Surveillance & Security News for November 2014

Transitioning From Legacy Access Control To Newer Technologies

A planned migration provides the ability to plan, budget and control the path to an improved access control environment The installed base of legacy systems presents opportunities and obstacles for providers of newer access control systems. Most end users would prefer not to do a full rip-and-replace upgrade. Therefore, integrators (and manufacturers) have to find a smooth transition path. Access control customers eager to embrace the newest capabilities on the market are ofte...

Airbus Defence and Space receives contract for maintenance of US Air Force’s Eagle Vision stations

Eagle Vision is a lightweight deployable, commercial satellite imagery downlink ground system Airbus Defense and Space has been awarded a contract for system evolution and maintenance of the US Air Force’s five Eagle Vision stations until 2019. Systems evolutions are related to foot print reduction (transit cases versus shelter), smaller antenna dishes and integration of new satellites. The sustainment of the system covers 24/7 support, failure corrections with workaroun...

Traka Develops Smart Access Management System For UK’s Southeastern Rail Company

Traka developed the access management system in which keys are permanently attached to an iFob Traka, the key and asset management specialist, has installed a smart access management system at one of the UK’s leading rail companies, Southeastern. The company covers 1,000 miles of railroad infrastructure and carries around 570,000 passengers every weekday in the South East of England. The company serves commuter-belt Britain with 1,400 daily train journeys into Lond...

Matrox Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Core Desktop Management Software

The latest products to include PowerDesk are the Matrox C-Series cards, six-head card with board-to-board framelock Matrox® Graphics Inc. recently announced the 20th anniversary of its core desktop management software Matrox PowerDesk™ that lets users of Matrox graphics cards, external multi-display adapters and display wall products easily configure and manage multi-monitor setups. The latest products to include PowerDesk are the new Matrox C-Series cards — C4...

Genetec Announces New Partnership With VenTek

The partnership offers seamless integration between VenTek's PBL solution and Genetec's AutoVu ALPR system Genetec™, a leading provider of parking enforcement and unified IP security solutions recently announced a new partnership with automated payment systems manufacturer VenTek, the latest company to join the Genetec ecosystem of parking solution partners. Together, Genetec and VenTek now offer seamless integration between the VenTek Pay-by-License (PBL) solution and G...

ONVIF Highlights Successes And Outlines 2015 Initiatives At Annual Membership Meeting

Attendees heard presentations on ONVIF successes from 2014, including the release of two new profiles ONVIF, the leading global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, hosted its annual membership meeting late last month. Attendees heard presentations on ONVIF successes from 2014, including the release of two new profiles, as well as an outline of new initiatives for 2015, such as the planned release of Profile Q and a new client test tool. The aud...

Access Control Market Working To Overcome Tradition Of Proprietary Systems

Access control systems that leverage proprietary technologies severely limit system flexibility Access control’s ongoing transition from closed systems to more open integration provides benefits for integrators, and especially for end users looking to maximize their system return on investment. End users want greater flexibility, specifically in terms of hardware choice. As a result, more non-proprietary solutions are coming to market. For the integrator, offering more o...

AMG Welcomes Andrew Pigram As Sales And Marketing Director

AMG manufactures CCTV transmission solutions and 5 megapixel cameras AMG, the British manufacturer of CCTV transmission solutions and sophisticated 5 Megapixel cameras, announces that Andrew Pigram has joined to company as Sales and Marketing Director. In addition and  as part of the company’s drive into new industry sectors - Sara Bullock takes up a new position as Business Development . Founder and MD of AMG Systems Alan Hayes says, “AMG’s technol...

ASSA ABLOY Access Control UK Enters Into Partnership With Schneider Electric

ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio® is designed to upgrade mechanically locked doors Global specialist in energy, Schneider Electric has partnered with ASSA ABLOY Access Control UK, to enhance its Continuum building management system. ASSA ABLOY latest Aperio® wireless cylinders, PINpad escutcheon and L100 – the world’s first complete wireless security lock - have all been integrated into the Schneider Electric access control product line. ASSA ABLOY’s Aperi...

ISD Tech Achieves BAFE Accreditation

ISD received certification through the NSI Gold scheme for design, installation and maintenance of fire detection systems ISD Tech, an agile and fast growing Surrey-based security systems integrator, recently announced that it has achieved BAFE accreditation for the design, commissioning, installation and maintenance of fire detection systems. “The extension of our capability into fire enables us to offer turnkey fire detection and alarm systems together with integrated...

Vanderbilt To Create Common Company Brand Identity For North American And European Business Units

Vanderbilt Industries will focus its market on the Vanderbilt name brand Vanderbilt Industries, a global leader in providing state-of-the-art security systems, recently announced that it will focus its market identity on the Vanderbilt name brand.   Following Vanderbilt Industries’ October 21 announcement of the pending acquisition of Siemens’ Security Products, the new entity, renamed Vanderbilt International GmbH, will begin to utilize the Vanderbilt n...

Axis Network Cameras Help Reduce Losses At Tractamotors Site In Cavan, Ireland

A solution using Axis cameras and Milestone XProtect was developed to reduce shrinkage across the site Automotive servicing business Tractamotors has realised a 60% reduction in losses for the retail arm of its business following the installation of nearly 50 Axis network cameras to its site in Cavan, Ireland. Axis Communications and partner, Encom, developed a feature-rich, state-of–the-art solution that combined Axis network cameras and a Milestone XProtect video surv...

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