In today’s news round-up, Samsung Techwin has recently installed a security solution at Horwich Station, Lancashire, to continue to deter and detect anti-social behaviour, vandalism and other forms of criminal activity. Roger Houldsworth, CCTV Technical Manager for Northern Rail, has recently overseen the installation by an in-house engineer of two sixteen channel Samsung Techwin SRD-1673D DVRs. Following the success of the CCTV upgrade project at Horwich Station, SRD-1673Ds are being installed at four other Northern Rail stations. In corporate news, new pan-European research commissioned by Security Products from Siemens has found that a clear majority of consumers do not believe that the widespread use of CCTV infringes on people’s civil liberties. The study which was carried out by YouGov between February and March 2013 questioned over 6,000 adults in France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and the UK about their views on CCTV and its role in society.

In application news, Bosch Security Systems is supporting Milan’s new driverless metro line 5 with a security solution that combines video surveillance and public-address communication for managing passenger information and evacuation measures. The installation included 400 vandal resistant FlexiDome cameras, 10-bit digital processing technology, video and audio signal transmission encoders and ten iSCSI storage units. In other application news, SALTO’s wireless access control solution has been installed at Strode College, UK. Salto XS4 wireless units are now installed campus wide on a mixture of Apple Mac suites, lecture rooms, engineering workshops and communal staff areas. Finally, UTC’s Aritech range of intruder detection products recently marked 35 years of success. Backed by comprehensive technical support and training for installers across the UK, the Aritech intruder range is among the most trusted names in the security market. Read more security news…

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