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GJD detectors and Dahua NVRs now interoperable for detector-activated surveillance

INTEGRATION Network video recorders (NVRs) from Dahua Technology can now integrate directly with IP-based outdoor detectors from GJD Manufacturing. The D-TECT IP range of detectors and Clarius PLUS IP illuminators can now work in concert with Dahua s NVR6-4KS2 range, comprising 4K-capable NVRs aimed at the enterprise space. After GJD s AP was incorporated into special firmware, the NVR can now accept alarms from the detectors and link them to the recorder s functions.

Based on open architecture the NVR6-4KS2 range supports multi-user access and is compatible with ONVIF 2.4, making it interoperable with third-party 4K cameras. The range also features in-built video analytics for people and object detection, abandoned or missing objects, tripwire detection, people counting and facial detection. GJD s IP detectors, which are BS8418-compliant, can support intruder monitoring, CCTV surveillance and other alarm warning requirements with volumetric and long-range narrow field-of-view sensing. The detectors can also be programmed remotely. We are thrilled to have integrated our class-leading NVRs with GJD s IP detectors, providing a professional detection and alarm monitoring solution that is a fantastic addition to our security portfolio, said Eric Wang, Head of Product Support for Dahua UK & Ireland. Said GJD managing director Mark Tibbenham: We are delighted to partner with Dahua Technology, a leading solution provider in the global video surveillance industry. The integration of Dahua s surveillance products with GJD s D-TECT IP motion detectors and Clarius illuminators will provide users with high-quality, reliable and efficient surveillance solutions. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals. Specifically looking at topics such as open platforms, 4K, low-light cameras, video analytics, warranties and this year due to the growing threat posed, the cybersecurity landscape.

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CNL Software and Promise Technology forge tech collaboration

Integration PSIM pioneer CNL Software is collaborating with Promise Technology to incorporate the latter s storage solutions into CNL s flagship IPSecurityCenter platform. Driven by founder Keith Bloodworth (one of our top 50 security influencers in the vendor category), CNL Software was at the forefront of the emergence of physical security information management (PSIM) platforms more than a decade ago. With its award-winning IPSecurityCenter software and integrated situation management solutions, PSIM is particularly active in critical national infrastructure markets.

Promise Technology, which also provides storage solutions for consumer/IoT, data centres and enterprise IT, provides surveillance-optimised storage solutions both in house and in the cloud. We believe in a connected world where security and life safety are not compromised by silos of information that are not able to communicate said Adlan Hussain, VP of marketing at CNL Software. We believe that technology should take the complexity out of decision making by integrating systems, people and processes. That is why we work with the world s leading manufacturer of security and life safety systems, Promise Technology. Together we create an agnostic method to connect critical technologies. Said John van den Elzen, general manager of surveillance at Promise Technology: Promise s server and storage appliances are custom-built to offer the highest level of performance for IP video surveillance. When it comes to PSIM implementations, we are aware that assurance and quality are paramount to reduce support needs and ensure availability. Our focus on innovation means that we are more efficient, allowing less hardware, less maintenance and a lower cost of ownership. We are active in all the key video surveillance segments and can offer solutions for deployments of any size.

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Fixed cameras will account for less than 50% of surveillance footage in five years time

Bjorn Skou Eilertsen, CTO of Milestone Systems, was thinking big in the Security Management Theatre on day three of IFSEC International. Speaking on the topic of how hardware-accelerated video content analysis and the internet of things will transform surveillance , he reflected on the changes disrupting the industry now and the paradigm shift still to come. With 90% of the world s data created in the last two years, the term big data doesn t even begin to encapsulate the magnitude of the data revolution, he argues.

Is big data even enough now? Gigantic data might be better, said Eilertsen. Despite the ubiquity of fixed CCTV cameras, they account for a shrinking share of surveillance footage as mobiles, body-worn cameras and drones proliferate. We believe that in less than five years from now, more than 50% of streams managed by video management systems will not be from fixed cameras, he predicted. Aggregation, automation and augmentation A trinity of aggregation, automation and augmentation will equip the industry to accommodate the burgeoning volume of data, said Eilertsen, who joined Milestone in 2013 having worked for both IBM and Microsoft. Aggregation happens all around you, he explained. Only a few years ago it would be a fixed camera, fixed sensors, very rule-based. But now there are 285 million surveillance cameras in operation. That s only a fraction, because everything is being captured on mobile.

With neural networks we can start predicting behaviour. Bjorn Skou Eilertsen, CTO, Milestone Systems How do we automate these things? This is where our vision of intelligent data plays a role. Deep learning plays a role. Augmentation: how do we put these things together? So a vast amount of information is being gathered. This is why a lot is going to happen on the service side. People think it will be on the edge, out there on a single device. Eilertsen pointed out that Data is already being aggregated from multiple sources in an automated process deployed on assembly lines in manufacturing plants.

Aggregating forms patterns, but it s so much information petabyte after petabyte of video and sensor information. What will we do with it? Who is going to look at the patterns and figure out what the intelligence is? That is where the important changes are coming in terms of AI, deep learning and neural networks. For simple systems with only a few components, it s fairly easy to make rule-based analytics and go with the flow. However: When you start aggregating data so big and complicated that humans simply cannot operate them, that s where automation and augmentation come in. Neural networks The shackles are now off thanks to quantum leaps in technology. This has been difficult to do for a long time because conventional CPUs cannot compute fast enough. That s changing now with the introduction of the GPU, said Eilertsen.

The GPU is a multicore computer. It changes the way we can make models, neural networks. It makes a lot of different ways of working the data. The days of having one company try and do everything is over in my opinion. Bjorn Skou Eilertsen, CTO, Milestone Systems He refers to a prototype that can show 1,500 surveillance cameras, to full HD quality, continuously recording, including motion detection. For those who can t do the maths, that s 45,000 frames a second. It is very, very difficult to do on regular computer hardware. He says there is a big shift away from conventional, rule-based analytics to systems managed by neural networks. Neural networks, deep learning algorithms and artificial intelligence are not based on fixed outcomes.

The problem about today s analytics is it s a predetermined outcome. With neural networks we can start predicting behaviour, he says. However, human operators will still have a role to play. How do we make machine intelligence combine with human intelligence? The point is to enable people to make faster and better decisions. He says this new paradigm has huge potential in the field of body-worn video for law enforcement. You can take all the aggregated media from years back, days back, minutes back, and time-lapse it. They identify all different objects and put them into a sequence, so a one-hour video can be reviewed in one minute. That s a really good example of how we start adding human interaction based on machine learning.

It really makes it a lot easier to work with these systems. Collaboration Collaboration with partners has long been part of Milestone s modus operandi, but its importance is growing further still. The aggregation, automation and augmentation will transform the entire industry, says Eilertsen. But it s impossible to do alone. For a very long time it s been everyone on their own trying to make their own analytics a little bit better than the rest. But it s really holding back innovation. What Milestone and the Milestone community is really about is enabling everyone to participate. If he s correct about the industry s direction of travel then the changes ahead are nothing short of revolutionary. The days of having one company try and do everything is over in my opinion.

We all need to collectively move forward. I think in five years when we look back at the industry, we ll have two ways of looking at it. One person will say: Why did we miss it, why didn t we see what was happening? The other, more interesting way is: How did we use our imagination, how did we change the rules, set the agenda and change the industry? We need to think as a community. We need to start innovating together, and we can move a lot faster. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals.

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The Axis Partner Showcase to return with integrated solutions from 35 vendors

Installers and integrators Axis Communications is inviting security installers and integrators to attend its Axis Partner Showcase event in October. Scheduled for 11 October 2017 in Manchester, the open day will showcase technologies from 35 vendors that integrate with Axis surveillance solutions. The products on show, which will encompass fields beyond security, will include the latest in retail analytics, behavioural analysis, hosted services and cybersecurity, among other areas.

Confirmed exhibitors include Morphean, Milestone Systems, Genetec and ASSA Abloy. Axis ran its first Axis Partner Showcase in 2015 and said feedback was overwhelmingly positive. New possibilities As connectivity and the integration of products continues, the security needs of businesses change opening up new possibilities, said Daren Lang, regional manager of business development for Northern Europe at Axis Communications. Our strategies and solutions must therefore change to meet the new opportunities created. We are thrilled to announce the return of the Axis Partner Showcase. This event is designed to demonstrate how our partners, in conjunction with Axis, can deliver solutions that stand the test of time whether looking at the shift from forensic to real time analysis, how to deal with issues around cybersecurity, or keeping pace with new regulations such as GDPR. As security requirements shift, we see an increasing demand for alternative solutions. Instead of focusing on surveillance alone, businesses are increasingly seeking ways in which smart systems can be integrated, ensuring technology is flexible and future facing. This is how we help ensure that technology is not only fit for purpose, but fit for the future.

Atul Rajput, regional director for Northern Europe at Axis Communications, said: The pace of innovation is core to Axis philosophy and is of critical importance to keep each of our customers and partners up-to-date with the technology available today as well as its potential for tomorrow. Our showcase event brings this under one roof, providing the best forum available to experience these innovations in person. The Axis Partner Showcase takes place on 11 October 2017, between 10am and 4pm, at Tenants Hall, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN.

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Video-surveillance-as-a-service solution emerges from Digital Barriers-Morphean collaboration

VSaaS Digital Barriers government-accredited video analytics and facial recognition solutions will now be available as part of a video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) solution across Morphean s video surveillance platform. The collaboration will see Morphean a Swiss leader in video monitoring and surveillance platforms become the first European-based business intelligence and video management platform provider to offer the SmartVis video analytics suite as a VSaaS solution. By employing Digital Barriers SmartVis analytics, Morphean can rapidly augment safety and security capabilities across our clients assets, leveraging the latest in AI analytics, no matter how large the enterprise or how challenging the environment, said Rodrigue Zbinden, CEO of Morphean.

Said Manuel Magalhaes, vice president of global alliances at Digital Barriers: This collaboration with Morphean underscores the significant technical lead that SmartVis has over its competition. Morphean s surveillance and business intelligence platform across large-scale retail unlocks a brand new market for Digital Barriers, one that complements our engagements with defence and law enforcement customers around the world. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals.

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Qognify announces deeper integration with Bosch s suite of network cameras

Integration PSIM pioneer Qognify has expanded the integration of its Situator and VisionHub platforms with Bosch s network security cameras. Operators can control and manage Bosch cameras centrally through Situator, including PTZ and PTZ-like control for moving and fixed cameras, automatic triggering of processes when predefined incidents occur based on pre-defined alarm rules. These rules are based on video analytics built into the camera, playback via local camera storage and camera tampering detection.

The integration of Bosch s FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000 camera with Qognify VisionHub gives customers access to dewarping technology that eliminates fish eye lens distortion, provides 360 of view without blind spots, and an undistorted overview image. Customers can digitally pan, tilt and zoom to focus on details without sacrificing the bigger picture, says Qognify. A single device can accommodate wide coverage and achieve a normal view from an otherwise distorted or reversed image. Bosch intelligent dynamic noise reduction, meanwhile, optimises storage capacity and eases network load. Distinguishing between noise and relevant information, it only uses bandwidth when required and slashes the camera s bitrate by up to 50% and therefore the total cost of ownership. VisionHub also helps security departments avoid network overload during working hours thanks to the automated, scheduled transfer from camera on-board storage to the centre. It also restores missing video from the camera s on-board storage. Qognify s VisionHub integrates with the video analytics platform built-in to Bosch cameras. The integration also supports the central operation, on the recorder, of Qognify s video analytics suite.

Qognify says the combination of edge-based analytics (courtesy of Bosch) and server-based analytics (from Qognify) gives designers of CCTV solutions maximum flexibility. When mission-critical solutions are involved, it is essential that stringent quality checks are taken. Qognify s solutions were tested to excel in multiple integrations, said Rudolf Spielberger, head of the integration partner program at Bosch Security Systems. Our strategic cooperation with Qognify is substantially enhancing the levels of security and delivering clear and quantifiable business advantages to our customers. Eran Noam, VP of global strategic partnerships of Qognify, said: We are committed to advancing integration with leading technology partners and are proud of our integration with Bosch to yield a complete, tested and field-proven solution. It s important that organizations have confidence in integrations so they can leverage the broad range of excellent, integrated products in today s security marketplace. Free download: The video surveillance report 2017 Sponsored by IDIS The Video Surveillance Report 2017 covers all things video surveillance based on a poll of hundreds of security professionals.

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Redvision s RV30 X-Series cameras integrate with Digifort s platform

Integration Set analytics profiles are now available on each Redvision RV30 pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) dome cameras preset, using the newly-integrated Digifort video management software. Redvision s RV30 X-Series rugged PTZ dome cameras now integrate with open platform, video management software provider Digifort, available exclusively through the Security Buying Group. Target markets and applications include retail, public areas, transport, defence, education, prisons, stadiums and industry.

The integration with Digifort allows operators to operate the cameras at variable speeds, with flexible control, as well as display, storage and channel expansion options. Remote configuration In addition the dome s wiper, infrared and white light illumination can be switched on automatically, manually or scheduled using the Digifort client. All dome pre-sets and tours can be configured remotely. Comprehensive analytics profiles can be set up for each rugged dome preset. Digifort s video management software reads the x, y and z coordinates of the PTZ preset so users can assign individual analytics profiles to each PTZ preset. The analytics set up in scheduled presets and preset tours can be tailored to different operation such as daytime, night, weekend, holiday and alarm. Dermot Grace, managing director of Redvision, says: Digifort gives customers a robust, server-based recording and control platform for the X-Series, with the ability to enhance system effectiveness and operation using advanced, easily set up, analytics. Redvision s RV30 X-Series of rugged PTZ cameras provide full high definition video stream recording, with lower resolution sub-streams for efficient, remote control, display and transmission. The RV30 range has 1080p and 720p resolution options and people can be identified at 40-60 metres.

Redvision RV30 cameras have also recently been integrated with the Meyertech FUSION Eclipse recording and control platform. Check out the latest solutions from Redvision at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Redvision on stand D1150.

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ASSA ABLOY s Aperio locks now integrate with Tyco access control systems

integration news A technology partnership between ASSA ABLOY, which provides door locks, and Tyco Security Products has enabled the integration of Aperio wireless lock technology with Tyco s security and event management system. The integration ensures Aperio wireless RFID locks communicate with Tyco s C-CURE 9000 via iSTAR Ultra door controllers. Aperio locks have no need for additional wiring so can be installed in doors and entrances with little disruption to operations.

A link between iSTAR Ultra door controllers and an Aperio wireless hub enables the locks to communicate directly with C-CURE 9000, which is updated in real-time to ensure control of and visibility of activities at doors and entrances at all times. AES 128-bit encryption ensures data security. Rafael Schrijvers, access control product marketing manager, EMEA, for Tyco Security Products, says: C-CURE 9000 and Aperio wireless locks are increasingly being specified to work together on a wide range of security projects. The deep level of integration achieved between the two technologies will ensure systems integrators will now find it much easier to implement a combined solution. A similar level of integration has already been achieved between ASSA ABLOY s Aperio and Tyco Security Products Kantech Entrapass and CEM AC2000 access control software. Software House security and event management systems from Tyco Security Products are part of Johnson Controls, a global technology and industrial firm. Software House s C-CURE software portfolio works with various reliable controllers to provide security and event management. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Register here to attend IFSEC International where you will be able to take advantage of our meetings service, allowing you to select and meet with the manufacturers you want to see and with 600 companies exhibiting you are not short on choice. There are also discounts of up to 20% across a large range of products at the show, helping you to get the best value for your money.

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CES 2017: What homeowners wish security installers knew about home automation

CES 2017: What Homeowners Wish Security Installers Knew About Home Automation

No one could argue that we re not in the throes of a big shift for home security. The emergence of smart security has for the most part, been a good thing: it s allowed for more adaptable cameras and accurate alarms, and given homeowners more control over their systems while they re away from the home. However, it s also left many homeowners struggling to keep up with devices and developments.

Where before, the main model for security was through a professional monitoring service and alarm, today s homeowners have a wide range of options available at their fingertips everything from self-service DIY cameras and locks to smart monitoring services through a professional security provider. Consumer surveys show that the vast majority of customers still prefer a professional service to one they set up and monitor by themselves, but security services will need to adapt if they want to remain competitive with DIY systems Consumer surveys show that the vast majority of customers still prefer a professional service to one they set up and monitor by themselves, but security services will need to adapt if they want to remain competitive with DIY systems. Here s how security professionals can meet the changing needs of homeowners in the burgeoning era of IoT. How to install DIY equipment As it gets bundled into the rest of the home IoT universe, there s more of a tendency for homeowners to view security equipment as another branch of their home s automation, rather than as a separate system. While professionally installed security systems offer homeowners many pros namely, 24/7 monitoring the DIY market is definitely growing. Buying and installing equipment on their own allows homeowners to pick and choose their own products and ensure that what they re buying is compatible with home hubs and other devices. And the ability to avoid monthly fees is tempting enough that many are willing to risk going without constant surveillance. That doesn t mean that homeowners don t need professional assistance, however it just means that monitoring services may need to adapt their business model to include DIY setups. embedded content For instance, a system like LiveWatch Plug & Protect is a DIY device with professional monitoring capabilities.

Those installers that support similar devices will profit in the future, particularly since homeowners have questions about how amateur installations affect insurance rates. At the very least, security companies should allow homeowners more freedom to customize systems with the devices and services they really want, else they lose more customers to the DIY market. In one case a journalist was able to hack into a youth development centre s security system simply by entering the word admin for the username and password How to prevent IT security flaws Should I install my own firewall? How can I keep my password more secure? Can this equipment be hacked? A quick Google search reveals hundreds of reports of hacked or dangerously vulnerable home security systems. IT sites just love to take these devices and prove how easily they can be broken into in one case a journalist was able to hack into a youth development centre s security system simply by entering the word admin for the username and password. And although that might seem like a rare case, the truth is, most homeowners are terrible at picking secure passwords. A LinkedIn hack this spring revealed that the favorite password was 123456 used by over 700,000 accounts.

WiFi setup too, opens homeowners up to flaws, leaving routers unencrypted, or firmware badly out of date. Many homeowners know that they re in over their head when it comes to securing networks and devices, but they don t exactly know where to turn for help. Here, again, security services could help. In fact, when the security provider alarm.com questioned homeowners about what they wanted from smart device makers, they found that better customer support was high on their list. A whopping 85 percent said they d be more interested in smart home products if they could count on reliable support. Integrating IT services into professional security systems would definitely be a way for providers to edge out the do-it-yourself model, since a trained professional could not only help users set up systems securely, but also answer questions during a security event. How to set up home applets Thanks to the integration of the IFTTT if this, then that protocol into smart devices like Alexa, Nest, and Whirlpool, homeowners will soon be accustomed to applets, collections of actions triggered by a unique event. Many devices on the market are moving to this philosophy of smart device control: managing groups of actions as scenes , for instance. Saying the word bedtime aloud can set off a variety of security-related events: locking the doors and windows, setting the alarm, turning on security lights outdoors.

As the popularity of IoT security grows, professional installers can help homeowners by learning how to program and customize popular applets. That means they also might need to grow more familiar with the capabilities and limitations of other, non-security-related devices, so that homeowners can organize actions more fluidly. All in all, the more flexible security providers can make their services, the better off they ll be in the coming years, capturing those homeowners who want professional security advice, but don t want to pay the price in poor device compatibility and capabilities. Bryn Huntpalmer lives in Austin, Texas where she currently works as editor-in-chief of Modernize with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence. Download: The Video Surveillance Report 2016 This exclusive report covers the security needs of surveillance systems as shaped by the physical environment including: What do security professionals think about plug-and-play systems Challenges like low-light conditions or large spaces and the threats posed in various sectors Which cutting-edge features such as mobile access, PTZ smart controls or 4K resolution are most important to security professionals What are the most important factors driving upgrades and would end users consider an upgrade to HD analogue Download the full report here.

Genie CCTV: British-born, global reputation story of a versatile security company

Genie CCTV: British-born, Global Reputation   Story Of A Versatile Security Company

Designing, manufacturing and distributing security solutions with customers in more than 30 countries, Hertfordshire-based Genie CCTV is highly versatile and a true British success story. Who is Genie CCTV? Based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, Genie CCTV designs, manufactures and distributes a range of professional security products, including HD-SDI cameras and accessories, network IP equipment, access control devices and CCTV solutions.

Its 22,000 square-foot head office building is equipped with self-contained demonstration and training facilities. Incorporated in March 2001, the company is a family-run business with an international reputation, exporting to more than 30 countries. Products are sold through its nationwide and worldwide network of security distribution partners. It is reported to have a net worth of 1.16m, which has remained steady over recent years. After-care service and installers Genie s products have been used in a variety of applications, including retail, healthcare, rail, haulage, aviation and sea freight industries. Said to hold ISO 9001 accreditation , the firm prides itself on product quality and service, on-time delivery, and few returned products and complaints. The company also describes itself as well-equipped to support installers. It says it provides full after-sales support and technical back-up through its own in-house team, who are said to have many years of installation experience. embedded content The CCTV Eco Trailer from Genie CCTV Products and services A regular exhibitor at IFSEC, the company used its stand at the 2016 show to display its CCTV Eco Trailer for mobile surveillance.

This follows on from its self-powered wireless CCTV solution, the Solarguard RD . Showcased at IFSEC 2015, this rapid-deployment system provides CCTV surveillance for applications and environments where mains power or fixed wired communication are not readily available. The system incorporates self-generated solar power from military-specification photovoltaic panels on the trailer, which makes it a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution. It can accommodate a choice of cameras on a hydraulic mast, which can be extended up to six metres high, says Genie. As well as its recent focus on environmentally friendly mobile technology, the company used IFSEC 2016 to showcase its ANPR technology, body-worn camera, Virdi-integrated access control solutions and CCTV systems. In the same month as IFSEC, the company announced two important partnerships. The first agreement, signed with FST Biometrics , enables Genie to offer the In Motion Identification solution in the UK. In Motion Identification is described as the latest technology for seamless and non-invasive identification use for access control. The technology is said to use a fusion of facial recognition, behavioural analytics and voice analytics, and it is able to identify authorised individuals from a distance and in-motion.

The system, says Genie, provides a seamless access experience, which is accurate, reliable and non-intrusive. Using FST Biometrics core software, IMID Access , which serves as the backbone of In Motion Identification, Genie is able to provide identity management and access-control solutions, advanced visitor management, fraud detection, remote monitoring, and more. embedded content The second partnership saw the firm join up with SureView to integrate its Command Centre software platform, Immix, with Genie CCTV s hardware solutions. Immix is a software product that operates primarily in central stations and private command centres. It is said to consolidate a wide range of security products into a powerful but easy-to-use operator interface. It is designed to deliver new video-based services to customers and complements investment in existing security and automation systems. Genie has also recently released Biomerge-PX2 , approved interface utility software for the company s Virdi range of biometric readers and Paxton s Net2 controller. As part of the product support package, Genie is introducing a compulsory Biomerge-PX2 training session for integrators, which, in turn, will provide clients with a list of approved integrators across the UK and Europe. The Biomerge-PX2 training aims to ensure that integrators are fully acquainted with the integration requirements for: Paxton s Net2; biometric software/hardware; fingerprint enrolment; time and attendance; and the Biomerge utility software.

Genie CCTV auto-focus bullet camera, the WIP3BVAF Another recent product from Genie is an auto-focus bullet camera, the WIP3BVAF, which has been added to the company s Wish IP range. Described as a 3 megapixel auto-focus IP vandal-resistant camera, the unit comes with a 2.8 12mm auto-focus varifocal lense and has a 30 50m IR range. Focusing a camera manually, particularly high-resolution megapixel cameras, can be a laborious task. The company believes the camera s auto-focus feature can reduce installation time, support easy set-up and deliver high-quality images.

18-Port DC12V 20A Wall Mount Boxed PSU Eco-friendly solutions As evident from its eco-friendly solutions highlighted above, the company also prides itself on its environmental policy and says it is committed to leading the security industry in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment. The key points of its environmental strategy are: minimise waste by evaluating its operations and ensuring they are always efficient; minimise toxic emissions through the selection and use of its fleet and the source of its power requirements; actively promote recycling, both internally and externally; source and promote products that minimise the environmental impact of both production and distribution; meet or exceed environmental legislation that relates to the company; and use an accredited programme to offset any greenhouse gas emissions generated by its activities.

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