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S2 Security launches cloud-based S2 Cumulus

System monitoring S2 Security has launched a cloud-based service for management and monitoring of S2 products as well as critical communication between people, devices and third-party systems. S2 Cumulus features system health monitoring, software license management, remote software updates and automatic alerts to changes in system status. S2 Secuity, a specialist in enterprise physical security solutions says the cloud gives it scope to develop services like virtual credential acquisition and management, video stream sharing, remote mustering and communication with third-party systems.

Integrators, who can organise and view critical information about registered S2 systems from a centralised dashboard, can be notified of changes in system status via email or text message alerts, thereby detecting and resolving problems faster. Software updates and licence management/renewals can be performed remotely thus lowering costs related to onsite visits. S2 Cumulus supports S2 NetBox series access control and event monitoring systems, S2 NetVR series video management systems and the S2 Magic Monitor unified client.

All S2 product lines will become compatible by the end of 2018. Cumulus represents an enormous advantage for S2 system owners, said John L Moss, CEO of the S2 Security. We ve created the backbone for providing new cloud services to our integrators, our end users and our end users people.

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OPTEX revamps VX Shield (VXS) outdoor intrusion sensor

Product upgrade Sensor manufacturer OPTEX Europe has upgraded the VX Shield (VXS), its best-selling sensor. The outdoor intrusion detector, which provides 12m x 90-degree detection coverage, is easier to install, according to the Maidenhead-based company. New features Housing has been redesigned Rotation lock makes it easier to open/close the cover Sensor adjustment components are now blue to for easier identification of parts that manipulate sensor detection area.

Spirit level Automatic walk test mode starts upon closing the cover Two off the shelf colours white body with white front cover and black body with white front cover while front covers in black and silver also available to create multiple combinations Four models There are two PIR (passive infrared sensor) models VXS_AM and VXS-RAM and two dual-techs: VXS-DAM (wired) and VXS-RDAM (battery operated). Algorithm integrates PIR and microwave detection for digital triple layer detection, so upper and lower PIR detection areas and microwave detection area must be simultaneously crossed to generate an alarm High false alarm immunity in scenarios where sunlight is strong or ambient temperature high All four models are equipped with digitally-enhanced signal recognition logic and super multidimensional analysis (SMDA). Analysing detection patterns and environmental information, SMDA improves immunity against temperature changes or moving trees and vegetation, reducing risk of false alarms. And IR anti-masking detects objects covering or blocking the lens when monitoring the detector status. OPTEX says The new look housing for the VX Shield has made our most popular sensor even more appealing, said Jacques Vaarre, managing director of OPTEX, EMEA. And customers now have the option of customising their sensors with either black, white or silver covers. With these design options and new installation features such as the walk test mode and level indicator, we now have the all-round sensor of choice for all residential or small commercial sites. About OPTEX OPTEX offers high performance intrusion detection systems to help protect perimeters, sites, roofs and buildings. Featuring thermal detection, active infra-red, microwave, laser and Fiber Sensys s fibre optic technologies, OPTEX provides solutions for all types of environment.

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New cloud surveillance brand will revolutionise fight against fraudulent slip, trip and fall claims, says founder

VSaaS A new video-surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS) brand has been launched in partnership with Google Cloud. Ocucon promises users the facility to store, analyse and retrieve unlimited volumes of video surveillance footage for an unlimited number of cameras. Founder Gary Trotter says he saw an opportunity to protect businesses against fraudulent claims related to alleged slips, trips and falls that amount to more than 800 million a year.

Typically, businesses are restricted to saving 30 days of surveillance footage purely because of the sheer scale and size of the data, he explains. However, the threat of litigation and fraudulent claims many of which are received after 30 days has passed has resulted in increasing numbers of businesses needing to store their security footage for longer. Ocucon is the first cloud-based software system that processes and transmits unlimited amounts of CCTV footage into the cloud. Providing organisations with the flexibility to store uncapped amounts of data for as long as required will revolutionise the way in which businesses defend against wrongful allegations and will allow for greater post-recording video analytics that will ultimately generate significant security and business insights. Offering protection against theft, vandalism or fraudulent insurance claims, the new service is already generating significant interest among large retail chains and is expected to be of interest to any organisation capturing large amounts of CCTV data, such as transport hubs or local authorities. Key features include: Secure, affordable, long-term uncapped storage of HD video surveillance footage An easy-to-navigate portal providing near real-time and on-demand download access to video surveillance footage from the cloud, with date, time and camera search function All-encompassing surveillance and data intelligence solution via API access to industry-leading software partners Everseen and Facit analytics 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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Eagle Eye Networks introduces analytics to the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS

cloud surveillance Eagle Eye Networks has released the first phase of its video analytics platform, which offers users line crossing, intrusion detection and object counting functions within the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS. Businesses needn t necessarily replace existing cameras to install Eagle Eye Analytics, because it will function on any camera including analogue variants that is supported by the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS. Here are some advantages that the platform offers by dint of being cloud-based, according to Eagle Eye Networks: Cloud benefits Rapid deployment Users needn t install additional hardware or software to access the analytics, which are activated from the web dashboard or mobile app No requirement for on-site technicians, remote project management or system replacement Available to customers for as little as $4-5 per camera, per month Analytics functions Line crossing.

Detects when an object crosses a virtual line. Users can specify direction and can receive notifications. Useful for receiving notifications when a security boundary (eg a fence, restricted area or one-way road) is crossed. Also well suited to monitoring building entrances, loading docks and parking lots. Intrusion detection. Detects when an object encroaches into an area defined by the customer, generating an instant notification. Object counting. Counting how many objects cross a line in both directions, object counting is useful for counting cars as well as people. Total daily count and current count delta are displayed.

Offering benefits beyond just security, the analytics generates meaningful insights from which businesses especially retailers can optimise processes and enhance customer experience. Eagle Eye Networks says The Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS Analytics are a true cloud solution that are available on demand, per camera, instantly activated, and customers are only charged for what they use, says Eagle Eye Network s founder and CEO, Dean Drako. Over the next few years, customers will have the option to turn on more sophisticated analytics as Eagle Eye Networks cloud-based model leads the physical security industry in making analytics more functional and more accessible. A customer says If cloud-based solutions appeal to large enterprises on account of their rapid scalability, then smaller businesses that choose them often do so because they unburden them of so many system management and maintenance tasks. Aaron Diaz, owner of Gulf Coast Hardware stores in Southwest Florida, explains how he intends to deploy the new analytics platform: Our store is nearly 6,000 square feet with additional outside retail areas and I m really excited about the ability to receive alerts based on activity in areas I specify. The counting will come in handy for me to gain a better understanding of the number of visitors (daily), who may or may not make a purchase. About Eagle Eye Networks Founded in Austin, Texas in 2012, Eagle Eye Networks has in a short space of time become the undisputed leader of cloud-based video surveillance solutions in North America. Having acquired Panasonic Cloud Management Services Europe BV in June 2017, it can now claim dominance of the European market too. Eagle Eye Networks, which also has offices in Asia, supports cloud and on-premise recording as well as both digital and analogue cameras all accessed via the web or mobile applications.

The company says it offers bank-level security and encryption. Eagle Eye s RESTful API platform and Big Data Video Framework accommodates indexing, search, retrieval, and analysis of live and archived video. Eagle Eye s open Video API has facilitated integrations with alarm monitoring, third party analytics, security dashboards, and point of sale system integrations.

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S2 Security launches S2 Magic Monitor version 5

Unified security management S2 Security has launched version 5 of S2 Magic Monitor, which brings access control and video surveillance together with forensics, digital signage and real-time data feeds into a unified interface. New features Dynamic cells. Customise Magic Monitor to meet specific operational requirements and program with dynamic content such as interactive floor plans.

Follow events on screen by navigating through between and through various cameras. Supports touch screen-capable, responsive digital signage for general use throughout the enterprise in public areas such as lobbies and cafeterias Enhanced S2 NetBox access control and event monitoring system integration . Userw can view S2 NetBox systems and portals, drag and drop portals into Magic Monitor cells to view access history with photo identification and momentary unlock directly from the portal cell Extra third-party video management system support Now supports video management systems from Avigilon (Control Center 5 and 6), Milestone (2014, 2016 and 2017) and Tyco (exacqVision) S2 Security says Version 5 brings more advances than ever, allowing users to create maps, floor plans and command panels with amazing ease, says John L Moss, CEO of S2 Security. New support for Avigilon and Milestone 2017 video servers makes Magic Monitor a truly universal user interface for video surveillance applications. Availability S2 Security-certified integrators can already download version 5 via S2 Support Central. Visit the website to find out more. About S2 Security S2 Security Corporation specialises in IP-based access control, video management and mobile security management systems.

Products, which include S2 NetBox Series, S2 NetVR Series, S2 Magic Monitor, S2 Global and S2 Mobile Security Officer, are pitched to premises and businesses of all sizes, from small offices to global corporations with multiple sites.

S2 solutions operate on an open platform and support access control, video surveillance, alarm monitoring, temperature monitoring, intercom and digital signage.

Turn your employees into human security sensors: Qognify launches Qognify Extend

situational awareness Qognify has launched a range of integrated mobile solutions with which organisations can enhance situational awareness by harnessing field resources and responders. Cloud-based and powered by CloudScann, Qognify Extend effectively extends the reach, coverage and effectiveness of the control room by turning personnel and their smartphones into human sensors. Qognify Extend integrates with Qognify Situator, an open platform, situation management solution, and VisionHub, Qognify s video management system.

It also works as a standalone solution. Qognify Extend triggers incidents automatically in Situator, including textual, visual and geographic information captured by a smartphone. Features Advanced GIS capabilities display map location Video feed from surveillance cameras in area will pop-up and an adaptive response plan , based on organisation s best practices, guides operator actions Connectivity to VisionHub and Qognify s video analytics suite enhances automatic information analysis and takes effective action eg through apprehension of a suspect through Suspect Search. Qognify Extend modules SeeItSendIt: Field personnel can report into control room with their smartphones Live Video Broadcast: Personnel can broadcast live video directly to control room Dispatch : provides operators with simple Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) functionality, including locating closest guard, suggesting best route to the incident, sending notifications and comments to guards mobile phones. Personal Safety: Personal security features include monitoring an individual s progress along a route, immediate report of distress situations via a panic button, and raising an alert for any failure to arrive safely Qognify VICC (Visual Intelligence Command Center) a desktop application that collects and aggregates information from various mobile applications, presenting it on a map Qognify and CloudScann say We re proud to partner with Qognify, the leader in Situation Management, said Dan Kerning, CEO of CloudScann, a specialist in crowdsourcing, human intelligence and data mining for the enterprise market. . extending to the field is firstly about collecting invaluable information, yet the trick is establishing the link to the control room, and providing a new layer of data and intelligence, allowing operators to act faster to resolve them. Says Moti Shabtai, CEO and president of Qognify: The ubiquitous nature of smartphones together with their range of capabilities, makes them an ideal tool to leverage for improving security, safety and operations. Bringing these into Situator and VisionHub is a no-brainer, as it s the Qognify vision is to provide as many sources of information as possible- smartly. With Qognify Extend, organisations can literally extend coverage, turning personnel and their mobile phones into smart sensors.

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Wavestore launches version v6.8 of its video management software

VMS Wavestore has launched v6.8 of its open-platform, Linux-based video management software (VMS). The latest incarnation includes support for VMWare ESXi, which brings virtualization to the Wavestore VMS platform. Operators with virtual machines, which can license the VMS via the internet or a virtual-machine dongle, can reduce energy, software, and IT administration costs.

Version 6.8 also introduces to Wavestore s WaveView client software dynamic search and instant display of ad-hoc groups of devices. For instance, type in ground floor will filter down to all devices with ground floor in its name. Our one screen, total control philosophy drives us to ensure that our Partners can seamlessly bring a wide range of technologies together so that operators can easy work day-to-day with Wavestore s VMS , says Julian Inman, Head of Product Management. Wavestore s VMS running in a virtualised environment can even be used in conjunction with traditional Wavestore NVRs/HVRs and the operator can simply see and control the entire mixed group from a single screen if they wish. We bring together multiple devices, such as cameras, access control, intruder detection and advanced analytics; and now multiple server technologies all with the same easy to use front end to deliver a fully scalable and future-proof solution . The latest version of Wavestore s VMS will now integrate with the latest smart IP camera feature sets from Hikvision and Uniview, the AllGoVision analytics suite, while individual detection zones from Optex Redscan detectors can now be associated with specific actions. Now shipping with all new orders, Wavestore v6.8 is available as an upgrade for existing users with active upgrade bundles. The package comes in a block of six successive in-version upgrades without any time limit imposed. 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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Digital Barriers launches first live facial recognition system for body-worn cameras

law enforcement Digital Barriers has launched the world s first live facial recognition system for body-worn law enforcement cameras. SmartVis Identifier, which brings together Digital Barriers video-streaming platform EdgeVis and analytics solution SmartVis, is targeted at the defence, security and law enforcement markets. It provides real-time facial recognition against multiple watch lists and databases.

Already available for standard smartphones, SmartVis has been adapted to run live on Digital Barriers body-worn cameras that are designed for frontline law enforcement. SmartVis facial recognition has been designed to do the job that traditional facial recognition systems cannot: to work in the real world, in real time, says Zak Doffman, CEO of Digital Barriers. Never before has frontline policing been offered live facial recognition on the type of everyday body worn cameras now being widely deployed. Customers at the forefront of security and defence have already deployed this technology and describe it as a game-changer . embedded content Able only to record, not live stream, footage, most body-worn devices are effective for evidence management after the fact, but cannot aid in the protection of officers if they are put in harms way as incidents unfold. EdgeVis delivers low latency and low bandwidth streaming, including over-the-air access to device recordings and GPS locational data. SmartVis Identifier supports, when required, every interaction, every stop and search, every arrest with real-time facial recognition. Digital Barriers says the solution removes human error and plugs resourcing gaps, thereby broadening the scope of facial recognition deployments. SmartVis Identifier will be available alongside EdgeVis on Digital Barriers body-worn devices and for selected service providers and camera/device manufacturers under licence.

Digital Barriers provides zero-latency streaming and analysis of secure video and related intelligence over wireless networks. To reduce bandwidth consumption the company harnesses a mixture of cellular, satellite, IP mesh and cloud networks. Founded in 2009, the company has its origins in military applications but now sells fixed and mobile solutions for covert, remote and wide-area deployments to law enforcement and the commercial security industry too. 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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CSL unveils DualCom MiniAir: the smallest radio communicator yet

product launch CSL has launched the smallest radio communicator in the fire and security monitoring market. DualCom MiniAir can use all mobile networks via CSL s WorldSIM to signal an alarm from protected premises. Keyholders can receive alerts direct to their smartphone.

Fitting into any existing or legacy control panel, MiniAir is pitched as affordable upgrade to bells-only systems for residential premises. In common with other CSL products, it is supported by the Gemini platform, which handles more than one billion calls in the security sector each month and helps to protect nearly half a million premises throughout Europe. MiniAir is an easy to install solution saving valuable engineer time, whilst also offering installers a cost-effective bells-only upgrade and the opportunity to increase their valuable monitoring contracts, says CSL sales director Rob Evans.

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