Monitoring

LifeSafety Power Announces Mercury Security Breakthrough

LifeSafety Power® Inc., Mundelein, Ill., announced a breakthrough in connecting intelligent power management analytics to leading software manufacturers directly through Authentic Mercury Security hardware. End users can now obtain intelligent alerts and power solution testing natively through one single user interface with no additional hardware. This new functionality, part of the growing LifeSafety Power and Mercury Security partnership, brings proactive real-time reporting and delivers mission critical information on overall system health before it fails.

Australian City Opens $1.3M Surveillance Center With Facial Recognition Technology

Logan City in South East Queensland, Australia recently opened a $1.3 million CCTV surveillance center that uses facial recognition technology to monitor troublemakers, criminals, and burst water mains, according to a report by The Register. Over the past decade, the program has expanded from nine CCTVs to more than 300. The system operates on the Teleste video management system, which is also being used in Paris and Sweden, as well as in Austria’s national transport and roadways.

SureView Systems Introduces Central Station Training Program for Its Video and Security Event Management Software

SureView Systems, a global provider of video and security event management software, announced the new Immix® Central Station Training Program. This program is designed to help teach valued SureView partners and their employees best practices on using the robust functionality of the Immix platform.

Vemotion Integration With Synergy Good News for Public Spaces

Synectics’ Synergy command and control platform – including Synergy 3 – is now fully integrated with Vemotion’s video acquisition and streaming solutions. The announcement is good news for councils and other public space bodies looking to benefit from wireless and deployable surveillance solutions that were previously impossible or costly to implement due to non-existent or poor fibre network provision.

Case Study: Audio Enhances Safety in Ebola Hospital Ward

2014 marked the year of the largest outbreak of Ebola– one of the deadliest diseases mankind has faced. When the World Health Organization categorized the epidemic as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern last August, hospitals across the United States acted quickly to increase safety measures. One hospital in New York was fast-tracked to set up a temporary Ebola ward, in case an Ebola patient who arrived at JFK Airport needed to be rushed over to their center.

Security Partners Completes Transition to Bold Manitou System

Security Partners, widely considered the fastest-growing national wholesale security monitoring company in the U.S., today announced the full installation of the Bold Manitou platform, with the CSS Aeonix Telephony and SecurVoice call recording platform, at its Lancaster, Pa. and San Antonio, Texas, operation centers.

US Cellular Introduces OnLook Digital Home Automation System

Regional wireless carrier US Cellular recently launched OnLook, a new home automation and security system. The OnLook digital home automation system was developed by US Cellular with the help of Alarm.com, a firm that specializes in providing solutions for managing homes over cellular networks, including house security, environmental monitoring, and home control. US Cellular’s OnLook service offers many tiers according to the customer’s home management and security needs.

Minuteman Security Technologies Develops Video Monitoring System for Mass Transit

Minuteman Security Technologies is getting into product manufacturing with the introduction of TransitSentry, a mobile IP video surveillance and security monitoring system designed specifically for mass transit vehicles. The integrator developed TransitSentry over the course of the past two years while it was working on a $7 million mobile video surveillance project for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

RISCO Group Releases VUpoint Live Video Verification Solution

Global integrated security solutions provider RISCO Group, has released VUpoint, a revolutionary new video verification solution that seamlessly integrates with RISCO security systems to provide a combined intruder detection and video verification solution. Utilizing RISCO IP-cameras and cloud connectivity, the highly cost-effective VUpoint solution is designed for use within RISCO’s Agility 3 and LightSYS 2 intrusion systems.