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VIVOTEK upgrades its central management software VAST to version 1.10

VIVOTEK upgrades its central management software VAST to version 1.10

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 5/25/2015 | Article type: Security 50

Fulfilling its commitment to enhance the performance of VAST, VIVOTEK is pleased to announce the release of VAST Version 1.10. In this version, VIVOTEK introduces new advanced features to VAST users, specifically, Logical Tree and Standard VCA Event Integration.

VAST is VIVOTEK's self-developed professional video/central management software for managing IP surveillance products.

Designed with intuitive functions and features, VAST provides unlimited supports to cameras, servers and clients in a hierarchical system structure, efficiently and effectively monitoring, recording, playback, and event trigger management.

The new Logical Tree and Standard VCA Event Integration features in VAST Version 1.10 facilitate installers and system integrators to build robust surveillance systems with ease.

 Logical Tree: Previously, camera lists were only presented as non-hierarchical devices names. In Version 1.10, users can categorize camera lists based on personal requirements and preferences, enabling them to create hierarchical lists that increase the ease of accessing cameras at all sites.

 VIVOTEK On-camera VCA Event Integration: VIVOTEK has launched the self-developed video content analysis (VCA) application package, which includes three key functions: Field Detection, Line Crossing Detection, and Loitering Detection. In Version 1.10, the VCA package is fully integrated into the VAST platform. In addition to receiving standard VCA events, VAST can now directly show event rules in live view mode.

LILIN surveillance for high-risk banking environments

LILIN surveillance for high-risk banking environments

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by LILIN | Updated: 5/25/2015 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Financial institutions and/or banks need dependable backup system. LILIN new NVR series (NVR1400/2400) with RAID storage solutions provide redundant recording and access to IP video data. RAID redundant storage function ensures video data is never lost in the event of a hard drive failure. LILIN 16-channel NVR supports up to 16 IP based cameras and megapixel recording resolution, along with 48Mbps recording capability. With full calendar search, you can search your video by selecting weeks/days so that you can search your video fast.

Teller windows, processing rooms, ATM's, parking lots, lobbies and common areas are all monitored by high quality video cameras for the safety of customers, employees, and staff. LILIN IP video surveillance systems with advanced video analytics such as Facial Recognition is helping to fight the problem of check fraud at banks by recording transaction data and capturing images of offenders.

Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) robberies, fraud, attacks, and vandalism are on the rise. Security for banks and ATMs can be a real challenge when faced with a multitude of threats including physical attacks and fraud. LILIN Covert series IP camera IPC0122 provides miniature IP video surveillance to enhance ATM operations and security.

LILIN S series IP cameras featuring 60fps high speed frame rate; they are great for the most demanding banking surveillance requirements. 60fps high frame rate ensure quick movements can be captured in more details.

Grundig's versatile EX-SDI hybrid DVR works with EX-SDI, HD-SDI, 960H and 760H camera technologies

Grundig's versatile EX-SDI hybrid DVR works with EX-SDI, HD-SDI, 960H and 760H camera technologies

Editor / Provider: Grundig Security | Updated: 5/25/2015 | Article type: Hot Topics

Grundig has launched its new 16 channel EX-SDI (Extended Serial Digital Interface) hybrid DVR, the GRX-K4416A. The DVR records EX-SDI on all channels, but has the flexibility to record HD-SDI, 960H analogue and 760H analogue video streams simultaneously. CCTV systems using the DVR can include a combination of all coaxial-based video technologies, so existing and previously installed cameras can be re-used. The DVR will automatically configure each channel to suit individual camera video stream technologies.

EX-SDI technology, like HD-SDI, enables the transmission of HD digital video, in real time, over coaxial cable. Whereas HD-SDI has a 100m transmission limitation using RG59 coaxial cable, EX-SDI will transmit 330m.

This extends to 670m if the higher quality RG11 cable is used. Image quality is better than IP in live and similar to that of IP record mode. The DVR uses the simple, point-to-point installation method of analogue.

The new Grundig DVR provides comprehensive functionality for CCTV applications of all sizes and complexities. Its can be controlled using Grundig Control Center software, allowing cost-effective, EX-SDI, HD-SDI or analogue camera systems.

Grundig's Control Center software allows remote access to the DVRs for set up and configuration. It uses an Internet Explorer web browser for live viewing, playback, search, backup and remote configuration. Grundig's GD Viewer app also allows convenient viewing by iPhone or Android smartphones.

EX-SDI enables installers to offer customers a cost-effective, digital upgrade to analogue systems, saving money by re-using the same coaxial cable infrastructure.

Music festival safety is coordinated with Milestone video

Music festival safety is coordinated with Milestone video

Editor / Provider: Milestone Systems | Updated: 5/25/2015 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) is a core technology in the mobile event incident command unit developed by Unified Command as a temporary security operation center (SOC) that moves from one event location to another.

“Milestone VMS technology helps us unify all the facets of complex events into one centralized command. That coordination enables us to respond more effectively to emergencies. We're able to quickly dispatch the right people to the right places, which makes events safer for everyone,” says Chris Gandy, Chief Technology Officer, Unified Command.

The company hires local law enforcement, dispatch and emergency service personnel for 40–50 big events across the U.S. each year, such as the music festivals Hard Summer and Outside Lands, Coachella and Stagecoach. In 2013, Chris Gandy joined as chief technology officer. With nearly two decades of experience as a police technical detective in a major metropolitan police force, he has worked with video surveillance for years.

Freedom of Choice in the Components
Gandy's list of must-haves for a VMS solution was extensive, from overall video stability to ease-of-use, to robust mapping capabilities – all based on a truly open platform. Milestone XProtect®, his ultimate choice, met all requirements and exceeded most.

“A lot of manufacturers force you to buy their hardware, but with Milestone I use a Dell server, my own networking equipment and whatever kinds of cameras I want. I don't like being locked into a certain make and model of camera or a specific brand of hardware: I make my own choices.”

Fast Deployment and Response
Gandy reports that the ease and speed for Milestone to be deployed makes it an attractive solution, especially in an industry where speed matters. “We go into a field in the middle of nowhere, put up cameras and the next thing you know we've got eyes on more than 100 acres. For the people operating the system, it's very user friendly and easy to learn.”

The primary benefit is better overall response to incidents that happen at events: overflowing trash cans, lost items, clogged entry and exit points, unruly and potentially dangerous crowds and serious medical emergencies.

“By putting everyone in the same virtual room through access to a top quality video solution, everyone involved in the event's success is able to read off the same page. Without this way to coordinate, you would have all different facets operating separately,” Gandy says. “The Milestone VMS helps put the right people into the right places. Since we can all communicate with each other directly, we respond more quickly.”

For example, when a call comes in that someone has passed out, the dispatcher in the command center uses the call's point of origin to identify the closest camera and directs that camera to scan the crowd to the person needing attention. The dispatcher gives the exact location to the medics - which is critical when it's dark out, strobe lights are running and there are no cross streets for reference points. As a result, the medics quickly get assistance to those in need, not wasting precious time searching a crowd of thousands.

The incident command team proactively scans video for potential problems. When people appear to have consumed too much alcohol or other substances, or crowds gather near perimeters perhaps preparing for “fence crashing”, Unified Command operators use the camera coordinates to direct security staff to the exact location, fast.

Efficient Ease of Use, Interactive Maps Give Pinpoint Precision
The complexities of managing incident response for changing event venues leave little – if any – time for training. Gandy reports that the Milestone VMS is very easy to use. “We can bring up multiple customized views for display on computers, mobile devices and the XProtect Smart Walls. It's a big issue with a lot of security systems to know where the cameras are to get the live view quickly, but the interactive map in Milestone takes care of that: operators just click on an icon and a separate window pops up with the camera feed of that view.”

Gandy begins each event by putting a location diagram into the software and placing an icon for each camera on the computer-generated map. This eliminates the need for staff to look up confusing camera identifiers like North Parking Lot Facing South, which means nothing to dispatchers who don't work in the area every day.

Mobile and Wireless for Situational Awareness
Unified Command takes advantage of mobile and wireless capabilities to coordinate among the locations within an event. Using the Video Push feature in the Milestone Mobile client, cell phone cameras can record video at points not covered by the network cameras and stream (‘push') those images back to the command center via wi-fi. Milestone Mobile also streams video to iPads that Unified Command assigns to event managers, enabling ‘views of the entire festival they can carry in their back pocket'.

Gandy says the Milestone wireless support makes it possible to set up the command center physically removed from the heart of the event. This ensures that staff can focus on coordinating services rather than protecting themselves during an emergency. “Anyone we have connected to the event's security network can easily and quickly see exactly what's going on anywhere without having to get to the command center,” he says. “That frees all of us up to focus on resolving whatever the situation may be.”

DoubleTree by Hilton in Chile upgrades video surveillance with Dahua IP solution

DoubleTree by Hilton in Chile upgrades video surveillance with Dahua IP solution

Editor / Provider: Dahua Technology | Updated: 5/22/2015 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China upgraded the security system for DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Santiago, capital city of Chile.

DoubleTree by Hilton is an American hotel chain. It is part of Hilton Worldwide. Most DoubleTree hotels are independently owned and operated by franchisees. In early 2011, Hilton Worldwide launched a logo and name rebranding for the chain, replacing the name "Doubletree" with "DoubleTree by Hilton". DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santiago-Vitacurais centrally located within developed commercial and financial district in Santiago.

As the Five Star Alliance's number, the hotel offers top-notch services for the customers and meanwhile it needs five star security systems for its safety. With the demand for hotel rooms and space constantly increasing, the hotel decides to upgrade its IP surveillances as to offering a better security ambience for its customers, employers and property.

The hotel wants to upgrade its existing security system for higher quality images. Dahua IP solution offers a highly reliable and cost effective method of hotel surveillance. Dahua HD network small IR dome cameras, IPC-HDW4100S features 1.3-Megapixel progressive scan Aptina CMOS and supports up to max 25/30fps@1.3M&720P encoding. The maximum IR length is 20 meters. The IP cameras install across each floor of the hotel to monitor doors and stairs of people entering and leaving. Dahua IP solution covers all public spaces and circulation areas with total 200 units including all stairways, kitchens, car parks, leisure facilities and laundry rooms, as well as the inner courtyards and the roof.

The key objective has always been to record activity captured by the cameras so that any incidents or suspicious activity can be recorded and be used if appropriate. Dahua IP solution can help keep the guests safe from theft and other criminals by helping track the visitors and prevent break-ins on hotel property.

The hotel also upgrades its old NVRs to Dahua NVR6000 series which is able to provide a higher resolution. Dahua, 128channel super network video recorder, NVR6000 series supports HDMI and VGA output at up-to 1920x1080p resolution, which benefits users with high-definition video image viewing.

DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the little things well can mean everything. So does Dahua, Dahua offers a comprehensive product portfolio for hotel surveillance system to help protect and give its guests a peace of mind when they stay. A safe and secure environment is also fundamental in guest expectations and vital in protecting a hotel's brand.

Defining a well-integrated access control management system

Defining a well-integrated access control management system

Editor / Provider: William Pao, a&s International | Updated: 5/21/2015 | Article type: Hot Topics

A major trend in access control is its migration to IP. In fact, IP-based access control is now seen in most new buildings and projects around the world. According to IHS, IP-based access control accounted for nearly 60 percent of the market in 2014 due to a ramp-up of new constructions, in the process contributing to a 7.6 percent growth of the industry. As for this year, IHS's initial estimates put growth at 8.8 percent. In terms of regions, growth in North America may drop a bit, while APAC and Latin America are expected to pick up steam, according to a previous interview with Tyco Security Products.

Central to IP-based access control is the access control management system, which, when integrated with other subsystems, can do much more than merely granting or denying access to users as they walk to a building.

What Defines Well-Integrated
So what makes an access control management system well-integrated? There are several criteria, for example the types of subsystems that can be integrated, the ability to have them interoperate smoothly, and the flexibility the system provides when it comes to supporting the types of hardware and credential. Finally, open standards are key to ensure interoperability, future scalability, and cost reduction.

Systems that Can Be Integrated
One factor to determine whether an access control management system is well-integrated is its ability to integrate with different types of subsystems. “There are several subsystems that can be integrated into the access control management software, which goes beyond granting or denying access to users. Elevator, parking, meal vending, CCTV, and student ID cards are all examples of the subsystems that can be integrated,” said Tom Su, Sales Manager at Hundure Technology.

Besides the aforementioned, today's access control management systems can also integrate with HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) as well as telecommunications systems to save energy and provide more convenience for users.

“If the CEO presents his credential to the outside of the building, they will understand what areas of the building that CEO will get through to get to his office. There is no need to illuminate the entire building,” said Brad Aikin, Business Leader of Electronic Locks at Allegion. “The same thing extends over to telecommunications. When someone comes in, the system will transfer their out-of-office e-mail to in-office. It can not only adjust their e-mail status but also switch the forwarding to their desktop versus their mobile phone.”

 

Smooth Interoperability

A well-integrated access control management system can also allow the different subsystems to operate seamlessly at the same time, even to the point where “the customer cannot distinguish
the boundary between the systems,”
- said Daniel McVeagh, Senior PM at Gallagher.


“The best integrations which achieve this tend to exhibit the following traits: a comprehensive set of application programming interfaces (APIs), good integration documentation that allows the integrator to achieve a seamless and bug-free integration, a comprehensive testing process ensuring bugs and weaknesses in the integration are found before they reach the customer, and a track record of successful previous integrations.”

 

Compatibility With Different Hardware
A good access control management system should also be able to support different types of hardware and credentials.

“I think it is important for integrative systems that they can handle and integrate different types of hardware within the same system to be called well-integrated. For example, it should be able to handle different types of door controllers, as well as different readers and credential technologies to be truly integrative and offer the benefits of such an open system to the end-user/system owner,” said Ola Jönsson, Business Development Manager at Axis Communications.

“Depending on what region of the world or what vertical market, there are certain credentials that are prominent,” said Aikin. “I think it's very critical that the access control system be flexible to accommodate the credentials that the user has today, and also flexible enough to provide a migration path to what credentials will be in the future, whether that is near-field communication, or Bluetooth low energy.”

Mobile authentication by way of NFC or Bluetooth low energy can be supported by today's access control management systems as well. “The most basic approach is to replicate existing card-based access control principles: the phone communicates identity information to a reader, which passes it to the existing access control system,” said Eric Chiu, Segment Director of Physical Access for APAC at HID Global.

 

Openness Is Key
To enable this kind of integration, open standards are critical, ensuring that interoperability between disparate systems is achievable.

“Open protocols and agreed standards such as ONVIF have made it possible to integrate previously disparate systems and open up the possibilities of what a truly integrated security system can offer,” said Sarah Phillips, Product and Marketing Manager at TDSi. “Modern integrated access control systems offer a broad ability to work directly with other buildings control systems on this level rather than purely via hardware panels. For example the integration of intruder and fire detection systems directly into a centralized software platform gives greater situational control and automated responses to any issues.”

Openness, meanwhile, also ensures scalability, allowing users to add or integrate more systems into the access control management software, regardless of the brand. “Users also can simplify future infrastructure enhancements and modifications since they can invest in hardware platforms that are not tied to proprietary protocols and software,” said Chiu. “Basing solutions on an open architecture with standards-based APIs will enable customers to meet evolving requirements and future expansion needs while protecting the value of their overall investments.”

 

Access Control and Video Integration
Access control management systems integrated with videos is perhaps the most popular integration among users. Due to the increased situational awareness that they provide, such integrated solutions are seeing rising demands and applications, especially in areas that are more critical and sensitive in nature.

Rising Demand
Integration between access control and video is set to see rising demands. “I do think where there is video today, there is a desire to integrate it more closely with access,” said Aikin. “Today from what we have found, globally, the typical number of access points in a commercial building that have video and access management is 10 percent of less. With the devices becoming easier to deploy and lower in cost to acquire and manage, the market is able to deploy a credential reader or access control mechanism to the other 90 percent of openings.”

When access control and videos are integrated, no matter which one serves as the anchor platform, the two complement and add intelligence to each other. “When video is used as part of an integrated security management platform, it enriches the information provided by access control and intrusion detection, and vice versa,” said Arjan Bouter, Head of Sales at Nedap Security Management. “You get maximum control and protection of your premises and benefit from the unlimited scalability and extreme controllability.”

“While video management and access control have been integrated for some time, access control is now able to be deployed to more access points in the building, allowing a richer set of data to be used in video management,” said Aikin. “If you have access control tied to video, you are able to see what credential was utilized at what time of day and at what location, and that adds a lot of value in your video management. In the past, you were able to put an IP camera or Wi-Fi camera in, but you weren't able to afford to put a reader or access control device at that opening, so you had to scroll through footage and try to distinguish what was occurring simply based on the visual video. Now, because you are able to deploy access control at that portal as well, you're able to really connect it and sort it based on an audited event in a credential.”

Due to the increased situational awareness such integration brings, it is commonly used in higher security applications. “These include parts of a healthcare environment like pharmaceuticals or the maternity wards, where they are worried about infant abduction, and areas where there are sensitive assets or sensitive chemicals,” Aikin said.

 

Single User Interface
When videos and access control are integrated, they should be integrated on one single user interface to allow easy monitoring and control by the administrator.

“It is pointless to integrate video and access control if they need to be treated separately by the user,” said David Weinbach, PM at AMAG Technology. “While it may be logical to try to source all components from one supplier, that limits choice and may not allow an optimal solution. A better solution is one that allows different brands and multiple systems to be integrated in a way that makes the details of each transparent, and provides a consistent, common interface.”

Mobile Applications
Increasingly, video-access control integration will move towards mobile applications. “Mobile applications will become more widespread. That's the trend of the future,” said Su. “With video surveillance, monitoring of doors through one's mobile phone is now very common. If you integrate access control into it, you can control access from your mobile phone as well.”

CEM Systems provide innovative security upgrade for London Gatwick Airport

CEM Systems provide innovative security upgrade for London Gatwick Airport

Editor / Provider: CEM Systems | Updated: 5/19/2015 | Article type: Infrastructure

CEM Systems, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, can announce that its long standing customer London Gatwick Airport has undergone a major upgrade of its AC2000 access control and security management system. The project was phased throughout 2014 and involved an upgrade of AC2000 Airport software, as well as the upgrade of more than 700 card readers throughout the airport terminals to support PicoPass smart card technology. CEM's revolutionary intelligent access terminal, emerald, has also been installed at Gatwick Airport, providing a modern, innovative solution that goes beyond access control.

London Gatwick is the UK's second largest airport, serving around 200 destinations in 90 countries, with more than 38 million passengers a year.

“Over the last year we have worked with CEM Systems to seamlessly upgrade our existing AC2000 security system, which has proven to be highly reliable and powerful. With a large system and the critical nature of the airport environment we needed a phased upgrade that ensured zero system downtime”, said David Rees, Business System Manager for Operations. “CEM support was second to none with the AC2000 Airport software upgrade performed remotely and quickly”.

“CEM Systems has been working in partnership with Gatwick Airport for over 25 years, during which time their AC2000 security management system has been continually upgraded and customized to meet their unique aviation requirements” said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems. “This recent upgrade was a significant project that required all existing CEM S610e card readers to be upgraded to support highly secure PicoPass smart card technology. We are also delighted that our new CEM emerald IP access terminals have been installed to enhance operations at Gatwick Airport's arrival gates and to act as an information point for ID staff and flight agents”.

The first of its kind in the industry, emerald is a touch screen reader, door controller, VoIP Intercom and system terminal all in a single box. The innovative touch screen LCD greets cardholders by illuminating as they approach and provides a user friendly security experience. As an intelligent multifunctional IP access terminal, emerald provides London Gatwick Airport with more than access control at the door. Airport security can use remote apps on the terminal to update personnel records, perform reader maintenance and display airport adverts and messages.

Gatwick Airport are also using the unique emerald flight arrivals door mode, which enables flight arrival gates in both the North and South Terminal to intelligently route domestic and international passengers accordingly. Upon a valid card swipe, flight agents intuitively select a predefined flight carrier number on the emerald terminal. emerald then interlocks the appropriate doors to allow international passengers to be routed to passport and border controls, with domestic passengers simply routed to baggage collection.

With the major upgrade now complete, London Gatwick Airport has a truly innovative, future proof security platform that provides resilient access control, and improves card user experience at the door and enhances airport operations.

Secutech 2015, another golden year!

Secutech 2015, another golden year!

Editor / Provider: Rachel Leung, Messe Frankfurt | Updated: 4/30/2015 | Article type: Hot Topics

Hosting 485 exhibitors and +20,000 visitors from the globe, secutech 2015 is to present the latest technologies in surveillance, including Ultra HD HD-over-coaxial. In addition, trendy applications incorporated with smart edges, and light auto adjustment, are another show highlight.

One of security leaders in the security industry, Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd., has been exhibiting at Secutech every year since 2006. According to Mr Derek Yang, Asia General Manger, “We’ve been very supportive to the show because we received good results every year. It’s an ideal platform for promoting our new products. This year, we launched the new safety building solutions and two latest series of smart camera at the show including the lighter fighter and dark fighter. The buyers are very much interested in these new features and we have had an effective product demonstration. Secutech is highly recognised by the industry and have a considerable level of international influence. Except from Taiwan, visitors from Japan, India and some countries from the Middle East and Europe also are hosted in these show days. These buyers are professional, serious, knowledgeable and have purchasing authority. We have successfully demonstrated our new products to our clients. We will definitely exhibit at the show again.”

Korea is another country filled with manufacturing power in security. Inodic Inc., a first-time exhibitor of secutech brings their new AHD 2.0, TVI, EX-SDI and POC CCTV camera to this platform. “I think Secutech is an exceptional platform for meeting new clients and launching new products. This is also a good venue for checking out the market from the buyer’s side,” commented by Mr Andrew Park, General Manager, Sales Department of Indoic.

To the returned participants, such as Young Kook Electronics Co Ltd, secutech is the premium meeting point with Southeast Asia visitors annually. “Secutech is absolutely important for the security players like us and it’s a premier platform to gather OEMs from Korea, China and Taiwan. Our new launches at the show this year include the upgraded IP camera and ultra low light camera. Also, we’ve brought our new IVA (Intelligent Video Analytic) system to the show which features missing objects detection with H.265 and instruction detection functions. I am very positive about the outlook of the industry because people are more aware of the needs of security and safety,” said Ms Ara Lee, Manager, Sales Head office, Young Kook Electronics Co Ltd.

Merit Lilin, one long-term exhibitor of Secutech is also satisfied with the outcome of secutech 2015. Mr. Chris Hsu, Global Marketing Manager from Merit Lilin adds that "Secutech is the only show in Taipei that covers the entire professional security industry. That is why we must come to participate. Besides, we are pleased that Secutech is now highlighting the smart home industry and we agree that it is now emerging with great potentials. Secutech offers a valuable chance where we can interact with demonstration, and educate them how our products can help achieve higher performance. With the newly launched SMAhome Expo, users from this aspect are also attracted to attend the show. It absolutely adds value to our experience here! As a local supplier in Taiwan, we will continue our support to the show and participate again in the future!"

QNAP presents VS-2212 Pro+ VioStor NVR for SMB and SOHO

QNAP presents VS-2212 Pro+ VioStor NVR for SMB and SOHO

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by QNAP | Updated: 5/18/2015 | Article type: Hot Topics

The QNAP 2-bay VS-2212 Pro+ VioStor NVR, available in a tower form factor with 12 channels, is designed micro-size with rich functions to convey high cost-efficiency for SMB and SOHO users. Compact but fully loaded with advanced features, the VS-2212 Pro+ series supports Full HD 1080P Local Display, built-in alarm GPIO for enhancing security management, QSCM Lite for central management of multiple NVRs, and more.


* Simple and intuitive six-step setup
* 180 Mbps for recording and playback from multiple megapixel cameras
* HDMI output delivers up to 200fps Full HD local display
* Simultaneously handles inputs from up to 12 megapixel cameras
* Large capacity to ensure continuous high-resolution video recording
* Install free QSCM Lite from App Center to enjoy advanced CMS features

Powered by a quad-core Intel® 2.0GHz processor (burst up to 2.41GHz) and energy-efficient 4GB DDR3L memory, the VS-2200 Pro+ series delivers quality performance with up to 180 Mbps throughput to ensure steady recording from multiple megapixel IP cameras. The HDMI output and hardware decoder provide the ability to deliver up to 200 fps Full HD local display. “The new series provides many advanced features parallel to those available in superior models at a low total cost of ownership,” said Amily Fang, product manager of QNAP Security.

The VS-2200 Pro+ series features HDMI output that allows users to quickly set up and manage the NVR by simply plugging in a keyboard, mouse, and HDMI monitor. Without needing an additional PC, users can easily monitor multiple IP cameras and play back recordings with the Full HD 1080p local display.

With built-in GPIO (6in/2out) terminal blocks, the VS-2200 Pro+ series supports alarm system linkage between alarm equipment such as emergency push buttons and IR sensors. Once the GPIO interface receives signals, the VS-2200 Pro+ will switch to high frame rate video recording, send an event notification via email or SMS to the control center, and trigger the alarm system at the same time to help administrators respond to events in a timely manner to achieve better security. “The addition of a GPIO alarm sensor can further assist security management in wider scenarios and help administrators be more responsive to alarm events,” added Fang.

By installing QSCM Lite, a free app that empowers a single VioStor NVR with the abilities of CMS server, users can enjoy a hands-on CMS solution with the VS-2200 Pro+ series to centrally monitor, playback and manage up to 256 IP cameras from up to 16 VioStor NVRs at different locations with greater flexibility.

Users can expand the monitored channels based on their demands by purchasing additional licenses. The expandable license management provides a flexible and cost-effective way of scaling various surveillance needs.

VIVOTEK wins privilege of providing Mongolia's Khan Bank surveillance systems

VIVOTEK wins privilege of providing Mongolia's Khan Bank surveillance systems

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by VIVOTEK | Updated: 5/18/2015 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Khan Bank: Helping Mongolia Grow Since 1991
Khan Bank is one of the largest commercial banks of Mongolia. It provides banking services to an estimated 80% of Mongolian households. Established in 1991, Khan Bank has continued to grow and expand its service since its inception. Today, Khan Bank has 535 branches throughout Mongolia and provides comprehensive banking services to individuals and companies. Never settling for the status-quo, Khan Bank has also continuously invested in technology to enhance the quality of service it provides its customers, such as an extensive ATM network covering Ulaanbaatar, aimag capital and major district centers and nationwide access to Internet Banking, Mobile Banking and Telephone Banking. Moreover, the rapid growth and development of Khan Bank is expected to continue as Mongolia continues to perform economically. This young bank is preparing to gallop, like Mongolia’s world famous horses, into the future.

The Challenge: Khan Bank’s Previous Security System Unable to Keep Pace. A Trial is Held to Determine the Ideal Solution.
In this climate of rapid growth and expansion, Khan Bank required a thoroughbred surveillance system which could keep pace with its changing demands and keep Khan Bank ahead of the field. At the heart of any bank is its ability to secure its customers’ property, and as such the safes at each of Khan Bank’s branches required the utmost level of security. Unfortunately, the bank’s previous security system was not able to keep up with Khan Bank’s security needs, leading to a need to revolutionize its entire security system. The bank needed high quality and high megapixel surveillance cameras not only for its central headquarters, but for every branch across urban and rural areas, and all ATMs in the Ulaanbaatar area.

In order to determine which surveillance system could provide them with the absolute best performance for this vast network, Khan Bank decided to run a trial between the leading providers of security systems, including VIVOTEK.

The Solution: VIVOTEK – Ahead of the Field and Ready to Help.
No stranger to a challenge, VIVOTEK, along with local distributor ITZONE LLC’s highly qualified and experienced engineers and sales team, were able to provide the strongest solution and exceed Khan Bank’s demanding expectations.

The broad coverage, high resolution, variable focus and specialized design of VIVOTEK cameras ensured that Khan Bank’s offices, branches, safes, ATMs and entrances could all be monitored on a secure and stable high-performance IP network system. Khan Bank, thoroughbred among Mongolian banks, had finally found a surveillance system that could keep pace.

High-Quality IP Cameras Secure a Vast Network of Banking Facilities.
The largest demand for coverage was found in the halls of Khan Bank branches. These wide spaces required cameras with extremely wide-angle coverage and high image quality, while also blending in with the interior design of the bank’s branches. For this task, ITZONE LLC chose VIVOTEK’s FE8174 for its combination of high coverage, high quality and low profile. The FE8174 is capable of 180 degree panoramic views while mounted on the wall, or 360 degree surround views if mounted on the ceiling. The FE8174 also offers a variety of display options including original surround view, panoramic view, and regional view for various mounting applications. In addition, in both the panoramic as well as regional viewing modes, users can utilize the ultra-smooth ePTZ function to easily zoom in and focus on a region of interest (ROI). All of these features mean that the FE8174 was able to provide superb coverage of all of Khan Bank’s branch halls.

The VIVOTEK FD8136 ultra-mini fixed dome network camera was chosen for this central task. Its tiny profile hides an incredibly high-tech camera, capable of producing high quality imagery in a variety of formats. For outdoor spaces, particularly the entrances of Khan Bank’s branches, more than fifty FD8371EVs were installed across its network, allowing high-megapixel coverage in difficult operating environments. The FD8371EV is ideal for such solutions, able to withstand Mongolia’s extreme weather conditions and safe from any attempts at vandalism or tampering.

To add to the functionality of their system, Khan Bank uses Milestone XProtect® Enterprise, which is an easy-to-use video management software platform designed especially for large-scale and multi-site surveillance applications. It supports intuitive control of an unlimited number of cameras for monitoring live video, recording, and sharing evidence. All the video captured across multiple branches can be transmitted back to the main XProtect management and displays in the central control room. The security staff can instantaneously view events at different sites via the unified, intuitive interface, increasing bank operational efficiency and speeding the reaction time whenever events occur.

The Latest Surveillance Solution, the Simplest Installation
Finally, this rejuvenation of Khan Bank’s surveillance systems, providing the bank with a total best-of-breed security solution, was able to be achieved remarkably easily. Thanks to VIVOTEK’s efforts to provide high-tech surveillance systems which are able to be installed easily and are also simple to maintain, Khan Bank’s new surveillance system not only provides remarkable advances in coverage and reliability, it also simplifies the entire process of surveillance and footage retrieval. As a result of this upgrade, Khan Bank can now feel free to expand and grow with Mongolia, safe in the knowledge that VIVOTEK is running alongside and keeping pace.

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