Xtralis Wins Numerous Accolades At IFSEC/FIREX

Xtralis Chairman and CEO Named as a Top Influential Figure in both Fire and Security; ADPRO IntrusionTrace Wins Innovation Award. Xtralis, the world’s leading provider of very early and reliable detection and remote visual verification safety and security solutions, earned three more accolades at the IFSEC/FIREX International 2014 trade shows held June 17-19 in London, […]

LPR Assists Law Enforcement

License plate recognition (LPR) technology continues to advance and is better equipped than ever to support law enforcement and help save lives and protect property. Specific cases of LPR technology in action, as described in this article, demonstrate how it aids law enforcement in everything from reducing gasoline theft and enforcing traffic regulations, to identifying […]

Aver Enhances Its IPL Camera Portfolio

Aver has enhanced its range of IPL cameras, which have been improved with more advanced features to ensure best performance with latest technology. Aver has added five IVA features into over 15 of their stoutest IP-cameras. The Corridor Mode rotates the camera 90° and enables portrait-style (9:16) format, as opposed to the default widescreen (16:9) […]

Big Companies Neglect Physical Security And Over-Rely On Surveillance

CCTV was first launched in 1942, when Siemens AG installed a system to observe the launch of V-2 rockets (the world’s first long-range missile), although the first commercial closed circuit television system became available in the US in 1949. Since its original roll-out, the technology has advanced and in 2013, The British Security Industry Authority […]

Xtralis Sets New Performance Benchmark With Award-Winning 220-Meter PIR

Xtralis, the world’s leading provider of very early & reliable detection and remote visual verification safety and security solutions, announced the ADPRO® PRO E-Super Long Range (SLR) passive infrared (PIR) detector, the industry’s longest range detector. This product is a member of the ADPRO PRO E-portfolio of volumetric, curtain, and directional solutions for perimeter protection […]

‘Internet Of Things’ Takes Hold In Physical Security

The Internet of Things concept is quickly beginning to take hold in the physical security industry. One trend that is beginning to rapidly take hold across the technology landscape is the concept of what has been dubbed as the “Internet of Things” or IoT for short, which is essentially the proliferation of web-enabled devices throughout […]

Bill Gates Files Patent To Protect You From ‘Glassholes’

Google opened up its new Glass product for sale to the general public for the first time recently and Bill Gates is already taking steps to protect you from the wearable tech that’s become infamous for its ability to record and eavesdrop at a tilt of the head. Even at $1,500 per device, you can […]

Stanley Releases New eServices 2.0 Platform

Stanley Security is introducing its new eServices 2.0 platform to be available in the summer of 2014. The new platform is designed to provide real-time transparency on customer security systems, including intrusion, video surveillance, access control, fire detection, and integration – offering full, mobile visibility, and business insight. The platform has been enhanced with a […]

OPTEX Announces Integration With Avigilon Control Center Video Management Software

OPTEX Co. LTD, a leading manufacturer of security infrared and laser technology, announced the integration of their sensors and detectors with the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software (VMS) from Avigilon. The result will improve IP video surveillance by minimizing false alarms for outdoor perimeter applications. Optex detection products integrated into the ACC Standard […]

Research Electronics International Will Exhibit Orion 2.4 At ISC West

EverFocus showcasing integration at Secutech 2014 Press release [Tuesday 11 March 2014] Everfocus is going to highlight their latest developments at secutech Taipei 2014 booth 6117, where the company will showcase their new Panoramic IP Camera EFN3320, 10X Auto Focus IP Cameras as well as NVRs, HD-SDI products, Mobile Solutions, and most of all, the whole new XMS and its integration! EFN3320 camera is EverFocus’ latest 3 megapixel panoramic IP camera. Based on an innovative technology, EFN3320 uses a fisheye lens to create a 360-degree view with an extremely large area of coverage. With proper placement, EFN3320 IP camera can replace two or more conventional fixed cameras for seamless coverage of an entire scene with no gaps or blind spots. The XMS is a high performance management system that enables you to connect, work, and control all the surveillance products easily including cameras, portable devices, and also connect with ATMs, POS machine, LPR systems, access control, and alarm. EZN3261 bullet and EHN3261 dome IP cameras provide up to 30 fps at 1920 x 1080 viewing resolution. Both two types of models equipped with an auto focus 10x optical zoom lens which provides the desired field of view with superior video quality in precision focus. EZN and EHN series come with 2 megapixel and 3 megapixel. Both types will be showcased during secutech from 3/19-3/21. Mobile has always been Everfocus’ strength. EverFocus EMN series mini mobile IP dome comes with three models, 1.3 MP, 2 MP, and 3 MP, providing […]

Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police, 4 Other Prefectures Deploy Facial Recognition Systems

Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police, 4 other prefectures deploy facial recognition systems Mar 03, 2014 John Hofilena National , Tech & Science 1 Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police, 4 other prefectures deploy facial recognition systems The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) of Tokyo and police forces from four other prefectures have now deployed a facial recognition system where a high-definition video camera can instantly recognize any particular person in a crowd, this according to media reports. In the age of high-definition video, it is admittedly easier to spot faces in a crowd, and this particular system has been adopted for use in anti-organized crime investigations. The main problem is that there is no clear-cut mechanism for monitoring the new system’s use, and the Japanese public fear that it can be used by the police to infringe on private citizens’ privacy. The new equipment for the police is called a mobile facial image detection and verification system, and it uses a notebook computer loaded with a database of faces. Pictures taken by the high-definition video camera are cross-checked by the software with images in the database. The system is programmed to alert the operator if a face matches a database image. According to the specifications of the system that was made public through a freedom-of-information request, the software is capable of simultaneously processing the faces of more than 10 people, detecting even those with dark eyewear or masks. The software is able to crosscheck at least 100,000 cases in a second. Most of all, the […]

PureTech Systems Delivers Geospatial Surveillance System In Spanish

[October 23, 2013] (ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire – 23 October 2013 Release date- 23102013 – PHOENIX, Ariz.-PureTech Systems specializing in geospatial video surveillance software, has announced the release of the latest version of its PureActiv system including a new Spanish language GUI. The new version, recently deployed for an undisclosed maritime border protection location, marks the first deployment of the Spanish version of the company’s map-based command and control. The installation is a coastal deployment and will provide border protection for both landside and water side intrusions. The system also provides for monitoring and response to potential pirating activity. PureTech Systems’ recent installation showcases its new Spanish language user interface. The deployment includes a variety of perimeter detection sensors all integrated within the PureActiv geospatial command and control. ‘The addition of the Spanish language user interface to our product is an important milestone,’ states Kevin Campbell, vice president of sales at PureTech Systems. ‘The need for geospatial video surveillance is worldwide, and this new capability is an added convenience for our Spanish speaking customers.’ This installation includes a variety of sensors, including cctv cameras, long range thermal detection, radars, long range acoustic hailing devices, fence intrusion systems and PureTech Systems’ video analytics, advanced auto camera tracking and geospatial (map-based) command and control. The system achieves the added sophistication of providing detection over both land and water environments. The new Spanish interface is a configurable option in the latest version of the PureActiv command and control […]