Avigilon Corporation announced yesterday that it has acquired privately-held RedCloud Security, Inc. (RedCloud), an innovative provider of web-based, physical and virtual access control systems. Through the acquisition, Avigilon adds a complementary product line to its end-to-end high-definition surveillance solution and provides the Company with access to a growing segment of the global security market. Analysts estimate the global market for electronic access control will reach $6 billion by 2015.
The business segment Security Products is part of the Siemens Building Technologies Division and offers a broad range of access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance products. The segment sells its products to distributors, external system integrators and installers but also to the Siemens Security Solutions unit. At the Security Essen show, Heiko Baumgartner did get an update from Peter Hawksworth, Head of the Security Products business segment, about the company's plans and developments in the market.
In November Genetec announced that the company enters into a strategic alliance with Microsoft to develop cloud-based security solutions together. The plan is to offer hosted security solutions that include video surveillance, access control and license plate recognition (LPR) as a service built on Microsoft‘s Windows Azure cloud-computing platform.
Darent Valley Hospital has recently chosen Nedap's AEOS security management platform to secure their drug cupboards. Access to the drug cupboards can be managed within AEOS, via the standard integrated Locker Management functionality. This micro-level access control functionality is putting an end to key-management.
We connect certain brands automatically with quality when we had a good experience with the brand in the past. The second aspect that might to influence our mindset is the look at the "Made in ..." label on product. While the value of a brand is rarely doubted, the question whether the origin of production should be considered for a buying decision is an interesting question. At Intersec in Dubai, Heiko Baumgartner had the opportunity to discuss this topic with Hanno Vogels, Bosch Security Systems Vice President for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) was an early adopter of IP video surveillance in 2005. Milestone partner Check Your Security (CYS) brought together a number of standalone CCTV systems into one single IP-based monitoring system that is proving capable of growing with the university. The university's security system was centralised by using Milestone XProtect Enterprise as the video management platform.
Danish Industries, a trade organization and employers‘ association, occupies a prime location in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark. One of their primary responsibilities is nurturing and maintaining optimum conditions for Danish businesses that are developing, manufacturing and competing at home and abroad. In the course of conceiving the plans for their building‘s recent renovation, Danish Industries identified a need to replace their former access control system which no longer met their requirements.
Few would argue that as the industry continues its progression toward wide-spread deployment of IP security technology, some type of standards are necessary to guide the industry in a unified direction. Over the past few years, ONVIF has been one of the organisations at the forefront of the standards movement. Since its inception in 2008, the organisation has made considerable gains with more than 2,500 products now certified as conformant with the ONVIF interoperability specification and a global membership base of more than 430 companies.
The aviation-renowned AC2000 security management system from CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, has been successfully installed at the new Concourse 3 Terminal 3 in Dubai International Airport. The system was delivered by CEM business partners in UAE, Tyco Fire & Security UAE LLC and was chosen to ensure the highest level of security.
The security industry is feeling the impact of two major trends: globalization and ongoing technological development. Multinational enterprise, convergence of IT and physical security systems, compliance issues and legislation - all are influencing access control systems. Nedap is responding to and incorporating these trends into its products. Time for a look at today's challenges and how AEOS is being adapted to them.