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Rhianna Sexton is IFSEC Insider's Assistant Editor. Rhianna manages and uploads content, carries out interviews with leading figures in the fire and security sector, and reports on the latest news and events from the industry. Rhianna is also Assistant Editor of IFSEC Insider's sister title, SHP.
August 25, 2023

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Security product round-up – July/August 2023

IFSEC Insider takes readers through the latest product launches and software updates to hit the security market throughout July and August 2023. This month we cover releases from the likes of i-PRO, ADI, Dedrone, Videx, Hanwha Vision, and AJAX.


Keep up to date with all the product releases and software updates in the security industry here:

Or head straight to the latest releases over the past few months below:

ADI and Motorola Solutions

Video portfolio expanded in joint venture

ADI-avigilon-alta-23ADI has announced it has expanded its video portfolio to include products from Motorola Solutions’ Avigilon Alta cloud-native security suite. ADI customers across the UK and Ireland now have access to a range of video security cameras said to be suitable for use in environments such as commercial, healthcare, education, hospitality and retail facilities.

“ADI continues to expand our video offering to ensure our customers have access to all the products they need,” said Anthony Carter, regional general manager, Northern Europe, ADI. “Motorola Solutions’ products offer a simple installation and ability to monitor remotely via a mobile app, making them a great addition to our video solutions and furthering our commitment to being the indispensable partner of choice.”

“We are excited to add ADI as a new distribution partner in the U.K. and Ireland,” said Pedro Simoes, corporate vice president, global sales, Video Security & Access Control at Motorola Solutions. “Their professional installers and integrators will experience the benefits of our video security cameras and Avigilon Alta’s cloud-native security suite, which is easy to install and manage and provides analytic and operational insights for enterprises large and small.”

ADI customers can access Motorola Solutions’ products from ADI’s 28 branches across the UK and Ireland, online through the Digital Branch or on the ADI app.

IDIS and SensoGuard

Perimeter security with threat detection

A new generation of AI-enhanced perimeter threat detection solutions is available to systems integrators and end-users with the integration of IDIS Solution Suite (ISS) video management software (VMS) and SensoGuard seismic detection technology.

The integration combines SensoGuard’s CCS software and seismic and magnetic sensors, with IDIS’s VMS including IDIS Deep Leaning Analytics (IDLA) functions such as object detection and classification, and line-cross detection.

The integrated solution, said to be ideal for risk-critical applications and sites with sensitive or extensive boundaries, aims to support busy security control room teams by helping to ensure continuous, automated detection and classification of potential intrusion threats.

IDIS’ camera range also provides users a choice of HD and ultra HD models.

Video pop-up alerts are designed to be triggered immediately an event-of-interest is detected, with the added option of sending notifications to managers working remotely or on the move, using the IDIS Mobile Plus app.

Dedrone

Tracker launched for AI-driven command  

Dedrone has announced its launch of the newest version of DedroneTracker.AI, Version 6.0.

The updates are said to be based on feedback from law enforcement officials, security professionals and military operators in the field, to represent a ‘leap forward’ in AI enabled autonomous threat detection and classification capabilities wanted by the firm’s customers.

The Tracker is also said to include a list of US government CsUAS pre-configured integrations, enabling a government user to field a “System-Of-Systems” capability with the device as the Single Pane of Glass for complex CsUAS systems.

Version 6.0 also features a bi-directional integration between the DedroneTracker.AI platform and the Aerial Armor software platform, said to represent the first step in complete integration between Dedrone and the recently purchased Aerial Armor.

By taking inputs from multiple sensors including radio frequency (RF), radar, video and acoustics, it is designed to confirm drone presence and determine precise location of drone and pilot. Based on behavior, imagery, historical flight data, and other inputs, the AI engine aims to offer the operator a single queue of risk- prioritised targets through autonomous background interrogation of unauthorised drones while ‘simultaneously’ tracking multiple friendly drones.

The new version of the software is also said to allow the operation of mitigation tools directly from the same interface.

AJAX

KeyPad TouchScreen released

Ajax Systems has released a security and smart home devices’ management called the KeyPad TouchScreen.

This solution has an Ajax app-like interface, ‘big touch’ IPS display, and security features including DESFire and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technologies.

It has been designed so that users can view and control multiple security groups, said to make arming and disarming various sections of their property easier. The device also supports sound notifications for alarms, delays, and door openings, designed to provide users with instant updates on their system’s status.

The device’s security features, such as duress code, protection against code guessing and unauthorised access devices, tamper alarms, data encryption, and protection against spoofing, helps to ensure that only authorised users can access the system.

In addition, it is also said to have capability to use smartphones, pass cards, tag key fobs, and personal access codes, with three authentication methods.

The device also offers power supply options, designed for operating for up to 1.5 years using pre-installed batteries or from a 12 V⎓ power supply with batteries as a backup. Its wireless technologies, Jeweller and Wings, aim to provide reliable and encrypted two-way radio communication with the Ajax hub, providing a communication range of up to a reported 1,700 meters.

i-PRO

AI Smart Box for network cameras

i-PRO have announced its AI Smart Box, designed to turn non-AI network cameras into smart devices. The AI Smart Box is a combination of  the i-PRO mini paired with a new i-PRO in-house application.

Said to be available immediately, this new functionality provides an avenue for non-AI cameras from other manufacturers to integrate with i-PRO Active Guard. As part of the firm’s open strategy, the Active Guard plugin software is said to deliver valuable object attributes for forensic search and live events to popular VMSs like Milestone, Genetec, Luxriot and other VMSs.

The Smart Box is designed for customers who have some non-AI capable cameras but would like to harvest metadata to be used in detailed forensic search and real-time notifications through integration with the Active Guard, with no additional license fees or processing delays, according to the firm.

The device works by transferring MJPEG streams from a non-AI camera to the AI Smart Box for processing. The results are then said to be sent to the Active Guard server and VMS. Up to two apps can be installed that detect people or vehicles designed to detect nearly 100 individual object attributes. Any network camera that supports an MJPEG output and a minimum of 5fps in either 1920×1080 or 1280×720 resolution is projected to be compatible with the AI Smart Box.

Hanwha Vision

SolidEDGE camera launched for VMS recording solution

Hanwha Vision has launched the SolidEDGE camera a Solid State Drive-based camera (SSD) with an embedded Wisenet WAVE VMS server.

There are two models in the range – the PNV-A6081R-E1T and PNV-A6081R-E2T. Both aim to replace the need for an external server and remove the requirement for a cloud subscription to store video footage or high-speed connectivity to upload video onto the cloud.

The system is said to not require scheduling OS and security updates as Windows servers running VMS do.

The camera is reported to come equipped with cloud video management using Wisenet WAVE Sync, where users are said to be able to remotely access and manage the surveillance system from anywhere, using the Wisenet WAVE Mobile App. Video footage and data can be managed on-premise and from the cloud, with users able to customise their surveillance system to their specific needs.

The device runs on the embedded Linux operating system with a ‘powerful’ hardware system on the edge.

The built-in SSD drive aims to offer reliable video storage within a wide range of operating temperatures. Additionally, the SSD Status Management is said to provide information on the health of the SSD drive.

The camera has been designed with reinforced durability features including metal-shielded RJ-45 terminal and enhanced grounding frame structures that protect the camera from transient voltage.

ZE Government Solutions

Air Force SBIR Phase I contract for AI-based threat detection

ZE Government Solutions (ZEGS), a subsidiary of AI-based gun detection firm ZeroEyes, has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Phase I contract focused on threat detection using indoor drones, to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

The integrated solution is said to combine ZEGS’ AI-based object detection video analytics with confined space unmanned aircraft system (UAS) platforms. This aims to proactively provide operators and force protection teams with situational awareness, enabling them to rapidly respond to threats in indoor and confined locations that are not suitable for traditional UAS platforms.

The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through a faster proposal to award timelines. It is also reported that they have changed the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and ‘losing bureaucratic overhead’ by implementing process improvement changes in contract execution.

The DAF began offering ‘The Open Topic’ SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded.

ASSA ABLOY

Wireless access solution for lockers and cabinets

ASSA Abloy has released the battery-powered Aperio KL100, which is said to secure lockers, cabinets, cupboards and drawers.

The device fitted at these points aims to give personal valuables, medicines, sensitive documents, retail stock, sports kit and more security and also deter unauthorised access and theft.

With two different lengths and several CAM options, the KL100 is a retrofit solution. It is said to suit almost any locker, cabinet or drawer, whether wooden or metal. Powered by one battery, the wireless lock consumes a smaller amount of power and is designed to only “wake up” when a credential is presented.

The lock also does not require physical keys but instead can be operated by mobile keys via Bluetooth Low Energy and NFC, as well as smartcards and fobs using all major RFID technologies. For added user convenience, the device is said to accept multiple credential technologies simultaneously, in parallel, so security managers can provide mobile keys at their own pace.

A KL100 may be connected Online, Offline or via OSS compliant integration — and switched between them at any time, according to ASSA Abloy. Online management helps to enable real-time control over every KL100 lock, with access rights administration and ‘instant’ availability of audit trails for any opening or user.

Hanwha Vision

AI-based detection and classification for entry level cameras

Hanwha Vision has announced that AI-based object detection and classification is available in its entry-level Q series.

As well as an aim to reduce false alarms, the Q series AI cameras also include intelligent video analytics for area and line crossing, designed to detect people and vehicles loitering, exiting, and entering a pre-defined space. WiseMD (Wise Motion Detection) technology allows motion detection events to be shared with operators with greater accuracy with its deep learning technology working to reduce false alarms.

The cameras come with a range of resolutions from 2MP, 5MP and 4K resolution plus improved Wide Dynamic Range features and WiseNRII, which is said to use AI to identify movement and reduces blur in noisy, low light environments.  They also feature lens distortion correction technology which is reported to produce ‘natural-looking’ images without the distortion often created by conventional camera designs equipped with wide-angle lenses.

Data captured by the Q series AI cameras is said to be protected by user and network authentication, secure communication, access control based on IP addresses, and deep encryption.

Hanwha has also said that the Q series AI cameras can withstand harsh environmental conditions with a hard-coated dome bubble that aims to provide better resistance to scratches which can degrade resolution. The cameras additionally have humidity control with a built-in air vent that prevents condensation.

Videx

Cloud platform launched for GSM management

Videx has introduced a new cloud platform to help users manage the Videx range of GSM systems more easily.

The browser-based application (available at cloud.videxservices.uk), allows users to remotely manage GSM technology-based systems and products from Videx. It can be accessed from any web browser for access to a user’s portfolio of GSM systems.

From the platform, it’s said to be possible to manage and program a wide range of GSM features including call button destinations, dial to open numbers, coded access codes, proximity fobs and cards and all other settings available on the Videx GSM system.

An unlimited number of devices can be managed and by as many different users as required, according to the firm. Additionally, users can be created as administrators, managers or users offering different levels of access to the settings that users are able to view or change.

Rhys McNichol, National Projects Manager at Videx UK, said: “The new platform makes the management of our GSM products much easier as it means changes to the systems can be made remotely and any issues resolved there and then. This avoids the need for call out charges for routine setting changes as everything can be done online.

“The platform is ideal for local authorities, housing associations and management companies that need to make regular changes to the systems. For example, this includes activity where there are visitors who use dial to open or access control and change regularly.”

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