Honeywell unveiled three new H.264, True Day/Night cameras; the HCD5MIHX box camera, the HD3MDIHX fixed mini dome for indoor use and the HD4MDIHX, a vandal resistant fixed mini dome. The cameras all use efficient compression technology to provide high picture quality at minimal bandwidth.
Lucerne is one of Switzerland‘s most beautiful cities. As well as the world-famous Kapellbrücke and the water tower, the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL) attracts many visitors to the city. The Lucerne KKL, built by the Parisian architect Jean Nouvel, is famous for its concert hall with phenomenal acoustics and the impressive views of the lake and the old town from its two roof terraces.
Pivot3 started out in 2003 with the intention of radically simplifying servers, memory and networks and making them more affordable. It was the first manufacturer to bring a complete Pivot3 V-Stac storage & server solution especially for digital video surveillance and rich media onto the market. GIT-SECURITY.com spoke with Dieter Kondek, Vice President and General Manager International at Pivot3, about his company and about modern memory technology.
Arecont Vision introduces a new generation of Surround-Video Day/Night 8-megapixel H.264 cameras providing 180-degree or 360-degree panoramic views. Models AV8185DN and AV8365DN are solutions for applications where mechanical pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) devices might otherwise be used or where multiple cameras would be needed to view expansive coverage areas.
Each new camera incorporates surface-mount and in-ceiling mounting options, as well as an IP66-rated environmental chassis and 5.5-inch polycarbonate dome, eliminating the need for an external housing.
ONVIF is the right way forward for the video surveillance field, but it is becoming increasingly important for engineers and camera manufacturers to find an open video management platform which can fully integrate cameras with special functions.
The City Palais in Duisburg has been one of the lighthouse projects in the modernized city center since opening in 2007. As well as a very varied choice of gastronomy and shopping, a top class casino attracts visitors to Duisburg. The Westspiel Group is the operator and, not only in the Casino Duisburg, has demanded the highest quality of furnishing and design but also the best gaming technology and security equipment. Video surveillance, building management, alarm management and fire protection are all combined in a contemporary security concept.
In the West African country of Benin stands the Palmares Technologies Building, the most secured building in the country. A provider of high security systems and identification solutions for the Benin government and other West African countries, Palmares Technologies itself demanded an advanced security solution for both interior and exterior building protection. According to the motto "Security and safety first," Palmares Technologies was looking for the highest security level solution with the lowest maintenance constraints.
Built in 2003, Walsall Academy in Bloxwich, West Midlands is a state-of-the-art educational facility that offers 1,150 secondary students the opportunity to specialize in science, technology and performing arts along with a wide range of academic and work-related courses. The Academy recently upgraded to the Avigilon HD Surveillance System to better protect its high value areas and safeguard staff and students.
Photovoltaic plants are steadily gaining popularity as an environmentally friendly means to generate power. One related question is how the vast outdoor installations can be protected against theft, unauthorized access and vandalism. Dallmeier has developed an intelligent and efficient surveillance concept which is already in use across a number of photovoltaic plants in the Czech Republic.
The City of Westminster College in the heart of London is well into an ambitious program of redevelopment and refurbishment that, since January 2011, has been able to start supporting their education and training programs with state-of-the-art facilities.