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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
February 17, 2015

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Stanley Security Works With Digital Barriers to Roll Out SafeZone-Edge Across Europe

safezone edgeStanley Security has collaborated with Digital Barriers to deliver an ‘edge-based’ intrusion detection application to the European remote alarm monitoring market.

The partnership between Stanley Security, which provides security services, and surveillance tech specialist Digital Barriers, will see the latter’s SafeZone-edge rolled out across 14 state-of-the-art operations centres.

Developed for use with Axis network cameras and encoders SafeZone-edge is an intelligent video analytics application for intrusion detection with UK Government i-LIDS® certification. The product also triumphed in the Intruder Alarm or Exterior Deterrent Product of the Year” category at IFSEC’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2014.

“With its ability to intelligently distinguish actual intrusions from the impact of external factors, such as weather and variable illumination, SafeZone-edge is a significant step beyond basic video motion detection,” says Dan Meyrick, Channel Sales Manager at Digital Barriers.

“But even more significantly, the application is simple and affordable enough to encourage widespread adoption.”

SafeZone-edge harnesses the Axis open Camera Application Platform that was launched in 2009 to facilitate third-party integrations with Axis network cameras and encoders. As such, the application offers an alternative to both conventional server-based intelligent video analysis (IVA) and simpler edge-based video motion detection (VMD).

“With the Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP), Axis delivers the simplicity of the ‘app store’ concept to the IP camera sector,” continues Meyrick. “By targeting the SafeZone-edge application to run on Axis cameras, organisations are presented with a simple and affordable way of extending the functionality of their cameras.

“The strength in depth of the Axis product range and their strong links with leading security providers, such as Stanley Security, also partnered us with the market-leader.”

Stanley Security is now using this new analytics software in conjunction with its I-View Now video platform on Axis devices in all its major installations and projects.

“Combining cameras from leading manufacturer Axis Communications, with the SafeZone-edge analytics and our I-View Now video platform creates a powerful tool to help our customers protect their people and property while optimising their spend on security personnel,” says Martyn Ryder, director for product management Europe at Stanley Security.

“This combined solution is giving customers the extra pair of eyes and peace of mind that we can detect incidents early and try to stop them before they escalate or catch the bad guys in action.”

Commenting on the partnership Axis Communications regional director for Northern Europe Atul Rajput says: “Axis is proud to support its partners in collaborative projects to design and develop security innovations that advance the field of video analytics and make a real difference to customers.

“Stanley Security’s adoption of Digital Barriers’ technology means that as a result of more accurate detection, its clients will be able to optimise their security spend and limit unnecessary call outs.”

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