Leica Smart 3D Surveillance System Now Available in Two Versions

Leica Geosystems announced the expansion of its Leica BLK247 smart 3D surveillance system to accommodate the varying needs of its global customers. The Leica BLK247 is the world’s first 3D sensor combining LiDAR, video camera and thermal imaging technology for security and surveillance. Building owners, operators, security teams, and facilities managers can benefit from continuous monitoring of buildings and spaces including hospitals, factories, manufacturing plants, and offices.

British Airways I360 Reaches Unprecedented Heights, Helped By Seagate Skyhawk

British Airways i360 is a 162-meter (531 ft.) tall observation tower on the seafront of Brighton on the UK’s south coast that opened in August 2016 on the site of the famous beach town’s historic West Pier. Conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye, British Airways i360 is the world’s tallest moving observation tower and the world’s first vertical cable car. Brighton CCTV selected Seagate as an additional partner for the project to deliver its high-capacity SkyHawk storage, purpose-built for surveillance systems with Seagate’s ImagePerfect firmware.

A Practical Guide To HD-CCTV

Everything you need to know about Analog and Digital HD-CCTV, well practically everything. Understanding the practical difference between CVI, TVI, AHD, SDI, EX/SDI and IP (Megapixel) can be a bit confusing to say the least, so in short we’re going to make it as easy as we can for you. This article will cover everything you need to know about the differences between ANALOG and DIGITAL HD-CCTV systems, how they work, differ in image quality, and how you can upgrade your current system using the appropriate technology to suit your needs and budget.

Dahua and Exar Agree on First HDCVI Technology Licensing

Dahua Technology announces the signing of a strategic agreement with Exar to license High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI) technology. Under the terms of the new agreement, Exar will be able to design, manufacture, and sell high-definition analog video solutions utilizing HDCVI technology as licensed from Dahua. As the HDCVI technology inventor and patent owner, Dahua has made it as a global open standard, providing open access for any third part, including competing manufacturers, to use HDCVI.

NBM Distribution Wins “Newcomer of the Year” Award From MOBOTIX

MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has recognized NBM Distribution Limited, a specialist supplier of data network cabling architecture solutions, and security products as its “Newcomer of the Year” following its first full year as the newest UK MOBOTIX distributor.

Dahua’s HDcctv Alliance HDCVI Launch

The HDcctv Alliance announce that Dahua Technology Co., Ltd., has opened its patented HDCVI technology – the basis for the HDcctv AT 2.0 standard to the global video surveillance industry, through the HDcctv Alliance Member Intellectual Property Agreement. First introduced in late 2012, HDCVI technology transmits HDTV signals over any legacy CCTV cabling. The HDcctv […]

HDcctv Alliance Provides First Look At HDcctv 2.0 At IFSEC

Surveillance video standards organization HDcctv Alliance will provide the European security industry with its first look at the new generation of HDcctv 2.0 surveillance technologies and products at IFSEC International 2014. The HDcctv 2.0 standards –which were ratified in February of this year– have been developed and agreed for equipment able to produce high-fidelity HD […]

The New Big Brother: Your Neighbors – Households Urged To Stop Using CCTV To Film Those Living Next Door

Fears of excessive state surveillance are commonplace. But it seems the real spies could be closer to home – the neighbors. Members of the public have been urged to stop using CCTV to film those living next door after a surge in complaints. Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, appealed to people’s ‘common decency’, saying […]

Axis’ T8646 PoE+ Over Coax Blade First Multi-Channel Migration To IP Solution

Axis Communications, the global leader in network video surveillance, announces AXIS T8646 PoE+ over Coax Blade for a multi-channel migration solution to IP video that leverages a building’s existing coaxial infrastructure to connect to new IP-cameras. There are several ways to migrate from analog CCTV to digital surveillance systems, such as video encoders and media […]

Head In The Clouds Or Feet On The Ground? Cloudview Launches Video IP Cloud Device

By Tom Reeve on March 5, 2014 The developers behind Jabbakam, the cloud-based online video surveillance and security system, have redeveloped and re-launched the product as a corporate-grade surveillance solution under the name Cloudview. I sat down with Cloudview founder James Wickes recently to find out why he thinks his solution will revolutionise the corporate security market. Jabbakam was developed in 2010 as a video management system to allow people to record CCTV surveillance video to an internet server and view the footage online. It also allows users to network IP cameras together and share the footage either privately or with a wider audience. The Jabbakam VMS works with its own brand cameras or a selected range of IP cameras from companies such as Y-Cam and Axis. Despite being designed primarily for the domestic market, Jabbakam attracted a great deal of interest from the corporate market, Wickes said. “On the basis of that, we developed Cloudview and changed the company name.” With Cloudview, the product is first and foremost an analogue camera solution. Using a Cloudview video network adapter (VNA), users can stream analogue cameras to the cloud storage system using automatic event triggers or manual activation. The VNA includes a built-in video encoder, SD card slot for local storage and network adapter as well as a USB slot for plugging in a wireless network adapter or 3G wifi device. Simples Wickes said that Jabbakam had taught him the importance of keeping things simple. “The key challenges highlighted through […]

CNB Technology Unveils New IP Surveillance Solutions

CNB Technology announced plans to accelerate the delivery to market of high-definition, networked video surveillance solutions based on the new 2nd generation Intel Core Processors (formerly codenamed “Sandy Bridge”) in Korea and select countries worldwide. CNB’s XNET Megapixel IP and HDcctv cameras, along with Intel Core processor-powered digital security and surveillance solutions aim to greatly advance the performance and utility of video surveillance products in the market. CNB Technology, a standard-definition (SD) cameras and analog DVRs provider, has created its own XNET platform for the evolution of the Digital Security and Surveillance (DSS) markets, driving the video surveillance ecosystem forward. “These new efforts based on Intel architecture is another example of CNB Technology’s Digital Security and Surveillance Division reaching beyond traditional analog solutions towards IP/HD convergence”, says Bong-Hoon Yoo, President & CEP of CNB Technology. “Our vision is to fulfill the need of this shifting traditional video surveillance market in conjunction based on Intel processors for the DSS edge (Megapixel IP and HDcctv solutions”, helping to proliferate the use of Video Analytics in security, business intelligence, and new applications markets.” “Intel Is committed to creating innovative technologies and solutions to bring to the digital security and surveillance market” says Todd Matsler, director of segment marketing, Low-Powered Embedded Products Division at Intel Corporation. “Intelligent, high-definition NVRs and HD DVRs that utilize 2nd Generation Inte Core Processors offer unprecedented technology innovation, increasing security, business intelligence and IT integration opportunities for enterprises worldwide. With solutions from companies such as CNB Technology, as […]

Phybridge To Partner With IP-Camera And Surveillance Provide CCTV-to-IP Switch Innovation

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 There are tens of millions of analog cameras globally that need to be upgraded to IP Cameras and the Phybridge family of switches makes the migration quick, easy, low cost and risk free. The Phybridge IP Camera enabling switches are designed to transform the existing coax infrastructure into an IP path with power with 2,000 ft reach. These switches are based on Phybridge’s proven PoLRE (Power over Long Reach Ethernet) technology. These switches eliminate all the barriers and complexities associated with IP Camera migration and provide the ideal platform for businesses looking to make the move to IP. The EC (Ethernet over Coax) and CLEER (Coax Leveraged Ethernet Extended Reach) switch families are specifically designed for IP enabling the coax infrastructure with many options to suit all customers. “Robustness and ease of use are at the core of everything we design here,” said Oliver Emmanuel, President and Founder of Phybridge Inc. “In order to create robust technology that is simple to configure, deploy and manage, we had to overcome complex technological challenges while integrating many networking innovations into our products.” SWITCH FEATURES “We believe the best strategy for us is to partner with existing providers that have an existing customer base wanting to migrate to IP Cameras,” said John Croce, CEO at Phybridge. “Concept units will be available in December 2013 and we are looking to announce our partnerships early in the New Year.” Please contact John Croce at john(dot)croce(at)phybridge(dot)com or call (888) […]

VIVOTEK Launches Miniature H.264 1-CH Video Server

VIVOTEK announced the launch of its miniature H.264 1-CH video server VS8100. With its compact size and power sharing feature, VS8100 is an ideal option for front-end installations and discreet surveillance applications, such as homes, offices, retail stores, banks, and city surveillance, allowing for easy migration from an analog to digital surveillance system. With the evolution of network technology and a substantial increase in demand for high resolution image quality, IP cameras are the driving force behind transformation in the security market. While the IP camera market is continuing to expand, the transition from analog takes time when considering the existence of currently-installed legacy systems. VIVOTEK’s video servers act as a reliable and user-friendly facilitator for the transition from CCTV to IP-Based Surveillance. Through VIVOTEK’s video servers, data received from analog camera can be encoded by VIVOTEK’s self developed advanced codec system and broadcast via an IP network for monitoring and recording. VIVOTEK VS8100’s compact size, no larger than that of a human finger, means that minimal footprint is required to deploy the technology in a variety of applications. The power sharing feature also makes installation easy by allowing the unit to share power with an existing 12V DC power supply from an analog camera. The high-performance H.264 compression format is able to reduce video file sizes, enabling bandwidth efficiency maximization and storage capacity optimization. In addition, by supporting multiple simultaneous streams, the video streams can be transmitted in either H.264 or MJPEG formats for versatile applications. Together with […]

UK CCTV Commissioner Hosts Conference On Regulation

By Tom Reeve on October 31, 2013 Andrew Rennison, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, addresses the audience at his first conference on the code of practice Around 120 delegates attended the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s conference in London last week to hear about and discuss the latest developments around the commissioner’s new code of practice. The event was held at the Royal Society in central London and was opened by the commissioner Andrew Rennison who, after introducing the day’s speakers, called for delegates to help promote the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice to the CCTV industry. Borrowing a word from Lord Taylor of Holbeach, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Criminal Information at the Home Office, Rennison asked people to go forth and “evangelise” the code. He said it was an approach that had worked during his six years as the Forensic Science Regulator, and it was on the back of this success that the Home Office had asked him to become the interim CCTV regulator (later to become the surveillance camera commissioner). Evangelising the code is necessary because, of course, the code is not mandatory and, as it only applies to systems owned by local authorities and the police, covers less than five per cent of CCTV systems in England and Wales. Andrew Rennison, Surveillance Camera Commissioner And while relevant authorities have been told they must have regard to the 12 guiding principles of the code, there are no penalties for failing to observe it. Compliance is entirely voluntary […]

Hikvision Leads Indian Video Surveillance Analog Camera Market

Indian video surveillance camera market posted shipment of 514,405 units in the first quarter of 2013. Hikvision is leading the Indian video surveillance camera market with 25 percent share. CP Plus and Maximus CCTV are the other two leading vendors in the Indian video surveillance camera market, Research and Markets said. Hikvision,  CP Plus and Maximus CCTV — top 3 players together constitute 48 percent of the market share in Q1 2013. Video surveillance camera market trends Analog surveillance systems account for 90 percent of the market share, whereas 10 percent of market share has been captured by IP systems. Around 69 percent of total units shipped are dome shaped. The PTZ feature can only be found in around 13 percent of the total units shipped. The Indian video surveillance camera market is ruled by analog based surveillance systems. However, video surveillance technology has shown an impressive evolution from the analog to digital. The need for smart and intelligent security systems due to increased criminal activities has also triggered the demand for video surveillance camera systems in India. Further, the image quality is of paramount importance in carrying out judicial procedures and law enforcement. The key opportunities for Indian video surveillance camera market in 2013 would be the demand for enhanced image quality; IP camera systems, emergence of mobile and cloud based video surveillance services. Demand for high-resolution cameras would increase by creating customer awareness regarding better resolution pictures for various applications. Article Tags Related Posts