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Vista covers every angle with latest IP and analogue camera launches

Vista has just announced the newest additions to its VK2 and HDA ranges. The camera launches are supported by the introduction of the new ‘universal’ brackets which greatly simplify installation and were developed in line with ‘Voice of Customer’ feedback.

The collective aim of the cameras and brackets is to reduce installation time on site, (and therefore minimise cost). The use of the latest technology within the cameras and the intelligent product design means that “excellent quality images” can be produced and adjustments easily be made to meet future end user requirements.

The VK2 range has been developed with the customer very much in mind. The cameras are designed to reduce bandwidth and storage requirements along with minimising the time required on site for installing and adjusting the cameras.

Their ability to stream highly efficient H.265 video format, combined with Vista’s advanced Hi-Stream bandwidth reducing function, means that storage and bandwidth requirements can be up to 75% lower than that of an equivalent H.264 stream.

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The VK2 cameras are available in both 2 MP and 4 MP formats and produce “crisper images” compared to those achieved by general IP cameras. This is as a result of a user-definable minimum/maximum shutter speed, true Wide Dynamic Range and IR illumination.

The VK2L range has been designed for those end users who require high quality video images delivered at a cost-effective price. These cameras reduce bandwidth and storage requirements like their VK2 siblings and, due to a wide angle lens, minimise the number of cameras required on site.

The key benefits shared by the VK2 and VK2L camera ranges are as follows:

Compatible with all modern NVRs and VMS H.265/H.264 compression formats make for a flexible system

Reduced required levels of bandwidth and storage Significantly reduced when used in H.265 mode and as a result of Hi-Stream Region of Interest which adds greater compression to areas with no motion

Ensure a much crisper frozen image User-definable minimum/maximum shutter speed provides much clearer images than general IP cameras

The launch also includes an analogue offer. The newly-released HDA cameras are capable of providing Full-HD 1080p resolution in TVI HDA format over coax cabling and provide a very flexible solution. A wide range of features make them suitable for many internal and external applications as well as providing excellent quality images without the requirement of an IP knowledge base.

The HDA range makes for the perfect transition from analogue to IP and can be used in conjunction with existing analogue infrastructure.

All of the IP and analogue cameras included in the launch are perfect for use with the Vista Viper range of NVRs and DVRs. ONVIF compliance ensures that they can also be used on multiple manufacturers’ recording platforms if existing systems are in place.

Alongside the cameras, the introduction of a new selection of ‘universal’ brackets simplifies installation and the process of selecting the correct bracket.

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Vista adds new end user-focused features and functions to Viper family

Vista has added new features and functions to the Viper range of NVRs, DVRs and associated matrix controllers. The Viper family was launched back in July last year and Vista is continually working on developing the range in line with customer requirements and feedback to ensure that “the perfect solution” can be offered.

Although the range is under continuous development, the overall purpose of the Viper family is to provide a multi-format recording platform, allowing end users to pull together Viper HD analogue DVRs and Viper IP NVRs into a single, seamless system.

The Viper virtual matrix controller affords end users complete control of the system through the uniform and intuitive central management software. The flexible range gives end users the opportunity to upgrade their systems at their own pace, with Vista providing high quality service throughout the process.

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The latest addition to the range is Viper Remote, the App that allows operators to be in constant contact with their security system. The App provides alarm notifications straight to the user’s device, affords the ability to view live and recorded images remotely, offers various display options and also an intuitive navigation system.

Wide-ranging search options ensure that time is saved when reviewing footage and that important security events can be found with ease. The App also allows for the management of devices in the system providing the opportunity to add and remove devices whenever necessary from any remote location.

Vista has also been working to enhance the functionality of the H5 range of NVRs. The latest development is the de-warping function that allows 360 degree camera images to be seen in a more user-friendly, 180 degree view. This helps to improve the end user experience by making reviewing images as simple as possible.

In response to ‘Voice of Customer’ feedback and suggestions, Vista has been working on making the range compatible with Immix. This is another hugely beneficial function which is on its way.

Bob Forehand, Vista’s technical manager, explained to Risk UK: “The Viper family is an incredibly flexible range that allows end users to ‘mix-and-match’ Viper units, combining both IP and analogue systems. The flexibility of the range means that the solution can be developed over time, saving on upfront costs and accounting for the requirements of growing or developing systems. The addition of Viper Remote, Viper Central and the upcoming introduction of Immix make the already differentiated and comprehensive offering even more inviting.”

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Samsung Techwin Europe Limited set for name change to Hanwha Techwin Europe Limited

Samsung Techwin Europe Limited, the specialist in innovative video surveillance solutions, has announced that as of 1 April 2016, the company will be operating under the name Hanwha Techwin Europe Limited.  

“One year ago, we made the announcement that Samsung Techwin had become a part of the Hanwha Group,” said Bob Hwang PhD, president of Samsung Techwin Europe. “While our name is changing, the innovation, quality and reliability of our products will remain the same. The same is true for our factories, sales companies and channel partners which remain unchanged. Hanwha Techwin Europe will continue to offer the best in value and performance to the professional surveillance and security industry.”

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 Samsung branded solutions offered by Hanwha Techwin include a growing line of some of the industry’s most advanced WiseNetIII megapixel cameras, along with new additions to the popular WiseNet Lite line.

The company’s introduction of WiseNet HD+ (Analogue High Definition) cameras and DVRs enables those end users with analogue infrastructures to enter the HD arena.

Hanwha Techwin Europe Limited, a division of Hanwha Techwin, is a leading supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions for IP video, analogue and hybrid systems.

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Building on the company’s history of innovation, Hanwha Techwin Europe Limited is dedicated to providing solutions with the highest levels of performance, reliability and cost-efficiency for professional security applications, such as continuing development in advanced edge devices and video analytics.

*For more information visit: www.samsung-security.eu

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COP Security receives Dahua’s UK Distributor of the Year Award for 2015

COP Security, the professional trade-only CCTV security products distributor, has been awarded Dahua Technology’s prestigious UK Distributor of the Year Award 2015. 

Dahua Technology has built a strong presence within the global security market, building an enviable 5.6% share ahead of Axis, Samsung, Bosch and other premium brand manufacturers.

Awarded for the first time in the UK, Dahua has presented COP Security with its Distributor of the Year Award in recognition of the distribution company’s sterling performance as a key Dahua partner in the UK region.

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Presented to COP Security by Denny Wang, Dahua’s country manager for the UK and Ireland, for all aspects of product delivery, the award acknowledges COP Security’s position as the UK’s leading Dahua distributor and a firm commitment to promoting Dahua’s portfolio of professional quality IP, 4K and HDCVI products to the UK market.

“We’re delighted and thrilled to have won such high praise from Dahua,” said James Bentley, product manager at COP Security. “Our 20 years of trading experience and expertise has provided a sound foundation to enable us to help our customers capitalise on the installation cost and performance benefits to be gained by using Dahua products. The whole customer support team at COP, from sales through to technical support and logistics works hard to make sure we consistently provide first class service and unrivalled ‘peace of mind’ care for all of our customers.”

*Details of the full range of Dahua surveillance products available through COP Security, including 4K NVRs and cameras and HDCVI Tribrid DVRs and cameras can be found in the latest COP Security catalogue, available on request or to download as a PDF via www.cop-eu.com

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End users urged to “energise” CCTV solutions with Xeno’s new Nitro range

Xeno has announced that it can now offer customers full HD resolution over standard RG59 coax at ranges of 300 metres thanks to the company’s new Nitro range of cameras and DVRs.

The range brings “superb” 1080P image quality to the end user at an “extremely cost-effective” price point. Available options include eyeball, bullet and vandal-resistant dome cameras, as well as 4, 8 and 16-channel DVRs.

In order to allow integrators a seamless transition to the Nitro range, the DVRs operate in exactly the same way as the XDR960 range with no additional training required.

The same Central Management Software can be used to connect to these and also the range of Xeno IP NVRS. The Nitro range affords integrators “the perfect opportunity” to upgrade their existing analogue customers to Full HD resolution.

Xeno product manager Bob Forehand told Risk UK: “Nitro allows integrators to offer their customers the advantages of Full HD resolution, but without the complexity of IP networking. In addition, they can use any existing coax cabling. thereby keeping costs to a minimum and simplifying the overall upgrade process.”

Forehand went on to comment: “As these cameras are dual format AHD and 960H, integrators only need to stock one type of camera to be able to service both old and new installations. This is an extremely exciting development in the analogue world and offers end users a cost-effective upgrade path to Full HD.”

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Lukasz Pitera appointed to head up UK internal sales at IDIS Europe

IDIS has announced the appointment of Lukasz Pitera to the role of head of UK internal sales based out of the company’s European headquarters in Brentford, London.

IDIS is a global security company that designs, develops, manufactures and delivers surveillance solutions for end users operating in a wide range of commercial and public sector markets.

Headquartered in Korea and operating across 35 countries in tandem with its strategic partners, IDIS is a leading DVR manufacturer with an annual turnover of $314 million and more than 2.1 million installations worldwide to date.

The company’s next generation DirectIP surveillance solutions meet the needs of an increasingly demanding security landscape to protect people, property and assets through the deployment of flexible and cost-effective technology coupled with “unrivalled performance, quality and functionality”.

Lukasz Pitera: joining the team at IDIS Europe

Lukasz Pitera: joining the team at IDIS Europe

Lukasz joins IDIS Europe in the UK to lead the internal sales team and focus on the development of new and existing customers across. Working closely with systems integrators and distributors alike, he now assumes responsibility for matching the DirectIP line-up directly with specific project and end user customer requirements.

Lukasz will also be instrumental in implementing robust internal sales procedures to ensure exceptional customer service following a significant growth period for the business.

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“I’m thrilled to welcome Lukasz on board,” enthused Jamie Barnfield, senior sales manager at IDIS Europe. “He’s already proving to be a great asset to the sales team and will play an integral role in developing and supporting our expanding customer base.”

Barnfield added: “We’re focused on continuing investment in our infrastructure to ensure that we maintain outstanding levels of technical and sales service.”

Speaking about his appointment, Lukasz Pitera told Risk UK: “The DirectIP line-up is underpinned by a commitment to continuous innovation. That makes it a great fit when it comes to meeting the demand for simple-to-install, Full HD and network surveillance that combines high performance with a low cost of ownership.”

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Samsung Techwin increases flexibility of iPolis Mobile app

The iPolis Mobile for Android and Apple iOS devices has been upgraded and can now support playback directly from SD cards inserted within Samsung Techwin cameras.

The added flexibility offered by this enhancement to the iPolis Mobile app is likely to be of particular interest to those end users who wish to remotely retrieve recorded video of specific incidents captured by a small number of cameras installed in their working environment as it negates the need for a DVR or NVR to record and store the video.

The Samsung Techwin iPolis Mobile app is now available for end users

The Samsung Techwin iPolis Mobile app is now available for end users

The free iPolis Mobile app can be downloaded from the Android Play store and iTunes and can be set up in less than a minute, after which users are able to view streamed video from their selected camera via a wireless or 3G network.

Key features include auto detection for adding new devices and ‘Event’ search to provide easy access to recorded video.

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