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Vanderbilt’s bright blue access control solution wins prestigious Benchmark Innovation Award

Security systems developer Vanderbilt is celebrating after its bright blue access control system was recognised at the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2015. The bright blue solution received this prestigious accolade for its ability to provide an innovative, flexible and highly effective solution for delivering enhanced protection, security and business benefits.

Hosted by Risk UK’s sister publication Benchmark – a leading UK monthly journal dedicated to driving technology advancements in the security sector – the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2015 were judged by the magazine’s in-house testing team alongside a number of industry experts.

Entries were assessed on their ability to solve problems faced when designing and implementing a security solution and boost operational efficiency. Due to the level of technology development across the industry, competition was fierce and only those solutions that could offer the highest levels of innovation were successful.

bright blue is a powerful, cost-effective and easy-to-use intelligent access control system which has been specifically designed for most SME applications. Perfect for a diverse range of vertical sectors, any computer running a standard Internet browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari can be used to access, monitor and manage the system.

Vanderbilt's bright blue security solution has won a Benchmark Innovation Award

Vanderbilt’s bright blue security solution has won a Benchmark Innovation Award

In use, bright blue enables the management of up to 32 doors and 5,000 card holders without the need for a significant investment in special software. The controller is built on a Linux operating system, in turn ensuring that the system is stable and secure from external threats.

With “unrivalled” levels of user-friendliness, bright blue’s intuitive software means that no special training is required and the system can be up-and-running in a matter of minutes. It’s easy to add card holders, set up new doors and even assign personnel access to different doors based on their time schedules, security levels and job requirements.

Video may also be integrated and activated at every card swipe, allowing investigations to be performed with accuracy.

The system can be accessed at any time and anywhere and standardised reports generated. Back-up functionality ensures that data losses do not occur.

In the event of an emergency, an end user can initiate a full site lockdown via a credential or external push-button. bright blue also offers advanced features such as door monitoring and anti-passback. If an event does occur, an e-mail notification can be sent to an authorised user.

bright blue is already proving to be a popular solution within Vanderbilt’s portfolio. It has also been complemented by last year’s introduction of lite blue, an entry-level, 2-8 door access control system that uses the same Internet browser-based configuration as bright blue, offering SMEsa defined access control migration path.

“We’re delighted to have received this Benchmark Innovation Award and incredibly proud that our dedication to pushing the boundaries of technology has been recognised in this way,” commented Joe Grillo, managing director of Vanderbilt. “Since acquiring Security Products from Siemens in April this year, Vanderbilt has reinforced its position as a global leader in state-of-the-art security systems. We reinvest at least 10% of our annual revenue into new R&D programmes each year in order to further our growth and provide Best in Class solutions that offer tangible benefits to our customers and end users.”

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Intergrated Security Manufacturing shortlisted in Benchmark Innovation Awards 2015

Intergrated Security Manufacturing (ISM) – a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) technology – has been shortlisted in the Site Protection Software category of the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2015 for its Genesys V2 software platform. 

Genesys is a fully-integrated PSIM technology suitable for entry level applications that require the integration of up to two different hardware solutions through to very complex solutions. It allows multiple computer systems from different manufacturers to be incorporated into one holistic security system.

At its core, the technology enables every electronic security or fire safety device – from CCTV and intruder alarms to electronic locking and public address systems – to be monitored and controlled from one single platform. This not only brings greater control for end users with automatic escalation of selected alarm scenarios but also decreases operating costs against traditional security guarding.

Importantly, Genesys features Migrating 3+, a patented automatic failover technology that adds high levels of automatic configurable redundancy with control diffused across all PCs on a given network. This effective distribution scenario means that security is never compromised: if one PC fails then control is seamlessly migrated to another with no interruptions.

Stephen Smith of Intergrated Security Manufacturing

Stephen Smith of Intergrated Security Manufacturing

Genesys also provides the operator with a high resolution 2D or 3D image that affords an instant overview of onsite maps while all activity is recorded on a log such that detailed reports or audit trails can be created.

Stephen Smith, managing director of ISM, said that to be shortlisted is clear evidence for both existing and prospective customers that ISM is a true innovator in its field.

“Innovation is at the very core of our business,” explained Smith. “For Genesys to be shortlisted in the 2015 Benchmark Innovation Awards is testament to the many hours that we commit to driving the security sector forward.”

For this year’s awards, Benchmark will be collaborating with UBM – the organiser of IFSEC International – to present the Innovation Arena. As such, nominated companies like ISM will be invited to deliver a presentation of their product to an audience of installers, integrators, end users and other professionals currently seeking innovative security management solutions for their buildings.

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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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