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Bosch Security Systems introduces AVIOTEC video-based fire detection

Bosch Security Systems has introduced AVIOTEC, a new solution for reliable and early fire detection in challenging environments.

Building upon proven Bosch camera technology and Bosch’s Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA), video-based fire detection can supplement state-of-the-art fire detection technologies and enables the early detection of smoke and flames in environments where these cannot offer satisfactory reaction times (such as buildings with high ceilings or dusty and humid areas).

AVIOTEC can also secure environments where no other solutions exist, for example saw mills or paper factories, hangars or extremely large monitoring areas.

Detect fire at the source

Using intelligent algorithms in surveillance cameras, AVIOTEC can identify smoke and flames as soon as they come into the range of the camera instead of having to wait for smoke to migrate to state-of-the-art smoke detectors.

By detecting fires at the source rather than the ceiling, cameras can issue an alarm within seconds while for point detectors it can take minutes to detect an alarm condition.

AVIOTEC is based on intelligent algorithms to distinguish between real fires and disturbance values like reflections, movements or backlights. This guarantees a very reliable detection with almost no false alarms.

AVIOTEC offers proven detection reliability in all test fires (TF1 through TF8) as specified in EN54.

The video-based fire detection system AVIOTEC scales well from a single camera to a networked system of distributed cameras with a central console and management system. Using Bosch’s Dynamic Transcoding technology, it can relay alarms to an existing fire alarm panel or transmit them via Ethernet to a monitoring centre or even a mobile device like an iPad. Receiving HD quality video images in real-time gives the firefighters a good understanding of the current situation even before they arrive on the scene.

Combining safety and security

Cameras are easy to install and require very little maintenance in contrast to state-of-the-art smoke and flame detectors.

The use of PoE cameras (Power over Ethernet) can eliminate the need for individual power supplies and power cables, making AVIOTEC even more cost efficient.

AVIOTEC can also be used for very small and distributed facilities such as power stations and signal boxes where the benefit does not justify the installation of fire panels.

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Exhibitors set to showcase innovative surveillance solutions at BSIA’s CCTV seminar

A number of companies involved in the design, installation and operation of CCTV systems will be exhibiting as part of a sold-out seminar in London this week.

Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the event will take place at London’s Emmanuel Centre on Marsham Street – close to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey – on Thursday 12 November. The seminar will cover a variety of interesting topics including the latest changes in surveillance legislation and technology, while also exploring recent developments in the CCTV sector.

Running alongside the seminar, the exhibition will give delegates the opportunity to ‘get hands-on’ with some of the most innovative products in the industry.

Exhibitors that will be showcasing their products on the day include:

ATEC Security

ATEC Security is a specialist security systems integrator and winner of multiple Security Excellence Awards.

The ATEC Difference is about creating value not only through security innovation, but also by ensuring security projects deliver financial, operational, staff and business intelligence benefits.

ATEC takes the time to understand your issues, your operating environment and your business and then delivers reliable integrated solutions and support built around your operational requirements.

The company achieves “unparalleled quality” through meticulous design, comprehensive documentation and rigorous project management, with processes built around UK Home Office Best Practice advice.

Customers include security professionals at London City Airport, the City of Westminster and First Capital Connect.

Find out more by visiting www.atec-security.co.uk

Dedicated Micros

Dedicated Micros will be showcasing its latest cost-effective HD IP and analogue product ranges. Based on a ‘unique’ architecture, these solutions provide greater reliability, connectivity, interaction and performance across a seamless operating system.

For more information visit www.dedicatedmicros.com

Bosch Security Systems

Bosch Security Systems will be showcasing some of its latest in-camera technologies.

Starlight technology offers a new quality standard in round-the-clock video surveillance. Regardless of lighting conditions, time of day or object movement, cameras deliver “incredible levels of detail”.

Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) assists by alerting you as to when pre-defined alarms are triggered, By smartly combining up to 8 IVA rules, complex tasks are made easy and false alarms reduced.

Content-Based Imaging Technology (CBIT) offers three main features: Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction, Intelligent Auto Exposure and Intelligent Tracking. The first of these intelligently distinguishes between noise and relevant information, such as movement. This reduces bitrate by up to 50%.

Find out more by visiting http://uk.boschsecurity.com

National Security Inspectorate

The NSI is the certification body for the UK’s leading providers of security and fire safety services.

Over 1,800 organisations commit to rigorous and regular checks by NSI’s national network of qualified auditors who carry out something in the region of 4,000 audits per year, verifying compliance with relevant British Standards and industry Codes of Practice.

Buyers who choose to contract NSI-approved companies can be assured of security and fire safety services delivered to the highest standards by businesses committed to excellence.

For more information visit www.nsi.org.uk

Observant Innovations

Observant’s PATROL Camera System is a vehicle-mounted 360o panoramic video camera. PATROL enables the visual documentation of everything occurring in the vicinity of a patrol or tasking, ensuring that nothing is missed.

The system captures all information in all directions, all of the time and has been built to withstand tough environmental and usage conditions.

Featuring 360° panoramic imagery, hi-res 14 Megapixel video and stills imagery as well as a rugged IP67 form factor, the PATROL Camera System provides a number of benefits including public reassurance, greater impartiality and improved dispute resolution.

Find out more by visiting www.observant-innovations.com

Also exhibiting will be Dallmeier Electronic UK and Thorn Security.

*For more information about the event, or to register for a delegate place, please visit www.bsia.co.uk/events.aspx

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Digital Barriers to showcase SafeZone-edge embedded video analytics at IFSEC International 2014

Digital Barriers will showcase SafeZone-edge, the company’s edge-embedded intrusion detection application, at IFSEC International 2014. By combining outstanding detection reliability with affordability and simplicity, SafeZone-edge offers a genuine alternative to costly and complex server-based intelligent video analysis (IVA) as well as lower cost but unreliable video motion detection (VMD).

With organisations typically facing an underwhelming choice when selecting between video-based intrusion detection systems, SafeZone-edge was designed to specifically address the limitations and compromises of conventional solutions.

This started with streamlining the efforts of the installer and operator by replacing the complex and time-consuming manual calibration of cameras with a fully-automated set-up procedure. This even includes a unique function that allows multiple cameras to be calibrated in a single step, in turn saving time and offering greater flexibility to installers in their deployments of cameras and analytics at site.

Dave Oliver, director UK enterprise account sales at Digital Barriers, said: “SafeZone-edge was designed with a ruthless focus on simplicity, refining the product to concentrate on the key features and outcomes that are valued most – practical configuration of the system and reliable detection of intruders.”

Digital Barriers will showcase SafeZone-edge, the company’s edge-embedded intrusion detection application, at IFSEC International 2014

Digital Barriers will showcase SafeZone-edge, the company’s edge-embedded intrusion detection application, at IFSEC International 2014

Oliver continued: “A default intrusion detection zone and user-defined scenarios cover typical perimeter security and sterile zone monitoring operations, while set-up is streamlined by using a simple scene walkthrough to provide the reference data for automatic calibration of each camera. An advanced analytical engine with automated scene learning enables SafeZone-edge to detect reliably in even the most difficult environments, including adverse weather and variable illumination, as well as adapt to seasonal changes and day/night operation.”

Accreditation from the i-LIDS® scheme

Despite this focus on simplicity and ultra-efficient edge-based processing, detection performance remains uncompromising. SafeZone-edge is one of the very few truly edge-based applications to achieve the highest possible accreditation under the internationally recognised UK Home Office i-LIDS® evaluation scheme.

SafeZone-edge is certified as an i-LIDS® approved primary detection system for operational alert use in sterile zone monitoring applications, as well as being an i-LIDS® approved event-based recording system for sterile zone monitoring applications.

Dave Oliver added: “SafeZone-edge uses an analytical engine that actually derives from a sophisticated server-based solution, with extensive re-engineering and code optimisation to create an edge-embedded application that runs directly on cameras and encoders. This effort was aided by the decision to develop the initial SafeZone-edge product on the world-leading ACAP open camera application platform from Axis Communications.”

SafeZone-edge is certified as an i-LIDS® approved primary detection system for operational alert use in sterile zone monitoring applications

SafeZone-edge is certified as an i-LIDS® approved primary detection system for operational alert use in sterile zone monitoring applications

IFSEC International 2014 will feature the latest release of SafeZone-edge, with the innovative multi-camera automated set-up feature, enhanced object tracking, expanded thermal camera compatibility and the option to define multiple scenarios and alarm events on each camera.

SafeZone-edge is available through leading value added resellers and distributors, with an affordable and simple pricing approach. It’s already presenting system integrators, installers and consultants with a compelling case to re-evaluate their use of IVA and VMD for major projects as well as smaller site installations.

In one of the earliest trials, SafeZone-edge reduced the false alarm count at one site from an operationally unviable 10,000-plus per week to just one without any loss of detection sensitivity.
SafeZone-edge has launched on ACAP from Axis, the world’s leading network camera manufacturer.

Daren Lang, business development manager for Northern Europe at Axis, explained: “SafeZone-edge is a very exciting solution and a class-leading intrusion detection package that provides Axis camera users with a compelling argument for embedding video analytics at the edge of the network. This is a great working example of how the Axis Camera Application Platform is evolving. In this case, Digital Barriers is using Axis cameras as the platform to deliver a solution that’s not only very cost-effective but also provides levels of accuracy and robustness usually only associated with server-based applications.”

Further detail on IFSEC International 2014

At IFSEC International 2014, Digital Barriers will be exhibiting with Axis Communications on Stand E1000.

Digital Barriers will also be featuring its RDC intelligent ground sensors and TVI wireless video and alarm distribution platform. These innovative capabilities provide organisations – and particularly those in the CNI domain – with greater flexibility in their security and surveillance operations.

For more information on SafeZone-edge visit: http://www.digitalbarriers.com/safezone

IFSEC International 2014 takes place at ExCeL London from 17-19 June. Register as a visitor for free at: http://www.ifsec.co.uk

Delegates can see a live demonstration of SafeZone-edge on the Axis Stand (E1000)

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