The past decade has brought a great deal of change to the surveillance industry. After experiencing challenging financial times globally along with several tragic events that threatened the security of citizens worldwide, what we have been left with is an important lesson in choosing solutions that provide exceptional protection along with the highest possible return on investment. For manufacturers this means creating products that are multi-faceted, easy-to-use, and cost-effective. For security executives this means choosing solutions that will provide a high return on investment.
By launching their new Integration Partner Program, Bosch Security Systems early this year aimed at nothing less than to move their business to a new level of interoperability. The program's purpose is to provide partners with powerful development tools and dedicated resources to ensure support of Bosch video products within third-party solutions.
The UK's newest and most energy efficient datacentre has placed Samsung IP network video surveillance cameras at the heart of its security system. With the responsibility of housing equipment and handling data of immense value and importance to its customers, security at the site is naturally considered a very high priority.
Wikipedia begins the explanation of the term ‚Lens‘ in two short sentences as follows: „...A lens is an optical gathering system that produces a realistic optical image of an object. It is the most important component of optical imaging devices, for example of cameras, binoculars, microscopes, projectors or astronomical telescopes". The decisive point in the explanation is the phrase „most important component" (thank you, Wikipedia). And it‘s therefore always amazing how little attention is given to the choice of the correct lens.
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.
Alpina Dolomites Lodge, a recently built tourist accommodation with high-profile clientèle, was faced with the need to have a video surveillance system that could protect the safety of its guests without being invasive of their privacy, and that would fit in perfectly with the modern architecture and design of the complex. Located within a scarcely populated natural park of about 7,000 hectares with nearly no visitors during the low season, the hotel had the need to monitor not only its indoor premises, but also the surrounding area.
All over the world, football stadiums are places of sports, emotions and large crowds. Fans of rivaling football clubs come together in confined spaces to cheer for their teams. Unfortunately violence and riots also go along with football matches quite often. That's why in preparation of the European Football Championship 2012 the Polish government passed new laws regarding safety and security in large venues.
To provide a secure, reliable and flexible CCTV network capable of delivering high frame rates per second and CCTV images, together with telemetry control, simultaneously to a police station and the main city council building. To deliver all of this over a cost-effective wireless network without the costly expense of digging up the city's historic cobbled streets and causing potential disruption to the tourist trade.
Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer 04 Leverkusen start the jubilee season (50 years of German Bundesliga) with new super cameras. These are intended to ensure increased security in the stadiums. Equipment, installation and service are supplied by video surveillance technology specialist Dallmeier and IT service provider Stemmer.
Located in the heart of the UK, East Midlands Airport is an important hub for UK passenger travel, connecting over four million passengers annually with more than 90 destinations. As the UK's primary pure freight airport, it is home to leading air freight operators DHL, TNT and UPS and is also a major air hub for the Royal Mail. With this high responsibility for people and property, the airport's operators need a highly efficient surveillance system.