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[Secutech 2014] EverFocus to showcase integration solutions

[Secutech 2014] EverFocus to showcase integration solutions

Editor / Provider: Everfocus | Updated: 3/19/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Everfocus is expected to highlight their latest developments at secutech International 2014 booth 6117, where the company will showcase their new Panoramic IP Camera EFN3320, 10X Auto Focus IP Cameras as well as NVRs, HD-SDI products, Mobile Solutions, and most of all, the whole new XMS and its integration.

EFN3320 camera is EverFocus' latest 3 megapixel panoramic IP camera. Based on an innovative technology, EFN3320 uses a fisheye lens to create a 360° view with an extremely large area of coverage. With proper placement, EFN3320 IP camera can replace two or more conventional fixed cameras for seamless coverage of an entire scene with no gaps or blind spots.

The XMS is a high performance management system that enables users to connect, work, and control all the surveillance products easily including cameras, portable devices, and also connect with ATMs, POS machine, LPR systems, access control, and alarm.

EZN3261 bullet and EHN3261 dome IP cameras provide up to 30 fps at 1920 x 1080 viewing resolution. Both two types of models equipped with an auto focus 10x optical zoom lens which provides the desired field of view with superior video quality in precision focus. EZN and EHN series come with 2 megapixel and 3 megapixel. Both types will be showcased during secutech from 3/19-3/21.

Mobile has always been Everfocus' strength. EverFocus EMN series mini mobile IP dome comes with 3 models, 1.3 MP, 2 MP, and 3 MP, providing up to 15 fps at 2048 x 1536 viewing resolution. With full EN50155 compliance, IK10 vandal proof housing and IP67-rated design, the camera can withstand shock, vibration, humidity, dust, and fluctuations, maintaining stable and reliable video during vehicle movement.

The zero latency HD quality image is another highlight of EverFocus versatile and high performing HD-SDI solutions! HD-SDI solutions allow users to monitor true “real time” HD recording images.

Avigilon releases Access Control Manager 5.0

Avigilon releases Access Control Manager 5.0

Editor / Provider: Avigilon | Updated: 3/17/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Avigilon Corporation, a global end-to-end security solutions provider, introduced Access Control Manager (ACM) 5.0 to its innovative and expanding product portfolio. The addition of ACM 5.0 marks the completion of the operational integration of RedCloud Security, acquired by Avigilon in May 2013.

ACM 5.0 represents the next generation of the Avigilon Access Control product line, available to customers globally. As one of the most open and scalable access control products in the surveillance industry, ACM 5.0 offers an IT-friendly security solution for organizations of all sizes that seamlessly integrates identity management, video surveillance systems and physical security.

Avigilon is leveraging its industry-leading global sales channel to reach customers around the world and maximize market penetration for its access control solutions. With the addition of access control to the company's growing product portfolio, Avigilon is well positioned to meet the security needs of customers that require both access control and video surveillance. These complementary solutions create unique opportunities for Avigilon to participate in a larger share of the global security market.

“The introduction of ACM 5.0 allows us to offer our customers a more robust portfolio of end-to-end security solutions,” said Pedro Simoes, senior vice president of global sales at Avigilon. “The technology's ease of use and plug and play functionality, combined with Avigilon's high-definition video surveillance solution, allows us to meet the growing demands of the global security market.”

Access Control Manager 5.0 Technology
Easy to use, ACM 5.0 achieves the highest level of scalability and flexibility, enabling the system to grow with organizational needs. Built on an open architecture, the secure, web-based technology allows organizations to effectively manage security across multiple sites from any location around the world, enabling organizations to conveniently manage access to facilities from a single platform. To simplify deployment and management of permissions, Avigilon's access control solution seamlessly integrates with Active Directory, many HR databases and any other IT and logical security systems.

PSIM assists rail operation management and reduces costs

PSIM assists rail operation management and reduces costs

Editor / Provider: Udi Segall, NICE | Updated: 3/14/2014 | Article type: Tech Corner

Transit passengers have simple expectations. They want to arrive at their destinations on time and safely. But given everything that can go wrong, delivering consistently high levels of service can be complicated. Service can be impacted by everything from signal failures and adverse weather conditions to mechanical failures, collisions, derailments, and even acts of terrorism.

Of course, some of these incidents are prone to happen on a more frequent basis and others are rare – but in either case, they're costly. One large rail operator in the UK estimates that each minute of service delay costs about $116. The operator manages 30,000 incidents annually, with an average duration of 20 minutes, leading to an annual cost of well over $70 million. And aside from the obvious financial costs, there are potential impacts to the rail operator's reputation as well.

 NICE PSIM solutions
In a rail operations environment, the vast majority of incidents are overseen by an operator in the control room. The speed at which the operator responds and how he or she responds can mean the difference between minutes or hours of delays, and in some instances life and death. Actionable, real-time information is essential.

In recent years rail networks have undergone huge infrastructure investments, adding new lines, opening more stations, and upgrading to the latest CCTV, access control, fire alarms, smoke detectors, etc., all to improve safety, security and operations. But all of these data feeds can easily overwhelm operators. PSIM solutions correlate the data for precise real-time alerting and combine relevant information into a holistic incident view, with automated adaptive response plans (pre-defined based on the rail operator's standard operating procedures) that tell the operator what to do. So regardless of their skill level or experience, operators have the confidence, awareness and capability to manage any incident better and faster.

Here's a scenario of how it might actually work. Let's say a freight-train collides with a truck at a level crossing. The crossing is manned and the person in attendance calls in the incident.

* The operator in the control room opens a ‘case' on his PSIM screen and is instantly presented with a response plan.
* The PSIM system triggers a series of cascading actions, some automatic, others instructing the operator as to the next sequence of tasks.
* The operator's console displays a GIS map of the incident location with CCTV video of the scene which the operator can pause, rewind, or monitor in real-time.
* On the video, the operator notices that the rail car is leaking and immediately pulls up a cargo manifest and learns there are hazardous materials on board. Through the PSIM solution, she's able to automatically relay this information to first responders, who can pull up video images while en route to the scene. Information is also automatically relayed to operations personnel so other trains can be diverted, avoiding further disruptions and delays.
* The system keeps track of every operator step and action taken so an incident report can be easily produced for senior management and other authorities.

This is a fictitious example for illustration. But one large rail operator has been able to quantify PSIM's impact on its operations, stating that they've been able to reduce the average incident handling time by 11 minutes. This has delivered huge operational savings, both by improving operator efficiency and by reducing service delays.

Bosch provides integrated security solution for

Bosch provides integrated security solution for "The Star" entertainment hub

Editor / Provider: Bosch Security | Updated: 3/13/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Bosch Security Systems has delivered an integrated security solution for “The Star”, an iconic multi-purpose building in Singapore. Located right in the central Buona Vista area, “The Star” is a new architectural landmark and combines an upscale shopping center with more than 100 shops and restaurants, called the Star Vista, and a cultural zone named the Star Performing Arts Centre. The Star Vista occupies the lower six levels of the building, while the Star Performing Arts Centre with its impressive 5,000 seat auditorium is located on the upper nine floors.

Designing a security environment for “The Star” was a real challenge. A shopping centre with its public places and more than 100 individually operated shops has much different requirements than an events complex with a huge theatre and a large multi-purpose hall. Furthermore, the Star Vista and the Star Performing Arts Centre are owned and operated by two individual companies, which strived for an integrated solution securing the entire development.


The local Bosch partner InfoCom & Security Systems therefore designed a very modular security system based on standard network technologies. Thus, they were able to exactly meet the different needs of individual zones of the building while seamlessly combining all these local solutions into one integrated and centrally managed system.

The security solution for “The Star” includes Bosch's video surveillance, public address and access control systems. IP-based Bosch FlexiDome and Autodome cameras throughout the building are managed and operated through the Bosch Video Management System. The video solution offers decentralized recording and Intelligent Video Analysis from Bosch for very efficient operations. Bosch's Praesideo Public Address and Evacuation system serves for background music and voice announcements in regular operations. In case of emergency it can also be used as an evacuation system. Video surveillance, public address and access control systems are integrated via the Bosch Building Integration System (BIS) which enables central management and operations and greatly eases coordination between the two operators of the building.

HID Global enhances security at National University of Singapore

HID Global enhances security at National University of Singapore

Editor / Provider: HID Global | Updated: 3/12/2014 | Article type: Security 50

HID Global, a worldwide provider in secure identity solutions, announced that its networked access controllers and readers have been selected by the National University of Singapore Suzhou Research Institute (NUSRI) in China to enhance campus security and facility management. The solution fully leverages the university's existing TCP/IP network investment to deliver a web-based access control system that provides centralized monitoring and report generation, as well as the ability to establish staff access level settings and control the usage of facilities.

With dozens of geographically dispersed buildings that house expensive equipment, NUSRI's new access control solution includes HID Global's VertX V1000 network controllers, VertX V100 door/reader interfaces, and smart card readers to monitor access to different buildings and enable advance reservations functionality to access key campus facilities such as laboratories, hazardous materials storage rooms and machine rooms.

“After our extensive assessment, we selected HID Global's physical access control solutions for its leading technology and comprehensive product functionality,” said Mr. Xu, project manager of integrators of NUSRI. “The open architecture IP-based access control solution supports the system already deployed in the field to save cost. Additionally, the system is scalable to enable future expansion, which addresses the growing demands of our campus and subsidiaries, while also providing better cost control.”

“We are very pleased that NUSRI selected HID Global's solution to enhance their security and facility management,” said Eric Chiu, sales director of Greater China with HID Global. “We will continue working closely with the local integrator to identify and solve the school's future security requirements as its needs evolve.”

Morpho IAD: The power behind the iris

Morpho IAD: The power behind the iris

Editor / Provider: Morpho(Safran) | Updated: 3/12/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Although less well known, Iris recognition is a biometric technique as effective as fingerprints. The launch of the IAD (Iris At a Distance) solution, which can identify a person at a range of more than one meter in less than a second, gives Morpho a great start in this market.

A fully developed biometric
Morpho has been working on iris recognition for a number of years, and has contributed to creating the 2 iris databases: those used by the Abu Dhabi Police and the Aadhaar project in India. The 2 most recent NIST evaluations awarded number one ranking to the Morpho iris identification algorithm. This expertise has encouraged Morpho to develop its IAD solution. The product was launched in October 2013 at the Gitex tradeshow in Dubai.

Technological prowess
Previously, 2 types of sensor shared the market. ‘Twin' or proximity sensors that must be within 60 cm of the person scanned, and cameras that operate at a minimum distance of 2 meters. Morpho's IAD scans both irises and the face at a distance of between 0.8 and 1.2 meters in barely 1 second, compared with the 4-7 seconds required by the most powerful solutions prior to its launch. The IAD system has dedicated cameras for facial image acquisition. The aim of this arrangement is to record a real-time image of a person and his/her position in space. These data allow the iris image acquisition system to calculate the ideal moment to capture the image, enabling the entire operation to be completed within a second. As an upscale scanning system, IAD is intended primarily for very high traffic areas. It is very simple and convenient to use, because the only thing the user needs to do is to look at the sensor screen for a second. The addition of facial recognition, for which very large databases already exist, is an additional benefit.

Excellent sales prospects
Designed primarily for the border control market, IAD could easily be integrated into an e-gate or installed in a security checkpoint desk. The system could also be deployed in airports to limit access to particular zones by passenger profile (final destination or transfer). Lastly, pharmaceutical companies and hospitals are interested in this solution to simplify access control procedures for staff working in gloves and masks.

“IAD is designed to detect two types of fraud: the use of a contact lens to copy the iris pattern of another person, and the use of a product to dilate the pupil of the iris, making identification impossible.” Laurent Lambert, product manager, Morpho.

“Many of the Gulf States already have an iris biometrics database, which is the essential precondition for using the IAD solution to maximum advantage. This exceptionally precise technology is highly thought of here.” Georges Moukarzel, Business Development Director middle east at Morpho

Hikvision releases new easily blending camera series

Hikvision releases new easily blending camera series

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 3/12/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Hikvision introduces its series of miniature-sized IP cameras: the DS-2CD64 series. This new mini series provides both flexibility and ease of installation - especially in areas of very limited space - and makes it ideal for discreet surveillance applications (such as ATMs, access control, and upscale retail locations, among others).

As the overall HD IP surveillance market continues to boom, IP adoption in vertical markets has taken on even more importance by seeking out products that meet the specialized requirements for every vertical market. Hikvision's DS-2CD64 series covert camera is designed with this vertical market concept in mind.

“This series is comprised of a palm-sized main unit and thumb-sized lens unit. This small size allows the camera to blend into a variety of environments where space may be an issue, or where an intrusive-looking conventional camera adversely affects the desired environment of the location. Furthermore, beside its small size, this camera packs a bevy of additional features," explained Adler Wu, Product Marketing Manager at Hikvision.

An Abundance of In-House Features
Hikvision's DS-2CD64 series is the first of its type to incorporate true 120dB WDR, as well as other powerful image processing functionalities like 3D DNR and BLC. Features such as these allow the DS-2CD64 to capture crystal-clear HD (1280x960) images under any lighting conditions.

When in a vertically-shaped environment, such as a corridor or hallway, this camera adjusts to “Rotate Mode” to deliver better vertically-oriented images. This further maximizes image quality while concurrently eliminating bandwidth and storage waste. Besides, the ROI (Region of Interest) codec is also included to provide additional savings on maximum bandwidth and storage.

Additionally, the DS-2CD64 series supports on-board storage of up-to 64GB, which serves as a backup in case of network disconnection. Equipped with Alarm I/O and Audio I/O interfaces, these cameras allow users to connect to a variety of external audible & visual alarm devices for additional security control purposes. Furthermore, triple streaming is supported to perform live monitoring with up-to three independent streams.

Choice of Lens and Mounting Type
Designed with flexibility in mind, the DS-2CD64 series supports various lens types for different application scenarios. For example, a pinhole lens (DS-2CD6412FWD-10) with covert mounting is particularly suitable for ATM surveillance. However, for stores, hotels, and offices, an L-shaped lens (DS-2CD6412FWD-20) with wall mountings, or a tube lens (DS-2CD6412FWD-30) with brackets, make excellent solutions for perfectly discreet surveillance. Available in these three styles, customers are sure to find an option that best fits their specific needs.

Coupling the DS-2CD64 series with Hikvision DS-7608/16NI-VP plug & play embedded NVR makes a high quality and easy-to-use solution for both ATM and any other covert surveillance in vertical markets. The DS-7608/16NI-VP NVR is small in size (130× 236× 180mm), which is very suitable for adoption in limited space.

Hikvision's DS-2CD64 series will be on display in the upcoming exhibitions: Secutech Taipei, ISC West, and ISC Brazil. Customers are encouraged to stop by the official Hikvision booth to take a look and ask for more information.

Everspring(1-1): 30 Years of Everspring

Everspring(1-1): 30 Years of Everspring

Editor / Provider: Veronica Chen, a&s SMAhome | Updated: 3/11/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Unlike most entrepreneurs in Taiwan's risk phobic security industry, Nally Chang is a daring CEO. Her experience in the USA Trading Center as an interpreter fostered her business acumen, while her technology-savvy background allowed her to see opportunities in various industries. In 1980, Taiwan-based Everspring was founded as a intruder alarm manufacturer, but has never limited itself to just being a security maker. Fast forward 30 years—Chang is now leads the 1000-employee enterprise in a transition toward becoming a total solution provider for the smart home from 2011

“We started in 1980 by making sensors and alarm systems, later expanding to lighting and video surveillance. In 2001, Everspring started to integrate disparate product lines into a home automation system, which is the foundation of our current smart home solutions,” said Chang. “Our shift from device provider to integrated system provider to smart home solution provider will contribute to this transition.”Taking a 30-year-old company and turning it in a new direction takes a lot of courage. “In 2013, we began to gradually move away from OEM and ODM services, focusing instead on becoming a service provider,” Chang continued. “We had to do it because we saw Chinese manufacturers competing aggressively in price and improving rapidly in quality; we also saw abundant opportunities in a changing market. Everspring needed to transform itself in order to continue its growth.”

Integration is essential
A smart home needs three components to materialize: eyes and ears, a brain, and limbs. The eyes and ears are cameras and sensors that collect data; the brain is software that analyzes that data; the limbs are devices like door locks and lights that follow's the brain's orders to perform actions that are meaningful to end-users.

Chang has had a front-row seat in the evolution of security and home automation. She knows that integration is the key to taking home automation to the masses. While security and IT were traditionally two different industries, they have been bridged by smartphones and apps, which have significantly simplified integration for manufacturers, software developers and consumers. Chang has seen business trends beginning to favor integration. As the borderline between security, monitoring and automation blurs, the ubiquity of smartphones and the rise of the app economy has accelerated the development of smart home solutions.

Ten years ago, Everspring founded World Trend Security, a security service provider. According to Chang, this has allowed the company to gain a deep understanding of customer needs, while also improving its R&D department to develop products that focus on solving real-world problems for consumers. Last April, Everspring launched the second generation smart home solution--U-Home2. Based on SIP structure and fiber optic network, it integrates access control, door phone, security services, lighting and other smart home functions via just one power line and one Ethernet cable.

From the device maker to a smart home solution provider, one challenge of the transition is integrating individual products into an open solution. Everspring develops IP-based solutions to open up infinite applications and possibilities. “Taking advantage of this requires a significant change in mindset, but this is improving rapidly as younger generations enter the workforce,” noted Chang.

During 2012 and 2013, Everspring observed and experimented extensively in the smart home market. “The time is right for bigger moves. In 2013, our smart home business accounted for 25% of our total revenue. By 2014 that will grow to at least 35%; by 2015, we predict more than half of our revenue will come from smart home related businesses,“ Chang said.

Suprema announces BioEntry W supporting HID iCLASS SE

Suprema announces BioEntry W supporting HID iCLASS SE

Editor / Provider: Suprema | Updated: 3/10/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Suprema, a global provider of technology in biometrics and security, announced the launch of a new version next generation BioEntry W access control terminal, which is embedded with HID Global's iCLASS SE smart card technologies.

In conjunction with the expansion of its RF technology, the enhanced BioEntry W was upgraded with HID iCLASS SE as well as enhancements for FeliCa IC cards which are most widely used in Japan and the region.

BioEntry W exquisitely blends benefits of IP access control system with high-level security provided by fingerprint biometrics. Featuring a vandal-resistance and IP65 rated structure, BioEntry W is ideally designed for outdoor installation while offering exceptional durability in harsh environments. With its extensive communication interfaces and PoE (Power over Ethernet) capability, it is the ultimate outdoor fingerprint terminals for access control systems in the global market.

With this enhanced version BioEntry W and its robust market presence serving as momentum, Suprema plans to reinforce and expand its business and marketing strategies globally.

ASSA ABLOY secures Germany Olympic with Aperio technology

ASSA ABLOY secures Germany Olympic with Aperio technology

Editor / Provider: ASSA ABLOY | Updated: 3/6/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Security at one of Germany's leading Olympic training facilities has been transformed by ASSA ABLOY. Aperio wireless locks ensure a safe environment for the elite athletes at the training facility in Heidelberg.

Laborious day-to-day management of an old-fashioned mechanical master key system at the Olympiastutzpunkt Rhein-Neckar has been eliminated by the switch to an electronic access control system using Aperio wireless locks from ASSA ABLOY.

“The system provides noticeable relief from the time-consuming management of keys,” says Daniel Strigel, Director of the Olympiastutzpunkt Rhein-Neckar. “It also provides added security in the residential area, fitness center and swimming pool areas.”

To make the transition as seamless as possible for the athletes, their existing ID smartcards with integrated MIFARE RFID chip were encoded with access rights for the new control system.

Harald Johannsohn, whose company installed the system, says: “With the online wireless escutcheons at entrance doors, the customer is provided with a solution in real time. Users also operate the offline cylinders on a variety of interior doors using the same card. Therefore, the solution is truly tailored.”

The Olympiastutzpunkt Rhein-Neckar is one of 19 elite centers across Germany, and is used as a training venue for future Olympians and Paralympians in 13 different sports, including boxing, swimming and athletics.

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