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Healthcare surveillance. Beyond security.

A good video surveillance system brings more than just patient and staff security. It helps to improve your everyday processes – allowing you to focus your efforts where they’re needed the most. Axis network cameras enable remote patient monitoring for immediate evaluation and prioritization of patient alarms. You also benefit from remote learning capabilities, where students and staff can follow advanced operations – in HDTV quality.

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ome or business, most buyers make purchase decisions by comparing product costs. ring surveillance cameras, the detail of the image, as measured in pixels, dictates whether a license plate or recognize a face. Therefore, one of the most important criteria when ROI of a camera is the number of pixels delivered per dollar spent (Pp$).

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• BioEnable Introduces eNBioAccess-T5

43 Gunnebo Strengthens its Position in Fire Safety

• Victaulic’s New Fire Protection Products

44 vPinnacle Unveils 700TVL Cameras in India

39 CP Plus Introduces ‘Tamper-Proof’ NVRs 40

45 • ADI India Ties Up With VIVOTEK • Wavesight’s Outdoor Wireless CCTV Solutions

41 Fermax Monitor Launched in India 42

• Allied Telesis Lowers the Cost and Complexity • Kaspersky Lab and Comguard Conduct Delhi Partner Meet

46 Hyundai Corporation Forays into Security Solutions in India

• Aditya Appoints T Ravi Shankar

47 ADI Joins Hands with Invixium Access in India

• HID to Showcase IP-based Access Control Solutions

48 Bright Ideas Campaign from CP PLUS

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• Honeywell Pro-Watch® 4.1 Security Management 73 • Genesis 2 Detects up to 100m

• MTL Creates Options for SUV Market • IndigoVision Launches Enhanced HD Camera Range

69 Redvision’s X-SERIES™ Rugged PTZ and Dome Camera Range

74 VioStor NVR Firmware v4.1.0

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75 Dahua Releases Two New Mini HD-SDI Cameras

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• Transcend’s SSD320 • Award Winning VARIO Lighting Family • Hikvision Introduces 16-Ch HD-SDI DVR Series • COP Security’s 15-CD55 External Speed Dome Range

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Easily, the most preferred access control solution for small and medium size businesses !

Kantech from Tyco Security Products For 30 years, we have built a reputation worldwide by providing dependable access control solutions that work great, right out of the box. Kantech door controllers and readers that help you control access levels on a door, or any number of doors. Software that lets you easily integrate other critical technologies – like video, intrusion and telephone entry – seamlessly and flawlessly. It's a simple, dependable, affordable security system that grows as your business grows. Easy to install, program and use

Easy access on the go - mobile app for iOS and

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Easy on the pocket with low cost of ownership

So, if you are a growing company on the lookout for Off the Shelf, On the Wall Access Control Solutions or a dealer keen on promoting these solutions, please contact us.

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Pixels per Dollar (Pp$) White Paper

Rethinking the ROI of Surveillance Cameras Pixels per Dollar (Pp$): Rethinking the ROI of Surveillance Cameras

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hether for home or business, not cameras most buyers make purchase dehen end-user customers buy cisions by comparing product costs. cameras, what they want is the When considering surveillance cameras, ability to view video that cost effectivethe detail of the image, as measured in ly achieves the goals of an application. pixels, dictates whether one can read a They need video that can deliver facial license plate or recognize a face. There- recognition and license plate identificafore, one of the most important criteria tion, captures numbers from shipping whenAbstract evaluating the ROI of a camera is crates and shows activity in retail stores, the number ofhome pixels delivered dollar bankdecisions branches, company or governWhether for or business, mostper buyers make purchase by comparing product costs. When considering surveillance cameras, the detail of the image, as measured in pixels, dictates whether spentone (Pp$). mentonefacilities, or at borders, can read a license plate or recognize a face. Therefore, of the most important criteria when airports evaluating the ROI of a camera is the number of pixels delivered per dollar spent (Pp$). or ports and more. They are purchasing the capabilities and functionality the Understanding the cameras can provide to solve a specific superior value of problem. megapixel cameras Megapixel cameras do a far better egapixel cameras provide superior performance and imaging ca- job of capturing more information than pabilities versus legacy analog technol- standard-resolution cameras, and that ogy and standard-definition IP cameras. superior performance translates into Megapixel cameras are also field-proven ROI in several ways. Based on the measto deliver the most cost-effective video urement of ‘pixels per meter,’ a standard surveillance solutions. To understand the for the number of pixels required to dereal value of megapixel cameras, it’s im- pict one meter of a scene for a specific portant to evaluate the total system cost, application, more pixels translate into a larger viewing area. For example, while not simply the price of a single camera. Analog and standard definition IP it could require ten standard resolution cameras may be priced less than meg- cameras to cover a single parking lot, the apixel cameras on a per-camera basis, same coverage can be delivered using but they deliver significantly less value three or four three megapixel cameras when total system costs are evaluated. or even a single megapixel panoramic Compared to the efficiencies of meg- camera, depending on the application apixel cameras, analog and standard IP requirements. This reduction in the number of cameras do not provide a comparable return on investment (ROI). This white cameras translates into a decrease in paper will analyze the additional value installation costs and maintenance of megapixel cameras through a quanti- costs. Furthermore, the ability to digitfiable measure of that value: pixels per ally zoom into live scenes and recorded video while maintaining high resolution dollar (Pp$).

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and wide area coverage, virtually eliminates the need for mechanical pan-tiltzoom (PTZ) devices. By capturing a detailed, wide-angle view without the PTZ camera requirement of having a live operator following events in real-time, multimegapixel cameras can also deliver a reduced operating costs by eliminating operations staff.

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true advantage of megapixel cameras is the ability to provide more resolution than analog or IP VGA cameras. Using estimated pricing and the number of pixels as a quantitative measure of resolution, it’s easy to distinguish that megapixel cameras provide more resolution for the money. The following table illustrates the cost effectiveness at various camera resolutions. VGA or standard definition cameras provide about 300,000 pixels per camera. Megapixel cameras provide 1,300,000 to 10,000,000 pixels per camera, or more. This analysis demonstrates how the most cost-effective imaging solutions are multi-megapixel cameras. The VGA-resolution cameras provide 1,536 pixels per US dollar ($), compared to 1080p cameras at 5,891 pixels/ dollar and 10MP cameras at 18,438 pixels/ dollar. At 10MP resolutions, multimegapixel cameras are 10x more costeffective compared to VGA cameras. Understanding resolution makes it simple to evaluate which camera (or

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Understanding Resolution A true advantage of megapixel cameras is the ability to provide more resolution than analog or IP VGA cameras. Using estimated pricing and the number of pixels as a quantitative measure of resolution, it’s easy to distinguish that megapixel cameras provide more resolution for the money.

Class VGA HDTV 720p 1.3 MP HDTV 1080p 3MP 5MP 10MP

Resolution 640x480 1280x720 1280x1024 1920x1080 2048x1536 2592x1944 3648x2752

The following table illustrates the costeffectiveness at various camera resolutions. VGA or standard definition cameras provide about 300,000 pixels per camera. Megapixel cameras provide 1,300,000 to 10,000,000 pixels per camera, or more.

Pixels 307,200 921,600 1,310,000 2,073,000 3,145,728 5,038,848 10,039,296

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or standard definition IP systems – ten times the available information. That is exactly what the security team needs – much more data (images) to review in case a problem does occur. The information is stored on the system if it is needed.

what number of cameras) will provide system pixels) is considerable. The meg- System cost vs. camera apixel solution is delivering cost theanalysis most value for a given This demonstrates howapplication. the most costmore cost-effective compared64tomillion VGA cameras. effective imaging multi-megapixel cameras. Understanding makes itand simple to evaluate pixels vs. 10 for the resolution analog system Pixels persolutions meter are specifies how many hen crunching the numbers on The VGA-resolution cameras provide 1,536 pixels per which camera (or what number of cameras) will provide pixels are needed to effectively view a 8 for the standard definition IP system. a surveillance system installaUS dollar ($), compared to 1080p cameras at 5,891 the most value for a given application. Pixels per meter The overall storage is 20TB for the certain area. tion, it is helpful to take a full view of pixels/dollar and 10MP cameras at 18,438 pixels/dollar. specifies how many pixels are needed to effectively view At 10MP resolutions, multi-megapixel cameras are 10X a certainsolution area. megapixel vs. 2TB for analog total system costs. The total cost of the The difference in resolution (total system is a more meaningAnalog/VGA vs. Megapixel Cost Comparison — Public Area ful measure than the price of a single component. In the case of megapixel cameras, beyond the relative lower resolution-perdollar cost analysis, other savings include a decrease in absolute costs such as installation by using fewer cameras, the elimination of mechanical pan-tilt-zoom Analog Multi-Megapixel devices, a reduction in op24 cameras cover this public area with about 8 panoramic cameras give better coverage with erations staff and support 10,000,000 pixels. 64,000,000 pixels. costs. Using fewer cameras to effectively cover the same area also translates into infrastructure cost savings (cables, mounts, housings etc.), which makes it easy to realize an improved ROI.

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7 TH ASIA-PACIFIC SECURITY FORUM & EXHIBITION MACAU, CHINA | 3–5 DECEMBER 2013

6 Reasons to Attend Asia-Pacific 2013!

SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE TORSTEN WOLF

Group Head of Crime and Fraud Prevention; Zurich Insurance Company; Switzerland

1. Industry leaders from important companies and organisations will speak about the latest developments, trends and innovations in security. 2. Apply lessons learnt from other industries to your own sector. 3. Connect with high-level security professionals from all over the Asia-Pacific and beyond. 4. Get motivated by new ideas and information. 5. Form new partnerships and reconnect with familiar faces in the industry. 6. Get social and join discussions on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter FEES

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A FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGING CRIME AND FRAUD SUMMARY Enterprises are increasingly confronted with the challenging task to protect their assets and their reputation. Especially companies that operate across the globe find it extremely difficult to protect their operations from criminals and fraudsters effectively and in a consistent manner. With reference to Zurich’s comprehensive anti-crime framework the audience will get an understanding of crime and fraud risks an insurance organization typically faces, and can then reflect on how components of this framework may help enhance the fraud control environment within their own organizations. PRAMOD BHATT

Vice President Protective Intelligence, Corporate Security and Business Continuity; Deutsche Bank; India KEY EMERGING EXTREMISM RISKS TO CORPORATE SECTOR IN SOUTH ASIA SUMMARY One of the key emerging risks is from perpetrators who lack formal affiliations with extremist. Such individual may enjoy relative anonymity and easily evade law enforcement agencies. They can take advantage of this situation to find employment that gives them access to company premises and can commit direct attacks against companies.

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eNBioAccess-T5

New fingerprint attendance and access control system offers advanced functions with power over Ethernet technology

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ioEnable Technologies has launched eNBioAccess-T5: a new fingerprint attendance and access control system. The new system will offer advanced functions with Power over Ethernet technology. It will be used for security, industrial applications and IT environments where the ease of use and reliability of ‘drop-in’ PoE connectivity are essential. The management is confident that the system will offer a wide range of solutions and a new level of security in challenging environments from IT to hospitality. BioEnable is ISO9001:2008 certified with strong research and development capabilities. It is a certified supplier for UID Aadhaar and several other government projects. Since the last 10 years, the company has been offering cutting-edge biometrics security and

wireless automation solutions for a wide range of commercial and government applications. “eNBioAccess-T5 is an excellent attendance and access control system for security, industrial applications, and IT environments where the ease-of-use and reliability of ‘drop-in’ PoE connectivity are essential,” said Pradeep Bhatia, MD BioEnable Technologies during the launch of the new system. The new fingerprint time attendance system will offer a wide range of solutions and is believed to be what the company has been looking for. It will be applicable in various fields where it will be used for security and industrial applications, and IT environments. “Bioenable is known for customerdriven innovation, and the system provides a new level of security and infor-

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he new system has advanced features that surpass Ethernet technology. According to the company it has fingerprint image quality check, superior matching engine, auto-on function and live finger detection, takes picture for every transaction with storage in server, allows easy data transfer using a USB memory stick, has multi language support with audio-visual indications, centralized biometric access control on IP technology, multiprocessing functionality and normal authentication process under progress at the background of the terminal.

Victaulic Reveals New Fire Protection Products at Fire India 2013 Devices, sprinklers, couplings and fittings to be showcased at Hall 01, C-25

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time at a trade show in India will be the new Victaulic FireLockEZ® Style 009N rigid coupling, featuring installationready technology designed to address the industry’s need to compress project schedules and remain competitive. Installation-ready couplings install up to ten times faster than other pipe-joining methods such as welding, brazing, solSeptember 2013

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dering or flanging. “Victaulic offers the fastest and safest pipe-joining method currently available on the market,” says Pankaj Soni, Victaulic Country Manager, “And when it comes to installing fire protection piping the choice of grooved-end flexible and rigid couplings can significantly reduce installation time. Victaulic looks

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wide range of solutions that forward to helping the industry not only fit the needs of modbuild productivity and increase ern buildings but also saves efficiency and profitability.” clients time and costs.” Visitors to Fire India will Victaulic mechanical also have the opportunity to pipe joining systems can be catch a first glimpse of the Vicfound in projects as diverse Flex® AB1 Sprinkler bracket, a as Tetra Pak in Pune, the Park patented one-piece ready-to-inHotel Hyderabad and the stall bracket designed to move IOCL Naptha cracker plant with the ceiling grid, allowing at the Panipat Refinery in easy centre-of-tile installation Haryana. Victaulic provides in seconds. Other products on sustainable solutions and is a display will include VicFlex member of the Indian Green stainless steel sprinkler fittings ® The new VicFlex AB1 patented one-piece ready-to-install sprinkler Building Council (IGBC). and the LP-46 sprinkler range. will be on show for the first time at Fire India 2013 The company is involved “Specifying the right fire protection system has never been more safety and efficiency are so high on the with BREEAM and other international important than in today’s climate, where agenda,” adds Soni, “Victaulic offers a initiatives.

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‘Tamper-Proof’ Network Video Recorders

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P PLUS GmbH & Co. KG has announced the availability of elegant, powerful and advanced network video recorders namely CP-UNR-104Q1, CPUNR-104Q1P that come in 4 channels and CP-UNR-108Q1, CP-UNR-108Q1P in 8 channels. CP PLUS TeknoLogix Labs designed these new NVRs with economy of space in mind and for sophisticated applications. These robust, reliable, and feature-rich recorders are ideal for installation in any space-constrained location like standalone ATMs or sophisticated locations like homes, villas etc. With its attractive external appearance, slim, lightweight design and painstaking attention to detail, CP PLUS TeknoLogix Labs equips this new line up with ‘tamper proof’ technology, that saves the NVR’s control panel from any unauthorized access even if the device

is located in any remote place. Available in 4 and 8 port versions, the CP PLUS NVRs (CP-UNR104Q1P and CPUNR-108Q1P) are built with plug-and-play feature, specifically designed for high definition IP cameras and are also compatible with analog cameras. The PoE feature allows them to automatically detect and configure network cameras, eliminating the need to program any settings in the camera. The embedded Linux operating system also supports plug-and-play with hassle-free installation that can be done in a matter of minutes. September 2013

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Featuring 1080P real time preview in this new line-up, the new CP PLUS NVR range capitalizes on high level H.264/ MJPEG compression to deliver detailed HD video and noticeably sharper images from your legacy analog cameras whilst minimizing bandwidth and video storage requirements. The new NVRs from CP PLUS provide maximum flexibility in storage with a built in 1SATA HDDs, ensuring data is stored and protected. Supporting multi brand network cameras, the CP PLUS NVRs are ONVIF 2.0 conformant. In India, Aditya Infotech Ltd. is the exclusive distributor partner of CP PLUS GMBH & Co. KG, Germany for their brand CP PLUS.

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ADI India Ties Up With VIVOTEK

ADI Global Distribution announces the Pan India distribution tie up with VIVOTEK, leading manufacturer in the network video surveillance industry

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IVOTEK has signed a distribution agreement with ADI India, a leading distributor the security industry. Effective July 2013 ADI is VIVOTEK’s official distribution partner in the Indian market. With this expansion, VIVOTEK’s business network in the Indian market will become more thorough and comprehensive. “Along with the country’s significant growth and development in the past decade, India’s security industry

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is very promising. VIVOTEK has a long term plan for business expansion in India,” said Sanjeev Gulati, Country Manager-India & SAARC, International Sales Department, VIVOTEK, “To VIVOTEK, maintaining a close and trustworthy relationship with distributors and system integrator partners is the core philosophy and key competiAnil Mehra, Director ADI India and Miles Chen, tiveness of a com- Department Manager, International Sales Dept, VIVOTEK pany. We believe that the es our continuous efforts on our investcompany cannot achieve its ment in the network video market. Today, business peak without the VIVOTEK is a significant supplier to ADI greatest support from valued in the global market and therefore, it is a partners. Today, it is truly ex- natural step that ADI India will now work citing that ADI has become with the leading manufacturer of network our distributor in India and cameras. With introduction of VIVOTEK our business growth in the in our range we have further strengthened our network video portfolio,” said Anil Indian market is assured.” “This partnership reinforc- Mehra, Director, ADI India.

Secure Outdoor Wireless CCTV Transmission Solutions

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avesight is a UK based leader in the design, manufacture and application of outdoor point-to-point and multipoint wireless communications solutions for professional video surveillance applications – employing a range of technologies and delivering transmission bandwidths from 54Mbps through to 4Gbps backhaul solutions.

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● Optimised for secure transmission of video, voice and data. ● Lowest latency – resulting in a near fibre PTZ camera response. ● Highest constant usable bandwidth – resulting in the transmission of a higher image quality. September 2013

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● AES, TKIP security features and SPG1 – resulting in extremely secure data transmission. ● Easy to configure and install resulting in rapid deployment with minimum training requirements. ● WaveSPRINT is the smallest and lightest outdoor wireless unit available on the market.

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Designing and supporting bespoke networks

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avesight excels in designing bespoke CCTV networks that meet clients’ requirements in every respect and pride themselves on their clear vision: delivering innovative security solutions that help cut costs and enhance security. Wavesight also has the experience and expertise to design and implement the CCTV network solution you require and has considerable global

experience in the following sectors: ● Oil and gas production facilities. ● Large-scale urban surveillance projects. ● Critical national infrastructure. ● Ports and airports. ● Homeland security. ● Border control. ● Transportation. ● Military. Locations in India where Wavesight Products and Solutions have been deployed: Jammu and Kashmir, Bhopal

City Centre, Toyota Kirloskar Manufacturing Unit (Bangalore), DLF Enclave Phase V (Gurgaon), Tuticorin Port (Tuticorin), Durg City, across 5 locations of Hindustan Petroleum, DIAL (T3) New Delhi, CONCOR (New Delhi) and six districts of Karnataka State. Locations in India where Wavesight products and solutions are under deployment: Bharat Oman Refineries Limited. For more details, please visit www.wavesight.com

New Fermax Monitor Launched in India

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Fermax’s most important partners in India were represented by these professionals at the New Delhi rendezvous. Leading brands like Eureka Forbes and ADI Global from the capital were out in force, along with major firms from the rest of the country, such as Star Electronics, Petra, D.I. Security and Vinshek. The meeting was opened by Hitesh Rajwanshi, Director of Fermax India, who outlined the short yet intense life of the company, set up in 2007. Jeremy Palacio, International Sales Director Jeremy Palacio, Jehangir Postwalla and Hitesh Rajwanshi and representing Fermax were present to discover the terminal’s HQ on this occasion, introduced those multiple functions and many advantages. present to the brand’s corporate values The event, bringing the Spanish and listed the most important company brand together with India’s most impor- details. Finally, Jehangir Postwala, Fertant communication and security compa- max Area Manager for the Middle East, nies, was a sample of the firm progress took over to describe the detailed feaFermax is making in the sub-continent. tures of the SMILE monitor, pointing n early July, Fermax launched the new SMILE monitor for the Indian specialized market. This is an advanced management monitor that blends a smart and simple look with a technologically evolved interior. Up to 35 participants

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out its functions and applications as well as its capacity for conversion into a control centre for the home, ready to interact with home automation systems. After the talks, Palacio revealed some panels specially prepared for the occasion where the product was shown in operation. On these supports, the entire audience could try out SMILE’s usability and the ease with which it provides end-user with the most sophisticated of functions. The Indian subsidiary of the Spanish firm was created in 2007, combining 60% Spanish capital and a local share of 40%, specifically from Digitals India Security Products Pvt Ltd. The formula is turning out to be a success, judging by the good level of rollout the team has achieved in these few years.

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The SMILE monitor

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MILE is the new video entry experience, designed for a new generation, and is smart, user-friendly and intuitive. Its design and features make for perfect integration in any surroundings, with an advanced management monitor, with hands-free communica-

user friendly interface guides you through this new experience. SMILE, through its completely smooth front surface, offers users a new experience in interaction.

tion, high performance features and ease of use. SMILE appeals not only for its outer elegant simplicity but also for the ease with which its sophisticated menu can be handled. Its

Aditya Infotech Appoints T Ravi Shankar

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ditya Infotech Ltd. (AIL) has appointed T Ravi Shankar as Vice President, Security Business Unit. The security and safety industry in India is growing at a burgeoning pace, and given its scope and potential, Ravi will be spearheading AIL’s growth path into new areas and opportunities. Commenting on his appointment, Aditya Khemka, CEO & Director at

AdityaInfotech Ltd said, “Aditya Infotech Ltd is on a growth trajectory, not only in India, but globally. We are committed to the industry and are working hard to set benchmarks in the industry. Ravi brings an incredible amount of business expertise to Aditya, and his extensive experience in the automation security domain will provide synergy in scaling up our business and bringing more value to our overall offerings.” T Ravi Shankar was the General Manager, India Business for the German entrance automation major – Magnetic Autocontrol Group, with whom he worked since its inception thirteen

years ago. A renowned veteran in the industry, Ravi Shankar has handled several portfolios in his career spanning 27 years in material management, hospitality, advertising, e-commerce etc. Yogesh B. Dutta, Sr. Vice President at Aditya Infotech Ltd said, “Ravi is the known and well respected industry face and we are delighted to welcome him into Team Aditya. Ravi’s wide experience, relationships and understanding of security business are bound to be a valuable asset to our team and this would surely be a growth accelerator.”

HID Global Joins Forces with Partners to

Showcase Intelligent IP-based Access Control Solutions

Leading security companies jointly showcase integrated IP-based access control platform for the first time in Bangalore and Mumbai. Companies target consultant community

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ID Global® conducted an exclusive conclave for consultants in Bangalore and Mumbai on 19 and 25

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featured advanced IP access solutions for multiple deployments, including remote monitoring, video surveillance, time and

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attendance, and cashless payment. “Increasingly, organizations seek for open architecture, web-based access control solutions that integrate different sub-systems including video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire alarm and visitor management systems on a single platform. Each part of the system should be optimized to work together and to avoid integration and compatibility issues,” said Ranjit Nambiar, Director of Sales, South Asia with HID Global, “The HID Conclave provides an invaluable interaction for consultants and industry professionals to discuss the latest trends, technologies and challenges associated with delivering cost effective, scalable and versatile IP-based access solutions.” HID Global’s EDGE EVO® product

line includes single-door power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled controllers for organizations with an existing IT infrastructure, and the VertX EVO™ portfolio comprises multi-door controllers with downstream interface modules for environments with an existing traditional access system in place and a limited IT infrastructure. Combined with IDCUBE’s web-based, networked access control software, SoftwareWorkshop. net’s cashless canteen management solutions and AXIS Communication’s CCTV solutions using Genetec’s Unified Security Platform, HID Global’s networked access solutions easily support facility expansion or any future changes to security configurations – whether it’s providing access control for a few doors or

hundreds of doors at multiple facilities. “It’s critical for today’s security office or operations center to design and implement an open, integrated security platform that works with a wide array of third party solutions for multiple deployments,” said Jimmy Palatsoukas, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Genetec, Inc., “The seamless integration of HID Global’s IP-enabled access solutions, AXIS Communications’ CCTV solutions and Genetec’s Security Center will offer customers one of the industry’s most robust, flexible and cost effective physical security platforms,” added Palatsoukas. The next HID Conclave for consultants will be held in New Delhi on 23 October.

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Signs orders for its fire safety division ‘Minimax’

unnebo Security Group, a world leader in integrated security solutions, received two of their biggest orders for their fire safety division ‘Minimax’ from prestigious enterprises like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Shobha Developers. Post the release of the latest IS:15683 in Jan 2012 for portable fire extinguishers, the fire products division has seen a growth of over 50% in new orders for the period JanuaryJuly 2013. Announcing the new projects, Arul Prakash, Vice President – Fire Products said, “Today Indians are aware of their safety and security needs. At Minimax, it is our endeavor to safeguard your valuables and ensure your safety at all times.

These new orders from TCS and Shobha Developers will help us showcase our commitment to secure India and make it safer for generations to come.”

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Minimax is a brand marketed and sold in India by Gunnebo India Private Limited, a subsidiary of the Gunnebo AB Group, Sweden and is headquartered in

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Mumbai, India. It is a highly reliable and trusted brand name in fire extinguishers since 1903. With its innovative products and solutions, it is the most preferred fire security solution provider in the Indian market. Minimax provides a variety of fire fighting equipment to suit the needs of industrial, commercial and home environments, and caters to various sectors namely banks, corporates, telecom companies, technology companies, pharmaceutical companies and hotels.

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“We work for a safer world providing efficient and innovative security solutions that create value for customers, shareholders, employees, partners and society on a global scale. The orders received show our commitment to making India a safer place to live.” – Sandeep Deshpande Managing Director, Gunnebo India Gunnebo is India’s first company to receive a license under IS (Indian Standards): 15683 from BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards). Their product range includes

mobile, modular, and portable fire extinguishers and various fire product accessories. The products are distributed through channel partners in India.

vPinnacle Unveils 700TVL Cameras in India

Pinnacle, leading supplier in electronic surveillance security products, introduces high resolution 700TVL cameras in India, specially designed to deliver the best performance and convenience for indoor or outdoor applications. The high resolution 700TVL cameras include PCD-C28 (dome camera), PCDC28N2 (IR dome camera), PCT-C28N2 (bullet camera), PCT-C28V1J5 (varifocal bullet camera) and PCT-C28N4 (bullet camera). By incorporating 1/3” digital image sensor, this new range provides a horizontal resolution of 700TVL and a true day/ night mode which captures natural, exceptional picture quality, and high-definition video for clear, crisp images.

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he R&D experts developed COP (Control OSD Platform) technology f o r controlling the OSD feature of the cameras through a remote control device from the DVR location, providing flexibility and an easy-to-operate feature to users while sitting at the DVR location. At one particular location, all the COP enabled cameras can be controlled by one remote control, hence making it a cost-effective system. Leveraging COP t e c h n o l og y in the complete range of vPinnacle 700TVL, the cameras provide flexibility to change September 2013

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the OSD settings remotely, capturing true color pictures with higher sensitivity in any lighting conditions. PCD-C28, PCD-C28N2 and PCTC28N2 are shipped with 3.6mm lens, PCTC28N4 comes with 6mm lens whereas PCT-C28V1J5 comes with in-built 2.8mm to 12mm vari-focal lens, allowing users to adjust the camera to achieve the exact field of view they need. PCD-C28N2 and PCT-C28N2 are built with 24 LEDs covering an IR range of 20mtr, and PCT-C28V1J5 has 4pcs array LEDs covering an IR range of 50mtr, PCT-C28N4 comes with 48LEDs covering an IR range of 40mtr.

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Allied Telesis Lowers the Cost and Complexity of

Enterprise Network Management

Global networking vendor launches innovative new technology to help businesses reduce operational costs by up to 60%

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llied Telesis recently announced the launch of Allied Management Framework (AMF) – an innovative new technology that will help enterprises reduce the cost and complexity of network management by up to 60 percent. Software Defined Networking (SDN) – where a software platform is used to centrally control a network – has hit the headlines recently for its claims of better network utilization and easier management. Unfortunately, most SDN solutions are targeted at large data centers which put them out of reach of the typical enterprise customer. Allied Telesis recognized this fact and has developed AMF as a practical way for enterprises to take advantage of the benefits of SDN without the hefty price tag. “One of the key challenges we see is the resources that are required to manage large enterprise networks. In addition to this, customers face the challenge of hiring and retaining technical staff. AMF eases the burden of managing enterprise networks by automating many tasks that today require a level of involvement by the network administrator. Our platform has been developed to make it easier for our customers to manage their networks,”

said Scott Penno, Asia Pacific Regional Marketing Manager for Allied Telesis. One of the main advantages of SDN is the promise of centralized manage-

devices at the same time. This combination of features enables AMF to lower network operating expenses by reducing the complexity of network management

“As a leading vendor of Ethernet networking products and solutions, Allied Telesis are focused on delivering the benefits of new networking technology to our customers. Allied Telesis has identified integrated network management as the immediate benefit for Enterprise users and have developed Allied Management Framework (AMF) to greatly simplify network management tasks. Powerful features like centralized management, auto-backup, auto-upgrade, auto-provisioning and auto-recovery, plug-and-play networking and zero-touch management are the first features to be implemented within AMF. AMF is a platform of strategic importance for Allied Telesis and further development and enhancements to AMF are being undertaken to deliver next generation network technologies for our customers. Our innovative AMF offerings are already opening up doors for Allied Telesis into a foray of industry verticals,” – Subhasish Gupta Country Manager – India & SAARC, Allied Telesis ment. SDN treats the network as a single virtual device. Allied Telesis has developed AMF to achieve this and more, with centralized management of an entire network from any single device through a simple and intuitive Command Line Interface (CLI). Configuration files and firmware files are automatically backed up regularly and are available for regenerating failed devices; and configuration changes can be made on multiple

and automating many routine tasks. “Unlike SDN, which requires a software-based controller external to the network itself, Allied Telesis has embedded the controller functionality within the network, simplifying the delivery of this new technology. This enables many of the benefits of Software Defined Networking to be delivered without the cost, complexity and overhead that SDN brings,” Penno added.

Kaspersky Lab and Comguard Conduct Delhi Partner Meet

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ick-starting their new relationship, Kaspersky Lab and Comguard conducted their first channel partner meet in Delhi to galvanize partners to align with them to create new opportuni-

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suite that partners could evaluate to increase the scope of their offerings to end-customers. Speaking on the occasion, Altaf Halde, Managing Director, Kaspersky

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Lab South Asia said, “We are a 100% channel centric company. As we move into the large enterprise space with our flagship enterprise solution: Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, and other targeted security solutions, it is extremely important that we align with the right set of partners that have the reach and exposure. And in turn, we are ready to commit a high level of support to this partner ecosystem, be it by providing higher-than-industry margins, fool-proof case locking mechanism, lead generation or technical training & certification.” ComGuard, India is a part of Spectrum Group of Companies and has recently been signed up as national distributor for enterprise solutions for Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management. Under the distributorship agreement, Kaspersky Lab and ComGuard will join forces to leverage their strengths in security products and serv-

“High on our agenda will be our focus on extending channel reach and disseminating product knowledge to our partners. We have lined up a series of partner engagement programs over the next couple of months to ensure we receive the right kind of support from them.” – Ajay Singh Chauhan CEO, Spectrum Group ices to develop a joint go-to-market strategy in the areas of endpoint security, and targeted security solutions, including addressing BYOD challenges. These solutions will aim to address the ever-increasing security threats to corporates in India. The agreement will see ComGuard acting together with channel partners on a pan-India level to roll

out the full suite of enterprise offerings from Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky Lab’s proven endpoint security products, and ComGuard’s decade-long expertise in distribution of security products and a solid partner network, will provide businesses with access to enterprise-class security with strong technical support. According to Comguard, this partnership will help it strengthening its position in the Indian IT market and will serve as an opportunity to provide both service and support to channel partners and customers. ComGuard has been associated as a distributor of Kaspersky corporate products in the Middle Ease since 2006 and have handled some of the largest government and commercial establishments as clients in the UAE. Leveraging on in-house technical support resources and strong channel network, ComGuard has been recognised for its dedicated and sustained efforts to add value to its distribution role.

Hyundai Corporation Forays into Security Solutions in India Signs strategic alliance with Aditya Infotech for distribution

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yundai Corporation, Korea recently announced their foray into the Indian market with a strategic alliance with Aditya Infotech Ltd. As part of this association, Aditya Infotech will be the exclusive Indian distributor for Hyundai’s entire range of security solution products that include analog cameras and digital video recorders. Commenting on the announcement, D.H. Kim, Vice President of Hyundai Corporation said, “We are delighted about partnership with Aditya Infotech

and look forward to strengthening our presence in India through their elaborate network and support systems.” He further added, “We are completely equipped and skilled at providing world-class security solutions, tailored according to the requirements of the customers and this engagement compliments the strengths of both parties and would also fortify our capabilities in this region.” The Hyundai security solutions range includes a wide variety of analog September 2013

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cameras in the VUMAX range with high definition advanced features. The digital recorder range, PROMAX, includes multiple variants with upto 16 channels that are designed to provide high quality images while conserving storage and network capabilities. All products in this range have been developed as per the Indian environment and conditions keeping in mind local asset or vertical requirements. Speaking on the collaboration, Aditya Khemka, CEO & Director of Aditya Infotech Ltd said, “Over the years we have achieved undisputed market leadership in the electronic safety and security space. It gives us great pleasure to forge links with Hyundai Corporation, Korea’s leading global company. Hyundai has entered into the field of

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security solutions by developing and manufacturing avant-garde security systems and this collaboration will enable us to provide Indian consumers complete safety solutions.” Hyundai Corporation, Korea’s leading general trading house and a leader in the 21 st century digital era, provides international trade and distribution services for a wide range of products, including steel, heavy machinery, ships, industrial plants, automobiles, electrical and electronic equipment, and basic commodities. Hyundai Corporation has entered into the field of security solutions by developing and manufacturing cutting edge security systems, including the

world’s finest security cameras & digital video recorders. Hyundai seeks to create a climate of confidence by contributing to the safety and security of people, transportation, and countries around the world. The complete range of Hyundai products is exclusively accessible across all branches of Aditya Infotech Ltd and through its network of channel partners in India.

ADI Global Joins Hands with Invixium Access in India

DI Global, a leading global distributor of security and low voltage products, announced an exciting partnership with Invixium Access to be a preferred distributor of its fingerprint biometric authentication readers for India. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Invixium Access is focused on providing a fresh experience in biometric user authentication. Invixium’s existing portfolio of incredible products, targeted for the biometric access control and time & attendance markets, reflects exquisite design, unparalleled quality and a plethora of innovative features. This re-

markable product series includes IXM MYCRO™, IXM SENSE™ and IXM TOUCH™. In addition, Invixium has engineered an astonishing web-based

software named IXM WEB™. “We received extremely positive feedback from the industry about our exquisite design, quality engineering,

“ADI Global is very happy to partner with Invixium, as we are seeing overall growth in acceptance of biometric systems for access control. Customers are also demanding products that are innovative and well designed, and have robust built quality with great user experience. It is our endeavor at ADI to introduce the latest products to serve our discerning customers. We are confident that Invixium will find a lot of acceptance in India.”

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unique features, the latest in class Android OS (Jelly Bean) and IXM WEB – our innovative and playful web based Software,” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO and President of Invixium, “We are extremely delighted to have ADI Global be a preferred channel for Invixium products due to their caliber and wide-spread footprint in India.” Staunch believers of marketing, ADI and Invixium launched various activities like e-mails to thousands and sales seminars at 11 different branches country-wide. The sales seminars spanned the entire day and the audience included ADI sales force, security resellers and system integrators. The seminars have concluded and were extremely well received across the country. Over the next 2 months ADI plans to become an Invixium Access Authorized Service Provider (IAASP). Post this certification process, ADI will be fully equipped to provide a list of services including product repair and technical support.

Product highlights

● Brilliantly slim yet powerful, the IXM MYCRO can accommodate

the needs of any deployment. IXM MYCRO delivers electrifyingly fast biometric matching and incorporates features usually found in high-end devices, and is still miraculously cost effective. ● Control at your fingertips. IXM WEB delivers a consistent and ex-

ceptional experience when registering, configuring and managing Invixium devices. With one centralized web-server installation and

remote accessibility, IXM WEB supports a multitude of browsers and is desktop, notebook, tablet and smartphone ready. The graphical user interface is playful, intuitive and simple to use. ● Totally extensive and flexible. IXM SENSE conceals tremendous power and is engineered to be customizable and compatible with multiple biometric sensors to fulfil a broad array of market requirements. Exceptional features like Presence DetectTM and Power over Ethernet (PoE) make IXM SENSE a unique product. ● Amazingly stylish and tough. The IXM TOUCH is equipped with incredibly durable Corning® Gorilla® glass, capacitive touch screen and built-in backup battery among its many revolutionary features. The IXM TOUCH is convincingly an easy to use biometric device. IXM MYCRO and IXM WEB are available for immediate ordering. IXM SENSE and IXM TOUCH are in beta phase and general availability will commence in November 2013.

Bright Ideas Campaign from CP PLUS GmbH & Co. KG, Germany Preview of tomorrow’s security technologies today

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P PLUS GmbH & Co. KG, Germany recently launched its ‘Bright

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CP PLUS has been able to provide value for money solutions with its deep and strong customer connect. The R&D team at CP PLUS TeknoLogix Lab has been designing various solutions which are helping secure millions of locations across the globe. Under the Bright Ideas campaign, CP PLUS will organize its technology road-shows in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmadabad on 24 and 26 August and 3, 5 and 7 September respectively, aimed to showcase its preview of upcoming security technologies. Commenting on the CP PLUS Bright Ideas Campaign, W.E. Wroldson Managing Director at CP PLUS GmbH & Co. KG stated, “Today, CP PLUS is a global leader in the security industry with presence in over 60 countries, serving the surveillance solutions for different verticals from small to large installations, and India remains the important and potential market for us. Our engineers at CP PLUS TeknoLogix lab are dedicatedly working to bring in effective and value-added solutions for security professionals.” At the CP PLUS technology roadshows, channel partners and system integrators come from different spectrums of the surveillance domain to get a live experience of CP PLUS’s upcoming

Aditya Khemka (Centre), CEO & Director at Aditya Infotech Ltd and Padmadas Nair (Left), Country Head for CP PLUS GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, honoring a Channel Partner with CP PLUS Excellence Award 2012-13

technologies. Under analog category, CP PLUS will introduce the world’s first 1000TVL cameras for the sharpest, smartest and clearest surveillance, TranX CCTV camera range, NUEVOVision DVRs for wider D1 recording, Nano speed dome cameras and much more. Under the upcoming IP range, CP PLUS will unveil motorized varifocal cameras, 2 megapixel resolution in WDR camera range, vOptimus Pro VMS platform etc. In addition a wide range of home automation, networked video door phones range with PoE support and

“Our journey with CP PLUS GmbH & Co. KG, has been extremely successful and we are proud to be partnering with them in this part of the world. I appreciate the vision and passion of Mr. W.E. Wroldson in taking CP PLUS to the next level of growth. They have been consistent in providing value added solutions to our partners and making CP PLUS as a ‘preferred brand’ for different verticals.” – Aditya Khemka CEO & Director at Aditya Infotech Ltd. September 2013

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biometric solutions will be showcased at these road shows. CP PLUS experts will also share successful case studies with attendees, providing detailed view on security challenges faced by existing infrastructure. “In India, we are already the Number 1 surveillance brand that has been securing every corner of life. We are committed towards promoting and developing new products and technologies as per the need of the Indian market. These road-shows will certainly take our channel partners and system integrators to the next level where they can provide a variety of solutions as per the customer’s needs and will improve their quality of integration projects,” said Padmadas Nair, Country Head at CP PLUS India. He further added, “We have always believed in empowering our channel partners and system integrators with value-added products/ solutions. We look forward to organize such technology road-shows as they certainly help in cementing our relationship with channel partners and SIs.”

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Eyes on the Street How Wireless Video Solutions are Transforming Public Safety By Subodh Vardhan – Managing Director, Motorola Solutions India

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ore and more government and public safety agencies around the world are using high-speed wireless video networks to enhance officer safety, save lives, increase effectiveness and solve budget dilemmas. Veteran police officers will tell you there’s nothing quite like feet or tyres on the street for increasing public safety. Patrolling, whether by foot or car, allows officers to see exactly what’s happening in an area with their own eyes. Today, however, as departments are increasingly faced with fixed or shrinking budgets and increased responsibilities, it’s difficult to provide all the resources necessary for optimizing public safety and law enforcement. That’s why many departments around the world – from a small town like Sergnano, Italy, to large cities like Los Angeles, California – are turning to wireless video technology to supplement feet on the street with eyes on the street. Wireless video solutions are transforming police work before our very eyes. They are empowering experienced police officers to view live, real-

time, 24/7 visuals of their communities: commercial districts, neighborhoods, high-risk areas, crowded public events, dangerous intersections, public transit vehicles, municipal buildings and much more – even when they’re not physically at the scene. With today’s advanced wireless video networks, public safety agencies can maintain round-the-clock visual monitoring of their communities from a centralized control center. When a problem is detected, officers can be dispatched immediately, helping to minimize response time and maximize safety and effectiveness.

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recent study by ABI Research projects that overall growth of the video surveillance market will expand from $16 billion in 2008 to $29 billion “Their video surveillance system allows the two-man police force of Sergnano, Italy, to control 100 percent of the territory without moving from the control room.” – Aldo Punzo Technical Manager, ISP Bettini Video, Sergnano, Italy September 2013

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in 2015 with a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9%. Other studies reveal that about 70 percent of police departments in the United States are either using video solutions already, or are planning to use them in the near future.

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eal-time images from today’s wireless video solutions systems are helping public safety professionals become even more street-wise. They’re assisting in reducing crime, keeping communities safe and saving lives. Wireless video solutions are helping communities large and small improve safety and service by increasing efficiency in a number of critical areas.

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he mere presence of video cameras is proving to be a significant deterrent to crime. Neighborhoods where video is deployed have seen reductions in crime of up to 40 percent. Video surveillance allows monitoring of previously hidden or out of the way areas, helping to improve response times and effectiveness by alerting police of po-

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STREET-WISE VISUALS

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Real-time images from today’s wireless video solutions systems are helping public safety professionals become even more street-wise. They’re assisting in reducing crime, keeping communities safe and saving lives. Wireless video solutions are helping communities large and small improve safety and service by increasing efficiency in a number of critical areas.

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Faster, more informed responses help Budget Optimization save lives and property while improving safety for first Wireless video solutions arecan typically monitor events ranging from politics ble or fiber. As wireless cameras bemore cost effective streaming video, which responders complements themselves. to install than systems using in-ground cable or fiber. As wireless cameras can be deployed anywhere, streets Improved Situational Awareness to professional sports and many more. and adds considerable visual informa- deployed anywhere, streets and infraand infrastructure don’t need to be torn up and replaced. Responders and commanders get real-time information, Results include significant safety indon’t need to bewireless torn upability and tion to the already powerful comFurthermore, video’s to monitor multiple suchvoice as streaming video, whichstructure complements and adds locations around the clock serves as a significant considerable visual information to the already powerful creases, more successful crowd conreplaced. Furthermore, wireless video’s munications they depend on the field.they depend force multiplier, helping officers and other department voicein communications on in the field. employees become substantially more productive. Enhanced situational awareness empowers officials to trol, optimized use of personnel and ability to monitor multiple locations Enhanced situational awareness empowmanage and coordinate all responses more effectively Wireless video solutions have been remarkably successful and deploy resources faster and more efficiently. at maximizing manpower and budgets. Bottom reduced costs. Event monitoring may asavailable a significant ers officials to manage and coordinate all around the clock serves line, they are helping public safety professionals save lives Community Relations and reduce crimeofficers every day. reaction to video cameras mounted on city streets be facilitated through a permanent force multiplier, helping and responses more effectivelyPublicand deploy and in high crime neighborhoods has been positive. video solution or, as often is the case, other ordepartment employees become resources faster and more efficiently. Rather than being viewed as controversial an invasion of privacy, local citizens are supportive of wireless video a portable solution that is deployed substantially more productive. solutions that help keep their streets and their families safer. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says, “It…improves for a limited time and later reused at Wireless Community relations public relations between the community and the law video solutions have been enforcement agency.” other locations or events. ublic reaction to video cameras remarkably successful at maximizing mounted on city streets and in high available manpower and budgets. Bot- ● Building fires and Hazmat scenes: Video can also help increase firecrime neighborhoods has been positive. tom line, they are helping public safety fighter safety and effectiveness. Rather than being viewed as contro- professionals save lives and reduce ‘Remote eyes’ and portable video versial or an invasion of privacy, local crime every day. can equip firefighters with knowlcitizens are supportive of wireless video edge that saves lives. Reliable video solutions that help keep their streets and Video versatility streaming enables a remote hazmat their families safer. LAPD Chief Charireless video solutions are an expert to make fast assessments and lie Beck says, “It…improves public reexceptionally versatile public deliver critical advice to quickly relations between the community and the safety technology. Government and pubsolve a chemical or hazmat incident. law enforcement agency.” lic safety organizations are using their video networks in a wide range of prac- ● Analytics: The latest video solutions also include sophisticated analyttical applications. Evidence gathering ics software that can systematically ireless video is also an excepmonitor an area and alert personnel tionally effective evidence cap- Monitoring on the street or in the control center ture, analysis and preservation tool. ne of video’s most basic yet most to potential problems. Systems can Whether from a fixed location or a movbeneficial applications is based on detect perimeter violations, excessive ing vehicle, with sophisticated archival 24-hour a day, remote monitoring. Uses crowd buildups, unattended baggage, and retrieval capabilities, digital video include: traffic accidents and many other posolution systems allow for fast retrieval ● Neighborhood watch: Video surtentially dangerous or disruptive of time-and-date-coded visual evidence veillance networks allow police desituations. Video analytics enable that can prove invaluable in investigation partments to keep closer watch on trained staffers to manage hundreds and prosecution. crime-prone neighborhoods, helping tentially volatile situations or crimes actually in progress. Faster, more informed responses help save lives and property while improving safety for first responders themselves.

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Remote video of restricted parking areas, such as metered parking and major arteries during rush hours or snow falls, enables municipalities to not only monitor traffic flow, but also provide a means to enforce codes. Similarly, traffic signal cameras help reduce violations and improve safety by deterring red light runners simply by their visible presence. They are also helping to ensure that violators can be easily identified.

of cameras – something not possible even just a few years ago. ● Traffic control: Many government agencies use wireless video networks to monitor traffic in real time, improve problem recognition and response dramatically, and help to DETROIT, MICHIGAN ENHANCES BIG GAME SAFETY WITH VIDEO DETROIT, MICHIGAN ENHANCES BIG GAME SAFETY WITH VIDEO When the city of Detroit hosted American football’s biggest game, it took no chances with the safety and security maintain traffic flow even in harsh of When over 65,000 Theof cityDetroit turned to Motorola extend its watch over publicbiggest safety. game, it took no thefans. city hosted toAmerican football’s weather and on highly congested chances within the theheart safety and security overa solution 65,000 The officials’ city turned to “With the stadium of downtown Detroit, weof needed thatfans. would boost situational highways. awareness at entrances and exits to the grounds,” said Derrick Miller, chief Information Officer for the City of Motorola to extend its watch over public safety. ● Traffic enforcement: Remote video Detroit. “Motorola’s solution allowed our officers to monitor a large area and population right from their laptops, “With the instadium in the heart of downtown Detroit, we needed a solution while remaining their dispatched area.” of restricted parking areas, such as that would boost officials’ situational awareness at entrances and exits to the metered parking and major artergrounds,” said Derrick Miller, chief Information Officer for the City of Detroit. ies during rush hours or snow falls, “Motorola’s solution allowed our officers to monitor a large area and population enables municipalities to not only right from their laptops, while remaining in their dispatched area.” monitor traffic flow, but also provide a means to enforce codes. Similarly, day and vehicle speed are embedded into mand center or other mobile units in real traffic signal cameras help reduce the video stream. Additionally, when the time, even units from other departments. violations and improve safety by de- shift is over, digital video is wirelessly Analytics will be more advanced and terring red light runners simply by transferred from the patrol car to the further access and integration into intertheir visible presence. They are also station for archival, cataloging and later agency and departmental databases will WHITEhelping PAPER to ensure that violators can evidentiary use. enable the software to search crowds for EYES ON THE STREET: HOW WIRELESS VIDEO SOLUTIONS ARE TRANSFORMING PUBLIC SAFETY be easily identified. suspects, guns or other dangerous items. Evidence Preservation and Accessand access Additionally, links to private sector vidEvidence preservation “(Video surveillance) Digital wireless video systems are also dramatically be more commonplace, greatly igital wireless video systems eo iswill not just about improving management of video for use as evidence enhancing are also dramatically prosecution, the it’s quality of data and makin judicial proceedings. Rather than havingimproving to sort prevention. It’s through hundreds or of thousands it easier to act upon. In short, public management videoof videotapes, for use police as evi- ingabout the most effective can now locate and access the correct footage virtually professionals will soon rely on dence in judicial proceedings. Rather safety crime deterrent we instantaneously. Equally important, the digital video have inand our arsenal.” will not having deteriorate to withsort age orthrough repeated playback and video view it in the same manner than hundreds duplication. Antonio Villaraigosa, do voice communications – it’s misor thousands of videotapes, police can they Mayor, Los Angeles, The Future critical. now locate and access the correct foot- sion California Fully integrating video technology and solutions into age virtually instantaneously. Equally public safety operations will continue to greatly improve the effectiveness anddigital efficiencyvideo of first responders important, the will notand de- Wireless video system other professionals from the command centers to the teriorate with age or repeated playback components Mobile video recording and MOBILE VIDEO RECORDING AND SHARING incident. Public safety agencies now have the capability Insharing a growing number of departments, the patrol vehicle to stream live video from rapidly moving patrol cars, back and duplication. side from the inherent benefits is now augmented with a digital patrol camera. Today’s to the command center or other mobile units in real time, of wireless technology – such as n a growing number of departments, even units from other departments. Analytics will be wireless video systems are eliminating the hassle of bulky The future remote monitoring, mobile video and the patrol vehicle is now augmented VCRs in car trunks and labor-intensive manual videotape more advanced and further access and integration into management. Systems now record digitally, automatically interagency and departmental databases will enable the with a digital patrol camera. Today’s ully integrating video technology high-speed transmission – wireless recording when the light bar is turned on or when other software to search crowds for suspects, guns or other video solutions and networks are genwireless video systems are eliminating anditems. solutions intolinks public safety predetermined events occur. Supplementary data such dangerous Additionally, to private sectoropas GPShassle coordinates, time of day and vehicle speedtrunks are video will bewill morecontinue commonplace, enhancing the of bulky VCRs in car erations to greatly greatly improve embedded into the video stream. Additionally, when the the quality of data and making it easier to act upon. andis over, labor-intensive manual videotape the effectiveness and efficiency of onfirst “(Video surveillance) is not just shift digital video is wirelessly transferred from In short, public safety professionals will soon rely the patrol car to the station for archival, video and view itand in theother same manner they do voice management. Systems nowcataloging record and dig- responders professionals from about prosecution, it’s about prevenlater evidentiary use. communications – it’s mission critical. tion. It’s the most effective crime deitally, automatically recording when the the command centers to the incident. terrent we have in our arsenal.” light bar is turned on or whenSHARE other VIDEO pre- SEAMLESSLY Public safety agencies now have the ca– Antonio Villaraigosa determined events occur. Supplementa- pability to stream live video from rapMayor, Los Angeles, California ry data such as GPS coordinates, time of idly moving patrol cars, backCENTER to the comCOMMAND

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public safety operations will continue to greatly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of first responders and other professionals from the command centers to the incident. Public safety agencies now have the capability to stream live video from rapidly moving patrol cars, back to the command center or other mobile units in real time, even units from other departments. Analytics will be more advanced and further access and integration into interagency and departmental databases will enable the software to search crowds for suspects, guns or other dangerous items. Additionally, links to private sector video will be more commonplace, greatly enhancing the quality of data and making it easier to act upon. In short, public safety professionals will soon rely on video and view it in the same manner they do voice communications – it’s mission critical.

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ne of the most important he choice of camera capabilities is decisions is whether to critical as well. For example, will deploy a simple fixed wireless cameras need to view only a small, denetwork, or a combination of a fined area or a larger geography? EfWIRELESS fixed and mobile system. While fectively monitoring large locations BROADBAND deploying a fixed system greatly requires cameras that can easily tilt up IN-VEHICLE enhances situational awareness, and down, pan left or right, and zoom in VIDEO AND RECORDING it is often only half a solution. to provide a more detailed look and to Fixed solutions keep those in the optimize visual information. Other concommand center informed, but siderations are whether cameras will be erally faster and less expensive to plan, WHITE PAPER deploy and manage. A typical wireless a mobile solution can also significantly used at night or for identifying license EYES ON THE STREET: HOW WIRELESS VIDEO SOLUTIONS ARE TRANSFORMING PUBLIC SAFETY system can be deployed or extended benefit those on the front lines. In a cri- plates. Night use requires infrared camin a few days rather than months or sis situation, timely information is criti- eras or further illumination by an infralonger withSYSTEM an in-ground fiber or cable cal, and the ability to stream video from red light source. License plate identificaWIRELESS VIDEO COMPONENTS network. “For some time, we have been excited about the potential of integrating Atlanta’s of the system usually technology Aside from theComponents inherent benefits of wireless – such remote monitoring, disparate public andasprivate video systems into one system, to more efficiently include devices, applications and netfight crime andsolutions protect the citizens and businesses of our community. I’m happy mobile video and high-speed transmission – wireless video and networks work equipment. Devices include both today that we soon will see our efforts become reality with a state-of-the-art are generally and less expensive fixedfaster and mobile digital cameras to forplan, deploy and manage. A typical wireless video surveillance system upgrade that is among the best in our country.” capture (often infrared cameras system canvideo be deployed or extended in a few days rather than months or longer with an – Dave Wilkinson for night use), rugged laptops, mobile President, Atlanta Police Foundation in-ground fiber or cable network. workstations and handheld units. All devices should beinclude designed forapplications reli- theand command center to aDevices mobileinclude unit orbothtion a more purposeful sighting Components of the system usually devices, network equipment. fixedrequires and and locations. an officer the rugged street provides real-time usually at a distance of no more than 75 mobile digitalability camerasinforharsh videoclimates capture (often infrared cameras for nightonuse), laptops, mobile workstations applications information, enabling on-scene Software profes- applications feet. In addition, cameras must often be and handheldSoftware units. All devices should beprovide designedanalytfor reliability in harsh climates and locations. ics, management managementand and sharing capabili-whilesionals make better decisions for safer protected or sealed from the elements provide analytics, sharing capabilities, networktoequipment provides wireless access, backhaul, ties, whilepower. network equipment provides outcomes. and/ or optimized for a particular usage. storage and processing wireless access, backhaul, storage and processing power. Mobility and network Video characteristics coverage area ideo quality is an outgrowth of a “For some time, we have been excited about the few basic characteristics: frame quallyofimportant size of cover-public potential integratingare Atlanta’s disparate rate, color depth, resolution and file forage area, potential terrain issues and private video systems into one system, to more mat. Frame rate is measured in frames and optimization forandmotion andcitizens ve- and efficiently fight crime protect the per second (fps) with live video feeds hicular mobility. There are hundreds businesses of our community. I’m happy today that requiring a minimum frame rate of 10 of we vendors who implement sim- with soon will see can our efforts becomea reality a to 15 fps. Color depth can be black and plestate-of-the-art indoor wireless network. However, video surveillance system upgrade wireless networks deployed for public white, grayscale, color or true color. that is among the best in our country.” safety must often work through trees and Resolution is typically measured in the Dave Wilkinson, President, Atlanta Police Foundation number of pixels within each picture foliage, over water, through or around buildings and hills, and with full mo- frame and will need to be considered in bility for vehicles driving over 70 mph. relation to the device screens or moniPlanning Image courtesy Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Few suppliers have proven their ability tors the video will be viewed on. 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purposes later? If data will be stored for later use, how long will it need to be kept? Weeks? Months? Years? The answer to these questions will vary by the types of video being stored. The number of actual cameras and video feeds on the system will also influence the amount of storage and in some cases, the types of available storage will influence the video characteristics of a solution design. For example, if storage capacity is budget constrained, a frame rate of 15 fps will allow for storage of more video footage than 30 fps when all else is equal.

When selecting a solution vendor, public safety agencies should contract with a manufacturer or integrator who will bring the best components for their particular needs, whether the component is their own or a partner’s. For this reason, it is critical to choose a supplier who Wireless networks deployed for public safety must often work through trees and foliage, over water, through or around buildings and hills, and with full mobility for vehicles driving over 70 mph.

has a strong network of partners, as well as one who intimately understands the epartments must also take into needs of government and public safety. While beyond the scope of this paconsideration whether they wish to utilize computerized analytics. If staff is per, bandwidth considerations – uplink WHITE PAPER EYES ON THE STREET: HOWdownlink WIRELESS VIDEO SOLUTIONS ARE TRANSFORMING SAFETY and speeds – are keyPUBLIC decisions, limited and there are significant numbers of cameras to monitor, analytics act as a as are network security, authentication force multiplier. Analytic software can identify predetermined events and alert the command center to a potential incident for further investigation. Proper analytic software decreases human error, makes staff more efficient and maximizes available personnel dollars.

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ightLogix®, Inc., the leading manufacturer of smart thermal cameras for video security applications, is solving mission-critical outdoor security challenges for correctional facilities across North America. Accurate security and lowered costs make the SightLogix system an ideal solution for the unique challenges facing correctional organizations. “A primary objective for correctional facilities is to keep people from leaving the property while simultaneously preventing contraband from entering,” said John Romanowich, President and CEO, SightLogix, “SightSensor smart video security cameras are a time-proven solution for the key problems faced by correctional facilities.” One recent success story involves a detention center bordering a public area. Perpetrators were able to approach the perimeter undetected and launch contraband over the fence to insiders. Thermal SightSensors were installed to provide an automated,

early warning buffer zone of security beyond the fence. Shortly after the system was running, it accurately detected perpetrators in the act of delivering contraband, alerting prison security personnel to the precise location of the intrusion as it was unfolding, leading to a successful interception. Other correctional facility applications where SightSensor is installed include rooftop security, roadside applications that detect vehicles loitering along the perimeter beyond a specific period of time, and securing sterile zones between perimeter fences as an added layer of

protection. Unlike conventional cameras, sensors and physical perimeter security solutions, SightLogix SightSensor smart video security cameras provide a highly accurate means of automated detection. On-board image processing is used to virtually eliminate false detection alarms caused by wind, rain, small animals and other anomalies. The same image processing provides the clearest thermal images 24 hours even in difficult weather, humidity, or bright sun. The combination of accurate, automated detection and clear video images has earned SightLogix its reputation for being the most accurate outdoor security solution available. “SightSensors are delivering documented security results for correctional facilities around the country,” continued Romanowich, “While allowing management to realize a good balance between technology, manpower and costefficiency.”

Radwin wins Major Safe City Video Surveillance Project in Russia

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Only RADWIN 5000 met the city’s exacting requirements for high capacity, dedicated bandwidth per camera site and non-stop performance even in the most extreme temperatures. The costeffective price and extremely fast installation times were major added benefits.” RADWIN 5000 high capacity pointto-multipoint systems deliver up to 250 Mbps and dedicated bandwidth per site, operating in challenging environments and extreme weather conditions. The compact, robust PtMP systems incorporate the industry’s most advanced

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ference and severely cold weather, and deliver a high capacity connection and guaranteed bandwidth for each surveillance site. Alexey V. Antonov, Technical Director, ROILCOM said, “We evaluated a number of solutions for this project.

technologies. Anetta Shapiro, General Manager Russia & CIS, RADWIN said, “This latest win solidifies our position as a market leader in the wireless video surveillance field. In the past year alone we’ve been chosen for countless safe city projects around the globe because our solutions offer unprecedented technological and business value.” RADWIN is a leading provider of wireless point-to-point, point-tomultipoint and FIBERinMOTION™ solutions for broadband-in-motion. RADWIN offers solutions that deliver voice, video and data with unmatched high-capacity for long ranges. Deployed in over 150 countries, RADWIN’s solutions serve the needs of service providers, mobile carriers, governments, enterprises, public and private security companies and transportation organizations. RADWIN’s solutions power applications including backhaul, broadband access, private network connectivity, video surveillance transmission as well as wireless mobile in motion for trains and metros.

SMARTCORE Leverages Lumidigm Biometrics

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leading image processing and immigration solutions provider in South Korea, the MBAS is an ergonomic, integrated unit that captures both facial and fingerprint data at the Korean immigration stations. It minimizes imaging time and acquires high-quality biometric data. Because the fingerprint sensors use multispectral imaging technology, the MBAS is able to read fingerprints on the first try. Multispectral imaging collects information about both the surface and subsurface fingerprint to capture reliable data, regardless of whether a user’s finger is dry, wet, dirty, slightly rotated, or difficult to capture. Data is captured on the first try every time, al-

lowing tired travelers to enter the country as quickly and easily as possible. “When selecting a fingerprint biometric for the MBAS, we had to make sure every visitor could use the device,” asserts Bong Kyu Choi, President of SMARTCORE, “We looked to Lu-

midigm because of the extremely low failure-to-enroll rates of their core technology. We were also able to leverage the superior performance of multispectral imaging to meet the liveness detection standards demanded by the Korean Immigration Service.” “SMARTCORE understands assured authentication,” adds Phil Scarfo, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Lumidigm, “The MBAS is a well-designed device that delivers the security the government requires with multi-factor authentication while ensuring as much convenience as possible for visitors to South Korea. We are proud to be part of this project.”

Wendy’s Deploys IndigoVision’s Solution to Reduce Security Investigation Time and Improve Staff Development

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and recorded video quality, but could also be easily accessed from a number of remote locations. It was required that the new IP system also offer a hybrid solution of IP encoders and IP cameras, available in a wide range of form factors and resolutions. After a careful selection process, the IndigoVision video security solution was chosen for a number of reasons. IndigoVision’s unique Distributed Network Architecture (DNA) and dual processor hardware design meant remote access to live and recorded video was made easy. IndigoVision’s worldclass video compression technology, in

both IndigoVision IP cameras and encoders, delivered exceptional live and recorded video quality over low bandwidth. Control Center, IndigoVision’s video management software client, reduced investigation time even further through its advanced recorded video search and bookmark technology. “We were impressed by just how easy it was to get access to remote video and how good the video quality was,” said Roy Batt, Facilities Manager at Wendy’s, “By being able to quickly search recorded video in multiple remote locations, and easily tagging incidents through Control Center’s bookmark feature we

have dramatically reduced investigation time. Previously we would have to visit each of the locations and often the recorded video was poor. Now we can see video from anywhere and the quality is stunning.” Roy continued, “Not only is video being used by the security and investigations team, the system is being used by the Human Resources department to help identify opportunities to train staff.” “The IndigoVision solution has helped reduce investigation time, and the staff feel safer and happier as the solution is helping them with further skills development,” concluded Roy.

Milestone Integration Supports St Andrews University Medical School Video portfolios of exercises in clinical and communication skills are evaluated

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gather and analyse evidence to support important medical research projects. MedVu is based on a customized integration of Milestone XProtect® Enterprise open platform IP VMS, XProtect® Transact and XProtect® Smart Client. Milestone Certified Partner King Com-

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munications worked closely with Milestone’s professional services team to complete both front and back-end system customizations. The system monitors and records simultaneously up to 46 clinical skills practical exams carried out at separate ‘bed head’ bays. All bays are monitored by high or standard definition pan-tiltzoom (PTZ) network video cameras from Axis Communications. They are viewed on two large monitors in the school technician’s room where instructions can be relayed via individual speakers to each of the bays. All bays are fitted with integrated microphones for simultaneous audio and video recording. The front-end system created through

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the Milestone XProtect Smart Client is very easy to use: students can set the bay’s own PTZ camera to the location needed, enter their MedVu username and password, start and stop recording – all via a simple touchscreen display over the bed head. This enables students to carry out ‘guided study’ tasks in their own time without the need for a teacher or technician to be present. They view and select their recorded clips, choose the best video clip and move it into their evidence portfolio. Cameras are also installed in six interview rooms that are set up like doctors’ offices. These are used to help

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medical students learn key communication skills such as building rapport, gathering medical history and specific symptom information from actors posing as patients. Video evidence saved by MedVu in these sessions is assessed in a classroom environment with peers and teachers as part of the learning process. Julie Struthers, Learning Technology Consultant at St Andrews University School of Medicine says, “MedVu enables our students to build and secure a comprehensive video portfolio which proves their practical capabilities in key clinical and communications skills. Stu-

dents can bookmark sections of video – noting good practice and areas of improvement for the future. MedVu is now integrated into our Galen Curriculum Management System.” King Communications & Security Ltd is the certified Platinum Milestone Partner who installed the system. They built the highly secure web portal which enables students to view and compile their videos. Milestone’s professional services team created a batched export process enabling the videos to publish to the web portal within an hour of recording. Access to MedVu is restricted to enrolled students only.

Lighting Revolutionises Productivity at Australian Mine

ED illuminators from Raytec have significantly increased productivity at the world’s largest bauxite mine in Western Australia, in a state-of-the-art lighting upgrade in an incredibly remote and challenging environment. The mine currently produces around 23 million tonnes of bauxite a year and was looking to improve overall efficiency by upgrading its site lighting and conveyor belt lighting. The conditions that light fittings operate under on site are harsh. They include vibration, dust, heat, heavy rain, and long running times; all of which affect the performance and life span of the illumination. Operation in these conditions can often lead to premature failure, causing pro-

duction downtime during maintenance/ replacement. The challenge was to find a lighting solution that could not only withstand the tough conditions on site, but could also provide adequate illumination for safe working conditions, and provide an energy and cost efficient solution with significantly reduced maintenance re-

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quirements. After a successful trial of Raytec’s RAYLUX Urban illuminators, the mine was confident that they could satisfy all of their requirements. The tough, rugged illuminators are vibration resistant and are designed specifically for challenging environments such as mines and oil rigs. Typical illuminators would break down after 2-3 months due to the vibration, but the Raytec illuminators delivered a consistent performance over the 12 month trial, and continue to run. The Control System Engineer at the mine comments on the lighting installation: “The new Raytec illuminators have revolutionised the way we work. Previously we were making bulb changes every 2-3 months, but the

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RAYLUX illuminators have allowed us to significantly increase productivity because of their reliability and need for no maintenance.” The RAYLUX Urban fittings deliver the highest quality illumination for the safest working conditions. They pro-

vide crisp white, even illumination for improved visibility with no dark areas, compared to older sodium style lights which produce a dull and uneven spread of orange light. All Raytec illuminators provide a long ten year life, have an extremely

low power consumption and low running costs, and require zero maintenance. This has allowed the mine to make significant energy, cost and labour savings compared to traditional high energy, short life lighting solutions.

Secures Allianz Arena

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Munich football clubs rely on Panomera® multifocal sensor systems

he home stadium for FC Bayern München, which is where TSV 1860 München also play their home games, can accommodate over 71,000 spectators. In order to ensure the safety of fans and players at all times, the existing video surveillance system has been completely modernised. Security managers saw the Dallmeier Panomera® multifocal sensor system at the ‘Sponsors Sports Venue Summit’ – and they were convinced by the performance capabilities of this new camera technology. An extensive planning phase followed, in which the technicians from Dallmeier visited the site a number

of times to design a new video system that was perfectly adapted to the Allianz Arena.

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he heart of this new video installation is the patented Panomera® system, a so-called multifocal sensor system. Unlike conventional cameras, which rely on single lenses, the multifocal sensor system operates with multiple lenses, each with a different focal length. This new sensor concept makes it possible to provide surveillance over a vast

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area with the highest possible resolution from a single installation point. “Even more distant individuals or objects are captured with the same quality resolution as those in the image foreground,” explains Roland Meier, Head of Panomera® at Dallmeier. And there is one other important difference from conventional cameras: Whereas PTZ cameras only ever record the zone that is currently being viewed live, which means that the success of searches depends crucially on the respective operators, with Panomera® the entire image – that is to say the entire area under surveillance – is recorded continuously and at maximum resolution. This means that no details are lost, and a wide range of analysis and evaluation options are made possible. The responsible staff members at the Allianz Arena were particularly concerned to provide security in the spectators’ areas in the North and South ends. So the Panomera® systems were mounted at a dizzying height: three cascaded Panomeras behind the scoreboard cover the upper tier of the North stand, several

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more Panomeras on the lighting gantries are trained on the lower tiers of the North and South ends.

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n all, about 100 cameras are used to oversee the entire stadium area including the stands, the inner building, entrances and exits, and even the car parks. In the course of the modernisation, depending on their condition the existing cameras were either replaced with Dallmeier dome cameras or box cameras with integrated infrared illumi-

nation, or were incorporated in the new system. Four workstations, all equipped with the SeMSy® Management System and the Panomera® Viewer, have been set up in the command centre for the police. Another three workstations are located in the Welcome Area West, the Stewards’ Office and the Engineering Room. This enables the security staff and stewards to be deployed optimally in the stadium during matches, and even areas such as the stairwells or lifts can be overseen reliably. In addition, all status reports from the PGuard advance analysis software are routed to the

workstation in the engineering room, so the staff there is informed automatically if a fan or a camera malfunctions for example.

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everal DMX 1600 Smatrix were installed for the recordings from the legacy cameras, the Panomera® systems are stored on IPS 2400 Smavia. The IPS 2400 is a high-performance appliance with integrated storage system and high recording speed. The IPS 2400 is particularly notable for its extremely spacesaving design as well as low power consumption and heat emission.

Key Control Solutions Deployed at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Key security includes controlled access and automated tracking and reporting functions

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ey control systems from Morse Watchmans, the industry’s premier manufacturer of key control and asset management solutions, are in place at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to maintain strict security procedures for the safekeeping and access of facility keys. Installed throughout the airport complex for use in all back of house operations (i.e., mechanical, fleet pool, maintenance etc.), the various KeyWatcher Illuminated key control cabinets enable controlled access to keys and provide forensic capabilities such as automated tracking, alarm and reporting functions. “In today’s airport reality, whether it’s passengers, cargo or equipment, it’s all about security,” said Fernando Pires,

VP Sales and Marketing, Morse Watchmans, “Our key control systems provide Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport with the most reliable, effective and efficient means for securing and tracking large numbers of facility keys.” The automated KeyWatcher cabinets can be used to hold keys needed for access to secured areas of facilities that are restricted from the general public. Authorized users who have permission to enter these restricted areas can access keys which they have been pre-programmed to use by entering their PIN code and swiping a preissued badge. If the criteria entered matches the information stored in the system data base, the key cabinet will unlock and the necessary key can be September 2013

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removed or returned. As an added safety measure, alarms can be triggered for certain predetermined circumstances such as the use of force to gain access or remove a key, invalid user codes, a door left open for more than 10 seconds after use, power failure, a key missing or not returned on time or a key returned by the wrong user. The KeyWatcher system offers an increased level of security and control by preventing unauthorized key access and reducing the incidence of lost or misplaced keys. All activity at Sky Harbor Airport is automatically recorded including user, date and time of key access/ return. Scheduled e-mail reports of what keys are in or out and who has/

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had them keeps security management informed and up to date. Requested reports can trace key movements by time, date and user code as well as audit reports that track keys in use, overdue keys and inconsistent key usage. When

time is of the essence, the up-to-date and reliable information provided by a key control system can be accessed quickly, allowing personnel to proceed with established procedures regarding secure areas.

KeyWatcher systems used at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport were configured and installed by Genesis Resource, Inc. a leading provider of Morse Watchmans electronic key control systems.

DM Drugstores installs HIKVISION

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hen the German giant, DM Drugstores, decided to upgrade their existing CCTV solution for each of their stores across the country, they chose Hikvision and as is custom, they did so because Hikvision offers a quality that is unrivaled in the security landscape. Christian Berkigt, Chief Development Officer at VeViTec-GmbH (the developer of this solution) remarked, “Obviously quality is a huge issue for any German corporation. In this regard, we felt confident that Hikvision would fully meet the demands of both DM Drugstores and VeViTec-GmbH. But, what equally impressed us was Hikvision’s technical support – it really made this solution come together.” But this solution was not a simple one-step process that is often customary in large CCTV solutions of this variety. Instead of the traditional melding of preexisting analog and newly purchased IP components into a cost-saving hybrid model, VeViTec-GmbH chose an altogether different route. VeViTec-GmbH initially utilized two Hikvision PCI compression cards,

the DS-4008HCI and the DS-4016HCI. Both cards feature similar technology, such as H.264 (MPEG-4/ Part 10) realtime video compression and up to real time 4CIF recording, with the main difference being the number of channels each can connect to (8 and 16, respectively). However, these compression cards were meant as only a stop-gap.

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nitially, prior to January 2012, DM Drugstores were using an exclusively analog system. These Hikvision compression cards allowed the older analog cameras to function to the top of their ability. “These are really good cards, providing great quality, and they allowed us to get the best possible video quality on PC monitors in the store locations,” September 2013

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explained Berkigt. However, January 2012, brought a turning point for DM Drugstores. Instead of moving into the oftenused analog/ IP hybrid, DM made a total switch to IP. This shift entailed discarding all existing analog technology for this brand-new IP solution. And this is where Hikvision’s service and technology really shone. DM Drugstores wanted to place large HD monitors over the registers for their customers. Not only does this provide an elegant touch of class, it also provides a powerful visible deterrent for any would-be thief. However, DM Drugstores had an unusual request: they wanted a specially designed HDMI output on the adjacent IP camera so as to provide the ability to directly plug this camera into the HD monitor and eliminate cabling back to the server – providing efficiency, a saving of installation costs, and a cleanliness not often associated with bulky CCTV installations. For this request, Berkigt worked with Hikvision to design an indoor cus-

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tom Hikvision megapixel vandal proof network dome camera to liberally place within all of DM Drugstores’ retail stores throughout Germany. 2,500 of these custom models, the DS-2CD753F-EZ, were built to feature a variety of special features tailor-made for this application. To begin with, the DS-2CD753-EZ’s vandal-proof housing elicits a sense of durability and high standard. Additionally, the aforementioned custom-made HDMI output allows the DS-2CD753EZ to be placed directly under, and connected to the HD monitor. Furthermore, a special lens was specifically developed to provide automatic focus, thereby allowing DM technicians a savings of time and effort. Securing the outdoors is the DS-2-

CD752MF-IFB 2.0 megapixel vandal proof network dome camera featuring infrared LED. Unlike the previous Hikvision IP camera, this unit is a standard catalogue model. One unit of this camera is placed outdoors near the back exit used by employees before leaving the store at the end of their shift. Similar to the already-noted HD monitor used by customers, an HD monitor is placed indoors near the backdoor for employees to initially check before exiting into the already dark evening, hence the importance of the DS-2CD752MF-IFB’s infrared ability. In essence, this camera is a security precaution for DM employees. Concurrently, a high-resolution video preview of 1600x1200 pixels provides the details to ensure that any po-

tential threat is identified well before an employee might encounter it outdoors. Additionally, a custom bracket was designed allowing the DS-2CD752MFIFB weather protection against the harsh winter conditions the German landscape is famous for. From custom to catalogue, and from color to quality, Hikvision teamed with VeViTec-GmbH to provide a total, and quality-driven, CCTV solution for Germany’s DM Drugstores. Where each customer-viewed HD monitor now has 2 to 3 IP cameras directly connected via HDMI outputs, each store has a Hikvision infrared IP camera guarding its employees. Unique solutions for unique security challenges, all highlighting DM Drugstores total commitment to quality.

Hochiki Europe ensures a safe stay at

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ituated at the centre of the glorious Maltese Archipelago and overlooking the white sands of Mellieha Bay, the Seabank Resort & Spa is one of the Islands’ few fully all-inclusive holiday locations and attracts guests from all over the world. Its extensive facilities include five themed restaurants, three bars, Malta’s largest hotel swimming pool, and a wellness spa with heated panoramic indoor pool. Strategically located 30m away from

Malta’s largest beach, it has 1,700 beds

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2012, one of the key requirements was a state-of-the-art safety system. Firetech is Malta’s leading fire detection installation specialist and was awarded the contract to supply, install and commission Seabank Resort & Spa’s new system. Ivan Sciberras is the company’s project manager for this prestigious job, and, after making a thorough assessment of the client’s requirements he recommended a BS 5839 compliant category L1

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addressable system from Hochiki Europe. Asked to explain why, he replies, “Firetech has installed Hochiki Europe’s fire detection systems for over 20 years. The reasons we have such long lasting relationships with our clients is down to the products’ extensive range of options, proven reliability and excellent support service. We were therefore confident that with Hochiki all Seabank Resort & Spa’s fire detection requirements could be met.” The fire detection system is based around the Enhanced Systems Protocol (ESP) – a robust total communications solution for intelligent fire detection and fully integrated systems. It has a multipurpose structure that provides the flexibility and expansion to accommodate simple addressable systems through to integrated building management and safety systems.

A wide variety of devices have been sited throughout the Seabank Resort & Spa including 1,184 ALG-EN smoke sensors, which feature Hochiki Europe’s High Performance Chamber Technology. This minimises the differences in sensitivity experienced in flaming and smouldering fires, thereby reducing the possibility of unwanted alarms, which can be highly disruptive and have a detrimental impact on customer satisfaction. In addition, 193 ACB-E heat sensors and 83 HCP-E manual call points are complemented by a series of other devices such as dual relay modules, mains relay controllers, mini zone monitors and smoke reflective beams. The size and scale of the installation meant that it was at times a highly complex process due, in part, to the configuration of multiple addresses. Given that Firetech had only an eight month

window to install and commission the entire system, time was of the essence and Sciberras comments, “Thanks to the design of the products, once the base is installed, fitting the devices can be done extremely quickly, usually taking about 30 seconds compared to some other manufacturers’ products which can take up to 20 minutes.” BS 5839 specifies that in areas where people are sleeping the sounder level needs to be 75dB at the bed-head. To meet this requirement 631 base sounders have been used along with 23 combined base sounder beacons in specific areas where an additional visual warning is considered necessary to alert occupants. The installation was completed on time to the exact specification required and, so far, few false alarms have been reported.

OSC and Wavesight form Partnership to deliver a new wireless CCTV network for

Boston Borough Council, Lincolnshire O CS has been selected by Lincolnshire Council to supply, install, commission and deploy the communication infrastructure in a major fibreto-wireless switch-out and IP camera upgrade in the area of Boston. In its tender, the council challenged the industry to come up with a solution capable of meeting a broad set of requirements that would effectively reduce its overall OPEX costs over the lifetime of the contract. Through its ‘invest to save’ policy, where the council acquires central government funding, Boston had to remove the associated costs of a traditional analogue CCTV system and

reduce expensive fibre leasing costs. The brief from the council was precise and exacting, and Boston’s confidence in the ability of both partnership companies to deliver a workable solution secured the contract. In this period of austerity, many local authorities have been exploring ways to reduce costs while maintaining high levels of services. Rather than procuring the services of a security consultant, the council favoured working directly with OCS, which in turn utilised the services of wireless CCTV specialists, Wavesight, to manage the physical surveys, network design/ lay-

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out schematics and overall commissioning of the system.

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uring the tender process, it was clear that the council wanted an IP solution that was robust, scalable and future-proof – and one that would meet and exceed its capacity demands for many years to come. A 50% reduction in OPEX costs, primarily maintenance and transmission, was also required over the lifetime of the 4-year contract. OCS themselves challenged Wavesight to design a wireless communications infrastructure to migrate Boston coun-

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cil’s CCTV services from fibre to wireless. In addition to this, out-of-date hardware, including ageing CRT monitors in the control room and a legacy of analogue cameras, needed to be replaced in order to achieve these levels of cost-saving.

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avesight, in conjunction with OCS Security Services, recommended the overall solution which is due to be installed in three phases and will be achieved using the following: ● 103 licence-exempt Wavesight wireless radios (WaveSPRINT (87), WaveMAX-N (6), WaveSPRINTTURBO MP (6), WaveSPRINT TURBO (4) &WaveFLOW (6)). ● 61 new Panasonic IP CCTV cameras. ● A series of Panasonic NVRs. ● An application connecting three main buildings in the town – Pilgrim Hospital, Assembly Rooms (nightclub) and the Town Hall. At the core of the infrastructure are three town-centre buildings (Pilgrim Hospital, Assembly Rooms and the Town Hall), connected in a ring using WaveMAX-N wireless IP transceivers. WaveMAX-N links are ideal for the backhaul transport of high-resolution real-time video and are particularly suitable for use with high-resolution megapixel cameras. The CCTV cameras will be connected to all three buildings locally and each building is connected using two WaveMAX-N links providing a fully redundant wireless system. This type of design eliminates network downtime caused by a single point of

failure and will ensure that sites will remain available even if service is interrupted to one network. The council required this network redundancy for enhanced reliability. A further two colleges, an industrial estate lying on the outskirts of the town and the Fenside housing estate will all be covered. All images at the edge will be transmitted wirelessly to the core network and then backhauled to the control room situated in the Town Hall where they will be monitored and recorded. This use of technologies effectively provides the equivalent of a leased fibre service, while also lowering operating costs and ensuring connectivity to the control room in the centre of the town. The eventual benefits of the new CCTV network will mean that the council becomes the sole owner of a dedicated, highly secure, private WLAN infrastructure, capable of growing with the demands of the end-client, and with minimal additional investment. The flexibility offered by wireless technology means that further plans and connections (such as remote car parks and other temporary camera deployments) September 2013

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can be realised in a much shorter timeframe than with fixed cables laid in the ground. The typical time required to plan a deployment can be as short as one day, while deploying a CCTV network can take as little as a few hours. Commenting on the project, Steve Clift, Public Sector Sales Manager Security Services at OCS said, “For us, the decision to involve Wavesight in this project was an easy one as they’ve successfully implemented many town centre surveillance projects for local authorities across the country. Not to mention the reliability of their products which, in our experience as the integrator, are one of the best ruggedised IP links on the market with the lowest failure rates. What’s also interesting about this new partnership, particularly on this project, is the council challenged the traditional way of working. Normally, a consultant would be employed by the council to facilitate the project, but OCS took on this role with assistance from Wavesight as they specialise in wireless CCTV networks. The council recognised this highly effective combination and duly awarded us the contract.”

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Albania Extends Morpho ID Concession into e-Services

orpho (Safran) announces that it has been selected to continue providing identity document management services to Albania. The company signed an agreement with the Government of the Republic of Albania, represented by the Ministry of Interior, to extend the identity document production and distribution concession set up by Aleat* for an additional period of ten years. The agreement also includes the provision of a platform giving access to e-Services. This new step is part of the Government’s Digital Albania initiative aimed at improving delivery of public and private online services to its citizens. The concession was created in 2008 to manage the entire production process (enrollment, personalization, issuance and distribution) of high-security biometric identity cards and passports. Over 2.6 million e-Passports and 3.2 million e-ID cards have already been produced, bringing many benefits to the Albanian population. Since 2010, holders of the new e-Passports can travel in

the Schengen Area without a visa, which was previously a mandatory requirement for all Albanians. Morpho will continue to produce state-of-the-art identity documents which will integrate additional features for enhanced security. The new Morpho eTrusted Identity Services platform will provide convenient, seamless and secure access to eservices. Using devices such as computers, tablets and smartphones, Albanian citizens will be able to carry out online transactions both public (tax declarations, birth certificate applications etc.) and private (banking, insurance, legal etc). “Through their dedication, responsiveness and high standard of service, Aleat has met all the requirements set out for Albanian’s electronic ID documents. This success has led us to extend the concession for an even longer period,” said Ferdinand Poni, Deputy Minister of Interior. “Our Digital Albania initiative seeks to revolutionize access to public and private services for all citizens, and we are confident that this new

e-ID platform will help us to achieve this ambitious goal,” he added. “The AAEF is proud and happy to be a partner with Morpho in this project and to be able to continue to assist the Albanian people with state-of-the-art identity documents and new services related to the eTrusted ID services platform,” stated Martin Mata, Co-Director of AAEF, “This follows the 18 year long experience and deep commitment of the AAEF in bettering and improving the lives of the Albanian citizens through its portfolio of investments in all key sectors of the Albanian economy.” “After our successful collaboration over the past five years, we are proud to have been chosen to accompany the Albanian government in the next phase of this pioneering e-ID project,” stated Philippe Petitcolin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho, “We are committed to continue delivering worldclass technology for the benefit of Albanian citizens over the next decade.” * Aleat, a joint company of Morpho and the Albanian-American Enterprise Fund (AAEF).

Central Bank of Nigeria secured by CEM Systems CEM AC2000 chosen for system security features, scalability and integration capabilities

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across Nigeria. The systems have been supplied by CEM Approved Reseller Pentagon Distribution.

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is charged by the Federal Republic of Nigeria with the overall control and administration of the monetary and financial sector policies of the Federal Government. “CEM AC2000 SE was chosen because it is a powerful and fully integrated security management system, offering powerful access control, alarm processing, photo badging, power management and integration to third party systems,” said Edward Van Trotsenburg, Export Manager, Pentagon, “CEM are also able to provide fully integrated biometric solutions with the S610f fingerprint reader. This means that CBN can efficiently increase security levels at required areas.” “The Central Bank of Nigeria required an access control solution that provides the highest level of security, and that is scalable to meet the needs of their different offices throughout the country now and in the future. AC2000 was the ideal solution to help CBN meet all their requirements,” said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems, “The Central Bank of Nigeria is one of many recent finance industry wins for CEM Systems and represents a growing trend

for CEM in the sector and the African market.” AC2000 SE provides an advanced level of integration using industry standard interfaces to link to third party systems. CBN required the AC2000 system to integrate with Bosch video interface in order to control video and access via one solution. AC2000 application Alarm Event Display (AED) responds to all alarm situations in real time providing a dynamic on-screen interface to external CCTV systems with facilities for CCTV switching, remote door broadcasting and audio output in response to alarm events. AC2000 VIPPS (Visual Imaging & Pass Production System) allows CBN administrators to produce professional quality permanent and temporary ID passes for staff and visitors. CBN also utilize CEM’s AC2000 WEB Visitors application. This application has all the power of the original AC2000 Visitors feature but with the added benefit of being accessible via the web. This means that users can log in remotely via a web page to manage visitors without the need for client access control software on their PC. To meet the requirement for minimal downtime on site, CEM’s AC2000 Failover was selected to create a secondary server that can take over from the main server in the event of system failure. The switch between the two servers is automatic and results in zero data loss, with notification of the event being sent to system users and administrators immediately. In addition to the numerous softSeptember 2013

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ware options chosen by the Central Bank of Nigeria, a variety of CEM hardware solutions are used on site. CBN is installing CEM’s S610e intelligent card reader, which gives full off-line validation and decision making at the point of entry, even when host communication is not available. The S610e also features a keypad and backlit LCD which provides meaningful messages to cardholders for example Wrong Time Zone, Lost/ Stolen Card and Access Granted. Given CBN’s focus on providing the utmost security, CEM S610f biometric fingerprint readers are being deployed in areas that required additional security. The CEM S610f is a fully integrated biometric and access control reader that is used to control access to restricted areas, which are managed and monitored by security staff using the AC2000 SE system. Additional hardware also included the S3030 portable reader that can be used for ID card validation at temporary entrances which have no power, and can be used as a mobile device for random checks within pre-defined zones. The display of cardholder details on the reader such as Name, Date of Birth and Job Title and also cardholder photograph, allows for visual verification of cardholders.

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Honeywell Pro-Watch® 4.1 Security Management Suite Now Available

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ro-Watch combines access control, digital video, intrusion and other functions into one powerful system. Its open architecture creates a complete security management interface for alarm monitoring, badging and video surveillance. Designed for global, large campuses and multi-sites deployment, facilities like airports, critical infrastructure etc., the latest version of Honeywell’s ProWatch® 4.1 security management system adds support for Honeywell’s Vindicator high security intrusion detection system, as well as SALTO disconnected readers and Mercury Security control panels. These enhancements provide users with advanced perimeter protection tools, and more options to extend access control to large and remote facilities.

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of perimeter security without adding additional monitoring UI and head-end equipment. ● Support for Salto Disconnected Readers: Provides greater installation flexibility, access control solution for remote locations, resulting in increased profitability due to lower labor costs. ● Support for Mercury’s Standard Protocol: Integration with Mercury-based systems eliminates the need to replace existing mercury systems, delivering a cost effective transition; no hardware replacement required and no need for new access credentials.

Pro-Watch suites

● Pro-Watch Lite Edition: Basic functionality for the small office with support for up to 32 doors on PWseries panels. Badging not included. ● Pro-Watch Professional Edition: Complete security functionality with more options for medium-sized organizations with up to 64 doors or

organizations requiring integrated processes or regulatory compliance. ● Pro-Watch Corporate Edition: Complete security for larger organizations and campuses. Additional high availability options make this edition the optimal choice for organizations requiring 24/7 business continuity plans for their security system. ● Pro-Watch Enterprise Edition: Global security system that merges multiple Pro-Watch Corporate Edition systems to efficiently manage badgeholder data and report on events across the organization.

Genesis 2 Detects up to 100m

he Genesis 2 wireless PIR detectors, from Luminite Electronics, have been shown to offer detection ranges of over 100m in controlled environments. This means they are ideal for large, indoor applications such as distribution centres, warehouses and industrial units,

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sensors activate. This quadruple detection trigger dramatically reduces false alarms and makes perimeter and boundary detection precise. “Luminite’s Genesis 2 PIRs can accurately detect intruders at over 60m, even when facing directly into the sun

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and regardless of target speed,” explains Graham Creek, MD at Luminite, “However, in more controlled settings, the detection range can easily be increased to up to 100m by simple adjustment. By using our specialist mounting bracket, which allows two PIR detectors to be placed back to back, PIRs can look both ways to offer an accurate ‘curtain’ detection span of up to a huge 200m.” The Genesis 2 is a professional, high-quality, well-engineered, PIR detector. The black mirrors include a unique adaptive zoom focal length fea-

ture, which means the PIRs sense evenly over the entire detection range. They can distinguish between humans and animals for outdoor applications and also filter out unwanted light such as glare from car headlights, and the white light elements in reflected sunlight. The PIRs are available in wired or wireless variants, for installation flexibility. The wireless solution uses highend radio communications to enable up to 64 PIRs within each Genesis 2 system to communicate with a Masthead transceiver. Transmission distances are up to

1km; ideal for use in large industrial and distribution applications. The Genesis 2 has front access for easy, on-site fitting and adjustment. It can even be set up to look directly down or along a wall. The case is IP 65 rated for external use and made from tough, weather-proof ABS. Battery life is up to 2 years using standard Alkaline cells, depending on settings and location. Lithium cells extend battery life further. The Genesis 2 can also take power from a 12V PSU, instead of batteries, if preferred.

Redvision’s X-SERIES™ Rugged PTZ and Dome Camera Range now Comes in Black or Grey as Standard

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edvision’s X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ and dome camera range is now available in black or light grey from stock, at the same cost. Previously only grey was standard and black was a higher cost option. “Powder-coated paint is used to achieve a very robust, light-stable finish and all dome parts, including pedestal, wall and pendant mounting and the full range of brackets are included,” explains Paul Hucker, Managing Director at Redvision, “The X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ and dome camera sales are going from strength to strength across colour/ mono, IR and dual light models. This has given us the critical volume necessary to offer two standard colour options, not just one. Our recent expansion into larger premises has also given us the additional space necessary.” Redvision continues to offer a bespoke painting service for its X-SE-

RIES™. “Customers can select any RAL colour in matt or gloss, including metallic chrome or stainless steel paint options. We keep a complete range of unpainted dome parts in stock, which are finished in the selected colour and built to order,” Paul added. Standard Marine and Extra Marine rated options complete the paint finish line up. These are for use in extreme or harsh environments, such as oil rigs, sea-ports, terminals and coastal locations. The Standard Marine has a corrosion-resistant plating applied to its body castings, before the powder coated paint. The Extra Marine has a 25 year life, September 2013

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dual paint, undercoat and top coat finish. All exposed mechanical parts in the pan/ tilt and wiper mechanisms are made from marine-grade stainless steel, for increased durability. Both Marine finish options are white, to reflect direct sunlight and to help reduce extremes of temperature. “Having black or grey as standard, bespoke RAL colour options and Marine rated finishes offers total choice to our customers. It may not be 50 shades of grey, but it does mean our rugged domes can be made to suit site buildings and architecture in almost any location and application!” concludes Paul.

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Transcend’s SSD320 Proclaimed One of the Best SATA III SSDs

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ranscend Information, Inc. announces that its SSD320 2.5” SATA III solid state drive (SSD) has been highly praised by a number of professional reviewers for its outstanding performance and reliability at a competitive price. “If you want a solid SSD without spending a fortune, the Transcend SSD320 256GB is a great option,” said the reviewer at pureoverclock.com. Aimed at users looking to boost performance of their notebook or desktop PC, Transcend’s SSD320 SATA III SSD provides blazing-fast sequential transfer speeds of up to 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write, and maximum 4k random file writes of 87,000 IOPS. “For the average user, the performance offered by the SSD320 is very good, I’d say excep-

tional and a true revolution to the PC for those coming from mechanical drives,” praised the tweaktown.com reviewer. In terms of real world usage, an SSD320equipped computer will boot up quicker, launch applications without delay, and complete file transfers significantly faster than traditional hard disk drives. In addition to outstanding perform-

ance, the reviewers were particularly impressed with the bundled desktop upgrade kit and exclusive System Clone disk cloning software. “The inclusion of a premium disk migration utility and adapter bracket with this drive is one of the best we’ve seen to date in terms of added value,” wrote the reviewer from pureoverclock.com before concluding, “The Transcend SSD320 offers fast speeds, a slim and lightweight package, great price, and a robust accessory package that leaves us with an excellent overall value.” Transcend’s SSD320 2.5” SATA III SSD is currently available in three capacities: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, and all are backed by a three-year warranty.

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VARIO illuminator; purpose designed to work together as a high performance system. VARIO PSUs provide the option to run multiple lights from one PSU, and offer CAT5 connectivity for VARIO IP network illuminators. The ‘Fast-Connect’ wiring system also allows the quickest and easiest wiring of all VARIO input and output connections. VARIO PSUs provide a high quality and robust IP66 enclosure making them suitable for all en-

aytec’s award winning family of VARIO illuminators is now complete with its own high-end range of dedicated power supply units. Designed to correctly power all VARIO illuminators including VARIO IP, the power supplies provide a range of advanced features and the easiest, quickest and safest wiring and installation platform. As a full product family, there is a PSU to power any

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vironmental conditions. Innovative status LEDs are also provided to indicate correct voltage and to provide internal illumination support for night-time in-

stallation. All VARIO PSUs require a 100230V AC input and provide 24V output. 20W, 50W and 100W PSU options

are available to provide a solution for all VARIO low voltage lighting installations. VARIO PSUs are also provided with a 3 year warranty.

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16-ch HD-SDI DVR Series with FULL HD 1080p Resolution

ikvision continues its highly-successful HD-SDI DVR series with its newest edition: the high-end HD-SDI DVR series. Bolstered by the success of the previous cost-effective HD-SDI DVR series (DS-7200HFHI-ST 720p DVRs and DS-7200HFHI-SE 1080p DVRs) in June, Hikvision now introduces the DS8100HFHI-ST with HD-SDI technology to allow uncompressed and non-packetized Full HD 1080p video over analog cabling with no lag time. While many manufacturers have joined this HD-SDI product competition, Hikvision’s DS-8100HFHI-ST series stands out from the crowd by supporting up to 16-ch video inputs (4-ch and 8-ch are also available) with real-time recording at a resolution of 1920x1080p @ 30fps across all channels. This offers customers the capability to monitor larg-

er arenas (such as banking, gambling, and traffic environments) where IP systems may not be currently suitable, but the need for crystal-clear images are. As well, simultaneous HDMI and VGA outputs are supported with a high definition display of 1080p. The DS-8100HFHI-ST allows up-to 8 SATA HDDs, with up-to 4TB capacity for each disk. Furthermore, this model features an eSATA interface to connect with an external hard disk for recording or backup, as well as dual gigabit network interfaces with additional functionalities such as load balance and network fault tolerance. This series offers flexible alarm handling, camera control, remote management capabili-

ties and mobile phone surveillance. Apart from this new DS-8100HFHI-ST series, and the recently released cost-effective HD-SDI DVR series, Hikvision also will introduce a mid-end

HD-SDI DVR series to the market – the DS-7300HFHI-ST – to complete its HD-SDI DVR product line. This model shares the majority of the same features with the DS-8100HFHI-ST; however, it can only support up-to 4 SATA HDDs and one gigabit network interface. Now, regardless of entry level or high-end, Hikvision’s HD-SDI DVRs offer every customer a solution to fit their needs.

New 15-CD55 External Speed Dome Range With original Sony camera modules, offers even more features at a lower price

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OP Security has launched the 15CD55 external speed dome range with many new features at a highly competitive price. COP Security has designed and manufactured the speed

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Sony’s market-leading Exview HAD CCD modules, which produce exceptional image quality using progressive scan technology. The cameras come with 18 or 36x optical zoom options,

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true day/ night functionality with auto cut filter and produce colour image resolutions of 600TVL. The camera’s wide dynamic range (WDR) ensures that high-contrast scenes do not present a problem. StableZoom™, which combines image stabilisation with digital zoom, enhances image clarity, reduces the effects of vibration when the speed dome is fully zoomed in and maintains the dome’s horizontal angle of view. The 15-CD55 speed dome also offers up to 300° per second panning speed and four alarm inputs for PIR detection. Installation has been made simple with a cable-managed back box, pre-wired bracket and a range of mounting options. A 24V AC power supply is also included.

“The15-CD55 range, which is IP65 rated and fully vandal-resistant, is particularly suitable for use in challenging outdoor environments and applications,” stated Gareth Rhodes, Sales and Marketing Executive at COP Security, “The domes are already being used in high profile locations, including Premier League football grounds, airports and university campuses. “We perform soak tests and operational checks on every single item we sell, before shipment. The 15-CD55 external speed domes are no exception. They are high-quality products, which use high-quality components to ensure many years of reliable operation. They are well-supported by COP Security’s

technical staff and come with a 3 year warranty, one year advanced replacement and 30 day money back guarantee.”

American Dynamics Adds Industry’s Fastest PTZ to HD Camera Line High-Speed Illustra 625 HD PTZ – ideal for accurately tracking criminal activity in retail environments

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merican Dynamics, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco (NYSE: TYC), has introduced the Illustra 625 PTZ high-definition (Full HD) IP camera, designed for retail applications where locating, tracking and zooming in on subject details are critical. The highperformance Illustra 625 is the fastest HD PTZ on the market, delivering crystal clear images quickly, whether used in live monitoring or in forensic investigations. Based on latency testing standards used by the U.S. Air Force and NASA, the Illustra 625

PTZ camera delivers analog-like precision without compromising megapixel resolution. The Illustra 625 PTZ sets a new standard for low latency response. It has tested 20%-30% faster

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than the major competition and represents a quantum leap in bridging the performance of analog PTZ with 1080p megapixel resolution. This helps loss prevention professionals precisely follow subjects through a store, warehouse or loading dock and apprehend them before they remove merchandise from the premises, falsify trip and slip claims, or participate in other criminal activities. Fast and accurate tracking can mean the difference between making a handsome profit and losing hundreds of thousands of dollars each year through theft. The Illustra 625 HD PTZ camera

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actively modulates the pan and tilt speed in proportion to the amount of zoom used and surpasses the maximum speed and return-to-position accuracy of competitive HD PTZ cameras. “The exceptionally low latency for controlling an analog PTZ camera that retailers have grown accustomed to was

our benchmark in developing the Illustra 625 HD PTZ camera,” said Joel White, Senior Product Manager for American Dynamics, “With the new Illustra PTZ, retailers can more accurately track individuals to aid in the reduction of shrinkage and other criminal activity which will strengthen their bottom line and

ultimately improve the overall customer experience.” American Dynamics provides a superior end-to-end solution with Illustra IP cameras and the VideoEdge video management system, and is available through a worldwide channel of dealers and integrators.

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a weekly basis to take advantage of this breakthrough. The weight in some cases is can be reduced by 30% on the materials alone. Due to our SMARTbend technique we are producing easy to fit cold formed panels that would traditionally have been welded, therefore reducing the number of parts and increasing the strength.” MTL Group is currently working on a number of vehicle types ranging from family saloons to the more traditional Land-cruisers and high end VIP vehicles.

eading global armour specialist MTL Group is making a difference in the up armouring SUV market. Latest generation armour is being utilised to supply kits up to B7 level protection with reduced weight compared to traditional methods. Simon Hurst, Sales Manager for Defence at MTL Group states, “Utilising our SMARTbend technique, DFM and the latest generation in armour, we are able to help create unique kits at significantly lower weight than previously possible. “Our customers are contacting us on

IndigoVision Enhances High Definition Security Camera Market with

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ndigoVision recently launched its new Enhanced High Definition (HD) cameras. With the latest camera sensor and processor technology the Enhanced HD camera range delivers both stunning HD video and advanced camera intelligence while reducing total security project costs. Discussing the challenges presented

by HD security cameras, John Semple, IndigoVision Head of Product Management commented, “As camera resolution increases from Standard Definition to HD, more network data is transmitted from the camera, making video distribution difficult, particularly over wide area networks or wireless infrastructure. There is also a significant increase in September 2013

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data which raises storage costs.” “Many IP video security systems use weaker camera sensors and processor hardware, resulting in signal noise, poorer video quality, huge bandwidth requirement and less intelligence in the camera,” continued John, “To overcome the resulting video network distribution issues these systems compromise by re-

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In addition, administrators can now flexibly define compression rate, resolution, fps, and quality settings for multiple video streams (supported by specific camera models) according to bandwidth resources and number of live-view channels, and then choose a proper video stream for live-view. The adjustable video stream setting helps improve the displaying quality of live-view and will manage the bandwidth resources based on differ-

ent usage requirements. The VioStor NVR now is compatible with over 2,100 IP camera models of various popular brands. Businesses can enjoy high flexibility in deploying an ideal surveillance solution with the broad-ranged offering of compatible IP cameras. With VioStor NVR firmware v4.1.0, administrators will enjoy more flexibility in storage deployment and utilization as well as in the bandwidth

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torage expansion solution is available for VioStor NVR Pro(+) series with firmware v4.1.0 or newer and the Turbo NAS TS-x69, x79, x70 series with firmware v3.8.3 only. VioStor v4.1.0 firmware now supports Farsi version. To download the VioStor v4.1.0 firmware upgrade, please visit http://www.qnapsecurity.com/download.asp.

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ahua Technology releases two new mini HD-SDI cameras—DHHFW2200S (IR-bullet) and DH-HDW2200S (IR dome).

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HD-SDI solution offers non-latent image at full-HD quality without IP hassles based on over-coax transmission, and being the steering member of HDcctv Alliance, Dahua Technology commits to the HD surveillance equip-

ment market. The HFW2200S/ HDW2200S series is ideal for small-scale application while demanding for high-definition image quality. Being the refined models to the existing HD-SDI camera product lines, the newly released mini-series renders outstanding image quality with 1/3” 3Mp CMOS adopted, supporting 25/30fps @ 1080p or 50/60fps @ 720p real-time recording and providing a more detailed and smooth surveillance experience. The series is also equipped with IR LEDs of effective range of 20 meters for poor-lighting condition. Meanwhile, its special Smart IR technology realized intelligent IR lighting adjustment to meet different surroundings. The following test photos are based Test 1: Image Quality

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on the performance of 3.6mm lens (6mm optional for the models). In addition to the outstanding performance, the mini HD-SDI cameras

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are also low-consumptive and able to stand a wide temperature range from -20°C to 60°C. With an attractive design and sizes, they are quite fit for various environments like retail shops, convenience stores, offices etc.

Axis M1004-W Network Camera A flexible solution for small installations

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xis M1004-W network camera, a new addition to the well-established AXIS M10 series, is a cost effective easy-to-install camera that comes with a unique one click camera connection and provides effective network security. This small and flexible camera comes with supporting wireless capabilities and is the perfect choice for any indoor wireless surveillance where budget and flexibility are the key factors. It assures user-friendly high network security and enables high definition video streaming over reliable wireless networks. Its video hosting system makes it an ideal camera for hosted video solutions.

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he camera offers 1280x800 pixel resolution, progressive scan, HDTV color fidelity, full frame rate and a 16:9 format. It has multiple H.264 video streams and Axis’ Corridor Format that allow you get a vertically oriented, ‘portrait’ shaped video stream from the camera. It has support for Edge storage that allows a network video device to create, control and manage recordings either locally to an SD/ SDHC card, or to network shares such as network-attached storage (NAS). It has Wi-Fi IEEE802.11b/g/n and Wi-Fi Protected Setup protocol, and in-

cludes I/O port (1 input and 1 output) for connecting devices such as sensors and external relays to activate lights or open/ close doors.

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World’s Smallest HD Dome Camera The discreet and powerful 1 and 2 MP HD Micro Dome cameras ease the transition from analog to high-definition

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vigilon (TSX:AVO) recently announced the world’s smallest HD dome camera. The small yet powerful 1 and 2 megapixel (MP) HD Micro Dome

cameras open up the advantages of HD surveillance to budget-conscious installations requiring discreet cameras. “Stores, hotels, office buildings and September 2013

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restaurants want discreet cameras that provide exceptional image detail. Traditionally, you could get one or the other. Now with our HD Micro Dome, you get

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both,” said Rick Ramsay, Senior Product Manager at Avigilon, “With this introduction, small and medium-sized businesses can easily transition from analog to HD surveillance.”

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nique to the HD Micro Dome camera is the patent-pending smart cable design that enables the camera’s discreet size. By designing the camera’s intelligence into the smart cable, Avigilon is able to provide the smallest HD dome camera in the industry. Slightly larger than a golf ball, the discreet HD Micro Dome and the smart cable weigh a combined 70 grams. This small, lightweight camera will ease the transition from analog to HD for end users.

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he HD Micro Dome provides a horizontal angle view of 86 degrees at 30 images per second. With an IP66 rating, the HD Micro Dome camera can be used in indoor and outdoor environments. The ONVIF compliant camera is the latest addition to Avigilon’s next generation H.264 platform and can be coupled with Avigilon Control Center or other leading video management software suites.

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he indoor and outdoor HD Micro Dome camera with smart cable

technology was designed specifically for discreet, budget-conscious installations, like retail stores, office buildings, restaurants and hotels that want to upgrade their surveillance to high-definition. The HD Micro Dome will begin shipping in August 2013.

New SNC-CX600W and SNC-CX600 Compact High Definition Security Cameras Deliver 120 Degrees Wide Viewing Angle

Fully-featured 720p HD security cameras possess built-in motion sensors and can be monitored from smartphones

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ony recently announced new SNCCX600W and SNC-CX600 high definition (HD) security cameras that deliver wide viewing angles and 720p image quality. The cameras mark a

breakthrough in the market for reasonably priced, fully-featured and highlysophisticated digital imaging products that are very easy to deploy. They are ideal solutions not just for large public and private enterprises, but for anyone wishing to set up effective security in their shops, offices and storage facilities. As security needs have risen in recent years, customers have been forced to accept higher costs and greater complexity when connecting up recording devices and broadening their camera coverage. Sony, in turn, has worked assertively to develop solutions that combine a full range of features together with September 2013

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easy deployment and affordable prices. Using Sony’s original IPELA ENGINE EX™ unique integrated signal processing system, the new SNC-CX600W and SNC-CX600 cameras from Sony continue to deliver high-resolution imaging even in low light and high contrast scenes. Each camera comes with white LED illumination, built-in recording and is packaged in a compact stylish design that is ideal for self-installation in shops and offices. A key feature of the camera is a new industry-leading lens that is able to cover a full 120 degrees – or about 50% wider* than other cameras in the same class. “The IPELA ENGINE platform continues to ensure the best low-light per-

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Each camera also includes a high-quality motion sensor that works in both light and dark environments; white LED illumination that enables clear colour recording; a speaker and a microphone; and more. When the motion sensor detects a break-in, the camera responds by switching on wide-angle LED illumination,

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playing out an alert and a pre-recorded voice message, sending an email notification to a pre-registered address of the user’s smartphone, and making still and moving images available for viewing through an internet browser. In addition, the SNC-CX600W supports Wi-Fi and is interoperable other Wi-Fi certified devices so users can enjoy stable network transmission as well as easy network security settings with WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) standard.

formance and visibility in high-contrast scenes,” said Riki Nishimura, General Manager of Visual Security Solutions, Professional Solutions Company (PSAP) at Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “More than that, the most valuable feature of Sony’s new security cameras would be the new 120 degrees lens which allows the capture of more angles, thereby reducing the number of cameras and cost to cover any given space,” he added. Each camera also includes a highquality motion sensor that works in both light and dark environments; white LED illumination that enables clear colour recording; a speaker and

a microphone; and more. When the motion sensor detects a break-in, the camera responds by switch Since these cameras have edge storage, they can store images and audio directly onto microSD or SDHC cards ing on wide-angle LED illumination, Since these cameras have edge storage, and capture motion-triggered images without the use of an external recorder – another way for users to reduce playing out an alert and a pre-recorded they can store images and audio directly space requirements, plus deployment and maintenance costs. voice message, sending an e-mail notifi- onto micro SD or SDHC cards and capture Sony’s SNC-CX600W and SNC-CX600 security cameras will be available in Asia Pacific in mid-Sep 2013 and midcation to a pre-registered address of the motion-triggered images without the use Dec 2013 respectively. user’s smartphone, and making* Asstill and of an external recorder – another way for compared with Sony’s SNC-CH110 security camera (with 80.7º coverage) moving images available for viewing users to reduce space requirements, plus -ENDthrough an internet browser. In addition, deployment and maintenance costs. About Professional (PSAP), Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.and the SNC-CX600W supports Wi-Fi andSolutions Company Sony’s SNC-CX600W SNCSony manufactures audio, video, communications and information technology products for the global consumer and professional markets. Professional Solutions Company (PSAP) is established as a division company under Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. It markets Sony’s is interoperable with other Wi-Fi certi- CX600 security cameras will be availleading broadcast systems, professional video and audio products, as well as videoconferencing, medical and surveillance systems in Asia fied devices so users can enjoy stable ablecustomised in Asia Pacific in mid-Sep 2013 and service to help Sony’s other than Japan. It also provides business solutions, comprehensive technical support and after-sales customers stay at the forefront of their business. network transmission as well as easy mid-Dec 2013 respectively. Please visit our website at http://pro.sony-asia.com for more information. network security settings with WPS * As compared with Sony’s SNC-CH110 (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) standard. security camera (with 80.7º coverage)

Launches

3MP WDR Mini-Box Network Camera IP8173H

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IVOTEK announced recently the launch of its latest compact size network camera model IP8173H. Designed in a mini-box form factor, IP8173H fits into a range of enclosures with a CS-mount lens, offering flexible installation for monitoring under a diverse set of surveillance environments such as retail, government, industrial, hotel security and city surveillance. Positioned as a camera with high

resolution and best-in-class image quality, the IP8173H is designed with several features for capturing the utmost in image quality. Featuring a 3-megapixel WDR CMOS sensor, IP8173H enables viewing resolution of 2048x1536 at 20 fps or 1920x1080 at 30 fps. The WDR Pro feature allows the camera to deliver superb image quality under challenging lighting conditions and secure video quality close

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to the capabilities of the human eye by capturing both the dark and bright parts of an image. The images are then combined to generate a highly realistic image representative of the original scene. Moreover, being designed with a removable IR-cut filter, IP8173H can help identify objects with top-quality images at all hours. In order to ensure superior image sharpness and depth of field, IP8173H is packaged with a P-iris lens with a builtin stepper motor, which controls the iris with extreme precision and maintains the iris opening at an optimal level at all times. The image quality is therefore enhanced and optimized for objects at different distances. Steve Ma, VIVOTEK’s Executive Vice President indicated, “High resolution is becoming the de facto standard in network cameras nowadays. However, high resolution does not guarantee image quality and usability under dy-

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namic lighting conditions. VIVOTEK has invested substantial effort and R&D resources into the development of advanced technologies to consistently im-

prove the image quality of our cameras. In addition, we are also dedicated to the miniaturization of the cameras’ physical appearance in order to make our

cameras more stylish and convenient to users. IP8173H exactly embodies the synergy of compact size, high resolution and high image quality.”

Urmet’s new S-Steel range Urmet’s new S-Steel range – now available in kit form and compatible with all systems: analogue, 2-wire GSM and IP

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ith the successful launch of the new S-Steel range of entry panels, Urmet, Europe’s largest door-entry manufacturer, now offers this award-winning panel as part of a kit, providing installers with unbeatable value and flexibility. No matter what cabling you’re using, these kits are compatible with all of Urmet’s systems, including analogue, 2-wire, GSM and IP. Urmet kit prices start from as little as £39+VAT for a simple economy one-button audio kit. S-Steel kits include a flush or surface S-Steel modular vandal-resistant panel, with a choice of internal stations, SIGNO or AIKO. S-Steel kits have the following features: ● S-Steel vandal-resistant modular entry panel with IP45 protection. ● IK09 vandal-resistant rating. ● Surface housings in black and stainless steel also available. ● Engraved LED backlit name tags for a professional finish; kits come with CALL engraved as standard. ● 120-degree wide-angle colour camera.

● DDA-compliant 2-wire kits – ideal for schools or public buildings. ● Integrated CCTV feature (2-wire kits). Connect and view two CCTV cameras without any additional control equipment; ideal for entry and exit point overview. ● Choice of either Slimline Signo handsets or Aiko hands-free video monitors (video monitors come with an induction loop as standard). ● S-Steel panels compatible with Urmet pedestrian or vehicle posts. Keypad kits include a coded access keypad with 22 codes and 2 relays. Upgrades are available to other monitors, including the new NEXO hands-free 7”

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monitor. Additional push-button modules are also available for system expansion. The new S-Steel panel range is also smaller and cleaner-looking than its predecessor, K-Steel, but still maintains the robust and quality feel that distinguishes Urmet products from other manufacturers. Mark Hagger, Urmet’s Sales & Marketing Director comments, “Our S-Steel kits, especially the 2Voice 2-wire kits, are proving to be very popular among installers looking to offer a new level of quality to their clients, while still benefiting from the simplicity of installation and the many features that come as standard on our 2-wire system.” The Urmet Group was established over 75 years ago and 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 to sophisticated digital and IP-based systems. Over thirty million systems installed in over 60 countries worldwide are the measure of Urmet UK’s global dedication to manufacturing quality products.

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BENCHMARK INDEPENDENT TESTING THE STATUS AWARDS Benchmark Recommended Status is awarded to products that undergo the independent testing process and receive an overall rating of 80% or higher. Products which receive this status are then permitted to use the Recommended logo, which illustrates they have passed application-specific testing and have reached a very high standard. Benchmark Outstanding Status is awarded to products that undergo the independent testing process and receive an overall rating of 90% or higher. Products which receive this status are then permitted to use the Outstanding logo, which illustrates they have passed application-specific testing and have reached the very highest standards.

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Because products and systems in the electronic security industry are varied, there are inevitable price differences between products designed to do the same job. It may be that one device offers a credible level of performance equivalent to its peers, but has more competitive price. Alternatively, the device may have a similar price to its peers, but delivers additional features and functions. In such cases, these products are recognised by the award of Benchmark Best Buy status.

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t Benchmark, we passionately believe that the future growth and development of the security sector depends upon the creation of flexible, scalable and effective solutions. As technology delivers increasing levels of functionality, so the ability to integrate elements such as business intelligence and smart management creates a more valued proposition. We believe that by embracing new and emerging technologies, and by adopting a more holistic approach to achieve the flexibility on offer, credible solutions that deliver enhanced security and business benefits can be realised. Through independent testing, system and technology assessments, field-based analysis, educational articles and informed debate, Benchmark provides vital information to those seeking to create best-in-class solutions. The editorial materials included in the magazine and its on-line initiatives ensure that those who offer bespoke advanced solutions have access to honest, independent and relevant reporting that aids and supports them in their work. Benchmark delivers its content via a monthly print-based publication, as well as a number of interactive electronic initiatives.

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On the Edge PRODUCT

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ctive infrared beam sensors have been in use in electronic security solutions for decades. Rather than that fact making them old fashioned, the reality is that it stands testament to their effectiveness. As a cost-effective and credible solution, the detectors take some beating. Whilst the core principle of operation is a simple one – a transmitted beam needs to be received without interruption, or the unit generates an alarm – the developments have ensured that the beams offer credible and dependable performance, and cannot be ‘spoofed’ during an alarm event. Issues such as cross-talk have been eliminated, and technology ensures that the introduction of an illicit light source will not trick the unit into missing a beam break. More importantly, the installation process has been greatly simplified to ensure that the installation and configuration of beam-based solutions is a one man job! Alignment used to be a slow process, but this has not been the

Active infrared beam detectors are the oldest and most established sensors in security applications. The units are – in principle – the same as they have always been, albeit with tweaks and upgrades to enhance security, performance and installation. Given the changes in technology, does the humble IR beam sensor still offer a credible solution? case for many years, and today’s beams are truly installer friendly. Active IR beams are very flexible. The detectors can be used internally or externally, and offer the ability to follow perimeters with shape deviations and over undulating ground. The beams themselves are silent and invisible, and even if an intruder is aware of the presence of the sensors, it is not possible to know where the beams actually are. Consider high levels of catch performance, stability and reliability, ease of installation

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and operational flexibility, plus the fact that the units are very cost-effective, and the continued success of the technology is obvious. Whilst a number of manufacturers offer active IR beams detectors, many supply OEM product. There are some low cost IR beams available – not to be confused with ‘budget’ products from established manufacturers – but as with any detection device you get what you pay for! The principle behind these detectors might be simple; making them efficient and effective takes expertise!

Optex AX350TF The AX350TF detectors from Optex work in pairs (transmitter and receiver) and have a range of 100 metres in external use and 200 metres in internal applications. The units have four selectable frequencies. This ensures that in applications with either long perimeter runs, or where beams are stacked to create a wall-type detection pattern, cross-talk between adjacent units can be eliminated with ease. The beams are pulsed to ensure that extraneous sources of infrared light cannot be introduced to ‘trick’ the receiver unit. Light which is not pulsed at the right frequency is rejected. Also, the beam interruption can be configured dependent upon the site’s needs, with 4 selectable periods: 50, 100, 250 and 500 milliseconds are the options. Alarm period is 2 seconds. The unit requires both beams to be interrupted to trigger an alarm, eliminating nuisance activations created by animals, birds or wind-borne objects. Power to the unit is 10.5-30V DC, and current draw is 60mA in normal operation. The cover is tamper protected, and the main alarm output is a Form C relay. The sensors are sealed to IP54, and the cover design incorporates anti-frost protection. That said, the unit will operate with up to 99 per cent beam loss due to environmental conditions. It also features an environmental disqualification circuit to generate a trouble alarm if the beam strength falls below an

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acceptable level. Operating temperature is -35 to 60°C. Installation is straightforward. The detector head can be aligned through ±90° horizontally, and ±10° vertically. The sensor is supplied with pole mount brackets. Once mounted, ensure the transmitter and receiver pair is using the same frequency. The transmitter should then be set up using its simple viewfinder for initial optical alignment. There are adjustment screws to aid with the positioning of the detector head. Final adjustments are made at the receiver unit, and a series of LEDs indicate alignment accuracy. A blocking card is supplied to allow adjustment of each mirror. Once this process is finalised then the setting can be checked using a voltmeter; a jack is included for this purpose. The final stage is to set the beam interruption time and walk test the device. Once installed, the AX350TF behaved as expected. General stability was very good, and there were no nuisance activations. Even in very high winds (high enough to blow down a fence on the site) the unit only required a slight adjustment to the beam interruption time. During the test period there was only an occasional mild frost, and this did not affect the unit at all. All genuine activity was detected, and even attempts to defeat the unit with high-speed breaches were detected. Indeed, the accuracy of the unit served as a reminder of just how effective these units are when used for perimeter-based applications. Finally, the AX350TF beams are supplied with a well written and clear set of installation instructions. The wiring diagrams are easy to follow, and whilst the manual covers a few different products, it is always clear which specific device the information relates to.

Takex PB-IN-50HF The PB-IN-50HF detectors from Takex are supplied as a pair (transmitter and receiver) and have a range of 50 metres in external use and 100 metres in internal applications. The detectors are quad beam units, and feature

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four selectable frequencies to eliminate crosstalk where multiple beams are used to effectively seal off an area, or where units are stacked or used back-to-back to cover longer distances. The beams are ‘double modulated’ to offer what Takex claims is the best level of light immunity available from its products. The units are also designed to reject infrared light from other sources, thereby ensuring that beam interruptions cannot be concealed. The beam interruption time can be adjusted to best suit environmental conditions. The range of adjustment is 50 to 700 milliseconds. All four of the beams need to be interrupted to trigger an alarm condition. This ensures that small animals, birds or wind-borne objects don’t generate nuisance alarm activations. Alarm time is 1.5 seconds. Power to the unit is 12-30V DC, and current draw is 60mA in normal operation. The cover is tamper protected, and the main alarm output is a dry contact relay. Takex has designed the cover to include anti-frost and anti-dew protection. Automatic gain control ensures that sensitivity is increased should beam strength fall due to frost, snow, fog or heavy rain. A module generates a fault signal if the beam strength falls below an operational level. Operating temperature range is -35 to 66°C, and the unit is sealed to IP55. The gain circuitry features gain lock which ensures optimum sensitivity based upon the range; there is also an option for low or high power, with the former used for ranges under 25 metres, and the latter for longer distances. Installation of the PB-IN-50HF is a simple task. The transmitter and receiver pair must obviously be using the same channel, which is set via two DIP switches. The pair are then optically aligned. Both units feature viewfinders for this purpose, and these are built in to the detectors. Fine adjustment is carried out using screws. More accurate adjustments are made using a ‘beeper’ system which provides an audible tone to indicate when alignment is correct. A blocking card is supplied to allow adjustment of each

element. The final adjustments are made using a voltmeter; a jack is included for this purpose. The beam interruption time should then be set and the unit must be walk tested to ensure that rapid motion is not missed. With regard to mounting, the detector head can be aligned through ±90° horizontally, and ±10° vertically. The sensor is supplied with pole mount brackets as standard. As expected, the PB-IN-50HF showed good manners throughout the test, including during a period of gale-force winds. Stability was high with no nuisance activations. Once the beam interruption time was configured correctly, the unit was extremely stable. An audible tone confirms that the auto gain lock is functioning once the unit is installed. With regard to adverse weather, aside from high winds the test site only suffered an occasional mild frost, which had no adverse effect. All intrusions into the protected area were detected, and both high-speed and low speed breaches did not cause any concern with regard to catch performance. The beams are supplied with a decent set of instructions including wiring diagrams.

Verdict That both manufacturers in the test are considered to be market-leaders – and experts – in active infrared detection is clear from the product quality and performance. It is difficult to separate the units, and it’s the small details that will be relevant when selecting which option to go for. Both companies offer a wide range of units with differing configurations and coverage ranges, so it is very much a case of considering the differences which – in reality – aren’t huge! The Optex beams are well built, effective and easy to install. Connections are clearly marked, and the adjustments are simple too. All in all, the AX350TF does deliver what you’d expect from an active infrared beam detector. There is equally little that will concern installers and integrators when considering the Takex units. Performance is high, and the units behave as expected. As such, there’s little that will disappoint.

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Keeping in the Picture Vigilant Vision - ASM19LED-WGF

Consumer demand is driving the display market towards LED units, with LCD models becoming a budget choice. In the video surveillance market, this change is increasingly having an impact as economies of scale make LED units more costeffective. Benchmark looks at the ASM19LED-WGF from Vigilant Vision to see if it offers superior performance.

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ED displays have shot to prominence in the consumer market, and increasingly such consumer trends are echoed in the world of video surveillance. Changes with regard to displays have not always been driven by outright quality - the CRT monitor wasn’t dethroned by the LCD display because it had inferior performance - but the hype relating to LED panels does indicate that quality should be enhanced over LCD alternatives. Of course, you have to understand that LED monitors use LCD technology; the LEDs are used for backlighting rather than the more common CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamps)

technology. The message in the consumer market is that LED monitors are thinner, greener, and feature enhanced colour depth and accuracy; however, there is some debate as to how much better the image is on units in the low to medium price range.

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While some might question why the hype from the consumer market affects the video surveillance sector, it’s because it become necessary to manage users’ expectations if they opt for LED displays. Vigilant Vision offers a range of displays aimed at the security sector, and the ASM19LED-WGF is its 19 inch LED option.

Specification The ASM19LED-WGF is a 19 inch LED colour monitor with a metal case and glass front. Resolution is 1280 x 1024, and the display has a 4:3 aspect ratio. The monitor is multistandard, supporting PAL and NTSC video. The display is quoted as delivering 16.7 million colours, with selectable colour temperature for fine adjustment. Response time is specified as 5ms, and contrast ratio is 10000:1 with a brightness specification of 300cd/m2. The display’s connections are made via the left-hand side of the monitor. There are two BNC inputs with outputs for video, a VGA connection and an HDMI socket. The model also boasts phono sockets for audio in, as well as socket for PC audio in. It has two integral 1.5W speakers for audio output. Power input is 12V DC. The front of the display contains the user controls. There are six buttons: Menu, Select, -, +, Auto and Power. There is also a status LED for power. Other features include viewing angles of 80 and 85 degrees (V and H), multi-language OSD, PIP and POP modes, and various adjustments: picture mode, brightness,

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contrast, colour, tint, sharpness, colour temperature and noise reduction. The monitor is supplied with a hinged stand, a PSU and a VGA cable. The manual is brief but sufficient.

Installation As you would expect, the physical installation of the ASM19LED-WGF is a very simple task. It’s a simple case of making the video connection, adding audio if required, and powering the monitor. Configurations are carried out using the fascia buttons. The menus are relatively straightforward, and you’ll soon get used to how the buttons navigate the structure. There are four menu groups: picture, sound, settings and PIP; the latter handles multi-screen options. The picture menu handles image quality settings, and includes pre-set modes as well as a user-configurable setting where contrast, brightness, tint, saturation and sharpness are individually configurable. We’d recommend this mode! Other picture settings include colour temperature and noise reduction. The sound menu handles volume, with a mute option, and the settings screen deals with operating language, image size and position, clock and phase (for VGA inputs only) and scale (Full screen 4:3 image, or 16:9). The PIP menu page is used for multiple source images. Options are PIP (an inset box containing the second source image), and POP (side by side images). The later are scaled and so appear stretched. The PIP box location can be selected, as can its size. Once the settings are complete and the menu closed, some of the buttons have secondary uses. The Select button calls up a source choice, navigated using the + and buttons. Also, the + and - buttons can be used to tweak screen brightness.

Performance Judging any type of display in isolation is a tough task; without any reference, images will typically either look poor or good, dependent upon expectations. Without such reference, the overall feel from the Test Team was that the Vigilant Vision display delivered good quality images. We preferred the User image

mode, as it could be finely configured, and whilst the detail was on a par with what we’d expect from a 19 inch LCD display, colours seemed to be more accurate, with a higher level of depth and fidelity. Benchmark uses a selection of LCD displays, which have been proven to be amongst the best performing, so these were used as a reference point to better judge the ASM19LEDWGF’s image quality. Detail was, as we had expected, very similar. The LED screen certainly offered image quality that was every bit as good as the best that the LCD displays could offer - and it must be remembered that the test LCD displays we use are the best we’ve found! The difference, however, was to do with luminance and chrominance. Colour fidelity was pretty similar, but colours on the LED display looked slightly more natural. Overall tone was also more consistent with the actual scene. It was also mentioned by a few that the LED image seemed ‘easier on the eye’. We asked a small sample of end users which display they would prefer to view (without explaining the differences), and the majority opted for the LED monitor!

Verdict The biggest driver for LED displays will be end user demand. That, coupled with the fact that LED backlighting is ‘greener’ than CCFL options, will cause demand to increase. The improvement of the ASM19LED-WGF over the best LCD displays is marginal, but if LED is wanted, this display will certainly deliver the right quality!

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82% BENCHMARK RATINGS Product Design: 82% Features and Functions: 81% Ease of Installation: 83% Light Quality: 83% Performance: 82%

Iluminar - WL436-60-24

Talk to most people about illumination for video surveillance, and they immediately think of infrared light. Whilst IR does have benefits, it also has one weakness, and that is the loss of colour in captured images. White light can offer multiple benefits to video surveillance; Benchmark looked at the WL436-60-24 from Iluminar to find out more.

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round-the-clock surveillance was once fraught with compromise. However, the introduction of surface mount LEDs has seen the cost of illuminators tumble, and today almost any application can benefit from true 24 hour video surveillance. It is interesting that when it comes to additional illumination for video surveillance, the almost automatic response is to specify infrared lighting. Whilst infrared lighting is very good - it is discreet, so some criminals will be unaware they are being viewed, and it provides a good level of contrast - it does have one significant downside, and that is a lack of colour information. Colour is an automatic identifier. Using colour in such a way is a natural reaction for most people. Tell a system operator to find a suspicious vehicle, and he might struggle when flicking through the camera views. Tell him it’s a red vehicle, and he can then process those views

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much faster. With infrared lighting, a red vehicle is grey, as is a blue or green one! White light delivers colour information. White light does need careful use, but many of the light pollution issues are avoidable. Indeed, much of the negative thinking about white light was created many years ago by infrared lighting salesmen! Iluminar offers a range of infrared lighting, but it also offers white light options too.

Specification The WL436-60-24 is a white light video surveillance illuminator. The unit has a range of 53 metres, with an angle of illumination of 60 degrees. Brightness is quoted as 2784 lumens, and colour temperature is 6500K, which is similar to daylight. The unit uses energy efficient high powered LEDs. The illuminator uses 24 LEDs, and the current is controlled using integral circuitry. Power consumption is 39 watts. The illuminator is sealed to IP67, and is housed in a rugged extruded anodised aluminium housing with a polycarbonate protective lens. The unit incorporates an integral mounting bracket. The unit has a photocell for automated switching. This is adjustable, but defaults to switching on at around 30 lux and off at around 70 lux. Alternatively it can be disabled and an external telemetry signal can be used.

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The unit has a socket for a trigger connection; this is modular but a connector is not included. Other features include power adjustment and a pressure relief valve. Benchmark has looked at Iluminar products before, and they have always been well constructed and robust. The EL436-60-24 follows that trend, and we don’t see any reason to expect anything different with regard to longevity in the field. Expected life is quoted as 10 years.

Installation As you would expect, the physical installation of the WL436-60-24 won’t create any issues for competent installers. It’s really a case of mounting the unit, making a telemetry connection (if the function is being used) and a power connection. The unit is supplied with a 3 metre flylead for the latter, which should be more than enough. Power input is 12V DC or 24V AC. Once up and running, the rest of the set-up can be completed once darkness falls. The unit needs to be aligned with the camera field of view, and any adjustments to power and the switching level for the photocell are then made. Then that’s it. The illuminator is supplied with a generic illuminator installation guide, and it’s fair to say that you probably won’t need it.

Performance Viewing light is a slightly subjective thing. Whilst range and coverage can be assessed, light quality is less of a science with regard to what creates a good image for a user. For example, video surveillance images usually favour warm hues, because this gives more reality to skin tones. However, after many years of looking at images, we actually prefer accurate colour fidelity, which looks a bit cold to some. In order to assess the overall quality of light, we ran a variety of cameras using the Iluminar unit and a generic ‘white’ flood light. The difference was stunning. Using the Iluminar unit, colours were very accurate, and whilst they lacked a small amount of vibrancy that you get in daylight, they certainly weren’t

washed out or faded. The generic floodlight showed colours as faded and obviously offtone. Blues had a tinge of green about them, and reds were more muddy than red. It wasn’t just the general view that looked better with the Iluminar unit; colour test charts and tonal variations were all replicated with a higher degree of accuracy. Range of the unit was good, and whilst we wouldn’t recommend pushing the unit beyond its specifications, we would consider 53 metres to be conservative. Within the specified range, the coverage was uniform to the very edges of the viewed area. The light was also consistent, and the image showed no signs of hotspots or fade. With a very high resolution camera fitted with a high quality lens, there were no aberrations or issues with the light coverage. Switching using the photocell was reliable. Tweaking the unit for the application didn’t take long, and over the period of the test the unit was consistent with its switching point. Some illuminators have the photocell on the rear of the unit, which can cause problems, but Iluminar has sited theirs with some thought!

Verdict There are many who prefer white light to infrared illumination, and in applications where there aren’t light pollution issues, it does provide a credible alternative. The Benchmark test team was roughly split down the middle as to whether it was a preferred option to infrared illumination. The Iluminar unit is well built, and performs well. Indeed, we found that our test unit exceeded the specifications, and whilst we wouldn’t recommend totally ignoring the specs, you can certainly push them a little if you need too. Light quality was good and clean, and when tested with a range of cameras - including high resolution options - there was no obvious issues with coverage. If you are seeking white light illumination, then you could do a lot worse than considering this unit!

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Wayside Condition Monitoring & Preventive Maintenance By Rick Peng – Assistant Manager & Richard Hsiao, Technical Writer – Moxa

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he high financial and reputational costs of railway accidents, even non-fatal ones, have led railway infrastructure managers to adopt increasingly sophisticated preventive maintenance regimes. However, the ability of railway operators and maintenance engineers to prevent costly system failures and optimize resource allocation depends on myriad wayside condition statuses provided by separate monitoring systems. These data acquisition systems often comprise many sensors, transducers, and remote terminal units running on different platforms and closed communication protocols, which can make maintenance more challenging and costly. To ensure journey reliability and reduce expenditures, infrastructure managers and system integrators for railways should use a single, integrated condition monitoring platform that provides railway operators with ready access to all relevant statuses for predictive maintenance and asset management. This paper will discuss how railway operators are adopting increasingly sophisticated condition-based maintenance regimes to control costs and improve track performance, some of the key difficulties system integrators need to overcome when de-

ploying wayside condition monitoring systems for railway preventive maintenance, and how using a single condition monitoring platform can save time and costs for deployment and maintenance.

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n the coming years, system integrators for railways around the world will need to provide innovative solutions to help infrastructure managers curb maintenance and renewal costs, and also ensure high track performance and safety at the same time. In addition to performing schedule-based preventive maintenance, condition-based maintenance regimes are becoming more robust and increasingly used by infrastructure managers to preempt future failures. As a result, system integrators for railways can better serve the needs of infrastructure managers and railway operators by noting the following budgetary and performance concerns when integrating a cost-effective wayside monitoring solu-

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eliability, availability, maintainability, and safety (RAMS) have become the principal concerns of infrastructure managers around the world, especially in Europe. At the same time, infrastructure managers across Europe are also spending a whopping 15 to 25 billion euros each year on track maintenance and renewal alone. Responding to these astounding maintenance costs and the 2002 European Commission (EC) white paper on sustainable transportation for a single European transport area, infrastructure managers have been working with contractors through the INNOTRACK project to develop a competitive and resource efficient transport system. More specifically, the EC white paper has challenged the continent’s railway operators to: ● double passenger traffic and triple

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freight traffic by 2020. ● increase travel time by 25–50%. ● cut life cycle cost (LCC) by 30%. ● reduce noise pollution to 69 dB for freight and 83 dB for high-speed rail. ● improve safety and reduce fatalities by 75%. ● capture 15% of freight and 12% of passenger markets. As European infrastructure managers have pledged to work towards achieving these targets, it is clear that the dual objectives of improving RAMS (i.e., track performance and safety) while reigning in unnecessary maintenance costs will be their top priorities for the next decade.

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as the remote monitoring technologies used in condition-based maintenance regimes become more advanced, railway infrastructure managers will be able to employ increasingly sophisticated riskbased maintenance tools to optimize asset management and ensure journey reliability. Schedule-based planned maintenance ince the 1980s, preventive maintenance regimes have been used in the railway industry in the form of schedulebased maintenance (also called planned maintenance). The goal of planned maintenance is to improve equipment life by preventing excess depreciation and impairment through scheduled service visits. Although schedule-based maintenance is still better than waiting until disaster strikes to perform corrective maintenance, and offers infrastructure managers easier maintenance planning and budgeting, traditional planned maintenance is far from optimal as costly system failures can easily emerge before scheduled service visits. The problem with a purely schedulebased maintenance regime, however, is that maintenance tasks and intervals are determined according to component manufacturers’ recommendations and, more crudely, minimum legal requirements. Naturally, changing environmental conditions and intensity of use can shorten the useful life of a system component. In addition, hidden and unresolved damages or design defects

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can manifest in system failures before scheduled service visits or the average end-of-life wear-out stage begins. Condition-based predictive maintenance n addition to using schedule-based preventive maintenance, railways are also turning to condition-based maintenance (also called predictive maintenance) in which operators keep an eye on critical indicators that provide warnings about possible equipment failures. To optimize resources and efficiency, maintenance engineers need a clear and comprehensive picture of all railway equipment statuses in order to determine which parts to replace and when to perform service visits. As a result, infrastructure managers have been adopting predictive maintenance regimes where maintenance tasks and service schedules are based on the real-time condition of system equipment instead of manufacturers’ recommendations or minimum legal requirements. In particular, condition-based maintenance can help improve maintenance responsiveness and agility, increase operational availability, and reduce life cycle costs of total ownership by: ● focusing maintenance on essential requirements. ● reducing excess equipment. ● eliminating unnecessary service visits that waste time and resources. More recently, risk-based maintenance has taken condition-based maintenance to the next level by incorporat-

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ing sophisticated data analysis software that apply improved asset knowledge to quantify the most cost-effective levels of reliability and risk. For example, more granular knowledge about the resilience of assets gathered by improved remote condition monitoring systems can help railway operators execute targeted campaigns to improve resilience to weather events or identify hidden damage mechanisms like metal fatigue. As technologies for remote monitoring and data acquisition become more advanced, railway operators will be able to predict the likelihood of future equipment failures according to active and potential damage mechanisms. In fact, Network Rail, the primary railway operator in the United Kingdom, has made riskbased maintenance and the deployment of remote condition monitoring technology the cornerstones of its strategy for improving asset management and journey reliability. Although the predictive capabilities of various preventive maintenance regimes continue to vary, increasingly sophisticated condition-based maintenance regimes, such as risk-based maintenance, are on track to becoming best practice for the railway industry. As a result, system integrators will need to integrate remote monitoring systems to supply continuous asset information for front-end data downsizing and back-end data analysis.

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outs are basically mechanical installations that guide moving trains from one track to another. Also called a railroad switch in North American terminology, a turnout comprises a set of points (two linked tapered rails, also called switch blades in North America) inside the diverging stock rails (i.e., the outer rails). The fact that turnouts have movable parts and a motor to move the points to the desired position while accommodating tight curves, lateral forces, and impact loads at transitions, necessitates a highly demanding maintenance regime. When used in turnout condition monitoring applications, a modular RTU controller can connect an array of digital and analog sensors – such as motor current sensors, force sensors, and open/ close sensors at a turnout – and record real-time measurements. Although precision instruments used to measure each parameter still need to come from highly specialized manufacturers, system integrators can mitigate interoperability issues by connecting all the sensors at each monitoring site to a single hardware and software platform. For example, Ethernet switches running on the same platform can be deployed to connect the RTU controllers to an Ethernet backbone for the entire railway, continuously transmitting critical asset information to a remote control center for centralized

By converting raw data from myriad sensors into a more manageable form for SCADA and data analysis software, using a single, open platform can even provide a flexible foundation for integrating next-generation data analysis software in the future

monitoring and analysis. For network redundancy or locations where laying physical wires is impractical, cellular controllers from the same vendor can also be deployed to transmit monitoring data wirelessly from the RTU controller to the operation control center. Although currently available railway monitoring solutions cannot be used out of the box for advanced risk-based maintenance, system integrators can still save valuable deployment time, effort, and costs by taking advantage of hardware components (e.g., modular RTU controllers and Ethernet switches) and easy data integration tools (e.g., OPC servers and database gateways) from the same vendor. By converting raw data from myriad sensors into a more manageable form for SCADA and data analysis software, using a single, open platform can even provide a flexible foundation for integrating next-generation data analysis software in the future. Even though the aforementioned turnout example focused on just one wayside monitoring subsystem, the integrated approach advocated still applies to all the other subsystems that support the overarching railway wayside condition monitoring system. Thus, deploying an integrated monitoring platform like the solution above, at each field site not only reduces excess equipment that need to be maintained, but also improves system-wide responsiveness through the elimination of unnecessary service visits and the provision of readily available asset information.

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railway operators with readily available asset information to predict and preempt future failures. At the same time, exorbitant track maintenance and renewal costs are also putting pressure on infrastructure managers to eliminate unnecessary expenditures, improve efficiency, and optimize resource allocation. Accordingly, system integrators employed or contracted by infrastructure managers and railway operators will need to keep these performance and budgetary concerns in mind when integrating condition monitoring systems for railway preventive maintenance. Yet the system integrator’s task is far from easy. Traditional wayside condition monitoring systems for railway preventive maintenance often piece together hardware and software from different platforms that may succumb to interoperability issues and make maintenance more difficult. Moreover, system integrators need to figure out how to manage multiple asset types, deploy and maintain a highly complex and distributed system, and develop programs that deliver add-on value. Instead of using multiple hardware platforms and proprietary software solutions for different wayside monitoring subsystems, system integrators should use a single, open platform that supports multiple interfaces and provides easy data integration software. In particular, using a modular, hot-swappable hardware design with an open software platform as a template for individual wayside monitoring subsystems can save time and deployment costs compared to rigid proprietary systems. More importantly, such platforms will not only simplify the arduous task of integration, but also help infrastructure managers reduce maintenance costs without sacrificing track performance.

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ASIS Asia-Pacific 2013 Be at the forefront of the security management profession

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SIS International (ASIS) is getting ready to organise its 7th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition which will be held in Macau, China from 3-5 December 2013. ASIS Asia-Pacific 2013 is set to commence on Tuesday, 3 December followed by two days of high-level educational sessions which will focus on current and emerging security threats, best practices, and other issues facing professionals responsible for securing their organisations’ people, property, and data in today’s challenging global environment. One of the key issues covered by the educational sessions will be fraud, with two separate presentations that will address this topic from different angles. On the one hand, Torsten Wolf, Group Head of Crime and Fraud Prevention of Zurich Insurance Company (Switzerland), will present a framework for managing crime and fraud. With reference to Zurich’s comprehensive anti-crime framework, Wolf will give the audience an understanding of the crime and fraud risks an insurance organisation typically faces and how these risks are addressed by a multinational insurance organisation. On the other hand, James D. Ratley, President & CEO, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (USA), will explore the psychology and thinking patterns common among fraudsters, and

how security professionals can apply this information to increase the effectiveness of their fraud investigations. Cyber security will also be high on the agenda. Leonard Ong, CPP, Head of Global Information Security Risk, AsiaPacific of Barclays Capital (Singapore) and Werner Preining, CPP of Interpool Security (Austria) will talk about next generation cyber attacks. Both speakers will give delegates a better understanding of Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) which can be defined as cyber attacks that cross the line between cyber and physical security. Scott Bernat, Director of Maritime Solutions of G2 Ops (USA) will explore Indonesia’s port and maritime industry through regulatory issues, labour disputes, corruption, criminality, piracy and terrorism to give delegates the opportunity to learn how to tailor and market security risk management programmes that work. Pramod Bhatt, Vice President Protective Intelligence, Corporate Security and Business Continuity at Deutsche Bank (India) will talk about emerging risks for companies from extremists in South Asia. Jack Chu, President of RA Consultants (Hong Kong) will present on private investigations in China. A number of private investigators have been arSeptember 2013

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rested recently for illegally distributing private data. Dr. Dencio Severo Acop, CPP, Head of Security and Intelligence of Wyeth Nutrition (Nestlé) in the Philippines, will analyse security solutions employed by today’s companies. In parallel with the main educational sessions, the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International (CSO Roundtable) will hold its CSO Roundtable Summit. The CSO Roundtable brings together the most senior security professionals from the largest and most influential organizations in the world. The sessions will cover a range of business and risk topics tailored to top security executives such as kidnapping for ransom. The session will examine how kidnapping and ransom cases are handled in China, where victims may be taken hostage by their own employees. Counterfeiting will also be an important topic. As wealth rises in China, we can wonder whether there will be less appetite for counterfeits and fakes, and if this situation will have an impact on fighting counterfeits and on the protection of the supply chain. In addition to the two-day educational sessions, ASIS Asia-Pacific 2013 will also include: ● An exhibition area featuring the latest security technologies and serv-

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ices. Entry to the exhibition is free of charge for pre-registered visitors (if registered before 23 November) . ● Parallel sessions held in the Technology and Solutions Theatre, located in

the exhibition area. ● Sessions on certification, convergence and standards. ● Dedicated networking opportunities with 250 Senior Security Managers

over coffee and lunch breaks as well as during the evening social functions. For more information: www.asisonline.org/ macau asiapacific@asisonline.org

CCTV Tipping Point Still Coming in 2014: Network Video Surveillance Gear Sales to Surpass Analog Next Year

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he CCTV and video surveillance market continues to be headed to a ‘tipping point’ in 2014, with revenue for network video overtaking analog for the first time ever next year, according to a new report entitled ‘The World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment’ from IMS Research, now part of IHS. Analog cameras are still forecast to continue outselling network cameras in terms of shipments throughout the period to the year 2017, but higher value resides in their rivals. “Network cameras are generally higher-priced cameras with more advanced features,” said Jon Cropley,

principal analyst for video surveillance at IHS, “Therefore, even though less than 20 percent of all cameras shipped in 2012 were network cameras, the size of the market for them in terms of revenue was almost as large as that for analog cameras.” A high proportion of large and enterprise projects already use network video surveillance instead of analog equipment. Now, network equipment is increasingly being selected for smaller projects as well. Furthermore, price competition for analog cameras and digital video recorders (DVRs) is intense, with a degree of commoditization taking place for some product types,

providing further impetus for growth where network video is concerned. Overall, the world market for video surveillance equipment grew by more than 10 percent between 2011 and 2012, IHS estimates. Growth was predominantly driven by sales of network equipment in many countries where analog declined. An exception, however, was China, one of the countries where the analog market continued to grow. “The transition from analog to network video is continuing in 2013,” Cropley said, “This year the global analog space will be broadly flat while the network market will grow by more than 20 percent.”

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emalto and KORE Telematics, a leading wireless connectivity provider for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, joined forces to offer global M2M application enablement services with the Cinterion® solution. The cloudbased Software as a Service (SaaS)

platform transforms real-time data from equipment and device sensors into actionable intelligence that improves operational efficiency and optimizes costs for better business outcomes. KORE works with global tier-one mobile operators to optimize ‘the net-

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work last mile’ for affordable M2M solutions and provides specialized services that accelerate adoption of M2M technology. With Gemalto’s device-agnostic cloud platform, KORE customers now have a flexible and scalable solution to mobilize enterprise operations and man-

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age a growing range of M2M applications including tracking and tracing, alarm and security systems, and asset management. For example, to manage cold chain logistics for climate sensitive products including pharmaceuticals and food, the Gemalto solution receives disparate data from sensors embedded throughout the supply chain in shipping containers, truck trailers and warehouses. A powerful, cloud-based Java™ application environment translates data bits into standardized content that describes heat, humidity, shock, vibration or tilt. It is combined with contextual information such as miles to destination and then integrated seamlessly into the back-end

systems. Logistics managers can check the status and location of cargo anytime via laptop, computer or smartphone with real time alerts sent via email or text messages when critical thresholds are reached. This allows supervisors and dispatchers to respond immediately and make adjustments that preserve cargo and improve profits. “With the enhanced cloud platform and Gemalto’s unrivaled expertise in delivering secure global managed services, our customers have a best-in-class solution to manage M2M applications for any industry,” said Alex Brisbourne, President and COO of KORE, “The easy-to-use platform ensures complete flexibility for our customers now and in

the future, also allowing smaller adopters to benefit from M2M technology.” “We are committed to advancing the possibilities of the ever-evolving ‘Internet of Things,’” said Benoît Jouffrey, Vice President of M2M at Gemalto, “The combination of our rapid application deployment capabilities with KORE’s PRISMPro connectivity management system offers enterprise and industrial clients an easier way to do business and transform data. The integration of KORE with our cloud-platform accelerates the growing range of advanced M2M services for wireless providers alike.” Gemalto’s Cinterion range for M2M includes devices, software, and service platforms.

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NL Software announces its technology partnership with Tiburon, Inc., a portfolio company of The Gores Group and the leading provider of integrated computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management system (RMS) solutions. The companies will provide aggregated intelligence for situation management aimed at law enforcement, security, fire and rescue, corrections and federal agencies. Tiburon’s CAD product offers an advanced Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system operating in multi-jurisdictional or multi-agency environments, allowing agencies to manage, log and respond to emergency calls

as well as navigate the impending challenges of Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). The technology partnership under the CNL Software Technology Alliance Program (TAP) will result in the development of a robust interface between CAD and the IPSecurityCenterTM PSIM platform to provide automated dispatch responses to events identified by security devices. IPSecurityCenter will monitor security systems such as CCTV, motion detectors, gunshot detection and automatic license plate recognition (LPR) and when specified parameters are met, will automatically create an event within the Tiburon CAD system – the event is plot-

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ted on the map along with the address field and agency that is responsible for handling the event. The dispatch team at the agency designated to respond to a particular type of event will receive an automated response request. For example, a gunshot event picked up by a detector can trigger automatic, simultaneous alerts to law enforcement, medical services and Special Weapons and Tactics response teams. “Tiburon CAD automatically recommends the appropriate resources based on agency specifications and userdefined criteria such as responder skills, availability, territorial responsibility and proximity,” explains Cliff Micham, Sen-

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ior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Tiburon, “Integrating CAD and PSIM situation awareness technologies will enable higher rates of incident detection as well as improved emergency preparedness and more pre-

cise use of time and resources.” “In the light of increased terrorism, natural disasters and the current global economic climate, cities in particular, are looking at new technologies to help them identify, understand and resolve in-

cidents in which less personnel time is required,” says Keith Bloodworth, CEO at CNL Software, “Using a PSIM/ CAD solution to detect and respond to events before they escalate can save lives, limit damage and ensure safer cities.”

Seagate Joins Industry Leaders to Form New Storage Association Launches Storage Products Association with HGST, Toshiba and WD

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eagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) recently announced that it has co-founded the Storage Products Association (SPA), a new forum designed to educate consumers and professionals alike about the critical role hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) technologies plays in today’s digital age. Newly formed, the Storage Product Association’s mission is to help storage manufacturers and consumers alike understand the pivotal role that storage offerings such as HDD and SSHD technologies play in an effective storage mix for all consumer and business environments. “The market for storage continues to grow at an explosive rate with estimates now predicting that by 2020 de-

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mand will reach 6 zettabytes annually,” said Jeff Burke, Seagate Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Research, “As the purveyor of the broadest storage portfolio in the industry, Seagate is committed to sharing the benefits of storage technologies and the right storage mix for consumer and enterprise needs. We are pleased to join SPA as we view the association as an excellent forum for educating the public at large.” In addition to informing customers, partners, members and users about current storage offerings, SPA will strive to provide balanced and informative information to the marketplace about cuttingedge storage technologies such as shingle magnetic recording, and heat-assisted magnetic recording and the role these new

technologies may serve in the future. Making its debut at the Flash Memory Summit 2013, SPA founding members will participate together in a panel titled, “Solid State Hybrid Drives Help Meet Today’s Storage Requirements” to discuss the pivotal role of hard disk drives and solid state hybrid drives. John Rydning, IDC’s Research Vice President for hard drives and semiconductors, will moderate the panel. The Storage Products Association (SPA) helps storage manufacturers and users understand and support current and future storage needs, including the key role of hard disk drives and solid state hybrid drives, in an effective storage mix for all consumer and business environments.

Can Demand Match Supply for Wireless in Mobile Video Surveillance?

surplus supply of wireless download technology was fitted to 16 percent of all video recorders sold in mobile video surveillance markets during 2012, according a new report entitled ‘The World Market for Mo-

bile Video Surveillance’ from IMS Research, now part of IHS. This is technology that the customer either never intends to use, or doesn’t have the back-end software to support. So does this mean that manufacturers are

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wasting their money on oversupply? As part of new research into the market presented in the report, IHS tracked the current adoption rates of wireless download technology across each vertical market – one of the fastest moving

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trends in mobile video surveillance in the past two years. “Adoption rates have increased quickly; the technology really suits the usage cases for these larger fleets of trains, buses or police cars,” said David Green, Senior Analyst for Video Surveillance at IHS, “Using Wi-Fi for downloading saves time and cost for the operator, can improve reliability and also offer added value features, such as remote vehicle health-checks.” In 2012 however, it seems that demand is lagging behind supply. While 45 percent of recorders sold were fitted with Wi-Fi that the customer will use, 16 percent were fitted with technology the customer won’t use – meaning that

manufacturers are adding to costs by paying for components that do not need to be fitted. “In reality, manufacturers won’t be losing out,” Green said, “The16 percent number might sound a lot in terms of unit shipments, but it’s only a small portion of the revenue. Economies of scale mean the component costs will be low to start with, plus most of the oversupply is coming from recorders made by low-cost, Asian manufacturers. These companies can’t move on price since they’re already at the bottom, so they compete with each other by loading up on features – even though they know the customers won’t use them.” “You take a look at the high-end

manufacturers and the level of oversupply is certainly less than 16 percent,” Green noted. So does that mean the high-end manufacturers have got supply levels right, and do they expect adoption rates to continue increasing at current rates? “Definitely they see adoption increasing into the future,” Green said, “Mobile Video systems are evolving and wireless is a key part of the more intelligent system, linking with back-end software to provide an end-to-end solution. Manufacturers aren’t wasting their money here – and they’ll see the rewards when the market sees a boost in sales over the next couple of years.”

DIGIEVER DIGISTOR NVR Successfully Integrated with VIVOTEK Fisheye Cameras

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play performance, which supports up to 25 channels real time (30fps) display on each live view display page. In addition, DIGISTOR NVR provides multiple display modes in remote web browser interface. DIGISTOR NVR offers 1/4/8/9/10/12/16/20/25/30/36, 5+1/12+1-channels as well as sequential and full screen display modes to satisfy users’ requirements. Furthermore, DIGISTOR NVR supports powerful event management and multi-channel playback to provide an intelligent surveillance solution. Users can set up several commands to make DIGISTOR NVR take actions and utilize built-in DI/DO to connect September 2013

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access control and security devices. VIVOTEK FE8173/72/72V/71V are a series of fisheye fixed dome network cameras offering up to 5-megapixel resolution sensor via fisheye lens for 180˚ panoramic view and 360˚ surround view without blind spots. The fisheyes cameras provide a wider field of view than normal cameras, significantly diminishing the need to install multiple cameras. The combination of DIGISTOR NVR

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and VIVOTEK fisheye camera provides an intuitive operation to view, analyze and manage surveillance video. With dewarping function, DIGISTOR NVR can convert images captured from fisheye cameras into diverse modes to monitor any angle or precise detail images. DIGIEVER DIGISTOR NVR provides a variety of product lines to satisfy all requests for vertical markets like government, enterprise, retailers, or SMB and SOHO etc. DS-8200-RM Pro, DS4200 Pro, DS-4000 and DS-2000 series support up to 32 channels and the maximum storage capacity is up to 32TB.

Depending on diverse requirements, users are able to find any suitable solutions to fulfill their needs. “With the latest cutting-edge image processing capabilities, hemispherical images captured from the fisheye camera can be converted into conventional rectilinear projection for viewing and analysis. In addition to both panoramic and regional viewing modes, users can utilize the ultra-smooth ePTZ function to easily zoom in and focus on a region of interest (ROI),” said Neo Chang, Project Manager of VIVOTEK, “Upon these specific features integrated with DIGIEVER NVR,

users can have a more complete operation and experience with the 360-degree video surveillance features than ever.” “A 360-degree video surveillance not only conquers the overlap of cameras but also avoids any possible blind spots. The 360-degree video surveillance indeed creates a revolutionary solution in the security industry,” said Allen Tseng, Product Director of DIGIEVER, “With DIGIEVER high performance of NVR, we believe this successful integration with VIVOTEK fisheye cameras can provide more complete solutions for all customers.”

MicroPower Technologies Announces $5.7M in New Funding Round will be used to finance growth, product development

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icroPower Technologies, Inc., the award-winning provider of wireless surveillance solutions that redefine the economics of perimeter surveillance, recently announced the closing of a $5.7million round of new equity financing, which will be used to fund expansion of its product development, sales and marketing activities. Launched in 2008 and widely recognized for innovation in wireless, solar-powered surveillance, MicroPower Technologies has deployed solutions for customers in a wide range of vertical markets across the globe. The company is a graduate of EvoNexus™, the business incubator of San Diegobased high-tech organization CommNexus™. “The new round of funding comes at a time when our business has developed significant momentum through customer wins, and it will allow us to invest in further enhancements of our technical innovations and go-to-market

strategies,” said Aaron Tankersley, CEO, MicroPower Technologies, “Combined with recent advancements to our product line, the funding puts us in a great position to best serve our existing customers, penetrate new markets and expand operations in the rapidly growing video surveillance market.” This latest financing round will fund new initiatives targeted at enhancing the product line, expanding use cases, and increasing industry partnerships. MicroPower’s surveillance platform delivers the optimal level of pixels on target, defined as the ability to place cameras where necessary without the restrictions and costs associated with wired solutions. To accomplish this, the company designed a completely wireless, power-efficient surveillance camera with integrated solar panels. The system incorporates proprietary wireless technologies to enhance data transmission even in heavily September 2013

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congested environments. Its wireless structure enables quick installation as no cabling or trenching are required, reducing installation times by 90 percent over traditional video systems. Operating at just one half a watt, MicroPower’s MPT2520 camera was designed as a standalone solar-powered video surveillance camera. It is compatible with leading video management solutions such as Milestone and Genetec. “MicroPower Technologies is in a great position to leverage this investment to propel future growth and business success,” said Jim Brailean Ph.D, Managing Director, Karmel Capital and a member of the MicroPower Board of Directors, “The company has strong leadership, a focused strategy, terrific customer and partner relationships, and significant momentum in its target market. This funding gives MicroPower the resources to capitalize on its assets and realize opportunities for further growth.”

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ASSA ABLOY on Forbes’ List of the World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies

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SSA ABLOY has been ranked 78th in Forbes’ list of the world’s most innovative companies 2013. “I’m very pleased that we have achieved such success with our R&D,” says Johan Molin, President and CEO, “This is the result of our substantial investments in innovation in the past seven years. ASSA ABLOY’s R&D investments have increased by 129% since 2005. Our ambition is to be the industry’s

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most innovative company, and in the first half of 2013 more than 26 percent of our sales came from new products launched in the past three years.” ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions. The Group offers a more complete range of door opening solutions than any other company on the market. In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access

control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international Group with some 43,000 employees operating in more than 70 countries. The Group has sales of around SEK 47 billion and an operating profit of SEK 7.6 billion. (All figures relates to 12 months rolling per 30 June 2013).

Video Door Phone Market Opens Up to Fast Growth

he $1.8 billion global door phone market is transitioning from audio to video technology, with video set to grow and account for 50 percent of unit shipments in 2017, according to a new report entitled ‘The World Market for Audio and Video Door Phones’ from IMS Research, now part of IHS. Worldwide unit shipments of video door phones are forecast to grow by 7.5 percent during the next five years, with several technological advances and benefits helping to drive the transition from audio to video door phones. These trends include increased integration with building automation, a transition toward ‘hands off ’ indoor units along with larger 7-inch screen sizes, and an increase in the use of network systems and megapixel cameras. “The transition from audio to video door phones is occurring in all regions around the world, and is being driven by many factors,” said Oliver Philip-

pou, market analyst for video surveillance at IHS, “Ultimately, this change is due to a reduction in the price of video door phones, and the consumer’s perception of increased security via better identification of those who are trying to gain access.” But while all of these technological developments will generate a lot of interest and help drive the market forward, the highly price-sensitive nature of the business will ultimately mean that the majority of products shipped will be entry-level devices. Meanwhile, the arrival of low-cost Chinese suppliers is intensifying competition in the market, and helping to promote the rise of video solutions. “The increased price competition – with some Chinese manufacturers able to produce audio door phone indoor units for as little as $3 – has led to traditional branded suppliers moving away from the audio door phone mar-

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ket and pushing their video door phone products more aggressively in order to maximize profits,” Philippou noted, “This has allowed low-priced, unbranded products to gain market share in the audio door phone market. However, it is not just audio door phones that are experiencing a price decline. Video door phones are also dropping in price, making them more accessible to wider markets.” The recently published report, ‘The World Market for Audio and Video Door Phones - 2013 Edition,’ forecasts the growth of analog door equipment, network door phone equipment, and other relevant topics in greater detail for both audioonly door phones as well as video door phones. IHS also offers a detailed region-focused look on audio and video door phones, in addition to providing incisive analysis of the Chinese market.

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Ocularis Integration with ELERTS Enhances Video Surveillance with Smartphone Incident Reporting and Cloud-based Analysis

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ew integration between OnSSI’s Ocularis video management software (VMS) platform and the ELERTS software solution enables security personnel to receive immediate, actionable information about incidents occurring anywhere within a facility, campus or transit system. Now any individual with a smartphone can be an active participant in maintaining a more secure environment. When an individual with a smartphone submits an incident report using the ELERTS application, ELERTS cloud-based software matches the GPS location of that smartphone with a data-

base of camera field of view polygons. Information is instantly sent to Ocularis, which then automatically pushes live footage from the camera closest to the incident to a command center or other display. “The Ocularis-ELERTS integration delivers a solution that enables better, faster communication of incidents,” said Gadi Piran, President and CTO, OnSSI, “The open architecture of Ocularis enables us to work closely with developers of industry-leading technology to create practical and useful new applications for video management solutions.” “The ELERTS system, in combina-

tion with OnSSI Ocularis Video Management Software, creates a breakthrough in usefulness for a surveillance network,” said Ed English, CEO, ELERTS, “We’re pleased to work with OnSSI to empower this new technology.”

ALL-TAG Management Buyout

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LL-TAG, the global manufacturer of anti-theft radio frequency (RF) security tags, RF labels and people counting systems, has been acquired by the management team of its American division, ALL-TAG Security Americas Inc. The acquisition includes ALL-TAG Security U.K. Ltd and ALL-TAG Security Hong Kong

Ltd. and selected assets from the Belgian division, ALL-TAG Security S.A. ALL-TAG Security Americas, Inc., based in Florida, is now the new global headquarters for ALL-TAG and handles the majority of world-wide RF label production, sales and customer service. The UK, Belgian and Hong Kong divisions remain responsible for sales and technical support services in their respective regions and continue to provide an efficient and timely distribution service to customers. ALL-TAG is the September 2013

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second largest manufacturer of 8.2 MHzbased, RF technology tagging products in the world. Its RF labels are compatible with the electronic article surveillance (EAS) detection systems and label deactivator technology supplied by the world’s leading retail security providers, including Checkpoint Systems, NEDAP, Ketec and many others. The company also designs and produces a wide variety of sensor tags, ideal for clothing and soft goods. These are compatible with both Sensormatic and

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Checkpoint Systems’ EAS detectors and tag detachers. ALL-TAG’s 8.2 MHz RF adhesive label production has moved from Belgium to Florida, where it has joined the existing hard-tag and adhesive label (of other frequencies) production facility. “The American manufacturing facility has been efficiently producing RF Labels since July of 2011,” explained ALL-TAG Sales and Marketing Direc-

tor, Andy Gilbert, “Adding 8.2 MHz adhesive label production to our portfolio caused no delays to orders, even during the transition. Indeed, not only have efficiency and capacity increased, benefitting customers, but also all tagging products and technologies, previously only available in the Americas, are now available world-wide. “The investment made by our American management team demon-

strates the commitment and confidence we have in the on-going success of ALL-TAG. Our efficient manufacturing facility and wider product range, coupled with our well-established pre and post-sales support infrastructure in the UK, Hong Kong, Belgium and America are helping us grow in new and existing channels. Everything is in place to ensure that ALL-TAG goes from strength to strength.”

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The Next Generation: BriefCam Syndex BriefCam’s new product range enables users to extract valuable information from video with even more efficient review for better decision-making and faster action

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riefCam® (www.briefcam.com), the developer and provider of Video Synopsis® solutions for the rapid review, analysis and indexing of video for decision support, security and safety, recently announced BriefCam® Syndex, a new product range based on the company’s award-winning technology. BriefCam Syndex will launch at ASIS 2013 in Chicago, September 24-27, 2013. BriefCam Syndex is a next-generation product range based on Video Synopsis technology. Video Synopsis is the simultaneous presentation of objects, events and activities that occurred at different times. Users can pinpoint events of interest, reach targets quickly and take action as required. In addition to offering a powerful set of tools for fast video review, BriefCam Syndex augments the basic Video Synopsis by allowing users to search video according to attributes that they define: size, color, speed, direction and location within the frame. All parameters are under the user’s control – including the order of objects displayed in the Video

Synopsis. BriefCam Syndex is offered as a standalone product, or an integrated or embedded part of the VMS environment. (Preview video: YouTube/ BriefCamVS). Like all search engines, BriefCam Syndex ranks the Video Synopsis results in order by probability – from highest to lowest – ensuring that the most relevant events of interest are presented first. “Since launching sales in mid-2010 BriefCam products have been used successfully by law enforcement and investigative agencies worldwide,” said Dror Irani, BriefCam CEO & President, “The BriefCam Syndex product line is a major step forward in our effort to meet customer needs and stems from the vast experience we’ve gained during that time.” “The new product opens BriefCam up to new markets and uses beyond security as it also serves as a productivity enhancement tool. It enables users to extract value and actionable information from video that had previously gone unwatched due to time and cost constraints. With BriefCam, video can now easily be September 2013

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accessed, searched and reviewed, with rapid video review facilitating proactive modes of use,” Irani added. BriefCam Syndex is geared towards a range of user groups and market verticals: ● BriefCam Syndex FS enables law enforcement, security officers, and others responsible for the post-event review and investigation of large quantities of video files, to review hours in just minutes. ● BriefCam Syndex FS+ is intended for law enforcement and/or security officer teams; multiple users responsible for the post-event review of large quantities of video files for investigative purposes, as an individual, group or collaborative effort. ● BriefCam Syndex EP is ideal for small to medium-sized enterprises already invested in a VMS environment with up to 200 video cameras and a small team of video investigators engaged in post-event and/ or real-time video review. ● BriefCam Syndex EP+ is a scalable

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solution intended for use by large enterprises with more than 100 cameras, able to support an unlimited number of cameras and investigators. As with all BriefCam products, BriefCam Syndex stresses ease of use, integrating the user’s experience, intelli-

gence and intuition as a vital part of the search and review process. The human mind and eye are always engaged. Irani said, “Video contains potentially valuable data. Until now, most recorded video was unwatched and eventually dumped along with that information because the

existing tools for reviewing video were impractical. Your cameras and recording equipment are already in place. Why not exploit them? Our ultimate goal is to help turn seemingly ‘useless’ video into useful information that supports better decision making and faster action.”

ONVIF Expands Profile Concept with Physical Access Control, IP Video Integration Release Candidate

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NVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced the availability of the Release Candidate for Profile C, which enables interoperability between clients and devices of physical access control systems (PACS) and network-based video systems. This new Profile, which is available for review on the ONVIF website, extends the functionality of the ONVIF global interface specification into physical access control. With Profile C, systems integrators, specifiers and consultants will be able to more easily deploy an integrated IPbased video and access control solution from a variety of different video and access control providers. Compatibility between edge devices and clients helps to simplify installation and user training by reducing the need for multiple proprietary monitoring systems to handle different PACS devices. “Integration between IP-based physical access control systems and video surveillance is no longer considered a luxury in today’s market, and is becoming a necessary component for many different types of users,” said Baldvin Gislason Bern, Chairman of ONVIF’s Profile C Working Group, “With Profile C, users and specifiers will be able to

integrate the Profile C products of their choosing without relying on existing integrations between manufacturers.” As part of a physical access control system, Profile C conformant devices will be able to provide information about doors and access points in the system. Profile C conformant clients will enable the monitoring of doors, access control decisions and alarms, such as if a door is unlocked, when a door has been accessed and other similar functions. Profile C conformant clients will also provide basic door control functions such as providing access and locking/ unlocking doors. When combined with other Profiles such as Profile S for video and audio streaming, users can also group together related access control and video devices using a configurable discovery scope. Profile C and Profile S also share the same device management features such as network configuration and system settings. ONVIF introduced the profile concept to enable end users to more easily identify features supported by a profile without determining the compatibility between versions of the ONVIF specifications. Profile S serves as the standard interface to stream video and audio between conformant devices and clients, and Profile G will encompass video storage, searching, retrieval and playback. September 2013

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ONVIF circulates new Profiles first as a ‘Release Candidate’ for six months, allowing members and stakeholders a final implementation review. When that process is complete, the final Profile is published and technology providers will be able to test their products for conformance to the final version of Profile C. This process is intended to allow members to more quickly introduce conformant products when the final Profile C is released in early 2014. As part of the inclusion of physical access control to the scope of ONVIF, the ONVIF Network Interface Specification Set version 2.3 has also been released. This update incorporates new services for physical access control clients and devices and also includes a number of minor clarifications for better interoperability among ONVIF conformant clients and devices. The ONVIF test specification set has also been updated with the Access Control Test Specification and Door Control Test Specifications for the new physical access control services. There are currently more than 1,700 products conforming to Profile S in the market from approximately 465 ONVIF member companies. Further information about ONVIF conformant products, including the vendors and the conformant models, is available on ONVIF’s website: www.onvif.org

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City Surveillance Applications By N.P. Arunkumar – General Manager, Fire & Security Solutions, Pelco by Schneider Electric

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hy do you feel City Surveillance projects fail to deliver at the right time when it is required the most? There are various reasons for this. The first aspect is the operations part which includes the formation of the right core tendering committee, the tendering and evaluation process, the shortlisting of right vendors and finally, awarding the  contract to the right solution provider. The second aspect is the technology part of the entire solution. In this article, we will elaborate on the second aspect which is in our control and can be worked upon. There are a few observations we come across at city surveillance projects across the country, which are elaborated below. While selecting a CCTV camera for city surveillance applications, you need to consider a minimum of 1280x960p resolution. As these cameras are used for outdoor applications, day/ night cameras which work on ultra-low light technologies should be used. The cameras should preferably work on low light colour technology, as identifying colour of a vehicle or identifying colour of the clothes a suspect is wearing are very crucial in investigating a case. The cameras should have an extended dynamic range of 120db as a minimum; this would help in identifying people

major traffic signal junctions. There are advantages and disadvantages of using these cameras – the advantage being it’s low cost as it has an integrated camera, integrated IR LEDs, and a standard varifocal lens in a cost effective environmental enclosure. However, it produces high levels of grainy monochrome images at night which may not be useful when you  need it for forensic analysis. Low Light Technology This acts as a disadvantage. Since the major metros do not face power cuts for street lights, there is no reason to use an IR camera that does not meet the purpose of producing colour usable videos. Cameras with low light level having lux 0.005 (colour) which at the same time Image (a) support extended wide dynamic range for changing light situations like entering and exiting cars or even blooming caused due to the headlights of vehicles are the most ideal solutions for such application. The integrated IR bullet camera unit also provides a standard configuration lens which does not allow the user flexibility of selecting the Image (b) right view, thus compromising without low light technology and image on the solution delivered. The choice of (b) cameras supporting advanced low lens for such projects is vital to provide the desired coverage and angle of view. light technology. We also believe that a single PTZ It has been observed in many projects that bullet cameras are being camera can cover the entire junction. installed with IR LEDs for monitoring We need to seriously change the mindthe streets, highways, the tolls gates and set of reducing the cost by just putting in who are sitting in the car even if the car is using high beam from its headlamps. For city surveillance and traffic monitoring projects it is mandatory to have cameras which reduce blurring or scattering of light near the light source. The image below shows cameras producing colour images at low light, thus eliminating the need of IR cameras. Image (a) cameras

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one PTZ camera per junction. It is also recommended that we cover the entire junction with multiple fixed cameras viewing multiple directions of the junctions and one PTZ camera to overlook

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the junction movements. The best way to have an operational CCTV system for a city surveillance project is to have multiple small systems covering a maximum of 03~05 kms per system and not covering the entire city with one single system as these systems consume high bandwidth. It’s important to have information through small working system than not to have any information from a large non-functional system. It is very difficult to manage these systems on a large scale, as it requires lifecycle support which in turn needs highly skilled manpower and is also associated with high cost. For cameras with pan/ tilt and zoom, it is recommended that these have higher zoom and higher resolutions,

cameras with 1080p resolution with a sure but is needed to manage the safety 30x optical and 12x digital can meet the requirements of our cities. It has also been seen from the projects end-user expectations of having a clean and clear video where vital information executed in India that the quality of tercan be identified in case of any forensic minations which are done at the field end  search. The high resolution also is a disaster, especially projects executed supports better digital zooming in market places. The power supplies capabilities, avoids pixelisation used are not industrial grade and are not and produces accurate data in suitable for harsh outdoor environments. The power supplies and the terminations case of an investigation. One of the major reasons to be done at the cameras end should be for failure of cameras to pro- housed in a proper weather proof encloduce the right image quality sure with a minimum IP66 rating. This and the desired frame rates at should be installed at a height which the control room end for city is easily accessible to the installer and surveillance projects is the service engineer. The fiber optic terminations are non-availability of dedicated network. Today, streaming a the major cause of concern for projects low resolution video too is a to be executed for city surveillance challenge for non-dedicated projects as the traditional CCTV comnetworks. It has often been panies lack proper installation proceseen that we try to integrate too dures required for networking. It is almany systems to the proposed ways recommended to get the backbone CCTV system and try to add installed by networking companies and a lot of unwanted features to the CCTV portion to be executed by the a proposed project to make it authorized system integrator. Also, it’s very ambitious, but the result advisable that we have an authorized is that we don’t even meet the basic system integrator as every IP CCTV functionality of streaming videos as system has its own challenges which per customer expectations. This leads can be best resolved if an authorized to dissatisfaction between the customer system integrator is completely aware and the end-user and the entire project of the system possibilities and also the lands up in dispute. The only way out is limitations. It’s always recommended to keep CCTV independent of any kind that we have the OEM involved during of unnecessary integrations and prefer- the design stage and make the OEM ably with a dedicated network. Major responsible for the entire solution he cities like Dubai, Singapore, Sydney offers. The OEM, the system integraand London have CCTV installations tor and the network solution provider working successfully as they use the should be solely responsible for providdedicated network as a standard prac- ing the entire solution to ensure 99.95 tice and do not try to optimize using the % availability of system. City surveillance projects have been existing overloaded telecom networks. There should be a dedicated capital in- installed across the country today in a vestment required on laying fiber optic small, medium and big way but the outnetwork in cities if we really want to come of the projects has not been satisfeel safe and secure. It’s a big cost for factory. The industry needs to work colSeptember 2013

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  lectively and bring out standardization in these projects so that we have a universal standard across India for implementation of surveillance projects. This will go a long way in ensuring that we live in safe and secure cities. The server and the storage solutions should be of Enterprise class to operate 24x7, 365 days doing the write functions of the enterprise grade discs. This ensures long life for the hard drives in highly demanding situations. The Storage should definitely have RAID architecture and a minimum of RAID 6 to support any failure of hard drives. Redundant power supplies and redundant cooling fans should be a standard package for all the storage solutions as it is one of the most critical components of a storage/ server system. The Video Management software should support basic features of failover and redundant recording in the event of a catastrophic failure for storage solutions. It’s also important to use Industrial grade monitors for viewing the images as this is

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meant for round the clock continuous operations. Commercial grade monitors work on 50 % duty cycle and are not meant for these operations. These measures and solutions can definitely minimize the risk of failure of a surveillance system and at the same time ensure long term operation of the systems. The budget for maintenance should not be an integral part of the tender, but should be a standard budget provisioned by the authorities – for example 10% of the contract value capped,

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operations charges excluded. This would ensure smooth functioning of the system and should be paid at the end of the year based on the service provided in the calendar year.

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Two New Full HD LED-lit Video Wall Modules Round Out Barco’s Impressive Control Room Portfolio

Barco, a global leader in control room visualization solutions, announces the release of two new rear-projection video wall cubes in the OverView M series he OverView MVL-621 and OverView MVL-721 are industry-standard modules with full HD resolution and screen diameters of 60” and 70” respectively.

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Good imaging, high reliability Using six-fold redundant LEDs as a light source, the OverView M series offers many advantages, including: long lifetime, low maintenance due to the absence of consumable components, reduced power consumption, and long uptime. The latest LED technology ensures that power consumption is 30% lower than that of comparable products. And the Sense5 automatic white-point and full-color calibration system ensures uniform color and brightness levels over the entire video wall.

LILIN Launches New 2MP HD IP Varifocal IR Cameras

The new IPR7722ESX and LR7722X 2MP/ 1080P HD IP varifocal 35m IR cameras are an addition to LILIN’s established iMEGAPRO range ith a focal length range of 3.312mm, available in either PoE or 12V dc and supplied with a cable managed bracket, there is no longer a need to pay a premium for HD quality. As with all iMEGAPRO series cameras, the IPR7722ESX and LR7722Xincorporate Sense Up+, a unique technology from LILIN that successfully delivers stunning video in low light conditions. Utilizing intelligent image signal processing, AGC control and 3D noise reduction, the combination successfully delivers the ultimate low light image without motion blur. With the IPR7722ESX is capable of producing four independent video

W These 16:9 models complete the OverView M series, which already features three 4:3 models and focuses on reducing both the initial purchase price and runtime costs. Barco’s OverView M series is designed to fit the requirements of mediumsized industry-standard control rooms. Featuring redundancy of the most critical components, advanced cooling, and full-color and white-point calibration, these rear-projection video wall modules provide Barco image quality and reliability at an affordable price.

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streams at a recording rate of up to 30fps and the LR7722X is capable of producing three independent video streams at a recording rate of up to 15fps, the different streams can be set for different applications, depending on the individual user requirements. Further features include Region of Interest (ROI), e-Tour, 2-way audio, weighted mode, digital PTZ, PoE and alarm activation by motion, tamper, face and audio detection. Featuring wide dynamic technology, the cameras capture highlights and shadows simultaneously eliminating pixilation and smear. Combine this with 3D noise reduction technology and adaptive tone reproduction and the contrast of images in bright/ dark areas is dramatically improved. Connecting the cameras to your IP system is simple. Connect it to Lilin’s NVR series and the installation wizard, WS Discovery, will locate all IP cameras on the network and generate a snapshot image of each channel, helping with identification and greatly speeding up commissioning.

CCTVdirect Prepare for Huge Product Launch

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that they will be launching a whole host of great new products in their next brochure ew to launch is the Cobra 960, a new analogue DVR with the latest 960H technology and a whole host of other great features. Compatible to work on the same VMS across the whole Co-

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bra range, the Cobra 960 can be used for remote monitoring, with two way audio, remote relay control, motion detection alerts and much more. Born as a compact solution to the ever popular Cobra Elite, it offers high end features in a low cost solution.

NVT’s new IP Wire Distance Calculator is child’s Play!

Network Video Technologies (NVT), the award-winning manufacturer of high-performance analogue and dig-

ital video transmission products, has released a new IP design tool o now, surveillance system specifiers and designers can go straight to the top of the class ~ with NVT’s new IP Wire Distance Calculator. By simply entering the required camera power, cable/ transmission length and type, along with camera data rate, the NVT calculator does the rest – displaying the maximum recommended distance – it’s as easy as that!

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The Tekno System Explosion Proof Camera Housing

CHEP ~ All the features of the range for potentially explosive environments he explosion proof certified CHEP camera housing is suitable for hazardous environments in the presence of potentially explosive gases, fumes, or dust and also in mines. It can be fitted with analogue, digital or thermal cameras. Constructed from a lightweight and high-strength anticorodal aluminium alloy treated with the anodic oxidation that assures an extremely high resistance against corrosive atmosphere agents or salty fog, the CHEP camera housing has been specifically developed to be installed in potentially explosive environments.

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● Temperature range from -50 to +50°C. ● Simple opening system for connections, adjustment and maintenance operations. ● Optional Germanium filter for thermal cameras and impact protection grid. ● Also available with HiPoE splitter. ● AISI 316 stainless steel special construction available on request. The innovative design without any welding and the choice of the best components for the construction of a unique and very versatile product makes CHEP the ideal choice in the Oil & Gas industry.

Grundig Introduces NEW 960H Analogue CCTV Camera Range

Improved image quality and simple installation are some of the key benefits of Grundig’s new 960H analogue CCTV camera range he new 960H analogue camera range, from Grundig Security, comprises indoor mini domes, outdoor vandal-resistant mini domes, bullet and box cameras with surface, flush, wedge

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(angle) and pole mount options. The bullet cameras also incorporate a new, three-axis, high-impact bracket, which offers infinite positional adjustment.

The analogue range is available in both colour and true day/ night variants. All the cameras use advanced 960H analogue technology; a new development which produces image resolutions of up to 700TVL in black and white and 650TVL in colour modes. Each camera has up to 15 polygonal privacy zones, multi-language menus and a Coaxitron-based remote setup facility. This allows camera settings to be adjusted with a convenient, hand-held remote control unit or directly from the Grundig DVR.

Data Storage, Youri Jozee will address the major headaches any growing Russia’s enterprise has to suffer nowadays ~ huge volumes of data, search in archives, costs of data transmission and storage. Russia’s market figures look impressive: ● 560 000 000 USD was spent on data storage in 2012. ● 600 000 000 USD will be spent on data storage in 2013 (Source: Dell Inc). Contemporary data storage capabilities generate excitement. There is a range of technological alternatives available to customers ~ from simple NVRs delivering local solutions for video recording and storage to DAS, NAS, IP SAN and cloud architectures. PROMISE Technology, a recognized global leader in the storage industry and an innovative developer of high-performance storage solutions tailor-made for data centers, surveillance and cloud, will focus on how system integrators and end-customers could install storage solutions as scalable as it is implied by the concept of Internet, and so that the

storage solutions installed correspond to the budget given. 6th Annual International All-over-IP Expo 2013 is Russia’s No. 1 networking event for global IT, Surveillance and Security vendors and key local customers. All-over-IP brings together major global and Russian brands to ensure the best marketplace for the latest technology and innovation, and to lead customers to the Next Big Thing.

Primary Sponsor of All-over-IP Expo 2013: ITV | AxxonSoft ~ a leading software developer that combines IP-based physical security management, intelligent video surveillance, and an enterprise-wide platform.

IFSEC Istanbul Proud to Present the UK Pavilion Sponsored by the BSIA

IFSEC Istanbul, organised by UBM Live, is excited to announce the launch of the UK Pavilion, sponsored by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) howcasing 16 of the UK’s leading manufacturers, the UK Pavilion will act as a hub for visitors to explore what overseas suppliers have on offer at the Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 30 September to 2 October in Istanbul. As the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK, the

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Presented by Youri Jozee of PROMISE Technology ROMISE Technology Business Development Manager ~ EMEA, Youri Jozee, will share his vision for the changed thinking on data storage solutions at All-over-IP Expo 2013. In his keynote, entitled Complicated and Expensive is the Past! New Era of

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BSIA members that are exhibiting at the UK Pavilion have extensive experience in exporting overseas and can guarantee that top quality service will be presented despite being located in another country. UK companies exhibiting their products and services as part of the UK Pavilion, include: Advanced Electronics, Bold Communications Ltd, BSIA Ltd, Dycon Ltd, GJD Manufacturing Ltd, Lichfield Fire & Safety Equipment Co, Intercall, Magnetic Solutions, Qvis, Sesys Ltd, Tyneflow, Winsted Limited, Axxess Identification Ltd, Elmdene International Ltd, STI (Europe), and Thinking Space Systems. IFSEC Istanbul will deliver visitors from the Central Asian and Southeastern European region, as well as from Turkey itself and the UK Pavilion is truly reflective of the international nature of this event. The exhibitor base will comprise Turkish distributors and international big brand manufacturers including Axis Communications, Canon, Panasonic, SFFECO, Sony and many more. IFSEC Istanbul is the only event taking place in Turkey that attracts such an international audience.

Samsung Techwin Introduce a new 20x zoom Full HD Dome Camera with Unique IR LED Focusing Technology

Samsung Techwin’s new SNP-6200RH Full HD 20x optical zoom IR network dome camera is intended to provide a cost-effective video surveillance solution for challenging

environments such as airports, ports and other transport facilities, as well as car parks, open spaces, retail and industrial estates he SNP-6200RH PTZ network dome camera is able to capture superb quality Full HD (1920x1080). Its builtin IR LEDS can illuminate objects at a distance of up to 100m by focusing the beam as the camera zooms, resulting in clear imaging even when the field of view is in total darkness. The ONVIF conformant SNP6200RH is equip-ped with Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology for environments where there may be strong contrasting lighting conditions. It is also weatherproof to IP66 as well as IK10 vandal resistant, and can withstand high temperature variations of -50°C to +55°C, making it an ideal video surveillance solution in even the most challenging environmental conditions. It utilises bandwidth friendly H.264 compression with the option to also use MJPEG compression.

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Surveon Releases the New Generation 3 Megapixel 30fps H.264 HDR Camera

Promising Excellent Image Quality and Real-time Performance urveon, the complete megapixel solutions provider, announces the lat-

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est release of CAM2441, a 3 megapixel camera based on its new technology. Surveon CAM2441 offers H.264, 3 megapixel at 30fps performance, a major upgrade from the standard 3 megapixel cameras supporting a maximum of 20fps. The CAM2441 also features HDR with over 100dB, giving installers the high quality and real-time performance well beyond what standard WDR and DWDR can offer. Along with other advanced functions including H.264 high profile, ROI compression method, enhanced 2D/ 3D noise reduction, and edge enhancement, the CAM2441 is the ideal solution for professional applications such as banking, transportation, manufacturing, public utilities and city surveillance.

In addition to the 3 megapixel at 30fps performance, Surveon CAM2441 can also be configured to 1080p at 60fps for mission critical projects such as traffic monitoring, campus, casino and factory surveillance. With its new encoding engine, the CAM2441 can maintain the lower bit rates while offering the higher frame rates and excellent image quality. The advanced ROI engine also allows users to create eight independent regions, each with different video quality and frame rate.

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