Airports & Ports
- Arecont Vision Cameras And Arteco VEMS Software Helps Safeguard USS Iowa Museum
- Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras Deliver Airport & Port Situational Awareness
- Milestone Surveillance Solution Helps Monitor Jefferson County Waterway’s Vessel Traffic
- Milestone XProtect Corporate VMS Helps Brown County To Monitor Austin Straubel International Airport
Banking & Finance
- March Networks Video Surveillance System Secures Vietnam’s PVcomBank
- UTP-based CCTV Transmission System From NVT Secures Banco De Costa Rica’s Assets
- Tinker Federal Credit Union Takes Security To A New Level With Verint Nextiva IP Video Solution
- Siemens Meets Special Requirements For Retail Bank Security
- Arecont Vision IP Surveillance System Provides Smart Security For Texas School District
- MicroPower Surveillance Platform Provides Cost-Effective, Wireless Security For North Hennepin Community College Parking Areas
- SALTO RFID XS4 Locks Provide Safe And Secure Environment At The University Of Colorado, Boulder
- Arecont Vision Video Surveillance Solutions Safeguard George Mason University, Virginia
Government & Public Services
- Mankato Deploys Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras For City Surveillance
- Arecont Vision Provides Local, State And National Government Surveillance Solutions
- Arecont Video Surveillance Solutions For Municipalities, Law Enforcement, And Governments
- Milestone XProtect IP Video Platform Offers Reliable Surveillance To Beverly Hills Residents
- ViconNet Digital Video Management Platform Safeguards Columbian Palmetto Health Baptist Medical Center
- Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras Selected To Secure Virtua Healthcare System In New Jersey
- SALTO Secures Irish Hospital With XS4 Lockers
- SALTO Access Control System Implemented At The Friendship Village Of Bloomington
Hotels, Leisure & Entertainment
- Arecont Vision Video Surveillance Deployed By Monterey Bay Aquarium, California
- Avigilon Provides Security Solutions To Beşiktaş JK's Vodafone Park Stadium
- Arecont Vision Enables Davenport Grand Hotel To Provide A Safe, Secure, And Relaxing Hotel Experience
- Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras Help MetLife Stadium Replace Its Existing IP Cameras
Industrial & Commercial
- ISONAS IP Access Control Secures Multiple Buildings For Transportation Impact, North Carolina
- Arecont Vision Provides Outdoor Surveillance System For New Dahl Automotive Campus
- The IVX Deploys Promise VSkyCube and VSkyStor for its Cloud-based Video Surveillance Solution
- PROMISE Technology NVRs Help Vos Logistics Upgrade Warehouse Video Surveillance
- IDIS video surveillance solution helps SARC emerge as innovative player in virtual guarding
- Milestone XProtect Professional VMS Deployed By LAPD To Monitor Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Journey
- Messoa Provides Surveillance Cameras To Los Angeles Nursing Homes For Improved Security
- Vicon And Firetide Partner To Provide An Innovative Solution To Deter Crime At Housing Authority Of Joliet Located In Illinois, US
- Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras Identify Graffiti Culprits At A Goodwill Store In Seattle
- Arecont Vision Provides Outdoor Surveillance System For New Dahl Automotive Campus
- Real Estate Giant Chooses March Networks For Olso Mall Video Surveillance
- Lauren Bright Installs Arecont Vision Megapixel Cameras In Its Store
Pivot3, a provider of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, has announced that Charleston International Airport (CHS) has standardized its IT and security infrastructure on Pivot3 hyperconverged solutions. CHS recently marked the completion of an ambitious upgrade project named the Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program. The $200-million initiative was designed to modernize and expand the facility to meet increased passenger demand, which jumped nearly 70 percent since 2010. “As the Charleston area continues to grow, the airport seeks new avenues for expansion and operational efficiency,” said Senator Paul G. Campbell Jr., Executive Director and CEO, CHS. “With the Pivot3 platform, the airport can scale quickly as its infrastructure evolves while continuing to protect its IT and security data.” The extensive rejuvenation project included a focus on an enhancement of the airport’s data center, security, surveillance and access control systems. In addition, it incorporated a transition away from a standalone server environment to a hyperconverged infrastructure approach. CHS plans to add additional data center application workloads on the Pivot3 platform in the future.Pivot3 enabled the airport to seamlessly expand its capacity to 250TB of storage Enhanced Storage Capability “It was imperative that we established a standardized infrastructure moving forward,” said Ira Campbell, Director of IT and Security, CHS. “Following an in-depth analysis, it became evident that the airport would benefit from transitioning all of our security and data center components to run on Pivot3. The ability to consolidate mixed workloads onto one infrastructure as well as the technology’s superior scalability and resilience were the primary reasons we selected Pivot3.” Pivot3 aggregates storage, compute, networking and virtualization resources from multiple servers into a single unified platform that maximizes performance and storage capacity utilization. Designed for demanding, data-intensive workloads, Pivot3 enabled the airport to seamlessly expand its capacity to 250TB of storage. Pivot3 is proud to be a trusted partner to CHS while helping the organisation reduce risk" Simplifying IT Infrastructure Pivot3’s industry-leading resilience is critical in airport environments where system uptime and data availability are of paramount importance. If multiple hardware failures occur, servers remain online, and previously recorded data is protected and accessible. Total cost of operations is reduced through the consolidation of servers, storage and client workstations into one enterprise-class solution that is easily managed from a single user interface without the need for specialized IT skills. “Charleston International Airport’s successful deployment of Pivot3 demonstrates the positive impact hyperconverged platforms deliver to mission-critical environments,” said Brandon Reich, Surveillance Practice Leader, Pivot3. “Today’s security and IT applications generate massive amounts of sensitive data, and capturing, protecting and mobilising this data is absolutely necessary for modern airports. Pivot3 is proud to be a trusted partner to CHS while helping the organization reduce risk, lower costs and simplify their IT infrastructure even as more workloads are added.”
The Wisenet hybrid recording solution has been installed at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton by electronic security specialists, JKE Security. “The medium term objective is to provide the hospital with a complete end-to-end Wisenet solution incorporating the very latest video surveillance technology,” said Dan Mather, director of Derby based JKE Security. “However, New Cross Hospital is not alone in having to carefully manage its budgets and with this in mind, the priority has been to install a hybrid recording solution which comprises a combination of HD+ and NVRs. This has enabled the images from all existing analog and IP cameras installed throughout the hospital to be recorded at the highest possible resolution.” New Cross Hospital, which is run by the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust was originally built circa 1900 as a workhouse. It now provides 700 beds, employs almost 9500 staff and is the largest teaching hospital in the Black Country. In 2004 the United Kingdom's first purpose built specialist heart center was opened on its site.AHD technology enables the Wisenet HD+ DVRs to record high-definition images Large Storage Capacity A total of 17 recording devices have been installed. These include 4 x Wisenet 32 channel XRN -2010 NVRs which each have 21 Terabytes of on-board storage and 13 x Wisenet HD+ 16 channel SRD-1694 DVRs, each with 5 Terabytes of storage. Using AHD technology, the Wisenet HD+ DVRs are able to record high-definition images transmitted over the hospital’s existing coax cabling. “An important aspect of this project is that the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust wanted a recording solution which would be totally compliant with the new GDPR data protection regulations,” said Dan Mather. “Having taken advice from Midwich, the distribution company which we source our video surveillance products from, and having attended a 3 day training course conducted by Hanwha Techwin, we had the confidence to recommend the Wisenet hybrid recording solution to the Trust both in terms of its compliance with GDPR and the user-friendliness of the recording devices.”For the first time in years we are now able to view our entire system on one platform, which is functional and easy to operate" Effective Healthcare Security “Having successfully completed the first phase of the upgrade, we are looking forward to installing over 200 x Wisenet cameras throughout the hospital in the near future in order to provide security personnel and the hospital’s managers with a powerful tool to maintain a safe and secure environments for doctors, nurses, administration staff and patients.” Paul Smith, Trust Security Manager and Local Security Management Specialist said “We looked long and hard for a suitable solution of integrating our older systems with newer IP systems on the site. For us the best option came in the form of the Wisenet software and recording units and for the first time in years we are now able to view our entire system on one platform, and a platform that is functional and easy to operate." "All of our pre-existing cameras have been synced with the new software with the assistance of JKE Security Ltd. I look forward now to the next stage which will be to replace end of life cameras for the much more technologically advanced kit, which will enable us to use the smarter functions of the Wisenet software.”
GJD, a manufacturer, designer and supplier of electronic perimeter detectors and high performance LED illuminators, continues to reinforce its international world class reputation with its advanced product range of D-TECT IP external motion detectors. The D-TECT IP range provides flexible volumetric field of view sensing, making the range suitable for intruder monitoring, CCTV surveillance and other alarm warning requirements. The range is easy to install for both new and experienced IP motion detection installers. The D-TECT is designed to significantly reduce false alarms while monitoring areas for intruders Reduced False Alarms Paul Tibbenham, Vice President, GJD USA commented: “The D-TECT IP range provides reliable perimeter and intrusion detection. It has many built in user-friendly features and offers versatile solutions for a wide range of applications.” Paul went on to add: “Using outdoor intruder detectors along with CCTV surveillance to move the security perimeter out from your home will deter would be intruders from entering your residence.” The D-TECT is designed to significantly reduce false alarms while monitoring areas for intruders, providing a convenient, cost effective security solution. It can also be integrated with most major VMS and Home Automation Systems, including LILIN Surveillance, Milestone XProtect, Control4, Crestron and RTI. Real-Time Remote Monitoring GJD’s IP technology enables real time remote monitoring via a secure web based interface, this allows the user to monitor from any location, at any time. Detector settings can be changed remotely via the interface including the ability to alter the lux level trigger, adjust the detection range and set the alarm activation for specific times. There are no requirements for additional installation of software, as the user simply logs in through a secure web address.The D-TECT IP range ensures reliable early warning alerts of potential perimeter breaches An impressive feature is the programmable detection range, which allows users to tailor the detector to suit their specific site requirements and avoid boundary overspill. GJD detectors precisely detect intrusion and therefore increase the effectiveness of onsite security, access control systems and video surveillance equipment. Perimeter Breach Alert The D-TECT IP range offers two models: D-TECT 2 IP PIR (98.5ft) and D-TECT 3 IP PIR with Microwave (98.5ft). Both models have a combination of advanced signal processing and unique optical systems, ensuring reliable early warning alerts of potential perimeter breaches. The D-TECT IP has an IP65 rating, meaning it has the ability to withstand harsh outdoor weather conditions.
Alarm company licensing is not new, but its enforcement and the public’s awareness seem to suggest otherwise. Industry experts will discuss why licensing should matter to the industry – and whether it really matters to the consumer at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2018. The ESX CounterPoint Forum, titled ‘Unlicensed Activity – Fake News or Real Issue?’ will take place on June 21 at 9:30 a.m. in Nashville. “Unlicensed activity has plagued the industry for years,” says George De Marco, ESX Chairman. “Ever since state licensing began, new entrants are ignorant of the law or interpret it to benefit their strategy, rather than following the law." Professional Security Installation With the influx of DIY security products, consumers often realize – after buying – that they need professional installation assistance or 24/7 monitoring services. When they look for professional help, do they consider licensing? How likely is it that they will choose a properly licensed alarm company for these services? In addition, some states prohibit an unlicensed vendor from subcontracting an installation or providing monitoring service to another licensed company. As many industry professionals have experienced, licensing enforcement has proven difficult in several states. Passionate security professionals from across the country will have the chance to voice their opinions on unlicensed activity Robust Discussion At ESX How will states and municipalities handle licensing and its enforcement as the latest go-to-market strategies evolve, whether for residential or commercial systems? Should the industry champion new licensing and enforcement requirements? What will be the implications or unintended consequences of new state legislation? Will a hybrid licensing requirement evolve? The waters are muddied, but the industry will come together to seek clarity in this robust discussion at ESX. Passionate security professionals from across the country will have the chance to voice their opinions on unlicensed activity and hear solutions from colleagues. Interactive Sessions At CounterPoint Forum “The industry is evolving quickly, and so should licensing to keep pace with the changes,” says De Marco. Unlike typical presentations, ESX CounterPoint Forums are open, highly interactive sessions, where debate is sparked. Industry professionals will discuss their views freely and passionately to sharpen each other through engaging dialog. The ‘Unlicensed Activity – Fake News or Real Issue?’ CounterPoint Forum is part of the Rethink the Future education track at ESX, held June 19-22. This track, sponsored by Alarm.com, will focus on current trends, market shifts and the necessary forward-thinking strategies to move the industry ahead. ESX will offer four educational tracks, so passionate security professionals of all backgrounds will find what they are looking for among the 35+ peer-led sessions.
At ISC West 2018, visitors to the Genetec Inc. booth #26065 will be able to learn about the company’s new range of market-specific solutions specifically developed to address the needs of airports, cities, educational institutions, retailers, and transportation customers. “By leveraging the growing availability of valuable yet untapped sources of data, these portfolios create a host of new opportunities for organisations to find synergies between their security, operations, and business intelligence needs,” comments Jimmy Palatsoukas, Director of Product Marketing at Genetec. Genetec Citigraf is a decision support system ideally suited for law enforcement, emergency services, and public safety agencies Genetec Airport Sense At ISC West, airport customers will be particularly interested in looking at Genetec Airport Sense, an advanced operational analytics solution that correlates data provided by existing security sensors to produce actionable intelligence about passenger flow, airport security, and overall operations. Attendees will also be able to see how Genetec Security Center, a unified security platform, Genetec Clearance, a digital evidence management system, and Genetec Mission Control, a collaborative decision management system, are helping leading airports around the world heighten security, improve operations, and grow retail revenue. Genetec Citigraf Already installed in several cities around the world, Genetec Citigraf is a decision support system ideally suited for law enforcement, emergency services, and public safety agencies. Citigraf was first introduced in the city of Chicago, where it is helping to improve collaboration, shorten the first-response time of reported incidents, and significantly reduce crime. Featuring a powerful correlation and analytics engine, as well as a unified view of public safety operations, Citigraf instantly detects and displays relevant information from disparate systems for inter-agency collaboration. The proliferation of new surveillance systems, body-worn cameras, in-car video and mobile phones has created more ways to gather evidence, while exponentially increasing the quantity of data collected. A digital evidence management system, Genetec Clearance allows cities, police officers, investigators, and security managers to collect, manage, and share digital evidence from a variety of sources. To help solve challenges such as traffic congestion, roadway accidents, and parking scarcity, Genetec recently introduced Genetec Traffic Sense Genetec Traffic Sense The efficient flow of people, vehicles, and goods throughout cities and communities is a fundamental aspect of everyday life and business activities. To help solve challenges such as traffic congestion, roadway accidents, and parking scarcity, Genetec recently introduced Genetec Traffic Sense. This unified traffic operations platform brings together traditional traffic operations systems with security and incident response platforms and uses advanced analytics to detect road incidents and slowdowns, automates response, and provides operators with a consolidated view of events. Genetec Security Center And Mission Control Teaching, research, and learning happen best when faculty, staff, and students feel safe. With thousands of students and staff to protect, sprawling campuses, and emerging threats, campus security is often left feeling overwhelmed. Working together, Genetec Security Center and Mission Control increase situational intelligence and enable security personnel to prepare for, and effectively respond to, common occurrences and emergency situations. By unifying all aspects of campus security, such as access control, video, ALPR (Automated License Plate Recognition), communications, and intrusion, Security Center enhances the efficiency of campus police. Not only do they benefit from a global view of all their buildings and campuses, but they are better equipped to centrally act on threats at a moment’s notice. Genetec Retail Sense Genetec Retail Sense enables brick and mortar retailers to increase operational intelligence to enhance customer service Retailers today are behooved to gather and rely on the same insightful customer analytics that online merchants can harvest automatically. Security Center offers retailers enterprise-wide visibility of sales floors, point-of-sale (POS) and cash-handling areas, distribution centers, and parking facilities so that they can efficiently safeguard staff, patrons, buildings and equipment. When used with Security Center, Genetec Retail Sense enables brick and mortar retailers to increase operational intelligence to enhance customer service by transforming existing video surveillance content into powerful consumer insights. Genetec solutions are designed to help public transit agencies develop and maintain the most efficient operations and processes to provide passengers with positive experiences in a secure environment. When transit and security personnel manage operations from a single, unified platform, such as Security Center, they have easy access to all the data being collected by their physical security system. With this bird’s-eye-view of their environment, they can respond quickly and knowledgeably to any incidents as they arise.
Galaxy Control Systems, a provider of integrated access control and security solutions, is showcasing enhancements made to its Cloud Concierge cloud-based access control solution here at ISC West 2018 (booth #5089). The featured addition to Galaxy’s Cloud Concierge includes integration of LENSEC’s Perspective VMS and Launchpoint App, enabling users to view live or recorded video from virtually anywhere via web browser or App. “The latest enhancements to Cloud Concierge provides users with unprecedented control of their access control and video surveillance systems from a single cloud-based solution,” said Rick Caruthers, Executive Vice President, Galaxy Control Systems. “From the reseller’s perspective, Cloud Concierge provides them with the opportunity to expand their access and video surveillance offerings with a SaaS solution that is highly attractive to users who could not otherwise afford the capital outlay required to implement physical security solutions with this level of performance.”Galaxy Control Systems hosts over 300 access control system locations in the cloud controlling a total of over 1,000 doors Integrated Surveillance And Monitoring Cloud Concierge is a complete turnkey, cloud-based, fully hosted and managed access control and monitoring solution that integrates video surveillance, visitor management, elevator control, locks and turnstiles onto a unified platform. Three configurations of Cloud Concierge are available, including on-site user-managed, remote user-managed, and remote-integrator managed to best meet user’s specific needs. Since its launch in April 2017, Galaxy has signed on 33 reseller partners that have added Cloud Concierge to their portfolios, and now hosts over 300 access control system locations in the cloud controlling a total of over 1,000 doors. Live And Recorded Video Monitoring Cloud Concierge’s integration with LENSEC’s Perspective VMS and Launchpoint App provides the added ability to view live and recorded video via web browser or mobile devices. Available on a monthly subscription basis, the integrated cloud-based access control and VMS solution eliminates licensing and maintenance fees to provide resellers and users alike with a highly cost-effective and scalable physical security solution.
In January 2018, the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio and the City’s Security Infrastructure Working Group announced plans to bring permanent perimeter barriers, or bollards, to high-profile sites and to create a process to streamline their design and construction. With funds exceeding $14 million for permanent bollards in Times Square and more than $50 million to commence the broader rollout of new protective measures in phases. Mayor de Blasio said, “In 2017, New Yorkers witnessed the horrible capacity of people willing to do us harm, whether it was in our subways, on our bike paths or in Times Square. But we will not be cowed and our expanded investment today in barriers and bollards in our public spaces underscores our resolve in keeping New York City safe from future attacks. In this new year, we can and will protect our iconic public spaces while New Yorkers go on living our lives, including by hosting a record number of tourists.” “These additional safety bollards will allow New Yorkers and visitors to be more secure at landmark locations and other sites throughout our City,” said Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill.With vehicles becoming a weapon for terrorists, the need to protect citizens has dawned on most large cities Ensuring Public Security And with vehicles seemingly becoming the weapon of choice for terrorists, the need to protect citizens from 'people willing to do harm' has dawned on most large cities, leaving many still trying to find the best way to protect their citizens. Admittedly in many cases, it seems to be ‘after the horse has bolted’ so to speak. In 2016, a lorry was driven into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 87 people and injuring 458. This was an awful, cowardly and devastating attack that had a huge impact on so many lives. The stark reality is however, after two previous vehicle attacks in France, if there had had been tougher security measures in place, rather than an increased police presence, and a plastic temporary barrier, then many of those citizens would still be alive today. MacSafe For Vehicle Incursion Prevention Reacting to these devastating events, Metropolis Nice C.te d’Azur decided to install a safety barrier along the Promenade des Anglais. The new barrier, or vehicle incursion prevention system, MacSafe, was tailormade for the Promenade des Anglais by Maccaferri and J&S Franklin. It was inaugurated in July 2017. It is crash test rated to stop a 19-tonne truck travelling at 50km/h and impacting at 20°, equivalent to the vehicle used by the terrorist in Nice in 2016 and can withstand two successive impacts. The system is also accredited by the UIAU (University of Venice). The MacSafe system consists of two high tensile steel cables supported on tubular steel posts and anchored at each end with our patented energy dissipation system. The posts are secured to ground foundations and all external fixings are designed to prevent them being easily removed. The force of the vehicle impact is distributed through the cables and posts and absorbed within the patented energy dissipaters. The energy is absorbed through compressive deformation and not by friction. This ensures better and more reliable performance throughout the long-life of the barrier.Las Vegas plan to have their existing 800 bollards updated to some 7,000 by the end of 2018 Balancing Security And Aesthetics On the 19th December 2016, a truck was deliberately driven into the Christmas market next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 56 others. One year on, and the Christmas Market in Berlin is protected by large concrete barriers, armed police patrols and stop and search checks. In January 2017 in Melbourne, 6 people were killed and 37 injured when a car sped down a footpath crashing into pedestrians, by June 2017 $10 million had been allocated, and temporary concrete barricades and bollards had been installed around the City of Sydney. In January 2018, the City of Gold Coast began installing heavy duty retractable bollards capable of repelling the force of a large heavy goods vehicle. They had previously resolved to spend $515,000 on bollards which met the Australian standard, but on the advice of the QPS Commonwealth Games security adviser, it was recommended that the bollards comply with a European standard bringing the cost of the project to $1.095 million. Las Vegas plan to have their existing 800 bollards updated to some 7,000 by the end of 2018, to increase the safety of those walking The Strip in Sin City. However, some cities are still concerned about the aesthetics of concrete bollards on their historic cities, a case of balancing security over protecting tourism. Physical Barriers For Pedestrian Security Take for instance, Barcelona in Spain. On the 17th August 2017, a van was driven into pedestrians strolling along Las Ramblas, in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring at least another 130. Advice was given that bollards were needed, warnings of impeding threats were given, and yet, the action taken was to increase policing levels on the streets. Now, thankfully, there are a few bollards and increased police presence on the streets, and going forward they are “studying the possibility of installing physical barriers to prevent further attacks with vehicles.”Although guard rails would not have stopped either of the London attacks, they can limit the damage In London on 22nd March 2017, a car was driven into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing 5 people and injuring 49 others. The driver also stabbed a policeman to death. Built-In Counter Terrorism Design Again, in London, on 3rd June 2017, a van was driven at pedestrians in the London Bridge Area. Three attackers began stabbing people, before being shot by police. 8 people died. 48 were injured, 21 critically. Controversially previously installed 'Guard Rails' had been removed from London’s streets to protect cyclists and make the Capital more ‘attractive’. Although guard rails would not have stopped either of the London attacks, they could have limited the damage. However, today, protective barriers are erected on Thames bridges and from London’s experience of previous terrorist activities (IRA) there are very few buildings or indeed public spaces that don’t have ‘counter-terrorism’ design inbuilt. Government-Initiated Guidance The UK Government has produced a 174-page guide, Crowded Places Guidance, that highlights the threat as a vehicle being used as a weapon, but also highlights that these threats can be “mitigated by installing physical measures (including blending into the landscape or streetscape) which may be passive (static) or active (security controlled). These measures can be installed either on a permanent or temporary basis. All such measures should meet appropriate standards in terms of their vehicle impact performance, design and installation.” Vehicle security barriers, need not be ugly concrete monstrosities. Nor do they need to be concrete lumps that need huge lifting gear to place them. They can be totally inconspicuous, letting everyday life continue and forgetting they are there, or full on ‘in your face’ shouting a warning to would be terrorists that this area is safe.Planters can be installed quickly and are sited to allow pedestrians to pass through while vehicles can’t PAS68 Street Planters They come in many guises, from retractable bollards and passive static bollards to street furniture. Even cleverly disguised PAS68 Street Planters from Securiscape, which have an attractive floral display whilst cleverly acting as a security barrier. These planters can be installed quickly and are sited to allow pedestrians to pass through while vehicles can’t, but due to intelligent design, incorporating a surface mounted, reinforced structure which can stop a vehicle if it is used as a battering ram. But if none of that appeals, then there are many landscaping options, including, ditches, bunds and berms. DefenCell Mesh Gabion DefenCell by J&S Franklin, is a lightweight geotextile welded mesh gabion that once filled with locally available materials, can be incorporated into security measures for public places and protection. Filled and stacked, these gabions can be covered and planted, maintaining the aesthetic and environmental considerations of high profile or sensitive locations. Sadly, people with ‘evil intent’ are a fact of life. Which makes vehicle security barriers a permanent part of our city landscapes. So, whether hidden or in plain sight they will be there be to Protect and Protect again.
When the Bergen County Sheriff’s office in Paramus, NJ wanted to ramp up security in their new parking structure and renovated police services building, they selected Hanwha Techwin IP video surveillance cameras to do the job. A key factor in the decision to implement 5 MP cameras was the ability to accurately capture license plates from 60 or more feet 5MP IP Cameras According to Philip Lisk, Director of Information Technology at the Bergen County Sheriff’s office, approximately 150 of the Hanwha IP cameras were installed throughout and around the new parking structure. A key factor in the decision to implement 5 MP cameras was the ability to accurately capture license plates from 60 or more feet, combined with the ability for panoramic fisheye lenses to view both sides of cars entering and exiting the garage. “We field tested and did camera comparisons before making our decision to go with the Hanwha cameras,” said Philip Lisk. “The image clarity of these cameras is incredible and the digital zoom capabilities are exactly what we need to monitor the parking structure and outdoor areas. Even when it transitions from day to night, the image is incredible.” Efficient Day/Night Surveillance Prior to the purchase and installation of the system, Hanwha helped Lisk design coverage in the parking garage to provide him with information modeling to demonstrate to management the exact views they would be able to see once the cameras were installed, which also aided in the decision-making process. Cameras from both locations are connected to a VMS, allowing control, monitoring and access to recorded video both locally and centrally Based on the image quality delivered by the new cameras, the decision was made to install another 40 of the Hanwha IP cameras in the police services building. The three-story building is the police services headquarters for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and has three holding cells and four interview rooms, all of which are covered by Hanwha cameras. Cameras from both locations are connected to a VMS, allowing control, monitoring and access to recorded video both locally and centrally. VMS Monitoring “The system is easy to operate, and we can go back and look at footage when we need to and can actually see what we need to,” Mr. Lisk adds. “The Hanwha cameras give us very clear pictures edge-to-edge.” While there were no specific issues that prompted the need to add the video surveillance system, Mr. Lisk points out that the reasonable price point made the purchase procedure smoother because it did not require any special justifications. The purchase was also made more appealing by the attractive warranty. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is the largest law enforcement agency in the County, with more than 600 personnel. It is tasked with maintaining order and security at the Bergen County Justice Center, providing for the care and custody of more than 1,000 inmates and detainees at the Bergen County Jail and assisting the County's 68 municipal police departments by providing advanced forensic procedures through its Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Additionally, the Office is responsible for process serving, writs, court orders, foreclosures and court executions.
Hanwha Techwin America is featuring its new Wisenet 5 Chipset and Processing Technology at ISC West (booth #14079). Developed exclusively for professional security applications, Wisenet 5 is the most significant core technology developed by Hanwha Techwin, and at the heart of the unparalleled performance and capabilities of the company’s recently introduced Wisenet X Series surveillance solutions. Wisenet 5 technology sets new benchmarks for surveillance performance, functionality and intelligence at the edge. “The introduction of Hanwha’s Wisenet 5 Chipset and Processing Technology far exceeds the significance of any product introduction we have made to date,” said Miguel Lazatin, Director, Product and Channel Marketing, Hanwha Techwin America. “Wisenet 5 sets the benchmark for a much higher level of professional surveillance performance that will impact and improve the entire Hanwha surveillance offering moving forward.” Wisenet 5 technology’s advanced processing supports features such as license-free audio and video analyticsImproved Compression And Features Wisenet 5 technology provides an industry-leading 150dB wide dynamic range (WDR), exceptionally clear images in extreme low and challenging light conditions, and better compression and data transfer performance via Hanwha’s embedded WiseStream II technology. Wisenet 5 technology’s advanced processing also supports a host of advanced features including: license-free audio and video analytics; a USB port for easy lens focus and viewing angle adjustments directly from a mobile device via Wi-Fi, dual SD card slots for increased on-board storage, and advanced image stabilization using a gyro sensor. Hanwha continues to actively pursue new and innovative core technologies to further improve the performance of their surveillance solutions ranging from new optical lens design, to SoC development and deep learning with advanced analytics.
As security professionals and manufacturers prepare to participate in ISC West, the largest security industry trade show in the United States, Genetec, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, is urging North American security directors to get ready for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While the initiative is led by the European Union, the territorial scope of the GDPR is global. As of May 25, 2018, any business that is collecting or storing personally identifiable information (PII) of EU citizens (including surveillance video, cardholder information and activities tracked by an access control system, and license plate numbers captured by an automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system) will be held accountable, regardless of where the organization is based. This includes any business with offices, stores, warehouses, websites, employees or customers in the EU.Big multi-national retail chains to small and medium-sized businesses are seeking strategies for complaince across all their data collection processes Simple And Cost-Effective Compliance Should a security breach occur that impacts personally identifiable information, companies will be mandated to report it within 72 hours. Failure to comply with these new regulations could result in up to 20 million Euros in penalties (US$25 million), or 4% of the company’s global annual turnover, whichever is higher. “With the deadline nearing, and heavy penalties looming, North American organizations, from big multi-national retail chains to small and medium-sized businesses, are seeking strategies that will make them compliant across all their data collection processes, as simply and cost-effectively as possible. At ISC West, we will be engaging our customers and partners in discussions about how to best achieve compliance,” said Christian Morin, VP Cloud Services and Chief Security Officer at Genetec. KiwiVision Privacy Protector Module At ISC West, Genetec will showcase on-premises and SaaS end-to-end solutions that can help organizations achieve GDPR compliance with regards to processing operations of video surveillance data. As a trusted partner, Genetec can provide organizations with valuable insight into the extent of their GDPR obligations and on how best to design and develop their video, access control, and ALPR systems to meet compliance requirements. Of particular interest to ISC West attendees, will be the latest version of Security Centre which now comes with the KiwiVision Privacy Protector module, to enable organizations to automatically blur and mask video surveillance footage, and anonymize people to protect their privacy. Privacy Protector was recently certified for the fourth consecutive term with the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe), and is rated 'GDPR-ready'. Privacy Protector is the only privacy protecting video solution to hold this certification.
Quadrant Security Group (QSG), a leading provider of turnkey electronic security systems for complex, critical, and highly regulated environments, is to attend this year’s Security & Counter Terror Expo taking place at London Olympia (6-7 March 2018). With over 45 years of systems integration experience, QSG is trusted by organizations vital to UK infrastructure, including transport operators, law enforcement, financial institutions, event and retail venues, government and local authorities, and utility operations. The Nottingham and Watford-based provider will be using this year’s exhibition (Booth H60) ‒ widely considered to be a key event for professionals charged with keeping nations, infrastructure, business and people safe ‒ to highlight its extensive range of capabilities in settings where security is paramount. QSG’s strength as a business aligns with Security and Counter Terror’s" Real-world Security Solutions Mark Pennington, Managing Director at QSG, commented: “This show is ideal for us as it is about real-world solutions that make a tangible difference; it isn’t merely a product showcase. QSG’s strength as a business aligns with Security and Counter Terror’s in the regard that we aren’t just about surveillance and security technology. We combine our technical expertise with our sector knowledge to design, implement and maintain solutions tailored to each customer’s unique set of requirements. From addressing stand-alone needs, including CCTV management, access control, IP migration, perimeter and intruder detection, and analytics, to integrating all these systems to deliver flexible, end-to-end solutions, our technicians and project teams ensure the organizations we work with always have the right level of protection and support.” Having worked on some of the UK’s most secure, sensitive, and restricted locations, QSG’s range of security and sector-specific quality accreditations are likely to appeal to professionals attending the show, as will the provider’s ability to accommodate real-world practicalities into the projects it manages. Security is a fundamental requirement for our customers and part of their daily operations" Events and Transportation Security Mark continued: “Security is a fundamental requirement for our customers and part of their daily operations, but often they also have to balance this with maintaining high standards of public service. Event and large retail venues, like the intu properties we help protect, are a good example. With numerous entrances and exits, vast volumes of foot traffic, and complex layouts requiring multiple levels of access, they face significant security challenges. But these venues also have to offer an enjoyable customer experience and the solutions we provide ensure that both these objectives are met.” “Respecting and reflecting that security and service relationship is also evident in how we work. For example, one of the reasons transport operators, such as Virgin Trains East Coast, choose to work with us is our ability to minimize disruption to passengers by providing an out-of-hours works schedule. These organizations and agencies are responsible for critical national infrastructure, so this flexibility makes a big difference to the customers we work with.”
Milestone Systems, an open platform company for IP video management software (VMS), has announced a collaboration with NMS Security, SpotterRF, Canon, Dell, Utah's Hogle Zoo, and Polar Bears International to implement a unique video surveillance solution that helps the city of Churchill, Manitoba, to keep citizens, sightseers and polar bears at a safe distance from each other. Every year, nearly 10,000 tourists pour into this small town of 1,000 to view the polar bears that migrate along the shores of Hudson Bay. The impact of modern climate change is forcing many polar bears to wander into populated areas in search of food. With more than 300 polar bear response calls made in 2016, city managers and conservationists alike were looking for a way to use technology to safely manage the situation. "At Polar Bears International, part of our mission is to be involved with helping to prevent conflicts between polar bears and humans," said BJ Kirschhoffer, Director of Field Operations, Polar Bears International.The system does a great job of tracking polar bear movement and giving workers enough of a warning to pack up and get out Intrusion Detection Radar Milestone’s partner firm, NMS Security from Anchorage, Alaska, already had experience with protecting oil pipeline employees from with polar bears. They worked with SpotterRF to deploy and fine-tune the use of an innovative intrusion detection radar system as a solution at Churchill. “The system does a great job of tracking polar bear movement and giving workers enough of a warning to pack up and get out," said Ed Knoch, Director of Security Technology Solutions, NMS Security. "We’ve been doing this in Alaska for a few years now, and we've gotten really good at it." Polar Bear Warning Alarm A Canon VB-R10VE vandal-resistant, outdoor PTZ dome camera and two SpotterRF radar units were installed. A Dell server runs the Milestone VMS platform with the Spotter XProtect plug-in interface installed. The radar units provide warnings at about 200 meters out from the shoreline, giving people enough time to get into the community center and away from a bear. When a bear is detected, the system is triggered to automatically send out email alerts and sound a bear warning alarm throughout the community. Through the Milestone Mobile client application, the system can send notifications directly to the bear alert system and to wildlife officers, so they can see the radar screen and camera views on their smartphones. "We're very happy with all the elements of the project. The radar units, the camera, the Milestone video management software, everything is working well," said Kirschhoffer. "NMS Security did a fantastic job of getting us set up. All the pieces are pretty complex, and it's important to have a partner like that when doing these projects."As conservationists, we need to look at different strategies to help people and wildlife coexist Camera-Radar Surveillance With the camera/radar system up and running and yielding positive results, there is no doubt among the team that there is great potential for Churchill and for replicating this system into more polar bear impacted communities, as well as in environments around the world where humans and wildlife come in conflict. "There are many habitats around the world where humans and wildlife are sharing the same space and competing for water and food. As conservationists, we need to look at different strategies to help people and wildlife coexist," said Liz Larsen, Director of Conservation, Utah's Hogle Zoo who also help sponsor PBI initiatives.
Banks and financial institutions have more complex and diverse requirements for video surveillance technology than most other organizations. From corporate buildings, to branch offices, data centers, ATMs and cash depots. Several European Banks benefit from using Mirasys Video Management Software (VMS), which provides high privacy protection and robust technology. Networking the video management system of the bank’s branch offices provides users a single logical system that can be used from any site or from an external service provider's service center. Hence, VMS services are produced in the most cost-effective way whether it be locally, centrally or outsourced.The unique, non-fragmenting storage file system provided by Mirasys protects against hard disk failure The Mirasys VMS checks the system performance in real time and helps to prevent system failure. Enhanced multi-disk recording minimizes data loss and maximises recording continuity. The unique, non-fragmenting storage file system protects against hard disk failure. Benefits To Financial Sector Perimeter and motion detection monitors sensitive and restricted areas, such us bank vaults or safety deposit boxes, and alerts personnel only if an important event occurs, saving time and operational costs. People counting and other data reporting enables reduction of business inefficiencies and enhances customer service. Advanced alarm management tools enable the creation of specific alarm lists based on the motion, sound or text data triggers; reducing the number of false alarms. Dwell time and stopping detects people loitering at the ATM. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) alerts on potential threats and suspicious vehicle movement and reports on car parking utilization.Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) alerts on potential threats and suspicious vehicle movement and reports on car parking utilization Recorded video watermarking guarantees the integrity and authenticity of recorded and exported video data for court evidence. User authentication and setting specific user rights ensures control of system access and protects sensitive data. Also, product features such as audit trail and versatile material management and search functionality support, e.g., the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. The purpose of the audit trail events is both to show what the user has done, and also to track other (programmatic) changes that change the user interface. Key To Data Security Is Operational Policies For: account security (e.g., personal user accounts, instead of shared accounts, rename default administration accounts, etc.); password security (don't leave systems with default passwords, don't permit too short passwords, use passphrases instead, etc.), and; software and device firmware updating. Mirasys recommends that systems are kept up to date with the latest software versions. In a networked, multi-server or multi-site environment, all Mirasys VMS servers and client applications can be centrally upgraded from the Mirasys management server. Manage easily various event sources in multiple locations with the flexible Mirasys Smart Event Management platform How To Protect Your Surveillance Online For deployments, Mirasys recommends that surveillance cameras are installed, when possible, in a private camera network, where the direct camera communications take place only inside the camera network to VMS servers, and is separate from the client access (“viewing”) network (and from the public Internet, in particular). This also prevents the camera streaming and signaling from being forwarded inadvertently to any external systems not part of the VMS solution. In addition, camera access from outside the private network is thus not possible. It is also recommended to protect wide area network links with VPN (Virtual Private Networking), or other secured, connections.Integrated systems such as access control, intruder detection and fire alarm systems serve as sensors for the video management system For server-to-server and client-to-server signaling, the data communication is in Mirasys VMS both compressed and encrypted by default for sensitive data (such as usernames and passwords and other details). Integration And Internet Of Things In VMS With larger video management solutions, the integration of different systems is valuable because it allows automated functionalities that eliminate human errors and delays. Integrated systems such as access control, intruder detection and fire alarm systems serve as sensors for the video management system. IoT (Internet of Things) is increasingly applied in the video management. The sensors continuously provide information and, if necessary, based on this information, the predefined decision chains automatically open a video connection to the event place without any delay or error. The resulting snapshot may be one image or a set of several images that supports decision making in a problem situation. All the information is also stored for later processing. The event picture is routed either automatically or manually for people and organizations needing the information. Also, related Standard Operating Procedures can be automatically opened.Mirasys VMS is the answer to the scalability and performance needs of new camera technologies from any manufacturer Mirasys VMS is quick and easy to install, and especially effective in networked, IP-based CCTV systems and their operational and management needs, such as centralized management and upgrading/updating of servers, drivers and client applications without requiring on-site travel to remote locations. User profiles are easy to create and change. Servers can be pre-installed and pre-configured before delivering to the deployment location. Easy-To-Use User Interface The Mirasys VMS user interface can be adapted to individual and specific needs and preferences and provides more visual space for videos without sacrificing any functionality. A HTML5 (Hypertext Markup Language, Version 5) based user interface in Version 8.4 offers easy access to the Mirasys system from anywhere; PCs, tablets or smartphones. Video surveillance camera features are consistently improving. Image quality can be exceptionally good compared to what it used to be only a few years ago. The newest cameras also require much less network bandwidth due to more effective encoding formats, such as H.265/HEVC (from 40% up to 60% of bandwidth and storage space savings, depending on the footage and device without any loss of quality, or increased quality at the same level with the H.264/AVC encoding) that many IP camera manufacturers have started to support. Individual servers can handle more simultaneously connected cameras than before, and the entire system has no actual upper limit. Mirasys VMS is the answer to the scalability and performance needs of new camera technologies from any manufacturer, and the Mirasys based video management system can be designed freely using the best equipment for the customer-specific requirements and can support also all future needs.
OPTEX, a manufacturer of detection solutions, is to launch a new series of highly reliable and very easy to install vehicle sensors in Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Intertraffic – the world’s leading trade show for traffic solutions – held between 20th and 23rd March in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The ViiK vehicle sensor series will comprise two models: the OVS-01GT, designed for gate, barrier or industrial door activation and the OVS-01CC as a moving vehicle counter. Both sensors are centred around frequency-modulated-continuous-wave (FMCW) technology. The above ground ViiK vehicle detectors are an ideal solution for sites where ground loops cannot be installed, such as where the road surface is damaged or unsealed, paved with cobblestones, or above drains or pipes. The OVS-01GT detects small or large stationary or moving vehicles within 5.5 meters while ignoring human traffic One-Button Calibration For Operating Gates The ViiK OVS-01GT model, which combines microwave with ultrasonic technology to sense both a vehicle’s movement and presence, is especially suited to sites where induction loops may have previously been considered, but the customer does not want disruptive ground works. The OVS-01GT detects the presence of small or large stationary or moving vehicles within 5.5 meters while ignoring human traffic. It is easy to install; unlike ground loops, no civil works are required as the device is mounted at circa 500mm from the ground. The OVS-01GT connects to an automatic gate, barrier or industrial door operator, and includes menu programming, five sensitivity settings and five human cancelling selections, all with one-button calibration. It suits simple gate activation applications as well as being part of state of the art parking systems. The OVS-01CC is suited for counting cars in open retail parks, or monitoring traffic in high streets Efficient Traffic Monitoring The OVS-01CC can detect and count small or large moving vehicles up to 60km/h in single lane applications. The vehicle counter can similarly be mounted quickly and easily on a pole or wall at 90 degrees. Its detection area (up to eight metres) can be customized with eight range settings, five sensitivity settings and one-touch calibration. Perfectly suited for counting cars in open retail parks, or monitoring traffic in high streets. Jacques Vaarre, Managing Director for OPTEX EMEA, says that after having successfully launched the new range of vehicle detectors and counters in Japan and in North America, we are delighted to introduce the ViiK range to the EMEA market at Intertraffic. “It gives users a viable choice over ‘traditional’ ground loop sensors; both models are highly reliable and very easy to install. By choosing an OPTEX detector, you are losing none of the performance, but gaining all of the benefits by not having to dig up the roads or disrupt traffic.” “Step by our booth at Intertraffic to learn more about the vehicle sensor applications and to get acquainted with these new sensors in the Optex sensor product range.”
Hikvision, a global manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance equipment, is helping to ensure a safe and reliable electricity supply across South Africa, with the deployment of a massive remote surveillance monitoring solution, covering thousands of electricity substations and power transmission lines. Operated by the largest electricity power distributor in South Africa, Eskom, a network of more than 400,000 kilometers of overhead power lines and several thousand electricity substations, provides electricity to the country’s domestic and business customers. In recent years, this critical power infrastructure has become the target for cable theft, metal theft and other infrastructure related crimes, resulting in vastly expensive and disruptive damage and losses to service providers.Eskom enlisted the help of South Africa’s Combined Private Investigations (CPI) Mitigating Equipment Thefts Organized criminals have increasingly targeted the more remote sections of the supply network, stealing copper cabling, metal and industry grade batteries. Up to 15 incidents per day are currently being reported. If not seriously addressed, it could lead to the interruption of the supply to thousands of domestic customers; commercial operations, hospitals and railway systems. To combat this wide-scale problem, the national electricity provider (Eskom) enlisted the help of South Africa’s leading information driven investigation company, Combined Private Investigations (CPI). CPI was established by a number of experienced law enforcement agents, forensic investigators and corporate security officials, primarily to investigate a high-level cartel for one of the largest parastatals in South Africa. Currently, CPI is the sole supplier of investigations to several parastatals, with an acknowledged record of addressing copper cable and other infrastructure-related crimes successfully, achieving very high recovery levels. CPI arrests between 35 to 85 cable thieves per month and maintains a conviction rate on average of 90%.The impact of downtime for a substation hit by material theft can be significant Preventing Power Loss As a corporate investigations firm comprising over 900 staff members across 18 locations, CPI specializes in the prevention and investigation of non-ferrous metal theft. The company’s main objective is to support electricity supply companies and railway service providers in their fight against organized crime syndicates targeting electrical networks for illegal gain. “Copper and metal theft targeting the power transmission infrastructure has become a real problem for maintaining the reliable supply of electricity in South Africa,” says Roy Robertson, Principal Director of CPI. “The impact of downtime for a substation hit by material theft can be significant, with loss of power to homes, hospitals, schools, factories and public transport services." Intelligence-Driven Approach "These incidents can also have a massive detrimental effect on the provision of key support services, as well as to basic health and safety, so it was vital to our client that not only should the perpetrators of these crimes be investigated and brought to justice, but that the theft incident rate should be significantly reduced.” “To do this, and as a priority, we needed to protect the most vulnerable and remote electricity substations, as these sites were being targeted and experiencing the highest percentage of theft and associated service disruption. At CPI we strive to capitalize on the latest technologies to support our intelligence-driven approach. As such, we approached global surveillance leader Hikvision, to provide the latest electronic security solutions to effectively combat the thefts.”Hikvision Smart Video Content Analytics (VCA) technology embedded into the cameras was set-up for intruder detection Smart Video Analytics Providing a technical team to assess at remote sites, CPI collaborated with Hikvision to assess the most effective technical specification of products to detect and deter thefts. This specification then formed a blueprint to be rolled-out across all of the most vulnerable electricity substations across South Africa. Using their own engineering teams, CPI installed Hikvision DS-2CD2T42WD-I8 and DS-2DE5120W-AE cameras covering the internal and perimeter areas of each remote site. Equipped with 4MP resolution, 120dB Wide Dynamic Range, 3D DNR, EXIR high performance LEDs and 80 metres IR range, the DS-2CD2T42WD-I8 4MP EXIR Network Bullet Camera was the perfect choice to monitor the remote substations, utilizing its advanced performance to provide crystal clear images day and night. Additionally, the Hikvision DS-2DE5120W-AE 1.3MP 20X Network PTZ Cameras were used to provide 3D intelligent positioning and 20X Optical Zoom, to deliver instant visual confirmation on any on-site intruder detection – and all in crystal clear 1.3MP resolution. In conjunction with PIR devices covering the sites’ perimeters, Hikvision Smart Video Content Analytics (VCA) technology embedded into the specified cameras was set-up to perform intruder detection utilizing line detection, to confirm alarm activations and eliminate false alarms.Hikvision’s advanced iVMS 5200 professional software with video wall driver was used to monitor thousands of remote sites Central Monitoring Recorded locally to Hikvision IDS-9632 NXI-1816S Embedded Plug & Play NVRs, specified due to their superior performance and system stability, the NVR’s simple installation reduce engineering installation and set-up time on site, whilst up to 6 megapixel recording resolution and a capacity of up to 4 SATA interfaces ensured the high-quality of local recording needed. Both live and recorded images are transmitted over a wireless LAN, back to CPI’s own control room located at their National Operations Centre in Johannesburg. At the control room, Hikvision’s advanced iVMS 5200 professional software with optional video wall driver was deployed to enable CPI operators to monitor the thousands of remote sites on 24/7 basis, via a ‘monitoring by exception’ basis. Intrusion Detection Monitoring the massive Hikvision integrated surveillance system, in the event of an automated intruder alert being activated to indicate unauthorized movement on-site, surveillance operators are able to quickly visually verify the activity in seconds, examining the high-performance camera network’s high-resolution images. During the process, all evidential video is tagged and automatically archived for future identification and prosecution usage. In the event of unauthorized intruders being detected, the CPI control room operators can instigate a host of anti-intrusion measures, including the dispatch of rapid response teams to a specific locationWe no longer need to deploy response personnel to a site when it may be the subject of a false alarm Integrated Surveillance "These teams comprise highly trained operatives ready to tackle any situation,” continues Roy. “The Hikvision surveillance system ensures we can respond very rapidly to any intrusion detected at the sites, and our manned guard response teams are equipped to get to sites as quickly as is possible, to catch the perpetrators in the act. "We can even call on our Robinson helicopter R44 Police equipped with infra-red camera that can rapidly deploy personnel to reach the most remote locations in just a matter of minutes.” “We work closely with the police and various local authorities, using the evidential video footage produced by the Hikvision systems to very good effect in prosecution cases. The high-definition quality of the Hikvision camera images have proved critical in detecting and prosecuting offenders of metal theft." "Not only is it reducing these incidents, but it enables us to visually confirm the precise cause of an alarm at any remote site at the touch of a button. This means we no longer need to deploy response personnel to a site when it may be the subject of a false alarm – negating the waste of valuable man hours and costs, and vastly improving the effectiveness of our security operation.”We plan to harness more Hikvision technology to fortify power transmission security in South Africa Drone-Assisted Surveillance “We have been so impressed with the Hikvision surveillance technology and the support we have received that we are continuing to roll out this Hikvision based security blueprint to many other power substation sites across South Africa,” Roy continues. “To date, over 1,000 electrical substations are protected by Hikvision systems - making a real difference to the provision of a reliable power service to all sections of industry and society across South Africa.” “In future, we plan to harness more Hikvision technology to fortify power transmission security in South Africa. From additional electronic surveillance systems, to the use of camera-equipped Hikvision Quad-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) to protect remote sites and respond to incidents – we’re looking forward to completing more successful projects with the assistance of Hikvision’s highly capable technology solutions.”