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December 17, 2020

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Security products round-up – December 2020

IFSEC Global takes readers through the latest product launches and updates to hit the security market in December.



Hikvision has launched HikCentral-Workstation/32, an all-in-one workstation solution designed to empower small and medium-sized businesses and organisations to manage their video security operations.

The one-box solution is said to deliver growing SMBs with extensive video management functionality and centralises smart, practical applications to give them the competitive edge. The Windows-based workstation is designed around Hikvision’s HikCentral video management software. It allows users to:

  • Fully manage up to 32 cameras from one or multiple sites, including up to four automatic number plate (ANPR) cameras and two face recognition cameras
  • Stream video on laptops, tablets or mobiles, and receive automatic alerts to devices
  • Find required footage quickly using simple search functionality
  • Operate video intercom and access control across multiple doors and entrances
  • Use ANPR technology to manage parking, and face recognition to automatically alert staff when known VIP customers arrive
  • Utilise HikCentral’s temperature screening and mask detection modules to allow access based on pre-determined criteria
  • Manage intruder alarms and radar perimeter detection
  • Store up to six months’ worth of data, optimised for efficient bandwidth usage in small businesses
  • Benefit from free service for 3 years, and free software technology updates for 2 years

Find out more about HikCentral-Workstation/32.



Proxyclick Flow

Designed as an end-to-end platform to help companies ensure their employees a safe return to work Proxyclick Flow leverages capabilities from an ecosystem of more than 30 technology partners. The new release extends the company’s enterprise visitor management solution to any type of person – employee or contractor – entering any workplace globally.

Gregory Blondeau, CEO, Proxyclick, said: “Historically, the focus has been on visitors. But the onset of COVID-19, the move to hybrid working models, and the dramatic rise of reliance on contractors created an immediate need to extend this level of security, compliance, and peace of mind to anyone entering and exiting a company’s premises.”

Proxyclick Flow consists of three elements that support the visitor, employee and contractor journey – the Flow Platform, the Proovr mobile app, and Flow Intelligence. Flow Platform uses a standardised API to streamline access and orchestrate complex workflows across myriad underlying technologies by combining out-of-the-box integrations with the ability to connect to existing systems.

The Proovr mobile app, built on top of the Flow Platform, serves as a digital ‘key’ for employees to ensure that only healthy, approved individuals can enter offices in compliance with social distancing and capacity management requirements. Meanwhile, Flow Intelligence is said to combine the real-time, accurate, access-control level data from the platform along with real-time usage data from Proovr. It gives administrators, leaders and executives across HR, IT, and security functions granular insights on occupancy tracking, capacity management, and contact tracing.

Find out more about Proxyclick Flow.



Axis Communications

High-speed PTZ camera

Axis Communications has launched AXIS Q6135-LE, a high-speed PTZ camera with OptimizedIR up to 250m range. It features the new generation chip with improved imaging, enhanced security features, extended capabilities for analytics, and significantly more efficient video compression, according to the vendor.

The cameras long-range OptimizedIR with IR-LEDs that is said to make the device ideal for dark open areas, such as parks or when detail is required in alleys. It comes with autotracking 2 with click and track functionality, as well as orientation aid with dynamic overlays for active object tracking and quick orientation. AXIS Object Analytics also allows for the detection and classification of humans and vehicles.

It includes enhanced security features such as signed firmware and secure boot to “guarantee that the firmware hasn’t been altered and ensure only authorised firmware is installed”, explains the company. The camera also features a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that’s FIPS 140-2 level 2 certified to ensure secure storage of all cryptographic keys and certificates so that they remain safe even in the event of a security breach.




Secured by Design (SBD) member company Marshalls Landscape Protection has launched the RhinoGuard Beam, its latest addition to the SBD accredited RhinoGuard range. Designed as a solution to streets with obstacles that can be difficult to traverse with bollards, which may result in a ‘break’ in the protective line, the product has been crash tested to the IWA 14.1 standard.

With the ability to stop a 7.2 tonne vehicle traveling at 30mph, it is said to require just 50mm of excavation – ideal for use on bridges and other areas where underground service and utilities affect installation. Combining the RhinoGuard Ultra Shallow 50, the Beam achieved a stopping distance of 0m during its crash test.
With tailored length options available to suit a scheme’s requirements, the protective barrier has the capability of spanning manholes, services, chambers and other obstacles, whilst allowing for expansion and contraction. The demountable structure can be removed quickly to provide access for plant and equipment or emergency service vehicles should this be required.

The customisable design allows the barrier to coordinate with the surrounding aesthetics, enhancing the environment whilst providing the appropriate level of protection required, keeping people safe.

Find out more about the RhinoGuard Beam.


RS2 Technologies

Access It! Universal upgrades

RS2 Technologies has announced additional functionality and enhanced integrations for video and key management with its latest software update for Access It! Universal. Version 8 is said to bring a range of new features, including licensing updates and more options for mobile credential functionality, which allows touchless access and streamlined integration that limit human interaction in deployment.

The new update also allows for seamless integration with Traka by ASSA ABLOY, which offers intelligent key and equipment management through the Access It! Universal dashboard. Users can grant and restrict access to Traka cabinets and lockers, allowing for transmission of equipment, such as keys or tablets, to employees without having to assign managers to issue them. Intelligence-driven event monitoring and records enable customers to audit in accordance with company policies.

The Version 8 update also includes:

  • Licensing that can now be managed instantly, anytime from within the Access It! Universal application.
  • Simplified API license management.
  • Mobile credential integration with HID Global and Farpointe, as well as ACT ID, RS2’s free credential option powered by WaveLynx Technologies
  • Enhanced DVR integrations that allow users to view third-party video directly in the software instead of launching a new programme in a new window, enabling a more integrated viewing of playback and live video

Find out more information about the integration.  


Hanwha Techwin

32 & 64 channel NVRs

The opportunity for businesses to take full advantage of the meta-data captured by AI cameras has been significantly enhanced with the introduction of three new Wisenet NVRs, says Hanwha Techwin.

The NVRs, which offer up to 400Mbps network camera recording, are able to read the AI metadata, enabling operators to quickly and accurately search video for objects and attributes associated to them. Introduced at the same time as the 64 channel XRN-6410B4 and sharing the same features, the Wisenet XRN-3210B4 has 32 channels, whilst the 64 channel XRN-6410DB4 NVR is also equipped with a dual switched-mode power supply (SMPS), to ensure continuity of recording for mission critical applications.

The three NVRs are compatible with all Wisenet AI cameras which have license-free Deep Learning AI video analytics onboard. The analytics simultaneously detects and classifies various object types, including people, vehicles, faces and license plates, and is supported by Wisenet AI algorithms.

The attributes are saved as metadata on the NVRs alongside the images captured by the cameras, enabling users to quickly search for specific objects or incidents. The algorithms are even able to recognise if a person is wearing glasses or holding a bag.

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