Bret McGowan

Vicon Introduces Smartphone Credentialing For Its VAX Access Control System

Vicon Industries brings a new level of convenience and simplicity to its VAX Access Control solution with today’s introduction of mobile credentialing. This new feature allows VAX customers to present their smartphones, instead of cards or fobs, to specialized Bluetooth-enabled VAX door readers. Upon installation of a custom smartphone “wallet” app and a simple authentication process that links that app to the specific phone, users enter their personal VAX credentials into the wallet. Multiple credentials can be accommodated.

Vicon’s Valerus 18.2 VMS Delivers Enterprise Performance with Video Analytics, NVR Failover And More

Vicon Industries announced the launch of Valerus 18.2, the latest version of its popular thin-client VMS solution built upon true open standards. New to this release are features that include: automated NVR failover, enhanced configuration options that include an enhanced rules engine that can respond to external events, tighter controls for system access authorizations and network-wide log collection and reporting. It also offers support for Valerus SmartAnalytics, a soon-to-be-released, tightly integrated video analytics solution that offers real-time event detection, video search and business intelligence applications.

Vicon Introduces Online VMS Training Course On-Demand Platform

Vicon Industries, a leading designer and producer of security surveillance solutions, announced today that training and certification for its Valerus Video Management System is now available as a convenient online course. Following the same curriculum as Vicon’s popular in-person training program, the new online class provides in-depth instruction on all aspects of Valerus, from setup and programming to operational capabilities and special features. Coursework includes hands-on learning and exercises that make use of the actual Valerus software.

Vicon Releases VAX Access Control Version 2.9.60

Vicon Industries announced the release of VAX Access Control, version 2.9.60. This latest VAX version includes powerful feature enhancements to software as well as new hardware options that offer cost savings and programming flexibility. VAX now offers a Master Multi-Door Controller for 2 to 8 doors. Compact and powerful, the new panel is designed for mounting in equipment rooms and for seamless conversion to VAX in retrofit projects, where it will significantly reduce labor and hardware costs.

Vicon Launches 4K H.265 Camera Line Offering 8 MP Dome And Bullet Models

Vicon Industries, introduced its new V988 line of 4K cameras, which deliver the sharp, highly detailed image quality of Ultra HD video. Available in dome and bullet style cameras, these new cameras feature a 3.6-11 mm motorized varifocal lens and IR illuminators, making them appropriate for use in a wide range of applications and lighting conditions. Video captured by these cameras allows users to take advantage of the full display potential of today’s 4K monitors and provides incredible detail without pixilation when zooming into recorded video for investigative purposes.

Vicon’s V1000 Series Multi-Sensor Cameras Provides Panoramic View Without Distortion

Vicon announces the launch of a new line of 180-degree ultra-high-definition multi-sensor cameras. Designed for providing highly detailed coverage of expansive areas, such as airports, perimeter security and city surveillance, the new V1000 line is compatible with many industry leading VMS solutions, including Vicon’s Valerus and ViconNet, and does not require video dewarping by VMS software in order to display an undistorted panoramic image. The V1000 models are fixed camera domes containing four separate camera modules that work together to deliver a seamless 180-degree view. Video can be monitored as a single horizontal image as well as separate quadrants.

World’s Largest Cathedral Trusts Vicon To Deliver World-Class Security

Vicon Industries announced that The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the largest Cathedral and fifth largest church building in the world, recently completed installation of a Vicon Valerus video management system to secure the Cathedral and surrounding 11.3 acre complex in Manhattan. As the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Cathedral is the site of daily religious services, community programing and social outreach. It also plays host to a busy schedule of art exhibitions, concerts, receptions, public and private events and visiting dignitaries, who have included Nelson Mandela, The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu and President Bill Clinton.

NYC’s Greek American Institute Secures Its Facilities With New Vicon System

Vicon Industries announced today that implementation of its end-to-end Valerus video management system at the Greek American Institute (GAI) in Bronx, NY has been completed. The installation was performed by the Long Island office of ITsavvy, a Chicago-based IT products and technology solutions provider. The new Vicon Valerus system encompasses the entire property, which includes the oldest continuously run Greek Orthodox School in the United States and the adjacent Church of Zoodohos Peghe and community center.

Vicon’s 3 MP Cell Camera Provides New High-Resolution Option For The Corrections Market

Vicon Industries has introduced a new 3MP version of its heavy-duty Roughneck V-CELL-HD-B camera, specially designed for use in custodial suites and prison cells. This ONVIF compliant camera features stainless steel assembly, security screws and polycarbonate windows that protect the camera and IR illuminators. Its unique triangular shape accommodates mounting at the juncture of two walls and the ceiling and, once installed, the camera should be permanently sealed to the wall to create a ligature-proof and water-resistant housing.

Vicon’s V800D Series H.265 Domes Offer Short And Long-Term Savings

Vicon introduces the V800D Series of H.265 indoor domes, including 2 MP and 4MP models. The new camera models are available with a choice of fixed or motorized varifocal autoiris lens and include IR illuminators for viewing in all lighting conditions. True Wide Dynamic Range (T-WDR) further improves picture quality by balancing high contrast between bright and dark areas, including difficult-to-see spaces with backlit lighting. Cameras are designed for easy installation and mounting on walls or ceilings.