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Hikvision raises money for Mission 500

LOS ANGELES—April 23, 2018—Employees from Hikvision USA Inc. and Hikvision Canada Inc., a top provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other emerging technologies, and the leading supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, participated in the Mission 500 Security 5/2K at ISC West 2018 to raise funds to provide food, clothing and educational supplies for kids in need in the U.S.

Team Hikvision raised $2,415 for the nonprofit organization, placing fourth in the fundraising competition out of 40 teams. Hikvision USA Inc. also sponsored bag inserts at the race finish line. More than […] Read more

Effectiveness of public-private surveillance network called into question in Detroit

April 21–The afternoon Antonio Fountain died, a small team of Detroit police officers congregated along East 7 Mile and Westphalia — the crossroads where, four days earlier, on Jan. 7, Fountain and two other men were shot outside of an after-hours club.

What had been one of the hundreds of violent offenses occurring in the city each week — all competing for the attention of an ever-dwindling police force — was now a homicide, tied to a much-scrutinized clearance rate.

As the detectives moved between the inconspicuous cement compound that housed the bar and the […] Read more

School board in Boulder Valley, Colorado, discusses installing security cameras

April 18–The Boulder Valley school board is moving closer to installing interior security cameras at its high schools, with members generally agreeing to a new policy at a Tuesday work session.

Parents and high school principals have lobbied the board to revise a long-standing policy prohibiting security cameras inside schools.

The policy change would allow the district to move forward with a plan to place cameras in common areas such as cafeterias, halls and gyms. Classrooms, bathrooms, locker rooms, offices and conference rooms would be off limits.

The middle and high school principals all support interior cameras, which they say would help […] Read more

Police in Connecticut city seek resident, business participation in surveillance camera registry

April 18–Bristol police are hoping to use an extra set of eyes: privately owned surveillance cameras.

The police department this week began inviting residents and business owners to notify them of outside video surveillance systems on their property.

The goal is to map local surveillance cameras, building a database that investigators can use for crime-solving.

“If we go out to a larceny, for example, we might be able to contact someone in the neighborhood and say, ‘We’ve had an incident in your area, could you please check your video footage and see if there’s anything that […] Read more

Double global design honors for IDIS

COPELL,  APRIL 2018 – The IDIS’s H.265 IR PTZ surveillance camera has achieved the rare distinction of winning two top international design accolades. The innovative camera has scooped both the 2018 international iF Design Award and the Red Dot ‘seal of quality’ Award.

The annual iF Design Awards is a globally-recognized multi-disciplinary prize, which this year attracted 6402 entries from 54 countries. The awards have been running since 1954 and this year the panel of independent expert judges selected just 65 winners, including IDIS.

The Red Dot Award, also dating back to the 1950s, is now […] Read more

Honeywell's 4-and 8-channel Holis network video recorders (NVRs) and 2MP Illustra Essentials IP cameras

MILWAUKEE – April 18, 2018 – Johnson Controls has announced the next generation of its affordable IP video solution anchored by 4-and 8-channel Holis network video recorders (NVRs) and 2MP Illustra Essentials IP cameras.  

A reliable surveillance solution for many small and mid-size deployments, the Holis NVRs support up to 1080p resolution cameras at an economical price while offering a high level of video quality. The easy-to-use recorders allow users to search, record, zoom and export data.

The NVRs offer storage of up to 4 and 8 TB of data, respectively. Other features shared by the video recorders include remote […] Read more

Teleste Corporation 's S-AWARE

Turku, Finland – April 18, 2018 – Teleste Corporation will launch a new solution for situational awareness and incident management at Securex 2018 in Poland. The solution, called S-AWARE®, has been designed to expand the scope of traditional security and operations control systems by harnessing them with a new layer of data analytics and intelligence. The solution provides operating personnel with a powerful tool to sharpen their decision-making process by taking advantage of versatile types of data from a variety of sources.

“Security and operations control systems, such as video surveillance systems,  are getting increasingly […] Read more

ISC West 2018 Show Floor Spotlight: Hanwha Techwin America

It’s been two years since Samsung, which was as much a household name in video surveillance as it continues to be in consumer electronics, was officially rebranded as Hanwha Techwin America. In this “Show Floor Spotlight” interview at ISC West 2018, Miguel Lazatin, the company’s Director of Product and Channel Marketing, discusses how far they’ve come since the rebrand, where he believes the industry is headed and how they are developing products to meet the future needs of end-users and integrators in the market.

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ISC West 2018 Show Floor Spotlight: Vicon

With the launch of its Valerus VMS solution last year, Vicon put a premium on simplifying video installations, which the company felt had really been lacking in the industry. Now one year later, Bret McGowan, Senior Vice President of Sales for Vicon, discusses how their efforts to improve ease of installation and integration is paying dividends in deployments like the State of Sinaloa in Mexico and how they plan to make this a continuing focus moving forward.

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ISC West 2018 Show Floor Spotlight: Bosch Security and Safety Systems

While much has been made about how the “race-to-the-bottom” in video surveillance is eroding profit margins for integrators, the fact is that it is just one of a number of different trends impacting the market today. Sean Murphy, Director of Regional Marketing for Bosch Security and Safety Systems, examines these trends and what integrators can do to boost the efficiency and profitability of surveillance projects.

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