Security Bulletin Direct: September 2016

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Redvision X SERIES Dual Light

Redvision appoints specialist distribution partner, ASV Singapore.

Redvision’s international growth continues with the appointment of specialist distribution partner, ASV Singapore.

Redvision CCTV continues its expansion into international markets with the appointment of ASV Singapore, its prime distribution partner in Asia.

ASV Singapore is run by a young, dynamic team with significant engineering expertise. The company provides customers with intelligent, integrated security solutions and prides itself on its outstanding system design and support services. ASV is also expanding, having recently opened PT ASV Teknologi in Indonesia.

Redvision’s MD, Dermot Grace, stated, “As Redvision enters global markets, our priority is to identify and appoint distributors with outstanding, in-house engineering capability. This ensures our products are supported by a professional, technical team, maintaining and growing our high-quality reputation around the world. ASV works closely with us to ensure their customers receive the very best solutions for each application.”

ASV has worked on numerous, large and prestigious projects, including the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix and the ASEAN Para Games. The company has public space, government, police, highways and commercial application expertise with specialist, perimeter protection knowledge using analytics.

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Digifort Brief Cam

Digifort integrates BriefCam with its open platform VMS.

Digifort integrates BriefCam with its VMS platform for advanced video review and search functionality.

Digifort has partnered with BriefCam to offer operators exceptional forensic search and review functionality, from within its open platform, video management software (VMS) platform.

“Briefcam is a powerful video search tool, which integrates with Digifort’s intelligent data processing to make surveillance systems far more effective,” explains Francois Levy, Digifort Business Development Director for EMEA. “BriefCam enables operators to locate specific incidents quickly using a range of simply applied, search criteria.”

Video data from Digifort is uploaded from each camera channel. BriefCam’s intelligent algorithms use metadata to extrapolate objects and activity from within each camera video stream. This is done using search criteria such as object size, colour, direction, dwell and speed.

BriefCam’s Video Synopsis® tool takes all the video data that matches the search criteria, from many surveillance hours, and overlays it onto a new video lasting just a few minutes. Each incident is tagged, allowing operators to isolate individual, relevant incidents for viewing, from a single click. For example, a search of all yellow cars travelling on a highway between 13:00 hrs and 15:00 hrs would show all occurrences overlaid onto just a few minutes of video. The operator can quickly identify the specific car of interest and by clicking it, instantly view the full video of its movement.

Francois stated, “Adding BriefCam to any Digifort VMS system allows users to identify unseen and unreported events; significantly reduce data searching times by using specific object features; process evidence very quickly; reduce operator search times and costs and export and share data effectively.”

Applications where BriefCam has experienced great success already include transport infrastructures, airports, stations, retail outlets, town centres, car parks, warehouses, industrial and commercial sites.

BriefCam has developed its technology partnership with Digifort to allow powerful integration opportunities with other site security and management tools, such as fire alarms, intruder, access control and building management systems.

Digifort is excited to work with BriefCam and offer customers enhanced search features alongside its high specification intelligent VMS solutions.

An unlimited number of secure client PCs, tablets and smartphones can access and view the Digifort system.

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Eneo rugged PTZ

A tough new PTZ from eneo with rugged good-looks.

Eneo’s next generation, rugged PTZ dome camera, the IPP-82A0030MIA, comes with a wide range of features.

These include a 1 /2.8” 2MP (1920 x 1080p) progressive scan Sony STARVIS CMOS, day-night sensor; triple video streams (2x H.264 and 1x MJPEG) at up to 60FPS; 30x optical, 4.3~129.0mm auto-focus zoom (AFZ) lens; and 16x digital zoom. The lens produces optimal image quality, day and night, with Smart IR extending night-time viewing distances up to a massive 300m.

The rugged PTZ’s outdoor housing is made from tough aluminium. It has an IP66 moisture ingress-rating and an impressive, outdoor operating temperature range of -30°C to 65°C.

“The rugged dome includes some very practical installation features for installers,” explained Martin Morris, eneo Business Development Manager UK & Ireland. “It offers Ultra PoE, or 12vDC power options, with a PoE mid-span included for installations with longer cable runs. Power consumption, with IR illumination switched on, is only 28W. A microSDHC card slot is included for up to 32GB of on-board recording. The dome is also multi-cast compliant, with real time WDR at 120dB and 2D and 3D digital noise reduction (DNR).

“The rugged dome has four alarm in and one alarm relay output, with alarm management actions including FTP, E-Mail, HTTP, boost and SD-card recording. It is ONVIF compliant, with ONVIF mapping, so events are defined and encoded as ONVIF alarms to ensure maximum integration with VMS or NVR systems. Analytics functionality includes motion, tamper, video-loss, line, field and face detection, with a ‘Defog’ setting, along with eight privacy zones and two-way audio. Its Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) feature also prevents any detrimental effect on video image quality caused by movement and vibration, such as from wind.”

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Redvision appoints Stephen Lightfoot as Technical Manager.

Redvision, the UK manufacturer of the X-SERIES™ rugged PTZ dome cameras and Redcop™ rapid deployment systems, has appointed Stephen Lightfoot as Technical Manager. 

The appointment results from Redvision’s continued growth in UK and international markets and further expansion of its camera ranges.

Stephen’s responsibilities include managing the technical team and supporting the company’s analogue and IP product portfolio and RedCop rapid deployment, CCTV towers. Stephen will also assist Paul Hucker, Redvision’s owner, with product management, the development of new products and management of the VMS and analytics integration roadmap.

Paul Hucker commented, “Stephen has exactly the security expertise we want. I am confident he will provide first class customer support and I am looking forward to his valuable technical input in our new product introduction process. He is an IP and network specialist who brings innovative ideas and significant, high-level experience to his new role.”

Stephen has worked within the security industry for many years, including in technical roles for Sanyo and more recently at European Security Partners with the LG range.

Stephen added, “I am pleased to be working for such a well-respected UK manufacturer. I join a passionate, customer-focused team. I will enjoy supporting and helping develop products that offer superior functionality and smooth integration with all the latest network technologies and control systems.”

When Stephen is not at work he can be found sea canoeing or on his mountain bike.

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Fears over rise of Chinese CCTV manufacturer HikVision.

State-run company is Britain’s biggest camera provider. Security chiefs call for oversight as May signs nuclear deal.

China’s investment in Britain came under fresh scrutiny last night after Beijing was revealed to be the country’s biggest provider of surveillance equipment.

Hikvision, a company controlled by the Chinese government, has sold more than a million closed-circuit television cameras and recorders to British clients who have installed them at sites including airports, government buildings, sports stadiums and the London Underground.

Former MI6 officers and security ministers called for greater oversight of Chinese business after an investigation revealed that no national security assessment had been made of Hikvision’s British operations. Some suggest that the cameras could be hacked from Beijing.

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Communist state funded CCTV company has eyes across the globe

With cameras that can “see in the dark”, automatically track vehicles and count the number of people entering and leaving a building, Hikvision’s surveillance tools are in high demand from governments and businesses.

Quick to tout its latest innovations, the Chinese company has been less vocal about an equally significant reason for its success — the backing and financial support of the country’s communist government.

Hikvision was formed 15 years ago by two employees of a state-run video-surveillance research body. From its towering headquarters in Hangzhou, two hours from Shanghai, the firm’s 15,000 employees today sell a huge range of…

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Alexi Mostrous, Head of Investigations | Billy Kenber, Investigations Reporter

September 16 2016, The Times

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