Reliable Video Solutions

Camera robustness, hemispheric technology and decentralized image and event management make MOBOTIX the logical choice for mobile security Challenge Robust and reliable in every vehicle at any speed Operators of public and private transportation or of commercial cargo fleets are required to be more alert than ever against vandalism, theft and violence in order to stay competitive and attractive for passengers in the future. A key contribution is the decentralized, high-resolution video security technology from MOBOTIX; because perpetrators can be identified much faster with highly detailed and gapless recordings compared…

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Credit Union Takes the Long View

Vancouver Island financial Institution Secures Branches with March Networks Advanced IP Video When the largest credit union based on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia decided to deploy a March Networks enterprise-wide video surveillance system in 2013, the opportunity to take advantage of advanced functionality was top of mind. The credit union, which operates 23 branches, 16 insurance offices, four regional business centres and one centralized contact centre, was using a system that was ‘old and slow,’ but a sole March Networks system installed at…

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Physical Safety Impacting Millennials

New survey data from ADT shows 76% of Millennials have avoided a specific activity due to safety concerns; 90% depend on technology to feel safe when alone A recent survey commissioned by ADT LLC provides a fresh perspective on how Millennials view personal protection. A generation known for their fearlessness, confidence and optimism often think about safety precautions, with many choosing to opt out of activities due to the lack of personal security. According to the survey: Millennials love to use their devices to stay connected to friends, but they…

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Operator Control Challenges and Solutions

Control rooms are very hectic places. Maintaining a bird’s eye view of what is going on at all times is critical. Paradoxically, technology is both part of the problem and the solution. Guarding over public safety, security and other important things, operators need to have any situation under control at all times. Visual integration is the key because it greatly impacts the human-machine interface, which, in turn, enhances the operator’s situational awareness. In reality, however, the control room workspace is often part of the problem, lacking in efficiency, structure and…

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Aiming High – Aiming Safely

Working at high altitudes is considered to be extremely dangerous. Fire services, for instance, need to conduct safe rescue operations, yet they are by no means the only ones. Safe working conditions are equally vital for anyone working at solar or wind farms, in the forestry industry or at a brewery. Technical regulations are therefore in place, ensuring the provision of suitable equipment and training. Transmission poles, bridge pylons, industrial stacks, giant trees, rescue operations in the mountains – it may well seem that the higher a person has to…

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New ISO Standard on Video Fire Detectors will Help Save Lives

Early detection of fire and smoke are essential to save lives, property and the environment. Modern technology such as video fire detectors, especially in some high-risk places like tunnels, oil and gas environments, public buildings or storage areas, enable a fast response to a potential fire. A new ISO technical specification on video fire detectors helps ensure more efficient and reliable equipment. According to the Center of Fire Statistics (CFS) of the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services (CTIF), among 31 countries representing 14 % of the world’s population,…

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First Data Exchange Agreement

New pact marks closer public-private collaboration in combating cybercrime, globally Palo Alto Networks® the next-generation security company is formalising its cooperation with the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI). Palo Alto Networks is the first cybersecurity company to sign a Data Exchange Agreement (DEA) with INTERPOL. This agreement aims to combat criminal trends in cyberspace, cyberthreats and cybercrime globally through sharing threat information generated by Palo Alto Networks and Unit 42, its threat intelligence team. Palo Alto Networks will be involved in the operational briefings at INTERPOL and vice versa.…

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ECHO Project

Security and fire industries take up the challenge of the new Electronic Call Handling Operation (ECHO) project The British Security Industry Association, Fire Industry Association and Fire & Security Association are playing a key role in the development of a new Electronic Call Handling Operation (ECHO) project. This aims to deliver a centralised fully automated electronic call handling service to reduce pressure on the emergency services and alarm receiving centres (ARCs) by reducing their call handling times and errors that can occur from manual response handling. Though ECHO will initially…

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