Security News » Security installers and integrators http://www.securitynewsdesk.com Security News, Publishing, Products and more... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:11:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Britannia and ACT secure the HQ of the Axiom Housing Association http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/23/britannia-act-secure-headquarters-axiom-housing-association/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/23/britannia-act-secure-headquarters-axiom-housing-association/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:55:34 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42836 Britannia Fire & Security Ltd have secured the headquarters of the Axiom Housing Association in Peterborough using an innovative access control system.

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actBritannia Fire & Security Ltd have secured the headquarters of the Axiom Housing Association in Peterborough using an innovative access control system. The IP-addressable equipment, which is from ACT, consists of proximity readers, door controllers and ACT’s access control software suite.

Axiom operates more than 2,200 homes across Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, and provides housing and services to over 5,500 people. Supported services assist vulnerable people, those leaving care, people with learning difficulties or with mental and physical health needs.

The access control solution installed at Axiom House uses ACTpro 4200 controllers. These are four-door controllers which can be extend up to 16 doors using ACTpro door stations, and networked together with the ACTpro software suite to control up to 4,000 doors. Bandwidth use of the ACTpro system is minimal, and the ACTpro software suite offers auto-discovery and easy maintenance alongside advanced features such as timed anti-passback and counting areas.

Axiom House

Axiom House

Two hundred Axiom staff members have been issued with proximity (125 kHz ACTProx fobs, giving them easily-controlled privileges in order to open doors around the building. Standard rights access is 7 to 7, five days a week, but senior administrators have year-round access to all areas, including sensitive areas such as alarm systems. Axiom opted for new
suppliers when moving premises and wanted to balance ease of access and the precise control that an IP-addressable system provides.

Joseph Seery of Axiom said: “The ACTpro software is easy to configure and update, and we are able to run reports in common data formats such as CSV which can assist other departments such as human resources. In the event of
a fire drill or a fire, we can print a report for mustering purposes. An important feature is that system-users must use their fob to identify themselves to a reader at the main entrance before the fobs will open any internal doors.”

He continued: “Having a flexible access control system helps Axiom in many small ways which can add up to making general facilities management a lot easier. Examples include enrolling staff from our satellite offices who visit regularly onto the system and even issuing fobs to our refuse collectors so that they can access specific areas of the site on a controlled basis during specified time slots on certain days of the week.”

At Axiom House, the ACT installation is linked to Galaxy intruder alarms from Honeywell. Ease of integration between ACTpro and third-party systems means that ACTpro offers installers flexibility and reliability on any project.

The installer for this project, Britannia Fire & Security Ltd , operate in the design, installation and servicing of security, fire detection, alarms and emergency lighting throughout the UK. Recent work has been in healthcare, education (from primary schools through to adult learning), lifestyle shopping and leisure. The company holds accreditation from SSAIB and NICEIC and is ISO 9001 certified. Britannia works to short lead times and is vendor independent.

ACT will be exhibiting at IFSEC 2014 – stand D1925.

More Information:

www.accesscontroltechnology.com

www.britanniaalarms.co.uk

 

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Why are women apparently under-represented in the security industry? http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/23/women-apparently-represented-security-industry/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/23/women-apparently-represented-security-industry/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:21:59 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42808 There is a consensus that security is a male-dominated sector, perceived as unsuitable for women. But why is this the case, and is it an accurate assumption?

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140423 - Male Dominated Industry Stock Image (Custom)There is a general consensus that the security industry is a male-dominated sector, with careers perceived as unsuitable, or even unappealing, to women. But why is this the case, and is it an accurate assumption?

Post 9/11 the perception of security changed. Increased counter terror measures drove innovation, while analogue systems were being replaced by IP and HD technology, and there are new issues like the global debate surrounding privacy and cyber security. This has led to a change in the approach to security.

Attempts have been made to record how these changes affect women in security, and a 2013 study, Agents of Change: Women in the Information Security Profession, authored by Frost & Sullivan and released by (ISC)2 Foundation in partnership with Symantec, present interesting findings.

Women represent just 11% of the information security sector. This is just one sector, but the report highlights that “…in the context of women in the general workforce …this 11% is alarming”. This low figure has remained “stagnant” for two years “despite double-digit increase in this profession”, concluding that the “profession as a whole has been slow in tapping into the pool of talent represented by women”.

The report has implications across the industry. It pinpoints “agents of change”, such as evolving threats, new technologies and increasing competition, as reasons for evolution, determining that by not encouraging women into the profession or the board room companies deprive themselves of untapped resources.

85% of men surveyed held bachelor, masters or doctorate degrees, in comparison to 91% of women. However, the biggest reason sited to encourage diversity is that men and women specialise in different areas. Balance in any company ensures every venture is assessed from every angle.

These statistics are compelling, yet some would argue it’s impossible to gather meaningful data as the basics are missing; namely a lack of research into exactly how many women, or men for that matter, are in the industry.

Rowena Fell, Women's Security Society

Rowena Fell, Associate Director of MSD Global Security Group and Board Member of the Women’s Security Society.

Rowena Fell, Associate Director of MSD Global Security Group and Board Member of the Women’s Security Society, says that we can’t truly prove that women are under-represented.

“There are no quantifiable metrics on the number of women in security,” Fell said, “It is an assumption based on experience. Historically, it’s a profession that seems to be predominantly associated with men, but there’s no proof that this is because women are actively discouraged. It may be that the roles simply do not appeal to women based on this perception.”

The perceptions of the industry greatly interest Fell, who has recently completed a dissertation on the topic for her MA in Security and Intelligence Studies. She highlighted that the security industry needs to be clearly defined before accurate data can be recorded. Based on her personal experience, Fell says that there appears to be increasing numbers of women in security; and this raises another issue.

“As a senior professional it’s clear where the most uneven balance between men and women is –  the board room. There are more male senior executives than female, and I find this strange. Through the Women’s Security Society, I network with top female security professionals, and they are all highly intelligent, well-educated and have vast experience. Clearly women have plenty to offer, and yet they are not represented at the highest levels.”

The Women’s Security Society did not set out to create an organisation solely to champion the cause of women, but to champion sharing knowledge for growth. The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has a similar aim and is a well-respected voice in the industry, setting an example by supporting vital new initiatives. Promoting women, particularly in high level positions, is a prime case of leading by example.

Julie Kenny, Chairman and CEO of Pyronix (read more about Kenny below), was the first female chairman of the organisation, during a time when there were very few women in the industry at all, and this year Pauline Norstrom, Chief Operating Officer at AD Group, takes the helm.

Pauline Norstrom, BSIA Chairman

Pauline Norstrom, Chief Operating Officer at AD Group and incoming BSIA Chairman.

“It’s a great honour to be approached for the role, and I am looking forward to building not only on the work of the two previous chairmen, but also the strong example of Julie Kenny. Julie broke great ground in the industry and there has been no resistance to having a woman in the role, so I feel confident that I have full support,” Norstrom said.

Norstrom, who has been in the industry for 14 years, has seen an increase in women employed in the types of high-risk roles which were traditionally associated with men. However, on regarding a lack of women in the board room, she feels that this is not a security-led issue.

“There are a growing number of women working in physical security roles doing exceptionally well and winning awards,” she said. “This type of success for women is being seen across every sector, so I don’t think there is a barrier to women in the industry. There is a lack of women in executive positions in every industry.”

Everyone seems to agree on the need to erase perceptions surrounding the industry and educate women about the fulfilling and successful career opportunities.

“We need to show young women, as part of the education process, that there are no barriers to them and increase their confidence,” said Norstrom. “So many women are unaware of this lack of barrier, and they have no idea of the array of options in the industry.”

Many leading women currently in the industry say that security was not their first choice. In fact, a BSIA survey aiming to gain better understanding of women in the sector, found that 70 per cent started off in another industry. However, this does not seem to stem from a lack of willingness.

The survey also spoke to female students of all ages and found that 88.33 per cent  would consider security as a career – including 50 per cent  of 18-21 year olds. However, despite an increase in security related education courses, 100 per cent  said there was not enough information about the industry.

It is clear that to create gender diversity that benefits both sexes – and the industry – there needs to be greater awareness of the options a career in security offers at an educational level. This will ensure that the next generation of security professionals is not only diverse, but better educated, and perhaps they will be the generation to bring diversity to the board room, setting an example to other industries.

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It’s vital that groups like ASIS reach out to women and bridge the gap

 

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A10 Networks introduces the Industry’s first 100 Gigabit Ethernet ADC http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/22/a10-networks-introduces-industrys-first-100-gigabit-ethernet-adc-layer-4-7-services/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/22/a10-networks-introduces-industrys-first-100-gigabit-ethernet-adc-layer-4-7-services/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:59:01 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42767 A10 Networks today announced four new Thunder™ Series appliances, including the industry’s first 100 Gigabit Ethernet capable Layer 4-7 network appliance

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A10-networks-logoA10 Networks, a technology leader in application networking, today announced four new Thunder™ Series appliances, including the industry’s first 100 Gigabit Ethernet capable Layer 4-7 network appliance, and new mid-range and high-end models that expand the company’s portfolio of appliances, providing even greater price/performance to customers seeking to scale and secure their most demanding data center applications and networks.

The rapid growth of data center traffic from mobile, cloud, big data and web is creating demand for high performance and scalable data center infrastructure solutions. These trends are increasing the adoption of higher performance compute infrastructures, which are in turn driving the need for higher 40GbE/100GbE networking infrastructure solutions. To meet escalating performance needs, A10 Networks is introducing four new Thunder Series models with flexible 10GbE/40GbE/100GbE interface options and total throughput ranging from 40Gps to 150Gbps. With these new Thunder Series appliances, A10 Networks continues to maintain performance leadership in the fixed Layer 4-7 networking appliance category.

The new Thunder Series appliances are based on A10’s innovative Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) software, which delivers industry-leading price performance for a given amount of memory and CPU resources. They also leverage the same data center efficient designs as other ACOS-based appliances consuming less power, cooling and rack space, which are critically important metrics for large data center operators.

“As data center traffic rates continue to rapidly rise driven by major trends like mobile and big data, our customers see increasing demands on data center networks, requiring ever great scale, performance and security,” said Jason Matlof, vice president of marketing. “A10 has consistently delivered substantially greater price performance relative to our competitors. Today’s announcement of the industry’s first 100GbE L4-7 application networking appliances and other new models continues this leadership. We are committed to delivering our service provider, enterprise and web giant customers high performance solutions that help them keep pace with traffic demands, performance requirements and increasing security threats.”

Models, Price and Availability:

Prices for the new models start at $87,995.

Thunder 4430 and 4430S (“S” models include SSL Security Processors)

  • 6-Core Xeon CPU, 16x10GbE, 4x40GbE
  • Throughput: 38G
  • L4 CPS: 2.7M
  • Available: Now

Thunder 5430-11 and 5430S-11 (“S” models include SSL Security Processors)

  • 10-Core Xeon CPUs, 16x10GbE, 4x40GbE
  • Throughput: 79G
  • L4 CPS: 3.7M
  • Available: Now

Thunder 5630 and 5630S (“S” models include SSL Security Processors)

  • 16-Core Xeon CPUs, 4x1GbE, 24x10GbE, 4x40GbE
  • Throughput: 79G
  • L4 CPS: 6M
  • Available: Q2

Thunder 6630 and 6630S (“S” models include SSL Security Processors)

  • 24-Core Xeon CPUs, 12x10GbE, 4x100GbE
  • Throughput: 150G
  • L4 CPS: 7.1M
  • Available: Q2

More Information:

www.a10networks.com

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From passive to active video surveillance – intelligent cameras from RIVA http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/17/passive-active-video-surveillance-intelligent-camera-riva/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/17/passive-active-video-surveillance-intelligent-camera-riva/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:52:48 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42691 IP cameras with special analytic filters are used as a marketing tool to gain data about customer behaviour and thus optimise marketing activities.

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Einkaufszentrum Kalibrierung 2In retail stores surveillance cameras are no longer used only to prevent and explain shoplifting and burglary. Nowadays IP cameras with special analytic filters are also used as a marketing tool to gain data about customer behaviour and thus optimise marketing activities.

Out of several filters offered by RIVA, an individual analysis package can be designed to meet requirements of the different retail stores. The counting filter is probably the most important filter. Using this filter, customers, who walk through a predefined zone inside the store or crossing a counting line for example at entrances and exits, can be counted without any problems, even in crowds.

Knowing the exact number of customers, several optimisation measures can be adopted. For example, by examining this data, it can be determined, if marketing activities were successful or if products should be placed differently. Also staff schedules can be adapted to the number of customers. Detailed information, which optimisation measures result from the RIVA counting filter, are given in the RIVA case study using the example of the Croatian retail chain Pevec. (rivatech.de/en/about-riva/press-releases).

Another important filter is the dwell filter. Applying this filter, retailers can check if customers dwell within a specific zone, for example at cash points, longer than determined. If customers queue too long at cash points, an alarm can be triggered directly and additional staff can be deployed. As a result waiting times are reduced and customer satisfaction increases. With the people tracking filter objects are tracked in defined areas to analyze walkways and thus improve the store layout or product placement.

RC 3402IR dome

RC 3402IR dome

RIVA´s RC3202HD dome, RC 3402IR dome and RIVA´s RC3302HD remote controllable dome are optimal suitable for retail stores. RIVA´s RC3302HD IP-camera for indoor applications has a remote controllable pan and tilt function as well as a remote zoom/focus control. Thus the camera can be focused via mouse click automatically. The installation can be made easily and quickly even by people with limited technical knowledge.

All zones and lines can be set up individually due to an individual VCA setting for each position. Ten predefined positions can be monitored automatically via a timer function. RIVAs RC3402IR is also suitable for indoor applications. The new RIVA camera is equipped with ten integrated high power IR-LED’s and thus achieves an illumination distance up to 15m. RIVA´s RC3202HD for indoor usage is especially designed for projects with high camera volumes. Combined with the special video analytic filters, all three cameras offer an optimal basis for marketing activities.

More Information:

http://rivatech.de/en

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Security Industry ‘Tough Mudders’ – Join the team if you are tough enough http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/15/security-industry-tough-mudders/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/15/security-industry-tough-mudders/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:48:36 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42587 John Guest of Eligo Recruitment, Chris Worrall of ATEC and Nick Stannard and Luke Webster of Total Security Summit are to tackle the ‘Tough Mudder’ event.

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Tough-Mudder-2012 (2)John Guest of Eligo Recruitment and Chris Worrall of ATEC are joining forces with Nick Stannard and Luke Webster of Total Security Summit to tackle the “Tough Mudder“ event on 26th April.

The obstacle course will test their strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. They will be enduring electric shocks, ice water tunnels and fire walls, all with plenty of mud, not to mention the 12 miles they have to run.

Are you a ‘Tough Mudder’ and want to join them? There is still time to join the team if you are tough enough! Alternatively you can support them and the Jeans for Genes charity by sponsoring them.

To join the team contact John Guest johng@eligo.co.uk.

To sponsor them visit their fundraising page.

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SmartMapping integrates with FUSION-Core-Solar software http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/14/smartmapping-integrates-fusion-core-solar-software/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/14/smartmapping-integrates-fusion-core-solar-software/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:45:14 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42516 Meyertech has announced the integration of Smart Maps with FUSION-Core-Solar VMS. Smartmapping is one of the UKs foremost 3D visualisation studios.

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Meyertech has announced the integration of Smart Maps technology with FUSION-Core-Solar VMS.

Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 11.39.16Smartmapping is one of the UKs foremost 3D visualisation studios. With over 30 years of experience in creating stunning images, the technology partnership between Meyertech and Smartmapping will transform the user experience through the use of enhanced graphics providing end users with a holistic understanding of the buildings they want to protect.

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Speaking on the integration Michael Smart of Smartmapping declared:

‘’Smartmapping has over 30 years’ experience in the CCTV industry, combine this with our unique 3D visualisation skills and we can provide accurate, consistent and well-designed maps for any organisation’’.

‘’The enhancement of FUSION (VMS) with our Smartmapping Technology means the end user can benefit from ease of use, be able to react quickly and make accurate camera selection choices during emergencies or incidents. New users will be able to operate the system without prior site knowledge as the site plans will be available for them instantly’’.

‘’ People interpret and visualise 2D drawings with varying degrees of success, 3D plans are easier to understand as they allow a person who has little experience in reading architectural drawings to understand a space instantly, thus helping the end client and operators to truly visualise how a space will be utilised’’.

The quality and resolution of our maps are clear and concise, pinpointing locations within buildings and public spaces to enable operators to react quickly and efficiently.  

‘’Smartmapping will enhance the FUSION VMS by providing a visually exciting intuitive display to compliment an excellent VMS system’’.

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(Examples of Fusion & Smartcomm Maps)

Speaking on the integration, CRM and Business Development Executive David Wood declared:

The ease with which 3D Smartmapping integrates with FUSION-Core-Solar reinforces its position as the leading VMS solution. At Meyertech we work closely with CCTV Managers and Operators to ensure that the look-and-feel of our software meets the expectations of the end user. This new 3D mapping quite literally adds a whole new dimension to the GIS maps already available within FUSION. Operators can quickly navigate to street level maps and seamlessly switch to internal 3D building layouts with the scroll of a mouse wheel or the click of a hyperlink’’ 

For the latest on Meyertech Innovation, Technology and Initiatives visit our website:  www.meyertech.co.uk

 

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HDBaseT Alliance at NAB 2014: MuxLab to unveil HDBaseT-enabled Extenders http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/14/hdbaset-alliance-nab-2014-muxlab-unveil-hdbaset-enabled-extenders/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/14/hdbaset-alliance-nab-2014-muxlab-unveil-hdbaset-enabled-extenders/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:08:55 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42507 HDBaseT Alliance exhibit at the annual NAB Show will feature two new MuxLab HD-SDI extenders, part of an ever-growing ecosystem of HDBaseT-enabled extenders

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Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 11.04.53The HDBaseT Alliance exhibit at the annual NAB Show will feature two new MuxLab HD-SDI extenders, part of an ever-growing ecosystem of HDBaseT-enabled extenders, matrixes and switchers for various broadcasting installations. The MuxLab extenders allow the transmission of HD-SDI up to 100 meters via Cat5e/6 cable, enabling a move away from coaxial cable that is more expensive and difficult to work with in the field.

HDBaseT enables all-in-one connectivity between HD video sources and remote displays through a single 100m CAT5e/6 cable, delivering uncompressed high definition video, including 4K, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power. Powered by the Valens chipset, HDBaseT has become a global digital connectivity standard with a large and varied product ecosystem that includes video distribution equipment, displays, projectors and AV receivers from more than 90 manufacturers.

Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 11.03.09The HDBaseT Alliance booth (#SU 11914) will feature live demonstrations of how HDBaseT can reduce the costs and complexities of installations.

“Our HD-SDI over HDBaseT extenders enable the use of a more cost-efficient HDMI or HDBaseT display instead of a more costly HD-SDI monitor in video production applications,” said Daniel Assaraf, President, MuxLab. “HDBaseT has become a global standard for digital connectivity, and integrating the technology into our products will enable our customers to reduce the complexities and costs of their projects”

“MuxLab is one of the newest members of the HDBaseT Alliance and brings a proven track record of providing high-quality solutions to the broadcasting industry,” said Micha Risling, Marketing Committee Chair, the HDBaseT Alliance.

More Information:

To schedule a one-on-one demonstration at the HDBaseT Alliance booth (SU 11914), please email press@hdbaset.org.

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Oprema creates truly bespoke solutions for unique security projects http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/14/more-than-just-a-distributor-oprema-provides-truly-unique-solutions/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/14/more-than-just-a-distributor-oprema-provides-truly-unique-solutions/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:46:18 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42503 Oprema, based in Cardiff, is more than just a middleman supplier. It is a company dedicated to sourcing and supplying security equipment products worldwide.

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Matt Epps, Managing Director, Oprema

Matt Epps, Managing Director, Oprema

Oprema, based in Cardiff, is more than just a middleman supplier. It is a company dedicated to sourcing and supplying security equipment products to the trade worldwide, specialising in IP and HD solutions together with Analogue CCTV, Access Control, Door Entry, Fire and Intruder products. 

The multi-brand distributor is driven by a team of talented individuals with years of installer experience. Collectively, the team has over 100 years of technical and product knowledge, which is invaluable when it comes to selecting the latest equipment and partners to bolster Oprema’s product portfolio.

This level of experience ensures an excellent quality of customer service from an informed sales team. Oprema also has a skilled technical support team that is capable of creating utterly bespoke and unique solutions for installers faced with challenging projects.

The distributor prides itself on understanding its customers’ needs, according to Tim Duggan, Technical Director and co-founder of Oprema.  “Our strength lies in our extensive understanding of existing and emerging technologies in the market.  Many of us, including the sales team, have installer experience,” said Duggan. “Therefore, we know exactly what our customers’ projects involve so we have the distinct ability to empathise with their needs. Added to this we provide certified installer training courses to help our customers understand the technology we supply.”

He added that it’s this approach, and a close working relationship between the technical and sales teams, that has led to Oprema developing an assortment of unique security solutions.

One such project is a hydrogen powered CCTV system with clean energy company BOC.  Duggan worked closely with BOC to ensure the final solution was tailored to the specific needs of the installation company and their end user.

Duggan said, “We teamed up with BOC in December 2012 to design and build a fully monitored, hydrogen-powered CCTV system for use at remote construction sites. The primary obstacle to the installation was the isolated environment of the construction site, leaving very limited access to power. After carefully drawing up a suitable technical specification, we set about designing a three-camera system that incorporated a fully functional dome powered by BOC’s Hymera silent hydrogen generator.”

The equipment specification that Oprema devised included a specially designed low-voltage DVR to connect to the client’s monitoring station, which was built and commissioned in-house at the Oprema head office. However, the installation was also designed with more than just efficiency in mind.

“We chose to use the BOC Hymera hydrogen generator as a power supply for more than its convenience and ease of use,” Duggan said. “One cylinder of hydrogen lasts seven days, making it more cost effective by reducing the amount of manned maintenance hours compared to a standard diesel or petrol generator. In addition, the only waste generated is water vapour, meaning the installation has a very low impact on the immediate environment.”

The final result was a system robust enough to operate effectively in the isolated location, with the low-voltage DVR, control module and router housed in a specifically designed weather-proof lockable enclosure. The system proved itself a success within the first two weeks of installation, detecting and preventing two thefts at the construction site, which later led to arrests.

Another installation company approached Oprema hoping to find a solution to a similar problem.

Duggan explains, “On this occasion we teamed up with a company called GB Sol who specialise in manufacturing solar PV modules and mounting systems. Using solar power they managed to enable the two cameras and two wireless transmitters to feed images back to a surveillance office a kilometre away, all year round.”

The support available to Oprema’s customers – over the phone, through remote access and in person – is not the only reason they continue to choose the distributor according to Managing Director, Matthew Epps.

He summed up his company’s philosophy and approach: “We work with respected companies and manufacturers such as Paxton, Milestone Systems, Etrovision, Panasonic, Comelit, Hochiki, Advanced Electronics, Flir and many more.  Anything is possible, but sometimes customers are simply unaware of the options available to them. It is our goal to make sure they get the very best solution by making use of our knowledge.”

You can find out more about Oprema and its range of products on its website.

Links:
Oprema website

 

 

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Complimentary Avigilon case study http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/14/complimentary-avigilon-case-study/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/14/complimentary-avigilon-case-study/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:49:13 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42533 Accurate and effective video surveillance can play an important role in the ongoing performance of a business, no matter what industry you’re in.

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Avigilon logo - megapixel CCTV surveillance video solutionsAccurate and effective video surveillance can play an important role in the ongoing performance of a business, no matter what industry you’re in. However, every industry has different needs, requirements and regulations that require unique and specific approaches to how a video surveillance solution is deployed.

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Down Hall starts phased upgrade to IDIS DirectIP HD CCTV System http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/11/hall-starts-phased-upgrade-idis-directip-hd-cctv-system/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/04/11/hall-starts-phased-upgrade-idis-directip-hd-cctv-system/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:13:39 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=42453 Down Hall, one of England's best country house hotels, has installed IDIS DirectIP using a phased approach to upgrade from its existing legacy analogue CCTV.

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Down Hall 1 (2)Down Hall, one of England’s most established country house hotels, has installed IDIS DirectIP using a phased approach to upgrade from its existing legacy analogue CCTV.  On the Hertfordshire and Essex border, Down Hall chose IDIS partner, Rutledge Integrated Systems (RIS), to manage the security upgrade following a refurbishment to include an exclusive gym, sauna and steam room facility.

IDIS DirectIP impressed with its HD performance, affordability, and the capability for a fast and simple phased install.  With significant experience implementing DirectIP across hotel and leisure complexes, RIS demonstrated the powerful full-HD and networked surveillance capability with a delivery plan that kept the impact on hotel operations to a minimum.

Now complete, the first phase of upgrading 70 cameras across the Down Hall estate includes a one-stop-shop and full-HD solution comprising a range of DirectIP mega-pixel cameras, network video recorders (NVR), bundled video management software, and network switches.  Covering the gym, sauna, steam room, and plant rooms, Down Hall is already realising the benefits of DirectIP surveillance through the improvement of staff and guest safety, and the ability to quickly identify any suspicious behaviour, while retrieval of footage has reduced from hours to minutes.

Down Hall 2 (2)Andrew Oxley, General Manager at Down Hall, noted, “IDIS DirectIP offered an affordable and compelling HD solution without the worry of on-going license fees.  The operational benefits in terms of saving time and the ability to quickly detect and respond to crime are immediate.  While we expect to significantly reduce our maintenance costs compared with the legacy system.  The RIS team ensured minimum disruption to staff and guests, making sure our new facilities opened on schedule as we head into our busiest period of the year.”

Andy Rutledge, Managing Director, RIS, added, “Our fifth DirectIP project, we knew we could offer a competitive solution combined with a staged roll out, which allowed us to install in hours rather than days.  The intuitive interface, very similar to analogue systems, means we then handed over to staff quickly and with minimum fuss.”

Packaged as a one-stop-shop affordable solution, comprising a range of IP cameras, network video recorders (NVR), video management software, and network accessories, DirectIP delivers unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity, combined with highest-quality performance, compatibility, and industry leading pricing.

For more information on DirectIP surveillance solutions, go to www.idisglobal.com or e-mail info@idisglobal.com.

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