From 21th to 23th January INTERSEC 2018 in Dubai will showcase the latest products in security, safety and fire protection. Bosch Security Systems will display its innovative security, safety and communications products on booth S1-I22, Saeed Hall 1.  

Future Of Video Security

The IoT is changing the way we view video security, quite literally. Now, cameras need to be so much more than devices with which to simply capture images; they need to be far smarter than that. Today cameras are becoming an integral part of the vast digital connectivity infrastructure, they need to be shaped into intelligent sensors that have the ability to extract invaluable data to help businesses make improvements in the area of video security, and beyond. At INTERSEC Bosch introduces her latest “i” camera portfolio. This intelligent camera portfolio with built-in video analytics as standard will rewrite the rules of video security.

The ‘i’ Cameras

These intelligent cameras with built-in video analytics as standard will rewrite the rules of video security. Basic requirements have not been dismissed. Highest image quality, bitrate management (reductions by up to 80 percent) and data security will always be a priority. It’s the added intelligence and connectivity that sets them apart from conventional cameras and makes them truly intelligent.

The ‘i’ camera portfolio consists of the IP 4000i, IP 5000i and IP 6000i fixed dome and bullet cameras, the AUTODOME IP 4000i, IP 5000i and IP 5000i IR moving cameras and MIC IP starlight 7000i and MIC IP fusion 9000i cameras.

These truly intelligent ‘i’ cameras are capable of:

  • Interacting and sharing information with other devices
  • The ability to perform tasks independently
  • Detailed interpretation for situational awareness – object speed, direction, color, size etc.

IP 4000i, IP 5000i And IP 6000i Cameras

A completely renewed portfolio with fixed dome and bullet cameras. From retail to industrial solutions, a smart combination of these cameras offers solutions for indoor or outdoor, day or night, discrete or visible video security. With built-in video analytics as standard, they offer the ability to start repurposing captured video data for other uses than security alone.

The new Bosch AUTODOME moving cameras give the ability to locate, track and zoom in on objects quickly and easily

AUTODOME IP 4000i, 5000i and 5000i IR

These moving cameras give the ability to locate, track and zoom in on objects quickly and easily. With a resolution of 1080p combined with 30x optical zoom, users can easily identify objects over large distances, offering total control of what they choose to see. The new AUTODOME IP 4000i, IP 5000i and IP 5000i IR cameras from Bosch now add metadata to all captured video images. This data can be used to improve security by automatically alerting users once pre-defined criteria are met or for other uses beyond security.

MIC IP Starlight 7000i And MIC IP Fusion 9000i

The true potential of the MIC IP moving cameras is the combination of their rugged design with built-in Intelligent Video Analytics that is specifically designed for the most demanding environments. Even in the most extreme conditions, video data can be interpreted directly at the source to further improve the level of security or enable the video data to do more than security alone.

The new MIC IP fusion 9000i offers a unique feature in terms of video analytics: metadata fusion. It fuses the metadata of the camera’s built-in optical and thermal imager, providing users with full situational awareness - regardless of whether it’s the optical or thermal video stream that’s being watched. Metadata fusion helps users to focus on ‘invisible’ things that need attention.

Another innovation offered by both MIC IP models is video analytics in motion. An operator is alerted, or the camera’s Intelligent Tracking feature is triggered, the moment a moving object or person is detected while the MIC IP camera is panning, tilting or zooming.

BVMS 8.0 brings new functionalities that allow security operators to
respond faster to incidents

Building Integration System 4.5

The Bosch Building Integration System (BIS) is a software solution that manages different Bosch security subsystems like access control, video surveillance, fire alarm, public address or intrusion systems on one single platform.

Now, BIS is more integrated than ever. Visit us to see how BIS 4.5 can easily manage even more systems, such as Bosch AVIOTEC cameras for early smoke and fire detection or the Bosch’s PAVIRO Public Address System.

Bosch Video Management System 8.0

BVMS 8.0 brings new functionalities that allow security operators to respond faster to incidents by monitoring more cameras concurrently and more efficiently.

Experience how the Bosch Video Stitcher combines multiple high-resolution cameras into a single panoramic view. This allows an operator to have better overview of an airfield at an airport or a harbor. And of course, with BVMS operators get the best out of the technology of our Bosch cameras. With BVMS 8.0, it is so easy to switch between the optical and thermal imager of our MIC IP fusion 9000i so surveillance can continue even in a smoke-filled tunnel.

In-Store Analytics Solution For Retailers

Merchandising and customer service can set your stores apart from online retail, helping you increase loyalty and sales. Based on cameras with built-in video analytics, the FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000, you can use In-Store Analytics to provide your merchandising and operations teams with reliable customer traffic insights to make informed decisions. Learn how to maximize customer engagement and service performance in your stores, or ensure sufficient staffing during peak times to continually optimize the quality of customer service.

LB20 series loudspeakers from Bosch are a cost-effective “go-to” solution featuring superior audio

B And G Series – The Integrated Security Solution

More security, greater control: Check out integrated solutions with G and B Series for intrusion detection, door control, video integration, UL fire functionality and mobile access.

LB20 Premium Commercial Loudspeakers

Designed with the contractor in mind, LB20 series loudspeakers from Bosch are a cost-effective “go-to” solution featuring superior audio. Acoustically matched and aesthetically compatible with other Bosch models, the LB20 series incorporates innovative features that efficiently address the real-world needs of both the installer and the end-user. The innovative wall-mount system makes installation easy. All models are weather resistant, weatherproof versions are also available.

PAVIRO Public Address And Voice Evacuation System

Using IP networking technology, PAVIRO provides a highly flexible, reliable and secure system solution with superior audio quality and low latency – independent of distance and project size. As installers can use existing networks in the building infrastructure, relying on IP technology also results in faster installations and lower implementation costs.

Sony Maximum Performance In Low-Light Situations

With the SNC-VB770 4K network camera from Sony there is no more need to fear darkness. Thanks to the ultra-high sensitivity of ISO 409600 this camera captures crisply detailed Ultra HD color video footage in near darkness where other cameras struggle.

The extra detail of 4K means that fewer cameras are needed to cover airports, shopping malls and other large sites – reducing hardware inventory, simplifying installation and cutting running costs. On top of that, smart analytics allow for just one camera to recognize and intelligently track several moving objects with high resolution without sacrificing overall situational awareness of the whole scene. It’s like having a PTZ camera for close-ups plus a wide-area fixed camera in the same box.

Sony’s latest G6-R cameras provide cutting-edge image capture technology

Sony’s latest G6-R cameras provide cutting-edge image capture technology with minimum illumination of 0.006 lux. These eight new models can capture images beyond the reach of conventional security cameras, helping to provide security professionals with better visibility and in turn greater accuracy.

With the V Series Security professionals can capture objects in dark conditions from a distance of up to 100m. The E Series features SD card recording as a back-up option in the event of network outage as well as 2-way audio, providing users with remote intercom and audio recording functionality wherever it is needed.

Award Winner AVIOTEC IP Starlight 8000

AVIOTEC IP starlight 8000 for video-based fire detection, which has won several awards over the last two years, is now VdS-certified and the perfect answer for facilities used for industry, transportation, warehousing and utilities such as energy to minimize detection time with low false alarm rates. Bosch technology spots fires and disturbances, predicts behavior to reduce false alarms and speeds up reaction times – helping you stop threats before they spread.

Monitored Project Planning

Bosch’s newest planning and support tool enables users a precise design according to EN-54 regulations, including the allocation of peripherals on different loops. Taking into consideration the actual topology, the Security Systems Designer ensures that every project detail is taken into account. This is made possible through a complete plausibility check and the automatized as well as customized provision of a comprehensive documentation, fitted precisely to your needs.

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Intelligent Video Surveillance And Deep Learning Dominate MIPS 2018 Agenda
Intelligent Video Surveillance And Deep Learning Dominate MIPS 2018 Agenda

Milestone Systems is embracing artificial intelligence and deep learning in a big way at this week's yearly Milestone Community Days (MIPS 2018) in Las Vegas. The Danish company's theme is "Creating an Intelligent World," and Milestone's stated goal is to make "the Milestone community part of every surveillance installation in the world."   Science Fiction Becomes Reality In a presentation on opening day, Milestone CSMO Kenneth Hune Petersen pointed to the 2002 movie The Minority Report as highlighting a variety of gadgets and systems that seemed futuristic at the time but are now perfectly possible, and in some cases outdated. Movies have previously highlighted gadgets and systems that were futuristic, but are now perfectly possible, or outdated "If we dare to dream together we can make this a better world," says Petersen. "Through AI and machine learning, we can help define tomorrow. There's no doubt about it: There is a massive business opportunity for us in artificial intelligence." Despite all the talk about artificial intelligence, only about 0.5 percent of all the data in the world has currently been analyzed or used, says Peterson. "Our open platform technology is the foundation for intelligent video systems and our partners have the expertise and infrastructure needed to reach the next frontier in intelligent video solutions," said Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, Milestone Systems CTO. "Together, we can provide unlimited solutions for our customers." Deeper Integration And Broader Coverage Expanding the Milestone community this year has included the addition of 1,000 new models of supported hardware devices; there are currently more than 7,000 models supported. Milestone is also pursuing broader coverage of installations through their partners, with deeper integration of functionality, and by deepening existing relationships with customers. ‘Creating an intelligent world’ includes deep learning and lots of video systems, says Milestone at their annual conference Under new agreements, hardware partners such as Dell EMC and BCDVideo now provide XProtect Essential+ software pre-loaded on servers they sell. The focus at MIPS 2018 on AI included a presentation by Tanmay Bakshi, the "world's youngest IBM coder" and TED Talk speaker, at 14 years old. The prodigy, who has been coding since the age of 4, has worked with IBM and other companies on a variety of AI-related projects. Using deep learning with video is currently limited because so much video is unlabelled and unstructured In his MIPS 2018 keynote speech, Bakshi traced the development of AI through high-profile events, such as IBM's development of the "Watson" computer, which successfully competed on Jeopardy!, and Google's development of AlphaGo, a program that successfully plays the complex ancient board game, Go. Data Demands Deep-Learning Bakshi focused on security and healthcare as two disciplines where deep learning can potentially have a big impact. Using deep learning with video is currently limited because so much video is unlabeled and unstructured. Still, projections are that there will be a billion cameras worldwide by 2020, providing an over-abundance of data that demands the use of deep learning to make sense of it all. "There is a misconception that AI is meant to replace us, to make humans obsolete. AI is not replacing us. It is created by humans to amplify human skills. AI can reduce information overload to enable humans to work with the data more efficiently," said Bakshi. He suggested that AI is equivalent to IA; Bakshi's abbreviation meaning "intelligence augmented." Johnmichael O’Hare (left) of the Hartford Police Department, and Tanmay Bakshi (right) discusses key security issues of the modern day The ability to scale AI applications using "distributed deep learning" and graphics processing unit (GPU) hardware is paving the way for greater use of deep learning in video applications. Adam Scraba, Global Business Development Lead at NVIDIA, outlined the trends that are making the current "Big Bang" of deep learning possible. He said it is "the most exciting time in tech history," with "software that can write its own software" now among the tools that make previously unsolvable problems now solvable. AI-driven intelligent video analytics can now achieve "super-human" results, he said. An Intelligent World To Combat Crime Instead of sitting for hours staking out a suspected drug dealer alone, entire investigations now take hours instead of days A success story about the game-changing capabilities of video data was supplied by Hartford, Conn.'s Capital City Crime Center (C4). The Hartford police department uses video data in a "predictive policing" approach. They have created an "intelligent world with smart policing to combat drug trafficking," according to C4 Supervisor Johnmichael O'Hare of the Hartford Police Department. Instead of sitting for hours staking out a suspected drug dealer, for example, video of a site can be analyzed to determine areas with higher levels of foot traffic that indicate drug buys. The result is investigations that take hours instead of days. Hartford incorporates several technologies, including ShotSpotter gunshot detection, Briefcam video synopsis and other systems, all tied together using the Milestone platform. More than 700 attendees make MIPS 2018 the largest such event ever, and exhibits by around 60 Milestone partner companies attest to the continuing expansion of the Milestone community. [Main image:Tanmay Bakshi (left) and Johnmichael O’Hare of the Hartford Police Department (right) discuss key security issues of the modern day]

Has The Gap Closed Between Security Fiction And Security Reality?
Has The Gap Closed Between Security Fiction And Security Reality?

Among its many uses and benefits, technology is a handy tool in the fantasy world of movie and television thrillers. We all know the scene: a vital plot point depends on having just the right super-duper gadget to locate a suspect or to get past a locked door. In movies and TV, face recognition is more a super power than a technical function. Video footage can be magically enhanced to provide a perfect image of a license plate number. We have all shaken our heads in disbelief, and yet, our industry’s technical capabilities are improving every day. Are we approaching a day when the “enhanced” view of technology in movies and TV is closer to the truth? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How much has the gap closed between the reality of security system capabilities and what you see on TV (or at the movies)?

How Moving To Security As A Service Benefits Both Providers And End Users
How Moving To Security As A Service Benefits Both Providers And End Users

The way we purchase services and products is changing. The traditional concept of buying and owning a product is giving way to the idea that it is possible to purchase the services it offers instead. This approach has come from the consumer realisation that it is the outcome that is important rather than the tools to achieve it. For example, this approach is evident with the rise of music streaming services as opposed to downloads or physical products.   With the physical security industry becoming ever more integrated – and truly open systems now a reality – there is every reason to assume this service-lead trend will come to dominate the way our industry interacts with its clients as well. Interest In Service-Based Security There is a significant change of mindset that the security industry needs to embrace before a large-scale move to Security as a Service can take place. Like many technology sectors in the past, security providers have focussed on ‘shifting boxes’ as their definitive sales model. This approach was especially prevalent when proprietary systems were the mainstay of the security industry. Essentially, if the customer wanted more services they simply bought a new product. This was a straightforward and economic sales approach for manufacturers and installers alike.The security industry needs to embrace a change of mindset before a move to SaaS can take place The flexibility of integrated and open technology has changed the way consumers view their purchase, so it shouldn’t be any surprise that there is increased interest in a service-based approach. Customer choice equates to a change of focus and interest, with physical products being eclipsed by the benefits of the overall solution. We have already seen these changes in other technology areas, notably with smart devices and general IT systems. Cloud-based services put the onus on the result rather than which device the user chooses. This approach is even starting to manifest in areas that couldn’t have been predicted in the past, such as the car industry for example. Consumers are focusing more on the overall costs and convenience of buying a car over the specific specification of the vehicle. Equally, urban dwellers don’t necessarily want the hassle and expense of owning and parking their own vehicle anymore. If you don’t use it every day, it can make more sense to rent a vehicle only when you travel beyond public transport. For these consumers the car has become a service item for a specific journey. Benefits For End Users At the heart of this approach is the simple equation that consumers have a need and suppliers need to provide the most cost-effective, and easiest, solution. At the same time, the security operator may not necessarily want to know (or care) what specification the system has, they just want it to perform the task as required.   By discussing with consumers, we can ensure we work even more closely with them to provide the expert support they need and deserve Most security buyers will identify the specific business needs and their budget to achieve this. This is where a service approach really comes into its own. Customers need expert advice on a solution for their requirements which takes away the stress of finding the right products/systems. In the past there was always a risk of purchasing an unsuitable solution, which could potentially be disastrous. The other issue was having to budget for a big capital expenditure for a large installation and then having to find further resources once an upgrade was due when systems went end of life. Most businesses find it far easier to pay a sensible monthly or annual fee that is predictable and can easily be budgeted for. A service model makes this far easier to achieve. Great Opportunities As well as the benefits for end users, there are considerable benefits for security providers too. Rather than simply ‘shifting boxes’ and enduring the inevitable sales peaks and toughs this creates; a service sales model allows manufacturers and installers to enjoy a more stable business model. You don’t have to win new business with every product, but rather sell ongoing services for a set period. Its highly likely that the whole security industry will start to take this approach over the next few years. Manufacturers are already well aware of this shift in customer expectations and are changing their approach to meet demands.There are major opportunities on offer in return for a change of perspective in the security industry With the service and leasing approach already firmly entrenched in other industries, this is well proven in a consumer market. The airline industry is a great example. Manufacturers understand that airlines need flexibility to upscale and downscale operations and therefore whole aircraft and even individual key components (such as engines or seating) can be leased as required. Using this approach, airlines can concentrate on what customers demand and not worry about the logistics of doing this. Manufacturers and leasing businesses provide assurances and guarantees of service time for aircraft and engines, taking care of the servicing and maintenance to ensure this delivery. This approach is just as well suited for the provision of security systems. Servicing The Future Security Market Undoubtedly there are major opportunities on offer in return for a change of perspective in the security industry. However, this will involve substantial changes in some quarters to ensure the business model is aligned with the market. Overall, the security industry needs to not only develop the right systems for the market, but also to deliver them in the right way as well. This will ensure we work even more closely with customers to provide the expert support they need and deserve.