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Stadium is on the ball with new security system

Italy’s Bari Soccer Stadium is boosting security by using surveillance products from ACTi to incorporate IP based CCTV systems.  The ACTi Video Server SED-2100R and Transcoder SED-3200 are part of a new system that incorporates EL.MO’s DVR, Matrices and monitoring solutions, allowing centralized control and high integration of different CCTV systems.  Wireless APs also allow long distance transmission of video and control data.

The CCTV system includes 24 analog cameras in total: six pan-tilt cameras are installed around the playing field and 18 cameras are positioned in the parking lots and inside the stadium.  The ACTi network video server along with a media converter have been installed for each camera.  The server transmits video signals and RS-485 data over the network.  In the control centre, 24 pieces of SED–3200 network video transcoders have been installed.  The decoders are connected to video distributors in order to transmit video signals to the dedicated monitor, the matrix and the DVR simultaneously. The control centre is equipped with three joystick keyboards for the security agents to display and pan tilt the desired cameras.

DSC wins at ISC West

Tyco Fire & Security has won the Product Achievement Award in the monitoring category at this year’s International Security Conference Expo West (ISC West) for its Sur-Gard System II single-line IP receiver.

“System II continues the industry leadership of our trusted Sur-Gard monitoring station receivers and effectively addresses the monitoring needs of a growing market of proprietary applications, such as college and university campuses, gated communities and condominiums,” says Ron Guttentag, VP and GM, Intrusion Security – Tyco Fire and Security. 

Programmable via PC-based System II Console software or manually using the scroll buttons and LCD display, System II can be configured for desktop stand-alone operation (vertical stacking of up to four systems) or 19-inch rack-mount installations.

Call for speakers

CABA’s Connected Home Council is looking for speakers for Connected@Home 2006, an executive forum on issues facing the connected home industry on October 16-18 in San Diego.  The group invites abstracts outlining possible discussion on one of the following topics: the impact/influence of mobile technologies on the development of connected homes; applications driving the connected home industry; wireless technologies; standards; the TV and set-top as the consumer gateway to entertainment and information; next generation technologies and applications; content piracy and DRM; industry SWOT analysis; IP and the networked home; home builder/smart community opportunities and; designing intelligence into homes.

Abstracts must be received by June 30 to be considered.  For more details, contact caba@caba.org.

Product Previews

Micro Key Software unveiled the Millennium Series access control module at ISC West, allowing alarm dealers and central stations with HID’s VertX CS access control platform to now monitor alarms and access control events with existing hardware, software and personnel. The new module integrates seamlessly with the company’s already-integrated accounting, central station, service tracking and communications modules.  Having a single database eliminates redundant data entry tasks and the dependency on multiple systems.  The data is automatically synchronized between central station and access control systems.

MDI Security Systems designed its ViewPoint V20-2025 camera with the direct needs of security dealer and systems integrators in mind, the company says.  The goal was to lower the total cost of deployoment on a job-site by implementing camera features that allow installers to spend “less time on the ladder.” Features include an on-screen display chipset which can be adjusted via handheld spot monitor, three-axis lens mounts, 520 TVL high resolution, high quality Japanese lenses, built in day and night functions, dual voltage capabilities and a vandal-resistant dome housing.

AE Light has introduced a shorter version of the HID Powerlight.   Designed primarily for professional uses such as law enforcement, EMS, security, inspections and fire investigation, the lights are designed to throw light long distances in a compact form.  The new version, PL24/6S, measures just 13 inches and weighs 32 ounces, maintaining a 1300 lumen output and a 60-minute burn time.  An optional battery increases burn time to 75 minutes.


Superior Performance w/Unique Functions...

DVRs that perform incredibly with many outstanding features; the SHR-2000 series consists of 4/8/16 channel digital video recorders capable of a real-time recording rate with 4 channel or a 120ips recording rate in CIF mode with 8/16 channel options. Each channel provides a variable image compression setting to save HDD consumption. The series also records 4-channel synchronized audio. The external interface method is USB 2.0 and the built-in CD-RW options available.

See online demo at www.samsung-security.com

Calendar of Events

May 8-11, 2006: IFSEC. Birmingham, England.

May 17-21, 2006: Central Station Alarm Association's Electronic Security Forum and Exposition. Savannah, Ga.

May 31 - June 1, 2006:  CANASA - Security Canada West.  Vancouver, BC

June 19-21, 2006: Infosecurity Canada Conference & Exhibition. Toronto, ON

September 21, 2006:  CANASA – Security Canada Atlantic.  Dieppe, NB – www.securitycanadaexpo.org

October 17 – 19, 2006:  CANASA – Security Canada Central Show and Conference -- www.securitycanadaexpo.org

Click here for a complete list of industry-related events

Work your way there…

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Security Business Wire

CDV Americas adds to team

Yves Nadon has joined CDV Americas, a subsidiary of CDV International, manufacturer of access control and electric door locking systems.  As the new Director of Distributor’s Network for North, Central and South America, Nadon brings a blend of management skills and sales experience to his new role, the company says.  CDV Americas (www.cdvamericas.com), part of the CDV Group, recently became the owner of Centaur, an access control system developed and manufactured by Paradox.

EMJ offers two new blogs

EMJ, a division of Synnex Corporation, is now offering product news and promotions through two new blogs and Really Simple Syndication (RSS).  The company’s new blogs include: EMJ Product News and Updates (www.emj.ca/blog), and EMJ Promotions (www.emj.ca/promotions).  Included in the blogs is information about products and trends in the company’s specialized areas including auto-ID, bar coding, digital video, point of sale, RFID and surveillance.

“Organizations such as CNN, CBC, Yahoo! News, Business Week and even individuals have blogs and RSS feeds,” says Tom Carswell, Director of Marketing Communications for EMJ.  “As soon as information is posted to our blog, resellers using RSS-enabled web browsers like Firefox or RSS feed reader programs like FeedDemon have the information sent to them.  It’s a relevant and reliable way to keep our resellers up-to-date and informed.”


On Deck - What's Coming Up in SP&T's April, 2006 Issue
  • Intrusion Protection
  • Home Automation
  • Product Focus:  Cameras
  • Special Feature:  Security in Other Countries

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