Seeing To Safety: Introducing The Siqura® HD6x H.264 High-speed PTZ IP Dome Cameras
Seeing To Safety: Introducing The Siqura® HD6x H.264 High-speed PTZ IP Dome Cameras

Rain or shine, the Siqura® HD6x camera series provides a suitable solution for any application. This high-speed dome (HD) camera line comprises three pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) IP cameras, the indoor HD60 and the outdoor HD62 and HD66 WDR. All of the HD6x cameras support open streaming architecture (OSA) for easy integration with video management systems. Each model offers an array of features that make an HD6x camera a valuable addition to any surveillance systfem.The HD6x cameras support H.264 streaming in addition to MPEG-4 and MJPEG dual streaming. This flexibility in compression standards makes it easy for HD6x series cameras to offer the best quality video while at the same time streamlining network performance. True to their name, the HD6x cameras can move to predefined preset positions at impressive speeds of up to 400° per second. With the HD6x cameras, PTZ coordinate positions can be queried or set through the OSA application programming interface (API). Through their 26x or 35x autofocus zoom lens with 12x digital zoom, these Siqura cameras make precision and expediency a priority. Furthermore, the HD6x series comes with an easy-to-use, web-based user interface, allowing users to configure them or view video streams from a PC or even via handheld devices, such as PDAs.Since surveillance conditions can vary widely even for just one camera, the HD6x series also includes day/night (IR-cut filter) and backlight compensation as standard features that can be applied manually or automatically when lighting conditions require it. The HD66 WDR comes with wide dynamic range functionality to ensure excellent video quality, even in the most difficult of circumstances. Moreover, all the HD66 WDR cameras have a built-in image stabiliser to prevent vibrations from disrupting a camera view or footage, such as those caused by wind in pole-mount installations.Additionally, these high-speed cameras are part of the Siqura product line, an extensive collection of video surveillance equipment offering complete solutions and reputed for quality and reliability.

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Award-winning Direct-to-fibre IP PTZ Camera
Award-winning Direct-to-fibre IP PTZ Camera

The Siqura IP PTZ camera line includes a flexible SFP interface for directly connecting to a fiber optic network. This feature simplifies both the setup and maintenance of camera installations where a fiber network is utilized to overcome long-distance limitations. Award-winning direct-to-fiber IP PTZ camera Due to the reliable and secure nature of fiber optic networks, Siqura is now offering its IP PTZ dome cameras with a plug-and-play fiber optic connector option. This feature simplifies the setup, maintenance, and appearance of camera installations where a fiber network is utilized to overcome long-distance limitations. At the ISC West 2011 trade show in April, these pioneering new cameras won the New Product Showcase award for the best IP camera in video surveillance. The New Product Showcase (NPS) is an awards programme established by the Security Industry Association to recognize innovative products, services, and solutions in electronic physical security. Technologies showcased through this program are used in the protection of life and property in residential, commercial, and institutional settings. Improve quality while reducing costs There are few media available in the video surveillance industry that improve image quality while at the same time reducing costs. Yet fiber optic networks do just that. They also maintain the integrity of signals over longer distances and offer more bandwidth than twisted-pair or coax cables. Not to mention that fibre cabling is impervious to electromagnetic interference, such as that caused by high-voltage power lines and lightning. Due to the ubiquitous nature and the advantages of fiber optic networks, as well as the current migration from analog to IP streaming, Siqura is now offering its Siqura IP PTZ dome cameras with a fibre optic connector option. With a flexible SFP interface built into the PTZ body, a wide range of single mode, multimode, and CDWM modules can be used and an impressive range of mounting options are available. “Network equipment being developed today needs to be able to handle IP traffic, regardless of the medium connecting it to the network,” said Roger Decker, Director of Solutions and Marketing at Siqura. “That is why Siqura recently developed five new IP PTZ dome cameras that can connect directly to a fixed network or wireless bridge via either twisted-pair or fiber optic cabling. We want customers to be able to select hardware based on its ability to withstand variances on the network and to provide high-quality streams.” A solution for every situation This new camera line consists of five cameras, each optimized for its application, with indoor, outdoor, compact (MSD), and high-speed (HSD) dome camera options. Each camera is capable of quad-streaming, supporting dual H.264 streams in addition to highly configurable MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and MJPEG. This flexibility in compression standards makes it easy for these Siqura cameras to offer the best quality video while at the same time streamlining network performance. All the Siqura cameras are designed to comply with worldwide adopted standards and are tested with leading VMS vendors. This makes it possible to query or set PTZ coordinate positions or to integrate Siqura cameras into third-party systems. Furthermore, the new Siqura IP PTZ camera line comes with an easy-to-use, access-controlled, Web-based user interface, allowing users to configure or view video streams from a PC or even via handheld devices, such as PDAs. Since surveillance conditions can vary widely even for just one camera, this Siqura IP PTZ camera series also includes a day/night (IR-cut filter) and backlight compensation as standard features that can be applied manually or automatically when lighting conditions require it. The wide dynamic range functionality ensures excellent video quality, even in the most difficult of circumstances. Additionally, the Siqura HSD and MSD cameras are part of the Siqura product line, an extensive collection of video surveillance equipment offering complete solutions and reputed for quality and reliability.

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New Siqura® Camera Line And Multi Codec S-44 At IFSEC, Booth 19054
New Siqura® Camera Line And Multi Codec S-44 At IFSEC, Booth 19054

At the IFSEC show in Birmingham, Siqura will introduce an extensive line-up of IP and analog cameras, a total of 21 to be exact, and its newest encoder, the S-44 E-MC.  The new Siqura® cameras will come in both analog and IP formats with a wide range of features in both. The introduction of these cameras strengthens Siqura's position as a leading force in the global IP Surveillance market, enhancing the company's reputation as an innovator of networked video solutions and game-changing video codecs and network video recorders. In addition to features such as Power over Ethernet, Lux ratings of 0.05, and two-way audio, the new Siqura cameras boast standards setting Wide Dynamic Range and Image Stabilisation.  Wide Dynamic Range is offered in all four form factors; box, fixed, mini, and high-speed dome, allowing you to pull the smallest detail from scenes where there is dramatic contrast such as a sun drenched background and a shadowy foreground.  Couple this with Image Stabilisation and you have a surveillance camera that will provide crisp, sharp images regardless of lighting or wind load. With its introduction of the Siqura® S-44 E-MC (Multi-Codec) encoder, Siqura raises the bar for quality and features.  The S-44 E-MC, boasting 4 video processors, can take 4 analog video (NTSC/PAL) inputs and convert them to MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and MJPEG concurrently.  In effect, for each video signal in, you can stream to different unicast and/or multicast destinations, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and MJPEG, all at different frame rates and resolutions.  With the introduction of the Siqura® line, Siqura goes one step further by adopting a philosophy and architecture of open, standards based, communications protocol.  This makes integration with third party applications such as analytics and management software relatively fast and painless.

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Expediting Excellence In Video Surveillance Solutions
Expediting Excellence In Video Surveillance Solutions

Rain or shine, the Siqura® HD1xA camera series provides a suitable solution for any application. This high-speed dome (HD) camera line comprises three pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras, the indoor HD10A and the outdoor HD12A and HD16A WDR. Each model offers an array of features that make an HD1xA camera a valuable addition to any surveillance system.True to their name, the HD1xA cameras can move to predefined preset positions at impressive speeds of up to 400° per second. Through their 26x or 35x autofocus zoom lens with 12x digital zoom, these Siqura cameras make precision and expediency a priority. Furthermore, the HD1xA series supports an array control protocols, making these units compatible with a wide range of control systems.Since surveillance conditions can vary widely even for just one camera, the HD1xA series also includes day/night (IR-cut filter) and backlight compensation as standard features that can be applied manually or automatically when lighting conditions require it. Additionally, each camera in this series comes with wide dynamic range (WDR) functionality to ensure excellent video quality, even in the most difficult of circumstances. Moreover, the HD16A WDR cameras have a built-in image stabiliser to prevent vibrations from disrupting a camera view or footage, such as those caused by wind in pole-mount installations.With up to 24 privacy masks, sensitive areas can be protected in wide variety of systems, such as in city center or retail installations. A set of contact closure alarms allow for a number of different triggered reactions, such as moving to a preset position or carrying out a cruise tour.These high-speed cameras are also part of the Siqura product line, an extensive collection of video surveillance equipment offering complete solutions and reputed for quality and reliability.The complete list of the Siqura HD1xA specifications can be found at http://www.optelecom-nkf.com/.

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Siqura MD62 Perceiving And Protecting From Every Angle
Siqura MD62 Perceiving And Protecting From Every Angle

The mini dome (MD) camera line offers two pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) IP cameras: the indoor MD60 and the outdoor MD62. Both are ideal for professional installations where a high-quality, reliable, and cost-effective solution is required. All of the MD6x cameras support open streaming architecture (OSA) for easy integration with video management systems. PTZ coordinate positions can be queried or set through the OSA application programming interface (API). The MD6x cameras offer an array of features that make them valuable additions to any surveillance system. Both are capable of streaming H.264 and of simultaneously streaming MPEG-4 and MJPEG. This flexibility in compression standards makes it easy for the MD6x series cameras to offer the best quality video while streamlining network performance. The MD6x series cameras feature an easy-to-use, web-based user interface, allowing users to configure settings or view video streams from either a PC or handheld devices, such as PDAs Since surveillance conditions can vary widely even for just one camera, the MD6x series also includes day/night (IR-cut filter) and backlight compensation as standard features that can be applied manually or automatically, as required. Additionally, the MD6x series offers a privacy mask feature for systems in situations where sensitive areas of a camera scene need to be protected, such as point-of-sale keypads in shops or windows in a city centre. These compact PTZ cameras are also part of the Siqura product line, an extensive collection of video surveillance equipment offering complete solutions and reputed for quality and reliability. The complete list of MD6x specifications can be found at www.optelecom-nkf.com  

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A Surveillance Solution For Every Situation
A Surveillance Solution For Every Situation

Exhibiting at ISC West 2011, booth 3086Complete video security and surveillance solutionsWith over 35 years of experience, Optelecom-NKF offers global solutions for the video security and surveillance markets. At ISC West 2011, Optelecom-NKF will show how its IP video systems provide complete, proven, and customised solutions for diverse video security and surveillance applications.A complete Siqura solution at a glanceTo show how straightforward a complete TKH security system can be, Optelecom-NKF will demonstrate a total solution at its booth (Booth 3086). Siqura cameras and codecs will be configured to the high-tech intelligent IP video management system (VMS) from TKH Group member, VDG. Siqura IP and analog fixed and PTZ cameras as well as Siqura codecs use dedicated DSPs to implement analytics locally on unprocessed images. This ensures the best results from analysis software while streamlining bandwidth consumption. VDG's VMS specialises in facilitating the control of and access to devices that compress and process information at the edge of the network."At Optelecom-NKF, we create innovative and reliable video security and surveillance solutions according to our customers' diverse needs," explains Steven J. Williams, Optelecom-NKF's Director of Critical Infrastructure in the Americas. "Our vast technology offering enables us to provide complete and customisable integrated video solutions. We work closely with customers to design and deploy the optimal system for their unique current and future needs. This is something that really sets us apart. We are eager to show attendees at ISC West 2011 just how flexible we are and how hassle-free life can be when you're working with Siqura surveillance solutions and TKH security solutions."The first direct to fiber IP PTZ cameraDue to the ubiquitous nature and the advantages of fiber optic networks, as well as the current migration from analog to IP streaming, Optelecom-NKF is now offering its Siqura IP PTZ dome cameras with a fiber optic connector option. This feature simplifies both the setup and maintenance of camera installations where a fiber network is utilised to overcome long distance limitations.Pressurized PTZ dome for extreme conditionsOptelecom-NKF is currently developing pressurized IP and analog PTZ dome cameras to offer a robust solution for the most taxing situations. It is capable of withstanding intense levels of solar heat (945VA UV protection) and providing high-quality video in environments with extreme levels of moisture, dirt, or pollution (IP67 Ingress Protection). This pressurized dome camera will be commercially available in the spring of 2011.Explosion-proof fixed and PTZ dome camerasThe Siqura fixed and PTZ analog and IP cameras will soon be available with ATEX certified explosion-proof housing covers. These housings are essential for the chemical and petro-chemical industries.High-definition, ONVIF-compliant camerasOptelecom-NKF will also show its high-definition, ONVIF-compliant camera line, a collection of six cameras in providing HD (720p) and Full HD (1080p) resolution images in H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG.Video content analysis for system and surveillanceOptelecom-NKF will put its Camera Health Check video content analysis (VCA) application on display. This programme is integrated into the Siqura S-64 E video server and checks the status or well-being of the attached cameras by monitoring the cameras' position and image quality. When something is amiss, the application triggers an alarm to promptly alert operators, thereby guaranteeing quality video material while at the same time reducing unnecessary maintenance costs.Largest selection of fiber optic solutionsThe Optelecom fiber line is one of the largest assortments of fiber optic equipment in the world. Since Optelecom-NKF is determined to ensure optimal performance whenever and wherever it's needed, all of the Optelecom fiber products are field-hardened to withstand the harshest conditions and most extreme temperatures. Optelecom fiber products also support fiber to IP transitions, making it easy to use them in hybrid networks.Visit us at ISC West (Booth 3086)While this array of examples demonstrates Optelecom-NKF's ability to fulfill the needs both of its customers as well as the industry, it also shows how Siqura solutions are essentially dynamic and can be tailored to any video networking need. Consequently, the Optelecom-NKF booth (Booth 3086) may prove to be the best place for an open and lively conversation about how best to customize a video surveillance network for a specific situation.    

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Siqura Pressurized Cameras Ensure Quality Video In Corrosive Environs
Siqura Pressurized Cameras Ensure Quality Video In Corrosive Environs

Overcoming adverse environmentsThrough a pressurized dome housing, this new Siqura camera line ensures airtight protection against excessive moisture, dirt, and pollution. This makes these cameras ideal for situations such as seaports and highway tunnels, where corrosive elements in the atmosphere can impede the performance of a surveillance system and cause unnecessary risks to safety and security. The Siqura pressurized PTZ dome cameras have an IP67 Ingress Protection rating and the housing is constructed of materials designed to withstand intense levels of solar heat (945VA UV protected). Pressurising the housing, particularly with inert nitrogen gas, prevents moisture, pollution, and dust from damaging the camera.A solution for every situationThe Siqura pressurized PTZ dome series includes analog and IP options. Through their 400° per second preset positioning capability, 26x or 35x autofocus zoom lens, and 12x digital zoom, these Siqura cameras make precision and expediency a priority. Since surveillance conditions can vary widely even for just one camera, the pressurized Siqura PTZ cameras also include a day/night (IR-cut) filter and backlight compensation as standard features that can be applied manually or automatically when lighting conditions require it. The wide dynamic range functionality ensures excellent video quality, even in the most difficult circumstances.The advantages of IPEach pressurized Siqura IP PTZ camera is capable of quad-streaming, supporting dual H.264 streams in addition to two highly configurable MPEG-2, MPEG-4, or MJPEG encoders. This flexibility in compression standards makes it easy for these Siqura cameras to offer the best quality video while at the same time streamlining network performance. Moreover, it advantageously facilitates a wide range of migration paths within IP networks.All Siqura IP cameras are designed to comply with worldwide adopted standards and are tested with leading VMS vendors. This makes it possible to easily integrate Siqura cameras into third-party systems. Furthermore, these Siqura IP PTZ cameras come with an easy-to-use, access-controlled, Web-based user interface, allowing users to configure or view video streams from a PC or even via handheld devices, such as the Siqura Multifunction Monitor.In an effort to combat potential pitfalls, Siqura integrated the Siqura Camera Health Check into its IP cameras. The Camera Health Check is a program that guarantees the availability of quality video material. It continually assesses the status or well-being of the camera by monitoring the camera's position and image quality. When something is amiss, the application triggers an alarm to promptly alert operators. This, in turn, provides a proactive approach towards system maintenance, potentially reducing the unnecessary costs generally associated with scheduled upkeep.

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How Effective Security Departments Bust Multi-million Dollar Crimes
How Effective Security Departments Bust Multi-million Dollar Crimes

It had been a particularly slow night. The plant security guard had just made his rounds on this Sunday evening shift. As soon as he passed the weighing scales, he could enter the guard shack and get off his feet. Challenging A Curious Incident However, on this night, he noticed the waste vendor’s truck sitting half on and half off the scale. He stopped dead in his tracks to see if the truck would back up and completely sit on the scale. It never did. The observant guard walked up to the truck and challenged the driver who seemed surprised. “Hey, you’re not weighing your truck properly.” The driver fumbled for a response before replying, “Sorry, I was on the phone with a friend. I didn’t notice it.” But this security guard had the presence of mind to demand the driver’s phone. The driver was caught off guard and surrendered the phone. The guard then pulled up the most recent incoming/outgoing calls and saw no calls during the last 30 minutes. “I don’t think so.” “You don’t think so what?” The security guard was frank, “You haven’t used this phone in over half an hour.” The truck driver sheepishly acknowledged the fact. It was decided to install video surveillance covering the weighing area and scales – no easy feat due to poor lighting Preventing Crime As It Happens Knowing the driver was lying, the security guard ordered the truck back on the scale for a correct weighing and advised the driver that he would report the incident. The security guard wrote up his report and handed it off to his supervisor who, in turn, contacted the local corporate investigator. This investigator was soon on the phone with his boss at corporate headquarters on the other side of the world. Together with Security, they decided to install video surveillance covering the weighing area and scales – no easy feat due to poor lighting. However, once completed, they waited. They would not have to wait long. For the next two months, the waste vendor trucks, filled to the brim with production waste, black-and-white paper and other waste products from the plant, would stop on the scale only for a moment and then drive the front half of the truck off the scale for weighing. It was obvious that the vendor was cheating the company by only paying for half the waste. After two months, it was decided to catch the next cheating driver “en flagrante.” Sure enough, the next truck went half on and half off the scale and was weighed. Security then asked the unsuspecting driver to park his truck and invited him inside the building to talk to a supervisor. The driver signed an incriminating statement about the scheme and his role therein. They sent him on his way asking him to keep it quiet Waiting for the driver in a large office was the local investigator and his close friend, the Head of Security. After a difficult interview, the driver admitted to cheating on the scales over a two-year period—he claimed that some of the scale cheating was done at the direction of the vendor’s management, while some of it he did himself by “ripping off” the vendor—which he acknowledged was dangerous. Working With Authorities The driver signed an incriminating statement about the scheme and his role therein. They sent him on his way asking him to keep it quiet—they would see what they could do for him later on. In the meantime, Corporate Investigations had received a due diligence report on the vendor company which contained disturbing news—the company and its managers were associated with a countrywide waste management mafia. The report suggested that the vendor had a reputation for thefts and involvement in numerous lawsuits regarding thefts and embezzlement. Shockingly, no prior due diligence had ever been conducted on the vendor. Fortunately, the plant’s finance and audit team had maintained good records over the past 5 years and were able to re-construct the amount of waste going out the plant door and the amounts being claimed and paid for by the vendor. The discrepancy and loss stood at a multi-million dollar figure. After consulting with the local police authorities and company lawyers, it was decided to pursue a civil case against the vendor. Pursuing Legal Action The regional lawyer, the Head of Investigations, the Head of Security and the CFO invited the vendor to discuss the problem. Some of the evidence was shown to the vendor’s CEO who became indignant and, in order to save face, promised to fire the truck drivers and to repay any losses for the last two months. Inter-dependent entities - security, investigations, finance/audit and legal - combined their resources and agendas to form a unified front That was not enough for the company and a protracted legal battle ensued which lasted several years and resulted in the vendor’s paying almost the entire amount in instalments. The vendor was dropped from the contract and internal controls strengthened—the only plant employee dealing with the waste issue left the company and was replaced by two individuals. The plant also began paying more attention to the waste process and less to the production side. Several “lessons learned” come to mind. First, the tripwire came in the person of an astute and well-trained security guard who exhibited some of the best characteristics you want to see from men and women in that profession. The Security Department was also adept at installing the surveillance system and capturing the fraud live on videotape. But a far greater lesson was learned—of what can happen when inter-dependent entities (security, investigations, finance/audit and legal) within a company combine their resources and agendas to form a unified front. The results speak for themselves.

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.

Global Security Market Focused On Organizational Collaboration In 2016
Global Security Market Focused On Organizational Collaboration In 2016

In the past year, we have continued to see that the global security market is both dynamic and evolving. The term “security” no longer means simply protecting the perimeter of a building; it also involves securing corporate networks and sensitive data. In 2016, this trend was driven by a change in organizational threats. Businesses as a whole are much more focused on cyber-threats, a growing paradigm that challenges business and security leaders to stay one step ahead of crime and fraud trends. A string of recent high-profile breaches, including several involving government agencies, exposes the vulnerabilities faced by organizations across the globe. Cyber-attackers are holding data for ransom, stealing personally identifiable information, selling sensitive data and destroying critical networks. These threats, which encompass cyber, IT, and physical security, force leadership to recognize the potentially damaging disruptions if risk is not controlled. Internet Of Things In 2016, we continued to see significant discussion centred on the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT). At the same time, demand for more mobile capabilities has altered the way people and businesses connect and collaborate. As the demand for network connectivity increases, so too does the need for increased security for physical assets, networks, and valuable corporate data. As a result, we experienced a growing dialogue between IT, cyber security, and physical security teams to help gain a greater knowledge of how to best collaborate. In the coming year, stakeholders must continue to communicate closely to assist in determining vulnerabilities in a more proactive manner. In 2017, we will continue to see Big Data analysis and IoT-powered devices allow for the collection of myriad data points across systems, services, and devices. This process will allow businesses to investigate threats in a more intelligent manner. It will be the organizations that generate actionable intelligence from collected data points that will be firmly positioned to achieve their strategic intelligence and business objectives in the coming years. In 2017, we will continue to see Big Data analysis and IoT-powered devices allowfor the collection of myriad data points across systems, services, and devices Comprehensive Security Strategies Overall, the alignment of risk management, IT, and business continuity will allow leaders to realize a comprehensive security strategy that takes into account cyber and physical security, and helps leaders proactively recognize threats. Today’s leading global enterprises focus on preventing risk to ensure long-term business continuity. We at Verint practice the same concept, combining physical security, IT functionality, and cybersecurity efforts to help enable our organization to realize comprehensive intelligence. It has worked well for our business over the past year, and we aim to help our customers achieve the same level of efficiency and knowledge as we reach 2017. Actionable Intelligence is the core of what we do at Verint. We believe that the collaboration of various stakeholders, business functions, and strategies allows organizations to be more focused, effectively identify threats, develop trends, and quickly access relevant data to meet evolving business requirements. See the full coverage of 2016/2017 Review and Forecast articles here Save