Surveillance & Security News for July 2012

Integration Is Key For St Botolphs Security

Committed to providing the best possible security for their tenants, the landlords of the prestigious new St Botolphs Building in the City of London specified an integrated security installation that would combine CCTV and access control. Appointed by Skanska to provide this installation, independent electronic security specialist Quantum UK Ltd. selected the SiPass integrated access control system from Security Products from Siemens as the basis of its design.The SiPass integrated system w...

High Clarity Of Arecont IP Cameras Minimizes Camera Usage In LPR Installations In South Korea

The Korean City of Ulju-gun uses single Arecont Vision megapixel IP cameras to view two lanes at a time Clear images from Arecont Vision 2 megapixel IP cameras enable the use of fewer cameras in a license plate recognition (LPR) installation in the city of Ulju-gun, Ulsan, South Korea. Given the higher resolution of Arecont Vision's AV2105 cameras, the Korean city was able to use a single camera to view two lanes rather than requiring a camera for each lane. This one simple ch...

EAST Publishes Its Second European Fraud Update For 2012

The update was based on country crime updates given by representatives of 21 countries in SEPA The European ATM Security Team (EAST) has just published its second European Fraud Update for 2012. This is based on country crime updates given by representatives of 21 countries in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), and 3 non-SEPA countries, at the 27th EAST meeting held at Europol in the Hague on 6th June 2012. Skimming attacks at ATMs remain an issue for all but two of the co...

BSIA Members Applaud CPNI Project On Guardforce Motivation

The BSIA has supported the CPNI's guide to help security managers improve and maintain staff motivation  The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) welcomes the publication of updated guidance by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) designed to help security managers improve and maintain staff motivation.Drawing on lessons learnt from a number of pilot schemes across the UK and the success of the original piece of work, the inter...

Norbain: Piecing Together The Sale

Norbain's "pre-pack" sale triggered by a financing syndicate made up of its four largest creditors It has been a matter of public record for some time that Newbury Investments paid £23.5m for Norbain in a pre-pack arrangement which left the company without any obligations to the old Norbain’s many creditors. But other than this, the background to the distributor’s sale has remained sketchy. The sale was triggered by a financing syndicate made up of Norbain&r...

AMG-Panogenics’ PanoCam360 Integrated With Wavestore’s NVR Deployed At Michelin Star Restaurant

AMG-Panogenics' surveillance solution has been installed by Honeywell Building Solutions AMG-Panogenics, the British manufacturer of sophisticated 5 Megapixel cameras, announces that its PanoCam360, integrated with Wavestore’s NVR with Video Management Software, has been selected by Southbank Center for ‘The Cube’ by Electrolux. The Cube offers a unique dining experience featuring some of the most exciting Michelin star chefs in the UK. The surveillance solu...

IOmniscient Receives PACE Zenith Award For Oil Pipeline Protection Project

iOmniscient armed with NAMS prevents in raising false alarms iOmniscient has just received the PACE Zenith Award in the “Mining, Minerals & Exploration Industries in Australia” category for its implementation of iQ-Oil & Gas for British Petroleum in Azerbaijan. The British Petroleum (BP) pipeline in Azerbaijan is one of the world’s longest oil pipelines and passes through very harsh dessert terrain with extreme environmental conditions.  The pre...

Lumidigm To Deploy Fingerprint Sensors In CAIXA Bank ATMs In Brazil Via Partners Diebold And Griaule

Lumidigm's fingerprint biometrics to replace individual PIN numbers for access to CAIXA ATMs Lumidigm announced recently that it is deploying fingerprint sensors into automated teller machines (ATMs) of Brazil’s second largest state-owned bank, CAIXA, via partners Diebold Incorporated, which is supplying the ATMs, and Griaule, a Brazilian-based software company that is providing supporting software. The Bolsa Família Program, which provides payments to low i...

Dedicated Micros Seals Distribution Partnership With Midwich Security

Midwich partnership enables CCTV installers to access Dedicated Micros award winning Closed IPTV technology Dedicated Micros – part of AD Group – the video surveillance solution specialists – announced recently that it has sealed a strategic partnership in UK, with Midwich Security – the Security Division of Midwich, the highly successful AV Distributor. Dedicated Micros and Midwich Security share many philosophies including a focus on quality, value a...

Infrared Helps Keep Thieves And Fly-tippers At Bay For Major Water Utility

A major water utility in the South of England is benefiting from protection during the vulnerable hours of darkness thanks to infrared illumination from Bosch. UF500 infrared illuminators form an integral part of the total security system at the site which covers several hundred acres. The system was designed and installed by Gardner Security. Darren Sheppard, Managing Director of Gardner Security explains: "The client was very specific about the quality of image they required and the levels o...

BAM Chase Team Captures Video Of Tornadoes With OnSSI's Ocularis

OnSSI's Ocularis CS software enablescapture from six cameras at one time  With several high-resolution cameras, an on-board server and OnSSI's Ocularis video management software to simplify capture of multiple high-definition video images of tornadoes and severe weather, the BAM Chase Team’s 2003 GMC Yukon is well-equipped to take storm chasing video to new levels. In use for about a year, the system has helped to track 15 to 20 notable storms during that time,...

MWR InfoSecurity Researchers Uncover Potential Risks Regarding Security Of Payment Terminals

Payment terminals, known as PIN Pads, are putting hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide at risk everyday Payment terminals, known as PIN Pads, are putting hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide at risk everyday a British IT security company is warning. The terminals, which are used by retailers, handled more than 852 million card payments in the UK alone in April 2012 according to the UK Cards Association. Researchers at MWR InfoSecurity have found that the termin...

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