Security Bulletin Direct: February 2017

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Jason Morriss Redvision

Redvision appoints Jason Morriss as Procurement and Operations Manager.

Redvision, the UK manufacturer of the X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ dome cameras, has appointed Jason Morriss as Procurement and Operations Manager.

Based at the manufacturing site in Alton, Hampshire, Jason’s prime responsibility is to manage Redvision’s supply chain, ensuring the production of the company’s analogue and IP camera ranges runs smoothly.

Jason explains, “My role includes identifying and appointing suppliers of our electronic, electrical and mechanical parts. I liaise with each one regularly, to ensure we receive high-quality products and services at a fair price. This includes both high-volume supply for production, as well as lower volume requirements for the prototype and batch production stages of new product development.”

Jason works closely with the production manager to help enhance business processes; coordinates the flow of components into the production line; ensures correct component inventory; drives operational improvements and quality assurance; all whilst keeping tight control of the purchasing budget.

Jason’s appointment is a direct result of Redvision’s continued growth in UK and international markets, as well as the expansion of its analogue and IP CCTV product ranges.

Jason started his career in hairdressing, with a brief spell as a professional actor, before specializing in procurement 10 years ago. When he is ‘off duty’, Jason’s perfect day would include walking, gardening and following Formula 1.

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SBG launches remote, VMS-based, IT and CCTV monitoring.

The Security Buying Group has launched a unique, remote CCTV, site monitoring service, complete with IT system integrity checks. 

Not only are sites visually monitored 24 / 7, by trained operators using the Digifort open platform VMS, but the IT equipment running the CCTV system is also continuously checked for correct operation. IT equipment can report tell-tale signs of problems, well before any system failure occurs. The IT integrity checks spot these signs, sending specific details which enable engineers to repair the system before the fault escalates or site security is compromised.

Paul Scott, Technical Director at the Security Buying Group, explains, “The CCTV monitoring service applies to sites with any number of static and PTZ cameras. Digifort’s complete range of analytics, edge analytics, ALPR and alarm device handling can be implemented, with operators able to respond, in real-time, to site incidents. Audio challenge, ARC arm facility and guard tour features can also be configured remotely.

“We use Digifort’s client software because it out-performs traditional, central monitoring station software by a long way. It enables remote access and control of a wide range of analytics functionality, with a complete audit trail, vastly improving system management efficiency.

“Our IT integrity check service remotely tracks the management ‘dashboard’ of the servers, storage devices, hard drives or switches in a CCTV system. We can warn our customers days or even weeks in advance of any impending failure, enabling installers to avoid catastrophic, unmanaged failures with preventative servicing.”

If it is not possible to use the Digifort client, monitoring can still be provided through integration with traditional central station software, such as IMMIX.

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Watford Football Club invests in premier league CCTV, with Redvision.

Watford Football Club has recently invested in a high-level, 70-camera, IP CCTV system.

Designed to ensure spectator safety during matches and other events, the new system also provides public safety, site security and site management. Full HD cameras now cover the stadium bowl and pitch; protect key external approaches and turnstiles; and view the internal concourse.

Watford FC was founded in 1881 as a third division club. It steadily progressed through football’s ranks to achieve First Division status in the 1980’s under the late Graham Taylor’s tenure and whilst owned by Sir Elton John. The club qualified for a place in the UEFA Cup and reached the FA Cup Final at that time. Since 2015, Watford FC has reached football’s top flight, with a place in the FA Premier League. This has significantly increased demand for high quality safety and security provision.

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eneo’s 2MP IP domes and bullet cameras include fixed and varifocal lens options.

Eneo’s new economy level, 2MP IP camera range comprises indoor domes, outdoor vandal domes and outdoor bullets. 

Each has a high-quality, fixed or varifocal MP lens option for optimum image quality and performance. The fixed focal lens option is 3.6mm and the varifocal lens option is 2.8 to 12.0 mm, with a 4x optical and 16x digital zoom.

All the eneo IP camera models feature a Full HD, 2MP (1920 x 1080p) progressive scan, 1 / 2.8” Sony IMX322 CMOS sensor with triple video streams (2x H.264 and 1x MJPEG). Further functionality includes digital wide dynamic range (D-WDR); true day / night with ICR cut-filter; eight privacy zones; IR illumination; backlight compensation (BLC); PoE; and analytics, including motion, tampering and defog.

Remote camera configuration is made quick and simple using a secure, web browser interface, compatible with Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Chrome. The new interface adapts responsively to PC and mobile device viewing and includes push focus and push auto focus, macro commands.

All models are ONVIF compliant with ONVIF mapping, where events are defined and encoded as ONVIF alarms to ensure maximum integration with VMS or NVR systems. All outdoor models operate down to -20°C and indoor models down to -10°C.

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Digifort’s version 7.2 enhances VMS search and retrieval efficiency.

Digifort, the open platform VMS and analytics company, is pleased to announce the release of version 7.2 of its market-leading software.

New enterprise features and sophisticated system functionality have been added, however, Digifort remains intuitive to use and simple to manage.

“New features of version 7.2 include metadata processing for increased video processing speed and fast search and retrieval functionality,” explains Francois Levy, Digifort Business Development Director for EMEA. “Our VMS now includes a Timeline Zoom feature for improved navigation. BriefCam video synopsis has been integrated, so operators can locate site incidents quickly using a wide range of simply applied, search criteria, such as object size, colour, direction, dwell time and speed.

“A camera preview pane is included at registration, increasing set up efficiency. Audio recording on motion detection has also been introduced. Alert emails with links to playback video can be sent to individuals or groups. Edge recording now benefits from download control and 64-bit operating systems are supported. Hundreds more camera SDK integrations have been added, making Digifort compatible with over 60 manufacturers video hardware ranges. This is more than any other independent VMS platform.”

Digifort offers end users and installers a cost-effective, VMS and analytics solution with incredible functionality and scalability. It has a broad range of video analytic functions including ANPR, traffic management (speed filter), object tracking, loitering, virtual fence, missing object, abandoned object, face detection, vehicle counting and people counting. All analytics functions can be used to create research and reporting data.

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