In today’s weekly news round-up, Milestone software and cameras from Axis Communications have been used to upgrade an analogue surveillance system to IP at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The new security system covers an area of approximately 300 acres, with over 16,000 people working on site in any 24-hour period and around 23 million visitors each year. In events news, Avigilon’s Senior Sales Director for Northern Europe, Dean Brazenall, will speak at this year’s All-over-IP Expo, alongside high-profile industry business leaders from Axis Communications and Bosch Security Systems. In his keynote entitled “Why Cities Choose HDTV: 3 Reasons and 3 Results”, Dean will address Russian government authorities and businesses, and focus on why the world’s cities prefer megapixel video surveillance solutions.

In corporate news, Ellen Kreitz has taken over responsibility for media relations at Geutebruck, having already been part of the video security specialist’s communications team for some years. In application news, Dallmeier’s Panomera multifocal sensor system has been used to secure the Allianz Arena in Munich. The Panomera system operates with multiple lenses, making it possible to provide excellent resolution surveillance over a large area from a single installation point. Finally, IDIS has appointed Greg Kulesza as its new Technical Manager to support the growing number of DirectIP customers and partners. Greg will oversee the recently established IDIS demo and training centre, which is already hosting regular DirectIP training programmes. Read more security news…