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Honeywell adds hybrid NVRs to MAXPRO portfolio

Honeywell adds hybrid NVRs to MAXPRO portfolio

Editor / Provider: Honeywell | Updated: 2/19/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Honeywell has added hybrid network video recorders (NVRs) to its MAXPRO portfolio of high-definition IP video technology, and has also introduced HVE video/audio encoders that allow dealers to easily transition their customers' analog cameras to IP. The hybrid NVRs convert analog feeds to IP without replacing analog cameras, which is ideal for smaller installations that want to keep their existing analog cameras while adding affordable, high-quality HD IP video to their systems. When installed with an existing NVR, the HVE encoders transition the NVR to a hybrid model that supports a mix of analog and HD IP video.

Honeywell's MAXPRO NVR Hybrid Standard Edition (SE) surveillance system is ideal for migrating small to mid-size installations in a hybrid format, and supports 32 channels of video, including up to 16 analog. The MAXPRO NVR Hybrid Xpress Edition (XE) accommodates initial entry into hybrid video surveillance, and supports up to 16 channels.

“There is growing demand for technologies that marry existing infrastructure with the latest high-definition video surveillance capabilities,” said Deborah Paterson, channel marketing, Honeywell Security Group. “By leveraging MAXPRO NVR Hybrid, Honeywell dealers can offer customers an affordable, pre-installed solution that utilizes existing analog investments, is easy to set-up and provides advanced video features such as high-quality video, better tracking functionality and smarter video search capabilities.”

MAXPRO NVR Hybrid supports simultaneous recording and live monitoring for up to 32 cameras and is compliant with the ONVIF Profile S protocol that enables system customization. Additionally, 360-degree camera support increases situational awareness and improves coverage, and a video surround feature lets users track subjects as they move between areas covered by adjacent cameras. Customers can access the system remotely using Honeywell's web client and MAXPRO Mobile application. The web client is supported from any standard Mac or PC browser and requires no additional install, provides the value of reduced setup, maintenance and improved compatibility. The interface is simple and intuitive with all the functionality and features that users need for daily surveillance operations, such as live view and playback of recorded video.

The new HVE video/audio encoders speed up the analog-to-IP conversion process by enabling an existing NVR to work with a mix of analog and IP cameras. For example, a customer with an existing NVR can install the new encoders to transform the NVR to a hybrid model. The encoders can be installed to an NVR remotely and require just one network cable connection to transition analog events previously stored on the system. Honeywell's HVE encoders are available in single, 4, or 8 channels and feature a range of video compression options that video reduce bandwidth and storage size.

Top 10 most popular products for January 2014

Top 10 most popular products for January 2014

Editor / Provider: asmag Editorial Department | Updated: 2/19/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

asmag unveils the top 10 most popular products for January 2014 with Hikvision and Samsung products appearing twice, along with other companies appearing once, namely: Theia, VIVOTEK, Biwave, Dahua and other newcomers including FLIR, Bosch and Afidus.

As predicted, the trend of 2014 will be tilting further more from analog products towards IP. Surveillance is not only about cameras, other products such as camera cores, connections, Ethernets, lenses and locks are all in popular demand.

December 2013's runner up, Hikvision DS-2CD2412F-I (W) 1.3MP IR Cube Network Camera steps up to number 1 with astoundingly over 600 viewers from previous month's 425 clicks. This camera increased in a number of views though slid back in Europe from 45% to 40% but a growth from 32% to 34% in America.

Runner up is FLIR Lepton Cost Micro Thermal Imaging Camera Core. This new comer, was released during CES 2014, makes its mark at number 2 with 359 views, introducing a product not only significant to surveillance but also in building automation and presence detection with 45% clicks from America and almost half that at 29% in Asia.

This next product steps 2 positions up to number 3 is Biwave 10M/100M Ethernet Transmission for IP Network Camera Connection ( VDL4000 ). With an increase in the number of clicks from 253 to 327, with interest declined in Europe by 1%(39%) and an increase from 30% to 35% in America.

 

Placed at number four, is Hikvision DS-2CD2432F-I (W) 3MP IR Cube Network Camera, closely resembling chart topper DS-2CD2412F-I (W) 1.3MP IR Cube Network Camera in appearance. This product, previously at number 3 with 279 clicks has increased to 304 clicks; seem to have had an increase in popularity in Europe growing from a 50% to astonishingly 60% this past month and a slight slip in America from 33% to 31%.

Newcomer Samsung Techwin SNF-7010 360-degree 3-Megapixel Camera released in mid-December features a digital PTZ and utilizes Progressive Scan technology to provide sharp edges on moving subjects and vehicles, with built-in SD/SDHC/SDXC memory. Landed at number 5 with 293 clicks, is popular in America and Asia with 47% and 37% respectively.

Fisheye cameras are showing popularity in the start of 2014. Coming in 6th place is new comer VIVOTEK FE8174/74V Fisheye Fixed Dome Network Camera with 280 clicks, is the first fisheye fixed dome network camera from VIVOTEK, featuring detailed 5MP-resolution sensor with superb image quality. It receives massive supports from Europe with a remarkable 42%.

Number 7 Ultrawide Mpx Lenses without distortion leverages its patented Linear Optical Technology to provide a family of ultra wide, low distortion, megapixel lenses. Theia's ultra wide angle, undistorted megapixel lenses reduce camera count and cover the same distance. This fascinating lens series was originally released in 2011 however, due to recent promotional activities at asmag, this product has caught much attention with 257 views, most of which comes from Europe with 48% clicks and not far behind with 31% in America.

 

Samsung makes a second appearance at number 8 in our January popular products with the Samsung SHS-P718 Push Pull Smart Door Lock. This push-pull mechanism door lock, previously received 182 views at number 7 has now stepped down to number 8 with 253 clicks, this product is still popular in America (46%) and Asia (41%) previously 48% and 43%.

Another new comer to the ranks, sitting at number 9 is Bosch IP 5000 Cameras with 223 clicks. This camera is a new range of High-Definition MP Camera with up to 50% lower bandwidth and storage requirements, seamless integration with software and recording solutions from Bosch and third party providers. This product shows popularity amongst Asian (33%) and American markets (51%).

Shining star number 10 is Afidus BU-230F1 Palm Size 2M Box IP Camera with 221 clicks This Palm size 2M box IP camera supports mSD card for local storage and also provides free service for Afidus Cloud service andAfidus DDNS service. Afidus allows linkage to Smart phones via app. appears hot in America with 51% market interest and 33% from Asia.

Please note that the above statistics are not based on the sum of clicks but the accumulation of IP addresses.

For last month's Top 10 products, click here.

 

Milestone to provide tighter support for Pelco IP cameras

Milestone to provide tighter support for Pelco IP cameras

Editor / Provider: Milestone Systems | Updated: 2/19/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software is tightening relations with Pelco by Schneider Electric, a globl manufacturer of IP cameras and IP video accessories. This collaboration is evolving for Pelco as a long-time Milestone Manufacturer Alliance Partner (MAP), in response to market demand. Milestone Channel Partners and customers now gain the advantage of new and deeper integrations between Pelco IP Cameras and Milestone Systems IP video management software (VMS).

Going forward, Milestone Systems will provide deeper integration support for Pelco's IP-based cameras in the award-winning Xprotect -familiy of open platform VMS. The closer relationship between Milestone's open platform and Pelco's IP cameras enables partners and customers to explore the advanced capacities of Pelco cameras and Milestone XProtect video management software. This gives Milestone and Pelco active roles in shaping and driving the industry by better supporting the channel partners who create solutions to meet the diverse needs of customers worldwide.

The support of Pelco analytics with the latest version of Milestone device pack is already a good example of this cooperation. It gives our joint customers the possibility to use at the edge advance analytics and have events and information reported and managed by Milestone XProtect software.

Christian Bohn, Milestone Systems VP Corporate Marketing & Alliances, says: “We are not only excited to further intensify our cooperation with a leading IP-based camera manufacturer like Pelco, we are also seeing great advantages for the market by providing better support for Pelcos advanced technologies. This initiative further expands the possibilities for our channel partners, as they now get more options to integrate Pelco's advanced IP cameras into cutting-edge solutions utilizing Pelco and Milestone technologies to their fullest extent.”

Pelco Stephane Lantoine, Pelco by Schneider Electric Director of Integration Operations, says “We are very pleased. Our collaboration with Milestone demonstrates Pelco's commitment to be a true open systems provider, and we will continuously focus on the areas that will offer flexible, reliable and scalable feature-rich integrated security solutions to our mutual customers. We are excited about this cooperation as it opens the door to achieve win-win cases for both companies in the video surveillance market.”

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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Security in higher education faces unique challenges

Security in higher education faces unique challenges

Editor / Provider: Eifeh Strom | Updated: 2/17/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Unlike K-12 campuses that are closed to the public, college and university campuses are open and spread out, often integrated into the local community. Because of this, perimeter detection is not plausible. “Colleges and universities present unique security challenges. You feel like you're protecting a small city, large corporation, research center, and creative think tank all at the same time,” said Harm Radstaak, MD of EMEA at HID Global. “In this environment, security means controlling physical access to buildings and events, plus logical access to computer networks and sensitive academic information. At the same time, operational costs must be kept under control while serving the diverse needs of a campus community.”

As an US consulting firm specializing in campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance for the education sector, Dan Pascale, CPP, Senior Director of Security & Emergency Services at Margolis Healy & Associates also pointed out the differing needs of colleges and universities based on location, particularly the difference between urban and rural campuses, in addition to the unique security challenges posed by colleges and universities. With tighter access control, tighter controls over visitor management, and more cooperation with local first responders, urban campuses need to address the more inherent dangers of urban surroundings. On the other hand, rural campuses feel safer and more secluded. As a result, rural campuses often do not feel the need to fortify with extra security measures. Additionally, unlike urban campuses, emergency response and security officials are more likely to all come from the university itself due to their more independent campus environment.

Clearer Surveillance, Higher Security
The “2012 Living on Campus: Special Report on College Housing,” by CP&M published in June 2012 found that that 82 % of college residence halls in the U.S. already have external video surveillance cameras in place, while 72 % also have internal surveillance. Now, with features like WDR becoming basic requirements for areas such as building entrances and parking garages, other features like megapixel cameras, panoramic cameras, and video analytics are gaining popularity as prices become more affordable. With advanced network infrastructures, university campuses lend themselves to network surveillance systems. As such, IP-based systems have been implemented in universities worldwide.

Megapixel cameras provide clearer images, providing better security. Finding an appropriate video management system/software (VMS) and using video analytics to accompany recordings can further improve campus security by providing live monitoring, incident review, etc. “Universities in particular can benefit from user-friendly video management interfaces, as various departments may require access to certain video data,” said Kim Loy, VP of Global Marketing and Chief Product Officer at DVTEL. Being able to provide real-time views of remote locations as well as forensic evidence in case of an incident are other reasons a VMS is valuable to a university campus, according to Mike Scirica, VP of Marketing and Sales at WavestoreUSA.

The need for better video quality to capture facial recognition was what drove George Mason University in Virginia, U.S. to go for an IP-based surveillance system. The school opted to deploy dome and panoramic megapixel cameras from Arecont Vision, ranging from 1.8 megapixels to 8 megapixels, in athletic facilities, academic buildings, and parking garages, with plans to extend installation to residence halls. The camera images are fed to a local network video recorder from ExacqVision. School officials note the better forensic capabilities and flexibility to recover data as some of the major benefits of using megapixel cameras. Furthermore, lower bandwidth and storage requirements, along with the need for fewer cameras to cover larger spaces, helped the school reduce costs.

Scirica also noted an increased demand for hemispheric, fish-eye, and 360-degree cameras. “With these devices, one camera can replace up to four traditional surveillance cameras and when used with dewarping software, users gain a new level of situational awareness than previously possible.” Dewarping software comes built-in to some of WavestoreUSA's VMSs, allowing users to record the original images while simultaneously displaying the dewarped images. The software also allows users to manage digital PTZ controls without the need of third-party SDK integration. “The dewarping feature…helps schools get more functionality out of the system and, consequently, achieve enhanced awareness of their security environment,” added Scirica.

Work Most Often Undertaken when College Renovate Buildings*

(% based on 616 projects)

HVAC

40.2%

Electric Overhaul

32.3%

Plumbing

27.6%

Lighting

27.3%

Flooring/Carpeting

25.7%

Fire Alarms

20.1%

ADA Compliance

19.0%

Fiber Optics/Cable

15.6%

Storage

14.5%

Security Equipment

12.9%

LANs

12.0%

Tile

12.0%

Lavatories

11.9%

WANs

11.9%

Controls

11.2%

Roofing

10.1%

*Retrofit undertaken in at least 10 percent of projects

Source: College Planning & Management

GKB secures Imperial Palace Hotel in Cebu

GKB secures Imperial Palace Hotel in Cebu

Editor / Provider: Sponsered by GKB | Updated: 2/17/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Today, video surveillance systems have evolved from monitoring to pro-active. Preliminary notification can provide an important evidence-gathering medium for applications. The bright future for video surveillance lies in intelligent edge devices which recognize events as they unfold. The system could alert management, so issues can be addressed in real time. It would also derive data from the scene and make footage easier to search.

Background
The Imperial Palace Hotel and Resort is one of the luxury hotels located in Cebu, Philippines. The resort in managed by the Imperial Hotel Group and its “Imperial Palace” in Seoul was rated by Times Magazine as the best hotel in Asia. The requirements for this project is to monitor the facility, providing crystal clear video, allowing multiple security guards to view their group cameras, require sufficient recoding retention days, and an unified alarm platform for CCTV and various sensors.

Solutions
In this project, the Imperial hotel installed 30pieces of GKB D3631TIR and 34 pieces of GKBD3624 in the initial phase. The recording retention requirement is 30 days; therefore, GKB provides 2 standalone NVR for them. One is for GKB D3624 and the other one is for GKB D3631TIR. The guards then use client station PC connecting to the NVR for surveillance.

In order to have a unified video alarm platform with existing fire sensors and smoke sensors, GKB also deploys IAST (Integrated Alarm& Surveillance Technology). IAST receives alarm triggering signals directly from cameras, acting as an independent station from NVR. The client software, Viewer11, allows multiple security guards to access the standalone NVR to obtain live video and playback. In this case, different security guard stations only can monitor their authorized group of cameras, which provides privacy protection and management platform to the hotel managerial personnel.

Benefits
The storage solution provided by GKB allows the Hotel to have minimized recording cost average down per camera. The IAST platform for Imperial Hotel to integrate fire sensor and smoke detector for unified alarm and notification platform, which provides the ease of operation and monitoring to security guards.

 

Fisheye cameras leaning towards 360-degree view

Fisheye cameras leaning towards 360-degree view

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by Tyco | Updated: 2/17/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Having eyes in the back of your head — an attribute relegated to vigilant parents, strict librarians, and more than a few teachers — is a condition that would serve the security industry well. After all, who doesn't want the ability to have eyes on the action, wherever it's happening?

Since such forms of sight are a physical impossibility, security personnel have turned to cameras to be their all-seeing counterparts. The problem, however, is that even cameras don't always capture every movement and moment in a critical scenario. Many cameras have fixed views and pan-tilt-zooms, and even with their wider range, can sometimes be looking in the wrong direction when they really need to be focused elsewhere.

Thus, the industry developed the fisheye technology or 360-degree cameras to provide that all-seeing viewpoint. As camera resolutions increase, the fisheye is turning out to be an especially advantageous choice for situational awareness within the retail industry, not only because these cameras fit their coverage needs, but also because stores can now lower their camera count and save a bit of money as well.

That's not to say that the fisheye is limited to retail settings. These cameras, with their sweeping views (for example, 360 degrees if ceiling mounted or 180 degrees if wall mounted), are also ideal for university lecture halls, elevator banks, indoor parking areas, hospitals and casinos. As with all camera installations, it is important that camera selection is based on the combination of surveillance system needs and camera capabilities. For 360° cameras, the resolution “sweet-spot” for a 5MP fisheye capturing sufficient details is 20-25 feet. Due to the extreme wide angle lens, objects in the camera's field of view beyond this distance will become too small to capture details. Thus, other types of cameras would better serve a large, outdoor parking lot application.

As with any component in a surveillance set up, the fisheye is at its best when used in concert with other cameras. For instance HD fixed cameras might be a better choice over the cash drawers, or multiple fisheyes could be used together to surround an HD PTZ unit that can zoom in and closely track events or suspicious individuals identified in the fisheye video. In some cases, however, a single fisheye can cover an entire room, such as classroom, without missing anything.

One challenge with the fisheye is the reality of image distortion at the edges, due to the ultra-wide field of view. Dewarping technology within the camera, as well as within the client, can address this problem and produce a corrected, flat view.

For security personnel, there can also be a learning curve as they become comfortable with navigating around the non-normalized or warped view. However, in an active surveillance situation, officers will want to work with the normalized view that can be produced on the edge by the camera or on the client-side with dewarping completed on the server.

The 360-degree fisheye camera expands the line of vision and takes surveillance into far corners not easily seen before. Over time, working with the views from this latest entrant into the video field will become second nature to surveillance system operators, and security personnel will relish having a new tool in their arsenal as they look to achieve all-seeing status.

LILIN plays a role in flood defense plan in Venice

LILIN plays a role in flood defense plan in Venice

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by LILIN | Updated: 2/17/2014 | Article type: Government & Public Services

Suffer from severe flooding
The city Venice, Italy, suffers flooding on a yearly basis. In 1966, nearly 80% of the city was flooded by high tides. Known to Venetians as the“acqua alta” or “high water,” brings high waters that spill into the walkways and streets of Venice. It happens several times a year, and has gotten worse over the past century.

MOSE project has been set in motion to save Venice from the sea
The barrier project, known formally as “Experimental Electromechanical Module” project and otherwise as MOSE, is designed specifically to maintain high tides of 2.7m from reaching the city. There are 3 inlets to the 500km2 lagoon, which will be activated when tides rise higher than 110cm inside the lagoon. During flooding, for example, when the water reaches above normal levels, the locks will spring into action. MOSE is scheduled for completion in 2014, the system will protect Venice from high water levels of up to 3m.

Video surveillance from LILIN to oversee the water level
Video surveillance is an important part of disaster monitoring process, it plays an irreplaceable role, and real-time monitoring around the key areas of water is a must-needed in MOSE project. LILIN CCTV video surveillance solution was selected to be part of MOSE, all due to its exceptional quality of LILIN's mechanical housings against sea environment corrosion as well as the cameras built-in with powerful IR solutions.

Products installed
* 57 pcs of IP-based cameras, LR-7428EX3.6
* 4 pcs of multi-touch 16-channelstandalone NVR, NVR-116
* 5 pcs of 8 Port 130W Network PoE Switch, PMH-PoE88130W
* 6 pcs of vandal-resistant WDR 650TVL Speed Dome camera, SP-8368P
* 1 pc of 16-channel standalone DVR device, DVR-316
* 1 pc of multi-function 3D keyboard controller, PIH-931

The first Gate (Lido Lagoon Inlet) is where LILIN solutions serve to help monitor the entire flood prone area. In this project, there are 63 units of LILIN L series IP cameras LR-7428EX3.6 and waterproof speed dome cameras SP-8368P with 256X digital zooming capacity being installed at sensitive key points to carefully watch over the water level. LILIN security cameras are suitable for application in variety of harsh environments such as tide peaks and sea environment-specific corrosion.

Results
LILIN Italy is very proud to be part of this monumental MOSE project in providing long-term durable video surveillance to save Venice from the sea. LILIN set of monitoring equipment including IP based cameras, speed domes, standalone DVRs, and multi-touch NVRs not only to the timely monitoring of water level, while the rainfall measurement, timely data transmission to monitoring center platform. MOSE project is now well equipped for incoming floods with the help of a complete video surveillance system provided by LILIN.


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Axis releases HD 2MP IP camera M1025

Axis releases HD 2MP IP camera M1025

Editor / Provider: Axis Communications | Updated: 2/14/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Axis Communications announces the latest addition to its AXIS M10 Series featuring resolutions of up to HDTV 1080p or 2 megapixel resolution, in full frame rate. The AXIS M1025 Network Camera is an indoor, cost-effective camera ideal for video surveillance in small retail stores, boutiques, as well as offices and residential users.

The AXIS M1025 Network Camera is easy to install, saves time and cost effective for the users. The network camera comes with interesting features, which include support for HDMI output (Micro) for live streaming along with being compatible with Power over Ethernet, and provision to store video on a memory card.

Features of the AXIS M1025 Network Camera:
* Compatible with Corridor Format to help users to monitor narrow corridors and aisles

* Hosted video solution can be carried out via the AXIS Video Hosting System over a one-click camera connection

* AXIS M1025 Network Camera can be used with Axis Camera Companion as it comes with supporting a memory card, which is tailored specifically for small installations

* The camera complies with the industry's video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner Program, AXIS Camera Station as well as supporting ONVIF

Milestone gathers international  companies to discuss video technology

Milestone gathers international companies to discuss video technology

Editor / Provider: Milestone Systems | Updated: 2/14/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has just held its 9th annual MIPS partner conference in the Americas, on its 16th birthday. The Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, was the location for this year's confluence of 350 video surveillance professionals. Security equipment manufacturers, distributors, channel partners and integrated solution partners gathered to learn, share and brainstorm about the latest in video technology.

Milestone Systems CEO Lars Thinggaard opened the event, stating: “Video enabling is happening now and becoming mission critical for value-added purposes in all vertical sectors, as a tool for daily business. It is being used for more than just security as integrations with analytics, biometrics, RFID and all kinds of business metadata are being incorporated into operations to realize innovative new efficiencies and more strategic approaches. This is something Milestone defined years ago in our mission and vision. With our international ecosystem of partners, we are well positioned to take advantage of this major business opportunity.”

Eric Fullerton, Milestone Systems Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, spoke on the topic Why Compromise? “Open platform IP video fosters deeper integrations that bring more value than any one company could do alone, and our ecosystem proves this concept. The scalability and flexibility appreciate over time - compared to proprietary systems that depreciate and require ‘forklift' upgrades to replace entire systems rather than building on a future-proof foundation. With Milestone there is no need to compromise.”

Top camera manufacturers revealed their perspectives. The first speaker was Samsung Techwin CEO Cheol Kyo Kim, who related a vision for ‘CHANGE'. His name, which means ‘Golden Bridge', describes the spirit of his leadership to help drive change in his organization, including a realignment and connection with new partners such as Milestone Systems. He also talked about bridging the market needs of those moving from analog to IP video technology, highlighting the increasing importance of video analytics, HD efficiencies, mobile access and encryption. He stated that open platform architecture enables integrations that create new markets.

Also presenting were Executive VP Bernhard Schuster from Bosch and Axis Communications Business Development Manager for Access Control, Johan Lembre. A camera panel discussion with these companies on the topic of future trends like the cloud and edge recording included Arecont Vision, Samsung Techwin and Sony, as well.

The MIPS Technology Showcase highlighted 48 examples of interoperability with the Milestone open platform from Manufacturer Alliance Partners and Solution Partners in every facet of security implementations available today: video analytics and synopsis, access control, storage, laser scanners, geospatial positioning, network management, command center display walls, and more.

Access control integration with VMS came into particular focus: video enabling physical security solutions is more cost efficient than operating separate systems. 8 Milestone Solution Partners were showing integrated access control solutions in the Technology Showcase. These solutions are based on the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK) that enables developers to easily create interoperable applications using the full power of Milestone's open platform – and in multiple ways. A 2 day training course in the newest version of the Milestone SDK for interested partners took place after the conference.

Video enabling access control was also the theme of another panel discussion, with participants from Axis, Isonas, Keyscan and Open Options. They looked at the advantages of easy IP-based access control integrations with VMS and optimal functions from both the end user and technical perspectives, defining multiple benefits for both customers and installing channel partners.

An extremely lively storage debate weighed the best options for handling the growing needs of video and big data – and it was clear that these can have very different requirements when it comes to the hardware for storing the evidence, sometimes needed long after an occurrence. RAID and direct-attached setups did not seem to win the battle for video data, but big or small installations do have different needs. As Dick Cecchini of Seneca Data pointed out: “Do you need a Ferrari just to go get milk and bread?” Other panelist companies waging the alternatives in this area of expertise included EMC Isilon, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Veracity.

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