Product Focus

Essence Group Partners with Securitas Direct Switzerland for Implementation of MyShield Intruder Prevention Solution

Essence Group announced it has partnered with leading security services provider Securitas Direct Switzerland to pilot the MyShield all-in-one intruder prevention system in the Swiss market. Securitas Direct will test the MyShield solution for mass deployment. Its easy integration with existing security systems will provide an enhanced level of security to residential and commercial users in Switzerland, acting as a ‘first responder’ to force intruders out of premises before they are able to cause harm.

i-PRO Releases the i-PRO mini – Smallest AI-based Surveillance Camera on the Market

i-PRO announced the launch of its new i-PRO mini network camera. With a pocket-sized form factor and full complement of AI analytics functionality, the i-PRO mini represents the next generation of smaller, discreet smart cameras that not only protect retail and other businesses, but also provide operational and business insights. Part of the i-PRO S-series line, the completely new compact design blends seamlessly into any environment. Although the i-PRO mini is exceptionally small, powerful AI processing on the edge enables the camera to quickly process large amounts of data, running up to three simultaneous AI analytic applications.

Valuber Security Deploys Integrated Security Solutions for Government Agency Client

aluber Security confirmed multiple integrated security system deployments for Federal Agency offices in New York City. Working in close cooperation with the experienced general contractor, Valuber Security designed and installed integrated security systems including access control, video surveillance, and video management to meet stringent requirements as well as the agency’s operational objectives.

i-PRO Americas Adds 28 New High Resolution Cameras with Edge AI Analytics to its Mid-range Camera Line-up

i-PRO Americas Inc., set a new benchmark in the expansion of AI into the security industry by adding 28 new high resolution models to its S-Series line-up. The new 4K, 6MP and 5MP resolution cameras are available in indoor and outdoor as well as Bullet and Dome styles. Equipped with the latest lenses and sensor technology, the new high resolution cameras are bringing a new level of image quality to support the highest precision analytics applications – making sure every pixel counts. All 28 models include a built-in AI processor enabling up to three different Deep Learning AI applications running directly on the camera itself.

i-PRO Introduces New 4K Panoramic Front Camera for Police Vehicles

i-PRO Americas Inc., announced the launch of its new 4K Panoramic Front Camera for police vehicles, the WV-VCF41P. A component of i-PRO’s powerful ICV4000 in-car video (ICV) system, the new camera is ideal for law enforcement agencies seeking wide-angle coverage and high-resolution capture of video evidence from the vehicle. Unlike traditional forward-facing cameras, the WV-VCF41P provides a full 150-degree field of view. The innovative lens is specifically designed to minimize distortion and edge warping, resulting in the widest angle offered.

LTO Tape Capacity Shipments Reach New Record in 2021

The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, IBM Corporation and Quantum Corporation, released their annual tape media shipment report, detailing year-over-year shipments through the fourth quarter of 2021. The report reveals 148 Exabytes (EB) of total tape capacity (compressed) shipped in 2021, marking an impressive record year for the LTO Program. With a growth rate of 40%, this strong performance in shipments continues following the previous record-breaking 114 EB capacity shipped in 2019 and 105 EB of capacity shipped in 2020 (during the pandemic).

Cobalt Robotics Launches Enterprise Mobile Video Chat for its Automated Robotics Service

Cobalt Robotics announced an industry first: enterprise mobile video chat on Cobalt’s state-of-the-art robotics. Now enterprises can connect staff and visitors with a live employee from their organization or security team first with backup from Cobalt’s Command Center, through real-time video on the robot wherever the robot is patrolling, in a secure managed solution. Enterprise mobile video chat enables clients to connect visitors and staff entering their offices, whether it’s a satellite or launchpad, directly with a receptionist or security officer from the main corporate office via video on the robot for any concerns or questions.

New Wi-Fi 6 Wall-Plate Access Point Features Powerful Multicasting Technology for Hospitality

EnGenius Technologies announced the release of its new EnGenius cloud managed ECW215 Wi-Fi 6 dual-band 2×2:2 wall-plate access point. he EnGenius ECW215 is a sleek, low-profile design for easy concealment that uses Wi-Fi 6 technology to deliver best-in-class wireless experiences to more devices like laptops, tablets, smart phones, and IoT sensors in rooms. The AP also provides a versatile, built-in 2-port gigabit switch to connect and provide power to wired devices like VoIP phones when cabling or power sources are limited.

Alula Launches New Enhanced Video Platform

Alula announced the release of its powerful new video platform. Featuring new camera models, AI-based object detection, enhancements to video clip navigation and viewing in the Alula Smart Security App and advanced video capabilities through the new Slimline Touchpad PRO. These new products and capabilities strengthen the role that video plays as a core component of professional security, and further reinforces Alula’s position as a full-service solutions provider.

Hall Technologies Introduces PTZ Cameras for Classrooms, Collaboration and Conferencing

Global Pro AV manufacturer Hall Technologies will unveil a new line of PTZ cameras at the upcoming ISE show in Barcelona. The HT-CAM-4K-EPTZ features 4K ultra-high-definition in a sleek new design. Additionally, the CAM-1080PTZ features vivid and high-resolution video with fantastic color rendition and handheld remote with intuitive controls. Both are ideal for online education, training rooms, video conferencing, house of worship, tele-medicine, and unified communication applications.

Teledyne FLIR Introduces Hadron 640R Dual Thermal-Visible Camera for Unmanned Systems

Teledyne FLIR announced the release of its high-performance Hadron 640R combined radiometric thermal and visible dual camera module. The Hadron 640R design is optimized for integration into unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), robotic platforms, and emerging AI-ready applications where battery life and run time are mission critical. he 640 x 512 resolution Boson longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal camera inside the Hadron 640R can see through total darkness, smoke, most fog, glare, and provide temperature measurements for every pixel in the scene. T

New Dragonfruit Cloud VMS Screener+ SaaS Solution Automatically Eliminates False Alarms up to 99%

False alarms drain the life out of security operations on so many levels by wasting valuable personnel resources and budget, and hampering overall situational awareness and security. Now Dragonfruit Frontier Cloud VMS and video analytics users can automatically eliminate false alarms by as much as 99% with a new Video Verification as a Service called […]

Denning Electronics to market and sell SALTO Systems smart access control solutions in Illinois, Wisconsin

SALTO Systems has contracted with Denning Electronics to market and sell SALTO’s innovative products in Illinois and Wisconsin. Denning Electronics provides access control, security, communications, and surveillance sales support to distributors, security system integrators, engineering design firms, architects, and system users. SALTO hardware and software can be networked without wires to provide real-time intelligence and instant control, and easily integrates with existing systems to improve manageability and enhance the end-user experience.

Qognify VMS Combining True Enterprise-Class Video Management with Advanced Cloud Capabilities and Flexible Deployment Options

Qognify launched its new video management software Qognify VMS. Qognify VMS is designed to meet the specific physical security needs of organizations around the globe. It is based on field-proven technology components, which are used by many customers in thousands of security projects worldwide. As a true next-generation VMS, it combines the powerful core of an enterprise-class VMS with unique added values such as low total costs of ownership, business process support, advanced ecosystem integrations and cloud readiness.

Johnson Controls Acquires SES to Extend Access Control to Critical Infrastructure

ohnson Controls announced that it acquired Security Enhancement Systems LLC (SES), a provider of mobile-based, keyless access control solutions used in critical infrastructure, including telecommunication towers for major providers. SES integration of mobile, cloud and on-premise technology provides a complete solution for multi-site security. SES has pioneered highly optimized and versatile locking solutions for remote sites that include diverse security needs for perimeter control, equipment, shelters and other valuable assets for telecommunication, utilities, transportation and data centers.

Genetec Cautions Public Sector to Harden Physical Security Systems Against Digital Threats in Light of Rising Cyberattacks

Following a pandemic-exacerbated rise in data breaches and ransomware attacks, Genetec guided public sector organizations on how to reduce cyber vulnerabilities of physical security systems that are often overlooked. IP security cameras and other security devices were put in place to protect people, assets, and environments. But the same network connectivity that enables organizations to monitor operations and update software remotely presents a path into the network for cyber criminals. If they are not sufficiently modern or properly shielded, they can pose significant risk to cybersecurity. An attack that originates in a camera or door controller can find its way through the network to block access to critical applications, lock files for ransom, and steal personal data.

Complete Bosch System Secures Stations for the Town of Batavia Fire Department

The Town of Batavia, New York, Fire Department has installed a complete security system from Bosch to safeguard its two stations. The facilities are now secured by Bosch systems for video surveillance, access control, and fire detection. Twenty-seven FLEXIDOME IP 5000i cameras provide high quality images around the interior and exterior of the building to help deter unwelcome behavior. Video recording and management is provided by the DIVAR IP all-in-one 5000 solution. Having the same system design at each station ensures ease of use for fire department personnel.

Teledyne FLIR Introduces RS6780 Long-Range Radiometric Infrared Camera

Teledyne FLIR announced the FLIR RS6780 long-range radiometric infrared camera system, designed for range tracking, target signature, outdoor testing, and science applications in all conditions. Featuring continuous zoom, the camera includes an integrated motorized three-position filter wheel and optional factory calibrations to support thermography applications up to 3000°C. The optional 3x zoom afocal lens attachment provides engineers and scientists the flexibility to change the focal range from the standard 50mm–250mm to up to 150mm –750mm, designed to get the most pixels on target and address unique application and testing requirements in the field.

Teledyne FLIR Releases Boson+ Longwave Infrared Thermal Camera Module

Teledyne FLIR announced the Boson+ with thermal sensitivity of 20 millikelvin(mK)or less, making it the most sensitive long wave infrared (LWIR) camera in the market. It shares the industry-leading SWaP of the widely deployed and real-world-proven Boson thermal camera module. With identical mechanical, electrical, and optical interfaces, the Boson+ is a drop-in upgrade that also includes updated image processing to deliver enhanced sharpness and contrast for defense and commercial applications.