Network-Centric Security


Samsung Ends Relationship With GVI As Master Distributor

Samsung Techwin America announced today a realignment of its reseller strategies aimed at becoming a “significant contributing partner” to the distributor and systems integrator marketplace.

Agent Vi Video Analytics Integrated With Milestone Platform In Minnesota Jail

Scott County Jail turned to Agent Vi to deploy their real-time video analytics solution: Vi-System. Of 186 cameras at the site, the Jail required enabling 90 cameras with video analytics capabilities. Scott County Jail’s surveillance system employs Milestone XProtect Corporate as their VMS recording and viewing application, which is fully integrated with Agent Vi’s products.

Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium Sports OnSSI Technology

To get ready for the Winter Games in 2010, OnSSI installed a new, networked video system at BC Place, the multi-purpose stadium in Vancouver that was the site of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Winter Games.

Caribbean Casino Upgrades To IP Video Solution

The largest casino in the Caribbean has seen its surveillance operation completely transformed following the installation of an IP video solution from IndigoVision.

Milestone Systems Named Application Development Partner Of The Year By Axis Communications

Milestone Systems was awarded the 2010 Application Development Partner (ADP) of the Year for North America by Axis Communications during its annual Axis Channel Convergence Conference.

Magal Security Systems To Provide Security For Kenyan Port

Magal Security Systems, Ltd announced recently that it has signed a contract with the Port Authority of Kenya, valued at $21.4 million to secure the Port of Mombasa.

Graybar to Combine Akron and Canton Branches

The 37,800-square-foot facility is positioned to provide Graybar’s customers with comprehensive product and service offerings.

Bill Taylor

Panasonic's Bill Taylor to Serve on SIA Board

The Security Industry Association's board of directors will create a roadmap for the evolving electronic and physical security market.



Study: Cost Of IP Surveillance Drops Below Analog For Midsized Installations

Axis Communications recently announced the results of an independent study comparing costs of an analog versus an IP video surveillance system. The study demonstrates that an IP-based system represents on average 13 percent lower cost than a corresponding analog system.

New Orleans Airport Implements NICE Situator Technology In New Security Center

NICE Systems recently announced that the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has implemented NICE's open platform situation management solution, NICE Situator, in its new Security Operations Center.

California College Deploys HD Surveillance System For Campus-Wide Crime Prevention

Avigilon recently announced that Merced College in Merced, Calif. has deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System as part of its proactive crime prevention strategy to ensure the general welfare of staff and students on campus.

Airport Upgrades Surveillance With IP Video Technology

Cardiff Airport has replaced its surveillance capability with a new IP video system from IndigoVision. Operated by TBI Abertis Airports, Cardiff Airport is the national airport of Wales with passenger traffic reaching more than 1.6 million in 2009. It is an important business and charter airport offering flights to domestic and European destinations, as well as connecting flights onwards to worldwide destinations.

360-Degree IP Cameras Help Keep Watch On Royal Caribbean’s Newest Cruise Ship

When Royal Caribbean International’s newest cruise ship, Allure of the Seas, began its inaugural season on Sunday, the more than 6,300 passengers, 16 decks and nearly 2,100 crew members from 65 countries are to be guarded by an advanced surveillance system designed for the two largest and most technologically sophisticated cruise ships in the world.

The Road Ahead

As we reach the end of 2010, and hopefully find a surer footing for the years ahead economically, the staff of Security Products magazine sat down with several key players in the security industry to gauge their thoughts on technology resources and the economic impact for the coming year.

Power Accord

With temperatures regularly topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the Southwestern state of Arizona, residents need a reliable source of electricity to run air conditioners. Power utility APS is the Grand Canyon State’s largest electric utility and Arizona’s leading producer of electric power, providing reliable power with quality service at a reasonable cost for more than 100 years. APS, which is owned by Pinnacle West Capital Corp., serves more than 1.1 million customers in 11 of the 15 counties in the state.

Hitting a Home Run

Every August, the Little League International World Series brings more than 300,000 visitors to the small town of South Williamsport, Pa. With a population of 6,000, the community’s resources could easily be overwhelmed by providing ample security for athletes, visiting dignitaries and spectators.

The Olympic Challenge

The major security risk at any large sporting event is people. Such gatherings not only attract fans, but also criminals, traffic chaos and potential terrorist attacks. Video surveillance is therefore a key component of the integrated security solution at these events.

A Conversation with Alastair Hayfield

As editors in the security industry publication trade, we often get updates from several research companies that make it a practice to report on industry conditions and analyses for the future. IMS Research is a supplier of market research in a wide range of global electronics markets, including the security industry. IMS regularly publishes detailed research on electronic physical security products such as CCTV and video surveillance, access control, intruder alarms and fire detection and suppression equipment. We sat down with Alastair Hayfield, research manager of video surveillance and VCA group, to ask a few questions.

Lone Star Video

Management team members of the United Supermarkets chain in north and west Texas are big believers in the value of video surveillance, as evidenced by their investment in the latest technologies such as megapixel cameras and video delivered to smart phones. The investment is providing big benefits for the chain, and not just for loss prevention.

UK School Deploys Avigilon HD Surveillance System

Avigilon recently announced that Walsall Academy in the United Kingdom has deployed the Avigilon HD surveillance system to safeguard its 1,150 secondary students and protect high-value areas such as its state-of-the-art technology and music suites.

Featured

  • ASIS International and SIA Release “Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”

    ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading security associations for the security industry – have released ”Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”, a new research report that provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry, including regional market breakouts. SIA and ASIS partnered with global analytics and advisory firm Omdia to complete the research. Read Now

  • President Biden Issues Executive Order to Bolster U.S Port Cybersecurity

    On Wednesday, President Biden issued an Executive Order to bolster the security of the nation’s ports, alongside a series of additional actions that will strengthen maritime cybersecurity and more Read Now

  • Report: 15 Percent of All Emails Sent in 2023 Were Malicious

    VIPRE Security Group recently released its report titled “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Look at Email-Based Threats”. The 2024 predictions for email security in this report are based on an analysis of over 7 billion emails processed by VIPRE worldwide during 2023. This equates to almost one email for everyone on the planet. Of those, roughly 1 billion (or 15%) were malicious. Read Now

  • ASIS Announces ANSI-Approved Cannabis Security Standard

    ASIS International, a leading authority in security standards and guidelines, proudly announces the release of a pioneering American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard dedicated to cannabis security. This best-in-class standard, meticulously developed by industry experts, sets a new benchmark by providing comprehensive requirements and guidance for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of a cannabis security program. Read Now

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New Products

  • Compact IP Video Intercom

    Viking’s X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication - all wrapped up in an attractive compact chassis. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3