APEM, Inc., a global manufacturer of man-machine interface products, announces its latest project opportunity with Freefly Systems.
IQinVision announced availability for its new generation 12MP/4K IQeye Sentinel camera. IQinVision’s next generation IQeye Sentinel delivers up to 12MP resolution and is ideal for outdoor applications.
Suprema, Inc., a leading global provider of technology in biometrics and security, today announced the launch of a new model of IP access control multi-smartcard reader and controller, ‘Xpass S2’.
The Wireless Battery Driveway Monitor with Single Channel Slave Receiver (STI-34159) is designed to work in conjunction with a control panel.
Fluidmesh Networks announces the release of its FM4200 MOBI. Designed specifically for mobility projects, the FM4200 MOBI radio is based on Fluidity, a Fluidmesh technology that offers broadband connectivity and enables data/video streaming in mobile environments, such as in trains, buses, ferries and cars, even at high speed.
Camden Door Controls has released a new line of door prop alarms that are ideal for applications requiring local alarm notification of intrusion or door forced open, as well as door held open.
Vanderbilt Industries introduces lite blue, a 2-door web-based access control system with expansion capabilities to 8 devices. lite blue boasts the same easy-to-use software as the company’s bright blue Intelligent Access Management System and is easily upgradeable to a full bright blue 32-door system.
Ratcheting up the resolution to meet the increasing demand for sharper video surveillance images, LILIN North America, the US entity of IP video provider Merit LILIN, has introduced its first 4K Ultra HD camera, the model UHG1182. The 12.0 megapixel CMOS camera delivers 3840 x 2160 pixel pictures at 30 frames-per-second, or four times the resolution of HDTV 1080p, with razor-sharp detail and brilliant saturated colors.
MOBOTIX introduces the thermal sensor modules for the S15D, being the first thermal devices to use MOBOTIX’ dual flexmount video cable technology. This is available with all S15D upgraded to software version MX-V126.96.36.199.
Leviton has announced the release of the 20A30-1 Omni Notifier, adding immediate e-mail notification to your smartphone or tablet.
Honeywell announces enhancements to its Pro-Watch security management system that allow integrators to cost effectively accommodate virtually any access control need through expanded support for wireless locksets and biometric readers.
With best in class performance, the IndigoVision Ultra 2K delivers rich, Full HD video and image clarity, in all lighting conditions.
TOA Canada Corporation, manufacturer of commercial audio and intercom products, announces the launch of the SR-MF1 Mechanically Steerable Line Array.
Raptor Photonics has launched an additional member to its family of SWIR and Visible SWIR cameras. The OWL 640 M42 is a rugged, high sensitivity digital VIS-SWIR camera with an M42 lens mount. This mount is used by lens manufacturers including StingRay Optics.
Hikvision USA and Milestone Systems announce the successful implementation of a large-scale project that aims to provide secure environments for hundreds of schools throughout Montreal.
For the past 50 years, Mac's Convenience Stores have served the needs of Canadian customers throughout a multitude of locations in Ontario and Western Canada. Beginning in 2007, Mac's transitioned from their old analog surveillance system into a digital platform.
A BBC wildlife project got more than it bargained for, when Raytec Infra-Red lighting helped to capture an intruder live-in-the-act, in the middle of the night.
IQinVision has announced that Rathcliffe Properties, based in Toronto, Ont., has deployed IQeye HD megapixel cameras, along with exacqVision Edge server software to provide video surveillance for a strip shopping center it owns and operates.
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Toronto Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate team, has replaced its stadium’s old fire system with a new Fire-Lite Alarms addressable fire system.
Waterloo, Ont.-based integrator Bulldog Fire & Security helps Conestoga update cameras with Axis IP equipment
The space shuttle Endeavour recently made its final voyage — a trip to the California Science Center to become a permanent exhibit.
The Ottawa Food Bank will use March Networks' Command video management software and high-definition IP cameras to safeguard staff, volunteers and assets at its newly expanded 21,000 square foot warehouse facility.
A Windsor college has learned how to send emergency security alerts to thousands of students spread over four campuses in two cities by tying the PA to the fire alarm system.
Most major projects start with an RFP. Projects are won (or lost) based on the quality of the response. In Contava’s case, the Calgary Transit project was definitely won based on the diligence and dedication they showed to it before a single camera was installed or wire run.
In the transportation sector, municipal train stations are challenging security projects. Common security issues include scuffles between passengers, vandalism, car theft, crossing over the tracks and the potential for more serious criminal acts. Train stations are publicly accessible to anyone, with many people coming and going. And if the system is managed centrally, this often means a small staff is monitoring 25 to over 100 sites. Not just any video management system (VMS) will do.
Toronto’s Rogers Centre is putting a new HD surveillance system to work in an effort to provide better coverage of the sports and entertainment venue’s 50,000 seats using cameras that provide high definition images and lower installation and management costs — and it’s already paying dividends.
For Winter Olympic athletes, the 2010 Vancouver Games were over in a matter of weeks. For Cobra Integrated Systems, the Games were the first major deadline in a security project that’s carried over well into 2011.
Bramalea City Centre, one of the largest malls in the GTA, recently went through a major growth project, in the process updating its security system and effectively doubling the number of cameras on site.
Five years ago, the York Region District School Board, embarked on a relationship with i3 International Inc. to refresh DVRs and cameras across many of the board’s more than 200 schools.
ADT has released findings from a recent survey of small business owners that reinforced the significance of technology in the life of a modern-day entrepreneur, especially during vacation season.
Cloud-based software solutions, biometric terminals and mobile apps are among the key trends in the years to come for managing the workforce in business settings, according to new analysis from IHS Technology.
The security landscape continues to bring change on many levels. While organizations often prefer to avoid or delay change because of concerns about budget or productivity and workflow disruptions, it can and should be interpreted as an opportunity for proactive improvement.
Despite the exciting trends and industry buzz surrounding mobile technologies, wireless locks and hosted access control, more long-standing and less sensational trends such as encryption and multi-technology readers are taking center stage in the access control market.
The physical security and access control market is undergoing a major transition to IP-based solutions that deliver ease of operation, simplified expansion and customization, and the ability to integrate a physical access control system (PACS) with many other solutions sharing the same network.
The move to a more “frictionless” security experience, meaning a security experience that does not slow users down, is one of the key trends HID Global anticipates will drive the industry in 2013.
ADI Canada's new GM talks about immediate plans, his interest in the security business, his experience in the retail business, and what big box stores are doing to the market.
Optimal access card security requires a multi-dimensional approach for identity validation, and a multi-layered approach for the systems that are used to issue them. The latest advances enable issuers to better protect the integrity of each credential, cardholder, and the overall issuance system.
The access control industry’s move to open standards is cultivating a broad range of interoperable products with enhanced features and security. Open standards also ensure that solutions can be easily upgraded to support changes in technology and applications, and give users the confidence that investments in today’s technologies can be leveraged in the future.
The bring your own device (BYOD) mobility deployment phenomenon — where you’re allowed to use your smartphone for work — is growing in popularity as today’s smartphones simultaneously grow in capabilities. We can use our phones to access computers, networks and associated information assets and to open doors and enter secured areas. Deploying these applications in a BYOD environment requires security assessment, proper planning and the right technology and provisioning infrastructure.
The ability to combine physical and logical access control on a single credential improves user convenience while increasing security and reducing deployment and operational costs. Convergence solutions enable organizations to leverage their existing credential investment to seamlessly add logical access control for network log-on and create a fully interoperable, multi-layered security solution across company networks, systems and facilities. Converged solutions also help organizations enforce more consistent policies, while facilitating the use of consolidated audit logs throughout the enterprise.
Organizations have traditionally had two badging choices: establish an in-house printing operation using the latest direct-to-card or high-definition card printers, or use a web-based service to simplify project management while accessing specialized expertise and more extensive contactless card technology options. With the advent of mobile access solutions, there now is a third option: over-the-air credential provisioning to smartphones and other mobile electronic devices.
What is the purpose of a letter of intent?The typical process for selling a company involves the seller disclosing general information about their company, and if an agreement can be reached on the price and terms of the business sale, then one buyer moves on to due diligence where intimate details of the company are released to the buyer. The Letter of Intent (LOI) is a written document outlining the major terms in an agreement between a buyer and a seller, in order to establish a “meeting of the minds.”
The last time SP&T News spoke to Aimetis CEO and Director Marc Holtenhoff at length was in 2008. The company has experienced considerable growth since then on the strength of its intelligent video management software Symphony, and its video analytics products. Holtenhoff discusses the company’s recent customer wins, plans for growth and why video analytics haven’t quite yet made it to the promised land.
In my last column, we discussed the increasing interest in centrally managed systems and hosted services. The potential value of such offerings is closely tied to the technology behind it. This time, we'll go over some of the technological aspects of hosted solutions and discuss some of the requirements vendors and manufacturers need to take into account when designing an access control or video solution to operate in this environment.
Global unit shipments of smart cards are expected to rise by 2.1 billion from 2014 through 2019—about equal to the combined populations of China, the United States, Indonesia and Brazil, according to IHS Technology.
Studies show that burglars typically spend no more than one minute breaking into a home and fewer than 10 minutes inside. Although they work quickly, burglars have a keen eye for valuable possessions.
Axis Communications has unveiled the results of the 2013 IT and Video Surveillance Market Study conducted by IT market research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) to illustrate the growing role and influence that IT departments have on their company’s surveillance initiatives.
Charles Black, CEO of Ottawa-based home monitoring company iWatchLife, doesn’t think the new Canada-South Korea free trade agreement will have a measurable effect on his company right away, even though they do business in South Korea. It will, however, have a positive effect overall for Canadian business in the region.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the release of a major new study designed to improve the marketing effectiveness of organizations selling products and services into the security market — Business Opportunities in the Security Industry: New Paths to Success in a Changing Market.
HID Global has released a white paper describing an emerging security environment in which users will have a seamless experience when using cloud-based applications and services, accessing data, and opening doors.
Morse Watchmans has published a whitepaper titled Best Practices Provide Best Value When Implementing Key Control and Asset Management Systems.
The worldwide market for video surveillance equipment is expected to expand by more than 12 percent this year, according to a new white paper from IHS Technology, entitled “Trends for 2014 - Video Surveillance Trends for the Year Ahead.”
Gtechna, a supplier of end-to-end e ticketing software solutions, has announced a series of wins in both parking enforcement and public safety.
The total value of world production of Security Products at factory prices was $23.4 billion in 2013, predicts Memoori, who have just published a new resource for security market research & investment analysis - http://www.memoori.com/portfolio/the-physical-security-business-in-2013/.
Genetec announced that its new cloud-based Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS), Stratocast, is offering small and mid-size businesses around the world an affordable way to help them safeguard their patrons and inventory. Powered by Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Azure cloud-computing platform, Stratocast delivers video surveillance service without the costs and complexities associated with installing and managing on-premise hardware and storage.
In a bid to cut costs while maintaining acceptable levels of customer service, airports are adopting automation for repetitive tasks involving security and access control. Every day in airports across the world, countless employees are tasked with sitting at entry/exit doors, scanning boarding passes and other tasks.
Realizing the limitations of using text messages to issue emergency warnings, vendors of mass notification system (MNS) software now are embracing additional means of delivering alerts, including smartphone apps.
How much data is in 413 Petabytes (PB)? It’s enough to fill 92.1 million single-sided, single-layer DVDs. Or, it’s four times the amount of photo and video data stored on Facebook as of February 2012. Astonishingly, it is also equal to the information produced in just one day by all the new video surveillance cameras installed worldwide in 2013.
The uncooled thermal security camera market is forecast to see high unit shipment growth of 25% over the next 5 years, close to twice the rate of the CCTV and video surveillance market.
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