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Bosch installs video solution in Frankfurt skyscraper

Bosch installs video solution in Frankfurt skyscraper

Editor / Provider: Bosch | Updated: 6/17/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Bosch Security Systems has delivered and installed a comprehensive video surveillance solution in the MesseTurm, one of Frankfurt's most prominent high-rise buildings. The 63 story MesseTurm, which was designed by star ar-chitect Helmut Jahn and completed in 1990, is home to many international companies and chancelleries. Besides numerous offices, MesseTurm features a conference area and also houses several foreign consulates, resulting in very specific security requirements. The video solution, which was designed to protect tenants, visitors and suppliers alike, was implemented during normal operation without having to shut down any part of the building.

Design and implementation of the video system imposed some challenges on the planners, as the cameras should not impair the luxurious ambience of the building and had to be installed during normal operation. In those parts of the building to be monitored, Bosch installed 40 cameras, whose images are stored on a storage system featuring a capacity of 6.5 terabytes. In case of need, this allows the operator to view images that have been recorded several days ago.

In spite of the huge storage capacity, searching specific images is fast and easy. Intelligent video analysis and the forensic search feature of the Bosch Video Management System (BVMS) greatly accelerate the search by using small sets of meta data instead of the much larger images themselves. The video solution is operated via 3 comfortable operator workstations, giving the security personnel a clear view of all protected areas around the clock and alerting them of any unusual events.

Morpho: Better ID solutions through facial recognition technologies

Morpho: Better ID solutions through facial recognition technologies

Editor / Provider: Morpho(Safran) | Updated: 6/17/2014 | Article type: Security 50

The idea behind facial recognition is to identify a person or authenticate their identity based on the morphological traits of their face. Morpho , as one of the pioneers in this technology, has rendered advanced ID verification through facial recognition technologies.

Multiple security applications
Facial recognition is an increasingly powerful technology that is expanding its reach across a broad spectrum of security applications, starting with police forces and customs services, where it is used to check identities and search for known criminals. It is also used by armed forces and homeland security units to identify terrorists. But facial recognition is also rapidly extending its scope to more commercial arenas. For example, casinos use this technology to detect both known cheaters and addicted gamblers who have signed up for a self-exclusion program – not to mention VIP clients who expect special treatment. In stadiums, the system can recognize pre-identified violent fans before they take their seats, while department stores are automatically notified of arriving customers who have already been arrested for shoplifting. The other main applications for facial recognition systems include access control at high-value sites, ID checks for travelers and border control.

Facial recognition: a two-faced conundrum
The effectiveness of facial recognition technology depends on several key factors, starting with image quality, which in turn largely depends on how the facial biometrics are captured. According to Claude Bauzou, “We have to distinguish between cooperative and non-cooperative subjects. Cooperative subjects voluntarily allow us to capture their facial image and they follow instructions, like looking directly at the lens, not smiling, etc. Then there's non-cooperative capture for ID purposes, via surveillance cameras, photos or videos of events taken by witnesses using their smartphones, etc.”

Algorithms for identification
The second key performance factor for this biometric technology is the power of the algorithms that are used to determine similarities between facial photos, or matching. For the identification of non-cooperative subjects, matching also involves human input: the system operator has a list of “candidates”, sorted by ranked “similarity scores”. The operator thus makes a preliminary selection by looking at the person's profile (home address, criminal record, etc.), then makes a decision based on a visual comparison of the face photos.

Reliable databases
Facial recognition accuracy also depends on the size and quality of the databases used. To recognize a face, it is necessary to be able to compare it to something! The challenge is to establish matching points between the new image and the source image, in other words, photos of known persons. “The largest image databases in the United States – which only public authorities can access – are those that list holders of driver licenses, passports and other ID documents, not to mention photos of suspects taken during arrests,” explains Jim Albers. When police investigators are looking for a suspect, they may also check out photos on Facebook or other social networks, to compare biometric characteristics. There are also private databases, such as those developed by casinos.

A promising outlook
Still a relatively new technology, facial recognition has considerable headroom for improvement. For instance, these systems could add 3D sensors, recognition of moving faces, processing of images captured from above or the side, development of models to integrate aging, and much more. Another area of improvement is the addition of new functions. “In the coming years, systems based on facial recognition will combine official and commercial procedures”, says Jim Albers. “For instance, tomorrow's airport checkpoints such as MorphoPASS will not only check the traveler's identity and passport validity, but also their ticket, all in a single passage! Morpho's other proven technologies could be integrated in these checkpoints as well, especially our luggage scanning systems to detect explosives or narcotics.”

Optex unveils new EMEA headquarters expecting for market growth

Optex unveils new EMEA headquarters expecting for market growth

Editor / Provider: Optex | Updated: 6/16/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Optex, the industry-known provider of sensor technology, has just unveiled its new EMEA headquarters. The new headquarters, based in Maidenhead, Berkshire in the United Kingdom, is the company's latest strategy to capture and support customer demands from the continuously growing security market across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

A report from IHS shows that the global market for physical security equipment and services was worth $110 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow to $170 billion by 2017. As stated in the ‘Total Physical Security Equipment and Services – 2013' report, the Americas made up 41 per cent of the worldwide market in 2012, generating $46 billion in revenue, followed by Asia with $33 billion and the EMEA region with $29 billion. Each of these markets is expected to see strong growth over the next few years.

Mike Shibata, chairman of Optex EMEA, commented, “The United Kingdom is an ideal location for us to expand our international reach outside Japan. Currently, 35 percent of our global sale is from Europe, which is just as important as our native Japanese market. In addition, Optex's biggest core business is in security, and the UK has the biggest security market throughout EMEA, so we see lots of opportunities for further growth.”

With the new localization of strategic planning in place and directions straight from EMEA, Optex aims to be the number one in each specialist market with strong customer-oriented strategy. The company's focuses include:

* Creating extra value by integrating surveillance cameras with sensing devices for quicker and more reliable detection of possible threats
* Improving the security level of infrastructure-related facilities such as protection of public facilities against terrorist attacks * Enhancing the effort for advanced outdoor security ‘pre-alarm' penetration that enables advance warning of intruder before break-in happens
* Last, utilizing Optex's technology in automatic door operation safety to comply with European standards for automatic door activation

“I believe that there are an infinite number of opportunities in between sensing technology and human life other than the above. Optex EMEA headquarters has established a mission to develop those new possibilities from the close contact with our customers and regional market place. Our goal is to contribute to a safe and comfortable society. With this in mind, we expect to see future success of Optex in EMEA,” added Mr. Shibata.

The Japanese innovator announced its major investment in the 100 percent share capital of UK lighting manufacturer Raytec in 2012. This partnership allowed the two companies to capitalize on many common synergies in sales and technology bringing both sensor and lighting technologies together. The Raytec brand remains in place and its focus remains firmly on innovation and illumination.

Dahua HDCVI achieved surveillance upgrading of Shanghai 5-star hotels

Dahua HDCVI achieved surveillance upgrading of Shanghai 5-star hotels

Editor / Provider: Dahua | Updated: 6/16/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Dahua Technology, the China-based manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products provided in-house HDCVI solution to 5-star hotels in Shanghai, successfully securing the hotels and guests during the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures (CICA). 

CICA Shanghai was held between 20th to 21st of May; the conference played a significant role in security industry cooperation throughout Asia. Xi Jinping, President of People's Republic of China also attended and presided over the summit. These hotels had played host to 46 national and organization leaders in Asia during the CICA.

Seeing the importance of CICA, Shanghai municipal government spared no efforts to make sure all participants secured. Among the must-do list was to level up video surveillance system. More than 50 reception hotels had been required to upgrade surveillance system, shifting from standard to high-definition video quality . However, the biggest challenge came from the pressure with the time frame, and a big question to all was --how to make sure the image quality and product replacement would not compromise the daily reception and security concern of these five-star hotels.

Under such circumstance, and given the fact that most of the hotels were using analog systems, it came to a vital decision to adopt Dahua HDCVI, as Dahua HDCVI allows easy upgrade without changing the existing cabling but   still provides long-distance and non-latent image quality. Most of all, the whole upgrading work took merely around 10 days; only cameras, DVRs along with fiber optical transceivers were replaced by HDCVI ones while cabling were unchanged.

Besides, with aesthetic requirement for the hotels, HDCVI offers wide range of housings and its speed domes and box cameras perfectly coexist with the decor in major areas such as lobby, reception, entrance and dining rooms.

“This project demonstrates all the benefits of HDCVI and has proved applicable and workable,” said Tim Shen, Overseas Marketing Director at Dahua Technology. “Within only 10 days, the whole video surveillance system has been upgraded to high definition which is not likely happened to IP solution. What HDCVI has been offered to the industry is another HD solution and this is highly gratified by our customers while cabling, cost and IP hassles are the concerned issues.”

VIVOTEK 'Smart, Simple and Superior Surveillance Solutions' at IFSEC 2014

VIVOTEK 'Smart, Simple and Superior Surveillance Solutions' at IFSEC 2014

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 6/16/2014 | Article type: Security 50

VIVOTEK is pleased to announce its participation in the 2014 IFSEC International, which shall take place from the 17th to the 19th of June at the ExCeL London. VIVOTEK will display its latest intelligent technologies and next-generation products at Booth C1100 located within the venue, bringing visitors all-new experiences with VIVOTEK's self-developed smart, simple, and superior surveillance solutions.

VIVOTEK's Executive Vice President, Steve Ma, asserted, “Social and economic development have led developed and developing countries to place focal attention on the building of smart cities. However, enhancing efficiency and improving quality of life are key prerequisites for realizing a smart city. VIVOTEK demonstrates a high level of commitment to accelerate the prevalence of smart cities, putting tremendous resources into relevant research and development to consequently produce smart, simple, and superior surveillance solutions that facilitate the construction of smart living environments.”

VIVOTEK aims to promote the development of smart cities through the installation of smart, simple, and superior surveillance solutions, and thus highlights its intelligent applications, small form-factor and easy-to-use solutions, and renowned lighting technology at the 2014 IFSEC International.

- Smart (Intelligent Application):
To expand the camera scalability and create more benefits for customers, VIVOTEK introduces the VIVOTEK Application Development Platform (VADP); an open platform for integrating video analytic functionality within its cameras. Several intelligent features, such as object counting, line detection, field detection, face detection, and heat map, among others, can be directly installed in VIVOTEK cameras, significantly contributing to security and business efficiency. The FE8181V, VIVOTEK's newly developed 5-Megapixel IR fisheye fixed dome network camera is equipped with VADP, and will be employed at the IFSEC to demonstrate heat map applications.

- Simple (User-Friendly Solutions):
To achieve the goal of improving the security, efficiency, and productivity of retail staff and ensuring a safer shopping environment for customers, VIVOTEK has developed a user friendly “Convenient Retail Solution.” This solution comprises the ND8321, a plug-and-play network video recorder, elegantly designed ultra-mini bullet network cameras, and ultra-mini dome network cameras. This comprehensive solution not only improves the operational flow of retail stores, but also ensures the quality of customers' shopping experiences. Moreover, VIVOTEK developed a compact, easy-to-use Split Camera System for ATM applications. This system comprises recessed camera units and a video core that minimize inconveniences to ATM users, but simultaneously capturing their features clearly.

- Superior (Renowned Lighting Technologies):
Low-light object identification functionalities have become a fundamental criteria in the market because of increasing demand for the effective security and intelligent utilization of video footage. To offer unparalleled visibility under low light conditions, VIVOTEK has designed cameras with SNV (Supreme Night Visibility) technology and 3 types of WDR solutions in the development of its products, namely, WDR Enhanced, WDR Pro (100-120dB), and WDR Pro II (140dB). VIVOTEK's latest professional outdoor bullet network camera, the IP8355EH, is equipped with low-light technology and WDR Pro II. This model will be on display at the IFSEC.

In addition, VIVOTEK has newly developed a 5-Megapixel IR fisheye fixed dome network camera, the FE8181V. This model is furnished with a removable IR-cut filter to provision for both daytime and nighttime operations, and equipped with a 10 meters built-in IR illuminator that delivers uniform lighting for 360° surround view at night.

Canon acquires Milestone for major advance in network video surveillance business

Canon acquires Milestone for major advance in network video surveillance business

Editor / Provider: Milestone Systems | Updated: 6/16/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Canon has signed an agreement to acquire Denmark-based Milestone Systems A/S, a world leading provider of open platform video management software, via its subsidiary Canon Europa N.V. The new combination will create a formidable player in the fast growing network video surveillance market by combining the strengths of Canon's innovative imaging technology with Milestone's industry-known video management software expertise.

Canon has a clear ambition to drive future growth through diversification and has identified network video surveillance as a strategic new business area. Bringing Milestone into the Canon Group will significantly enhance Canon's software capabilities in this sector.

The acquisition expects to create strong synergies with Canon's customer focus and R&D culture. As part of the Canon Group, Milestone will be able to accelerate its business and development of new products. In addition, Milestone will be able to use Canon's business and consumer channels to expand its global market presence.

Rokus van Iperen, President & CEO, Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa, explains: "Canon is aiming to take a leadership position in network video surveillance and we are making an important strategic investment today to realise our objective to expand in this market. Together with Milestone, we can accelerate our growth by delivering new advanced products and solutions for new sectors, through new channels, to offer greater customer value. We are very excited about working with such a talented and innovative company and we welcome Milestone into the Canon Group."

Lars Thinggaard, President & CEO, Milestone Systems: "Milestone is extremely excited about the huge potential that being part of a global group will provide. Canon respects how we built our business with our partners and supports our strategy of providing open platform solutions and therefore the need to remain a standalone company within the Canon Group. We feel this step is right for taking both our business and support for suppliers and partners to a new level."

Milestone's successful Open Platform business model is essential to its future success and Milestone will continue to provide open platform solutions to the market, while operating as a standalone company within the Canon Group. Canon fully supports Milestone's open platform strategy and respects their strong partnerships.

EverFocus unveils 16CH universal DVR for HD-SDI and analog video inputs

EverFocus unveils 16CH universal DVR for HD-SDI and analog video inputs

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

In the security market, cost is the major concern when it comes to transition from analog to HD. As the HD-SDI cost has dramatically decreased to an acceptable price-level, demand of the HD-SDI, on the other hand, has been increasing and reflecting the market boom. Regarding the ease of installation and outstanding image clarity, HD-SDI technology has absolutely been widely accepted by the market. Owing to this, EverFocus has never given up hope on the HD-SDI market; on the contrary, gearing up for further development and outlining market strategies for the HD-SDI products.

EverFocus UHDR16, a Linux-embedded universal DVR, comes with 16-channel HD-SDI and analog video inputs. This product supports video signals ranging from D1, 960H, 720P to 1080P in one single DVR and also features triple streams for live view, playback and recording.

The UHDR16 supports recording 480 (NTSP) / 400 (PAL) frames per second at 1080P, and can play back 16 channels of HD-SDI recordings simultaneously. The model also supports RS-485 serial interface, 2 USB interfaces and 1 RJ45 (10/100/1000) Base-T Ethernet interface. Other than that, the UHDR16 can be expanded up to 7 SATA devices (6 SATA HDDs and 1 eSATA), ensuring large capacity of the HD-SDI video recordings.

According to Aska Liu, Deputy Project Manager of EverFocus, “since EverFocus has already provided a comprehensive product lineup, including IP, HD-SDI and analog hardware devices, we also look into universal devices for mutual-beneficial purpose. The UHDR16 can take all signals – no matter it is HD-SDI, 960H, or D1.”

Moreover, EverFocus provides mobile apps, allowing users to view the HD-SDI camera streams via their mobile devices (iOS or Android platforms). The ease of high-quality and high-definition video is the most important piece. Users can take the HD-SDI video and record it in 1080P, and watch the HD-SDI video remotely or locally – EverFocus makes it easy and cost-effective. Everyone can benefit from this beautiful resolution in HD-SDI. EverFocus expects a substantial portion of our revenues to be attributed to HD-SDI going forward.

Since EverFocus has made the acceptable HD-SDI products to the market, applications of the HD-SDI solutions is no longer exclusive to the high-end markets, but can be widely applied in different sectors. In the early 2014, EverFocus built up the HD-SDI systems, including 20 DVRs (EPHD04+) and 50 outdoor IR dome cameras (EHH5101) on the NEXCO-West (West Nippon Expressway Company) highway toll booths located in Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Japan. According to the customer, the toll booths require a system that is reliable and can produce clear images both on the staff or the POS machine. Moreover, cameras with anti-raining/snowing and small-in-size features are considered as the key considerations in this case. Therefore, they chose EverFocus' HD-SDI DVR and outdoor IR dome camera.

At present, HD-SDI product lineup that EverFocus offers includes HD-SDI DVRs up to 8-channel, and HD-SDI cameras with variable types, including mini metal, bullet, dome, and box types. The outdoor HD-SDI cameras are also IP66-rated for weather resistance. Furthermore, EverFocus also provide HD-SDI accessories, including HD-SDI to HDMI converter, HD-SDI to fiber transmitter/receiver and HD-SDI repeater. The UHDR16 universal DVR will be soon released to the market in June, 2014. With the announcement of the UHDR16 universal DVR, users can benefit from its low latency, best-live-view HD-SDI signals over hundreds of meters of coaxial or Cat5e/Cat6 cables and easy installation with an affordable price.

EverFocus is committed to delivering powerful security solutions to the customers worldwide. Not just manufacturing reliable products to the market, EverFocus has been developing the enterprise-level central management system, Genie-XMS, which can support any IP-based devices and of course, all EverFocus' products.

The Genie-XMS is designed with an open and flexible architecture that is able to offer large-scale integration scalability. This surveillance management system is able to connect with any IP-based devices or systems including DVRs, access control, and LPR systems. Web pages or messages can also be displayed on the live view screen. The live view layout can be arranged in any form the end users desired.

With the full range of product lineup, plus the hardware manufacturing and software integration, there will be no gap among the IP, HD-SDI and Analog systems anymore. EverFocus has always been holding one concept to the security market, to focus on excellence, reliability and integration in our products.

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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Raytec IR illuminators deployed in Macedonia Airport with PTZ speed dome

Raytec IR illuminators deployed in Macedonia Airport with PTZ speed dome

Editor / Provider: Raytec | Updated: 6/16/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Raymax Infra-Red illuminators from Raytec have been deployed to secure the main perimeter of Alexander the Great Airport in Skopje, Macedonia. Working in conjunction with Turkish System Integrator, Sensormatic, and distributor Y3K, the Raymax Platinum long range Infra-Red illuminators were installed alongside HD PTZ Speed Dome cameras to provide excellent night time surveillance for Macedonia’s largest airport.

The Raymax Platinum range can deliver Infra-Red illumination up to 700m from a single unit, making it the suitable solution for remote perimeter applications where cameras need additional lighting during the hours of darkness. For the widest angle CCTV applications, 180 degree Raymax Platinum units can also deliver distances beyond 100m; when PTZ domes need to deliver high performance images.

“The customer chose Raytec for this project as they provide quality products that guarantee successful long range distance and coverage” said Yucel Simitci, Product Manager for Y3K. “The Raytec products performed exactly as expected and the Airport management are happy with the results”

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