Hikvision and SGS sign memorandum for joint lab collaboration

by vmstoday - on May 26th 2017 - No Comments

Hikvision and SGS announced they have signed a memorandum agreement for joint laboratory collaboration. The memorandum will pave the way for joint efforts in testing, inspection, verification and certification of Hikvision products. It will also see the two companies cooperating strategically in various areas, including: mutual technology exchange, training, information sharing and platform establishment. (more…)

Bosch empowers security operators and enhances forensic capabilities with BVMS 7.5.

by vmstoday - on May 23rd 2017 - No Comments

The BVMS 7.5 includes forensic search as a standard free-of-charge functionality, allowing operators to scan through huge recording databases for a specific event within seconds. The rules for the search are easily defined via a graphical user interface and can be changed even after an event. Further increased the openness of its system to allow for easy integration of third-party software and devices. (more…)

H.265 compression: The Future of Video Surveillance, or One More Choice?

by katieG - on May 18th 2017 - No Comments

In security, there are two warring needs in digital security monitoring. The first need is for high-quality video. After all, having images of a problem isn’t helpful if you can’t get any good detail from it. Being able to identify parties, or read details on items, can be the critical difference between useful information and redundant footage.

The second need in digital security monitoring is storage. Once it is recorded, video needs to be stored, and that takes up both memory space and processor power for streaming. That space and power cost a lot of money. Since this is the case, the size of a video file plays a major role in the costs of any security setup. Finding a balance has not always been easy, but a new codec hopes to reconcile these two issues and strike a new balance. Today, we will explore this and tease out the good, the bad, and situations where h.265 compression just might be the right choice.

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EyeLock And STANLEY Security Solutions Partner To Deliver Leading Iris Biometric Access Control Solutions

by vmstoday - on May 17th 2017 - No Comments

EyeLock LLC, a developer of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with STANLEY Security, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive security providers, to deliver EyeLock’s full suite of hardware and software access control solutions to its broad customer base in North America. (more…)

Dahua Ecosavvy 3.0 and 4K PTZ cameras compatible with Genetec

by vmstoday - on May 17th 2017 - No Comments

Dahua Eco-savvy 3.0 camera is capable of delivering real-time 1080p video streams at 60 fps, 4Mp video streams at 30 fps and 4K video streams at 15 fps. Its real-time high resolution is especially suited to applications requiring highly detailed surveillance. Latest H.265 compression cuts bandwidth in half to further, lowering storage cost. These series features an impressive range of smart detection features, including face detection, tripwire detection, and intrusion detection. These features mean that users are equipped with more precise video analysis and, as a result, greater security efficiency. (more…)

Best Picks: Outdoor Wireless Cameras

by M Rucinski - on May 16th 2017 - No Comments

Getting Started

There are many wireless outdoor security cameras on the market with a variety of features, so whether you’re camera-savvy or a new buyer, it can be a challenge to select the best product for your security needs. Consumers need something easy to install and use that displays quality images as well as integrates intelligent technology.

For end users, finding a vendor who will provide support and upgrades for the camera and system software throughout the life of the product is also a necessity.

The following represents a list of some of the top wireless outdoor cameras available to consumers.

1. Logitech Alert 750e Outdoor Master System:
Consumers can access live video using their smartphones and tablets, and receive emails or push notifications based on sound and motion detection. Features include weatherproof casing, audio, and night vision. Unfortunately, this model is not compatible with Mac systems – the software is compatible with Windows only. Another notable drawback is that remote system management requires a yearly fee. (more…)

Avigilon enters into agreement to sell office tower for $107.5M

by vmstoday - on May 16th 2017 - No Comments
Avigilon, provider of security solutions, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the Company’s downtown Vancouver office tower and associated land (the “Building”) for expected gross proceeds of approximately CAD $107.5M (the “Transaction”). Avigilon will lease back the Building, thereby securing its facility needs while reducing its debt, providing cash for general working capital purposes, and enhancing shareholder value.

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Dahua Technology appoints new CEO

by vmstoday - on May 15th 2017 - No Comments

Dahua Technology, a manufacturer of video surveillance solutions proven the world over, announces that Dahua Technology has hired a new CEO to run the daily operations of the fast-growing company. Liquan Fu, Founder and Chairman of Dahua Technology worldwide, has recently hired Ke Li to build upon the momentum and success that Fu has set in place. Fu will continue to serve Dahua as Chairman of its board of directors. (more…)

VMware moves into IoT space

by vmstoday - on May 12th 2017 - No Comments

VMware is hoping to make its mark in the Internet of Things (IoT) arena with a new brand and planned range of products addressing the market.

At the Dell EMC World event taking place this week in Las Vegas, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger used his keynote speech to unveil the Pulse IoT Centre, a tool designed to allow businesses to manage their IoT infrastructure and devices. And the company chief claimed that the product launch was just an opening salvo in a longer-term assault on the IoT sector. (more…)

Genetec Announces Latest Version of AutoVu Free-Flow – Parking Enforcement Solution

by vmstoday - on May 11th 2017 - No Comments

Catching parked vehicles in violation is a challenge for many parking organizations. Business managers estimate that they apprehend less than a quarter of parking violators. With AutoVu Free-Flow, parking enforcement officers can easily identify lots with unenforced violations and dynamically adjust their patrol routes to maximize violation capture rates. A growing number of parking property owners are investigating gateless parking to reduce vehicle congestion and provide a more convenient and efficient parking experience. AutoVu Free-Flow provides the technology to forego using gates, while maintaining compliance with parking rules. (more…)

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