Security News » Product News http://www.securitynewsdesk.com Security News, Publishing, Products and more... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:33:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Shield Security Makes Payroll Queries a Thing of the Past by Investing in the Future http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/25/shield-security-makes-payroll-queries-thing-past-investing-future/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/25/shield-security-makes-payroll-queries-thing-past-investing-future/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:01:44 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45208 Shield Security, a full service security business based in Hull - established over 10 years ago and employing more than 300 security officers, has recently invested in the WebeX employee and client web portal for ...

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shield securityShield Security, a full service security business based in Hull – established over 10 years ago and employing more than 300 security officers, has recently invested in the WebeX employee and client web portal for Logosoft Roster Manager.

webex roosterTalking to Melvyn Ford (Payroll Manager), of Shield Security – he explained that prior to the implementation of WebeX, Shield used to have payroll adjustments in the order of £3,000 per payroll with an average value of £75.72. The time spent investigating each individual query was a huge pull on resources – typically taking 2 hours per query, this would take 79 hours per payroll run; effectively un-productive time and an additional overhead to the business.

Example view of ‘Employee Hours Worked’

logosoft portalUsing WebeX employees are able to view the hours recorded for their duties worked over the prior period, they can check this against their records of hours worked – and in doing so deal with any discrepancies before they hit payroll. Thereby removing the painful administration task of investigating the variance, gaining sign-off once evidenced, and then of course making the relevant payroll adjustment.

The result – happy employees and greatly reduced administration for Shield’s payroll staff allowing them to focus on value-add tasks rather than the laborious job of investigations and adjustments. The savings realised by Shield just from this single feature of WebeX represent a massive ROI and payback on their investment within the space of a couple of payroll periods!

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IDIS DirectIP™ Named Technology Innovation of the Year at PSI Premier Awards http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/25/idis-directip-named-technology-innovation-of-the-year-at-psi-premier-awards/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/25/idis-directip-named-technology-innovation-of-the-year-at-psi-premier-awards/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:45:57 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45205 DirectIP™, the groundbreaking total security and surveillance solution from IDIS, was named Technology Innovation of the Year at the 2014 PSI Premier Awards. The awards, organised by security installer publication PSI Magazine, recognise the industry’s ...

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PSI Premier AwardsDirectIP™, the groundbreaking total security and surveillance solution from IDIS, was named Technology Innovation of the Year at the 2014 PSI Premier Awards. The awards, organised by security installer publication PSI Magazine, recognise the industry’s best and most popular offerings in several key categories.

PSI selects finalists annually, in consultation with industry insiders and experts. The magazine’s readers, from the security installer community and beyond, are then invited to choose winners via electronic ballot. PSI states that finalists, including DirectIP™, are chosen due to industry excellence in “features, benefits, ease of installation and best service,” while noting that category winners reflect the preferences and popular sentiments of the security community, as well.

Technology Innovation of the YearBrian Song, Director of IDIS Europe, commented, “IDIS is truly honoured to have DirectIP™ selected as ‘Technology Innovation of the Year’ at the PSI Premier Awards. This award validates the hard work over many years by the IDIS team to bring to market a total security and surveillance solution that was truly innovative, offering something new and of value, to the market.

“It is especially meaningful that it was PSI readers—the very members of the security community IDIS serves—who voted to grant DirectIP™ this honour.”

IDIS offers DirectIP™ as an end-to-end solution, comprising a range of cameras, monitors, NVRs and comprehensive video management software. DirectIP™ delivers unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity, combined with highest-quality performance and industry-leading pricing levels. For more information on IDIS DirectIP™, visit www.idisglobal.com.

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From Passive to Active Video Surveillance – With the Intelligent Cameras from RIVA® http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/24/from-passive-to-active-video-surveillance-with-the-intelligent-cameras-from-riva-2/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/24/from-passive-to-active-video-surveillance-with-the-intelligent-cameras-from-riva-2/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:09:01 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45201 The RIVA video analytics offers many benefits – it adapts to environmental changes, reduces storage capacity and avoids false alarms. Furthermore, it can be used in almost every vertical market due to many different video ...

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The RIVA video analytics offers many benefits – it adapts to environmental changes, reduces storage capacity and avoids false alarms. Furthermore, it can be used in almost every vertical market due to many different video analytics filters. But the video analytics from RIVA differentiate itself from competitors especially because of two important characteristics: Simplicity and cost efficiency.

Due to an intuitive 3D graphic interface, RIVA´s video analytics can be set up and used easier than almost any other video analytics in the market. All configurations are performed by accessing the VCA section of the setup page. At first, zones and lines, which should be detected, can be set with a few simple clicks. These can be edited to any shape or size. Once detection zones and/or lines have been configured, it is possible to define detection rules that apply to them. For the defined zones/line the object presence rule is automatically activated. More analytics filters can be activated by checking the box next to it. The next step is the camera calibration. It is required to classify objects into different classes like persons, animals or vehicles. 3D mimics, that represent the dimensions of a person, are used for verifying the size of a person in the scene. For that, the mimics can be dragged to the correct size in comparison to any object in the current video image (for example a car). Furthermore, for all objects, which should be detected, sizes and speeds are defined. The most common object classes (persons, vehicles etc.) are already predefined. The horizon is displayed as a 3D grid and can also be modified by dragging it. Thus, the tilt angle can be set. Furthermore, a virtual ruler helps to measure distances along the ground plane to objects of known size such as road lane widths or car park space widths. After this process, the video analytics can detect objects and classify them based on their heights, areas and speeds and trigger a real-time alert when a defined event occurs. If individual settings go wrong, despite the easy handling, the process can be restarted by clicking just one button. Due to the very easy handling, the video analytics can be set up by people with limited technical background and is ready to use after a few minutes.

riva videoFurthermore, the video analytics from RIVA is one of the most cost efficient ones in the market, because the basic version, VCA Presence, is already integrated in all RIVA cameras and encoders as a standard feature at no extra costs. In some other cameras additional analytics packages are integrated free of charge. For example all RIVA speed dome cameras are equipped with the video analytics package VCA follow, which automatically tracks all detected objects. VCA detect is integrated in the RIVA thermal cameras and in the bullet camera RC6602HD for free. This module was designed especially for perimeter protection. Therefore, no other filters for this kind of application are necessary. Filters, which are needed in other vertical markets, can be purchased additionally at a very low price.

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Channel 5 proves value of CCTV with Caught on Camera series http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/23/channel-5-proves-value-of-cctv-with-caught-on-camera-series/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/23/channel-5-proves-value-of-cctv-with-caught-on-camera-series/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:36:45 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45168 Introduced by journalist, Nick Wallis, Channel 5 series two of Criminals Caught on Camera offers insight into those who monitor the UK's streets.

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Channel 5, caught on camera, cctvThere are almost six million CCTV cameras in the UK, more per head than any other country on the planet, according to Channel 5.  These cameras are becoming increasingly important in catching criminals in the act and providing the evidence that’s putting the guilty behind bars. Introduced by journalist, Nick Wallis, the highly popular series Criminals Caught on Camera offers a unique insight into the world of those who monitor our streets and the law enforcement professionals they liaise with 24/7.

The new season for 2014 kicked off with a one hour special that gave almost 1.3 million viewers a look at the UK’s capital as never before. Titled Gangs and Guns: Caught On Camera, the first episode examined crime on the streets of London. Revealing footage caught on some of the capital’s four hundred thousand CCTV cameras captures criminals involved in robberies, thefts, drug crimes, street brawls and a rampage involving guns and the Met’s Air Support Unit.

Channel 5 provided the audience a sneak peak into three of the city’s busiest and most sophisticated CCTV Control Rooms in Soho, Lambeth and Hammersmith & Fulham, where London’s streets are monitored over a typical weekend. From the secret underground bunker in Soho, to the Met Police’s Central Communications Command Centre in Lambeth, via the busy borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, episode one delivered an illuminating look at just what criminal elements get up to when they think no one is watching.

This includes a plethora of illegal activity from robberies, to drug dealing, to the new pickpocket technique of ‘hugger-mugging’.  Not to mention a range of alcohol fuelled madness, some funny, some not. Two nearly became one when, horrifically, a couples’ argument resulted in the boyfriend jumping onto one of the capital’s railways where the deadly 1500 volt ‘third rail’ lay in wait – an incident that nearly always results in a fatality.  A 999 call came in of a rampaging gang armed with a gun.

And then there was the incident that will make you reconsider buying that hotdog from a vendor at the end of a night out on the town…

Episode 2, Shops & Robbers: Caught on Camera, is airing tonight at 9pm and has just as much action lined up for viewers. Tonight, Caught on Camera looks into the battles being waged on the high streets and in our shopping centres. It’s a war, with shoplifters, ram-raiders, robbers and thieves on the one side and the police, CCTV Operators and their state of the art CCTV cameras on the other. According to Channel 5, Last year was the worst in a decade for shopkeepers, with retail crime up a staggering 6%. But its £511mil financial cost isn’t the worst thing – 36,000 innocent shop staff were abused or faced violence last year. In tonight’s episode we see how three CCTV Control rooms are taking on the bad guys directly, and bringing the fight to them.

This includes a horrific attempt by a weapon-wielding ex-employee trying to rob a fish and chip shop, a hard working newsagent face an incident when a gun toting maniac tries to rob his day’s takings and seasoned operator and ex-cop Barbara witnessing a drug taker getting his fix from her CCTV control room in Stafford. Viewers will also follow Barbara as she tracks an abusive shoplifter until he is apprehended by the police, follows a coat thief who thinks he’s high and dry, and catches a drunk student – who takes issue with a bin.

The show is filled with other acts of brazen criminal daring, all caught on camera, unique access to one of the Met’s elite Video imaging units as they take viewers through the case of the Romanian Jewellery heisters responsible for a crime spree that raked in a million pounds, over seven daring raids.

It’s another action filled episode that provides an incredible insight into how Britain’s CCTV crusaders are stopping criminals in their tracks, and keeping our high streets and shopping centres free of crime. Not to mention catching those who can’t hold their drink!

There are a further seven shows, scheduled for later in the year, set to reveal shocking real crime footage caught on camera from across the UK. From gangs and guns to retail crime, and yobs on public transport to traffic horrors, its jaw-dropping footage and unique insight into the crime happening under the nose of the country’s CCTV operators.

Whatever the situation, the message is clear – Criminals beware, one way or another, you’ll be Caught on Camera.

Don’t miss Shops & Robbers: Caught on Camera tonight at 9pm on Channel 5.

To find out more about tonight’s episode, or to catch previous episodes on demand, visit the Channel 5 website here.

 

 

 

 

 

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British forensic solution could provide answers on Flight MH17 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/22/british-forensic-solution-provide-answers-flight-mh17/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/22/british-forensic-solution-provide-answers-flight-mh17/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:19:01 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45147 Flight MH17 is calling for answers on who is truly responsible. A British company has developed a solution that would be invaluable at such disasters.

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The tragic loss of 298 lives on board Malaysian Air Flight MH17 has left the bereaved and global Governments calling for answers. The main question being, who is truly responsible for this atrocity? With Russia, saying one thing, and Ukraine and the West another, it seems impossible to know the truth. However, a British company has developed a solution that would be truly invaluable at the scene of such disasters.

When 70 Kg of high explosive detonates in the vicinity of an aircraft throwing shrapnel through the fuel tanks, flight control systems, and fuselage causing massive secondary explosions at 32,000 feet the target aircraft disintegrates. This is could have been the fate of Flight MH17, if it was indeed attacked by an anti-aircraft missile as suggested.

No matter how intense the secondary explosion, or how far the debris is scattered, one thing remains from a forensic perspective – explosive residue from the missile warhead would have been literally been blown all over the debris, leaving a molecular residue that can be analysed to confirm the source.

Until now, analysis required sophisticated laboratories, equipped with devices costing tens of thousands of dollars for the molecular components from an explosive event to be examined to determine what type of explosive has been used, thus leading to the source.

That may not be the case for much longer. A British research company has developed a testing capability akin to a pregnancy test that is able to forensically analyse explosive residue at part per billion concentrations, much smaller than you would get from a missile explosion, and identify what explosive was used. With the aid of a simple reading device, concentrations can be identified and the mix of different materials determined.

sa11 test cardMinimally trained personnel can do this on the ground at a disaster scene and it takes only a few minutes to get definitive results. No sophisticated equipment or training is required and there is no long wait. Merely a series of ‘dip sticks’, pre-tuned to explosive types and concentrations, a few swabs and a dip into the solution.

As the dipsticks are ‘tuned’ to a particular molecule, and use what is know as a ‘positive’ test, if that molecule is present you get a response, if the molecule isn’t present you don’t.  This means that false readings are highly unlikely.

If this solution were in use at the crash site, the investigation teams currently on the ground in Eastern Ukraine could have a result within minutes, stating exactly what explosive residue there is to been found on MH17 debris.

Selective Antibodies Limited has developed this revolutionary technology thanks to funding from competitive programmes such as LINK Awards, Governmental contracts and EU programmes. This new product for explosive testing has come as a result of a competitive €4.4m three-year European Framework VII Security programme that Selective Antibodies recently completed and has been endorsed by many organisations across the EU.

For further details please contact the author at philip@MDPSolutions.co.uk.

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Never Miss an Angle with Hikvision’s 6MP IR Fisheye Camera http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/22/never-miss-angle-hikvisions-6mp-ir-fisheye-camera/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/22/never-miss-angle-hikvisions-6mp-ir-fisheye-camera/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:57 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45143 Hikvision is set to reveal its newest edition: the DS-2CD6362F-I(S)(V) 6MP IR Fisheye Network camera. This 6MP IR Fisheye features a 1/1.8” progressive scan CMOS sensor to provide high-resolution images of up-to 3072 x 2048, ...

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fisheye cameraHikvision is set to reveal its newest edition: the DS-2CD6362F-I(S)(V) 6MP IR Fisheye Network camera. This 6MP IR Fisheye features a 1/1.8” progressive scan CMOS sensor to provide high-resolution images of up-to 3072 x 2048, 30 frames-per-second, and a 1.19 mm fisheye lens for a 360° panoramic view.

Choice of 3MP Model with WDR
A 3MP model of the WDR Fisheye Network Camera is also available – the DS-2CD6332FWD-I(S)(V). This 3MP model features a 1/3” progressive scan CMOS sensor, 120 dB WDR (wide dynamic range), and streams video of up-to 1536 x 1536 resolution at 30 fps.

See All Around with Only One Eye
It’s all about seeing more with just one camera than with multiple cameras. Case in point, a single 6MP/3MP IR Fisheye Network Camera does the work of multiple cameras in both indoor and outdoor surveillance environments. Hikvision’s unique fisheye is designed to capture images from every corner of a particular location and eliminate blind spots with only its single camera. Both models are equipped with IR functionality, offering up-to 15m IR distance of visibility under low or even zero-light conditions. Features such as these make both Fisheyes a great choice for detailed coverage of wide, open areas like airports, shopping malls, parking lots, retail stores, offices, restaurants, classrooms, and more. Furthermore, a state-of-the-art housing unit and IP66 rating protect the camera against outdoor elements like rain and dust, and allows it to confidently withstand temperatures ranging from -30°C to 60°C.

Multiple Display Modes
The 6MP/3MP IR Fisheye Network Camera supports several viewing modes, including the aforementioned 360° overview (in 6 megapixel resolution and 3 megapixel resolution, respectively), a horizontal panoramic view, PTZ quad window, and PTZ multi-window modes. Customers can also utilize this smooth PTZ functionality to easily zoom, and focus, on any region of interest (ROI).

Multiple Compression Formats
MJPEG and H.264 video compression formats are supported. Additionally, these cameras feature multiple H.264 compression profiles, allowing users to optimize bandwidth and storage without compromising image quality. Furthermore, supporting ONVIF, PSIA, and CGI standards, both Fisheye models offer the ability to easily integrate with other video surveillance equipment and systems.

Other features include a built-in micro SD/SDXC slot (with a total capacity of up-to 64GB), a DI/DO interface to connect to alarm devices for further security control purposes, and an inbuilt high-quality audio intercom that allows two-way communication.

Fisheye Camera Combines with PTZ Dome
To further benefit the users, Hikvision has launched a Fisheye Camera and IP PTZ Dome Camera combo which elegantly provides a panoramic’s 360° surround view while offering the capability for a detailed regional view from a speed dome. A perfect solution to monitor wide areas in the greatest of detail!

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Grandfather seeks crowd source funding to bring universal door lock to market http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/22/grandfather-seeks-crowd-source-funding-bring-universal-door-lock-market/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/22/grandfather-seeks-crowd-source-funding-bring-universal-door-lock-market/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:41:31 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45138 Time is running out to secure funding to produce innovative Easy Lock door lock designed by concerned grandfather for his travelling grandchildren.

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Easy Lock secures hotel door in seconds

Easy Lock: inventor says it secures hotel doors in seconds

A grandfather who was concerned about the safety of his grandchildren while travelling has designed a universal door lock that can secure your hotel room in seconds.

Now time is running out to secure the funds that will enable him to transform his design into reality.

For years Bob Fitzjohn has been quietly worrying about the safety of his seven grandchildren when they reach the age to travel. After researching the existing portable lock market, he discovered that the products available were either plastic with a reputation to break, chunky, heavy or difficult to utilise and that none of them offered the opportunity to open the door sufficiently to check the identity of the caller.

He decided to design a lock himself that would overcome all of these issues.

The result is Easy Lock, designed to be the lightest lock of its kind in the world that allows individuals to open the door slightly whilst preventing forced entry – protecting those most vulnerable.

Fitzjohn needs help with funding and is making an appeal to the public to support his venture, by seeking funding pledges starting at just £2 at Indiegogo.com, the crowdfunding website.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/easylock-the-lightweight-easy-to-install-super-strong-temporary-door-lock

A total of £10,000.00 is needed to fund the project – at the time of writing he was 75% of the way to his goal with just 10 days to go.

He says the Easy Lock is small and incredibly light, perfect for students, travelers, the elderly, or anyone else. It will secure any door, he says, whether that be a hotel room, B&B, rented accommodation, at home, the office or toilets.

In this video you can see how easy it is to use.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Fitzjohn has been working on his idea for the past year, even visiting possible manufacturers whilst on holiday in China and driving his family mad developing prototypes of the lock at the kitchen table.

He said: “I’m excited to be at the point when I can seek funding for the lock. It’s been quite a challenge finding manufacturers who could help me create a lock that could have the strength of steel with the lightness of plastic, whilst remaining aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It needed to be simple – easy to install and remove in seconds. I also wanted it to be inexpensive – to allow it to be available to all. If enough money is raised it can become a reality. It will be a dream come true if I can produce a lock that will provide safety for so many.”

Easy Lock will cost £19.95, with free postage in Europe, £4 worldwide. It is being developed in a range of colours, and will also have a choice of coloured pouch.

The product, if funded, could be a very exciting breakthrough for the world of security, he said.

Links
www.facebook.com/the.easylock
www.twitter.com/TheEasylock
https://plus.google.com/100073208813554836085/posts
www.indiegogo.com/projects/easylock-the-lightweight-easy-to-install-super-strong-temporary-door-lock
www.the-easy-lock.com

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Professor Haas reveals Li-Fi cyber security potential http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/22/professor-haas-reveals-li-fi-cyber-security-potential/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/22/professor-haas-reveals-li-fi-cyber-security-potential/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:29:42 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45132 Following pureLiFi’s demonstration of light-based data transfer system, Li-Fi, Professor Harald Haas answers questions about its security potential.

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Following pureLiFi’s success demonstrating the new light-based data transfer system, Li-Fi, at the Smart Lighting conference in Barcelona in May 2014, Professor Harald Haas, Chief Science Officer of pureLiFi, answers questions about the security potential of this new system for all sectors across government, business and commerce.

What was the feedback from delegates at the Smart Lighting conference in Barcelona?

The lighting industry is moving to a much more services based approach. The focus is on moving to a ‘Light as a Service’ business model. In this context, Li-Fi offers unprecedented capabilities that can be used as differentiation within a very competitive industry. The general interest in the demonstration was very positive from a number of the participants and speakers, including the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer from Phillips, the VP of Research & Innovation with Osram, the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development with ARM, the CTO of GE Lighting as well as the President of Lutron Electronics, and others.

What commercial interest have you had in the system?

The Li-1st system has been shipped to a number of organisations with interested parties including top companies in defence, aircraft manufacturing, underwater communications, hazardous environments, telecoms and many more. In fact, due to the high demand, pureLiFi has recently undergone a second production run of the Li-1st system.

What are the challenges that you need to overcome to break into the market?

There are numerous challenges to such a new technology, including: the size of the device for desktop/consumer use, higher data rates and lower power consumption; inertia and maturity within the existing RF industry; addressing the retro-fit market; introducing more publicly available implementations of the technology; identifying specific ROI for diverse markets and relevant entities; identifying appropriate price point for various markets, etc. However, none of these aspects is unsurmountable. All of these challenges can be solved. The wireless industry was faced with similar obstacles in the early days and today, wireless connectivity is everywhere.

How do you aim to overcome these challenges?

Li-Fi, as with many other technologies, must mature before it is readily available such that the price point, form factor, infrastructure and other aspects are well established. Our product roadmap is designed to match the evolving needs of our customers and track market demand. Active Li-Fi demonstrators are in development and due for completion later in 2014. We are targeting markets and applications where Li-Fi is not competing with traditional RF systems. Indeed, no new communications technology has completely replaced the existing one. Much like 4G complemented 3G, which complemented 2G and Wi-Fi complements mobile connectivity, in the longer-term, Li-Fi will complement and augment established RF infrastructure.

Which markets do you hope and expect to gain success in first?

“Li-Fi is likely to be applied initially in niche areas where existing wireless solutions are not practical. These include underwater communications, electromagnetic sensitive environments such as hospitals and petrochemical plants, businesses requiring highly data-secure environments and many more.”

Will you be working with other partners to bring it to market?

Yes, the opportunities for technological advancement that Li-Fi offers are unprecedented. In addition, Li-Fi will create fundamental changes to many of the existing business models within a number of different sectors, including the Lighting Industry and Telecoms. pureLiFi is creating an ecosystem of partners from diverse markets to facilitate the development, deployment and distribution of Li-Fi systems which in turn will foster the market growth of this emerging technology.

What are pureLiFi’s next steps in further developing this technology?

Technical development will focus on higher data rates, reduced power consumption and miniaturisation. The fully mobile and networked solution (Li-Flame) will be launched in the second half of this year. It should achieve even better data rates and greater versatility. The company is also establishing a number of technology demonstration projects across the UK with a wide range of partners.

Links
www.pureLiFi.com

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COMPRO Introduces TN95W with Ultra Wide Angle Lens & 720P HD Resolution http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/21/compro-introduces-tn95w-ultra-wide-angle-lens-720p-hd-resolution/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/21/compro-introduces-tn95w-ultra-wide-angle-lens-720p-hd-resolution/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:38:33 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45128 COMPRO Technology Inc., today announced the latest addition of COMPRO TN family: TN95W. Designed with 105 degree ultra wide view angle and 720P HD resolution, TN95W is a powerful tool for covering large monitoring areas ...

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TN95WCOMPRO Technology Inc., today announced the latest addition of COMPRO TN family: TN95W. Designed with 105 degree ultra wide view angle and 720P HD resolution, TN95W is a powerful tool for covering large monitoring areas in high resolution, HD viewing quality on smartphone can let you identify subjects and view details anytime, anywhere. It can also reduce your cost by replacing multiple cameras and even improving investigations by capturing better and more useful evidence.

TN95W can capture 105 degree horizontal fields of view and provide highly cost-effective solutions for home and retail markets that can benefit from wide area coverage. In a traditional installation, a camera would need to be installed in every corner for complete coverage, particularly if there are multiple entrances. Alternatively, deploying the camera with 105 degree ultra wide angle can provide the coverage required to monitor the entire area, with fewer cameras.

TN95WAs with all TN product series, TN95W comes with free C4Home cloud app featuring smart motion detection and push notification. Push notification provides the instant notice direct to your iPhone or Android phone when the motion or audio detected. You can click to watch the live video of network camera for monitoring or check out the snapshot to know what’s happened and you won’t miss any important situation. There are also other popular C4Home features, like: Dropbox cloud storage, privacy mode and share video to others. For detailed info you can check video clip C4Home Cloud Service Features Introduction.

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IndigoVision Helps Birmingham Airport Increase Operational Efficiency http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/21/indigovision-helps-birmingham-airport-increase-operational-efficiency/ http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/2014/07/21/indigovision-helps-birmingham-airport-increase-operational-efficiency/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:25:55 +0000 http://www.securitynewsdesk.com/?p=45125 When the Senior Executives at Birmingham Airport were laying out plans to increase passenger numbers and improve operational efficiency, it became clear that the existing system and infrastructure would be unable to meet these demands.

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birmingham airportIndigoVision helps Birmingham Airport increase operational efficiency, achieves return on investment within 9 months.

Background

When the Senior Executives at Birmingham Airport were laying out plans to increase passenger numbers and improve operational efficiency, it became clear that the existing system and infrastructure would be unable to meet these demands.

With six separate control rooms spread across the airport already, further growth would make it difficult to co-ordinate security efficiently.

The decision was made to streamline security operations, with a single control room monitoring the entire airport. This would require the deployment of a new security system, with IndigoVision’s complete end-to-end solution as its backbone.

Solution

Most of the existing analogue cameras were replaced with IndigoVision Enhanced IP cameras, while the remaining analogue cameras were converted to IP using IndigoVision Encoders. Since all of these devices employ IndigoVision’s world class video compression allowing video to be streamed over minimal bandwidth.

The ability to view and control cameras from any point onsite has allowed Birmingham Airport to reduce its number of control rooms from six to one, removing communication barriers and increasing operational efficiency.

In addition, IndigoVision’s open integration means that other elements of the system such as access control and alarm management can be managed through IndigoVision’s Control Center software.

“We’re delighted with the new system, the return on investment was outstanding,” enthused Airport Control Centre Manager Chris Wilson, “After nine months, the IndigoVision system had paid for itself. With IndigoVision’s Distributed Network Architecture we can easily increase camera numbers, aligning security with Birmingham Airport’s long-term vision.”

Benefits

  • World class video compression technology in both cameras and encoders delivers amazing video quality, at exceptionally low bandwidth. Cameras can be viewed and controlled wherever they are installed.
  • IndigoVision’s Control Center management software seamlessly integrates with other security systems, such as access control and alarms, allowing management from a single user interface
  • IndigoVision’s Distributed Networked Architecture (DNA) removes the need for a management server. Additional cameras are easily added to the system, with minimum configuration and no system downtime. With DNA, the system can manage up to 100,000 cameras.

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