AlliedBarton Security Services, a provider of security personnel, is talking at ASIS about two new technology partners in the company’s Strategic Partnership program which offers clients access to best-in-class security related products and services.
The Strategic Partnership Program, first announced in August, 2010, includes iView Systems’ iTrak, Investigations and Risk Management System, www.iviewsystems.com/itrak, which provides a highly secure, multi-property, multi-departmental solution for a broad range of transactions required by Security, Surveillance and Risk Management departments; and Timekeeping Systems’ Guard1Plus, http://www.guard1.com/, a guard tour compliance solution.
“These new partnerships offer the best of both worlds to clients by marrying America’s leading physical security services provider with the best security management technology available,” said David Feeney, IT Director, Distributed Systems, AlliedBarton Security Services. “Our new partners provide AlliedBarton clients with highly specific industry expertise and flexibility. We work closely with our partners to ensure that every component of our clients’ security program is executed flawlessly.”
“iView Systems is honored that AlliedBarton has selected our iTrak Investigations & Risk Management System to be part of their Strategic Partnership Program,” said James Henderson, Global Accounts Director of iView Systems, a company focused on the delivery of an integrated suite of security and surveillance software platforms, including investigations management , visitor management and dispatch. "The iTrak integrated desktop provides centralized investigations management to meet their clients’ demanding requirements, while providing a platform that can continue to grow and adjust to their evolving business requirements."
“We are proud to work with AlliedBarton to supplement the security needs of a wide roster of divergent clients,” said Barry Markwitz, President, Timekeeping Systems. “TimeKeeping Systems offers a wide range of guard tour products including simple guard tour systems for small clients and more feature-rich system for larger corporate clients.”
Through AlliedBarton’s national support network and more than 50 years of security expertise, the company has identified, researched and vetted security-related companies that can add value to a company’s overall physical security program. Members of the Strategic Partnership program encompass a broad range of supplemental security solutions such as investigations management, guard tour systems, canine services, international security and more.
iView Systems addresses the needs of multiple industries for a single desktop incident management and reporting system, providing both an incident and subject centric solution. iView's core product (iTrak) was developed with extensive consultation with the security and surveillance marketplace. iView Systems has rapidly attained industry recognition for its unique solutions and now provides incident reporting, dispatch and visitor management platforms and services to the global security marketplace, including the gaming, banking, corporate security and other loss prevention environments. iView Systems is located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. For more information on iView Systems, please visit www.iviewsystems.com
About TimeKeeping Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1986, TimeKeeping Systems is the leading manufacturer of guard tour systems, with offices in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and over 20,000 guard tour systems deployed. The PIPE, TimeKeeping Systems' data collector, is recognized as the gold standard of guard tour devices due to its ruggedness and reliability, and its Guard1 Plus software is the preferred choice of security managers worldwide.
International Gem Tower to Feature Security Solutions Designed by G4S
G4S, in integrated security solutions, has been retained to design and deploy the security infrastructure for the International Gem Tower (IGT) currently under construction in New York’s Diamond District. Looking to re-define how business is done in New York and the global diamond and jewelry marketplace, IGT developer, Extell Development Company, hired G4S to create a secure working environment that is unparalleled in the industry.
“G4S is a recognized leader in the design, implementation and operation of professional security systems. In an industry like ours—where security is paramount—we’re thrilled to benefit from the advantages this global group has to offer,” says Raizy Haas, says Extell senior vice president. “To develop our systems, we’re looking at what other trading centers in the world are doing as benchmarks that we intend to surpass.”
Patrick de Cavaignac, president of Touchcom, a G4S Technology company, hails the installation at IGT will be unlike any other as it truly integrates the best in manpower and state-of-the-art technology from a single source. “By carefully assessing the comprehensive security and operational requirements of IGT, we are delivering solutions that fulfill specific needs.”
The International Gem Tower’s custom-designed security system will encompass a comprehensive range of services integrating G4S’ premier security personnel with the latest advancements in security technology. The proprietary system, designed exclusively for the IGT, will complement the services and amenities the Tower offers to business owners and their customers.
“In addition to the peace of mind a safe and secure environment provides, advanced security solutions designed by G4S for the Tower should bode well on insurance premiums,” notes Joseph Lipton, IGT partner.
The jewelry trade, notes Keith Whitelock, CEO of G4S Technology, is one of many industries where the need to protect people, property and assets is a critical priority. “Our security solutions will enhance the experience for all who enter the International Gem Tower. Together, IGT and G4S are redefining how business—and security—are done in a project that will set the standard for trading centers in the future!”
Jupiter Systems, a supplier of display wall processors for command and control applications, announced shipment of its new Fusion Catalyst products to installations in the U.S., Western Europe, and Russia. The first shipment was made to Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA), based at Camp Pendelton, CA. MCTSSA is the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Systems Engineering Interoperability, Architecture, and Technology (SIAT) center for the United States Marine Corps. Other systems from the new Fusion Catalyst product line have been shipped to commercial users in Europe and Russia.
The new Jupiter Systems Fusion Catalyst product family includes the Fusion Catalyst 1000 and 4000 models. (Photo: Business Wire) High Performance, Seamless Transition Fusion Catalyst processors deliver superior performance with up to 192 Gbps of internal bandwidth that can carry a vast number and variety of video signals, and drive ultra-high resolution displays. It offers an extraordinary range of flexibility and can handle up to 376 analog or streaming SD video inputs, up to 94 DVI/VGA or HD component video inputs, and up to 96 graphic outputs, all controlled by a powerful drag-and-drop user interface. This immense configuration space is unique in the industry. Moreover, Fusion Catalyst is the only processor to handle dual-link DVI (up to 2560 x1600 resolution) on both input and output. In addition, Fusion Catalyst offers the reliable 24/7 system availability and hot swappable components that Jupiter pioneered and its customers have come to expect.
Fusion Catalyst sets a new industry standard with an extremely broad configuration space, high performance and stunning video quality, yet it does so at a new, lower price point. It runs the same powerful, feature-rich ControlPoint software, which means drop-in compatibility and no new training requirements. As a result, customers with existing Fusion installations can upgrade easily to all the benefits of Fusion Catalyst.
The Fusion Catalyst processors can be used in both large and small projects. And, since every Fusion Catalyst model includes powerful Intel-based PC's, applications can be run directly on the controller for display locally on the video wall. Hundreds of small windows can be opened and spread across any portion of the wall. Alternately, a large window can be created allowing an application to occupy every pixel on the wall.
Arecont Vision, in IP-based megapixel camera technology, introduced the MegaView line of all-in-one Day/Night H.264 megapixel cameras enclosed in IP66 (environmentally rated) and vandal-resistant cylindrical (bulletstyle) housings. Models are available in 1.3 megapixel and 1080p resolution, each with an integrated megapixel IR-corrected lens. Each MegaView camera is also available in a model with an integrated IR LED ring that sets a new standard in the megapixel camera market.
The all-in-one models are more compact than using separate enclosure options, and installation is simple using an easily adjustable 3-axis bracket and external lens adjustment of zoom, focus and iris. The camera models are truly plug-and-play: There is no need to open the camera during installation.
"Our new MegaView series provides the type of turnkey product solution that customers are looking for, simplifying installation and reducing associated installation costs." said Raul Calderon, Vice President of Marketing, Arecont Vision. "The integrated IR LED illumination capability opens up an array of new applications in extreme dark conditions, further extending the range of uses for megapixel imaging by offering a robust, easy-to-install option for any outdoor surveillance need."
Power options include PoE to power only the camera or 24V AC or 12-48V DC to also support the heater and IR LED array. The IR ring is also easily field-upgradeable. For applications requiring 1.3 megapixel imaging, Arecont Vision offers the Model AV1325DN H.264 day/night MegaView(TM) IP camera and the AV1325IR version with IR illumination ring option. Model AV2825DN is an HD 1080p H.264 day/night MegaView(TM) IP camera, and Model AV2825IR includes an IR LED option.
The new Arecont Vision MegaView cameras also provide added functionality. The privacy mask enables video to be blocked in multiple regions in any arbitrary shape. Extended motion detection provides a higher-granularity grid of 1,024 distinct motion detection zones (compared to 64 zones supported earlier). These features are controlled via both HTTP and TFTP commands and by the on-camera web interface. Flexible cropping provides even more adjustability in image sizes.