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Drone give-away by Inner Range at IFSEC International 2019

Access control solutions developer Inner Range will be rewarding lucky visitors to its stand with a drone on every day of this year’s IFSEC International, which runs at London’s ExCeL from Tuesday 18 until Thursday 20 June.

Delegates who watch a demonstration of an Inner Range product will be invited to enter their details into the manufacturer’s flagship product, Integriti, and the system will randomly select a winner at the end of each day.

Winners will receive a Holy Stone Mercury 3 racing drone, which can travel at 45 km per hour and transmit HD video and aerial photos in real-time. The camera, which has a 120-degree wide-angle lens, is easy to install or remove, while the drone is designed to reduce wind resistance for more stable filming conditions.

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Inner Range has two demonstrations linked to IFSEC’s official ‘Show Me How’ series of presentations and trials. The first showcases how Inner Range’s entry-level access control system, Inception, can now integrate with the Milestone XProtect video management system. The integration allows the Inception controller to become the security and access mechanism supporting the Milestone system.

Inner Range’s enterprise-level intelligent integrated access control system, Integriti, will also feature in the ‘Show Me How’ series. Delegates can see how ‘user qualifications’ can boost Health and Safety procedures, or ease car park credit renewals by alerting users when qualifications or credits are about to expire.

Tim Northwood, general manager at Inner Range, said: “We love showing what our products can do and will happily demonstrate any aspect of our systems that people are curious about. To add an element of fun, anyone who has had a demonstration can enter our prize draw to win a racing drone. IFSEC is full of technology enthusiasts and drones are the latest gadget, whether people use them for serious business purposes or fly them just for fun. We hope delegates will like them.”

Inner Range’s Stand IF1030 will include eight large screens to demonstrate the manufacturer’s access control systems and software in action.

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Xellip2’s integration with Milestone VMS affords “seamless control” for end users

Castel’s open protocol Xellip2 IP intercom has been integrated with Milestone’s Xprotect video management system (VMS) to offer “seamless interoperability” between systems.

The ONVIF-compatible Xellip2 features a 1200 x 800 wide-angle HD camera. Sporting a sleek and contemporary design with backlit and flushed nameplates, the Xellip2 has two output relays and two inputs for third party integration. It also features two Ethernet ports (one PoE plus an additional one for serial/bus architecture type and loopback).

Other highlights include echo and noise cancellation, a built-in induction loop for compliance with disability discrimination legislation, audio feedback and call status LEDs, power back-up, a built-in web browser and the ability to record audio and video.

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The integration enables all the components of the intercom system – ie camera, microphone, speaker and button – to be monitored and controlled from the Xprotect interface.

The VMS enables users to record video via the event button or via motion detection, record audio, trigger actions via the rule engine (such as the display on a matrix or on Xprotect’s dynamic image wall), send pre-recorded messages to the intercom’s speaker, reassign an alarm and display a flashing icon in the case of detection.

“Interoperability between Castel’s intercom systems and video management systems is now a key demand from our markets, with developments in the latest Xellip2 intercom range offering the perfect answer to this challenge,” explained Atmane Bensghir, business development manager at Castel. “This integration with Milestone’s VMS puts end users firmly in control, enabling them to manage their video entry and security systems using a single interface.”

The easy integration of the Xellip 2, combined with the XProtect access module, enriches the Milestone Smartclient with an integrated intercom client. This module allows the display of a pop-up alert to pinpoint a call made from an intercom.

Milestone Access pop-up notification enables video monitoring at the relevant intercom and two-way audio communication with the intercom directly from the Milestone Smartclient, as well as the opening of a door and association of intercom information with access control data.

*Readers of Risk Xtra who would like to test the Milestone solution can register at www.milestonesys.com and request a partner account for free demonstration licences

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360 Vision Technology’s established Invictus PTZ cameras enlisted to protect Super Bowl LIII

Super Bowl LIII was safeguarded by 360 Vision Technology’s ruggedised Hybrid Invictus PTZ cameras. These were deployed as part of Security Centres International’s high-performance Mobile Advanced Safety Tower (MAST) rapid deployment camera solution.

In all, ten MAST units were deployed in various areas surrounding the brand new, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

With over one million fans expected to focus on the Super Bowl and the ten-day Fan Festival, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) was keen to complement the existing CCTV networks around the ground as well as mass transit point footfall areas, such as bus and rail stations.

Stuart Bostock, executive group president at Security Centres International, explained: “Featuring world-class HD surveillance imaging, leading-edge design, robustness, zero infrastructure requirements and seamless VMS integration, MAST is the only product of its kind that would readily integrate into the existing CCTV infrastructure. Additionally, MAST benefits from a significantly smaller footprint than similar trailer-based, stand-alone surveillance systems.”

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Bostock went on to comment: “MAST has been developed to answer the need for a more sophisticated and flexible surveillance system for infrastructure and public space safety, including large crowd gatherings. MAST combines a rapidly deployable unit with some of the most advanced safety and surveillance technology available. This is why we selected 360 Vision Technology’s Invictus camera for its core imaging technology.”

Mark Rees, managing director of 360 Vision Technology, added: “360 Vision Technology’s Invictus is a high-performance, ruggedised all-in-one PTZ camera with Full 1080P HD and ultra low-light camera technology, making it the perfect choice for off-grid temporary/rapid deployment mobile surveillance rigs such as MAST. Additionally, Invictus’ low power consumption greatly assists the longevity of critical battery power when deployed in the field, extending MAST’s operational performance for deployment in more remote applications.”

Rees concluded: “The Invictus camera’s unparalleled mix of competitive cost and advanced Predator low-light camera imaging technology makes it the perfect imaging component for the innovative MAST system.”

The use of the MAST units integrated to the existing fixed camera points during Super Bowl LIII week proved a huge success with HD images transmitted to the MARTA Emergency Operations Centre via a mobile network. Thanks to the high quality of the images received, system operators were able to identify and tackle a number of incidents, including a vehicle theft.

Additionally, the images were also used to predict areas of dense footfall, tackle crowd control safety issues and manage general Health and Safety concerns.

The deployment of the Invictus-based camera system at Super Bowl LIII proved such a success that plans are already in place for deployment at other large-scale US sporting events (including the NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship in 2020) and also for city centre deployment across Atlanta.

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TDSi partners with Milestone at Integration Expo UK

Integrated security solutions manufacturer TDSi will be appearing as a partner at the Milestone Integration Expo UK, which is being held at the Hilton at St George’s Park Hotel, Burton Upon Trent on Wednesday 19 September.

The Milestone Integration Expo UK provides visitors with a greater insight into the powerful integration of Milestone’s XProtect VMS (Video Management System) solution by a number of complementary security systems, including TDSi’s EXgarde security management software.

Alex Rumsey, director of UK sales at TDSi, commented: “Given that it’s the world’s Number One provider of VMS solutions, we’re proud that Milestone has invited us to partner with them at this event. This is the perfect opportunity for installers, specifiers and end users to view and understand the powerful integration capabilities of using Milestone’s XProtect VMS and our EXgarde solution in order to provide a truly 360-degree view of security management.”

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Alex Rumsey of TDSi

The event will feature eight Milestone Partners, all of them providing insights into the flexibility of their integrated security products. Live demonstrations will be held throughout the day from 9.30 am until 4.45 pm, giving visitors the opportunity to attend and participate in as many of these as required.

The Milestone Integration Expo UK is free to attend, but requires registration. Visitors will have access to the newest technologies within access control, video analytics, body-worn cameras, system design and storage optimisation, along with networking opportunities with some of the most successful IP video systems integrators, resellers and distributors in the UK.

Rumsey concluded: “Unlike a general trade show, this is a highly focused event which will provide specific details and assistance for anyone that uses Milestone’s market-leading systems. All of the presentation teams will be there to provide a solid educational forum and to discuss specific applications for the technology in the real world.”

*For further details and to register for Milestone Integration Expo UK visit www.milestonesys.com/events/events-and-webinars/milestone-integration-expo-uk/

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SeeTec integrates Panasonic camera line-up through Panasonic Smart Driver

Panasonic’s latest camera line-up has been successfully integrated into SeeTec’s Cayuga Video Management System with the development of the Panasonic Smart Driver.

SeeTec provides particular solutions for the retail, finance, transportation and logistics industries as well as for critical infrastructure and cities.

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The integration, which has been carried out for the current software version SeeTec Cayuga R11, includes the following selection of Panasonic Full-HD i-PRO Extreme range models: WV-S1531LN, WV-S1531LNS, WV-S1531LTN, WV-S2131 and WV-S2131L, WV-S2231L, WV-X6531N and WV-X6531NS

*Click here for the complete list of all devices supported by SeeTec Cayuga

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Qognify’s VisionHub wins CCTV System of the Year accolade at Security & Fire Excellence Awards

Qognify’s VisionHub next generation web-based video management system (VMS) has won the prestigious CCTV System of the Year (excluding Camera and Lens) category at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards.

A Security and Fire Excellence Award is one of the most highly-prized accolades of its kind in Europe, with the winners being selected by an independent panel of industry experts. The award was presented to Qognify in front of 1,000 security and fire industry professionals at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on Wednesday 23 November.

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President of Qognify, Moti Shabtai, told Risk UK: “When we introduced VisionHub we made a strong statement that Qognify was bringing to market a new concept that would redefine and extend the scope of the traditional VMS. We’re immensely proud that VisionHub is a multi-award winning solution, recognised for its ability to leverage video as the main sensor in a security environment, while also adding data from other security systems, empowering Control Room operators to better respond to new and increasingly complex threats.”

VisionHub was launched in March this year and has already been selected by leading organisations worldwide. It has been awarded the SIA’s Best Video Surveillance Management System as well as Government Security News’s Best Integrated Perimeter Protection Solution award.

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Bosch launches VMS 7.0 for “higher quality and more secure” video streaming

Bosch Security Systems has just released its Video Management System 7.0 software (Bosch VMS 7.0), which will empower security operators to effectively manage high resolution video streams in their day-to-day work.

At the rate video cameras are evolving, keeping track of an ever-growing amount of high resolution video data is becoming even more challenging. In places like metro stations and airports where many cameras are needed, the burden on a workstation is very high. If a workstation’s overloaded, the client application will often lag. This is a great obstacle for security operators who need to view many cameras at once in order to maintain a complete and uninterrupted overview of a given location.

With the new Bosch VMS 7.0, however, the user is able to keep multiple Ultra High Definition ameras open without having to worry about slowing down the application. Bosch VMS 7.0 uses technology dubbed ‘Streamlining’. This technology automatically shows the optimal video resolution on the screen.

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If an operator needs to view many cameras simultaneously, the Bosch VMS 7.0 automatically uses a lower-resolution stream. When enhanced pictures are required to zoom in or view on a full screen, for instance, a higher resolution stream is automatically chosen. This feature uses the multi-stream capabilities available on Bosch IP video cameras and runs on existing workstations.

Another new feature of Bosch VMS 7.0 is the encrypted communication between Bosch cameras and the VMS. A security manager can choose to encrypt all control communications and videos through a secure HTTPS connection, reducing the risk of the system being hacked.

Bosch VMS 7.0 also offers customers an IT Security Guide which explains how to set up a secure system. The document describes how to configure Bosch VMS for Windows operating systems and how to secure video cameras against unauthorised access.

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Pelco by Schneider Electric announces integration of VideoXpert with iView Systems’ iTrak

Pelco by Schneider Electric has announced that its VideoXpert video management system is now integrated with iTrak, the latest incident management solution to be developed by iView Systems.
 
“The iTrak plugin continues our efforts to work with other leaders in the industry on providing Pelco customers with seamless access to ready-made security solutions such that they can better understand and protect their organisations,” said Jonathan Lewit, director of business applications at Pelco by Schneider Electric.

Ideal for multi-site, multi-departmental solutions, iTrak provides end users with a centralised platform for incident and risk management. Its intuitive system design makes it easy to access comprehensive reporting, profiling, interview management, risk analysis and subject profiling information.

With the integration to VideoXpert, end users will not only be able to see all related incident data via a single report, but they can also now link these incidents with supporting video.

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The Incident File feature captures critical incident data including location, sub-location, date and time as well as a short description of the incident in question. The added ability to include supporting attachments in the form of a narrative or media file to the incident subsequently allows for quick information retrieval.

Narrative files provide flexibility to include free-form text. This can be critical in instances of collecting witness accounts or documenting incident notes, while the media file attachments enable end users to include pictures or PDF files for more thorough event investigations.

“Ease-of-use and the integration of video with critical business data are cornerstones of the VideoXpert platform,” added Lewit. “The integration with iView really is a prime example of our long-term commitment to providing end users with extensible functionality through partner integration.”

Martin Drew, president and CEO at iView Systems, explained: “The seamless integration of iView Systems iTrak with the Pelco VideoXpert Ops Centre provides an instant and efficient method of converging incident-related information with its associated video data. This is hugely important. Users will also be able to leverage the tagging capability to identify video from cameras associated with iTrak’s incident location classifications. We believe the overall integration will provide significant improvements in overall operational efficiency and accuracy of reporting.”

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TDSi to showcase latest version of EXgarde integrated security solution at Intersec 2016

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi will be demonstrating the latest version of its EXgarde 4.5 integrated security solution at Intersec 2016, which runs from 17-19 January in Dubai. Appearing on Stand S2-B09, the company will also be showcasing its broad range of products and services, as well as offering one-to-one help and advice to visitors.

John Davies, managing director of TDSi, will be heading up the company’s team at the show and commented: “Intersec is the first major security event of the New Year and attracts a lot of interest regionally and throughout the international security industry. We were again overwhelmed by the interest and visitor response at the event this year, so we’re very much looking forward to travelling to Dubai next month, which is the perfect setting for this dynamic show.”

Intersec is the key event for TDSi when it comes to export markets trends, as Davies explained.

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“The show is an important barometer for us when it comes to exports in the region and beyond. This year, we received a lot of feedback from visitors, partners and customers on the demands of the market and we hope to gain similar insights at Intersec 2016.”

As well as his work with TDSi, Davies serves as the BSIA’s Export Council Section chairman, so will also be viewing the proceedings at Intersec from a broader perspective as a key representative of the UK security industry.

EXgarde 4.5 on view

The TDSi stand will be featuring EXgarde 4.5 and its latest benefits, which include two-way communication with Milestone’s Access Control Module (ACM) and integration with the recently launched ASSA ABLOY KS100 server cabinet electronic lock.

The latest upgrades are designed to add further functionality and flexibility, both of them key ingredients which have influenced the development of this sophisticated software platform since its inception.

EXgarde 4.5’s enhanced integration with Milestone’s powerful ACM allows operators to use the Milestone solution as their primary user interface, while maintaining full access control via the EXgarde software. Previous versions had been able to accept data from the video management system (VMS), but version 4.5 allows data from EXgarde to be displayed within the VMS.

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John Davies

The integration with ASSA ABLOY’s KS100 server cabinet locking solution is in response to recent developments in physical server security needs. EXgarde 4.5 brings the KS100 system into the integrated security mix, offering the highest levels of protection (even in a shared data centre), while facilitating authorised access and full security monitoring.

Discussions on security requirements

Intersec 2016 is the perfect opportunity for visitors from the Middle East and further afield to view the latest security solutions on offer for 2016.

“TDSi will be on hand to talk about your security needs and how we can support your projects with our latest products and services,” enthused Davies. “We’re really looking forward to catching up with our customers and partners in this exciting location, and I would encourage all visitors to take a look at our stand and speak to members of the team about how we can help you.”

*Join TDSi at Intersec at Stand S2-B09. For further details on EXgarde 4.5 or any of the TDSi security solutions visit: www.tdsi.co.uk

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Bosch Video Management System integrates third party cameras, storage, hardware and software

Bosch Security Systems has just released Bosch Video Management System (Bosch VMS) 6.0, a new and more open version of its digital video management software.

Bosch VMS was originally designed as the optimal software for managing the full range of Bosch video hardware features. Version 6.0 offers seamless, end-to-end integration with selected third party cameras and video data storage systems, as well as other hardware and software solutions (for example, third party video walls and analytics).

A complete list of supported third party camera models is available on the Bosch Security Systems website (http://ipp.boschsecurity.com).

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Version 6.0 of the Bosch VMS offers “seamless, end-to-end integration” with selected third party cameras and video data storage systems

Bosch VMS 6.0 customers can download camera updates free of charge in order to integrate newly approved third party cameras. End users planning a security project can also take advantage of an additional service option to integrate third party cameras which have not yet been approved.

Bosch VMS 6.0 scans for third party cameras, automatically configuring motion and other key events. It also enables security installers to configure the most important settings for third party cameras from a single user interface without the hassle of having to access the websites of other camera manufacturers.

Version 6.0 can be integrated with other third party products to create a secure, end-to-end system.

To facilitate integration, examples of successful integrations and detailed application notes for third party hardware and software are provided on the Bosch Security Systems website.

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