“Security is always too much until the day that it is not enough.” This quote, coined by former FBI director William H. Webster, perfectly summarizes the physical security industry. The irony of this fact is that a well-functioning security solution is transparent to the end-user. It is only if the security system fails that it comes to the attention of management. For this reason, both developers and condominium boards have shown some reluctance to invest in high-end security methods. There are many good reasons for this hesitation. Previously any security system over and above a camera system (referred to as a video surveillance system or VSS) has been seen as an upgrade due to the cost of the equipment and of running cables. Recent advances in the equipment have made VSS, and other technologies, much more useful and affordable to condominiums.
Dahua, the large Chinese IP-camera manufacturer, has taken to the sky in delivering an unmanned aerial vehicle —drone— to its offering of security oriented products. Dahua is looking to distinguish their drone as being an industry-level commercial device geared for public safety operations. This is a new direction for Dahua and one that has been undertaken by other IP-camera manufacturers. What distinguishes a Dahua Drone from other Civilian UAVs is the mission it is positioned for: to undertake safety from above. There are in fact two levels of drones, consumer-level and industry-level. Dahua Drones belong to the latter group.
March Networks®, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, announced a new video recording platform purpose-built to capture high-definition IP video and integrated vehicle data in demanding bus environments. March Networks RideSafe™ MT Series IP Recorders provide transportation agencies with sharp megapixel video evidence, automated wireless downloading, Power over Ethernet, and innovative search and investigation capabilities, all while maintaining the exceptional reliability and ease of service customers have come to expect from March Networks.
FLIR has unveiled its most advanced commercial drone camera and aerial mapping system, the dual sensor FLIR Duo Pro R. Featuring both a thermal sensor with radiometry and a visible camera, the FLIR Duo Pro R gives professional drone operators the range and image detail needed to capture actionable thermal and visible imagery in a single drone flight.
Louroe Electronics, the world leader in audio monitoring within the security industry, will host a live demonstration of its gunshot and aggression detection technologies for law enforcement and security professionals at DFW Gun Range and Training Center in Dallas, Texas, on September 27. Security executives traveling to Dallas for ASIS 2017, a security trade show that is expected to attract 22,000 attendees from September 25-28, will also attend the event.
Oncam, the leading provider of 360-degree video capture and business intelligence technology, announced it has added two new functionalities to its website in an effort to enhance the user experience and drive interaction. The web-based 360-degree dewarping preview and the online visualization tool demonstrate Oncam’s continued focus on innovation and individuality. The 360-degree dewarping capability is available through all browsers and enables visitors to use their mouse scroll wheel or trackpad to zoom in/out on, rotate or convert any area of the fisheye image. This makes it appear and feel as though you are looking at a traditional video stream, which allows security operators to view a scene in real-time as events are unfolding.
SureView Systems, a global provider of central station and command center monitoring solutions, has partnered with Tyco Security Products to deploy Tyco’s Sur-Gard (SG)-System 5 with their Immix platforms. The combined solution will provide video verification capabilities as part of a single platform. The unique SG-System 5 alarm receiver supports the visual verification features for DSC PowerSeries Neo, Tyco Security Products’ wireless intrusion platform. These devices have the capability to send a visual “clip” along with the digital alarm that, via the integration with Immix, can be instantly viewed and acted upon by a monitoring agent.
Dahua Technology USA, a leading manufacturer of video surveillance solutions proven the world over, has introduced three new Network Video Recorders (NVRs) to provide a more expansive feature set within their Lite Series and Pro Series product families. The N42, N52, and N54 models have a higher number of PoE ports than their predecessors, and they support the industry’s latest compression codec: Dahua’s optimized Smart H.265+.
LifeSafety® Power continues to turn the power category upside down with never before seen analytics in product solutions, readying to unveil some of the most innovative changes to the industry during ASIS, September 25 through 28, 2017, in Dallas, TX. The company has been building on its line of networking solutions, introducing new data analytics capabilities for connected physical security devices with integrated software-driven intelligence that gives security integrators and end-users assured confidence in the reliability of their security and life safety specifications.
Dahua Technology USA, a leading manufacturer of video surveillance solutions proven the world over, is now shipping 4K and multi-sensor cameras for coaxial infrastructure. Dahua’s revolutionary HD over coax technology, HDCVI, continues to meet the growing needs of the security industry with these new additions to the product line. The 4K HDCVI camera series is the industry’s first line of 4K over coax surveillance cameras, and Dahua’s HDCVI multi-sensor rounds out the company’s robust offerings of HDCVI products. These innovative cameras provide greater options to users of coaxial infrastructure, allowing them to maximize their investment in legacy systems.