ADT Inc., global provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, has announced the unveiling of its newly redesigned smart home security system – the ADT Command Panel & Control Platform (ADT Command) – as well as a suite of smart security and home automation products at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES). This year’s theme, “Real Protection,” will highlight the products ADT offers to ensure...
Eagle Eye Networks, global provider of cloud-based video surveillance solutions, announced that it has enhanced the video analytics offered within the Eagle Eye Cloud VMS. Customers can easily and instantly activate analytics on their cameras without having to install additional hardware or software. No on-site technicians or system upgrades are needed to immediately receive analytic alerts and data. Eagle Eye Cloud VMS Eagle Eye Cloud VMS customers can enable analytics from the dashboard for...
ISS, Intelligent Security Systems, global provider of intelligent VMS and analytics, is showcasing two highly specialized analytics solutions for vehicle surveillance and law enforcement applications at ISC East 2018 (booth #527). Natively developed and designed to seamlessly integrate with ISS’ SecurOS v10 platform, SecurOS UVSS (Under Vehicle Surveillance System) combines advanced software and hardware for remote under-vehicle surveillance. Furthermore, the ISS SecurOS Motus is an IP-cam...
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A dependable Internet connection is virtually every industry’s sustenance and without it, business dies. Yet many don’t realize how frequently the worst occurs, or how dramatically it could impact their livelihood. According to industry research, network downtime can cost small and midsize businesses (SMBs) anywhere from $5,600 per minute, to between $8,600 and $74,000 an hour. Whether it’s business continuity for users in retail/point-of-sale (POS), construction, banking, insu...
At IACP 2018, on booth # 2701, Genetec Inc., a technology provider of security, law enforcement, and analytics solutions is unveiling AutoVu MLC (AutoVu Machine Learning Core), a new machine learning-based engine for Security Center AutoVu, its automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) system. AutoVu MLC replaces traditional rule-based ALPR technology with machine learning-based algorithms to reduce common ALPR misreads and false positives. A trusted supplier of ALPR monitoring systems, AutoVu...
Quantum Corp. named AutonomouStuff LLC its primary partner for storage distribution in the automotive market, enabling them to deliver Quantum’s comprehensive end-to-end storage solutions for both in-vehicle and data center environments. Quantum’s StorNext-powered scale-out storage provides high-performance ingest of data into the data center when test vehicles return to the garage, thereby speeding time to result for sensor-generated in-vehicle data. Quantum in-vehicle storage is designed to fit the environmental and space requirements of autonomous vehicles. The combined solution enables AutonomouStuff to extend its offerings beyond in-vehicle solutions to include data center storage to support analysis and long-term data retention. Quantum has worked closely with AutonomouStuff and its customers to define and create a complete end-to-end research solution with durable in-vehicle storage for test vehicles Active Data Management StorNext solutions combine high performance storage with low cost archive storage to enable easy data integration and management for the transition between high performance analysis and long-term retention. With this type of active data management large-scale projects are substantially more economically viable, lowering data storage costs by an order of magnitude. Quantum has worked closely with AutonomouStuff and its customers to define and create a complete end-to-end research solution that includes durable in-vehicle storage for test vehicles. The resulting solution is self-protecting, self-managed data center storage where analysis and solution development takes place. Multitiered Storage Approach It also provides autonomous vehicle developers with an easy way to move data from test vehicles to the data center while achieving the lowest cost storage and delivering high-performance shared access, integrated protection and data life cycle management. Quantum’s multitiered storage approach automatically places less active data on the most cost-effective storage media while active data resides on high-performance storage. This is critical for autonomous vehicle development environments that generate petabytes of data which needs to be retained for many years to meet regulations and to validate algorithms as designs evolve. Quantum is in the vanguard of delivering storage solutions that balance performance with cost to help advance research" Scalable And Economical Solution Bobby Hambrick, founder and CEO, AutonomouStuff said “Autonomous research generates an enormous volume of data which is vital to achieving the goal of a safe autonomous vehicle. Quantum multitier data storage kits powered by StorNext offer a highly scalable and economical solution to the data dilemma researchers face.” “The promise of safer, more autonomous vehicles has captured the public imagination, and intelligent storage solutions are key to delivery of that promise. In partnership with AutonomouStuff, Quantum is in the vanguard of delivering storage solutions that balance performance with cost to help advance research of significant value to society,” said Molly Presley, vice president, global marketing, Quantum.
On the opening day of ISC West 2018, Hikvision USA Inc., a provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and major supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, launched its ‘Achieve Extraordinary’ campaign, which highlights how Hikvision technology provides valuable operational information for end users, as well as security for people, property and assets. "Beyond security, Hikvision solutions provide important data and business intelligence for end users, which can enable greater commercial success and more efficient operations," said Jeffrey He, president of Hikvsion USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc. “A tour of the Hikvision booth will provide visitors with numerous examples of how Hikvision security systems can provide data useful for loss prevention, patient care, inventory management and much more."A special EZVIZ Pro section features a dedicated line of connected home products for professional dealers, installers and systems integrators Deep Learning To Intelligent Storage Hikvision has also released its 'Achieve Extraordinary' video, which artfully conveys how Hikvision technology enables our customers to see and perceive beyond human capabilities. The Hikvision booth has eight kiosks of solutions for critical infrastructure, retail, K12, assisted living, higher education, and healthcare, and featured technologies such as access control, intercom and TurboHD. The ‘Hall of Innovation’ area showcases sought-after products such as the DarkFighterX; Deep Learning NVRs and cameras; LPR Technology; Thermal Technology; Body Worn Cameras; Gaming solutions; Under Vehicle Screening System; Swing Barrier Turnstile with Facial Recognition Terminal; and Intelligent Storage. A special EZVIZ Pro section features a dedicated line of connected home products for professional dealers, installers and systems integrators.The DS-2TD4136-25 (50) has linkage between the thermal and optical views Three Key Products Among the broad range of Hikvision products at ISC West 2018 are the following three key products: Swing barrier turnstile with facial recognition terminal Deep learning facial recognition is added to access control with our Facial Recognition Terminal, providing an effective addition or replacement for physical credentials. Simple face capture and storage is used to create a database that is used to match to persons entering or exiting. Benefits include: customisable sizes and finishes, Smart features such as anti-tailgating, improved throughput, security, and 99-percent accuracy rating. PanoVu Mini + PTZ Series - DS-2PT3326IZ-DE, DS-2PT5326IZ-DE Part of the new PanoVu line which features panoramic products for retail, residential, commercial, gaming, assisted living, airports, stadiums, parking lots and more. It features a smaller footprint panoramic and PTZ camera suitable for indoor or outdoor applications, and ideal for health care, retail and education applications. New thermal + optical bi-spectrum PTZ A new fully equipped PTZ with smart tracking, panorama tracking, event tracking and multi-scene patrol tracking to provide end users with detailed information. The DS-2TD4136-25 (50) has linkage between the thermal and optical views, 36x zoom, 15 color palettes, 650-foot Smart IR and image enhancements. Designed for complete day and night surveillance and perimeter protection in large open spaces with no lighting, well suited for public parklands, petroleum refineries, ports, airports and construction sites. Visit Hikvision Booth # 18037 to see Hikvision’s enterprise-level solutions, future technology, participate in Thought Theater events, and to view the 'Achieve Extraordinary' video.
Through an exclusive licensing agreement, Orion Entrance Control, Inc. (Orion) is now offering a unique new entrance control system that enhances security and monitoring at any doorway within a building where access is a security concern. The new DoorGuard system, which utilizes LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technology that is a key component in autonomous motor vehicles, is being unveiled at the ISC West security conference in Las Vegas on April 11-13. Orion is renowned U.S. owned and operated manufacturer and global provider of optical speed lane turnstile solutions. Drones To Industrial Automation In drones, payload and battery runtime benefit greatly from the Quanergy's compact S3 sensorsThe core component of the DoorGuard system is the S3 sensor developed by Quanergy, a company that was the first to patent solid state LIDAR. Orion has been selected as the preferred S3 vendor for the security sector. This small solid-state sensor is ideal for applications requiring object detection at long range including drones, intelligent robotics, security, smart spaces and industrial automation. In drones, payload and battery runtime benefit greatly from these compact sensors. “We are very pleased to be the preferred vendor for Quanergy’s S3 sensor and are using this disruptive technology as a key component of our new DoorGuard system. This enabled us to build a 'better mousetrap' that is a significant upgrade from the beam-based systems currently in use." "It is the most effective, easiest to install and affordable system on the market to control access entrances and exits. We can overlay this on anyone’s system to provide a higher level of security at about 30 percent of the cost of other systems,” said Steve Caroselli, CEO of Orion. LIDAR Smart Sensing Technology DoorGuard leapfrogs existing technology for accuracy and performance and can be added into current security systems. The DoorGuard unit is mounted above a door and integrates to the access system and Orion’s proprietary Infinity software. The LIDAR smart sensing technology generates a half million data points per second with signal processors that calculate the time-of-flight (TOF) of each light pulse. The end result is significantly more accuracy that protects points of entry from unauthorized access.Today’s solutions typically feature a row of sensors secured onto a door frame and they can be very inaccurate" The solid-state technology communicates directly with Orion’s chip technology and software that links to perimeter doors and stairwells. It is designed to detect one credit per person and deter common ways other systems can be tricked to allow unauthorized access. Accurate Security It can detect people trying to enter a building by following someone very closely (tailgating) and can set off warnings if a door is open for too long or has been propped open. Additionally, in emergency situations when access points need to be open, DoorGuard can accurately count the number of authorized individuals who pass through, enabling first responders to know if people still remain in buildings or sections where there is limited access. “Accuracy in a security system is critical. Today’s solutions typically feature a row of sensors secured onto a door frame and they can be very inaccurate. Other more accurate alternatives are more cumbersome, more expensive and do not get to the level of accuracy the LIDAR technology can offer. We’re excited to roll out this disruptive technology at the ISC show,” Caroselli said.
Transit agencies now have access to a powerful new tool that can help to speed up travel times and improve ridership with the release of Opticom Analytics for Public Transit from Global Traffic Technologies (GTT). The web-based platform can help agencies assess performance, reveal problem areas and make corrections to provide faster, more efficient transit operations. Turning valuable data into actionable insights is a key step for communities working to become connected, smart cities, said Global Traffic Technologies’ (GTT) president Jason Lund. “Becoming a smart city is an incremental process,” Lund said. “Opticom Analytics is a logical first step - it provides tangible, immediate improvements that improve mobility in your community.”Buses can request an extended or truncated traffic light cycle, reducing travel time Reduced Travel Time GTT, a provider of priority control solutions, first released Opticom Analytics for public safety agencies in June 2017. EMS World Magazine named the tool an Innovation Award winner late last year. The analytics capabilities were expanded this year to enable transit agencies to easily view critical information about their vehicles as they pass through an intersection, as well as powerful schedule-based analytics available as part of GTT's Opticom Connected Vehicle Platform (CVP). 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. GTT's system provides historical and real-time data related to how well operations are performing, and also with industry-leading Opticom TSP, buses can request an extended or truncated traffic light cycle, reducing travel time and maximizing operational and on-time performance. End-To-End Management Solution GTT’s product manager Chad Mack said the new platform is an end-to-end management solution that gives users the data they need to make more informed decisions about their transit operations.Once they pinpoint the problem areas, agencies can make adjustments to enable faster travel times "Transit managers can monitor their transit operations using real-time and historical data to assess operational performance,” Mack said. “This data has been available for years, but Opticom Analytics’ value comes from the ability to collect and analyze the data in a meaningful way.” Knowing where a transit system’s problem areas are can help agencies make changes that improve their on-time performance and ridership. “Once they pinpoint the problem areas, agencies can make adjustments to enable faster travel times and reduce the chance of a delay,” Mack said. "Those adjustments can range from adjusting the posted schedule to fine-tuning the system concerning when Opticom TSP is allowed to request priority to help get a bus through the intersection faster." Opticom CVP And GPS-Enabled Hardware The analytics software relies on data collected from Opticom’s GPS-enabled hardware and the Opticom CVP. Data logs from the vehicle equipment are securely uploaded to the analytics platform via a Wi-Fi or cellular connection. GTT’s system provides data that goes beyond what is typically collected from a vehicle’s onboard computer. GPS data from the Opticom system is logged at 1-second intervals for accurate and detailed vehicle and intersection information. “There are a lot of valuable insights that can be found by collecting data every second versus only logging every 15 or 30 seconds,” Mack explained.Agencies can fix problem areas by adjusting the priority control system, adding components or performing maintenance The information is compiled into a web-based application that can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. Users can sort and view performance metrics based on date, speed, travel time, vehicle type, priority control usage and more. Efficient Performance Assessment The platform gives users the data needed to assess, reveal and correct typical problems: Assess performance: The interface provides an easy means to evaluate vehicle, route and intersection performance, including on-time performance, current vehicle location, signal priority usage and travel time. Reveal problem areas: Mapping functions reveal problems, including slowdowns and delays caused by heavy traffic or a lack of priority control. Route and vehicle metrics show on-time performance and other key metrics. Make corrections: Agencies can fix problem areas by adjusting the priority control system, adding components or performing maintenance.
Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), a provider of critical communication and data platform solutions trusted to save lives, and RapidSOS, award-winning emergency technology start-up providing a direct data link from connected devices to 9-1-1 and responders, announced a strategic partnership to transform the information available to responders to greatly accelerate response times and save lives. Improving Situational Awareness The partnership will utilize Rave’s and RapidSOS’ technology to immediately deliver precise location information and real-time connected device data from RapidSOS’ NG911 Clearinghouse directly to 9-1-1 call takers, dispatchers, and responders—improving situational awareness and speeding the response to emergency calls. Enabled smartphones and other connected devices will be able to transmit precise location and additional caller information to the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse when a 9-1-1 call is made. Data is provided in the background without a need for citizens to utilize a smartphone app to call 9-1-1. Through the partnership, Rave 911 Suite clients will immediately have access to this lifesaving information at no cost. Now, on supported devices, detailed caller location, vehicle telematics (airbag deployments, number of occupants) and even real-time health information from wearable devices (heart rate, oxygen saturation) will be available for display automatically with a 9-1-1 call. Information And Communication Tools “Having access to better location information on callers will be a game changer,” said Rob McMullen, Director Vigo County (Indiana) 911 and National Emergency Number Association (NENA) 1st Vice-President. “Relevant information is critical to an effective response. Through its partnership with RapidSOS, Rave continues to deliver capabilities that improve our ability to serve those we protect.” “Rave is committed to providing responders the information and communication tools they need to improve emergency response,” said Tom Axbey, President and CEO of Rave Mobile Safety. “Our partnership will augment the rich data sets already available to Rave 911 Suite clients with accurate caller location data and connected device data as they become available through RapidSOS’ NG911 Clearinghouse. The information available through RapidSOS will significantly impact public safety.” "Rave’s reputation for innovation and customer success makes them a natural strategic partner" Ensuring Public Safety “RapidSOS and Rave Mobile Safety are collaborating to solve some of the biggest challenges in public safety today," said Admiral (ret.) David Simpson, former Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief at the Federal Communications Commission. "This partnership will expand the availability of RapidSOS enhanced location data to additional 9-1-1 jurisdictions and greatly improve emergency response for those communities through the RapidSOS secured NG911 platform." “RapidSOS has unique partnerships to provide real-time information about users in an emergency,” said Michael Martin, CEO, RapidSOS. “Rave’s technology and customer footprint will help us rapidly accelerate the number of public safety agencies across the country that have real-time access to the NG911 Clearinghouse. Rave’s reputation for innovation and customer success makes them a natural strategic partner.” The location information provided from RapidSOS is a feature of Rave 911 Suite and will be available for demonstration at NENA 2017 in San Antonio at the Rave booth, #533.
The Quad Monitor features a 7.0” widescreen LCD color monitor with built in controller for volume, contrast, brightness, day/night, and mirror imaging control Code 3 introduces the Quad Monitor (CC7000-QM), designed for vehicle mounting, that allows the driver to see up to four camera views at once on a single screen. When the four cameras are mounted at appropriate points on the vehicle, the driver can see a full 360 degrees around the vehicle. C3Vue Visual User Environment Code 3 also introduces an online camera system configurator (C3Vue) that allows both the monitor and cameras to be selected, then ordered for quick delivery. Code 3 offers several types of monitors and cameras that can be mixed and matched depending on the user’s needs with the C3Vue Visual User Environment. Compatibility And Features The Quad Monitor features a 7.0” widescreen LCD color monitor with built in controller for volume, contrast, brightness, day/night, and mirror imaging control. Automatic camera selection is available via trigger wire (when reverse gear or relevant control is engaged). The Quad Monitor is compatible with all current Code 3 camera models. The Quad Monitor measures 8.4”W x 2.8”D x 6.0” H and is 12-24 VDC. The Quad Monitor draws 6.4 amps and is FCC, CE, and RoHS certified. There is a 1-Year warranty.
Primark, the international retailer that offers Amazing Fashion at Amazing Prices, is using Traka’s dock door and intelligent management solutions to ensure maximum efficiency and safety across its warehouse and distribution centers. Primark operates from eight distribution centers. Its most recent opening was in Islip, Northamptonshire, UK covering 1.1 million sq. ft. of space – the equivalent of 17 football pitches. It has 13 miles of aisles and is a 24/7 operation powered by over 250 committed employees. A key part of Primark’s success is its efficient distribution of goods to store to meet growing customer demands. This is a complex operation involving the use of a wide range of technology. Traka DockSafe Door Dock Solution To ensure effective turnaround times, Traka’s multifunctional DockSafe door dock solution was installed to stop vehicles prematurely leaving Goods Out Bays, alongside intelligent key management systems. Traka supports Primark’s distribution centers with its DockSafe solution and key management systems" David Flavell, Primark’s Operations Development Manager – Supply Chain said: “Primark’s products fly off the shelves and rails, so we need to get our products from suppliers to stores as quickly and as safely as possible. Implementing the Traka DockSafe has been critical here. Not only is it simple to use, but also provides data on driver activity and bay usage, as well as increased peace of mind thanks to the prevention of driveways. It ensures the system runs like clockwork, which is great news for our colleagues while working hard to deliver Amazing Fashion to our customers.” Dock Combination With iFob Technology Traka’s intelligent DockSafe solution has been exclusively designed to stop vehicles prematurely leaving the Goods Out bays of a busy distribution center. DockSafe combines Traka’s iFob technology with a unique Susie lock to create a robust protocol where a vehicle must be immobilized prior to the loading dock door being opened. Once goods are loaded, the door must be closed and the loading bay clear of forklifts or personnel, before the vehicle can be unlocked and driven away. Steve Bumphrey, UK Sales Director added: “Traka supports Primark’s distribution centers with its DockSafe solution and key management systems. With advanced features and data reporting, it ensures its people can optimize loading bay planning for long-term efficiency and productivity, in a safe and secure working environment.”
Globally-renowned Pay on Foot parking systems manufacturer, DESIGNA, has worked with the White Rose shopping center in Rhyl, North Wales, to update its car parking system to the company’s advanced ABACUS software and equipment. Contactless Card Payment The installation included new state-of-the-art entrance and exit terminals accepting tap in/tap out contactless card payment technology After many successful installations abroad, the shopping center is the first DESIGNA site in the UK to have installed its new tap in/tap out contactless credit card technology. The installation included new state-of-the-art entrance and exit terminals accepting tap in/tap out contactless card payment technology. There are also three full pay stations, a DBS server, manual pay station and intercom. All of this helps to improve the efficiency and security of the car park, which is popular with shoppers due to its seafront location. As the first part of the shopping experience, the convenience and availability of a car park is crucial to the overall service and satisfaction of a customer. DESIGNA recognized this and developed ABACUS, an advanced car park access system that intelligently integrates various elements to create the ultimate system that is highly reliable and requires less maintenance. It can also cope with large volumes of traffic while providing the highest level of monitoring to ensure a secure parking environment. ABACUS Car Park Access System The parking system is barrier controlled and makes use of DESIGNA barcode ticket technology. In addition to the standard ticket technology, the car park offers the facility to tap in/tap out using a contactless credit card. This operates with a unique identifier from the credit/debit card as a substitute for a ticket for the duration of the stay at the car park. When the customer presents a contactless card on entry, it recognizes them and by tapping again at the exit it automatically calculates the tariff and allows payment to take place at the exit. The system has three pay on foot machines which accept coins, notes and credit cards. With more than 30 stores, White Rose shopping center, Rhyl’s number one shopping destination, has a wide range of quality stores. Located in the center of the town, White Rose is a short walk from Rhyl’s seafront, railway station and sea aquarium, and has direct access car parking for 300 vehicles. The center previously had a chip coin solution installed on site. Advanced Ticket Machines The biggest advantage of having the DESIGNA system in place is the easy payment method" Sue Nash, Center Manager at the White Rose commented, “The biggest advantage of having the DESIGNA system in place is the easy payment method. The advanced ticket machines make it possible to pay using several means, therefore reducing the problem of queuing at the pay machines and having to pay with change. Another payment option we now have is the facility to pay through mobile devices and via contactless cards.” She continued, “The majority of people move around with credit cards rather than cash and having a versatile payment option in the car park makes for a painless process. The maintenance of the system at our local level was extremely important to avoid costly and timely engineer callouts. Simple things like ticket and coin jams, system resets are now extremely easy to resolve as is the exchange of entry tickets when required. I would certainly recommend the DESIGNA system to others and we are extremely pleased with the results.” Car Parking Ease And Convenience Specifier Andrew Bailey, of Parking Ideas, commented, “Parking Ideas is a complete car parking and transportation consultancy that helps institutions, property owners, landlords and managing agents develop and optimize their assets. I have worked with the White Rose shopping center for a number of years and following a competitive tender found that DESIGNA’s systems best suited the client’s requirements.” He continued, “The ABACUS system is good value, commercially viable and ticked all the right boxes for the White Rose. It is very important to have the facility to pay by card, so the payment terminals having this feature are vital to the center and have made all the difference to the running of the car park. Parking Ideas has been in the parking industry for more than 15 years, so we have worked with DESIGNA before and are very happy with the end result.” DESIGNA Ticket Terminals The car park’s entrance and exit are installed with DESIGNA In+ and Out+ ticket terminals so that using the site is fast and easy The car park’s entrance and exit are installed with DESIGNA In+ and Out+ ticket terminals so that using the site is fast and easy. The advanced terminals operate on the lowest energy consumption of their class with the ability to hold more tickets than before, with the bin adapting itself to the fill quantity. Customers are greeted with excellent user-friendliness due to the simplicity of the equipment and illuminated display with clear instructions. The four-way barcode readers also ensure visitors can insert their ticket any way round into any of the pay stations around the site. DESIGNA Pay On Foot Machines For payment, three of DESIGNA’s new Pay on Foot machines are in place in the car park. This allows customers to pay for their visit before returning to their car and exit the car park more quickly. The pay station is deliberately designed to allow disabled customers to pay freely without assistance. Each of the pay stations is installed with an interactive monitor that makes it easy to pay and offers several different languages. Shopping center management has full control of the ABACUS system through the DBS server, with a manual pay station (MPS) to allow them to create or override payments. The control room also links with the ticket and payment terminals via a DESIGNA VoIP Intercom to assist customers if required. Global Implementation DESIGNA has more than 15,000 systems installed globally across a wide range of car park situations DESIGNA’s parking systems are used in a number of impressive shopping centers around the world. These include the Dundrum shopping center in Dublin, the Mid Valley Megamall in Malaysia and the Mall of Emirates in Dubai. In the UK the Belfry shopping center in Redhill, the Woolshops shopping center in Halifax and the Wellgate center in Dundee have also benefited from the ABACUS system. Recognized worldwide for its high quality and intelligent systems, DESIGNA has more than 15,000 systems installed globally across a wide range of car park situations, including shopping centers, airports and hospitals. ABACUS is one of the company’s innovations and demonstrates the endless possibilities available to car park operators. The future-proof technology allows for expansions of premises or new property acquisitions by allowing additional systems to be added to the network. In its many global applications, ABACUS has proved to be an effortless system for both operators and users and is a great investment for companies looking to the future.
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 provide a practical solution to the monitoring of transportation infrastructure, where maximum situational awareness is paramount, Bosch Building Technologies has combined the innovation behind its video security cameras with the video management expertise of Intelligent Security Systems (ISS). ISS is a global developer of video management and video intelligence solutions. The video management platform, SecurOS, focuses on securing large mission-critical applications, such as industrial and manufacturing sites, transportation systems, banks, sports arenas, retail locations, and campuses and office complexes. ISS’ differentiating video intelligence and image analytics solutions, whether it is Face Capture & Recognition (SecurOS FACE), License Plate Recognition (SecurOS AUTO License Plate Recognition), or Container Character Recognition (SecurOS CARGO), provide effective monitoring solutions to the transportation sector. The capabilities stretch to large-scale entry and exit points such as ports, borders and airport car parks Surveillance Challenges Transportation security provides surveillance challenges in varying degrees of situation and scale, so effective license plate recognition is crucial. From tunnels and bridges, where a situation can change in seconds, to regulating traffic flow into a city and capturing a profile of each vehicle, Bosch and ISS can provide answers to the questions that matter. Has a particular vehicle been permitted access to a specific area? Has that vehicle been stolen? What’s the insurance or toll subscription status? Has that vehicle been authorized to operate as a taxi? The capabilities even stretch to large-scale entry and exit points such as ports, borders and airport car parks. Vehicle Monitoring Monitoring which vehicles are entering an area, and checking their legitimacy to be there, has never been more critical. Having the capability to capture license plates of every vehicle moving in the designated area gives users complete awareness of traffic flows and usage patterns, allowing them to configure and manage their monitoring preferences efficiently and permit secure data exchanges with other operational management systems and services for efficient infrastructure alignment. If driving conditions were perfect all-year round, the job of an operations manager, for example, would be quite straightforward. But the reality is quite the opposite. That is why the ISS certified Bosch cameras responsible for capturing this data are incredibly robust and built to produce usable images 24/7 in the harshest conditions, including after dark by employing a supplementary infrared light. The selected cameras have a special License Plate Recognition (LPR) mode which is developed in collaboration with ISS to deliver accurate information even when faced with the challenges of glaring headlights and fast-moving vehicles. Interpreting video data directly at source helps to improve levels of security substantially and can also offer clear business advantages SecurOS AUTO License Plate Recognition High standards are applied to the quality of the images captured. By incorporating the SecurOS AUTO License Plate Recognition (LPR/ANPR) solution, Bosch and ISS can provide several unique benefits for users, including the ability to accurately capture license plate information at 210 km/h (130 mph) in all kinds of weather conditions, including light fog, rain, and snow. Furthermore, utilizing advanced algorithms results in a level of accuracy that can distinguish letters from numbers (so an “8” is not mistaken for a “B,” for example) which is a crucial advantage, particularly in emergency situations. The partnership with ISS supports Bosch’s belief that the logical next-step for security is to enable customers to repurpose the vast amounts of video data that they now can capture. Interpreting video data directly at source helps to improve levels of security substantially and can also offer clear business advantages.
Airbus has expanded the range of its application portfolio for the Tactilon Dabat and partnered with new professional application developers. The aim is to better serve the communications markets in the field of public safety, transportation and healthcare. At the CCW exhibition in Berlin from 15 to 17 May 2018, Airbus is showcasing selected applications for professionals that combine multimedia real-time functions with highest standards of security. “The apps that we showcase at the CCW work in various areas, whether it is industry, public safety or the health sector. They meet specific customer needs and requirements for different regions in the world,” explains Rahim Zaknoun, Head of Innovation & Developer Ecosystem at Secure Land Communications of Airbus. "We selected these apps for our customers and created them for the hybrid Tactilon Dabat.” For instance, the digitalized Triage application from Exomi helps first responders (paramedics) to send complex health data of patients from the ambulance on the scene to the hospital. The delivery of the constantly updated information is standardized and reliable. It can easily be shared not only via the Tactilon Dabat, the Android smartphone and Tetra radio in one device, but also on other platforms in control rooms or in the field. Thus, the application streamlines processes and accelerates a more accurate treatment for the patients. Commanders and group members (Tetra and smartphone users) can easily follow each other on the Dabat’s display based on a map configuration with GPS Live Video Sharing Platform The application ES-Core features a live video sharing function that is secure and supports external video sources, such as from drones or vehicles. Even with little radio coverage the transmission is of high quality. Moreover, footing can be stored as evidence or for the purpose of analysis. “Clearly, this is a tool for police officers. However, paramedics work increasingly with this app on the scene and companies can also master situations by transmitting a live video stream,” says Rahim Zaknoun. Another application can fill frequently the gap of non-existing radio coverage in many public buildings: the ‘indoor positioning’ system for large sites creates a real-time situational awareness when communication groups move around in- and outdoors. Based on a map configuration with a GPS function, commanders and group members (Tetra and smartphone users) can easily follow each other on the Dabat’s display. The application serves especially security personnel in airports, train stations, or event sites: no configuration is needed, a seamless in- and outdoor positioning is put in place and the app works without broadband connection. Track Worker Protection In order to save lives of railway track workers and minimize the risk of collisions, the company Intelligence on Wheels invented the app ‘Track Worker Protection’. This application with a clear map display receives permanent train location updates. Our SmarTWISP application developer programme is the key reference point when it comes to creating secure apps" The signals will be sent from the train operator’s control room and the train itself, which is equipped with a Train Collision Avoidance System. Critical scenarios can now be easily managed with the Tactilon Dabat and the ‘track worker protection’. “Our SmarTWISP application developer programme is the key reference point when it comes to creating secure apps,” says Rahim Zaknoun. “It enables the innovation and professional application development on the top of Airbus’ existing communication technology. It boosts our strong developer ecosystem."
Sports fans and festival goers will enjoy greater peace of mind from vehicle as a weapon (VAAW) attacks with the arrival of a new lightweight rapid-deploy vehicle security barrier (VSB). The Rapid Defender temporary VSB was deployed in minutes to protect spectators and competitors from VAAW threat at the London Marathon and at football stadia and events the length and breadth of the country. Rosehill Security, a manufacturer of perimeter security solutions, has created the innovative hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barrier, made up of robust units of recycled rubber weighing just 49kg each. More than 150 people have died in 18 months of VAAW in cities from London to Manhattan and Melbourne – and just last week, Toronto Fast Deployment StadiumTM – a specialist event services supplier of traffic management, stewarding, security and training services to the events industry that protects crowds at Premier League and EFL clubs, festivals and city-wide events – is extolling its benefits. Founder, owner and MD David McAtamney says: “We want to change the face of crowd safety through HVM barriers. The Rapid Defender makes this a reality because of its speed of deployment – our teams installed 13m of the barrier in just five minutes at the London Marathon!” More than 150 people have died in 18 months of VAAW in cities from London to Manhattan and Melbourne – and just last week, Toronto. Rosehill Security has designed the Rapid Defender specifically to provide protection for crowds of people from such attacks. Integration For Enhanced Security Sales manager Dalton Marshall says: “It is surface-mounted with no foundations and weighs less than a third of comparable concrete barriers, so can be deployed in minutes almost anywhere, from the streets surrounding stadia to uneven festival sites.” The Perimeter Security Suppliers Association has launched a new online source of help and information on HVM – the HVMHubThe 333mm-wide units are connected by 20mm diameter steel cables or rods, creating an HVM barrier of any length. Four men can manually install a barrier across the width of a road in less than five minutes with no special tools or lifting equipment. It can then be removed and reused. The Rapid Defender can be anchored or integrated with other temporary or permanent HVM systems to create a stronger physical barrier as part of a holistic HVM solution. The Perimeter Security Suppliers Association (PSSA), to which Rosehill Security belongs, has just launched a new online source of help and information on HVM – the HVMHub – in conjunction with the Home Office’s Joint Security and Resilience Centre.