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OPTEX showcases high security intrusion detection solutions at Security Essen

Next month, the OPTEX EMEA team will be showcasing its range of intrusion detection and perimeter protection sensors on Stand 5B48 in Hall 5 at Security Essen 2018.

The global sensor manufacturer’s stand will include a broad range of applications for its intelligent intrusion sensors and demonstrate how they can further enhance the overall effectiveness and reliability of CCTV and integrated security systems.

OPTEX will be showcasing its multi-layered intrusion detection capabilities for commercial premises and critical infrastructure sites. The company will demonstrate, for example, how a fenced perimeter can be protected using fibre optic sensors from a group company, FiberSensys. Alternatively, ‘virtual’ perimeter walls can be generated by using its REDSCAN laser-scan detectors. The newly-launched RLS-3060SH Version 8 enables detection up to 100 metres in vertical mode.

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To protect the approaches to a building, OPTEX will be demonstrating both its long-range motion sensors. The SIP Series sensors are capable of detecting objects within an area of 100×4 metres or 50×30 metres and provide three independent zones to drive cameras positions. The new version of the RLS-3060 LiDAR has more application-specific modes. There’s now an extended range for a pre-warning zone beyond a 30-metre radius up to 50 metres.

For asset protection, and particularly to protect high-value or potentially hazardous items, the high resolution REDSCAN RLS-2020 can create a virtual shield that will detect something as small as a child’s hand.

“Since the opening of our German office last September, opportunities within the region have been increasing and we look forward to exhibiting at Essen and meeting our customers to discuss potential projects,” observed Masaya Kida, managing director of OPTEX EMEA. “The wider European team will be on the stand, including the sales teams from the Benelux region and Eastern Europe as well as the Nordics. Our EMEA product, technical and marketing managers will also be there.”

Kida added: “Our sensors are part of an overall security solution. We hope to show visitors how our different sensing technologies can be used for a variety of applications. Some sensors, such as our LiDAR products – the REDSCAN series, are highly versatile and reliable, even in the most challenging of outdoor conditions.”

As a business, OPTEX continues to go from strength to strength in Europe as its sensors become integrated with an increasing number of VMS platforms, including Genetec. OPTEX will also be exhibiting on Genetec’s Stand (5G30 in Hall 5).

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Honeywell’s R600 Digital Video Manager helps improve operator efficiencies and mitigate business risk

Honeywell has announced enhancements to Honeywell Digital Video Manager (DVM). The latest release, DVM R600, will enable organisations to more efficiently manage their security system with enhanced mobile capabilities and voice command as well as mitigate business risk via support for current IT platforms.

Major updates to DVM include enhanced system access and usability which are designed to improve operator efficiency and reaction time. Security personnel can now access HD, full-frame-rate video on a mobile device, for example, enabling continuous monitoring from almost any location.

Operators can also control DVM using voice commands to more easily manage multiple video feeds and request near-real-time system updates.

“Every second is important to an organisation when an incident occurs and security staff must take immediate action if there is a threat,” said John Rajchert, president of Honeywell Building Solutions. “The latest update to DVM helps operators quickly identify and react to an issue to help mitigate the impact to safety and business continuity, no matter if they are in front of a central workstation or on the opposite side of a campus.”

Honeywell's DVM R600 for end users in operation

Honeywell’s DVM R600 for end users in operation

Along with an improved user experience, DVM R600 promotes IT integration and compliance with support for current Microsoft operating systems and databases including Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 11 and SQL Server 2014.

Windows Server 2003 is not recommended because security systems running on the platform could be vulnerable to breaches since it’s no longer supported by Microsoft, as reported, and will not receive further updates.

In addition, DVM R600 allows customers to deploy and intelligently group multiple back-up servers to boost system robustness. This helps protect surveillance systems from failures.

Further detail on DVM upgrades

Other DVM upgrades focus on:

Speeding data collection

Security operators can export footage from multiple camera feeds in unison to streamline incident response and workflow, and quickly collect and archive forensic data in the event of an incident.

Reducing storage requirements

Dynamic recording enables the system to capture critical video under higher frame rates while collecting less important footage at lower frame rates, in turn trimming storage requirements and costs by up to 40%.

“Our surveillance system has always been robust, using hundreds of cameras throughout both our facilities to promote visitor safety and security,” said Tom Owen, operations manager for Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions which manages the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia.

“However, the IT infrastructure required large storage capacity and as many as 15 standalone PC servers. We have cut our costs significantly with DVM R600 by using the system’s single-server virtual machine environment and intelligent redundancy of storage, processing and memory. The new architecture has also helped to lower life-cycle and maintenance costs.”

DVM is a component of Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI), an award-winning building management system that ties all aspects of a security solution together, including video surveillance, access control and intrusion detection.

EBI also integrates comfort, life safety, energy and other core facility controls, providing users with a single point of access to the essential information and resources needed to monitor, manage and protect a facility, campus or multi-site operation.

As a result, security operators enjoy optimised visibility and intelligence and have the ability to deploy their staff and resources more efficiently and effectively.

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Honeywell announces enhanced Pro-Watch Security Management System

The Pro-Watch® 4.1 Platform Adds Support for SALTO® Disconnected Readers and Mercury Security™ Standard Protocol Control Panels.

The latest version of the Pro-Watch Security Management System expands the added value services integrators can provide to their customers.

The Pro-Watch® 4.1 Security Management System adds support for SALTO® disconnected readers and Mercury Security™ control panels. These enhancements provide users with more options to extend access control to large and remote facilities.

“It’s not uncommon for organisations to have access control, video surveillance and intrusion systems from separate manufacturers,” said Luisa Aymet, product manager (EMEA) at Honeywell Security Group.

“Organisations are purchasing and expanding their security infrastructure as their business needs change. The Pro-Watch platform provides users a seamless way to connect their disparate security systems onto a single management system. Organisations have the flexibility to use or upgrade their existing security systems, and also expand those systems as their business grows.”

Solutions delivery at large and remote facilities

The integration of SALTO disconnected readers to the Pro-Watch platform expands the added value services integrators can deliver to their customers at large and remote facilities, such as healthcare and higher education institutions that typically have multiple buildings.

The addition of disconnected readers from SALTO to the Pro-Watch platform also complements the recent addition of wireless readers from IR Schlage®. These solutions extend electronic access control to areas that were previously cost prohibitive to reach, and give users access to the platform’s advanced reporting functions.

Pro-Watch 4.1 also adds support for Mercury Security’s standard protocol control panels. The addition gives integrators an easy path to migrate customers using third party access control solutions, supported by Mercury Security control panels, to the Pro-Watch platform.

Organsations have the option to keep or upgrade their existing access control hardware to Honeywell components, including readers and access cards. It’s a significant benefit for organisations connecting multiple sites or hundreds of doors to the platform because it reduces the cost and complexity of connecting disparate security systems to the Pro-Watch platform.

Users also gain access to the system’s advanced badging and reporting functions to pull real-time dynamic reports.

Availability in four editions

The Pro-Watch platform is available in four editions. These are as follows:

• Pro-Watch Enterprise Edition designed for global enterprises with multiple locations and security systems to manage
• Pro-Watch Corporate Edition is ideal for large organisations and campuses
• Pro-Watch Professional Edition provides complete functionality for organisations with up to 64 doors or requiring regulatory compliance
• Pro-Watch Lite Edition offers basic functionality for organisations with up to 32 doors, as well as Rapid Eye™ video technology

For more information on Pro-Watch visit: http://www.honeywellintegrated.eu

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