Surveillance & Security News for December 2006

New IP Video Integrated Analytics Suite

IndigoVision has released a suite of advanced analytics integrated within its complete IP Video solution.  These algorithms run both in real-time on live video and also on recorded video using ‘Control Center', IndigoVision's enterprise video and alarm management software.  Real time analytics are located at the edge of the network, i.e. at the camera, making the solution totally scalable.  CCTV operators can now detect events as they happen such as congestion, stolen object...

Changing Views On Surveillance

When it comes to the use of measures such as CCTV and ID cards the approach taken by individual countries has, in the past, been markedly different.  Recent developments however suggest a growing convergence in approach. In France for example the use of ID cards - although not compulsory - is a long established practice whereas, until relatively recently, CCTV was tightly controlled, driven by a desire to uphold privacy.  When it comes to Britain the experience is very much the reverse...

Magal's DreamBox To Safeguard Water Supply In Multiple Sites From Hazardous Threats And Malicious Activity

Magal recently announced that a major water authority based on the east coast of the US has selected Magal's DreamBox solution to safeguard the utility's multiple-sites from hazardous threats and malicious activity.  The order was placed by a nationwide system integrator, which will also install and provide full support for the product.DreamBox is a state-of-the-art, intelligent video, and audio and sensors management platform.  As an integrated solution of hardware and softwar...

Remote Vision To Arrest Arson Attacks

Sadly in many areas of the UK arson accounts for a worryingly high proportion of fires.  In some locations this can amount to 70% of all incidents, causing tens of millions of pounds worth of damage and disruption every year.  Fortunately, protection against the threat of criminal attack, and specifically in this case arson, can be provided by remotely monitored CCTV - particularly overnight. This is especially important given that, according to the Arson Prevention Bureau, 84% of &lsq...

Octavian Recruits Director To Strengthen International Arm

The Octavian Group of Companies, the parent company of internationally operating security company, Octavian Security, has appointed solicitor Avi Pawar as its director of global strategy & compliance.In this new role, the litigation and employment law specialist will head up the Octavian Group's HR and Legal teams as it expands internationally in Dubai, Holland and beyond. Avi joins Octavian from leading West Midlands law firm, Pickerings Solicitors with five years experience as a practi...

Milestone Systems Inc. Expands With Four New Managers To Handle Business Growth

Milestone Systems, the world market leader for open platform IP video management software, is buttressing its phenomenal growth in the USA by hiring new managers in its Americas subsidiaryDemand for IP video surveillance solutions is growing fast worldwide, with projections for double-digit annual growth in the security industry over the coming years.  In the USA particularly, Homeland Security has heightened the focus and support in this area, shoring up security initiatives nationwide.&nb...

Innovative Vending Solutions Thanks To Partnership Between DBS And LEGIC®

LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, the leading manufacturer of contactless smart card systems for personal identification applications, and DBS, the supplier of technical institutional vending solutions, have entered into a licence partnership. DBS is now working directly with LEGIC as an independent system integrator.DBS stands for the German equivalent of "Service, Budget and System".  The name says it all: the company provides cost-saving technical solutions for catering in industry, in h...

Million Toys For Tots - The Pelco Drive To Provide For Its Community

From grassroots beginnings in 1993 by three employees and a mere 808 toys, the Pelco Toys for Tots Drive has turned into a year-round, company-wide effort that today celebrated its one-millionth toy donated to the Toys for Tots program.The equivalent of 14 NFL stadiums across the country filled to capacity with a needy child in every seat, the Pelco donations over the past 13 years are the result of year-round hard work done by Pelco employees to collect the mountains of toys for the U.S. Marine...

COE Group Plc Appoints Finance Director

COE Group plc, the developer and supplier of advanced video surveillance systems, announces that it has appointed Ian Jefferson to the Board as Finance Director.Mr Jefferson is currently Group Financial Controller of the 600 Group plc, an international manufacturer of machine tools, and was formerly Finance & Operations Director of Mila Hardware, a subsidiary of Heywood Williams Group plc.  He is a qualified accountant with audit experience at Robson Rhodes and also has degrees in physi...

IP Video Analytics Ensures Airport Safety

Schiphol, Amsterdam's International Airport, is using IndigoVision's advanced IP Video analytics to prevent accidental or malicious intrusion onto runway and hangar areas.  With over 20m passengers passing through the Netherlands' busiest airport each year, the airport operators were keen to deploy the latest technology to help improve the safety and security of aircraft movements. The analytics algorithms, which are part of IndigoVision's complete end-to-end IP Video soluti...

INNOVATION Event Introduces HID Connectâ„¢ To EMEA

HID Connect, the partnership arm of HID Global, a leading manufacturer in the access control industry, was proud to hold its first EMEA region iNNOVATION conference on November 29-30, 2006.  Introducing HID Connect to development partners in EMEA, the event followed the success of the iNNOVATION2006 conference held in San Diego in September 2006.More than 20 development partners participated in the two-day event held at the Radisson SAS hotel at London Stansted airport.  To supplement...

Technion University Boosts School Security And Safety With Ioimage Intelligent Video

Technion University's school security program uses ioimage intelligent-video for protection from attacks and more The Technion Israel Institute of Technology is the oldest university in Israel.  Founded 1924 the university campus is located in Haifa's Neve Sha'anan neighborhood on Mount Carmel.This post secondary school encompasses 1,325,000 square meters, which includes approximately 85 buildings. The university's landscape and terrain presents several security challenges.  The securi...

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