Dedicated Micros IP Network Cameras (21)
The Oracle Dome from Dedicated Micros provides unrivalled integration with the latest generation of DV-IP DVRs, and as part of the ever-growing NetVu Connected family of devices, can be configured and commissioned directly from the DVR.This incredible integration capability is only matched by the wide range of models available. With indoor, outdoor, analog and IP models, the Oracle Series gives total flexibility with Day/Night and Colour only domes offering optical zoom capabilities of up to 36x.Compatible with existing Dedicated Micros 2060/2040 brackets and accessories, the Oracle Series can easily fit into existing installations with minimal installation required.The Oracle Series greatly enhances the users experience by enabling powerful features such as the revolutionary Point&Go capability. Point&Go provides the operator with easy to use, on-screen telemetry control. Users are able to have Pan & Tilt control of an attached DM Oracle Dome simply by clicking an area of the screen - the camera will instantly respond, centrally positioning the selected area.FeaturesIndoor / Outdoor model variants 18x & 36x optical zoom options Day/Night & Colour variants with 530TVL resolution Wide dynamic range 24 Privacy Zones Pre-wired 3m of composite cable included Compatible with 2060 & 2040 brackets Quick mount release DM RS485 and UTC telemetry Conduct Point&Go Telemetry control of your Oracle Dome through Dedicated Micros next generation DV-IP products * Use Absolute Positioning to allow an operator to, with one mouse click, select a camera and send it to view an area of the site (Pan and tilt) 4 Year Warranty*Point&Go, Absolute Positioning and Commissioning & Configuration features are only available when a DM Oracle Dome is used in conjunction with a next generation DV-IP DVR such as DV-IP Server, DV-IP Express, DV-IP HD, DV-IP RT, NetVu Console or HighVu Excel with RS485 telemetry.Add to Compare
High Definition Streaming & Recording As part of the AD Group’s High definition camera range, the new SmartVu cameras are designed specifically to bring a cost effective solution combined with the ease of installation when utilised with the any NetVu Connected product. The entire range is available with IR illumination, the new SmartVu range provides high definition image streams up to 2 megapixel, with a configurable resolution of 1280×720 (16:9) and 1920×1080 (16:9). Netvu Connected With NetVu Connected products users can seamlessly integrate video servers, cameras & domes, management systems, mobile viewing devices and video walls together without the costly impact of significant integration time. A shared user interface helps minimise operator training whilst powerful features such as direct configuration of PTZ cameras and domes from connected DVRs helps reduce installation time providing benefits to both end user and installer/integrator. The incredible flexibility of Dedicated Micros NetVu Connected platform enables multi-environment security installations to be achieved with ease. Integration of fixed and mobile DVRs and video servers alongside products such as FireVu (for Video Smoke Detection) enables large scale solutions with several application requirements to be designed and built with ease. Multiple, Simultaneous Video Streams The SmartVu Series are able to transmit multiple simultaneous MPEG-4, or JPEG images to associated NetVu Connected devices for image viewing. Each stream can be tailored to suit the viewer’s bandwidth requirements Closed IPTV Dedicated Micros’ award winning closed IPTV solution combines open standard IP protocols with patent pending innovation to provide simple to install, safe and secure IP video solutions across new or existing networks. Automatically allocating IP addresses to IP cameras by physical port, a closed IPTV system is completely deterministic, creating firewalls and monitoring point-to-point IP connections so they cannot be hacked or intercepted. Critical to the security of a closed IPTV system is the unique implementation of Trusted Endpoint technology; a secret signature, applied at lock down, enables endpoint devices such as IP cameras to be secure, immediately triggering a security alert should any interference be detected. This ground breaking solution provides a very simple and secure answer to IP video, meaning that no prior knowledge of IP networking is required. Sophisticated and dependable network security can be achieved with a single click. High definition IP camera range - up to 2MP resolution Available with or without IR in both internal dome or vandal resistant domes External PTZ Dome with IR and 22x zoom Transmission of multiple, simultaneous video streams in MPEG-4, and JPEG format enables multiple users to view video streams at the settings they require MultiMode Recording - Dynamically-switchable resolution, record-rate & compression (MPEG-4/JPEG) settings Power over Ethernet (PoE) / 12-24VDC & 24VAC power optionAdd to Compare
The CamVu720 Series are high definition IP Cameras offering up to 2 megapixel image streams in a choice of compression formats. With advanced features such as ICR, analytics support and direct configuration from associated Video Servers, the CamVu720 Series contains a powerful suite of enterprise-scale capabilities. The CamVu720 Series is also designed for Dedicated Micros next generation of video surveillance - Closed IPTV. High definition streaming & recording The CamVu720 provides high definition image streams up to 2 megapixel, with a configurable resolution of up to 1280x720 (16:9) and 1600x1200 (4:3). The powerful suite of streaming features ensure flexibility in remote viewing of the camera whilst on-board storage and supported transmission protocols such as AoE provide a wealth of local and remote recording options.Analytics capableAs part of our growing range of AnalyticsCapable products, the CamVu720 Series is able to contain the latest analytics solutions from Dedicated Micros including Object Left/Removed Detection Tripwire and Counting Tripwire, all locally hosted on the camera.NETVU ConnectedWith NetVu Connected products users can seamlessly integrate Video Servers, Cameras & Domes, Management Systems, mobile viewing devices and video walls together without the costly impact of significant integration time. A shared user interface helps minimize operator training whilst powerful features such as Direct configuration of PTZ Cameras and Domes from connected DVRs helps reduce installation time providing benefits to both end user and installer/integrator. The incredible flexibility of Dedicated Micros NetVu Connected platform enables multi-environment security installations to be achieved with ease. Integration of Fixed and Mobile DVRs and Video Servers alongside products such as FireVu (for Video Smoke Detection) enable large scale solutions with several application requirements to be designed and built with ease.Multiple, simultaneous video streamsDedicated Micros’ unique Visual Signal Processor (ViSP) allows the CamVu720 Series to transmit multiple simultaneous MPEG-4, H.264 and/ or JPEG images to any number of associated NetVu Connected devices for image viewing. Each stream can be tailored to suit the viewer’s bandwidth requirements.CLOSED IPTVDedicated Micros’ award winning Closed IPTV solution combines open standard IP protocols with patent pending innovation to provide simple to install, safe and secure IP video solutions across new or existing networks. Automatically allocating IP addresses to IP cameras by physical port, a Closed IPTV system is completely deterministic, creating firewalls and monitoring point-to-point IP connections so they cannot be hacked or intercepted. Critical to the security of a Closed IPTV system is the unique implementation of Trusted Endpoint technology; a secret signature, applied at lock down, enables endpoint devices such as IP cameras to be secure, immediately triggering a security alert should any interference be detected.This ground breaking solution provides a very simple and secure answer to IP video, meaning that no prior knowledge of IP networking is required. Sophisticated and Dependable network security can be achieved with a single click. High definition IP Camera - up to 2MP resolution Available in Mini-dome options Integrated Camera Recording and full enterprise video server within camera Closed IPTV – easy to install, safe and secure IP video solution Transmission of multiple, simultaneous video streams in MPEG-4, H.264 and JPEG format enables multiple users to view video streams at the settings they require AnalyticsCapable - enables analytics solutions to be deployed on your CCTV system Works with any DM Video Server that supports IP Streaming & Recording MultiMode Recording - Dynamically-switchable resolution, record-rate & compression (MPEG-4/H.264/JPEG) settings Web server for remote configuration of camera features Power over Ethernet (PoE) Local analog test monitor output for use when positioning and adjusting the camera’s field of view and focus TransCoding - High quality recording and simultaneous video transmission using MPEG4, JPEG or H.264 for playback Uses the latest Chipwrights ViSP to minimize power consumption and heat build upAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 720p , HD, PTZ, 0.1 lux, Digital (DSP), Surface mount, 12 VDC, 3 ~ 8 mm, JPEG, H.264 and MPEG-4, PAL, NTSC, DCCP, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, IPv4, SMTP, Bonjour, ICMP, DNS, NTP, TCP, UPP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, RTP, Telnet, FTP, AoE, SNMP, ZeroConf, 4.5W, 148 x 148 x 104, 1,180, -30 ~ +50, 20 ~ 80, IP66, IE 5.5 / Firefox 2.0 and aboveAdd to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 480, Variable Focus, 0.2 @ F1.2 lux, Ceiling mount, PoE, 2.8 ~ 10, JPEG, H.264, MPEG-4, PAL, NTSC, Ethernet: 10/100 BaseT RJ45 Connector PoE, DCCP, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, IPv4, SMTP, Bonjour*, 30 fps, 4.5 W, 120 x 120 x 110, 300, -10 ~ +50, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 540, Variable Focus, 0.1 @ F1.6 lux, Indoor/Outdoor, 12 V DC, PoE, 3.6 ~ 9, MPEG-4, JPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 50, Internal, Built-in IR LED, 10/100 Base-T / RJ45, DCCP, DHCP, ICMP, TCP, UPP, IP, ARP*, 25 pps, 715 mA, 104 x 148, 1,180, -10 ~ +50, 20 ~ 80, IP66, Vandal Resistant, IE 5.5 / Firefox 2.0 and aboveAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 720, HD, Variable Focus, 0.3 @ F1.3 lux, Surface mount, 12-24 Vdc, 2.8 ~ 10, JPEG, H.264, MPEG-4, PAL, NTSC, Ethernet: 10/100 BaseT RJ45 Connector PoE, DCCP, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, IPv4, SMTP, Bonjour*, 30 fps, 4.5 W, 148 x 148 x 104, 1,180, -10 ~ +50, 20 ~ 80, IP66, Vandal ResistantAdd to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 480, Variable Focus, 0.2 @ F1.2 lux, Ceiling mount, PoE, 2.8 ~ 10, JPEG, H.264, MPEG-4, PAL, NTSC, Ethernet: 10/100 BaseT RJ45 Connector PoE, DCCP, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, IPv4, SMTP, Bonjour*, 30 fps, 4.5 W, 120 x 120 x 110, 300, -10 ~ +50, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 480, Variable Focus, 0.2 @ F1.2 lux, Surface mount, 12 V DC, 2.8 ~ 10, JPEG, H.264 and MPEG-4, PAL, NTSC, Ethernet: 10/100 BaseT RJ45 Connector PoE, DCCP, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, IPv4, SMTP, Bonjour*, 30 fps, 148 x 148 x 104, 1,180, -10 ~ +50, 20 ~ 80, IP66, Vandal Resistant, IE 5.5 / Firefox 2.0 and aboveAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 540, Variable Focus, 0.1 lux, Indoor/Outdoor, 12 V DC, PoE, 3.6 ~ 9, 360 pan, 180 tilt, MPEG-4, JPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 50, Internal, 10/100 Base-T / RJ45, DCCP, DHCP, ICMP, TCP, UPP, IP, ARP, RTP*, 25 fps, 715 mA, 104 x 148, 1,180, -10 ~ +50, 20 ~ 80, IP66, Vandal Resistant, IE 5.5 / Firefox 2.0 and aboveAdd to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 550, Continuous Rotation, 0.0001 lux, Outdoor, Digital (DSP), PoE, 99, JPEG, H.264, MPEG-4, White Balance, 1/1s to 1/10,000s, PAL / NTSC, x28, DCCP, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, IPv4, SMTP, Bonjour, ICMP, DNS, NTP, TCP, UPP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, RTP, Telnet, FTP, AoE, SNMP, ZeroConf, 20 W, 3,900, -30 ~ +50, IP66, IE 5.5 / Firefox 2.0Add to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 550, Continuous Rotation, 0.0004 lux, Outdoor, Digital (DSP), 99, JPEG, H.264, MPEG-4, White Balance, 1/1s to 1/10,000s, PAL, NTSC, x18, DCCP, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, IPv4, SMTP, Bonjour, ICMP, DNS, NTP, TCP, UPP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, RTP, Telnet, FTP, AoE, SNMP, ZeroConf, 20 W, 3,900, -30 ~ +50, IE 5.5 / Firefox 2.0Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour, 720p, HD, PTZ, 0.1 lux, Digital (DSP), Ceiling, Surface mount, PoE, JPEG, H.264 and MPEG-4., PAL, NTSC, DCCP, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, IPv4, SMTP, Bonjour, ICMP, DNS, NTP, TCP, UPP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, RTP, Telnet, FTP, AoE, SNMP, ZeroConf, 25 fps, 4.5W, 120 x 120 x 110, 300, -10 ~ +50, 20 ~ 80, IE 5.5 / Firefox 2.0 and aboveAdd to Compare
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James Twigg is the Managing Director of Total Integrated Solutions (TIS), an independent life safety, security and communication systems integrator, specializing in design & consultancy, technology and regulatory compliance. Total Integrated Solutions work primarily with retirement villages, helping to ensure the safety of residents in numerous retirement villages across the country. In this opinion piece, James shares how smart technology is helping security teams and care staff alike in ensuring the safety and security of their spaces, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Impact of smart technology Smart technology is having an impact on pretty much every aspect of our lives Smart technology is having an impact on pretty much every aspect of our lives. From how we travel, to how we work, to how we run our homes. It’s not unusual to have Alexa waking us up and ordering our groceries or Nest to be regulating the temperature and energy in our homes. And while there’s a popular misconception that people in their later years are allergic to technology, retirement villages and care homes are experiencing significant innovation too. And the result is not only improved quality of life for residents, but also improved safety and security systems for management teams. Switching to converged IP systems I’ve been working in the life safety and security industry for over fifteen years. When I first joined TIS, much of the sector was still very analog, in terms of the technology being installed and maintained. Slowly but surely, we’ve been consulting and advising customers on how to design, install and maintain converged IP systems that all talk to each other and work in tandem. I'm excited to say retirement villages are some of the top spaces leading the way, in terms of technological advancement. Improving the quality of life for residents A move into a retirement village can be daunting and one of the key concerns that we hear about is the loss of independence. No one wants to feel like they are being monitored or to have someone constantly hovering over them. One of the ways we’ve used smart technology to maintain residents' independence is through devices, such as health monitors and motion sensors. For example, instead of having a member of staff check-in on residents every morning, to ensure they are well, sensors and analytics can automatically detect changes in routine and alert staff to possible problems. Similarly, wearable tech, such as smart watches give residents a chance to let staff know they are okay, without having to tell them face-to-face. As our retirement village customers have told us, a simple ‘I’m okay’ command can be the difference between someone feeling independent versus someone feeling monitored. Simplifying and improving security systems Smart technology gives care staff and security oversight of the needs of residents For the teams responsible for the safety of the people, places and spaces within retirement villages, smart technology is helping to improve and simplify their jobs. Smart technology gives care staff and security oversight of the needs of residents, and ensures rapid response if notified by an emergency alert, ensuring they know the exact location of the resident in need. And without the need to go and physically check-in on every resident, staff and management can ensure staff time is being used effectively. Resources can be distributed where they are needed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those residents who need extra consideration. 24/7 surveillance When planning the safety and security for retirement villages, and other residential spaces, it’s no use having traditional systems that only work effectively for 12 hours a day or need to update during the evening. Surveillance needs to be 24/7 and smart technology allows that without the physical intrusion into people’s spaces and daily lives. Smart technology ensures that systems speak to each other and are easily and effectively managed on one integrated system. This includes video surveillance, which has also become much more effective as a result of advanced video analytics, which automatically warn staff of suspicious behavior. Securing spaces amid COVID-19 This year has, of course, brought new challenges for safety. COVID-19 hit the retirement and residential care sectors hard, first with the initial wave of infections in mid-2020 and then, with the subsequent loneliness caused by the necessary separation of families. As essential workers, we worked closely with our customers to make sure they had everything they needed As essential workers, we worked closely with our customers to make sure they had everything they needed during this time, equipping residents with tablet devices to ensure they could stay connected with their families and friends. It allowed residents to keep in touch without risking transferring the virus. Thermal cameras and mask detection And now that we’re emerging out of COVID-19 restrictions and most residents can see their families again, we’re installing systems like thermal cameras and mask detection, so as to ensure that security will be alerted to anyone in the space experiencing a high temperature or not wearing proper PPE. Such steps give staff and families alike, the peace-of-mind that operational teams will be alerted at the earliest possible moment, should a COVID-19 risk appear. Thinking ahead to the next fifteen years, I’m excited at the prospect of further technological advancements in this space. Because at the end of the day, it’s not about how complex your security system is or how you compete in the industry. It’s about helping teams to protect the people, spaces and places that matter. I see smart technology playing a huge role in that for years to come.
As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes and sporting venues open-up to full capacity, a new disturbing trend has hit the headlines - poor fan behavior. Five NBA teams have issued indefinite bans on fans, who crossed the line of unacceptable behavior, during the NBA playoffs. Major League Baseball stadiums have a recurring problem with divisive political banners being strewn over walls, as part of an organized campaign, requiring fan ejections. There was a brawl between Clippers and Suns fans after Game 1 of their playoff series. And, the U.S. vs. Mexico Nations League soccer game over the Fourth of July weekend had to be halted, due to fans throwing objects at players and screaming offensive chants. Cracking down on poor fan behavior Security directors are consistently reporting a disturbing uptick in poor fan attitude and behavior With players across all major sports leagues commanding more power than ever before, they are demanding that sports venues crack down on poor fan behavior, particularly when they are the targets of that behavior. Whether it’s an extension of the social-media divisiveness that’s gripped society, or people unleashing pent up negative energy, following 15 months of social isolation, during the COVID-19 global pandemic, security directors are consistently reporting a disturbing uptick in poor fan attitude and behavior. They’re also reporting a chronic security guard shortage, like many businesses that rely on relatively low-cost labor, finding candidates to fill open positions has been incredibly difficult. Low police morale To add the third component to this perfect storm, many police departments are struggling with morale issues and officers are less likely to put themselves into positions, where they could wind up in a viral video. According to the Police Executive Research Forum, police officer retirements in the U.S. were up 45% in the April 2020 - April 2021 period, when compared to the previous year. Resignations were up 18%. In this environment, officers may be less likely to undertake fan intervention unless it’s absolutely necessary. This can seem like the worst of times for venue security directors, as they need more staff to handle increasingly unruly patrons, but that staff simply isn’t available. And, because the security guard staffing industry is a commoditized business, companies compete almost solely on price, which requires that they keep salaries as low as possible, which perpetuates the lack of interest in people participating in the profession. Digital Transformation There is only one way out of this conundrum and that is to make security personnel more efficient and effective. Other industries have solved similar staffing and cost challenges through digital transformation. For example, only a small percentage of the total population of restaurants in the U.S. used to offer home delivery, due to cost and staffing challenges of hiring dedicated delivery personnel. Advent of digital efficiency tools But with the advent of digital efficiency tools, now virtually all restaurants can offer delivery But with the advent of digital efficiency tools, such as UberEATS and DoorDash, now virtually all restaurants can offer delivery. Likewise, field-service personnel are digitally connected, so when new jobs arise, they can be notified and routed to the location. Compare this to the old paper-based days, when they wouldn’t know about any new jobs until they picked up their work schedule at the office, the next day and you can see how digital transformation makes each worker significantly more efficient. Security guards and manned guarding The security guard business has never undergone this kind of digital transformation. The state-of-the-art ‘technology’ has never changed - human eyes and ears. Yes, there are video cameras all over stadiums and other venues, but behind the scenes is a guard staring at a bunch of monitors, hoping to identify incidents that need attention. Meanwhile, there are other guards stationed around the stadium, spending most of their time watching people who are doing nothing wrong. Think about all the wasted time involved with these activities – not to mention the relentless boredom and ‘alert fatigue’ from false-positive incident reporting and you understand the fundamental inefficiencies of this labor-based approach to security. Now think about a world where there’s ubiquitous video surveillance and guards are automatically and pre-emptively notified and briefed, when situations arise. The fundamental nature of the security guards profession changes. Instead of being low paid ‘watchers’, they instead become digitally-empowered preventers. AI-based screening and monitoring technology This world is happening today, through Artificial Intelligence-based screening and monitoring technology. AI-powered weapons-detection gateways inform guards, when a patron entering the venue is carrying a gun, knife or other forbidden item. Instead of patting down every patron with metal in their pockets, which has been the standard practise since walk-through metal detectors were mandated by sports leagues following 9/11, guards can now target only those who are carrying these specific items. Video surveillance and AI-based analytics integration Combining surveillance video with AI-based advanced analytics can automatically identify fan disturbances Combining surveillance video with AI-based advanced analytics can automatically identify fan disturbances or other operational issues, and notify guards in real time, eliminating the need to have large numbers of guards monitoring video feeds and patrons. The business benefits of digitally transformed guards are compelling. A National Hockey League security director says he used to have 300 guards manning 100 walk-through metal detectors. By moving to AI solutions, he can significantly reduce the number of scanning portals and guards, and most importantly redeploy and gain further operational efficiencies with his overall operational strategy. Changing staffing strategy This changes the staffing strategy significantly and elevates the roles of guards. Suddenly, a US$ 20-per-hour ‘job’ becomes a US$ 40-per-hour profession, with guards transformed into digital knowledge workers delivering better outcomes with digitally enabled staffs. Beyond that, these digitally transformed guards can spend a much higher percentage of their time focused on tasks that impact the fan experience – whether it’s keeping weapons out of the building, pro-actively dealing with unruly fans before a broader disruption occurs, or managing business operations that positively impact fan patron experience. Digitally transforming security guards Perhaps most important, digitally transforming security guards elevates the profession to a more strategic level, which means better pay for the guards, better service for clients of guard services, and an overall better experience for fans. That’s a perfect storm of goodness for everyone.
Steven Kenny, Axis Communications, looks at the benefits of physical access control systems within smart environments, and how knowledge gaps and dated methods can inhibit adoption. Physical security is becoming more dynamic and more interconnected, as it evolves. Today’s modern access control solutions are about so much more than simply opening doors, with digitalization bringing multiple business benefits, which would simply not be possible using traditional models. Digital transformation While the digital transformation of processes and systems was already well underway, across many industries and sectors, it is the transformation of physical security from a standalone, isolated circuit, to a network-enabled, intelligent security solution that brings many benefits to the smart environment. Yet, with more organizations now looking to bring their physical security provision up to date, there are many considerations that must be addressed to maximize the potential of access control and video surveillance. Not least of which is that connecting physical security devices to a network presents risk, so it is increasingly important for IT teams to play a role in helping to facilitate the secure integration of physical and network technologies, as these two worlds increasingly converge. Improved access control in smart environments These urban constructs are capable of reducing waste, driving efficiencies and optimising resources The smart city offers significant benefits, reflected in the US$ 189 billion that is anticipated to be spent on smart city initiatives globally by 2023. These urban constructs are capable of reducing waste, driving efficiencies, optimizing resources and increasing citizen engagement. Technology, which is increasingly being incorporated to protect access points within the smart environment, can take many forms. These range from simple card readers to two factor authentication systems, using video surveillance as a secondary means of identification, right through to complex networks of thermal cameras, audio speakers and sensors. Frictionless access control During the COVID-19 pandemic, frictionless access control has provided an effective ‘hands free’ means of accessing premises, using methods such as QR code readers and facial recognition as credentials to prove identity. Frictionless access control brings health and safety into the equation, as well as the security of entrances and exits, minimizing the risk of infection, by removing the need to touch shared surfaces. Such systems can be customized and scaled to meet precise requirements. Yet, an increasing integration with open technologies and platforms requires collaboration between the worlds of physical security and IT, in order to be successful. Barriers to adoption Traditional suppliers and installers of physical security systems have built up a strong business model around their expertise, service and knowledge. Network connectivity and the IoT (Internet of Things) present a constantly shifting landscape, requiring the traditional physical security vendor to learn the language of IT, of open platforms, IP connectivity and software integration, in order to adapt to market changes and remain relevant. Many are now beginning to realize that connected network-enabled solutions are here to stay Those who cannot adapt, and are simply not ready for this changing market, risk being left behind, as the physical security landscape continues to shift and demand continues to increase. With end users and buyers looking for smarter, more integrated and business-focused solutions from their suppliers, it is clear that only those who are prepared will succeed in this space. Time will not stand still, and many are now beginning to realize that connected network-enabled solutions are here to stay, particularly within smart constructs which rely on such technology by their very nature. The importance of cyber hygiene Connecting any device to a network has a degree of risk, and it is, therefore, imperative that any provider not only understands modern connected technologies, but also the steps necessary to protect corporate networks. Cameras, access control systems and IP audio devices, which have been left unprotected, can potentially become backdoors into a network and used as access points by hackers. These vulnerabilities can be further compromised by the proliferation of connected devices within the Internet of Things (IoT). While the connection of devices to a network brings many advantages, there is greater potential for these devices to be used against the very business or industry they have been employed to protect when vulnerabilities are exploited. Cyber security considerations Cyber security considerations should, therefore, be a key factor in the development and deployment of new security systems. Access control technologies should be manufactured according to recognized cyber security principles, incident reporting and best practices. It is important to acknowledge that the cyber integrity of a system is only as strong as its weakest link and that any potential source of cyber exposure will ultimately impact negatively on a device’s ability to provide the necessary high levels of physical security. The future of access control There is a natural dispensation towards purchasing low-cost solutions There is a natural dispensation towards purchasing low-cost solutions that are perceived as offering the same value as their more expensive equivalents. While some have taken the decision to implement such solutions, in an attempt to unlock the required benefits, while saving their bottom line, the limited lifespan of these technologies puts a heavier cost and reputational burden onto organizations by their association. The future of access control, and of physical security as a whole, will, therefore, be dependent on the willingness of suppliers to implement new designs and new ways of thinking, based around high-quality products, and to influence the installers and others in their supply chains to embrace this new world. Cyber security key to keeping businesses safe In addition, cyber security considerations are absolutely vital for keeping businesses safe. The integration of cyber secure technologies from trusted providers will provide peace of mind around the safety or corporate networks, and integrity of the deployed technologies. As we move forward, access control systems will become data collection points and door controllers will become intelligent I/O devices. QR codes for visitor management and biometric face recognition for frictionless access control will increasingly be managed at the edge, as analytics in a camera or sensor. The future of access control presents an exciting and challenging time for those ready to accept it, to secure it and to help shape it, offering a true opportunity to innovate for a smarter, safer world.
The new CA3000 software provides robust access control functionality and seamless integration with alarms ContinentalAccess, a division of Napco Security Technologies, Inc., has recently released new CA3000 version 2.9 software, that not only provides robust access control functionality and seamless integration with alarms, locking and a growing list of video systems, but offers a host of many new sought-after features including; the ability to run the CardAccess 3000 and associated applications as Windows services and the ability to control access to the CardAccess GUI using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Support for the Continental’s new and robust Super-Speed 16 door Accelaterm controller is also available. Plus, more video integration partners have been added to their growing list, now including Pelco, HiTron, Milestone, Dedicated Micros, as well as Salient & Integral. New CA3000 v2.9 also includes many enhancements to the existing features, providing the front-end of Napco Fusion; it is the complete seamless interoperable solution for Gemini intrusion & fire systems, access control, video and wireless locks. The CardAccess 3000 version 2.9 software also provides additional support for sister division, Alarm Lock’s Trilogy Networx locks, now in both cylindrical and mortise models, with the utilization of a Door position contact and Request to Exit (RTE) button feature. Continental offers training classes across the country and free online webinars, as well as retrofit rebate programs and cost-saving software upgrade plans. See us at ISC West Booth #12043, Las Vegas, NV, April 2- 4.
Mark has over 20 years of experience in the both security and broadcast arenas Keyscan Access Control Systems is pleased to announce Mark Playdon has joined Keyscan as Regional Sales Manager, Southeast US covering North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. “It is a pleasure to welcome Mark to his new role with Keyscan,” said Steve Dentinger, Keyscan’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Mark brings a wealth of security and technology experience to our organisation. I am confident he will continue to support Keyscan’s efforts and drive continued growth for the Keyscan brand throughout the Southeast region of the United States.” Mark joins Keyscan with more than 20 years’ experience working with technology based manufacturers in both the Security and Broadcast arenas. Most recently mark has worked with both JVC Profession Security Division and Dedicated Micros. Heading up their Eastern Regional Sales Divisions Mark was successful in developing sales growth through the development and management of effective sales channels. Prior to working in the Security industry Mark spent 15 years in broadcast equipment sales working for top companies including JVC, Vinten and Fast Forward Video, all manufacturer of high end broadcast equipment. Mark grew through the ranks beginning his career as a Broadcast Systems Installation engineer before moving to Design and then Sales. As Global Sales Director at Fast Forward Video Mark was instrumental in the continued and solid sales growth of the company’s product in new territories and countries though out the world. Mark also served in the British Royal Air Force studying engineering before beginning his career in the broadcast and security industries.
With this move, CheckMySystems aims to bring the software to an international audience CheckMySystems - the CCTV health and operation monitoring software specialist - has signed-up electronic security product provider IPX360 Solutions to act as its agent for 'CheckMyCCTV' in the North American market. This is a major step forward in CheckMySystems' desire to bring the software to an international audience following its successful UK launch. The CheckMyCCTV application, to be offered by IPX360 Solutions across the US and Canada, is designed to automatically identify and report specific video surveillance system faults as soon as they are detected. Typical issues that can be flagged-up by CheckMyCCTV include: camera failures, hard disk failures, recording issues, time accuracy problems, and network connection failures. Early detection helps to ensure that problems are resolved before they can impact, negatively, on system performance. Following the landmark deal announced recently, IPX360 Solutions is planning to preview CheckMyCCTV's advanced capabilities in a series of one-to-one meetings with security distributors and monitoring station representatives at the Security Canada Expo taking place in Toronto, Canada. The 'soft launch' of CheckMyCCTV is to be followed by the 'official' North American unveiling of the video surveillance health check software on IPX360 Solution's booth (219) during the SecureTech event (Ottawa - October 30, 31). Moving ahead, IPX360 Solutions sees tremendous potential in targeting CheckMyCCTV at American and Canadian security distributors and owners of large-scale and multiple sites. Central stations are another focus, where interest has already been expressed in CheckMyCCTV by providers, given its ability to enhance the efficiency of their operations and, crucially, the system status information that can be provided to customers. "We are very excited to be working with IPX360 Solutions Inc. in our efforts to bring CheckMyCCTV to new customers in North America.." Regis Glorieux, President of IPX360 Solutions, explains what attracted him to the CheckMyCCTV solution: "In my view there is a real need for a new approach to checking on video surveillance systems in the US and Canada. When working with, and for distributors, I regularly came across recorders that were simply not working and may have been out of action for weeks or even longer. I am certainly not alone in this. "Often the first time the customer realised anything was amiss was when there was an incident and they couldn't retrieve the video. With CheckMyCCTV in place these problems are picked-up automatically, and highlighted by an on-screen warning at a monitoring station or even via a smart phone 'app', so no one needs to be left in the dark. "Another factor which is very appealing, and differentiates CheckMyCCTV from less capable solutions, is the ability of the software to work with multiple video surveillance system brands. Traditionally, such solutions have tended to be very much manufacturer specific. This isn't very practical for customers who want to avoid the headache of trying to run four or five pieces of software simultaneously. Now with CheckMyCCTV they can access a single, convenient interface for all important status checking." Commented Darren Rewston, Founder and Managing Director of CheckMySystems Ltd: "We are very excited to be working with IPX360 Solutions Inc. in our efforts to bring CheckMyCCTV to new customers in North America. The experience we have had to date in the UK, working with monitoring stations, large retailers and other users, shows that CheckMyCCTV can make a positive difference to fault finding and how the maintenance of video surveillance systems is managed. We expect that customers in the US and Canada will soon appreciate these practical benefits for themselves. "At CheckMySystems we realize that there can be no room for complacency where the well being of video surveillance systems are concerned. The need to implement effective checks was underlined in a snapshot survey we conducted of 300 sites across the UK. Before CheckMyCCTV was implemented a worrying 75% of sites had one or more issues affecting the operational performance of the CCTV system, ranging from daylight saving time not being updated, to camera failures, recording problems, and hard disk issues." CheckMyCCTV is currently compatible with over 25 video surveillance system brands and OEMs, including: Samsung, Costar, HikVision, American Dynamics, Dedicated Micros, Xtralis, and Dahua, with more being added to this list all the time.
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