Physical security that was often a second thought weighing against information security, is entirely changing its pose today. With threats starting from people inside an organization to external entities, organizations across the globe struggle for managing their security posture day by day. To help CTOs, CIOs, and CEOs find the right Physical Security Technology solution provider, a distinguished selection panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts, and CIOReview’s editorial board has selected a list of Physical Security Technology solution providers that exhibit innovative technologies and strategies.
Cancun Airport is Mexico’s second busiest airport, after Mexico City, but the biggest for international passengers. The number of passengers has been growing quickly, from seven million in 1999 to approximately 23 million annually today. With the number of visitors increasing sharply, passenger safety and security has become more demanding and has required a comprehensive new security solution. Airport Operator ASUR decided to redesign video security to have one system operating across all four terminals.
Arteco announced that its Video Event Management and Video Intelligence Solutions are now integrated with Bosch Security Systems IP-cameras and security devices. The close integration between Bosch technologies and Arteco’s NEXT video event management system (VEMS) will support more of Bosch’s core functions, leading to stronger security and advanced capabilities to build advanced intelligence.
The new Bosch Video Management System 8.0 (BVMS 8.0) from Bosch offers stitching, GPU (Graphics Processor Unit) decoding and 64-bit function – all of which allows surveillance operators to respond faster to incidents by monitoring a greater number of video cameras concurrently. The BVMS 8.0 offers an additional cost-efficiency, and it supports the latest ‘fusion’ dual-sensor technology.
Bosch introduces a complete new lineup of intelligent cameras within its midrange portfolio. The all-new fixed dome (FLEXIDOME) and bullet (DINION) IP 4000i, IP 5000i and IP 6000i cameras now have Essential Video Analytics built in as a standard (intelligent) feature. This enables these network video cameras to understand what they’re seeing, generating metadata to add sense and structure to the video footage. Instead of simply capturing and storing video data, users can now use the metadata alongside the video footage to improve their level of security and make smarter business decisions using a wealth of statistics.
Until now, level of detail has been the key quality parameter for surveillance cameras, as clear images at all times was the most important feature for high security. True, security personnel must see all relevant information in great detail to react quickly and take appropriate action. But what if a moving object leaves the camera’s field of view? The AUTODOME IP family of pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) cameras is the answer. These enable users manually to keep track of persons of interest as they move – even at speed, far beyond a fixed camera’s field of view.
Just picture a challenging physical environment: A national border in the blazing desert, a wintry railway yard in arctic temperatures, a partly foggy airport, or a factory largely wreathed in smoke or dust. If a video security camera is needed, the right choice could be the MIC IP-camera family – one that goes to extremes. High winds, rain, fog, 100 percent humidity, temperatures as low as -40°C (-40°F) to as high as +65°C (+149°F), extreme vibrations, high impacts and even corrosion.
Bosch Security Systems has appointed two new associates to expand its inside sales and application design teams in Canada. With these appointments, the company aims to provide enhanced support for customers of Bosch security products and for customers of Sony video security products in the country. Don Maxey, Application Design Specialist, joins the Bosch team with 18 years of experience in security system sales, design, and project management. His role is to support Bosch security integrators and distributors in Ontario in their efforts to win new business using Bosch products and solutions.
Promise Technology, a leading developer of open storage platforms for video surveillance, announced that its Vess A-Series Network Video Recorders (NVRs) are certified for use with Bosch Video Management System software (BVMS). Certifying Vess A-Series NVRs with the BVMS strengthens the companies’ partnership and offers customers an optimized solution that has been tested to deliver the highest levels of performance and reliability. Extensive documentation of the testing results is available and ensures that customers can fully leverage the performance offered by the integrated Vess A-Series and the BVMS solution while also reducing deployment and management costs by having the VMS and surveillance storage on a single device.
Bosch MIC IP starlight 7000 HD PTZ cameras cover one of the largest cave systems worldwide. To enable the capture of clear video images from selected sites within the national park’s cave network, observe and monitor wildlife, including bats, and provide real-time surveillance. Regardless of the challenging conditions, like the total darkness in the caves, the images needed to be of sufficient quality to appear on a monitor at the park’s Bat Observatory. Extremely robust cameras were required to function reliably 24/7 in extreme heat, humidity and darkness. The cameras were to be placed inside the biggest cave chamber in the world, which is 175 meters wide and has ceilings as high as 120 meters.