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New Year Brings Big Challenges and Bigger Opportunities he year 2017 is beginning on a high note to prove the adage that every crisis is an opportunity for a better and more secure future. We have seen the inconvenient phase and a favorable impact of demonetization, which has given much needed impetus to the digital economy in India. The demonetization impact is going to be positive in the long term and short term pain will ease out with time. These daysâ€™ queues are getting shorter in front of ATMs and banks. People are not cribbing much about cash crunch. The retailers in malls and shops are adopting the digital card payment options by installing POS devices to keep their businesses up and running. The e-wallets are gaining ground in the wake of demonetization. All these developments point out towards a big opportunity for secure payment solution providers. Global Consolidation and IoT trend would certainly create big opportunities for the security Industry. The entrepreneurs, innovators and venture capitalists will redefine the future of the security industry with innovative applications and smart devices. Indiaâ€™s Safe Cities Projects are moving at a rapid pace. The successful completion of Mumbai, Pune, Navi Mumbai, Surat, Indore, Kolhapur and Nanded projects has created new benchmarks of excellence. The City Surveillance trend is growing in India despite challenges at various levels. a&s is exploring the growth of City Surveillance trend in India by sharing the perspectives of all the key stakeholders. The Surveillance Storage segment is all set to grow into another next big thing. The competition is growing with more global players jumping into the fray. We are sharing the views of key players in this booming segment. The Facial Recognition is evolving with new breakthroughs. a&s will feature the expert views from Storage and Facial recognition domains.
This special Intersec issue will bring the latest updates from the world of security, safety and fire protection. We take this opportunity to thank all the security, safety and fire protection solution providers, ecosystem partners, professionals and business leaders, who have supported us through our journey. We will continue our media initiative to spread awareness and evangelize innovation. We welcome your valuable suggestions and feedback. We express our special thanks to the security industry patrons, peers and professionals for their continued support. Be resilient and stay secured!
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For the Safe City Initiatives, the onus is on the security fraternity and homeland security professionals & industry to take on such a challenge and prove ourselves that we can handle such projects through a single vendor / window in India and address all the problems being encountered in implementation of such projects. We can draw a synergy among social technology & eco solutions and combine them with the Security & Safety solutions by use of data analytic, internet of things, cloud platforms and having required C4I2C ( Centralized Command, Control, Communication and Intelligent Information Centre) to obtain desired results.The dynamic risk profiles could be drawn and solutions then designed to mitigate the same though real time monitoring & analysis of various parameters along with situational awareness, so that intelligence inputs and information flow could be channelized at a centralized place for a response either proactive or in about real time to contain loses due to any incidents. The C4I2C could handle the feed of all types of solutions being used through broad band connectivity and use of SMACT technologies. Use of social media will bring the needed public awareness and participation in this campaign. We can use news, blogs, virtual conferences, webinars, down loads, market news / bulletins, display LED boards for public information & city services and industry news to spread public awareness and safety precautions. We can bring Application
Security, Bio metrics/IRIS/Facial recognition towards identity & access, draw compliance’s and policies and make sure that data theft does not take place, so we need to use internet & network security tools as well as IT forensics. We need to maintain Wireless & Mobile Security and malware & hardware security. We need to make sure that the Business Continuity & disaster recovery plans of the city is in place and maintained for 24X7.There is a need that a task force to handle cyber security is added to such an effort to handle the growing security threat as well as to contain cyber crimes. So, we the homeland security industry & professionals can address such a challenge and handle such vital projects to provide Safe & Secure Cities.
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4G internet connectivity and would be connected directly with the District Election Office, Election Office Chandigarh and Election Commission of India office New Delhi. The Election Commission of India would be installing these web cameras for the first time during any elections in the country and they expect positive results. For the elections, new electronic voting machines would be used and besides a NOTA (None of the above) button, these machines would also have buttons with election symbols of the candidates. Besides these, some selected polling booths of the state would also have special machines, from which printouts can be taken to check any illegality. None of the political parties of the state has shown any reservations regarding the voting machines.
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This outstanding a&s Security 50 achievement demonstrates Hikvision’s continuing dedication to its investment in innovation and excellence. By responding rapidly to emerging market trends, Hikvision’s smooth transition from analog, to digital, IP and HD, and onward to advanced video intelligence, has provided the catalyst for another year of massive growth for Hikvision.
Cynthia Ho, Vice President at Hikvision.
Ranking public-listed manufacturers by product sales revenue, gross profit, and profit margin, participants in the A&S Security 50 range from exclusive manufacturers to end-to-end solution providers, and provides the security industry with a ‘Who’s Who’ of the global security market’s most successful companies. Following Hikvision’s recent achievement of winning No.1 position in the Scene Classification category at the ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge 2016, this latest achievement illustrates how Hikvision’s strong and sustainable technology development is providing a solid platform for the company’s success. Via the sustained expansion of its global network, Hikvision is also placing the importance of localised support and service to its partners and users at the forefront of its operation.
Yet another year; yet another season; and yet another time when CP PLUS cameras’ watchful eyes monitor every corner of the BIGG BOSS premises. The association of CP PLUS, India’s No.1 security & surveillance brand, and Colors TV’s BIGG BOSS has been a long one, wherein CP PLUS cameras have kept a close eye on the contestants that that resided at the much talked about BIGG BOSS house.
The way BIGG BOSS contestants have conducted themselves has always made for an interesting watch. CP PLUS cameras have a watchful eye over the BIGG BOSS house, to make sure none of the action and drama is missed. Our cameras have been placed such that every nook and corner of the house is under surveillance
Yogesh Dutta, COO, CP PLUS India
Underlining the company’s position as the world’s leading supplier in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, Hikvision has achieved Number 1 overall position, being placed at the top of the rankings in A&S magazine’s ‘Security 50’ 2016, with a 43.6% leap in revenues, following a rise to second place in 2015 from third place in 2014.
CP PLUS Vigilantly Watches Over the BIGG BOSS House
BIGG BOSS is a unique reality show where a number of individuals (primarily celebrities) are confined within a space for a period of time. The housemates at the BIGG BOSS house hail from diverse backgrounds with varied mindsets, and CP PLUS cameras installed inside the house truly capture how they conduct themselves, and their relationships with each other, unfiltered.
Pelco by Schneider Electric VideoXpert VMS Honored as 2016 Top Technology Innovation
Pelco by Schneider Electric, a leading provider of intelligent video surveillance and security management platforms, announced that VideoXpert Video Management System (VMS) has been selected as one of Security Sales & Integration’s 2016 Top 30 Technology Innovations. The annual award highlights solutions that provide resellers with features that build business opportunities and increase revenue streams.
We’ve seen the rise in market demand for a platform that can achieve greater situational awareness by integrating multiple systems into a single, user-friendly system, and VideoXpert delivers this rich capability. The award from SSI reinforces the value that VideoXpert delivers to systems integrators, allowing resellers to specify the best solution for enterprise organizations to protect valuable assets, employees and customers.
Director of Product Management, Pelco by Schneider Electric.
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The VideoXpert platform was chosen for its technology innovation, citing the platform’s ability to streamline deployments for systems integrators. VideoXpert takes intuitive design and easy-to-navigate functionality and effortlessly displays critical intelligence and information together, allowing security professionals to make quick, effective decisions in the event of an emergency.
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This publication “Garima” was launched at the 5th Annual Event titled “International Conference on Law & Policy Issues” to commemorate the 67th Constitution Day of the Republic of India on 26th November,2016 celebrated by Indian National Bar Association (INBA).
Sexual harassment at Workplace is continuously increasing and such actions of assault or harassment are mostly carried out by someone who is in a position or power. “Garima” has been consisted with all these details and Sanjay Kaushik, MD- Netrika India; Jyoti Khetarpal, Associate Director- Netrika India, they have described wonderfully and contributed their valuable thoughts on the same. “Garima”was launched in front of more than 250 prominent and eminent dignitaries from the legal fraternity across the globe. The daylong deliberations was also followed by an award ceremony presented by Hon’ble Justice Siddharth Mridul, Judge, High Court of Delhi where Sanjay Kaushik - Managing Director of Netrika Consulting was also awarded for his contribution in the field of Risk Management and Forensics along with other prominent winners.
Toshiba Electronics Asia (Singapore) has announced the appointment of the RPTech Care Center, a service division of Rashi Peripherals, as ONLY service partner for India. Toshiba India will be managing the partnership with RPTech Care Center and this alliance is aligned with Toshiba’s commitment in thriving to serve the needs of all people by offering superior after sales service.
Being an international legendary brand that is committed to people, we believe in offering world-class quality & inventive products to our customers. Further with our alliance with the RPTech Care Center, we are keen to offer our customers an excellent after sales service experience and satisfaction. It is a driving step to allow our customers with numerous alternatives and reduced turnaround time.
Polad Garda, Country head, Toshiba India
Toshiba is well-known and respected globally for its excellence in technology, products, systems and services, and quality and reliability. With RP tech’s more than 50 owned professional and organized centers spread across the country, customers can get practical screening done on the spot. This will bring together the spirit of innovation with passion and conviction to all dedicated customers and lead to realtime redressal of customers’ issues.
Milestone Systems, the globally leading company in open platform IP video management software (VMS), has been recognized by many prominent industry media this year. Critical city surveillance installations in Phoenix, Arizona, and Hartford, Connecticut, have been awarded for their successful achievements, and new Milestone software and NVR offerings have received awards for their high performance and value.
India’s leading Risk & Security Consulting Firm, Netrika Consulting India recently launched a nationwide survey of respondents and thus resulting in the publication titled “Garima“ – A perspective on Sexual Harassment at workplace.
Milestone Systems Installations and Innovations Receive Numerous Industry Accolades
Toshiba Appoints RPTech Care Center as the New Strategic National Service Partner for India
As we continue to develop our solutions with the open platform community, it’s important that our efforts and those of our partners be acknowledged and shared. Receiving so much industry recognition is an honor and an affirmation of the success of Milestone’s open platform IP video surveillance platform that enables system integrators to implement the best combined systems for each customer. This will spur us all on to greater innovations in our goal to help the world be a safer place.
Bjorn Eilertsen, CTO, Milestone Systems.
Netrika Consulting Launches a Book on Sexual Harassment at work place in association with INBA.
“As we continue to develop our solutions with the open platform community, it’s important that our efforts and those of our partners be acknowledged and shared,” said Bjorn Eilertsen, CTO, Milestone Systems. “Receiving so much industry recognition is an honor and an affirmation of the success of Milestone’s open platform IP video surveillance platform that enables system integrators to implement the best combined systems for each customer. This will spur us all on to greater innovations in our goal to help the world be a safer place.”
This transaction builds on the dormakaba merger, which boosted our global market position, and the recently completed Mesker acquisition, which will expand our North America offering to cover all essential door components including manual doors. Now with this unique strategic opportunity to acquire Stanley Commercial Hardware, we will add substantial scale, becoming a top-three provider in the attractive North American market that can offer the full portfolio of door hardware and access control solutions to our customers
Riet Cadonau, CEO of dormakaba
Sargent and Greenleaf, a safe lock provider that also forms part of Stanley Black & Decker’s Mechanical Security business, is not included in the transaction.
SV.CO Signs Pact with DigitalOcean; makes the Company its official 'Cloud Partner'
ACRE, the holding company that owns Vanderbilt Industries, Mercury Security and recently acquired ACT in Ireland, has announced the acquisition of Communication Networks (dba ComNet), a manufacturer of video and data transmission equipment.
In line with our mission, the ComNet acquisition, with their extensive offerings in the communication and data transmission technologies, continues to round out the product portfolio provided by the ACRE family of companies. ComNet is excited to join the ACRE group and recognizes the strength it will bring to the brand and the synergies that are immediately apparent with the other ACRE companies
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dormakaba has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire certain Mechanical Security businesses from Stanley Black & Decker for a total consideration of US$ 725 million in cash. The transaction encompasses Stanley Commercial Hardware spanning mainly across North America and including a production facility in Taiwan; as well as GMT in China.
ACRE Announces the Acquisition of ComNet
The acquisition of ComNet builds on the ACRE family of companies, providing complimentary communication technologies utilized across its access control, intrusion, video and cloudbased product ranges. ComNet offers a broad line of fiber optic, copper and wireless video and data transmission equipment that is designed to meet the needs of security and surveillance in the intelligent transportation systems, utility and industrial markets.
In yet another robust and high-profile partnership, SV.CO, the world’s first digital incubator for student startups, has signed an agreement with DigitalOcean,making the American company its official Cloud Partner for its incubation programs.
At DigitalOcean, we love to nurture developers and startups and students are an integral component of these ecosystems. We look forward to supporting student entrepreneurs through such programs and help them build next generation businesses on the cloud.
Prabhakar Jayakumar, India Country Manager,
dormakaba to Acquire Mechanical Security Businesses from Stanley Black & Decker
DigitalOcean is a cloud platform that is simplifying the complexities of infrastructure for software developers and businesses. DigitalOcean has become the second largest and fastest growing cloud computing platform in the total number of public facing apps and websites, according to Netcraft.com. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in Bengaluru on 1st December 2016 all students who complete the SV.CO’s Free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) will get cloud credits with additional cloud credits given to teams that get selected to the Silicon Valley Pro-gram.
During this exhibition, we demonstrated our enterprise grade Access Control solution with real-time features such as Auto Push Events to Server, Instant Notification, Automatic Device Identification, Mobile as User Credential and many more
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Matrix demonstrated its wide-range of biometric Time-Attendance and Access Control solution. Mobile being the next generation technology in terms of security, Matrix will display its “Your Mobile is Your Identity” solution. In Mobile based Access Control, user either scans the QR code through his/her mobile or just twists the mobile to get access using Bluetooth. Using mobile application, a user can mark attendance automatically using GPS or Wi-Fi. Furthermore, Matrix will launch COSEC DOOR FMX - a high-performance door controller with Multispectral fingerprint sensor. The device is powerful enough to take fingerprint of dry, wet, elderly or oily fingers. In addition, Matrix will launch Elevator based Access Control specially designed for Hospitality and Healthcare industry.
ObjectVideo Patent Licensing Program Acquired by Avigilon
BankBazaar.com, India’s leading personal finance marketplace, announced a tie-up with Truecaller – the Swedish smart-calling app. With this association, BankBazaar users can now log on to the platform through their Truecaller credentials instead of Facebook or Google for a quick and frictionless registration experience. For banks and financial companies partnering with BankBazaar, this means applicants whose applications they receive are vetted twice over – once by Truecaller and once by Bankbazaar – so that only genuine customers reach them.
At Bankbazaar.com, we value a simplified, friction-free, smooth, and efficient customer experience above all else. Our integration with Truecaller enables convenience in the experience so user does not need to go through a manual form filling process but simplifies the process via Truecaller’s one-click login to speed things up
Rati Shetty, CPO, BankBazaar.com
Matrix, a leading manufacturer and provider of Telecom and Security solutions, along with its partner ACIX MIDDLE EAST, has organized a oneday product expo on 15th December, at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai. Matrix showcased its Telecom, Video Surveillance and People Mobility Solutions at the event.
BankBazaar Ties up with Truecaller for Frictionless Registration
BankBazaar, which recently launched completely paperless processes for availing loans and credit cards from select partners, understands the importance of a frictionless experience when it comes to product purchase, and this integration with Truecaller is expected to further ease the users’ financial journey. Explaining the strategy behind the tie-up, Rati Shetty, CPO, BankBazaar.com said: “At Bankbazaar. com, we value a simplified, frictionfree, smooth, and efficient customer experience above all else. Our integration with Truecaller enables convenience in the experience so user does not need to go through a manual form filling process but simplifies the process via Truecaller’s one-click login to speed things up.”
OjectVideo, a technology and solutions company, and Avigilon Corporation, a provider of end-to-end security solutions, announced the sale of ObjectVideo’s intellectual property and patent licensing program to Avigilon for a cash consideration of $80.3 million.
From its founding, ObjectVideo has aimed to lead innovation in the world of video analytics, so it is very rewarding to see Avigilon, a global market leader in security, recognize our significant contributions to the field. This transaction marries a deep and highly valuable patent portfolio to the fastest growing solutions provider in the video security industry. Raul Fernandez,
Chairman and CEO, ObjectVideo.
Matrix showcases its enterprise grade, well-engineered Telecom and Security solutions
“From its founding, ObjectVideo has aimed to lead innovation in the world of video analytics, so it is very rewarding to see Avigilon, a global market leader in security, recognize our significant contributions to the field,” said Raul Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of ObjectVideo. “This transaction marries a deep and highly valuable patent portfolio to the fastest growing solutions provider in the video security industry. The union creates a unique and incredibly well positioned company.” ObjectVideo will continue to leverage its deep bench of technical talent to deliver next generation computer vision technology to commercial and government clients and invest in its sixth generation software product.
P PLUS, the world’s preferred security brand, recently launched its mobile app to make its security solutions even more accessible. As a company which has secured millions of locations worldwide with its diverse range of security solutions CP PLUS is determined to leave no stone unturned, and emerge as the ultimate global market leader of security and surveillance solutions.
Today, customers want on-the-go updates on products and solutions. And, at CP PLUS we have always kept our customers at the center of everything we do. Hence, this app. Available for both Android and iPhone models, this app will serve as your CP PLUS ready reckoner.
Yogesh Dutta, COO, CP PLUS India
The app has been designed to address the entire spectrum of queries or doubts our customers or partners can possibly have. It should make CP PLUS security solutions a lot simpler to understand. We have even added some vital tools that our customers often need in the process of implementing security solutions, such as HDD & Bandwidth Calculator and Lens calculator.”,Anupam Sah, Marketing Manager of CP PLUS said.
The key highlights of the app include: - Products - Vertical-specific security solutions - Tech support & guidance - Events update section - Marketing tools
HID Global Introduces Simple and Fast Solution for Visitor Management
ID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has announced its new EasyLobby Solo visitor management system for small- to medium-sized organizations seeking a simple yet robust solution to automate managing the daily flow of visitors. The affordable offering includes best-in-class functionality based on HID Global’s proven enterprise-class EasyLobby Secure visitor Management (SVM™) solution for larger organizations.
Today, many organizations are seeking to transition from manually checking visitors in and out using paper-and-pen log books, to a streamlined solution that increases security by better managing who is entering and leaving the premises. Our new EasyLobby Solo solution addresses this need and goes a long way to immediately set a tone of professionalism, establishing a positive first impression for visitors.
Nils Wahlander, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Physical Access Control with HID Global.
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EasyLobby Solo makes it possible for organizations to smoothly transition from a multi-stage guestbook process to a digital solution managed from a single workstation. In addition to facilitating a more professional image and increasing security, the solution provides easy registration and check-in, and makes it possible to quickly generate visitor reports to satisfy compliance and audit requirements. Additional EasyLobby Solo features: • Standalone solution with an embedded database, eliminating the need for access control integration, external database connections, or enterprise pre-registration tools and setup • Easy to set up, learn and use with its intuitive registration process that reduces the amount of time needed to check visitors in and out • Optional self-registration via tablet, featuring a simple user interface • Visitor information is securely stored within the application and can be emailed to first responders in emergency situations EasyLobby Solo works with all HID Global printers and a range of ID scanners; it can also issue badge credentials in a variety of formats.
OM-SUR, the next big Game Changer in Video Surveillance is going to be at two very important events, IBEX India and INTERSEC Dubai this January 2017.
This is our 3rd year at INTERSEC and it has been an excellent platform to reach out to end users as well as potential partners. Our technology will bring large benefits to the entire world. Therefore, whether it is the Government, Defence sector, airports, banks, ports, the Police or any other Law Enforcement Agencies, an individual, a jeweler, a retailer, a school, a religious institution, a hospital, a hotel, a bank, etc, COM-SUR is a MUST HAVE technology for all”
CEO & MD, COM-SUR
“IBEX India is the right platform that bridges that gap between banks and technology. It gives us an opportunity to reach out to several public as well as private sector banks so that we may demonstrate how our technology can help make their banks SAFER and solve a lot of their pain points such as Regular Auditing of their CCTV Cameras, Back up, Storage, etc.” says Rohini Goradia, VP Marketing & Sales. IBEX India is being held from 19-21st January at MMRDA Grounds, BKC. COM-SUR can be found at Booth B213. INTERSEC Dubai is being held from 22-24th January at the World Trade Center. COM-SUR can be found at Booth S2 A37.
Galaxy Control Systems’ System Galaxy Receives Additional FICAM Certification
alaxy Control Systems has received new FICAM certification for its System Galaxy Software and for its CS Infrastructure System Galaxy Software. Both are now listed on GSA’s Approved Product List (APL) under the PACS Infrastructure category. Also approved is the Validation System for Galaxy Control Systems-Endpoint in the PACS Validation System category. This brings Galaxy’s FICAM APL certificates to three, including approved solutions with Bridgepoint, HID and Veridt.
FICAM approval of these products further validates the reliability of our System Galaxy access control software platform for use in a wide range of government physical security operations. This is another milestone for Galaxy and highlights our 20 plus years of research, innovation and development of innovative access control solutions. Given the growing demand for access management solutions, this approval widens the appeal of System Galaxy to meet those expanding market needs.
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With this approval, Galaxy Control Systems assures that system integrators can meet the access and identity needs of their customers with System Galaxy in accordance with various government compliance regulations including Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and the Federal Information Processing standard (FIPS 21), among others. The government’s FICAM program supports the adoption of interoperable and standards-based access control technologies to secure U.S. federal government facilities from physical and cyber threats.
Tata Power Solar Rated ‘Tier I Module Manufacturer’ by BNEF
DIGISOL launches AC 1200 Dual Band Wireless Broadband Router
IGISOL Systems (100% Subsidiary of Smartlink Network Systems) a leading provider of Active Networking products, has announced the launch of AC 1200 Dual Band Wireless Broadband Router DG-BR5400QAC. The DG-BR5400QAC is IEEE 802.11ac next generation wireless router provides a better wireless performance for your network than the previous generation 802.11b/g/n technology. Upgrading your home network to IEEE802.11ac wireless router provides an excellent solution for sharing an Internet resource and files such as HD video, music and documents.
Our focus on producing high quality modules has carved a niche for ourselves and made us one of the most bankable panel manufacturers in the country and globally. Being rated as a Tier 1 manufacturer is commensurate recognition of our efforts, as multiple banks and investors have great comfort in working with a Tata group company. This rating differentiates globally the companies investing in quality and excellence, in an industry flooded with low cost, low quality products.
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DG-BR5400QAC use intelligent antenna technology to transmit multiple streams of data which enables you to receive wireless signals faster at your home. Not only the IEEE802.11ac technology extends your wireless range, it also works with previous generation IEEE802.11b/g/n wireless devices. The wireless router also includes QoS (Quality of Service) prioritization technology that analyzes and separates multiple data streams based on sensitivity to delay, enabling multiple applications to stream smoothly across your network. DG-BR5400QAC supports wireless 802.11b/g/n and the following security protocols: WEP, WPA, WPA2.
ata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar company, has been rated ‘Tier I module manufacturer’ by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). The global tiering system evaluates various PV manufacturing companies globally, every quarter, based on different aspects and their bankability, to identify the top tier companies in the market across the world.
BNEF, through its robust process of assessment, rates a company as tier 1 on its ability to execute different projects with high efficiency levels and also winning the trust of different banks through its excellence in the past two years, globally. Tata Power Solar has been classified as tier 1 by BNEF and is a testimony to the company’s continuing excellence in the solar manufacturing industry for more than 27 years. The company, a pioneer in the Indian solar manufacturing space, has become a benchmark for quality and reliability of solar solutions.
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Tata Power Solar has shipped over 840 MW of modules globally, reaching out to more than 30 countries across the world. Their modules come with the approval of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Its ISO 9001-14001 certified manufacturing facilities have been rated as excellent by several third party companies.
DG-BR5400QAC wireless broadband router supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), which simplifies wireless client setup procedures (using push button), so that even an inexperienced user can setup a secured wireless network. The DG-BR5400QAC Wireless router provides provision for connecting USB drives for storing and sharing important files on network.
eople are often concerned about their vehicle when they go for a drive and park it somewhere. You never know what’s happening to your Car / Bike when you park it somewhere and walk away. Sometimes people leave a sticky note with their phone number written (“Call at this number if there is any issue related to this vehicle”) in the vehicle to ensure their vehicles safety.
This mobile application helps a user to stay connected to their vehicle always. With this app, people can notify owners/users when their vehicle requires an attention, without disclosing any personal details of either party. Users don’t have to be online to get the alert notifications. Upon being offline, the same get notified as SMS. Users can also tag their vehicles with DaddysRoad QR Code sticker and let others know that they are connected through this app. This QR Code containing the vehicle registration number data is uniquely generated for each vehicle and the same can be scanned using this mobile app to notify vehicle user.
Not any longer the first-of- its-kind app, which just did a national launch to save many a vehicle owner like you perched from such concerns can’t be named anything but “DaddysRoad”.
Presently during road accidents or emergency situations, informing the victims dear ones about the incident is very difficult. With the help of this app, in such situations anyone can key in the vehicle number and inform about the situation immediately to victims emergency contacts. This is not the only feature of the app developed by the Bangalore-based youngsters. With this app, the vehicle documents (Driving License, RC Book, Insurance Certificate, Emission Control Certificate, Purchase Bills etc...) can be smartly stored on its SSL secured cloud storage. So just in case you forget to carry the documents, they can have it handy in their smart phones for any verifications/references or as proof of ownership. Users can also set renewal alerts for their vehicle insurance, emission expiry and vehicle service related alerts.
Viakoo’s Automated Solution Verifies Surveillance and Access Control System Performance
iakoo is demonstrating its unique Automated Surveillance and Access Control Data Stream Verification Solution at this year’s ISC East. Visitors to Viakoo’s exhibit (# 368) can experience the company’s field-proven proactive solution that provides a digital model of networked surveillance and access control systems’ devices to analyze and verify performance, and maintain the overall integrity of their physical security systems. An automated IoT enablement solution, Viakoo’s solution runs advanced analytics to provide early problem detection, scientific diagnosis, and recommended courses of action to ensure that surveillance and access control system operation is fully documented and in continuous compliance.
Given the consequences and liabilities associated with missing surveillance and access control data, the stakes have never been higher for organizations to maintain complete documentation and uptime of physical security networks. Network and product issues often go undetected until vital physical security data is discovered missing, which is typically during forensic investigation after an event has occurred. Viakoo provides the solution to this longstanding problem
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In addition to providing end-users with real confidence that their surveillance and access control systems are up and running properly, Viakoo provides integrators a new source of Recurring Monthly Revenue (RMR) by allowing them to enhance their service offerings with automated and proactive IP surveillance and access control data stream verification. Viakoo’s purpose-built solution features patented technology to ensure the surveillance and access control system reliability. The solution automatically delivers alerts when an issue is detected with surveillance and access control data streams anywhere within the physical security network, so problems can be resolved quickly and cost-efficiently. Using advanced data visualization and diagnostic graphing, Viakoo’s unique solution delivers visibility and insight into network behavior to promote prevention of problems.
ilestone Systems, the open platform leader in networked video management software (VMS), has released Device Pack 8.9 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect video solutions. The last device pack issue of 2016 provides verifications of compatibility and support for more than 150 new security devices and features being published today. The pack includes three major highlights:
Audio stream encryption support: Network cameras are increasingly gathering and analyzing audio data as well as video. Milestone now ensures audio data streams can be securely delivered to XProtect and synchronized with video evidence. Sound analytics is increasingly being deployed to add intelligence at the edge. So, for example some cameras record audio and analyze voices in view for aggression. Raised or angry voices can be picked up by the camera’s built-in microphone and alerts sent to operators.
Digital Barriers EdgeVis support: Digital Barriers EdgeVis provides real-time video streaming even over low bandwidth wireless networks. It is ideal for delivering video from moving vehicles such as buses, trains, ambulances or from high-value but difficult-to-protect assets such as oil pipelines and power substations. It works by dynamically adjusting image resolution in line with bandwidth availability. Also the solution from Digital Barriers adds encryption and cyber security to secure the video over public networks. AXIS XP40-Q1765 Explosion Protected PTZ Network Camera support: Axis’ XP40-Q7165 cameras are deployed heavily in onshore and offshore oil and gas platforms, as well as in marine and heavy industrial environments. Its SAE 316L stainless steel housing is certified for hazardous areas, as required by ATEX and IECEx standards. The XP40-Q7165’s housing prevents any sparks or explosions inside the housing from escaping and igniting gases in the surrounding air. This fits with Milestone’s declared focus of deepening support for Milestone community partners manufacturing devices designed to help secure critical infrastructure facilities.
SecuGen Unveil New Hamster Pro 45, a FAP 45 Two-Finger Reader
ecuGen, provider of optical fingerprint device and technology vendor, is pleased to announce the unveiling of the Hamster Pro 45, a new FAP 45 fingerprint reader that supports both flat, two-finger and rolled finger captures. The Hamster Pro 45 fingerprint reader is sleek in design, accurate, rugged and astonishingly low cost. SecuGen’s new product is designed to meet the FBI’s Appendix F standard and is suitable for AFIS and other law enforcement applications. The Hamster Pro 45 is slated for release in the first half of 2017. SecuGen will also release at that time the OEM sensor inside of the Hamster Pro 45 called the U45. The U45 sensor is intended for developers wanting to create their own two-finger readers or to imbed the two-finger sensor into some larger device.
This is a milestone product for SecuGen. An AFIS quality two-finger reader offers new possibilities for SecuGen resellers. SecuGen products have expanded their reach into the Law Enforcement industry. This is only one of the exciting new products we are readying for our partners in 2017.
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Dan Riley, SecuGen’s VP of Engineering, added, “I am proud to say that our team was given a specification and a price point for a two-finger reader, and we were able to achieve our targets. This new product, the Hamster Pro 45, is an exceptionally high quality device at a crazy low price. Our engineering team has exceeded every expectation.” Won Lee, CEO of SecuGen, commented, “We have been expanding our product line at an ever increasing rate in response to our partner’s needs. With the Hamster Pro 45, we can now provide our partners with the means to enter new markets backed with the trusted brand of SecuGen.”
Matrix to showcase its enterprise grade, well engineered Security solutions at INTERSEC Dubai
New Illustra IP Camera Analytics Strengthen Accuracy and Improve Operator Efficiency
Matrix will showcase their enterprise-grade Video Management Solution designed and engineered specifically for growing multi-location organizations. The entire solution is focused on providing centralized security by automating processes, proactive security and enhancing efficiency of your organizations.
Some of the unique features on display include:
• No Public IP Required for Multi-location Connectivity • No Server for Centrally Monitoring Multiple Devices • Save Cost up to 50% on Storage and Bandwidth Required • Edge Recording with Event based Clip Export • Flexibility of User Defined Roles and Rights • Preventive Security with Advance Video Analytics Feature • Crowd Management Solution • Parking Management Solution • Automated License Plate Recognition Feature Matrix will also demonstrate its range of biometric Access Control and Time-Attendance solutions and its advance applications during INTERSEC. Mobile being the next generation technology in terms of security, Matrix will display its “Your Mobile is your Identity” solution. In Mobile based Access Control, user either scans the QR code through his/her mobile or just twists the mobile to get access using Bluetooth. Furthermore, Matrix will launch COSEC DOOR FMX - a highperformance door controller with multispectral fingerprint sensor. The device is powerful enough to scan a fingerprint of dry, wet, elderly or oily hands. In addition, Matrix will launch Elevator based Access Control specially designed for hospitality and healthcare industry. Along with new solutions, Matrix will demonstrate its complete range of enterprise grade Time-Attendance solutions.
yco Security Products introduces video intelligence analytics at the edge for Illustra IP cameras to improve security operations and reduce response time.
These new sophisticated onboard video analytics gives our customers a valuable tool to minimize operator’s time searching video and improve operational efficiencies, delivering a better customer experience
atrix, a leading manufacturer and provider of Telecom and Security solutions, is participating in INTERSEC Dubai 2017, from 22nd - 24th January 2017. Matrix will be showcasing its Video Surveillance and People Mobility Solutions at the event.
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Illustra now offers its IP camera customers powerful video intelligence analytics to automatically analyze captured video and alert users of specific motion detected activities. The new intelligence analytics alert operators of key events that need immediate attention for perimeter detection in airports and critical infrastructure and give additional insight to daily operations such as crowd monitoring for retail applications. For example, if a line is forming in the wrong direction or a bag is left unattended in a restricted area for a period of time operators will be notified instantly to take action. Available on the Illustra Pro 2, 3 and 5 megapixel mini-dome IP camera series, Illustra video intelligence analytics automatically detect alarms for key suspicious events. With the analytics on the edge, Illustra creates a cost-effective solution without the need for a dedicated analytics server. These analytics are easily integrated with American Dynamics VideoEdge network video recorders and victor video management system.
United Technologies Announces Opening of New Hyderabad Research & Design Center 151,000 square-foot R&D center to strengthen commitment to “Make in India” initiative by UTC Fire & security
Pictured from left to right: Sebi Joseph, president, Otis India; Arun Bhatia, Managing Director, UTC Climate, Controls & Security (India Region); Prakash Bodla, Executive Director, HRDC; K T Rama Rao, Minister of IT, Government of Telangana; Dr. J. Michael McQuade, senior Vice President, Science & Technology, UTC; Katherine Hadda, US consul general, Hyderabad; Dr. Thierry Jomard, Vice President, Global Engineering, Otis; Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Government of Telangana; Dr John Galbraith, Vice President, Global Engineering, UTC Climate, Controls & Security; Samit Ray, Director – Government Affairs, UTC India
nited Technologies announced the opening of a new Hyderabad Research & Design Center, which has been expanded to enhance the company’s cuttingedge engineering innovation capabilities. With engineering expertise in heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (HVAC), fire and security solutions, and elevators, the new R&D center will also facilitate the localization of products, supporting the government’s “Make in India” initiative.
The research center will house engineers supporting R&D efforts for United Technologies business units including UTC Climate, Controls & Security and Otis. In the next few years, the 151,000-square foot R&D center is expected to add additional talent, further enhancing its position as the biggest center supporting R&D initiatives for UTC Climate, Controls & Security globally. JANUARY 2017
KT Rama Rao, Honorable Minister of IT, government of Telangana, inaugurated the new office and Dr. J. Michael McQuade, senior vice president, Science & Technology, United Technologies, commemorated the grand opening ceremony. Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, government of Telangana, was also on hand for the ceremony as well as Dr. John Galbraith, vice president, global engineering, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, and Dr. Thierry Jomard, vice president, global engineering, Otis. “At United Technologies, innovation is an integral part of the
DNA of our all of businesses,” said Dr. McQuade. “By capitalizing on the enormous talent pool available in India, we are sure that Hyderabad Research & Design Center will continue to expand the United Technologies engineering footprint and support a broad range of innovative solutions across our HVAC, fire and security, and elevator businesses.” Prakash Bodla, executive director, Hyderabad Research & Design Center, added, “Hyderabad Research & Design Center has consistently supported excellent product engineering for UTC’s global building technologies offerings. The new workspace is designed to further strengthen innovation through open-plan offices, clustered cubicles and silent zones in a neighborhood-like layout to elevate productivity and morale. Having built a modern, agile workspace to energize and motivate, this brand new center will provide a more collaborative and efficient environment to foster innovation and address customer challenges.” In its pursuit of delivering greater value and supporting innovation, Hyderabad Research & Design Center offers expertise in the development of integrated solutions for building management systems through the use of state-of-the-art technologies to improve workplace efficiency and minimize energy and resource waste. The center also supports product quality automation and simulation, embedded systems and software development for real-time data tracking and system optimization. Hyderabad Research & Design Center was established in 2002 and has worked in close collaboration with other engineering sites across the globe.
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Fire Safety Audit and Management At a time when Fire Safety Audit and Management issues are gaining importance due to sudden rise in fire hazards, it is important to know the answers arising while implementing fire safety audit and management plans in to process. by Sanjeev Nigam, Vice President, Security Services & Fire Products, Gunnebo India
What is Fire Compartmentalization? This is in the form of Passive fire Protection systems taking into consideration clients operations and utilizing devises such as: • Fire Walls • Fire Resistant Doors • Fire Dampers • Fire Seals for Cable and Pipe penetrations • Fire Pillows • Fire retardant Paints Sanjeev Nigam,
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How do companies integrate safety criteria while preserving its economic viability? Transform safety issues into universal Corporate Language i.e. Numbers. Only what can be measured gets done. Unfortunately even today most of the Safety decisions are based on considering these as overheads, rather than allocating them to products and Processes. The second approach is the FIRE SAFETY AUDITING SYSTEM which is a comprehensive management System rather than a technical measure for compliance. This stresses the need for integration through clear Corporate Goals, Policy, Programs and Organizational development. This defines reporting requirements and gives credibility to input through an independent verification process. JANUARY 2017
Here we will talk about Fire safety audits at present: Fire audits must be focussed on 5 key aspects of fire safety.
The Fire: Exposure of Clients premises to External threats from fire All aspects of Fire Prevention within the premises.
What role Detection and Alarm Systems play for the prevention of fire? Early detection of fire can prevent destruction. • Right choice of detectors and Alarm logic in the financially most economical manner consistent with Operations. • Include principally Smoke, Heat, Flame detectors, Air sampling smoke detectors and Beam detectors along with Manual Call points • Study should also include the right placement of detectors and Alarm equipment. What kind of Fire extinguishing systems should we rely? The choice of fire extinguishing systems based on clients process and Hazard which will cover essentially: • Fire Extinguishers • Trailer pumps
• Portable Pumps. • Fire Tenders • Automatic Hydrant Systems • Automatic Sprinkler Systems • Automatic Medium and High velocity Water Spray Systems. • Foam Systems • DCP Systems. Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems employing: • CO2 • Halotron Alternatives • Inert gas Systems • Water Mist Systems All the above Systems should be checked and clients advised in terms of their appropriateness, Efficacy and efficiency. How important is Evacuation Systems? This would include the appropriateness of the evacuation procedures and Fire orders created by clients, what to do in case of Fire, Emergency lighting and Signage, Fire Exits and means of Egress. This ensures safety of human life with in the premises under threat. What can we do to ensure the premises is fully safe? Fire Risk Analysis Investigate clients existing process and evaluate their present risk interms of risk to
life, risk to business, risk to property for major share of all fires reported in the country, no by employing approved tools arrive at optimal solutions for reducing these one knows how to many fires are reportedassets. because subsegmented into: Access control threats, critical infrastructure sites helping protect thenot country’s risks. fire protection systems handled the situation. are making physical security a top (Biometrics, ID management system), Simple measures such as looking What out is known is that the number of fires and the number priority. By leveraging today’s advanced video surveillance (hardware, analytics) for suspicious activity in public places, of • Checksurveillance Existing Fire Safety line withscreening clients process Hazard and PSIM deaths declined over the past two and and scanning, and have video and Systems access in control sharing threatdramatically and incident information • Detailed Firesecurity Audits officials are able to PIAM. decades,with thanks to the combined efforts ofservants, firefighters, technology, the police and public •proactively Training of Clients personnel in upkeep and Maintenance of Fire Systems code officials, fire protection engineers and facility detect threats and respond preparing well for all kinds of hazards •more Annual Maintenance of Fire Systems executives. On the basis of Critical Infrastructure can all contribute towards securing quickly and more effectively than • Expert adviceThrough on future the Extensions/Expansions ever before. use of video Protection by services: critical infrastructure.
The market is classified on the analytics, facilities can receive automatic alerts when certain conditions are met; basis of Services into: risk management 3. Educating employees, Riskexample, assessment for when a person is detected services, designing, integration and conducting event simulations and crossing a perimeter at night,” informed consultation, managed services, and weekly drills is being given much Risks of fire, explosion, implosion, ignition Spillage of inflammable liquids, maintenance and support. Sanjeev Sehgal. importance. Success is measured by Leakages of gases etc. and their impact are comprehensively evaluated. the extent4. of Measures usage oftoeffectively Comprehensive and evacuation are documented and Goradia, “The to Rohini He further firefighting added, “Further Critical plansAccording tackle cyber crime implemented. designed, integrated fire protection infrastructure protection market is following trends have been identified.” activities such as phishing, Distributed segmented by the security technology Denial ofone Service (DDoS), SQL injection, systems. No system should Risk categorization as perand either Clients or Fire Authority guidelines: 1. Technological advancements cross-site scripting, malware, etc. are types, services, vertical geographical be considered such as complex facial recognition regions.” also being disposable, put into place. and no High Risk – Production areas, Raw material systems, storages, packing material one system should be considered a alarm generation, disaster storages, finished goods godowns, Boiler house, transformers, DGsystems, house, management intrusion On the basis of Critical Infrastructure “The security measures should panacea. Process control rooms, EDP installations etc. detection, bomb detection sensors and be in line with the threat level and Protection by security technologies: Network security market, all other kinds of surveillance equipment adapted to the security risk level. ReMedium Risk – Main offices, plant rooms, etc.their place in the active post-incidence measures are hard systems workshops are finding Physical security, Radars, CBRNE,engineering Vehicle identification system, secure protection of the backbone of our to implement in critical infrastructure Low risk - Redundant machinery warehouse, vehicle maintenance country. communication, SCADA security, and after the events have occurred the Vice President, Security Services & Fire workshop, canteen, ambulance room etc. Building management systems time availability would be too less for Products, Gunnebo Indiaon the go. Hence The above risk categorization is from the Business point view. 2. of Participation from public corrective actions Though in commercial, and can industrial bringfacilities aboutaccounts a major change in preventive mechanisms should be in The fires Physical securityinstitutional market is
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UL and IIT Gandhinagar Collaborate to Create India’s First Glass Façade Testing Fire research conducted on Glass building exteriors to study and evolve appropriate fire safety mechanisms in India submitted by UL INDIA
UL, a global safety science organization, has announces its collaboration with one of India’s premier educational institutions, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, for an innovative project to study the nature of fires in buildings with glass exteriors. The goal of the study, which includes regulators, manufacturers and stakeholders of the fire and security community, is to emphasize the urgent need for developing performance based codes and to align norms governing fire safety with country-specific standards. Built environment and infrastructure safety is more important than ever as global economies such as India’s continue to experience rapid growth. New building technologies and struggling public safety infrastructure present new challenges and the two organizations are eager to work together toward a safer tomorrow. The live testing, planned during UL’s 8th Annual Fire Safety Council, will take
imperative to understand the challenges posed by such infrastructure on the health and safety of its occupants and of those who protect them .Our intention, with this study, is to initiate a dialogue on the need for evolving India specific fire safety standards that address the dangers posed by modern constructions.” IITGN Director, Prof. Sudhir K Jain said, “Considering the frequency and severity of fires disasters in our country, a lot of work needs to be done in fire engineering. This facility will play a vital role in addressing this need. IIT Gandhinagar is committed to work on problems of relevance to the country so as to make a meaningful impact. This research project is a good example of the same.” Test data is planned to be available on February 1, 2017 at www.india.ul.com.
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By Anant Joshi, a&s India
Safe City projects are in vogue now and City Surveillance is the new buzzword for security industry. The city surveillance trend is growing in India despite multiple challenges. The Safe City initiative was rolled out by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) few years ago with help of respective states, municipal corporations and local administrative bodies. Now cities are rapidly embracing the concept of Safe City to provide citizens with security and a sense of safety. The Safe City Surat project was implemented almost three years ago. This trend was followed by cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Nanded, Kolhapur, where City Surveillance projects were implemented. Now Hyderabad, Nagpur, Nashik,Aurangabad, Noida, Ludhiyana , Lucknow and many other cities are in the process of becoming Safe Cities. a&s India explores this growing trend. 40
he idea of creating a safe city was propelled by the need to provide citizens with security and safety under mega city plan proposed by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). With urban city threats on a constant rise; aggregate and decipher data from multiple sources to provide critical insights becomes a key game changer. It is important that new generation technologies be used to make citizens safe from Terror, Crime, Riots, Stampede and Natural Calamities (Flood, Storm, forest fire or Earthquake etc.). In a safe city project, the command center acts as the brain .operators charged with maintaining the security and order of the city are constantly on the lookout for unusual situation and, in the event of emergency, must respond to it quickly and effectively. PISIM or Physical Security Incident Management software, can be a powerful tool to enhance the incident management capabilities of Safe City Control Room Team and disaster management troops. Latest Developments According to Aditya Khemka, CEO & Director, Aditya Infotech, “The city surveillance market is booming with the steady rise in the need for reliable solutions to safeguard the city streets. Numerous cities across the country are already investing in construction and centralized surveillance management systems to ensure public security, deter crimes, and improve emergency response systems.” He further added, “Ultra high resolution 4K IP Cameras, NVRs, Video Management Solutions, Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions, and Video Walls & Controls are some of the latest developments in City surveillance.” According to Tom Dodrill, Vertical Market Manager for City Surveillance, Pelco by Schneider Electric, “Growth continues as a top concern for officials and leaders in India, as the influx of population numbers present a number of challenges;such as traffic flow and congestion, potential terrorist threats on city streets, and an influx of crime and vandalism. The quest to protect the general population alongside this growth has lead officials to invest in Safe City solutions that address these threats. From a technology standpoint, Safe City solutions in India incorporate a complete security technology suite,
including video surveillance, access control, video analytics, public safety communications, social media tracking, gunshot detection and license plate recognition, among others – all of which can be unified and managed centrally.”
CEO and Director, Aditya Infotech
Vertical Market Manager for City Surveillance, Pelco
Takayuki Inaba, MD, NEC India
India Country Manager Axis Communications
Vice President - Business Development & Sales , Videonetics
According to Takayuki Inaba, MD, NEC India, “The Indian government has been actively promoting its mission for delivering 100 Smart Cities to promote urban transformation. It is necessary for basic infrastructure to be in place such as water, power, roads and transport facilities to encourage the successful growth of a city. Government initiatives like these are great opportunities for companies like NEC as it will give us a window where we will be able to bring our global expertise and contribute to government’s smart cities mission and Safe City programme.” According to Sudhindra Holla, Country Manager, India & SAARC, Axis Communications,”India has the second largest population in the world today. This itself presents tremendous scope for criminal activities and safety challenges in large cities. It is very easy for miscreants to hide amongst the crowds and go undetected. In large cities, there is no clear demarcation between the business zones and suburbs. Traffic on the roads and foliage on the streets obstruct the view of most surveillance cameras in all areas. During night time, many streets do not have street lighting activated either. Cameras which are not equipped to monitor these streets in the dark become vulnerable in the dark.” He further added,”Another major problem is the lack of CCTV cameras altogether. We have observed that in many instances, cameras are installed only after such an incident has taken place. Smaller stores on the road install fake cameras as a way of theft prevention, which further affects their security.” “Such challenges need to be overcome first. The safety of the public is priority for the government. There is immense scope to improve the security of the public through CCTV cameras. The technological challenges, in many cases, have been overcome through breakthrough technologies such as discreet cameras, high-resolution imaging, network storage, wide dynamic cameras etc. which can be implemented throughout the country for added security,” observed Sudhindra Holla, According to Ashwin Amarpur, Director AllGoVision, “City Surveillance Vertical Market has one of the fastest growing markets for Video Surveillance over the years. With increased terrorist attacks, traffic problems and criminal activities, safer cities have been an area of concern for the Indian government. Video Surveillance equipment is being used in Indian metro cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, etc. and safe city projects are being given focus. Thousands of Surveillance Cameras are being introduced in these cities, and the government plans to establish 100 Smart Cities where Video Surveillance would be of utmost significance.”
According to Avinash Trivedi, Vice President Business Development & Sales , Videonetics, “India offers tremendous business opportunities in the city surveillance verticals since the Security System Deployment has been at its minimal. With rising threat levels, more & more cities would opt for such a system. Some of the large cities like, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Surat, Delhi, and Bhopal etc. are actively using such system.” He further added, “The Smart City Initiative of central government gave much required push to “Safe City” part of “Smart City” and we have seen many state government launching such programs for key cities in their respective states. Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh are some of the leading states who launched big ticket “Safe City” programs. Other states are also expected to follow.”
On 2nd October 2016 , Mumbai City Surveillance project’s second phase was launched by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, The feed from 4,717 cameras at 1,510 locations are beamed to police and traffic control rooms. The Mumbai City Survillance project is being implemented by Larsen and Toubro.
once-siloed departments and agencies to deter, prevent and investigate threats to improve safety. Situational awareness is of critical importance as it allows stakeholders to gain new levels of insight to identify risks more quickly and expedite investigations. High levels of intelligence and awareness are achieved by transforming raw information into actionable intelligence, thereby enabling the capture of evidence that can be used to realize a holistic approach to security.”
According to, Kevin Wine, Vice President, Marketing, Verint, “Safe City initiatives are one of the best ways to build an efficient, proactive security posture to help enhance safety, and propel increased collaboration between city officials, security leaders, law enforcement, and first responders. These projects incorporate a broad network of sensors, processes, and systems that help cities achieve new levels of situational awareness. By aggregating large amounts of data and turning it into valuable information, city officials are better positioned to identify threats, manage emergency situations and investigate incidents.”
He further added, “The growing acceptance of Big Data analysis and the Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly improved the collection of data across municipalities. These functions permit the collection of the most relevant data across systems, services, and devices, driving collaboration across
We presently offer Ultra HD 4K cameras, IP cameras and NVR, robust and scalable enterprise video management solutions equipped with Edge analytics offering analytical capabilities such as facial detection, fog/ defog, intrusion, tripwire, abandoned, missing, and much more.
According to Anand Chakravarthi, Area Director of Surveillance Solution, Pivot3,” Safe City projects are growing in popularity across the globe as more metropolitan areas become more proactive with security initiatives and increase efficiency across city infrastructures. Video surveillance is a key part of any Safe City program as it helps operators gain higher levels of situational awareness and intelligence. Just like enterprise organizations, cities now use Big Data and network-enabled devices to get the most out of their investments in public safety initiatives. The collection and correlation of data, whether securityor business-related, helps cities develop programs that lower crime rates, manage traffic flow and enable timely responses to situations.”
Aditya Khemka, CEO and Director, Aditya Infotech
According to Jinesh Shah, Director, Avik Technology, “In security industry technology is changing very fast, solution provider must keep pace with the latest technology, implementation of HD camera and rising need of Biometrics machines will help solution provider to be in race. Introduction of Internet Protocol (IP) based cctv cameras, remote surveillance, video analytics, digital video & IoT these are the latest development.”
Opportunities and Challenges
“System integrators continue to face operational and implementation hurdles due to lack of awareness, training and process standardization. Furthermore, lack of established policies to regulate security frameworks or central monitoring discounts the effectiveness of the entire securing process,” observed Aditya Khemka. He further added, “The security market offers ample opportunities to system integrators at various levels, including transition, upgrades, customization, and other value added services.” “It is estimated that by 2025, 600 million people will be living in urban India. To handle such large-scale urbanization, there is a need to find new ways to manage complexity, increase efficiency, reduce expenses and simultaneously improve quality of life. Hence the need is to build smart cities. A research from Frost and Sullivan estimated the Safe City market could reach $3.3 trillion by 2025. The rising population growth in mega cities such as Gujarat and New Delhi may be a key challenge to the government as their needs will be different from smaller cities. Apart from the huge population, India would also have to find ways to effectively manage the cities, its demand and environment. It would be advisable to take gradual steps and engage citizens on a community level to know their needs, so that solutions can be created based on feedback,” said Takayuki Inaba.
Product Manager -Video Security, Sony
He further added, “Another challenge that we face today is that we need to go through multiple layers of authorities, authentications and approvals. In addition, Indian cities are so diverse – each with its own set of geographic and demographic complexities, strengths and requirements. In India, NEC is working closely with the central and state governments to understand the need of utilising technology for tackling governance challenges and making a smart city safe.” “Public safety and security is one of our priorities and focus in India.We offer a variety of solutions including biometrics and fingerprinting technology for police forensic departments and cybercrimes. NEC has already successfully deployed our advanced Face Recognition System, ranked No.1 in the world, in Surat Safe City for Surat Police, and at Lemon Tree Premier, Delhi Airport in India. These solutions empower security teams to prevent crime by offering real-time blacklist and whitelist management using highly intelligent live CCTV feed analysis. We are also one of the biometric solution providers for India’s largest national ID project,” informed Takayuki Inaba. According to Ashwin Amarpur following are the opportunities and challenges: Opportunities: The central and state governments of India and the police forces are putting emphasis on the use of Technology to improve the Security Systems. The focus on Surveillance projects has increased drastically over the years and the use of CCTVs, Video Analytics, Data Mining Solutions etc. is prevalent. Thus, the opportunity is huge for the OEMs and SIs. Challenges: Reducing the vulnerabilities which may exist in the implementation of Surveillance Projects is a big challenge. Also, ensuring sustainable growth of cities through proper planning, efficient management and good governance is also essential along with ensuring the safety of new emergent cities. Improved quality of life and economic development is also a major concern. According to Divanshu Gupta, Product Manager -Video Security, Sony- India , “Being as a growing market of
city surveillance projects many Solution Provider have opportunity to work on Bigger scale via which their scale of bidding project will be high , Gain more experience and Good association with Big contractor. Most of these projects will be High value projects which will help them to increase their Bidding Qualification. Central as well as state governments are now working with state police agencies towards creating high security standards by undertaking security projects that include deployment of modern security infrastructure such as CCTVs, gun shot detectors, Video analytics, data mining solutions, etc. There has been an increased focus of the state and the central government on Security and Surveillance projects which may result in bigger safe city project opportunities for system integrators and technology partners.” He further added, “The challenges includes significant Manpower and associated cost, Budget Restrain , Standardization and interoperability, Lack of awareness within communities,
Anand Chakravarthi, Area Vice President, Pivot3
Vice President of Marketing, Verint
Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Arteco
Director, Avik Technology
“While the opportunities are tremendous, the challenges are also manifold for example, lack of technical understanding of the agency spearheading the project, no “rule book” to turn to when it comes to project designing or requirement finalization, no uniformity/neutrality of specs resulting in vendor driven, fit to budget system rather than a system which is needed on outcome basis etc. More focus is given on IT components of the projects rather than specific “use-cases” which are relevant to the project from law & order, traffic management and overall improvement of quality of life of common citizen,” said Avinash Trivedi. He further added, “Another challenge is selection of technology which is best suited to Indian conditions. Indian Technology Companies should be provided with an equal & just opportunity to offer their products & solutions. It is seen that the government project tenders have pre-qualification criteria which prohibits Indian companies from participating in such projects. Such criteria are either too restrictive or favors foreign technology companies thereby denying equal opportunity to Indian technology companies. Such demand is overdue and it is time Indian technology is given its due importance and place in such government procurement.” According to Anand Chakravarthi, “The biggest challenge with today’s Safe City programs is how to effectively store and manage captured video. Often times, the volume of video information collected from modern systems can be overwhelming. At the same time, the value of video has increased and cities must ensure this critical data is protected. Instances in which live or recorded video becomes inaccessible and data is lost can lead to compliance issues, vulnerabilities and operational shutdowns. Therefore, ensuring the protection of video data is paramount to any Safe City initiative.”
He further added, “We’re starting to see large cities deploy more advanced IT solutions than those traditionally relied on to store video, such as NVRs and DVRs which cannot provide the performance or reliability of newer solutions. Traditional enterprise storage appliances are often too expensive and complex for video deployments. Storage and data management platforms that deliver robust enterprise-class IT capabilities deliver advanced levels of video and data protection, system performance and cost efficiencies, enabling users to realize the benefits of highly efficient shared storage and built-in failover without the complexity or cost typically associated with infrastructure based on separate servers and SAN storage. Cities need to closely evaluate how they can incorporate more advanced IT platforms into their video storage infrastructure. Critical capabilities to look for include the ability to support the write-intensive nature of video surveillance environments, built-in failover and robust performance to protect from system failures.”
According to Steve Birkmeier, Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Arteco, Safe City projects face the uphill battle of obtaining buy-in for public-private partnerships, which enable municipal officials to cover more ground by leveraging security devices installed by private businesses within city limits. Cities that are considering overarching Safe City projects must also consider budgeting for infrastructure improvement, installation and maintenance costs, both in the short- and long-term, and where the burden of certain costs will fall. Since the demand for video surveillance and video management technology is increasing, many diverse applications across cities are already equipped with an initial surveillance technology investment, so the opportunity for interoperability and growth is found when cities begin to connect these systems together across vertical markets through advanced
Intelligent management integrated with information and communication technology (ICT) and active citizen participation drive the creation of smart and safe cities. Moreover, integration and collaboration of resources and authorities are a key requirement for any city to work smartly.
“There is significant interest in deploying technologies that help cities realize new levels of intelligence and situational awareness. How are these goals obtained? It’s through the combination of multiple processes, solutions and technologies, and aggregating information from these sources to gain the most accurate information available about a situation at any given time. Technology tools are a valuable component of building high levels of awareness. Surveillance analytics, for example, allow law enforcement and security officials to quickly pinpoint when an individual breaches a protected area and can also be used in post-event analysis to determine trends,” said Kevin Wine.
software platforms that require little to no installation time.
Managing Director, NEC India
“The Security in India is at par with the rest of the world so there are certain things that need to take care in Safe cities. We are on the edge of Digital revolutions still Indian Organization face scarcity due to non-availability of skilled cyber security professional. But with the help of new technologies in video surveillance playing a vital role is Safe cities Face recognition, man counting, are playing crucial role in security of society. In spite of these Indian security industry facing lot of challenge such as non-standers products and services, lack of skilled and trained manpower, low awareness of security need and pirated security software,” informed Jinesh shah.
“Thoroughly inspecting the expanse to be covered, identifying the loopholes, designing the technologies and solutions to be deployed, obtaining the required permissions and sanctions, installation and implementing solutions as per designed plan, running a test, imparting training to the personnel in charge of the controls,” suggested Aditya Khemka. “The Safe City concept was designed to help augment city agencies, support response in man-made or natural disasters, and encourage collaboration between public and private agencies – all in an effort to build an urban environment that strives to achieve the safety and security of its resident while fostering future opportunity and growth. It’s critical for these Safe City solutions to have the capacity for information to be shared easily and quickly with key stakeholders. Additionally, considerations must be made for the storage needed to keep video data, analytics required to gather intelligence, and how data from multiple devices will be analyzed,” suggested Tom Dodrill. He further added, “Another consideration is reliability. Having cameras, video management and other sensors deployed that do not provide best-in-class capabilities, may fail at critical times,,or require constant maintenance is worse than not having any systems in place at all. Critical time response maybe lost as operators hunt for operational cameras or look for data that is not available. Remember, Safe City systems are only
as reliable as the least reliable components and compromising on low-quality and lowreliability systems may impact the reliability of the Safe City solution.” “Today, the world is facing threats and dangers in various forms ranging from natural disasters like earthquakes, flood and hurricanes to social risks like terrorism and cyber-attacks which compromises the safety of society. It is important to safeguard not just the citizens but data against theft for a sustainable society. Biometric and surveillance solutions are beneficial tools for border security and protecting financial assets, improving productivity and the quality of life. These cutting-edge solutions and technologies are designed to cope with threats at all levels from individual to families, enterprises and governments by not only preventing a crisis but also by reinforcing crisis response capabilities,” suggested Takayuki Inaba. He further added, “Biometric solutions measure and analyse human physiological or behavioural characteristics for authentication or identification purposes. It identifies people by personal traits such as the characteristics of their faces or fingerprints which makes the technology extremely intelligent, precise, quick and reliable.” “NEC has successfully deployed our biometric solutions across a vast number of governments and enterprises for the authentication and identification purposes in sectors such as aviation, banking & financial services, government (civil, criminal, citizen IDs - Aadhar) and hospitality,” informed Takayuki Inaba. “When it comes to city surveillance, the focus is often upon securing the areas with high foot traffic and vulnerable regions with basic cameras. But that is not enough. Some cameras are not equipped to spot details such as faces and license plates which are essential for the authorities,” suggested Sudhindra Holla. He further added, “As an end-to-end provider, we try to keep such loopholes in mind. Axis has a no backdoor policy which means that the data collected by our systems cannot be hacked. One should keep in mind that every video recorded on the streets has to be secure, without which, one cannot claim to provide 100 % security. Such end-to-end solutions are a must to keep cities secure.” “The key considerations for Safe Cities/ City Surveillance would include making the police forces well-equipped with modern technologies. This would assist
in improving the internal security and in managing disorders. Another concern is the procurement of modern equipment for perimeter protection, cyber patrol and vehicle management systems,” said Ashwin Amarpur. According to Divanshu Gupta, “The key considerations are Technology Staretgy,Economic Power,Threat Perception (Safety & Security) and Urbanization culture.” “One of the key factors to consider when choosing the right technology or integrations for a city surveillance application is prioritizing incoming data that is generated by each device. Every device has a purpose, but in a large, complex structure like a municipality, it can be easy to lose track of all the moving parts. Moreover, these devices typically generate much more information than is necessary for investigative inquiries or emergency response, making it more difficult to sort and act on critical data,” said Steve Birkmeier. He further added, “To ensure that only the most relevant and “eventful” information is reaching law enforcement, policy or business decision-makers, a software-based, openplatform event management hub with an intuitive central interface is ideal for city security officials to make sense of real-time or recorded data and work together to enact cohesive initiatives that benefit citizens, public institutions and private organizations.” According to Jinesh shah, “In safe city surveillance key factor is CCTV camera with integration of software also the road safety is equally important. Over speed has to be monitored. Day by day use of good quality CCTV cameras especially IP Cameras increase
due to which data storage and protection of data is very important. So the demand for Data storage with cyber security in increasing.”
New Tech Trends
“The latest technology trends includes 4K Resolution cameras, NVRs, Cloud video surveillance, Video Management Systems, and smart analytics such as facial detection, fog/ defog, intrusion, tripwire, abandoned, missing, etc. are some of the trending solutions in city surveillance of late,” informed Aditya Khemka. “While certainly not new, systems integration is emerging as an increasingly necessary tool to unify systems and make situational awareness easier for operators to manage and respond. Cameras and video management are more effective when connected to video analytics, automatic license plate recognition (ANPR), data analytics, and other security systems and data systems to form a comprehensive Safe City solution,” opined Tom Dodrill. He further added, “As an example, analytics now have the capability to provide advanced warning to police and other city officials when crowds may be gathering for a protest or, worse yet, a flash mob intent on wreaking havoc in a particular area of town. This information allows the Safe City system operator to view cameras in the area to identify any anomalies. These sets of information allow the operator to understand what is occurring and send resources to the area.” “On a day-to-day basis, video analytics software can aid city officials in analyzing traffic patterns, identifying critical choke points, congested areas and when certain areas are seeing the most traffic. This information can then be used to address the issues and improve quality of life for citizens,”
observed Tom Dodrill. “Intelligent management integrated with information and communication technology (ICT) and active citizen participation drive the creation of smart and safe cities. Moreover, integration and collaboration of resources and authorities are a key requirement for any city to work smartly. At the same time, giving its citizens access to smart energy and make better use of scarce resources is also a key attribute of a smart city. But what forms the foundation of any smart city is the ‘safety’ of its citizens and resources,” explained Takayuki Inaba. He further added, “With our experience over the years, we have witnessed many instances where the use of biometric solution has aligned processes, reduced theft, increased security and hence service reliability. In India, NEC’s Face Recognition Solution (FRS) is utilized at Lemon Tree Premier, New Delhi. Situated in the upcoming Aerocity Hospitality District, in close proximity to the international airport, Lemon Tree Premier was required to have a top-end surveillance and security system. Another such deployment is with Surat City Police in a city surveillance environment where FRS technology has contributed to bring the crime rate down by 27% in the city. We also deployed the same technology at Krishna Pushkaram which is one of the largest festivals in Andhra Pradesh for large scale crowd control and traffic management. The FRS technology not only helps them with blacklist management but white list management for privileged guests as well.”
“The new generation safe city/city surveillance systems are designed to address not only typical law & order aspects but also to address concerns of traffic management, emergency response management, multi-agency coordination system, distress call management system etc. We see clear trends in customers asking such integrated systems. However, the basic need remains law & order control,” said Avinash Trivedi.
“Some of the Latest Innovative solutions that can be embedded with City surveillance will be like Facial Recognition System, License Plate Capture, Speed detection, Red Light Violation System, Wrong Lane driving detection, Vehicle Tracking System, Vehicle Mounted Cameras. Integrated with Public Addressing System, Integration
Axis Cameras come with Axis Camera Application Platforms (ACAP) which enables you to download applications onto your Axis cameras and video encoders which increase system performance with added analytics and other smart functionalities.
“Video Analytics is an essential element nowadays for technically advanced Safe Cities projects as it can provide a complete package of solutions which are useful for different purposes like Perimeter Protection, Detection of Suspicious Incidences, Traffic Management, Counting, etc. Also, Video Analytics ensures that the cost invested on Manpower is reduced to a great extent and the overall return on investment for the government is high,” suggested Ashwin Amarpur.
with E-challan smart Traffic enforcement,” suggested Divanshu Gupta.
Country Manager, India & SAARC, Axis Communications
He further elaborated, “There are available surveillance technologies to protect Crime ,Person,Property, Before possible issues and also after the real issues to understand and take the right decision and to cooperate among entities public and private. Just as in the broadcast or consumer markets, the transition from SD (standard definition) to HD is pretty much established, and now, the trend is moving to 4K. With 4K resolution, you can cover a larger area and also capture details of scenes like a face or a car license plate number with 1 camera. This solves the current issue of having many cameras or use PTZ camera for specific areas and cannot see other areas at the same time. 4K can expand the potential of security cameras such as sharing same security system for multi-purpose by multi-users.” “Video event management software, or VEMS, is a new breed of video surveillance analysis that is a step above traditional video management systems. These systems consolidate alarm and event notifications from a large variety of third-party device manufacturers and streamline the monitoring process to make event detection less cumbersome for security teams. What is even more exciting is the breadth of integrations that are possible with these open platforms, making it less prohibitive for a business or organization to explore investing in new, innovative devices such as biometric access, facial recognition, building automation or license plate recognition, and connect their information back through one user interface.” said Steve Birkmeier. “Due to implementation of IP camera in is possible that we can integrate the CCTV camera with the new technology such as Missing object, face recognition, video analytics and IoT, ” suggested Jinesh shah.
“We presently offer Ultra HD 4K cameras, IP cameras
and NVR, robust and scalable enterprise video management solutions equipped with Edge analytics offering analytical capabilities such as facial detection, fog/ defog, intrusion, tripwire, abandoned, missing, and much more,” informed Aditya Khemka. “Safe City applications are ideal for a number of products from Pelco by Schneider Electric, including our panoramic camera selections, such as Optera – for 180-, 270- or 360-degree coverage that offers a more comprehensive view of a scene. PTZ cameras, such as the Spectra Enhanced or Esprit Enhanced, are a critical component of Safe City solutions, providing real-time, low-light viewing with wide dynamic range capabilities; as well as, advanced electronic image defogging and stabilization. Spectra Enhanced is ideal for most surveillance applications particularly where camera direction stealth and direct look down capability is needed.Esprit Enhanced is ideal for applications with above the horizon viewing requirements. Both Spectra and Esprit and have been a mainstay in municipal surveillance networks worldwide,” said Tom Dodrill. He further added,“Finally, our next-generation VideoXpert Video Management System offers city officials a way to intuitively control and display critical security and video data in a single platform. VideoXpert’s plugin architecture allows integration to third-party systems to provide a unified situational awareness platform. Among the many new features are near real-time camera-tocamera video switching allow operators to quickly view systems cameras without the fatigue induced by freezing camera or black screens as cameras switch in other systems;advanced UI allows camera grouping, event management, mapping, and simplified multi-screen selection. Multi-recorded camera synchronous playback simplifies incident review and allows investigators to quickly develop evidence for prosecutions.” “NEC has dedicated over 40 years in developing the most efficient and accurate biometric solutions. And today, NEC is the world’s leader in biometric solutions for both law enforcement and identity management applications, as tested by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),” said Takayuki Inaba. He further added, “Today, NEC offers a variety of solutions including the biometrics, fingerprinting technology for police and forensics departments in India. NEC aims to bring global-scale offerings to India creating safer and secure cities that augment social
infrastructure by means of ICT. We have been involved in various smart city projects across the world, including those in Singapore, Brazil, and Argentina.With the advent of smartphones and portable mobile devices, NeoFace Smart ID is a suite of mobile software application for capturing biometrics information based on Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) or facial recognition search. It is mainly used to identify victims and suspects in the field to help investigators solve crime.” NEC’s Smart City Solutions are: Human: • Advanced Video surveillance (Face Recognition, Behaviour Detection) • Identity Management Solutions for Citizen Services and Criminal Identification (AFIS) • Access Control Solutions for Sensitive locations Transportation: • Traffic Management Solutions • Parking management (RFID Based Solutions) • Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) • Speed Detection / Red Light Violation Energy: • Infrastructure for EV charging • Electricity Storage System • Storage system at home • EMS (BEMS, HEMS, SEMS • Eco-Office • Eco-Data Center • Energy efficient Paint Information: • e-Payment Solutions (NFC Based) • Digital Signage Solutions • Giant Screens for outdoor Public Displays • Radio Communication Solutions • Unified Communication Solutions for centralized Command and Control
“Axis Cameras come with Axis Camera Application Platforms (ACAP) which enables you to download applications onto your Axis cameras and video encoders which increase system performance with added analytics and other smart functionalities. Advancements in the field of surveillance has catapulted basic security to a highly advanced various HD CCTV solutions are now commercially available. The purpose of these solutions is to enable end-users to receive the benefits of high definition video and not have to install network infrastructure,” said Sudhindra Holla. “AllGoVision is well equipped with 50+ Basic and Advanced Features which are very effective solutions for Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Smart Retail and Traffic Management. Intrusion Detection, Detection of Suspicious Incidences, Crowd Management are some of the features which are highly effective in Video Surveillance Solutions for Cities/ Buildings. Multi Camera Tracking is the latest addition to the feature set which assists in tracking an object like a person or a vehicle across multiple cameras throughout the city. For Traffic Management, there are features like License Plate Recognition, Vehicle Counting, Speeding Detection, Illegal Parking Detection, RLVD, Parking Management, etc. Counting and Face Recognition features are also very effective with varied applications,” suggested Ashwin Amarpur. “At a macro level, the broad objectives & requirements from a safe city/city surveillance system should be made clear. Accordingly, specification finalization, proof of concepts, performance benchmarking, and procurement & implementation methodology should be decided. I believe phase wise implementation instead of a big bang approach is always successful. This way, the results are seen at a
much faster way and at a much lower cost,” suggested Avinash Trivedi. He further added, “Videonetics is the first Indian Software Development Company to provide Integrated Visual Computing Platform. The platform provides solutions like Intelligent Video Management Software, Video Analytics customized & tuned as per Indian environment, Video Summarization for quick review of past recorded video, Intelligent Traffic Monitoring & Violation Detection Systems like, ANPR, Red Light Violation Detection, Over Speeding, No Parking, Wrong Way and Automated Challan Generation Integration and Facial Recognition etc.” According to Divanshu Gupta, “Sony’s latest ultra-high sensitivity technology is revolutionising the way we secure our cities. Ability to record in near pitch darkness with 4K (SNC-VB770 & SNC-VM772R) resolution means enhanced security for docks, unlit parking lots and alleyways. Keeping the traffic moving and identifying issues quickly and clearly has become imperative over the years. City streets are becoming busier, and the number of roadrage incidents are on the rise.”
our organization to realize comprehensive intelligence. It has worked well for our business over the past year, and we aim to help our customers achieve the same level of efficiency and knowledge as we reach 2017,” said Kevin Wine. He further added, “Actionable Intelligence is the core of what we do at Verint, and it drives our research and development, and innovation. We believe that the collaboration of various stakeholders, business functions, and strategies allows cities and governments to be more focused, effectively identify threats, develop trends, and quickly access relevant data to meet evolving security and operational requirements.” “As far as Advance Infotech (AVIK) concern, in today’s security industries latest technology is available to secure the smart cities but
According to Anand Chakravarthi, “Pivot3 delivers hyperconverged platforms that are specifically optimized for video surveillance workloads, providing high levels of performance, resiliency and mobility. Our solutions are designed to store video data without loss and protect from any failures. This approach, which leverages technologies proven valuable within the stringent restrictions of the IT world, enables our customers to access video when and where it is needed most. Additionally, Pivot3 hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions are simple to deploy and manage, and scalable as video surveillance and security requirements within city environments change over time.”
“Today’s forward-thinking cities and government agencies focus on preventing risk to help ensure safety and security, and realize efficiencies across its infrastructure. As a company, Verint promotes this same concept, combining physical security, IT functionality, and cyber security efforts to help enable
He further added, “Keeping the general public safe on the streets has never been so important. Intelligent coding in 4K resolution enables the viewer to zoom in to key areas of interest and still retain clarity. The added bonus is that Intelligent Coding also allows more efficient management of bandwidth and storage costs.”
City Surveillance Vertical Market has one of the fastest growing markets for Video Surveillance over the years. With increased terrorist attacks, traffic problems and criminal activities, safer cities have been an area of concern for the Indian government. Video Surveillance equipment is being used in Indian metro cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, etc. Director AllGoVision
lack of knowledge, lack of skilled security professional and non-availability of proper education and guidance, we are far away. We (AVIK) providing cutting age solutions to the security professional as well as we are education them about new technologies in the world of security, also we have launched some Innovative product in IP segment (AVIK
Elegant Series) ,” informed Jinesh shah.
“Safe city projects, irrespective of the other factors, require few common things- a real time visibility and quick response system as an absolute imperative. These are inherent outcomes of an integrated security system and centralized information system. An integrated public security should provide three elements- Monitoring, communication, and mobility solutions. All these aspects are linked with a Command and Control Centre to mitigate the risk across the city by providing actionable intelligence and enabling speedy security incidence resolution,” opined Aditya Khemka. According to Takayuki Inaba, “There are five technologies that are required to secure cities today: sensing, authentication, monitoring, control, and cloud computing.” Sensing - Cutting-edge sensors and video authentication technology that use RFID and wireless sensor networks encompassing the land, sea, air and outer space make it possible to provide a variety of data concerning all aspects of urban life for advanced authentication. This data can be effectively visualized, accumulated and used in many scenarios, such as for early detection of earthquakes to enable preparedness throughout the Smart City, for monitoring of long-distance highways through the use of optical cable sensors, and for advanced biometric recognition in which video data is also used. Authentication - The data acquired through sensing is continuously authenticated via location and condition validity checks. Since the amount of urban authentication data in a Smart City is enormous, advanced NEC authentication technologies renowned for high-speed processing and precision are employed to ensure genuine real-time authentication. Monitoring - Along with monitoring the normalcy of sensing, authentication, control and other conditions, information is reported in real time to the required locations upon detection of anomalies. For example, when an anomaly occurs, this is relayed along with video or other data in real time to the required locations to allow effective prevention of crime, accidents and most critically for the Smart City as a whole disasters. Control - Monitored data is analyzed in real time and the optimum control information is determined and transmitted. For example,
air conditioning inside buildings can be controlled more precisely through the use of location information, resulting in the creation of an environment that is better adapted to the needs of the people who work there. Cloud computing - Robust remote backup functions capable of withstanding local disasters can provide required information without users being aware of the location of hardware and data. Moreover, rapid and flexible response is enabled for services whose contents change according to the situation and the lapse of time. For example, residential services can be tailored to individual districts and resources can be flexibly allocated for maximum effect when large amounts of processing are required. “Apart from installing surveillance systems and enhancing physical security, we need to ensure that public areas are always under scrutiny. Many market places and tourist areas are subject to criminal activities. Instead of waiting for an incident to take place, it should be made mandatory for all streets to have advanced security that can be monitored by the police department,” observed Sudhindra Holla. He further added, “For example, Cubbon Park in Bangalore, which is one of the most visited tourist areas has recently been equipped with CCTV cameras to avoid anti-social elements. These kind of initiatives are essential to ensure security in public places.”
Nagpur Safe and Smart City Project Gets Underway Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has inaugurated Nagpur Safe and smart City Project on 1st January, 2017. He said that Nagpur will become Wi-Fi enabled city by March 2017.Fadnavis was here to inaugurate the public Wi-Fi system under the Smart City project. Union Minister for Road Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari too was present for the function. He said, Nagpur will take shape of ‘Smart and Safe’ city by March 2017. “Around 4000 surveillance cameras have been installed in the city. This will help police in obtaining information about accidents and criminal
“Videonetics Integrated Visual Computing Platform is becoming a gold standard for safe city & ITMS projects in India. It has been implemented successfully in many cities including Kolkata, Bangalore, Rajkot, Haridwar, Allahabad, Indore, Ujjain Dewas, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Khandwa, Bhopal, Omkareshwar, Katni, Kochi, Trichy and Kozhikode,” informed Avinash Trivedi.He also announced, “We have also won few very large safe city projects in India for which the official announcement will be made at an appropriate time.”
“Securing a city centre car park in 4K resolution means that you can easily capture number plates, faces and suspicious activity in crisp clarity. Again here, multi-tracking from Sony can monitor different individuals or groups of people at the same time – very helpful if the car
Securing a city centre, car park in 4K resolution means that you can easily capture number plates, faces and suspicious activity in crisp clarity. Again here, multi-tracking from Sony can monitor different individuals or groups of people at the same time. Sony network cameras helped Indore Police in improving road traffic management. Divanshu Gupta,
Product Manager -Video Security, Sony
“Some of the new initiatives that can make Smart Cities secure would include Effective Video Surveillance and Monitoring with the help of Video Analytics, use of GPS and 3D Mapping, Modernization of Police and Security Forces, Traffic Management and Crowd Management,” said Ashwin Amarpur.
activities and also help in real time planning of traffic movement,” said the CM Fadnavis. According to offical sources, digital kiosks will be installed at city bus stops, wherein the passengers will get location of the buses, seating arrangements and timings on screen. Various government services will be available online for citizens as digitalisation initiatives have been implemented in city and by the end of this year, Nagpur is set to become digital city of the country. The Nagpur Safe and Samrt City project is being implemented by Larsen and Toubro.
park is busy.Multi-tracking can be extremely useful in shopping centres, museums and event venues – a single camera enables tracking the movement of several individuals at the same time,” suggested Divanshu Gupta He further added, “Sony network cameras helped Indore Police in improving road traffic management. Big cities demand effective road traffic management solutions. In collaboration with Sony India, Indore Police has installed a total of 210 SNC-CH120, SNCCH240 and ER580 security cameras as part of the city’s automated Red Light Violation Detection system. The cameras are integrated with a system that automatically generates electronic penalty notices (e-Challans), helping Indore Police reduce offending rates and improve road safety.” “Now a day’s everything is available latest technology, solutions, only thing we have to do is to educate our channel partners, and give ideas about new technologies and solutions available with us.Once we are able to educate them the Smart and safe Cities project will be fool proof,” concluded Jinesh Shah.
Honeywell Helps Bhubaneshwar Boost Security with City-Wide Surveillance System Honeywell technologies a key enabler in making Bhubaneshwar a smart city submitted by honeywell
oneywell has announced that it is helping Odisha Police with a city-wide surveillance system that helps boost security, prevent crimes, maintain law and order, and control traffic in the state’s capital city. The quality of the city’s security is exemplified by Bhubaneshwar’s recent win at the World Smart City Awards. The recognition from the Smart City Expo World Congress is a testimony of Bhubaneshwar’s transformation by adopting cutting-edge technology for resolving urban challenges.
The Honeywell project provides 28 strategic locations in the city with 114 integrated closed-circuit televisions and automatic number plate reading cameras using a command and control system that
provides a common operating picture, interactive control, event correlation, and mobile van surveillance in the Police Commissionerate headquarters. “We are happy to work with Odisha Police to support their progressive approach to smart safety in the city. At Honeywell, our continued focus is on making cities smarter, safer, and more secure, in support of India’s 100 Smart Cities vision. We are proud that our expertise is helping our partners and are delighted that Bhubaneshwar has been recognized by Smart City Expo World Congress for its tremendous efforts,” said Aseem Joshi, Regional General Manager, Honeywell Building Solutions in India.
For better situational awareness, mobile cameras and digital video recorders have been installed on 33 police vans. These cameras transmit recordings at a predetermined frequency to the command centres. The cameras are designed to withstand high day-time temperatures. Red-light violation detection systems and advanced video analytics help alert police about traffic violations and enable prompt incident management. Honeywell is uniquely positioned with the broadest technology solutions portfolio to support India’s 100 Smart Cities vision. It is already working on projects in Aurangabad in Maharashtra, an 11-city project in Madhya Pradesh, including a successful Ujjain Simhastha Kumbh event.
End-User Perspective on Safe Cities
One of the most user-friendly technologies that can play a crucial role in city surveillance is the extensive use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, which play a vital role in ensuring day-today surveillance, crime prevention and monitoring of illegal or suspicious activities. By Rupan Sidhu, Director, Corporate Affairs, G4S India
Director, Corporate Affairs, G4S India
Today, cities face a wide range of threats and to reduce the impact of these threats, it is critical for the authorities to capture real-time information on what is happening in and around the city. Rise in terrorist activities, growing crime rates, data thefts, remote monitoring, growth of public infrastructure, increasing IT spending, government initiatives and increasing security spending are some of the factors boosting the surveillance market in India. Tier 1, 2, 3 and even 4 are showing pronounced growth in numbers in the past few years.
The key considerations for safe cities is to create the best law & order situation where security & safety is ensured to all the citizens and the commuters to have 24*7 best / smart traffic solutions & crime control infrastructure facilitating proactive security through monitoring at centralised command & control centre & proper patrolling by the police. The rapid emergency response at any part of the city within a minimum & acceptable time frame needs to be catered. Hence, a befitting Integrated Security Design comprised of adequate/ optimum resources in terms of equipments & technology along with systems involved, PCR Vehicles and trained manpower available without shortages, should be in place as per Risk Profile and crime probability & gaps analysis in a Smart City.
Modern governments are using various tools like cyber security, smarter policing using the situational awareness platform, integration of technologies like number plate identification, face recognition and lawful interception amongst others. In fact one the key technology being implemented today is the face recognition software which is being deployed in public areas like bus stands and railway stations. The Indian Police is deploying CCTNS systems across various states which by the integrated use of face recognition identifies the blacklisted person as soon as he comes near the camera view, post which the police command and control room can be easily notified about this activity, hastening the response process.
G4S offers turnkey solutions for all kinds of electronic security across all verticals. We provide a comprehensive security package designed to protect staff, premises and assets. The cutting edge technology within every installation ensures unified security intelligence through seamless multiway communication between various technologies on one single platform. One of the most innovative solutions by G4S is the Control Centre- 4CI. G4S designs, supply and construct integrated control rooms to match operational requirements. Our proposed solutions enable operators to seamlessly monitor video feeds from any of the connected CCTV cameras through a single unified Common Operating Picture (COP). Data from third party systems can also be displayed to ensure that operators have ‘the full picture’. Our highly flexible and resilient solutions address immediate critical business demands and any future functionality or operational requirements. Implementation of our control room solutions will provide Business & Operational Continuity while leveraging value from existing hardware infrastructure.
By 2025, India will account for 36 out of 440 emerging cities in the world according to McKinsey Global. Presently, around 31% of India is urbanized; by 2050 India will have 68 cities with a population of more than 1 million, 13 cities with more than 4 million people and 6 megacities with a population of over 10 million. At the same time, urbanization is causing a huge pressure on civic infrastructure leading to increase in slum areas, traffic congestion and also fueling the ever widening gap between the haves and the have-nots. Cities that attract economic power and foster growth also spawn crime, violence & and an overall sense of insecurity. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the rate of incidences of crime (cognizable offenses under IPC) has seen a major upward trend. Foremost among these is rape, the number of incidences of which has risen by 873% since 1953. It is followed by kidnapping and abduction (749%) and murder (250%) There are several small security elements that can together create a desired safe and secure city scenario, these are listed as follows: • Video Surveillance and monitoring at identified vulnerable locations • Detection tools against CBRNe threats • 3D GIS Mapping of the City • GPS based Patrol services • Dedicated hot line for women complaint cell and other reports that need immediate attention; • Capacity building and modernization of various paramilitary forces; • Traffic management; • Sustainability & Accountability through information sharing and community involvement; • Better Urban design & planning; E.g.; well lit streets, squares, parks etc • Up-gradation of slums; • Management of Public Spaces; • Education & health facilities for poor; • Use of local crime surveys and crime audits • Partnership between Government, civil Society & industry
Safe City and Smart City Projects are Key Growth Drivers for
Facial Recognition Solutions Overview
The advent of new technologies such as high-definition CCTV and high-resolution 3D facial recognition technologies along with iris recognition and emotion detection have enhanced the facial recognition market. However, integration of new facial recognition technologies with the existing legacy system is limiting the growth of facial recognition solutions in the market.The application of facial recognition in the government sector is split into two divisions, which is homeland security and military. Facial recognition technologies are quickly being combined into the framework of homeland security. Various government initiatives to apply next-generation identification programs to generate nationwidecentralized database of criminalsâ€™ images and other biometric features will drive the growth of this market in the coming years. In the military segment, the use of facial recognition technologies has increased over the years. This segment uses many facial recognition technologies to minimize the threats associated with terrorism and border securities. Rising worries for safeguarding military base camps and military strategic or sensitive areas will influence the adoption of
The facial recognition market size is estimated to grow from USD 3.35 billion in 2016 to USD 6.84 billion by 2021, at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 15.3% from 2016 to 2021. In todayâ€™s corporate world, the need to secure data and physical property is both extremely important and increasingly difficult. The rising need for surveillance has become one of the major factors to drive the facial recognition market. BY Anant Joshi, a&s India
facial recognition technology.The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has a great scope for growth of facial recognition market in terms of usages of the facial recognition software. The facial recognition market in APAC is anticipated to grow significantly, due to huge governmental investments in security & surveillance infrastructure, increased public awareness, and emergence of refined technologies backed by analytics.
â€œAccording to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research 2015, the global facial recognition market
Managing Director, NEC India
Yogesh B. Dutta,
COO, Aditya Infotech
Country Head, NUUO.
is forecast to reach US$ 2,671.8 million by 2022. The market is driven by increased demand for surveillance systems by civil and government agencies. The demand for facial recognition technologies across the globe has influenced the Indian market today, where face recognition is becoming an integral part of safe city drivers. India has always been one of the significant markets for public safety and this technology is expected to grow owing to the demand in providing efficient solutions in the future,” informed Takayuki Inaba – MD – NEC India. He further added, “FRS technology is majorly used to prevent and reduce the rising number of crimes and terrorist activities across the globe. In India, companies who are providers of innovative technologies and solutions are working with various states and cities in making cities safer and more secure. NEC’s FRS system plays a critical role in building a smarter India and has concentrated on developing stronger face recognition methods within the framework of biometric security systems. We are now applying face recognition technology to law enforcement and other markets as well. NEC FRS technology has been ranked No.1 for three consecutive times in U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) benchmark tests for still face recognition.” He further added, “The demand for these facial recognition technologies is currently dominated by the increasing demand from various industries such as government and utilities, military, retail security, banking, financial services, insurance (BFSI), and others.” “The human face has become a key to security, and face recognition technology has received significant attention over the past few years due to its potential for a wide variety of applications in law enforcement and non-law enforcement segments. Clearly, facial recognition will define the future of surveillance technologies. Manufacturers and system integrators who’ll adopt face recognition will undoubtedly lead the way. Right now, it’s a relatively new concept being explored by critical setups such as airports and CBI,”observed Yogesh B. Dutta, COO, Aditya Infotech “Video surveillance is a mandatory requirement for most of the public areas like airports, school campus, casinos, transits, immigration borders, etc. The most instrumental function for video surveillance system is to perform after-facts investigation after incidents happen, but such kind of investigation is usually tedious because it involves tremendous of manual effort in going through huge video archives due to the nature of large number of cameras for these wide public areas,” observed Sumit Arya, Country Head, NUUO. He further added, “Now, with state-of-the-art face recognition technology, it can equip video surveillance system to provide instant alerts for potential threats for the presence of blacklisted persons, criminals or even terrorists. Not only could face recognition technology provides another dimension of assistance in VMS for realtime monitoring and crimes/incidents prevention, but also pave the way for big data oriented VMS solution through various kind of metadata derived from face recognition. Face recognition metadata technology to realize unparalleled face image based video retrieval with more than 100X speedup ratio. The potential for further VMS applications for different market verticals is unimaginable in India.”
Latest FRS Solutions
“We have few solutions that are currently dominating the market. NEC’s NeoFace is a facial matching product based on NEC’s facial recognition algorithm, which have been recognized as providing the world’s highest authentication accuracy and have been adopted by organizations in more than 40 countries throughout the world, including police forces, immigration offices and amusement facilities. It actually depends on many factors, number of face images in the database, number of parallel camera feeds, number
The demand for facial recognition technologies across the globe has influenced the Indian market today, where face recognition is becoming an integral part of safe city drivers. India has always been one of the significant markets for public safety and this technology is expected to grow owing to the demand in providing efficient solutions in the future.
Managing Director, NEC India
of faces in the frame,” said Takayuki Inaba. He further added, “We also have the Integrated Surveillance Solution which is possible by integrating an intruder detection system into the CCTV system. The detection system uses image analysis technology.” “FieldAnalyst detects facial images and classifies their age and gender into groups in real-time. FieldAnalyst provides these customer attributes by using CCTV cameras, the system collects and processes this information for marketing analysis or real-time effective advertising using digital signage,” informed Takayuki Inaba. “Face recognition vendor tests by matching 1.7 million people under one second, providing definitive proof of the superiority of face recognition technology. Various applications such as face image database search, real-time video search and Face matching from IP cameras, PC Face logon and Android/Iphone Face matching are there in the public domain. Scientists discovered that people hide their faces by masks which make face recognition impossible. Hence, they developed a new face recognition technology to recognize from people eyes,” informed Sumit Arya.
Key Value Additions
“Face Recognition Suite or Facial Recognition Solution (FRS) is a high performance face recognition biometric technology which intelligently matches faces appearing on the surveillance cameras to the database in real time for security/monitoring purposes. As compared to other biometrics systems using fingerprint/palmprint and iris, face recognition has distinct advantages
The human face has become a key to security, and face recognition technology has received significant attention over the past few years due to its potential for a wide variety of applications in law enforcement and non-law enforcement segments. Clearly, facial recognition will define the future of surveillance technologies. Manufacturers and system integrators who’ll adopt face recognition will undoubtedly lead the way. Right now, it’s a relatively new concept being explored by critical setups such as airports and CBI
“The Facial Recognition solutions are likely to benefit industries such as government and utilities, military, retail security, banking, financial services, insurance (BFSI), and also the hotel business. This technology will help prevent a criminal activity since the system is capable of updating real time,” elaborated Takayuki Inaba. “Facial Recognition as a technology can benefit almost any vertical because of its unique advantage of detecting without requiring physical contact. So Police depts., malls, airports, railway stations, offices, hospitals, education sectors, can all benefit from it,” suggested Yogesh B. Dutta.
Yogesh B. Dutta, COO, Aditya Infotech
“3D Face recognition technology and applications are highly recommended for law enforcements, airports, city surveillance applications as well as marketing applications like people demographics. Face recognition technology will give advantage for the purposes of identification, linking and solving crimes, and rapid identification using mobile capture devices, and will further enhance national border security. Furthermore, it will offer a number of advantages for miscellaneous industries such as casinos, supermarkets, hotels, hospitals and school facilities,” concluded Sumit Arya.
Video surveillance is a mandatory requirement for most of the public areas like airports, school campus, casinos, transits, immigration borders, etc. The most instrumental function for video surveillance system is to perform after-facts investigation after incidents happen, but such kind of investigation is usually tedious because it involves tremendous of manual effort in going through huge video archives due to the nature of large number of cameras for these wide public areas
Vertical Specific Solutions
because of its non-contact process,” observed Takayuki Inaba. He further added, “Face images can be captured from a distance without touching the person being identified, and the identification does not require interacting with the person. In addition, face recognition serves the crime deterrent purpose because face images that have been recorded and archived can later help identify a person. With an advanced FRS technology, the images in a CCTV footage/ camera can be linked to the existing database to monitor criminal and non-criminal movement real time.” “Face recognition has distinct advantages because of its noncontact process. Face images can be captured from a distance without touching the person being identified, and the identification does not require interacting with the person. In addition, face recognition serves the crime deterrent purpose because face images that have been recorded and archived can later help identify a person,” opined Yogesh B. Dutta. “Smile detector for different usage such as measuring people happiness for marketing purposes, Hospitals, Schools, Self-payment kiosks, Airports.In addition to this, it is also used for Employee face smile training. For service business it will be very popular. For example, in MacDonald, Starbucks or any franchising shop, staff face smiling is very important. They need to train themselves how good impression they give to their customers. Smile detector will be soon used for logging people to their PCs or smart phones by smiling. Without smiling, device will not recognize faces,” suggested Sumit Arya. He further added, “Face Recognition companies are working on performance improvements both in speed and accuracy. As far as we consider the accuracy, face engines of other companies on small databases such as 1000 people enrollment makes no much difference in indoor environments. Difference occurs when increasing the face database size. For example, enrolling 1million records makes algorithm difficult to separate people since each feature becomes near to each other.”
Country Head, NUUO.
Smarter Storage Options for Video Surveillance Data
Surveillance storage market is growing in India at breakneck speed as more smart options are emerging for System integrators and installers. The surveillance storage options are in the form of Direct-Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Network (SAN) and Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions. In the era of numerous Safe Cities and Smart Cities projects the demand for surveillance storage is growing by leap and bounds. a&s India explores this product segment by sharing the views of key stakeholders. By Anant Joshi, a&s India
he global market for enterprise and IP storage used for video surveillance is booming due to many factors including 4K and HD CCTV.Among the reasons behind this strong growth is end users placing greater value on video surveillance data because of video’s increasing use for business intelligence applications and as evidence to defend against lawsuits. In each case, investment in storing video for more time or at a higher quality can provide end users with an increased ROI. As for technologies, network attached storage (NAS) is forecast to increasingly compete with storage area network (SAN) solutions. Technological development of NAS is making it more comparable in terms of performance with SAN. NAS is also typically more cost-effective to install and maintain compared to SAN. With price being a major factor in the buying decision of video surveillance, there will be strong growth prospects for NAS solutions over the coming years. India’s storage solutions market According to Sandy Sun, Vice President & General Manager for Asia-Pacific and China Sales, Seagate Technology,“The rising need for advanced security, India’s smart cities agenda, growing IT infrastructure, increasing IT spending, surging need for video analytics and remote monitoring are the trends that have been driving the video surveillance market in India.” According to Seagate Surveillance Trends Report, Indian organizations use 249 surveillance cameras per organization on average and it is only expected to grow. 88% of the respondents agreed that surveillance footage will increase by whopping 79% and 63% of the respondents said that they would invest in new data storage systems/solutions. There are three main drivers that are driving the surveillance storage needs, which include, • Legal compliance for longer retention period: The increasing need of BFSI
segment to keep their footage for a longer period of time is driving the need for larger storage capacity hard drives. • Higher resolution video quality: The evolution of recording quality from 720p to 1080p, and now even 4K requires higher storage capacity. • Footage archiving requirement: For security reasons, a lot of footage data are required to be archived, where enterprise storage solutions or archiving drives are used for the backup. According to Khwaja Saifuddin, Senior Sales Director – South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Western Digital,” The Indian market for surveillance and CCTV is fast changing with new technologies being introduced coupled with the technological advancement being more towards software based solutions than hardware based. The latest technology which is making its presence felt is the IP camera.” According to 6Wresearch,India’s video surveillance market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 13% from 2016 to 2022.
“As video surveillance deployments have been increasing, it becomes all the more necessary to efficiently scale and store the video footage for the enterprises. We believe that an ideal storage combination for efficient video analytics requires data storage that is optimized for storing video footage. This doesn’t simply mean the drive should have high capacity and high speed,” observed Sandy Sun. She further quoted, “As per the Seagate Surveillance Trends report, while 68% of the respondents plan to purchase larger capacity storage media, 57% of the respondents plan to invest in surveillanceoptimized or video-optimized storage.” “Seagate is the first to pioneer a purposebuilt drive for surveillance systems a decade ago. When Seagate calls it ‘optimized,’ it means the drive offers specific technologies that can best manage the data workload and maximize the value of the data in that specific application,” informed Sandy Sun. She further explained, “For example, the surveillance market is moving more and more over to the NVR surveillance systems with multiple hard drives and HD cameras. Seagate’s latest innovation is its 10TB SkyHawk drive for surveillance systems that help large storage solutions in network video recording (NVR). Seagate SkyHawk uses rotational vibration sensors
Vice President & General Manager for Asia-Pacific and China Sales, Seagate Technology
The rising need for advanced security, India’s smart cities agenda, growing IT infrastructure, increasing IT spending, surging need for video analytics and remote monitoring are the trends that have been driving the video surveillance market in India.
Although analog based surveillance systems have accounted for majority of the market revenues; however, growing awareness along with declining prices are likely to proliferate IP based surveillance systems market in the coming years. “Analog Cameras continued to dominate the market with a 60% contribution, while the rest came from IP Camera sales. As per Cyber media report estimates, by CY 2017, IP Cameras will overtake Analog Cameras in terms of market opportunity,” informed Khwaja Saifuddin. He further added, “From the earlier Analog CCTV technology, there has been a technology shift and the introduction of Internet protocol (IP) based (digital), open source and fully integrated systems, with the option for remote surveillance, background screening, video analytics, digital video and sensorbased detection.”
to help minimize read/write errors and can support the razor sharp vision of 64 cameras, more than any other drive on the market. In addition, ImagePerfect™ firmware supports 24×7 surveillance-optimized workloads tuned to record 90% of the time and play back video footage the remaining 10%, and supports more cameras recording at higher resolutions than traditional drives.” “As the technology is upgrading and the need of data storage is growing every minute, we are bullish about the huge growth prospects of innovative storage solutions that will fulfil the demand. Also, security is a growing concern, not only across the country but globally. It is for this reason that CCTV and surveillance cameras are being deployed everywhere, right from homes to large enterprises. We are also working with leading surveillance and security partners in India to offer suitable products for their surveillance deployments,” elaborated Khwaja Saifuddin. He further explained, “Our WD Purple Surveillance Storage Solution perfectly fit the security and surveillance needs of digital Indian market as it is designed to deliver performance, capacity and enhanced reliability that surveillance applications require and consume low power to offer long-lasting benefits. These drives are specifically designed to withstand harsh 24x7 always-on surveillance environments.” “There are many emerging technological upgradations in the security market and we are certainly one of the early adopters of technology. We endeavor to keep our solutions updated to match newly introduced CCTV cameras, DVR’s and NVR’s, high definition and analytical cameras which provide automatic image analysis and intelligent detection technology. The purpose is to offer vertex output, compatibility and optimum experience to the users. Also, our latest offerings of My Cloud™ Pro Series, network attached storage and WD SSD line-up will cater to growing individual and SMEs needs.” According to Brandon Reich, Senior Director of Surveillance Solutions, Pivot3, “Today’s IT and surveillance leaders are constantly on the lookout for new ways to gather, manage and store data to run their departments more efficiently, as well as maintain budgets and contribute to the overall success of the business. Video surveillance is a valuable tool to help maintain a secure environment and drive actionable business intelligence, and as such, the amount of video surveillance data and the relative importance of that data is increasingly rapidly. But of course, video is only valuable when it is captured and readily available for review when needed. The most significant challenge in today’s market is how modern organizations can address the growing need for video storage capacity, performance and resiliency in a cost effective manner.” He further added, “Innovations in the market have resulted in new options beyond traditional IT storage methods, such as direct attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS), and storage area networks (SAN). Hyper-
Senior Sales Director – South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Western Digital
The Indian market for surveillance and CCTV is fast changing with new technologies being introduced coupled with the technological advancement being more towards software based solutions than hardware based. The latest technology which is making its presence felt is the IP camera
converged infrastructure (HCI) delivers a simpler, more practical and cost-effective alternative, reducing datacenter costs and complexity by integrating SAN and server virtualization capabilities into a single software-defined infrastructure. The advantage of HCI is that it provides the benefits of enterprise-class IT infrastructure (think of the robust performance, resiliency, efficiency and scalability IT users expect) without the high cost and complexity.”
Challenges and Opportunities
“Video Surveillance is an incredibly dynamic industry that continues to grow at an exponential rate. However, through Seagate Surveillance Trends Report, we found out that due to limited storage capacity, 34% of the organizations were keeping the video surveillance footage for less than 60 days. We see this as an opportunity for the storage industry to come up with efficient and intelligent storage solutions,” said Sandy Sun. She further added, “The growing use of video surveillance in business has also created new challenges related to managing surveillance systems and storing the rapidly increasing volume of raw video footage. System maintenance is the top video surveillance storage challenge for end users (47%).” “Tackling the same, Seagate’s latest 10TB SkyHawk helps to minimize dropped frames and downtime with 180TB/year workload rating, 3× the workload of a desktop drive and backed by a 3-year limited warranty. 44% of users cited data recovery as a challenge to which Seagate offers a complete protection plan that covers drive replacement and data recovery services. This protection plan covers data recovery services at a fraction of the cost of data recovery services purchased after the event, and keeps systems in the field longer and reduces post-deployment expenses. Seagate’s new portfolio of 10TB high capacity drives aim to counter the capacity challenges faced by 44% of the end users,” suggested Sandy Sun.
“Digitization today has created greater horizons given the stupendous rate with which we are creating and storing data. People now have options for higher capacity drives to suit their changing lifestyles. WD identifies it as a significant opportunity to cater to this growing need wherein consumers look forward to solutions fulfilling mass storage digitally. An increased focus on security, both at personal and national level is leading to a surge in demand for storage in surveillance devices, this is where WD sees the potential to further build on its category of WD Purple surveillance storage products. The creation of massive scale data centres, storing gigantic volumes of digital information generated due to efforts in digitalization and smart cities is yet another opportunity to leverage.” said Khwaja Saifuddin.
“The external data storage market in India has crossed significant $100 million mark in Q4 2015 due to the investments from telecom, banking and government sector requirements, according to the research firm IDC. The will help maintain a steady growth in terms of compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for 2015-2020 for
the external enterprise storage systems market.,” informed Khwaja Saifuddin. According to the research firm Gartner, India is a growing market for cloud services due to its large number of consumers with Internet access. As Internet access, e-commerce, mobile device and application usage and business adoption continue to expand, the growth in cloud related spending in India should outpace that in the rest of the world and possibly reach $1.9 billion by 2019. Khwaja Saifuddin. further added, “Though despite optimistic predictions there are few challenges we need to address. A more ongoing problem is the country’s Internet infrastructure (i.e., bandwidth constraints and fibre optic weaknesses) and the inconsistency of its power supply in some areas. India also presents a mixed policy environment for storage and cloud services. Some elements of the environment remain undefined (e.g., India lacks a formal data breach notification rule), while others are clearly positive (e.g., there do not appear to be tariffs on software downloads) and some challenging (e.g., government procurement, which though a major source of IT spending is reportedly a complex, multifarious process).” He further added “However, government is acutely aware of these situations and its ambitious Digital India program aims to address some of the infrastructural weaknesses. Technology underpins many of India’s development and growth programmes, and digital storage is at the heart of nearly every initiative.” “As the value of video surveillance data continues to grow in applications ranging from marketing and sales, to operational monitoring to facility utilization, it is more important for users to look beyond traditional storage methods to save costs and expand system capabilities,” observed Brandon Reich. He further added, “The market for HCI is exploding because of the significant growth in data capture and need for organizations to reduce costs and complexity in data centers. HCI is causing a fundamental shift in the IT sector, and
“As the use of video surveillance cameras grows, so does the demand for higher image quality and longer retention times. This means there are increasing requirements on video surveillance camera, storage, and management solutions for businesses. Storage is not just peripheral, but foundational. Protecting people and property requires more than simply observing crimes,” opined Sandy Sun. Today’s video surveillance systems require storage that can: • Scale to larger storage capacities • Record higher frame rates without dropping frames • Add cost-effective storage for longer retention periods • Handle higher resolution video from megapixel and multimegapixel cameras • Store and manage videos centrally from a distributed implementation • Scale to accommodate future growth “Our service and quality plans have always been with the end user in mind. Our customer centric approach is a fundamental part of our transformational work, and we use it as something that underpins our processes and services and standards,” said Khwaja Saifuddin. He further added,”One of the things the service standard opens you up more to is the early engagement with users, so
Senior Director of Surveillance Solutions, Pivot3
Today’s IT and surveillance leaders are constantly on the lookout for new ways to gather, manage and store data to run their departments more efficiently, as well as maintain budgets and contribute to the overall success of the business. Video surveillance is a valuable tool to help maintain a secure environment and drive actionable business intelligence, and as such, the amount of video surveillance data and the relative importance of that data is increasingly rapidly.
the time is ideal for video surveillance stakeholders to learn about the benefits of this increasingly popular technology segment.” “HCI is even ideal for mid-market applications. In fact, small-to-mediumsized deployments of up to 200 cameras can realize the IT benefits of SAN at a price point competitive with DAS servers and NVRs. Built-in server failover and advanced fault tolerance technology protects system performance and ensures data is always accessible, even during hardware failures. These highly sought after features are typically only found in large, complex enterprise surveillance implementations. The delivery of this type of functionality to this market also opens up new opportunities for today’s IT savvy systems integrators,” suggested Brandon Reich.
you can work on the feedback and improve your offerings. Western Digital has a widespread presence in India with its distributors’ branch offices present across 58 locations in India. Further, the company has over 100 drop points & WD Express service touch points. Also, WD offers toll free technical support to get important updates and warranty information about storage drives which benefits the customers directly.” informed Khwaja Saifuddin. He further added, “We ensure that we maintain strong bonds with our channel partners by spending considerable time with our local channel partners in educating, training and addressing their concerns. They help us understand the trends and demands of different regions and are a vital link between us and the users. In order to establish and build relationships with the channel and partner community, we organize a variety of programs and offers.” “Our latest offering “myWD Certified Surveillance Storage Provider Program” is designed to provide comprehensive benefits for the security and surveillance channel network. The myWD Certified Surveillance Storage Provider Program is a tailor-made initiative that aims to offer training, sales support, value added benefits and incentives to security and surveillance system integrators, installers, solution and service providers to help them enhance their business opportunities and profitability. We enhance the knowledge base of the resellers, making them more involved and showing them various paths to diversify in surveillance and security market opportunities if they find the traditional PC markets stagnant, thereby increasing the portfolio.” said Khwaja Saifuddin.
According to Sandy sun, “As video surveillance continues to evolve across both public and private sectors, there’s an increasing opportunity to capitalize on the emerging trends.” Some of the key trends are; Network cameras as emerging stars The new fixed-dome and 180/360-degree IP network cameras are the fastest growing product segment, and the city surveillance and utilities/energy sectors are vertical markets that will be benefitted using these. Crowd sourced video surveillance With the increasing prevalence of mobile users, crowd sourced video surveillance data will be on the rise. Suitable surveillance storage The rigours of today’s video surveillance systems require true 24x7x365 operation.
enterprises.” According to Khwaja Saifuddin, “We at WD are focused on the next generation technology and solution in the datacenter space to cater to the different needs through customization. Products such as WD Gold datacenter hard drive will best fit the capacities and work load capabilities required for the most demanding datacenter environments as it is designed for a multitude of datacenterspecific applications offering reliability, utility and robust performance.” The need is to quickly process data and provide faster performance. Video surveillance backup and video data recovery Recovery of data is most critical in the present surveillance environment. While no system is impervious to failure, there are some options that give us a fighting chance to recover critical data. Video management systems and video bandwidth management With the rise of high-definition video and IP cameras, it’s more important than ever to take into account the bandwidth needed to run your system at maximum efficiency. The most beneficial tool here is video management software (VMS), with benefits such as reduction in bandwidth requirements, optimization of network resources, and decrease of storage needs. Video analytics While there are a number of embedded low-end video analytics applications, offered as “free” features, there is a need for more advanced analytics. There are multiple considerations when it comes to analytics, with each area projected to continue growth well into the future.
“Increasing need for secured infrastructure, rising government focus on smart cities and growing IT spending by corporates have fueled the growth of Video Surveillance Camera market in India. The IP surveillance market is witnessing buoyant growth today and, more importantly, according to 6Wresearch, the demand for CCTV and Surveillance products is expectedto be sustained with very consistent growth over the next 4 to 5 years,” observed Khwaja Saifuddin. He further added, “With growing number of industry verticals and changing business trends the adoption of surveillance cameras is increasing. Intelligent applications incorporated in them like facial recognition, people counting, vehicle license plate recognition etc. will allow users across segments like city surveillance, retail, banking etc. to benefit from the surveillance products by gathering additional details from these cameras. These factors will drive demand for surveillance equipment.” “This demand also contributes to the growth of the surveillance storage market in India and WD contributes to this booming need. WD offers WD Purple Surveillance Storage Solution (WD Purple drive) which is optimized for 24/7, round-the-clock surveillance environments and consume low power to offer long-lasting benefits,” said Khwaja Saifuddin. He further added, “Also, due to the massive internet penetration, arrival of IoT and big data, demand in data center infrastructures has surged sharply. According to Gartner, the value of the Indian data center infrastructure and solutions market will show a 5.2 percent increase year-on-year, totalling $2 billion in 2016. The research firm also believes that this segment will also be the fastest growing market, as spending is forecasted to increase 5.9 percent in 2016. With increased focus on mobility and big data activities in India and exceptional demand of data storage, storage market in India will also grow while the network storage is adopted amongst more Indian
According to Brandon Reich, “We’ll continue to see an influx in the number of cameras — especially high-resolution models and 360-degree devices — and the ever-growing increase in captured data. At the same time, customers of all sizes and in all markets will continue to find new ways to capture and leverage information from multiple devices — including video surveillance cameras, access control systems, video analytics and other Internet of Things devices — to develop reports and identify trends that not only enhance security, but optimize internal operations. Storage technologies will need to be able to maximize access to this data, and ensure robust protection and failover.” He further added, “Another trend is that IT technologies will help modern businesses realize the next evolution of the security operations center and move multiple mixed workloads onto a single platform for greater efficiency and ease of management. Pivot3 has worked with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) to ensure robust video capture while streamlining its IT infrastructure to make the county more efficient. BCSO implemented virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), long-term storage, and video storage arrays on an expanded Pivot3 HCI appliance. The consolidated architecture makes it easier for stakeholders to manage hundreds of new workstations for county staffers while reducing its server count by 75 percent. We expect to see more organizations following a similar path in the near future, which will deliver new levels of data protection and efficiency to a wide range of businesses across the globe.
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IDENTIV’s NFC Tag Ensures Trust in Everyday Items The SteadyServ iKeg system is a mobile, SaaS-based inventory and order management system for the beer industry that provides real-time intelligence for retail establishment and distributor sales staff members via an app for iOS or Android devices, in addition to a web SaaS portal. SUBMITTED BY IDENTIV
teadyServ gives retailers the power to know which beer is selling best, what is popular nearby, and what’s on tap near them, giving them a clear competitive advantage. Using the iKeg app, retailers also know exactly what they have in their cooler and what draft mixes are most effective to ensure taps are being rotated efficiently. The patent pending iKeg technology also ensures that retailers’ orders are delivered directly into their distributors’ order management system. Orders can be placed via voice, text, email or direct EDI — all through the iKeg app.
Business Situation The SteadyServ iKeg system provides real-time intelligence for beer retail establishments and distributors. This solution provides retailers with up-to-the-minute visibility into their current inventory of keg beer sold, as well as consumption metrics for a particular brand of beer. In addition, the iKeg system provides for synchronization with the respective beer distributor’s order management system to ensure that a retailer’s inventory consistently meets customer demand. SteadyServ’s solution relies upon NFC tags to associate kegs of beer from the point of distribution to the retailer. While seeking to procure a custom-designed NFC tag product that would be amenable for attaching to a beer keg, SteadyServ connected with Identiv.
Technical Situation The iKeg solution required pairing a beer keg’s iKeg sensor with an NFC tag. SteadyServ Technologies needed an NFC label solution that they could trust – a solution that would meet the necessary technical and environmental criteria (i.e., chip memory, the physicality of attaching a label to a beer keg, etc.), while also providing on-demand printing/encoding. Solution SteadyServ worked with Identiv to devise a custom NFC tag, providing a solution that conveniently attached to a beer keg, similar to the way in which airline baggage tags are attached to checked-in luggage. The tag was designed for best-read range and to meet the memory requirements for the iKeg
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Restaurant and bar staff
Restaurant and bar
Inventory control, delivery time, order errors, and beer freshness issues
Inventory and order management system
Solus Solutions Secures Cochin Shipyard Solus has provided Access Control and Video Solutions to Secures Cochin Shipyard.
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ncorporated in 1972 as Government of India company CSL is one of the major shipbuilding and maintenance facility in India . It is part of a line of maritime-related facilities in the port-city of Kochi , in the state of Kerala, India . Shipyard is building platform supply vessels and double-hulled oil tankers. Presently it is building the first indigenous aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy .
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Management. Thin web clients to enroll fingerprint, Biometric readers on Wiegand & serialbased modes installed at all locations, Integrated Security & Attendance management Locations 1 Door Readers 130
Employees 5000 + Since 2008
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ID 11 Biometric Terminals DAC 04 IPW CTR’s iSOLUS Integrated Security Server Tripod Turnstiles
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5000 + Daily Employees, Visitors, Contract Employee Inflow No accurate record maintenance of visits by employees/vendors. Access & Video on different Silos Biometric access not present at all locations. Multiple vendors for management
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Tripods with Biometric Access & Attendance lanes Workflow based customized Access Control and Integrated Visitor
Think Before Jumping a Signal. High-end Cams Will Hunt You Down.” Bengaluru Police Deter Crime & Traffic Violation with Vehant’s RLVD & ANPR System Bengaluru Police deploys Vehant’s RLVD & ANPR System for detecting traffic violations SUBMITTED BY vehant
engaluru being the capital of Karnataka is the center of India’s high-tech industry. It has a population of about 8.42 million which makes it the third most populous city in India. The growing security concerns due to its dense population were recognized by the state police who were looking for an intelligent traffic enforcement solution for the city to address the better traffic management and crime prevention concern. The project focused on monitoring the critical areas of the city like busy junctions etc. The idea was to help the local authorities improve the overall operational efficiency and reduce manual intervention. The ARLVD system and ANPR system was an ideal addition to the city’s extensive security network. A comprehensive plan for beefing up security and Traffic enforcement around the city was approved by the state police. The scope of project encompasses Intelligent Traffic Management System. The plan included Automated recording of the license plates of vehicles moving across the city for detecting vehicles violating the traffic light and also for automated detection of hot list/Stolen / Suspected vehicles using Automated Number Plate Recognition System (ANPR) based Traffic violation detection system.
TrafficMon - Red Light Violation Detection System from Vehant (formerly KritiKal SecureScan) was extensively trialed and tested before approval and is now successfully running at multiple junctions of the city. Trafficmon is a video based Red Light enforcement system which comprises of overview camera and the ANPR camera. Overview camera shows the entire violation scenario and ANPR camera captures the image of number plate of the violating vehicle. The system takes input from traffic light and starts capturing red light violation as soon as traffic signal turns red. It does not require lane disciplined traffic for violation detection and can capture four wheeler as well as two wheeler violations. TrafficMon - Speed Violation Detection System is successfully running at Tirupati. This system uses only high frame rate
Camera and IR light and calculates the speed of a moving vehicle in real-time, at the same time it captures multiple images of the violating vehicle. The OCR algorithm with the system does number reading. The violation data with evidence data is sent in real time to the command and control Centre at Police. The violator details including address are fetched from the database shared by the Road Transport Authority (RTA) for further challan generation and posting to offenders. VehiScan - Automatic License Plate Recognition System was approved and adapted to meet the needs of the security apparatus. VehiScan is based on proprietary intelligent OCR based algorithm capable of capturing the license plates of all the vehicles moving even at high speed, and thus provides high through-put even during peak traffic. It also highlights the hot-listed or stolen or any customized category vehicle and raise an alarm locally as well in central control room. The most significant feature of this product is its efficiency of recognition of the license plates even when there is low visibility. It works in 24x7 environment providing high detection and recognition accuracy and helps the law enforcement agencies to catch the culprit in real time. It is also able to perform well in cluttered city scenarios with a mix of four and two wheelers. “The cameras have sensors which detect when the red light turns on or off. There is also an in-built loop in the system that calculates the speed of the vehicle based on the motion captured in the video. The installation is also done in a strategic manner as per the system requirement to ensure that all vehicles that cross the stop line and halt are also booked,” said a senior city traffic police official. The cameras are also installed at the Brigade Road junction on MG Road and running successfully. This is the first time RLVD cameras are being used for traffic management in the city; but it has already been adopted in other major Indian cities. “We have seen a considerable increase in the number of challans issued for signal violations and rash driving at these points. However, as in the case of conventional challans, serving them becomes a challenge when out-state vehicles are involved,” said another official. The fine amount for vehicles crossing the stop line is Rs 100. The penalty for jumping the red light is Rs 300 for two wheelers and Rs 400 for cars. The traffic department has termed this project a success, and people at its receiving end are positive about putting such system in place.
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Top Technology Trends in the Security Market to Look for in 2017.
The shops are getting busy, and, depending on which hemisphere you live in, it’s either time to turn on the central heating or break out the shorts and shades. But it’s also time to look ahead to 2017 and wonder what it might have in store for us.
By Active Pixel
CTO, Axis Communications
n a global level the world is going through turbulent times, with conflicts, political uncertainty, an ongoing refugee crisis and a somewhat fragile economic recovery from the most recent financial downturn. At the same time, technological developments continue unabated, with high-speed networks, big data and deep learning moving beyond that initial phase of just being marketing buzz words to enabling new and improved security offerings. Similarly, we expect the socalled ‘Internet of Things’ to be much less of a novelty and more of the fabric of our daily lives. However, that means manufacturers of internet-enabled devices will have to step up and take much more responsibility for the level of default security they ship with. All of these factors are likely to fuel demand for increased security, both physical and online.
Security as a Service
As many other technologies have done, we expect customers will stop looking
at physical security as simply being a collection of hardware and software connected to a network. Instead, we think they will start to see their security as a service – remote and professionally hosting and monitoring of video transmitted from the customer’s premise. Whether by themselves, or more likely by sector-specific specialists who can not only take away the burden of managing the complex systems involved, but also reduce the costs of keeping those systems up to date and secure. This will not only free up internal resources which could be better focused elsewhere, but also improve the service level of the security system, enable better device management, and strengthen cyber security processes. On the topic of cybersecurity, we see an increased use of tools and practices that make network video a less vulnerable to attacks. In general, wider use of preand post-installation tools (such as Axis Site Designer, for example) will help in on-going monitoring and maintenance of systems.
The security industry will continue its trends of offering more specific solutions to particular problems, rather than one-size fits all hardware/software. In the end, customers aren’t looking to buy a camera, or a video management system (VMS) – what they really want is to reduce shoplifting, or make sure only certain people can access the cash office, or keep track of potential threats in an airport. Although the word ‘solutions’ gets bandied around by technology companies a lot, for once this really is the most apt term. The convergence of hardware and software as well as preinstallation and post installation tools
as mentioned above, into end-to-end solutions will be able to address specific security problems. They will consist of high-performance cameras, storage and access controls tightly integrated with video management and analytics tools. This approach will be easier for customers to purchase, install and implement, while offering a great return on their investment.
Expanded Use of Analytics
As part of this, we see that while high quality video footage is a core feature of modern security cameras, ultimately that information needs to be assessed and analyzed before a decision can be made to respond to its content. The recent advances in camera technologies, such as thermal imaging and enhanced lowlight capabilities have been significant steps forward. But in the end, they just generate more footage that needs to be watched/reviewed. So, much like how tools have been developed to sift through the huge pools of numerical/ text data that is being captured every day, the security industry has been working hard on video analytics software that can work in real time to help professionals make informed decisions. We expect to see 2017 as the year when these new camera capabilities are combined with real-time analytics to address several security challenges, including facial recognition, forensic analysis and perimeter protection.
With all this data being gathered, we are seeing deep learning technologies coming to the fore. These use pattern recognition software to ‘learn’ about different kinds of behaviors as seen
through the multitude of security cameras installed around the world. Techniques involving deep learning and artificial intelligence will see broader utilization within the security industry. The benefits are that although all customers are different, the environments and locations they are based in tend to fall into the same general categories, with people exhibiting the same general behaviors. Once those behaviors have been ‘learned’ the patterns that underlie them can be shared, enabling the system to flag up when something unexpected occurs. We see this as only the beginning and a very exciting space to keep an eye on.
However, we know that physical security doesn’t just involve surveillance of people/places/objects. It is also about physical access control, one and twoway communication and managing
emergency situations – and often managing this from a significant distance. So, to extend the concept of integration even further, 2017 should be the year when security cameras work hand in glove with intelligent doors, intercoms and speakers, both locally and remotely. That means one simple system that can manage them all, in real time – enabling customers to see, hear and talk to the people in/near their buildings.
As mentioned above ‘The Internet of Things’ has evolved from buzzword status to mainstream reality, but not without its challenges. While we still think the idea of millions of IP-enabled devices is an exciting prospect for the future, 2016 gave us a sobering reminder of the pitfalls of not properly securing all those internet-connected fridges, DVRs and unfortunately security cameras.
Given that most of those devices are just plugged in and switched on by customers, it is down to manufacturers to take responsibility to ensure they are secure out of the box. Axis has always taken its customers’ security seriously, but we will hopefully see 2017 as the year when all manufacturers make this a priority. We will continue to strengthen our existing offerings and make it easier for our customers to keep their networks and devices secure. We think the Internet of Things should be about better security, and more efficient businesses, organizations and cities thanks to “smart” cameras, door stations and audio equipment with network connectivity. 2017 will add more ‘smarts’ to those devices, while also enabling customers to focus on what they do best and allowing security specialists to improve the services they provide.
SPECTRA - Truly Evolved Corporate ID Solutions, Right Ahead With strong product development experience of more than 16 years, we have travelled a long way in understanding industry specific needs and enhancing our solutions accordingly. Yet the journey seems to have just begun. submitted by spectra
Director, Spectra Technovision (India)
pectra’s core strength is in-house product development of hardware devices and software applications. As a product company, we focus on constant innovations in ever changing technology landscape. The company adhere to stringent quality controls for manufacturing. Advanced machines like automated pick and place SMT assembly line are part of infrastructure to support the same. Equipped with sound technical resources, we are in a position to customize products as per specific request though standard offerings suffice most of requirements.
Having catered to varied industries, we have gathered sound knowledge bank of industry specific challenges & solutions. This has helped us immensely in developing in-depth holistic solution for each application. On solution side, we have an expertise in implementing enterprise wide identity solution for time & attendance, access, canteen & visitor management, all on a single platform. This assists in harmonizing all different locations of an organization and thus user experience remains constant throughout the enterprise. Spectra enjoy a healthy network of distribution partners spread in all metros and tier II cities. They are technically well qualified and fully trained on all our products for both presales queries and post sales support.
The company has realized the importance of prompt customer support and have created a dedicated customer support help desk to ensure that all the technical queries are timely addressed. Our distributors are capable to handle first level product support and most of the customer queries gets settled there only, for advanced queries they reach our helpdesk. Spectra conducts periodical training for our partners to keep them updated on all the latest upgrades and new product developments.
Benefited from solid ground level industry experience on each of the applications all these years, our various products have passed through grilling product enhancement cycle making them truly robust and reliable.
It is the backbone of Spectra solutions array. Experience taught us a lot about complicated, fragmented, industry specific nature of T&A. While others fret over it, we kept learning and improvising our solution. Thus here we are, with a solution that can perfectly fit to any industry.
Physical Access Control
Spectra’s celebrated access control solutions are widely used by many large corporate. We bring on table absolute reliability & minimal downtime to arrest critical failure that may expose restricted areas to external threat. Our products here include multi doors and standalone controller those are field proven and time tested.
This application has finally got attention that it deserved. Credit goes to rising security concerns & regulatory audit requirements. Our visitor management offering works standalone as well as in
sync with access control, facilitating complete check over visitor movement within the premises.
Sound value added product, this solution makes handing out the subsidized canteen benefit to the employees easy and effortless. We not only remove coupons by making operation cashless but help in managing the vendors too. Additionally the same access, attendance identity credentials can be used here.
This system is predominantly used for clean rooms, pass boxes in pharmaceutical industry to maintain positive air pressure in a designated area. We have complete range of products to cater customer needs with advanced features like field configurable door matrix, integration with fire/access panels, no touch IR switches.
Enterprise Software Solutions
All applications on a single integrated platform offer great flexibility in implementing enterprise wide identity solution. Application specific expertise has been built into this, making it hallmark of all Spectra solution offerings.
The company has been successful in creating a strong brand value for ourselves with steady growth of loyal partners and invaluable customers. • Strong presence in India expanding footprints globally • 7500+ client base, 120+ marquee corporate clients • Closely knit distribution network covering all metros & tier II cities • 500+ channel partners worldwide • 100+ Human resource capital at Spectra
Rosslare Security Products: The Only Company Manufacturing Each and Every Thing Related to Access Control Rosslare Security Products brings to its customer a 30+ years of manufacturing experience, manufacturing almost each and everything related to Access Control â€“ Controllers, Readers, Cards, Exit Buttons and EM Locks at its world-class wholly-owned manufacturing centre backed by ISO accreditation (ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 13485:2003+AC:2009). By rosslare
Sales Director India - Security Division, Rosslare
ith one of the wide and unique range of Controllers, ROSSLARE offers 2, 4 and 8 door controllers with unique facility to convert a 2 door controller in to four door controller and a four door controller in to an eight door controller helping customer to expand easily and spend less. Controllers are UL Listed and offer one of the best features available in the market. The new AC-825IP Controller talks about one of the best security with AES128 Bit Encryption and offer its customer to go up to 72 doors with single master controller. With OSDP Support, it provides an opportunity to increases the Controller to Reader distance by many folds. ROSSLARE also offers Standalone Single Door Controller (with Card and PIN Facility) to cater the small and medium size segment. It offers variance of Indoor and Outdoor Controllers for different kind of requirements.
The ROSSLARE reader range talks about EM/Proximity, Mifare and HID Readers. Available in different shapes and sizes, with and without keypads, no one can match the choice ROSSLARE offers to its customer. Peizoelectric and Anti-Vandal are few other categorisations of readers which cater different specific verticals where only these readers are required. O2S and recently launched Mifare CSN Readers reading almost all Mifare Cards including HID iClass are already making its mark in the techno savvy market. ROSSLARE also manufacture its own EM, Proximity and Mifare Cards ensuring the customer should have comprehensive security as ROSSLARE cards cannot be forged or duplicated. The AYC Series of Readers are very unique and one of its kind of reader available in the market. It works as a normal wiegand reader with controller and if connected with an intelligent power supply (ROSSLARE also manufacture this), it becomes a Secure Single Door Controller as well. ROSSLARE Manufacture Genuine HID AYC readers as well. The Long Rage Readers manufactured by ROSSLARE offers customer to chose from UHF and EM Proximity Readers. With a Range of 12 Mtrs, the UHF Long Range Readers are mostly catering the Parking Requirement with Boom Barrier at Commercial as well as residential complexes. ROSSLARE also manufacture different UHF Vehicle Tags and Cards offering complete solution. The Proximity Long Range Readers offering a read range of 60 cm (Approx 24 Inches) works fine where users want to show the card from a distance like sitting in a car.
Completing the Access Control Range, ROSSLARE also manufacture a wide range of Exit Buttons as well. From the basic plastic Exit Buttons, ROSSLARE manufacture metal finish and Touch Less Exit Buttons to offer classic aesthetic experience to the interior designers. ROSSLARE has its own EM Locks as well. Under the experienced leadership of Manmohan Kumar, Sales Director, Rosslare Electronics India, ROSSLARE has its own Sales Team across the country and Technical Support Team to support its customer locally. With a strong local presence (with PAN India Sales and technical team) and offering everything related to Access Control under its umbrella, ROSSLARE is being considered by most of the Corporate and Government Organisations as one point contact for any Access Control Requirement. The other product range ROSSLARE offers are â€“ Intrusion Alarm System (both wired and wireless) and Guard Patrol System. The Guard Patrol System by ROSSLARE is being used by most of the Five Star Hotels across the country.
TimeWatch: A Pioneer in Developing Global Enterprise Time Management and Security Solutions TimeWatch is providing Consultancy, Turnkey Solutions and System Integration in the field of Auto Identification, Access Control, Data Capturing, ERP Integration, Time Attendance and Customized applications.
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Director, TimeWatch Infocom
imeWatch has been a pioneer in developing global enterprise time management and security management solutions since 2003. It is a global leading developer of multi-biometric identification and RFID core technologies and a renowned security provider of products and solutions. TimeWatch’s achievements has witnessed and followed the history of development of the global biometric identification industry. TimeWatch is fortunate to have become a pioneer in every step of the evolving biometric identification industry.
TimeWatch management sincerely appreciate its channel partners and value-added system developers who maintain long-term relationship. Thanks to channel partners value concept and core philosophy which is consistent with TimeWatch’s pursuit of customer satisfaction. Their rich service and system integration experience in enterprise time management and security management, has helped TimeWatch to achieve consistant results.
TimeWatch’s cooperation has not only promoted the values for both parties, but also enabled all of us to reap the rewards of collective success. TimeWatch management has reasons to believe that it will make contributions to the improvement of the efficiency of time management and security management through more innovations and cooperation in the future. Innovations is the core theme of TimeWatch’s product and solution development plan. Its eternal pursuit is to provide customers with richer solutions and more values. TimeWatch’s core competitiveness lies in diverse product portfolio and multiple marketing platforms worldwide to share the resources for provinding the most valuable international products and solutions. The vision for TimeWatch’s future development plan is to become the most outstanding innovator and pioneer in the security industry. To establish one of the most influential brands of time management and security management in the world. TimeWatch has developed different software for established a complete range of software and services to cater to all sectors of the market, from the smallest office to the largest corporation, from low tech to high tech. The company can provide solution to fit all the circumstances and conditions.
collaborations with new professionals who want to be a part of this vital Biometric Industry. This is an era where data about any conceivable system are easily generated, captured, transmitted to remote Location, and stored. Yet,information based on which intelligent decisions can be made has not become easier to distill; arguably, it has become harder due to the overabundance of data and the challenge to distinguish what is relevant and what is not. TimeWatch is the market leader in India providing Consultancy, Turnkey Solutions and System Integration in the field of Auto Identification, Access Control, Data Capturing, ERP Integration, Time Attendance and Customized application as per user’s needs for almost a decade now. Our strength lies in providing specialized IT solutions for various industries. TimeWatch has designed, developed and implemented nation-wide roll-outs for a wide range of Software solutions. TimeWatch has developed different software for established a complete range of software and services to cater to all sectors of the market, from the smallest office to the largest corporation, from low tech to high tech. The company is commited to provide customized solutions to fit all the circumstances and conditions.
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Active Pixel Sets up Manufacturing Facility in India to Bolster “Make in India” Programme One of the leading mass market brands Active Pixel has set up a State-of-the-art CCTV equipment manufacturing facility in India at Vasai near Mumbai. The security Industry observers have welcomed this move, which will go a long way in bolstering the “Make in India” Programme and indigenous manufacturing capabilities for India’s fast growing video surveillance market.
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affordable and complete security solutions without compromising on quality. We design systems that inspire confidence in knowing that our products will operate at peak performance.
Director, Active Pixel Corporation India.
ince 2011, Active Pixel brand has been one of the global leaders in the manufacturing of video surveillance equipments category. Earning the respect of our industry through innovation and performance, our products are the most technologically advanced in the market. From acquisition of components to research and development, we have never lost sight of our goal – to ensure the safety and security of our customers. Active Pixel Corporation, India is a company floated by parent company Glorious Digital Solutions, which has the legacy of 70 years in the business of electronic components and devices. Its management team includes Zubair Shaikh, Director, Active Pixel Corporation India, Altamash Shaikh, Joint Director, Active Pixel Corporation India and Bilal Shaikh, Joint Director, Active Pixel Corporation India.
Active Pixel is dedicated to providing
Active Pixel stands at the vanguard of CCTV and core video surveillance technology as internationally recognized experts. Our team can customize and manufacture anything, on any scale, for any need. Employing the most modern equipment in our state-of-the-art facility, we spare no expense to bring our customers the highest quality products. Active Pixel is committed to utilizing the very latest in IP Network, AHD, and 960P, 720P, 1080P, 3Mp and 5Mp.
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In response to Government’s “Make in India” programme, Active Pixel has set up a State-of-the-art manufacturing facility in India at Vasai near Mumbai. This clearly affirms the Active Pixel management’s vision for India market. Employing the most modern equipment in our state-of-the-art facility, we spare no expense to bring our customers the highest quality products. Active Pixel Corp is committed to utilizing the very latest in IP Network, AHD, DVR, NVR, Mobile DVR, WiFi Intelligent door bell and analog technology. Active Pixel’s commitment to the security market and Make in India programme is evident by our investment in this world class manufacturing facility near Mumbai.
It’s forte lies in providing customizing products as per specifications in shortest possible time. Glorious Digital has grown from being a dealer and distributor of security products to a company manufacturing comprehensive video surveillance equipments and solutions under the Active Pixel Brand. We hope this backward integration will help us to serve the India and SAARC market in a better way. Active Pixel offers diverse security product solutions including technologically advanced IP cameras with analytics, DVRs, NVRs and other Customized CCTV products. We partner with you to provide the right information, application assistance through our efficient team of knowledgeable and dedicated personnel. Our cost effective solutions, keeps you -our customer/partner- ahead in a tough and competitive market.
Active Pixel Corporation is dedicated to providing affordable and complete security solutions without compromising on quality. We design systems that inspire confidence in knowing that our products will operate at peak performance. Active Pixel will be focusing on India and SAARC market by expanding its network of dealers and distributors.
Numero Uno Position in Security 50 Shows Hikvision’s Firm Commitment Toward Ushering in a more Safe and Secure World: Ashish P. Dhakan BY Anant Joshi, a&s India
As the world’s leading supplier in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, Hikvision has achieved Number 1 overall position, being placed at the top of the rankings in a&s magazine’s ‘Security 50’ 2016, with a 43.6% leap in revenues. a&s India spoke to Ashish P. Dhakan, MD & CEO, Prama Hikvision to know his plans for India market. Q How it feels to be in the number one position in the Security 50 Ranking? A Well, we feel very happy and honored by this feat. To be in number one position among the fifty is indeed a noteworthy achievement. It does reiterate Hikvision’s firm commitment toward ushering in a more safe and secure world. The honor has given us more strength and selfconfidence to embark on future ventures.
What are the latest developments at Hikvision with specific reference to India market? Q
A Very recently we had launched the world famous Pyronix Intrusion Alarm System in India to protect homes, offices, banks, commercial establishments, retail outlets, educational institutions and military installations. This was launched at the ‘Security Show’ in New Delhi. Hikvision’s Pyronix Intrusion Alarm Systems come in different models. The most basic alarm consists of one or more sensors to detect intruders, and an alerting device, or Siren, to indicate the intrusion. In addition to the system itself, security alarms can be coupled with a monitoring service. In the event of an alarm, the premises control unit contacts a central monitoring station. Operators at the station see the signal and take appropriate preventive or pre-emptive action, such as contacting property owners, notifying police, or dispatching private security forces. We also launched the New PanoVu Series Panoramic Cameras. The cameras provide 180- and 360-degree, distortion-free, ultra-high-definition video, seamlessly integrating video from multiple sensors in one unit.
Add to this the PanoVu’s powerful Smart Tracking abilities, linkage to PTZ and zooming into images at up to 36x optical and 16x digital, its user-friendly installation and configuration, and its ultra-low light performance, and the result is the best equipped high-end panoramic solution on the market. For the fifth year in a row, Hikvision has reinforced its position as the world’s largest supplier of CCTV & Video Surveillance Equipment. Hikvision recently has also received some prestigious awards and honors for its outstanding contributions to safety and security of mankind.
Q What are your observations about the Smart City Mission?
A The ‘Smart Cities’ Mission is an innovative and new initiative by the Government of India to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology as a means to create smart outcomes for citizens. We find the mission laudable as it will lead to improving the infrastructure, quality, comfort and security of the urbanites. It provides all security solutions providers in India a positive nation building role to play. We are excited about the scope and prospects that this noble initiative has to offer. Q What is the Hikvision’s strategy for implementing Safe City projects in India?
A We are providing robust, reliable and scalable security systems for a few Safe City projects. Our goal is to create an integrated security umbrella to offer swift response to any emergency and save people and properties. We have succeeded in building a preemptive network and foiled many sinister attempts by thieves, criminals and other anti-social elements. Q How are the global security trends bolstering growth in Indian security market? A
As India is a vast market whatever security trends take place globally are simultaneously or soon introduced in India. This makes the Indian market catch up with the latest trends world-wide. For example the growing smart phone market and tablet market are positive indications for security segment in India as smart phones and tablets can be used in conjunction alliance with wireless technologies and internet for controlling and monitoring home devices and appliances.
Q How the new government policies are helping to resolve key issues?
A The new government’s policies such as ‘Digital India’, ‘Smart Cities’, ‘City Surveillance’ pave way for a more transparent ad prompt governance in various fields. Responses are swift than before. As the Modi Government is also committed to safety and security, its initiatives
and policies are security-friendly and helpful to the security industry I creating a safe atmosphere throughout the country. However, some key issues like tax, complex compliance procedures and infrastructure are need to be rectified. On the whole things are improving.
Q How Hikvision is positioning itself in the Indian Security market? A We are positioning ourselves as an advanced and reliable security solutions provider catering to many segments in the security landscape. We leverage our technological capabilities and R & D strengths to provide all weather proof unmatched security solutions at affordable prices to customers and clients in India wh0 straddle a gamut of industries. Q What are new initiatives undertaken by Hikvision in India?
A We had undertaken a number of initiatives in India in 2016. Hikvision had launched many useful security devices and solutions. Important among them were • The latest version of EZVIZ App that makes it easy to manage CCTV cameras remotely from across the globe. • Smart 2.0 solution that raised the bar for the entire CCTV industry with increased performance, functionality, usability and business productivity. • Hikvision Quad Brid DVR (QBDVR), an open technology that meets the varied requirements of customers in India. • RMA (Returned Material Authorization) Service that will benefit its numerous clients and customers spread across India. • All Weather Proof High Quality Video Door Phone System • HDTVI 3.0, a new analog high definition (HD) video standard transmitting over coaxial cable. • The most classy and sophisticated special Professional Video Surveillance LED Monitors that provide excellent visual display and crystal clear image. • Unmanaged Network PoE Switches • Pyronix Intrusion Alarm System. • PanoVu Series Panoramic Cameras Apart from introducing new security products and solutions Hikvision, had also entered into a strategic partnership with a Pune based Security Shell Infotech to market Access Control System far and wide. The objective of the tie-up is to integrate ‘iProtect’ (A Web based Access Control & Time Attendance) application software platform with Hikvision’s state-of-the-art Access Control hardware portfolio. We had also unveiled an exclusively India-specific websites www. hikvisionindia.com with the objectives of informing, educating, interacting and communicating with the customers in India. We are also conducting pan-India ‘Open Day Training Program’ (‘ODTP’) aimed at enhancing technical knowhow and developing core skills in designing effective and preemptive surveillance solutions with the help of company’s state-of- the art security products.These are some of our new initiatives that come to my mind immediately.
As for opportunities rural India- which has a population of more than the US and the EU nations- combined is going to be the next phase of growth of many industries including security. Already rural connectivity and tele density are increasing every day. So Hikvision has a major role to play in securing rural India with its state-of-the-art technologies and solutions. Increasing numbers of young technology savvy homeowners represent a positive indication for the future home security market in India. Government initiatives such as ‘Smart Cities’, ‘City Surveillance’, ‘Digital India’ and many infrastructure projects offer immense opportunities. Retail, Real Estate, Education, Health, Hospitality and Energy sectors are in for major expansion and growth. They promise lot many opportunities for Hikvision in India. The growing smart phone market and tablet market is also another positive indication for this segment as smart phones and tablets can be used in alliance with wireless technologies and internet for controlling and monitoring home devices and appliances.
What are the future plans of Hikvision?
A Our future plans include launching many new and innovative security products, solutions and latest technologies. We will also expand our footprints to many new regions in India and abroad. Also, we will work toward enlarging our customer base significantly. As we consolidate our leadership position in the existing markets, our future plans will be entering into new markets, new segments, new products, new technologies and new (acquisition of) customers. So, you can witness exciting things from Hikvision in the coming years.
Ashish P. Dhakan,
MD & CEO, Prama Hikvision
Q What are the challenges and opportunities faced by Hikvision? A The major challenges include complex and cumbersome procedures, tax burden, and absence of strict compliances, regulations and security laws, want of standardization of products and services, lack of skilled and trained manpower with domain knowledge to provide prompt customer service, low awareness levels on security needs, budget constraints, and rampant prevalence of pirated security software.
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he Apex 3.0 offers improved performance, from 1080P @30fps earlier to 1080P @ 60fps; and 4K @ 7fps earlier to 4K@ 15 fps. To prove the systemâ€™s worth, the Apex 3.0 cameras come with Smart Codec (H.265) for lower bandwidth and storage consumption. Furthermore, inbuilt Edge Analytics such as intrusion detection, missing/ abandoned object, trip wire, face detection, scene change, loitering, etc. ensure nothing goes undetected. And to top it all, the wide coverage 4K resolution ensures unmatched image detailing.
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Matrix SATATYA Video Management Solution: Much More than just Security SATATYA SAMAS is an all-in-one Enterprise Video Management solution, which provides complete centralized control over security and safety to the staff entrusted with the overall security. This reliable and intelligent preventive solution allows centralized control with detailed and contextual live monitoring and playback, foolproof management of the connected devices and identifying, notifying and reacting to any unexpected events. Furthermore, this modular, comprehensive, insightful solution also provides the IT manager with centralized, real-time information about the bandwidth and usage of its servers for hassle free network management. Submitted by MATRIX
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Bosch makes video analytics at the edge a new built-in standard in all their IP cameras Mobile software application enables building occupants to tap into Internet of Things capabilities to address common building issues including temperature settings, access control Submitted by BOSCH
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scalating demand for highly detailed, 24/7 video images produces colossal amounts of data, which requires extensive transmission and storage capacity as well as time-consuming monitoring and assessment. With this in mind, Bosch has announced the roll-out of video analytics inside their cameras which means at the edge as a standard feature. By enhancing their existing and future IP cameras with this technology, Bosch will enable users to effortlessly search through large amounts of video data and to pinpoint the information that matters most to them.
In the next 12 months, Boschâ€™s complete range of IP cameras as of the IP 4000 series will come fully equipped with video analytics at the edge. Boschâ€™s starlight family will be the first to feature a full suite of 15 of its new Essential Video Analytics, starting with the DINION IP starlight 6000 fixed box and FLEXIDOME IP starlight 6000 fixed dome cameras. All top of the line IP
7000 and IP 8000 starlight cameras will come equipped with Boschâ€™s state-of-the-art Intelligent Video Analytics offering up to 17 different analytic possibilities. Add sense and structure to video data Video analytics inside of the camera create an intelligent video security system, using metadata which already means adding sense and structure to video data already at the point of capture (at the edge) and enabling each camera to operate independently. Decentralizing intelligence in this way eliminates a single point of failure (central analytics server), meaning that if one camera or encoder fails, the system maintains full performance. With built-in (edge) analytics, each camera in the network can then interpret captured video data and alert users of potential security threats in real time based on configurable triggers. Take appropriate action faster, easier and more efficiently Video analytics at the edge will allow users to instantly and easily retrieve specific footage from hours of stored video. Also, by focusing on the point where data is captured and only streaming the data that is needed, network strain and storage requirements are significantly reduced. Data streamed can include all image data, or the metadata alone, depending on the specific
application requirements. The end results are relevant, immediate alerts and key statistics, enhancing the accuracy of the video security system and reducing the margin of error that comes with 24/7 human live monitoring and in a much more efficient way. Highest reliability All Bosch video analytics algorithms are developed in-house together with the automotive division to deliver the most reliable and robust solution for automotive applications, like autonomous driving, as well as network video security solutions. Essential Video Analytics Small and medium businesses, large retail stores, commercial buildings and warehouses will benefit from Essential Video Analytics. This suite of video analytics delivers 15 different video analytics algorithms that can be used for smart movement detection as well as business analytics. It allows a single camera solution to be used to enforce health and safety regulations, intelligent intrusion and idle-object detection; as well as to perform crowd density assessment. It also provides useful business metrics for various applications, like retail, such as people counting
and crowd density information. Intelligent Video Analytics Cameras equipped with Boschâ€™s stateof-the-art Intelligent Video Analytics have the added capacity compared to Essential Video Analytics, to deliver the highest level of accuracy for mission critical applications such as perimeter protection for airports and critical infrastructures, ship tracking and traffic monitoring. Enhanced with 17 different video analytics algorithms, Intelligent Video Analytics stands out through its ability to differentiate between genuine security events and known false triggers such as challenging environments where snow, wind, rain, water reflections and distance could make images even more difficult to interpret. This ensures that costly false alarms are minimized and enables users to focus on what is most relevant to them.
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Honeywell puts Building Controls in Occupants’ Hands Mobile software application enables building occupants to tap into Internet of Things capabilities to address common building issues including temperature settings, access control Submitted by Honeywell
uilding occupants long have grappled with who to call when their work area is too cold, or how to gain access to a facility when they forget their access card at home. Honeywell recently announced a new mobile software application for building occupants that addresses these common frustrations. JANUARY 2017
The Honeywell Vector Occupant App combines the convenience of today’s mobile devices with connected building features to give users more control over their comfort levels and ability to securely move about the work place. The new software is the latest example of Honeywell’s leadership in the Internet of Things around connected buildings. The new app provides digital identification
and integrates with core building functions, including access and comfort control, to enhance building occupants’ experience with the touch of a screen. The app’s access control capability eliminates the need for physical cards or fobs and gives users secure access via their smart phones. In addition, occupants can quickly and easily communicate temperature discomfort for real time adjustments instead of the more time-consuming process currently used of seeking out a facility manager or making a phone call to request temperature changes. Facility managers, in turn, benefit from immediate insight into where and how comfortable occupants are, so they can make adjustments more quickly and easily. And, the app’s digital identification and access control capabilities make it easier to manage occupant credentials, eliminating the need for keeping track of and replacing misplaced access cards. Backed by a cloud-based architecture and enabled by HID Global’s Seos credential technology, the Honeywell Vector Occupant App works independently of underlying building systems, enabling
widespread use and adoption. Administrators within facilities deploying the app access a cloud portal to manage users and features such as corresponding user identification and credentials. Users who download the app must receive an invitation from the administrator in order to gain access to its features. “Smart phones and apps continue to enhance our everyday lives, from allowing us to hail a cab to giving us direct insight into where we stand on a restaurant waiting list. We’re now applying these same concepts of insight and control to how one interacts with a building,” said Aseem Joshi, regional general manager, Honeywell Building Solutions, India. “Buildings are alive and teeming with opportunities for users to interact with them—if you can make the right connections. The Honeywell Vector Occupant App facilitates these interactions, so users can create their best experiences.”
The Honeywell Vector Occupant App is part of Honeywell’s approach to connected services, which leverages the connectivity of buildings to improve how they operate and the experiences they offer for those who visit and work within them. The app is also the latest addition to Honeywell’s mobile software strategy, a significant part of the company’s efforts to provide the latest technology innovations to help keep facilities safe, secure, comfortable, productive and energy efficient. Future enhancements and capabilities are planned for the app that will take advantage of building connectivity. The Honeywell Vector Occupant App currently works with Apple and Android products and is available on iTunes and Google Play.
Buildings are alive and teeming with opportunities for users to interact with them— if you can make the right connections. The Honeywell Vector Occupant App facilitates these interactions, so users can create their best experiences
The app currently features three layers, including: • Digital Identification – Eliminates the need for plastic badges or temporary tags and solves the issue of outdated photo IDs by providing an up-to-date photograph. • Convenient Access Control – Builds on the app’s digital identification feature, offering mobile-based access control that can easily be managed by a facility, and eliminating the need for tracking and replacing cards or fobs. Occupants, in turn, have one less item to carry, and can open doors from greater distances than traditional key cards and fobs. • One-Click Hot/Cold Calls – Provides a quick and direct way for occupants to indicate when their work areas are too hot or too cold, and to receive confirmation that their issues are being addressed. Facility managers are alerted to occupants’ discomfort in real time, and can view call location, watch for patterns and quickly make adjustments to satisfy occupants.
Regional General Manager, Honeywell Building Solutions, India
Hanwha Techwin Launches the 64- Channel 4K UHD NVR Wisenet P Series PRN-4011
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lobal security company Hanwha Techwin is launching a 64- channel NVR capable of storing videos at 12- megapixel 4K UHD resolution and supports real-time monitoring.
PRN-4011 of the Wisenet P series is an NVR that supports video monitoring at different resolutions up to 12 megapixels, and 400Mbps recording performance allows for 64- channel real-time saving at 2 megapixels.
The newly released PRN-4011 is capable of simultaneous display of 64 channels, allowing for convenient monitoring of financial facilities, factories, and commercial buildings at low cost.
Now with H.265 compression supporting, it can also use recording space efficiently. It also supports RAID5/6 and failover functionality that enables it to activate other NVRs immediately in cases where the NVR recording is interrupted due to a system malfunction. Therefore it avoids data loss making it very reliable for data storage in the financial sector. Furthermore, the remote configuration of specific network camera functions (e.g. resolution, masking, hallway view, etc.) using NVR is possible without a separate PC, leading to greater ease of use. Hanwha Techwin plans to target mid to large-scale retail companies and commercial markets with the launch of the Wisenet P Series 64- channel NVR.
Sony’s Network Video Management System Delivers Expanded Recording, Content Management and Monitoring
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Sony’s new Network Video Management System gives professionals a customisable and flexible solution for managing, storing and analysing content. This system - which includes the HAW-E and HAW-S series of network video recorders (NVR) and the SOW-E and SOW-S series of server-based video management software - is designed for a range of commercial video capture applications, including city surveillance, transportation, financial services and education. The VMS supports a wide variety of IP camera formats, including the newest 4K technologies with the unique features offered by Sony’s 4K network cameras. The addition of a 4K capable recording and content management solution strengthens Sony’s 4K leadership position, offering the option of a 4K end to end solution (lens to screen), while maintaining flexibility to meet the needs for different markets and budgets. 4K image capture now combined with 4K recording lets users benefit from the detail-packed data of 4K high resolution to improve their situational awareness and detail recognition capabilities. “This new VMS platform provides the missing link in the 4K workflow,” Divanshu Gupta, Product Manager -Video Security, Sony. “With support for a wide range of existing camera systems and fully integrated 4K support meeting the growing demand for higher resolution, Sony is delivering a one-stop, end-to-end 4K solution for customers based on our cutting-edge imaging technologies.”
Key features of the new network video management system include: • Local or remote live view/playback and search capabilities. • Multi-client support on a wide range of devices including PCs, tablets and smartphones. • Enhanced search functions such as event, or time to increase the efficiency of system operations. • Situational awareness and detail recognition capabilities which support Sony’s unique features - Intelligent Cropping, both static and dynamic as well as Evidence Shot, which captures the camera’s highest resolution. • Flexibility to work with analytics embedded in new cameras. • Support for the complete Sony network camera line-up, including 4K cameras. Small to mid-sized business and Enterprise Options Sony’s new network video management system will be available in two editions: Standard, for small to mid-sized businesses, and Enterprise, for larger organisations. The Standard edition offers improved functionality and the Enterprise edition is designed to fulfill user needs for large systems using many cameras. The Standard edition, comprised of the easy-to-use SOW-S series and ready-to-run HAW-S series, enables the connection of up to 288 cameras, with support for 32 cameras per unit for the NVR.
Countdown Begins for Secutech and Fire & Safety India 2017
Highlights: Shield Awards, Safety Pavilion and Business Matchmaking
The grand inagural of Secutech and Fire & Safety India 2016
The final countdown for Secutech India and Fire & Safety India has begun. The largest show of India’s Security, safety and fire protection ecosystem is here to add value and bolster growth. BY Editorial Team
ecutech India 2017, the 6th edition of India’s premier security exhibition is expected to grow further with largest ever turnout as global players converge in India’s booming security, safety and fire protection market. As security industry has stepped into a new era with its evolving trends, like Smart Cities, IoT and Intelligent Building Management, Secutech India has carved out a niche by showcasing the latest trends in Security and Fire Safety. Committed to staying at the forefront of the global market, Secutech India offers a complete spectrum of the latest products and vertical specific solutions.
Fire & Safety India in association with the Fire Protection Association of India (FPAI) ventures into its 2nd edition and will be held concurrently with Secutech India and under this renowned brand, will target all aspects of fire safety, including fire detection, evacuation, voice alarm, extinguishing and solutions for danger management, etc.
By associating with Safety Appliances Manufacturer’s Association (SAMA), the show has grown three times. This time ‘Safety Pavilion’ will be a special attraction along with Shield Awards and Connect, thus creating a single- source networking destination for India’s fire, safety and security industry segments.
Together, Secutech India with its Fire & Safety India show is expected to occupy 25000 sq. mts. of exhibition space where over 400 exhibitors will be housed. It has grown consistently with its five successful editions coupled with its global network and proven track record; it is bound to attract top global security brands, leading Indian security companies along with the wide variety of Security, Risk and OHS professionals and End -user community. This year, we venture into maximizing visitors through Connect- a business matchmaking program aimed at fostering partnerships amongst key clients and key visitors in the past to bring in buyers from verticals like- BFSI, Transport, Oil & Gas, Hospitals, Hospitality, Retail, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Safe and Smart Cities.
The Shield Awards 2016 ceremony
Secutech India Safety and Security Conclave (SISSC – 2017) and Fire and Safety India Conclave (FSIC - 2017) will be organized as two separate conference programmes, held concurrently at the exhibition. It will be a two day affair, which will include thought provoking panel discussions, trending themes and insightful presentations by the leading experts and distinguished speakers. PwC is the knowledge partner for SISSC and UL is the knowledge partner for FSIC. In association with SECONA, the Security Consultants’Association, the third edition of Shield Awards will be an award ceremony dedicated to honor the excellence of distinguished individuals and organizations from the security, fire and safety domains.
The key thrust will be on Vertical Specific Security, Safety and Fire Protection Solutions, meticulously planned to serve the objectives of visitors and business delegates. Secutech India 2017 preparations are underway for a grand security exhibition with over 35000+ industry specific visitors and more than 400 exhibitors. These platforms will provide optimum opportunities for gaining a foothold in India’s Security, Safety and Fire Protection markets.
Secutech India Safety and Security Conclave (SISSC – 2016)
CP PLUS Introduces Its New Range at an Elaborate Introductory Show in Bangladesh
In a grand introductory show held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, CP PLUS, the leading global security brand, showcased 3 of its latest ranges: SmartTech EzyKam, Time & Attendance (T&A), and Video Door Phones (VDP). CP PLUS holds a strong presence in Bangladesh in CCTVs and is grabbing market share at a fast pace. BY Editorial Team
“The show was well received by the audience at Bangladesh. Visitors showed immense enthusiasm appreciating and commending the comprehensive approach with which the showcase was presented. It was considered as a learning experience. We look forward to hosting more such shows in the future”, mentioned Aditya Khemka, CEO, CP PLUS.
Showcased at the show were three of the latest CP PLUS solutions, namely SmartTech EzyKams, Time and Attendance, and Video Door Phones. EzyKams are CP PLUS’ range of compact, wireless Wi-Fi cameras that offer hassle-free installation, making them ideal for homes and small offices/ shops. Also grabbing the limelight were CP PLUS’ Time & Attendance solutions - equipped with fingerprint, ID and EM Card access, these solutions are setting new standards in operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness and performance. CP PLUS biometric security devices set. The Video Door Phones by CP PLUS also gathered immense attention among visitors at the event, and was appreciated for its crisp and sturdy design and make.
The show, which was hosted on 4th December 2016 at Araaz Banquets, Dhaka, saw a packed audience comprising of hundreds of system integrators and partners, gathered from all over the country.
The show was well received by the audience at Bangladesh. Visitors showed immense enthusiasm appreciating and commending the comprehensive approach with which the showcase was presented. It was considered as a learning experience. We look forward to hosting more such shows in the future
Aditya Khemka, CEO, CP PLUS.
n a grand introductory show held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, CP PLUS, the leading global security brand, showcased 3 of its latest ranges: SmartTech EzyKam, Time & Attendance (T&A), and Video Door Phones (VDP). CP PLUS holds a strong presence in Bangladesh in CCTVs and is grabbing market share at a fast pace.
Zicom Launches ‘Make Hyderabad Safe’
No Investment – No Management in Security Solutions – an initiative by Zicom SaaS SUBMITTED BY zicom
afety is no more a luxury! In today’s time, it has become a mandatory facility and if one is divested of this basic facility due to high price of owning the ‘Tech Security’, Zicom has a resolution.
Zicom Electronic Security Systems, a pioneer of electronic security systems in India has launched ‘Make Your City Safe’ (MYCS), which will offer a broad spectrum of services including installation and maintenance of CCTV surveillance featuring 24x7 video monitoring service by highly trained professionals at ‘Zicom Command Centre’, all this with zero investment in the equipment. The Hyderabad Police has been advocating installation of CCTV cameras in schools, hospitals, housing societies for women and child safety to help curtail crime in the city. Through MYCS, housing societies, hospitals and educational institutes will feel safe at an attractive monthly or annual fee using the latest technology that is both affordable and hassle free. Zicom with the help of IoT will do remote system health check of the CCTV Surveillance System through its state-of-the-art Zicom Command Centre, hence wiping out the user’s burden of monitoring and ensuring the CCTV surveillance system functions 24x7,365 days. Moreover, Zicom Command Centre is fitted with multiple backup systems ensuring prompt and effective solutions to all security emergencies. ‘Make Your City Safe’ is a social SaaS initiative by Zicom that aims to make housing societies, hospitals and educational institutes more secure by equipping them with high quality CCTV’s that requires‘Zero investment & Zero management’. Users need not pay anything more than a nominal fee even lesser than the salary of the monthly Security Guards, Zicom provides all end-to-end security solutions. Commenting on MYCS, Pramoud Rao, Managing Director, Zicom Electronic Security Systems said, “Hyderabad is a budding IT hub of our country and one of
the fastest growing city, so our effort is to secure safety of Women, Senior Citizens and Children. ‘Make Your City Safe’ is diligent initiative, to address the security threat perception of citizens of Hyderabad while keeping in mind the typical concerns faced by the institutions that house these citizens. We provide remote managed services with three tiers of security like hardware, remote monitoring and remote response all built into a holistic end-to-end security solutions.” Highlights of MYCS• The Hardware & Software cost is on us - You just have to pay only for the Services. • No Annual Maintenance Contract - It is us who maintain the CCTV system and also take care of Repairs and Replacements. • No worries about functioning of the system Zicom assures you that the system will function 24x7, 365 days a year. • No confusion on what is best for you - Free Security Assessment by Experts that help you choose the right security solution. • No financial burden - Easy Monthly Payment option that doesn’t need your society to block any funds for buying CCTV system. • Always accessible - 24x7 Technical/After Sales Support enables you to stay connected.
First CIISCM International Conference on “Security & Crisis Management” Gets Great Response from the Risk and Security Consultant Community
The first ever CIISCM International Conference on “Security & Crisis Management” was held in India at JW Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai on December 16, 2016: In association with one of the leading Risk Consulting Firm - “Netrika Consulting India” based on the theme of security beyond borders working above capability & capacity. The conference provided a platform to exchange ideas about challenges, obstacles and threats, debate latest trends and challenges, share experiences in security professionalism. BY CIISCM
irst time ever a Security conference was inaugurated by the Honorable Chairperson of a renowned travel conglomerate Madhavan Menon, Thomas Cook India, who shared his valuable thoughts on, “ The View from the TOP: Security inside the Business Decision.” Insightful views shared by Dr. Jolene Jerard- Research Fellow and Manager (Capacity Building) International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research on “Recognizing the Transnational Terror Threat Effects and Harnessing the Terror Signals & Signs” was one of the key highlights of the conference where she spoke on unfolding transnational terror threats, the elements of terror group in the regions, the modus operandi of recent attacks and the terrorist mindset.
The forum also delved deep into the very expedient sessions by renowned speakers like. Shirish Janardan Inamdar – BDB, Sanjay Kaushik - Managing Director- Netrika Consulting India , Gerard Lee - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD) Singapore Armed Forces, Gaurav K Datta, Senior Director Security – Flipkart, Col. Sandeep Sudan – Reliance Industries. The CIISCM Conference series has fabricated wave into INDIA by hosting 100+ Key decision makers comprising of Chief Security Officers, Heads of Security, Chief of Physical Security professionals from renowned companies like Goldman Sachs, Flipkart, Reliance Industries, JP Morgan, RBI& other companies across India and abroad.
During the conference exclusive discussions on various aspects on the topics like “Security inside the Business Decision”, “Transnational Terror Threat Effects”, “The New Norm of Security Professionals” followed by Panel Discussions on
Anti-terrorism. Each session witnessed keen interest and inquisitiveness from the audience which interacted with the panelists to discuss opportunities to express their opinion and seek explanations to their doubts and questions towards a synchronicity of the topics. The day-long deliberations was followed by an enlightening “Crisis Simulation Exercise“ conducted by Suraj Shankhpal - Executive Director Goldman Sachs. It was a process by which an organization deals with a major event that threatens to harm the organization, its stakeholders, or the general public.
AllConnect 2016 Enthralls Partners
AllGoVision Technologies successfully organized its first ever Annual Showcase Event, ‘AllConnect 2016’ on 14th December 2016 at Vivanta by Taj, MG Road, Bangalore. The event was attended by the System Integrators, Channel Partners, Technology Partners and many respected professionals from the industry. BY Editorial Team
llGoVision Technologies successfully organized its first ever Annual Showcase Event, ‘AllConnect 2016’ on 14th December 2016 at Vivanta by Taj, MG Road, Bangalore. The event was attended by the System Integrators, Channel Partners, Technology Partners and many respected professionals from the industry. The event started with a Panel Discussion on the topic ‘How to make Smart Cities and Smart Buildings intelligent?’ The Panel included dignitaries from different verticals and thus the discussion saw varied points of view. The Panel included one of the Co-Founders of AllGoVision and the CEO of AllGo Embedded Systems, K Srinivasan; the Director & CEO of AllGoVision, Ashwin Amarapur; a well-known consultant and founder of Green Matrix, Milind Mantravadi; Head of the Forecasting and Analysis Division of Wipro, Benoy Khare and Amrutur Bhardawaj, a distinguished Professor of the ECE Department, IISc Bangalore. The Panel Discussion was followed by the launch of VA 2.0 by Ashwin Amarapur. He talked about the Next Generation Video Analytics and how AllGoVision’s most advanced features will be of great importance for Smart Cities, Smart Buildings and Smart Retail. He threw light on the prevalent difficulties and how Video Analytics can emerge as a Cost-Effective and Revenue-Generating Solution. Ashwin Amarapur’s talk was followed by the Award Ceremony where AllGoVision felicitated its Business Partners. Mohan Kumar, Partner, NVP, who was the Guest of Honour, congratulated and presented the Awards to the Winners. There were 8 Award Categories in total: 1) Technology Partner of the Year: Milestone XProtect India 2) Distributor of the Year (North): ADI Global Distribution 3) Distributor of the Year (South): Texonic Instruments 4) SI of the Year (North): Vantage Integrated Security Solutions 5) SI of the Year (East): Score Information Technologies Ltd 6) SI of the Year (West): Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd 7) SI of the Year (South): Lookman Electroplast Industries Ltd 8) SI Partner of the Year: Honeywell To sum up, the event was very well received by the visitors and the insights
put forward in the Panel Discussion and Ashwin’s talk on Next Gen Video Analytics was appreciated by the audience and people quenched their curiosity by asking many questions.
Jovision’s Seminar Series Concludes Successfully
Jovision Technology organized three seminars in Kolkata, Lucknow and New Delhi, where the company displayed impressive array of products for the industry peers and professionals. SUBMITTED BY JOVISION
ou can’t miss the vibrant arrival of winters in India, when its colorfulness spreads in full splendor. Amidst such pleasant weather, Jovision Technology had the opportunity to cover a very spectacular series of events, focusing on security cameras industry in three of India’s fastest growing cosmopolitans. There has been increasing interest in the fast growing Indian economy. The growing infrastructure, rapid technological enhancements are making India a major player in terms of trade shows, conferences and exhibitions venue. What can a synergy be, than the other fast growing economy giant, China? One company in particular, caught attention during the entire presentation. i.e. Jovision Technology. The company’s novelty, product innovation, customercentric approach and agility to futuristic market demands seemed to be an indicator of their high global presence in the times to come.
Vibrant team of Jovision Technology came all the way from China to India and organized 3 seminars in Kolkata, Lucknow and New Delhi. The seminars showcased the technology potential of Jovison products and solutions, ranging from AHD to IPC, Starlight Cameras to 5 in 1 XVR. Jovision seminar series started from Kolkata and Lucknow. It witnessed a well-attended seminar followed by a truly Nawaabi Lucknow dinner. The seminar was attended by security industry professionals and system integrators. The hosts from Jovision provided the entire showcase of product portfolio. The guests also witnessed the new innovations of Jovision, which were showcased in the seminar. Jovision’s presentation was well received and that marked a good start to the seminar series. Jovision had participated in the security show at Pragati Maidan
in New-Delhi. Jovision had ornatlly decorated booth to showcase entire product range. The Jovision CCTV products were displayed to get enquires from Indian Market. Jovision Technology held their 3rd seminar in the capital city New Delhi, where the company displayed impressive array of products which made the industry look it is on an upward surge. The India Electronic Security Market is highly fragmented and consists of various small and unorganized players, led by very few leading brands. In business climate as such, to add value to security industry ecosystem, Jovision Technology came to India well-armoured with their products and well-equipped to answer to all queries as well as highlight the unique and key features of their products. Each of their seminar was attended by around 80 people. Jovision Team India Trip made the company look like one of the most highly anticipated companies to watch for.
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