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13 Nov 2018

IDIS to Highlight Video Surveillance Innovation in First ISC East Appearance

At ISC East, the South Korean innovator will focus on established and upcoming IDIS solutions to address market-identified requirements and pain points

click for website IDIS America, will make its first appearance at the ISC East security trade show on booth #251 from 14-15 November at the Javits Center in New York.

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IDIS will highlight the company’s award-winning end-to-end video surveillance solution, and speak to the specific market-needs and requirements of integrators partners in the region, as well as key vertical industries concentrated in the eastern United States.

At ISC East, IDIS will demonstrate key offerings from the IDIS Total Solution — an end-to-end, single sourced offering that delivers exceptional plug-and-play simplicity combined with highest-quality performance and a low total cost of ownership. Compatibility, now featuring the longest recorder warranty in the industry, with a low total cost of ownership. Additionally, IDIS’s critical failover features and hardened network security protocols provide complete reassurance against a full spectrum of risks.

IDIS technology featured at ISC East will include the DirectIP® 12MP Vandal-Resistant IR Fisheye Camera (PDF Brochure), with true WDR and both onboard camera- and client-side image dewarping (including mobile devices, client PCs, and NVRs) and the DirectIP 8300 Series 64 Channel H.265 4K Recorder (PDF Brochure), delivering Enterprise-level performance with a single next-generation NVR.

Also on show will be the IDIS VA in the Box (PDF Brochure), a powerfully versatile analytics tool that arms small- and medium-sized businesses, especially retail operations, with the business intelligence they need to make to be as competitive as possible.

The IDIS booth will also feature a robust preview of the company’s new IDIS Compact Solutions line, a choice of network and HD-TVI cameras and recorders, easy to install and configure, at a highly competitive price point.

click for website The line, designed for rapid installations (including multi-site rollouts), comes without any compromise on IDIS’s signature reliability and performance, and addresses specific requirements and challenges of both integrators and end-users looking to protect small- and medium-sized operations in a variety of vertical markets, including retail.

Keith Drummond, Senior Director, IDIS America noted: "IDIS is looking forward to joining the conversation at ISC East this year. ISC East’s reputation as a valuable forum to address regional challenges and highlight industry innovation is well known, and the show will provide IDIS with the opportunity to connect with current and potential partners end-users from the east coast and beyond in a direct and meaningful way. We’ll be highlighting technologies developed to meet market-identified challenges, and showing how they, specifically can meet the challenges and requirements most common in the region. We look forward to a great show"

The technology solutions IDIS will feature at ISC East are all key components of the latest offering in the powerful and award-winning IDIS Total Solution.

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Hikvision showcased its latest AI Cloud applications and solutions at 2018 Security China

Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, exhibited the latest AI products and technologies at 2018 Security China

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More than 1,000 organizations participated in the exhibition which attracted a diverse audience of global distributors, integrators, IT professionals, technology enthusiasts and consumers to join the conversations about solutions around AI, intelligent security, cloud and other mega trends.

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At the show, Hikvision announced the release to the Chinese market of its AI Cloud framework including platforms for AI Applications, Resource Management, Operations and Maintenance Services. Hikvision is working closely with eco-system partners on AI Cloud network infrastructure, platform services and application interfaces.

In the product area of the exhibition, Hikvision showed its latest, core technological breakthroughs and products including:

A 3D camera with the capability of 3D face modeling, which can prevent spoofing attack of photos, video and masks, and improve the comparison of facial features and side face

A demo model of 64MP PanoVu camera that adopts integrated design, panoramic images by an eight-sensors patchwork to support 360° panoramic monitoring, as well as simultaneous panoramic and close-up pictures

A deep learning-based thermal imaging camera for effective fire detection and with algorithms for behavior analysis and accurate face temperature measurement

click for website In addition, Hikvision showcased its intelligent solutions for public security and commercial applications, like safe cities, intelligent transport systems (ITS) and smart retail with more than 20 scenario-specific intelligent solutions on display.

One example was the ITS solution, which has the capability to analyze video feeds, learn traffic behavior and support management of traffic flow, congestion and incidents.

Visitors could also see a wide range of innovations and products for new Hikvision enterprises, such as smart home products (EZVIZ), industrial automation (Hik Robotics), Automotive Electronics and Intelligent Storage.

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Comelit Integrates Door Entry at Rathview Mental Health Facility

Comelit has worked sensitively on site at Rathview Mental Health Facility, to supply door entry solutions to ensure a therapeutic and safe environment is created for the benefit of residents, staff and visitors

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Situated on a rural greenfield site on the outskirts of Omagh, Rathview Mental Health Facility is a new £2.8 million, 1169m² site that contains a twelve-bed Discharge Unit and a six-bed Recovery Unit, arranged around two central courtyards.

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With its innovative design, the unit aims to increase the range of community-based mental health services available in Northern Ireland.

Owned by The Western Health and Social Care Trust and designed by award winning Todd Architects, Comelit worked sensitively with electrical consultants on site, WYG Belfast, from the tender process to project completion, understanding the full specification requirements from the entrance through staff stations and concierge resources.

Gary Hewitt, Consultant at Chubb NI Ltd, who worked on Rathview Mental Health Facility says: "This was an incredibly sensitive works programme, where the design of the building was not just important from an aesthetic perspective, but also to ensure a positive impact on the recovery process for residents; and for staff to operate in an environment where they feel safe and secure.

Comelit was specified through experience and evidence of its understanding of requirements on site, together with the system being IP based, hence highly flexible and configurable. These elements came together to allow for residents to experience independence in a domestic environment, with autonomous access to their accommodation"

In total, Comelit was specified for the door entry systems for all four entrance points to the facility, and a total of four 316 Sense panels installed, along with two staff stations and a concierge unit.

click for website Each of the twelve apartments were fitted with a pull cord and emergency response button, cabled into Comelit’s Mini handsfree monitors.

Designed to operate through Comelit’s innovative VIP system, it utilises the Security Systems Network and allows a priority call to the concierge in case of emergency.

Mike Campbell, Business Development Manager at Comelit Group UK concluded: "Rathview is an important development in the context of provision of mental health facilities across Northern Ireland, where every part of the site is seen as potentially having therapeutic value. We have worked in partnership with the consultants on site to create a door entry solution that can ensure a balance of a welcoming, encouraging environment, whilst maintaining the safety and security of residents, visitors and staff"

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Bosch Equips Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge with Customized Security Solutions

World’s longest sea-crossing bridge opens operations in emerging ‘Chinese Silicon Valley’ region

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Landmark infrastructure project equipped with video cameras, intrusion alarms, public address and voice evacuation systems

Bosch installs almost 8,000 speakers, over 260 amplifiers, and more than 2,000 high-definition video cameras across the vital infrastructure

Customized solutions accommodates regional differences in technology and language between Zhuhai, Hong Kong, and Macao

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge relies on customized security solutions from Bosch to ensure safe operations. The world’s largest sea-crossing bridge was opened by Chinese officials late October 2018. Spanning 55 kilometres in length, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge directly connects Hong Kong to Macao and then to the Chinese city of Zhuhai for the first time. At a total cost of USD 20 billion, it is a major boost for China’s Greater Bay Area, an emerging industrial and technological hotbed that is home to 68 million people and a showcase project for Bosch Building Technologies.

The large-scale project was built over the course of eight years using 400,000 tons of steel and includes underwater tunnels and two artificial islands that serve as customs ports. Ensuring the security of these two islands, where drivers need to present special permits to use the new bridge and pass customs checkpoints, was a priority from the start.

Securing vital infrastructure

With a proven track record of equipping critical infrastructures such as airports, hotels, commercial buildings and underground metros, Bosch Building Technologies won the contract to provide the artificial islands with video surveillance, intrusion alarms, as well as public address and voice evacuation systems.

click for website On the island between Zhuhai and Macao, the Bosch partner Shanghai SAGA Electronic Technology Co Ltd installed more than 5,700 Bosch loudspeakers and over 260 amplifiers which are all managed via the PRAESIDEO Digital Public Address and Emergency Sound system. Fulfilling a key customer request, the installation incorporates 15 different models of ceiling, wall mount, and line array speakers to blend in with the facility’s modern interior.

Furthermore, Bosch was able to match Macao’s local standards by custom-ordering solutions with British power cord, programmed with graphic interfaces in traditional Chinese lettering.

On the island outside of Hong Kong, which is home to a customs clearance port, Bosch partner Pro-United Co Ltd installed 2,200 public address speakers of various models, including outdoor speakers for the travel inspection building. Experts also adjusted 200 vari-directional array loudspeakers to balance sound variations from different building materials.

Wang Yiping, Deputy General Manager of Shanghai SAGA Electronic Technology Co Ltd, said: "We added the supporting intelligent call station PRAESIDEO, which is usually used for airport projects, in order to ensure that the staff can directly perform voice broadcasts throughout the call station during operation, thus making the security management more convenient"

A landmark project

Bosch also covered the island with more than 2,000 HD cameras including the FLEXIDOME, DINION, and AUTODOME series. Monitored from a security control center on the Hong Kong-side of the island, these cameras support 24/7 surveillance of the customs clearance port, travel inspection building, Immigration Department and Hong Kong Customs Office. The PRAESIDEO systems on both islands enable security staff to broadcast live voice announcements via security call points, while multiple sets of intrusion alarm systems protect personnel and property.

Wang Yiping, Deputy General Manager of Shanghai SAGA Electronic Technology Co Ltd, said: "We added the supporting intelligent call station PRAESIDEO, which is usually used for airport projects, in order to ensure that the staff can directly perform voice broadcasts throughout the call station during operation, thus making the security management more convenient"

The high-profile infrastructure project highlights the flexibility and broad customization options offered by Bosch Building Technologies as a one-stop solutions provider.

Now that it is fully operational, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is already considered a key asset in the Greater Bay Area, also known as ‘China’s Silicon Valley’. The bridge reduces the travel time between Zhuhai and Hong Kong from four hours to a mere 30 minutes. It also creates a new gateway for travellers between vital transportation hubs such as Shenzhen and Hong Kong airports with while the integrated Bosch security solutions ensuring a safe passage.

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Traka On Call at University & Healthcare Estates & Innovation

Traka is attending the University & Healthcare Estates & Innovation (UHEI) 2018: Birmingham, to present ways for Estate Managers to maximise efficiencies, safety and security for the benefit of staff, visitors, students and patients

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UHEI conference and exhibition, taking place from 27 – 28 November at Cranmore Park, presents key issues facing the University and Healthcare sectors.

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The conference addresses each issue from a University perspective, and then from a Healthcare perspective - allowing delegates to gain insight into both areas.

As the industry leader in intelligent key cabinets and locker solutions, Traka will be on Stand 37, displaying its latest innovative solutions for university and healthcare facilities, including the exclusive ability to control and manage drug distribution through a specialist dual authorisation process.

Visitors will also be able to discuss bespoke requirements and see live demonstrations of key cabinets and locker solutions for health and education services, whilst learn more about their capability to integrate into existing access control networks.

Ben Farrar, Traka Market Development Manager says: "Healthcare estates and universities require the optimum Health & Safety and security standards. Achieving them is not without its difficulties, especially in the current climate with stringent budget demands.

Our aim at UHEI is to demonstrate how utilising latest technology, with integrated capability, can help bridge the gap in the ‘weak links’ in security and safety processes. Key management can automate the simplest of hardware (keys), enabling authorised personnel to restrict access and monitor usage, creating flexibility and cost efficiency and enhancing processes for all who work and use the facilities"

click for website Traka provides intelligent key management and equipment management access control to better protect important equipment – resulting in improved security and efficiency, reduced downtime, less damage, fewer losses, lower operating costs and significantly less administration.

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Linx International Group senior management team update

Executive Director, Paul Tennent to step down from Tavcom Training

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The Linx International Group has announced that the Executive Director of Tavcom Training, Paul Tennent, is to step down from his role at the end of November 2018.

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Tavcom Training is the world’s leading provider of accredited security systems. It was established in 1994 by the late Mike Tennent, Paul’s father, and quickly became an organisation that was synonymous with quality technical security training.

Paul has played a key role in the development and success of Tavcom, bringing his energy and passion to the organisation for 19 years.

David Gill, Managing Director of the Linx Group, states: "Tavcom Training is defined as the ‘gold standard’ for security systems courses. Paul has been instrumental in both building this successful business and in its continued success. On behalf of the Linx International Group I would like to thank Paul for his long service, hard work and dedication"

Click for the website... Paul Tennent comments: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time helping to take Tavcom from small business beginnings, housed in my late father’s garage, to the world-leading provider of what quality security systems training should look like. I am immensely proud of the reputation we have built for Tavcom Training in the security sector. The company continues to set the benchmark in the delivery of the most relevant courses, taught by the very best tutors in the highest quality facilities. I wish Tavcom Training and the Linx International Group every success for the future"

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13 Nov 2018