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ONVIF joins IoT Panel discussion at TechSec Solutions 2017

ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that it will be presenting at TechSec Solutions 2017 (which runs on 27-28 February at the Delray Beach Marriott Hotel in Palm Beach County, Florida) as part of a Panel discussion on standards, Best Practice, cyber security and the Internet of Things.

Jonathan Lewit, chair of the ONVIF Communication Committee, will be speaking on behalf of ONVIF and is be one of four panellists discussing ‘The Future of IoT: Taming Security’s Wild West’. Other speakers include Neil Lakomiak of Underwriters’ Laboratories, Mitchell Klein of the Z-Wave Alliance and Jim Coleman of Operational Security Systems. The discussion is to be moderated by Paul Ragusa, Editor of Security Systems News.

“Standards are an essential part of the conversation when considering any scenario in which disparate elements must work together to provide actionable intelligence or automation, which the Internet of Things often seeks to do,” said Per Björkdahl, chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee. “Jonathan will bring an ONVIF perspective to the debate, shedding light on how standardisation and ONVIF specifications can build vital bridges between clients and devices and, indeed, between IP-based systems.”

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Lewit, who also serves as director of technology leadership for Pelco by Schneider-Electric, will touch on the array of connected devices and open platforms in the market that use common communication protocols to work together, including smart homes, buildings and cities.

The speakers will examine how standards, the establishment of Best Practice, interoperability, cyber security and other trends are helping to shape the future of the physical security industry.

Lewit will be speaking on Monday 27 February at 9.30 am. For more information visit: www.tecsechsolutions.com

 

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Qognify opens new corporate headquarters in New York

Qognify, the specialist in Big Data solutions for physical security and operations, has announced the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Pearl River, New York.

Located in the Blue Hill Plaza complex, the new expanded headquarters is home to corporate management functions and the regional sales team, enabling better support to customers and partners alike.

Just 20 miles outside of Manhattan, Pearl River in Rockland County is strategically located with convenient access to both New York and New Jersey. Customers and partners will be able to visualise Qognify’s state-of-the-art situation management platform Situator 8.0 with its Operational Intelligence CenterVisionHub, the new intelligent IP video surveillance and security management system, and Qognify’s next generation real-time video analytics solution Suspect Search.

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Blue Hill Plaza

The Blue Hill Plaza was designed with powerful redundancy to support critical organisations such as the once bustling NYNEX Stock Exchange. This was proven during Super Storm Sandy, as it was one of the few buildings in the area that didn’t lose its power supply. This makes it an ideal location to host customers and partners for demo and training purposes.

“With a close proximity to metropolitan New York and its airport network, our new location offers ideal access to customers and partners from the US and around the world,” explained Moti Shabtai, president of Qognify. “In this new location, we will have access to top talent to further grow our business in the Americas and also oversee the company’s global operation.”

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Genetec and MOBOTIX unveil details of new technology integration partnership

Genetec, a leading provider of open architecture, unified IP security solutions, and MOBOTIX (the German manufacturer of video surveillance devices) have announced a technology relationship in which both companies will work together on R&D, testing, business development and sales support for new and existing enterprise clients.

Both companies enjoy a global reputation for quality, reliability, first class customer support and expertise in delivering flexible security solutions.

Genetec’s Security Center unifies video management, access control, ANPR and communications management within a single intuitive platform. The new technology partnership will offer single and multi-site management for MOBOTIX edge devices, leading to greater efficiency for a higher level of security.

MOBOTIX enhances video for physical security applications, business operations, process monitoring and sustainability through reliable camera hardware, decentralised architecture and energy efficiency. The company’s solutions include both optical and thermal imaging sensors.

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Genetec and MOBOTIX have a footprint in more than 70 countries. Through this partnership, they’ll be able to offer customers from SMEs through to those managing enterprise multi-site deployments a flexible end-to-end IP video security solution.

“We’re happy to enter this technology partnership with Genetec as we recognise a natural synergy with the highly-scalable unified security platform that Security Center represents, as well as the catalogue of IP cameras and compression technology that MOBOTIX offers,” said Dr Tristan Haage, chief sales officer at MOBOTIX.

“With two recent 500-plus camera customer deployments in Europe and the Middle East, both companies are already realising the advantages of a highly-integrated hardware and software solution for enterprise deploymentsy,” added Hagge.

“As Genetec grows its presence in Germany, we realised the many symbiotic advantages we share with MOBOTIX,” observed Francis Lachance, director of product management at Genetec. “With MOBOTIX joining the Genetec ecosystem of technology partners, we’ll be able to offer the many differentiating features and capabilities MOBOTIX brings to the table, fully integrated with Security Center. It’s a win-win relationship.”

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Safetell announces preferred supplier agreement with Gunnebo

Safetell, the physical security and asset protection specialist, has announced a preferred supplier agreement with Gunnebo encompassing its range of ballistic, blast resistant, interlocking doors and partitions.

The products will complement Safetell’s existing range of ballistic, blast and attack-resistant products, ensuring they offer a broader range of solutions to meet the demands of specifiers who require a more diverse offering to keep up with the evolving threat posed by terrorists and criminals.

Safetell’s managing director Anton Pieterse commented: “Gunnebo has an excellent track record of producing robust deterrents that exceed customer expectations. Safetell looks to complement this with our existing range and project management prowess to deliver a one-stop shop for anyone looking to mitigate risk and operating cost.”

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Pieterse added: “We’re also excited by the addition of a new partitioning range which allows Safetell to meet the growing demands of blue chip multinationals looking to partition large open plan receptions and atriums; protecting their members of staff from the threat of criminal and terrorist attack.”

Safetell works with both end users and facilities management specialists as a single point of contact, supplying both security products and nationwide security equipment support services. These support services are provided through a nationwide network of directly employed service technicians and Help Desk staff, giving cost savings and complete control over service quality throughout the supply chain.

*For further information visit: www.safetell.co.uk

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ONVIF chairman to deliver presentation as part of IoT and standards-focused Memoori webinar

ONVIF, the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, is pleased to announce that Per Björkdahl, chairman of its Steering Committee, will be the featured presenter in the webinar Physical Security, IoT and Open Standards, which runs on 17 August at 4.00 pm BST. The webinar is hosted by Memoori, an independent market research company that studies the physical security, smart buildings and energy management markets.

The webinar will examine how the Internet of Things and cloud computing have already shaped the physical security industry, and will also cover the development of ONVIF’s profiles.

Cyber security from a physical security standards viewpoint will be considered, focusing on how open standards can help secure sensitive communications between devices. ONVIF’s cyber security strategies and future profile developments will also be discussed, and there’ll be a brief interactive Q&A session to close the hour-long presentation.

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“This webinar is for end users, integrators and anyone else who’s interested in how ONVIF can be a valuable tool in IoT and other deployments that require secure communications between multiple devices and clients,” explained Björkdahl.

*To register for the ONVIF webinar visit Memoori’s website. This free, live webinar is sponsored by Tridium

**Further information is also available on ONVIF’s website: www.onvif.org

ONVIF releases Profile Q for advanced security

ONVIF has just released Profile Q, the specification that features quick and easy discovery, set-up and configuration of conformant devices as well as advanced security features.

Profile Q offers out-of-the-box functionality for systems integrators and end users with an easy set-up mechanism and basic device level configuration, streamlining the set-up and connection of systems and devices.

Profile Q also supports Transport Layer Security (TLS), a secure communication protocol that allows ONVIF devices themselves to communicate with clients across a network in a way that protects against tampering and eavesdropping.

Until now, Profile Q has been in release candidate status in order to provide industry review and feedback prior to the final release.

“With the final release of Profile Q, integrators and end users can expect out-of-the-box interoperability between ONVIF conformant cameras and video management systems,” said Steven Dillingham, chairman of ONVIF’s Profile Q Working Group.

“Our development of this Profile is an indication of ONVIF’s response to the market’s request for a more streamlined set-up and deployment process.”

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Tyco Security Products unveils all-new Cyber Protection Programme

Tyco Security Products is introducing its Cyber Protection Programme, a multifaceted initiative designed to provide an holistic approach towards cyber security protection for physical security through each phase of the product development lifecycle.

The company has developed its cyber security expertise after many years of providing critical solutions for the US Government and other large multinational customers, and holds several industry-firsts, including FISMA-ready access control and video solutions.

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“Our Cyber Protection Programme was born from our unique and broad experience in complying with Government regulatory standards and meeting the highly complex needs of multinational deployments,” said Steve Carney, senior director for integration platforms at Tyco Security Products.

“Our deep understanding of these regulatory issues helps us to better partner with our customers to more effectively mitigate risks from hackers, activists or other malicious threats when it comes to their physical security systems.”

The Cyber Protection Programme is led by a team responsible for monitoring the product development process and authorising final product release to ensure compliance with secure development Best Practice. Some of these Best Practices include:

*Developing and maintaining the company’s security standards for product development

*Performing security evaluations and testing on devices, applications and systems

*Providing guidance to help end users configure systems to comply with standards

*Performing in-house and independent third party security testing of Tyco Security Products solutions

*Evaluating and developing responses to possible vulnerabilities potentially affecting Tyco Security Products’ solutions as they’re discovered

The Cyber Protection Programme has already been implemented across several product lines, including Software House, American Dynamics and Illustra, while the Cyber Protection team is managing the long-term strategy for embedding the same cyber safety mindset across other product lines within the Tyco Security Products portfolio.

*To learn more about the Cyber Protection Programme visit: www.tycosecurityproducts.com/cyberprotection.aspx

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Jacksons Fencing shortlisted for Data Centre Physical Security and Fire Suppression Product of the Year category at coveted DCS Awards

Jacksons Fencing (one of the UK’s leading designers, manufacturers and installers of security fencing and access control systems) has been shortlisted as a finalist in the hotly-contested Data Centre Physical Security and Fire Suppression Product of the Year category at this year’s DCS Awards.

The DCS Awards were created to acknowledge and reward product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the Data Centre arena. They recognise the achievements of solution vendors and their business partners alike and, in 2016, encompass a wider range of both facilities and IT categories than ever before.

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The product selected by the panel is the Trident Jakoustic 3, an LPS 1175-certified perimeter fence designed, developed and manufactured by Jacksons Fencing. It’s the only timber-based fencing system that combines certified security ratings with acoustic barrier properties, and was designed specifically for sensitive applications where privacy, a discrete appearance and maximum protection against unauthorised access by cutting through, burrowing under and scaling over is required.

What makes Trident Jakoustic 3 ideal for applications in and around Data Centres is that it offers up to a 28 dB reduction in noise entering or migrating from a site. This is an important factor for a business operating 24/7, 365 days a year where generators for UPS and HVAC play an integral part in site operations.

Peter Jackson, CEO of Jacksons Fencing, commented: “It’s great to be recognised in the DCS Awards. It’s proof that, even in the Internet of Things obsessed world of data security, there’s recognition of the fact that, if you cannot protect the perimeter and manage access, you leave your facility, its staff and assets vulnerable to attack.”

*To cast your vote for Jacksons Fencing visit: http://www.dcsawards.com/voting.php 

**Voting closes on Friday 22 April

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