More and more security companies are claiming to be active in the critical infrastructure market, with one of the hottest topics being airports. GIT-SECURITY.com talked to Neville Miles, Head of Security Systems and Portfolio, Siemens Building Technologies, about this market.
How does Siemens view the attractiveness of this space?
In 2009, when the Grand Casino in Baden in Switzerland upgraded and expanded its video system it chose a Geutebruck high-availability IP solution designed by local system integrators Honegger System Technik. At the time, the design broke new ground by incorporating thirty-five 1.3 megapixel cameras into the 250-camera system and introducing virtual Gevisope platforms to handle the large amount of generated data with high redundancy.
Megapixel video is providing superior images, cost savings and delivering excellent return on investment (ROI) for important and well-known casinos throughout the world. For the first time, megapixel cameras can deliver to casino operators the high-quality 25 or 30 frames per second (fps) video mandated by local gaming commissions.
MOBOTIX, one of the industry leading providers of high-resolution, network-based security solutions, held its West Coast National Partner Conference from Sept. 25-27, 2011, at the "W Hotel" in Seattle. More than 200 resellers, integrators, technology partners and customers were provided with insight into the new MOBOTIX Global Partner Program and technical innovations, and had opportunity to network with the global MOBOTIX team and aligned technology partners.
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.
What criteria should you use to decide how many pixels you really need for your application and which camera to buy? Do you want a general overview of a scene, do you want to read license plates, or would you even like to be able to recognize the suits or the faces of playing cards - all from normal inspection distances?
Retail theft cost store owners around the world US-$107.3 billion last year, which is the equivalent of 1.36 % of global retail sales. Retailers need to cut these losses. CCTV helps cut crime, but digital cameras on IP networks will give them even more options.
The world of financial service providers was undergoing an extensive structural and organizational change long before the international financial crisis. As a result, innovative and comprehensive security concepts that take account of changes within the branches are in high demand.
Lord's Cricket Ground has been the ‘Home of Cricket' since 1787, and is widely viewed as the game's spiritual ‘headquarters'. Owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Lord's is said to be the most important single place in the world for cricket, and plays a key role in promoting cricket in Britain and globally. The host of major Test matches, one day internationals and historic fixtures such as Oxford versus Cambridge, Lord's is also home to the MCC's Indoor Cricket School, the MCC Library and the world famous MCC Museum.
In cooperation with Seetec, GIT SECURITY tests current and new video cameras under standardised conditions in the test laboratory of the SeeTec Hardware Competence Center. The Hardware Competence Center was set up because the data and performance specifications of network cameras as stated by manufacturers are often measured under different conditions and are not always reliable in practice. The results provided a sound basis for planning IP video projects and help to avoid unpleasant surprises.