IQeye Network / IP Cameras(8)
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 480 resolution, Digital (DSP), 0.2 lux, 24 VAC, Network, C/CS mount, Motion Activated, High Speed, Wide Dynamic Range, 1280x1024, 15 fps, Inclusion DVR/ Web Server, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, Mini or Compact, 10/100 base-T Ethernet, RJ45, TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, FTP, SMTP, DHCP, HTTP, RA, 2.5 W, 240, 74 x 88 x 42, 0 ~ +40, Internet Explorer 6.0 or above, Netscape, Mozilla, +10 ~ +80Add to Compare
The IQeye 4 Series delivers quality IP video in a compact, affordable, sturdy die-cast metal package. Available from VGA to 2.0 Megapixels, this security camera series offers high-speed video in a simple, easy-to-install package. It is 100% Power-over-Ethernet, making installation quick and easy and uses a single CAT 5 cable for video, power and remote configuration. With versatility for all commercial, retail and residential security environments, the IQeye 4 Series makes quality high-definition surveillance video a reality.Good things come in small packages! The IQeye 4 Series may be very small but don't be fooled because, like all IQeye security cameras, this IP network camera is built to last and is an excellent choice for virtually any business or residential application environment. Weighing in at 9.66 oz (274g) with a standard megapixel-rated lens, this little guy packs a powerful punch when it comes to reliable performance! The IQeye 4 Series is a simple, plug and play camera built to IQinVision's high standards of industry leading IQeye image quality, network stability and hassle-free integration at a price that is right for any security system budget! IQeye 4 Series Camera Features:VGA Resolution @ up to 30fps HD 480p Resolution @ up to 30fps HD 720p Resolution @ up to 25fps 1.3 MP Resolution @ up to 18fps 2.0 MP Resolution @ up to 17fps Low-Light Performance (0.2 lux) Power-over-Ethernet Digital Image Cropping Motion Detection Low Power Consumption(<2.8 Watts) Wide Dynamic Range (61 dB) Network Reliability Simple InstallationAvailable Camera Models:IQ040SI-V9: HD 480p/VGA Resolution, MP Varifocal LensIQ041SI-V10: HD 720p/1.3 MP Resolution, MP Varifocal LensIQ042SI-V11: 2.0 MP Resolution, MP Varifocal LensFor more information about the IQeye 4 Series, click here.Add to Compare
The IQeye 5 Series camera line offers VGA, HD 480p, HD 720p, 1.3MP and even 2.0MP resolution. The IQeye 5 Series cameras are perfect for retail shops, schools and offices where you need to balance discrete with deterrence. Every IQeye 5 Series is a low-power, progressive scan camera that can be powered over the Ethernet or directly via AC or DC. It also includes an analog output for focusing, making installations and retrofits easy. The IQeye 5 Series cameras are supported by all the leading NVR/DVR manufacturers and include IQinVision's industry leading image quality and reliability. IQeye 5 Series Camera Features: HD 480p or VGA @ 30 fps HD 720p @ 25 fps 1.3MP @ 18 fps 2.0MP @ 17 fps Low-light Performance (0.2 lux) Analog output for focus Power-over-Ethernet 12-24V DC or 24V AC Low-power Consumption (<2.8 watts) Digital Image Cropping Motion Detection Available Camera Models: IQ540SI-V9 - HD480p/VGA, Wide Varifocal Lens IQ541SI-V10 - HD720p/1.3 MP, Wide Varifocal Lens IQ542SI-V11 - 2.0 MP, Wide Varifocal Lens For more information about the IQeye 5 Series, please visit: www.iqeye.com/iqeye-5-series.htmlAdd to Compare
IQeye HD 1080p network cameras deliver spectacular high definition progressive scan video for your surveillance, marketing and web attraction applications. Available in standard and day/night configurations, the IQeye 1080p cameras offer cutting edge H.264 performance in a classic, full-featured, ruggedised camera package. Its energy efficient design is PoE ready and can also be powered directly by AC or DC for redundancy. Its analog out function makes focusing simple and the on-board storage is perfect for stand-alone applications or as back-up for enterprise-wide network video recording systems.True High-Definition videoEnjoy true HD quality and high performance at 30 frames per second with the IQeye 1080p Series. Crystal-clear images, network reliability and compression/bandwidth management deliver unparalleled video.Simultaneous H.264 and MJPEG streamsSimultaneous streaming of both H.264 and MJPEG compression enables you to optimize for any application.True day/night surveillanceThe IQeye 1080p Series offers TRUE day/night performance for the most challenging environments. It's the best choice when you need clear crisp HD video in low light. The camera automatically senses low-light levels and switches from colour to black and white.Analog outThe IQeye 1080p features analog video out for easy focusing.IQeye 1080p H.264 series features:1080p (1920 x 1080) Resolution @ 30 fpsMultiStream low BW + Hi resolution streamsAnalog out for focusing1080p H.264 or 1080p MJEPGOn-camera recording with SDHC Card*<0.05 Lux IR sensitive (day/night Series)IEEE 802.3af - Power-over-Ethernet<4.2 watts power AC/DCClass 2 PoEOn-camera motion detectionFor more information about the IQeye 1080p H.264 Series, please visit IQinvision website.Available IQeye 1080p Series part numbers: IQ732SI-V7 IQ732NI-V7Add to Compare
The IQeye Sentinel Series is an All-Weather Megapixel Network Camera that is entirely Power-over-Ethernet, featuring an integrated, vandal and tamper-resistant design. Sentinel's exclusive pivoting arm allows you to use the same camera for wall, ceiling or parapet mounting with no additional hardware. The entire unit is designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions, including hot,cold and wet environments.This indoor/outdoor surveillance camera is available in HD1080p H.264 and 1.3, 2.0, 3.1 and 5.0 MJPEG models, standard or day/night, with a variety of quality megapixel lens options so you can cover any application. Its fully-integrated IP66 housing is attractive and can withstand a wide temperature range, making it suitable for even the harshest climates.IQrecorder™Available with every select IQeye Sentinel Series cameras, IQrecorder enables you to recordand playback crisp, clear IQeye Resolution™ images using affordable network storagewith no client software. User-friendly features include simultaneous playback and liveviewing, day-by-day scheduling, a brand new playback interface with DVD-like controls.IQaccess™IQaccess on-camera intelligent software turns an IQeye Sentinel Series camera into a basic access control system or remote attendant/notification system. Video alert window pops up in every IQaccess enabled PC when trigged and lets the first responder open the door, activate the alarm or control other devices.IQauthenticate™IQeye Sentinel Series camera is also avaiable with on-camera, digital authenticationthat protects images right in the camera. IQauthenticate addresses the image manipulation problem, at the source, ensuring your evidence has not been compromised.Key features22°F/-30°C to 122°F/50°CDual Stream H.264 & MJPEGIP66 / NEMA 5 / NEMA 3RHD1080 (1920x1080) @ 30fpsMJPEG 1.3 MP @ 30 fpsMJPEG 2.0 MP @ 20 fpsMJPEG 3.1 MPs @ 12 fpsMJPEG 5.0 MP @ 10 fps< 0.05 lux IR Sensitive (85x Day/Night Series)MultiStream Low BW + Hi ResolutionVideo Port for Focusing• LIGHTGRABBER™ II Low-light Feature• Digital Image Cropping & PTZAlarm I/O6 watts Power-over-Ethernet, AC or DCInclude/Exclude Exposure Window, Privacy Zones SeriesCamera model Lens option Power supply Enclosure IQ8xx MJPEG SeriesIQ811 - 1.3MP Camera, 30fps, 0.1 luxIQ802 - 2.0MP Camera, 20fps, 0.2 luxIQ803 - 3.1MP Camera, 12fps, 0.3 luxIQ805 - 5.0MP Camera, 10fps, 0.3 luxV1 - Wide Varifocal LensV2 - Telephoto Varifocal LensV4 - Telephoto Varifocal LensV7 - Wide Varifocal IR Corrected LensV8 - Wide Varifocal Lens NP – No Power SupplySS – PoE Sentinel EnclosureIQ85x MJPEG Day/Night SeriesIQ851 – 1.3MP Camera, 30fps, <0.05 luxIQ852 – 2.0MP Camera, 20fps, <0.05 luxIQ853 – 3.1MP Camera, 12fps, <0.05 luxIQ855 – 5.0MP Camera, 10fps, <0.05 luxV3 – Wide Varifocal LensV5 – Wide Varifocal Lens V6 – Telephoto Varifocal LensV7 – Wide Varifocal IR Corrected LensNP – No Power SupplySS – PoE Sentinel Enclosure Series Resolution optionStandard or Day/Night Interior/Exterior Lens option IQ83X – HD1080p H.264Series 2 – 2.0MP Camera, 30fps, <0.05 lux S – StandardN – Day/Night E – ExteriorV7 – Wide Varifocal IR Corrected Lens IQRS – IQeye Event Recording System (ERS) 2 – 2.0MP Camera, 20fps, <0.05 lux N – Day/Night E – ExteriorV6 – Telephoto Varifocal LensV7 – Wide Varifocal IR Corrected LensAdd to Compare
These full-featured megapixel network cameras provide incredible hi-speed IQeye Resolution™ with exceptional low-light performance in a rugged, compact package. Benefit from low-bandwidth video for remote viewing while simultaneously recording crisp, clear megapixel images. Choose the IQeye700 for normal indoor/outdoor scenes and the IR sensitive IQeye750 day/night camera for very low-light surveillance applications.IQeye700/750 Series camera features:1.3 Megapixels @ up to 30 fps2.0 Megapixels @ up to 20 fps3.1 Megapixels @ up to 12 fps5.0 Megapixels @ up to 10 fps64 Independent Video Streams with IQcameo<0.05 Lux IR Sensitive (750 Series)MultiStream Low BW + Hi Resolution IEEE 802.3af - Power-over-EthernetPublic View Port™ Analog OutputCF Slot for On-Camera RecordingLIGHTGRABBER II™ Low-Light FeatureDigital Image Cropping for Bandwidth OptimizationInclude/Exclude Exposure WindowAlarm I/OWide Operating Temperature Range< 2.5 Watts Power AC/DCPrivacy ZonesAuto, Manual, and Scheduled Day/Night SettingsMirror Image Function: Horizontal, Vertical and 180 degreesAvailable IQeye700/750 Series models:IQ711/IQ751:1.3 Megapixels, 30 fps, 0.2/<0.05 LuxIQ702/IQ752:2.0 Megapixels, 20 fps, 0.2/<0.05 LuxIQ703/IQ753:3.1 Megapixels, 12 fps, 0.3/<0.05 LuxIQ705/IQ755:5.0 Megapixels, 10 fps, 0.3/<0.05 LuxIQeye Event Recording System (ERS)The IQeye ERS is a self-contained high-definition megapixel network video recorder that uses NO BANDWIDTH to record crisp, clear video, making it perfect for surveillance system installations where network bandwidth is a premium.Available IQeye ERS models:IQRS2SI-V1:2.0 Megapixels, 20 fps, 0.2 Lux, Indoor Standard, Telephoto Varifocal Megapixel LensIQRS2SI-V2:2.0 Megapixels, 20 fps, 0.2 Lux, Indoor Standard, Wide Varifocal Megapixel LensOn-camera recordingThe IQeye700/750 Series features a built-in slot for a CF memory card enabling direct, on-camera recording. Perfect for a back-up solution to any system or for smaller applications. And, with IQrecorder™ bedded directly in the camera, you'll be able to utilize many sophisticated features including pre-event/post-event recording, time-date search and AVI export functionality.True day/night surveillanceThe IQeye750 Series offers a TRUE day/night function for the most challenging environments. It's the best choice when you need clear crisp megapixel quality video even in very dimly-lit areas. The camera automatically adjusts as the lighting changes, switching from colour to black and white when the IR filter is not needed.Easy focus and integrationBoth the IQeye700 and IQeye750 Series cameras feature a unique analog out port to facilitate easy focusing. Use for Public Viewing Monitors or for integration with legacy CCTV systems to enhance any security system!Add to Compare
The IQeye ERS is an all-weather megapixel network camera that is entirely Power-over-Ethernet, featuring an integrated, vandal and tamper-resistant design with 32 GB of on-board storage. The IQeye ERS has an exclusive pivoting arm that allows you to use the same camera for wall, ceiling or parapet mounting with no additional hardware. The entire unit is designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions, including hot, cold and wet environments. This day/night surveillance camera is available in 2.0 megapixels, and its fully-integrated IP66 housing can withstand a wide temperature range, making it suitable for even the harshest climates. IQeye ERS series features:IP 66 / NEMA 5 Environmental Rating32 GB of on-board storage via the CF card slot-22°F/-30°C to +122°F/50°C 2.0 Megapixels @ 20 fps 64 Independent Video Streams with IQcameo <0.05 Lux IR Sensitive (Day/Night Series) Multistream Low BW + Hi Resolution IEEE 802.3af ~ Power-over-Ethernet 360° + Pan, 180° + TiltEquipped with IQrecorder™Digital Image Cropping for Bandwidth Optimization Mirror Image Function: Horizontal, Vertical and 180 degreesIQeye ERS accessories:Pole mount adapterThis exclusive pole mount adapter allows you to mount IQeye Sentinel weatherproof security cameras to any pole with a diameter of 4 to 14 inches. It's easy to install and includes all necessary mounting hardware.Junction box coverThe junction box cover allows you to install the camera back box and IQeye Sentinel weatherproof surveillance camera separately while preserving the junction box electronics. The cover matches the junction box exactly and can be re-used on multiple outdoor security camera installations.IQeye ERS camera models:IQRS2NE-V6: 2.0 Megapixels, 20 fps, <0.5 Lux Outdoor Day/Night, Telephoto Varifocal Megapixel LensIQRS2NE-V7: 2.0 Megapixels, 20 fps, <0.5 Lux Outdoor Day/Night, Wide Varifocal Megapixel LensPlease click here for more information about the IQeye ERS Series.Add to Compare
The IQeye Sentinel All-Weather HD1080p camera delivers spectacular high-definition progressive scan video for surveillance, marketing, and web attractions. These standard or day/night rugged cameras use MAIN profile H.264 for extraordinary video quality with less bandwidth and storage and deliver full resolution at full frame rate. Loaded with installer-friendly features like Power-over-Ethernet, innovative pivoting arm for wall, ceiling, or parapet mount with no special hardware, hands-free brackets for terminating cables and single tool design - you'll save time and money on the installation while the low-power consumption saves energy. This indoor/outdoor surveillance camera is available in H.264 HD1080p standard or day/night models so you can cover any application. Its fully-integrated IP66 housing is attractive and can withstand a wide temperature range, making it suitable for even the harshest climates. For more information visit: www.iqeye.com. Features: Dual Stream H.264 & MJPEG H.264 HD1080p (1920x1080) @ 30fps Progressive Scan Standard or Day/Night Megapixel Varifocal Lens -22F(-30C) to 122F (50C) IP66/NEMA 4/NEMA 3R Pivoting Mounting Arm Power-over-Ethernet, AC or DC Digital Pan/Tilt/Zoom Alarm I/Os Video Port for Focusing Multi-Zone Motion Detection Software: IQrecorder™Available with every select IQeye Sentinel Series cameras, IQrecorder enables you to record and playback crisp, clear IQeye Resolution™ images using affordable network storage with no client software. User-friendly features include simultaneous playback and live viewing, day-by-day scheduling, a brand new playback interface with DVD-like controls. IQaccess™IQaccess on-camera intelligent software turns an IQeye Sentinel Series camera into a basic access control system or remote attendant/notification system. Video alert window pops up in every IQaccess enabled PC when trigged and lets the first responder open the door, activate the alarm or control other devices.Add to Compare
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Rodrigue Zbinden, CEO at Morphean, discusses the business benefits from merging video surveillance and access control technologies as demand for ACaaS grows. The big question facing businesses today is how they will use the data that they possess to unlock new forms of value using emerging technologies such as the cloud, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence. Some data is better utilized than others: financial services were quick to recognize the competitive advantages in exploiting technology to improve customer service, detect fraud and improve risk assessment. In the world of physical security, however, we’re only just beginning to understand the potential of the data that our systems gather as a part of their core function. Benefits of ‘Integrated access control’ The first thing to look for is how multiple sources of data can be used to improve physical security functionsWhat many businesses have yet to realize is that many emerging technologies come into their own when used across multiple sources of data. In physical security, for example, we’re moving from discussions about access control and CCTV as siloed functions, to platforms that combine information for analysis from any source, and applying machine learning algorithms to deliver intelligent insights back to the business. ‘Integrated access control’ then looks not just to images or building management, but to images, building management, HR databases and calendar information, all at the same time. And some of the benefits are only now starting to become clear. The first thing to look for, of course, is how multiple sources of data can be used to improve physical security functions. For example, by combining traditional access control data, such as when a swipe card is used, with a video processing platform capable of facial recognition, a second factor of authentication is provided without the need to install separate biometric sensors. CCTV cameras are already deployed in most sensitive areas, so if a card doesn’t match the user based on HR records, staff can be quickly alerted. Making the tools cost-Effective In a similar vein, if an access card is used by an employee, who is supposed to be on holiday according to the HR record, then video data can be used to ensure the individual’s identity and that the card has not been stolen – all before a human operator becomes involved. This is driving growth in ‘access control as a service’ (ACaaS), and the end-to-end digitalization of a vital business functionThese capabilities are not new. What is, however, is the way in which cloud-based computing platforms for security analytics, which absorb information from IP-connected cameras, make the tools much more cost effective, accessible and easier to manage than traditional on-site server applications. In turn, this is driving growth in ‘access control as a service’ (ACaaS), and the end-to-end digitalization of a vital business function. With this system set up, only access control hardware systems are deployed on premise while the software and access control data are shifted to a remote location and provided as a service to users on a recurring monthly subscription. The benefits of such an arrangement are numerous but include avoiding large capital investments, greater flexibility to scale up and down, and shifting the onus of cybersecurity and firmware updates to the vendor. Simple installation and removal of endpoints What’s more, because modern video and access control systems transmit data via the IP network, installation and removal of endpoints are simple, requiring nothing more than PoE and Wi-Fi. Of all the advantages of the ‘as a service’ model, it’s the rich data acquired from ACaaS that makes it so valuable, and capable of delivering business benefits beyond physical security. Managers are constantly looking for better quality of information to inform decision making, and integrated access control systems know more about operations than you might think. Integrating lighting systems with video feeds and access control creates the ability to control the lightsRight now, many firms are experimenting with ways to find efficiencies and reduce costs. For example, lights that automatically turn off to save energy are common in offices today, but can be a distraction if employees have to constantly move around to trigger motion detectors. Integrating lighting systems with video feeds and access control creates the ability to control the lights depending on exactly who is in the room and where they are sitting. Tracking the movement of employees Camera data has been used in retail to track the movement of customers in stores, helping managers to optimize displays and position stocks. The same technology can be used to map out how employees move around a workspace, finding out where productivity gains can be made by moving furniture around or how many desks should be provisioned. Other potential uses of the same data could be to look for correlations between staff movement – say to a store room – and sales spikes, to better predict stock ordering. What makes ACaaS truly exciting is it is still a very new field, and we’re only just scratching the surface of the number of ways that it can be used to create new sources of value. As smart buildings and smart city technology evolves, more and more open systems will become available, offering more ways to combine, analyze and draw insights from data. Within a few years, it will become the rule, rather than the exception, and only grow in utility as it does.
With the recent news headlines about store closures and the collapse of well-known chains, alongside clear adjustments in business strategy amongst established high street favorites, there is no denying that the UK retail industry is under huge pressure. A recent report suggests growing issues are leading some retailers to increase risk-taking in the supply chain. But here, Steve Bumphrey, Traka UK Sales Director, looks at ways to help retailers embrace the storm, including paying attention to security, management processes and efficient customer focus. Challenges plaguing retail industry It’s been an awful year to date for UK retail if you believe the cacophony of negative headlines about the health of the UK economy and the confidence levels of the UK consumer. The sector is facing huge challenges in dealing with the evolution in on-line and smart mobile retailing The sector is undoubtedly facing huge challenges in dealing with the evolution in on-line and smart mobile retailing. Further concerns include an unwillingness of policymakers to address the changing retail environment and how business rates and general business taxation and regulation is making a difficult situation worse. Supply Chain Risk Report According to the latest Global Supply Chain Risk Report, published by Cranfield School of Management and Dan & Badstreet, those under pressure, are now facing increased exposure to risk if they are forced to cut costs in their supply chain. The report cites data for the retail sector that shows increased levels of risk-taking since Q4 2018, with retailers reporting high levels of dependency on suppliers and indicating a propensity to off-shore to low-cost, high-risk countries where suppliers are more likely to be financially unstable. In-Store technology revolution The underlying evolution of technology taking hold of the retail industry and consequential changing consumer behavior is what is really forcing the industry to step up and act. This is not only in the shift to online and smart mobile purchases, but also with the increased use of technology in store. Self-scanning and checkouts In a bid to enhance the physical shop experience, especially in supermarket outlets across the UK, retailers are increasingly giving customers autonomy with self-scanners and checkouts and need to be able to trust them to ensure an honest transaction. And for the shoppers, this dependency on technology and not human interaction to complete a shop means scanners must be instantly available and ready for use. Many different underlying competing challenges impact the retail industry Compensators At the recent British Retail Consortium’s ‘Charting the Future’ conference, looking at retail crime and security, Dr Emmeline Taylor, a criminologist at the City University of London identified in self -service shops, several new types of ‘offenders’ such as so-called ‘compensators’ including the atypical ‘frustrated consumer’ who, “fully intended to pay but were unable to scan an item properly”, adding to the security challenge. There are clearly many different underlying competing challenges impacting the retail industry. Arguably, the increase in technology and autonomous shopping, where less staff are present (or staff cuts planned) throws up more vulnerabilities, such as the opportunity for store theft. Use of body cameras Staff needs emerging technology such as body cameras to act as a deterrent to crime and keep employees safe Furthermore, staff may need greater use of emerging technology such as body cameras to act as a deterrent to crime and help keep employees safe. In essence, prevention is better than cure, and it’s certainly cheaper. Whether combating crime physically or online, or looking to find ways to counter the high street trends, working together, sharing information and taking a more holistic approach will help the development of a shared language between retailers. Retail Banking It is also here where common approaches can help to deliver on efficiencies, in time, resource and budget that can serve to operate right through the supply chain, and minimize, or even negate the need to take any risks. It can even serve to enhance the customer experience, increasing confidence in the shopping environment. Of course, when discussing the high street, it is not just the department stores and chains that are feeling the impact. Well known banks are also having to redefine their priorities and role on the high street, with customers (especially younger generations) demanding a more efficient service than ever before. Well known banks are also having to redefine their priorities and role on the high street Asset protection Leading the way is Nationwide, globally renowned building society, which prides itself on being one of the largest savings providers and mortgages provider in the UK, promoting itself as running purely for the benefit of its customers, or ‘members.’ Richard Newland, Director of Branch & Workplace Transformation at Nationwide said, “Even more than getting a good ‘deal’ from a building society, the quality of our welcome, or our renowned level of service, we make sure our members feel safe with us, enough to trust us with their greatest assets. We are doing everything we can to evolve our business and focus our efforts on providing the best and most secure services that people value.” Key management systems Traka has supported Nationwide with the introduction of dedicated key management systems So committed to its branch network, it has pledged to its 15 million members that every town and city with a Nationwide branch, will still have one for at least the next two years. A bold statement in today’s climate. Traka has supported Nationwide with the introduction of dedicated key management systems, moving its branch network into a more digital system. Keys no longer need to leave site and the audit trail capability has helped to remove the manual paper recording, allowing status of keys to be established instantly, at any time. Changes in retail market This example, together with Traka’s portfolio of high street brands and globally renowned department stores that cannot be named for security reasons, demonstrates the need for retailers to embrace the need for change, both from a product offering and operational running perspective to achieve aspirations of resonating with customers. They also prove the opportunities for success, in an unquestionable difficult market environment. If retailers can listen to customers and respond accordingly, taking into consideration staff safety and security, alongside an ability to respond quickly to personalized enquiries and expectations. This way, perhaps, the current environment can be seen as an opportunity to innovate and embrace technology to form the high street of the future.
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.
Vicon Industries Inc. (VCON: OTCQB Venture Market) ("Vicon"), designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, announced today that Louisa County Public Schools, in Northern Virginia, has completed installation of a district-wide Vicon Valerus video management solution that encompasses its six school buildings and connects nearly 400 cameras. The system includes multiple application servers and NVRs running Valerus VMS software, as well as a wide range of Vicon IP megapixel camera models. The district has opted to share camera access with the Louisa County Sheriff’s Department, whose officers can use iPads and smartphones to immediately call up video through the Valerus VMS interface in case of an emergency. This allows them to visually assess any situation and locate the perpetrator before sending in officers. Vicon Sponsored Training Class The Valerus solution was chosen by Louisa County Public Schools because of Vicon’s willingness to provide the district’s in-house electricians and technical team with as much autonomy as possible in setting up and managing the system. After participating in a Vicon sponsored training class, the district has been self-sufficient in its ability to install, program and troubleshoot Valerus. David Szalankiewicz, LCPS Facilities Director, says "Vicon’s technical team has supported our in-house guys directly with training and certification so that we feel completely in control." Ron Lapsley, Vicon’s Regional Sales Manager who worked on the project, explains, "Vicon understands that the technical capabilities and service needs are different for each customer, and we’re glad to provide the right level of support that makes sense. In many cases, the manufacturer relationship is as important as the product itself in making sure a customer is satisfied."
With increased security a priority for school districts across the country, administrators are taking a close look at their technology to ensure it can deliver in an emergency. Concerns over active shooters and other violent scenarios have districts paying attention and putting heightened security measures in place. Christopher Lordi, Director of Administrative Services at Delaware Valley School District in rural, northeast Pennsylvania, knew it was time to upgrade his district’s surveillance technology, so he turned to the integration expertise of Guyette Communications to get the job done. Analog DVR System The outdoor PTZ cameras that panned back and forth were causing them to miss a lot of activity The DVR system that covered Delaware Valley’s seven schools and nine buildings was state-of-the-art when it was installed a decade ago, but it was no longer meeting the district’s needs. Administrators complained that is was difficult to view and manage video from all of the cameras as a unified system. The analog video made it hard to identify faces and see other important details. And the outdoor PTZ cameras that panned back and forth were causing them to miss a lot of activity. “We had a lot of blind spots,” says Chris. Guyette Communications, of Plymouth, PA, has worked with the district for over a decade supporting its technology needs, so Chris looked to them for guidance. Scott Surochak and Rick Scalzo, both of Guyette, recommended a new-to-market VMS, Vicon’s Valerus, that they felt would provide all the features and performance the district sought in a very cost-effective manner. They also recommended that the district abandon their analog cameras and standardize district-wide on higher performance, megapixel IP models. Valerus VMS The significant expense of replacing not just the VMS system, but hundreds of cameras district-wide, required buy-in from the school board. Rick and Scott, along with Vicon’s regional sales manager, Doug Stadler, provided an in-depth demonstration of the capabilities of Vicon’s new Valerus VMS, along with its line of IQeye Alliance cameras, to the school board. The new system would allow them to clearly identify the faces of visitors, read license plates within the school parking lots, eliminate current blind spots throughout the campuses, and easily search video to quickly find evidence of crime or vandalism. Convinced of the long-term value of the investment, the school board gave a green light to proceed. Vicon Fixed And Cruiser Cameras Approximately 400 cameras were installed throughout the district’s nine buildings, almost all of which are Vicon 3MP IQeye Alliance fixed domes Installation began in March 2017 and continued throughout the summer. Approximately 400 cameras were installed throughout the district’s nine buildings, almost all of which are Vicon 3MP IQeye Alliance fixed domes. These provide coverage of all entrances to buildings, busy hallways, and spaces like lunchrooms, auditoriums, playgrounds, parking lots and athletic fields. In addition, Vicon Cruiser domes with 30X optical zoom were installed in each parking lot to capture license plates. To support so many high-resolution cameras transmitting at full frame rates, Guyette installed a dedicated security network capable of handling the bandwidth. All cameras are hard wired with new CAT-6 cabling, which feeds back to CISCO switches and a fiber backbone that runs through each building. Installing Security Network To minimize bandwidth transmission between buildings, Guyette recommended that each school locally record video from its respective cameras. The five lower schools have each been equipped with a single Valerus server that both runs VMS application software and performs as an NVR. The middle school and high school, which share a building, have an application server plus four NVRs to support the higher number of cameras. Because the Valerus VMS software makes exclusive use of a thin-client, there was no need to install software on any workstations. Complete user and administrative functionality is available through a standard web browser interface. Rick says that “Installation went very smoothly. The system works well and it’s easy to navigate and program. I’m used to systems where we have to do everything manually, but with Valerus, it does a lot of things for you. For example, you can copy programming to multiple cameras. Setting up one camera and then copying it to 50 others is a huge time saver.” “The system is also really easy to update,” he says. “Two new Valerus versions were released during the months we were doing the installation, and we just had to download it once each time to an application server, and then it was automatically pushed out to all the other servers on the network.” Efficient Crime DetectionTwo new Valerus versions were released during the months we were doing the installation, and we just had to download it once each time to an application server" There isn’t a lot of criminal activity in the Delaware Valley School District, thanks to outreach programs that create a collaborative relationship between the school police force, administrators, students and parents. However, sometimes issues do occur, and Valerus has already helped the district solve a theft. Chris describes an incident that occurred while the system was still being installed in the spring of 2017. “There was a theft from one of the administrative offices. The employee thought the office had been locked, but our surveillance video was able to show that it was not and displayed the comings and goings of everyone who entered the office during the time in question. The video quality was so clear that the thief’s face could be identified. The footage was turned over to the local police who were able to apprehend the thief and recover the stolen property. With our old VMS system, the video wouldn’t have provided enough detail for us to identify the culprit.” High-End Video Surveillance Chris says he’d love to say that Valerus’ “museum search” made it possible to find the incriminating video in minutes. However, because the system was just getting installed, not all features were operational yet and his police force had to manually look through hours of video. “The officers are really looking forward to being able to use the search function in the future, now that we’re all up and running. They love how you can draw a box over an area of the video where you know something has happened, and Valerus will do all the work for you,” he says. In speaking about response to crimes and emergencies, Rick adds that because Valerus uses a thin client, the school district has the luxury of easily providing outside law enforcement with access to their system. If they ever needed help from local or state police, like in an active shooter situation, administrators can provide them with a link to the district’s network so that they can better coordinate a response. This would have been impossible with their old system. Ensuring Valerus System’s Functionality The VMS thin-client interface allows the officers to view video from anywhere, including on their phones or tablets Unusual for a district of its size, Delaware Valley has its own, full-time, six-person police force. Among other responsibilities, this force is tasked with monitoring the new Valerus system. Each officer has been equipped with his or her own workstation from which they can monitor the cameras physically located at their assigned schools. Administrators at each building also have access to view local cameras. In addition, a centrally located, district-wide monitoring station has been set up to make it easy for officers and school officials to keep an eye on the district as a whole. Rick Scalzo explains that while the VMS thin-client interface allows the officers to view video from anywhere, including on their phones or tablets, his team recommended the purchase of high-performance, manufacturer-certified PC workstations for each officer’s monitoring station. This was to ensure that these computers would have the necessary processing power to display large numbers of high-resolution camera feeds simultaneously. These workstations are hard wired to the network to provide the fastest and most reliable connectivity to the application server. Chris Lordi says that the district has also provided all officers with iPhone 6s, which they use regularly to monitor what’s happening at their buildings. License Plate Recognition And PTZ Cameras One of the capabilities that the district required of the new system is the ability to read license plates of vehicles entering or exiting school grounds. Officers are able to take control of the PTZ cameras in each parking lot and zoom in on the plates of any vehicles of interest. This can even be done via the iPhone interface. Chris explains that it has not been necessary to integrate Valerus with any special license plate recognition (LPR) software because his team of police officers has immediate access to databases where they can look up plates as needed. However, this integration is currently available for Valerus customers and can help automate the process for those who need it. Intruder Detection They want top-notch safety, and Valerus delivers that" Chris says that “Our school board takes safety and security very seriously, so for them, this significant investment was justified as soon as we showed them what it can do. They want top-notch safety, and Valerus delivers that. Buy-in from teachers, and the union, who have expressed reservations over the placement of many new cameras that didn’t previously exist, has required additional communication and education. Both Chris and Rick have made it very clear that the upgraded system is not for the purpose of intimidating or keeping closer watch on employees as they perform their daily jobs. Our main concern is thwarting security threats and keeping everybody safe. The additional cameras and new software might help us break up a fight or address bullying issues, but it’s also important for much more serious situations, like dealing with an active shooter or act of terrorism. Now we can use cameras to follow an intruder throughout our buildings, and that can help us keep everyone safe while we apprehend him.” Chris says that “When we put it like that, everyone gets on board.” Counter Terror Chris is extremely appreciative of the support Guyette Communications has provided throughout this project, including individually training each school principal as their building was completed. “I can’t stress how well Guyette has delivered for us. They’re flexible, reliable and compassionate, and they’ve been a true partner at every step of the way. I’d recommend Guyette to anybody.” With school back in session, and the district’s police force busy implementing its many safety programs, Chris looks forward to another school year without any major security incidents. However, with a new Valerus system and high-resolution cameras in place, he knows he now has not only the right people but the right technology to handle any crisis.
Technology is front and center at a beautiful new City Hall in the Northwest U.S., where community members will find local government offices, city council chambers and the department of economic development. The building’s tightly integrated electrical, lighting, fire protection, telecommunications and security solutions is the work of Coffman Engineers. Ben Helms was project manager responsible for specifying Vicon’s Valerus VMS and VAX Access Control security solutions into the facility and credits Vicon’s A&E tools and support services with helping him to get the job done right. Access control And VMS Solutions Ben says that his firm has a long history with Vicon through Vicon’s dedicated A&E outreach programs Ben says that his firm has a long history with Vicon through Vicon’s dedicated A&E outreach programs. In the past, he has attended Vicon’s annual A&E Summit, a 2 ½ day educational event filled with seminars and interactive learning for the specifying community on topics related to surveillance technologies and solutions. It was at one of these seminars that he was first shown a beta version of Valerus, Vicon’s new VMS that was still under development. “I thought it was really cool,” he says. “It’s a big jump to go to an all browser-based system and adds a lot of advantages over a hard system.” As for the VAX Access Control solution, Ben appreciated the over-the-door controllers, which he says, from his standpoint, “made the system a lot less work to design.” He says that “Normally, controllers are all lined up in an IT room and you have masses of wiring going out to the doors, so you have to worry about voltage drop and a lot of other factors. With the VAX controller, you just put it out there, connect it to a PoE drop, and you’re done.” VAX-Valerus Integration With the built-in integration between Valerus and VAX, it just made sense to go that way" When Ben began work on the brand-new City Hall, which required a unified access control and VMS solution, he saw a perfect match. “With the built-in integration between Valerus and VAX, it just made sense to go that way.” Steve Helms, Ben’s father and the Principal in Charge of the project, had also attended Vicon’s A&E Summits in the past and had seen what Valerus and VAX could do. He agreed with Ben’s recommendation. For putting together specifications for the security portion of the City Hall project, Ben relied on ARCAT SpecWizard, a free online tool that automates the spec building process. Vicon is one of only a few VMS manufacturers who have invested in providing this resource to the A&E community. SpecWizard is particularly helpful for solutions that include a wide range of components and require a degree of customization for each project. Ben says that he found SpecWizard really easy to use. “I just went in and checked the boxes for the cameras, servers and software that I wanted, and downloaded the completed spec in Word format. All I had to do was edit it a bit to cut out a few things I didn’t need. It made it really simple to grab all the parts and pieces and make sure that everything was covered.” High Megapixel Cameras The entire City Hall project was built in AutoDesk REVIT software for BIM (building information modeling) The entire City Hall project was built in AutoDesk REVIT software for BIM (building information modeling), allowing the architecture and engineering teams to collaboratively model the building’s components and simulate its systems and structures. Ben was able to access REVIT models of all of Vicon’s camera models, available through the AutoCAD360 library, drag them into the project and pop them right into place. “This part of the project was really fun,” say Ben. The models clearly showed the mechanicals for the cameras as well as their field of view. When presenting the drawings to the clients, it was easy to explain what could be seen from each camera and how they would all work together as a system to provide coverage of all critical areas. The City Hall project used several different camera models, with resolutions ranging from 2MP to 12MP. High megapixel cameras generate a tremendous amount of data and calculating bandwidth and storage requirements are complicated by factors such as frame rates, video quality, lighting, the types of images being recorded, and use of settings like motion activated recording. To guide him through this evaluation process, Ben says he relied on Vicon’s free calculator tools, which simplified the challenge of determining the system’s server and storage needs. Video-Access Control Integration The City Hall project used several different camera models, with resolutions ranging from 2MP to 12MP While Ben greatly appreciated the many tools that Vicon offers to make his job easier, he says that the biggest reason he would absolutely use VAX and Valerus again is the support he received from the Vicon team. “I have a local Vicon rep here I can call, and I know their entire technical team is always available to help me if I have any sort of issue.” Ben says that it’s also very important to specify solutions that deliver value to his clients. It’s nice to be able to say to them, “Here’s a system that is not going to cost you a ton to install, you can have unlimited user groups, unlimited users, the video and access control will completely integrate with each other, it has all these features included that a lot of systems charge extra for, and the licensing cost is pretty low. From a consulting and specifying standpoint, it checks a lot of the boxes that we really like.”
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