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The Video Surveillance Report 2021

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Security products round-up – September 2021

IFSEC Global takes readers through the latest product launches and updates to hit the security market in September. This month we cover the latest in cloud based surveillance, as well as HD and UHD cameras, video entry systems and more!

Axis Communications 

Perimeter protection with AI functionality

A new version of the edge-based Perimeter Defender intrusion detection analytics package from Axis Communications is now available. 

The release applies to the new Axis Q1951-E and Q1952-E thermal cameras. The edge-based intrusion detection system can operate with multiple detection scenarios and classifies humans and vehicles.  It gives users three different ways of implementing the analytics application – in standard calibration mode, AI mode without calibration, or combined calibration and AI mode for minimal false alarms. All other cameras compatible with Perimeter Defender will have access only to the standard calibration mode. 

The video analytics application, together with Axis network cameras, provides a system that automatically detects and responds to intrusions by people and vehicles. It reinforces physical access controls and is suitable even for high-security locations, the company says, such as chemical plants, power plants and prisons. 

 

IDIS 

New NDAA plug-and-play camera range

An extended range of HD and UHD cameras – including 2MP, 5MP, and 8MP models – are now available from IDIS. 

The new NDAA-compliant line-up brings the benefits of IDIS’s DirectIP plug-and-play connection to a choice of NVRs or servers, and comes with IR, true WDR, IDIS Smart Failover, and alarm in/out, with options for two-way audio and vandal resistance.  

IDIS also promises fast, seamless installation and low maintenance, extended warranties, and a choice of license-free IDIS Center for up to 1,024 devices, or the modular and scalable IDIS Solution Suite. 

“We are still seeing the problem of ghost branding and hidden supply chains, making it confusing for systems integrators who are trying to locate the best NDAA-compliant tech,” said James Min, Managing Director at IDIS Europe.

 

Digital Barriers 

Rapid deployment compact camera 

What is said to be a compact, lightweight and affordable rapidly deployable surveillance camera has been launched by Digital Barriers. 

The EdgeVis MiniCam implements low bandwidth streaming over cellular or WiFi and can store up to 2TB of data. The company claims that its patented low bandwidth streaming technology can save more than 50% of bandwidth and can be capped to control data costs. The one-piece unit can be quickly attached to existing street furniture or wall or pole mountings. 

“Our world-leading technology was developed to meet the demanding requirements of specialist law enforcement and defence agencies,” said Zak Doffman, CEO at Digital Barriers. “Now available to everybody, the EdgeVis MiniCam represents a new generation of flexible mobile surveillance [and] world-class technology at standard market pricing.”  

 

Eurofins Digital Testing 

Combined testing centre 

Eurofins Digital Testing has set up a new centre in Birmingham which will now offer three testing services under one roof – software, cyber security and digital forensics.

Eurofins Forensics Services’ digital forensics laboratory operates on behalf of law enforcement agencies across the UK, and is ISO17025-accredited. Its onsite collections use a courier system to collect evidence nationally, after which the team conducts every aspect of digital forensics, eDiscovery, and emergency Cyber Incident Response to court-approved standards.  

The new Eurofins office will also house Edge Testing, Eurofins’s software testing arm and Commissum, part of Eurofins Cyber Security.   

“By moving three related specialisms into one office, we are offering complementary services under one roof,” said Sharon Hamilton, UK MD for Eurofins Digital Testing. “Along with expanding our security testing services into the criminal justice arena, we will now be able to provide a complete end-to-end cyber security capability.  

“The addition of Eurofins Forensics Services means we now offer a refined service across more than just the traditional commercial capacity, so clients benefit from a greater expertise pool and more resources being available.” 

 

Eagle Eye Networks 

EagleEyeNetworks-CloudVMS-20Cloud-based surveillance support

A subscription-based support service has been launched by cloud video surveillance specialist Eagle Eye Networks. 

Premium Support is designed to provide peace-of-mind to resellers and end-users that the health of their video surveillance system is being monitored. The service is suitable for resellers who would like to offer additional services to their customers, and for end users in highly regulated industries, or complex or critical environments.  

Eagle Eye Networks says the benefits of Premium Support include: 

  • Personalised and knowledgeable service 
  • Active health monitoring of bridges, cameras and other components, with immediate notification of power outages or cameras being tampered with or going offline 
  • Fast resolution with 24/7, 365 days a year technical, proactive support 
  • Video retrieval at no extra cost

Dean Drako, CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, said: “Resellers and the businesses they serve can rest assured that Eagle Eye Networks team of experts is keeping an eye on things, making sure their system is optimised for the highest performance, and proactively notifying them of concerns or opportunities to improve their system.”  

 

Axis Communications 

Long-range perimeter thermal cameras 

Axis Communications has release two thermal cameras suitable for perimeter protection and long-range detection. 

The halogen-free Axis Q1951-E and Q1952-E cameras offer optimal image contrast, says the company, with the latter also featuring VGA 640×480 thermal resolution for wide-area coverage. They can identify different heat sources emitting the same amount of thermal energy, and with thermal palettes make it easier and more efficient to interpret a scene. 

Both cameras come with Motion Guard, Fence Guard, and Loitering Guard preinstalled for proactive surveillance. In addition, the company’s Perimeter Defender with AI-based functionality for object classification to detect and classify humans and vehicles can be purchased.  

The cameras include a microphone connector to enable audio capabilities. Custom-made third-party analytics as well as audio analytics to trigger events – for instance when detecting aggressive behaviour or gunshots – can be added. 

 

Inner Range 

New integration with Axis for access control system 

Inner Range has announced a new integration with Axis Communications for its Integriti access control system. 

The new integration creates more choice for customers building bespoke security systems, and opens up new business opportunities for Inner Range via its parent firm, Anixter, which also sells Axis products. 

“Our enterprise level intelligent access control system Integriti is designed to integrate with a host of third-party products to create sophisticated security solutions,” said Tim Northwood, Director of Inner Range. “Integrating with Axis makes sense both in terms of increasing options for our customers, as well as furthering our strategic business aims.” 

Inner Range says its enterprise level intelligent access control system, Integriti, offers sophisticated and highly secure access and security, including intruder detection to EN50131. Integration options include CCTV products and visitor management, building automation, business continuity, HR, payroll, and health and safety systems. 

The company has also announced Integriti’s integration with Salto doors. Other integrations this year include FLIR Latitude and IDIS CCTV, as well as Suprema biometrics and real time location tracking system, Quuppa.  

 

Videx 

New features for video entry system  

Videx has added a series of new features to its IPure IP range of video entry solutions. 

The company’s IP system can be customised to suit a range of entry needs, accommodating up to 42 apartments using conventional call button modules and vandal resistant panels, or a digital call panel option able to call up to 10,000 apartments. All entrance panels are available with voice annunciation to aid visitors during the call progress, and proximity access control. 

The new features include a 7-inch touch screen hands-free video monitor, a 3.5-inch touchscreen hands-free video monitor, an audio IP telephone and the Cloudbox, which allows additional programmable input/output to be added to the system, as well as being a gateway to using the app in apartments which don’t have a video monitor. The new hands-free video monitors complement the existing 3.5-inch touchscreen videophone with handset. Up to 16 devices can be included in each apartment with advanced cascading flexibility if required. 

“By adding even more features to our IP offering, we’re offering great flexibility and greater convenience,” said James Gray, National Sales Manager at Videx. “A new user interface has been introduced which complements the look and feel of the system across all platforms and can also be rolled out to existing systems through a firmware upgrade.” 

SIP is now supported across the range allowing it to be integrated into third party SIP telephone systems. For further integration, the door panels now include an RTSP server, allowing video to be streamed to third party systems and http api to be used by third party systems.  

 

Vivotek 

Recessed dome network camera 

A 5MP recessed dome camera capable of a resolution of 2560×1920 at 20fps has been unveiled by Vivotek. 

The FD9182-H camera features Trend Micro IoT cyber-security and Vivotek’s SNV (Supreme Night Visibility) and WDR Pro technology enabling it, says the company, to capture high-quality imagery in both high contrast and low light environments. The NDAA-compliant camera also uses Smart Stream III to optimise bandwidth efficiency. 

Just 3.2-inches in diameter, the recess mounted design enables discreet and elegant ceiling installations. 

 

Check out more of the latest product round ups in the security sector, here.

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