Showing posts with label CCTV. Show all posts
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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

New Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions In-car Video System Takes Mobile Video Recording Technology Into the Future

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New Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions In-car Video System Takes Mobile Video Recording Technology Into the Future
| #TpromoCom | Advanced Video Processor Speeds Deployment and Streamlines Video Reviewing and Sharing

Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions is excited to announce their new in-car video (ICV4000) system featuring a powerful new video processing unit (VPU4000). With high-speed processing, wireless networking, new security features, improved image quality and easier deployment, the new Panasonic i-PRO ICV4000 system takes in-car video technology into the future.

“Panasonic i-PRO in-car video systems for law enforcement and professional security applications have a well-deserved reputation for exceptional reliability and video quality,” said David O’Connor, Director, Public Safety Division, Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corp. of America. “Building from that legacy and our extensive experience in professional video recording technology, the ICV4000 is a next-generation in-car video evidence capture solution with higher performance, improved security, and simplified installation.”

The new ICV4000 employs the MPEG-4 recording format, eliminating the need for proprietary media devices and making it easier to share video and audio content with other applications. By eliminating the conversion processes and workflows associated with proprietary video formats, the ICV4000 provides a more streamlined approach to video reviewing and sharing.

As with all evidence-capture technology, securing the integrity of video and audio data is a top priority. The ICV4000 uses new and improved security features such as SSD drive lock and AES/256 data encryption at rest, which ensure that evidence data is completely secure and cannot be accessed or forcibly removed by unauthorized parties.

With several options for front-end cameras, the ICV4000 offers industry leading full 1080p HD recording along with a wider field of view and multiple optical/digital zoom levels. This provides users with superior video evidence quality and ensures that every detail is clearly captured, even under challenging conditions.

The ICV4000 incorporates embedded Bluetooth (BLE) and two wireless LAN modules to support seamless integration with Panasonic i-PRO’s BWC4000. Additionally, the ICV4000 features a consolidated system design that combines multiple system features, which results in reduced vehicle installation time and easier deployment and usability.

With higher performance, superior image quality and the open standard MPEG-4 recording format, the new Panasonic i-PRO ICV4000 system is the ideal choice for virtually every in-car video system application.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

DITEK Features Cutting-Edge Surge Protection Solutions

DITEK Features Cutting-Edge Surge Protection Solutions

at ISC West 2021

Solutions to Protect Critical Electrical Systems,

Including Security and Fire Alarms


Las Vegas, NV (July 19, 2021) – DITEK, the leading provider of surge protection solutions is featuring state-of-the art technology at ISC West 2021, July 19-21 in Las Vegas. DITEK surge protectors are your first line of defense against power surges and spikes caused by lightning or other sources. DITEK solutions protect critical electrical systems—from fire alarms to video surveillance—by safely diverting excess voltage to ground, avoiding costly repairs and downtime. DITEK’s vast array of solutions gives system designers, engineers, and installers peace of mind that equipment will remain safe from the damaging effects of power surges and spikes in voltage.

"Surge protection is the most vital and affordable way to safeguard critical electronic equipment and avoid downtime," said Jason Klein, National Sales Manager, DITEK. "Having a security or fire alarm system fail without warning is costly and dangerous. Our wide range of solutions ensure critical systems remain up and running at all times."

Total Surge Solution for Fire Alarm Systems – DITEK's DTK-120X12 combines protection for 120V system power with protection for up to 12 low voltage circuits, eliminating unnecessary damage caused by power surges and spikes. This unique and compact new combination simplifies implementation of comprehensive surge protection for fire alarm systems while providing remote monitoring of surge protection status using dry contacts. The convenient, modular plug-in design simplifies installation of surge protection modules and allows for easy replacement when needed. The combination of complete system protection along with high quality construction and field-replaceable modules makes this new offering a perfect fit for protecting fire alarm systems and control panels.

Expanded Versa-Module, Low Voltage Surge Protection  DITEK’s new modular surge protection solution provides tailored multi-voltage protection for all varieties of low-voltage electronic systems. The DTK-VM2 enclosures offer 4, 8, and 24 channel options that accept a wide array of rapid-replacement modules designed to protect any combination of signaling, data, and low voltage power circuits from 5V up to 130V. All of the enclosures in this series accept any combination of modules equipped with either RJ45 or screw terminal connections, and all feature single point grounding for simple and fast installation and service. This unique and compact new solution simplifies implementation of comprehensive surge protection for all kinds of critical electronic systems, including surveillance, access control, fire, fuel dispensing, point-of-sale, communications, industrial controls, audio, and more. The versatility of the new DTK-VM2 series enables installers to provide the ideal electrical surge protection for every part of a system.


UPS Products – DITEK's online, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) offer reliable surge protection and double conversion technology that enables equipment to withstand the harshest power quality conditions, such as surges, spikes, brownouts and total power loss. This compact and economical UPS series is available in 1kVA - 3kVA models, and offers rack or tower configuration. They also feature USB and Ethernet interfaces as well as an intuitive LCD display.  DITEK’s UPS products provide cost-effective and reliable performance for network servers, back office computers, point-of-sale devices, and similar mission-critical equipment.


Network Switches, Injectors and Extenders – In addition to DITEK's surge protection division, DITEK Networks supplies IT professionals and security integrators with advanced networking hardware— including PoE+ network switches, extenders, and injectors; as well as Gigabit PoE+ industrial network switches designed for harsh industrial environments. All switches are able to use existing network cables and feature Green Ethernet power saving technology that deactivates unused ports and adjusts power levels. This new line gives IT professionals and security integrators a new choice for cost-efficient, easy-to-install powered networks.


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Monday, June 14, 2021

Former Dallas-area ADT technician gets prison time for hacking into customers’ home security video feeds

Former Dallas-area ADT technician gets prison time for hacking into customers’ home security video feeds | #TpromoCom #ADT #Technician #CCTV #Legal | Sarah Freele said she hired ADT for her family’s safety and peace of mind (msn).

But the technician who worked on her home security cameras, she said, might as well have been hiding in her bedroom closet for months, peeking through a crack in the door.
This is a horrible thing to happen to anyone let alone all the folks that this installer criminalized. I'm sure ADT is appalled at what he did as much as the rest of us in security. It's any alarm company's worst nightmare come true. Let's hope that the blackeye that all of us  just got will pass quickly and the public will forgive and forget. -Al Colombo
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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Reduce TCO with Power and Data Transmission Remote Functionality

Reduce TCO with Power and Data Transmission Remote Functionality | #TpromoCom #Altronix #Power #LowVoltage | Today’s power solutions are a far cry from conventional power products that have been the mainstay for years.

With the addition of network communications now available in foundation power and data transmission products, systems designers and integrators can Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while providing higher levels of integration that enable remote monitoring, diagnostics and control.

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Avoid The Perils Of Parallel Security Systems With A Unified Access Control Solution

Avoid The Perils Of Parallel Security Systems With A Unified Access Control Solution
| #TpromoCom #AccessControl #Security #Integration | AXIS Camera Station Secure Entry seamlessly unifies video management and access control (facilityexecutive).

Systems that run in parallel often translate to higher costs, more labor, and more vendor interactions. 

Running in parallel tends to get complicated, and sometimes risky, especially as you get into issues like system updates and cybersecurity. And it leaves your operators feeling like they’re in a ping pong match—bouncing from one system to another and back again—as they try to keep your facility secure. (read more)
"Having a unified database means less work, less cost, and greater ROI with a relatively low time to market. In the long term, this is the best way to go," says Al Colombo, Technical Writer and former security and life-safety installer/technician. "Businesses should specify their need for a fully integrated access control system because in the long run it will save them a bundle."

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

ESC Has the Answer for Unoccupied Property Security in Ohio

ESC Has the Answer for Unoccupied Property in Ohio | #ESC_LLC #Hotels #COVID-19 #Security | “We can help you detect bad guys doing bad things, and we can document those bad boys doing those bad things so a judge will clearly see the ill deed.

Video surveillance is one of the fastest growing methods of providing facility security there is. The reason for that is easily understood when you consider the old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” 

Although the actual saying pertains to words and ideas, we can easily transfer a similar meaning to the 21st Century issue at hand–the relevance of video surveillance.


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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Letters to the Editor: Video surveillance registry

Letters to the Editor: Video surveillance registry | #TpromoCom #Police #VideoSurveillance | The issue of police access to home and business video surveillance systems is one contested by many and approved by even more of local populations.

Editor's Note: To read the letter to the editor on this issue, scroll down the page a bit, it's the second  letter covered by The Sun. --Al Colombo
"Recently, the City Council approved a motion for the city manager to investigate creating a registry of residents, business owners and others who have video surveillance systems.

"After surveillance camera owners raise their hands to be included in a registry, they could be compelled by the courts through subpoenas to turn over their video data. Doing so will not be voluntary.


More and more we're seeing police departments across the nation requesting access to home and business video surveillance systems that have an Internet connections. The manufacturer of the ever growingly popular doorbell camera, Ring, has, in fact, given local police access to their IP addresses so dispatch can quickly look in on events as they unfold. 

There was a day when I was animatedly against access to public cameras by law enforcement. Some of our readers will remember when I mentioned a case in Boston where a young nurse, the mother of two young children, was murdered and the police had absolutely no clues... until another day when an investigator revisited the crime scene. 

Looking up, he suddenly realized there was a camera looking down on the spot where the mother  had been murdered. He was able to obtain the video pertinent to the crime, which ultimately led to the conviction of the rightful party.  

After being told about this situation by the CEO of a video camera manufacturer in the late 90's, early 2000's, I've changed my mind--police should have access to video, when it's associated with a criminal event. However, I still maintain my position on personal and societal privacy in that no one outside your home or business should have real-time access to your video surveillance system. 

There's been talk out and about regarding making such a connection mandatory by municipalities, especially where it involves high-rise and large facilities. What's your opinion on all of this? 

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Should law enforcement have ready, real-time access to home or business video surveillance systems?  

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Monday, December 28, 2020

The Top 10 Surveillance Videos of 2020

The Top 10 Surveillance Videos of 2020 | #TpromoCom #VideoSurveillance #Security #Trending | Theft fails, a “gangster grandpa,” a heroic dog and much more make up the most viewed surveillance videos of 2020.

Some of the stuff caught by surveillance cameras really is incredible. While the primary role of surveillance cameras is for security purposes, they also catch heartwarming stories, surprising feats of strength and countless moments that you wouldn’t believe if they weren’t caught on camera.

SSI‘s top surveillance videos of the week is proof. Every Friday, we compile the most ridiculous, bizarre and impressive surveillance videos that are released that week.

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