Uwe Karl, BT Head of Airport Solutions at Siemens, addresses some of the security issues faced by airports Q: Can you tell us more about the security solutions Siemens has to offer? The main focus for Siemens is an integrated approach to airport security, one that seeks to recognize all the threats throughout the process rather than looking at them simply in isolation. This means considering all the angles, from the perimeter protection of the airport through to preventing thefts f...
H.264 has become the compression standard of choice in the security industry The rising popularity of the H.264 video compression standard has established H.264 as ‘the buzzword' within the video surveillance industry. With all this talk of the possible enhancements brought to the fore by H.264, Kate Huber, Peter de konik and Piet Nieuwets of Optelecom-NKF present the true benefits and shortcomings of this popular standard in the first of a three-part review.H.264...
The Tailgate Detector offers an enhanced security solution Luxembourg-based sensing specialist IEE has won the GSN Homeland Security Award for its Tailgate Detector, an innovative access control solution based on 3D technology. The award was issued by Government Security News (GSN), a leading US industry publication featuring content concerning physical, IT and homeland security. IEE’s Tailgate Detector won for Best Physical Security Authentication/ Identification Syste...
Environmental implications are important considerations in surveillance system designs Rising energy costs are compelling many organizations to optimize their computing environments. In fact, energy costs have quickly become the fastest growing operating cost, propelling many corporations to embark on new conservation and "green" initiatives. Marc Holtenhoff, CEO of Aimetis, explores ways to reduce energy consumption within video surveillance applications, that could pave the...
Security from Siemens is at the heart of an integrated solution for Montenegro's most exclusive hotel. The Hotel Splendid Conference & Spa Resort in Becici near Budva required a complete security and communication package from a single source, with Siemens selected for what proved to be a challenging project. The hotel belongs to the Montenegro Stars hotel group - the first five-star hotel in the country and among the most exclusive in the entire region. It was erected on the site of...
The latest NetVu Connected Digital Sprite 2 (DS2) DVRs from Dedicated Micros - part of AD Group - are playing a pivotal role in helping US movie theater managers and owners to effectively tackle real world activities away from the larger than life figures appearing on the "silver screen". These include anti-social behavior, employee theft and the occasional faked slip-and-fall. A leader in the application of this CCTV technology is Muvico, which owns 13 theatres in Florida, Mary...
SCTA enters a partnership with Export Development CanadaSecure City Technology Alliance™ (SCTA), an association of technology and market leaders in the physical security and telecommunications industries, is pleased to announce that Export Development Canada (EDC) has agreed to engage its international customers and projects to help introduce the SCTA offering and solutions. In addition, SCTA will recommend projects to the EDC for financial support. The partnership enables SCTA...
March Networks introduces Partner Connections March Networks®, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is pleased to announce Partner Connections - a new programme that provides its extensive Certified Solution Provider (CSP) community with a greater competitive advantage in the marketplace through multiple sales incentives, deal registration, innovative training, social media, online and local events, and additional channel tools and resources.Partner Connections strengthens t...
With healthcare facilities facing budget cuts and reductions in personnel, it is increasingly difficult to maintain high quality care around the clock. Employing technology to help in the process is now commonplace, with Siemens RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tracing solutions adopted by many facilities throughout the world. Modern wireless technology allows the determination of the location of any object or person in real time. In hospitals or other healthcare facilities, th...
On 1 December, Raytec will host a webinar on 'Lighting for IP & megapixel cameras' CCTV lighting experts Raytec launch a free programme of webinars to promote the best practices in both CCTV and general lighting applications.Raytec are world leaders in CCTV lighting and the winter webinar series is designed to bring installers, designers and planners up to date with the latest practises, techniques and opportunities with LED lighting. The sessions provide useful tools and practical advice...
G-WalknView is a streaming application enabling live streams and recorded images from Geutebruck's DVRsGeutebruck, the German video system manufacturer has hit on an idea for improving the functionality of its systems by adopting and adapting what mobile device manufacturers are doing. It has opened an online store to sell certificated software applications or ‘apps' which add value for its system-users. The new GStore is set to incentivise innovation by enabling outside software developer...
"The market will appreciate the unique small foot print and ease of installation of Basler IP cameras"Basler Vision Technologies has teamed with ABP Technology, an IP network and video surveillance distributor based in Texas, USA. ABP will be responsible for the distribution of Basler's IP Camera series throughout the Americas. With ABP Technology, Basler joins a value-added distributor who designs complete solutions for the IP video surveillance reseller market and who offers strong t...
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