Security Bulletin Direct: January 2015

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Red Cop

The RedCop™ rapid deployment CCTV tower, from Redvision, is in full production.

Production of the RedCop™ trailer-mounted, rapid deployment, CCTV tower is growing to meet demand.

RedCop™ is an all-in-one CCTV system, manufactured in the UK by Redvision CCTV. It provides an immediate surveillance solution for temporary or semi-permanent CCTV applications, however remote.

“RedCop™ is rented on a weekly or monthly basis,” explained Paul Hucker, Managing Director of Redvision. “We deliver it to site and set it up within minutes, including a remote monitoring option. It comprises an X-SERIES™ Dual-Light rugged dome camera mounted on top of a 6m telescopic tower. Four static, 2MP IP cameras provide continuous site surveillance and PIR detectors sense site movement, alerting operators. A two-way audio functionality allows operators to communicate with site visitors or warn off intruders.

RedCop™ is designed it to be maneuvered into position by one person and the telescopic tower is extended horizontally, before being raised by a hydraulic ram. Although mains powered, RedCop™ will run for 72 hours without external power. The battery powered PIR detectors can be tower-mounted or positioned around the site. Its trailer wheels can also be removed as an extra, anti-vandal measure.

Paul added, “The Dual-Light’s infra-red and white-light illumination enables clear, night time operation, with full scene illumination at up to 100m and facial recognition at 40m. In white-light mode, RedCop can spotlight and track intruders, making it highly effective as a crime deterrent.”

RedCop uses 3G, wireless communications and is monitored using the industry-standard, IMMIX control software.

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Aimetis is awarded Axis development partner of the year for the third time!

Aimetis has recently been awarded the Application Development Partner (ADP) of the Year title for North Asia, by Axis.

This is the third time in four years that Aimetis, a global leader in intelligent IP video management software, has received the accolade. It was presented at the Axis Partner Summit 2014 in Hong Kong.

The Axis ADP programme has been developed to ensure Axis network video products are deeply integrated into reliable application solutions. The programme ensures product compatibility to create reliable and optimized network video management solutions, for most industry segments. The Aimetis / Axis partnership allows both companies to work together on a global basis delivering best-in-class solutions to their mutual customers. The collaboration offers a high level of customer service and includes providing application components such as VAPIX®, technical documentation, SDKs and dedicated development support.

Mr. Fan Look, Axis Regional Director of North Asia commented, “For Aimetis to have earned this accolade for three out of four years is an exceptional achievement. It is a testament to Aimetis’ high quality, industry-leading video management software (VMS). Axis continues to work with Aimetis in North Asia on joint initiatives, offering superbly integrated video surveillance solutions. This partnership benefits our mutual customers, creates a high level of customer satisfaction and keeps us very competitive in a developing market.”

“Aimetis is once again delighted to be honoured by Axis and the ADP Program,” said David Almasi, VP of Global Sales, Aimetis. “This award recognises our success in providing cost-effective and easy to use solutions that deliver real value to our customers.”

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For more information on Aimetis products and services in the UK, please contact the Security Buying Group on 0161 480 5922 or visit

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Dome drying

Grundig exhibits at Intersec Dubai – Hall S2, booth D26.

Grundig Security will showcase its new IP camera and recording solutions at the INTERSEC exhibition in Dubai, January 2015 - Hall S2, booth D26.

Specialist cameras, designed by Grundig Engineering, include a 6MP Fisheye with IR and a 4K (8MP) box camera. Technological developments used within the wider IP camera range include Sony Exmor® CCD sensors with Xarina™ digital signal processing (DSP) and P-Iris image enhancement. Facial detection and analytics are also built in to several models.

The exhibition booth itself features retail and city surveillance zones to demonstrate the new camera range and technologies.

“P-Iris increases the camera’s image contrast, clarity, resolution and depth of field,” explained Andreas Franusic, product manager at Grundig. “Xarina™ DSP technology combines image signal processing (ISP) with video stream encoding to produce an exceptional wide dynamic range (WDR). This, and a 60FPS setting, makes the Grundig cameras extremely sensitive in low light and reduces motion blur. The IP cameras also remain in colour mode for longer, with improved visibility, before IR illumination is activated.”

On a practical note, Grundig will also be showing its new water-repellent, Rain-Wash coating for the optical surfaces of domes. Rain and dirt simply run off, keeping surfaces clean and preventing condensation, even in damp environments.

The new 4K2K, 8MP box camera delivers outstanding detail at an unprecedented resolution. The indoor, 6MP Fisheye camera, designed for indoor use, comes with de-warping functionality built in. It simultaneously provides a 4MP 360° stream and secondary, 2MP, de-warped 2 or 4 way stream.

Motorized auto-focus and zoom (AFZ) is featured on some models. IR LED illumination, quad video streams, SD/SDHC card slots, PoE and ONVIF Profile S integration are standard across the range.

For more information on Grundig CCTV products contact +49 (0) 2191 374 9883 or visit

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Paul Scott technical director SBG

The Security Buying Group appoints Paul Scott as technical director.

Paul, who joined the company in 2013, has extensive IP CCTV, network design and integrated security system expertise.

He brings 25 years of experience to the position with previous roles in engineering, technical support and product management for security companies including DM, Honeywell and Sensormatic.

Paul explains, “I will continue to help manage our IP CCTV products and services. This includes training and supporting customers using and deploying Aimetis Video Management Software and Video Analytics. We offer system design, pre-configuration and commissioning services both off-site and in-situ. With server based solutions, like Aimetis, we provide storage calculations for standard, RAID 5 and RAID 1 configuration; network bandwidth calculations for cameras and storage; server specifications for operating Aimetis as a VMS and with analytics; and client PC options for viewing and control. We supply high quality security products to UK integrators, with equally high-quality engineering support services behind them.”

Security Buying Group now provides the engineering services its customers value most, whilst still offering very competitive pricing on products. The system design and support also includes all HD-SDI and analogue ranges.

The Security Buying Group Ltd is the UK agent for Grundig and Aimetis distributor.

For more information on Security Buying Group Ltd contact 0161 480 5922 or visit

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Samsung sells Samsung Techwin ~ a research note by IHS

Samsung Techwin recently announced that Samsung Group affiliates will sell their holding stakes in Samsung Techwin to Hanwha Group

Samsung Techwin is a major supplier of video surveillance equipment. Hanwha Group is a large South Korean conglomerate.

Our Take

Samsung Techwin has grown rapidly during the last decade and is estimated to have been the fifth largest supplier of video surveillance equipment in the world in 2013. Despite this, by the company’s own impressive standards, 2013 itself was a tough year and it did not gain market share. For a company that likes to be a market leader in its core business areas, this must have been a setback.

According to principal analyst, Jon Cropley: “Prices fell quickly in the video surveillance market in 2013, as vendors from China undercut their global competitors and increased their market shares”

The sale of Samsung Techwin will allow Samsung to focus on its core businesses such as smartphones. It will also provide Hanwha Group a clear opportunity to benefit from entering a market which is forecast to grow at an average of over 10% during the next five years. Hanwha will need to make sure Samsung Techwin maintains a clear strategy for success though as competition is fierce and the supply base is highly fragmented. There are hundreds and hundreds of suppliers of video surveillance equipment and the top 15 accounted for less than 50% of global revenues in 2013.

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