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Dell EMC Q&A: “Customers don’t want vendors pointing the finger at each other when there’s a problem; they want integrated…

Dell EMC specialises in hybrid cloud and big-data solutions that are built on converged infrastructure, servers, storage and cybersecurity technologies for enterprise customers. Nicholas Thermenos, the company s director of sales and marketing for surveillance and security in the Americas, spoke to our US-based media partner SecuritySolutionsWatch about the video surveillance landscape and how the industry is meeting soaring demand for video data storage. SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Thank you for joining us today, Nick.

Before drilling down into how Dell EMC is making the world safer, please tell us about your background. Nicholas Thermenos: Since joining Dell EMC I ve been in a variety of technology leadership positions. I m currently responsible for our video surveillance sales strategy and business for the Americas. Prior to joining Dell EMC I spent 11 years at Microsoft in both technical and business leadership roles. SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Manchester, Paris, Boston the security environment has never been more challenging. What trends are you seeing in the field with your customers as the never-ending race continues to make better decisions faster vs. the bad guys? Nicholas Thermenos: Video Surveillance is going through a fast-paced digital transformation from low cost, decentralized data repositories to true Enterprise Class, centralized infrastructure requirements. The increase in IP cameras, retention times, and the assurance that data will be available when needed, is moving customers to find new way to retain, store and access video surveillance data.

Business leaders are beginning to recognize that there are valuable insights to be gained from the vast amount of data that is being collected. Customers, particular business leaders, are looking to capitalize on the data contained in these video images. Both of these trends are changing the landscape of storing and accessing video. Read the full interview on SecuritySolutionsWatch.com 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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Watch: Simon Banks of CSL at IFSEC 2017

Watch our interview with CSL co-founder and group MD Simon Banks at IFSEC 2017. Founding the company in 1996, Simon Banks has overseen CSL s ascendance to become the largest supplier of alarm signalling services in the UK. Banks was once again named among the industry s most influential figures by IFSEC Global.

Watch more videos from IFSEC 2017 here. embedded content 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.

Further topics covered include: The network cameras hijack during the 2017 presidential inauguration, updates on the forthcoming EU data protection law (the GDPR), ultra-low light cameras versus thermal cameras and much more.

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Aurora debuts long range facial recognition sensor at IFSEC 2017

IFSEC 2017 launch Facial recognition technology developer Aurora has unveiled at IFSEC 2017 a long range sensor that extends near infrared capabilities to a wider range of distances, making it suitable for more applications. Queue management, surveillance and VIP identification are possible applications with the technological advance. Aurora s specialist biometric imaging and illumination technology is designed to work with the latest versions of the company s deep learning-based facial recognition engines.

With its near IR -based facial recognition, Aurora has logged millions of successful events in applications, including time and attendance, airport passenger management and access control. Now, the company s core technology, FaceSentinel LR, uses high speed global shutter technology and a high brightness near-IR ceramic flash to deliver HDR still frames to Aurora s facial recognition engine. Aurora s head of sales and marketing Gary James says FaceSentinel LR addresses issues common in the operation of facial recognition with visible light CCTV images. This can hinder accuracy in situations where the subject s face is not directly looking at the camera. James says: The sensor is highly compact, with very low power consumption, despite its powerful output and processing ability. This extends the operational range of our IR face recognition capability fivefold, opening up many new applications such as queue monitoring and covert identification. At IFSEC Aurora is also showcasing its FaceSentinel sensor integrated with the Fastlane Glassgate 300 turnstile, operating in both token-free Identification mode that allows registered users access simply by looking at the sensor and Verification mode, which adds a biometric layer to the functionality of any access control system. FaceSentinel uses artificial and infrared light to achieve unparalleled facial recognition speed, accuracy and reliability. Aurora s facial recognition technology is used throughout Heathrow Airport for boarding pass verification as well as within British Airways domestic self-boarding gates.

Integrated Design Limited (IDL) is the designer and manufacturer of Fastlane Turnstiles and Door Detective anti-tailgating products, and has over 30 years of experience and a worldwide on and installation network. At IFSEC International 2017, FaceSentinel and FaceSentinel LR are running on Integrated Design Limited s stand E1550. The company makes turnstiles and door tailgating detection products.

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US regulator and healthcare sector fear medical device hacks

IoT The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and medical device makers are expecting more hacking attacks, according to an in-depth piece published by The Hill. Tens of millions of electronic health records have been compromised in recent years, with hospitals and health insurers hit by hackers. Now attention is turning to vulnerabilities in medical devices like pacemakers and insulin pumps that could make them susceptible to hacking.

The FDA is coordinating with other agencies on how to respond if a medical device hack were to occur. This is what we said to manufacturers; one should consider the environment a hostile environment, there are constant attempts at intrusion and they have to be hardened, said Suzanne Schwartz, associate director for science and strategic partnerships at the FDA s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Potentially fatal overdose In 2016, healthcare brand Johnson & Johnson told its customers that its insulin pumps had a security vulnerability that hackers could potentially use to access the device, which has a wireless controller, and cause a potentially fatal overdose of insulin. Wireless connection can be an easy access point for hackers. However, so far there have been no known cases of medical-device hacking causing patient harm, according to Zach Rothstein, associate vice president at the Advanced Medical Technology Association. Hackers can tap into a hospital, through an unsecured wireless printer, for example, and access the entire system, or take over a hospital s electronic records or lock them out of their website until a ransom is paid. In just the last few years we ve seen more than a hundred million health records of American citizens breached in a couple of well-publicised incidents, Terry Rice, vice president of IT risk management and chief information security officer at Merck & Company, told the Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee recently. Rice, who sits on the Healthcare Industry Cybsecurity Task Force, believes the cybersecurity problem is significantly underreported in the healthcare industry. Reputational harm He also said organisations are unlikely to report security incidents if not required to do so because of the potential reputational harm that might occur.

The FDA says in its premarket guidance that it recognises that medical device security is a shared responsibility between stakeholders, including healthcare facilities, patients, providers, and manufacturers of medical devices. FDA guidance on medical devices also says manufacturers have an obligation to consider the cybersecurity of their devices during design and throughout the operating life of that device, potentially providing the basis for someone to allege that manufacturers have a duty to do more to secure devices. Information sharing can protect against hacking attempts. Healthcare providers, manufacturers and others are part of a group that update their defences against common threats, while congress and the industry both promote healthcare information sharing, to get it up to par with other industries, such as financial services. The problem is aggravated by the very low level of cybersecurity at hospitals in general lack of segregation and access rights, missing security patches and updates, missing or weak encryption, insecure authentication, default or weak passwords. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO, High-Tech Bridge Both the FDA and industry are hiring cybersecurity experts, with many companies also using coordinated disclosure where researchers or white hat hackers can report vulnerabilities directly to the company instead of making them public. The medical device industry, I would say in the last two-and-a-half years or so, has gone from general understanding of the issue, general participation to extreme awareness and participation in cybersecurity efforts, Rothstein said. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of web security company High-Tech Bridge says that ransomware, has not historically target hospitals and insurance firms, though he concedes that targeted attacks against healthcare institutions may increase in the near future as the victims usually have no other choice but to pay without a delay. The vulnerability of connected medical devices to hacking depends on various factors.

Such devices are usually made without any precaution in terms of information security but the hacker usually has to be near the device or at least inside of the hospital wireless network. However Kolochenko agrees these types of hacks could increase. He adds: The problem is aggravated by the very low level of cybersecurity at hospitals in general lack of segregation and access rights, missing security patches and updates, missing or weak encryption, insecure authentication, default or weak passwords. Connected medical devices should be strictly and severely regulated by governments, and their manufacturers should bear the liability for any negligence or carelessness during the manufacturing process otherwise medicine will become an extremely dangerous activity within the next decade. Ensure a solid security strategy at Borders & Infrastructure Expo Join other high-end security professionals at the launch of Borders & Infrastructure Expo, in conjunction with Europe s most renowned security event, IFSEC International, addressing your critical needs for large-scale security projects. By attending, you ll access leading security providers showcasing the latest advancements in both physical and cyber solutions. Click here to register your place now to join us at London Excel on 20 22 June 2017.

Mobotix launches new Mx6: the most powerful 6MP camera system yet

Mobotix is starting series production of its new Mx6 6MP camera line with outdoor dual cameras. The Mx6 line is compatible with the outdoor dual cameras M16, D16, S16 and V16. In terms of outer appearance, the models look exactly the same as the x15 cameras, which are still available, but use a more powerful computer processing unit (CPU) that produces up to twice as many images per second at the same resolution.

For instance, in full high definition the cameras deliver up to 34 frames per second, which enables better capture of quick movements. Not only faster, the new camera line also has more capacity for software applications such as three dimensional motion analysis and license plate capture in the camera. Regular software updates ensure the performance of the intelligent camera system continually improves, making the Mx6 camera system a smart investment. H.264 accommodated Mx6 cameras simultaneously deliver video data in up to three different formats: MxPEG, MJPEG and, for the first time, H.264. This allows Mobotix users to choose the right codec for their application. MxPEG can fulfil requirements for high image quality or H.264 can be used to achieve compatibility with the industry standard. Mx6 cameras also offer basic functions in keeping with ONVIF, a global open interface standard and the next firmware update will achieve complete ONVIF compatibility. The Mx6 camera system is more flexible due to RTSP/Multicast, which enables simultaneous camera access for any number of users without reducing the frame rate. The camera system with H.264/ONVIF opens up new application and integration options for partners and end customers.

The Mx6 system makes much of what makes Mobotix unique even better. The dual core processor architecture has allowed us to achieve the most processing power that a Mobotix camera system has ever had, the highest frame rate, intelligent 3D motion detection and even more capacity for software applications on the camera, says the company s CTO Dr Oliver Gabel. The standard version of the M16 AllroundDual features two light-sensitive sensor modules to deliver sharp colour videos and high-contrast black and white videos, even in poor light conditions. The M16 Thermal has a thermal image sensor that detects moving objects, even in total darkness. A second image sensor module can be added at any time to reliably identify objects, even in poor lighting. The thermal radiometry function can be used to detect fire or heat sources. The combination of a modular double-sensor and FlexMount technologies, means the S16 FlexMount covers two areas and remains virtually invisible. The S16 is used for customised installations. The D16 is a DualDome camera with two image sensors that are suitable for a wide range of applications, due to the range of viewing options, including a 180 version with an extra-wide panorama view or as a day/night model.

Next Mobotix plans to introduce the Mx6 series single lens models. Due to decentralised system architecture the new Mx6 dual cameras not only deliver sharp images, but also analyse the collected data, recognise hazards, trigger actions to protect against risks and prevent financial loss through theft, vandalism or fire. Check out Mobotix s latest products in the flesh at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Mobotix on stand D900. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Register to attend IFSEC International where you will be able to network with over 30,000 of your industry peers, meeting new suppliers and gaining access to the latest and best security products to hit the market, helping you gain a competitive advantage over your competitors. You will also be able to get hands on to test and trial the latest technology at the Installer World Zone, which is sponsored by Risco Group , so that you can select not only the best priced products but you will be confident that it works for you.

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Axis Communications launches discreet indoor FA series and expands P13 series

product launch Axis Communications has introduced new and improved camera products in response to demand from some customers for discreet multi-view surveillance and detailed surveillance of large areas. The AXIS FA series is designed with modular cameras for highly discreet video surveillance that is also cost-effective, because one camera system provides coverage of several areas. The company has also expanded its P13 series with three new additions that offer 4K resolution in full frame rate.

The cameras can cover large areas and reproduce images in high quality detail. Axis will demonstrate the new cameras at ISC West 2017 in Las Vegas in April. The AXIS FA series and the additions to the P13 series will be available through distributors from May. Verticals/sectors City and public transportation surveillance Retail security Building surveillance and access control Home security AXIS FA series features AXIS FA series enables discreet, multi-view indoor surveillance of four closely situated areas using a single camera system. The main unit can stream at full frame rate HDTV 1080p videos from four connected sensor units at the same time, using one IP address. The AXIS FA series is modular, made up of the following separately sold units: AXIS FA54 main unit AXIS FA1105 sensor unit with a standard lens AXIS FA1125 sensor unit with a pinhole lens AXIS FA4115 dome sensor unit with a varifocal lens. AXIS FA captures video with forensic wide dynamic range (WDR) even in low light and in motion. The AXIS FA54 also has the capacity to support advanced video analytics, and has an HDMI output for connection to a surveillance or public view monitor, ideal for retail applications. The sensor units can be hidden in surfaces, structures or devices.

Installed at eye level the can provide video monitoring at building entrances without drawing attention. The sensor units come with an 8-m (26 ft.) cable for connection to an AXIS FA54. Axis Communications says By separating the sensor unit from the camera body, the sensor units can fit into tight spaces and blend in with the environment for unobtrusive surveillance. The pinhole sensor unit is especially useful at entrances for capturing people s faces at eye level, says Erik M rtensson, global product manager for modular cameras at Axis Communications. AXIS P13 series features The indoor AXIS P1367 and outdoor AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1368-E network cameras are additions to the highly-respected AXIS P13 fixed-box series. With improved light sensitivity, better image quality and higher frame rate, these cameras can provide up to 4K resolution images in large open areas with challenging light conditions, such as arrival halls at train stations, crowded city areas or car parks. The system comprises: AXIS P1367/-E support CS and i-CS lenses 4K AXIS P1368-E is delivered with i-CS lens as standard AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1368-E have specifically been designed for outdoor use, deploying a mechanical platform that allows for easier access to connectors and cabling and free up space for optional lenses Built-in camera rails increase the flexibility of the camera, allowing larger zoom lenses to be installed, delivering greater detail as required Axis Communications says The lightweight AXIS P1367-E and AXIS P1368-E are examples of real outdoor cameras. It s not just a camera put inside a housing, but for the first time we have developed an outdoor-ready CS-mount camera from scratch. This has enabled a highly flexible camera system that can use zoom lenses or even Axis Corridor Format when customers want to view a vertical image and not waste precious screen real estate and bandwidth, explains Andres Vigren, global product manager for fixed box cameras at Axis Communications.

Check out the latest solutions from Axis Communications at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find Axis Communications on stand E1000. Get your free badge now. Join other high-end security professionals at the launch of Borders & Infrastructure Expo In conjunction with Europe s most renowned security event , IFSEC International, B&I is addressing your critical needs for large scale security projects affecting national security, integrated systems, border protection and much more. You will have access to test the latest security innovations in; Physical & perimeter, Barriers & bollards, Command & control, Emergency response, Cyber solutions, Drones & UAVs, Transport security and much more.

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Security Officer Jobs in Waltham Abbey

Is it in you to be a prison officer ?

Prison Officers
HMP Pentonville & HMP Wormwood Scrubs, London
Up to 32,486 in the first year + excellent benefits Working in a prison isn t for everyone. But if you re one of the few with the right blend of qualities, it s a secure and very rewarding career.

Do you have what it takes? Firstly, you ll need great communication skills. You ll have to deal with all kinds of situations and your ability to listen well and make yourself clearly understood will be vital.

Self-confidence, personal integrity and emotional intelligence are also a must, along with plenty of discipline and physical stamina

Security Guarding – Bluestone Security Services

Security Guarding - Bluestone Security Services
We are well known for a first class service and customer care where our trained management team are on hand to give advice and to deal with any concerns that may arise fast and efficiently.

Protecting your business against criminal activity not only saves you the cost of related property but also the indirect costs related to job delays, downtime, and increased insurance premiums among many valuable benefits and services. Our Security Guards provide a visible deterrent to criminal s excellent surveillance of the premises, controlling site access/egress for personal and vehicles, incident reporting and much more. Using Bluestone Security Services you can trust that our guards are dependable, trustworthy and specifically trained in site security and all hold a valid SIA approved license.

All our guards are vetted to BS7858 and fully insured within our company.

We run a 24/7 365 day a year service for our clients and can supply you with staff within minutes of your call

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Door Supervision | Door Supervisior Course

Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence1. The HABC Level 2 Award in Door Supervision has been developed to meet the requirements of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).2 It is based on the relevant SIA Specifications for Learning and Qualifications and provides the necessary skills and knowledge for learners who wish to apply for an SIA licence and work as a Door Supervisor within the private security industry. The qualification comprises 4 mandatory units:

Unit 1 – Working in the Private Security Industry

Unit 2 – Working as a Door Supervisor

Unit 3 – Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

Unit 4 – Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry

This qualification can enable the learner to progress onto the NVQ in Providing Security Services or undertake further learning in other areas of the private security industry such as CCTV Operations.

Assessment

Unit 1 – Working in the Private Security Industry

  • 40-question multiple-choice examination paper.
  • Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 28 out of 40.
  • Examination duration 1 hour.
  • Guided learning hours for this unit are 10 hours.

Unit 2 – Working as a Door Supervisor

  • 45-question multiple-choice examination paper.
  • Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 31 out of 45.
  • Examination duration 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Guided learning hours for this unit are 12 hours.

Unit 3 – Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry

  • 20-question multiple-choice examination paper.
  • Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 14 out of 20.
  • Examination duration 30 minutes.
  • Guided learning hours for this unit are 8 hours

Unit 4 – Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry

  • Ongoing practical assessment throughout the course by the tutor.
  • A true or false question paper marked by the course tutor.
  • Guided learning hours for this unit are 15 hours

This qualification is suitable for learners over the age of 18. It is delivered over 4 days with a large amount of pre-course reading and written tasks to complete. Full details will be sent out to you.

The course is assessed by 3 multiple choice exams, a 15 question true/false exam and practical assessment.

References

  1. ^ licence (www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk)
  2. ^ Security Industry Authority (SIA). (www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk)

Hikvision profile: the biggest video surveillance brand by global sales

Hikvision Profile: The Biggest Video Surveillance Brand By Global Sales

Founded in 2001 Hikvision grew from a minor regional player to the biggest video surveillance brand in the world in a staggeringly short space of time. This is a profile of the Chinese CCTV giant, retracing its history, detailing its increasingly muscular approach to acquisitions and its latest products in network video. History/background Chinese video surveillance firm Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company Limited (Hikvision) was founded in 2001 and was first listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2010.

Part-owned by the Chinese government, the Forbes 2000 company now has offices in 20 locations around the world including the USA and Canada, South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, Korea, India and five European countries. Hikvision has grown substantially in recent years, with revenue for the 12 months ending 31 st December 2015 recorded as US$3.9bn (25% of which came from outside China), up 47% on FY14 and more than double the US$1.76bn posted in FY13. That increased turnover and global reach has been achieved partly through acquisition and partly organic growth. Hikvision bought rival Chinese video surveillance product and service supplier Dahua Technology in 2015 for example (estimated at the time to have had the second largest market share of any video surveillance provider) and purchased UK-based intrusion alarm security firm Pyronix in May 2016 for an undisclosed sum. Hikvision recently opened a new UK office, showroom and training suite in West London Market position and strategy Hikvision s market share has accelerated in parallel with its revenue. Research company IHS calculated it held 19.5% of the global CCTV and video surveillance equipment market in 2015, up from 16.3% in 2014. Much of the company s strength lies in its willingness and ability to reach new customers through an extensive network of technology and distribution partners, ranging from global giants like ADI right down to local players in individual countries such as WDC Networks in Brazil. Recent examples of technology partnerships include a deal with Swedish video surveillance company Observit AB; a joint project with Eagle Eye Networks to provide cloud based security and business intelligence video management for the Lawrence Police Department in the US; and a software tie-up with ECMS on monitored surveillance system checking services. That flexibility around joint sales and marketing initiatives is backed up by Hikvision s embedded open platform (HEOP) program which was designed to ensure that third party analyst, detection and recognition applications can be downloaded and installed to run on its network cameras.

That approach gives customers and security integrators a choice around which application, service or system management components they use alongside Hikvision hardware, and supports independent evaluation, application development, compatibility testing and software development kit (SDK) delivery. It also allows systems integrators the option to feed footage from Hikvision cameras back to their own web pages without the manufacturer s assistance and therefore create their own revenue streams for ongoing service provision. While it is actively targeting customers in the retail, transportation, construction, finance and pharmaceutical industries, Hikvision traditionally has a strong presence in education selling surveillance and access systems to schools, colleges and universities across the world. embedded content Latest technologies Hikvision maintains large technology portfolio that centres on IP network, analog and HD CCTV cameras; digital and network video recorders (DVR/NVRs); video encoders/decoders; video management software; and access control and alarm systems. Hikvision attributes much of its success to the speed and scale of its product innovation, asserting that around 8% of its annual turnover is ploughed back into research and development each year, with a third of its global staff (roughly 5,000 engineers) being directly involved. The company was fast to incorporate H.264, video content analysis, cloud computing and big data into its product lines and its latest Dome and Smart Box and Smart Bullet cameras support 4K video recording for example. These offer 3840 2160 pixel resolutions that support more sophisticated video analytics applications like face or car number plate recognition and can cover a much wider area with a single camera than is possible with multiple HD models. embedded content Whilst Hikvision s early success was built on undercutting established rivals (particularly in the US and Europe) with comparatively inexpensive cameras, it has since used its broad product portfolio to reach every corner of the video surveillance market and offer security solutions at a much wider range of price points. Rather than smaller sites requiring 10 or 20 cameras and associated infrastructure and management tools, the company now sees customers needing hundreds or thousands of cameras as its sweet spot.

It is also applying significant resources to identify gaps in video security and analytics provision within key vertical industries, developing new applications able to exploit the latest camera functionality to provide customers with some measure of operational advantage. Examples of innovation here include intercom systems equipped with biometric readers that scan faces and fingerprints for accurate authentication and door entry, and heat mapping technology that use cameras to help retailers monitor traffic flow in shops and malls in response to marketing and promotion campaigns. Elsewhere a mobile in-vehicle solution that deploys camera with magnetic stick-on base, embedded WiFi and 3G/4G connectivity, long life batteries and integrated high capacity data storage options on the inside of buses and trains was developed for transport companies, with an all-in-one security terminal that combines video recording capabilities, storage and a display in one compact, movable unit having multiple uses.

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