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Synology introduces VisualStation VS360HD

Synology introduces VisualStation VS360HD

Editor / Provider: Synology | Updated: 6/29/2015 | Article type: Hot Topics

Synology VisualStation VS360HD is a compact, durable, and high-performance surveillance companion. It supports showing video feeds from up to 36 network cameras within a network when each camera is configured at 720p/10FPS, and dual Full HD mirrored display output via HDMI and VGA.

Live View & Playback at Your Choice
Synology VS360HD makes surveillance monitoring and playback simple. When paired with a Synology NAS running Surveillance Station 7 or later, VS360HD provides Full HD HDMI and VGA simultaneously mirrored display Live View output for up to 36 network cameras configured at 720p/10FPS within a network. Without requiring any costly computer, VS360HD is a powerful all-in-one solution for monitoring live feeds, browsing stored video footage, or capturing screenshots and saving them to an external USB drive.

Easy-to-Use Interface and USB Compatibility
Thanks to the versatile features of Surveillance Station, VS360HD is suitable for both beginner and advanced users. The intuitive interface ensures easy access to the most common functions, such as Live View, Timeline, and Recording List, which allows you to browse through recordings and export high-quality video clips or snapshots to an external USB drive. With the USB 3.0 port, users can connect a USB drive on VS360HD and reduce the time it takes to download video recording from Synology NAS to a USB drive. With a total of three USB ports on the VS360HD, users can also connect a mouse, keyboard, or even a joystick to easily operate specific IP cameras with PTZ (Pan-TiltZoom) control. With a few simple mouse-clicks, useful camera angles can be saved and grouped together to form “Patrol” cycles, while optimized Live View layouts are fully customizable with a quick drag-and-drop.

VESA Mount Compliance and Durable Design
With the included VESA mounting kit, users can mount VS360HD on the back of any VESA compliant monitors. The small footprint design of VS360HD easily hides behind the monitor, reducing clutter and providing maximum working space. Compared to a traditional PC, VS360HD not only saves a large amount of space, but also consumes less power and boasts tough durability. VS360HD can endure industrial temperatures from -20 °C to 50 °C (-4 °F to 122 °F), so there is no need to worry about overheating when installing VS360HD on the back of monitors or in harsh environments.

24/7 Security Solution for Everyone
Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to manage and monitor IP cameras in your shop, office, or home. In addition to its intuitive setup and hassle-free user experience, Surveillance Station features an optimized Live View panel with on-screen operations, smart analytics tools like motion detection, and an alert system that sends instant notifications through DS cam, SMS, and E-mail, when any suspicious behavior is detected. When paired with VS360HD, shop or business owners can ensure greater security by positioning VS360HD higher risk areas, such as a front desks or checkout counter, while storing the main recording server in a locked closet or dedicated server room.

Thanks to its fan-less design, VS360HD is completely silent and requires only 4.76W when operating with 36 channels, and even lowers power usage down to only 3.61W when idle.

Wallet-Friendly Energy-Efficient
As a PC-less surveillance solution, VS360HD economizes on both equipment and energy costs in the long-run. All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.

College of Saint Rose secures open campus environment with Vanderbilt SMS Access Control System

College of Saint Rose secures open campus environment with Vanderbilt SMS Access Control System

Editor / Provider: Vanderbilt Industries | Updated: 5/20/2015 | Article type: Education

Customer
Located in the heart of Albany, New York’s capital city, The College of Saint Rose offers 4,500 students a rigorous educational experience that extends their learning beyond the campus to the vibrant urban environment in which they live. Fostering community involvement, The College of Saint Rose opens its doors to the public throughout the day, but in so doing, must be diligent in ensuring the safety and welfare of its campus members. With this in mind, The College of Saint Rose has deployed a comprehensive safety and security program that includes Vanderbilt Security Management System to manage access to key buildings across the 48-acre campus.

The Challenge
No campus is immune from threats of crime, violence and other disruptive behaviors. To ensure that every possible precaution is taken to protect the campus community, The College employs a highly visible uniform patrol and has installed the most advanced security technologies available, including a 400-camera surveillance network and an access control system. However, the existing access control solution did not pass The College’s new requirements for campus lockdown and had several software glitches that caused other performance issues. “As more buildings were added, we began experiencing more performance issues with the software,” explained Tara Steelman, One Card System Administrator at The College of Saint Rose. For example, buildings would not open or close when scheduled to and cards would open doors that they were not programmed to. According to Steelman, however, the biggest problem occurred during campus lockdowns when some buildings wouldn’t lock at all and some cards could still be used to gain access to unauthorized buildings. “The old system was antiquated, unstable and not very user-friendly.”

The College of Saint Rose began looking for a more reliable solution to improve their response in an emergency situation. From a technology standpoint, the new solution had to work seamlessly with The College’s existing campus administration systems, since the ID cards are used to manage meal plans, printing, library usage, account information and bus passes, in addition to building access. “The new access control platform needed to pull together all the data from our disconnected systems to help us secure the campus as effectively as possible,” stated Steelman. On the recommendation of Tutela, a provider of integrated security solutions and services, The College of Saint Rose selected the Vanderbilt SMS solution. “We selected Vanderbilt SMS because it easily integrated with our existing infrastructure, is easy to use, and delivers the reliability and performance we need in all security situations.”

Tutela, which won The College of Saint Rose business against three other partners because of their exceptional integrated system design capabilities and strong references, installed the Vanderbilt SMS on time and without any change orders. “Tutela has been selling and servicing Vanderbilt SMS systems for more than ten years so we knew they would do an excellent job designing, installing, and supporting our system,” noted Steelman.

The Solution
The College of Saint Rose has 141 HID proximity readers installed across the main campus and in several buildings off campus to provide authorized access to 11,000 cardholders. Two users have full rights to the solution with 11 others having limited access based on job responsibilities. Steelman manages the entire operation from one of 13 workstations. Vanderbilt SMS currently integrates with The College’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and housing management and ID badging systems.

The Results
Vanderbilt strategic partner SwiftData Technology, a customized data management solution provider, customized The College’s solution to ensure that relevant information could be passed from the ERP, housing, and ID badging systems to the Vanderbilt SMS access control database. The new platform was installed during the fall semester under an extremely tight timeline. The team also had to overcome installation issues left over from the previous system. “We had very few disruptions during installation, mostly it was smooth, swift and painless,” commented Steelman. “Not only did we save time during installation, we can now also update our software solution faster than before.”

Steelman and her team have found Vanderbilt SMS very easy to use. Security officers make the most of the solution’s rich feature-set, which includes unlimited reporting, detailed report scheduling, manual and automatic overrides, and a programmable flash for downloads and firmware updates. “Vanderbilt SMS software is very stable, extremely user friendly and offers several new features that our old software did not provide,” noted Steelman. “Because Vanderbilt SMS is so intuitive, we have seen a reduction in the amount of time needed to program access identities and policies at the beginning of each semester.”

One of The College’s main goals with the new solution was to improve data management across its campus-wide systems to improve efficiencies. Providing better access to more information in near real-time, the Vanderbilt platform has allowed The College to do just that. “I can easily get to the data I need when I need it, update the system on the fly and track historical data,” stated Steelman. “With deeper access to campus information, we can react faster to ensure the best protection possible.”

According to Steelman, Vanderbilt SMS has had a noticeable impact on security levels at The College. “I believe we will be able to increase the security of campus buildings by 100 percent when the system is fully functional,” asserted Steelman, who also expects a reduction in misuse and other disruptive behaviour associated with the access cards. “Vanderbilt SMS is much more reliable compared to our prior investment so I am confident that we will see a marked reduction in unacceptable behavior.” Steelman is also certain that they can react much faster — and more successfully — to lock down the campus in an emergency situation.

The College of Saint Rose has also gained several valuable business benefits since deployment. “The Vanderbilt solution was less expensive than the two other technologies we considered and will scale more cost-effectively as we grow,” confirmed Steelman. “We expect to achieve a long-term return-on-investment based on the reliability and stability of the Vanderbilt products.”

The College has also been able to reduce the man-hours needed to manage data across all platforms. “Vanderbilt SMS is far more efficient than our previous solution, saving my team a lot of time in administration and maintenance,” said Steelman. “As a single-source solution that integrates so easily with our other systems, Vanderbilt SMS will certainly help us cut down on support time and costs.”

Impressed with Vanderbilt SMS and the company’s support team, The College of Saint Rose plans to add new features as it expands across campus, including the Vanderbilt Guest Pass System, ID Badging and complete integration with its video surveillance platform. “Our strength as a college can be measured in part by our ability to respond in an emergency situation, so we remain fully committed to providing the safest learning environment possible,” concluded Steelman. “With Vanderbilt SMS, we are confident that we can respond quickly and effectively in any situation to ensure the safety of our students, staff and visitors.”

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.

University of South Australia safeguard students with CriticalArc

University of South Australia safeguard students with CriticalArc

Editor / Provider: CriticalArc | Updated: 2/26/2015 | Article type: Education

CriticalArc reports that the University of South Australia (UniSA) has improved on-campus safety and security for 34,000 students and staff with the successful implementation of its innovative SafeZone distributed command and control solution.

UniSA selected SafeZone to enhance safety while reducing costs across six disparate campuses, from inner-city urban environments to outback locations dispersed across 800kms. By providing unparalleled situational awareness, SafeZone is enabling UniSA to manage everyday security operations and incidents response procedures faster and much more efficiently.

An intuitive SafeZone app enables UniSA students and staff to summon assistance for an emergency, first aid or general help via a simple tap on their phone to raise an alert that automatically pinpoints their exact location. Security staff and coordinators on all campuses carry the SafeZone responders' app on
an iPhone to ensure a fast, well-coordinated response, most appropriate action and best outcome.

The cloud-based SafeZone system shares situational awareness across the whole security team in the field, giving responders access to live operational intelligence and complete incident visibility as an event unfolds, enabling more agile decision-making.

UniSA chose SafeZone in response to a range of security challenges much like those facing higher education providers worldwide. These included expanding facilities, the rise of flexible 24/7 on-campus learning and to improve round-the clock lone student protection. As on many campuses, there was a concern that incidents might go unreported, particularly among overseas students due to unfamiliar surroundings, cultural reticence and language barriers. UniSA also wanted a better mass notification system plus the ability to monitor performance against KPIs and build a continuous service improvement culture.

Dominic Marafioti, Campus Facilities Manager, UniSA said: “UniSA's 34,000 students and staff feel reassured by having immediate access to a help point in their pocket and the knowledge that our security team has control room functionality on their belts.”

“Prior to implementation, we conducted an extensive stakeholder consultation with more than 70 staff members and students, where 97% of users said that they found the app easy to use. We were especially impressed with the wide range of features available and how easy SafeZone was to set up. Within six weeks of approval, it was up and running across our six campus communities.”

Superseding slow, unreliable and costly SMS, SafeZone's mass notification is fast and efficient, allowing UniSA security coordinators to send alerts to all staff and students. Tailored instructions can be sent to response teams or messages targeted to specific groups such as wardens or people at a particular location. Outdated manual check-in processes have been replaced, making it easier to optimise security cover for out-of-hours users and lone workers. It is also enabling more accurate, cost-effective reporting, regulatory compliance and continuous service improvement.

He concluded: “With no need for expensive help points, centralised control room or SMS messaging, we are providing improved 24/7 protection across our campuses while making significant capital cost savings. As part of our commitment to staff and student wellbeing, SafeZone is ensuring that UniSA remains an extremely safe place to work and study.”

Glenn Farrant, CEO, CriticalArc, added, “The adoption of SafeZone at UniSA is a clear demonstration of the university's commitment to ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for students and staff. Fast and cost effective to implement, SafeZone is ideally suited to campuses and multi-site facilities enabling the fastest possible response to incidents to ensure the best outcomes. Working closely with our customers, we're helping a range of organisations realise significant efficiencies and cost savings across their security operations, while protecting company reputations by ensuring a preparedness against environmental and physical threats.”

Japanese convenience store enhances security with QNAP VioStor NVRs

Japanese convenience store enhances security with QNAP VioStor NVRs

Editor / Provider: QNAP | Updated: 1/27/2015 | Article type: Commercial Markets

A famous chain of convenience stores in Japan installed QNAP VioStor VS-2108 Pro+ NVR surveillance systems to create a safer shopping experience for customers and a safer working environment for employees.

Challenge
Convenience stores are the backbone of daily life in Japan, where much of the workforce commutes to work by train, often for more than 1 hour each way. The branch manager of the convenience store chain well understands his customer's needs and that creating a pleasant and safe shopping experience is critical to keeping the customers loyal to his store chain.

After several robberies and a string of theft incidences at some of the stores, a branch manager for the store chain set out to begin discussions with security consultants to work out a solution that prevents unexpected guests and would aid in loss prevention throughout the chain of stores and allow for both local and remote centralized monitoring. The primary challenge is this chain store group currently runs around 1,000 convenience stores and with such large enterprise it was difficult to design a security system that could be deployed chain-wide and allow local recording and storage of the surveillance as well as remote monitoring of video from many stores by a remote office. The secondary challenge for deployment of a security system is that it needed to be PC-less and fit into the limited space in the stores.

Solution
The previous CCTV systems installed in the stores delivered poor image quality and there was no provision for remote monitoring. Most of the CCTV systems recorded on tape, which was not always reliable. After a great deal of research, the branch manager of the store chain selected QNAP VioStor VS-2108 Pro+ NVRs for deployment at around 600 stores. The VS-2108 Pro+ is a compact NVR that can record video surveillance up to 8 IP cameras installed in the stores on two 6TB internal hard disk drives with enough space for up to 30 days of recorded surveillance video. The NVR is a networked video surveillance system, allowing the video feeds from the cameras to be transmitted securely over the Internet to a remote monitoring location. Additionally, a monitor can be connected to the VS-2108 Pro+ via HDMI for full HD local display and live monitoring in the store managers office.

The essential places to monitor in a convenience store are typically the cash register area, store entrances, stockroom, and merchandise areas. These areas are protected by 2-3 IP cameras, delivering HD quality video for important details over the Internet but not taking up much storage space on the VS-2108 Pro+ NVR's internal hard disks. In addition to video, the usage of audio interaction allows the cashiers to receive instructions, enabling them to react timely. Other cameras fixed on the store shelves and store entrance give the store manager an indication of where customers might need assistance from staff.

Surveillance videos can also be viewed on mobile devices; which enables store managers to analyze the staff's working efficiency and have a better picture of where resources should be allocated. The remote security staff based at the chain's headquarters office can easily access any of the recorded video surveillance from any of the VS-2108 Pro+ systems at any time to support investigations and share with authorities. The NVR offers advanced features that allow the security team to get an SMS or email alert automatically if movement is detected in certain areas before or after specific times.

Vanderbilt provides high-level security for Crider Foods

Vanderbilt provides high-level security for Crider Foods

Editor / Provider: Vanderbilt Industries | Updated: 1/22/2015 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Vanderbilt Industries, a global leader providing state-of-the-art security systems, announced that Crider Foods, Stillmore, GA, relies on Vanderbilt Industries SMS Access Control system to provide security for its large production and processing facilities. Tutela, out of Brunswick, GA, is the integrator and installer on this long-running project.

Privately owned and operated, Crider Foods represents a commitment to quality, food safety and customer service. The Crider Foods Canning Facility was opened in Stillmore, GA after a fire destroyed their Augusta plant. In 2003, a “Fully Cooked” plant was added. Crider Foods is committed to being a leader in canning proteins and in its fully cooked operation. Crider is always investing in equipment and expertise to ensure continuous improvements.

After completion of the canning plant, Crider contracted with Vanderbilt and Tutela to set up a high-level security system. To date, the Vanderbilt SMS system manages access for over 500 employees and contractors at approximately 150 contact points spread over 11 locations at the Stillmore campus. Locations include the fully cook plant, company headquarters, the visitor's Lodge, canning plant, cooler building, transportation building, warehouses and others.

'The Vanderbilt system enables us to manage employees so that they can access only the areas where they have been scheduled to work,
when they are scheduled to work.
We also have the flexibility to easily change those access privileges as needed, at any time,' said Ron Sasser, Crider's IT Director.

“Our security system is absolutely critical to helping assure compliance to all the health and safety rules and regulations we have in the food production industry,” explained Ron Sasser, Crider's IT Director, who also oversees security. “We are committed to an extremely high level of access control management to prevent any cross contamination of our products.”

Sasser continued, “Our priority is to limit access for all our employees as to where they can go in the facility. The Vanderbilt system enables us to manage employees so that they can access only the areas where they have been scheduled to work, when they are scheduled to work. We also have the flexibility to easily change those access privileges as needed, at any time.”

Crider also uses their Vanderbilt access control system to verify time and attendance information. If an employee doesn't punch in, Sasser and staff can use the system to verify when any employee has entered the property. In addition to controlling access to buildings and within buildings, Crider employs guards at the facility's road entrances to verify all vehicles coming onto the property.

While asset protection is always an issue, for Crider Foods the number one priority is achieving full compliance with food and safety regulations in order to achieve the highest level of Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification. Crider has succeeded in gaining SQF, Level 3. “Only a few companies reach this level,” explained Sasser. “To reach such a certification level, we carefully control the movement of all individuals within the complex, and this means, for example, restricting access to chemicals and to the roofs of our buildings, among other sensitive areas.”

Crider also deploys 100 IP video surveillance cameras to keep any eye on operations. “Cameras are helpful,” said Sasser, “but you have to start with access. My access control system tells me who I'm seeing on the video. Now, I know who someone is, because the access control system puts them in that location. Without access control, the cameras are only so good.”

“The Vanderbilt system is working well, it's doing everything it is supposed to do. We've used it for so many years, and Tutela has been very good taking care of any issues and system expansion needs along the way. If we have a need, this team gets it taken care of. “

The Vanderbilt system, under Tutela's watchful installation and administration, provides a layered level of security starting from the minute one steps onto the Crider property, down to limiting access to chemical storage. The system supplements time and attendance data and provides documentation for OSHA reporting. But, at the end of the day, Crider's high-level security system provides management the tools they need to achieve one of the highest Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification levels in the industry, and that's worth a great deal in proof of product quality and company reputation.

Surveillance integration - why people matter

Surveillance integration - why people matter

Editor / Provider: Synectics | Updated: 1/13/2015 | Article type: Security 50

As investment in Middle East industrial, financial and critical infrastructure continues to rise, increasing protection of assets crucial to ongoing economic and social development is naturally becoming a higher a priority.

At Intersec 2015 in Dubai, global surveillance business Synectics will explain and demonstrate how achieving this is as much about people as it is about technology.

Paul Webb, Managing Director of Synectics, said: “The Middle East market is familiar with the concept of security systems integration – unifying multiple systems (CCTV, perimeter security, access control, emergency alarms etc.) into a single environment to streamline and enhance protection and operations. Advances in IP-based surveillance networks and HD camera technology have supported growth in this concept.

“But while integrated security represents a vital step forward in asset protection, collating information from disparate data streams in this way is only part of the equation. To fully maximize the opportunities this presents, it is necessary to understand the interplay between technology and personnel and then take action from that vantage point.

“How individuals and teams use and respond to data will ultimately dictate the security and operational outcomes for any site, whether that's an airport, gas plant or a city traffic network.”

In 2014, Synectics rolled-out its open and fully scalable Synergy 3 command and control software platform that integrates alarms and events, security and process control subsystems, surveillance, and other essential site systems. Crucially, the solution can be programmed to detect and understand potential threats by mining the data captured, and present that information to best guide appropriate action.

“It's about data ergonomics”, said David Aindow, Product and Technology Director at Synectics, “presenting the right data, in the right way, at the right time for the right people to act on it.

“This concept was integral to our development of Synergy 3, demonstrated by features such as the customisable Graphical User Interface (GUI), interactive mapping engine (with Geospatial Information System (GIS) technology), and dynamic workflow functionality to guide operators through required response procedures and protocols in specific situations.

“It's also the driving factor behind the latest enhancements we'll be highlighting at Intersec, specifically around task management – enhancements that help operators identify and enlist the skills required to resolve specific issues.

“For example, a single subsystem alert (perhaps form a perimeter fence) can now trigger immediate visual/audio feed correlating with the incident location, and an associated workflow programme to guide operators in responding. Operators can also cross-reference information received with a database of skillsets to identify appropriate first responders and issue coded alerts to the relevant personnel via SMS. On task completion, whatever that task may be, the responding personnel can then use mobile devices such as telephones and tablets to automatically update the control room operator accordingly.

“It's a solution that closes the loop on incident identification and response, and that's how ultimate protection and efficiency is achieved.”

Synectics will be demonstrating Synergy 3's mapping, workflow and integration capabilities at booth S1-D12, alongside its COEX™ C2000 TriMode and new C3000 HD IP camera stations.

The surveillance solutions specialist will also be demonstrating its Synergy Tablet which offers mobile situational awareness, taking the concept of personnel integration a step further by delivering system capabilities to operatives in the field.

Paul Webb concluded: “Intersec has always been a show about innovation and this year is no different. What's most exciting for us as a business though, is being able to meet customers face-to-face and demonstrate how innovation can marry with real world needs and practicalities in order to deliver tangible security and operational benefits.”

For further updates from Synectics regarding Intersec 2015, follow @synecticsglobal on Twitter

Northumbria University, Newcastle rolls out CriticalArc's SafeZone

Northumbria University, Newcastle rolls out CriticalArc's SafeZone

Editor / Provider: CriticalArc | Updated: 1/9/2015 | Article type: Education

CriticalArc announced that Northumbria University has rolled out its revolutionary distributed command and control solution, SafeZone™.

The University selected SafeZone to enhance staff and student safety while reducing costs through increasing the efficiency of everyday security operations across its six campuses. Through unparalleled situational awareness, SafeZone enables the University's security team to coordinate its response to incidents quickly and efficiently. The intuitive SafeZone app makes it easy for Northumbria's 30,000 students and staff to summon security or safety assistance via a simple tap on their phone, so allowing security personnel to pinpoint their exact location.

The SafeZone app has three main features which can be accessed by staff and students at the tap of a button for emergency, first aid and general help. Pinpointing their exact location, security officers are dispatched quickly and accurately to emergency and first aid requests, while the general help button connects directly to the Campus Services Helpdesk. Students and staff can also “check in”, to make the University's security team aware of their location while working alone or after hours.

The cloud-based SafeZone system shares situational awareness across the whole security team, giving officers access to operational intelligence on the move, enabling more agile decision-making. As events unfold, all team members have complete visibility of the incident and the locations of their colleagues on smart devices.

Superseding slow, unreliable and costly SMS, SafeZone's mass notification is fast and efficient, allowing the University security team to send alerts to all staff and students. Specific instructions can be sent to response teams, or targeted messages to specific groups such as wardens or people at a particular location. Mass notifications can be accompanied by loud tones to warn users campus-wide or a discreet pulse to those perceived to be in the proximity of a threat.

John Anderson, Head of Security said: “We needed to consider what resources we had available to us to support initiatives like 24/7 access. When we investigated SafeZone, we were impressed with the features and how it could adapt to meet the needs of the University and the community.”

“Using this campus safety system demonstrates a proactive step to differentiate ourselves and provide a leading example of how the health and safety of our stakeholders is high on the University's agenda. We hope nobody has to use it but I feel 100% confident that the resources we have in place, both technological and human, show our commitment to staff and student safety. Northumbria University is a safe place to work and study.” Darren Chalmers-Stevens, EMEA Director, CriticalArc, added, “Northumbria University's decision to implement SafeZone demonstrates their commitment to ensuring a safe learning environment for students and staff. This is a strategic win for CriticalArc with more to follow as we are continued to educate the market and work with universities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.” Well suited to campuses and collegiate universities, SafeZone eliminates language difficulties and enables the fastest possible response to incidents to ensure the best outcomes. Driving significant efficiencies and cost savings, SafeZone safeguards university reputations, offers competitive advantage, and ensures preparedness against environmental and physical threats.

CP PLUS introduces 3i home solution: a big leap in integrated solution

CP PLUS introduces 3i home solution: a big leap in integrated solution

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by Aditya | Updated: 12/1/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

CP PLUS, a world leader in high performance security surveillance products and solutions introduces CP PLUS 3i Home Solution – an Intelligent, Integrated and Interactive solution that goes beyond conventional system. The solution is ideal for residential areas and is poised to be a boon for real estate industry.

CP PLUS 3i Home Solution is the industry's only enterprise–grade one stop comprehensive solution that sets new standards in operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness and performance. 3i Home Solution is scalable, custom-made solution that delivers integrated services that caters to modern day connectivity, security, and situational surveillance.

CP PLUS 3i Home Solution lays out an FTTH (Fiber To The Home) based integrated Hi-tech infrastructure and opens up a number of services for individuals and community. Based on broadband infrastructure, it provides internet and LAN/WAN based services. 3i Home solution offers the following features:


IntelliControl - Automation facilities: The inbuilt system intelligence allows you to monitor, program, and control your home/apartment's lighting and entry locks, heating and air conditioning, and other systems — as a technology that's just around the corner. Automate:
* Light Control ----ON/OFF and Dimming
* Curtain Control
* Appliance Control---AC/Microwave/Fans etc.
* Scene control----Customize and profile combination of settings, i.e., lights, temperature etc.

Save your customized settings to receive text or email alerts, turn off lights based on time or movement, or see a photo when the kids arrive home and many more.

IntelliSecure - Intelligent security system: 3i Home solution powers the most advanced video management and video analytics deployed anywhere. The solution caters to a wide spectrum of requirements, i.e., from warning and the aversion of threats, to the prevention of subversive activities and provision for safety of the people and economic well-being of businesses.

IntelliEnergy - Energy efficient solution for common areas: With a Central Management System, you can configure when to switch each individual street light ON or OFF, and/or by how much to reduce the lamp power. This allows any number of switching events and/or dimming levels.


Intellitainment - DTH, IPTV and VoIP based services: CP PLUS 3i Home solution introduces interoperability and integration. 3i Home solution is a complete solution for IPTV and VoIP related services. This solution enables transmission of next-generation data and video services over broadband networks.

CP Plus deploys world-class technology and state-of-the-art infrastructure to offer the best in class DTH services to prospective customers.

IntelliAccess - Access Wi-fi network: The solution brings together best-in-class Wi-Fi access to all residences and common areas.

IntelliAlert - Emergency alerts and Call divert to smart phones:
* Set security zones in your house and secure your home by sensing abnormal situations (Smoke, Gas, Break) and triggering the alarm.
* Connect instantly to emergency services, Fire, Police, Medical, etc. by sending a panic alarm to emergency personnel from the in-home touchscreen.
* Never miss a visitor call! The solution enables visitor's incoming calls to be forwarded to smartphone.

IntelliAttend- Intelligent Video Door Phone: The 3i Home solution includes the state-of-the-art integrated communication & surveillance systems to meet diversified environments like villas (Wired & Wireless), apartments systems and multi-apartments systems in Analog & IP.

IntelliWatch- Central Monitoring: IntelliWatch features monitoring from a central location and is designed for an intelligent security solution that provides customer's safety and protection of property by integrating intruder detection, video monitoring, two-way audio communication, real-time notification (Email/SMS), Remote access and access control.

IntelliConnect - Flat-to-flat intercom: CP PLUS 3i Solution includes IP VDP system, which not only allows you to see who's at the door, but also enables you to communicate with visitor before you open the door. The indoor monitor can be easily installed anywhere in the house, giving you the convenience of viewing the visitor, unlocking the door and viewing any suspicious activity; all at the press of a button, without needing to go up to the entrance.

 

                    

Tyco Security Products showcases growing technology portfolio in Milan

Tyco Security Products showcases growing technology portfolio in Milan

Editor / Provider: Tyco Security Products | Updated: 11/12/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, will demonstrate a new slate of innovative technology introductions at Sicurezza 2014, 12 to 14 November, Rho, Milano, on Pavilion 3, Stand E01 G06.

“The growing complexities of the security environment, whether within a large enterprise or at a single location, are demanding intuitive yet sophisticated solutions that allow users to focus on the management of their security department or business,” said Phil Dashey, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “The seamless unifications between our products enable security personnel to make quick and informed decisions, whilst avoiding integration challenges.”

With its expanding video portfolio, Tyco Security Products continues to lead the market in offering a diverse set of high resolution IP camera, recording and video management system (VMS) platforms from its American Dynamics and Exacq Technologies brands. New from American Dynamics is the VideoEdge Micro, a compact version of the popular VideoEdge network video recorder, ideal for small sites with limited space. The new VideoEdge and victor v4.5 flagship video management system (VMS) solution brings new analytics capabilities such as heat mapping and POS integration with ease of use functionalities like auto discovery and watermarking.

New from Exacq is the EasyConnect automatic IP camera connector feature that allows users to find, address and connect multiple IP cameras to their network automatically. EasyConnect supports IP cameras from Illustra, Axis Communications and Arecont Vision, totaling more than 400 cameras. Exacq is also introducing the E-Series encoder, which converts analogue camera video into network video streams for use on exacqVision systems. The latest release of the exacqVision 6.4 VMS introduces VideoPush, which allows users to easily push selected cameras or entire views to another monitor, such as a public display monitor or video wall.

Complementing the array of choices in recording and management platforms is a wide range of HD IP cameras, including the low-cost Illustra Flex Series, the Illustra Compact Mini-Domes and Mini-Bullets, the industry's fastest Illustra 625 PTZand the Illustra 825 Fisheye, with onboard de-warping technology.

Headlining the intrusion portfolio for Tyco Security Products is Bentel Security's 3.50 release of the ABSOLUTA intruder alarm control panel, offering full support via the ABS-IP LAN board for Sur-Gard receiver communications, BOSS programming software for customised email notifications, and ITV2 support for third party integration opportunities. The newABSOLUTA M-TOUCH touchscreen keypad features a 7” full colour display, and the ABSOLUTA App enables remote control of ABSOLUTA control panels remotely a smartphone using IP or GPRS connection or SMS commands.

Visonic is introducing PowerMaster Version 18, based on the market-leading PowerG technology that is the backbone of several new devices, including the PowerMaster-33 “hidden” panel, KP-250 two-way wireless keypad, ultrathin invisible magnetic transmitters, stylish handheld panic buttons and new advanced featured software for the widely installed PM-10 and PM-30 panels. Visonic is also introducing Tower Cam PG2, a wireless outdoor PIR that is a perfect solution for visual alarm verification and advanced warning.

Rounding out the intrusion portfolio is PowerSeries Neo from DSC, an innovative solution for residential and scalable commercial installations that combines the flexibility of a modular, hardwired system with the simplicity of a wide range of wireless devices and peripherals. PowerSeries Neo leverages the superior capabilities of PowerG – the security industry's leading-edge wireless intrusion technology – and features innovative alarm verification solutions, along with a comprehensive remote service software suite for intuitive management.

CEM Systems will display emerald(tm), the industry's most multifunctional intelligent touch screen terminal in conjunction with the powerful AC2000 access control and integrated security management system. AC2000 offers customers a resilient security solution that has the flexibility to be customised and integrated to third party systems to suit project needs.

The iSTAR Ultra network door controller from Software House uniquely supports traditional hard-wired access control doors and wireless locksets all in the same controller, up to 32 readers. The newest version of the powerful C•CURE 9000access control and security management software platform utilises the victor Unified Client from American Dynamics, enabling users to easily view access control events, video, and intrusion alarms from one central user interface or remotely on the go using C.CURE Go app.

Rounding out the access control offerings will be the new Kantech Intevo integrated security platform, designed to be up and running in minimal time. It includes a customised dashboard for easy system management and is preloaded with Kantech's EntraPass Corporate Edition security management software and exacqVision video management software.

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