Honeywell Video Systems of Louisville, Kentucky, offers video security integration with maximum efficiency and minimum effort. The company’s MAXPRO VMS (Video Management System) and Pro-Watch security management system integrates video cameras, alarm systems, floor plans, and access control to quickly and accurately detect threats and areas of risk. Security professionals can view feeds from all of their facilities’ cameras on a single screen. It also allows companies to network analog and digital surveillance technologies.
The victor from American Dynamics of Boca Raton, Florida, is a unified security and surveillance solution that lets users view, manage, and control recorded video from Intellex digital video management systems and VideoEdge network video management systems, as well as live streams from analog and IP cameras. It can display video simultaneously with common feature set, regardless of the codec (H.264, ACC, M-JPEG, MPEG-4)—even mixing and matching technologies. There is no need to toggle between client applications.
Access control Software
DSX Access Systems, Inc.
New DSX-AES256 software from Dallas-based DSX Access Systems, Inc., contains government approved AES-256 bit encryption technology that can be implemented systemwide. Encryption capabilities are built into the software and every field controller. Communications to each location can optionally be encrypted with a unique encryption key assigned by the customer for communicating with that location’s field controllers. The software encrypts communications to all panels in that location without the use of add-on devices. Because the encryption technology is inherent to the software and field controllers, implementation is easy. All 1040 Series and 1022 controllers can be flash-upgraded to the AES-256 bit version.
New auto-IP video management software from GVI Security of Carrollton, Texas, simplifies the installation and configuration of network video systems by automating the steps required to configure network cameras and the underlying network. The open-platform product is ideal for small to mid-sized surveillance projects and can scale to support system growth. Simple installation, intuitive graphical interfaces, and automated configuration reduce installation time and training for installers and end users.
Senstar Corporation of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, announced a new microphonic fence-mounted sensor that detects intrusions at the perimeter to provide advance warning to security forces. FlexPS offers increased probability of detection, improved sensitivity, and complete backwards compatibility with Senstar’s existing fence-mounted technologies. It detects intruders on a fence and can distinguish whether the intrusion is a climb, cut, or lift. Easily installed with tie wraps on most fence types, one processor can provide up to 600 meters (2000 feet) of perimeter protection. The cable can be separated into two distinct detection zones.
G4S of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has introduced an interactive software platform that enables its security officers to expand their capabilities via technology. Secure Trax PLUS connects security officers, the command center, and the enterprise’s customized secure business intelligence portal. The software can detect, alert, dispatch, respond, and verify events in real time, while eliminating paperwork and providing historical data. The command center provides situational management with rapid response capabilities and functions such as guard tour monitoring, perimeter violation monitoring, check-in verification, documented repair requests, and coordination of duties. The business intelligence portal offers incident tracking and compliance reporting with analyses to determine efficient allocation of resources.
GVI Security of Carrollton, Texas, has added a new device to its auto-IP video product line that makes installation of IP video systems simpler than installing a DVR. The company’s razberi device embeds the server, software, storage, and a power over Ethernet switch/router to power eight cameras. The product complies with ONVIF, an industry standard protocol that allows for mixing cameras from manufacturers who adhere to the standard. It automatically provides power and IP addresses, configures cameras for motion detection, and automatically starts recording. Multiple razberis can be stacked in a location or scaled to multiple locations for distributed storage and processing.
CURE 9000 from Software House of Lexington, Massachusetts, is a powerful security and event management system for applications from small companies to corporations spanning many locations. It delivers IT standard tools and an innovative distributed architecture. Leveraging Microsoft .NET v3.5, the platform offers native encryption and XML data transfer, making it fast and secure. It integrates with a variety of third-party technologies. With the C●
CURE 9000 Web Client, customers can remotely manage personnel records, display dynamic views, and monitor system activity from anywhere in the world.
TC Fire and Security
The two-way talking touch screen from UTC Fire and Security of Bradenton, Florida, is a wireless, AC-powered, 3.5-inch color touch screen that operates seamlessly with Simon XT security panels as well as with GE thermostats and lighting control devices. The touch screen has an intuitive user interface with simple icons so homeowners can easily navigate both security and home automation features.
Designed Security, Inc.
The Invisigate Glass Barrier Turnstile from Designed Security, Inc., of Bastrop, Texas, delivers tight access control while complementing the aesthetics of a building’s lobby. It enables high-speed throughput while giving organizations the flexibility to meet their unique access control needs. The glass barrier can be configured to be as high as six feet, providing a full-height lockable barrier. The turnstile is field-configurable for card-in/card-out or card-in/free-exit operation with no additional programming. It incorporates tailgate detection technology, and offers an optional hard-lock barrier for after-hours operation, reducing the number of personnel required to monitor building access points. The ADA-compliant units are available in an array of colors and finishes, with optional custom glass etching on the panels.
WEBS Contact is a new mass notification software from Talk-A-Phone Co. of Niles, Illinois. It uses an integrated multi-layer approach to contact a population of any size with site-specific instructions through a variety of notification mediums. Exterior and interior paging units, emergency phones, SMS, e-mail, RSS, LED signage, giant voice, and other technologies can be encompassed in a comprehensive crisis management solution under one platform. The WEBS platform allows new communication mediums to augment existing infrastructure without disrupting current operating procedures. The system allows emergency personnel to develop preprogrammed crisis response scenarios for situations such as environmental incidents, natural disasters, workplace violence, and terrorist activity.
FLIR Systems of Portland, Oregon, has released several new models with 640x480 resolution. The new sensor options are available in the company’s industry-leading family of thermal security cameras in the F-, PT-, and SR-Series product lines. These new products provide security professionals with four times the resolution of earlier products, and 16 times the resolution offered by other thermal camera manufacturers. When the new sensors are combined with FLIR’s wide selection of lenses, they provide security professionals with better image detail, longer-range performance, and wider coverage areas. In many situations users can deploy fewer cameras to cover the same area as their lower-resolution competitors.
The Destroyit AL1 business shredder by MBM Corporation of North Charleston, South Carolina, has won numerous design awards for its sleek, contemporary looks. Its aluminum casing features side panels that can be ordered in custom colors or individualized with a company logo. The cross-cut shredding head provides DIN level 4 security and is powered by a whisper-quiet single-phase motor. Like all Destroyit shredders, it comes equipped with hardened steel cutting shafts that are warranted for life and the industry’s most advanced safety features.
The Panasonic i-PRO WV-SP306 network video surveillance camera sets a new standard for advanced technology and innovative features for network-based surveillance applications. Made by Panasonic System Solutions of Secaucus, New Jersey, the camera’s i-PRO Smart HD technology delivers advanced functionality including face detection. The new 1.3 Megapixel MOS sensor and Panasonic UniPhier LSI processor provide high-resolution images with outstanding color reproduction in H.264 high profile format as well as progressive scan technology to ensure images that are free from motion blur or tearing. The compact camera also offers bandwidth and network traffic management, true day/night operation with automatic back focus, wide dynamic range, and high sensitivity with digital noise reduction.