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Samsung Techwin launches new 64 channel NVR SRN-4000

Samsung Techwin launches new 64 channel NVR SRN-4000

Editor / Provider: Samsung Techwin | Updated: 4/2/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Samsung Techwin launches new 64 channel NVR SRN-4000. The SRN-4000 is able to simultaneously record and multi-stream the transmission of images at a high bandwidth speed of 400Mbps. It also offers the potential to record and store, via 12 internal hard drives, video captured by 64 x 2 Megapixel cameras for up to 108 days or up to 43 days for the same number of 5 Megapixel cameras. As well as the full range of Samsung Techwin IP network cameras, the SRN-4000 also supports other manufacturers' cameras which are ONVIF compliant.

The 12 internal hot-swappable hard drives support RAID5 and RAID6 recording which provides protection against unrecoverable read errors as well as whole HDD failure. The SRN-400 also features an iSCSI interface giving users access to very large storage devices, if required.

A lot of thought has gone into the SRN-4000's on-screen user interface to ensure that it can be configured in only four steps using the ‘Easy Setup' wizard, whilst cameras can be registered without complication via a quick set up process. The provision of a local monitor output means that a separate PC is not needed to carry out any of these functions. A mouse and a monitor can simply be connected directly to the SRN-4000 and installers can then easily add and set up cameras.

“The SRN-4000 has a long list of features designed to ensure that it is highly reliable and resilient as well as easy to use and operate,” said Tim Biddulph, IP Product Manager for Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd. “Our design engineers have, for example, built in a hard drive ‘Hot Swap' facility so that recording is not interrupted if a fault occurs, whilst power reliability is enhanced by way of a dual power supply. The SRN-4000 will continue to operate with a single power supply while the failed unit is replaced.”

Fast and efficient searching The SRN-4000 enables users to quickly find and review video of any incident by using a combination of advanced motion detection as well as video analytics and metadata search options. Images can be searched by classification, e.g. keyword search such as ‘car' or ‘people', whilst a heat map feature provides the opportunity to statistically analyse concentrated spots of activity.

Hikvision Super Embedded NVR supports up to 256 cameras

Hikvision Super Embedded NVR supports up to 256 cameras

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 4/2/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Hikvision introduces DS-96256NI-E24/H Embedded NVR - a product engineered to provide super-high throughput to accommodate over 120-ch 5mbps video inputs, provides massive storage with up-to 24 built-in HDD interfaces and external storage devices, as well as excellent system stability with redundancy design.

“We see an ever-increasing demand for High Definition surveillance in large-scale projects. This has had a profound effect upon the NVR market as well. Features such as multi-channel recording, high definition video preview, and massive storage capacity have become paramount. Obviously, system stability is always of the highest importance in big projects, and in this vein, Hikvision's DS-96256NI-E24/H Embedded NVR is designed to meet these critical demands," explained Eric Shen, Product Marketing Manager at Hikvision.

Camera Connection Capability
The DS-96256NI-E24/H Embedded NVR has the ability to access 256 network cameras, while supporting an up-to 8 megapixel video input resolution. Additionally, this NVR model supports up-to 6 HDMI output capacity and up-to 24-ch real-time live viewing and video playback at 1080p resolution. By featuring an industry-leading 960Mbps throughput (640Mbps for input / 320Mbps for output), the DS-96256NI-E24/H provides the required bandwidth to simultaneously record multiple HD megapixel cameras and remote viewing capabilities.

Massive Storage
The embedded NVR offers up-to 24 built-in hard drive interfaces, with 4Tb of internal storage capacity for each. Besides, the DS-96256NI-E24/H also supports two USB 3.0, one Mini SAS, and one eSATA interface for additional data capability. This is critically important for applications where long time recording is needed.

System Stability
Designed with reliability in mind, this NVR employs RAID 0,1,5,10 disk management across all 24 hard drives. Dual systems and a redundancy power supply are supported to improve system reliability and ensure seamless video recording.

Equipped with Alarm I/O and Audio I/O interfaces, this NVR allows users to connect to a variety of external audible & visual alarm devices for additional security control purposes. Furthermore, four 1000Mbps optical fiber interfaces are supported to ensure smooth data transmission.

Hikvision's DS-96256NI-E24/H Super Embedded NVR is specifically designed for large-scale surveillance solutions, such as those found in city surveillance, stadiums, airports, etc. Supported by both Hikvision video management software and Hikvision IP cameras (including the latest introduced 4-line Smart IP cameras and Smart Tracking PTZ dome cameras), this NVR provides a thorough surveillance tool for a variety of vertical solution applications.

Other available models of this Super Embedded NVR range also include:
DS-96128NI-E16(/H), supporting up-to 128-ch IP cameras, 16 HDDs, optional LCD touch screen;
DS-96128NI-E24(/H), supporting up-to 128-ch IP cameras, 24 HDDs, optional LCD touch screen;
DS-96256NI-E16(/H), supporting up-to 256-ch IP cameras, 16 HDDs, optional LCD touch screen;
DS-96256NI-E24(/H), supporting up-to 256-ch IP cameras, 24 HDDs, optional LCD touch screen

Optex REDWALL dual tech motion detectors solves park's false alarms

Optex REDWALL dual tech motion detectors solves park's false alarms

Editor / Provider: Optex | Updated: 3/31/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Keetons Business Park, recognized by CaSSOA (Caravan Storage Site Owner's Association) to Gold Award standard is located close to Sheffield city centre, and provides storage for caravans, motor homes, trailer tents and boats. CCTV covers the site 24 hours a day seven days a week, and is monitored by EMCS, entry is via a secure gated system.

Simon & Gail Doyle, owners of Keetons Business Park, say the site's CCTV system using solely PIR motion sensors was experiencing numerous false alarms triggered by foxes, so they approached Neil Makin, Director at Chesterfield-based Central Electrical Ltd. He sought advice from OPTEX to see if the issue could be resolved by using a different sensing technology, and also reviewing the sensor's location.

“After a visit from an OPTEX engineer, a dual technology detector using combined passive infrared and microwave technology was installed on a trial basis and positioned in the best place to capture any potential intruder, but not detect foxes or other small animals. So far we have had very few false alarms and it is working very well.”

The REDWAVE that was specified has reduced alarms from several a days to virtually none and Neil is in no doubt as to why: “We have been using Optex REDWALL products for a number of years but were not aware of this animal immunity feature provided by the dual tech REDWAVE detectors,” he says.

“Since they have been installed and the detection area correctly set, there have been practically no false alarms and it has worked flawlessly – it detects those that should not be on site and not foxes and other small animals.”

Nigel Hackett, Sales Director for Optex Europe says intrusion detection systems should be tailored to the environment of each particular site: “Medium sized nocturnal animals such as foxes are a common cause of false alarms when the system relies on passive infrared technology only. Using a combined microwave/PIR motion sensor like REDWAVE allows users to analyze the target further and ignore animals,” he says. “In other circumstances it also avoids the detection area to over-spill. False alarms are a real burden to monitoring stations, and my team is always ready to advise and help design a system to virtually eliminate false alarms.”

Axis releases video monitoring solution Axis Camera Station 4.0

Axis releases video monitoring solution Axis Camera Station 4.0

Editor / Provider: Axis Communications | Updated: 3/28/2014 | Article type: Security 50

AXIS Camera Station 4.0 is a complete video monitoring and recording solution designed to perfectly match Axis' extensive range of network cameras and video encoders. Axis Communications, the global supplier in network video, launches a new release of its video management software AXIS Camera Station. With the introduction of AXIS Camera Station 4.0, Axis is setting a new standard for easy and efficient video surveillance.

“Many feature-rich video management systems on the market today are also quite complex to install and use,” says Peter Friberg, Director of System and Services, Axis Communications. “With AXIS Camera Station 4.0 we prove that it is possible for a video management solution to be both powerful – and easy to use. Based on experience from 50,000 installations worldwide and input from installers and users, we have improved the system in many aspects. This launch is a first, important step to really put efficient operation and identification in focus.”

The new release includes a setup wizard with automatic camera discovery which guides the user through every step of the configuration process. This allows for the system to be up and running within minutes.

The user interface of AXIS Camera Station has been re-designed with focus on ease-of-use and intuitive operations for key areas such as live view navigation, event configuration and video investigation.

With AXIS Camera Station 4.0, Axis introduces Extended Smart Search. By simply defining an area of interest the user can search through vast amounts of high definition video in just seconds for quick investigation and retrieval of evidence. The new Extended Smart Search function is based on AXIS Video Content Stream technology – a technology where certain information in the images is captured by the camera and sent as a separate stream together with the video and audio files.

AXIS Camera Station allows the user to take full advantage of Axis' market-leading network cameras and their capabilities, such as 360o overview recording with client de-warping, multi-view streaming, Axis Corridor Format, H.264 compression and advanced camera-based video motion detection providing high definition video for identification even if bandwidth and storage is limited.

Bosch DINION IP imager 9000 HD cams enhanced safety for critical infrastructures

Bosch DINION IP imager 9000 HD cams enhanced safety for critical infrastructures

Editor / Provider: Bosch Security | Updated: 3/28/2014 | Article type: Security 50

The new DINION IP imager 9000 HD camera from Bosch Security Systems is especially designed for perimeter protection and the surveillance of critical infrastructures, such as power plants and water treatment facilities. These types of applications require robust and reliable IP video surveillance solutions that proactively guard the property's fences day and night, regardless of weather and lighting conditions. The DINION IP imager 9000 HD has an extremely rugged design and built-in active infrared lighting to withstand harsh weather condition and penetrate darkness. Its unique features ensure that relevant objects of interest are captured with the highest level of detail possible through the Bosch specific intelligent Auto Exposure feature. And this is irrespective of any disturbing backlight or front light, while maintaining the lowest possible network burden benefiting from the intelligent Dynamic Image Noise Reduction feature reducing significantly the data bit rates and storage requirements.

Perimeter protection often struggles with fluctuating back and front light during the day. These fluctuations, caused by sunlight or other illuminated objects in the scene disturb video surveillance images. The Bosch Intelligent Auto Exposure feature (iAE) overcomes this challenge by automatically adjusting the camera's settings to increase the dynamic range of the camera. As a result, iAE ensures that moving objects or those of interest are enhanced and can be easily identified. At night, the camera's built-in active infrared lighting offers additional assistance, allowing objects up to 120 meters away to be detected even in complete darkness (0 lux). Overall, the Bosch DINION IP imager 9000 HD ensures that all relevant details are captured in highest quality thanks to its Bosch unique built-in technologies and full HD 1080p resolution day and night.

The Bosch unique integrated Intelligent Video Analysis package proactively supports security guards around the clock in focusing their attention on relevant incidents when something or someone breaches pre-defined alarm rules which can be set by the user.

Furthermore the Bosch Intelligent Video Analysis package (IVA), is ideal to also help securing unmanned facilities, such as petrol depots or pipelines. The Bosch camera continuously analyses the scene and automatically triggers alarms should one or more predefined rules be breached. In order to minimize the risk of false alarms, up to eight different IVA alarm rules can be combined and are active at the same time to provide a robust video surveillance solution. Security guards are notified when certain situations need their attention regardless of where they are. Since they cannot be everywhere or watch everything at the same time, IVA alerts can also be sent to mobile devices. Another advantage of IVA is that it adds sense and structure to IP video material in the form of metadata already being defined in the camera, allowing users to find relevant evidence among hours of recorded video quickly and easily within minutes or even seconds.

An ever-increasing need for image detail and in turn higher resolution, leads to a continuously growing amount of video data. As a result, IT infrastructures are often stretched to their maximum and system costs driven by data transmission and storage cost increase substantially. Especially storage capacity accounts for a large percentage of these costs. Consequently, it becomes apparent that cameras' bitrates need to be managed and optimized to ensure a minimum of network burden and storage costs. As with all the other Bosch IP cameras, the DINION IP imager 9000 HD is equipped with intelligent Dynamic Image Noise Reduction (iDNR). This makes use of the fact that in video surveillance a lower bit rate is needed when there is little movement. iDNR continuously analyses the content of the scene, dynamically adjusting the bitrate depending on the amount of movement. In average scenes, this saves up to 30 percent on bitrate and thus storage requirements, while equally reducing the network strain by only using as much bandwidth as is needed. The camera has the capability to temporarily store data and decide through its embedded intelligence when data streams are being send through the network to the recording unit checking always for free network capacities.

The entire Bosch IP portfolio is designed to seamlessly integrate with software and recording solutions from Bosch and other vendors. Third-party integration is ensured by the ONVIF conformity of all Bosch IP cameras, as well as by the Integration Partner Program (IPP), which simplifies the interoperability of video surveillance products. The IPP portal provides access to a comprehensive library of software development tools, services, and information about compatible software and products. More information is available from: ipp.boschsecurity.com.

[Secutech 2014] SMAhome Int'l Exhibition live demo gallery of home cameras

[Secutech 2014] SMAhome Int'l Exhibition live demo gallery of home cameras

Editor / Provider: Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media | Updated: 3/19/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

SMAhome International Exhibition 2014 will demo 12 home cameras, the world's first live demo gallery of home cameras, at Booth 2402. The exhibition is held at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall (TWTC Nangang) from March 19 to March 21. Combining Secutech exhibitors, a total of 65 exhibitors showcase smart home related products and systems.

Visitors can use mobile phones to experience real home monitoring with the 12 cameras that every smart home professional should know. Through the live demo, visitors can realize the cameras' performance on video quality, network capability, and detection sensibility at the Home Camera Demo Gallery. The 12 cameras consist of ZAVIO F3115, Compro TN600R, Dahua DH-IPC-K100W, SONY SNC-CX600W, Pixord PB731, Amaryllo iCam HD, Zinwell plugCAM, A-MTK AH2100M, Climax VST-1818, Skywatch ProCam v1.0, Hikvision DS-2CD2432F-I (W), and Alpha Networks PT-3152. The common features include all-in-one compact sizes, Wi-Fi connections, PIR sensor, flash storage and supportability of smartphone and tablet apps.

Besides the live demo, SMAhome International Conference is held on the March 19 afternoon at Room 402c. The speakers come from Z-wave, Robert Bosch, Skywatch and Amaryllo. The sessions offer a guideline for smart home product design.

Milestone expands Solution Certification for IT infrastructure vendor products

Milestone expands Solution Certification for IT infrastructure vendor products

Editor / Provider: Milestone Systems | Updated: 3/24/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS) announces fully reported performance certification of Milestone Solution Partners with IT infrastructure components such as servers, storage, and workstation products. The first to achieve this comprehensive process with documented results are HP, NetApp, PROMISE Technology and Razberi, with several others in process.

The IT infrastructure, server, storage and client platforms are integral parts of a video surveillance management system, so miscalculation on server or storage requirements impacts the success of a system's operation, resulting in support calls. Milestone has therefore been working extensively with IT infrastructure vendors to ensure their systems are optimized for the Milestone XProtect product family, and that the infrastructure vendors understand how to specify, build and deliver optimal systems for the customer environment.

The Milestone Solution Certification for IT infrastructure vendor products provides verification of the components being interoperable and optimized for performance with XProtect VMS. The certification process results in documentation of a solution's proven maturity and quality, and differentiation from non-certified components for a competitive market advantage.

Each certification project consists of three phases, beginning with two scenarios, where there is both a benchmark test and a maximum performance test. During each test, statistics from the Milestone XProtect Recording Servers are gathered to judge the performance of the system as a platform for video recording. After the tests are conducted, this data is analyzed and the findings are presented in a full report, with details on the configuration of the test system and a summary.

These tests identify that a given system meets minimum expected performance thresholds based on known benchmarks. The certification also measures the maximum number of cameras, at a given frame rate, resolution and codec that can be supported by the server and storage system.

The end result is a definition of the system's capabilities compared to the known benchmark values, which are also used by Milestone to create generic server and storage recommendations. The end result is the certification of the server/storage products' operational performance capabilities in the known environment. The documentation outlines how best to tune the product for the Milestone XProtect platform.

The Solution Certification full report includes a ‘known good' (optimal) configuration for a surveillance system using the Milestone XProtect VMS and the solution partner's products. The optimal configuration contains the solution architecture, the performance results, use-case information, detailed system configurations for both the XProtect VMS components and the solution partner's products.

“Integrators and end users can reference the known good configuration data from the Milestone certification process to help build a solution with confidence. They get documented proof that these video surveillance solutions operate within the parameters of the maximum performance test results,” says Christian Bohn, VP Strategic Alliances at Milestone Systems. “Certifying our partners is not new - we have been doing it successfully for several years with software integrations, and the expansion of this with the hardware vendors is natural to build continuing trust in Milestone for both partners and customers.”

The Milestone certification results are valid for the lifecycle of the products tested, and there are options for yearly re-certification. This means that when Milestone or the partner launches a new product version, it can be documented that the integration is compatible and optimized.

Hikvision DarkFighter cam battles ultra low light environment

Hikvision DarkFighter cam battles ultra low light environment

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 3/24/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Hikvision is setting new standards for ultra low-light surveillance with the launch of the DS-2CD6026FHWD DarkFighter network camera. This cutting-edge camera utilizes Hikvision's industry-leading, ultra low-light MP lens and is designed specifically to capture sharp color and monochrome images in extreme, low-light conditions. The result is crystal-clear color images down to 0.002 Lux and B/W to 0.0002 Lux.

The DarkFighter's ultra low-light performance delivers full color images day and night that would defeat conventional monochrome IP cameras and competing low-light cameras. As well as opening up new opportunities for 24-hour CCTV surveillance, it is the ideal replacement for conventional network cameras.

Superior Image Delivery
The DarkFighter camera features a 2MP, 1/2 inch progressive scan CMOS image sensor. Together with a 120dB WDR (wide dynamic range) and Hikvision's 3D DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) technology, the new camera is able to stream video in full 1080p HD at 60 fps, which results in latency free clear images day and night. A defog feature is also incorporated to noticeably improve image clarity in poor weather conditions, such as rain or fog.

Choice of Lens
A choice of wide-angle and telephoto varifocal MP lenses is available (The Hikvision HV1140D-8MPIR MP lens offers focal range 11-40mm, while HV3816D-8MPIR provides another choice of 3.8-16mm), both including IR correction, and ABF (Auto Back Focus) functionality, which allows the camera to adjust positioning of the image sensor to obtain an optimal focus.

The new camera also features an ROI codec, which enables the resolution of specific parts of an image to be increased while decreasing the non-ROI image quality to minimize bandwidth and storage requirements.

With support for ONVIF, PSIA, and CGI standards, the new camera also offers quick and easy integration with other video surveillance equipment and systems, creating the solution that matched different requirements.

Bosch launches EN Grade 3 curtain detector with PIR and radar system

Bosch launches EN Grade 3 curtain detector with PIR and radar system

Editor / Provider: Bosch Security | Updated: 3/24/2014 | Article type: Security 50

With the new Professional Series TriTech+ Curtain Detector with Anti-mask, Bosch Security Systems completes its range of professional grade motion detectors. This unit is ideal for monitoring long, narrow interior spaces such as hallways, storefronts, loading docks, or storage aisles, offering dip switch selection between 2 coverage areas: 30 x 2.6 meter or 8 x1 meter. No matter the range selected, Bosch Sensor Data Fusion Signal Processing combines Passive Infrared (PIR) and ultra-low power microwave Doppler radar with multiple built-in environmental sensors to ensure the most reliable detection performance available in a motion detector.

In order to meet the demanding requirements for this application, Bosch has developed a new curtain specific infrared lens and radar system. Optimizing both technologies is required to ensure reliable detection within the protected area while simultaneously reducing false alarms caused by disturbances from the sides. This sets this product apart from traditional detectors that achieve curtain coverage simply by masking parts of the infrared lens, while continuing to use their standard 90 degree coverage radar systems that far exceed the desired area of detection.

The new detector also offers the highest level of security, e.g. through its Multi-point Anti-mask with Integrated Spray detection (MANTIS), certified by an accredited lab to EN50131-2-4 Grade 3.This makes it the perfect choice for high security applications such as banks, jewelry stores, or warehouses. As with all Bosch wall mount detectors, this model comes in a two-piece design with self-locking enclosure to reduce installation time by more than 25% compared to conventional designs where the circuit board needs to be removed for installation and screws are deployed for securing the cover. The optical chamber and electronics are sealed behind a protective cover to prevent accidental damage, as well as reducing false alarms from drafts and insects. Last but not least, the detector is equipped with an integrated bubble level for easy installation.

The new Professional Series TriTech+ Curtain Detector with Anti-mask will be available in 2 versions: model “ISC-PDL1-WAC30H” operating at 10.588 GHz for France and the UK; and model “ISC-PDL1-WAC30G” operating at 10.524 GHz for other European, Middle East and African markets. The launch will commence from March 2014 onwards.

 

[Secutech2014] EverFocus total solutions for high-end home security market

[Secutech2014] EverFocus total solutions for high-end home security market

Editor / Provider: Weili Lin | Updated: 3/21/2014 | Article type: Security 50

EverFocus released intelligent door solutions for buildings. The solution consists of network access controller unit, card reader, fingerprint access control device, IP camera and user-friendly software Genie XMS. The system also supports analog and HD-SDI cameras. EverFocus acts a total solution and service provider in the high-end home security market.

The network access controller EFC302 supports two card readers, expandable to eight readers. The system goes with EAN3300, a 3-megapixel box camera, supporting true day and night surveillance. The camera supports on-board storage via a microSD or SDHC card. 12VDC and PoE are both supported for power supply. Two-way audio communication is also provided. In addition, the camera can support up to 2048x1536 video resolution, and multiple video formats like H.264, M-JPEG and MPEG-4.

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