Nov. 03, 2010
Frequent flyers don‘t think twice about walking through an archway at the airport to detect any metal that they are carrying. They are also used to handing over their hand luggage to be scanned for illicit or dangerous substances. Some have now come to accept going through the controversial ‚body scanner‘ that provides airport security with a detailed view of the traveler‘s person, without them having to remove their clothing. But what about those travelling in vehicles? moreOct. 28, 2010
Combining access control and digital video in a single system is easy with Bosch's new generation of access controllers. The controllers support direct integration with the company's latest IP cameras, enabling essential security functions such as video verification and video surveillance both live and via playback, all performed within a web browser and with no additional software needed.
moreOct. 25, 2010
A burglary takes place and there is a great deal of anger about the resulting damage. Fortunately the premises are equipped with a video system which enables the incident to be analyzed in detail. However, the subsequent viewing of the images causes great disappointment because although the recordings show that a theft occurs, it is impossible to identify the thieves. And this despite the fact that a device was specifically chosen whose recordings were described as being "admissible in courts of law". moreOct. 20, 2010
A classy gala party marked the opening of Uniqlo's European flagship store in the trendy Opera District of Paris, on Rue Scribe only steps away from the famed Paris Opera House, Palais Garnier. Uniqlo is Japan‘s leading clothing retail chain with more than 800 stores currently open. The multi-level 2,100 m2 flagship store features innovative digital signage as an integral element of its merchandising strategy. Panasonic iPro box and dome cameras and wrap-around LED panels as well as 53 of Panasonic Visual Display Europe's plasma displays are integrated into the interior design. moreOct. 15, 2010
Cisco announced at ASIS 2010 a series of product innovations that expand the core capabilities of its open-platform safety & security solution that helps communities transform the way they protect people, property, and critical infrastructure. As part of the Cisco Smart+Connected Communities initiative, the solution focuses on improving quality of life of citizens by helping create a safe and secure living environment that is a foundation for supporting sustainable social, environmental and economic growth.
moreOct. 12, 2010
In the press conference at Security Essen show 2010 Gert van Iperen, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Robert Bosch GmbH Security Systems Division gave a positive outlok for the security market in 2010 and 2011. In the Asia Pacific region Bosch is expecting a welcome rejuvenation in the market development and a growth rate of 14 percent in 2010. In Latin America, van Iperen expects the market to grow by eleven percent. moreOct. 07, 2010
Protecting persons, securing valuables, preventing (or at least the early detection of) crime, electrical and electronic systems for secure building automation are increasingly gaining in importance. The technological solutions are correspondingly innovative. Matthias Mezger, Manager of Marketing and Sales Building Automation at Sick, takes a look at the developments in the use of lasers for intrusion detection.
moreAug. 26, 2010
Video surveillance storage is different from standard IT data storage. First, it is important to realise that video surveillance data is fundamentally different from IT data and yet we use the same technology to store both. This technology is based on Hard Disk Drives (HDD) often set within Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), just the same in as in a standard networked data server or PC.