Security Bulletin Direct: December 2014

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Perth Airport selects Aimetis for its 570 camera intelligent video management solution.

Aimetis Symphony™ has been selected as the video management software (VMS) platform for Perth Airport, Australia.

At 570 cameras, the airport security system is amongst the largest video surveillance installations in Australia. Perth is one of Australia’s leading airports, handling over 13 million passengers each year. It employs over 8,000 staff across multiple sites and has a retail outlet with 120 tenant shops.

Aimetis Symphony™ has provided Perth airport with a single platform for new IP network cameras and upgraded, existing analogue cameras. Re-using existing analogue cameras within the same IP CCTV system represents a cost-saving opportunity. The Aimetis Symphony™ system is also scalable, allowing new network cameras to be added easily, as required.

“The use of network video management software is a critical element of our airport security strategy,” said Fiona Lander, Executive General Manager of Perth Airport.

“After extensive comparisons with leading VMS providers, Aimetis Symphony™ excelled in terms of reliability, quality and scalability, essential for such a large application. Aimetis Symphony™ has video analytics included and 20% of the cameras deployed run analytics for combinations of motion tracking, object classification, people and vehicle counting, virtual fence, restricted areas, left and removed object, wrong direction, loitering and dwell time.”

Perth Airport has 570 new and existing analogue and IP cameras. The airport is undergoing a planned redevelopment and expansion programme, so this number is expected to increase significantly.

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Sony Xarina™ technology in Grundig IP cameras.

Grundig’s new IP camera range uses Sony Xarina™ digital signal processing (DSP) technology, with 1.3MP and 2MP Sony Exmor™ CMOS sensor options.

Xarina™ DSP is an all-in-one IP camera platform, combining image signal processing (ISP) and video stream encoding. It produces exceptional low light performance and wide dynamic range (WDR).

“Xarina™ options are available for Grundig box cameras, indoor fixed domes, outdoor vandal domes and outdoor bullet cameras,” explained Andreas Franusic, product manager at Grundig. “Xarina™ makes the Grundig cameras extremely sensitive in low light. 3D Noise Reduction lowers the noise caused by chroma gain control, improving its signal-to-noise ratio and low light sensitivity. The cameras will also run at up to 60FPS, increasing sensitivity again and reducing motion blur. As light levels drop, the camera will remains in its colour mode for longer, with improved visibility, before IR illumination is activated.

“The Quad Scan WDR, enabled by the Sony Exmor™ CMOS sensor, produces excellent image quality in high-contrast, heavily back lit scenes. We have kept the 1.3MP box camera option in our portfolio because it has a larger, 1/3” sensor to increase sensitivity still further, producing colour images at 0.03Lux.”

The Xarina™ IP camera range produces quad, Progressive Scan video streams in H.264 and MJPEG formats. Full HD, 1080p streams can be used for recording and lower resolution 720p, D1 or CIF video streams (which transmit more efficiently and use less bandwidth) can be used for PCs, tablets and smartphones, which do not display in Full HD.”

True day / night functionality and IR LED illumination are standard across the range. SD/SDHC card slots, PoE and ONVIF Profile S integration are included, with webserver access to remotely view, monitor and control Grundig cameras.

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Hanwha Group acquires shares of Samsung Techwin.

An agreement has been signed which will see the controlling shareholders of Samsung Techwin, including Samsung Electronics, Samsung C&T and other Samsung Group affiliates, sell their holding stakes in Samsung Techwin to Hanwha Group.

Mr Jong Wan Lim, Managing Director of the Security Solution for Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd, said: “Hanwha Group’s investment in Samsung Techwin will enable us to continued research, design, and development of innovative market leading solutions that will create new business opportunities and ensure our future growth. Customers can be assured that it is ‘business as usual’ and that there will be absolutely no disruption to the supply of products or to the normal high levels of pre and post sales support that customers have come to expect from Samsung Techwin”

The transaction is expected to be completed during the first half of 2015, subject to approval from antitrust regulatory authorities in relevant jurisdictions.

Founded in 1952 Hanwha Group is a global leader in a broad range of businesses spanning the spectrum of manufacturing, construction, finance, services, and leisure industries. The Group’s 52 domestic and 90 overseas affiliates together provide a multitude of customers around the globe with premier products and services. In 2013, Hanwha Group achieved a total revenue of USD 35.13 billion, whilst its assets were valued at approximately USD117.4 billion.

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More torque and less action for Redvision’s X-SERIES™ cameras!

An increased torque setting in Redvision’s X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ and dome camera range serves to lock the camera in place when motionless.

The setting is designed for applications where there is more load on the camera head, such as when the Visor sun-shield is fitted; for locations where birds may land on it, such as seagulls in coastal and maritime applications; and where the camera is exposed to high winds.

“The torque level of the motors in the pan and tilt mechanism of the X-SERIES™ camera is now adjustable,” explained Paul Hucker, Managing Director of UK-based CCTV manufacturer, Redvision. “High torque in a moving PTZ camera is what makes the camera quick and responsive. When stationary, high torque has the effect of locking the camera in position and resisting unwanted movement. The compromise is that energy consumption increases with torque.

“The factory settings of the X-SERIES™ are designed to balance speed and efficiency, for the majority of applications. We have torque set at 50% for when the camera is stationary, which is energy efficient. Maximum torque is engaged during movement, achieving pan speeds of 200°/sec and tilt speeds of 100°/sec.

“The new adjustable setting allows customers to increase the stationary torque to 100%, where appropriate. This holds the cameras in position, resisting unwanted movement resulting from birds, exposure to wind and where the Visor is fitted.”

The torque setting adjustment applies to the 18, 28 and 40x X-SERIES™; with and without IR and white light LEDs; and with and without wipers.

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VPS 12 from Security Buying Group 2

The new Video Processing Server range from SBG matches NVRs on price.

The Video Processing Server (VPS) range, from Security Buying Group, is an industrial server solution, pre-loaded with Aimetis Video Management Software (VMS).

The VPS range competes with NVRs on price, even in the sub 16 channel surveillance market, and has significant, additional performance benefits. Each VPS comes with a 64bit Windows operating system (OS) installed on a solid-state drive (SSD), for maximum reliability and stability. They can be built with 4TB, 9TB and 12TB storage options and utilize 24/7/365 surveillance grade HDDs, with a 3 year warranty. The VPS 4 has a 1U chassis with 4TB and an Intel processor. The VPS 9 and 12 have a 2U chassis with 9 or 12TB and an i7 processor.

“The VPS 4 is designed for systems with up to 20, Full HD channels”, explained Paul Scott, technical manager at the Security Buying Group. “The VPS 9 and 12 are designed for systems with a maximum of 40 Full HD channels, and offer up to four additional analytics channels. Resolutions are up to 1080p on all channels at 25FPS, reaching a staggering 1000FPS on the 40 channel options.

“Whereas NVRs are typically supplied in 8 and 16 channel formats, the VPS can be loaded with the exact number of channels required for each application, capitalizing on the flexibility of the Aimetis VMS. This makes the VPS range highly competitive because installers simply buy what they need. If the system grows, more licenses can be added, without reaching the 8 and 16 channel limitations of NVRs. At 40 channels, we still use only a single VPS, whereas in more traditional security applications, three NVRs would be required.”

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