GET Group North America, a provider of end-to-end solutions for secure credentials with over 20 years of experience in identity management, announced the availability of the CoreID Identity Management System (IDMS). Seamlessly combining biometric capture capabilities with back-end database functionality, Core ID can be used to issue and track physical or digital credentials throughout the credential’s lifecycle, as well as to manage enrollment workflows and ensure only the appropriate enro...
Home8, providers of video-verified connected devices for safety, security, and home automation, has agreed to provide Marantec America with Home8’s highly popular Video-VerifiedActionView Garage Door Control Relay System as a complement to Marantec’s flagship line of garage door openers. Home8 will supply the ActionView systems to Marantec America, a premier, Illinois-based manufacturer of access systems for both commercial and residential applications. Marantec will sell the...
Eagle Eye Networks, the provider of cloud video surveillance and Corepixel, one of Sweden’s Value Added Security Distributors, announces they have expanded the worldwide distribution of Eagle Eye Cloud VMS through a strategic distribution partnership. “We are proud to be partnering with Corepixel,” stated Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “The transition from on-site to cloud-based video surveillance systems is taking root in the European marketplace and we are exci...
3xLOGIC, Inc., a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, announced the successful integration of the company’s infinias access control software with Allegion’s Engage platform of wireless locks. Residential Or Commercial Door Wireless locks are the controller, reader, power, door contact, and lock hardware all bundled together in one easy-to-install device. Allegion Wireless Locksets integrated with infinias are...
ESA is proud to recognize the distinguished group of companies supporting the industry in 2018 through its Executive Strategic Partners program. Executive Strategic Partners Program This program allows us to partner with key manufacturers and service providers that are looking to make a significant impact on the industry" “This program allows us to partner with key manufacturers and service providers that are looking to make a significant impact on the industry,” says Merlin Guilbe...
Security Essen 2018 presented itself as the international source of inspiration for the industry. 950 exhibitors from 43 countries showed their innovations for increased safety and convenience to over 36,000 trade visitors from 125 nations at Messe Essen on topics ranging from cyber security to innovations for building security and new solutions for the protection of valuables. The representatives of the companies, associations and institutions were in great demand as discussion partners. There...
By leveraging each other‘s technologies as companies sharing the dormakaba banner, LEGIC and Farpointe Data are at the forefront of the new expanding market for secure mobile credentials. LEGIC‘s 6000 series reader ICs and the mobile service LEGIC Connect are at the heart of Farpointe‘s new, award-winning Conekt mobile smartphone access control solution. Farpointe’s first Conekt products are the K-BLE mobile access credentials and K-SMART3 electronic access readers with Wiegand output that support both mobile and traditional physical credentials. Electronic access control mobile smartphone-based credentials are an evolution of traditional RFID cards and tags, joining proximity and smartcard credentials to identify a user as he moves about a secured facility. Mobile Access Credential Mobile credentials Gartner suggests that by 2020, 20 percent of organizations will use mobile credentials for physical access Mobile credentials make it possible for smartphones, such as the Apple iPhone and the range of Google Android devices, to be used as an electronic access control credential. Mobile credentials Gartner suggests that by 2020, 20 percent of organizations will use mobile credentials for physical access. Security professionals creating electronic access control systems need to be aware that over 95 percent of all adults between the age of 18 and 44 own smartphones. Plus, 69 percent of the entire population already uses smartphones. And, the average smartphone user touches their device 2617 times a day (Dscout Research). Thus, practically anyone using an access system already carries a smartphone. Another way to look at it is that every smartphone user, or almost everybody, could now easily download a mobile access credential. Sensitive Confidential Information High security Conekt recognizes the latest cybersecurity responsibilities expected of access control system providers. Original solutions often compelled end users to disclose sensitive confidential information about themselves and their installation. Classic access control is only the beginning of the uses of mobile credentials. More opportunities are on the way" The new Conekt solution provides an easy way to distribute credentials with features that allow the user to register only once, needing just the smartphone’s number, and requiring no other portal accounts or activation features. “Classic access control is only the beginning of the uses of mobile credentials. More opportunities are on the way.” Scott Lindley, General Manager, Farpointe Data, Inc. Classic Access Control Classic access control is only the beginning of the uses of mobile credentials. More opportunities are on the way. How about using a smartphone as an intelligent key for a car? Want to know where a child or loved one is driving, how fast, if he/she added gas or oil or if anyone else is in the car? How about using it to access the gym, automatically sync to a piece of equipment, immediately gain expert advice or analyze the effectiveness of the workout? Use a smartphone for everything, forget all those other tags and cards. a smartphone will become the passport to all aspects of life, from work to home to avocations. And at a fraction of the investment in traditional credentials, secure mobile Conekt credentials are all anyone will need.
The Alarm Lock Division of Napco Security Technologies, Inc. is pleased to introduce the new Trilogy Networx Narrow Stile Wireless Access Prox/Digital Lock Trim, ideal for building management, professional offices, shared workspaces, classroom labs, retail stores and more. In an easy, trouble-free installation, it adds Trilogy keyless access lock convenience via PIN code or Prox ID, for up to 5000 users, anywhere there’s a glass door. Plus, by customer request, it includes new keyfob support, for locking, unlocking and global network lock-down emergencies. Trilogy Networx Narrow Stile Wireless Access Lock Trim, P/DL1300NW, are weatherproof, all-metal and vandal resistant. Networked to save manpower, they offer automatic lock or free-passage scheduling to all Adams Rite latch lock applications. Trilogy Networx locks communicate wirelessly via Gateways to Ethernet or 802.11B/G for a comprehensive wireless networked access control system, eliminating door-to-door programming and audit trail queries (35K), that can be auto-polled on schedule during non-peak hours, etc. Built-In HID Reader For Proximity ID Cards Trilogy Networx Narrow Stile Wireless Access Lock Trim offers unsurpassed battery life with advanced Power-Saver circuits The PDL model includes a built-in HID reader for easy use of existing or new proximity ID Cards. This also makes the PDL lock an excellent self-contained hosted access building management system, where the building manager’s access-managed clients are the users of the individual office suites he/she leases and maintains, providing a new service & RMR stream. For equipment cost savings the PDL or DL1300NW models use a choice of Networx Gateways, supporting 63 locks each, and multiple gateways can be used to support thousands of locks per system. Field-proven to be reliable and low-maintenance, Trilogy Networx Narrow Stile Wireless Access Lock Trim offers unsurpassed battery life with advanced Power-Saver circuits, for years of use, even in high-traffic areas, powered by 4 standard AA batteries. Available in US26D or US10B to match most doors, this advanced lock trim uses free DL-WINDOWS management software, and a 1-1/4” mortise rim cylinder, supplied.
The last day of Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Las Vegas proved to be the calm after the storm. But a slower third day could not undermine a largely successful 2018 show for exhibitors and attendees. Sometimes the success of a trade show isn’t measured by numbers of attendees (which were reportedly down again this year). Sometimes it’s the individual successes that make an impression. “Just learning about this made the whole trip worthwhile,” said one GSX attendee at the Johnson Controls booth, referring to the company’s new PowerSeries Pro intrusion devices. It’s the kind of feedback that makes the expense of exhibiting at a big trade show worthwhile. The new PowerSeries Pro is an extension of Johnson Controls’ existing line that is expressly designed for the commercial security market. The ‘hybrid’ (wired or wireless) device offers ease of installation and full cybersecurity including 128bit AES encryption with spread spectrum for no jamming or interference. It employs frequency hopping technology first developed for the Israeli defense force. Wireless Technology For Cybersecurity PowerG eliminates the need for wires by providing ‘invisible wired technology’, a marketing term that emphasises the cybersecurity of the product PowerSeries Pro uses PowerG wireless technology and expands the portfolio of PowerG devices from residential through commercial. For use in a wired solution, the main advantage is ease of installation; terminal blocks ‘pop out’ easily and can be wired and plugged back in. Alternatively, PowerG eliminates the need for wires by providing ‘invisible wired technology’, a marketing term that emphasises the cybersecurity of the product – wireless at the same level of cybersecurity as wired. Johnson Controls addresses three big factors with the product line: cybersecurity, user control, and easy installation and dependability. It’s part of Johnson Controls’ broader approach to provide ‘one-stop shopping’, enabling an end user to control their environments, video and access, and protect their contents, according to the company. Need For More Security In K-12 Schools In addition to reaching end users, lock company Allegion sees the show as an opportunity to meet with technology partners. “It’s great to bring together a concentration of people in the industry,” said Brad Aikin, Channel Led Business Leader, Integrator Channel. “We have had good conversations with technology companies here at the show in terms of partnering, both physical access control and OEM partners. We have also had good conversations with the integrator channel.” From speaking with education end users at GSX, Aikin sees a large unmet need for security in K-12 schools, more so than in colleges and universities. “K-12 is underserved,” he says. “They need to identify their priority of needs, and now they can serve needs they couldn’t before, both layering levels of security and phasing in implementation over time. Now things can be applied and tried out without disrupting the environment.” An example is the Von Duprin RU RM (Remote Undogging and Remote Monitoring) door exit devices, which are being integrated by access control partners Sielox, IDenticard and Vanderbilt. Intelligence is added to the door exit device to enable inexpensive monitoring of secondary, previously unconnected doors. The doors can be monitored and locked or unlocked at various points in the day. Lock company Allegion sees the show as an opportunity to meet with technology partners Bridging The Gap Between IT And Physical Security One exhibitor – ADT – noticed more information technology (IT) professionals accompanying their physical security counterparts at this year’s GSX exhibition. “They come along to kill dreams on the spot,” said Morgan Harris, Senior Director Enterprise Solutions, noting the IT department’s frequent hesitancy to add untrustworthy elements to the network. ADT is looking to transform and expand its 144-year-old brand in the commercial security space and has completed eight acquisitions in the last year to accomplish the goal. Some of the acquisitions build on ADT’s expanding cybersecurity initiative, which is both a fully-functioning stand-alone business and an effort to bridge the divide between IT and physical security. ADT is positioning itself to manage enterprise risk in the broadest sense. Combining IT And Cybersecurity The Internet of Things (IoT) is fuelling convergence but are we missing out on how to talk to each other and communicate effectively between IT and security?" “The Internet of Things (IoT) is fueling convergence but are we missing out on how to talk to each other and communicate effectively between IT and security?” asked Harris. “Projects have failed because information was lost in translation.” ADT seeks to have skillsets, experience and certifications on both sides of the issue. “It enables us to be the in-between,” says Harris. “We can blend the two together and be the translator. It’s great for both sides, advocating for security counterparts and for the network simplifies deployment and processes.” Harris sees a trade-off between cybersecurity and convenience in the industry. For example, if a manufacturer says they have a simplified process and only offers firmware updates once a year, cybersecurity suffers, he said. Lack of third-party testing is another way that manufacturers sometimes trade cybersecurity for convenience, at heightened risk to integrators and end users. Training Courses For Integrators And Partners Milestone Systems is expanding its level of involvement with integrator partners, and now provides Partner Business Reviews (PBR) to assess an integrator’s activities, sales and training, pipeline and marketing initiatives. The partner reviews often uncover issues that can be easily rectified through additional training, says Megan McHugh, Milestone’s Training Marketing Manager, Learning and Performance. Milestone uses a dashboard to track each integrator’s completed training courses and can point out additional courses needed to ensure an integrator partner’s success. Milestone offers a variety of in-person, e-learning and YouTube video courses to train installing partners, systems integrators and self-integrators on best practices Milestone offers a variety of in-person, e-learning and YouTube video courses (in 12 different languages) to train installing partners, systems integrators and self-integrators on best practices. ‘Cloud Labs’ are instructor-led online classes. All courses are linked to a variety of support resources. Sometimes a simple checklist accessed on a smart phone can ensure that every aspect of an install is performed and can instill added confidence in customers. The open platform company’s new agile development cycle – releasing multiple versions of XProtect software throughout the year – creates extra challenges to keep learning initiatives up to date. Along with each new release, various existing courses are updated. The concepts of “training and certification” are being replaced at Milestone with “learning and performance,” says McHugh. Milestone is also looking to hire 170 new R&D staff and open a new center in Barcelona (in addition to current R&D centers in Copenhagen and Sofia, Bulgaria). Making Camera Installation Easy Hanwha Techwin is another company that is seeing more interest in cybersecurity, as well as concern about whether a product is supported professionally. They have doubled-up production in South Korea and added capacity in Vietnam to avoid manufacturing in China. Thinking about their integrators, Hanwha Techwin is putting more emphasis on making installation easy. Installation costs may be up to 50 percent of a job, so easier installation frees up money to buy more or better cameras. With a new design of their cameras, an electrical contractor can now install the camera base and conduit, and then the integrator can easily plug in the camera later. Camera bases are common across multiple models, so a customer could switch out a 5-megapixel for a 2-megapixel camera later on if they want to (same housing plate). ‘Skins’ allow the color of cameras to be changed to match surrounding décor. “We are changing the idea of how people approach selling a camera, and it’s a whole new idea of how to install cameras,” said Tom Cook, Senior Vice President, North American Sales, Hanwha Techwin. Hanwha cameras can include a sound classification analytic to detect sounds such as gunshots Cameras With Sound Detection Technology Hanwha offers more flexibility in the field – interchangeable parts are packed together to enable configuration on site. And there is no need to stand on a ladder to position cameras; stepper motors help with remote camera positioning. Multi-sensor cameras have modules (combining lenses and sensors) that can be switched out at installation. Hanwha Techwin cameras can also include a sound classification analytic to detect sounds such as gunshots, screams or glass breaks, especially useful in K-12 education environments. Unification and the customer journey were a key emphasis for Genetec at GSX 2018. Unification for Genetec means combining multiple functions on one platform, from one vendor and using one source code. The company approaches the market by analyzing each customer’s journey as it relates to Genetec products. A typical customer journey involves (1) a company looking for standalone systems; (2) the need to centralize systems through integration and unification; (3) increasing automation and workflow; and (4) adding intelligence for more informed decision-making. “Genetec wants to get more in-depth with customers, be more comfortable with their business, and understand their challenges,” said Derek Arcuri, Product Marketing Manager. “We want to get naked with our customers.” Machine Learning Engine For Crime Prevention In the city of Chicago, Citigraf detects patterns in crime behavior and determines where a crime is likely to occur There was a big crowd at the Genetec booth, and not because the comment was applied literally. Genetec has divided itself into multiple parts, each focused on a vertical market such as retail or transportation. The approach is to operate as a ‘federation of startups’, with each market sector accountable to fill in the gaps in the portfolio to meet the specific needs of each vertical. For example, Genetec’s Citigraf is an unsupervised machine learning engine with an algorithm to detect anomalies and trends from a large pool of data in a municipal environment. In the city of Chicago, Citigraf detects patterns in crime behavior and determines where a crime is likely to occur. The system alerts operators in a bureau or area that has a higher risk level and should beef up the number of first responders. Chicago has seen a 39 percent decrease in average response time of first responders as a result. In the retail market, Genetec leverages the security infrastructure to analyze shopping trends and provide data for merchandising and operations. “Each customer is getting a portfolio of products tailored to the industry they are in,” says Arcuri. Demonstrating IoT Devices Axis Communications displayed its range of products at GSX, demonstrating its almost total transformation from an IP camera company to a supplier of a full range of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. “Axis is broadening its portfolio to include more solutions,” said Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Systems and Solutions. “Our success is driven by continuing to innovate our portfolio. The market is continuing to grow, and Axis is continuing to expand its market share.” Eight ‘Axis Customer Experience Centers’ around the United States help Axis stay close to their integrators, customers, partners and prospects. IP addressable audio speakers from Axis can provide music as a service, and then can be interrupted for audio messages on behalf of physical security Axis has offered access control IP edge devices since 2013, and now has a new A1601 door controller being sold with partner-only software (no embedded Axis software like previous A1001 devices). In audio products, Axis has a portfolio of speakers, intercoms, and public address systems. Acquisition Of IP Door Intercom Company Enhancing the audio line was acquisition in 2016 of 2N, an IP door intercom company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic. In North America, the 2N team is now fully part of Axis. The line emphasises simple architecture, programmability, and the ability to integrate widely. The products use Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) to integrate through the cloud or peer-to-peer. IP addressable audio speakers from Axis can provide music as a service, and then can be interrupted for audio messages on behalf of physical security. Retail, education and enterprise customers are gravitating to IP audio. An IP bridge can tie existing analog components into the IP system. For perimeter security, Axis offers a radar device to help eliminate false alarms, as well as thermal cameras.
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 lineup lets installers match the number of connections needed for a project while providing room for easy growth, and supports hybrid protection with a mix of both Ethernet/PoE and PoE Extender circuits within a single rack-mount housing. The complete DTK-RMNETS rack-mount protection product series now includes models with 12, 16 or 24 channels to better match a range of project sizes “The enhanced DTK-RMNETS product line is the next evolution in surge protectors for Ethernet and PoE,” said Jason Klein, National Sales Manager, DITEK. “It provides unmatched value and exceptional protection for networked systems, and is easy to maintain and replace when protection modules have sacrificed. When used in conjunction with our single-channel protectors at the equipment end of the cable runs, users have a comprehensive network protection solution.” Strongest Surge Protection For PoE Connections The flagship of the enhanced lineup is the DTK-RM24NETS, a 24-channel, 1U rack mount device providing the industry’s strongest surge protection for shielded Ethernet and Power over Ethernet (PoE) connections. Compatible with CAT5e, CAT6 and CAT6A cabling infrastructure, it supports data speeds up to 10GbE, offers field- replaceable modules that can be swapped without removing the housing from the rack, and provides surge protection grounding to remote devices when used with STP cabling. PoE Plus and Hi-PoE ready for high-wattage applications, the DTK-RM24NETS complies with IEEE standards 802.3af and 802.3at for PoE surge protection and is enclosed in rugged galvannealed housing. The complete DTK-RMNETS rack-mount protection product series now includes models with 12, 16 or 24 channels to better match a range of project sizes. Along with the new 24-channel model, the company announced improvements to the 12 and 16-channel versions that allow additional modules to be added at any time to support up to 24 channels to accommodate current system needs or future growth. Preserving Functionality Of Electronic Devices The company offers single channel Ethernet/PoE and PoE Extender protectors that are designed to be installed on the device end of the cable to ensure protection at both ends In addition, the rapid replacement modules can now be mixed within a single housing to support hybrid operation with both Ethernet/PoE and PoE Extender circuits, providing even more flexibility for meeting the needs of both new installations and adding protection to current installations. The company also offers single channel Ethernet/PoE and PoE Extender protectors that are designed to be installed on the device end of the cable to ensure protection at both ends. This is recommended practice for externally mounted cameras, and required by the NFPA when a SLC Loop runs between two buildings. “Surge protection is an important preventive step to help preserve the functionality of all types of electronic devices and systems,” added Mr. Klein. “Adding surge protection is an easy, cost-effective measure to ensure that life safety and security devices can do their essential jobs without interruption.”
Instead of keeping track of a key fob or card, some people may prefer using their smartphones to get into their businesses or secure work areas. Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) can now give those customers the convenience they prefer. Farpointe Data’s new CSR-35 Conekt Bluetooth Reader and CMC-2 Smartphone Mobile Access Credentials are the newest members of DMP’s expanded line of high-security access control products. Together, they allow iPhone or Android smartphones to function as a contactless electronic access control credential. Higher Security Encryption Technology The new readers can be installed on a metal door, window frame, or flat surface at any entry point, and are also compatible with DMP’s DE2 smartcard credential. Like the DE2, the new CMC-2 mobile credential is based on MIFARE DESFire EV1 technology, offering an even higher security encryption technology standard than traditional credentials. Like any other app they’re using, authorized users would just need to download and install the required app, called Conekt Wallet, which is available on the Apple App or Google Play Stores. Once the app is installed and the virtual credentials are activated, users can present their phones to the reader — this establishes a secure Bluetooth connection and an encrypted transmission to the user’s smartphone.
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.
iLOQ has signed an agreement with leading residental developer Bonava Finland Oy. Under the agreement, the majority of new buildings developed by Bonava will be equipped with iLOQ’s unique digital locking and access control solutions. The agreement is initially valid until the end of 2020. iLOQ will supply unique self-powered locking and access management solutions to buildings developed by Bonava“We are happy about the upcoming collaboration. The new agreement with Bonava shows that digital access control has made its way into new construction. Digital access management will replace mechanical locking in the future, and this is a change where iLOQ is at the very forefront. The agreement is also a strong indication of us reaching a point in our growth where we are more strongly present in the production of new buildings,” says Heikki Hiltunen, President & CEO of iLOQ. iLOQ will supply unique self-powered locking and access management solutions to buildings developed by Bonava. The agreement aims to increase collaboration between iLOQ and Bonava and makes iLOQ’s self-powered locking and access management solutions available to an increasing number of tenants. Digital Locking System For Tenants’ Security With iLOQ’s locking system, the tenant can move around the neighbourhood using a single key with access rights that can be modified"“This is a fine step for Bonava and provides a good starting point for future living solutions. Bonava wants tenants to be able to move around in their neighborhood easily and safely, which is possible with a digital locking system. With iLOQ’s locking system, the tenant can, for example, move around the neighborhood using a single key with access rights that can be modified. New lock series are not necessary if the key is lost and using the key also leaves a mark that makes it easy to track possible misuses,” says Kaisu Nousiainen, Head of Design and R&D at Bonava. “Digital locking and access management are strongly linked with the living of the future, and we are a pioneer in the digitalisation of the locking industry. People are interested in smart home technology. Digital development makes the everyday lives of tenants and other users significantly easier. Due to the collaboration, an increasing number of tenants are able to enjoy the security digital access management brings,” states Toni Päivinen, Head of Sales Finland at iLOQ.
We all assume, in fact expect, a bank to be secure. The major challenge: the customers should not notice the actually highly complex security equipment. As they definitely should not have the feeling of being watched. Apart from Regiobank Solothurn being our house bank, the collaboration between the bank and Siaxma has already extended over ten years. With the new building in Zuchwil, there was the opportunity for the first time to plan and install a totally digital system All the branches have the video surveillance equipment which is controlled at a computer workstation at the Solothurn headquarters, where the data is analyzed too. The access control was added gradually and is initially being used in Biberist and Zuchwil. With the new building in Zuchwil, there was the opportunity for the first time to plan and install a totally digital system. This includes access control, door management, video surveillance, a burglar alarm system and alarm management – all from one source. This was one of the requirements the Regiobank specified. Authorization Using One Badge Digital access control has one major advantage for all users: they can enter all the buildings and rooms they have authorization for with just one badge. These badges are issued and managed at the Solothurn headquarters. Mechanical keys have largely disappeared from everyday business at the Zuchwil and Biberist branches. The administrator can change or extend the access rights in comfort at their PC workstation. Saves Cost For Additional Licenses Using their personal badge, customers can now use the lift to the basement, on their own or accompanied, and open their boxHow do customers get to their deposit boxes now? Keys are also a thing of the past here. Customers report to the desk where the bank employee then authorises them with access to the vault for one whole day. Using their personal badge, they can now use the lift to the basement, on their own or accompanied, and open their box. So that the Regionbank does not have to release and pay for hundreds of additional licences, we manage the vault in the system like a client. This means: one license with as many users as you like. Advantages for the end user: Centralized administration with customized issuing of rights by user, building, day and time frame One system for all locations Clear responsibilities Traceability
Hospital Wattwil opened the doors to its new inpatient wing in March 2018. The 88 patient beds in total are being fitted with LEGIC technology in the final completion stage. This innovative service offers comfort, security and efficiency for the patient and hospital operator. A monitor is installed at every patient bed. The patients can identify themselves using an RFID smartcard or bracelet and log into their bed computer at any time. Innovative Smartcard Technology Information such as menus, services and other special hospital information can be accessed through the hospital’s extranet. The resulting costs can be easily and instantly debited from the card’s account. Cabinets by the patient’s bed and the lighting and curtain controls can also be accessed using the smartcard. All of this makes the processes at the hospital much easier. Patients learn how to use the system intuitively and welcome this helpful and smart technology. System expansion with personalized treatment information and appointments or transfer to smartphones and tablets is already being planned System expansion with personalized treatment information and appointments or transfer to smartphones and tablets is already being planned: another step towards a digital hospital. Wattwil has already taken the first step with digital patient files. The processes are being increasingly automated. This reduces paper processes and guarantees efficient process management. Integrated hospital security The system was integrated, and the project was completed by the company Ondamedia, which has the necessary experience in this field. Advantages for the end user: Easy to use thanks to the intuitive user interface All the information is available at every patient bed Different applications in the hospital using one system Highly reliable and secure information André Juszko Head of Technology / Medical Technology, Hospital Wattwil commented - “With the technology from LEGIC we have every opportunity to integrate more applications at the hospital in future.”
New security and surveillance upgrades have been announced at Manchester Arena, with the first phase expected to be complete by mid-autumn. The system upgrade includes the installation of next generation camera technology combined with cutting-edge access control and is set to be rolled out ahead of a number of high-profile events that are being staged at the arena this autumn. Following the installation of the latest state-of-the-art security cameras, developments include super high definition 4K resolution images and enhanced video analytics with appearance search, plus self-learning analytics with presence/absence detection and the ability to detect unusual motion events. Similar Effective Solutions Reflex systems was chosen by SMG Europe having looked at similar effective solutions designed and installed by them at the award-winning Leeds The new facilities will also see an improvement in data management and delivery, and form part of an expanding security network which enables remote monitoring off-site at venues across the UK. The large-scale upgrade will be implemented by South Yorkshire-based firm Reflex Systems, a security system installer whose previous projects include providing deployable security systems for the G8 Summit, as well as work at off-park venues at the Olympics, Wimbledon, and Wembley Stadium. Reflex Systems will be leading on the Manchester Arena upgrades. The specialist firm was chosen by SMG Europe having looked at similar effective solutions designed and installed by them at the award-winning Leeds first direct Arena and other large capacity public venues. Intelligent Video Stream Lee Sinnott, senior facilities manager at SMG Europe, said: “The scope of the project was to deliver a powerful scalable end-to-end surveillance solution over an IP network, employing the latest HD/4K cameras, video analytics at the edge and through an intelligent video stream data management system.” Results allow us to actively monitor & effectively manage large crowds in differing light conditions both in real time and forensically “The challenge to find the right surveillance system with state-of-the-art technology that operates in a harsh light environment was realised through a detailed study and product testing with temporary camera deployments during Arena events. The results allow us to actively monitor & effectively manage large crowds in differing light conditions both in real time and forensically, post event. Providing video evidence of the highest quality was an important deliverable on the project.” Public Venue Applications “The planned installation of an expanded access control solution with system integration into the CCTV was a key part of the project. The electronic access control system will now provide us with the capability to respond to national threat levels and dynamically deploy a range of security measures through a powerful user interface.” John Pye, managing director of Reflex Systems, said: “Some of the technology involved in the upgrades at Manchester Arena is very new in terms of its features, and is a convergence of security with IT and advanced management software.” “We have significant experience in the area of public venue applications, and through our expertise and technology partners we deliver solutions which allow venue owners, whatever scale, to provide safer and more secure environments for everyone.”
A maritime nation since antiquity, today Greece is one of the centres of the world shipping industry. At over 250 billion Euros annually, shipping accounts for more than six percent of the country’s GDP and employs nearly three-hundred thousand people. In an industry of this immense scale, onboard security is a primary concern. The demands on a sea-borne surveillance system for today’s shipping industry are as complex as they are challenging. Technet informatics needed a system that could help ensure crew safety and security, continuously monitor a vessel’s condition, ensure that proper procedures were being followed at all times, guarantee live monitoring of vessel alarm and loading procedures, and provide evidence in the event of emergencies, accidents, or piracy incidents. Of particular difficulty was the need for a camera to be installed above the main engine, where extreme heat and steam would destroy most camera systems. Developing A Robust Shipboard System A bulk vessel in Greece installed a complete shipboard system of IP-based security cameras to monitor the safety and adherence to procedure of onboard employeesA bulk vessel is a challenging environment in which to install a surveillance system. The construction of such vessels make complete coverage difficult and working conditions can be severe. Any number of issues can impact system operations, whether onboard or due to salt air and weather conditions. Despite these challenges, shipboard safety and security are of paramount importance, and the utilization of advanced technology is vital to ensure that correct procedures are being followed and that a safe working environment is maintained, as well as to provide evidence in the event of any accident or incident. Facing this challenge, a bulk vessel in Greece recently installed a complete shipboard system of IP-based security cameras in order to monitor the safety and adherence to procedure of onboard employees as well as to secure the cargo. The security system had to be robust enough to work reliably over the course of months spent at sea. Technet Informatics has been working in information and communications technologies since 2010 in conjunction with software developers and hardware distributors from around the globe. Installation Of Fisheye And Network Cameras For this job, completed in February of 2017, they turned to VIVOTEK, the provider of surveillance solutions, to take advantage of VIVOTEK’s deep experience and broad range of camera types and to fulfill their need for specialized models to deal with a variety of shipboard conditions. Chief among these was VIVOTEK’s FE8181V fisheye camera with hard casing, installed above the main engine. VIVOTEK’s FE8181V features a detailed 5-Megapixel resolution sensor which produces superb image quality Also included were two IP-9171HP and two IP-8162 Full HD fixed network cameras for exterior views, an FE8181 on the bridge, and six high-performance, low-profile FE8180s to monitor the decks, all linked together by two ND8422P/ND8322P eight/sixteen channel embedded plug-and-play network video recorders in the ship’s office for easy monitoring. Weather And Vandal-Proof Dome Camera VIVOTEK’s FE8181V is the latest fisheye fixed dome network camera from VIVOTEK. It features a detailed 5-Megapixel resolution sensor which produces superb image quality. Equipped with a fisheye lens, this camera is ideal for placement above the main engine because it is encased in a weatherproof, IP66-rated housing, and is further strengthened by the adoption of a rugged, IK10-design housing, enabling it to handle a wide range of operating temperatures and rendering it both weather- and vandal-proof. The FE8181V true day/night camera features a removable IR-cut filter, maintains clear images 24 hours a day with built-in IR LEDs enabling the camera to provide uniform 360° surround illumination for clear and bright viewing at up to 10 meters, even in completely dark environments. High-Performance FE8180 Fisheye Camera A single FE8180 can easily do the job of three to four standard CCTV cameras, dramatically reducing costs while blending in with any interior or exterior This tiny fisheye camera is not only extremely low-profile, with a diameter of only 90mm, but is also able to be mounted directly on the wall to capture 180° panoramic views, or on the ceiling for a 360° surround view, with zero blind-spots. A single FE8180 can easily do the job of three to four standard CCTV cameras, dramatically reducing costs while blending in with any interior or exterior. It was an ideal solution for the wide open spaces of a ship’s decks – seeing everything, but remaining unobtrusive. Because of the large number and wide variety of cameras used in and around the ship, two ND8422P sixteen-channel NVRs were installed. The plug-and-play functionality of these NVRs frees security staff to concentrate on their jobs, not installation or maintenance, and allows them to monitor ship conditions on-the-go via their EZConnect Mobile APP. With two NVRs installed for a total of seventeen cameras, the ship’s operators will be able to readily upgrade their system at any point in the future. In sum, the combination of simplicity of design, intelligent technology, and rugged protection from all elements makes VIVOTEK’s surveillance systems the only choice for the most demanding conditions on earth, or at sea.
Located roughly 30 miles southwest of Los Angeles, Torrance Unified School District hosts roughly 24,000 students from kindergarten through high school. Torrance USD has 34 school sites encompassing elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. They’re joined by three preschool, continuation and community day schools. Violent crime and other offenses are an inescapable reality for US schools and their students. During the 2013–14 school year, 65 percent of public schools [Source: U.S. Department of Education] recorded one or more violent incidents occurring, representing an estimated total of 757,000 incidents. This figure translates to a rate of approximately 15 crimes per 1,000 students enrolled in 2013–14. Outstanding Service “Visibility of what happens on campus gives us the upper hand with all forms of crime that may be committed. School safety is our number one concern and being able to see what’s happening and identify those involved is paramount. Sony cameras definitely give us that advantage. Their reliability, imaging quality and technology – combined with outstanding service – made Sony the best choice for us.” Gil Mara, Chief Ed Tech and Information Services Officer, Torrance Unified School District While Torrance consistently ranks among the safest cities in Los Angeles County, its schools face the same challenges as other academic institutions. In common with all school systems, TUSD has an obligation to maintain the safety, security and wellbeing of students as well as staff and campus visitors. Alongside violent assault, other key concerns include theft, break-ins, vandalism and graffiti – together with the need to maintain a visible deterrent against criminal activity. Sub-Standard Image Quality Torrance Unified School District had relied on some ad-hoc installations at a few schools that were both poorly planned and had no consistent standards To date, Torrance Unified School District had relied on some ad-hoc installations at a few schools that were both poorly planned and had no consistent standards in place. The cameras poor positioning and sub-standard image quality – particularly in low light conditions – meant that perpetrators were frequently not identified successfully. This severely limited schools’ ability to resolve incidents and serve as an effective deterrent against further incidents. In addition to physical attacks and theft, schools in the district routinely reported instances of vandalism to the cameras themselves. As a further challenge, the heat and dust of the Southern Californian climate placed even more strenuous demands on the reliable performance of Torrance Unified School District’s existing analog cameras. Security Camera Strategy To benefit from significantly improved round the clock image quality – as well as greater reliability and reduced ownership costs – Torrance Unified School District elected to re-think its security camera strategy. In total, the district has installed roughly 1,100 Sony video security cameras across 34 school sites. All cameras have been supplied and installed by integrator NIC, together with a networked video management solution provided by OpenEye. The majority of cameras are Sony SNC-EM632RC and SNC-VB632D ruggedised minidome model and bullet cameras, offering superb Full HD image quality in all weather and lighting conditions. “Torrance police have access to our security camera system and it affords them visibility on our campuses, as was the case just recently where a vehicle burglary suspect was identified and apprehended thanks to our Sony Video Security system.” Will Boxley – Network Analyst, EDU Tech and Information Services. Measurable Effect On Student Safety Reliable cameras are deployed extensively around all outdoor areas of each school campus, including social and sports areas as well as parking lots The cameras’ highly sensitive Exmor CMOS image sensor and powerful IPELA ENGINE EX processing engine can even cope with harshly backlit conditions, where extremes of light and shade in the same scene often pose problems for other cameras. As an additional benefit, built-in IR (infrared) illumination gives a clear picture of people and suspicious incidents in conditions of total darkness. The rugged, reliable cameras are deployed extensively around all outdoor areas of each school campus, including social and sports areas as well as parking lots. Since initial installation in 2015, the Sony cameras have performed flawlessly, with no operational issues reported by IT and security staff. The cameras’ installation has had an immediate and measurable effect on student safety. Suspensions due to violence and assaults have been reduced considerably, while the incidence of weapons on campus has been reduced by more than 40%. What’s more, the cameras’ presence serves to reassure students and staff, while acting as a powerful deterrent against criminal activity.