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IP based video surveillance enjoys high market penetration in Middle East

IP based video surveillance enjoys high market penetration in Middle East

Editor / Provider: Jill Lai, a&s International | Updated: 4/15/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

The video surveillance market is greatly influenced by government rules. HD and megapixel has become standard for video surveillance cameras and 180-day video storage is required for almost all market sectors. The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) also updates the rules every year. The government regulations usually include where the security cameras must be placed, several details about its specifications, and also, how to make sure they are able to produce good quality video. "In the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, it is important to make sure that your IP-based video surveillance system meets all legislation and governmental standards, which should be the key elements of business here," said Peter Biltsted, Director of MEA at Milestone Systems. According to an industry expert, some IP-based video systems might have the problem of losing images, which would cause the end users and systems integrators to get fined afterwards. Therefore, high reliability of IP-based video surveillance systems is required for this region.

HIGH ADOPTION OF IP-BASED VIDEO SURVEILLANCE
Due to regulations from the government, the trend of full IP-based video surveillance starts from the U.A.E. such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and then spreads the rest of the Gulf countries. The IP-based video surveillance trend also leads to high adoption of some innovations in this region, such as multi-megapixel, low-lux, and intelligent video analytics.

In the Middle East, people usually want the best technologies. For surveillance, the standard would be around 2 to 3 megapixels with WDR, because of the strong sunlight. ANPR and facial recognition are also usually required for infrastructure projects.

In large facilities, such as stadiums, hotels, campuses, and city surveillance projects, end users look for a more cost-effective way to have better coverage over a large area. “Multi-megapixel cameras are proving their worth here. Using multi-megapixel (1,080p for example) cameras, end users receive a minimum resolution more than seven times better than standard definition (VGA) or analog cameras. Megapixel cameras provide detailed information for capturing license plates and faces, said Scott Schafer, Executive VP Sales, Marketing and Service at Arecont Vision. “We have examples of customers that use 75 cameras to cover an area that would have required about 2,000 analog or standard definition VGA cameras delivering 40 pixel-per-foot resolution, which is enough to identify faces in a crowd. In campus settings, we have used eight multi-megapixel panoramic cameras to replace 24 standard definition cameras and the new system delivered superior resolution at a lower price.”

Intelligent Video Adoption
The local requirement of up to 180-day storage for HD megapixel video in some cases drives the need for more intelligent management of data, especially in large-scale projects such as infrastructure. "To provide an efficient forensic search after events take place, and also meet the challenges of managing so many cameras and data in a large environment, there is a need for intelligent video. And since people here are quite open to new technologies, they are starting to use intelligent video analytics (IVA) for marketing and management purposes," said Hakan 畤yi?it, Regional Director of Middle East at Bosch Security Systems.

Intelligent video is commonly used for high-end retailers and some large retailers deploying 160 to 200 cameras for people counting and heat maps. "In some five-star hotels, it has become common to have people-counting features to see who gets inside of the hotel building, 360 fish-eye camera at main areas like lobby/restaurant, heat mapping to analyze customers flow, and missing-object analysis for the retail stores inside. Some hotels provide the live-streaming video online for marketing.

Samsung also provides such solutions for retail/commercial markets controlled by Samsung security management platform," said Ali Boussi, Regional Sales Manager at BASS/Samsung Techwin. Due to the demand for intelligent video in this region, “Kedacom launched its latest NVRs, with the latest video analytic technology to do smart searching and quick location of the event as soon as the alarm is triggered. Besides, Kadacom also has a complete solution of centralized chain-store management and HD video surveillance solutions for courts,” said Zhiqiang Liu, Marketing Director, Kedacom Technology.

IP for SMB
The small-to-medium business (SMB) sector is also adopting IP technologies, starting from the U.A.E. “I would say in the MEA market, especially in GCC countries, there is very high percentage of SMB market using IP. Even small retail shops — usually requiring six to eight cameras — still need to meet government requirements for megapixel resolution. The analog system can't reach that standard.

All the shops need to be approved by the government. If they are not satisfied with the evidence, they will ask you to shut down the shops or replace the system entirely. That's why convergence comes there. I would say, in the next two to three years, GCC countries will not allow video that does not supply a certain level of video quality,” said Biltsted.

“Even for small customers here, they want integration. They usually want access control to be integrated too. If they have 25 cameras in place, they also want a perimeter solution to be integrated with their systems," said Biltsted.

"What I also found in this region is people have more awareness about security and they use surveillance for more than just for security. They will use the surveillance video to check if the store is clean. So, customers would choose cameras with a corridor view. We also bundle it with our software," he continued.

COMPETITIVE IP-BASED VIDEO SURVEILLANCE MARKET
 IP-based video surveillance technologies have penetrated to different market sectors here. Intelligent video is commonly used in a five-star hotel and even the small shops want an integrated system for video surveillance and access control. The Middle East has become a competitive market for IP-based video surveillance technologies. To satisfy end users' desires for new technologies, more and more integrated solutions will be introduced to the market for different applications.

March Networks NVR integrated Software House access control solution

March Networks NVR integrated Software House access control solution

Editor / Provider: March Network | Updated: 4/14/2014 | Article type: Security 50

March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, announced the integration of its 8000 Series Hybrid Network Video Recorder (NVR) system with the Software House C-CURE 9000 Security and Event Management System. The integration provides customers worldwide with a centralized video surveillance and access control solution that enables faster incident response, improved risk management and more efficient security operations.

"In collaboration with Software House, we are proud to offer our customers this seamless integration, which supports the convenient, remote monitoring of dozens or thousands of locations and the fast visual verification of incidents when needed," said Dan Cremins, Director of Product Management, March Networks.

The certified integration delivers everything organizations need to manage their video surveillance via the C-CURE 9000 system. Analog and IP video feeds are all incorporated into the access control software, allowing customers to instantly monitor, review and access live and archived video from any 8000 Series Hybrid NVR or previous generation 4000 C or 3000 Series recorder. In addition, the integration enables users to control surveillance camera actions associated with C-CURE 9000 triggered alarms, including multi-view video popups, PTZ movement, and video tagging. They can also monitor alarms appearing in the C-CURE 9000 interface, including those represented within maps, and react swiftly to disconnected recorders or camera video synchronization loss.

"We're pleased to be working with March Networks to bring customers an important tool to keep their people and property safe," said Jason Ouellette, Director of Product Management, Tyco Security Products access control solutions. "Integrating the C-CURE 9000 with the March Networks hybrid NVR system gives customers visibility to critical security events, allowing them to react quickly."

March Networks' comprehensive video management solution provides the unparalleled reliability, centralized management and performance organizations need to maintain the highest security standards and operate more efficiently. Able to support both analog and IP surveillance cameras, or run as a pure IP platform with as many as 32 IP cameras, the 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs enable businesses to make a smooth transition to advanced IP video networking. Combined with enterprise-class management and powerful investigation capabilities, the solution saves customers time and resources and is proven in installations worldwide, including more than 450 financial institutions and some of the world's largest retail organizations.

Software House's C-CURE 9000 security and event management system utilizes IT- standard tools and innovative distributed architecture. It offers advanced integration capabilities, advanced alarm routing and remote access for system administration and monitoring via a light client. Leveraging Microsoft's sophisticated .NET 4 technology, C-CURE 9000 provides native encryption and XML data transfer, making it one of the fastest, most secure systems in the industry.

Exacq technologies releases new exacqVision hybrid  ELP-series NVR

Exacq technologies releases new exacqVision hybrid ELP-series NVR

Editor / Provider: Exacq (Tyco) | Updated: 4/10/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Exacq Technologies, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, a leading manufacturer of video management system (VMS) software and servers used for video surveillance, has expanded its line of network video recorder (NVR) solutions with the introduction of the new cost-effective, professional ELP-Series, featuring hybrid and IP camera servers. These servers utilize the exacqVision VMS software and are scalable with all exacqVision systems.

Hybrid ELP-Series NVRs include 8 or 16 analog camera inputs for instant connection of analog security cameras and can host up to 24 IP cameras. The ELP IP Camera Server is designed for IP cameras and encoders exclusively, with up to 24 IP cameras per system. All of the ELP-Series recorders include the exacqVision Professional VMS software with four IP camera licenses and are easily expandable to 24 per server.

Up to 8 terabytes of internal storage is currently available with the exacqVision ELP-Series, which utilizes continuous-duty, enterprise-class hard drives for high reliability operation. The ELP-Series also features and internal mSATA drive which stores and runs the exacqVision VMS software and the Linux operating system. This provides quick system start up and added overall system reliability.

Designed for easy, out-of-the-box deployment, the ELP-Series comes pre-loaded with exacqVision Professional video management system (VMS) software. The powerful exacqVision VMS software allows users to monitor video, audio and data in real time. Additionally, users can conduct investigations on recorded video, audio and data and search across multiple servers seamlessly. Users can administrate the system and view video directly from the server using the included exacqVision client. Remote users can access the ELP-Series—along with any exacqVision system—using the exacqVision client (Windows, Linux, Mac), the exacqVision web client, and the exacqVision mobile app (iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices). Client software and mobile applications for exacqVision are freely distributed and available for most operating systems.

Each ELP-Series NVR includes a three-year hardware warranty and three-year software subscription agreement. Software updates are produced regularly and incorporate powerful new exacqVision VMS features and enhancements.

Town of Addison deploys Avigilon HD surveillance system

Town of Addison deploys Avigilon HD surveillance system

Editor / Provider: Avigilon | Updated: 4/8/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Blending the diversity of a big city with the charm of a small town, Addison, Texas is one of the Dallas area's most popular destinations, offering more than 170 restaurants, 22 hotels, and 118 parks, all within an area of four square miles. With just 13,000 residents, Addison boasts a business and daytime population of more than 100,000 people looking for lodging, dining, and shopping opportunities. Driven to provide superior services, an enhanced sense of community, and a safe, high-quality living experience for residents and visitors alike, the Town of Addison has invested in the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system to protect people and property against theft, vandalism, and injury.

Challenge
Provide a safe, high-quality living experience for residents, and visitors and protect against theft, vandalism, and injury.

Solution
At the 150,000 square-foot Athletic Club, 33 Avigilon HD 1MP, 2MP, and 5MP cameras monitor the entrances, swimming pools, racquetball courts, gymnasium, surrounding parking lots and outdoor areas. 26 Avigilon HD 1MP and 8MP 180 JPEG2000 HD Pano Dome cameras monitor key areas across the 44,000 square-foot Conference and Theatre Centre, and 33 Avigilon HD 3MP cameras were installed at the 20-acre Addison Circle Park, with another 18 portable Avigilon HD 1 MP cameras added during large events. The Town manages the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system using the Avigilon Control Center Network Video Management Software (NVMS) and stores up to 30 days of continuous surveillance video at the Athletic Club and Conference and Theatre Centre and 90 days of footage at Addison Circle Park on four Avigilon Network Video Recorders (NVRs.)

In with the New
With an outdated surveillance system that was difficult to manage and Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras that were unreliable, the Town of Addison decided to upgrade to a more advanced and user-friendly surveillance system that could deliver excellent image clarity and better performance. “Many of our PTZ cameras were failing and the OnSSI software was complicated and cumbersome, making it difficult to effectively monitor key areas across town,” explained Chad Hancock, network specialist at the Town of Addison. After looking at several options, the Town of Addison selected the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system based on the recommendation of Convergint Technologies, a local provider of surveillance system design, installation, and support. “The Town of Addison specified ease-of-use, performance, and affordability as key system requirements,” explained Phil Kertz, sales manager at Convergint Technologies, LLC. “We recommended the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system because we knew it would effectively meet the Town's current and future needs.”

Protecting Key Facilities
Addison is committed to providing friendly, personal, and considerate service to all residents and visitors. With a first-class athletic club, acclaimed theatre, state-of-the-art conference centre, and beautiful park in the heart of town where special events are held 29 weekends of the year, Addison offers a unique – and welcoming – community experience. At the 150,000 square-foot athletic club, 33 Avigilon HD 1MP, 2MP, and 5MP cameras monitor the entrances, swimming pools, racquetball courts, gymnasium, surrounding parking lots and outdoor areas. Twenty-six Avigilon HD 1MP and 8MP 180° JPEG2000 HD Pano Dome cameras monitor key areas across the 44,000 square-foot Conference and Theatre Centre, and 33 Avigilon HD 3MP cameras were installed across the 20-acre Addison Circle Park, with another 18 portable Avigilon HD 1MP cameras added during large events.

The Town manages the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system using the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) software and stores up to 30 days of continuous surveillance video at the Athletic Club and Conference and Theatre Centre and 90 days of footage at Addison Circle Park on four Avigilon Network Video Recorders (NVRs). “Avigilon offers a very impressive surveillance solution supported by a responsive team of experts for greater overall reliability,” noted Hancock. “We are very pleased to be working with Avigilon.”

Faster Search and Export
The Town's previous surveillance system was very slow, making it difficult to search, playback, and retrieve video in a timely fashion. “It was critical that the new surveillance system be easy to manage with advanced search and playback features to expedite the investigation process,” said Hancock, who also wanted a faster way to export recorded video to share with key stakeholders. Before, the process of exporting video would bog down the Town's server, which was both frustrating and counter-productive. Avigilon's use of image compression technologies has dramatically reduced bandwidth and storage requirements as well, leading to even faster search times. “With Avigilon, the ease of searching and exporting recorded video is unmatched.”

Liability Protection
The Avigilon high-definition surveillance system plays a key role in protecting the Town from a liability standpoint – particularly at the Addison Athletic Club, where members may suffer injury or fall victim to theft or assault. “We've witnessed the occasional fight at the gym – particularly on the basketball court – and a few instances of theft in the parking lot,” explained Hancock. Theft can be a problem at the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre as well, where the facility has also experienced vandalism. “The exceptional image clarity and zooming capabilities of the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system, combined with the advanced search and playback features of the ACC software, make it much easier to identify perpetrators and resolve incidents quickly and accurately.” As a result, the Town can better protect itself against false liability claims and save costly payouts.

Crowd Management
“Liability protection is an important requirement at special events as well, where there is almost always a disturbance of some sort that needs to be investigated after the fact,” claimed Hancock. To effectively manage these large crowds, the Town is required to store video of all special events for one year in case a liability claim is filed. “It is absolutely crucial that we be able to effectively search through reliable and high-quality video to correctly identify individuals involved and quickly share with the local police for further investigation.”

Performance in All Conditions
With the Avigilon system installed at Addison Circle Park, the Town can also be assured a reliable, high-performance surveillance solution at all times of the day and night and in all conditions. “Our old PTZ cameras failed regularly because they could not withstand the weather,” noted Hancock. “The Avigilon cameras not only provide a vast field of coverage, they were also designed to handle the elements, providing greater reliability in all weather conditions.”

Budget-friendly Performance
As a small municipality, cost was also a key consideration for Addison. “Delivering the performance we need at a price we could afford combined with lower maintenance and support costs, Avigilon is an incredibly cost-effective solution,” concluded Hancock. “With the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system installed at key facilities across town, we can confidently deliver a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable “small town” experience to all our residents and visitors.”

[SMAhome Int'l Exhibition] Dahua exhibits smart home surveillance kits

[SMAhome Int'l Exhibition] Dahua exhibits smart home surveillance kits

Editor / Provider: Weili Lin | Updated: 4/3/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Dahua Technology, a leading video surveillance solution provider, exhibits video door phone solutions and home surveillance solutions for home security.

The home surveillance solution consists of network cameras and a 4ch NVR. The NVR, called DH-NVR 3104-P, features HDMI and VGA output up to 1080p resolution, PoE, one SATA HDD up to 4TB, two USB interfaces, and one 10/100Mbps Ethernet RJ45 port. The NVR supports HD network IR bullet and mini dome cameras. The company said that it's a trend to offer a total solution of network cameras, NVRs and software for the home security market. Also, plug-and-play and easy setup designs are also essential.

Dahua demoed its home camera DH-IPC-K100W at the SMAhome camera demo gallery. The cube camera features built-in PIR sensors that detect motion and tampering. Besides, the device features a wide-angle lens that records 1.3MP video, and provides clear images under low-light conditions. The camera can work with smartphones to send alarm notification via Dahua DMSS mobile app. For clear night vision, it features white LEDs supporting illumination range of 10 meters.

The company also showcased video door phone solutions that comprise TCP/IP access control system, TCP/IP apartment systems and smart home kit. The smart home kit consists of IP cameras, network switch, home NVR, lock, outdoor station for villa and 7-inch color in door monitor. Smart phone app is also supported.

US wine superstore deploys March video surveillance solution

US wine superstore deploys March video surveillance solution

Editor / Provider: March Networks | Updated: 3/27/2014 | Article type: Security 50

March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, announced that America's largest wine and spirits superstore Total Wine & More has standardized on its next-generationretail video surveillance solution. The privately-owned chain is using the March Networks offering to maintain its strong security and loss prevention efforts across 100 outlets located in 15 states, and to capture clear video evidence to assist with liability protection as it grows its e-commerce business.

Total Wine, which is adding 12-15 new stores annually, transitioned to the March Networks 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs and Visual Intelligence software when it began opening Internet fulfilment centers in its stores. The 25,000-square-foot retail outlets hold nearly 14,000 types of wines, beers and spirits and feature walk-in cigar humidors and keg rooms, wine tasting areas and classrooms. While existing analog cameras are in place to monitor the stores' public areas, Total Wine needed high-definition (HD) IP cameras to capture essential data when packaging bottles that could retail for up to $2,000. The 8000 Series recorders can support a mix of analog and IP cameras or as many as 32 IP cameras, giving Total Wine the freedom to transition to HD video cost-effectively as its business requirements evolve.

“We didn't want to abandon our analog cameras, and the March Networks solution allowed us to add more IP cameras to our build-out where and when we needed them,” said Total Wine Senior Project Manager Mark Ganter. “We're very happy with the solution and the support we have received. We have such vast coverage that we can see almost every part of a store, and we now use the video surveillance system if we need to investigate a problem or inspect an area in any of our stores.”

Total Wine operates mini-fulfillment centers within select stores, where product is pulled from the shelves, packaged and shipped to customers by courier. IP cameras in the fulfillment rooms capture images of the bottles, shipping information and labels for proof of packaging and delivery. Additional IP cameras are positioned to capture the pickup by the courier, at which time all liability transfers to the courier. If the need arises, Total Wine can review its video archives to retrace the steps of the fulfillment process and verify exact details.

The high-performance March Networks 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs provide the retailer with unparalleled reliability and scale, centralized system management and the ability to remotely access live and recorded video. In the future, Total Wine may also take advantage of video analytics and software applicationsavailable in the March Networks retail portfolio for expanded loss prevention, operations and marketing intelligence.

“Our experience working with some of the world's largest retailers has resulted in our next-generation offering, which is ideally suited to help organizations like Total Wine & More protect and grow their business and optimize operations,” said Net Payne, Chief Marketing Officer, March Networks. “Retailers are using video-based intelligence to better protect assets, prevent losses, enhance security and increase profits in the process. The technology is now considered a competitive advantage rather than just a security system.”

Milestone Systems announces extended availability of Milestone Husky Series

Milestone Systems announces extended availability of Milestone Husky Series

Editor / Provider: Milestone Systems | Updated: 3/27/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), announces extended availability for the Milestone Husky Series of network video recorder (NVR) appliances. These NVR appliances – preinstalled with Milestone's XProtect video management software (VMS) – will be available in 2014 Q2 in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and in Q3 for Asia and Pacific regions.

The Milestone Husky Series of NVRs has already been introduced in the U.S. and Canada, with the Milestone Husky M50 model being available first. Due to the demand, a staged roll-out plan has been put in action. The entire line of models are now available in the U.S. and Canada and will be showcased at the ISC West show in April.

Based on appearances alone, the Milestone Husky NVRs are different from others in the market. The appliances are sleek and sophisticated – designed to fit any environment, even on a small retail shop's shelf. Ensuring reliability and durability, the hardware is industrial-grade and works seamlessly with Milestone's VMS. Yet, it is the flexibility of the Milestone Husky Series is what makes the solutions stand out.

“We have redefined the NVR concept by providing our customers with embedded surveillance solutions that are customizable and scalable,” says Lars Nordenlund, VP of Incubation and Ventures at Milestone Systems. “Milestone Husky has already had tremendous response in the market because the series makes it so easy to customize a solution that meets their specific needs – from a single location flower shop to multi-site installations. Milestone Husky offers simple solutions with more than 50 preconfigured options.”

Milestone Husky is available in three models designed for different security or business video requirements:

* The Milestone Husky M10 is a very sleek and small fanless device ideal for entry-level surveillance and sites with no space for traditional IT equipment. The model supports up to 8 cameras. 
* The Milestone Husky M30 Designed for workstation installations with comprehensive surveillance needs. Customizable and scalable for business growth, the model supports up to 20 cameras. 
* The Milestone Husky M50 is a rack-mounted solution, feature-rich with unlimited options, and perfect for advanced installations with sophisticated security needs. The model supports up to 80 cameras.

The Milestone Husky appliances are ready to use, featuring automatic device discovery with wizards for configuring the entire system, and the device license keys are pre-activated.

Customers get instant and remote access to live and recorded video through a flexible choice of client interfaces: Milestone XProtect Smart Client (available with the Milestone Husky M30 and M50 models), XProtect Web Client or Milestone Mobile – all available in 27 languages.

The Milestone Husky M30 and M50 will not only be offered in preconfigured versions, Milestone also offers an online configurator that makes it simple for customers and partners to explore their options.

The Milestone open platform supports more than 3,000 camera models from over 100 manufacturers, as well as compatibility with ONVIF and PSIA compliant devices. Third-party integrations with video analytics and access control add even more value when using the Milestone M30 and M50 models.

Milestone customers are not the only ones who can benefit from the Milestone Husky solutions. “I believe that Milestone Husky is a tremendous opportunity for Milestone partners as well, since these appliances enable them to focus 100% on their customers' business needs and not worry about the technology behind the solution,” states Nordenlund.

Secutech Excellence Award 2014

Secutech Excellence Award 2014

Editor / Provider: Jeremy Lin | Updated: 3/21/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Secutech Excellence Award 2014 gathers leading HD surveillance manufacturers to present the performance of their excellent IP cameras & NVRs in a given scenario during Secutech. 22 IP camras and 15 NVRs participated for the Secutech Excellence Award 2014.

During this professional contest, visitors could zoom in to see the details of purchasing know-how and vote for the products with best performance. Moreover, in order to remain fairness, Secutech also invited industry experts to be the judges to cast their votes.

Here is the complete list of Secutech Excellence Award 2014 winners:
IP Camera
* Bosch, NBN-733V-P
* Dahua, DH-IPC-HF5281
* Hunt, HLC-81GDS
* LILIN, UFG1122
* Pelco, IXE-31
* Shany, SNC-WD2201MSA
* Sony, SNC-VB635
* Uniview, IPC542E-DH-IN
* VIVOTEK, IP8355EH

NVR
* EverFocus, ENVR8304E
* GKB, GKB DN4808
* Hikivision, DS-9632NI-ST
* Qnap, VS-8148U-RP Pro+
* SEEnergy, SVR-816
* Synology, RS3614xs+

Secutech 2014 highlights growing trends in security technology

Secutech 2014 highlights growing trends in security technology

Editor / Provider: Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media | Updated: 3/19/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Secutech, organized by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd, opens the doors to its 17th edition from 19 – 21 March at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, taking up over 35,000 sqm of exhibition space. Over 500 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions present a range of security devices and systems both for residential and commercial use.

One of the most anticipated highlights to this year's show is the growth in IP surveillance technology. Exhibitors will showcase state-of-the-art IP-based products that utilise technologies such as HD, H.265, 4K2K, lowlight as well as high-frame resolution.

Mr Parson Lee, Manager Director for Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd commented: “We are expecting a phenomenal edition for the 2014 show. Our exhibitors have consistently affirmed that each year, Secutech provides one of the best opportunities to them for connecting with existing customers, as well as discovering new business. And this year, we believe exhibitors will have even more business opportunities, as over 28,000 electronic security as well as fire & safety professionals are projected to visit the show from more than 100 countries and regions.”

Secutech provides a number of product presentations, forums, seminars and networking platforms to not only increase knowledge between professionals, including Secutech Excellence Award, Global Digital Security Forum Asia, SMAhome International Conference, and CompoSec.

Secutech Excellence Award gathers manufacturers of HD surveillance devices. This award presents the best brands in IP cameras and Network Video Recorders (NVRs). From 19 – 20 March, attendees will be able to witness demonstrations from nominated brands, and allowed to vote on this year's main criteria – cameras that offer superior quality under low-light environments. Over 20 industry brands, including Dahua, Bosch, Hikvision, QNAP and Sony will participate in this event. The award presentation ceremony is scheduled to take place at 11:00am on 21 March.

Global Digital Security Forum Asia 2014 focuses on global video management and integration platforms. The forum will look into the growth of video management systems. Special highlights will include a case study presentation from Mr Suwich Chitkasemsuk of Digitalcom, Thailand, regarding the security management system deployed in Thailand's Customs Department. A panel discussion is also scheduled on the present and future state of video management systems from such influential brands as Aimetis, Milestone, Mirasis and Verint Systems.

SMAhome International Conference, newly-launched this year, focuses on home security camera technology. The conference is held alongside a demonstration hall and display booth to present a range of WIFI and other wireless transmission-based security cameras for comparison purposes.

CompoSec, together with its concurrent three-day conference, serves as a comprehensive platform for security device component suppliers to present their designs and solutions as a cohesive collection, in one of the most in-demand sectors of the security market. Suppliers of semi-conductors, hard disks, software and much more will all be on display, with HD surveillance, diversified storage and system upgrade taking centre stage for the event's fifth edition. Over 70 brands such as ADATA, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Intel, Microsoft and Semtech are confirmed to participate this year.

With twelve events, Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's leading organisers of fairs and congresses for the expanding international field of safety and security technology. Nine trade fairs and three high-grade congresses in Germany, Asia, the Middle East and South America and the Russian Federation provide optimum opportunities for gaining a foothold in these dynamic growth markets. Further information is available at www.intersec.messefrankfurt.com

IDIS DirectIP selected for DAKS flagship London stores

IDIS DirectIP selected for DAKS flagship London stores

Editor / Provider: IDIS | Updated: 3/18/2014 | Article type: Security 50

DAKS, one of Britain's major fashion companies, has implemented IDIS DirectIP surveillance at its flagship stores on Old Bond Street and Jermyn Street in the heart of London. IDIS partner and one of the UK's fastest growing security systems integrators, Rutledge Integrated Systems (RIS), won the contract to install and maintain the IDIS DirectIP solution through a competitive bid situation.

Previously using an aging analogue CCTV system, DAKS faced an increasing level of theft, with the legacy system providing inadequate views of shop floors, coupled to poor clarity of image and slow retrieval of footage. DAKS selected the RIS and IDIS solution based on performance and affordability combined with RIS's security expertise and experience in high-end retail environments.

The DirectIP full-HD solution features 16 two-megapixel flat dome cameras with wide angle lenses at the flagship DAKS store on Old Bond Street plus eleven cameras at Jermyn Street. Connected to 32-channel DirectIP NVRs, staff are able to monitor stores directly from the cash desk to quickly detect any suspicious behaviour, rapidly retrieve footage and subsequently reduce shrinkage. The unobtrusive flat dome cameras and the sleek design of DirectIP NVRs are conducive to the high-end retail experience offered by the DAKS luxury label. With Royal Warrants granted from 3 members of the Royal Family, DAKS values the quality, reliability and innovation that the DirectIP solution encompasses, allowing the fashion company's brand identity to flow through to its security operations.

Commenting on the solution, Ray Price, Head of Maintenance at DAKS, said, “The DirectIP solution offered us the complete 360° surveillance capability we were looking for. Continually impressed with its outstanding HD resolution and clarity, our staff have quickly adapted to the solution using its simple and intuitive interface. The RIS and IDIS solution offered us a fast return-on-investment through a reduction in theft, while the elimination of annual video management license fees ensures a low cost of ownership.”

Andy Rutledge, Managing Director, RIS, said, “DirectIP provided the performance and affordability DAKS demanded allowing us to offer a compelling and competitive solution. DirectIP is an especially good fit for the retail sector, featuring 30 images per second to deliver real-time full-HD across multiple cameras with next to no network latency. This enables DAKS staff to quickly and accurately detect any suspicious behaviour.”

Lewis Hayzelden, Operations Manager, RIS, added, “DirectIP facilitated a simple and rapid out-of-hours installation without disrupting a busy retail environment. Using true plug-and-play simplicity, we implemented the solution and trained DAKS staff at each of the stores in under 8 hours.”

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