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September 25, 2020

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Security products round-up – September 2020

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


Axis Communications

Fixed bullet camera

Axis Communications has launched the AXIS P1455-LE Network Camera, a bullet camera offering HDTV 1080p resolution at up to 60 fps. Ideal for a wide range of surveillance scenarios, it is said to be particularly suitable for capturing scenes with lots of motion.

Featuring Axis Forensic WDR, the camera also includes Axis Lightfinder 2.0 and OptimizedIR for improved forensic images in low light, motion-adaptive exposure to reduce motion blur, Object Analytics to distinguish between people and vehicles and smart pairing functionality with Axis Network speakers.



Net2 Checkpoint Control 

Checkpoint Control is the latest update to Paxton’s Net2 system, designed to support COVID-secure sites to protect employees and visitors by monitoring and approving people as they enter buildings. The Checkpoint Control functionality follows on from Paxton’s successful introduction of Net2 Occupancy Management and integration with thermal scanning hardware. Both were released for Net2 in July 2020.

Steve Rowlands, Global Product Manager for Paxton, further explains: “Net2 Checkpoint Control allows a site to assign temporary access levels to one or more users that will remain in place until they have either been manually validated or badged through a specific door. This will allow Net2 system administrators to ensure all staff and visitors pass through a designated checkpoint at a frequency that can be configured to suit the business requirements. It also offers the flexibility to split staff between multiple checkpoints to help maintain social distancing and not overrun an area.”

The Net2 update also includes new functionality to further enhance the Net2 Occupancy Management feature. New virtual traffic lights can be used on screens to indicate occupancy levels with no need for integrated traffic light hardware. This will further support social distancing by informing the end user of whether the current occupancy of the area they are about to enter is safe for them to do so, working alongside Checkpoint Control to reduce bottlenecks and overcrowding.

Watch Paxton’s latest tutorial video on Checkpoint Control for more information.


Hanwha Techwin

Wisenet WAVE PoE NVR Series

New Wisenet WAVE PoE NVRs introduced by Hanwha Techwin are designed to provide a cost-effective way for users to be able to take advantage of the Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS), without having to install a server.

The 8 channel Wisenet WRN-810 and 16 channel WRN-1610S NVRs are equipped with a powerful processor to provide users with a seamlessly integrated and optimised way of utilising the latest version of the VMS. The WRN-810 stores up to 12 terabytes of data with the help of 2 internal SATA HDDs and the WRN-1610S stores up to 24 terabytes of data via 4 SATA HDDs.

The two NVRs are embedded with the latest version of Wisenet WAVE 4.1 which is equipped with a long list of new practical features including Push notifications of user defined alarm events which can be sent to mobile devices, and embedded camera web pages that enable operators to manage the settings of connected cameras without having to open a separate browser window.



AX PRO wireless security system

Hikvision’s AX PRO is described as a design-led wireless intrusion and video system for both residential and commercial applications, comprising a panel hub and a wide range of detectors and peripherals. Features include Tri-X Technology, IVaaS (Intruder Verification as a Service), and app compatibility. The AX PRO features 96 wireless devices and a wireless range of up to 2km.

The range of detectors and peripherals includes combined PIR and Breakglass, and Dual Technology, as well as safety detectors and door contacts. The Wireless PIR-Camera Detector has a 12m detection range, IR illumination, internal memory for snapshots and an 800m long-distance wireless protocol range. Direct control is possible via Keyfob, Wireless LED Keypad and Hik-Connect. Peripherals include static and portable panic button options to keep occupants safe.

Find out more information from Hikvision.



VCredential Cloud platform

Vanderbilt has announced the launch of its VCredential cloud-based credential management platform. Following the introduction of the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) reader family in conjunction with ACT Enterprise last October, Vanderbilt’s increased expansion in this market responds to the continuing trend toward virtualisation and a shift toward touchless door access.

VCredential is a cloud-based credential management platform that offers users the ability to create and manage Bluetooth credentials independent of the access control platform. Its key benefits focus on intuitive usability and the opportunity to benefit from the latest industry technology trends, explains the vendor.

The business believes that Bluetooth solutions will be even more sought after following the pandemic, with smartphone credentials offering time and cost-effective alternatives to managing physical access. The creation and management of credentials can be carried out by the administrator directly in the VCredential management platform.

Find out more about the VCredential Cloud platform.




Videx has introduced a new handle for its range of MiAccess proximity readers. The HL1000-MF is designed for small to mid-sized installations, and can be used as a standalone unit or as part of a system including MiAccess readers and other accessories, such as the AL500-MF handle.

Fobs are also available in a range of colours to further simplify the management of the system. It is compatible with both the PROA MS and PROH MS MiAccess software, where programming, configuration settings and event logs of the built-in reader can be transferred between the PC and the reader. User cards can be created via the software with the PROX-USB desktop enrolment reader where access rights can be registered directly onto each corresponding card.

The handle is powered by 4x standard AA batteries giving on average 60,000 opening cycles, according to the company.

Find out more about the HL1000-MF handle.



i-PRO X-Series & deep learning applications

Panasonic has announced its collaboration with the software company A.I.Tech. It brings together i-PRO’s security cameras with built-in AI capabilities and intelligent applications to provide a range of business solutions based on deep learning – many applicable to the current COVID-19 environment.

The deep learning applications run directly on the cameras themselves for faster processing and lower total cost of ownership. A number of the AI applications can be used in the current pandemic to help manage social distancing, occupancy levels and the wearing of face masks. Applications can also be used by retailers to enhance the customer experience; in smart cities for traffic monitoring and smart parking; and by event organisers and transports hubs to monitor and ensure safety.

They are completely integrated with the recently introduced Panasonic i-PRO X-Series camera range with AI engine, which includes six new models in total: The 5MP resolution cameras went on sale in July and the 4K resolution cameras come to market in November. All are available with vandal resistant indoor and outdoor dome or box configurations.

Find out more about the Panasonic A.I. Tech partnership.



Oncam has unveiled its C-Series and the first two cameras of this line, the C-12 Indoor and the C-12 Outdoor Plus, both featuring a 12MP sensor and powered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

The C-Series is said to deliver higher frame rates, crisp images and bandwidth reduction technology, increasing functionality, as well as ensuring the creation of products that are both intuitive and user-friendly. The cameras feature dewarping technology, ONVIF implementation, and integration with the major VMS platforms.

Oncam highlights some of the key features of the new cameras, including: 55fps at full resolution; StreamLite compression reducing bandwidth and storage space requirements by 50%; TrueDetail HDR; and advanced light management technology.

Find out more about the C-series camera range.



AI video analytics & cyber security

Vivotek has announced enhancements in compatibility for AI video analytics and cyber security with its strategic video management software partners, Genetec and Milestone.

The two enhanced features are:

  • AI video analytics: Implementing AI into its core technology, an advanced AI engine offers people detection software and develops Smart VCA technology with higher accuracy and fewer false alarms. The on-board Smart VCA suite includes advanced detection of Intrusion, Loitering, Line-Crossing, Unattended Objects, Missing Objects, Faces, and Crowds. Each Smart VCA event from a Vivotek network camera can also be set to trigger a relevant alarm in both Genetec Security Center and Milestone XProtect® video management software.
  • Cyber security notification: To address rising threats to cyber security, Vivotek says it now provides end to end comprehensive protection with its Cybersecurity Management Solution in partnership with Trend Micro.



NetBox Version 5.3

LenelS2 has released its LenelS2 NetBox Version 5.3 access control software that brings BlueDiamond support to the NetBox ecosystem, as well as expanded support for ASSA ABLOY and Allegion products.

NetBox users can now manage BlueDiamond mobile and physical credentials directly through the NetBox browser-based administration interface. Mobile credentialing technology eliminates a number of traditional access touch points for building occupants and is one of the many LenelS2 solutions offered as part of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program, the company explains. NetBox Version 5.3 delivers support for a range of ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless locks, as well as Allegion Schlage No-Tour offline smart deadbolts for multi-tenant housing.

Find out more about NetBox Version 5.3.



Indoor view answering unit

With a 7” HD touchscreen display and specifically designed for luxury residential projects, 2N has unveiled its new Indoor View answering unit. The product provides remote unlocking of internal/external doors, while users can quickly display live video from the intercom and see who is at the front door in real-time.

It comes in either a black or white design. The answering unit is protected by highly-resistant, carefully crafted glass and utilises the highest quality audio components to achieve clean sound without any echoes, according to the company.

Find out more about the Indoor View answering unit.

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