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Korean luxurious casino deploys Webgate HD-CCTV solution

Korean luxurious casino deploys Webgate HD-CCTV solution

Editor / Provider: Webgate | Updated: 6/23/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

WEBGATE, the Korea-based surveillance equipment provider, as well as a division of of Daemyung Enterprise, has completed the HD-CCTV surveillance system installation for a world-class casino in Pusan, together with their partner company SARADA.

The casino, located in Haeundae, is one of the top tourist destinations in Korea. It offers not just a wide selection of slot machines and tables where guests enjoy baccarat, blackjack and roulette. The whole casino is divided into various sections according to features and styles, providing premium service and amenities from a world-class casino, to meet expectations from travelers around the world.

While the casino sees huge money being handled during games every day, the video surveillance system becomes one of the core facilities in preventing illegal game or theft. This casino had been operating its video surveillance system with analog camera and DVR for a long time. However, there has been a continuous request of upgrading to full-HD video surveillance system. Representativesof the casino security  department had chosen WEBGATE's HD-CCTV system,  after making thorough comparison between "IP camera system based on network" and "HD-CCTV system based on HD-SDI transmission technology".

HD-CCTV system can make use of  the existing coaxial cables of  the analog system,  and can transmit full-HD digital video without frame loss. Unlike IP systems, it doesn't cause delay during video compression or network transmission, and provides real-time video monitoring for security personnel. Thanks to the advanced video CODEC solution, DVR can record high quality video which is undistinguishable from the live video, so its recording can serve as evidence when accidents occur. Besides, the camera's anti-motion blur function, and high reliability  both played an essential part in making WEBGATE a solution provider.

One Cable Solution:
HD-CCTV's “One Cable Solution” was applied to casino's video surveillance system. One Cable Solution configuration means that by using the coaxial cable, DVR supplies power to camera and controls cameras' OSD menu and zoom/focus. Also, in this configuration, all channels have 30fps to provide full-frame recording. Casino security personnel are very satisfied with the new HD-CCTV system because they can have the most optimized system by operating the system in the same way with conventional ones. They said that they will continue to upgrade their rest analog system as well.

Herefordshire solar farm installed Optex sensors to reduce false alarms

Herefordshire solar farm installed Optex sensors to reduce false alarms

Editor / Provider: Optex | Updated: 6/20/2014 | Article type: Security 50

The Herefordshire solar farm, located near Hoarwithy, is a multi million pound solar farm that provides power to the national grid. The remote site is predominantly unmanned and has a two kilometre perimeter.

To prevent the theft or damage of solar panels, the Herefordshire farm required a security system which could detect any intrusion on site and transmit alarms and live images to a remote video monitoring centre, which then verifies the situation and takes action accordingly. The new perimeter protection system had to be able to accommodate wildlife and environmental changes, as sheep are roaming around the site and could trigger false alarms. So could vegetation sway and change in weather. It was critical for the site owner to have the lowest false rate while keeping the catch performance rate to a maximum.

AVA Security & Communications recommended and installed the new security systems, comprising more than 25 of the active infrared REDNET perimeter detectors from OPTEX Europe, which are located every 50 metres. It utilises a 16 beam ‘net' configuration to provide high level detection capability and can be configured to drastically decrease the level of nuisance alarms. In this case two months after the installation was completed the monitoring centre received 300 times fewer false alarms than it would expect for a site of such site and complexity. The outstanding performance of the intrusion detection system helps improve the efficiency of the monitoring centre which can focus on investigating genuine alarms.

American Dynamics releases VideoEdge NVR

American Dynamics releases VideoEdge NVR

Editor / Provider: Tyco Security Products | Updated: 6/19/2014 | Article type: Security 50

American Dynamics, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has released version 4.5 of its powerful, high-performance VideoEdge VMS with new features that provide customers more secure and efficient systems for businesses and organizations that require an active surveillance environment.

VideoEdge Network Video Recorder (NVR) adds a new level of ease and efficiency for surveillance operators. With features such as Auto Discovery, users can locate cameras on the network and assign IP addresses to any VideoEdge NVR with the click of a button, reducing time significantly.

“The changing landscape for surveillance is dictating a new list of ‘must-haves',” said Steve Carney, Director of Video Product Line Management for Tyco Security Products, “and this latest version of VideoEdge responds to those security-critical situations with effective, reliable and intuitive tools. “We are focused on providing the unique features required by customers who rely on their surveillance systems for fast, real time incident response.”

Such customers include those in retail environments who are looking for solutions to theft as well as data that helps them better understand customer behavior. VideoEdge provides both. Its powerful Heat Mapping tool lets retailers see where customers are lingering – important information that lets retail marketers see where the hot items are, or where they may need additional promotional displays. This feature is also very useful in other markets such as sports and entertainment, healthcare, and other venues for tracking foot traffic patterns, ensuring visitors are receiving adequate assistance.

The latest version of VideoEdge also includes a new Watermarking process that allows security officials to assign a unique visual mark to the video that is specific to its business. This maintains the integrity of recorded video and protects the owner from fraudulent use of the video.

The victor Unified Client helps you manage all of your live and recorded video from VideoEdge, exacqVision, Intellex and ADTVR video recording solutions, all from one, intuitive interface. victor is part of a powerful NVMS that includes advanced policy management, health monitoring, Smart Search, instant playback, and more, ensuring the security and safety of your entire organization whether a single site, or a multi-location, globally dispersed enterprise. For those enterprise customers who use Software House C?CURE 9000, victor Enterprise provides unification for SAS (satellite application server) and MAS (master application server). Deploying victor and C?CURE 9000 software at the same time, into the same IP system has never been easier. For those customers in smaller sites, victor Express has been designed to eliminate the need for an SQL database, thus simplifying and saving installation time.

The VideoEdge NVMS and victor Unified Client are available through American Dynamics' worldwide channel partners.

Remcam launches new remote monitoring service for MOBOTIX UK Partners

Remcam launches new remote monitoring service for MOBOTIX UK Partners

Editor / Provider: MOBOTIX | Updated: 6/18/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Remcam (Scotland) has launched a new service designed exclusively to help MOBOTIX Partners offer remotely monitored security services across the United Kingdom. The new subscription service uses RemoteGUARD software integrated seamlessly into the advanced features pioneered by the MOBOTIX decentralised CCTV systems including motion analytics, two way audio and the new ground breaking MX Activity Sensor.

The Remcam RemoteGUARD service is only available through MOBOTIX Channel Partners and allows installers to offer 24/7 CCTV monitoring as a simple add-on service for new and existing customers with MOBOTIX CCTV installations. With a flexible monthly charging model based on the number of cameras and monitoring schedule, Remcam offers considerable savings over in-house managed CCTV monitoring centres or on-site security guards.

From a professionally managed CCTV and 100% RemoteGUARD authorized and supported monitoring centre in Dunfermline, highly experienced, SIA approved Remcam operators handle all security duties and take responsibility for event management. As part of the service, Remcam deal with incident escalation and resolution such as informing the police and/or local key holders with the relevant details whilst the incident is in progress.

“Remcam RemoteGUARD is entirely focused only on the needs of MOBOTIX Channel Partners and Customers and uses a multi-tenant approach to service delivery,” explains David Cockburn, Monitoring Station Manager for Remcam, “We have no conflict of interest as this service is only available through MOBOTIX Channel Partners and all calls to our control centre are answered using the names and procedures specified by each of the commissioning MOBOTIX Partners to ensure that Remcam meets the service quality mandates set out by each Partner.”

MOBOTIX partners can setup different monitoring criteria for each of their customer sites based on time, day and escorting procedures. Remcam also performs regular remote site patrols and event verification based on triggers such as building alarms, Passive Infrared Detection, audible sound triggers, entry point and motion alerts.

“Remcam allows our Partners to enhance their security services without major CAPEX or OPEX investments through a trusted and proven monitoring provider using fully validated technology,” says Frank Graham, Business Development Manager, UK and Ireland for MOBOTIX UK, “CCTV is only truly effective when there is somebody to monitor and respond to incidents and Remcam provides our partner community with a service that both reduces cost and complexity while providing opportunities to earn additional recurring revenue.”

Remcam has already engaged with several MOBOTIX Partners during the development and testing of the new service and has around 60 cameras currently under monitoring. Declan Duffy Engineering Manager of Advanced MOBOTIX Partner Eclipse (IP) Ltd added, “Remcam has allowed us to enhance our range of services to our customers while offering peace of mind around how we deal with incidents – especially for customers who traditionally could not afford a security guard or traditional remote monitoring service.”

Counting on intelligence: Retail wises up

Counting on intelligence: Retail wises up

Editor / Provider: Eifeh Strom, a&s International | Updated: 6/16/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

In 2012 the aggregate retail revenue of the world's top 250 retailers amounted to approximately US$4.3 trillion, a composite year-over-year revenue growth rate of 4.9 percent, according to the Global Powers of Retailing 2014 report by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Although economic conditions that year were a bit rough, leading retailers across the globe continued to grow. However, with growth comes the desire to not just sustain it, but capitalize on it. The benefits of intelligent solutions in the retail sphere are helping global retailers do just that.

As more and more retailers are starting to realize the benefits not only for security, but for marketing, efficiency, and management as well, the number of retailers adopting intelligent solutions such as “smart” cameras is growing. In fact, the global intelligent video surveillance market in the retail industry is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 27.1 percent over the period of 2012 to 2016, according to an October 2013 report by Infiniti Research. This increase in retail adoption of analytics is also obvious in the number of security providers coming out with retail-targeted analytics solutions.

Sales and return on investment (ROI) have become increasingly important for brick-and-mortar retailers who are now competing with the convenience of online shopping thanks to the Internet. In an age where the click of a button can deliver anything ranging from clothing to furniture to groceries on one's doorstep, brick-and-mortar retailers are even more conscious of the importance of good marketing, loss prevention, and operational efficiency to name a few. According to the Global Retail Theft Barometer published in October 2013, shrinkage due to shoplifting, employee fraud/ theft, etc., cost the global retail market $112 billion in 2012. That is where intelligent solutions come in. Where old security systems failed to prevent shrinkage and optimize marketing strategies, intelligent solutions are picking up the slack and proving their worth.

Benefiting From Intelligence
The retail market is not known to have a lot of extra money laying around to throw at fancy technology; however, as the price for intelligent solutions come down, some retailers are realizing the investment is worth the price tag. While retailers in the more high-end luxury market are more likely to be able to afford such intelligent solutions, those in the middle market looking to boost sales are also starting to look towards intelligence. Furthermore, not every intelligent system is created equal. Different stores need different functions, and since the price often depends on the features needed, it is possibly for mid-end retailers to find intelligent solutions that fit their budgetary scope. Retailers in the middle range not needing as many or as advanced functions may opt for a more cost-effective solution comprised of a NVR and camera with only basic intelligent features. This solution gives the retailers some of the benefits of intelligence without breaking the bank.

Regardless of the degree of intelligence a retailer chooses to deploy, the ability to improve space optimization, stock monitoring, shop floor tracking, shopper behavior, bottlenecks, queue lengths, staffing levels, etc., are just some of the benefits retailers can expect from an intelligent video solution. With a wide range of features, video content analysis (VCA) software, also known as video analytics, has much to offer retailers in terms of business intelligence (BI). Whether on the edge or integrated into a video management system (VMS), the BI data gathered from VCA features such as face recognition, heat mapping, people counting, and dwell time provide businesses with immediate ROI. But how does it do this? The Beginner's Guide to Video Business Intelligence by 3xLOGIC puts it this way, “Technologies that aggregate the vast amount of disparate data — video data, transactional data, structured and unstructured data — that is generated today, and distils that data into relevant business intelligence that can be easily understood and acted upon; that's video business intelligence.” The idea of actionable intelligence, turning video data into more than just images on a screen, giving that data value, that is how analytics transforms a retailer's security camera system into more than just video surveillance.

ase Study: Analytics Optimizes Croatian Retailer's Marketing
While the benefits of analytics is easy to talk about, actually seeing it might be harder; however, Croatian retailer Pevec not only saw the benefits, they utilized and made the most of it. As a retail chain store, Pevec has always taken security seriously, installing video surveillance cameras in each of their 13 stores since their opening. Having heard of the benefits analytics could add to their marketing, Pevec installed a number of RIVA cameras with onboard analytics. The intelligent cameras would not only extend the retailer's existing security system, the onboard people-counting filter would count customers, which would help the marketing department optimize marketing activities and plan sales space. The built-in people-counting filter provided the retailer with important and invaluable data. By counting the number of customers, the marketing department was able to determine the number of visitors during a promotion period and whether the number of customers increased, which if it did was considered short-term success. This success could then be measured in long-term success by seeing if after the promotion ended, whether those acquired customers continued to return to the store.

People-counting data also helped the retailer determine how many of the customers entering were actually making purchases, which was done by comparing the data with the cash desk data. With the data, the marketing department was able to deduce the effectiveness of their marketing strategy. If the majority of customers do not turn into buyers, this indicates that the product range, product presentation, and/or product placement needs to be changed. If the number of customers drops but the majority are buyers, this indicates that the company should pursue more marketing activities. Also, comparing the peoplecounting data of the different stores within the chain gave the retailer better insight into the strengths and weaknesses of each of its branches.

In addition to marketing optimization, people-counting data also helped the retailer increase operational efficiency. By analyzing data for customer traffic during specific times — daytime, weekends, holidays, seasonal periods, etc. — Pevec was able to better utilize their manpower by adjusting the number of employees on staff according to customer traffic. The use of real-time data also helped the stores manage queue lengths and diffuse bottlenecks during peak hours.

Graduating to Smarter Operations
Although price remains a deciding factor for many retailers regarding the feasibility of deploying an intelligent solution, the price of such solutions is going down, meaning soon enough price will no longer be a viable excuse. Combine declining prices with the obvious ROI provided by analytics in terms of business intelligence and it seems that intelligence should be able to find a comfortable home in the retail area sometime in the future.

FLIR layered security approach

FLIR layered security approach

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by FLIR | Updated: 6/16/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

FLIR believes that a layered approach to wide area surveillance and perimeter intrusion detection is necessary to provide advanced warning of potential threats – before they cross a perimeter. Security solutions should not only monitor and protect a physical barrier but also extend beyond the fence to sense, detect, and identify threats, which is especially the case with critical infrastructure, allowing security operators sufficient response time to protect people and facilities.

FLIR offers combinations of uncooled fixed / pan-tilt thermal imaging cameras, ground surveillance radars and long-range multi-sensor imaging systems working together to provide a significantly “hardened” perimeter that will serve to enhance overall security.

Perimeter technology that goes beyond the fence
FLIR multi-sensor systems and integrated solutions for surveillance security are now available for critical infrastructures. All of these systems may be operated independently or in a fully integrated radar/sensor network.

FLIR uncooled fixed thermal imaging cameras can be positioned to cover fence lines, creating a “thermal fence” by leveraging the excellent detection capabilities of thermal imaging cameras coupled to the built in video analytics , that can provide true edge detection of potential intruders on the fence line area.

FLIR medium and long range pan / tilt multi-sensor systems can be deployed to receive alarms from fence line layer of cameras with slew-to-cue integration for security operators to assess the alarm.

FLIR ground-based radars, high resolution radars that accurately detect and track vehicles, small vessels, people, and crawlers, swimmers in virtually any climate, weather, or lighting condition completing a “persistent surveillance solution” to continuously monitor a perimeter and other designated areas using rules-based detection methods; eliminating the need for constant human monitoring of video screens. Upon detection of an intrusion attempt, multi-sensor imaging systems will slew-to-cue to provide target assessment and visual tracking.

With FLIR integrated thermal imaging cameras and radar systems, layered security solutions can truly begin beyond the physical fence and/or virtual fence at sea. Understanding the nature of a threat is critical to intercepting and defeating it. For any effective security system, it is a key requirement of knowing where the threat is coming from, its current location and where it is going. FLIR ground surveillance radars (detection), paired with slew-to-cue ‘ready' FLIR Pan Tilt medium and long range thermal/daylight cameras (assessment), which effectively monitor and control real fence/perimeter breaches, enable security personnel to monitor and control the security zone by intercepting threats before they can complete their mission.

-give lowest cost per km of protection
-robust all weather, night & day performance
-scan,classify and track multiple targets at the same time
-slew to cue and target tracking integration.

No matter what the complexity of the installation is, from a small substation to a 40- km perimeter, users still need to detect, assess, and respond (see video). Our free site planning tool allows you to build and extend your protection both on fence lines and beyond; Click here for immediate experience.

Where are FlIR solutions applied?
– Airports
– Dams
– Manufacturing plants and R/D complexes
– National Labs and sites
– Petrochemical
– Ports, Power plants (nuclear and conventional)
– Prisons
– Residence/Palace
– Water Treatment

With more than 40 years of experience for land-based, man-portable, maritime and airborne applications, FLIR Systems continues to develop technologies that fulfill customer needs. From long range detection to wide area surveillance, using millimeter-wave radar, short-, mid-, and long-wave infrared, cooled and uncooled technologies, FLIR Systems offers a full spectrum of solutions for any security solution.

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LILIN presents professional security solutions for gaming industry

LILIN presents professional security solutions for gaming industry

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by LILIN | Updated: 6/16/2014 | Article type: Tech Corner

Casinos require absolute innovative video surveillance
Casino security surveillance system requires the ability to respond rapidly to incidents at diverse level of lighting. The gaming industry, one of the early adopters of video monitoring solutions, fully understood the need to guard property, people, and most importantly the integrity of its gaming operations. With several casino surveillance projects in the pipeline, LILIN leads casino security technology trends.

Gaming facilities and entertainment operations definitely need surveillance tools and software that are able to meet the most demanding requirements. Gaming video surveillance has to focus on the activities at the gaming tables and slot machines in order to prevent cheating,settle disputes and protect the casino from dishonest employees. It is difficult to secure and monitor due to the nature of the environment – fast moving chips/cards as well as flashing lights.

What casinos surveillance need
Gaming is primarily about surveillance, so real-time video viewing and effectively suspect tracing are vital in the gaming world. Also, the surveillance applications for casinos and gaming entertainment environments need to meet local, state, or national gaming regulations.

Video solutions for gaming & casinos
LILIN Ultra series cameras are available now. Casino operations have the option to adopt 120 fps IP-based cameras, UFG1122, and 4K Ultra High Definition cameras, UHG1182, and analytics software into their surveillance systems. LILIN advanced network cameras are able to distinguish the color of chips and record high resolution picture videos. Casinos also need panoramic 360-degree technologies, LILIN FD2452 – fisheye panoramic cameras can cover more area more efficiently with less staff.

When high rollers have arrived at the casino, License Plate Recognition technology can help to identify and flag. Point-of-Sale analytics technology can help to monitor employees. With LILIN advanced network cameras, gamblers, and dealers could enhance casinos' security management for a secured business operation.

Unparalleled clarity and picture quality
LILIN cameras with enhanced wide dynamic range for unparalleled clarity and picture quality, even in low light conditions / in variable light conditions. Scalable CMX solutions from LILIN can be expanded to support hundreds of IP cameras. LILIN's HD image quality allows operators to see the greatest level of details. With advanced features, including real-time face, motion, alarm detection, LILIN systems give you critical, high-definition coverage intelligence. LILIN end-to-end surveillance solutions can provide you the security intelligence you need to protect your house and players.

LILIN progressing with advanced gaming monitoring technology
LILIN has been developing new products to meet the diverse requirements of the gaming industry. LILIN video management systems is designed for around-the-clock monitoring. Operators can easily extract details of recordings minute by minute from footages because LILIN high definition IP cameras support absolute magnification. Such high degree of resolution is able to capture subtle movements such as hand gestures even under the low-light conditions All gaming activities can be well-monitored at all times by LILIN solutions.

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

FIFA 2014 World Cup stadium increases security with Sony

FIFA 2014 World Cup stadium increases security with Sony

Editor / Provider: Sony | Updated: 6/13/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Mineirao Stadium, officially known as The Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto, has been redeveloped into a 64,000 seat multi-event arena with intelligent security systems and sustainable power consumption.

48 years ago, on 5 September 1965, the Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto was inaugurated with a match between Selecao Mineira and River Plate. Since then, the stadium, popularly known as Mineirao, has undergone several refurbishments and been listed by the Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee of the Belo Horizonte municipality.

Now, in preparation to host matches during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, Mineirao has undergone large-scale redevelopment to make it a multi-event arena. Managed by Minas Arena, it is considered one of the country's main stadiums and has now earned its place as one of the key venues for the two biggest sporting events in the world.

The main challenge was to select a high-tech security solution for the arena, with technology that reached and exceeded the standards in force at major football stadiums abroad. This had to be done while complying with FIFA's requirements, whilst time minimising costs in order to remain within the set budget.

A Technology Committee was established at the planning and construction stage. This Committee defined the systems, IT and telecommunications solutions for the Minas government's public notice, using the most sophisticated technology, in line with FIFA's requirements.

Systems integrator Johnson Controls set the parameters for consideration and selected Sony cameras for the project. The selection process took several types of cameras into account, based on the individual requirements of each one.

The chosen solution involved a total of 364 Sony security cameras, and was completed through Johnsons Controls. The solution consisted of 275 fixed HD high-resolution cameras, and 89 mobile HD high-resolution rapid dome cameras with optical and digital zoom.

The Sony SNC-DH180 was used for the fixed camera requirements. Used to protect against vandalism it has an infrared illuminator that guarantees images even in darkness. They are high-resolution HD cameras, offering 30 frames per second and a PoE (Power over Ethernet) system.

Sony SNC-ER520 rapid dome cameras were used for the mobile cameras, providing a 360 degree continuous pan quality image, with a wide visual field, PTZ 36x optical functions and 12x digital zoom. Their power system is HPoE (High Power over Ethernet).

The cameras were installed in strategic locations to allow monitoring of internal areas, the stands and critical areas. They are located in areas which included internal corridors, the car park, turnstile access areas and by the pitch. All the images generated by the CCTV system are directed to Mineirao's Operational Control Centre. These images are monitored in real time to assist with security. CCTV operation and management software is available, and all images are stored on a server for a fixed period of time.

Why Sony was selected
Johnson Controls carried out a broad market analysis, to select the best partner for the project. They required a partner that would honour the company's strength and had appropriate technical expertise, with the potential to provide their employees with the best training.

In a partnership that was approved by the Technology Committee, Sony was selected because it best fulfilled these criteria, while also providing the reliability and versatility that the stadium needed. Sony's cameras were easily integrated into the stadium's CCTV management infrastructure.

On top of high image standards, Sony's IP cameras also offer DEPA (Distributed Enhanced Processing Architecture) smart image analysis features. These offer the Minas Arena the perfect recording and monitoring solution for high quality image analysis and detection through alarm activation and processing in and around the stadium.

The planning, supply and installation of the Sony systems were completed in record time, between March and December 2012. The Stadium is now equipped with a state of the art security solution that meets the safety requirements set by Johnson Controls and Minas Arena Technology Committee.

Samsung Techwin introduces new products for retail

Samsung Techwin introduces new products for retail

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

Just in time for the summer sales, Samsung Techwin has simultaneously launched a compact vandal-resistant dome camera and a small footprint PoE network video recorder (NVR). Together the 2MP Full HD SNV-6013 and 4 channel ‘zero configuration' SRN-472S provide an ideal solution for retailers looking to deter and detect shoplifting and other criminal activity.

SNV-6013 dome camera
With a diameter of less than 113mm and a height of just 64mm, the SNV-6013 vandal-resistant dome is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand. It is designed to provide an aesthetically attractive, as well as competitively priced option, for retail applications. It is also likely to appeal to installers and end-users who are looking for a discreet camera for office, healthcare, hotels and transport environments or where there may be limited space such as in lifts, entrance lobbies and stair wells.

The SNV-6013, which is able to capture 2MP Full HD (1920 x 1080) images, is equipped with Samsung Techwin's open platform WiseNetIII DSP chipset which provides users with complete freedom to choose their perfect combination of video analytics and video management software (VMS), which best matches their individual requirements.

An enhanced Wide Dynamic Range feature, with performance greater than 120dB, enables the SNV-6013 to overcome the challenge of monitoring areas such as shop entrances, where there may be strong external lighting and large amounts of glass. Suitable for both internal and external use, the SNV-6013 is vandal-resistant to IK10 and weatherproof to IP66 and benefits from a Digital Image Stabilisation feature which compensates for any camera shake.

The SRN-472S is ideal for those with limited experience of IP. With a built-in PoE switch and ‘zero configuration' requirements, it truly is a case of Plug & Play. Installation time and cost is minimised by the PoE (Power over Ethernet) feature which removes the need for separate cables to each of the cameras for power and image transmission purposes.

The small footprint of just 370x44x320mm of the SRN-472S is likely to attract the attention of space conscious retailers who may wish to locate it under a checkout desk or in a small security cupboard.

With an additional HDD installed alongside the 4TB capacity HDD which is supplied as standard, and through a recording bandwidth of 32Mbts, the SRN-472S can record Full HD images in real-time across all of its four channels and store them on-board for up to two months. With both HDMI and VGA outputs, the SRN-472S also provides retailers with the option of demonstrating to customers, via an ‘in-store' monitor, that they are being observed and protected by a high performance video surveillance system. This also negates the need for a PC to locally monitor the system.

Samsung Techwin's license-free SmartViewer and iPOLiS Mobile monitoring software provides operational and security personnel with the option to remotely view live or recorded video from a PC or any Android or IOS supported smartphone or tablet.

As is the case with all Samsung Techwin video surveillance solutions, the SNV-6013 and SRN-472S are offered with full support services from Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd, including free system design, free technical support and a full 3-year warranty.

Climax ML Smart Home Alarm Series manages home security from smartphone

Climax ML Smart Home Alarm Series manages home security from smartphone

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by Climax Technology | Updated: 6/12/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Featuring world-leading communication range, Climax's ML Smart Home Alarm Series takes any house, no matter how big or complex, under its mighty wings of protection. Users won't find a safer, smarter place than home guarded by the ML system. Not only can users stream live videos of  house and view alarm videos/images during an emergency, users can also operate home appliances from a smartphone or tablet via a mobile app wherever they are. The ML system cools, heats or lights house for comfort and reduces energy consumption with its ZigBee-based home automation peripherals. With the ML Smart Home system, security is everywhere and life is made simple.

Climax Home Portal Server and App Control
When connected to the Home Portal Server, users can easily access and manage all security and home automation functions provided by the ML Smart Home Alarm via smartphones or tablets.

ZigBee-Enabled Home Automation
The ML Series offers ZigBee-based home automation functions to control door locks, household appliances, lighting, and heating systems. Various energy management devices can also be incorporated to monitor household power consumption.

Home Security
ML provides 40 zones to protect your property. Reporting alarms both to the monitoring center and the user, ML adopts CID/SIA reporting over TCP/IP and visual reporting. Three selectable “home arming” modes are available.

Total Visual Monitoring Solution
Working with IP cameras and PIR cameras, users and the CMS can view real-time images and live video of protected premises via a PC or smartphone. When an alarm is triggered, visual alerts are sent immediately for alarm verification.

Two-Kilometer Communication Range
The ML Series' 2-km (1.5-mile) radio frequency (RF) range allows the alarm and its peripherals to be deployed across vast expanses, creating immense advantages for the installer to flexibly set up the alarm system on large or complicated premises.

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