Daily Archives: 18/03/2017

Innovation and Technology Award win for Evidence Talks

Evidence Talks, a dedicated specialist in the development and marketing of digital forensics techniques, has won the Innovation and Technology Award category at the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards 2017.

The winning submission for the company highlighted its pioneering SPEKTOR technology developed by CTO Andrew Sheldon, drawing attention to its role in digital triage, overt and covert forensic acquisition, forensic e-mail investigation and remote forensics.

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The latest development from the business has been the global launch of SPEKTOR Cascade Forensics and client-server architecture that combines the core SPEKTOR technology with policy-based automated processing logic designed to reduce the number of steps between seizure and review, reducing delays in procedures and speeding up the entire process.

Evidence Talks works with security, defence, law enforcement and corporate governance sector professionals around the world, helping to combat child exploitation and abuse, crime and fraud, people trafficking and cyber bullying.

Accepting the award on behalf of the company, CEO Elizabeth Sheldon (pictured above with Andrew Sheldon) said: “We’re delighted to have won this award against competition from the likes of Marshall Amplification and Lohmann Technologies, which are themselves world class organisations. It’s an honour to have won in the Innovation and Technology category.”

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Partnership between Cortech Developments and ACT affords end users optimised security solutions

Cortech Developments’ main software product, namely Datalog 5, now offers full integration with ACTpro Enterprise software designed by access control provider ACT.

The partnership between Cortech Developments and ACT will provide end users with an added value solution that optimises security across large estates incorporating multiple sites and buildings.

Commenting on the integration, Jason Blundell (head of sales at Cortech Developments) informed Risk UK: “The ACT collaboration demonstrates how interoperable systems mitigate risk, provide sustainable cost reduction, improve efficiency and deliver greater situational awareness.”

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ACT and Cortech Developments are achieving interoperability that provides cause and effect across an unusually wide range of building systems through data merging.

James McAlister of ACT added: “The alliance with Cortech Developments is another example of constituent parts of facility management coming together. We’re committed to wide-ranging data solutions, so working with a leading SMS provider was a logical step. ACT now offers a broader suite that can be used on complex and multiple sites.”

Both Cortech Developments and ACT operate across sectors including education, healthcare, retail, the utilities, transportation and Government with a particular focus on high-security environments and Critical National Infrastructure.

Cortech’s solutions are deployed in 27 countries, while ACT exports to over 40 nations.

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ASSA ABLOY Security Doors site in Lisburn accredited to ISO 14001

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has been awarded ISO 14001 accreditation at its Lisburn manufacturing plant in Northern Ireland. 

ISO 14001 is a framework for environmental management Best Practice designed to support organisations in minimising pollution, reducing their environmental footprint, conforming to legislation and developing their business in a sustainable manner.

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Stephen Crymble, Health and Safety environmental manager of ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, said: “We’re proud that our manufacturing site in Lisburn has been accredited to ISO 14001. The accreditation not only proves our environmental manufacturing credentials, but it also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to improve our performance in the years to come.”

Crymble added: “Clients and end users are becoming more aware of sustainability and the ways in which products are manufactured. This means the industry cannot afford to operate with a ‘business as usual’ mentality. Manufacturers simply must commit to improvements if they’re to compete in what’s becoming a more and more environmentally conscious business environment.”

Third party assessment will continue, while certification to ISO 14001 will be monitored at the manufacturing site to ensure compliance with the standard at all times.

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Hanwha Techwin announces enhanced warranty programme at Wisenet Conference

Over 200 delegates who attended the Hanwha Techwin Wisenet Conference held in Barcelona on Tuesday 14 March heard managing director Bob Hwang announce the introduction of enhanced warranty support for Hanwha Techwin STEP Partners.

With immediate effect, Silver, Gold and Diamond level STEP Partners will benefit from a new five-year warranty programme that covers parts and labour on all Hanwha Techwin IP cameras and NVRs, with the exception of zoom/focus functionality, pan/tilt motor assemblies, slip-rings and HDDs, which will remain at three years.

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Companies who participate in the STEP Partners Programme are able to take advantage of a wide range of benefits designed to help increase their share of the video solutions market. The advantages include regular sales discount, project pricing, marketing support, technical tools and free training. 

“Our Wisenet range of cameras and recording solutions have proven to be exceptionally reliable, and we’ve decided to reward the loyalty of our STEP Partners by providing them with an additional competitive edge in the form of improved warranty terms which they can offer their end user clients,” said Bob Hwang.

“This further demonstrates our confidence in the robustness of our products and is just one of many ways in which we’re striving to build a reputation for being a brand that can be entrusted to be the single source provider of high performance, end-to-end video surveillance solutions.”

While the five-year warranty is designed for Silver, Gold and Diamond level STEP Partners, everyone else can continue to profit from the existing three-year warranty terms.

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New Wisenet X Series

The new Wisenet X Series introduces 26 new cameras in 2 and 5 megapixel models with H.265 transmission. They’re ‘supercharged’ by the “most powerful chipset” ever incorporated into a full camera range.

At the Wisenet Conference, the Hanwha Techwin team demonstrated how the all-new architecture chipset built into Wisenet X cameras “delivers industry-leading video performance”. Delegates were shown how they and their clients can make good use of a long list of built-in camera features.

“We believe that, given their unrivalled image quality, efficient network transmission and enhanced user convenience, Wisenet X cameras define a new standard for IP network video surveillance products,” concluded Hwang. “Together with the recently-launched Wisenet P 4K range and feature-rich Wisenet Q cameras, the Wisenet X Series provides our customers and business partners with a formidable product line-up, allowing them to successfully compete for any video surveillance project.”

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Hikvision updates Certified Security Associate training programme

Hikvision UK and Ireland has announced an update to its popular Certified Security Associate (HCSA) training programme. Designed to educate security installers and systems integrators on the tools required to successfully install and commission a Hikvision solution for end users, the new courses contain additional content including Power over Coax and advances in IP technology.

Delegates attending the free of charge HCSA courses can also benefit from invaluable educational Workshops which will ensure successful system installations with the further benefit of reducing the amount of technical support required when on site thanks to education on the most common of technical queries.

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James Stevens, training manager at Hikvision UK and Ireland, commented “The popular and well-known HCSA courses have been refreshed to include the latest Hikvision products and most advanced technologies to ensure security installers and systems integrators across the UK and Ireland design, install and commission every Hikvision installation to the highest possible standard for end users. The courses also provide added peace of mind to those end users as they know they have a system which has been installed by one of our Certified Security Associates.”

Running twice a week at Hikvision’s state-of-the-art training facility in Stockley Park, West London, the HCSA courses are available to professional security installers and system integrators already working (or planning to work) with Hikvision products.

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