Security Bulletin Direct: March 2015

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Redvision has relocated to larger premises.

The relocation follows substantial sales growth in both UK and export markets.

This is the second move in just two years for the UK-based manufacturer of the X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ dome cameras and Redcop™ rapid deployment systems.

“Sales of analogue X-SERIES™ PTZ domes have grown steadily,” explained Mark Ryder, general manager at Redvision. “In the last year alone we have introduced an IP-based, X-SERIES™ to the range, with its own dedicated production line. We have brought the manufacture of the Redcop™ mobile CCTV towers in-house. Service and support levels have increased with our free estimates for repairing and reconditioning used X-SERIES™ PTZ dome cameras. We also continue to offer an upgrade facility on our camera finishes, from powder coat finish in any RAL colour to Standard Marine or Extra Marine, environmentally toughened finishes.

“The move has allowed us to build a new demonstration and training suite where we have many leading CCTV manufactures’ DVR, NVR and VMS control systems operating with our cameras. This is an exciting development that enables us to provide a first tier, technical support and trouble-shooting service, saving our customer’s time and ensuring installations go smoothly.”

The new premises allow for further expansion and will ensure Redvision can continue to meet security market needs in the foreseeable future.

We wish the company all the best in its new home.

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Paul Dodds

Grundig Security appoints Paul Dodds as Country Manager.

Grundig Security has announced the appointment of Paul Dodds as Country Manager for the UK & Ireland. 

Paul’s role is to develop new distribution channels for Grundig Security and support established distribution partner, Security Buying Group.

Grundig Security, a TKH group company, shares the same ownership as Paul’s previous employer, Aasset UK. Paul’s move to CCTV equipment manufacturer Grundig Security is an obvious progression within the $2bn turnover, Netherland’s based, conglomerate.

Paul brings extensive security industry installation, manufacturing and distribution experience to his role. Paul is no stranger to the tools, having trained as an electronic engineer and installer. His sales and management experience includes senior positions in Xtralis, Honeywell, The White Group and ESI where he gained national and international security industry expertise.

Paul Dodds commented, “My focus is on developing the Grundig brand within the UK and Ireland. However, I will also identify opportunities for the wider TKH product portfolio. I will also help inform Grundig’s new product development so we stay ahead of the market with technology and products.

“This new role will open up big opportunities for Grundig and allow me to use all the product and market knowledge I have gained over the last 20 years.”

When Paul is not expanding Grundig’s UK and Irish business he can be seen out on is beloved Honda Fireblade or enjoying the discipline of Wadokai Karate where he is a Black Belt. We wish him well in his new role.

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Improving safety at the DHL managed, Tesco Frozen National Distribution Centre.

A revolutionary new site management system has recently been installed at the DHL operated Tesco National Frozen Distribution centre in Daventry, saving the company hundreds of man hours and dramatically improving efficiency and safety.

DHL Supply Chain Ltd employed integrator Piggott and Whitfield (P & W) to develop an IP CCTV system for monitoring frozen pallet placement and health and safety practice at its deep freeze, automated distribution warehouse. The CCTV system, supplied by Security Buying Group, comprised Aimetis Symphony™ video management software (VMS) with Grundig IP CCTV dome cameras.

The Tesco National Frozen Distribution Centre is a 25,000 sq. m site and one of four similar facilities run by DHL Supply Chain Ltd for Tesco in the UK. It has 500 members of staff working 24/7. The coldstore warehouse is made up of 12 double deep aisles for pallets. It operates at -22°C, with Dematic Automated storage and retrieval cranes replenishing continuously. Aisles are 30m tall and 100m long, with five intermediate floors between aisle groups containing conveyors, where staff members pick goods for delivery to Tesco stores.

The challenge

Suppliers have scheduled delivery times for unloading their frozen cargos. The more efficient the turn around on doors the more effectively the coldstore environment is maintained.

Read full article…

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GCI M0566 F

Grundig’s ultra-HD Fisheye camera includes IR illumination and built-in de-warping software.

The new Grundig Fisheye camera is based on Sony’s advanced 6MP CMOS sensor. The camera, model number GCI-M0566F, has 360° panoramic and 180° viewing options in image resolutions of up to 6MP, 3072 x 2048p at 25FPS. 

It provides ultra-HD overview images of a site and is ideally suited to retail environments.

Grundig has included six IR LEDs in the design, a unique feature of the camera which enables SMART night-time illumination. True day / night functionality, with 0.2 / 0.02Lux sensitivity, delivers impressive low-light performance when IR illumination is overridden.

Despite its compact design, the Grundig Fisheye camera is packed with cutting edge technology. Built-in de-warping presents corrected video streams to NVR or VMS control and recording solutions. Further video stream options include 4MP at 25FPS or 2MP at 50FPS, with simultaneous quad video streams at lesser resolutions.

Digital pan, tilt and zoom control is enabled in live and playback modes. This enables users to zoom into overview images in more detail, after an event. Site coverage is achieved with fewer cameras making it a cost-effective CCTV solution.

Five rectangular privacy zones can be configured and video enhancement features include wide dynamic range (WDR), digital noise reduction (DNR) and back light compensation (BLC).

A built-in SD/SDHC memory slot is compatible with 64GB cards enabling alarm and scheduled recording. PoE, ONVIF Profile S integration, bi-directional audio and webserver access for smartphones (iOS and Android) and tablets are standard.

Grundig’s Fisheye camera can be ceiling or wall mounted with flip, mirror, vertical and rotational settings for optimal site positioning.

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AXIS M7001

Aimetis simplifies outdoor Video Analytics deployments.

Aimetis outdoor motion detection provides reliable vehicle and person detection for Axis network cameras and encoders.

Aimetis Outdoor Motion Detection can be installed on Axis network cameras and encoders. The embedded application detects moving objects within a predefined area of interest, making it possible to automatically trigger an event.

The application can be used in combination with Aimetis Symphony™ video management software (VMS), reducing the CPU load of the server, or with any 3rd party VMS which supports the Axis Event Data-Streaming API.

“As an edge analytic, the server CPU is not impacted since image processing happens directly on the camera,” said Marc Holtenhoff, CEO of Aimetis. “This not only reduces hardware cost on new projects but also makes video analytics viable on existing Axis deployments since server hardware does not require upgrading.”


Reliable person and vehicle detection in outdoor environments

3D model reduces false alarms by filtering objects based on size and location

Simple setup through an intuitive user interface

Embedded rule engine allows alarms to be triggered directly on the camera and sent to third party products, simplifying integration

Rich metadata can be streamed to any VMS, which can be leveraged for historical searches and custom rules

Seamless integration with Aimetis Symphony video management software

Aimetis Outdoor Motion Detection will be on display at ISC Brasil in the Aimetis booth (stand E11). The product will be available beginning Q2 2015 through Aimetis distribution channels.

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