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Hikvision launches new website and outlines Roadshow Series for 2017

Hikvision UK and Ireland has launched a new website at www.hikvision.co.uk. With tailored content for the UK and Ireland market, the new website forms part of Hikvision’s wider marketing strategy in the region.

In addition to information on localised product content, news and details of its authorised distributor network, Hikvision UK and Ireland is now able to promote all industry events that the business will be attending.

Andy Keeley, marketing manager for Hikvision UK and Ireland, stated: “Our new website builds the foundations for our customer communications moving forward. We now have the flexibility to promote product content, news and events which are applicable to our UK and Ireland customer base along with relevant news and information from our international headquarters. We’re also very pleased to announce the dates and locations of our Spring 2017 Roadshow Series on our new website.”

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Taking place in March in five cities across the UK and Ireland, the Hikvision Spring 2017 Roadshow Series is designed to demonstrate the latest technological advancements from Hikvision including 4K and H.265+ surveillance cameras, the Hikvision 24 MP PanoVu, thermal imaging solutions and the latest in Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology.

Hikvision will also be joined by Pyronix, Seagate and Wavestore who will all be demonstrating their latest products and solutions. Further details and event registration can be found at: www.hikvision.co.uk/roadshow

The new Hikvision UK and Ireland website will continue to evolve to ensure that industry professionals are kept up-to-date with the latest news and product details.

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Milestone Systems and Community Partners deliver high profile retail surveillance solution across Middle East and North Africa

Milestone Systems, the developer of open platform IP VMS, has delivered a flexible and scalable surveillance solution for Majid Al Futtaim’s multi-site operations across the Middle East and North Africa. The solution integrates Best-in-Class technologies from Community Partners.

As a fast-growing business, Majid Al Futtaim realised that managing large camera networks and risks across multiple sites and countries posed several challenges. First, the outdated analogue surveillance infrastructure was in need of being modernised. Second, the sheer size of the operation, with multiple sites across several countries and more than a thousand cameras at some sites, had to be addressed.

Following a comprehensive vetting process, Majid Al Futtaim chose a state-of-the-art security and video surveillance solution in order for the business to remain at the forefront of operating safe and secure retail and leisure environments.

The Milestone XProtect Corporate VMS permits Majid Al Futtaim to operate the entire surveillance solution from a single management interface in the UAE. Being able to access all the sites from one location enables the operations team to co-ordinate surveillance and management efforts across those sites. Other relevant parties can also leverage the information directly from mobile clients, in turn enabling more efficient safety operations.

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Top-of-the-range Axis Communications cameras and Pivot3 hyper-converged server infrastructure guarantee the host business lives up to Government regulations. iCetana’s dynamic live monitoring system helps offset the challenges of actively monitoring the large camera networks and enables a real-time assessment and response capability.

Operational costs related to the hardware, servers and cameras have been reduced from 23% to 7%. Real-time response capability helps make overall security operations more effective by immediately identifying risks. Today, there are approximately 10-12 incidents actioned per 300 cameras.

“We are honoured Majid Al Futtaim has chosen Milestone as its primary VMS and we look forward to continuing to support them now and into the future,” enthused Peter Biltsted, director for the Middle East and Africa at Milestone Systems.

“iCetana is proud to provide ongoing support to Majid Al Futtaim throughout the MENA region, and also to be part of Milestone’s Partner Community as key components of Majid Al Futtaim’s video surveillance infrastructure,” added Stephen Bose, head of business development at iCetana.

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Digital Barriers wins new US contracts worth combined total of $6.8 million

Digital Barriers, the specialist provider of visually intelligent solutions to the global surveillance, security and safety markets, has announced a number of new contracts for its EdgeVis Live technology that have been signed this month.

The company has agreed deals with two different flagship US federal law enforcement agencies worth a combined $6.8 million. In addition, it has secured a £2.0 million contract extension with BT Redcare, under which its class-leading EdgeVis Live wireless video surveillance products are marketed as ‘Redcare View’.

Digital Barriers’ EdgeVis Live surveillance technology offers secure distribution of real-time video from anywhere to anywhere, featuring end-to-end security, real world resilience and network optimisation that can stream usable live video using 60% less bandwidth than standard technologies.

It delivers significant capability benefits and material cost savings over competing technologies, and has now been sold into many of the world’s leading law enforcement and defence agencies. 

Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers, commented: “The scale of these contract awards clearly demonstrates the significant technical lead that EdgeVis Live enjoys over its competition and the value of last year’s acquisition of Brimtek in enhancing our market position and credibility across the US law enforcement landscape. EdgeVis Live continues to build market share among flagship US agencies, in turn providing us with a strong platform for material future growth.”

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VCA’s Bridge integrated with SureView’s Immix security management platform

VCA’s Bridge appliance, which instantly adds video analytics capability to any new or existing IP video surveillance camera system, has now been successfully integrated with SureView’s security management platform.

Supporting multiple camera channels, Bridge is an easy to deploy, low cost analytics appliance which is equipped with extensive back office tools to set detection zones for people and vehicles.

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Using VCA’s video analytics engine, which has been successfully deployed worldwide in over 350,000 video channels, Bridge is able to detect movement within very small areas of a video image. As such, it can provide central station operators with a powerful ‘exception’ reporting tool to help them identify suspicious activity and, when appropriate, dispatch security officers or quickly report the incident to one of the Emergency Services. 

Filtering out false alarms

Bridge is designed to meet the challenge of detecting movement in outdoor locations as it will automatically adapt to varying light conditions and can easily be fine-tuned to minimise false alarms due to, for example, rustling trees or wildlife.

It will even continue to deliver a high level of performance when cameras may be swaying due to windy conditions.

In addition to capitalising on the benefits of analytics, the deep integration achieved means that operators using the Immix platform can view live images of any incident and exercise control over PTZ cameras. Other key elements of the integration include post-alarm video recording.

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“We achieved integration between VCA’s analytics and the Immix platform some time ago and, as a result, there are many thousands of cameras worldwide that are already acting as highly effective detection devices,” said Kevin Waterhouse, executive vice-president for global sales at VCA.

“Bridge makes it even easier to introduce analytics into a security system and, most importantly, gives installers and end users alike the flexibility to use cameras that have already been installed, regardless of who the manufacturer might be.”

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Honeywell expands Performance Series IP camera family

Honeywell has expanded its Performance Series IP camera family to include a new range of affordable, high-quality IP cameras that are easy to install, use and maintain.

The range introduces seven new IP cameras in dome, ball and bullet design, all of them perfect for commercial settings such as office buildings, retail stores and warehouses.

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Selected cameras from the new collection use Motorised Focal Zoom technology, which auto-focuses the lens after zoom operation. This allows the system installer to fine-tune camera focus and field of view off the ladder, making the install process easy and saving on labour costs.

Additionally, each camera captures crisp, clear images with high-resolution pixel detail, and offers correct object-aspect ratio to avoid on-screen distortion.

The cameras can be used immediately with Honeywell’s Performance Series embedded NVRs upon installation and are backed up by full customer support.

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360 Vision Technology set to showcase camera range at CCTV User Group Conference

360 Vision Technology, the CCTV design and manufacturing company, will be displaying its range of cameras at the forthcoming CCTV User Group Conference, which runs from 23-25 May at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth.

Designed to deliver advanced situational awareness, identification and alert to activity within any surveillance application, 360 Vision Technology’s standard and high-performance imaging cameras will be on show.

Suitable for internal and external use, site perimeters, sterile and hazardous zones and zero light surveillance, 360 Vision Technology’s Predator all-in-one integrated surveillance cameras are available in a number of integrated technology options and with integrated IR and white light LED illuminators.

For any general through to high-security applications, 360 Vision Technology’s range of Predator analogue/HD Hybrid, polished stainless steel and radar cameras can supply the perfect imaging solution, also demonstrating full integration with a wide variety of systems control software.

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“No matter what the requirement, 360 Vision Technology has a surveillance camera model suitable for delivering advanced detection and identification across a wide range of demanding conditions,” explained Mark Rees, business development director at 360 Vision Technology.

“Whether the conditions are zero light, fog or long distance, our range of integrated radar, thermal, Hybrid and stainless steel imaging cameras combine rugged build quality with proven reliability in the field.”

The 360 Vision team will be on hand throughout the conference to discuss camera specifications or any existing or future surveillance project requirements.

*In the meantime, further information about 360 Vision Technology’s full range of camera products can be found at: www.360visiontechnology.com

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Axis Communications ‘Showcase’ event shines light on partner innovation

Network video specialist Axis Communications was recently joined by several partner organisations for two highly successful events in the UK and Sweden designed to showcase some of the leading innovation in the network video sector to over 400 attendees.

The events were held over two days in two countries within Northern Europe – Day One took place at Sopwell House in St Albans, Hertfordshire with Day Two held at Axis Communications’ headquarters in Lund, Sweden. More than 30 partners highlighted solutions covering a number of different areas including business management applications, hardware and technology, physical access control, security applications, transmission and storage and video management software.

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A total of 230 people attended the UK event and 210 in Sweden.

Doug Adams, business development manager for the Application Development Programme and Technology Partner Programme at Axis, has described the success of the events.

“The Axis Northern European team members were delighted to put on such a great event,” explained Adams. “The showcase open days hosted in the UK and Sweden were extremely valuable to our visitors. We had over 30 software and hardware partners showcasing their solutions to our system integrator partners, distribution partners, consultants and end users. With the visitors able to see a large number of leading expert companies that support Axis products to deliver proven network video and access control solutions, this demonstrated the strength and depth of what our Application Development and Technology Partner programmes can bring to the market.”

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He continued: “This ultimately leads to end users having more choice in their security solutions as we work to bring a Best of Breed-style approach to the market.”

High quality of visitors

Adams’ views were echoed by Sebastian Jensen, global sales expert at SeeTec, who said: “The event itself was fantastic. All the visitors were really excited and interested in what we had to show. I would say that this event was the best I’ve participated in, and I really hope that it’s running again next year.”

Agnetha Kleiner, partner manager for Securiton, added: “The Showcases in both the UK and Sweden have not only been excellent due to being very well organised and run at high profile venues, but also due to the vast number and high quality of visitors with whom we were able to have one-on-one discussions and present our products. It proved to be a perfect forum for creating an in-depth network of hardware and software manufacturers, system integrators, end user customers and other interested parties.”

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This year’s event was the largest of its kind in the UK and Sweden and was attended by installers, system integrators, consultants, end users and those who benefited from the opportunity to see how Axis Communications and its partners can provide solutions to meet their surveillance and business requirements.

Visitors learned about the latest developments and opportunities in all areas of network video including video analytics, business intelligence and associated technologies through demonstrations of real-life applications and solutions delivered by some of Axis’ key development partners.

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All of the exhibiting companies are members of the Axis Application and Technology Partner Programmes which have been running for 15 years and are designed to offer members access to leading innovation and technologies. The following companies attended the event:

Agent Vi, Aimetis, Avaya,  BCD Video, Buffalo Technology, Cathexis EU, Cognimatics, Digital Barriers, Entelec, Everseen, Genetec, Icomera, Icomply, Infobric, Innoware, IPS, Milestone Systems, Mirasys, Nedap, Optex, Qognify, P3R Labs, Prism, Raytec, Razberi Technologies, SeeTec, Secure Logiq, Sound Intelligence, Thinking Space, Veracity, Visualise, Wavestore, Western Digital, Xtralis and Zenitel.

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