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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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IDIS introduces industry s longest warranty and launches VA in the Box analytics as it marks 20th anniversary

South Korea s largest video surveillance manufacturer has unveiled the industry s longest warranty and several new products during a champagne reception for journalists, partners and customers. Perhaps the most eye-catching of these releases showcased amid celebrations marking 20 years in the surveillance business was a new plug-and-play analytics platform. Aimed primarily at retailers but with applications in other markets, VA in the Box offers a suite of functions such as people counting, heatmaps and analytics reporting to help businesses make better commercial decisions.

Industry warranties typically range from three to five years in length, but IDIS has raised the bar with a new, unparalleled seven-year warranty. Called the IDIS Ultimate Warranty, it is available to all integrators, installers and distributors regardless of partner status. Announcing the bold move which was partly inspired by findings on page 14 of IFSEC Global s IDIS-sponsored Video surveillance report 2017 IDIS PR consultant Benjamin Bryant said the warranty was a reflection of the company s confidence in the reliability, over a long period, of IDIS products. The warranty will comprise a five year warranty as standard, plus an extended two-year warranty across its full range of H.265 network video recorders (NVRs) covering the IDIS DirectIP series and multi-format HD-TVI, DirectCX, TVRs. Read about more product launches from IFSEC 2017 Features People counting. Counts, tracks and analyses shoppers. Also ascertains the gap between the estimated and actual floating population. Useful in high-level security environments such as airports and rail stations. Expected number of visitors can be extrapolated from historic data and appropriate action made in advance.

Heatmaps. Visualise visitor footfall and behaviour such as where people spend time, for how long, and what they interact with. Application in retail, where store managers can optimise location of various products, advertisements and promotional materials. Queue Management. Reduces customer waiting times. Based on how many customers are in line, sales counters can be open and closed to optimise deployment of staff resources and enhance customer experience. Analytics reporting. Graphs and thumbnails generated for time periods set to give customer understanding of data across all functions. Periodical analysis available through the IDS Center video management software VA Report tab.

Customers can check hourly/daily/weekly/monthly data in detail by simply entering a date and time. The data from the people counting, queue management and heatmap functions can be reviewed individually or collectively. IDIS co-founder Dr Albert Ryu (second from right) cuts the commemorative cake with IDIS partners IDIS VA in the Box has now been installed at various sites throughout Europe, and both installers and end users are reaping the benefits, said Jamie Barnfield, senior sales manager for IDIS Europe. Since VA in the Box is plug-and-play with our flagship DirectIP platform, it is fast and simple to both install and maintain, protecting installer s margins. When combined with IDIS Center s intuitive user interface, it s extremely easy for operators to utilise, and delivers IDIS s signature low cost of ownership for end users. Further, the addition of analytics into the IDIS surveillance offering is also making security buying less of a grudge purchase, as not only do customers benefit from security operations, they also enhance marketing, sales, and other departments by delivering a raft of business insights. The company, which was founded in South Korea in 1997, also handed out commemorative awards to valued commercial partners, media partners and customers during the champagne reception. One of the co-founders, Dr Albert Ryu, also made an appearance. Extended warranty IDIS says its Ultimate Warranty is particularly competitive when compared to PC-based solutions that typically handle up to 64-channels and only come with a warranty lasting up to three years.

IFSEC International is the perfect platform to announce the IDIS Ultimate Warranty as we celebrate two decades of innovation with the entire security buying chain all under one roof, said Joon Jun, president of the global business division at IDIS headquarters, during the press briefing on Thursday. As we ve brought every new innovative product to market, each element has been IDIS designed and manufactured in-house with quality and reliability in mind. We still have IDIS DVRs in operation that have required little to no maintenance that customers installed well over 13 years ago. That is a true testament to IDIS quality and reliability and demonstrates how it s not the same; it s IDIS . The IDIS Ultimate Warranty will apply to products shipped globally from July 2017. End users should contact their integrator, distribution partner or local IDIS office to apply for the additional two-year warranty. Read about more product launches from IFSEC 2017 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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6 trends in video surveillance to watch out for in 2017

In 2017 we see video surveillance continuing its growth trend for security, as well as for retail and traffic management applications, and in support of the wider IoT trend. Industry analyst IHS projects that in 2017 video surveillance will capture nearly 6000 Petabytes of data, and by 2019 3.3 trillion hours of surveillance video will be captured daily. Video is also being retained longer for many reasons, including for use as evidence by law enforcement, or to use with advanced analytics in retail environments.

Based on our interactions with customers and partners, we anticipate a number of key developments.

1. More video data to support video analytics Organisations will need to become more adept at leveraging unstructured data to identify patterns and trends. Surveillance data or, more accurately, video-based data will be increasingly used for business purposes. No longer just for keeping people and property safe; video surveillance will produce greater financial returns. Highly sophisticated video analytics applications will see greater adoption to make better business decisions. Today, 50% of analytics are for non-security purposes. To support these analytical functions, video must be retained for longer periods.

2. Surveillance cameras with intelligence embedded 2016 saw a surge in camera counts especially HD cameras yielding considerably more data to manage. In 2017 we expect the adoption of cameras with wider panoramas, higher resolutions, and more sensors will accelerate.

Watch for more installations to transition from analogue and SD cameras, with a demand that more surveillance capabilities compression, streaming, storage, and analytics be bundled into cameras for greater value. The influx of data will strain storage and make an intelligent, multi-tier storage strategy more vital than before. With improved intelligence in cameras, storage management software to effectively manage the influx of data will become even more important.

3. Healthcare heats up for surveillance Common challenges such as workplace violence, drug related crimes, gang violence, infant/child abduction threats, natural disasters and terrorism will require healthcare organisations to make significant surveillance upgrades or complete system over-hauls.

80% of hospitals are in need of an upgrade of access control systems and CCTV (IAHSS). For example, to protect against legal action in slip/fall lawsuits, it is recommended that healthcare facilities retain video data for at least two years. In addition, controlled observation rooms may soon exceed the number of security cameras, extending the ability of nursing staff to monitor patients and improve overall care. A modern video surveillance solution will be needed to improve overall facility safety and security while also increasing operational efficiency.

4. A surge in biometrics applications Today facial recognition is used to identify criminal suspects. Healthcare organisations will increasingly add facial recognition to their security arsenal. We anticipate greater adoption of applications for counting people to help transport organisations reduce congestion and improve services. Increasingly, biometrics is helping to prevent the major data breaches that have become common.

Public and private entities will embrace more sophisticated cyber security. In the US, the Cyber Security Alliance, in conjunction with The White House launched an initiative advising the use of fingerprints and one time codes as a way of authentication. Facial recognition is another growth area, where biometric technology is now available for use with body-worn cameras. Both technologies hold great potential, and will require intelligent multi-tiered storage to keep the costs of the required data in check.

5. IoT sensor and video management Watch the internet of things (IoT) emerge as one of the top culprits for data growth. The real challenge for IT managers will be to merge this data with large and diverse files types such as video surveillance to enable collective business intelligence. This will create a data management challenge for state and municipal IT departments tasked with creating the infrastructure to house, protect and analyse both massive video data sets and millions of IoT sensor files. Add to this the growing list of benefits made possible by the correlation of video data with input from smart devices, and the demand for storage and storage integration explodes. Embedded sensor technology will allow cities to become smarter, and data from that sensor input will be integrated with video data and analysed to help make urban communities more attractive.

Look for vehicle and pedestrian traffic to be more aggressively captured and integrated with sensor input from trains, buses, and subways to cut congestion. Parking facilities can be monitored and the video combined with input from smart meters to reduce bottlenecks and to improve consumer satisfaction.

6. Video surveillance-as-a-service emerges As we see smarter cameras and more types of sensors integrated into them, there s been a movement toward more in-band analytics. This confluence of factors is laying the foundation for surveillance-as-a-service. Smaller deployments will be aggregated into this service model. For example, commercial campuses can centralise surveillance services if they use smart cameras with in-band analytics and other sensors, in order to automate functions that took multiple personnel and enable a more proactive approach to surveillance, and bridge the gap between a prosecution model to a more preventative system. 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.