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ONVIF Chairman To Keynote IoT And Standards Webinar From Memoori

ONVIF®, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, is pleased to announce that Per Björkdahl, ONVIF Steering Committee Chair, will be the featured presenter in the webinar ‘Physical Security, IoT and Open Standards’, on August 17, 2016, at 4:00 PM BST. The webinar is hosted by Memoori, an independent market research company that studies the physical security, smart buildings and energy management markets.

Extreme Networks Introduces Industrial Switches To Deliver Operational Simplicity And Maximum Uptime

Extreme industrial switches are ideal for manufacturing, surveillance, intelligent transportation systems, utilities and smart city applications. The industrial switches are fully managed and support a full feature set including IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at Power over Ethernet for IP-cameras and wireless access points, highly resilient topology options, including fast failover rings, and comprehensive IP multicast support for demanding video applications.

Sensity Systems Acquires Leading Computer Vision Systems Provider Eutecus

Sensity Systems Inc., provider of a leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform for Smart Cities, announced it has acquired Eutecus, an embedded software and configurable processor solutions provider for critical video and multi-sensory analytics systems. The combined company will provide customers with leading computer vision powered solutions in a comprehensive IoT platform for Smart Cities.

How To Protect Your ID Card Access Control System From Getting Hacked

When a 125kHz proximity card is powered up by getting in “proximity” of a reader, it immediately begins to transmit a fixed binary code number. As a result, it’s also possible to use a device that will stealthily power up the card from a distance to read and record its internal data. An attacker can then easily use the card’s information to let unauthorized people in.

Promise Technology Named Best Storage Solution Partner By Milestone

At the Milestone Partner Open Platform (MPOP) Asia event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Promise Technology was named the ‘Best Storage Solution Partner’ for Asia by Milestone Systems, the world-leading provider of open platform IP video management software (VMS). Close cooperation and integration with partners throughout the surveillance ecosystem is important for Promise and the commitment towards its alliance with Milestone was a key reason for the company beating other storage vendors for the award.

Can This Rolling Camera Droid Protect Your Home?

While the Orbii was in early development, the team was approached by first responders. They loved the idea behind the Orbii, but were looking more specifically for a remotely controlled environmental monitoring solution for Fire Fighters, Police, and Hazmat teams to use during rescue operations. So the Orbii team designed a modular sphere with interchangeable panels that can be upgraded to include environmental and atmospheric sensors, letting first responders drive it into dangerous sites and obtain situational awareness. This campaign will fund the consumer version, which can later be adapted into a lifesaving commercial version.

Hikvision Launches Blazer Express Intelligent Video Management Software Station

Hikvision, the supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, has launched Blazer Express, an easy-to-use and highly efficient intelligent video management software (iVMS) station, designed specifically to meet the needs of small-to medium-sized retail surveillance applications. Catering for up to 16 or 32 network surveillance cameras, Blazer Express (supplied with preinstalled operating system), offers individual shops, multi-site stores, and gas stations, centralized video management and easy operation, along with quick and easy installation via its set-up wizard, and automatic device discovery to recognize any connected Hikvision devices.

Annke Releases 4-Megapixel HD PoE Day Night Security Cameras

Annke, a supplier of security cameras for small-scale commercial applications, announces its release of 4-Megapixel HD PoE security cameras with HD video quality, a variety of advanced functions, and a favorable price. The 4MP cameras are currently available in the United States, and will be sold in Australia and Germany soon.

Robocops Are Here. It’s Time To Create Rules On How Police Should Use Them.

Micah Xavier Johnson, the Dallas shooter, will go down in history as a domestic terrorist who killed five officers and wounded nine others. He will also go down in history as the first person killed by an armed police robot. Johnson was killed in a standoff when Dallas police sent in a remote operated Remotec bomb disposal robot that had been jury-rigged to carry a pound of C-4 plastic explosives.

2016 Physical Security Industry Influencers: VOTE NOW!

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Vicon Industries CEO Eric Fullerton Resigns

Vicon Industries CEO Eric Fullerton has resigned August 1, and his last day at Vicon was Friday, August 5, 2016. This comes less than two years after joining Vicon (NYSE: VII). Fullerton also is stepping down from his role as a director of the video surveillance company, the company announced in a SEC 8K filing.

Siklu Brings Broadband To New York City’s Digital Deserts

Skywire Networks, the business division of Xchange Telecom, has selected Siklu Inc. for its easy-to-deploy solutions to enable multi-gigabit broadband for commercial buildings in New York City. This partnership is part of New York City’s broadband expansion in Industrial Business Zones, which is delivering business class data and voice services to currently underserved areas known as the city’s “digital deserts.” As industrial areas undergo urbanization, there is a huge need for urban wireless solutions as these areas lack fiber-based broadband.

NEC Delivers Facial Recognition System For South Australia Police

NEC Australia, a leading technology services company, together with NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), today announced it has been selected to deliver South Australia Police’s facial recognition system, its latest weapon against crime in the state to support forensic, investigative and front-line policing operations. The facial recognition technology will help South Australia Police (SAPOL) solve crimes faster, apprehend criminals earlier, and assist with criminal investigations, including searching for missing persons more efficiently. SAPOL expects the system to contribute to a safer community.

Vanderbilt Eventys IP-Cameras/NVRs For Small To Medium Installations

The Eventys range offers variants of up to H.264+ IP compression efficiency and optimized codec technology, alongside two network video recorders (NVRs). With a simple set up procedure, these products offer outstanding functionality and flexibility and are perfect for small to medium sized installations. The Eventys IP-cameras feature 1.3MP to 2MP resolution with both fixed and varifocal lens options. Powering and connecting the cameras is a simple and straightforward exercise thanks to the use of Power over Ethernet (PoE), which allows energy to be supplied via the IT network infrastructure. This is coupled with automatic IP address allocation, along with auto-device detection and connection, making Eventys truly plug and play.

Wavestore Launch Small Systems NVRs Pre-Installed With Its VMS

Measuring just 115mm x 111mm x 52mm (4.5in x 4.4in x 2in) and weighing in at just 1.2Kg (2.65lbs) with near-silent, operation, the A-Series NVRs may be compact and unobtrusive but they still pack a punch. With the ability to record up to 8 x 1080P HD cameras, they run Wavestore’s WaveView client software locally, allowing users to view live and recorded images directly from a unit for day-to-day standalone operation. In addition, users are able to log-in remotely using WaveView client software from their PCs or laptops, or while on the go, via the WaveView Mobile app available for iOS and Android devices.

Minnesota Casino Migrates To IP Video Surveillance With victor From Tyco Security Products

Tyco Security Products has announced that Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minn., has selected its victor video management system (VMS) as the core platform for its new fully IP-based video surveillance system, which includes hundreds of new Illustra IP-cameras and several new VideoEdge network video recorders (NVRs). With victor at the center of its new system, the casino is able to streamline its surveillance operations, drastically improve video image quality, and monitor live and recorded video faster.

ID Solutions Selects Tyco’s Kantech’s hattrix Managed Access Control For Multi-Site Management

ID Solutions chose the hattrix solution for several multi-state properties, which include commercial rental units. The hattrix solution enables ID Solutions to outsource the systems’ hardware and database, as well as complex and time consuming tasks such as configuration of devices, system backups, and badge entry, to California Commercial Security (CCS), ID Solutions’ San Diego-based systems integrator.

Open Options Announces Access Control Integration With Axis Communications

Open Options and Axis Communications are both proponents of the value of open architecture in access control software and hardware. By integrating DNA Fusion with AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller, the integration provides a non-proprietary, open IP-based complete access control solution that is leading edge and future proof.

ONVIF Releases Profile Q For Quick Install, Advanced Security

Profile Q also supports Transport Layer Security (TLS), a secure communication protocol that allows ONVIF devices themselves to communicate with clients across a network in a way that protects against tampering and eavesdropping. Profile Q has been in release candidate status in order to provide industry review and feedback prior to the final release.

Smartest All Terrain Video Surveillance Vehicle Uses BASH

Made by Dotworkz, BASH (Ballistic Anti-Shock Housing) is an amphibious, extreme off-road, and all-environment-ready camera protection. It is designed to work flawlessly with all mini-dome, HD, megapixel, micro PTZ, action, and specialty cameras. BASH™ is the first of its kind providing the ultimate mobilized security protection for your camera. BASH was designed to withstand anything that this world can throw at it, literally. BASH’s strength comes from it’s High Impact Lenses and with the optional Armored Reflective Lens you can both hide and protect the equipment inside. It has a unique 12 point floating stabilization system called Shell-Shock Vibration Suppression.