Pivot3 Large-Scale Surveillance Solution Recognized for Innovation in Campus Safety

Pivot3 large-scale surveillance solution has recently received the 2019 Campus Safety Best Award, which recognizes the most innovative solutions designed to enhance security and safety in campus environments. Selected for demonstrating excellence in the video surveillance category, Pivot3’s large-scale surveillance solution provides the performance that is required for largescale environments at a lower cost than any other enterprise solution. This honor marks the fourth award Pivot3 has received for the large-scale solution within the past year, after it was also recognized as a 2018 Innovative Product Award winner at Global…

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M&A in Defence & Security Market Reaches Record High

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the defence and security domains was valued at USD130 billion during the three months to 30 June 2019, according to Jane’s by IHS Markit. This compared with USD5.4 billion during the prior three months and an average of USD10 billion each quarter over the prior ten years. The merger of Raytheon and United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in a USD121 billion all-stock transaction was announced in June this year to create Raytheon Technologies Corporation with combined sales in the region of USD74 billion. The deal…

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Hikvision Announces Half-yearly Financial Results with 14.60% Growth

Hikvision, the world’s leading provider of innovative security products and solutions, has reported a total operating revenue of RMB 23.92 billion for the first half of 2019, representing a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 14.60%. Net profits attributable to shareholders of the company amounted to RMB 4.22 billion, a growth of 1.67% YoY. The company also reported strong financial performance during the second quarter of 2019, with 21.46% growth YoY in total operating revenue and 14.98% growth YoY in net profits. The company performed a retrospective adjustment or restatement of previous…

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Einstein Concept House

A typical residential complex security system consists of premises access control and video surveillance. Such measures are impressive but not capable of stopping prepared burglars. SAGA Development and Ajax Systems have implemented a truly safe housing project based on the Einstein Concept House residential complex. The territory, corridors and stairs remain under 24/7 surveillance. Every apartment is equipped with Ajax security system devices. An internal security service instantly responds to its alerts. Einstein Concept House has no fence. It is not needed as every meter of the territory is monitored…

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The O2 Arena Awards Protective Services Contract to Securitas

Securitas UK has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver protective security services for The O2 arena. Home to world class entertainment, the 20,000-capacity venue hosted over 9 million visitors, 168 event days and 194 performances in 2018. Owned by AEG, The O2 arena is a high-profile venue which welcomes visitors from all around the world. The contract with Securitas went live in June. Craig Robb, Chief Commercial Officer at Securitas UK commented, “The O2 arena is one of the most recognised venues for out of this world entertainment, and…

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NEC Autonomous Backhoe Operation System Improves the Safety of Construction Sites

Obayashi Corporation, NEC Corporation and Taiyu Co., Ltd. have jointly developed an autonomous backhoe operation system that automates sediment loading as an important step in the autonomy of construction machinery. In recent years, labor shortages due to the aging of skilled workers and a decline in the number of younger workers have become urgent issues for the construction industry in Japan. As a result, labor-saving measures for the improvement of productivity have become increasingly important. For this reason, there are great expectations for the automation of construction technology, especially for…

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Motorola Solutions & Avigilon Corporation Selected to Help Protect Students

School district deploys a complete video security and critical communications solution to enhance safety for students, staff and faculty across its 20 locations Motorola Solutions and Avigilon Corporation have been selected to help protect Georgetown County School District (GCSD) in South Carolina, USA. Serving over 9,500 students throughout its 10 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 4 high schools, career center and adult education center, GCSD sought to undergo a major security upgrade to increase safety, help mitigate misconduct, and offer greater ease-ofuse for school administrators, security officers and law enforcement…

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Hikvision Introduces 2-Wire Modular Video Door Phone

Hikvision has launched its new 2-Wire modular IP video door phone for retrofitting in multi apartment buildings. This is an extension solution to already successful 2-Wire kits that are mainly used for small residential houses, using the same housing and components as the recently launched 2nd Generation IP video door phone technology. It ‘inherits’ its modular nature which makes it flexible for any scenario. The video door phone delivers all the benefits of IP surveillance through just two wires – data and power. This makes it simple to install, saving…

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Axis Introduces High Performance PTZ Camera

Axis Communications has announced AXIS P5655-E PTZ Network Camera, a cost-effective, high-performance PTZ camera for versatile surveillance applications. It comes with the new generation chip offering improved im aging, enhanced security features, extended capabilities for analytics and radically more efficient video compression. AXIS P5655-E features a light sensitive sensor and Forensic WDR for clarity even when there’s both dark and light areas in the scene. Additionally, thanks to Axis Lightfinder 2.0 technology it captures low-light images with more saturated colors and sharper images of moving objects. Electronic image stabilization minimizes…

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Exacq C-Series Takes the Guesswork Out of Live Video Monitoring

Johnson Controls introduces the new exacqVision C-Series, taking the guesswork out of sourcing a system for a live video monitoring station. Built to achieve the kind of performance that the video security industry demands and guaranteed to achieve specific decode and display frame rates, the new C-Series monitoring station is the best way to experience exacqVision VMS. Tailor-made to meet the needs of video surveillance market, the C-Series supports 16-32 video streams at full HD and ensures smooth playback during live monitoring or search. The C-Series offers three options –…

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