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EL.MO's revolutional intrusion detection systems—Villeggio and NETPLUS

EL.MO's revolutional intrusion detection systems—Villeggio and NETPLUS

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by EL.MO. | Updated: 9/1/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

EL.MO. SpA, the Italy-based surveillance manufacturer has brought together the best of technology applied in the safety field in two products— Villeggio and NETPLUS system.

Villeggio System
The concept of wireless intrusion detection control unit has been redesigned and revolutionized, creating a small and compact product with features and unique capabilities in modular design.

In detail, the Villeggio system uses a hardware platform with a wide range of performance to which can add installable components based on the Plug & Play principle to increase the management levels according to the customer's needs. In the fuller version, VIDOMO, Villeggio integrates several devices connected directly to the RS485 serial bus such as the RIVER concentrators, the I8 inserters, the ANIMA, TATTILO and TATTILOPLUS keypads or the TRES01485 and TRIAL detectors. The Villeggio system is composed of 3 control units: VICOMPACT, VIBASIC and VIDOMO.

Applications and strength of Villeggio
Villeggio is a product that lends itself especially for domestic and commercial applications and in this direction the control unit can be integrated into other systems of building automation via KONNEX ETREIB optional interface.

The greatest potential of the Villeggio system occur mainly in the ability to manage, to control and to query remotely the control units through different communication channels (via conventional telephone line, via GSM, via TCP/IP) and through devices such as smartphone, tablet and PC. This allows, for example, to switch-on the heater, to check the activation status of the system components or to carry out programming or temporary activation and deactivation operation of certain controlled areas. The full communication potential of Villeggio is obtained through integration with the management, supervision and centralization platform of e-Connect systems.

EL.MO. presents NETPLUS, the new hardwired/wireless (with RIVERRF and HALENTE concentrators) intrusion detection control units with 8 triple, double balanced/NC/fast on board inputs, expandable to 16 with split function. It is expandable up to 104 inputs with RIVER series concentrators.

NETPLUS system uses the hardware platform equipped with expansion modules based on Plug &Play principle. It is extremely modular and grows dimensionally and functionally according to the environment in which it operates. It has a RS485 serial line for the connection of the TRES01485 and TRIAL detectors, RIVER concentrators, and up to 16 control devices such as TATTILO, TATTILOPLUS and ANIMA touch screen keypad, NIRVA and MIDAS keypads, the RS485 I8 serial bus inserters, the ETRZENITH and IZENITH key point flush-mountable box and the PASSLIGHT additional system status indicator.

Applications and strength of NETPLUS
The completeness of the EL.MO. range is complementary and optimally supports the ability to NETPLUS to integrate itself with a large number of devices. NETPLUS offers superioir possibilities of management through remote devices, such us traditional telephone, mobile telephone, smartphone, tablet or PC. The applicative field of the remote management includes vocal interaction or via SMS, and involves the management of intrusion detection system and the management of other areas.

NETPLUS systems is integrated with management, centralization and supervision and supervision infrastructure of e-Connect systems. Thanks to this platform, end-user, installers, maintainers and service companies can be controlled, manage and easily communicate with their intrusion detection system through smartphone, tablet and PC from anywhere in the world via internet.

Besides, the NETPLUS interfaceability is not limited only to the modern communication media but also for building automation in civil and industrial environments based on KONNEX BUS thanks to the suitable optional module.

Verint presents expanded intelligence solutions for retail sector

Verint presents expanded intelligence solutions for retail sector

Editor / Provider: Verint | Updated: 6/12/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Verint Systems has newly expanded its portfolio of security and business intelligence solutions for the retail sector to continue delivering advanced technologies to help reduce fraud and loss, boost operational efficiency and improve the customer experience.

At the upcoming NRF Loss Prevention event this week, Verint will highlight a variety of intelligent solutions designed to reduce shrinkage and theft, according to Alex Johnson, senior director of retail, Verint Video and Situation Intelligence Solutions. “At Verint, we're committed to providing technologies that limit and negate vulnerabilities in loss prevention operations and reach beyond traditional security uses by integrating with common retail platforms through open standards and interfaces,” he added.

To help reduce shrinkage and achieve a significant return on investment, Verint provides retailers with Verint solutions, which include a comprehensive portfolio designed to meet the specific needs of a variety of retailers—from enterprise-class to specialty stores.

Advancements to Network Video Recorder (NVR)
Verint's comprehensive NVR platform, the EdgeVR, is designed to deliver scalable and enterprise-class video monitoring and recording capabilities. The NVR platform enhances security and streamlines investigations for retailers, allowing them to close cases quickly and proactively minimize losses. The latest version delivers all the benefits of an embedded NVR, including bandwidth optimization, remote access and robust surveillance analytics. It easily scales to support up to 64 IP and analog cameras, providing a path to migration for budget-conscious retailers.

Additional features include H.264 and MPEG-4 compression options and scalable storage options up to 16 terabytes. Consistent with the EdgeVR's open platform design, it integrates with various edge devices helping retailers leverage current infrastructures and expand to meet future system demands.

Further updates to the EdgeVR include advanced investigation tools, such as face detection, license plate recognition and a variety of surveillance analytics, providing retailers new levels of situation awareness. Other capabilities include:

Surveillance Analytics-- it  provides loitering detection, directional movement, line crossing, object left behind and missing item identification. Once the system identifies a predefined movement, it can send emails or SMS to the appropriate personnel, or relay messages to associated systems.

Mobile Client--it  allows security operators to remotely access video and view live and recorded video from multiple cameras simultaneously. Accessible from Apple iOS devices, the application delivers 10 pre-defined screen layout options, zoom capabilities and the ability to access recent camera views.

IP Camera Integrations--they  include supportfor the new economic line of Verint V3300 IP cameras, the Oncam Grandeye 360 camera when larger fields of view are required, and a Height Strip Camera for store entrances and exits.

EL.MO.Vicompact enhances intrusion detection & alarming capabilities

EL.MO.Vicompact enhances intrusion detection & alarming capabilities

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by EL.MO. | Updated: 6/9/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

EL.MO.SpA the Italy-based surveillance manufactuer has introduced new wireless intrusion detection control unit  –VICOMPACT– to its product portofolio The company owns a comprehensive range of CCTV, intrusion and fire detection, and access control systems. VICOMPACT as new addition to the Villeggio line, comes in white housing with a pleasant design, featuring 32 wireless inputs on board. It is designed for civil installation and the product itself offers a great performance/investment ratio. The new generation of control unit is equipped with a GSM module and allows, through the e-Connect platform, to manage the system to achieve complete safety, anywhere and anytime via smartphone, tablets and PC. The innovative modular structure allows to customize the control unit according to the user's needs; the user-friendly interface, with intuitive display, offers easy and immediate usability. Two of the 32 inputs are usable as on board wired inputs, with consequent reduction of the radio inputs.

Product details of VICOMPACT
* 32 total on board wireless inputs
* Of the 32 available wireless inputs can be used, reducing the wireless inputs, 2 wired inputs on board control unit
* On board zones can be configured as: NO, NC, balanced, split, extended split, triple balanced, fast. Zones can be assigned different properties
* Alarm relay output with C-NO-NC free from potential contacts with 3A@AC24V carrying capacity. The output can be configured
* 12V fuse-protected power output for detectors
* Connector with 8 outputs for ETRREL4 modules that can be configured and remotely controlled
  Users: Advanced management of 32 users max; users can be assigned a proximity key or a remote control device
  Areas/sectors: Management of 4 areas with 4 sectors each 
  User interface:
* Graphic B/W LCD display 128x65 with RGB backlight depending on operating conditions (adjustable)
* Backlit 20-rubber-key keypad
* Unit controlled via proximity key with partialization function.
* Low-consumption proximity key reader located at the centre of the sectors keypad (selectable)
* RF Monitor with graphic display
  Wireless module:
* FM 434 525 MHz receiver in accordance with EN300220 (Class 2) and low consumption EN50131 with built-in antenna on PCB
* Low-consumption AM 868.300 MHz transmitter compliant with EN300220 and EN50131 standards with antenna integrated on the PCB. Control up to 15 wireless sirens and 15 configurable actuators
Events storage: Historical memory with 1000 events capacity
  Voice synthesis:
* Voice synthesis module with 64 messages recordable by the installer, equipped with microphone and loudspeaker; it can be configured via USB and serial line for a total of 8 minutes recording time
* Messages can be recorded by using the suitable software module; they can also be recorded using a microphone connected to the PC audio board
* GSM/GPRS module included for the connection from and to control unit via GSM, also allow the connection to e-Connect system.
* Remote interrogation via SMS with GSM module
* Sophisticated credit control system for rechargeable SIM cards when using MDGSMI / MDGSME optional modules
* Remote listening device controlled via SMS
* Temperature sensor with thermostat function, programmable hysteresis and calibration option
* MDTEMP radio temperature detector (optional) to be used instead of the built-in detector or as external detector if necessary
* Daily/weekly thermostat function, with block boiler detection
* Emergency light function
* Plastic against opening and removal
* White colour
* User interface according to EN50131 with compliance options
* Compliance EN50131-3 grade 1, environmental class I°
* Compliance to R&TTE 1999/5/CE Standard and to ETSI EN 300220-3 and ETSI EN301-5-3+A1

Vietnam's top brewery deploys LILIN's solutions

Vietnam's top brewery deploys LILIN's solutions

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by LILIN | Updated: 5/20/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

IP cameras can be easily integrated into industrial manufacturing environments to monitor production line efficiency, perform visual inspections automatically, and enable remote assistance for maintenance. Hai Duong Beer Factory, located in Ha Noi, Vietnam, is the largest brewery in the region. Hai Duong Beer Factory recently completed the installation of more than 12 units of LILIN cameras at its production plants in a project implemented by system integrator/distributor, Silver Sea JSC.

Superior Light Sensitivity
A number of LILIN IPR722ES4.3 cameras were installed in the brewery covering areas where high contrast lighting conditions were most prevalent. The IPR7224ES4.3 camera delivers useable video surveillance image in a variety of lighting conditions by using a built-in infrared LED. Moreover, the built-in wide dynamic range (WDR) function further minimizes impacts on video caused by high contrast and glare scenes. As for video management recorder, Hai Duong Beer Factory chose NVR116 standalone video recorder for recording and streaming since it is a great fit for centralized administration.

The ONVIF-compliant camera configures quickly using the free IPScan software that ships with all LILIN network based cameras. Multiple streams of Motion JPEG and H.264 compression ensure high quality image clarity with controlled bandwidth usage. A built-in microSD card slot enables several days of recording stored on a memory card. LILIN cameras are also factory-focused, eliminating the need for additional time for installation. With embedded motion detection sensor in the camera, IPR722, is able to send an email to any designated address, an alert to the admin operator, or a SMS message to smartphone handheld devices when sensor being triggered.

Efficiency is paramount to a factory facility's success. LILIN's product offers benefits such as workflow management and production efficiency showing that applications for the security industry are unlimited.


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LILIN is a global IP video manufacturer with over 30 years of experience. Throughout the years, the company has maintained its dedication to Creativity, Progress, and Excellence providing expertise in digital video with a strong focus on innovation moving forward.

Avigilon video analytics Rialto offers higher integration and protection

Avigilon video analytics Rialto offers higher integration and protection

Editor / Provider: Avigilon | Updated: 5/19/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Avigilon Corporation, the major global provider of end-to-end security solutions, has recently made the addition of the Rialto video analytics appliance family to its product portfolio.

The Rialto appliances provide real-time event detection and verification, enabling users to proactively identify any unusual activity that occurs in a monitored scene and take immediate action as necessary. Users can effectively lower costs and increase efficiencies, reduce on-site theft and vandalism, and provide real-time crime prevention to secure assets with this technology.

Following Avigilon's recent acquisition of VideoIQ, Inc., this release marks the introduction of featured analytics to Avigilon's end-to-end security solution. The patented Rialto technology, when combined with high-definition video imaging, will provide users with superior perimeter surveillance to help protect property, assets and personnel. The flexibility and ease of installation offers a cost effective way for companies to integrate video analytics into their current analog or IP video surveillance system.

“We are truly excited to be introducing the Rialto analytics appliances to address customers' needs,” said Ian Povey, Avigilon's director of product management and product marketing. “With a prominent team of analytics developers and a broad portfolio of intellectual property, we are readily integrating best-in-class video analytics technology into our award-winning, high-definition solutions. Additionally, our global sales team is well positioned to take this leading-edge technology to market with our vast network of over 2,000 partners and resellers.”

The Rialto family of products is optimized by its “Teach-by-Example” functionality, which enables users to give feedback about the accuracy of various alarm events as they are generated. Rialto products are able to learn from this feedback and increase future accuracy, resulting in one of the lowest false alarm rates in the industry. This self-learning technology provides enhanced levels of protection, particularly suited for environments that require perimeter and intrusion theft protection, such as critical infrastructure and commercial installations.

Core features and benefits of the Rialto series:
Self-learning analytics:
Algorithm-based intelligence allows the system to recognize people and vehicles while ignoring irrelevant motion;
True object classification: The system classifies people and vehicles, while ignoring other objects that are unimportant to the scene;
High-definition analysis: Analysis of video up to 1080p resolution allows for more accurate identification of object features to help reduce false alarms;
Audio talk-down capabilities: Connects to external speakers for remote talkdown functionality to provide additional intrusion deterrence;
Instant notification: Real-time SMS or email notifications enhance on-site security and professional monitoring services;
Ease of installation: Plug-and-play setup means quicker installation and near-instant realization of the benefits of analytics technology;
Always-on technology: Video analytics are able to monitor an area 24/7, 365 days a year;
Open platform: The system is designed to recognize third party analog and IP cameras.

Need for security mass notification in higher education

Need for security mass notification in higher education

Editor / Provider: Eifeh Strom | Updated: 2/19/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Deadly violence on university campuses is an unfortunate reality. Less than one month into 2014, 3 reported incidents of gun violence were reported in the U.S. — 2 of the incidents lead to 2 deaths. However, deadly attacks are not limited to gun violence — a stabbing attack in 2013 left 14 injured at Lone Star College–CyFair in Texas, U.S.

In the aftermath of the violent shooting at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, which tragically resulted in the deaths of 33 people, campus safety was thrust into the spotlight. In 2012, Virginia Tech was fined $27,500 by the US Department of Education (DOE) for failure to issue a timely warning on campus the morning of the shooting in compliance with the Cleary Act. In January 2014, the DOE fined Virginia Tech an additional $5,000 for the incident. Immediately after the Virginia Tech tragedy, many universities invested in mass notification systems. However, Dan Pascale, CPP, Senior Director of Security & Emergency Services at Margolis Healy & Associates, notes that mass notification systems have not evolved much since then. Pascale explained that despite the initial rush to acquire mass notification systems, the ability to use them and integrate them with other forms of technology such as SMS, telephone, email, outdoor warning systems, internal public address systems, digital signage, etc. has not made any significant leaps. “I think we're going to see more integration and a need for it in the near immediate future as colleges and universities struggle with having the responsibility to make timely warnings and emergency notifications to their community,” said Pascale. The next step, however, is figuring out how to do it and how to accomplish it at an affordable price.

One of the most publicized and successful mass notification integration projects was done by Florida State University (FSU). FSU already had an emergency notification system in place — “FSU Alert” boasted 32 different methods of emergency communication delivery, which include but are not limited to outdoor warning sirens, indoor warning sirens, SMS text messaging, E-mails, strobe lights, digital signage, desktop alerts, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc); however, management of all these different systems was a challenge. Although the multitude of systems was meant to cover a wide variety of pre-approved scenarios, a delay in notification was occurring because there were too many systems to fuddle through.

In order to streamline the system, FSU sought a solution that would enhance and integrate with their existing system. In cooperation with Siemens, who configured the central activation system, FSU was able to consolidate the 19 primary and secondary delivery technologies of the FSU Alert System so that they could be activated from a single point. Located in the FSU police department's communications office, a box with a panel of pre-scripted scenario buttons allows personnel to send out the appropriate notification with the press of one button. Known as the “EZ” button, this one button mass notification system has cut down message delivery time to less than three minutes. The FSU “EZ” button has since become a prime example for both universities and the security industry.

Retrofitting for the Future
Based on a survey of 616 projects, CP&M reported that 12.9 percent of the $1.3 billion spent on renovations in 2012 was spent on security equipment. More specifically, a survey on what types of renovations and upgrades US residence halls were considering in the next 3 to 5 years showed that 43 % were considering adding and/or upgrading their camera/surveillance systems, 36 % were considering the same for their access control systems, and 27 % their sprinkler/fire alarm systems. However, it was also noted that the extent of new and upgraded systems has been stunted due to budgetary restrictions. In addition to monetary challenges, retrofitting buildings on college campuses can be a complicated task. Oftentimes colleges are forced to retrofit older and sometimes historic buildings that are hundreds of years old, according to Pascale. “In many cases, it can cost anywhere from two to five times the cost of initial construction. With limited budgets, due diligence is critical as it's important to get it right the first time.”

Another difficulty with retrofit projects is that they frequently involve older buildings that are less likely to have the advanced technological capabilities needed for newer technology. “In a way, new projects are easier to scope out and deploy since the ideal architecture is designed from scratch. Most cases, however, are retrofits which demand an assessment of current technology, the remaining lifespan of such and the true benefit they might still provide,” said Lawrence de Guzman, Director of Global Sales Operations, Verticals, OEM, and Key Accounts at Milestone Systems.

Open Systems and Integration
The importance of integration has been a hot topic in the security industry and the education sector is joining in on the conversation. “We see a need and attempt by many institutions to integrate disparate systems and leverage technology as a force multiplier while creating operational efficiencies,” Pascale pointed out. “In many cases, individual departments have installed their own systems and there is little centralization or standardization.” However, facilities of all kinds hit a speed bump when trying to find compatible systems. That is why open systems are playing a key role in integration.

“There is a distinct trend towards open platforms, which enables beneficial integrations with other systems, thereby empowering a total solution into more than just the sum of its parts,” said de Guzman. In particular to higher education, Mike Scirica, VP of Marketing and Sales at WavestoreUSA noted, “Campus security officials seek VMS platforms that easily integrate with other security and non-security systems, such as video analytics. An open architecture approach and a commitment to open standards help manufacturers deliver VMS platforms that will be able to work with other systems as organizational and security needs grow.”

Rising up to Challenges
Every vertical has its own set of unique challenges and requirements. In order to properly and successfully address these issues, it is important for manufacturers and systems integrators to work together. “We believe integrators and manufacturers should act as partners with a common goal of establishing trust with an end user,” said Kim Loy, VP of Global Marketing and Chief Product Officer at DVTEL. “At the same time, integrators should rely on their manufacturers to play a valuable support role to help them assess and respond to customer expectations. Customer satisfaction depends on the best efforts of everyone involved in a system sale.”

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Axis IP cams secure Indian IT services provider Mindtree

Axis IP cams secure Indian IT services provider Mindtree

Editor / Provider: Axis Communications | Updated: 11/13/2013 | Article type: Security 50

Mindtree East campus is a large facility with over 1200 mindtree “'minds” walking in each day. The management was looking for an effective way to enhance their monitoring with respect to the safety of the entire premises and all visitors and staff. Total of 68 network cameras were deployed across 6 floors with an area of 107,000 sq ft.

The implementation has brought a number of benefits. Apart from the cameras, the organization has also deployed its own Mindtree Manage Mind VMS and Video Analytics on standard off-the-shelf servers to address the below challenges:

  • The head of security and senior security officers are constantly on the move and needed quick access to live video and recorded feeds. The head of security is located in a different campus located across the city.
  • Entry to certain areas within the campus such as data centers, finance bay and hardware labs is highly restricted. Security officers need to be alerted as soon as anyone enters these areas.
  • Security officers watching the video feeds from the control room wanted to be able to create incidents and assign them to specific security officers.
    Ensure that service entrances were not mis-used. For example, vehicle parking at service entrances is restricted to duration of loading/unloading of goods and equipment.
  • Security officers wanted a quick mechanism to assess all security incidents that occurred during the day.
  • Guards frequently moved out of their position especially after office hours and during the weekends.
  • Web browser-based clients enable security officers (local and remote) to monitor video from any standard desktop without installing any software. Security officers can also view feeds from a mobile client and perform basic PTZ commands.
  • Video analytics deployed ensure that alarms are raised as soon as pre-defined rules are triggered. For example, the sterile zone analytics raises an alarm as soon as someone enters a data center during non-office hours. Alarm actions such as email and SMS are sent to a group of registered security officers.
  • Video analytics is also used to detect vehicles parked at service entrances and missing guards to raise appropriate alarms.
    Daily reports about incidents that occurred, action taken and status of equipment ensures appropriate review.

After evaluating multiple IP camera vendors, Mindtree chose Axis IP cameras for their quality and support. A total of 68 Axis IP cameras (including 5 PTZ cameras) across the facility were installed to hasten response to security incidents. AXIS M3011 and AXIS 213 PTZ Network Cameras were short listed based on the cost/ value proposition.

The implementation of Axis IP cameras delivers the benefits of enhanced monitoring and operational alertness, enabling management to supervise the facility at all times with minimal manual intervention. This has also enhanced security with fewer security personnel, who can effectively focus on attending to security incidents. The recordings also enable quick investigation and speedy resolution of redundant incidents.

CEM Systems, Pelco and Honeywell secure the New South Glasgow Hospitals

CEM Systems, Pelco and Honeywell secure the New South Glasgow Hospitals

Editor / Provider: CEM Systems | Updated: 10/25/2013 | Article type: Commercial Markets

CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products announce that they have won the contract to secure the largest single NHS hospital build in Scotland; the New South Glasgow Hospitals, part of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The publicly funded development will give Glasgow one of the most advanced adult acute services hospitals in the UK and will be the biggest critical care complex in Scotland.

CEM Approved Reseller Boston Networks is installing a multi million pound Intelligent Building solution for the new super hospital which features the CEM AC2000 Security Management System (SMS), securing over 400 doors throughout the facility. Construction work commenced on site early 2010 and is due for completion in 2015. The main contractor on the project is Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd.

The powerful CEM AC2000 system will secure the brand New Adult and Children's hospital. The new 14 floor adult hospital will house 1109 beds, state of the art emergency, acute receiving, critical care, 30 modern operating theatres, diagnostic services and a full range of in-patient and day case paediatric services.

“At the New South Glasgow hospitals, AC2000 will provide a highly flexible and integrated security solution by linking to both Pelco Endura CCTV and Honeywell Galaxy Intruder Detection Systems” said Philip Verner, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, CEM Systems. “The CEM AC2000 system has many high level integrations in its portfolio, which enables it to act as a powerful Security Management System for South Glasgow hospital.

Commenting on the partnership, Paul Goodbrand, Director of Intelligent Buildings, Boston Networks states, ‘‘Due to the sheer scale and complexity of the New South Glasgow Hospitals project, Boston Networks had to consider numerous factors when choosing our security partners, such as future proof technology, integration capabilities and the ability to provide a solution that would allow us to meet all elements of the installation and commissioning program”.

In addition to high integration capabilities, the CEM AC2000 system offers a comprehensive set of software applications that enhance site operations. The New South Glasgow Hospitals will utilise both AC2000 VIPPS (Visual Imaging & Pass Production System), which allows users to design professional, quality ID passes which can include text, logos, graphics, photos, barcodes and signatures, and AC2000 AED (Alarm Event Display). AC2000 AED provides a dynamic and real-time graphical view of all alarms and events that occur on the AC2000 system.

As a new building with an Ethernet infrastructure the hospital was also able to utilise CEM's Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology. This means that only one Ethernet cable is required at the door, ensuring simplified installation and time savings; a welcomed benefit in such a huge project.

“The technological capabilities of CEM's unique Power over Ethernet (PoE) solution along with AC2000 met the needs of the Hospital's multifaceted Access Control demands and also provided Boston Networks with the integration capabilities essential to deliver a robust and future proof IP security solution, within program and budget”, continued Paul Goodbrand, Director of Intelligent Buildings, Boston Networks . “By having complete control of the installation and working closely with CEM, Boston Networks will ensure that we meet and exceed the project milestones, installation and commissioning dates.”

CEM EtherProx readers will also be used to secure the site. EtherProx is the industry's smallest Ethernet card reader with integrated keypad, LCD display and internal database giving off-line validation and intelligent decision-making at the point of entry, even when host communications are not available. EtherProx readers can display hospital cardholders with immediate text descriptions on the swipe of their card i.e. a hospital porter trying to access the hospital pharmacy may get the message - Access Denied and a red LED will flash indicating access has not be granted.

Tyco Security provides integrated security for Odeabank

Tyco Security provides integrated security for Odeabank

Editor / Provider: Tyco Security | Updated: 8/30/2013 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Odeabank (part of Lebanon's Bank Audi group) was established in Turkey in March 2012. To secure the bank's new state-of-the-art premises throughout Turkey, Odeabank required a highly integrated security management solution that could seamlessly grow as the branch portfolio expanded.

Systems integrator, Sensormatic Güvenlik Hizmetleri, worked closely with Odeabank and Tyco Security Products to meet these security requirements. The overall security management system (SMS) of choice for the project was the powerful SoftwareHouse C-CURE 9000 security and event management system which provided an integration platform for the bank's video, intrusion and fire detection systems.

To date, over 12 branches have successfully been installed with the C-CURE 9000 solution, with a total of 34 branches forecast to open by the end of 2013. Each branch utilises Software House's iSTAR Pro door controllers and third party readers to secure critical doors. iSTAR Pro door controllers are intelligent, modular, controllers that offer an access control solution for up to 16 doors. Featuring on-board Ethernet and up to 128 MB memory, the controllers store over 500,000 cardholders in its internal memory and continue to operate offline should communication be temporarily lost from the host server.

Systems Integration
Built on an innovative integration platform, C-CURE 9000 delivered Odeabank with integration of DSC PowerSeries intrusion panels, high definition IP video surveillance cameras and Tyco's MZX Technology fire detection system. Using one friendly user interface(C-CURE 9000 monitoring station), Odeabank security can centrally view and manage in real-time all access control, video, fire and intrusion alarms.

Central alarm monitoring
The central C-CURE 9000 monitoring station features editable maps to create complex floor plans that graphically illustrate design and security architecture within each branch. Using a familiar Windows 7 environment, the intuitive client software enables Odeabank security personnel to create dynamic views of events, personnel activity and live video feeds. It also enables the bank to manage and view events from DSC intrusion panels and MZX Technology fire panels from this single powerful interface. With one monitoring station managing individual branch activity, this greatly enhances operational efficiency.

The C-CURE 9000 system was also integrated with the bank's human resources system so that all branches and personnel activity can be managed and reportable from a single centre. Using a database partitioning feature, the C-CURE 9000 server is divided into multiple branch partitions. This enables bank personnel information to be shared and monitored across all branches, with employees only requiring one ID smart card to access every location. Each staff member has time restrictions, access levels and area control added to their card credentials, so that only authorized personnel have access to vaults, server rooms and other high security areas.

Malaysia Airlines unifies security management across offices

Malaysia Airlines unifies security management across offices

Editor / Provider: CEM Systems | Updated: 7/4/2013 | Article type: Commercial Markets

CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, is pleased to announce that the integrated security management system has been selected to secure the offices of the 5-star Malaysia Airlines.

Established more than 60 years ago, Malaysia Airlines flies to destinations across six continents. The airline has a long history of providing excellent service and has won over 100 awards in the last 10 years, including Asia's Leading Airline. Malaysia Airlines required a security solution that was powerful yet reliable and could be integrated with a variety of systems to form a complete security management system.

“CEM has a long history of working with aviation customers to find the right solution to meet their specific needs”, said Andrew Fulton, Senior Director, Global Sales, CEM Systems. “We have maintained our position in the aviation market by continually developing AC2000 and by staying ahead of the industry. Malaysia Airlines key requirement was for one integrated security platform for access control, video and intrusion, as well as integration to an external visitor registration system.”

CEM security management met the requirements for high level integration using the CEM intruder detection system and the CEM access alarm for American Dynamics embedded video recorder. These modules allow the access control system to act as the security management system (SMS), with DSC intrusion and American Dynamics range of digital video recorders visible from one unified platform. The CEM alarm event display application forms a single user-friendly interface were administrators can centrally monitor access control, intruder and video systems, all in real time.

In addition, an CEM Application Programming Interface (API) has been provided to allow the seamless integration of an external visitor registration system to the system visitor's module. This allows Malaysian Airlines to transfer critical data from an existing visitor system for operational efficiency.

The system at Malaysia Airlines also features the latest in web functionality with CEM Visitor Management. The module provides a powerful web-based tool which can be used to monitor visitor access from any location. The visitor management provides users with the ability add full details of a schedule visit including date, time, sponsor details and even a visitor image via a standard web browser.

Using industry leading technology, CEM has also provided Malaysia Airlines with a stable solution with a high level of redundancy. Server redundancy has been achieved using CEM failover which provides a failsafe secondary server and the highest assurance of system reliability should communication be temporarily lost with the central server.

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