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The Video Surveillance Report 2022

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Security products round-up – September 2022

IFSEC Global takes readers through the latest product launches and software updates to hit the security market throughout September 2022. This month we cover mobile application and services, access control, video surveillance, operating system upgrades and new integrations.

 

Suprema

Contactless access control

Suprema has launched BioStation 3, a contactless access control terminal specialised for facial recognition.
BioStation 3 features increased usability and a compact, slim body that is reduced in size by 47% compared to its predecessor, FaceStation F2, allowing for easy installation on ‘any door’.
Suprema has adopted a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) designed to provide enhanced facial authentication performance. BioStation 3 is an edge device that can run AI algorithms locally with an embedded NPU to maximise the performance of the AI engine. Accurate authentication is possible for faces partially covered in various types and colours of masks, hairstyles, hats and glasses.
In addition to facial recognition, various other contactless credential options are offered to enhance user convenience, including QR codes, barcodes, mobile access cards and RFID cards.
An initiative in protecting personal data is ‘Face Template on Mobile’, which is an authentication method independently developed by Suprema that is designed to allow users to store and manage their facial authentication template on their mobile phone, without having to store it in the company’s database.

 

Axis Communications

Outdoor-ready surveillance with 360° panoramic view

Axis Communications has announced a 6 MP panoramic mini dome specifically designed for onboard surveillance. This compact, ‘easy-to-install’ camera delivers a complete 180° or 360° overview, says the company.
The IK10, IP66/67-rated camera is designed to withstand harsh environments, and is said to be ideal for installation in trains and buses, featuring an M12 connector to withstand vibrations.
With 360° wide area coverage, the mini dome uses one video stream to produce ‘any dewarped views’ needed and it can stream panorama, quad, corner, and corridor views directly from the camera. Additionally, it’s possible to digitally pan, tilt, and zoom in on areas of interest in up to four areas simultaneously.
With the use of Lightfinder, Forensic WDR, and OptimisedIR, it allows for great image quality ‘under any’ light conditions, assures the vendor, as well as including built-in cyber security functionality. The camera will be available through Axis distribution channels in Q4 2022.

 

2N

Upgraded OS for “flexible and inclusive working”

2N has added new functionality to its devices by upgrading its OS, designed to support flexible working and ensure that 2N’s devices can be used by the hard of hearing.
The new 2N OS enables bidirectional video through the 2N IP Style, the company’s flagship intercom. This allows visitors to see the person they are talking to as well as vice versa. Bidirectional video is also a response to the growing demand for inclusivity in device functionality, as it allows the hard of hearing to communicate using sign language, explains the vendor.
2N intercoms now support T as well as S ONVIF profiles. The S profile already supported basic video streaming, however the T profile enables advanced video streaming, providing a range of new possibilities, including motion detection and tamper alarms. The integration options allow third party security devices to connect 2N’s devices for a fully comprehensive security solution.
The 2N OS upgrade is also designed to improve the quality of images sent to the 2N Indoor View answering unit, a 7″ touchscreen designed for luxury residential projects. This enables users to zoom in on the answering unit so that they can see the caller’s face, name tag or ID more clearly by pinching two fingers, as on a smart phone. Furthermore, the upgrade allows visitors to leave a videomail on the 2N Indoor View when the resident is not at home.

 

ACRE

ACT Mobile Service launched to enhance mobile capabilities

ACRE has launched its ACT Mobile Service, a premier low code builder subscription that delivers immersive user app experiences tailored to individual customer’s unique needs and business processes. The service enables end users and integrators to build integrated, immersive user experiences by combining multiple tools and services into a single mobile application and is available in three deployment models.
It is designed to integrate with any access control platform and delivers command and control functionality, mobile credentialing, area access management, and visitor capabilities.
The White Label Experience allows customers to design user experiences and create a branded employee engagement application that “increases productivity, improves satisfaction, and connects stakeholders”, explains the business.
With Dealer Containers, ACRE dealers can implement their own mobile service and design a dealer branded app that establishes deeper relationships with customers by giving them the ability to deliver a level of white glove service that will leave their competition in the dust.
The Open API provides the building blocks to connect into any business system including human resources, ticketing, parking, messaging, food services, or other concierge services.
Additional capabilities include the ability to broadcast mass notifications, initiate facility lock downs, and implement visitor “lite” experiences around credential issuance and visitor workflows. Plus, standard plug-ins are available for event planning, media integrations, RSS feeds and iCal integration.

 

Honeywell

Pro-Watch Integrated Security Suite

Honeywell is launching the latest iteration of its Pro-Watch Integrated Security Suite, including Pro-Watch 6.0 and Pro-Watch Video Management System (VMS) R750, along with the 35 Series Cameras that provide a greater emphasis on cybersecurity and compliance.
The suite provides automated incident workflows and system health dashboards to further reduce operational costs and enable stronger compliance needed for highly regulated industries, without adding work to security teams. It also provides information-driven focused responses to help improve uptime.
Pro-Watch VMS R750 is designed to be a user-friendly video management platform which controls video subsystems to collect, manage and present video. It also ‘intelligently’ determines the capabilities of each subsystem across various sites, allowing video management of digital video devices through a unified configuration and viewer.
Designed with cybersecurity in mind, the 35 Series Cameras work with video systems that comply with US legislation, NDAA Section 889 Part B. The higher-resolution IR cameras cover larger areas, both day and night, with smart human and vehicle motion detection designed to reduce false alarms.

 

Traka

Key management with Traka Touch Pro

Based on the foundations of the Traka Touch, the new Traka Touch Pro offers four intelligent key management solution systems in the range, differing in size to meet customer requirements.
Ease of use and installation are carefully considered features alongside the uniform look and feel across the range facilities, says the manufacturer. Its flexibility in design also offers an storage capacity to accommodate larger key sets.
Peter van der Kolk, SVP and Head of Key and Asset Management at ASSA ABLOY said: “The launch of the Traka Touch Pro is just one example of our commitment to research and development. Here, we are able to take the valuable feedback from our customers and continue to invest in our product portfolio to enhance their features and meet ongoing requirements.”
Traka Touch Pro is built with ‘100% recyclable materials’ and manufacturing techniques to reduce the environment impact and carbon footprint.

 

ADI

Mobile app launched in UK for shopping

ADI Global Distribution has released a new mobile app to provide UK customers with a fast and easy way to shop ADI from a mobile device. Installers and trade professionals can use the app to search for products, build job lists, check pricing and availability, place orders, track deliveries and manage their ADI account on the go.
The ADI app offers a modern design and advanced features providing easy access to ‘more than 24,500 products from over 260 leading brands’. With facial and fingerprint recognition, users can log in to the app in seconds and navigate quickly and easily. The app makes managing an ADI account easier says the distributer, and includes time-saving features like checking order status, reordering, delivery tracking and creating product lists by project or customer.
In addition to ADI’s complete product portfolio, the mobile app provides access to all ongoing promotions, ADI’s monthly sales flyers, and real-time stock availability.
ADI also launched the new app in the Netherlands earlier this year, and in the US last year. The company has plans to release a version of the app for additional countries across EMEA in the coming months.

 

Ontic

Incidents, Investigation and Case Management solution

Launched at GSX in September, Ontic’s Incidents, Investigations and Case Management solution is a purpose-built destination for corporate security and investigation teams who are tasked with researching and managing cases. Built within a dynamic, ‘always-on’ platform, the solution is designed to help organisations see the full picture to properly record details and find connections.

Key features include integrated research capabilities, customised access roles to maintain privacy and support compliance requirements, flexible report dashboards, easily accessible historical data, connected threat assessment workflows, and more. These capabilities help organisations recognise potential threats and take necessary action, explains the business.

 

Axis Communications

Dual-sensor cameras offer 360° IR and support for deep learning

Axis Communications has unveiled two dual-sensor, multidirectional cameras designed for wide-angle overviews and zoomed-in detailed coverage, and in challenging lighting. These compact cameras make it possible to see in two directions simultaneously.
AXIS P4705-PLVE Panoramic Camera and AXIS P4707-PLVE Panoramic Camera offer two 2 MP channels and two 5 MP channels respectively. Featuring Lightfinder and Forensic WDR, they are said to ensure sharp, clear images in challenging or poor light conditions.
Built on ARTPEC-8, the cameras include a deep learning processing unit (DLPU). This enables improved processing and storage capabilities and makes it possible to collect and analyse more data than before.
It delivers valuable metadata ‘facilitating fast, easy, and efficient’ forensic search capabilities in live or recorded video. Additionally, with the use of AXIS Object Analytics, they are designed to detect and classify humans, and different types of vehicles.
The products feature two camera heads in one camera, so there’s only one camera to install, one cable to draw, one IP address, one video management software (VMS) license, and one license for any analytics. Furthermore, the cameras offer edge storage for added storage capability and reliability, with remote zoom and focus ensuring ‘fast and accurate’ installation.

 

CriticalArc

SMC extends monitoring services with SafeZone technology

The partnership between CriticalArc and Security Monitoring Centres (SMC) will give systems integrators and their customers new options for staff protection, communications, engagement, and wellbeing, says the two. An agreement sees SMC extending its 24/7/365 SIA-NSI accredited monitoring services with the addition of CriticalArc’s advanced SafeZone capabilities.
SafeZone ‘makes it easy’ for organisations to connect with their people wherever they are working – whether they are based remotely, lone working in the community, travelling on business, or present on-site.
SMC customers will also benefit from upgrade options going beyond traditional lone worker protection to advanced, real-time response and team co-ordination, vehicle tracking, tip reporting, wellbeing tools, mass- and targeted-communications and emergency management capabilities.
The technology is across sectors including education, transportation, healthcare, and critical infrastructure settings, helping to advance how organisations respond to incidents and allowing them to offer their people safety, wherever there is a duty of care.
With the addition of SafeZone technology, SMC’s systems integrator partners will provide customers the reassurance of faster and more targeted responses to emergency situations without dependency on traditional proprietary lone worker hardware solutions, assures the two organisations. This will help to provide protection to individuals in ‘virtually any location’, the ability for staff to use a check-in timer and fall detection when working in high-risk environments, and to access routine help 24/7 on a smartphone or wearable device.

 

Irisity

IRIS+ AI-powered video analytics solution

Irisity unveils IRIS+, its AI-powered video analytics solution. IRIS+ combines Irisity’s ‘expertise in behavioral analytics’ with Agent Vi’s platform for scalable distributed analytics. The platform is designed to support customisation and more advanced industry-specific vertical offerings in the future.
IRIS+ enhances the AI capabilities of Agent Vi’s innoVi and Irisity’s Iris platforms with broad object classification for the ‘highest accuracy levels’ in challenging environments, says the company. Designed to be a flexible and scalable analytics solution incorporating advanced versions of commonly used analytics, the platform also offers a streamlined user experience and new statistics functionality. Meanwhile, a new planning tool allows integrators and end users to outline their IRIS+ deployments based on specific needs.
IRIS+ supports installations of ‘all sizes’ and can be applied to any number of cameras. Its high availability and full redundancy limit the opportunity for system downtime or data loss. Seamless automated backups, upgrades, 24/7 network, and camera health monitoring simplifies management and service requirements. The solution is available for both cloud and on-premises environments.
IRIS+ is the first analytics platform released since Irisity acquired Agent Vi in 2021. The combined company is focused on delivering innovations to improve security and safety while optimizing security resources.

 

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