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City of Izmir selects Samsung’s cameras to support Full Adaptive Traffic Management system

Izmir, the third most populous city in Turkey with a population in the region of 2.9 million, has deployed Samsung cameras in support of its Full Adaptive Traffic Management system which provides real-time integrated traffic management as a means of reducing  traffic jams and increasing road safety.

The Samsung SNP-6320H Full HD 32 x optical zoom PTZ speed domes installed at key locations throughout the city are providing HD images in support of field devices such as detectors, signal transmitters, traffic signals and control devices.

Collectively, they provide the ability to measure the volume of traffic at crossroads and enable signal times to be adjusted in real-time in order to minimise traffic congestion.

The SNP-6320H models boast an auto-tracking feature, are weatherproof and have heaters powered by PoE+ to withstand extremely low temperatures, as well as a Digital Image Stabilisation feature which negates the effects of vibration.

Images captured by the SNP-6320H models are recorded to Samsung’s SRN-4000 64-channel NVRs. These are able to simultaneously record and multi-stream the transmission of images at a high bandwidth speed of 400 Mbps and have a large on-board storage capacity via 12 hot-swappable internal hard drives. Power reliability is enhanced by way of a dual power supply.

Camera images are transmitted to a dedicated Control Room. They can also be viewed by the general public via TV, the Internet and social media channels.

The Samsung SNP-6320H speed domes are also helping the city of Izmir to monitor the movement of public transport and Emergency Services vehicles. In total,1,500 buses as well as 100 ambulances and 164 fire trucks will wirelessly communicate with signalised crossroads and their movements monitored with the help of the speed domes as part of a traffic priority system.

The Full Adaptive Traffic Management system has been implemented by EDS Elektronik (a Samsung distributor)in collaboration with systems integrator Mavi Güvenlik.

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Topsgrup ranked India’s most trusted security services brand

Topsgrup has been ranked as India’s most trusted security services brand in The Brand Trust Report ‘India: Study 2014’ covering 20,000 brands across 16 cities.

Topsgrup is India’s largest security group employing more than 93,000 trained and highly motivated employees around the world.

For its part, The Brand Trust Report is an annual study carried out in 16 cities around the country, researching the trust, attitudes and preferences that consumers place on more than 20,000 brands and publishing the most trusted ones on a Brand Trust Index.

This year’s study, which involved participants between the ages of 21 and 50, has listed South Korean electronics giant Samsung as ‘India’s most trusted brand’, followed closely by Sony and Tata at second and third place respectively.

In last year’s report, these three brands had ranked second, third and fifth.

Dr Richie Nanda, the global chairman of Topsgrup and The Shield Group (the UK’s ninth largest business security company), commented: “We’re delighted with this news. It truly reflects our commitment to our customers and other stakeholders. Special credit must go to the team as they are amazing ambassadors who put a truly personal touch to the services we provide and the customers who completely place their trust and security in our hands. This ranking brings great pride to Topsgrup, and also brings a lot of responsibility. We always endeavour to uphold the trust and loyalty that our clients put into our products and services.”

Richie Nanda (left) with John Roddy, CEO of The Shield Group

Richie Nanda (left) with John Roddy, CEO of The Shield Group

Ramesh Iyer, CEO and vice-chairman of Topsgrup, added: “Kudos to ‘Team Topsgrup’. This accolade could not have been achieved without the joint efforts of all our employees. Our vision remains to become the most respected security brand in the world, and this announcement further endorses our commitment to achieving this aim. We’re particularly pleased to be recognised by such a leading national survey, and even more so to see that we’re highly regarded by clients. We look forward to the next 12 months with optimism to build on this success and continue serving our clients with the same professionalism and support that only Topsgrup can provide.”

Details of The Brand Trust Report

According to The Brand Trust Report, this year’s research sample consisted of 2,500 consumer-influencers and 15,000 hours of fieldwork.

The study generated close to five million data points across 20,000 brands. The top 1,200 brands have been listed in this year’s report. These brands have been classified into 284 different categories (there were 213 categories in 2013).

Considered one of the most respected brands in the security solutions space, Topsgrup is acknowledged by the business fraternity, the federal and state Government and even industry peers as pioneers of the security industry business in India.

The company’s 100% acquisition of The Shield Group (a British security firm) back in 2012 – coupled with some of its strategic acquisitions in India as well as innovative solutions and services – has established it as an emerging global security group.

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Home Office: ‘Online advice service launched to thwart mobile phone thieves’

A new online advice service to help people protect their mobile phone handsets from thieves has gone live today. The advice has been published on Police.uk with the support of major phone manufacturers Apple, Blackberry, LG, Samsung, Sony, Nokia and Windows Phones.

The service encourages members of the public to make more use of their phone’s security features, including innovations such as tracking, wiping data from or locking stolen handsets remotely using another Internet-enabled device.

The service also provides links to information on each manufacturer’s security features, including how to switch them on.

There are tips on avoiding mobile phone theft in the first place, such as taking extra care to keep handsets secure in busy locations and never leaving a mobile phone unattended.

Mobile phones are an attractive target for thieves. Handsets can be sold for hundreds of pounds overseas, where the newest models are not yet available

Mobile phones are an attractive target for thieves. Handsets can be sold for hundreds of pounds overseas, where the newest models are not yet available

Statistics on mobile phone theft

In 2012-2013 there were 742,000 victims of mobile phone theft in England and Wales. Sixteen to 24-year-olds are the most likely age group to be the target of ‘theft from the person’ offences.

Crime prevention minister Norman Baker has held a series of meetings with leaders in the mobile phone manufacturing industry to discuss what more can be done to tackle mobile phone theft.

“Crime is down more than 10% but theft from the person has gone up, bucking the overall trend,” explained Baker. “It’s clear much of this is generated by the theft of mobile phones, iPads and the like. I have challenged the industry to do more to make such thefts unattractive, for example by making it easier to immobilise stolen devices. I’m pleased to see that we are now making progress.”

Baker continued: “One part of this is the online advice service which is a vital new tool that will help people protect their handsets and make would-be thieves think twice. Mobile phone technology is changing all the time and we need innovative solutions to ensure we stay ahead of criminals.”

Leader in responding to mobile phone crime

The UK is a world leader in responding to mobile phone crime, with the industry and the police already working together to block stolen phones within 48 hours – stopping them being re-used in this country and making them less valuable.

Mobile phones are an attractive target for thieves. Handsets can be sold for hundreds of pounds overseas, where the newest models are not yet available.

Latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales showed 40% of thefts from the person involve a mobile phone.

The latest quarterly police recorded crime statistics were published in January, and cover the three months to the end of September 2013. They show ‘theft from the person offences’ are up by 7% and a rise in shoplifting offences of 4%.

The Government has started publishing street-level information on ‘theft from the person’ on crime maps so that Police and Crime Commissioners and the public can hold their local force to account.

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Samsung devices gain approval for use by UK Government

The UK Government has published guidance on using Samsung smartphones and tablets for use in the wider UK public sector.

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd today announced UK Government security guidance for selected Samsung Android smartphones and tablets.

CESG has issued Platform Security Guidance for Samsung Android as part of the Cabinet Office End User Devices Program.

Limitless possibilities for end users

Through the introduction of an extensive set of differentiated security and feature enhancements, Samsung Android smartphones and tablets provide limitless possibilities for end users while at the same time lowering costs and increasing security and manageability for IT administrators.

Samsung mobile devices running Android 4.2.2 or later offer the ability to fulfill UK Government requirements at information security classification level: OFFICIAL.

Samsung extends comprehensive Samsung Enterprise APIs to IT Admins including controls for data-at-rest and data-in-transit together with policy controls to configure devices such that they’ll be compliant with the security posture in IT environments.

Young Lee, executive vice-president of Europe for the company’s telecommunications operation, commented: “Samsung is delighted that CESG has recognised the commitment of Samsung Android as meeting the strict requirements mandated by UK public sector use.”

About the Samsung Android Platform

Samsung has built a comprehensive approach to making Android devices secure and manageable.

Samsung Enterprise APIs are a way to standardise the OS across multiple software versions and products.

Compatible devices running Samsung Android 4.2.2 or later offer the full range of enterprise-ready features and capabilities with support for over 397 IT Policies. This includes on-device AES-256 bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync™ and support for industry-leading Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions.

For more information visit: http://www.samsung.com/enterprise

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Home Office: “Joint action to tackle mobile phone theft”

A Home Office Summit aimed at tackling the growing number of mobile phone thefts has stepped up its work to look at how security features might be used to make handsets less attractive to thieves.

A new online advice service is among options being considered by the Home Office, all the while working with the industry in a bid to tackle mobile phone theft.

The move comes after crime prevention minister Norman Baker met representatives from mobile phone industry leaders including Samsung, Google, Apple, Nokia and BlackBerry to consider new action against the growing problem.

The Government agreed to look at ways in which to support industry efforts, including encouraging the public to make more use of phone security features. This includes looking into launching an online advice service which would give people ideas on how to better protect their phone.

826,000 people in England and Wales have experienced mobile phone theft in the past year. That equates to around 2% of mobile phone owners. This percentage has stayed more or less constant since 2005-2006

826,000 people in England and Wales have experienced mobile phone theft in the past year. That equates to around 2% of mobile phone owners. This percentage has stayed more or less constant since 2005-2006

The UK is a world leader in responding to mobile phone crime, with the industry and the police having worked together to block stolen phones within 48 hours – stopping them being re-used in this country and making them less valuable.

At the meeting, manufacturers outlined a range of new security features they are adding to phones which will make it harder for criminals to use stolen handsets.

Mobile phones are becoming an increasingly attractive target for thieves, with more than 800,000 stolen in the past year alone across England and Wales.

Handsets can be sold for hundreds of pounds overseas, where the newest models are not yet available.

Increase in theft from the person

“Recorded crime is down by more than 10% under this Government,” said Baker, “but we’re seeing signs of an increase in theft from the person, mainly smartphones. Mobile phone technology is changing all the time, and we need innovative solutions to ensure we stay ahead of the criminals. I want to make mobile phone theft as difficult as possible. This meeting with telecom leaders is an important step forward.”

A spokesperson for Samsung said: “Samsung is pleased to be supporting the UK Government in its goal to reduce the serious issue of mobile phone crime theft. Samsung phones already have features such as ‘Find My Mobile’, which gives people control over how their devices are used if lost or stolen, as well as ‘Reactivation Lock’ on new mobile devices which prevents a reset of the device if it isn’t recovered.”

The spokesperson continued: “Samsung strongly encourages everyone to use the features available on their device to protect it in the event that it is lost or stolen, and we’re continuing to explore new and innovative ways in which to prevent the use of stolen devices.”

A Nokia spokesperson added: “Nokia has a long history of working with Governments, operators and retailers to reduce the theft of mobile phones. It’s good to see this renewed focus on protecting users.”

The following organisations were represented at this latest round of discussions: Apple, BlackBerry, Google (Android), Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft and the Global System for Mobile Communications Association.

According to the Crime Survey, 826,000 people in England and Wales have experienced mobile phone theft in the past year. That equates to around 2% of mobile phone owners. This percentage has stayed more or less constant since 2005-2006.

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