Security Bulletin Direct: June 2014

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The Aimetis Symphony™ open-standard VMS enables highly effective, multi-system integration with many leading security manufacturers.

Aimetis Aimetis Corp., a global leader in intelligent network video management software, has developed and included outstanding system integration functionality within its Aimetis Symphony™ software platform.

Aimetis Symphony™ is an open-standard, IP video management software (VMS). It includes a wide variety of integration tools to meet the requirements of security solutions using multiple manufacturers’ systems and technologies.

Integrators are able to create bespoke security solutions using Aimetis Symphony™, as the software is specifically designed to make integration smooth and simple. It enables system inter-operability and allows all security event management, monitoring and site management data to be centralised. This functionality is useful to large and small applications, from single to multiple sites.

The tools used within the Aimetis Symphony™ software include API/SDK, I/O, TCIP and OPC for comprehensive integration. The security systems integrated include access control, ATM, intruder detection and building management.

Aimetis Symphony™ can be used as the main site management software for any application. It delivers a wealth of security and management data that not only offers a high level of security protection, but also improves site operation, efficiency and marketing and provides building, people and vehicle management.

Aimetis Symphony™ enables video analytics, centralised management and is integrated with products from leading security manufacturers including Siemens, Gallagher, VidSys, RBH Access, Open Options, Johnson Controls Inc., Mer Security, Accellence and many more…

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Grundig’s rugged new 30x optical zoom IP speed dome is IK10, IP66 and withstands -40° to +50°C.

Grundig’s popular, 1080p IP speed dome range now has a 30x optical zoom option. The speed dome, GCI-K2795P, has an IK10 vandal-resistance rating, IP66 weatherproof rating and operating temperature range of -40°C to +50°C.

This makes it the ideal choice for outdoor, rugged applications prone to extremes of weather and temperature.

The GCI-K2795P speed dome features quad video streams. Its high-resolution, 1920 x 1080p, 2MP stream is ideal for Full HD recording with lower resolution D1 or CIF video streams available for viewing on monitors or smartphones. H.264 and MJPEG compression modes ensure efficient video transmission and data storage, saving network bandwidth. Day / night functionality, with WDR, ensures high-quality video images are produced in the most challenging lighting conditions, such as severely backlit scenes or at night.

The Grundig speed dome offers high-speed, 400°/sec pan and tilt movement, with a minimum speed of 0.5°/sec for accurate dome positioning. The impressive 30x optical zoom, complete with 12x digital zoom, enables operators to zoom in and follow events from a great distance.

Installation flexibility is provided with 24V and PoE power options and a range of specialist mounts, including wall, corner, pole, pendant and an adapter for Pelco pendant mounts. The Grundig speed dome has bi-directional audio, a hugely effective crime deterrent, allowing operators to warn off site intruders or issue instructions to site visitors. Further features include 16 programmable privacy zones, 256 pre-sets, 8 tours, 4 alarm inputs and 2 relay outputs. The speed dome is quick and easy to set-up using an intuitive GUI or web browser interface.

The Grundig GCI-K2795P speed domes support ONVIF profile S integration, maximizing compatibility with most leading control systems and VMS solutions.

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Canon acquires Milestone to make major progress in the network video surveillance business.

Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Denmark-based Milestone Systems A/S, a world leading provider of open platform video management software, via its subsidiary Canon Europa NV.

The new combination will create a formidable player in the fast growing network video surveillance market by combining the strengths of Canon’s innovative imaging technology with Milestone’s best in class video management software expertise.

Canon has a clear ambition to drive future growth through diversification and has identified network video surveillance as a strategic new business area. Bringing Milestone into the Canon Group will significantly enhance Canon’s software capabilities in this sector.

Rokus van Iperen, President & CEO, Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa, explains: “Canon is aiming to take a leadership position in network video surveillance and we are making an important strategic investment today to realise our objective to expand in this market. Together with Milestone, we can accelerate our growth by delivering new advanced products and solutions for new sectors, through new channels, to offer greater customer value. We are very excited about working with such a talented and innovative company and we welcome Milestone into the Canon Group”

Lars Thinggaard, President & CEO, Milestone Systems added: “Milestone is extremely excited about the huge potential that being part of a global group will provide. Canon respects how we built our business with our partners and supports our strategy of providing open platform solutions and therefore the need to remain a standalone company within the Canon Group. We feel this step is right for taking both our business and support for suppliers and partners to a new level”

Milestone is the world leader in video management software, with strong consultancy and training services and a major focus on innovation. This creates strong synergies with Canon’s customer focus and R&D culture. As part of the Canon Group, Milestone will be able to accelerate its business and development of new products. In addition, Milestone will be able to use Canon’s business and consumer channels to expand its global market presence.

Following the completion of the acquisition, Milestone’s management will remain in place and they are committed to making this transition a success.

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The 720 x 576p thermal imaging camera from TBT - detecting people at over 800m.

The high resolution TPV-SW-20 / 35, night-vision, thermal camera from TBT, available through the Security Buying Group, has a thermal imaging resolution of 720 x 576 pixels.

It out-performs most other thermal camera’s currently available in the security industry; successfully detecting people at night from over 800m away.

The thermal camera is designed for medium to long-range perimeter surveillance applications and offers extensive detection and recognition distances. Using its 35mm lens option, with a field of view 15.6°, it will detect people and vehicles at up to 803m and 2539m respectively, identifying them at 97m or 285m. The 20mm lens option gives a shorter, but wider field of view at 27°. This lens option will detect people and vehicles at up to 459m and 1348m respectively, identifying them at 97m or 285m. Thermal technology will also successfully detect people and vehicles in rain, mist and fog.

The camera’s rugged, weatherproof case withstands the most challenging environments. It has an optional, 1000 hour saltwater-resistant coating, for extreme weather conditions, so it can be used in coastal locations such as ports, harbours, sea fronts and marinas. The 3G, vibration-resistant option ensures reliable operation in transportation and mobile applications.

The night-vision camera’s thermal imaging video stream is produced using TBT’s unique, micro bolometer thermal sensor. It has 720 x 576 pixels Clear Video Resolution, a Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference (NETD) of less than 40mk and a Pixel Pitch of 25µm. TBT’s medium resolution, combined video and thermal imaging, night-vision camera with 320 x 240 pixels thermal resolution, has already been successfully launched by the Security Buying Group.

The mechanism is robust, reliable and designed for ease of installation and set-up. It has a hinged, external OSD key control panel with keypad; a concealed cable mounting bracket, with built-in junction box, which allows 3-axis adjustability; and the camera operates between -35°C and 55°C.

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Comnet 300 CL SFP

The CopperLine® CL-SFP can be used in any Ethernet switch SFP socket that supports 100BASE-FX.

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CL-SFP Ethernet over COAX/UTP distance extending SFP Features:

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Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) module can be plugged into any Ethernet switch with SFP ports that support 100BASE-FX

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Redvision’s 40x optical zoom RVX40-SERIES™ PTZ and dome cameras offer enhanced low light performance and resolution.

UK manufacturer, Redvision, has launched a 40x optical zoom RVX40-SERIES™ rugged PTZ and dome camera to replace the current 36x zoom model.

The new RVX40 has enhanced low light performance and resolution and retains the popular X-SERIES™ rugged, outdoor design. It is supplied ready to install as a dome, but easily converts into a ball PTZ camera by removing the dome top cover.

The technologically advanced RVX40-SERIES™ uses a ¼” CCD sensor with exceptional low-light sensitivity and 670TVL resolution for clear, precise images. It has wiper, IR light and Dual Light (combined IR and white light) options. Night-time surveillance is enabled with IR or white light, ultra-efficient, LED illumination. The IR illumination allows covert operation, whereas the white light allows operators to identify, spotlight and track intruders. Each camera has 100 pre-sets, 8 tours and up to 24 privacy masks, to meet application and legal requirements.

The RVX40 camera’s impressive 40x optical and 12x digital zoom enables long range scene surveillance. The IR version will provide illumination up to 100m and facial recognition beyond 30m. The Dual Light, IRWL version, also has a 100m illumination range in both light modes and will toggle between IR and white light on alarm activation, pre-sets or manually.

The RVX40 cameras have a flat, toughened glass window for the camera view. This provides superior optics and allows an optional, silicone wiper blade for removing water droplets and dirt. The RVX40 offers 360° continuous rotation and when pedestal mounted, is able to see above the horizon, ensuring no part of its video image is obscured by the camera casing. It is available in a range of colours and finishes to suit environmental needs and has a comprehensive choice of mounts and brackets.

Redvision is known for producing cameras with outstanding green credentials and the RVX40-SERIES™ is no exception. Power consumption is low, the LED lighting is highly efficient and additional flood lighting is not required, so the total cost of ownership is kept to a minimum.

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Grundig protects Avia self-service fuel stations.

Avia, a chain of self-service petrol stations in Belgium, has recently installed Grundig CCTV equipment at an unmanned site.

Belgomine NV, distributor of the Swiss brand AVIA in Belgium, is the biggest, independent petrol station company in Belgium. The company has four key priorities; quality, price, proximity and partnership. These key priorities are directly affected by the company’s security and surveillance provision at each site. Ensuring the safety of its customers is paramount, whether they are using city centre or rural service stations. Protecting sites, customers and fuel helps to keep costs low and makes product pricing hugely competitive.

Eric Audenaert, technical manager of Belgomine, explained what the company needed in terms of security at the fuel station. “We were looking for a system that would observe the general operation of the site, whilst also providing detailed images for an automatic number plate recognition system (ANPR). The site is busy, with a high volume of vehicles of all sizes passing through. It is important to ensure the site runs efficiently and effectively. We wanted to be able to respond immediately and appropriately to any incidents as they occur. All events are recorded for evidential purposes and clear images of vehicle number plates are provided to resolve disputes and support criminal investigations. The CCTV system also had to work in conjunction with a site access control system.”

Belgomine chose installation company Tim Security to manage the CCTV and security project from start to finish. Tim Security was selected because of its proven track record in fuel station security. The company offers a complete service from design and installation to integration and post-sales support. Its exceptional customer care and more than 150 years combined security experience meant the company could meet all Avia’s requirements.

The new CCTV system comprises six Grundig HD SDI day/night bullet cameras. These offer full HD, high resolution, WDR and night vision using 42, built-in, infra-red LEDs, ideal for ANPR. The cameras are connected to a Grundig, eight channel HD-SDI DVR for recording and playback of video images. The cameras are used to protect entrances, exits and pumps and are monitored remotely 24/7.

Grundig HD SDI security cameras were chosen because they provided outstanding image quality, have an excellent reliability rating and are competitively priced. In addition, the cameras offered significant upgrade cost savings. The new HD-SDI cameras directly replaced old analogue ones on the same coaxial cable infrastructure. Installation was carried out quickly, with little disruption, and no new cabling was necessary.

The images from each camera are viewed live at Avia’s head office; a facility which is used to monitor all Avia fuel stations around the clock. An intuitive monitoring screen allows each camera view to be watched simultaneously. Using a simple mouse click, single camera views are enabled. No audio “listening” is used in the system, although it is an option technically, as it is not allowed under Belgian law.

Operators monitor all Avia petrol stations remotely to ensure they are functioning properly and efficiently. Any incident is immediately identified and action taken. This can include relatively simple issues such as a car break down requiring assistance or a pump malfunction requiring an engineer call out. More serious incidents, such as vandalism, “drive-off” theft, the misuse of fuel tank cards or planned criminal activity on site are also monitored and recorded. Response to these more serious incidents can involve the police and detailed evidence is provided.

Avia was so impressed with the results that it plans to install the same camera systems at further sites. The Grundig system provides evidential-level images; the operators respond immediately and appropriately to incidents; and the site is kept safe and operational at all times. In the first few months of operation, Avia has already benefitted from the deterrent effect of the system. This, combined with cost-effective equipment and installation, has helped keep fuel prices competitive and uphold Avia’s quality, price, proximity and partnership promise to all fuel station users.

German video security excellence – by Grundig.

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The RedCop™ rapid deployment CCTV tower available for hire - delivery and monitoring included.

RedCop™ is a trailer-mounted, rapid deployment, CCTV tower manufactured in the UK by Redvision CCTV. It provides an immediate surveillance solution for any site, however remote, and is ideal for temporary or semi-permanent CCTV applications.

Its combination of PTZ and fixed cameras provides real-time site surveillance, alerting operators to intrusion. It will run for 72 hours without external power.

RedCop™ 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 coverage and Genesis wireless PIR detectors sense site movement. Audio functionality allows operators to communicate with site visitors and warn off intruders.

The Dual-Light PTZ provides close-up, high-quality video images of incidents, using its zoom functionality. 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.

Hired weekly, Redcop is delivered to site and set up within minutes. It is compact, simple to install and extremely robust. It is maneuvered into position by one person and the telescopic tower is extended horizontally, before being raised by hydraulic ram. The battery powered PIR detectors can be tower-mounted or positioned around the site. Its trailor wheels can also be removed as an extra, anti-vandal measure.

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

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