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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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360 Vision Technology and Meyertech partnership delivers effective ONVIF-compliant systems integration

Promoting the company’s ethos of establishing close technical working partnerships, CCTV design and manufacturing organisation 360 Vision Technology – working in conjunction with systems control company Meyertech – has developed fast and easy set-up and “deep control” for 360 Vision’s range of ONVIF-compliant security cameras.

Right from the outset, the manufacturers’ technical relationship has spearheaded an objective to develop product offerings from both companies that will easily and seamlessly integrate when installed within any application using the ONVIF protocol.

Thanks to the ongoing technical partnership between the two UK-based technology manufacturers, simple product set-up, deep systems integration and performance benefits are built into many applications and sizes of CCTV installations across the globe.

However, the manufacturers’ long-term technical partnership extends much further than just a shared protocol, as Mark Rees (business development director at 360 Vision Technology) explained to Risk UK.

“From the design stage of any new product, our respective R&D teams interact to ensure the camera equipment we introduce to market is as best performing and simple to set-up and use as it can possibly be.”

For installations using the enterprise-class FUSION-Eclipse Video Management Software (VMS) through to the simple (four-camera) Nano VMS, the deployment of 360 Vision Technology’s ONVIF-compliant cameras offers simple two-click integration with any Meyertech control solution.

David Wood, business development executive for Meyertech, stated: “Users of our FUSION-Eclipse VMS software simply select the ‘Discovery’ tool and then add the desired 360 Vision camera from the list of devices available in a drop down menu. The camera is then ready for use in the system. Further to that, the usual IP camera options such as frame rate and video resolution are easily configured in an intuitive sub menu. Features such as IR and white lights, wipers and pre-set tours on 360 Vision’s Predator cameras can be selected directly.”

In this way, any 360 Vision camera can be integrated into a Meyertech-controlled CCTV system in minutes. The partnership continues to ensure that 360 Vision cameras are as simple as possible to integrate into existing systems or add to new installations, in turn minimising installation times and maximising system performance.

Rees concluded: “360 Vision Technology is always looking to partner with like-minded CCTV systems integration manufacturers. With our long term technical relationship with Meyertech, we’re not only ensuring installers and end users can enjoy a fully-integrated, hassle-free systems control experience, but also promoting the benefits to be gained by specifying ‘Best of British’ integrated surveillance solutions.”

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Wavestore introduces updated version of its award-winning VMS

The latest update to Wavestore’s open platform Video Management Software (VMS) incorporates a long list of new and improved features designed to extend the lifespan of video surveillance systems and unlock the full potential of integrated security solutions for practising end users.

As well as offering improved management of network interfaces and camera display layouts, Version 5.50 delivers Wavestore’s client-side de-warping and interrogation functionality of 360° cameras across all software levels as standard.

Version 5.50 also features Wavestore’s powerful review suite which allows end users to easily search and instantaneously retrieve recorded images of incidents – even over very large amounts of footage – and display them alongside live images.

For evidence purposes, a fully-stitched together sequence of events from any number of cameras can easily be exported in a wide range of video formats with just three simple clicks of a mouse.

“We fully understand that, in such a competitive marketplace, we need to constantly innovate and make our VMS even easier to use in order to stand out from the crowd,” said James Smith, marketing director for Wavestore. “In this respect, Version 5.50 underscores our determination to offer so much more than just industry-leading video and recording management.”

Smith continued: “Many of the new and differentiating features have in fact been introduced as a direct result of listening and responding to customer requirements. They deliver against our ‘One Screen, Total Control and ‘Any Video, Any Format’ ethos, allowing what can be very complex operations to be undertaken with ease in the most user-friendly way even when, for example, integrating Best of Breed video analytics or access control.”

James Smith of Wavestore

James Smith of Wavestore

The introduction of Version 5.50 of Wavestore’s VMS coincides with the launch of the company’s ‘Better Together’ Partner Programme which offers support for the fast-growing worldwide network of installers and systems integrators who are choosing to recommend Wavestore to end user clients.

The Wavestore Partner Programme is designed to offer ‘real world advantages’ for companies involved in the design, installation and commissioning of video surveillance solutions.

Among the benefits on offer are project registration, system design and tender submission support as well as access to training, demonstration licences and PR services.

*Full listings of the features and capabilities of Version 5.50 Base, Premium and Enterprise levels can be downloaded at: www.wavestore.com/v550

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Samsung Techwin launches WiseNet Lite security camera series for end users

In a crowded professional security camera marketplace where there’s no shortage of manufacturers competing for the attention of end users and installers, Samsung Techwin has demonstrated its determination to retain its market leading position with the launch of the High Definition (HD) WiseNet Lite series of cameras.

The three bullet cameras and seven domes in the new WiseNet Lite series have been introduced to provide Samsung Techwin’s customers with keenly priced alternatives to the highly acclaimed, feature rich, Open Platform WiseNetIII models.

“We fully understand that in a competitive world, the best way we can continue to support installers, systems integrators, end users and our business partners throughout Europe is to provide a wide range of options which can collectively meet the budget limitations and functionality requirements for any video surveillance project,” said Tim Biddulph, product manager for Samsung Techwin Europe.

“WiseNet Lite allows us to offer a high performance video surveillance solution for shops and offices which just require HD cameras to capture evidence grade images, while it also provides an affordable solution for much larger projects where hundreds of cameras may be required.”

Samsung Techwin's SND-L5083R 1.3 Megapixel HD network IR dome camera with varifocal lens

Samsung Techwin’s SND-L5083R 1.3 Megapixel HD network IR dome camera with varifocal lens

The 1.3 Megapixel and 2 Megapixel Full-HD WiseNet Lite models share many of the features built into the WiseNetIII range, including Intelligent Video Analytics, motion detection, privacy masking zones, audio support, PoE and a SD/SDHC memory slot.

They also feature LDC (Lens Distortion Correction) which compensates for the image distortion that can occur with wide angle lenses.

Samsung Techwin has equipped the WiseNet Lite cameras and domes with a Hallway view function for the monitoring of narrow vertical areas such as corridors, tunnels and aisles. It enables the camera to capture images with a 9:16 x 3:4 aspect ratio that works effectively in tall and narrow spaces with the added bonus of minimising bandwidth and video storage requirements.

Samsung Techwin’s SNO-L6083R 2 Megapixel Full-HD weatherproof network IR bullet camera complete with varifocal lens

Samsung Techwin’s SNO-L6083R 2 Megapixel Full-HD weatherproof network IR bullet camera complete with varifocal lens

The new models in the WiseNet Lite range are as follows:

• SND- L6013: 2 Megapixel Full-HD network dome camera
• SND-L6013R: 2 Megapixel Full-HD network IR dome camera
• SND- L6083R: 2 Megapixel Full-HD network IR dome camera with varifocal lens
• SNV-L6083R: 2 Megapixel Full-HD vandal resistant network IR dome camera with varifocal lens
• SNO-L6013R: 2 Megapixel Full-HD weatherproof network IR bullet camera
• SNO-L6083R: 2 Megapixel Full-HD weatherproof network IR bullet camera with varifocal lens
• SND-L5013: 1.3 Megapixel HD network dome camera
• SND-L5083R: 1.3 Megapixel HD network IR dome camera with varifocal lens
• SNV-L5083R: 1.3 Megapixel HD vandal resistant network IR dome camera with varifocal lens
• SNO-L5083R: 1.3 Megapixel HD weatherproof network IR bullet camera with varifocal lens

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