Surveillance & Security News for May 2015

Mayflex, Philips Announce Partnership

Mayflex MD mentioned the partnership will offer best in Converged IP Solutions Mayflex, the distributor of Converged IP Solutions including cabling infrastructure, networking and electronic security solutions has signed an agreement to increase exposure of Philips’ innovative connected lighting system for offices to building IT system integrators in the UK. The connected lighting system from Philips uses Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to connect office lighting fixtures t...

Texecom Offers Enhanced Connectivity Options

Texecom’s flagship range of security control panels are now available with enhanced connectivity options. The launch of the new Premier Elite ComWiFi module allows any Premier Elite control panel to be connected to a home network. The Premier Elite ComWiFi integrates with any Premier Elite control panel for simple, secure network connectivity. Benefits To Premier Elite Systems WiFi connectivity provides a host of benefits to Premier Elite systems, including compatibility with Texecom&rsq...

BSIA Members To Present Latest Security Solutions At IFSEC 2015

The members will have access to BSIA’s Members’ Lounge throughout the show, with seating available for meetings & coffee breaks Members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) are looking forward to showcasing the very latest in innovative security technology to an impressive audience of international buyers and specifiers, as IFSEC International makes its return to London on 16th – 18th June, 2015. A focus on innovation at this year’s...

IHS: Worldwide Industrial Semiconductor Revenues Grew By 18 Percent In 2014

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues grew by 18 percent year over year in 2014, according to IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight. Global industrial semiconductor revenue in 2014 totaled $40.4 billion, up from $34.3 billion in 2013. The year-over-year increase follows solid growth of 13 percent in 2013, a decline of 3 percent in 2012 and 12 percent growth in 2011. The strong performance achieved in 2014 represents the highest annual growth rate, since th...

Milestone VMS Technology Enhances Unified Command’s Security Operation Center

Unified Command takes advantage of mobile and wireless capabilities for location coordination Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) is a core technology in the mobile event incident command unit developed by Unified Command as a temporary security operation center (SOC) that moves from one event location to another. “Milestone VMS technology helps us unify all the facets of complex events into one centralized command. That coordination enabl...

AxxonSoft Intellect PSIM Safeguards Railway And Ukrainian Port Facilities

The Axxon Intellect PSIM-powered system has proven itself effective at preventing theft and other incidents Securing railway and port facilities is always difficult, and especially so in the case of intermodal transport. Theft and human-caused disturbances are a serious threat to transport operators, who must combat the threat of disappearance and misallocation of valuable resources. The Port of Yuzhny, working in collaboration with leading Ukrainian integrators, found the...

ViconNet Digital Video Management Platform Safeguards Columbian Palmetto Health Baptist Medical Center

Background When the security team at Palmetto Health Baptist, an acute care Medical Center in Columbia, S.C., invested in an upgrade to their surveillance cameras from black-and-white to color, they did so with the expectation that it would significantly improve the quality of video they were capturing. Unfortunately, this turned out to be the equivalent of putting new paint and tires on a car that really needs a new engine. In the hospital’s case, the new cameras only made it more eviden...

How Does Technology Innovation In Security Systems Impact The Skillsets Needed By Security Operators And Officers?

Going back to the days when we asked our children to program our VCRs, many of us are challenged by the intricacies of technology. However, a benefit of newer inventions such as smartphones and tablets is that they are easier to use and “intuitive” – whatever that means. Security and video surveillance systems are becoming more complex in lockstep with consumer electronics, so we asked this week’s panelists: How does technology innovation in security systems impact the sk...

HID Global’s Denis Hebert Quits As President & CEO

Hébert is the Chariman-elect of the Security Industry Association Denis Hébert, president and CEO of HID Global, has quietly left the company. There has been no official announcement, and the company has yet to report the change, but Hébert’s LinkedIn account confirms the news. The company’s website also now lists Ulf Södergren, CTO of parent company ASSA ABLOY, as HID’s interim CEO.  Hébert, who is chairman-elect of the...

VIVOTEK Launches VAST Version 1.10 Central Management Software

Fulfilling its commitment to enhance the performance of VAST, VIVOTEK is pleased to announce recently the release of VAST Version 1.10. In this version, VIVOTEK introduces new advanced features to VAST users, specifically, Logical Tree and Standard VCA Event Integration. VAST is VIVOTEK’s self-developed professional video/central management software for managing IP surveillance products. Designed with intuitive functions and features, VAST provides unlimited supports to cameras, servers a...

Vicon's Kollector Surveillance Solution Overlooks City Of Hoover In Alabama

Hoover installed Kollector DVRs, Vicon matrix switchers, and SurveyorVFT pan-tilt-zoom dome cameras When a population explosion and city jail overcrowding made it clear to the city of Hoover, AL, that the current facilities were not going to be enough, the city decided to upgrade its public safety facility two years ago. This meant big changes for all involved. “We’re just a growing city,” says Robin Mangino, detention supervisor at the new Hoover Public Safe...

Vicon’s Kollector Elite DVRs For Ramapo College Of New Jersey

The new system not only produces better and quicker investigations, it also allows the college address more issues When Ramapo College of New Jersey began to transition from a primarily commuter college to a residential college two years ago, it quickly became clear that their current video system wasn’t going to cut it. “We’ve had an ongoing construction program,” says Robert O’Brien, security director of the college. “Just about every yea...

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