Even before the ASIS International event later this month, there has been news about monitoring, security video and mass notification.
For example, Dedicated Micros – part of AD Group – is targeting the mid-range market with its new SD Advanced Hybrid DVR (Digital Video Recorder). The hybrid SD Advanced comes in 16, 12 or 8 channel models includes capabilities such as IP video source recording, front panel local control, transcoding, and VGA main monitor support.
The SD Advanced features embedded help videos that are accessible from both the local and remote viewer and cover all major operation and configuration topics including: the use of Point&Go, Absolute Positioning and On-Screen Maps.
When deployed, the new SD Advanced is capable of seamlessly recording and displaying IP video streams from IP cameras, encoders and other NetVu Connected video servers.
The Analytics Capable models of the SD Advanced can be easily upgraded to run a range of Dedicated Micros' analytics components including: license plate capture, valuable object watch, perimeter protection and doorway counting. This is already enabled within the hardware of the unit and only a software license upgrade is required to activate the analytics.
With the potential for complete integration between Dedicated Micros' Oracle Dome and the SD Advanced, users can configure the PTZ dome directly from the DVR.
Concerning emergency notification – a hot tech category, Zalud’s Blog just heard that
“We are pleased to provide the National Park Service with our robust communications platform for use at
The Send Word Now Alert Service enables organizations and important agencies within the
Then there are the industry changes. For instance, Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. has purchased Sonitrol of North Georgia, a Sonitrol franchise since 2004, located in
“The Sonitrol of North Georgia acquisition allows us to increase our market share in
On college campuses, the H1N1 virus is a big concern as students return to school. Just last week, SimplexGrinnell organized a special symposium to help senior administrators address today’s wide-ranging campus safety and preparedness issues, including the pressing challenges associated with the H1N1 virus.
The day-long symposium at
· A hands-on pandemic planning and management exercise facilitated by James W. Satterfield, President/COO of Firestorm Solutions. A recognized authority on disaster preparedness, risk mitigation and crisis management, Satterfield provided on-site crisis response and support following the April 2007 tragedy at
· An address on college and university emergency preparedness and response by R. David Paulison, former Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A nationally and internationally known leader in emergency and disaster response and recovery, Paulison is now a partner with Global Emergency Solutions.
· An overview, from representatives of FEMA’s Region 1 headquarters in
“As a company that provides fire and life-safety systems and services to thousands of colleges and universities, SimplexGrinnell understands the importance of campus safety and preparedness,” said James Spicer, president of SimplexGrinnell. “With a new school year set to begin, we join the leaders of colleges and universities in
Broadband satellite phones -- With the growth of sophisticated intellectual theft, chief security officers continue to seek ways to protect information. Among the whiz-bangs solutions at today’s (Sept.8) DSEI 2009 Defense and Security Exhibition, London, UK, Cellcrypt showed off Cellcrypt Mobile available over Inmarsat’s broadband satellite services, enabling encrypted voice calls to be made on popular smartphones from anywhere on the planet, for the first time.
Cellcrypt Mobile for Satellite solution provides end-to-end real-time encryption on smartphones, such as Nokias and BlackBerrys, to prevent private conversations from being compromised, enabling individuals within corporations and governments to converse in a highly secure manner without the need for specialized handsets.
Cellcrypt uses the latest Internet technology to provide voice call quality and real-time encryption to levels specified by the