Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank (NCB) is using IDIS technology for one of the biggest financial surveillance system upgrades ever seen in the region, involving at least 1000 NVRs and over 2500 IP cameras. The bank, which serves over 5.4 million customers and is the second largest in the Arab world, chose an IDIS solution to modernise its security and comply with the latest standards introduced by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) and Ministry of Interior. Analog Infrastructure IDIS, which is the largest manufacturer of surveillance technology in South Korea, confirmed that the project involves an upgrade to full HD IP technology across 400 branches and more than 2580 ATMs, to be completed ahead of the 2021 deadline. Solutions provider Almajal G4S was appointed and following a competitive tender process IDIS technology was identified as performing better NCB, also known as AlAhli Bank, needed NVRs that would provide RAID 1 and RAID 5 support, and a solution that would allow integration of both IP and existing analog infrastructure, and the capability to cost-effectively store video footage for a full year. Solutions provider Almajal G4S was appointed and following a competitive tender process IDIS technology was identified as performing better than alternatives in detailed and rigorous proof-of-concept testing. High Level Protection The IDIS solution operational benefits at the installation stage as well as in daily operations over the lifetime of the system. “Keys advantages for NCB in choosing an IDIS solution is the technology’s robustness, its resilience against data loss, and high level protection against cyber threats. Using IDIS technology is also ensuring a frictionless migration from existing analog,” says Ahmad Said, ESS Director at Almajal G4S. Thanks to its hybrid capability, IDIS technology allows analog and IP cameras to be used together, making the upgrade project easily manageable, with a seamless, staged switch-over. For this mission-critical project, IDIS’s Linux based servers and proprietory protocols also offered the highest level of resistance to hacking, while zero-configuration elminates the need to manage IP addresses for every device, all of which gave NCB the network security assurances they were looking for. Allow Efficient Maintenance NCB and the associated IDIS solution will be the first to achieve full compliance with the new SAMA standards An important consideration for NCB was IDIS Intelligent Codec which, together with dual H.264/H.265 performance, delivers up to 90% reduction in bandwidth and storage. This gives the bank significant, on-going savings allowing compliance with video data storage rules. It also speeds up recording retrieval and helps to make NCB’s new security system easier and more economical to run, says Harry Kwon, General Manager, IDIS Middle East and Africa. “With the upgrade already proving its value the bank’s central monitoring teams now work more efficiently, with their system providing event forwarding, acknowledgements, notifications and live pop-ups.” Providing the lowest total cost of ownership, the IDIS solution will allow efficient maintenance and simultaneous remote upgrades for multiple devices and gives NCB the assurance of IDIS Ultimate Warranty. The project is due for completion in 2019, NCB and the associated IDIS solution will be the first to achieve full compliance with the new SAMA standards.
A landmark range of inexpensive, high-performance 2MP cameras has been launched by IDIS, for applications that demand zero-compromise surveillance quality within a tighter budget. The new value range includes both full HD dome and bullet cameras and still comes with many of the high-end features found in IDIS’s best selling products - including analytics, superior night time image capture, protection against image data loss as well as dual codec combined with IDIS Intelligent Codec to deliver significant bandwidth and storage savings. Varied Lighting Conditions The cameras deliver superior picture quality even at night, with IR image capture, and True Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) in varied lighting conditions Premium features built into the new range include IDIS Smart Failover as well as video motion detection, active tampering alarm and trip zone analytics which are not normally found at this price point. The cameras deliver superior picture quality even at night, with IR image capture, and True Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) in varied lighting conditions. Users also benefit from significant savings in storage, with IDIS Intelligent Codec dual H.264/H.265 technology delivering up to 90% reduction in bandwidth demand without any need to upgrade existing monitors and hardware. And for integrators, the cameras have been developed with ease-of-installation as a priority. The 3-axis mechanical design ensures more flexibility in mounting, and faster system set-up is achieved using DirectIP NVRs and PoE. Continued Data Capture IDIS, which is the largest manufacturer of surveillance technology in South Korea, says the new range is targeted at small-to-medium surveillance challenges, including security and health & safety, in commercial applications such retail, offices and residential blocks. In these applications, protection against image loss and gaps in recording are important so the cameras also feature IDIS Smart Failover technology. This guarantees continued data capture during a wide range of potential fault conditions, such as network instability, failover or recorder failure This guarantees continued data capture during a wide range of potential fault conditions, such as network instability, failover or recorder failure, ensuring that recordings are automatically updated without any gaps once the fault is resolved. Crystal Clear Images "Up until now customers have often only used Failover technology on the most critical cameras, because of the requirement for additional kit and the associated extra cost," says Harry Kwon, General Manager of IDIS Middle East and Africa. "However, with this new range they can extend Failover protection system-wide, with high quality video capture now an affordable option across all cameras." “Even with their value pricing they provide crystal clear images for live viewing, excellent recording performance and with all the advantages of high-end features as well as analytics.” The new range is among a number of important launches from the company at this year’s Intersec show in Dubai.
The Middle East is proving to be a hot bed of business for global suppliers of security, safety, and fire protection, with the world’s top industry players all set to converge at Intersec 2019 in Dubai to drive more double digit growth. From video surveillance technologies with Artificial Intelligence and deep learning capabilities, to cloud-based access control solutions and flame retardant protective clothing, Intersec 2019 will shine the spotlight on game changing solutions solving challenges faced by professionals spanning sectors from banking and retail, to infrastructure and energy. Top Surveillance Technology The 21st edition takes place from 20-22 January 2019, with more than 1,300 exhibitors from 60 countries spanning 50,000sqm of space at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Korean company IDIS, one of the world’s top surveillance technology manufacturers, is a regular Intersec exhibitor that’s hitting double digit year-on-year sales growth in the Middle East, a position that it largely attributes to contacts made at the annual three-day event. Many of our system integration partnerships resulted from engagement and introductions made at Intersec" “Many of our system integration partnerships resulted from engagement and introductions made at Intersec and we can track this back since our first appearance at the show in 2014,” said Harry Kwon, General Manager of IDIS Middle East and Africa. Commercial Organizations “These include Almajal G4S in KSA, Almoayyed in Bahrain and EMS in Egypt to name but a few. The result is an extensive and broad range of successful deployments of IDIS technology across government, education, retail, banking and many other commercial organizations.” “We’re hitting double digit sales growth year-on-year and continuing to increase our market share and geographical reach by expanding our sales channels,” added Kwon. Kwon said IDIS will look to up the ante with a series of new product launches later this month at Intersec 2019, including the latest iteration of its IDIS Deep Learning Analytics (IDLA) Engine: “IDLA has opened a new door to the future of video analytics with ground-breaking 96 percent accuracy combined with a 200ips speed.” Fisheye Advancements What’s more at Intersec we’ll launch the DV-2116, AI in the Box, which is a cost-effective, pre-built device with the graphical and processing power" “What’s more at Intersec we’ll launch the DV-2116, AI in the Box, which is a cost-effective, pre-built device with the graphical and processing power to quickly and easily transform existing surveillance into a powerful AI solution.” he said. “Also on show will be our latest fisheye advancements, which include improved peripheral resolution through an upgraded Panomorph lens on the 12MP model and a new 5MP compact model perfect for smaller applications and installation in confined spaces.” Intersec 2019 covers the seven sections of Commercial Security; Fire & Rescue; Perimeter & Physical Security; Safety & Health; Homeland Security & Policing; Information Security; and Smart Home & Building Automation. Protective Clothing ULTITEC is one of more than 150 exhibitors in the Safety & Health section, and will showcase its extensive range of protective clothing used by professionals in the oil & gas, aviation, construction and automotive industries. Jason Lin, ULTITEC’s General Manager, said its range of technical textiles are widely used by global conglomerates and local companies alike such as Qatar Gas, Shell, ExxonMobil, and ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company). “At Intersec, we’ll focus on chemical and liquid jet resistant protective clothing such as the ULTITEC 5000 and ULTITEC 4000 which recently won the tender to be applied in PETRONAS Malaysia, one of the world’s largest and most forward-looking oil and gas producers,” said Lin. Excessive Heat Environments Our unique fabric technology of microporous film provides breathability and is perfectly suitable for excessive heat environments" “Our unique fabric technology of microporous film provides breathability and is perfectly suitable for excessive heat environments in the Middle East. It prevents occupational heat exposure as the microporous size is smaller than a water drop and larger than moisture vapor, offering exceptional comfort without compromising superior protection.” Elsewhere Matrix Comsec from India is one of more than 50 exhibitors at Intersec’s Information Security section that will look to capitalize on opportunities in a Middle East cyber security market that’s estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11 percent from 2018-2024. According to analysts 6Wresearch, revenues from the Middle East information security market will reach US$2.7 billion in 2024, compared to US$1.4 billion in 2018. High-End Solutions With the cloud playing an increasingly important role in the storage and processing of important data, Abhay Joshi, Global Sales Head at Matrix Comsec, said Middle East organizations are taking measures to adopt high-end solutions that prevent unauthorized access and cyber-breaches. “Organizational data is the most important resource that companies have, so firms are opting for secure cloud-based solutions,” said Joshi. “At Intersec 2019, we’ll launch our cloud based Time-Attendance and Access Control solution COSEC VYOM.” “Up until now, Matrix offered on premise solutions, but now customers will have the choice of deploying the solution either on the cloud or on premises. We’ll also launch our mobile based COSEC APTA Face Recognition Technology. This might be helpful for corporates and manufacturing sectors whereby normal biometric technology fails to operate,” added Joshi. Commercial Security Providers Commercial Security will be the largest section on the exhibition floor, with more than 450 exhibitors, including two-thirds of the world’s top 50 commercial security providers. Fire & Rescue is the next largest section, with more than 400 exhibitors, followed by Safety & Health (150 exhibitors) Homeland Security & Policing (100 exhibitors); Perimeter and Physical Security (100 exhibitors), and Information Security (50). The one-day Intersec Fire Conference on 21st January will provide insights into the changing global trends in fire protection A revamped conference line-up will be spearheaded by the Intersec Future Security Summit, raising key issues on Artificial Intelligence, security integration, emergency preparedness and response, data protection, and the Internet of Things. The one-day Intersec Fire Conference on 21st January will provide insights into the changing global trends in fire protection and its implications on the Middle East, while Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) Forum will also return with the latest updates in security law and industry regulations in Dubai. Popular Features Returning popular features to Intersec 2019 include the Drone Zone, an Outdoor Demo Area, a Smart Home Pavilion and the Safety Design in Buildings Pavilion. More than 150 exhibitors will also participate for the first time, while Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, and the USA comprise the 14 country pavilions. Intersec is organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle East and held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Official supporters include the Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defense, Dubai Police Academy, Dubai Municipality, and the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA).
NIT, an Ingram Micro Company, regional value-added distributor of IP surveillance and physical security solutions in the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region, announced signing a distribution agreement with IDIS, one of the largest manufacturers of security and surveillance technology in South Korea and a globally recognized leader in advanced surveillance innovation. With this agreement, IDIS’s full range of surveillance solutions will now be available across the Middle East and Africa through NIT. Suitable For Multi-site deployments It includes the IDIS’s line-up of powerful IP cameras and NVRs, as well as a choice of video management software (VMS) including the totally cost-free IDIS Center and the award-winning IDIS Solution Suite that is both modular and scalable in design, making it suitable for multi-site deployments and large enterprise-level applications. IDIS high-quality cameras and NVRs complemented by VMS are easy to use and do not require specialized training“Our new alliance with IDIS provides significant opportunities for our company to build end-to-end cost-effective surveillance solution which can suit different vertical markets,” said Bassel Al Fakir, Managing Director of NIT. “IDIS advanced plug-and-play video technologies will open up great new profit opportunities for our resellers,” added Mr. Bassel. Expanding Regional Reach IDIS DirectIP is an optimized HD surveillance solution, based on a highly secure IP framework, consisting of cameras, NVRs, network equipment, and a choice of client software as a complete package. IDIS high-quality cameras and NVRs complemented by VMS are easy to use and do not require specialized training or expert knowledge to install. “We are very pleased to have NIT, an Ingram Micro Company, on board. NIT are utilizing their expert knowledge and extensive partner network, which greatly extends IDIS’s reach across the region and opens an essential sales channel,” confirmed Harry Kwon, the General Manager of IDIS Middle East and Africa.
Significant growth trends are emerging in the Middle East video surveillance market and IDIS will be driving the sector forward at Intersec, Dubai 20-21 January 2019, with a number of targeted technology innovations for end-users and integrators. The company, which is the largest manufacturer of surveillance technology in South Korea, has reported double digit sales growth year-on-year since opening its Dubai office in 2015 and the last year has been its fastest growing yet. Rigorous Standards The Middle East is a particularly important market, says Harry Kwon, General Manager of IDIS Middle East and Africa. This is due to a convergence of factors including strong demand for greater operational efficiency and lower on-going costs combined with the need for compliance with more rigorous standards in jurisdictions across the region. The sector has definitely moved up a gear over the last 18 months, both in how much users expect from their video systems" “The sector has definitely moved up a gear over the last 18 months, both in how much users expect from their video systems and in what integrators are able to offer.” Value is important, adds Kwon, but there’s also a clearer understanding of where value actually comes from: easy to install, secure, low-maintenance systems that offer more features – including AI, automation and analytics – allowing users to drive operational efficiency across the extended lifetimes of their systems. Agile Object Detection Fully in tune with these market drivers IDIS has confirmed important product releases for the show, with hands-on demonstrations for integrators and end-users on its stand S1-I28. The biggest draw for Intersec visitors will be the latest version of IDIS Deep Learning Analytics (IDLA), which is an exciting advance in video analytics that is more accurate, faster, and more scalable than existing offerings. IDLA provides agile object detection and classification (for example people, cars, and bicycles), intrusion and loitering detection, and intelligent search—all adapted to fit a 16:9 ratio. The IDLA offers unrivaled accuracy, thanks to its advanced deep network architecture. To deliver the power of the IDIS deep learning to a wider range of customers IDIS will also introduce its DV-2116, AI in the Box at the show. Compact Solution The new DV-2116 is a cost-effective, pre-built device that comes with the graphical and processing power to handle up to 16 channels. AI in the Box eliminates the need to upgrade processing power. It is simple to set up and use, with no calibration required: users simply set the region of interest and sensitivity. The DV-2116 lets users benefit from both standard and advanced analytics through a simple license fee. A new camera range, the 4000 series, will also be showcased, offering important extra value and features A new camera range, the 4000 series, will also be showcased, offering important extra value and features compared to the popular Compact Solution but still maintaining competitive pricing. The new 4000 range includes domes and bullet cameras, all benefiting from IDIS Smart Failover protection against data loss, two way audio, alarm in and out and low light enhancement. Traditional Dome Cameras “The new 4000 series is attractively designed and very robust, giving more product choice for our customers,” says Mr Kwon. Further extending the Compact Solution range, a new Fisheye 5MP camera, the DC-Y6513RX, offers new value pricing. It provides the same coverage as three or four traditional dome cameras in most applications, without blind spots. The neatly designed camera comes with the benefits of Smart UX Controls, dual-side de-warping, built-in IR, wide dynamic range, and H.265 combined with IDIS Intelligent Codec video compression technology which delivers up to 90% bandwidth savings. IDIS will also demonstrate its new Edge VA series of cameras which offer the benefits of flexible, bandwith-saving analytics functions. By performing key analytics on board the camera, the new range, which includes domes and bullet cameras, provides a cost-effective solution for surveillance automation. System-Building Flexibility Other innovations include: a Panamorph lens option for the best selling 12MP Super Fisheye, improving resolution on the outer edge of images; IDIS Dynamic Privacy Masking; ruggedised mobile NVRs ideal for public transport and prisoner escorting; and new advances in IDIS Mobile that allows smartphones to record directly to IDIS Solutions Suite. Together these advances offer the Middle East’s end-users, installers, consultants and distributors new levels of system-building flexibility Visitors to the IDIS stand will also learn about end-to-end solutions for banking and retail applications, the flagship plug-and-play offering DirectIP and IDIS’s choice of video management software (VMS) including the totally cost-free IDIS Center and the award-winning IDIS Solution Suite. Together these advances offer the Middle East’s end-users, installers, consultants and distributors new levels of system-building flexibility, along with significant cost advantages and enhanced security, says Harry Kwon. Cost-Effective AI Solutions There is also much more awareness about the vulnerabilities around network security, Mr Kwon adds, “Cybersecurity and hacking continue to make headlines across the world. And customers are justifiably asking more questions when it comes to network security. At Intersec we expect visitors to be looking for a video partner they can rely on and one that has cost-effective AI solutions that can be applied to real world challenges in a way that delivers tangible benefits.” “Since our first appearance at Intersec 2014, IDIS technology has grown to be recognized as a trusted, premium brand. We are working closely with customers across the region and, thanks to our partnerships with leading distributors, it’s easier than ever for integrators across the Middle East and Africa to deliver advanced video surveillance projects”.
An extensive distribution agreement was signed between IDIS and value-added IT distributor Mindware, which will make it easier for IT/network integrators across the Middle East and Africa to deliver advanced video surveillance projects. The deal means that from now onwards, Mindware can offer their channel partners a single supply route for high-level video surveillance installations and turnkey applications, covering both IT and security by IDIS - the largest manufacturer of security and surveillance technology in South Korea and a globally recognized leader in advanced surveillance innovation. Plug-And-Play Video Solution IDIS’s full range of surveillance solutions will now be available across the Middle East and Africa through Mindware “The distribution agreement with Mindware substantially extends IDIS’s reach across the region and opens an essential sales channel to specialist IT network integrators,” confirmed Harry Kwon, the General Manager of IDIS Middle East and North Africa. “Integrators who already deliver successful IT network projects will particularly love our DirectIP offering because it is a genuinely plug-and-play video solution. It is easy to work with and ideal for all commercial-grade security applications,” Mr. Kwon added. In addition to DirectIP, IDIS’s full range of surveillance solutions will now be available across the Middle East and Africa through Mindware. This includes the company’s line-up of award-winning IP cameras and NVRs, as well as the IDIS Solution Suite modular video management software. Advanced IP Video Technology We are delighted that IDIS plug-and-play video technologies will open up significant new profit opportunities for our customers" “This is advanced IP video technology with the complexity removed and backed by full technical support across the region and it is now supplied by the most trusted distributor,” added Mr. Kwon. “For Network, IT and Communications integrators the availability of IDIS video technology is a one more welcome addition to our top-class vendor portfolio,” agrees Nicholas Argyrides, Chief of Sales & Marketing and Deputy GM at Mindware. “More end-to-end solution offerings by Mindware means, naturally, more value to more end-clients across the region.” “We are delighted that IDIS plug-and-play video technologies will open up significant new profit opportunities for our customers, allow them to extend the services they propose and compete for projects which often offer higher margins,” Argyrides added.
Qatari retail chain Al Sulaiman Jewellers is using the latest IDIS technology to upgrade its network surveillance system and comply with rigorous government security standards. Under regulations implemented by the Security Systems Department of the Ministry of the Interior (SSD-MOI), businesses including gold retailers are required to install advanced measures including IP-CCTV systems. All IDIS equipment now complies with standards required by governments across the Gulf region, thanks to ongoing market focus and investment. Al Sulaiman Jewellers, which has 18 branches employing more than 150 specialists, is one of the country’s leading names in high-end gold jewelery, gem stones, watches, pearls and designs. Al Sulaiman’s integrator, A4S, identified IDIS as the best partner to work with after assessing the market, and the two companies have established a close working partnership as this and many other projects have developed. The Sulaiman Jewellers roll-out is due for completion in March 2018. Choosing equipment at regulation standard All the chosen equipment, including the IDIS cameras, NVRs, hard-disks, monitors and video management system (VMS) were quickly approved through the SSD-MOI online process. The system design ensures that cameras will cover all the critical areas, as required, with facial recognition covering all entrances. More than 40 cameras provide complete coverage of the showroom, with a combination of 2MP and 3MP IR domes and a 5MP fisheye camera, the latter being specified by Al Sulaiman as an addition to the mandated system. "We have combined our design and installation expertise to ensure that the Al Sulaiman Jewellers showroom and offices are fully protected," says Harry Kwon For other areas, including offices, the rooftop, the basement, vehicle access points and the perimeter, a further 60 IR cameras, including domes and bullet cameras, are deployed. Network connectivity is ensured with an IDIS 28-Port and 24-Port PoE gigabit switch and storage is handled by the IDIS NVR together with expansion storage equipment. The system is configured with RAID 5 to record 24/7 for 120 days, as required by SSD-MOI. Allowing efficient live viewing and playback the system also includes the latest IDIS 32” screens and 23” workstation monitors, together with the highly scalable and modular IDIS solution Suite VMS. Combination of design and expertise Harry Kwon, General Manager of IDIS Middle East and North Africa, says the close partnership between IDIS and A4S has proved highly successful. “We have combined our design and installation expertise to ensure that the Al Sulaiman Jewellers showroom and offices are fully protected", he said. "This project provides an excellent example of what can be achieved when suppliers and integrators work together.” Based on this success, A4S is now looking to deliver high quality solutions for other customers across Qatar and beyond, confirms Mr Hemant M. Jhaveri, Managing Director, Al Sulaiman Jewellers. “The expertise of A4S and the scalability, forward-compatibility and the assurance of continuing leading-edge system capability are all important additional benefits of working with IDIS. Having the best surveillance solution is critical for us, so it’s great that our chosen partner, IDIS, not only meets our high standards now, but will work with us into the future as our business needs evolve and new technologies come online.”
The latest trends in artificial intelligence and robotics in policing societies, along with major projects fuelling growth in the Middle East commercial security landscape, were among many talking points, as Intersec concluded its 20th edition in Dubai. Live Demonstrations For Attendees The world’s leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection featured 1,337 exhibitors from 59 countries, while 29,532 visitors from 129 countries stopped by the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Sharing centre-stage were dozens of product launches, while live demonstrations of fire protection equipment and drones used across a wide range of applications kept thousands of buyers and industry professionals entertained and informed. The Dubai Police is one of Intersec’s long-standing Government Partners, along with the Dubai Civil Defence, Dubai Police Academy, the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA), and for the first time in 2018, the Dubai Municipality. The Dubai Police is one of Intersec’s long-standing Government Partners Community Safety This year from its exhibition stand, the Dubai Police had a strong focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and smarter technologies to keep residents, visitors, and communities safe. It also showcased Robocop prototypes and new smart services that are already in place in its fully automated smart police station, which recently opened in September 2017. Brig. Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, Dubai Police’s Director General of Artificial Intelligence, gave an overview of the Government body’s vision toward using AI and robots in policing and protection. “The Dubai Police has a target to be the smartest police force in the world, and we’ve been working on a new strategy based on AI that will ultimately increase the happiness of our residents and build Dubai to be the safest city in the world,” said Al Razooqi. We’ve been working on a new strategy based on AI that will ultimately increase the happiness of our residents" AI To Reduce Crime “We plan to use AI to help us not only reduce crimes, but increase our ability to predict potential crimes before they happen, along with reducing traffic accidents. We’ve introduced a crime prediction system as well as accident prediction system that can study the behaviours of drivers.” He added: “With UAE car manufacturers, we’ll install sensors to study the behavior of drivers and see how we can teach them the best way to drive. Vehicles will instruct police where they should cover based on data we have, and perhaps where there is crime.” Al Razooqi said Dubai Police plans to open another eight Smart Police Stations in 2018, and while AI and robots will in the future take over more routine daily jobs, that won’t mean less ‘human’ manpower. “There have been rumours that due to AI and robotics at Dubai Police, that there will be less police officers but this is not true,” he added. “We’re going to create more advanced positions, where they can provide a better service to keep our residents and visitors happy and safe.” Al Razooqi said Dubai Police plans to open another eight Smart Police Stations in 2018 Indoor Drone Zone Among the new features at the 20th edition of Intersec was an indoor Drone Zone, along with two dedicated conferences on Drones and Artificial Intelligence. Greg Agvent, Senior Director for CNN Aerial Imaging and Reporting, spoke at the Intersec Drones Conference about the potential uses for drones in information gathering. Agvent said that drones can be effective to not only deliver new perspective of journalism and reporting, but can also be important tools for data capture that can have much wider implications: “We’re still at the very beginning of acknowledging what drones can do,” said Agvent. “Right now, almost exclusively, we’re working with video, but what about thermal imaging and forward looking infrared, and what context and understanding can this add to a story?” We’re still at the very beginning of acknowledging what drones can do" Sensors “If we we’re covering search and rescue operations, what other sensors can we input? If we’re doing a story on drought, can we put a hygrometer on a drone and create data that supports the video story? There’re all sorts of opportunities for sensors to add new layers and context.” Agvent said that Middle East Broadcasters wishing to utilise drones need to engage with their respective civil authorities and manufactures, adding: “That’s what’s so important about events like Intersec.” “It brings people together, where professionals from a wide range of sectors can gather to understand about the latest technologies, regulations, and industry-best practice in an area that is on a high-growth trajectory. We can’t do this alone. Operators, regulators and manufacturers aren’t going to solve the equations by themselves.” With 483 exhibitors in 2018, Commercial Security represents the largest show section Seven Show Sections Organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, Intersec spans seven show sections of Commercial Security, Fire & Rescue, Safety & Health, Homeland Security & Policing, Information & Cyber Security, Smart Home & Building Automation, and Physical & Perimeter Security. With 483 exhibitors in 2018, Commercial Security represents the largest show section, and features two-thirds of the world’s top 50 providers of video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, analytics, and video management software. Intersec has proved over the years to be a fruitful business platform for global leaders and industry start-ups alike. Korean company IDIS has exhibited for the past several years, and has watched its projects and partnerships in the Middle East expand significantly as a result of contacts established during the show. Intersec has proved over the years to be a fruitful business platform for global leaders and industry start-ups Strategic Partnerships “We’ve expanded our partner network with many due to the success of exhibiting at Intersec from 2015 to 2017,” said Harry Kwon, General Manager for IDIS in the Middle East and North Africa. “We’ve established new end-user customers and struck up strategic partnerships such as with G4S in Egypt and Saudi Arabia as a direct result of Intersec, with a number of projects now complete or underway.” “We were first introduced to Al Sulaiman Security Systems and Services (A4S) at Intersec two years ago and since then IDIS MENA has struck up a strategic alliance with A4S with the partnership paying dividends. Both companies are now working on 150 leads and ten live projects. And we’re thrilled to announce at Intersec 2018 our project with Al Sulaiman Jewellers, that comprises 100 IDIS camera solution across 18 branches as well as offices,” added Kwon. Meanwhile, Germany’s DoorBird was one of more than 30 companies in Intersec 2018’s fast-developing Smart Home and Building Automation section. A debut exhibitor in 2017, DoorBird returned this year to showcase the 2nd generation of its IP Video Door Station. We’ve established new end-user customers and struck up strategic partnerships such as with G4S in Egypt and Saudi Arabia Home Video Intercom Pierre Dinnies, DoorBird’s Key Account Manager said the 2nd iteration was developed specifically to handle extreme Middle East conditions, enabling users to access their home’s video intercom via their mobile device and DoorBird App anywhere in the world, in real-time. “DoorBird is the fastest IP intercom system in the market at this time. That means if a visitor rings a bell, it takes two seconds for the user to be notified anywhere in the world via their mobile device,” said Dinnies of DoorBird, which was launched in 2015. “It’s a bi-directional video-audio, so users can converse with visitors real-time.” “Users can also programme DoorBird so that it automatically locks and unlocks at designated times, allowing access to homes if required, for example, cleaning or maintenance companies. Everything is recorded and it can be integrated with existing home automation and security systems, so the opportunities are endless.” Users can also programme DoorBird so that it automatically locks and unlocks at designated times" Consultants, Integrators & Installers Of Intersec, Dinnies added: “We were very impressed with Intersec last year, and we met a lot of interesting people, so that’s why we decided to participate again in 2018. We need to meet consultants, integrators and installers and that’s who we meet here, from Germany and Vietnam and everywhere in between. It’s been a perfect show again this year.” With 83 percent international exhibitor participation, Intersec’s global footprint was underlined by 15 country pavilions from Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, USA, and for the first time in 2018, Russia. UAE participation was also high, growing six percent year-on-year, with 223 exhibitors covering 10,500sqm of exhibition space. With 83 percent international exhibitor participation, Intersec’s global footprint was underlined by 15 country pavilions Suppliers And Manufacturers Visitors too were happy with the show. Fahad Al Qahtani is Operations Manager at ILT Total Access Control, which specialises in automation and access control systems: “Intersec makes it a lot easier for us to see all relevant suppliers and manufacturers in one place at one time. We’ve seen a lot of interesting products at the show this year.” Waleed Al-Mansour, Executive Manager for Security & Safety Corp in Saudi Arabia, was at Intersec 2018 to gain information about the latest firefighting and security alarm systems, along with CCTV products. “Intersec is a great opportunity to know what the latest updates in the security, safety, and firefighting business. It’s a great chance for us to enhance our knowledge in the field, and we’re very happy with what we found this year. Every year it adds more to my knowledge in the development of systems relating to security, fire protection, and CCTV. Things are moving so fast and we have to keep updated.” Intersec is a great opportunity to know what are the latest updates in the security, safety, and firefighting business" World’s Premier Trade Platform Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “Intersec 2018 has further cemented its position as the world’s premier trade platform of its kind for the security, safety, and fire protection industries.We’ve had participation from the majority of the world’s foremost safety and security brands and attracted a wide representation of global experts and key influencers to our safety and security forums. Twenty years is a landmark for both Intersec and the region’s standing as a major global security market.” “We intend to continue to build on our success and look forward to far greater developments and achievements in the future while working together with the authorities and the active support of the government.” Intersec is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The 21st edition will take place from 20-22 January 2019.
At Intersec, IDIS featured its award-winning flagship DirectIP technology platform, enhancements to popular stalwarts (including the DirectCX analog offering and highly lauded IDIS Solution Suite modular video management software), and debut new technology, including new efforts in the area of deep learning, poised to redefine video surveillance as we know it for years to come. Specifically, IDIS highlighted the following innovations and latest technologies at Intersec 2018: A powerful range of vertical surveillance solutions, including solutions for banking that feature the IDIS Covert Modular camera (DC-V3213XJ), sized perfectly for ATMs, and the multi-layered protection of IDIS Critical Failover. IDIS’ retail solution includes a smart and cost-effective video analytics solution, VA in the Box; the company’s DD-1216 decoder (which enables 16-inch real-time display), and the HE-1101 HDMI encoder, which allows for comprehensive PoS monitoring. IDIS have further unveiled a new, full range of 4K cameras, each featuring Intelligent Codec, which provides up to 90% savings in storage capability, an essential benefit for those seeking to leverage the full potential of high-resolution 4K technologies. Fast, accurate and scalable IDIS Deep Learning Analytics, powered by the IDIS Deep Learning Engine, which offers nimble monitoring of people, cars and bicycles; and alerts for object detection, loitering and intrusion — all adapted to fit a 16:9 ratio. Now with offerings spanning the IDIS 4-ch DR-1204P NVR (meeting the technological and affordability requirements of smaller operations) to the next-generation IDIS Deep Learning Analytics, IDIS are as committed as ever to meeting “any surveillance need, of any size.” A complete line-up of H.265 cameras and NVRs, including the newly-enhanced IDIS 12MP Super Fisheye Camera, which offers improved specifications and performance, and the powerful IDIS DR-8364 NVR, which features 900Mbps throughput, redundant power and IDIS Smart Failover technologies. Harry Kwon, General Manager of IDIS Middle East and North Africa, noted: "IDIS is looking forward to our upcoming appearance at Intersec 2018, and the opportunity it always provides to connect with industry players, including treasured partners and customers, both existing and potential.” “In 2017, we celebrated two decades of innovation as we recognized our 20th anniversary year. 2018 is a new year and a particularly exciting time for IDIS, as we look forward to shaping the next 20 years of video surveillance with continued technological advancement, the introduction of next-generation offerings, and our deep dive into deep learning and artificial intelligence and ensure it is applied in a practical and beneficial way to meet the industry’s most critical needs.” “As always, we’ll do it with applicability, affordability, and ease of use at the forefront. We look forward to sharing this and more on stand at Intersec, and we guarantee visitors to our booth this year will not be disappointed as we tell the story of why it’s not the same. It’s IDIS."
IDIS, the largest south Korean surveillance manufacturer, announced that it has signed a strategic alliance with Al Sulaiman Security Systems and Services (A4S). The Qatari based company is a well-established Extra Low Voltage (ELV) provider as well as offering total security solutions. A4S prides itself on its technical expertise, a motivated sales team, and highly qualified management personnel, with the company rolling out many high-profile projects across Qatar and beyond. Offering IDIS Total Solution Under the agreement A4S will offer its customers the IDIS Total Solution, encompassing the IDIS cornerstone of its portfolio, the plug-and-play and full-HD solution, DirectIP that comes with total cost free IDIS Center, an intuitive user interface that is extremely easy for operators to utilize and ensures a low total cost of ownership for end users. DirectIP offers a wide range of IP cameras and network video recorders (NVRs) suitable for any size or application. In addition, A4S can propose IDIS Solution Suite, enterprise-level video management software (VMS) that is perfect for large and multi-site implementations, DirectCX for customers looking to leveraging existing co-axial cabling as well as a multitude of IDIS innovations and that deliver a superior user experience and low-cost total cost ownership demonstrating “why it’s not the same, it’s IDIS.” Commenting, Harry Kwon, General Manager, IDIS Middle East and North Africa (MENA), said, “This is a very strategically important relationship for IDIS and A4S as well as the wider Al Sulaiman Holdings organization. A4S has excellent local technical support, a strong sales force and a wide reach across Qatar. We already have a number of projects underway and the partnership is also paying dividends when we recently co-exhibited at the Project Qatar conference and exhibition picking up nearly 150 leads and 10 live projects.” Vertical Market Focus A4S is owned by Al Sulaiman Holdings, and since its inception in 1986, the company has continued its rise in ranks to become a remarkable leading business group in Qatar, operating a host of diversified business units across a spectrum of sectors. The company has businesses that range from jewelery, luxury retail, manufacturing and industrial services, healthcare and education among many others. Mr Nasser Sulaiman Haider Al Haider, Chairman of Al Sulaiman Holdings added, “We understood immediately that both IDIS and Al Sulaiman had many synergies including well established high-end vertical market focus in Qatar, a commitment to long term successful partnerships and an innovative vision into the future in terms of surveillance and security technology. We look forward to continuing to build upon our initial success and will strive to exceed our customers’ expectations.” Alvin R. Meria, General Manager of A4S, said: “We were instantly impressed with the IDIS Total Solution in terms of high-performance, quality and reliability. Since it’s quick and easy to install and maintain, this protects our margins and reduces costs and business disruption for our customers.”
IDIS will demonstrate exactly why it has been at the frontline of surveillance innovation over the last two decades IDIS, a global surveillance manufacturer, announces that it will kick off its twentieth anniversary celebrations during Intersec 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center on January 22-24 on its stand S1-F26. To commemorate two decades of innovation, IDIS has also teamed up with Security Buyer magazine to host an exclusive networking and drinks reception to be attended by over 300 key VIPs from the security industry. Held in the Ballroom at the Dubai International Convention Center at 23rd on January, IDIS will address the audience and welcome attendees to join in the celebrations. New Innovative Solutions Earlier in the day IDIS will also hold a press briefing on its stand S1-F26, where the company will honor customers and partners for making the last twenty years such a phenomenal success. At the same time the IDIS team will demonstrate exactly why the company has been at the frontline of surveillance innovation over the last two decades by unveiling a number of new innovative solutions including: IDIS Solution Suite, open architecture and enterprise-level video management software (VMS), that offers a highly responsive and cost-effective modular design and comes with free software and firmware updates A 64-channel network video recorder (NVR), the DR-8364D, featuring Full HD real-time recording, RAID 1/5/10, dual power, total throughput of 900Mbps and failover redundancy IDIS ANPR that features true plug-and-play technology to deliver ground-breaking accuracy, a true multi-lane field of view and superior image quality combined with simple and fast deployment IDIS VA in the Box video analytics, including people counting, heat mapping and queue management so users can learn more about their customers' behaviours, needs and demands IDIS Intelligent Codec, an advancement on H.265 that optimizes focus points and delivers savings up to 90% on bandwidth and storage when combined with Motion Adaptive Transmission IDIS Super 4K Total Solution a high-performance mix of 4K NVRs, cameras and monitors and support for H.265 to deliver sharper and more accurate surveillance for powerful image analysis IDIS Total Surveillance Solution "Visitors will also gain an introduction to the newest, most robust iteration of the IDIS total surveillance solution yet" Commenting, Harry Kwon, General Manager, IDIS Middle East and Africa (MENA), said: “We are thrilled to kick off our 20th anniversary celebrations at Intersec – the largest exhibition in its industry with visitors from across 127 countries also making it the most international show worldwide. We would like to take this opportunity to invite visitors to attend our stand S1-F26 and be part of our commemorations where we will celebrate twenty years of success with our partners and customers as well as running some fun competitions and prize draws for visitors to the show.” “Visitors will also gain an introduction to the newest, most robust iteration of the IDIS total surveillance solution yet. A true end-to-end, single source offering, the IDIS total solution is able to meet surveillance needs of every type and size. New enterprise-level solutions including our 64-channel NVR, powerfully accurate IDIS ANPR and 4K line up combined with industry-leading compression technology, robust network security and data integrity is making the IDIS total solution incredibly attractive to range of customers including retailers, large enterprises, universities and government agencies. We look forward to welcoming everyone at our stand in Dubai.”
IDIS ANPR features plug-and-play technology to deliver ground-breaking accuracy IDIS, a surveillance manufacturer, announces that it will kick off its twentieth anniversary celebrations during Intersec 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center on 22-24 January on its stand S1-F26.To commemorate two decades of innovation, IDIS will hold a press briefing on its stand S1-F26 on Monday 23rd January when the company will honor customers and partners for making the last twenty years such a phenomenal success.Innovative Solutions At DisplayAt the same time, the IDIS team will demonstrate exactly why the company has been at the frontline of surveillance innovation over the last two decades by unveiling a number of new innovative solutions including: IDIS Solution Suite, an open architecture and enterprise-level video management software (VMS), that offers a highly responsive and cost-effective modular design and comes with free software and firmware updates; A 64-channel network video recorder (NVR), the DR-8364D, featuring Full HD real-time recording, RAID 1/5/10, dual power, total throughput of 900Mbps and failover redundancy; IDIS ANPR that features true plug-and-play technology to deliver ground breaking accuracy, a true multi-lane field of view and superior image quality combined with simple and fast deployment; IDIS VA in the Box video analytics, including people counting, heat mapping and queue management so users can learn more about their customers' behaviors, needs and demands; IDIS Intelligent Codec, an advancement on H.265 that optimizes focus points and enhances video operation and search, while delivering savingsup to 90% on bandwidth and storage when combined with Motion Adaptive Transmission; IDIS Super 4K Total Solution, a high-performance mix of 4K NVRs, cameras and monitors and support for H.265 to deliver sharper and more accurate surveillance for powerful image analysis. Complete Surveillance Solution RangeCommenting, Harry Kwon, General Manager, IDIS Middle East and Africa (MENA), said: “We are excited to kick off our 20th anniversary celebrations at Intersec—the largest exhibition in its industry with visitors form across 127 countries also making it the most international show worldwide and brings the entire security buying chain under one roof. I would like to take this opportunity to invite visitors to attend our stand S1-F26 and be part of our commemorations where we will celebrate twenty years of success with our partners and customers as well as running some fun competitions.”“Visitors will also gain an introduction to the newest, most robust iteration of the IDIS total surveillance solution yet. A true end-to-end, single source offering, the IDIS total solution is able to meet surveillance needs of every type and size. New enterprise-level solutions including our 64-channel NVR, powerfully accurate IDIS ANPR and 4K line up combined with industry-leading compression technology, robust network security and data integrity is making the IDIS total solution incredibly attractive to a wide range of customers including retailers, large enterprises, universities, and government agencies. We look forward to welcoming everyone on our stand in Dubai.” Save
Intersec 2017 focusses on IP-based video surveillance for retail sector offering The rise of IoT (Internet of Things), and its convergence with video analytics is set to have a profound impact on the Middle East video surveillance industry, as the regional security sector’s traditional boundaries continue to blur. Global security solutions providers at the upcoming Intersec 2017 trade show in Dubai said the retail sector is one of many industry verticals where video surveillance can offer bottom-line benefits far beyond loss prevention and control. Intelligent IP Video Analytics Swedish company Axis Communications is one of more than 1,200 exhibitors at Intersec, and will offer up a range of intelligent solutions based on IP (Internet Protocol) video analytics that have multiple applications across a range of sectors, including retail. Johan Åkesson, Director of Business Development for Retail at Axis Communications, said retailers who think of video surveillance as a loss prevention tool are missing a huge opportunity to leverage some truly powerful in-store intelligence. Real-Time In-Store Surveillance “When retailers think of video surveillance, it’s usually in the context of loss prevention and security, but there’s a whole other arena where surveillance video provides enormous value: gathering real-time in-store intelligence to help improve margins,” said Åkesson. “With embedded analytics in network video cameras, retailers can not only observe customer behavior in-store, but garner real-time statistics to improve store layout, product and display placements, and even identify bottlenecks and dead areas on the shop floor.” Axis Communications will display its entire range of intelligent security solutions at Intersec 2017, which runs from 22-24 January at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. It’s among the world’s top ten security solutions providers that will all be out in force at the world’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection. Retailers who think of video surveillance as a lossprevention tool are missinga huge opportunity to leverage some truly powerful in-store intelligence Video Analytics Solutions The 19th edition of the three-day event arrives as the global appetite for video analytics is expected to grow annually by 20 per cent, from US$1.69 billion in 2016 to US$4.23 billion by 2021, according to news portal Security.World. Dubai-based AgilityGrid is another Intersec 2017 exhibitor that will showcase its video surveillance hardware and software solutions, having already worked on a major project in a Qatar mall where it installed thousands of cameras and over 10 PB (petabyte) of storage. Security Surveillance Solutions Costa Boukouvalas, the CEO of Agility Grid, said there’s a strong demand in the retail sector for large-scale surveillance solutions, with Big Data playing a key role. “The trend for Big Data analytics and understanding more about customers and people’s behavior in general is going to increasingly be applied to video analytics – from use of facial recognition and biometric software to recognizing VIP customers when they enter a retail outlet,” said Boukouvalas. “Our large-scale solutions have ranged up to 10PB, 3,000 cameras and over 100 recording servers. At Intersec, we’ll also be showcasing a new hardware line that better caters to customers who have medium-sized solution requirements with virtualization.” Exceptional Performance Security System Elsewhere, Korean-based surveillance solutions provider IDIS will return to Intersec 2017, and is looking to emulate the successful partnership it established with Sedar – a home furnishing manufacturer and retailer – at one of the show’s previous editions. Harry Kwon, General Manager of IDIS Middle East & North Africa, explained, “IDIS first exhibited at the Intersec in 2014, and at the time Sedar needed a state-of-the-art security surveillance system that offered exceptional performance without placing a heavy burden on company resources.” Central Monitoring “By the time the Sedar team visited IDIS at Intersec 2014, the company had already reviewed and dismissed systems from around 40 other manufacturers. At our stand, Sedar finally found what it was looking for, and by 2015, it rolled out over 400 IDIS full-HD cameras and 40 network video recorders, all operated through IDIS Solution Suite to provide both local and centralized monitoring from its headquarters in Dubai. The solution has secured Sedar’s manufacturing facility, a 50,000sqm distribution center in Riyadh, the company headquarters, eight major warehouse and 20-plus showrooms across the Middle East.” "IP-based surveillance systems have surpassed the boundary between passive monitoringand interpretative systems that can analyze and providereal-time intelligence" Added Kwon, “The IDIS solution enabled Sedar to benefit from rapid plug-and-play installation, minimal maintenance, outstanding resilience, storage and retrieval of footage. Additionally, the company has seen a 10% increase in staff productivity, experienced fewer reports of unauthorized access and potential concerns around employee behavior and also has the ultimate scalability in order to support future growth.” IP Solution For Remote Monitoring Other leading Intersec exhibitors showcasing IP-based video surveillance solutions for retail and other enterprise sectors include Hikvision, Honeywell, Bosch Security Systems, Dahua, Tyco, Flir Systems, iOmniscient, NIT, Nedap, March Networks, and LENSEC. Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the organiser of Intersec, said, “IP-based surveillance systems have surpassed the boundary between passive monitoring of premises and establishments into interactive and interpretative systems that can analyze and provide real-time intelligence to remote control rooms for further action.” “Breakthrough technology and interactive systems will transform the way surveillance and monitoring is done across the world, and as the leading international security and saEVVA to participate in Intersec Dfety trade platform, Intersec 2017 will be the launch venue of choice for the industry.” Intersec 2017 Show Sections Intersec 2017 will feature more than 1,200 exhibitors from 52 countries, while over 31,000 visitors from 128 countries are expected to attend as they seek the latest solutions across seven show sections of Commercial Security, Fire & Rescue, Safety & Health, Homeland Security & Policing, Perimeter & Physical Security, Information Security, and Smart Home & Building Automation. The annual showcase is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and officially supported by Dubai Police, the Dubai Civil Defense, and Dubai Police Academy. Save
The event forms part of the strategy to transform Dubai into a leading city in safety and security IDIS has announced that it will be a platinum sponsor of this year’s Smarter Dubai Forum for Safety and Security taking place at the Sofitel Downtown Dubai hotel on 20th September 2016. Following the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Ben Rashid Al-Maktoom, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the event forms part of the strategy to transform Dubai into one of the world’s leading cities in safety, security and systematic developments. The forum is intended to highlight the role of both the private and public sectors in deploying the latest technologies to realize a secure, safe and environmentally friendly lifestyle.IDIS Solutions In line with meeting the forum strategy and current market needs, IDIS will be showcasing its end-to-end total surveillance solution encompasses the company’s latest innovations including the IDIS 5MP Super Fisheye camera, a 64-channel real time live and record NVR providing enterprise-level performance at an NVR cost and the enterprise-level video management software, IDIS Solution Suite. The event will also see Harry Kwon, General Manager of IDIS Middle East and North Africa (MENA), present how the IDIS total surveillance solution is enhancing safety and security for a range of customers globally, while delivering a raft of other benefits through high-performance, rich features and functionality combined with a low total cost of ownership. Kwon will also be part of the panel and moderation team throughout the day’s proceedings, while the IDIS MENA team will be available during breaks to give hands-on and interactive demonstrations. MENA GrowthHarry Kwon, General Manager of IDIS MENA, noted: “It is a great honor to sponsor this year’s Smarter Dubai Forum and support Highness Sheikh Mohammed Ben Rashid Al-Maktoom’s vision of ensuring Dubai continues to be one of the safest and most secure cities in the world.“The forum follows exponential growth for IDIS both globally and across MENA. Just over eighteen months ago we opened our regional headquarters here in Dubai and have since had some strategic wins and built up a network of partners. This forum will give us further opportunities to build upon our success and demonstrate how IDIS technology can benefit the entire security buying chain. This event will give us the perfect opportunity to do just that as it brings together a wealth of senior decision makers from across the region and I look forward to welcoming the delegates on 20th September.” Save
The appointment signals the growing Middle East demand for the IDIS Total Solution IDIS has appointed Wael Tanoukhi to the position of Technical Manager to support its growing customer base in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Based out of the IDIS MENA regional headquarters in Dubai, Wael will lead pre- and after sales technical support across the region. He will also oversee the IDIS training program for both installers and end-users as well as driving product-marketing initiatives across the region. 18 Years Experience With a strong technical background, Wael brings with him over eighteen years’ experience of delivering tightly integrated security and ICT solutions, most recently at Weqaya Security Consulting L.L.C where he held the position of senior project manager. Wael has also held technical and commercial positions at Interconnected Security Systems following a six-year tenure with Genetec. Commenting on his appointment Wael Tanoukhi, Technical Manager at IDIS MENA, noted: “This is an exciting time to join IDIS during a period of major global expansion and growth. I’m looking forward to putting my security and ICT skills to work in order to build upon the rapid success IDIS has had since launching the IDIS Total Solution in the region and opening its MENA headquarters in Dubai.” Cost Effective And Flexible Surveillance “The IDIS Total Solution meets the surveillance needs of a wide range of businesses and its inherent flexibility, low total cost of ownership, reliability and quality are proving it to be a smart choice for organizations big or small. I look forward to working closely with our customers to ensure they maximize these and the many other benefits that IDIS technologies deliver.” Harry Kwon, General Manager of IDIS MENA, added: “Opening our offices here in Dubai in January 2015 already yielded a number of new installation partners and saw us win some major end user customers including SEDAR and Majmaah University both utilising the IDIS Total Solution across multiple sites. I’m thrilled to welcome Wael on-board. His appointment ensures we will continue to provide first-class technical services at a local level, while supporting our continued growth in the region.” Speaking fluent Arabic, English and French, Wael holds a Master’s degree in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering and a degree in Computer Software Engineering both from the University of Ottawa, Canada.
IDIS will share the availability of a true end-to-end 4K solution for every need and size IDIS, the global surveillance powerhouse, announces the introduction of its total 4K surveillance solution at this year’s Intersec on stand S1-B24 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, 17-19 January. Core Benefits Of IDIS Solution At Intersec Through a series of presentations and hands-on demonstrations, IDIS will share the core benefits of the IDIS solution: the availability of a true end-to-end 4K solution for every need and size, with highest-quality performance at a game changing low total cost of ownership. The IDIS total 4K solution comprises a range of IP cameras, monitors (including the slimmest bezel-to-bezel video wall monitor at 3.6mm), network accessories as well as a choice of recording platforms. These include the license free video management software (VMS) IDIS Center, which operates across a range of network video recorders (NVRs) including the world’s highest performing 4K H.265 NVR, the IDIS DR-6332PS-S. The DR-6332PS-S features class-leading network throughput up to 350Mbps (including significantly enhanced image quality on remote clients), leading-edge 4K video out capability, and support for H.265, which allows a saving of up to 50% of storage space. Enterprise customers also have the choice of IDIS Solution Suite, a highly scalable and flexible VMS, offering a unified user experience across different technology platforms in a modular manner that delivers customized feature sets at an affordable price point. Additionally, Visitors To Stand S1-B24 Will Experience IDIS Innovation Including: The company’s flagship DirectIP™ offering—which leverages a revolutionary NVR-based approach to bring unparalleled plug-and-play simplicity, high performance, and affordability. The IDIS 5MP Super Fisheye Camera—featuring super smooth dual dewarping technology both camera- and client-side (including via mobile devices). Delivering complete situational awareness, operators are able to split the 360° view into smaller, more focused images, while simultaneously retaining a panoramic view. Plus, the company’s most sophisticated integrated solutions to date that respond to a range of industry challenges, including point of sale integration, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), facial recognition and integration with access control solutions from the world’s leading manufacturers. Harry Kwon, General Manager of IDIS Middle East and North Africa, previews, “At Intersec, the IDIS team will demonstrate exactly how IDIS total solutions can deliver tangible benefits to the entire security buying chain, from distributors, installers, and integrators through to end-users. “Whether a visitor is new to IDIS solutions, or a long-time advocate of the innovative IDIS approach to surveillance, our total solution offering this year is sure to do what IDIS does best: change the game when it comes to surveillance. We look forward to welcoming everyone on stand S1-B24.”
DirectIP offered Sedar a complete end-to-end solution comprising a range of IP cameras IDIS recently announced that Sedar, a leading brand in the world of window fashion and fine furnishings, has rolled out IDIS DirectIP full-HD surveillance across its sales, manufacturing and warehousing operations in the Middle East. Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sedar employs 2,500 people serving a multicultural base of middle to high-end income customers. With ambitious expansion plans, Sedar wanted to increase the security and safety of its customers and staff, increase productivity and manage authorized entry into company premises. The company also wanted added flexibility to help maintain quality control across the business and to ensure compliance with best working practices. After careful evaluation, Sedar selected IDIS DirectIP based on its high performance, quality, low cost of ownership and the customer service and responsiveness of the IDIS sales and technical team. DirectIP offered Sedar a complete end-to-end solution comprising a range of IP cameras, Network Video Recorders (NVRs), monitors, bundled IDIS Center™ Video Management Software (VMS) plus switching hubs and accessories. Following a successful trial in March 2014, Sedar began a phased roll out of a 400+ camera and forty NVR DirectIP solution across its UAE multi-site company headquarters, twenty plus prime location showrooms, a 50,000 square meter distribution center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and eight major warehouses. Plug and play simplicity meant the installation was completed with minimal engineer training and no disruption to routine operations. At each location installation took approximately two days including all infrastructure, configuration, and commissioning. “The speed of the Sedar rollout across multiple international sites is testament to DirectIP’s true plug-and-play simplicity" A control center at Sedar’s Sharjar headquarters coordinates centralized live monitoring of all locations by a small team of operators. Supporting Sedar expansion plans, the company can easily extend video surveillance connectivity to each new international location that comes online, including franchise operations worldwide. Imad Najjar, Sedar Marketing Manager said: “Sedar is a trusted brand with a strong commitment to quality. To uphold our high standards while supporting an ambitious multinational growth strategy, we wanted a state-of-the-art security surveillance system that offered exceptional performance without placing a heavy burden on company time and resources. We were immediately impressed with IDIS DirectIP. It was user friendly, technically robust and offered everything we required – it was in a different class.” Since implementing the solution, Sedar has reported a 10% increase in staff productivity, fewer reports of unauthorized access to company premises and fewer calls to investigate potential concerns about employee behavior. Harry Kwon, General Manager, IDIS Middle East, noted: “The speed of the Sedar rollout across multiple international sites is testament to DirectIP’s true plug-and-play simplicity, which also eases the burden of routine maintenance. Combining this with no annual license fees and low power consumption, we were able to offer Sedar an industry-leading low cost of ownership, while enabling significant operational efficiencies. We look forward to working with the Sedar team as they continue to expand their operations across the region.” Sedar is pursuing an ambitious growth strategy, including franchise opportunities, to further extend its reach. During 2015 new retail outlets are due to open in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region that will implement IDIS DirectIP for all security and safety operations. For more information on IDIS and DirectIP, visit www.idisglobal.com.
IDIS announced Harry Kwon as General Manager for the Middle East and Jamil Alasfar as Regional Sales Manager Building on an already robust commitment to the Middle East and North Africa regions, IDIS announced the appointment of a new General Manager and Regional Sales Manager with dedicated Middle East responsibilities, and touted the opening of the IDIS Middle East headquarters in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis. IDIS made the announcements at Intersec 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. IDIS announced that Harry Kwon, a veteran IDIS global business manager, has been named General Manager for the Middle East. Kwon has supported IDIS business initiatives in Middle East, Russia, and Australian marketplaces for more than ten years, and will be based out of the company’s new Dubai regional head office. IDIS also appointed Jamil Alasfar as Regional Sales Manager. Alasfar will develop the Middle East and North African markets, working with new customers, including installers, integrators, distributors and end users, providing sales and technical support, as well as training. IDIS also announced the opening of a permanent regional head office in Dubai Silicon Oasis. The 7.2 million square meter master planned community includes a technology park and provides both a living and working integrated community for global industry leaders, including Fujitsu, Western Digital, and IDIS. Harry Kwon, General Manager, IDIS Middle East, said, “IDIS is taking action to clearly demonstrate our long-term commitment to the Middle East and North Africa region. We are building up key, dedicated regional leadership with the experience and expertise to drive growth and represent IDIS quality and excellence. “The opening of a new IDIS Middle East office, in Dubai Silicon Oasis, is another example of IDIS’s commitment to serving our Middle East and North Africa customers with the same level of personal dedication and localised attention known by IDIS customers around the world. The selection of the Dubai Silicon Oasis, one of the region’s leading concentrations of corporate thought and innovation, is an ideal fit for IDIS’s culture of excellence.” IDIS made these announcements at Intersec 2015, alongside a featured expansion of the company’s signature ultimate surveillance experience, featuring IDIS DirectIP™, an end-to-end surveillance solution that delivers benefits across the entire security buying chain. For more information on IDIS and DirectIP, visit www.idisglobal.com.