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.
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.
Grundig Security, one of the leading manufacturers of security equipment for professional integrators, will be exhibiting its latest new products at Ifsec 2013. The company's stand design gives integrators hands-on experience of its comprehensive, high-quality range.
High definition megapixel cameras can cover larger areas with fewer cameras while delivering superior detail and improving overall security operations. This translates into lower infrastructure costs and improved overall return on investment (ROI), enabling users to deploy less expensive video systems with megapixel cameras while achieving better performance and functionality. These efficiencies become even more compelling when deploying panoramic view megapixel camera systems.
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.
Lugano is situated in the very south of Switzerland idyllically at the shore of the lake that owes his name to the city. As with everything else, people in Switzerland place great importance on smooth perfection. For this reason the "Polizia Città di Lugano" has integrated numerous different information, process and alarm systems into a functional unit. In this process a secure and ergonomically exemplary solution was created which is easy to handle and future-proof.
Axxon Next is a new-generation video management software that is based on open standards to offer an open platform. It is a user-friendly, intuitive system that lets security personnel get started quickly and easily without needing to learn complicated workflows and procedures. The ergonomic interface simplifies usability and makes it easy to access the system's full functionality right away.
If you have used any means of public transportation recently, you have almost certainly noticed that security measures have been continuously stepped up in recent years. Since al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's killing by U.S. Forces in May 2011, many Americans as well as those living in other major cities worldwide are still anxious of a retaliatory terrorist attack today. Security threats can also be countered by alert members of the public who report suspicious activity or items quickly by using dedicated communications systems.
IQ in Vision has been designing, manufacturing and marketing the IQ eye line of HD megapixel IP cameras since 1998. The company with its headquarters in San Juan Capistrano, California has announced through its regional office in Amsterdam that the Elkerliek Hospital in the Netherlands has chosen their HD megapixel cameras for its recent upgrade to IP video surveillance.