Middle Atlantic Products is now stocking and shipping the high-power DC Distribution solution, solving the installation challenges posed by powering a high density of DC-powered components with similar voltages. Part of the industry-award-winning DC Power Distribution family, the new 200W and 300W models provide high current capacity to an industry-leading quantity of outputs — up to 24 devices — maximizing the same voltage in a single unit, 5V, 12V, or 24V, or splitting between 12/2...
Antaira Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices and communication solutions for harsh environment applications and is proud to announce the expansion of its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the STM-60XC series of Serial to Modbus Gateways. Modbus networks have been around for a very long time. Markets are driving the need for Modbus RTU and ASCII devices to communicate with Ethernet and ultimately cloud devices with the h...
LifeSafety Power Inc., global manufacturer and creator of a new category of intelligent power solutions, brings critical resiliency, redundancy and networking capabilities with the release of Helix Armour. Designed for seamless failover protection with automatic backup switchover of AC or DC circuitry to reduce the risk of system downtime or outage, Helix Armour sets a bold new standard in reliability and network power management for mission critical physical security and life safety application...
DITEK, the provider of surge protection solutions, announces the launch of the new Deflector Series Surge Protective Devices. With its audible alarm, flashing LED indicator and remote notification capability, the Deflector lets the user know in three ways when it requires attention. Unique rapid- replacement modules make it possible to have the unit up and running again in only a few seconds. The Deflector is conveniently wall-mountable, with no additional enclosure required, allowing it to be p...
DITEK, a provider of surge protection solutions, is displaying their newly improved DTK-RMNETS series of modular network protection products here at GSX 2018 (booth #3857). Designed with state-of-the-art circuitry, the DTK-RMNETS lineup provides superior rack-mounted surge protection for up to 24 shielded Ethernet and PoE connections in a compact 1RU mount - ideal for installations where multiple Ethernet cabling feeds require surge protection before entering network switches. The improved line...
Altronix, global provider of power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, is showcasing the new eBridge1600F 16-port EoC receiver with integral PoE switch here at GSX 2018 (booth #1950). The new and innovative eBridge1600F power and transmission solution further bridges the infrastructure gap by integrating coax, Ethernet and fiber along with PoE, thereby eliminating the cost and labor associated with installing new network cabling. eBridge1600F 16-Port EoC Receiver...
Altronix, a recognized provider of power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, has enhanced its industry leading line of NetWay Midspans with the introduction of two high-powered additions here at GSX 2018 (booth #1950). The NetWay8GP 8-port Midspan provides up to 60W power per port to power PoE/PoE+/Hi-PoE devices (480W total), and the NetWay16G 16-port Midspan up to 30W power per port for PoE/PoE+ devices (480W total). NetWay8GP 8-port And 16-port Midspan “As IP devices continue to offer more features requiring higher power, our new NetWay Midspans provide the power and intelligence that today’s networked systems demand,” said JR Andrews, National Sales Executive, Altronix Corporation. The NetWay8G and NetWay16G both feature: a 1U rack enclosure; 10/100/1000 Mbps data rates at distances up to 100m; an integral battery charger for applications requiring backup; and embedded Altronix LINQ Technology to monitor, control and report power and diagnostics from anywhere. As with all Altronix products, all NetWay series products are manufactured in the U.S.A., and backed by a lifetime warranty.
Altronix, a globally recognized power and transmission solutions provider for the professional security industry, introduces the latest additions to its popular series of Trove Access and Power Integration Solutions at GSX 2018 (booth #1950). Trove1M1WP Outdoor Enclosure The new Trove1M1WP outdoor enclosure with backplane allows for easy integration with Altronix power and Mercury/Lenel access controllers. The new Trove Rackmount Series accommodates access controllers from leading manufacturers expanding versatility beyond wall-mount configurations. These new additions simplify board layout and wire management, while reducing installation time and labor costs. “Trove continues to win projects and grow in popularity with integrators because it delivers a highly pragmatic access and power integration solution that’s easy, fast and extremely cost efficient,” said Ronnie Pennington, National Sales Engineer, Altronix Corporation. Trove Rack Series With Multiple Access Controllers Trove1M1WP is a NEMA 4/4X IP66 Rated outdoor enclosure with backplane designed for use with Mercury/Lenel access controllers and accessories, with or without Altronix power and sub-assemblies, while accommodating up to two 12VDC/7AH batteries. The durable enclosure is manufactured with stainless steel continuous hinge and lockable latches. Trove1M1WP can be wall or pole mounted using the optional PMK2 Pole Mount Kit. This outdoor series of Trove will expand to other leading brands of access control in the near future. The new Trove rack series accommodates a host of access controllers including Mercury/Lenel, HID/VertX, Software House and more. Additionally, an Altronix only backplane allows for the versatility to design a custom rack mount access control power supply. Integrators now have the option to incorporate power in the same rack mount unit with the access controllers or consolidate power for their system in a single enclosure, saving valuable rack space. All rack mount units include a tamper switch, cam lock and Z bracket for ease of installation and wiring.
Edwards introduces the next generation of Genesis notification appliances, offering installation flexibility and ultra-low electric current draws. The new energy-efficient Genesis LED G1 series of compact wall-mounted horns, strobes and horn/strobes will debut at Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Las Vegas, Sept. 23-27. Edwards is part of UTC Climate Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. With minimised current draw, building owners can expect lower installed costs as system integrators power up devices for service. The Genesis LED G1 Series’ current draw is listed at 24 milliamps volts of direct current (VDC) for settings up to 75 candela flash intensity for the compact LED strobe, well surpassing the requirements of comparable strobe products in the most common commercial applications. Easy Installation And Reliable Performance Edwards designed the Genesis LED G1 Series to install on the same notification circuit as older appliances with compatible flash patterns“At Edwards, we believe the best notification appliances meet three criteria: they install easily, warn efficiently and perform reliably over time,” said Edwards General Manager, Angie Gomez. “Chief security officers, facility managers, building engineers, IT experts and others concerned with the implementation of overall incident management plans will find that the new Genesis LED G1 Series appliances meet these criteria.” Edwards designed the Genesis LED G1 Series to install on the same notification circuit as older appliances with compatible flash patterns, including legacy Genesis products, enabling placement of more devices on each circuit. In addition, the Genesis LED G1 Series strobe has a sleek, compact profile, protruding less than an inch from the mounting surface with no visible mounting screws. The compact devices are the first of several Genesis product introductions expected in the coming months, including full-size appliances for walls and ceilings, as well as speakers.
Altronix, the provider of power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, introduces the latest additions to its popular series of Trove Access and Power Integration Solutions here at GSX 2018 (booth #1950). The new Trove1M1WP outdoor enclosure with backplane allows for easy integration with Altronix power and Mercury/Lenel access controllers. The new Trove Rackmount Series accommodates access controllers from leading manufacturers expanding versatility beyond wall-mount configurations. These new additions simplify board layout and wire management, while reducing installation time and labor costs. “Trove continues to win projects and grow in popularity with integrators because it delivers a highly pragmatic access and power integration solution that’s easy, fast and extremely cost efficient,” said Ronnie Pennington, National Sales Engineer, Altronix Corporation. The new Trove rack series accommodates a host of access controllers including Mercury/Lenel, HID/VertX, Software House and more NEMA 4/4X IP66 Rated Outdoor Enclosure Trove1M1WP is a NEMA 4/4X IP66 Rated outdoor enclosure with backplane designed for use with Mercury/Lenel access controllers and accessories, with or without Altronix power and sub-assemblies, while accommodating up to two 12VDC/7AH batteries. The durable enclosure is manufactured with stainless steel continuous hinge and lockable latches. Trove1M1WP can be wall or pole mounted using the optional PMK2 Pole Mount Kit. This outdoor series of Trove will expand to other leading brands of access control in the near future. The new Trove rack series accommodates a host of access controllers including Mercury/Lenel, HID/VertX, Software House and more. Additionally, an Altronix only backplane allows for the versatility to design a custom rack mount access control power supply. Integrators now have the option to incorporate power in the same rack mount unit with the access controllers or consolidate power for their system in a single enclosure, saving valuable rack space. All rack mount units include a tamper switch, cam lock and Z bracket for ease of installation and wiring.
Altronix, the provider of power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, is showcasing the new eBridge1600F 16-port EoC receiver with integral PoE switch here at GSX 2018 (booth #1950). The new and innovative eBridge1600F power and transmission solution further bridges the infrastructure gap by integrating coax, Ethernet and fiber along with PoE eliminating the cost and labor associated with installing new network cabling. “Altronix continues to design and deliver new power and transmission solutions that merge infrastructure with emerging technologies to accommodate greater capacity and speed for today’s advanced IP installations,” said JR Andrews, National Sales Executive, Altronix Corporation. “The new eBridge1600F allows coax users to cost-efficiently upgrade analog systems to IP with the ability to take advantage of new or existing fiber infrastructure to deploy IP devices at greater distances.” Embedded LINQ Technology Altronix eBridge1600F is an all-in-one, head-end solution for upgrading coax to IP that combines a PoE+ switch and EoC Receiver into a single integrated unit. It features 16 Ethernet ports rated at 100Mbps (full duplex up to 300m without repeaters) with 30W full power per port (500W total power), one 1Gb SFP (fiber port), and two 1Gb Ethernet uplinks. Additional features include a built-in battery charger, and embedded LINQ Technology to monitor, control and report power/diagnostics from anywhere over the network connection. As with all Altronix products, eBridge1600F is manufactured in the U.S.A., and is backed by a lifetime warranty.
Altronix, the provider of power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, has enhanced the ACMS8 Dual-Voltage Access Power Controller with bi-color output LEDs to visually indicate 12VDC or 24VDC at-a-glance. The unit’s switch-selectable versatility adds greater flexibility when combining 12VDC and 24VDC devices further facilitating ease of installation and adding a new level of protection in the same system. The ACMS8 distributes voltage from two 12VDC and 24VDC power sources simultaneously over any of the unit’s eight (8) individually selectable outputs allowing for a wide range of lock options. New bi-color LEDs indicate power on each of the ACMS8 outputs with green indicating 12VDC, and both green and red simultaneously indicating 24VDC. Magnetic Locks And Electric Strikes ACMS8 features include: emergency input trigger enabling egress and alarm monitoring; a disconnect feature that’s individually selectable for any or all of the eight outputs “The ACMS8 is another example of how Altronix is continually looking to improve existing products using customer feedback, introduce new solutions and integrate them to provide greater efficiency,” said Ronnie Pennington, National Sales Engineer, Altronix Corporation. The ACMS8 can provide power to a variety of access control devices, including magnetic locks and electric strikes. Additional features include: emergency input trigger enabling egress and alarm monitoring; a disconnect feature that’s individually selectable for any or all of the eight outputs; spade connectors to daisy-chain multiple ACMS8 or PDS8 modules for larger system applications; and protection using PTCs (ACMS8CB) or automotive style fuses. The eight trigger inputs isolate power from the access controllers providing further system protection. Single Power Source Reduces Costs Ideal for use in Altronix’s Trove Access and Power Integration Series, the ACMS8K1 kit which combines the ACMS8 with the Altronix VR6 Voltage Regulator, provides the ability to select different voltages for multiple outputs from a single power source. This reduces the requirement and costs for multiple power supplies and batteries, while conserving valuable enclosure space due to its unique stackable design. As with all Altronix products, the ACMS8 is manufactured in the U.S.A., and backed by a lifetime warranty.
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.”
Veracity, a manufacturer of IP transmission devices, surveillance storage arrays and integrated command and control systems, has announced details of projects carried out by Wildlife Windows Ltd, a leading designer of innovative wildlife camera systems. The company uses technology from Veracity to help safeguard wildlife from the impact of humans along with meeting growing statutory and corporate responsibility requirements. For over a decade, Wildlife Windows Ltd has specialized in installing multiple camera systems for nature reserve visitor centers and supplying monitoring equipment for conservation professionals and ecological consultants. The team has returned time and again to Veracity’s range of IP transmission tools and products to help them deliver for their customers. Wildlife Windows Ltd has specialised in installing multiple camera systems for nature reserve visitor centers Wildlife Window’s Surveillance Systems What sets Wildlife Windows apart from other companies offering similar services is its extensive knowledge and understanding of wildlife and conservation acquired over the past 25 years as enthusiastic naturalists, as well as in professional roles. With customers including the National Trust, RSPB and several large private companies particularly within construction, Wildlife Windows often has to overcome significant technical challenges to install surveillance systems in hard-to-reach locations with limited power and connectivity. In many situations, the company turns to technology from Veracity which Co-Founder Jason Fathers says, “…has proved extremely useful both during the installation stages and as a key component in a number of challenging projects over the last few years.” What sets Wildlife Windows is its extensive knowledge and understanding of wildlife IP Video Although originally working with analog cameras, in recent years the company has largely switched to IP video and with it gained many advantages in terms of flexibility and quality. Yet running power and connectivity over longer distances is still tricky. As an example, some years ago a high profile project helped to protect, relocate and ultimately return nesting Peregrine Falcons at Battersea Power Station in London. The company needed to install multiple cameras within a complex structure which would have become inaccessible as building work progressed. The challenge was connecting up to 4 IP cameras over an existing coax cable across a 400 meter run and, in this instance, Veracity HIGHWIRE Powerstar Quad proved vital. The project also benefited from using Veracity’s POINTSOURCE Plus for powering POE IP cameras in-situ to complete camera alignment, focus, configuration and test from a locally-connected laptop. This also showed the client that the cameras were functioning as expected before the next phase of construction that would make access to the installation almost impossible. Veracity’s POINTSOURCE Plus for powering POE IP cameras in-situ to complete camera alignment Veracity OUTREACH Max In other instances, Jason and his team have relied on Veracity OUTREACH Max to overcome the distance limitations of Ethernet and Power over Ethernet (POE) to deliver projects in hard-to-reach rural locations, including the positioning of fixed cameras above an Osprey nest in Scotland. “Veracity offers a good balance between price and performance and it is pretty robust kit,” says Fathers. “Over the years, we have used a lot of the Veracity transmission products in some pretty harsh conditions and we have not had a single failure,” he added.
Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, one of the UK’s leading design and build companies of modular data centres, containerised data centres and refurbishment of existing data centres, has announced the completion of its data centre relocation project for Ridgeons, Timber and Builders Merchants. The project involved the closure of a data centre, originally built by Secure I.T. Environments in 2007, and relocation to new facilities on an existing Ridgeons depot site, following the sale of land in Cambridge. Throughout its lifetime the original site was maintained and serviced by Secure I.T. Environments giving the company an excellent understanding of the client’s needs. New Site Design Is Challenging Due To Its Smaller Size The new site design introduced, is challenging due to its smaller size and location, however, given the team’s close relationship with Ridgeons, a design solution was found and the associated risks with planning the transfer of services were mitigated. The project was completed in just 10 weeks. New developments in server and cabinet technology meant no compromise had to be made on the compute and storage power available to Ridgeons, despite the new data centre site being smaller. The project included new incoming power supply, UPS in N+1 format, energy efficient air conditioning, structured cabling, access control / CCTV, a Novec fire suppression and detection system, 19” cabinets with intelligent power distribution, environmental monitoring, as well as general building works. Secure Decommissioning Of The Ridgeon Site Secure I.T. Environments will also relocate the existing generator as part of decommissioning the original site, creating cost savings for Ridgeons. The full decommissioning project will involve taking out all the fire suppression, air conditioning, UPS, cabinets cabling and power. The team will also decommission the structure, ensuring that is securely and responsibly recycled, only disposing of materials when needed and in a way that will minimize waste and environmental impact. “The team at Secure I.T. Environments is by far one of the best I have had the pleasure of working with,” said Nathan Draper, Group IT Manager at Ridgeons. “The decision to move a data centre is not something to be taken lightly and requires great planning if the day to day running of your business relies on those services. Secure I.T. Environments’ approach gave us great confidence that the risks were low, and it has all gone to plan.” Chris Wellfair, Projects Director at Secure I.T. Environments, added “The relationship we have with Ridgeons has been a long-standing one that is set to continue. To be selected for their next data centre project ten years after we first started working with them, shows the depth of trust they had in us to deliver the project with minimum risk and value for money.”
Norvento Operations and Maintenance is a part of the Spanish group Norvento Enerxia, a group of companies, with over 25 years of experience, specializing in engineering projects for power supply systems. The group’s main activity is focused on the construction of facilities for renewable energies generated from natural resources, such as wind farms, photovoltaic or hydroelectric power stations. Norvento, among other activities, looks after the maintenance of ten power stations. This maintenance and management is based on routine control visits by maintenance technicians and engineering specialists who specifically monitor power stations and ensure they are running smoothly. The challenge with no prior security system in place other than a traditional lock and key set up, Norvento required a robust access control solution that was not only secure, but would meet the monitoring and management regulations that are required for power plants. Replication Of Access Keys HID Global was the ideal choice as it offered a high level of security, functionality and the interoperability that we required" In choosing a new system, Norvento was looking for a converged security solution, such as HID’s iCLASS technology, that would allow them to monitor controlled visits remotely, as well as enable them to seamlessly deploy a video surveillance system. This was particularly important as some of Norvento’s premises were not easily accessible. Not to mention, Norvento was looking for a solution that would solve their current problem of replication of access keys. “In choosing the new system, we were looking for a converged solution that would allow us to combine the functionality of three disparate systems in one, including access control, remote monitoring and time and attendance,” said Emmanuel Lázaro, Maintenance technician for Norvento Enerxia. “For access control, HID Global was the ideal choice as it offered a high level of security, functionality and the interoperability that we required.” A further concern for Norvento was the harsh conditions of the areas where the stations are located under extreme weather conditions, where strong winds and continuous rain are present throughout the year. Therefore, they required a robust access control solution that would resist extreme conditions. Single Transmission Channel This security solution provides Norvento with access control, remote monitoring and video surveillance systems, all integrated in a single solution Having looked at numerous other security solutions available on the market, it became apparent to Norvento that there were very few that allowed them to integrate all their required systems together, thus they would be faced with higher costs and a complicated installation. Norvento choose a solution that utilized HID Global’s iCLASS technology as the core element, which would allow them to seamlessly integrate with the complete system provided by Proxima Systems. This security solution provides Norvento with access control, remote monitoring and video surveillance systems, all integrated in a single solution. Proxima Systems, a provider of solutions for industrial applications of Information Technologies, led the system integration and ensured that HID Global’s access control solution was working seamlessly within the overall system. HID technology enabled the deployment of a solution based on IP technology, which allowed an interoperability of different types of data in one single transmission channel. “Only iCLASS readers and credentials deliver the convenience, affordability and reliability of RFID access control technology that is suitable for installations like Norvento’s,” said Emiliano Muñoz, director of Proxima Systems. Customized Security Solution “We needed a highly secure reader, such as iCLASS RWK400 writer keypad reader that enables a dual authentication of identity via keyfob and PIN.” The installation of the iCLASS readers, plus the contactless smart 2k iCLASS keyfobs in each power station, was an effortless and quick process, which was completed in November 2008, said Muñoz. By choosing HID Global’s contactless iCLASS technology, Norvento’s facilities are more secure and the automated access control solution now in place has helped to increase security and reduce costs by eliminating the problems generated by having few rudimentary door keys and identification system. HID’s iCLASS technology allows them to know who has accessed the premises in real-time, avoiding possible undesired intrusions. Additionally, the new customized security solution has improved management efficiency and the maintenance of their power stations, which in turn has increased their productivity. “I was looking for a single integrated solution that would meet our complex security requirement” added Emmanuel. “Proxima Systems delivered a solution using HID Global’s technology that not only addressed our unique needs, but also will be reliable for years to come”
Hikvison’s outdoor cameras provide a wide coverage area for effective perimeter protection Hikvision USA, a provider of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products, delivered a new security system that will be used for classroom instruction as well as security at Kids World, a non-profit school for students with disabilities, located in Taylorsville, Utah. Kids World School The system was installed over the holidays. Since its founding in 2005, Kids World has helped students (pre-school to 7th grade) with a variety of challenging disabilities, said Kids World Founder Brandon Francis. “We help students get their behavior, social skills, and academics to the point where they can be successful in school and in their community,” Francis said. “We become a family to our students and I always hate to see them graduate our program, but it’s great to see them confident and ready to flourish in their next educational setting.” Several Kids World graduates have moved on to public school settings. One child, who was nonverbal initially, started speaking after participating in an auditory therapy program at Kids World. The Hikvision solution replaced an outdated system. Cameras are used for security when the school is vacant, during recess on the school’s playground, in the classrooms, and in the pickup/drop-off area. Inside the classrooms, teachers use video for monitoring and visual feedback. Easy Installation And Superior Performance Kids World’s new Hikvision system is designed for very easy installation, versatility, and is ideally suited to a small education-vertical environment. The system includes three Hikvision DS-2CD2432F-IW 3MP Indoor IR Wifi Cube cameras; one DS-2CD2542FWD-IWS 4MP WDR Mini Dome Network camera; four DS-2CD2132F-IWS MP Vandal-proof Network Dome cameras; and a DS-7716NI-I4/16P Embedded Plug & Play 4K NVR, with a built-in POE switch. “This is one example of the many ways that Hikvision invests in the communities where we do business” All of the cameras feature higher definition, affording better security and better coverage for the safety of the children. The outdoor cameras provide a wide coverage area for effective perimeter protection. The indoor cameras are low profile, which makes them unobtrusive in the classroom. The 4MP indoor dome camera features very wide, 106-degree coverage for the classroom, and all indoor cameras have audio recording capability, which Kids World teachers will use for instructional purposes. All of the cameras are also Wifi capable for a dynamic range of deployment opportunities. Kids World has two classrooms and 16- to 20 students. In addition to regular school hours, Kids World offers one-on-one therapy, tutoring, and after-school programs. Tailor-Made Surveillance Solution Hikvision has solutions that are tailored specifically to the education market, with systems that are appropriate for a wide variety of K-12 and higher education applications. “We’re particularly pleased to provide technical expertise and video surveillance equipment to help support Kids World teachers and students,” said Alex Asnovich, Director of Marketing for Hikvision USA. “This is one example of the many ways that Hikvision invests in the communities where we do business,” he added.A few years ago, Kids World moved from its original location in a commercial park to a residential neighborhood. “I did an extensive study and found that a home-like environment is the most beneficial for students with and without disabilities. This type of environment helps students feel safe, secure, and at home. As a result, students have a higher self-esteem, are more ready to learn, have higher outcomes, and feel less anxiety then in a commercial building,” Francis said. “The Hikvision cameras will really make a difference for our students and their families, providing security and a helping hand in the classroom too,” Francis added.
The battery-powered CLIQ keys are programmable, allowing time-limited access rights Upgrading security at Electricity North West Limited presents quite a challenge. The company owns 57,000 kilometers of overhead lines and underground cables, as well as 34,000 transformers, in urban and remote rural locations across north-west England. The company needs an access control solution that meets critical infrastructure standards for attack resistance. Key management must be secure and straightforward. Audit trails must be available on demand. CLIQ locking technology from ASSA ABLOY ticked the boxes. Controlled Access Rights Key loss can compromise a mechanical key system, and result in unauthorized entry to operational sites. With CLIQ technology, Electricity North West Limited’s key management is watertight and complex workflows can be managed in an efficient way. The battery-powered CLIQ keys are programmable, so a temporary contractor can be issued with a key that permits entry to specific sites for a time-limited period. After the authorization period ends, the key no longer works. Easy Audits And Security With the same CLIQ software, it’s straightforward to generate an audit trail for any individual lock, key or system user, allowing Electricity North West Limited to quickly see who has accessed which secure areas, and when. Even a lost key no longer presents a security risk: it can simply be de-authorized using the admin software. Remote Access Management To date, ASSA ABLOY installation partner Lincoln Security has fitted almost 15,000 locking cylinders at Electricity North West Limited’s multiple infrastructure sites. The new CLIQ system offers a high degree of flexibility, as mechanical locking cylinders were installed where access control functionality was not needed. All other access points were equipped with CLIQ cylinders to control and monitor access. Electricity North West Limited now has almost 2,000 CLIQ user keys and 43 CLIQ programming devices to update key access rights remotely. Meeting Security Standards Padlocks secure gates, fences any many more external locking points. Electricity North West Limited’s old brass padlocks had on occasion been targeted by thieves for their scrap value. The new CLIQ padlocks all meet required security standards, are tested to BS EN12320, and are certified to LPS 1654. CLIQ padlocks are also made from chrome-plated hardened steel, with no significant scrap value—yet another persistent problem eliminated by CLIQ locking technology. Save