The new DINION IP 4000 and 5000 cameras from Bosch Security Systems, INC., of Fairport, New York, combine the latest technology with aesthetic design. Both cameras offer an attractive range of features for image quality, management of bit rates, and low storage requirements, as well as important audio capabilities, cloud-based services, and easy and cost-effective installation. The DINION IP 4000 HD offers 720p resolution, and the DINION IP 5000 HD has 1080p resolution. Both feature intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction. A built-in microphone and two-way audio allow the operator or security guard to listen to and also question intruders or communicate with visitors who appear to need assistance.
Secura Key of Chatsworth, California, has introduced SK-NET Version 5.1, which supports the new NOVA.16 16-door control panel. The control panel creates a new system architecture, reduces cabling and installation costs, and facilitates system expansion. The NOVA.16 uses RS-485 to interconnect the new smart readers, which contain all inputs and outputs to control and monitor a single door. SK-NET 5.1 also supports new features in the SK-ACPE two-door control panel, such as built-in network connectivity and battery monitoring. The software is backward-compatible with legacy control panels. The included SK LAN Installer enables users to scan the entire network and locate all connected Secura Key control panels.
Animetrics of Conway, New Hampshire, has released its first application programming interface (API) for commercial licensing. The FaceR API makes it possible for software developers to write programs based on Animetrics’ advanced 3D facial recognition and identity management solutions technology, which is used in law enforcement agencies worldwide. The FaceR API provides the critical functions for face detection, facial features detection, and 2D to 3D pose correction, which converts an angulated facial image to a perfectly normalized frontal image. This may be used to improve matching performance in any face recognition system, facial enrollment into galleries, face recognition capability, and gallery management
DSC 0f Concord, Ontario, Canada, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has intro-
duced PowerSeries Neo, a new scalable line of products that combines the flexibility of a mod-ular, hardwired system with a wide range of compatible wireless devices. This platform leverages the capabilities of the PowerG wireless intrusion technology. With solutions for a full spectrum of installations, the PowerSeries Neo system is fully customizable. At the core of the system are four control panels, ranging in capacity from 16 to 128 zones and two to eight partitions. The system offers a full range of optional cellular and/or IP communication methods and employs alarm verification solutions to reduce false alarms.
Adams Rite of Phoenix, Arizona, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, is offering a surface-mounted, keyless alternative for glass openings. The thin, low-profile design of the RITE Touch RT1050D digital glass lock and a sleek mirrored user interface offer style and convenience for any indoor application. Installation is quick and easy, without the need for holes or modifications to the door. The lock offers flexible access control with single- or double- door compatibility and dual- credential access control via card reader or personal PIN code. The battery-powered lock includes a fire detection sensor, a break-in and damage alarm, and a thumb turn.
Middle Atlantic Products of Fairfield, New Jersey, has expanded its SNE Series Security Network Enclosure offering with seismic certification and other options. Designed to meet the specific requirements of IP, analog, and hybrid security systems, SNE is available in four configurations to fit system type, wiring needs, ventilation requirements, and cabinet location. SNE is the first seismic-certified security-purposed cabinet exceeding a 1,000-pound weight capacity when outfitted with new anchor brackets for concrete floors or seismic riser bases for raised floors. A new adapter enables threaded rail, cage nut rail, or the use of both in the same rack.
Genetec of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has upgraded its Security Center (5.2 SR4) to provide integration with more than 80 new video devices from 13 technology partners, including many new models from Arecont, Axis Communications, Samsung, Sony, and Vivotek. The release follows the launch of new Security Center plugins for partner solutions, including Software House C•CURE 9000 access control, Barco CMS video wall, Southwest MicroPoint perimeter detection devices, and DSC PowerSeries intrusion panels. This service release provides access to new software updates and feature options, with support for many of the latest edge devices on the market.