TeleEye Introduces The Upgraded Range Of RX Series Video Recording Servers
TeleEye Introduces The Upgraded Range Of RX Series Video Recording Servers

The latest RX V3 Series (Version 3) is an upgrade to the existing range of professional digital video recording servers incorporating the unique SMAC-M multi-stream video compression. With SMAC-M video compression the RX V3 benefits from excellent DVD quality recording whilst maintaining outstanding transmission performance over ADSL, LAN or mobile networks. The highlighted features of TeleEye RX V3 are:Longer recording durationThe RX V3 series employs the SMAC-M multi-stream video coder which provides longer recording times than H.264 DVRs but no compromise in video quality and transmission performance and a maximum recording frame rate of up to 400/480fps at CIF resolution. The RX320 models support 2 SATA HDDs which can increase recording capacity to 3TB.User-friendly designThe new RX V3 Series comes with an IR remote control and built-in VGA interface as standard which allows the use of low cost flat screen displays. A high speed USB 2.0 port is added to the front panel making video extraction even more convenient. Versatile Video Management SoftwareThe RX V3 Series supports a wide range of TeleEye video management software as part of a complete video surveillance solution. The M-303 M-monitoring solution allows users to quickly and easily access live video with a mobile phone. Additionally the RX V3 Series also supports the sureGUARD Video Response Centre Solution which facilitates the quick response of the operators in 24x7 RVRC operations. RX V3 Series also integrates with the sureSIGHT Integrated Video Management Platform for multi-site monitoring.Click here for more information on the RX V3 series video recording server.

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TeleEye Showcased Remote CCTV Monitoring Solutions For Vehicles
TeleEye Showcased Remote CCTV Monitoring Solutions For Vehicles

Remote CCTV surveillance manufacturer, TeleEye, has recently launched the rugged RX504 mobile DVR Transmitter, specifically developed for use in transport applications.  CCTV images are compressed using TeleEye's unique SMAC-M technology and then transmitted to a monitoring station or central monitoring point using GPRS mobile phone networks.  Operators can then provide an immediate and appropriate response to events, based on the visual information before them. The real cost of a mobile CCTV solution has never been the equipment installed in the car, truck, bus or train, but the cost of transmitting live CCTV images over mobile phone networks.  TeleEye recognized this fact and entered into a strategic partnership with Wireless Logic (part of the Phones International Group, owned by Peter) to provide low cost tariffs on O2, Vodafone & Orange networks.  The price reduction this achieved for TeleEye has made their remote monitoring solution viable in many more mobile transport applications than previously anticipated. Duncan Ross, UK MD of TeleEye, concludes: "Employers have a duty of care towards employees who drive or travel as part of their job.  They can't afford to expose employees to potentially dangerous transport situations or lone worker situations.  Likewise, they do not want to incur compensation claims from staff for work-based incidents that never happened.  The RX504 and its associated mobile phone network provides a cost effective, remote CCTV monitoring solution that enables employers to manage staff, avoid fraudulent litigation claims and provide high-quality, time-based CCTV evidence of events for the police."

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TeleEye NX Series Makes IP & Mobile Surveillance A Reality
TeleEye NX Series Makes IP & Mobile Surveillance A Reality

TeleEye NX Series is a complete portfolio of professional and practical network camera and video server utilizing our proprietary SMAC-M compression technology. SMAC-M is the first video coder in the market that supports 5 optimal and independent digital video streams output.  It delivers truly no compromise on both efficient video transmission and excellent DVD quality recording performance.  Powered by SMAC-M multi-stream video compression technology, TeleEye NX provides optimal remote surveillance through internet, PSTN and mobile communications.  The new NX series makes IP & mobile surveillance a reality.1. Mobile video surveillanceWith SMAC-M, TeleEye NX can transmit video 50% faster than MPEG-4 products. With one of the bit streams to handle video transmission in low bandwidth mobile channels, TeleEye NX can achieve seamless video through GPRS and 3G mobile data services.  By connecting TeleEye NX301 to a mobile 3G data modem, user can get live video via HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE or GPRS from anywhere.2. Portable video surveillanceWhen monitoring with the TeleEye M-303 mobile monitoring solution, users can get live video on a mobile phone while they are on the move.  Just by a simple click, you can view instant video wherever you are, whenever you want!  TeleEye NX network camera and video server are best fit in all surveillance environment and diverse applications.  They incorporate with specifications users need such as day & night operation, vandal resistant, weather proof, PTZ, Power over Ethernet (Poe), event management and many more.NX Series family:Network video server: NX301 l            Vandal resistant network dome: NX288 & NX173           Network speed dome: NX599           Application software: multi-site video monitoring: WX-M16 & WX-M4Liteweb video monitoring: CY-G100mobile video monitoring: M-303

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TeleEye Adds Mobile Capabilities To The Year Best Selling RX Series Video Recording Server
TeleEye Adds Mobile Capabilities To The Year Best Selling RX Series Video Recording Server

TeleEye RX Series Video Recording Server now supports video surveillance on iPhone, iPad and Android phones. When working with TeleEye iView Mobile Video Monitoring Software, RX allows users to view live video, alarm events and control pan/tilt/zoom on their smartphones. Incorporating proprietary SMAC-M multi-stream compression video technology, which generates 4 independent video streams, TeleEye RX provides an independent video stream specifically designed for mobile channels. As a result, users can obtain high quality video on their handheld device. SMAC-M Video Compression Technology TeleEye RX incorporates the SMAC-M multi-stream video coder for video surveillance. Its multiple streaming function allows own throughput choices and allocates the best resources for video recording and viewing at various network capacities. SMAC-M compress better and its data rate is about 50% lower than H.264. Moreover, it allows TeleEye RX to have faster data transmission rate and longer recording time. Independent & Efficient Mobile Video Stream Mobile channels are error prone and often affected by the local reception quality. Besides, video transmission is affected by the low processing power of handheld device. SMAC-M provides an independent stream for video transmission on mobile channels. It enables RX to upload video with narrow bandwidth and achieves effective viewing on iPhone, iPad and Android phones. More powerful features of TeleEye RX Series:                                                     TeleEye RX Series contains high performance 4-, 8- and 16-channel video recording servers. It delivers truly "no compromise" on both efficient video transmission and excellent DVD quality recording performance.  Sophisticated Event Management TeleEye RX provides professional and real life security control of premises with its sophisticated event management scheme.  It responses to wide range of events triggered by external alarm sensor, video motion, power interruption and tamper.  There is an arm/disarm control for the event management mechanism.  Every external alarm input is configurable with an individual entry/exit delay, fire zone and tamper detection setting.  Various actions like sending video back to a designated receiving PC, video recording, email notification, etc. can be pre-set for different events.  Professional Visual Alarm Verification Solution TeleEye RX is designed to fully comply with the British Standard BS 8418, providing professional remote monitoring and visual alarm verification solution to central monitoring stations. Features conforming to BS 8418 standard include tamper and power failure detection, data retention, system arm/disarm setting, entry/exit zone configuration, connection authentication and many more. With the implementation of the BS 8418, the police response can be guaranteed. IP Filtering As network security is growing concern nowadays, all TeleEye RX models incorporate the "IP filtering" feature in which system administrators can control their RX video recording servers to be exclusively accessed or prohibited from certain PCs in the network with specific IP address ranges. Connectivity Failover If RX detects a breakdown in the primary connection medium, like ADSL, it can switch the communication over automatically through to a 3G USB modem in emergency situations.

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TeleEye Introduces CX780 Series Video Recording Server
TeleEye Introduces CX780 Series Video Recording Server

TeleEye CX Series is a range of simple-to-use yet feature-rich 4-, 8- & 16-channel video recording servers for small to medium sized surveillance applications. Proprietary multi-stream video coding technology (SMAC-M) TeleEye CX Series incorporates with SMAC-M, which is the first video coder in the market that outputs 5 optimal and independent digital video streams instead of a single one. SMAC-M compresses better and records 60% longer than MPEG-4. This saves HDD cost and reduces management headache for users. Mobile video monitoring By using TeleEye M-303 M-monitoring solution, instant video from TeleEye CX Series can be easily viewed on a mobile phone via 3G, GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA or WiFi. After plugging in USB Wireless 3G Modem to CX Series, video can be transmitted and play backed through mobile data network if fixed network is not available. Simple & quick video extraction Recorded CCTV video can be played back in any PC without any special software. Video can also be backed up simply by plugging in a USB flash drive to CX Series. With TeleEye Multi-site Video Reception software, up to 16 video recording servers can be handled for simultaneous monitoring and video recording. Sophisticated event management TeleEye CX Series responses to a wide range of events triggered by external alarm sensor, video motion, video loss, disk full, and hard disk failure. Actions include TCP/IP dial back, recording, buzzer, telemetry preset, relay control, and e-mail notification can be pre-set for different events. TeleEye CX series application software: CMS - Central monitoring station software WX-30 - Single-site video reception software WX-M16 - 16-site video reception software M-303 - Video monitoring software for mobile phone CY-G100 - Cyber TeleEye video page generator For specifications of other models, please click here.

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5 Key Ways To Ensure End-to-end Perimeter Protection
5 Key Ways To Ensure End-to-end Perimeter Protection

Critical infrastructure facilities that must secure large areas with extended outer boundary and numerous entry points, present a particularly difficult challenge when it comes to perimeter protection. As such, true end-to-end perimeter protection calls for the utilization of a sophisticated, multi-layered solution that is capable of defending against anticipated threats. Integrated systems that incorporate thermal imaging, visible cameras, radar and strong command and control software are crucial for covering the various potential areas of attacks. Let’s look at these technologies and the five key functions they enable to achieve an end-to-end solution that provides intrusion detection, assessment and defense for the perimeter. 1. Threat Recognition The first step in effectively defending against a threat is recognizing that it’s there. By combining state-of-the-art intrusion detection technologies, facilities can arm themselves with a head start against possible intruders. An exceptionally important aspect of effective perimeter protection is the ability to conduct 24-hour surveillance, regardless of weather conditions, environmental settings, or time of day. Visible cameras do not perform as well in low light scenarios and inclement weather conditions. However, thermal imaging cameras can provide constant protection against potential intruders, regardless of visual limitations, light source or many environmental factors. In fact, facilities such as power stations located near bodies of water can use thermal cameras to create what is known as a “thermal virtual fence” in areas where they are unable to utilize the protection of a physical fence or wall. Deterring suspicious activity can be achieved through real-time two-way audio, a simple but powerful tool Critical infrastructure applications require not only continuous video surveillance and monitoring, but also a solution that yields highly reliable intrusion detection, with fewer false alarms. This need makes advanced video analytics a must for any adequate surveillance system. Features like dynamic event detection and simplified data presentation are game changing in supporting accurate intrusion analysis and facilitating a proactive response. Advanced analytics will provide multiple automated alarm notification options, including email, edge image storage, digital outputs or video management software (VMS) alarms. Incorporating high quality, unique and adaptive analytics can virtually eliminate false alarms, allowing security personnel to respond more efficiently and effectively, while also lowering overall cost for the end user. While surveillance technologies such as radar, thermal imaging and visible cameras, or video analytics work well on their own, utilizing all of these options together provides an advanced perimeter detection system. For example, ground surveillance radar can detect possible threats beyond the fence line as they approach and send a signal to pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, triggering them to slew to a specific location. From there, embedded analytics and visible cameras can further identify objects, notify authorized staff, and collect additional evidence through facial recognition or high-quality photos. 2. Automatic Response Systems Once an intrusion attempt is discovered, it is important to act fast. Organizing a response system that can initiate actions based on GPS location data, such as the slewing of PTZ cameras, automated intruder tracking or activated lighting sensors, greatly increases staff’s situational awareness while easing their workload. For instance, thermal imagers deployed in conjunction with video analytics can be used to generate an initial alarm event, which can then trigger a sequence of other security equipment and notifications for personnel to eventually respond to. Having all of this in place essentially lays the entire situation out in a way that allows responders to accurately understand and evaluate a scene. Power stations located near bodies of water can use thermal cameras to create a “thermal virtual fence” in areas where they are unable to utilize the protection of a physical fence or wall 3. Deterring Suspicious Activity  After the designated auto-response mechanisms have activated and done their job, it is time for responders to acknowledge and assess the situation. From here, authorized personnel can take the next appropriate step toward defending against and delaying the threat. Deterring suspicious activity can be achieved through real-time two-way audio, a simple but powerful tool. Often, control room operators can diffuse a situation by speaking over an intercom, telling the trespasser that they are being watched and that the authorities have been notified. This tactic, known as ‘talk down’, also allows officers to view the intruder’s reaction to their commands and evaluate what they feel the best next step is. If individuals do not respond in a desired manner, it may be time to take more serious action and dispatch a patrolman to the area. 4. Delay, Defend, Dispatch And Handle The possible danger has been identified, recognized and evaluated. Now it is time to effectively defend against current attacks and slow down both cyber and physical perpetrators’ prospective efforts. Through the use of a well-designed, open platform VMS, security monitors can manage edge devices and other complementary intrusion detection and response technologies, including acoustic sensors, video analytics, access control and radio dispatch. A robust VMS also enables operators to control functions such as video replay, geographical information systems tracking, email alerts and hand-off to law enforcement. With the right combination of technologies, facilities can take monitoring and evidence collection to the next level The primary purpose of the delay facet of the overall perimeter protection strategy is to stall an attempted intrusion long enough for responders to act. Access control systems play a key role in realizing this objective. When a security officer sees a non-compliant, suspicious individual on the camera feed, the officer can lock all possible exits to trap them in one area all through the VMS. 5. Intelligence: Collect Evidence And Debrief More data and intelligence collected from an event equals more crucial evidence for crime resolution and valuable insight for protecting against future incidents. With the right combination of technologies, facilities can take monitoring and evidence collection to the next level. One innovative resource that has become available is a live streaming application that can be uploaded to smart phones and used for off-site surveillance. This app gives personnel the power to follow intruders with live video anywhere and allows operators to monitor alarm video in real-time. Geographic Information System (GIS) maps are computer systems utilized for capturing, storing, reviewing, and displaying location related data. Capable of displaying various types of data on one map, this system enables users to see, analyze, easily and efficiently. Multi-sensor cameras, possessing both visible and thermal capabilities, provide high-contrast imaging for superb analytic detection (in any light) and High Definition video for evidence such as facial ID or license plate capture. Integrating these two, usually separated, camera types into one helps to fill any gaps that either may normally have. Still, in order to capture and store all of this valuable information and more, a robust, VMS is required. Recorded video, still images and audio clips serve as valuable evidence in the event that a trial must take place to press charges. Control room operators can use data collection tools within their VMS to safely transfer video evidence from the field to the courtroom with just a few clicks of their mouse. More advanced video management systems can go a step further and package this data with other pertinent evidence to create a comprehensive report to help ensure conviction.

7 Steps To Make VMS System Design And Installation Easier
7 Steps To Make VMS System Design And Installation Easier

For those of you old enough to remember, video matrix switchers were once the heyday of surveillance camera control. These cumbersome antiques were at the heart of every major video surveillance system (video surveillance at the time) in premier gaming properties, government installations and corporate industrial complexes. They required more physical labor to construct and configure than perhaps the pyramids – maybe not – but you get the picture. And then digital video made its way in to the market and everything changed, transforming the physical demands for camera control and management from a hardware-centric to a software driven process. We’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely There’s no doubt that this migration also presented significant challenges as many security professionals often struggled with all things IT and software programming being one of the industry’s soft spots. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely. However, the complexities of today’s VMS functionality can be intimidating for anyone tasked with installing one of these systems given all of the user-defined options available from the simplest camera sequencing and bandwidth allocations to mobile management and enterprise level integration. This is where truly advanced VMS solutions need to shine on both the operations and the design/build sides of the equation. Smart VMS Design There are more solutions products labelled “VMS solutions” out there than ever before. The issue is the fact that many of these “solutions” really don’t fall into the category of a true VMS by today’s standards but offer basic camera and NVR control. No doubt that there is a place for such software programs in the market. However, VMS solutions from the likes of OnSSI and other industry-leading companies offer distinct and superior management and control capabilities for demanding security and business intelligence applications. Perhaps of equal importance, these top-tier VMS solutions incorporate provisions for installers, so they have a clear and easier implementation path. OnSSI offers VMS solutions with smart camera drivers Here are seven attributes that can assist with the design and implementation of an advanced VMS solution: 1) Open Architecture Platform We need the ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth  The ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth is largely dependent on a systems platform architecture. Here’s where VMS solutions with open architecture provide a distinct advantage. Open-architecture solutions expand functionality by facilitating greater integration between multiple systems and components. This not only makes VMS solutions with open architecture easier to implement, it makes them extremely cost-efficient by eliminating the need for proprietary solutions. Open architecture systems also provide adherence to industry standards such as ONVIF and PSIA, as well as compression formats such as H.265 and MJPEG, and help ensure system integration and support of an extensive range of manufacturers’ cameras and off-the-shelf hardware. Be wary of VMS solutions with limited camera manufacturer support. 2) Simple Licensing Processes And Pricing Camera licenses and pricing is always a touchy subject, as any misunderstanding of a specific VMS solutions’ licensing terms can prove to be costly after the fact. And it often seems that some VMS suppliers have gone to great lengths to complicate the process as to obscure actual Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Perhaps the most direct, simple and straightforward camera licensing and pricing method is to have one license per IP address used by each camera/encoder on multi-channel devices. These should be perpetual licenses with no required annual fees or subscriptions. Additionally, the licensing agreement should be all inclusive without added fees for multiple clients, failover servers, active directory support, I/O devices, redundant management servers, technical support or security patches and updates. 3) Mixing And Matching Camera License Types The ability to mix and match different camera license types within the same system helps facilitate a seamless and simple migration of new and pre-existing systems with minimal downtime or interruption in operation. The ability to mix and match camera licenses not only saves valuable design and installation time, it can provide considerable savings when integrating large, multi-tenant systems. Mix and match capabilities also allow system designers to apply specific feature sets to specific groups of cameras to best leverage functionality and budgets, as well as providing the flexibility to implement an on-site, virtual, or cloud-based VMS solution, without any additional cost. 4) Auto Camera Detection And Configuration Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements. This functionality allows installers to instantly locate cameras on the network and configure them centrally so they can easily replace older cameras while seamlessly retaining video recorded from them. The auto detection capability should also include the ability to detect and import CSV files, which can then be stored and used to configure camera templates for future camera installation profiles. 5) Smart Camera Driver Technology VMS solutions with smart camera drivers offer valuable assistance during system implementation, and any time new cameras are added to the network or replace older models. Manufacturer-specific smart camera drivers expand the range of model-specific static drivers. Instead of storing the device’s information (codecs, resolutions, frame rates, etc.) statically, a VMS with smart camera drivers queries devices for their capabilities using the manufacturers’ proprietary protocol. All that is required for configuration is that the camera is available on the network. Smart camera drivers eliminate the need to wait for model-specific drivers or installation of driver packs, allowing for newly released cameras to be used immediately. Network security is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers  6) Importance Of Network Security Network Security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today Network security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today. This is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers. New security developments to look for include TLS 1.2 encryption protocols for camera-to-server communications (SSL 3.0 supported for older cameras), as well as server-to-server communications. Additional safeguards to consider include: randomized video databases with no camera identification information to secure recorded data; support for Active Directory authentication; AES encryption between servers and clients; and AES encrypted exporting. 7) Automatic Updates Regardless of the supplier you select for your VMS solution, they should be consistently providing new updates and security patches on a frequent if not regular basis. Keeping up with these updates can be a burden and are often overlooked leading to system failures and breeches. Advanced VMS solutions now feature automatic update service checks on a system-wide basis, eliminating the need to manually update individual servers and devices. This ensures that your VMS system always has the latest drivers, fixes and updates which assures overall security while reducing TCO. So next time you’re getting a demo of the latest and greatest VMS solution, remember to ask what it offers in terms of design and implementation tools. Half the battle with new technologies is getting them installed and working properly. Without the right tools to accomplish these critical first steps, all the functionality in the world will do you little good.

Video Technology Reimagined With The Empowerment Of IoT
Video Technology Reimagined With The Empowerment Of IoT

It amazes me how in a few short years security systems have gone from simple, dumb cameras witnessing events to intelligent eyes, ears, speech and touch solutions that boost situational awareness far beyond human capabilities. It seems the only senses missing from the equation now are smell and taste. And who knows, someone might be working on those in a lab somewhere right now. But what’s really fascinating to me is how the Internet of Things (IoT) has opened a world of possibilities for transforming security technology into something new yet again. With IoT we’re able to push and pull nuggets of intelligence from sources we never considered before: environmental sensors, pressure plates, door lock timers and much more. It’s helped us break through the constraining mindset that security systems are strictly single-purpose. With interconnectivity at the core, we’re starting to imagine myriad ways to apply these tools to challenges outside the realm of security. Here are just a few examples. Flood Management Assistance Network camera adds another dimension and timeliness to flood management by helping responders investigate remotely As recent hurricanes and floods have shown, water damage can be devastating to a community. That’s why some municipalities are using their city surveillance cameras in conjunction with water sensor to proactively address the problem. Water sensors collect data from multiple sources such as rain gutters, sewer systems and pump stations, in order to monitor fluctuations in water levels and water quality. If an alert triggers, having a network camera in proximity to visually verify the situation helps responders determine the best course of action. For instance, if multiple water detection sensors trigger alerts simultaneously or sequentially over a large area it’s probably due to natural runoff from recent rainfall. But without eyes on the scene, how can you be sure? Network camera adds another dimension and timeliness to flood management by helping responders investigate and identify the cause of a trigger remotely. It might be a fire hydrant spewing water, a water main break or even a chemical spill. With video streaming live to the command center, staff can remotely inspect the area, determine the cause of the trigger and decide whether remediation is required, thus avoiding the expense of dispatching an investigative crew to a non-event. Some municipalities are using their city surveillance cameras in conjunction with water sensor to proactively address the problem Environmental Control Assistance Data centers house the lifeblood of a business so it’s no wonder why companies work hard to protect them. We’re all familiar with the integration of network cameras with access control systems to visually verify who is actually using the credentials. Network camera adds another dimension and timeliness to flood management by helping responders investigate and identify the cause of a trigger remotely But there’s another aspect to protecting data centers and that’s environment control. Data centers need to maintain optimum humidity and temperature for the racks of electronics. When environmental sensors in the facility detect out-of-norm ranges technicians can remotely command a network camera to zoom in on the gauges and help them determine whether remediation might be necessary. Coupling network cameras with other sensors in the data center can provide visual confirmation of other conditions as well. For instance, every time a data rack door-open-close sensor detects an event it can trigger the camera to pan to the location and stream video to security. Some data centers employ weight sensors at the doorway to weigh personnel and equipment as they enter the room and when they exit to ensure no additional hardware is being taken out of the facility or left inside without permission. Any discrepancy would trigger the camera to zoom in for a close-up of the individual’s face and send a visual alert and ID information to security. Roadway Management And Parking Assistance Network cameras have long played a part in city-wide traffic management. Adding video analytics and integration with network sensors, makes those cameras that much smarter and versatile. They can detect cars driving in bike lanes or driving in the wrong direction and capture license plates of offenders. Their ability to detect anomalous traffic flow patterns can be integrated with car counting sensors, networked electronic road signs and traffic light systems to automatically redirect vehicles to alternate routes. They make great, intelligent parking lot attendants, too. Working in conjunction with weight sensors network cameras can count vehicles coming into and leaving a lot or garage and verify when the facility has reached capacity. License plate recognition and video analytics can be used to ascertain that a vehicle entering a reserved parking space doesn’t match the credentials and vehicle attributes in the database. With the addition of noise sensors and audio analytics, network cameras can improve roadway and parking facility safety by detecting and identifying specific sounds – breaking glass, car alarms, gun shots, and aggressive speech – and triggering a visual alert to first responders. Network cameras can improve roadway and parking facility safety by detecting and identifying specific sounds and triggering a visual alert to first responders Shopper Experience Assistance In the early days of online shopping, e-tailers designed their sites to replicate the in-store customer experience. In an ironic turn of events, today brick-and-mortar stores are trying to mirror the online shopping experience. To do so, they’re turning their security systems into adjunct sales assistance. With network video and audio system automation they can recognize and acknowledge loyal customers with personal greetings. Retailers are applying people counting video analytics to checkout activity to create rules-based consistency in customer service With heatmapping analytics they can measure how much time a customer spends in a specific department or observe how they walk through the aisles of the store. They can track shopping behaviors such as items looked at that made it into the cart or didn’t, or whether a customer actually checked out or left the merchandise behind. By capturing these shopping patterns and trends retailers can shape a more positive, more profitable customer shopping experience. For instance, integrating video analytics with point of sale systems and RFID sensors on merchandise tags can result in timely alerts to sales associates to recommend additional merchandise. This is a case of emulating how e-tailers let the customer know that other customers who bought X often also purchased items Y and Z. Or to avoid disappointing customers due to stock outages, retailers are linking weight sensors and video analytics to make sure their shelves are well-stocked and if not, quickly alert associates to what items need to be restocked. Capturing Business Intelligence Retailers are also using video cameras to monitor checkout queues and trigger automated announcements over the public-address system, closed system such as smartphones or other wireless communications devices that checkers are needed rather wait for a person to call for backup. IoT laid the groundwork for network security solutions to seamlessly integrate with other IP-based technologies, sensors and programs They’re applying people counting video analytics to checkout activity to create rules-based consistency in customer service. While retailers will always use their surveillance camera for loss prevention, they’re finding that integrating traditional technology in new ways can yield even bigger returns. Linking network video surveillance, video analytics, network communications system and sensors with point-of-sale systems and customer loyalty databases, retailers are capturing the business intelligence they need to get back in the game and make brick-and-mortar a greater overall experience than online shopping. A Natural Cross-Over Technology This trend towards integration has forever changed how organizations view their investment in security technology. The intelligence and versatility of a tool that can see, verify and analyze what’s happening in real-time is spurring users to tap its cross-over potential for a host of other tasks that could benefit from more astute situational awareness – everything from manufacturing and equipment maintenance to logistics, inventory control and beyond. IoT laid the groundwork for network security solutions to seamlessly integrate with other IP-based technologies, sensors and programs. How we capitalize on that connection is only limited by our imagination.

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TeleEye Stamps Out Litter Bugs At Bottle Banks
TeleEye Stamps Out Litter Bugs At Bottle Banks

CCTV manufacturer TeleEye has helped tackle illicit rubbish dumping and fly-tipping throughout 15 local authorities in the Republic of Ireland.TEC Security Services installed TeleEye CCTV transmission systems to allow remote operators to view live images and record evidence of unlawful littering at multiple recycling points and common fly-tipping sites.  An in-built audio facility enables the operators to give verbal instructions to legitimate site users or issue warning messages to litter louts - a feature cited by TEC Security as essential to the system's effectiveness.Recycling points are often swamped with dumped boxes and bags used to hold the recycling.  If this happens at a TEC Security managed site, the offender is requested to remove the litter with an automated message stating, "This is the Council.  We see that you are dumping your bags.  Please put them back in the car."  In most cases this is sufficient to get the offender to comply.  Where individuals refuse to comply, their image and vehicle registration details are recorded, to establish their home address, and a fine is subsequently issued.A similar process is applied at common fly-tipping sites.  In this case, offenders are notified that they are being recorded, given an on-the-spot fine of up to €150 for illegal refuse disposal and warned they could be prosecuted.The system has successfully reduced tipping and littering, saving the council literally €millions of taxpayers money on clearing up refuse and effecting prosecutions.TEC Security CEO Stephen Tyrell commented: "500 offenders have been caught in just 3 months, putting out a resolute message and practically stopping the problem in its tracks.  We offer an effective service that councils need and want.  The TeleEye equipment gives us the audio messaging facility and high quality evidence we need for successful prosecutions.  Above all, we are pleased to help combat this anti social behaviour and make the environment a more pleasant place for everyone."

TeleEye And ADI-Gardiner Announce Distribution Partnership
TeleEye And ADI-Gardiner Announce Distribution Partnership

TeleEye, the leading manufacturer of CCTV transmission products, has recently negotiated a comprehensive distribution deal with ADI-Gardiner.TeleEye DVR Transmitters send CCTV video from a security installation to a central, fixed location or remote video response centre (RVRC).  The DVR Transmitters are all BS8418 compliant and use SMAC-M compression technology to reduce CCTV video data for transmission and storage.  SMAC-M uses 40% less hard disc space than MPEG4 compression technology and facilitates the fast transmission of high quality CCTV images across low bandwidth or highly contended network connections.TeleEye's range of DVR Transmitters includes locally and remotely operated, restricted access and rugged, transport or rapid deployment models.  All the DVR Transmitters facilitate the provision of a secondary GPRS connection in case the primary broadband connection fails, ensuring transmission integrity at all times.As part of the agreement, TeleEye has introduced its revolutionary new concept of e2e (end to end) monitoring to ADI-Gardiner.  This means ADI-Gardiner is able to offer customers a complete remote CCTV monitoring solution as a single part number in their new catalogue.  The e2e solution includes the DVR Transmitter, broadband connection, pre-configured router, secondary GPRS connection and 24/7 monitoring from a TeleEye approved monitoring station - all with a one year, on-site warranty.Duncan Ross, UK MD of TeleEye, commented, "We are very excited about our new deal with ADI-Gardiner.  Our company is one of the very few that offers a fully BS 8418 compliant product range.  The e2e monitoring solution is a revolutionary package that will open up monitoring opportunities to many ADI-Gardiner customers."It would seem that this partnership is one from which installers stand to benefit significantly.

TeleEye Appoints Andrew Jackson As Account Director
TeleEye Appoints Andrew Jackson As Account Director

TeleEye, the Hong Kong based, world class manufacturer of CCTV surveillance and BS 8418 compliant transmission equipment, has recently appointed Andrew Jackson to the post of Account Director in the UK.  Andrew has extensive security industry experience, a proven track record in business development and a wealth of knowledge relating to Far Eastern and Middle Eastern business and culture.Andrew spent 17 years with Gardiner Security (now ADI-Gardiner), working ultimately as a CCTV divisional manager.  He then moved to Baxall where he specialized in export sales and business development.  This role involved widespread travel around the Far East and Middle East working on many high profile security projects for airports, banks, the Military and large scale manufacturing sites - he even supplied several thousand cameras to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.Duncan Ross, UK MD of TeleEye, explained: "Excellence and experience are crucial in our selection of new staff at TeleEye and Andrew more than meets both these requirements.  Initially, Andrew will be managing the smooth operation of our sales through ADI-Gardiner.  His in-depth knowledge and experience of the Far East will also be invaluable to our Hong Kong development team and to launching further market leading security products.  Andrew brings a wealth of security industry knowledge, expertise and success to his new post, and we are very pleased to welcome him in to our team."

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