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Security PR specialist Catalyst Communications wins prestigious accolade at 2015 Business Excellence Awards

Niche PR specialist Catalyst Communications – an organisation serving several clients in the security sector – has won Acquisition International magazine’s Award for Excellence in Technology-Focused Communications, which itself is part of the Business Excellence Awards.

Voted for by a worldwide network of professionals, advisers, clients, peers and business insiders, the Acquisition International Business Excellence Awards celebrate those individuals and firms whose commitment to excellence sees them exceeding clients’ expectations on a daily basis while setting the bar for others in their industry.

“It’s a great honour to have won this prestigious award and we’re absolutely delighted,” said Vibeke Ulmann, managing partner of Catalyst Communications. “We’ve always aimed to provide our clients with the very best service and this Business Excellence Award obviously helps to highlight our communications strengths in the niche technology PR domain.”

Catalyst Communications has won a prestigious category at the 2015 Business Excellence Awards

Catalyst Communications has won a prestigious category at the 2015 Business Excellence Awards

Catalyst boasts a small but uniquely-experienced team that has delivered programmes for science and technology companies around the world through the simple process of listening to their needs and constructing individual PR campaigns that recognise their unique vision.

The company’s clients include operations in the security and surveillance sectors (among them AMG Systems and Navtech Radar), life sciences, imaging and microscopy, green technology, business intelligence and computing.

Nathan Angell, awards executive from Acquisition International’s Business Excellence Awards, said: “Our Business Excellence Awards are quickly becoming very popular, with businesses all over the globe eager to showcase the amazing work they’ve been doing to achieve stellar results for their clients while really setting the standards for what can be achieved in their sector.”

Angell continued: “We’re proud to include Catalyst among those being showcased as some of the most innovative and committed organisations from across the business world. This year’s winners can be rightly proud of the game-changing work they’ve been doing over the past 12 months.”

The Business Excellence Awards were launched to highlight and celebrate the outstanding performance and results achieved by the industry’s leading lights in what still proves to be an extremely competitive market.

Vibeke Ulmann: managing partner at Catalyst Communications

Vibeke Ulmann: managing partner at Catalyst Communications

The organisers always aim to identify and honour the most respected companies and their C-level executives, while at the same time recognising and rewarding outstanding success, innovation and ethics across international business communities.

*Find out more about Catalyst Communications at: www.catalystpr.com

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Samsung Techwin introduces 32x Full-HD auto-tracking PTZ speed dome cameras

Samsung Techwin’s confidence that the latest addition to its WiseNetIII video surveillance solution range will become the preferred PTZ dome camera solution for challenging environments has been boosted by news that the SNP-6320RH has been selected as a finalist for the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2015.

The SNP-6320RH Full-HD (1920×1080) auto-tracking speed dome has built-in IR LEDs which illuminate objects at a distance of up to 150 metres by focusing the beam as the camera zooms.

These models are also equipped with an IR corrected lens to ensure sharp night-time images even under mixed lighting conditions, such as those occasions when IR LEDs are operating in low ambient light. These features ensure people, objects and even car number plates can be clearly seen in total darkness. The cameras’ ability to perform such a function is enhanced still further by a 32x optical zoom capability.

Samsung Techwin’s design engineers have packed the SNP-6320RH with a long list of additional innovative features, among them auto tracking which enables trained CCTV operators to monitor the movement of people or vehicles while remaining hands-free to control other cameras.

Detail of Samsung Techwin's SNP-6320RH camera

Detail of Samsung Techwin’s SNP-6320RH camera

“The SNP-6320RH is an excellent example of how Samsung Techwin is working closely with installers, systems integrators, end users and business partners throughout Europe in order to understand and respond to changing users’ requirements,” said Tim Biddulph, product manager for Samsung Techwin Europe.

“As a result of this co-operation,” continued Biddulph, “we have provided the SNP-6320RH with a feature set which we believe meets the needs of customers who operate in challenging environments where high performance PTZ functionality is required.”

Image capture at ultra-fast frame rates

Samsung Techwin proprietary encoding technology enables the SNP-6320RH to capture images at an ultra-fast frame rate of 60 frames per second. This ensures that operators are able to view latency-free, sharp and clear images of moving objects.

Much thought has gone into the design of the SNP-6320RH to ensure these cameras deliver “superb quality images” even in the most difficult of environmental conditions. The models are weatherproofed to IP66 as well as being IK10 vandal resistant, and can withstand high temperature variations of -50°C to +55°C.

These cameras are equipped with a Defog feature which improves the clarity of images captured in poor weather conditions such as rain, smoke or fog. Also, Digital Image Stabilisation negates the effects of vibration if the SNP-6320RH should be installed in exposed locations.

The Open Platform WiseNetIII DSP chipset at the heart of the ONVIF-compliant SNP-6320 enables these cameras to play a key role in providing end users with a bespoke video surveillance solution.

The processing power of a WiseNetIII DSP chipset enables the cameras to run edge-based applications – such as ANPR, video analytics, facial recognition, people counting and perimeter protection solutions – which can be downloaded in a similar way to adding apps on a smart phone.

Most Open Platform cameras currently available can only run a single application, but the processing power of the WiseNetIII DSP chipset provides customers with the option to run multiple apps at the same time.

As is the case with all Samsung Techwin video surveillance solutions, the SNP-6320RH is offered with full support services from Samsung Techwin Europe, including a free system design service with full technical assistance and a three-year warranty.

*View the SNP-6320RH in action at: http://goo.gl/A1U1CG

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Momentum Recruitment works alongside SIA to support strategy drive on key transformation project

Momentum Recruitment is working alongside the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to support the Regulator’s recruitment strategy across a key transformation project.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is continually improving the services it delivers to the private security industry. As part of these improvements, the SIA is modernising its licensing systems and developing new streamlined processes for SIA licence applicants, licence holders and security businesses.

The SIA is working with Momentum Recruitment

The SIA is working with Momentum Recruitment

Those improved licensing services will be more flexible and introduce new online facilities.

Subsequently, via Momentum Security the Regulator is now interested in speaking to candidates for the following roles:

  • ICT Solution Architect
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Business Application Analyst
  • Junior Business Analyst

For a confidential discussion on any of the above roles contact Kelvyn Pearce on (telephone) 0208 246 4222 or via e-mail at: kelvynp@momentumsecurity.co.uk

Established as a security recruitment specialist, Momentum Recruitment (www.momentumrecruit.com) works in partnership with organisations across the security industry

The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. The SIA is an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary under the Terms and Conditions of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Its mission is to regulate the private security industry effectively, reduce criminality, raise standards and recognise quality service.

For further information visit: http://www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Norbain enhances security portfolio with all-new IP intercom range from CIE Group

Norbain has now introduced the 2N range of IP-based intercom systems developed by the CIE Group. The 2N Helios IP intercom range is well suited to a variety of applications ranging from offices through to public and commercial buildings.

The range is ideal for those instances where there’s a necessity to be able to integrate access control and CCTV systems. That’s because the 2N solution is capable of using open protocol SIP IP technology which allows integration with phone, mobile and telephony technology.

Anne Wesley, Norbain’s product marketing manager for access control, commented: “The 2N Helios range represents an ideal fit for our access control portfolio and allows us to offer customers a true IP door entry solution. The products have a great reputation and fully support our dedication to providing the most comprehensive IP offering in the marketplace.”

CIE Group’s sales director Steve Collin added: “The CIE Group is delighted to be working in partnership with Norbain to deliver the 2N range of IP-based intercom systems for the UK market. We have an award-winning team at CIE who will provide both pre- and post-sales support to Norbain and their customers to specify and implement the best IP-based intercom and door entry products for each specific project.”

Collin continued: “Our technical sales team will also be working with Norbain to design sophisticated architectural IP solutions using 2N’s feature-packed portfolio that boasts some of the industry’s leading integration technologies. This new partnership between the CIE Group, Norbain and 2N will ensure that both innovation and value are engineered into client projects and system solutions.”

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