Dahua Technology USA is the first to market with an HD-over-coax 4MP 30x optical zoom PTZ camera. Part of Dahua’s HDCVI 3.0 series, the camera seamlessly integrates with legacy video surveillance systems to deliver the industry’s highest PTZ image quality and range. Dahua’s HDCVI technology simultaneously transmits three signals (video, audio, and control) over a single cable at a distance of up to 700m for RG6 cable and 500m for RG59.
Hanwha Techwin, a leader in global security, announced that it will expand the company’s manufacturing capacity by constructing a 646,000 square foot facility in Vietnam’s Bac Ninh province. With production facilities in South Korea and China, the new $100 million Vietnam facility located about 20 miles northeast of Hanoi will serve as a production base, increasing capacity for Hanwha’s security products including cameras and recording devices.
OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, announced that the company’s second-generation RGB-Ir image sensors, the OV9756 and the OV4686, will be supported by MStar’s new on-chip image signal processor, the MSC318. The MSC318 is designed for security IP camera solutions and for driving recorder video cameras in automotive imaging applications. OmniVision’s OV9756 and OV4686 were selected for their advanced infrared sensitivity to produce excellent videos in all lighting conditions in an ultra-compact industrial design.
The U.S. Department of Transportation will require recreational drone operators to register their aircraft with the federal government. A new task force has been formed to determine which aircraft should be exempt from the registration The federal government will seek to register all drones, including the lighter, remote-controlled crafts favored by hobbyists, so it can track down any drone pilots who collide with other aircraft or violate rules for safe flights. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said recently the new rules will apply to hobbyists as well as commercial drone operators, who already register.
MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project at Specialized Bicycle Components in the UK to secure access to its headquarters, workshop and showroom protecting high value engineering tools and concept models.
Iveda® (OTCQB:IVDA), enabler of cloud video surveillance through its Sentir™ platform, announced that it received a purchase order for 10,000 Zee® plug-and-play cloud cameras from Filcomserve. The PO has a value of $1.33 Million consisting of four camera models.
In addition to the camera revenue, Iveda will recognize an additional perpetual monthly licensing fee for each camera activated on the Sentir platform. The cameras will be shipped to Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), Filcomserve’s largest customer.
Eagle Eye Networks, Inc., announced that the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera Video Management System (VMS) has been used to secure and monitor testing for the $2M Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a global competition to create pH sensor technology that will affordably and accurately measure ocean acidification. The first testing phase of the competition included a rigorous three-month trial in controlled laboratory conditions at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, focused on accuracy and stability.
TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR) announced the purchase of 860 AXON body-worn video cameras and a five-year subscription to EVIDENCE.com by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti further announced a plan by the city to equip a total of 7,000 officers with body cameras in 2015.
If you feel like someone is watching you, you’re probably right. In the latest manifestation of electronic ogling, police in dozens of cities large and small are enlisting citizens and businesses to register the locations of their private security cameras for possible use in crime investigations. Police use mapping technology to match registered cameras to crime scenes, then ask camera owners for access to possible video evidence.
In the most recent 2014 A&S Security 50 rankings, Dahua Technology moves three spots forward to 6th Place. According to the A&S Security 50 report, Dahua sustained double-digit revenue growth of 53.2% in 2013, which is the highest among the top 10.
Police leaders who have deployed body-worn cameras say there are many benefits associated with the devices. They note that body-worn cameras are useful for documenting evidence; officer training; preventing and resolving complaints brought by members of the public; and strengthening police transparency, performance, and accountability. In addition, given that police now operate in a world in which anyone with a cell phone camera can record video footage of a police encounter, body-worn cameras help police departments ensure events are also captured from an officer’s perspective.
Spurred by the Ferguson, Missouri shooting, President Barack Obama is calling for $75 million in federal spending to get 50,000 more police to wear body cameras that record their interactions with civilians. The package includes $75 million for to help pay for the small, lapel-mounted cameras to record police on the job, with state and local governments paying half the cost.
When a bad guy abducted a woman off the street in Philadelphia a few weeks ago and she was rescued when his car was located in Maryland, I marveled at the black box technology that found the vehicle. Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, D-Essex, NJ, was even more impressed with a nearby store’s video camera that recorded the entire incident and identified the car. So he crafted bill A-3843 permitting a municipality to enact an ordinance establishing a private outdoor video surveillance camera registry, requiring owners of such cameras to register them with police.
NYCHA lost out on funding for more security cameras at housing developments because the application was bungled. NYCHA lost out on hundreds of thousands of federal dollars for security cameras because it bungled filling out the proper paperwork, the NY Daily News has learned. Early this year, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department offered $3 million in “emergency safety and security grants” to housing authorities. More than 330 agencies nationwide applied, but NYCHA officials sent in an application that “was not complete and did not meet the minimum threshold requirements,” according to a HUD document obtained by The News.
Sharp Corporation has developed the industry’s first infrared color night-vision camera capable of capturing color video in pitch-dark (zero lux) environments. The new infrared color night-vision camera will be marketed to corporate customers such as security camera system manufacturers. It uses near-infrared light for illumination to enable color images to be captured in total darkness (zero lux) – a first for the industry.
Kastle Systems, Washington, DC’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), and prominent Washington area real estate firms launched Capital Shield, a partnership that allows MPD direct access to an interconnected network of private security cameras, floor plans, and other critical information in business locations across the city. Enabling MPD with direct access to a large new pool of video cameras and building information in times of crisis allows first responders to quickly gain the situational awareness required for responding to serious threats.
City police are trying to expand their eyes on the streets. They’ve started a new program encouraging business owners and homeowners to register their surveillance cameras with the city. That way if a crime is committed in the area, police will know who might have potential evidence.
Each year, Metlife Stadium hosts 20 NFL games (twice as many as any other NFL Stadium), major concerts and entertainment events, college sporting events, international soccer matches, motor sports, and family shows. Since opening, the Stadium tops the annual charts, being named the Top Grossing Stadium in the World.
Arecont Vision megapixel cameras have been deployed to ensure wide area coverage with extreme detail and the ability to electronically zoom into live and recorded footage without affecting wide area surveillance. The new video surveillance solution was built around Arecont Vision’s megapixel imaging technology to ensure that the highest levels of security and surveillance are maintained at the facility without impeding the fan experience.
The roster of people flowing in and out of campus buildings changes frequently. New students come in, others graduate. Adjunct faculty and visiting scholars join the campus for a limited time; corporate partners and parents stop over for a day. Giving everyone access to the appropriate buildings is a challenge that’s compounded when a mix of security cameras, surveillance systems and other security devices have been installed independently. However, feeds from various devices can be integrated and delivered to safety personnel, who can view and connect security-related events. Additionally, security actions—such as turning on a video camera when unauthorized building access is being attempted—can be automated with security information management software.
Body cameras, like the ones shown on police officers in Ferguson, Mo., will likely appear on officers in Cleveland by early next year. (Huy Mach, St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) Cleveland City Council is expected to pass legislation authorizing the Police Department to spend $1.6 million to equip about 1,000 patrol officers with body cameras. Some council members have been calling for the cameras for years, arguing that the footage would aid criminal investigations and clear up controversy surrounding police shootings and accusations of misconduct.