surveillance network

New Ethernet Over Coax Extender with PoE+ from Transition Networks Simplifies Analog to IP Surveillance System Upgrades

Transition Networks, Inc., a leading provider of innovative, high-value data network integration solutions, announced immediate availability of its Ethernet Over Coax Extender with PoE+, which reduces cost and accelerates time to service by utilizing existing coax cabling infrastructure to upgrade from analog to IP-based surveillance cameras or connect other IP devices to the Ethernet network. The new extender conforms to the IEEE 802.3af/at standard for compliance with other PoE / PoE+ powered devices, allowing edge devices to be quickly and easily located in places where power was previously not available and helping to avoid unnecessary and costly electrical installations.

BCDVideo Leads With HP Networking for the Video Market

Partnering with HP Networking has enabled BCDVideo to offer a wide selection of networking products and capabilities – from inexpensive Power-over-Ethernet (POE) switches for smaller video surveillance projects all the way up to enterprise chassis based network switches. The HP Network architecture brings consistent and open standards-based networking to deliver performance to both enterprise surveillance networks and smaller venues.

Airlive Long Range Wireless Network Surveillance Solutions at Intersec

At the Intersec show in Dubai next week, Airlive will showcase the company’s latest surveillance networking solution products and will also present a live demo on Independent Motion Investigation analytics via the Core NVR, IP-camera, and speed dome solution.

Video surveillance has grown increasingly popular around the world and has extended from office environments to production environments, from indoor to outdoor, and from local to remote.

Scranton Plans Surveillance Camera Video Wall at Police Station

Scranton’s plan to allow private, existing video surveillance cameras to feed into a network at the city’s police headquarters would be like having extra eyes on the streets, Police Chief Carl Graziano said. A community video-camera surveillance network would involve private surveillance cameras in the city, such as those at banks, businesses or colleges, to link to the police station on South Washington Avenue.

Allied Telesis Signs Distribution Agreement With ADI-India

Allied Telesis, a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of IP Triple Play networks, today announced that it has signed up a distributor agreement with ADI Global Distribution – India, the leading global wholesale distributor of security products.

Pelco by Schneider Electric Strengthens Relationship With Avaya to Deliver IP Video Surveillance Solutions

Pelco by Schneider Electric recently announced that they are strengthening their relationship with Avaya to deliver superior performance and simplicity to IP video security and surveillance customers. This global alliance partnership will enable deeper collaboration on technology development and interoperability, providing customers with an easy-to-install, easy-to-scale network platform optimized for demanding video surveillance systems.

New Opportunities Arise in Video Surveillance for Ethernet Switch Manufacturers

Large Ethernet switch manufacturers have traditionally tailored their products to cater for general information technology (IT) needs. However, this could change as new, fast-growing markets provide Ethernet switch manufacturers the opportunity to diversify.

A Cat5e Wall Box Switch With Secure Offline Position for Video Surveillance Networks

The Model 7190 is a Cat5e RJ45 Wall mount Switch designed for IP-camera networks with an Offline position to isolate data from the network to block intruders. Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL) adds Model 7190 RJ45 Online/Offline Double Gang Wallbox Switch to their Network Switch product line. This Cat5e compliant switch was designed for secure surveillance/IP-camera monitoring.

Extreme Networks And Axis Communications Work Together To Provide Security Surveillance At 68th Annual Little League World Series

Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leader in high performance networking, today announced that it has teamed up with Axis Communications to provide the wired and wireless infrastructure needed to deliver complete video surveillance during the 2014 Little League Baseball World Series that is currently underway. Together, the companies are enhancing the overall security of […]

Port Fourchon Deploys Milestone Integrated IP Video

Improved surveillance and national security for top hub in nation’s oil supply. Port Fourchon in Louisiana plays a strategic role in supplying the United States with nearly 18 percent of its oil supply, servicing over 90 percent of the Gulf of Mexico’s deep-water exploration and production. Securing this essential coast area requires a hands-on team […]

Surveillance Market Proves Lucrative For Ethernet Switch Producers

With a maturing IT industry becoming ever more consolidated, manufacturers of Ethernet switches are looking for new market segments to diversify. Recent market reports and trends point to the video surveillance industry as a potentially lucrative answer. A prolonged migration from analogue to network video surveillance equipment and the continued worldwide expansion in the use […]

Airlive Surveillance Networking Solutions Showcased At Computex

At the Computex Expo in Taipei, Airlive will showcase its latest surveillance networking solutions including a live demo of IVS IPcam, the new smart focus IPcam, a speed dome IPcam, and 5-, 3-, and 2-megapixel fisheye IPcams. Four additional product lines will complete Airlive’s solution portfolio presentation. These include Airlive Central (surveillance management system), CoreNVR+CMS, […]

Repo Companies A Vast Hidden Surveillance Network Across The Country

Few notice the “spotter car” from Manny Sousa’s repo company as it scours Massachusetts parking lots, looking for vehicles whose owners have defaulted on their loans. Sousa’s unmarked car is part of a technological revolution that goes well beyond the repossession business, transforming any ­industry that wants to check on the whereabouts of ordinary people. An automated reader attached to the spotter car takes a picture of every ­license plate it passes and sends it to a company in Texas that already has more than 1.8 billion plate scans from vehicles across the country. These scans mean big money for Sousa — typically $200 to $400 every time the spotter finds a vehicle that’s stolen or in default — so he runs his spotter around the clock, typically adding 8,000 plate scans to the database in Texas each day. Private companies were quietly and rapidly finding ways to profit from much larger databases with little public discussion. Digital Recognition Network , with the help of about 400 repossession companies across the United States, has increased the number of ­license scans in its database tenfold since September 2010, and the firm continues to add another 70 million scans per month, according to company disclosures. Digital Recognition’s top rival, Illinois-based MVTRAC , has not disclosed the size of its database, but claimed in a 2012 Wall Street Journal interview to have scans of “a large majority” of vehicles registered in the United States. Digital Recognition already provides its entire data pool […]

FirstNet: America’s New Surveillance Network

FirstNet: America’s new surveillance network raises grave privacy concerns While the system has already been tested in a handful of states, and 2014 will likely see it rolled out further. According to a series of presentation slides from December last year, FirstNet will be the “MOST secure wireless network ever built,” sitting entirely separate from the commercially run networks that everyone, including first responders, uses today. This will give FirstNet greater reliability in situations where networks come under extreme pressure, such as when tens of thousands of people contact loved ones during a terrorist attack or natural disaster. It makes sense to have a dedicated network just for first responders during these sorts of events. Thanks to the network being based on the super-fast 4G protocol, it will also allow for a new wave of novel technology. One application is that after ‘tagging’ a disaster victim with a small device, patients’ vital signs can be monitored from a control centre, allowing medical staff to keep an eye on who needs treatment the most at any one time. But FirstNet will also give local law enforcement the ability to take digital “fingerprints from the field,” record and share highquality video, and instantaneously marry these freshly sourced data with others over the network. In the video above, a demonstrator uses facial recognition software on a tablet; finds out if the target is in a linked database, and is immediately provided with a wealth of information on him. Of course, having a […]

Video Surveillance Of Downtown Houston To Expand

HOUSTON (AP) — Police surveillance of downtown Houston is expanding with 180 new cameras that will bring the number of video feeds available to law enforcement authorities by early 2014 to nearly 1,000. The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday ( ) most cameras are pointed on public areas around downtown, including its theater district and stadiums. "With all the homeland security requirements that we have — we have more critical infrastructure to protect than New York City — we can’t do it without video," Police Chief Charles McClelland told the newspaper. The city has spent more than $18 million in federal money to build its camera system and has another $5 million in reserve. Houston also has expanded its video network through private sharing agreements, such as by accessing networks along rail lines. The expansion comes despite shrinking national security grants for video surveillance and studies showing mixed results on whether the presence of cameras improves public safety. Nancy La Vigne, a justice policy researcher with the nonprofit Urban Institute, said cameras help but can’t replace beat officers. "You need that human interaction," said La Vigne, whose 2011 study of surveillance networks showed variances in their effectiveness. In Baltimore, for example, where officers were trained to monitor video feeds, crime was reduced. In Chicago, while cameras at one park cut the crime rate in half, they had little impact at another, according to the study. But C.O. Bradford, a Houston city councilman and former Houston police chief, said the technology […]

Greenville Police Reported A 32 Percent Drop In Crime

The monitor takes up a wall of the communications center, and it is always on. Dozens of screens show various angles of downtown Greenville, some panning, some fixed in place. Cars stopping at traffic lights, pedestrians crossing the street — every second is recorded on police cameras and streamed back to this room. Trained on […]