGuard. End users can now manage their KeyWatcher system configuration for access, storage and tracking of keys

through OnGuard,” said Gidon Lissai, director of strategic alliances, Lenel, “We look forward to their continued involvement in the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.” “Our KeyWatcher True Touch OnGuard interface provides a powerful and cost effective method to improve building security,” said Fernando Pires, VP Sales and Marketing, Morse Watchmans, “By integrating the KeyWatcher key control system with Lenel’s access control system, users have comprehensive capabilities within one framework.” Morse Watchmans key control and management systems are an orderly and secure solution for addressing controlled usage and safekeeping

of mechanical keys. The tamper-proof systems are designed so that only authorized users, using pre-programmed PIN codes, access cards or biometrics, can access keys; on-board advanced technology automatically records all access activity. Morse Watchmans’ OnGuard interface allows users to quickly and efficiently configure several user authorization parameters including add/ modify/ delete cardholders and badge data; associate KeyWatcher site profiles to OnGuard access levels; configure which KeyWatcher TrueTouch alarms and transactions that get passed to OnGuard via alarms; allow the configuration of an Anti-Egress feature, to name just a few.

Gallagher Release New Technology to the International Security Market G

lobal leader in security systems technology, Gallagher, recently released their latest technology to the international security market. New releases include the latest version of Gallagher’s world-renowned security software, Command Centre, and the latest developments in their integrated access control technology. “Our focus on research and development for our security solutions is unwavering,” said Curtis Edgecombe, Global Manager for Gallagher, “As a result, today we’re releasing yet more product

innovations and system enhancements to the market.” Command Centre Premier version (v.) 7.20 is the latest version of the central management tool for Gallagher’s integrated security platform, Command Centre. The v7.20 release incorporates enhanced reporting functionality and significant user interface advancements; making day-to-day security management even simpler and more efficient than before. Gallagher’s latest developments in their intelligent access control system June 2014

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include the introduction of competency displays for the T20 Card + PIN Reader. These competencies enable enhanced health and safety management and improved enforcement of onsite and regulatory requirements. Competency displays are available in different languages including English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Arabic and Thai. The T20 Card + PIN Reader will now run on Gallagher’s HBUS communications protocol – supporting high-level encryption and high-speed

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communications. This releases follow the introduction of new perimeter security solutions which were launched in October last

year. Gallagher’s K20 Tensioner Link System and Z10 Tension Sensor are attracting significant attention on the global security stage. The two products

form an integrated perimeter security solution for which Gallagher has already received two awards in the United States Government security space.

Middle East and Africa Forecast for Strong Growth Opportunity in Access Control, with CAGR of 14.8%

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he EMEA region continued to make strides toward recovery in 2013 and is expected to see moderate growth from 2014 through 2015 for traditional electronic access control. For traditional access control, IHS has estimated growth of about 3.1% in 2014. When including electronic locks (mechatronic, digital cylinder and electromechanical), IHS estimated a growth of about 7.4% in 2014. According to IHS’s 2014 report on access control, the Middle East and African regions are forecast to be worth about $180 million in 2014, which combine to have a CAGR of about 15% from 2013 through 2018. IHS found that many countries across the Middle East are searching for and installing the most cutting edge technology available. To encourage best of breed adoption, many countries in the Middle East have programs in place to reduce the amount of counterfeit product entering the country, such as Saudi Arabia with the Intertek program. IHS expects this program is helping to keep margins higher than in other parts of the region. For Africa, many international banks and

regional banks have been investing in expansion across the African continent. When banks expand and/ or new banks are created, this presents a growth opportunity for electronic access control. In the past, South Africa represented

the most opportunity for access control adoption but this may be changing soon. In April 2014 Nigeria’s official statistics agency released rebased GDP data – the first such revision since 1990 – providing a more accurate assessment of the economy. The broad revision puts Nigeria ahead of South Africa with a GDP measure for 2013 of US$509 bilJune 2014

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lion, 89% higher than the corresponding figure from the now outdated series. Additionally, infrastructure such as airports, seaports, education and critical sites including oil & gas and energy, are all experiencing very strong growth and IHS expects a significant impact on the access control industry in the short to medium term. Lastly, IHS has assumed the consumption of IT equipment suggests the rate of movement toward IP and other more advanced security technologies. According to IHS Global Insight, the Middle East and Eastern Europe and CIS countries were expected to both have a CAGR of about 6.5% from 2013 through 2018. Overall, the Middle East and African regions are expected to be great markets for growth over the next 2-3 years. Wireless locks, IP-enabled devices and iris recognition readers will be at the forefront of product requests. Training and educating not only integrators, installers and distributors but also end-users is critical to success.

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The Security Industry Association’s (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) is the security industry’s premier awards-based marketing program. The NPS was established in 1979 to recognize innovative products, services and solutions in electronic physical security. Technologies showcased through this program are used in the protection of life and property in residential, commercial and institutional settings. Each year at ISC West, the NPS program recognizes winners in several product and service categories and presented the prestigious Judge’s Choice and Best New Product awards. This year’s NPS Program had 105 entries from 88 companies. We bring you details of some of the entrants and winners of the 2014 New Product Showcase. ate a hybrid UPS to power your remote systems, or systems in your building. For a turnkey alternative consider the SentryPOWER™ CORE which integrates the SentryPOWER™ POD with batteries and an enclosure.

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Features include:

● Integrated SentryPOWER™ AMP intelligent, hybrid charge controller. ● 5U, 19 inch rack mount configuration with EZ access handles. ● Simple maintenance with all-in-one LRU (line replacement unit) design. ● Front panel access for network switch.

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he SentryPOWER™ product line offers a unique modular approach to remote power and system management. The SentryPOWER™ POD offers Power on Demand for a variety of applications. Simply add AGM batteries to provide the storage capacity needed and you have a hybrid UPS that accepts power from up to three sources. The SentryPOWER™ POD comes standard with a 24V DC power I/ O rail, 110V AC input that can be used for mains power or a generator, and two 24V DC inputs for sources such as solar panels. With built in programmable intelligence the SentryPOW™ ER POD can be easily configured to automate remote devices or to auto-start a generator when other sources are insufficient to keep the batteries charged. With this simple, modular component you can easily creJune 2014

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110 or 220V AC input. Two 24V DC inputs. Main battery ON/ OFF safety switch. Four way switch for 24vdc inputs (OFF, 1 ON, 2 ON, 1 & 2 ON). ● Data monitoring and logging for all power I/ O and battery state. ● Web interface for programming, setup, remote maintenance and trending. ● Power I/ O safety fuses (easily accessible on front panel).

of installing security infrastructure. Outdoor security projects encompass many infrastructure expenses that typically dwarf the cost of security cameras themselves. These include plans and permits for construction and trenching, installing electrical and communication wiring to remote areas, and on-site provisioning. The result has been a significant capital investment each time an organization needs to secure a facility. By combining solar power and wireless communications with the most accurate outdoor detection system available, the new SightSensor eliminates much of the installation costs, fulfilling a long-sought promise of using smart thermal cameras as an outdoor burglar alarm system. Designed for outdoor perimeter and area security, day and night, in all weather conditions, the 3rd Generation SightSensor has four times the processing, is one-third the size, and consumes half the power of the prior generation. With lens options that range from wide areas (90˚ FOV) to 600m distances, the nitrogen-purged, NEMA 4x SightSensor leverages on-board video processing for high Probability of Detect (PD) and low Nuisance Alarm Rate (NAR) analytics while providing crisp, clear video at all times. Increased performance and lower costs meet a broad range of applications and budgets, from critical asset protection to theft and vandalism prevention.

Practical applications of the SentryPOWER™ Web I/ O board interface include: ● Remote equipment tamper detection. ● Remote equipment power cycle/ reboot. ● Early detection of equipment degradation. ● Accurate and detailed reporting of remote power usage to ensure proper battery and charge-source scaling. For more information: www.sentryview.com

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Major new features of the third generation SightSensor include: ● Four times the on-board video processing. ● Greatly reduced power, size and weight. ● Support for ONVIF, H.264. ● Audio messages triggered in response to alarm conditions. ● Simplified video cabling and connections. ● Flexible browser-based configuration option. For more information: www.sightlogix.com.

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he third-generation thermal SightSensor builds on SightLogix’ heritage for precise, round the clock, all-weather security solutions. With significant processing and power consumption innovations, the new SightSensor solves the biggest problem faced by the security industry today, which is the cost

CONVERGENCE AND INTEGRATED SOFTWARE AND SOLUTIONS

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each object. “Pacom Unison is another example of Stanley Security’s commitment to delivering innovative technologies to the security industry,” stated Brett Bontrager, Senior Vice President & Group Executive, Stanley Security Solutions, for Stanley Black & Decker, “The open nature of the Unison product makes it a major differentiator with a powerful value proposition to the commercial, industrial, education and healthcare markets.” For more information: www.stamnleysecurity.com

integrates access control, intrusion detection, video, fire and intercom into a single intuitive user interface – making it suitable for airports, universities, hospitals and other market segments which demand rich system integration within a single large facility.

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Unison’s ability to unify different technologies, systems and applications into one simple common interface presents a unique value proposition. With a focus on simplicity and user friendliness, Unison is also characterized by a deep integration with various subsystems which makes the commissioning process considerably easier and leads to more cost effective installations. The open architecture enables simple and rapid driver development for third party applications and can therefore be customized to the clients’ specific requirements. Unison boasts a slick, modern, role-based Graphical User Interface. With standard Windows conventions and controls, Unison’s unrivalled usability enables operators to easily search, bulk-update and report on data across all modules with minimal training. “One of the most appealing traits of Unison is that it offers choice of which hardware and applications to use – irrespective of manufacturer. This flexibility, combined with the strong integration that exists between all the subsystems, ensures maximum value and operational efficiencies,” said Steve Barton, CTO at Pacom Systems. Unison also offers a powerful one-click function that uploads the entire configuration from the selected subsystem. For alarm or fire systems that typically have hundreds or even thousands of points, this function dramatically reduces the time that would traditionally be spent manually programming June 2014

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Stream Designs manufactures highly engineered all climate outdoor PTZ camera enclosures. The X|Clear enclosure is the world’s only patented self-cleaning system that c o n s i s t e n t ly yields clear image quality during wet, dirty and harsh weather conditions. X Stream Designs’ enclosures are designed to withstand all environments, extreme or mild, and are ready for all weather conditions – rain, snow, ice, extreme heat and extreme cold. Constructed of thermo plastic polycarbonate material, these nearly indestructible camera enclosures were intuitively designed with the end user and integrator in mind. For more information: www.xstreamdesigns.com

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Department of Social Services and Health Care in Tampere, Finland Deploys

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ployees, the department has deployed the Avigilon solution at all of its locations across the country.

est nations by international standards. A leader in technology, research, education, and culture, the Tampere Department of Social Services and Health Care is at the cutting-edge of health care, offering preventative services and solutions that reduce the social costs of poor health. As one of the country’s most rapidly developing regions, Tampere City Department of Social Services and Health Care delivers primary care to its 215,000 residents through more than 200 social and health care units, and three hospitals. To reduce incidents of violence, vandalism and crime, and to create a safe environment for patients and em-

According to Raimo Rae, Hospital Engineer at the Tampere Department of Social Services and Health Care, the region has experienced a rise in incidents since 2000. “We have also seen an increase in the occurrence of diagnosed mental health disorders and drug use amongst employees and patients, further compelling us to improve security,” said Rae, “We are constantly enhancing our services to keep pace with society’s escalating security risks.” Tampere installed the Avigilon solution with several key goals in mind. Firstly, the department wanted a reliable way to clearly capture data about its facilities to resolve issues and reduce June 2014

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criminal activity. Secondly, employees needed a system that would assist with patient control, particularly during night shifts when only a few nurses are on duty. Finally, the department needed to easily review footage to assess and improve customer service levels. The Tampere project included over 335 Avigilon HD cameras across all properties, monitored 24/7 and managed using the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) software with High Definition Stream Management (HDSM) technology. The department also relies on Avigilon analogue video encoders and Avigilon network video recorders (NVRs) to store up to two weeks of continuous surveillance footage. The user-friendly ACC software allows Rae to quickly search through footage for accurate identification and efficient investigations. “With exceptional image clarity, we can now find the right evidence in a fraction of the time,” claimed Rae, who also regularly shares footage with local police, “Our footage has led to warnings, dismissals, and even conviction in several cases, and we have also noticed a marked increase in confessions because the image quality is truly indisputable.” Not only does the Avigilon system allow the department to focus on improving security, but it has also helped save on costs that stem from property damage and theft. In addition, the department has also lowered the number of liability claims since deploying the Avigilon solution.

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Somalia Introduces New Secure National ID and E-Passport with HID Global and their Partners

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he Federal Republic of Somalia took another step toward the establishment of law and order with the launch of two new citizen ID programs: a new national ID card and e-passport. The ID documents and their supporting solutions were designed and implemented by an association of Oman’s Al Madina Group, a leading security printer and systems integrator; Ebtikart Smart System, a leading solution provider with presence in Somalia; and HID Global. The introduction of these secure identity documents and supporting solutions will help the government of Somalia in its efforts to restore law and order, enhance economic development, and improve the standard of living for the citizens of Somalia. The national citizen ID documents improve the security

situation in the country by enabling law enforcement agencies to verify citizens’ identities, while the e-passport facilitates international travel across borders. The new electronic passport is compliant with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, ensuring that Somali citizens are carrying a fraud-resistant identity document that complies with current international standards. Al Madina Group, in partnership with Ebtikart Smart System, successfully delivered the secure e-passport and eID projects. “We are excited for the future of Somalia and appreciate the government’s commitment to the highest international security standards,” said Sheila Jamal, President of Al Madina Group. “We look forward to a continued partnership with HID Global, whose expertise and

flexibility enabled the effective design and integration of advanced secure ID technologies and systems in a short-time frame.” HID Global will manufacture and provide highly secure chip-enabled electronic passport covers and a custom national ID card with multiple security features. “We are proud to contribute to this important program and to partner with Al Madina Group, whose professional project methodology, flexibility and customer orientation have led to a seamless implementation,” said Rob Haslam, Vice President of Government ID Solutions with HID Global. The solutions provided to Somalia have applications in a number of African as well as Middle-Eastern countries, given the need to constantly upgrade their Identity Management Solutions.

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DANI, the specialist security screening developer, has been chosen to supply the first phase of body scanning systems for the Norwegian Customs Service-Toll Customs. Following a competitive tendering process in the summer of 2013 ADANI working together with Nordic Security Solutions have been awarded a contract to supply the Conpass Full Body Security Screening Systems.

Simon Lyster, Managing Director of Adani Limited said, “We have worked hard with the technical and commercial team at Nordic Security Solutions to develop an offer that we are proud has been accepted by the Norwegian Customs service as it not only meets their technical requirements but can also be delivered and installed in a short timescale. “This was a very thorough procurement process that included a visit to June 2014

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our factory and, we presume, the factories of other manufacturers. This gave the assessment team a chance to thoroughly test our system and once again we showed that we can produce the best quality image with the lowest possible dose.” Jorgen Lindberg, Managing Director of Nordic Security Solutions said, “My team and I are very pleased to have won this important tender. We see

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this as an important installation both in overcoming the importation of drugs and other contraband into Norway but also as an extension to the service that NSS offers our customer. We are very proud to offer the Adani Conpass and know that this will be the start of a long and effective relationship between our companies” Simon added, “The demand for

more complete personnel screening systems is increasing in a number of key markets as a result of a mixture of events and the realization by the enforcement agencies that the technology exists to safely screen for a wide range of banned and dangerous items. The ADANI Conpass has shown that its robust design, together with the ability to deliver a low dose solution,

has proved popular with an increasing range of international customers. At ADANI, we have always been proud of the fact that we offer a flexible approach to meeting the customer’s needs. This has proven very successful in 2013 and by the end of the year, we are planning to further expand this with a wide range of flexible personnel screening solutions.”

CEM Systems secures Sur Independent Power Plant, Oman Oman’s largest power plant chooses CEM AC2000 access control and security management system

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EM Systems, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco (NYSE: TYC), announces that the industry leading AC2000 security management system has been installed in the Sur Independent Power Plant (IPP), Oman. The system was installed by CEM Approved Reseller Majees Technical Services LLC. The gas and oil-fired Sur Independent Power Plant (IPP) will be the largest power plant in Oman, representing approximately 30% of Oman’s installed

power capacity when it is complete in 2014. The $1.6bn project owned by Phoenix Power Company SAOC will provide much needed power to meet the growing demand for electricity by employing state of the art technology and introducing high efficiency conversion technology. CEM’s AC2000 is a powerful and reliable access control and security management system used to protect sites where security is of paramount importance. AC2000 provides Sur Independ-

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ent Power Plant with a suite of essential client and browser based applications including central alarm monitoring, integrated command and control, sophisticated ID badging, visitor management, time and attendance and much more. “Having worked with CEM Systems previously on a number of projects in Oman, we knew the AC2000 system would be the perfect solution for Sur Independent Power Plant,” said SekharSubramonian, General Manager (F&S Division), Majees Technical Services LLC. He continued, “With software applications such as Time and Attendance, AC2000 offers the power plant more than just access control; it offers a way of increasing business efficiency and cost savings.” “CEM works closely with customers to provide a solution which meets their specific needs,” said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems, “The AC2000 Time and Attendance module provides a

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user friendly interface which allows the company to monitor and report on employee IN and OUT swipes each day, ensuring staff have completed their daily/ weekly contracted hours. Existing cards and readers can be used for both access control and time and attendance, providing significant pro-

ject cost savings.” The sDCM300 low cost, two door intelligent serial controller was also installed throughout the power plant. The sDCM300 interfaces third party read heads with the CEM AC2000 access control system. Using a powerful 32bit processor, the sDCM300 gives full off-

line validation and decision making at the point of entry, even when host communication is not available. Built with the flexibility to grow as the user requirements change, the AC2000 system has provided Sur Independent Power Plant with virtually unlimited expansion capabilities.

The Monumental Guido Coal Mine Secures its Employees and Tourists Background:

Advanced protection for a 158 year old coal mine

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he Monumental Guido Coal Mine, which was founded in 1855, is located in the City of Zabrze in Silesia province in southern Poland. Encompassing a Coal Mining Museum and modern areas ‘K8 zone’ for leisure, business and culture, it is now a place for young and old people to explore the region’s mining heritage and organize cultural and art events. The K8 zone, located 320 meters below ground in the Guido Coal Mine, consists of four huge chambers for conferences, concerts, theatrical performances, culture fairs, business meetings etc. More uniquely, the deepest place in K8 Zone houses a pub, which is considered one of the most iconic pubs in Silesia. The unique underground climate guarantees a raw mine decor with brick ceilings. With the modern zone entering official operations in 2013, visitors to the Guido Coal Mine increased significantly. The Guido Coal Mine decided to implement a modern network surveillance system, providing its employees and tour-

ists with a better and more advanced protection shield. The surveillance system had to be able to manage and control a large number of people 250m below ground level, under low light conditions. The selection of cameras was the biggest challenge in this project since cameras must be able to cope with difficult lighting conditions, to deliver high quality images, and to resist from dust in the underground tunnels.

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fter detailed evaluation, engineers from Guido Mine and specialists from the local professional system integrator KAZ Company decided to choose camera VIVOTEK IP8151. VIVOTEK IP8151, a 1.3 megapixel professional fixed network camera, represents the next-generation in video quality in network cameras. Featuring the utmost in picture clarity through utilization of advanced sensor technology, the camera is able to capture exceptional details during daytime, as well as to offer unparalleled visibility under low-light June 2014

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conditions through its Supreme Night Visibility feature. In addition, designed with WDR Enhancement, image details under extremely bright and dark environments can be identified clearly. Moreover, VIVOTEK IP8151 is equipped with a microphone and two-way audio track. This makes communication and instruction easy and direct, which is a very useful function when an event occurs.

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there. In the K8 Zone, where free movement is allowed between chambers, the operator can supervise people who are in the middle of the mine. Tourists can’t smoke in the mine and the operator can check this by camera. When somebody loses their way, the operator can help them. The system monitoring is very helpful to workers, too.”

be managed without any problems under difficult conditions in the coal mine. Cameras in external housings can perfectly manage with the dust and air humidity. The museum must constantly monitor a number of people moving in and out from the mine. With the use of VIVOTEK cameras the mine can register people who are moving

Providing Security and Confidence Tools for South African Campus

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n South Africa’s Western Cape Province lies the town of Strand. Known for its beautiful beaches, the town also has excellent academic facilities, with one of these being Strand High School. Fortunately, Strand High School offers a peaceful learning environment to provide an excellent Afrikaans school education for its student body. Recently however, as a proactive measure, school administrators drew up plans for a security solution that would: ● make sure that school rules and regulations are adhered to. ● decrease occurrences of bullying. ● offer clear video surveillance of school entrances and exits. ● monitor any individual entering onto, or leaving, school property. ● offer clear video surveillance over athletic fields and general school grounds.

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n essence, administrators wanted a CCTV solution that would provide surveillance over access control and the

school’s general grounds. To turn this idea into a reality, Hikvision’s official South African distributer, Sensor, and South African security installer Cam Live Vision combined to design, and install a solution that addresses these security goals. Ben Bekker, Director of Cam Live Vision, noted, “It became clear in the initial stages that the specifications of the client, combined with school budget concerns, required that very specific cameras were used. We had to be very intelligent about designing a solution that addressed these often disparate goals.”

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ekker opted for a PTZ model to cover surrounding school grounds (including playing fields, outdoor cafeteria and parking garage), as well providing optimal viewing of school entrances and exits. Specifically, Hikvision’s Smart PTZ – DS-2DF7284 Series 2MP network IR PTZ dome camera was chosen. With units placed on the June 2014

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front and back of the school building, PTZ functionality offers a full 360° of coverage. However, this PTZ functionality is only one piece of the puzzle. Another was a 20x optical zoom that provides the coverage needed for all the school, in its entirety. Yet, “It’s the DS-2DF7284’s 2MP resolution that allows the school Principal and Vice Principal to accurately identify an individual regardless if they are at the main front entrance or behind the rugby field,” explained Bekker. One bonus is the model’s Smart IR capability and 150m of IR range, a tool “That is definitely of use during the

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night, to give us security even if students are not present,” Bekker added.

Box cameras for indoor and other areas

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ikvision box cameras were chosen for indoor locations and specific outdoor areas. The DS2CD864F-E(W) 1.3MP network box camera was combined with Hikvision’s TV0309D-MPIR lens to view indoor school hallways, indoor cafeteria, and outdoor courtyard space. As with the previous speed dome, great megapixel resolution was also a must. However with the addition of the TV0309D-MPIR lens, spaces that experience difficult lighting are properly addressed. This is due to the lens’ varifocal IR function and auto iris – provid-

ing clear images in quickly-changing lighting environment.

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ince Strand High School’s Principal and Vice-Principal use their PCs to conveniently monitor this IP solution, Hikvision’s iVMS software was combined with the DS-9632NI-ST embedded NVR. As this NVR supports 32 IP camera channels, it is an excellent tool to allow these administrators

access to whichever camera that is currently needed. This comes in particularly handy during peak hours, such as the morning (with students arriving) and the afternoon (with them leaving for the day). And the results are already in: after only one week using this solution, instances of bullying decreased. Bekker noted this was confirmed by both students and Strand’s Principal. Furthermore, teachers can now review high-quality video to easily identify students who break school rules such as leaving school grounds during breaks. Importantly, everyone entering and exiting school premises is closely monitored – bringing Strand High School both security and a sense of confidence during these changing modern times.

Dahua Megapixel IP Solution Secures Economic Pillar Industry in Morocco O

CP group is a global leader in phosphate and its derivative markets. Headquartered in Morocco, it recently upgraded its video surveillance system with Dahua HD IP solution. OCP group has been a key player in international phosphate market since its founding in 1920. It is the world’s largest exporter of phosphate rock and phosphoric acid as well as one of the world’s largest producers of fertilizer. Its production site had been equipped with an analog system for several years; however, the system failed to give any useful information after an incident. Thus, OCP group decided to level up their security by adding Dahua HD IP solution as complementary, as well

as replacing its old DVRs. Depending on customers’ needs, a crystal clear monitoring image was on top of their list, and due to its wide production site, it is of importance to deploy cameras well, both indoor and outdoor. Moreover, since the manufacturing base was secured by different branded devices, product compatibility became a key issue. Under professional suggestion of COUNTRY TECH, Dahua’s local distributor, OCP group decided to take Dahua speed domes (SD6980-HN & SD6582A-HN), NVRs (NVR3216) and DVRs (DVR0804HF-L) to secure their assets. Dahua 1.3/ 2-megapixel network speed domes provide real-time recordJune 2014

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ing at high definitions with maximum 100-meter IR distance, ensuring a wide visual range at night as well as other poor-lighting conditions; domes’ ingress protection rating is up to IP67 and IK10 against harsh weather. NVR3216 supports maximum 120fps @ 1080p recording and accommodates two HDDs for data storage. “We put quality first when selecting products,” said Afaf RAIS, Sales Manager of COUNTRY TECH, “Partnering with Dahua for several years has made us confident about the products and services they provide; and this is also based on a reasonable price. During the project, Dahua showed professionalism

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and offered very good support and services.” “Phosphate is the economic pillar in Morocco, we are proud that our solution and products could be applied to secure

it,” said William Zhou, Sales Director of Latin America and Africa at Dahua Technology, “Global demand for high definition solution continues to grow. Take Africa as an example, in recent

years, we have seen more and more projects asking for IP solutions, and thus we will work more on this and bring more region-oriented products and solutions to the market.”

Royal Docks Enjoy Greater Coverage, with Fewer Cameras thanks to IndigoVision Challenge

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he Royal Docks Management Agency is responsible for the security of one of the largest enclosed docks in the world. 13 meters deep and 4km long, the docks cover an area the size of

central London, an entire acre of which is land. This leisure water haven is managed from a security base in the King George V Control Centre, which also provides security for the surrounding area, which encompasses London City Airport and the Excel Centre. Providing surveillance for this complex site presents a number of challenges, such as wide geographic areas and difficult light conditions. In addition, the high level of public traffic means that operators have to quickly identify and respond to specific incidents. The previous security system was failing to

meet those challenges, having poor image detail and a difficult user interface, which slowed operator response time. The high volumes of pedestrian traffic across the Royal Victoria footbridge during events and the activities in the

area now known as the Royal Victoria Beach meant that updating this security system was vital.

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rran Henderson at DSSL Group was asked to design a new system to meet these increasing security needs. Standard Definition (SD) cameras have been replaced by IndigoVision’s High Definition (HD) BX cameras. The increased resolution from the new HD cameras mean more effective digital zoom, allowing Royal Docks to reduce the total number of cameras by 15%. June 2014

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The map-based user interface of IndigoVision’s Control Center software allows operators to see exactly what is happening in any area simply by clicking on the onscreen map, improving operator response time. Fast, efficient video search means specific clips of incidents can now be found and exported in seconds. “The engineers have done a fantastic job of installing the system and training us on the equipment,” enthused Project Manager Leigh Storey, “Operator response time is faster and the image detail from the IndigoVision cameras is outstanding – I can see 2½ kilometres down the Thames!”

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● Operators can now see clearly over a far greater distance than before. ● Specific clips can be searched and exported quickly and easily. ● Operators can instantly see what’s happening in an area simply by clicking it on the onscreen map. ● Cameras can be deployed wherever needed – without having to worry about control centres, allowing for more efficient coverage.

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Active RFID/ RTLS Healthcare Solutions Located on the 111-acre campus of Devon Partnership NHS Trust’s Langdon Hospital in the south Devon countryside, the recently built £27m Dewnans Centre – a medium-secure mental health facility – provides care and treatment for people with a wide variety of mental health needs

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roviding a combination of care, therapy and recreation, the centre seeks to support people’s recovery goals in a setting in which security is necessary, but must be handled in an unobtrusive manner, allowing people access in and around the buildings without feeling locked in. Dewnans is a large complex site, encompassing four wards with 60 en-suite rooms and extensive therapy facilities. Each ward functions as a self-contained unit with separate courtyard gardens, TV lounges, laundry, interview rooms, offices, arts and crafts centres, and dining

room. There are also treatment rooms, workshops, a library and computer centre, music room, sports barn, café, and administrative offices on site.

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his newest addition to the National Health Service’s (NHS) portfolio of mental health inpatient facilities stands as the first unit to come online under the newly revised design guide for medium secure units. The

new guidelines outline design criteria for medium-secure facilities, ranging from principles for room design and maintaining service integrity to testing schedules for building materials. Key among these principles is that materials and components used at Dewnans be both tamper and vandal proof whilst maintaining the level of security and safety required for such a facility.

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ogiscan Security Systems Ltd., the security integrator for this yearlong project, selected the Elpas real-time location system (RTLS) from Tyco Security Products as the backbone for its access control and alarm project. The integrator chose the system after recognizing that Elpas’ Active RFID/ RTLSbased system could operate within the constraints of the anti-vandalism directives and withstand a typically harsh environment. The Elpas system could address the Dewnans Centre’s large open spaces and usable space both inside and outside, as well as the unique components of the anti-tampering and anti-vandalism scheme that provided further design constraints. To address the concerns with vandalism, the Elpas radio frequency (RF) readers and low frequency (LF) exciters were positioned in such a June 2014

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the building of Dewnans Centre, we knew we were given the opportunity to break new ground for mental health centre security. The need to meet the latest design guides, whilst respecting the integrity of patient care, would stand as an example for all centres going forward” – Craig O’Dwyer Project Manager Community Estates Services manner as to work with the unique design restrictions at Dewnans. RFs were installed in high locations, whilst LFs were installed inside doorframes of each patient’s living area. Readers below 3m were positioned behind Lexan Marguard plastic and held in place by anti-tamper screws to make them vandal resistant. This is unlike a traditional proximity system that would need readers positioned where patients and staff had access to them, exposing the equipment to possible vandalism. Another necessary feature for the security system was it needed to avoid having a single point of failure, calling for an architecture that was mainly controller-led vs. relying solely on a single-server computer. The

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Dewnans project is designed with 38 controller-led networks positioned within individual firebreaks. Each controller is independent of the others, so if one goes down, the rest of the system stays online and the backend server acts only as an event reporting system. Additionally, there are fixed wire LED call points within each patient living area and fixed wire ‘patient attack’ call buttons in the communal areas. “This project presented unique challenges in identifying a system that would meet the security needs in an unobtrusive style, whilst still complying with the new standards,” said Paul Cavill, Engineering Director of Logiscan, “Fortunately, the Elpas system addressed those issues with its multi-application approach and Active RFID/ RTLS technology.” The installation involved 160-plus doors that can be controlled by both the staff members via personnel identitystyle tags, and patients through wrist tags with electronic tamper monitoring. The tags transmit data to the reader, and in turn, each reader relays real-time tag

data to the system. Two-button ID tags provide staff access to offices and patient rooms, as needed, with the press of a button. Otherwise, the tags operate in a handsfree manner. The ID tags additionally include a staff duress feature that enables responders to know the exact location of the staff member in duress and provide a quicker response to the emergency call. Hospital staff on each of the four wards as well as in the hospital’s main

control centre can view the RTLS tags worn by employees and patients via use of the Elpas software, which presents the location of active tags on a graphical map of the facility. Tied into the system are also paging and public address features. As a true multi-application system, the Elpas RTLS combines access control, nurse call and staff attack in a single system, making it easier for Logiscan to install and maintain, and for Dewnans Centre staff to operate. The Elpas RFID/ RTLS at the Dewnans Centre can accommodate additional spinoffs as needed and budgeted.This can include drug storage key tracking and location, preventing staff from leaving the premises with sensitive keys; asset tracking; and even location logic to identify which patients can or cannot be in the same area at the same time. Elpas also offers the ability to provide temperature monitoring, staff/ resident escort functionality and building automation solutions.

Raytec VARIO Lighting Secures MultiMillion Dollar Property, Adelaide V ARIO Infra-Red LED lighting from Raytec has ‘exceeded expectations’ as part of a high security IP CCTV system to protect an exclusive, multi-million dollar residential property in Unley Park, Adelaide, South Australia. Due to the size of the site, stretching over two roadways, a wireless Panasonic IP camera system was installed, but high quality, reliable lighting was needed to-

capture good images at night; and crucially for the end user, with zero light pollution. Integrator Fort Knox Security who designed and deployed the system recommended VARIO Infra-Red LED lighting from Raytec, for invisible illumination which would help deliver high quality CCTV images at night. “Raytec is a well known brand in the market, with a reputation for excellent prodJune 2014

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uct reliability and the ability to deliver superb image quality,” comments Jim Wills, CEO of Fort Knox. Jim Wills further stated, “VARIO’s flexibility lent itself perfectly to this application. Its interchangeable lenses allowed us to output multiple illumination angles from one unit, meaning that one generic product could be used to cover difference areas. This was also easy for us to specify, order and install.”

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With VARIO holographic lens technology providing high quality, even light distribution, the IR lighting allows the camera system to capture real time footage of the site with excellent clarity and detail, all at full frame rate and with zero light pollution. The reliable illumination allows consistent remote night time viewing of the site over the network sys-

tem at any time. “The product exceeded expectations and performed very well, with 50m+ clear vision around the site at night enabling easy identification of anyone entering the property at night,” says Wills. The owner of the property also recognised the energy and cost saving ben-

efits in choosing VARIO LED illuminators. All Raytec illuminators provide a long ten year life, have an extremely low power consumption and low running costs, and also require zero maintenance. This has allowed the property owner to make significant savings compared to other traditional high energy lighting solutions.

USS Selects Sony Cameras Company deploys security cameras in parking area not only for security purposes, but also to identify and direct drivers to available parking spaces

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SS – a Japanese car auction company – was looking at systems that would guide drive-in members to free spaces in the parking area. They were also looking for a system to maintain security. The company ultimately decided to deploy Sony’s SNC-CH110 network

cameras. The SNC-CH110’s auto-exposure adjustment capability delivers a consistent wide-angle image even when there is backlighting in the field, allowing each camera to cover four parking spaces. The deployed cameras were successfully linked with the parking-area control system, enabling smooth guidance to free parking spots. The resulting images are also effective in maintaining security.

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SS runs regular used-car auctions at 17 auction sites throughout Japan. Members unable to come to a site may participate via Internet or satellite.

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at each space. USS felt, however, that the cost of installing 1000 sensors would be prohibitive. So they were looking for an alternative approach.

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he company ultimately decided to deploy 250 Sony SNC-CH110 IP cameras. Because these cameras deliver a wide-angle view, each camera can effectively monitor four spaces. Each camera takes a shot once every 10 seconds; the images are continuously analyzed to

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identify free spaces in the area. The resulting data is transmitted to a car guidance system, which displays the relevant information on an electronic board, and controls driver guide lamps accordingly. The installed system delivers effective guidance to free spaces.

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embers who arrive in cars that they are putting up for auction will occasionally park in the general parking area – rather than in the separate area specifically set up for this purpose – and leave their car behind when returning home. With the current system, each driver presents an IC card when entering the area, and the system records both the card number and the car’s license plate number. With the new cameras in place,

it is now a simple matter to identify and contact owners of cars that have been left behind – correcting a longstanding problem of cars left for long periods of time.

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hen USS was considering methods for identifying free spaces, it was suggested that analysis of images obtained from a security and monitoring system could be used in place of conventional sensors. Use of the SNCCH110 network camera was a promising alternative – the wide-angle view from each camera could cover four spaces, and the required wiring would be significantly reduced. Further investigation confirmed that the cameras could be deployed at much lower cost

than sensors. In addition, the use of a security and monitoring system was deemed essential for capturing evidence that could be used in cases of accidents, which occur with relative frequency in parking areas. It became clear that a very efficient solution would be to use a single camera system to deliver both the security functions and the sensor functions. Many cameras currently on the market, however, are not sufficiently effective for these tasks: they may fail to provide good imaging under backlit conditions, or fail to provide sufficiently high-quality images, or break down too easily or too often. Sony’s product, however, is extremely durable, and delivers bright and clear imaging even under adverse conditions.

Heathrow Airport Installs emerald™ Intelligent Access Terminal The industry’s most multi-functional touch screen access terminal deployed for controlling access to security critical areas throughout Heathrow Airport

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creasing operational efficiency. Heathrow Airport, a long standing CEM customer, is using emerald to control critical paths and restricted zones that are permanently manned by security personnel. emerald will provide security staff with a clear, visual, colour image indicating the card status i.e., access denied or access granted. emerald will also enhance security at Heathrow’s Campus area where all cargo, staff and crew are June 2014

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processed before gaining access to the airside area. This is a critical part of Heathrow’s security operation where the highest level of security is required. CEM Systems has been working with Heathrow Airport for over 20 years securing all five terminals with AC2000 Airport; CEM’s aviation specific access control and security management system. AC2000 Airport provides Heathrow Airport with a flexible and customisable

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security solution to meet their unique and growing security requirements. AC2000 Airport protects staff, aviation equipment such as air bridges and luggage carousels, and millions of passengers each year. As well as utilising AC2000 software modules such as AC2000 AED (Alarm Event Display), AC2000 T&A (Time & Attendance) and AC2000 VIPPS (Visual Imaging Pass Production System) the airport also has over 4000 readers from the CEM S600 range and a number of S3030 portable readers for airport roaming security. Adding to the existing range of hardware, emerald is now installed in the Heathrow ID centre and the Campus area. “As an intelligent device emerald goes beyond securing premises; it empowers users, improves overall business needs and increases operational efficiency” said Andrew Fulton, Senior Director of Global Sales, CEM Sys-

tems. He continued, “emerald is truly revolutionising the security industry, providing a whole new access control experience.” Featuring a touch screen reader and controller in one, and built in Voice over IP (VoIP) intercom functionality removing the need for an additional intercom system, emerald uniquely enables data normally only available on the CEM AC2000 access control client PC to be accessed locally and securely at the door through its range of Remote Applications. They display real time security information and statistics such as card status, scheduled visitors, top system alarms and most recent alarms on the terminal. Additional applications include First and Last swipes that can be used for time and attendance purposes, Card Details for individuals to determine access levels and card expiry date, and

Change PIN that allows users to proactively change their own PIN without contacting the system operator. This data can only be accessed by those with the correct cardholder privileges. emerald now has the ability to display rotating advertisements or information announcements. This feature can be used to display Health & Safety notices or company updates, as well as advertisements which businesses can use to assist in revenue generation. Entry Checklist Mode enables emerald to display a sequence of images and questions relating to business requirements such as Security or Health & Safety, which users must answer positively before the door will open. If the employee answers No to any of the mandatory questions the door will not open. This enables the business to enforce their Health & Safety Policy at the edge of their access control system.

Riva Cameras help with

Adaptive Traffic Control Several traffic light systems at busy crossroads in Serbia are driven with the help of RIVA cameras with integrated video analytics

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daptive traffic control is increasingly being used worldwide to manage the constantly increasing traffic. This means that traffic light systems are adjusted to the actual traffic demand. Thus, traffic flows are significantly improved, especially during rush hours. Also, long waiting periods in the middle of the night at an empty crossroad because of a red traffic light now belong to the past. There are several technologies to

implement adaptive traffic control. RIVA cameras, with intelligent video analytics offer the advantage that in contrast to inductive loops, which were often used in

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the past, no complex construction works are necessary for the installation because the IP cameras are simply mounted on poles of the traffic lights. Furthermore, the video analytics from RIVA can be installed quickly and easily. As a result, the system is directly ready to use without spending highs costs and wasting time. In addition, the video analytics, which is integrated in RIVA cameras, is easy to use and is highly reliable.

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For the adaptive traffic control in Serbia several RIVA RC6802HD mini-bullet cameras are used. These cameras are ideally suited for indoor and outdoor as well as day and night usage. Each camera includes eight built-in high power IR LED illuminators with an illumination distance up to 10m. The infrared light is automatically adjusted according to the brightness of the scene. A frame rate of up to 30 fps at a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full-HD) is achieved. Moreover, the mini-bullet cameras offer features like a micro SD card slot for local recording, dual video stream, ONVIFcompatibility, PoE, D-WDR and a lot more. Like in all RIVA devices the standard version of the intelligent video analytics, powered by VCA Technology, is integrated in the RC6802 as a standard feature at no extra cost. Additionally the cameras were equipped with the dwell filter for this project. Mounting and installation of the RIVA cameras was done by the company SELMA. Founded in 1989 in Subotica, it

was one of the first private companies in Yugoslavia. After the installation of the intelligent cameras the traffic flow was significantly improved. With the RIVA cameras and the special analytic filters, incoming objects can be detected without any problems. The video analytics differentiates between cars, motorcycles, bicycles and persons. Furthermore, the waiting time at the crossroads and the travel direction of moving vehicles is recognized. If a predefined number of vehicles queue at a traffic light, it can be switched directly from red to green. If vehicles queue too long and have to wait several

traffic light phases to cross the road, the traffic light can be switched as well. Because data is transmitted in real-time the direct adjustment of all traffic lights to the actual traffic demand is no problem. Beside the improvement of traffic flow, adaptive traffic control offers many other advantages. Reduced waiting periods and less frequent stops at traffic lights significantly reduce the environmental impact, as CO2 emission and energy consumption decrease. Also the noise level comes down due to the avoidance of constant start-ups and slow-downs. In addition, huge amounts of costs are saved. Beside the direct adjustment of the traffic lights the video analytics can be used to collect data about the daily traffic. This data can be used for longtime analytics. The results of these analytics can help with town planning, to determine speed limits or to create statistics. Also, relationships and dependencies of traffic flows with other factors like weather, holidays or special events can be analyzed.

BankID deploys Gemalto’s Valimo Mobile ID solution Nationwide in Norway

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emalto announces that it will support BankID of Norway in creating a nationwide system for robust electronic authentication and legallybinding digital signatures using the Valimo mobile ID solution. BankID is the central body for eID established by the Norwegian banking industry. The mobile BankID service works across all networks and phone types, and has already been adopted by over 270 service

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devices to access banking or to digitally sign transactions. For banks and other providers, the arrival of a Mobile ID option for BankID offers all the advantages of a unified and readily available route to market for secure mobile services. Working seamlessly with all the mobile apps offered by the leading banks in Norway, Valimo’s Mobile ID solution is characterized by a straightforward registration process that can be completed in

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minutes. Almost a million Norwegians are now employing the BankID system for secure online authentication, of which nearly 40% are using the Mobile ID app. “With Mobile BankID, mobile phone users are now capable of performing any banking transaction on the go,” said Nils Inge Bruberg, strategic product manager for the BankID system, “Many were al-

ready using the certificate scheme that was developed for electronic banking, but the arrival of Mobile ID has doubled the average number of transactions per user to 12 per month.” “This project is the very first nationwide Mobile ID solution for online banking, with over 120 financial institutions connected to the system,” said

Tomi Soininen, Senior Vice President of Valimo at Gemalto, “With our support, BankID is ultimately looking to reach all three million Norwegians currently using online banking services, and attract more service providers keen to meet rapidly growing demand for access to secure services from mobile devices.”

Advanced Laser Imaging’s 3D Virtual Crime Sceness Making the Crimingal Justice System Faster, More Effective and More Efficient

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he 3D virtual crime scene environments created by Advanced Laser Imaging’s technology are helping make the criminal justice system faster, more effective and more efficient. A world leader in the use of laser scanning and photogrammetry techniques for Policing, Advanced Laser Imaging has capability that has been proven in a number of high profile cases. Fully accepted by UK courts and inquests, the virtual environments created enable everyone involved – lawyers, juries and witnesses – to examine crime scenes in highly accurate detail, allowing the veracity of witness statements to be tested and significantly reducing the need and costs of taking forensics experts and juries to the physical location. In addition to significantly reducing the cost of criminal proceedings, Advanced Laser Imaging’s immersive environments, by removing ambiguity, are helping to make it more certain that the right outcome in criminal cases is achieved as well as encouraging earlier guilty pleas.

Advanced Laser Imaging will be demonstrating the full capabilities of its technology at Modernising Justice 2014 in London on 24 June. Paul Snudden, Advanced Laser Imaging’s Chief Executive commented, “We’re delighted that our virtual 3D environments are able to have such a transformative effect on criminal justice proceedings. ‘Modernising Justice 2014’ will provide us with an excellent platform to further demonstrate the wide range of benefits that our accurate crime scene reconstructions can bring.” Launched in 2013, and based in Chiswick in West London, Advanced Laser Imaging Ltd is a world leader in the use of advanced laser scanning and photogrammetry techniques to create highly accurate, immersive, 3D environments with a wide range of policing, criminal justice, security, military and asset management applications. ● Independent of any manufacturer, Advanced Laser Imaging can tailor its services to meet specific client requirements – from the provision of June 2014

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a full end-to-end service through to support for those who want to build their own capability, as part of which, the company provides training and on-going support at levels driven by the needs of the customer, from covering the use of laser scanning equipment across different scenarios, all the way through to the manipulation of advanced software and application of advanced photogrammetry techniques. A common model for frequent users is a partnership, with training provided on equipment and basic software use and with Advanced Laser Imaging providing the advanced analysis and specialist products. ● Three of the company’s co-founders previously worked for the Metropolitan Police Service where they were involved in many of the highest profile murder, rape and violent robbery investigations; in inquests, including the Diana, Princess of Wales inquest and the 7/7 bombings; and in counter-terrorism and security operations, both at home and abroad.

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AMG Enters Strategic Partnership with SecuTronic

ComNet Introduces Network Management Software Utility for ComNet Ethernet Switches

Agreement delivers strong focus on the Oil & Gas industry in the Middle East MG Systems, the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission solutions and sophisticated 5 megapixel cameras, has entered a strategic partnership with SecuTronic; a leading systems integrator and security solutions

New eConsole software provides advanced monitoring features to keep users informed of all network activities omNet Europe Ltd of Leeds in the United Kingdom, a division of ComNet Communication Networks, a USA-based manufacturer of fiber optic, wireless and copper transmission and networking equipment, has introduced a new software suite designed to manage and monitor Ethernet network devices. The eConsole suite allows users to manage, be informed of critical situations, and provide immediate recovery assistance in the event of a network challenge. The three main features of the eConsole software are centralized manage-

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provider in the Middle East. Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with offices in Jeddah, Riyadh and Al Khobar, SecuTronic also provides support throughout the Gulf region from its offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. With stringent technical standards and a passion for excellence and customer care, SecuTronic is strongly positioned to provide system integration and consultancy for high end security solutions. Having just celebrated its 10th Anniversary, SecuTronic is listed in the top 20 companies of ARABIA FAST GROWTH 500. In 2012, the company was awarded the ARABIA FAST GROWTH 500 award at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Dubai.

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ment; the software allows users to discover and configure all the switches in the network at once. Visualized management, called eVision displays the complex topologies of the switches in the network allowing administrators to manage intuitively and efficiently. Lastly, device monitoring eMonitor, allows administrators to be made aware of unexpected changes to switch configuration and check the status of all IP-devices on the network.

COP Launches Connexx Range of CCTV Video Transmission & Connectivity Solutions

Meeting the need for CCTV video transmission & connectivity solutions across a variety of media, COP Security has announced Connexx ~ a comprehensive new range of over 100 products ith over 20 years breadth of product knowledge and manufacturing experience in the transmission of quality video, COP’s knowledge in this sector is unrivalled, with all Connexx products being made from high-grade components, and backed by extensive development and testing. Whether covering large distances

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or distributing multiple signal formats, the Connexx range has a practical and competitively priced solution to meet all requirements. Suitable for Coax and CAT-5 UTP applications, Connexx solutions include a complete range of HD-SDI ancillaries, for use with COP HD-SDI DVRs, cameras and monitors ~ all designed for full 1080p high-definition video signal transmission. An ideal solution for cable runs up to 300m and needs no power, Connexx Passive CAT-5 products cater for up to 4 video, data & audio signals being sent down a single UTP cable. For distances up to 900m, the Active range of products also caters for up to 4 video, data & audio signals via a single CAT-5 cable, and includes PSUs as standard. For those looking to fulfill power & video transmission applications, the Connexx CAT-5 Power over Ethernet (PoE) server can connect and supply 12v power for up to 16 cameras, receive video and transmit RS485 data. Where installing coax or UTP cabling is problematic, Connexx 2.4/ 5.8Ghz radio transmission ranges offer a video & audio transmission alternative. Being simple to install, this wireless range offers installers a cost-effective way to cover large distances but without the associated cable and labour costs. Completing the Connexx range, peripheral system products such as VGA and RS485 Video Amplifiers and Distributions, Surge Protection modules, Modulators, and HDMI Convertors and Extenders are also available.

DVS to Distribute Revolutionary Retail Analytics System Prism Skylabs

Independent IP distributor to introduce system which allows any camera to provide in-depth, insightful retail analytics information VS, the UK’s fastest growing specialist distributor of IP surveillance equipment, has entered into an agreement with San Francisco-based Prism Skylabs which will see DVS distribute their cutting-edge retail analytics and visual merchandising cloud service in the UK.

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chandising, auditing and business intelligence tool that can be accessed from any device. It brings the full in-store environment to retailers’ mobile devices and laptops, empowering employees with the ability to: ● Remotely audit any display, brand or promotion in real time. ● Understand customer movement and product interaction. ● A/B test store design and optimise merchandising. ● Count customers and measure conversion. All of this is available to retailers on demand, in privacy-protected visual summaries, and easy-to-understand images and reports.

iluminar Lights the Way for The Weather Channel’s ‘Tornado Track’

Prism Skylabs allows any surveillance camera to be used to provide powerful analytics, including dwell, footfall and product lift ~ all while using only 1% of the bandwidth required for a HD network camera. DVS Managing Director Shaun Bowie said the availability of Prism Skylabs in the UK opens up exciting new opportunities for installers and a wealth of business information for retailers. Prism Skylabs transforms any instore video camera into a visual merJune 2014

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iluminar, the specialist manufacturer and supplier of infrared (IR) and white light illuminators and license plate recognition products, is supporting NBC Universal’s The Weather Channel, ‘Tornado Track’ crew eatured regularly on The Weather Channel each time they are on the road chasing storms, the Tornado Track

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crew is led by meteorologist Mike Bettes. Mike and his team stay use a GMC Yukon full-size SUV to check severe weather conditions and report their findings live, on-air and online. The Weather Channel broadcasts Tornado Track primarily to ensure the safety of those who maybe in harm’s way, and also to illustrate to viewers how powerful each tornado outbreak is. Amongst the most deadly of weather phenomenon, nighttime tornadoes are 2.5 times more likely to kill than those occurring during daytime hours. Helping the Tornado Track crew to see the powerful natural phenomenon in the dark are iluminar’s super long-range IR919 series LED infrared lights.

KBC & SA Consulting AB Announce New Partnership

KBC Networks, manufacturer of industrial transmission equipment for CCTV, security and industrial control systems, and Sweden-based security solutions provider, SA Consulting AB, have announced a comprehensive, new partnership n addition to supplying KBC’s IP, wireless, fibre and HD video ranges, SA Consulting AB will provide sales, design and technical support to customers within the Nordic countries. Managing Director, SA Consulting AB, Tomas Styrbjörn commented: “We are really looking forward to working with KBC. When customers come to us,

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they expect to be provided with robust and secure solutions that have considered each media and transmission type; that give them opportunities for developing and expanding their networks, and that allow them to make the most out of the infrastructure available. KBC’s cur-

rent product set and its product road map will offer them just that. Our partnership allows us to work more closely with KBC and pass the benefits of doing so on to our customers.” KBC Networks, Commercial Director, Sarah Moss added: “We’re delighted with the new partnership. Our customers need to know that as well as support from us, they have access to in-region support from a team that has technical expertise, extensive market knowledge, and a collaborative relationship with us. That’s why I believe it’s important that our two companies work together” KBC and SA Consulting AB are already working on a number of secure, WAN-based systems and wireless projects together.

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rom Thursday 29th May, LILIN was running a free monthly product morning at the UK office in Milton Keynes. The morning was designed to help you learn more about LILIN products and the unique features that they offer. Whether you are a novice who wants to learn more about our NVR Touch, or an expert who simply wants to top up their IP camera range knowledge, the course is a great opportunity for anyone to improve their skills and knowledge. These informal drop-in mornings

are a great opportunity to answer any of the questions you may have on the LILIN product range, or to simply see a product in action and learn more about its functions. There is no need to book, just drop in any time between 9.30am and 12.00pm to speak to our experts! The session is completely free and all attendees receive a complimentary t-shirt and bacon roll.

National US Grocery Chain Opts for Migration Ready NVT Hybrid Video Transmission

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lance systems using Network Video Technologies (NVT), unshielded twisted pair (UTP) Hybrid Video transmission technology

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he grocery chain’s corporate security & loss prevention department had approached F&N Enterprises of Tucson, AZ to upgrade its regional facilities, including grocery stores, petrol stations and regional distribution cent F&N were given a brief to submit a solution that would integrate the most cost-effective and progressive surveillance technology, increase overall systems’ camera count, and accommodate the easy relocation of existing cameras when and where required.

Each of the grocery chain’s locations varied slightly in camera count, where typically, stores required scene coverage from anywhere between 24 to 64 cameras. Whereas the chain’s distribution centres would need over 100 cameras added to each site.

public view monitoring, remote information/ image retrieval, and a more advanced system of image management. Considering the video transmission element of the systems’ upgrade, F&N recommended that the transmission methods to be considered should be either; IP cameras powered by PoE on Cat5 UTP, analogue cameras via coax (already in use), or analogue cameras powered by a Hybrid Video Power Supply on Cat5 UTP. To note; all store locations were already cabled for voice and data using Cat5 UTP cabling. The corporate mandate also included a strict adherence to the EIA/ TIA 568B termination pin-outs and UTP structured cabling standards for voice and data transmission. So with this in mind, it was sensible to use the same cabling infrastructure platform for the surveillance system upgrades, if and where possible.

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The VIDEOTEC GEKO LED Illuminators by Universal Technologies

n short, the project upgrade required the best available technology, superior video imaging day and night, and comprehensive location coverage. There was also a requirement for

Ever since they were introduced to the market at the end of 2011, the GEKO

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LED illuminators manufactured by VIDEOTEC provide excellent lighting for standard definition and megapixel cameras, combined with high reliability and competitive pricing, they have proven to be a huge success he GEKO LED illuminators light the entire scene evenly, eliminating hotspots and underexposures, for remarkable night-time images, indoors and outdoors, and secure surveillance of the area under monitoring. Made of a strong aluminium struc-

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ture the high efficiency heat sink body ensures maximum LED durability and protection against over-temperatures, whereas the GEKO LED illuminators are 8 times more efficient than traditional lighting, using only 12% of the electrical power in standard usage. The GEKO LED illuminators can operate in an extremely varied temperature range, as low as -50° C up to 60° C. They present a choice of patterns (10° narrow, 30° medium, 60° wide), power supply options (12-24 volt DC, 24 volt AC or 230 volt AC in a waterproof box as an accessory) and wave-lengths (850nm, 940nm and white light). GEKO IR illuminators come with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty, while the warranty on the white light versions is 2 years.

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