First day news ranged from Aqua America, the largest investor owned water company in the United States, saying it has deployed Orsus Situator to G4S Wackenhut telling Security it is going "live" this month with a new state-of the-art remote security monitoring and data center in the United States.

Critical Water Treatment Infrastructure Gets Video Protection

At ASIS, Orsus said that Aqua America, the largest U.S.-based investor owned water company in the United States, has deployed Situator to integrate and manage multiple security systems and other devices at its water-related facilities across Pennsylvania. The project involves using Situator to monitor and manage Aqua America’s access control, video surveillance, fiber optic intrusion detection, and radar systems. Situator is currently used to integrate and manage data from these systems at Aqua America’s pump stations, water treatment facilities, water storage tanks, and dams. By the end of this year, Aqua America will add well stations, bringing the number of managed sites up to 90. Fire detection systems will be added beginning early next year, and Aqua America is considering adding SCADA systems at a later date.

Orsus in Booth 1466

Altronix SAV Power Supplies Now UL/cUL Listed

Altronix is showcasing its recently introduced line of SAV DC Wall Mount Power Supplies which are now UL/cUL listed at ASIS 2009. The SAV Series – available in a range of models offering 4, 9, 18 and 36 outputs – provide 12VDC for powering video surveillance cameras and accessories. The line provides 12VDC power distributed via Class 2 rated power limited outputs. Each of the filtered and electronically regulated PTC protected outputs with individual LED indicators also features short circuit and thermal overload protection and include a field-installable three-wire line cord (115/230VAC operation).

Altronix in Booth 2039

Largest Ever HD IP Video System on U.S.-Canadian Border Crossings

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has deployed what is believed to be the largest ever High-Definition (HD) IP Video surveillance system to monitor its customs operation on the U.S.-Canadian border and at Vancouver Airport. CBSA chose IndigoVision’s complete IP Video system to upgrade 30 of its land border crossings, transitioning its surveillance from analog/DVR technology to a fully distributed, scalable IP-network based platform. The enhanced video surveillance images and tools assist the CBSA with the enforcement of illegal and threatening acts through the collection of useable evidentiary video images.

Five-hundred IndigoVision HD cameras were installed alongside 500 of the original analog cameras, which are connected to the network. The megapixel HD cameras stream high-quality H.264 video at 15 fps. Due to its advanced H.264 compression technology and unique architecture, the technology allows both standard definition and HD video to be streamed and recorded side-by-side using standard IP networks and storage. This has allowed CBSA to significantly improve its retention period for recorded video, even when taking into account the increased storage requirements of HD video.

IndigoVision in Booth 1409

New Methodology for Reducing Costs Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness

Andrews International, the largest privately-owned U.S. full-service provider of security and risk mitigation services, today introduced a state-of-the-art analysis service for its enterprise customers that comprehensively evaluates the effectiveness of security operations in order to reduce costs and improve efficiency and effectiveness. The new service is based on Andrews’ proprietary Security Effectiveness and Efficiency (SEE) methodology, which includes matching security resources to risk profiles, maximizing the integration of uniformed guards and electronic security assets, and accurately projecting return on investments (ROI) through industry-specific financial models. 

Already, the SEE Analysis has been used to evaluate enterprise security programs across several key industries including high-tech and manufacturing. According to a Fortune 500 global manufacturer, the SEE Analysis identified actionable improvements that will enable the organization to reduce uniformed guard costs by 20 percent across its US headquarters and manufacturing sites, while enhancing the strength of its security operations.

Andrews International at Booth 769

G4S Wackenhut Launches Hi-Tech Security Monitoring and Data Center

G4S Wackenhut goes "live" this month with a new state-of the-art remote security monitoring and data center in the United States. Based outside of Boston, the G4S Security Monitoring Data Center (SMDC) surpasses the capabilities of traditional central station alarm monitoring by providing advanced features like virtual video guard tours and remote access control systems, according to the firm. The center provides other remote hosted services to customers, such as incident, visitor and gate management, access control system monitoring, as well as the typical central station alarm monitoring. In addition, the center can store and retrieve customer data allowing for on-demand video playback and event analysis. The center's web portal provides customers with instant access to detailed reports and video clips as well as advanced functionality like video content analysis, video alarm response and behavior recognition algorithms. G4S Wackenhut in Booth 1818