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7 Mar 2018

Hikvision reports 31.19% year-on-year revenue growth for 2017

Hikvision, the world's leading IoT solutions provider with video as its core technology, has reported 31.19% year-on-year revenue growth for the 2017 fiscal year financial preview, with total operating profits up by nearly 50%

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Hikvision's excellent financial performance in 2017 was founded on major investments in R&D, enhanced management capabilities and initiatives to improve operational efficiency.

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For more detailed information, you can find the 2017 Fiscal Year Financial Preview report HERE

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CriticalArc to host SafeZone End User Conference

CriticalArc announces that its second annual SafeZone EMEA End User Conference will take place this week at Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University from 7th to 8th March

click for website This year’s event – which acts as a SafeZone steering group and is unique within the sector – will bring together users from across the UK with other industry professionals to share their ideas and experiences, to further strengthen the existing SafeZone user community, and to help provide new insights to guide future product developments.

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CriticalArc’s two co-founders, Glenn Farrant, CEO and Jahmai Lay, CTO will also join the conference to update delegates directly on current and planned SafeZone developments, to facilitate workshops and group discussions, and to get more detailed end-user feedback.

The headline sponsor for this year’s conference is Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Aruba has recently signed a technology partnership with CriticalArc to integrate its Meridian location services platform with SafeZone. This powerful new combination will enable SafeZone to offer pinpoint location accuracy within even the most challenging multi-story buildings and to allow faster and more efficient incident responses, targeted messaging and real-time visualisation of assets.

Click to visit the website... Darren Chalmers-Stevens, CriticalArc EMEA managing director, said: "CriticalArc is constantly striving to enhance SafeZone’s offering and looking for technical partners who can complement our solution.

The new partnership with HPE Aruba will enable us to offer much more detailed, real-time mapping within buildings to improve our safety and security capability, and will further strengthen our market leadership position"

The full SafeZone Conference details can be found HERE

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Honeywell to Expand Connected Building Solutions by Offering Edge Video Analytics Software to Security OEMs

Axis Communications to become first external camera manufacturer to leverage Xtralis Video Content Analytics (VCA) software suite

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Honeywell, a leader in products, software and technologies for connected buildings and homes, announces that its Xtralis VCA suite of security software is now available for licensing by third parties. Now, both Xtralis LoiterTrace® video detection software and Xtralis IntrusionTrace® video detection software will be made available to third parties looking to improve the analytics capabilities of their security offerings.

Xtralis IntrusionTrace, a high-performance intrusion detection software solution designed for continual outdoor operation is now integrated into its first external partner, Axis Communications Inc, a leader in network video, and their Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP).

Alex Walthers, business development manager, ADP, Axis Communications Inc, said: "The ACAP offers a variety of services and applications for select devices to ensure our customers can deploy value-added services on our cameras. We are pleased to collaborate with Honeywell to allow mutual customers to embed Honeywell’s Xtralis IntrusionTrace on Axis cameras. This technology brings video detection analytics that has been tested and hardened to the market"

Beyond Xtralis IntrusionTrace, the VCA suite available for licensing also includes Xtralis LoiterTrace, an advanced detection system that provides timely notification of unauthorized loitering in both indoor and outdoor areas.

Alessandro Araldi, vice president of global product management, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, said: "Nearly three decades ago Xtralis commercialized the first video motion detection product in the industry; and since then our intrusion detection products have been the industry benchmark and top choice for protecting perimeters with the highest security requirements"

Araldi added: "Honeywell is making Xtralis IP available for leading security manufacturers. We are pleased to have Xtralis IntrusionTrace offered on select Honeywell cameras as well as the ACAP and are looking forward to even more manufacturers leveraging our technology"

The Xtralis VCA suite can be integrated with cameras, network video recorders, video management systems and third party panel and platform providers.

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Surveon Improves the Safety of Bolivia Customs Building with Upgrading Surveillance Solutions

Surveon Technology, the complete megapixel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that Bolivia customs building has deployed Surveon’s solutions as their partner for security application

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With Surveon’ s end-to-end surveillance solutions, including hundreds of high-resolution cameras, six corporate NVRs and feature-rich VMS, the laboratory, parking lots and meeting rooms of customs are under solid protection, allowing the staff can deliver the services with best efficiency.

Superior Image Quality with Wider Coverage

The Bolivia customs building built by the government tends to be spacious enough to fill in with the crowds, containing many sections which have specific functions, such as laboratory for inspecting goods and dog training center for training drug detection dogs. Customs needs to rely on a reliable system with improved images with wider coverage to cover every corner around the building. Surveon cameras provide superior image quality, allowing security guards to recognize crucial details even under outdoor lighting contrast, such as parking lots. In addition, the 3MP indoor dome cameras provide 1.5-time larger monitoring range than Full HD cameras, giving the customs a budget-saving option without installing extra cameras for wider monitoring range.

180-day Non-stop Recording with Expandable Storage Capacity

To avoid the loss of confidential data from customs surveillance system, the data retention period and protection are particularly important to the planning and acceptance of customs security. The NVR2100 Series supports up to 64 CH 5MP recording and meets any requirements from 48 to 448 TB, providing reliable performance for 180-day non-stop recording. Besides, the iSCSI storage itself provides functions such as local or remote replication to further strengthen data retention, giving this project a scalable solution for backup usage.

Trustworthy Data Protection with Stability

Featuring storage subsystem with RAID 1, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, the NVR2100 Series provides solid data protection to the customs. The hot-swappable, redundant components, cable-less design, cooling fan modules and power supplies also ensure system stability for the customs.

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Surveon’s enterprise VMS offers rich services, including camera control, live monitoring, recording, configurable playback, real-time video analytics and so on, ensuring the accurate actions can be taken immediately to prevent any accidents.

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VisionLine, Surveon’s major partner in Bolivia, said: "Surveon provides the best C/P value solutions for the customs and improves its whole security system with high-reliability products. We are satisfied with the result and I'm sure we will keep choosing Surveon's solutions in the future projects"

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Traka views the debate on Body Worn Camera Technology

Traka has launched a new downloadable white paper to open a discussion on the opportunities and challenges of introducing body worn technology into our communities

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The white paper, entitled Body Worn Camera Technology in Our Community is now available to download HERE and looks at the growing interest in the technology; especially across Police and Emergency Services, Prisons and Education.

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Taken into account are the positives of video surveillance in each of these environments alongside the concerns cited, primarily concerning individual safety and security.

All is considered in line with the timings of its growing use, with a difficult economic climate and high-profile security issues such as Brexit and Terrorism.

Mick Haggerty, Traka’s Senior Product Manager and Author of the White Paper, says: "The use of body worn camera technology is fast becoming a common solution in a number of sectors. Backed by significant Government funding, they have a number of suggested benefits; acting as a deterrent and improve accountability and transparency.

But as quickly as interest in the technology has grown, so too have the questions and concerns surrounding their use. In this white paper, our aim is to introduce body worn camera technology and identify best practice to balance their advantages whilst ensuring individual safety and privacy interests are maintained at all times"

The white paper investigates the impacts of Body Worn Camera Technology used to improve safety for Police and Emergency Services. And in addition, the implementation with Prison Staff, following the recent £3m recent investment by the Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimag.

As a third sector identified is education, where body worn cameras are now being trialled for use as a deterrent to resolve problems such as ‘background disorder in classrooms’.

Justin Sasse, Managing Director Traka UK concluded: "We have put this discussion paper together, using our experiences in working with dedicated body camera technology suppliers, together with understanding latest research and influencing standards that relate to careful use of body worn camera technology.

We wish to stimulate debate and encourage views and contributions from as many difference voices as possible, which in turn will lead to improvements in the effective control and use of these technologies. We look forward to your opinion, experience or comment on this matter of growing importance across our communities"

CLICK HERE to download the Body Worn Cameras in Our Community white paper.

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Tavcom Training Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with SIRA in Dubai

Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group, is proud to announce it has signed an exclusive Strategic Partnership Agreement with SIRA, the Security Industry Regulatory Authority in Dubai

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This agreement, cements an honoured relationship between Tavcom and SIRA in the provision of technical security systems and control room operations Training in Dubai.

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The Dubai Government created SIRA in 2016 by converting DPS (Department of Protective Systems) into an independent agency. SIRA is responsible setting the regulations, training and enforcements of security within Dubai.

Mr Ahmed Albalooshy the Centre Director said: "SIRA values its partnership with Tavcom and as SIRA strives to ensure only the very best training is provided to those operating in the private security sector within Dubai, Linx International Group and Tavcom are recognized leaders in their field and we are delighted to be working with them"

Tavcom Training Executive Director, Paul Tennent commented: "It is a great honour for us to announce this strategic partnership agreement with SIRA. This is a culmination of over 20 years’ work which has seen Tavcom become renowned for delivering its award-winning technical security systems training in the Middle East"

SIRA and Tavcom have designed state-of-the-art technical workshops at SIRA’s new Training Centre in Dubai. As with the Tavcom Training Centre in the UK, this facility features fully equipped workshops, providing students with expert tuition in theory and practical ‘hands-on’ experience using a wide array of equipment.

Paul added: "We are excited to be working closely with SIRA to jointly offer accredited and comprehensive technical training for security professionals in the region. We expect to be training around 50 students per month at the training centre and look forward to further developing our continued relationship and security offering moving forwards"

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7 Mar 2018