Honeywell Security IP Network Cameras(19)
Designed to deliver interoperability between any IP-based physical security product, the 1080p models will allow installers and end users to design and build network video systems with devices from any manufacturer. For added peace of mind, the indoor and outdoor pendant cameras also capture video on a micro Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) memory card providing back up to mitigate against any failure with the network. Equipped with a 360 degree rotation function and a zoom lens, the cameras are capable of delivering exceptional image quality and as such are ideally suited to environments that require detailed surveillance, including cities, roads, airports, government facilities, schools, campuses and industrial sites. They can capture pictures of up to two million pixels with 20 x optical zoom functionality, providing the sharp detail required for accurate identification. The HDZ PTZ dome camera range is also versatile, specifically built to deliver high quality performance in challenging environments. All models are equipped with wide dynamic range to cope with high contrast and changing light conditions. It is also capable of operating reliably in extreme climates and weather conditions. The outdoor model has a temperature range of -45°C to 55°C, and is protected from dust and rain in an IP66 rated housing with tamper-resistant fixings and a vandal proof polycarbonate bubble. Easy and secure installation is also central to the products’ design and several mounting options are available, allowing an installer to adapt to the end user’s specific site requirements. For added flexibility of installation the cameras also have a bracket accessory available included for in-ceiling mounting. “In designing the HDZ range, we focused on providing flexibility of installation and operation, including interoperability with IP-based products from other manufacturers, without compromising on superb image quality,” comments Mark Openshaw, Product Manager EMEA at Honeywell Security Group. “The result is a range that is easy to install, and capable of protecting ple and assets in a range of different environments.” The HDZ’s user interface is available in eleven languages. For more information about the product or other Honeywell solutions, please visit www.honeywellipsolutions.ocomAdd to Compare
The new ACUIX™ series of high performance pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) speed dome cameras feature multiple housing configurations and four integrated high-resolution, auto-focus camera/optic systems.ACUIX works seamlessly with all current and future Honeywell video and surveillance products. The series incorporates Honeywell's proprietary Intellibus™ protocol for high-speed performance and effortless upgrades. Intellibus allows camera settings such as labels, presets, tours and privacy zones to be uploaded to a new camera/optics package if required, affording the ultimate protection of the dome's settings. Because Intellibus allows users to remotely upload firmware to a single dome or an unlimited number of user-selected domes, ACUIX offers major time savings for dealers and end users.The series includes a True Day/Night model with a 35X zoom featuring Wide Dynamic Range and Electronic Image Stabilisation for superior images that overcome unstable mounting and difficult lighting conditions.Benefits:Save all camera configurations and settings to the head end systemRemotely update camera firmware without interrupting camera serviceEasy installation with standard mounting systems and compatibility with existing ceiling mounting methodsUTP ready with active outputFeatures:35X, 530 TVL, 128X Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), True Day/Night Motion Detection and Electronic Stabilisation (HDXG Series)18X & 26X, 530 TVL, 128X Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), True Day/Night (HDXJ & HDXF Series)18X Colour, 460 TVL, (HDXA Series)ACUIX IP offers MPEG-4 compression and 25 fps at 4CIF, 2CIF, and CIF resolutionsIndoor in-ceiling and pendant housingsIP66 outdoor pendant and rugged housingsRemote firmware updatesSecure back-up of all camera settingsActive UTP video output standard in all domes4 dry contact inputsUp to 150 user-defined presets16 preset tours of 64 presets each32 Dynamic Privacy ZonesPassword protection prevents unauthorized users from altering system settingsBuilt-in surge and lightning protectionMenus are provided for English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Polish, and SpanishAdd to Compare
ACUIX™ IP PTZ domes from Honeywell are the combination of world-class video and leading-edge IP networking technologies to provide dual streaming of MJPEG and MPEG-4 images in 4CIF, 2CIF, and CIF resolutions with rates up to 25 fps for PAL systems.With an open architecture and single Application Program Interface (API), ACUIX IP domes work consistently across IP-based systems.The range offers multiple housings and high-resolution, auto-focus cameras for virtually any application. The colour camera is available with an 18X zoom lens with 460 TVL PAL of resolution. The Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and True Day/Night (TDN) models feature 18X, 26X and 35X zoom lenses with up to 530 TVL PAL of resolution. The 35X model also includes electronic stabilisation for improved image quality in unstable mounting situations.With advanced compression and digital functionality, users can stream and view live or recorded images over a network or the Internet. The cameras are supported by a Web browser and a variety of video management systems including Honeywell's MAXPRO® VMS.Visit Honeywell's homepage.Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 520 TVL resolution, 0.09 lux, Variable focus, 0.10 ~ 480 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor/Outdoor, 0.10 ~ 240 o/ sec tilt speed, Digital (DSP), In-ceiling mount, 24 VAC, 3.4 ~ 119, 260 (horizontal), 5 ~ 90 (tilt), 150, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/2 ~ 1/30,000 sec, >50, Internal / AC line clock, PAL, Built-in IR LED, Active UTP, x35, RS485, PTZ, 29W, 170.21 x 206.45 (dia), 2,720, 0 ~ 50, 0 ~ 95, IP66Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 520 TVL resolution, 0.01 lux, Variable focus, 0.10 ~ 480 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor/Outdoor, 0.10 ~ 240 o/ sec tilt speed, Digital (DSP), In-ceiling mount, 24 VAC, 3.4 ~ 119, 260 (horizontal), 5 ~ 90 (tilt), 150, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/2 ~ 1/30,000 sec, >50, Internal / AC line clock, PAL, Built-in IR LED, Active UTP, x35, RS485, PTZ, 29W, 170.21 x 206.45 (dia), 2,720, 0 ~ 50, 0 ~ 95, IP66Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 540 TVL resolution, HD, 0.1 lux, Variable Focus, Indoor/Outdoor, Digital (DSP), Wall mount, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, 2.8 ~ 10, MPEG-4, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/100,000, 50, Internal, PAL, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, Internet Explorer 6.0, IPv4, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, ICMP, UDP, IGMP, up to 25 fps, 8 W, 154.97 x 50.4 x 117.5, 1.3 kg, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85, IP66Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 540 TVL resolution, HD, 0.1 lux, Variable Focus, Indoor/Outdoor, Digital (DSP), Wall mount, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, 2.8 ~ 10, MPEG-4, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/100,000, 50, Internal, PAL, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, Internet Explorer 6.0, Windows XP 2000, IPv4, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, ICMP, UDP, IGMP, up to 25 fps, 8 W, 154.97 x 50.4 x 117.5, 1,300, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85, IP66Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 720 TVL resolution, HD, 0.11 lux, Continuous Rotation, Indoor/Outdoor, Digital (DSP), Ceiling, Wall mount, 24 V AC, 3.3 ~ 12, 360 pan, 180 tilt, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/24,500, >50, PAL, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, 25 fps, 3.5 W, 1,300, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 0.11 lux, Continuous Rotation, Indoor/Outdoor, Pendant, Wall mount, 24 V AC, 3.3 ~ 12, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MJPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/24,500, 50, PAL, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP*, 3.5 W, 1,300, -20 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85, IP66Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, HD, 0.11 lux, Continuous Rotation, Indoor, Pendant, Wall mount, 24 V AC, 3.3 ~ 12, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MJPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/24,500, 50, PAL, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP*, 25 fps, 3.5 W, 448, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, HD, 0.11 lux, Continuous Rotation, Indoor, Pendant, Wall mount, 24 V AC, 3.3 ~ 12, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MJPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/24,500, 50, PAL, 1 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, 3.5 W, 448, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, HD, 0.09 lux, Continuous Rotation, Indoor/Outdoor, Digital (DSP), Pendant, Wall mount, 24 V AC, 3.3 ~ 12, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MJPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/60 ~ 1/24,500, 50, PAL, NTSC, Built-in IR LED, 1.0 Vp-p @ 75 Ohms, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP, ICMP, DHCP, Bonjour, IGMP, Telnet, 30 fps, 3.5 W, 118 x 155 x 67, 1,300, -30 ~ +60, 0 ~ 85Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, HD, 0.09 lux, Continuous Rotation, Indoor, Digital (DSP), Pendant, Wall mount, 24 V AC, 3.3 ~ 12, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MJPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/60 ~ 1/24,500, 50, NTSC, PAL, Built-in IR LED, 1.0 Vp-p @ 75 Ohms, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP, ICMP, DHCP, Bonjour, IGMP, Telnet, 30 fps, 3.5 W, 124 x 125 x 47, 448, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1280 x 720 TVL resolution, HD, 0.1 lux, Continuous Rotation, Indoor/Outdoor, Digital (DSP), 24 V AC, 3.3 ~ 12, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/30 ~ 1/87,000 sec, > 50 dB, PAL, NTSC, 1 Vpp, 75 Ohms, RJ45, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP, ICMP, DHCP, Bonjour, IGMP, Telnet, 25 ~ 30 fps, 5 W, 156 x 118, 1,300, -25 ~ +55, 0 ~ 85, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2K8Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1920 x 1080 TVL resolution, 0.09 lux, Continuous Rotation, Indoor, Digital (DSP), Pendant, Wall mount, 24 V AC, 3 ~ 9, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/30 ~ 1/130,000 s, >50, PAL, NTSC, 1 Vpp, 75 Ohms, RJ45, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP, ICMP, DHCP, Bonjour, IGMP, Telnet, 30 fps, 5 W, 125 x 124, 470, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85, Windows XP, Windows 7, Internet ExplorerAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1920 × 1080 TVL resolution, HD, Continuous Rotation, 0.09 lux, Indoor/Outdoor, Digital (DSP), Wall, Pendant mount mount, 24 V AC, 3 ~ 9, 360 pan, 180 tilt, H.264, MPEG, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/30 ~ 1/130,000 sec, >50, PAL, NTSC, 1 Vpp, 75 Ohms, RJ45, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, UDP, ARP, DNS, RTCP, FTP, ICMP, DHCP, Bonjour, IGMP, Telnet, 25 ~30 fps, 5 W, 156 x 118, 1,300, -10 ~ +50, 0 ~ 85, Windows XP, Windows 7, Internet ExplorerAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1920 X 1080 TVL resolution, HD, Megapixel, PTZ, 0.05 lux, 400 o/ sec pan speed, Outdoor, 0.5 ~ 84 o/ sec tilt speed, Pendant mount, 24 V AC / PoE, 4.7 ~ 94, 256, M-JPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 ~ 1/10k sec, >50 dB, x2, x20, 10/100 Mbps, 25 ~ 30, 50 W, (dia)192 x 275.07, 2600, -45 ~ +55, 10 ~ 90, IP66, Windows 7, Internet Explorer (8.0+)Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1920 X 1080 TVL resolution, HD, Megapixel, PTZ, 0.05 lux, 400 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor/Outdoor, 0.5 ~ 84 o/ sec tilt speed, Pendant mount, 24 V AC / PoE, 4.7 ~ 94, 256, H.264, MJPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 ~ 1/10k sec, >50 dB, PAL , x2, x20, 10/100 Mbps, 25 ~ 30, 20 W, 192 x 275.07, 2,600, -45 ~ +55, 10 ~ 90, IP66, Windows 7, Internet Explorer (8.0+)Add to Compare
Honeywell has announced the addition of six IP cameras to its existing equIP® IP product series. The new true day/night cameras are split into two ranges - 1080p and 720p wide dynamic – with each range incorporating three different models; an indoor only mini dome, a vandal resistant mini dome and a box camera. A core benefit of the new IP cameras is progressive scan video which enables improved detail on moving objects such as faces and car number plates. Furthermore, dual streaming allows each video stream to be configured with an individual resolution whilst Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) results in significant storage savings without sacrificing image quality in low light. The cameras can also be fully integrated with Honeywell’s MAXPRO® NVR SE and XE 2.0 ranges to offer an efficient all Honeywell IP system. The high resolution of the 1080p cameras allows operators to digitally zoom for superior detail and to cover nearly three times the horizontal area compared with standard fixed analog cameras, potentially reducing the number of cameras required to monitor a fixed space and lowering costs. The 1080p cameras’ superior image detail and ability to highlight small details, such as facial features, means they are suitable for installations that require enhanced detail when zooming in, and the highest possible resolution. The 720p cameras use wide dynamic technology to improve image visibility even in high contrast environments where objects are hard to identify due to severe backlight or shadows. This allows security personnel to identify subjects in challenging environments such as areas with strong back lighting or abrupt changes in illumination, or when looking from a well lit area into a darker one. The technology delivers video with near-perfect exposure in the harshest of lighting conditions enabling the operator to see recorded events more clearly for use as evidence or to inform decisions. “Successfully using IP technology to improve the quality, detail and resolution of video recording, particularly in challenging environments, is a constant focus for security manufacturers,” comments Mark Openshaw, Product Manager for Honeywell Security Group EMEA. “Helping installers and end users monitor wider areas and use video footage more effectively is driving the evolution of, and demand for IP solutions.” For more information regarding these and other Honeywell solutions, please visit www.honeywell.com/security/ukAdd to Compare
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ISC West continues to innovate and adapt to the changing needs of the security marketplace. In 2019, there will be 200 new exhibitors, 100 new speakers and an expanding mix of attendees that includes more end users and international attendees. The International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West) will be held April 10-12 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Among the more than 200 new exhibitors on the show floor will be Dell Technologies, Resideo, SAST (a Bosch IoT startup), Belkin International, NetApp, Lenovo, Kingston Technology and many others. The event continues to see more and more solutions in the area of IoT/connected security, a surge in barrier/bollards exhibitors, an increased number of start-up companies, and an emphasis this year on stadium/major events security. Plus, the new exhibit area of ISC West, Venetian Ballroom, will include a mix of solutions from mid-sized domestic and international companies, and is the home of the Emerging Technology Zone – back for its second year with 50-plus start-up companies expected. The International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West) will be held April 10-12 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas “ISC West is no longer just about video cameras, access control systems and alarms,” says Will Wise, Group Vice President, Security Portfolio for Reed Exhibitions, which produces and manages ISC West. Embracing and stimulating the market dynamic of comprehensive security for a safer, connected world, solutions on display at the show reflect convergence across physical security, IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology). The ISC West expo floor includes specialized featured areas such Connected Home, Public Safety & Security, Connected Security, Unmanned Security Expo and the Emerging Technology Zone. Plus, complimentary education sessions in the Unmanned Security Expo theatre will include topics such as drones, counter-drone solutions, ground robotics and regulations/policies that support autonomous technology. This year’s event will feature more than 1,000 products and brands covering everything from video surveillance, access control and alarms/alerts, to IoT, IT/cybersecurity convergence, AI, embedded systems, drones and robotics, smart homes, smart cities, public safety and more. The ISC West expo floor includes specialized featured areas such Connected Home and the Emerging Technology Zone Elevating the Keynote Series Over the past few years, ISC West has elevated its Keynote Series (open to all attendee types) to include more speakers and dynamic content covering relevant topics. Attendees should be sure to head to the Keynote room Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. before the expo floor opens at 10 a.m. Relating to attendance, ISC West continues to diversify and grow the attendee universe by attracting additional enterprise government end-users across physical and IT/OT responsibilities. The show also continues to attract and grow the channel audience, and there will be an increasing number of International attendees. “Years ago, ISC West was known exclusively as a dealer/integrator/installer show, but not anymore,” says Wise. “Today, the demographic mix continues to evolve as the event diversifies its product and educational offerings, embracing the current market reality of collaboration among integrators/dealers/installers, end-user decision-makers, and public safety and security professionals.” When planning for the show, be sure to view the list of special events and take advantage of the additional connection-making opportunities Within the SIA Education@ISC West conference program, there are over 100 new speakers. Through ISC West’s strong partnership with the Security Industry Association (SIA, the Premier Sponsor of ISC), the SIA Education@ISC West program has expanded and become increasingly dynamic and diverse over the last three years. In addition, ISC West and SIA are hosting a Women in Security breakfast on Friday morning April 12th. Women in Security is a new track for the education program. “Our attendance data reflects the demand for a mix of physical security integrator and end-user content, a balance of technical and management/strategic topics, and diverse topics incorporating IoT and cybersecurity/physical security convergence, and analytics expertise,” says Wise. “Last year was a record year for conference program attendance, and 2019 will yet again set new benchmarks.” Mobile apps, information desks and ease of registration ISC West is also focusing on the attendee experience. Need advice on what exhibitors are a fit for your business needs and interests? The Information Desk adjacent to the main expo entrance will provide customized recommendations based on the information attendees provided during the registration process. Attendees can download the official ISC West mobile app and create a MyShow account through the ISC West website Attendees can download the official ISC West mobile app and create a MyShow account through the ISC West website to research exhibitors and product categories, receive exhibitor recommendations that best fit business needs, review complimentary educational opportunities as well as 85-plus sessions from the paid SIA Education@ISC program. There are many networking opportunities being offered at the show this year. When planning for the show, be sure to view the list of special events and take advantage of the additional connection-making opportunities. Whether attendees want to network with peers or customers at an awards ceremony (Sammy Awards, Fast 50, New Product Showcase Awards), Charity event (AIREF Golf Classic, Mission 500 Security 5K-2K Run/Walk), or an industry party (SIA Market Leaders Reception, ISC West Customer Appreciation Party at Tao), there are a variety of special events offered, all designed to help you make new connections. Make sure to check out the ISC West website for all the Special Events taking place at ISC West.
Video surveillance across the world is growing exponentially and its major application is in both public safety and law enforcement. Traditionally, it has been fixed surveillance where cameras provide live streams from fixed cameras situated in what is considered strategic locations. But they are limited in what they can see given by their very definition of being “fixed”. The future of video surveillance includes the deployment of more mobile video surveillance with the benefits it offers. Instead of fixed cameras, this is the ability to live stream from mobile devices on the move such as body-worn cams, drones, motorbikes, cars, helicopters and in some cases, even dogs!Sending drones into the air, for example for missing people or rescue missions, is much more cost-effective than deploying helicopters Advantages Of Mobile Surveillance The advantage of mobile surveillance is that the camera can go to where the action is, rather than relying on the action going to where the camera is. Also, sending drones into the air, for example for missing people or rescue missions, is much more cost-effective than deploying helicopters. The ability to live stream video from cars and helicopters in high-speed pursuits can be used to take some of the operational issues from the first responders on the ground and share that “life and death” responsibility with the operational team leaders back in the command center. This allows the first responders in the pursuit vehicle to focus on minimizing risk while staying in close proximity of the fleeing vehicle, with direction from a higher authority who can see for themselves in real time the issues that are being experienced, and direct accordingly. In addition to showing video live stream from a pursuit car or motorcycle, by using inbuilt GPS tracking, the video can be displayed on a map in real time, allowing a command chief to better utilize additional resource and where to deploy them, through the use of displaying mapping information with real time video feed. It allows police chiefs to make better informed decisions in highly-charged environments. The 4G phone network can now be used with compressed video to live stream cost effectively Application in emergency situations The same is true of first responders in many different emergency situations. Mobile surveillance opens up a new area of efficiencies that previously was impossible to achieve. For example, special operations can wear action body-worn cameras when doing raids, fire departments can live stream from emergency situations with both thermal and daylight cameras, and paramedics can send video streams back to hospitals allowing doctors to remotely diagnose and prepare themselves for when patients arrive at the hospital. How can special operations and emergency first responders live stream video from a mobile camera with the issues of weight, reliability and picture-quality being considered? H265 Mobile Video Compression Law enforcement insists on secure transmissions, and it is possible to encrypt video to the highest level of security available in the public domain The 4G phone network can now be used with compressed video to live stream cost effectively. The issue of course is that 4G is not always reliable. Soliton Systems has mitigated this risk of low mobile quality in certain areas, by building an H265 mobile video compression device that can use multiple SIM cards from different cellular providers simultaneously. H265 is the latest compression technique for video, that is 50% more effective than conventional H264, and coupling this with using multiple “bonded” SIM cards provides a highly reliable connection for live-streaming high-quality HD video. The 400-gram device with an internal battery can be connected to a small action cam, and can live-stream simultaneously over at least three different cellular providers, back to a command center. Latency is typically less than a second, and new advance improvements are looking to reduce that latency further. Encrypted Video Transmission What about security? Law enforcement insists on secure transmissions, and it is possible to encrypt video to the highest level of security available in the public domain, i.e. AES256.What about integration into existing video infrastructure at the command center? It is not untypical for a police force to have an existing video management system (VMS) at their command center such as Milestone System’s Xprotect. The Soliton range of products are ONVIF-compliant, a standard used by video surveillance cameras for interoperability, allowing cameras and video devices that are ONVIF-compliant to simply “plug&play” into existing video management systems. These mobile transmitters are deployed with law enforcement and first responders across the globe. Their ability to provide secure, full HD quality and highly-reliable video streaming within a small unit, and to enable it to be integrated into the current eco-system that is already installed at the receiving end, has made them a favorite choice with many companies and government agencies.
Over the course of the past few months, I have discussed a myriad of topics, from Big Data, the Internet of Things and emerging video surveillance-use cases, to analytics, storage complexities and IT technologies like virtualization and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). All of these trends have a significant effect on the security market, and in April they were highlighted in spades at ISC West. It’s great to talk about these trends but it’s far better to see how they are being leveraged in real-world applications. That’s really where we can all see the true value of new solutions and concepts. We’re lucky enough to work with some leading organizations that want others to benefit from their experience and I’m happy to have the opportunity to share two of these applications with you. Protecting Educational Facilities UCF has adopted advancements in technology, particularly video surveillance solutions, to help ensure stronger security on campus Educational institutions face an increasingly complex risk environment. Recent high-profile incidents emphasize these risks and magnify the vulnerabilities that educational facilities face. These incidents have led to more public demand for improved security solutions across campuses. The primary mission of these organizations is to deliver quality education to students, and they face the challenge of balancing between a highly secure facility and one that supports open interaction. The University of Central Florida is no different. This organization, one of the largest universities in the country, has adopted advancements in technology, particularly video surveillance solutions, to help ensure stronger security on campus. Active Shooter Incidents In March 2013, UCF faced an active shooter situation in which a former student planned to pull the fire alarm in a residence hall and then attack his classmates as the building was evacuated. However, the shooter’s gun jammed, and as officers were closing in on the gunman, he took his own life. During the university’s response to the incident, accessibility to critical video data was a major issue. Educational institutions face an increasingly complex risk environment UCF had cameras in the area where the incident took place, but first responders had no way of viewing the footage without being at the physical location of the video recorder. At the time, UCF had a wide variety of standalone systems in place, including non-integrated video surveillance, access control and intrusion systems. As a result, there was no way to centralize video management, viewing and analysis. Upgrading From Analog Systems Altogether, its security system consisted of older analog platforms that were reaching end of life, 58 standalone servers, 12,000 access points and a wide variety of DVRs — all being managed in a siloed manner. UCF needed a solution that would allow officials to centralize system management, store video data more effectively and reliably, and enable the security team to deliver situational awareness to responders when needed. Security leaders sought a way to further modernize its security, surveillance, access control and IT infrastructure The university deployed an HCI solution, one that is optimized for demanding, data-intensive workloads like video surveillance. Using standard off-the-shelf server hardware, the system aggregates the storage and compute resources from multiple servers into a single unified pool that all cameras can access, which maximizes performance and storage capacity utilization. The platform also hosts the university’s video management solution, which serves as a centralized source to manage video and effectively protect its security data. Because of the growing demand for video across UCF's campuses — for both safety and business purposes — the HCI solution’s ability to eliminate the opportunity for data loss and easily scale were key components in its selection. Protecting Air Travel And Airports In 2012, Charleston International Airport embarked on an ambitious upgrade project dubbed the Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program. The $200 million initiative was designed to modernize and expand the facility to meet increased passenger demand. While the aesthetics and amenities of the airport were under construction, security leaders sought a way to further modernize its security, surveillance, access control and IT infrastructure. The IT and security teams needed to address the challenges of their existing standalone server environment, which included siloed systems, management complexity and high administrative and equipment costs. Charleston International Airport embarked on an ambitious upgrade project dubbed the Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program Considering the high value of the airport’s video, security and IT data, it required a solution that could deliver reliable data protection, system resiliency and fault tolerance. The airport is required to store video for 30 days, but it seeks to expand its retention time to 60 days. Therefore, technology that can scale simply was key in the selection process. Storage System Updates It also required a storage platform that could manage the demanding and write-intensive nature of its nearly 250 IP surveillance cameras — a challenging task for traditional video recorders. The airport deployed HCI appliances to better manage captured video data and expand its archive capability for video surveillance. Users rely on video to validate whether something did or did not happen - and this is essential in airports HCI surveillance solutions are designed to provide industry-leading resiliency. Even if multiple hardware failures occur, including an entire appliance, video management servers will remain online and recording, and any previously recorded video will continue to be protected and accessible. Reducing Expenses And Costs The solution also reduced total cost of operations by consolidating servers, storage and client workstations into one enterprise-class solution that is easily managed from a single user interface, without the need for specialized IT skills. These use cases demonstrate the value emerging technologies bring to these types of modern environments. And they show that solutions like HCI are no longer simply much-talked about technology trends. Video, IT and security data is critical to organizations of all types and they need to ensure their investment in capturing this data is protected. From a security standpoint, users rely on video to validate whether something did or did not happen. If that video data isn’t protected, they lose a very valuable investigative tool. That isn’t an option in today’s complex environment. That’s is why it is paramount to understand how new technologies can help expand current capabilities and evolve security operations. This can’t be left to chance.
The winning products and services of the 2019 Innovation Awards were revealed at ESX 2019 on June 4 in Indianapolis. Each year, the ESX Innovation Awards program recognizes outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life safety industry forward. This year’s winners continue that legacy with novel innovations and improvements. To determine the best of the best, judges selected winners from a pool of applications from manufacturers and service providers serving the industry with innovative end-user offerings and tools that help dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals become more efficient and profitable. category Winners were as follows: Access control pdqSMART+, Grade 1 Cylindrical Lock by PDQ Industries Enterprise Access Control by Alarm.com OmniAssure Touch by Honeywell Commercial automation / control systems / networking TruProtect™ Integrated Security Solution by Interlogix Dealer services QuoteAnywhere G2.0 – Mobile Sales Quote & Sign Platform by WeSuite CSR Readiness PRO by CSR Privacy Solutions, Inc. Digital health / well-being systems Essence 3D Sense Fall Detector by Essence Smart Care Fire / life safety DynamixSmoke by Advanced Honeywell Home SiXCOMBO Two-Way Wireless Smoke/Heat and Carbon Monoxide Detector by Resideo Installation / service tools fireNspec by PnewSoft, LLC. System Surveyor by System Surveyor Intrusion systems BX Shield Outdoor Boundary PIR Series by Optex, Inc. IQ Panel 2 Plus by Qolsys 1122 Wireless (PIR) Motion Detector by DMP - Digital Monitoring Products BAT-Connect Communicator by Alula Mobile apps for consumers Honeywell Total Connect VISTA Partitions by Resideo Video Verification App by DICE Corporation Smart Signal by Alarm.com Monitoring station CHeKT Visual Verification Bridge by CHeKT Specialty products & services WattBox 150 IP Power Outlets with OvrC (1 controlled bank, 2 outlets) by SnapAV Video surveillance SecureCom Video NVR™ by DMP - Digital Monitoring Products Thermal-Optical DeepinView Turret Camera DS-2TD1217-3/V1 by Hikvision USA Umbo AICamera by Umbo Computer Vision DuraVisionDX0211 by EIZO Inc. Umbo Light by Umbo Computer Vision Next-gen products Judges from across the country were invited to provide their expert opinions The winners selected are recognized as next-gen products and services that offer significant opportunities for growth. Judges from across the country were invited to provide their expert opinions based on thorough criteria. This year’s judges were: Rodger Reiswig, Johnson Controls (Florida); Grady Medcalf, Spectrum (Colorado); Michele Monheim, Amherst Alarm (Upstate New York); Steven E. Paley, Rapid Security Solutions (Florida) and Adam Thompson, Wired-Up Systems (Arizona). Criteria of judging Entrants to the Innovation Awards program were judged on: features and functions, innovation, end-user experience, ability to solve a problem, revenue growth potential, impact on company efficiencies and compliance with regulations. These metrics provided a rubric that determined the most innovative and exceptional products and services in the industry. Winners of the Innovation Awards were featured in the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase in Booth 615 during live expo hours.
Guests at some of Dubai’s newest hotels will enjoy more efficient and memorable service thanks to eFusion technology from Maxxess. Improving control The eFusion solution is being used for comprehensive streamlining of security and safety – tying together front-of-house and back-of-house operations – at a number of landmark hotel developments in Dubai. The result will be a smoother check-in experience for guests, with minimal queuing, no cumbersome paperwork, and more attentive service. By integrating front and back of house operations at busy hotels, eFusion reduces problems with inefficiency and human error and improves situational awareness and control capability for management teams. Among the latest five-star destinations to adopt eFusion, the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa on Palm Jumeirah, which is due to open later this year, comprises seventeen floors with 200-plus rooms and suites, along with recreational and dining facilities. The Taj Jumeirah Lake Towers, another development by the Indian Hotels Company due to open this year, will also benefit from Maxxess integration technology. Seamless integration eFusion allows rapid integration - off-the-shelf - with a wide choice of security, safety and business-critical technologies eFusion allows rapid integration – off-the-shelf – with a wide choice of security, safety and business-critical technologies. It provides an umbrella management system and allows the highest level of service efficiency by removing the need for operators to continually switch between systems. The systems and IT integrator for the new-build project, PACC Information and Communication Technology LLC, says eFusion was specified because it met requirements for the most robust solution and one that would be easy to adapt going forward. Delivering guest satisfaction “Guest satisfaction is the hotel’s top priority and the eFusion system will let them focus their efforts on delivering it,” says PACC spokesman Shantanu Mukherjee. “Visitors to these new hotels will really notice the difference.” At the Taj Exotica, eFusion will integrate the front of house system from ASSA ABLOY; the Honeywell Simplex fire system controls; the Honeywell Building Management System connected via a Bacnet gateway; and a combination of 403 Hanwha Technwin Wisenet IP internal and external cameras, installed by ISS CCTV and operated through SecureOS video management software (VMS). ASSA ABLOY VingCard access control The ASSA ABLOY VingCard access control system, securing almost 300 doors, will be managed from the eFusion platform alongside other key services due to be added, including the OTIS elevator controls. eFusion will allow the hotel’s management to define events of interest – such a particular door being unlocked, or alarms being set or unset – and provide transactional information to improve security for guests, and accountability. The solution also enables centralized management of room safes, mini-bars and cupboards, and the control of all alarm transactions. Integration with access control system Using eFusion off-the-shelf integration modules, ID badging and building management systems are also fully integrated Cameras linked to door access will allow video pop-up to be triggered by pre-defined events, and operators will have complete PTZ control, playback and video functionality. Using eFusion off-the-shelf integration modules, ID badging and building management systems are also fully integrated, allowing easy operation and control of a wide range of functions including heating, ventilation and air conditioning. A further 300 rooms are expected to be added to the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa system in a phase-two development scheduled for 2021. Modular, building block approach “The eFusion platform was chosen for these major projects because it offers the advantages of a modular, building block approach and gives IHCL maximum freedom to integrate, customize and adapt to future needs,” says Lee Copland, Managing Director EMEA, Maxxess Systems. He adds, “This success positions Maxxess as a clear leader in linking front-and-back of house operations to enable seamless facilities management, safety and security operations in often complex and busy hotel environments. Visitors to IFSEC International will have the opportunity to see the power of eFusion integration on our stand IF2120,” added Copland. As well as the new IHC Taj hotels, Maxxess eFusion is also being implemented at six upcoming Dubai developments, including major hotel, leisure and retail destinations, with several other projects underway in the wider region as well as in London, UK.
LifeSafety Power Inc. continues to expand its popular rack mount solutions, now adding the integration of Honeywell ProWatch to the FlexPower Gemini line. The Gemini RGH rack mount power management system supports seamless hardware integration of Honeywell ProWatch door controllers and centralized power in a single, space-saving design. Rack mount power management Gemini RGH is a compact, 19-inch rack-mounted enclosure engineered for data centers, IT closets, server rooms or other areas where space is limited. It integrates ProWatch door controllers and power controller boards in a pull-out, easy-to-access mechanical housing, giving systems integrators the convenience of a tiered drawer configuration for their Honeywell access control specifications. RGH is the continuation of LifeSafety Power’s award-winning Gemini line. Gemini covers the most widely specified access controller configurations, with rack mount designs for Mercury, SWH, AMAG, HID and Honeywell controllers, as well as ‘power-only’ rack mount footprints recently made available with the newly released RGL. Gemini Series carry UL and ULC listings, as well as other certifications. Compact housing for door controllers “The Gemini line continues to expand in response to our customer’s requests for compact, integrated housings for the most popular door controllers along with power,” said Larry Ye, President and CEO of LifeSafety Power. “As space for technology and equipment becomes increasingly limited, Gemini meets the need for access control and power integration in an abbreviated, yet easy-to-service footprint.”
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