Milestone Systems, the leading open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), is playing an instrumental role in Vienna Technical Museum’s special exhibition entitled “Future of the City”. Milestone, together with partners Sony, SALTO and ESSECCA were the perfect solutions for illustrating, not only what is possible today, but also hinting at new video applications for smart cities of the future.
Veracity, a leading provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage, and display has provided key technology to Police Scotland’s Communications vehicle infrastructure protecting last week’s Open Golf Championship in Troon. Whilst the biggest annual golf event in the UK is played out to millions across global television networks, Police Scotland’s duty is to monitor the site which welcomed over 173,000 visitors during the 4-days of the Championship.
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.
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.
At one time, the function of an access control system was simply to enable facilities to control the ability to enter and leave without using hard keys, while creating a logging system with no paper. Access control systems have evolved into multi-faceted tools that can control the movement of people and assets, support video, and integrate cameras as well as financial and vending systems — all with the use of one smartcard or token. Because of this complexity, it’s essential to follow the proper steps in planning access control systems.
RADWIN, the global provider of sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions, today announced that its point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless broadband systems were deployed by a municipality in Central Africa in a large-scale SAFE CITY video surveillance project. RADWIN’S systems connect high definition (HD) video cameras installed in strategic locations throughout the city back to the local police command center.
A mission-critical project like city surveillance calls for not only high performance and reliable solutions, but also the capability to handle harsh outdoor environments and large data storage 24/7 with non-stop recording for 90 days. With Surveon’s end to end solutions, from 3-megapixel cameras, hardware RAID NVR, clustered storage, to enterprise VMS, the Sükhbaatar district police have become better equipped to monitor and protect the community against illegal activities.
Security-Net, Inc., a global provider of security system services, announced today that it has formed a new committee within its organization called OPS-Net to provide greater support to clients and improve customer satisfaction. The goal of OPS-Net is to enhance communication between project managers and to ensure customer satisfaction in the completion of security system installations.
On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) announced that the Atlanta Public School System (APS) has implemented OnSSI’s Ocularis video-centric PSIM (physical security information management), enabling the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to access surveillance cameras at the schools for improved situational awareness in the event of an incident or emergency. The highly efficient and cost-effective IP video surveillance solution is part of the school system’s initiative to upgrade its older analog cameras on an ongoing basis.
The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) today announced it has achieved important new milestones within its Physical Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) specification less than a year after forming a Working Group to develop it. PLAI is being designed to enable employee identities and roles defined or revoked in an authoritative logical identity system to automatically propagate to one or more PLAI-compliant physical access control systems (PACS). PLAI synchronizes physical and logical identity management and access control and standardizes functions that typically have required custom programming to achieve.
MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project at Leeds City College to secure access to critical data centres and communication rooms across multiple sites. On 1st April 2009, Leeds City College was formed following the merger of three of the city’s renowned colleges; Leeds […]
By Terry Gold, Founder, IDAnalyst LLC — I engage in a variety of conversations with manufacturers, integrators, and end users in the physical access control space about systems that must live for a decade or two. Traditionally, technology decisions have been made with heavy influence from existing relationships, cost sensitivity, and feature sets from the […]
Following the successful opening of the Dallmeier solution centre at Johanns Systemhaus in Bitburg, Dallmeier can now provide its customers and partners with an on-site showroom in southern Germany. The “Showroom South” at IPPI GmbH was opened with due ceremony in mid-May. IPPI has over 30 years of experience in the planning and installation business. […]
Cost effective, automated synchronization of physical and logical identities, privileges and credentials took a major step toward becoming an industry standard today, with the Physical Security Interoperability Association (PSIA) releasing a draft proposal of its Physical-Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) specification. “We’re excited about the potential the PLAI specification has for reshaping physical and logical identity […]
With the opening of the “Dallmeier Solution Centre” in Johanns Systemhaus in Bitburg, Dallmeier now has an extraordinary Video IP Showroom in the western part of Germany as well. The overarching theme of the centre is “Experience live – touch and be amazed – see your own benefits and operating scenarios”. In the new showroom […]
06-03-2014 A luxury hotel and resort group has completed the first installation of Idis DirectIP full-HD surveillance at its new flagship resort in Phuket, Thailand, as part of a wider DirectIP rollout programme. Commissioned ahead of the resort’s inauguration in December, the project is the first of twelve DirectIP solutions to be installed across the group’s new properties in Asia and North America. Ahead of opening the Phuket resort, the group’s security team needed to implement a modern and high performance HD video surveillance solution that would be unobtrusive and match the resorts luxury brand and image. The solution needed to ensure the safety and security of the resort’s guests and staff, while the implementation needed to meet extremely tight deadlines ahead of the inauguration in late 2013. In November 2013, the hotel group turned to their trusted systems integrator, Rutledge Integrated Systems (RIS). RIS worked in partnership with CCTV specialist’s iCenter HD to review a number of server-based surveillance solutions. After thorough evaluation, the team selected DirectIP, based on its innovative high performance combined with its capability for fast and simple implementation, affordable pricing and bundled Idis Center video management, requiring no ongoing licence fees. The complete end-to-end DirectIP solution, comprising 45 internal and external dome cameras and two 32-channel network video recorders (NVRs), is managed through the simple and intuitive Idis Center video management software (VMS). The IP-enabled and vandal proof range of one and two megapixel cameras, also feature pan-tilt-zoom, low light and audio functionality. Eighteen […]
17-02-2014 Cheung Hing Electronic Electrical Engineering Co., Ltd., a system integrator in Hong Kong working with Vivotek distributor Everbest Technologies, recently completed the implementation of a surveillance system for ensuring public rental housing security for Kai Tak Development, which is a huge and highly complex development project planned by the local government in Hong Kong. The customer, Kai Tak Development, requested a surveillance system that can be used to monitor the indoor and outdoor spaces of a new public rental housing community, including areas such as the entrance, the main door, aisles, stairs, exits and lifts. The system was expected to ensure residents’ security by acquiring comprehensive environmental information. Thus, effective surveillance of public areas is of paramount importance. A full range and high quality megapixel video surveillance system has been considered as the best solution. To achieve this goal, Cheung Hing Electronic Electrical Engineering installed a total of 368 Vivotek cameras from a variety of six models: eighty-two FD8136, forty-five IP8335H, one hundred and forty-three FD8335H, thirty-four SD8121, nine IP8152, and fifty-five VS8102. Features such as the mini size, P-iris, auto iris, vandal-proof properties, wide dynamic range, PTZ functions, and high resolution were the primary reasons that Cheung Hing Electronic Electrical Engineering selected these cameras. These features were vital for capturing images that can provide accurate and comprehensive information for identifying persons of interest and vehicle license plate numbers in outdoor and indoor spaces under various environmental conditions. All six of the models provide features that allow them to satisfy the end users’ […]
Video Surveillance Best Practices: A Guide For Administration, Policy, and Systems Management Learn more about how to implement video surveillance best practices while preserving chain of custody, providing quick and easy search and playback, and protecting your organization. SecurityHive’s Video Surveillance Best Practices Guide (461Kb/41 pages) Download Understanding camera selection and placement, appropriate […]