ELATEC is pleased to announce its recent hire of Ron J. Fiedler, who joins the ELATEC team as Vice President of Strategic Alliances. In this role, Fiedler will expand ELATEC’s global presence through business development, strategic partnerships, and penetration of new markets. ELATEC RFID readers ELATEC designs and manufactures unique radio frequency identification (RFID) readers for user authentication and access control applications. ELATEC readers recognize and decode over 60 RFID tra...
Dahua Technology, a video-centric smart IoT solution provider, has announced the addition of targeted vertical market solutions in the North American market. Vehicle inspection is one area where contemporary technology is rising to address a critical need. Preventing restricted items from entering high-security environments has traditionally been limited to the use of mirrors and police dogs, where blind spots and human error put detection at risk. In order to combat this problem, Dahua Technol...
Morse Watchmans, the global provider of key control and asset management systems, is introducing KeyWatcher Fleet this week at ISC West 2019 (booth #11109) in Las Vegas. “We are continually focused on developing key control solutions that go beyond securing keys to help users improve business operations,” said Fernando Pires, CEO, Morse Watchmans. “That was our charter when we engineered KeyWatcher Fleet. As fleet professionals know, when you control the keys, you control the...
At ISC West 2019 this week in Las Vegas, Morse Watchmans (booth #11109) is showcasing its AssetWatcher and KeyWatcher Touch key and asset management solutions that protect important keys and physical assets, resulting in reduced downtime, fewer losses, and improved accountability. On display alongside AssetWatcher and KeyWatcher is Morse Watchmans’ latest introduction, KeyWatcher Fleet – the first key management platform designed from the ground up with Fleet Managers in mind. &ldq...
March Networks, a global provider of intelligent video solutions, has announced the March Networks RideSafe RT Series IP Recorder, a new video recording and management platform designed to help passenger rail operators improve security and incident investigation using integrated high-definition (HD) video and vehicle data. Available in two 20-channel models – the RT20E and the RT20EP with eight PoE ports for vehicles that require integrated camera power – the RideSafe RT Series IP R...
EverFocus, GeoVision, PLANET and VIVOTEK—were the highlights of a press conference at ISC West 2018, organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan’s foremost trade promotion organization. These breakthrough products, with potential to transform the global security market, include a futuristic Virtual Reality 720° camera, a facial recognition dome camera, a cutting-edge Internet of Vehicle (IoV) fleet surveillance system, an IP camera armed with anti...
During the Transit Bus Summit 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, Global Traffic Technologies will be talking with transit agencies about how they can help municipalities to move smarter and more efficiently by utilising intelligent ‘Opticom Analytics and flexible Priority Control as a Service’ solutions. The Transit Bus Summit is an event aimed at transportation directors of public transit and university bus systems and provides an opportunity for agencies and suppliers to share ideas and solutions on best management of fleet operations. GTT is the trusted market leader in priority control solutions, and its industry-leading Opticom TSP allows buses to request an extended or truncated traffic light cycle, reducing travel time and maximising operational and on-time performance. Efficient Transit Fleet Management At the 2018 Transit Bus Summit, GTT’s Craig Carroll and Mike Lemon will present information on its powerful Opticom Analytics application, which enables transit agencies to easily view critical information about their vehicles as they pass through an intersection, as well as powerful schedule-based analytics. Transit managers can monitor key metrics such as on-time performance, Transit Signal Priority (TSP) utilization, current route/trip information, and dwell time and travel time by vehicle or route. The result is a tool which can help agencies assess performance, reveal problem areas and make corrections to provide faster, more efficient transit operations. Also under discussion will be GTT’s Priority Control as a Service option, which offers all the benefits of the Opticom system, providing transit vehicles with the ability to request priority at intersections—but without the worry of buying, installing and maintaining equipment. The subscription service is simplified and streamlined to benefit the agency and improve its operations.
The ESX Innovation Awards celebrate companies bringing groundbreaking technologies to the electronic security industry The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) announced the 2016 Innovation Award winners. Earning an ESX Innovation Award is one of the industry’s highest achievements. The ESX Innovation Awards recognize companies that bring the most impactful and groundbreaking technologies to the electronic security and life safety industry. Companies with emerging technologies, as well as those that have been field-tested are acknowledged through the program. It identifies both the companies who are driving our industry forward with innovative end user offerings and those forging the path with new or improved tools that help security and life safety companies be more efficient and profitable. Unique TechVision Challenge For Winners The winners will be featured at ESX 2016 in the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase on the expo floor. Attendees will have the opportunity to review the award-winning products and services that benefit the end users’ experience, as well as those that benefit top line revenues and bottom line results. In addition, ten of the winners will compete in the TechVision Challenge, an interactive "Shark Tank" style competition, before a panel of top industry experts who will determine the "Best of Show" product or service. George De Marco, ESX Chairman, commented, "The ESX Innovation Awards are the perfect opportunity to recognize excellence and innovation in product and service offerings for the industry, and to reward those companies who are propelling us into the future." And The Winners Are: AWARD CATEGORY COMPANY PRODUCT / SERVICE ACCESS CONTROL - CARDS & CREDENTIALS Bristol ID Technologies Dual Technology Student ID Card with Prox and MIRARE© 1K Short Range RFID and Low Energy Mag Strip ACCESS CONTROL - CONTROLLERS DMP 96 Doors of Access Control ACCESS CONTROL - ELECTRONIC / MECHANICAL LOCKS Yale Locks & Hardware Yale nexTouch ACCESS CONTROL - TELEPHONE ENTRY CONTROL / INTERCOM Viking Electronics K-1775-IP DEALER SERVICES - COMPLIANCE SOFTWARE / SERVICE CSR Professional Services Readiness DEALER SERVICES - FLEET TRACKING SkyBitz Local Fleets SA3000 Fleet Management Solution DEALER SERVICES - MARKETING SUPPORT SERVICES Alarm.com Customer Connections from Alarm.com DIGITAL HEALTH / WELL-BEING SYSTEMS - MOBILE TRACKING / MPERS Cornell Communications, Inc. Inform DIGITAL HEALTH / WELL-BEING SYSTEMS - PERS Essence VPD - Voice Panic Detector INTRUSION SYSTEMS - NOTIFICATION APPLIANCES Interlogix Interlogix Flood / Freeze Sensor MOBILE APPS FOR CONSUMERS - RESIDENTIAL APP Interlogix Interlogix UltraSync MONITORING (CENTRAL STATION) - DEALER APP MKS Web Dealer MONITORING (CENTRAL STATION) - ENHANCED / VERIFIED MONITORING Secure Global Solutions nextStage™ MONITORING (CENTRAL STATION) - SOFTWARE Bold Technologies Manitou Cloud Services SMART HOME - HOME AUTOMATION / HOME CONTROL SYSTEMS ipDatatel Zigbee ipDatatel BAT-ZKI (ZigBee Keypad Interface) VIDEO SURVEILLANCE - MONITORS EIZO Inc DuraVision FDF2304W-IP DEALER SERVICES - BUSINESS OPERATIONS Honeywell AlarmNet 360™ DEALER SERVICES - FINANCIAL SOFTWARE Perennial Software AlarmBiller FIRE LIFE SAFETY - DETECTION APPLIANCES Honeywell Security and Fire SWIFT® Wireless Fire Alarm Solution INSTALLATION / SERVICE TOOLS - PRODUCTIVITY MOBILE APPLICATIONS Appostle Concepts, LLC. LowVo INTRUSION SYSTEMS - CELLULAR / RADIO COMMUNICATORS M2M Services MiNi01-4G Interactive Cellular Alarm Communicator INTRUSION SYSTEMS - CONTROLLERS & CONTROL PANELS Qolsys IQ Panel 2 INTRUSION SYSTEMS - DIY SECURITY Honeywell DragonFly MONITORING (CENTRAL STATION) - INTERACTIVE SERVICES FOR END USER DICE Corporation Matrix CRM Communications Gateway MONITORING (CENTRAL STATION) - MANAGED VIDEO I-View Now Advanced Video Management & Device Health Monitoring Platform VIDEO SURVEILLANCE Telguard Arlo™ Wire-Free Video System Supported by Telguard
The Cassidian-ENERTRAG system only triggers signals such as LED lamps when they are needed Cassidian, the defence and security division of the EADS aerospace group, will be working together with ENERTRAG, a wind power company, on beacons for wind turbines. The companies have signed a declaration of intent whereby a radar from Cassidian will be integrated into ENERTRAG's system of beacons. This system warns pilots about possible collisions with wind turbines, by locating aircraft or helicopters flying towards a turbine at an early stage, and only triggering signals such as LED lamps when they are needed. Disturbances to residents are thus reduced to a minimum.In the coming year, ENERTRAG and Cassidian are planning to equip a pilot project with the new system so as to meet the requirements for official certification of a joint product. The system will be available to all customers in the wind turbine market.
Foot traffic remained at respectable levels during Day Two of IFSEC International 2016 at ExCeL London. Attendees are bombarded with sensory overload as manufacturers look for new ways to stand out from the crowd. The result sometimes seems more like a lot of noise. Everyone is looking for ways to stand out from the noise of competing product features and claims at the show. One exhibitor, Tyco Security Products, is taking a different approach at this year's show, abandoning traditional emphasis on individual products and opting instead to focus on customer solutions targeted to end users. Tyco Security Products’ End-User Targeted Solutions Peter Ainsworth, Tyco Security Products' Director of Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), says everything at the Tyco stand -- from the layout to collateral material -- is built around the need to answer "so-what" questions from customers. "They want to know how we can save them money and make their lives better," says Ainsworth. A single brochure provides the "ultimate takeaway" for Tyco's visitors at this year's show; the "augmented reality" brochure has images that can be scanned with a smartphone to provide additional information, data sheets, etc. Tyco Security Products is also giving away a "magic cube" that can be configured as a cube showing Tyco's product lines, and then reconfigured into a multi-sided "star" shape that depicts various vertical market applications. There are "trigger points" on the cube that can be scanned using a smartphone app to provide additional information for potential customers, including videos. The design of both the brochure and the cube emphasize the message that Tyco Security Products understands customers' businesses. "This is where we see our product fitting within your establishment," says Ainsworth. "We take them through the journey at our stand." The brochure depicts the same journey and "helps the end customer understand what we can do for them," he adds. "It's not about intrusion, access or video, but about the total solution." "At a trade show like IFSEC, we are one of hundreds of stands," says Ainsworth. "We want something that people will remember us for. It's different and innovative, and reflects who we are as an organization." TDSi Gardis Access Control "At a trade show like IFSEC, weare one of hundreds of stands.We want something that peoplewill remember us for. It's differentand innovative. It's not aboutintrusion, access or video, butabout the total solution" In addition to getting customers' attention, some manufacturers have other agendas. Gathering feedback for product development is another way exhibitors can get the most out of IFSEC. For example, TDSi is previewing its new Gardis access control platform at IFSEC, including all-new, intuitive software that is easier to navigate, and a new hardware controller, both conformant to ONVIF Profiles A and C. Two years in development, the system will be easier to integrate with third party systems, using a REST-based application programming protocol (API). The new TDSi products are six months or so away from launch, and TDSi is using the IFSEC show to get feedback about changes customers might like to see as the software is fine-tuned; then it will undergo extensive field trials in the next several months. Getting feedback from potential customers is an invaluable tool for TDSi's development engineers, and IFSEC is an ideal venue to provide the feedback. "We can do an awful lot in three days that would take us weeks driving around in a car or flying around," says John Davies, TDSi's Managing Director. "It's a cost-effective way to achieve the same thing. Also, every year at the show we dig up a couple of projects that pay for the stand. This year we met with a customer that has 900 sites. We're in the early stages of talking with them about the new platform." IFSEC 2016 provides a first look at the new TDSi technology, which Davies says the company will introduce to the U.S. market by 2017, likely as a hardware component of an OEM partner's access control system. The open, ONVIF-conformant strategy makes it possible. TDSi has not been active in the U.S. market for 10 years or more; developing the open-architecture product is a favorable alternative to entering the large market with an older, "me too" product, says Davies. HID Global Seos And Mobile Access Solution Also at the show, HID Global introduced new high-definition direct-to-card printers, and showed its HID Mobile Access solution, powered by Seos. The company also emphasized integration of its Seos mobile credentialing system with time and attendance, fleet management and hand-held devices. There is a related managed services offering. A lot of buzz has surrounded Seos since it came on the market in September 2014, and currently there are several hundred mobile access systems installed worldwide, including hundreds of thousands of mobile identities in use in Western Europe and the United States. There have been several notable installations in the United States, especially among colleges and universities. HID Global is currently in the process of building out a "global wallet" in cooperation with chip manufacturer NXP, which is preloading its computer chips with Seos, usable for many applications beyond physical access control. At IFSEC, HID Global announced it has been selected by Vodafone Italy to modernize the company's physical access control system by providing a group of employees a mobile access solution across multiple sites and applications at the Vodafone Village in Milan.
Integrity Security Group is using SmartTask’s SmartForms to gain added visibility and dramatically cut down on its administrative burden. Having adopted the employee scheduling and mobile workforce management software last year for the provision of proof of attendance, control room management and staff rostering, the company is now using its electronic data capture functionality to streamline a range of operational processes. Initially, SmartForms are being used for vacant property and mobile patrol inspections as well as daily vehicle checks, already saving more than 15 hours of admin a month. SmartTask SmartForms The SmartForms replace previous paper-based processes that were increasingly difficult to manage by the office-based admin team “We are now using the SmartTask SmartForms to help reduce administration, capture critical work data and enforce health and safety procedures,” explains James Chittil, General Manager at Integrity Security Group. “We are constantly looking at clever ways to take advantage of the software’s rich functionality, so we can continue to simplify and enhance the way we operate.” The SmartForms replace previous paper-based processes that were increasingly difficult to manage by the office-based admin team. All reporting for vacant property and mobile patrol inspections – for both scheduled patrols and alarm activations – are now completed using a SmartTask-enabled smartphone. By electronically capturing all relevant information, including photo evidence, Integrity can quickly provide customers with a status update and details of all undertaken work as well as respond to any identified issues. Vehicle Checks And Fleet Management Meanwhile, daily vehicle checks for Integrity’s fleet of vans are now completed using a specially-developed SmartForm, so the company can instantly see if drivers are complying with this health and safety procedure. Any vehicle-related problems or damage can be raised by the driver and actioned immediately by the admin team to mitigate fleet risk. Mileage data is also captured through the software, enabling maintenance requirements to be tracked and scheduled at appropriate intervals. “The SmartForms are enabling us to dramatically reduce paperwork and remove manual processes. This is making it much simpler for both our security officers in the field and our office-based admin team to capture, collate and communicate essential operational data. This is not only helping us make better use of our valuable resources, but also enhance the service we are providing to customers,” added James Chittil. Paul Ridden, CEO of SmartTask commented: “Our experience within the security sector means we are continually developing new functionality that overcome real-world problems for our customers. This is the reason we are working in partnership with a growing number of security businesses who recognize the value they can gain and the benefits they can achieve from using the SmartTask software.” Integrity selected SmartTask to replace an outdated time and attendance system, enabling it to effectively monitor the whereabouts and welfare of staff Lone Worker Protection Integrity selected SmartTask to replace an outdated time and attendance system, enabling it to effectively monitor the whereabouts and welfare of staff as part of its commitment to lone worker protection. The company is also using the intelligent rostering functionality to streamline internal planning processes, while the interactive dashboard supported the launch of a dedicated, out-of-hours control room operation by providing a live view of all scheduled shifts and expected or missed check calls. SmartTask is an advanced and simple-to-use employee scheduling and mobile workforce management solution that enables security companies to better plan and manage their workers, so they are at the right place, at the right time. The cloud-based software solution combines intelligent rostering, live monitoring and integrated proof of attendance across both static and mobile teams, making it the ideal tool to improve operational control, enhance customer satisfaction, and support duty of care to staff.
Denmark’s Evotec chose Idesco readers to complete their cargo securing system they had designed for transport companies’ vehicles. Evotec’s system does more than merely preventing cargo theft. Drivers also feel more secure when delivering because hijack risks are also reduced. This is because cargo is robustly secured when drivers leave vehicles behind. Idesco 8 CD 2.0 DESFire Readers Evotec selected Idesco 8 CD 2.0 DESFire readers for deployment on delivery vehicles Danish cargo companies had been struggling with regular delivery cargo thefts. Drivers did not feel secure when delivering and financial losses were growing. Evotec decided to develop a novel vehicle security solution for cargo companies. As part of their solution, Evotec selected Idesco 8 CD 2.0 DESFire readers for deployment on delivery vehicles. Idesco readers have since been installed on several hundred Danish cargo trucks and vans. Early in their design process, Evotec had seen a clear need to strictly limit access to vehicle’s cargo space to authenticated personnel only. They had known RFID technology could provide accurate, secure user identification and authentication. They learned that Idesco’s MIFARE DESFire readers, paired with 128-bit AES-encrypted DESFire transponders, would easily repel transponder hacking or cloning. Best of all, they learned Idesco designed many of its readers for installing outdoors, reliably resisting impacts, moisture, dirt and temperature extremes. Security Key Management Service Idesco’s Security Key Management service saved Evotec extensive time and resources"Bo Schønning, Evotec Aps CEO, described the subsequent cooperation of Idesco with his company, “We got great assistance in choosing the correct solution for our system”. In addition to coded readers, Evotec ApS also subscribed to Idesco’s convenient Security Key Management Service for ensure compatibility with every vehicle’s readers. Since DESFire demands readers and transponders be encoded with matching security keys, Idesco’s Security Key Management service saved Evotec extensive time and resources, freeing them to focus exclusively on installations for their customers’ vehicles without worrying about managing DESFire keys themselves. “We feel safe when Idesco handles this data for our customers”, says Bo Schønning. The cargo drivers of Evotec’s customers are assigned vehicle specific transponders to carry, which open the cargo space when presented to the reader guarding it. For increased security, the driver cabin locks automatically when the cargo space unlocks. Additionally, cargo doors automatically lock when they close and will remain locked when the vehicle’s engine is running. The system works equally well in vehicles equipped with liftgates. Opening the vehicle’s driver cabin with the ignition key doesn’t affect its cargo space: it remains continuously locked. If needed, a vehicle’s cargo space could be opened remotely via fleet management software. If a transponder is stolen, a vehicle’s readers can be reprogrammed to not recognize the transponders. Fleet Management And Vehicle Tracking Vehicles are also equipped with GPS transmitters that update fleet software with vehicle locations and routes Vehicles are also equipped with GPS transmitters that update fleet software with vehicle locations and routes. The fleet software’s online tracking and route reporting also provides cargo companies a powerful fuel control ability that can reduce fleet costs. “This system has significantly increased drivers’ security at work while reducing costs caused by theft”, notes Bo Schønning, CEO, Evotec ApS. “Fuel costs have also been reduced, as the cars aren’t left idling anymore. It is easier to control the fleet, and our customers can also follow the quality of deliveries with this system”, he continues.” RFID Technology Founded in 1989, Idesco is an experienced company in the field of RFID technology. From the very beginning, Idesco was a pioneer in using RFID, deploying it for identification in industrial applications. Down through the years Idesco continued expanding its reputation as a pioneer provider by innovating numerous technological alternatives and multiple technologies for a variety of different application areas. Every day, Idesco devices collect data and enhance security for a variety of access control, vehicle identification, logistics and inventory control systems.
To help comply with industry regulations, boost security, and improve operational efficiencies, Associated British Ports (ABP) needed an advanced, flexible HD surveillance system that could leverage the existing network infrastructure and easily integrate with the port’s current analog-based system. ABP relies on Avigilon Control Center software with HDSM to seamlessly manage the HD surveillance system 24x7. At the Port of Grimsby, ABP installed two 11MP Avigilon HD cameras to monitor vehicle entry and exit and to provide driver identification and license plate details, and one MP Avigilon HD camera for complete coverage of the junction leading to the control room. Six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are used at the Port of Immingham to monitor and control the lockgates, which open and close to allow ships to pass through. ABP relies on Avigilon Control Center software with HDSM to seamlessly manage the HD surveillance system 24/7 Integrated Camera System All six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are connected through the fiber network back to the marine control room where the system is monitored live. At the Immingham Bulk Park, four Avigilon analog video encoders are used to integrate a new analog PTZ camera and existing analog cameras into the Avigilon HD Surveillance System for greater performance and manageability. Four 1MP Avigilon HD cameras provide site overview and monitor the entrance and exit to the weighbridges, where cargo is weighed. Four Avigilon NVRs record and store 30 days of continuous footage. The Avigilon HD Surveillance System has helped ABP improve operational efficiencies at the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham. By leveraging its existing network infrastructure, ABP was able to reduce installation time and costs. ABP has also been able to centralize several processes, including weighbridge and lockgate operations, which can now be managed remotely in conjunction with the surveillance system. All six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are connected through the fiber network back to the marine control room where the system is monitored live HD Surveillance System To Boost Security With 21 ports and over 1,500 employees, ABP is the United Kingdom’s largest port operator and leading cruise port operator, moving one quarter of the country’s seaborne trade ranging from coal and containers to iron ore and the import/ export of vehicles. In compliance with industry regulations such as the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, ABP has implemented the necessary security measures to reduce risk by deploying a comprehensive security system across all its sites. As part of this effort, ABP deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System at two locations to boost security and at the same time, improve operational efficiencies to ensure the successful management of international trade through its ports. Surveillance is a critical component of ABP’s overall security initiative, but it also plays a key role in helping to build a ‘safety first’ culture that protects the health and safety of employees and enhances overall productivity. “With the Avigilon HD Surveillance System in place, we can monitor the entire port operations – from loading ships to crane operations – from a centralized location to ensure port security, employee safety, and productivity,” explained Michael Howarth, Humber IT Infrastructure Manager at ABP. “As a result, we can strengthen security, improve operational flow, and reduce costs for better overall operational performance.” Surveillance is a critical component of ABP’s overall security initiative, but it also plays a key role in helping to build a ‘safety first’ culture Network-Based IP Cameras With the assistance of Global Vision CCTV Ltd., a local provider of surveillance system design, installation, and service, ABP installed the Avigilon HD Surveillance at two of its sites – the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham. “We were not getting the image quality or reliability we needed from our previous system,” said Howarth, who also noted that the previous software was cumbersome to use. When ABP began to roll out its new, more advanced internal network infrastructure, the team determined that network-based IP cameras would more effectively meet their needs. “The Avigilon HD Surveillance System is versatile and flexible enough to support hardware from many vendors – including analog cameras – and can leverage our existing cabling for a more cost-effective and powerful surveillance solution.” According to Howarth, the very nature of a port’s geography can cause significant challenges when it comes to deploying any technology infrastructure, including surveillance. “When we transitioned over to a fiber network, we matured from having local installations running over coaxial cable to needing a more advanced network-based surveillance solution that can accommodate various types of cameras, including wireless,” said Howarth. ABP deployed the Avigilon Control Center network video management software (NVMS), the only solution designed specifically for high definition surveillance, and installed Avigilon HD megapixel cameras, Avigilon analog video encoders, and Avigilon network video recorders (NVRs) all connected wirelessly and accessible across both ports – a distance of seven miles. ABP installed the Avigilon HD Surveillance at two of its sites – the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham 11MP Avigilon HD Cameras At the Port of Grimsby, ABP installed two 11MP Avigilon HD cameras to monitor vehicle entry and exit and to provide driver identification and license plate detail, and one 3MP Avigilon HD camera for complete coverage of the junction leading to the control room. Security personnel use Avigilon Control Center software with High Definition Stream Management (HDSM) to seamlessly manage the system 24/7 and store 30 days of continuous footage on two Avigilon NVRs. Six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are used at the Port of Immingham to monitor and control the lockgates, which open and close to allow ships to pass through, and to ensure that there are no obstructions to prevent the lockgates from opening when required. All six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are connected through the fiber network back to the marine control room where the system is monitored live and footage is stored on one Avigilon NVR. Six 5MP Avigilon HD cameras are used at the Port of Immingham to monitor and control the lockgates Avigilon Analog Video Encoders At the Bulk Park Terminal, four Avigilon analog video encoders are used to integrate a new analog PTZ camera and existing analog cameras into the Avigilon HD Surveillance System for greater performance and manageability. Four 1MP Avigilon HD cameras provide site overview and monitor the entrance and exit to the weighbridges, where cargo is weighed. An additional Avigilon NVR has also been deployed to store footage from this installation. ABP security personnel have been impressed with Avigilon’s image quality and speed of playback, leveraging the advanced features of Avigilon Control Center software to instantly identify details necessary for positive identification, leading to faster response times and more successful investigations. “With our previous surveillance system, we would struggle to identify the details necessary to make a positive ID,” explained Howarth. Image Clarity Of License Plates “In fact, we could not capture license plates or facial details even with very good lighting conditions.” Since deploying the Avigilon HD Surveillance System, Howarth has noticed a huge improvement in his ability to pinpoint a specific event with exceptional image clarity for quick identification and resolution. “Even in the middle of the night, we can zoom in on a specific event and leverage Avigilon Control Center’s digital enhancement features to pull out the detail we need.” Four Avigilon analog video encoders are used to integrate a new analog PTZ camera and existing analog cameras into the Avigilon HD Surveillance System When local law enforcement has been called in to help investigate an incident, ABP can now provide more tangible evidence, faster. “Before, we would spend a lot of time trying to locate a specific event and end up with poor quality footage that was not up to standard,” noted Howarth, who has been very impressed with the speed in which he can now drill down to a specific event for immediate inspection. Before, we would spend a lot of time trying to locate a specific event and end up with poor quality footage" Manipulate Image In Real-Time “Going through footage on our previous surveillance system was cumbersome, leaving big gaps in time between selecting a timeline and displaying the image. Avigilon Control Center’s advanced functionality allows us to manipulate an image in real-time and enables us to track when footage was actually recorded to more quickly and accurately identify the images in question.” said Howarth. With its simple management tools and advanced functionality, Avigilon Control Center has also proven to be very user-friendly. “We have eight full time staff using the system live and four ad hoc uses who can view the system from their laptops,” explained Howarth. “To date, we have been able to easily get them up on the system with no significant challenges.” Installing the system at the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham was also straightforward. “The professional team at Global Vision CCTV installed the system in no time and with help from Avigilon, worked with us to ensure that the solution delivered the highest quality images possible and maximum recorded length.” The professional team at Global Vision CCTV installed the system in no time and with help from Avigilon" Cost-Effective Solutions The Avigilon HD Surveillance System has not only surpassed ABP’s security requirements; it has also shown to be very cost-effective. “We were able to leverage our existing network infrastructure and cables to reduce installation time and costs,” said Howarth. “But more importantly, the Avigilon HD Surveillance System has enabled us to centralize several of our processes, including the operation of our weighbridges and lockgates, which can now be managed remotely through the surveillance system in one location.” As a result, ABP can contain its operational staff costs at each location. With the Avigilon HD Surveillance System in place, ABP has also invested in a scalable, future-proof surveillance solution that can expand to meet growing needs. Enhanced Security And Operational Productivity Having already achieved a significant improvement in security and operational productivity, ABP has been very pleased with its decision to deploy the Avigilon HD Surveillance System at the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham. “Avigilon provides high quality HD surveillance across a varied infrastructure and is flexible enough to integrate with existing CCTV systems as well as analog-based systems,” concluded Howarth. “Utilizing the most advanced technology instead of relying on modified old technology, Avigilon is a fluent system that delivers powerful network video management software combined with superior image quality for dramatic performance gains.”
To secure effective security and management for its fleet of public service buses, the Suez Governorate in Egypt is now operating innovative mobile CCTV systems, supplied by Hikvision, global supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions. One of Egypt’s 27 governates, the Suez Governorate in the northeast of Egypt has a population of over 600,000 residents, concentrated mainly in its urban areas. Supplying reliable low-cost travel across the region, the Suez Governate Public Transportation institution operates and manages its own bus service, with many public transit routes running mainly in and around its highly populated urban areas. In a move designed to further increase the efficient operation of its bus service, Suez Governorate officials approached Caesar Security Services, a Hikvision Silver Value Added Solutions Partner (VASP), to advise on a suitable mobile CCTV solution that could provide reliable and effective surveillance coverage on-board its bus fleet. Power over Coax Demonstration Hikvision provided technical personnel and evaluation products to enable a Power over Coax (PoC) demonstration of the proposed system Having collaborated on several projects previously, and as a Hikvision Silver VASP, Caesar Security Services were able to capitalize on direct access to Hikvision technical assistance to liaise on the best specification of surveillance products for the project. In addition, Hikvision provided technical personnel and evaluation products to enable a Power over Coax (PoC) demonstration of the proposed system to the Suez Governate Public Transportation institution’s officials. The PoC trial and direct manufacturer input from Hikvision ensured the technical suitability of the surveillance camera and recording technology specified was proven, and the client assured of its performance within the challenging bus environment. Additionally, the trial allowed Caesar Security Services to test several different camera mounting positions and field of views. This gave Suez Governorate officials several camera scene options to choose from – ensuring the required scene coverage was exactly what they desired, prior to the process of installation and commissioning. Hikvision Mobile CCTV Solution Caesar Security Services installed the Hikvision-based mobile CCTV solution on-board an initial 15 buses On approval, Caesar Security Services installed the Hikvision-based mobile CCTV solution on-board an initial 15 buses. Connected via coax cabling installed within the bus infrastructure, the specification for each bus included two Hikvision AE-VC211T-IRS Mobile HD-TVI Cameras, a Hikvision DS-MP7508 Series Mobile DVR, and a Hikvision DS-MP1301 LCD Mobile Monitor, allowing the bus driver to view live images from the system. The Hikvision Up the Coax AE-VC211T-IRS Mobile HD-TVI Cameras were selected because of their HD imaging capability and worldwide proven reliability within mobile vehicle applications. Specifically designed for mobile environments, the Hikvision Mobile HD-TVI Cameras provide 1080p resolution via a 2-Megapixel progressive CMOS sensor and true Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) - to deliver the best image quality even under the challenging light source conditions. Additionally, the camera’s tough construction ensures that the unit can handle exposure to the harsh vibration, temperature extremes and dust found in mobile vehicle environments. Hikvision Mobile Cameras and DVRs Specifying the Hikvision DS-MP7508 Series Mobile DVR ensured simple installation and system set-up Specifying the Hikvision DS-MP7508 Series Mobile DVR ensured simple installation and system set-up - minimizing installation time and the time buses needed to be withdrawn from service for the installation to be completed. The DVR’s tensile aluminum chassis construction with a ‘No-fan’ design and aviation-grade connections all contribute to a long service life in the harsh mobile conditions. Additionally, ‘Power-off’ protection and hard disk and SD card recording ensure the recorded images are secure – no matter what the situation. 4G pluggable wireless and built-in Wi-Fi modules provide flexible data transmission options and ensure images can be viewed easily back at the Suez Governorate’s central control room. At the control room, system operators can view live and recorded images from each vehicle in the bus fleet 24/7. In the event of an incident, operators can review the live video footage, advise the driver directly or deploy an immediate managed response if necessary. Bus Fleet Management Should an incident be reported and require investigation, system operators can access footage wirelessly, directly from the bus’s DVR With the installation of the surveillance solution aboard 15 buses now completed and in daily operation, the system is providing security and safety reassurance to encourage more people to take the bus. From the moment passengers board a Hikvision surveillance system equipped bus, all interior activity is monitored by operators at the Suez Governorate central control room and recorded locally via the Hikvision DS-MP7508 Series Mobile DVR. Should an incident be reported and require investigation, system operators can access footage wirelessly, directly from the bus’s DVR, and view any recorded footage instantly in the control room. Additionally, driver behavior is also being monitored – to improve their performance, help to protect them in the advent of an incident and clarify their actions. Hikvision HD Imaging and LCD Video Wall The system has brought our operation increased safety and security" Commenting on the success of the project, Mahmoud Abd El Rasol, General Manager, Caesar Security Services said: “We specified Hikvision products because they meet our customer’s requirements, providing HD imaging and reliability at a very competitive price.” Since the system has been in use, the Hikvision mobile technology has proved a great success for both staff and customers of the bus network. Gamal El Sherief, Vice President, Suez Governance comments: “The system has brought our operation increased safety and security. It allows our operators to quickly detect security issues, monitor drivers and significantly reduce the number of problematic incidents. The system also allows us to control the service quality more accurately and ensure our buses do not become overcrowded at busy times by optimising bus allocation.” The initial deployment of Hikvision technology has been so successful that a second phase is now planned – expanding the same scalable Hikvision mobile CCTV solution system across a further 50 buses in the fleet, in addition to the installation of Hikvision LCD video wall technology at the busy Suez Governorate central control room.
The SX-19P delivers crisp display quality as AG Neovo’s AIP technology is effective in reducing signal instability and interference AG Neovo, a leading supplier of security and surveillance displays, is proud to have charted new waters as premium-grade displays are increasingly called upon to serve demanding environments and applications. Its displays are now an integral part of the array of high-tech equipment aboard a Taiwanese fleet of deep-sea fishing vessels sailing to faraway oceans. AG Neovo’s SX-19P is chosen for good reason. Out there on the high seas, it needs to withstand the ingression of moisture and salt against a frequently turbulent setting while performing its duty of displaying information. Most importantly, the duty allows no rest day or night. Durability of the display minimizes the disruption of fishing operations caused by the need for any unscheduled repairs. Rigorously selected components and meticulously designed circuitry enable the SX-19P to stand up to its task 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However harsh the sea may be, it is protected by IP22 metal casing that guards against both moisture and dust. This, in turn, is an invaluable capability that makes possible its staying on duty against wild temperature swings on the open sea where deep-sea fishing vessels often must operate months on end. Rigorously selected componentsand meticulously designedcircuitry enable the SX-19P to stand up to its task 24 hours a day, seven days a week AG Neovo’s proprietary NeoV Optical Glass technology features a special kind of double coating that offers resistance to acid or alkali erosion, further bolstering the display panel in the face of a most hostile climatic environment. Another benefit the same technology brings a significant scaling down of display glare and reflection. This is particularly welcome for the skipper who needs to keep his eye on several displays for long hours. Data display is easily affected when the calm of the sea is disrupted, which is more often than not. The SX-19P delivers crisp display quality as AG Neovo’s AIP (Advanced Image Platform) technology is effective in reducing signal instability and interference. To further ensure its nonstop functionality, the display comes with Anti-Burn-in technology to prevent screen burn, or better known as ghosting. To correctly trace schools of fish, the skipper makes use of radar and positioning equipment while also drawing on his years of experience at sea. Only if the displays on board present it all accurately in a reliable manner can the skipper relay to the helmsman the right route to the painstakingly identified spot. “Without competent displays on board, there is no ruling out the skipper’s misinterpretation of the data gleaned from whatever sophisticated high-tech outfits,” says Allan Hsu, Sales Manager of AG Neovo Taiwan. “AG Neovo is happy to have readied the tools for those who want to do a good job either at sea or on land.”
All of the vehicles provided by Nurizon Corporation for the security forces are fitted with the latest technologies Public safety and homeland security solutions providers Nurizon Corporation have provided the latest and most advanced fleet of police vehicles in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the Special Forces patrolling the city of Mecca during the Hajj Pilgrimage.Security multinational Nurizon Corporation is the first organization to launch such an advanced fleet of emergency service and surveillance vehicles in the region, and the project has already received international acclaim as being a major step forwards in the provision of turnkey local public safety solutions.All of the vehicles provided by Nurizon Corporation for the security forces in Mecca, are fitted with technologies ranging from Mobile CCTV - Video and Audio Surveillance Systems, Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ANPR and MLPR), Mobile Data, Satellite Vehicle Location (AVLS), Vehicle Navigation and Guidance, Mobile Data Terminals (MDT), and Transflective In Vehicle Touch screens.Christopher Riddell, Chief Executive Officer for Nurizon Corporation, speaking at a Press Conference in the Diplomatic Quarter of Riyadh for the vehicle launch said that: "I am delighted to be able to officially launch our newest and most advanced fleet of emergency vehicles here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." Christopher also went on to add that, "Nurizon Corporation is a leader in the middle east for providing integrated homeland security and public safety solutions, and this latest delivery of key market specific technology by Nurizon Corporation, demonstrates our continued commitment to the region, and our partners and customers alike, during what is widely known as one of the most important times of year in the Muslim Calendar".Nurizon Corporation has been working with a number of local and international partners over recent months to bring together the products and technologies, and adapt them specifically for the Middle East, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In Country partners for the project include Saudi Telecom Company (STC), who are providing the high-speed communications data infrastructure to the vehicles, Bravo! (PTC) who are providing the highly acclaimed iDEN Push To Talk services to all of the vehicles, and various other companies such as Al Jazirah Motors Company who have provided the vehicles and support services throughout. The Security Forces in Saudi Arabia have adopted the Nurizon Licence Plate Recognition Systems All of the police vehicles include Arabic and English Licence Plate Recognition technology, which is often also referred to as ANPR (Advanced Number Plate Recognition) or LPR (Licence Plate Recognition). This provides the security and law enforcement agencies with the most accurate and instant verification of vehicle ownership and latest intelligence information, without the need of a police officer having to pick up a telephone or radio, to make a check on the vehicle manually. Officers are automatically alerted by an audible alarm, and a message on the touch screen installed in the vehicle, whenever a vehicle "hit" is discovered.The Security Forces in Saudi Arabia have adopted the Nurizon Licence Plate Recognition Systems as part of a larger strategy of security upgrades across the Kingdom which Nurizon are strategically involved in, including the ATVAM (Automated Traffic Violations and Monitoring) Kingdom wide project. The Nurizon fixed and mobile ANPR solutions form part of a mesh network of intelligence and data gathering systems, which greatly enhance the productivity and time which officers are spending on the streets and on patrol. Security Forces are widely known to have checkpoints spread at key hot spot and strategic locations around the Kingdom, and this technology is just another tool which enhances public safety around the clock, for over two million muslim visitors to Mecca performing Hajj this year.