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The new year 2019 is brimming with possibilities for the physical security industry, but will those possibilities prove to be good news or bad news for our market? Inevitably, it will be a combination of good and bad, but how much good and how bad? We wanted to check the temperature of the industry as it relates to expectations for the new year, so we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How optimistic is your outlook for the physical security industry in 2019? Why?
Rapid changes in technology span both the consumer and the physical security markets. In the consumer market, technology innovation is nowhere more apparent than in the palms of our hands, where we all hold the latest smartphones and mobile devices. Simply put, the unprecedented power and capabilities of today’s smart phones have changed our lives. No wonder they are also having an impact on our business of physical security systems. Although a consumer product, smartphones increasingly play a role in security. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How are smartphones impacting technologies in the physical security market?
The end of the year is a great time to reflect on what the security industry has accomplished and to look ahead. We invited our Expert Panel Roundtable to weigh in on what they expect looking forward to the new year. Most industry-watchers are familiar with the major trends, but how will those trends play out in 2017? Specifically, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What will be the biggest headlines for the security marketplace in 2017?
The last day of Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Las Vegas proved to be the calm after the storm. But a slower third day could not undermine a largely successful 2018 show for exhibitors and attendees. Sometimes the success of a trade show isn’t measured by numbers of attendees (which were reportedly down again this year). Sometimes it’s the individual successes that make an impression. “Just learning about this made the whole trip worthwhile,” said one GSX attendee at the Johnson Controls booth, referring to the company’s new PowerSeries Pro intrusion devices. It’s the kind of feedback that makes the expense of exhibiting at a big trade show worthwhile. The new PowerSeries Pro is an extension of Johnson Controls’ existing line that is expressly designed for the commercial security market. The ‘hybrid’ (wired or wireless) device offers ease of installation and full cybersecurity including 128bit AES encryption with spread spectrum for no jamming or interference. It employs frequency hopping technology first developed for the Israeli defense force. Wireless Technology For Cybersecurity PowerG eliminates the need for wires by providing ‘invisible wired technology’, a marketing term that emphasises the cybersecurity of the product PowerSeries Pro uses PowerG wireless technology and expands the portfolio of PowerG devices from residential through commercial. For use in a wired solution, the main advantage is ease of installation; terminal blocks ‘pop out’ easily and can be wired and plugged back in. Alternatively, PowerG eliminates the need for wires by providing ‘invisible wired technology’, a marketing term that emphasises the cybersecurity of the product – wireless at the same level of cybersecurity as wired. Johnson Controls addresses three big factors with the product line: cybersecurity, user control, and easy installation and dependability. It’s part of Johnson Controls’ broader approach to provide ‘one-stop shopping’, enabling an end user to control their environments, video and access, and protect their contents, according to the company. Need For More Security In K-12 Schools In addition to reaching end users, lock company Allegion sees the show as an opportunity to meet with technology partners. “It’s great to bring together a concentration of people in the industry,” said Brad Aikin, Channel Led Business Leader, Integrator Channel. “We have had good conversations with technology companies here at the show in terms of partnering, both physical access control and OEM partners. We have also had good conversations with the integrator channel.” From speaking with education end users at GSX, Aikin sees a large unmet need for security in K-12 schools, more so than in colleges and universities. “K-12 is underserved,” he says. “They need to identify their priority of needs, and now they can serve needs they couldn’t before, both layering levels of security and phasing in implementation over time. Now things can be applied and tried out without disrupting the environment.” An example is the Von Duprin RU RM (Remote Undogging and Remote Monitoring) door exit devices, which are being integrated by access control partners Sielox, IDenticard and Vanderbilt. Intelligence is added to the door exit device to enable inexpensive monitoring of secondary, previously unconnected doors. The doors can be monitored and locked or unlocked at various points in the day. Lock company Allegion sees the show as an opportunity to meet with technology partners Bridging The Gap Between IT And Physical Security One exhibitor – ADT – noticed more information technology (IT) professionals accompanying their physical security counterparts at this year’s GSX exhibition. “They come along to kill dreams on the spot,” said Morgan Harris, Senior Director Enterprise Solutions, noting the IT department’s frequent hesitancy to add untrustworthy elements to the network. ADT is looking to transform and expand its 144-year-old brand in the commercial security space and has completed eight acquisitions in the last year to accomplish the goal. Some of the acquisitions build on ADT’s expanding cybersecurity initiative, which is both a fully-functioning stand-alone business and an effort to bridge the divide between IT and physical security. ADT is positioning itself to manage enterprise risk in the broadest sense. Combining IT And Cybersecurity The Internet of Things (IoT) is fuelling convergence but are we missing out on how to talk to each other and communicate effectively between IT and security?" “The Internet of Things (IoT) is fueling convergence but are we missing out on how to talk to each other and communicate effectively between IT and security?” asked Harris. “Projects have failed because information was lost in translation.” ADT seeks to have skillsets, experience and certifications on both sides of the issue. “It enables us to be the in-between,” says Harris. “We can blend the two together and be the translator. It’s great for both sides, advocating for security counterparts and for the network simplifies deployment and processes.” Harris sees a trade-off between cybersecurity and convenience in the industry. For example, if a manufacturer says they have a simplified process and only offers firmware updates once a year, cybersecurity suffers, he said. Lack of third-party testing is another way that manufacturers sometimes trade cybersecurity for convenience, at heightened risk to integrators and end users. Training Courses For Integrators And Partners Milestone Systems is expanding its level of involvement with integrator partners, and now provides Partner Business Reviews (PBR) to assess an integrator’s activities, sales and training, pipeline and marketing initiatives. The partner reviews often uncover issues that can be easily rectified through additional training, says Megan McHugh, Milestone’s Training Marketing Manager, Learning and Performance. Milestone uses a dashboard to track each integrator’s completed training courses and can point out additional courses needed to ensure an integrator partner’s success. Milestone offers a variety of in-person, e-learning and YouTube video courses to train installing partners, systems integrators and self-integrators on best practices Milestone offers a variety of in-person, e-learning and YouTube video courses (in 12 different languages) to train installing partners, systems integrators and self-integrators on best practices. ‘Cloud Labs’ are instructor-led online classes. All courses are linked to a variety of support resources. Sometimes a simple checklist accessed on a smart phone can ensure that every aspect of an install is performed and can instill added confidence in customers. The open platform company’s new agile development cycle – releasing multiple versions of XProtect software throughout the year – creates extra challenges to keep learning initiatives up to date. Along with each new release, various existing courses are updated. The concepts of “training and certification” are being replaced at Milestone with “learning and performance,” says McHugh. Milestone is also looking to hire 170 new R&D staff and open a new center in Barcelona (in addition to current R&D centers in Copenhagen and Sofia, Bulgaria). Making Camera Installation Easy Hanwha Techwin is another company that is seeing more interest in cybersecurity, as well as concern about whether a product is supported professionally. They have doubled-up production in South Korea and added capacity in Vietnam to avoid manufacturing in China. Thinking about their integrators, Hanwha Techwin is putting more emphasis on making installation easy. Installation costs may be up to 50 percent of a job, so easier installation frees up money to buy more or better cameras. With a new design of their cameras, an electrical contractor can now install the camera base and conduit, and then the integrator can easily plug in the camera later. Camera bases are common across multiple models, so a customer could switch out a 5-megapixel for a 2-megapixel camera later on if they want to (same housing plate). ‘Skins’ allow the color of cameras to be changed to match surrounding décor. “We are changing the idea of how people approach selling a camera, and it’s a whole new idea of how to install cameras,” said Tom Cook, Senior Vice President, North American Sales, Hanwha Techwin. Hanwha cameras can include a sound classification analytic to detect sounds such as gunshots Cameras With Sound Detection Technology Hanwha offers more flexibility in the field – interchangeable parts are packed together to enable configuration on site. And there is no need to stand on a ladder to position cameras; stepper motors help with remote camera positioning. Multi-sensor cameras have modules (combining lenses and sensors) that can be switched out at installation. Hanwha Techwin cameras can also include a sound classification analytic to detect sounds such as gunshots, screams or glass breaks, especially useful in K-12 education environments. Unification and the customer journey were a key emphasis for Genetec at GSX 2018. Unification for Genetec means combining multiple functions on one platform, from one vendor and using one source code. The company approaches the market by analyzing each customer’s journey as it relates to Genetec products. A typical customer journey involves (1) a company looking for standalone systems; (2) the need to centralize systems through integration and unification; (3) increasing automation and workflow; and (4) adding intelligence for more informed decision-making. “Genetec wants to get more in-depth with customers, be more comfortable with their business, and understand their challenges,” said Derek Arcuri, Product Marketing Manager. “We want to get naked with our customers.” Machine Learning Engine For Crime Prevention In the city of Chicago, Citigraf detects patterns in crime behavior and determines where a crime is likely to occur There was a big crowd at the Genetec booth, and not because the comment was applied literally. Genetec has divided itself into multiple parts, each focused on a vertical market such as retail or transportation. The approach is to operate as a ‘federation of startups’, with each market sector accountable to fill in the gaps in the portfolio to meet the specific needs of each vertical. For example, Genetec’s Citigraf is an unsupervised machine learning engine with an algorithm to detect anomalies and trends from a large pool of data in a municipal environment. In the city of Chicago, Citigraf detects patterns in crime behavior and determines where a crime is likely to occur. The system alerts operators in a bureau or area that has a higher risk level and should beef up the number of first responders. Chicago has seen a 39 percent decrease in average response time of first responders as a result. In the retail market, Genetec leverages the security infrastructure to analyze shopping trends and provide data for merchandising and operations. “Each customer is getting a portfolio of products tailored to the industry they are in,” says Arcuri. Demonstrating IoT Devices Axis Communications displayed its range of products at GSX, demonstrating its almost total transformation from an IP camera company to a supplier of a full range of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. “Axis is broadening its portfolio to include more solutions,” said Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Systems and Solutions. “Our success is driven by continuing to innovate our portfolio. The market is continuing to grow, and Axis is continuing to expand its market share.” Eight ‘Axis Customer Experience Centers’ around the United States help Axis stay close to their integrators, customers, partners and prospects. IP addressable audio speakers from Axis can provide music as a service, and then can be interrupted for audio messages on behalf of physical security Axis has offered access control IP edge devices since 2013, and now has a new A1601 door controller being sold with partner-only software (no embedded Axis software like previous A1001 devices). In audio products, Axis has a portfolio of speakers, intercoms, and public address systems. Acquisition Of IP Door Intercom Company Enhancing the audio line was acquisition in 2016 of 2N, an IP door intercom company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic. In North America, the 2N team is now fully part of Axis. The line emphasises simple architecture, programmability, and the ability to integrate widely. The products use Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) to integrate through the cloud or peer-to-peer. IP addressable audio speakers from Axis can provide music as a service, and then can be interrupted for audio messages on behalf of physical security. Retail, education and enterprise customers are gravitating to IP audio. An IP bridge can tie existing analog components into the IP system. For perimeter security, Axis offers a radar device to help eliminate false alarms, as well as thermal cameras.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomed a new Chairman and new Directors to the SIA Board of Directors during ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The SIA Board of Directors ratified the selection of Scott Schafer, Principal at SMS Advisors LLC, as SIA Chairman of the Board during an organisational meeting of the Board held at ISC West. “I thank the Security Industry Association for entrusting me with the responsibilities of SIA Chairman of the Board,” said Schafer. “As a longtime member of SIA, I understand the value the association has delivered to its members the importance of driving even more value though great execution of our strategic plan going forward. I would like to thank Denis Hebert for his many contributions to SIA during his term as chairman. We look forward to his future engagement with the SIA board.”These leaders will help SIA navigate through emerging opportunities while ensuring the association’s programmes are achieving their full potential" SIA Executive Committee Following the ratification, the SIA executive committee for 2018 now includes: Chairman: Scott Schafer, SMS Advisors Vice Chairman: Dan Moceri, Convergint Technologies Treasurer: Rich Cillessen, Siemens Industry Secretary: Pierre Trapanese, Northland Controls Immediate Past Chairman: Denis Hebert, Feenics Voting Members The SIA membership ratified new voting members of Board of Directors (listed alphabetically by last name): Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Solutions & Services, Axis Communications Janet Fenner, Director, Business Development, Dahua Technology Mike Foynes, Senior Director, Global Security, Microsoft Corporation John E. Mack III, Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Investment Banking, Imperial Capital, LLC Tom Nakatani, Vice President, IT, Customer Monitoring Technology, ADT The Chairman and Directors of the SIA Board serve two-year terms. “SIA members will continue to be well-represented through an impressive set of directors who are well-respected within the global security industry,” said SIA Chairman Schafer. “Collectively, these leaders will help SIA navigate through emerging opportunities and challenges while ensuring that the association’s programmes and events are achieving their full potential for all of our members.”
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected James Marcella, Director, Industry Associations, Axis Communications Inc., as 2017 SIA Committee Chair of the Year for his work with the SIA Education Committee. With this award, SIA honours Marcella for his work in strengthening education programming for the security industry through SIA Education. SIA Chairman Denis Hébert will present the 2017 Committee Chair of the Year Award to Marcella at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, scheduled to occur on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, during ISC West in Las Vegas. “I am humbled and honoured to be recognized for my work with SIA,” said Marcella. “SIA serves as a keystone for the security industry, connecting many different companies together in a common cause." "It serves as a powerful platform for promulgating the latest industry education, whether to share news of regulations and best practices or to update professionals on the latest developments in state-of-the-art technology. I look forward to continuing to guide SIA course offerings as the association’s Education Committee Chair.”James shares instructions on how to maximize the efforts to bring value to SIA and its members Security Education Expertise Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Solutions and Services, Axis Communications, said, “James takes every opportunity to educate our current and new team members on the mission and values of SIA and the importance of being involved in moving our industry forward to meet the challenges we face. He is a great internal teacher as well." "He instructs us on our work with SIA and how to maximize the efforts with various other committees to bring value to SIA and its members. He has made us all better in that work.” SIA CEO Don Erickson said, “I very much appreciate the time James has put into leading the Education Committee and working with SIA. I recognize there are many different places he could spend his time with associations and the fact that he has made so many important contributions to help educate the industry in this role is greatly appreciated!” Contributions To SIA The contributions Marcella has made as SIA Education Committee Chair include: Co-creating the curriculum for the Systems Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree in Security Systems and Technologies, and serving as the main instructor Leading the update of the Security Project Management Common Body of Knowledge Guidebook Serving as a member of the ISC Education Conference Advisory Board Assisting with the development of Securing New Ground executive conference program content Championing the Certified Security Project Manager certification Promoting SIA across the security industry Hébert will present SIA award recipients, including the SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award, Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award and SIA Chairman’s Award, at The Advance, held during ISC West 2018 in Rooms 505/506 of the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, April 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The AXIS FA Series enables cost-effective and highly discreet indoor surveillance of four areas using one camera system Axis Communications, a manufacturer of network video cameras has announced the AXIS FA Series with modular cameras for highly discreet, cost-efficient video surveillance, and three new additions to the AXIS P13 Series that offer 4K resolution in full frame rate and that enable coverage of large areas with high image detail. ISC West Product Reviews In Axis’ booth at ISC West, the company will be previewing a selection of products that will be launched later this year, including new high resolution fixed domes in the AXIS M30 Series, AXIS P32 Series, and AXIS Q35 Series. Most notably, Axis will be previewing their newest technology, AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector – an outdoor motion detector with radar technology that can provide cost-efficient perimeter protection and decrease false alarms. The new network radar is a great complement to existing surveillance solutions in smaller outdoor areas, such as warehouse perimeters and construction sites, that need monitoring after-hours. “We are excited to attend ISC West and to showcase our products and solutions there,” said Fredrik Nilsson, VP, Americas, Axis Communications, Inc. “AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector, our newest technology will be on display and can provide accurate and reliable day and night detection, fewer false alarms, which lowers costs and can also integrate into existing security and surveillance systems.” AXIS FA Series The modular AXIS FA Series consists of separate units that comprise the AXIS FA54 Main Unit, AXIS FA1105 Sensor Unit with a standard lens, AXIS FA1125 Sensor Unit with a pinhole lens and AXIS FA4115 Dome Sensor Unit with a varifocal lens. The Series enables cost-effective and highly discreet indoor surveillance of four closely situated areas using one camera system. The new network radar is a great complement to existing surveillance solutions in smaller outdoor areas AXIS FA54 Main Unit can stream at full frame rate HDTV 1080p videos from four connected sensor units simultaneously using one IP address. It captures video with Wide Dynamic Range- Forensic Capture (WDR) that is optimized for low light and motion. AXIS FA54 also has the capacity to support advanced video analytics, and has an HDMI output for connection to a surveillance monitor, making the system ideal for retail applications. The sensor units are small enough to be built into surfaces, structures or devices, and can be installed discreetly at eye level. The sensor units come with a 26 ft. cable for connection to an AXIS FA54. AXIS FA Series will be available through Axis’ standard distribution channels in Q2 2017. AXIS FA54 Main Unit will have a suggested retail price of $449, and the AXIS FA Sensor units will range in price from $139 to $179. AXIS P13 Series The indoor AXIS P1367 and outdoor AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1368-E network cameras are additions to the highly-respected AXIS P13 fixed-box Series, which is ideal for city surveillance, transportation and retail environments. With improved light sensitivity, better image quality and higher frame rate, these cameras can provide up to 4K resolution images in large open areas with challenging light conditions, such as train stations, crowded city areas or parking lots. Built-in camera rails increase the flexibility of the camera, allowing larger zoom lenses to be installed, delivering greater detail AXIS P1367/-E support CS and i-CS lenses, while the 4K AXIS P1368-E is delivered with i-CS lens as standard. AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1368-E have specifically been designed for outdoor use. They have an innovative mechanical platform which allows for easier access to connectors and cabling and provides additional space for optional lenses. Built-in camera rails increase the flexibility of the camera, allowing larger zoom lenses to be installed, delivering greater detail. “AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1386-E are among the first products to be released with Axis’ newest chipset, ARTPEC-6,” said Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Solutions & Services, Axis Communications, Inc. “The ARTPEC-6 chip is 160x more powerful than the original ARTPEC-1, making AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1368-E among the highest performing network cameras on the market today.” The new additions to AXIS P13 Series will be available through Axis’ standard distribution channels in Q2 2017 at a suggested retail price ranging from $799 to $1099.
Jemez Technology awarded “Technology Innovation Partner of the Year” again by Axis Communications Jemez Technology’s Eagle-i Edge advanced video analytics solution for real-time threat detection and tracking has been deployed as an integral part of the security technology selected by The City of Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security to protect the more than one million fans expected to experience the 10-day Super Bowl LIVE event at the city’s 12-acre Discovery Green Park. Unparalleled System Performance Houston selected Axis Communications video and audio systems to provide surveillance at and around the event’s venue. Axis thermal cameras are equipped with Eagle-i Edge Perimeter Surveillance software with unparalleled system performance optimized for Axis camera networks. Bud Michael, Jemez Technology VP Corporate Strategy, stated, “We are proud to help maintain public safety every day and at special events such as Super Bowl LIVE. Jemez is honored to partner with Axis in this critical work.” Axis 2016 Technology Innovation Partner Of The Year Award The City of Houston’s deployment of Jemez Technology’s embedded Eagle-i Edge analytics for Super Bowl LIVE highlights Jemez Technology’s unprecedented honor as Axis 2016 Technology Innovation Partner of the Year Award for the second year in a row. This award was bestowed at the 11th annual Axis Connect & Converge Conference (ACCC). Axis, the global leader in network video, presented these annual awards to top channel, software and technology partners. “Jemez is an award-winning technology partner in delivering 24/7 situational awareness for our customers. Installations like Discovery Green Park clearly demonstrate the power of intelligent security solutions that combine advanced perimeter detection with our state-of-the-art thermal cameras. These technologies offer great advantages to law enforcement agencies that manage challenging environments like Super Bowl LIVE,” said Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Solutions & Services, North & Central America, Axis Communications, Inc. Highly-Accurate Perimeter Surveillance Eagle-i Edge, built upon the Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP), incorporates the power of Jemez Technology’s field-proven image processing technology into a powerful and highly-accurate perimeter surveillance offering with capability that until now has not been possible in an edge-based camera application.
Orion’s turnstiles are customized to deliver the perfect solution for any-sized deployment Orion Entrance Control, Inc., a manufacturer of high-end entrance control turnstile solutions, will share its company story, opportunities, and challenges with a group of hand-selected experts and a live audience to gain valuable feedback and advice at the New Hampshire High Tech Council Entrepreneur Forum to be held December 7. Advising Orion Entrance Control, Inc., at the forum will be Scott Dunn, Senior Director of Business Development at Axis Communications; Doug Cubell, Business Development Manager, Embedded Solutions at HID Global; and Mark Schnepel, President of FlexEnergy Inc. The kick-off theme will be going global, an issue Orion faces as the company looks to expand its reach to the worldwide market. Growth And Success “What makes our Entrepreneur Forum series different from other business advisory programs in New Hampshire is how we hand-tailor our advisory panel to complement the presenting organization,” said Matt Cookson, Executive Director of the Council. “The committee members who organize this event work tirelessly to identify and secure a panel of advisers with the right background, skills and philosophy to ensure the presenting company will receive tremendous value from the experience of sharing their entrepreneurial journey with all in attendance.” "In just seven years, Orion Entrance Control, Inc., hasmore than tripled ourworkforce, expanded salesto nine countries" “In just seven years, Orion Entrance Control, Inc., has more than tripled our workforce, expanded sales to nine countries, and has made a name for itself by gaining market share in the competitive security access control and turnstile industry,” said Orion ECI President and Founder Steve Caroselli. “We are excited to be participating in the popular New Hampshire High Tech Council and we look forward to gaining some helpful information from our peers in security who have also experienced incredible growth and success.” Robust Turnstiles And Entrance Control Solutions The Entrepreneur Forum will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at FIRST Place in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tickets are $15 for members, $30 for non-members, and $5 for students. Entrepreneur Forum is sponsored by: Autodesk; Cook Little Rosenblatt & Manson; Dyn; Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire; Howe, Riley & Howe; NH Business Review and TD Bank. Headquartered in New Hampshire, Orion Entrance Control, Inc., is an American manufacturer of robust turnstile and entrance control solutions. Supported with the latest in beam scanning optical detection and Infinity remote lane software and security integrations, Orion’s line of turnstile products is customized to deliver the perfect solution for any-sized deployment in architecturally-pleasing, high-quality finishes. Found on Autodesk Seek, Orion’s award-winning products proudly display the ETL and CSA markings, with compliance to UL 2593 and CE. Save
Axis Communications, the global leader in network video surveillance, announces its first corner-mount fixed network camera. The new AXIS Q8414-LVS features a stainless steel anti-grip casing and is extremely impact resistant, supporting the IK10+ 50 joules rating as well as the IP66/NEMA 4X rating for water resistance. The 24/7 indoor surveillance camera provides superb image quality both day and night with capabilities like Lightfinder technology, which enables life-like colors in low-light conditions, and built-in invisible IR LED illuminator for video surveillance in complete darkness. “High security environments like correctional facilities and psychiatric wards present unique security challenges and a growing need to prevent self-harm and conflict,” said Scott Dunn, director of business development, Axis Communications, Inc. “Specifically designed to meet these needs, AXIS Q8414-LVS lacks ligature points, features an anti-grip design and is extremely vandal resistant. The camera delivers superior HDTV video in any lighting, day or night, for increased image usability.” The new anti-ligature AXIS Q8414-LVS is ideal for video surveillance of small rooms in premises like correctional facilities, interview rooms, psychiatric wards and medical observation rooms, as well as in elevators and stairwells. Thanks to a built-in microphone and the possibility to integrate the network camera into an alarm system via its I/O port, AXIS Q8414-LVS becomes part of the overall surveillance solution, an important tool to protect and secure the safety of people in high security environments. In addition, privacy masks ensure restricted areas are not monitored for privacy reasons or to protect personnel. Available in two color versions, powder coated white (AXIS Q8414-LVS White) and brushed stainless steel (AXIS Q8414-LVS Metal), the corner-mount network camera offers 1.3 megapixel or HDTV 720p video stream. It features P-Iris control for an optimal depth of field, resolution, image contrast and clarity. The horizontal angle of view up to 105° covers the entire room without blind spots. Capabilities such as remote zoom and focus facilitate the optimization of the captured view during the installation. AXIS Q8414-LVS features a unique design that has been developed to be perceived as softer and less provocative than that of other security installations in correctional facilities and psychiatric wards. Working closely with prison and health authorities in several countries as well as system integrators and installers, Axis designed AXIS Q8414-LVS to feature as few cavities and holes as possible to make the camera easy to clean, as well as prevent prisoners and patients from lodging items inside them. AXIS Q8414-LVS Network Camera is supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner Program and AXIS Camera Station. The cameras include support for AXIS Camera Companion, AXIS Camera Application Platform, AXIS Video Hosting System and ONVIF for easy camera system integration and for application developers to provide the camera with intelligent capabilities.