Surveillance & Security News for June 2016

BSIA Launches Guide On Lone Worker Safety For Employee Security In Retail Sector

The BSIA guide highlights the importance of lone worker safety and explains how lone worker devices are helping to keep employees safe The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched a guide to lone worker services for the retail sector. The guide, aimed at employers and stakeholders in the retail sector, highlights the importance of lone worker safety and explains how lone worker devices are helping to keep employees safe. Importance Of Lone Worker Safety Mor...

IFSEC Day 2: HD Analog, Video Compression And Drones

H.265 compression continued to be a popular topic from exhibitors on the second day of IFSEC Video beyond security, compression, HD over analog and integration were on the lips of several exhibitors at IFSEC International 2016. Strangely for a security exhibition, there were plenty of exhibitors talking about non-security applications on the second day of IFSEC International in London. For Axis Communications, Atul Rajput, Regional Director for Northern Europe, said the...

ASSA ABLOY Yale ENTR Smart Door Lock Integration With RWE SmartHome Home Automation Platform At IFSEC 2016

ASSA ABLOY's Yale ENTR lock combines a patented high-security mechanical cylinder with smart technology One of Germany’s home automation platforms has integrated the ENTR™ Smart Door Lock, bringing genuinely smart security to its smart home system. RWE SmartHome now includes the ENTR™ lock from ASSA ABLOY brand YALE, alongside smart lighting, heating and CCTV control functions. Door Security With Smart Technology The new ENTR™ lock combines a patented...

How Green Is The Security Industry?

Environmentalism is a universal consideration in most business sectors in 2016. Whether seeking to provide greener products, or looking for new ways to minimize waste of manufacturing processes, most companies are involved to some degree with environmental concerns. Green has not traditionally been a big driver in the security industry, but there are indications the profile of environmentalism is increasing. We asked this week's Expert Panel: How green (environmentally friendly) is the security...

IFSEC Day 1: H.265, Apps And Cybersecurity Shine Through Other Security Innovations

H.265 compression, apps and the inherent security of security systems were some of the themes to be gleaned on the first day of IFSEC International. Almost every video exhibitor I saw on day one of the show mentioned that many of their products use H.265 compression in these days of high definition, bandwidth-hungry cameras. Over at Vivotek’s stand, for example, Emilio Sanchez, project consultant, spoke of the company’s H.265 Smart Stream compression algorithm. He said this saves an...

Gunfire Detection Technologies For Hospitals, Retail And Office Buildings

The unfortunate reality in today’s world is that everyday places in our communities that were once thought of as safe – hospitals, schools, shopping malls and office buildings – are now places where people are at an increased risk for being injured by gun violence. Increase In Gun Violence Shocking incidents of active shootings have become all too common where we work, learn, relax and recuperate.  In the wake of the Orlando Pulse shooting, it’s hard to forget that...

SourceSecurity.com Technology Report - HDCVI 3.0: Re-Empowering The Analog Coax Infrastructure For Intelligent UHD Video

What's The Technology Report About? This SourceSecurity.com Technology Report will describe one of those analog HD-over-coax technologies, HDCVI 3.0 by Dahua, which is poised to have a dramatic impact on the video market in the next several years. New capabilities of HDCVI 3.0 include broad compatibility with a range of other (even competing) technologies; higher resolutions including Ultra HD (UHD) or 4K; and intelligent functions comparable to those available in IP...

Axis Zipstream Technology Reduces Video Storage And Bandwidth Consumption For Security Cameras With New Dynamic Frame Rate

The latest enhancement of Axis’ Zipstream technology offers more storage and bandwidth savings without compromising on important image details Axis Communications, a provider of network video, has introduced an enhancement of its award-winning Zipstream video compression technology. It now dynamically adjusts the frame rate, instantly adapting to any changes in the scene. The new dynamic frame rate feature offers significant additional bandwidth and storage savings for v...

Uncertainty Over Brexit’s Security Implications Spills Into IFSEC 2016

Amid all the discussion of security integration and end-to-end solutions on the first day of IFSEC 2016 was an undercurrent of uncertainty. The international trade show opened at ExCel London just days before the historic "Brexit" vote, when Britons will decide whether to remain a part of the European union or to exit the politico-economic fusion of 28 member states. With the Brexit referendum this week, the polls are neck-and-neck, so the vote could go either way, hence the uncertainty. If "le...

E2v Onyx EV76C664 1.3-megapixel CMOS Image Sensor For Outdoor Security Cameras

Embedded active imaging system in Onyx EV76C664 synchronizes external illumination and internal electronic shuttering e2v has announced the launch of the Onyx 1.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor. This new sensor has been designed using e2v’s advanced CMOS imaging technology, making it ideal for low light applications where premium performance imaging is required. The Onyx EV76C664 has an innovative pixel design which offers excellent sensitivity and performance in the near...

Essence WeR@Home Home Management Platform To Be Showcased At IFSEC’s Home Automation Zone

IFSEC’s increased focus on IoT allowed Essence to showcase what they have been doing for years Essence, a provider of IoT, cloud-based connected living solutions, will be showcasing its WeR@Home Home Management Platform at the upcoming IFSEC International security exhibition in London to show how service providers can benefit from the new opportunities created by IoT. Leveraging more than 20 years in the security field, Essence’s end-to-end integrated platform let...

IHS Report: Agent Vi Ranked No. 1 Provider Of Global Video Analytics Software

The ranking was published in “Video Content Analysis-World-2015” by IHS Technology Agent Video Intelligence (Agent Vi) has been named as the No. 1 provider of video analytics software, holding the largest market share globally. The ranking was published in a recent market research report on video surveillance by IHS Technology, entitled “Video Content Analysis-World-2015”. Comprehensive Video Analytics For Effective Security Agent Vi has been in the v...

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