Artec Technologies Announces Cooperation With Envisage Technology Ltd.
Artec Technologies Announces Cooperation With Envisage Technology Ltd.

artec releases its latest version of MULTIEYE-NET and the new MVE 1,2 and 4-Channel real time video encoders in combination with various hi-res and megapixel cameras.  This will be the kick-off for the cooperation between artec technologies AG and Envisage Technologies Ltd on the UK market. "In order to provide better service to all UK based customers, artec is aiming to cooperate with value-added distributors who will follow the artec line of products, consisting of tailor-made Hybrid-DVR and NVR solutions as well as other MULTIEYE digital security products.  In this respect artec is pleased to announce a close cooperation with Envisage Technology Ltd. Envisage Technology is a high-end CCTV distributor in the UK with a strong focus on original products that fill niches to which conventional CCTV cannot do justice.  They have earned their reputation through helping their clients create innovative project designs and smooth system integration.  In particular Envisage Technology is at the forefront of Megapixel CCTV distribution.  All in all, this is a perfect basis for a successful cooperation," said Paul André de Jong, Chief Operating Officer at artec technologies AGMULTIEYE-NETIP video recorder and management software for 4-32 channelsMULTIEYE-NET Software and NVR solutions are suitable for nearly all kinds of application.  Scalable up to 32 cameras per server, the system works with network based video sources such as IP cameras and video encoders. Create highly professional PC-based network video recorder (NVR) for 4 - 32 IP cameras in the shortest amount of time with artec technologies AG newest generation of MULTIEYE NET software.  Live monitoring, recording, playback and remote inquiry are only a few of the extensive possibilities that MULTIEYE-NET offers.  Even in the basic version, the software supports the most common IP cameras and video servers from a great variety of manufacturers.  This enables lightning-fast and uncomplicated camera integration. The latest version of MULTIEYE-NET supports recording, playback and zoom of megapixel cameras.  Try recording, playback and zoom with MEGAPIXEL cameras through MULTIEYE-NET and obtain an image quality that could never be reached with analog cameras.  With the integrated PTZ control, you can comfortably operate high-speed dome cameras by remote control. An eye on everything: the integrated remote server function enables you to call up live cameras or playback from other locations via ISDN, DSL, network, Internet or GSM/UMTS, depending on the communications distance involved.  In case an alarm has been triggered or a camera fails, you will immediately be informed by email or text message.  In combination with the 'VideoCenter II" software, you can poll site-plan based live cameras by mouse click.  The additional software tools like Autobackup and DATALOG Module make this software usable for almost any security application!The highlights:Versatile IP-Camera recorder & management softwareOpen IP-Camera platform with 180 integrated camera and video server profilesSophisticated remote monitoring up to 320 cameras by VideoCenter IIHDTV recording with up to 6 MegapixelModular, scalable and many enhanced optionsPerfectly aligned with MVE Realtime Video Encoders

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Keep An Eye On Things With VideoCenter II
Keep An Eye On Things With VideoCenter II

MULTIEYE VideoCenter II is a site-plan based, cross-system video management solution for administering a virtually unlimited number of MULTIEYE systems and simultaneously displaying up to 256 video windows on up to 4 workstation monitors at a polling station.  Regardless of whether you need an easy-to-operate but effective solution for reception or a complex control centre solution, the highly configurable VideoCenter II software is suited for a large variety of applications. The intuitive user interface enables efficient interaction with the video surveillance system and provides all the relevant information in real time via IP networks.  In this way, you can keep everything in view, open doors or barriers and receive up-to-date information on critical events within your company, regardless of whether it is local or remoteHighlightsSite-plan based video management software for cross-system display and operation of unlimited MULTIEYE systems. Simultaneous display of up to 256 video windows. Integrated site-plan editor for simple positioning of interactive icons. Support of up to 4 monitors. For each monitor, freely definable monitor layout (live and playback windows, hot-spots, browser, I/O control window, event lists, etc.) User management. Dynamic hot-spot function. Browser integration: display of HTML pages (e.g. emergency plans of action.) Instant replay of recordings and time-shifted playback. Automatic alarm-image call-up. PTZ control via software, keyboard or operational unit. Retroactive control of alarm inputs and outputs. Simple installation and configuration.

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Top Issue: Remote Monitor Recording With MULTIEYE®
Top Issue: Remote Monitor Recording With MULTIEYE®

The increasingly intensive discussion about an enhancement of the burden proof concerning transactions in banks, at brokers and security companies as well as the increasing requirements of companies of being able to record  correct and legally compliant actions if necessary, create an enormous demand for monitor recording systems.artec technologies AG provides a software, which has delivered an optimal performance in practice for many years and which is completely integrated into the video surveillance system MULTIEYE.Remote Monitor Recording stands for transmitting, displaying, recording and the replay of monitor signals, respectively display content by means of a network.MULTIEYE® recorders offer the possibility to transmit not only the signals of video cameras, but also those of PC displays via the network, e.g in control centres, at production systems, automated teller machines, diagnostic devices or from MULTIEYE® recorders. Thus allowing the tracking and documentation of operational processes, dialogues, handling and malfunctions.The DesktopLogger moduleTo process display signals of PC's in MULTIEYE® systems, the DesktopLogger module has been developed. The module consists of a client PC software and an activation licence for the MULTIEYE®-NET software or MULTIEYE®-NET recorders.The client software has to be installed on the PC to be monitored. With the activation licence one or more channels on the MULTIEYE® recorder are activated. The client software scans the displays with a sample rate of several images per second - without any influence on the PC - and transmits the images via the network to the  MULTIEYE® recorder. The images are processed by the MULTIEYE® recorder just as those from a network camera, i.e. with live display, recording and remote transmission. Motion Detection and Smart Search functions, such as MotionTrack and MotionSearch can be used, too.Surveillance of several displays on one PCThe DesktopLogger client software considers the number of connected displays at the PC, which has to be monitored as well as their individual display resolutions. Each display is processed as an individual channel in the MULTIEYE® system.Connection of displays by means of a VGA splitterIf there is no possibility to install the client software on the PCs, the VGA displays can be scanned with a VGA/analog splitter and the signals can be sent analog to the MULTIEYE®-HYBRID recorder. This is possible with a resolution of max. 800 x 600 pixels. If higher resolutions have to be recorded in real-time, artec technologies AG offers, additionally to MULTIEYE®, another recording and transmission system:  The XBL-Broadcast Logger system with VGA/DVI ports.Pure monitor recordingMULTIEYE® systems are also used for the pure display surveillance. - e.g. in he fields of further education or controlling of trade activities. One MULTIEYE® recorder can process up to 32 PC displays via the network; in combination with more recorders and the MULTIEYE® VideoCenter II a multitude of displays can be monitored and recorded.

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Number Plate Recognition Software MULTIEYE®
Number Plate Recognition Software MULTIEYE® "Gate" Available Now

artec technologies AG introduces the cost effective, camera independent number plate recognition software "MULTIEYE ANPR Gate" for the access control of vehicles. Access and exit controls are situated in front of barriers, car parks or the registration of supplier vehicles on company grounds. There are various operation ranges for the new number plate recognition software "MULTIEYE ANPR Gate".The standard version can monitor two lanes. Easy expansion at any time, via extra licenses (up to 8 cameras/lanes per server). Number plates out of over 40 countries are recognized and registered safely and reliably.Access authorisations for vehicles can be altered very fast and black & white lists can be imported out of excel drafts. The software module offers the integration of external devices for the opening of barriers, a trigger for traffic lights, etc., or an efficient alarm management.The camera independent software solution supports analog and IP cameras. The extension of existing MULTIEYE video surveillance systems with the number plate recognition module is possible at any time.The number plate recognition module gate is based on the successful software MULTIEYE ANPR Traffic that was designed for the monitoring of moving traffic and has been deployed in numerous projects within Europe since 2008. The ANPR modules work with all MULTIEYE-HYBRID and Network Video Recorders (NVR) or with systems based on MULTIEYE-NET Software. The two channel versions can be operated directly on existing systems. This reduces costs for a separate license plate recognition server.

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Artec Presents The MULTIEYE PrivacyShield - Privacy And Protection Made Easy
Artec Presents The MULTIEYE PrivacyShield - Privacy And Protection Made Easy

artec's PrivacyShield is a software module that - in combination with additional MULTIEYE features - guarantees privacy protected video surveillance. It caters to the need for the protection of privacy at workplaces or public areas. With the PrivacyShield module (for analog and IP cameras) moving objects like people and cars are scrambled through special filters in live display and live remote monitoring. Their movements remain recognizable. Certain camera image areas in which people have to be displayed anonymised can be individually masked by a 2304-piece grid; the unmasked area remains unaffected. With integrated video evaluation functionalities and setting parameters different image qualities of the analog/IP cameras and changes in the image like rain, snow, shadow and oscillation of the camera through wind can be compensated.Video recording happens without filtering (focused) so a person's identity can be discovered ex post. Access to the recorded videos is secured by several steps:Four eyes principleUser authorizationMULTIEYE Shell license (optional)With additional measures MULTIEYE systems can be converted privacy protection compliant. This includes the blackening out of privacy areas in the camera image area through private zone masking as well as the limiting of recording in days.Existing MULTIEYE systems can easily be upgraded. An exchange of analog or IP cameras is not necessary. The small CPU utilization allows for up to 8 channels of PrivacyShield per recorder.

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Tackling The Challenge Of The Growing Cybersecurity Gap
Tackling The Challenge Of The Growing Cybersecurity Gap

The SolarWinds cyberattack of 2020 was cited by security experts as “one of the potentially largest penetrations of Western governments” since the Cold War. This attack put cybersecurity front and center on people’s minds again. Hacking communication protocol The attack targeted the US government and reportedly compromised the treasury and commerce departments and Homeland Security. What’s interesting about the SolarWinds attack is that it was caused by the exploitation of a hacker who injected a backdoor communications protocol.  This means that months ahead of the attack, hackers broke into SolarWinds systems and added malicious code into the company’s software development system. Later on, updates being pushed out included the malicious code, creating a backdoor communication for the hackers to use. Once a body is hacked, access can be gained to many. An explosion of network devices What has made the threat of cyberattacks much more prominent these days has been IT's growth in the last 20 years, notably cheaper and cheaper IoT devices. This has led to an explosion of network devices. IT spending has never really matched the pace of hardware and software growth Compounding this issue is that IT spending has never really matched the pace of hardware and software growth. Inevitably, leading to vulnerabilities, limited IT resources, and an increase in IoT devices get more attention from would-be hackers. Bridging the cybersecurity gap In the author’s view, this is the main reason why the cybersecurity gap is growing. This is because it inevitably boils down to counter-strike versus counter-strike. IT teams plug holes, and hackers find new ones, that is never going to stop. The companies must continue fighting cyber threats by developing new ways of protecting through in-house testing, security best practice sources, and both market and customer leads. End-user awareness One of the key battlegrounds here is the education of end-users. This is an area where the battle is being won at present, in the author’s opinion. End-users awareness of cybersecurity is increasing. It is crucial to educate end-users on what IoT devices are available, how they are configured, how to enable it effectively, and critically, how to use it correctly and safely. Physical security network A valuable product that tackles cybersecurity is, of course, Razberi Monitor™, which is new to ComNet’s portfolio. Monitor™ is a software platform that provides a top-down view of the physical security network and ecosystem. Monitor™ is a software platform that provides a top-down view of the physical security network and ecosystem It monitors and manages all the system components for cybersecurity and system health, providing secure visibility into the availability, performance, and cyber posture of servers, storage, cameras, and networked security devices. Proactive maintenance By intelligently utilizing system properties and sensor data, Razberi’s award-winning cybersecurity software prevents problems while providing a centralized location for asset and alert management. Monitor™ enables proactive maintenance by offering problem resolutions before they become more significant problems. Identifying issues before they fail and become an outage is key to system availability and, moreover, is a considerable cost saving.

Physical Security And The Cloud: Why One Can’t Work Without The Other
Physical Security And The Cloud: Why One Can’t Work Without The Other

Human beings have a long-standing relationship with privacy and security. For centuries, we’ve locked our doors, held close our most precious possessions, and been wary of the threats posed by thieves. As time has gone on, our relationship with security has become more complicated as we’ve now got much more to be protective of. As technological advancements in security have got smarter and stronger, so have those looking to compromise it. Cybersecurity Cybersecurity, however, is still incredibly new to humans when we look at the long relationship that we have with security in general. As much as we understand the basics, such as keeping our passwords secure and storing data in safe places, our understanding of cybersecurity as a whole is complicated and so is our understanding of the threats that it protects against. However, the relationship between physical security and cybersecurity is often interlinked. Business leaders may find themselves weighing up the different risks to the physical security of their business. As a result, they implement CCTV into the office space, and alarms are placed on doors to help repel intruders. Importance of cybersecurity But what happens when the data that is collected from such security devices is also at risk of being stolen, and you don’t have to break through the front door of an office to get it? The answer is that your physical security can lose its power to keep your business safe if your cybersecurity is weak. As a result, cybersecurity is incredibly important to empower your physical security. We’ve seen the risks posed by cybersecurity hacks in recent news. Video security company Verkada recently suffered a security breach as malicious attackers obtained access to the contents of many of its live camera feeds, and a recent report by the UK government says two in five UK firms experienced cyberattacks in 2020. Cloud computing – The solution Cloud stores information in data centres located anywhere in the world, and is maintained by a third party Cloud computing offers a solution. The cloud stores your information in data centres located anywhere in the world and is maintained by a third party, such as Claranet. As the data sits on hosted servers, it’s easily accessible while not being at risk of being stolen through your physical device. Here’s why cloud computing can help to ensure that your physical security and the data it holds aren’t compromised. Cloud anxiety It’s completely normal to speculate whether your data is safe when it’s stored within a cloud infrastructure. As we are effectively outsourcing our security by storing our important files on servers we have no control over - and, in some cases, limited understanding of - it’s natural to worry about how vulnerable this is to cyber-attacks. The reality is, the data that you save on the cloud is likely to be a lot safer than that which you store on your device. Cyber hackers can try and trick you into clicking on links that deploy malware or pose as a help desk trying to fix your machine. As a result, they can access your device and if this is where you’re storing important security data, then it is vulnerable. Cloud service providers Cloud service providers offer security that is a lot stronger than the software in the personal computer Cloud service providers offer security that is a lot stronger than the software that is likely in place on your personal computer. Hyperscalers such as Microsoft and Amazon Web Service (AWS) are able to hire countless more security experts than any individual company - save the corporate behemoth - could afford. These major platform owners have culpability for thousands of customers on their cloud and are constantly working to enhance the security of their platforms. The security provided by cloud service providers such as Claranet is an extension of these capabilities. Cloud resistance Cloud servers are located in remote locations that workers don’t have access to. They are also encrypted, which is the process of converting information or data into code to prevent unauthorized access. Additionally, cloud infrastructure providers like ourselves look to regularly update your security to protect against viruses and malware, leaving you free to get on with your work without any niggling worries about your data being at risk from hackers. Data centres Cloud providers provide sophisticated security measures and solutions in the form of firewalls and AI Additionally, cloud providers are also able to provide sophisticated security measures and solutions in the form of firewalls and artificial intelligence, as well as data redundancy, where the same piece of data is held within several separate data centres. This is effectively super-strong backup and recovery, meaning that if a server goes down, you can access your files from a backup server. Empowering physical security with cybersecurity By storing the data gathered by your physical security in the cloud, you're not just significantly reducing the risk of cyber-attacks, but also protecting it from physical threats such as damage in the event of a fire or flood. Rather than viewing your physical and cybersecurity as two different entities, treat them as part of one system: if one is compromised, the other is also at risk. They should work in tandem to keep your whole organization secure.

Making School Safety A Priority With Smart Technology
Making School Safety A Priority With Smart Technology

With pupils in the UK set to go back to school on 8 March, there are a number of safety measures schools need to implement to ensure the health and wellness of the staff, students, and school communities.  The first lockdown and closure of schools brought on by the coronavirus pandemic fired a “warning shot” for education facilities managers, forcing head-teachers to re-examine school safety standards. Now that a third lockdown is here and schools have been shut down for a second time, anyone behind the curve with the benefits of smart technology should get on board now before children return to the school environment. And with the ever-changing variants of the COVID-19 virus, schools can’t afford to be “late to class” when it comes to health and safety. Preventing the spread of disease Some schools in the US have been using smart technologies for a while to measure utility consumption and efficiency, streamline maintenance and enhance general school safety. These technologies are playing a significant role in keeping school buildings healthy and preventing the spread of disease. Let’s take a look at how smart technology can help schools to become safer, as well as more energy-efficient and cost-effective.   Thermal detection cameras  Smart cameras placed at entry points of a school can remove the manual task of temperature testing Smart cameras placed at entry points of a school can remove the manual task of temperature testing. These cameras provide medically-accurate, real-time temperatures of individuals in real-time. If a high temperature is detected, the software sends an instant alert to the relevant party. It can also be set to deny access to those with high temperatures or to people not wearing masks.  Safer water  As the coronavirus continues to sweep through the world’s population, healthcare providers should also be on heightened alert for Legionnaires’ disease, another potential cause of pneumonia with similar symptoms. Legionella is a potentially deadly bacteria that can infect a school’s water supply and cause an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease. It’s a school's duty of care to prevent Legionella infection by monitoring the risk of the bacteria proliferating.  Particularly as schools reopen and previously stagnant plumbing and cooling systems return to use, additional Legionella cases could rear their ugly head to emergency departments in the coming months. Traces of Legionella were recently found at a Worcestershire school. The school was forced to remain shut while treatment and testing took place. Automated flushing and temperature testing Instant alerts will notify relevant staff if water temperatures fall within “Legionella-friendly” parameters The Health and Safety Executive advises, “If your building was closed or has reduced occupancy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, water system stagnation can occur due to lack of use, increasing the risks of Legionnaires’ disease… If the water system is still used regularly, maintain the appropriate measures to prevent legionella growth.” Typically, managing the risk of Legionella includes running all outlets for two minutes, taking and recording the temperature of the water to ensure that it’s not conducive to Legionella growth. This is a time-consuming process, which is why schools are looking for automated water temperature monitoring systems. This smart system with automated flushing and temperature testing reports and records water temperature data in real-time. Instant alerts will notify relevant staff if water temperatures fall within “Legionella-friendly” parameters.  Cleaner air  Advisers say that improving air filtration and ventilation in schools can help mitigate the potential airborne transmission of COVID-19. Strategies include: Increasing outdoor air ventilation Filtering indoor air Using portable air cleaners with HEPA filters  Smart building technologies such as advanced HVAC controls can help facilities managers promote cleaner air with less hassle. For example, smart HVAC systems use sensors to remotely monitor and control variables such as:  Humidity Temperature Indoor air quality The level of carbon dioxide and other pollutants The technology is also energy-efficient and cost-effective.  While these solutions may be key to the reopening of schools in the era of COVID-19, they also bring long-term benefits. Although COVID-19 may have accelerated the adoption of smart technology, many of these solutions are focused on health, wellness, and security in general; which have been needed in school systems for a long time.

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Increased Security For Latvian Natural History Museum With IQinVision Network IP Cameras
Increased Security For Latvian Natural History Museum With IQinVision Network IP Cameras

 The upgraded IP surveillance system has resulted in increased security and reduced the number of security staffIQinVision, market leader in high-performance HD megapixel network cameras, smart IP cameras, and network video recording systems, announced that the Natural History Museum in Riga, Latvia, has deployed 43 IQeye HD megapixel cameras to increase protection for its extensive collections. The museum is one of the oldest in Latvia. The vast majority of the IQeye cameras are deployed in the public areas of the museum-exhibition halls and corridors - with the primary purpose of protecting more than 180,000 exhibits at the museum. A number of IQeyes are also installed outdoors monitoring entrances and the first floor windows. The IQeye video data is managed by MULTIEYE ®-NET recorders from artec technologies AG. All camera data is monitored by security staff real-time in a newly-constructed command centre. The upgraded IP surveillance system has resulted in increased security and at the same time has enabled the museum to reduce the number of security staff needed.The combined MULTIEYE-IQinVision solution was chosen against considerable competition. The contract was won in cooperation with a group that includes the MULTIEYE system distributor SLO Latvia; the IQeye distributor Advanced Electronic Systems; and Citrus Solutions, the main project contractor. Museum staff has been impressed with the high-quality images provided by the IQeye cameras and there are plans to increase the number of cameras, along with additional system improvements, in the near future. 

ImmerVision Enables 360° With Artec Technologies In Europe
ImmerVision Enables 360° With Artec Technologies In Europe

artec's MULTIEYE® will drive new business with ImmerVision's 360? immersive videoImmerVision, inventor of the panomorph lens and worldwide expert in 360° immersive video technology announced recently that artec technologies has become certified ImmerVision Enables. This certification has a positive impact for European's security/surveillance industry, since along with the ImmerVision panomorph lens, panoramic functionality can be simply added to existing or new analog or IP cameras."With the early and deep integration of this leading technology from ImmerVision we have once again shown the flexibility and capability of our open platform Video Surveillance Solution MULTIEYE®. We are convinced that the combination of this cutting edge 360° lens and the latest version of our software will attract many customers because of the convincing advantages," said Jens Ringlstetter, Vice President Sales and Marketing of artec technologies."The integration of ImmerVision's 360° immersive technology into MULTIEYE® artec's platform offers users panoramic functionalities for highest security video surveillance applications. The IMV1-1/3 panomorph lens combined with artec ImmerVision Enables' video recorders eliminates blind spots, heightens situational awareness, recreates the entire crime scene on the spot and leverages analytics in a 360 Field-of -View," said Alessandro Gasparini, ImmerVision' SVP - Sales & Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer.

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