Historically, there have been two types of access control systems: online and stand-alone. Online systems perform access-granted and access-denied functions with almost instantaneous ability through physical hard-wired connectivity. Stand-alone systems perform many of the same functions as an online system, but do not have the instantaneous audit trail capability.
Proxim Wireless Corp. showcased its Tsunami 8100 and QuickBridge 60250 solutionsfor wireless HD video surveillance at ISC East.
Criticom Monitoring Services, the largest wholesale monitoring company in the United States, has announced a new wireless video offering that provides security dealers a cost-effective and portable, outdoor camera for their customers.
The city of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has awarded Schneider Electric a $2 million contract for a wireless video surveillance system. Schneider Electric will design, install and maintain a network of more than 200 digital surveillance cameras located throughout the city’s downtown area, commercial areas, school zones, parks and parking garages.
What’s the next generation of remote monitoring? Think cellular. As technology improves and cellular networks are upgraded, the notion of transmitting IP information, both data and video, is becoming a reality.
Exalt Communications recently announced that the Town of Castle Rock, Colo. has deployed 10 Exalt EX-11s digital microwave radio systems to reliably deliver video surveillance traffic that helps protect its water distribution facilities.
Since World War II, wireless radio networking has given the government and military a flexible and efficient mobile communications option. Unfortunately, more than half a century later, many of the same wartime technologies are still being used by U.S. public agencies, despite major advances in real-time voice, video and data wireless transfer applications.
There are typically two different approaches to storing data in an IP video system: using a centralized architecture with a master database located in the central control room or head office and using a distributed architecture that spreads the data around the security management system, keeping it close to where it is produced or needed.
When Diablo Valley College in California converted its life science building to an advanced technology center, it upgraded the building's security without the need for hard wiring. Jack Shaffer, facilities project manager for the district, said the major remodeling project was more like a retrofit, with wireless locks fitting in nicely. He also said access control went even smoother because the integrator didn't have to pull cables to each opening.
We have entered a new realm in the world of video surveillance. Gone are the days of the security guard tethered to a dedicated desktop monitor, reacting to unfolding events within a closed environment. With today's advancements in IP-based network infrastructures, management of video surveillance can be a much more valuable endeavor.
Azalea Networks, a provider of wireless network equipment and technology, and Dotworkz Systems, a provider of crime camera enclosures for public safety systems, recently announced deployment of the first phase of a wireless video surveillance solution for the San Diego Police Department.
In deployments in Phoenix and Miami, Firetide's new MIMO-based (802.11n) mesh is providing economic and performance benefits for city-wide municipal infrastructures.
The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) has deployed an IP video management and control solution from On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) to manage feeds from video surveillance cameras at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. and the Boston Common Garage.
Lenel Systems International, part of the UTC Fire & Security Unit of United Technologies, has a long list of enterprise-scale applications—a who's who of top companies and institutions worldwide—that all depend on the company to integrate their security management functions. The latest addition is SkyPoint, a highly intuitive user interface for video surveillance system management that simplifies how users handle video and boosts the productivity of security personnel.
Many people I've spoken to outside the security industry believe, regardless of the overall economy, that our market should always be experiencing growth due to the unrelenting need for better security. However, the truth is that security is still a capital investment and the budget for security gets reduced or removed just like any other expense during tough economic times.
Firetide Inc., a provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks, announced recently that Adesta will include Firetide as part of their solution-based vendor set to address the growing needs of government, transportation and telecommunication service provider customers for reliable, high-performing wireless infrastructure.
Kindo Bakery is the largest bakery chain in Vietnam with more than 60 branches in operation across the nation. In order to improve customer satisfaction, the manager wanted to manage the stores in a more efficient way, including staffing and display of commodities.
As the necessity for public and personal safety increases, the demand for surveillance solutions requiring the most rigorous, video-based security standards continues to grow.
Firetide Inc., a provider of wireless infrastructure mesh networks, recently announced the immediate customer availability of its new MIMO-based Firetide HotPort 7000 wireless solution with early customers including the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Valley Ag Software achieving up to 300 MBps performance in outdoor environments.
videoNEXT, developer of surveillance software and physical security information management (PSIM) solutions, recently announced the availability of its mobile video apps in the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPod touch handheld devices.