IFSEC 2014 News

Can Security Save Blackberry? Is Security Ever A Selling Point?

How often is security used as a selling point? You don’t see it very often. Generally greater security is seen as a necessary evil, a corporate “cost.” Interesting, therefore, to see a company hoping that greater security can help turn around a flagging brand. In this case, security is related to identity protection, and the company is Blackberry. Blackberry recently signed an agreement to purchase Secusmart, a company that specializes in secure communication for governments,...

Dahua Technology Captures Video Surveillance Market With Innovative Product Developments

Highlighting China’s Video Surveillance Giants, this is the second in a series of articles on the growing international presence of China’s top three video surveillance/CCTV companies. Check out articles on Hikvision and Uniview, which are also part of the series. Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. is a Chinese video company with roughly 75 percent of its revenue coming from the huge domestic Chinese market. The rest reflects Dahua’s growing international presence in the video survei...

Hikvision Global Leader In The Race For Video Surveillance And CCTV Market Domination

Highlighting China’s Video Surveillance Giants, this is the first in a series of articles on the growing international presence of China’s top three video surveillance/CCTV companies. See other articles in the series from Dahua and Uniview here and here. For three years now, Hikvision Digital Technology Co. has been ranked as the world’s largest CCTV and video surveillance equipment provider. IHS Research estimates the Chinese manufacturing giant’s global market share in...

Whole Lot Of Shaking – But It Doesn’t Degrade The Video

A video demonstration from Axis highlights the image stabilization capabilities of their latest network cameras. Image stabilization isn’t new, of course, but the ability to deal with extreme situations like this results from Axis’ innovation to provide “robust, real-time image stabilization.” The video shows a demonstration Axis presented at IFSEC. The capability is the result of the “introduction of efficient gyroscopes in combination with cutting-edge software p...

How Sensors Can Complement Video Systems

The security market it clearly sold on the value of video, but customers shouldn’t depend solely on video to protect their premises. Rather, they should implement a combination of video systems and other sensors for a more effective approach overall. That’s a message I heard when I visited the Optex booth at the IFSEC show. The supplier of many different types of sensors says a “deeper and wider” integration of video with sensors provides a higher level of security requi...

Who’s Afraid Of IP? Nobody Needs To Be In Today’s Market

Conventional wisdom has been that analog video has remained popular at the lower end of the security market because of the complexity of installing IP systems. The proliferation of NVR appliances, self-configuring systems and end-to-end solutions today addresses the requirements of even small systems and has overcome issues of complexity. The new systems are plug-and-play and require little expertise on the part of the installer. Ease of installation was among last obstacles to total IP adoption...

Needed: Attention-grabbing Technology In An Emergency

“A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” So said Herbert A. Simon, American Political Scientist, Economist, Sociologist, Psychologist, and Professor. I heard that quote at the Avigilon presentation at IFSEC, repeated by Ian Povey, Avigilon’s director of product marketing and product management. He used the quote to support the need for more (accurate) video analytics. In other words, without analytics, there is so much video information that the operator&rsquo...

IFSEC 2014 round-up in pictures

The SourceSecurity.com team attended this year's IFSEC International 2014 with great anticipation to view the new innovations first-hand on show and see how the move to London would impact visitor experience. To capture the show, we have provided a summary of IFSEC in pictures above. Highlights from IFSEC 2014 We saw an overwhelming number of people and products; here is a snapshot of our IFSEC experience for 2014: FLIR SourceSecurity.com attended FLIR’s press brie...

The Droids Are Here: New Security Helpers Are Less Than Human – Or At Least Different

While riding the Tube in London during IFSEC, I came across an attention-grabbing headline in a newspaper someone left in the next seat: “Coming To a Workplace Near You: RoboOfficeCop.” The article was about a robot that can patrol an office, checking that doors are shut and desks are uncluttered, using cameras and scanners to see whether anything is out of the ordinary. If something is amiss, the 6-ft-tall machine can store information to a hard drive to be reported later to a huma...

Genetec And Vidcie Announce Integration Of Vidcie Lookout Wearable Camera Systems With Genetec Security Center

Genetec, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions and Vidcie, a leading provider of mobile live video streaming services recently announced the integration of Vidcie Lookout wearable camera systems with the Genetec unified security platform, Security Center. Vidcie on-body cameras provide law enforcement officers and security personnel with on-demand, hands-free live streaming video that can be transmitted from the field over cellular or Wi-Fi networks. When connected to Security Cent...

Avigilon To Demonstrate Access Control Manager 5.2 At IFSEC 2014 In London

This latest version extends the reach of Avigilon's access control offering with a wider range of applications Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon"), a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, recently introduced the latest version of its Access Control Manager (ACM) platform to its innovative product portfolio. One of the most open and scalable access control products in the security industry, ACM 5.2 provides an IT-friendly solution for organizations of all size...

Day Two: IFSEC Reflects The Diverse, Global Security Market

I am visiting IFSEC for the first time in several years, and one revelation is how well the event reflects the increasingly global -- and diverse -- nature of the security market. On the second day of the show, I was struck by the diversity of attendees, apparent in the many languages you hear spoken in the exhibit hall. I also kept coming upon confirmation of the variety of global security companies from around the world who are exhibiting at the event -- another reflection of a thriving worldw...

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