Surveillance & Security News for January 2018

Raytec Introduces PULSESTAR LED Illuminators For ANPR/LPR And Machine Vision Applications

Raytec are proud to launch PULSESTAR, a new range of high-intensity pulsed LED illuminators designed for ANPR/LPR and machine vision applications. PULSESTAR delivers on-demand lighting to perfectly illuminate fast moving objects. The lighting pulse of the illuminator can be easily synced with the camera shutter via a TTL input to ensure maximum light levels precisely when necessary. Pulsed LED technology delivers significant uplifts in illuminator performance compared to equivalent non-pulsed i...

Hikvision Provides Enhanced Security For Men’s Shelter In Fayetteville

Hikvision USA Inc., a leading provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and the world’s largest manufacturer of video surveillance products and solutions, worked with integrator Holmes Security Systems to provide a security system for ‘The Lodge’ at Operation INASMUCH Men’s Shelter in Fayetteville, N.C. A brand new transitional residence for homeless men, the Lodge helps visitors regain independence, offering job tra...

London’s Major Housing Development Equipped With Comelit Video Door Entry Systems

One of London’s largest housing developments features video door entry technology from Comelit, which has been installed in 576 apartments across nine blocks in the latest phase of the Beaufort Park development. Beaufort Park is a 10-year phased build by St George London, part of the Berkeley Group, with over 3,200 new homes set within a 25-acre site. Comelit systems have previously been fitted to almost 1500 apartments across 24 residential blocks. Simplebus 2-Wire System Facilitates Sy...

Matrix's Elevator Based Access Control Employs Biometric Or RFID Card Credential

Security issues corresponding to controlling access, is perceived as prime concern and a strenuous challenge in various sectors like corporate office, manufacturing units, BFSI, healthcare and hotels. These arduous challenges require meticulously planned access control strategies. Implementation of such strategies can be employed at exit/entry doors and at data centers. Along with the conventional approach, it is being enhanced with advanced features, to control access and improve security with...

Optex Launches Independently Programmable BX Shield Motion Detection Sensor

The sensor manufacturer Optex has launched the new BX Shield (BXS) series sensor in the EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) region, a range of curtain motion sensors that are ideal for protecting windows and the immediate boundaries of a building or site. Complementing the best-selling VX Shield series launched in autumn, the new Shield concept combines great usability with versatile design. Enhanced Signal Recognition Logic The BX Shield series includes four PIRs, two on each side, and the d...

Honeywell Lyric Controller Home Security System Supports Apple’s Smart Home Platform

Honeywell, a leading Connected Home solutions provider, announced that its Lyric Controller Home Security System is now certified for use with Apple HomeKit. Honeywell’s offering is the first professionally installed and monitored security system to support Apple’s smart home platform, which enables homeowners to control their Lyric Controller security system with the Apple Home app or by simply asking Siri. “Smart home technology has made consumers more reliant on their mobil...

Dahua Technology Takes Measures Based On The OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to improving the security of software, has released the latest 2017 OWASP Top 10. This list, produced every four years since 2003 consists of the ten most critical web application security risks and is complied with the aim of keeping pace with the ever higher demands on cyber security and interconnected operating systems. The 2017 OWASP Top 10 list is based on the examination of over...

Midpoint Security releases CredoID open platform access control software

Midpoint Security introduces a free edition of CredoID access control software, compatible with HID VertX controllers, Edge IP readers, Mercury Controllers, Suprema biometric IP and wireless Aperio locks by Assa Abloy. The free life-time license of CredoID supports systems of up to 20 readers and includes all basic access control functions, as well as floorplans, attendance reports, and operator action logging, all delivered via an intuitive multilingual interface. With more than 2000 CredoID sy...

3xLOGIC adds push notification feature to infinias access control software

3xLOGIC, Inc., provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, announced that a new, no-cost feature has been added to their infinias access control software: push notifications. “Customers today understand the value of being able to receive a push notification based on an event.  In the security world, instantly viewing recorded and live video of an access control event, and potentially taking action, for example unlock t...

Top 10 Mergers And Acquisitions In The Security Industry For 2017

Rapid changes in the physical security market this year have largely overshadowed one arena where change has slowed down in 2017 – mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Although there were no “mega-mergers” as in years past (such as Axis-Canon and Johnson Controls-Tyco, M&A activity still made headlines last year on SourceSecurity.com. In 2017, we wrote about M&A news involving companies such as HID Global, Eagle Eye Networks, ADT, and Honeywell. ...

What Will Be The Biggest Surprise For Security In 2018?

The new year presents new opportunities for the physical security marketplace. In many ways, 2018 will undoubtedly see further development of trends we saw in 2017. In fact, some of the trends determining the future of the physical security industry have been in place for many years. However, not every event in 2018 can be foreseen or easily predicted. To be sure, it is sometimes the surprises that keep life interesting! We asked this week Expert Panel Roundtable: What will be the security marke...

SeeTec's Flexible And Modular Video Security Solution Protects The Vienna University Of Economics And Business

The Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) was founded in 1898 by the k. k. Ministerium für Cultus und Unterricht as the "k. k. Exportakademie". At that time, tuition was being given in the following relatively modern ­fields: Foreign languages, economics, business affairs, economic geography, public law, private law and consumer affairs. Relocation To Vienna Due to steadily increasing numbers of students, the WU had to relocate to various sites in Vienna several times in it...

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