Surveillance & Security News for March 2018

Why We Need To Look Beyond Technology For Smart City Security Solutions

Most cities have at very least a plan and in most cases an existing program to make themselves safe cities. Increasingly, cities around the world are transitioning to become smart cities: urban areas where security solutions work in unison with other systems, extending the benefits of technology beyond security and into other city operations. While this transformation has yet to become a widespread the next crucial transition—from smart city to cognitive city—is already appearing o...

Hikvision’s Residential Security System Safeguards Whitney Blair Custom Homes' Vacation Home

A security system provided by Hikvision USA Inc., the North American company that offers video surveillance products and solutions, was installed by Holmes Security Systems to provide full coverage security and remote monitoring for a custom home built by Whitney Blair Custom Homes and sponsored by Southern Living Magazine. Established in 1966 and published by Time Inc., Southern Living Magazine is one of the largest lifestyle brands in the country. The Southern Living Idea House is a custom ho...

How Managed Detection And Response Enhances Cybersecurity Management In Organizations

There was a time when one of our biggest challenges was securing our physical assets, whether that was our people or our property from crime. We researched and deployed the very latest in video solutions, intrusion systems, fire alarms and access control devices, all in an effort to keep the bad guys out and the good guys safe, along with protecting our facilities from break-ins, robberies and countless other crimes. However, times are changing. No longer must we only be concerned about keepin...

Hanwha Techwin Video Surveillance Solutions Watch Houston's GreenStreet Entertainment Sector

The large crowds that regularly flock to downtown Houston, Texas, known as GreenStreet, call for heightened security measures. However, the 570,000-square-foot mixed-use center needed to balance a high level of security while maintaining an open and inviting environment that accommodates numerous businesses, delivery drivers, service providers and others who need open access to the property.  With an eye towards improving both security and efficiency, the property’s owners decided it...

Connect ONE Cloud-hosted Security Management Platform Integrates DoorBird Video Doorbell

Connected Technologies continues to respond to the needs of the smart tech market, now adding DoorBird integration to its award-winning Connect ONE cloud-hosted security management platform. DoorBird, designed for residential and commercial access control applications, notifies users directly to their smartphone when an entrance button is pressed at a locked entry point. Using the DoorBird app, Connect ONE dealers and their customers can view live video, open doors from the video screen and ini...

Avigilon High-Definition Video Security System Ensures Visitor And Asset Protection At Sioux City Public Museum

With a history dating back to the 1850s, the Sioux City Public Museum has evolved from its original focus on natural science to a broader emphasis on preserving the area’s heritage, offering a variety of educational programmes, events, and historical exhibitions valued at more than $2 million. Having outgrown its former location in a prominent Victorian-era mansion, the museum moved to a new downtown site in April 2011—a modern, open-concept building that has become known as one of t...

TOA Corporation UK Appoints Two New Members To Senior Management Team

TOA Corporation UK, manufacturer of cutting-edge commercial audio and security equipment, has strengthened its senior management team with two internal appointments. Yuichiro Honjo has been promoted to managing director, while Ian Bridgewater takes on the role of director. Honjo’s impressive career includes vast experience gained through working in various management positions. He has worked at TOA Corporation for the last 15 years, initially as a sales executive, before becoming a market...

QNAP Launches High Speed Network Card QXG-10G1T To Improve Connection

QNAP Systems unveiled the QXG-10G1T, a 5-speed PCI Express 10GBASE-T/NBASE-T NIC that supports 10GBASE-T/1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX and also 5GBASE-T/2.5GBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz; NBASE-T) speeds. When used with Cat 6a cables, the QXG-10G1T can greatly improve network connection speeds to maximize transmission performance. The QXG-10G1T is equipped with the Aquantia AQtion AQC107 NIC that supports 10/5/2.5/1Gbps and 100Mbps speeds. The RJ45 connector design also allows users to use their existing cables...

LifeSafety Power Showcases Product Technology Integrations And Expert Education At PSA-TEC 2018

LifeSafety Power, a vendor for PSA Security Network and a Gold Sponsor of PSA-TEC will showcase its product technology integrations and provide expert education to attendees during PSA-TEC 2018, March 11 through 16 in Denver. LifeSafety Power, which offers the industry’s only intelligent networked power solutions, will showcase ProWire Unified Power Systems during exhibit hours at booth 216. ProWire is designed to help the systems integrator save time and money in the field with a soluti...

How To Prevent ATM Jackpotting With Physical And Cyber security

A new crime wave is hitting automated teller machines (ATMs); the common banking appliances are being rigged to spit out their entire cash supplies into a criminal’s waiting hands. The crime is called “ATM jackpotting” and has targeted banking machines located in grocery shops, pharmacies and other locations in Taiwan, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Rough estimates place the total amount of global losses at up to $60 million.   What Is Jackpotting? ATM j...

ExtraHop Wins Gartner Magic Quadrant For Network Performance Monitoring And Diagnostics

ExtraHop, specializing in analytics for security and performance management, has announced it has been recognized by Gartner in the Visionaries quadrant of the ‘Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics’. For the second consecutive year, ExtraHop is positioned furthest to the right on the completeness of vision axis in the entire Magic Quadrant. “From our view, ExtraHop has built a reputation as a disruptor, delivering unmatched scale and accuracy that...

Hikvision Enhances Operational Capability And Efficiency At Spinner's Pizza, NC

A security camera provided by Hikvision USA Inc., the North American supplier of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, was installed by Holmes Security to help Spinner’s Pizza in Fayetteville, NC to improve efficiency. Established in 1999, Spinner’s Pizza is a popular restaurant with a dedicated following and a very busy lunch crowd. Owner Spero Poulos thought of using a “Pizza Cam” to streamline operations during their busiest times. &ldqu...

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